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do to treat it. speaking of sleep, hopefully vai and tracy are getting a few extra hours this morning as they're on special assignment. katy and i are in for them. >> that's right. good morning, this is sh"nb0 news today". i'm rosemary connors. >> i'm katy zachry. and meteorologist krystal klei has the most accurate neighborhood weather forecast. starting out on the cooler side like yesterday, but a difference -- we're warming up today. >> yeah, i'm pretty excited about. this not a huge warmup yet, but the kind of warmup that will put us just a little above average. here we are, on the cold side to start. 37 in pottstown. 40 in allentown and lancaster. 43 wilmington. millville, you're at 39. wildwood at 42 degrees. philadelphia is one of the warm spots on the map at 48 for the current reading. looking at numbers that really are probably only going to drop maybe one degree more or so to hit the low officially this morning. they'll start to pick up.
they'll pick up to the upper 60s to around 70 this afternoon. not bad. radar and satellite shows part of the reason why -- clear conditions. we've got a lot of sunshine in today's forecast just like we saw yesterday. it's going to be a beautiful blue sky overhead all day long. here's the trend through your lunch hour. 52 at 9:00 a.m. by noon, 65 degrees. well on our way to the 70-degree mark. coming up in a few minutes, we'll time out hour by hour your temperatures across all our neighborhoods. right now, we'll go to traffic with jessica boyington. >> thanks. starting on the cameras at 8th street in center city, so far, no problems. right here westbound moving toward the schuylkill expressway, not seeing any delays. same for eastbound toward 95. also watching a crash at bala avenue. drive times in the green and still normal. 95 into center city, a 14-minute trip and 15 minutes on the southbound side from the
schuylkill to 95. speeds into the 60s on almost all of them. back to you guys. >> 6:02 now. now to a story developing in delaware. the shooting of a teenager sent police officers rushing to the scene. that teen is now fighting to survive. matt delucia is live in new castle to tell us more about this investigation. matt? >> reporter: that teen is in critical condition this hour at the hospital. and in the meantime, police are still trying to find the person who pulled the trigger. this happened around 10:00 last night on the 2 un-- 200 block of highland boulevard. part of a development, homes along the block, but not any major roadways. police are trying to figure out who fired the gun. they were talking with neighbors tieing to get information and leads to -- trying to get information and leads to track this person down. we've been checking in throughout the night with new castle police to get details. they haven't released too much more at this point. they of course are trying to
learn more about this case, as well. so at this point, there have been no arrests. if you know anything, call police, as well. for now, live in new castle, matt delucia, nbc10 news. >> thanks for the update. new this morning, star gymnast mikayla maroney revealed that she endured areas of sexual abuse while following her olympic dream. >> maroney is the latest woman inspired to share her story in the wake of the harvey weinstein scandal. she says she was molested by the olympic team doctor, larry nasser, for years. she claims it started when she was 13 years old. the gymnast says he even attacked her before she won the gold and silver medals in london. in her twitter post, maroney says, "for me, the scariest thing of my life happened when i was 15 years old. i had flown all day and night with the team to get to tokyo. he'd given me a sleeping pill for the flight. the next thing i know, i was all alone with him in his hotel room getting a "treatment." i thought i was going to die that night." nasser has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. that happened back in july.
right now he's waiting to go on trial in three criminal cases alleging that he sexually molested nine girls. he's pleaded not guilty to those accusation accusations. the "me, too," movement began after actresses accused harvey weinstein of rape, assault, and sexual harassment. the movement encourages women to speak up if they are victims of harassment or sex assault. since then, countless women across the country have posted "me, too" on their social media pages. the weinstein scandal has prompted actress reese witherspoon to talk about her own experiences. during the "elle" women in hollywood awards, the oscar winner said a director assaulted her when she was 16 years old. she did not name the director. witherspoon said she regrets not speaking up the experience sooner. ex-penn state football coach jerry sandusky says he deserves a new trial. today around noon, we'll find out if a judge agrees with him. sdausk says his lawyers did not
adequately represent him when a jury convicted him back in 2012 of molesting ten boys. if sandusky does get a new trial, court observers suspect he will try to get released on bail. 16 inmates are responsible for killing a corrections officer during a riot in f february at the maximum security prison. the inmates are charged with murder in the death of lieutenant steven floyd. the delaware department of justice unsealed a total of 18 indictments yesterday. according to prosecutors, the inmates kidnapped floyd and several other prison workers in an attempt to demand better treatment. nbc10 spoke to the wife of a corrections officer who tells us despite charges against the inmates and changes at the prison, she's still worried for her husband's safety. >> there's been a couple of things that we've been hearing about the inmates wanting to do something similar again. i just tell him, just do what
you do. my husband has been deployed overseas many times. he has a different perspective from a lot of ceos there. >> the office of defense services says it will provide representation for the nine inmates involved. nine of the men indict read already convicted -- indicted are already convicted killers. attorneys for lieutenant floyd's family and the other prison workers taken hostage at the vaughn correctional facility have had no comment on the matter. today students in south jersey will begin classes at a temporary location as school staff deals with a mold problem. whitehall elementary students will report to williamstown middle school this morning. administrators worked out a plan to accommodate the students. faculty, staff, students, and local businesses donated money to help with supplies for the kids. meantime, a philadelphia school that has been dealing with its own mold problems will reopen today. students at john b. kelly elementary in germantown will return to class this morning. the school has been closed since thursday when traces of mold were found in the school's
ventilation system. this morning, president trump is backing away from his initial support of a bipartisan senate deal to save the federal subsidies that keep health care premiums affordable for millions of americans. hours after saying he liked the deal, the white house insisted that president trump oppose says the plan but -- opposes the plan but still supports efforts to find solutions. the bipartisan deal would extend subsidies for two more years. in exchange, republicans want to give states flexibility to opt out of some coverage requirements under the affordable care act. congress would have to approve the legislation. president trump's travel ban has been blocked a third time. yesterday, a u.s. district judge in hawaii temporarily halted the latest version of the ban hours before it was set to take effect. the white house is calling the ruling dangerously flawed and says it undercuts the president's efforts to keep the american people safe. all eyes will be on wall street today. the dow industrial average closed at a record yesterday and topped 23,000 for the first time
in its 121-year history. [ bell ] [ cheers ] it was the 50th record close of the year for the dow. experts say the rally is driven by economies across the globe picking up at the same time which is a rarity in the financial world. thanks to the booming market, your 401(k)s and pensions have probably made money this year. >> stick with your investment plan. stick with your investment allocation. that's the way you avoid missing out on the returns. >> it may be tempting. most financial advisers say only consider taking money out of the market if you anticipate big expenses in the next year. 6:08 on this wednesday. here is a live look outside at the flags blowing atop the aramark building. breeze out there. a little chilly. >> not as bad as yesterday. it's only going to get warmer, of course.
krystal klei has the first alert forecast. >> yeah. you know, yesterday and this morning we're getting a taste of real fall. winter is coming kind of weather. now we're going back to more early fall, lingering summer weather in the days to come. that's the best of both worlds with the forecast. cold morning, turning to a sunny day. warmer afternoons than what we saw yesterday. 61 was the high yesterday. the average this time of year is 66. we were below average. today, up to 70. low humidity, as well. winds light. you saw the camera in center city, a breeze picking up this morning. on frost advisory in place, it is through parts of the south jersey neighborhoods. this is from cumberland county, wrapping up to ocean county. it includes burlington and atlantic county. these are areas where temperatures have fallen this morning to low to mid 30s. this is actively happening right now. we feel the 30s. cold in spots. widespread frost possible as a result. this happens when you have a dew point and actual temperature that match each other. frost can form on things on,
say, a glass table outside or your windshield. and that's when you need to watch out also for sensitive plants that may be affected by that frost. neighborhood planner, 47 at 8:00 a.m. 70 by 4:00 in philadelphia. almost the same across all our neighborhoods. upper 60s and sunny in the suburbs. upper 60s and sunny in the lehigh valley. and yeah, you guessed it, upper 60s and sunny for delaware, 70 in new jersey this afternoon. and at the shore, mid 40s, going to about 66 degrees at 4:00 p.m. we'll talk more about that extended warmup coming up. >> thanks for that. it is ten minutes after 6:00. and the roads no doubt are becoming busier at this hour. >> yeah. we see it behind you. jess, tell us more about what's happening with traffic. >> a minor accident on the schuylkill expressway. our cameras around route 202. on the westbound side, we have police activity there. and then they're walking around all over the place. so we kind of have the right-hand shoulder and part of the next lane partially blocked. everything is over into the right-hand shoulder now.
we are seeing a little bit of a slowdown on the westbound side approaching route 202. again, that's the schuylkill expressway's westbound side. also watching out lower merion on montgomery avenue around bella avenue for a crash there. and also watching route 70 in cherry hill -- around haddonfield road. you see it moving through cherry hill. no problems or delays. everything is pretty hospital. most of the new jersey roads look similar to that. i'll have checks on 95 when i come back. >> rest your voice. thanks. twitter is cracking down on hate. coming up, the social network's plan to take negativity off of your news feed. plus, encountering a killer. for the first time ever, a hotel security guard who is being hailed a hero describes his confrontation with the las vegas gunman. what he remembers about that night. and dangerous disorder. today our science of sleep series focuses on the signs that might mean your nighttime struggles are a more serious problem. we'll explain. paulsboro's a very proud community.
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concerned only about saving others. first to come under fire from the las vegas shooter describe the moments after bullets started flying. jesus campos is a security bar at the mandalay bay and another engineer are talking about how it unfolded. they were in the hallway when stephen paddock began shooting. campos was shot in the leg. both are still trying to heal mentally, they say, from the terrifying experience. >> stephen was approaching. i told him to stay back and take cover. that's when more rounds were dispersed. >> wow. really he saved your life. >> i think the acts of humanity were major that night. i want to thank jesus again from my family and all my friends and
everybody for saving my life. >> ellen surprised both men who are big football fans with tickets to their favorite teams' games. she also announced a $25,000 donation to the las vegas victims' fund in jesus' name thanks to shutterfly. you can watch the interview this morning on nbc10 beginning at 3:00. 6:16 this wednesday. our week-long sleep series continues with a warning this morning. if you snore, if you feel groggy, you wake one headaches -- wake up with headaches, have a short fuse, you may be more than just sleep deprived. >> in all seriousness, sleep apnea affects more than a quarter of all americans, yet it's often undiagnosed. the reason -- the symptoms seem common like weight gain, irritability, simple fatigue. you can blame those on other things. sleep apnea restricts air flow, interrupting your sleep, and it's more common in people who have high blood pressure, heart disease, and depression. we spoke with a man who has a
family -- a family history of sleep apnea. he tells us as a student he realized one night he was more than just overtired. >> there was even photos of me from college falling asleep at a rush concert during the middle of the band playing. my flown took a picture of me -- my friend took a picture of me because i dozed off. >> that might be a sign of a problem. >> yes. >> joseph li got treatment with the most common device, a cpap machine, which is a mask that forces open your airways while you sleep. experts say you can also get surgery, use oral appliances, or a nerve treatment that's actually similar to a pacemaker. all this week, we're posting our sleep tips on social media. right now on instagram -- there she is. >> jessica takes us through her routine and tricks that help her to fall asleep at night. fortunately, her five-alarm wake-up system worked again this morning. she has our first alert traffic.
jess? >> yeah. you can check my instagra instagram, @jessie boyington. so many people do the 27 alarms. so mean people do. that i would like to see what everybody has to say. i'll respond back, too. >> i would rather have the five alarms wake me up than a phone call that says, hey, you overslept. where are you? >> the worst feeling ever. yeah. set the alarms. if they're going off now, you might want to get on the road a little bit early. we have an accident on the schuylkill expressway and westbound at 202. over here, you see on the shoulder, though, the lanes are getting by. a little slow right now westbound toward 202. right now eastbound toward center city is actually looking a little slow, as well. that's typical now. nothing to report there. just normal morning volume. in cheltenham, watch for a crash on church road around bent road. police activity would be there. 295 around route 38 looks good so far. not seeing any backup or delays there on 295. we'll end on 422, drive times on
the eastbound side starting to increase just a touch. 11 minutes on the eastbound side from 29 to the schuylkill. and speeds there are dropping and into the 40s. >> 6:19 on this wednesday. let's take a live look outside as we check the first alert neighborhood forecast. here's a live look up broad street from the kimmel campus center camera at city hall. everyone bustling along. meteorologist krystal klei is tracking a school stacool -- a l start to the day. we'll warm up? >> yes, that's good news for many people who were complaining yesterday in the afternoon it's chilly outside. chilly morning today but not chilly in the afternoon as we make our way to at 70 or so. look at the new jersey neighborhood numbers now. you see we've got 30s on the map again. atco at 39. swedesboro at 39. piney hollow, 38. lumberton at 37 degrees. oswego lake, 33 for the current temperature.
cloverfield, 36. 40 for hopewell township. across our new jersey neighborhoods, a cool beginning to the day which will turn to a nice afternoon. low humidity, light winds. 70 in center city. 72 at chestnut hill. doylestown at 70. easton at 71 degrees. also 71 in hammondton, atlantic city. how about that -- right about 70 for the delaware neighborhoods. both wilmington and smyrna a forecast high of 70. all the sunshine will make for a pretty afternoon. we'll look at the hour-by-hour model. we've got in the model clear conditions through the entire day. no pause points because we don't need them. overnight into your thursday morning, same deal. fairly clear, high clouds along the northern edge, about all we can expect. let's wrap up with the weekend high temperatures. 76, we're expecting on your saturday. while today we're talking 70, this is the warming trend that keeps going up all the way into the weekend. by sunday, we're at 77. notice we'll go from mostly
sunny to partly to mostly cloudy on sunday. we will finally start to see a change by the end of your weekend with clouds building in. temperatures are great. suburbs, 75 to 76. even at the shore, low 70s and mid to upper 70s in delaware which means if you've got plans to head to the pumpkin patch, pick apples, you'll have a great time doing it this weekend. we'll talk about your ten day on in the next half hour. >> see you then. thanks. you know him from the "today" show's "rossen reports." talking about nbc's jeff rossen. he is going to be answering your consumer questions on our nbc10 philadelphia facebook page today. rossen has tackled just about everything from helmet safety to hurricane safety. coming up, a south jersey grocery store says there could be plastic, maybe metal mixed in wur with your ground beef. the recall you'll want to hear about coming up at 6:30. philadelphia neighbors say a plan to clean up an infamous drug den has backfired?
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keeping kids safe at the bus stop should be enough to watch your driving every morning and afternoon. >> sometimes it's not enough. today police will be watching you. this is patrols in action during operation safe stop. a joint effort by pennsylvania state troopers, lower providence police and penndot to protect school students. today police will be following school buses in the methacton school district to make sure drivers are alert and stop when buses stop to pick up and drop off kids. >> dark out. limited visibility. again, traffic is a problem. people are in a rush to get to where they're going. we want to make sure that the children that are getting on and off the buses are safe. that they're not getting -- they're not in danger.
>> if you are caught breaking the law, expect a $250 fine, five points on your license, and a possible two-month driving suspension. hey, let's take a live look outside along the italian market. it's still dark out this morning. sunrise at 7:15 a.m. another beautiful, sunny day out there. you see the roads are dry. they're staying that way for a while. a look at how long it takes until rain returns to the forecast coming up. also ahead, police reveal new details about what they say happened just before a delaware mother drowned two little boys. next, her call to authorities that came hours before the crime. and president trump now under fire for the phone call he did make to the widow of a fallen soldier. straight ahead, the controversial comments that some are calling insensitive.
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phone call controversy. what president trump said to a fallen soldier's pregnant widow. a mother's fear. the desperate situation police say may have driven a delaware woman to drown two children in a bathtub. help in a time of crisis. dozens of people in the lehigh valley plan a roadtrip to washington today to demand relief in puerto rico. good morning, this is "nbc10 news today," i'm katy zachry. >> i'm rosemary connors. plenty to get to. let's start with weather, good changes on the horizon. meteorologist krystal klei is tracking a cool morning ahead but a warmup later. >> yeah. today is one of those days where you'll start with the jacket but might not necessarily want it. in the afternoon, temperatures warm up to above average today. yesterday we were below average in the afternoon. we only hit a high of 61 degrees. 48 degrees now in philadelphia. 40 in mt. holly. 43 in wilmington. 40 in allentown.
we have a few spots that are in the upper 30s. take a comparison, though, to yesterday at this same time. and most of us are running a little warmer than yesterday. we're five degrees warmer in wilmington, coatesville. trenton five degrees warmer than yesterday. the one spot that's colder or the same as yesterday over parts of south jersey. we are looking at temperatures that are under the frost advisory as a result. we also have clear conditions out there. lots of sun in today's forecast. coming up, we'll talk about the extended dry spell. now we want to talk about traffic with jessica boyington. >> thanks. starting on the schuylkill expressway, cameras around route 202, the westbound side, dealing with a crash here. to the right-hand shoulder, only blocking that lane right there. both active lanes are open here westbound toward 202. eastbound toward center city, slow, but typically slow now anyway. watching for a crash in cheltenham at bent road and
barington. this is southbound near route 30 which means that's the traffic moving this direction if you're trying to head toward philadelphia. head further south toward delaware memorial bridge. you might run into traffic with lane restrictions. for most part, everything's okay now. back to you at the desk. >> thanks. now to the crisis in puerto rico. hurricane victims are desperate for clean drinking water. only 78% of the island has power making it very difficult to pump and treat water. people are breaking into potentially contaminated water wells because they're running so low on supplies. dozens of people in allentown are disappointed and disgusted with the lack of relief in puerto rico and are going to do something about it. >> they're doing something about it this morning. the group is headed to washington in the next little bit to rally for more help. nbc10's randy gyllenhaal is live for us in allentown with more on their trip and cause. for a lot of them aboard the bus, this is personal.
>> reporter: it's going to be a bus full of people who have family who live on the island in puerto rico. they're meeting in this allentown parking lot. in a few minutes they'll take a bus to washington, d.c., to petition the government for more action and more help in the aftermath of the hurricane. this group is called "make the road pennsylvania." usually they engage in immigration activism. this time they'll focus on hurricane relief. leaving allentown this morning and another at 7:30, they'll arrive in the nation's capitcapitol -- capital and protest outside trump's hotel and congress. they are protesting what they call a lack of help for victims in puerto rico compared to texas and florida, and specifically by tweets and statements from president trump himself that they believe are hurtful to the victims on the island. ? ju -- >> just to hear him speak about
how puerto rico and virgin islands is not a disaster -- have him live in the countryside where there's no water, no electricity, water's contaminated. tell me a different story. apparently he doesn't have it together. >> reporter: despite the harsh words, organizers here say this isn't about politics. they say this is more about getting the federal government to take action on the situation on the groundme. they're going to head out shortly. we'll track them along the way as they head to washington, d.c. live in allentown, nbc10 news. 6:34. now to new details about a late-night shooting in chester, delaware county, involving a teenager. the teen and a man were both shot just before midnight along johnson street, not far from i-95. the shooter quickly drove off from the scene. police believe the shooter was aiming for just one of the victims. it's unclear who. we're working to learn more about their conditions. new overnight in philadelphia, police say somebody stabbed a man and left him to die a front porch with a knife still stuck in his back.
this morning the killer is still on the loose. police found the victim dead at a house on north 20th11:30 last. police say it's unclear where the stabbing happened. investigators say a wilmington mother accused of drowning two children in a bathtub was concerned about being deported. authorities are holding her on $2 million bail. she was arraigned yesterday for the deaths of her infant son and a 5-year-old boy in her care. her boyfriend is the father of both children. police say she called authorities hours before the killings worried about her immigration status after federal officials detained her boyfriend. a local immigrant advocate tells us fear of deportation can cause distress and, in some cases, make people desperate. >> it's real for people -- you can notice in the way they're behaving, in the way it's reflecting in a lot of stress.
stomach aches, headaches, a lot of depression. >> the advocate wants immigrants who find themselves inside desperate situations to contact outreach groups like hers, based in norristown, montgomery county, for help. now to the controversy involving president trump's comments over the phone regarding fallen soldiers. >> a florida congresswoman says the president told a soldier's pregnant widow that her husband "knew what he was signing up for" when he joined the military. congresswoman fredricka wilson was with the widow of sergeant ladavid johnson on the way to the airport to await the remains. wilson heard the comment when she is calling insensitive. on monday, the president said he wasn't sure if previous presidents called families of soldiers killed in battle. yesterday in a radio interview, he took a swipe at former president barack obama. >> as far as other representatives, i don't know. you could ask general kelly did he get a call from obama.
>> the president was invoking the memory of the son of the chief of staff who died in 2010. general kelly does not speak publicly about his son's death. we'll take you state by state and county is by county for a look at stories we're covering across the area. >> in south jersey there is an important meat recall. a shop rite store says a batch of its ground beef may have pieces of plastic or metal in it. the meat was sold on monday at the shop rite on william dalton drive in glass breaux. it includes ground beef, pork, veal. you can return the packages for a replacement or refunds. staying in new jersey and cape may county. e-zpass will soon be an option for drivers on toll bridges. workers are in the process of installing ez passes on the townsends inlet bridge -- townsends inlet bridge and others. it's expected to ease traffic for drivers traveling from ocean city to cape may. hundreds of workers in the lehigh valley are losing their
jobs. wells fargo is shutting down a call center in bethlehem and eliminating 460 jobs. the company says the rise of online and mobile banking means fewer people are needed to take customer service calls. in new castle county, a chemical company will commission a first of its kind. this is video from the groundbreaking of the new atlas point facility in 2015. today they'll hold a ribbon cutting to open it. this new facility creates 100% renewable and bio-based chemicals that are used in everything from toothpaste to paint to laundry detergent. 6:38 on this wednesday. just about 48 degrees outside the nbc10 studios. this is a live look down the shore at cape may, looking good with the sun coming up. >> really pretty there. >> hopefully indicative of what's ahead. we'll check in with meteorologist krystal klei. >> chilly morning. 30s for some.
those 30s include some of the jersey shore neighborhoods just as you go inland. right up against the water, like we saw from the camerament inland, bam, temperatures are down. we are warming up this afternoon. some of us will be back to the low 70s for high temperatures. we have a dry week ahead. great weekend weather as a result. no worries about any rain washing out your plans or thick, dense fog. what we are expecting for the weekend is a big warmup. from now until 9:00 a.m., areas under a frost advisory for temperatures currently in the low to mid 30s with widespread frost expected and sensitive plants really under that impact level could be killed because of the frosty conditions. let's talk temperatures. we'll begin with the lehigh valley. 40 degrees the current temperature at 6:-39 this morning. 53 by 10:00 a.m. 63 by noon. that warming continues to near 70 at a few spots. 70 as afternoon highs.
similar forecast across all neighborhoods. in philadelphia, starting at 48. we'll be in the mid 60s at lunchtime. sunny, light winds, about five to ten miles per hour, and also a high of 70 degrees by later today. then we'll wrap things up with the jersey shore here. 42 and clear currently. 64 degrees at lunchtime. sunshine continues just like you saw on the live camera right on through the afternoon hours. we'll get to 66 degrees between 2:00 and 4:00. some spots may cap into the upper 60s along the jersey shore today. in the days to come, many neighborhoods are going to just see the temperature rise even more above average. we'll talk about that coming up in a few minutes. >> thanks. 6:40. things are picking up on the roads. jessica has a look at a crash. >> what are you seeing in south philly? >> yeah. watching 95 on the northbound side. the ramp to the platte bridge is partially blocked with an overturned vehicle accident scene. you see the few vehicles involved, clearly tons of
flashing lights there. we say partially blocked because here there is -- there are cars moving by to the right-hand shoulder of that. 95 northbound isn't doing bad right now. what will happen, we'll see a little delay for all the cars moving off here trying to head to the plat now that will back up a little on to 95. for the most part, 95 will get by the scene because it will only be to the shoulder of that. southbound doing okay there. watching that for you and watching another crash in cheltenham on church road around bent road. barrington, a crash on 295 southbound side around route 30. southbound traffic would be anything headed maybe headed toward the 42 freeway or further south jersey or trying to get up to philadelphia. 23 minutes on the eastbound side of the schuylkill expressway from the blue route to the vine. speeds dropping and now into the 30s. rosemary and katy? >> save that voice, jess. thanks for that. you may notice a different atmosphere on twitter. coming up next, what the social network is doing to try to get rid of hate-filled posts. that's right. and love is coming back to philadelphia.
one of the city's famous parks will reopen after a long-delayed remodel there. and we like this one -- keeping his word. a live look from newtown, bucks counties, right now. the principal who seems to be addressing people below, maybe even our photographer who got there, where he spent a night to the school's roof. next, the promise he made to students that left him out in the cold for a good cause.
racist pumpkin carvings are at the center of an investigation at a chester county high school. this online post shows current and former coatesville students with the pumpkins. one has "kkk" carved into. another has a swastika. the school says it didn't happen on school ground, but nonetheless they're working with
authorities to discipline the students. this is the second racially charged incident involving coatesville students this month. a black doll with a tie around its neck was found hanging in a locker room on campus. the school ultimately determined it was meant to be an inside joke on a team. they call the incident a foolish prank. new this morning, twitter is vowing to crack down on hate speech and sexual harassment with some new policy changes. the site will be taking action against organization that's use hate symbols or violence to advance their cause. twitter will also defend accounts posting non-con -- suspend accounts posting nonconsensual sexual images and make it easier for use force report unwanted sexual advances on line. twitter will be rolling out changes in the coming weeks. today delaware county will announce its proposal to serve as the site of amazon's second headquarters. leaders will highlight redevelopment opportunities, incentives, and the labor force in the county. philadelphia is trying to entice amazon with a series of videos.
>> every neighborhood, every person, every journey adds to the value of this city. >> it focuses on the diverse work force in philadelphia. philly will release another video today. other parts of our region are also trying to become home to the headquarters including delaware, mercer county, atlantic county, camden, and newark, new jersey. amazon's deadline for bids is tomorrow. a decision is expected early next year. some residents living in fair hill and kensington neighborhoods say a recent project to clean up drug use on the conrail tracks is moving dealers into their communities. now neighbors are concerned about their children's safety and the trash being left behind. city council woman maria quinones sanchez tells us she's aware of the complaints and working with city officials to come up with a solution. >> we can't allow people to think that they can come to the city of philadelphia on an
addiction binge for weeks at a time, create a lot of havoc and petty crime and occupy the neighborhood. >> one neighbor woe -- we spoke to said he would rather keep his children inside his home than let them play outside and be exposed to drug users. 6:48 on this wednesday. happening tonight, the sixers start their season in washington. >> they do. the team tweeted a video combining a little old-school fun with some new-school additions to get fans excited. ♪ clap your hands everybody ♪ the philadelphia 76ers ♪ stomp your feet >> an oldie but goody. it mixes old-school highlights with highlights from the 21st century. it's just a few minutes before the start of the "today" show. >> we say good morning to matt lauer and savannah guthrie and get a preview of what they're working on. good morning, guys. >> hi. >> hi, ladies.
>> good to see you both. coming up a wednesday on the show, a firestorm facing president trump for allegedly telling the widow of a fallen u.s. soldier that he knew what he signed up for. live at the white house. new, the security guard who first encountered the las vegas gunman and was shot is breaking his silence. what he is revealing about that night. those stories, and we've taken you to happy places around the world. this morning, it's the happiest city in the united states and seven ways to boost your happiness no matter where you live. >> when we get started on a wednesday morning right here on "today." ladies, back to you in philly. >> all right. thank you very much. looking forward to all those stories. see you then. >> all right. guys. it's about ten minutes before 7:00. sunrise is in the works right now. am i right? >> yes. >> a beautiful live look at the sun ridesing in philadelphia over the delaware river -- rising in philadelphia over the delaware river. >> and meteorologist krystal klei is joining us now with a look at the chilly temperatures that you're waking up to, but they're warming up.
we're going to see a warm trend over the next few days. >> yeah. yes, we're looking at like you said conditions, the sun starting to come up. temperatures will warm. officially sunrise is just a little past 7:00 a.m. we always see sunshine about a half hour beforehand at the horizon. 37 the temperature in the pennsylvania suburbs. 48 in philadelphia. 40 in south jersey. the lehigh valley at 40 degrees. 45 over portions of the jersey shore. let's talk about the pennsylvania suburbs and talk about temperatures. unionville, 38. new london at 38. coatesville, 40. exton at 39. these numbers yesterday were mostly in the mid and even low 30s. a little better off than just yesterday. 39 in bedminster. new hope at 37. richboro at 40. lansdale at 38. regardless if it's 36 or 38, it's cold as you step out the door. you'll want to grab a sweater before you get outside or hand the kids the sweater before they head outside. warming today, thoempt clear and cool this morning.
high pressure is building on in. we know what happens when the high pressure builds in. it starts to heat us up. that's what we'll start noticing today. temperatures on the rise. yesterday we hit a high of 6 is. average auto -- 61. average is 66. as we go through the hour by hour, you see we're keeping with the sunshine. clear conditions throughout rest of the day. clear conditions overnight, and possibly some high clouds over the northern end of the viewing zone. even into tomorrow. lots of sunshine. when you've got continued sunshine, there you go. temperatures on the rise. 70 for us today in philadelphia. 72 on thursday. then up to 74 on friday with these clear conditions. how about the suburbs -- 69 rising to 73 by friday. in the lehigh valley, similar. no change in the patternment sun -- pattern. 70 wednesday to friday. 75 by friday. in new jersey, 70 wednesday, 74 friday. low 70s by friday at the shore. 66 today. in delaware, today, 70 degrees.
mid 70s friday. we'll talk about the weekend forecast and the extension into next week on the ten day in 10 coming up in ten minutes. >> thanks. woe hee hope the roads are looking good as people head out to work and school. >> we have jessica boyington and what looks like a crash behind you or some kind of incident. >> right. starting on 95 and cameras at 413 on the northbound side, all of the northbound lanes now are currently blocked with an accident here. so traffic isn't getting by at all on the northbound side. southbound is doing better. south philly, watching another crash. 95's northbound ramp to the plot bridge. it's -- to the plat bridge. it's not blocking lanes, just partially blocking the ramp. the ramp is still moving. it will take you time to get to the bridge right now. also watching the broad street line for septa. northbound dealing with 20-minute delays because of equipment problems at cecil b. moore station. amtrak, patco, and new jersey transit on time.
back to you guys. >> thank you. the all-new love park is just about ready for its debut. >> philadelphia's famous landmark will host christmas village starting on thanksgiving when it reopens to the public for the first time since its revenuevations. love park -- renovations. love park has been undergoing a delayed $16 million upgrade since february of last year. can't wait for it to reopen. this morning, a bucks county principal is already at school. definitely the first to arrive. >> definitely. well before the sun came up. here's a live look at newtown middle school. principal tim long is waving at us. hi, tim. he's been camped out on the roof all night. he says he will stay until 8:00 this morning as part of a fund-raising effort for a school damaged by hurricane harvey in texas. long promised students he would stay overnight on the roof if they raised $8,000 to help the texas school. and by the looks of him this morning, they did. >> kind of connects to our think kindness initiative that as a
whole we're doing. >> last night he had dinner brought up by rope and bucket. nothing glamorous about that. the student council planned to send up hot chocolate to help him get through the cold night. it was a cold night. >> yeah. absolutely. this is a live look at newtown middle school. the school buses just ready to arrive. the principal, as we said, will be the first to greet them. and you know, i feel like a bathrobe would have completed this look here, right? >> yeah. we love that he's sporting his kelly green. looking good. >> yeah. eagles cap. we'll be back with a check of the top headlines frommed to.
minutes until 7:00. police in new castle are looking for a gunman after a shooting sent a teenager to the hospital in critical condition. this happened around 10:00 last night on highland boulevard. investigators have been talking with neighbors this morning trying to gather clues to turn up leads. today we'll find out if ex-penn state football coach sandusky gets a new trial. the judge will release his ruling around noon today. sandusky says his lawyers did not adequately represent him when a jury convicted him of molesting ten baoys. a philadelphia school that's been closed because of a mold problem will reopen today. students at john b. kelly elementary in germantown will rereturn today. staff -- will return today. staff found traces of mold in the ventulation system. members of "make the road pennsylvania" are leaving allentown and headi ining to washington, d.c. they want to demand for relief for people in hurricane-ravaged puerto rico and the virgin
islands. hey, good morning. jessica boyington with a last check of the roads. we are now watching 95 where we're closed northbound around 413. watching this because of a tractor-trailer accident. you can see a lot going on. fire trucks on the scene. a few emergency vehicles there, as well. this is stuck here. all traffic at a standstill behind it. it was northbound. additionally, northbound seeing delays approaching plat bridge because of the northbound ramp dealing with an accident. traffic partially getting by for now. let's take a last check of the forecast. 74, sunny conditions. we stay sunny for your thursday. friday, mostly sunny on your saturday. we start to see clouds build by sunday. notice there's no chance of rain looks like until monday night. temperatures all the way up to 77 by sunday into monday. today, 70s. really nice days ahead. >> summer doesn't want to say good-bye. >> no. >> i think a lot of people are
okay with that. >> get out of here. good morning. out of line? president trump drawing criticism for a comment he allegedly made to the wife of a fallen soldier. >> sarcastically he said, you know he must have known what he signed up for. >> this morning what the white house is saying about the claim and the controversy. breaking overnight. shocking allegations from former olympic gymnast mckayla maroney claiming she was molested by the team doctor for years. her disturbing story in her own words. the security guard who was shot after encountering the las vegas gunman, speaking out for the first time. >> ird