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new from overnight, people are out of their homes after an apartment fire in burlington county. we'll explain how crews rounded up help to knock down the flames. gunshots. >> the search for answers. this morning we are hearing from one of the victims caught in the cross fire of a shooting that injured her and killed one of her teenage relatives. plus, sweetening the deal. we'll explain who's expected to get behind philadelphia's controversial tax on sugary drinks today. it's 6:00 a.m. good morning. welcome to monday. this is nbc news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. we are expecting a little rain later on today, but i don't think it will be that much. beautiful start to the day, though. and atlantic city. nbc 10 jersey shore reporter ted greenberg just sent us this
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video of the sunrise. >> how good is he? >> does he ever sleep? holy smokes. >> we appreciate that. >> parts of our area could see thunderstorms a little later this afternoon. and then we're going to be dry out, i believe. let's get our first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley and his neighborhood forecast. hi, bill. >> hey, vai. you can see clouds over wildwood. this is the view. there have been a few scattered showers at the shore, but most of the area is dry and seeing some sunshine. look at the lehigh valley. still some fog in the area. but that's quickly disappearing. 62 degrees at 9:00. clouds and 69 degrees at lunchtime. there is a good chance we'll see more showers and some thunderstorms this afternoon. but before we get there, we'll get some breaks of sunshine. and look at the warm-up. 74 degrees in new jersey at the shore. 68 and 70s, middle 70s for the lehigh valley. and for delaware and 76 degrees this afternoon for philadelphia. and the weather is just going to get warmer over the next few days. a look ahead when i come back in ten minutes.
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jessica boyington now with first alert traffic. jessie. >> that's right. we're starting on 422. no problems so far. can you see headed eastbound, more traffic, of course, headed that way towards the schuylkill expressway. from this point around routesch still eight minutes but dropping into the 60s. a little earlier, about 65 was the average speed. we'll start to see some of those slowdowns in the next half hour or so. watching an accident, a new one in west pottsgrove. west high and grosstown road. watch out for that. still that accident in norristown on marshall street and high street. i'll check in with new jersey roads in the next ten. new from overnight, the red cross is helping affected residents after a fire tore through a burlington county apartment building leaving ten people without a place to stay.
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in delaware county, police are trying to figure out who pulled the trigger that killed a teenager and injured two of his relatives. our matt delucia is live for us in chester. matt, police say the victims were bystanders but they got caught up in the violence. >> reporter: right, three shot, one killed. now chester city's mayor is calling for an end to the violence, saying it will not be tolerated. we're approaching 36 hours since the shooting happened saturday night. residents on the city's west side are looking for justice. a 14-year-old boy was killed. nas nichols is the boy on the right of the photo here. on the left is his 16-year-old cousin who was critically injured in that shooting. police say they were innocent bystanders. they were walking down the street. this happened near tenth and pine around 8:00 saturday. investigators say they fired bullets at adults sitting in a car. there is a third adult, janine shipley, says she dove under her dashboard as the bullets were fired.
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she still has a bullet under her skin and a scratched eye from all the broken glass. >> these kids, these mothers, families. and it ain't fair! >> reporter: now, chester's mayor is asking for neighbors and witnesses who saw this to come forward with information. offering a reward for a conviction. a neighbor heard those gunshots on saturday and now would like to see more police patrolling her neighborhood until the killer is found. >> i wasn't sure if someone was hit or if it was just, like, random gunshots. but it's pretty disturbing. especially when i hear that the victim is such a young child. >> reporter: now, police are still trying to find a motive for the shooting. chester police are also going through surveillance video from a nearby store that captured some of what was going on there. we'll be working throughout the day to try to get you some of that surveillance video so maybe you can see something, help police out and get this killer or killers off the street. live in chester this morning, i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news.
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now from our south jersey bureau, grief counselors will be at burlington high school after a student there was killed by an alleged drunk driver. 17-year-old an twatoine timbers was walking home early sunday morning. investigators say the two were walking on the side of route 130 south near east federal street in burlington when timbers was hit. police arrested 42-year-old ricardo patterson and charged him with dui and reckless driving. >> i seen the black escalade truck jump the curb, hit this pole that they were putting back up and hit the guy and i seen him laying on the ground. >> according to his dad, antoine was in the rotc and hoped to join the military. happening today, doctors and nurses from across philadelphia will announce their support for mayor jim kenny's proposed tax on soda and other sugary drinks. the health officials say the mayor's proposal is the best way to reduce the risk of diabetes
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and save hundreds of lives and millions of dollars in health costs throughout philadelphia. mayor kenny wants to add a 3 cents an ounce tax to sugary drinks. the money would be used to help pay for universal pre-k and other programs. beverage distributors say the plan would be bad for business. now your nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> clouds and some areas of light fog. you can see it along the delaware river in burlington, new jersey. the clouds and fog will break for some sunshine but there are some showers in the future for this afternoon and a faw light showers moving through new jersey this morning right across delaware bay and into delaware. where farther to the north it is completely dry. so sunshine, we'll see some of it in philadelphia before the next round of showers moves in. right now right along the delaware, it is completely dry. a nice warm-up is in store over the next few days. look now nice and clear it is to the west. we'll get some of that sunshine and see temperatures become
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summerlike over the next few days. futurecast at noontime today, mainly dry. some sunshine. you can see the clouds lingering to the south and south jersey and delaware. as we go into the afternoon, this is when we'll likely see some showers and possibly some thunderstorms just in time for the afternoon and evening commute. that's 4:00 today. into the evening hours, still the chance of showers at 11:00 tonight in new jersey near trenton and into burlington county. also into delaware. as we go into tomorrow morning, we'll be drying out. there might be an isolated shower first thing in the morning and then enough sunshine to see temperatures climb to near 80 degrees tomorrow afternoon. if you're seeing the seven-day at the bottom of the screen, you know that trend is going to continue. for today, get a nice warm-up. clouds, some sunshine and then showers developing this afternoon. a chance of some showers and thunderstorms in the lehigh valley and in the suburbs. for philadelphia, some sunshine to start with. 77 degrees this afternoon. fairmount up to 76 with those
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clouds coming in this afternoon during the late afternoon and evening hours with showers and thunderstorms. and that, with will likely happen in interior new jersey at the shore, though, mainly a cloudy day. some showers are possible. but most of the day it's just going to be clouds. any of the showers should be light for the shore. inland, 70s for dover and wilmington. those afternoon showers and thunderstorms today. and then we'll finally get a break from the wet weather. but springlike temperatures, not exactly. not your ten-day outlook with a big warm-up on the way when i'm back in ten minutes. all right, bill. 6:08. expecting light showers. also looks like we've got light traffic right now. >> let's check. let's start on the blue route. jessica boyington has a look there. what does it look like? >> definitely light traffic right now on the blue route. this is right around baltimore pike. you can see no big problems in either direction. we are starting to see people head out the door here. no volume or real backups there because of it. whether you're headed in either direction there. also there's an accident on west
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pottsgrove, west high street and grosstown road. and 295 over at sloan avenue. this is over in hamilton township, new jersey. can you see really foggy conditions out there. whether northbound or southbound, you may face some of that reduced visibility. or if you're headed this direction, no backups or delays toward the trenton area. if you're going to the train station. once you get there, no problems or delays. can you see mass transit pretty much running on time or close to schedule for the most part. vai. >> thank you, jessie. this morning the who us is strength being its relationship with vietnam. >> we'll explain how president obama is trying to renew ties with the old enemy. plus, dead heat. a new poll shows how voters are leaning in a clinton/trump general election. we'll break down the numbers coming up.
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6:12 and a few scattered showers could pop up. give you a live look over the delaware river, the bristol bridge in the background. summerlike temperatures moving in this week, but you'll want to hear from the expert, bill henley in a few minutes with your neighborhood forecast. mean while, new this morning, president obama announced the end to an arms embargo on vietnam that had been in place since the war. >> the president is making his virs vis first visit to the country. it's seen as a crucial partner. activists wanted more reforms, but the president is trying to shore up the country as it faces an increasingly aggressive china. president obama also talked about the death of a taliban leader. mullah akhtar monsoor was killed in a u.s. drone strike friday. the president says taking him out is a clear message that the u.s. will do whatever it takes to protect u.s. forces in afghanistan. the search continues in the
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mediterranean sea for the black f boxes. egypt sent a robot submarine to join the hunt for wreckage, debris and human remains have already been recovered. egypt's president says mounting evidence points to a sudden and dramatic catastrophe as the cause of this crash. today a judge is expected to issue a verdict in the trial of a baltimore police officer charged in the death of freddie gray. officer edward nero is one of six baltimore police officers facing charges in connection with gray's arrest and death. nero is from south jersey. he graduated from washington township high school. and served as a volunteer firefighter there for ten years. a quarter past 6:00 a.m. and looks like jessica is looking at route 1, maybe the boulevard perhaps? >> jessica, what are you seeing? >> we are watching the boulevard, that's right. and right around the schuylkill expressway. that's where we start to see more of that volume, at least on the boulevard headed first.
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so no real problems in either direction right now. headed into the boulevard or away. so right now okay out on the boulevard. and not seeing a ton of delays really anywhere yet. maybe we have another 20 minutes or so. we're actually a little light. an accident on west high street and grosstown road is something you should watch out for. another one on marshall street and high street. now, the 42 freeway looks great in new jersey right around the atlantic city expressway. right here is where that kind of splits off heading down to the shore point. no problems in that direction. and not seeing any delays headed northbound towards philadelphia yet this morning. and the pa turnpike, great, no problems here either you can see we are in the green. 22 mr. presideinutes. average speeds are into the high 60s. i'll be back in ten minutes with another update on your morning drive. now your nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. >> 55 degrees, mostly cloudy skies. i amtraking some light showers
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this morning. most of the area is not seeing them, but they're lingering to the south in south jersey and into delaware. those light showers moving from east to west. right across delaware bay. millford getting some rain and very light showers in dover. so that's to start with. this afternoon, we'll see the temperatures climb, and summerlike heat is on the way. we'll be in the 70s this afternoon. but we're talking 80s and look at that, thursday afternoon, possibly up to 90 degrees. a pretty good warm-up today. that's warmer than it was over the weekend. we'll need sunshine to get that done. we'll be seeing some breaks in the cloud cover. but theere's also a good chance you'll need an umbrella this afternoon with showers and thunderstorms developing later on. but right now there are some areas of fog. the visibility has been improving in reading. the biggest improvement has been hazelton which was socked in with quarter-mile visibility. the light fog is starting to ease in northeast philadelphia. it has not been an issue in delaware and south jersey where
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we've been seeing showers move inland. during the day, a chance of more showers. spotty showers will taper off but then low pressure just offshore has been lingering. that will spin more wet weather our way this afternoon and this evening. then tomorrow we finally start drying out. 76 today. 80 degrees tomorrow. and look at the warming trend. it continues by wednesday afternoon. 84 degrees. by thursday, closer to 90 degrees. and the heat continues for friday. a chance of some showers and thunderstorms. 88 degrees. and over the weekend, the showers and thunderstorms take the weekend off, but the 80s, still with us. 88 degrees on saturday. middle 80s on sunday. after a morning low of 66. then a week from today, the chance of showers and thunderstorms is back. but so are on the 80s, and they continue even into tuesday and wednesday of next week. so you can check out the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen any time you like. once a half hour, i'll give you a look at the ten-day outlook. tracy? ♪
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"the voice" finalists will battle it out tonight on nbc 10. the final four singers will have to win the votes of the audience to take home the total of "the voice." all of the coaches still have talent in the contest. tune in tonight for the first round of "the voice" finale starting at 8:00 p.m. i can't wait. who do you think will win? i'm thinking allison, but tweet me. hillary clinton and donald trump are in a war of words right now, and a battle in the polls. >> we're going to be demonstrating the hollowness of his rhetoric. >> hillary is weak. she's a weak person. >> next, we'll show you what a difference a month makes as officials release new general election poll numbers. plus, the nbc 10 investigators are mending fences after a viewer claimed this ircontractor didn't live up to the contract. we'll explain how we helped them complete the project that they paid for.
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the search for a killer is on in wilmington ass gathered t ninth grader killed at howard school of technology. yesterday they held a prayer vigil at the middle school brandon wingo graduated from last year. last week brandon was shot as he walked down the street. he was 15. the principal said they're still trying to make sense of what happened. >> this is, i guess, a safe place to feel all of the things and be with each other. especially in the face of a city that isn't safe or doesn't feel safe at the moment. >> a memorial has also been set up on the street where brandon died. delaware governor jack markell has declared this zika awareness day. delaware's department of public health will be distributing zika prevention kits for pregnant women at women, infant and
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children clinics. this comes on the heels of a report that 279 pregnant women in the u.s. and its territories tested positive for zika. meantime, democratic lawmakers are calling on the republican counterparts to fund the fight against zika. >> the house of representatives ought to get with it and vote the money that's needed so we can stop zika from becoming a scourge this summer here in new york and in the rest of the country. >> house republicans say the obama administration has padded its request for zika money. three months ago the president asked for nearly $2 billion in emergency funding to combat the virus. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington. looking live at route 202 right around 252. looks nice out there. not a lot of problems on the roads. but we do have some problems or delays, at least, for some mass transit. i will touch on that when i come back in the next couple of
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minutes or so. for now let's get a check on today's forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> jessica, some areas of fog right along the delaware along the promenade. the temperatures are holding in the 50s right now. the fog won't last all day, but you can see some showers develop this afternoon, even a chance of a thunderstorm. your neighborhood forecast just ahead. >> 55 degrees right now if philadelphia. it's 6:24. as philadelphia mulls over a kroe controversial tax. we'll explain who's expected to throw their support behind the proposal today. plus an invasion of privacy caught on camera. this morning police say they've arrested the man wanted for violating unsuspecting women.
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new from overnight, a team of masked men pull off a home invasion in roxboro. we'll have an update on the search for the people involved. like no rewards, no nothing. they didn't care. >> this morning police are looking for the person who opened fire in the streets of chester and ended up hitting three innocent bystanders. now a teenager is dead and a family is searching for answers. plus, the medical community is weighing if on philadelphia's controversial soda tax. we'll explain how mayor kenny's proposal is expected to get a shot in the arm. good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert neighborhood forecast. >> starting off with lots of clouds. we've seen some breaks of sunshine. we will see more this morning. it's this afternoon we'll likely see showers. right now it's dry in philadelphia. the showers we're dealing with to the south, light rainfall in cumberland county.
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you can see just to the north, bridgeton seeing some of that rain. it's crossing the delaware into delaware, dover and farther to the south, millford seeing some light rainfall this afternoon. but there may be some downpours this afternoon. there's a chance we'll see some thunderstorms. but before that happens, we'll get some sunshine. look at the lehigh valley breaking out of those clouds nicely. right now it is 50 degrees in allentown. clouds at the shore. those clouds will linger at the shore while it's 74 degrees inland, 68 degrees this afternoon for the shore communities. just the chance of a shower at the shore. afternoon showers and thunderstorms look like they're going to be here just in time for the evening commute. we'll go through the futurecast hour by hour when i'm back in ten minutes to show you exactly when to expect those showers to pop up. right now let's check in with jessica for first alert traffic. >> watching sky force 10 live over the scene. we have a derailed piece of construction equipment on the scene here that's blocking off
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some of the tracks as can you see. and that's causing some delays. at least it will cause stdelays starting in the 7:00 hour for service. they will start a special emergency schedule. that's starting at 7:03 a.m. and will continue till about 8:03. no passengers or other trains were affected in this derailed construction equipment. again, it's right near woodcrest station. you can expect adjusted departure times and two fewer trains until 8:03 a.m. definitely something for at least that hour. a very busy hour for patco you want to pay attention to and use into your commute this morning. here's the vine street expressway around 24th street. no problems in either direction. they need to move the camera downwards a little bit. westbound, no big problems or delays. updates on the rest of your morning drive when i come back, vai. >> jessie, thank you. new from overnight, police are looking for the people behind a home invasion robbery. investigators say three or perhaps four masked men entered a home on domino lane.
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they took money and a cell phone before taking off. no one was hurt. and happening today, philadelphia mayor jim kenny's controversial tax on sugary drinks is expected to pick up support from doctors and nurses in the city. >> nbc 10's pamela osborne is live in center city. what's the medical community saying about this issue? >> reporter: you know, this is about a lot more than dollars and cents. it's about the potential lives that could be saved by a soda tax, believe it or not. the study conducted by harvard university found that the soda tax will save 700 lives and reduce health care costs by nearly $200 million over the next decade. still not everyone is in support of the tax. most recently, councilwoman submitted a container tax proposal that would add a tax on containers over seven ounces. excluded in that tax would be milk, alcohol and baby formula. the mayor's plan would add a 3 cent an ounce tax on sugary drinks.
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>> people who make this product, sugar-sweetened beverages and distribute it are very wealthy people who can afford to eat this. >> on the backs of my industry, similar. there's many other industries out there that had he have gotten some of us together, we might have come up with some ideas to spread the tax out amongst other industries. >> reporter: and again, support and opposition on both sides here. the dhon straigemonstrators aret of the mayor's soda tax. they feel this is a way to secure education funding for children throughout the city. the mayor's plan is said to generate $400 million and again, later today at noon, doctors and nurses are going to be stepping out in support of that plan by mayor kenney. i'm pamela osborne. and the search is on for a shooter who killed a teenager it this chester over the weekend.
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that teen was one of three people shot during the same violent incident. 14-year-old nas nichols is the one standing on the right in this picture. he was caught in the cross fire and killed. his 16-year-old cousin was critically injured in the shooting near tenth & pine saturday night. investigators say someone fired dozens of bullets at adults sitting in a car. the mayor says there is a reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible. and a woman is in custody after a domestic dispute turns deadly in montgomery county. police were called to a home on south sixth street in north wales just after 4:00 p.m. yesterday after neighbors reported hearing gunshots. officers say they found a 67-year-old man shot to death in the garage. they're not saying what the relationship is between the suspect and the victim. it's 6:33. and 55 degrees outside. this morning friends and family are mourning the loss of a penn state student from bucks county. officials say shannon maithers fell off a roof of a home in state college friday after grabbing a high-voltage wire.
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she died from electrocution. her death is being called an accident. the man upper darby police believe is responsible for taking pictures up women's skirts is behind bars this morning. this is video of the incident in the pretzel factory on may 10th. police say bobby hayden is the man snapping pictures up a woman's skirt. investigators say hayden did the same thing to another woman last thursday in media. upper darby police arrested him over the weekend. he's facing charges including invasion of privacy, harassment and disorderly conduct. now to decision 2016. the race for the white house is tightening according to new polls from nbc news and "the wall street journal." when it comes to the general election, hillary clinton is now just three points ahead of donald trump. that's down from an 11-point lead she had last month. and in a matchup between trump and bernie sanders, well, the vermont senator leads by 15 points. but clinton has no doubt about who will win the democratic
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nomination. >> i am going to be the nominee, and i want to spend a lot of my time, as you've seen me do, really taking on trump because i find what he says, the kind of candidacy he's presenting, to pose a danger to our country. >> both clinton and trump are the most unpopular candidates in the history of the nbc news poll. more than 50% of all those asked have negative opinions of both candidates. and you can check out more poll results on the free nbc 10 app, find updates on the lingering contest between hillary clinton and bernie sanders and what to expect at this year's democratic national convention held here in fill dell. philadelphia. the lights are back on after an underground cable malfunction caused power outages and evacuations. it took all day yesterday for peco to restore power near sixth & pine. residents say they woke up around 1:00 a.m. sunday to a
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loud boom that shattered their windows. more than 120 homes lost power. peco says an underground cable was burning and it caused manhole covers to pop off. now your nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> a cloudy start, but there are thin spots in the clouds. we'll get sunshine and a pretty good warm-up this afternoon. but it will come with the chance of more showers and today the possibility of thunderstorms. we've been tracking showers to the south. the clouds will be lingering at noontime while we see sunshine breaking through. and into the le high valley. watch into the afternoon. showers and possibly some thunderstorms just to the northwest of allentown and reading at 2:00. south jersey, you see the showers that i will with be increasing as we go into the evening chute. that's 4:00 this afternoon. could be some downpours later this afternoon. and the chance will continue into the evening hours at 6:30
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this evening. you see those showers could have some brief heavy downpours. we could see a quick quarter inch of rain in some areas. it's not going to be all day. we'll get sunshine before that shower threat pops up. effort its will come up, too. 56 degrees right now. 66 by 10:00 this morning this philadelphia. you'll see clouds break for sunshine. 71 degrees at lunchtime. and climbing in the lehigh valley into the middle 70s by 2:00 this afternoon. then be on the lookout for showers and thunderstorms and the threat will be around for south jersey as well with interior new jersey warming into the 70s. that's by lunchtime. right now 51 degrees. some breaks of sunshine to start with. and at the shore, a mainly cloudy day. may see a few thin spots in the clouds. 65 degrees this afternoon. a little warmer for delaware. even though clouds will linger into the late morning and afternoon hours for central and southern delaware. you'll see more sunshine in wilmington. 65 at 10:00.
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73 at 2:00. and then those showers and thunderstorms popping up this afternoon. it's the temperatures that with going to be popping up in the coming days. we may see our first 90-degree day of the year coming in before the week is done. i've got your ten-day outlook when i come back in ten minutes. >> 90! all righty, then. thanks, bill. 6:38 this monday morning. we have launched sky force 10. it is hovering over south jersey. >> yeah, derailment of a piece of construction equipment on the tracks at the woodcrest station. jessica? >> that's what we're looking at, they're live over top of the scene now. we're going to see delays for patco. the woodcrest station, that's where we're over top of right now for patco. you can clearly see a derailed piece of construction equipment right here. there has to be an emergency construction project under way. they're going to begin at 7:03. it's going to last about an hour. no cancellation of trains moving past this point. additionally no passengers or other trains were involved. just this piece of construction
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equipment. so not as absolutely major and important to do an accident investigation or anything like that. but we will be dealing with this special emergency schedule until 8:03 this morning starting at the 7:00 a.m. rush. that may affect you. a lot of people get out on the trains at that time. that derailed construction again is near woodcrest station. you can expect adjusted departure times and two fewer trains until about 8:03. here's 95 around cottman avenue. no big problems in either direction. we earlier had a disabled vehicle headed southbound. it's already cleared out but now delays remain and we're just starting to see normal morning rush. southbound from woodhaven to the vine, 24 minutes. speeds dropping into the 30s, tracy. the nbc 10 response team is here to help you. >> yeah, this morning we have the story of a conchahocken family who say they paid their contractor for some shoddy work. >> and i'm hardly shaking it. >> up next, how we helped that
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on y 6:43 right now. some showers could pop up throughout the day. meteorologist bill henley is back in just a moment. well, most of us know just how frustrating it is when you don't get what you pay for. >> that situation a family said they found themselves in after hiring a home improvement contractor. nbc 10 response reporter harry hairston has that story. >> and i'm hardly shaking it.
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>> reporter: greg found o'neill fence company online. he hired o'neill to replace his old fence and pay them $3,600. green thought the job went fine until his neighbor pointed out flaws like gaps between fence boards. >> i can put my hand through it. >> reporter: unleveled areas and crooked boards along the back. and when a high wind hit one day -- >> i was afraid this was going to blow down. >> reporter: he says he's been calling the contractor, john o'neill, for months. green says o'neill never returned his calls, so he filed suit in small claims court and won. o'neill appealed. reem said it would have cost him $4,000 to hire a lawyer for the appeal, almost as much as he paid for the shaky fence. instead, he reached out to nbc 10 response. what is it you want? >> either my money back or come out and fix the fence the proper way. >> reporter: i'm trying to get ahold of john o'neill. o'neill returned our call after we got a message to him through his attorney.
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he agreed to meet us at their house. >> it seems as though they're getting some response now that nbc 10 response team is out here to talk to you. >> that's great. this is why you got me. you're not going to make me look like a deadbeat. >> reporter: he couldn't explain what took him so long to return. but once he came back, he inspected the fence and promised to make all of the repairs within a couple of weeks. >> it will be done. >> reporter: it will be done? >> it will be done. >> reporter: how do you feel about this now? >> great. >> reporter: a few weeks later o'neill got the work done. after waiting nearly one year, they're happy. >> if it wasn't for you, stepping up to the plate, it would still be the old way. thank you very much. >> reporter: you're welcome so much. all righty. >> and you get a hug from me. >> reporter: i get a hug from you? that's so nice. harry hairston, nbc 10 responds. >> it's funny how everyone wants to hug harry. it's awesome. it was a lot nicer than paying another contractor $4,000 which is the estimate they got from
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someone else to fix that mess. >> if you have a complaint, just head to, click on the responds page. be prepared to fill out a complaint form while you're there. or call 610-668-7377 and we will respond to you. it's 6:46. the pomp and circumstance is over. now it's time for college graduates to face the real world. and there are some things even recent grad should know to keep from falling deep into debt. financial experts say college grads should not rush to buy a car or get a more expensive apartment. their focus should be on paying off student loans, if they have them. don't defer them. >> what they don't realize is if you defer your loans, the interest is continuing to accrue. so while you don't have to pay every month, the bill is getting much bigger as that interest gets added on top of that. so do whatever you can to knock those loans out as quickly as you can. >> wilson also suggested college grads should get one credit card to build credit and amass a
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six-month emergency saving fund. and start contributing to your company's 401(k) plans. and from our jersey shore bureau, visitors returning to the sand for memorial day weekend will find some beaches are narrower than they were last year. a stormy winter caused more beach erosion than usual. and in some places the damage is worse than it was after superstorm sandy back in 2012. now your nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. >> i'm tracking some showers this morning, light showers to start with. not everybody's going to see them. you can see them on the first alert weather radar to the south. those showers just light and moving from east to west. they're affecting delaware and south jersey. the rest of the area, good chance of some showers popping up this afternoon. but it's the temperatures that have come way up over the next few days. 80 tomorrow. 84 wednesday. look at that. the first 90 of the year come thursday. but today, starting off with
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some areas of light fog. the fog has been easing in reading. it was down to half a mile in northeast philadelphia. two-mile visibility there. still fog right along the river. our live camera in the last half hour showed some of that. right now it is not a problem for fog in south jersey and delaware. so you do need an umbrella to start with with those few scattered showers. this afternoon, showers will be likely to pop up in wilmington. trenton and philadelphia. but for now, you can see the activity moving inland and the heavier showers are missing us. it's the spinning around low pressure offshore that will continue today that will give us a chance of more showers for today. this afternoon and this evening. tomorrow we're drying out. and then here comes the heat. 80 degrees. a beautiful day for tomorrow. and wednesday up to 84 with light sunshine on wednesday. come thursday, though, 90 degrees. showers popping up in the afternoon. and a chance of some storms on friday. but this coming weekend, looks like it's going to be nice and
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dry saturday and sunday. monday could see storms one week from today. up to 86. and then a chance of showers for tuesday and wednesday with temperatures back into the low 80s. tracy? vai? >> bill, just about ten before 7:00. we launched sky force 10 to check out the derailment of construction equipment. >> jessica, walk us through that. >> we have sky force 10 live over top of the scene so you can see exactly what we're talking about. if you do head out the door and take patco between 7:03 and 8:03 this morning, you may have to pay attention to this. there's a piece of construction equipment derailed here on the tracks. so it's not closing down or suspending any service right now, but there will be fewer trains running through the area. two fewer trains actually and adjusted departure times. we can expect overcrowding with those two trains also being lost. they're running a special emergency schedule so there can be some construction for that derailed equipment right there. so they can clean up that whole
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area right near woodcrest station. in between 7:03 and 8:03, we can expect some of those problems. definitely check before you go. give yourself extra time. you're going to be late if you're trying to get there when you normally do. schuylkill expressway. no big problems. seeing that normal delay headed westbound right now. westbound from the vine street expressway, average sbepeeds in the 30s. coming up, a check of the headlines and the stories you need to know as you head out the door. >> including added safety precautions to are septa. a new feature aimed at preventing disasters. caught in the cross fire. we'll update the search for the person who opened fire on the street of chester leaving three relatives shot including one teenager who died.
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six minutes before 7:00 this monday morning, happening today, philadelphia's controversial soda tax is expected to pick up more support. >> nbc 10's pamela osborne is live there center city. pam, the medical community is now weighing in. >> reporter: that's right. this is where that support is going to be coming from. doctors and nurses will come together at the fuentes clinic here in center. they're standing out in support of the mayor's soda tax. according to a harvard study, the tax will save 700 lives and reduce health costs citywide by $200 million over the next decade. we're expecting to hear much more from their perspective as medical professionals today, they'll speak out at 12:00. reporting live in center city, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. and a teenager is dead and his cousin is in the hospital after a shooting in chester. >> nbc 10's matt delucia is live
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there. matt, what can you tell us? >> reporter: tracy and vai, police are going through video this morning hopefully finding the person who pulled the trigger and killed that one teen and injured two others. we are now approaching 36 hours since that shooting happened. it was on saturday night. residents on the city's west side are looking for justice. 14-year-old nas nichols was kill ed. his 16-year-old cousin was critically injured. police say they were innocent bystanders walking. this happened around tenth and pine 8:00 saturday evening. investigators say someone fired dozens of bullbullets. there was a third victim, janine shipley. the motive is still unknown. chester's mayor says the community has to work together to try to make the city safer. the mayor says there's also a reward for the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for this. we'll continue following this
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story. for now louvre ive in chester, delucia. today a judge is expected to issue a verdict in the trial of a baltimore police officer charged in the death of freddie gray. officer edward nero is one of six officers facing charges in connection with gray's arrest and death last april. nero is from south jersey. also today, convicted killer drew peterson will begin standing trial again. the former suburban chicago police officer faces charges that he tried to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who won the case that sent peterson to prison in 2012 for murdering his third wife. and today delaware's department of public health will be distributing zika prevention kits for pregnant women at women, infants and children clinics. a new report shows 279 pregnant women in the u.s. and its territories tested positive for zika. starting today, positive train control will be up and running on septa's fox chase regional line. positive train control, or ptc, is a safety feature that helps reduce the chance of human error by monitoring and controlling a
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train's speed, even stopping a train, if necessary. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with one last check on your first alert traffic. right now we are watching patco's woodcrest station right now tout in cherry hill, new jersey. we have a derailed piece of construction equipment taking off part of the tracks. that's causing emergency construction to go into place right here. no suspension of service right now, but definitely expect adjusted departure times and two fewer trains that are going to run within the next hour between 7:03 and 8:03 because of a special emergency schedule they have in place in between the 7:00 a.m. rush for cleanup of that equipment. additionally no passengers were injured and there were no other trains involved. so no investigation under way because of that. it's completely cleanup there
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with we can expect that to be out of the way in the next hour or so for that emergency construction. there's also an accident out in chester county on temple road and sheep hill road. so that might tie you up a little bit. and norristown, an accident at marshall and high streets. 295 over in hamilton township, right around sloan avenue. no problems or delays but twentily a foggy commute northbound or southbound. just give yourself a little extra time. now your nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. >> 6:58. some clouds, some breaks of sunshine. a little bit of fog in the distance. that's the view from sky force 10 this morning. really depends on where you are, which is why we do our neighborhood forecast because the conditions can be so different. you can see lots of clouds over the city. take a look at the lehigh valley where we're seeing some sunshine break through the clouds. that sunshine is really going to make for a quick warm-up today. but clouds will be returning,
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and as we go into the afternoon, a chance of showers and thunderstorms. mostly cloudy in new jersey. clouds over philadelphia. 57 degrees right now. but a warm-up with some breaks of sunshine, look at that, near 70 degrees. that's at 11:00 this morning. and each of the areas will see a pretty good warm-up today. even though we won't clear out comple completely, we'll get enough sunshine. 77 for the lehigh valley. instead of sunshine, you'll see showers and thunderstorms pop up. the suburbs, 75 with those afternoon and early evening showers. and at the shore, a bit cooler with mostly cloudy skies. 68 degrees while it warms to 76 degrees for philadelphia. right now, the suburbs are in the 50s along with center city. 57 degrees right now in society hill. west mount airy is 50s. and 50s in the lehigh valley. in for a big warm-up during the day today. the forecast is calling for scattered showers that you see this morning to break for some sunshine. and then those afternoon showers
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and thunderstorms will be popping up in philadelphia just in time for the evening chute. >> commute. >> very nice. download the nbc 10 app for the latest information. good morning. desperate search. the hunt for that egyptair plane and its black boxes widens, as a robotic submarine joins the search. investigators try to figure out what set off smoke alarm warnings during the flight's final moments. dead heat. donald tmp and hillary clinton in a virtual tie. the majority of voters unhappy with both choices. in fact, they are the most unpopular candidates ever. why has this race suddenly tightened? controversial choice. zookeepers defend their actions after killing two lions to save a man who jumped into the enclosure and began taunting the animals. this morning, the outrage and why officials say it was the


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