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all counts. hear what's next for the state's top prosecutor. a family killed. we're learning more about the murder/suiciicide that killed f in berks county. far from over. that's what officials are saying about the deadly flooding that swept through parts of louisiana. hear how our area is getting involved in the relief effort. nbc 10 news starts now. >> 5:00 a.m. this tuesday morning. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley with the nbc 10ç first alert neighborhood weather because it is another steamy day, bill. >> back into the middle 90s this afternoon and more stumdty yesterday. it will be more taxing on your system than compared to yesterday afternoon. that affects philadelphia, the suburbs, new jersey and delaware. dangerous heat through this evening as the temperatures will be very hot and humid. feels like readings of 98 to 108 this afternoon. hydrate and do your best to stay
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cool. later today we could see strong storms. this morning, light showers moving through cape may and into interior new jersey. burlington county getting a few rain drops around pemberton right now. later in the day, strong storms could bring temperatures down a bit but also could bring heavy rain and damaging winds. right now, 71 degrees in the lehigh valley. it's just dropped to 71 degrees. it is calm, a little bit of a breeze out of the southwest will boost the temperatures and the humidity today. by 11:00, 86 degrees and then it's into the 90s for these neighborhoods today. hot, humid conditions and late-day showers and thunderstorms. we'll get sunshine before the storms move in, especially at the shore. the storms won't arrive until the evening hours. after the first rain drops move through this morning. 86 degrees and warm and steamy one at the shore. the rest of the area is destined for the 90s. i'll good through the thunderstorm threat hour by hour when i'm back in a few minutes. let's find out how the traffic is moving. jessica boyington. >> we're watching an accident
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scene in elmer, new jersey. so now route 40 westbound is being closed and detoured right around the front street area. we were seeing delays reported here on our map system just a few moments ago. looks like some of that is gone. they might be re-opening some of the road. but for right now, keep that in mooned that it's probably closed when you move through. it will take you an extra 10, 15 minutes or so to detour around. watching the schuylkill expressway. these are our cameras around the conshohocken curve. no problems east or westbound. a ç12-minute trip from the blu route to center city. more construction in morrisville, route 1 around the morrisville bridge and perry street. four hours. that's how long it took the jury to deliberate and convict pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane on charges that include perjury and criminal conspiracy. nbc 10's matt delucia is live outside the montgomery county courthouse in norristown. matt, kane is the state's top
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prosecutor but now she's facing years in prison. tell us more. >> right. also calls to resign her position as attorney general. as you mentioned, vai, after a week of testimony, it took the jury only 4 1/2 hours to come back and find kathleen kane guilty on all counts. we were there as kathleen kane was whisked away into a waiting suv in back of the courthouse last night. this was right after the verdict came down. the jury found kane used her office to embarrass a former staffer, leaking grand jury material to a newspaper to do so and lied about it under oath. kane's defense team did not call any witnesses during the trial, a strategy they admit did not work in this case. the montgomery county d.a. said the case rested on the facts. >> it seemed that we had somebody who felt that she was above the law. and that's not the case, because no one is above the law. and 12 people came in here and
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showed otherwise. >> the verdict, conviction on all counts was a crushing blow, i'm not going to say otherwise. but we have not lost our resolve. we will continue this litigation. we'll continue this fight, because we believe that our client has been wrongfully, wrongfully accused of misconduct. >> reporter: kane has not said as of yet if she will step down as attorney general. governor tom wolf had this to say last night, today as a sad day for the commonwealth and the peopleç of pennsylvania. attorney general kane has been convicted of serious charges. i do not believe kathleen kane should be the attorney general of the commonwealth of pennsylvania. she should resign immediately. kane has been and continues to be free on bail with sentencing to happen in 90 days. live in norristown, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. you'll get instant updates on what's happening and what's next for the attorney general as soon as they happen. we'll push out new information as we get it.
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both on air and online. mean while this morning, there are answers about the murder/suicide that claimed five lives in berks county. we now know mark short killed his family before taking his own life. he bought a gun one day after police went to his house for a domestic dispute back in july. the day before the killings he was at hershey park with all the kids. august 6th, the bodies of his wife, three children and dog were found. megan short planned to move to an apartment that same day. she told police when they came to her home in july that she was afraid of her husband. >> the sinking spring police department did at this time advise megan short how to get a protection from abuse order. she chose not to. >> mark short had been demoted at his job as a loan officer a few days before the murders. investigators say fingerprints on the weapon and handwriting analysis of a suicide note proved mark short killed his
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family. five minutes past 5:00 right now. it's too late. that's what an appeals court is telling bill cosby about his efforts to reseal his deposition testimony. cosby admits to several affairs in the deposition and says he gave prescription sedatives to women he wanted to seduce. the deposition was unsealed at the request of the associated press last year. cosby wants to stop the documents from being used in his montgomery county trial. the court ruled, quote, the contents of the documents are a matter of public knowledge. and we cannot pretend thatç we could change that fact by ordering them resealed. >> investigators are looking for what caused this collision involving a septa bus and a car. skyforce 10 over the scene in germantown avenue and juniata street in the nicetown neighborhood. this happened last night just before 9:00 p.m. at least five people went to the hospital to be checked out. the pennsylvania supreme court ruled on the side of the philadelphia federation of teachers. yesterday, the justices said that the philadelphia school
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reform commission has no right to cancel an existing teachers collective bargaining agreement. they canceled the union's contract in 2014. the pft president said it's time for the school district to negotiate a new contract with the teachers union. according to, school district officials say they will accept the ruling. children and parents are getting ready to go back to school. this year, hundreds of military kids will get help filling their backpacks at join the base mcgwire dix lakehurst. one local olympian overcame tragedy to make it to rio. >> nia ali says she is philly to the core and is ready to show the world what she's made of. she dealt with one big hurdle in her personal life when her father died in a murder/suicide seven years ago. she told nbc 10's jacqueline london that the tragedy brought her family closer together and that her surrounding community
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helped shape her. >> how much has philadelphia helped you get to where you are? >> philadelphia really made me who i am. like, this drive, the character that i have, the determination that i have. >> ali gave birth to a baby boy just 14 months ago. the child's father is a fellow olympian, michael tinsley who won silver medal in 2012. nbc 10's jacqueline london continues to follow our local athletes in rio. afternoon and tonight on nbc 10 news. vai? the american red cross of eastern pennsylvania is getting ready to send local volunteers to louisiana to help victims of the unprecedented flooding that's hit that state. the local red cross office is also helping long distance. 911 operators in louisiana are so busy, they're telling victims to call the red cents and those calls are being redirected to a call center here in philadelphia. the flooding has claimed seven lives so far. more than 11,000 people are
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staying in emergency shelters. it could take days for the water to recede before officials can get a full look at the devastation. local doctors say they've seen an increase in people with heat-related issues the past few days. no surprise. >> they have to listen to their own bodies. if it's somebody that has a medical history, take a lot of blood pressure medication, people that have had heat illness before, they are particularly prone to be overcome in weather like this. >> we foned this church group delivering fans to people in southwest philadelphia last night. they raised the money and bought the fans as part of their summer fund-raiser. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 5:09. heading out right now. it is warm and muggy. that mugginess is on the rise. you'll need the fans, the air conditioning to find some shade this afternoon. first we'll get the extreme heat, then the storms. late this afternoon, this evening, we're likely to get
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strong thunderstorms moving through. there's a lot of moisture in the air. we could see quick downpours. a slow cooling down this morning. 76 degrees right now in germantown. fox chase is 78 degrees. also 78 in chalfont to start with. showers at the shore. they're fizzling. the storms that we'll see this afternoon and into this evening will be building from the west and moving into our area. you see the showers and thunderstorms that are moving towards northern michigan this morning. later this çafternoon, that's when we'll likely get heavier downpours. at noontime, pretty quiet. afternoon showers develop first in the lehigh valley. and berks county and then swing into the suburbs. that's 5:30 this afternoon. by 6:30 this evening, they're moving through philadelphia. heavy downpours, damaging winds are possible with these storms that will move through new jersey and offshore by late this
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evening. then we'll finally get a break from the extreme heat and for the threat of showers. but today, back into the 90s this afternoon. look at those feels-like temperatures for philadelphia, the suburbs, lehigh valley. nearby or above 100 today. new jersey and wilmington and delaware, we'll see the late-day storms and evening storms, afternoon temperatures in the 80s for the shore. will feel like it's in the upper 90s to near 100 degrees this afternoon. it will feel like 100 degrees in cape may later today. 10 day on 10 with the cooler weather on the way when i come back in just a few minutes. >> all right, bill, feels like temperature "new york times" triple digits today. feel like time is 5:11 to be exact. >> let's see what the ride to work feels like, especially if you're heading out and you traveled the vine street expressway. jessica boyington has that. jess? >> we'll feel better than it normally does. we done the have any construction here on the vine this morning. if you typically wake up, tune into us here, see if there's
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construction and need to take the detours. good to go this morning. lots of traffic heading out earlier, considering we're only in the 5:00 hour. eastbound toward 95, no problems there. 202, great drive times so far. we usually have great drive times until the 6:00 marker, sometimes in the summer, even later than that. ten minutes north or southbound from route 30 to the schuylkill expressway. more updates for you when i come back in the next ten. we'll check in withç new jerse as well. tracy? 77 degrees outside. the push for pennsylvania. hillary clinton will be in our area today to push a certain message. meantime, donald trump unveils his plan to combat terror. plus, out of obscurity. they're not the most popular sports in the world but every four years they shine in the global spotlight. we'll see you the lesser known olympic sports and how they attract attention here in our area. nbc 10's competition to watch is locally sponsored by
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5:15. the olympics brings worldwide attention to big-time sports along with those that might make you scratch your head and wonder, how do they play that? >> nbc 10's matt delucia takes a look at some of the lesser known
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sports and how they're getting widespread attention this summer. >> reporter: for these young men and women, running is just the warmup. >> nice job, nice job, here we go. some are just natural. they come out and show up, they're great. >> reporter: coach warren robertson has dedicated his life to the javelin. >> it's probably one of the most complicated sports you can do. >> reporter: coach helps run javelin usa, a local nonprofit with big success. in the last six olympic trials they've had at leastç one athle compete. tom masterson is aiming for the olympics four years from now. >> absolutely. that would be the final goal for me, i think. then i'd be able to retire happy. >> reporter: harder than it looks, as always, practice makes perfect. >> start when you're younger, then you already have a huge edge when you get to the high school level. >> reporter: if one-on-one combat is more your thing, you could always try fencing. how hard is it?
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>> it is incredibly difficult. somebody trying to hit you and you have to not get hit but still hit them. >> reporter: at the philadelphia fencing academy, jacob hazelcarry has 15 years of experience competing regionally and nationally. now teaching the next generation of fencers. >> all right. did you feel that difference? >> reporter: it's always around this time, around the olympic games that these sports hit the worldwide stage. >> u.s. wins a medal in fencing. whoa, what's fencing? and then they start to look for us. >> reporter: and work the next four years to land their shot at a medal. >> to see how far they've gone and what they've done is amazing. really, it could bring tears to your eyes sometimes. >> reporter: setting their sights on 2020. matt delucia, nbc 10 news. meanwhile, decision 2016, hillary clinton will visit philadelphia today in her push for pennsylvania in the presidential race. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live for us in the digital operations
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center. pam, what can we expect at clinton's appearance today? >> vai, a voter registration push will be the focus. doors open to the public two hours before at 11:15. clinton will urge unregistered voters to sign up ahead of pennsylvania's october 11th deadline. she'll also kick off a post-event canvass to organize voters in west philadelphia.ç she got her latest campaign spring in pennsylvania under way in scranton yesterday. she got high-powered supreme court from a hometown favorite. vice president joe biden joined clinton on the stump. biden was born in scranton. he attacked republican donald trump, calling him the least prepared majority party nominee ever to potentially oversee american national security. biden then blasted trump on the economy. >> and he's trying to tell us he cares about the middle class.
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give me a break. and to repeat myself, that's such a bunch of malarkey. it makes no sense. >> following their rally, biden gave clinton a tour of his childhood home in scranton. clinton also has ties to scranton. her father was born there. hillary clinton's campaign swing in pennsylvania comes as she's riding high in the latest nnz/"wall street journal"/marist poll. it shows clinton leading trump 48% to 37%. nbc news moved seven battleground states, including pennsylvania from tossups to leaning democratic in the race for the white house. more than a million people are registered to vote here in the city of philadelphia. democratic voters outnumber republicans 7-1. hillary clinton's goal today is to widen that margin. reporting live in the digital operations center, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. 5:19. meantime, donald trump says hillary clinton lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on
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isis. the republican nominee was in youngstown, ohio yesterday unveiling his plan for fighting terrorism. trump called for extreme vetting of immigrants, including an ideological test before entering the u.s. trump also said he would temporarily suspend immigration from countries with a history of exporting terrorism. >> only those who we expect to flourish in our country and to embrace a tolerantúaderican society should be issued visas. >> trump blamed the rise of isis on the policies of president obama and his former secretary of state, hillary clinton. 5:20 on a tuesday morning. let's get another check of traffic and route 73 in south jersey. >> nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. how does that look, jessica? >> vai and tracy, it looks great. no problems here on 73. it's right near the atlantic city expressway. heading down the shore, coming home, anything like that, you'll
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be just fine. this is what our majors look like right now. a car or two moving through every once in a while. in elmer, new jersey, we're watching an saturday scene on route 40 westbound, still blocked and closed, detoured right around front street due to that accident. checking out construction, north philadelphia, west sedgely avenue between 7th and 9th street. watch for closures there. you can see that on our map system. use those detours and travel around. you'll be just fine, tacking on five minutes to your commute. this is an ongoing project. excuse me. it gets me choked up. that's something you want to plan into your morning commute. we'll send it on over to weather now so i can get a drink of water. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> maybe a little construction dust. we have humidity. that will make it challenging on your system during the afternoon along with the high heat. philadelphia is in the 70s. muggy conditions, yes, even
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steamier than yesterday. 77 in philadelphia. 76 for delaware. the suburbs are 75. a little bit cooler in the lehigh valley. in new jersey, at the shore, and inland, both communities are in the middle 70s right now. voorhees 76. 77 in mt. laurel. these reading will climb right back into the 90s this afternoon. it will feel like it is beyond 100 this afternoon. this is a heat index projection, the feels like temperature. by lunch time,ç noontime, 96 degrees for philadelphia. 97 in swedesboro and into the 90s for the suburbs, the lehigh valley and delaware. but watch how it goes up this afternoon. by later this afternoon, the numbers top 100. feel like 105 in swedesboro, that's at 4:30 this afternoon. add to that the threat of storms for later today. we're tracking light scattered showers in new jersey. this batch of showers that will miss our area, head towards williamsport and just north of harrisburg. the steaminess that's around
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will lead to not only dangerous heat but also strong thunderstorms later today. the thunderstorms will be out of the picture for tomorrow. late this afternoon, this evening, that's going to get to 95 degrees. 91 tomorrow. still hot. the humidity comes down nicely tomorrow afternoon. we'll see a shift in the winds tomorrow. by thursday, a chance of scattered showers, 89 degrees. near 90 for friday and saturday. the numbers come down for sunday. monday afternoon, 83 degrees and 80s for next week. the chance of more showers and thunderstorms on wednesday. vai? >> bill, thank you. making sure all students are safe. pretty soon you'll see at least three of these in every public school in philadelphia. we'll tell you how much these fountains will cost the district and why officials are saying they're worth it. plus, fighting to save a statue. we'll tell you why dozens staged a rally and how the statue of former mayor frank rizzo is involved.
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5:26. a large insurance company is pulling back from the affordable care act. landon dowdy is here with details in this morning's cnbc business news. good morning, landon. >> hi there, tracy. good morning to you as well. a major health insurer is quitting most of the obama health care exchanges. aetna says policy holders turned out to be sicker and more costly than expected. they will remain in delaware,
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iowa, nebraska and virginia. had is the first major health insurer to make a decision like this. aetna will offer individual policies outside of obamacare, tracy. back over to you. >> thank you. ahead, an update on the delaware supreme court's ruling on the death penalty and what it means for the 13 people currently on death row. also, look who's back in town. details on chase utley's homecoming as he gets to face the phillies for the first time here in philadelphia.
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right now on "nbc 10 news today," kane convicted. pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane faces years in prison. statue controversy. the statue of former philadelphia mayor frank rizzo is now at the center of a heated debate that includes marches and petitions. and rio 2016,ç a photo finh decides one of the closest races at the olympics. members of the final five dazzle again in rio. wee a we are live in brazil. nbc 10 news starts now. 5:30. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." steamy 77 degrees already. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. because of that steamy 77 degrees and we're expecting of course that to get warmer later today, we've issued ai


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