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right now on "nbc 10 news today," a road turns into a river in philadelphia this morning after a water main break gushes on to the street. a local bridge goes up in flames. we'll tell you where it happened and hear what crews were doing before the fire broke out. cosby in court. we know when bill cosby's sexual assault trial will begin now. hear why his defense team wants it out of montgomery county. nbc 10 news starts now. >> 5:30 on nose. 74 degrees outside this wednesday morning. good morning. thanks for watching "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. we'll get a warmup today. a slight chance of rain in some areas. let's check in with meteorologist bill henley and the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. >> heading out right now, vai. it's nice outside. the temperatures have cooled down. humidity not too bad. we have a little bit of a breeze blowing. out of the north at 10 miles an hour. in philadelphia, stropger in new
jersey where it is 70 degrees. just a few scattered clouds this morning. the suburbs, 71 degrees. once we get sunshine, the 60s will warm through the 60s and into the 70s, into the 80s and near 90 degrees this afternoon. 78 degrees in delaware at 10:00 this morning. 90 for philadelphia. the first day of a heat wave. the temperature is 09. but it gets hotter in the coming days. i'll go through the forecast hour by hour when i'm back in a few minutes. first, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. thanks, bill. starting off on the schuylkill expressway this morning and heading out around spring garden street. no big problems so far or delays yet. you can see traffic moving along east, westbound, a lot of cars out there considering it's only 5:30 in the morning. we'll see a little bit bigger and heavier of a rush hour from now through the rest of the fall of course. eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway, that's anç 11-minute trip ther. average speeds into the high 60s still as well.
out in northeast philadelphia, there's in oxford circle a water main break. summerdale avenue and norris street. we're watching a downed tree in lower merion, blocking part of the road on montgomery avenue and north stone ridge lane. >> the water main break that jessica just mentioned sent gallons of water down summerdale avenue overnight in philadelphia's oxford circle neighborhood. water gushed into the street after an 8 inch underground main ruptured just after 2:00 this morning. crews turned off the main. they'll be back later to make the repairs. the intersection was shut down for a while but is back open. summer vacation is officially over for thousands of students in philadelphia. nbc 10's matt delucia is live this morning outside the j. hampton moore school in the city's oxford circle neighborhood. teachers are already saying this year will be better for them and the state of the union. tell us more about that. >> they are hoping to a good school year ahead.
a lot of students in our area have gone back to school. philadelphia school students waited long enough, now it's time for them to head back to the classroom. 130,000 students in the philadelphia school district. and it is a new beginning, of course, some good news to start off here. this year, no new layoffs, cuts or reductions. the district will once again have counselors and nurses in each school which means teachers can spend more time on actual teaching. the you recall the budget standoff last year. districts could not get funding or textbook money on time. philly superintendent says he feels a lot better going into this school year. >> for this year we're not announcing that we're closing something. we're not announcing that we're laying someone off. we're not announcing that reductions in resources and programs. instead, we're talking about investments. >> how about this, yesterday ç 130,000 books were delivered to 650 classrooms in 53 city schools to get the year started
off right. not all is done yet. in the meantime, the superintendent says he is still trying to work out a contract with the teachers. for now though, i'm live in northeast philadelphia, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. faculty at pennsylvania's 14 state universities will vote on whether to authorize a strike next month. the voting will continue through friday. faculty members have been working without a contract since june of last year. state officials say they want to reach a fair contract. fire destroyed an old bridge in the jersey shore. the flames broke out last night on the beesleys point bridge. it connects summers point with upper township. it was no longer in service. they were in the process of tearing it down when the fire started. no one was hurt. also no word on the cause. we now know when bill cosby's sexual assault trial will begin in montgomery county. we'll show you video here of cosby walking out of the courthouse in norristown.
this happened yesterday afternoon. a judge had just set a trial date of june 5th of next year. cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting andrea constand in 2004. the defense wants the case moved out of montgomery county. saying it would be hard to get an untainted jury pool. >> the media has presumed him guilty, not innocent. the media has championed the causes of his accusers. >> we've spent a lot of time talking to a lot of people all over the country and outside of the country. >> district attorney kevin steele talked about his motion to have 13 other women who claim they were sexually assaulted by cosby testify during the trial. cosby has pleaded not guilty. nbc 10 will continue to follow theç latest development in the cosby case. you can get the latest on air or right on your phone by downloading the nbc 10 app. >> this morning, police are looking for a man seen on
surveillance video stealing a menorah from a synagogue. man was walking with a group on tomlinson road in somerton last night. he took off from the group and grabbed the menorah from the front law. here's the rabbi. >> this menorah is a special menorah. it was dedicated by a member of our synagogue in memory of his father. now we're standing with a synagogue before the high holidays without a menorah. >> the rabbi says the menorah is valued at around $5,000. from our south jersey bureau, camden is getting federal help to improve roads around the city. the u.s. department of transportation announced around investment grant that totaled more than $16 million. the money will help the city improve its aging infrastructure. camden mayor dana redd said the
money will go towards overhauling over two miles of roads. the dispensary will soon have marijuana lozenges and lotion. the lotion will be available in a week and the lozenges in about a month. if yesterday was any indication, regional rail passengers may have to wait a little longer during their morning commute. septa has been dealing with a slowdown since before july 4th when they took more than 100 trail cars off the rails because of a structural defect. the agency warned things cowl get worse when students return to school and workers went back to the office off summer vacation. we found delays of about a half hour atç some stations yesterd morning. septa added supplemental bus service and changed its regional rail schedules to help move people along faster. septa returned at least four cars to service so far. they're not expected to get back
to a regular schedule until october. and a judge orred two men accused of shooting an atlantic city police officer to remain behind bars unless they can post bail. >> you have the right to remain silent. >> croft and his alleged accomplice, mchisolm yesterday. they were involved in an armed robbery saturday morning near the caesar's parking lot. josh baddell was shot in the head as he was getting out of his cruiser. >> every day has been an improvement. it's been good news. he's a fighter. he's always been. he's a tough kid. >> a third suspect was killed by another officer. chisolm and cross are being held on $750,000 cash bail. and the atlantic city community is coming together to help that injured officer. >> that includes a 9-year-old girl who is showing that you can
make a difference with just a glass of lemonade. addison couple spent yesterday evening selling lemonade and pasta in galloway township, atlantic county to raise money for officer baddell and his family. she says when she heard about the tragedy, she just wanted to help. and would want someone to do the same thing for her family. >> still really sad but it's fun to do this for him. it's really fun to do it for a special reason. that's the best part. >> she has a cause. galloway township police department gave addison a plaque to say thank you for all that she's done. addison says she wants to be a police officer some day with the canine unit when she grows up. now your nbc 10 first alert weather.ç >> 5:39. a pleasant start this morning. we're watching the shore, still breezy but not as windy as yesterday. that's a live view of cape may from the marquis de lafayette hotel. dry, the dry weather may take a break along the coastline.
the shore seeing the showers offshore from what's left of hermine. most of the day will be dry. philadelphia, sunshine will warm temperatures from 74 degrees right now to near 80 degrees at 10:00. and then heading into the upper 80s this afternoon, to near 90 degrees. we will see a little bit of a northerly wind, so the humidity will be creeping up a little bit today but not all that much. we'll see more humid conditions tomorrow. for the suburbs, 68 degrees right now. the temperatures still could come down a bit more. 76 agrees at 10:00 and low 80s at lunch time. for the lehigh valley, you'll see those northerly winds, too. sunny day, 82 degrees at noon and upper 80s in the afternoon. a few scattered clouds later in the day. no sign of any showers for the lehigh valley. new jersey, partly sunny skies to start with. those partly sunny skies persist into this afternoon. a warm afternoon, 86 degrees at 2:00. into the upper 80s by 4:00 today. and at the shore, wind will be shifting today.
nor northwesterly wind to begin with. more clouds this afternoon. this is when we could see scattered, isolated showers at the shore. for delaware, sunny skies through the day. look at that, cloudless skies right now. 83 degrees at noontime. so close to the 09 degree mark this afternoon. delaware you don't hit 90 today. it's likely for tomorrow. seven-day forecast showing a heat wave brewing for parts of the area. a look at that when i come back in a few minutes. 5:41. our morning crew. we're a team here. i have to admire jessica boyington for coming in, playing injured. she's not feeling well but hanging inç there. >> she's hanging in there. >> vai just gave me antibacterial happened wipes. >> he doesn't want to get sick. >> they throw them at me. it's fine. we're killing it here. right around route 1 and 17th street. we're starting off on the boulevard this morning. cars heading out the door so far.
brake lights up ahead. north or southbound for the most part, no real problems there. there is an accident clearing very soon in cheltenham on latham parkway and old york road. mass transit, for the most part, everything running on time or close to schedule, amtrak, new jersey transit, d.a.r.t. but the thorndale line 1512, running about 15 minutes late. late-night meeting to save a local police force. this morning, we have new details from bucks county and a local community that voted on whether or not to disband its police department. plus, protecting the kids. back to school and that means back to school activities and sports. hear about one local bill that looks to protect kids from long-term damage from a certain sports injury.
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he's making it up. of course, anyone who commits a violent crime needs to be prosecuted -- and put behind bars. narrator: katie mcginty will keep us safe -- more police on the streets, better training and equipment, and take on the gun lobby for gun safety laws. katie: i'm the daughter of a police officer, and the mother of three. i'll stand with law enforcement to fight crime, and protect our families. i'm katie mcginty, and i approve this message. you're watching nbc 10, the official station of the philadelphia eagles. 5:45. officials in delaware took another step to help protect student athletes from concussions. governor markell signed a bill yesterday that gives concussion protections to kids that play in youth athletic programs. it's a follow-up to another bill passed a few years ago that gave concussion protection to kids
that play school sports. the nfl is providing its players with new concussion, education and training in the form of a new video. >> this is serious stuff. this is your brain. this is your mind. this is you. don't risk you. >> the video features medical experts and former nfl players discussing the proper steps of dealing with concussions. the league has been criticized in the past for how it has dealt with brain injuries. speaking of the nfl, the new nfl season getting under way tomorrow night. see it right here on nbc 10. it's a super bowl rematch between the panthers and the broncos. coverage begins at 7:30. nbc 10 also your official eagles station. we will get you ready for sunday's game against the browns. join us for eagles game day kickoff at 9:30 sunday morning. we'll have an exclusive interview with starting quarterback carson wentz and then we'll break down all the action after the game on eagles game day final. 5:46. happening today, the cherry hill police department will hold a
meeting to educate the community about its use of body cameras. the meeting is at 7:00 tonight at the cherry hill municipal building. officers will begin wearing the cameras next month to build trust with the community and encourage transparency. we have new details this morning from bucks county where a community is keeping its police force. council members in penndel voted last night not to disband the police department. penndel has a full-time chief, and ten part-time officers. if the department had been disband,ç the community would have been taken over by middletown police. a new law in pennsylvania allows grocery stores to sell wine and one state senator wants to expand sales even further. nbc 10 was in glenn mills, delaware conte on tuesday, state senator tom killian announced a senate bill that would allow the state's beer distributors to apply for a license to also sell wine. >> so this bill will allow a simple parody, it will do for
the beer distributors what we've done for the grocery stores. it's common sense. >> distributors would purchase a wine license for $2,000 under the bill. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 12 minutes before 6:00. we're getting closer to sunrise. you can start to make out some break in the clouds that have rolled inland overnight. partly cloudy skies right now. no sign of any showers. really pleasant summer morning. it is still summer, even though it's post labor day and schools are starting. we'll be turning up the heat in the coming days and it starts today. 90 degrees this afternoon for philadelphia. it will be a nice, dry evening. the humidity will creep up during the evening hours. no sign of any wet weather for most of the area. no sign of really cool typical early september temperatures this morning. it's running a little on the warm side. 74 degrees. we should be in the 60s this time of year. the lehigh valley and the delaware are just barely in the 60s this morning. while south jersey is 71
degrees. completely dry. if you're waiting at the bus stop this morning, low 70s, really comfortable morning. dress lightly for later today. because the temperatures will be climbing into the upper 80s in new jersey. princeton right now 70 degrees. 73 in pemberton and shamong is 70 degrees to start with. still watching, showers just offshore. it's dry this morning. and most of the day will be dry but what's left of hermine could bring a shower to the shore and another line of showers farther inland. wi west. wi but there's a slight chance we'll see an evening shower from that activity inland. for today, 90 degrees this afternoon. mostly sunny skies and into the mid-90s. the humidity will be building tomorrow afternoon. friday, not as hot. still into the 90s. the humidity comes down on friday, only to go right back up on saturday. 95 degrees. partly sunny skies, sunday, a little bit cooler. you'll really feel more pleasant conditions for monday.
82 degrees. 85 on tuesday. another warming trend but it peaks on wednesday, then 70s. here comes the fall weather next thursday and friday. ten minutes before 6:00 right now. let's get you to work. check 202 or starters. >> jessica boyington is looking at her cameras. >> 202 looks good. right around our cameras at route 29. a drive time, seven minutes only from the northbound side from 29 at this point headed up towards the schuylkill expressway. average speeds also into the 60s there. out in lower merion, we're watching a downed tree that's blocking part of montgomery avenue and north stone ridge lane. you may be detoured around the scene there. in oxford circle, the water main break tieing things up. we'll see delays for sure for summerdale avenue and north street. the 42 freeway over in new jersey still looks great. northbound drive time from 55 up toward the philadelphia area to the walt whitman, five minutes
there. no big problems heading into philadelphia, at least from new jersey. a hit and run in the water. investigators need your help. take a look at this damaged boat. hear what the local marinas are offering as they try to find out whoever did this. remember to vote for high school blitz game of the week. here are your options for this friday, penn ridge versus perkiomenç valley, northeast/imhotep or la salle/malvern prep. head to nbc10.com to vote or text 610-624-4111.
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roads. route 309 around the pa turnpike, looks great so far in both directions. we're also watching mass transit. everything running for the most part on time. no real reported delays. maybe ten minute delays for thorndale train 1512. nothing to major. we'll keep you updated and i'll be back in the 6:00 hour.
police say they were tipped off by state child care inspectors who reported a strange fence behind the house. investigators checked it out. they found pot plants as tall as 6 to 10 feet high. the day care's license has been suspended because they denied state inspectors access to the area behind the fence. the incident is under investigation. and police in new york are asking for the public's help to find thieves who have been stealing ice cream. the crooks have swiped more than 1,200 containers from pharmacies and convenience stores in manhattan just over the past ten months and they take the good stuff, including haagen-dazs and sell it at discounted prices at bodegas and corner stores. they've also stolen energy drinks and cold medicine. nbc 10 and delaware state university in dover where govern are jack markell met with a few incoming dozen students
yesterday. the recipients of the dream.u.s. scholarship. >> these are capable students. they are good grades in high school. what an exciting moment for them and us. >> this is the first year for the privately funded scholarship program. four minutes before 6:00 right now. several marinas in north jersey are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a boater involved in a hit and run. take a look at this picture. it shows a boat that was damaged on greenwood lake in west milford township, passaic county. a vessel, possibly a ski boat, hit the 18-foot boat. two couples were on boor at the time. >> my husband is unconscious, head back, blood gurgling out. the other gentleman is
unconscious. the cowling from the motor is in the middle of the aisle. >> the wives were able to navigate the boat back to the dock. their husbands are in krirt cal condition. hurricane newton has weaked to a tropical storm. it's moving over mainland mexico. people in ariz)át are preparing for the damage that it could bring. arizona and new mexico could see heavy rain and flash flooding later today and possibly tomorrow. newton came ashore near the los cabos resort. the shim boat capsized in rough seas in the gulf of california killing two people, three others are still missing. a viewer tells us she waited three years for a professional photographer to come through with pictures from a milestone celebration for her daughter. >> coming up at 6:00, we'll show you how the nbc 10 responds team helped her get what she paid for. plus, hillary clinton and
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the push for pennsylvania. donald trump will make a swing through philadelphia today as he tries to bring in votes in the battleground state. soggy streets. a water main break ruptures in a philadelphia neighborhood overnight. now crews are getting ready to make repairs. >> hitting the books. thousands of students are heading back to school this morning and will have the tools they need to start the year. >> nbc 10 news starts now. >> 6:00 a.m. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. kids are heading back to school and with the front end of a warmup, let's get right to meteorologist bill henley and the neighborhood forecast. hi, bill. >> pleasant day, even if you have to wait at the bus stop, 60s and low 70s. it's cooled down a little bit. that's in spite of cloudsov