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"nbc 10 news" starts now. turning herself in. investigators say the hit-and-run driver who killed a 4-year-old girl will surrender today after police found an important piece of evidence. and new from overnight, an arrest in a house fire that sent a man to the hospital. the connection that police say links the victim to the suspect. plus we're off to a little bit of a chillier start this morning. the rain is gone and we're looking ahead to plenty of sunshine. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. >> and i'm chris cato. just enough rain to help the flowers bloom. bill henley and the first alert forecast. things are drying out now, bill. >> yeah a beautiful day. april showers have left us. sunshine is bright. the temperatures will be warming up significantly. we'll be back in the 70s this afternoon.
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a dry view from center city. live view from the melon bank building in center city where the temperatures are in the 40ed. philadelphia international, 49 degrees. wilmington down to 46. trenton is 51. mount holly is 44 degrees. chilly. a little bit of a breeze blowing. it will help clear things out. a few high clouds at 6:00. 51 degrees. by 9:00 57. middle 60ed 00s and climbing. back with future weather when i'm back in ten minutes. first alert traffic reporter katy zachry has a look at the roads. good morning, katy. >> good morning, bill. things looking good in the area. new jersey live look at 295 at mount laurel. 238. nothing to talk about on 295 or the garden state expressway or the ac expressway. your drive times between the 42 freeway and delaware memorial bridge in both directions is looking really good, 22 minutes. no issues to report there. in camden if you're driving on
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lansdowne avenue know there is a blockage on coral street because of fire activity. we have a crew out there. i'm told it will be clearing shortly. in philadelphia there is a fire activity on ogontz. west nedro has fire activity. philadelphia on the vine street expressway closure between the vine street and the schuylkill is closed. we have more on the fire you were mentioning on nedro street. a philadelphia man is facing arson charges after he started this fire at the row home. one person went to einstein hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. he's expected to be okay. the victim and suspect were renting rooms inside the house. crews were busy in camden where a fire started in an abandoned house on lansdowne avenue. firefighters arrived to put out
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flames on the second story floor. the driver involved in an suv involved in a hit-and-run killing a 4-year-old philadelphia boy is expected to turn herself in today. matt delucia is live. when is that driver expected to turn herself in do we know? >> the da's office said the woman's attorney contacted them yesterday. they're arranging for that driver to turn herself in at some point in the day today. now last night there was a vigil held at 57th and litchfield streets where 4-year-old abdul wilson was hit and killed. that happened monday evening. the boy ran into the street and was thrown 15 feet into the road and police say the driver then ran over him and drove away. surveillance video captured what happened though the images of the impact are too graphic to show on television. philadelphia police recovered the black ford edge believed to be the one involved. this was around 9:00 last night in a parking garage underneath love park. neighbors tell us it's been rough knowing what happened to
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this little boy. >>. >> could have got out the car, you know you had to run like that and then keep going. it's a 4-year-old little boy, you know? that's messed up. >> this family need closure. this family needs closure. >> reporter: now investigators are hoping to get some more information if and when this driver does turn herself in. the mayor's office had offered a $20,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the driver. again, the da's office has been in contact with her attorney so that could happen again, at some point today. live outside police headquarters. matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." the mayor's office announced a $10,000 reward involving another hit-and-run involving a child. a white acura hit josephine rivera and her 2-year-old son as they were crossing a street in kensington. this vehicle was driving away from the scene. we checked earlier and both mother and son are still in critical condition. 4:34 now. happening today.
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a montgomery county mother of three accused of having sex with a 17-year-old high school student. iris gibney turned herself in back in december after an officer said he found her and the teen having sex inside a vehicle at a public park. the pottsgrove high student said he met her at a football game while she was volunteering as a cheer mom for her daughter's cheerleading squad. a preliminary hearing is going to be held for the man who killed nicki minaj's body guard. they arrested boykin days after the incident. investigators say he was involved in an argument with tour manager giovan pickett and crew member eric parker. boykin stabbed the two men. pickett died. the fbi and philadelphia police want your help finding a man who they say robbed a number
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of local banks in february. this is the photo here. rashon mitchell. there's a $10,000 reward leading to his arrest. he's held up four banks. three happened in the past week. police consider mitchell armed and dangerous. well the main road to a philadelphia neighborhood is getting a whole new look. >> that's right. a sneak peak at the changes coming to germantown avenue. that's next. plus, the high tech way that a delaware community is trying to cut down on crime bill. >> it's a bit chilly but skies are clearing out. we'll see a lot of sunshine to move the temperatures up. your hour-by-hour forecast when we come back.
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today, april 15th marks the boston mayor a thorn bombing.
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boston mayor marty walsh is declaring april 15th one boston day and asking people to do random acts of kindness. just last week a jury convicted dzhokhar tsarnaev. next week they will decide whether to sentence him to life in prison or the death penalty. opening statements in the colorado movie theater shooting massacre are set to gibb later this month. the jury selection process wrapped up yesterday after more than two months of jury selecting. james holmes is charged with shooting 12 people inside a colorado movie theater. shooting and killing those 12 70 others were wounded. holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. today's street crews plan to start work on a repaving project in north philadelphia. construction is set to begin on the germantown avenue corridor between cambria and cumberland street. there will be new pedestrian lighting and bike racks. the work is expected to be
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finished in october. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> clearing skies. cooling temperatures. the chill is in the air this morning. temperatures have dropped into the 40s. a little bit of a breeze blowing right now. you can see the flag at the "nbc 10" studios waving in the light wind that will pick up during the afternoon hours. it's just at 6 miles an hour. 49 degrees. the humidity still on the high side as the rain ended overnight. the last rain showers have just pushed off shore. we'll see drying conditions and warming conditions too, thanks to the sunshine. the winds, they'll stay out of the north. even though we will see a northerly wind they'll be shifting during the day. by this afternoon that's when we'll see 60s to low 70s. stand by for a quick warmup. bright sunshine and upper 60s to low 70s this afternoon. at times a bit breezy. winds to the north. weekend forecast with the seven day when i'm back in ten minutes. all right, bill.
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20 minutes till 5:00 now. time to get another check of the roads. the rain's moved on out. you shouldn't have any problems with that this morning. >> that's right. katy zachry has her eye on all the traffic cameras. what's happening, katy? >> it's nice we don't have to deal with the rain though it didn't account for any issues yesterday. camden lansdowne avenue is now open. we've had a crew out there monitoring things. i just got word that has since cleared. in ogontz though there is fire activity on west nedro avenue. you might want to avoid that area. taking a live outside. 476 at germantown pike, driving northbound between the schuylkill expressway and pennsylvania turnpike it will take you four minutes. southbound the ride is going to take you that same stretch time. if you are going on the vine street expressway this morning, until 5:00 a.m. this closure is in place. you'll be detoured at broad street. they have it closed from broad to the schuylkill for repair
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work. a reward to find a killer whom police say doesn't exist. next the high profile death investigation that just took an unexpected turn. plus newly released dash cam video shows a police cruiser running down a suspect. we'll show you how this ended next. and the pranks somebody pulled on a new jersey assembly man and his plan to keep it from happening again. you wish your dog could fight off fleas and ticks. but since he can't... you rely on frontline plus.
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an arizona police officer has been cleared by the prosecutor's office after striking a man with his cruiser because he refused to surrender. we want to warn you you may find it disturbing and difficult to watch. here's what we know investigators say the suspect robbed a 7-eleven set fire to a church and stole a car before being run over by the officer. at one point the suspect fired several shots from a stolen
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rifle and ignored police orders. he survived the collision and faces a number of charges. the officer was on paid leave but has returned to duty. in oklahoma that volunteer sheriff's deputy who authorities say shot and killed a suspect by mistake is now out of jail on bail. 73-year-old robert bates turned himself in yesterday. he's charged with manslaughter. he's an insurance executive when he's not volunteering as a deputy. he's accused of killing a man for selling a gun to an undercover officer. this is video that shows the suspect rubbing before being taken to the ground. at that point bates went for his taser but mistakenly fired the gun. the deadly shot is heard on video. >> down now. >> i shot him, i'm sorry. >> did you hear him say i'm sorry. i'm sorry. bates will make his first court appearance next tuesday. if found guilty he faces up to four years in prison. police in wilmington are looking at new recommendations
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about how to reduce the violent crime in the city. police got the suggestion from the former head of the new york city police department. howard safier is hired as a consultant on new york's crime changes. one of them a high tech crime center like the one new castle county just unveiled yesterday. >> all of the data systems, all of the cameras would immediately come into a real time crime center where they would be analyzed and information would immediately be delivered to patrol officers. >> another recommendation would have the police hire civilians to do desk work so that officers could be freed up to patrol the streets. we want to show you more of that new high tech crime center for new castle county police. it includes a video wall that shows real time 911 call information. it also has access to every county owned surveillance camera. officials at the center plan to
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work with hospitals, schools, malls, and other businesses. >> their hardest challenge is responding to a facility that large. where are we going in? where are the bad guys with the guns? this will give us the ability to start looking before they even get there. >> some apartment complexes have already granted county emergency access to their surveillance cameras. new jersey senator paul moriarity fell prank to something we told him about last fall. it's something called swatting. that's when someone calls in a false 911 call sending police s.w.a.t. teams to surround a home or business. they told the assemblyman that happened to that prank that happened to a millville family. this weekend someone called 911 saying there was a shooting at moriarity's house in washington township so police called moriarity at home and demanded that he come out of his house with his hands up.
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>> they came right to my front door. i can't tell you what it was like to walk out of your front door and have a bunch of police officers with rifles pointed at your house wearing flak jackets and helmets. it's pretty scary. >> he says that will not stop him from moving forward with a bill that he introduced to stiffen the penalties for swatting. that bill will be heard in committee within the next few weeks. delaware state police want you to take a good look at these two surveillance pictures. the men are wanted in a series of armed robberies in new castle county over the past month. police say the robbers used either a gun or a knife to steal money and cigarettes from four gas stations. the sons of the deceased cooper university health systems ceo are challenging a ruling that their parents died in a murder/suicide. they said john sheridan stabbed his wife stabbed himself and set fire to their home. the couples sons hired a private investigators to look into the
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case. in a letter sent yesterday they allege that the prosecutor jumped to a conclusion that it was murder/suicide and then made evidence to fit that theory in spite of the possibility of there being a third knife that was never found at the scene. the sons are offering a $250,000 reward for an arrest and conviction in the case. the sheridan brothers say they plan to file a state lawsuit over the cause of death. the prosecutor's office said in a statement to "nbc 10," in light of the repeated statements by members of the sheridan family that litigation is imminent, further comment would not be appropriate at this time. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> here we go on our way to a beautiful day today. we'll see plenty of sunshine. this morning we're seeing no rain be in the area. it has cleared out completely. the clouds have broken and the temperatures have come down. moon's just starting to come up. the wind, that's getting started. that will pick up during the day today. right now, 6 miles an hour.
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the temperature is running 10 degrees colder in philadelphia than yesterday at this time 49 degrees. a few puddles left in cape may. that's beach avenue. the rain ended just before 4:00 this morning before we went on the air. 50s pottstown, coatsville trenton. most of the rest of the area is in the 40s and still falling. look at this down to 41 degrees in westchester, west town and fair meadow farm. chill is definitely in the air. that's it. the rain has moved off shore. we're going to see dry conditions today. a little bit of a warmup this morning to start with. at 6:00 up to 51 degrees. sunshine. few high clouds at 9:00. 57. 60s by lunchtime into the low 70s this afternoon. another nice one tomorrow. sunny skies for most of the day. late in the day that we'll see some clouds come into the area. 67 the high for thursday. those clouds will lead to wet weather on friday. showers and 69 degrees but look at the warmup as skies clear on
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saturday. 75 degrees after a morning low of 52. sunshine will be back for day two on sunday but it will be cooler. a high of 63 sunday afternoon. then more wet weather coming in to play on monday. at least it won't be a wet commute today for drivers. >> yeah nice and quiet out there so far. hope i didn't just jinks you. "nbc 10's" katy zachry is looking at all the action out there, katy. >> i hope you didn't either. we're going to start things off in delaware where things are looking really good. a lot of the construction on delaware roadways is about to clear if not hasn't already cleared. this is a live look at 495 right at terminal avenue. route 1 and route 13 good. in the ogontz things are not good. in philadelphia if you're traveling on the vine street expressway westbound, they're doing some bridge repairs. the bridges that hang over the vine. this morning until 5:00 a.m. we
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have about ten more minutes of it between broad and the schuylkill expressway. that stretch is blocked off. there are detour signs in place. area bridges, all free and clear of any problems. mass transit is running on or close to schedule. chris. golf fans are still celebrating the new master's champion. one of the bartenders happens to be jordan spieth's uncle. jordan won the masters on sunday at the tender age of 21. his uncle says the people of narborth have long been supporters. >> we had him in for dinner that night. it's really exciting. i mean this is -- especially to do this at his age. we knew he had it in him but we had no idea it would come so soon. >> stu spieth was in a gufsugusta to see his nephew get the green jacket. there are new questions this morning about airline safety. next why experts say the seat arrangement and wi-fi could pose
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a threat to passengers. plus a local baseball team under attack over bacon. the new billboard in the lehigh valley that's putting a different kind of place in the spotlight at the ballpark.
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state economic development officials would offer wells fargo more than $1 million in taxpayer grants. in exchange the bank would commit to adding dozens of jobs in new castle county by 2018. some of those jobs will be relocated from outside delaware. a state advisory panel will vote on the deal later this month. we have two new stories for you this morning focusing on airplane safety. first a government advisory committee is looking at whether shrinking leg room on planes could be dangerous for passengers' health and safety. experts say the tighter spaces may make it more difficult for people to evacuate in case of an
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emergency and on long flights there's also the risk for blood clots in the legs which can be a problem if passengers are unable to get to the aisles to stretch. meanwhile investigators are warning that the same internet access you use on commercial flights could make it possible for hackers to bring down a plane. they say terrorists could sit among the passengers and take control of the plain using the wi-fi. in denver two tsa agents are out of a job for creating a scheme do fondle attractive passengers. here's how it works. when the agent found a male passenger he wanted to grope he would signal a female agent so a pat down was required. tourism officials in panama city florida, are revamping their annual college spring break tradition. that includes banning alcohol sales. leaders say an incident this year pushed them to the limit. a woman was sexually assaulted
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on the beach while hundreds of spring breakers watched. the tourist development council voted tuesday to ban alcohol consumption on city and county beaches between march 1st and april 18th. they'll also be adding more security to help deputies enforce the new alcohol ban. from our jersey shore bureau, the power should be back on at the former revel casino by tomorrow. that's the word from the new owner, glen straub. he's being fined for every day the building is without power. no power makes the revel a safety hazard. the casino went dark after he could not reach an agreement with the power authority. eight casinos saw their revenue jump by 2%. figures released by the state show the eight current casinos took in $203 million last month. if you include the four casinos that closed last year the city's gambling revenue was down more than 12%.
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take a look at this surveillance video of a partial collapse on the boardwalk in north wildwood early monday night. it shows the moment the boards gave way beneath the delivery truck. you can see the truck breaking through the boardwalk. this happened near 23rd avenue. the truck, by the way, did have a permit to be there on the boardwalk. in the lehigh valley a call for banning bacon. >> yeah that's what's up on a billboard near coca-cola park in allentown. this is a billboard sponsored by the physician's committee for responsible medicine. the ad targets the lehigh valley iron pigs and fans heading to the park. the committee is urging the minor league teen to bench bacon and offer healthier food. they sent a letter suggesting a new broccoli mascot. the president and general manager of the baseball team responded saying it's a pork race. we are ironpigs and we are simply hog wild about all the pork offerings here within bacon, usa.
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fans can indulge if they choose to. we offer plenty of healthy options, too. we're not in the habit of dictating to our fans and their families what they should eat. >> i wonder if they'll go after the wilmington team that is offering the donut dog at the park. >> they're next. everything in moderation. >> right. you can have a little broccoli on the side. you're watching "nbc 10 news today." "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. "nbc 10 news" starts now. a woman who police say was behind the wheel in a deadly hit and run is expected to turn herself in today. we're live with new information about how the crime was uncovered. plus tax day is here. we've got important information for anybody who's been putting off filing their returns. the best way to make sure you meet the midnight deadline. >> it's a little chillier as you head out the door. we're taking a live look at the ben franklin bridge.
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all is well at 47 degrees. nbc 10 team is tracking the return of sunshine and much warmer weather. good morning. welcome to nbc news 10 today. i'm chris cato. >> i'm rosemary connors. >> meteorologist bill henley is standing by. >> if mr. celery is leaving the house for work at blue rock he'll need a jacket. we'll see sunshine to fix that. looks like it's growing season. april showers bring april flowers. they're coming up right now and we're going to see sunshine to help end that. 47 degrees. clear skies. clear view from the delaware. just bumped up to 50 degrees in philadelphia. northeast philadelphia at the airport is 48. 46 right now in wilmington, rocks borrow is 49 degrees. 55 in south philadelphia. little bit of

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