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moving into our area. 4:30. 66 warm degrees outside. good friday morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert forecast. talk about the rain and the warm temperatures, bill. >> an umbrella is a good idea. you won't need the heavy coat, not this morning. the temperatures are warm. it is just a light rainfall so far for most of the area. we're seeing showers in delaware and south jersey on the light side. there's one area that is coming down heavier. that one cell is moving off to the northeast, heading towards egg harbor right now. the rainfall is falling at a rate of an inch and a third an hour. that's a good clip, coming down fairly hard there. it's not going to last long. no flood threat there. 65 degrees in doylestown. the 60s, everybody is in the 60s this morning. roxborough, south philadelphia, northeast philadelphia, everybody's getting a warm start. we will see even warmer temperatures as the day goes on. to start with, be holding steady at 9:00. 67 degrees. the wind will beç increasing. that will maintain our temperatures on the warm side
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even with clouds and a chance of showers. there should be breaks in those clouds and temperatures will climb into the upper 70s in philadelphia today. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington is watching first alert traffic. jessie? >> we're watching the schuylkill expressway right now. these are our cameras around montgomery drive where everything looks okay. so far, as you're headed eastbound right in here, this is the drive time for that. 13 minutes eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway, average speeds just into the 50s. but they are high 50s right here. no problems heading westbound towards the king of prussia mall area. no backups. construction on the betsy ross bridge eastbound ramp to rich monday street and that will be closed until may. definitely something you want to plan into your morning commute. if you're heading over into new jersey at any point or coming from new jersey as well, cinnaminson township, an accident investigation is under way due to an early accident scene around taylor lane.
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there is joy and there were tears when a baby missing for more than five hours is reunited with his family overnight. police found the child and the woman they say took the infant from the king of prussia mall. right now, police have that woman in custody. she's waying to be charged. nbc 10's drew smith is live at the upper merion police station where he's following this investigation. drew, tell us more. >> reporter: i want to let you know what we know about this suspect so far. she has ties to the king of prussia area and they actually found her in tredyffrin township inside a home with this child who was unhurt. police are crediting help from the public and investigative work from their officers, first, for figuring out who the woman in surveillance video was and checking several locations where she was seen with this baby. police have not released the accused kidnaper's name but they don't believe she has any connection to the family. we watched that family wait for hours in agony at the police
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department but that pain turned to joy around 10:30 when they found out the baby wasç safe. just before midnight when a mother had her baby in her arms again. listen to the baby's grandfather describe the relief. >> everybody is feeling glad, they're happy, the public and everybody, got involved. they thank the police officers and all for doing their job. >> reporter: police say the woman in custody here who is missing with this child for about four hours was actually showing off the child to her own family members. right now, though, the motive for this crime is unclear. live in upper merion police, drew smith, nbc 10 news. shoppers saw a very active scene outside king of prussia mall as police combed the parking lot for the baby. officers searched cars as they tried to leave the mall to check for the missing baby. our live team coverage continues with nbc 10's mrs. mr onique br.
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>> reporter: i was one of those people who was stopped while leaving king of prussia mall just after 7:00. i asked police who was going on. they said a baby had been taken and they quickly searched the back seat of my car. look at the video. it shows all the chaos playing out here at the mall, moments after 7:00 when police were called to the scene. they were all over every exit. they had been here for about two hours when i ran into them. they were stopping cars, checking them thoroughly and waving customers on their way. skyforce 10 was also over the scene capturing the chaos. shoppers we spoke with were alarmed. >> we're just absolutely shocked that that would happen here. >> that was the sentiment of just about everybody we spoke with. police were southeastern walkeeh the mall, especially the food court area. two hours later, an amber alert
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was broadcast on tv through the emergency alert system. for first philadelphia county, then chester and also montgomery county where the crime occurred and surrounding counties.4%thenr hours after the child was taken, the amber alert signal was sent via cell phone. state police do issue amber alerts when a child under 18 years of age is abducted and believed to be in imminent danger or seriously injured. as we all know, the baby was found safely and returned to the family. live for now outside king of prussia mall, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. >> to recap, this baby who was missing for more than five hours is back with his family. police are holding the woman they say took the infant from the king of prussia mall and we're expecting to learn more about the suspect and the charges she will be facing later this morning. stay with nbc 10 and the nbc 10 app for updates as we continue to get new information. 4:35. we have an update on the
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financial crisis in atlantic city. governor chris christie says the state is trying to rescue the people of ac from their local government. one week from today, three employees will cash their only paycheck for the month. atlantic city mayor don guardian says city lawmakers have the best interest of the people at heart. the city is in this situation because governor christie is withholding $33.5 million. christie fired back saying ac is spending two to three times more peres dent than any other city in new jersey. >> i'm not going to put the people of new jersey in the position of writing another blank check to atlantic city. >> we're not playing games. we're taking every recommendation seriously. >> christie says a state takeover of atlantic city and a measure to create alternative tax payments for casinos are the only solutions. a tragedy at a greyhound bus station. a gunman shot a state trooper at close range, killing him. the latest on the investigation.
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by refinancing your student loans. we call it utopia out here. it's so peaceful! so peaceful! have a question about how much you can save? ask a citizen at 1-866-999-0218 or visit now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. a warm one this morning. temperatures in the 60s. wind not too strong here at the nbc 10 studios. we do have gusts keeping our temperatures elevated this morning. 67 in northeast philadelphia. look at the wind gusts at 20 miles an hour. the wind will stay with us. we'll see occasional showers, spotty, light showers for most of new jersey and delaware. really thinning out in delaware just the last few minutes and one heavier downpour that's just heading towards galloway at this time, passing to the west of egg harbor. the showers and a chance of
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thunderstorms will be with us during the day today. not an all-day rainfall. warm, that ill, here all day, 70s for allentown, reading and quakertown. into the middle 70s, trenton, mt. holly and doylestown. scattered showers and a chance of thunderstorms even at the shore. the winds blowing, 68 degrees in cape may. cooler in atlantic city thanks to that same wind. inland, you'll find 70s, 75 in dover. 77 this afternoon in philadelphia. seven-day when i'm back in ten. >> bill, 20 minutes before 5:00 right now. let's get you to work, especially if you travel the ben franklin bridge. we start there with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. jessica? >> we are starting on the ben franklin bridge right now. that's behind me. the base of the bridge we're looking at. this traffic right in here, all four lanes are open headed westbound over the span of the bridge. no backups, especially as you head towards the vine street expressway and into center city. once you get to center city, we do have construction, broad street between city hall and
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spring garden street and some paving work being done on 15th street and south penn square. that will be out there until 5:00 this morning. probably another half an hour that we'd have to worry about that scene right there once they start cleaning up. here's the pa turnpike, no problems in either direction right now, westbound or eastbound. a 23-minute trip at the most with speeds into the 60s. tracy? >> jessica, thanks. villanova gets ready to march to victory. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in houston following all the excitement. matt? >> and tracy, ww are following the team through all of the action. but if you're at home and you're thinking about making the trip yourself, get ready to pay up. we'll tell you how much it could cost you. that's next. and severe storms ravage the south with rain, hail and tornadoes like this one. we'll show you the damage across several states.
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baby boy from the king of prussia mall is in custody awaiting charges at a hearing. police found the child safe and sound last night at a home nearby. he's back with family members. switching gears now at 4:44, the villanova wildz cacats are march to victory in the ncaa tournament. they play oklahoma tomorrow. it's a trip of the lifetime for the team in search of a national championship. it's also one to remember for the fans. matt delucia is live in houston. matt, it's quite a pricey trip for those fans heading to the final four. tell us about that. >> absolutely, tracy. you know what, you get to the final four and it's all about the excitement. this is it, really, until you get to the championship. i talked with a couple fans who came in from philly. it's an experience you cannot pass up and one you really will never forget. we flew in yesterday and there were fans indeed, quite a few nova fans on our plane.
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i'm told by the school most of the students and alumni should be arriving later on today. >> day night our phones started going off with people saying can i come back and this and that. for it to be here in houston is, i mean, it's a dream come true. >> how exciting is this for you? >> it's pretty cool. it's pretty cool. when i thought about it, this is my fourth villanova final four, it's mind boggling. >> reporter: if you're sitting at home wondering i want to really go to houston, see villanova in the final four, well, get ready to pay up. because i've been looking at airfare and hotel prices within the past 30 minutes. and if you did want to leave today, airfare you're looking at about $1,400 for round trip eájrj what i just pull here, $1,379. that's if you leave today. a round trip, coming back on tuesday. if you're hoping for the best lot of the hotels, you're looking at $200, $300, some up
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in the $400 range. the team hotel, this royal f finesta is sold out until monday night. >> pricey. i know a lot of serious fans. matt, thanks. nbc 10 has a team of reporters along with matt, john clark and keith jones are in houston. watch for their live reports here on nbc 10. don't forget about our special coming up tonight. tune into our special villanova march to victory, live from houston. we'll show you the players to watch and what the wildcats have to do to get the win. that's right here an nbc 10. 4:46 and 66 degrees outside. we are learning more about the shooting at a bus station in richmond, virginia that killed a state trooper. a gunman shot and killed trooper chad dermyer yesterday. he approached the man, the two spoke briefly, then he opened fire at close range.
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two other troopers also opened fire and killed the gunman. two women were hurt. dermyer was a former marine and was 37 years old. for a second night, severe weather slammed the south. the early spring storms brought heavy rain, hail and tornadoes to parts of tennessee, mississippi and alabama. here are some of the damage in alabama last night. the storm knocked down trees and power lines not far from huntsville. there was significant damage, no one was hurt. the national weather service will determine if the damage was indeed caused by a tornado. a tornado over the mississippi delta was caught on cell phone video. no one was hurt but heavy rains caused flooding and prompted evacuations throughout the state. today we'll get the government jobs report for march. analysts say companies may have added up to 200,000 jobs during the month. that would be a drop from the figures in february.ç analysts also expect the unemployment rate will stay at
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4.9%. its lowest level since 2009. we'll have more on what to expect in today's jobs report from cnbc in about half an hour. the walnut lane bridge over wissahickon creek in philadelphia will be closed starting tonight. for a long-term construction project. workers will replace the deteriorating concrete bridge deck and sidewalks. the bridge is scheduled to re-open in september. what else should you know about the roads this morning? we find out from nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. jessica? >> we are watching wet roads right now. this is just a little bit wet over 295 in west deptford township, new jersey at route 130. you can see a little bit shiny with light rain heading out the door there. southbound from the 42 freeway headed to the delaware memorial bridge, a 23-minute trip. no problems in either direction. average speeds into the 60s right now. if you're out in cinnaminson township, keeping it over in new jersey, there's still an
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accident investigation under way. watch for police activity. on 130 northbound, right around taylor's lane, all lanes are closed and detoured from around the scene right now. some construction to watch for on the white horse pike, one lane is open in each direction between spring garden and fleming pike. that's scheduled through may. additionally, we have more construction on the white horse pike ending around 5:00 this morning around summerdale road. there will be lane restrictions when you drive through. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> a rainy start this morning in parts of the area. the chance of showers is going to be with us on and off during the day today. warm winds will be blowing through the day. we're starting to see that wind here at the nbc 10 studios. overhead, the clouds are in most of the area. the showers in just a few spots. one of those spots is philadelphia international. look at the temperature. the normal temperature this time of year is 39 degrees for a low.
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we're close to 30 degreesç warr than that this morning. 16 degrees warmer than yesterday. live view, pretty quiet looking. a clear view of boathouse row. no sign of any heavy downpours there. but we could see some of that during the day. 60s from doylestown to wilmington, northeast philadelphia, even at the shore, the temperatures are in the 60s and in chester county, brandywine, at the airport, west chester, chadds ford, all in the 60s to start with. a warm, cloudy and somewhat damp start. the first round of showers not very impressive this morning. the next is lining up to the west. there you can see the spotty light, mainly light showers in delaware and south jersey. they've already started to thin out in upper camden and gloucester county. the showers are going to be on and off this morning. and this afternoon. the next line of showers is to the west. you can see them moving into western pennsylvania, into the south and virginia and north carolina. so grab an umbrella. you won't need it all day.
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we'll see occasional scattered showers this morning. then later this morning into the 11:00 hour, could get another round of downpours moving through delaware and south jersey. we could see heavy downpours this afternoon with a chance of thunderstorms. showers, windy and warm. 70s today. middle to upper 70s this afternoon with winds gusting to 35 miles an hour. but the winds shift over the weekend. we'll say so long to the 70s and tomorrow not bad, 60 degrees. there's a chance of rain showers, mostly cloudy day and breezy day on saturday. but very cold winds will be blowing on sunday. 30s in the morning, 40s in the afternoon. subtraukt ten from those numbers for the wind chills which will be strong. winds gusting to 50 miles an hour. look at the temperature. 67 degrees. it won't last. back into the cold zone with sunshine on tuesday. 33 in the morning, 46 in the afternoon. it will drop into the 20s
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wednesday morning. >> we need you, bill. it's hard to keep up. thanks. nine minutes before 5:00 right now. a baby taken from the mall is back safe and sounded with his family this morning after an hours long search. police found the child, took the suspect into custody. we' ever thought about running for the white house? well, now you can create your own presidential campaign ad right on your computer. we'll show you how, next.
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homecoming? it's awesome. but with the citizens bank education refinance loan, it gets even better. you know those people who pay a little extra and get all the legroom in coach? that could be you, if you refinance your student loans. i can refinance, even with 4 loans from undergrad? yes, you could replace your student loans with one new loan at a lower rate and save money on interest. sounds easy! it is easy! just ask us how much you can save at 1-866-999-0218 or visit our customers have saved an average of $147 a month- more than $1,700 a year! so treat yourself to something from that in-flight magazine! but why stop there? you can save up for a new car, a wedding, or a down payment on the home of your dreams. we got windchimes! what? you should tell them about the windchimes!
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find out how much you can save by refinancing your student loans. we call it utopia out here. it's so peaceful! so peaceful! have a question about how much you can save? ask a citizen at 1-866-999-0218 or visit good morning, everyone. it's jessica boyington with your traffic. we're watching the lehigh valley for some jams. no problems around 78 around lehigh street. all traffic moving along nicely. all roadways are open. that's not the same story when you go all across the board.
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we have a lot of construction projects to talk about. we'll cover those in center city when i come back at 5:00. community members in west philadelphia want city officials to improve the poor conditions in which they live. neighbors, parents and teachers toured the streets with those officials yesterday to highlight the urban blight. they say one of the biggest issues is the crumbling streets. members of action united pushed for commitments to improve the neighborhoods. now to decision 2016. create your own presidential campaign tv ad. yesterday, the national constitution center unveiled an online version of it's ad-o-matic. you can do it online from your home. this is video of the actual exhibit. do it either in person or online, create a custom ad with yourself as a candidate. you can go one of two ways with it. >> you can yourself star and create your own campaign commercial, either a positive ad about yourself or negative ad attacking yourself.
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>> and once the ad is done, it's shareable through e-mail or social media. i'm going to try it online and post it on my facebook page. that will be fun. check out the link on the nbc 10 app and nbc 10 and telemundo 62 are proud sponsors headed to the hr(t&háhp &hc the u.s. women's soccer team has a new goal, equal pay. five members of the team are suing u.s. soccer over the gender wage gap. burlington county's carli lloyd is among them. the women are stars on a team made up of the reigning world champ s. they filed a wage discrimination suit with the equal opportunity employment commission. the team says they generated $20 million more than revenue last year than the men's team but earned about a quarter of what the men did. they say they just want to be paid fairly. team captain carli lloyd made their case yesterday on the "today" show.
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>> i think the timing is right. i think we've proven our worth over the years, just coming off of a world cup win and the pay disparity between the men and women are just too large. we want to continue to fight. the generation of players before us fought. it's our job to keep on fighting. >> the team qualified for the summer olympics and they're training for an exhibition game against colombia that happens later this month at chester's stadium. legendary singer sir elton john and his banned are coming to town. elton john's nine-city tour will make a stop in allentown. the concert will feature iconic hits along with tracks from his latest album. september 27th will be his first time performing at ppl center. tickets go on sale a week from today. look at this video. oh, deer. i mean deer stuck in a tree.
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police in oregon got the unusual call to rescue the deer who wedged itself between branches on wednesday. two officers used a carjack to pry the branchs apart so the animal could free itself. >> those are tree trunks. >> yes, right. some of us know when you're doing live tv anything can happen. though, this, i wouldn't have been able to handle this. >> a reporter inç australia goa surprise when a parrot landed on her. check it out. >> aaah! i can't get it off me. oh, my god, oh, my god. it's not funny, guys, it's not funny. >> no, it's funny. >> her photographer took a few minutes to capture the scene on tape and then helped remove the bird from her shoulder. that's what photographers do. they try to get it on tape. >> hold a second. i'll help you in a second. >> stay right there. don't move.
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it's okay. there's more to the story. the news station put this clip on tv and a viewer watching realized it was her friend's bird. the parrot had escaped the day before. they didn't know that. the reporter later reunited lola with its relieved owner. >> i can see our photographers doing the same thing, we'll help you in a second, let's just make sure we get the shot. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 starts now. >> that's a tragedy not knowing where your baby is at. >> safe and sound, a baby abducted from the king of prussia mall has been found and a suspect is in custody. we have live team coverage this morning. and a change is coming. follow nbc 10's exclusive generation addicted series. a local council is already taking action to fight addiction
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in its community. this is no april fool's. we're tracking showers. here's a live look at philadelphia international airport where it is a balmy 66 degrees out there. we're expecting temperatures near 80 today. but it does come with? rain in our area. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's find out about the rain from meteorologist bill henley. >> the first round of showers not looking impressive and starting to fall apart. most of the area not even seeing the rain,ç though it's cloudy d warm. showers are now limited to central delaware and south jersey. in fact, we've been tracking one lone shower that's moving to the northeast at close to 45 miles an hour. it won't last long. that's a heavier downpour, passing northwest of mystic island right now. shows showers will be on and off during the day. look at the numbers. 60s, close to


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