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"nbc 10" breaking news. that breaking news this morning, the search is on for an arsonist in camden county after several cars were set on fire overnight. also breaking overnight, a tsa shakeup. the agency's leader is out after undercover agents got dozens of fake bombs and weapons past checkpoints almost every time they tried. and get ready for a damp dreary, and chilly day. a live look at the aramark building shows rain still falling this morning. the first alert radar shows hours of rain still ahead. it's 4:30. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. a lot of people asked for rain after one of the driest mays in history. we got a lot of it yesterday.
chief meteorologist glenn hurricane schwartz is standing by. glenn, is the rain moving out of here soon? >> the heavy rain has moved out. in other areas it's just going to be tapering off. we got about two inches of rain officially in philadelphia in one day more than the entire month of may. a lot more. there's the live shot of cape may. the streets are wet. the streets are wet just about everywhere else too. they're going to stay wet. the clouds are going to stay with us. the fog is going to stay with us. it's going to be kind of a dim day. the flash flood watch expires at 6:00 a.m. the flash flood advisory expires at 5:30. the radar getting less active. up to the north and west the top of the screen is getting a little more active. that's the area we're going to be focusing on probably this afternoon as the southern area of rain continues to shrink. the amount of rain is pretty amazing in those areas of red
mainly from delaware county south ward through delaware and parts of south jersey. that's several places with over 4 inches of rain and as high as 6 inches estimated by radar. you know the temperatures are not estimated. they're real. they're in the 50s over most of the area and not going up much. so take a coat with you today because nothing close to 80 degrees from the day today up to 62. be back with the seven day a little bit later. now "nbc 10's" matt delucia is in south jersey where the most rain is falling. he's live in sky force 10. what are you seeing there, matt? >> reporter: glenn, yeah we just jumped into storm force 10 here to get a better view of the roads in south jersey. we were in hammonton. now we're in egg harbor city.
you can see the headlights coming towards us. the drivers aren't having too much difficulty with the roads. they are wet and slick. you want to be careful if you're heading out on the roads. a little bit of ponding on the side of the roads. it is dark from our view. you can only see from our headlights and the street lights are out here on the street right now. for the most part we have not seen too much in the way of flooding, just a little bit of ponding on some of the side streets. some of the lesser traveled roads. but the major roads like this one here white horse pike really not looking too bad at this moment. we're going to send it over to jessica boyington in the first alert traffic center. a look at the rest of the roads now. we're going to keep driving in storm force 10. thanks matt. montgomery county where we're monitoring a lot of the wet roadways in the area. this is around trooper road. eastbound an 8 minute trip up towards the schuylkill expressway from 29 can. these are the westbound lanes there. through an inactive work zone. everything is moving along fine.
definitely a good thing. drive times free and in the clear. definitely wet into the philadelphia area. 9 95 southbound from woodhaven to the vine street expressway. no problems on the schuylkill or blue route. in delaware on 95 drive times doing okay. you can see in the background though with our radar, definitely some rain falling in the area but still not affecting the drive times. no problems headed northbound from 295 up towards 495. mass transit is a good alternate. no problems or delays from septa, new jersey transit or ak track. tracy. for the latest weather conditions count on the "nbc 10 news" app. check the weather radar for your forecast before you leave. 4:34. breaking news out of camden county where investigators are trying to find out who set fire to three cars overnight. investigators tell us someone used a flammable liquid to set those fires. they torched two cars in pennsauken about a block apart and a third in the city of
camden. no one was hurt. at this points there have been no arrests. it's 4:35. breaking from overnight, new fallout over the government's undercover tests at airport security check points that exposed major holes. late last night the tsa's acting director melvin carraway was reassigned. yesterday the homeland security chief ordered an overhaul of the airport security procedures, officer training and screening equipment testing. an internal review found undercover agents were able to get fake explosionves and banned weapons past tsa checkpoints 95% of the time they tried. the former chief called the elite agents super terrorists because they new the tsa's weaknesses going in. lawmakers are calling amtrak officials to capitol hill for a hearing on last month's deadly train derailment in philadelphia. one of the goals of the hearing is to find out the status of the investigation and to determine what safety changes still need
to be made. preliminary reports by nhtsa said the train was traveling over 100 miles an hour when it derailed on may 12th. the speed restriction on that curve is 50 miles an hour. 8 people died, 200 were injured. starting today federal authorities will have a command post set up in the center of a decades old cold case. analysts from the national center from missing and exploited children arrived in middletown ship yesterday. they're workinggç7z with the authorities to generate leads on the mysterious disappearance of mike himebaugh. he was 11 when he disappeared. >> we are going to be conducting new interviews and reinterviewing people. >> it gives me hope. they feel good about it, this is going to be our year and i believe that. >> officials say the command post at the park will be set up for the next couple of weeks. the case of a police chief's
son who was accused of pointing a gun at detectives in lehigh county is now over. the morning call is reporting that joel fitzgerald yesterday was found not guilty. he's the son of allentown's police chief. prosecutors -- i'm sorry, christopher is the son, joel is the allentown police chief. the younger fitzgerald was accused of pointing a weapon at two undercover detectives after an alleged road rage incident. again, the morning call reporting this morning that christopher fitzgerald was found not guilty. well it's a case that sounds a lot like the inmate incident that sparked rioting in baltimore. >> this morning there is a new family demanding justice and a new police department on the defense. still ahead, the 8-minute van ride in police custody that is now in question.
meteorologist glenn hurricane schwartz. >> the flood watch and flood advisories all expire by 6:00 a.m. the precipitation generally much lighter than it was overnight. it's not expected to get real heavy. we're going to be watching this area to the north and west as this might increase a little bit, but this area that got hit the hardest, that is seeing rain diminish. but it's still going to be a cloudy day. 66 in dover, 63 in wildwood. the only places that will see a reasonably mild day. it won't be anywhere near what it was yesterday. it was 88 in dover yesterday. they're barely going to get to 70 today. some areas are not going to get out of the 50s. so the forecast is damp and chilly. most of the rain as we go toward the midday hours and the afternoon, north and west of the philadelphia area high temperatures only 59 north of the pennsylvania turnpike and near 70 in southern sections.
i'll be back with the seven day in a few minutes. >> glenn, 20 minutes before 5:00. before you hit the road let's see what awaits you out there. >> jessica boyington is watching the roads. where are you specifically looking, jessica? >> guys we're taking a look at the schuylkill expressway. montgomery drive. roadways definitely wet. a little bit of volume traveling through the area. if you're headed eastbound from the blue route towards the vine 11-minute trip. the same if you're going westbound in the opposite direction. out on 202, everything looking okay. you can see light, light rain falling in the far distance there, but all of the cars still in the green. currently no problems headed northbound from 30 up towards the schuylkill. 11-minute trip there as well. area bridges in and out of philadelphia. currently no problems on the ben, the tacony or the walt whitman bridge. we will check in with mass transit. more drive times coming up in 10 tracy. calls for help in the darkness. >> next, a ray of hope overnight out of a tragedy overseas. plus a camera captured an
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it's 4:44. here's a look at live radar. meteorologist glenn hurricane schwartz says nothing like yesterday. we'll get the timing and results coming up. new overnight rescuers pulled 6 survivors to safety. more than 400 passengers were inside a capsized cruise ship. most of the survivors swam to shore. right now officials are searching through the area to make sure everyone is accounted for. 4:44 now. we have new video this morning showing an out-of-control car hitting a boy on a sidewalk in brooklyn. we should warn you that the video is graphic and you may find it disturbing. it happened yesterday afternoon.
in this surveillance video you see the boy on the sidewalk. the car runs over a tree and runs over the boy. the boy was pinned beneath the car. witnesses called police. they tried to lift the car off the child as they waited for the help. firefighters were able to rescue the boy. he was taken to the hospital. the good news he's expected to make a full recovery. you see the people gathering around the car trying to move it. no word on what caused the driver to lose control or if the driver is being charged. philadelphia woman says she wants justice after someone shot her 13-year-old daughter over the weekend. mildred doesn't want her name revealed on tv her last name anyway, but she is pleading for someone to come forward with information about whoever shot her daughter diamond, on friday in kensington. diamond was sitting on a porch on stouton street. they were shooting at each other. she was caught in the cross fire. a bullet hit her in the stomach. >> the community get together do something about it you know?
let other people hear our voice right now. they're not. they're not. they're just okay just another kid. >> doctors were able to remove the bullet but diamond is still in critical condition this morning. it's 4:46. 55 degrees outside. police in wilmington have a new plan to make their streets safer and cut down on murders and violent crime. the department announced a plan yesterday in response to a recent crime commission report. law enforcement leaders say they will soon hire an inspector in charge of crime fighting strategies. also they will add more officers in the homicide division and more than 2 dozen officers will be assigned to community policing units. the chief says he's already taken action on some of those changes. a local nurse claims she was too injured to work but prosecutors say she was well enough to teach exercise classes while collecting workers comp. jamie scott worked for keyser health system hospital. she's now charged with some crimes. she's accused of running a $50,000 insurance scam.
she claims she hurt her shoulder and neck while lifting a patient. investigators say they taught her teaching spinning classes and resistance training at the ridley township ymca. i'm lindsey graham and i'm running for president of the united states. >> south carolina senator lindsey graham formally announced his candidacy in his hometown of central south carolina yesterday. he pledged to battle domestic issues citing much needed reform for entitlement programs which he says are currently at unsustainable levels. >> join me if you want to tackle the problems at home that have been kicked down the road because they're too hard to fix or too easy to demagogue. >> graham also promises strong national defense if elected vowing to not just disable our country's enemies but to defeat them. graham is among nine now declared republican candidates including senators ted cruz rand paul, marco rubio, former pennsylvania senator rick santorum ben carson karly
fiorina, mike huckabee and george pataki. there are three declared candidates on the democratic side hillary clinton bernie sanders and martin o'malley. the power of a lightning strike. dash cam video shows a powerful strike right there that barely missed the officer's car. the only sign of damage was a missing chunk of concrete there from the interstate bridge. here at home we saw a lot of lightning yesterday, nothing like that thankfully. lightning definitely lit up the sky in audubon camden county. the rain came down and continued to come down all through the night. >> you could see it on the radar all of a sudden popped up. i was talking to glenn earlier. glenn, all of a sudden you could see it headed our way. >> yeah. there was nothing on the radar at about 10:00, 11:00 in the morning as we were expecting, and then there it goes. within a couple of hours the radar was just lit up and getting stronger as we went
through the day, and we had quite an afternoon. but nothing like that today. we've got a wet and chilly day. different type of day. we have more showers coming after today and a fairly cloudy week. i don't expect to see a whole lot of sunshine this week. and this is what we're going to be seeing a lot of. the low clouds cutting off the top of the highest buildings out there. 56 degrees in philadelphia. 60 miles an hour gusting to 20 miles an hour. and we're in the 50s across most of the area. 40s in the poconos. 60s farther to the south. even those areas are not necessarily going to be warming up a lot during the day today. nothing like yesterday. flash flood watch is going to expire at 6:00. the flood advisory will expire at 5:30. and we don't see anymore heavy rain in the southern sections. that's weakening. this area north and west of allentown, that is strengthening. that's the area we're mainly going to be focusing on.
this is the area that got hit the hardest. fortunately the rain is lighter. look at this area. radar estimates between wilmington and dover and across into south jersey are 3 to as much as 6 inches of rain. and that's why there was so much flooding around there yesterday. now today we're staying in the 50s for most of the day, maybe early 60s, and watch the rain increase to the north and west a bit. this is nothing like yesterday. we're not expecting thunderstorms. we're not expecting severe weather. we're not expecting that massive flooding. damp and chilly though. most of that rain north and west. big temperature rain but we're not going to be seeing temperatures in the 80s like web#m> did yesterday in parts of the area at least. some patchy rain and cool tomorrow. the east winds coming in off the ocean. clouds in and clouds and showers on thursday and we may not get a little bit of sunshine until the
weekend. all right, glenn. 10 minutes until 5:00. a lot of rain fell out there. you can still see standing water on roads. >> maybe some roads blocked off. we'll check with jessica boyington and see what she's seeing. jessica boyington? >> we're doing pretty good for the morning. rain not actively falling in thetford, new jersey on the 42 freeway. this is 41 you can see going northbound or southbound on the 42 freeway towards the walt whitman bridge, no problems. 5 minute trip from 55. the cars are moving along nicely. not a lot of ponding in the area as well. southbound pretty much the same story. on the schuylkill expressway you can see the radar the cars are in the green on the conshohocken curve. 13 minute trip from the vine street expressway to the blue route. 11 minutes headed westbound up towards the conshohocken curve towards the blue route as well. airport delays, we don't have any. that's good news there. currently no problems at philadelphia international airport or newark. we will definitely keep you
updated. more drive times to come. back to you guys. local music announcement here. tickets go on sale for the monster energy rock allegiance festival at ppl park in delaware county. first live event hosted. sounds like tracy davidson's play list will headline the concert. this morning we have a sneak peak at the playground. a new redevelopment project. developer bart blasting saying it will open june 26th. the developer's goal was to make it a one stop shop for entertainment and dining. it's a seven music venue known as t street. they want to make it like a music row in nashville and fifth street in austin. >> we're going to make this place a destination like none other in atlantic city. we are a stone's throw away from 30 million people. it's just as easy for people to come here instead of say, go to
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the time is five minutes before 5:00. 355 55 degrees outside. an inmate is on life support. a sheriff's office is tee fending his actions. a transport took mitchell brad martinez from the county courthouse to the jail. when it was over he needed immediate medical attention. investigators say there were no other inmates in the car with him and there was no indication he tried to hurt himself. friends say martinez had abrasions on his neck. this case has similarities to the freddie gray case in baltimore. you remember gray died after he
was in police custody. his death sparked national outrage and riots in baltimore. those officers are now facing charges in his death. leaders in atlantic city have until the end of the day to expand a federal grant that could save some jobs. yesterday firefighters protested proposed layoffs outside city hall as part of the city's spending plan officials would cut about 85 firefighting positions from the department. it wasn't a bird it wasn't a plane that interrupted a phillies game over the weekend. people have been talking about this for a couple of days. it was a drone and it's raising questions about the risks to the public and legal issues surrounding this kind of technology. here's a live look at citizens bank park when sunday they spotted a drone hovering over the stadium. as the phillies finished the series over the rockies, police questioned the man who flew the drone trying to capture images. sky philly is pennsylvania's first drone company to be
licensed by the faa. they describe drones as flying lawn mowers that sometimes can be very dangerous and they say even though the faa regulates commercial drones not all companies follow the rules. >> that's highly illegal because of the no fly zone around philadelphia and the air space. so it's very interesting to see how it's kind of the wild west of the industry. >> no charges have been filed against the drone operator. the faa is still investigating. >> a philadelphia based company will serve as the official retail provider for the world meeting of families. aramark has been tapped to provide 200 different types of merchandise for the meeting. some was unveiled yesterday. it includes t-shirts hats religious based items. rosaries. i think i saw a bobble head pope in there. devon and leah still are set to be recognized for their very
public fight against cancer. >> they will receive the jimmy v. perseverance award at the 2015 espys next month. the honor is given to members of the sporting world who overcome obstacles through perseverance. leah is fighting cancer and her father has been sharing his daughter's journey. last friday he posted this and in the message he explained leah hit a serious complication from the stem kren transplant she got. doctors caught it early and they hope to correct it. last night he twieted this she is doing better and thanks for the prayers. we are making a little progress. our hearts thoughts prayers continue to be with them. >> yeah. just goes to show what a roller coaster this process is for that family. you're watching "nbc 10 news." "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now.
tracking rain. you can see what we are dealing with here on the "nbc 10" first alert weather radar. thunderstorms have moved out but we still have a damp and chilly day ahead. and with more wet weather on the way today, storm force 10 is out on the roads checking conditions out for you looking for any trouble spots on your morning commute. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm chris cato. >> and i'm tracy davidson. it is just about 5:00 a.m. let's check with chief meteorologist glenn hurricane schwartz in the first alert weather center about what's to come today. sun? >> we're not expecting flooding ranges. we're not expecting thunderstorms but see those clouds there blocking off part of the skyline? we are expecting those to hang around. the flash flood watch thatq has been in effect all night expires at 6:00 a.m. the flood advisories for much of delaware and south jersey expires at 5:30. both of those good news.
you can see the southern portion of the radar really shrinking. at the top of the screen it looks like it's increasing. that is up north and west of the lehigh valley. look at the light rain now in the areas that got hit the hardest. boy, did they get hit hard. look at the areas in red and purple from around the philadelphia area down past dover and in that purple generally, generally 3 1/2 to 6 inches of rain that fell. that's pretty amazing. as you can see with the future cast we're going to be seeing patchy areas of light rain and it's going to be especially to the north and west. but it's also chilly. 54 in philadelphia. 56 in wilmington. it is not going to be anywhere near as warm as it was yesterday so may even need a jacket today along with the umbrella because it's going to be damp and it's going to be chilly. by afternoon, most of the rain will be north and west. i'll be bac