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yet another hit and run in philadelphia leaves a 63-year-old woman in critical condition. the clue that has police closing in on the driver. a little girl is in the hospital this morning after police in delaware say she wandered into a pond at a country club. we'll have details on the investigation. the heat will hover over the area again today with temperatures in the 80s, plus the rain returns with scattered showers this morning and the chance of thunderstorms later on. good morning. this is nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary connors. meteorologist michelle grossman is tracking the changes in the first alert forecast.
good morning. >> good morning. tracking scattered showers mainly south of philadelphia. here's a live look this morning outside. it's hazy it's warm. temperatures mainly in the 60s and 70s. it will be hot by later this afternoon. looking at radar, we have showers on radar south of philadelphia parts of south jersey, also delaware. zooming in closer south of delaware lightning and thunder. heavy rainfall near rising sun, oranges and yellows indicating heavy rainfall. if you're out and about early in those spots, be careful. temperatures now, mild. we're in the 60s to the knot and west. 73 in philadelphia. 73 in wilmington. 67 in allentown. 73 in dover and 73 in wildwood. we're planning on another hot day, scattered showers and thunderstorms.
by 8:00, 76. 83 by lunch time. 3:00, 85. we'll talk about the storms today a bigger threat monday and tuesday, then a nice wednesday. we'll talk about that coming up. >> looking forward to it. thank you. a 63-year-old woman is clinging to life after police say a driver ran her down in a hit-and-run accident in south philadelphia. jesse gary is live at 9th and or oregon avenue. do police have any leads in the case? >> reporter: police say the registered owner of the vehicle was not behind the wheel at the time of the accident but that person did provide investigators with what they're calling a person of interest. before midnight investigators say the person of interest was driving eastbound on oregon, which is where i'm standing. the victim was crossing 9th street here. this is where the collision takes place. 63-year-old woman is now in extremely critical condition at jefferson hospital. we talked to a witness who was
standing about a block away at 10th and oregon. >> all i heard was the noise. the car fly off, going down oregon avenue. >> reporter: what do you think about that? >> it's crazy. i don't know what's going on in this city. >> reporter: police are looking for a red four-door ford focus, pennsylvania license plate jnl 7292. if you have seen this vehicle, you want to call philadelphia police. they say it has front end damage and damage to the windshield. we'll tell you what other tools police are using to help find this so-called person of interest. live in south philadelphia jesse gary nbc 10 news. in ocean county crews are putting out hot spots from a house fire in bricktownship. the blaze on broward drive broke out before 1:00 this morning. fire crews had it under control within an hour. three homes had to be evacuated. medics took one man to the hospital with serious injuries. a firefighter who suffered heat
exhaustion is also at the hospital. investigators are now looking for the cause of this fire. five workers went to the hospital after a chemical spill inside parlor restaurant in ardmore's suburban square. the workers were cleaning around 11:00 last night when two chemicals mixed together and created fumes. the employees reported feeling sick and went to lankenau hospital. the restaurant was cleaned and declared safe for business. this morning we are continuing to check on the condition of a young girl who was pulled from a pond in newark delaware. police found the girl in a retention pond at the newark country club. she wandered away from a party at the george wilson center on new london road. the crime scene unit remained on the scene late into the evening. the girl who is between 3 and 5 years old, wandered past the fence and into the pond. it's unclear how long she was under the water. fire officials tell us she was
unconscious when she arrived at the emergency room at christiana hospital. as soon as we learn more about her condition we will pass it along. this morning philadelphia police are still trying to sort out what happened at the scene of a deadly standoff in kensington. >> no! no! this was the scene before a s.w.a.t. team made its way into a row home on emerald street yesterday. neighbors called police. when officers arrived, a man barricaded inside the house started to shoot at them. neighbors evacuated. the gunfire eventually stopped. that's when the s.w.a.t. team went in. once inside the row home a police robot found two men dead. investigators tell us they were not shooting because they held their fire during the standoff. >> it's an easy call for us. we have clear policies on that and they're for a reason. i believe a lot of lives were saved that day because of that. again, i was thankful there were no other lives lost.
>> police found a gun inside the hole. they're trying to determine if one of the men who died was their suspect, an ex-con considered armed and dangerous. this morning seven people including a firefighter are recovering from injuries suffered in an apartment fire in montgomery county. the fire started in the upper floor of the building at the towers wyncote. more than 100 firefighters rushed to the scene yesterday. felicia rauls tells us she grabbed her dog and ran down 12 flights of stairs for safety. >> just pure blackness. a firefighter came up and was like evacuate the building. it's an actual fire get out now. >> at the scene, firefighters found this dog, you can see the dog needed oxygen. neighbors suspect the flames came from a grease fire in the building. the fire marshal is still investigating. let's go to somers point, atlantic county where a car slammed into a house last night
and left a gaping hole by the front window. the driver apparently lost control and hit the house on 5th street. there were people inside at the time but nobody was hurt. it's unclear if the driver will face charges. we have a traffic alert to let you know about this morning. here's a live look at the ben franklin bridge which will close in a few minutes at 5:45. the bridge will stay closed until 7:45 this morning. it's all to make way for the american cancer society's philadelphia bike-a-thon. patco and the pedestrian walkway will not be affected. the bike-a-thon will begin at the base of the bridge at 6:30 this morning. more than 3,000 cyclists will pedal their way to boardwalk hall in atlantic city. the time is 5:37. still ahead, camden versus philadelphia. how camden county and philly police are coming together to help the family of a fallen
officer who died in the line of duty. they love each over and they love taylor swift so why not tie the knot at her concert? the details behind this couple's i-dos at the pop star's show in philadelphia this weekend. all right. waking up to warm temperatures in the 60s, 70s. another hot day today, near 90 degrees in philadelphia. here's a live look outside. mostly cloudy this morning. we will see the chance for scattered storms this afternoon. we'll talk more about that and a peek at your seven-day in a few minutes.
hundreds of people took to the streets in camden this weekend for the children's unity walk. they ended up at the north camden little league field in pine point park. a $3 million investment in the park includes new baseball and soccer fields new basketball courts and playground equipment. once they reached the park the
group celebrated the little league's opening day. let's check in with michelle grossman. not a bad day to be outside to have a ball game but we do have some rain coming. >> it's one of those typical summer days where we have a chance of thunderstorms. for most of the day we'll be dry, most of us will be dry. just watch out for those scattered storms. a live look outside. mostly cloudy in philadelphia. you will feel that warmth as you step out this morning. temperatures in the 60s and 70s. 72 in northeast philadelphia. 66 right now in quakertown. 71 in lancaster. hiding down to the south and east, temperatures in the 70s. 71 in atlantic city airport. 72 in dover. a bit of shower activity on radar, mainly south of wilmington and parts of southern new jersey and near dover, delaware seeing heavy rainfall. the better chance of thunderstorms will be this afternoon. most of us will be dry throughout most of the day. by 4:00 showers popping up.
a better chance by 7:00. we could see locally heavy rain. we'll talk more about that and another round of storms on monday and tuesday. the power of social media worked swiftly for this delaware girl. 13-year-old victoria marsh had one wish -- to meet taylor swift. thanks to help from the dover police department, her dream came true at swift's concert at the linc last night. her dream started with with #swiftawish. the teen has down's syndrome and osteosarcoma. the police department helped her produce this video to reach out to taylor swift fans to help victoria meet the star and it worked. and now to a couple who love taylor swift to much that they decided to declare their love outside her concert. katie harris and chris iseman had planned to marry on december
13th of last year but had to postpone the wedding. as they were planning to attend friday night's concert, they decided it was as good a time as any, so they eloped in the parking lot. next we're learning more about the attack on officers in dallas. >> shot at headquarters. police headquarters. >> why the family of the suspect says he blames police for his problems.
we're being shot at at headquarters. >> we're learning more about the man behind yesterday's attack on police head quarters in dallas. the man has been identified as james boulware. authorities say he opened fire from an armored van and rammed a police car before leading officers on a chase to a restaurant parking lot nearby. there, fearing he may try to flee, snipers shot and killed him in the van.
his father said when his son lost custody of his child, james went into a downward spiral blaming police. >> every one of us has a breaking point. some is one point, some is another. we all have one. >> police found several bags at their headquarters one carrying a pipebomb that exploded when a robot tried to move it. more explosives were found inside the van which caught fire as they were being detonated. no officers were hurt in the shooting. a london newspaper is reporting that great britain is pulling secret agents out of certain countries because of security leaks from edward snowden. britain made the move after russia and china cracked top secret documents leaked by snowden that could help identify british and u.s. spies. the u.s. wants the former u.s. contractor to stand trial. snowed has been living in moscow
since 2013. new this morning, philadelphia is now part of a nationwide campaign to promote a better understanding of islam. we want to show who of the 11 billboards up in the city. the islamic circle of north america is hoping the messages encourage dialogue on the truth about islam and the prophet muhammad. the billboards invite folks with questions to call a toll-free number or visit a website. the campaign comes before the start of ramadan which begins wednesday at sunset. the islamic heritage festival had folks on their feet yesterday. the annual event in penn's landing featured music, games, speakers, and a health and wellness fair plus an open market bazaar. ♪ today marks 100 days until the world meeting of families in philadelphia in a little over a week mayor michael nutter and other leaders will head to rome for final meetings in
preparation for the event. they will meet with vatican officials. they will iron out details as the world meeting of families will bring pope francis to the u.s. for the first time in his papacy. you can count on nbc 10 to bring you updates as philadelphia prepares for the world meeting of families. find out the latest information on our nbc 10 news app. now to decision 2016. closing the income gap was one of hillary clinton's promises during the first major campaign rally during her second run for the white house. she held the rally on new york's long island yesterday. the former secretary of state told thousands of supporters at the event it's time for struggling americans to move ahead. clinton is running against three other candidates for the democratic presidential nomination. on the republican side the crowded field of candidates is expected to grow this week. former florida governor jeb bush is said to officially announce tomorrow he's running for president. bush wrapped up a three-nation
tour in europe yesterday. so far ten candidates have declared they are seeking the republican presidential nomination. another republican who could soon announce a presidential run is new jersey governor chris christie. the speculation continues. in state business christie's proposed budget has a clear path to approval. last week it was ruled the governor can skip extra pension payments. critics call it a bad idea saying it won't help cut new jersey's budget deficit. a gloucester county man has pled guilty to stealing more than $600,000 in a fake textbook scheme. robert armstrong admitted to sending fake invoices to thousands of schools across the country for math and language books that did not exist. prosecutors say almost 1,000 schools sent armstrong money. even know they had not ordered anything from him. armstrong agreed to serve 3 1/2 years in prison and to pay back
what was owed to the schools. all right. good sunday morning. it's going to be another hot one today and tomorrow before we settle things down on wednesday. another hot one today. temperatures near 90 degrees. looking at the chance for storms today. some could be locally heavy, lightning, gusty winds. then a better chance for storms on monday and tuesday. looking at the potential for severe weather on monday. right now warm already, 73 in philadelphia mostly cloudy skies. we will see temperatures going up throughout the day. to the north and west in the 60s. 66 in pottstown. 67 in allentown. 71 in lancaster. also warm to the south and east 68 in glassboro. 72 in dover. 71 atlantic city airport. looking outdoors, we are looking good in philadelphia. partly cloudy to mostly cloudy
skies. we are dry. here's a look outside. little hazy. it is warm outside. we will continue to get warm throughout the morning into the afternoon hours. we are tracking showers this morning mainly south of wilmington and parts of southern new jersey, also delaware. a better chance for more storms later this afternoon into the evening hours. zooming in closer right near dover seeing heavy downpours. any showers or thunderstorms you see today and monday have the potential to drop heavy rain. future weather, most of us dry throughout most of the day. by 5:00 you see stuff popping across the area. by 8:00 a better chance north and west of philadelphia notice the purple indicating the chance for hail in places to the north and west. also some heavy rainfall. we could see localized flooding in some spots. more scattered thors s thormunderstorms as we head through monday potential for hail gussyty winds
and locally heavy rainfall. today temperatures near 88. mostly cloudy skies, and we'll look at your seven-day in a few minutes. a possible setback for the 76ers. find out why it will take longer for this six tore put his best foot forward. dear stranger, when i booked this trip, my friends said i was crazy. why would i stay in someone else's house? but this morning a city i've never been to felt like one i already knew.
. hello, i'm jenn daniels from comcast sportsnet. worry some news for the sixers as their pick in the draft suffers a potential setback. sixers general manager sam hinkie released a statement saturday night about joel embiid's recovery from his right foot injury. he says a recent ct scan reveals less healing than anticipated at this point. the statement says the next step has not been determined and they are closely monitoring the progress. embiid had surgery on the right foot several days before last year's nba draft and ultimately
the sixers decided to sit him out for the entire season. the plan had been for embiid to play in the summer league next month. the phillies will call up dominic brown for today's game in pittsburgh. the road woes continued on saturday. bottom of the second, 3-1 pittsburgh. andrew mccutchen hits one back up the middle. nice play by chase utley but can't make the play at second. phillies at the bases loaded. that forces the out at home. next batter cody ashy bounces one back to the pitcher. chase utley can't beat the throw back home. a ground ball to second ends the inning. phillies lose their nineth straight road game, 4-3. stanley cup final game, series tied at two. the second or third of the last
game for timo timmenen. he said he will hang up the skates after the series. bishop back in after the lighting after missing game four. patrick cannes capitalizes and puts it into the empty net. 1-0 chicago. 1-1 in the third. black hawks rush bishop. that would be the difference. chicago wins, 2-1. takes a 3-2 series lead. game six is monday on nbc 10. the eagles will bring in jared wheeler for a workout on monday according to csn philly.com eagles insider jeff mosher. he was released by the seahawks after the draft. this could be a big season for vinnie curry, at least he hopes it is as he is heading into the final year of his contract. he was asked what he expects of himself this season. >> i'm going to do what's asked of me. have fun. most important. you know just do my job.
>> this is a huge year for you because it's a contract year. >> yeah, man. when you're having fun, everything else will fall into place. >> you talked to coaches, do you get a sense that your role will increase this year? >> i would think so. like i said, if the role increases, it increases. if i'm only playing 33%, it's going to be the best 33% you've seen from a player. >> that's sports i'm jen daniels. we are following the investigation into a hit and run in south philadelphia that sent a 63-year-old woman to the hospital. now she's fighting for her life. jesse gary is live at scene of the crime. jesse? >> rosemary investigators say the investigation could be aided by what's on the outside of that business just across the street. i'll explain coming up after the break. it's going to feel warm as you step outside this morning. temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s. another hot day today.
today. philadelphia police are investigating a late night hit and run. a 63-year-old woman is in critical condition. investigators may be closing in on the driver. we'll tell you what they found that may help their case coming up in a live report. three people are injured in an overnight house fire in ocean county including a firefighter. we'll tell you what neighbors were forced to do as crews worked to put out the flames. a mix of clouds and sun this morning as we look life over the ben franklin bridge. another warm one is in the first alert forecast. we may see scattered showers across the area. good morning i'm rosemary connors. it's 6:00 on this sunday. meteorologist michelle grossman is tracking those showers out there. it sounds like the real threat will come later on today. >> exactly. >> we'll look towards this afternoon and this evening for the chance for stronger storms. right now we are tracking showers in the area. mainly south of philadelphia a live look outside. looking at mostly cloudy skies. seeing sunshine and clouds as