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nbc 10 breaking news. >> a house fire in montgomery county where as many as three people could be hurt this morning. nbc 10 is live on the scene working to get new information. also new from overnight, two state troopers were hurt after a high-speed chase through burks and montgomery county that ended in a crash. we're learning more about the crime that touched off that pursuit. steamy and stormy weather ahead for our monday. first alert radar shows thunderstorms moving in right now and more are coming. we'll have you prepared. it's 4:30. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. a few showers moved through overnight. you'll notice that when you step out the door this morning. meteorologist bill henley is here with the first alert
forecast. another muggy start outside. >> really muggy. that will stay with us all day today and again tomorrow. may not be the middle of the week until we get a break from that. and grab an umbrella even though beach avenue is dry. rain on the way toward cape may and for much of the rest of the area. the rain is falling in delaware and philadelphia counties and into delaware. you can see that's where we see thunderstorm activity. a line of thunderstorms now moving into southern new castle county and heading toward the dover area. that's on track for cape may in an hour's time. look at the heavy downpour that's moving through eastern delaware county just getting ready to move into south philly. we have some wet weather around and potential for storms during the day. temperatures will be climbing to near 90 degrees this afternoon. a quick warmup this morning. 78 degrees at 9:00. by lunchtime, 86 degrees with showers in the neighborhood. we'll go neighborhood by neighborhood when we come back. right now, a check of traffic.
first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> we're watching a work zone on 95 around state road. this is northbound side where we're losing a right-hand lane. part of the left-hand lane blocked by cones. you can see two lanes getting by on the northbound side. southbound side toward center city area doing okay. let's check out drive times there. southbound from woodhaven road toward vine street expressway 13 minute trip. no delays on the schuylkill or blue route. in west philadelphia a water main break at north 52nd street and westminster avenue. to get around that for right now take haverford avenue. that's your best bet. we're also watching a downed tree on 30 bypass on the westbound side between 340 and 82. no problems or delays for mass transit. 4:32 right now. we begin with breaking news in among county where crews are battling a house fire that broke out just more than two hours ago. the fire is burning in lower
salford township. matt delucia is live on the scene. what do you mow? >> reporter: we've been here for a little over an hour. i'll get out of the way. hazy and smoky out here by that house here behind those trees. you can see the fire department activity here. firefighters, ems workers who have been out here for quite some time. this started about 2:00 this morning. it hit two alarms out here. we're told there were issues getting enough water out here to fight this fire. we can see several trucks parked in the driveway of this house. also some of the neighboring properties and up and down the road. we now hear some of those saws as they try to saw through damaged property out here. in the past 30 minutes or so we've seen people be wheeled away on stretchers. in total we've seen three people be taken away on stretchers in ambulances here from the scene. they appeared conscious at the
time which is good news. initial reports was that someone may have been trapped inside this property. we've been told we should get an update shortly. a busy scene out here. we've not seen any flames within the past hour or so. we'll be back again in 30 minutes with another update. for now we're live in lower salford township matt delucia, nbc 10 news. here's something else our crews followed overnight. a police chase that ended with two state troopers being hurt and a robbery suspect behind bars. those troopers have minor injuries. they were hit by the suspect's car after he drove over a spike strip. eastbound lanes of 422 near that crash scene are closed. we'll keep you updated throughout the morning. the cleanup continues in west philadelphia after a water main break sent more than 12 million gallons of water into the street into cars and homes. the 36-inch main burst early yesterday morning. it knocked out power, swamped cars and forced dozens of
families from their homes when it rushed through basement windows. neighbors say this is the fourth time a water main has flooded the neighborhood but this is by far the worst. the city hasn't said how or if they will pay for the damage. police have arrested the driver suspected of a hit and run in south philadelphia over the weekend. police in delaware county arrested that driver on on outstanding warrants not related to the accident. a 52-year-old woman was run over as she was crossing the street and is in extremely critical condition. a man was stabbed to death in a parking lot of an apartment complex in bensalem last night. the victim was stabbed in the neck and was taken to the hospital but did not survive. a 4-year-old girl drown in a pond after she wandered away from a private party. new castle county paramedics were called to the george wilson
community center in newark early saturday night. two firefighters pulled her out and performed cpr but she didn't survive. in camden county police identified the parents of a toddler left behind at clenenton park. there was confusion about which relative was supposed to watch the child. police are not charging the parents but state welfare workers will evaluate the case before returning the child to the parents. the list of catholic churches in philadelphia is shrinking again. >> the next three parishes closing their doors and how soon it will happen. the unexpected layover that stranded a group of passengers in military barracks but it's where the crew got to stay that has those passengers even more upset.
mother of sorrows and holy savior. all three had previously been merged with other parishes and used as worship sites. we're just 99 days away from the world meeting of families in philadelphia. >> in just over a week the mayor and other local leaders will head to rome for final meetings in preparation for the event that's bringing pope francis to philly in september. you can count on nbc 10 news to bring you live reports from the vatican during that delegation's visit. i'll be there following the delegation's moves and all their meetings as they make the final plans for the world meeting of families. don't miss my live reports beginning june 21st. 4:39. 74 degrees. steamy and we've had some wet weather roll through. there's still some showers and thunderstorms in the area. clouds in philadelphia. 75 degrees right now. very warm start. that's about 12 degrees above normal for this time of year.
it's going to stay warm and muggy through the day. look at the humidity. 87%. and more falling from the sky. that's a thunderstorm that's moving into southern delaware and southern new castle county in delaware and it will affect central delaware as well and part of a line of showers that extends into philadelphia. some heavier downpours to our west. that's what's in store for us during the day. keep the umbrella handy. occasional showers and thunderstorms and steamy weather. near 90 this afternoon for allentown and reading while 79 degrees in the pocono mountains. you can see occasional showers and a chance of thunderstorms for doylestown, trenton and mt. holly upper 80s. morristown, 90s this afternoon. low 80s along the coast but you'll see occasional showers and thunderstorms in cape may, atlantic city. 91 in dover. look at temperatures inland into the low 90s this afternoon with
steam, heat and more showers and thunderstorms on the way for tomorrow. the seven-day forecast with timing of a break in the heat and humidity when i come back in ten. >> let's bring on that humidity break. all right. thank you. a check of traffic. we've had a couple issues pop up so far this morning. >> let's get an update on both of them. jessica boyington is watching everything. >> we also are watching ongoing construction on the vine street expressway. it's raining in this area but the good news is they picked up this construction project a little bit early. they were supposed to have the next 20 minutes or so until 5:00 a.m. you can see all lanes moving here on the eastbound side and the drive time doing okay. under five minutes in either direction. as we look at the pa turnpike. westbound or eastbound still a 22 or 23-minute trip and no problems there. west philadelphia we are still watching that water main break on north 52nd street at west
mississippi westminster avenue. we'll check in with more drive times coming up. stranded in a foreign country for nearly a day in military barracks. >> that's the unexpected layover that passengers on a united flight had to deal with. but there's something else that has them really fired up. wait until you hear where the crew stayed. plus a hello from space. the incredible feat that just happened after months of silence. mmmmmm yoplait! ♪
it's 4:44. new information about a u.s. led air strike in syria over the weekend. the u.s. says an al qaeda target was killed in the attack but an unanimous source with links to extremist in libya said it missed. their target was charged with leading an attack on a gas plant in algeria. he was not at the site of saturday's air strike and was out of town at the time says an
unanimous source. jeb bush is expected to officially launch his presidential campaign today. >> he will be the latest addition to a growing field of presidential hopefuls. nbc's edward lawrence has a preview of his announcement. >> reporter: former governor jeb bush hopes his announcement will launch his name to the top of the list as potential presidential nominee. he now has to beat ten others who already officially announced. >> i'm going to be who i am. i'm not going to change who i am. >> reporter: the bush campaign released this ad to jump-start his announcement. >> this is what leadership is about. it's not just about yapping about things. >> reporter: the buzz about bush officially running for president has the republican establishment talking. >> jeb bush of course was a superb governor and did great job and was education governor that people across the country looked to. a strong contender. >> reporter: hillary clinton reintroduced herself to voters in iowa. she hopes voters forget her third place finish in that state
in 2008. >> i'm running for president to make this economy work for you and for every american. >> reporter: monday will be jeb bush's day and he hopes it will be one republican voters remember at the polls. the bush campaign is branding itself with the candidate's first name. jeb, to distance himself from his brother's presidency. edward lawrence nbc news. >> there are four candidates seeking the democratic presidential nomination there. the republican field is a lot more faces in that one. right now ten candidates running. jeb bush would make 11 and a decision by new jersey governor chris christie is expected this month. new this morning, the leader of the naacp in spokane, washington canceled tonight's chapter meeting over outrage sparked by her racial identity. rachel dolezal sent out an e-mail to cancel the meeting due to the need to continue the discussion with naacp leaders. rachel's parents said that their
daughter misled people for years and pretended to be black. the naacp says racial identity is not a disqualifying or qualifying standard for naacp leadership. 4:47. more than a dozen officers in texas are off the job two days after their headquarters came under attack. a man sprayed the dallas police building headquarters with gun fire planted pipe bombs and rammed a police car with an armored vehicle. no injuries were injured but 14 police officers have been placed on leave as investigators dig deeper into this case. the same gunman was arrested two years ago after threatening to shoot up churches and schools. family members of brandon tate brown are holding a rally for truth and justice today in response to the city's documents that were released last week. those documents indicating that brown was not holding a gun during a traffic stop in december. police shot and killed him after they pulled him over in mayfair.
the district attorney said that tate brown did not follow officer's orders and was reaching for a gun when he was shot by police. south texas is bracing for more wet weather. emergency officials are keeping a close eye on a tropical storm brewing off the gulf of mexico. up to 15 inches of rain could fall as the storm moves through the area. emergency managers say the challenge for community leaders and businesses will be deciding what to tell employees, to stay home or come to work. they say tropical storms bring bands of very heavy rain that typically lead to flooding. >> this rain event will be probably heavier than what we saw on memorial day but more troublesome is that it's going to be over the whole area so it's not going to be isolated. it's going to be over the whole area. >> officials say the ground is already saturated but most of the watersheds have returned to their banks with normal flow. that's expected to change again when the clouds roll in. it's 4:48. let's take you to more breaking news we just got on scene of
this in germantown. nbc 10 photo journalist bringing us a live picture. you see flames coming from upper floor of the roof of this home on sherman street in germantown. firefighters you see there climbing up and trying to get a handle on the situation. at this point no injuries reported but the fire is not under control. when crews arrived on scene, they found heavy flames on first and second floors. again, this is in the 6300 block of sherman street in germantown. nbc 10's jesse gary is on the scene there as well talking to firefighters and trying to find out if anyone was inside the home. we'll have a live report coming up from him in just a few minutes. it's 11 minutes before 5:00. our temperatures should be in the 60s this time of year at this hour. we're in the 70s. we've got showers in the area. the humidity is high. it's going to be a steamy day today. not much wind right now. this is a view from near the nbc 10 studios.
light breeze at the airport. 7 miles an hour. 75 degrees. way above normal for this time of year. we're still watching some areas of fog including in the pocono mountains. it will take some of those western suburbs to get rid of the fog coming to us from the moisture that we've seen overnight. look at the storm moving to southern new castle county to the north of dover. that's heavy rainfall and lightning activity. no lightning here. some heavy rain just moving through center city and into new jersey at this hour and the threat of more showers and thunderstorms will stay with us as the day goes on. high temperatures in the 80s to low 90s this afternoon. won't be an all day rainfall but the chance of showers will be with us all day today into tonight and into tomorrow and there's a chance we'll see some strong thunderstorms developing tuesday afternoon. by wednesday, a break. sunshine, clouds. less humid. a high of 87 degrees after a morning low of 68 degrees and cooler start on thursday morning but the chance of showers and
thunderstorms will return later on thursday. up to 84 degrees. near 90 friday afternoon. and into the 90s for the second half of the weekend. >> let's say summer has arrived. how about that? 4:51. a few minutes until 5:00 a.m. let's check traffic again. >> wet roads so jessica boyington, what are you seeing right now? >> that's what we're looking at. we're looking at the boulevard around broad street where the roadways are looking wet for sure. so headed southbound or northbound still no problems or volume but just something to be careful about because those roadways are slick so far this morning. west philadelphia we still are watching that water main break which is tying things up on north 52nd street and westminster avenue. to get by that scene for now it would be your best bet to take haverford avenue and scoot by that scene. on 42 freeway in new jersey rain falling in the distance and five-minute trip not affecting drive times heading from 55 up toward the walt whitman bridge and no problem on any of the
bridges. nice and clear this morning. chris? united has apologized and refunding tickets after passengers said they were stranded for hours in unacceptable conditions. their trip was supposed to take them from chicago to london but maintenance problems forced them to land in goose bay, canada. a replacement plane took them to newark and then to london for their final destination. it's what happened in canada that has passengers steamed. they say they had to spend the night in cold military barracks with just a few blankets while the flight crew stayed in a hotel. >> no united representative ever reached out to anybody. no phone calls. no human beings. nothing. >> we were treated in a very inhumane manner. >> a travel advocate said the airlines should be penalized by the department of transportation for the way the whole thing was handled. 4:52 now.
a comet lander in hibernation for the past seven months is now fully awake and has communicated with earth for more than a minute. woke up chatty. the probe game the first ever spacecraft to land on a comet in november. it gathered data and beamed it back to earth. the batteries drained and the system shut down. scientists had been hoping the solar panels would recharge the batteries as the comet approached the sun. so far that has not happened. we continue to follow two breaking stories this morning. the house fire in montgomery county and now one in germantown burning at this moment. flames coming from the roof and upper stories are still an active scene. not under control. this is on sherman street. we're still trying to find out if anyone was inside the house or exactly how the fire started. nbc 10's jesse gary will have a live report coming up. this is an important reminder for you here. anyone involved with a local nonprofit. a great chance to get much needed money. nbc 10 and nbc universal are
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pediatricians are warning parents about a new, more dangerous method of using marijuana. >> it involves inhaling vapors from heated hash oil products made from the trimmings of the cannabis leaf. potential outcomes are still unknown from dabbing but the practice is linked to fires, explosions and severe burns. check out this video overnight of gas line rupture in texas that created a big fireball. the gas line ruptured about two hours outside of san antonio around 8:00 p.m. seven homes had to be evacuated. thankfully no one was hurt.
at least 12 people are dead after severe flooding in the nation of georgia. the floods ravaged a zoo in the capital sending tigers bears, wolves and hippos free. some animals didn't survive. residents were warned to stay indoors as police conducted a hunt in the muddy streets of the city of 1.1 million people. in the united states crews rescued more than 100 people trapped by floodwaters when a man-made levy gave way at a park in louisiana. the park's owner built the levy for the event. it didn't hold. no one was hurt. route 35 is back open this morning. >> this is what happened. the road reopened last night after the mayor had closed it to nonresidents. a lot of people scratching their heads over this one. he said his town was too swamped with vacationers and visitors so he shut down the road yesterday
so people who live in belmar had to show their license to get in. time to grab a sweet cool drink for a good cause. the cause at the center of this charity is of course ending childhood cancer. it's the 10th annual lemonade stand setting up shop in fairmount being held in honor of griffin smith, a young cancer survivor. >> i'm helping not just myself but everybody that is surviving or is struggling to defeat the cancer. >> way to go griffin. all of the money raised will go to alex's lemonade stand foundation for childhood cancer. >> you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now.
we're following two breaking stories right now. first, a house fire in montgomery county. crews on the scene there. we've seen at least three people transported with injuries. we'll have a live report from matt delucia. our other breaking story, another house fire. this one in germantown. we're live. look at the picture. flames ripped through two floors of a home. live on that scene with what firefighters are saying about their rescue efforts. if you enjoyed humidity over the past few days you'll like today. it will be a repeat of that. also some storms on the way this morning and in fact they could stick around a while throughout the day. good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today" on this monday. i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. it's just about 5:00 a.m. let's get you updated on those storms moving in with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. >> a threat with us all day today along with humidity as temperatures climb to near 90 this afternoon. showers and thunderstorms moving through the area. some wet weather just some light rainfall in center city with low clouds. look at the heavy rain and
thunderstorm activity now in delaware. this is a storm that we've been tracking since we went on the air at 4:00 this morning moving through maryland and now right along the border from new castle county into kent county and delaware. as you can see, that storm is on the move. it will head out into delaware bay and we'll watch it as it moves toward cape may county. a few raindrops in philadelphia. that's mainly light rain right now. heavier shower just one spot on the radar screen now moving just to the south of burlington county. this threat will stay with us all day today and in fact likely to see more storms even tomorrow. standby for occasional showers and thunderstorms. temperatures will be climbing in spite of the clouds this morning. up to 81 degrees by 10:00. breaks of sunshine into the afternoon. the shower threat will stay with us as we head toward the