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nbc 10 breaking news. right now, the search is on for the shooter who struck a pregnant woman and a man on the street in philadelphia. ahead, what we know about the victim. making it official today new jersey governor chris christie is expected to join the very crowded field of presidential hopefuls. we'll talk to a political expert about his chances. it's clear outside right now but we are tracking showers and thunderstorms ahead in some ouighborhoods later on this afternoon. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary connors. 4:00 on this tuesday. meteorologist bill henley is tracking the changes in s ins in s
ins in the first alert forecast. >> our skies are clear. there's a live view from the mellon bank building in center city. it's this afternoon that could see showers and possibly strong thunderstorms. right now, clear for the philadelphia area. look into central pennsylvania and western pennsylvania you can see scattered showers and a chance for some thunderstorms as we head into the afternoon hours. this morning should be dry, 68 degrees at 6:00. by 9:00 76 and then 83 degrees at lunch time today. your hour-by-hour future cast when i come back in ten minutes to show you what to expect. right now if you're heading out the door first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has a look at the tuesday morning commute. hey, jessica. >> hey bill. we have some problems out there guys. in chestnut hill germantown avenue is closed in both directions due to an earlier investigation citizen, accident, an investigation under
way. out on the vine street expressway, perfect example of both sides, eastbound and westbound. this is westbound right here headed towards the schuylkill expressway. all traffic being diverted off on the broad street exit. follow local detour signs that they have posted and you'll do just fine. that will be there until 5:00 this morning. everything still okay no problems on 95 the schuylkill and the blue route is doing just fine. breaking news from overnight, a pregnant woman is fighting for her life after she was shot in philadelphia's west oak lane neighborhood. her unborn child did not survive. nbc 10's matt delucia is live at einstein medical center. what have you learned from police about the shooting? >> reporter: well, four months pregnant rosemary the 32-year-old woman was rushed into surgery at einstein medical center. her unborn child did not survive.
this happened just after 10:00 last night on the 7300 block of thorren avenue. police got there. there's a 46-year-old man lying on the sidewalk shot several times in the legs. they also see a woman in the front passenger seat of a car. the man is stable the woman is critical, it's unknown if she will survive. there were several witnesses in the area detectives have been talking with them. no motive at this point but police are telling us that it appears that both the man and the woman were shot outside of the vehicle. the woman got in possibly in an attempt to get away. there's still plenty of details still being worked out in this investigation. i'm working on gathering more of the details. live outside einstein medical center in olney, matt delucia nbc 10 news. new this morning an off-duty philadelphia police
officer is hurt after he crashed his suv along germantown pike in chestnut hill. that's the accident you heard jessica boyington talking about a few moments ago. the 35-year-old off-duty officer crashed into a fence and a tree and his suv flipped over. rescuers had to cut through the roof of the car to free him. investigators are now trying to figure out exactly what caused this crash. more breaking news, this comes to us from indonesia. 20 people are dead after an indonesian air force plane crashed in one of the largest cities in that country. the plane crashed two minutes after takeoff. many are injured. we'll continue to follow this breaking news story. we'll bring you new updates and information as soon as we get them. you're going to run for president of the united states and you're going to ask these people for their vote. that is the single most trusting thing they can do as a citizen. >> today, new jersey governor chris christie is expected to announce his bid for the
republican presidential nomination. it comes after he posted this video message to his facebook and twitter pages yesterday. christie was once considered a top 2016 contender. now many political analysts view him as a long shot. nbc 10's katy zachry is live at the statehouse in trenton with more on what we can expect from the governor today. katy? >> reporter: hi rosemary this highly anticipated announcement will take place inside the gymnasium at livingston high school. that's where the governor went to high school. he will speak to a small group of invited guests and supporters. we are expecting to officially hear, as you said his bid for president. he's been alluding to this at press conferences and on social media over the last several days. he then launched chrischristie.com, with the slogan telling it like it is. christie is entering a packed field. he joins 13 other candidates.
coming up over the next hour, we're working on a story where we consulted a political pundit about the governor's chances of getting into the race at this point and what he needs to do to be successful. reporting live in trenton, outside the statehouse, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. nbc's matt lauer will have the first interview with governor christie following his campaign announcement. watch it right here on "nbc nightly news" at 6:30 p.m. and more of the interview will appear on the "today" show tomorrow morning. governor christie would enter a crowded field of gop candidates as katy mentions he could become the 14th republican to enter the presidential race. four democrats have thrown their hat into the ring so far. this morning, philadelphia police are looking for the killer who murdered an 85-year-old woman by bludgeoning her and slashing her throat.
vai sikahema is live in the digital operations center. >> good morning, rosemary. investigators are saying robbery was the motive. officers tell us the car is a toyota corolla similar to this one you're seeing on your screen. the license plate number for the car is pd-1402x. it's a pennsylvania tag plate. virginia bruener's son found her body inside her mount airy home yesterday morning. police say her killer bludgeoned her in her bed and slashed her throat. detectives are checking to see if anything is missing from the home. >> it's very upsetting to see even in the safest neighborhoods that something like this can happen. >> it's just terrible. a defenseless 85-year-old woman. >> this morning, bruener's son is helping police with the investigation. if you happen to know anything
or spot the missing car, you're asked to call police. it's a toyota corolla and the pennsylvania tag plate is pd-1402x. we'll continue to follow developments in this case monitor it and we'll bring you information as we get it. live in the digital operations center, vai sikahema, nbc 10. today philadelphia mater michael nutter will announce the members of the commission on universal prekindergarten following their first meeting at city hall. their focus is on pre-k funding. education advocates say only about one in six preschoolers has access to funded pre-k. those advocates want that extended to everybody. today marks one week since a severe storm ripped through our region causing widespread power outages. this morning, the power is back on for most people. one south jersey town is still without electricity. power has been restored to peco customers, atlantic city electric has less than 400 outages, all of them in
gloucester county. pse&g is report nothing outages. delmarva is dealing with less than ten. nbc 10 spoke to one family in wynonna, gloucester county. they finally got their power back yesterday. >> we've lost between $500 to $800 worth of groceries. i haven't sat down to tabulate that yet. we have cracked roof rafters damage to the house. >> utility officials in south jersey say the power outages from last week's storm have exceeded totals from hurricane sandy. acme markets is lending a hand to those impacted by the recent storm. they are offering a special 5% coupon to help customers across the delaware valley replace food that spoiled because of the outages. you'll find a link to present out the cue important on our website or get it by tapping the nbc 10 news app. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley.
>> 69 degrees, ten minutes after 4:00. the temperatures are coming down, skies are mostly clear. we'll see sunshine to start with today. the wind has shifted. it's more of a southerly wind today. that's an important change. that's humidity that is going to start moving into the area. it's not going to be excessive today. you'll notice it's not quite as comfortable feeling as it was yesterday. what a beautiful day yesterday. not a bad start, clouds over allentown, 62 degrees, atlantic city at 62 degrees. clear skies to start with at south philadelphia. citizens bank park. could see late-day showers and thunderstorms and it may impact the game tonight at citizens bank park it's starting off cool and it will be a warmer afternoon. scattered clouds on the satellite imagery. this is the wet weather moving across pennsylvania. it's a line of showers and some thunderstorm activity. you can see lightning strikes farther north and west into pennsylvania, williamsport
heavier downpours just to the north. it's a scattered area of showers. that's what's going to be moving toward our area during the day today. mostly dry this morning. 10:00 this morning, dry for trenton, philadelphia, wilmington. we could see the first light showers in lancaster county and into the reading area. in the afternoon, there's a better chance of storms developing. you can see the heavier downpours in montgomery chester and new castle county in delaware. those continue rolling through the area this afternoon. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast looking different than yesterday. 72 mount pocono allentown, 83. thunderstorms for trenton, mt. holly and doylestown. at the shore, dry during the day, might see some showers this evening. 80s for rehoboth, cape may and atlantic city. the farther inland you go certainly not an all-day rainfall. 82 for westchester 84 for
drexel hill and swedesboro up to 86 degrees. a look at the weekend forecast the fourth of july forecast when i come back in ten. looking forward to that. thank you, bill. 12 minutes after 4:00. let's get a check of the traffic with jessica boyington. i'm guessing it should be mostly smooth sailing. >> mostly on the majors we're doing just fine, rosemary. cherry hill route 70. you can see if you're headed northbound or southbound, no problems. typically where we jam up in the morning times are the southbound sides headed towards the 42 freeway. still only about a 12-minute trip. we still are dealing with downed wires out in greenwich township on exit 17 which is harmony road, that exit ramp is closed. you can follow local detours throughout the area. we're also watching an accident scene out in chestnut hill. use stenton avenue to get on by. >> thank you, jessica. last year two pennsylvania
state troopers were ambushed and one of them died. next where pennsylvania drivers will soon be seeing a constant reminder about corporal bryon dickson's sacrifice. it's a crime of historic proportions. the search is on out west for the vandal that destroyed these dinosaur tracks thought to be 165 million years old.
renaming official. shooting expert eric frein killed corporal dickson and injured alex douglas outside the barracks before leading police on a 48-day manhunt last year. we are expecting a decision soon in the second child abuse trial against a former army major and his wife. three children suffered injuries and were severely underweight when they were removed from their northwestern new jersey home in 2010. the couple's first trial ended with a mistrial. developing out west, a fast-moving fire that forced residents with their homes with little to no warning has burn more than 4,000 acres since sunday. a rain shower yesterday helped slow the flames but officials say the wind and heat could still cause problems. conditions there are ideal for wildfires and really couldn't be worse for the crews fighting them as temperatures are in the triple digits.
the state of arizona has reached a final settlement with the families of 19 firefighters killed battling a brush fire in 2013. each of the families included in the lawsuit against the department will receive $50,000. the hot shot crew was responding to a fire 80 miles northwest of phoenix when a wall of flames trapped them. the department has also agreed to enhance safety training for wildland fire crews. >> our clients wanted transparency and change to ensure that what happened to their loved ones that day would never happen again. >> seven family members who did not file claims will receive $10,000 each. the time right now is 4:17. right now, the feds are looking for the person responsible for damaging 165 million-year-old dinosaur tracks in utah. take a look. somebody poured liquid plaster into the tracks located on national forest land in eastern
utah. investigators have identified several suspects. officials say it appears the person was trying to make plaster casts of the tracks. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 18 minutes after 4:00. clear skies, nice live view from center city, looking from the comcast center 69 degrees. this is a number that will be higher today. 75% humidity. it's actually warmer, too. at this hour we're 5 degrees warmer than yesterday morning. a clear view across the delaware, no fog to worry about, no showers in the immediate area and no real chilly temperatures. it's cooling down nicely. wrightstown at 59 degrees, doylestown at 61. currently 61 for levittown. as the day goes on these temperatures come up into the 80s. this is where we're more likely to see thunderstorm development today. in the northern and western suburbs, quakertown
kintnersville. those showers will be moving through the area during the afternoon hours and into the evening. right now, it is pretty quiet in the immediate philadelphia area. you can see the scattered shower to the west and some thunderstorm activity. this morning, it should stay dry. sunshine, 76 degrees at 9:00. by lunch time, low 80s. those temperatures are above yesterday's. and the temperatures will be warmer over the weekend, too. saturday afternoon, the fourth of july 87 degrees. there's still a chance of a shower or thunderstorm but really at today's viewing ofñi the latest it looks less likely than it did yesterday. this may be coming down for saturday and sunday the temperatures will be going up 88 degrees. seven-day forecast coming up in the next half hour. 4:19 on this tuesday. jessica boyington is keeping an eye on all of the traffic cameras. what are you seeing out there,
jessica. >> rosemary a lot of the majors are quiet this morning. it's still early to see a lot of volume. we're looking at the schuylkill expressway right around montgomery drive. 12 minutes for your total drive time. that's light, headed eastbound from the blue route up towards the vine street expressway. and out in upper merion, we are looking for a road obstruction on west church road and golf road. chestnut hill accident investigation under way on germantown avenue closing it east and westbound between bellsville road. mass transit, currently no problems or delays for new jersey transit, septa or patco. the philadelphia history museum is offering free admission as part of the wawa welcome america festival. the museum will be open from 10:30 to 4:30. today's event will include special readings like this one.
the first 800 kids that show up will receive a free book. for a look at the full lineup of events for welcome america, check out the nbc 10 news app. it is a free download to your smartphone or your tablet. do you ever wonder what happens behind the scenes here at nbc 10 news today? you can see for yourself and interact with us right here on the news set. follow us on periscope. our address is nbc philadelphia. the clock is ticking toward a midnight budget deadline in pennsylvania. no new talks are scheduled and meeting that deadline is not the only concern. why some state employee layoffs may be possible.
pennsylvania's $30 billion budget proposal is due at midnight as senate republicans gear up to vote on their budget governor tom wolf is threatening to veto it. republicans want to balance the budget with no new taxes. they want the influx of cash to come from selling state-controlled liquor stores. wolf wants to raise the sales in income tax while cutting the property tax. he also wants to impose a new tax on natural gas drillers to help pay for public education. if they can't strike a deal it could result in a partial government shutdown. the governor is preparing state employees and contractors for the likely outcome, although he appears to be hoping for the best. he sent out letters yesterday telling them they should still report to work on wednesday and expect to get paid. in delaware lawmakers are preparing for a marathon session today. a $3.9 billion general budget fund still needs a vote as does the capital spending plan.
the proposal contains less money for nonprofit groups from volunteer fire companies. county and local governments could also lose state dollars. all eyes will be on wall street as the stock market comes off its worst day of the year. the dow dropped 350 points as investors worried about the impact of the greek debt crisis. the nasdaq tumbled 122 points and the s&p 500 sank 43 points. still, the white house insists that greece's financial situation is not a major direct threat to the u.s. economy. greece's bailout program ends today. as the country moves closer to defaulting on its debt it could be forced to abandon the euro. greek citizens are feeling the pain of the financial crisis. there are long lines at gas stations and atms where the government has restricted how much money you can take out. the country is deeply in debt and it's unlikely greece will be able to pay back a0ç$1.8 billion
loan that is due immediately. greek-americans are concerned about their native country and loved ones overseas dealing with the crisis. this local business owner says it's heartbreaking to see what's happening in his homeland. >> i was in greece when i was a young man in greece. we went through dictatorship and fight for our freedom and we fight for our democracy. and now i see things very bad in my country. >> american tourists in greece do not have the same restrictions on accessing cash but the problem is that many atms are empty. he tells us he's been in touch with family members who say and are joking to some extent that they're thinking about coming to the united states to work for him. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> quiet morning. we'll see sunshine to start with but there's a chance you'll run into storms this afternoon.
right now at 4:26 69 degrees. jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. we're looking live right now on 78 out in the lehigh valley. right around lehigh street, everything moving along just fine, we'll check in with drive times and mass transit coming up. donald trump you're fired, sort of. nbc cuts ties with the now ex-"apprentice" star and not surprisingly, is he not going quietly. we live in a pick and choose world. choose, choose, choose. but at bedtime? ...why settle for this? enter sleep number... don't miss the lowest prices of the season, going on now sleepiq technology tells you how well you slept and what adjustments you can make. you like the bed soft. he's more hardcore. so your sleep goes from good to great
suspects. not what you want to see your bus driver doing behind the wheel. this video was taken during a philadelphia-to-new york trip. what nbc 10 is learning about the driver and the bus company. we today but showers and thunderstorms are on the horizon for parts of our area a little bit later on. not everybody will be seeing rain, though. probably a good idea to keep an umbrella handy just in case. good morning, i'm rosemary connors. >> i'm vai sikahema. some folks will get rained on and others won't. we're interested to find out who gets it who doesn't. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert forecast. >> nobody is getting it this morning. it's this afternoon that we'll likely see showers and thunderstorms pop up. cape may will stay clear of the storms during the day. we'll see sunshine and it will be into the low 80s for beach avenue where it's completely quiet and dry this morning. temperatures have been cooling down. right now, 69 degrees in