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nbc 10 news starts now. new from overnight, shot while playing basketball and the victim is only 6 years old. we're live as police search for the gunman. court documents show that bill cosby admitted to getting drugs and giving them to women. what his accusers are saying about these newly unsealed documents this morning. and a live look outside. heat and humidity both on the rise today. you will feel that as soon as you step outside. there's also a chance of storms on the way for later today. this is nbc 10 news today on this tuesday. i'm chris cato. thanks for staying up or waking up early with us. let's get to meteorologist bill henley and his first alert forecast. you feel that humidity when you step out the door this morning.
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>> you can. it's a steamy start, a warmer one, too. 76 degrees right now. just a few scattered showers to the north. these are quickly coming to an end in the area. there's a chance we'll see showers developing this afternoon. look at the numbers. 70s from allentown, philadelphia and dover. we're headed into the 90s this afternoon. 75 at 6:00. breaks in the clouds at 9:00 79 agrees and by lunch time we'll be up to 85 degrees. then we'll be watching for those pop-up showers, a chance of showers, i'll go through it hour by hour with the futurecast when i'm back in ten minutes. let's see if the roads are moving along nicely. jessica boyington is watching first alert traffic. >> we got away with it yesterday, we didn't have the ongoing construction being an active scene on the vine street expressway but we're back in bids again this morning. you can actually see, we have police activity here on the scene. this is the vine around broad street actually. so we're blocking off the eastbound and westbound sides and all traffic being diverted
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off right there at the broad street exit. that will be there until about 5:00 a.m. on the 42 in new jersey everything moving along just fine. five minutes from 55 to the walt whitman bridge. we have construction on the burlington bristol and two lanes blocked on the ben franklin heading into philadelphia. new from overnight, philadelphia police are investigating a shooting. this case a little different. the victim in this one is just 6 years old. it happened in the city's graves ferry neighborhood. katy zachry is live at children's hospital where that 6-year-old boy was taken. how is he doing, do we know? >> we're told by police he is in stable condition. his parents rushed him here to c.h.o.p. behind me right after he was shot in the foot. the fact that this happened at all to a child is very concerning to police. what is actually making their investigation even harder is they have no evidence of the shooting. police are going on what family
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members and what friends who were with the boy are saing. when officers go the to the scene in grays ferry around 11:30, the boy's parents already brought him here to the hospital in philadelphia. right now police tell us there's no description of the shooter. they have no bullet casing at the scene. they are interviewing friends and family, people who were in that driveway playing basketball with the 6-year-old boy. now, we're going to try and get an update on his condition as well as reach out to detectives for an update on the shooter, just in terms of this investigation in general. i'll have more for you coming up in about 25 minutes. reporting live in university city, cardinals consider nbc 10 news. something else we're following today, jury selection begins today for one of the two men involved in the deaths of a woman and her three young sons. they were hit and killed as they were trying to cross roosevelt
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boulevard two years ago, a tragic case. matt delucia live at the criminal justice center in philadelphia. the vick's aunt is pleading for justice here, right? >> that is right, chris. one of the two men in this case pleaded guilty. the other rejected a plea deal. he is heading to trial. family members of that man tried to dodge our cameras. police say one of the men hit tamara and her three young sons. he's charged with homicide by vehicle and three counts of first degree murder. >> she had a lot of people that love her and still love her. we miss her dearly. we'll never change the fact that my niece is not here with us. >> so jury selection begins
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today. the other driver holliman as i mentioned pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five to ten years in state prison. coming up at 5:00 we'll have more from the awn the, why she feels there is no remorse in this case. live at the criminal justice center this morning, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. the boulevard is not only dangerous for pedestrians but drivers in general. it had seven of the ten most dangerous sections in the city those at 9th street, fox street and grant avenue. dr. elizabeth car nikki of texas was crossing the street when she was run over by the sight seeing vehicle operated by ride the ducks. witnesses said she was looking down at a tablet and she was
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hit. the driver was foot charged. however, lawyers for the victim's family say today they will announce a major development in their investigation. now, those are the same attorneys who represented the families of two hungarian tourists who died in a duck boat accident in 2010. five years ago today a ride the ducks vehicle was rammed by a barge on the delaware river. the families of the two victims split a $15 million settlement. 4:06 now. this morning, investigators continue looking for the cause of this fire. just before 6:00 last night, payless shoe stores on south 69th street went up in flames. crews had to evacuate about two dozen nearby homes. >> it's been -- we've had a good track record with 69th street has been better than 15 18 years since we've had any type of a fire in our stores an 69th street. >> an nbc 10 viewer sent us this
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video of the fire there through instagram. there were no major injuries but a firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion. he's expected to be okay. happening today, the american red cross is joining forces with the philadelphia fire department to help save lives. they're launching a campaign called no more fire deaths at noon today in west philadelphia. firefighters and red cross volunteers will be going door to door installing free lithium battery powered smoke alarms and teaching neighbors about fire safety. in delaware today, this from our delaware bureau jack markell will sign a new anti-smoking bill in into law. this bill bans the use of e-cigarettes in public places. this is in addition to the clean indoor act which prohibits e-cigarettes in places where smoking is already ban. the governor will sign this bill at a restaurant in the wilmington. young volunteers will spend the day giving a makeover to low income housing in philadelphia. a southern baptist youth group
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called world changers will paint and clean up four buildings owned by the philadelphia housing authority. this is the third straight year for this project. 4:08. 76 degrees already. know your flood risk. that's message from the federal government to people in philadelphia today. new flood maps will be on display. city officials are holding an open house from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. the maps will highlight flood-prone areas in the city and are used by insurance companies to determine insurance rates for homes and buildings. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. eight minutes after 4:00. 76 degrees. it's a steamy start. we're on our way to a hot and humid day. we were in the upper 80s yesterday. we'll be in the 90s today. could lead to spotty showers this afternoon not like what we saw yesterday.
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but more widespread showers and thunderstorms are in our future. it looks like tomorrow we'll get it. that's not the only chance this coming week. clouds breaking over reading, 74 degrees. steamier, 77. it's a warmer start in philadelphia. cape may is also in the 70s. live view of beach avenue. it's dry for now. it looks like it will stay dry for most of the day at the shore. the chance of showers, more likely inland. right now we're seeing a few sprinkles, nothing more than that. the widespread heavy rainfall yesterday is long gone. we'll see a few isolated sprinkles this morning and we'll get a break before the next round of showers moves in. tomorrow's weather, there it is, that line of showers and thunderstorms moving through the midwest could bring with it heavy downpours tomorrow. for today it's going to be really spotty. 9:00, 10:00 this morning, dry with partly sunny skies. we'll see temperatures climbing considerably during the day. in fact we'll be in middle 80s by noontime today. at lunch time like we have this morning, we could see just a few
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spots on the radar screen. a better chance later this afternoon as the temperatures take off into the 90s. this is at 3:00 this afternoon, you can see a line of showers moving through chester county and into montgomery county. that's a possibility for parts of the area into the later afternoon hours but not a guarantee that you'll see wet weather today. a look at the storms heading our way for tomorrow with the extended future weather when i'm back in ten minutes. >> sounds good bill. 4:10. if there's a problem on local roadways at this hour of the day you can bet nbc 10's jessica boyington is going to know all about it. hopefully you don't have anything to tell us like that. >> not yet, chris. actually beer doing great. we're on the schuylkill expressway first around montgomery drive. a 13-minute drive time. no problems or delays on the eastbound side. this is the eastbound lane here from the blue route up towards the vine no problems. you can see everything moving along. 202, pretty much the same story.
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the cars are moving along nicely. they're nice and green. 11 minutes northbound or southbound from 30 up towards the schuylkill expressway. as for ongoing construction out in new jersey on cherry hill on route 70 westbound, that construction site we still have one lane from south cornell avenue to mcclelland avenue. >> amid a firestorm of sex assault allegations, an admission by bill cosby ten years ago has come to light now. what a newly unsealed court document shows about allegations that the comedian drugged women. and this quaint bridge in chester county is more than 150 years old but it's closed to traffic now all because of one driver. we'll explain.
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4:13 now. newly unsealed court documents showed bill cosby admitted to purchasing drugs prescription sedatives intending to use them to have sex with women. it's an admission his lawyers fought to keep private. no longer is it private. tracy davidson is live in our digital operations center. this revelation after dozens of women have gone public accusing cosby of drugging and assaulting them. >> cosby repeatedly denied those allegations. this was made under oath as part of a lawsuit. during the deposition, a lawyer asked when you got the qualudes, was it in your mind that this would be used for young woman that you wanted to have sex with? cosby said yes.
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>> i want mr. cosby to face justice. for what he has done to me and to so many other women. >> cosby has not commented on the release of the documents. his lawyers as you mentioned objected on the grounds it would embarrass their klein. cosby has many ties to our area. he owns a home in montgomery county. he's arguably temple's most famous alum. he stepped down from the board of trustees last september. he had been a board7=v member since 1982. now can count on nbc 10 for complete coverage of this story. we'll continue to bring you new developments on air and online. live in the digital operations center tracy davidson nbc 10 news. world leaders say they may have to work past of the midnight deadline to get a nuclear deal with iran. negotiators worked through the overnight hours in hopes of getting a deal done. the talks are being led by secretary of state john kerry. here's the issue, western countries think iron is using
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its nuclear pass ill today's build a nuclear weapon. iran denied that. they lifted a ban on importing or exporting nonnuclear arms. >> an issue that apparently iran imposed at the end game of these negotiations. obviously it's up to the united states and the europeans to say no. we're not going to go that far. >> and we will continue following this -- these negotiations throughout the day for you. we'll update you on air and through the nbc 10 app if a decision is made before that midnight deadline. 4:16 now on to decision 2016 and word that hillary clinton opposes a grass roots boycotting effort against israel. the movement has gained strength on u.s. college campuses and in europe. the israeli government calls the move anti-semitic. in a letter to american jewish organizes clinton says that the movement, quote, seeks to punish and palestinians should try to
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resolve the conflict between them. while clinton remains the favorite among the democratic national hopefuls. bernie sanders continues to draw huge crowds. sanders says that income and equality is the great moral issue of our time. the vermont senator stressed the need to restore the middle class. in addition to clinton and sanders, three other democrats have announced their plans to run for the white house. you see those on your screen there. much more crowded field on the republican side of the ticket. look at this. here's a look at the candidates announcingeing they are going to run for president. in idaho, this video shows how the smoke is blanketing the airy in idaho. crews are fighting the fire from the air and the ground. so far, no injuries reported. look at this video out of canada now. people there ducking for cover when a hail storm swept through
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the area over the weekend. this video was posted to instagram. wow. pretty large size chunks of hail there. it lasted only about ten minutes but that was plenty long enough. 4:18 now. new from overnight, rescue crews were called to an suv trapped in floodwater. this is from darlington road, chester heights two people had to be rescued. it took them about an hour to get them safely out of there. nbc 10 was on scene a short time later as police and rescue crews removed the vehicle that was stuck and worked to re-open the flooded road. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 18 minutes after 4:00. it's 76 degrees. it is warmer this morning. and you'll feel the humidity when you walk out the door. no sign of fog in this view from center city but there's a bit of fog in the pocono mountains. look at humidity, 84%. 77 degrees in philadelphia. that's 4 degrees warmer than yesterday.
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yesterday was 4 degrees warmer than sunday. the warming trend continues today. fog is starting to thin out. this is the view from skytop lodge just a few minutes ago. looked a bit thicker. you could see some of the moisture in the lights in the mountains this morning. there are some spots of fog in the mountains but the rest of the area is mainly fog free and warm, too. 73 in pottstown, millville is 75 degrees. we saw 60s at this time yesterday for langhorne, levittown levittown. this morning upper 80s and low 90s in the area this afternoon. there goes the storms we had last night. they're out of the picture for this morning. hot, humid air is pushing into the area. we'll see more of a southwesterly wind today. you'll feel the heat and humidity. it will feel like it's in the middle 90s this afternoon. all that heat and humidity could produce scattered showers and thunderstorms. for tomorrow that's on the way. and that cold front is spreading some heavy weather between chicago and st. louis, that line
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of showers and thunderstorms making steady progress to the east likely to be moving into our area tomorrow. late tonight, midnight tonight, it's nice and clear. it will be a warm day tomorrow. clouds move in in the morning after some sunshine, we will see the temperatures climb into the upper 80s, possibly the 90 degree mark tomorrow. really depends on how quickly this rain moves in. that will be the limiting factor for tomorrow. for today, temperatures into the 90s for philadelphia with many of the suburbs in the upper 80s. definitely hotter and more humid yesterday. spotty showers. won't be the widespread with heavy rainfall we saw last night. more chances for showers. the seven-day forecast coming up in the next half hour. all right, bill 20 minutes after 4:00 now. time to get another check of the roads before you head out the door and get your tuesday morning drive started. nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington will let us know if there's anything that can slow you down out there. >> we're starting off on the
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roosevelt boulevard around roberts avenue. roadways are dry. northbound or southbound toward the schuylkill expressway, no real problems around that area. as for the pa turnpike drive times with there, everything moving along great, 23 minutes is the max from westbound or eastbound from route 1 to valley forge. mass transit in the clear as well. pretty good news across the board so far this morning. new jersey transit, septa, and patco are moving along just fine. speaking of traffic, the knox covered bridge in valley forge national historic park is now closed because of damage. officials say it appears that a large vehicle hit the bridge on yellow springs road. penndot engineers are trying to come up with a plan to fix the bridge. officials say the 150-year-old bridge will have to stay closed until that rehab project is complete. so far though no completion date has been determined by penndot. starting today, your favorite cup of coffee from
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starbucks will cost a little more. starbucks is raising its prices 10 to 20 cents for most of its drinks. company officials say they are continually evaluating prices to run the business efficiently while providing to customers. before he was pope francis he was father jorge bergolio. ever wonder what hopes behind the scenes? you can talk to us on commercial breaks, ask questions, anything you want to know on periscope. you can follow us on periscope, our address is nbc philadelphia. we'll see you there.
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4:25. happening today, shining a light on lady liberty. the statue of liberty is getting a brand new lighting system state-of-the-art l.e.d.s will help illuminate the 129-year-old landmark. not eliminate it. we want people to see it. it will also help conserve energy. 4:25. hundreds of thousands of people cheered as pope francis held his first outdoor mass in ecuador. the pope of course entered to a rock star's welcome in ecuador as francis focused his homily on
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the family. the pope will travel to bolivia and paraguay. you can expect an even bigger crowd than that when the pontiff comes to philadelphia in september. a live look at the ben franklin parkway. more than a million people are expected to fill this area to see pope francis at the end of the world meeting of families in september. all this week nbc 10's jim rosenfield is taking an in depth look at the pope's past. he's in argentineargentina. buenos aires is a place of stark contrast, rich history, colorful artistry as well as a dark past and extreme poverty. retired musician ernesto loc is one of the pope's oldest friends. he saw handwrittenlers from the vatican from the man ernesto knew as her say bergoglio. >> what was he like as a young
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boy? >> always he was smiling. never i saw him -- >> he says jorge was intelligent and a good soccer player. ernesto says he hopes to visit philadelphia in september while the pope is here and play a special tango on the piano for his old friend a friend he never imagined would one day be pope. stay with nbc 10 for a in-depth look at the pope's past all day long at 6:00 and 11:00. later today, jim takes a look at the pope's devotion to the poor. check out our nbc 10 news app for all of jim's reports and other exclusive content. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> clouds overhead a southerly breeze and that's going to really heat things up today. already starting off warmer at 4:27, 76 degrees. look who's in the first alert traffic center. it's jessica boyington. what's beginning on out there, jessica?
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>> on 495 in delaware -- no problems in any direction on 495 right in delaware around 12th street. we'll check in with jersey cameras, coming up. ♪ ♪ jukebox hero ♪ >> tracy davidson is banging her head right now. happening -- s. singing along. >> happening today, it's more than just an outdoor summer concert. local students are preparing for a performance of a lifetime with foreigner.
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