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nbc 10 news starts now. right now, philadelphia police are still looking for the gunman who fired a bullet that stray bullet hit a 6-year-old boy who was playing basketball in his backyard. >> get ready for a hot and humid day. we'll warm into the 90s and there's a threat of thunderstorms. 4:31 right now. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. already off to a muggy start out there. you'll feel it when you step out the door this morning. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley and his first alert forecast. it's weather you can wear this morning. >> you do feel it that's for sure. the humidity is higher temperatures are warmer this morning. in philadelphia 77 degrees. middle 70s for allentown, trenton, millville all at 75 and at 74 in wilmington. we're getting a warmer start than yesterday. and it's going to be a hot, humid afternoon. the temperatures climbing starting off with clouds. 76 degrees at 6:00. you'll see more sunshine break through those clouds at 9:00 and at 9:00 this morning we'll be near the 80 degree mark and into
the middle 80s by lunch time today. should be dry this morning but there is that possibility of some scattered showers this afternoon. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back in ten minutes. right now let's find out how the traffic is moving. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. jessica? >> it's still pretty early. we're not dealing with much in terms of volume. headed southbound from woodhaven to the vine street expressway five minutes there. on 422 out in montgomery county an eight-minute trip if you're headed westbound offer eastbound. eastbound is where you typically see the morning delay. from 29 to the schuylkill expressway, average speed of 16 miles per hour. we're dealing with all lanes blocked for the next half an hour until 5:00 a.m. due to ongoing construction. two lanes being blocked headed westbound into philadelphia from new jersey and the tacony palmyra is in the clear. no problem. back to i don't you guys. philadelphia police are
investigating how a child was shot while playing basketball in his driveway. >> a 6-year-old boy. this happened just before midnight in the grays ferry section of the city. katy zachry is live outside the hospital where that boy was taken. >> this boy, just 6 years old. we're told he is stable at the hospital of philadelphia behind me. that's where his parents rushed him after he was shot in the left foot. this happened in the grays ferry section of philadelphia just before midnight. police who first responded to the scene said that the boy and other kids were part of a large group playing basketball. they were in a driveway. they heard a gunshot. the 6-year-old is the only victim despite the large group playing in the driveway. investigators tell us this is a difficult one because they don't have a lot to go on. >> we couldn't find any dlis tick -- ballistic evidence at this time. we don't have a description of the shooter or shooters.
we don't have a motive for the shooting. >> police don't have a they don't have a motive. they don't have a lot to go on. they don't have ballistic evidence. they are interviewing friends and family people in the area when the gunshot was heard and, of course, when they found the 6-year-old had been shot. if you have any information call south detectives who's investigating. reporting live in university city katy zachry nbc 10 news. 4:34. a driver was sent to the hospital after crashing into a trucking business in port richmond on richmond street. still not clear what caused the driver to lose control. no one else was hurt. there is a preliminary hearing today for a suspect accused of killing a philadelphia man and stuffing his body in a suitcase. thomas brennan is accused in the murder of steven bernheizel. a man walking in the area noticed a suitcase and a strong
odor while walking his dog. the man known as the mayfair tire slasher has been sentenced to prison. a judge sentenced davis toledo. he was con vicked in a string of tire slashings from 2012. he received probation for those crimes last may. the same judge in that case says he imposed the harsher sentence because toledo didn't stay out of trouble. instead he tried to vandalize more vehicles. 4:35. if you live near the artificial island nuclear power complex in south jersey you might hear sirens going off tonight. it's only a test, no worries. they go off at 7:25. they sound for three minutes. the sirens are used to alert those who live nearby in case of an emergency. in delaware lawmakers are calling for more options for
low-income residents who need affordable housing. the housing assistance reform act will be introduce the later this week. 4:36 now. swimmers on the jersey shore were forced out of the water several times again yesterday after more reports of possible shark sightings. the first sighting happened yesterday afternoon in margate, atlantic county. then there was another one in avalon, cape may county. lifeguards jumped into a row boat to look out for those shark sightings off of gladstone avenue beach earlier in the day. jersey shore beachgoers say they welcome the beach patrol on higher alert and the additional precautions. >> out cruising looking at dolphins. we saw the lifeguard out there and everyone was out of the water which is shocking. >> now, no one was injured, again, no official shark was seen but more reported sightings. the swimming was back to normal within an hour of those sightings.
crews will be out there again today on alert in case there are any more sharks spotted in the area. get your paint brushes and pallets ready. the world meeting of families and the city's mural arts program is hosting a community paint day later today. patients and families will come together at children's hospital of philadelphia to paint panels of a mural honoring pope francis who will visit in september. the permanent site for the mural will be located at the future home of st. malachi school in philadelphia. several children are under medical conversation. >> the reason is the shots those children received. we'll tell you what happened at a free vaccine clinic and how state medical officials are responding. and doctors taking sick days? the showers are quickly moving out. 76 degrees at 4:37.
now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. 20 minutes before 5:00. it's a steamy start this morning. the temperatures are warmer too. right now we're in the 70s. 76 degrees in philadelphia. northeast philadelphia airport the wind is calm. but that's temporary. we'll see a southwesterly wind today. that's going to deliver hotter more humid conditions. we're seeing the last few showers this morning, just light isolated rain drops moving from new castle county in delaware into delaware county right now. heavier showers out of the picture for most of the area today. there is a chance we'll see showers and possibly some thunderstorms later on today. tomorrow, this is moving into the area. that cold front more likely for showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. there's a chance this afternoon. most of the day, though dry. 78 degrees. mountains. 80s for allentown, reading and quakertown. dry this morning but a chance of scattered showers and possibly a
thunderstorm this afternoon for doylestown trenton and mt. holly. sunshine at the shore and for the delaware beaches it will be well that the 80s right along the coast. 90 degrees for dover this afternoon. into the 90s for drexel hill and swedesboro. a chance of afternoon showers later today. as i mentioned, a better chance we'll see the storms tomorrow. the future weather to show you when they're likely to roll in when i come back in ten minutes. bill, we'll stan by for that. 4:41 now. let's get a check of the roads before you head out the door on your tuesday morning drive. >> for that we check with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> on 295 around the black horse pike we do have that work zone but it's not active at this moment. you can see the southbound lanes, that's typically where we'd jam up in the morning hours headed toward the 42 freeway. but at this point, still only 13-minute drive times. no problems there.
you can see the cars moving along nicely from the walt whitman bridge to 45. on route 70 westbound, if that scene is active or not, one lane is getting by by south cornell avenue and mcclelland avenue. back to you guys. there's actually a hidden danger with seat belts. >> it's not the models you may expect. we'll tell you why some of the newer models of seat belts are creating concern. and what police are saying about july 4th safety and security along the parkway.
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stinley. one person killed and several others injured when ice collapsed. the person who died remained burr rid under the debris. in 2010 ab 11-year-old girl was killed by falling ice in a cave. calling it a fourth of july safety success on the ben franklin parkway. philadelphia police say a relatively problem-free weekend helped them prepare for the pope. there were just five minor arrests, the city says saturday was a good tuneup for the pope's stop in september. >> each time you have success in these events it's always a good thing. you never want to get too far ahead of yourself. you always want to prepare for the next one as well. >> about 200,000 people filled the parkway for the festivities which is a smaller crowd than
what's expected for the pope. police say it is still a gathering they are able to learn from. airline delays baggage problems and customer complaints. we'll get an update on the problems plaguing travelers this summer. the report helps consumers judge airline performance and the quality of services they provide. now, more on a dangerous sea creature causing concern. the portuguese man 'o war. after several sightings at the jersey shore people are spotting them on the delaware beaches as well. someone snap this picture of this one at fenwick island state park in sussex county. delaware environmental officials say several of the jellyfish-like creatures washed up on shore on the delaware coast over the holiday weekend. the portuguese man 'o war is known for its painful sting. it's rarely seen in our area. there were several sights at the jersey shore in the past several weeks.
he says this one was still alive when beach patrol removed it from the shoreline. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 13 minutes before 5:00. it is warm. it is muggy. we're in the 70s right now. we have clouds around. the comcast center in center city, the showers, most of the area is completely dry. a few sprinkles in a few spots. doylestown, dry, philadelphia 77. cape may is nice and clear, 75. you'll see a quick warmup at the shore. you'll see lots of sunshine on beach avenue. this is a live view from the marquis de lafayette. showers and thunderstorms likely to avoid the shore but you won't avoid the heat today. already getting a warmer start. this is the 24-hour change map. we are 5 degrees warmer than this time yesterday. it's 7 degrees warmer than allentown. look at the pocono mountains, 12 degrees warmer this morning. heavy downpours for some of the northern and western suburbs. those are out of the picture this morning. but tomorrow it's likely we'll
get more showers and thunderstorms. today, the heat and humidity comes in. then this arrives. that's a cold front with the showers and some thunderstorms. those are the storms moving through illinois and into indiana. those arriving tomorrow. these storms likely help keep temperatures lower tomorrow. but today, it is going to be into the 90s. the future cast shows by midnight tonight, even if we do get an afternoon shower those showers should be out of here byhood night. the clouds start coming back in tomorrow morning. here's a chance of showers by noontime in the allentown area and the threat of showers moving through as the day goes on. for tomorrow we'll be into the 80s. today we're shooting for the low 90s. for philadelphia. hot, humid conditions. a chance of scattered showers, maybe a thunderstorm in a few spots today. not widespread activity today. tomorrow more likely you'll see those storms 87 degrees, the high temperature. and into the middle 80s with a chance of more showers and
thunderstorms for thursday but by friday we get a break from the high humidity and from the chance of showers. 88 degrees friday afternoon. sunshine as we head into the weekend, near 90 saturday. then into the 90s sunday and monday. >> is it too early to focus on the weekend? >> never. you have to make plans for what you're going to do and where you're going to go especially with weather that nice. >> let's make plans if you're heading out the door so you know what your ride to work is going to look like. >> this is the part where i introduce nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. here she is. >> good morning. on 422, we're back into the swing of things. that's at least the glass halfì where we typically see the delay. an eight-minute trip from 29 towards the schuylkill expressway. no problems right there. it is still early. on the schuylkill expressway through the conshohocken curve cars moving great there as well.
eastbound, the vine street expressway to the blue route, 12 minutes. mass transit, currently no problems or delays. we're having a quiet morning so for on new jersey transit, septa and the patco speed line. happening today, pentagon leaders are set to answer tough questions on capitol hill as the senate armed services committee holds a hearing on the fight against isis. defense secretary ashton carter and join the chiefs chairman general martin dempsey will testify in this hearing, one day after president obama declared the fight against isis a generational effort. lawmakers are a step closer to removing the confederate flag from statehouse grounds. the senate approved a bill to remove that flag. it has to then ab proved by the house. the naa krxtcp held a rally on the steps of the capitol.
a granddaughter of the late strom thurmond is voicing her report. wanda bailey's mother was strom thurmond's secret interracial daughter. >> identify the flag as an inflammatory iconic symbol that must go. it has promoted racism and it is something that just needs to happen. >> and she said that she was motivated to speak after strom thurmond's son, paul who is a current south carolina state senator spoke out recently in favor of moving the flag. today is independence dollar day. the independence blue cross team is teaming up with indigo bicycle for just one dollar.
when you're sick you go to the doctor, right? but when the doctor is under the weather, many medical professionals just go to work. what a new study shows about doctors at one philadelphia hospital. also next -- ♪ jukebox hero ♪ >> foreigner hits the stage tonight in camden. but before they do so they'll be join by local musicians of the future. we'll explain.
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chewy. we posted a list of the recalls on the nbc 10 news app. the listeria was found during a routine test. so far, no reports of illnesses. consumers should check the lot numbers, lot 111-15 are the ones being recalled. while mammograms find small, treatable tumors for women, a new study shows it could fall short in other areas of detection. it doesn't seem to reduce the number of larger cancers or mortality rates. some experts say screening leads to overdiagnosis and say they are more affected when directed at high-risk patients. there's a new study showing a staggering percentage of doctors actually go to work while they're sick.
83% of doctors and nurses at children's hospital of philadelphia who participated in the survey say they clocked in while sick at least one time in the last year. in south jersey salem county health officials are keeping a close eye on five children after some mistakes in the county's vaccination program. listen to this. state officials say this happened at a free clinic held by the county health department at memorial hospital in manning mannington township. the shots for to thes program itself is not connected to the facility. the county nurses mistakenly gave a 2-year-old boy a double dose of a cervical cancer drug. two other children received expired vaccines. the audit shows a baby received a flu mist that kids are not supposed to have until they're at least 2 years old. >> in that one year we had five dosage administration errors. that's a bad batting average.
>> both of those county nurses involved in the administering of those vaccines have resigned but one of them tells us she did not resign because of this audit. the county is now offering to pay for medical monitoring for the affected children as well as for costs that may come up should those children face medical complications. camden officials are sharing the next phase of their plan to fix the city schools. parents and residents heard from school officials yesterday in camden. teachers and volunteers discussed the progress that's been made since the new plan began. the next step is to gather community feedback through parent surveys and town hall discussions. >> issues like college readiness, vocational education comes up very regularly. an easier way to enroll our students is still a very complex system to navigate. >> results from the outreach will be made available before the new school year begins. tonight the woodrow wilson high school choir will take the
stage at the susquehanna bank center in camden with rock group foreigner. how cool will that be. >> the students will be singing with foreigner on their classic number one hit "i wanna know what love is." ♪ a jukebox hero ♪ >> which is not that song. >> not that song. >> still, "jukebox hero" good tune as well. foreigner is donating $500 to the choir for its high school chorus program. the kids will be selling a live cd/dvd that will sell foreigner's classic hits raising money for the grammy foundation. that foundation helps fund high school music programs to help kids keep music education alive in our nation's schools. >> i hope we're able to get video of that tonight. >> maybe also we can actually find the track "i wanna know what love is." >> i could sing for you. i'll sing for our periscope
friends. >> oh, boy. you're watching nbc 10 news today. nbc 10 news today at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 news starts now. >> they were real people and they had a life. we loved them. >> remembering a family killed while crossing one of philadelphia's most dangerous streets. we're live this morning as the trial begins for one of the suspects accused in a dpedly drag racing crash. flash flooding leads to a water rescue in delaware county overnight. this morning we have the pictures that show what drivers were dealing with. the rain is easing up but the heat has made a comeback. we're tracking the return of the 90s plus our next chance for storms. i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. just about 5:00 a.m. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center to find out more about what rain we're watching for. bill? >> we have a few showers this morning, not the heavy downpours we saw yesterday evening. a few showers off to the north and west of allentown and scattered showers moving from
new castle county through delaware county and into philadelphia. these are fairly light showers but don't be surprised if you see a few showers to start with. this is moving right past philadelphia international at this time. these are fast-moving showers. they're not going to last long. we'll see clouds to start with but the clouds that you can see over center city this is a live view from here at the nbc 10 studios. those clouds will be breaking as the day goes on. that will lead to a quick warmup today and a hotter afternoon. 76 degrees at 7:00. by 10:00 we'll be in the 80s and then middle to upper 80s by early this afternoon at 1:00 86 degrees. we'll be watching for more showers and possibly thunderstorms this afternoon. your neighborhood-by-neighborhood forecast when i come back in ten minutes. trafficwise, that's jessica boyington's department. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. what's going on out there, jessica? >> bill, we're having good news on the vine street expressway. all lanes back open. we