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plus a possible heat wave is in the near future. we have you covered on all of it. it's just about 5:30. welcome back to nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. yes, the umbrella will be in good use again this morning. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley and his first alert forecast. bill, rain still falling in some parts. >> it's a large area that's seeing rainfall. not everybody is getting that heavy rain as tracy mentioned. we're seeing rain falling in cape may. it's just begun. the heavy rainfall is in central and southern delaware. milford getting heavy rain and cape may getting light rain. just to the north, sea isle city is getting heavy rainfall quickly moving towards atlantic city. just a light rain falling in philadelphia. it's already ended for areas north and west. this line will pushy of shore. that likely will not be the last of the showers and thunderstorms today. it will not be an all-day rainfall but clouds will be around for the most of the day. cloudy, 7:00 hour 75 degrees.
by 10:00, 79 degrees with some breaks of sunshine. we'll see thinning of the clouds. still a chance of thunderstorms as we go throughout the afternoon. 82 degrees at 1:00 this morning. jessica boyington has your traffic. >> we'll do a run-through cameras. we'll start off first on the boulevard around fox street. if you're headed southbound right in here that's where you'll see delay. that's where we see that delay currently in the morning hours. the schuylkill expressway around conshohocken doing okay but our camera was out right there. we know the drive times are still okay heading into the center city area. we are seeing small parts flooding around the schuylkill expressway. if you're heading out on the 42 freeway around the atlantic city expressway in new jersey. the walt whitman bridge everything moving along just fine. roadways are okay. it gets slower when you're
heading through the puddles. as you head out the door on to the blue route on to the schuylkill expressway, the rain actively falling and roadways wet there as well. 95 around cottman avenue starting to see a tiny bit of volume start to increase throughout the area and definitely wet roadways there. if you're headed southbound, we're seeing about a 13 to 14-minute drive time up towards the vine street expressway into the center city area. chris? >> 5:32 now. breaking from overnight, philadelphia police are still looking for a driver suspected in a deadly hit and run crash. we got new information on the investigation from nbc 10's jesse gary who is live at the headquarters of the accident investigation division in north philadelphia. jesse, what's happening. >> reporter: chris investigators just vehicle they were searching for is an suv. that's the one that drove away from the scene and that it was recovered at north 9th and rising sun shortly after the accident. they'll bring it over here and
check the interior for dna fingerprint evidence. hopefully that can lead them to who was behind the vehicle. the fatal crash happened around 10:30 last night. the impact from the crash did heavy damage to the driver's side of this dark blue four-door hasmazda mazda. the driver was killed the passenger seriously injured. he's at temple university hospital. the driver of the suv sped from the scene. if you saw the crash or a dark-colored suv speeding through juniata you're asked to call the philadelphia police the a.i.d. division. live in north philadelphia jesse gary nbc 10 news. 5:33. also new from overnight people returning to their homes after a fire at their high raise apartment building in pennsauken camden county. nbc 10 was on the scene at the coop are river plaza apartments on north park drive. crews put out the fire as it
broke out just before midnight. a man faces charges for allegedly stabbing his wife and their 1-year-old daughter. police arrested stephen burton. he's facing charges that include aggravated assault. a neighbor tells nbc 10 that she heard danecia burton screaming inside her home on dallas street and west oak lane early yesterday morning. the neighbor rushed over to see what was going on. she saw stephen burton attacking his wife. >> she let me in she was leaning against the wall with her arm sliced up and all i could do was find paper towel to stop the bleeding. she told me to go check our daughter because he stabbed her, too. when i went upstairs the baby was laying in all her blood. >> horrible scene there. danecia burton had several stab wounds and police say stephen burton stabbed their 1-year-old daughter desiree in the stomach. both are still in critical condition. lock your car doors. that's what north town police
are telling residents to do. police set up flashing signs in parts of the town because, according to the "times herald" police are investigating dozens of car break-ins near the regatta circle apartments. the best way to not become a vehicle is lock your car doors and don't leave your keys in the ignition. it happened along swanson street and queen street in queen village. investigators tell us 18 vehicles had at least one tire slashed. >> some both tires and some just one tire. my jeep got slashed but i was fortunate that my bmw didn't. so that's a good thing. but i'm on call to a hospital. so not having a car would be a really bad thing. >> investigators say they really aren't sure exactly when that damage was done. neighbors tell us crews were out there all day yesterday changing tires and making repairs. 5:35. we now have surveillance
pictures of two robbers who tied up cvs employees over the weekend. take a good look at the men shown here going into the store in delaware county saturday night. they whacked in around closing time forced two employees into a back room and tied them up. the employees were not hurt. the robbers got away with some cash. contact police if you have any information. meantime police in burlington armed robbery at a cvs there. around 7:00 yesterday morning at the store on neck road near bustleton road in burlington. the suspect was armed, stole cash and took off. 5:36 now. happening today, profiling a promise zone. a philadelphia neighborhood stricken by poverty gets a closeup with the debut of a documentary now. a community group that mentors young people will screen the film at city hall this afternoon. stories from the promised zone is a snapshot of life in mantua. president obama tapped mantua to
receive federal revitalization dollars in 2013. we asked an interviewer for the documentary if process is being made? >> i think it's headed in the right direction. they are making new buildings. it looks nice. so i think it's getting better. >> yes, that documentary is created by teenagers in the mantua community. mayor nutter plans to comment on the film after seeing it at the screening. bill cosby's accusers are coming together. where dozens of those women can be seen and heard all at once. we'll show you. plus fire on the vegas strip. new information on these flames at a popular casino and hotel. bill? 71 degrees, 5:37. rain is still falling in philadelphia. some areas seeing showers and thunderstorms and a chance that you'll need your umbrella even into this afternoon. we'll see temperatures in the 80s today. we'll go through it hour by hour with the futurecast when we come back.
now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 20 minutes before 6:00. we've been watching the rain fall in philadelphia. it's tapering off quickly. it will not be an all-day rainfall but clouds will be around for much of the day. 71 degrees to start with. the storms have exited philadelphia. the heavier rainfall with showers and thunderstorms moving through southern delaware and into south jersey just approaching the shore. the hour by hour future weather shows showers into the 9:00 hour for delaware and south jersey and just a few spotty showers at 9:00 for much of the rest of the area. look at the clouds they will be thinning out. we'll get some breaks of sunshine. the clouds will be around for much of the day. that will hold our temperatures become and give us an opportunity of more showers as we go into the afternoon, possibly thunderstorms, that's 2:00 this afternoon. could see heavy weather in central new jersey and a few spots on the radar screen in
delaware will likely be firing up during the afternoon commute. we could see slowdowns saerl of ss as a result of that. look at the heavy rainfall in gloucester and camden counties into atlantic county. heat and humidity will be back starting tomorrow. i have the seven-day forecast when i come back in ten. all right, bill 5:41 right now. let's get you updated on your wet ride to work. you know you need your umbrella. you might need extra time. >> nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching the wet roads for us. >> it's probably a good idea to give yourself a little extra time. we are dealing with wet roadways. eastbound on 422 right around trooper road is typically where we see the delay. the drive time still an eight-minute trip there. no real problems from 29 up towards the schuylkill expressway. this is the eastbound side right in here. you can see the roadways are
wet, though. give yourself a little extra time just to be safe when heading out the door. the main-bergen county line 15-minute delays ten-minute delays for septa's newark line and patco, currently no delays or problems. towamencin, we are watching an accident scene on valley forge road and morris road. in kintnersville, downed tree between lehnenberg road and route 32. we'll have more wet roadways and cameras coming up in the next ten minutes. 5:42 right now. the courts will hold a hearing for accused murderer and mobster whitey bulger today. we'll tell you what his lawyers are asking for. and the donald is surging in the polls.
5:45. new information on a fire at a hotel swimming pool on the vegas strip. look at this. a rooftop pool at the cosmopolitan hotel re-opened one day after flames and smoke sent guests running. two people were treated for breathing in too much smoke. investigators are still looking for the cause of that fire. 35 women who have accused
comedian bill cosby of sexual assault are now on the cover of the latest "new york" magazine which hits shelves today. the issue features individual stories focusing on each victim's allegations against cosby along with a portfolio of portraits and group photos. the james "whitey" bulger case will head back to court today. bulger's lawyers are asking a federal appeals court in boston to overturn his racketeering con vicks. they will argue he didn't get a fair trial. a jury found bulger guilty of participating in 11 murders in the 1970s and 80s. a funeral will be held for a u.s. marine sergeant who was killed during an attack earlier this month in tennessee. sullivan is one of five service
members killed by a lone gunman later gunned down by authorities. following today's private funeral, sullivan will be laid to rest with full military hon hers at the massachusetts veterans memorial cemetery. the governor of louisiana says the man who killed two women during the movie theater shooting last week should have never been allowed to purchase a gun because of his history of mental illness. investigators say john houser legally purchased his gun last year in alabama. in 2008 court records show his family had him involuntarily committed to a hospital in georgia. >> individual is ranting and raving with the government things going on around the world. someone with this kind of history should have never been able to buy a gun. >> still not clear why his hospitalization didn't show up in the federal database. two people were killed before houser killed himself. so far, there's no clear motive. on to decision 2016 which
has become trump watch of late. donald trump's controversial comments could be helping him in the polls. look at this a new nbc news/maris poll shows trump leading the early presidential field in the state of new hampshire. 21% of gop voters are favoring trump, followed by jeb bush scott walker and john kasich. new jersey governor chris christie tied for fifth place. in iowa trump comes in second behind scott walker. trump made headlines. 16 republicans are seeking their party's presidential nomination. and on the democratic side five candidates running for the white house. front-runner hillary clinton campaigned in high wa over ed ined in iowa over the weekend and she had to answer questions about the use of a private e-mail server while she was secretary of state. >> very few issues about the 55,000 pages we're talking about, just four or fewer. >> late last week two inspectors
general asked the justice department to investigate clinton's use of e-mail. happening today, vice president joe biden and new york governor andrew cuomo are expected to make a pager announcement about upgrades to new york city area airports this comes months after the pair announced proposals to improve the city's airport. biden said laguardia airport felt like it belonged in a, quote, third world country. a safety deal worked out with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two dozen recalls of ram trucks. the trucks have defective steering parts that can cause drivers to lose control and previous repairs have been unsuccessful. fiat chrysler agreed to the buy back. owners also have the option of getting them fixed. a big game hunt continues in milwaukee, wisconsin this morning. look at this. police are still trying to find a lion on the loose. the city's been on alert ever
since cell phone video of the animal surfaced last week. over the weekend, people at a cookout say they spotted the lion and it wasn't alone. >> first there was one, then a baby came out. you know then it just looked for a little bit. i was really scared. >> and the milwaukee zoo says all of its lions are present and accounted for. police say they last saw the big cat early sunday morning. wow. happening today, north wildwood will host its 7th annual beach day for people with downs syndrome. the beach patrol and the 21 down nonprofit are hosting the event. the event is scheduled for lincoln avenue and the beach from 11:00 to 4:00. might see rain during that. bill? now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> tracy, the shore is certainly starting off with rain heavy downpours move through philadelphia. now it's into new jersey but this is what's ahead during much
of the day. see the clouds are already thinning out around the comcast center as the rain tapers off in philadelphia. 71 degrees. that's where we're holding. we've been at 71 since we went on air at 4:00 this morning. the clouds started to break a little bit in the pocono mountains. this is a view of camel beach. won't clear out completely but we'll get enough sunshine to warm into the 80s. there goes the rain from philadelphia just light rainfall. it's already cleared huntington valley, glassboro is getting light rain. there's the heavy rain and thunderstorm activity. it's a line that extends into southern delaware, cape may seeing some of the steadier showers now. into the atlantic city area. atlantic city could see thunder and lightning as well. a mostly cloudy day. the temperatures will climb into the 80s this afternoon. occasional showers and thunderstorms possible this afternoon but they're out of the picture for tomorrow. instead, it is heat and
humidity. 91 the high temperature on tuesday. and the temperatures keep on climbing. look at that 95 for wednesday. a steamier day on thursday. 94 will feel even hotter. wednesday with storms late day thursday and a break in the humidity. thatples could down but the temperatures are right back up into the 90s friday. 94 saturday and hot, humid conditions sunday. eight minutes before 6:00 right now. wet roads to contend with with your monday ride to work. >> let's see if problems are popping up out there because of that. nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> we are still dealing with the wet roads pretty much all across the board, the schuylkill expressway having flooding in some spots as well. we'll do a run-through of some of those areas right now. schuylkill expressway around city avenue headed westbound, that's the direction these headlights are going toward the king of prussia area. moving along but still wet
throughout the area. if we head out the door on 59 around cottman avenue, the southbound lanes are where we start to see the volume for the morning hours. just a tad busier than the northbound side. but still, everything moving along back to a different portion of the schuylkill expressway right around conshohocken avenue. starting to see volume as well. the vine street expressway doing okay. drying up just a touch. so if you're headed eastbound or westbound toordz the schuylkill expressway and 30th street station, that's typically where we see the volume earlier. everything moving along just fine. back to you, chris and tracy. as chris shows you, periscope, ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at nbc 10 news today? you can see for yourself. we had a contest about gas prices. >> they just watched, periscope is watching themselves, watching themselves on periscope now. that's at a level i can't comprehend. we try to give away gifts to our people on periscope. someone just won that lucky hat for naming the current national
average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas. >> because gas prices are dropping. that's why we asked. >> play along or ask us questions or just see what happens behind the scenes or watch me drop this thing, follow us on the periscope app. our address is nbc philadelphia. up next major league baseball has a new set of hall of famers. we'll introduce you to the new class which include a former philly. the nfl is tightening the rules when it comes to the game balls. we'll tell you how the league is trying to avoid another deflategate.
pedro martinez combined for nine cy young awards. craig beggio is a member of the 3,000 hit club. randy johnson, all 6'10" of him, spoke about what's missing now that his playing days are over. >> i no longer have fastball. i no longer have a bad mullet and my scowl is long gone. i'm so happy to be elected to the baseball hall of fame. >> looks like his scowl is still there. i don't know. the big unit. pedro martinez helped the red sox when their first world series in 86 years but finished his career with the phillies. the nfl will be keeping a closer watch on how its footballs are inflated now. no surprise. that report comes from espn. league officials will now compare pregame pressure readings with random halftime and postgame inspections. this new policy of course comes
in the wake of deflategate, the alleged football tampering by the new england patriots last season that resulted in some penalties for the patriots. >> we still have time for football but getting back to pedro martinez, finishing his career with the phillies. he was enthusiastic dancing around thanked everybody. then he did it in spanish, his native native language, part of it. >> he had more fun than randy johnson did perhaps? >> you're right. he still looks like he has a scowl on his face. you're watching nbc 10 news. nbc 10 news today at 6:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 breaking news. >> here's the breaking news we're following this morning. a man is shot in the arm during a home invasion in philadelphia's tacony neighborhood. we're live at the scene with information about the victim and the shooter. and heavy rain hits the delaware valley leaving lots of wet roads out there. >> and the rainfall is not over. here's a live look at the first alert radar.
we are tracking showers and thunderstorms this morning and this afternoon. so pack your umbrella. we do have you covered. it's just about 6:00 a.m. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. i was awakened early with thunderstorms out there and heavy rain in south jersey. let's get right to nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley with the forecast. >> the storms ripped through the area they're still going in new jersey. cape may is damp this morning. that's a view from the marquis de lafayette. thunder and lightning roll through delaware as well. it's now in southern delaware. that line of showers will be moving offshore. it's really tapered off in philadelphia. light rain falling in the city right now and into new jersey while it's mainly dry north and west. we will see clouds hang out for much of the day. we'll get breaks of snain and see the temperatures climb into the 80s. we'll be at 80 degrees by 11:00, 82 at 2:00. it won't be an all-day rainfall