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nbc 10 news starts now. >> the driver who led police on a two-hour two-state chase had a busy night. this morning we have new information about what happened to that driver overnight. doing more than shopping. police arrested this man inside a walmart for allegedly recording video under a woman's skirt. this may be just the start of their investigation. temperatures are heating up. today we should hit 90. as you'll see, it's only the beginning of a hot week ahead. it's 4:30. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. it even looks steamy out there this morning just looking at it. you can tell the humidity is back when you step outside. guess who else is back? >> bill henley. >> he is. >> he came back for another day. >> can't have one without the other. >> can't have humidity without henley. let me show you what's happening outside. the temperatures will be running higher throughout the day. it's warmer in philadelphia, at 76 degrees right now.
higher humidity. we're watching for areas of fog north and west. pottstown, visibility is under a mile right now. no serious fog in the immediate philadelphia area. you have to go to the pocono mountains, roxborough is fog-free. 76 in southeast philadelphia and 72 in northeast philadelphia. a warm start and a hot afternoon. the temperatures climbing, sunshine at 6:00 74 degrees, calm conditions and not much wind as the temperature climbs to near 80 degrees at 9:00 and bright, sunny skies. you'll need your sunglasses today. find a shady spot too. 86 degrees at noontime and clipping into the 90s during the afternoon. we'll go through it hour by hour with the futurecast when i come back in ten minutes. right now let's check in with jessica boyington and see how the roads are looking. hey, jessica. >> hey, bill. we're on 95 right now. things moving along nicely around girard avenue. southbound from woodhaven road up towards the vine street expressway, 13-minute trip right there.
you can see that in our cameras. everything still moving along fine for now. on the blue route, we'll check out the drive times there, 15 minutes whether you're headed northbound or southbound from 95 up towards the schuylkill expressway and currently no problems or delays for mass transit. new jersey transit septa and patco are fine for the morning. beale check in with new jersey roads and the airport coming up. chris? new video, shell casings lining a street in philadelphia's feltonville area. evidence markers are where the shell casings were. one of the three victims was inside a home when he was shot through the window. right now, police are looking for three men seen running through an alley in dark colored clothing. end of the road right here. skyforce 10 captured the crashing conclusion of a two-state police chase. >> the pursuit of a robbery suspect went back and forth over
bridges and between counties until police finally made the arrest. katy, this was a back and forth police pursuit that took a lot of coordination. >> yes, police agencies from two different states including highway patrol and you had a police chopper above. southwest detectives here they are coordinating this effort and they briefed us late last night. they say the suspect when he was arrested appeared more dazed and confused. he didn't say anything. shortly after midnight he was brought here to southwest detectives. here's video of that walk as police are escorting the suspect into the building. they tell us he is -- sources tell nbc 10 he's robert ritter from blackwood, new jersey. you can see the high-speed chase he led police on for over two hours last night. he drove the white van from oakland, new jersey where he was first spotted by police into philadelphia throughout the city including independence mall area then back to new jersey where he sped through a
crowded mall parking lot and once again back to philadelphia. philly police say he crashed near the airport after he tried to navigate a tight turn. >> this was a pursuit that lasted for over two hours, back and forth into two different states. could have been a lot worse. the areas where he's traveling, it's a monday night where there's not a lot of people on the road worked to our favor this evening. >> reporter: now police say that ritter is wanted for robbing a new jersey business with a shotgun. last night they considered him armed and dangerous throughout the entire pursuit. we're told once he's processed on charges here at southwest detectives, the philadelphia charges, he will be taken back to new jersey where he will be charged there. reporting live in southwest philadelphia, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> and that was really quite a chase that had police on the run for an hour and a half. check the nbc 10 mobile app for a closer look at how the chase unfolded. we've turned it into a time lapsed video. you can watch the entire
two-hour chase in six minutes. a federal judge in camden will sentence reputed mobster exas mortgage firm between 2007 and 2008. scarfo and palulo both were sentenced to several years in prison. francis auroro died in an accident. they are trying to find the owner, a local tattoo artist, a alberto vangas. >> it happened like that so quick. >> just before the crash, the
arroyo brothers rapped up six hours of repair work on a van for his son who has special needs. if you have information on max or know where to find alberto vangas police would like to hear from you. a health care firm is challenging a new state law that could change ambulance service. the new law will allow cooper university hospital in camden to run its own paramedic services. virtua has the current contract and it's suing the state over the law, clauming the law unfairly allows cooper to sidestep the process for awarding paramedic contracts. in burlington county a man faces charges after police say he was caught secretly shooting video up a woman's skirt. surveillance cameras caught the
suspect recording the video at the walmart in burlington township over the weekend. he confessed to taking the video for fun and said he does it all the time. he drives a truck for walmart. police believe there could be more victims. using a bir's eye view to investigate a fire. >> this is cool here. wait until you see the images taken by a drone flown high above this sprawling warehouse fire in north jersey. also ahead, leah still is a brave little girl who has everyone rooting for her. hear who she is challenging to a danceoff. 70 degrees at 4:37. a hot day ahead, your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when we come back. eeps their nuclear facilities. military sites can go uninspected. restrictions end after 10 years. then iran could build a nuclear weapon in two months. iran has violated 20 international agreements
you see a breeze the winds will be staying light through the day as the temperatures climb into the 90s this afternoon. 72 degrees right now. calm at northeast philadelphia airport. 81% humidity. that number will stay higher during the day today. satellite shows nothing more than a few scattered clouds at this time. we'll see a lot of sunshine today with no sign of showers or thunderstorms for today, we saw a few sprinkles in the last few hours overnight, mainly offshore of atlantic city. dry today but the heat is on. the humidity climbing 88 degrees this afternoon for the pocono mountains. look at allentown and reading, well into the 90s later today. bright sunshine for doylestown trenton and mt. holly and at the shore, it will be a warmer afternoon for atlantic city and cape may, 84 degrees. vineland up to 90 this afternoon. mostly sunny skies and noticeably higher humidity for westchester and williamstown 90 degrees, the high temperature,
up to 92 degrees in philadelphia. and the weekend is coming and that's going to be hot, too. today stand by to grab the sunglasses and find some shade or air conditioning if you can. hot and humid afternoon. afternoon temperatures into the 90s today and the weekend we will also see 90s. but there are changes ahead before we get to the weekend that's going to make that a bit more bearable. back with the seven-day forecast in ten minutes. there's a tease. >> i know. it's 4:41 time to check the drive for your morning commute. >> jessica boyington has a look at the roads for you. what are you seeing? >> we're seeing good drive times, cars moving around. we don't have a lot of incidents to talk about. the road work the ongoing construction being cleared out of the way earlier this morning. we're on 42 freeway in deptford new jersey. route 41 all traffic moving northbound nicely and still a five-minute drive time.
no problems on the bridges as pell. drive times in or out of the philadelphia area 95 to woodhaven road, no problems on the blue route from the schuylkill to 95. we have a great day ahead for flights. no problems or delays at the philadelphia international airport. mass transit doing just fine as well. tracy? 4:42. happening today, one of the 16 republican presidential candidates is coming to our ro cf1 o area. >> this as we learn just how much money is being spent on gop ads. next why the price tag is already higher than the last presidential campaign. plus the lengths some people will go to to try to see the pope. hear where one church group plans to sleep just to get close to the pontiff.
jersey we showed you last week. the north brunswick launched it to get a look at what remains of a warehouse as it continued to smolder. this is what the inferno looked like when it broke out last thursday. investigators are still trying to figure out how that fire started. virgin galactic spaceship 2,broke apart last halloween, the crash killing the co-pilot. the pilot parachuted safely but suffered serious injuries. the ntsb will release its final report in washington later this morning. 4:45. if you're headed out this morning knowing you'll have to dodge potholes on your drive to work or your train's always late because of track work brace yourself. things could soon get worse. that's because of congress. congress has until the end of this week to figure out a transportation bill or risk running out of money for roads and mass transit projects. the senate is trying to push through a longer term bill that
would cover costs for several years. >> we passed a five-month bill like some of our opponents are calling for here and in the house, we don't have time to fix any bridge. >> but if a bill isn't passed by july 31st, states will stop getting federal money during the summer construction season. decision 2016. republican presidential candidate scott walker will be in philadelphia today for a campaign visit. the wisconsin governor will be wrapping up his three-week presidential announcement tour. he's expected to meet with voters and planning to stop at pat's and gino's in south philadelphia. we're a week away from finding out who will be on stage in the first televised republican presidential dough bait. the network carrying the debate says it will only allow the top ten candidates in an average of national polls to participate. the debate will be in cleveland next thursday. competition for the ten debate slots could be fueling a surge in television ad spending. the gop cam panes and outside
groups backing them have spent nearly $8 million, compared to $1 million at this time of the last presidential election cycle. there are 16 gop candidates seeking the presidential nomination. on the democratic side the field is less crowded with five declared candidates in the race. no obvious cause of death. that's the finding of an initial autopsy on bobbi kristina brown. medical examiners began performing that autopsy on the daughter of bobby brown and the late whitney houston yesterday, the same day she passed away at a hospice center in georgia. the 22-year-old was found face down awn unresponsive in a bathtub at her home six months ago. the medical examiner's office says it could take several weeks to finish the complete autopsy and drm how she died. boston's bid to host the 2024 olympic games is officially over. the u.s. olympic committee dropped boston yesterday. that city's mayor said he would not be pressured into signing on as a host city. he said it would have put boston and taxpayers on the hook for any extra costs.
the deadline to officially nominate a city is september 15th. los angeles would likely be its pick if they want to stay in the race. beijing will learn if they will host the 2022 winter olympics. beijing is marketing itself as the reliable choice despite concerns about a lack of natural snow air pollution and government controversies. how about this you get to pick the flavor that hits store shelves first. >> that's the incentive a recently revived allentown soda company is offering before they resume connection. they picked the first eight. you get to pick the next one. the poll lets customers choose between 27 soda varieties. the most popular will pick hit shelves with others. a-treat shut down in january but a new company acquired it recently. find a link to the poll on nbc10.com.
now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> good chance that snow will be melting over the coming days as the temperatures store notoar, not only for philadelphia but into allentown, too. a little bit of a breeze but it won't be a cooling breeze today. it will be light. 76 degrees in philadelphia. that's a warmer start this morning. we're up by five compared to yesterday morning. we'll see bright sunshine today. right no you we are seeing the temperatures fall slowly under mostly clear skies. there's a bit of fog, though. we're tracking fog in pottstown, half a mile. it just got thicker in coatesville. zero visibility. hazleton also has zero visibility. that's down in just the last half hour. mt. pocono a mile and a quarter visibility. it won't last through the day. the fog will disappear as the temperatures climb and they will be climbing rapidly. you won't see showers and
thunderstorms today. most of the area staying dry today. there's hot, humid air that will be pushing into the area ahead of storms later this week. those are on track for thursday afternoon. today, sunny, hot and humid, low 90s today with a light wind. the humidity goes higher tomorrow as the temperatures climb into the middle 90s tomorrow afternoon. a steamy wednesday, a stormy thursday afternoon after the temperatures climb back into the 90s and high humidity thursday. by friday, 93 degrees and then less humid behind those storms and that lower humidity will continue into the weekend. you'll feel the difference. still going to be hot but it won't feel as bad for friday saturday and sunday. monday is a different story. the humidity returns and the temperatures will still be warming into the 90s. >> all right, bill ten minutes before 5:00 right now. yesterday we had a wet ride to work for a lot of people. we know at least it's dry out. >> that's one thing you have going for you. nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is here with what else you can
expect this morning. >> dry, construction projects picking up early and getting out of there. for right now we're doing okay. 422 around trooper road this is trooper road right in here. not a lot of volume but that's headed eastbound toward the schuylkill expressway where we'll start to see the jams later on in the morning. look at this drive time from 29 to the schuylkill expressway, about an eight-minute trip there. no problems headed westbound as well. 202, the drive times there, 11 minutes at the most if you're headed northbound or southbound from 30 up toward the schuylkill expressway. out in cherry hill new jersey still watching route 70 westbound with that ongoing construction. coming up in the 5:00 hour we'll check in with the schuylkill expressway. chris? >> my 3-year-old son's favorite traffic icon the digging excavator. love that one. thank you, jessica. we're learning more than a thousand people will lose their jobs thanks to the bankruptcy filing of a & p.
they operate 300 supermarkets under several names including pathmark and superfresh. they will close their least profitable stores. a & p is filing notices with the pennsylvania and new jersey departments of labor. it listed superfresh and a pathmark in philadelphia that will close in september. 151 people will lose their jobs there. eight stores will close in new jersey. that's 867 people out of work there. those eight stores are located in the northern and central parts of the state. acme agreed to buy a dozen local stores operated by a & p. that could save some jobs. a whole new audience will get to visit a mountain in this area. a developer recently completed the first phase of the trail for the mountain in kampton, hawk mountain trail.
the entire project should be completed in two years. happening today, debating the pros and cons of early education. ahead in the next half hour, that's the topic of discussion over universal pre-k. what the experts are saying on both sides of the issue. plus a big challenge from this brave little girl. wait until you see who leah still wants to take on in a danceoff. iran keeps their nuclear facilities.
five minutes before 5:00. two professional poker players are countersuing the borgata casino. phil ivy and his co-defendant filed a lawsuit last week. the players claimed borgata knew about defective cards and the casino destroyed the evidence. borgata claims the players took advantage of those defects.
ivy lost a similar suit last year. rowan college at burlington county is getting set for moving day. the community college is preparing to move from its original spot in pemberton to a new campus in mt. laurel because it can't afford both campuses. right now students at at both sites and the school does not have a time line for the transition. preparing for the pope. we've been reporting on the challenge of finding a place to stay for the pope's visit in september. one church group from north jersey has come up with an unusual plan. more than 200 members plan to spend the night sleeping on the floor of the philadelphia zoo. parents and children will sleep in zoo buildings that how's the bird and insect exhibits. may not be luxurious. organizers are fine with that. >> the zoo makes it more down to earth because it's more like a pilgrimage. we're in the going to be staying
in a hotel room with showers and continental breakfast. instead, we're sleeping with animals in order to see the pope. >> they plan to post pictures and videos on social media hoping pope francis takes notice. we are only 59 days away from the pope's visit to philadelphia. the pontiff gets here on september 26th for the last two days of the world meeting of families. count on nbc 10 to help you get ready for the papal visit. just tap on the nbc 10 mobile app and look for our special section called preparing for the pope. we'll tell you where you can see the pope and we'll stay on top of the transportation changes we need to know about. it's being called a healthy food crisis. one in five children in the u.s. younger than 6 does not have access to enough healthy food. that's why pennsylvania senator bob casey says he's introducing legislation that would increase eligibility for the federal child and adult care food program. the proposal would allow family child care homes to serve a third meal during the day for
eligible children. two of the sports world's favorite little girls may soon square off. >> their dads are professional athletes and they are getting into a little competition of their own. here's the story. the daughters of nba champion steph stef curry and leah still. leah won an espy award. 5-year-old leah is challenging 3-year-old riley to a dance competition. to mark the occasion her mother posted a video to instagram. devon still posted a video of the challenge. >> you think you're better than me? i challenge you to do the whip. >> to do the whip! if this epic danceoff happens, don't be surprised if it goes viral. both of those girls are super
cute. >> that is going to be something. >> yes. >> i think vai sikahema will do the whip nae nae for us in about an hour or so. >> that would be good. >> i put him on the spot now. he has to perform now. >> you're watching nbc 10 news. nbc 10 news today at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 news starts now. flashing lights and that flipping van. a suspect led away in handcuffs. this morning, we're following new developments in a police chase that crisscrossed two states and three counties. >> killed in a hit and run crash, this morning we're hearing from the family of the victim, plus new details about the man police say was behind the wheel. >> as we take a live look outside at the comcast center in center city, no rain falling but we're starting out warm. we'll end the day reaching into the 90s. this is just the start of a trend that could last days. we saw the seven-day a few minutes ago.
it will be hot for the foreseeable future. good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. 74 degrees already at 5:00 a.m. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center to talk about this heat. bill? >> it's not just the heat it's also the humidity which is noticeably higher this morning and has led to areas of fog, thickening fog at this hour down to 2 1/2 miles of visibility in blue bell. look at coatesville, zeros havability right now there. down to just under two miles in pottstown. thick fog also started to descend on tom's river. half a mile visibility there. the temperatures climbing will do away with the fog and they will be climbing. they'll soar this afternoon. 82 degrees at 10:00 after we start in the middle 70s. not a bad start but a quick warmup through the morning by 1:00 this afternoon, 87 degrees and still climbing. the hot weather forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i come back in ten minutes. right now let's see how the traffic is