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this is nbc 10 news first alert weather. >> dangerous heat and humidity are in the forecast for today. an excessive heat warning will be in effect. be careful if you're going to be outside. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. we are off to a warm start already this morning. let's get to meteorologist bill henley tracking that heat wave in his first alert forecast. good morning, bill. >> we've issued a first alert because of the high heat that's going to be hotter this afternoon than it was yesterday when we reached into the 90s. dangerous levels especially when you consider the high humidity will be with us for most of the day. then the air quality, that's on the poor side. it's gng to beoing to be at greatest
risk for people with asthma and other respiratory diseases. temperatures in the 60s and 70s. pottstown 69 degrees. 10 degrees warmer in philadelphia. that's just to begin with. add sunshine, you get this 76 degrees at 6:00. by 9:00 low 80s, 90 degrees and climbing at lnch time today. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back in ten minutes. >> as bill just said there's a heat warning issued starting today at noon. >> that warning will be in effect through tomorrow night. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in center city to tell us what this means for people out there. katy? >> reporter: it means those who are most at risk for heat-related illness, very young children and the elderly, they should stay inside especially during the heat of the day. for everyone else you should drink plenty of water. on days like today and tomorrow expect to see higher crowds of seniors at local senior centers. anyone 55 and older is welcome.
many who go are in the most vulnerable population. at the west oak lane location they have plenty of water accessible, the air conditioning is on high and there are low stress activities to help keep people's minds off the extreme weather outside. >> when it gets hotter, people will stay a little longer. we'll get a few more people coming in because it's too hot or they want to the save on energy. it's a great place to do it. >> saving on energy is a big concern for seniors. en in on a fixed income. coming up in the next half hour we will look at tips on how you can save on energy during these extremely hot days today and tomorrow. roaring live in center city katy zachry nbc 10 news. 4:32. today, the philadelphia city council is teaming up with walmart stores for a tenth annual fan giveaway event. today's event will ensure that 500 fans are given to some of the city's most vulnerable residents. it will happen later this
morning at the martin luther king older adult center. since 2007 more than 5,000 fans have been distributed to seniors across the city. you can stay on top of the forecast and get alerts of any severe weather suddenly moving in. download our free nbc 10 news app for smartphones and tablets. back to the scene of breaking news in philadelphia's bustleton section where a man is pinned, at least partially, beneath a freight train. this is a live picture from the scene there. photo journalist pete cain. we may have learned in the past few minutes they've had success trying to free the man. we're trying to verify that information now. at least the man's leg was caught underneath the engine of the train. he was alert and talking. they've been working on this for about an hour now, trueing to get the guy out. it's not clear how severe his injuries are or what he was doing on the tracks. we'll keep you posted on that. there's no impact to traffic in the area of grant avenue and
bustleton. >> let's find out if there's anything going on around the roads. >> chris and tracy, we did have earlier closures as a result of that man trapped. we'll keep you updated as well. we have a three-car crash on callo callowhill street. the vine looks okay right now. on 295 around the black horse pike we earlier did have ongoing construction closing this off ramp right here. we did see a car travel through the area. otherwise we're losing the left-hand lane on either side with the ongoing construction. southbound from 38 up to this point at the black horse pike still a 13-minute drive time. heading out the door on the 42 freeway as well everything is greene, nice and moving. northbound from 55 up towards the walt whitman bridge. we'll check in with mass transit coming up in the next ten
minutes. 4:35. happening today, seth williams will hold his third community walk of the summer. williams and his outreach team will join police in meeting with citizens in northern liberty. the walk will start this afternoon at 5:30. philadelphia police reunited a young boy with his therapy dog. the dog was missing following a hit and run crash that injured his father and killed his uncle. the arroyo family tells us a neighbor called police after finding max the dog and an officer brought him home. here's max with the officer and osvaldo arroyo who was hurt in that hit and run and here's max in bed with his 12-year-old son. they added out around 10:30, made a u-turn when a mitsubishi suv broadsided their sedan.
they are trying to find the owner of the suv, alberto vangas, a local tattoo artist. >> they're beginning to get him. i don't believe it. it happened like that. >> arroyo's grieving mortgage and family say they have faith that the police will catch up to the braver. if you know where alberto vangas is, police want to hear from you. 4:36. preparing for the pope when you're pregnant. >> some expected moms are worried about the pope's visit and how that could impact their trip to the hospital. and hot dog, literally. hear how strangers sprung into action after someone left a dog inside a sweltering car. 70s to start with heading into the 80s at the shore but the hot weather is beginning to be even hotter than it was yesterday inland. that's a live view of cape may, which is dry at this hour. 78 degrees at 4:36.
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> hot humid conditions on the way for today. this morning though we're starting off in the 60s and 70s. the heat hasn't hit just yet but it will be a hotter afternoon. with high humidity it will combine to make temperatures feel oppressive this afternoon. you'll feel like it's closer to 100 degrees today and tomorrow. but then later tomorrow i'm tracking showers and thunderstorms that will bring some relief as we head toward the weekend. 70 in doylestown. philadelphia, 79 agrees and 73 in cape may. a few scattered clouds overhead. no sign of any showers. don't expect to see showers in philadelphia, though i can't rule out an isolated shower popping up in south jersey or into delaware. very little to no wind this morning. it's a light breeze in philadelphia. most of the area is calm but there are some winds out of the
southwest above building level and those are the winds that are going to help heat things up during the day today. satellite shows us nothing but sunshine for today as we are in the clear. just over an hour's time the sunshine will be up and the warming process will begin. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back in ten minutes. >> you heard it there. the sun will come up this õ e heading out on the roads. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is jumping into play. >> she caused a traffic jam there trying to get out of bill's way. >> the vine street expressway around 24th street really doing great so far. the westbound lanes, if you're headed towards the schuylkill expressway 30th street station perhaps, you'll be just fine. the westbound drive times, three minute. hardly anything from 95 from the schuylkill expressway eastbound doing okay as well.
still following the three-car crash on callowhill street. take the vine street expressway or spring garden to get through the airy. you'll do just fine. moving out the door on 202, 11 minutes northbound or southbound from 30 up towards the schuylkill expressway. currently no problems or delays for mass transit. tracy? 4:41. preparing for more than the pope. >> some moms to be are worried about how the papal visit will impact their delivery plans. plus this -- >> i'd like to see how you're feeling. >> very good. >> very good. this brave young man has a second chance and his life altering surgery happened in philadelphia.
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rescuers have been trying to free a man whose leg or foot is pinned beneath a freyg train. this is a live view from straight down the tracks from photo journalist pete cain. it's such a distant shot that we can't see exactly what's going on. earlier the man was said to be alert and conscious. no idea how he wound up on the tracks or what the extent of his injuries are. they're still working to free the i go. we'll keep you posted and let you know as the situation changes this morning. 4:44. more breaking news from center city and this is a live picture of an accident that jessica has been talking about along callowhill between 20th and 21st street. a car slammed into two parked cars. there are two injuries from the people who were in the car that slammed into the two other cars. callowhill is closed between 20th and 21st. from our south jersey bureau
now, police say the man who terrorized drugstore employees at gunpoint and carjacked a priest last month is now in custody. investigators tell us donald hart is this man here. they say he was also seen in surveillance video dressed as a construction worker at the rite-aid in haddonfield. he got away after carjacking the retired priest. the priest's car was dumped a couple blocks away. >> i think everyone was really shocked and it put fright into a lot of the people that lived here. >> hart is charged with robbery carjacking and aggravated assault. he's in camden county jail. preparing for the pope. how to move around philadelphia during the pontiff's visit in september is especially vital to expected mothers and local hospitals. the city is hearing from pregnant women who fear what is expected to be papal gridlock in center city and for some avoiding center city is not an option. mark ross with the hospital
association of pennsylvania says his grupp has been planning and doctors and nurses will be sleeping in hospitals if necessary. ross added that any woman delivering a baby will have access to the care she needs. >> people that need care in our facilities will be able to get care in our facilities. if women are in labor, they need to get to the hospital. we will make every effort to make sure they are comfortable and at their usual facilities. >> we found out that hospitals are rescheduleing elective procedures also medical helicopters will be able to fly during the papal visit just in case. stay up to date on the preparations for the pope's visit and world meeting of families by downloading the free nbc 10 app for your smartphone and tablet. happening today, there's a new push to find the people responsible for shooting down malaysia airlines flight mh-17 over ukraine. the united nations security council will discuss a resolution to set up an international criminal court to
deal with this case. russia is expected to veto the resolution. ukraine and western leaders suspect a missile fired by russian soldiers or russian-backed rebels in ukraine brought that plane down. this morning there is outrage online and around the world after an american hunter a dentist from minnesota, killed a beloved lion in africa. he was a recognizable black mane, there he goes there. conservation officials say cecil was kill after being lure from the safety of a game preserve. the outrage over the killing is echoed by jeff flocken from the international fund for animal welfare. >> the big picture what does it say we're killing lions for sport when we know they're threaten for extknq%=99ñ an animal in fierce decline. >> the man responsible is life-long hunter walter palmer. he hired professional guides and
secured all the proper permits. in zimbabwe national parks authority charged two men with palmer with poaching. we're hearing from the woman who has become the first female coach in nfl history. dr. jen welter is no stranger to the game. she played 14 seasons of pro women's football and played alongside men as a running back for texas revolution in the indoor football league. >> i want little girls to grow up knowing that when they put their minds to something, when they work hard, that they can do anything. >> before starting her professional football career welter earned a doctorate in psychology while playing rugby at boston college. with hot temperatures like we're expecting today, you don't want to leave your pets in a car. keep them at home in the air conditioning. >> absolutely. it's a mistake a lot of people make, though, leaving their dogs and pets in cars.
a hairdresser came to the aid of this bulldog that was left inside a car. the hairdresser called police to unlock the door after the owner didn't come back for a while. when animal welfare authorities came to the scene, they estimated it was 125 degrees inside that car. >> she was a little out of it. a little kind of drunken. we took her out on here poured water on her, she drank a little bit. she was just a little stunned. >> the owner was angry that the hairdresser interfered. the spca is investigating whether to charge the woman with animal cruelty. with the hot weather you'll say no way when you hear this story. eight months after a major snowstorm hit buffalo, there's still snow that hasn't been melted. >> no way. >> according to experts, the snow is being insulated from the
summer sun by soil that's covering it. i still say no way. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> ten minutes before 4:00. we're getting a warmer start this morning and it will be a hot afternoon. i've issued a first alert for our area for excessive heat later today. we're looking at clear skies right now. sunshine will be bright and the temperatures warming from 79 degrees into the middle 90s this afternoon. look at the humidity at 84%. you'll see plenty of sunshine. this view from the comcast center phone a cool spot if you can. the temperatures will feel hotter than yesterday. yesterday was up to 93 degrees. today it will feel like it's closer to 100. 67 though in pottstown. there are lower temperatures, low 70s for harrison township and mullica hill. currently 72 degrees in turnersville, 71 in washington township. so a muggy start this morning and clear skies for today. but i am tracking some showers and thunderstorms. you can see them moving into the
midwest. that's the storminess that will bring us relief late tomorrow and into friday. behind those storms is much drier air. you'll feel the difference not today, not tomorrow but friday. the storms approaching tomorrow morning into western pennsylvania. could see an isolated shower to start with. but the main event will be during the day, noontime those showers to our west will be moving through the area during the afternoon and into the evening commute. you can see them in delaware and south jersey. hold as we go into tomorrow night. for today, though, steamy conditions. 88 for mt. pocono middle 90s for allentown reading and quakertown. sunshine will be right with scattered clouds and 90s for trenton, mt. holly and norristown. along the coastline on the beach, it will be in the 80s for atlantic city cape may and rehoboth. just inland those temperatures into the 90s including vineland up to 93 this afternoon.
93 for swedesboro, 94 in drexel hill and philadelphia. let's get you updated on your ride to work. we know that one problem, that crash on callowhill. >> nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington watching the roads for us. jessica? >> yes, chris and tracy, we're on 95 where things are moving. around girard avenue you can see a southbound drive time of about 13 minutes from woodhaven road up towards the vine street expressway. that's right here the southbound lanes you can see moving along just fine. northbound no problem. we are losing the left-hand lane for ongoing construction around cottman avenue as well. things are still moving as well on the blue route which we can see right here. the cars are green. 14 minutes headed northbound or southbound from 95 up towards the schuylkill expressway. still watching again, that three-car crash that's closing callowhill street between 20th and 21st. your best bet, take the vine street expressway or spring
garden. the vine street expressway no volume there. chris and tracy. >> happening today, it's still july at least for a couple more days. a philadelphia organization is already thinking about how to get school splas to children in foster care. the they'll begin their backpack challenge today at dillworth park. the challenge is to collect nearly 6,000 backpacks and other supplies between today and september 4th. all of those will go to the 5,000 children in philadelphia who are in foster care. as we've been tolling you, the summer heat does become down right dangerous on days like today. just ahead, we'll tell you how one senior keeps cool and make sure his neighbors do the same. this young man doesn't just have a second chance, he's also part of a history-making operation. you'll see what doctors at children's hospital of philadelphia did and how zion is doing.
four minutes before 5:00 on this wednesday morning. now to decision 2016. hillary clinton will visit pennsylvania today. the democratic presidential front-runner plans to appear at a fund raiser in scranton this afternoon. clinton's father was born in scranton. bob casey is a co-host of that fund-raiser. an event will be hold in collingswood tonight. chris christie will be stumping in new hampshire today. there are five candidates seeking the democratic presidential nomination and the republican field is more crowded with 16 candidates running for president. chris? a lawyer for republican presidential candidate donald trump is apologizing today for a comment he made while defending trump against old rape allegations. here's what that lawyer reportedly told the daily beast, quote, you're talking about the front-runner for the gop presidential candidate as well as a private individual who
never raped anybody and, of course, understand that by the very definition, you can't rape your spouse. the lawyer made those comments in response to an article that represented allegations of trump then raping his then wife ivana, in 1989. ivana issued a statement saying the rape allegations are totally without merit. a young boy now has a new set of hands, thanks to doctors from children's hospital of philadelphia. >> the transplant is a first of its kind. >> zion how are you feeling? >> very good. >> very good. 8-year-old zion harvey told doctors he feels very good. the baltimore boy survived an infection as a toddler but it cost him his hands and feet.
zion had a double hand transplant. he asked his extended family to stand. >> stand up for me please. >> you want them to stand up. okay. >> i want to thank you guys for helping me through this bumpy road. >> the donor family chose to stay anonymous. doctors expect zion's new hands will grow with him. he will need a lot of physical therapy. he says he's looking forward -- the thing that he's looking forward to the most is holding his little sister. >> he said holding his little sister and throwing a football. think about that something that we all take foreign grated. i want to clarify, too. the double hand transplant has been performed many times before but this is the first time on a patient this young. >> right, right.
you're watching nbc 10 news. nbc 10 news today at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. this is nbc 10 news first alert weather. >> a summer scorcher today. temperatures will climb well into the 90s. we've issued a first alert because of the heat and humidity that will create dangerous conditions across our area. just in the past few minutes we've learned that the man trapped beneath this freight train in philadelphia has been freed. that breaking news we've been following now for an hour out of the bustleton section of the city. the man has been freed. we're live on the scene with an update on that. good morning, welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. a steamy start, let's get you updated with meteorologist bill henley inle first alert weather center. >> you are right about that the humidity is high and the temperatures are running warmer. i have issued a first alert for dangerous heat and high humidity will combine to make it feel like it's in the upper 90s, hotter than yesterday. the steaminess yes, and for air
quality on top of that, it's going to be a challenging day. the temperatures right now, not looking bad. 60s for much of pennsylvania 68 in pottstown, 68 in reading. look at the 70s for wilmington. 79 in philadelphia and 70 degrees in millville. we're starting off in the 70s but headed for the 90s today. it will be a quick warmup too. 6:00, 76 agrees and mid 66 degrees. got your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back in ten minutes. >> with that dangerously high heat and the oppressive humidity today, members of the elderly population are most at risk. our older friends and neighbors. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in center city to explain how one man is helping keep his neighborsí ñ safe. katy? >> reporter: chris, that's right. many seniors are on fixed incomes. blasting air conditioning on days like today and tomorrow is just not an option which is why you'll find the crowds pretty