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up. good morning i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. when you step outside a warm blanket of humidity waiting on you. meteorologist bill henley warned us it would be like that this morning. he is here with his first alert forecast. >> it's going to feel sticky all day long and temperatures back in the 90s this afternoon, but the humidity that is higher this morning and going to stay higher that is going to make for some dangerous heat during the afternoon hours. that steaminess will break once storms roll through later today. there is a potential however for strong thunderstorms. potentially severe weather later today. right now it is dry. 78 degrees and by 9:00 81. upper 80s and still climbing at lunch time today. showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. your hour-by-hour future cast when i come back in ten minutes. right now, let's take a look at the traffic and see what challenges lay ahead. jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. we are still dealing with ongoing construction where we have the off ramp at spring garden street off the schuylkill
expressway closed. now that is actually preventing any access to the schuylkill expressway westbound. the eastbound side is doing just fine. you can see the road closed signs here so no access to the westbound schuylkill. take girard to the schuylkill expressway just for right now and they also have local detour signs posted throughout the area. we are still dealing with 11 minute drive him heading westbound from the vine street expressway toward the blue route and eastbound side of the schuylkill expressway from the blue route up to the vine 12 minutes there. no problems on 95. 15 minute trip there from the schuylkill up to the vine street expressway. mass transit no problems or delays so far. indicted. longtime congressman chalk a fa talk of philadelphia is accused of bribing and stealing money intended for charity and dates back to his failed race for
mayor in philadelphia in 2007. the indictment alleges his misuse of congressional influence and misspending of taxpayer money and charitable donations. it includes allegations about a wealthy supporter's secret million dollar campaign loan and taking a bribe from a lobbyist who wanted to be an ambassador. nbc10's monique braxton is live outside fattah's congressional office in winfield. >> reporter: federal investigators started investigating congressman chalkka fattah after they say he received what they are calling a million dollar loan that was unlawful to support his 2007 campaign for mayor and after losing the mayor's race investigators say fattah paid back 400,000 and when the lender wanted the rest authorities say fattah stole grants to repay the loan. in another alleged scheme they
say he hand delivered a note to president obama to secure a ambassadorship for a lobbyiest for vederman. a porch owned by the congressman's spouse nbc10 anchor renee chenault-fattah. prosecutors say the couple took the money but never actually gave the car to vederman and used that money for closing costs on a pocono's vacation home soon thereafter. the congressman says he has done nothing wrong and vows to stay in office and fight the charges. >> it's important to my constituents that this man not be a distraction in terms of my work and i'll try not to have it be a distraction. >> reporter: in the final scheme prosecutors also say karen nicholas ceo of fattah's nonprofit occasionally group, got $50,000, a federal grant for
an education program, higher education program that never happened. count on nbc10 to stay on top of the ongoing investigation, as well as bring you any developments as they happen. live now from winfield monique braxton, nbc10 news. fattah is serving his 11th term in congress. yesterday he announced he is recusing himself on the house appropriations committee. he grew up in west philadelphia and his roots for the city is deep and he was at this launch party in center city for the big bothers and big sisters resource center a center funded in part of fattah's help. now lead prosecutors are thinking funding could be harder to come by with fattah under investigation. in a statement, fattah said he stepped down from his community leadship role but he insisted the charges would not distract
him from his work for the district. the indictment points to his wife nbc10's news anchor renee chenault-fattah as being involved in part of the alleged crimes but she is not criminally charged and she so leave from the station. you can read the entire indictment for yourself at our nbc10 news app. a car was ripped in half after hitting a tree last night. it happened before midnight on red lion road near san meyer lane in the bustleton section of the city. police say the car is one of the worst they have seen. >> reporter: investigators here tell me it's hard for them to stomach the damage. they say this is where the car initially hit the curb. you can see skid marks and debris here. as we move around the police car you can see the wreckage. police say that they believe the car was going so fast it became
airborne after hitting the curve and then slammed into this tree. the car literally sliced in half from the impact. investigators believe the group inside was drag racing when they navigated a tight turn on san meyer road which is off red lion road and say it happened around midnight. this morning, three people inside that car are dead and one is in extremely critical condition. >> we have to be very careful when we are out here driving and being aware who you're getting in the car with and who the driver is that you're getting in the car with because you could have an incidence such as this that happens and families tonight will be very, very devastated at this loss of life. >> reporter: police say they are working to confirm the identities of the people involved and pass them on to us. right now, we know one of the victims is 17 years old and the three others are in their late teens or early 20s. reporting live in the northeast, katie zachary, nbc10 news. 4:36 and 78 degrees outside.
look looks like the phillies ace is out of here. >> yes he is headed for texas heat apparently. phillies pitcher cole hamels being traded to the rangers days after pitching that no-hitter. we have fan reaction coming up. plus we will tell you what made an angry crowd attack uber drivers and their cars outside a busy airport. humidity is back for another round of high heat this afternoon. right now, a steamy 78 degrees in philadelphia. hour-by-hour future cast just ahead. iran keeps 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 and is the leading state sponsor of terrorism.
which is one degree cooler than yesterday and that is one of the few spots philadelphia international is running a little bit cooler. seeing a few isolated showers in upper montgomery county and most of the immediate philadelphia area is dry, however it's to the west that a line of showers moving through western pennsylvania that is the change it will feel later today. those showers and thunderstorms could turn severe in our area later today. future cast hour-by-hour 7:00 this morning an isolated shower moving through and the clouds break for sunshine and the heating begins. we will be in the upper 80s by lunch time. we will be watching this line of showers this morning. look how it fires up at 1:00 this afternoon and allentown and reading and then moves into philadelphia during the afternoon commute. that's at 5:00 this afternoon. wilmington, philadelphia trenton will see showers and some thunderstorms. the potential for some damaging winds. the forecast is calling for a hot one today and humid too. but for those storms later today, temperatures in the 90s
today and into the weekend. seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. it's about 20 minutes until 5:00 now. hopefully, nothing to slow you down out there as you hit the road for your thursday morning. >> fingers crossed. let's check in with jessica boyington. we are on the vine street expressway. things moving along nicely. not even a car in sight so westbound right here headed towards the schuylkill expressway if you're taking the two left lanes here maybe taking the exit on to the 30th street station everything still moving along. three-minute drive time from 95 up towards the ske. schuylkill expressway. no problems there. if you're heading out the door all of those road work patches clearing out of the way. 22 at the most or 23-minute trip from route one up towards valley forge. no problems on 95 and the schuylkill expressway. the blue route southbound from the schuylkill expressway doing fine with a 15 minute trip. up next we will have more on the impending cole hamels
trade. >> including what fans are saying about that. are they happy with the prospects the phils are getting? we will find out. he is accused of leading police in a wild chase through south jersey in philadelphia back and forth between both. now his ex-girlfriend is talking about how she knew it was him behind the wheel. a message his patients for a minnesota dentist who is accused of killing an hunting a lion in zimbabwe.
from a no-hitter to a new home. according to many sources, the phillies traded pitcher cole hamels to the texas rangers last night in exchange for several players including three star prospects. he is the first pitcher in baseball history to be traded directly after throwing a no-hitter with which he did saturday against the cubs. hamels is third all-time in strikeouts for the philadelphia, pennsylvania behind hall of famer steve carlton and robin roberts and named the mvp in the
2008 world series. after delivering the city a world series trophy after three decades. >> i was planning to go down to see his last start and then they switched that. >> this is ridiculous! this is ridiculous! cole hamels is like a part of phillie. it's crazy. >> he is not worth the money. he got a no-hitter, so what? >> what about the world series? >> it's over. he is going to be going down as one of the best pitchers in phillies history but it's time to move on. the rebuilding and no point having a 31-year-old on a team that is not going to -- let him go somewhere where he can actually win a world series. >> nice to see the fans held back here. you can check out more of cole's history with the phils and what the phillies are getting with that trade at nbcphiladelphia.com. preliminary hearing is happening today for the 22-year-old pottstown man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend.
zachary ludwig will face a montgomery county judge this afternoon. investigators say earlier this month he lured the victim outside of his home before shooting and killing him. also today a woman who pleaded guilty to murder will be sentenced in philadelphia. brittany young admitted to her part in the shooting death of micah fisher in 2015. he was shot on his 26th birthday while sleeping at a house on north broad street. police say he was an innocent bystander. a dramatic scene earlier this week outside the mexico city airport. an angry crowd attacked uber drivers. the ride sharing service says between 12 and 10 and 12 cars were damaged in the attack. the organized taxi drivers of mexico, a union campaigning against uber, has denied involvement in this. a man narrowly escaped injury all caught on camera. joel moran was minding his business pumping gas in maine on sunday when out of nowhere and
out of control suv slams into his car. moran jumped out of the way just in time. amazingly, no one was hurt. menace to the society. >> only on nbc10 new allegations against the man accused of leading police on a two hour chase through philadelphia and new jersey. philadelphia police say robert ridder violated a domestic violence restraining order against his ex-girlfriend last month. a week before he was caught on surveillance stealing underwear in brooklawn. the single mother said ridder threatened to kill her and burn her house down. he was caught on video twice this month tampering with her home security cameras. >> he would try to cover them with cups and just everything. finally, he decided, you know, i'm just going to come and cut the wire. >> his ex-girlfriend says if it wasn't for police making the arrest, she would still be fearing for her life.
an ohio police officer will be arraigned on murder charges today in the shooting death of a driver during a traffic stop. ray tensing was a university of cincinnati police officer and accused of killing samuel dubose for failing to have a license plate. surveillance says body camera of that incident does not back up tensing's version of the event. he was given a bottle of alcohol when asked for his license. the officer says he shot into the car when dubose tried to run over him but the county prosecutor said that did not happen. >> if he is starktting to roll away seriously, let him go! you don't have to shoot him in the head! >> reporter: the university of cincinnati fired tensing from his job. following that indictment dozens of university of cincinnati, the people there on campus, took part in a black
lives matter rally. after the rally the crowd marched through the streets of cincinnati. democratic presidential hopeful hillary clinton has agreed to appear before a house committee panel later this year surrounding the 2012 attacks in benghazi. they say she will be questioned about the attacks and the unusual e-mail arrangement she used when she was secretary of state. the u.s. ambassador and three other americans died during that september 11th attack in benghazi. now up to the u.s. senate to shore up that critical transportation bill. today lawmakers in the is in the take up the bill that the house overwhelmingly approved last night. the new legislation would serve as a three-month extension to shore up federal highway aid. the fund would be replenished with $8 billion which is enough money to keep highway and transit aid flowing to the states through the middle of december. the senate has until friday to pass the house's bill. the minnesota dentist is in
hiding this morning after killing a lion in zimbabwe. he sent a letter to their patients telling them they should find health care elsewhere1vk "t$e reportedly paid 50,000 to track and kill cecil, the most famous animal in zimbabwe's national park. palmer claims his hunt was legal. one of his guides is now facing poaching charges. ten minutes before 5:00. about an hour before sunrise. it's already steamy this morning. that's a clear view across the delaware. it's going to be a sunny view to start with but there will still be clouds around and we could see showers later this morning but big chance we will see storms later today. right now, 78 degrees. the humidity 81%. and the temperatures will be climbing with some sunshine. not as sunny as yesterday. this is a dry view from here at the nbc10 news studios and that will change during the day.
satellite images shows a few scattered clouds and isolated shower in the area. this is the main event later today. showers and thunderstorms moving in from the west could bring damaging winds to the area as they race through during the afternoon hours. you'll see them in lancaster and reading and allentown. that is early this afternoon. and during the evening commute for philadelphia trenton and wilt. then the storms move out and things for tomorrow. today, very steamy conditions. hot and humid. the temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s but thanks to the very high humidity it's going to feel like 96 or 97 degrees in philadelphia this afternoon. storms later today and then here comes a cooler change for tomorrow. 69 in the morning. a cooler start. still hot in the afternoon but with less humid conditions it's going to feel a lot better on friday. and the humidity stays down as we go through the weekend. bright sunny skies and 92 saturday and sunday. humidity climbs with the temperature monday and tuesday. hot, humid conditions on
wednesday with a high of 91. nine minutes before 5:00 on if you're getting out the door and hitting the roads, let's check them so you know what you're up against. >> jessica boyington is always surveying her fine network of cameras back there and looking for problems popping up. anything yet? >> we are starting to see some brake lights through a work zone on the 42 freeway in new jersey. right from our cameras stationed near the new jersey turnpike. you can see brake lights up ahead and these are the northbound lanes. before that 295, 42 merge. a five minute drive time if you're on 42. we don't have much in terms of traffic and vehicles in the area. 55 towards the walt whitman bridge doing okay with a five minute trip. 95 through delaware moving along there and cars are green so moving. 11 minutes at the most heading northbound from 295 up towards 49 5 and no problems for mass transit so far for the transit and more drive times coming up
in ten minutes. still ahead one of the region's longest serving congressman is indicted. chaka fattah is accused of participating in schemes and five years of illegal activity. coming up at 5:00 what is he exactly accused of, along with reaction. welcome to fort green sheets. welcome to castle bravestorm. it's full of cool stuff, like my second in command... and my trusty bow. and free of stuff i don't like. and in my castle we only eat chex cereal. chex cereal. it's full of delicious crunchability.
homeowners are starting to clear away piles of debris this morning after powerful storms strike minnesota. a number of mobile homes were damaged but no reports of any injuries. it's a balancing act between staying safe in the excessive heat and still enjoying a summer day. most kids in summer camps across the region have to head inside early to beat the heat. it's just too dangerous for campers to stay out all day long and the same day. they are staying in the shade to
beat the heat. >> sunscreen and gatorade and a shirt to keep the sun off him. >> if we see their face red we tell them to get a drink of water. >> on days like these, many suggest staying in the shade or air-conditioning and important to give the elderly and pets er hanging up on a caller who was trying to save a teen that later died. i'm not going to deal with this that was dispatcher matthew sanchez hanging up on a friend of a 17-year-old shooting victim. that victim died from his injuries. the albuquerque police chief has launched an internal investigation. aaa says delaware drivers need to slow down and pay better attention behind the wheel. they say the delaware office of
highway safety reported an above average number of road deaths over the past three months. statewide there were 34 deaths between may and june. crashes have killed 62 people this year. aaa says too many drivers report engaging in dangerous behavior including running red lights and driving while tired and texting on their cell phones. 1-2-3! >> there it is! we told you this would happen yesterday morning and it did. a banner welcoming pope francis now hangs in center city and unveiled yesterday outside the cathedral. they are displaying religious relics also. philadelphia of course is not the only city preparing for a visit from the pope. not the only u.s. city that is. francis will also address congress when he visits
washington, d.c. the first stop on his u.s. visit. seats to see him there in congress they are hard to come by. yesterday, the house voted to limit those allowed into the chamber on september 24th to 11 categories of people. that is six fewer than normal. who gets in? members of congress. the president and vice president, of course. supreme court justices. current officers of the house. the librarian. congress and the department heads. music and choreography coming to the ppl park today. seven of the world's greatest marching ensembles are scheduled to perform there. they will compete in a tour of champions. among those there the ten time world champion cadets from allentown. also happening today, philadelphia city officials host ago ground breaking ceremony for the 5 million dollar restoration of east park new house. there is a live picture. temple university rogue team and the marine unit will eventually take over the renovated east park new house.
for people out boating today or the groups marching in that display at ppl park it is going to be hot so we hope theyhydrated. "nbc 10 news today" starts right now at 5:00. breaking news. this car ripped in half after a high speed crash in the bustleton section of philadelphia. three people are dead and a fourth critically injured and investigators are looking into whether the driver was drag racing. one of our region's longest serving congressman is indicted. chaka fattah is accused of participating in schemes and years of illegal activity. >> it's already a muggy morning as you get ready to start your day. a live look at center city. hazy view. our weather team is tracking heat and humidity and possible storms on the way for today too. good morning. i'm chris cato.
>> i'm tracy davidson. 78 degrees outside. how hot will it get and humidity and storms in details on all of it from bill henley in the first alert weather center. >> a lot going on and cause problems during the day. a first alert weather day still in effect for the oppressive heat this afternoon into the 90s and feel like it's in the upper 90s thanks to the high humidity. then i'm tracking some storms strong storms. the potential for this afternoon and the early evening hours as the storms will rip through the area. isolate shower this morning. those are starting to fizzle but this line will be firing up from the west and moving in during the afternoon hours. before the storms move in the temperatures come up. 78 degrees at 7:00 this morning. by 10:00, we will be in the low 80s. very high humidity and 88 degrees and still climbing at 1:00 this afternoon. we will go through the day hour-by-hour with the future cast when i'm back in ten minutes to show you when the storms move into your neighborhood. if you're heading out the door, jessica boyington is tracking your traffic. >>