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conditions for us. city planner shows that we are going to see temperatures warming into the 80s. it is going to take a while for us to get there. closer to noon. by 1:00 p.m., 84 degrees. it will range between 85 and 88. i am tracking the latest with tropical storm erika and how long the heat wave will stick around. breaking news in philadelphia's bustleton neighborhood. one person is in the hospital after an apartment fire and about two dozen people are now trying to find another place to stay. "nbc 10's" monique braxton is live at the scene. monique, what have you learned? >> reporter: hey, rosemary. the american red cross is on the way to help those folks find a place to stay. we spoke with fire chief richie a few moments ago. as we look at the scene, this he have been here at the beachwood apartments for about two hours now. chief richie says one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. two people fled. one firefighter here at the scene. we have video.
we actually captured that of one fire fighter receiving oxygen at the scene but he was not taken out of circulation. that firefighter is still here. the fire marshall has also arrived here. they tell us the fire alarms went off. two tenants called them after they were evacuated. >> well, we had one before a couple of years ago down to the left in one of them buildings down there caught on fire. >> reporter: we've been told by the fire chief here on the scene that ten units have been damaged by smoke. the fire was contained to a storage area in the basement. now the units that were damaged, no one will be able to live in them for at least one week. pico has also arrived on the scene. you see their trucks. they have turned off power to one of the buildings. residents have been allowed to go back inside to retrieve those essential belongings. so the good news is that one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation to be observed, no one suffered any
burn injuries here. the firefighter who was treated for -- needed some oxygen has been now recycled back into the firefighting scene. the ladder truck is up on top dousing any hot spots they may find. live now from bustleton, monique braxton, "nbc 10 news." thanks for the update, monique. new from overnight, a bicyclist is in the hospital with broken bones after she was struck by a car. the accident happened around 12:30 this morning. medics took the bike rider to the hahnemann university hospital. police tell us the driver did stay at the scene and was not arrested. let's head now to washington township gloucester county. police there are after a man whom they say tried to lure a young girl through her bedroom window. take a look. the man depicted here acted out a parent's worst nightmare. police say he pushed open a 6-year-old girl's window at the washington way apartments and began talking to her. they believe the suspect may have even snapped a photo of the
little girl. the mother says the man took off when he saw her arriving home from work. the mother informed police that she had seen him before in the neighborhood. if you have any information in this case, police would like to hear from you. turn yourself in. that's the message to a hit-and-run suspect from the family of a toddler killed by a car in philadelphia. yesterday police issued an arrest warrant for miguel cologne. they say he ran over 2-year-old david alacea in lehigh avenue in west kensington in april. david's mother was hurt in that hit-and-run. surveillance video captured the moments right after the deadly impact. after learning about the warrant we spoke to david's grandmother who had some words for his alleged killer. >> the coward, i'm sorry. so young. you can come forward and say, you know what, i did wrong, but i will never see my grandson, his first day of school. >> david is one of many victims
affected by hit-and-run accidents every year in philadelphia. the map shows nearly 23,000 hit and runs since the start of 2014. the four block stretch where david died is considered the deadliest in the city. this weekend in south jersey a community is mourning the loss of both a student and a teacher just before heading back to school. on thursday a driver hit and killed 29-year-old allyson mcginnis while she was jogging. mcginnis was a teacher at helen a. fort school. not the only tragedy they're coping with. earlier one of mcginnis's students was in a car crash. 13-year-old gentleman nia castle bury died last week. >> have one of those teachers pass away days later, it shakes me up. >> the school says both of these tragedies are heartbreaking but the middle school is uniting together. the district will have grief counselors available this week and school officials are planning a vigil in the coming
days. a mother from a mercer county -- from mercer county is grateful this morning that her 3-year-old son is okay. earlier this week he wandered away from his day care and walked home without anybody noticing. numara ortiz said she dropped off her son dariella at the kinderworld and a short time later she got a call saying he had come home. the toddler told his mom that he wanted to go home so he left. it's about a two block walk from the day care. he had to cross a busy street all by himself. ortiz explains that's when she called the day care and they didn't even know he was missing. >> it's obvious that something is going on and i don't want it to happening to any other kids. >> ortiz has filed a complaint against the day care. yesterday a state inspector went to check it out. as of now it is still open. day care workers have declient to comment about the incident. happening a little bit later
on today in philadelphia. kevin hart, the well-known comedian and the philadelphia native, is teaming up with nike for a 5k run. plenty of runners will be gathering at the philadelphia museum of art. the event kicks off today at 8:00 this morning. you can register in one of a couple ways. you can either do it on the "nbc 10 news" app, on our web site nbc10.com or stop at the art museum this morning. we are counting down to another kickoff on "nbc 10." tonight we have the eagles and packers for you in a pre-season game that should be a final tune-up for the regulars. you're looking at head coach chip kelly and his squad arriving in green bay yesterday. kelly has not committed to playing sam bradford tonight. if the starting quarterback stays out, it could mean more playing time for tim tebow who is fighting for a roster spot. as for the eagles defense, csn's darrin gun presented this question.
>> how satisfied are you with the way the defense has performed over the first two games? >> you're only as good as your last game. this is our next game. we'll see how good we are after this game. >> eagles fans are everywhere. these diehards in green bay greeted the birds as they checked into their hotel yesterday. you can watch today's game right here on "nbc 10." the official station of the philadelphia eagles. our pregame coverage starts at 7:30 tonight. kickoff at 8:00. we'll also have complete post game coverage. coming up in about 15 minutes from now in sports, we will break down today's match-up with a report from wisconsin. next, we are tracking tropical storm erika. we'll take a look at the storm's path after it ripped through the caribbean killing nearly two dozen people. and hurricane katrina. ten years later. we'll show you how the south is marking the anniversary of the one of the worst disasters in u.s. history.
tropical storm erika is expected to weaken and could become a tropical depression. right now it's heading towards cuba. tropical storm watches head all the way up into the northwestern bahamas. even if the storm weakens, florida is preparing for the worst. residents are stocking up on supplies and governor rick scott has declared a state of emergency. >> i'm just trying to be prepared in case it does come. >> erika has already done plenty of damage. 20 people are dead in the tiny island nation of dominica. puerto rico and the dominican republic got heavy rain and no reports of deaths there. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> that's right. as we take a closer look at the track of tropical storm erika, it shows it is going to weaken. that's what the forecast models are suggesting as it gets closer to cuba and continues to move over cuba heading tonight and
into the early morning hours on sunday, you'll notice the wind speeds then drop to about 35 miles per hour so that means it becomes a tropical depression, but what's interesting is that as we head into monday at 2:00 a.m., it goes back up to 40 miles per hour. that means it's now going to become a tropical storm once again and we'll watch as it makes kind of a right-hand turn there and then heading closer to parts of florida and also parts of georgia tuesday into wednesday. we'll watch this track closely. we're a few days out from it affecting florida or georgia. a closer look at the temperatures here. 54 in allentown. 55 in pottstown. 67 in philadelphia. 61 in wilmington. temperatures in atlantic city at 56 degrees. your highs around the region will range from 84 up to 87 degrees. 87 will be the high in philadelphia. warmer than what we saw yesterday. i am tracking a heat wave. i'll let you know how hot we'll
get as we head into tomorrow. rosemary? >> thanks, brittney. today marks ten years since hurricane katrina made landfall in the u.s. today people in mississippi and louisiana will pay respects to those who died. we're celebrating the rebuilding and how far they've come since the devastation brought on by katrina. the time is 5:42. this morning we are following a developing story in texas after someone shot and killed a sheriff's deputy. right now a manhunt is underway for the gunman who killed the deputy in an execution style murder. why police are calling the deadly shooting the most cowardly crime they've seen in decades.
even after deputy goforth fell to the ground the gunman continued shooting him. >> i have been in law enforcement 45 years. i don't recall another incident this cold blooded and cowardly. >> goforth was a ten-year veteran of the force. he was married and had two children. back here in our area in cape may county, two men are being haled heroes after they saved a 4-year-old girl they found at the bottom of a swimming pool yesterday. leila harper was not breathing when she was pulled from the water at echo farms campground. joe heparnin revived the girl. the girl's grandmother was overcome with emotion. >> i can't say enough for them. they saved my granddaughter. they did. i mean, thank god they were here. they are my heroes right now. >> it turns out the men who saved leila are first responders.
heparnan is a firefighter. school is almost back in session and for many children in need, that means they can count on breakfast and lunch during the week. in the summer in south jersey countless volunteers made sure that kids wouldn't go hungry while they weren't m school. "nbc 10's" matt delucia reports. >> reporter: to understand how this happens -- >> thank you. >> reporter: -- you should know what goes into putting this food on the table. >> i got it. i got it. >> reporter: inside a warehouse in pennsauken at the food bank of south jersey, teams of volunteers are hard at work. >> good to help out. fun to help. >> reporter: helping because throughout new jersey 1 in 5 kids doesn't know where the next meal is coming from or when and that's the case for at least 1600 kids at 45 different summer camps. folks like louise goldson just can't accept that. >> every day we get to go home and eat. why shouldn't they?
>> where would these children be without? >> they wouldn't eat. >> reporter: they started a summer meals program last year. kids from low income families can usually get free lunch while school is in session, but then there was a void. >> summer is a vacation for a lot of people but hunger doesn't take a break. hunger doesn't take a vacation. >> open your lunch. >> reporter: at this camp in pennsauken every bite now comes with a smile. >> they're truly a blessing. without them, the kids wouldn't be able to have any of that. >> reporter: full stomachs courtesy of full harvest. in pennsauken, matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. as we head into this weekend our temperatures are going to be a little bit above average and definitely on the warm side especially as we head into tomorrow. things will warm up. i'm tracking a heat wave.
i'm tracking the tropical storm erika. for now from philadelphia, nice start to the morning. 67 degrees. wind speeds out of the north northwest at about 6 miles per hour. the air is pretty calm in terms of any wind gusts. our current temperatures at 48 degrees in the poconos. that is a cold start to the morning. 64 in alan town. 58 in reading and 56 in at the airport. in dover, temperatures at 65 degrees. a closer look at what we'll see as we head into the rest of the weekend. things warming up. our average for this time of year, 84. as we push into today, 87 degrees and then take a look at what happens as we head into sunday. 90 degrees. we are back into the 90s. we're going to stay there for a little while. our radar shot shows quiet conditions. satellite radar shows not a lot of cloudiness. we'll see plenty of sunshine as we head into the rest of the day. we have high pressure that will
stay in control. you'll notice dry conditions with the exception of a few little sprinkles that will roll through with the weather disturbance. things clear up once again as we head into monday. we stay nice and dry and warm. it will be beautiful no matter where you choose to go throughout the weekend. here's a closer look at tropical storm erika. you'll notice it just came out of haiti and the dominican republic. now it tracks over cuba as we head into the rest of today and into our early morning hours on sunday. you'll notice the wind speeds drop down to 35 miles per hour. it will weaken as it goes over cuba and becomes more of a tropical depression, but once it hits the warmer waters again we could see it strengthen right back to a tropical storm. that's going to be closer to 2:00 a.m. then you'll notice it will turn a little bit to the right moving up the coast of florida. we'll keep an eye on that as we head into tuesday. tuesday and into wednesday. take a look at what happens as we push into thursday as well.
we're still a few days out and we're going to keep a close eye on the track to see how it's going to affect florida and parts of georgia. a closer look right now at our beach and shore forecast as we head into rehoboth beach. high of 82 degrees. cape may, 83. closer look at atlantic city where temperatures will be at 81 degrees. it is going to be a beautiful day throughout the entire area. 78 will be the high in the poconos. 86 in reading. 83 degrees in doylestown. 85 in norris town and if we take a closer look along the shore, things are going to be nice and warm, vineland, 86 degrees. 87 degrees at drexel hill and temperatures at swedesboro 86. the range will be between 85 and 88, sunny and warmer for us. then our temperatures, wind speeds will range between 5 to 10 miles per hour coming out of the southwest. seven day forecast shows take a look at the 90s. we'll have a slight chance of thunderstorms on monday. the 90s is the thing we're
watching. we have a heat wave that could potentially last six days. rosemary. thanks, brittney. live look at boat house row. still dark out there this morning all lit up. going to be busy, i'm sure. plenty of people riding and walking an running along kelly drive. just across the schuylkill river on west river drive it's going to be an interesting sight. it will be the starting point for this afternoon's naked bike ride. hundreds of cyclists will shed their clothes for a spin through the city. good thing it's going to be nice and pleasant out there today. if you are participating, organizers have a couple of heads up for you. they want you to wear a helmet and they are urging you to wear sun block and of course use bug repellant. next in sports, we'll break down today's preseason match-up between the eagles and the packers. plus, a broadcast legend makes a decision on his future. we'll tell you what hall-of-famer vince scully plans to do next year.
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a broadcast legend will be back in the baseball booth next season. vince scully plans to return for the 67th season with the dodgers. scully is 87 years old. he started calling games dodgers in 1950 when they were in brooklyn. he's called 25 world series, 12 all-star games and several no hitters and perfect games. the good year blimp, right? you've probably seen them hovering over sporting events. it's retiring. after 90 years the oldest one will head to ka a and then will be deflated. we have a sports broadcaster going back into the booth but the blim is retiring. it's technically not a blimp. it's a semirigid diridgible
meaning it won't go flat. the company released it yesterday. it will be able to reach speeds of more than 70 miles an hour. i'm marshall harris from "comcast sportsnet." tonight it's the dress rehearsal for the eagles in green bay also known as preseason game number 3. the big question is, how much time will starting quarterbacks get and how much will the understudies play? for answers we head to wisconsin and john clark. >> reporter: the eagles have arrived here in wisconsin getting ready for the most important preseason game. the third game is usually where the starters play the entire first half. take a look at chip kelly and the birds arriving. chip will not seau figuresly that sam bradford will play, but here is sam. he says he plans on playing. of course, he wants to play more than the one series he did in the last preseason game against the ravens. he led the birds on a touchdown drive, but i'm sure he would love to play the entire first
half. >> the biggest thing would just be getting into a rhythm. obviously last week to play the one drive was great but it's nice to go on the field multiple times, establish that rhythm, come over, like you said, work on communication, you know, with the line, with the receivers, talk about what we're seeing on the field. when it gets to the regular season that's not something we're trying to work through. >> reporter: take a look. you have eagle fans supporting the fans in the preseason. they have their chip kelly shirts ready for the regular season. doesn't look like the birds will face aaron rodgers. they'll leave him out since they lost jordy nelson to a torn acl. i'm john clark. you can only see tonight's game on "nbc 10" at 8:00 p.m. pregame coverage starts at 7:30. "nbc 10" is the official coverage station of the eagles. even though the phillies have the worst record in baseball, aaron knoll low was in important to move to 5-1 against the padres last night.
his catcher, a big reason why he's homered in four of nolan's last five starts. top of the fifth, nola freezing travis jankowski. he struck out six. bottom of the eighth, aaron altere, the liner to right goes past a diving jankowski all the way to the wall for a triple. he started his season with seven extra base hits. he doubles to drive in alterr. and nolo starts. he does not disappoint. a three-run home run. the phillies win it 7-1. that's sports. i'm marshall harris from "comcast sportsnet." today a team from pennsylvania is playing in the u.s. championship at the little league world series in south williamsport. the little leaguers from redland are representing our mid-atlantic region. the kids are from lewis berry in
york county. they will take on texas in a rematch from wednesday night. the time right now is 5:57. we are following breaking news in philadelphia's bustleton neighborhood. nearly two dozen people are out of their homes after an apartment fire. "nbc 10's" monique braxton is live on the scene. monique? >> reporter: hi, rosemary. one person was injured. we'll update his condition after the break. i'm tracking warmer temperatures as we head into this weekend. even a heat wave on tap. i'll let you know what to expect. that's coming up in my full forecast.
right now on nbc 10e news today, an early morning fire has forced two dozen people out of their apartments. do you know this man? police in gloucester county want to hear from you. he was trying to lure a young girl through her bedroom window. the weekend will be a warm one. expect plenty of sunshine today with temperatures in the mid 80s. if you think it's starting to feel like fall, don't worry. we're tracking the possibility of a heat wave later on this week. good morning. welcome back to "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. 6:00 on this saturday. let's get to the weekend weather first with meteorologist