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breaking news is in montgomery county. live at the scene of a fire in norris town. it has sent more than half a dozen people to the hospital. a live report from the scene coming up. right now investigators are looking into this house fire that left a man and a woman dead. and we're learning there were smoke detectors throughout the home but none of them worked. more details coming up. let's take a live look outside at the center city skyline. it's foggy, it's rainy and dreary and it will continue this morning. look for more showers before the skies clear.
the big question, is this rain going to go away for mother's day. we'll fill you in in the first alert forecast. welcome back to "nbc10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. it's just after 5:30 on this saturday. michelle grossman is tracking the weather. michelle. >> another gloomy start to the day. all the kids playing soccer and lacrosse in this wet weather. chance for showers this morning. we're seeing showers across the area now. as rosemary mentioned it's cloudy and foggy. looking like we have been the last few days. things will improve this weekend but it will take a while. this is the gloomy start from the adventure aquariums in center city. temperatures low 40s to low 50s this morning. you need the jacket. this is the radar right now. we have light showers. you need the jacket with the shod or the umbrellas as you see the showers falling. showers falling right now in new
jersey, 50 degrees. 50 in the le hi valley. philadelphia, 51, showers and fog with 7 mile visibility in philadelphia. 50 in the valley. 46 in the pa suburbs. this is where we have our coolest spots. lehigh valley in 48. we're looking at 48 in allentown. temperatures in the upper 40s in south mountain. white hall 49 and nazareth coming in at 49 degrees. temperatures by this afternoon into the upper 60s. 64 degrees, mid 60s in philadelphia. closer to normal for this time of year, much better than yesterday. so we are improving in the mother's day and it will be even better than that. we'll talk about the forecast coming up. >> thanks, michelle. to the breaking news out of norris town, montgomery county.
monique braxton has just gotten to the scene and she's gathering new information. monique. >> reporter: you can see that dozens of firefighters remain here on the scene as well as several fire trucks. there is a ladder truck now that is on top of the building enabling firefighters to see the extent of the damage and make sure that all hot spots have been doused. we have seen firefighters from several different jurisdictions, probably as many as three dozen here on the scene. eight people have been evacuated for a medical condition. we are learning also that one person was taken to a local hospital. here is what someone had to say frantically about the -- when the fire was warmed away. >> he was calling for help. i guess i was calling 911 and he was saying that his two daughters were in the building. >> who got them out?
>> the firefighters. >> reporter: the extent of the damage as well as the cause of the blaze still is not known, but we're going to reach out to the fire marshal and have more for you on the investigation in the next half hour. live for now from norristown, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, monique. another overnight house fire claimed two lives in south philadelphia. crews found a man and a woman dead inside this row home near south doug luladouglas. the fire commissioner tells us that this were six smoke detectors but none of them worked. they said the home was littered with debris from apparent hoarding. we are learning new information about the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal. as many as six assistant coaches at penn state allegedly saw
jerry sandusky engage in inappropriate behavior with children dating back to the 1970s. new revelations from a law susu. there was an agrees or molestation exclusion in the 1992-1999 insurance policies. that means that between '92 & '99 only the insurance company would be exempt from paying settlements related to sex abuse claims involving employees. >> what the court notes is that in 1999 forward, this exclusion didn't exist within these policies for penn state. it also coincides with mr. sandusky leaves the employ of penn state university. >> you just heard from mike o'neill there, a lawyer in philadelphia who has worked on many insurance coverage cases. he is not handling that case. on another note i did reach out
to the insurance company covering penn state. they did not want to comment if this lawsuit ends up proceeding to trial we may learn more about if that kind of insurance exemption for sex abuse claims is common a. a search for an inmate who escaped from a minimum security prison. officials no longer believe he's in the bartlettship area. he es caped on tuesday morning. he once served time for manslaughter for killing a ten-month-old child. authorities are not saying where they are now focusing their search. today community leaders in wilmington offer support to young people. the spiritual healing campaign runs from 11:00 this morning
you're not just in the classroom; you're part of the community. you meet these tiny kids every year, and you help them learn and grow. but you also get to know their families, and over the years they become a part of your life, and you become a part of theirs. when you build those connections, you can accomplish some pretty amazing things. i'm jackie kruzik and i'm proud to be a new jersey educator.
all right. waking up gloomy and dreary once again. the rain is falling outside. if you haven't stepped out yet, we're still dark, but we're going to see the rain falling again today. scattered and not quite as wet as yesterday. tomorrow will be much better than today. improving this weekend. that is the good news. as we go throughout the afternoon we'll see better conditions but still the chance for showers. i know so many activities today.
you want to plan on the chance for scattered showers. as we go throughout the nighttime hours we're looking much better. it's later on this evening where we start to clear things out. your saturday evening plans are looking pretty good. sunday morning, mother's day morning, a front will come through and bring us a chance for showers. sunday afternoon looking so much nicer. mostly sunny skies and we'll see the sun once again but the winds pick up through the later part of sunday. right now it is rainy across the area. you can see some rain falling. some green. not quite as wet as yesterday and tomorrow will be much, much better. still a couple of hours before we need to get through it. at least 24 today and tomorrow morning before we really start to see the improvement. temperatures are chilly. we're also looking at fog in spots and reduced visibilities. down to a quarter mile in mount pocono. seven miles in pottstown. to the south we are looking at visibility reduced in toms river
to a mile and a quarter. same story further to the south. philadelphia seeing reduced visibilities to seven miles per hour. -- seven miles. i don't know why i'm saying per hour. 50 in lehigh valley and 50 in delaware. dreary start to the day once again but we do have improving weather this weekend. we'll talk more about that coming up. 5:41 on this saturday. a live look at beach avenue down the shore in cape may. wet roads down there. it's a dreary kind of day. it's more than a week since we have seen the sun, and it's definitely starting to take its toll. weather is also impacting businesses that depend on the nice spring. the patios are closed at center city restaurants. nobody could eat outdoors last night. spruce street, harbor park on the delaware are opening to open
today. a psychology professor tells us the gloomy weather can certainly make you feel depressed. >> that's a psychological term. you begin to feel down, depressed. not everybody, of course, but any sort of relentless invasion of our life by weather has affects on us psychologically. >> professor farley says the best fix is to focus on something else like playing with the kids, cleaning your house, getting some chores done, until the run returns and we can all get outside and enjoy it. something else to enjoy if you're one of the lucky ones, $415 million are up for grabs in tonight's powerball drawing. we can dream, can't we? it's one of the largest jack pots in powerball history. many people buying tickets at wilson's check cashing in fish town. they were hoping some of the store's magic would rub off. earlier this year this store sold a million dollar winner. >> all the people are rushing in, thinking they're going to be
multi-millionaires. it's fun to watch the customers. >> in case you're wondering, if you opt for the lump-sump payout, you would end up with just about $270 million before taxes. coming up in sports, the eagles connor barwin talks about when he thinks quarterback sam bradford will return to the team. plus, the phillies in florida. the marlins home praise. we've got the highlights next.
officials in canada fear a massive wildfire could double in size by the end of the day fueled by dry conditions and strong winds. the flames have already forced nearly 100,000 people from their homes in northern alberta just this week. also, another 4,000 are expected to be evacuated today. officials say the fire will continue to burn until the area sees significant rainfall. too bad we can't give them the weather we're having. a law enforcement official
tells associated press that investigators want to interview a california doctor and his son about the death of prince. they want to know if dr. howard cornfeld sent his son andrew to prince's home with a prescription the day before his death. neither is accused of any wrong doing. downtown los angeles turned purposes to honor prince yesterday. prince was found unresponsive at his estate near minneapolis last month. the official cause of death has yet to be determined. guam holds its democratic presidential caucus today. 12 delegates are up for grabs. democrats and republicans vote tuesday in the virginia primary. those are the ones coming up. you can call it the trump effect. political observers say the rise of drum from billionaire businessman to likely presidential nominee could affect state and local races in november. one of those races is the pennsylvania u.s. senate contest.
democratic katie mcginty is trying to unseat the republican incumbent pat toomey. both say they'll benefit from trump's name at the top of the ticket. they told us they're confident in trump's impact but for very different reasons. the gop says energized voters will turn out to help the candidates in down ballot races. a political science professor tells us anything can happen between now and november. >> with the congressional leaders looking divided also, i think it will make it hard for trump to take the mantel of the whole party. i am afraid that it will have a negative impact on turnout. >> professor shamus adds don't be surprised if you see republicans in other states telling voters to support other races even if they're wavering
on trump. trump will testify in a lawsuit against trump university after the election. the lawsuit accuses trump and his now defunct school of defrauding people who paid up to $35,000 for real estate seminars. trump's lawyer says the business mogul will attend most if not all of the trial and he will take the witness stand. now your nbc10 first alert weather. >> rain is falling once again on this saturday morning. clouds in place, low visibility. a gloomy start once again. we do have improving weather this weekend. that's the good news. yesterday was so wet. today not quite as wet. showers scattered throughout the day. not the consistent rain we had yesterday. the rain now will lessen over the next few hours. mother's day, sunshine finally. we're starting out with showers early on your mother's day, then
we clear it out to mostly sunny skies. we'll pick up the winds, though, later on mother's day and more sunshine on monday. mostly sunny skies with temperatures warm once again. we're looking outside right now. things are getting brighter but still gloomy looking. wet words in wildwood, new jersey. we'll see that throughout the morning. the east wind is bringing moisture off the atlantic. 51 in philadelphia. 53 in lehigh valley. 46 in the suburbs. showers in delaware, 50. showers also in south jersey and the shore coming in at 50. temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s in parts of southern new jersey. attica, 49. also in piney hollow. pemberton, 49. temperatures mainly in the upper 40s. mount laurel 49. temperatures, you're a little chilly this morning. we'll be on the chilly side
later this afternoon, meaning in the low to mid 60s. not the 50s we had yesterday. so better than yesterday but not the 71 that's normal for this time of year. currently we are seeing winds from 5 to 10 miles per hour. it's more important that we're still seeing the winds off the ocean out of the east. that's bringing in the moisture, so we're going to beñi dump as head throughout the early part of today. it's not going to be into early this evening where the low loses control over us. we have two things to get through before clearing it out later on mother's day. we have a sweeping radar showing us light rain falling across the area. not much but still enough to bring us the wet weather. a front will come through later on overnight into later sunday to bring us more showers on mother's day. future cast. going throughout time, scattered showers throughout the morning. a look at lunchtime. lots of games playing outdoors and lots of errands being run today. the chance for scattered showers
throughout the early part of today into the evening. this is 5:00. looking better. at 10:00 when you're coming home from the evening plans, looking much better. even clear skies in parts. a front gets a little bit closer. as we head throughout the overnight hours until the early part of mother's day. we're looking at showers before we completely clear it out of here and finally bring back sunshine later on sunday. we'll talk more about your mother's day forecast and your extended ten-day. looking at temperatures in the upper 70s and a couple days of sunshine before showers return. i'm john clark from comcast sportsnet. the phillies came from st. louis dropping three of four. now they're in miami facing the hottest team in baseball, the marlins going into last night's game won 10 of 11. so the first. velasquez to christian yelich. upper deck bomb! two-run shot. the marlins are up 4-0 after the
first two innings. phils back in the fifth. in the 8th, 4-4. naris for the phils. giancarlo stanton crushes it onto the concourse. my goodness. 490 feet they're estimating. that's a two-run shot. so the phillies lose 6-4. they've lost three straight. the eagles. we may be seeing sam bradford sooner than we thought. his agent said he won't attend any of the voluntary camps but yesterday on sports talk connor barwin told me he had spoken to br bradford and he believes sam could be back for mini camp in a week and a half. >> my feeling from talking to him is that he'll be here sooner rather than later. obviously he'll be here when he has to be for mandatory camp. he never had somebody drafted behind him like a lot of us have. i've had a first-rounder drafted in my position every year.
you get used to it. for him maybe it was the first time it happened. he was caught off guard. he was surprised and it took him time to realize this happens to all of us. my feeling was we're all here and we expect you to be the starting quarterback. you need to understand that from your team's perspective. he knew that. >> carli lloyd said yesterday that her knee has had plenty of time to heal before the summer olympics. the delaware native in the u.s. team are trying to follow up their world cup win with a gold medal. that's never been done before. >> it's a challenge. i love a challenge. i think it's great. i think that the media always brings that up to us, and we're like, okay, cool, bring it. it's something that hasn't been done. we're up for the challenge. >> love to hear that! carli lloyd still killing it. >> i am john clark. enjoy your weekend. [ soft music ]
well, they say dogs are a man's best friend, and for one teenager her new puppy is really so much more. for years she wanted a pug, and the make a wish foundation gave her one. nbc10's aundrea cline-thomas has her story. >> this day has been circled for a month on the calendar. >> reporter: the wish has lasted practically a lifetime, and the day has finally arrived. before it was granted 17-year-old amanda muldoon had to travel from hershey, pennsylvania, to the philadelphia international airport. >> say hi, momma! >> oh my gosh. >> reporter: amanda has always wanted a pug. the make a wish foundation made it a reality. >> she has dialysis three times a week. it's hard for this teenager. >> you want to come to dialysis with me.
>> reporter: she has end stage kidney and bladder failure and is hoping for a transplant. the last year and a half has been especially difficult. >> this is that bright light that they can look to and forget all the other stuff that they have to endure. >> reporter: amanda says jagger will live in her room, and it seems like he already feels right at home. >> i want to cry. because i feel so happy for her. right now. this is bringing so much out in her. i can see it. >> reporter: aundrea cline-thomas, nbc10 news. it hasn't felt like spring, but today south street spring festival is back. you can see in years past the weather has certainly cooperated. but still going to happen. it's the city's largest block party. 40 bands are scheduled to play. dozens of restaurants and bars will be serving outside and lots of shops will be open for business. last year 58,000 people showed
up. find parking away from south street. time right now 5:57 on this saturday. we're following breaking news out of montgomery county. more than half a dozen people are hurt in a house fire in norristown. nbc10 is live. monique. >> reporter: we're learning that about eight people have been injured. we're working to find out exactly what has happened. >> we continue to track light rain this morning in spots. another dreary start to your saturday. things are improving this weekend. today better than yesterday and tomorrow will be better than today. right now we do have some clouds. that looks better than yesterday, i think. we have some wet roadways from our cape may camera. we'll talk more about your forecast and specifically your improving mother's day forecast all coming up.