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(colonial penn jingle) right now on "nbc 10 news today," double shooting. police in ambler, montgomery county, were called to an apartment complex where two people were shot. cigarette tax hike, starting today, the cost of smoking goes up at stores across pennsylvania. and on the road to rio, this local man will get to see his son go for gold in the summer olympics and it's all because of the kindness of some strangers. this is nbc 10 news. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." it's 4:30 on your monday morning. i'm pamela osborne. >> i'm katy zachry. thanks for joining us.
hope you had a nice weekend. we have issued a first alert for today because of threat of thunderstorms and flash flooding in some areas. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert neighborhood forecast. >> we're looking at clouds overhead, no storms in the area right now. but this afternoon, those areas that were rain soaked over the weekend could see more storms today. philadelphia right now quiet. just a bit of fog forming in some of the suburbs. temperatures have dropped in the low 70s in philadelphia, 75 degrees in parkside. we'll warm into the 80s this afternoon. as these temperatures warm, society hill, bustleton, both at 76 degrees right now. we'll see fog disappear. the thickest fog in the pocono mountains. quarter mile visibility,. we're seeing scattered fog at the shore, the fog will disappear. the storm threat for later today, for the suburbs, the lehigh valley, the poconos, this is through this evening.
a possibility of thunderstorms with heavy rainfall, bringing a flash flood threat to the area once again. doppler radar showing that area dry right now. there are showers and some thunderstorms now moving through southern burlington county into ocean county at this time. the storms are heading off to the northeast. we'll be moving offshore. it's a watching game for the rest of the day for more storms. a look at the futurecast hour by hour when i'm back in just a few minutes. let's see how the traffic is moving on a monday morning. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> we're starting things off on route 202 around route 30. on the north and southbound sides of route 202 we are watching for some construction. should be clearing relatively soon. it doesn't look like an active project. you can see flashing lights right here. within a car goes by, you can see better. lane restrictions with construction on route 202 in between route 30 and route 29. lane restrictions that might cause slowdowns. right now, no backups because of
that. reports of a disabled vehicle in west conshohocken, right around waverly road. route 422 looking okay so far. if you're headed towards the schuylkill expressway, this is where we typically see the delays in the morning. eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill, eight minutes. no problems or delays there. westbound looks okay also. katy? right now police in montgomery county are investigating a double shooting. >> it happened late last night inside an apartment complex. nbc 10's matt delucia is live at the scene. matt, fill us in on what you're learning from police now. >> pam and katy, investigators have been in this area looking for evidence throughout the night. in fact, within the last hour, we saw a few of the investigators up the street here looking at a car. but you see out here at the scene, detectives are also at this apartment complex. this is where this happened. we're on the 100 block of forest avenue. the investigators have set up the crime scene tape and the lights around the outside of this building. earlier there was a lot of activity inside. the two people were shot around
midnight on the second floor of this complex. no word yet on the conditions of the victims. we have not and witnessings say they have not seen any victims be brought out of this building. one of the neighbors told us she heard around five gunshots just before midnight. >> i'm surprised because i never seen things like this in this neighborhood. never. it's always nice and it's always safe. that's why i always have lived here. >> reporter: and back live, again, this is where the investigation has centered throughout the night. this apartment complex, an apartment there on the second floor, police did have canines out here looking through the woods and around the building. no word yet at this point on any arrests. but, again, police have an investigating throughout the night. we're working to get more information. as soon as we get that, we'll bring it to you, live in ambler, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> matt, thank you. this morning, a 4-year-old boy is recovering after he shot himself in the hand last night in germantown.
police say he is expected to be okay. we checked in again this morning and police tell us they still haven't made any arrests. they're still trying to figure out how the child got the gun. meantime, if you have a gun and children at home, you may have to change the way you store your gun. the philadelphia city council wants you to keep it unloaded and stored in a locked container. this is if you have kids under the age of 18 living at the home with you. city council is trying to change the law. it cites an anti-gun violence organization saying about 265 children shot another person or themselves last year. 4:35. a fire truck ended up on a sidewalk after being smashed by an suv yesterday in center city philadelphia. everyone was okay from this crash but it created quite a mess near 23rd and market streets. the truck took out a streetlight and parking kiosk before ending up in front of the peco building around 7:00 last night.
the driver has not been charged. the truck was responding to a call when the crash happened. you may remember that's the second fire truck involved in a crash this weekend. around 5:30 on saturday, a wilmington fire truck heading to a call was hit by a dirt bike. you can see the wheels of the bike underneath the truck. the bike driver was taken to a hospital, charges are pending for him. no firefighters were hurt. well, today a wake is being held today and tomorrow for a philadelphia firefighter who died last month. friends, family and fellow firefighters will pay respects to gabriel leeç at deliverance evangelistic church. he was a 17-year of the philadelphia fire department. he died on the job but we're still not sure how. he was found in the basement of his fire station, ladder 12, in north philadelphia on july 23rd. a funeral service will be held at the same church tomorrow morning at 11:00.
for more specific information about times, head to the nbc 10 app and look for the story. this morning, a south jersey police department is thanking nbc 10. medford police say they were able to capture a fugitive less than a day after we put his picture on tv. we first told you about craig mu mulehizen jr. on friday. he started a fire inside a restaurant last wednesday. people were eating inside at the time. police tell us he was trying to burn evidence after going to a nearby cvs to get pain pills with a fake prescription. he's facing aggravated arson and fraud charges. and from our delaware bureau this morning, the first unitarian baptist church of wilmington is replacing this black lives matter banner after someone cut out the word black. the church tells us it happened on friday night. it's hoping police will catch the vandal. the church tells us the banners
were put around the church to spark conversation within the community. happening today, the new philadelphia mormon temple will open for tours. newly completed temple of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints is on vine street near 8th street. a free month of public tours begins august 10th. to reserve tickets, tap on the nbc 10 app. a new cigarette tax goes into effect. >> find out how much money you'll have to pay for your next pack of smokes. and jersey jam, the case surrounding the shut down of a bridge will go on trial in a month. hear what's happening with the case this week. i'm hillary clinton and i approved this message.
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we're checking in with the roosevelt boulevard right now. these are our cameras on the boulevard right around roberts avenue. no problems in either direction right now, north or southbound, all lanes moving along just fine. i'm checking in also with 95 this morning. we had an earlier accident that just cleared a few moments ago that was right around allegheny avenue, headed southbound. clear right now, watching for construction. on going construction projects, 95 northbound around girard avenue, 95 southbound around aramingo avenue. i'll be back with more updates in the next ten. for now let's get a check on today's weather forecast. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> a steamy start. i'm tracking showers and thunderstorms. not for most of the area but they are at the shore, towards the shore in southern burlington county and heading to the northeast. that's going to have them in barnegat at just after 5:00 this morning. 12 minutes past 5:00. heavy downpours, thunder and
lightning as well. your hour by hour futurecast shows the threat of showers will return later today. launch time, see them moving through the suburbs and the delaware, we'll see the scattered showers as we go into the afternoon, 3:00 this afternoon. it won't be an all-day rainfall. 77 degrees, clouds will break for sunshine. the best chance of storms coming this afternoon for philadelphia with temperatures in the 80s today. we will not hit 90 like we did yesterday. 73 in the suburbs, cloudy skies through this morning, this afternoon could see more showers and thunderstorms. with some heavy downpours, threat of flash flooding for the suburbs in the lehigh valley this evening with storms taking shape later today. 73 degrees right now. clouds this morning breaking for some sunshine and that should heat it into the low 80s this afternoon, a chance of late-day storms for the lehigh valley. for new jersey, right now it's 74 degrees. partly sunny skies with afternoon showers and thunderstorms. but we might see a little pop-up shower this morning.
77 degrees at 10:00 this morning. at the shore, the clouds will be hanging in there for much of the day. still get some sunshine to warm temperatures near 80 degrees this afternoon. a possibility of showers and thunderstorms from 10:00 into the afternoon hours. won't be raining the entire time. just a chance of some scattered showers and thunderstorms. and for delaware, 70s into the 80s this afternoon. late-date showers and thunderstorms are likely in delaware. 10 day on 10 when i'm back in just a few minutes. bill, thanks. see you then. today the cost of a pack of cigarettes officially goes up at stores across the state of pennsylvania. >> next, we'll break down the details of the new tax and explain how much a pack of cigarettes is going to cost you now.
pennsylvania since 1935. and since the tax on cigarettes in philadelphia is already more than the rest of the state, this tax increase could tack on an extra $4.60. the jersey jam case goes to court this week. the attorneys in the bridge lane closing case will begin the process of finding 12 jurors. they'll submit questions to ask potential jurors to help gauge if perspective jurors might have biases. it's important to have jurors who are well informed but can put their feelings aside. the trial is set for september. today marks the 50th anniversary of the first mass shooting on a college campus in the u.s. on this day in 1966, a sniper killed 13 people and wounded nearly three dozen others. this was at the university of texas in austin. the gunman, a discharged marine,
targeted most of his victims from the school's clock tower. police later shot and killed him. today, the school will unveil a new memorial garden to the victims. in present day austin, police are looking for a pen of interest in connection with two separate shootings early yesterday morning. one woman was killed, four other people were injured. police say theyç want to questn a man who they say could be armed. the shootings happened minutes apart in the downtown entertainment district there. and a french town come together to mourn a priest murdered on his altar by isis militants. >> yesterday, a memorial service was held in northern france. worshippers gathered the aa cathedral near where the 85-year-old priest was killed last week. muslims across france were asked to visit churches in a sign of solidarity. syrian refugee and a cousin of one of the two attackers remains in custody following the july 26th attack. after killing the priest, the
two attackers injured another man before being shot and kled by officers. isis has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. 16 people died in west texas this weekend in what's being called the worst hot air balloon disaster in u.s. history. this is the last known picture of the hot air balloon at sunrise on saturday. moments later, the unthinkable, the balloon bursting into flames and plunging to the ground, killing pilot skip nichols and his 15 passengers. federal investigators confirmed the balloon came into contact with high voltage transmission lines. >> to me it just seemed they couldn't climb. they were stuck right above the tree line. >> investigators say there was a low clouds cover and that the power lines could have almost been invisible. two of the people who died were newlyweds, dr. mark and sunday rowan of san antonio. in utah, three people are in the hospital after flying debris hit them at a demolition derby. take a look at this video.
you can see a truck that's smashed into another vehicle. there it goes. the impact sent a 50-pound rod soaring into the air and striking the victims in the stands. those victims included a mother and son who are expected to be okay. there's no word on the condition of the third person. well, weather probably ruin a lot of plans this weekend. >> that's right. rain certainly ruined things for race fans at the pocono raceway. things got off to an okay start on friday. this is video from the qualifying round. mart martin truex jr. earned him the poll position for the third time this season. after rain saturday night and yesterday morning and afternoon, nascar postponed the race. it wasn't all bad, though. kids were having fun driving their cars and splashing into the puddles. you see there the pennsylvania 400 at pocono raceway will start this morning at 11:00 a.m. watch it on nbc sports network. so you know, i guess traffic is
a thing out there. nobody is driving that fast. that's the good thing, right? >> hopefully, right? >> definitely hope not. not a lot of cars on route 73 doing so right now. of course clocking in we are seeing speeds that are just average right now. you can see not a lot of cars. route 73 around route 70. this is in marlton, new jersey where we are around that circle. no problems or delays right now. roads are particularly dry, too. that's a good thing. out in west conshohocken, reports of a disabled vehicle. that's on the schuylkill expressway right around waverly road. watch for that. it's not causing any delays, just something to use caution with if you're traveling through the area. here's route 309 around the pa turnpike. not a lot of cars on the roads here either. you can see in both directions we're doing just fine. also watching the blue route this morning, drive times still look great. this is what it typically looks like early in the morning hours unless we see big construction projects that tie things up. otherwise, 15ç minutes southbod from the schuylkill to 95 with speeds into the 60s.
now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> clouds overhead, if you're heading out the door, we're watching for areas of fog this morning. you can see it in the lehigh valley. that's a live view from easton. keep an umbrella handy. we're in for more showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and this evening as well. there are a few areas around this morning. as far as the fog is concern, the worst is in the pocono mountains. visibility is good for allentown and quakertown, down to four miles in coatesville. satellite and radar shows the showers and thunderstorms that have been moving through new jersey, are starting to move farther northeast. there's heavy rainfall, even though the lightning is starting to die down. rainfall is coming down at a rate of more than 5 inches an hour. heavy downpours with those storms and the chance we'll see more heavy downpours, especially later today and into this evening. during the day, temperatures climb into the 80s but will at times feel like they're in the
very low 90s for philadelphia. the suburbs, steamy with showers and thunderstorms, especially likely later in the day and the lehigh valley, into the 80s this afternoon. the humidity will make it feel hotter. late-day storms could provide enough moisture to produce more flash flooding in the lehigh valley and the suburbs. for new jersey, some scattered showers and thunderstorms but not an all-day rainfall. at the shore, the threat of storms, otherwise clouds with breaks of sunshine. low 80s will feel like upper 80s this afternoon. it will feel quite steamy for wilmington, 91 degrees is what it will feel like. the high of 86 degrees later today. cooler weather and drier weather on the way today -- or this week. today and tomorrow, the chance of showers will stay with us. cooler tomorrow. the shower threat will be decreasing tomorrow. we'll start with scattered showers, then sunshine and 83 in the afternoon. come wednesday, a pretty nice day. 70 in the morning, 84 the high temperature. warmer on thursday with
sunshine, bright sunshine into friday. that's when we'll peak at 90 degrees. another 90 degree day with saturday, a chance of showers and thunderstorms there. clearing out for sunday, highs in the upper 80s where they typically are this time of year for sunday, monday, tuesday and wednesday. and another round of some late week storms will start moving in on tuesday. at least the possibility, even more likely on wednesday. katy? bill, thanks. a few minutes before 5:00 a.m. on your monday. right now police in montgomery county have a crime scene on their hands. >> next, in a live report at 5:00, we'll take you to the apartment building in ambler where police tell us two people were shot late last night. also next, the kindness of strangers. the summer olympics start friday and this man from our area has already won gold. next, hear who stepped in to help him see the rio games. in person. i approve this message.
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington watching first alert traffic right now we're out in the lehigh valley. this is 78 right around lehigh street. a couple cars on the roads but no big problems or delays. we'll check in with mass transit when i come back in the 5:00 hour. there might be some delays for you there. it's almost time for the kids to go back to school. this is the week that school shopping really gets going. this year, retail experts say shoppers will do more spending online because they want the speed, convenience and free shipping. >> they're going to save time, they're not having to go to the store or jump from store to store. they can compare online. and they can find the best price. >> brick and mortar retailers have states that offer free back to school shopping weekends, though. gospel music takes over the barnes foundation in philadelphia. ♪
that's the sound of the african episcopal church of st. thomas choir. they performed yesterday at the barnes museum. this show revifz a tradition started by dr. barnes back in the 1920s. south philadelphia yesterday was all about hot rods. the 11th annual car show and street festival was held on east passyunk avenue. 140 antique cars were on display at this year's show. the event is sponsored by the east passyunk avenue business improvement district. we love this story. it's a great update. a delaware county father's rio olympic dream has become a reality. >> we told you about ellis hill's story over the weekend. his son, darryl is a shot putter competes for the u.s. in rio. liz willick heard he couldn't go
and set up a go fund meç page. two days after its launch, it surpassed it's 7,500 goal. nbc 10 caught up with hill who was blown away by everyone's kindness. >> this is the greatest feeling i've ever had. there's a lot of beautiful people in the country. i think it's the greatest thing, you know. this is what it's all about, people helping people. >> even better than that, willick says her global concierge company is handling the logistics for his trip. >> speaking of the olympics in rio, nbc 10's jacqueline london is heading there to give you exclusive access to local athletes. she'll introduce you to our hometown athletes going for the gold with a front row seat to all of the excitement happening in brazil. her live reports begin wednesday on nbc 10 news at 4:00. we were speaking yesterday about the likelihood that jacqueline can meet up with willis. right? >> fingers crossed. we're hoping. it would be great to see that
reaction from his son, having him there. >> to actually see him on the ground in rio, watching his shot putter son who is supposed to do well. good luck to him. you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m., beginnia.m. begins right now. a double shooting investigation at an apartment complex in montgomery county. now police are on the scene in ambler. up in flames, a local family owned business is destroyed after this lumberyard burns down. hear why firefighters needed to use water from a nearby lake to put it out. a change on the regional rails this morning. hear why septa ride her use the main stations in center city can't buy tickets on board anymore. nbc 10 news starts now. >> good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today," i'm pamela osborne. >> i'm katy zachry. thanks for joining us. it is just about 5:00 a.m. on
your monday. we're issuing a first alert this morning because of the heavy rain and flash flooding expected to parts of our area. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley who's here with the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. >> we saw big rainfall yesterday in the suburbs and the lehigh valley and the poconos. a first alert is issued for later today, especially when those storms will develop. a first alert in effect through this evening. thunderstorms with heavy rain pose a flash flood threat for those areas. dry in philadelphia but steamy. the high humidity, that's still with us. really not going to change. the storms have been tracking some showers and thunderstorms in new jersey. you can see they're just starting to move offshore. there's still heavy rainfall, even though the lightning has ended with this storm. it's starting to die down a bit, moving past ocean acres, headed toward forked river, just a few minutes away from there. the temperatures into the 80s this afternoon, steamy conditions, occasional showers