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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 and thunderstorms are possible
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through philadelphia, the suburbs and the lehigh valley. the threat of storms, especially later today in new jersey will extend to the shore and delaware will see a possibility of scattered showers and thunderstorms. steamy today, but there is some drier weather ahead. i'll go through the forecast hour by hour with the futurecast when i come back in a few minutes. let's see how the traffic is rolling this morning. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> thanks, bill. we're starting things off with mass transit. so the route 13 line for septa is now shuttle busing passengers because of a fire in the area. that's between mt. mariah and yeadon.ç everything else on schedule. here's the delaware memorial bridge, no problems in either direction, if you're headed into new jersey or delaware. here's 95 once you get into delaware, no big problems there either. the drive times are still okay. 11 minutes at the most northbound from 295 to 495. back in the next ten.
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i'll check in with the schuylkill expressway. right now in montgomery county, police are investigating a double shooting at an apartment complex. this is in ambler. >> it happened at the forest garden apartments along forest avenue just before midnight. that's where police have been investigating for the past several hours. that's also where we find nbc 10's matt delucia. he's live there this morning. matt, a lot of questions still swirling around this one. some neighbors actually heard the shooting take place. >> right. there are a lot of neighbors who live in this complex here. i'll tell you, katy and pam, just within the past couple of hours we've seen a host of investigators come to the scene here to conduct their investigation. i'll step out of the way for a moment. you can see there are a couple of officers there, investigators standing by the doorway of this one building. it was just above there on the second floor, that is where this happened, the shooting happened, just before midnight. take a look at some video here. there was a lot of activity inside that apartment building here on the 100 block of forest avenue. the two people were shot on
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second floor, no word yet on the condition of the victims. we have not and witnesses say they have not seen any of the victims be brought out of the building. but one of the neighbors told us she heard around five gunshots, just before midnight. we also saw police with canine units out here as well, looking through the woods and around the building here. at this point we have not heard anything about any arrests of any suspects but, of course, as you see here live again, investigators, they are still conducting that investigation. they tell us they're hoping to get us more information as the morning progresses here. for now, live in ambler, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. the red cross is helping three people left homeless by a fire in southwest philadelphia. nbc 10 was on the scene of allman street. the fire broke out around 2:00 this morning. crews arrived in minutes to put it out. no one was hurt. a woman who lived there told nbc 10 no one was at home at the
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time the flames erupted. she believes it's a case of arson. investigators will be looking for the cause of that fire. it's 5:03 now. in gloucester county, investigators will be look for the cause of a fire that destroyed a lumberyard. hundreds of firefighters battled the flames in franklin township that wiped out a family-owned business. the colucci lumberyard is now a total loss. with no hydrants in the area, fire crews brought in tanker trucks. some of the water had to come from a nearby lake. 200 firefighters met even more of a challenge as they doused the flames. >> firefighters were hampered by the hot weather. >> i already did my crying in the car. it happens. >> three firefighters were treated for heat-related illnesses. it's not known if the family will rebuild that business.
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two former temple university police officers are under arrest in the murder of a woman in germantown on friday. aaron wright and marquis robinson face murder and aggravated assault charges in( the death of wright's girlfriend. wright resigned from the temp police force in 2002. robinson was fired saturday after charges were filed against him. if you have a gun and children at home, you might 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. now to the latest on the ongoing septa slowdown today. a new policy could impact your commute if you rely on the regional rail. riders will have to buy tickets before boarding at any of the
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stations in philadelphia between 3:00 and 6:30 in the afternoon. septa said it made the move because of scheduling issues following the loss of more than 100 structurally deficient rail cars. also today, the naval hospital parking lot on broad street in south philly will re-open for septa customers. it's been closed for more than a week because of the activities surrounding the dnc at the wells fargo center. turning now to decision 2016. today republican donald trump will make his second campaign visit to pennsylvania since accepting his nomination for president. trump will stump for votes at a high school in mechanicsburg, just outside of harrisburg. last week he held a rally in scranton. pennsylvania is a key bale ground state where analysts say trump can draw support from working class voters. house speaker paul ryan is speaking out on the latest controversy surrounding donald trump. >> that's right. in a written statement, ryan
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praised the sacrifice of the family of a muslim-american soldier killed in iraq. yesterday, trump defended himself against the criticism he got at the dnc from the parents of fallen army captain humayun khan. khizr khan said his son wouldn't even be allowed to be in the army if trump were president. that drew these comments from trump. >> i've worked very hard, created thousands and thousands of jobs. hillary clinton called that response the same old trump. but she acknowledged she has her own problems like winning the trust of voters. >> i know we've got problems and challenges. i'm not taking a position that we don't have work to do. in fact, i'm telling you what
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work we can do together. >> clinton wrapped up the three-day bus tour by telling the crowd in columbus that donald trump poses a serious threat to u.s. democracy. nbc 10 was on the road with clinton and kaine for their bus tour as it made stops in pennsylvania and ohio. two of our digital producers followed the tour all weekend. they'll be covering the trump rally near harrisburg today. get behind the scenes access through the nbc 10 app and all of our social media platforms. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> clouds over philadelphia, no rain just yet but like the weekend, we'll see more showers and thunderstorms. 73 degrees, lehigh valley, low 70s, 76 in delaware. we're see something areas of valley and some of the suburbs. leesport is at 71. the temperatures have cooled down all the moisture left over from the weekend coming back as some fog. doppler radar showing thunderstorms rolling across
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southern ocean county, heading towards toms river. just clearing ship bottom right now. those storms pushing offshore. there's a good chance we'll see more storms during the day today. hour by hour forecast shows at 10:30 this morning. pretty quiet. nothing more than a few scattered light showers. as we go into the afternoon hours, we're likely to see more storms develop. you can see in delaware and into southern delaware, also south jersey, a possibility of the storms late this afternoon. that's not the only spot. look at the lehigh valley. this is the rain-soaked area here. this could quickly turn to more areas of flooding. flash flooding is a possibility. flash flood watch is in effect for those areas. for today, clouds, sunshine, and into the 80s this afternoon for philadelphia, the suburbs, same story, low 80s this afternoon. the best chance of storms will be later this afternoon. clouds will break for some sunshine but the steaminess will stay with us all day long. and the lehigh valley, 77 degrees, at noontime a chance of
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storms. the threat continues during the afternoon hours. for delaware, clouds and sunshine, low 80s at lunch time. 86 degrees at 4:00 and in between these hours, we could see spotty showers and thunderstorms for new jersey and the shore. that chance of storms, cooler at the shore, 80 degrees. low 80s for new jersey. 10 day on 10 to finally show you western we'll break out of the heat and humidity and the storm threat will come down. that's when i'm back in just a few minutes. we like to hear that, bill. we'll stay tuned. thank you. 5:10 right now. let's get a check of the roads. >> that's right, first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington joining us live with a look at the schuylkill and how are things looking? >> looking great. we're watching the schuylkill around girard avenue. a lot of cars heading out the door already. eastbound into center city or westbound and that drive time into center city is a 13-minute trip from the blue route to the vine street expressway. speeds still into the 60s. low 60s of course. but we're not going to start to see any big delays on the
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schuylkill unless something happens for about another hour or so. watching the vine street expressway, we haven't had any construction yet. east and westbound, both ways, both directions are open between broad street and the schuylkill. you'll be good when heading out the door there. watching mass transit, septa's route 13 is shuttle busing passengers through mt. mariah and yeadon because of a fire in the area. no other major delays to talk about. everything else running pretty much on time or close to schedule. i'll be back in ten with more updates. washed away. in the face of deadly flooding, neighbors in maryland have come together to save each other. we'll show you the aftermath of that flooding and tell you what's next for the area. plus, first we saw water crisis in flint, michigan but now another city is dealing with high levels of lead in its drinking water. we'll tell you where hundreds of children have now been exposed to the tainted water.
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welcome back. in trenton today, new jersey lawmakers will announce their support for extending jobless benefits to striking casino workers. it's been exactly one month since union employees of the trump taj mahal in atlantic city hit the picket line. state senate and assembly leaders say they'll back a bill that gives unemployment benefits to striking workers 30 days after a walkout. the casino's bankruptcy cut those benefits. you might not have won the jackpot but there were two big winning powerball tickets sold in pennsylvania. the numbers are there on the screen. one picket sold in pa is worth
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$2 million, the other is worth 1 million. a jackpot winning ticket was sold in new hampshire. the lump sum is around 3$330,50. schools in portland, oregon have within found with elevated levels of lead. the test results were leaked to local newspapers. parents and teachers are outraged. >> we've all been drinking gallons and gallons of water because we didn't know. >> it's going to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars. >> the school district's acting ceo says permanent fixes could take a long time. for now, all the water fountains have been turned off and bottled water will beç handed out at school for the entire year. just one week and three days away from the eagles first preseason game and fans are
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ready for some football. regular practice continues today for the team. fans got a taste of -- their first taste of this year's squad at open practice yesterday. as you can see, there was a decent crowd in the stands. they are eager to see what new head coach peterson can do with the birds. draft pick, quarterback carson wentz sparking some hope for fans. >> it's a team that's growing. it's going to go through some growing pains. it's not going to be the super >> the next time you can catch a practice in person is in two weeks. sunday august 14th. that will be a night practice. but before that, the birds take on the tampa bay bucs at the link. if you cannot make the game, watch it on cozi-tv. coverage starts at 6:30, the
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game starts at 7:00 p.m. the oper ceremony of the olympics is set for friday night. nbc 10 is the only place you can see all the action. with time ticking down to the start of the games in rio de janeiro, the athletes are checking in. >> it's getting exciting. athletes from the u.s. and several other countries arrived in rio yesterday.official sources at the airport said it marked the highest number of arrivals so far. rio de janeiro and the nation of brazil won its bid to host the olympics seven years ago. the planning has been plagued by public relations nightmares, ranging from street violence and political scandal to polluted waters and, of course, those fears about the zika virus. is rio ready for its cloweup on the world stage? nbc olympics host bob costas and the mayor of rio gave their opinions. take a listen. >> to be honest i've never seen an olympics that has such a wide array of potential problems. >> rio will be the safest place
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on earth to be by august. >> august is here now. it won't be long before we know if it will just be fun and games in rio. by the way, let nbc 10's jacqueline london be your guide to the rio games. she will have an exclusive all-access pass to the olympics. meet our hometown heroes who are going for gold with a front-row seat to the excitement in brazil. her live reports start wednesday on nbc 10 news at 4:00. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is standing by with a check of the roads. so far it's been pretty good this morning. you have a look at 95. >> that's right. pretty typical of a monday morning, especially in the summerti summertime, we see a late start to our rush. girard avenue, no problems or delays. you can see more traffic heading into center city. that's where we see those big delays later on in the morning. right now, southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway into the center city area, 13 minutes there, average speeds still into the 60s.
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so we're not dealing with any big delays there. earlier we were reporting that route 13 for septa was shuttle busing passengers in between mt. mariah and yeadon. right now they've resumed normal operations. there will be residual delays because of that. otherwise back in business. otherwise, watching construction in delaware. this is an ongoing project where route 13, the on rampç is clos. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it's a steamy start this morning. we are watching for some areas of fog. you can see it in the lehigh valley. that's the view from easton this morning. keep an umbrella handy. more showers and possibly strong thunderstorms, especially later today and even into this evening. evening storms are possible with heavy rainfall taking advantage of all the moisture that's around. we're seeing that fog develop in the pocono mountains, visibility has been down as low as a quarter mile now. half a mile visibility there.
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not an issue for reading and pottstown. in between these locations, you can see fog. northeast philadelphia is in good shape. we're seeing scattered fog in south jersey. right now, millville and atlantic city and delaware are looking just fine. as far as clouds are concerned and rain, that's a different story. most of the area is dry right now. we've been tracking this one thunderstorm as it makes its way towards the shore, it moves through atlantic, southern burlington and now is going strong in ocean county. still lightning with that storm and heavy downpours as well. rainfall is falling at a rate of almost 5 inches an hour. this one will move offshore and the threat of more storms, especially farther north and west could pose a flood risk for later today on those rain-soaked areas. i'm talking about the pennsylvania suburbs, the lehigh valley and the poconos. this afternoon, through this evening, that's when we'll see more thunderstorms with heavy rain bringing a flash flood threat. and before those storms take
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shape, we are in for another steamy day today, for the entire area. in philadelphia, we're starting off in the 70s with high humidity, though, climbing into the middle 80s. the temperatures but it's going to feel like it's in the low 90s when you combine the heat and humidity together. another steamy day today. the steaminess will continue into tomorrow with a chance of showers for both days. storms today, some scattered showers tomorrow. cooler tomorrow, high of 83. then the humidity does come down during the day on tuesday and you'll feel the difference on wednesday. much more comfortable, especially with the temperature just 84 degrees. a bit warmer on thursday. then the temperatures are climbing to 90 degrees on friday. humidity is still in check on friday. but that changes on saturday. a steamy day with a chance of some showers and thunderstorms. drying out for sunday, still warm sunday afternoon, 88 degrees. we'll be in the upper 80s through tuesday, cooler by wednesday. bill, thanks for that. nbc 10 needs your help
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nothing should get in the way of the things you love. ♪ get america's fastest internet. only from xfinity. welcome back. it's 5:25. and the price of college education, it keeps going up. regardless of the cost, students say it's still worth it. a new study by bankrate.com finds that 89% of college graduates say their college education was a good investment. the study also found 62% of americans support making college tuition free for everyone. those who oppose making it free said it would be acceptable to offer free tuition for families earning $50,000 a year or less. many retailers are looking to cut costs while going high-tech, landon dowdy is here with this morning's cnbc business news. good morning, landon.
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>> hi there, pamela. retailers are going high-tech to hook customers and target is exploring the use of robots to manage inventory. lowe's is employing virtual reality to envision remodeling projects. kohl's cash may let people pay with their phones. wall street, futures are higher this morning. the markets are coming off of a mixed week amid a ton of earnings and reports showing lacklusterç growth for the economy in the second quarter. we get data on manufacturing. the big highlight will likely be the jobs report. last friday, the dow fell. the nasdaq rose 7 to 5,162, pamela. back over to you. >> landon dowdy with cnbc. thank you. now your nbc 10 -- 5:26. 76 degrees.
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see some scattered clouds at the shore, live view from the marquis de lafayette hotel in cape may. we'll get sunshine but a good chance we'll see more storms as well during the day today. and some heavy downpours possible this evening as well. jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. good morning, jess. >> good morning, bill. we're watching new jersey roads right now. this is the garden state parkway right around the cape may toll plaza over in upper township. maybe you're heading down the shore this morning or coming back. no problems or delays there. we'll keep you updated. i'll check in with mass transit when i come back. plus, the jersey jam trial is making progress. find out what's happening this week in the case over the closure of the george washington bridge. also, get ready to pay more. we'll tell you how much taxes are going up today for cigarettes? pennsylvania.
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right now on "nbc 10 news today," a double shooting investigation is taking place in montgomery county. now police are investigating in ambler. we're live there at the scene. paying more for cigarettes. that's what's happening today for anyone buying a pack in pennsylvania. we'll tell you just how much more you'll be paying. plus, the jersey jam case is moving forward this week. we'll tell you what's happening now involving the trial's potential

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