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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 jurors. nbc 10 news starts now.
good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm katy zachry. >> i'm pamela osborne. we have issued a first alert for this morning because of heavy rain and the potential for flash flooding in parts of our area today. let's get started with meteorologist bill henley and the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. bill? >> pamela, we're tracking one shower, one area of thunderstorms. it's moving through new jersey. this is not why we've issued a first alert. the first alert is for the heavy rainfall that's possible later today. this storm is moving offshore. it's moving past barnegat right now. it will clear out. lots of steaminess in the air. we've seen heavy rainfall over the last couple days in the lehigh valley and the suburbs. this is where there's a storm threat for later today and why we've issued a first alert. the chance of storms will be around for most of the area as temperatures climb into the 80s for philadelphia, the suburbs and the lehigh valley. delaware could see those as well with afternoon temperatures in the 80s.
even at the shore. not going to be an all-day rainfall. get some clouds and some sunshine at the shore and in interior new jersey. take a look at that storm threat with that first alert when i come back in a few minutes. first, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> thanks, bill. a few things going on since the last time i saw you, about ten minutes ago. upper moreland, we're watching a vehicle fire. forest avenue and church street. another vehicle that's reported out in hatfield township that's leaking fuel. the vehicle is actually being diverted around this scene. trewingtown road and bethlehem pike. mass transit, more delays, passengers being shuttle bused on route 13. the warminster line is dealing with 20-minute delays due to signal problems. 20-minute delays there. the rest of mass transit running on time or close to schedule. i'll be back in the next ten with more on these things, mass transit and the blue route as well. this morning, in montgomery
county, police are investigating a double shooting at an apartment complex in ambler. >> police were called to the forest garden apartments along forest avenue just before midnight. that's where we find nbc 10's matt delucia this morning. have you gotten any recent update from police about the injuries to the victim? >> well, not on that account, pam and katy but we did see a car towed away from the scene in the last half hour. the investigation is still under way. you can see the crime scene tape and police investigators are still here at the apartment complex. this is on the 100 block of forest avenue here in ambler. earlier, there was a lot of activity inside this building. two people wereç shot just befe midnight. it was on the second floor of this building. no word yet on the condition of the victims. we have not seen any victims be taken out of the building, any people being take noon custody either. one of the neighbors here did tell us, though, that she hear the gunshots, about 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. >> this came as a shock it a lot of the neighbors around here. police did have canines out here earlier, within the past few hours, looking through the woods and around the building. no word yet on any arrests. as soon as we get more information, we'll pass it along. live in ambler, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. the jersey jam case goes to court. this week, attorneys in the george washington bridge lane closing case will begin the process of finding 12 jurors. they'll submit questions to ask potential jurors to help gauge whether any perspective jurors might have biases. experts say it's important to have people who are well informed but who can put personal opinions aside. two former allies of governor chris christie are accused of causing traffic jams near the
bridge to punish the mayor of a nearby city. the trial is set for september. happening today, get ready to shell out more cash for a pack of cigarettes in pennsylvania. the tax is going up $1 per pack, bringing the total tax to $2.60. it's the largest single increase on smokers in pennsylvania since 1935. and since the tax on cigarettes in philadelphia is already more than the rest of the state, this tax increase tacks on an extra $4.60. 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 again this morning and police still haven't made any arrests. they're still trying to figure out how the child got the gun. a fire truck ended up on a sidewalk after being smashed by an suv yesterday in center city. everyone is okay but the crash, as you can see, created quite a mess near 23rd and market streets downtown.
the truck took out a streetlight and parking kiosk before ending up in front of the peco building around 7:00 last night. we checked again this morning and so far we've learned the driver has not been charged. the truck was responding to a call when it happened. 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 lee at deliverance evangelistic church. he was a 17-year veteran 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. 5:36. 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 television. we first told you about craig mulehizen jr. on friday. on saturday, the next day, medford police took him into custody. he started a fire inside a restaurant last wednesday.ç 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 now, the first unitarian 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. the church is hoping the police will catch the person who did it. people from the church tells us the banners were put up around the building to spark a conversation within the community. today president obama will turn his attention to disabled veterans. the president plans to address the national convention for
disabled american veterans in atlanta. he's expected to discuss how the country can make sure that veterans receive benefits that they've earned by their service. president obama is also expected to talk about expanding job opportunities for service members and their families. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 5:38. we're see something areas of fog this morning in the lehigh valley. lots of moisture over the last couple days has been deposited in the lehigh valley and the suburbs. and so fog not a surprise this morning. don't be surprised if we see more storms later today. that's why we've issued a first alert for the suburbs, the lehigh valley and the poconos through this evening. more thunderstorms with heavy rain could lead to flash flooding this evening. but most of the day, it will not be raining. clouds, though, those will be around. 76 degrees right now. upper 70s at 10:00. philadelphia into the 80s this afternoon.
during the afternoon, that's when we'll likely see showers and some thunderstorms. 73 degrees in the suburbs. upper 70s by noontime and as we go into the afternoon hours, storms take shape once again. won't be an all afternoon rainfall. we'll see scattered showers in the suburbs and the lehigh valley. that's why, with very moist conditions we could see quick, tremendous totals of rainfall leading to that potential for flash flooding. 72 now, cloudy skies this morning with breaks of sunshine into the low 80s this afternoon. the threat of showers in the lehigh valley and for new jersey. 73 degrees now. 80s this afternoon. a chance of some scattered isolated showers this morning. really a better chance of thunderstorms this afternoon for noon, 2:00 and at 4:00. for the jersey shore, we'll see sunshine to start with. already starting to break. those clouds with sunshine. it will be in the upper 70s with a chance of scattered showers at the shore. and for delaware, again, not an
all-day rainfall here either. storms are a possibility later this morning and this afternoon with temperatures peaking in the low 80s. storms today, there is dry maybe you noticed it, with the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. got your 10 day on 10 when i'm back in just a few minutes. muggy is definitely the way it feels outside. the roads are dry for now. >> yes, jessica boyington is joining us with a look at the blue route. >> we're not seeing big delays or backups. some things starting to pop up but for right now, most of the majors look great. this is ridge pike, no problems north or southbound.ç the blue route look great but we're watching for a vehicle fire out in upper moreland on forest avenue and church street right in this general area here. so maybe some delays by the scene. also watching for mass transit,
the warminster lane for septa is dealing with signal problems. now having some 20-minute delays because of that. amtrak, new jersey transit, d.a.r.t. and patco running on time. we'll check in with jersey roads when i come back. more updates when i come back. we'll tell you what investigators believe caused a hot air balloon crash that killed 16 people in texas. plus, standing in solidarity. we'll tell you why muslims showed up to a church on sunday and shook hands with churchgoers.
good morning, chestnut hill. here's a live look along bethlehem avenue. right now it's about 74 degrees, 5:44 on your monday. 16 people died in west texas over the weekend in 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 burst into flames and plunged 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 cloud cover and that the power lines could have almost been invisible to the pilot. two of the people who died on board were newlyweds, dr. mark and sunday rowan of san antonio. 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 person of interest in connection with two separate shootings early yesterday morning. one woman was killed, four other
people were injured. police say they want to question a man who they say could be armed. the shootings happened minutes apart in the downtown entertainment district there. muslims and catholics unify in the face of terror. yesterday in parts of france and italy, muslims attended catholic masses to remember and honor an 58-year-old priest who was killed last week. two teenagers inspired by isis carried out the murder. they injured another man in the church before being shot and killed by police. syrian refugee and a cousin of one of the two attackers does remain in custody following the july 26th killing. isis has claimed responsibility for the attack. nearly washed away. that's what happened to a historic town near baltimore when torrential rains triggered deadly flash floods. take a look at this video from saturday night. in ellicott city, maryland. good samaritans brave the fierce floodwaters to rescue a woman who was trapped in her car. the flooding killed two people, destroyed dozens of vehicles and left main street like that, in
ruins. county officials compared the town to a war zone. >> cars everywhere. sidewalks missing. roads partially gone, utility poles down, cars on top of cars, buildings, the bottom floor completely gone, foundations completely gone. it doesn't compare to anything we've seen before. county officials declared a state of emergency. the area got a month's worth of rain in just two hours. yesterday, members of the pennsylvania incident management team headed to maryland and ellicott city to help the city recover from that deadly flooding. the team will provide logistical support to county officials. members are expected to be there for the next week. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> clouds overhead. right now we're watching for some sunshine to break through the clouds. that will happen later this morning. jj @(t&% some signs of seeing the clouds break at the shore. that's a live view from cape may
from the marquis de lafayette hotel. the sunshine, that's just going to heat things up, make for another steamy one today. 70s right now, low 70s in the lehigh valley, the suburbs, 76 in delaware. while philadelphia is also 76 degrees, along with the shore. at the shore, temperatures will warm into the low 80s this afternoon. we've already seen some showers and thunderstorms move through this morning. the possibility of more during the day today. see the activity moving through ocean county right now. and still a few scattered showers, heavy downpours developing once again in central burlington county. those showers are on the move. they're moving off to the northeast about 20 miles an hour. more heavy your downpours in store for forked river where that thunderstorm is dumping very heavy rainfall right now. and the risk for more heavy rain this afternoon will pose a greater threat in areas that saw so much rainfall over the weekend, especially north and west. that's where we've issued a first alert. the pennsylvania suburbs, lehigh valley, and the poconos through
monday evening, a chance of heavy downpours, thanks to thunderstorms, heavy rain could lead to more flash flooding as we go into the afternoon hours. we'll likely see some of the thunderstorms come together. hour by hour forecast shows 9:30 this morning, a chance of scattered showers in delaware, maybe a few sprinkles at the shore. those storms won't really come together at 1:30 in the afternoon but as we go into the late afternoon hours, showers and thunderstorms in the suburbs, philadelphia, delaware, south jersey and especially into the lehigh valley, this is the area that we'll be watching for, potential for flash flooding later today. i can't rule out some heavy downpours for the rest of the area leading to some problems as well. 10 day on 10 has more showers for tomorrow. at least the chance of showers, though the threat will be diminishing during the day tomorrow. the temperatures will come down, too. that will lower the humidity as we go into wednesday, 84 degrees. a much nicer day wednesday and
thursday. up to 90 degrees on friday. not terribly humid friday afternoon. steaminess returns with a chance of storms by saturday. by sunday, drying out, high of 88 degrees. most of next week, upper 80s with one exception, wednesday, turns cooler with a high of 84. >> bill, thanks. lower temps, lower humidity over the next few days. >> it's all good news. hopefully it's the same on the roads this morning. jessica boyington joining us with a look at 295. >> it's that way for 295. if you're out on new jersey roads right now, you're good to go. 295 around route 38 looks great so far. cars out on the roads but not any backups yet. a 12-minute drive time if you're headed southbound from around this point at 38 headed towards the black horse pike. if you're headed southbound, maybe trying to get to different southern jersey points. no problems right here, average speeds still into the high 60s. cars are moving out there. there is reports of a vehicle out leaking fuel in hatfield
township on trewigtown road and bethlehem pike. that is causing a disturbance at that intersection with police on the scene. more updates and a check of mass transit when i come back. danger at the derby. we'll show you why three people just sitting in the stands had to be taken to the hospital. an olympic dream comes through for a local çdad. hear how darryl hill will be in rio when his son goes for the gold, thanks to total strangers.
good morning, everyone. i'm first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington and we're watching the area bridges right now. we're looking live at the platt bridge. you can see some cars making their way out the door here but no big problems or delays. no scheduled openings. i just checked into the tacony palmyra and the burlington bristol, the walt whitman and ben franklin are good as well. we'll have updates and check in with mass transit when i come back. gospel music takes over the
barnes foundation.ç the choir performed yesterday at the barnes museum. the group performed gospel songs and spirituals this show revived a tradition started by dr. barnes in the 1920s. south philly was all about hot rods yesterday. 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 was sponsored by the east passyunk avenue business improvement district. happening today, we get an early look inside the new philadelphia mormon temple. the newly completed temple of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints is on vine street in downtown philly. it's the first mormon temple in the state of pennsylvania. free tours for the public begin august 10th and continue
throughout the month. to reserve tickets tap on the nbc 10 app for a link. and 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 smashing another vehicle. the impact of that sent a 50-pound rod. you see it there, 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 who was injured. and weather probably ruined a lot of plans this weekend. >> definitely outdoor plans. rain certainly ruined things for fans, race fans at the pocono raceway. things got off to an okay start on friday. here's video from the qualifying round there. now, martin truex jr. was the top driver friday, earning him the poll position for the third time this season. after rain saturday night and yesterday morning and afternoon, nascar decided to postpone the
race. >> it wasn't all bad, though, kids were having fun driving their cars and splashing in the puddles. the race will start this morning at 11:00. you can watch it on nbc sports network. the countdown clock to the rio olympics tells the story. we're just four days away from the start of the olympics in brazil. the opening ceremony is set for friday night. nbc 10 is the only place to see all of the action. >> this is a great story and we're going to see some of it when jacqueline london is there in rio. a delaware county father's rio olympics dream has become a reality thanks in part to the generosity of total strangers and our nbc 10 viewers. >> 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. hill who drives for uber wasn't able to afford the trip until
one of his customers stepped in. liz willick heard he couldn't go and set up a go fund me page. two days after its launch, it surpassed its $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. >> 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 ç exclusive access to local athletes. she'll introduce you to our hometown heroes going for gold with a front row seat to the excitement in brazil. her live reports begin wednesday on nbc 10 news at 4:00. we can't wait. >> we hope to see mr. hill in rio for that. >> we sure do. next at 6:00, a double shooting at a montgomery county apartment complex. >> we're learning one person is
dead. that's new information since the last half hour. we are live at the scene with an update on any of the overnight developments. plus, in today's nbc 10 responds, a viewer has pool problems with no answers in sight. we'll show you how the nbc 10 responds team jumped in to help. r agenda? toomey voted seven times to defund planned parenthood. he even tried to shut down the federal government in order to eliminate funding for planned parenthood. and toomey's against a woman's right to choose and supports overturning roe v. wade which would allow states to criminalize abortion. pat toomey: he's focused on his own agenda, not us. majority forward is responsible for the content of this advertising.