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a fifth person found shot on the garden state parkway. state police say a couple of the victims were seriously wounded. >> just before this shot up ford expedition stopped outside the wawa outside the atlantic city airport this man says they almost hit his car. >> the driver was like can you please help us? can you please help us? we've been shot. i told them i couldn't help but i called the cops. >> reporter: four people were in the suv, all wounded. >> the driver said he was shot. they had all been shot. the passenger was hanging from the window, like had his hand up leaning over the window and the driver, he was shot, and i guess the guys in the back seat, they were shot, too. everybody was shot. >> reporter: sources say it appears the incident began on the nearby atlantic city expressway with the expedition ending up at the wawa. new jersey state police say an additional shooting victim was
found in a vehicle on the garden state parkway near the ac expressway interchange. investigators are trying to figure out if everything is connected. investigators are also trying to figure out just what prompted all of this gunfire. that at this point remains unclear. we know that at least four victims were taken to atlantic care regional medical center in atlantic city. initial reports from ems crews were that three of the victims suffered minor injuries. we're hearing the latest updates, from alles victims involved here, two suffered serious injuries. we'll keep trying to get more information from investigators, and we'll have the new details for you as soon as we get them. live in egg harbor township, ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. >> voters will decide whether or not he should return. >> now drama in the d.a.'s office. a woman romantically linked to
district attorney seth williams is accused of slashing tires outside his home. it's the latest in a string of embarrassments for the d.a. nbc 10's mitch blacher is following the story. >> mitch, i know you spoke with the mayor. what did he have to say. >> reporter: guys, the mayor was pretty blunt. at this point it's been nine months since the tires were slashed, yet charges were only filed yesterday. at this point the philadelphia d.a., he has not addressed any of the situation or questions as to how this case was handled. know answers as to whether or not his personal relationship may have affected his professional judgment. d.a. seth williams described stacy cummings at his girlfriend in his political financial disclosures. the delaware county d.a. describes her as the person who slashed his city-owned car tires in november. the spokesperson says the case was moved to delaware county to avoid a possible conflict of interest. cummings has been charged with two misdemeanors. >> it raises a whole other set of questions to be answered. >> reporter: government
watchdogs at the committee of 70 find it troubling how long it took for the case to leave philly. >> another seeming example of the mixing of the personal and the professional which i think troubles people at some point. >> reporter: seth williams is also fighting the perception of his recently released financial disclosures. they revealed more than 160,000 in gifts, including a $45,000 roof for his house. they also show cummings gave him a $6,500 rolex watch and $1,100 in suits and dress shirts. >> while this is a distraction, it's not my distraction. something he'll have to talk about. >> reporter: mayor jim kenney said voters will decide what to do about the d.a.'s scandals in may when he runs for re-election. as for cummings who is a city employee, the mayor said he didn't know if she will keep her job. >> she shouldn't have done it. she apparently admitted doing it, and she shouldn't have done it. >> reporter: now it cost the city just under $1,000 to repair the damage to those tires. at this point it appears that one of the tires did belong to
the d.a.'s security detail. at this point no one has been able to answer the question what his security detail was doing when the tires were slash. we're live in center city, mitch blacher, nbc 10 news. actor and comedy legend gene wilder has died. wilder was best known for his roles in "willy wonka and the chocolate factory," "young frankenstein" and "blazing saddles." he died earlier this month in connecticut from complications from alzheimer's disease. gene wilder was 83. five congregations are without a place to worship this evening after this church fire in philadelphia's overbrook section. good shepherd presbyterian church has stood along landsdowne avenue at north 51st street for a century. flames broke out around 9:00 this morning, and nbc 10's cydney long is live in overbrook. a big loss for that community. >> reporter: jim, indeed it is.
it stood here on the corner for many generations with nearly 100 parishioners. so this is a tremendous loss for the community. almost everyone we've spoken to out here today has a child they have sent to send school or attend services or know a couple who was married inside. for 100 years good shepherd united presbyterian has been the heart and soul of this community but this morning smoke and flames grew larger and more intense destroying it. through dust and soot, neighbors watched it burn. officials tell us that at least four people and a cat were safely evacuated order rescued and in firefighters were injured. good shepherd opened its doors for five other congregations to pray here each week. sherry neal did so today on the sidewalk. >> a lot of community-based things that happened here, from the kids go to kindergarten to vacation bible school. just to a host of knowing the
pastors. it's a friendly place to be. >> you know, this is a real tragedy for the congregations that worship here. we understand that. we're doing everything that we can to save as much of the building as possible. we've seen this before, and the great thing about these communities is they rebuild. >> reporter: more than 120 firefighters fought this fire in extremely hot conditions and also prevented it from spreading to nearby homes. now until the fire officials who are still out here on the scene working together with lni are assured of the structural integrity of the church, we're told they won't be able to get inside to the basement, and that's where officials think that this fire began. they will have to determine an exact point of origin. live in overbrook tonight, i'm cydney long, nbc 10 news. >> huge loss there. new information this evening from camden. more information about the murder of an 8-year-old girl is now up to $70,000. gabby carter would have started third grade today and instead her family is planning her funeral. she was shot in the head after
getting caught in the middle of a gang shooting last wednesday. no one has been arrested. today people in the community offered prayers for gabby's mother who is pregnant with another child. >> she's expecting another one and has lost her baby. it's really hard, very painful. >> gabby went to camden community charter school, and her grieving classmates and teachers are now getting counseli counseling. three teenagers are recovering after police say they were shot during a shootout in grays ferry overnight. a police officer returned to the area this morning, spoke with some neighbors there. investigators say at least 12 bullets went flying here on the corner of 27th and tasker. it was just after midnight. they are reviewing nearby surveillance cameras hoping to track down whoever is responsible. >> definitely heard loud bangs and then my dogs were freaking out, so -- so sort of connected two and two together. >> a 16-year-old and a 1-year-old were shot in the legs
and another 16-year-old shot in the back, but they are all expected to recover. >> to the weather now. it's a hot and steamy day. this is the scene in chinatown nearby eighth and arch where people were out and about. here's a live look down the shore in cape may. anyone looking to beat the heat by getting in the water might want to listen up. forecasters say there is a moderate risk for rip currents along the jersey shore, and the risk could increase as the week goes on. seems like we were just at wawa welcome america. >> yeah, july 4th. >> not july anymore. >> it's september, already talking about the labor day holiday weekend. >> time flies. let's bring in first alert meteorologist sheena par convenient. sheena? >> it looks really nice to the unofficial end to the summer, so i'm sure a lot of people want to hear that, but as we go through the next few days very hot an around 90 degrees. look as the seven-day in the bottom of the screen, you'll notice by the end of the screen
a big cooldown coming just in time for the weekend. right now a live look outat center city. clear skies and plenty of sunshine and heating temperatures up into the 90s. again, this is the fourth day in a row we've seen temperatures in the 90s. it's 93 degrees in philadelphia. by 7:00 p.m. still around 90 degrees and 10:00 warm but fairly comfortable. temperatures right around 81 degrees by 10:00 p.m. rest of the area 93 wilmington and allentown 88 and mt. holly 93 degrees and if you're in atlantic city, at least at the airport, temperatures there right around 93 degrees. so take a look at what's been happening to our temperatures. we've been in the 90s since friday across the weekend. today and tomorrow we'll still stay around 90 degrees. the normal high for this time of year is 84, so we'll be above that through wednesday and then a brig drop as we go through the end of the week, but coming up we'll take a look at the labor day weekend forecast and we'll talk about that threat for rip currents if you're headed to the shore or delaware beaches. that's coming up. >> all right, sheena. preparations are under way
for this weekend's made in america festival, and they could impact your commute so listen up. here's a live look down the ben franklin parkway at the philadelphia museum of art. two lanes of traffic at aiken's oval are now closed. spring garden between pennsylvania avenue and the benjamin franklin parkway also closed. it is just the start of gradual road closures that will be happening all week. everything is expected to reopen before the morning rush on tuesday, september 6th. for a full list of closures tap the nbc 10 app. this is video from last year's made in america festival which drew more than 100,000 people. musical acts this year include rihanna and coldplay. last year it was beyonce. the festival along the ben franklin parkway runs saturday and sunday. tonight legislators and health experts will take questions from residents concerned with drinking water contamination in montgomery county. congressman brendan boyle and patrick meehan and one other
will hold a panel discussion over leaks into the water supply from a nearby air base. officials are testing water in the homes in that area. temple students in a north philadelphia residence will have to find a new place to watch movies at the pearl theater closed its doors over the weekend. though it's not clear why but it's said that a high-end amc theater will take its spot. no spot on the street no, problem. this renovated parking garage at eighth and arch reopened. drivers maybe excited to know that the garage will relieve parking problems in the area, but the city hopes it will attract more business and economic opportunities, too. and answering the outrage. the maker of the epipen has come under fire for the cost of the life-saving device. what's coming in weeks that could quiet that controversy. also, visitor to the vatican. pope francis welcomes an unusual
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life-saving devices in half. mylan announced plans to sell a generic version of the epinephrine injectors. >> the generic will still cost $300. nbc 10's erica edwards has the details. >> reporter: after enduring sharp criticism for dramatically raising its prices, drug-maker mylan has announced it's launching its own generic version of the epipen. the generic will be listed at $300. that's half the cost of the brand name epipen. mylan's ceo released a statement reading in part that the generic will offer a long-term solution to further reduced costs and ease the burden and complexity of the process on the patient. some pharmacists are wary saying they will believe it when they actually see the price fall. >> i'm glad they are potentially lowering the price, but even at $300, it's still very expensive. >> reporter: mylan's generic auto injector will be identical to the brand name product and
pharmacists will be able to swap in the generic if doctors write a prescription for epipen. epipens deliver an emergency dose of epinephrine when people suffer dangerous allergic reactions. just last week in tucson, arizona, a school nurse used one on a high school senior. he had had a few bites of a friend's lunch not realizing he was eating peanuts. >> my throat is closing and my cheeks getting puffy and lips getting bigger. >> reporter: generic epipen is expected to launch in a few weeks. erica edwards, nbc 10 news. pope francis met with facebook founder mark zuckerberg and his wife priscilla chan at vatican today. the vatican said the topic was use of communication technology to relieve poverty in some of the world's most disadvantaged communities. following the meetings, zuckerberg took to facebook posting that it was something they will never forget. also in italy, rescue workers pulled two more bodies from the rubble of that central italy earthquake raising the overall death toll now to 292.
that number could rise though as hopes of finding any more survivors are now fading. right now crews are trying to build a new road to make it easier to get in and out of hardest hit areas. the government scrambling to find temporary housing as well for the more than 2,700 people who have been displaced by that earthquake. flash floods turn streets into mini rivers in southwest ohio. look at this. corel phone video in the town of bernard north of cincinnati, thunderstorms dropped 3 inches of rain in the course of a couple of hours. up to 8 inches fell in other parts of the city, and it forced the closure of schools today. fortunately no one has been reported hurt. well, another hot day in the 90s for most of the area. 93 right now philadelphia and 92 for our pennsylvania suburbs. even the lehigh valley is close to 90 degrees. 39 for wilmington. 90 degrees our south jersey neighborhood.
the shore is quite a bit warmer than it was yesterday because of the wind direction. it's more coming in from the south and west. temperatures near 90 in avalon right now. if you look at stone harbor, 88 deglows and 89 summer's point and 88 degrees in woodbine, but as we go into your labor day weekend, shore temperatures will be close to 80 degrees and we'll have a risk for rip currents. we'll show you this for a second. until then we'll be staying hot until thursday when there's a cooldown. fairmount coming in at 89 tomorrow. allentown at 87. mostly sunny skies and still a dry day. if you're in new jersey, robbinsville 85 degrees. long port 80 degrees, and notice the red exclamation points at our shore points. that's because we do have a threat for dangerous rip currents. also if you're at rehoboth beach we have a threat for dangerous rip currents there as well. wilmington coming in at 88 degrees tomorrow. the near 90-degree temperatures will be going on for a few more
days, and then we have cooler changes coming by the end of the week. if you look at your seven-day forecast right at the bottom. you'll see cooler temperatures are on the way and we're also talking about that rip current risk that i mentioned, so going into labor day weekend we're going to keep this risk around, so the rip current threat is for all the delaware beaches, cape may county, ocean county. possibly for a moderate risk for dangerous rip currents, so we do have a beach hazard statement out at the moment, and if you are out there, just keep that in mind. it's going to be fairly dangerous, especially as we go into the labor day weekend possibly because of one tropical system that will be passing by offshore. i'll show you what that looks like. right now we're looking at the tropics south of florida. one tropical depression and the other one off the coast of north carolina. that will be skimming the outer banks so that's tropical depression number eight. a tropical storm could skim the outer banks there, and it will be just offshore of us and still pretty far out and it could be causing some rip current threats. locally as we go through the middle of the week, the other
one we're keeping a very close eye on tropical depression nine. this one right off the coast of south florida. still a tropical depression and still expected to become a tropical storm. somewhere between the panhandle and tampa bay area and then it would move into the atlantic. it would stay offshore from us. we don't expect it to bring rain. look at that. already saturday offshore and could be providing us with some potentially dangerous rip currents. something we will definitely be watching as we go into the labor day weekend because a lot of people, i'm shower, will be in the water. here's the forecast. we'll jump ahead to your labor day weekend heading to the shore, saturday, sunday, monday, all looking sunny and nice, and a little breezy possibly. temperatures right around 80 degrees so pretty comfortable. your ten-day on 10. sunshine, more sunshine tuesday, wednesday. some scattered showers and storms possibly thursday and look at the temperature drop. so we go from 91 wednesday and 48 thursday and 81 friday morning lows in the low 60s.
we go through your weekend. the weekend looks good and everything is sunny and nice going into next week and next week after labor day we do heat back up to 90 degrees. still feeling like summer. a closer look at the forecast coming up. >> all right. sheena in, new jersey more than 500,000 people have health insurance under medicaid thanks to an expansion under the affordable care act. governor chris christie made the announcement today. >> overall new jersey's medicaid expansion is delivering a wider variety of treatment options to more people and improving service so that new jerseyans are receiving the treatment and care that they need. >> three years ago christie chose to expand medicaid despite republican opposition saying future governors should be allowed to decide whether the state's partnership with the federal government makes financial sense. pennsylvania governor tom wolf says the state needs to follow in the footsteps of philadelphia and other cities by decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana and too many people
are still going to prison for marijuana possession and that's clogging up prisons and hurting families as short, the governor shopping short of endorsing legal recreational use. wolf signed legislation back in april legalizing a medical marijuana program in pennsylvania. coming up next, a scare at the airport. up next, the noise that prompted this panic at one of the largest airports in the country. and theful face. who was front and center for it all.
this was the chaotic scene last night at los angeles international airport after false reports of an active shooter caused panic for passengers. hundreds of people started running after a loud noise was mistaken for gunshots. it caused major flight delays at l.a.x. nbc "nightly news" anchor lester holt witnessed the incident firsthand when his flight landed at the airport. >> we're about to walk up the stairs and when the door opened. people began flooding out. passengers, security people. i heard shots fired or active shooter. run. people didn't really know what to do. >> today we've learned just minutes before the loud noise officers detained a man dressed like zorro who may have been carrying a plastic sword.
police found no connection between the two incidents. you could soon see more drones flying above your head. >> thanks to new rules the faa is rolling out governing the small aircraft. some of the regulations for the unmanned aircraft include a weight limit. 55 pounds and a time restriction flying in daylight only. the drones also must stay within the pilot's visual line of sight. >> this is part of a larger administration push to strike the right balance between safety and innovation as we undergo one of the most dramatic periods of change in the history of transportation. >> the faa estimates 600,000 commercial drones will take to the skies within a year. >> up next, who you shouldn't expect to see in the eagles preseason finale. >> and standing water worries. the nbc 10 investigators uncover some of the area's biggest mosquito breeding grounds.
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with some of the things he said as a candidate, i would be very frightened. gillian turner: he's been talking about the option of using a nuclear weapon against our western european allies. max boot: this is not somebody who should be handed the nuclear codes. charles krauthammer: you have to ask yourself, do i want a person of that temperament controlling the nuclear codes? and as of now, i'd have to say no. [bill o'reilly sighs] at 5:00, an international epidemic. as of today our region has had nearly 200 confirmed cases of the zika virus. >> and in parts of the country, the disease now seems to be spreading by mosquitos. nbc 10's george spencer tracks your complaints to see where mosquito breeding standing water has been reported again and again.
>> reporter: with that noisy hum it is a daily routine for ron penny packer of usher dublin, vacuuming up hundreds of mosquitos on his porch across from this abandoned home and swimming pool. >> we've never had mosquitos like this before. >> reporter: it's never been this bad? >> no. >> reporter: this summer especially, mosquitos and their stagnant water breeding grounds are more than just a nuisance. >> got dozens of them in here. >> reporter: as philadelphia field crews showed us our region is home to the type of mosquito which can carry zika. >> reporter: this doctor is a medical professor at the university of pennsylvania. he calls the risk of a widespread american outbreak small but real and says if it happens mosquitos will likely be the carrier. >> if you see the world from the perspective of the virus, it's very successful in infecting other people and getting to more people. >> reporter: it's moved around
well. >> yes. >> reporter: so nbc 10 has looked at standing water complaints to see where concerns pop up and up again. burlington county and heavily urban philadelphia. in philly we discovered a clear cluster in the far northeast. zip code 19154 leads the entire city. 18 complaints in 2014, 16 in 2015 and a big jump to 25 just in the first half of this year. >> you name, it we've got it the. >> reporter: in megan maloy's burlington county evesham and timberton townships get the most complaints by far, mostly about natural occurrences like woodland pools and roadside ditches. >> the standing water could be anywhere around here? >> right, right. >> reporter: and in montgomery county standing water problems are most often abandoned swimming sglools we have to be proactive. >> reporter: for public health officials like the doctor it's an ongoing battle. a few chronic properties clean
up temporarily only to let water accumulate again, but most homeowners seem to be heeding the warning. >> that's a solution. >> reporter: dump out or treat all standing water. >> people are also very responsive because they see standing water as a chance to hurt their loved ones and family. >> reporter: despite the homeowner compliance, the zika fight continues. right now the city of philadelphia has some 1,500 active mosquito traps capturing the insects each night to track any possible population explosion that would help zika spread. george spencer reporting, nbc 10 news. >> we continue to follow breaking news this afternoon at two scenes in atlantic county. one person is dead now and five others injured. the first scene outside this wawa on tinton road in egg harbor township where four people were shot this afternoon.
from sky force 10 you can see the suv riddled with bullet holes and the windshield shot out. sky force 10 also flew over this scene about a mile away on the garden state parkway. we're told another shooting victim here was found. police activity led to had a major backup as well on the parkway. police have not said where the person died. they are still trying to figure out whether these two scenes are even connected. here's a look at the stories making headlines on nbc 10 news at 5:00. a massive fire destroyed an historic philadelphia church. heavy smoke and flames poured from the overbrook church this morning. investigators aren't sure just what caused it. drama at the philadelphia d.a.'s office. the girlfriend of district attorney seth williams is charged with slashing the tires on two city-owned vehicles. the incident happened in front of his house back in november, and now many want to know why the charges were just now filed. today williams announced the case has been passed to the
delaware county d.a. to avoid a conflict of interest. >> actor and comedian gene wilder has died. best known for his role in wonkia. his nephew says he died from complications of alzheimer's disease. he was 38. to our weather now and -- >> he was 83. to our weather now and the heat wave keeps on rolling. temperatures creep up into the low 90s today. worded is that 90-degree temperatures will be sticking around, too. >> nbc 10 first alert meteorologist sheena par convenient joining us now. certain times of the year when all eyes are on the weather. the upcoming labor day weekend one of those times, sheena. >> a lot of people are really going to like the forecast because it does look to be dry over your labor day weekend. now we're going to see big changes though in the temperatures as we get closer to labor day weekend. right now we're still in the 90s but a big cooldown is coming. see that right at the bottom of
your screen. 89 through many of our south jersey neighborhood and mid-80s at the shore. some areas in the upper 80s and still right around 90 through our pennsylvania suburbs. closer look at our philadelphia neighborhoods. some areas with that urban heat effect have gotten pretty hot today. germantown, the report coming in from there right around the mid-90s, aren't ihouse 92 degrees and fox chase 91. 94 center city. 93 degrees in torresdale so definitely feeling like summer today. as we go through tonight, it will still be fairly warm by 10:00 p.m. in the philadelphia area. 83 degrees. in allentown a pretty comfortable 67 degrees and atlantic city 76 degrees by tonight, around about 11:00 p.m. or so, but by tomorrow morning a comfortable morning, a comfortable start to the day when you walk outside. allentown is 63. quakertown 65 degrees and atlantic city 76 and philadelphia by 8:00 a.m. right around 70 degrees so a nice start tomorrow. we're going to be warm again in the afternoon and still around
990, but we do have a cooldown coming, so coming up i'll talk about the big cooldown by the end of the week. we have a threat of rip currents possibly through your labor day weekend and we'll take a look at the labor day weekend forecast. also a check on the tropics coming up. >> see you soon, sheena. >> in ten days the eyes of the world, sports world shifts from sheena par convenient back to rio for the start of the 2016 paralympic games, but the question remains are the city and the people ready because rio is still considered a tough around. to combat that authorities have put into place strict laws requiring all public places be which are now an increasingly common sight in rio. 28-time olympic medalist michael phelps appeared on the "today" show today and talked about the scandal surrounding friend and teammate ryan lochte. phelps said it's hard to see a friend and competitor going through had a hard time and expressed faith that the lochte will grow from the scandal and come out a better person.
lochte and three teammates got into trouble after telling rio police they had been robbed at gunpoint. lochte later admitted he embellished the story. it's hard to see a friend and a competitor go through a hard time like this. i know what it feels like, and i've been through it before, and, you know, hopefully he can, you know, come out of this a better person. >> phelps said he has reached out to lochte a couple of times since the incident. looks and learning. schools getting under way for students throughout the area. and coming up up next, what new research reveals about a teacher's appearance. specifically how it can predict how your kids perform in school.
short-term mental function than in mows immediately removed from action. now, this was a small study. it involved just 69 teenagers, but the results bolster evidence supporting the growing number of return to play laws and policies across the country. to this now, what do your instagram posts say about you? according to new research they could tell others if you're depressed because in a new study a university of vermont mathematician found instagram to reveal or predict depression. researchers looked at 166 volunteers, many of whom identified as having clinical computer models to analyze tens of thousands of posted photos. they found depressed participants tended to have fewer group shots with lots of friends. >> it may be the case, you know, that people in the medical field will use these types of instruments to try and complement the more traditional techniques that they use toss diagnose patients. >> the filter you use also
apparently says a lot. researchers found depressed people more often use one that makes photos darker or black an white, while healthier people attractiveness of their teacher could actually be the key. researchers at the university of nevada say students are more likely to pay attention when the teacher is good looking. the study found college students were able to remember more from lectures given by professors they found attractive, and neither the gender of the teacher nor the student seems to influence the results which indicates the attraction was not purely sexual. >> i was always just looking down taking notes, jacqueline. >> of course you were. >> of course. >> so to the eagles now. they are getting ready to wrap up their preseason, and there is one final tune-up this week at the linc. details next as we head to the c
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take a live look inside lincoln financial field because the eagles have their preseason finale here this wednesday. birds shouldn't expect to see the eagles rookie quarterback on the field. more on that. >> we should expect to see more of sam bradford than carson wentz? >> probably not. it depends, and when it comes to the reek the eagles were hoping to get wentz some significant playing time in wednesday's
preseason finale. it doesn't appear that will be the case. head coach doug pederson said one of wentz's two broken ribs is only 60% healed. the rookie quarterback will miss thursday's game and also haar sat out the last two preseason game. he'll enter the season as the third string quarterback behind bradford and chase daniels and we've probably seen the last of wentz on the field for the foreseeable future. >> yeah fshs it's frustrating, as all injuries are. you know, i was obviously hoping to get out there one more time in the pre-season, but, you know, it is what it is and i'm going to still try to learn and get ready for cleveland. >> how much do you feel like you're pushed back at all by virtue of not being able to play last three games? >> you know, i don't field it too much. it's frustrating to not get the reps, you know, the game situations, but, you know, i still feel like i'm prepared so whenever the time comes i'll be ready. >> all right. so with wentz out and the starting quarterback sam bradford on the sidelines for thursday's preseason finale we can expect to see plenty of
backup. chase daniel against the jets. >> john burke, all right. we'll be watching. every week we've been taking you through the construction of the comcast innovation and technology center. >> it's going up piece by piece in center city. so exciting to drive by and see it going up. >> big changes in just a week. >> higher and higher. >> since i was away. >> we have a live look right now as the building make its slow rise into the sky. a form of white hot artwork is part of what is making this masterpiece possible. nbc 10's keith jones with the story. ♪ >> reporter: in a city filled with beautiful art, the art foundation and countless murals, there's a lesser known craft. ♪ it's flashy, flameless and flawless. white hot work at the comcast technology and innovation
center. this is made from a steam fitter. that's that? >> do everything, chemical, air, natural gas. >> reporter:y 'essentially anything to do with pipes that a plummer doesn't do. they join two metals using an electrical arc and the filler metal sticks. the arc melts the stick into the pipe fusing them together and then they shave off the excess. it's a precise but cool art form. just ask local steam fitter tom mccool. >> we have a five-year apprenticeship and everybody is training. seems like a really cool job so i kind of wanted to get on it. >> reporter: about 50 steam fitters are working on hundreds of miles of pipe at the new comcast tower wearing artful fashion. these welder shields, equipped with an autodark feature. without it ultraviolet rays could blind them. >> you'll get this horrible feeling at night like there's sand in your eyes. >> reporter: so the next time you take in the sights around
town look up. there's a steam fitter's masterpiece all around you. >> we've got a lot of work here. >> yeah. it's a good job. like you said, a massive job. just everybody does their little part and, you know, you go down to the lower floors it's coming up. it's pretty cool. >> reporter: atop the comcast innovation and technology center. keith jones, nbc 10 news. >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> well, a beautiful day today, and really beautiful as we go through the next few days. we'll stay hot and dry. temperatures still around 90 a lot like today and very little in the way of rain until thursday. this is a live look out and rehoboth beach. nice sky conditions, and as we go into your labor day weekend good news. it's going to actually look a lot like this. a lot of you who have the outdoor plans this weekend. you're really going to like the forecast. meantime, temperatures are mostly around 90 degrees for most area. 93 philadelphia and we'll look at our delaware neighborhoods right now. greenville 87 and marshallton 90 and harmony hills 92.
if you're in middle town your temperature is 89 degrees. in felton 85 degrees and dover 88. closer to the delaware beaches we do have temperatures that are quite a bit cooler, so we have 9 in milton. you go to the beaches there. rehoboth beach come in at 80 degrees. 78 dewy beach with more of an onshore wind right now, so the onshore wind really dropping the temperatures pretty quickly, and they will drop big time as we go into the end of this week until we get there. we'll stay around 90. nice and dry locally. again no rain until we go into thursday, but we are watching two tropical systems. now, we don't expect rain from either one of these, but we do expect it to be increasing our rip current threat at the shore and the delaware beaches, so this shows you the areas. we're talking about the beaches in sussex county. we're talking about cape may county, atlantic county and ocean county. there's a beach hazard statement, so from about tomorrow through possibly your labor day weekend and, again, we'll be watching two tropical systems that are causing this,
we could be seeing potentially a moderate risk for dangerous rip currents. again, as we get closer to the weekend we'll have a better idea on how high the risk is. either way be very cautious. heading into the water we do expect the rip current risk to be out there. we're talking about tropical depression number eight, still off the carolina coastline and still a tropical depression. this one could be skimming the outer banks maybe as a tropical storm by about wednesday, but then moving out to sea. now, here's philadelphia, and with the location of that, that could be, of course, affecting our rip currents at the beaches and the jersey shortstop again, that's the first one. the next one is tropical depression number nine just off the south florida coast. it's in the gulf of mexico and could strengthen into a tropical storm and could make landfall anywhere from about the florida panhandle to the tampa bay area. maybe as the tropical storm dropping several inches of rain, and then that would pass through and head into the atlantic and by this weekend that's when this one would be out in the atlantic right off our coastline. so because of the location of tropical depression number nine which could be a tropical storm,
that's why we're calling for a risk of rip currents as we go into the labor day weekend. of course, stay tuned here. we'll be updating you on that. tomorrow though temperatures still warm. 86 degrees. reading nice and sunny. in the pennsylvania suburbs, phoenixville coming in with partly sunny skies and 87 degrees. new jersey neighborhoods near 90. trenton 85. haddenfield coming in 89 degrees. if you're along the shore, that's where we have the rip current risk. that's why we have the red exclamation points. atlantic city 80 degrees tomorrow. if you're in delaware, temperatures near 90, wilmington be careful of any rip currents and we'll be updating you. a closer look at your labor day forecast coming up. >> let's turn it over to savannah guthrie who is joining us from the nbc studios in new york. >> jim and jacqueline, good to see you. a top aide to hillary clinton huma abedin announces she is separating from her husband former congressman anthony weiner amid yet another sexting
controversy. the maker of epipen launching a cheaper alternatives, but critics say it's not enough, and we'll have a look back at the life and career of comedy legend gene wilder when we see you in just a few minutes. >> great loss there. all right, savannah, see you at 6:30. well, as savannah just mentioned, no stranger to scandal. tonight he finds himself embroiled in another one. we'll have the late revelations that have prompted this disgraced politician's wife to pack her bags. this story straight ahead.
another sexting scandal appears to be the final straw for the wife of a former politician. huma abedin announced today she's separating from her husband, former new york congressman anthony weiner. abedin's widely considered to be hillary clinton's closest aide. >> and her separation announcement comes hours after "the new york post" published a story showing weiner exchanged posts and text messages with another woman. >> reporter: huma abedin has had enough of her rocky marriage to anthony weiner. hours after this salacious front page spread in the "new york post" the two have separated. the report highlights sexually suggestive messages and photos between the ex-congressman and an anonymous whistleblower. late this morning abedin addressed the incident saying after a long and painful consideration and work on my marriage i have made the
decision to separate from my husband. anthony and i remain devoted to doing what is best for our son who is the light of our life. during this difficult time i ask for respect for our privacy. >> good afternoon, take your time. >> news 4 has not independently confirm the story, but this would mark the third public sexting incident involving the ex-congressman. abedin and weiner have tried to work through their issues. >> our marriage, like many others, has had its ups and its downs. it took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy to get to a place where i could forgive anthony. >> reporter: abedin has been on the campaign trail with hillary clinton. this photos obtained by the dailymail.com shows her all smiles hours ago in the hamptons. abedin taking control, removing herself from the scandal that has repeatedly threatened her marriage. >> and and we'll continue to
follow the breaking news on this story, a shooting on the garden state parkway. >> and a local hot spot for decades suddenly closed its doors. tonight, why the company says it's no longer open. >> plus, saved in the nick of time. how an officer helped rescue this pooch on his death bed. >> and we're going to see a big cooldown before the week is over and also a threat of rip currents at the shore. i'll show you which areas can expect that and a check on the tropics coming up next on "nbc 10 news at 6:00."
chaos out side a wawa. several people shot and we're live with the breaking details. >> parishioners are left to pray without their place of worship. >> new offer. the union representing taj mahal workers makes one last pitch to try to save the casino and save jobs. >> a shootout on the garden state parkway. five people are shot this afternoon. nbc 10 has you covered from two crime scenes. good evening, i'm jacqueline london. >> and i'm jim rosenfield. we begin with that breaking news at the jersey shore this evening. at least five people were shot and one of them is dead. this is all happening in egg harbor township outside this wawa on tilton road, and also on the garden state parkway. nbc 10 jersey shore bureau reporter ted greenberg is joining us live once again from the scene outside the wawa with late breaking details.
ted? >> reporter: yeah, jim and jackie, this wawa parking lot is one of the two crime scenes under investigation right now, and we actually just had to move our camera and truck position because investigators need to process a larger section of the parking lot. as you said, state police said five people were shot and one of them is now dead. >> this bullet-riddled ford expedition came in the parking lot in the wawa outside of the international airport outside of egg harbor and moments later irwin ashford said it almost hit his car. >> they almost sideswiped me coming in, and when they parked, boy, the driver was like can you please help us? can you please help us? we've been shot. the passenger was hanging from the window and like had his hand up leaning over the window. >> reporter: he says he saw four people in the suv, all wounded. sources say it appears the incident began on the nearby atlantic city expressway shortly after 3:00 p.m. with the expedition ending up at t