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it. >> reporter: it happened steps from the entrance of the phoenix hotel. the streets were packed. police say the toddler was with two uncles and his grandmother. one of his uncles is an off duty philadelphia housing police officer who had business at city hall. police say he removed his loaded personal weapon and shoved it under the passenger seat. >> just shocked something happened here in center city. >> reporter: deon truesdale didn't hear the shot but witnessed the commotion. >> one round was fired and went through the driver, it went through his right shoulder and exited out. >> they rushed him to the hospital. he looked pretty bad but he was conscious when they did take him out. >> reporter: witnesses like omar smith -- >> you know, kids is kids. you know how kids is. they like to play with toy guns. >> reporter: gun safety should be paramount. >> i guess the grandma thought it was a toy gun, it went off. >> reporter: they are thankful a curious toddler didn't cause more harm. >> especially a loaded gun in a car with a young child. no excuse for that.
should have the safety on or in a locked box. >> reporter: now, as busy as it is out here right now, people on the sidewalk also enjoying dining out at these outdoor cafes. it was equally as busy at lunchtime today. the philadelphia housing authority officer we're told is fully cooperating with this investigation right now. we've reached out to central detectives as well as pha, but so far no immediate response. i now to news on the healthcare showdown. senator john mccain announced he would not vote for a last gasp republican effort to repeal obamacare. >> that announcement likely deals a fatal blow to the bill. in the past few minutes, comedian jimmy kimmel responded to mccain's decision he tweeted thank you for being a hero again and again. kimmel has become a face of the healthcare debate after he talked about his new born's son
heart condition which wouldn't have been covered if health insurance didn't include preexisting conditions. a vote is set for next wednesday. some of the most controversial items include ending obamacare's medicaid expansion and subsidies for private insurance. instead, states would receive block grants to spend on healthcare as they see fit. a lehigh valley congressman is responding to nbc 10 after calling out senator mccain over his position on the bill. what he said in a town hall that's raising eye brows. that's ahead at 4:55. now to more breaking news, we're following in montgomery county. we were over limerick this afternoon and this house where authorities are investigating a shooting. the home is on long meadow road. we received new information. the victim is a woman, she was shot in the chest and taken to the hospital. the shooter is still on the run. police say the shooter knew the victim. this was not a random attack.
nbc 10 is on the scene, we'll have a report later on. 20 minutes of non-stop news continues with a warm welcome to fall. 4:02 is the official start of the season. the warm weather isn't going anywhere just yet. many people are taking advantage of these summer-like temperatures because it's going to be gone before we know it. it still felt like summer. the moms were out on the playground with their kids. >> we have a wedding we're going to this weekend. and i just switched his formal pants outfit to little short suspenders. >> that should be a little more comfortable than the pants this weekend. fall flowers seem to be taking over, how pretty is that inlook at the purple yellow and orange.
tammy souza is outs our studios tracking the warm welcome for fall. >> summer just doesn't want to let go. i'm okay with that. >> you're okay with it? i think everybody out here is okay with it. if this is what fall is going to be like, we give it a big thumb's up. we know the reality. it will slowly slide into fall with all the leaves turning colors and cooler crisper nights. this is summer at its best. it will be hanging on. take a look, off to the west we have 94 in st. louis, 93 in chicago. it's 85 in pittsburgh. 85 here. if you go down to roanoke you're looking at 86. so plenty of warmth in the area. still needing to move over us. that means days and days of these temperatures ahead. we are looking at a little bit of a cooldown now depending on where the clouds are. wilmington, 79, trenton 83. wildwood 75. atlantic city 81. winds are coming out of the
north so it's a little bit drier. this is where we go. we drop down to 74 by 10:00 tonight. we'll see a few high thin clouds. they're still out there, all part of what was once jose. it's now a post tropical storm out there. and for the most part, you're looking at a weekend that could be near record with temperatures. tomorrow, in the mid and upper 80s everywhere but the beaches. by the time we get into sunday, you go into the eagles game? you're going to be sweaty. we'll talk more about that. and when we see an end to all this warmth. we'll be watching maria. we'll talk about that coming up. with so many events tonight and this weekend to kickoff the start of fall, plan ahead with the nbc 10 app. that's where you'll find the hour by hour forecast for your neighborhood. now, to hurricane maria, it's now churching off the turks and caicos islands as a category 3 storm. >> maria's death toll across the caribbean climbed to 27 today. six of those deaths were in puerto rico. flooding is still a major concern there. two days after the storm struck.
entire neighborhoods are under water. maria knocked out electricity to 100% of the island. officials say it could take up to six months for some people to get their power back. that's all the way to march. we'll look at a dramatic rescue video from puerto rico. that's a woman and two children stranded on their capsized boat. a man on board died after 20 foot waves swept over them. a british royal navy helicopter was able to lift the three other people to safety. wow. many other hurricane victims are waiting to get out of town. take a live look at philadelphia international airport. the first flight left for puerto rico this morning at 8:00 a.m. another flight is expected back here later this evening. we spoke to a montgomery county woman who was honeymooning in puerto rico and was stuck during the storm. >> reporter: she was absolutely devastated when we talked to her. we talked to her about a few
hours ago. when were on the phone with her her flight was canceled then and she broke down in tears. we are at the airport, and we're watching the big board right now. we're looking at that flight. san juan, puerto rico. it will be the first flight to come back to philadelphia since maria made landfall. it's been delayed a few times. it was saying 7:30, right now about 7:45. as for that mother we talked to a few hours ago, she just wants to come home right now. >> now we're told our flight got canceled until monday. >> reporter: what are you thinking about right now? i see the emotion all over you. >> i mean, how are wre going to afford to stay. i don't know how we're going to get home. >> reporter: heather is trying to hold it together the best she can. she's stranded in san juan
puerto rico with her husband. a honeymoon turned into a survival trip. >> there's the street we're on. signs are falling down everywhere. >> reporter: she was able to reach us this afternoon through facetime using the hotel's wi-fi. the mother shared photos and videos of what it looks like near her. they were scheduled to flight out wednesday. that got changed to thursday and then saturday and now monday. >> thought irma was a fluke, we had no idea there was going to be another one. >> reporter: the stress of the so-called vacation too much to handle. they move today a new hotel yesterday and were forced to ride out the storm inside a ball room. she wants family and friends to know she's okay. >> we're safe. we love them and hopefully we'll be home soon. >> reporter: of course that is the best news they are safe and hopefully that's flight will take off on monday. another look at the big board once again. that american flight 740 now
coming back at 7:46. the first flight from philadelphia to san juan paruer rico took off this morning at 8:00. nbc 10 news. far from the honey moon they dreamed of. we know many of you have been struggling to get in touch with family members in puerto rico. right now on the nbc 10 app you'll find the information to help you get ahold of your loved ones. while the world's attention has turned to the damage left by hurricane maria, many people are working to help victims of hurricane harvey in houston. st. lawrence catholic elementary school in upper darby held a special prayer service. the main focus was hurricane victims in texas. they collected money for families impacted by harvey. they will be sent to the galveston, houston area. more help from pennsylvania is headed to texas today.
aid employees took off for the disaster recovery center. they work with survivors and teach them about assistance available from the state and federal agencies. rescue teams from pennsylvania went to texas immediately after harvey to help any way they could. to the latest on the earthquake in mexico, the death toll there has grown, but so has the number of rescues. right now, we know the death toll is up to 286. most killed in mexico city, 60 people have been pulled alive from debris there. americans have joined the local rescue efforts as officials vow to continue as long as there could be any survivors. today rescue dogs joined the effort to find any survivors. this dog helping first responders look for victims in a collapsed building. unfortunately, he did not find anyone. a south philly company plans to make more than a half dozen trips to mexico city with donations from people right here in our area. those donations, piled up inside a semi truck left last night
filled with water, non-perishable food and other goods. everything will go to the victims of the earthquake. organizers tell nbc 10 the trips will be made for free. right now the need is expanding beyond water and clothing. >> we ask for people for band aids, we need anything that secures blood for people. >> the drive runs until october 31st. you can tap the nbc 10 app to find out how you can help the victims of the earthquake and the hurricanes without becoming the victim of a scam. the search is on for a killer in north philadelphia. nbc 1017th and cumberland streets where police found bullet shells and blood. officers were told a man had been shot there and that he was in a car on the way to the hospital. a short time later at about a mile away they pulled that car over. the victim was rushed to the hospital where he later died.
attorney general jeff sessions was in harrisburg to talk about the opioid epidemic. he says the white house is making it a top priority. he announced plans to award $20 million in federal grants to police and health officials to address the epidemic. some 5,000 students in montgomery county were back in school today after the teacher strike ended. more than 400 teachers walked off the job monday and their strike ended late wednesday. teachers agreed to take part in arbitration and end the work stoppage. the federal corruption trial of allentown's mayor will take place at the federal courthouse in allentown. his lawyers requested it be moved. they say he took bribes in exchange for doling out city contracts. his trial will begin in january. the war of words between president trump and north korea's leader is building.
the president tweeted kim jong-un of north korea who is a m mad man will be tested like never before. the tweet follows a statement from the north korean leader calling the president mentally deranged. kim jong-un also warned mr. trump would pay dealrly for his threat at the u.n. and he hinted at a powerful weapons test. james comey's speech at the historically black howard university was interrupted several times by protesters today. >> i hope you'll stay and listen to what i have to say. i just listened to you for five minutes. >> hecklers tried to drown out comey's speech several times. a flyer suggested comey had argued racism was not a serious issue when he headed the fbi.
he asked the crowd to help him out, telling him he was going to speak for 12 minutes. >> in this country will be taking place here now. [ applause ] i love the enthusiasm of the young folks, i just wish they would understand what a conversation is. >> james comey was appointed fbi director by president obama in 2013. he was fired by president trump in may. delaware governor john carney was in wilmington today to highlight some of the major construction work underway in that city. he was joined by the mayor. the city and state have 20 projects planned in wilmington. the governor says the end result, might make delaware more attractive to big companies that need a new home. he specifically mentioned amazon. new developments in the works to build a $55 million apartment complex on the camden
waterfront. an insurance group has taken over as the developers of the project. the same group is already involved in several other projects on the waterfront including a hotel and office tower. construction on the pennsylvania turnpike will send drivers in the western part of the state on an 80 mile detour. starting tonight the toll road will be shut down near pittsburgh from exit 13 to 28. the green line show how far drivers have to go to get around it. it will take an hour and a half instead of the usual 20 minutes. crews will be replacing a bridge. the road is scheduled today reopen monday morning. the new iphone is out and comcast decided to give people a jumpstart on getting their hands on it. the xfinity stores opened an hour early so customers could buy the iphone 8. xfinity launched a mobile
company in june. to the eagles and our home opener. the eagles welcoming the new york giants. lincoln financial field. danny pommels is joining us in our csn studios. >> one player who is very exciting to get started? >> how are you guys? eagles fans will get their first look at alshon jeffrey for the first time. they get their first look at the rookie class of 2017. among those players is fourth round selection mack collins, the rookie from north carolina had three catches in last week's game against kansas city, including his first ever nfl grab. he will travel a bit differently to the link. he'll ride his bike to the game. he rides it everybody. he took a ride with rosemary connors for an upcoming feature. he is ready to roll for his
philadelphia home debut. >> it's going to be awesome. seeing what the environment was like when we had the open practices, i know it will be crazy. it's so great to see the fans and how loyal they are and how excited they get. just to support us and support us having a great season. win or loss, i know they're there but we're here to win and put on a show. >> all of us here at nbc 10 also putting on a show. we do it every sunday on our power hour of eagles pregame coverage. followed by kickoff. after sunday night football stay with nbc 10 for eagles game day final. i'll be hosting this week's eagles game day kickoff and every week of the season. don't miss our conversation about the developing chemistry with carson wentz. i'll be back with more on that at 5:00. let's go back to jim and jacqueline. >> all right. taking a live look outside at the link, it is going to be a hot home opener sunday with
temperatures pushing 90. be prepared to stay hydrated if you're tail gating ahead of the game. a lot of water and opt for the tank tops and flip-flops. >> more like baseball weather than football weather. that's for sure. >> wear the hat, don't forget the hat and sunscreen. you know what? mother nature will be bringing the heat at the home opener. this is going to be extremely warm. we'll be pushing perhaps record temperatures around the philadelphia area. 86 at 1:00, first kickoff. halftime, we're to 90. you're sweating good at the game. and 87 when the game winds down. it will be unseasonably warm. we should be 75 this weekend for a normal daytime high. we're about 15 degrees above that. enjoy it while you can. out at the beaches, people enjoying the beaches, look at that, the waves have actually settled down a bit. we still have a dangerous rip current situation out there. 75 in avalon. it feels like 75. we're not sporting a heat index.
winds at 8 miles per hour. wilmington, how about play ball? what great evening for that. 79 northwest winds to 9 miles per hour. in philadelphia, we're at 82. we are looking at northwest winds to 15 miles per hour. that boat puts along there in the river at the bottom of your screen. this is where we're going tomorrow. you can see in philadelphia we'll be up there in the mid and upper 80s. stone harbor right in the upper 70s, low 80s. we get into reading out there toward the lehigh valley berks county, low to mid 80s. mid to upper 80s if you're in delaware. so it's going to be a very warm and pleasant day tomorrow. nothing showing up on our doppler radar other than those high thin cirrus clouds. that's all associated with what is now a post tropical storm jose. you can see that just kind of winding around. i'm not going to rule out a shower along the shore. we'll see waves coming in. for the most part we'll be looking at a north wind keeping everything offshore. we'll be in the 60s early tomorrow morning.
mid and upper 60s. we'll top out in the upper 80s for tomorrow. it will be cooler, though, along the shore. we'll be looking at numbers that are generally going to be probably in the low to mid 70s. once you get further north along the shore, 90 on sunday. and monday doesn't disappoint. look at this. 11:00 a.m., we're at 84. cooler along the shore. so we are going to be looking at extended period of warmth. all right. this is the computer forecast. this is of course maria right here. maria is still a powerful storm, a category 3 hurricane. it's sitting out there with 125 miles per hour winds moving to the north northwest at nine miles an hour. these are the computer models and the cone. you notice the cone has widened out at the top. the models have spread out a bit ask there's uncertainty. that's something that everybody's going to be watching. do we get waves? wind? a little rain? it will be the middle of next week before we know. 66 tonight in philadelphia.
64 in south jersey. 65 in delaware. you'll be looking at a beautiful day with sunshine and high thin clouds. 87 in philadelphia. 81 along the jersey shore. we go below where we should be. 87 tomorrow. 91 on sunday. 80 on wednesday, then we start to cascade off to the fall-like temperatures by the end of next week. guys? >> if you're a parent you certainly feel like summer must be over, because you've got that fall sports schedule in full swing for the kids. >> young female athletes are facing an intense amount of pressure. still ahead at 4:00 why doctors say the girls' focus on a single sport, especially soccer, could be a hazard to their health. plus, a second chance for this seal at the jersey shore. an animal injured in a boating accident is getting a new lease on life. designated driver, why a pennsylvania man forced an 8-year-old girl to be his chauffeur.
it's officially fall it means people want all things pumpkin. this is a pumpkin nobody wants. this truck crashed in pasco county florida and created this pumpkin pileup. the truck burst into flames after the crash and this is the mess left behind. the driver escaped and no one was hurt. what a mess. a man from western pennsylvania is facing charges after police say he made an 8-year-old girl drive him to ohio. >> police say kevin cook was drunk and told the girl to drive him just over the state line. two people saw the child driving
and called 911. the 8-year-old girl has no relation to the cook. he said she's a family friend. he's charged with endangering the welfare of a child and driving under the influence and driving without a license. still ahead how a sign language interpreter is helping a student play football. it's a warm night for football and for the crowds taking in the summer-like weather at the shore. it's the start of fall and it's a very warm start to fall. it's going to linger a bit for us. i'll tell you how long we get to enjoy this, come on back for your neighborhood forecast. lehigh valley congressman is answering for remarks he made during a town hall about a former presidential candidate. we'll have that for you coming up. also hitching a ride. the delaware valley airport is now welcoming ride share programs ahead at 5:00.
nbc 10 first alert weather is falling for fall. and the unseasonably warm start to the season across pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. people are taking advantage of these summer-like temperatures. sunny but breezy today on the ben franklin parkway. you can see the umbrellas blowing around. a great day to sit outside, soak up warm weather before it's too cold to dine outside. that's going to be here before you know it. the warm weather is welcome down the shore. crowds packed the boardwalk. look at all those people. >> need some room there. ted greenburg is joining us live from north wildwood. people just not ready to say so long to summer just yet? >> reporter: they certainly are not. lots of people are already here at the shore for what's expected
to be a very busy weekend with great weather. but jose out in the atlantic, still causing life-threatening conditions in the ocean with few or no lifeguards on duty. families on the beach in wildwood not taking chances, the threat of dangerous rip currents keeping them out of the surf. >> it feels like the sand is being pulled out from under your feet. >> reporter: an elevated risk of rip currents expected through the first weekend of fall with a summer-like feel drawing more people to the shore. wildwood, among the coastal communities where lifeguards won't be watching the water again until next we'year. >> when you have a high risk of rip currents and an inviting ocean that's not a safe ocean. >> once you get out there and get into it there's nobody here to save you. >> reporter: north wildwood's annual irish fall festival already packed would green and
people. >> very crowded for a friday. friday is never ever this crowded. >> reporter: the weekend-long event usually draws a crowd of more than 200,000. this year, lucking out with a sunny and warm forecast. >> shoulder season, great weather. can't get any better than this. >> reporter: normally, north wildwood's beaches will also be unguarded, but with the nice weather, rip currents, and crowds, authorities scrambled to have lifeguards at at least five beaches for this weekend. that's the latest here in north wildwood, let's go to chief meteorologist tammie souza. i bet you're wearing the swim trunks right? we didn't see the bottom half of you. >> reporter: shorts. >> i should have known. such beautiful weather out there. ted shows you everything is enjoying themselves and what a spectacular weekend this is going to be to go to the beach or anywhere outside.
you'll need your sunscreen and a hat and dress comfortably because we'll be approaching the 90s on sunday. that's going to be a cooker. 82 in philadelphia, 79 in coatesville. 97 81 in atlantic city. 83 in trenton and 77 in mount pocono, 82 in mount holly. we're above average everywhere. we should be about 76 this time of year. we're exceeding that value. here is the weekend weather. you're basically going to be looking at the mid and upper 80s everywhere but the jersey shore for tomorrow with plenty of sun and a few high thin clouds. we'll be looking at 91 on sunday. it will push the old record. we'll see if we break that or tie it. in philadelphia, 80 on the jersey shore and 90 on monday. we hang on to this weather for monday. after that, we start to see some big changes. so come on back, we're going to discuss all of those and how they affect your neighborhood.
all right, here's a look at some of the other stories we're following county by county at 4:00. montgomery county, police are on the hunt for a thief who has a taste for energy drinks. investigators gave us this surveillance shot of him swiping a case of red bull from the wegman's in collegeville. you see him on the left, on the right is the car he was using. call upper providence police if you recognize him. newcastle county, high school students packed into the double tree hotel in wilmington to learn about which colleges might suit them best. it's part of the celebration of black colleges and universities. students were picking up brochures and talking about financial aid. getting ready for the next step in their academic careers. mercer county an old creek is getting an old life. there are plans to restore part of the assunpink creek.
it will create more urban green space for the people of trenton to enjoy. atlantic county a seal found wounded earlier is getting a new home. >> he spent seven months at a center after it was hit by a boat. his injuries would make it impossible for him to survive in the wild. he'll make his home at the aquarium of niagara in new york. >> he's able to swim but he can't maneuver fast enough to catch live food. he has to be given frozen food for the rest of his life. >> well, he'll get some good food and he'll have company. he'll join six other seals at the aquarium in upstate new york. what to expect when you're expecting a teenager. >> a new television ad, with a little humor are shining a light on a serious issue. how the creators of the campaign are hoping you'll open your arms for some very deserving
children. and putting the pressure on young female athletes. why focusing on a single sport could be a risk to a girl's health. a teenager raped inside a philadelphia rec center. what we've learned about the person charged. megyn kelly's new show premieres in three days. she'll interview the entire cast of will and grace days before the hit show returns to tv. megyn kelly today premieres monday at 9:00, here on nbc 10. we just moved in about four months ago,
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cigna healthspring. your teenage girl is playing only one sport she could be more stressed. a new study from the university of wisconsin says focusing on just one sport could be stressful. the same study showed the girls who were playing multiple sports slept better and experienced less stress and fatigue. the anticipated movie lego
ninjago opened today. and kids couldn't be happier. parents and kids can watch the movie and then go to legoland for a themed scavenger hunt. the movie is the third lego film to hit the big screen. and what a wonderful welcome to fall. it's warm and it's going to stay that way for a while. we'll talk about that when i come back. ambulances targeted and robbed. why investigators call it a crime of opportunity next at 5:00. mom, i just saved a lot of money
new jersey born and raised. like his father before him, he served our country with honor in the navy. came home and worked his way up from floor technician to supervisor at the salem power plant. as a husband and father, grenier knows how families struggle to make ends meet. that's why he'll fight to cut our taxes, and stand up to career politicians like steve sweeney. if we want to change trenton, there's only one way. fran grenier. fall has arrived. for many people, that means football. >> that includes one high school student in illinois who does not let his impairment get in the
way. he does it with the help of a special kind of coach. >> get it! push! >> of course football is full of sounds from complex play calls to instructions from the coaches. there's only silence for brandon ritchie. he's deaf. that's where laura ash comes in. she listens to the coach's instruction and then she signs them to brandon. brandon is running, laura is running along with him. it's a unique team within a team. >> i like running and i try hard. but he likes the tackling the best. >> he's a positive for the team. and, you know, he works really hard. he's here every day and so is she. she puts a lot of time in. i'm not just talking during the season, but the summer and things like that. she does a good job and so does he. >> he's a senior now. he and laura have been perfecting their system since his freshman year. i assume she does not take part
in the tackle. that she does not do. we have lots of exciting football action for you tonight at 11:00 on high school blintz, including the game of the week. if that's not enough football, check out a full half hour of the high school blitz tomorrow night at 7:30. we'll have the best high school action from pennsylvania, new jersey, and delaware. we'll introduce you to some of the areas top talnltenttalents. it's coming up tomorrow night at 7:30. you might see new commercials about adoption shining a new light on adopting teenagers. >> this works literally every time. >> the new ad campaign is called what to expect when you're expecting a teenager. they are ads designed to highlight a serious problem. more than 110,000 children are waiting to be adopted in this country, and about 20% are
teenag teenagers. experts say there are misconceptions about teenagers in foster care. >> something went wrong in their families that have made them a place that's unsafe for them to live permanently. so they can't return to live with that family. but that doesn't mean they don't need a family. >> even adopting kids at age 17 can have a life-changing impact. nbc 10 has helped thousands of children find forever families through the wednesday's child program. find out more about these children wednesday at 11:00 a.m. and weekend mornings at 9:00 a.m. also on nbc.com. philadelphia's haunted house is set to start scaring in two hours at eastern state penitentia penitentia penitentiary. it's the country's largest haunted house. tickets for the six part scare fest start at $19. terror behind the walls runs
through november 11th. >> let's go! >> yeah, you want to do that? we can go together and hold our hands, you know. >> it is fun. >> it is fun, right? >> it's a good time, i've been. yes. they reach out and i think they grab you. >> yeah. yeah. >> you can do that. big night. and weekend for lots of activities to kick off. >> we'll protect you. >> i'll hold your hand. >> get behind us. >> it is, it's a big weekend. and it is not going to disappoint weather wise. it's going to be spectacular. it's a very warm start to fall. the equinox took place at 4:02 today. we'll be looking at unseasonably warm temperatures, 10-15 degrees above average. all the way through the middle of next week. you'll get to enjoy this for a few more days. 80s through next tuesday, but near 90 on sunday, perhaps on monday. the record is in the low 90s. we'll be partly to mostly sunny, slightly higher humidity. it will not be a sweat fest.
82 in philadelphia, 82 in the pennsylvania suburbs, 83 in new jersey. 84 in the lehigh valley. we had high thin cirrus clouds earlier today. you can see them here on the camera. that was courtesy of extratropical jose. and it's still off the east coast swirling around. we'll see the clouds from time to time over the weekend. this is where we're going from 82 to 74 at 10:00 tonight with winds out of the north. it's a fairly dry air mass in place. we don't have anything showing up as far as precipitation on our doppler radar. there you go is what's left of jose. we don't see any radar out here. a little bit further east because there are no radars in the ocean. you're seeing the showers on the western edge. we're watching maria down here, category 3 hurricane moving to the northwest at about 9 miles per hour. expected to stay off the east coast. they widened that cone a little
bit. we'll be watching this closely for next tuesday, wednesday to see exactly how close it gets to the east coast. because there is going to be a lot of high surf, dangerous rip currents, beach erosion, and if it comes too close we could be dealing with wind and rain, even here in philadelphia. that bears watching. tomorrow morning you'll wake up in the mid 60s. allentown, 59. by 5:00 tomorrow night we're looking at the mid and upper 80s across the area. with the winds out of the north. we see on sunday, that's the cooker, 90 in philadelphia and wilmington. 88 in mount holly. 89 in allentown. cooler along the beaches because the winds have turned to the east. we'll see the 70s there. then we get into monday. before noon, we're already in the 80s in philadelphia. so get ready for some warmth out there. and for the most part, yeah, we're just continuing to watch jose out there. and the next five days, we're going to see the swells, we're going to see the surf.
we're going to see in the 80s and 90s in philadelphia. it's after next wednesday we have big changes on the way. i'll talk about that in the 5:00 hour. a lehigh valley congressman criticized for calling out senator john mccain amid the healthcare battle. what he said at a town hall that's raising eye brows and how he's now responding. also, extending a helping hand. a local veteran, how a community banded together to provide essential care for those who serve. that's at 5:00. we just moved in about four months ago,
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valley congressman amid the healthcare showdown. >> it's what democrat matt cartwrighted. he called out mccain saying he's staring death in the face right now, so he's probably going to make good choices. nbc 10's steven fischer got reaction from cartwright about those comments. >> reporter: at a town hall style meeting, lehigh valley congressman matt cartwright responded to a question, telling voters he doesn't believe senator john mccain will vote in favor of the latest attempt to overhaul obamacare. >> something tells me he's staring death in the face right now, so he's probably going to make good choices. >> it was definitely an insensitive statement. >> reporter: the comments have sparked outrage. mccain's daughter took to twitter and called cartwright's remarks disgusting, many agree. >> i expect better from people
in the office. they should have respect for others. >> reporter: not everyone thought his comments were out of bounds. >> i don't think it's completely inaccurate. senator mccain's ill. >> reporter: anthony says compared to what he sees from the nation's leader, this was nothing. >> you look at what the president has to say about things, you want to talk about what's offensive. mr. cartwright's comments probably low on the scale. >> certainly the political discourse in this country are not exactly known for their sensitivity. >> reporter: robert davies says the comment was unfair but it's the world we live in. >> is it ridiculous to say? of course it is. we start noting out all the ridiculous things that are said we'd be here for the rest of the month. politics is a blood sport. if that bothers you, get yourself a job parking cars or something like that. >> reporter: we reached out to the congressman who issued a statement saying i should not have even mentioned his health let alone in the clumsy way i did it. i agree it was insensitive for
me to do so. i send an apology to senator mccain and his family. i meant no disrespect. nbc 10 news. much more news ahead on nbc 10 news at 5:00. here is erin coleman. >> developing right now, a top local official's home searched. we've learned today he's under investigation by the das. office. we're gathering new details, a live report at 5:00. we're standing by live right now at the airport waiting for the first flight from puerto rico to come back home to philadelphia after maria made landfall. you can see right now it's already been delayed three hours. your travel issues coming up next. and it's the first night of fall. it's going to be a warm one. the weekend is going to be a cooker. we'll discuss all that with the full forecast when i come back.
a search for a gunman happening right now. police are giving us new information about a shooting that sent a woman to the hospital and the attacker on the run. shot by a 3-year-old. how police say a toddler got his hands on a police gun and then shot his own uncle. escaping maria's fury. we're live at the airport where the first plane to leave puerto rico since the hurricane touches down tonight.
new at 5:00, nbc 10 has learned a high ranking delaware county official is under investigation by the district attorney's office. >> the man is the president of the board of commissioners of bradner township. that's where we find deanna d durante. >> reporter: people here working for the township were informed of the investigation, but those staff members here were not told what that investigation surrounds. >> thank you and welcome. >> reporter: we reached out to him and reached out to commissioners who work alongside him at radnor township. no one has left a comment. delaware county property tax records list this as being owned by him and his life. they're not saying