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watching this morning is out of montgomery county. crews are battling a three-alarm fire at a business in conshohocken. we're life on the scene with an update with the effort to bring the flames under control. plus federal officials order amtrak to make immediate changes following the deadly train derailment. coming up, the new safety measures that may be in place once the tracks reopen. good morning. this is nbc 10 news today. it's 6:00 on this sunday. i'm rosemary connors. we'll have the new developments in the train derailment in just a few moments, but we begin with that breaking news out of conshohocken, that's where crews are battling a fire at a flooring business. nbc 10's monique braxton has been on the scene of this three alarm blaze since early this morning, and monique, i actually believe you had to relocate because the crews are trying to manage that fire there >> reporter: yeah we have been moved to the other side of the fire other side of philadelphia floor company. you can see that there are two ladder trucks here battling the blaze from overhead. now, firefighters have been on
the scene of this three-alarm fire here at the philadelphia floor company for about 2 1/2 hours. initial reports of multiple explosions have not been confirmed, but the chief says he is currently working on a press release. so mideasthe's moving all of us to one central location. but we can tell you, as you know, some flooring products are highly flammable. ladder trucks battling this blaze from above and dozens of fire companies are here on the ground. four ladder trucks in all, we've been able to count. maybe one more has joined us now in the past half hour. the park companies are here from conshohocken, plymouth meeting, lower maryland, narberth. it's unbelievable the flames. we have seen flames shooting up from about three different locations inside the building but we are being moved downwind of the smoke and the flames at this point. so if you're traveling on the blue route, no doubt, the smoke
is something that you're going to notice this morning. but for now, the only detours are in the area of cowynn here in conshohocken. >> fortunately, the conditions outside are relatively calm and not making things more difficult for the firefighters. meteorologist michelle grossman is tracking the weather outside. good morning michelle. >> good morning, rosemary. in terms of the outdoor elements, they're about as good as they can get. we're looking at calm winds and temperatures not bad at all. we're looking at some moisture in there, not terribly dry out there. a live look outside, we are looking at some clouds and fog to the north this morning. in parts of the poconos, here's a live look at lake wallenpaupack. those winds are calm up to 5 in some spots. but good news for the firefighters. some showers for them mainly to the south of philadelphia in parts of delaware also parts of southern new jersey. so burlington county, cape may county parts of newcastle and kent county.
but some light showers, and that will be the story over the next hour or so, then we should dry it out and see the chance for more storms later on this afternoon. as we go throughout time to the north and west green popping up around 1:00. it's going to look a lot like yesterday. kind of get stirred up atmosphere. we could see some gusty thunderstorms once again. we'll see that once again on monday, where we're going to see the chance for more storms on monday, also on tuesday before we dry it out. we'll talk more about that and a look at your seven-day in just a few minutes. amtrak crews are coming off another night of work to restore service between philadelphia and new york by tuesday, which would be one week after the deadly derailment in port richmond. in the meantime officials with the federal railroad administration have ordered amtrak to make immediate changes. the first is for amtrak to put the automatic train control system into effect for northbound trains approaching the frankford curve, where train 188 derailed. the system helps control a train's speed and can stop the
train if it is speeding. second, feds want amtrak to assess the risk on curves along the entire northeast corridor from washington to boston. also amtrak must increase the number of speed limit signs on the tracks. amtrak says it will abide by the immediate order. passengers tell us it will make them feel safer. here's where the investigation of the deadly derailment stands right now. the fbi is looking at the cracked windshield of the amtrak engine. the question is did a flying object hit the windshield just wildfire it derailed on tuesday night? according to investigators, objects hit both a septa train and an amtrak acela train right around the same time that night, in the same area and caused window damage. a passenger on the acela train told nbc news that the window of his rail car shattered. the ntsb says the engineer of the amtrak train, brandon bastian bastian, cannot remember events in the minutes leading up to the crash. the ntsb also says that bastian told them he only remembers ringing the bell at the old
philadelphia station. you can read about the train derailment on our website, nbc10.com and on the nbc 10 news app. you can also read more about the lives of the victims and the history of train derailments in our area. now to news from our jersey shore bureau. investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that gutted the seventh street surf shot on the boardwalk in ocean city. it's just one week before the unofficial start of summer. nbc 10's drew smith reports. >> we are in the ocean city boardwalk, in between sixth and seventh streets. this is the seventh street surf shop. you can take a look at the damage inside right now. firefighters beginning to clean up. they were able to knock down the fire in just about an hour but smoke was coming right out of the building for a good amount of time. and inside the shop you can see, there is all sorts of damage. pretty much a loss at this point. but we talked to some of the people who work here they say this is a staple of this part of the boardwalk and they will
reopen. >> i'm in shock. i've been a part of this place for 10 or 11 years now and worked here every summer so it's tough to see. >> the hard part is with boardwalk businesses right now, they're all loading up for the holiday weekend, so there's a lot of merchandise in there that's obviously destroyed at this point, but also fuelled the fire. >> reporter: firefighters tell me the neighboring businesses did have some smoke damage but they were able to quickly attack the fire by cutting holes in the ceiling of the surf shop and that stopped the spread of the fire. of course memorial day weekend is coming up. this is a bad time for this business to be going down like this. but, again, the people who work here say it will likely be back. in ocean city i'm drew smith, nbc 10 news. a heads up for drivers. the speed limit is going up on a stretch of i-95 in delaware. starting tomorrow you'll see crews changing the speed limit signs and that work will continue through thursday. the state department of transportation is increasing the speed limit from 55 to 65 miles
an hour from the i-495 split south of wilmington to the maryland state line. full service at the gas pumps in new jersey could become a thing of the past under a bill being introduced in the state assembly. the proposal would allow self-service at the gas pump. it would call for a three-year transition period where stations could still provide attendants to pump your gas. right now, new jersey and oregon are the only states that do not allow self-service. next, pennsylvania governor tom wolf wants the state to go green. but it's not what you think. severe weather causes a tornado outbreak in southwestern oklahoma. the damage left behind plus what was still standing after the storms. all right. we had a few gusty thunderstorms here as well. we had some hayil even some winds over 55 miles per hour. we could see a few gutsy
this weekend, strong storms produced tornadoes near three towns in southwestern oklahoma damaging houses and businesses. the storms also caused power outages last night. fortunately, though, no reports of any injuries. one of those tornadoes came very close to several farms, but these cows didn't really seem too concerned. they just continued to graze as the storm approached. i guess, what are they going to do? no word as to whether the animals were harmed during the storm. we're in the southern plains looking at more wild weather today. for us we do have the chance of seeing another round of thunderstorms and that will be
the same story monday and tuesday. this morning, we're waking up very mild, waking up to mostly cloudy skies. we have a few showers showing up on radar. there's a live look outside. a little hazy once again with a lot of humidity in the air. radar showing us that we are tracking a few showers this morning, mainly to the south of philadelphia in parts of new castle county, also kent county in delaware. a few also in cape may county in southern new jersey. temperatures right now, they are mild, right near 70 degrees in a lot soft spots. 69 in philadelphia. 64 right now in allentown. 64 in lancaster. 68 in millville and 70 in dover. and as we go throughout time here, we'll see these temperatures rising pretty quickly. we'll see temperatures near 85 degrees later on this afternoon. we're also tracking the chance of showers and storms. so by 8:00 73. by lunchtime, already up to 81 degrees. and we could be seeing a few showers by that point in some spots and by 3:00 p.m. 83. tracking the chance for gusty thunderstorms. it won't have the shot of being a gusty thunderstorm tor two. we'll track that for you and also tracking much cooler air
for your seven-day. we'll see that too in just a few minutes. today is a chance to adopt a pet and support those who champion animal adoption efforts here in our area. the sixth annual with love super adoption day is going on at the piazz at schmidt's in northern liberties from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. meteorologist sheena parveen will be among the special guests there. the citizens for a no-kill philadelphia is hosting the event, trying to raise awareness in shelters throughout the tri-state region. next workers in pennsylvania are given the go ahead to file a class action lawsuit against mcdonald's. what the fast food chain is accused of doing, coming up.
an important target taken down. the white house confirms that army delta force commandos killed a senior isis leader during a raid in syria early yesterday. abu sayyaf managed the terror group's oil and gas income. the commandos flew in from northern iraq. they got into a gun battle and there was some hand-to-hand combat that also killed about a dozen isis militants. the commandos escaped unarmed and took sayyaf's wife with them. nbc news is reporting she is now talking to u.s. officials. the red cross is appealing for $93 million to help earthquake survivors in nepal. many of the surrounds were stranded in the mountains. they crowded around a helicopter, just trying to get out of the area. the red cross says it's urgent to get aid to those in need before the monsoon starts in june. either sit down and keep quiet or get out, one or the other. we're done with you.
>> new jersey governor chris christie is known for berating hecklers who challenge him at public events. now, one of his former hecklers is running for state off. jim kaety, a former asbury state council pann is running as a democrat for the state assembly. last fall christie told keety to sit down and shut up when he protested the governor at an event. in monmouth tomorrow tim wolf will host a discussion about medical marijuana. he'll exchange views with state officials, lawmakers, physicians, and lawyers. right now a state senate bill that would legalize medical marijuana is bogged down in a house committee. the democratic candidates in philadelphia's race for mayor have only a few more days to stump for votes before tuesday's primary election. both of them plan to be out on the campaign trail today. nbc 10 teamed up with "the philadelphia inquirer," "daily news," and philly.com to bring you the only independent poll of voters. more than 40% of democrats polled say that they will vote
for jim kenney followed by lynne abraham and anthony williams. 14% of voters are still undecided. we caught the three front-runners stumping for those undecide votes yesterday. jim kenney sliced roasted pork and anthony williams stopped by the dawa days street fair and lynne abraham attended a police survivors' benefit. here's a look at all six candidates for mayor, nelson diaz doug oliver, and melvin street are running. the winner will face the only republican candidate, melissa murray bailey in the general election in november. tomorrow philadelphia's district attorney will vote yes for universal pre-k. set williams will be joined by preschool children for a mock vote at city hall. voters will be asked about the citywide plan for universal pre-kindergarten on the primary ballot this tuesday. the d.a. says two-thirds of preschool-aged children in philadelphia do not have access to high-quality pre-k. a judge in northeastern
pennsylvania says workers can sue the owners of 16 mcdonald's restaurants. the lucerne county judge gave class action status to a 2013 lawsuit, who claims that the owners paid employees with debit cards that came with numerous transaction fees. after the suit was filed, the owner said they would give the workers the choice of being paid by check, direct deposit, or the payroll's debit card. a rainy day at pimlico and baltimore could not dampen the triple crown hopes of american pharaoh. yesterday at the preakness, a horse that won the kentucky derby galloped closer to getting a spot in horse racing history. >> reporter: in sunlight, he shone brightly. >> coming to the finish american pharaoh and victor espinosa has won the kentucky derby. >> reporter: taking home the first jewel of the triple crown just two weeks ago. despite a heavy downpour american pharaoh galloped closer to claiming his spot in the history books.
>> american pharaoh is the leader as the field runs the far turn. >> reporter: the 3-year-old colt pulling out of the pack early, leading the whole 9 1/2 fur longs to win by seven lengths. >> american pharaoh and victor espinosa have won the preakness. >> it was just a, it was a magical moment watching him come down that stretch. >> reporter: this win, one step closer to the triple crown of horse racing, a test of strength and endurance no horse has conquered in 37 years. the last to do it affirmed in 1978. >> affirmed has got a nose as he comes to the wire. >> reporter: others have gotten close. big brown in 2008, 2012's i'll have another, and just last year, california chrome took both the derby and the preakness handily, only to come up just short at the belmont stakes. chrome's jockey now atop american pharaoh and headed for his third try at the triple. >> is the third time going to be a charm? >> it seems like hopefully the
third time is the lucky charm. >> reporter: both horse and jockey one more win away from what's considered the greatest accomplishment in thoroughbred racing. dan sheneman, nbc news. hopefully the weather will hold out today. quite a few events going on. here's a live look at citizens bank park in south philly, where hundreds of folks are expected this morning for the phillies charities bake ride. it's the first year for the event. 25-mile ride through philadelphia begins and ends at the ballpark. it starts at 7:00 this morning. all right. it's going to be warm it's mild this morning it's also humid. we have fog especially not north and in the city we're doing okay, and we're tracking the clans for scattered showers later on today and also some thunderstorms. this morning, your weather hns on this sunday, warm and humid once again, it will feel like summer like it did yesterday. tracking the chance for showers and storms. and finally a little relief this
week into the 70s. still warm but not as warm as we were yesterday or today. 69 right now in philadelphia, mostly cloudy skies, mainly in the 60s to the north and west. 64 in allentown, 65 in westchester. 69 already in philadelphia. and look at that 70 in dover, 67 at the atlantic city airport. a nice start to the day in terms of temperatures. we are mostly cloudy outside, we are dealing with some fog, especially to the north, reducing visibilities down to 2 miles in some spots, also dealing with a few showers. very light at this point, mainly south of philadelphia in parts of newcastle and kent county. delaware, southern new jersey looks like it cleared out. for the most part we cleared out, but we are tracking the chance of scattered showers and storms today. this is a snapshot sat 2:00. if you're out and about, much like yesterday, you just want to keep an eye to the sky. and if you do hear that thunder and see that lightning, get indoors. same story by 5:00 you can see that darker shading indicating some heavier downpours. and monday we'll do it once again. mostly cloudy skies, soupy, still, seeing the chance of those thunderstorms, especially
in the afternoon hours, into the nighttime hours. and tuesday, mostly cloudy once y. then we're going to clear it out nicely on wednesday. today, warm and humid, showers and storms 83 to 86. so temperatures way above normal summerlike tomorrow, better. 79 degrees, mostly cloudy chance for showers. tuesday, another round of thunderstorms, 80 degrees, and wednesday, finally, that relief. lots of sunshine and temperatures in the mid-70s. it will be windy, though. thursday, friday saturday looking really nice saturday for memorial day weekend. mostly sunny skies, warm and is a high of 76. next it may sound like fun, but a popular app that guesses the age of its users may be doing more than you think. why you may want to read the fine print.
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sold for $59,000. must be nice. the time right now is 6:25. still ahead, breaking news out of montgomery county. monique braxton is live at the scene of a three-alarm fire in conshohocken. monique? >> reporter: hi rosemary. we've seen additional ladder trucks added to the battle against this inferno attacking a floor company. we'll have an update for you after the break. all right. it's a mild start to the day. temperatures right near 70 degrees in so many spots. we're going to see a little bit of sunshine today. mostly cloudy cloudy right now at the shore. we're seeing some showers also to the south of philadelphia. we'll have your full forecast, straight ahead.
changes after the deadly train derailment. coming up, the new safety measures that may be in place once the tracks reopen. good morning and welcome back to nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary connors. we'll have more on that train derailment investigation and the new developments in just a few moments. but first, let's bring you back to that breaking news. let's check in now with nbc 10's monique braxton. she's following this fire at this business in conshohocken. and monique, i understand you're waiting for an update from some of the firefighters and fire chiefs out there. >> reporter: that's right, rosemary. we've also been able to, since we last spoke to you, to walk around this massive attack on a fire at a floor company. and we have counted now six ladder trucks attacking the blaze from the air. we've also been able to talk to some of the people who live nearby who have gathered here at the scene. look at hour video now from early this morning. firefighters have been on the scene now for three hours. this three-alarm blaze taking place at the philadelphia floor company, a family-owned
business owned for decades here in industrial park in conshohocken. now, initial reports of multiple explosions have not been confirmed. but we can tell you, some of the flooring products are highly flammable. that's why a lot of people have rushed to the scene, to wash the effort to fight the inferno. >> when you get into that flooring stuff over there, for floors and things it's kind of dangerous material that's for sure. >> reporter: we've been able to count about half a dozen fire ladder trucks fighting this spraying water from the air. there are also dozens of fire companies attacking it on the ground, from conshohocken plymouth meeting, lower marion narboroth. the firefighter says he is currently working on a press release to officially update us on the situation. and as soon as we hear from him,
you'll know it. live now from conshohocken monique braxton, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, monique. we'll check in with you shortly. we want to check in now with first alert meteorologist, michelle grossman which is watching the weekend forecast for us. michelle, it sounds like we'll have very similar conditions to yesterday. >> almost exactly the same. it's going to look the same it's going to feel the same we'll have the humidity in the air, it's a mild start, off to a mild start, we'll be warm later on this afternoon and again tracking the chance for those showers and storms later on today. here's a live look outside. we are looking at mostly cloudy skies in philadelphia. kind of have that haze over the city once again, and we're seeing patchy fog in some spots, especially to the north and west. visibility down to a quarter mile in mt. pocono, 4 miles in reading, 2 miles in lancaster. use your low beams this morning, take it a little bit slower. to the south and east, we're doing a little better in terms of visibility. some spots of fog. trenton trenton, down to 3 miles. mt. holly down to 2. and everyone is off to a mild start, 69 in philadelphia 64 in
allentown as well as lancaster. 67 in atlantic city and a mild very mild 70 degrees already in dover, delaware. as we duogo throughout the day, we'll see mostly cloudy skies, the chance for showers and storms and we'll feel that humidity in the air. by 8:00 a.m. 73 degrees. by lunchtime, 81 degrees. showers around by that point. 3:00 p.m., 83. could see some thunderstorms, too, at that point. we'll talk more about that and talk more about a cooldown also in your seven-day. that's coming up. >> thank you, michelle. amtrak crews are coming off of another night of work to restore service between philadelphia and new york by tuesday, which would be one week after the deadly derailment in port richmond. this new timeline comes ton same day that officials with the federal railroad administration have ordered amtrak to make immediate changes. the first is for amtrak to put the automatic train control system into effect for northbound trains approaching the frankford curve. that's where train 188 derailed. the system helps control a
train's speed and it can make the train stop if it is speeding. second, the feds want amtrak to assess the risk on curves along the entire northeast corridor from washington to boston. also amtrak must increase the number of speed limit signs on the tracks. amtrak says that it will abide by the immediate order. passengers tell us it will make them feel safer. >> i think it's essential. >> i think anything that would stop an accident like this would be great. >> the nbc 10 investigators have learned that this high-tech system for stopping a train, automatic train control, has long been installed on southbound tracks coming from new york. a decision was made at one point not to install it on the northbound side. again, that is going to change with this emergency order from the feds. ntsb officials have said that if this automatic train control system was in place, it would have prevented the deadly derailment on tuesday. the broken corridor that's what some railroad officials and
supporters are calling amtrak's northeast rail system. stations along the corridor include boston new york philadelphia wilmington, baltimore and washington. the tracks handle 2,000 trains every day, but the railway is decaying, with trains lumbering through tunnels and across bridges more than a century old. even the electrical grid that powers the trains dates back to the great depression. by one estimate, it would take more than $20 billion just to replace parts that have already outlasted their intended usage. in terms of the investigation of the deadly derailment here's where it stands. the fbi is now looking at the cracked windshield of the amtrak engine. the question is did a flying object hit the windshield just before it derailed tuesday night? objects hit both a septa train and an amtrak acela train that night, right around the same time, in the same area and caused window damage. nbc news interviewed a passenger on the acela train. he says that the window of his rail car shattered. >> we heard a loud noise in the
car, and immediately, i looked over and there was a -- the window had shattered, and apparently, there was a rock thrown at our car. >> the ntsb says brandon bastian, the engineer of the derailed amtrak train, cannot remember events in the minutes leading up to the crash. according to the ntsb bastian told them he only remembers ringing the toll bell at the old north philadelphia station. you can count on nbc 10 for complete coverage of the deadly derailment on nbc10.com and on our nbc 10 news app. you can also read more about the lives of the victims and the history of train derailments in our area. from our jersey shore bur roe investigators are looking boo sapphire that gutted a popular boardwalk shop just one week before the unofficial start of summer. the fire ripped through the summer surf shop last night.
the blaze broke out around 8:00 last night. fire crews had it under control in less than an hour. one worker who was inside managed to get out safely. >> i said i've been a part of this place for 10 or 11 years now and worked here every summer so it's tough to see. >> the hard part is with boardwalk businesses right now, they're all loading up for the holiday weekend, so there's a lot of merchandise in there that is obviously destroyed at this point, but also fueled the fire. >> firefighters say neighboring businesses sustained some smoke damage. employees of the surf shop tell us that they will reopen. new this morning, philadelphia police have arrested two suspects who allegedly robbed a man of $13,000 in casino winnings. it happened as the victim arrived home from the sugarhouse casino early yesterday morning. he told authorities that one of the suspects approached him with a gun and took his money, wallet and iphone. police say they were able to use
the phone's gps to track that suspect back to the casino. getting your gas in new jersey you don't have to pump it yourself. that could change. the proposal would allow self-service at the gas pumps. it would call for a three-year transition period in which stations could still provide attendants to pump gas. right now new jersey and oregon are the only states that do not allow self-service. a quick note for drivers who travel i-95 the speed limit is going up on the stretch of the roadway in delaware. starting tomorrow you'll see crews changing the speed limit signs. that work will continue through thursday. the state department of transportation is increasing the speed limit from 55 to 65 miles an hour, from the i-495 split south of wilmington to the maryland state line. a deldot study shows most drivers are already at 65 miles an hour in this area. state officials say the higher speed limit would free up police to concentrate on more aggressive drivers.
next as many get ready for memorial day weekend at the beach, there's something fishy in the water that could keep visitors away. yes, a giant shark. we'll explain why officials say it's not dangerous to swimmers. plus the paddle in seattle. we'll tell you what brought all of these boaters out to the bay this weekend, that's after the break. all right. well, it felt like summer yesterday, temperatures right around 86 degrees in philadelphia as a high yesterday. we'll get priceetty close again today. plenty of cloud cover out today, it's warm and humid. we'll talk more about today's summerlike forecast, coming up.
this weekend in seattle, hundreds of activists took their protests on to the water. they road kayaks canoes and other boats in eliot bay. the so-called paddle in seattle was in protest of shell's plan to drill in the arctic ocean. something else in the ocean may be keeping beachgoers away. yes, this shark. this is off of cape cod. massachusetts state police released this footage from friday of a shark sighting in the waters off wellesley. officials say it's a basking shark. it is not a meat eater. and so therefore, not a danger to swimmers or boaters. they are big guys though and can certainly be very intimidating. this second largest shark species can grow to 40 feet long. all right, in case you haven't looked out yet, we're a little cloudy once again today mostly cloudy skies across the area. cloudy skies to the south.
and it's going to look a lot like yesterday. here's a live look outside. we are looking from our cape may camera. and wet roadways down there. we had some showers early this morning and we have the possibility of seeing more showers as we go throughout this sunday. and them a chance for thunderstorms, especially this afternoon. so here on radar, you can see a few showers falling to the south of philadelphia. some very light showers at this point. everyone is mild though. we're looking the at temperatures mainly in the upper 60s, close to 70 in philadelphia 67 in washington township, 64 in horsham. to the north and west a little cooler, but still in the low to mid-60s. 64 in allentown as well as reading and oxford. 62 in shenandoah and you are waking up to 62 in doylestown. south and east temperatures mainly in the upper 60s, right along the coast, we're looking at 66 in beach haven, 70 already in dover, and 68 this morning in millville, new jersey. now, temperatures only going up from there. we're going to end up right around 84 degrees later on this afternoon. so warm once again. it will be humid, so sticky as you step out today. and that humidity may spark a few showers, possibly a few
thunderstorms. we'll track those for you in just a bit. and we're also tracking a very nice start to your memorial day weekend. we'll look at that in just a few minutes. the president is coming to town. we'll tell you exactly where the commander in chief plans to visit tomorrow and why he's making the trip to our area. plus students learn a valuable lesson in safe driving. we'll explain. what police say caused this truck to crash into a local high school.
hundreds of people are still stranded in the mountains of nepal near the epicenter of tuesday's aftershock. yesterday, they crowded around a helicopter that was trying to get out of the area. these survivors have been living in tents apparently feeling safer there than near any of the damaged buildings in the heart
of the town. this weekend, thousands of mourners and members of law enforcement from all over the country paid their respects to a mississippi police officer who was shot dead during a traffic stop. funeral services were held yesterday for 25-year-old officer liquori tate. authorities say tate and a fellow officer were shot and killed a week ago. a funeral was held for that other officer on thursday. police have arrested 29-year-old marvin banks. they say banks shot the officer after they pulled over a car that was driven by his girlfriend. we want peace! we want peace! >> dozens of demonstrators held a rally for justice and peace in philadelphia's kensington neighborhood this weekend. among those gathered family members of 2-year-old david al seeya. he was killed in a hit-and-run a month ago. alacea was hit as he and his mother crossed a street in kensington. his mother survived. the car was turned into police by a couple in central pennsylvania. they told detectives they loaned
to it a 19-year-old relative. police are still investigating and have not arrested anyone in the case yet. today, school officials will decide whether lowermoreland high school will reopen tomorrow, will open for classes, after a truck crashed through a wall of the building. take a look. the driver died in the accident yesterday afternoon. he's been identified as phillippe andre pinto silva. witnesses say they saw a black pickup truck with virginia tags speeding right across the parking lot. it crashed into the boiler room of the building where some staff members had been only moments earlier. >> and i hear a gigantic crash. i stop playing tennis come over to see a hole in the wall. >> there were parents inside the school cooking food for a fund-raiser at the time. that fund-raiser had to be canceled. nobody was hurt but the water pipes broke open flooding part of the school making an even bigger mess. the cause of the crash is under
investigation. it's the sound of police and fire pipes and drums, playing a tribute to fallen philadelphia fire lieutenant joyce craig. nbc 10 was in north philadelphia yesterday as the second-alarmers association presented a memorial canvas print in her honor to the members of engine 64. lieutenant craig is the first female firefighter to die in the line of duty in the department's history. she lost her life responding to a house fire in west oak lane this past december. president obama will be visiting our area tomorrow when he meets with police and children in camden. it's a city his administration has designated as a promise zone. the designation means that small businesses in some of cam dndencamden's neighborhoods are eligible for government grants. larry miles owns a bookstore and a longtime supporter of president obama, was miles tells us the president has to bring the right message with him. >> with the president coming in here that he also focus on the fact that there are people in
this city that want to help that want to be independent. >> essentially, the president's visit here is not the crossing of a goal line. it's really the crossing of a starting line with tremendous momentum. >> camden is trying to keep the momentum going, with crews sprucing up for the republican'spresident's visit. one of the republicans who wants to secede president obama will also be in our area tomorrow. senator rand paul will be talking issues at the national constitution center tomorrow morning. he'll also hold a news conference on independence mall tomorrow afternoon. and a good sunday morning. we're waking up to some humidity, some warmth really mild this morning, and also some clouds out there. a few showers and fog. a little bit of everything this morning. temperatures, they are mild to start out with. 69 already in philadelphia. mostly cloudy skies. some spots, already into the 70s. so taking a look outdoors we're looking at a mixed bag out there, we're looking at mostly
cloudy skies, mainly a little more cloud cover to the south, a little more sunshine to the north, and temperatures mainly in the 60s, mid- to upper 60s. 64 right now in allentown. 69 in philadelphia. to the south and east mainly in the upper 60s. 67 right now in glassboro. 70 already in dover and 61 in stone harbor new jersey. we'll see those temperatures really going up from there. yesterday, wee reached a high of 86. close to that again, probably around 84. as you look outside from your window, we're looking at mostly cloudy skies see a few breaks of sunshine and the chance for showers like we saw yesterday. right now we have a few showers falling, most of our area is dry, though. you can see lancaster county a little green showing up. and that will be the case from time to time. some light sprinkles this morning. and then later on this afternoon, we have a better chance for seeing some showers. so a few showers just off the coast of delaware and a also in parts of southern new jersey. future weather as we go throughout time here we'll see those clouds in place by 2:00,
you can see some green showing up, some yellow, indicating heavier downpoured like we saw yesterday. and by dinnertime maybe even seeing a few gusty thunderstorms. monday, once again, the humidity stays in place, the clouds stay in place, and we'll see the chance once again for more thunderstorms on monday. tuesday, sametory, by tuesday a front comes through and that brings us another round of thunderstorms and also keeping that humidity kind of locked in place before we clear it out on wednesday. so for today's high a lot like yesterday, 79 in mt. pocono 83 in quakertown. doylestown we'll top out around 8 83. along the coast, cooler 83 in vineland. closer to the city we're looking at temperatures right around 84 addressdegrees. today, summerlike temperatures around 84. monday, 79. a little cooler but still warm. 80 on tuesday. and then the rest of the week into memorial day, looking really nice. wednesday, 74. thursday, friday and saturday lots of sunshine low humidity low wind, and temperatures in the mid-70s.
from our jersey shore bureau, nearly 100 demonstrators protested offshore drilling plants. they stood in the sand yesterday. the demonstration was part of an international event called hands across the sand. protesters who opposed the obama administration's plans to allow deep sea oil exploration in the mid-atlantic were a part of this move yesterday. drilling could happen 100 miles off of cape may. that's why they decided to rally down the shore. the oil industry says that it can safely explore in ocean waters. talking sports now. a rain delay at citizens bank park couldn't stop the phillies from winning their fourth straight game. you saw it right here on nbc 10. ryan howard's double triggered a three-run third inning against the diamondbacks. chase utley's rbi double sparked a three-run fifth inning. jerome williams got his third win. jonathan papelbon notched his ninth save. the phillies ended up beating arizona, 7-5. now here's the rest of your sunday morning sports. >> happy sunday morning.
i'm danny pommells. we're talking football. the eagles have focused a lot of attention this off-season on the defense, namely the secondary, by way of free agency and the draft, and with all the new parts safety malcolm jenkins is looking forward to seeing just what they have. >> we're looking forward to, especially in my room, competing and see what we have. we have a lot of depth, a lot of guys competing for spots, a lot of new faces. we have a safety position that's wide open, guys changing positions, playing multiple positions, we have these rookies that came in and look really good, they're hungry, they know the defense. so we're excited. >> saturday was the annual running of the preakness stakes. american pharaoh looking to move one step closer to history. torrential rain in maryland, but the race went off as scheduled. american pharaoh caps a wire-to-wire win, impressive margin down this final stretch, at that. he wins the preakness and will have a chance at the triple crown, the first since affirmed way back in the '70s on june 6th at the belmont stakes.
go to hockey now, mike babcock said this weekend that he should make his decision on his coaching future by may 20th, which is this coming wednesday. meanwhile, game one, eastern conference finals in the nhl. also seen here on nbc 10. lightning, rangers, andre ties the game in the third. we're knotted up with one, under three minutes to play, the rangers cash in. dominick moore does the honors and look at the garden crowd erupt. they go home happy. rangers win game one, 2-1, the final. meanwhile, usa and russia in hockey world championships. fresh off a heart-breaking loss, the dude played some sick hockey. 2-1, russia. they beat usa 4-0 and the end of the road for the u.s. that's your look at sports. i'm danny pommells from comcast sports net. the time right now is 6:57. coming up we continue to follow breaking news in montgomery
county. nbc 10's monique braxton is live on the scene of a three-alarm fire in conshohocken. monique? >> reporter: hi, rosemary. we have just spoken to the fire chief and we'll have the very latest for you after the break. all right. well, we are looking at a very muggy start to the day. it's humid, you're going to feel that when you step out this morning. also, very mild. temperatures in the 70s in some spots already. mostly cloudy skies this morning. we'll talk more about the summerlike weather today and we'll cool it down during your workweek. the numbers, straight ahead.
cashews, pistachios, pecans, walnuts, almonds... cost a lot? peanuts. [laughs] maybe not your best. no... make on-budget happen. make break-time happen. staples. make more happen. that breaking news is in conshohocken, montgomery county where crews trying to get control of a three-alarm building fire at a family business. we'll have a live report with new information from the scene. plus new resources and new orders for amtrak following the deadly derailment as officials try to make the northeast corridor safer. another warm and humid day on tap for us as we take a live look at the center city skyline. some neighborhoods could see scattered showers a little bit later on and the wet weather could linger into the start of the workweek. good morning and welcome back to nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary connors. it's 7:00 on this