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"nbc 10 news today." i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. bill. >> humidity is the big factor. much higher this morning. you'll feel it as you head out the door. temperatures in the upper 80s to near 90s. clouds moving into philadelphia. no signs of any showers in the immediate area. that will change this afternoon. i have issued a first alert for today for this afternoon, primarily showers and thunderstorms, potential for severe storms bringing damaging winds and heavy downpours. during the late afternoon hours for philadelphia. but the line of showers moving into western pennsylvania. that's the line that we're going to be watching. it will turn stronger as the day goes on. hour-by-hour forecast before the storms get here we'll see some sunshine but mostly cloudy. 72 degrees at 7:00. by 10:00 it will be nearing the 80 degree mark. 1:00 this afternoon, 84 degrees and climbing. we'll be watching for storm developments through the later
afternoon hours. i'll be back with your hour by hour future weather to show you the progression of those storms. that's in ten minutes. right now let's check on the pa turnpike. "nbc 10" first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. jessica? >> bill we are watching the pa turnpike on the westbound side due to an overturned tractor-trailer in bristol. earlier crossed down all lanes. now luckily you can see slow traffic by the scene because we only have the right lane blocked. we'll keep you updated on that as that accident cleebs up and gets out of the way. berlin new jersey, a sinkhole closing the white house pike ramp near haddon avenue. roosevelt boulevard around fox street no problems headed southbound to the schuylkill expressway. drive times are up. no problems there at all. heading out, mass transit we all are running with no delays for amtrak, new jersey transit and septa. more drive times coming up. chris. breaking news from overnight. swiss authorities arrested six
high ranking fifa suspicion of taking millions in bribes. federal prosecutors in new york are expected if announce federal corruption charges. the fbi says fifa had corruption in hosting the world cup. u.s. authorities believe the bribes were agreed to and carried out here and that payments were carried out using u.s. banks. we just learned that swiss prosecutors have opened criminal proceedings relating to the awarding 206918 world cup to russia and the 2022 world cup to qatar. we'll have an update from a fifa news conference coming up in a half an hour at 5:30. a shooting in philadelphia's west oak lane section left three people hurt. four bullets hit a nearby home with a woman and her two sons inside, ages 10 and 12. they're okay. one of the shooting victims though is in critical condition.
the other two are in stable. police have not arrested anyone. it's 5:03. students at two cape may county schools are facing charges this morning in a sexting scandal. "nbc 10's" monique braxton is here with details and student reaction. monique, tell us more. >> reporter: tracy, 20 students are in trouble here. several nude and partially nude photos of female students were being exchanged through texting and social media. all of the males were from the high school. one of the victims friends alerted school officials that this was going on. 27 cell phones were confiscated as part of the investigation. all 20 students are charged with invasion of privacy which could mean two years in a state training school for juvenile owe fenders. one of those 20 is an adult and that student could face 3 to 5 years in prison. students say the scandal is giving their school a bad name.
>> that's really surprising to me. a lot of students are respectful individuals. it's really shocking. >> i love this school. i mean it's become like a second home to me and it's kind of really sad, actually to see something like that happen here. >> reporter: now in the next half hour we'll hear what the superintendent has to say about the scandal. tracy. 55067894 now. happening montgomery county a man accused of secretly reporting a woman in trial. nicholas jucowicz used a pen with a built in camera to spy on women. today a chester county judge will decide if this dentist
should stand trial for allegedly stealing drugs intended for patients. dr. chad grafola has a temporary hearing today. he illegally wrote prescriptions for his wife rebecca. his wife was anesthesiologist at her husband's practice in berlin which police busted. gretzula replaced drugs used for sedating patients with saline solution. voters will decide whether to give themselves a property tax increase. if they vote no the district says it will be forced to cut jobs after school programs and increased class sizes. voters already rejected the idea. they're asking for a smaller increase. polls will be open from 10 until 8:00 p.m. more job cuts in the atlantic city school district. 40 people were reassigned to new positions yesterday. this comes after 150 nontenured jobs were cut earlier this
month. a state appointed monitor ordered the cuts as the city struggled with loss of tax revenue from casino closures. >> it's just a very difficult time because i don't have instant answers and i wish i did. >> this will lead to larger class sizes and safety issues. >> they have called in help. now a story you'll only see on 10. a neighborhood fight that left family members injured. it happened during a memorial day party in juniata. this father of three told "nbc 10's" keith jones said some kids started bullying his family. neighbors used racial slurs and joined in. police say punches were thrown. the father was beaten and kicked. his attacker wasn't finished. >> proceeded to turn around to my 14-year-old daughter to the step up there and beat her in the back of the head. >> both girls suffered head
trauma. as we were talking to the family there, this neighbor saw us interviewing the dad and called out to us. >> there ain't nobody here nobody. they said we racist it's a whole bunch of crap. not right. going to cause a lot of chaos around the neighborhood. >> other neighbors refused to go on camera but they say the father started the whole thing. right now texas is dealing with more severe weather and the governor is warning that the waters are still rising in some areas. not the news they want to hear. the death toll edges higher at 17. in the town of wimberley, the water roads 12 to 15 feet in an hour. the water ripped apart homes and families. one woman said she knew something was wrong when her younger sister called her at 1:00 a.m. yesterday. >> we are now floating down the river. call mom and dad. i love you. and pray. >> they were the last words she heard from her sister laura,
who went missing and is still missing along with her two young children. 14 people in all are still missing. search operations will continue today. >> 71 degrees already this morning. with temperatures looking like they'll reach near 90 again today, those ac units will be working overtime as will the people who will service them. not all of philadelphia's school buildings have air conditioning. many buildings are very old. for schools with ac on hot days like today the building engineers have to get in early before the kids arrive to make sure the ac units will be working properly. they'll be doing that this morning. the philadelphia police department says running through fire hydrants to keep cool is a thing of the past. the city no longer has an approved sprayer program. they're reminding people to stop using the hydrants to stay cool. the department posted please don't tamper with hydrants. it puts you and your neighbors at risk. we can't call it officially a heat wave yet. another day where it's really
warm. >> yesterday wasn't bad. it was warm. the humidity wasn't high. today that is already a factor this morning. humidity moved in overnight. we're watching a line of storms to the west. that's the potential for strong thunderstorms this afternoon. doesn't look very impressive just yet, but those storms will be firing up and our temperatures will move up this afternoon. right now what we're looking at is a warm muggy start. the potential for thunderstorms and i've issued a first alert for this afternoon and early evening hours. severe storm threat today. summer like heat. temperatures near 90 this afternoon and it will feel hotter than yesterday. 72 degrees. already warmer in alan town northeast philadelphia yesterday. 71 degrees in northeast philly. 65 in atlantic city. clouds starting to move into the pocono mountains. there are some breaks in the clouds. we will get some sunshine. that leads to the quick warmup today. radar not showing any rain in the immediate area but we do have some light rain in western
pennsylvania. that's the line that's going to be moving to the east that will affect northern and western suburbs and alan town and reading before it moves into philadelphia trenton, and wilmington. 11:00 this morning could see some isolated showers popping up. at that hour more widespread heavier rainfall with storms at 3:00 this afternoon. look at the heavy rain in berks county and lancaster county. that line of storms will be on the move at 4:00 trenton, philadelphia chester county really getting the heavy weather that will roll into the philadelphia area and wilmington and parts of south jersey as well at 6:00 this evening. keep an eye on the storms for this afternoon. before they get here temperatures climb into the 80s for allentown and reading. 78 this afternoon for mount pocono. doylestown trenton mount holly likely to see the storms later today. we will see some sunshine at the shore. 72 degrees for atlantic city. upper 70s, near 80 in rehoboth.
look at the steaminess for vineland and dover. evening storms are likely to occur in those areas. while late afternoon for westchester, those storms moving into drexel hill and swedesboro. temperatures in the upper 80s that will feel like they're at 90 degrees because of a high humidity. i'll show you when you can expect relief from the heat and when you will get a break with the seven day forecast when i'm back in ten. 11 minutes after 5:00 and time to get a look at the roads. >> "nbc 10's" first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has an update. >> we're still monitoring the accident scene out in bristol on the p.a. turnpike affecting the westbound lanes. you can see the slow traffic by the scene. we have the right lane being blocked now. on 295 in new jersey around the black horse pike that active work zone we looked at a few moments ago has cleared. all lanes getting by. no problems there. 13 minutes if you're headed
southbound from 38 up to this point at the black horse pike. as we check on our drive times here for 202, everything green. you request see all cars moving along nicely. 10 minutes, 11 minutes northbound or southbound from 30 up towards the schuylkill expressway. we'll check in with mass transit in 10. 12 minutes past 5:00 right now. keeping your cool. "nbc 10's" katy zachry tells us what you should do if your air conditioner goes out. >> reporter: tracy, it will be a busy day for hvac guys. simple things you can do before you call them that ensures that your ac unit continues running. another republican will officially enter the run for the white house today. this one has history from our area.
zwroo it is 5:15. bill henley says add humidity to the heat we had yesterday. we'll have the heat and watching for potentially severe storms yesterday. get the timing coming up. with the temperatures looking like they'll reach 90 degrees today, air conditioning units will be working overtime. the people servicing them will be working overtime too. katy zachry will tell us what to do if your unit need repairs. >> reporter: it's not something you want to deal with today but if your unit does not turn on or work properly you will not be
alone. you should be prepared to wait some time for the repair. >> that's the easiest thing to do and most important. if you clean the filters, the inside stays clean. we went on with them in abington. they showed us how dirty coils can lead to costly repairs. it's one of the first things they look at when they're called to check a unit and the unit stops working. one of the simplest things they say people can do is change the unit's filters a few times a season. joe quallette recommends using a four inch filter changing it a few times a season. it costs no more than $5. we will take a look at what questions you need to ask any ac
repair person coming into your room saying that you need to buy an entire brand-new unit. reporting live "nbc 10," katy zachry. 5:15. with the beautiful weather we've been having people are heading outside. >> business owners in chester county are happy about that. they're saying that's giving them a good start for the summer season. store owners say they have so many people packing the area it looks like a parade. some restaurants had to turn away people. shop owners tell "nbc 10" that all that foot traffic brings in big money. >> the whole weekend. we were closed on monday but the whole weekend was really great. lots of new faces. lots of returning customers. with all the great restaurants in town and other boutiques, we really -- it's a real shopping destination to come and spend the day. business owners there of course tell us they hope that this becomes a money making trend all summer. in decision 2016 a man familiar to pennsylvania voters is reportedly set to join the race for president today.
former senator rick santorum will announce his candidacy near his hometown in western pennsylvania. the social conservative also ran in 2012 and surprised many by winning the iowa caucuses. santorum served two terms in the senate from 1995 to 2007. on the democratic side senator bernie sanders officially kicked off his campaign for the democratic nomination for president with his speech in his hometown in burlington, vermont. he made a pitch to join liberals to join him in a revolution to change politics. he vowed to make income inequality campaign finance issues a leading issue. sanders is hillary clinton's only competitor. the state department announced tuesday that beginning june 30th it will release on its website 55,000 pages of e-mails from clinton's time as secretary of state. they will send out the e-mails
in batches every 60 days. they will follow the federal judge's order last week. the time is 5:19. we're following breaking news that's just in. police are investigating an attempted home invasion in the same block where sexual assaults happened. "nbc 10's" matt delucia is live in south philadelphia with new information. what have you learned matt? >> reporter: well, tracy, i'm told that police have stopped somebody for questioning right now. on the 1800 block of rosewood street. i'll get out of the way. police are still here on the scene in front of the home where this all happened earlier this morning. a man tried to open a door but was not able to get in. someone called 911 and officers responded before he could. now no one was hurt but neighbors understandably are concerned out here. over two sex assaults in the area. one on sunday morning here on rosewood. another one on the 1700 block of chadwood which is a few blocks away. that was back in march when a woman was sexually assaulted in her home. police are still working on a possible connection.
in those two cases the suspect reportedly wore red gloves. canine units were out here a little bit earlier. they just left a few minutes ago. the suspect i'm told is not at the scene right here. we're also told the special victims' unit they are also on their way out to the scene. still a little bit of activity. the neighbors have been coming up to us saying they're concerned this might be another case. this is all still under investigation right now. trying to get more information on this case. as soon as we get that we'll bring it for you. right now live in south philadelphia, matt delucia "nbc 10 news." 20 minutes after 5:00. >> hopefully that will clear out before the morning rush picks up. nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has an update. >> we're seeing a little bit of volume on the pa turnpike around bristol. you can see there headed westbound between delaware valley and bensalem due to an overturned tractor-trailer. this is taking out the right hand lane. there are some residual delays
there because all lanes were closed earlier this morning. heading out into vineland new jersey, an accident investigation scene on elm road and south mill road. you can take 55 to get by. south orchard road to get by that scene. as we check on the vine street expressway, drive times, no problem. right around 24th street under 5 minutes if you're headed westbound towards the schuylkill expressway and two minutes, it's eastbound towards 95. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> less than 20 minutes before sunrise. we're starting off with some clouds over boat house row. no signs of showers just yet. look at the temperatures. warmer this morning. 5 degrees compared to yesterday. humidity is also higher. you can feel it in the air this morning. the warm humid air will continue pumping into the area. i'm watching clouds in western pennsylvania. there's a line of showers that could turn severe for our area this afternoon. this morning they're pretty
quiet. the severe weather threat for pennsylvania and into new jersey and delaware including wilmington, philadelphia trenton. most likely we'll see the storms late this afternoon into the early evening hours. keep an eye on the sky for strong storms developing this afternoon. before they get here warm and humid conditions. 80 to near 90 degrees. it will feel steamy through the day today. tomorrow, another steamy day and a chance of more storms in the afternoon. the threat sticks around into friday. but a break from the storms on saturday. not the heat though. 88 degrees on saturday. showers and thunderstorms a possibility as temperatures hold in the 70s for sunday, monday and tuesday. we'll be right back.
now your "nbc 10" first alert weather. >> steamy start, the wind is blowing and it's a southerly wind. that's where we're getting the humidity. riding in on that wind that's a bit stronger. that's a live view from the lowe's hotel. getting closer to sunrise. we could see damaging winds and strong thunderstorms this afternoon. in the first alert traffic center jessica boyington. jessica. >> bill, we're looking live right now at route 202 around paoli pike. hardly any cars in sight. a good thing there. northbound/southbound no problems. we have problems in new jersey. i'm going to tell you about where they are coming up. >> reporter: bribery and corruption to the tune of
news. someone called 911 about an attempted home invasion. it's where this is happening that has police and neighbors on alert. plus soccer scandal. we are following breaking news from overseas where some of the world's most powerful soccer officials are now accused of corruption. and a steamy start with storms on the way. we are tracking a chance for severe weather as temperatures climb near 90 today. it's already 71 degrees at 5:30. good morning, welcome back to "nbc 10 news." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. yes, we're preparing for possibly strong thunderstorms this afternoon. meteorologist bill henley will get us started in the first alert weather center. >> high humidity. high temperatures today in the upper 80s to 90s. that will fuel late day storms. first alert for potential of strong storm development. severe storms could bring damaging winds with heavy downpours. not here yet. heat and humidity, you can already feel it.
roxboro, 69 degrees. delaware river trail at fifth and wharton. warm steamy start. doesn't look like much now, showers in western pennsylvania. that's the line of storms to watch for to develop later today. heading out the door right now, clouds overhead. some breaks of sunshine and a quick warmup. 78 degrees at 10:00. by 1:00 84 degrees. later in the afternoon, that's when we'll see those storms. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in 10. right now let's check in with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> monitoring a work zone on 95 around state road. very active scene right here but ongoing. something we should be used to. starting to see some volume on either side on the northbound side or the southbound lanes here heading into the center city area. still only about a 13-minute trip from woodhaven road up towards the vine street expressway. and out in bristol still dealing with one lane getting by. slow going on the pa