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nbc 10 news starts now. congressman chaka fattah is headed to court. we'll break down what's happening today and the request the congressman has made to ensure a fair trial. plus, police make an arrest in the abduction and assault of a 5-year-old girl taken right out of her bedroom. and the suspect, just 15 years ole. we talked to the victim's mother hours after the arrest. hot and humid on tap for tuesday. we'll climb into the 90s again today. the nbc 10 first alert weather team is tracking the heat and when we may get relief from this. it's 74 degrees now in philadelphia. good morning on this tuesday. this is nbc 10 news today.
i'm chris cato. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley who said yesterday that it would be very humid and hot again today. here we are, bill. not too bad out there right now. >> the temperature isn't bad but you can feel the steaminess in the air. pottstown, millville in the low 70s. yesterday this time it was in the 60s. 74 in philadelphia. that's off a degree compared to yesterday. but still plenty warm at this hour when temperatures should be in the 60s and it's going to be a quick warmup with sunshine, 9:00, we'll be up from the 6:00 amt number, up to 78 degrees and upper 80s and climbing at lunch time with the southerly wind that will stay below 10 miles an hour. the neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes to show you how warm it will get where you live. right now, time for first alert traffic with katy zachry. >> good morning to everyone at home. as soon as my camera comes back i can show you 95 around
woodhaven. here are your drive times from woodhaven and the vine street expressway, both about 12 minutes. can beat that. construction on 76 east and westbound in both directions between belmont avenue and city avenue, taking out at least one lane. it's not causing delays, just causing you to tap the brakes a bit. taking a look at your 76 drive times between the vine and the blue route, about 12, 13 minutes in both directions. when i see you in ten minutesç we'll take a closer look at new jersey roads. in a matter of hours, chaka fattah will make his first court appearance. matt delucia is live outside the federal courthouse this morning. he's making two requests to make sure he gets a fair trial, right? >> that is right, chris. the congressman is asking fellow
lawmakers in washington to investigate the investigation. he is asking the congressional committee on oversight and government reform to, one, require the department of justice to preserve any materials related to his case and, two, he wants the committee to at least review the work of the justice department as it relates to how they collected the evidence. in a letter to the committee chairman and ranking february, fattah writes this. he's accused of stealing taxpayer money, having a secret campaign loan and taking a bribe from a lobbyist. he's accusing federal investigators of violating grand jury secrecy laws in an effort to embarrass him. chaka fattah is due in court this afternoon. his spokesperson says the congressman will not have any comment until he's finished with that first court appearance.
live in center city, matt delucia, nbc 10 news.ñr congressman fattah is married to renee some chenault . the feds allege she took part in a scheme to fraudulently sell a car in order to pay closing costs on a vacation home. she's not charged and denies wrongdoing. renee is on leave from nbc 10. a shocking arrest to tell you about in north philadelphia. police say a 15-year-old boy is the person who abducted a 5-year-old girl from her home, assaulted herñiñrxdxd and left unconscious in a pile of brush. >> this is unbelievable. >> nbc 10 got that reaction from the girl's mother last night. she told is over the phone she's relieved that police made this arrest. they have not released the name of the 15-year-old. he's accuse of breaking into the girl's home, carrying her out of
the house, beating and sexually assaulting her. he's charged with a long list of crimes, including attempted murder and rape. the district attorney will decide whether to try him as an adult. 4:05 now. new from overnight, police say home surveillance video shows a shooting in philadelphia that left a man in critical condition this morning. . áñ the motive apears to be robbery. robber shot a man in the stomach on west hazard street and searched the pockets. someone shot a man in the face in the nicetown area of philadelphia. he's in stable condition now. police haven't made an arrest or commented on what may have led to the shooting. happening today, activist group from all over philadelphia will come together to march through a neighborhood plagued by violence. the 2015 peace tour involves 11 different groups who have the same goal, uniting communities
and coming up with solutions to violent crime. tonight at 6:00, the groups march through southwest philadelphia starting at the corner of 58th street and greenway avenue. citizens rallied in trenton last night, calling for justice in the case of a 14-year-old boy ]rwm the attorney general's office is leading the investigation. on august 7thç, a state troope and mercer county sheriff's officer responded to a report of shots fired in trenton. according to investigators, the teen ran from officers. witnesses say he reached for his waistband and the officers opened fire. police say they found a handgun on the street but the boy's family says it was not his. >> only reason it's not getting national attention is because he didn't die. it was a 14-year-old kid shot seven times by a cop. >> that teenager, hearns, was released from the hospital on friday but faces extensive
rehabilitation. happening today, a survivor of the mass shooting at virginia tech university is sharing her story. at washington township high school in gloucester county. it's part of that school's annual safety and security conference. christina anderson was shot three times when a gunman opened fire on virginia tech's campus in 2007. 32 people died. anderson will take the stage just after 11:00 this morning. the event there is free and open to the public. 4:07. school leaders in delaware county will call on state legislators to pass a budget before the school year starts. they're set to hold a news conference this morning in lansdowne to send that message. they want lawmakers to approve a budget that includes $400 million in education funding. meantime, pennsylvania social service agencies are asking lawmakers to stop the budget stalemate and provide stop gap aid. the president of the united way of pennsylvania says a number of agencies that provide food, shelter and other help to the
needy are already having to cut services because of the budget standoff. many of them are expected to scale back services or borrow money this month. from our delaware bureau, delaware is dealing with a a new report says bus companies are having trouble finding qualified drivers as the new school year aetch pros. one contractor said the hiring process can be tough because of the job requirements. the state requires a commercial driver's license, background and drug testing, a physical exam and hours of learning and training. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> teamy start this morning.ñiño the flags are blowing. a southerly breeze. once again, the humidity is coming into play today. it's going to be a steamy start and a steamy afternoon as the temperatures will climb from the low 70s where we are right now into the low 90s this afternoon. yesterday's high was 94 degrees. 92 will be the high today.
plenty steamy. and then thereçóñr are cooler weather ahead. i have your weekend forecast when i come back in ten minutes. >> we look forward to that cooldown. thank you, bill. 4:09. let's see if there's anything popping up on your early morning drive. >> we can always rely on good old construction, right? typically in pennsylvania it lifts around 5:00 a.m., in new jersey 6:00 a.m. new jersey roads are looking good as are delaware roads. we'll take a closer look at those in about ten minutes. in pennsylvania we are seeing some construction on 76 both east and westbound around belmont avenue. that's between city avenue. look out for that. not causing delays, just will cause you to tap your brakes lightly. drive times on 76, this is a volume packed area as we get closer to the 6:00 and 7:00 hour. right now, westbound on 76 between the vine street expressway and the blue route will only take you about 12 minutes. 13 in the opposite direction. chris? from the airport to the ben
a shrine where 20 people were killed during a deadly bombing yesterday. that attack happened at a busy intersection, surrounded by five-star hotels and upscale shopping malls. police say it's too early to say who is behind the bombings. in china, rescue and recovery crews are still working at the scene of last week's massive kblaft that killed more than 100 people. authorities confirm there were several hundred tons of toxic sodium cyanide on the industrial side at the time of the explosions. right now, 70 people are still missing including 64 firefighters and 6 police officers. the irs data breach is worse than originally thought. the agency first told us in may about thieves hacking its website. the irs says the number of victims tops 334,000. that's three times the number they first reported. the agency said the hackers already knew the victim's soçcl security numbers, dates of birth and addresses. it said the thieves used that data to break through the irs website and get even more information about their victims.
nbc 10 is helping you prepare for the pope's visit to philadelphia next month. the city on monday opened its new business resource center. a hot line that helps business owners get information about how the pope's visit may impact their operations and their bottom line. one business has already decided to close its doors. the philadelphia zoo tells us it will shut down saturday and sunday during the pope's visit but it will be open on friday, the day before the pope comes to town. we wanted to take a closer look at exactly what the pope will see during his trip to philadelphia. nbc 10's vai sikahema gives us that tour. >> reporter: saint charles borromeo seminary is the beautiful property on the main line where pope francis will stay when in philadelphia. it is gated. you can expect round the clock security during the time the pope is here. >> in terms of all the popes, i think he's particularly focused on a lot 6 very important issues. i'm excited personally that he's
going to be here. >> reporter: from his quarters, the pope will commute like the rest of us, except, well, he's not like the rest of us. he's not only a religious leader, he's also a head of state. his motorcade will have a police escort, his own security detail and members of the secret service. the pope's itinerary includes historic cal sites at independence mall. he'll visit prisoners and staff at a correctional facility and the ben franklin parkway where he'll celebrate mass at the art museum. his first stop upon arrival in philadelphia is the cathedral basilica of saints peter & paul. for security reasons, the specific route is not released. if you're flying out of philadelphia international, it might be wise not only to leave early but have a couple alter
mat rou nate routes. >> it's important for the people of the use. >> yes, it is, especially here in philadelphia. >> others not so much. >> i think we have other things to worry about than the pope. sorry, pope. >> reporter: in center city, vai sikahema, nbc 10. >> and cuban leaders are also getting ready to welcome the poem. president raul castro met with havana's archbishop to discuss the upcoming papal visit. francis is expected to celebrate mass and meet with castro during that visit. francis will be the third pope to visit cuba in the last 17 years. a man nbc 10 met in the pope's homeland issic maing the trip to philadelphia for the papal visit. he's hoping to meet face to face with the pontiff himself. nbc 10 was the first local news operation to put reporters on the ground in argentina. patri patrice lentz take jim rosenfeld into one of the poorest
neighborhoods there. he'll travel to philadelphia for the pope's visit with a group of orphans from honduras. he's hoping they can meet the pope in person. he said he can't wait to hear the pope's message during his first visit to the u.s. >> he's coming to speak about simplicity, to speak about poverty, to speak about çlove. in the middle of a country which is so powerful. >> and prosperous. >> and prosperous in many ways. >> yes. you can see more from our visit to the pope's homeland tomorrow night. nbc 10 had a firsthand look at pope francis's life in argentina before he was pope francis, how it shaped his papacy. join us for "the people's pope" tomorrow at 7:00 only on nbc 10.
just in time for that historic visit in philadelphia, a new class of seminarians will arrive on campus to start what should be a memorable academic year to say the least. pope francis will visit the saint charles borromeo seminary and will actually be spending the night there overnight that weekend. 4:18 now. happening today, the developers of a new casino hotel in south philadelphia will unveil their master plan to the city planning commission. the live hotel and casino will be built on the side of the holiday inn. the project costs $400 million. it will feature 2,000 slot machines and 125 gaming tables. the hotel will also have 220 rooms, 6 restaurants and a rooftop music venue. live is expected to employ more than 1,200 workers and generate another 3,000 construction jobs. also today, the planning commission in the city will consider a new apartment building in old city. this is what an artist says it will look like. proposed apartments at 4th and arch streets.
the building would have more than 200 units in both surface and underground parking. 19 minutes after 4:00. now time for another check of of the roads on your tuesday morning. hopefully a smooth drive. nbc 10's katy zachry is standing by with that. >> thanks, chris. it is a smooth drive for drivers on 959 north and southbound around girard avenue. any of those long-term construction zones not tieing things up right now. it's a good time to get on 95 if you need to make that commute this morning. moving into new jersey, this is a live look at route 73 at 295. it's in mt. laurel. no accidents to report on any of our majors in new jersey and things along 295 are looking good as well. moving south to the jersey shore, route 9 at route 109 in lower township, cape may, things are looking really good there. very quiet intersection. i don't think many people are up if they're down at the shore. chris, back to you. now your nbc 10 first alert
weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 4:20. it's a steamy start this morning. another really warm start, too. the temperatures have dropped down into the 70s overnight and we do have clear skies. saw some isolated showers yesterday. that's less likely today but there are showers on the horizon as we head back into the 90s this afternoon. live view of boathouse row. boathouse row, no sign of clouds overhead. it's a warm, muggy start this morning. right now at philadelphia international, 7 degree4 degree. look at that humidity, 82%. sunshine, a warm afternoon. cape may reached 90 yesterday on the beach. upper 80s. back into the 80s today. look at where we're starting with be too, warmer for most areas in the 70s. kennett square, washington township, both in the 60s right now. 74 in 90-day. a little bit cooler but not by much north and west. doylestown at 70 degrees, shenandoah at the 1,875-foot
level is at 70 degrees this morning. plenty warm there. in delaware and south jersey, a warm, muggy start. the humidity is even higher for cape may and dover with temperatures in the 70s at this hour. we will see sunshine today. we will warm into the 90s forç philadelphia. but not everybody will get there. not everybody is seeing the fog we started with yesterday, light fog in the allentown area. the temperatures are still falling right now with high humidity. we may see pockets of fog but most areas will be fog-free. and likely shower-free. an isolated shower right now in northern chester county. that's moving into berks county. most of the area will stay dry until we get to tomorrow where there's a better chance of showers and thunderstorms. later in the week we'll be watching the stormny misyou see to the west, those showers and thunderstorms will be moving in later on thursday and into friday with potentially some heavy rainfall. but not today. today, hot and humid and back
into the 90s. seven-day forecast in the next half hour. he was a fan favorite during his time in philadelphia. now former flier danny briere is hanging up the skates. he spent six years with the orange and black and says, quote, it's been a great ride in an area that i still call home. he played in colorado last season but briere says he will spend his retirement in south jersey raising his three boys. he helped lead the flyer to the stanley cup finals fi s three y ago. you can see his retirement at 11:00 a.m. on comcast sports net. wait until you hear how much cash this weekend's bash on the beach brought in. if you've ever wondered what happens behind the scenes here on nbc 10 news today, wonder no more. talk to us on the news set during our three-hour morning show. just follow us on periscope.
4:25 and 73 degrees on this tuesday morning. from our delaware bureau, bartenders and club workers are invited to brush up on safety today. the annual night life partnership conference in newark offers training on spotting fake i.d.s, how to handle rowdy drinkers and the law. police state agencies and a local brewery co-sponsored this free event at the university of
delaware. in the lehigh valley, more than 1 million people came out to music this year, making it a huge success. the annual festival in bethlehem wrapped up sunday night. several performers wowed the crowd including duran duran, zz top, jerry seinfeld and snoop dogg. similar success down the shore. atlantic city's weekend beach concert featuring maroon 5, nick jonas and matt mcandrew from the "the voice" generated millions. more than 50,000 people attended that concert. someone in new jersey is holding a powerball ticket worth $1 million. how about that? the ticket for saturday's drawing was sold at a lukoil station in pennington, mercer county.
have you been to mercer county recently? should you be freaking out and checking those numbers? yes, you should. 3, 13, 17, 42, 52, powerball 24. got that? if you got it, call us. 4:27 now. that morning, congressman chaka fattah will go to court for the first time facing all of those federal corruption charges. we'll have a live report from the federal courthouse, just ahead, you'll hear from he's asking his colleagues in congress to do now. plus, a man dead, a woman hurt, following a shooting in the olney section of philadelphia and an unusual message was left at this crime scene. police say that could be a clue in solving the crime.
nbc 10 news starts now. headed to court. this morning we're following the criminal case against congressman chaka fattah and the two requests the congressman made just hours before his first court appearance. plus, an unusual message found at the scene of a deadly shooting. we'll tell you what police believe it has to do with the crime. and another day in the 90s. it's going to be hot and humid again today. you can count on the nbc 10 first alert weather team to help you prepare for the steamy weather ahead. it's already 73 degrees at 4:30 on the nose. good morning. this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. it's one of those mornings you can feel the humidity as soon as you step out the door. it feels like august. meteorologist bill henley is standing by with his first alert forecast. i guess this will be day four of this heat wave, right?