<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Breaking News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/breaking http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usThu, 26 May 2016 03:07:55 -0400Thu, 26 May 2016 03:07:55 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Deadly Gunfire Erupts in Shuttered Supermarket Parking Lot]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 09:42:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/PAthmark+Parking+Lot+Shooting.JPG

A man died after being found suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of an abandoned Philadelphia supermarket.

Philadelphia Police rushed to the former Pathmark site at Wayne and Chelten avenues in the city’s Germantown Avenue just before 2:20 a.m. Wednesday.

“They found a 25-year-old male, he was in a parking lot, he was unconscious, suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest and two graze wounds to the head,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

Police rushed the man to Einstein Medical Center where the man died a short time later.

Witnesses on the scene told police the man had been in an argument with a group of men just before gunfire erupted, said police. Investigators found eight shell casings, from two separate weapons and about 50 feet apart, at the scene.

Police took in two men from the scene, which was in the parking lot of a former Pathmark, for questioning and believe at least one could be the shooter. They also focused on a sedan parked in a neighboring Burger King parking lot.

The unidentified 25-year-old gunshot victim also had a gun on him, said police.

Investigators looked at surveillance video from the area, said Small. One of the videos possibly captured the shooting.



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<![CDATA[Fire Breaks Out at Large Montco High School]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 00:49:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/North+Penn+High+School+Fire+Trucks.jpg

A fire caused students to be dismissed early from a massive Montgomery County high school Tuesday and left some wishing they had their keys.

Flames broke out at North Penn High School on Valley Forge Road around 11:45 a.m., said Montgomery County dispatchers. Preliminary information had the fire burning in a maintenance room.

Images shot by students showed people calmly leaving the building and waiting outside on some fields as firefighters entered the school.

No word yet on what caused the fire. No injuries were reported.

The North Penn School District announced early Tuesday afternoon that students would "eventually be dismissed." The district released dismissal guidelines on its Facebook page around 12:45 p.m. as they began sending students home:

"Buses will transport students home for those who need rides. Parents who have made arrangements to pick up their students can get them from Calvary Baptist parking lot, on the left side, closest to Rite Aid. Students drivers who have their keys will be able to drive home"

The problem for some students was not having their keys with them when they were evacuated.

"No students will be allowed back into the school to retrieve keys or other belongings," wrote the district.

The fire was under control in under an hour, said school officials. Officials later announced school would open on time Wednesday. They also told students to report to their 6th period F Day classes at 7:21 a.m. to be reunited with their belongings.

North Penn is known as one of the largest high schools in the area with more than 3,000 students in grades 10 to 12, said U.S. News & World Report.



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<![CDATA[Equipment Derails, Forces PATCO to Cancel Trains]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 10:00:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/PATCO+Knuckleboom+Derailment.JPG

PATCO riders should be prepared to take some more time to get where they are going Monday morning as the public transit system operated on an emergency schedule as crews work to remove a derailed piece of construction equipment.

A knuckleboom loader used for lifting railroad ties derailed around 1 a.m. Monday near the Woodcrest Station in South Jersey, said PATCO.

Two workers were treated at an area hospital and released, said PATCO. No passengers were involved.

As crews continued to clear the derailment, PATCO operated two fewer trains between 7:03 and 8:03 a.m. and warned commuters that trains would depart at adjusted times.

A short time later, PATCO warned commuters to expect trains to depart five to 10 minutes late. And, the emergency schedule remained in effect past 9:30 a.m.

PATCO promised to keep riders updated on its website.



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<![CDATA[SEPTA Regional Rail Delays as Train Strikes, Kills Person]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 14:16:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/SEPTA+Train+Death+Fern+Rock+Regional+Rail.JPG

A SEPTA train struck and killed a person on the tracks at the Fern Rock Transportation Center shortly before noon Friday, the transit agency said.

SEPTA initially suspended trains on the Lansdale/Doylestown, Warminster and West Trenton Regional Rail lines north of Fern Rock, but service restarted about 2:15 p.m.

Riders could still expect residual delays, SEPTA said.

Police did not initially identify the person killed.



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<![CDATA[Jogger Fights Off Sex Attack in NJ Park]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 04:58:09 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/210*120/Berlin+Park.JPG

A jogger fought off her attacker in a South Jersey park Thursday morning.

NBC10 has learned that a woman was jogging through the woods in Berlin Park along S Park Drive in Berlin around 9 a.m. when someone attacked her from behind and attempted to sexually assault her.

"He came out of the wooded area, out of the bushes, grabbed at her," said Berlin Borough Police Sgt. Mike Miller.

The 30-year-old woman managed to get away from the attacker and lock herself in her car in the parking area until she was able to find someone to call police and wait for help to arrive, said Camden County Prosecutors. Police said the woman lost her phone in the scuffle, was shaken up, but was expected to be fine.

Camden County and Berlin Borough investigators -- including a military vehicle -- scoured the park looking for clues throughout the day Thursday.

Investigators said the only description they had for the suspect was that he was a male. They also found a tent and knife in the woods but it was unclear if those items are related.

Anyone with information should contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Det. Matt Barber at (856) 225-5166 or Berlin Borough Police Det. Sgt. Mike Scheer at (856) 767-4700. Tips can also be emailed to prosecutors at ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org.

Despite the attack, the 6th-annual Sue Cardomone Scholarship Run to Fight Cancer went on as planned in the park Tuesday night, drawing hundreds of particpants.



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<![CDATA[Mom Guilty of Murdering 5-Year-Old]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 18:51:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/lodzinski-0316.jpg

A woman whose son's body was found after she said he disappeared at a New Jersey carnival 25 years ago has been found guilty of killing the 5-year-old. 

Michelle Lodzinski, formerly of Perth Amboy, was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday morning in the death of Timothy Wiltsey, who Lodzinski said went missing while they were at a carnival in Sayreville on May 25, 1991.

She later changed her story and said that Timothy had been kidnapped.

Timothy's body was found in a marshy, remote part of an industrial park in Edison nearly a year later, on April, 23, 1992. 

Gasps were heard in the packed courtroom as the verdict was read. It followed several weeks of testimony.

Lodzinski did not speak, but her brother Michael Lodzinski told reporters later, "She was crying and shaking. I feel for her, I do. I love her. I'm sorry it had to happen this way." 

But he added, "I think what was right was done, and Timothy did get justice."

"He's a great little boy and this should never happened to him," he said. 

Michelle Lodzinski was quickly handcuffed and led away after the vedict. She faces sentencing in August,  although her lawyer is expected to appeal. 

First-degree murder is punishable by 30 years to life in prison in New Jersey.

Lodzinski was arrested in 2014 in Florida, where she was living, and had denied any role in her son's disappearance or killing. 

The mother's arrest came after a cold-case review helped launch a new investigation.

The Middlesex County prosecutor at the time of Tomothy’s disappearance said following Lodzinski's 2014 arrest that he wasn’t surprised and detectives had never stopped working the case.

"We didn't have sufficient evidence at the time to pull the trigger," Alan Rockoff previously told The Associated Press. "There was no direct smoking gun here."

Michael Lodzinski said he'd asked his sister several times over the years what happened to his nephew, "and I got nothing from her." 

"We're devastated by this, right from the beginning it was a no-win situation for the family," he said. 

When Michelle Lodzinski was led out of court, he shouted to her, "I love you, sis, very, very much." 



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<![CDATA[Firefighters Free Man From House Collapse]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 12:29:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Salford+Street+Worker+Rescue.jpg

Firefighters worked for nearly an hour to rescue a man trapped in the basement of a home that partially collapsed Tuesday morning.

Contractors have been doing demolition work on the two-story home at 108 N Salford Street -- near 60th and Arch Streets -- in West Philadelphia and around 10:20 a.m. a man became trapped by falling debris after the first-floor collapsed, said Philadelphia Fire Department Battalion Chief Michael Senski.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later, you could see about one dozen firefighters working on a front window into the basement for nearly an hour, removing debris and appearing to look inside. Shortly after 11:20 a.m., firefighters got the man out, stabilized his body and loaded him into a waiting ambulance.

Senski said firefighters used air bags to lift debris and get to the man who was initially believed to be a contractor but later was found to have been in the home illegally.

No word yet on the man's exact condition but Senski said he was "alert and conscious" as he went to Penn Presbyterian Hospital.

There were multiple workers in the home at the time, said firefighters. Senski said no one else was hurt.

"The firemen did an excellent job," said Senski.

The home has been in poor shape for years – dubbed a vacant property by Philadelphia Licenses and Inspections as far back as 2008 and shown as vacant on Google Street View in October 2014 – and just last month was brought up to code as repairs were made to a deteriorating wall, according to L&I records.

L&I would investigate the collapse, said Senski.



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<![CDATA[Big Rig Blaze Blocks South Jersey Interchange]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 10:46:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Route+42+I-295+Big+Rig+Fire.JPG

A tractor-trailer caught fire Tuesday morning causing traffic trouble at a major South Jersey interchange.

The big rig cab went up in flames along the Interstate 295 southbound ramp to the 42 Freeway in Bellmawr, Camden County around 8:50 a.m.

No injuries were reported, said Camden County dispatchers.

The fire left the cab destroyed and also damaged the trailer, which has "Hyundai" on it bold print. No word yet on when the scene will be cleared.



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<![CDATA[Suspicious Death in New Jersey Home]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 12:24:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/possible+homicide.PNG

Police responded to a Trenton, New Jersey home to investigate what they called a suspicious death.

Trenton Police went to the home along S. Clinton Avenue near Hudson Street in the Mercer County city.

Trenton Police ruled it a suspicious death and did not announce any immediate arrests or reveal any other details.



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<![CDATA[Transformer Blows, Knocks Out Power to Thousands in NJ]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 08:54:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Pemberton+Browns+Mill+Power+Outage.JPG

A transformer blew early Wednesday knocking out power to thousands of customers in Burlington County, New Jersey and delayed the school day for some students.

The transformer break caused wires to come down along the Pemberton Browns Mill Road in Browns Mill around 4:40 a.m., said county dispatchers.

At the height of the outage around 2,600 customers lost power, said Jersey Central Power & Light. By 6:30 about half those customers had power restored.

The Pemberton Township Schools District website wasn't working at one point Wednesday morning but a Twitter feed connected to the district claimed that due to detours, bus pickups and school drop-offs would be delayed.

On his Twitter feed, superintendent Tony Trongone thanked the office of emergency management for opening all roads as of 7:40 a.m. and allowing schools to operate normally.

Crews hoped to get the lights back on for everyone within several hours, said the power company.



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<![CDATA[Teen Facing Homicide Charge in Del. HS Death Out on Bail]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 19:11:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Amy-Joyner-Francis-New-Lead.jpg

A teenage girl facing a homicide charge in connection with a fight that ended in the death of her 16-year-old classmate in their Delaware high school last month was released to her parents on bail.

The teen, whose identity NBC10 is withholding because she is charged as a juvenile, was released on $13,000 unsecured bail -- $10,000 for a criminally negligent homicide count and $3,000 for a conspiracy count -- to her parents' home, according to court documents obtained by NBC10 on Tuesday.

She was ordered to have no contact with social media or her co-defendants in the case, according to court records, and is scheduled to appear for a case-review hearing May 31.

She is among three girls charged in connection with the fight inside a bathroom at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington on April 21. Amy Joyner-Francis, 16, died as a result of the fight, officials have said. The other two girls involved face only conspiracy charges.

The Delaware Department of Justice announced the charges Monday after a lengthy inquiry into the fight.

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After the fight, Joyner-Francis complained about head and chest pain. A school resource officer called 9-1-1, and Joyner-Francis lost consciousness before medics arrived. Medics gave the teen CPR as she was flown to a nearby children's hospital, where she later died.

An autopsy determined the teen died from cardiac arrest due to a heart defect with a contributing factor of "physical and emotional stress due to the fight." The Medical Examiner did not detect any internal injuries or significant blunt-force injuries.

"In layman’s terms, the Medical Examiner determined that Amy died from a cardiac incident that she was vulnerable to because of a pre-existing heart condition, but the cardiac incident would not have occurred if she had not been assaulted," a spokesperson for the Delaware Department of Justice wrote.

Joyner-Francis had a large atrial septal defect, a congenital heart condition, that made her more susceptible to cardiac arrest, according to the autopsy.

Investigators also determined that of the three girls who planned the attack on Joyner-Francis, only one of them, a 16-year-old girl, actually hit her.

Based on their investigation, the Delaware Department of Justice charged the 16-year-old girl accused of hitting Joyner-Francis with criminally negligent homicide. The other two girls are charged with criminal conspiracy.

All three girls are being charged as juveniles, though the state Department of Justice is seeking to have the 16-year-old girl tried as an adult.

Prior to the charges, the three students were suspended for the incident.

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Joyner-Francis' death left the Howard High school community reeling. Students held vigils and mourned their friend's death, while parents flooded school officials with calls about student safety. The school held two nights of meetings to allay parents' fears.

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After the charges were announced Monday, city councilwoman Sherry Dorsey Walker spoke on behalf of Joyner-Francis' family.

"At the end of the day, there is still a life that's lost," she said. "That life belongs to that family. So right now they're heartbroken."

Walker urged Wilmington residents to have conversations about ending bullying in the wake of Joyner-Francis' death.

"I'm just asking that people in the community really start coming together and rallying behind the situation," she said. "We as a community need to recognize and realize what are we doing in the community to make a difference in the lives of our young people."

Walker held a press conference Wednesday afternoon on social media bullying at the Bethel AME Church on N. Walnut Street in Wilmington.



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<![CDATA[Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Jet Skier in River]]> Sun, 08 May 2016 19:27:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Missing-Jet-Skier1.jpg

The Coast Guard late Saturday suspended the search for a jet skier who went missing in the Delaware River in Trenton.

It was unclear if the search would resume Sunday morning.

Officials said 26-year-old Jesus Diaz Melendez of Trenton and his friend ran aground on their jet ski near the Trenton boat ramp on Canal Boulevard and were both ejected. The crew of the vessel A.J. Meerwald found the second jet skier in the water.  The crew contacted the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay who launched a 29-foot response boat crew as well as a helicopter crew. The boat crew rescued the second jet skier who confirmed his friend Melendez was missing.

The Coast Guard, Trenton Fire Department and New Jersey State Police Department are all searching for Melendez. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center at 215-271-4940.

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<![CDATA[Police Respond to Delco High School]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 11:18:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Marple+Newtown+High+School+SV.JPG

Police went to a Delaware County high school Friday morning.

Newtown Township Police didn’t immediately reveal what led to them responding to Marple-Newtown High School on Media Line Road around 9:30 a.m.

Parents said they received a phone blast alerting them to something suspicious at the school.

The school didn’t immediately have a statement about the incident.



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<![CDATA[Hit-&-Run Claims Crash Victim After Route 55 Wreck]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 14:48:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/187*120/Route+55+Deptford.JPG

A woman died following a crash along a busy South Jersey roadway Friday morning when she was struck by a passing vehicle.

Crews blocked Route 55 southbound near Route 42 in Deptford Township, N.J. due to the deadly crash around 5:40 a.m., state police said.

A Kia Opirus went off the roadway and slammed into a tree, troopers said.

The driver then got out of her crashed car and was struck and killed by a passing motorist that didn't stop, said police.

Police investigated what led to the deadly incident and cleared the scene around 8:45 a.m.

No word yet on a description of the hit-and-run driver's car.



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<![CDATA[Postal Service Big Rig Jackknifes, Blocks I-95]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 11:42:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/207*120/I95+Crash+Postal+Service+Truck.JPG

A jackknifed tractor-trailer slowed Friday morning traffic to a near standstill for hours along Interstate 95.

The big rig, with United States Postal Service emblems on the side, crashed in the northbound lanes just before the Academy Road Exit in Northeast Philadelphia around 5:45 a.m. causing a fuel spill.

Only the left shoulder could get past the scene northbound as average speeds lowered into the single-digits and travel times from the Vine Street Expressway (I-676) to Woodhaven Road (Route 63) ballooned to more than 100 minutes at one point -- it's normally a 13-minute drive.

No word yet on possible injuries.

NBC10 First Alert Traffic reporter Jessica Boyington said drivers could use Frankford Avenue as an alternate route but should expect delays.

Crews cleared the crash and lanes began moving again around 9:30 a.m. but some residual delays remained.



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<![CDATA[NJ Transit Train T-Bones Station Wagon, 4 Hurt]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 22:08:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Palmyra+RiverLine+NJ+Transit+Crash.JPG

A New Jersey Transit train slammed into a station wagon Thursday morning leaving two people trapped in the car and service suspended along the RiverLine.

Crews worked to free people from the Mercedes wagon after it was struck by a light-rail train near the Riverton Station along Main Street near Broad and Harrison streets around 10:15 a.m., said Burlington County dispatchers.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later, you could see crews working on the SUV, which appeared to be T-boned. Two people were freed from the vehicle and taken to Cooper University Medical Center for treatment, said dispatchers.

Two of the 35 passengers on the train suffered injuries, said NJ Transit spokeswoman Lisa Torbic. The injured passengers were taken to Lourdes Medical Center for treatment.

NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith said the injuries don't appear to be life-threatening, reported NBC10's Lauren Mayk.

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Crews took the roof of the station wagon during the rescue.

The wreck left RiverLine service suspended between Palmyra and Cinnaminson for more than two hours. Passengers could take buses to get around the closure.

Crews inspected the tracks and reopened the line -- with 15-minute residual delays -- around 12:45 p.m.



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<![CDATA[Crews Contain Bucks Co. Chemical Spill]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 13:05:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/207*120/Tulleytown+Spill.JPG

Authorities in a Bucks County township told residents to temporarily shelter in place after a chemical spill at a municipal site.

Crews rushed to the Lower Bucks County Joint Municipal Authority water treatment plant along Main Street in Tulleytown, Pennsylvania around 8:30 a.m. to address a chemical spill, said Tulleytown Borough Police Department Chief Daniel Doyle.

Crews arrived to find a tank of ferric chloride leaking, said police.

"As a PRECAUTIONARY action only we are asking residents & businesses in the area of Main Street to keep windows and doors closed," the borough police posted to Facebook.

Around 11 a.m., police posted to Facebook that the situation was contained and air quality tests determined the air to be safe. The spill also had no adverse effect on the water supply, said police.

Ferric chloride is a colorless to light brown solution with a faint hydrochloric odor, says the National Institutes of Health's Open Chemistry Database. "Highly corrosive to most metals and probably corrosive to tissue. Noncombustible. Used in sewage treatment and water purification."



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<![CDATA[Sick Passenger Causes Philly-Bound Flight to Make U-Turn]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 11:18:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/201*120/Manchester+England+Flight+Aware+Philly+Munich+Flight.JPG

An international flight bound for Philadelphia suddenly turned around before leaving Europe Wednesday morning so that an ill passenger could get medical treatment.

American Airlines Flight 717 took off from Munich, Germany shortly after noon (6 a.m. EST) bound for Philadelphia but it never made its way over the Atlantic Ocean as it made a sudden U-turn over the United Kingdom before landing in Manchester, England about 2 and half hours later.

Crews would do routine safety checks of the Airbus A330-200 before allowing it continue the trip toward America.

It is scheduled to take off from Manchester shortly after 3 p.m. local time and then arrive in Philadelphia, said American Airline spokesman Justin Franco.

The plane wound up actually taking off again around 3:30 p.m. and was expected to land in Philly around 6:20 p.m. EST.

American Airlines didn't reveal the nature of the medical emergency.



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<![CDATA[ID of Driver Shot Dead by Police]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 22:28:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/187*120/Bullet+Riddled+Minivan.JPG

The driver of a minivan shot to death by a Philadelphia police officer early Wednesday morning was identified as Richard Ferretti from a northeast Pennsylvania town.

Ferretti, 52, of Andreas, which is about 15 miles north of Allentown, allegedly failed to listen to plainclothes officers as they stood in front of his minivan and yelled at him to stop as he drove on Overbrook Avenue near Lancaster Avenue.

"Police received several calls" from college students concerned about the man "casing the area," said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross. "Police arrived and they saw the male doing just exactly what the callers indicated," said Ross. "They attempted to stop the male, initially he tries to flee."

Homicide detectives investigated the shooting. It was one of two police-involved shootings late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. Another man, allegedly armed with a gun, was shot in Southwest Philadelphia two hours earlier.

The incident that left Ferretti shot occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Crews rushed him to Penn Presbyterian Hospital but he was dead on arrival.

Plainclothes officers cut off the driver around the corner and told him to stop, said Ross.

"Apparently (the driver) attempts to flee from them, trapping one of the officers between the car and some other area where (the officer) didn't feel he could escape and he discharged his weapon," said Ross. "That male was struck, one time I think, and he was subsequently pronounced dead."

"I heard a screeching sound and I heard a loud boom," said witness Gregory McCowin. "So I got up and I heard 'freeze, stop!'"

"It's way too early" to determine if the shooting was justified, said Ross. An internal affairs investigation would determine the exact circumstances leading to the incident.

The incident played out on police radio. "All cars standby... shots fired," said police band traffic around the time of the shooting.

"Do we have an offender hit?" asks one voice.

"It's all under control," can be heard a short time later as officers are told to resume with regular police work.

Investigators focused on the crashed minivan with its airbag deployed. Ross said officers didn't find a weapon in the vehicle.

About 90 minutes earlier, officers on patrol heard gunshots then found a man shooting into the air from the back porch of a home along Grays Avenue near Lindbergh Boulevard in Southwest Philadelphia and asked him to drop the weapon, said Philadelphia Police.

"Police are in the area in this case and they hear gunshots," said Ross.

"They approach the male, tell the male to drop the weapon, and that male aims and fires one shot at police, misses," said Philadelphia Police Lt. Ray Evers. "And then one of the officers fires two times back and shoots the man in the leg"

The man, later identified as 50-year-old Desmond Abernathy, then made his way inside the house where police arrested him and took him to Presbyterian Hospital in stable condition, investigators said. They also took another man who was inside the home, later identified as 47-year-old Curt Joseph, in for questioning.

Police say they recovered a weapon and ballistic evidence at the scene.

Abernathy is charged with attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault, violation of the uniform firearms act and related offenses. Joseph is charged with hindering apprehension, violation of the uniform firearms act, tampering with evidence, obstructing justice and other related offenses.



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<![CDATA[Police Search Lehigh Univ. Dorm]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 13:19:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Lehigh-AP_99053002278.jpg

Lehigh University Police told students to avoid Palmer Hall as police investigated a possible device in the dormitory for more than an hour Monday.

The university police worked with Bethlehem firefighters to do "full search" of the dorm in the Centennial II Complex around noon Monday, said the campus' Twitter feed. [[377822891, C]]

Police told students to avoid the entire Lower Centennial area until giving the all clear after 1 p.m., said students.

No word yet on what, if anything, police found while searching the building.



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<![CDATA[Traffic Lights Malfunction, Back Up Bridge Traffic]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:05:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/208*120/Vine+Street+Traffic+Lights.JPG

Malfunctioning traffic lights left motorists fending for themselves as they came off the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia Friday morning.

The lights at 8th and Vine, which regulate traffic onto Vine Street or the Vine Street Expressway (Interstate 676), began malfunctioning before 7 a.m. [[377561341, C]]

More than 90 minutes later, motorists coming off the bridge battled it out to get past the malfunction.

The traffic light issued continued through the morning rush before being resolved later in the morning.

The Walt Whitman Bridge could be a better option for drivers crossing from New Jersey into Philadelphia.



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<![CDATA[School Bus Crashes, 1 Hurt]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:27:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Torresdale+Hartel+Street+School+Bus+Crash.JPG

A school bus and car collided in the Holmesburg section of Northeast Philadelphia Thursday morning leaving one person hurt.

Firefighters didn’t immediately reveal if the person was in the bus or car when they two crashed at Torresdale and Hartel avenues around 7:45 a.m.

No word yet on what caused the crash. It also wasn’t clear where the Total Transportation Corp. bus was headed.



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<![CDATA[Dog Bites Boy Waiting for School Bus]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:37:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Dog+Bite+Dog+Capture.JPG

Neighbors used a chair and shovel to scare off a dog after it bit a child in North Philadelphia Thursday morning.

The dog bit a 9-year-old boy waiting with his sister for the bus along Diamond Street in the city’s Strawberry Mansion section around 6:30 a.m., said Philadelphia Police.

"I was asleep in the bed and I just heard my daughter screaming," said the boy's mother who asked not to be named. "I came to the window and I see that there is a dog chasing them."

A neighbor spotted the attack and used a chair and another person hit the animal with a shovel to scare off the dog, which fled to a nearby porch, a witness told NBC10.

Medics took the boy to Hahnemann Hospital to be treated for a wound to his lower back. Police said they expected the boy to be OK.

It wasn’t clear where the dog came from. Philadelphia Animal Control officers came to the scene to wrangle up the animal.



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<![CDATA[Big Rig Spills Load Onto NJ Turnpike]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:19:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/207*120/New+Jersey+Turnpike+Cement+Truck+Crash.JPG

A big rig spilled its load, including slabs of concrete, onto the New Jersey Turnpike causing traffic troubles Wednesday morning.

The wreck closed all but one lane of the northbound Turnpike near Interchange 3 (New Jersey Route 168 - Deptford Township) in Camden County just before 8 a.m.

Traffic backed up for two miles, according to the turnpike, as crews worked for hours to clear debris from the roadway.

Photos from the scene showed what appeared to be slabs of concrete spilled off the open tractor-trailer.

No injuries were reported.



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<![CDATA[Bizarre Hit-&-Run, Carjacking Leaves Officers Hurt]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:00:23 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/15th+Street+Hit+and+Run+Carjacking.JPG

A witness wound up becoming the victim of a carjacking overnight along one of Philadelphia’s busiest roads during a bizarre series of events that left two Philadelphia police officers hurt.

The plainclothes officers suffered injuries after a driver slammed his black sedan into their unmarked Ford Ranger pickup truck along Broad Street at Brown Street in the Fairmount section of North Philadelphia around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, said police.

A witness -- who said he was frightened -- jumped out of his SUV without putting the vehicle in park. That’s when two men from the black sedan jumped into his white Ford and sped off southbound on Broad Street before turning off and going the wrong direction north on 15th Street, said police.

The Ford SUV then slammed into a gray Nissan Altima carrying three people at the intersection of 15th and Parrish streets. After that wreck the two carjackers ran into The Playhouse nightclub at 822 N Broad Street where they took off some clothing so they could elude police, said investigators.

The men then fled in an unknown direction.

The two plainclothes officers were taken to Hahnemann Hospital for observation -- one with a head injury and the other with shoulder and hip injuries -- and were expected to be OK, said police. No one in the second struck vehicle reported being injured.

Besides searching for the hit-and-run suspects, police also tried to pry information from the carjacking victim as they searched for more clues in what they called a bizarre incident.

"It really doesn't make any sense to exit a 2015 vehicle at quarter after 2 in the morning if you're afraid," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. "If you're afraid you lock your doors and you drive away. For some reason this 33-year-old male he can't give us a clear reason why he jumped out of his car, left it running, left it in drive and therefore it was subsequently stolen."

Expect traffic delays in the area as police continue to investigate the crashes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police.



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<![CDATA[Gunfire Outside Philly Jewelry Store]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:30:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/191*120/Old+York+Road+Shooting+2.JPG

Gunfire rang out midday Monday in front of a North Philadelphia jewelry store leaving a man shot five times.

Philadelphia Police rushed the shooting victim from the scene near Mine Jewelry and Perfume along Old York Road just south of Conlyn Street in the Ogontz section of the city shortly before noon, said police.

Doctors at nearby Einstein Hospital treated the 29-year-old victim in critical condition with wounds to his neck, chest, stomach and buttocks. It wasn't immediately clear if nearby the jewelry store had anything to do with the incident and police said the victim wouldn't cooperate with investigators.

SWAT officers responded to a standoff on nearby Conlyn Street at Broad Street after the shooting. After about an hour, police took three men from the home and identified one of the men as the suspected shooter.

Investigators didn’t believe the shooting had anything to do with a pair of deadly shootings Sunday in the Cedarbrook section of the city that left two men dead – including one that had just spoken with a political candidate – that appeared to be gang-related.



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<![CDATA[Volunteers Find Human Remains in Cooper River ]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:28:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Cooper-River3.jpg

An investigation is underway after human remains were found in the Cooper River in Pennsauken, New Jersey Saturday.

Over 100 volunteers with United by Blue were participating in a spring cleanup event along the Cooper River on the 2900 block of Admiral Wilson Boulevard. Officials say one volunteer reached down into the mud near the water and picked up what he believed was a bottle. It was actually a human skull however, according to officials. They also discovered several bones inside the water.

Police and detectives were called to the scene and investigators are currently working on identifying the victim.

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<![CDATA[No Bail for Suspected Philly Police Shooter]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:02:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/scott+griffin+18+abril+TLMD.jpg

A Philadelphia judge arraigned a suspected gunman with a lengthy rap sheet early Wednesday morning on attempted murder charges in the shooting of Officer James McCullough.

Suspect Scott Griffin was held without bail after being arraigned on attempted murder, robbery, assault and related charges, said court records.

Officer James McCullough, 24, of the 18th District, was shot in the left leg while trying to chase down Griffin after a carjacking attempt along Market Street Sunday night, said Philadelphia Police.

Griffin, 23, was taken into custody just before 1 p.m. Monday by undercover narcotics officers on North Alden Street, off Girard Avenue between 57th and 58th streets, police said. NBC10 learned Griffin was released from jail on another gun charge just last week.

Officers recovered a gun when Griffin was arrested and they planned to run ballistic testing to find out whether it was the weapon used in the officer shooting, officials said.

Griffin has 14 prior arrests, according to police and court records. Two are active drug cases and a gun charge. The gun charge was dismissed last week when two witnesses failed to appear for a preliminary hearing and Griffin was released from custody, said Josh Scarpello, his defense attorney in that case.

The case originated from a March 17 arrest, according to the court records.

It was dismissed last Wednesday and Griffin was released, Scarpello said. Griffin was arrested while allegedly possessing a gun inside a stolen vehicle, he said.

Four days later, Griffin, along with an accomplice, allegedly went on a crime spree in West Philadelphia — robbing one man at gunpoint and carjacking a woman.

The carjacking victim flagged down Officer McCullough along Market Street near Salford, police said.

McCullough went over to the woman's car and got into a physical confrontation with Griffin, Capt. James Clark said. Griffin broke free ran northbound on Salford Street as McCullough gave chase. During that pursuit, Clark said Griffin turned and opened fire. McCullough was hit once in the left thigh. The officer then pulled out his own weapon and fired three shots, Clark said.

As McCullough chased Griffin, the second suspect, 20-year-old Samir Coyett, ran onto SEPTA's Market-Frankford El platform and tried to catch a train but was apprehended after running back down to street level, according to police.

The bullet wound left McCullough bleeding profusely causing the officer to apply a tourniquet to his own thigh, said investigators. His partner rushed him to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where he was treated and then released Monday.

"He looked good," said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. "He's very strong, had a strong handshake and a strong conversation."

Before the carjacking, Griffin and Coyett robbed a man at gunpoint in the same area, Clark said. Coyett actually ran past the robbery victim while fleeing the scene, according to Clark.

Coyett has been arrested three times, Clark said. Police are working with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office on charges.

The shooting occurred about three blocks away from where fellow 18th District Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett was shot during an ambush attack back on Jan. 7. Ross didn't draw comparisons between the shootings, however.

"I don't feel like police officers in this city are being targeted," said Ross. "This is a case clearly where this does not start with the police officers, this starts with two guys trying to commit a crime, that was unrelated with police. So this is not about an officer being targeted."



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<![CDATA[Wreck on Busy Road Near Gratz College]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:05:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/203*120/Old+York+Road+Map.JPG

A crash along a busy Montgomery County corridor left multiple people injured Tuesday morning.

The crash caused traffic trouble along Old York Road (Route 611) near Ashbourne Road – near Gratz College – in Elkins Park around 9:20 a.m., said county dispatchers.

It didn't take long to clear the scene.

No word yet on the extent of injuries.

NBC10 is headed to the scene.



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<![CDATA[Firefighter Hurt Battling Blaze at Abandoned Chicken Factory]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:23:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Grove+Street+Bridgeton+Chicken+Factory+Fire.JPG

Flames tore through a former chicken factory in South Jersey overnight leaving a firefighter hurt in a fire being investigated as suspicious.

The fire broke out in an abandoned warehouse along Grove Street near Henry Street in Bridgeton, New Jersey around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and quickly grew to three alarms, said Cumberland County dispatchers.

A firefighter was treated and released for minor injuries, said Bridgeton firefighters.

It took firefighters more than three and a half hours to get the blaze at the former “Five Star” processing plant under control, said authorities.

Bridgeton firefighters treated the fire as suspicious as they searched for a cause.



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<![CDATA[School Bus, Car Collide in Delaware]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:44:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/First+Student+Yellow+School+Bus+New+Castle.JPG

A school bus carrying children and a car crashed along a New Castle County roadway Monday morning leaving an elderly man trapped in his car.

The wreck caused traffic troubles along S Old Baltimore Pike at Albe Drive in New Castle shortly before 7 a.m.

No one on board the First Student yellow bus suffered injuries, said New Castle County Paramedics. The 86-year-old driver of the car, however, was trapped inside his rolled over car, said medics.

Medics took the elderly man to Christiana Hospital's trauma center for treatment for head, chest and lower body injuries. He was listed in stable condition, said medics.

No word yet on where the bus was headed.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, crews could be seen loading a car onto a tow truck as the school bus moved from the roadway.



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<![CDATA[3 Shot Along Philly Street]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 06:20:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/205*120/Sydenham+Street+Sign.JPG

A driver rushed three gunshot victims to the hospital after a shooting in West Oak Lane overnight.

Gunfire rang out around 1 a.m. Monday along N Sydenham Street near 68th Avenue, said Philadelphia Police.

After the shooting, three people arrived at nearby Einstein Medical Center via private car, said police.

No word yet on the gunshot victims' conditions nor did police immediately reveal a motive for the shooting.

The triple shooting followed a violent Sunday where at least 11 people were shot in Philadelphia including police Officer James McCullough. Three of the victims from the earlier shootings died.



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<![CDATA[Philly Officer Who Survived Shooting Leaves Hospital ]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:15:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Officer-and-Suspects.jpg

A Philadelphia Police officer who was shot while thwarting a robbery Sunday night was released from the hospital Monday. SkyForce10 was over the scene as Officer James McCullough, 24, of the 18th District, left Presbyterian Hospital shortly before 7 p.m.

The two-year veteran was released the same day a suspect with a lengthy rap sheet was arrested in connection to his shooting.

Scott Griffin, 23, was taken into custody just before 1 p.m. Monday by undercover narcotics officers on North Alden Street, off Girard Avenue between 57th and 58th streets, police said. NBC10 learned Griffin was released from jail on another gun charge just last week.

Griffin is accused of shooting Officer McCullough just before 9 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Officers recovered a gun when Griffin was arrested and they plan to run ballistic testing to find out whether it was the weapon used in the officer shooting, officials said.

Griffin has 14 prior arrests, according to police and court records. Two are active drug cases and a gun charge.

The gun charge was dismissed last week when two witnesses failed to appear for a preliminary hearing and Griffin was released from custody, said Josh Scarpello, his defense attorney in that case.

The case originated from a March 17 arrest, according to the court records.

It was dismissed last Wednesday and Griffin was released, Scarpello said. Griffin was arrested while allegedly possessing a gun inside a stolen vehicle, he said.

Four days later, Griffin, along with an accomplice, allegedly went on a crime spree in West Philadelphia — robbing one man at gunpoint and carjacking a woman.

The carjacking victim flagged down Officer McCullough along Market Street near Salford, police said.

McCullough went over to the woman's car and got into a physical confrontation with Griffin, Capt. James Clark said. Griffin broke free ran northbound on Salford Street as McCullough gave chase. During that pursuit, Clark said Griffin turned and opened fire. McCullough was hit once in the left thigh. The officer then pulled out his own weapon and fired three shots, Clark said.

As McCullough chased Griffin, the second suspect, 20-year-old Samir Coyett, ran onto SEPTA's Market-Frankford El platform and tried to catch a train but was apprehended after running back down to street level, according to police.

The bullet wound left McCullough bleeding profusely causing the officer to apply a tourniquet to his own thigh, said investigators. His partner rushed him to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where he was treated and then released Monday.

"He looked good," said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. "He's very strong, had a strong handshake and a strong conversation."

McCullough is engaged to be married and is also the father of a 2-year-old daughter. He also plays rugby, according to the Northeast Philadelphia Rugby Club, which wished McCullough a speedy recovery.

Police found a knife and hat belonging to the suspect, police said.

Before the carjacking, Griffin and Coyett robbed a man at gunpoint in the same area, Clark said. Coyett actually ran past the robbery victim while fleeing the scene, according to Clark.

Coyett has been arrested three times, Clark said. Police are working with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office on charges.

The shooting occurred about three blocks away from where fellow 18th District Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett was shot during an ambush attack back on Jan. 7. Ross didn't draw comparisons between the shootings, however.

"I don't feel like police officers in this city are being targeted," said Ross. "This is a case clearly where this does not start with the police officers, this starts with two guys trying to commit a crime, that was unrelated with police. So this is not about an officer being targeted."



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<![CDATA[NJ Police Recruits Try to Save Driver's Life in Bad Wreck]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 21:21:09 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Manchester+Township+deadly+crash.jpg

A crash, including police recruits who tried to help, left a man dead and a New Jersey roadway closed for hours Friday.

The wreck along westbound Route 70 near Sam Pitts Road in Manchester Township, Ocean County — near the township public works department — just after 7 a.m. involved four cars, said Manchester Township Police.

A driver rear-ended a police car filled with Ocean County police recruits sitting on the shoulder waiting to enter a police firing range, setting off the chain reaction crash, police said.

The driver, identified as 21-year-old Hilario Guillen, of Browns Mills, was thrown from his car.

The recruits jumped into action following the incident running to Guillen who was lifeless on the ground.

"I was just there to help and my first reaction was there to help him and that was my main goal," said Robert Bleichner, one of the recruits.

Bleichner and fellow recruit Vincent Zenna switched off doing chest compressions until medics arrived.

Despite their efforts, Guillen did not survive, police said.

"It is something that you have to be prepared to see. I feel like I am fairly prepared to be exposed to that," Zenna said.

None of the other motorists suffered injuries.



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<![CDATA[Crews Spend Hours Cleaning Up After Car Slams Into Utility Pole]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:32:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Horsham+Crash+Blair+Mill+Road.JPG

A driver struck a utility pole causing traffic troubles along a Montgomery County road for hours  Friday morning.

The closure crept into the morning rush after a the driver's car slammed into a pole along Blair Mill Road between Welsh and Witmer roads around 2 a.m., said county dispatchers.

The wreck left one person hospitalized with undisclosed injuries, said dispatchers.

Utility trucks could be seen using a crane around 6:30 a.m. as the roadway remained partially closed with only one lane squeezing by in each direction.

After hours of repairs, the roadway reopened sometime before 10 a.m.



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<![CDATA[Eagles Unveil 2016 Schedule ]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 23:42:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NEW_Eagles_NBC10_1200x675.jpg

Mark your calendars Eagles fans. The schedule for the upcoming 2016-2017 season is here.

The Eagles made the announcement on their official website Thursday night.

The team will be featured in four nationally televised games, appearing in two Monday night games, one Sunday night game and one Thursday night game. The birds will end the season with two consecutive home games. 

The 2016 season will begin September 11th at home against the Cleveland Browns. This is the seventh time the Birds have played the Browns on opening day. 

The Birds appear in their first Monday night game in week two against the Chicago Bears, then head back home for a match-up against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, September 25th.

The Eagles Bye week is week four. 

The Eagles end the season at home against the New York giants in week 16 on December 22nd, then week 17, New Years' Day against the Dallas Cowboys.

Check out the full schedule below:


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<![CDATA[Girl Stabs Girl in Philly School Hallway: Police]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:36:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Jay+Cooke+School+stabbing.jpg

A teenager was stabbed with scissors during a fight between girls at a Philadelphia school Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Officers and medics were called to Jay Cooke Junior High School along West Loudon Street in Logan around 8:45 a.m after a girl was stabbed in her right shoulder and arm during a fight in a third-floor hallway, according to Philadelphia police.

Medics found the 14-year-old girl in a second-floor nurse's office at the K-8 school, said Philadelphia firefighters. Medics took the girl to nearby Einstein Medical Center where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

There has been no word on what led to the stabbing, but Philadelphia School District spokesman Fernando Gallard said the girls know each other.

"There has been a history between these two students before," said Gallard.

Police took a 14-year-old into custody and recovered the scissors used in the attack, said investigators. NBC10 cameras captured the girl being taken out of the school in handcuffs.

Concerned parents rushed to the school to check on their children after hearing about the fight that put the school on a temporary lockdown. The district also notified parents.



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<![CDATA[SWAT Team Finds Man Shot to Death in Home]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:08:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Egdewood+SWAT+shooting.JPG

Philadelphia Police found one man dead and another barricaded inside an abandoned West Philadelphia home Wednesday morning.

Officers responded to a home along N Edgewood Street near Vine Street around 4 a.m. for reports of a gunfire.

When officers arrived they saw a man inside who wouldn’t let them in, said police. After about 90 minutes, SWAT officers broke into the house and found a 25-year-old man bleeding from his nose behind the front door, said police. He died a short time later at the hospital.

SWAT officers found a 23-year-old on the second floor of the home, said police.

"When they got to the second floor they found a 23-year-old male hiding in one of the rear rooms and SWAT officers took this individual into custody," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

No word yet on what led to the deadly shooting.



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<![CDATA[SEPTA Train Strikes, Kills UPenn Student]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 04:18:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/SEPTA+Subway+Tracks+Market+Frankford+40th.JPG

Friends and family mourned a University of Pennsylvania student struck and killed by a SEPTA train Monday morning.

An eastbound Market-Frankford Line subway struck Ao "Olivia" Kong at the 40th Street Station along Market Street in West Philadelphia around 7 a.m.

Kong, 21, did not appear to be pushed nor did it appear she fell onto the tracks, said SEPTA. Police told NBC10 they believe she jumped onto the tracks. The train came to a screeching halt after she was struck.

"The conductor told everyone to move to the front of the train... we heard someone say 'I couldn't stop fast enough,'" said passenger Anthony Davis.

Davis said he also overheard workers saying there was a body under the train. Kong died at the scene from her injuries.

Kong grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Central High School before attending the University of Pennsylvania. She learned finance in the Wharton School's Cohort Peso. She was also a member of the Phi Gamma Nu business fraternity and the Alpha Phi Omega co-ed service fraternity. She was set to graduate in 2017.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Olivia's family and friends," wrote Wharton's Vice Dean Lori Rosenkopf. "A gathering of sharing and support will take place today at 5 p.m. in Huntsman Hall Room 250." 

Students are encouraged to call Penn's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 215-898-7021, Wharton Undergraduate Division Advising at 215-898-7608, the University Chaplain's Office at 215-898-8456 or the Student Health Service at 215-746-3535.

SEPTA service was delayed for nearly three hours after the incident but later resumed to normal operations.


SUICIDE PREVENTION HELP: The National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



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<![CDATA[Crews Work to Rescue Person From Bucks Co. Crash]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:21:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/219*120/Street+Road+Crash+Southampton.JPG

Emergency crews worked to free a person from a three=vehicle wreck that left a busy Bucks County road closed midday Tuesday.

As SkyForce10 hovered over Street Road near Lakeside Drive in Southampton, Pennsylvania around noon Tuesday you could see crews trying to get someone out of a sedan that came to rest up on the sidewalk and against a sport utility vehicle.

Crews had already transported one person from the scene to St. Mary’s Medical Center with undisclosed injuries, said Lower Southampton Police. It wasn't clear in total how many people were hurt.

The crash and large emergency response had the roadway closed.

No word yet on a cause.



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<![CDATA[School Bus Veers Off Into New Jersey Woods]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:17:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Vineland+School+Bus+Crash1.JPG

A school bus crashed into the woods along a South Jersey road Tuesday morning leaving some adults not seriously hurt.

The driver lost control of the yellow bus sending it into the woods near E Garden Road and N East Avenue in Vineland, New Jersey around 8:50 a.m.

Police didn’t immediately reveal details but as SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time after the wreck you could see the bus in between some trees with a smashed while car on the roadway nearby.

A dispatcher for Millville-based Sheppard Bus Company said there only appeared to be minor injuries to those on board the bus, which was headed to Elwyn Training School with adults on board. The driver told dispatchers she is OK.

The passengers would be checked out a local hospital as is routine, said the bus company.



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<![CDATA[Hundreds Flee Fiery NJ Airport]]> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 10:42:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/newark+airport+fire.jpg

Hundreds of people were cleared out of a terminal at Newark Liberty Airport after a fire that erupted there earlier Monday morning reignited, officials said.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed Monday that a fire broke out just after 1 a.m. in a boiler room ceiling in Terminal B.

There were about 200 people in Terminal B when it was evacuated, authorities said. The blaze caused smoke to pour from the top of the building.

The fire was put out and the terminal reopened, but a short time later the fire rekindled and forced a second evacuation, officials said.

It was unclear if any flights were delayed because of the fire. 

Although the second blaze was brought under control sometime before 4:30 a.m., heavy smoke remained in the building and travelers could not return until it was cleared out, officials said.

The terminal was being ventilated Monday morning as smoke continued to dissipate overhead. 

People began re-entering the terminal around 5:15 a.m. 

No injuries were reported in the fires.



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<![CDATA[Philly Art Museum Evacuates Patrons, Reason Unclear]]> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 06:55:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Philly+art+Museum+Evacuation+4-3-16.jpg

Visitors to the Philadelphia Museum of art evacuated the building after an alarm went off Sunday afternoon causing the building to be cleared for about 20 minutes.

NBC10’s own Lauren Mayk was at the museum when security guards asked everyone to leave the building around 12:15 p.m.

People left the iconic museum on the end of the Ben Franklin Parkway calmly and orderly.

People could be seen gathering on the steps outside until security asked them to move further away. After about 20 minutes, folks were told to line back up and allowed back in the museum.

No word yet on what caused the alarm.

The first Sunday of the month is typically very busy at the Art Museum as visitors pay what they wish to get a look at the impressive collection.
 



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<![CDATA[Philly Police Car Struck in Suspected DUI Crash]]> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:19:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/218*120/Police+Car+Crash+Vine+Street+Philly.JPG

A crash near Philadelphia’s Vine Street Expressway Friday morning left a police car damaged and a driver suspected of driving under the influence.

The wreck along eastbound Vine Street near Broad Street around 4:10 a.m. left the Philadelphia Police cruiser with front-end damage and the back of the suspect's car -- including a rear wheel -- damaged.

Doctors at nearby Hahnemann Hospital treated the officer for some sprains, said Philly police. The other driver, suspected of being drunk, wasn't hurt.

The Vine Street Expressway (I-676) could be used as an alternate route.



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