<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Breaking News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/breaking http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:41:35 -0500 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:41:35 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[3 Hurt After Bricks Crash Through Lululemon Store]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:33:44 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Lululemon-Wall-Collapse.jpg

Three women were hurt after bricks crashed through the roof of a popular Center City store.

Bricks from a building on 1529 Walnut St. fell and crashed through the roof of Lululemon Athletica store on 1527 Walnut St. Tuesday around 3:25 p.m., according to Emergency Services Director Scott Mulderig.

Three 27-year-old women inside the Lululemon were hurt during the accident. They were taken to Hahnemann Hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. They were later released.

Howard Edelman, the father of Allison Friedman, one of the victims, told NBC10 his daughter was shopping inside the store with two friends at the time of the accident.

"The toughest part is that it's your kid," he said while fighting back tears. "No matter how old. She said all of a sudden they heard rumbling and the next thing you know, she was at the bottom, buried." 

Friedman, a newlywed and local teacher is recovering at home. While she's in pain, her father is happy she made it out alive.

"it could've been a lot worse," he said. "We're very, very lucky. She will be fine." 

Robert Mongeluzzi, a construction accident attorney who represented victims in the Market Street building collapse, was also at the scene of Tuesday's accident.

"It appears that the wall at the building at the corner of Walnut collapsed down on top of the Lululemon store," he said. "You can see a crack emanating out of one of the corners. It snowed last night and into today. Obviously thawing and freezing is always an issue that you have to take a look at when masonry walls collapse."

Louis Bove, who has a law office in the building and witnessed the accident, told NBC10 he was stunned by what happened.

"I have never had any problem with this building," Bove said. "The landlord is great. Our space is wonderful."

The property owner for the building on 1529 has a permit to do work, according to records. City officials said neither the building on 1529 Walnut St., which is owned by Pearl Properties, or Lululemon have a history of property maintenance violations.

NBC10 reached out to the owner of 1529 but have not yet heard back from him. City officials told NBC10 the owner hired his own engineer and contractors to investigate. The investigation into the cause of the accident continues.



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<![CDATA[Snowplow Strikes Person in Conshy]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:21:33 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Generic+Snow+Plow.jpg

A snowplow struck a person in Montgomery County Monday morning.

Medics treated the person for minor injuries after the accident at Fayette and E Elm streets in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania around 6:20 a.m. Monday, said police.

The accident happened as crews spread out across the area to treat roadways ahead of a possible major snowstorm.

After a short time the scene was cleared.



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<![CDATA[Body of Missing Teacher Found in Schuylkill River]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:21:01 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/ChristopherTully.jpg

The body of a missing Pennsylvania teacher was found Sunday in the Schuylkill River, according to police and his family members.

A body was pulled from the Schuylkill around 1:20 p.m. The body was discovered in the water off Kelly Drive near the Falls Bridge in East Falls. Both police and family members later confirmed the body is that of 40-year-old Christopher Tully.

Tully, 40, had gone missing after jumping out of his parent's car along the City Avenue Bridge near East Falls on Jan. 6. He was last seen running south on City Avenue towards the Schuylkill Expressway.

Tully, an award-winning teacher at the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology and father of three, suffered from depression and was on his way to treatment when he ran away, said his loved ones.

"Even though he's 40, he's still my baby and I want him to come home," said his mother Mary Tully.

A GoFundMe page was set up to raise money for a reward for information leading to his whereabouts. The reward reached $10,000.

Investigators have not yet revealed how Tully died. They continue to investigate.

A spokesperson for the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology released a statement on Tully's death.

"Mr. Tully will be remembered as an exemplary teacher who spent 12 years on staff with us, having a positive impact on the lives of our students and all with whom he worked," the spokesperson wrote. "In 2014 he was named Outstanding Career and Technical Educational Teacher by the Pennsylvania Association for Career and Technical Education. We knew him as an outstanding teacher and person."

Counselors will be available for students and staff at Middle Bucks Institute throughout the week.

This story is developing. Stay with NBC10.com for updates.


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<![CDATA[Officer Shoots, Kills Armed Man After Threat: Police]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:34:32 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/198*120/Winslow+Township+Police+Car+Generic+Winslow.JPG

A South Jersey police officer shot and killed a man Sunday morning after that man allegedly threatened a woman while armed with a gun.

The officer responded to a domestic disturbance around 10:20 a.m. on the 300 block of New Brooklyn Road in Winslow Township, New Jersey after he received a report of a woman being held at gunpoint by a relative.

When the officer arrived at the home, a woman approached his vehicle and tried to get inside while screaming about a man armed with a gun.

The officer then spotted 59-year-old William Campbell approaching his vehicle while pointing his gun at him, investigators said. The officer then fired one shot from his own weapon, striking Campbell.

Campbell was pronounced dead at the scene and his weapon was recovered by police, according to investigators. The officer was not injured during the ordeal.

The officer, an 18-year veteran of the department, was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. His identity has not been released.

The Camden County Prosecutor's Office conducts an investigation whenever a municipal police officer uses deadly force, as required by the state Attorney General's Office guidelines.



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<![CDATA[Girl Dies When Sports Car, Minivan Collide]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:08:16 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/old+york+road+ax.PNG

A crash on a road dividing two local counties left a young girl dead and two people hurt.

The wreck between a black Ford Mustang with white racing stripes and a tan minivan left Cheltenham Avenue closed on the Philadelphia side of Cheltenham Avenue where the road goes under Old York Road in the Oak Lane section of the city around 8:15 a.m. Friday.

Crews from Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties responded to the scene.

Medics rushed an 11-year-old girl, who was riding in the Mustang, to Einstein Medical Center where she died a short time later, said Philadelphia Police. Medics also rushed the 35-year-old female driver of the Mustang to Einstein with undisclosed injuries.

Medics rushed the van's 40-year-old female driver to Einstein in stable condition with neck and back pain.

An initial investigation revealed the Mustang was headed westbound on Cheltenham Avenue when it struck a wall and stopped in the path of oncoming traffic. The van then slammed into the car in the eastbound (Philly side) of the road.

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<![CDATA[Gunman Robs Student Near Temple]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:35:29 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Temple+University+Flag+in+neighborhood+generic.jpg

A gunman robbed a Temple University student near campus Thursday morning.

The North Philadelphia University sent out an alert to students about the incident along the 1600 block of French Street, near Susquehanna Avenue, around 10:45 a.m. Thursday.

The student wasn’t injured, said the university.

The incident occurred about two blocks from campus and near Duckrey Tanner School.



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<![CDATA[SUV Crashes Into Woods Off Turnpike, 3 Die]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:00:42 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Deadly+New+Jersey+Turnpike+Crash+Cherry+Hill.JPG

Slippery conditions and driver error were to blame for a crash along the New Jersey Turnpike southbound Thursday morning that left a man and his cousins dead, investigators said.

The out-of-contol Grand Jeep Cherokee went off the roadway and struck a tree with such force that it killed Segundo Romero, 45, and two of his cousins on impact just a few miles south of Exit 4 (Route 73) in Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey around 7:20 a.m., said police.

"He [Romero] turned his steering wheel hard to the right to avoid the concrete barrier and when he did that, the slick roads just sort of took over," said New Jersey State Police Detective Ed Long.

State police warned motorists to expect delays in the area as they investigated the deadly wreck, which took about three hours.

Long warns drivers, especially during the winter, to slow down when there is any precipitation.

"Just because the speed limit is 65, with conditions like we had this morning, any overcompensation either way could send your car into a spin."



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<![CDATA[Salt Truck Overturns Along Highway]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:56:29 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/210*120/295+Salt+Truck+Crash.JPG

A salt truck overturned during a three-vehicle wreck with a big rig along a South Jersey highway Thursday morning.

The wreck left the salt truck flipped over along the side Interstate 295 southbound near Exit 18 (Route 678) in East Greenwich Township, New Jersey around 5:25 a.m., said New Jersey State Police.

The driver of the NJDot salt truck was taken to Cooper University Hospital with undisclosed injuries, said police.

The crash, which left a tractor-trailer jackknifed, blocked the right and center lanes leaving only one lane getting by the scene.

A large amount of emergency personnel responded to the scene as they searched for a cause. They also cleared salt that spilled onto the roadway before reopening the road.



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<![CDATA[Crash Leaves Wires on SUV]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:25:09 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/Monroe+Township+Crash.JPG

A utility pole fell onto a sport utility vehicle during a crash in South Jersey Wednesday morning.

The wreck around 5:45 a.m. left downed wires at the intersection of N Tuckahoe and Franklinville Williamstown roads in Monroe Township.

The crash possibly left the driver temporarily trapped, said Gloucester County dispatchers.

No word yet if the driver was hurt.

Expect delays in the area.



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<![CDATA[Officers Hurt in Crash While Rushing Gunshot Victim to Hospital]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:53:07 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/205*120/Lehigh+Avenue+Police+Car+Crash.JPG

Two police officers joined a gunshot victim they were rushing to the hospital in Temple University Hospital after a car crash with other vehicles at a Philadelphia intersection.

The incident began with a shooting on the 2400 block of Hollywood Street in North Philadelphia around 3 a.m. Wednesday, said Philadelphia Police.

Officers arrived to find a 24-year-old man suffering from at least three gunshot wounds in his leg.

"Police officer picked him up, put him in a police car and were transporting him to Temple Hospital with lights and sirens activated," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

As the police cruiser drove eastbound on Lehigh Avenue, a northbound Lexus struck the police car at the intersection with 25th Street, said Small. The impact then caused the police cruiser to slam into a Chevrolet Camaro going westbound on Lehigh Avenue.

Officers rushed the injured officers and the shooting victim to Temple University Hospital. Both police officers were treated and released — the driver with a concussion his passenger with bumps and bruises — while the gunshot victim was also listed in stable condition and didn’t appear to suffer any further injuries in the wreck, said Small.

Medics took the 29-year-old drivers of both other vehicles to Temple in stable condition.

The drivers of both civilian cars don’t have licenses, said Small.

"I don’t know what type of driving experience either of these drivers of the civilian vehicles had," said Small.

Police charged both men with driving without a license. Small said the crash remained under investigation Wednesday.



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<![CDATA[Mom Accused of Setting Baby on Fire, Killing Her]]> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 09:22:04 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Hyphernkemberly-Dorvilier-L.jpg

EDITOR'S NOTE: The details of this story are graphic and may be upsetting for some

A New Jersey mother is accused of burning her newborn baby to death.

Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22, of Pemberton Township, New Jersey, is charged with one count of murder after she allegedly doused her newborn daughter with an accelerant and then set the child on fire.

Pemberton Township Police officers were called to Simontown Road just before 11 p.m. Friday after a resident reported a fire in the roadway. When they arrived, they found the baby girl on fire and quickly doused the flames.

Davis Joseph said he saw Dorvilier set her baby girl on fire.

"She said it was poop," Joseph said. "She said her dog pooped in her car and she was burning the poop on the side of the road."

Joseph told NBC10 he realized moments later however that what was on fire was actually an infant with the umbilical cord still attached.

"My wife heard the baby scream," Joseph said. "And then I slammed the door shut. She tried to run for it. Then I put her to the ground. That's when we saw it was a baby." 

Dorvilier denied the child was hers, according to Joseph.

"It's disheartening, like a nightmare what I saw out there," Joseph said.

The baby was airlifted to Saint Christopher's Hospital in Philadelphia around 11:15 p.m. and was still alive and breathing. She died from her injuries two hours later however.

After investigators determined Dorvilier was responsible for her child's death, she was taken into custody at the scene of the crime. She was lodged in the Burlington County Corrections and Work Release Center in Pemberton Township on $500,000 bail.

"It's a tragedy," said Robert Cannon, a Pemberton resident. "I'm a parent, [to] a newborn too, actually. I can't imagine doing that to a newborn or an adult." 

Authorities say Dorvilier could have dropped the infant off at a police station or hospital anonymously as part of New Jersey's safe haven law.

"It's a crazy world," said Mount Holly Fire Company Lieutenant Nick Allen. "I wish she would have taken better action on it, dropped her off at a hospital or fire company, called the state or police department to take care of the baby." 

Strangers created a memorial for the unnamed baby girl with flowers and teddy bears.

An autopsy on the baby will be performed by the Burlington County Medical Examiner. The details on the girl's birth are under investigation.



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<![CDATA[Drug Dealer Tries to Run Down Officers: Police]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 23:26:15 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/203*120/Upper+Darby+Police+Shooting+Car.JPG

A suspected drug dealer tried to run down officers, police say — and one returned fire.

The incident played out along 69th Street near Walnut Street in Upper Darby around 5:30 p.m., said Delaware County dispatchers.

"As (police) approach the vehicle, he floors it and runs up on the sidewalk," said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. "Then he backs up and he tries to run over one of Upper Darby undercover officers — she fires one shot."

No officers were hurt during the drug arrest. The suspect was taken into custody, said Chitwood.

Investigators found a loaded semi-automatic pistol in the car along with heroin and crack cocaine, said Chitwood.

Police expect the suspect to face numerous charges.

While trying to flee, the suspect broke the window to a nearby store, said Chitwood. No one was hurt.



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<![CDATA[Child Dies, 7 Hurt When Train, Car Collide]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 00:24:13 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/233*120/Delran+NJ+Transit+Light+Rail+Crash.JPG

A 3-year-old child died and seven people suffered injuries when a New Jersey Transit train crashed into a car that was trying to beat the gate Friday afternoon, a source with knowledge of the investigation told NBC10.

The child was ejected and two men in the car were seriously injured in the wreck along S Chester Avenue near St. Mihiel Drive in Riverside that left River Line service suspended between Cinnaminson and Riverside.

The child later died as the investigation continued, said the source.

Five of the 75 passengers on the northbound train suffered non-life-threatening injuries, said Burlington County dispatchers

No word yet on when NJ Transit  will resume service.

Multiple witnesses told investigators that the railroad gate was either entirely down or almost down at the time of the crash, said the source.

The top speed for trains in that area is 50 mph.



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<![CDATA['Heartless Predator' Kills Woman at SEPTA Stop]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 00:23:27 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/176*120/KIM+JONES+Shooter.JPG

"This was a very well planned execution."

Days after a mother and newlywed was gunned down as she waited for a SEPTA bus, Philadelphia Police Capt. James Clark showed surveillance video in hopes of capturing Kim Jones' killer, who remained calm while pulling the trigger.

"Investigation reveals that Ms. Jones was standing at the bus stop waiting to go to work when an unknown offender walked up behind her and killed her," said Clark.

Round-the-clock police work turned up multiple video angles of Jones and her assailant in the moments before and after the attacker shot Jones in the back of the head, said Clark.

"The perpetrator was outside of the decedent's house for about an hour prior to the murder, in one of the breezeways — you can see the person's head keeping popping out, looking, waiting for her to come out," he said.

The first video shows Jones walking to the SEPTA bus northbound on 12th Street toward Jefferson Street Tuesday shortly after 9:15 a.m., said police.

A short time later, you see the suspect — dressed in all black and holding a duffel bag — walk toward Jones as she waited for the bus while listening to gospel music.

Police didn't show video of the actual shooting, but they did show the shooter calmly fleeing after putting the gun back in the duffel bag.

Medics pronounced the 56-year-old woman dead at the scene, about two blocks from Temple University's campus. Despite having jewelry, her cellphone and her purse on her, Jones wasn't robbed, said police.

Jones left behind two grown children. Family said she had married just two weeks ago.

"She was a good person — she's college-educated, the mother of two sons and a hard worker," said nephew Steve Jones.

Video captured the suspect, still covered head to toe in black, boarding SEPTA’s Broad Street Line Subway at the Cecil B Moore stop shortly after the shooting, said police. The suspect can be seen going five stops north, getting off at Hunting Park and walking out the Bristol Street exit.

"(The suspect) was dressed so that you could not make out if it was a male, a female or the ethnicity or anything about the individual," said Clark. " ... (The suspect) made a point of not looking up at the video cameras — almost knew where the cameras were going to be — going down the subway and on the subway and made a point to never look up."

Family members said Jones often walked about one block to the corner where she died to grab the Route 23 bus to Center City, where she had worked for Turning Points for Children for the past decade.

"We are devastated by the news of Kim’s death," said Turning Points Chief Executive Officer Mike Vogel.

Clark described the "heartless predator" as standing about 5-feet, 10 inches to 6 feet, 1-inch tall with a stocky build. The suspect wore dark clothing, including an aviator hat with flaps on the side and fur lining, and white-colored Beats headphones.

"Out hope is that someone if they saw this individual Tuesday morning will contact us and tell us who he is," said Clark.

Police believed someone who knew Jones' routine targeted her. Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police. A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

Jones will be laid to rest Tuesday with a viewing followed by funeral at the Church of the Advocate at 18th and Diamond streets starting at 8 a.m.



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<![CDATA[Water Main Break Closes High School]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:35:58 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tlmd_empty_classroom_0127.jpg

A water main break closed a Delaware high school Thursday.

The break along Foulk Road in New Castle County caused the Brandywine School District to close nearby Brandywine High School.

“BHS students and staff should not report,” read a message posted to the district’s website. “All other schools in BSD will open on time.”

The district warned for people to avoid Foulk Road between Silverside and Shipley Roads as crews worked to fix the break.



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<![CDATA[Homes Catch Fire in South Jersey]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:44:38 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/203*120/West+Deptford+Mobile+Home+Fire.JPG

Three mobile homes caught fire early Thursday in South Jersey.

The blaze broke out around 6:30 along the 1700 block of Crown Point Road — that’s just off Interstate 295 — in West Deptford, said Gloucester County dispatchers.

Medics rushed one man to Crozer Chester Medical Center with burns and smoke inhalation, said firefighters.

As Sky Force10 hovered overhead, smoke could be seen pouring from multiple trailers as firefighters tried to bring the fire under control.

The blaze, which county prosecutors said appeared to be accidentally caused by a space heater, left one home leveled and two others damaged.



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<![CDATA[Police Search Home of Murder Suspect's Parents]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:44:46 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Crosby-Parents-Home-New.jpg

Police searched the home of the parents of a man accused of killing his wife, whose body still has not been found.

Four police cruisers arrived at Kyle Crosby's parent's home in Sicklerville, New Jersey Wednesday night. The Prosecutor's Office told NBC10 they were investigating the home but did not go into further detail.

Police collected evidence while searching around the home as well as a wooded area behind the house. They also focused their search near a shed in the back of the property. Workers with the Child Protective Services (CPS) also removed a baby from the home. They finally left the house shortly after midnight.

On Tuesday, Crosby, 28, of Mt. Laurel, was charged in the death of 26-year-old Erica Crippen Crosby, his wife of about a year. Kyle and Erica Crosby's 2-month-old child was placed in the custody of Kyle's parents after Erica went missing. Officials took that child back into state custody late Wednesday.

Crosby, who went missing shortly after he was first questioned in Crippen Crosby's disappearance, was taken into custody Tuesday following a traffic stop and short foot chase in Bellmawr Monday night. He was driving his wife's missing red 2000 Ford Taurus before he took off, police said.

Kyle Crosby battled drug addiction and had gone on a drug binge in Camden with another woman after his wife went missing, her family told NBC10. Crosby and the woman sold some of Erica's clothing for drugs, they said.

Before Monday, Crosby's phone was disconnected and he hadn't shown up for work since he was first questioned, according to relatives.

The mother of two was last seen at a restaurant in Cherry Hill with her husband on Dec. 31. She posted a new photo on Facebook just before 11 that night and hasn't been heard from since.

Crosby alerted his wife's family of her disappearance the next day, they said.

"It's not like Erica to just walk out of the house and leave her kids," said the victim's cousin Sonay Ramos-Kellan.

Erica Crippen Crosby left the couple's apartment that night without her coat, keys or purse, according to her family who searched the home last week.

"The shower curtain is missing, the sheets from the bed are missing," said cousin Barbara Kellan.

The couple got married last summer after Kyle was released from jail, said Crippen Crosby's family. They have a 3-month-old daughter together. Erica has a 7-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

"If you all were arguing you could have come to me or walked away," said Janiya Crippen, Erica's sister. "Kyle, she loved you! She loved you so much! She really wanted you to do better! He was in a rehabilitation center last month, trying to get clean. She loved him. And she wanted him to be a better father to her kid."

Crosby was also charged with child endangerment last week following a wellness visit on Jan. 7 after his 7-year-old stepdaughter missed school. He filed a missing-person report for Erica that day.

"We care about Erica," said her best friend Amaris Torres. "We need her home. Dead or alive, we want her."

Crosby, who has a history of assault and drug charges, is being held in county jail on $1. 2 million bail. During a hearing Tuesday afternoon, Crosby told a judge he'll likely hire a private attorney and does not want a public defender.

Erica Crippen Crosby's body has not been located.

"I'm hoping that Kyle softens his heart and just tells us where she is," said Kellan. "This is a sad, sick situation." 

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<![CDATA[Car Strikes Sisters Who Missed School Bus]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:32:45 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/school+crossing_722_406.jpg

A speeding car struck two sisters after they got off a public transit bus in Berks County Wednesday morning, according to school officials.

The 11- and 12-year-old girls got off a BARTA bus near Riverside Elementary School on Centre Avenue in Reading around 11 a.m. when they were hit, said Reading Police.

The children's injuries weren't life-threatening, said Reading Police.

The girls took the BARTA bus because they had missed their regular school bus pickup, said police. They were attempting to cross the street when a speeding vehicle struck the girls.

One of the students attends Northwest Middle School and the other is a student at Riverside.

Police cited the driver of the car, Jared Gash of Reading, for disobeying traffic signals and driving too fast for conditions.



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<![CDATA[Car Crashes Into Building After Taxi Wreck]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:34:01 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Washington+Avenue+Taxi+Vs+Car+Crash.jpg

One person suffered injuries after a taxi and car collided, causing the car the slam into a South Philadelphia window and wall company.

The car struck Lon Wall Company Inc. after the wreck at Washington Avenue and S 3rd Street around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. The Get A Cab taxi remained in the intersection following the crash that also involved a parked car getting struck.

Medics rushed one person to Jefferson University Hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Expect some traffic delays in the area as crews work to clear the scene.



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<![CDATA[Gunman Kills Newlywed Near SEPTA Stop: Police]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:54:20 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/227*120/Kim+Jones+SEPTA+Bus+Stop+Shooting+Victim.JPG

Police and K-9s rushed to find the suspect who shot and killed a woman while she waited for the bus at a North Philadelphia street corner Tuesday morning.

The unidentified suspect shot Kim Jones as she waited for the a SEPTA bus at 12th and Jefferson streets shortly after 9:15 a.m., said police.

Medics pronounced the 56-year-old woman dead at the scene — her body on the sidewalk, which lies about two blocks from Temple University's campus. Despite having jewelry, her cellphone and purse on her, Jones wasn't robbed, said police who suspected she was targeted.

Jones left behind two grown children and married just two weeks ago.

"She was a good person, she's college educated, the mother of two sons and a hard worker.," said nephew Steve Jones.

Family members said Jones often walked about one block to the corner where she died to grab the Route 23 bus to Center City where she worked for Turning Points for Children for the past decade.

"We are devastated by the news of Kim’s death," said Turning Points Chief Executive Officer Mike Vogel. "Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this tragic time. Kim ran our Families and Schools Together program that works closely with school principals and counselors, mental health and substance abuse providers, and community leaders to provide parent education and family support services. She was an incredible person and wonderful colleague who inspired everyone she worked with."

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead shortly after, officers with K-9s could be seen rushing around area streets near Progress Plaza as they searched for the suspect. Temple sent out an alert to warn students about the shooting.

Surveillance video possibly captured part or all of the incident. A SEPTA bus — that stopped short of the stop — remained at the scene as Philadelphia and Temple police investigated throughout the morning.

Police believed someone who knew Jones' routine targeted her. Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police.



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<![CDATA[Husband Sold Missing Mom's Clothes for Drugs: Fam]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:20:43 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Mount+Laurel+Wife+Killing+Suspect+Kyle+Crosby.jpg

A New Jersey man charged in the death of his missing wife sold some of her clothes for drugs, according to the woman's family.

Murder charges against Kyle Crosby, 28, were filed Tuesday morning by Burlington County prosecutors. The Mt. Laurel man is charged with killing 26-year-old Erica Crippen Crosby, his wife of about a year.

Crosby, who went missing shortly after he was first questioned in Crippen Crosby's disappearance, was taken into custody following a traffic stop and short foot chase in Bellmawr Monday night. He was driving his wife's missing red 2000 Ford Taurus before he took off, police said.

Kyle Crosby battled drug addiction and had gone on a drug binge in Camden with another woman after his wife went missing, her family told NBC10. Crosby and the woman sold some of Erica's clothing for drugs, they said.

Prior to Monday, Crosby's phone was disconnected and he hadn't shown up for work since he was first questioned, according to relatives.

The mother of two was last seen at a restaurant in Cherry Hill with her husband on Dec. 31. She posted a new photo on Facebook just before 11 that night and hasn't been heard from since.

Crosby alerted his wife's family of her disappearance the next day, they said.

"It's not like Erica to just walk out of the house and leave her kids," said the victim's cousin Sonay Ramos-Kellan.

Erica Crippen Crosby left the couple's apartment that night without her coat, keys or purse, according to her family who searched the home last week.

"The shower curtain is missing, the sheets from the bed are missing," said cousin Barbara Kellan.

The couple got married last summer after Kyle was released from jail, said Crippen Crosby's family. They have a 3-month-old daughter together. Erica has a 7-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

"If you all were arguing you could have come to me or walked away," said Janiya Crippen, Erica's sister. "Kyle, she loved you! She loved you so much! She really wanted you to do better! He was in a rehabilitation center last month, trying to get clean. She loved him. And she wanted him to be a better father to her kid."

Crosby was also charged with with child endangerment last week following a wellness visit on Jan. 7 after his 7-year-old stepdaughter missed school. He filed a missing person report for Erica that day.

"We care about Erica," said her best friend Amaris Torres. "We need her home. Dead or alive, we want her."

Crosby, who has a history of assault and drug charges, is being held in county jail on $1. 2 million bail. During a hearing Tuesday afternoon, Crosby told a judge he'll likely hire a private attorney and does not want a public defender.

Erica Crippen Crosby's body has not been located.

"I'm hoping that Kyle softens his heart and just tells us where she is," said Kellan. "This is a sad, sick situation." 



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<![CDATA[AMBER ALERT Canceled, Missing Kids Found]]> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 23:56:18 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*180/Missing-Del-Mom.jpg

An AMBER ALERT has been canceled for two Delaware children who went missing along with their mother Friday night.

Keisha Hamilton, her 4-year-old daughter Colette Hamilton and her 4-month-old son Cortez Hamilton Jr. were last seen at their home on the 100 block of Cayhill Lane in the Twin Willows Development of Smyrna, Delaware around 10 p.m. Friday.

Officials issued an AMBER ALERT for the children Saturday.

Saturday around 9:30 p.m., the AMBER ALERT was canceled. Both children were found with their father safe and in good condition.

Delaware Police are still searching for Keisha Hamilton however and have issued a Gold Alert for her. They have been unable to find her and there is a real concern for her safety and welfare, according to investigators.

Neighbors of the woman told NBC10 police were often called to the family's home for domestic disputes.

"She texted her sister, 'if you don't hear from me call the cops please,'" said Tia Small, one of her neighbors. "She didn't show up for work so they called the cops." 

Hamilton is described as a 35-year-old black female standing 5-foot-6 and weighing 145 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information on her whereabouts, please call 911 or Delaware State Police.

Keisha Hamilton with Colette , Credit: Facebook.com

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<![CDATA[School Bus, Car Collide Along Pa. Road]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:40:59 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Exton+School+Bus+Crash.jpg

A school bus and car collided along a snowy Chester County road Tuesday morning.

Luckily no children were on board at the time of the crash at Ship Road and Michele Drive in Exton, Pennsylvania shortly before 9 a.m., said county dispatchers.

It wasn’t clear if either driver was hurt but the force of the wreck did leave the car on its side.

Police didn't reveal an immediate cause for the wreck, which occurred as snow fell in the area.



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<![CDATA[Gunman Fires Into Door of Toy Store: Police]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:37:19 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Port+Richmond+Toys+R+Us+Shooting.JPG

A gunman dressed in all black fired a shot at a Philadelphia Toys R Us store early Monday morning during an attempted burglary.

The man approached the toy store at Aramingo Avenue and E Ontario Street in the city’s Port Richmond neighborhood around 6:30 a.m. knocked on the door and displayed a gun, according to Philadelphia Police.

A woman working in the store wouldn’t let the man in so he fired into the glass door of the store, police said.

No one was hurt.

The shooting left visible damage to the glass door of the store. Police said the gunman fled the scene.

The store gave no comment when asked if it would open Monday morning.



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<![CDATA[Dump Truck Spills Concrete Onto I-95]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:33:03 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/233*120/Dump+Truck+Crash+I-95.JPG

A dump truck spilled a load of debris onto Interstate 95 Wednesday morning.

The crash slowed northbound traffic near Bridge Street in the Tacony section of Philadelphia around 9:30 a.m.

Traffic got by on the right shoulder but expect delays in the area.

The driver didn't suffer major injuries, according to dispatchers.

It wasn’t clear what caused the truck to flip.



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<![CDATA[Fire Burns at Barber Shop & Apartments]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:44:26 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Bangor+Apartment+Fire+Market+Street.JPG

Eastern Pennsylvania apartments and a barber shop went up in flames on New Year’s Eve.

Heavy some could be seen pouring from the fire in a three-story building along Market Street in Bangor, Northampton County Wednesday morning.

No injuries were reported and crews evacuated people from adjacent properties. Authorities claim the fire was under control by 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, more than two hours after the fire was originally reported.

The Galati Samuel Barber Shop is located on the ground floor of the building.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see thick smoke and flames coming from the three-story building.

No word yet on what caused the blaze that left at least 12 people displaced.



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<![CDATA[Police Cruiser Strikes, Kills Boy: Police]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:15:51 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Franklin-Township-Police-Cr.jpg

UPDATE: Prosecutors have identified the child and police officer as they look into questions about whether the officer was using his lights and siren.


A 10-year-old boy who was walking to a friend's home for a sleepover was struck and killed by a police cruiser Sunday night in Franklin Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey.

The child's family told NBC10 the boy was walking with two of his friends on Delsea Drive and Paul Street. The boy was crossing the street to attend a sleepover when he was suddenly struck by a Franklin Township Police cruiser passing by. Police told NBC10 the officer was responding to a call.

The boy later died from his injuries. The boy's two friends were not hurt and are currently being interviewed by detectives.

Family members and a witness claimed the police cruiser was traveling fast and did not have on any lights or a siren at the time of the accident. Investigators did not confirm nor deny that the use of the vehicle's lights and siren.

The police officer was taken to Kennedy Hospital though officials have not yet revealed whether he was injured.

"The matter is currently under investigation," said Gloucester County Chief of Detectives John Porter. "We offer our deepest condolences to the family of that child."
 



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<![CDATA[Body Found in Schuylkill Is Shane: Family]]> Sun, 04 Jan 2015 17:53:41 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Shane-Montgomery.jpg

UPDATE: Funeral arrangements for Shane


The fears of Shane Montgomery's parents became a reality Saturday afternoon when crews pulled the body of the missing West Chester University student from the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia's Manayunk neighborhood.

"Today we have done what we promised," Shane's mother, Karen Montgomery said as she choked back tears. "We found and brought Shane home."

Authorities have not yet confirmed the identity of the man found, however, Shane's family confirmed to NBC10 the body is the Roxborough native.

Shane's father, Kevin, stood alongside his wife in the frigid rain outside the Manayunk Brewery as she tearfully thanked all those who helped in the search efforts.

As the parents concluded their remarks, they asked for the public to respect their privacy at this time.

"We need time to mourn together as a family," said Karen, her voice cracking as she looked up from the paper in her hands for the first time. Her full statement has been posted to the Help Find Shane Montgomery Facebook page.

Shane's uncle Kevin Verbrugghe told NBC10 he texted his nephew "come home" Saturday morning.

Hours later, Shane's body was found. His parents stood a short distance from the river at the time.

Garden State Underwater Recovery Unit divers discovered the body in the water behind the Manayunk Brewery, located near Main Street and Shurs Lane in Manayunk, around 12:15 p.m., Philadelphia Police said.

"There was that moment that you kind of hoped it wasn't Shane," Verbrugghe said. "But at the same time he's in God's hands." 

The discovery occurred in the same portion of the Schuylkill River where divers concentrated their search for Shane in the five weeks since he was reported missing.

His body was found at the bottom of the Schuylkill, about 10-feet away from the bank of the river, according to a member of the dive team.

"God bless the divers," Verbrugghe said. "They will forever be part of our family. "

Police sources told NBC10 he was wearing the same clothes his family remembered him wearing the night of his disappearance.

Surveillance video captured Shane walking early Thanksgiving morning toward the Schuylkill River after leaving Kildare's Irish Pub around 1:45 a.m. 

Searches by ground, air and water ensued and gained nationwide attention. A reward for information leading to Montgomery's whereabouts climbed to $65,000, but as the days crept on, hope of finding him alive faded.

Federal agents operated on the theory that the Roman Catholic High School alum was in the Schuylkill River since early on in their search efforts. Three weeks after Shane went missing, a group of volunteer divers found Montgomery's keys in the river next to a parking lot.

Karen said late last month finding her son, even by pulling his body from the river, would bring closure to the family.

A group of Mummers honored Shane by wearing special ribbons during their annual New Year's Day parade in Philadelphia. The ribbons' color — green — is Shane's favorite and is also associated with missing children.

The Medical Examiner will officially identify the body Monday.

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<![CDATA[Hazmat Shuts Down Philly Street]]> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:07:34 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Clapier+Street+Hazmat.JPG

Philadelphia authorities closed a block and evacuated homes as they investigated a hazmat situation caused by a leaky truck in Germantown.

Firefighters said the incident at W Clapier and Wayne Avenue was caused by propane leaking from a truck.

Multiple fire trucks and more than one dozen firefighters could be seen responding. Firefighter put water onto a vehicle and the road.

Crews evacuated at least 10 homes in the area — only three people on the block were home — and blocked traffic for a short while but eventually let everyone back into their homes.

No one was hurt.



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<![CDATA[2 Hurt After Vehicle Slams Into Delaware Nursing Home]]> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 23:12:17 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Delaware-Car-Into-Nursing-H.jpg

An elderly man was injured after a vehicle crashed into a Delaware nursing home and pinned him against a wall.

The accident occurred at Cokesbury Village, a retirement community located on the 700 block of Loveville Road in Hockessin Wednesday around 3:25 p.m.

An 89-year-old resident of the nursing home was driving an SUV when he somehow lost control and slammed into a parked vehicle at the entrance of the building.

The impact caused the parked vehicle to slam through the glass doors and into the lobby, striking an 89-year-old man and 86-year-old woman who were inside.

The 89-year-old man was pinned against a wall inside the building. He was later removed by responding rescue crews.

The elderly man and woman were taken to Christiana Hospital where they are currently in stable condition.

The driver of the SUV was not seriously hurt, according to investigators.

Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash but said neither drugs nor alcohol played a role.


 



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<![CDATA[Bullet Leads to South Jersey Schools Lockdown]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:23:46 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/227*120/Clearview+Regional+High+School+Lockdown.JPG

Police put two South Jersey schools on lockdown Tuesday morning delaying an early dismissal for students before Christmas break after a custodian found a bullet outside the school.

The Mantua and Harrison Township Police Departments investigated as Clearview Middle School and Clearview High School in Mullica Hill, Gloucester County were put on lockdown shortly before planned noon dismissal, according to a message posted to the Clearview Regional School District website.

“Please note that all students and staff are safe,” read the message.

"A maintenance worker found one singular live .22 caliber round outside the (media center) entrance," said Harrison Township Police Lt. Ron Cundey. " ... it's possible it's been there for a while."

Cundey said that no threats were made against the school and the school was searched as a precautionary measure.

The district warned parents that dismissal would be delayed until after 1 p.m. They urged parents to not rush to campus to pick up their high schoolers but rather allow the students to go home on the bus or drive home as normal.



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<![CDATA[Police Standoff at NJ Doctor's Office]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:08:08 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/228*120/Salem+Hospital+Standoff.JPG

A large police presence responded to a South Jersey doctor’s office Monday morning for a barricade situation.

The standoff occurred after 9 a.m. an office along Bypass Road (Route 540), near Memorial Hospital, in Mannington Township, New Jersey.

The Salem County Prosecutor’s Office said a person was barricaded inside the office. At least one other person was in the office at the time, said New Jersey State Police.

It wasn't clear if the man was armed, said police.

The situation ended after about one hour with the man surrendering without further incident, said police.

No injuries were reported.

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<![CDATA[Beaten Abduction Victim Found Miles Away: Police]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:33:58 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Chew+Avenue+Police+abduction+Olney.JPG

Philadelphia Police found a badly beaten abduction victim believed to have been taken from a home miles away from where he was found.

It wasn’t clear what led to the abduction overnight.

Monday morning, officers could be seen responded an industrial property near the intersection of N 7th Street and W Chew Avenue. They said that the man was beaten at that location by a group of masked men.

The attack left the victim hospitalized.

The incident began with an abduction around 1 a.m. along the 2000 block of Cranston Road in the Wynnefield Heights section of the city — that’s more than six miles away, said police.

Police took at least one suspect into custody. Officers could also be seen guarding two cars that they said contained weapons parked at a Pathmark a short distance from whee the abduction began.

Investigators remained on the scenes Monday morning as Philadelphia detectives searched for clues.



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<![CDATA[Shane Montgomery's Keys Found in Schuylkill River]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:54:21 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/237*120/Shane+Montgomery+Missing+College+Student.JPG

UPDATE: Police crews continued their search on the Schuylkill River Monday.


More than three weeks after his disappearance, officials found the keys of missing college student Shane Montgomery.

The Garden State Underwater Recovery Unit, a volunteer diving recovery team, discovered the 21-year-old West Chester University student's personal keys in the Schuylkill River after searching for four and a half hours Sunday. No further evidence has been found however.

The Roxborough native was last seen early Thanksgiving morning as he left Kildare's Irish Pub along Main Street in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Manayunk.

Pings from his cellphone put him within a mile of the bar within an hour of his disappearance and surveillance video shows the West Chester University student walking toward the Manayunk Canal and Schuylkill River. Despite many searches on land, in the water and from the air, there have been no strong leads as to where Montgomery went.

Each day without Shane has been wearing on his family, said Kevin Verbrugghe, Shane's uncle.

"We’re not holding up well," Verbrugghe said.

Ongoing search efforts, including the use of sonar and underwriter cameras in a search of the Schuylkill River, have brought about few clues for Shane, who was last seen walking toward the Manayunk Canal.

"The prevailing theory is that he went into the river and where is he now? Tides change and there’s all kinds of debris under there," FBI Supervisory Special agent J.J. Klaver said Thursday.

Debris could have trapped the missing college student's body underwater, he explained.

A reward for information that leads investigators and the family to Montgomery still stands at $65,000. Friends and family continue to support the search efforts on their own as well.

Anyone with information is asked to call Philadelphia police at 215.686.TIPS.



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<![CDATA[Fire at Hair Braiding Salon, Apartments]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:27:38 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Olney+Hair+Braiding+Fire+Blaze+Smoke.JPG

A fire broke out Thursday afternoon in a building that houses apartments and a hair braiding salon leaving at least one person hurt.

The fire began shortly after 1 at 10th Street and Olney Avenue in the Olney section of North Philadelphia.

Philadelphia firefighters said one person was hurt in the blaze at the property that houses Princess African Hair Braiding. Firefighters said that they experienced heavy flames on the first floor.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see thick smoke pouring from the upper floors of the building as well

No word yet on what caused the blaze.



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<![CDATA[Water Gushes From Broken Main]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:14:54 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Water+Main+Break+Tacony+Hellerman+Cottage.jpg

A water main broke at a Northeast Philadelphia intersection sending water gushing onto the street.

The break happened shortly after 4 a.m. around Cottage and Hellerman streets in the Tacony section.

The full extent of the break wasn’t clear but a photo supplied by an NBC10 viewer showed water pouring onto the street.

It also made its way into the basement of Javier Hernández.

No word yet on the full extent of damage.



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<![CDATA[Dad Accused of Sexually Assaulting 5-Year-Old Son ]]> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 22:47:02 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Philadelphia-Sex-Assault.jpg

A young boy is in the hospital after he was sexually assaulted by his own father, according to police.

The 5-year-old boy was inside a home on the 7100 block of Akron Street in Philadelphia around 2:23 p.m. when he was sexually assaulted by his 55-year-old father, investigators said.

The boy was taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for evaluation. Neighbors told NBC10 the boy lives at the home with his father and mother.

"I can't understand why anybody would even want to do that," said John Sharp, one of the neighbors. "That's beyond my grasp. I honestly can't comprehend why anyone does that."

The Special Victims Unit is currently investigating the incident. No arrests have been made at this time. Officials have not yet revealed where the child’s father currently is.

This story is developing. Stay with NBC10.com for updates.  
 



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<![CDATA[Co-Worker Beat South Jersey Woman to Death: Prosecutors]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:44:56 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Susan+Johnson+Missing+Woman+Killed.jpg

An argument over money led to the beating death of a South Jersey woman at the hands of a co-worker who she took into her home, prosecutors in Camden County said.

Susan Johnson was found dead on Friday after going missing a week earlier, prosecutors said. The 59-year-old's body was discovered in a wooded area off the 5000 block of Commonwealth Avenue in Evesham Township after a witness to the murder led investigators there, prosecutors said.

Johnson was beaten to death on Dec. 5 by her co-worker, 30-year-old Miguel Angel Diaz, inside her home along the unit block of Skyline Drive in Gloucester Township, prosecutors said. The two worked in an office cleaning business.

Prosecutors said the victim took in Diaz and the female murder witness into her home after they needed a place to stay.

Investigators said Diaz and Johnson got into an argument about a money-related matter before the beating occurred. The woman was reported missing after she didn't show up for work and police found signs of a struggle inside her home on Thursday.

Detectives questioned Diaz and his female companion on Friday and those conversations ended with police finding Johnson's body.

A post-mortem exam found that Johnson died of blunt force trauma to the head, officials said.

Diaz has been charged with first degree murder. He will be arraigned on Monday morning.



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<![CDATA[Carjacking Suspect Chase Ends in Baltimore]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:20:37 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/209*120/Baltimore+Carjacking.JPG

A police pursuit that began in South Jersey ended safely in Maryland just before the carjacking suspect entered the Ft. McHenry Tunnel Thursday night.

Trent Talley, 29, of Cinnaminson was arrested after leading police on a chase that began when he carjacked a man's Kia Soul from a mental health facility in Mt. Holly, N.J., according to New Jersey State Police.

Talley made his way onto the New Jersey Turnpike -- police in tow -- and headed toward Salem County before bridge police picked up the chase over the Delaware Memorial Bridge, said police.

Once he crossed the bridge, he was home free -- well, for a short time.

The chase picked back up when the car's owner, who was tracking his vehicle with GPS, called Maryland State Police. They made their way to a rest stop near the Ft. McHenry Tunnel where the suspect was on the phone. Once he spotted troopers, however, he hit the gas and tried to get away, said authorities.

Troopers alerted fellow officers who laid stop sticks on the road deflating two of the Kia's tires and slowing Talley, police said.

Authorities then used a "rolling roadblock" to force the suspect to stop at the entrance of the Tunnel.

Tulley was treated for minor cuts before he was taken into custody, police said. Charges against him in both Maryland and New Jersey are pending.



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<![CDATA[Police Pursue Carjacking Suspect Into Del.]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:48:15 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/20140907+Police+Lights.jpg

UPDATE: This chase ended in Maryland.


A police pursuit that began in South Jersey ended when the suspect got away in Delaware Thursday afternoon.

The chase began when a man carjacked a woman's Kia Soul along Woodlane Road in Westhampton, Burlington County just after 3 p.m. before entering Bellmawr Camden County, according to New Jersey State Police.

The suspect eventually got onto the New Jersey Turnpike and headed south toward Salem County before bridge police picked up the chase over the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

On the other side of the bridge, Delaware State Police didn't pick up the pursuit as the driver got away.

Police said they believe the driver could have mental health issues.

No injuries were reported.

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<![CDATA[Fire Burns for Hours at Vacant Apartments]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:17:29 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/Arrott+Street+Fire.JPG

Firefighters battled a stubborn blaze early Monday at an abandoned Philadelphia apartment building known to be used by squatters.

The blaze broke out around 1 a.m. in a vacant apartment four-story building along Arrott Street near Oakland Street in Philadelphia’s Frankford neighborhood.

Firefighters quickly got to the scene but more than four hours later the fire continued to burn in certain parts of the building. A firefighter suffered cuts to his face.

Neighbors were evacuated from their homes and kept warm inside SEPTA buses.

Firefighters didn’t know an immediate cause for the blaze but they said that fire has broken out at the property before including a suspicious blaze last week. A squatter often seen at the property wasn't seen Sunday night, according to neighbors.

Crews blocked off Arrott Street throughout the morning as they battled the blaze. The firefighters finally squashed the flames around 5 a.m. and let nearby residents back into their home. But, around 6:30 a.m. flames started up again.



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<![CDATA[Dad Surrenders in Case of 2-Year-Old Shooting Self]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:26:29 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/anthony+graves+mug.jpg

The father of a 2-year-old boy, who shot himself in the head on Sept. 30 in his Delaware home, turned himself into police Thursday.

Anthony Graves, 34, surrendered at New Castle County Police headquarters. Authorities charged him with unlawfully permitted a minor access to a firearm and felony endangering the welfare of a child.

The boy, who remains hospitalized, was found shot inside a home on the unit block of Cliffside Court in the Valley Run neighborhood of Claymont, Delaware on Sept. 30, according to police.

Medics performed CPR on the boy, identified as AJ, at the scene before a medivac helicopter took the child to AI Dupont-Neumors Children's Hospital.

AJ's parents rushed to the hospital to be by their son's side.

Police said it appeared the toddler -- who was home alone with his mother -- somehow got a hold of the gun and pulled the trigger.

Graves was arraigned and released on $1,000 unsecured bond.

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<![CDATA[Adults, Kids Escape Philly Firebombing]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:31:04 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Fire+Coulter+Street+Germantown.JPG

Philadelphia Police investigated an apparent firebombing at a Germantown section early Monday.

Eight people, including two children, were inside the home on the unit block of E. Coulter Street when the porch caught fire around 3:45 a.m.

Firefighters quickly arrived but a male resident had already extinguished the fire and everyone inside got out OK.

Residents said that someone drove up to the home, tossed some papers and liquid onto the porch and lit it on fire, family members told NBC10.com.

Firefighters found incendiary materials on the porch.

Arson investigators spent the morning searching for clues including examining a charred door.

A family member said this is the second time this house was targeted — someone tried torching the back porch recently. The family also was recently the victim of a Swatting scheme, according to investigators.



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<![CDATA[4 Shot at Pa. Barber Shop]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:19:39 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/All-Stars-Barber-Shop-Shoot.jpg

Four men were shot inside an eastern Pennsylvania barber shop Wednesday afternoon.

Gunfire rang out shortly before 3 p.m. when a masked man in a dark hoodie opened fire on All Stars Hair Studio in a strip mall along Rockland Street in Reading, Berks County, said Reading Police.

The shooting left one man in critical condition and three other men in stable condition, police said. The three victims in stable are expected to be released from the hospital soon, according to police.

Investigators didn’t reveal a motive for the shooting but they did say they believe the same shooter opened fire on the same store Tuesday night, firing five shots through the front window.

No arrests have been made. Police continue to investigate.



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<![CDATA[Ambulance Collides With SUV]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:59:32 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/197*120/Ambulance+Crash+Phoenixville.JPG

An ambulance collided with a sport utility vehicle along a Chester County road Wednesday afternoon.

The crash caused crews to block the intersection of Main Street and Nutt Road in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania shortly before 4 p.m.

There appeared to be no injuries from the crash, said Chester County dispatchers.

The force of the crash caused the SUV to wind up perpendicular to the street.



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