<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Breaking News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/breaking http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usWed, 20 Sep 2017 05:37:07 -0400Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:37:07 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Video Captures Dramatic Moment During Mexico Quake]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:02:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+MEXICO+EARTHQUAKE+SB.jpg

Ana Paula Hernandez captured the moment a deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico as she attempted to hide under her office desk.

<![CDATA[Deadly 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:11:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT_MEXICO_EARTHQUAKE_091917_1-150585103631000002.jpg

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico Thursday in the state of Puebla, which is about 80 miles southeast of Mexico City. This latest quake comes less than two weeks after an 8.1 earthquake hit the country, killing nearly 100 people.

<![CDATA[Hugs: Missing Girl, 4, Found Safe at Neighbor's House]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:53:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/210*120/Isabella+Wiley+Missing+Girl+Safe.JPG

The frantic search for a 4-year-old girl missing from her mother's home in Southwest Philadelphia ended with hugs from family members Tuesday morning.

NBC10 cameras captured the joyful reunion of Isabella Wiley with her family members around 8:45 a.m.

Isabella's mother last saw her between 2 and 4 a.m. when she stepped out of their Bartram Village home to get some ice from a McDonald's store because she was hot, Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker said. When the mother returned she went back to sleep in another room and didn't notice Isabella missing until later.

Isabella had woken up and went outside looking for her mother, her grandfather told NBC10's Matt DeLucia.

A neighbor heard Isabella crying outside and took her in, the girl even falling asleep at one point, the neighbor told NBC10.

That neighbor later let everyone know the girl was safe in the neighbor's home. The neighbor, who has mental disabilities, won't be charged as she did the right thing taken the child in but she should have immediately contacted police, Walker said.

The girl's mother was taken in for questioning and could face charges since she left the 4-year-old and a 7-year-old sibling alone in the home, investigators said.

The search focused on the area around Bartram Village at 56th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard around 7:30 a.m.

About one dozen police vehicles could be seen around the complex as officers and K-9s searched on foot along some trails and wooded areas around nearby Bartram's Garden. A police search boat could also be seen on the nearby Schuylkill River.

Police initially said Isabella is 3 but her family later said she is actually 4.

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<![CDATA[Japan Reacts to North Korean Missile Fired Over Country]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:26:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+JAPAN+REAX+NK+MISSILE+THUMB.jpg

North Korea fired another missile over Japan Friday. The missile flew over the island of Hakkaido and landed in the Pacific Ocean. Experts estimate the ballistic missile flew over 2,300 miles, which would mean it is capable of reaching Guam.

<![CDATA[UPS Driver Strikes Woman, 91, at Center City Intersection]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:57:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/202*120/UPS+Truck+Center+City+Walnut+8th.JPG

A UPS driver struck an elderly woman in Center City Philadelphia Thursday afternoon.

The truck was going westbound on Walnut Street at 8th Street when it struck the 91-year-old woman, Philadelphia Police said.

The woman was listed in critical condition late Thursday.

The truck stopped in the middle of the intersection, but was later cleared.

The circumstances of the incident weren't immediately available.

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<![CDATA['People Are Being Killed': Activists Scream at City Council]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:37:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/207*120/Darrell+Clarke+Philly+Council+MEeting+Interrupted.JPG

More than a dozen activists interrupted Philadelphia City Council’s first meeting since summer break Thursday morning.

"Cindy Bass, people are being killed in your district," yelled one woman, who also addressed other members of council during a rowdy public comment section, said Layla Jones, spokeswoman for Councilwoman Bass.

The activist was a member of Philly for REAL Justice, an organization calling for police reform and a better relationship between black communities and law enforcement.

The group assembled earlier Thursday morning and marched from the embattled Frank Rizzo statue across the street to the council meeting in City Hall. 

The activists at times yelled profanity as they interrupted proceedings. City Council President Darrell Clarke allowed them to finish their statements, which were given during public comment.

Sheriff's officers removed some activists and issued citations to five people who were being very disruptive, sheriff's office spokeswoman Luz Cardenas said. The cited people must appear in court within 10 days and could face fines.

Black Lives Matter PA also spoke Thursday afternoon. Carnell Williams-Carney recounted being shot in the back in 2010 by Philadelphia Police Officer Ryan Pownall, who was recently suspended for shooting and killing David Jones in June. 

Williams-Carney was paralyzed and now resides in assisted living.

"If the officer had been charged the first time, there would not have been a David Jones," activist Asa Khalif said.

"It was about making sure [Williams-Carney] had a voice and he could give his account of what happened. People needed to hear his voice. Not only did they hear him, they saw him."

Williams-Carney appeared before city council in a wheelchair. He struggled to speak at times, prompting council president Darrell Clarke to eliminate the time limit on public speakers. 

"Vengeance is easy and small. Vendettas are petty," Clarke said in a statement.

"What Mr. Williams-Carney and those with him today seek is far more difficult, will take collaboration and hard work by all of us: We need and deserve authorities we can trust with our bodies and our lives."

To that end, Clarke introduced a bill that would expand and "stengthen" the Police Advisory Commission, a civilian watchdog of the Philadelphia Police Department. The bill would increase the commission budget to $500,000, up from its current $400,000 allocation.

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<![CDATA[Deadly Wreck Closes I-95 for Hours]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:41:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/209*120/Deadly+I95+Crash+Wilmington+Backwards.JPG

A 44-year-old Newark man was killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 95 in Wilmington, Delaware Thursday morning, police revealed Thursday afternoon.

The deadly crash slowed traffic on I-95 for hours during the morning rush.

An initial investigation showed that around 5:30, the man lost control of the Nissan Altima he was driving, hit a concrete median, then ended up facing north in the southbound lanes of the highway.

The Nissan was then struck by a Toyota Camry, driven by a 54-year-old Wilmington man, police said. After the collission, the Toyota caught fire, but the man was able to escape the vehicle before it was engulfed.

The driver of the Nissan died at the scene while the other driver was taken to Christiana Hospital and treated for non life-threatening injuries, police said.

The southbound lanes of the highway were closed for nearly six hours during the investigation.

No word yet on what caused the crash, but police said excessive speed didn't seem to be a factor.

The driver's name was expected to be released after family was notified.

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<![CDATA[Philly Police Block Streets After Shooting]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:30:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/176*120/Poplar+Barricade+Philadelphia+Police.JPG

A barricade situation caused traffic troubles off North Broad Street in North Philadelphia Wednesday morning.

Officers blocked off several blocks near 15th and Poplar streets after a shooting suspect appeared to dart into a home shortly after 8:30 a.m., police said.

The barricade situation continued for more than an hour before police found no one in the home shortly before 10 a.m.

The shooting left a person hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the leg, police said.

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<![CDATA[Hour Delays as SEPTA Train Strikes, Kills Man]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:35:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/203*120/SEPTA+Comly+Man+Struck+Train+Tacony.JPG

Commuters dealt with big delays on SEPTA’s Trenton Regional Rail Line after a train struck and killed a man in Northeast Philadelphia Wednesday morning.

Around 8:30 a.m., SEPTA warned commuters to expect delays up to an hour.

Center City Bound Train No. 9724 struck the 42-year-old man on the tracks near Comly and Keystone streets in the shadow of Interstate 95 in the Tacony neighborhood before 8 a.m., Philadelphia Police and SEPTA said.

No word yet what the man was doing on the tracks, which cross overhead Comly.

Investigators could be seen walking along the tracks and taking photos of the scene.

Inbound trains ran with some residual delays up to 10 minutes as of 10:15, a.m., the transit agency said. Check with SEPTA for the latest schedules and delays.

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<![CDATA[Teen, Brother Arrested in Murder of Dad in Front of Daughter]]> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:16:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Gerald-Grandzol-New-Photo.jpg

UPDATE: Police identified the teen suspect as 16-year-old Marvin Roberts. He is being charged as an adult. Details HERE.

Police arrested a teen boy accused of shooting and killing a father who tried to protect his 2-year-old daughter during a carjacking in the Spring Garden section of the city Thursday night.

The 16-year-old boy's older brother, identified by police as 21-year-old Maurice Roberts, was also arrested in connection to the carjacking and shooting.

Police say the 16-year-old boy shot and killed Gerard Grandzol, 38, as he got out of his car along the 1500 block of Melon Street just after 8 p.m. Thursday.

The father of two had just returned from an outing at Fairmount Park's Lemon Hill with his 2-year-old daughter and dog when the teen and Roberts, who were both dressed in black, held him up at gunpoint, police said.

Grandzol handed over his wallet, but when the men demanded his car keys, he refused. His daughter was still inside the car.

The teen boy then allegedly opened fire and shot Grandzol twice in the face.

"They wanted the car," Philadelphia Police Captain John Ryan said. "Mr. Grandzol said his 2-year-old was in the car. The 16-year-old just stepped up to Mr. Grandzol and shot him twice in the head."

The gunmen fled the scene on foot. The killing was captured on surveillance video and helped lead investigators to the suspects.

"In almost 29 years it's probably one of the most disturbing videos I've ever seen," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector James Kelly said.

When first responders arrived, they found Grandzol's daughter crying in the backseat, sources said.

Brendan Fernald, Grandzol's friend and neighbor, rushed over to help and try to keep him alive.

"[I] jumped down and started putting pressure on his wounds. Then, scooping the blood out of his mouth so he could breathe," Fernald said.

Grandzol was rushed to a nearby trauma center where he died about 90 minutes later, police said.

Police identified the teen boy and Roberts as suspects in the shooting. The teen was arrested Saturday and charged with murder as an adult. U.S. Marshals also tracked down Roberts in North Jersey. He will be charged after being taken back to Philadelphia, police said.

Ryan described the deadly carjacking as an apparent "crime of opportunity" saying that the men seemed to be passing through the neighborhood when they singled out Grandzol.

A St. Joseph's University alum who was highly involved in the community, Grandzol volunteered for Project HOME, served on a neighborhood organization and belonged to various civic groups.

"We called him the mayor," Fernald said. "He engaged himself with everyone he met. That was remarkable. I'll miss him so much."

Grandzol served as a leader of Special Counsel, a legal staffing recruiting service.

"Gerry was loved by everyone who had the privilege to know him, not just as a colleague, but as a force of nature who loved life. We will always remember him as a leader, philanthropist, proud father, loving husband and good friend," Special Counsel president Laurie Chamberlin said.

Grandzol leaves behind a wife and two children. The family welcomed home a newborn baby girl only five weeks ago.

"He was an amazing dude," said Scott Rudich, the co-founder of Lansdale, Pennsylvania-based Round Guys Brewing where Grandzol would occasionally tend bar.

"My heart is hurting for them, for their family."

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<![CDATA[Hurricane Irma’s Path of Destruction]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:53:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+Hurricane+Irma+THUMB2.jpg

Hurricane Irma has cut a huge path of destruction through several Caribbean islands on its path toward the United States. See what the aftermath looked like as some of those islands began to recover.

<![CDATA[Ahead of Irma, Florida’s Key Largo Is a Ghost Town]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:25:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+IRMA+KEY+LARGO+THUMB.jpg

A time-lapse video of the drive north on US-1 from Key Largo shows near-empty roads after Floridians evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma. The storm is expected to slam into the area early Sunday morning as a Category 4 storm.

<![CDATA[Cellphone Video of Hurricane Irma Over Turks And Caicos]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:33:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+HURRICANE+IRMA+TURKS+CAICOS+THUMB.jpg

Dramatic cellphone video captures Hurricane Irma as it approached Turks and Caicos. The storm is responsible for at least 11 deaths and is expected to hit Miami early Sunday morning.

<![CDATA[Bulldozer Runs Over, Kills Man on Construction Site]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:07:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/210*120/Bulldoer+Accident+Holmesburg.JPG

A bulldozer struck and killed a man on an active construction site in Northeast Philadelphia Thursday morning.

Medics pronounced 59-year-old Barry Jones of Upper Darby dead shortly before 6:30 a.m. after he was struck by the construction vehicle at a site off the 5100 block off Pennypack Street in the city’s Holmesburg section, Philadelphia police said.

SkyForce10 captured Philadelphia police and fire vehicles on the scene, which is mostly a mud-covered area.

No word yet on what caused the construction accident.

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<![CDATA[Sinkhole Swallows Up Road, Stop Sign Near KOP Mall]]> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:29:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/King+of+Prussia+Sinkhole.JPG

A sinkhole opened up near the King of Prussia Mall Tuesday morning causing potential traffic troubles and knocking out water service to some customers.

Police alerted Aqua Pennsylvania of the break along Shaffer road, near Dekalb Pike (across the street from the popular mall), around 8:45 a.m., Aqua said.

SkyForce10 captured the large hole, which swallowed up part of the roadway, a stop sign, sidewalk and grassy area at the entrance of a parking lot.

A 6-inch service line to a nearby commercial property had broken apart from a 12-inch main, causing water to flood the hole, Aqua said.

The break impacted about 20 customers along Shaffer Road, Aqua said. Service was later restored.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Police Officer Holes Up in Montco Church]]> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:38:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/Norristown+Police+Activity.JPG

UPDATE: Police revealed details about how former Lower Providence police officer Charles Murray allegedly admitted to stealing an M16 rifle and ammo from his former patrol car the day before the standoff.

Police descended on a Montgomery County community Wednesday morning, focusing on a parking lot next to a church.

Officers could be seen in the area of St. Teresa of Avila at Parkview Drive and Trooper Road in Norristown around 8:30 a.m. SkyForce10 captured police gathered in the parking lot.

A former suburban police officer was holed up in the church, law enforcement sources said.

The standoff ended when the former officer came out without incident after about an hour, police said.

No one at the church answered the phone Wednesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Suspect in Deadly Center City Philly Hit-&-Run Turns Self in]]> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:37:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Vehicle+of+Interest.jpg

The suspected driver of a sport utility vehicle that ran over a woman in Center City earlier this month surrendered Tuesday to face charges.

Police earlier obtained an arrest warrant for 35-year-old Brendon Hay on involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle and deadly crash charges related to the August 6  wreck at 13th and Race streets, next to the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Detectives previously released images of a man believed to be Hay from surveillance video.

Hay turned himself into police Tuesday around noon, police said.

Ann Broderick, 53, died along the 1300 block of Race Street after being hit by a white Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, police said. She had fallen on hard times and was living on the streets, friends told NBC10.

The Rubicon was eventually recovered in Delaware County more than a week after the crash. It is not owned by Hay.

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<![CDATA[Crash Injures 2 Teens, 2 Children on Northeast Extension ]]> Mon, 28 Aug 2017 17:18:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/I-476-Crash3.jpg

Two teens and two children were seriously injured after they were ejected from a vehicle following a crash that shut down the Northeast Extension for hours on Sunday.

A 31-year-old Philadelphia man was driving a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria sedan northbound in the left lane of I-476 around 3 p.m.

As he tried to pass another vehicle, the man's sedan struck the center median barrier wall, traveled back across the right lane onto the right shoulder and then crashed into the guiderail on the east side of the roadway. The vehicle then spun and struck the metal guiderail again, traveled back across the northbound lanes and struck the center median barrier a final time before coming to a rest in the right lane.

Two teens, ages 17 and 15, and two children, both 12-years of age, who were passengers inside the vehicle, were ejected onto the roadway. Police say none of the passengers were wearing seatbelts.

A Lansdale woman who did not want to be identified told NBC10 she was in the southbound lanes of I-476 when the crash occurred. She climbed over the barrier and helped the injured victims along with at least nine other Good Samaritans.

The woman said she and at least four of the other Good Samaritans had experience in emergency responses and stayed with the victims until medics arrived.

Two of the victims suffered critical injuries and were flown by medical helicopter to the Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest Hospital while the other two victims were taken via ambulance and treated for serious injuries. The driver also suffered a minor injury in the crash while a fifth passenger, a 21-year-old man, was not hurt.

All northbound lanes were closed on I-476 northbound between Lansdale and Quakertown for several hours before they reopened around 10:45 p.m.

Officials continue to investigate the crash.

<![CDATA[33 Hurt in Violent SEPTA Train Crash, NTSB Investigating]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:14:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/SEPTA+Norristown+HSL+Crash+Skycam+Shot.jpg

A high-speed train barreled into a parked train at one of SEPTA's busiest terminals overnight, injuring more than 30 people and causing what one passenger described as a bloody scene.

SEPTA officials say the Norristown High Speed Line train 155 was arriving at the 69th Street Transportation Center on Market Street in Upper Darby around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday when it crashed into a train 148 rail car that was unoccupied and sitting in the terminal.

"I stood up to get off to get ready to get to my bus on time and smack, it hit the other trolley, parked," Ronnie, a passenger who asked us only to use his first name, told NBC10.

SEPTA officials initially said 42 people were injured in the crash. During a press conference at 5 p.m. however, Ruben Payan, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, said that while 42 people were on board the train, 33 people — including the conductor — were hurt in the crash. While four of the victims are in critical condition, all of the victims are expected to survive.

It's not clear how fast the train was traveling when the crash happened, but passengers described a violent collision. Upper Darby Mayor Thomas Micozzie said the train came into the station "hot."

"My face hit the wall, put a big hole in the wall and I went straight down and I blacked out," Ronnie said. "There was blood everywhere. The driver is all banged up and there was this one girl bleeding out of her face pretty bad."

Three of the victims were taken to the Lankenau Medical Center and the conductor was taken to the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He was treated and later released, according to SEPTA.

The other victims were taken to other area hospitals including Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Misericordia Community Hospital, Springfield Hospital and Taylor Hospital.

Ronnie claimed that prior to the crash, the train had twice overshot stops during the trip.

"I was waiting at Gulph Mills. The train came by, it blew past us about three or four train lengths, stopped, backed up, picked us up," Ronnie said. "The same thing happened at Bryn Mawr."

SEPTA officials have not confirmed the allegations. NTSB officials arrived at the terminal Tuesday around 7 a.m. to start an investigation. More officials will arrive Tuesday night.

"The NTSB has brought in an eight-member go team. Each team member is an expert in different fields," Payan said. "They will be collecting evidence in their specific disciplines which include mechanical operation, signal and train control, crashworthiness, emergency response and human performance."

Payan said that onboard video recordings from the two trains involved in the crash were downloaded and will be sent to the NTSB vehicle recorder lab in Washington, DC for further analysis.

"Throughout the next few days NTSB investigators will work on scene to gather the details of this accident," Payan said. "Our mission during this accident investigation is to understand not just what happened but why. Why it happened and to recommend changes to prevent it from occurring again."

This is the second major train incident at the 69th Street Terminal this year.

In February, an out-of-service Market-Frankford El train collided with two others on a loop track. The impact caused several cars to derail and tip to the side. Four people were hurt in that incident.

Micozzie said he's concerned about safety at the terminal. He plans to call U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, the Philadelphia Democrat, Tuesday and ask for help in improving track safety.

SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern said the Norristown High-Speed Line uses Automatic Train Control, a safety system that's been deployed on rail lines nationwide for decades.

With ATC, a train operator will get an in-cab warning when they violate a speed limit. If they fail to slow the train within a few seconds, the system takes over.

Experts say ATC is an effective technology for preventing crashes, but Amtrak has said it's not as advanced as a newer technology called Positive Train Control (PTC).

PTC can halt a train when it fails to comply with a stop signal and prevent derailments at curves, the rail service wrote in the wake of the 2015 derailment of Amtrak 188 in Northeast Philadelphia.

The Amtrak line Train 188 was traveling on didn't have ATC activated when the derailment happened. PTC was not yet installed on the line. It's since been deployed.

In May, U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, a Republican, and Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey announced nearly $6 million in federal funding for SEPTA to improve regional rail — SEPTA's commuter train lines — including the enhancement of PTC on those lines.

Norristown High Speed Line service between 69th Street and Norristown resumed as regularly scheduled at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday. One of the tracks is not operational however so passengers should expect delays. Express service is also shut down for the day.

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<![CDATA[Evacuation of Main Line Whole Foods]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:44:07 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/198*120/Lower+Merion+Whole+Foods+Evacuation.JPG

A truck struck gas and sprinkler lines causing the evacuation of a Main Line Whole Foods Market Sunday.

No one was hurt as the truck hit the lines in an underground parking garage at Whole Foods at Lancaster Avenue and Wynnewood Road in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania around 11:30 a.m., firefighters said.

There was no major gas leak but there was an odor of gas, Montgomery County dispatchers said.

The store was evacuated for precautionary reasons and reopened in less than a hour, dispatchers said.

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<![CDATA[Photos: Deadly Terrorist Attacks in Barcelona, Cambrils]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:14:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-833993788.jpg At least 14 people were killed and many more injured in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, after a white van jumped a curb and slammed into people on a busy sidewalk, police said. The alleged driver fled the scene of the crash. South of Barcelona in Cambrils, police killed five suspects after authorities said they also drove a car into people, injuring six, in a linked attack. Those suspects wore fake bombs.

Photo Credit: Nicolas Carvalho Ochoa/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Work Equipment Derails, Delays PATCO Trains]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:02:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/211*120/patco+emergenica.jpeg

Work equipment derailed along PATCO tracks leading to morning delays Thursday on the commuter rail line connecting South Jersey with Center City Philadelphia.

The equipment derailed between Ferry Avenue and Broadway stations in Camden, New Jersey, PATCO said.

“Trains are currently running in both directions as locals and an emergency schedule with departure times will be posted as soon as possible,” PATCO said.

Commuters were told to expect delays through the morning rush as crews worked to clear the derailment, PATCO said.

PATCO said most trains were running on or close to schedule in both directions by 10:30 a.m.

Thursday’s derailment is the second such incident in a little more than a month.

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<![CDATA[Thousands March in 'Philly is Charlottesville' Rally]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:09:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Center-City-March-Chopper.jpg

A crowd, estimated to be over 2,000 people, marched through Center City, Philadelphia in response to last weekend’s deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia as well as President Donald Trump’s comments placing blame on both the white nationalists and the groups that protested them.

The 'Philly is Charlottesville' rally, hosted by the interfaith organization POWER, began at 7 p.m. Wednesday as a group gathered outside the Congregation Rodeph Shalom Synagogue on 615 N Broad Street. The group then marched down Broad Street at 7:15 p.m. before arriving at the Arch Street United Methodist Church on 55 N. Broad Street.

During the event, protesters expressed their views on the Charlottesville violence and President Trump's subsequent reaction to it.

"This white supremacy, neo-Nazism, the racism, come on America," said Jacqueline Wiggins of North Philadelphia. "We can do better."

Faith leaders who attended the march also spoke on criminal justice reform and public education funding.

"We have to do better as a city dismantling the institutions of white supremacy and how it affects black and brown people here in the city of Philadelphia," said Reverend Gregory Holston, the executive director of POWER.

Among those who attended the rally was Steve Gold, who has Parkinson's Disease and walks with crutches but wouldn't let his disability stop him from marching. 

"Racism is totally abhorrent to the United States," Gold said. "And we will fight it. And fight it. And fight it."

Saturday's rally in Charlottesville, which included neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members, is believed to be the largest gathering of white supremacists in a decade. The rally was in response to the decision to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Chaos and violence erupted during the event as white supremacists and counter-protesters clashed in the streets.

After authorities forced the crowd to disperse, a driver, identified by police as 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr., drove his Dodge Challenger into a group of counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring several others. Two Virginia State Police troopers who were aboard a helicopter flying to the rally also died after it crashed outside Charlottesville.

In the days after Saturday's violence, President Donald Trump drew criticism after stating that both the white supremacists and the counter-protesters were at fault. Signs and chants criticizing the president were prevalent during Wednesday's march in Center City.

<![CDATA[Missing NJ Father, 2 Children Found Safe ]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:13:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Missing+Persons+Out+of+Gloucester++Twp+Raymond+Reasoner+.jpg

A missing father and his two young children have been found safe.

Raymond Reasoner III and his two children, 3-year-old Raymond Reasoner IV and 1-year-old Raegan Reasoner, were found safe in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. Police say no charges will be filed.

The father and his two children were initially reported missing by a family member from their Church Street home in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey Monday after the 40-year-old Reasoner failed to show up for work, township police said Tuesday morning.

Investigators say there was no custody issues involved though they have not revealed the circumstances regarding the initial disappearance.

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<![CDATA[1 Dead, 1 Hurt Inside Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City ]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 08:39:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AC+Tropicana+death+investigation+VO_20170808213151+-+00001604_24653951.jpg

An investigation is underway after a man was found dead while a woman was found injured inside an Atlantic City hotel Tuesday.

Police say both victims were found inside a room on the 37th Floor of the Tropicana Casino Hotel on the 2800 block of Pacific Avenue. The man was pronounced dead while the woman was sent to the Atlantic City Medical Center where she was treated for burns to the neck and hair.

Police have not yet determined a cause of death or released the identity of the victim. They continue to investigate.

<![CDATA[Country Music Artist Glen Campbell Dies at 81]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:49:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+GLEN+CAMPBELL+DEATH+THUMB.jpg

Country music legend Glen Campbell died Tuesday following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The musician was 81. During his recording career, Campbell released more than 70 albums and sold more than 45 million records, including the popular hits “Gentle on My Mind” and “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

<![CDATA[Phillies Legend Darren 'Dutch' Daulton Dies at 55 ]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 20:25:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Darren-Daulton1.jpg

Friends, family and sports fans nationwide are mourning the loss of one of Philadelphia's most beloved players. Former Philadelphia Phillies player Darren "Dutch" Daulton passed away Sunday at the age of 55 after a four-year battle with brain cancer.

Born on January 3, 1962 in Arkansas City, Kansas, Daulton attended Arkansas City (KS) High School. He was selected by the Phillies in the 25th round of the 1980 draft. He was a three-time All-Star during his 14 seasons with the Phillies (1983, 1985-1997), the longest tenure for a catcher in the team's history.

Daulton won a Silver Slugger and led the National League with 109 RBI in 1992. He became the only catcher in Phillies history with two 100-RBI seasons with 109 in 1992 and 105 in 1993.

One of Daulton's greatest seasons was 1993 in which he set Phillies single-season records for a catcher in walks (117), doubles (35), putouts (981) and double plays. He also made 143 starts at catcher that year, the most in Phillies history, and played a pivotal role when the team won the 1993 National League pennant.

Aside from the records he set, Daulton also developed a reputation as one of the toughest players in baseball.

Daulton was traded to the Florida Marlins in 1997 where he spent his final two and a half months of his baseball career. Marlins manager Jim Leyland credited Daulton's leadership in the clubhouse with helping the team win the World Series that year.

During his time with the Phillies, Daulton batted .245 in 1,109 games with 189 doubles, 134 home runs and 567 RBI. He also received the Players Choice Comeback Player of the Year Award, the Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award and was inducted into the Reading Baseball Hall of Fame, all in 1997. He was also selected as the starting catcher on the All-Vet Team in 2003 and was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame in 2010.

“Darren was a true leader of men. The Phillies would not have gone to the 1993 World Series without his leadership,” said Phillies Chairman Emeritus Bill Giles. “In addition to being an outstanding clubhouse leader, he was also a fighter. He battled through five knee operations to become an All-Star. I really enjoyed watching him for 14 years in uniform. Darren was a super human being. His teammates loved him, I loved him like he was one of my own. In fact, he called me ‘Uncle Bill.’”

While Daulton spent most of his adult life in Clearwater, Florida, in 2010 he spent the season in Philadelphia hosting the "Talking Baseball with Dutch" radio show on 97.5 The Fanatic.

In 2013, Daulton's family announced he had a glioma, a tumor that arises from the brain tissue itself and is not spread from cancer anywhere else in the body. He underwent surgery for seven hours on July 1, 2013 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital to remove the two brain tumors. That same year, his foundation, the Darren Daulton Foundation, which was established in 2011, shifted its mission to raise funds for brain cancer.

"All of us at the Phillies are saddened to hear of Darren's passing. From the day that we drafted him until today, he constantly earned our respect and admiration as both a player and person,” said Phillies Chairman David Montgomery. “Darren was the face of our franchise in the early 1990's.  Jim Fregosi asked so much of him as catcher, clean-up hitter and team leader.  He responded to all three challenges. One of my toughest decisions as team president was to approve his trade to the Marlins in July of 1997.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Amanda, his parents, his brother and his four children. Dutch was truly ‘one of a kind’ and we will dearly miss him."

Daulton is survived by his parents, one brother, his wife and four children. Funeral services for Daulton will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Darren Daulton Foundation Foundation, 1339 Chestnut Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

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<![CDATA[Explosion at Minneapolis School]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:15:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT_MINNEAPOLIS_SCHOOL_EXPLOSION_080217-150169756219600001.jpg

One person has been found dead and another is still unaccounted for after an explosion Wednesday morning caused the partial collapse of a Minneapolis college prep school. Authorities say it was a natural gas explosion.

<![CDATA[Coast Guard Searches Near Steel Pier for Missing Swimmer]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:07:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/US+Coast+Guard+Generic+Coast+Guard.jpg

The search for a swimmer who went missing off the iconic Steel Pier in Atlantic City continued Wednesday morning.

The 31-year-old man went into the water around 8:15 p.m. while under the Steel Pier with a woman. That woman later told Atlantic City officers that the man went into the water but she didn't see him come out.

The U.S. Coast Guard used a 29-foot Response Boat with a small crew based out of Atlantic City and a rescue helicopter in the initial search, the agency said.

An 87-foot patrol boat based out of Cape May then searched for the missing swimmer through the night.

New Jersey troopers, Atlantic City officers and beach patrol also assisted in the search, police said

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<![CDATA[Deadly Stabbing Inside Center City Homeless Shelter]]> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 12:29:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Sunday+Breakfast+Rescue+Mission+NBc10.JPG

A man was stabbed to death inside a Philadelphia homeless shelter Saturday morning, authorities said.

Medics pronounced the man dead at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday inside the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission at N 13th and Pearl streets in Center City, Philadelphia police said. He had multiple stab wounds.

Investigators took a suspect into custody, recovered a weapon at the scene and interviewed about 40 witnesses to the stabbing, police said.

The shelter serves three meals daily to anyone in need and also offers a men’s shelter and long-term recovery program, the Christian faith-based mission says on its website.

The mission still hopes to carry out plans to serve lunch -- possibly serving sandwiches in the parking lot -- and dinner Saturday, even though the building remains a crime scene.

"Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission has ministered to the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless and disadvantaged in the Philadelphia area since 1878," SBRM says.

An employee for the mission declined comment Saturday morning.

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<![CDATA[Vehicle Damaged After Teens Throw Rocks at I-95 Cars: Cops]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:57:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/CHOPPER-+TEENS+THROWING+ROCKS+FROM+STATION+-+20065124_24492471.jpg

At least one teen is in custody while at least one vehicle was damaged after a group of teenagers threw rocks at cars traveling on I-95 northbound in Philadelphia Wednesday night, police said.

The teens were on the platform of SEPTA’s Spring Garden station on 600 N. Front Street and were throwing rocks at cars driving by, according to investigators. At least one vehicle, which appeared to be either an SUV or van, was struck by a rock. SkyForce10 was over the scene as a police officer responded to the vehicle, which was pulled over on the side of the road with the front windshield damaged. The driver told police children were also inside the vehicle when it was struck. No one was injured however.

SEPTA police officers also responded to the train station and took at least one of the teens into custody. They have not yet revealed the specific charges against him or her.

SEPTA officials are investigating whether or not any other vehicles were struck by rocks. If you were driving on I-95 Wednesday night and your vehicle was damaged, please call SEPTA Police at 215-580-8111 or Pennsylvania State Police at 215-560-6200.

<![CDATA[Big Rig Spills Load of Scrap Metal Onto Chesco Road]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:23:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/209*120/Scrap+Metal+Crash+Route+322.JPG

A tractor-trailer spilled its load of scrap metal onto a Chester County road Wednesday.

The wreck left U.S. Route 322 closed between the Route 30 Bypass and Edges Mill Road in Caln Township before 10:45 a.m., Chester County Emergency Service said.

No injuries were reported.

PennDOT crews helped in the extensive cleanup, county dispatchers said.

The road was cleared by 1:20 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Man Throws Handgun Out Window, Ends Standoff Peacefully]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:36:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/207*120/chester+County+Welsh+Ayres+Standoff.JPG

Emergency response teams descended on a Chester County neighborhood lined with large suburban homes Wednesday morning amid reports that two armed intruders were holding a woman in a home.

The claims made by the caller the caused the armed standoff along Welsh Ayers Way in Uwchlan Township just after 8 turned out to be false, Uwchlan Township police said. 

Neighbors received reverse 911 calls as crews established a perimeter, police said.

SWAT could be seen outside the home as police appeared to speak to a man inside a second-floor window who police say made the initial 911 call and claimed to be armed.

After about two hours the man's wife came out of the front door unharmed. The man later tossed his handgun out the window, police said.

Police could be seen placing a ladder next to the window and the man coming down. Police patted then men down then led him away to a waiting police vehicle.

Uwchlan police said the standoff was over by 11:40 a.m. after SWAT searched the home and found no intruders.

"It has now been determined that the original caller was experiencing a mental health issue and that there was no actual criminal activity occurring," police said in a news release.

No word if the man could face any charges.

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<![CDATA[Big Rig Jackknifes on Busy Center City On-Ramp]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:04:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/199*120/22nd+Street+Ramp+676+Truck.JPG

A big rig jackknifed Monday morning on a Center City ramp that just recently reopened.

The tractor-trailer crash block the 22nd street ramp onto the westbound Vine Street Expressway (Interstate 676) around 6:45, Pennsylvania State Police said.

No word yet when the crash will be cleared but expect delays in the area, which has been part of the overpass construction project along I-676.

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<![CDATA[Suspect in Murder of Ex Dead After 7 Hour Standoff]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:35:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Germantown+Haines+Street+Standoff.jpg

The suspect sought in the deadly shooting of his ex-girlfriend is dead after killing himself during a seven hour-long standoff with police in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood, police said.

The 32-year-old man, whose identity has yet to be released, barricaded himself inside a home about the 1300 block of Haines Street around 6 p.m. Tuesday. Police said he fired several shots at officers before holing up in the rowhome.

"He discharged a weapon three different times. When this began he was on the roof. At least one round was fired at officers," Capt. Sekou Kinebrew said.

Police believe he is the man who shot and killed a 25-year-old woman outside her home on the 1200 block of Sanger Street around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. The woman has been described as his ex-girlfriend.

The man then fled in his car but crashed at Hunting Park and Broad Street before fleeing the scene on foot, police said.

The SWAT Team was called in to negotiate with the man. Kinebrew would not discuss the man's demands. Around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, SWAT officers entered the home after hearing a gunshot.

Kinebrew said they found the man dead in the living room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Both deaths remain under investigation. A motive for the woman's killing was not immediately released.

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<![CDATA[1 Woman Dies, Another Hurt in Daytime Shootings in Philly]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:23 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Logan+Frankford+Women+Shot+Split.jpg

Police are investigating two separate shootings that left one woman dead and another critically injured in Philadelphia Tuesday.

A shirtless gunman shot a woman in the face as she drove along a Philadelphia street Tuesday morning then got in another car and fled. Later in the day, a woman in another neighborhood was shot and killed.

The first shooting occurred in the city's Logan neighborhood around 7:45 a.m. A 42-year-old woman, identified by family members as Yadira Torres, was driving on the way to work on N 11th and W Rockland streets when a bullet went through her vehicle and struck her in the left side of her cheek before exiting out of her neck.

"It's just another tragic case of senseless violence," Philadelphia Police Captain Malachi Jones said during an afternoon press conference. "Here you have a woman on her way to work, first thing in the morning, and this unfortunate incident happens. It's very alarming to say the least."

Medics rushed Torres to nearby Einstein Medical Center where she is in critical but stable condition, police said.

Police don't believe Torres was the intended target and instead say an unidentified gunman was shooting at another man.

"All indicators are she had nothing whatsoever to do with this incident," Captain Jones said.

The gunshot appeared to come from a man wearing no shirt and blue sweat pants who fired a weapon from about a half block away on the 4800 block of Marvine Street, police said. After the shooting the shirtless man got into a gold Lincoln Town Car and drove off.

Police also say a man, who they believe was the gunman's intended target, was caught on surveillance video fleeing on foot eastbound on Rockland Street moments after the shooting. They say he was wearing a black and white hat, black and white sneakers and blue jeans.

The second shooting occurred around 1:15 p.m. A gunman opened fire on a woman along the 1200 block of Sanger Street in Frankford. 

The 25-year-old woman died a short time later at Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia Police said.

The SWAT Team could be seen focused on a home in the minutes after the shooting.

A suspect in the woman's death was found at a home in the Germantown section of Philadelphia several hours later. The man allegedly fired shots at responding officers and remains inside the house. Sources also told NBC10 the man is the victim's ex-boyfriend.

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<![CDATA[SEPTA Train Strikes, Kills Man on Tracks in Montco]]> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:47:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/SEPTA_Generic_SEPTA_Train.jpg

A SEPTA train struck and killed a pedestrian Monday morning causing the suspension of a busy Regional Rail line.

SEPTA stopped service between Lansdale, Montgomery County and Doylestown, Bucks County on its Lansdale Doylestown Line after a Doylestown-bound train struck and killed a man just north of the Fortuna Station on Cowpath Road in Lansdale around 9:20 a.m., SEPTA said.

Service remained suspended for more than two hours as the agency and police investigated the death.

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