<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Breaking News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/breaking http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usSun, 23 Oct 2016 16:27:44 -0400Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:27:44 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Deliveryman Finds Burned Body Near Tracks]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:04:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Allegheney+Ave+Body+Found+Philly+Crime+Scene+Unit.JPG

A burned body was found on the side of a driveway leading to railroad tracks in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood Friday morning.

A delivery driver made the grisly discovery around 7 a.m. near a laundromat along E Allegheny Avenue near Witte Street.

Police sources with knowledge of the investigation told NBC10's Deanna Durante that it appeared to be a man and that it appeared he was dumped at the site then torched. The man was shot then driven to the site where he was dumped and set ablaze, said sources.

A truck driver found the smoldering remains while making a delivery to a nearby business, said witnesses.

A planned autopsy could reveal more details about the death.

The area is known in the neighborhood as "drug alley" and neighbors have asked the city to clean up trash in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police.

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<![CDATA[Small Plane Goes Down in South Jersey Backyard]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:21:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/Aircraft+Crashes.JPG

A single-engine plane crashed in the backyard of a Camden County home Wednesday afternoon, trapping two people in the wreckage.

The aircraft landed upside down in the backyard of a home along Linden Avenue in Lindenwold shortly before 1 p.m. after somehow missing houses.

"It looks like it came between four homes kind of on a diagonal, struck some trees and then ended up on the ground," said Lindenwold Police Chief Tom Brennan.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later, you could see firefighters from Lindenwold and Cherry Hill working on the aircraft that crashed into some trees and split into two.

"You could tell something wasn't right," said Willie Jones who heard the plane go down. "It was too low. The sound was too low."

After more than 30 minutes, crews pulled two men, the 66-year-old pilot and a 72-year-old passenger, from the upside down cockpit. Medics medivaced one occupant and took the other by ambulance -- they were conscious and breathing -- to Cooper University Hospital, said investigators. Police said they are expected to survive and their injuries appeared to be non-life-threatening. No one on the ground was hurt.

"It's kind of crazy," said Cydnei, who lives next door to the yard where the plane crashed. "There are so many houses and trees around here but somehow it managed to miss like everything."

Officials say the plane took off from Flying W Airport in Medford, New Jersey but it's unclear where it was headed. A search of the FAA registry shows the plane is a 1946 Ercoupe 415-C registered to a man from Chesapeake City, Cecil County, Maryland. Investigators said 911 calls alerted them to the crash.

Besides the wreckage, crews also needed to clean up a fuel leak, said investigators.

County hazardous materials crews and the Federal Aviation Administration were called to investigate the scene, said Camden County spokesman Dan Keeshen.

Streets surrounding the crash were closed throughout the day but were later reopened late Wednesday afternoon.

It had been about 45 years since the last time a plane went down in Lindenwold.

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<![CDATA[Philly Officer Dies After Collapsing at Courthouse]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:11:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Officer+BAMBERGER.jpg

A Philadelphia Police officer died after suffering an apparent "massive" heart attack at Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center Tuesday morning.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said a fellow worker in the courthouse found Officer Douglas Bamberger, a 16-year veteran, unresponsive in the courthouse around 7:30 a.m. and called 9-1-1.

"We do not know how long he was unresponsive," said Ross, who added that Bamberger had gone to the ninth floor shortly before 7 a.m. The officer was assigned to the Court Liaison Unit.

Police, paramedics and other rescue personnel rushed to the CJC at 13th and Filbert streets to help Bamberger, 41. He is survived by his wife and two children.

"People started CPR immediately," said Ross.

Paramedics managed to revive him on the way to Hahnemann Hospital, Ross said. It was believed, initially, that the officer may have suffered a "massive" heart attack, said Ross.

The courthouse continued normal operations Tuesday morning.

<![CDATA['Hostile Intruder' Puts NJ Community College on Lockdown]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:41:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/207*120/Cumberland+County+College.JPG

A South Jersey community college was put on lockdown for a brief period Friday morning due to a “hostile intruder.”

“Cumberland County College is on LOCKDOWN,” said a message on the Vineland community college’s website.

The lockdown was put in place before 10 a.m. due to a robbery at an off-campus Subway restaurant, said campus security. The lockdown lasted only a briefly as Vineland Police gave the all clear by 10:10 a.m.

Before the lockdown was lifted, the school suggested students “remain in a safe location until additional instructions are received. Silence and mobile devices. If you are not on campus please stay away.”

No word yet if the Subway robber was captured.

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<![CDATA[14 Children Hurt in Del. School Bus Crash]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:47:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/201*120/School+Bus+Crash+Bear.JPG

A school bus crash in Delaware left 14 children hospitalized Friday morning.

The bus collided with a minivan around 7:05 a.m. at Pulaski Highway (U.S. Route 40) near Scotland Drive in Bear, said Delaware State Police.

The injuries to the children appeared to be minor as the children were taken to A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children as a precaution, said police.

No word yet on what caused the wreck.

A school bus also crashed in Pemberton, New Jersey Friday morning leaving the driver of a car injured, said Burlington County dispatchers. No one on the bus was hurt.

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<![CDATA[Police: Report of Abduction Unfounded ]]> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 19:01:07 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Possible-Abduction-North-Ph.jpg

Officials say a reported abduction in North Philadelphia is unfounded.

A witness told police he was walking on 600 E. Erie Avenue at 8:50 p.m. Sunday behind an unidentified woman. The witness then said he saw a man get out of a black vehicle and strike the woman in the head with a baseball bat. The witness told police the man then dragged the woman into his car and drove eastbound on Erie.

After launching an investigation, officials determined the witness was hallucinating and an abduction did not occur, according to a law enforcement source.

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<![CDATA[Motorcycle Crash Closes Pa. Turnpike]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:30:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/210*120/Pennsylvania+Turnpike+Crash.JPG

State Police closed the Pennsylvania Turnpike westbound in suburban Philadelphia Thursday afternoon after a motorcycle struck a state trooper’s cruiser.

The trooper wasn’t in the car at the time of the wreck in Tredyffrin Township, west of the Valley Forge Interchange (Exit 326), around 12:45 p.m., said state police. The trooper wasn't hurt.

A man and a woman on the motorcycle, however, suffered serious injuries that required medical helicopter transport, said police.

As crews tended to the injured and investigated, all westbound traffic was forced off at Valley Forge, said police. The roadway remained closed for hours and police expected it to remain closed into the evening rush.

Traffic backed up for miles approaching the scene. Traffic congestion also developed in the eastbound lanes between Downingtown (Exit 312) and Valley Forge, said the Turnpike Commission.

The turnpike suggested taking "Exit 328A to U.S. Route 202 South to U.S. Route 30 West to State Route 100 North" to get back to the Downingtown Interchange.

No word yet on what led to the wreck. As SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see the motorcycle in the roadway. Police said no other vehicles were involved.

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<![CDATA[Deadly Crash Along Kelly Drive]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:19:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/Kelly+Drive+Closure.JPG

A driver struck a man crossing Philadelphia’s busy Kelly Drive Thursday morning, leaving the roadway closed for more than an hour.

A man in his 60s or 70s died after being struck by a 75-year-old woman driving a 2016 Subaru along the Schuylkill River drive near Brewery Hill Drive in Fairmount Park around 9:45 a.m., said Philadelphia Police.

Medics rushed the man to Hahnemann Hospital where he died a short time later.

After more than an hour, the roadway reopened between Fountain Green and Lemon Hill drives, said police.

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<![CDATA[Crews Free Horse Stuck in Mud]]> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 19:54:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/177*120/Thornbury+Horse+Stuck+in+Mud.JPG

Crews spent hours Wednesday rescuing a horse named Cyrus stuck in the mud at a Chester County farm. Eventually a large crane was used to lift the horse to freedom.

A large presence of animal rescuers could be seen trying to free Cyrus, a 1,700-pound Clydesdale, from a mud pit at Thornbury Farms, near Thornbury Road, in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The horse got stuck around 10:30 a.m. and remained stuck for nearly four hours.

The West Chester Fire Department led the rescue effort that resulted in Cyrus being hoisted from the hole around 2:30 p.m. The horse was heavily sedated as a large crane lifted it from the mud.

Later Wednesday, posts to social media by an account linked to Heartland Farm Stables showed Cyrus up and eating. 

The posts said the horse would be observed overnight.

No word yet on how 18-year-old hCyrus, which is boarded at the farm, got trapped.

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<![CDATA[Vandalism Spree Leaves Car Windows Smashed in Fairmount]]> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 13:56:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Fairmount+Broken+Car+Window+Car+Vandal.JPG

Dozens of drivers found their cars vandalized -- some with windows shattered -- in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood Wednesday morning.

"It's not fun, especially in the morning," said Tom Sulimay, who spent his morning cleaning glass out of his SUV.

Police learned of the vandalism along Poplar Street near Ridge Avenue, N 25th Street near Girard College and Parrish Street from 22nd to 25th streets shortly before 5 a.m.

The car window-breaking, denting vandal or vandals struck at least 26 cars, said Philadelphia Police.

"They didn't take anything out of the cars," said Sulimay.

No word yet on exactly when the vandalism occurred.

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<![CDATA[Fire Breaks Out at Philly Inquirer's Montco Print Plant]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 22:05:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/Philly+Inquirer+Conshy+Fire.JPG

Fire broke out Wednesday morning at a Montgomery County building holding Philadelphia Inquirer offices and printing press.

No word yet on the extent of damage caused by the blaze at the building along River Road, on the banks of the Schuylkill River, in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania that broke out around 9:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported, said dispatchers.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, you could see firefighters guiding a hose into one of the loading docks of the building.

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<![CDATA[Big Rig Spills Roofing Materials, Closes NE Extension]]> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 14:01:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/208*120/476+ax+gallery+5.JPG

Drivers were urged to avoid the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike for hours Wednesday due to an overturned tractor-trailer.

The flatbed big rig flipped in the southbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near milepost 35, after the Quakertown Interchange (A44), around 7:50 a.m.

The wreck left roofing materials all over the roadway and caused a massive backup as drivers were told to get off at the Quakertown Interchange and take Route 663 to Route 309 south. The Turnpike commission urged drivers to bail out at the Lehigh Valley Interchange (A56) to avoid the traffic in the Quakertown area.

The roadway remained clear south of the Lansdale Interchange (A31).

No life-threatening injuries were reported.

Crews finally cleaned up the mess and got the roadway reopened around 1:45 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Murder Charges in Arson That Killed 2 Del. Firefighters]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:00:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/185*120/Beatriz+Fana-Ruiz.jpg

A fire that killed two Wilmington firefighters and left others burned has been ruled an arson and a woman who lived in the home has been arrested on murder charges, the Wilmington Fire Department said.

Beatriz Fana-Ruiz, the 27-year-old daughter of the homeowner at 1927 Lakeview Road, was arrested without incident Thursday morning, said the state fire marshal. In earlier interviews with law enforcement she admitted to using an open flame to light the fire inside the basement of her family's home, said a criminal complaint.[[395341311, C]]

The blaze left Wilmington Fire Lt. Christopher Leach, 41, and Wilmington Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes, 51 dead. Leach, who was assigned to Ladder 2, and Fickes, who was assigned to Squad 4, were two of the several firefighters who responded to the fire at a row home in a development called Canby Park in Wilmington.

Fana-Ruiz was temporarily living in the home when it caught fire early Saturday, said the fire marshal.

Investigators said Fana-Ruiz told them she went down to the basement to retrieve some items. Initially she told investigators she didn't remember what happened next because she was drunk and on anxiety medication, said the criminal complaint. Two people in the home saw Fana-Ruiz go to the basement shortly before the fire broke out.

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Fana-Ruiz faces two counts of 1st-degree murder for the firefighters' deaths. She also faces four counts of assault for injuries sustained by Lt. John Cawthray, Senior Firefighter Ardythe Hope, Senior Firefighter Terence Tate and Firefighter Brad Speakman.

The suspect also faces one count of arson and seven counts of reckless endangerment, said the fire department.

Local and federal investigators, including ATF officials, could be seen sorting through the rubble for clues in the days after the fire.

The news of an arrest comes as the community mourns the two fallen firefighters with viewings and funerals set to begin Thursday night with a public viewing for Fickes. Both funerals on Friday are private but a public memorial service is set for Saturday at the Chase Center on the Riverfront.

A judge arraigned Fana-Ruiz Thursday and sent her to New Castle County jail on $3 million bail. [[394677321, C]]

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<![CDATA[2 Kids, Pregnant Woman Hurt in Philly School Bus Wreck]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:02:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/208*120/Port+Richmond+Alleghney+School+Bus+Crash.JPG

A school bus crash in Philadelphia left two children and a pregnant woman hospitalized.

The bus and another vehicle collided at Richmond Street and Allegheny Avenue in Port Richmond just after 8:15 a.m.

Medics transported two children on the bus to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children for treatment for minor injuries, said Philadelphia Police.

A pregnant woman in the other car was taken to Hahnemann Hospital for observation, said police.

No word yet on what caused the crash.

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<![CDATA[School Bus Strikes Pole in Camden County]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:35:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000017273964_1200x675_774768195671.jpg SkyForce10 was over the accident at Black Horse Pike and Kendall Boulevard in Oaklyn Wednesday morning. No word yet if anyone was hurt.]]> <![CDATA[SEPTA Train Strikes Man Dangling Onto Market-Frankford Line]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:43:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Market+Frankford+Line+Huntingdon+station+Train+Strikes+Man.JPG

SEPTA riders along the Market-Frankford Line should expect delays Thursday after a train struck a man who had his legs dangling onto the tracks.

The man was either lying on the platform or sitting – his legs hanging over the edge – at the Huntingdon Station shortly before 10 a.m., said SEPTA.

No word yet on how badly the man was hurt.

The transit agency suspended all trains and shuttled passengers shuttled between Allegheny and Berks stations and warned commuters to expect delays. After about 45 minutes, they announced that all trains in both directions would board on the eastbound platforms.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later you could see officers and SEPTA employees on the platform as the stopped train remained at the station.

Service resumed to normal around 11:15 a.m., said SEPTA.

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<![CDATA[Car Firebombing Leaves Man With Burns]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:53:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/North+Philly+Firebombing+Torched+Car.JPG

Someone possibly firebombed a car in Philadelphia Thursday morning leaving a person with second-degree burns over much of his body.

Medics rushed the person in the car to Temple University Hospital after the incident at Dauphin and N Cleveland streets in North Philadelphia around 5:30 a.m., said firefighters.

The blast rocked nearby homes and blasted out the windows of the car. After the blast, the victim ran out of the burning vehicle yelling "I got burnt," said witnesses.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze and police joined the investigation.

The victim told investigators someone in a green can threw something at his car, causing the blast. But, police said there was no immediate evidence to confirm that account.

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<![CDATA[Suspicious Package Scare at Rutgers Parking Garage]]> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:14:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/rutgers+university+generic+FB+courtesy.jpg

Rutgers University urged people to avoid a New Brunswick parking garage for a couple hours Monday morning as police investigated a suspicious package.

The item found at the Douglass Parking Deck off George Street in New Brunswick around 8 a.m. turned out not be dangerous, said the university.

No injuries were reported as shortly after 10 a.m., the university deemed the package "safe" and thanked everyone "for your patience" as they reopened the area around the garage.

"The Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) has determined that the package discovered in the Douglass Parking Deck is safe," said a university statement. "All facilities in the area are open and operating normally."

No word yet on what type of device was being investigated.

During the investigation, students wondered on social media if classes would be canceled. Classes went on as normal Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[Head-on Wreck Closes Montco Road]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:28:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Whitemarsh+Crash+Flourtown+Road.JPG

Two cars collided head-on along a Montgomery County road Friday morning, leaving one driver dead.

The wreck closed Flourtown Road near Joshua Road in Lafayette Hill, Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania before daybreak.

S 1996 Ford Contour traveling westbound crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided with a 2003 Ford Explorer. Kenneth Greene, who was behind the wheel of the Contour died while the other driver was treated and released by doctors at Chestnut Hill Hospital, said Whitemarsh Township Police.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see police standing near the badly-damaged vehicles – both with severe front-end damage. Debris scattered across the roadway and a sport utility vehicle apparently took out part of a fence for one of the large properties nearby.

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<![CDATA[Medics Help Philly Police Officer Onto Stretcher After Crash]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:01:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Philly+Police+Officer+Crash+Stretcher+Frankford.JPG

First responders helped a Philadelphia Police officer himself onto a stretcher after a crash in the Frankford neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

The wreck at Cheltenham and Frankford avenues around 12:30 p.m. left that officer and his partner with non-life-threatening injuries, said police.

Police expected both officers to be treated at Temple University Hospital and released.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later you could see the officer getting out of his police sport utility vehicle and onto a stretcher before being wheeled to a waiting ambulance. A second SUV -- a Toyota Rav4 -- crashed nearby.

The 15th District officers were responding to an officer assist call, driving southbound on Frankford Avenue when the Rav4 -- going eastbound on Cheltenham -- struck the police vehicle, said police.

Doctors at Frankford-Torresdale Hospital treated two people in the Rav4 for minor injuries, said police.

Police didn't immediately file any charges.

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<![CDATA[Crews Rescue 2 From Dangling Scaffold at Delaware Hospital]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:04:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Dangling+Scaffold+Christian+Care+Hospital.JPG

A sideways scaffolding marked the scene where crews rescued two workers at a Delaware hospital building Thursday morning.

The high-angle rescue took place around 10:45 a.m. at a building on the Christiana Care Health System campus along Ogletown-Stanton Road, said New Castle County dispatchers.

Both workers needed help coming down after the scaffold malfunctioned and are expected to be OK, said Christiana Care spokesperson Hiran Ratnayake.

"... a scaffolding malfunction temporarily caused two workers to be stranded on a scaffold at Christiana Hospital until fire rescue personnel were able to safely help them down from the building," said Ratnayake's statement. "Both workers are safe and did not receive any injuries."

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time after the incident, you could see a scaffolding dangling on its side from the side of the building.

It wasn’t clear how high up the workers were when they became stuck, said dispatchers.

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<![CDATA[Boy, 5, Dies in I-78 Wreck]]> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:22:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Deadly+I-78+Crash+Rayvon+Robinson.jpg

Open alcoholic containers were found following a crash that left a 5-year-old New Jersey boy dead and five other people hurt. The wreck closed Interstate 78 in the Lehigh Valley for hours Wednesday morning.

Cars backed up for five miles behind the three-vehicle wreck along I-78 eastbound at mile-marker 70.6 between Route 33 and Route 412 in Lower Saucon Township in Northampton County shortly before 1 a.m.

A Nissan Versa driven by Nadine Walton, 54, of Newark, New Jersey for some reason left the roadway, swerved and struck a guardrail, stopping in the left lane, said Pennsylvania State Police.

A Kia Forte and Doge Caravan then struck the disabled Nissan, said police.

Walton was driving 31-year-old Stefany Stephens, a 2-year-old girl and a 5-year old boy (all from Newark, New Jersey) at the time. The wreck left the boy -- identified by his grandfather as Rayvon Robinson -- dead at the scene -- ejected from his car seat, said police.

Walton and the 2-year-old suffered serious injuries as Stephens suffered undisclosed injuries -- doctors at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest treated the injured, said police.

Each child was in a child safety seat but it wasn't clear if they were properly strapped in, said police.

Police said they found open alcoholic containers inside the Nissan Versa. They hoped to find out if either the driver or passenger were drinking at the time of the crash. The boy's grandfather told NBC10 the family was driving from South Carolina back to their home in New Jersey at the time of the crash. He described Rayvon as a happy child who always had a big smile on his face.

"Oh man, Rayvon was an angel," he said. "He was an angel and sharp as a whip. He could retain anything."

The drivers of the other vehicles suffered less serious injuries and were transported to local hospitals, said police.

As the coroner was called to the scene, all lanes remained closed as of 7 a.m. as the minivan and one of the cars remained badly damaged int he middle of the roadway. The roadway opened up before 1 p.m.

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<![CDATA[I-76 Reopens After Big Rig Wreck]]> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:26:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/241*120/I-76+Crash+Girard.JPG

A wreck involving two tractor-trailers closed the Schuylkill Expressway headed into Philadelphia for about 45 minutes Tuesday morning.

The wreck closed all lanes of Interstate 76 eastbound near Girard Avenue in Philadelphia around 6:15 a.m.

Many emergency vehicles could be seen responding. One person could be seen be loaded into an ambulance. That person was treated at Hahnemann Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash caused a massive backup leading back to Montgomery County. Crews began letting one lane of traffic by around 7 a.m. By 7:30 a.m. all lanes were reopened but delays remained.

With Kelly and Martin Luther King drives already detoured due to President Barack Obama's visit at Eakins Oval, surface streets like Belmont Avenue served as the best routes around the crash.

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<![CDATA[School Bus Crashes in Montco, 1 Hurt]]> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:31:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/203*120/Cheltenham+School+Bus+Crash+Coventry.JPG

One person was hurt as a school bus and car collided in Montgomery County Monday morning.

No children were on board the yellow school bus when it crashed along Coventry Avenue at Cheltenham Avenue around 8:30 a.m., said county dispatchers.

One person was hurt. It wasn’t immediately clear if it was the driver of the bus or the other vehicle.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later, police could be seen blocking part of Cheltenham and Coventry avenues as they investigated.

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<![CDATA[Auto Body Shop Goes Up in Flames Along NJ Road]]> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:15:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/Route+73+Michaels+Auto+Body+Shop+Fire.JPG

Fire broke out Monday at a South Jersey auto body shop sending flames into the morning sky and causing traffic troubles along a busy route.

The blaze at Michael’s Auto Body shop along Route 73 in Cinnaminson caused two lanes of northbound Route 73 to be closed as firefighters tried to douse the flames around 6 a.m.

"There was a massive explosion," said witness Bob Marshall. "It was a ball, like a bomb went off inside -- probably one of the cars."

No one was hurt in the two-alarm blaze, said Burlington County dispatchers

Crews battled the flames as heavy smoke rose into the air. Witnesses said they could see the smoke on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River. 

The fire scene was on the roadway leading up to the Tacony-Palmyra and Betsy Ross bridges, causing traffic issues through the morning rush.

Firefighters had the blaze under control and out by 7:45 a.m., said dispatchers.

Investigators blocked off the parking lot leading to the body shop as they searched for a cause midday Monday.

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<![CDATA[Gunfire Claims Woman in Trenton]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:20:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Trenton+Homicide+Spring+Street.JPG

A woman was shot and killed in Trenton midday Friday, said Trenton Police.

Investigators didn’t immediately reveal details about the killing along Spring Street near Calhoun Street around 11:15 a.m. outside of saying the woman died at the scene.

As SkyForce10 hovered over the murder scene, police could be seen gathered outside a home.

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force also joined the investigation, said police.

No word yet on a description of the killer.

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<![CDATA[Heat Is on: Local Schools to Close Early Friday]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:01:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/school+empty+classroom.jpg

Just days after the school year has begun, the school day is already being cut short for Philadelphia public and parochial school students due to excessive heat.

With temperatures expected in the 90s with high humidity Friday, the Philadelphia School District announced that all schools would close at noon Friday.

The heat also will impact after-school activities.

"All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development classes scheduled for Friday are canceled as well," said the district in a news release. "All District early childhood centers will remain open as per their regular schedule. In addition, administrative offices will be open according to their regular schedule."

Philadelphia schools dismissed as normal Thursday despite temps pushing into the high 90s.

The district urged parents and students to check the website and call 215-400-4636 for more details.

Philadelphia Catholic schools will also close early Friday, following the school district's lead.

Camden City, Haddon Township and Trenton public schools in New Jersey as well as Reading and Upper dublin Townships schools in Pennsylvania also reported they would close early on Friday.

A list of local schools closed early this week due to the heat and humidity.

Keep up to date with any other school closings or early dismissals posted to the school closing section.

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<![CDATA[30-Foot NJ School Bus Yard Fireball Burns Worker]]> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:33:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Egg+Harbor+Township+Fuel+School+Bus+Yard+Explosion.JPG

A fuel pump explosion at a South Jersey school bus depot sent a fireball 30-feet into the air and left one worker hurt.

The blast shook the Egg Harbor Township School District transportation building along Swift Avenue around 9:30 a.m. The yard is near E.H. Slaybaugh and close to H. Russell Swift Elementary schools.

The blast didn't put any students or school staff in danger, said police and school officials.

"The gasoline tank exploded after it had already been emptied," said interim Egg Harbor Township school superintendent Fred Nicklas.

Workers from DeMaio's Environmental Contracting Consulting and Engineering were in the process of cutting open the tank for environmentally-regulated cleaning when the fumes inside sparked, said Nicklas.

"The worker himself was thrown approximately six feet," said Nicklas.

The worker remained conscious as medics took him to the hospital for treatment for burns to his head and body, said Nicklas.

Egg Harbor Township Police described the incident as a construction accident in the fueling area for school buses.

"Construction is currently being done to the underground fuel tanks," police said on Facebook.

"Those nearby heard the explosion and saw the flame," said Nicklas.

OSHA and police planned to investigate.

"This was an accident that no one anticipated happening but it did," said Nicklas.

The work on removing and cleaning the old tanks continued Wednesday afternoon, said school officials.

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<![CDATA[Dump Truck Dings Delco Home]]> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 08:44:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/211*120/Media+Dump+Truck+Crash.JPG

A dump truck crashed into a Delaware County home Tuesday morning.

Luckily, no one was hurt when the truck went up on the lawn of a home along Garfield Road near Chew Road in Media, Pennsylvania around 7:45 a.m.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later you could see the truck near the front of the home.

The exact extent of damage wasn’t clear but Pennsylvania State Police said the truck only "dinged" the house.

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<![CDATA[I-95 Reopens After Big Rig Slams Into Firetruck]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:03:57 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/217*120/Truck+Firetruck+Crash+I-95.JPG

A big rig slammed into a firetruck bringing traffic on Interstate 95 to a screeching halt for hours early Thursday and leaving five Philadelphia firefighters hurt.

The tractor-trailer crossed lanes and slammed into the stopped firetruck in the southbound left-hand shoulder around 3 a.m. under the Chestnut Street overpass/Penn's Landing Tunnel in Old City.

"It was chaotic out here," said NBC10 photo journalist Pete Kane who witnessed the wreck in his rear-view mirror.

The wreck left five Philadelphia firefighters from Ladder 16 and the big rig driver with minor injuries. Doctors at Hahnemann Hospital treated the firefighters while the truck driver went to Jefferson Hospital – all in stable condition.

The firefighters were responding to a minor crash when the big rig came across the lanes and slammed into the fire truck, said Kane. Despite the crash, firefighters could be seen running to help out other motorists. [[391982361, C]]

"Normally when I come up to an accident the firemen are the ones going to help people, it was just so eerie that they were the ones needing help, but they went back to the cab to make sure the tractor-trailer driver was OK, make sure the people in the car were OK even though (the firefighters) were injured themselves, it was something different to see." Said Kane. "When it happened it was like something out of a movie, when you look in your mirror and you see a tractor-trailer going across the roadway, not knowing what’s going to happen next, it was very chaotic out here at the time. These firemen, they were hurt, but they also did their job."

The wreck caused a major backup as motorists stuck behind the crash and bailed out onto Center City Streets.

Around 6 a.m., crews allowed the left lane to snake by to clear out the backed up cars. They then cleared the crashed vehicles and got the roadway reopened shortly after 7 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Gas Main Break Causes NJ Business Evacuations]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:22:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/196*120/Stokes+and+Dixontown+Road+MEdford+NJ.JPG

Construction workers struck a gas main in South Jersey Tuesday morning causing the evacuation of some nearby businesses.

The line was struck in the area of Stokes and Dixontown roads in Medford around 9 a.m.

Some nearby businesses were evacuated as a caution but the Starbucks in nearby Ironstone Village Center remained opened despite one of its entrances being blocked off.

No injuries were reported.

It took crews around two hours to fix the leak.

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<![CDATA[Wild Crash Leaves Trail of Debris in NJ]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:45:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Haddon+ave+Camden+Wreck.jpg

A speeding car crashed along a normally busy South Jersey roadway overnight leaving a trail of debris that impacted people, homes and other vehicles.

"There's stuff everywhere, 100 feet around the car," said witness Walter Dilson.

The unidentified driver of a maroon Chrysler 300 lost control along Haddon Avenue at Newton Avenue in Camden, New Jersey (not far from Cooper University Hospital) around 2 a.m. and slammed into at cars and the porches of some homes.

"The vehicle was one fire, and, like I said, the cops showed off immediately afterwards and he said, 'stay away,'" said Dilson.

The crash left the driver critically injured, ejected from the car, said Camden County Police.

People in a car he sideswiped were treated and released for undisclosed injuries, said police sources.

Car parts, bricks, stone, parts of a porch and a downed pole remained on the scene as investigators tried to figure out exactly what caused the wreck that also left seven parked cars damaged.

Investigators were working under the premise that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the wreck, said police.

Residents from six homes were displaced as crews determined if the homes are structurally sound. A crew was called in to demolish a dangling porch.

Expect traffic closures throughout the morning as crews investigate and work to clear the debris.

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<![CDATA[Break Sends Water Gushing Onto Roosevelt Blvd., Slows Cars]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:38:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Roosevelt+Boulevard+Water+Main+Break1.JPG

A water main break sent water gushing onto the busy Roosevelt Boulevard (Route 1) Monday morning.

The break, which happened late Sunday night, closed lanes of the southbound Boulevard after Fox Street and caused traffic to back up all the way up to Wissahickon Avenue as cars snaked past the scene.

As of 6:15 a.m. Monday, the traffic troubles continued with only two lanes getting by as crews worked to clear the scene near Henry Avenue in East Falls.

No word yet on when traffic will flow smoothly again.

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<![CDATA[Pa. Girl, 3, Taken from Her Home Found Safe in NYC]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:03:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Amber+Alert+Ava+Byrne.jpg

A 3-year-old girl from Luzerne County who Pennsylvania State Police issued an Amber Alert for Friday was found in New York City and is safely in the custody of authorities.

Wearing only a diaper, brown-haired Ava Byrne, 3, was taken from from a property on Vine Street in Nescopeck Borough -- about 10 miles from Wilkes Barre -- around 12:30 a.m., police said.

She was allegedly taken by Robert Byrne, 24, who stands around 5-foot, 9-inches tall and weighs around 215 pounds, state police said.

Byrne was found about 2 p.m. in New York City, police said.

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<![CDATA[3 Firefighters Hurt in Delaware Plant Blaze]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:20:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/IKO+Global+Delaware+Fire+Ground+Shot.jpg

Three Delaware firefighters were hurt fighting a blaze at a Edgemoor manufacturing plant Thursday afternoon, fire officials said.

Flames broke out around 1 p.m. at the IKO Global facility along the 100 block of Hay Road. The plant makes roofing shingles.

The fire began in a warehouse holding supplies for the manufacturing process, the Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office said.

Brandywine Hundreds Fire Company Chief Tom Finocchiaro told NBC10's Tim Furlong that one firefighter suffered smoke inhalation and two were overcome with heat exhaustion.

All three were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. Their conditions were not immediately known.

The fire marshal said the fire began when welders were working on pipes in the building. The fire was ruled accidental.

Damage is extensive and could run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, the fire marshal said.

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<![CDATA[Arrest in Theft of Wounded Warrior Bicycles]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:48:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Roy-Bowman.jpg

Police arrested a man accused of stealing thousands of dollars' worth of bicycle equipment from the Wounded Warrior Project.

Roy Bowman, 48, was arrested and charged with theft and receiving stolen property.

The investigation began on August 13 at 8 a.m. when police responded to the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel at 500 Stevens Drive in Tinicum Township. Police were informed that a U-Haul truck in the parking lot of the hotel that contained multiple bicycles, parts and equipment belonging to the Wounded Warrior Project had been stolen. The materials had an estimated value of $37,000.

The driver of the truck told police he had parked the vehicle at the hotel parking lot around 11 p.m. August 12 and it was stolen at some point between then and the morning of August 13. The theft occurred hours before the project's annual Soldier Ride in Philadelphia.

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Police Department Major Crimes Unit received information reporting that the stolen bikes and parts were inside a garage in a home on the 4100 block of Sterling Street in Philadelphia and that the man who lived at the home drove a silver Chevy Trailblazer. Later that day, investigators went to the home and observed the Trailblazer pulling up to the back of the property. They then spotted someone removing a dark-colored Trek racing bicycle from the rear of the Chevy and placing it in the back of the property.

After obtaining a search warrant for the home, police spotted Bowman inside, investigators said. Bowman allegedly jumped up from the living room, ran towards the back of the property and then stopped after seeing officers in the back. Bowman was arrested and police recovered four of the stolen Wounded Warrior bicycles, equipment and parts valued at $8,000, according to officials.

Police continue to investigate the thefts. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. James Simpkins, Jr. at 610-521-3830.

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<![CDATA[Water Main Break at Montco Mall]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:23:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Cheltenham+Mall+Parking+Lot+water+Main+Break+Chik-Fil-A.JPG

A water main break sent a muddy mess onto the parking lot of a Montgomery County Mall Tuesday morning.

The main broke at the Cheltenham Square Mall along Cheltenham Avenue in Wyncote, Pennsylvania around daybreak.

The break appeared to happen near the mall and send water gushing along the parking lot toward the Chik-fil-A restaurant along Cheltenham Avenue. Some cars continued to drive through the water as it flowed.

Crews eventually shut off the water and began to cleanup the mess.

No word yet on what caused the break and no injuries were reported.

Part of the mall appears to be under renovation with fences blocking off parts of the property, which sold last year for $30 million.

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<![CDATA[Arrest in Shooting That Killed Man and Injured Girl ]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:09:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Samuel+James+Burlington+County+Shooter.jpg

Police arrested a man accused of opening fire on a South Jersey block over the weekend, killing a man and injuring a 5-year-old girl.

Samuel James, 26, of Burlington Township was arrested in Barrington, Camden County Monday after being charged in the murder of 24-year-old Byron Turner.

Authorities say James opened fire on the 100 block of East Federal Street in Burlington City just before 7 p.m. Saturday, killing Turner with a gunshot to the head. A 5-year-old girl who was on the block at the time also suffered injuries while fleeing the gunfire, police said, although they said she was not shot as initially thought.

A warrant was issued for James' arrest. He was apprehended at the home of an acquaintance in Barrington, New Jersey Monday by members of the Burlington County Sheriff's Department Warrant Unit, officials said. His bail was set at $1 million and he will be lodged in the Burlington County Jail. He will appear in Superior Court Tuesday in Burlington County.

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<![CDATA[Missing Boys, 10 & 11, Found Safe]]> Sat, 06 Aug 2016 21:32:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/missing3.png

The search Saturday for two missing boys last seen in the Frankford section of Philadelphia ended with a happy reunion.

The 10- and 11-year-olds were last seen Saturday afternoon leaving a home on Salem Street near Torresdale Avenue.

The boys were found safe Saturday evening at a relatives house.

<![CDATA[Popular Montco Pub Catches Fire]]> Sat, 06 Aug 2016 20:25:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/205*120/Davincis+Pub+Fire.JPG

Firefighters evacuated a popular Montgomery County pub Saturday after a fire erupted from the roof.

The fire broke out at DaVinci's Pub along Main Street in Collegeville, Pennsylvania around 3:30 p.m. and was borught under control, said firefighters.

The building was evacuated and no injuries or transports were reported. The smoke was initially seen coming from the porch roof of the building, but it remained unclear where the fire started.

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<![CDATA[Water Main Break Sends Muck Onto Roosevelt Boulevard]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:55:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/200*120/Roosevelt+Boulevard+Levick+Water+Main+Break.JPG

A water main break sent water and mud onto the busy Roosevelt Boulevard overnight.

The 12-inch main broke around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the northbound outer lanes by Levick Street, said Philadelphia firefighters.

The break buckled the roadway and blocked all northbound lanes of Route 1 for about an hour. It continued to block the outer lanes after daybreak.

The Philadelphia Water Department shut off the main and began repairs. As of mid-afternoon, the outer lanes remained closed and crews expected to continue working for several hours.

No injuries were reported and no water appeared to get into nearby homes but it did impact a nearby Dunkin' Donuts.

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