<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Breaking News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/breaking http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Sat, 05 Sep 2015 01:49:58 -0400 Sat, 05 Sep 2015 01:49:58 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Big Rig Strikes, Kills Pedestrian in Bucks]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:26:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/197*120/Big+Rig+Crash+Street+Road.JPG

A tractor-trailer struck and killed a busy along a busy Bucks County road Thursday evening.

The deadly wreck left Street Road closed near Johnsville Boulevard in Warminster, Pennsylvania around 6 p.m.

The big rig stopped after striking the person.

No word yet on the identity of the victim.



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<![CDATA[Crash Pins Car Under School Bus]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:10:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/229*120/Castor+Avneue+Juniata+School+Bus+Crash+Car.JPG

A car wound up partially pinned under a school bus after a rear-end crash in Philadelphia.

The driver of the silver sedan ran off after striking the Huntingdon Valley Christian Academy yellow bus at Castor and Wyoming avenues in the Juniata section of the city around 5:45 p.m. Thursday.

There were two students on the bus at the time, said police. Neither was injured.

After the wreck, the driver went the nearby Wawa store to call a family member, said investigators.

Once the driver returned, police cited her for driving without a license and towed her car.



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<![CDATA[Parishioners to Get Prime Seating for Papal Mass]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:47:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Secret+Security+Papal+Security+Pope+Map+Parkway+Ticketed+Area.JPG

The area on the Parkway closest to Pope Francis' events later this month will be designated for ticket holders.

That became clear Wednesday when the Secret Service released pedestrian maps for the Papal weekend in Philadelphia -- after the map was posted on the PlanPhilly Facebook page for a full 24 hours, with people speculating what the "Ticket Holders" area on the map meant. It stretches from North 20th Street to the back of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Anne d'Harnoncourt Drive.

The Philadelphia Archdiocese later released a statement explaining the tickets will only be available to their 219 parishes as well as select social service groups.

"Tickets are being made available to the 219 parishes throughout the five-county Archdiocese as well as to Archdiocesan social service ministries, which touch the lives of those whom Pope Francis cares so deeply," said Donna Crilley Farrell, the executive director of the World Meeting of Families. "These plans were put in place to ensure that representatives representing the vibrant life and ongoing work of the Archdiocese were part of these joyful events."

The ticketed area will cover from 20th Street up to the stage, which will be placed in front of the George Washington Statue on Eakins Oval, said the archdiocese. The amount of tickets issued wasn't clear outside of the archdiocese saying they expected to issues tickets to about 15 percent of the estimated 1-million-plus crowd.

The following dioceses received allotments for designated access to the Festival of Families and Papal Mass:

Pennsylvania

  • Allentown
  • Altoona-Johnstown
  • Erie
  • Greensburg
  • Harrisburg
  • Pittsburgh
  • Scranton

New Jersey

  • Camden
  • Trenton

Delaware

  • Wilmington

The World Meeting of Families has repeatedly rallied around the idea that Philadelphia is the only city on the Papal tour where the Pope's events are both public and free. This is the first mention of needing tickets to get up near the Pope's stage. In her statement, Farrell insisted the ticketing will not limit participation for those who don't belong to a local parish. Realistically however, it does mean you can only get up to 20th Street without a ticket.

"It is important to be clear that the announcement of limited ticketing does not limit participation in these events in any way," Farrell said. "There is plenty of room for all who wish to attend. Now, more than ever is the time to declare, I'll Be There!'"

The Archdiocese sent another release later Wednesday night stating that "85 percent of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway" is open to the public.

"The World Meeting of Families strove to keep the vast majority of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway open to the public while also ensuring that parishioners of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which is the host, could be part of this historic event," an Archdiocese spokesperson wrote.

The spokesman also said all World Meeting of Families Congress Participants, representing more than 100 countries, will have access to the Festival of Families and the Papal Mass.

CLICK HERE for information on ticketing for Papal events.

The following streets have been identified as pedestrian routes to all event sites during the Papal visit.  The suggested pedestrian route that is chosen will depend on your transit drop-off location and event site destination.
•    Poplar Street from Poplar Drive to N 27th Street
•    N 27th Street from Poplar Drive to Parrish Street
•    Parrish Street from N 27th Street to N 20th Street
•    N 20th Street from Parrish Street to Green Street
•    Green Street from N 20th Street to N Broad Street
•    N Broad Street from points north to Callowhill Street
•    N 19th Street from Green Street to Spring Garden Street
•    Spring Garden Street from N 19th Street to N Broad Street
•    Callowhill Street from N Broad Street to N 2nd Street
•    N 11th Street from Callowhill Street to Filbert Street
•    N 5th Street from Callowhill Street to the East Side of Franklin Square and the WB ramp of I-676 (Ben Franklin Bridge)
•    Ben Franklin Bridge (WB lanes only) to Camden, NJ
•    N 2nd & S 2nd Streets from Callowhill Street to Dock Street
•    Dock Street from S 2nd Street to Spruce Street
•    Spruce Street from Dock Street to S 18th Street
•    S 10th Street between Locust Street and Spruce Street
•    S Broad Street from Locust Street to all points South toward the Sports Complex
•    S 18th Street from Spruce Street to Walnut Street
•    S 19th Street from Walnut Street to Chestnut Street
•    Chestnut Street from S 19th Street, past 33rd Street and points West
•    Walnut Street from S 18th Street to 33rd Street
•    South Street from Convention Avenue and University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field to 33rd Street
•    33rd Street to Chestnut Street
•    Schuylkill Av from Market Street to Walnut Street
 
The following streets have been identified as pedestrian routes for Parkway ticket holders attending the Festival of Families and World Meeting of Families Prayer Vigil events on Saturday, September 26, 2015 and the Papal Mass on Sunday, September 27, 2015. 
•    N 22nd Street from Green Street to Pennsylvania Avenue
•    Spring Street from N 23rd Street to N 22nd Street
•    Green Street from N 22nd Street to N 20th Street
•    N 21st Street from Green Street to Pennsylvania Avenue
•    Hamilton Street from N 21st Street to Pennsylvania Avenue
•    N 20th Street from Green Street to intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Callowhill Street
•    S 20th Street from Chestnut to N 20th Street and Race Street
•    Cuthbert Street from N 20th Street to N 21st Street
•    N 21st Street from Cuthbert Street to Winter Street
 
Below are the Ben Franklin Parkway event security entry points for ticket holders on Saturday, September 26, 2015 (Festival of Families) and Sunday, September 27, 2015 (Papal Mass), beginning at 6:00 a.m. each day. 
•    Pennsylvania Avenue at the intersection of N 23rd Street and Spring Garden Street
•    N 22nd Street at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Hamilton Street
•    Hamilton Street between N 21st and N 22nd Streets
•    21st Street between Hamilton Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
•    N 20th Street at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Callowhill Street
•    N 20th Street at Race Street
•    N 21st Street at Winter Street
 
The following streets have been identified as pedestrian routes for Ben Franklin Parkway Non-Ticket Holders (General Public) attending the Festival of Families and World Meeting of Families Prayer Vigil events on Saturday, September 26, 2015 and the Papal Mass on Sunday, September 27, 2015.
•    N 19th Street from Spring Garden Street to Wood Street
•    N Broad Street from Callowhill Street to Cherry Street
•    Race Street from N Broad Street to N 15th Street
•    N 15th Street from Race Street to Cherry Street
•    S Broad Street from Chestnut Street to Locust Street
•    S 15th Street from Chestnut Street to Spruce Street
•    S 19th Street from Cherry Street to Chestnut Street
•    18th Street from Cherry Street to John F. Kennedy Boulevard
•    John F. Kennedy Boulevard from 19th Street to 17th Street
•    Market Street from 19th Street to 17th Street
 
Below are the Ben Franklin Parkway event security entry points for non-ticket holders on Saturday, September 26, 2015 ONLY (Festival of Families), beginning at 6:00 a.m. 
•    N 15th Street at Cherry Street
•    N Broad Street at Cherry Street
•    S Broad Street at Chestnut Street
•    S 15th Street at Chestnut Street
•    S17th Street at Market Street
•    S 17th Street at John F. Kennedy Boulevard
 
Below are the Ben Franklin Parkway event security entry points for non-ticket holders on Sunday, September 27, 2015 (Papal Mass), beginning at 6:00 a.m.
•    N 19th Street at Wood Street
•    N 18th Street at Cherry Street
•    N 19th Street at Cherry Street
 
The following streets have been identified as pedestrian routes for Independence Mall ticket holders attending the Meeting for Religious Freedom events on Saturday, September 26, 2015 ONLY. 
•    N 6th Street from Callowhill Street to Race Street
•    Race Street from N 5th Street to N 2nd Street
•    Arch Street from N 5th Street to N 2nd Street
•    Market Street from N 4th Street to N 2nd Street
 
Below are the Independence Mall event security entry points for ticket holders on Saturday, September 26, 2015 ONLY (Meeting for Religious Freedom), beginning at 6:00 a.m. 
•    N 6th Street at Race Street
•    N 5th Street at Race Street
•    N 5th Street at Arch Street
•    N 4th Street at Market Street
•    S 4th Street at Chestnut Street


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<![CDATA[3 Hurt in Crash Along Chester County Road]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:10:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/202*120/Berwyn+Goshen+Road+Car+Overturned.JPG

A medical helicopter was called in to transport at least one of the three victims of a crash in Chester County Wednesday afternoon.

One vehicle overturned, trapping a victim, in the wreck along the 6100 block Goshen Road – near the Kirkwood Preserve – in Berwyn, Pennsylvania around 3:30 p.m., said county dispatchers.

Two people were taken to the hospital and a third was treated at the scene, said dispatchers.

No word on how long it will take to clear the scene along the two-lane road.



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<![CDATA[Serious Crash Closes GSP]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:57:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Garden+State+Parkway+Crash+Galloway+township.JPG

A serious crash closed the Garden State Parkway in South Jersey Tuesday afternoon.

The wreck, which left a sport utility vehicle or minivan in the wrong direction against a barricade, closed all northbound lanes near Exit 40 (White Rose Pike E/US Route 30 in Galloway Township, Atlantic County around 4:30 p.m.

Medics flew the female driver to the hospital in critical condition.

The roadway was closed for nearly two hours before being reopened.

No word yet on what caused the driver to lose control and overturn.



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<![CDATA[Driver in Hit-&-Run That Killed Boy Surrenders: Police]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:53:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Miguel+Colon+David+Alicea.jpg

The driver in a hit-and-run that killed a two-year-old boy and injured his mother in Philadelphia earlier this year surrendered to police Monday afternoon, according to officials.

Miguel Colon, 22, turned himself in at police headquarters on 8th and race streets, investigators said. 

The deadly hit-and-run happened on April 13 at Mascher Street and Lehigh Avenue.

David Alicea, 2, was killed and his mother, 19-year-old Josephine Rivera, was injured.

Investigators say Colon was driving the car that struck Alicea and his mom. An arrest warrant was issued for him Friday.

"I'm happy that he's behind bars now," Rivera told NBC10 Monday night. "Now my baby can rest in peace. I finally have justice for my son." 

Police have not yet revealed the specific charges against Colon.



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<![CDATA[Boy Allegedly Abducted by Dad Found Safe]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:20:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/172*120/Boy+Abducted.jpg

A two-year-old boy who was allegedly taken by his father was found safe Saturday, according to police.

Investigators say they responded to a home on the 5500 block of Walnut Street about 3 a.m. Saturday for the report of someone trying to break into a home.

When officers arrived, the mother of two-year-old Jaiden Elliot told police his father, 25-year-old Jonathan Elliot, broke into the home, punched her in the face several times and then grabbed their son and left the home.

Jonathan Elliot drove away from the scene in a black newer model Nissan Altima with a Pennsylvania license plate number JKT-4916.

Police announced the boy was found safe shortly after 3 p.m. and will be returned to his mother. His father is still not in custody however and police continue to investigate.

If you have any information on the father's whereabouts, please call Southwest Detective Division at 215-686-3183 or call 911.



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<![CDATA[24/7 Chinatown Food Court Set to Open]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:53:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000011746585_1200x675_515510851623.jpg If you're craving Chinese food at any all hours of the day, you're in luck! An around-the-clock food court is set to open in Chinatown in February.]]> <![CDATA[Rush Hour Wreck on Walt Whitman Bridge]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:44:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/WaltWhitmanBridgeClosed.PNG

A car overturned – completely blocking Friday afternoon traffic – on one of the main bridges used to get to the Jersey Shore.

The wreck closed the eastbound Walt Whitman Bridge over the Delaware River around 4:30 p.m.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time alter, a tow truck could be seen working to clear the scene as a long delay backed up into South Philadelphia. It didn't take crews long to right the car and clear the scene but the delays remained.

The route is popular with people going down the Jersey Shore or home from work.

No word yet on injuries.



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<![CDATA[Stray Bullet Grazes Girl, 10, on Philly Playground]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:17:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/191*120/39th+Poplar+10+Year+Old+Shot+Philadelphia+Zoo.JPG

A bullet grazed a 10-year-old girl playing on a playground after gunfire erupted in a neighborhood near the Philadelphia Zoo Wednesday afternoon.

Bullets struck two other people as well after a gunman opened fire following an argument at a corner store near 39th and Poplar streets shortly after noon, said Philadelphia Police.

The shooter continued to fire, more than 20 times in total, as his victims tried to flee, said Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker.

A bullet grazed the arm of the girl, who was playing at a playground, which is across the train tracks from the Philadelphia Zoo, about a block away. Medics rushed her to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in stable condition, said Philadelphia Police.

"There should be no time anywhere in a city when a 10-year-old playing in a playground should be shot by a bullet, they should feel safe in that environment," said Walker.

Walker said it's fortunate no other children playing outside on a nice day were shot.

The shooting left a 36-year-old man in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the right ankle and a 20-year-old man in stable condition with gunshot wounds to his left arm and right foot.

The Philadelphia Zoo said it wasn't aware of the shooting since it didn't happen on their grounds or at any adjacent parking lots.

Walker believed the shooter is known by people in the neighborhood. He asked anyone with information to contact Philadelphia Police.



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<![CDATA[Plane Loses Engine, Lands at NCC Airport]]> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 20:32:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/New-Castle-County-Airport.jpg

An airplane landed safely at the New Castle County Airport after it lost its engine.

Officials say a C130 aircraft with approximately 28 people on board lost an engine. It landed safely at the airport, which is located on 151 North Dupont Highway in New Castle, Delaware Saturday night. No injuries were reported. 

Officials have not yet revealed what caused the engine failure.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.




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<![CDATA[Girl Not Abducted by Father in AC: Police]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:21:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/196*120/Missing+Atlantic+City+Girl+Map.JPG

Police in South Jersey said it turned out the non-custodial father of a 2-year-old didn't actually abduct her off an Atlantic City street.

Officers orignally said the abduction took place in the area of Arkansas and Atlantic avenues in Atlantic City -- that's where the Tanger's "The Walk" Outlets are located -- around 4 p.m., said Atlantic City Police.

AC Police even planned on issuing an Amber Alert, they said.

But, the later discovered the girl's fatherdid walk off with her but that the child wasn't in danger and wasn't harmed.



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<![CDATA[Car Strikes Family, 2nd Sibling Dies]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:49:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Southampton-Crash.jpg

The evening after a car struck siblings and a cousin Tuesday night in Southampton Township, New Jersey.the eldest child, who was looking after her half brothers, half sister and cousin, died.

Jairisa Galindo, 18, died late Wednesday night at Cooper University Hospital, New Jersey State Police said Wednesday.

Jairisa was pulling her half-brothers -- 2-year-old Jyonsheil Martinez and 6-year-old Kahariel Martinez -- inside a wagon in the center of the eastbound lane of Buddtown Road Tuesday around 8:20 p.m. Monday as the boys’ sister Mahya Martinez, 13, and their cousin, 8-year-old John Giles, walked with them on the side of the road. 

The group was going with flow of traffic when a BMW sedan struck Jairisa, Jyonsheil, Kahariel and John.  The impact caused the two boys to be thrown out of the wagon. 

“We were outside and we heard a thud and my husband thought it was thunder,” said Cheryl O’Neil, a witness. “I was just horrified.”

O’Neil said she along with the driver, who stopped at the scene, tried to help the children. 

“I checked his arm for a pulse and I didn’t find anything,” she said. “I think right then and there he took his last breath right after the paramedics got here and were working on him.” 

Mahya, the only child who wasn’t struck, held her baby brother in her arms as the paramedics arrived. 

“She was holding him and he was just covered in blood,” O’Neil said. “She kept screaming, ‘is he breathing? Is he breathing?!’” 

Jyonsheil was taken by medical helicopter to Virtua Hospital in Mount Holly where he later died from his injuries. 

The remaining three victims were all flown to Cooper in Camden where Jairisa died about 24 hours later from a head injury. The other two were listed in critical condition.

Investigators said the posted speed limit at the crash scene is 45 mph and there are no sidewalks, shoulders or street lights. Police said the driver of the BMW is cooperating with the investigation and no charges have been filed. They also say there are no indications that speed, drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident. 

A GoFundMe page was set up for the family. CLICK HERE if you would like to donate.

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<![CDATA[Rescuers Free Person From Van After Crash on 322]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:10:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Logan+Township+Crash+Route+322+Van.jpg

A tractor-trailer driver lost control and slammed into a minivan and a car along a South Jersey roadway Tuesday morning leaving the big rig off the road and the van on its side as rescuers worked to free people trapped inside the cars, said police.

The wreck happened shortly before 9 a.m. along U.S. Route 322 between Interstate 295 and Route 130 in Logan Township, Gloucester County.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later, you could see emergency crews working on the Chrysler van, which ended up on its side. It took nearly an hour for the crews to take the roof off the van and free a man from inside -- loading him onto a stretcher and into a waiting ambulance.

Three people in total suffered non-life-threatening injuries, said Logan Township Police.

The big rig -- with extensive front-end damage -- wound up completely off the roadway in a field as did a silver sedan -- the sedan driver also needed to be freed from the car. The wreck sheared off a utility pole -- the top of it still hanging on the wires above.

The crash remained under investigation Tuesday for more than five hours as police warned motorists of delays and road closures in the area as crews work to clear the scene. Police diverted drivers onto Route 130 to detour around the scene.

Police said it appeared the 71-year-old big rig driver "inexplicably" lost control while traveling west on Route 322 then struck both the van and sedan in the eastbound lanes before taking out a pole and winding up in the farm field.



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<![CDATA[Teen Charged With Sexually Assaulting, Beating Girl ]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 06:45:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Girl-Beaten-Sexually-Assaul.jpg

A teenage boy accused of breaking into a North Philadelphia home last month and abducting, sexually assaulting and beating a 5-year-old girl unconscious is now in custody.

The 15-year-old boy was arrested Monday night. The teen, who police say is known to frequent the neighborhood where the incident occurred, faces several charges including attempted murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping, rape, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

The teen was processed and taken to 25th District headquarters to be held overnight. He'll eventually be transferred to the Youth Study Center at 48th and Haverford.

Police have not released his identity and the District Attorney is trying to determine whether he'll be charged as an adult. 

Vyneeka Hopkins, 29, the little girl's mother, told NBC10 that she woke up about 7 a.m. on July 28 and discovered that the younger of her two daughters was missing. The single mom and her 9-year-old daughter frantically searched the house for the little girl before enlisting the help of neighbors to check the rest of the family's block on Hutchinson Street near Lehigh Avenue.

"I called neighbors to search my house one more time to make sure I'm not crazy [not being able to find her inside]," Hopkins explained. "One neighbor was upstairs and looked out the window ... down in the yard that's overgrown with weeds, and was screaming, 'I found her! I found her!'"

Hopkins rushed out the back door and found a devastating sight: The little girl, still wearing the same T-shirt she'd worn to bed the night before, was lying unconscious among the weeds, covered in blood.

"I thought she was dead. I was just crying and screaming," Hopkins said.

When Hopkins picked up the little girl, she began to wake up and told her mother -- and later investigators -- that she had awoken early in the morning and stepped out of the bedroom, when she was confronted by a man in the family's hallway. The man grabbed her, the little girl told them, picked her up and took her outside, where he badly beat her and left her to die.

"It's about as bad as it gets," Philadelphia Police Captain John Darby said. "We're looking at this as a stranger residential intrusion and child abduction, and an aggravated assault on that child."

The little girl suffered a broken jaw, fractures to her skull and a bruised liver, among other injuries, in the beating, the mother said. In photos provided to NBC10 of the little girl's injuries, her eyes are swollen shut, and cuts and bruises cover her face and shoulder. Investigators also said the girl had injuries which indicated she was sexually assaulted during the attack.

The mother said one of her daughter's bruises is in the shape of a man's boot.

"None of [her injuries], thank God, led to any internal brain damage or bleeding," the mother, who described her little girl as a fighter, said. "Both of her eyes are swollen shut. She can't even open her eyes right now, but she's in good spirits. She has to do a strictly liquid diet for the next six weeks."

Crime-scene investigators who combed the house for clues found that a dining-room window had been forced open, and that a screen in a back window also appeared to be broken, Hopkins said. Police have theorized that the little girl may have interrupted a burglar, who then beat her.

The mother said the brother of a neighbor on a nearby block was taken in for questioning when his sister turned him over to police and said she'd recently kicked him out of her house for drug use. Police have not yet revealed whether the brother is the same person they arrested Monday.

Monday night Hopkins told NBC10 she's relieved police made an arrest and that her daughter is healing with the support of her family and friends.

"She's so resilient and she's not letting what happened affect her so negatively to where it stops her life," Hopkins said.

Hopkins also said she no longer stays at the house where the attack took place.

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<![CDATA[Shocked Construction Workers Fall 4 Stories]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:32:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/205*120/16th+and+Oxford+Electrical+Shock+Worker.JPG

Two construction workers fell four stories off a North Philadelphia building after being shocked late Monday morning.

The incident played out at a work site at 16th and Oxford streets in North Philadelphia around 11:30 a.m.

The workers were on a scaffold when they came in contact with some overhead wires, said Philadelphia Police..

Medics quickly administered CPR on one worker who was rushed nearby Temple University Hospital in critical condition. The other man was listed in stable condition after suffering less severe injuries, said police.

OSHA investigated the incident Monday afternoon.



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<![CDATA[At Least 2 Hurt in Rt. 30 Crash]]> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:20:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Route-30-Crash.jpg

At least two people were hurt after several cars were involved in an accident on Route 30 in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.

The multi-vehicle crash occurred in the westbound lanes of Route 30 near Reeceville Road Sunday evening. At least two people were hurt though officials have not yet revealed their conditions.

Route 30 westbound was closed at the scene of the crash. It was later reopened.
 



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<![CDATA[Man Drowns in Schuylkill in Manayunk]]> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 12:05:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Manayunk-MIssing-Swimmer-Se.jpg

Friends and family are mourning a man who drowned in the Schuylkill River during a music festival in Manayunk Saturday.

Officials say the man, who is in his 50's, was attending the Hidden River Blues Festival at Venice Island Park off Main and Lock streets when he went into the river to cool off. As he was swimming he got swept away in the current.

Rescue crews arrived at the scene around 6:15 p.m.

"It was just like a lot of trucks coming in," said Rose Keeley, a witness. "Five or six fire trucks and helicopters circling around."

They then found the man's body in the river shortly after 7 p.m. and pulled him out. NBC10 crews captured rescuers performing CPR on the man but by then it was too late. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

"Nobody wakes up thinking this could be the last day I live," said Christina Burton, another witness. "He was enjoying himself probably with friends and family. It's terrible." 

Officials have not yet released the man's identity.



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<![CDATA[Woman Crashes Into 'Wine-O-Land']]> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 06:45:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/195*120/Wine+O+Land+Liquor+Store+Crash+Laurel+Springs.JPG

A woman slammed her car into a South Jersey liquors store Friday afternoon, then walked inside and uttered two words: I'm sorry.

She was a regular customer at the Wine-O-Land along N. White Horse Pike (U.S. Route 30) in Laurel Springs, according to owner Sagar Polam.

The crash left a section of the liquor store — right under the "Wine-O-Land" sign — damaged and caused around $70,000 in damage. Polam was grateful no one was hurt.

"She could have knocked out my employee," Polam said, adding he'd put concrete barriers around the store about five years ago after another woman ran her car into the store.

"Even the first time was a similar situation. It was a lady. She tried to put it in reverse but put it in drive," Polam said.

Friday's accident happened around 4:30 p.m. The driver gave store workers all her information and cooperated with police.

Wine-O-Land was shut for a few hours while so inspectors could make sure the building's stability.



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<![CDATA[Fiery Crash Sends Pole Onto Busy Road]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 19:18:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/196*120/Cinnamison+Car+Fire+Route+130.JPG

A car slammed into a utility pole then caught fire along a busy South Jersey road Friday afternoon.

The crash in front of the Cinnaminson Motor Lodge closed Burlington Pike (U.S. Route 130) in both directions from Wynwood Drive to Industrial Highway around 4:30 p.m.

The driver got out of the car after the crash and was rushed to the hospital with minor injuries, said Burlington County dispatchers.

The crash caused the pole to fall across Route 130. Crews eventually got the southbound lanes reopened as they worked to clear debris off the northbound lanes.



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<![CDATA[Fiery Truck Crash on NJ Turnpike Halts Traffic]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:25:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/TURNPIKE+FIRE+8+12.jpg

Two tanker trucks collided on the New Jersey Turnpike in East Brunswick Wednesday evening, sparking a massive fire that gutted both trucks and halting traffic for miles in both directions. 

State Police said the trucks collided on the outer roadway on northbound side of the turnpike, near mile marker 88. The drivers in each of the trucks suffered only minor injuries.

The outer roadway remained closed as emergency responders attended to the scene, but the inner roadway was open to traffic by night, with two lanes getting by. Traffic by Wednesday night was backed up about 9 miles, with vehicles stuck bumper to bumper from Cranbury all the way up to the scene.

The southbound lanes are not affected.

Social media posts showed heavy backups as bright flames and thick black smoke were shooting into the sky.

A video posted to Instagram by Connor Rowe after his vehicle passed the burning trucks from the other side of the turnpike showed flames ravaging the entire length of the big rigs.

It's not clear what type of material the trucks were carrying.

Last week, a dump truck crash on the turnpike in Linden sparked a fire and caused a miles-long traffic standstill that lasted several hours. The driver, 62-year-old Allen Yuhasz of Woodbridge Township, was killed when his truck struck the Wood Avenue overpass near Exit 13A.
 



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<![CDATA[Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting of Delaware Mom]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:31:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WilmShootingTylerCarter.jpg

Police made an arrest in a shooting that killed a Wilmington mother and injured her 4-year-old daughter as well as another woman.

Tyler Carter, 21, of New Castle, Delaware is charged with the murder of 25-year-old Latrice Blackshear.

Witnesses told NBC10 Carter was arguing with Blackshear's boyfriend outside her home on North Washington and 7th Streets shortly before 2 p.m. Monday. Blackshear was getting ready to take her two children to a nearby store when Carter took out a gun and opened fire, according to witnesses. 

Blackshear, her 4-year-old daughter and 51-year-old friend Marta Wright were all struck in the shooting as Carter fled the scene, police said. A witness told NBC10 Blackshear's 9-year-old son, who was unharmed, ran down the street and screamed, "My mom got shot! My mom got shot! My mom is dead!"

"When I got to him he was saying, 'My mom was shot and my sister. Can you get to my sister?'" said Misty Allen, Blackshear's neighbor. "For a kid to witness their mother being killed?! That's hard for anybody." 

Blackshear, who was struck in the upper torso, was taken to Christiana Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Her daughter was taken to the Wilmington Emergency Room where she was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg. She is currently in stable condition. Wright was taken to Wilmington Hospital where she was also treated for a gunshot wound to the leg. She is also in stable condition.

On Wednesday Carter was apprehended by U.S. Marshals at the Oak Tree Apartments in Newark, Delaware around 1 p.m. He is charged with murder, robbery, assault and other related offenses.

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<![CDATA[Force of Violent Rollover Crash Ejects Duo From SUV]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:46:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/Whitaker+Adams+Rpoosevelt+Boulevard+Deadly+Crash.JPG

The body of victims killed in a crash near the Roosevelt Boulevard wound up about 50 yards from where the SUV crashed early Monday.

The sport utility vehicle slammed into a cell phone tower and overturned as it went down Adams Avenue in the city’s Lawncrest section around 2:30 a.m., said Philadelphia Police.

The force of impact ejected both a man and the woman from the Jeep, said police. Their bodies landed up to 50 yards away and medics announced them dead on the scene.

The crash caused the closure of the southbound lanes of the Boulevard (US Route 1) from Adams to Whitaker avenues as well as Adams Avenue from Whitaker to the Boulevard for hours Monday morning. The roads reopened in time for the morning rush.

After the crash, family members of the victims -- who police didn't immediately identify -- rushed to the scene of the mangled wreckage, one woman screamed for her brother.

No word yet on an exact cause of the crash.



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<![CDATA[CO Leak Forces Folks From Retirement Home]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:31:07 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/Cokesbury+Village+Retirement+Home+Carbon+Monoxide+Leak.JPG

A gas leak at a Delaware retirement community Friday morning left at least one person sickened and left some elderly people speading the day outside.

The carbon monoxide leak forced dozens of residents from their homes inside Cokesbury Village along Loveville Road in Hockessin, New Castle County around 10:30 a.m.

At least one person fell ill, said county dispatchers. No word yet if that person is a worker or a resident.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, you could see residents gathered outside the high-rise sitting on chairs in the shade.

Crews worked to find out the cause of the leak.



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<![CDATA[School Bus, Taxi Collide Near College]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 11:52:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/La+Salle+Taxi+Bus+Crash.jpg

A school bus, taxi and another car collided at a Philadelphia intersection Friday morning leaving people in multiple vehicles hurt.

The wreck caused traffic troubles at W Chew and W Olney avenues – that’s right by La Salle University – around 10:15 a.m.

Medics transported at least two people from the scene to Einstein Medical Center with undisclosed injuries. The Germantown Cab Co. taxi driver said that medics took the bus driver and someone from the other vehicle from the scene.

The vehicles, which included the taxi and Cora Services bus, blocked the roadway as crews worked to clear the scene. The taxi had damage to the driver side of the car.

The taxi driver, who wasn't hurt, told NBC10 he was turning onto Chew when the bus -- with no children on board -- crashed into him.



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<![CDATA[Delco Boy Drowns in Creek]]> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 23:40:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/185*120/Laquan+Lattimore+Missing+Boy.JPG

Laquan Lattimore's uncle sang in his memory Thursday night as his family coped with the tragedy.

Police confirmed the 11-year-old boy's body was pulled out of the Darby Creek Wednesday after he went missing while riding his bicycle with friends in his Philadelphia suburb.

Lattimore's body was found along the creek near Montgomery Park and Taylor Drive in Folcroft, Delaware County Wednesday shortly after 3 p.m. On Thursday officials confirmed the body was that of Lattimore. Officials told family members Lattimore drowned accidentally. 

Lattimore went missing Monday afternoon. The boy was last seen riding his mountain bike, which is spray-painted gold, in the area of King Avenue and Chester Pike in Folcroft around 3 p.m. that day.

"He did leave his cellphone at his house," said FBI spokesman JJ Klaver. "... he's never run away before, he's never gone missing before... there's no clear indication of foul play at this point but we are considering every possibility."

Family members say they still have questions after the boy's death. They told NBC10 he was not a swimmer and don't believe he would have gone in the water on his own.

"There's a lot to be investigated," said Lattimore's cousin Tionah Zellars. "A lot of people to be looked at. We just don't believe it happened the way it did."

Police still haven't found the boy's bike or backpack and also don't know who he was with at the time of his disappearance. They also haven't determined why a non-swimmer would've gotten into the murky, fast-moving Darby Creek.

"As of right now, as the family, no we don't believe that Laquan was a jumper into the creek," Zellars said. "Not at all."

At this point police don't believe Lattimore's death was malicious. Yet while they don't plan on charging anyone in connection to the incident they told NBC10 they want to speak with whoever was with Laquan at the time of his death in order to get answers for his family.

 



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<![CDATA[Man Barricades Self in Home With Sword]]> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:29:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/Jeannes+Street+Police+Barricade+2.JPG

Philadelphia Police surrounded a home in Northeast Philadelphia after a man barricaded himself inside with a sword Thursday afternoon.

Investigators didn’t reveal what led to the incident along the 10100 block of Jeannes Street around 2:15 p.m.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later, you could see SWAT officers and firefighters gathering along the street as officers seemed to focus on the garage of a twin home.

The situation ended around 4:57 p.m. with officers taking the man into custody and rushing him to the hospital with undisclosed injuries, said police. It wasn't clear who or what caused the man's injuries.

No word yet on charges.



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<![CDATA[NJ Mall Reopens After Water Main Break]]> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:34:09 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/205*120/Deptford+Mall+Water+Main+Break.JPG

A water main break caused during fire hydrant replacement closed a South Jersey mall Thursday afternoon.

The main broke around 1:10 p.m. during the replacement of an exterior fire hydrant at Deptford Mall on Deptford Center Road in Gloucester County, said mall spokeswoman Lori Belsito.

SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see crews cleaning up a muddy mess that covered a portion of the parking lot.

Despite the mess, Belsito said there was no major damage to the mall and no injuries.

"We have temporarily closed the mall for the safety of our customers," said Belsito.

The mall reopened after about three and half hours.



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<![CDATA[Body Found During Search for Boy]]> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:46:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/185*120/Laquan+Lattimore+Missing+Boy.JPG

UPDATE: Family members confirmed the body is that of Laquan Lattimore. DETAILS HERE


A body was found during the search for a missing boy last seen riding a bicycle with friends in his Philadelphia suburb. Officials found the unidentified body along the Darby Creek near Montgomery Park and Taylor Drive in Folcroft, Delaware County Wednesday shortly after 3 p.m. 

The discovery was made during the search for 11-year-old Laquan Lattimore.

The boy went missing Monday afternoon. "Quan" was last seen riding his mountain bike, which is spray-painted gold, in the area of King Avenue and Chester Pike in Folcroft around 3 p.m. Monday. 

Officials have not yet confirmed whether or not the body is that of Lattimore. 

Officials said Lattimore's disappearance was "suspicious."

"He did leave his cellphone at his house," said FBI spokesman JJ Klaver. "... he's never run away before, he's never gone missing before... there's no clear indication of foul play at this point but we are considering every possibility." 

Folcroft is in Delaware County about 8 miles southwest of downtown Philadelphia.

Quan's family offered a $1500 reward for his safe return. Police asked anyone who spots the boy to call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (800-843-5678). 

 

 



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<![CDATA[Heavy Flames Pour From South Jersey Houses]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:29:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/217*120/Camden+Sheridan+Street+Fire.JPG

SkyForce10 captured the moments as heavy fire tore through some South Jersey homes Wednesday morning.

The flames broke out around 5:40 a.m. in the rear of a home along the 1100 block of Sheridan Street in Camden, New Jersey. It then spread to two other row homes, said county dispatchers.

Moment later, firefighters could be seen battling the flames as heavy smoke poured from the structure.

No injuries were reported.

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<![CDATA[Big Rigs Collide Along NJ Turnpike]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:18:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/236*120/New+Jersey+Turnpike+Crash+Big+Rig+Hamilton+Township.JPG

Two tractor-trailers collided near a New Jersey Turnpike rest stop Tuesday morning.

The wreck around 7 a.m. in the northbound lanes just south of Interchange 7A (I-195) in Hamilton Township, Mercer County involved at least the two big rigs, said police.

The crash blocked the truck lanes near the Woodrow Wilson Service Area but traffic continued to move in the car lanes.

Two drivers suffered minor injuries, said state police.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, you could see that the force of the wreck left the cab of one big rig badly damaged and appeared to do damage to the trailer of the other big rig.



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<![CDATA[3 Hurt as Philly Police Car, Taxi Collide]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:56:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/West+Philly+Police+Car+Crash+56th+Westminster.JPG

A Philadelphia Police cruiser responding to a call collided with a taxicab early Tuesday landing three people in the hospital.

The cars collided at the six-point intersection where N 56th street intersects with Haverford and Westminster avenues in West Philadelphia around 3 a.m. The female officer, the cabbie and a taxi passenger all suffered non-life-threatening aches and pains, said police.

The cruiser had its lights and siren on while responding to a report of a person with a gun at the time of the crash with the 215-Get-A-Cab taxi, said investigators.

The exact cause of the wreck remained under investigation Tuesday. Police said no one involved in the crash appeared impaired.



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<![CDATA[Gunmen in Car Shoot, Kill Man in North Philly]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:31:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/North-Fairhill-Shooting.jpg

A man died from his injuries after a shooting in North Philadelphia Monday afternoon.

The 26-year-old victim was on the 2500 block of North Fairhill Street shortly after 4 p.m. when he was approached by three men inside a black sedan. After two of the men got out of the vehicle they all opened fire.

The victim was struck twice in the chest, three times in the back and once in the left wrist. The gunmen then went back into their vehicle and traveled northbound on Fairhill Street, police said.

The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:33 p.m. 

Police have not yet released a detailed description of the suspects’ vehicle but say it has out of state New York or New Jersey tags. 

 

 

 



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<![CDATA[SWAT Team Responds to Barricaded Woman]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:03:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/211*120/Marcus+Hook+SWAT.JPG

Police responded to a barricade situation at a suburban Philadelphia home late Thursday afternoon.

SWAT team could be seen responding to the home near Plaza and Spruce streets in Marcus Hook where a woman was holed up with her children after a children and youth services worker came to the home to take the children, said police.

Video posted to social media showed people standing outside as police used a bullhorn to try and contact someone inside the home.

After more than two hours, the situation ended peacefully as everyone got out of the home unharmed, said police.

No word yet on a possible arrest.



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<![CDATA[Bucks County Water Main Breaks, Buckles Road]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:46:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/chopper+bucks+county+water+main+break+county+line+edit.jpg

A severe water main break in Bucks County caused roads to buckle and caused traffic headaches for hours Thursday.

The water main broke on County Line Road, just north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Exit 343 in Warminster just after 11 a.m.

Footage from SkyForce10 showed some spillage onto the roadway, and the roads remained closed as crews assessed the damage.

County Line Road was closed in both directions, and the road has started to buckle. The closure spread from Blair Mill Road and Meetinghouse Road, just east of Route 611.

The road remained closed into the evening rush. No word yet on when the intersection could reopen.



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<![CDATA[Homicide by Vehicle Charges in Hit-&-Run That Killed Boy, 4]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:17:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Latif+Wilson+Crash+57th+Street+Shanika+Mason+Thumb.jpg

More than three months after a hit-and-run driver ran down a young boy along a Philadelphia street, police charged a woman with homicide by vehicle charges.

A black Ford Edge struck and killed Latif (Abdul) Wilson April 13 along 57th Street near Florence Avenue in the city's Kingsessing section. In the days that followed police recovered the suspect striking vehicle in a parking lot under Love Park in Center City and there were rumors that the car's owner -- who led police to the car -- would surrender to police, but no arrest occurred for more than three months.

Shanika Mason of Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania faces homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and accident causing death charges.

Criminal defense attorney Michael Diamondstein, who represents Mason, said the 27-year-old surrendered Wednesday morning to face the counts.

Wilson was playing with his siblings outside their home on the 1600 block of South 57th Street, police said. Surveillance video showed the 4-year-old walking between two cars when a Ford Edge struck him and knocked him 15-feet into the road. The vehicle then drove over the helpless boy a second time, said police.

"She was just crying for the baby," witness Raysa Cespezes said of the boy's mother who rushed to her son "It was horrible. Something I would never want anybody to go through."

The SUV police believe was used in the deadly hit-&-run was recovered the next day in an underground parking garage at LOVE Park after its owner contacted Diamondstein who then called police.



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<![CDATA[Jockey Shoots Trainer at Racetrack: Police]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:30:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/217*120/Delaware+Park+Shooting+Horse+Track.JPG

A jockey was arrested after he allegedly shot a trainer at a Delaware racetrack Wednesday morning.

Ruben Rojas, a 30-year-old jockey at the Delaware Park Racetrack and Casino, is charged with assault, possession of a firearm and other related offenses.

Investigators say Rojas confronted a 38-year-old trainer at the racetrack, which is located on the 700 block of Delaware Park Boulevard in Wilmington, around 8:55 a.m. Rojas and the man began to argue, according to police. Rojas, who was still inside his car, then allegedly took out a handgun and opened fire, striking the trainer in the stomach.

Police say Rojas threw away his gun into a nearby creek and fled the scene. The trainer was taken to Christiana Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

State Troopers began searching for Rojas' vehicle, a tan Nissan Xterra. They later found the car in the parking lot of the Prides Court Apartments on Sussex Road in Newark, Delaware, police said. As responding officers arrived, Rojas left a building in the complex and immediately surrendered to police, according to officials.

Officers then searched a nearby creek where they found a 9mm Luger handgun Rojas allegedly used. Police say the gun had been reported as stolen to police in Cleveland, Ohio.

Rojas was arrested and arraigned. He was committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution for lack of $123,000 cash bail.



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<![CDATA[Car Crashes, 1 Hurt, After Fleeing From Police]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:28:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/207*120/Alleghney+Tulip+Port+Richmond+Car+Flees.JPG

Pennsylvania State Police witnessed a driver crash after suddenly accelerating through a series of stop signs in Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon.

Troopers said they saw the driver suddenly accelerate around 12:30 p.m. after spotting their cruiser at E Allegheny Avenue and Tulip Street in the Port Richmond section of the city. The troopers looked into the rear view mirror to see the car blow through two stop signs.

State police made a quick U-turn and switched on the sirens as they attempted to pursue the car but didn’t see it. When the troopers turned a bend they saw the fleeing vehicle crashed into another vehicle – the passenger ejected.

Medics rushed the injured passenger to Temple University hospital with undisclosed injuries. Troopers took the driver into custody.

No word yet on why the car sped off.



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<![CDATA[Deadly Airborne Crash on I-495 Leaves Kids Hurt]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:16:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/185*120/I-495+Crash.JPG

A crash where a sedan went airborne closed all lanes of southbound I-495 in Delaware Thursday morning and left one driver dead and a woman and three children hurt.

Wilbert Mable, 35, of Wilmington, Delaware lost control of his 2001 Chevrolet Malibu just after 7 a.m. along I-495 northbound just south of US Route 13 in New Castle, said Delaware State Police.

The Malibu veered from the center lane into the left lane then onto the grass median where it struck a berm before becoming airborne while entering the southbound lanes where it landed upside down on the front of Michelle Nichols 2012 Chrysler 200, said investigators.

Mable was trapped in his car and died at the scene. Nichols, 29 or Newark, Delaware, had three children in the backseat at the time. Nichols suffered non-life-threatening injuries, said police. Medics rushed an 8-year-old boy, 6-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy from the scene. the younger children suffered minor injuries while the older child suffered more serious injuries that required treatment at AI DuPont Hospital for Children.

Police said all three children were buckled up at the time but none were in proper child restraint seats.

As a result of the crash, all lanes of southbound I-495 were closed and traffic was diverted onto Route 13 as I-95 served as an alternate route.

Police investigated the wreck as they searched for a cause. They finally reopened the roadway around after more than three and half hours but some residual delays remained.

Police didn't expect to file any charges.



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<![CDATA[2 People Killed in Shooting Inside Delaware Home]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 23:52:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Bear-Delaware-Shooting.jpg

Two people were shot and killed inside a Delaware home Tuesday. 

The shooting occurred inside a home on Monferrato Court in Bear, Delaware. Officials say two people were killed in the shooting. They have not yet revealed their identities. 

Police have released few details on the shooting but say they are not searching for a suspect. 

A woman who claimed to be a family member of one of the victims told NBC10 they were a boyfriend and girlfriend. Police have not yet confirmed this however. 

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<![CDATA[Lightning Strikes 2 NJ Troopers on GS Parkway]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:58:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/237*120/New+Jersey+State+Police+Troopers+Struck+Lightning+Garden+state+Parkway.JPG

As isolated storms struck South Jersey Tuesday afternoon, lightning struck two New Jersey State Police vehicles along the Garden State Parkway. 

The strikes happened along the Parkway in Middle Township Cape May County around 2:15 p.m.

One struck trooper was taken to AtlantiCare Medical Center and is expected to be OK, said police. The other trooper wasn't injured.

A short time after the incident, NBC10's Ted Greenberg captured a tow truck hauling away both damaged state police vehicles -- a sport utility vehicle and a cruiser. Both vehicles will be inspected for damage from the lightning. 



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<![CDATA[Police Shoot at Suspect Fleeing Along Road to Airport]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:26:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/202*120/Chester+Pison+Fence+Crasher+Ridley+Police+Chase+Shooting.JPG

A five-mile police pursuit of a drug suspect, who allegedly tried to drive into the fence of a Delaware County prison, ended along a road that leads to Philadelphia International Airport.

The pursuit ended shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday along Route 291 near S. Stewart Avenue in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. That intersection is a short drive from the airport.

It began as police were trying to track down a drug suspect in a suspicious car around 10:45 a.m. in the Sun Village Park section of Chester, said Chester Police Commissioner Joseph Bail.

The man, later identified as Brian Bowe of Wilmington, Delaware became combative as officers approached, the officer tried to subdue Bowe with a stun gun but it didn't work, said Bail. Bowe then drove off -- throwing drugs from his car along the way.

Bowe, 24, then crashed into the fence at the state Correctional Institute in Chester as police tried to box in his vehicle, said Bail. At some point, the suspect tried to run down at least two police officers and struck some police cars, causing officers to fire two shots, said investigators.

Despite being shot in the left upper shoulder, Bowe continued to flee, driving off toward the airport. The pursuit ended several miles down Route 291 in front of the Boeing facility when Bowe's tires blew out, said Bail.

Emergency crews took Bowe to Crozer Chester Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

Police told NBC10 the suspect appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance and police found drug paraphernalia in the car. The suspect did not complain of any pain, but investigators told NBC10 he was concerned when medics tried to cut his shirt because it was a souvenir from Costa Rica.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later, you could see a large police presence – including vehicles from various police departments – in the middle of the blocked off roadway. SkyForce10 also captured a couple of green gates knocked down in a lot next to the prison along Route 291.



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<![CDATA[Big Rig Hauling Tea & Glue Tears Open Along Turnpike]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:08:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/Tractor+Trailer+Crash+Big+Rig+Turnpike+Crash.JPG

A tractor-trailer hauling glue and loose tea overturned along the Pennsylvania Turnpike Tuesday morning.

The big rig wrecked around 9:15 a.m. on the ramp from the eastbound Turnpike (I-276) to the Northeast Extension (I-476) in Plymouth Township Montgomery County, said state police.

The 26-year-old driver luckily escaped with only a non-life-threatening hand laceration, said police.

The force of the crash caused the trailer to crack as it came to a stop on its side along the grassy shoulder. As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time after the wreck, traffic slowly got by as crews worked to right the rig.

Police said it could take hours to finally clean up the crash.



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<![CDATA[Father of 2 Drowns in Delaware River]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:28:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Thomas-Scott1.jpg

A father of two children drowned over the weekend while swimming in the Delaware River. 

Thomas Scott, 24, of Edgewater Park, New Jersey went missing in the Delaware River near York Street in Burlington City, New Jersey at 7:14 p.m. Sunday.

Police and witnesses said Scott and two friends were walking along the waterfront ledge and then jumped over the railing to swim across the river to Burlington Island where an abandoned amusement park is located.

"They got on the ledge and all three of them jumped in, one after the other," said Chris Ventriello, one of the witnesses.

As they got to the halfway point, Scott started to struggle.

"He went down once, came back up and went down a second time," said Miles Smith. "That was the last time we saw him." 

Nearby boaters tries to rescue Scott but were unsuccessful. 

"They jumped in the water and threw life preservers," Ventriello said. "The one gentleman that jumped in actually had his hands on him for a second. But he couldn't get him."

State police and local dive teams later recovered Scott's body around 8:45 p.m. Police say Scott was a father of two young children. His death is being investigated as an accidental drowning. 

Burlington City officials issued an executive order banning people from going to Burlington island though people often still swim across.

"It's deep and it's narrow and those currents can go up, down, left or right," said Burlington Mayor James Fazzone. "We don't want anyone on the island and that's been in effect for awhile."

If you witnessed the incident, please call Detective Anna Czajka at 609-386-0262 ext. 221. 

Loved ones created a memorial fund for Scott's family. CLICK HERE if you would like to donate. 

The drowning was the third incident in which a swimmer went missing in the Delaware River over the weekend. Sunday morning a 22-year-old Virginia man went missing while swimming in the river in Bristol, Bucks County.

On Saturday a 41-year-old man died after he tried to swim across the Delaware River in Pike County.




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