<![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 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:37:23 -0400 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:37:23 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[2 Dead After Robbery, Shootout in West Philly]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:00:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/194*120/Media+Conestoga+Streets+Shooting.JPG

Two men are dead after a robbery victim and an armed gunman opened fire on each other in West Philly Thursday night.

Two men were walking along North Conestoga Sreet, near Lansdowne Avenue, in West Philly around 10:30 p.m. when two other men approached them, brandished a weapon and demanded they empty their pockets, police said.

One of the robbery victims, who had a license to carry, pulled out his own gun and began shooting, investigators said.

Three of the four men -- including the unarmed robbery victim -- were hit, authorities said.

The three wounded men were rushed to Presbyterian Hospital, where two were pronounced dead.

An investigation is underway.



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<![CDATA[3 Shot in West Philly]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:36:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/194*120/Media+Conestoga+Streets+Shooting.JPG

A shooting in West Philadelphia left three men hospitalized.

Gunfire rang out around 10:30 p.m. at Media and N Conestoga streets in the Carroll Park section of the city.

Bullets struck three men. All three were taken to Presbyterian Hospital with undisclosed injuries.

No word yet on what led to the shooting.



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<![CDATA[Devon Still: Leah's Cancer in Remission]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:00:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Devon+and+Leah+New.jpg

After months of treatment, constant updates on social media and nationwide support, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still shared the news he hoped to hear for over a year. His daughter, Leah's cancer is officially in remission.

"Today we received news from Leah's oncologist that her cancer, stage four neuroblastoma, is officially in REMISSION! After 296 days of day dreaming about what it would feel like to hear the doctors say my daughter is in remission, I finally know the feeling," Still said in an announcement Wednesday on his Instagram page.

Still and his daughter have captured the hearts of millions of people nationwide since she began to receive treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in June. Leah, who had a tumor removed from her abdomen back in September, completed her latest course of chemotherapy last month.

"It was not easy but every day, and every treatment Leah fought like hell and kicked cancers butt!" he said in his post.

Devon Still, a Delaware native and former Penn State Nittany Lion, was cut from the Cincinnati Bengals in August of last year. But the Bengals re-signed Still to their practice squad in order to help him pay for his daughter’s medical treatment after she was diagnosed with cancer.

The Bengals have said Still is considering a one-year deal to play next year. 

Still’s No. 75 jersey quickly became the team’s top seller after the Bengals decided to donate proceeds from his jersey sales to the Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati and pediatric cancer care and research. More than $1 million have been raised from sales of the $100 jersey, according to the AP. 

Still has kept his followers updated on his daughter’s progress through social media.

 

 


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<![CDATA[Police Arrest 1 of NJ's Most Wanted]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:54:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/New+Jersey+Most+Watned+David+Burroughs.jpg

New Jersey State Police knocked a name off the state’s Most Wanted list.

State Police announced the arrest of David Burroughs Wednesday.

The 32-year-old Jersey City man was wanted in Gloucester County after he failed to appear in court to face kidnapping, aggravated assault and child endangerment charges.

Police added Burroughs to the Top 12 Most Wanted Fugitive list in 2013.

Various law enforcement groups joined forces to descend on Burroughs inside a home along Danforth Avenue in Jersey City Wednesday morning. They arrested the fugitive without further incident, said police.



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<![CDATA[Man Charged With Shooting Ex-Girlfriend's Son]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:45:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Jamille-Carter.jpg

A man was arrested after he allegedly shot a 12-year-old boy overnight in the city's Port Richmond neighborhood during an argument with his ex-girlfriend.

Jamille Carter, 23, is accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend's son as he walked down the stairs inside their home on the 3500 block of Janney Street. Police said Carter had been arguing with the woman moments before the shooting.

The 33-year-old woman told investigators she was asleep when she heard the door open and close. When she went downstairs, Carter was standing there, according to police. The two began arguing and the man allegedly grabbed her by the shirt before smacking her in the face.

Without looking, he fired one shot when he heard footsteps, according to police.

The boy was shot in the left thigh and rushed to St. Christopher's Children's Hospital. He is in stable condition.

Following the shooting, Carter ran from the home, investigators said. He later surrendered to police without incident.

Police have not yet revealed the specific charges against him.

Last year, Carter pleaded guilty to an attempted murder charge last year and was sentenced to 10-20 years in prison. But he had been on the run since, police said.



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<![CDATA[Car Catches Fire Along AC Expressway, 2 Die]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:05:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/217*120/FB+Marion+Atlantic+City+Expressway+Deadly+Crash+ACX.JPG

Two people died after their car crashed along the Atlantic City Expressway Friday afternoon.

The one-car wreck on the snowy roadway snarled traffic approaching mile-marker 21 westbound near the Frank S Farley Service Plaza in Hammonton, New Jersey around 2:15 p.m.

Medics rushed two people inside the Ford Focus from the scene. New Jersey State Police said those people later died.

Troopers warned motorists to expect major delays as only one lane got by for hours.

Police warned all motorists to slow down saying that 132 crashes occurred as people drove too fast for the conditions.



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<![CDATA[5 Vehicles Crash, Multiple People Hurt]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:05:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/202*120/Winslow+Route+73+Crash.JPG

Five vehicles collided leaving a busy South Jersey road closed Thursday night.

Multiple people suffered injuries in the wreck along Route 73 northbound near Hayes Mill Road in Winslow Township, Camden County around 9 p.m.

The force of the wreck also took down a utility pole, said county dispatchers.

No word yet on the extent of injuries.

It also wasn’t clear when police would clear the scene.



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<![CDATA[Deadly Crash Closes Major Road, DUI Possible]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:24:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/203*120/Street+Road+Feasterville+Crash.JPG

Police closed a major Bucks County road for hours after a deadly crash Thursday night that left two people in one vehicle dead and the driver of another vehicle being tested for a possible DUI.

The wreck along E Street Road in Feasterville, Pennsylvania left people trapped inside their vehicle around 7:50 p.m., said county dispatchers.

Two in one car died -- one at the scene. Lower Southampton Township Police Department later identified the victims as Sharon Vince, 64, and Charles Rishell, 79, both of Fairless Hills.

Two other cars were involved, said police. Crews possibly cut another driver from his or her vehicle and rushed that driver to the hospital, said the Bucks County District Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said a driver was tested for possibly being under the influence. Police continued Friday to investigate if alcohol played a role in the wreck.

The wreck left Street Road closed between Bustleton and Philmont avenues for hours.

As SkyForce10 hovered over the scene. Crews could be seen responding to a large vehicle on its side and a nearby sedan with significant damage.



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<![CDATA[PATCO Sends Train to Pick Up Passengers on Stuck Train]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 20:30:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/Stuck+PATCO+Train+Haddonfield.JPG

A PATCO train became disabled Thursday afternoon leaving passengers waiting for another train.

The eastbound train became disabled east of Haddonfield around 4:25 p.m., tweeted PATCO.

It took about 20 minutes to load those passengers onto another train that took them to their destinations.

As SkyForce train hovered overhead, you could see the disabled train. PATCO warned to expect some delays as they operated on a single rail between Collingswood and Woodcrest.

No word yet on what caused the stoppage. PATCO said they would need to inspect the train before moving it.

By 5:30 p.m. the disabled train was moved to a service area and PATCO said trains would begin operating normally again.



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<![CDATA[Stabbing, Shooting During Brawl in Takeout]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:49:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Lindbergh+Boulevard+Asian+Cuisine+Takeout.JPG

An earlier argument led to at least two men being hurt after a brawl broke out inside a Philadelphia Chinese takeout restaurant Thursday afternoon.

The incident played out at Asian Cuisine along Lindbergh Boulevard at Elmwood Avenue in southwest Philadelphia.

A group of people were in the store when an earlier argument between two men escalated into a fight around 4 p.m. One of the men involved stabbed another man and then that man shot the guy who stabbed him, said Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker.

After the initial stabbing some women also got involved in the fight, said Walker.

The stabbing and shooting victims were both treated in stable condition.

After the stabbing, investigators recovered the knife, said police.



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<![CDATA[Trash Truck Catches Fire, Dumps Load on Lincoln Drive]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 01:26:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/210*120/Lincoln+Drive+Trash+Truck+Fire+Trash.JPG

A trash truck dumped its load along Lincoln Drive in Philadelphia after the garbage caught fire Wednesday evening.

The incident blocked the northbound lanes of Lincoln Drive near Cherokee Street in Mt. Airy around 5 p.m., said Philadelphia firefighters.

As SkyForce10 hovered over the scene a short time later, police could be seen directing traffic around the garage, which appeared to no longer be on fire.

No injuries were reported.

The private garbage truck came to a stop a short distance in front of the dumped load.



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<![CDATA[Woman Convicted of Dismembering Husband]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:16:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/loretta-burroughs.gif

A Jersey Shore woman was convicted of killing and dismembering her husband then moving at least twice with the remains -- keeping the body parts in her closet for years.

After a four-day trial, an Atlantic County jury found Loretta Doyle Burroughs, 63, of Ventnor, guilty in the stabbing death of her husband, 66-year-old Daniel Burroughs. The jury also found her guilty of hiding her husband's remains.

Burroughs was accused of stabbing Burroughs to death inside the couple's Hamilton Township home in 2007. Prosecutors said she stuffed parts of the man into two containers. He was listed as missing for six years as Burroughs told people that her husband left her.

In 2013, crime scene investigators found the remains while inside Burroughs' Ventnor home while executing a search warrant for documents related to an embezzlement case. They found the containers in a closet. Officials believe the man's body was moved several times.

"From what I understand, they were there to look for some bank records for embezzlement," said Danny's daughter, Caroline Burroughs. "They weren't there looking for my father. They just stumbled upon him."

Burroughs was charged with murder and hindering her own apprehension. The jury deliberated for two hours Tuesday before returning a guilty verdict on both charges.

She is scheduled for sentencing for April 22, 2015 at 9 a.m.



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<![CDATA[School Fire Was Intentionally Set: Officials]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 02:10:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Wyncote-Academy-Fire.jpg

An early morning fire that destroyed a 120-year-old building that housed a Montgomery County school was intentionally set according to investigators.

The fire started around 6:30 a.m. Saturday at Wyncote Academy on the 7900 block of Washington Lane in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. The fire was placed under control at 10:30 a.m.

No one was hurt during the blaze. On Monday the Cheltenham Fire Marshall revealed evidence indicates the fire was an arson.

"The initial investigation indicates an incendiary cause with the fire deliberately set," the Fire Marshal said.

The fire caused heavy damage to the school’s roof and the building is a total loss.

Classes were canceled Monday and Tuesday. Wyncote Academy students started classes at Gratz College on Old York Road Wednesday. They will remain there for the foreseeable future.

Since the fire, the surrounding community has donated boards, desks, filing cabinets, chairs and refrigerators to the school.

Founded in 1973, Wyncote Academy is a licensed, non-profit, private school that serves special needs and at-risk students in grades 6 through 12.

"We have a lot of kids who have been victims of bullying and so they come to our school looking for a safe place to be," said Kerry Leraris, the Head of School of Wyncote Academy. "And honestly, now once again they've been traumatized because their school is no longer."

D.J. Williams, a 9th grade student at the school, described the impact the academy has had on her life.

"I was not the best student at my public school," she said. "But since attending Wyncote I've been an honor roll student two times now."

Staff members are still hopeful for the future however.

"We will rebuild," said Brock Weir, a Wyncote Academy graduate and staff member. "We'll create new work and we'll start new memories in a new location and hopefully we'll come back here and rebuild. We're going to carry on. Wyncote is going to remain Wyncote strong."



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<![CDATA[Firefighters Check Out Apartment Blaze]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:46:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/Philadelphia+Firefighters+Julien+Apartments+Fire+Olney.JPG

Fire broke out Monday morning at an apartment building near a Philadelphia college campus.

Smoke set off alarms on the sixth floor of the Julian apartments leading to an evacuation of the building at 5600 Ogontz Avenue in Philadelphia’s Olney neighborhood, said Philadelphia firefighters.

Firefighters reported no injuries.

The apartments sit across the street from La Salle University and Philadelphia’s Central High School.

No word yet on the extent of the blaze but firefighters said no flames appeared visible from outside the building.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see firefighters on the balconies of multiple floors of the brick structure.



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<![CDATA[Suspicious Packages Lead to Evacuation at NJ Base]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 20:41:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/lakehurst_base.jpg

A New Jersey military base was put on alert Friday after two suspicious packages turned up on the base.

Officials at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst cleared the Base Exchange and Commissary building after the discovery of two suspicious items around 4:10 p.m.

The packages appeared to be non-threatening and the Base Exchange resumed normal operations shortly before 6 p.m. The Commissary would reopen Saturday, said officials.

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<![CDATA[Crews Rescue Man From Scaffolding Under Bridge]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 00:13:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Spring+Garden+Bridge+Rescue.JPG

A man wound up on the scaffolding of a bridge under construction near Philadelphia’s Art Museum.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see rescuers walking with flashlights along the Spring Garden Street Bridge.

A man who fell or jumped from the bridge landed on a catwalk below, said firefighters.

Emergency crews were able to bring the man up to a waiting ambulance and take him to Hahnemann University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.



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<![CDATA[Gunman Kills Father Walking Dog]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 21:38:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Woodcrest+Dog+Walker+Shooting.JPG

A gunman killed a businessman walking his dog along a Philadelphia street Thursday night.

A gunshot rang out around 8:30 p.m. along the 6400 block of Woodcrest Avenue in the city’s Overbrook section.

Police found a 51-year-old James Patrick Stuhlman unresponsive.

"They found a male laying here in the center of the block, the dog leash was still in his hand, the dog was lying next to him -- appeared to be scared and in shock," said Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker. "In his other hand he had a flashlight."

Medics rushed Stuhlman to Presbyterian Hospital where he died of a gunshot wound to the chest, said Walker.

After the shooting, the suspect fled the scene.

Neighbors told police Stuhlman often walked his dog in the neighborhood around that time -- many times with his daughter, said Walker.

Luckily Stuhlman's daughter wasn't with him Thursday.

"His daughter goes fora  walk with him almost every night," said Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit Capt. James Clark. "For whatever reason, he said to her, 'it's a little late tonight I don't want you walking with me.' So in effect, he may have saved his daughter's life."

The dog wasn't hurt and it didn't appear the gunman took anything from Stuhlman.

Police didn't immediately have a description of the gunman. They hoped surveillance video captured some clues.

Stuhlman owned a Delaware County landscaping company with his brother Mike.



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<![CDATA[School Buses & FedEx Truck in Chain-Reaction Crash]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 22:43:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/East+Falls+School+Bus+FedEx+Truck+Crash.JPG

Two school buses and delivery truck collided Thursday afternoon in a chain-reaction crash that left two students hurt.

The school buses -- one from nearby Philadelphia University and the other from nearby Greenwoods Charter School -- came to a stop -- one directly behind the FedEx truck -- at School House and Gypsy lanes in Philadelphia’s East Falls neighborhood around 4:15 p.m., said Philadelphia firefighters.

Investigators on the scene said it appeared the school bus crashed into the truck, which, in turn, slammed into the Philly U bus.

After the wreck, firefighters could be seen gathering children from the bus -- medics checked out two kids for minor injuries. The children were later placed on another bus.

It took less than one hour to clear the scene.



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<![CDATA[Fire Rages Through South Jersey Strip Club]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:52:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/218*120/Double+D+Salloon+Vineland+sTrip+Club+Fire.JPG

A fire burned through a South Jersey strip club Thursday afternoon causing the roof to partially collapse and sending thick smoke into the sky, officials said Thursday afternoon.

The two-alarm blaze broke out at Double D Saloon on the 1100 block of S Delsea Dr. in Vineland around 3 p.m.

No injures were reported and no other details were released.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, firefighters could be seen dousing flames with water from a ladder above as flames continued to shoot through the roof.

Earlier video posted to Facebook showed flames jumping from the building.

Firefighters finally got the blaze under control just after 6 p.m.

No word yet on the full extent of damage.



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<![CDATA[Car Crashes Into Home, 3 Hurt]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:48:23 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/PHI+road+rage+generic+tire.jpg

A car slammed into a Delaware County home Wednesday afternoon leaving three people hurt.

The car crashed into the side of a home along Concord Avenue near W 11th and Lincoln streets in Chester, Pennsylvania around 4 p.m., said county dispatchers.

The crash left three people in the Chrysler PT Cruiser injured. Those people were conscious and alert, said dispatchers.

No word yet on what caused the crash.



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<![CDATA[NJ Transit Restores Some Service]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:10:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NJtransitgeneric.jpg

Rail service on two NJ Transit lines has been restored in both directions Wednesday afternoon after a truck hit a power transformer, officials said.

Service on the Northeast Corridor and the North Jersey Coast lines was suspended for about two hours Wednesday afternoon after a flatbed truck flipped over on the tracks and hit the transformer at a crossing on Route 27 in Iselin, officials say.

No injuries were been reported.

Residual delays should be expected on both lines, officials say. 

The suspensions followed a pair of earlier suspensions on the Morris and Essex and Pascack lines earlier in the day for unrelated incidents.



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<![CDATA[Montgomery County Woman Found Safe]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:19:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Dierdre-Magolon-New-Photo.jpg

A Montgomery County woman who had been missing for several days was found safe Tuesday, according to police and her family.

Deirdre Magolon, 20, was last seen leaving her home on Orchard Street in Royersford, Pennsylvania between 6:40 and 7 p.m. Friday.

The family told NBC10 she was driving a 2005 Black Mazda MX3 and they believe it broke down at some point as she was traveling on U.S. Route 422 in King of Prussia.

Police later contacted the family and told them the Mazda was found unoccupied along eastbound 422 near the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) interchange in King of Prussia and U.S. Route 202 around 7:20 p.m. Friday, according to Upper Providence Police.

Deirdre's mother Bethellen Magolon spoke to NBC10 Tuesday, telling us the family learned she was alive and in Philadelphia.

"Two nice women, two different times, picked her up and brought her forward, closer to Philadelphia, which is what we have now," she said. "She's very impulsive. She's never done anything of this magnitude."

Bethellen also had a message for her daughter.

"We love you, we miss you to death and we just want you to come home."

Shortly after the interview, Magolon's sister announced she had been found and is doing well. Upper Providence Police also announced she was found safe by the Philadelphia Police Department.


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<![CDATA[400 Gallons of Oil Spill Into Delaware River]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:24:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/182*120/Pennsville+Oil+Spill+Delaware+River.JPG

Hundreds of gallons of oil that spilled into the Delaware River earlier this week washed up in New Jersey Tuesday.

The U.S. Coast Guard opened a report on the spill by the Pennsville Boat Ramp of Riviera Drive — south of the Delaware Memorial Bridge in Pennsville.

Pennsville Police said "evidence of oil has started to wash up on Pennsville Beach."

Between 400 and 500 gallons of oil spilled near Wilmington Monday during fueling of a barge then washed up in New Jersey on Tuesday, said the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Witnesses said there was a strong odor from the spill.

Officials said the globs oil likely won't pose any serious threat to humans or wildlife.

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<![CDATA[Online Threat Clears High School]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:32:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/211*120/West+Windsor+South+Plainfield+High+School+threat+Evacuation.JPG

Police questioned a suspect after a threat that caused the evacuation of a New Jersey high school Tuesday morning.

The incident cleared West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South in West Windsor Township, Mercer County around 11 a.m.

The West Windsor Police Department cleared the school then searched the building “from top to bottom” with about one dozen K-9 units.

No students or staff  suffered injuries.

As Skyrforce10 hovered overhead you could see students and staff on the bleachers of the football stadium. Once police gave the all clear around 12:30 p.m., they returned to the building to resume the rest of the school day, said the district.

Investigators questioned a suspect, police said. Neither the district nor police revealed the nature of the threat. They didn’t say if the suspect is a student at the school.



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<![CDATA[Death of Delco Teen Ruled a Suicide]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 23:26:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Cayman+Naid+missing+Shipley.jpg

The death of Delaware County eighth grader Cayman Naib was ruled a suicide, according to the family.

The family made the announcement on their Facebook page Monday.

"For those who have been following the Naib family’s sad and incredibly devastating news, we have just learned from the medical examiner’s office that Cayman took his own life," a family spokesperson wrote. "The cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. The gun was taken from the home. The police have informed us that despite being fitted with a trigger lock, the gun was still able to be fired. He was found near the 3400 block of St. David’s Road. His death likely occurred in the early evening of Wednesday, March 4, 2015. We were told that he did not suffer."

The Medical Examiner's Office also confirmed with NBC10 Naib died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Crews from the Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue Team discovered the 13-year-old's snow-covered body Sunday afternoon in a shallow section of Darby Creek along the family's 17-acre property on Harrison Drive in Newtown Square.

The news of Naib's death came four days after the Shipley School student went missing while feeling pressure about school work.

"We are devastated by the loss of Cayman Naib," said Steve Piltch, headmaster of Shipley School. "He was a terrific kid, who was always willing to help and brought a smile to our faces. Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with the Naib family ..."

Naib went missing Wednesday night after leaving his Newtown Square home without his cellphone. Becky Naib, the teen's mother, told NBC10 her son had been under pressure recently to get his school work done. She said the teen may have feared having to admit he was behind and face the consequences both at home and The Shipley School.

"We think his leaving might have been sparked by an email that said he was going to fail a class if he didn't get something in ..." she said.

The Shipley School — a K-12 school located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania — community gathered Sunday night to remember Cayman. During Sunday's vigil, Piltch told the grieving students that members of the school and community were there to support them no matter what hardships they face.

"If you have a question or you have a concern, whether it's about yourself or a friend or somebody you don't even know, let people know," Piltch said. "Talk about it. Get the support you need."

Counselors will be available for students throughout the week. Piltch also told NBC10 students and staff are showing their support for Cayman's sister, who is a 9th grader at Shipley.


SUICIDE PREVENTION: If you know someone who needs help, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255).



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<![CDATA[Student Hurt as Bus Rolls Onto Side]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:07:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/204*120/Lumberton+School+Bus+Crash.JPG

A student was hurt after a crash caused a school bus to roll onto its side along a South Jersey road Monday afternoon.

The bus, which has the words "Caravan Transport" on the side had stopped at the intersection along Main Street and Daffodil Lane in Lumberton, New Jersey. As it was there, the bus was struck from behind by another vehicle, according to investigators.

The impact caused the bus to tip over onto its side.

There were only three students on the bus between the ages of 10 and 15, according to officials. The kids are students at the Hartford School in Mount Laurel and their parents were notified.

One of the students suffered minor injuries. Officials also told NBC10 the driver of the vehicle that struck the bus is being held for questioning.

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<![CDATA[Police Car Crashes on NJ Home's Lawn]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:39:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/202*120/Winslow+Township+Police+Car+Crash.JPG

A police car came to rest against a South Jersey house Monday afternoon leaving at least one injury.

The crash left the car partially inside a home along Terrace Avenue near Cross Keys Road in Winslow, Camden County around 1 p.m.

No word on the severity of injuries.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, you could see the heavily damaged cruiser — it's roof and doors torn off — next to the home as crews investigated.

No word yet on what caused the officer to lose control of the car.



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<![CDATA[Missing Delco Teen Cayman Naib Found Dead]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 06:54:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Cayman+Naid+missing+Shipley.jpg

Friends and family are mourning a Delaware County, Pennsylvania teen.

Cayman Naib, a 13-year-old boy who went missing several days ago, was found dead Sunday, according to his family.

Naib's family made the announcement on Facebook Sunday afternoon.

The teen's snow-covered body was discovered around 2 p.m. Sunday in a shallow creek on the family's 17-acre property on Harrison Drive in Newtown Square, according to the Delaware County District Attorney's Office.

The Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue Team, composed of 20 people and five dogs, made the discovery. Mark Hopkins, a member of the team, told NBC10 they found Naib near a stone wall in a shallow area of the Darby Creek. They immediately called police.

"It's difficult, but you want the family to have closure so you can move on in the grieving process and that's all you can do sometimes," said Hopkins. "We all wanted a different outcome and this is the outcome we got unfortunately."

The teen's body was taken to the Delaware County Medical Examiner who is working to determine the cause of death.

NBC10 also reached out to a family spokesperson, but she declined to comment further.

Naib was an 8th grade student at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr. A memorial vigil was held at the school Sunday around 6:30 p.m. Steve Piltch, the headmaster of the school, released a statement on the teen's death.

"We are devastated by the loss of Cayman Naib," Piltch wrote. "He was a terrific kid, who was always willing to help and brought a smile to our faces. Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with the Naib family today and always."

Naib went missing Wednesday night after leaving his Newtown Square home without his cellphone.

Becky Naib, the teen's mother, told NBC10 her son had been under pressure recently to get his school work done. She said the teen may have feared having to admit he was behind and face the consequences both at home and The Shipley School.

"We think his leaving might have been sparked by an email that said he was going to fail a class if he didn't get something in by today," she said.

She was the last to see Cayman, who was doing homework before dinner. When the family sat down to eat around 7:15, Cayman was gone.

During Sunday's vigil, Piltch told the grieving students that members the school and community were there to support them no matter what hardships they face.

"If you have a question or you have a concern, whether it's about yourself or a friend or somebody you don't even know, let people know," Piltch said. "Talk about it. Get the support you need."

Counselors will be available for students throughout the week. Piltch also told NBC10 students and staff are showing their support for Cayman's sister, who is a 9th grader at Shipley.



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<![CDATA[Truck Plows Into Snowplow on AC Expressway: Police]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:10:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Truck+Rear+Ends+Plow.PNG

A pickup truck rammed into the back of a snowplow on the eastbound side of Atlantic City Expressway Friday morning, said New Jersey State Police.

The crash closed the roadway at mile-marker 34 in Winslow Township.

A medevac helicopter landed to take the injured driver — who police said suffered abdominal and lower body injuries — of the pickup.

The Atlantic City Expressway eastbound remained closed for more than two hours as police investigated. Police cleared the scene by 9:45 a.m.
 

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<![CDATA[Officer Shot, Killed Inside Philly GameStop]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:10:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Officer+Wilson+Gamestop+Scene.jpg

UPDATE: Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said Officer Wilson was at the GameStop to buy a gift for his son.


Philadelphia Police are in mourning after the loss of one of their own.

Officer Robert Wilson III, an 8-year veteran with the 22nd District, died from his injuries after he was shot several times at close range during an attempted robbery inside a North Philadelphia GameStop.

The 30-year-old father left behind two young children, as well as a grandmother.

"Take a moment and say a prayer for this family," said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. "And this 9-year-old boy who will now grow up without a father. A 1-year-old is going to grow up without a dad because of what happened today."

Wilson, who was in full uniform, along with his partner, went inside the GameStop at the Hope Plaza Shopping Center on 2101 West Lehigh Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Suddenly, two armed men came inside and announced a robbery.

"We don't know if they knew he was a police officer or not," Ramsey said. "We suspect, perhaps, they did not."

Wilson immediately confronted the pair, leading to a shootout. The suspects, who were on both sides of the officer, shot at him several times at close range as Wilson returned fire, officials said.

"Even though he was being struck multiple times, he continued to fire until the fatal was fired," Ramsey said.

Customers at the shopping center ran for cover. Sharon Coffield, an employee at the nearby Rainbow Clothing Store, told NBC10 she heard the gunshots and then witnessed part of the shooting.

"My assistant manager ran to the door," Coffield said. "She was getting ready to pull down the bleachers and that's when she saw the cop out there shooting!"

Wilson's partner heard the gunfire and shot at the suspects as well, police said.

"Whoever was in the GameStop, they must've been shooting out," Coffield said. "And he was like, shooting in. And he was running across the lot."

One of the suspects was struck though police have not yet confirmed whether he was shot by Wilson or his partner.

The second suspect who wasn't struck fled the store and tried to blend in with a crowd outside but was quickly apprehended by responding police officers, according to investigators.

A call for an officer down went out at 4:44 p.m. and Wilson was rushed to Temple University Hospital, where he died from his injuries at 6:25 p.m.

"I knew him," Ramsey said. "He was one of the best police officers this city has to offer. A very, very brave, heroic individual. Even though he was struck multiple times he was able to continue to fire." 

The suspect who was shot was taken to Einstein Hospital, though officials have not yet revealed his condition. Police also said the suspects had priors, and one was on parole.

Police later recovered the suspects' weapons at the scene of the shooting, a .40-caliber and a 9mm. One of the weapons had an extended clip, allowing the suspect to fire more rounds than usual, officials said.

Wilson along with his partner were part of the group of 22nd District Officers who volunteered to participate in the trial run of the Philadelphia Police body camera program. During our interview with him in December, Wilson told us he wanted to work to rebuild trust between police and the community.

"It's less negative reaction from the community," Wilson said. "They're recording us and we're recording them also." 

Ramsey also said he met Wilson through the body camera program.

"I had a chance to meet all of them when I stopped by there to talk to them and thank them for volunteering," he said.

Ramsey did not confirm whether or not Wilson was wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting. Police were able to recover surveillance video from the GameStop however. The video was reviewed by homicide investigators.

Ramsey, who is part of a national task force focused on law enforcement's relationship with the local community, also spoke on the danger police officers face on a daily basis.

"People tend to lose sight of the dangers inherent in being a police officer," Ramsey said. "Sometimes they're seriously injured or even murdered as a result of trying to protect every single person in this city...He put his life on the line to make Philadelphia a better city and a safer city."

A police procession was held for Officer Wilson Thursday night as an ambulance transported his body to the Medical Examiner's Office.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf also released a statement on Wilson's death.

“My deepest condolences are with Officer Robert Wilson’s family tonight and his colleagues at the Philadelphia Police Department, especially the officers of the 22nd District," Wolf wrote. "This senseless act is devastating and a stark reminder of the danger faced everyday by our brave men and women in uniform. Across Pennsylvania, members of law enforcement and our first responders put their lives on the line to protect our families and our communities. We can never forget their selfless service and sacrifice.”

Officer Wilson is the eighth Philadelphia Police officer to die from a gunshot since 2006, according to the Fraternal Order of Police. Moses Walker, who was also from the 22nd District, was the last Philadelphia Police officer to lose his life. He was shot and killed after finishing his shift back on Aug. 18, 2012.

One of the gunmen convicted in Walker's death will be formally sentenced to life in prison Friday.

 


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<![CDATA[Turnpike Reopens After Big Rig Crash]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:27:09 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/207*120/Pennsylvania+Turnpike+Pa+Turnpike+Tollbooths.JPG

A tractor-trailer jackknifed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester County as snow fell Thursday afternoon.

The crash caused the westbound lanes of the turnpike to be shut down between the Valley Forge (Exit 326) and Downingtown (Exit 312) interchanges around 1:45 p.m. The roadway remained closed until just before 6 p.m.

The detour at I-76 westbound was also lifted at Exit 326 and the Turnpike is open to westbound traffic.

Pennsylvania State Police said one person suffered a head injury.

There were two other separate crashes between mile-markers 314 to 315 westbound.

Troopers detoured motorists around the closed stretch suggesting drivers take U.S. Route 202 south for 12 miles to U.S. Route 30 West for 2,5 miles to state Route 100 north for five miles to Downingtown.



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<![CDATA[Fire Alarm Goes Off at City Hall]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:37:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/188*120/Philadelphia+Mayor+Michael+Nutter+City+Hall.JPG

A fire alarm evacuated people from Philadelphia’s City Hall Wednesday morning.

NBC10 crews on the scene said the alarm went off around 9:45.

People could see seen streaming out of the building and NBC10 cameras captured Mayor Michael Nutter outside the historic building as firefighters responded to the scene.

After a little more than 30 minutes, people began to re-enter the building.

Firefighters didn’t reveal the cause of the alarm.



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<![CDATA[Montco Crash Leaves Car on Roof, SUV in Creek]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:22:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Tookany+Creek+Parkway+SUV+Crash.JPG

A sport utility vehicle crashed off a Montgomery County road and into a creek during a multivehicle crash Tuesday morning that also left a car on its roof.

The SUV drove off Tookany Creek Parkway near Ashmead Road in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania around 6:40 a.m. in a collision that appeared to involve at least three other vehicles.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later you could see medics treating someone next to a jeep on the bank of the creek — not far from where the SUV went into the creek.

Amazingly, medics took no one else from the scene.

A car also flipped over on the other side of the road and another car also appeared to crash off the roadway.

No word yet on what caused the crash.



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<![CDATA[Pastor Family OK After Fire at NJ Church]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:18:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/210*120/Hainesport+Church+Fire.JPG

A historic church caught fire overnight in South Jersey putting Sunday services in jeopardy.

Flames broke out around 3:30 a.m. at Easton Bible Church along Fostertown Road in Hainesport, Burlington County.

Firefighters from nearby towns were brought in to battle back the flames. After about one hour the structure continued to smoke as crews controlled the fire.

No word yet on what ignited the blaze but a pastor who was sleeping in his home adjacent to the building with his wife and son when the fire broke out said he smelled smoke and that the fire appeared to be electrical.

"As I kind of got closer to the door I could definitely smell it a little more," said Pastor Steve Johansson.

Johansson and his family made it out unscathed and no one was injured.

The fire mostly damaged church offices and didn't appear to heavily damage to main sanctuary of the church, which has stood since the 1800s.

It isn't clear yet if the congregation of 500 will be able to attend Sunday services at the church.



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<![CDATA[Arrest Made in Stabbing at Cash for Gold Store]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:44:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/205*120/Frankford+Avenue+Cash+for+Gold+Stabbing.JPG

A Philadelphia man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed the owner of a Northeast Philadelphia cash for gold store Monday morning before making off with a large sum of cash.

Joshua Garner of Philadelphia is charged with robbery, aggravated assault, simple assault, theft and receiving stolen property.

Garner is accused of stabbing the 62-year-old owner of the We Buy Gold store in the face. The attack took place outside the store on the 8000 block of Frankford Avenue Monday around 11:15 a.m. Garner then stole $1000 before fleeing in a black GMC truck, police said.

He was later apprehended and arrested Monday night.

The owner was taken to Aria Torresdale Hospital where he is currently in stable condition.



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<![CDATA[House Explodes When Man Turns on Bathroom Light]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:26:23 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/211*120/Point+Pleasant+Beach+Cooks+Lane+Gas+Explosion.JPG

A New Jersey home exploded after a resident woke up and turned on the bathroom light early Monday.

The blast around 1:40 a.m. Monday inside a rear unit home along Cooks Lane near Niblick Street in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey left a resident with burns over half his body.

The groggy 47-year-old man, identified by officials as Kurt Wagner, woke up to the smell of gas and went into the bathroom where he turned on the light, said the Ocean County Prosecutors Office. The gas quickly ignited.

Firefighters rushed to the scene to find the home completely engulfed in flames and Wagner outside the home. He was conscious despite suffering burns to 40 to 50 percent of his body, said officials.

Medics rushed Wagner to Jersey Shore University Medical Center before transferring him to Saint Barnabas Burn Center where he remained in critical condition Monday afternoon.

Point Beach firefighters extinguished the blaze and New Jersey Natural Gas secured the gas meter without further incident allowing for county fire officials and crime scene investigators to determine exactly what led to the leak that caused the explosion.

This blast came less than a week after 15 people were hurt when a Stafford Township home exploded as crews addressed a gas main leak. Point Pleasant Beach is about 30 miles north of Stafford Township.

New Jersey Natural Gas urges anyone who smells gas — a rotten eggs-like odor — to immediately evacuate the building and only use your cellphone to call NJNG (800-GAS-LEAK) once you are at a safe distance from the home since a phone can spark the gas.



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<![CDATA[Car Slides Under Philly School Bus]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:03:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/236*120/West+Oak+Lane+Homer+Street+Philadelphia+school+Bus+Crash.JPG

A car slid under a school bus with children on board in Philadelphia Friday morning.

The car and bus collided around 7:45 a.m. along Homer Street near Rodney Street in West Oak Lane.

There were children on the yellow School District of Philadelphia bus at the time of the wreck but none were hurt, said witnesses at the scene.

Investigators didn’t report any injuries.

Another bus came and took the kids away from the scene.

No word yet on what caused the crash.



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<![CDATA[Philly-Bound Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Ireland]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:23:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Generic+US+Airways+Plane+Generic.jpg

A Philadelphia-bound flight returns to Ireland Thursday to make an emergency landing due to mechanical issues.

US Airways Flight 723 returned to Dublin Airport shortly after taking off around 11:15 local time Thursday.

The Boeing 757-200 then returned to the airport about 90 minutes later because one of the wing slats didn’t retract, said American Airlines spokeswoman Victoria Lupica.

Lupica said that such an incident is rather routine despite being considered an emergency landing. None of the 126 passengers on board suffered any injuries and the plane landed safely.

TheJournal.ie reported Irish emergency responders were called to the scene as a precaution.

Lupica said that it wasn’t clear when the 8-hour flight that was due to land at Philadelphia International Airport around 2:15 p.m. EST would be back in the air. The airline would do its best to re-accommodate passengers.



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<![CDATA[Car Rear-Ends School Bus]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:19:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/230*120/Route+1+East+Falls+School+Bus+Crash.JPG

A car collided with a school bus along a busy highway in Philadelphia’s East Falls neighborhood Wednesday morning.

The wreck happened around 8:15 a.m. along the Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. Route 1) southbound near Ridge Avenue.

No reports of injuries at this time, however, dispatchers said the students on board would be checked out by their school nurse.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see a white sedan wedged under the rear of the yellow All City Transportation bus.

The crash caused miles of backups as police investigated the wreck.



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<![CDATA[Water Main Break Sends Students Home Early]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:59:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Neshaminy+Water+Main+Break.JPG

A Bucks County high school planned to send students home early Wednesday morning due to a water main break.

Neshaminy High School students will be sent home at 10 a.m., the school announced on its website.

Some after-school activities would continue as normal while others would be put on hold.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead Wednesday morning, crews could be seen working outside the building along Old Lincoln Highway in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.



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<![CDATA[Missing Del. Girl Found Safe, Father Arrested ]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:09:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Dad-Abducts-Daughter.jpg

The AMBER ALERT for a 3-year-old girl who police say was abducted by her father was canceled Tuesday.

Elinor Trotta and her father Michael Trotta were both found safe in Massachusetts.

"Today is my birthday," said Elinor's mother Dawn Barkus. "I prayed to God all day to get her back and He gave me the best b-day present ever. I'm gonna get my Elinor back." 

The girl and her father were found at an apartment complex in Spencer, Massachusetts Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. Trotta was walking with his daughter out of the complex when he was met by an FBI SWAT team who cornered him and arrested him without incident, police said.

Warrants remain on file for Trotta's arrest in Delaware stemming from an assault on Feb. 15, as well as charges for Monday's incident, which include reckless endangerment and carjacking. He will also be charged with endangering the welfare of a child and is awaiting extradition back in Delaware.

"We appreciate the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the US Attorney General’s Office, The Delaware Attorney General’s Office, and the many state and local agencies which included the New Jersey State Police, Massachusetts State Police, and the Spencer Police Department," a New Castle County Police spokesperson said.

Officials are in the process of taking Barkus to Massachusetts so that she can reunite with her daughter.

"I got to talk to her on the phone," Barkus said. "She's shaken but ready to be back with me." 

The AMBER ALERT was issued in Delaware, New Jersey and Ohio after Trotta, 43, allegedly took Elinor from her home.

Barkus told police that Trotta, who is her ex-boyfriend, assaulted her at her home on the 800 block of East Basin Road in New Castle, Delaware around 6:45 p.m. Monday and then took their young daughter.

Delaware State Police issued the alert after New Castle County Police determined the girl was in "imminent danger." Investigators initially believed Trotta had fled with his daughter to New Jersey and New York City. During Tuesday's press conference, police said they believe Trotta was in Massachusetts because he has family there.

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<![CDATA[NJ Home 'Disintegrated' in Gas Explosion, 15 Hurt]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:55:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/Stafford+explosion+dashcam+2.gif

UPDATE: Police reveal cause of gas explosion | UPDATE: Firefighters who survived blast speak out


Police released dashcam video of a gas explosion that leveled an Ocean County, New Jersey, home, injured 15 people, and shook homes in every direction Tuesday morning, including one of a young mother.

"My windows blew out of my house, and I dropped, and I covered my daughter, because she was next to me," said Stafford Township resident Melissa Lewis. "I stood up, and I heard them screaming outside, and there were people being taken to the ambulance."

Police received the initial call for an odor inspection in the Cedar Run neighborhood of the township near U.S. Route 9 around 8:55 a.m., about an hour and a half before the blast occurred, according to Stafford Township Police Capt. Tom Dellane.

Officers, firefighters and emergency crews who were dispatched to the neighborhood, quickly confirmed a gas leak, called in the New Jersey Natural Gas Company and evacuated 75 nearby homes.

Gas company employees were working on finding the source of the leak diagonally across from Lewis' home on Oak Ave. when the blast occurred, completely destroying one home and damaging many others. Dashcam video from a Stafford Township police cruiser shows the blast as it happened as workers and firefighters were next to the house.

"The house has been disintegrated," said Stafford Township Mayor John Spodofora.

Seven gas workers were injured in the explosion, said NJ Natural Gas Spokesperson Mike Kinney. One suffered extremely critical injuries and required CPR at the scene. That man and another gas worker were medevaced to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's Trauma Unit where they remained in critical condition, said Kinney.

Six firefighters also suffered minor injuries, most experiencing concussion-like symptoms. They were transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center. All but one were treated and released, said Stafford Twp. Volunteer Fire Chief Jack Johnson

Two EMTs were also taken to Southern with minor injuries and were released.

As SkyForce10 hovered over the scene, debris could be seen scattered all over the place as some trees in the area burned. Only the home's foundation remained.

"I saw pieces of house floating all over my yard," Lewis said. "The insulation was all over the place and you could see the ambulances and people running around and there were big flames coming from the house."

The blast could be felt up to one mile away, said officials.

Gas and electricity to nearly 300 homes were turned off and police urged people to avoid the area.

"We're working on a plan to restore that service, but that plan will take time," said Kinney.

How much time is unknown.

Spodofora urged residents who smelled gas in their homes to open all their windows, report it to police and leave the area immediately.

"The gas is kind of hanging in there," said Spodofora.

The Marlton Area Office of OSHA investigated exactly what caused the blast.

Officials announced NJ Natural Gas Company workers restored gas service to Oak Avenue around midnight but that doesn't mean the gas is back on in each home. Residents must be inside their home in order to get restored.

Stafford Police officers remained in the area throughout the night.



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<![CDATA[Car Strikes Child in Delco]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:36:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/Darby+Child+Car+Crash.JPG

A car struck a child along a Delaware County street Tuesday morning.

The crash happened around 7:45 a.m. at Main Street and N 4th Street in Darby, said county dispatchers.

No word yet on the condition of the child.



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<![CDATA[Officer Stabbed, Suspect Shot, Killed]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:35:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Jerome-Nichols-Lead.jpg

An incident that began as a domestic dispute ended with an officer stabbed and a suspect dead early Monday morning, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police opened fire on Jerome Nichols, 42, of Catasauqua, Pa., after he allegedly stabbed a Catasauqua officer following a high-speed chase and crash, authorities said.

The incident began around 4 a.m. with a domestic dispute call that sent police to a home in Whitehall Twp.

When they arrived, they found Jazqueline Leibeguth had been stabbed by Nichols, who was her ex-boyfriend, police said.

“I heard a loud bang and ‘Help me! Help me!’” said neighbor Jennifer Brown. “So I banged on the wall and said, ‘I’m calling the police.’”

Right before police arrived at Leibeguth’s house, Nichols allegedly hopped in his black SUV and fled to a home in neighboring Catasauqua. From there, Nichols took off again leading Catasauqua and state police on a chase that ended when he went over a snow bank and crashed into a fence in East Allentown, officials said.

Nichols got out of his car on the 1300 block of Plymouth St. and stabbed a Catasauqua officer, according to authorities.

Police opened fire, killing Nichols, they said.

"Now she doesn't have to worry about that kind of domestic drama and abuse anymore,” said Brown.

The officer, who is in his 30s, underwent emergency surgery at St. Luke's Hospital and is recovering, said police.

The Lehigh County Coroner's office, Pennsylvania State Police, Allentown Police Department, the Lehigh County District Attorney's office and the Lehigh County Homicide Task Force are all investigating the incident.

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<![CDATA[Gunman Shoots Co-Worker, Kills Self at NJ Biz]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 02:33:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Edgar-Figueroa.jpg

A security worker opened fire on a co-worker Monday in Moorestown, New Jersey and then killed himself.

The gunman was provoked by an "ongoing domestic situation," according to Moorestown police.

The gunfire rang out around 7 a.m., as Edgar Figueroa and Melvin Nieves were starting their shifts at Shields Business Solutions along Twoshome Drive — less than a mile from the Moorestown police department.

Figueroa, 42, allegedly shot Nieves four times, went outside and shot himself to death in the rear parking lot of the business park where Shields is located.

The two men are both from Philadelphia, police said. Nieves, 31, is in critical condition at Cooper University Hospital.

"The gentleman that was getting shot obviously tried to flee, and this gentlemen chased him through the building, and it worked its way out back," said Moorestown Police Lt. Lee Lieber.

Shields is a company that services ATMs, protects vaults and offers armored car services, according to the company's website.

Police did not say if the two men worked in the same armored truck.

Officers from surrounding communities including Mount Laurel and Maple Shade also responded to the scene.


SUICIDE PREVENTION: If you know someone who needs help, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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<![CDATA[Gun Shop Standoff Ends With 2 Arrests]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:16:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Police+Standoff+Mikes+Gun+Shop+Tullytown.JPG

Police closed off the area around a Bucks County shopping center early Monday due to a standoff at a gun shop where one suspect was caught inside a ventilation shaft of a neighboring business.

Officers cleared the area and closed roads along the Levittown Parkway near U.S. Route 13 in Tullytown, Pennsylvania around 2 a.m. Monday to respond to a barricade situation at Mike’s Gun Shop, which is across Levittown Parkway from the Levittown Shopping Center.

They also asked residents to stay inside their homes as officers responded to the scene.

The barricade situation began after the suspects were spotted burglarizing the store, said Tullytown Police. Police said one suspect was on the roof of the business when they arrived.

Officers later found a suspect trying to hide in the ventilation system of Arianna's Pizzeria next door, said police.

That suspect then told officers that another suspect remained inside the gun shop, said investigators.

"It's dark out and that's, kind of, hindering our efforts to see if he's armed or not," said Police Chief Daniel Doyle.

Officers nabbed the other suspect around 10 a.m. -- ending the nearly eight-hour barricade.

Police reported no injuries.

SWAT teams from around Bucks County were called into help with the situation.

School officials closed St. Michael the Archangel School for the day and all Pennsbury School District schools opened after a two-hour delay.



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<![CDATA[Deadly Laundromat Shooting]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:58:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/218*120/53rd+Street+Coin+Op+Laundromat+Shooting.JPG

A gunman shot a man three times in the back of the head inside a Philadelphia Laundromat Thursday morning before leaving the man for dead.

Gunfire rang out around 11 a.m. inside the 53rd Coin Laundromat at 53rd Street and Springfield Avenue in West Philadelphia.

Medics pronounced the unidentified 26-year-old man dead on the scene.

No word yet on possible suspects.



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