<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Breaking News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/breaking http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usMon, 24 Apr 2017 07:51:52 -0400Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:51:52 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Ambulance Crashes, Blocks Busy NJ Intersection]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:13:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/204*120/Cherry+Hill+Ambulance+Crash+2.JPG Police blocked a busy South Jersey intersection as they cleared a crash involving an ambulance and an SUV Tuesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Fire Evacuates Center City High-Rise]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:55:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Adelphia+Building+Fire.jpg

A fire caused the evacuation of a Center City Philadelphia high-rise Monday.

Firefighters responded to a fire on the third floor of the Adelphia House at 13th and Chestnut streets -- a short walk from City Hall -- shortly before noon.

The fire appeared to be contained to the third floor -- some windows could be seen smashed out -- and no injuries were reported as firefighters said they quickly contained the blaze.

No word yet on what caused the blaze.

Residents remained out of the building more than an hour after the fire was first reported.



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<![CDATA[2 Die as SUV Slams Into Parked Big Rig on Roosevelt Blvd.]]> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:43:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/207*120/Roosevelt+Boulevard+Truck+SUV+Crash+2.JPG

A horrific crash that claimed two lives closed a stretch of the busy Roosevelt Boulevard Friday.

An SUV slammed into a tractor-trailer parked along the outer lanes of Route 1 northbound near D Street in the Feltonville section of the city before 8 a.m.

A 25-year-old woman and woman in her 40s who were riding in the SUV died at the scene -- their bodies under sheets on the asphalt -- and the male driver was taken to Einstein Medical Center where doctors listed him in stable condition, Philadelphia Police said.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see the tractor-trailer and a badly-damaged SUV -- crews tore it apart to rescue the victims -- blocking the roadway. Investigators said the big rig driver wasn't in he cab at the time.

The outer lanes of the Boulevard remained closed for hours as police investigated, finally reopening after 2 p.m.

The truck was legally parked along the roadway, accident investigators said.



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<![CDATA[Legionnaires' Disease Bacteria Causes Chesco School Closure]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:54:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/Kennett+High+School+Map.JPG

The presence of the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' Disease caused a Chester County high school to close Friday.

Kennett Consolidated School District superintendent Barry Tomasetti posted a letter to the schools website explaining how school officials discovered the potentially deadly bacteria.

"We are notifying you that during routine testing of the hot water systems at Kennett High School, a positive test result for legionella bacteria was confirmed," Tomasetti said.

No injuries were reported and the school began taking actions to get rid of the bacteria.

"In response to this test result, we have consulted with the Chester County Health Department and contracted with an environmental remediation firm to eliminate the bacteria," Tomasetti said. "As a proactive measure, we have discontinued use of the boiler room spigot where the positive sample was taken and as an additional precaution shut down all showers.

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"According to the Health Department, the presence of the bacteria, which are commonly found in water, is no concern for alarm at this time. The Health Department officials stated that there are no confirmed reports of Legionnaires’ disease and the Health Department would not be issuing a public advisory at this time."

Legionnaires' disease is a lung infection named after a 1976 outbreak among people at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. If contracted, legionella is rarely spread from person to person but rather by breathing in small droplets of water in the air that contain the bacteria, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.



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<![CDATA[Police Pluck Body From Del. Retention Pond]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:13:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/210*120/Middletown+Pond+Body.JPG

Police in Delaware called the dive team and medical examiner after a grisly discovery in a drainage ditch near a shopping center.

Middletown, Delaware officers responded to Middletown-Warwick Road Tuesday morning to find a body in the water, investigators said. The New Castle County Dive Team plucked the body from the water and searched the rest of the pond.

The drainage ditch is not far from U.S. Route 301 and a Walmart on the other side of Merrimac Avenue. As SkyFocre10 hovered over the scene you could see police searching for clues.

Police continued to investigate how the unidentified person wound up in the water. They said there was no indication that any vehicle was involved.



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<![CDATA[Dad Faces Murder Charges in Baby Boy's Death]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:08:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Javine+Barratt+Baby+Death.jpg

Philadelphia Police charged a young father with killing his 3-month-old son. The boy died days after being found unresponsive in a North Philadelphia home.

Emergency responders found Javine Barratt unresponsive late on March 20 inside a bedroom of a home on the 2400 block of N 5th Street. Responding officers administered CPR as the boy was rushed to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in critical condition, police said.

The baby died at the hospital on March 23. The cause of death was ruled to be a homicide due to head trauma, investigators said.

On Wednesday, police announced murder and child endangerment charges against the boy’s father, 23-year-old Javine Barratt (same name as his son).

It was unclear if Barratt has an attorney who can comment on the case.



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<![CDATA[Caretaker Faces Charges in Philly Toddler's Death]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:39:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Jedayah+Nesmith+Akim+Feron+Jones+Death.jpg

A woman remained behind bars a week after a 2-year-old boy she cared for was found dead in a Philadelphia home.

Officers found Azim Jones-Fearon's naked and emaciated body on a bed inside a home on the 7100 block of N 15th Street Wednesday evening.

Medics pronounced Azim dead at the scene.

On Tuesday, police announced child endangerment, reckless endangerment and abuse of a corpse charges against Jedayah Nesmith -- the boy's 22-year-old caretaker. A judge arraigned Nesmith Friday and sent her to jail in lieu of $750,000 bail. Sources told NBC10 Nesmith is the girlfriend of the boy's mother.

A man who wished to remain anonymous told NBC10 he tipped police off about Nesmith. The man claims Nesmith offered him $1000 to dispose of the child's body.

"[She said]'You gotta get rid of something. It's the size of a loaf of bread.' I'm like, 'What you mean? It's a baby?' [She said] 'Yeah.' [I asked] 'Whose baby is it?' [She said] 'Don't worry about all that,'" the man said.

It was not known if anyone else could face charges in Azim's death. The boy was initially said to be 3 years old but later police revised his age to 2.

The cause of death was pending an autopsy Tuesday as homicide detectives continued their investigation.



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<![CDATA[Power Out on the Main Line]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:05:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/Snow+Power+Lines+Snow.JPG

A power outage left thousands of customers on the Main Line in the dark Monday morning.

PECO reported around 2,000 lost power in the area of Radnor, Wayne and Villanova after a wire came down around 8:20 a.m.

PECO didn't immediately know what caused the wire to fall but said it got people back online around 9:30 a.m. though the power company's website didn't immediately reflect the change.

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<![CDATA[Fire Destroys Philly Club]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:25:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/193*120/XO+Lounge+Fire+South+Street.JPG

Smoke billowed from a South Street nightclub early Wednesday morning.

It was a battle against fire and ice for Philadelphia firefighters who dealt with the smoky blaze XO Lounge and icy conditions along South Street.

SkyForce10 captured firefighters battling the blaze, which appeared to have started near the club's rear porch. The club was closed at the time the fire broke out around 6 a.m. It took firefighters about 45 minutes to bring the blaze under control, firefighters said.

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"It was very scary," said Laura Callahan who works across the street.

No word yet on what may have caused the blaze that destroyed the club that features outdoor rooftop seating and music. The blaze left the Loft Bar and Coco's chicken and Waffles, which share the building, badly damaged.

The neighboring World Communications Charter School closed for the day due to smoky conditions.

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<![CDATA[Schools Close After Deadly Crash on Icy Delco Road]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:37:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/210*120/Chadds+Ford+Crash.JPG

A tow truck driver lost control while driving on snow and ice early Wednesday morning before slamming into a sport utility vehicle, killing the SUV driver, state police said.

The deadly crash closed Baltimore Pike (U.S. Route 1) near Creek Road around 5 a.m. It also caused area schools to close for the day as buses couldn't get around the hours' long road closure.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later you could see a smashed up SUV off the roadway with a damaged flatbed tow truck nearby.

The driver of the SUV, Jeffrey Phillippe of Kennett Square, died in the wreck, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Phillippe's SUV was smashed when the tow truck driver lost control on the slippery roadway while traveling south on Route 1, police said. The tow truck crossed over the center line and smashed head on into Phillippe's SUV in the northbound lanes, investigators said.

The tow truck driver suffered undisclosed injuries, police said.

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District was forced to close because of the impact on bus routes.

"With both Route 1 and the 926 bridge out -- our community is effectively cut in half," Superintendent Dr. John Sanville wrote in a message on the UCFSD website. "Under these circumstances bus runs could take hours. We feel it prudent to close schools today... I apologize for the timing and the inconvenience -- a very difficult situation."

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<![CDATA[School Bus, Dump Truck Collide in Del.]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:33:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/D+Street+Wilmington+School+Bus+Crash.JPG

A school bus with children headed to a school for the deaf and a dump truck collided in Wilmington, Delaware Friday morning leaving multiple people in each vehicle hurt.

The bus and truck crashed at D and Heald streets around 7:50 a.m., Wilmington firefighters said.

The Christiana School District bus was bound for the Delaware School for the Deaf and came to rest against a pole, firefighters said.

The school bus driver, an aide and one minor student were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, firefighters said.

Firefighters extricated a passenger from the dump truck -- its windshield and front end smashed -- and transported her to the hospital.

"When I got to the dump truck I noticed they were bleeding, really bad, the lady was pinned underneath the dashboard," Witness Rodney Harmon said.

Harmon and others called 911 and emergency responders quickly arrived.

The dump truck driver suffered minor injuries, firefighters said.

The unharmed students would be released to parents, firefighters said.

No word official yet on what caused the wreck but a witness said it appeared the dump truck missed a stop light.

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<![CDATA[Emailed Threat Leads to Evacuation of Delaware JCC]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:27:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/198*120/Wilmington+Siegel+JCC+Jewish+Center.JPG

For the third time in recent weeks, a threat caused the evacuation of a Wilmington, Delaware Jewish community center.

The Siegel JCC on Garden of Eden Road was evacuated early Wednesday due to an emailed bomb threat overnight, New Castle County Police said. [[415674473, C]]

Police responded to the center, which offers Jewish programming and serves as a gym facility for the community at large, and people were allowed back in by 9:30 a.m., said a person who answered the phone at the JCC Wednesday morning. Police later gave the all clear but said some officers could remain on the scene.

No injuries were reported.

This was at least the third time this year the Wilmington JCC was evacuated due to a threat as a wave of antisemitism targets Jewish organizations around America. Dozens of JCCs around the country were evacuated after a slew of threats in recent weeks. And, hundreds of headstones were also toppled at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia last month. [[413868343, C]]



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<![CDATA[1500 Still Without Power After PECO Substation Fire]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 01:06:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/fuego+peco+7+mar.JPG

Around 1500 people are still without power more than a day after flames spread through a PECO substation in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga section.

Philadelphia High School for Girls on 1400 W. Olney Ave. and EW Rhodes Middle School on 2900 W. Clearfield Street were both closed Wednesday due to power outages. All after-school activities at both schools were canceled Wednesday as well. [[415639043, C]]

The outages were caused by a fire that started at the Westmoreland substation at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday on 2634 W. Westmoreland Street, officials said.

Firefighters and a hazmat unit responded to the scene. As SkyForce10 hovered overhead around 2:45 p.m. you could see flames and thick black smoke shooting into the air and white foam being used to contain the blaze. [[415656093, C]]

"I didn't know whether to stay outside or stay in my house because you could smell it in my house just as good as you could smell it across the street," said Mary Wilson who lives near the substation and suffers from asthma.

Officials say the fire was electrical. They used chemicals and fire suppression powder to contain it rather than water and were able to bring the flames under control around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Flames spread through the substation but didn't go beyond the facility into the surrounding neighborhood. No injuries were reported and no one nearby was evacuated, firefighters said.

Around 36,000 customers were without power at the peak of the fire. The number was brought to about 1500 by 9 p.m. Wednesday. Temple University also reported portions of its hospital complex, campus and the Temple Towers residence hall were without power at one point.

Traffic lights at surrounding intersections throughout North Philadelphia were out due to the fire. Generators and stop signs were placed in impacted intersections from Broad to 33rd streets and in the Hunting Park section of the city. Police also assisted at the busier intersections.

PECO is working to re-route power for the impacted customers and hoped to have power restored for everyone at some point Thursday.

Officials have not yet revealed what started the blaze.

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<![CDATA[Missing Boy and Step-Grandfather Found Safe ]]> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:39:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Naair+Thomas+Thumb.jpg

A missing boy and his step-grandfather were both found safe Tuesday afternoon.

Naasir Thomas, 5, and his step-grandfather Stewart Gertman, 60, failed to return to their residence on Frankford Avenue near E Venago Street in Kensington Monday, police said.

Gertman routinely cares for Naasir and they were last seen together at their home around 10 a.m. Monday before being reported missing at 10 p.m. [[415584083, C]]

Investigators attempted to call Gertman’s cellphone but had no luck, police said.

Shortly after 4 p.m. police announced both the boy and his step-grandfather were found in good condition.

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<![CDATA[Fire Burns Through Northeast Philly Aquatic Center, 2 Hurt]]> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:11:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/CHOPPER+3+ALARM+FIRE+GRANT+AVENUE+NE+PHILA+-+11445606_22785501.jpg

A fire at a Northeast Philadelphia health center and indoor swim club that forced people wearing only their bathing suits out into the cold air and left two people suffering from smoke inhalation spread to four alarms Monday.

Flames broke out before 11:15 a.m. at the Aquatic Fitness Center and Aquahab Physical Therapy along Grant Avenue near Fordham Road in the city's Torresdale section.

The fire quickly spread to three alarms then four alarms as thick smoke poured into the sky from the building that sits at the rear of a long parking lot. As SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see firefighters shooting water into the barn-like structure, which was badly damaged, that houses a large pool. [[415482113, C]]

Carol Hoffman was working out in the basement of the facility when fire alarms went off.

"By the time I got to the top of the steps, I could see people running out in bathing suits," Hoffmann told NBC10.

"When we got outside, there was no one, nobody knew what to do, it was awful," Hoffman, who has lost three family members to fire, said.

"People were pulling people out in wheelchairs, a lot ran out in their bathing suits," she said.

Witnesses say there were about a dozen people in the therapy area of the building, including employees, and 30 people in the basement working out at the time of the fire.

"Actually the woman who pulled the fire alarm started to yell for us, letting us know it was a real fire, not a drill," said Becky Hodson, an employee at the facility. "We do do drills. Luckily we practice and since she was the one that notified them so quickly we got the people out of the pool, just grabbed their stuff for them and ran outside with them."

Two people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation, firefighters said.

Embers from the fire spread to nearby lawns, causing small fires at neighboring properties.

"The heat was so intense so we all moved back," said Mike Wallace, a witness.

Wallace told NBC10 he saw contractors using a blow torch on the facility's roof shortly before the fire began.

"Those flames can shoot ten, 12 feet so if you're not really careful, they probably were professionals, but you know accidents happen," Wallace said.

Firefighters could be seen battling the flames from neighboring streets, stretching hoses for blocks to neighboring hydrants. In total it took more than 50 apparatus and 150 firefighters to contain the blaze, the Philadelphia Fire Department said.

Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel sent in heavy rescue and special ops teams to make sure no one was trapped inside.

"They went in and they were able to search that area," Thiel said. "So we believe now that the building is clear but again it's going to be a little while before we can say that 100 percent."

The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management asked people to avoid the area near the fitness center as crews worked to contain the situation. Philadelphia Police also warned of the closure of Grant Avenue.

AFC Fitness: Northeast Philadelphia offers classes, an indoor Olympic-size swimming pool and other health club amenities, according to its website. The large facility -- AFC claims it houses the largest pool in Philadelphia -- sits next to John F. Byrne Golf Club.

Matt Littman, the president and CEO of AFC Fitness, released the following statement on the fire:

“We’re extremely fortunate that our staff and members were able to swiftly and safely evacuate during the fire at our Northeast Philadelphia location on Grant Avenue this morning. The damage to the facility was severe and the Grant Avenue location will remain closed until further notice. Our team is working to accommodate displaced members and we’re encouraging them to utilize our other locations in Feasterville, Jenkintown and Bala Cynwyd.

We’re also working to assess the damage and determine our path forward, but can confirm at this time that we’re committed to rebuilding our Northeast Philadelphia location. We truly appreciate the understanding and support of our members and the community during this difficult time.”

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<![CDATA[2 Adults, 1 Child Hurt in House Fire]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:11:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/186*120/E+Street+Fire+Philadelphia.JPG

A house fire left two adults and a child hurt in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood Friday.

Flames broke out in the home on E Street, near E Ontario Street, around 11:30 a.m.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later, medics could be seen treating a person and loading him or her into a waiting ambulance. Another adult and a child also suffered injuries, said Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel.

No word yet on the extent of injuries.



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<![CDATA[Raging Inferno Guts Homes, Vacant Hotel in New Jersey]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 20:16:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/jersey+shore+fire.jpg

A raging fire engulfed more than a half-dozen buildings along the Jersey Shore as dawn broke Friday, completely destroying at least four homes and a vacant hotel, officials said. 

Firefighters from Asbury Park, Neptune Township and Ocean Grove descended on Lake and Seaview avenues in Ocean Grove after getting a call about the blaze shortly after 5 a.m. Smoke shot up into the sky and over the ocean several blocks away as fire crews raced to the scene. 

The fire was so intense shortly after 6 a.m. that it had spread to an adjoining condominium complex, Chopper 4 video shows. By 8 a.m., the smoke had turned white as firefighters made progress on the blaze. Chopper 4 showed the charred remants of the engulfed buildings; hotspots were still visible. 

Officials said five buildings were totally decimated by the blaze, including the Warrington, the shuttered hotel where the blaze may have started, three single-family homes and one multi-family home. The LaPierre and Marlboro condo complexes were damaged. Authorities say squatters have been a concern at the Warrington, which is slated for demolition. They planned to search the premises for evidence of squatters once it was safe to do so.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries; one was treated at the scene for a hand injury and the other was taken to a hospital with chest pains, authorities said. It wasn't clear how many people were displaced by the fire. 



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<![CDATA[Threats Cause Evacuations of Pa., NJ & Del. JCCs]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:33:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Katz+JCC+Wilmington+JCC+Splits+threats.jpg

Three Philadelphia area Jewish Community Centers were evacuated Monday morning due to threats that targeted more than one dozen JCCs around the country.

Cherry Hill Police investigated after the Katz JCC on Springdale Road was evacuated around 10:40 a.m. The JCC said the building was safely cleared and police said they reopened to building -- after a full sweep -- around 12:30 p.m. [[414872683, C]]

The Cherry Hill incident played out after the Siegel JCC on Garden of Eden Road in Wilmington, Delaware was evacuated around 9:50 a.m., New Castle County Police said. After nearly two hours, the all was given and people returned to the Wilmington JCC.

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., was at the JCC when the threat came in.

"Today, I met with leadership of the Jewish Federation of Delaware and Jewish Community Services at the Siegel JCC in Wilmington to talk about threats and violence toward the Jewish community here and around the nation," Carper said. "The community center was among many around the country that has received multiple bomb threats in the past several months that have put the entire community on edge, and today, while we were talking about this very subject there, another bomb threat was called in. It is heartbreaking for such a flash of fear to overtake a place of strong community and joy that brings together people of all ages under one roof -- from the babies in the day care center to the senior citizens taking part in exercise classes. These acts must end."

The threats didn't end as one also hit Jewish people on the Main Line. The Robert J. Wilf Preschool kindergarten at Kaiserman JCC on Haverford Avenue in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania received a phoned threat Monday morning, administration said.

Police officers and least one K-9 could also be seen responding to the Kaiserman JCC shortly before noon while kindergartners were held in a nearby Friends school. Police eventually gave the all clear and the JCC returned to normal operations, administration said.

No one was hurt in any Philly-area incident.

The Harrisburg and York JCCs in Pennsylvania were also evacuated Monday morning. The JCC Association, which represents JCCs, day schools and other Jewish organizations said they were aware of bomb threats at various locations. [[414875873, C]]

The JCCs offer Jewish programming and often serve as gym facilities for the community at large.

These incidents are just the latest in a slew of antisemitic incidents around the country. Dozens of JCCs around the country were evacuated after a slew of threats in recent weeks. And, hundreds of headstones were also toppled at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia over the weekend.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf responded to the acts against the Jewish community.

"Any antisemitic act or act of intimidation aimed at Jewish institutions and people in Pennsylvania is truly reprehensible and we must find those responsible and hold them accountable," Wolf said. "This is not who we are as Americans or Pennsylvanians. We will not take these threats and acts lightly and I have asked the Pennsylvania State Police and Office of Homeland Security to offer their full resources towards protecting these institutions and finding those responsible."

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<![CDATA[SEPTA Resumes Broad Street Service After Deadly Incident]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:50:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Tasker+Morris+Subway+Station+Police+Tape.jpg

SEPTA shuttled passengers along its Broad Street Line in South Philadelphia during the busy Wednesday morning commute as police investigated a suspected suicide.

A large emergency responder presence could be seen at the Tasker-Morris Station around 7:10 a.m.

A person being struck at the Tasker-Morris Station caused SEPTA to suspend service in both directions from Walnut-Locust to AT&T Stations, SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern said. [[414466533, C]]

SEPTA shuttled passengers between the stations as police investigated and told passengers to expect delays and overcrowding. The agency also warned bus passengers that there could be gaps in service on routes due to buses being rerouted to shuttle BSL passengers.

By 10:15, police continued to investigate as SEPTA resumed service to all stations except Tasker-Morris. The Tasker-Morris Station reopened around 10:45 a.m.

The death appeared to be a suicide, Philadelphia Police said.


SUICIDE PREVENTION HELP: The National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



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<![CDATA[FAA Lifts American Air Ground Stop for Philly Airport]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:52:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/201*120/american+Airlines+Delay+Feb+PHL.JPG

A ground stop halted American Airlines flights bound for the airline’s Philadelphia International Airport hub for nearly two hours Wednesday morning.

American spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said the airport’s division of aviation had a planned maintenance power outage from 1 to 4 a.m. [[414464113, C]]

When the power came back on, American’s internet access remained down, Lupica said. The outage, which impacted the earliest departures Wednesday morning, prevented the airline and passengers from printing boarding passes. [[414442493, C]]

The airline had to manually check bags during the outage. Lines at baggage counters quickly backed up. 

Around 6 a.m., the Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for all American flights destined for the airport.

The FAA lifted the ground stop shortly before 8 a.m. and announced that American's computers were running once again.[[414458563, C]]

During the outage, Lupica suggested passengers print their boarding passes prior to arriving at the airport or check in virtually, since that system continued to work on mobile devices.

Travelers were urged to check their flight status prior to arriving at the airport and to give themselves extra time to deal with potential delays. [[414467803, C]]

The airport stressed that the issue only impacted American flights and not other airlines.

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<![CDATA[Twin Girls, Mom, Boyfriend Hurt After Car Hits Disabled Van]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:51:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Kids+involved+Accident+4P+VO++-+00010002_22640316.jpg

A family of four, including 2-year-old twin girls, were injured after a car struck their disabled minivan in Northeast Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon.

A 28-year-old woman told NBC10 she was driving with her 28-year-old fiancé as well as her two-year-old twin daughters when their minivan caught a flat tire. They then pulled to the side on Woodhaven Road (Route 63) westbound near Thornton Road around 1 p.m.

As her fiancé went outside to change the flat, a Honda sedan slammed into the minivan, police said. The woman, her fiancé, and her daughters were all injured in the crash and taken to the hospital.

One of the twin girls as well as the woman's fiancé are in critical condition. The other twin girl is also being treated for serious injuries while the woman suffered minor injuries.

The crash shut down Woodhaven Road. As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later you could see the van and sedan smashed up against the center barricade and a third car stopped in the roadway as emergency vehicles blocked the road. Woodhaven Road was later reopened.

Police continue to investigate the crash.

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<![CDATA[SEPTA El Trains Collide Just Outside Philly]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:30:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/236*120/Upper+Darby+69th+Street+SEPTA+Crash+MFL+4.JPG

An out-of-service SEPTA Market Frankford Line subway train crashed into two other trains at the 69th Street Terminal just outside Philadelphia Tuesday morning, injuring four people and knocking seven cars off the track during the busy rush-hour commute. 

Tuesday night officials announced trains would be in service at the terminal Wednesday morning.

"It's still undecided whether or not they will use the loop first thing in the morning," said Scott Sauer, SEPTA's Assistant General Manager of System Safety.

The collision left the operator of the No. 57 train critically injured, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said. Another operator and two passengers were also injured in the crash but the injuries did not appear life-threatening.

It was not clear why the passengers were on the train since it wasn't in service, said SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch. Busch didn't have details on their injuries but said they have been described as non-life threatening. The second train operator was treated and released, he said.

Upper Darby police asked commuters in a tweet to avoid the busy terminal after the three-train wreck on looping turnaround tracks, where trains turn around at the end of the line.

Investigators said the No. 57 train slammed into the back of the No. 67 train -- both trains were waiting to make the return trip to Philadelphia -- and the wreck then sideswiped the No. 51 train traveling in the opposite direction on another track. The trains were out of service at the time of the crash, SEPTA said. 

SEPTA said seven cars were derailed. SkyForce10 footage showed one car tipped over at a 45-degree angle -- its wheels dislodged from the body of the train -- and six other cars partially off the track as crews responded.

A man who lives near the scene told NBC10 Philadelphia's Pamela Osborne he heard a loud noise followed by the sound of fire engine sirens. 

"I heard a big bang...I knew something big happened but I didn't know what until I got here and saw this mess," William Stamm said.

The wreck left the 69th Street stop out of service for hours as state officials and National Transportation Safety Board investigators investigate the crash, SEPTA said.

SEPTA used shuttle buses to get passengers from 69th Street to 63rd Street. Passengers could be seen boarding the buses around 9 a.m. The line that runs from Upper Darby to the Frankford section of Northeast Philadelphia experienced delays throughout the day.

The crash impacted West Chester Pike, Market Street and Victory Avenue at one point, police said.

SEPTA got trains moving again early Tuesday afternoon. The trains operated out and back into the terminal as the loop remained closed so investigators could sort through the scene. SEPTA riders experienced delays and crowded conditions during the evening rush.

The Market-Frankford Line is equipped with advanced signaling technology called Automatic Train Control, or ATC, which should prevent two moving trains from the same section of tracks, former SEPTA spokesman, and current NBC10 employee, Manny Smith said. A SEPTA headquarters dispatcher would also be controlling the line and giving permission to engineers to move into and out of the loop.

The systems in place ensure optimal turnaround times at the terminal since trains at peak hours arrive at least every four minutes, Smith said.

The max speed on the curve is 10 mph, SEPTA said.

The MFL Line has been operating with limited cars due to under-body crack concerns.

This crash comes nearly two years after a deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia's Frankford neighborhood.



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<![CDATA[School Bus, Student's Car Collide Near NJ High School]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:03:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Hammonton+High+School+Wide.JPG

A school bus and car collided in South Jersey Tuesday morning.

There were students on board the bus when it crashed with a car driven by a student along Old Forks Road near the White Horse Pike (U.S. Route 30) in Hammonton -- near Hammonton High School -- around 7:15 a.m., Hammonton police said.

No children on the bus were hut, police said. It wasn't clear if the driver was hurt.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead around 8 a.m., there were no obvious signs of the collision on school property.



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<![CDATA[Deliveryman Makes Up Story About Missing 4-Year-Old: Police]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:29:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Stolen+Vehicle+Carjacking_22631771.jpg

UPDATE: Police have identified and charged the man. NEW DETAILS HERE


 

After undergoing an extensive search involving helicopters, officers on the ground and K-9 units, police learned that a man's report that armed robbers stole his vehicle while a missing boy was inside was completely false and he lied to investigators.

The 22-year-old man told investigators he was a pizza delivery man who was watching his friend's 4-year-old son. The man claimed he was carjacked by two armed men when he made a delivery to a home on the 4600 block of Sydenham Street around 9:30 p.m. Monday. He also claimed the boy was still inside the car during the carjacking.

Police found the man's vehicle about a half a mile away on the 1600 block of Saint Pauls Street but no one was inside.

After a large search throughout the neighborhood, police learned that the man lied to investigators, officials said. A 4-year-old boy was not inside the car or missing in the neighborhood.

Police have not yet revealed whether the man will face any charges. They are currently speaking to his friends to find out why he made the false report.

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<![CDATA[Philly Fire Leaves 3 Children, 2 Adults Hurt]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:07:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Etting+street+Fire.JPG

An early Thursday morning fire left three children – one as young as 5 months old – and two adults hurt.

The flames broke out around 5 a.m. on S Etting Street by Tasker Street in Philadelphia’s Grays Ferry neighborhood, Philadelphia firefighters said.

Smoke quickly spread through the home and to a neighboring home where the three children were inside, Fire Captain William Dixon said. [[413931373, C]]

Five people in total suffered injuries. Doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia treated a 10-year-old, 2-year-old and 5-month-old for smoke inhalation while doctors at Penn Presbyterian Hospital treated two adults including one rescued from the roof who suffered burns to his arms, said Dixon.

No word on what caused the blaze, which took around an hour to bring under control. [[238427591, C]]



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<![CDATA[After Striking Deer, Airplane Found Leaking Fuel]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:24:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/Screen+Shot+2017-02-15+at+1.14.46+PM.png

A regional jet struck a deer when it was taking off in Charlotte, North Carolina, Wednesday, and subsequently was found leaking fuel, American Airlines said.

There were 48 people aboard the CRJ-700, operated by PSA Airlines as American Airlines flight 5320, when it hit the deer at Charlotte Douglas International Airport about 12:15 p.m. ET. It immediately returned to the airport instead of continuing to Gulfport, Mississippi, according to an American Airlines statement.

The crew found fuel leaking from the plane, so passengers were de-planed onto the runway and fire trucks hosed down the aircraft, the airline said.

A new aircraft was being brought to take the 44 passengers to their destination.

Deer strikes are not infrequent for planes in the U.S. There were over 1,100 deer-aircraft collisions reported to the Federal Aviation Administration between 1990 and 2015.



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<![CDATA[Police ID South Philly Teen Killed in Shooting]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:35:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Bancroft+Street+Teen+Shot+Homicide.JPG

A gunman shot and killed a teenager along a South Philadelphia street midday Wednesday.

Gunfire rang out on S Bancroft Street near Tasker Street around 11:45 a.m. leaving 17-year-old Tyrese Johnson shot twice in his back, Philadelphia police said.

Officers rushed the boy to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where doctors pronounced Johnson -- who lived a few blocks away on Cleveland Street -- dead a short time later, police said.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, you could see investigators searching for clues.

When identifying Johnson Thursday, investigators still didn’t reveal a motive for the killing or name any possible suspects.



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<![CDATA[White Powder Scare Causes Evacuation of Philly IRS Building]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:07:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/203*120/IRS+Building+White+Powder.JPG

Emergency responders cleared the IRS building in Philadelphia’s University City Wednesday morning after a powder was found.

Philadelphia firefighters could be seen responding to the facility at Market Street and Schuylkill Avenue around 8:30 a.m. after Philadelphia Police said someone discovered a powder in some cubicles on the third floor.

Homeland Security responded and the building -- which is across the street from busy 30th Street Station -- was cleared as precaution, said police.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, you could see people gathering outside for a few minutes before returning to the building after being given the all clear.

No one was hurt and the powder turned out to not be dangerous, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector of Homeland Security Joe Sullivan said. [[413834503, C]]

No word on the type of powder that caused the scare, which lasted less than 30 minutes.



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<![CDATA[Chunks of Ice Fall Onto Philly's Market Street]]> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:17:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Market+Street+Falling+Ice+Police.JPG

Philadelphia Police blocked off a busy Center City street Friday afternoon as chunks of ice fell from buildings.

Police vehicles could be seen blocking off Market Street to drivers and pedestrians between 12th and 13th streets around 2 p.m.

No word yet if the ice, formed during a couple frigid days, injured anyone.

Two large hotels -- Philadelphia Marriott Downtown and Loews Philadelphia -- sit on the block.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see ice falling from the high-rises onto the street below.

The street was shut down for about four hours, being reopened around 7 p.m. No one was injured.



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<![CDATA[Conveyor Belt Catches Fire at Montco Supermarket]]> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:34:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/194*120/Hatfield+ShopRite+Fire.JPG

A conveyor belt overheated and caused the evacuation of a Montgomery County grocery store Monday morning.

Firefighters responded to the ShopRite store along Forty Foot Road in Hatfield Township around 9:30 a.m.

The incident was caused when the motor of a checkout conveyor belt overheated and caused smoke in the store, said ShopRite spokeswoman Maureen Gillespie.

Two employees were checked out a local hospital for smoke inhalation and released, said Gillespie.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later you could see crews at the scene and workers standing outside the store.

After about 75 minutes the store reopened, said Gillespie.



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<![CDATA[Gun at Delco School Leads to Arrest of 2 Students]]> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 22:27:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Michael+Chitwood+Upper+Darby+Gun.JPG

Police in Delaware County praised school administration, fellow students and officers on the scene after a loaded gun was confiscated at Upper Darby High School Wednesday morning.

No students at the Lansdowne Avenue school were hurt and Upper Darby police officers arrested two UDHS students, said police.

“UDHS administration received information about the weapon possession and acted quickly and decisively along with police on scene to administer a safe arrest,” said UD police in a Facebook post.

The students -- both 17-year-olds -- made no direct threats to do harm, said police.

"This morning the department has charged two individuals for weapons violation, drug violations," said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.

Working on a tip, a school security guard grabbed a student carrying a box as he arrived at school by bus Wednesday, said the district. Officers wound up finding a loaded 9-mm handgun and marijuana inside the 17-year-olds box, said Chitwood.

The first student tried to hand the gun off to another student, said the school.

The second student was non-compliant and became aggressive with school police and security, said the school.

Police charged the boys as juveniles, said police.

“We would like to thank the UDHS for their efforts and for constantly working with police to insure the safety of all students,” said police. “There are also a number of students that came forward with information and we thank them for their courage.”

Police hoped that this story will help others come forward when faced with a potentially dangerous situation.

About 3,650 children attend UDHS, said officials.

“We believe this to be an isolated incident and not reflective of the wonderful students we have at UDHS,” said police.



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<![CDATA[Fire Tears Through Old City Apartment Building]]> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:41:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Old+City+Market+Street+Fire.JPG

Fire tore through Old City Philadelphia apartments early Tuesday and residents raised questions about if they were given proper warning.

The blaze broke out around 4:45 a.m. along Letitia Street near Front and Market streets. NBC10 cameras could see flames shooting from the roof.

Residents from the top two floors of 14 S Letitia Street were evacuated and one person suffered minor injuries as he attempted to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher, said crews on the scene.

The fire spread to an adjacent building but firefighters got the blaze under control after about an hour, said Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel. Firefighters expected to be on the scene dousing hot spots for at least a couple of hours

Expect traffic trouble in the area as Market and 2nd streets were closed and SEPTA detoured its route 5, 9, 17, 21, 33 and 48 buses.

Residents told NBC10’s Pamela Osborne that they didn’t hear the fire alarms going off and helped each other get out of the home. [[412256643, C]]

"The neighbors banging on the door got me up, I knocked on my neighbors door, got him up," said resident David Moran, who lives on the fourth floor.

A woman who lives on the top floor said the fire appeared to start on the roof and began melting skylights. No official word yet on a cause of the blaze.

Thiel said that when firefighters entered the building they could hear fire alarms going off.

Moran said the roof of the building also caught fire about a decade ago.



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<![CDATA[Boiler Explosion Closes Delco Catholic School for Days]]> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:48:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Windows+Out+St+John+Neumann+Church.JPG

A boiler explosion caused the closure of a Delaware County Catholic school and church Monday morning.

A malfunction caused the boiler to explode inside Ss. Colman-John Neumann School on Highland Avenue in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania just before 6 a.m., said Haverford Township police and the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

No students or school administration were in the building at the time, said the archdiocese. The school planned to celebrate Catholic Schools Week this week.

The blast caused minor building damage but luckily didn’t hurt anyone, said police. As SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see some windows of the building on the lawn outside the school building. It wasn't clear what caused the windows to become dislodged.

PECO crews responded to the scene and secured gas and electric service, said PECO.

The archdiocese said the gas leak lead crews to a larger issue that will keep the school closed until Friday at the earliest.

The incident caused the connecting Saint John Neumann Catholic School to be closed as well Monday, said authorities. 

"We are extremely grateful to all those who are working to assess and re-mediate this situation as soon as possible," said the archdiocese.



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<![CDATA[Philly Mural Crushes Cars]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:24:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Hahnemann+Mural+Cars+Crushed+Collapse1.JPG

Part of a 12,500-square-foot mural collapsed onto two cars in a Philadelphia parking lot as rain and wind hit the region Monday morning.

The chunk of the "Independence Starts Here" mural -- part of Philadelphia Mural Arts program -- collapsed onto cars parked at the Hahnemann University Hospital Feinstein Lot at Broad and Race streets.

Some sections of the seven-story-tall mural that faces Race Street could be seen flapping in the wind around 10:30 a.m. A short time later, crews could be seen ripping the dangling pieces off the wall.

No one was hurt.

Hahnemann blamed "strong winds affecting the region" for helping bring down the mural, which is affixed to the building.

"The parking lot and sidewalk adjacent to the hospital have been closed to protect pedestrians while we assess and clean the damage," said the hospital.

Artist Donald Gensler installed the mural – featuring various people with disabilities -- on the side of the Hahnemann University Hospital building from 2006 to 2008, according to the artist’s website.

In a prepared statement, the Mural Arts program expressed its gratitude that no one was hurt and also explained how this failure of a "parachute cloth" mural is a first:

"Mural Arts Philadelphia learned today about the damage to our 'Independence Starts Here' mural at Broad and Race and immediately sent our crew to assess the damage and aid in any needed immediate work. We are extremely grateful that nobody was hurt. Mural Arts is working with Hahnemann University Hospital to assess the damage and figure out next steps.

"Mural Arts Philadelphia has created over 4,000 murals in the last 30-plus years, over half of which were created using woven panels known as 'parachute cloth.' Of the over 2,000 murals created by Mural Arts using this method, this is the first time that pieces have ever fallen off the wall to which it was adhered. The first mural using parachute cloth was created in Philadelphia in 1989.

"Mural Arts Philadelphia dedicated Independence Starts Here by artist Donald Gensler in October 2008 after three years of creating the project. Also known as the Disabilities Awareness Mural, it is on Hahnemann Hospital, Broad and Race Streets. The project was created in collaboration with the Mayor's Office on People with Disabilities, ArtReach, Kardon Institute and others, the mural is 12,500 square feet and celebrates the disabilities community. The mural was painted in part with the help of people with disabilities, features disabled Philadelphians in a monumental representation of this strong and diverse community.

"Once the mural and wall are stabilized, Mural Arts will work with Hahnemann to figure out next steps for repairing the mural or assessing other options."



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<![CDATA[Police Search for Quadruple Shooting Suspect Impacts School]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:26:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Frankford+Ave+Barricade+Ernesto+Almodovar.jpg

Philadelphia Police placed a Shelter in Place order on an elementary school due to a barricade situation nearby Friday morning.

Students and staff at John H. Webster Elementary School along Frankford Avenue in Kensington were told to stay put around 10 a.m. until around noon, said police.

The order came as SWAT responded to a home about two blocks away where a possibly armed man -- wanted for a quadruple shooting -- was believed to be inside, said Philadelphia Police.

Investigators named the suspect as Ernesto Almodovar, 23, who is wanted in the shooting of four people outside  a North Philadelphia corner store -- including a 12-year-old girl who was hit with bullet fragments -- on Aug. 30, said police.

Officers eventually entered the home around 11:30 a.m. and came out with no one as it turned out none of the four people inside were the suspect.

No word on where the suspect could be.



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<![CDATA[All Clear After Suspicious Packages Scare at Temple Univ.]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:30:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/196*120/Temple+University+Bomb+Scare.JPG

Temple University asked students and staff to avoid the area near the college’s engineering building Tuesday morning as the Philadelphia Police Bomb Squad investigated a pair of suspicious items.

The Philadelphia university sent out a "TU Alert" around 9:15 a.m. urging people to avoid the area around the College of Engineering at N 12th and W Norris streets in North Philadelphia due to a suspicious device.

No injuries were reported as about 300 students and staff evacuated the building, said Philadelphia Police.

Police actually found two devices: one a 4x4 wrapped package with orange and red wires exposed found on a loading dock and the other found inside a trash truck, said investigators.

The Philadelphia Police Bomb Squad gave the all clear around 10:30 a.m.

All other classes on campus continued as normal Tuesday, said Temple.



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<![CDATA[Suspicious Package Brings Out Bomb Squad in AC]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:05:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/Atlantic+City+Building+Bomb+Scare.JPG

A suspicious package caused the evacuation of an Atlantic County Administration Building Friday morning.

Atlantic City Police evacuated 1333 Atlantic Avenue while the bomb squad swept the building around 10:30 a.m. The building houses city offices including a library, the Atlantic County Clerk and community development center.

In addition to the evacuation, police stopped all pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the area, said police Sgt Kevin Fair. The city hall sits next door.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see bomb squad vehicles blocking the middle of the street.

Police swept the building and gave the all clear around 11:30 a.m. after finding no threat, said police. [[410648605, C]]

he investigation continued into the afternoon.



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<![CDATA[School Bus Skids on Black Ice, Slams Into Tree; 4 Hurt]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:30:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/209*120/School+Bus+Crash+Newark+Tree.JPG

A school bus fish-tailed on black ice and crashed into a tree in Delaware Wednesday morning leaving the bus driver and three students with minor injuries.

The Christian School District bus crashed after slipping on ice while the driver turned from Country Club Drive onto Windsor Drive in Newark around 6:45 a.m., said Newark Police.

Eight children from Shue-Medill Middle School -- between the ages of 11 to 14 -- and the 54-year-old female driver were on board, said police.

The driver and three students were taken to Christiana Hospital for treatment for aches and pains, said police.

the remaining children boarded another bus and headed to school, said police.

Police continued to investigate the wreck Wednesday morning.

Another school bus crashed along Rockland Road in Wilmington, Delaware Wednesday morning leaving 13 children with minor injuries.



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<![CDATA[Car Strikes Girl Trying to Catch School Bus in South Jersey]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:19:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/206*120/Route+9+Girl+Bus+Struck+Upper+Township.JPG

A car struck a South Jersey girl about to board her school bus Tuesday morning.

The Toyota Corolla struck the unidentified girl – believed to be around middle school age – along Route 9 at W Ocean Avenue in Upper Township, Cape May County, New Jersey State Police told NBC10's Ted Greenberg.

The girl was rushed to the Trauma Unit at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City with undisclosed injuries, said police.

The car driver and school bus driver both stopped at the scene.

It wasn’t clear where the Sheppard Bus Service bus was headed.

Expect traffic trouble in the area.



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