<![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 Thu, 28 May 2015 04:24:01 -0400 Thu, 28 May 2015 04:24:01 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Pile of Trash Catches Fire at Junkyard]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 04:55:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/204*120/Junkyard+Fire+Port+Richmond.JPG

Heavy smoke could be seen pouring from a fire along train tracks in Philadelphia Monday evening.

A 10-foot-high pile of junk at a scrap yard near the tracks by Somerset and Tulip streets in the city’s Port Richmond section caught fire around 7:25 p.m. causing smoke to spread over surrounding areas, according to firefighters.

People quickly began posting photos and video of the rising smoke -- that was visible from area highways -- on social media sites.

It took firefighters just about an hour to get the blaze under control.

No one was hurt.



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<![CDATA[Near Drowning at Apartments' Pool]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:13:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/219*120/Summit+Park+Apartmenets+Andorra+Pool.JPG

Crews responded to the pool of a Philadelphia apartment complex on Memorial Day after a near drowning.

Fire dispatchers didn’t immediately reveal who was hurt at the pool at the Summit Park apartments along Henry Avenue in the city’s Andorra section around 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Crews didn't reveal the swimmer's condition.

Witnesses said the person was swimming in about 3 feet of water at the time.

Things returned to nromal quickly after the person was taken from the pool.



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<![CDATA[Smoke Rises From Philly Refinery Fire]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 23:57:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/199*120/South+Philly+Sunoco+Refinery+Fire+GIF.gif

Heavy smoke could be seen pouring from a South Philadelphia refinery Friday evening.

The fire broke out at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery's Girard Point facility (commonly known as the Sunoco Refinery) along W Penrose Avenues around 5:40 p.m., said said refinery spokeswoman Cherice Corley.

"You see the big cloud of black smoke over hear in the skyline," said Jamie Shirley who lives nearby.

There were no reports of injuries in the one-alarm fire, said Philadelphia firefighters.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, crews could be seen dousing the flames, which burned along Schuylkill River. After about 20 minutes, crews appeared to have knocked down the flames and smoke seemed to recede. After an hour, the fire was declared under control.

Corley said the fire remained contained to the refinery site.

the refinery has been in place for about 150 years, according to PES' website. PES purchased the site in 2012 as apart of a partnership between the Carlyle Group and Sunoco Inc.

This isn't the first time in recent years that fire broke out at the oil refinery. Back in January, an operational issue caused black smoke to rise from the facility. The facility then reported a flare-up about a month later.

Living in the shadow of the refinery, some residents fear for the worst.

"I think about it all the time, is it going to blow up?" Shirley said.



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<![CDATA[SEPTA Bus, Sedan Collide, 8 Hurt]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 16:45:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/SEPTA+Crash+Germantown+Avenue+SEPTA+Bus.JPG

Eight people, including a child, suffered injuries when a SEPTA bus and sedan collided Friday afternoon in North Philadelphia.

Medics rushed multiple people from the crash site at Germantown Avenue and Tioga Street. Four people with to Temple University Hospital, three went to Einstein Hospital and the child was taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for children.

No word yet on the exact severity of injuries but SEPTA said they had no reports of the injuries being life-threatening.

It appeared a Route 23 SEPTA bus and a dark-colored black Honda sedan collided while the bus headed southbound on Germantown Avenue, said SEPTA. It wasn’t clear which vehicles the injured people were riding in at the time of the wreck.

The force of the wreck left damage to the front left corner of the SEPTA bus and visible front-end damage to the Honda. The force of the crash causing the Honda's air bags to deploy.

Crew came out and quickly cleared the scene.



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<![CDATA[Window Washer Dangles From Side of High-Rise]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 06:41:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Wilmington+Window+Washer+Rescue+King+Street.jpg

Some scary moments in Wilmington, Delaware Tuesday morning after a power washer's scaffold wound up stuck on the side an office building.

"It brang a crowd...you don't see that everyday -- a man hanging from a building that was suspended with nothing underneath him, just hanging from a rope," said Grayling Bolston hours after his rescue.

The incident played out shortly before 9 a.m. on the side of the eight-story Bank of America Building at 1100 N King Street -- just off Rodney Square -- after Bolston's apparatus kept going down on one side causing the veteran washer's safety harness to pull him up as his co-worker hung onto the tilted apparatus.

The dangling Cassidy Painting worker had spent about 25 minutes hanging off the building as more than 100 onlookers watched firefighters make the high-angle rescue.

Luckily, the 59-year-old man's co-worker reengaged the scaffold and rescuers -- more than two dozen city firefighters and EMTs responded -- on the roof got Bolston to safety.

"Everything was rigged safely, everybody was tied up, everybody had their hard hats on, everything was done accordingly, we just had some failed equipment," said the workers' supervisor Derek Payne.

Bolston told NBC10 that he was OK and that it obviously wasn't his best day at work.

"He's fine... it ain't the first time it happened, it probably won't be the last," said Payne.

Bolston wanted to keep working but he was sent home to relax as crews investigated what caused the scaffolding to tip to one side.



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<![CDATA[Arrest Made in Fishtown Abduction and Assault]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 00:02:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Manuel+Cintron+Fishtown+Sex+Assault+Surveillance.jpg

Investigators have arrested the man they say abducted and sexually assaulted a woman in Fishtown earlier this month. He also allegedly tried to assault another woman the same morning.

Manuel Cintron, 24, was arrested by US Marshals and Philadelphia Police on the 7100 block of Montour Street shortly after 6 p.m. Monday. 

Cintron was arrested in connection to an incident that took place on May 1. Investigators said a 22-year-old woman was walking home from work along the 2000 block of E. York Street around 5:30 a.m. when Cintron approached her.

Cintron pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and forced the victim into a 90s Dodge or Chrysler minivan, drove her to a nearby area and sexually assaulted her inside the vehicle, according to detectives. The woman was let go at Almond and Boston Streets and the suspect fled the area.

Less than an hour before, at 4:20 a.m., police said Cintron tried to assault a woman along the 100 block of Ruscomb Street. Detectives said the man pulled a handgun and tried to force her into a parked vehicle, but she was able to fight him off and run away.

Special Victims Unit detectives released a detailed sketch of the suspect and surveillance video of the minivan driving through the neighborhood.

Cintron is charged with rape, sexual assault, indecent assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment, violation of the uniform firearms act-no license, and other offenses. 

Jose Cintron, the man's brother, believes police have the wrong man.

"I don't think he would do something like that because my brother is kind and is not the kind of person that would hurt anybody," he told NBC10. "And definitely, he won't grab a girl and abduct her and put her in his car."

Cintron's bail is set at $1 million. 


Editor's Note: Philadelphia Police mistakenly identified Cintron as a suspect in another sexual assault that took place on April 18. This story has since been updated.



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<![CDATA[At Least 7 Dead, 200+ Hurt After Train Derails in Philly]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 12:58:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Newest-Train-Derailment-Pho.jpg

UPDATE: For the latest on the investigation into the deadly wreck, click here. NOTE: Those trying to contact passengers on the train should call the Amtrak Hotline at 1-800-523-9101.

At least seven people were killed and over 200 people hurt after an Amtrak train, carrying 238 passengers and five crew members, derailed and rolled onto its side in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia Tuesday night, according to officials.

Police said Wednesday that seven people had died, after the death toll had risen to six earlier when Temple University Hospital officials confirmed one patient had died of their injuries overnight.

All seven cars of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed and came off the tracks near Frankford Junction on the 2000 block of Wheatsheaf Lane shortly after 9 p.m., officials said. The train was heading to New York from Washington, D.C., and had six passenger cars as well as an engine.

"All of a sudden it felt like the brakes were hit hard and then our car," said Michael Black, one of the passengers. "We were third from the last, just slowly started going over to the side. I tried to just brace my arm against it and then just got off."

Daniel Hernandez, who lives close to the tracks, heard the derailment.

"It sounded like a bunch of shopping carts crashing into each other," he said.

Hernandez says the crashing sound lasted a few seconds and he heard chaos and screaming.

Mayor Michael Nutter confirmed at least five people were killed in the derailment during a news conference late Tuesday.

"This was an absolute disastrous mess," Nutter said. "I have never seen anything like it in my life. Many of these folks are not from Philadelphia."

Nutter, who said the incident was a "Level 3 mass casualty event," did not speak on a possible cause.

"We do not know what happened here," he said. "We're not going to try to speculate about that."

Governor Tom Wolf arrived at the scene and spoke with Mayor Nutter during another press conference shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday. Wolf said his thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the crash and all those affected.

Officials have not yet revealed the identity of the deceased victims.

"I've never seen anything so devastating," said Philadelphia Fire Department Deputy Commissioner Jesse Wilson. "They're in pretty bad shape. You can see that they're completely, completely derailed from the track. They've been destroyed completely. The aluminum shell has been destroyed and they've been overturned completely."

Officials say over 140 people were hospitalized and at least six of them are in critical condition. Victims were taken to Temple University Hospital, Aria Health-Frankford, Hahnemann University Hospital and the Albert Einstein Medical Center.

Jefferson University Hospital treated 26 patients, the majority of which had minor injuries, according to a spokesperson.

A spokesperson at Temple University Hospital says they treated at least 36 people who are in various conditions.

An Aria Health spokeswoman says 26 patients were treated at its Frankford location while 50 were brought to its Torresdale hospital.

Hahnemann University Hospital treated about 25 patients with mostly minor injuries and a few traumas according to a spokesman.

Finally, Albert Einstein Medical Center treated 10 patients.

The incident required a 4-alarm response, including 120 firefighters and 200 police officers. An emergency response staging area was established at Frankford and Castor streets.

Officials say they don't believe the incident was an act of terror and preliminary information indicates it was an accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a go-team to investigate the derailment. Members of that team arrived early wednesday morning. NTSB investigator Mike Flanigon is leading the team as investigator-in-charge. NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt is accompanying the team and will serve as the main spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.

The derailment occurred at almost the exact same location of another deadly derailment 71 years ago. On Sept. 6, 1943, a Congressional Limited careened off the tracks with 541 passengers on-board, including many service members on leave. Seventy-nine passengers were killed and 117 were injured.

Accounts From Passengers

Yameen Allworld, a Philadelphia music producer who has worked with the Roots, was on the train and posted a video on Instagram. In the video passengers could be heard crying and crawling through the sideways car.

Janelle Richards, a producer for NBC Nightly News, was another passenger on the train. Richards says she heard a loud crash around 9:20 p.m. She also said people flew up in the air and there was a lot of "jerking back and forth" and "a lot of smoke."

Patrick Murphy, a former congressman from Pennsylvania's 8th District and Iraq War veteran was in the cafe car when the train crashed.

"It wobbled at first and then went off the tracks," Murphy said. "There were some pretty banged-up people. One guy next to me was passed out. We kicked out the window in the top of the train car and helped get everyone out."

Max Helfman, 19, of Watchung, New Jersey was on the train with his mother when the crash occurred. Helfman says they were in the last car of the train when they suddenly felt it shake. The car then flipped over.

"People were thrown to the ground," Helfman said. "Chairs inside the train became unscrewed and suitcases were falling on people. My mother flew into me and I literally had to catch her. People were bleeding from their head. It was awful."

Helfman says he saw smoke after the car flipped over.

"We were worried it may explode so we tried to get people out of the car," he said.

Helfman says he helped some of the passengers squeeze through a door that was slightly open. Responding police officers then helped them through a back door.

After getting off the train, Helfman and his mother boarded a bus that traveled to Webster Elementary.

"I'm scratched and may have a concussion," he said. "At this point it's hard to tell." 

Jeff Kutler, a passenger traveling from Washington, D.C. to his home in New York was riding in the quiet car when he realized something was wrong.

"It started tipping to the right and after a couple seconds, maybe it was half a secong, I realized there was nothing good going to happen here, this train is tipping over," Kutler said.

U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) was also on the train though he disembarked at the Wilmington, Delaware station about 40 miles south from where the train derailed.

"I am grateful to be home safe and sound in Wilmington, and my heart goes out to all those on the train tonight," Carper said. "I hope all of those that are injured recover quickly, and I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers."

Suspended Service

Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service between New York and Philadelphia is suspended. SEPTA regional rail service is also suspended until further notice on the Trenton Regional Rail line due to the accident. A SEPTA official said it's likely the Trenton Line will be suspended throughout the day Wednesday and possibly through the remainder of the work week.

Service was restored on the Chestnut Hill West line just after 5 a.m. SEPTA officials said passengers of that line should expect delays.

SEPTA officials said additional train cars would be added along the West Trenton line to accommodate Trenton Line passengers looking for an alternate service. Passengers are also encouraged to use the Market/Frankford line as an alternate.

Several passengers were left stranded at 30th Street Station due to the deadly derailment and the subsequent cancellations.

This story is developing. Stay with NBC10.com for updates.


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<![CDATA[Baby Dies After Mom Allegedly Throws Him in River]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 19:52:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Hamilton-Street-Bridge.jpg

A mom accused of throwing her baby boy off an Allentown bridge 52 feet above the banks of the Lehigh River is charged with homicide.

Police made the announcement during a press conference Monday afternoon.

Zymeir Perry, 1, of Allentown, was pronounced dead at 11:51 a.m. Saturday at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest.

Witnesses told police Zymeir's 19-year-old mother, identified as Johnesha Perry, was pushing the baby across the Hamilton Street Bridge in a stroller around 1:45 p.m. on May 3 when she stopped mid-span, took the child from the carriage, placed him on the railing, kissed him and then pushed him into the water, investigators said.

She then climbed over the railing and jumped in after him, officials said.

Neighbors said Perry often made the trip across the river but she never did anything like that before.

Police arrived moments later. They found Perry conscious on the river bank, according to reports.

In 911 calls obtained by NBC10, dispatchers can be heard giving locations on the mother and child.

"Be advised... they have recovered the child.

Two officers — identified as Joseph Iannetta and John Leonard — spotted the baby about 700 yards downstream, pulled him from the river and performed CPR.

The boy was rushed to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He remained in critical condition for several days until he was declared medically brain dead on Saturday and all life support was stopped. An autopsy revealed he died from blunt force trauma and drowning.

Perry was also rushed to the same hospital with minor injuries. She was guarded by Lehigh County Sheriffs, police confirmed. She was later released from the hospital and taken into custody. While being interviewed by investigators, Perry allegedly admitted that she intended to kill her son.

Perry was initially charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. On Monday police announced she was charged with criminal homicide and endangering the welfare of a child in light of her son's death. She remains in jail and will be arraigned through central booking Tuesday morning.



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<![CDATA[Delco Student Shot Blocks From School]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 17:26:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/16+year+old+shot+Chester+City.png

Gunfire rang out near two Delaware County schools Wednesday afternoon leaving a Chester High School student hurt.

The 16-year-old left school early on his own accord before being shot just blocks away at W 10th Street and Concord Avenue -- about four blocks away -- around 1:30 p.m., said the Chester Upland School District.

Someone fired three rounds at the boy as he walked out of an alley, said Chester Police. A bullet struck the boy in the thigh.

Medics took the boy to Crozer Chester Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, said the district.

The boy didn't cooperate with the investigation but his mother worked with police trying to figure out what happened.

The shooting took place between the Science & Discovery (STEM) and Chester high schools. Both schools were temporarily placed on lockdown after the shooting, said the district.

Both schools were then dismissed at 2:30 as normal.

The district wished the boy a speedy recovery.



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<![CDATA[Montco Geyser! Water Shoots 30 Feet Into the Air]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 21:06:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/187*120/Cheltenham+Geyser+anim.gif

A pipe burst along a Montgomery County road Wednesday afternoon sending a geyser of water at least 20 feet into the air.

The water spewed higher than the utility poles along Ashbourne Road between Rolling Green and Waltham Road in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania shortly before 1 p.m.

Montgomery County dispatchers estimated the geyser, which could be seen by people at the nearby Cheltenham Center for the Arts, reached 20 to 30 feet high.

The break occurred in an 8-inch cement distribution main, said Aqua America. The water continued to spew as Aqua crews made their way toward the scene. Crews finally stopped the water around 2:30 p.m., said Aqua.

No injuries were reported.

Aqua didn't know what caused the pipe, which was placed in 1904, to burst but they did say that the water shot so high into the air because the size of the hole was so small. Around 10 home were without water service until 8 p.m. Crews hoped to have the hole filled by midnight, said Aqua.

Aqua spent $2.73 million repairing the aging infrastructure of Cheltenham Township last year. None of the repairs, however, were made on Ashbourne.



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<![CDATA[Work Van Strikes Young Brothers Along Broad St.: Police]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 17:05:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/217*120/Children+Struck+Jenkintown+Windows+Van+Broad+Street.JPG

A work van struck two boys crossing a Philadelphia street with their mother Wednesday afternoon leaving a 2-year-old critically hurt, said Philadelphia Police.

Officers quickly rushed to N Broad Street near Wyoming Avenue in the Logan section of the city after the van struck the 2- and 4-year-old boys around 1:15 p.m. The boys, another child and their mother were crossing in the middle of the street at the time, said police.

After the crash, witnesses said they saw the youngest boy's mother performing CPR on him.

Police said private cars rushed the children to Albert Einstein Medical Center. The boys were then transported to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children where doctors treated the 2-year-old for head injuries that left him in critical condition and treated the 4-year-old for a broken leg that left him in stable condition, said police.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, officers could be seen blocking off all the southbound lanes of Broad Street. A maroon Jenkintown Building Services window cleaning van could also be seen partially on the sidewalk within the taped off area.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation Tuesday evening.

"I heard a bang and saw a mother on top of her little boy," said one witness.

Jenkintown Building Supply said they didn't have a comment about the crash. Police said they didn't expect to charge the driver since he remained on scene.



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<![CDATA[Unattended Bag Prompts Emergency Response at Newark Airport]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 12:06:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/EWR-Suspicious-Package-NJpsd.jpg

Screening has resumed at Newark International Airport after a bomb squad responded to a terminal amid reports of a suspicious package Wednesday morning.

A perimeter was set up at Terminal C at about 9:45 a.m. after a police dog indicated that an unattended bag near the AirTrain entrance was suspicious, authorities say.

The terminal wasn't evacuated, but non-emergency personnel were barred from entering the terminal while a bomb squad investigated the bag.

Authorities deemed the scare a false alarm shortly after 11 a.m., when consumer electronics were found inside the bag.

The Federal Aviation Administration reported the security situation was affecting air traffic arriving at the airport. Residual delays are likely.


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<![CDATA[Driver Badly Burned as Tanker Flips, Catches Fire]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 23:11:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tanker-truck-fire-new-jersey.jpg

A big rig driver was severely burned Tuesday afternoon after his tanker truck overturned and burst into flames on the New Jersey Turnpike, authorities say.

The truck driver was airlifted to an area hospital after the crash near exchange 11 in Woodbridge at about 1:30 p.m., according to the New Jersey State Police. 

Chopper 4 footage from the scene showed dark plumes of smoke emanating from the crash site Tuesday afternoon. The truck, which may have been carrying gasoline, appeared to have been heavily damaged and portions of the ground nearby were ablaze. 

The flames were extinguished about 40 minutes after the crash, but 200 feet of the roadway were so badly damaged that a portion of the turnpike will need to be repaved, according to New Jersey Turnpike spokesman Tom Feeney. Crews will be working overnight and the road should reopen by 5 a.m. Wednesday. 

All southbound lanes of the highway were shut down near the scene, causing traffic delays in the area. The car lanes have since reopened, and cars can get off at exit 11 -- but the outer car/truck lane that connects to the Garden State Parkway remains closed. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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<![CDATA[City Worker Suffers Critical Burns While Working on Street Light]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 17:35:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Electrical+Shock+51st+Woodland+Streets+Department+Worker+Schocked.JPG

Medics rushed a city worker from a southwest Philadelphia street in critical condition after the worker suffered electrical burns while working on a light.

The 45-year-old man suffered injuries to his head, face and chest while working along 51st Street near Woodland Avenue around 10:35 a.m., said Philadelphia Police.

Medics rushed him to Presbyterian Hospital in critical condition. Originally it was believed he suffered shocks but later authorities called it electrical burns instead.

In a brief statement, Streets Department spokeswoman June Cantor confirmed that an employee was repairing a street lamp when he was hurt.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, you could see a white bucket truck parked next to a construction site.

There were some traffic troubles in the area as Philadelphia Police investigated.

PECO also reported a temporary outage to Woodland Medical center and said that crews were on site de-energizing the area in order to make it safe. Outages impacted around 1,900 customers until power was restored around 12:15 p.m., said PECO.



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<![CDATA[Brush Fire Causes Crews to Block Lane on I-95]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 20:09:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/198*120/Lower+Makefield+Yardley+Brush+Fire.JPG

A brush fire caused crews to block a lane of Interstate 95 in Bucks County Monday evening.

The blaze caused troubles along I-95 near Hilltop Road in Yardley, Pennsylvania around 5:45 p.m.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, crews could be seen battling back the flames as one northbound lane of the highway remained closed.

The fire was near homes but no one was evacatued and no one was injured.

The blaze was one of many brush fires that broke out during a Red Flag Warning for much of the region.



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<![CDATA[Military Vehicle Crashes on NJ Turnpike]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 07:03:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/Military+Humvee+Crash+New+Jersey+Turnpike.JPG

A military Humvee and a civilian vehicle collided along the New Jersey Turnpike late Friday night sending six people, including four Army personnel, to a Mercer County hospital.

The wreck closed the inner southbound lanes near mile-marker 57 (between Exits 7A and 7) on the turnpike in Hamilton Township, Mercer County around 11:15 p.m. Friday.

Police say the Humvee was part of a 12-vehicle convoy traveling from Fort Drum in New York to Fort Maguire-Dix Lakehurst in Burlington County. They were traveling south on the Turnpike when the crash happened.

One of the occupants of the Humvee was flown to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton with serious injuries, according to state police. The others were transported to the Medical Center by ambulance. No word on the extent of their injuries.

The military vehicle wound up on the grassy shoulder after the crash and a badly damaged Nissan remained on the roadway.

An investigation into the crash is underway.



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<![CDATA[Police Shoot Dog Mauling Teen's Face]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 11:16:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/210*120/Lawncrest+Pit+Bull+Mauling.JPG

Police in Pennslyvannia shot a dog after they say the animal mauled a 16-year-old boy Friday night.

Philadelphia police arrived to an alley behind the 200 block of Higbee Street, near Newtown Avenue, in the city’s Lawncrest section after receiving a 911 report of a person screaming around 7:30 p.m., said police.

Officers from the 2nd District found a pit bull mauling the boy's face and arms. The officers used a stun gun twice on the dog but the attack continued. One of the officers then opened fire, grazing the dog one time, said investigators.

The incident left the teen in critical condition. Medics rushed him to Einstein Medical Center where his condition was upgraded to stable, said police.

After the shooting police contained the dog but didn’t reveal the animal’s condition.

No officers were hurt.

"All I heard was somebody screaming and so me and my mom, we ran to the window to see what was happening," said witness Omar.

The 11-year-old captured video of the dog continuing to fight even after being corralled by officers.

No word yet on who owns the dog.



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<![CDATA[DA Identifies Slain Woman in MontCo Murder-Suicide]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 00:05:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/217*120/Montgomeryville+Shooting.JPG

The Montgomery County District Attorney's office identified the slain Montgomery County woman, who officers found wounded at the entrance of a North Wales home.

Brienne Francisco, 36, was pronounced dead at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Thursday night, shortly after officers found the gunshot victim on Karen's Court in the Montgomery Place condominiums in North Wales, Pennsylvania.

A gunman had reportedly barricaded himself inside the home around 6:45 p.m., according to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman.

A SWAT team entered the residence and discovered a 56-year-old man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Ferman said. A revolver was next to his body.

Authorities have yet to identify the man as they are still working to notify his family of his death.



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<![CDATA[Suspect Dies After Shooting Woman in Montco: Police]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 00:05:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/217*120/Montgomeryville+Shooting.JPG

UPDATE: The Montgomery County District Attorney has identified the woman slain in the murder-suicide.


A large police presence descended on a quiet Montgomery County neighborhood after a shooting at a townhouse that left a woman hospitalized and the suspected shooter dead.

Gunfire rang out shortly before 7 p.m. on Karen's Court in the Montgomery Place condominiums in North Wales, Pennsylvania, said Montgomery Township Police Chief Scott Bendig.

The shooting left an unidentified woman shot outside the home. Medics medevaced her from the scene to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania, said Bendig.

A short time later SWAT could be seen surrounding the home, which had blood on the door, where the gunman was believed to be holed up, said police.

Police said they were still searching for the shooter around 8:30 p.m. Just before 10 p.m. they said they found the shooter dead in a home but didn't say how the shooter died.

The condo complex where the shooting took place is comprised of multiple town homes and includes tennis courts and a swimming pool. It sits behind Montgomery Commons Shopping Center along Welsh Road near Dekalb Pike.



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<![CDATA[Medics Rush Sickened Workers From Business With Leak]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:51:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Home+Solutions+Hammonton+Chemical+Leak.JPG

A refrigerant leak left employees at a South Jersey home therapy business not feeling well – some complaining of a burning feeling in their chests – Wednesday afternoon.

Workers at Home Solutions Infusion Therapy along Grand Street S in Hammonton, New Jersey reported a distinct odor in the building around 11:40 a.m., said Hammonton Police Chief Robert Jones.

"They were feeling nausea and some of them had a respiratory irritation – some of them said the they had a burning sensation in their throat or lungs," said Hammonton police Lt. Kevin Friel.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, people could be seen gathered outside the building as medics loaded people on stretchers into multiple waiting ambulances. At least 32 people felt ill, 8 required hospitalization and two required a medevac to AtlantiCare in Atlantic City, said police.

Police and county emergency management sent employees – about 80 were evacuated – home for the day as they tested to find the source of the HCFC-22 aka R-22 – a Freon-like refrigerant used in air conditioning – leak. Hazmat crews, however, believed they had narrowed down the source, said Jones.

The company said it doesn't store chemicals on site.



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<![CDATA[NJ-Bound Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Philly]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 23:36:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/198*120/Philadelphia+International+Airport+Plane+Fire+PHL+United.JPG

Passengers evacuated a plane after it made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport Tuesday afternoon.

A fire broke out in one of the No. 2 engines of the turbo-prop United Express plane, said airport officials.

UAL Flight No. 4882, which was carrying 71 passengers and a crew of four, originated in Raleigh-Durham International Airport and was headed to Newark Liberty International Airport when the cockpit received an overheat indication, prompting the shutdown of one of the engines.

One passenger sent NBC10 video of the propeller not moving as the plane continued to fly. Everett Cunningham, another passenger, told NBC10 he could see the propeller stop in mid-air as fire consumed it.

"Midway through the flight we heard a loud sound," Cunningham said. "I was on the left side of the plane and looked off to the right side. The propeller stopped. People in the back of the plane reported smoke and fire. That's what happened. They said we were gonna take an emergency landing in Philly." 

All of the passengers and crew were evacuated in minutes after the de Havilland Dash 8-400 (DHC 8-400) made an emergency landing around 4 p.m.

"They told everybody to not grab our stuff and to get off the plane immediately," Cunningham said. "People were going off the back of the plane and the front of the plane."

SkyForce10 captured passengers standing on the grass next to the apron. AnnMarie Kreitzer, a passenger on another flight, captured the smoky plane on the tarmac in Philadelphia.

SkyForce10 also captured an elderly person being loaded onto a stretcher and into a waiting ambulance. Officials say the passenger had a history of heart problems and was having chest pains when the plane landed. He was taken to Penn Presbyterian. No one else was hurt during the ordeal. 

The FAA halted incoming air traffic at PHL. All flight operations returned to normal soon after.

The flight left Raleigh at 2:33 p.m. and was due to land in Newark at 4:29 p.m.

The plane remained on the asphalt for some time -- a white foam was used to extinguish the flames under its belly -- until it was towed off the runway around 4:40 p.m.

Charter buses later picked up the passengers from baggage claim and took them to Newark.

"I've missed my flight," said Brian Giordano, another passenger. "So I'm imagining they're gonna put us in hotels and I'll figure it out tomorrow."

An official with Republic Airlines, the company that operated the flight, said maintenance staff was "reviewing the issue."



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<![CDATA[Car Crashes Into Strip Mall Nail Salon]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:32:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Nail+Salon+Car+Into+Red+Lino+Crash.JPG

A car crashed into a Northeast Philadelphia strip mall Monday morning leaving damage to the front of a nail salon.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the driver to lose control and smash into Nails Protect & Spa Care along the 700 block of Red Lion Road around 11 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later, you could see the glass broken out of the front door of the salon and damage to the brick facade.

This crash came less than a month after a deadly nail salon crash nearby on Bustleton Avenue.



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<![CDATA[Ex-Worker Stabs Employee at Hebrew School: Police]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:47:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Ivan-Moore.jpg

A former employee of a Main Line Hebrew academy went into the school and stabbed another employee as class got underway Monday morning, according to Radnor Twp. Police Superintendent Bill Colarulo.

Ivan Moore, a 32-year-old ex-kitchen employee at the Jack Barrack Hebrew Academy on South Bryn Mawr Ave., stabbed a current kitchen employee in the head and neck before throwing bleach on the victim, police said.

The 50-year-old victim told police Moore approached him, took out a knife and began stabbing him. Following the stabbing, Moore allegedly ran from the campus and hopped on a SEPTA train at the Haverford station.

Radnor Police searched the area and received information that Moore had boarded the SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line on the inbound side towards Upper Darby. The information was then sent to Haverford Township and Upper Darby Police Departments and officers stopped the train at the Overbrook station where they found Moore, officials said.

Moore was taken off the train and arrested. He is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, possession of an instrument of crime, possession of a weapon on school property, criminal trespass and harassment. 

The victim was transported to the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where he is in serious condition. 

During the search for Moore, the Academy was placed on lockdown. 

"As a precautionary measure, our school immediately followed our lock down procedure and at no time was any student or employee in any danger," said Head of School Sharon P. Levin on the academy's Facebook page.

Radnor Police later lifted the lockdown after determining there was no direct threat to any of the students. 

This was the second time township police were called to the school in the last six months. In Nov. 2014, someone brought a bag of ammunition into the academy.

No one was hurt in that incident.

Barrack Hebrew Academy serves student in grades 6 to 12 on its 35-acre campus. The school opened in 1946 as Akiba Hebrew Academy and is the oldest pluralistic, coeducational Jewish day school in North America, according to the school’s website.



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<![CDATA[Deadly, Fiery Big Rig, Tanker Crash in Montco]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:52:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/217*120/Audubon+Deadly+Tanker+Crash+S+Park+Road.JPG

A tractor-trailer carrying cosmetic powder and a tanker truck carrying raw sewage burst into flames after colliding head-on along a Montgomery County road leaving one driver dead.

The deadly, explosive wreck closed South Park Avenue near Crawford Road in Audubon, Pennsylvania shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, said county dispatchers.

"I jumped up out of bed and just tried offering help wherever we could," said neighbor Ray Ross.

The impact badly damaged the tanker truck cab, causing the driver to become trapped. The driver died in the wreck, said police. The semi-truck driver escaped uninjured.

Investigators said that the Aqua Pennsylvania tanker carried sewage while the tractor-trailer carried barrels of Aquabeads 519, a white powder and smoothing agent used in makeup. While the substance is not hazardous, it may cause breathing difficulties if inhaled. 

Both police and witnesses told NBC10 the cab of the truck carrying the powder separated from the trailer and the trailer then slammed into the Aqua truck. 

"It was observed that the two tractor-trailers had collided in a head-on matter, causing one of the trailers to split open and discharging containers containing a white powder onto the roadway," said Lower Providence Township Police Chief Francis Carroll.

As SkyForce10 hovered over the crash scene, the white substance could be seen covering the vehicles and roadway. Dozens of barrels could be seen on the roadway.

Ross said neighbors put out a small fire on one of the lawns by using a garden hose before firefighters showed up. Firefighters then used dry powder and water to extinguish the blaze, said Carroll.

"We have a significant amount of dry powder on the roadway," he said.

Hazmat crews were called in out of caution despite the white powder being deemed non-hazardous, said police. No nearby homes were evacuated.

Electrical service was cut off to homes on the 700 block and 800 block of South Park Avenue due to a concern that static electricity emanating from high voltage lines would interact with the powder. PECO officials confirmed power had been restored to those homes early Tuesday morning.

Some of the sewage from the tanker trailer discharged into a storm sewer grate near the crash scene. The sewer line discharges into the nearby Mine Run Creek. U.S. Environmental officials are investigating. 

Expect delays in the area as crews work to clean up the mess and investigators from the township and county try to determine what caused the crash.

Carroll warned there could also be damage to the roadway and that the clean-up effort and investigation could take until Tuesday morning.

A spokesperson for Aqua released a statement on the driver's death.

Aqua employees are deeply saddened by this tragic loss and send their prayers and thoughts to the employee’s family and friends. The employee’s name is being withheld to afford the family the privacy they deserve at this sorrowful time.

Aqua has and is cooperating with the Lower Providence Township Police Department, which is investigating the circumstances of the accident.



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<![CDATA[2 Dead, Others Injured in Serious Crash on 295]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:33:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/I-295-Crash-Victims.jpg

Police identified two people who were killed in a crash on a major highway in Gloucester County Sunday morning.

Jasmine Gonzalez, 22, and Nkemjika Anyim, 22, both died in the accident. 

The crash occurred on I-295 in Gloucester County, New Jersey around 8:20 a.m. Sunday near milepost 17 in East Greenwich Township. 

Police say Gonzalez was driving an Acura in the left lane. Anyim was the front seat passenger while Alicia Leyman was sitting in the back.

As Gonzalez was driving, the driver of a Lexus traveling in the center lane suddenly lost control, investigators said.

The Lexus struck the Acura causing Gonzalez to lose control as well. The Acura then struck a guard rail and both Gonzalez and Anyim were ejected from the vehicle. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Lane as well as the driver and passenger of the Lexus were hurt in the crash. Lane was taken to Cooper Hospital and later released while the driver and passenger of the Lexus were taken to Inspira Hospital. 

No charges have been filed though the crash is still under investigation. Police say there is no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved. 

The highway was shut down in both directions while State Police investigated. All northbound lanes and the right lane southbound were later reopened.

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<![CDATA[Man Accused of Shooting Officer Now in Custody]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:00:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/William+Nobblen+Philadelphia+Police+Shooting+Suspect+Daniel+Kostick.jpg

The man accused of shooting a Philadelphia Police bicycle officer is out of the hospital and now in custody, according to police. 

William Nobblen is accused of shooting Officer Daniel "Danny" Kostick Thursday night. He was released from the hospital Saturday and arraigned Sunday. He is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm prohibited and other related offenses. 

The ordeal began Thursday around 10:15 p.m. when Kostick and his partner approached Nobblen while he was inside a white van in the area of Wilton Street and Girard Avenue, said police.

Nobblen, suspected of drugs, then backed up and took off, according to investigators. Kostick caught up to him around 51st and Master streets.

Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross explained what happened next: "They're having a brief discussion... the male turns to him and says, 'I don't want to have to do this' and then he fires at Officer Kostick. Kostick returns fire, striking the male."

Nobblen fired multiple shots -- one bullet struck Kostick in the right arm, said police. Kostick returned fire, striking Nobblen in the arm. After the shooting, the 35-year-old suspect ditched a 9 mm Ruger and fled -- police eventually caught up to him about a block away.

After the shooting, fellow officers rushed Kostick to Presbyterian Hospital for treatment. Ross said Kostick, a six-year veteran and father of two assigned to the 19th District, was in "good spirits" during treatment.

Kostick was pushed out of Presbyterian Hospital shortly before 2 p.m. Friday -- police said the bullet remained lodged in his arm.

"I'm feeling good," Kostick said as he left the University City Hospital. He told reporters he looked forward to seeing his children.

Nobblen was taken to Hahnemann Hospital after the shooting. He was then discharged Saturday and placed in police custody and arraigned Sunday. Police say Nobblen has 13 prior arrests including DUI, assault and narcotics. 



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<![CDATA[2 Firefighters Hurt Battling Blaze]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:33:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/Medford+Lakes+House+Fire.JPG

A two-alarm fire left two South Jersey firefighters injured Friday afternoon.

Flames broke out around 2:45 p.m. at a home along the 100 block of Mohawk Trail in Medford Lakes.

Burlington County dispatchers said two firefighters were hurt battling the blaze and treated at the scene before being taken to the hospital for undisclosed injuries.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later, thick smoke could be seen coming from the home, which is surrounded by trees.

The fire continued to brun out of control more than one hour later.



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<![CDATA[Officer Feels 'Good,' Leaves Hospital Day After Shooting]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:37:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/William+Nobblen+Philadelphia+Police+Shooting+Suspect+Daniel+Kostick.jpg

A day after police said a drug suspect said he didn't "want to have to do this" before opening fire on a Philadelphia Police bicycle officer in West Philadelphia, that officer left the hospital while being escorted by his fellow officers.

Officer Daniel "Danny" Kostick was pushed out of Presbyterian Hospital shortly before 2 p.m. Friday -- police said the bullet remained lodged in his arm.

"I'm feeling good," Kostick said as he left the University City Hospital. He told reporters he looked forward to seeing his children.

The father of two was shot after he and his partner approached a man inside a white van in the area of Wilton Street and Girard Avenue around 10:15 p.m., said police.

The man, suspected of drugs, then backed up and took off. Kostick caught up to the suspect, later identified as William Nobblen, around 51st and Master streets.

Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross explained what happened next: "They're having a brief discussion... the male turns to him and says, 'I don't want to have to do this' and then he fires at Officer Kostick. Kostick returns fire, striking the male."

Nobblen fired multiple shots -- one bullet struck Kostick in the right arm, said police. Kostick returned fire, striking Nobblen in the arm. After the shooting, the 35-year-old suspect ditched a 9 mm Ruger and fled -- police eventually caught up to him about a block away.

After the shooting, fellow officers rushed Kostick to Presbyterian Hospital for treatment. Ross said Kostick, a six-year veteran assigned to the 19th District, was in "good spirits" during treatment.

Officers rushed Nobblen to Hahnemann Hospital in critical condition. Police said Nobble, who has 13 prior arrests including DUI, assault and narcotics will be charged with attempted murder, assault and weapons violations when he is released from the hospital, said police.



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<![CDATA[Concrete Delivery Truck Knocks Out Power]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:00:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/197*120/Cinderblock+Truck+Delivery+Poles+Down.JPG

A truck delivering cinder blocks accidentally took down utility poles along a busy Chester County roadway causing hundreds of PECO customers to lose power Thursday.

The Terre Hill Concrete Products truck had its delivery arm up when it took out utility poles along northbound U.S. Route 202 near Penn Oaks in Birmingham Township around 11 a.m., said Chester County dispatchers.

The force of impact knocked down three poles and knocked out power to 500 customers, said PECO. As of 3 p.m., nearly 200 PECO customers remained in the dark. PECO estimated it could take until 7 or 8 p.m. to restore power to everyone.

The wreck also closed Route 202 for more than four hours.

No injuries were reported.

As SkyForce10 hovered over the scene, a utility pole could be seen split in half.

Terre Hill Concrete didn't immediately return NBC10's call for comment.



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<![CDATA[Gunman Says 'I Don't Want to Have to Do This,' Shoots Cop]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:07:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/52nd+Street+Philadelphia+Police+Officer+Shot.JPG

UPDATE: Officer Kostick left the hospital Friday.


A drug suspect said he didn't "want to have to do this" before opening fire on a Philadelphia Police bicycle officer in West Philadelphia Thursday night, said Philadelphia Police.

Officer Daniel Kostick and his partner approached a man inside a white van in the area of Wilton Street and Girard Avenue around 10:15 p.m. suspecting possible narcotics violations, said police.

The man then backed up and took off. Kostick caught up to the suspect around 51st and Master streets.

Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross explained what happened next: "They're having a brief discussion... the male turns to him and says, 'I don't want to have to do this' and then he fires at Officer Kostick. Kostick returns fire, striking the male."

Originally police said Officer Daniel Kostick was hit in the thigh but they later clarified that the officer was hit in the right arm.

After the shooting, fellow officers rushed Kostick to Presbyterian Hospital in University City, where the married father of two was listed in stable condition, said police. He is expected to remain hospitalized for several days, authorities said.

Ross said Kostick, an eight-year veteran assigned to the 19th District, was in "good spirits."

"He's very lucky given the circumstances," said Ross.

Police later found the suspect in an alley behind the 5000 block of Master Street.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, officers could be seen putting a man into a police van. It wasn't clear that person's role in the shooting.

The suspect was rushed to Hahnemann Hospital. Police didn't reveal his condition.

Investigators recovered a gun at the scene, said Ross.



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<![CDATA[Deadly South Philly House Fire]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:51:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/South+Philly+Fire+Federal+Street+Joseph+DeRosa.jpg

A man in his 60s died in a South Philadelphia fire Thursday evening.

Flames broke out around 5:30 p.m. on the second-floor of a home along Federal Street, near 12th Street.

Firefighters quickly got the blaze under control but it was too late for a man they found in a rear bedroom. Medics rushed him to Methodist Hospital but he died at the hospital.

Family members later identified the victim as Joseph DeRosa. He was a regular at the nearby LaCasa Dei Pazzi Social Club even spending time at the club the day before he died, said friends.

No word yet on a cause of the deadly fire, which investigators said appeared to be contained to one room.



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<![CDATA[Woman Gets 55 Years for 'Butchering' Husband]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:39:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Daniel+Burroughs+Loretta+Doyle+Burroughs+Husband+Killer+Ventnor.jpg

A Jersey Shore woman will spend the rest of her life behind bars for the murder and dismemberment of her husband, whose remains she kept in a closet for years after his slaying.

"What she did to my brother is what a butcher does to animal," said Raymond Wantorcik in court Wednesday. "It’s killed. It’s bled out. It’s disemboweled and it’s chopped up. My brother was not an animal, yet, he was butchered like one."

Loretta Doyle Burroughs, 63, of Ventnor, was sentenced Wednesday to 55 years in prison as Daniel Burroughs relatives watched in court.

"I pray, I pray that my sins today will give some type of peace for those that have been damaged," said Burroughs while learning her fate.

The victim's family members called the woman, who is a grandmother, a monster as she tearfully accepted responsibility between comments alluding to the possibility that she was a victim of abuse.

"My brother never, ever raised a hand to another person and would absolutely never raise a hand to another woman," said Wantorcik outside the courtroom.

Burroughs, who will turn 64 next month, must serve at least 47 years of her sentence.

After a four-day trial in March, an Atlantic County jury found Burroughs guilty in the 2007 stabbing death of her husband, 66-year-old Daniel Burroughs inside their then home on Leipzig Avenue in Mays Landing. The jury also found her guilty of hiding her husband's remains.

Authorities said after slaying her husband in the couple's Mays Landing home in 2007, the woman stuffed parts of the man into two containers.

She spent the next six years telling people her husband had left her, meanwhile storing his remains in her home. She even moved with the containers several times, prosecutors said. 

"I am sorry for my crime and I’m ready to accept the responsibility," Burroughs said.

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.

"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 found guilty of murder and hindering her own apprehension.

She also put children in danger, according to the mother of a friend of Burroughs' grand daughter who said that Burroughs let the girl "sleep in a room with the dismembered body in the closet."

Burroughs said she hoped her sentence would bring closure to her husband's family.

"She’s a sociopath and she’s going to die behind bars where she deserves to be," said Wantorcik.



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<![CDATA[Eagles Unveil 2015 Schedule ]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:00:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NEW_Eagles_NBC10_1200x675.jpg

Mark your calendars Eagles fans. The schedule for the upcoming 2015-2016 season is here.

The Eagles made the announcement on their official website Monday night. 

The team will be featured in six nationally televised game, including their second straight appearance on Thanksgiving Day. The Birds will also appear in primetime for three straight games from October 19 through November 8. They will also have three consecutive home games (Weeks 14-16) in December for the first time in franchise history. 

The 2015 season will begin with a showdown against the Atlanta Falcons on ESPN's Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. The Birds will also be featured on NBC's Sunday Night Football on Oct. 25 against the Carolina Panthers and Nov. 8 against the Dallas Cowboys.

All of the Eagles preseason games will air right here on NBC10 as part of a new deal reached between us, Comcast SportsNet and the team. 

NBC10 and Comcast SportsNet will also feature expanded news coverage beginning with this month's NFL draft. It consists of live pre and postgame programming and weekly magazine shows, including Eagles Game Plan and Inside the Eagles, which will be aired on NBC10 and Comcast SportsNet.

All four preseason games will continue to re-air on Comcast SportsNet. 


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<![CDATA[Students Escape Smoky Catholic School]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:29:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/204*120/Gloucester+Township+Police+Friefighters+Our+Lady+of+hope+School+Smoke+Wide.JPG

Police helped evacuate children from their South Jersey Catholic school Tuesday morning after a small fire that sent smoke into the school.

Gloucester Township police and firefighters responded shortly before 7:45 a.m. to Our Lady of Hope School off Little Gloucester Road after light smoke was seen in the building.

All the children were moved to the nearby church without anyone being hurt, said police.

Photos on the Gloucester Township Police Department Twitter feed showed firefighters tearing out some window panels in an attempt to find the root of the smoke.

No word on when kids will be allowed to return to class.



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<![CDATA[Smoke Fills KOP PennDOT Offices]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:07:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/204*120/PennDOT+King+of+Prussia+Smoke.JPG

UPDATE: It could be a while before PennDOT employees return to the building.


A haze of smoke filled the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s offices early Tuesday.

It appeared that some sort of electrical fire on the second floor caused smoke inside the District 6-0 building along Geerdes Boulevard in King of Prussia shortly before 4 a.m., said KOP firefighters.

Fire crews brought in fans to clear out the smoke, which was heavy on the upper floors, said Montgomery County dispatchers.

There were a handful of employees inside the building at the time and they were able to get out after hearing the fire alarm, said firefighters. No one was hurt.

The smoke caused power problems in the building and caused problems with PennDOT's traffic monitoring system, said firefighters.

Firefighters began to leave the scene around 5 a.m. as PennDOT tried to get everything back up and running as normal.

Firefighters continued to investigate the fire Tuesday morning.



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<![CDATA[Body of Woman Found Near Schuylkill River]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:33:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Body-Woman-Schuylkill-Passy.jpg

The body of an unidentified woman was found near the Schuylkill River Monday night in Southwest Philadelphia. 

Police say the body washed ashore around 6:30 p.m. on the 6000 block of Passyunk Avenue under the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.

Medics responded to the scene and the woman was pronounced dead at 7 p.m.

Officials are working on determining the woman's identity as well as a cause of death.

This story is developing. Stay with NBC10.com for updates.
 



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<![CDATA[Mom of Quadriplegic Man in Custody]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:23:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Nyia-Parler.jpg

The Philadelphia woman accused of abandoning her quadriplegic son with cerebral palsy and leaving him alone in the woods for over five days with nothing but a blanket and a Bible is out of the hospital and in police custody.

Nyia Parler, 41, is accused of leaving her 21-year-old son in a wooded area along Cobbs Creek Parkway near Catharine Street around 11 a.m. Monday before traveling to Montgomery County, Maryland to visit her boyfriend.

Parler had been hospitalized for several days in Maryland after a warrant was signed for her arrest. On Monday police announced Parler was in police custody in Montgomery County, Maryland. So far she is only charged as a fugitive of justice. She is also expected to be charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, neglect of a care-dependent person, unlawful restraint, kidnapping and false imprisonment.

Parler's extradition hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday in Silver Springs, Maryland.

After several days of cold temperatures and rain, Parler's son was found 100-feet into the woods around 9 p.m. on April 10, according to Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker. Investigators say the victim likely would have died if not for the man who spotted him while passing by.

"They found [him] about 100 yards off the roadway here, laying in leaves. He's got a blanket over him and a Bible on his chest," Walker said. "He has a wheelchair about 10 feet from his body."

Rescuers took the man to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he is being treated for a cut on his back, dehydration, malnutrition and exposure to the weather, police said. He is currently in stable condition.

"A lot of things could've happened out there," Walker said. "Obviously he's in the middle of a wooded area. You have wild animals out there. You never know what's going to happen."

Several of his aunts are by his bedside, said police, who added the relatives are being interviewed about his medical history and his mother.

Officials describe the victim as "non-verbal" and completely dependent on others for his care.

"What we've learned so far is that the 21-year-old child lives with his mother, completely dependent on mom as a result of his condition," Walker said. "She also has a 16-year-old son who is staying with other family members."

The man, who attends the School of the Future at 40th Street and Parkside Avenue, didn't show up for classes and officials called Nyia Parler, his mother, police said. When she didn't answer, they contacted his aunt and then she phoned his mom, according to investigators.

At that time, Parler lied to authorities, claiming her son was safe with her in Maryland along with her boyfriend, according to investigators.

"We know she left for Maryland on Monday to go see her boyfriend on a bus," Walker said.

Police signed a warrant for Parler's arrest on April 11.

NBC10's Jesse Gary was at the scene when officers took the man's wheelchair in as evidence Saturday morning.

Police said the victim and Parler live in a West Philadelphia home that does not have a handicapped-accessible ramp. They are working with DHS in the investigation.

"It's heartbreaking to see another human, especially a mother, treat someone like that," Walker said. "You had all the opportunities in the world to turn that kid to your family members who wanted to care for him." 



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<![CDATA[Record-Setting Rain in Philly]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:42:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/220*120/Delaware+Avenue+Flooding.JPG

After 141 years, Philadelphia has a new record rainfall total for April 20. The National Weather Service reported that 2.01 inches of rain fell on the Philadelphia International Airport Monday, setting the record for daily rainfall.

The record amount of rain -- spread out over morning and evening storms -- broke the old record of 1.71 inches set all the way back in 1871.

Decades-old records also fell in Georgetown, Delaware (1.03 inches); New Castle County Airport (2.37 inches) and Avoca, Pennsylvania (1.24 inches), according to the Weather Service.

Rain, heavy at times, continued overnight into Tuesday despite a Tornado Watch for our region being canceled. And, with the rain came some flooding.

The Watch, which was in effect for most of the region, was lifted shortly before midnight. Despite this, heavy rain, wind and lightning moved in to the Philadelphia area and continued while many people slept.

The storm brought heavy rain, lightning, high winds and even some hail. Everything should clear by Tuesday morning but some showers could remain for the morning rush.

Rain and hail fell in parts of State College early Monday evening causing flooding in the streets. The storms hit the Lehigh Valley and the Poconos around 9 p.m. bringing hail and 55 mph winds to Monroe just after midnight.

The storm also dropped hail overnight on Philadelphia International Airport and New Castle, Delaware.

There were also early morning flooding in some areas including along Columbus Boulevard from Vine Street to Market Street in Penn's Landing and along U.S. Route 130 at the Brooklawn Circle.



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<![CDATA[Car Spins Out Along Route 1]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:03:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/245*120/Traffic+Cam+Route+1+Crash+Hnery+Ave.JPG

A car spun out along one of Philadelphia’s busiest highways getting Monday morning’s commute off to a slow start for some commuters.

The car spun out and hit another vehicle as rain fell along the Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. Route 1) southbound near Henry Avenue in Philadelphia’s East Falls neighborhood just before 5:30 a.m.

Police reported no serious injuries.

The wreck left all lanes briefly closed before crews reopened the far left lane lane.

Crews cleared the wreck around 6 a.m.



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<![CDATA[Pickup Strikes, Kills Man in Bucks County]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:48:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Plumstead-Accident.jpg

A man was struck and killed by a pickup truck while he was crossing a Bucks County road Sunday afternoon.

The 59-year-old man was crossing the street at Swamp Road and Campbell Avenue in Plumstead Township. A vehicle slowed down so that the man could cross, police said. As he was walking, a white pickup truck tried to go around the vehicle that slowed down and struck the man, according to investigators.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not yet revealed his identity. The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene.

Both east and west lanes on Route 313 were shutdown between the 611 Bypass and Main Street due to the accident. The road was later reopened.
 

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<![CDATA[Police ID Woman Charged in Love Triangle Hit-&-Run]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:19:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Durango-Towed.jpg

An arrest has been made in an intentional hit-and-run that left a young Philadelphia woman without a leg and ultimately, without a home Friday, according to officials.

Police told NBC10 Precious Richardson Coleman, 29, turned herself in Saturday around 11 a.m. in connection to the incident and was charged with attempted murder and related offenses.

The news comes after police announced they found the white SUV used in the hit-and-run in Philadelphia's Fern Rock section overnight.

The Dodge Durango was towed from its parking spot in an alley on the 6000 block of Marvine St. at 10 a.m., less than 24 hours after Richardson Coleman allegedly used the vehicle to run down her romantic rival, police said.

The intentional hit-and-run took place at 2:19 p.m. Friday outside Beatrice Spence's home in the city's Nicetown neighborhood, severing her leg.

The 24-year-old, nicknamed De-De, was rushed to Temple University Hospital in critical condition, according to investigators.

"I heard a car rev up, and then I heard a bunch of people screaming," said neighbor Jayson Massey. "Honestly, I thought she was dead. She was not responsive."

After striking Spence, surveillance video shows the Durango, with front-end damage, race eastbound on Wingohocking Street.

The driver of the SUV lives just a few blocks away and knew the victim, investigators said.

Spence's family told NBC10 that Richardson Coleman and victim were in an ongoing fight over a man — recently throwing bricks at each other's windows.

"She came back, the driver came back and she ran her over. She ran her over," exclaimed relative Ruby Fields.

Immediately after the crash, the victim's mother rushed to the hospital leaving something cooking on the stove. The house then caught fire, said the family.

No one was injured in blaze, but the home was left in ruins.

Richardson Coleman is being held on $750,000 bail at Riverside Correctional Facility.


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<![CDATA[Body Found on Delaware River Island]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:56:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/Police+Tinicum+Island+Body.JPG

A strange discovery was made along the Delaware River Friday afternoon.

A boater discovered a body around 3 p.m. on Little Tinicum Island off of Tinicum Township, Delaware County – the island sits in the middle of the river near Philadelphia International Airport. The island has no roads and isn't connect to either Pennsylvania nor New Jersey.

Police quickly arrived to investigate. They said there were no signs of foul play but they won't know an exact cause of death until an autopsy is completed.

Investigators didn’t immediately reveal any more details about the body.



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