<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Local News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usSat, 10 Dec 2016 07:59:39 -0500Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:59:39 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Region Prepares for First Arctic Blast of Season]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:06:52 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018312182_1200x675_829661251995.jpg As the frigid air sets in, people are working hard to stay warm all over the area.]]> <![CDATA[Thieves Steal, Break Holiday Displays in South Jersey]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:04:33 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018312147_1200x675_829661251749.jpg About a dozen Christmas and holiday decorations were swiped or broken in a series of thefts in Evesham Township, New Jersey. The incidents prompted one homeowner to pack-in his holiday spirit this year.]]> <![CDATA[NBC10 First Alert Weather: Get Ready for the Frigid Air]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:03:41 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018312221_1200x675_829660739965.jpg It's going to feel like the teens when you wake up Saturday morning thanks to a combination of cold air and strong winds. Get ready to bundle up. NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Sheena Parveen has your forecast.]]> <![CDATA[Temple Student Can't Sleep at Home After Peeping Tom Strikes]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:08:15 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Temple+Student+Peeping+Tom+Surveillance+Suspect.jpg

A Temple University student says she's anxious and can't sleep at her North Philadelphia apartment after she saw a peeping Tom outside her bedroom.

Philadelphia Police released surveillance video of the incident on Friday, four days after it happened on Monday.

The video shows a man climbing on the balcony of the off-campus apartment where the 20-year-old woman lived. Police said the man took photos while looking through her window. The victim asked to have her identity shielded when speaking about what happened.

"I don't know who he is. I don't think he's directly targeting me. I think it's just a fascination with girls in general," the student said.

The young woman said her boyfriend tried to chase the suspect, but he got away. A new lock is now in place outside the gate where the suspect entered.

Police said the suspect appears to be 20 years old, is 6-foot-2-inches tall with long brown hair and about 170 lbs. He was wearing a black North Face jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Philadelphia Police tipline at 215.686.TIPS.



Photo Credit: Philadelphia Police
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[Anti-Fascist Group to Protest Conway at Hammonton Parade]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:43:51 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/KellyAnne+Conway+Wave.jpg

A South Jersey anti-fascist group is planning to protest Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway's leading of a Christmas parade in Atlantic County on Saturday night.

South Jersey Antifa is organizing the peaceful demonstration at Hammonton Fire Department's Christmas parade in downtown Hammonton, according to posts on the group's social media accounts.

Conway, a South Jersey native who went to St. Joseph's High School in the town, is set to serve as grand marshal. The 49-year-old is credited with playing a pivotal role in navigating President-elect Donald Trump to The White House in this year's election.

South Jersey Antifa says Conway is not an acceptable role model citing Trump and the campaign's history with xenophobic and sexist statements and policies.

The Trump campaign has been accused of fueling a resurgence of white nationalism and for being slow to respond to hate speech. Talking to MSNBC's Chris Matthews on "Hardball" Thursday, Conway said she's been receiving death threats recently for defending the incoming administration.

The group has asked protesters to wear Santa hats and post to social media with the hashtag #SantaHatesFacists.

A request for comment from the Hammonton Fire Department was not immediately returned.



Photo Credit: Getty Images
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[Crowds Brave the Cold in Peddler's Village]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:15:22 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018310644_1200x675_829475907509.jpg Peddler's Village in Bucks County was packed with people of all ages Friday night despite the cold temperatures. NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal joined the crowds to see what draws them out in all of their winter gear.]]> <![CDATA[Montgomery County News]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:21:35 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Valley+Forge+Tourism.jpg
View Full Story]]>
<![CDATA[Family Asking for Help Finding Young Marine Veteran]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:56:00 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Lance+James+cp.jpg

The family of a young Marine veteran who went missing on a walk to a South Jersey bar last week is asking for the public's help in finding him.

Lance James disappeared last Saturday evening after leaving his Clementon, New Jersey apartment, his sister, Jessica Hassan, tells NBC10.

James, who turns 29 this Saturday, was taking about a mile trek to the Hide-A-Way Tavern along White Horse Avenue to pick up his cellphone and jacket. He had forgotten them at the bar the night before, Hassan said.

But he never made it to the bar.

"It is not like him to not check in, especially with our mother, and [for] this long," Hassan said.

James spent five years as an active duty Marine, completing one-year tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Field Radio Technician. He suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and battles severe depression, the sister said.

"He has a big heart but he wears it on his sleeve. He will make you laugh and he is by far one of the most loyal people you will meet. When you befriend him you have a friend for life," Hassan said of James adding that he's a father to a 5-year-old girl.

James, who doesn't have a car, frequents Cherry Hill where he donates blood, Hassan said. He stands 5-feet-8-inches tall with a lean build and has brown hair.

Hassan said police and local veterans groups have searched the woods near his home and around the bar, but so far haven't uncovered any leads. A call to Clementon Police went unanswered Friday night.

The man's family are asking people to be on the lookout for him and call investigators with any information on his whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to contact Clementon Police Sgt. Boyle at 856.783.2759.



Photo Credit: Family Photo
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[Former Congressman Chaka Fattah to be Sentenced Monday]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:14:13 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018309687_1200x675_829422659786.jpg Lawyers for former Pennsylvania Congressman Chaka Fattah want a judge to consider his years of public service before sentencing him on Monday. Here to explain how sentencing will work and what this could mean is NBC10 legal analyst Enrique Latoison.]]> <![CDATA[NBC10 First Alert Weather: Snow in the Forecast]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:22:13 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018308801_1200x675_829389891666.jpg Our region may see some snow this upcoming work week, but the cold temperatures are a definite. NBC10 First Alert Weather Chief meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz has the details.]]> <![CDATA[Montco Farmers Market, Nearly Century Old, on Sale for $7M]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:12:41 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Zerns+Farmers+Market.jpg

BobbiGail Lipton's father, Morris, bought the Zerns Farmers Market in 1949 when the eclectic country bazaar was already well-established in far western Montgomery County.

"We didn't build Zerns. Zerns built itself. It has a magnetism," said Lipton, who has long gone only by her first name.

She grew up in nearby Boyertown, Berks County, just a short distance from the 24-acre plot of land where Zerns sits in Gilbertsville, along the well-traveled Route 73.

"My very strong desire is to see this continue in operation well past 100 years," Lipton said in a phone interview. "There are so few places like this in the country."

Lipton, who has long lived in Hawaii, has put the market up for sale with an asking price of $7 million. It is listed by Kurfiss Sotherby's International of Philadelphia.

The longtime owner who's ready to retire said she loves the nostalgia that comes with a farmers' market that has vendors dating back 70 years. More than 100 vendors are part of the weekend bazaar that also includes events car auctions on Friday nights and wrestling matches on Saturdays.

"Founded in 1922, Zerns draws hundreds of thousands of consumers each year to its myriad of vendors," according to the listing. "These merchants are spread throughout a 200,000-square-foot area under roof, with plenty of additional space outdoors for seasonal offerings."

Lipton said the the location's commercial ways date to 1752, when a local farmer sold "potatoes by the edge of the road."

A fire in the 1960s destroyed much of the commercial space, but the large main structure and surrounding facilities were rebuilt.

"To me, she's a lady, a 95-year-old lady who's sort of graceful and in the past went through an awful lot," Lipton said.

Interest in the property by prospective buyers has been fierce since the listing was posted last week, realtor Ryan Cortez said.

Neither he nor Lipton said what types of prospective buyers showed interest, but both said the hope was the next owner would keep Zerns intact.

"I don't want to see it become a Target," Lipton said.

She added, "I know people's shopping habits have changed and eventually people will be shopping by drones. But the people watching, the vendors, those are the invaluable parts of Zerns that makes our loyal customers returning every week, and new people coming to see the market all the time."



Photo Credit: Provided]]>
<![CDATA[Hatboro Woman Charged in Montco Man's Fatal Overdose: DA]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:08:32 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Marie+Prebish+Photo.jpg

A Hatboro woman who allegedly delivered the drugs that killed a man in his Upper Moreland home has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, the Montgomery County District Attorney said Friday.

Michael Pastorino, 32, of Willow Grove, died Nov. 6, after using drugs he believed to be heroin, the district attorney's office said. The drugs, however, turned out to be a much more potent opioid called fentanyl, according to the DA.

The doses were allegedly provided by Gwendolyn Marie Prebish, 27, according to text messages discovered after Pastorino's death, the DA said.

"The investigation ... revealed that the night before Mr. Pastorino was found dead in his bedroom, he had sent and received drug-related text messages with his heroin supplier," the district attorney's office said in a statement. 

The heroin was actually fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 40 to 50 times stronger than street-level heroin, according to the DA.

District Attorney Kevin Steele said Prebish is being charged with drug delivery resulting in death, in addition to the involuntary manslaughter charge.

"You give a drug to someone and they die as a result of the drug, you are on the hook," Steele said in the statement. "Drug dealers need to know that they are killing people, and they will be held criminally responsible."

Prebish was arraigned on $1 million bail and sent to Montgomery County Correctional Facility. A preliminary hearing will be Dec. 21.



Photo Credit: Montgomery County District Attorney's Office]]>
<![CDATA['Secret Santa' Pays Off $50K of Layaway]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:28:56 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/walmart+tienda+fachada.jpg

Christmas arrived early this year for shoppers at a western Pennsylvania Wal-Mart when a "Secret Santa" paid off 194 layaway accounts worth more than $46,000.

The discount chain said a woman walked into the store in Everett, Bedford County, on behalf of a "Secret Santa" with a check to pay off the accounts, NBC affiliate WJAC reported. Everett is about 100 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

“When customers quietly pay off others’ layaway items, we’re reminded how good people can be," a company spokesman said in a statement Friday. "The joy that comes from these transactions extends well beyond dollars and cents."

Wal-Mart said it's "honored to be a small part of these random acts of kindness."

Layaway is a popular way for financially strapped shoppers to put a deposit on their merchandise, and pay off the balance over a period of time. It's used at retailers including Wal-Mart and Kmart.

Pamela Foor said she was one of the shoppers employees called with the good news.

"Some people really needed that this Christmas and I'm just grateful and thankful that they can do that," Foor said.

Sandy Terry told CNBC her account was also paid off by the anonymous donor. Terry, who recently quit her job due to surgery complications, had put an Xbox on layaway for her 6-year-old grandson and had a $75 balance on her account. She says she was worried about not being able to pay off the balance. 

"I'm just so thankful that he's going to get it this year," she said. "Thank you so much to [the person who] paid it off for me."



Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Lincoln Drive Closure This Weekend]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:27:52 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/ld22.jpg

One of northwest Philadelphia's major arteries will be closed Saturday for repairs, the Philadelphia Streets Department announced Friday morning.

The full-closure on Lincoln Drive -- between Wissahickon Avenue and Ridge Avenue/ Kelly Drive -- is scheduled to be in effect from about 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Northbound traffic will be blocked at all entrances to the south end of Lincoln Drive. The Streets Department suggests Walnut or Schoolhouse Lane as possible detours.

Southbound traffic will be blocked to Wissahickon Drive. Instead, a marked detour will take them to the end of Lincoln Drive at Ridge Avenue via Walnut Lane. Pedestrians and bicyclists won’t have access to the roadway due to the volume of workers and equipment.

Crews plan to conduct rail repairs, inlet cleaning, pothole repairs, tree cutting/pruning and other maintenance work.

Police will be on site to help maintain traffic flow in the area.



Photo Credit: Google Maps]]>
<![CDATA[No Tow? Philly Council Takes on Towing Without Ticketing]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:18:58 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tow+truck+generic1.jpg

"Dude, where’s my car," a question that Philadelphia City Council hopes fewer residents will have to ask come 2017.

In their last council meeting of the year, the Philadelphia City Council passed a "Ticket-to-Tow" bill, 15 to 1. Bill No. 160682 requires cars to be ticketed by one of nine law enforcement agencies before it could be towed by a private company.

"If your car is being towed without a ticket, you have the ability to call the company and we will go after the company and they have to give you your car back," the bill’s sponsor Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez told NBC10.

Many tow truck companies are not happy with the passing of the new bill and protested at City Hall Thursday claiming a few rogue towers shouldn’t result in industry wide regulations.

Tow truck drivers claim that they don’t know who to call to determine if a car is parked illegally and these delays will cost them time and money.

"That’s when Licenses and Inspections needs to step in," said David Wienckowski of Supreme Auto Services. "That’s their job. That’s what they get paid to do. If somebody is overcharging, doing something wrong, you take their license."

Licenses and Inspections doesn’t currently have the means to handle the oversight which is why the city will seek help from a third party.

The bill even had some initial opponents before a 30-day delay before the law goes into effect was added to the bill.

"The negative few should not put into bankruptcy the legitimate many," Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., an initial opponent, stated.

]]>
<![CDATA[Powerful Drug Kills Twice as Many People in Del. This Year]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:59:24 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Generic+Fentanyl+Generic.jpg

The grip of the powerful drug Fentanyl has taken twice as many lives in Delaware this year with a few months to spare.

Through the first nine months of 2016 90 people died from overdoses of the synthetic painkiller, said the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security in a joint news release.

The total more than doubles the total of 42 fentanyl deaths in 2015, said the groups.

"The fentanyl on our streets is so toxic that it greatly decreases the chance of survival," said DSHS Secretary James Mosley.

The agencies say that drug dealers are lacing heroin or cocaine with fentanyl or selling the drug on its own. [[373570681, C]]

"The dramatic increase in overdose deaths related to fentanyl is heartbreaking," said DHSS Secretary Rita Landgraf. "We urge people to seek treatment for addiction rather than face an increasing risk of death from an overdose of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine or some combination of drugs. One use of any drug can be deadly, but with fentanyl, the risk too often is tragically greater. For individuals suffering from addiction or families worried about a loved one, my department can connect people to treatment. While relapse is part of this disease, we also know that treatment does work and people do recover."

DHSS said people battling addiction could contact the department’s 24/7 Crisis Service Helpline at 1-800-652-2929 in New Castle County and 1-800-345-6785 in Kent and Sussex counties. DHSS has also launched a website to help with addiction.



Photo Credit: Getty Images
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[Son Tells Passing Motorist That He 'Killed His Mother': Cops]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:56:39 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Zachary+Cope+Lower+Makefield+Killing.jpg

A man described by police as "partially clad" who "appeared to have been in an altercation" flagged down a passing motorist Thursday afternoon in Lower Makefield, Bucks County, and allegedly said he killed his mother.

When officers arrived at 3 p.m., they found Zachary Cope on Taylorsville Road wearing flip flops and shorts. Police immediately went to his home a few blocks away on Lower Hilltop Road to find 52-year-old Rebecca Cope dead on the kitchen floor, investigators said.

It appeared the elder Cope was stabbed and cut and struck over her head and boy multiple times, said township police. An autopsy would determine the exact cause of death.

Police charged Zachary Cope with criminal homicide. A judge arraigned him Friday morning and sent him to county jail, said police.



Photo Credit: Lower Makefield Township Police]]>
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Hair Salon Fire Injures Woman]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:36:42 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Hair+Salon+Fire.PNG

One woman was taken to Episcopal Hospital and listed in stable condition after a Hair Salon and apartment caught fire Friday morning.

A building fire started around 3:40 a.m at 1811 East Somerset Avenue. The first floor of the building housed Martha Beauty Salon and Boutique while apartments were on the second floor.

Firefighters reported that the fire was in the walls.



Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[NBC10 Responds: Beware of Bowl Game Ticket Schemers]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:42:57 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018300410_1200x675_828939331904.jpg The end of the year means college football bowl games, but don’t let the excitement leave you vulnerable to ticket schemers. NBC10 Responds reporter Harry Hairston has a warning for Penn State and Temple football fans.]]> <![CDATA[No New Tolls on Bridges Between NJ, Pa.]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:43:46 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Ben-Franklin-Bridge-Stock-I.jpg

Commuters will not be paying more to cross the four bridges operated by the Delaware River Port Authority next year.

The agency, which is jointly run by New Jersey and Pennsylvania, passed a $296 million operating budget for 2017 on Wednesday that does not contain any toll increases. That's up from nearly $291 million in 2016.

Most of the increase will cover higher costs for payroll, pensions and health care.

The DRPA anticipates more motorists will cross the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges next year. It also is predicting more ridership on PATCO.



Photo Credit: goldenrye007/Instagram]]>
<![CDATA[Glenn's Blog: Arctic Blasts 1 & 2... & Snow?]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:38:16 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/193*120/GHS+Cold+PV2.png

Arctic Blast No. 1

As indicated in my long-range winter forecast, the super-mild December of last year will NOT repeat itself. In fact, December 2016 should end up with temperatures below normal (last December was 13 degrees ABOVE normal). The first of the Arctic blasts will be moving in for this weekend, with another, even colder one, coming later next week.

The first blast has already affected much of the country to our west. This map from today shows a huge area of waaaay below normal temperatures that entered the country across the Northern Rockies and Plains. Those are the areas in pink, with the edge of the Arctic air in purple.

[[405487916, C, 410,278]]

Now, look at what happens to the Arctic air by Saturday morning: the entire East Coast gets slammed with January-like temperatures.

[[405488006, C, 410,314]]

When you add in the wind, it will feel close to 10 degrees Friday and Saturday mornings. That’s plenty cold.

Arctic Blast No. 2

But this weekend’s chill won’t be as extreme as the next blast. Take a look at the same type of map as the one above, and see the difference. And look at the scale on the right-MUCH colder.

[[405488426, C, 410,314]]

By next Thursday, daytime temperatures may not get out of the 20s, and wind chills could be near or even below zero. Now, that’s cold!

Another Polar Vortex Invasion?

Now, take a look at the differences in the upper-air maps. For this, we need to look at all of North America to see the full pattern. First is the current map, and then the map for next Wednesday.

[[405488476, C, 410,278]] [[405488536, C, 410,278]]

The dark blue blob on the bottom map represents what is known as the “Polar Vortex.” It’s an area of waaaay below normal pressures high up in the atmosphere. The Polar Vortex is not a new discovery, and is always on the map somewhere in the world. It just became a commonly used term a couple of years ago, when one of this things came all the way down to the Great Lakes, leading to a super-cold outbreak. The one next week doesn’t look quite as extreme.

The other important feature is the big area of red and purple in Alaska (upper left of the picture). That’s an area of pressures waaaay ABOVE normal. The combination of that giant HIGH and the Polar Vortex allows air from the North Pole, and even Siberia, to come down into the U.S. As long as this type of pattern holds, it will be extremely cold, especially in the middle of the country.

What About Snow?

This is not the type of pattern that leads to big snowstorms in our part of the country. But it does bring in enough cold air to give us chances for snow at times. In general, the farther north you go in our area, the greater the snow chances. But with Arctic air around, the rain/snow line can shift pretty far south.

Here are three different computer model maps for late Sunday/Sunday evening. All three suggest at least a chance of mainly light snow.

[[405488906, C, 410,309]] [[405488976, C, 410,309]] [[405489016, C, 410,309]]

In these cases, warmer air moves in for Monday, so any snow would change to rain (at least from the Philadelphia area and south).

Then, another weak system looks to move in around Wednesday, ahead of Arctic blast No. 2.

[[405489106, C, 410,309]] [[405489216, C, 410,309]]

We would never expect identical “solutions” that far ahead of time, but the above two models are similar. And, as of now, the Wednesday threat appears to have more potential for at least some snow accumulation.

Winter is here, folks. Don’t let the calendar fool you!


This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[#ShareKindness: Stranger Gives Matt DeLucia Scarf ]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:00:12 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018300084_1200x675_828908099576.jpg NBC10's Matt DeLucia received an unexpected warm-up thanks to a man waiting for a bus at the Norristown Transportation Center Friday morning.]]> <![CDATA[PATH Will Restore Weekend Service on Journal Square Line]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:55:33 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/PathJournalSq.jpg

The Journal Square-33rd Street PATH train line via Hoboken will resume full weekend service starting Christmas Eve, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Thursday.

The final weekend of service suspension will run from 12:10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 through 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19. Officials said the line will be out of service this weekend during the same time period.

Direct weekend service from Hoboken to the World Trade Center will be available over the next two weekends while service is suspended, but will be discontinued starting Christmas Eve.

PATH shuttle buses traveling from the World Trade Center to West 29th Street will run this weekend and from Dec. 17 to Dec. 18, but will be discontinued once full service is restored to the 33rd Street line, the agency said.

The line had previously been closed on weekends since August due to installation of federally mandated service and safety upgrades.

For additional traffic advisories and updates, sign up for PATHalerts at the PATH website.



Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[First Alert Weather: Arctic Chill Sets In]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:08:05 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018296973_1200x675_828772931642.jpg Brace for Impact, Delaware Valley. It'll feel frigid out there Friday morning. And the temperatures won't rise much for the rest of the weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Philly Astronomer Hails Glenn's Space Adventure]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:05:12 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/137628main_image_feature_445_ys_full.jpg Franklin Institute chief astronomer Derrick Pitts recalls the perils of John Glenn's momentous orbit around the Earth, and the awe-inspiring trips blazed during the 20th century's Space Age. NBC10 also took a trip to a facility in Warminster, Bucks County, that is similar to another Bucks County training facility for early astronauts.

Photo Credit: NASA ]]>
<![CDATA[Hundreds Attend Emotional Memorial for NJ State Trooper]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:37:21 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018296904_1200x675_828770883532.jpg New Jersey state Trooper Frankie Williams, hailed as "one of our best and brightest young troopers," received a sendoff of the highest honor as his mother as well as longtime law enforcement officers from past and present said their public goodbyes. Williams, 31, died this week after his vehicle was stuck head-on.]]> <![CDATA[Councilman Proposes $300K Increase for Wilmington Fire Dept.]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:51:41 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018296962_1200x675_828767811999.jpg A councilman in Wilmington, Delaware, is proposing additional funding to the city's fire department to open another engine company full-time in the city. Currently, Engine 6 only operates on a part-time basis.]]> <![CDATA[New CRIMEWATCH App Helps Bucks County Cops Make Busts]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:54:21 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018291207_1200x675_828442691534.jpg Police in Bucks County are using social media to catch criminals. NBC10’s Deanna Durante took an inside look at the new ‘CRIMEWATCH’ mobile application that has helped police make several recent arrests.]]> <![CDATA[N.J. Program Launches to Stop Teen Drug Overdoses]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:47:16 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018291844_1200x675_828475459877.jpg Manchester Township High School launched an interactive drug awareness effort for seniors this week. NBC10 Jersey Shore Bureau Reporter Ted Greenberg has the story.]]>