<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Local News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:12:51 -0500 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:12:51 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Super Bowl Ads 2015]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 11:54:20 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/020115ads.JPG Colin Glaum, an award-winning ad executive, sits down with Contessa Brewer to discuss this year's Super Bowl ads.]]> <![CDATA[Man Confesses to Woman's Bus Stop Murder: Sources]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:55:04 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Kim+Jones+bus+stop+murder.jpg

A man has confessed to carrying out the execution-style murder of a North Philadelphia woman as waiting for the bus last month, police sources tell NBC10.

Kim Jones, 56, was shot in the back of the head by an unidentified person, dressed in all black, on the morning of January 13 at 12th and Jefferson Streets. Police said the shooter stalked the mother-of-two and newlywed before carrying out the crime.

The suspect, who knew Jones, confessed to the crime on Sunday, sources said. Detectives tracked him down using surveillance video that captured his SUV near the scene, according to sources.

Sources said he was taken into custody on Saturday and questioned overnight.

Earlier Sunday, crime scene investigators scoured the shooting scene for new evidence that may have been missed in their initial sweep. It's unclear if anything new had been found.

Officials have not yet released the suspect's identity, who is now awaiting arraignment on murder charges.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



Photo Credit: NBC10/Family Photo]]>
<![CDATA[Rescues Made from 3-Alarm Apt. Fire]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:06:13 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Deptford+Chestnut+Lane+Apartments.jpg

Residents of a Gloucester County, New Jersey apartment complex were rescued as their homes burned Sunday afternoon.

The fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. at the Chestnut Lane apartments located along the 1200 block of Chestnut Lane in Deptford, county emergency dispatchers tell NBC10.

Flames could be seen shooting from the windows and roof of the two-story structure as firefighters worked to bring the blaze under control.

Fire crews struck a second and third alarm as the flames spread to eight units in the complex.

Ambulances are on scene tending to those injured in the fire, but so far no one has been taken to the hospital.

NBC10 has a crew en route to the scene. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



Photo Credit: Aaron Terrell]]>
<![CDATA[Man Pulls Fire Alarm After Clogging Toilet With Potatoes]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:49:25 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/Potatoes.jpg

Looking to unclog his potato-stuffed toilet, a Delaware County, Pennsylvania man decided to try and get help by pulling his apartment building's fire alarm.

It was a poor decision.

The man, who has not yet been identified, pulled the alarm at 7:48 a.m. Sunday at the Oakwood Apartments along the 8700 block of West Chester Pike in Upper Darby, police tell NBC10.

According to authorities, for an unknown reason, the man shoved potatoes down the toilet causing it to clog. He called the apartment building's maintenance department several times for help, but they didn't immediately respond. So he tried to get their attention by pulling the fire alarm, police said.

The three-story building was evacuated and police and fire officials came to the scene to investigate.

Realizing there was not a real emergency, they questioned the man who explained what happened. Police placed him under arrest for ringing the false alarm.

He will be charged in the case, police said.



Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Governor Chris Christie Goes to Great Britain]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 15:11:08 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009389172_1200x675_392005699986.jpg New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is beginning his three day trip to Great Britain.]]> <![CDATA[2 Overnight Crashes on I-95 Sunday]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:25:58 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009389105_1200x675_391994947913.jpg There were two separate car crashes on the northbound side of I-95 in Philadelphia overnight Sunday that left three people hospitalized.]]> <![CDATA[Atlantic Ocean Classic Dog Show]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:24:28 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009389021_1200x675_391993411640.jpg Today is the last day to see the Atlantic Ocean Classic Dog Show in Wildwood, New Jersey.]]> <![CDATA[Local Puppy, Once Neglected, Drafted for Puppy Bowl]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:29:51 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/193*120/jamison+puppy+bowl.jpg

Jamison, a rescued pup from Downingtown, Pennsylvania, will be one of the adorable doggies featured in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl Sunday.

"I don’t care about the Super Bowl, but we’ll be watching the Puppy Bowl," Head of New Life Animal Rescue Kim Mangione told Burlington County Times. “We watch it every year, but this year we’ll be watching Jamison. We know he’ll do great.”

The pit bull-terrier mix was rescued by Animal Care and Control Team in Philadelphia when he was less than three weeks old. Soon after, he was transferred to New Life Animal Rescue suffering from worms, seizures, cigarette burns and a variety of maladies.

The Evesham-based shelter took the three-pound pooch to Mount Laurel Animal Hospital, where he was promptly treated.

When Animal Planet contacted the shelter about any playful puppy candidates, Mangione recommended Jamison and submitted pictures and video.

The Puppy Bowl is taped in October, but airs every year on Super Bowl Sunday.

If you’re unfamiliar, here’s all you need to know -- it’s a small field filled with puppies and toys. The event is live-tweeted by a bird and features kittens during half-time. It’s the kind of adorable that makes hearts explode with joy.

Tune in this Sunday at 3 p.m.



Photo Credit: Animal Planet]]>
<![CDATA[Lane Closure Expected on I-95]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 11:15:55 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/I-95+lane+closure.PNG

A lane of northbound Interstate 95 in Northeast Philadelphia is scheduled to be closed starting Sunday night for construction.

The highway will be reduced from three lanes to two from 8 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday between Levick Street and Bleigh Avenue.

The weather, however, may impact the construction work.

It's part of a $212 million project to improve the Cottman Avenue interchange and the interstate.



Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[Detectives Revisit Scene of Woman's Bus Stop Murder]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:02:27 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Kim+Jones+murder+csi+back+out.jpg

Crime scene investigators spent Sunday morning searching for new evidence at the scene of an execution-style murder of a child advocate at a North Philadelphia bus stop last month.

Using a shovel and metal detector, investigators looked for clues that could point them to Kim Jones' murderer.

The 56-year-old newlywed and mother of two was shot in the back of the head as she waited for the Route 23 SEPTA bus at 12th and Jefferson Streets on the morning of January 13.

Investigators returned to that corner at 9:15 a.m. Sunday and dug holes in a patch of grass next to a small memorial for Jones. They also uncovered a manhole and swept the area nearby, including trolley tracks buried in the street, for evidence.

Homicide detectives said the shooter, dressed in all black and wearing headphones, stalked the victim. They waited over an hour outside Jones' home before following her to the corner and pulling the trigger.

Surveillance video captured the shooter calmly place the weapon in a black duffle bag following the shooting and walk away.

"This was a very well planned execution," Philadelphia Police Homicide Capt. James Clark said last month.

Police believe the shooter knew Jones. Sources tell NBC10 they are not ruling out the possibility that a woman may have been holding the gun.

After sweeping the scene again, detectives traveled some 20 blocks south to Philadelphia Police Headquarters where sources say they are questioning people who knew Jones.

Sources said investigators hope to make an arrest soon.



Photo Credit: NBC10 - Monique Braxton]]>
<![CDATA[Tracy Morgan 'Working Hard' on Recovery]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 10:55:18 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/485528917.jpg

Comedian Tracy Morgan is "working hard" on his recovery from a devastating limo bus crash that left him severely injured and killed his friend.

The "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" alum made the statement to a TMZ paparazzo as he walked with the help of a cane through New York City on Saturday.

Morgan, 46, suffered a traumatic brain injury and a broken leg, ribs and nose on June 7, 2014 when a Wal-Mart tractor trailer slammed into the actor's limousine bus along the New Jersey Turnpike in Cranbury, New Jersey. The bus, which was carrying Morgan and friends from a show at Dover Downs Casino, was stopped in traffic when it was hit. The impact flipped the vehicle.

James McNair, a 62-year-old fellow comedian, was killed in the crash and several other passengers were hurt.

Truck driver Kevin Roper was charged with Death by Auto and related offenses. Police said he was speeding before the impact and hadn't slept in 24 hours. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Morgan spent weeks in the hospital and rehab. He told TMZ he had "no comment" on whether he'll take part in a SNL 40th Anniversary reunion special set to air on NBC on February 15.

A federal lawsuit against Wal-Mart is pending. McNair's family settled a separate suit with the retail giant late last month.



Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Eagles Trick Out Their Rides]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 09:04:37 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/eagles+trick+out+cars.jpg Matt Delucia explains how local areas are celebrating the Super Bowl and how some Philadelphia Eagles are spending their off-season.

Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[Man, Woman Found Dead in Home]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:01:20 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Mount-Holly-Double-Homicide.jpg

UPDATE: The woman's boyfriend has been charged in the murder of her and her father. NEW DETAILS HERE.


A man and a woman were killed inside a Burlington County home Saturday morning.

A woman walked into her home on the 200 block of Washington Street in Mount Holly, New Jersey around 9 a.m. when she found the bodies of the unidentified man and woman inside. She then called 911.

Police have released few details but are investigating their deaths as a double homicide. Neighbors told NBC10 they saw police take a man who was covered with blood out of the home in handcuffs. Investigators have not confirmed this however.

"They brought the young man out," said Danita Ford, one of the neighbors. "He had on boxer shorts and he was full of blood. They put him in an ambulance with handcuffs." 

No one has been charged in the deaths. Police told NBC10 the neighborhood should not be concerned however and that a killer is not on the loose. They continue to investigate.
 

]]>
<![CDATA[Person Ejected From Car in Crash]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:48:17 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009389008_1200x675_391990339959.jpg A person is ejected from their car after being involved in a crash on Interstate 295 in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.]]> <![CDATA[Two-Alarm Blaze at NJ Strip Mall]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:08:16 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/strip+mall+fire+ewing+twp.PNG

Firefighters battled a two alarm blaze at a Mercer County, New Jersey strip mall early Sunday.

The fire started around 3:55 a.m. inside the HK Liquor Store that's part of a one-story mall along the 2300 block of Spruce Street in Ewing Township, fire officials tell NBC10.

A second alarm was rung before firefighters were able to get the fire under control about an hour later.

In addition to the liquor store, the Super 7s Deli and Food Market was also damaged by fire, officials said.

The cause of the blaze is currently unknown. No one was hurt.



Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[Main Break Floods Busy Street, Dried Up Service]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:30:31 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/fishtown+water+main+break.PNG

Water gushed up through the asphalt along Girard Avenue on Sunday morning after a main broke below the street.

The 12-inch water main began leaking around 2 a.m. near Montgomery Avenue in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, a spokesman with the Philadelphia Water Department said.

Water service was shut off to approximately 100 properties in the area for hours as a result. Service was restored around 7 a.m. as replacement work began.

PWD officials said crews will work throughout the day to swap out the main. Work is expected to be finished Sunday afternoon.

Girard Avenue westbound is closed from Berks to Master Streets because of the emergency construction.



Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Ejected from Car in Deadly Crash]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 15:57:32 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Boulevard+Whitaker+woman+ejected.PNG

A woman is dead after being thrown from her car after slamming it into a pole along the Roosevelt Boulevard early Sunday.

The crash happened just before 5 a.m. in the northbound inner lanes of the thoroughfare near Whitaker Avenue in the Lawncrest section of Philadelphia, police tell NBC10.

Investigators said the unidentified driver was ejected from her silver sedan in the violent impact. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved.

The crash remains under investigation.



Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[Person Struck, Killed on I-95 in Delaware]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:46:26 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/224*120/Generic+Road+Generic+Street+Holmesburg+Crash.JPG

A person was struck and killed by a car on I-95 in Delaware Saturday night.

The unidentified pedestrian was on I-95 southbound at Delaware Avenue in Wilmington around 9:10 p.m. when he or she was struck by a vehicle.

The victim was later pronounced dead. Police have not yet revealed his or her identity.

Traffic on I-95 southbound is currently being diverted onto exit 7B. Commuters are being asked to find an alternate means of travel around the scene of the crash.

The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the accident.
 



Photo Credit: NBC10.com]]>
<![CDATA[Bensalem Police Officer of the Year Dies]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:28:50 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Kevin-Cornish-New.jpg

Friends and family are mourning the Bensalem Police Officer of the Year Kevin Cornish.

Cornish, 42, died Saturday while participating in a 5K Charity Run in Northeast Philadelphia. Officials believe he suffered a heart attack. He leaves behind a wife and daughter.

Detective Cornish was named the Bensalem Township Police Officer of the Year by the Bensalem Rotary Club in 2014.

Cornish joined the Bensalem Police Department in 1998 and was a member of the SWAT team and the Motor Patrol before most recently joining the Special Victim’s Unit.

In addition to his stellar police work, Cornish was also known for his involvement in the community. During a case involving two girls who were removed from an abusive home, Cornish went out of his way to help the young victims. He led a fundraising effort to collect money and gift cards for the girls allowing them to buy clothing, school supplies and accessories for their rooms at their foster home.

He also reached out to local stores to get the girls discounts and even took them on shopping trips. Cornish’s efforts led to a department-wide initiative in which Bensalem police work with local stores to help and collect donations for young abuse victims.

Cornish also volunteered as a coach at the United German Hungarian Club and made presentations in the community on bullying and computer forensics.

Funeral arrangements for Detective Cornish have not yet been released.
 



Photo Credit: Bensalem Police ]]>
<![CDATA[Teams and Fans Get Ready for Super Bowl XLIX]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:22:47 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/TLMD-super-bowl-XLIX--462521720.jpg Super Bowl XLIX is set to begin. CSN Philly's John Clark is in Arizona on the eve of the big game.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[The Future is Bright for Mo'ne Davis]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:21:16 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/MoNe-Davis.jpg It was an incredible 2014 for Little League sensation Mo'ne Davis. But what does the future have in store for her? NBC10's Renee Chenault-Fattah finds out during an exclusive one on one interview.]]> <![CDATA[Firefighters Battle Wildwood Building Fire]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:58:30 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Wildwood-NJ-Fire.jpg

Firefighters were called to a large fire in Wildwood, New Jersey.

The fire broke out at a building on Hudson and West Wildwood avenues Saturday night. At least six fire departments were called to the scene, according to the Cape May County Herald.

No injuries have been reported. Colleen Scully, a Wildwood resident, told NBC10 she believes the fire is taking place at a vacant home though several residents also live nearby. She also said she saw several sparks during the blaze.

Thousands of residents in Wildwood were without power, according to Atlantic City Electric. It’s unknown at this time however whether the fire caused the outages. Power was later restored to the homes.

Officials continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

]]>
<![CDATA[Funeral for Baby Who Died at Day Care]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:53:10 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Charles-Law-III.jpg

A funeral will be held next Saturday for a baby boy who died at a Delaware day care.

A viewing for 10-month-old Charles Laws III will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Crossroad Community Church on 20684 State Forest Road in Georgetown, Delaware. The viewing will be followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m.

Charles was found unresponsive Wednesday by a worker at Handy’s Little Disciples day care on Layton-Davis Road in Millsboro, Delaware. The worker tried to wake the child up but was unable to do so.

"The baby had stopped breathing," Bolarius Handy, husband of the day care's owner, told NBC10 on Thursday.

Police were called to the day care and the child was taken to Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Delaware where he was later pronounced dead.

Handy called the death a tragedy. "Nobody did nothing, ya know, just she went to wake the baby up and [he] wasn't responsive," he said.

Police said there were no signs of injuries or trauma to the child. The state medical examiner performed an autopsy to determine the cause of death. There's no timetable for when those results may be released.

The home day care has been licensed by the state since 1998, records show. That license will now be suspended pending the outcome of the investigation into the baby's death. Officials said that's standard procedure.

All donations and cards for the child’s family should be sent to the Watch God Move Christian Center at 21173 Coverdale Rd, Bridgeville, DE 19933. You can also contact Yolanda Soto by phone at 302-430-3348 or email her at msyysoto@gmail.com for more information.
 



Photo Credit: Yolanda Soto]]>
<![CDATA[Mentoring Lunch Focuses on Philadelphia Neighborhoods]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:28:46 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Rebuilding-the-Village.jpg A mentoring lunch was hosted Saturday by the Mayor's Commission on African-American Males with focus on wellness and healing in the Kingsessing, Parkside and Strawberry Mansion neighborhoods of Philadelphia.]]> <![CDATA[Patriots, Seahawks Coaches Say Past Wins Don't Matter on Superbowl Sunday]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:05:07 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/TLMD-super-bowl-XLIX--462521720.jpg As we are just a day away from a much awaited face-off between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, Comcast SportsNet's John Clark tells us why both teams' coaches say their past successes don't matter on Super Bowl Sunday.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Auto Show]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:24:27 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Philly-Auto-Show-Highlights.jpg People have been lining up at the Philadelphia Auto Show to get their first look at hot new vehicles.]]> <![CDATA[Philly Conference on Human Trafficking]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:18:03 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009387367_1200x675_391932995684.jpg More than 300 people took part in a conference on stopping human trafficking at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church including Philadelphia Police First Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross]]> <![CDATA[NJ Man Accused of Killing Roommate]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 09:07:54 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tlmd_police_line_generic722.jpg

A man was arrested after he allegedly shot and killed his roommate inside their southern New Jersey apartment.

William Clark III, 50, is charged with first-degree murder for the death of 51-year-old Steven Johnston of Audubon, New Jersey.

Clark called 911 around 2:55 a.m. Saturday and told the operator he killed Johnston by shooting him in the head at an apartment on the 400 block of South White Horse Pike in Audubon, according to investigators.

Officers arrived minutes later and took Clark into custody without incident. They later found Johnston's body in a third-floor apartment. He was dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Clark allegedly told police Johnston was his roommate and they were having a conversation inside their apartment. Clark said he became upset and then shot Johnston, according to investigators.

Clark is being held at the Camden County Jail on $500,000 bail.

]]>
<![CDATA[Got Trash? Philly Sanitation Centers Open Sunday]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:21:55 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/Trash+can+generic.jpg

Are the trash cans spilling over at your house? Philadelphia's Streets Department is opening several sanitation centers Sunday to help city residents get rid of any extra garbage after collection was can celled earlier this week.

"To afford residents an added opportunity to dispose of excess household trash and recycling, our Sanitation Convenience Centers will be open this Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.," according to a news release.

Officials with the Streets Department said they anticipate additional collection delays next week as there is a threat of more snow in the forecast.

The open sanitation center locations are:

Strawberry Mansion: 2601 W. Glenwood Ave.

Southwest Philly: 3022 S. 63rd St.

Manayunk: 300 Domino Lane, near Umbria Street

Northeast Philly: State Road and Ashburner Street



Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[NFL Awards Football Hall of Fame]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:56:10 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP249098016861.jpg

 Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The class of 2015, announced a day before the Super Bowl, also includes a pair of contributors, Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, along with senior selection Mick Tingelhoff.

Five nominees were eliminated in the final vote: Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene, Marvin Harrison, Orlando Pace and Kurt Warner.

Earlier Saturday, the selection committee reduced the list of 15 modern-day finalists by cutting Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis, John Lynch and coaches Don Coryell and Jimmy Johnson.

A candidate needs 80 percent of the vote from 46 media members to get in.

The induction ceremony is in August at Canton, Ohio.

Seau, elected posthumously, was the only first-time eligible candidate to get in this year. He committed suicide at age 43 in 2012, and researchers who studied his brain said it showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease connected to repeated head injuries, including concussions.

His death, less than 2 1/2 years after the end of his playing career, resonated among players in the league, raising worry about the physical and emotional toll the sport takes.

A field-covering, hard-hitting linebacker, the charismatic Seau played in the NFL for 20 seasons, the first 13 with the San Diego Chargers, followed by three with Miami and four with New England. He was Defensive Player of the Year for San Diego in 1992, made six All-Pro teams, and was a member of the league's All-Decade team of the 1990s.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said this week he "loved" having Seau on his roster.

"I can't imagine having a Professional Football Hall of Fame without Junior Seau in it," said Belichick, whose team plays the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's Super Bowl.

"I'd say the one word that comes to me when I think about Junior and football is 'passion.' He was a very passionate guy. A lot of energy. Lot of enthusiasm. First guy in the building in the morning — watching film, lifting weights, ready for practice," Belichick said. "Energy before the game, on the sideline, during the game. An emotional player, but a smart player."



Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Breaks Out at Berks County Business ]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:24:33 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Cumru-Township-Fire.jpg

A firefighter was injured after a three-alarm fire broke out at a Berks County business.

The fire broke out around noon Saturday at the Reitnouer Inc. building on 5 East Pointe Drive in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. The blaze began when tractor trailers outside the building caught fire.

Firefighters were able to bring the flames under control around 2 p.m. A firefighter broke his ankle while fighting the blaze. No one else was hurt.

Officials say the fire caused about $200,000 worth of damage to the building, but only the exterior.
 



Photo Credit: Fire Alerts: Berks County Facebook Page]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Eats Women's Boots, Undergoes Surgery]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:44:49 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Dog-Eats-Boots-Lead.jpg

A dog is recovering after veterinarians removed a pair of women’s boots from his stomach.

The dog, a 4-year-old mixed breed named Vince, ate a pair of calf-high women’s Frye boots Friday afternoon, according to his owners, who live in Philadelphia.

Vince was taken to the Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (VSEC) in Philadelphia where he underwent surgery Saturday afternoon.

“These X-rays are absolutely remarkable, especially given that you can see and count the number of eyelets on the boots,” said Dr. Laura Tseng, a board-certified specialist in critical care and emergency medicine with VSEC. “The sheer volume of what he ate is impressive and caused a very serious emergency situation.”

Doctors at VSEC said the volume of the leather material was so large that Vince’s stomach was unable to pass the material into his small intestines. The material was removed manually during his surgery.

“If your pet is experiencing vomiting, lethargy or a lack of appetite, these are all signs a foreign body may be present and they should see a veterinarian as soon as possible,” said Tseng.

Vince’s surgery was successful, according to a VSEC spokesman. He is expected to be released from the center Sunday.
 



Photo Credit: VSEC]]>
<![CDATA[Super Bowl Preps]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:23:43 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009387334_1200x675_391910467985.jpg Local businesses are worried about the threat of Super Bowl snow while others believe it could help with sales. NBC10's Monique Braxton has the details.]]> <![CDATA[Garry Gilliam's Local Connection]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:18:28 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Gary-Gilliam.jpg Garry Gilliam of the Seattle Seahawks has ties to the Pennsylvania area. He talks to John Clark about his local roots, his favorite team growing up and his expectations for the Super Bowl.

Photo Credit: NBC10.com]]>
<![CDATA[Pats' Develin Was an Eagles Fan]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:12:18 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/James-Devlin.jpg Philly-area native and current New England Patriots player James Develin admits he rooted against his current team when they played the Eagles in the Super Bowl several years ago. John Clark talks to Devlin about his local roots and his journey to the NFL.]]> <![CDATA[30 to 60 Years in Prison for Deadly Halloween Shooting]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:57:19 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Jail-generic-arrest-.jpg

A man convicted in a Halloween shooting death in a central Pennsylvania nightclub has been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison.

The (Altoona) Mirror reports that 21-year-old Hugo Baez wept in Blair County Court Friday as he listened to the sobbing mother of the victim speak about her loss.

Baez was convicted of third-degree murder in the October 2013 slaying of 24-year-old Willie Solomon at Choices Nightclub in Altoona after an argument with the victim's brother.

He read aloud an apology and said he wished he could take back that night.

Judge Elizabeth Doyle said she imposed the sentence because of the ``violent nature and senselessness of the crime'' but told Baez that "It's still possible for some good to come out of your life."

]]>
<![CDATA[Super Bowl Preview: Garry Gilliam’s Local Connection]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:11:04 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Gary-Gilliam.jpg Garry Gilliam of the Seattle Seahawks has ties to the Pennsylvania area. He talks to John Clark about his local roots, his favorite team growing up and his expectations for the Super Bowl.

Photo Credit: NBC10.com]]>
<![CDATA[Pa. Man Sentenced for Slaying Over Food]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:24:24 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/jail-generic.gif

A central Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 4 to 10 years in prison in the shooting death of a longtime friend that authorities said followed a fight over food.

Fifty-nine-year-old James Buterbaugh of Marion Center apologized to the victim's family during Friday's sentencing in Indiana County Court.

Buterbaugh pleaded guilty last fall to voluntary manslaughter in the death of 51-year-old David Ackerson after an argument over two plates of food that the defendant's mother had given Ackerson on the Memorial Day weekend. Authorities said both had been drinking when Buterbaugh accused Ackerson of, in his words, "mooching."

Defense attorney Robert Bell said the two had been best friends for years, and his client is remorseful. He called it "a tragic example that sometimes good people do bad things."

]]>