<![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-usMon, 24 Oct 2016 19:51:27 -0400Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:51:27 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Kathleen Kane Gets Parking Ticket During Perjury Sentencing]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:27:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Kathleen+Kane+Land+Rover+Ticket+cp.jpg

Kathleen Kane isn't having a good day.

As the disgraced former Pennsylvania attorney general sat in a Norristown courtroom Monday afternoon asking a judge to go easy when sentencing her for a perjury conviction, a meter maid hit Kane's car with a parking ticket.

Well, at least the black Land Rover, she arrived to court in.

The $28 ticket was issued for an expiring meter at 1:01 p.m. -- about two hours before she was slapped with a 10 to 23 months jail sentence.

Kane left court in a different black SUV, a Montgomery County police truck, which took her to the county correctional facility in Eagleville for processing.

If the ticket isn't paid in five days, the fine will increase to $38.

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<![CDATA[Video Leads to Firing of Workers at Fast Food Restaurant]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:37:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Checkers-Burgers-Viral-Vide.jpg

Employees at a Philadelphia Checkers restaurant were fired after a Facebook Live video showed them talking about having sex with customers at the restaurant and other unsanitary acts.

The video was posted over the weekend by workers at the Checkers restaurant on the 7000 block of Stenton Avenue. During the 44-minute long video, one of the employees claims that his co-workers have had sex with customers at the restaurant. At one point he also smokes a cigarette in the kitchen, describes how he sometimes handles the food without using gloves, threatens to spit in the food of customers and talks about “washing the floor with burger buns.”

The video went viral and sparked outrage on social media.

“I’m not gonna say it happens in every fast food restaurant but that one in particular, I wouldn’t eat there,” said Tyrell Beckett.

NBC10 obtained the latest city health inspection report of the Stenton Avenue Checkers. The report showed the restaurant was out of compliance on several cleanliness and hygiene issues.

NBC10 visited the Checkers Monday but the restaurant was closed and a manager inside would not comment. A spokesperson for Checkers later released a statement to NBC10 saying the employees in the video would be fired and the restaurant would be sanitized and re-inspected.

“The behavior of these employees does not meet our high standards for food preparation and guest service, and does not represent the thousands of Checkers employees who do an outstanding job every day,” the spokesperson wrote. “As soon as we became aware of the post, we immediately contacted the franchisee, who proactively closed the restaurant late last night. The employees involved will be terminated, the restaurant will be fully sanitized and re-inspected before it reopens, and all of the team members will be fully retrained.”

One of the employees in the video later spoke with NBC10 and claimed the entire clip was a prank gone wrong and that he made the video to promote his music.

"It was a joke to get people's attention," he said.

While he apologized for the video and called it a "dumb decision," he also said he and his employees were only joking about the unsanitary acts and that customers shouldn't worry about cleanliness. Despite his claims he says he was still fired because of the video.

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<![CDATA[NBC10's Beloved Sheela Allen-Stephens Dies]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:39:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/sheela-allen-stephens-lead-.jpg

Editor's Note: We've lost a beloved member of the NBC10 family. Sheela Allen-Stephens passed away at Bryn Mawr hospital last week. Our Chief Meteorologist, Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz was a dear friend for years. He asked to write about the life Sheela shared with us, and so many of you -- her legacy of laughs. Services are public Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. at Sharon Baptist Church, 3955 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa.


One of a Kind

She survived breast cancer, three heart attacks, brain surgery, and diabetes.

She told people that she had more than 25 surgeries in her life.

She was as happily married as any person I ever saw.

She would command any room she was in. People just gravitated toward her. And she could entertain them for hours.

She was the only person I ever heard of who won, time after time, playing video poker at the casinos. No one would believe it -- but I saw it myself.

She had one of the hardest jobs in TV and did it better than anyone: to make people smile and laugh ("Tragedy is easy; comedy is hard")

She was afraid of no one. Who else would yell at George Clooney loud enough to get him out of his trailer for an interview? She yelled: "They’ll fire me if I don’t get this interview!"

And it worked.

She wore more jewelry at any one time than most women accumulate in their lifetime.

She asked for everyone’s birth date. And remembered them all.

She made amazing predictions based on her belief in astrology (and believing she was psychic). Scientists don’t believe in that stuff, of course. But I was speechless after some of her predictions came true.

She was the most interesting person I ever knew. And the funniest, too.

And now she’s gone.

What a Life Story!

I wish I could remember all of the amazing stories Sheela told about her life, and all the amazing people she met over the years. Many of us were skeptical of some of her stories, and then shocked when we found it was true. Here’s an example…

Sheela was a very beautiful woman. When she was single, she was sought after by sports stars, celebrities, and wealthy men. One of them, she told me, was a member of the great Motown group, "The Spinners”. We wondered it was more fantasy than fact.

Years later, Sheela got tickets for us to see a "Spinners" concert in Atlantic City. First row, of course (I figured it was due to her big casino connections). Before the concert, she told me that "Harry" (the name has been changed to protect him) not only dated her, but had proposed to her IN THE MIDDLE OF A LIVE CONCERT. AND SHE YELLED "NO!"

Now, would you believe that?

But after the concert, she took us backstage. And right into the "Spinners" dressing room. One of them saw her, yelled: "Sheela!" and gave her a big hug. "Harry" was in another dressing room, and hugged her too, but he wasn’t enthusiastic about it. Decades later, he was still obviously hurt.

Story After Story After Story

No one could tell a story like Sheela. We sometimes went to her favorite restaurant, a soul food place called "DeBreaux’s" at the Overbrook train station. It was a tiny place, with only a few tables. Sheela commanded the table in the middle, and would tell story after story. We laughed hysterically. So did the complete strangers who came in the door, who were immediately asked VERY personal questions. And they would answer them! Even if it was related to sex. Then that person would sit down with us, continuing the conversation while waiting for their food.

I once had a Saturday lunch there that lasted more than FOUR HOURS! And wasn’t bored for a second.

And Then There Was Lonnie

Lonnie Stephens was a Philly native (Sheela was from New York City). He was Sheela’s designated photographer for all her stories and live shots. They got married in the 80s, and were together 24 hours a day for about 20 years! And they loved each other so much that they probably wished there were even more hours in the day, so they could be together longer.

While Sheela had multiple health problems, Lonnie was always in perfect health. And amazingly strong. And always smiling. Always. But, in 2004, he was suddenly diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Lonnie, the love of Sheela's life, died only months later. Of course, Sheela was devastated. And even more than ten years later, she still told everyone: "I’m married -- just to a dead man!"

After having brain surgery in 2001, Sheela told a reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer, "I’m a dog person, but everybody keeps saying I’m a cat. I’m on my ninth life here." She managed to keep others entertained for another 15 years.

Sheela passed away late last week.

I miss her already.

Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz
NBC10 Philadelphia

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<![CDATA[Treatment Program at School Closes After Teen's Death]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:40:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/230*120/Wordsworth+Academy+Death+Day.JPG

The Residential Treatment program at a Philadelphia school geared toward students with behavioral challenges and disabilities closed more than a week after a teen died following an altercation with staff members.

Debbie Albert, a spokeswoman for Wordsworth Academy, located on Ford Road in Philly's Wynnefield Heights section, told NBC10 the school's Residential Treatment program is ceasing operations following notification by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services' Bureau of Human Service Licensing.

"Wordsworth has a long history in serving youth and families and we remain committed to our mission," Albert wrote in a released statement. "We plan to use this time to improve our Residential Treatment program by enhancing operations, staff training, and our residential facility. The Residential Treatment program currently serves 90 children ranging in age from 10-21, all of whom will be transitioned out to other facilities. All other Wordsworth programs continue to operate."

A 17-year-old student died on Oct. 13 around 9 p.m. after becoming unresponsive on the 4th floor of Wordsworth Academy. Philadelphia Police refused immediate comment but sources close to the investigation told NBC10 that the student -- who had an iPod that didn't belong to him -- began fighting with staff and became unresponsive as workers restrained him.

Medical staff and school staff were in the room as staffers administered first aid and called for Philadelphia medics, said sources.

At no point was the student left alone while unresponsive, said sources.

"Although we are shocked and saddened by this event, it is an ongoing investigation, and we are unable to comment further at this time," said Albert.

The school dates back to 1952.

"The mission of Wordsworth is to provide education, behavioral health and child welfare services to children and youth who are experiencing emotional, behavioral and academic challenges so that they are empowered to reach their potential and lead productive, fulfilling lives," says a message on the school's website.

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<![CDATA[Man Steals Railing Outside Union League Causing Collapse]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:52:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Union-League-Steps-Vandaliz.jpg

A man ripped a railing off the staircase outside Philadelphia's historic Union League overnight causing a portion of the stone steps to collapse.

The theft happened just after 3 a.m. Monday in front of the private club's main entrance along Broad Street at Sansom, club officials said.

Erica Martin, the Union League's communications director, said the man was spotted pulling the brass railing from the curved stairs on the building's right side.

The theft caused the large stone banister and several balusters to topple over.

It was not immediately how the man was able to rip off the railing.

Martin said the club contacted Philadelphia Police and turned over its surveillance video to assist in the investigation.

"The steps are severely damaged and roped off for the safety of our members, employees and the public," Martin said in a statement. "We will work to restore the staircase to its original condition as soon as possible."

The iconic, eight floor brownstone structure was built in 1865 as a home for the political society founded to support U.S. President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War.

The building was designated a national historic landmark in 1979.

Photo Credit: NBC10 Lauren Mayk]]>
<![CDATA[Temple Students Hurt, Police Assaulted in Mob-Style Attacks]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:03:09 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Temple+University+Roving+Student+Attacks+Skyforce.jpg

Four juveniles were arrested in a series of flash mob-style attacks on Temple University's campus this weekend that left students and police officers hurt, police and university officials said.

Groups of young people, estimated to number between 20 to 100, roved the school's North Philadelphia campus Friday night for nearly two hours causing havoc, authorities said.

Students were punched and kicked, an officer tossed to the ground and stones were thrown at passing cars, police said. Officers from three agencies — the Philadelphia Police Department, Temple University police and SEPTA police —responded to the incidents.

As many as six Temple students hurt in the attacks as they walked around campus between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. that night., along with a university police officer and a Philadelphia police horse. 

One student, who was not identified, told the college news site The Tab she was walking with her boyfriend near 16th and Oxford streets around 8 p.m. when they were attacked by two kids.

The student told the news site her boyfriend was able to run away but she was grabbed by the ahir and beaten on her head and back. Her name was not given.

“I somehow got to the other side of Oxford Street by the time they got me to the ground. I remember shoes coming for my face and after that I heard other kids from the group saying ‘Yo chill, yo chill, it’s just a girl’ and they pulled my attackers off me," she reportedly said.

Police a 20-year-old man also fell victim to an attack by kids from this group.

At 9 p.m., a Temple police officer was tossed to the ground, landing on top of her patrol bike, while trying to apprehend a 15-year-old boy who was seen throwing rocks at cars driving along Broad Street, police said.

The teen was running from officers when he attacked the patrolwoman, police said. She suffered bruises to her leg and a scrape to her knee. The teen was apprehended a block away.

About 10 minutes later, a 15-year-old teen walked up to an equine officer and punched the animal in the head and face at Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, police said. The mounted officer had been dispatched to help disperse as many as 100 kids at that corner.

He was arrested following a short chase.

Another attack happened about 10 minutes after that, around 9:20 p.m., along the 1700 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue. Three teens, an 18-year-old girl and two 19-year-old boys, were beaten down by as many as 30 young people, police said.

The girl suffered scrapes and cuts to her legs. Her cellphone was smashed and debit card stolen. Between the boys, an iPhone, wallet, backpack and Bluetooth wireless speaker was taken, according to police.

The suspects in this attack have not yet been arrested.

In all, as many as 50 juveniles were taken into custody and four — ranging in age from 15 to 17 years old — were charged with crimes. The charges include aggravated assault, robbery and assaulting a police officer.

Temple spokesman Ray Betzner said Friday the juveniles played a "cat-and-mouse game" with officers. A campus alert warning students and staff was sent around 9:30 p.m.

Joe Lauletta, the father of one of the apparent victims, posted an angry message to Facebook about his daughter's attack.

He said the youth who attacked his daughter "held her down and kicked and stomped on her repeatedly," referring to the attackers as "sick animals." The attack landed her in the hospital, he added.

NBC10 reached out to Lauletta for an interview.

Lauletta said his daughter and two male friends were exiting the subway, coming home from the Temple football game when they were beaten.

Philadelphia police, Temple police and the university are all investigating the incidents.

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<![CDATA[Crime Fighting Kiosk Debuts in Evesham]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:32:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Police-Crime-Fighting-Kiosk.jpg Evesham Township opened its first crime fighting kiosk last week. The tool makes reporting a crime a very simple task. NBC10’s Cydney Long has the details. ]]> <![CDATA[Montgomery County News]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:21:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Valley+Forge+Tourism.jpg
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<![CDATA['Suicide Scar' Makeup Kit Sparks Outrage]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:02:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/walmart_north_las_vegas.jpg

Outraged mental health advocates petitioned Walmart to stop selling a "Suicide Scar Wound" makeup kit offered on the retailer's website.

Walmart, one of the leading retailers in the United States, can be a one-stop shop for Halloween necessities like candy, costumes, and decorations.

This year the site featured a "Razor Blade Suicide Scar Wound" latex costume makeup kit. The product, according to Walmart, was not something they put up for sale online, but rather a third-party vendor, that Walmart did not identify.

The title and photo of a razor blade with two bloody slash marks instigated outrage from the community.

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"I would like to know which part of this is a suitable costume for anyone," one person said on Twitter. "Self harm isn't a 'scary costume' for all to wear."

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A group called Revolving of Doors launched a change.org petition.

"This is not just a disgrace to the sensitivity to those who suffer from self-harm, but a shame on Walmart for making light of the situation," the petition stated.

"This 'costume' is real life for many people, many people who are contemplating volumes higher than self-harm," the petition added. "Suicide is not a joke, not a costume, and not funny."

The controversy prompted Walmart to remove the costume from their site over the weekend, telling Facebook followers they too thought it was "unacceptable."

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If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 1-800-273-8255.

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<![CDATA[Unite For HER]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:13:57 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000017624901_1200x675_792365635984.jpg Unite for HER will hold a fundraiser, Harvest in Phoenixville Thursday to raise awareness and funds to help provide wellness services to aid men and women affected by breast cancer. Ticket info here.]]> <![CDATA[Cops Probe Disappearance of Beyonce Backup Dancer ]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:29:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/shirlene+quigley.jpg

Police are investigating the disappearance of a 32-year-old celebrity backup dancer from New Jersey who has performed behind the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna. 

Shirlene Quigley, who lives alone in North Bergen and teaches dance at Peridance Capezio Center and Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan, according to her Facebook page, was last seen getting on a bus at Port Authority around 1 a.m. Sunday, her father said. 

The father, who lives in California, said Quigley normally calls him every day around 6 p.m., and he became concerned when he hadn't heard from her. 

Police say Quigley's phone was found at a bridal store in Chelsea; her father says she could've been there to pick up something for a show. 

Quigley's father said his daughter made a strange comment to her friend recently along the lines of "Get ready, it's about to happen and I'm going to need you to sub for me." 

Quigley attended Liberty Church in Brooklyn; her father says that she is very religious, and that lately she has seemed "euphoric." 

Her landlord saw her leave her New Jersey home Saturday afternoon and later called a friend to say Quigley did not seem well, the friend said. 

According to her personal website, Quigley's dance career launched when she was 18 and earned a role as one of the "uhh ohh girls" on Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" music video. She has performed on an array of awards shows, including the VMA's, Grammy's and ESPY Awards. 

Quigley created the first high heel dance class at a studio in her hometown of Los Angeles and later brought the workshop to New York City. She has also taught at dance studios around the world, her website says.

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<![CDATA[UberX, Lyft vs. PPA Saga Could End With Senate Vote]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:16:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_992502933154-uber-center-philadelphia-protest.jpg

The ongoing fight over who can offer people rides around Philadelphia could come to an end Monday as the Pennsylvania Senate considers legislation to permanently legalize ridesharing services like UberX and Lyft.

The Pennsylvania House already approved a change to state law that outlines regulations and taxing for the services. 

Under the amended rules, UberX and Lyft will provide funding to the Philadelphia School District and city -- 1.4 percent of their gross receipts.

Ridesharing drivers will be subject to licensing and safety standards set by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. The rules will mimic guidelines taxi and limo drivers must follow.

The app-driven ridesharing services hire everyday people, who use their personal cars, to transport passengers to a destination. Taxi drivers say it's unfair that they pay the PPA high fees for licenses and carry large insurance policies, while UberX and Lyft drivers don't.

Legalization will end a more than year-long fight over the services.

The companies have been in and out of court, fighting the PPA to operate. At times, the PPA suspended the battle to ensure there were enough transports for major events like this summer's Democratic National Convention.

Drivers face heavy fines and impoundment of their vehicles without the PPA's blessing.

The senate is expected to pass the law change without issue. It approved an earlier version of the legislation last year.

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<![CDATA[Cooler Temperatures Move In]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:42:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WEB+11am+WXR+-+11483705_21248178.jpg Temperatures continue to drop as a cold front moves through. NBC10 First Alert chief meteorologist Glenn 'Hurricane' Schwartz has your neighborhood forecast.]]> <![CDATA[Family Fun Run]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:17:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000017624936_1200x675_792375363728.jpg A family fun run will be held to help special needs children in need on Saturday in Plymouth Meeting. Find more info here.]]> <![CDATA[Shopping to Help Fred's Footsteps]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:29:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000017624920_1200x675_792368707768.jpg Shoppers can help Fred's Footsteps, a local nonprofit to provide financial support to local families caring for seriously ill, injured and disabled children, by shopping at Bloomingdale's. Find info here. ]]> <![CDATA[NBC10 First Alert Weather: Cool and Windy]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:52:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000017619146_1200x675_792121411917.jpg NBC10’s Meteorologist Bill Henley tells us to expect partly cloudy weather with gusty winds.]]> <![CDATA[10 at 7: What You Need to Know Today]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:07:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Clock_Wht.jpg

Here are the 10 things you need to know to start your day from your friends at NBC10.


Driver in Stolen Car Tries to Run Over Bike Cop: A man was arrested after he tried to run over a bicycle officer while driving a stolen vehicle, according to police. The unidentified driver tried to strike an officer who was riding his bike at 1800 E. Russell Street Sunday night, investigators said. The driver struck the bike and fled the scene. The officer was not hurt however, according to police. The suspect continued driving before he finally stopped at Melvale and Ontario streets, police said. He then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot before he was apprehended by responding officers about four blocks away, according to investigators.


Monday will see warmer temperatures than the weekend but a few showers are possible. Monday is also expected to be breezy. Temperatures are expected to dip back into Fall by Tuesday, which could see 56 degrees. The remainder of the week could also see 50 degree temperatures. Showers are possible for late in the week on Thursday. High Temp: 63 Degrees  Get your full NBC10 First Alert forecast here.


Gas Leak Forces Evacuations in South Philly: A gas leak forced several people to evacuate their homes in South Philadelphia Sunday afternoon. Officials say a worker in the basement of a house on 10th and Christian streets struck a gas line, causing a leak. At least 19 homes along the block were evacuated as a result. PECO and PGW crews were able to repair the leak and residents were allowed back inside their homes after several hours.


13 Killed, 31 Injured in Tour Bus Crash: In a horrific early morning crash, a tour bus slammed into the back of a truck on Interstate 10 north of Palm Springs before sunrise Sunday, killing 13 and injuring 31, authorities said. The Riverside County Coroner's office confirmed 13 people aboard the bus were killed, including the driver, in the disastrous crash that shut down the entire westbound 10 Freeway west of Indian Canyon Road. Traffic was being diverted off the freeway at the Indian Avenue offramp. The freeway reopened around 4:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Rescuers continued to search the wreckage for more victims in the early stages of the crash. The first images from the scene showed firefighters using ladders to get into the passenger compartment of the bus, which had been peeled back from the vehicle's undercarriage about one third of its length.


'Weed World Candies' Truck Catches Fire: A vehicle carrying marijuana-laced candy caught fire on the Delaware Memorial Bridge Sunday, causing lane closures and a massive backup. The ‘Weed World Candies’ truck was traveling from Washington, D.C., and on its way to Philadelphia when it caught fire on the northbound side of the bridge around 6 p.m. Two northbound lanes were closed, causing heavy traffic as firefighters responded.


Eagels Defeat Vikings: The Eagles beat the Minnesota Vikings 21 to 10. Get your full sports news at CSNPhilly.


See more Top News Photos here.


@purladelphiaknit captured this cool photo of a Philadelphia landmark.

Have an awesome Instagram photo you'd like to share? Tag it with #NBC10Buzz.


Check out this small movie camera. Watch more here.


Kidney Walk in Wayne: Hundreds of people walked in Wayne, Pennsylvania to join the fight against kidney disease. The National Kidney Foundation hosted the annual Kidney Walk at Wilson Farm Park. About 400 people participated in the event to raise awareness about the disease and organ donations. Read more.

That's what you need to know. We've got more stories worthy of your time in the Breakfast Buzz section. Click here to check them out

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<![CDATA[Driver in Stolen Car Tries to Run Over Bike Officer: Police]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:05:57 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Bike-Hit-Philadelphia.jpg

A man was arrested after he tried to run over a bicycle officer while driving a stolen vehicle, according to police.

The unidentified driver tried to strike an officer who was riding his bike at 1800 E. Russell Street Sunday night, investigators said. The driver struck the bike and fled the scene. The officer was not hurt however, according to police.

The suspect continued driving before he finally stopped at Melvale and Ontario streets, police said. He then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot before he was apprehended by responding officers about four blocks away, according to investigators.

Police have not yet released the suspect's identity.

Photo Credit: Augie Conte ]]>
<![CDATA[Man, Woman Rob Amputee During Home Invasion ]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:48:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Amputee-Robbed-North-Philad.jpg

Police are searching for a man and woman accused of robbing an amputee during a home invasion early Sunday morning in North Philadelphia.

The 61-year-old victim, who did not want to be identified, began using a wheelchair after his legs were amputated. He told NBC10 he was locking the front door of his home on N. Warnock Street at 1:40 a.m. when a man and woman in their 20s approached him from behind.

“He said he had a gun,” the victim said. “But I didn’t see no gun.”

The suspects forced their way inside the home and pushed the man out of his wheelchair and to the floor. The victim said they used a t-shirt to gag him so that he couldn’t scream for help. They then ransacked his home, stealing his television, cellphone, wallet and other items.

“All the way down to paper towels,” the victim said. “Toilet tissue.”

The suspects left the victim on the floor and then fled through the backdoor of the home.

“I drug myself to the door,” he said. “I opened it.”

The man said he crawled to the door and made his way outside. He then waited for an hour before someone passed by and helped him.

The victim told NBC10 he was also once robbed of his shopping bags before after leaving a store. He believes robbers see him as an easy target because of his disability.

If you have any information on the incident, please call Philadelphia Police.

<![CDATA['Weed World Candies' Truck Catches Fire on Bridge]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:03:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Memorial-Bridge-Fire.jpg

A vehicle carrying marijuana-laced candy caught fire on the Delaware Memorial Bridge Sunday, causing lane closures and a massive backup.

The Weed World Candies truck was traveling from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia when it caught fire on the northbound side of the bridge around 6 p.m. Two northbound lanes were closed, causing heavy traffic as firefighters responded.

Firefighters were eventually able to bring the flames under control and no injuries were reported, according to bridge authority officials.

Weed World Candies is an organization that launched in 1999 that uses tour vehicles to promote the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana. The company also sells marijuana-laced candy.

"Dr. Dro," the owner of 'Weed World Candies,' told NBC10 in Philadelphia that more than $50,000 in merchandise was lost in the fire. The company is visiting colleges on the East Coast.

Photo Credit: Kim Turner / ‏@KimTurnerInDE
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<![CDATA[Eagles Defense Dominates in Win Over Vikings ]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:23:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/ap-sam-bradford-eagles-viki.jpg

Now that was the Eagles’ defense we saw at the start of the season.

And it completely wrecked Sam Bradford’s return to Philadelphia.

The Eagles didn’t get a ton going offensively Sunday, but they didn’t need to. The offense did just enough late, special teams came up big and Jim Schwartz’s unit was absolutely impenetrable as the Eagles’ beat the Vikings, 21-10, at the Linc.

With the win, the Eagles improved to 4-2 and prevented a three-game losing streak. They also handed the Vikings (5-1) their first loss of the season.

While Schwartz’s defense is predicated on the front four getting pressure without blitzing, he dialed up a ton of them Sunday and really seemed to get Bradford off his game in his return to the Linc.

After taking an 11-3 lead into the second half, the Eagles scored their first offensive touchdown since the Detroit game on the tail end of a 77-yard drive. Carson Wentz hit Dorial Green-Beckham for DGB’s first touchdown as an Eagle.

The Eagles also benefitted from four Vikings turnovers on the day. The Eagles had four turnovers too, but were able to overcome them.

The Eagles have allowed 10 or fewer points in three of their first six games. This is the first time they’ve done that since 2000 and the ninth time they’ve done it in franchise history. They would have held the Vikings to three points without a garbage-time touchdown with 34 seconds left.

Through six games, the Eagles have a point differential of plus-68. That’s the best point differential they’ve had through six games since 2004 (77).

Turning point
Josh Huff returned a second-quarter kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown to give the Eagles’ their first lead of the game. He flipped into the end zone for his second-career kick return touchdown.

This is the first time in Eagles’ history they’ve had back-to-back weeks with kick return touchdowns.

Key stat
The Eagles sacked Bradford six times Sunday and applied constant pressure from everywhere. Sunday was the first six-sack game for the Eagles since 2014.

First half
The Eagles took an 11-3 lead into the locker room after a bizarre first half. The first quarter saw six combined first downs and five turnovers for a 0-0 score after a long 15 minutes.

The second quarter finally brought some scoring. The Vikings kicked things off with a 48-yard Blair Walsh field goal.

The Eagles got on the board when Huff returned the ensuing kickoff 98 yards. Then the Eagles added a field goal late in the second quarter.

While the Eagles’ defense blitzed and got to Sam Bradford in the first half, their offense wasn’t great. Carson Wentz completed just 45 percent of his first-half passes for 53 yards and two interceptions.

Still, the Eagles' defense allowed just a field goal and forced the Vikings into three turnovers.

Offensive stud
The offensive line, even with a couple injuries, had a pretty good day protecting Wentz, who wasn’t sacked.

Offensive dud
Wentz didn’t have his best performance. He had just one interception coming into Sunday and threw two in the first half. He did do enough to help the Eagles hang on for the win, though.

Defensive stud
Rodney McLeod had a big game. He had a sack, a forced fumble and an interception all in the first half. McLeod wasn’t the only one. Brandon Graham, Malcolm Jenkins and Connor Barwin also made big plays.

And Schwartz really deserves a game ball. He called an incredible game.

Defensive dud
No Eagle deserves this award from Sunday.

Bennie Logan (groin) was inactive after missing practice all week.

The Eagles lost corner Ron Brooks with a right knee injury in the first quarter. It looked serious. Linebacker/special teamer Kamu Grugier-Hill hurt his hamstring and left early.

Brandon Brooks (ankle) left briefly but returned. Jason Peters (bicep) also suffered an injury, but it didn’t seem too serious; he never went into the locker room.

Up next
Two straight division games. The Eagles travel to Dallas next week to face the Cowboys and then drive to North Jersey to face the Giants the following week.

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<![CDATA[Gas Leak Forces Evacuations in South Philadelphia ]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:11:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Gas-Leak-Evacuations.jpg

A gas leak forced several people to evacuate their homes in South Philadelphia Sunday afternoon.

Officials say a worker in the basement of a house on 10th and Christian streets struck a gas line, causing a leak. At least 19 homes along the block were evacuated as a result.

"So we ran out with what we had on," said Theresa Miraglia, one of the residents. "Because you know you get scared when you hear gas. There are explosions God forbid." 

PECO and PGW crews were able to repair the leak and residents were allowed back inside their homes after several hours.

<![CDATA[Three Hurt in Port Richmond House Fire]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:46:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000017611509_1200x675_791879235741.jpg Three people were hurt in a house fire in Port Richmond early Sunday morning. One person was transported to Temple University Hospital with burns and is said to be in "unstable" condition.]]> <![CDATA[Two Found Dead Inside South Philadelphia Home]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:43:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Southphillygmap.PNG

A woman and a man have been found dead in South Philadelphia.

According to police, a neighbor found the two unresponsive inside their home on the 2700 block of S. 11th Street Saturday afternoon. Medics pronounced the 55 year-old man and 58 year-old woman dead at 1:15 p.m. 

Police on scene tell NBC10 that there is no evidence of foul play and can not speculate how the two may have died.

This story is developing and will be updated as details surface.

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<![CDATA[Kidney Walk in Wayne]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:16:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Kidney-Walk-Wayne.jpg Hundreds of people walked in Wayne, Pennsylvania to join the fight against kidney disease. The National Kidney Foundation hosted the annual Kidney Walk at Wilson Farm Park. About 400 people participated in the event to raise awareness about the disease and organ donations.]]> <![CDATA[Jill Biden and Anne Holton Speak in Philadelphia ]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:39:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Jill-Biden-Anne-Holton.jpg Second Lady Jill Biden and Anne Holton, the wife of VP candidate Tim Kaine, spoke in Philadelphia, thanking Americans for their support during a tough year for the Bidens. ]]> <![CDATA[Tailgate Parties Underway Outside the Linc]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:52:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000017611926_1200x675_791778371835.jpg Tailgating is underway at Lincoln Financial Field before the Eagles host the Vikings. NBC10's Monique Braxton talks to fans about their hopes for a win.]]> <![CDATA[Eagles Gear Up to Host Vikings at The Linc]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:16:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/usa-sam-bradford-carson-wentz-vikings-eagles.jpg It's game day for the Eagles! Fans are going to see a familiar face as the team goes head to head against the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial. NBC10's Monique Braxton has more.

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<![CDATA[Community Helps Annual Pumpkin Festival Continue]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:45:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/224*120/pumpkin+fest.PNG An annual pumpkin festival will go on this week as planned thanks to a community effort. NBC10's Matt DeLucia has more from Burlington County.

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<![CDATA[Mutt Strut Takes Over Navy Yard]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:59:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000017611504_1200x675_791756355876.jpg Dogs and their owners are ready to show off their costumes at the annual Mutt Strut at the Navy Yard.]]> <![CDATA[NBC10 Producer Honored by PABJ ]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:53:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000017608730_1200x675_791699011557.jpg NBN10's Cesar Aldama, who has over 25 years' experience in journalism, won the Impact Award from PABJ at a gala held Saturday night in Philadelphia.]]> <![CDATA[First Alert Weather: Chilly Weather Lingers for Weekend]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:24:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000017607816_1200x675_791647299626.jpg Welcome to the fall? Temperatures sure seem that way this weekend, with chilly nights carrying over into Sunday. Here's what to expect for all of Sunday and for the entire week ahead.]]> <![CDATA[Bad Crash Ties Up Interstate 76 in New Jersey]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:52:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/I-76+Gloucester+City.JPG

Two people were injured Saturday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 76, which became the scene of heavy congestion following the accident.

Cars backed up for miles on the southbound side of I-76 in Gloucester City after the crash that occurred shortly before 4 p.m., according to police.

The traffic problems were expected to last "for a while," according to a Camden County emergency communications official.

The extent of the injuries were not known by 4:45 p.m. and it remained unclear what caused the crash.