<![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 Tue, 05 May 2015 05:15:39 -0400 Tue, 05 May 2015 05:15:39 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Police Search for Missing 11-Year-Old]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 23:41:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010246212_1200x675_439603779530.jpg Maple Shade Township Police searched for Logan Cosumano after he went missing Monday night from the Robert Mills Apartment Complex.]]> <![CDATA[Needed Rain Could Be on the Way]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 00:18:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/generic+umbrella+rain+storm.jpg

Rain could be on the way and it could be exactly what the Philadelphia region dealing with fire dangers and allergy season needs.

"The most import thing is that we need the rain, the storms are a good thing unless we get severe weather," said NBC10 First Alert Weather chief meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz.

The much-needed rain could fall on parts of the region Tuesday afternoon starting around 2 p.m. as temps push into the mid 80s, said Hurricane.

"It's been dry for nearly two weeks, so we need some showers and thunderstorms -- with the cold front coming through -- to help us with the dry spell, reduce the fire danger and also knock out some of the pollen."

Large amounts of rain aren’t expected with a ¼-inch of rain most likely.

“This is a very critical day” to keep the region out of possible drought conversations, said Hurricane.

“It will be the lucky ones that get rained on tomorrow."

After Tuesday’s system moves through there is another chance of rain on Wednesday but despite both systems, some areas might see no rain at all.

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<![CDATA[House Fire Leaves Firefighter Hurt]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 22:06:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010244230_1200x675_439550019739.jpg Two people, including a firefighter, suffered injuries in a house fire in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia Monday afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[Charter School Debate in Delaware]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 22:02:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/205*120/Downes+Charter+School+Delaware.JPG Are charter schools in Delaware leading to re-segregation? Some say a certain policy is keeping minority and low-income families from getting into these schools. NBC10's Tim Furlong has the latest.

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<![CDATA[Game for Peace: Philadelphia Police Play in Youth Basketball Game]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 21:44:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Basketball-hoop-generic.jpg Philadelphia law enforcement hit the basketball court in West Philadelphia in an effort to start a conversation with young people. Tensions are high across the nation between police and the community. Philadelphia officers are working toward building stronger community relations.]]> <![CDATA[Crash Brings Down Wires, Closes Busy Road]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 23:37:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/208*120/Easton+Road+Crash+Wire+Down+Wires+Down.JPG

A car crash that brought down powers caused traffic troubles along a busy Montgomery County road Monday night.

A vehicle crashed into a police along Easton Road (Route 611) between Fitzwatertown Road and the entrance to the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania during the evening rush.

The force of the wreck brought down some high-tension wires that came to rest in the middle of the roadway.

Though the incident didn’t knocked out power, the road would be closed for several hours as crews worked to fix the wires, warned county dispatchers.

No word if anyone was hurt in the wreck.

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<![CDATA[Battling Black Flies in Pennsylvania]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 20:52:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010243901_1200x675_439487043539.jpg Pennsylvania is going after black flies! The Department of Environmental Protection is using an aerial spraying technique in 36 counties to ward off the pests.]]> <![CDATA[Preparing for Hurricane Season in the Wake of Superstorm Sandy]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 20:49:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010243910_1200x675_439484483835.jpg In less than a month it will be hurricane season. After the devastating impact of Superstorm Sandy, both victims and forecasters are looking to better prepare for any potential storms. NBC10's Ted Greenberg is at the Atlantic City International Airport where he got a sneak peek of the "Hurricane Hunter."]]> <![CDATA[Reactions to Islamic Prophet Muhammad Art Contest]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 20:17:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/car-investigation.jpg The woman behind the American Freedom Defense Initiative is getting exactly what she wants -- publicity. The group sponsored a contest offering $10,000 to the artist who can best depict the prophet Muhammad. NBC10's Deanna Durante spoke to critics of the AFDI.

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<![CDATA[Major Employer Moves to Center City]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 19:18:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010243336_1200x675_439411779635.jpg A major employer has made the move from South Jersey to Philadelphia. Hill International Incorporation moved its global headquarters from Evesham Township to Market Street in Center City.]]> <![CDATA[Worker Dies in NJ Trench Collapse]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 23:30:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/police-tape-shutterstock_5628043314.jpg

A construction worker has died in a trench collapse in New Jersey, authorities say. 

Emergency responders were called the construction site in Franklin Township Monday afternoon, where the 43-year-old male worker from Salisbury got trapped inside the trench at a construction site on Neuville Drive, police said. 

Authorities said the worker was about 8 feet down when the walls of the hole gave way. The other workers attempted to get him out but were unsuccessful. That's when they called 911. 

Firefighters from Community, East Franklin, Somerset Fire and Rescue and New Brunswick Fire responded to the scene. They worked for almost two hours to get the man out of the 3.5-foot-wide trench.

The worker, who has not yet been identified, was dead by the time responders were able to get to him. Officials are looking at cardiac arrest as a cause, police said. The incident is under investigation by OSHA.

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<![CDATA[Arson at Historic Complex in Delaware]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 18:57:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/203*120/Bancroft+Arson+Investigation+Fire+Delaware.JPG The Wilmington Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a suspicious fire at the Bancroft Mills Complex. The complex is on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Police are searching for two suspects in this case.]]> <![CDATA[Brush Fire Causes Crews to Block Lane on I-95]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 20:09:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/198*120/Lower+Makefield+Yardley+Brush+Fire.JPG

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

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

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

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

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

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<![CDATA[Skimmer Found on ATM at New Jersey Bank]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 20:55:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010244024_1200x675_439498307550.jpg Police say they discovered a skimming device planted on an ATM at the Ocean First Bank in Brick Township. They believe the device has been there since Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Philly Mayoral Candidates Square Off]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 00:04:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/202*120/Philadelphia+Mayors+Race+Mayoral+Race+Candidates+Decision+2015+Lynne+Abraham+Nelson+Diaz+Doug+Oliver+Jim+Kenney+Milton+street+Anthony+Williams.JPG

As the May 19 primary quickly approaches, the six Democrats vying to get the party’s nomination for Philadelphia mayor took to Temple University to debate over education, taxation, economic development and other issues facing the City of Brotherly Love's next mayor.

Democrats Lynne Abraham, Nelson Diaz, Jim Kenney, Doug Oliver, T. Milton Street and Anthony Hardy Williams squared off Tuesday night at "The Next Mayor Debate" hosted by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com, with partners WHYY, Temple University's Center for Public Interest Journalism, Committee of Seventy, WURD Radio, Young Involved Philadelphia, and Technical.ly Philly.

The debate ran from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Temple's Performing Arts Center.

Daily News Editorial Page Editor Sandra Shea and WHYY Senior Reporter Dave Davies co-moderated the debate.

The Democrat that emerges from the primary as the victor will be the favorite against Republican Melissa Murray Bailey in November's general election.

<![CDATA[Blue Cross Broad St Run Medals' Other Use]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 18:34:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Broad+Street+Run+Medal+BSR+2015.JPG

Did you run the Blue Cross Broad Street Run on Sunday morning? If so, treat yourself to a brew!

As thousands of runners chugged along and poured in past the finish line, they were awarded a finisher's medal, crafted specifically for this year's race. To top it all off, it soon began filtering through social media that the medal could potentially double as a bottle opener.

Instead of putting your medal up on the wall or framing it, hang it up next to your fridge and use it to open a cold beer or soda! Other medals simply pale in comparison to those with a second function.

Blue Cross likely hasn't started a draft for next year's medal, but this stout discovery might make some people hop out of their seats and start training for 2016.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Christie Aides Plead Not Guilty]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 18:56:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/kelly-Baroni.jpg

Two former political allies of Gov. Christie entered not guilty pleas Monday after they were charged for their alleged involvement in politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge in 2013.

Christie's former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, and his former top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Bill Baroni, entered the pleas through their attorneys in the nine-count indictment unsealed Friday after a yearlong investigation.

"I would never risk my career, my job and my reputation for something like this," Baroni said after the brief court hearing. "I am an innocent man."

Kelly didn't talk to reporters Monday, but said she was also innocent at a news conference on Friday.

Bail for both was set at $150,000 and U.S. District Court Judge Susan Wigenton set a tentative trial date of July 7.

David Wildstein, who went to high school with Christie and later became a top official in the Port Authority, pleaded guilty Friday to two criminal counts. He admitted that he helped plot lane closures in Fort Lee on an approach to the world's busiest bridge as political payback against that community's Democratic mayor for failing to support Christie's re-election campaign.

"If David Wildstein was willing to repeatedly lie to settle a petty political grudge, nobody should be surprised at his eagerness to concoct any story that he thinks will help him stay out of federal prison," said Baroni's lawyer Michael Baldassarre. "We're confident that everyone will see this desperate ploy for exactly what this is."

Kelly's attorney, Michael Critchley, said that the case was built solely on information from Wildstein. He said that her brief appearance with Baroni in court Monday was the longest Kelly and Baroni have ever spent together.

Christie has not been implicated in the criminal case.

The charges provide mixed news for Christie as he tries to regain momentum in support of an expected presidential bid.

Christie appears to have been cleared of any allegations that he personally participated in the scheme, but the charges brought by the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey still hit close to home.

A Monmouth University poll of 500 New Jersey residents conducted from Friday through Sunday and released on Monday found that half believe Christie was personally involved in the decision to close the toll lanes. Sixty-nine percent don't believe he's been completely honest about what he knew.

Less than one in 10 believe the three individuals who've been charged in the scheme were the only ones involved. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

Several recent polls have found Christie's job approval rating in the state has also sunk to an all-time low.

Christie's aides and backers hope the developments will allow the governor to put this chapter behind him less than a year before the first presidential primaries, even as legal proceedings have just begun. In many ways, the outcome was the best he could have hoped for — little new information and no names mentioned beyond those Christie had already cut ties to.

<![CDATA[Sheep Dies in Latest Apparent Coyote Attack in NJ]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 15:59:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/norwood+coyotes.jpg

A sheep was found dead Monday in what appeared to be the latest in a series of Coyote attacks in New Jersey, authorities said.

The carcass of the animal was found on a private farm off Twin Brook Road in Saddle River, according to Tyco Animal Control. It would be the town's third coyote attack in a month.

Police in New Jersey have been warning residents to be on alert. Last month, a coyote walked away from a home in the Morris County township of Randolph with a dog in its mouth. Neither were seen again.

Earlier in April, a man walking his dog was attacked in Bergen County by a coyote that later tested positive for rabies. A second aggressive coyote was also found dead in a trap, but it was found non-rabid.

In Saddle River, another rabid coyote attacked a man and his dog while he was working in the yard.

Coyotes have also been turning up more frequently in New York City. 

Wildlife experts say people can reduce the risk of coyote conflicts by not feeding them and securing trash and pets, among other steps.

<![CDATA[Big Rig Crash Kills Truck Driver on Pa. Turnpike]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 18:45:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Pa+Turnpike+Accident+05042015.JPG

A crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lehigh County killed a truck driver Monday afternoon.

Two trucks crashed on the northbound side of the Turnpike's Northeast Extension in Lower Macungie shortly after noon.

A Lehigh County coroner pronounced 43-year-old Larry Woody of Middletown, Delaware, dead at the scene, said the coroner's office.

Rescue crews and accident investigators shut down the northbound side of the highway at mile marker 53.1 during the early afternoon.

Police cleared the debris and worked to open lanes in time for the afternoon rush. The roadway remained closed for hours before police opened one lane shortly before 4 p.m. About 45 minutes later, police reopened all lanes.

An autopsy would be performed Monday to determine Woody's cause of death.

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<![CDATA[40,000 Runners, 1 Lost Wedding Ring]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 00:31:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/wedding+ring+lost+broad+street+run.jpg

Update: A runner has claimed his ring. NBC10's Keith Jones returned the ring to David Copestakes Monday night.

We are trying to make a love connection!

A wedding ring was found Sunday along Broad Street during the 36th Annual Blue Cross Broad Street race.

We don't know if it belongs to a runner, a fan or maybe even somebody who wasn't involved at all in the race.

A Philadelphia police officer picked the ring up near the starting line, where 40,000 runners began the 10 miler.

If it's your wedding ring, or you know someone who lost their ring, have them call NBC10 at 610-668-5701.

There are specific markings on the inner band that we will use to identify the owner.

<![CDATA[Students Grill Philly Mayoral Candidates]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 12:26:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010239658_1200x675_439160899549.jpg Elementary school students got the chance to ask the 2015 mayoral candidates questions during the Youth Mayoral Forum. They took the opportunity to ask some hard-hitting questions.]]> <![CDATA[Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy in NJ Upheld]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 11:50:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010239561_1200x675_439147075615.jpg The Supreme Court upheld New Jersey's ban of gay conversion therapy for children under 18 -- a practice that tries to "cure" homosexuality through counseling.]]> <![CDATA[Eagles Team Up for Stop Domestic Violence]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 09:53:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Eagles+Swoop+Generic.jpg

The Philadelphia Eagles teamed with regional Verizon Wireless stores to help raise awareness about domestic violence for the entire month of April.

The Birds partnered with the telecommunication company for the "Pass Along Hope" campaign and are asking that customers donated their old phones to help raise money for anti-domestic abuse organizations in the area. 

The campaign, which officially wraps up Tuesday at the opening of a new Verizon store in Springfield, Delaware County, gave a $1 to the HopeLine program for every phone donated.  

Proceeds raised during the wrap ceremony will be presented to the Asia Adams Save OUR Children Foundation and the People's Emergency Center. 

During the campaign, customers were also encouraged to leave a personal message of hope along with their donations on social media using the hashtag #EaglesVZHope to spread the word. 

A collection of all customer messages shared were posted on the Eagles website. 

"Pass Along Hope" Closing Ceremony
Tuesday, May 5; 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Verizon Wireless Smart Store
731 W. Sproul Road
Springfield, Pa. 

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<![CDATA[Crash Shuts Down Lincoln Drive]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 09:25:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_14588646.jpg

One person was rushed to a local hospital following an accident that forced one side of a busy Philadelphia roadway to shut down Monday morning, police said.

Lincoln Dr. southbound was closed near Gypsy Lane after two cars collided during the morning rush.

One person was transported to Einstein Medical Center in unknown condition, according to officials.

Their condition is unknown at this time.

Traffic was delayed until the southbound lanes reopened a short time later.

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<![CDATA[Fire Engulfs Small NJ Church]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 18:57:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/passaic+church+fire.jpg

A fire engulfed a small church in New Jersey late Sunday and spread to an adjacent building, displacing about 80 residents, officials said.

Firefighters battled the blaze at the Word of God Temple, an Assembly of God church on Columbia Avenue in Passaic. The two-story structure was gutted and partially collapsed.

The fire spread to a three-story apartment house next door to the church and two other structures, fire officials said. Mayor Alex Blanco said 80 people were displaced. The Red Cross was helping those who needed assistance finding shelter for the evening.

The Bergen Record reports a total of 12 buildings along Washington Place and Columbia Avenue were evacuated. 

There were no reports of injuries from officials.

Police closed the Ackerman Avenue exit on Route 21 because of the fire. 

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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