<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:33:55 -0400 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:33:55 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Biden Considers Presidential Run]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:27:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000011413684_1200x675_497662019913.jpg Speculation is swirling as to whether Vice President Joe Biden will be dropping his name in the hat for Decision 2016. NBC10's Tim Furlong reports if he does decide to run, he'll have to play catch up to Hillary Clinton on the fundraising end.]]> <![CDATA[NBC10 First Alert Weather: One Week of Heat]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:20:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000011413641_1200x675_497660483965.jpg Monday was day 7 of this summer's longest heatwave and we could be getting ready for day 8 on Tuesday. NBC10 First Alert chief meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz says temperatures will finally cool down later this week.]]> <![CDATA[Mom Killed Dad, Daughter: Police]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:31:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Cheyanne-Jessie-thumb.jpg

A central Florida woman is set to appear in court Monday after authorities say she shot and stabbed her father and 6-year-old daughter and left their bodies in plastic bins in her landlord's shed.

According to a report from NBC affiliate WFLA, 25-year-old Cheyanne Jessie, of Lakeland, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of tampering with evidence in death of her father, 50-year-old Mark Weekly, and her 6-year-old daughter, Meredith Jessie.

Weekly and the girl were last seen on July 18th at his Lakeland home. According to reports, Meredith was left in her grandfather's care. The two were reported missing Saturday by a family member.

In a press conference Sunday, Polk Sheriff Grady Judd said Jessie killed her daughter over concerns that the child would interfere with her relationship with her boyfriend.

Authorities have not determined the motive behind the killing of her father.

Neighbors told WFLA that Jessie would often complain about her daughter's behavior, but said that the child did not have issue while in the care of her grandfather.

Deputies say that after Jessie murdered her father and daughter, she watched an episode of the television show "Criminal Minds" which gave her the idea to get rid of the bodies by stuffing them in plastic bins. Jessie then moved the bodies to her landlord's shed in the yard.

The decomposing bodies were discovered Sunday.

Jessie remains at the Polk County Jail. It is not known if she has hired an attorney.



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<![CDATA[Eagles Fans Get Ready to Check Out Training Camp]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:18:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000011413580_1200x675_497658435647.jpg The Eagles have a re-vamped roster this season and fans will get their first chance to check out the team on Tuesday. Comcast SportsNet's John Clark reports that's when training camp will move over to Lincoln Financial Field, and fans are welcome to attend.]]> <![CDATA[Police Arrest 3 Teens for Beating at Gas Station]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:27:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Bloody+Attack+Aftermath.jpg

Police arrested three teens accused of brutally beating and robbing a man at a South Jersey gas station after video of the aftermath of the attack was posted on social media.

One teen was arrested on July 30 while two others were taken into custody on July 31. Police say the teens are all from Salem, New Jersey. Two of them are 17 while one is 15. 

The teens face aggravated assault, robbery, theft and other related charges in connection to the incident on July 25 at the Sunoco gas station on Market Street. Police say the teens attacked a man, stole his watch and then fled the scene. 

James Cooper, who works the overnight shift at a nearby hospital, was taking his break and went to the gas station to grab a snack around 1:20 a.m. That's when he saw the teens running away and the bloody victim lying on the ground. 

"I saw him stretched out on the ground," Cooper said. "That's when I said I should help this guy out. So I grabbed my phone." 

Cooper checked to see if the man was okay while also recording him. In the graphic video the victim’s face is badly swollen and some of his teeth are on the ground. The man posted the video to his Facebook and YouTube, urging his followers to share. *Warning, video is extremely graphic*

"It looked like he got beat bad, kicks and punches," Cooper said. "But I wish I could have gotten there earlier to help him out. Who beats up a 61-year-old man?" 

Cooper called 911 and the victim was taken to Cooper University Hospital. Cooper also visited the victim at the hospital and told NBC10 the victim said he was a volunteer at the gas station. The victim, who doesn't have any family in the area, also claimed his stolen gold watch is worth at least $500.

"He was happy to see me," Cooper said. "I told him that night, whatever happens I'm gonna make sure you're okay. I'm gonna stick by your side. When I saw him today he was actually happy." 

Police say Cooper's video was a key part of their investigation. All three of the teens were lodged in juvenile facilities. Detectives are discussing with the Salem County Prosecutor's Office the possibility of trying the three suspects as adults. 
 


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<![CDATA[Gunmen in Car Shoot, Kill Man in North Philly]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:31:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/North-Fairhill-Shooting.jpg

A man died from his injuries after a shooting in North Philadelphia Monday afternoon.

The 26-year-old victim was on the 2500 block of North Fairhill Street shortly after 4 p.m. when he was approached by three men inside a black sedan. After two of the men got out of the vehicle they all opened fire.

The victim was struck twice in the chest, three times in the back and once in the left wrist. The gunmen then went back into their vehicle and traveled northbound on Fairhill Street, police said.

The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:33 p.m. 

Police have not yet released a detailed description of the suspects’ vehicle but say it has out of state New York or New Jersey tags. 

 

 

 



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<![CDATA[Super Cell: Wireless Service Going Into Overdrive for Pope Visit]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:19:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Ben+Franklin+Parkway+oDAS+Cell+Service.jpg

On a beautiful Tuesday morning last month, Kevin Wallace slowly rose toward the aqua-blue sky at the corner of Art Museum Drive and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway diagonal from Eakins Oval. The burly technician guided the van-mounted cherry picker east to bring him eye level to a brown street pole.

Sliding metal radio receivers into pole-mounted racks and connecting fiber optic wires, Wallace installed some of the last pieces of equipment needed to complete a new cellular antenna system designed to flood the area with radio waves.

Wallace was one of 100 people working on the parkway that Tuesday racing to get the installation, called an Outdoor Distributed Antenna System or 'oDAS', up and running to provide expanded high-speed 4G LTE voice and data service along the grand avenue.

It's a network designed to (hopefully) keep 1.5 million of Pope Francis' pilgrims in contact with their families and social networks during his September visit — a daunting task.

The sheer number of people crammed into the confined area and data-hungry wireless habits of event attendees has wireless carriers beefing up coverage to ensure people can stay connected.

"That's a massive amount of people in the same place at the same time using their smartphone and tablet and that means it's a challenge, and we openly say that it is, but we're giving this challenge everything we've got," said AT&T spokeswoman Brandy Bell-Truskey.

AT&T and Verizon shelled out $42 million to make temporary and permanent upgrades around the region ahead of the papal visit. Both are leasing space on the parkway oDAS network and bringing in mobile cell towers called COWs (cells on wheels) to boost capacity.

Randall Miller, executive director of Verizon Wireless' local network operations, said engineers have been working to predict usage since the World Meeting of Families was announced in 2014.

"We'll use past models like Super Bowl events across the country or events on the Washington Mall like the presidential inauguration ... or New York City's Times Square for New Year's Eve celebrations," Miller said. "Those are all good starting points to give us what's going on and what we need to do to deploy capacity for this size."

During the 2015 Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, 70,000-plus attendees used more than 6 terabytes of data over wireless networks — the equivalent of posting 18 million photos to Instagram over just a few hours. Twenty-one times the people are expected to flood the parkway when Pope Francis celebrates Mass on September 27.

Adding to the unknown: when a large number of people will use the network. Traffic peaks during key points in an event or when something unexpected happens — something that's almost impossible to plan for.

"There are three wireless carriers that are trying to saturate the area with as much coverage as possible," said Mike Kavanagh, president of DAS Operations for Crown Castle. The telecommunications wholesaler designed and installed the oDAS system and carriers lease access for their customers.

The parkway oDAS array, described by Crown Castle employees as one-of-a-kind, is designed to relieve intense pressure a crush of people can inflict on wireless networks. It distributes 37 mini-cell towers — like Wi-Fi hot spots on steroids — along the parkway from the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Each tower is low to the ground bringing access closer to the cellular user.

"We're trying to limit the interference and to do that you gotta get lower to the ground," Kavanagh said. The system's first big test will be the two-day Made in America festival. A fraction of the people expected for the papal visit will attend the concert, however — only 50,000 a day.

The carriers aren't putting all their eggs in one basket, though. AT&T installed a new permanent cell tower at 23rd and Race streets. The temporary COWs they're deploying will feature nine cellular beams — an upgrade from one when used under normal circumstances.

"These antennas are able to better serve a crowd by dividing it into sections, each with its own dedicated antenna beam," Bell-Truskey said. "The increased beams help to improve customers’ mobile experience by using cellular resources more efficiently."

Realizing the masses will be roaming the city and attending events in other venues like the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where the World Meeting of Families conference is being held, Verizon installed indoor cell sites and has taken a look at cell capacity on SEPTA's rail lines. They're also providing a secured network for the U.S. Secret Service, details of which, Miller declined to expand on.

Standing in Logan Circle, he said, "We're not just focused on the immediate event down here, but the Greater Philadelphia area as a whole."

While Pope Francis' visit was the catalyst for the added infrastructure, most of the upgrades are permanent meaning city residents can expect to reap the benefits with better service long after the papal visitors leave.


Contact Vince Lattanzio at 610.668.5532, vince.lattanzio@nbcuni.com or follow @VinceLattanzio on Twitter and Facebook.



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<![CDATA[Ex-Officer Who Killed Michael Brown: Ferguson Not Racist]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:40:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/141124-darren-wilson-2250.jpg

The former police officer whose killing of Michael Brown sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri, a year ago, says he hasn't read the U.S. Justice Department's report detailing the city's systemic racism and has no plan to, according to a profile of him in the New Yorker, NBC News reported.

"I don't have any desire," Darren Wilson told the magazine. "I'm not going to keep living in the past about what Ferguson did. It's out of my control."

The article is the first in-depth look at Wilson's life since the Aug. 9, 2014, shooting, for which he was exonerated of criminal wrongdoing but remains the target of a wrongful death lawsuit. It marks his first public remarks since last November, when he was interviewed by ABC News.

Wilson, 29, declined to talk about his shooting of Brown, citing the pending lawsuit. He repeated what he told ABC, saying: "I did my job that day."

Wilson also said that he saw instances of biased policing in Ferguson, but denied it was systemic.



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<![CDATA[Home Invader Beats, Ties Up Elderly Man]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:34:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/West-Vincent-Twp-Home-Invas.jpg

Police are searching for a robbery suspect who they say beat and tied up an elderly man during a home invasion in Chester County.

The victim told police he was inside his home on Bertolet School Road in West Vincent Township back on July 26 around 7:30 p.m. when he heard a knock on his door. When he opened it he was met by a man who asked if he was having any water problems.

When the victim told him he didn’t have any problems with his water the suspect allegedly forced his way inside the home. He then repeatedly punched the victim while demanding money, police said. The suspect allegedly dragged the victim to a bed, tied him up and covered him with a sheet. The suspect told the man he would shoot him if he tried to call the police though he never displayed a gun, according to investigators. 

The suspect then went through the home and stole several items including cash, jewelry, prescription medication and a laptop computer. 
The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries from the assault. 
The suspect is described as a man with an average build, possibly in his 30’s. He was last seen wearing dark blue or black clothing and a dark-colored baseball cap. Neighbors also reported seeing a white station wagon or sedan type vehicle, possibly a Subaru, with a male driver and male passenger inside. 
If you have any information on the incident or recognize the suspect, please call the West 
 Vincent Township Police at 610-458-3205 or email policedepartment@westvincenttwp.org.



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<![CDATA[WATCH: The People's Pope]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:09:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/the_peoples_pope_special_1200x675.jpg

Tuesday, August 4 at 7 p.m., NBC10 presents The People’s Pope — an insider’s look into the story behind how Jorge Bergoglio, a boy who came from humble beginnings in Buenos Aires, Argentina, became Pope Francis.

NBC10 and Telemundo 62 are the only local TV news operation to send reporters the pope’s homeland to learn firsthand more about Bergoglio and the times in which he lived and led. NBC10’s Jim Rosenfield and Telemundo 62’s Ramon Zayas interviewed Bergoglio’s close friends, colleagues and critics to discover how the pope’s life in Argentina impacts his leadership now on the world stage.

Jim and Ramon spent a week in Argentina this summer with people including a childhood friend of the pope’s, his biographer, people who worked alongside him for years, both in the church and in some of Argentina’s poorest, most dangerous neighborhoods.

What they learned will be revealed along with rare photographs and video, beginning this week in a special half-hour show, The People’s Pope that airs Tuesday at 7 p.m. on NBC10.

You can also watch the show here online, just bookmark this page.



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<![CDATA[2-Alarm Fire Burns in Old City]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:43:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Old+City+N+3rd+Fire+crop.jpg

Firefighters battled a 2-alarm fire on the roof of an Old City building Monday afternoon.

The fire broke out after 1 p.m. at a 6-story business along North 3rd Street just above Market Street, Philadelphia fire officials tell NBC10.

Flames and heavy smoke could be seen on the brick building's roof. Firefighters quickly doused the flames with water from ladder-mounted hoses.

There are no reports of injuries.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

 



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<![CDATA[Belligerent Man Attacks Medic With Milk Crate: Neighbors]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:57:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/MErcy+Street+Medic+Attack.JPG

A man fled onto a roof after he allegedly attacked a medic responding to an out-of-control person at a South Philadelphia vacant lot.

The man became belligerent Monday morning along Mercy Street near 5th Street, according to neighbors.

As medics tried to help him, the man went on the attack, grabbing a milk crate at one point, said witnesses. The man then went onto the roof of a nearby property.

Police couldn’t convince the man to come down from the roof so crews took a gurney onto the roof and strapped the man in before sliding him down and onto a stretcher.

Police said the medic should be OK. No word on the condition of the alleged attacker who uttered unintelligible words as he was wheeled into a waiting ambulance.

No word yet if the belligerent man will face charges.



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<![CDATA[Defendant Killed Outside Mississippi Courthouse]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:21:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/crime-stock-police-scene-tape.jpg

A man fatally shot a defendant waiting in a small courtyard outside a criminal courthouse in Canton, Mississippi, Monday morning, NBC News reported.

The suspect was arrested after shooting the defendant in the chest, the Madison County sheriff said.

It was not clear what the motive for the shooting was, the sheriff and Madison County district attorney said.



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<![CDATA[Sea Lion Pups Born at NJ Amusement Park]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:08:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/six+flags+sea+lion+pups+2.png

As if you needed another reason to go to Six Flags Great Adventure, the amusement park now has two adorable new attractions.

New Jersey's largest theme park is celebrating the birth of two female California sea lion pups. 

Piper and Ridley, born June 5 and June 18, respectively, are both high-spirited and full of energy, according to Jessica Peranteau, senior supervisor of animal training. 

“She has no qualms about sassing the trainers or her mother through vocalizations. She is exploring her independence at an early age,” Peranteau said in a news release. Piper also seems to enjoy blowing bubbles in the water, according to Peranteau. 

Ridley is named after the endangered Ridley sea turtle species because of her flipper movements. Although sea lion pups are not usually competent swimmers shortly after birth, Ridley quickly showed signs of proficiency in the water. 

“[Ridley] finds sliding down the hill on our stage especially rewarding and fun,” Peranteau added.

Ridley is the smallest sea lion pup born at the park, weighing in at 15 pounds. The two pups are expected to reach 110 to 220 pounds when fully grown.

Guests can see Piper, Ridley and their mothers at the park’s SeaFari Theater in The Golden Kingdom section of the Jackson, N.J. theme park.



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<![CDATA[Idaho Hunter Speaks Out on Her 'Kill' Photos]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:27:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-482297280CECIL8315.jpg

As outrage pours in over the death of Cecil the lion, an Idaho hunter has been posting pictures on her Facebook page of various kills she made recently during a legal hunt in South Africa. 

Sabrina Corgatelli, a senior accountant for Idaho State University, has attracted hundreds of negative comments over a photo that shows her with a dead giraffe.

"To me it's not just killing an animal; it's the hunt,'' she told "Today" on Monday. "Everybody just thinks we're cold-hearted killers, and it's not that. There is a connection with the animal, and just because we hunt them doesn't mean we don't have a respect for them. Giraffes are very dangerous animals. They could hurt you seriously very quickly." 



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<![CDATA[Barnacles Could Provide Clues to Where Jet Crashed]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:32:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-482270318.jpg

The 16-month mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 may soon be solved, and barnacles encrusted on a piece of plane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion may provide the missing piece of the puzzle.

Malaysia said on Sunday that the piece of debris, a wing surface known as flaperon, had been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as the missing Malaysian plane.

Investigators in France are expected to determine whether the piece came from MH370 or not by Wednesday. MH370 is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, about 2,300 miles away from Reunion.

"Barnacle shells... can tell us valuable information about the water conditions under which they were formed," said Ryan Pearson, a PhD student at Australia's Griffith University who is studying the shell chemistry of barnacles to determine migration patterns of endangered loggerhead turtles. 

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<![CDATA[Heat Wave Hits 1-Week Mark]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:00:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tlmd_heat_wave.jpg

The heat wave should enter its seventh day as temps break 90 again Monday afternoon but the steamy weather is nearing its end.

Colder weather should be moving in midweek bringing possible storms to the region.

Some parts of the Philadelphia area could already see some rain Monday evening as “very isolated storms” possibly pop up after a day with plenty of sun and humidity, said NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Brittney Shipp.

“We will start out with mostly sunny skies,” said Shipp.

Expect temps to break into the low-90s again on Tuesday. Changes are coming as temps might not get into the 90s Wednesday as possible storms move in midweek.

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<![CDATA[Former British PM Was Accused of Sex Abuse]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:34:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/edward+heath.JPG

Edward Heath, a former British prime minister, was accused of sex abuse involving children in the 1990's, the country's police watchdog said on Monday, NBC News reported.  

Heath died in 2005 and was never prosecuted. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating whether the local police in Wiltshire took any steps in reviewing the claims made against Heath.

Heath served as prime minister from 1970 to 1974. The commission is seeking to identify any witnesses or victims who support the allegations. 

A retired senior officer reportedly made the sex abuse allegations.  

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<![CDATA[Massive CA Fire Swells to 60K Acres]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:17:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/thumb-06-GettyImages-482702928.jpg

The Rocky Fire racing across Northern California had burned 60,000 acres and was 12 percent contained by Monday morning, according to Cal Fire

The wildfire swelled over the weekend, blazing through 26,000 additional acres since Saturday night, according to Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant.  The fire broke out on July 29 and forced several evacuations and was threatening about 6,300 homes and structures.

The blaze, located southeast of Clearlake in Lake, Yolo and Colusa Counties, is one of 21 large fires – many sparked by lightning strikes – raging across California, and made much more challenging to fight because of the yearslong drought that has dried out the state.

According to Cal Fire, the Rocky Fire has gutted 24 homes and 26 outbuildings, and forced hundreds to evacuate the area.

Check here for evacuations and road closures.

 



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<![CDATA[FEMA Briefs Leaders on Federal Disaster Assistance]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:44:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000011409695_1200x675_497418819789.jpg Leaders in New Jersey will learn more about how to apply for Federal Disaster Assistance from FEMA following recently severe storms.]]> <![CDATA[Testimony Resumes in Craigslist Murder Case]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:23:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000011407482_1200x675_497405507894.jpg Thomas Coffee faces a list of charges in the shooting death of Daniel Cook.]]> <![CDATA[Two New Mexico Churches Rocked by Explosions]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:13:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/crime-stock-police-scene-tape-car-2.jpg

Back-to-back explosions within a half-hour of each other rattled two churches in a New Mexico town Sunday morning, police said. 

No one was injured in either explosion, and damage to each church was "relatively minor," according to a statement from the Las Cruces Police Department.

A mailbox was blasted at Calvary Baptist Church in Las Cruces, about 50 miles from the Mexico border, around 8 a.m. local time, the police statement said. Police were then called to Holy Cross Catholic Church, about three miles away, where an explosive device had gone off in a trash can near the entrance of the church, according to police.

The churches remained closed Sunday afternoon while multiple law enforcement agencies investigated the blasts, according to police. 



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<![CDATA[Missing Special Olympics Athlete Found 350 Miles North of Los Angeles]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:37:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/186*120/Missing+Athlete.JPG

A Special Olympics athlete from Albania was found hundreds of miles from where he was last seen near the University of Southern California campus.

Andi Gusmari, 44, was last seen Saturday night around 8:30 p.m. He was found at about 1:30 a.m. Monday when he walked into a Hayward police station.

The Alameda County community is about 350 miles north of Los Angeles. Details on how he traveled to Hayward as the 2015 World Games drew to a close were not immediately available.

"We don't know how he got there," said Jeff Carr, Chief Operating Officer of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. "That's a question that everyone has."

"Our understanding is he was in good health. He was not injured, he was hungry."

Police tried to communicate with Gusmari through an Albanian interpretor, but were unable to gain much more information about the curcumstances behind his arrival at the police station, said Sgt. Ruben Pola of Hayward Police Department.

Gusmari told police he was happy to be at the station and had been looking for a police department before he made it to the Hayward police station.

Los Angeles police were working to reunite him with a Special Olympics delegation. Gusmari will return to Los Angeles before a flight back to Albania.

A Special Olympics spokesperson confirmed an official for the European group will travel to Northern California to escort Gusmari back to LAX. Gusmari would be taken directly back to Europe from LAX to get him home as soon as possible.

The man's family was notified early Monday that he was located, Carr said.

Authorities had asked for the public's help in locating the man. Gusmari does not speak English and has a speech impediment, but does respond to his name, LAPD Officer Jack Richter said.

Richter said Gusmari, who was in the bowling competition, was at a festival at USC with his delegation Saturday and got separated from his group when he went to the restroom. He wasn't identified as missing until coaches realized he was not back at bed check.

The Albanian team was scheduled to fly out of the U.S. at 4:15 p.m. Sunday.

NBC4's Kate Larsen contributed to this report.

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<![CDATA[Congressman Fattah Appearing For Education Forum]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:20:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/l_nwtmdfattahx12001.jpg Indicted Congressman Chaka Fattah D-Pa.) is scheduled to appear, in Havertown, Monday for a forum on education. It’s his first appearance in our area since the indictment became public. In the indictment, released Wednesday: the congressman is accused of misusing his congressional influence, stealing taxpayer money, and charitable donations. He's accused of accepting a secret "million dollar campaign loan" and, taking a bribe from a lobbyist, who wanted to be an ambassador. Fattah denies the charges. Congressman Fattah is married, to NBC10 News anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah.

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<![CDATA[Wildfires Continue to Ravage Drought-Stricken California]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:59:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/thumb-04-GettyImages-482739104.jpg A massive wildfire west of Sacramento, fueled by brittle brush and timber parched by a historic drought, has scorched nearly 60,000 acres and forced nearly 12,000 to evacuate, officials said Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[Most Latinos Have Negative View of Trump: Poll]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:17:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/TLMD-donald-trump-nbc-vod.jpg

Three in four Latinos have a negative view of Donald Trump and more than half judged his comments about Mexican immigrants as racist, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll.

Seventy-five percent of 250 Latinos polled viewed the GOP presidential candidate negatively, with 61 percent describing their views as "very negative." Just 13 percent had a positive view.

Trump has said that Latinos "love" him despite his comments that Mexico was sending rapists and criminals to the U.S.

Trump leads the field of Republican presidential candidates, with 19 percent support, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

The poll of Latinos' views was conducted from July 26 to 30 and has a margin of error of 6.2 percent.



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<![CDATA[Spraying for Mosquitoes in Montco]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:09:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Mosquito+Spraying+03.jpg A Pennsylvania Health Department will spray for mosquitoes in parts of Cheltenham Township where testing has found mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus.]]> <![CDATA[Vehicle Overturns on I-95]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:58:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000011407006_1200x675_497396803737.jpg The Monday morning rush was slowed by an overturned vehicle along Interstate 95 in Chester, Delaware County.]]> <![CDATA[Fire Crews Extinguish Germantown House Fire]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:02:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000011407037_1200x675_497400387565.jpg Everyone got out of their home safely after fire breaks out along E Price Street in the Germantown neighborhood.]]>