<![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 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:52:41 -0400 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:52:41 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[9-Year-Old Attempts Aerial Record]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:42:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/182*120/042615+Guinness+Aerials+Record.JPG

A 9-year-old girl from Orange County, Califronia, was head over heels Saturday as she attempted to break a world record for most consecutive aerials.

Ollivia Nguyen completed 42 of the handless cartwheels on a mat in an Anaheim gym in front of a cheering crowd and a Guinness World Record camera, according to her mother.

"In the beginning it feels easy because I have a lot of oxygen but at the end my breathing kind of gets heavy," Nguyen said in a practice before the record attempt.

Nguyen practiced for over six months to accomplish the feat, said her current coach, Sarah Eshom.

"We've worked on different techniques," Eshom said, "and once we found the technique that best fit her we started building up the numbers. We went from 10 to 20 to 30 and then now she's doing 40 consecutive with no problem."

The current record for “Most Consecutive Aerials-Breakdance,” is six, Anthony Yodice, a spokesman for Guinness World Records North America Inc., told the OC Register.

The idea of Nguyen breaking the record came from a conversation her mother, Nicholle Aguilar, had with another of Nguyen's coaches.

"(He) said, 'You know I think that she can really do this,'" Aguilar said. "He kind of put this in her heart or the inspiration in her heart."

The attempt was recorded and sent to Guinness World Record officials to verify the two-and-a-half minute video, according to the OC Register. Two certified gymnast instructors and a notary were present at the event.

"I believe in her and I knew she could do it, so we pursued it," Aguilar said at the pre-record attempt practice.

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<![CDATA[Raw Video: Truck Goes Up in Flames]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:35:23 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/bell-gardens-tanker-fire-710.gif

A huge ball of flames engulfed a gasoline tanker truck on a freeway outside of Los Angeles on Sunday, sending black plumes of smoke into the air that could be seen for miles and causing a traffic nightmare.

The double-tanker truck was hauling 7,500 gallons of gas on the southbound 710 Freeway when it jackknifed near the Florence Avenue exit in Bell and exploded in flames, officials said.

Dozens of firefighters arrived just after 3:30 p.m. to battle the huge fire, which could be seen as far as downtown Los Angeles.

Crews managed to extinguish the flames about an hour later. No injuries were immediately reported.

The driver was able to escape the crash with minor bumps and bruises, fire officials said.

The 710 Freeway was closed in both directions. Southbound traffic was being diverted off at Bandini Boulevard, while northbound traffic was diverted off at Florence Avenue.

The closure was expected to last 8 hours, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Refresh this page for updates on this developing story.

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<![CDATA[Man Had 18 lbs of Pot at Airport]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:28:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/163*120/42615drugs.jpg

A leaky suitcase led to the arrest of a New York man who is accused of attempting to board a flight at New York's Laguardia Airport with several pounds of marijuana and a few ounces of crack cocaine in his baggage.

Airport screeners contacted Port Authority police at about 11 a.m. Saturday after noticing liquid leaking from a checked bag that emitted an odor of marijuana, investigators said Sunday.

After finding marijuana inside the bag, police traced it to Kelvin E. Smith, 55, of the Bronx, who was waiting for a flight at a US Airways gate, investigators said. Police learned that Smith had checked in an additional bag and found that it contained more marijuana wrapped in plastic and 2.8 ounces of crack cocaine.

Smith's two bags contained 18 pounds of marijuana, investigators said.

Smith was charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana and second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said. It as unclear whether he had retained an attorney who could comment on the charges.

Court records indicate that Smith has 41 prior convictions for drug offenses, investigators said. 

<![CDATA[Memorial for Slain Dog-Walking Dad]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:51:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/237*120/stuhlman+dad+walking+dog+killed+overbrook.JPG

A Philadelphia church community came together Sunday morning to celebrate the life of an Overbrook father who was murdered while walking his dog.

Loved ones and local leaders gathered at the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas on Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia to remember James Stuhlman. Attendees planted and blessed a new tree on the grounds in his honor.

Stuhlman, 51, was walking his dog along Woodcrest Avenue on March 12 when he was shot and killed by two teen boys during a robbery, police said. During Sunday’s event, Stuhlman’s brother Michael read a poem and shared his own memories. 

“Jim’s legacy to all of us lives on in our hearts and our minds in our family just by the way that he lived,” Michael Stuhlman said. “And that’s all that any of us can hope to leave.”

Tyfine Hamilton and Brandon Smith, both 15, face murder, robbery and other related charges in Stuhlman’s death. A 14-year-old boy is also facing robbery and conspiracy charges for his alleged role in the crime though police say he was only a witness to the murder.

The teens were playing basketball when they decided to rob a man, investigators said. The boys picked Stuhlman as their target because he looked old and his dog appeared "weak," according to investigators. 

Stuhlman pleaded for his life, saying "please don't shoot me," before he was shot once in the chest, according to Philadelphia Homicide Captain James Clark. 

When officers arrived on the scene, the dog's leash was still in the man's hand and his pet was lying by his side, police said. 

Smith was arrested a week after the fatal shooting while Hamilton's father helped negotiate his son's arrest, sources told NBC10. The teens are scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on April 29. 

Stuhlman is survived by his daughter, wife and six siblings.

<![CDATA[Gunman Holds Couple Hostage in Home: Police]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:21:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Police+Line+Police+Tape+Police+Generic+Frankford.JPG

A man was arrested after he allegedly held a Bucks County couple hostage at gunpoint inside their home during an attempted robbery.

Police say Jules Kahle, 25, of Collegeville, Pa. entered a home in the Pipersville section of Tinicum Township Saturday morning by using a hideaway key. 

Kahle was hiding in the kitchen of the house when the homeowners came downstairs after having their morning coffee, police said. Kahle then confronted the couple, pulled out a gun and ordered them to give him money and food, according to police.

Kahle allegedly held the couple hostage for 20 minutes as they pleaded for him to take their money and food and leave the house. 

Kahle then took cash, credit cards and food before fleeing the home, investigators said. 

Police said one of the homeowners then took out his own gun and confronted Kahle in his driveway. Tinicum Police then responded to the home after receiving a report of an armed man. Once he saw the responding officers, Kahle dropped the gun and was taken into custody, investigators said. 

Kahle was arraigned and committed to the Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of 1 million dollars bail. 

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<![CDATA[Locals Speak on Nepal Earthquake]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:01:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010138372_1200x675_434789443828.jpg As the death toll rises, local residents with relatives and friends in Nepal are speaking out about the devastating earthquake. NBC10's Doug Shimell has the details.]]> <![CDATA[Philly Religious Groups Walk for Peace]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:10:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Philly-Peace-Walk-2015.jpg

Hundreds of people of various faiths gathered in North Philadelphia Sunday for the annual Peace Walk.

The group gathered at the Al Aqsa Islamic Society on the 1500 block of Germantown Avenue around 2 p.m. They then walked to the Village of the Arts and Humanities on 2544 Germantown Avenue shortly after 4 p.m. and to the West Kensington Ministries on the 2100 block of N. Hancock Street around 5:30 p.m. where the event ended with a meal. 

The Peace Walk featured participants of different cultures, religions and faith traditions, including Muslims, Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, Bahá'ís and secularists. Attendees visited different houses of worship while engaging in conversation, singing, praying and reflecting.

“The Walk itself, coupled with the many activities the group engages in throughout the year, offers the City a spiritual alternative to violence in Philadelphia's neighborhoods,” organizers said. “Through worship, dance, chanting, prayer and conversation, the Interfaith Peace Walk facilitates dialogue through the urgency for peaceful change.”

Each year the event, which began in 2004, has a different theme. This year’s theme was “Reclaiming the Earth, Repairing the World.” Organizers say the theme is about finding ways people can help create peace as an alternative to violence and finding sustainable ways to treat the environment.

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<![CDATA[Gunmen Threaten Babysitter Inside Apt.: Police]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:19:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/home-invasion-generic.jpg

Gunmen broke into a Philadelphia apartment and threatened a babysitter inside, police said.

Police were called to the 1300 block of Sellers Street at 3:33 a.m. Sunday for a report of a robbery. When they arrived they were met by a 52-year-old woman who told them she was babysitting inside her son's second floor apartment when she suddenly heard a man say, “Don’t move and don’t say a word.” 

The woman then saw two masked men holding guns, according to police. The men searched through the bedroom closets and then fled the apartment without taking anything, investigators said. 

The woman told police she was unsure how the men got inside. 

Police have not released a physical description of the two suspects but say they were both wearing hooded sweatshirts and face masks and were armed with handguns.

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

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<![CDATA[College Network End Classes for 16K]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:06:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP726758529250.jpg

Roughly 16,000 students enrolled in a chain of troubled for-profit colleges are no longer able to take classes after the schools' parent company, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., announced Sunday it is ceasing all of its operations.

The Orange County-based school network has not yet made arrangements with other schools to find "continuing educational opportunities" at its 28 remaining campuses, which are closing effective Monday, the school said.

CCI added that it would rely on the help of regulatory agencies and partner institutions to place students enrolled at Heald College campuses in California, Hawaii and Oregon, as well as Everest and WyoTech schools in California, Arizona and New York.

“Now we're going have to make a mad dash to find another option. For some of us this was our last resort," said Krisa Mata, a student who said she took out loans to attend CCI's Everest College in Reseda.

"It's the first thing I saw on my phone when I woke up. I have no idea what I'm gonna do now," she said.

The announcement occurs less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Education said it was fining the institution $30 million over misrepresentation. The department contends that Corinthian has not addressed allegations of falsifying job placement data and altering grades and attendance records, The Associated Press reported.

The school was unable to sell off all its schools under a deal with the U.S. Department of Education, it said in a statement, though it has sold 56.

"Largely as a result of recent state and federal regulatory actions, we were unable to complete a sale, and our only option was to close our schools," CEO Jack Massimino wrote in a letter to students posted on the school's website. 

California Attorney General Kamala Harris sued Corinthian in 2013 for allegedly misrepresenting how many of its graduates were placed in jobs in actions she called “unconscionable” and “predatory." She also alleged that the chain advertised that it offered classes it did not.

It agreed the next year to sell 85 campuses and close a dozen more in an agreement with the Department of Education, which was closely monitoring school data, according to information submitted to a federal regulatory agency.

Corinthian was one of the country's largest for-profit educational institutions, according to the AP. It collapsed last summer amid a cash shortage and fraud allegations.

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<![CDATA[Mom Accused of Locking Kids Inside Basement]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:51:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Kids-Locked-in-Basement-Phi.jpg

A mother is now in custody after she allegedly locked her four children inside the basement of her Philadelphia home for 12 hours as punishment. 

Police were called to a home on the 1900 block of E. Atlantic Street around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Officials say the home was locked. Fire crews gained entry by breaking through the second floor bedroom window. 

Once inside they found a 13-year-old boy, 12-year-old girl, 10-year-old girl and 9-year-old girl locked inside the basement. Investigators say the kids had been locked inside since Saturday.

One of the children had a cell phone that only dialed out to 911 which is how police were notified, according to officials. 

"When they came out of the house they all ran right into the police van," said Victoria Sipes, a neighbor. "It seemed like they were covering their face and it seemed like they were a little embarrassed and scared." 

The children had no visible bruises but were taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for an examination, police said. They will either be placed in the custody of other family members or DHS. 

Police suspect the children were deliberately locked inside the basement by their mother. She was taken into custody for questioning. Police say she will eventually be charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child and other related offenses. 

A family friend told NBC10 the mother locked her kids in the basement as punishment because one of them stole money. 

"What kind of person does this to their kids?" asked Aphordite Sanchez. "That's not even a type of punishment that you do."

Neighbors told NBC10 they never noticed any problems inside the home and described the mother as attentive and loving. 

"She's a very kind lady," Sipes said. "She's a very disciplined mom. And really, honestly, we're all shocked. Because it doesn't seem like something that she would do." 

Sipes believes she was just using bad judgment.

"She's a single mom going to school, going to work and trying to support her kids," Sipes said. "So it's very hard for a mother to do that. So I think that it just caught up with her." 

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<![CDATA[Huddle for Autism]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:19:07 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Eagles-Huddle-for-Autism.jpg The Philadelphia Eagles held their annual "Huddle for Autism" event at Lincoln Financial Field.

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<![CDATA[Father Found Dead in Home, Son Arrested ]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:25:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tlmd_police_line_generic722.jpg

A man was arrested after his father was found dead inside his Galloway Township home Saturday night.

Galloway Township Police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit were called to a home on Trotters Lane shortly before 10 p.m. for a report of a body inside.

When they arrived they found 60-year-old James Sopuch dead inside the home. An autopsy was performed Sunday and investigators determined he died from blunt force trauma to the head. His death was ruled a homicide. 

Sopuch’s son, 29-year-old James Sopuch, Jr., was arrested Sunday and charged with the aggravated assault of his father. Police say Sopuch Jr. also lived with his father. 

Sopuch, Jr. was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $100,000 full cash bail. 

Investigators have released few details regarding what led to Sopuch’s death. They continue to investigate.

If you have any information on this incident, please call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666.

<![CDATA[FBI Offers Reward for Wanted Pa. Swim Coach]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:02:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/194*120/Trites.JPG

The FBI announced a reward for a former Lancaster County teacher wanted for allegedly filming woman changing in the locker room of a college aquatic center nearly 20 years ago.

An undisclosed amount of money was offered by the FBI for information leading to the arrest of Lorrie John Trites.

Trites was the swim coach at Franklin & Marshall College when he was accused of videotaping several young woman as they changed their clothes in the school's aquatic center locker room between Dec. 1997 and February 1998.

He was charged with six counts of violating the Pa. Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act before he fled to avoid custody in 1999, authorities said.

He hasn't been seen since.

Trites is described as a 53-year-old man with brown hair and brown eyes. He stands 6'7" tall and weighs between 250 and 290 pounds.

The former coach has local ties as well as ties to New Mexico, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida, Canada, Trinidad and the Bahamas, according to the FBI.

Trites should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to contact their local FBI office.

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<![CDATA[Who Were the Americans Killed in the Everest Avalanche?]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:14:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Americans-Died-Avalanche.jpg

As the first group of survivors from Saturday’s earthquake-triggered avalanche on Mount Everest were flown to Nepal's capital, the U.S. State Department confirmed that three Americans were among the 17 people killed in the disaster.

Filmmaker Tom Taplin, Google executive Dan Fredinburg, and camp doctor Marisa Eve Girawong all died in the avalanche. Here’s more about their lives:


Google issued a statement Saturday confirming the death of executive Dan Fredinburg who was the head of privacy for innovation lab Google[x].

Fredinburg was climbing with three other Google employees, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The three were found safe, according to Google.

"Sadly, we lost one of our own in this tragedy," the statement read. "Dan Fredinburg a long-time member of the Privacy organization in Mountain View, was in Nepal with three other Googlers, hiking Mount Everest. He has passed away. The other three Googlers with him are safe and we are working to get them home quickly."

Actress Sophia Bush, who Fredinburg dated from 2013 and 2014, expressed her sadness over his passing on social media.

"Today I find myself attempting to pick up the pieces of my heart that have broken into such tiny shards, I'll likely never find them all," the actress said in a statement on Twitter and Instagram. "He was one of my favorite human beings on Earth.”


Marisa Eve Girawong, from Edison, N.J., was described as an emergency room physician's assistant. A Seattle-based mountaineering company said she was serving as a camp doctor for its team on the mountain when she was killed in the avalanche.

She was an avid rock climber and mountaineer who was pursuing an advanced degree in mountain medicine, Madison Mountaineering said in a statement. She attended school in Chicago and had successfully reached the summits of Mt. Washington and Mt. Rainier.

"Our hearts are broken," the company said in a statement.


Tom Taplin, 61, had been making a documentary about the Mount Everest base camp at the time of the avalanche, NBC News reported.

He had been scaling the mountain for the past three weeks with an expedition team through U.K.-based tour company Jagged Globe, according to NBC News. His wife, Cory Freyer, said he was a photographer, filmmaker and mountaineer, and had written a book about his experiences climbing South America's tallest peak, Aconcagua, in the early 1990s.

She also told NBC News that it was on that trip that Taplin broke his arm after falling into a crevasse. However, he was able to pull himself to a place where he was reached by other mountaineers, she added. He was able to successfully climbed the mountain the next year, she said.

"It sounds trite, but he died doing what he loved doing," Cory Freyer told NBC News.

Photo Credit: Madison Mountaineering, Cory Freyer, Getty Images
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<![CDATA[NBC10 First Alert Weather: Warm Up Ahead]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:11:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010137651_1200x675_434645059967.jpg Sunday's high of 62 is still lower than the average for this time of year, but NBC10's Brittney Shipp is tracking the warm-up expected for the middle of the week.]]> <![CDATA[NY Daily News Truck Driver Dies]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:55:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/daily+news+driver+killed+crash.jpg

A 24-year-old driver for the Daily News was killed Sunday morning when his delivery truck collided with a green outer-borough taxi in Brooklyn, police said. 

The accident happened around 5:45 a.m. at the intersection of Nostrand and Flushing Avenues in Williamsburg.

Dash cam video taken from a car not involved in the accident shows the Daily News truck approach the intersection at a yellow light before it collides with the taxi.

The collision was so violent that it sent the Daily News truck toppling over.

When police arrived they found the driver, identified as Jonathan Long of Brooklyn, unconscious and suffering from traumatic injuries.

Long was taken to Woodhull Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

A 58-year-old passenger in the truck was also taken to Woodhull Hospital. He is listed in stable condition.

Delivery truck drivers often don't wear seat belts and drive with their doors open, as they're continuously hopping in and out of their trucks.

The 26-year-old taxi driver was treated at the scene. His taxi license has been suspended, the Taxi and Limousine Commission said.

Police are still investigating what caused the accident.

No arrests have been made.

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<![CDATA[1 Injured in Crash Outside Delaware Children's Hospital]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:40:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Childrens+Hospital+Crash.JPG

A driver was injured in a crash right outside a Delaware children's hospital after he ran a red light Sunday morning, according to Delaware State Police.

Manuel Fernandez, 41, of Media, Pa. was driving his Chevy Impala east on Powder Mill Rd. near SR 141 when he ran a red light and hit an approaching Hyundai driven by 65-year-old Jon Dimarizo, police said.

The impact caused the Hyundai to spin and hit another car, a Dodge Caliber, while it was stopped. Meanwhile, the Impala continued moving until it veered off the road and hit a wooden post at the corner of Children's Way just outside the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children around 9:30 a.m.

Fernandez was transported by helicopter to Christiana Medical Center where he was treated and released.

He was ticketed for inattentive driving and failure to stop at a red light. He was also cited for driving without a license or proof of insurance, State Police confirmed.

No one else was injured in the crash.

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<![CDATA[New Jersey Woman Among Nepal Earthquake Victims]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:23:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/042615nepal.jpg

Marisa Eve Girawong, a physician's assistant from Edison, New Jersey, was among those killed in an avalanche at a Mount Everest base camp, according to a mountaineering company.

Seattle-based Madison Mountaineering's website described Girawong as an emergency room physician's assistant who was serving as the team's camp doctor. She was an avid rock climber and mountaineer who was pursuing an advanced degree in mountain medicine, the site said.

"She is loved by all of us in base camp and a great addition to our team and helped us tremendously," Garrett Madison said in a satellite phone dispatch from the mountain. "She will be missed greatly. We're very sorry for her loss."

East Orange General Hospital, where Girawong worked previously as a physician's assistant, issued a statement mourning her loss.

In New York City, members of the Nepali community were grieving for the thousands of people killed in their homeland.

Luna Ranjit, a staffer at the Adhikaar Nepali Center in Queens, said she felt somewhat at a loss.

"It's sort of a sense of helplessness to be so far away. I wish I could be there with my friends and family and do something about it," she said.

Ranjit said she hopes that even from so far away she can help connect people to resources and bring attention to the tragedy.

An estimated 40,000 Nepali immigrants live in the New York City area. Many were planning to gather for a prayer vigil Sunday.

<![CDATA[2 Dead, Others Injured in Serious Crash on 295]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:54:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/209*120/Greenwich+Twp.+Crash.JPG

SkyForce10 was live over a serious crash in Gloucester County that killed two people and stopped traffic on a major highway Sunday morning.

The deadly crash that involved two vehicles happened near exit 17 on I-295 southbound in East Greenwich Twp. around 8:30 a.m., according to New Jersey State Police.

Two unidentified people were confirmed dead by police. Others involved suffered minor injuries and were transported by ambulance to Cooper University Hospital. 

The highway was shut down in both directions while State Police investigated. All northbound lanes and the right lane southbound have been reopened.

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<![CDATA[Church Celebrates Life of Deadly Shooting Victim]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:34:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/237*120/stuhlman+dad+walking+dog+killed+overbrook.JPG James Stuhlman was shot and killed while walking his dog in Overbrook.]]> <![CDATA[Car, Van Collide in Cobbs Creek, 2 Injured]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:30:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/219*120/Crash+Cobbs+Creek.JPG A car and a minivan collided at 52nd and Walnut sts, sending two people to the hospital with serious injuries.]]> <![CDATA[Man Shot on Philly Street]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:15:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010136130_1200x675_434585667855.jpg Police are looking for a suspect after a man was shot in the chin, neck and back in the Frankford section of Philadelphia late Saturday. ]]> <![CDATA[Pedestrian Struck in Bucks County]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:08:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010136129_1200x675_434585667861.jpg Part of Street Road was shut down overnight, after a pedestrian was hit by a car. No word on the victim's condition. ]]> <![CDATA[Newborn's Remains Found in Ca. Yard]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:41:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/150425-infant-remains-westmont.jpg

The remains of a newborn were found in a Westmont backyard Saturday, sheriff's deputies said.

A homeowner in the 1500 block of West 104th Street, an unincorporated area east of Inglewood, reported finding the remains just after 10 a.m., Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said in a statement.

The 1- to 3-days-old baby was apparently dismembered, deputies said. "Significant portions" of the infant's body were missing.

Neighbors were asked to look in their yards and trash cans for "suspicious items that have been discarded," deputies said.

"Detectives would like to speak with any females who were recently pregnant, are no longer pregnant, and the baby is absent," deputies said.

Britany Placencia, 9, said she found a body part while playing with her dog in her backyard, then ran to tell her mother.

"The dog was sniffing the ball... so I was going to get the ball and I got it. I saw the leg," the girl said.

The girl's mother came out, saw the leg near a bicycle and called 911. Then she found a baby's head in her side yard.

"This was kind of shocking to me, when you hear anything about an infant," said neighbor Lawrence Alston.

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<![CDATA[NY Officer Fatally Shoots Suspect]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:11:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/42515cops.jpg

A 24-year-old robbery suspect was fatally shot Saturday during a "violent physical struggle" with two detectives in a Manhattan apartment building, police said.

Authorities withheld the name of the suspect pending notification of his family.

As two detectives approached the sixth-floor apartment in the East Village, where the suspect was believed to be, the suspect bolted out a window and down a fire escape, said New York City Police Department Chief Jim O'Neill. The detectives caught up with him in a hallway and a "violent physical struggle" ensued, the chief said during a news conference.

During the struggle, the suspect grabbed a hand-held radio from one detective and struck him in the head with it, O'Neill said. The fight continued for about five minutes before one detective drew his weapon and fired a single shot, hitting the suspect in the torso, he said.

The suspect, who was wanted in connection with the robbery of a woman on Thursday, died at Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital, O'Neill said.

The incident occurred at 1:45 p.m. at a halfway house at 538 E. Sixth St.

The two detectives, who were not identified, were taken to a hospital, where one was treated for injuries to the head and shoulder.

The suspect was accused of confronting a 21-year-old woman on Thursday as she was giving a presentation at City College, according to the NYPD. The two then argued in a hallway and the suspect repeatedly punched the woman and stole her purse, which contained her keys, cash, credit cards and identification, investigators said. He fled the scene and eluded a police search.

<![CDATA[Local Reaction to Nepal Earthquake]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:22:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/sismo-nepal-destruccion.jpg Locals react to the devastating earthquake in Nepal that killed over 1800 people.

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<![CDATA[Man Accused of Shooting Officer Now in Custody]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:21:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/William+Nobblen+Philadelphia+Police+Shooting+Suspect+Daniel+Kostick.jpg

The man accused of shooting a Philadelphia Police bicycle officer is out of the hospital and now in custody, according to police. 

William Nobblen is accused of shooting Officer Daniel "Danny" Kostick Thursday night. He was released from the hospital Saturday and will be charged with attempted murder, assault and weapons violations, police said. 

The ordeal began Thursday around 10:15 p.m. when Kostick and his partner approached Nobblen while he was inside a white van in the area of Wilton Street and Girard Avenue, said police.

Nobblen, suspected of drugs, then backed up and took off, according to investigators. Kostick caught up to him around 51st and Master streets.

Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross explained what happened next: "They're having a brief discussion... the male turns to him and says, 'I don't want to have to do this' and then he fires at Officer Kostick. Kostick returns fire, striking the male."

Nobblen fired multiple shots -- one bullet struck Kostick in the right arm, said police. Kostick returned fire, striking Nobblen in the arm. After the shooting, the 35-year-old suspect ditched a 9 mm Ruger and fled -- police eventually caught up to him about a block away.

After the shooting, fellow officers rushed Kostick to Presbyterian Hospital for treatment. Ross said Kostick, a six-year veteran and father of two assigned to the 19th District, was in "good spirits" during treatment.

Kostick was pushed out of Presbyterian Hospital shortly before 2 p.m. Friday -- police said the bullet remained lodged in his arm.

"I'm feeling good," Kostick said as he left the University City Hospital. He told reporters he looked forward to seeing his children.

Nobblen was taken to Hahnemann Hospital after the shooting. He was then discharged Saturday and placed in police custody. Police say Nobblen has 13 prior arrests including DUI, assault and narcotics. 

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<![CDATA[Mayoral Candidates Debate at Temple University]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:12:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010134946_1200x675_434518595856.jpg Five of the six Democratic Philadelphia Mayoral candidates debated at Temple University Saturday night.]]> <![CDATA[1 Arrest in Caught on Cam SEPTA Brawl]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:17:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Andrzei-Bodziak.jpg

One person was arrested in connection to a violent brawl between high school students at a SEPTA station that was captured on surveillance video. 

Andrzei Bodziak,18, was arrested Saturday and charged with criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, simple assault, carrying a firearm without a license, and other related offenses. 

Police say Bodziak was involved in a fight that broke out on the platform of the Spring Garden Station on the Broad Street Line Tuesday afternoon.

RAW VIDEO: Click here to see the full fight. Editors Note: The video may be disturbing to some viewers

Video shows a large group of students fighting each other. At one point a student kicks, stomps and jumps on the head of another student lying on the ground.

Police say they were called to the station after they received a report of the fight. By the time they arrived however the fight was over, according to investigators.

Sources told NBC10 they believe some of the victims attend Benjamin Franklin High School.

After Bodziak’s arrest, SEPTA told NBC10 police are still searching for three other people involved in the brawl. 

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

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<![CDATA[This Week's Wednesday's Child]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:34:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/meaganvai.jpg NBC10's Vai Sikahema introduces you to some of the area's amazing young people who dream of being connect to a loving forever family. Visit the Wednesday's Child Home Page on NBC10.com

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<![CDATA[Get a Free Pretzel Sunday]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:43:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP670183537753.jpg

Rejoice pretzel lovers! Pretzel shops in our area are offering free pretzels Sunday in celebration of National Pretzel Day.

Philly Pretzel Factory, Auntie Anne’s, PretzelMaker and Wetzel’s Pretzels are all offering free pretzels to customers at their locations Sunday. Philly Pretzel Factory also announced the first 100 guests will win one free pretzel for every day in May. 

Click below to find locations near where you live. 

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Leah Still Scores Touchdown ]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:32:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Leah-Still-TD.jpg

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There was a special guest at Temple's annual Cherry & White game this year: Leah Still.

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still and his daughter were in attendance for the Owls' spring game at Chodoff Field at Edberg Olson Hall.

Leah was the guest of honor and conducted the coin toss. In March, Devon announced his four-year-old daughter's cancer was in remission.

"She's doing really well," Still said. "She's doing really well since she's been in remission. She's had a few treatments, and we have a big one coming up May 5 where she's going to be in the hospital for six weeks doing her stem cell transplant and hopefully that's the last big hump we have to get over and she can just be a normal kid again."

And even better? Leah took a screen pass 45 yards for the best touchdown we'll see this year with the entire Temple football team and Hooter the Owl running with her.

"She loves playing football," Still said of his daughter. "Me and her play football a lot when we're by ourselves. But for her to be able to do it on a football field with a whole team running and blocking for her, I know she enjoyed that. She learns pretty well. She looks pretty athletic, she even surprised me with how fast she was running."

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<![CDATA[Google Exec Dies in Nepal]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:24:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP03050618355.jpg

Google executive Dan Fredinburg was confirmed dead in an avalanche on Mount Everest which was triggered by a massive 7.8 earthquake in Nepal Saturday that claimed more than 2,500 lives.

Fredinburg, 33, was a privacy director on the Google X team, and was involved in projects such as the driverless car. He was climbing Mt. Everest with three other Googlers during the avalanche when he received a major head injury and passed away, his sister Megan wrote in an Instagram post.

"We appreciate all of the love that has been sent our way thus far and know his soul and his spirit will live on in so many of us," his sister wrote. "All our love and thanks to those who shared this life with our favorite hilarious strong willed man. He was and is everything to us."

Fredinburg's boss, Google privacy director Lawrence You, wrote that the Google Crisis Response team has launched a "Person Finder" for Nepal, and is working to update satellite images to help with the recovery effort.

Google is also committing $1 million to the response effort and plans to have gift-matching efforts available for their employees soon. "Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal, and with Dan’s family and friends during this terrible time," You said. You added that the three other Googlers who were hiking Mt. Everest with Fredinburg are safe and Google is initiating efforts to bring them back to the U.S. safely.

Fredinburg's Instagram and Twitter page is filled with pictures and posts about his Everest trek. "I want everyone to think like Google [x] and have the heart of an adventurer," his Instagram page says. His last Twitter post is on April 24. "Day 22: Ice training with @michelebattelli means frequent stops for morning cappuccino," it says.

Actress Sophia Bush, who dated Fredinburg from 2013 to 2014, posted on instagram that the loss has left her with "no adequate words." "Today I find myself attempting to pick up the pieces of my heart that have broken into such tiny shards, I'll likely never find them all," Bush wrote. "Today I, and so many of my loved ones, lost an incredible friend. Dan Fredinburg was one-of-a-kind. Fearless. Funny."

Bush described Fredinburg as a "a dancing robot who liked to ride dinosaurs and chase the sun and envision a better future for the world." "His brain knew how to build it. His heart was constantly evolving to push himself to make it so," she wrote.

Mike North, one of Friedenberg's closest friends, said that Friedenberg's passion was climate change. “He is the most incredible person I have ever met in my life,” North said. "His will to do anything is beyond anyone else’s I have ever seen."

North found out early Sunday that Fredinburg was killed in the avalanche triggered by the 7.8 earthquake. Fredinburg’s girlfriend broke the news. “It was pretty garbled but basically what I heard was that the avalanche had come to the camp," North said. "He seemed all right at first but then wasn’t and he ultimately passed away."

North said Fredinburg had "two Everests he had to climb on this trip." "The first Everest, which was the hardest, was getting Google to allow him to go climb Everest — the second, climbing Everest," he said.

Video footage shows Fredinburg zipping himself up in yellow North Face gear, as he gets ready for last year’s Mt. Everest trip. He can be heard saying: “This is how you get ready for Everest.” That trip was also a tragic one, because several of his sherpas died in the avalanche. “After that he went to an orphanage there — so this year he was planning to dedicate the climb to all the orphans," North said.

He also planned to plant a flag on top of Mount Everest with the word “NEAT” on it promoting his organization SaveTheIce.org, a goal he was not able to accomplish. "He was in his early 30s, so if you want to talk about lives affected, if he had been able to live a complete life, we could be talking about a billion lives that could be benefacted by this man,” North said.

Jagged Globe, the company that organized the Everest trek for Fredinburg and his team, issued a statement on the death of Fredinburg on their site.

The first of many private memorials for Fredinburg will be taking place Sunday.


Day 20: Saving ice on top of Kala Patthar. Everest Basecamp in the background is a climate change hotspot. #Savetheice

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