<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usMon, 02 May 2016 08:47:10 -0400Mon, 02 May 2016 08:47:10 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Runner Proposes in Middle of Broad Street Run]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 08:41:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/186*120/Broad+Street+Run+Proposal+Paula+Barg+Mike+Dziuna.JPG

It was a Blue Cross Broad Street Run that one local couple will never forget and it had nothing to do with their time of the rain at Sunday’s 2016 race.

That’s because Mike Dziura got down in the middle of Broad Street – City Hall in the background – and proposed to his girlfriend Paula Barg right in the middle of Broad Street as family and friends watched on both sides of the street.

“I had no idea,” said Paula. “All I knew was that I was upset with the weather, that my hair was ruined and I was really into my time so I kept looking down at my watch.”

The couple was on a 7:40 pace – a short distance from their home along Locust Street – when some of the signs along the way started to make sense including friends and family along the course calling ahead to the next people. Then Mike and a friend pulled a quick switch with Mike’s best friend (also named Mike) right near City Hall.

“My fiancé Mike gave him his sweatshirt and then (other Mike) gave him the ring,” said Paula.

They then made the turn back onto Broad Street and toward their home at Broad and Locust

“His family was on one side of the street so we ran to them and they told us that my family was actually on the other side of the street so were trying to cut across to get to them – which was part of the plan – and then in the middle… he got down on one knee.”

Video shot by Paula’s family captures the proposal and the cheers of bother fellow runners and elated family members – some who ran halfway on the course and nearly got ran over in the process. After a kiss and hug, the newly engaged couple ran toward Paula’s family tears in their eyes.

Paula, who works at Comcast, says she “kind of blacked out” and doesn’t remember exactly what Mike, who serves as an assistance principal at a Center City charter school, told her.

Mike filled her in, “he said, ‘I love you more than anything and I would love to have the rest of my life by your side,’ something along those lines.”

The couple never did finish the race.

“It was very convenient to be able to stop the race at that point,” said Paula. “My family must think I was crazy for this, I even said I was going to finish but there was no way, I could barely walk and could have cared less.”

So will they eventually get back on Broad Street?

Paula and Michael often run together and that maybe sometime they will run the final four miles to the Navy Yard.

Congrats to the couple.



Photo Credit: Glenn Frischbach]]>
<![CDATA[Forklift Moved His SUV, Owner Says]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 07:06:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/190*120/5116forklift.jpg

A Brooklyn man was surprised to find that his parked SUV had been moved and even more stunned when shown a video of how it was relocated: with a forklift.

Henry Nahrwold says the unauthorized forklift ride, which occurred two weeks ago, caused about $2,600 in damage to his small SUV.

"I felt violated," he said. "You just can't touch someone else's property."

His vehicle was moved from a parking spot on South 3rd Street in Williamsburg and placed on the sidewalk next to a tree. Nahrwold said he had received no request to move his vehicle.

A neighbor showed him a video of the forklift picking the SUV about two feet off the ground and moving it to the sidewalk.

A company working on the redevelopment of the former Domino Sugar refinery site blames a subcontractor for damaging Nahrwold's SUV and told NBC 4 New York that Nahrwold will be compensated.



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<![CDATA[Molotov Cocktail Thrown at Cop Car]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 04:49:09 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/molotov+cocktail+cop+car.jpg

A New Jersey man allegedly walked into a police department parking lot and threw a Molotov cocktail at a police car.

Police say 28-year-old Jose Rodriguez walked into the Gloucester City Police Department parking lot just after 8 p.m. on Saturday carrying the Molotov cocktail.

He then allegedly lit the Molotov cocktail and smashed it against a marked patrol vehicle that was parked in the lot. 

Officers at the headquarters came out and extinguished the fire. They found Rodriguez standing nearby.

Police say that when officers asked Rodriguez if he saw who started the fire, he told them he did because he wanted to go to jail. 

He was arrested on arson, weapons and criminal mischief charges and remains jailed on $100,000 bail.

It wasn’t immediately clear if he has an attorney.

The patrol vehicle, a 2015 Ford Explorer, suffered minor damages.

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<![CDATA[Trump in Indiana Says China Is 'Raping' America]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 06:57:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/TRUMP_AP_16122772500150.jpg

Speaking about trade policy at a rally in Indiana, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took his rhetoric about China to a new level Sunday. 

"We can't continue to allow China to rape our country," Trump told a crowd in Fort Wayne. "That's what they're doing. It's the greatest theft in the history of the world." 

Trump previously has come under fire for using offensive or degrading language. 

At the same Indiana rally, Trump questioned whether Democratic contender Hillary Clinton has the "strength or energy" to make America "great" again — a line that has drawn allegations of sexism in the past.

His speech was one of several in Indiana over the weekend ahead of the state's critical primary.



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<![CDATA[Study on Why Some Sharks Glow]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 05:43:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/UCSD-Catshark-Glow.jpg

San Diego researchers have discovered that some sharks use their fluorescent glow to communicate with other sharks deep under water, and their research has provided some really cool images to show how it works.

Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, working with experts at the American Museum of Natural History, used a custom-built "shark eye" camera to do the research.

"This study provides the first evidence that sharks can see the fluorescence of their own species," said Dimitri Deheyn, a researcher at Scripps and co-author of the study. "It's not just beautiful but has an ecological purpose."

How does it all work?

Well, people and other land animals live in a full-color environment, but fish live in a world that's mostly blue, because water quickly absorbs most of the visible light spectrum the deeper you go. The research team figured out that many fish absorb that remaining blue light, and then re-emit it in neon colors of greens, reds and oranges.

Then researchers were able to take their findings a step further. They designed a camera that could capture that fluorescent light and they were able to capture a hidden universe.

They focused on two catsharks: chain catsharks and swellsharks.

The scientists went on a number of expeditions at Scripps Canyon in San Diego County. They observed swellsharks in their native habitat, about 100-feet underwater. The team stimulated biofluorescence during night dives with high-intensity blue lights in watertight cases.

The research team recorded the activity (which you can't see with the human eye) using the custom-built underwater camera. The camera had different sets of filters.

"The set of filters we used for the shark-eye had similar effects as if using yellow filters to see fluorescence, as commonly done by divers," Deheyn told NBC7. "The shark eye filter set is just more finely tuned to match the data collected from the eye."

The scientists mathematically modeled the images from the camera, and found that the contrast of the patterns on the biofluorescent sharks increases with depth. That suggests the animals cannot only see the light, but are also probably using it to communicate with one another.

"This is one of the first papers on biofluorescence to show this connection, and a big step toward a functional explanation for fluorescence in fishes," said John Sparks, a curator in the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Ichthyology and a co-author on the paper.

The study was recently published in the journal Scientific Reports.



Photo Credit: J. Sparks, D. Gruber, and V. Pieribone]]>
<![CDATA[Bodies of Elite Climber, Cameraman Found in Glacier ]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 06:47:09 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/203*120/lowe_climb.jpg

The bodies of Alex Lowe, considered the top mountain climber in the world during the 1990s, and his cameraman have been found in a melting glacier in Tibet 16 years after they were buried in an avalanche, NBC New reported. 

Lowe, 40, and cameraman David Bridges, 29, were part of an expedition that set out to film a documentary series for NBC Sports when they were buried under cascades of snow on the 26,335-foot-tall Shishapangma mountain — the 14th-highest in the world — on Oct. 5, 1999.

The Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation said their remains were found last week by German climber David Göttler and Swiss climber Ueli Steck, who were acclimatizing for their own ascent on the mountain's south face.

Lowe and other climbers were seeking to become the first Americans to ski down from the summit of Shishapangma for an episode of an NBC Sports documentary series called "The North Face Expeditions," hosted by the musician Sting.



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<![CDATA[10 at 7: What You Need to Know Today]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 07:02:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Clock_Wht.jpg

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

TODAY'S TOP STORY

N.J. Man Throws Molotov Cocktail at Police Car: A New Jersey man allegedly walked into a police department parking lot and threw a Molotov cocktail at a police car. Police say 28-year-old Jose Rodriguez walked into the Gloucester City Police Department parking lot just after 8 p.m. on Saturday carrying the Molotov cocktail. He then allegedly lit the Molotov cocktail and smashed it against a marked patrol vehicle that was parked in the lot. Officers at the headquarters came out and extinguished the fire. They found Rodriguez standing nearby. Police say that when officers asked Rodriguez if he saw who started the fire, he told them he did because he wanted to go to jail. He was arrested on arson, weapons and criminal mischief charges and remains jailed on $100,000 bail.

YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST  

Fog is expected to start the work week along with some light isolated showers. Monday afternoon could see some strong thunderstorms. Temperatures are expected to warm up slightly to the mid-60s. Tuesday and Wednesday could see a chance of a shower and a temperatures are expected to be in the 60s. Rain is also expected for Thursday and Friday. High Temp: 72 degrees. Get your full NBC10 First Alert forecast here.

WHAT YOU MISSED YESTERDAY

Boy Dies, 3 Other Kids, 5 Adults Injured in Crash: A child was killed while three other children and five adults were hurt following a crash in the Wissahickon section of Philadelphia late Sunday afternoon. Police say three adults and four children were inside a vehicle traveling northbound on the 4200 block of Henry Avenue at 3:57 p.m. The vehicle then crossed into the southbound lanes and was struck by a second vehicle occupied by two adults, according to investigators. The impact caused two children inside the first vehicle to be partially ejected from the rear window, according to witnesses. Two off-duty police officers who happened to be driving in the area at the time stopped at the scene and assisted the victims. One of the officers also went into the ambulance with one of the injured children. One of the victims, a boy between the ages of 5 and 7, was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children where he died from his injuries at 4:48 p.m. Another victim, a 2-month-old baby girl, was also taken to St. Christopher's and is currently in critical condition. The other victims of the crash were taken to Einstein and Temple hospitals where they are all in stable condition, police said.

AROUND THE WORLD

Bodies of Elite Climbers Found 16 Years Later on Glacier: The bodies of Alex Lowe, considered the top mountain climber in the world during the 1990s, and his cameraman have been found in thawing glacier in Tibet 16 years after they were buried in an avalanche, Lowe's family and charitable foundation said. Lowe, 40, and cameraman David Bridges, 29, were part of an expedition that set out to film a documentary series for NBC Sports when they were buried under cascades of snow on the 26,335-foot-tall Shishapangma mountain — the 14th-highest in the world — on Oct. 5, 1999. The Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation said their remains were found last week by German climber David Göttler and Swiss climber Ueli Steck, who were acclimatizing for their own ascent on the mountain's south face. Göttler described clothing and packs found with the remains to Conrad Anker, another member of the 1999 expedition, who identified them as belonging to Lowe and Bridges. Anker, who suffered a head injury and a broken rib, married Lowe's widow, Jenni, in 2001.

TODAY'S TALKER

Woman Creates Bucket List for Terminally Ill Dog: A local therapist and animal rescue volunteer who recently learned her beloved foster dog doesn’t have much longer to live has turned tragedy into triumph, creating a bucket list for her terminally ill companion and capturing the hearts of numerous followers in the process. Dana Freidly, a Philadelphia-area therapist who has also volunteered at animal shelters and rescues for several years, first met Bentley, a 12-year-old shelter dog, in January. Pibbles & More Animal Rescue, based in Binghamton, New York, wanted to pull him from his shelter in Manhattan, giving Freidly the opportunity to provide a foster home for him. “We volunteered and the Mayor's Alliance delivered him to my front door within a few days,” Freidly said. “We pledged to save him on the day he was to be euthanized. He, unfortunately, wasn't given much time. Animals that are surrendered by their owners are only given a brief window to be rescued.” Bentley was dealing with several medical issues when Freidly first took him in. During a surgery doctors Bentley had Third-degree atrioventricular block (AV block) and not much time left to live. Knowing that Bentley’s time was limited and seeking a way to keep him calm, Freidly took her friend’s advice and created a bucket list for him. She made a Facebook page showing the 26 items on the list and has been documenting his progress. So far Bentley has accomplished four tasks on the list; becoming a therapy dog, meeting fans, becoming a professional plate licker and receiving a massage.

SPORTS SPOT

 

Phillies Beat Cleveland: The Phillies won against Cleveland 2 to 1 despite a low scoring offense. Get your full sports news at CSNPhilly.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

See more Top News Photos here.

THROUGH IGER'S EYES

@taniagail snapped this cool photo of drops of rain on a plant.

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

TODAY'S VIRAL VIDEO

Check out these mom's in action. Watch the full video here.

A LITTLE SWEETENER

Malia Obama Taking a Year Before Attending Harvard: President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after high school and attend Harvard University in 2017, the White House announced Sunday. Malia is the eldest of the Obamas' two daughters. She's 17 and a senior at the exclusive Sidwell Friends School in the District of Columbia. A Harvard spokeswoman confirmed the school has received Malia's acceptance, and said the school looks "forward to welcoming the entire freshman class to campus and seeing all they accomplish in the years ahead.” She's set to graduate high school in June, then celebrate her 18th birthday on the Fourth of July. Read more about Malia here.


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


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<![CDATA[Stabbing Happens in 1 Town, Woman Winds Up in Other Town: Dispatchers]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 05:29:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/201*120/Tanner+Avenue+Burlington+NJ.JPG

A South Jersey stabbing victim was stabbed in the back in one town then transported to the hospital from another.

Medics took the unidentified female from a home along Tanner Avenue in Burlington to Copper University Hospital around 12:30 a.m. Monday, said Burlington County dispatchers. He condition wasn’t immediately released.

The woman had a stab wound to the back and it appeared she had been stabbed in another town then taken to the Burlington home, said dispatchers.

Police responded to the home and hospital in an attempt to figure out the circumstances around the stabbing.



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<![CDATA[Big Rig Jackknifes, Spills Fuel]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 06:51:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Jackknifed+truck+3.jpg

A tractor trailer jackknifed on a New Jersey freeway Sunday, spilling fuel and tying up traffic, police say.

The truck crashed around 8 p.m. near exit 58 on I-80 in Paterson.

Photos of the scene showed the truck on the shoulder of the freeway, its front-end smashed and battered.

There were reports that the big rig leaked fuel along the roadway.

The accident caused traffic problems Sunday night, with westbound lanes completely shut down between exits 59 and 57.

No one was reported injured in the crash.

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<![CDATA[5 Years After Bin Laden's Death: What's Changed?]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 06:50:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/OBAMA_GettyImages-113463608.jpg

President Barack Obama announced Osama bin Laden's death shortly before midnight on May 1, 2011 during a televised appearance in the East Room of the White House.

"The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat al Qaeda," Obama said. 

Yet five years later, militant Islamic extremism has hardly receded, according to NBC News' analysis. There have been three important developments since bin Laden's death.

ISIS has surged onto the international stage two years ago with a series of mass executions, beheadings and enslavement. Al Qaeda's core may have lost significant ground in Pakistan, but experts worry that the group's affiliates in Yemen and Syria are poised for a comeback. Obama meanwhile, is still trying to close the prison facility at the U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba since before Bin Laden's death, arguing that it's "one of the key magnets for jihadi recruitment."



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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: 40K Hit the Street for Philly's Blue Cross BSR]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 00:20:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/Broad+Street+Run+runners+at+City+Hall.jpg Some 40,000 runners will hit the pavement on Sunday in Philadelphia's iconic Blue Cross Broad Street Run. The road race, which travels from Philadelphia's Logan neighborhood through North Philadelphia, Center City and South Philadelphia to the Navy Yard, is in its 37th year. NBC10 has crews along the route to bring live coverage and pictures of the Blue Cross Broad Street Run's most memorable moments.

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<![CDATA[Sanders Insists He Can Still Win the Dem. Nomination]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 22:32:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/526912210-bernie-sanders-contested-convention.jpg

Facing a large delegate deficit, tough odds and just 10 remaining state contests, Senator Bernie Sanders made it clear Sunday that he intends to fight on to become the Democratic presidential nominee, NBC News reports.

Sanders' stated path relies on primary opponent Hillary Clinton not reaching a majority of pledged delegates and on superdelegates' switching their allegiances.

"It is virtually impossible for Secretary Clinton to reach a majority of convention delegates by June 14 with pledged delegates alone," Sanders, a senator from Vermont, said at a news conference at the National Press Club, indicating he would fight to persuade superdelegates to flip their support.

"In other words, the convention will be a contested contest," he said of the Democratic National Convention to take place in Philadelphia in July.



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<![CDATA[Woman Creates Bucket List for Terminally Ill Dog ]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 22:36:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Dana-Freidly-and-Bentley.jpg

A local therapist and animal rescue volunteer who recently learned her beloved foster dog doesn’t have much longer to live has turned tragedy into triumph, creating a bucket list for her terminally ill companion and capturing the hearts of numerous followers in the process.

Dana Freidly, a Philadelphia-area therapist who has also volunteered at animal shelters and rescues for several years, first met Bentley, a 12-year-old shelter dog, in January. Pibbles & More Animal Rescue, based in Binghamton, New York, wanted to pull him from his shelter in Manhattan, giving Freidly the opportunity to provide a foster home for him.

“We volunteered and the Mayor's Alliance delivered him to my front door within a few days,” Freidly said. “We pledged to save him on the day he was to be euthanized. He, unfortunately, wasn't given much time. Animals that are surrendered by their owners are only given a brief window to be rescued.”

Bentley was dealing with several medical issues when Freidly first took him in.

“The only issue we were aware of upon rescuing him was a small mass on his right eyelid,” Freidly said. “We wished to take care of that right away, but he kept getting sick. We have nursed him back from kennel cough, pneumonia and an upper respiratory infection and he did not have them all at the same time. It was just one illness after another for him.”

A surgery for Bentley was finally scheduled for April 25. That’s when Freidly learned the tragic news. She found out Bentley had Third-degree atrioventricular block (AV block) and not much time left to live.

“Atria and ventricles are chambers in the heart,” Freidly said. “AV block means the electrical conduction does not pass normally through his heart muscle. This creates a very slow heart rate and his heart does not pump out enough blood. This will lead to episodes of syncope (collapse or passing out), dizziness, and weakness.”

Freidly was devastated.

“A fellow rescuer and I were crying on the phone together while I was at work,” she said. “I am actually a therapist and, through my tears, I told my fellow rescuer, ‘I have to do therapy in 20 minutes,’ and she said, ‘Get it together, girl!’”

To make matters worse, Bentley’s terminal illness would impact his adoption status.

“It was so disheartening because we believed he would finally have his eye mass addressed and then be available for adoption, after suffering from so many ailments,” Freidly said. “However, within a few hours of dropping him off with the vet, I learned that he would be hospice and not adoptable. I have always had an interest in hospice foster but it's different when it was not in the initial plan. He was not supposed to be hospice so I have needed to reframe everything. I am no longer searching for his perfect home. Instead, I am seeking to BE his perfect home.”

Knowing that Bentley’s time was limited and seeking a way to keep him calm, Freidly took her friend’s advice and created a bucket list for him. She made a Facebook page showing the 26 items on the list and has been documenting his progress. So far Bentley has accomplished four tasks on the list; becoming a therapy dog, meeting fans, becoming a professional plate licker and receiving a massage.

“His wish to be a therapy dog is my favorite,” Freidly said. “I literally took him to work, taped an inkblot from the Rorschach test to his harness, and my coworkers sat in a circle, pretending to be his patients in group therapy. Another rescue friend provided him with a lavender doggie massage.”

Freidly told NBC10 the bucket list has provided comfort to both her and Bentley during a difficult time.

“It is proving to be a nice focus for my husband and me,” she said. “Without the bucket list, I would likely be in Bentley's dog bed with him, crying all the time.”

Since Freidly created the Facebook page, Bentley has gained hundreds of fans on social media.

“It's drawing attention to dog rescue, showing off the amazing rescue organization that saved him and many people are offering to help out,” Freidly said. “Strangers have offered to send him home-made treats. Others are buying him toys. He is getting photo shoot offers. Bentley doesn't know he is terminal. He is still acting like a normal dog so I am trying to treat him like one, as cliché as that statement sounds.”

Freidly says she’s not surprised by the following the page has gotten so far or the amount of people who are touched by Bentley’s story.

“Grief and losing a loved one is an experience to which everyone can relate,” Freidly said. “I am sure the bucket list also resonates with feelings of regret that many individuals express as they age. Both sentiments--grief and regret-- can really impact someone at any point in their lives but when expressed through the perspective of a dog, it just seems less painful, safe and manageable. I pretend Bentley is talking in all the posts so it seems uplifting and cute and funny even though, in actuality, his time is coming to an end.”

Freidly hopes the bucket list can bring comfort and inspiration to other people with a loved one, whether human or animal, who is dealing with a terminal illness.

“Try not to fight feeling the grief, allow the natural process to occur and not feel embarrassed or ashamed by any feelings of devastation and struggles that coincide with the grief,” she said. “The rest of me would remind an individual that their loved one isn't gone yet so please don't act like they already are.”



Photo Credit: Dana Freidly]]>
<![CDATA[Zika Birth Defects May Be 'Tip of the Iceberg': Experts]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 07:20:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_670850476149-zika.jpg

The explosion of cases of birth defects caused by Zika virus may be the "tip of the iceberg," experts said Sunday.

Many cases have probably been missed because babies looked normal when they were born, NBC News reported. But hidden birth defects are almost certain to turn up as the babies grow.

"The microcephaly and other birth defects we have been seeing could be the tip of the iceberg," Dr. Sonja Rasmussen of the CDC said at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Baltimore. Brazil has confirmed 2,844 cases of Zika in pregnant women.

But there is some good news coming out of the early observations of the yearlong epidemic in Brazil: Children are rarely infected with Zika.



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<![CDATA[Boy Dies, 3 Other Kids, 5 Adults Hurt in Crash ]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 04:19:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Henry-Avenue-Crash.jpg

A child was killed while three other children and five adults were hurt following a crash in the Wissahickon section of Philadelphia late Sunday afternoon.

Police say three adults and four children were inside a vehicle traveling northbound on the 4200 block of Henry Avenue at 3:57 p.m. The vehicle then crossed into the southbound lanes and was struck by a second vehicle occupied by two adults, according to investigators.

The impact caused two children inside the first vehicle to be partially ejected from the rear window, according to witnesses. Two off-duty police officers who happened to be driving in the area at the time stopped at the scene and assisted the victims. One of the officers also went into the ambulance with one of the injured children. Other Good Samaritans alsfao stopped and helped the victims before medics arrived. Derek Johnson, a student at nearby Philadelphia University, saw the chaotic aftermath of the crash after getting a call from his girlfriend.

"People were laying facedown," he said. "When we were talking to one of the tow truck guys he said they were trying to resuscitate two of the children. There was about eight ambulances that came and left."

One of the victims, a boy between the ages of 5 and 7, was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children where he died from his injuries at 4:48 p.m. Another victim, a 2-month-old baby girl, was also taken to St. Christopher's and is currently in critical condition. The other victims of the crash were taken to Einstein and Temple hospitals where they are all in stable condition, police said.

Officials continue to investigate the cause of the accident though they say DUI is not suspected. Witnesses told NBC10 the stretch of road where the crash occurred includes a curve that is particularly dangerous during rainy weather. Residents in the area as well as a state representative have lobbied PennDOT to make safety changes to the area.

Henry Avenue was closed for several hours after the accident. It has since been reopened.



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<![CDATA[Blue Cross Broad Street Run Results]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 08:19:07 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/Broad+Street+Run+47.jpg

Another Blue Cross Broad Street Run is in the books Sunday after more than 40,000 runners braved rain, wet roads and headwinds to compete in the 37th annual iconic Philadelphia 10-miler.

The race kicked off on Broad Street near Fisher Avenue, in Logan, just about 8 a.m. The first athlete to make it to South Philadelphia's Navy Yard was Tony Noguiera, who competes in a wheelchair.

After the finish line, Noguiera, of Glen Ridge, New Jersey, said he "felt great," despite the damp conditions. The 48-year-old told NBC10 he just competed in the Boston Marathon and that he races Broad Street as a training race.

The first-place runner, 24-year-old Abebe Mekuria, ran the 10 miles in 48:43 with a pace of 4:52 per mile. Mekuria didn't stick around for the awards ceremony after the race, but talked briefly with NBC10's Lauren Mayk at the finish line.

"I'm feeling not too bad," Mekuria said.

Just behind Mekuria was Mathew Kiplagat, 33, of White Plains, New York, who ran the race in 48:51 with a 4:53 mile pace. In third was David Fuentes, 29, of Austin, Texas, with a total time of 49:28 and a pace of 4:56 per mile.

The leading woman to cross the finish line was the Delaware Valley's own Crystal Burnick, of Skippack, Montgomery County. Burnick, 27, finished the race -- her fifth Blue Cross Broad Street Run -- in 57:05, with a pace of 5:42 per mile. She placed 92nd overall.

Burnick's fiance, Bob Bacon, crossed the finish line minutes after her, racing to give her a post-race kiss.

"She always impresses me more and more, and this is just icing on the cake," Bacon said of Burnick. Bacon, 28, finished the race in 59:45, clocking a 5:58 mile and placing 193rd.

The first local athlete to finish the race was Justin Garrard, 29, of Philadelphia, who came in eighth place, finishing the race in 50:07 with a pace of 5:00 a mile, according to the Blue Cross Broad Street Run placings list. Darryl Brown, of Exton, Pennsylvania, is the only other local runner who placed in the top 10. The 33-year-old came in 10th, finishing the race in 51:23 with a 5:08 mile pace.

Not far behind Burnick was another Pennsylvanian placing second among women in the race. 23-year-old Emily Giannotti, of Ephrata, completed the 10 miles in 57:53 with a pace of 5:47 per mile. She finished 109th overall. Finishing third for women was Amanda Scott, 28, of Boulder, Colorado, who finished in 57:58 with a pace of 5:47 per mile. She finished 113th overall.

Of NBC10's Blue Cross Broad Street Run team, anchor/reporter Keith Jones finished first, running the race in 1:11:06 and pacing at 7:06 per mile. Jones beat his time last year by more than 20 minutes.

NBC10 traffic reporter Jessica Boyington, who learned she'd be running on Team 10 in her first Broad Street Run just a few weeks ago, finished in 1:38:21, running a 9:50 mile.

Daniel Stamm, of NBC10's Digital Team, finished not far behind Jones, in 1:15:56, running a 7:35 mile.

Telemundo62's Christian Cazares ran a 13:08 mile, according to the Broad Street Run results page, finishing the race in 2:11:37. CSNPhilly's Marshall Harris also ran in the race.

Runners made their way down Broad Street, around City Hall at mile five, and continued on through South Philadelphia into the Navy Yard.

The Blue Cross Broad Street Run is the largest 10-mile race in the United States.

Despite the dreary forecast with rain and cooler temperatures, as runners looked forward to the Sunday-morning race, they said they were still excited.

"This is a race I would run in the rain, wind sleet, snow. It's just a fun run," Fred Burke, a runner from Chicago, told NBC10. "I love the atmosphere and the energy."



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<![CDATA[2 Stabbed Inside Small Philly Grocery Store]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 00:19:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015075856_1200x675_677549123954.jpg Police are searching for a man who stabbed two people inside a North Philadelphia grocery store. Both victims, a 17-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man, are expected to survive. ]]> <![CDATA[Montco Wawa Sells Million-Dollar Lottery Ticket]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 13:44:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Pennsylvania+Lottery+Generic.jpg

A Montgomery County Wawa customer became a millionaire last week after buying a million-dollar lottery ticket at a North Wales outpost of the convenience store.

According to the Pennsylvania Lottery, the customer purchased a Match 6 ticket that netted $1.2 million in winnings at the Wawa store at North Wales and Horsham roads in North Wales.

A big-jackpot ticket was also sold across the state, at GoSunoco in Brownsville, Fayetteville County, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery. That ticket, a Cash 5 jackpot winner, was worth $800,000.

The North Wales winner's identity has not been made public.



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<![CDATA[Memorial for Teen Girl Who Died Following School Fight]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 04:45:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Amy-Joyner-Francis-New-Lead.jpg

A memorial service was held for a 16-year-old girl who died following a fight with other girls at a Wilmington, Delaware high school.

Loved ones of Amy Joyner-Francis offered their condolences to her family Sunday evening at St. Paul UAME Church in Wilmington.

On April 21, Joyner-Francis was involved in a fight with at least two other girls in a first-floor women’s bathroom inside Howard High School of Technology at the start of classes that day. After the fight, she complained about head and chest pain. A school resource officer called 911 and Joyner-Francis lost consciousness before medics arrived. CPR was performed as she was flown to a nearby children's hospital where she later died. 

An autopsy was performed, but the results haven't been released because the investigation is ongoing, the coroner said.

Three girls who were considered persons of interest in the teen’s death were suspended by school officials but so far no charges have been filed.

"These things take time," Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings said of the investigation. "We are not at a position at this time to file charges."

The girl's death left the high school community reeling. Students held vigils and mourned their friend's death and parents flooded school officials with calls about student safety. The school held two nights of parent meetings to allay parent's fears.

"It's very, very sad inside," said Wilmington mayoral candidate Steven Washington. "Everybody is hurting. The little kids, the high school students, there's a lot of them in there."

Cummings did not say when police may wrap up the investigation, but assured the community that it would be thorough.

During Sunday's memorial, friends, family and even strangers gathered to say goodbye.

“We’re all hurting,” said Marselino Candelaria, a family friend. “For your daughter not to come home or your son not to come home because you’re going to get an education and then nobody’s been charged yet. What’s going on in Wilmington?”

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<![CDATA[1 Hurt After Driver Crashes Car Into Pottstown Home ]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 00:16:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Car-Into-Pottstown-Home.jpg

At least one person was hurt after a driver crashed into a Pottstown home Sunday night. The vehicle slammed into a home on N. Hanover and Wilson streets.

Police say a person inside the car suffered minor injuries. No one inside the home was hurt however.

Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.



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<![CDATA[Philly Political Consultant William Miller, IV Dies ]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 20:28:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/William-Miller.jpg

William Miller, IV, a political consultant who helped forge the campaigns of some of Philadelphia’s most prominent politicians, died at the age of 68 Saturday. Miller’s family confirmed he died at Abington Memorial Hospital of complications from a stroke.

Born in West Philadelphia, Miller served in the United States Air Force and then received his Bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University and his Master’s Degree in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

Miller spent over two decades working in Philadelphia’s city government in which he held several positions, including the Chief Deputy Register of Wills. He then founded Ross Associates, Inc. in 1981, a Philadelphia-based political consulting firm that directs electoral politics and campaigns. That same year he served under Philadelphia Mayor William J. Green as the architect and Executive Director of a Task Force which worked to increase minority hiring in the Philadelphia Police Department. In 1983 he was the political and field director for W. Wilson Goode, helping him become Philadelphia’s first African-American mayor.  

Miller was also the co-founder of former Pennsylvania Governor Robert P. Casey’s Advisory Commission on African-American Affairs, a founding board member of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Philadelphia, and the senior consultant to the Pennsylvania State Democratic Party. As the senior consultant, Miller became the first African-American to lead a state delegation to a national convention during the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco.

Among his other accomplishments, Miller was also appointed to the Tax Reform Commission in 2003 in which he researched ways to lower taxes and attract businesses to Philadelphia. In 2004 he created Philadelphia Forward, a nonprofit public policy advocacy organization, serving as the group’s chairman until December, 2006. Miller also served on the Board of Directors of Allion Healthcare, Inc., Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.

Miller is survived by a wife, daughter, son, daughter-in-law, three grandchildren and two sisters. A viewing will be held for Miller Friday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church on 610 Summit Avenue in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. A funeral service will immediately follow at the church.



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<![CDATA[Man Robs Mayfair 7-Eleven: Police ]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 18:23:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/7-Eleven-Robbery1.jpg

Police are searching for a man accused of robbing a 7-Eleven store in the Mayfair section of the city.

The suspect walked into the 7-Eleven on the 3300 block of Tyson Avenue at 2:26 a.m. Sunday while holding an object that appeared to be a gun underneath his sweatshirt, police said. He then walked toward an employee working behind the counter and told him, “Give me all the f****** money,” according to investigators.

The worker handed the suspect between $150 and $200, police said. The suspect then ran out of the store and turned right towards Rowland Avenue on foot.

The suspect is described as a white male standing 6-feet and weighing between 180 and 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a grey and black hooded sweatshirt, blue sweatpants, a yellow t-shirt covering his face and black sunglasses, police said.

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



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<![CDATA[A Look at Clinton's Promise of a Cabinet Full of Women]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 17:42:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_16122673573195-hillary-clinton-campaign-trail.jpg

Hillary Clinton last week pledged that, if elected, she would appoint a presidential cabinet in which at least half of the members are women, a move that would profoundly shift the look of the people who govern America, according to NBC News.

Clinton, in an interview on Monday with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, said, "I am going to have a cabinet that looks like America, and 50 percent of America is women, right?" 

Only 30 women have ever held Cabinet posts. Both George W. Bush and Barack Obama appointed a number of women to key posts, but women held just four of the 16 official Cabinet posts during most of their tenures. Clinton is pledging to double that number.

"No hint of quotas or numeric targets — other than 'more than my predecessor' — has ever been part of cabinet head discussions before," said Heather Hurlburt, who served as a senior adviser at the State Department and National Security Council from 1995-2001. "So it's an enormous deal."



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<![CDATA[Delaware County Crash Leaves Adult, Child Struck]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 04:42:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Delaware-County-Autoped.jpg

An adult and child were both struck by a vehicle in Delaware County Sunday afternoon.

Officials say a 50-year-old and 8-year-old were both on Holland Street and Hollis Avenue in Crum Lynne when they were struck by a vehicle. Officials have not yet revealed the victims’ conditions.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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<![CDATA[NBC10 First Alert Weather: Rain Threats All Week]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 14:26:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015071573_1200x675_677353027858.jpg After a damp, dreary and rainy Sunday, NBC10 First Alert Meteorologist Michelle Grossman is tracking a threat of showers that will stick around through most of the workweek. Check out the details in her 10-day outlook.]]> <![CDATA[Why I Run: It Clears My Mind]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 13:04:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Pamela+Pfister+Broad+Street+Run.jpg Pamela Pfister began running later in life, and today at 60 she is ready for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run! ]]> <![CDATA[Trump Leads Cruz in Crucial Indiana Primary: Poll]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 10:17:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_161110678355521.jpg

Donald Trump holds a 15-point lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the potentially decisive May 3 presidential primary race in Indiana, according to results from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll.

Trump gets support from 49 percent of likely Republican primary voters in the state, followed by Cruz at 34 percent and John Kasich at 13 percent. If that margin holds on Tuesday, Trump would be on path towards obtaining the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the GOP nomination on a first ballot at the GOP convention in July.

According to the poll, 58 percent of likely Republican primary voters in Indiana say they disapprove of Cruz and Kasich teaming up to beat Trump in the state.

Meanwhile, in the Hoosier State's Democratic contest, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders by just four points, 50 percent to 46 percent.



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<![CDATA[Meet the '16 Blue Cross BSR's Fastest Woman]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 11:43:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/194*120/crystal+burnick+first+female+finisher+broad+street+run+BSR.JPG

No amount of rain, dark clouds or headwind could damper Crystal Burnick's spirit in the moments after she crossed the finish line at the 2016 Blue Cross Broad Street Run, placing first among women in the race and 92nd overall.

Burnick, 27, who is from Skippack, Montgomery County, ran the 10-mile race in 57:05, with a pace of 5:42 per mile, according to race standing statistics.

NBC10 was there as she and her fiance, Bob Bacon -- who also ran the race -- shared a special moment together beyond the finish line.

"She always impresses me more and more, and this is just icing on the cake," said Bacon, 28, as he stood next to Burnick. "She works so hard, she gets out there every day just grinding, and this is the reward for it, and I couldn't be happier. So that's why I had to finish as fast as I could, to give her a kiss."

Bacon finished the race about two and a half minutes behind his fiancee, in 59:45, pacing at 5:58 a mile.

Burnick, a veteran runner who now has five Blue Cross Broad Street Runs under her belt, said she tried a new strategy during Sunday's Blue Cross Broad Street Run, and it paid off.

"I just followed what my coach told me to do, go out a little more conservative than I had ever done before, and I had a lot more left at the end, so I felt strong enough and just kept it going," Burnick said. "And made some friends along the way who helped me out and helped me pace."

Burnick said that's what she loves most about running Broad Street: The crowds cheer on the runners, and the runners cheer on each other.

"Even on a rainy day like this, there were still people everywhere. Broad street, everyone supports each other, and I love it," Burnick said. "This is my fifth year running it, and I plan to keep running it."



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<![CDATA[Baghdad Protesters Disperse After Green Zone Breach]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 09:38:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-526598646.jpg

Protesters who attacked security forces and stormed the parliament in Iraq's capital disbanded Sunday, shortly after Iraq's prime minister ordered the arrest of the demonstrators whose actions sparked a state of emergency, NBC News reports.

Roads to and from Baghdad had reopened after security forces secured the breach of the heavily fortified Green Zone.

The protesters, who were responding to popular Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's call to pressure the government to introduce reforms, left the parliament building on Saturday night and were holding a sit-in at the Saddam-era Grand Festivities Square, but retreated Sunday at al-Sadr's prompting.

Iraq has been mired in a political crisis for months, hindering the government's ability to combat ISIS — which still controls much of the country's north and west — or address a financial crisis largely prompted by the plunge in global oil prices.



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<![CDATA[IBX CEO Daniel Hilferty Talks Blue Cross Broad Street Run]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 08:22:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015071380_1200x675_677240899965.jpg Sunday marks the 37th annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run. NBC10's Katy Zachry is live along the race route with Independence Blue Cross CEO Daniel Hilferty talking about the iconic Philadelphia road race.]]> <![CDATA[AC Expressway Roadwork Starts This Week]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 13:15:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015070936_1200x675_677238851784.jpg Motorists will face exit closures and detours along the Atlantic City Expressway beginning this week. Visit 511nj.org for details and updates. ]]>