<![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-usSun, 29 May 2016 07:35:40 -0400Sun, 29 May 2016 07:35:40 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Southwest Philadelphia Shooting Leaves Man Dead]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 07:29:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/208*120/52nd+woodland+homicide+scene+kristen.JPG

A 39-year-old man died early Sunday after police say he was shot while sitting in a minivan on a Southwest Philadelphia street.

Police responded to the intersection of 52nd Street and Woodland Avenue, in Kingsessing, at 5:12 a.m. When they arrived, officers found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the head inside a minivan.

The man was pronounced dead there, police said.

The corner of 52nd and Woodland has a functioning city camera, according to police. Detectives were working to obtain and review that surveillance video early Sunday in hopes that it captured the shooting.

The man's identity has not been released.

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<![CDATA[First Alert: Tropical Storm En Route]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 07:30:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015511050_1200x675_695024707777.jpg We're in for a roller coaster of a week with Tropical Storm Bonnie bringing messy weather for Memorial Day, then some sunshine and slightly cooler temperatures before more rain. NBC10 First Alert Meteorologist Erika Martin has the details in her 10-day forecast.]]> <![CDATA[Beautiful Weather Kicks Off Summer at the Shore]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 07:19:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015510996_1200x675_695024707680.jpg The holiday weekend's hot, sunny weather brought people in droves to the Jersey Shore, making for a strong start to the summer season for beach towns. NBC10's Pamela Osborne is live on the boardwalk in Ocean City.]]> <![CDATA[Memorial Day Celebrations, Remembrances Underway]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 06:51:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015510854_1200x675_695006787908.jpg From the Shore to Philadelphia, Memorial Day celebrations and remembrances are happening all weekend in our area.]]> <![CDATA[First Alert Weather: Tropical Storm Approaches]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 06:38:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015510849_1200x675_695007299897.jpg Sunday should stay mostly dry in our area, but clouds are moving in as Tropical Storm Bonnie approaches landfall in the south. NBC10 First Alert Meteorologist Erika Martin has the details on when to expect showers and thunderstorms.]]> <![CDATA[Sanders Warns Clinton on Running Mate Pick ]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 20:05:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/split2-clinton-sanders.jpg

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sent a warning to rival Hillary Clinton again about her pick for a running mate. 

During an interview to air on Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sanders doubled down on his warning, saying Clinton’s choice for vice president will be critical in winning his supporters going into the general election.

"That means having a candidate who can excite working families, excite young people, bring them into the political process, create a large voter turnout," Sanders told host Chuck Todd. 

The Vermont senator said Clinton should pick a hardline progressive as a running mate if she secures the Democratic nomination for president. That, he said, could appeal to supporters who flocked to the Sanders campaign during the primary.

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<![CDATA[Philly POPS Perform Memorial Concert for Nation's Heroes]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 22:47:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/Philly+Pops+29.jpg The Philly POPS held the city's first ever Memorial Day concert at the Mann Music Center Saturday night, honoring the American tradition of service and celebrating those who serve. Free tickets to the event were given to 2,000 military vets, police officers, firefighters and other first responders. Additional tickets were also made available to all Philadelphia School District students and teachers as well as Boy and Girl Scouts.

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<![CDATA[SoCal Schools Probe Animal Abuse]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 15:43:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Goat+Pomona+05.28.16.JPG

Officials are investigating two incidents of possible animal cruelty at Southern California high schools, and at least one of them may have been part of a senior prank, authorities said.

Baby, a 5-year-old goat, went missing May 19 after its owner says a group of teens from Ganesha High School in Pomona broke into her property and took her.

"They came in the middle of the night and stole her from our property and took her to the school and painted on her and who knows what else they've done to her," the owner, who asked not to be identified, said.

Baby was found with a broken leg on school campus the next day, a Ganesha High School student told NBC4. "It's one thing to do a prank and one thing to do this, hurt and animal," the student said.

Its owner says her face was swollen and her body, painted in the school's colors, was half shaven.

"If they can do this to an animal what can they do to a human?" the owner said.

Baby died Thursday following surgery, her owner said. The Inland Valley Humane Society was investigating the incident.

Pomona Unified School District issued a statement, saying the "safety of our students, staff and campus facilities, as well as superlative respect to our local community" is a priority.

"As a high school ranked in the top 4th percentile in CA by U.S. News & World Report, we take our role as a model academic high school very seriously and we do not condone injustices toward people or animals," the statement said, highlight their "zero-tolerance policy for deviations to academic and safety standards."

In a separate incident, two rabbits were found dead Friday morning at Riverside Polytechnic High School, according to the Riverside Unified School District.

District officials said staff arrived on campus around 5:30 a.m. and found three dead rabbits as well as toilet paper, trash, graffiti with inappropriate language and symbols and broken windows.

The Riverside School District initially said the incident was an apparent senior prank, adding it was "disheartened at this unfortunate news."

However, Michael Roe, principal at Polytechnic High School later said that these incidents were not part of a senior prank but rather "a coordinated effort to vandalize our school," and called the acts "unnerving." 

"To carry out this kind of act on a high school campus - or anywhere in the community for that matter - is cause for concern and proportionate action," Roe said in a statement. "I am incredibly proud of the response from the Poly community - the district, RPD, parents, wealth of students and staff who have denounced these cowardice acts."

Officials also said the district was working the Riverside Police Department to comb through multiple angles of video footage from the incident, and will be interviewing students who may have been involved.

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<![CDATA[Gorilla Killed at Cincinnati Zoo After Child Climbs In Enclosure]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 02:02:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Cincinnati-Gorilla-.jpg

A gorilla was shot dead Saturday at the Cincinnati Zoo by an employee who feared the animal would harm a small child who climbed into its enclosure, NBC News reported. 

The 17-year-old, 400-pound gorilla was killed with one shot from a long rifle. The child was then taken to hospital with serious injuries, according to the statement.

The child remained conscious during the entire incident, which lasted 10 minutes. First responders "witnessed a gorilla who was violently dragging and throwing the child," Cincinnati Fire Department Chief Marc Monahan wrote in a statement.

The boy climbed under a railing and through wires, falling about 10 feet into the enclosure, according to zoo officials.

Officials said there was no option to tranquilize, since it would take several minutes to take effect in such a large animal.

Photo Credit: Cincinnati Zoo
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<![CDATA[Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 00:40:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Ocean-City-Memorial-Day.jpg Memorial Day Weekend celebrations are in full swing throughout the region. NBC10's Drew Smith has the highlights.]]> <![CDATA[Tree Branch Falls on Father, Son at Neshaminy State Park ]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 00:14:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Fallen-Tree.jpg

Officials rescued a father and his young son after a tree branch fell on top of them at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem, Pennsylvania Saturday afternoon.

Officials say a family was having a picnic under a tree at the park, located on 3401 State Road, when a branch snapped and fell about 50 feet. The father heard a cracking sound, picked up his 4-year-old son and tried to get out of the way but the branch fell on top of both of them.

"Everybody was screaming," said Sonaida Fernandez, a witness. "Everybody was running to the tree."

The father and son were trapped underneath the branch until first responders arrived and freed them.

"There was one guy trying to help," said Juanita DiGiannantonio, another witness. "He took the tree off the guy. The tree was so heavy but he removed it but he told the man to stay still."

The father and son were both taken to Aria Torresdale Hospital where they are being treated for lacerations. Officials have not yet revealed their conditions.

Trees at Neshaminy State Park are normally surveyed after storms. Assistant Regional Park Manager Barbara Davey told NBC10 the tree limb seemed healthy after inspection and there was no forewarning.

"Trees fall all the time but we do our best to make sure that in our heavy day use areas that we inspect all the trees as much as we can," Davey said. "We will reinspect all the trees in the area. We do it over and over again."

The area of the park where the tree branch collapsed will remain closed off for the rest of the weekend until park rangers determine no one else is in danger.

<![CDATA[Bodies of 2 Dogs Found Tied Up and Burned in Chester ]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 00:16:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Chester-Dogs-Tied-Up-and-Bu.jpg

Police are investigating a deadly case of animal cruelty in Chester City. The bodies of two dogs were found tied up and burned Saturday night.

Crews responded to the 2800 block of W. 6th Street where they found two dogs that had been tied up and set on fire in an alley behind a garage. Both dogs, which investigators say appeared to be mixed-breed pit bulls, died from their injuries.

Officials say both dogs were also inside a tote and may have already been dead before being placed in the bag and set on fire. Officials will perform necropsies on the dogs to determine a cause of death.

Chester Police are handling the investigation. Officials have not yet released information on any suspects.

<![CDATA[Historic 160-Year-Old Tree in Philadelphia Cemetery Felled ]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 19:27:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/George-Meade-Tree-Lead.jpg

A 160-year-old tree in Philadelphia's Laurel Hill Cemetery that sheltered famous visitors including presidents and Civil War generals has been felled.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Norway maple that stood over the grave of General George Meade in the cemetery overlooking the East Falls section was brought down Saturday because of its weakened condition.

The tree and the grave of Meade, the victorious commander at Gettysburg, were visited by many of his fellow Union generals, including three who went on to became presidents: Ulysses Grant, Benjamin Harrison and Rutherford B. Hayes.

Civil War author and historian Andy Waskie, a board member of the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery, said "many battlefields have such 'witness trees' that survived the fighting and are honored."

Photo Credit: Rich Wilhelm ]]>
<![CDATA[Tropical Storm Forms Near Carolinas, 4 Dead in Texas Downpours]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 04:19:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Texas+Flooding+2.jpg

A tropical depression strengthened into a tropical storm Saturday off the Carolinas, the latest wild weather expected to hit the country over the holiday weekend, NBC News reported. 

Tropical Storm Bonnie was about 130 miles southeast of Beaufort, South Carolina, and was forecast to drench the Carolinas with up to 3 inches of rain, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters said high winds and dangerous waves could also hit the two states, as well as Georgia and Florida. 

No evacuations were ordered as of Saturday afternoon.

In Texas, at least four people were killed and two others missing after downpours, with the state expecting more rain through Memorial Day. 

The governor of Missouri declared a state of emergency ahead of heavy rains Saturday. Since Tuesday, storms in the state have caused high winds, heavy rains and flash flooding — with more rain predicted into the weekend.

Photo Credit: Mark Preidger
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<![CDATA[Holiday Weekend Celebrations Underway in Philadelphia]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 21:13:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Memorial-Day-Weekend-Soccer.jpg Memorial Day weekend celebrations were underway Saturday in Philadelphia, including several family-fun activities at Penn's Landing. NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal was there live, scoping out the scene and seeing how families were celebrating.]]> <![CDATA[Memorials Held for Fallen Soldiers Across the Region]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 21:07:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015507485_1200x675_694895171790.jpg Memorials and tributes for fallen soldiers were held across the region on Saturday. In Camden County, a ceremony honored more than 100 county veterans killed in action. In Montgomery County, volunteers spent their day placing flags on graves of fallen soldiers. ]]> <![CDATA[Woman Struck, Killed by Vehicle on Roosevelt Boulevard ]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 17:02:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/CHOPPER+BLVD+PED+AX+-+17-17-28-24_19615356.jpg

A woman died from her injuries after she was struck by a vehicle on Roosevelt Boulevard in the Olney section of Philadelphia.

On Friday, shortly before 5 p.m., a 56-year-old man was driving a 2012 Chevy Equinox southbound in the inner lanes of the Boulevard near Bingham Street. He then went through the crossover to the outer lanes and struck a 20-year-old woman who was crossing the Boulevard, according to officials. Police say the woman was jogging against the red signal at a location that has the pedestrian activated traffic signal. They also say she ran into the side of the vehicle and was thrown into the windshield before landing on the ground.

The woman suffered severe head injuries and was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead at 12:51 p.m. Saturday. Officials have not yet revealed her identity.

Police say the striking vehicle remained at the scene.

Lanes were shut down during the Friday evening rush but later reopened.

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<![CDATA[Motorcyclist Dies After Crashing Into SUV ]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 06:50:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Deadly-Motorcycle-Crash.jpg

A motorcyclist died from his injuries after he crashed into an SUV in Philadelphia overnight.

The 23-year-old man was riding a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle eastbound on C Street and crossing Roosevelt Boulevard around 12:40 a.m. Saturday when he lost control and crashed into a 2004 Nissan Murano that was traveling westbound on C Street.

The victim suffered severe head trauma. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:22 p.m. Police have not yet released his identity.

The driver of the Nissan Murano stayed at the scene and was not injured during the crash.

<![CDATA[Man Runs 50 Marathons in 50 States]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 16:59:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/marathon+dad+0528.jpg

A west suburban Chicago man has completed a lofty goal of running a marathon in all 50 states. 

On Saturday, Kevin Ely of Geneva, Illinois, ran the 34th annual Bayshore Marathon in Traverse City, Michigan, the final state in his quest.

Ely initially set the goal of running 50 marathons in 50 states as a personal milestone. He had already checked 13 states off the list when he attended an expo in California, where he learned about the Free Wheelchair Mission, a nonprofit that offers cost-effective wheelchairs to people with disabilities. 

"I thought, 'I need to turn this from being a selfish thing for me and what I could accomplish for myself,'" he said. "At the end, nobody would have really cared. It was a realization that I needed to do something to make an impact." 

As the father of a 7-year-old with cerebral palsy, his understanding of the importance of mobility, the cost to provide methods of movement, and the fact that millions of people around the world don't have access to those methods eventually led him to a fundraising mission: Marathons for Mobility. 

Ely originally set a fundraising goal of $42,000 to be donated to the Free Wheelchair Mission. But by Saturday, he had exceeded that goal, raising $45,461, which will provide 583 wheelchairs.

Since setting the summer 2016 completion date more than two years ago, Ely has averaged one marathon every three or four weeks, and he plans to hang up his running shoes and never run again after Saturday's race. 

"I've lost quite a few weekends with my family. It's one of the things I want to get back when I stop running," Ely said. "As patient and supportive as they've been, it's time to give my time and support back to them."

As for his time? Ely said he ran his final marathon in 3:57:29. 

Photo Credit: Kevin Ely
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<![CDATA[Pelicans Guard Shot & Killed]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 05:41:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/052816+Bryce+Dejean+Jones.jpg

Bryce Dejean-Jones, a guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, was fatally shot after he kicked down the door of a Dallas apartment early Saturday morning, police said.

According to police, officers were called to the Camden Belmont apartment complex on the 2500 block of Bennett Avenue at 3:20 a.m. regarding a shooting.

The resident of the apartment, whose identity was not released, was sleeping when he heard a man, identified as 23-year-old Bryce Dejean-Jones, breaking down the front door, police said.

The resident, armed with a handgun, called out and heard no response. As Dejean-Jones kicked open the bedroom door, the resident fired his gun, police said.

Dejean-Jones left the apartment and collapsed. He was later brought to a hospital and pronounced dead from a gunshot wound, according to the police statement.

Agent Scott W. Nichols said Dejean-Jones was in the wrong place at the wrong time. 

"Bryce was visiting his girlfriend in Dallas for his daughter’s 1st birthday. This was the first time Bryce visited her new apartment. Later that night, Bryce came back to the apartment, incidentally he went to the wrong apartment on the 3rd floor just below his girlfriends fourth floor apartment. He was attempting to enter the apartment which led to him ultimately being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Bryce was then shot and killed. "

The Camden Belmont Manager, Joshua Pool, sent this email to residents of the apartment complex: [[381214051,C]]

According to Joshua Pool, Dejean-Jones was trying to enter one apartment and broke into the wrong one instead. It is unknown at this time which apartment Dejean-Jones was trying to enter. The manager confirmed that no residents of the apartment complex have been injured.

The New Orleans Pelicans released the following statement on the passing of Bryce Dejean-Jones:

“It is with deep sadness that the Pelicans organization acknowledges the sudden passing of Bryce Dejean-Jones. We are devastated at the loss of this young man’s life who had such a promising future ahead of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bryce’s family during this difficult time.” [[381218631, C]]

Bryce Dejean-Jones started playing for the Pelicans in February.

In Dejean-Jones' only NBA season, which ended in February because of a broken right wrist, the 6-foot-6 guard started 11 of 14 games and averaged 5.6 points and 3.4 rebounds.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver called it a "tragic loss."

"Bryce inspired countless people with his hard work and perseverance on his journey to the NBA, and he had a bright future in our league," Silver said in a statement issued Saturday.

Dejean-Jones was part of the 2014-15 Iowa State team that went 25-9, captured a Big 12 title and made a fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. He was fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 10.5 points in 33 games. He shot a career-best 47.6 percent in his lone season as a Cyclone. He also played at Southern California and UNLV and was signed by the Pelicans last summer after not being selected in the 2015 draft.

"Bryce's dedication and hard work on his journey to the NBA will forever serve as an inspiration to us all," said National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts, who had posted a link to the story of Dejean-Jones' death on Twitter and wrote that it was "The news I pray every day I never have to hear."

Dejean-Jones was suspended late in the 2013-14 season from UNLV for conduct detrimental to the team, and announced that he was leaving USC midway through the 2010-11 season.

"This is a very, very sad and tragic day for everyone that's a part of the Cyclone basketball family," Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said.

Former Cyclones coach Fred Hoiberg, now the coach of the NBA's Chicago Bulls, added in a statement that Dejean-Jones was a "passionate and talented player that lived out his dream of playing in the NBA through hard work and perseverance."

Nichols said Dejean-Jones had nearly completed his rehab and was set to begin shooting with his right hand again next week.

"It's shocking this happened," Nichols said. "Wrong place, wrong time, I think."

Besides Muhammad, several NBA players reacted on Twitter on Saturday.

"Crazy how life is man," wrote Brooklyn Nets guard Shane Larkin. "Prayers out to Bryce Dejean Jones and his family."

Added Quincy Pondexter, one of Dejean-Jones' teammates with the Pelicans: "This Can't be real life... Rest easy lil bro."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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<![CDATA[Crowds Gather at Jersey Shore Beaches for Holiday Weekend]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 19:12:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Ocean-City-Memorial-Day-Wee.jpg High temperatures and a long weekend made the summer unofficially kick-off in Ocean City, New Jersey on Saturday. NBC10's Drew Smith was among beach goers. ]]> <![CDATA[3-Year-Old Girl Falls From Window ]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 20:57:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Girl-Falls-From-Window.jpg

A 3-year-old girl fell from a second-story window Saturday in Germantown and was rushed to the hospital with a head injury, police said.

The incident occurred outside a home on the 500 block of Manheim Street. A man who lives in the house put his 3-year-old twin daughters to bed for their nap around noon.

Around 12:30 p.m. a family member who lives on the first floor of the home then told him that one of his daughters was outside. When he went up stairs to check on her he spotted a hole in the screen and his daughters were nowhere to be found. He then went back outside and found one of the girls on the ground bleeding from her head. The girl's twin sister was also outside though she did not have any visible injuries.

The father called 911 and police arrived at the home. Police say the twin girl who was bleeding from her head suffered a fractured skull. She was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital where she is currently in stable condition. The girl's twin sister was also taken to the hospital after police determined she may have also fallen out of the window. Doctors determined she was not injured however.

Police continue to investigate the incident.

<![CDATA[Baby Girl Injured in Fiery City Ave Crash ]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 16:24:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/City-Avenue-Fiery-Crash-Bab.jpg

A baby girl was injured in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on City Avenue in Lower Merion early Saturday morning.

The accident, which involved three vehicles, occurred on City Avenue at Merion Road around 1:30 a.m. The crash caused at least one of the vehicles to catch fire.

A 6-month-old baby girl was injured in the accident and taken to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Officials have not yet revealed her condition.

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<![CDATA['Baby Boom' for World's Rarest Leopard in Russia]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 13:29:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Persian+Leopard.jpg

The endangered Persian leopard is being reintroduced to Sochi, Russia, nearly a century after they were hunted to the brink of extinction, NBC News reported.

Today, there are fewer than 400 Persian leopards in the wild, with the only sustainable wild populations in Iran and Turkmenistan.

The Persian Leopard Breeding and Rehabilitation Center in Sochi, created in 2012, has helped the population make a modest recovery in recent years. The project is bankrolled by the Russian government.

Conservationists will release two 3-year-old animals within the next few weeks, followed by another pair later this year. Officials hope a leopard colony will again take root in the southeastern corner of Europe and spread eastward. But vital migration routes the animal needs to thrive are under threat from expanding ski resorts.

Photo Credit: Natural Resources and Ecology Ministry of Russia
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<![CDATA[Six Numbers That Show Why Clinton Is Still the Favorite in 2016]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 12:04:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/CLINTON_AP_485476905075.jpg

The 2016 general election race is now a virtual tie. The most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows the Democratic front-runner clinging to a narrow lead in a head-to-head match up with the Republican nominee.

But an analysis of data from the poll shows that Clinton is still the more likely candidate to emerge as the winner when the voting's all over on Nov. 8, 2016.

The advantage for a generic Democratic candidate over a generic Republican is 4 percentage points. And though both parties are unpopular, the Democratic Party is nearly breaking even on favorability, while the GOP is under water.

The poll also shows President Barack Obama's approval rating is at 51 percent, meaning he'll be a powerful surrogate for Clinton after the primary.

Meanwhile, Trump is under-performing with white women by 10 points and showing a nine-point drop in the suburbs, according to the poll. Clinton has a 10-point advantage on the commander-in-chief test.

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<![CDATA[WWII Plane Crashes in NY River]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 21:06:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/AP_16149568884659_edited-1.jpg

A salvage team has recovered a small vintage World War II fighter plane that crashed into the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey Friday evening, killing the pilot onboard.

The Army Corps of Engineers lifted the aircraft out of the river Saturday. The plane was taken to the Downtown Manhattan Heliport near Wall Street.

The P-47 Thunderbolt, a single-seat propeller plane, was on a flight to shoot promotional material for the Bethpage Air Show in Jones Beach when it went down in the water about two miles south of the George Washington Bridge at about 7:30 p.m. on Friday, according to officials.

Police, fire and Coast Guard boats and helicopters swarmed the area as they searched for the pilot, later identified as William Gordon of Key West, Florida.

Scuba divers recovered the 56-year-old pilot’s body about three hours after the crash, according to NYPD Det. Michael Debonis.

The plane suffered some sort of mechanical problem and the pilot tried to ditch in the Hudson, said Gari Lewi, a spokesman for the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport on Long Island, which owns the plane. It's not clear what the source of the problem was.

Diners at Waterside Restaurant in North Bergen, New Jersey, told NBC 4 New York they saw the small vintage plane appear to start landing, then suddenly plunge into the water nose first.

Other witnesses say they saw the smoke hit the water and at first thought it was an air show for Fleet Week, which draws thousands of people to the nearby Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum for events including live demonstrations.

Bethpage Air Show organizers said in a statement posted online they will proceed with the event "with heavy hearts."

"The pilot was a friend to us all and we send our deepest sympathy to his family and our friends at the American Air Power Museum," the statement read.

Gordon was a veteran air show pilot and had more than 25 years of experience, the AP reported, citing promotional material on a website for a Key West air show last month. Gordon was an "aerobatic competency evaluator" who certified pilots to perform low-level aerobatics, according to the site.

The P47-Thunderbolt was the heaviest single-engine fighter plane used by Allied forces in World War II. The aircraft first went into service in 1942 with the 56th Fighter Group based on Long Island.

Lewi said the museum was going to honor the plane’s 75th anniversary of coming into service this weekend at the air show. The plane that crashed was supposed to fly in this weekend’s airshow.

It has flown periodically, including to other air shows, Lewi said.

The site where the plane crashed Friday, near the Edgewater Marina, is less than five miles upriver from where U.S. Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing in the river in 2009 in what is now commonly referred to as “The Miracle on the Hudson”

Jonathan Dienst and Michael Gargiulo contributed to this report.

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<![CDATA[ATF Investigates Bucks Car Dealer Blaze]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 07:00:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Barn+Blaze.JPG

A barn at a Bucks County car sales business burned early Saturday morning, leaving charred remains of vehicles that had been stored inside the structure, county emergency dispatch said.

The cause of the blaze, which was reported just after midnight, remains unknown, but investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms went to the scene in the 6700 block of Easton Road in Bedminster, county dispatch said.

The location of the blaze is home to a business called Import 1 Motorsport, which sells high-end, used foreign and American vehicles, according to its website.

County dispatch could not confirm what types of vehicles were damaged or destroyed in the fire.

The blaze was ruled under control by 1:25 a.m., dispatch said.

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<![CDATA[ Missouri Gov. Declares State of Emergency Ahead of More Rains]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 09:36:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Missouri-Flooding-GettyImages-503178322.jpg

Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency ahead of expected heavy rains, and warned that levees could be overtopped, NBC News reported.

"Areas along the Missouri River and its tributaries in west-central Missouri are of particular concern because more rain could cause some levees to overtop," Gov. Jay Nixon said in a statement issued on Friday evening.

Since Tuesday, storms in the state have caused high winds, heavy rains and flash flooding — with more rain predicted into the weekend.

Meanwhile, warnings were issued for South Carolina's coast Friday after a weather system that could become a tropical storm formed in the Atlantic, the National Weather Service said.

Heavy rain, whipping winds and dangerous waves could hit the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida over the holiday weekend, forecasters said.

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<![CDATA[Controversy Over Sex Abuse Bill]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 23:36:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015502353_1200x675_694635075835.jpg A new bill in the Pennsylvania Senate looks to extend the age that victims claiming sex abuse could file charges by 20 years, but not all agree that it is a good idea.]]> <![CDATA[Scouts Place Flags on Veterans' Graves]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 23:33:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015502340_1200x675_694631491873.jpg Scouts from the area placed thousands of flags on graves of veterans in Wrightstown in honor or Memorial Day.]]> <![CDATA[Black Bear Spotted in Quakertown]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 21:46:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/Quakertown+Bear.jpeg

A curious black bear was spotted snacking on seed from a Quakertown resident's bird feeder on Thursday, according to NBC10 viewer Darrin Trocine.

Officials in the Bucks County town confirmed the bear was spotted in a yard on Whittier Court, a residential cal-de-sac on Thursday.

Trocine said he was alerted to the bear's presence by a police officer on his street. "...being that this has never happened in all the years I lived back here of course I wanted to see the bear and I walked back in my yard and he was eating out of my neighbors bird feeder," he told NBC10.

"The bear just looked like he was lost he was very calm he laid down here and there and walked back and forth a little until he walked out through my other neighbor's yard," Trocine said there has never been a bear in his development that he's know about.

Officials said the bear wandered away and was not captured.

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<![CDATA[Caged Cats in 'House of Horrors']]> Fri, 27 May 2016 23:55:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/west+ny+animal+cruelty.jpg

More than 80 cats and several dogs were found stacked inside cages inside a New Jersey home in what officials called one of the worst animal cruelty cases they've seen. 

A neighbor contacted town officials in West New York to report a foul odor coming from a nearby apartment, and responding animal control officers found "horrific, deplorable" conditions inside, according to West New York Commissioner Susan Colacurcio. 

Eighty-one cats were in cages from floor to ceiling covering an entire 12-foot wall, according to Director of Health Dr. Gina Miranda-Diaz. Ten dogs were found hiding in closets, "emaciated and filthy." 

"That bedroom was a house of horrors," said town humane officer Geoffrey Santini, who called the case the worst he's seen in his over 20 years on the job. 

Officials said two people have been arrested and a third suspect in being sought. They're facing 86 counts of animal cruelty. 

Authorities say the three appeared to be taking money to supposedly adopt and care for unwanted cats and dogs. 

Miranda-Diaz said it's not clear how many of the animals can be saved. Many were sick and malnourished.

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