<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Breaking News]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/breaking http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia https://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usThu, 23 Nov 2017 04:46:36 -0500Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:46:36 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Husband, Wife Killed Man in Montco for Heroin Worth $800: DA]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:33:31 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/austinparkinsonlanalaresplit.jpg

Two days after a dead man was found slumped over in a running car outside a strip mall, a young couple faces charges in the killing that authorities said was fueled by heroin.

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele announced murder charges Wednesday against 20-year-olds Austin Parkinson and Lana Lare. The motive was to steal heroin, authorities said.

Police said they found Chad Konata's Buick running with its headlights and wipers on Monday around 5:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the West Ridge Center on Ridge Pike and Lynda Drive in Plymouth Township. Inside the vehicle they discovered Konata, bloody and slumped over. 

Parkinson and Lare arranged to buy heroin from Konata Monday night, Steele said. The West Norriton couple then stabbed him multiple times while in the sedan and stole eight bundles of heroin  - fewer than 100 packets worth around $800 - before fleeing. Konata crashed his car into a parked car and died at the scene.

Detectives searched for evidence in the parking lot of the Outback Steakhouse across the street from the strip mall where the victim was found. Surveillance video shows two people come from the Outback lot and appear to get in a car. 

"This murder today is another casualty of the far-reaching opioid epidemic we're facing here in Montgomery County," Steele said. "This man was murdered for about $800 worth of heroin."

Neighbors say they've seen an increase in crime recently in an otherwise quiet neighborhood.

Parkinson and Lare each remained jailed without bail Wednesday on first-degree murder and robbery charges. Parkinson is also accused of making false statements to investigators. Court records don't list attorneys who could comment on either suspects' behalf.


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<![CDATA[Wreck Closes Busy Road Day Before Thanksgiving]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:47:05 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Burlington+Route+130+Crash.JPG

Police asked drivers to avoid a busy New Jersey road after a big rig trailer overturned the day before Thanksgiving.

The second trailer of a long combination semi-truck flipped onto its side during a crash with a box truck along U.S. Route 130 North at Neck Road in Burlington around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Burlington County dispatchers said.

One person suffered what are believed to be minor injuries, dispatchers said.

Motorists were urged to avoid the area as investigators blocked both directions.

The road remained closed for hours before opening around midday.



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<![CDATA[Dramatic Video Shows N. Korean Soldier’s Sprint to Freedom]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:13:56 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+NK+DEFECTOR+THUMB.jpg

A North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom and was rescued by South Korean soldiers, according to dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Trump on Ala. Senate Race: ‘We Don’t Need a Liberal’]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:14:07 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TRUMP_DEPARTS_112117-151129768438000002.jpg

As President Donald Trump departed the White House Tuesday, he stopped to speak with reporters about the ongoing Roy Moore controversy.

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<![CDATA[Woman Accused of Stabbing Grandfather 41 Times in Home]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:56:17 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Patricia-Diacson-Robert-Girard.jpg

Dan Martino didn't notice anything strange about his neighbor Patricia Diacson's demeanor when he spoke to her at the grocery store where she worked last week.

"Same thing as always," Martino said. "'Hey Dan.' 'Hey Trish.' We see each other. It was very pleasant."

Only hours later, Diacson would murder her grandfather, 80-year-old Robert Girard, according to investigators. Officials say she stabbed Girard 41 times inside their Port Richmond home on the 2500 block of East Lehigh Avenue around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

"To learn about this is horrific," Martino said. "Shocking."

Girard was later found dead and naked on the kitchen floor of the house. Blood covered the first and second floors of the home.

"It just sent a chill down my spine because to be honest, she was the last person I would have suspected," Martino said.

Martino told NBC10 detectives used neighborhood surveillance cameras to identify Diacson as the suspect. She was the last person seen walking into the home before the stabbing.

Diacson turned herself in Monday and was charged in her grandfather's murder, according to officials. Police have not yet revealed a possible motive. Martino said he never heard any arguments or complaints between the two since living next to them.

A friend of Diacson's, who did not want to be identified, told NBC10 she always remembered how much she smiled and how much time she spent with her family.

"It's sad. It really is," the friend said. "She was a good person. I'd never seen her do anything like this."



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<![CDATA[Arrest Made in Murder Inside NJ Applebee's Restaurant ]]> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:23:24 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Noel-Powell-III.jpg

Police arrested a man accused of shooting and killing a man inside a New Jersey Applebee's restaurant.

Noel Powell III, 27, of Fountayne Lane, Lawrence Township, was arrested in Trenton, New Jersey around 2:30 p.m. Sunday by members of the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force. He is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

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Police say Powell shot and killed Devin Smith, 23, of Lawrence Township, inside the Applebee's Grill + Bar restaurant along Brunswick Pike (U.S. Route 1) near the Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrenceville, New Jersey around 12:25 a.m. Tuesday. Powell approached Smith, who was seated and alone at the bar and shot him once in the head, according to investigators. Powell fled in a dark-colored SUV and Smith was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

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While Powell is in custody, police have not yet revealed a possible motive in the murder or whether or not he knew the victim.

Tuesday night, Smith's loved ones gathered at the Applebee's to honor him, leaving behind balloons and candles.

"I just lost the father of my child," said Briana Anderson, the mother of Smith's 3-year-old daughter. "I'm trying to be strong for my daughter so she knows she's not alone through this whole process."

Those who knew Smith described him as a man who was the life of the party with countless friends and no known enemies.

"They were just always so happy and lively," said Lisa Trinh, one of Smith's friends. "I don't know who could've done it to him."

Kavon Marshall, another friend of Smith's, arrived at the Applebee's late Tuesday night and delivered balloons, releasing some in the air. He considered Smith his little brother.

"It just don't feel real," Marshall said. "I do miss him. I don't even know what kind of monster would do this."



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<![CDATA[Alabama GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore Holds News Conference After Two New Accusers Emerge]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:25:12 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_ROY_MOORE_PRESSER_111617-151086703980900002.jpg

Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore held a news conference surrounded by religious leaders Thursday after two more women accused him of pursuing them when they were teenagers.

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<![CDATA[Teen Murder Suspect on the Run After Escape in NJ]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:49:56 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Huggins+Escaped+Juvenile+Detention.jpg

Police captured Michael Huggins Thursday morning. Click here for details.

Three of the four teenagers who police say overpowered a guard and stole his car during a daring escape from a southern New Jersey juvenile detention center were captured Wednesday morning after nine hours on the run.

But, as of Thursday morning, a teen accused of murder remained on the run.

The juveniles escaped from the Harborfields Youth Detention Facility in Egg Harbor City — about 20 miles west of Atlantic City — around 12:20 a.m. Wednesday.

New Jersey State Police and Bridgeton police responding to a burglary call took three of the teens into custody in Bridgeton — about 35 miles from Egg Harbor City, investigators said.

"I do thank those folks for their diligent work, it certainly helped us out a lot," Acting Atlantic County Sheriff Mike Petuskey said.

Michael Huggins, 18, remained on the run Thursday and is considered dangerous. He is accused of killing a man during a robbery in Bridgeton last year.

Police helicopters scanned the area searching for Huggins.

The sheriff's office said the teens overpowered two corrections officers and drove off in one of their cars. They sideswiped a Jeep before crashing into a home and fleeing the scene.

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One guard was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to be OK.

Sixteen schools in districts including Egg Harbor City, Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township and St. Vincent de Paul Regional School were shut down Wednesday as a precaution.

Early Wednesday, Law enforcement asked Egg Harbor City residents to stay in their homes unless they have to leave and call 911 if they see something suspicious. Stockton University, which is about 7 miles away, also alerted its students of the manhunt and suggested that all dorm doors and windows be locked.

Huggins is 18 (accused of committing a crime while 17), another teen is 17 and two are 16 years old.

The teens were wearing minimal clothing when they escaped — one in a white boxers, a cream shirt and flip-flops and two others in thermal pants, white boxers and possibly a white T-shirt. 

Temps overnight in Egg Harbor City dipped into the upper 30 and low 40s.

"More than likely they are gonna be cold, so if they don't have a ride already, they are going to be looking for some type of clothing," Petuskey said during the search. "We don't know if they are going to break into a house, we have no idea."

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Harborfields, which is located at Buffalo Avenue and Duerer Street, houses 27 juveniles awaiting court hearings. "Harborfields operates under the auspices of the County of Atlantic, Department of Public Safety and is managed, under contract, by the State of New Jersey, Department of Law and Public Safety, Juvenile Justice Commission," the center's website says.

Authorities didn't reveal what crimes the other juveniles are accused of committing but they did say that due to the severity of the crimes, the teens are considered dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office at 609-909-7200.



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<![CDATA[Senate Candidate Roy Moore Speaks at Baptist Church Amid Ongoing Scandal]]> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 23:25:29 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_ROY_MOORE_2-151071877962400002.jpg

The GOP Senate nominee from Alabama, Roy Moore, spoke for crowds at a Baptist church revival service Tuesday in Jackson, Alabama. Moore held the campaign event amid public allegations of sexual abuse from multiple women.

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<![CDATA[Deadly Shooting Spree Ends Near NorCal Elementary School]]> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:51:53 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TEHAMA+SHOOTING+THUMB.jpg

At least five people, including the alleged gunman, have been killed following a shooting spree in Northern California that ended near an elementary school. Two children were wounded and have been transported to local area hospitals.

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<![CDATA[Motorcycle Winds Up Under School Bus in Delco]]> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:15:30 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/197*120/School+Bus+Crash+Delco.JPG

A school bus and motorcycle collided along a suburban Philadelphia road Tuesday morning.

The motorcycle, its headlight still on, was wedged under the bus after the crash along Chester Pike (U.S. Route 13) by Burton Lane in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

No word yet if anyone was hurt. Folcroft police continued to investigate through the morning.

One student and two staff members were on board the yellow Southeast Delco School District bus at the time, the district said in a prepared statement.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the motorcycle driver and to all those affected by this accident," the district said.

No word yet on the condition of the biker.



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<![CDATA[Killing Inside NJ Chain Restaurant Just Before Closing]]> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:28:37 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Devin-Smith-Applebees.jpg

Deadly gunfire rang out just before closing Tuesday morning inside a chain restaurant outside a New Jersey Mall.

The homicide happened around 12:25 a.m. at the bar inside the Applebee’s Grill + Bar restaurant that sits along Brunswick Pike (U.S. Route 1) near the Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Lawrence Township police said.

The gunman approached the victim, who appeared to be alone at the bar, and shot him once in the head, police said. He died at the scene, the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said. Police later identified the victim as 23-year-old Devin Smith of Lawrence Township, New Jersey.

No other injuries were reported.

Investigators searched for a dark-colored SUV that fled the scene, police said.

The chain eatery was open at the time of the shooting, as it closes at 1 a.m. each night.

Patrons arrived Tuesday to find that the restaurant didn't open as normal for lunch, as the investigation into the shooting continued.

"We offer our condolences to the family of those impacted," Applebee’s said in a statement. "The safety and security of our guests and team members is paramount."

The local franchise would continue to cooperate with the investigation, Applebee's said.

Tuesday night, Smith's loved ones gathered at the Applebee's to honor him, leaving behind balloons and candles.

"I just lost the father of my child," said Briana Anderson, the mother of Smith's 3-year-old daughter. "I'm trying to be strong for my daughter so she knows she's not alone through this whole process."

Those who knew Smith described him as a man who was the life of the party with countless friends and no known enemies.

"They were just always so happy and lively," said Lisa Trinh, one of Smith's friends. "I don't know who could've done it to him."

Kavon Marshall, another friend of Smith's, arrived at the Applebee's late Tuesday night and delivered balloons, releasing some in the air. He considered Smith his little brother.

"It just don't feel real," Marshall said. "I do miss him. I don't even know what kind of monster would do this."

Police did not release a detailed description of the suspect. The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said they are working on several promising leads. If you have any information on the shooting, please call  Sgt. Gary Wasko or Detective Michael Hughes of the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406.



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<![CDATA[SEPTA Bus, Car Collide in Delco]]> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:00:18 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/227*120/SEPTA+Car+Crash+Boot+Road.JPG

A SEPTA bus and car collided in Delaware County Friday afternoon.

No word about injuries caused by the wreck along West Chester Pike (Route 3) near Boot Road in Newtown Square shortly before 2 p.m.

The car, its rear windshield smashed out, came to rest on the side of the SEPTA bus.

Expect traffic troubles in the area as police investigate.



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<![CDATA[Police SUV Winds Up Wedged Between Pole, Home; 4 Hurt]]> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 23:44:38 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Philly+Police+Car+Crash+Kensington+House.jpg

Four Philadelphia police officers responding to a road rage shooting were hurt in a wreck in the city's Kensington neighborhood Friday morning. The wreck left one police SUV wedged between a utility pole and a row home.

The police vehicle wreck happened at D Street and East Indiana Avenue around 10:15 a.m. The officers didn't suffer serious injuries, police investigators said.

Neighbors and witnesses said it sounded like a grenade went off.

A utility pole split and wound up on top of the police SUV that crashed into the home, leaving a hole in the facade. The other police SUV had visible front-end damage. The airbags deployed in both vehicles.

The officers were headed to the area of Kensington and Allegheny avenues when they crashed. The driver of a red Honda Civic allegedly fired a shot at another driver after an argument, Philadelphia police said.

SEPTA police officers heard the gunshot and immediately pursued the road rage suspect who crashed a several blocks away at Rosehill Street and Alleghney Avenue, police said.

SEPTA police arrested the 20-year-old road rage suspect but didn't find a gun, Philadelphia police said. No word yet on what charges he could face.

No one was hit by gunfire.



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<![CDATA[Toddler Dies After Shooting Self in the Head]]> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:12:50 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/198*120/Philadelphia+Police+Child+Shot+Godfrey.JPG

A boy died after being shot in the head Thursday while inside a home in Philadelphia’s Olney neighborhood.

The shooting happened around 2:15 p.m. in a home along the 200 block of West Godfrey Avenue, police said.

A relative found the child in the basement where he had apparently shot himself, police said.

The boy's father took the 2-year-old boy to Einstein Medical Center where doctors were unable to save him.

Neighbors remembered the child as a playful, happy kid, saying they often saw him walk to the story with his grandmother.

Police recovered a handgun. They haven't said who the gun belongs to or if it is legally owned.



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<![CDATA[Transgender Woman Makes History With Virginia House Win]]> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:52:02 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+DANICA+ROEM+THUMB.jpg

Democrat Danica Roem made history Tuesday with her win for Virginia’s 13th District House of Delegates seat. She will be the 1st out transgender member of the House of Delegates and the 1st out transgender person to win and serve in a state legislature. Roem defeated long-serving GOP incumbent Bob Marshall, who refused to debate Roem during the campaign.

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<![CDATA[Former MLB Star Roy Halladay Dies in Florida Plane Crash]]> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:55:09 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_04_02.Still002.jpg

Former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay died when his plane crashed on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in the Gulf of Mexico near Tampa, Florida. He was 40.

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<![CDATA[Phillies Legend Roy Halladay Dies in Plane Crash ]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:18:48 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/182*120/Roy+Halladay+Newest.jpg

Legendary Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay has died in a plane crash, according to officials. He was 40.

Halladay's ICON A5 plane went down just after noon in the Gulf of Mexico near Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday. It landed upside down in shallow water about a quarter mile west of Ben Pilot Point in New Port Richey, Florida, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

No Mayday calls were made to Tampa Air Traffic Control and the 911 call came in at 12:06 p.m., officials said.

The sheriff's office marine unit along with Pasco Fire Rescue and the Coast Guard responded to the downed plane and found Halladay's body. No one else was on board the plane.

"We recovered one body," Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco announced late Tuesday afternoon. "It's a two-passenger plane but I can confirm that only one body is involved. And it's sad to say it's a friend of ours. It's Roy Halladay."

Police haven't revealed where the plane was headed. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the crash.

The ICON A5 is a two-person, single engine amphibian plane.

Since retiring to Florida with his wife and two children, Halladay had picked up flying as a hobby, posting just last month about his joy of buying an ICON A5 aircraft.

ICON aircraft had posted a video with Halladay trying out the ICON A5.

In the video, Halladay said the terms of his baseball contract prevented him from having a pilot's license while playing, and that his wife was originally against the idea of him getting the aircraft.

"She's fought me the whole way," Halladay said.

"Hard. I fought hard. I was very against it,'' Brandy Halladay said in the same video, before explaining why she eventually understood and approved of her husband's desire to have the plane.

Halladay had donated money to purchase a K9 for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

"We are grateful and blessed to have known this incredible friend," the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Roy's family."

MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred called Halladay a “well-respected figure” and “fierce competitor during his 16-year career” in a statement expressing his sadness and condolences to Halladay’s family.

Halladay, known as "Doc," pitched four seasons with the Phillies before retiring after injuries cut short his 2013 season. He won the 2010 National League Cy Young Award and pitched a perfect game while winning 21 games in his first season with the Phillies. He went on to pitch a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds in the 2010 divisional series.

He started his career with the Toronto Blue Jays, winning the 2003 American League Cy Young Award, before he was traded to the Phillies ahead of the 2010 season.

"We are numb over the very tragic news about Roy Halladay’s untimely death," the Phillies said in a statement. "There are no words to describe the sadness that the entire Phillies family is feeling over the loss of one of the most respected human beings to ever play the game. It is with the heaviest of hearts that we pass along our condolences to Brandy, Ryan and Braden."

The Toronto Blue Jays also released a statement on Halladay, writing the organization is "overcome by grief with the tragic loss of one of the franchise’s greatest and most respected players, but even better human being."

Former Phillies pitcher and former teammate Cole Hamels spoke about the impact Halladay had on him during a press conference early Tuesday evening.

"He was a man of few words," Hamels said. "But you just sat back and you just watched him and you watched what he did. I have two boys of my own and I got to see what that meant to him every time he was able to bring them around the ball park. That was something that really did leave an impression and hopefully I'll be able to do what he was able to do for his boys."

News of Halladay's death led to many reactions from fans, former teammates, opponents, athletes from other sports, celebrities and politicians.



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<![CDATA[Pa. State Police Corporal Hit During Shootout]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:33:42 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/PA+Trooper+Shot+Northampton+Scene.jpg

Click here for updates the day after the shooting.

What started as a routine traffic stop in Northampton County Tuesday morning ended with a Pennsylvania State Police corporal shot three times and a suspect in custody, state police said.

Daniel Khalil Clary, 22, is charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault and other related offenses, according to the Northampton County District Attorney. 

The ordeal unfolded shortly before 11 a.m. in Plainfield Township on PA State Route 33 near State Route 191 when a trooper pulled over a Pontiac sedan for speeding. 

The trooper returned to his car assuming the exchange was over, but the driver, identified by officials as Clary, got out of his car and flagged the trooper to approach, police said. 

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When the trooper again talked to Clary, he became suspicious the suspect was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, state police said. 

The corporal, who has not been identified, advised Clary to remain on the scene while he called for backup. A second trooper arrived on the scene and two officers proceeded to do a field sobriety test on the driver, according to state police. 

The officers determined they had probable cause to arrest Clary, but instead of cooperating, he began to "violently resist," state police said. The confrontation continued to escalate from there. 

State police described the scene as a "knock-down, drag-out fight on the side of the road with cars speeding by them." 

Clary allegedly wrestled free from the officers, ran back to this car, grabbed a gun and started firing on the two troopers. They returned fire. One trooper was hit three times and airlifted in critical condition to St. Luke's University Hospital in Bethlehem. He remains stable in the intensive care unit, state police said. 

Clary was also hit by gunfire. He drove himself to Easton Hospital and was later transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital's Cedar Crest campus. He also was in surgery Tuesday afternoon and is currently in stable condition.

"The thoughts of every Pennsylvania State Police employee are with our wounded member at this time," said Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker. 

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After Clary arrived at Easton, police blocked off the entrance to the hospital and diverted patients to other medical centers.

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Route 33 was shut down in both directions during the investigation. Traffic on nearby State Route 22 was backed up for miles, according to a NBC10 photographer near the scene.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Sen. Bob Casey tweeted their support for the trooper. 

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<![CDATA[Texas Officials: Church Shooter Had 'Mission and Purpose']]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:30:33 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+SHOOTING+PRESSER+THUMB.jpg

The gunman who killed 26 at a Texas church had a “mission” and a “purpose,” law enforcement officials said. The gunman was shot twice before shooting himself in the head, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Camden Officer Who Was Shot in Leg Released from Hospital]]> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:00:01 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Patrick-O-Hanlon.jpg

Camden police Officer Patrick O'Hanlon, the rookie cop shot in the leg Wednesday night, was released from the hospital Saturday. Dozens of Camden County officers saluted as Officer O'Hanlon was wheeled out of Cooper University Hospital.

A 76ers fan, O'Hanlon, 21, chose to wear his Joel Embiid jersey as he left the hospital and entered a police escort. He had the jersey on as his fellow police officers stood with him outside his home Saturday.

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"He's coming home with us," said O'Hanlon's father. "He'll get well and he'll be back."

O'Hanlon was shot during a confrontation with a suspect after chasing him down, officials allege.

That suspect, Delronn Mahan, 19, of Lindenwold, was charged Thursday with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses, Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo said.

The shooting occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday around 8th Street and Chelton Avenue in Camden. 

The first-year officer approached three men he believed were suspicious, investigators said.

As O'Hanlon walked toward them, one of the men began to flee. After O'Hanlon caught up to him, the man allegedly pulled out a gun and the two men began to struggle over the weapon. Mahan then allegedly opened fire at close range, shooting O'Hanlon in the leg, police said.

"It appears that the suspect tried to shoot the officer a second time in the face, but the gun did not go off," Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson said.

Chief Thomson said the gun jammed when the gunman tried to fire a second time, likely saving Officer O'Hanlon's life.

Other responding officers took the suspect into custody and tended to the wounded officer.

"The officers who immediately responded to the scene immediately applied a tourniquet to the wounded officer's leg," Thomson said.

O'Hanlon, who is also an Army reservist, was taken to Cooper University Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Thomson said the bullet went through O'Hanlon's upper right thigh. He praised the officers who rushed O'Hanlon to the hospital.

"They saved the life of their brother officer and got him to the hospital and he's gonna be fine," Thomson said.

The officer remained in a lot of pain Thursday, his parents at his side, Thomson said. O'Hanlon was able to give a thumbs up from his hospital as seen in a tweet from police.

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Since the shooting, O'Hanlon has received an outpouring of support. Among those supporters is Congressman Donald Norcross who visited him at the hospital.

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Mahan was not injured during the incident. Police say O'Hanlon didn't fire his weapon during the struggle.



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<![CDATA[Biplane Crashes Nose Down Near Bucks Co. Airstrip]]> Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:02:46 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/byplane+Crash+Erwinna+Plane.jpg

A biplane crashed nose down near an upper Bucks County airstrip Friday afternoon.

The plane wound up next to a wooded area near Van Sant Airport off Cafferty Road in Erwinna, Pennsylvania around 2:30 p.m.

No word yet on injuries.

The small airstrip features grass runways.



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<![CDATA[Jogger Finds Missing Student Strangled in Philly Creek]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:26:17 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Cobbs+Creek+Murder+Kierra+Johnson.jpg

A person out for a jog found a missing art college student’s body in a Philadelphia creek Friday morning.

The grisly discovery was made around 11 a.m. in the water of Cobbs Creek near Cobbs Creek Parkway and Spruce Street, Philadelphia police said.

Officers arrived to find Kierra Johnson dead. The 21-year-old's mother reported her missing the previous afternoon, Police Capt. John Ryan said. She was a student at Hussian School of Art in Center City.

A medical examiner over the weekend ruled Johnson died by strangulation, Ryan said.

It was unclear if Johnson was killed and then her body dumped in the water or if she was killed in the creek.

"At this point it doesn't appear that the body was there for very long," Ryan said.

Investigators hope to retrace Johnson's movements and find out if she was with anyone in the hours before her death. Homicide Unit officials are searching for a motive, police said.

She was a "young lady just living her life, doing the right things," Ryan said.

Johnson studied visual communications at Hussian where she was a second-year student.

"It is a small community and students are very upset this morning," said Sylvia McCray, the Dean of Academic Affairs.

McCray says Johnson was always available and helpful to other students. She was passionate about the arts, believed in land conservation and always smiled.

"She was funny," McCray said. "She had her own sense of style."

Police have not released a description of any suspects. If you have any information on Johnson's death, please call Philadelphia Police.



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<![CDATA[Controversial Frank Rizzo Statue Will Be Moved, City Says]]> Fri, 03 Nov 2017 16:20:39 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Frank+Rizzo+Statue+Egg.jpg

After months of controversy and several protests, the city announced that the Frank Rizzo statue will be moved from its current location across from Philadelphia’s City Hall.

City officials made the unexpected announcement Friday that the decision was reached after thousands of individual recommendations from the public and careful consideration.

There was no exact date for the 10-foot monument's removal from its perch on Thomas Paine Plaza in front of the Municipal Services Building. The full-body, hand-waving Rizzo looks south, several yards from the busy intersection of JFK Boulevard and North 15th Street.

City Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis said in a statement that "potential new locations" have been identified, but he did not name them.

“Earlier this year we initiated a call for ideas on the future of the Rizzo statue,” DiBerardinis said. “We carefully reviewed and considered everyone’s viewpoints and we have come to the decision that the Rizzo statue will be moved to a different location. This decision comes at a time when we have begun the preliminary stages of planning to re-envision Paine Plaza as a new type of inviting and engaging public space.”

Rizzo served as mayor from 1972 to 1980. His controversial legacy stretches further back to his rise through the ranks of the police department to eventually become commissioner.

He became the ire of local activists and protesters amid the national debate about statues honoring leaders of the South during the Civil War, particularly monuments displayed prominently on public property in southern cities.

Councilwoman Helen Gym first stirred the anti-Rizzo statue fervor when she tweeted in August that it should be removed.

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On Friday, she pledged to help in the ongoing debate that to decide where the new location should be.

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Over the summer, the statue was vandalized at least twice. The statue was egged and a man was arrested for spray-painting "black power" on it.

After asking the public to weigh in on if the statue should be moved, almost 4,000 proposals were received.

"The response was very helpful for us to identify a host of potential new locations," the city's chief cultural officer, Kelly Lee, said. "We plan to do our due diligence on these locations before announcing the new site, but the input helped shaped some of the options we’ll review."

The city estimates it will take six months to prepare a completed proposal to the Art Commission.



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<![CDATA[Teen Faces Attempted Murder Charges in NJ Officer's Shooting]]> Thu, 02 Nov 2017 22:47:22 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Camden+officer+shot+Delronn+Mahan.jpg

A 19-year-old faces attempted murder charges in the close-range shooting of a rookie Camden County police officer Wednesday night.

Delronn Mahan, of Lindenwold, was charged Thursday with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses, Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo said.

Mahan is accused of shooting 21-year-old officer Patrick O'Hanlon shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday around 8th Street and Chelton Avenue in Camden. 

The first-year officer approached three men he believed were suspicious, investigators said. The area is known for gang and drug activity, Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson said. 

As O'Hanlon walked toward them, one of the men began to flee. After O'Hanlon caught up to him, the man allegedly pulled out a gun and the two men began to struggle over the weapon. Mahan then opened fire at close range, shooting O'Hanlon in the leg, police said.

"It appears that the suspect tried to shoot the officer a second time in the face, but the gun did not go off," Thomson said the gun jammed, likely saving Officer O'Hanlon's life.

Responding officers took the suspect into custody and tended to the wounded officer.

"The officers who immediately responded to the scene immediately applied a tourniquet to the wounded officer's leg," Thomson said.

O'Hanlon, who is also an Army reservist, was taken to Cooper University Hospital where he was listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. Thomson said the bullet went through O'Hanlon's upper right thigh. He praised the officers who rushed O'Hanlon to the hospital.

"They saved the life of their brother officer and got him to the hospital and he's gonna be fine," Thomson said.

The officer remained in a lot of pain Thursday, his parents at his side, Thomson said. O'Hanlon was able to give a thumbs up from his hospital as seen in a tweet from police.

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Mahan was not injured during the incident. Police say O'Hanlon never opened fire during the struggle.

"I'm extremely proud of the officer," Thomson said. "I'm extremely proud of the fellow officers that responded, minimized the situation without injury to even the suspect in that matter. That's asking a lot of people to do."

Mahan was jailed ahead of a bail hearing, prosecutors said.

"We know that a really bad guy had a gun on him and he was gonna do some bad things with it out there on the street," Thomson said outside Cooper University Hospital late Wednesday night. "If not for our officer intercepting him and taking him off the street and the gun there probably would have been a lot worse events taking place tonight."

Police continued to investigate the incident Thursday.



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<![CDATA[School Bus Crashes Into Wooded Area Off I-95]]> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 19:21:29 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/School-Bus-Crash-I-951.jpg

A school bus crashed into a wooded area off an on ramp to Interstate 95 just south of Philadelphia International Airport Wednesday afternoon.

The Durham School Services bus, which was carrying four students from Delaware County Technical High School-Folcroft, crashed on the ramp from Route 420 to I-95 southbound in Tinicum Township, Delaware County around 2:30 p.m., Pennsylvania State Police said.

No other vehicles were involved, police said.

A State Trooper who responded to the crash told NBC10 no one was seriously injured.

Editor's Note: Police initially told NBC10 at least four people were hurt in the crash. They later said no one was injured.



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<![CDATA[President Trump Calls Terrorism Suspect an 'Animal']]> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:50:33 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+TRUMP+REAX+THUMB.jpg

During a cabinet meeting Wednesday, President Trump referred to terrorism suspect Sayfullo Saipov as an "animal," and called for "swift justice" instead of regular due process.

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<![CDATA[Montco School Sends Students Home Early Due to Threat, Cold]]> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:57:35 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/203*120/Souderton+Area+High+School.JPG

A threatening note scrawled on school restroom wall left Montgomery County high school students and staff out in the cold Wednesday morning, leading to an early dismissal.

Souderton Area Senior High School dismissed students at 9:30 a.m. due to “low temperatures” experienced by students after being evacuated out of the school.

"As a precaution, students and staff were evacuated to the stadium while the administration and police conducted a search of the building," Souderton said on its website.

Buses took students from the school and parents were encouraged to go to the Halteman side of the building to pick up students.

"The safety of our students and staff is my No. 1 priority and a threat like today will not be tolerated," Souderton Superintendent Frank Gallagher said.

Montgomery County and Franconia Township Police investigators spent the day searching the school before declaring the school clear of any threats around 1 p.m., Gallagher said. 

Students and staff should expect school to open as scheduled Thursday, Gallagher said.



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<![CDATA[12 Hurt as SEPTA Trolley, School Bus Collide]]> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 10:07:52 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/181*120/School+Bus+Crash+SEPTA+Trolley.JPG

Twelve people were hurt as a SEPTA trolley and school bus crashed in southwest Philadelphia Wednesday morning.

The Route 11 trolley and the school bus collided at 57th Street and Woodland Avenue before 8 a.m., Philadelphia fire radio said.

Ten people on the trolley — including the operator — and two Easter Seals employees, SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern told NBC10. No children were on board the bus.

No word yet on a cause for the crash, which left the Easter Seals bus and trolley next to each other.

SEPTA shuttle bused passengers along Woodland Avenue between 48th and 58th streets due to the crash. Trolleys diverted onto Chester Avenue, the transit agency said.

The Easter Seals bus was en route to pick up children at their homes and then take those children to the agencies facility along Conshocken Road in Philadelphia, Carl Webster, executive director and CEO of the southeastern Pennsylvania chapter, told NBC10.

Both Easter Seals employees were hospitalized for observation and expected to be OK, Webster said.

Expect delays in the area as police investigate.



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<![CDATA[‘Cowardly Act of Terror’: 8 Dead After Truck Rams Crowded NYC Bike Path]]> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 19:33:20 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+NYC+INCIDENT+103117+THUMB.jpg

At least eight people were killed and at least a dozen were injured after a truck driver deliberately mowed down pedestrians, cyclists and a school bus in lower Manhattan Tuesday in what authorities called a "cowardly act of terror."

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<![CDATA[Cows Survive Large Barn Fire]]> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:55:39 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/198*120/Chester+County+Barn+Fire+Ground.JPG

Cows could be seen walking away as fire burned in a Chester County barn Wednesday morning.

Flames broke out in a large barn off Ridge Road in East Vincent Township around 7:35 a.m.

There were no reports to injuries to people.

Cows could be seen fleeing the smoky fire, which appeared contained to one end of the large structure. Crews helped get all the animals safely out of the barn, the Royersford Fire Company said.

The fire continued to burn past 9 a.m. as nearly 100 firefighters battled the blaze.

The Royersford Fire company left the scene around 11:15 a.m.

The Chester County fire Marshal will determine a cause.



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<![CDATA[Shootings Suspect Caught Clutching License Plate, Police Say]]> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:00:06 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/pole+crash+Fairhill.jpg

A shooting outside a bar, a car crash, a threat of a 911 call and another shooting left one dead, two hurt and a suspect clutching his license plate taken into custody.

The suspect initially opened fire on a man and woman outside bar at B Street and E Allegheny Avenue in Philadelphia’s Fairhill neighborhood that was closing around 2 a.m., Philadelphia police said.

The shooting left the 24-year-old man dead from a gunshot wound to the chest and the 31-year-old woman in critical condition with a gunshot wound to her torso, police said.

The gunman then jumped in a Toyota sedan and sped off but didn’t get far as he crashed into a pole a block away at B Street and Westmoreland Avenue, investigators said.

Neighbors came out and said they were calling the police as they saw the suspect trying to remove his license plate. The gunman then opened fire again, striking a 55-year-old husband in the head and leaving him in stable condition, police said.

The suspect took the license plate off his car and made a dash for it — he only made it a few blocks.

"Three blocks from here... (police) see a male fitting the description, the male had a license plate in his possession, the officer stopped him, it was the license plate from the Toyota Camry," police Chief Inspector Scott Small said. "When they searched the male, he also had a gun."

The 21-year-old suspect is expected to face a litany of charges.



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<![CDATA[Fire Guts Longtime South Street Icon Bridget Foy's]]> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:27:31 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Bridget+Foys+Fire+Day.JPG

A popular South Street restaurant that has served up meals and drinks for nearly four decades went up in flames Wednesday morning leaving two firefighters hurt and two dogs dead.

Flames broke out in the basement kitchen of Bridget Foy’s at 2nd and South streets just after 1 a.m., firefighters said.

More than 100 firefighters spent hours dousing the blaze as heavy smoke poured from the structure and flames shot into the air.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries battling the blaze. A pair of dogs being housed at Doggie Style, a pet store, next door died. Additional pets were rescued and taken to a veterinarian, according to the Red Paw Relief Team.

The fire was placed under control by 3:50 a.m. but as of 6:30 a.m., firefighters continued to put water on the eatery as some flames continued to be seen. Crews closed South Street between 4th and Front streets and 2nd Street between Lombard and Bainbridge streets as they battled flames.

Smoke continued to rise from the rubble, which was spread onto South Street, as firefighters sprayed water onto the blaze around 11 a.m. Construction equipment was brought in to sort through the debris.

Bridget Foy's opened in 1978 hosting brunches, lunches, dinners and drinks. It was a popular spot for special occasions and parties. The South Street Headhouse District called the three-story eatery a "cornerstone" of the shopping and dining destination.

"Families from around the city, region and country have come through Foy's doors to find a wonderfully warm welcome and exceptional hospitality from this beloved family (and their staff)," South Street Headhouse District executive director Michael Harris said.

Bridget Foy's hosted rehearsal dinners, first dates, fantasy football drafts and bar debates over its many years. Some neighbors even called it the "Cheers" of Philadelphia.

Fire investigators believe the blaze was accidental but they wouldn't know for sure until they could get inside to investigate.



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<![CDATA[Loved Ones Mourn 2 Teen Boys Gunned Down in South Philly]]> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:18:40 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Ritner+Street+Homicides+Sal+Caleer+Pic+Scene+copy.jpg

About 1,000 people gathered in South Philadelphia Wednesday night on the street where two teen boys with promising futures were killed in a hail of gunfire.

Caleer Miller and Salvatore DiNubile, both 16, were on the 2300 block of S. 12th Street at 8:24 p.m. when an argument broke out between two groups of teens, police said.

At least one gunman opened fire and shot both victims in the chest and then fled the scene.

"I heard the shots," said Frank Decero, DiNubile's friend. "I was right on 13th and Porter. I didn't know this happened. I thought it was fireworks."

The teens were both taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where doctors pronounced them dead a short time later. 

"It's just one of those tragic mixes when fights happen. Years ago it used to be with fists," a Philadelphia police spokesman said.

Police could not confirm whether Miller and DiNubile were the intended targets. They believe a fight had broken out between two groups shortly before the shooting. They are working to identify six possible suspects, some of whom they believe are teens. They have not yet released descriptions however.

Miller, who lived on Dorrance Street, was just one month into his junior year at a new high school, Mastery Charter School Thomas Campus in South Philadelphia. Teachers described him as an active and engaged student who made friends quickly. He worked in the neighborhood and volunteered in his church and the local YMCA, Mastery said.

"He was a great kid," Miller's cousin told NBC10. "Straight A's, respectful, full of love with a big heart."

Counselors will be available for both students and staff coping with Miller's death, Mastery said.

DiNubile lived near where the shooting took place. He was a junior at St. Joseph's Preparatory School and a member of the hockey team, school officials said. Parents were notified of DiNubile's death and a closed church service was held at the school Wednesday morning. 

"He was a good kid," Decero said. "He didn't deserve this at all. He would do anything for you."

During Wednesday's vigil, loved ones brought flowers and candles in honor of the slain teens.

"He was well-loved by his Prep brothers, his hockey teammates and all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sal’s family and friends at this terrible time," St. Joseph's posted on the school's website.

There have been 253 homicides this year in Philadelphia as of Tuesday, a 10 percent increase from the same period in 2016. More than 1,000 people have been shot since the beginning of 2017, according to Philadelphia police.



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<![CDATA[Search for Escaped Suspect Leads to Huge Heroin Discovery]]> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 20:39:38 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Lamic-Conde-New-Photo.jpg

The search for a getaway driver who escaped police custody following a shooting in North Philadelphia led to the discovery of hundred of thousands of dollars' worth of heroin as well as weapons, according to police.

The ordeal began on the 4000 block of L Street Tuesday evening. Police say a 19-year-old gunman shot a 24-year-old man in the chest and then fled the scene in a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Lamic Conde.

Both suspects were then stopped by police on 10th and Russell streets about two miles away around 7:45 p.m.

As he was being placed inside a marked police vehicle, Conde managed to escape with handcuffs still on and fled the scene on foot, police said.

"For some reason, he was not in the car," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. "Somehow he was able to get out of this police vehicle."

More police and K-9 units joined the search for Conde and a dog managed to track his scent to a nearby home, investigators said. As they searched the house they found a vehicle riddled with bullets, bundles of heroin worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, several assault weapons, ammunition and cellphones. Police are investigating the source of the drugs and weapons but believe it's unrelated to Conde and the shooting suspect.

While the unidentified shooting suspect was taken into custody, Conde remained on the loose. Conde is described as a man standing 5-foot, 8-inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He has several tattoos around his neck as well as a red tattoo that says "family" above his right eye. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored shirt and blue jeans.

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If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call Philadelphia Police.

The 24-year-old man who was shot on L Street was taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition.

As for the home where the drugs and weapons stash was found, a SWAT team was called in to search the home. Investigators could later be seen taking bags from the building. 


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<![CDATA[Death Investigation Closes Delco Middle School: Source]]> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:15:47 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/204*120/Penn+Wood+Middle+School.JPG

A death investigation caused the closure of a Delaware County middle school Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the investigation told NBC10.

"There will be no school for Penn Wood Middle School students on Tuesday, Oct. 24 due to police activity in the surrounding area," the William Penn School District posted on its website.

Darby police alerted the school district of a crime investigation near the school located on Summit Street in Darby, Pennsylvania, the district said.

The investigation took longer than expected causing the district to cancel classes after initially only delaying school at the request of police, the district said.

Darby police didn't officially reveal the focus of the investigation that caused the closure but a source said that a man was found shot in the backseat of a car near the school. 



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<![CDATA[Teen Girl Stabbed During Large Fight in Olney ]]> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:16:50 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Rising-Sun-Avenue-Stabbing.jpg

A teen girl is fighting for her life after she was stabbed during a brawl involving several other teens.

The 16-year-old girl was on the 5000 block of Rising Sun Avenue in the Olney section of Philadelphia at 3:50 p.m. Monday when a large fight broke out. During the fight, the girl was stabbed in her right side. She was taken to Einstein Hospital where she is in critical condition.

No arrests have been made and a weapon has not been recovered. Police continue to investigate.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.



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<![CDATA[Flames Shoot From Home]]> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:34:30 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Green+sTreet+Fire1.JPG

A fire burned on the roof of a home near 15th and Mount Vernon streets in Philadelphia’s Spring Garden neighborhood Monday afternoon.

More than one dozen firefighters could be seen dousing the flames after the fire broke out around 1:15 p.m. The firefighters stood on adjacent roof decks as flames continued to shoot through the roof until the fire was brought under control shortly before 2 p.m.

No reports of any injuries.

The cause of the blaze remained under investigation Monday.



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<![CDATA[2-State Shooting Spree Suspect Faces Delaware Charges First]]> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:39:58 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/md_shooting_trip.jpg

A man accused of gunning down three co-workers and shooting three others during a two-state shooting spree isn't expected to face murder charges until he can be tried on attempted murder charges.

Instead of being extradited to Maryland to face first-degree murder charges, Radee Labeeb Prince will be tried in Delaware first on attempted murder and weapons charges, according to a joint statement from the Delaware Department of Justice and Harford County (Maryland) State's Attorney.

"Prince should be tried for his Delaware offenses first and then tried for his Maryland crimes," the joint statement said.

The 37-year-old shot five co-workers at a kitchen countertop company in Maryland Wednesday morning before driving to Wilmington, Delaware, and opening fire on a man with whom he had "beefs" in the past, wounding him, police said.

The shooting rampage set off a multi-state manhunt. Police cruisers were stationed in medians along the Interstate 95 Northeast corridor, and overhead highway signs displayed a description of Prince's sport utility vehicle and its Delaware license plate. An ATF agent eventually took Prince into custody Wednesday night.

"A coordinated effort brought this to a very successful conclusion on a very, very bad day," Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy said.

A Delaware judge ordered Prince to remain jailed on $2.1 million cash bail.

Prince was prohibited from possessing a gun after being found guilty of third-degree burglary in New Castle County, Delaware, in 2003, police said in court documents obtained by NBC10. Police say he discarded a firearm while being chased.

A preliminary hearing on the attempted murder and weapons charges was set for Oct. 31 in Delaware. If found guilty, Prince could face life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Once the Delaware trials wraps up, "Prince will also face the possibility of life sentences in Maryland for three counts of first degree murder and two counts of attempted murder," the joint statement said.

The reason for letting the Delaware proceedings play out first is that criminal sentencing in Delaware doesn't include the possibility of parole while Maryland's does, meaning there is more certainty in life behind bars with a Delaware sentence.

"Prince will ultimately face trials in both states, Delaware’s proceeding will simply occur first," the joint statement said.


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