NBC10's 10 at 7: What You Need to Know Today

This is Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 and here's what's buzzing today.

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


Methacton Teachers to Strike Monday, Classes Canceled: Teachers in the Methacton School District will go on strike Monday, according to a district spokesperson. The negotiations between the Methacton School District’s Board of School Directors and the Methacton Education Association had been ongoing since January 2017 as teachers sought a new contract. The teacher’s union said sticking points were over wages and insurance premiums. Both sides met Sunday night at Skyview Upper Elementary School in Trooper, Pennsylvania where they spent hours negotiating a new contract. They failed to reach an agreement however and the Methacton Education Association declared a strike shortly after 8:30 p.m. The teachers will begin picketing around 7:30 a.m. Monday. While progress was made regarding salary increases, talks between both sides went south when they were unable to come to an agreement on how much teachers should pay for their health insurance.


Strong winds are possible Monday afternoon along the coast. Monday is expected to be mostly dry but there is a chance of some showers in the afternoon. Tuesday could also see windy conditions and rain as a result of Hurricane Jose, which is off shore. Rain could continue into Wednesday. Thursday and Friday are expected to be sunny with temperatures in the low 80s. Get your full NBC10 First Alert forecast here.

Hurricane Jose won’t be making landfall in our area, but we will be seeing side effects of the storm. NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Bill Henley has the details, plus what you can expect for the rest of your week in the 10-Day Forecast.


Elderly Woman Robbed at Door of South Philly Home: Authorities say an elderly woman was robbed at gunpoint at the door of her South Philadelphia home. Police say the 87-year-old victim was at home shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday when two people came to her door. The victim's daughter said the two asked for directions, then pushed her inside. They held a gun to the elderly woman's neck and kicked her, the daughter told NBC10. Police said jewelry was taken off the victim and the offenders then fled. No arrests were immediately reported. The elderly woman wasn't seriously injured but was taken to the hospital as a precaution.


Chester County Woman Among 4 Students Attacked in France: One of the four Boston College students who were attacked with acid in France on Sunday is from our area, according to authorities. Courtney Siverling, 22, of Chester Springs, Chester County, along with Charlotte Kaufman, Michelle Krug and Kelsey Korsten were outside of a train station in Marseille around 11 a.m. when they were sprayed with the corrosive agent without warning. French police arrested a 41-year-old woman whom they described as "disturbed" shortly after the incident. They said they do not think the attack was an act of terrorism. All of the students are juniors at B.C. Siverling, Kaufman, and Krug are part of the school's Paris program and Korsten studies at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. The students were hospitalized in Marseille and have since been released. Nick Gozik, who directs B.C.'s Office of International Programs, said that "it appears that the students are fine, considering the circumstances, though they may require additional treatment for burns."

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SEPTA: Equipment Issue Casued Market-Frankford Derailment: SEPTA says an equipment problem that happened as a train was crossing tracks due to scheduled maintanence caused a derailment on the Market-Frankford elevated line Saturday morning. The incident occurred about 11 a.m. near the Spring Garden Station just north of the Center City tunnel. Unlike other recent derailments in Philadelphia since 2015, including the Amtrak 188 catastrophe and the recent Norristown High-Speed Line, this incident occurred at low speed. In a turn of good fortune, SEPTA reported no serious injuries. Of the 30 passengers on board, only one was treated at the scene for heat exhaustion, a SEPTA statement said. Passengers said another person suffered a panic attack.


Eagles Lose to Chiefs: The Eagles lost 20 to 27 against the Kanas City Chiefs on Sunday. Get your full sports news at CSNPhilly.


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2 Dogs Rescued from Storm Drain Reunited with Owner: Two dogs that were rescued by firefighters from an enclosed storm drain reunited with their owners. NBC10 confirmed with a family member that the two dogs, Ginger and Jetta, reunited with their family Saturday. The ordeal began Friday night when a resident heard the Beagle-Labrador retriever mix and German Shorthaired Pointer barking from 15 feet below street-level at Clover Lane in Feasterville. Firefighters' efforts were hampered initially because the dogs were scared when the six-foot, steel grate was removed. They scurried into the 36-inch pipe connecting the drainage system throughout the neighborhood. But McKeon said he came up with the idea of opening a fire hydrant pipe up  and washing a couple inches of water through the pipe to force the dogs back to waiting firefighters. Lower Southampton firefighter Ryan Brooks had to be lowered into the drain to pull each dog out one by one. Once the cold dogs were safe and warming up in a Lower Southampton police van, everyone realized they had no dog tags with identification. They also didn't have microchips and none of the neighbors on Clover Lane recognized them. As both dogs recovered at the kennel Saturday, their owners came forward. The dogs were eventually reunited with their family.  Read more.

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