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nbc 10 news starts now. >> right now at 11:00, mayhem in missouri. this amateur video captures the moment shots were fired outside the ferguson police department in missouri early this morning. two officers were hit and have serious injuries. good morning. i'm chris cato. police in ferguson missouri are investigating another shooting this time police are the victims. two officers were shot last night during a demonstration after the resignation of that city's police chief. nbc's ron allen has more. >> reporter: this was an absolutely stunning and shocking development because for so many
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days and weeks and months there have been no exchange of gunfire between the police and the protesters. the police will tell you, though, they have been very concerned about this for a long long time because often there has been stray gunfire in the air, but not directed at them. >> this is really an ambush is what it is. you can't see it coming you don't understand it is going to happen, you're basically defenseless from the fact it is happening to you at the time. and that is something that is very difficult to guard against when you have a group of officers standing in a large group and then you have gunfire, certainly gunfire directed at them. >> reporter: now the police officers are looking for a gunman gun, shell casing, any clues as to who carried this out. the protests were winding down. it happened after midnight. there was a group out here after the resignation of the chief of police tom jackson. it came at a very unusual time and it could be a game changer because of the severity of what
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happened. the two officers are both in the hospital, their wounds are very severe. one -- in one case the bullet went through the shoulder and exited the back. the other has a bullet lodged in the cheek. very serious wounds both are expected to survive. more information coming from the police as they have it. ron allen, nbc news ferguson. >> stay with nbc 10 for continuing coverage as we work to learn more details about those officers who were shot in ferguson this morning. a rolling danger today philadelphia leaders are discussing trains that carry crude oil. a lot of it moves through the city and some people fear they are a disaster weighting to happen. fears that grew last year after a train derailed over the schuylkill river. nbc 10's monique braxton is live at still hwa with more on what city council is doing today. >> reporter: hi chris. a couple of minutes, council members will talk about a resolution that addresses trains carrying crude oil to the city of philadelphia. and they're about to meet now on
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the fourth floor here at city hall. council person johnson says most of the tankers you see here are older models and he's urging congress and the u.s. department of transportation to issue specifications for tank car design. johnson also says the widely used model of tanker is prone to puncturing. he's asking philadelphia office of emergency management, to share information with those living close to the tracks. environmental groups in our area argue that more than 700,000 philadelphians live in an oil disaster evacuation zone. as you know as chris also just mentioned, there have been derailments here within the past 15 months. the most recent one late january of this year in south philly. in january of 2014 tanker cars were left teetering over the schuylkill river. now, of course there were no leaks in either case. but the question is just how safe are people should a derailment occur and leaking occur? we're going to be monitoring the
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vote and discussion by members of council and have that for you next half hour. live for now outside city hall monique braxton, nbc 10 news. crews battled a fire at a restaurant in north philadelphia overnight. it started just after midnight inside china taste at brooad and erie streets. firefighters put out that fire. it also damaged apartments above the restaurant but no one was hurt. one person did have minor injuries in a fire at a cafe in west philadelphia. that broke out around 2:00 this morning inside cafe renata. apartments above the cafe were damaged no word on what caused that fire either. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> and it is another pleasant day across the area. two in a row. sunshine and temperatures right around normal for this time of year. not as warm as we were yesterday, but we'll take 44 degrees now as we take a live look at a scenic cape may. nbc 10's first alert chief
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meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here with the forecast. the wind is really whipping out there, though. >> you can see the flag behind me. it is definitely whipping quite a bit. and we're seeing some fairly strong wind gusts. wind will be diminishing as we go into the afternoon, though. and the temperature, up to 47 degrees. even with that northerly wind. it is bringing in cooler air than what we saw yesterday. 40 in allentown. 33 in mount pocono. mount pocono got into the 50s yesterday, gusting to 38 miles an hour now. pretty much straight out of the north, but the air mass that is coming in really isn't that cold. it is just bringing us back to average temperatures. it is totally dry across the area. brilliant blue skies. and we're going to be seeing that for the rest of the day. the wind gradually drying -- or decreasing. breezy conditions by 3:00 and then less wind by 6:00.
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that wind continues to go down. but we have got rain moving in for the weekend. i'll have the timing of that with the seven-day in a few minutes. >> well pennsylvania's attorney general kathleen kane is weighting to find out if the criminal case against her will go forward. her legal team argued before the supreme court in center city yesterday. the justices will decide whether a lower court judge had the authority to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate whether kane leaked secret grand jury material to a newspaper. documents show that grand jury recommended charging kane with perjury and other offenses. no word on when the supreme court will issue a ruling. happening now, for the fourth time a bankruptcy judge is considering a deal to sell the closed revel casino in atlantic city to a developer. the judge may clear the way for the sale of that property to glen straw for $82 million or may decide to give revel time to consider other bids. there is also the chance that the judge could just scrap the whole process altogether and appoint a trustee to liquidate
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revel, which costs $2.4 billion to build. for the second time there is a hung jury in the trial of a philadelphia priest. andrew mccormick is accused of assaulting an 11-year-old altar boy in 1997 at a church in bridesburg. mccormick denied the allegations. his first trial last year also ended in a hung jury. proceedings for his third trial will begin in april. the archdiocese suspended him after different abuse allegations were made. new this morning, septa says it is making xe$:subways safer by cracking down on turnstile jumpers. according to our partners at news works, septa transit police arrested ten times more fare evaders last year than two years ago. officials say that is helping to cut down on fees. they noticed many of the fees got on to the trains in first place by not paying. so police started clamping down on people who jumped turnstiles. more maneuvering by the
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eagles today. the birds may be in the process of adding a big star to their roster. espn reports demarco murray flew to philadelphia this morning with the intention of signing a contract. murray led the nfl in rushing in 2014 for the dallas cowboys. that espn report says murray reached out to eagles coach chip kelly yesterday morning, expressing his desire to play in kelly's offense with his former oklahoma roommate and quarterback sam bradford. bradford was acquired tuesday night by trading nick foles. bradford says he's trying to convince murray to come here. espn says murray is coming here with the intent to sign he would consider a final offer from the cowboys. we're also following developments in the latest scandal involving the u.s. secret service. two senior agents are akoozccused acrashing a car near the white house after a night of drinking. why they weren't arrested on the scene. and losing faith in our leaders. a new poll shows how americans
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feel about the people running this country. we'll tell you the one group that is getting good marks. enjoy the sunshine today. rain is on the way and it could put a big damper on part of your weekend plans. i'll break down the timing of it all just ahead. trading-in or selling your car truck or suv? takes the hassle out of selling in just 3 easy steps. one, get your free online valuation. two, book an appointment. and three, pick up a check at your nearest buying center. ♪ find out how much your car is worth ♪ ♪ at ♪
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jacklyn: our middle schools have classes that are devoted for test prep. my kids only have a half a year science and a half a year social studies to make room for preparing for the test. gina: we have no after-school programs, we have no freshman sports, we have no extra anything... okaikor: we're cutting those programs to make way for test prep. and we're not taking in to all the other things that makes a child whole. gina: we are setting our kids up to fail. in florida last night, loved ones and friends held a vigil for the 11 service members who died in that helicopter crash off the coast of pensacola. crews looking for the black hawk
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helicopter can search by air today now that fog has lifted in that area. investigators believe the fog did play a part in the crash. the helicopter went down during a training mission over the gulf of mexico tuesday night. wreckage and human remains washed up on shore yesterday. the seven marines and four national guard members who were aboard that chopper are presumed dead. this morning, the secret service is investigating another allegation of misconduct. as nbc's tracie potts reports from washington this time they're looking into whether two agents crashed into a barrier at the white house after a night of drinking. >> reporter: we have confirmed early this morning the two senior agents being investigated are george ogilvie and mark connolly, second in charge of the president's security detail. the washington post first reported last week they used flashing lights and a government car to get on the white house grounds where officers were checking a suspicious package. then hit a barrier after drinking at a retirement party. the paper says officers wanted
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to conduct a sobriety test and arrest them but a supervisor ordered they be sent home. >> it is egregious that the supervisor would let them go. we may never know if they were sober or not because the supervisor let them go. >> reporter: it is the kind of problem new director joe clancy was brought in to fix. in a joint statement, the top republican and democrat on the house committee that oversees the secret service calls it embarrassing and potentially dangerous. they questioned whether the secret service has done enough to fix its problem. the secret service isn't saying much about this. in a statement they said they're aware, they called for the investigation and won't be making any more statements before it is over. tracie potts, nbc news washington. breaking news now out of indiana. this is a live look at the scene of a tour bus crash on interstate 65. this is in clark county indiana, southern indiana there. this is a wide view of the crash scene. hard to make out exactly where
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the tour bus is among the mess there. we don't have control of the camera on this helicopt so you'll forgive us if the camera moves from time to time. as we zoom in here you can see more about the scene. this is interstate 65. it heads up through indianapolis on the way to chicago. we have seen a medical helicopter arrive there on scene. you can see that parked in the lane of traffic. looks like it is lifting off now. no word yet though on the number of injuries where that bus was headed. we know this happened near the 22 mile marker on i-65. if you're at all familiar with that interstate there, through indiana. and dispatchers have said that this was not a school bus. so we know it wasn't a school bus. it may have been a tour bus. we'll continue to monitor the information coming out of indiana there and get you more information as soon as it is available. well, a new study shows americans faith in government is at or near an all time low. that survey has been gauging attitudes on government institutions for the last 40 years. its latest findings show only 23% of americans have a great
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deal of confidence in the supreme court. only 11% have a great deal of confidence in the executive branch. 5% in congress. confidence is high, though when it comes to the u.s. military with 50% saying they do have great faith in the armed forces. police in washington state have arrested a 15-year-old for that attempted kidnapping that was caught on video. you've seen this video by now. police say the teenager snatched the 22-month-old boy out of a stroller at a park on sunday. the toddler's brother and sister chased the suspect, all while yelling for help. several teenagers joined that chase. police say the commotion caused the kidnapper to drop the boy and run off. the toddler's dad says those teens are heroes. >> very proud of not only the teenagers that helped us but i'm also proud of the law enforcement and everybody pulling together to resolve this situation. >> now, the suspect is not being identified because he's a minor.
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police are not saying what they believe was his motive. boston's public transit system is trying to make it up to riders. the system will offer free fares for a day. no date has been set, but it will likely be in april. riders will also be offered a 15% discount on a monthly pass in may. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> a nightmare. winter over there, 106 inches of snow. and it is not necessarily over yet. we have cooler winds moving in today. we got up to 61 yesterday. we're nowhere near that today. plus, the wind making it feel cooler. we have got a lucky 13 a lot of sunshine tomorrow and less winds than today. we do have some weekend rain that may interfere with your plans. there is that evidence of the gusty winds, 47 degrees now.
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north at 21 gusting to 30. we're 4 degrees cooler than we were at this time yesterday. again, 61 degrees, the average high for this time of year 51. we'll be right near there over the next couple of days and then we're going to be going back down again next week. temperatures in the 40s, 43 in wrightstown. 42 chester springs. definitely cooler than yesterday. 40 in allentown. 42 in reading. 42 in quakertown. 47 in newark delaware. 48 in middletown. they're going to be seeing a lot of sunshine this afternoon. but everybody is seeing a good bit of wind coming out of the northwest, bringing the cooler air down. we're gusting 30 miles an hour in philadelphia 29 in atlantic city. that wind will be much less as we go into the afternoon. especially later in the day. there is no rain anywhere. the rain is to the south. this is our next rainmaker, the
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moisture was in the gulf of mexico yesterday, and now it is getting a little bit closer. one day closer and here is the future cast. friday 6:00 a.m. nothing close. we go through the day tomorrow even by 4:00 no rain. so during the daytime hours tomorrow, it is dry. but as we go into friday night, especially later friday night, it is going to rain. and it is going to rain hour after hour after hour. and it is going to peak saturday morning. that's going to be the wettest time of the weekend. steady rain some of it heavy. but as you can see, with these models, it tapers off a little bit during the afternoon. tapers down to showers. so not everybody is seeing rain at every hour. like we will see saturday morning. see, a few showers there. and then on sunday it is generally dry. but it is going to be windy. just to give you an idea about return to the cold air, this is
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for the first official day of spring the arctic air is at least close. so we're not going to be seeing those 60s that we saw yesterday very much in the next couple of weeks. sunny, breezy today, winds to 25 miles an hour by afternoon. certainly gusting more than that now. temperature up near 50 degrees in the seven-day forecast. 52 tomorrow with rain coming in at night. rainycy then a windy day on sunday but definitely dryer, sunshine early next week and then colder weather starting in the middle of next week. >> let's get back to the breaking news out of indiana. better idea of what is going on here. a live picture, medical helicopter taking victims or victim away from a bus crash. we now know and you see the body of water there, the helicopter flying over this is right near
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the ohio river in southern indiana. and there was a tour bus crash on interstate 65. i-65 southbound a tour bus overturned, we're learning from our nbc affiliate in the louisville kentucky market. 20 people believed to be injured at this point. 20 passengers. and helicopters are in the process of transporting those people to hospitals in the area. no word yet on the extent of thisser injury ertheir injuries or what kaudz caused the crash. i-65 from indiana to the kentucky area. up next taking action. one of the world's top automakers releases a new ad campaign to help keep those who drive their cars safe. plus blame it on barbie? the controversy over mattel's latest creation why some parents say the toys will be spying on their kids.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> ad campaign to educate consumers about an air bag recall. the commercials will urge customers to check whether their cars are part of the tacota air bag recall. it will feature ads on radio, facebook and newspapers. speaking of facebook facebook is facing a new class action lawsuit. it involves parents whose children made purchases on the social network without permission. the lawsuit contends facebook let children use their parents
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credit and debit cards on the site and refused refunds when the parents complained. well automakers were packing more and more technology into cars these days. but those new features aren't for ever. put out a list of the top 2015 cars for those who are not tech savvy. it includes the hyundai accent gls sedan and hatch back. the rio lx made the list and mazda's mx 5, miata 3 isv. they identify new vehicles without features like navigation systems, bluetooth functions, keyless ignitions or exterior cameras. toymaker mattel plans to come out with a new interactive barbie coming out this fall. but one consumer group says the high tech talking doll may not be a good idea. the new hello barbie will let kids talk to her and barbie will respond. officials at the campaign for commercial free childhood have a
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petition. they say it will give mattel the ability to listen in on kids that play. the doll apparently uses a microphone to record kids' voices and transmit them to cloud servers. mattel says the technology includes safeguards to make sure the doll's data is secure and can't be accessed by unauthorized users. let's get back to the breaking news out of southern indiana. a tour bus crash on interstate 65. this is in clark county, indiana, across the ohio river from louisville kentucky. 20 passengers were injured. you see them some of the debris from the bus crash on the side of the highway. there is the vehicle itself right there. this is a tour bus, 20 people were injured. we saw helicopters earlier taking victims to area hospitals as we don't know yet how severe -- there is a better shot of the bus on the ground there. you can see it is overturned with the passenger compartments exposed there, a lot of debris on the site of the interstate.
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this is interstate 65 southbound traveling toward louisville. we'll bring you any updates as soon as they come in. 11:26 now. peaceful protest turned violent this morning in ferguson missouri. new developments we're following after two police officers were shot, just hours after the town's police chief announced he's resigning. and late just when you thought you had seen it all, there is this. new video that gives new meaning to taking the dog for a walk.
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nbc 10 breaking news. >> back to the scene of this breaking news in southern indiana. this is interstate 65 where a couple of hours ago a tour bus crashed as it was headed southbound on interstate 65
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toward louisville kentucky. this, again, clark county indiana, just across the ohio river from louisville. you can see against the tree line on the right side of the screen th- large wide object is the bus on its side. you see on the bigger picture that the tour bus, smaller picture is live video of what is going on right now. you see the emergency responders there on scene. we know at this point 20 people were injured. 20 passengers on that bus. we don't know the extent of their injuries. if we get any updates, we'll bring those to you as soon as they come in. we're also learning new details this morning about the shooting of two police officers in ferguson missouri overnight. amateur video there captured moment three shots were fired. protests were taking place in ferguson after the resignation of the city's police chief. the officers who were shot are thought to be in serious but
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stable condition. one was hit in the shoulder. the other was hit in theno< face. both are expected to survive. but police in ferguson are certainly on edge once again. >> this is really an ambush is what it is. i mean you can't see it coming. you don't understand it is going to happen. you're basically defenseless. >> now, a journalist on social media is reporting that there is s.w.a.t. activity in ferguson now related to this police t meantime, the area in front of the ferguson police headquarters has been sealed off while the search for clues continues. no arrest at this time. whoever fired the shots is still on the loose. an nbc news producer was covering that when the shots were fired and two officers were hit. jennifer roller said protesters had started to calm down when multiple gunshots rang out. we heard three on the audio recording earlier. she spoke to savannah guthrie on "today" about what happened. >> loud noises pop, pop, pop. it sounded likeñi firecrackers that's what we thought at first.
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when everybody hit the floor and the police said get down get down, and guns were drawn, we all hit the floor, it was a frightening moment. >> she said that once those shots were fired, a lot of the protesters ran. police are now questioning some of the protesters that were still hanging around after the shooting. stay with nbc 10 for continuing coverage as we work to learn more details about the police officers who were shot and the search for the shooter in ferguson. checking out our other top stories right now, crews had to battle a fire at a restaurant in north philadelphia overnight. it started after midnight inside china taste at broad andp, erie streets. police had to close off a portion of broad while firefighters put out the fire. it also damaged apartments above the restaurant. no one was hurt. one person did have minor injuries in another fire at a cafe in west philadelphia. it broke out around 2:00 thisy=ìáhp &hc& morning at 43rd and locust. apartments above the cafe were damaged. no word on what caused that fire. a judge today may clear the
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way finally for the sale of the former revel casino to florida developer glen straw for $82 million. or the judge may decide to give revel more time to consider other bidders. t#mb))ju even a chance that the judge could scrap the whole process and appoint a trustee to lick liquidate revel, which costs $2.4 billion to build. how safe are the oil trains that may move through your neighborhood? that's the topic being discussed today at city hall in philadelphia. some fear the derailment of one of those trains could lead to disaster.braxton is live at city hall. >> reporter: council person johnson says most of the tank cars used today are the older models and right now on the fourth floor of city hall, several speakers are waiting to address how to make the tank cars safer. take a look at what we're talking about. council person johnson is urging the u.s. department of transportation to describe in
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depth. johnson says the widely used model of tanker is prone to puncturing. he's also gotten the philadelphia office of emergency management involved. environmental groups also tell us more than 700,000 philadelphians live in an oil disaster evacuation zone. one such area the council president pointed out to us is the new schuylkill park. >> there is significant concerns. we have seen these things and they look like time bombs. and the good thing is that the administration on the federal level has gotten involved. >> reporter: recent derailments include one in south philadelphia in late january. most also recall when tanker cars were left teetering over the schuylkill river in january of 2014. there were no leaks in either case. but the major concern now is should there be a link how many people live in the area would be facing dangerous circumstances.
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now, we're going to be monitoring the conversation prior to the vote on this resolution and have it for you on our evening shows. live for now, outside city hall monique braxton, nbc 10 news. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it is a clear but breezy day in the area this morning. nbc 10's camera was in head house square where a strong wind was blowing the awnings on storefronts there. what's in store for today. glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here to answer that question and many more pressing questions about rain this weekend, glenn. >> definitely there is going to be rain for a part of the weekend. and definitely is not going to be any rain today. we had a frozen lake. this is lake wallenpaupack in the poconos, totally frozen up through last week. and now, a lot of melting going on. look how blue that sky is. just a spectacular looking day today. we're 47 in philadelphia.
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33 in mount pocono. so not a whole lot of melting going on. but the strong march sun can still melt some ice and snow even when the temperature is down near freezing. gusting 38 miles an hour there too. and 30 to 35 in some other parts of the area. that wind will be diminishing significantly this afternoon. now, we're dry across the entire area now but there is plenty of moisture down south. you can see it is moving in our direction, so a long way away. it is not going to affect us today, tonight or during the day tomorrow. lots of sunshine today. the wind dies down, so we go from windy to breezy to less wind by 6:00. and much less by tomorrow morning. but i'll have the timing on the weekend rain in the seven day in a few minutes. all right, thanks, glenn. there are new developments in the fraternity scandal at the university of oklahoma. the racist chant caught on videotape there is part of a,
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quote, horrible cancer but they say it does not extend past that chapter. nbc's gabe gutierrez reports. >> reporter: all week it called this video appalling. this morning, sigma alpha epsilon says the problem seems to be limited to one chapter. >> sigma alpha epsilon has come under attack. a lot of chapters and members are vilified. that's unfair. we hear the critics. we hear the conversations taking place. we know we can make this better and prevent this from happening. >> reporter: calling it a horrible cancer the fraternity says racist behavior entered its university of oklahoma chapter three to four years ago. that's about the time ou junior keith logan started college. he was among the dozens of people who attended a previously scheduled town hall meeting wednesday night to discuss racism on campus. >> it is very sickening at the same time. it is not surprising. >> reporter: parker rice one of the members in the video who apologized, is keeping quiet
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after saying his family has been threatened. outside his empty dallas home, a small group of protesters gathered. >> we're planning on filing a complaint with the department of justice so that way they can look into every chapter across the nation of asae. >> reporter: but the fraternity says so far it has been unable to verify any rumors of members using the chant beyond ou. e.j. beasley is a proud african-american member of sae at the university of cincinnati. >> i would not be part of a fraternity that is racist. >> reporter: the university says more expulsions are possible. now some experts are questioning whether that's even legal. >> students at public universities have free speech rights. now, if they had threatened a specific person that would be different. but nearly uttering even offensive racist speech is protected by first amendment.
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>> that was gabe gutierrez reporting. overnight, the ou president announced the creation of a vice president of diversity position at the university. well let's look at this a police chase ended with a car crashing into a fire truck. los angeles police were chasing two suspects when their car slammed into the back of that fire truck. the truck was sent careening into a yard. the car caught fire and the fire fighters got out of their truck and started battling the flames. one person was killed another injured. at least two firefighters had minor injuries. a 2-year-old was rescued after falling down a hole in a backyard. it happened near colorado springs. the child somehow fell about 15 feet into a sump pump hole and almost drowned. neighbors called for help and when firefighters got there, they lowered ropes and harnesses into the hole. >> tied the rope off to my ankles, drop manyped me down head first into the hole. >> the boy is safe now and several houses in the neighborhood have the same types
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of holes in the ground. small children could be in danger to certainly keep them away from the sump pump holes. little league baseball has announced plans to dissolve the district that was home to the jackie robinson west team. the league stripped jackie be robinson west of its national title earlier this year after an investigation into whether that team used players from outside its boundaries. the move comes hours after jackie robinson west announced that it may lead little league international to join the similar cal ripken babe ruth league. well, some golfers in florida will probably let this guy play through. this giant gator was photographed on a course near sarasota. the pictures went viral, of course. and some people questioned whether the pictures are photo shopped but the man who took them says they're real. take a mulligan on that one. a local college is getting ready to show off an art exist that is nearly a century in the making. we're going to meet the amazing
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artist behind these works of art next. she has quite an inspiring story to tell and it is not just about art. glenn? >> sunshine for now. but big changes are coming. tracking a lot of rain coming through part of the weekend. when it is going to arrive and how long it is going to last just ahead.
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the overuse of medical imaging varies by region. 43% of patients underwent testing that wasn't needed and unnecessary scans were especially prevalent in the northeast united states. while doctors in the northwest and utah performed what the study authors call more appropriate levels of imaging. more evidence to staying active is the key to helping seniors fight the aging process. older people can develop damage in the parts of the brain linked to movement and walking. but a new study finds that more active seniors scored better on movement tests, even if they had high levels of brain damage. seniors with average or low activity levels had much more difficulty on those movement tests. our next guest certainly knows a thing or two about staying active. she's a fascinating artist who proves that you're never too old to try something new. her first ever gallery exhibit premieres later today. these are just some of the works that you'll see featured in frita la favor's exhibit at
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lawrence gallery. this exhibit is almost a century in the making. joining us now, i have the pleasure of talking to frita la favor. frita, thank you so much for being here. now, i said that the exhibit is almost a century in the making because you have a big birthday coming up, right? >> yes, my 100th birthday. >> your 100th birthday. >> yes. >> is what? march 21st? >> march 21st. >> nine days from now. >> yes. >> how are you going to celebrate? >> a big party. >> i hope i get an invitation. >> anytime. >> anytime. you hear that? frita, you took up painting at the tender age of 76. >> right. >> why? >> 77. >> 77. why did you start painting then? most people are putting down their -- >> i retired from work. and i had had a little painting that i had done when i was -- when my daughter was 5 years
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old. and this one paint inging, another lady saw, and she was an artist and she said you have talent. she said you should start painting. >> you do have talent. we're seeing some of your work on screen here. and you're not only a talented artist. you're walking a history lesson. you were born in germany in 1915 during world war i. your family fled eastern germany, went to germany, things got rough there. you fled nazi germany in 1939 holocaust survivor. you came to the u.s. with $4 in your pocket right? you knew no one. very little english. >> didn't speak english. >> how did you survive? how did you start over? >> i was homeless for nine days. slept on the floor. and then i found a job, a nursing job. i was a nurse in germany.
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>> a nurse in germany. you found a nursing job here. >> yes. and from then on i worked almost for three years until i decided to become a registered nurse here in america and went to bellevue hospital and trained there. >> and cared for many patients over the years. and you earned a certificate, after you decided to take up painting and -- at the age of 77, you earned a certificate from the pennsylvania academy of the fine arts at age 83. what will you say is your style of painting? we have seen some of your works. >> impressionistic, yes. >> a lot of landscapes. >> yes. and portrait paintings. i also took classes in a system which was introduced by leonardo da vinci. and you get a very good
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likeness classic painting of self-portrait, of portraits. >> you left us with beautiful work. leave us with some wisdom here too. you're about to turn 100. you don't wear glasses. you drive every day. you said you sell me you drive on the schuylkill at night. i said to her when i sat down, i said you actually drive. she said of course i do. how else am i going to get to where i need to go. you seem so young. what is your secret? >> i just -- i don't know. i just try to never get angry. i have an easy disposition. >> you and i will get along well then. >> everybody gets along with me. i have an easy disposition, right. i don't -- i don't --
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>> don't let things fluster you, that's for sure. >> right. >> you stay active. that's the key. and you can see how she stayed active over the years by checking out her first ever exhibit, frita la favor, her life in art, on display starting today through april 7th at rosemont college's lawrence gallery in rosemont. there is an opening reception sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00. frita will be speaking there. and then i'm going to her big birthday bash on march 21st. so we can celebrate her turning 100 and producing a lot more paintings. so -- such a pleasure to meet you. thanks for being with us. glenn? now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> well now that we're out of the deep freeze, a lot of the snow continues to melt but we have got a windy day today and cooler winds. we got up to 61 yesterday. not even close to that. we got a lucky 13 for tomorrow. beautiful weather then.
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and weekend rain not quite so beautiful. citizens bank park actually going to be used before too long. we're getting into springtime. close to the beginning of baseball season. 47 degrees, the wind 21 miles an hour gusting to 30. and the temperatures are in the 40s, 40 degrees in allentown now. 45 in glassboro. 47 in millville. 49 in stone harbor. of course, a lot of those places are going to get into the 50s today. and that's the average temperature. you can see the wind coming from the northwest, these are the average winds, the sustained winds, 21 miles an hour in philadelphia. 26 in the poconos. 23 in millville. so yeah it is a windy first half of the day. the second half will be less windy. but it is still going to be bone dry. beautiful blue skies out there. a lot of rain continues to build up from the gulf of mexico. and some of that headed this
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way. not during the daytime hours tomorrow. tomorrow night, especially late tomorrow night, the rain comes in becomes heavy at times, right now not heavy enough to produce significant flooding. and there is 1:00 saturday afternoon, and a lot of the models dry it out a little bit saturday afternoon. at least taper it off into showers as you can see here. but definitely wetter than sunday. so quite a difference between those two days. today, we see bright sunshine windy, though gust of 30. wind diminishing this afternoon. not much wind. tonight, and not much wind tomorrow either. the rain comes in at night, especially later at night. and into saturday and the morning should be the wettest part of the day. sunday windy day, just a chance of a shower dry on monday.
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and then we get another shot of some really cold air on wednesday. glenn, up next the dog who prefers the catwalk. the video that is stopping people and canines in their tracks. you got to see the rest of this coming up.
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coming up this afternoon at 3:00 ellen with the cast of the show glee. and at 4:00 concern over bad bridges in this area. the nbc 10 investigators ask federal officials what is being done about them. today, the frustration and the finger pointing. this afternoon on nbc 10 news at 4:00. and we continue to follow breaking news out of indiana. a tour bus crashed on interstate 65 there, clark county indiana. just about 20 miles north of louisville kentucky, across the owe ohio river. the bus is on its side off the interstate. a number of people were injured in the cash. we were hearing about 20 people injured earlier. at least six medical helicopters responded to the scene. stay with the nbc 10 news app for updates on this breaking story out of indiana. to another update the police officers shot overnight in ferguson missouri have been released from the hospital. officials confirm that those
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officers were sent home sometime before 9:00 a.m. central time. the officers were wounded when gunfire erupted during a protest. that demonstration was taking place following the resignation of ferguson's police chief. one officer was hit in the shoulder, the other was hit in the face but, again, they both have been released from the hospital now. the person who shot them is still on the loose. police have not made any arrests at this time. there is unrest in ferguson since officer darren wilson shot to death unarmed teen michael brown in august of 2014. a grand jury later decided not to indict willisson in brown's death. taking the dog for a walk. it is no ordinary sight in china. look at this. a 1-year-old poodle trained to walk on its hind legs and someone has thought to put this dog in some fine clothing there. people actually mistake the dog for a child often. the dog's owner says it took him two months to train the little poodle to walk this way.
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he said he did it as a hobby. thanks for watching nbc 10 news at 11:00. i'm chris cato. for glenn and all of us here, have a great day.
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[knock at door] >> will: it's open. >> lucas: hey. where's my girl? >> will: ari's napping. >> lucas: oh. what's all this? >> will: notes and artifacts from paul's interview. i'm looking for something i can use to get him out of salem. i don't care what it takes, dad. i am not going to let him ruin my marriage. >> tori: thank you for meeting me. i would have had you come up to my room, but it was being cleaned. >> paul: oh, well, i'd suggest us grabbing a cup of coffee, but that would involve the risk of us being seen in public. >> tori: paul... i told you last night that i've always been proud of you and always will be. but everyone


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