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nbc 10 breaking news. >> right now at 11:00, breaking news a 4-year-old boy is safe this morning after he was taken from his north philadelphia home. nbc 10's jesse gary is live for us at the scene in north philadelphia. jesse, a lot of people are relieved. what can you tell us happened? >> a lot of new information at the top of the hour. 4-year-old toddler is headed to st. christopher's hospital to be checked out. police say he was found in good condition, but they just want to make sure so a routine check over st. christopher's hospital the man accused of taking him is in custody. charges pending. i checked with the family, their house is down the block. i talked to the grandmother. she is relieved overwhelmed, quite frankly. she had to take her asthma medication because she started
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to hyperventilate a little bit because she was so excited at the news that her grandson has been found, found safe and sound. this is a recent picture of 4-year-old yandel ernesto rosario with his mother. the boy's mother told police the baby was abducted by her live-in boyfriend. he is 35-year-old carlos lebron jr. an alert -- earlier this morning asking anyone with information to call police. they say the child was taken from his bed while his mother and a friend were talking in an adjoining room. >> we was talking in the front room and he was in the middle room with the baby. and the baby was asleep. and we diabetedn't know he was talking. he tells me to go to the middle room to see the baby, he sleeps fun yichl funny. we go to the middle room. she started screaming. i told her i was calling the cops. >> reporter: this is a picture of carlos lebron on the right
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with his live-in good and the boy's mother. investigators say he's in custody with detectives. we're waiting to hear what charges he will face. but the 4-year-old yandel ernesto rosario has been found and family tells me he'll be brought back to the home shortly. live in north philadelphia, jesse gary nbc 10 news. >> thank you. it is something an overbrook man did every night, take his dog for a walk. last night that man did not return home. philadelphia police say someone tried to rob him and he was shot and killed with his faithful companion by his side. philadelphia police this morning are still looking for the shooter. it happened along woodcrest avenue and matt delucia is live where it happened. are police getting any closer to catching the person or persons who murdered this man? >> reporter: well, i'll tell you, at this point what we know is the man was found shot here in the street. we have seen several police cars going up and down this block this morning. and neighbors here are waking up to find flyers on their car windshields asking for
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information. the 51-year-old man whose name we just learned is james stoolman found unconscious here around 8:30 last night. neighbors said they heard a gunshot. police get out here they find the man on the ground he had his dog on a leash in one hand and a flashlight in the other. investigators are trying to figure out what the motive was here. but they believe that it was robbery. within the past hour i spoke with some of the neighbors out here, some who walked their own dogs at night. >> i thought it was disturbing. >> just have to keep an eye out, you know. i've never had experienced anything like this before so close to home literally. and absolutely you know just have to be more cautious. >> reporter: there is a dog park just up the other end of the road. and police tell us the victim was always out here usually the same time every night, about 8:30 with his daughter. she was not with him last night. folks out here tell me it is very unsettling and want this
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murderer off their streets. live in overbrook this morning, matt delucia nbc 10 news. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> and we're exactly a week away from the start of spring and, of course, baseball season just around the corner as we take a live look at citizens bank park. enjoy today's dry weather because big changes are coming. glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here to tell us about those changes. glenn? >> yeah, vai. tomorrow is going to look dramatically different from the way today looks. had a lot of sunshine a lot of blue in the sky. we are seeing some high thin clouds ahead of this storm that is going to be affecting us tomorrow. we're up to 43 in philadelphia. only 34 in allentown. 38 in reading. but the temperature is going to be climbing during the afternoon because of that sunshine. look at what is coming. here is a tremendous area of rain from kentucky all the way down to the gulf of mexico.
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and that means a lot of hours of rain ahead, right as we go into the weekend. for this afternoon, we're up near 50 degrees, the clouds increase cloudy by 6:00, but not raining. it will be raining by midnight and i'll let you know when the heaviest is coming and when it moves out of here with the seven-day in a few minutes. paying respects to a man who made the ultimate sacrifice. tonight, the city of philadelphia will begin saying a final farewell to fallen police officer robert wilson iii. >> thank you to the community at large. >> wilson lived in west philadelphia. last night his neighbors came together to honor him lighting candles, shedding tears and saying prayers for wilson's family and fellow officers. there will be a viewing later on today from 4:00 to 8:00 at the francis funeral home on whitby avenue in west philadelphia. second will happen tomorrow morning from 7:00 to 10:00 at
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the palestra at the university of pennsylvania followed by the funeral which will begin at 10:00. officer wilson will be buried at fernwood cemetery in lansdowne. he was an eight year veteran of the philadelphia police department. he worked in the 22nd district. last thursday he was in uniform when he went into a gamestop store in north philadelphia to buy a birthday present for his young son. police say two men came in and tried to rob the place. wilson tried to stop them. and was shot and killed. carlton hicks and ramon williams are charged with his murder. hipps was injured in the shootout and is recovering in the hospital. meanwhile, state and local police in delaware are looking for a hit and run driver there. an nbc 10 viewer sent us this cell phone video of officers at the scene in pine creek, new castle county last night. state police tell us the driver got into an accident on new lyndon road and then hopped out of the car and took off running. no one was hurt. happening today, philadelphia mayor michael
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nutter will sign legislation that puts a question on the may primary ballot about universal prekindergarten. if voters approve electronic the city would create an independent commission that would come up with a plan to get all of the city's 3 and 4-year-olds into a pre-k program. and septa wants your input on this plan to extend rail service into the king of prussia area. they want to extend the norristown high speed line to the king of prussia mall and valley forge business parks. they narrowed the list of possible routes from 30 down to 5. the project is expected to take about a decade to complete and will cost about $500 million. you can give your opinion on the project at three hearings scheduled this month. the first is monday at the radisson hotel valley forge from 2:00 to 4:30 in the afternoon. two sessions are planned also for march 25th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8:30 at the doubletree hotel valley forge on dekalb pike.
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this morning, the eagles are in talks with the nfl after they signed the league's leading rusher, demarco murray. bird fans greeting the former dallas cowboy when he arrived at the complex yesterday. the eagles gave the free agent $42 million over five years and new eagles quarterback and former oklahoma teammate sam bradford helped seal the deal. >> sam is a great friend of mine. like a brother to me as well. it was a huge influence once i heard that he was getting traded here. he immediately texted me and told me, hey, jump on board, let's go win it. >> and the eagles traded nick foal foles to the rams. up next unrest in ferguson. the search intensifies, the gunman who shot two police officers yesterday morning and there are renewed calls to stop the violence in the troubled
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city. and ebola concerns continue. an american aid worker has just arrived for treatment in the u.s. i'm tracking a lot of wet weather on the way, just in time for the weekend. i'll let you know how long it is going to last just ahead.
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more protests in ferguson missouri, where an intense manhunt is under way for the suspects in the shootings of two
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police officers. here is nbc's craig melvin. >> reporter: overnight, dozens of protesters once again gathered and chanted outside the ferguson police department as people here grappled with another outbreak of the violence that plagued this community for months. when police moved to clear the streets, some were met with angry words. but nothing like the night before, when two officers were shot as they stood guard outside the police station. an intense manhunt is still under way. >> ugly reminder of what can happen, you know? there are people out here that want to hurt the police. >> reporter: thursday afternoon, three people were taken in for questioning from this ferguson house, but soon released. police say they don't have any suspects. president obama appeared on jimmy kimmel live and condemned the violence. >> i think that what had been happening in ferguson was oppressive and objectionable. and was worthy of protest.
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but there was no excuse for criminal acts. >> attorney general eric holder was more blunt. >> this was the pump. >> reporter: one of the protest organizers says he hopes for the officer's recovery but is determined not to let the shootings slow their movement. what is the endgame? >> the endgame is to continue continue to fight until we have a system that is going to be equal to everyone. >> we had three top officials step down over the past week or so. is this not enough? >> no. >> reporter: late thursday a pause among the protests for a candlelight vigil different races, different denominations, praying for the same thing, peace. ♪ let it shine ♪ >> amen. >> that was nbc's craig melvin reporting.
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president obama making his first official comments about shooting of the two police officers in ferguson, missouri in that appearance on jimmy kimmel live. craig melvin referenced in the package. the president referred to a justice department report that showed african-americans in ferguson will be stopped by police disproportionately but he said that while that treatment was wrong, it doesn't justify criminal acts. >> what had been happening in ferguson was oppressive and objectionable. and was worthy of protest. but there was no excuse for criminal acts. >> the president went on to say that good spirited like minded people on both sides should work together to come up with answers. and president obama will meet with officials at the phoenix veterans affairs hospital today, the same facility that falsified medical records of wait times for veterans seeking medical appointments. the new va secretary implemented change to serve veterans more
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efficiently. the president will be briefed on the progress that's been made. this morning, some lawmakers on capitol hill are demanding more answers about the latest secret service scandal as more details emerge about the incident. the investigation centers on two agents including one who protects the president. they're accused of driving a car through a white house security barrier last week after a night of drinking. they interrupted a bomb scene investigation and according to the washington post, may have driven over a suspicious package. the agents have been reassigned and the department of homeland security is investigating. happening today, the man accused of climbing a fence and running into the white house is expected to take a plea deal. omar gonzalez is due in federal court this afternoon. no word on what the plea deal would involve. police say gonzalez breached security back in september and made it as far as the east room before being stopped. the incident contributed to the resignation of then secret service head julia pierson.
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nearly five months after the last ebola case which was treated here in the u.s. doctors at the maryland hospital are now tending to a new patient as nbc 10's tom costello reports, it is an american health care worker infected while working in west africa. >> reporter: once again, the nation's top infectious disease hospital is preparing its containment unit to treat a patient who could be critically hill. the health care worker was on the front lines of ebola working in sierra leone. >> we have learned an enormous amount about how to take care of these people and i would hope and expect that this person after going through a rough period might well get better and be able to leave. >> reporter: the nih has cared for ebola patients before. >> i was patient nina pham is free of ebola. >> reporter: nurse nina pham went home after successful treatment. she had contracted ebola while
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caring for thomas duncan who died from ebola in a dallas hospital. in all, the eight americans treated for ebola have lived, but duncan from liberia and dr. martin saleh of sierra leone both died while being treated in u.s. hospitals. meanwhile, in west africa the death toll now stands at 10,000. >> ebola hasn't gone away. it slipped off the radar screen. the epidemics in sierra leone and guinea continue and continue to need our help. >> that was nbc's tom costello reporting. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> some really nice looking weather today. was pretty chilly first thing in the morning, but otherwise, it is a lucky 13 a lot of sunshine, dry weather, light winds, but we have got some nasty weather coming in tomorrow. soggy saturday and a very windy sunday. those two days are going to be
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very, very different. we have a lot of sunshine out there, high clouds starting to move in. 43 degrees. only an 8-mile-an-hour wind. it got down to 14% yesterday. so it is climbing up there a little bit. temperatures in the 30s to the north and west. and some 40s elsewhere. so still on the chilly side but with that strong march sun, it is feeling a little bit better especially because there is not that much wind. still dry around the area but there is plenty of rain on the way. now, most of this is on the light to moderate side. we don't see a lot of heavy rain. we don't see thunderstorms. but this is just a steady type of rain coming in like a wall of it. there is 11:00 tonight. so no threats during the dinner time hours, going to come later this evening going to hit berks county and parts of delaware first and then it quickly moves across the region. that's a solid area of rain by
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5:00 a.m. everybody getting rain. but you don't see real heavy rain. now, watch the temperatures, kind of fairly uniform, cold up to the north, 53 in dover. 43 in philadelphia. that's a chilly start to the day. by 2:00 it is still raining, and most of the area 52 degrees, and then here we go into the 60s, at least in dover. probably close to 60 in philly. it stays in the mid-40s in allentown. and you can see much much less of the area getting rain in the afternoon than in the morning. there is still going to be some showers around. going to be mild. late tomorrow afternoon and into the evening, and then on sunday the temperature gets lower, we get a lot of wind but we also get the sunshine returning. how much rain falling? about little less than .7 of an inch by morning and little over an inch by the time it is all
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over with. and with this steady, gentle kind of rain we're not expecting widespread flooding here good thing, a lot of that snow has melted already or else we would be seeing more significant flooding with this kind of system. for today, the sunshine giving way to increasing clouds the rain comes in at night. and the high temperature around 50 or into the low 50s by this afternoon. then, tomorrow rainy day, but milder by afternoon, and high near 60 in philadelphia. mid-60s to the south, but only mid-40s up in lehigh valley. and then everybody gets wind on sunday. gusting up to 35 miles an hour. a lot like yesterday. then a nice dry day on monday. and then st. paddy's day, windy as well. >> thank you, glenn. many pregnant women think it is the right time to eat whatever they want. but not so fast why experts say
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they might want to think twice before they start eating for two. and the power of the iron man, ahead, you'll see,000 how this hollywood star transforms this very deserving boy into the bionic boy.
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11:23. a warning for drivers this evening. skyforce10 live over plymouth township, montgomery county emergency sinkhole repairs will begin tonight at 6:00.
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a sinkhole opened up in the creek bed and that's affecting the bridge the plymouth road will be closed and detoured between i-476 and butler pike. that detour goes into effect tonight at 6:00. may want to avoid that area if you go through there. a new study showed nearly half of all pregnant women gained weight more than recommended during pregnancy. women overweight or obese before getting pregnant had the highest risk of excess weight gain. experts say this is a concern because gaining too much weight can cause health problems for both mother and baby. the institute of medicine recommends women of normal weight gain between 25 and 35 pounds during pregnancy. if the woman is overweight 15 to 20 pound weight gain is recommended. when new fathers are depressed, it can affect children's behavior as much as when mothers suffer from post partum depression. researchers at northwestern university found depressed parents were less likely to make
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eye contact or smile at their baby. that can affect the child's ability to form close attachments and healthy emotions. experts say this shows how important it is that doctors screen both parents for post partum depression. ironman star robert downey jr. makes a special delivery to a young boy and he did it in character as tony stark. take a look. >> you know who that is? >> iron man. >> downey presented 7-year-old alex with a bionic arm made using a 3-d printer. he was born with a partially developed right arm. the exchange was captured in a video posted online yesterday. alex's new bionic arm is made to resemble the ironman suit created by an engineering student who builds and donates bionic limbs to kids around the world. very nice. he was doing something he did every single night, a philadelphia dad taking his dog out for a walk. police are searching for a
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killer. a live update on the investigation into what happened just ahead. and look who showed up for spring training out west. yeah, that's will ferrell, and we'll tell you why he's taking on the cactus league.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> just about 11:30. philadelphia police are searching for the person who shot and killed a man as he was taking his dog for a walk last night. this happened in the city's overbrook section. nbc 10's matt delucia is live where this happened. matt you've been talking with neighbors there who want this killer off the streets. >> reporter: right in front of their homes, they never expected something like this to happen. police tell us that the man was walking his dog out here last night and he was shot. 51-year-old james stoolman was found unconscious in the middle of the street around 8:30 last
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night. some neighbors say they heard a gunshot and the man had his dog on a leash in one hand and a flashlight in the other. investigators at the moment believe this may have been a robbery, but police tell us the victim lived in the neighborhood, and frequently walked this block while the neighbors out here are finding this whole thing unsettling. >> we're gathering early on in this investigation that neighbors report this gentleman walks around the block every night with his dog. >> kind of you know incident doesn't happen on the street. i've been here two years and never have i had anything like this happen. >> reporter: i've been in touch with philadelphia police this morning. so far no arrests, but investigators have been putting flyers on the cars out here to see if anyone on this block has any information that can lead them to this killer. live in overbrook, matt delucia nbc 10 news. and checking out our top
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stories now, state and local police in delaware continue to look for a hit and run driver there. nbc 10 viewer sent us this cell phone video of officers at the scene in pine creek, new castle county last night. state police tell us a driver got into an accident on new lyndon road then hopped out of the car and took off running. no one was hurt. tonight, the city of philadelphia will begin saying a final farewell to fallen police officer robert wilson iii. there will be a viewing in west philadelphia and preparations are under way for a second viewing and funeral at the palestra at the university of pennsylvania tomorrow. road crews are patching up streets in advance of that event. new eagles running back demarco murray has a message for eagles fans. the former cowboy switched sides in the rivalry yesterday agreeing to terms on a five-year contract. he tweeted out this morning, quote, that -- thank you to all the people of philadelphia who welcomed me with open arms great to be part of the family, look forward to getting to work.
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now, your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> picture perfect weather out there right now. a live look outside at boathouse row in philadelphia. better enjoy it though while it lasts. glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here with the forecast. glenn? >> we have some big changes coming over the next 24 hours. not going to be looking like this tomorrow. this is the poconos and you can see some of the high thin clouds starting to come over even in the poconos, going to be just about all rain out of this next system. so that is going to be the end of a lot of snow after this. so 31 in the poconos now. but it will be warming up. 34 in allentown. 39 in trenton. mount holly and also in wilmington. now, we continue to see the dry air across our part of the country, but that rain is getting closer and closer. it is already now into west virginia and parts of
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southwestern virginia. look how big the area is. it is not that it is so heavy, and concentrated with heavy rain, but it is just a very large area and that means a lot of hours of rain during the day tomorrow. today, no rain even by 6:00 just cloudy skies, temperature getting up to about 5 or low 50s today. we'll talk more about the timing of the rain tomorrow when it ends with the seven-day in a few minutes. thank you, glenn. federal investigators are headed to oklahoma to look into a medical helicopter crash that killed one person there. authorities say the aircraft went down in a wooded area about 120 miles east of oklahoma city. this happened late last night. searchers found the wreckage several hours later. two other people were hurt. there is no word on their conditions. all of the victims were employees of the medical transport company. and military officials say they need better weather before they can recover the wreckage of a downed helicopter off the coast of the florida panhandle.
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authorities announced thursday that divers have discovered the wreckage under 25 feet of water in santa rosia sound. but fog is keeping them from bringing it to the surface. officials confirm there were no survivors. seven marines and four army national guard members were on board when the helicopter went down during a night training exercise. so far only two bodies have been recovered. and residents of a remote town in argentina held a vigil for the victims of a crash involving two helicopters there. the choppers collided on monday. all ten people on board were killed investigators are looking into whether the crash was caused by pilot error or a mechanical failure. update now on a story you saw as breaking news here on nbc 10 news at 11:00. yesterday morning. more than 20 people are recovering after their tour bus overturned on the highway in clark county indiana. the bus was carrying 16 members of the indiana tech bowling team and their coaches. everyone on board was taken to a nearby hospital to be checked
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out. officials are now looking into how that crash happened. and new developments overnight in that fraternity scandal at the university of oklahoma. nbc's gabe gutierrez shows us the local chapter has reportedly hired a high profile attorney and is considering legal action against the university. >> reporter: this shocking video sparked national outrage and swift action from the university of oklahoma. but this morning nbc affiliate kfor is reporting the local chapter of sigma alpha epsilon has hired steven jones who represented timothy mcveigh during the oklahoma city bombing trial. jones told kfor the group is outraged over university president david boren shutting down the fraternity house and branding sae members as bigots. he told the station the two students who were expelled from apologized, they lacked judgment in the social setting, but that the entire fraternity should not be tarred and feathered as
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racists. some legal experts from questioned whether the expulsions violated free speech laws. >> under american law, they do have a first amendment right to express even repulsive points of view as long as they're not threatening a specific person. >> reporter: on wednesday, the local chapter's board of trustees released a statement telling the racist behavior a horrible cancer that had entered the house three or four years ago. the national organization says it has not verified reports of the racist chant being used beyond ou but is investigating allegations of racism at louisiana tech university. thursday at ou instead of practice the football team held a silent protest, black and white players arm and arm. >> these guys have put a lot of time into what the message is and how they can affect change and how they want to go about doing it. >> the entire message we wanted to portray is coming together. it is about change not just in our locker room, on this campus but nationwide.
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>> that was nbc's gabe gutierrez reporting. new information about a 15-year-old charge with trying to kidnap a toddler. over the weekend in washington state, a woman says she caught the same teen trying to take her child. cameras caught the most recent incident police say the 15-year-old carried away a 22-month-old boy while the toddler's brother and sister ran after him screaming. two teenagers also started chasing after him, causing the 15-year-old to drop the child and then run away. after police arrested him yesterday -- wednesday, a woman came forward saying that the teen tried to snatch her 11-year-old autistic son last summer. >> i'm like hey, what are you doing? and he goes, oh i was taking him home. i said you know this is his home. what are you doing? >> that mom says she believes the teenager has problems and has slipped through the cracks and she wants to see him get help. southern california powerball winner is now a loser after he failed to claim a $1 million prize.
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lottery officials had released this video of the man buying the winning ticket at a supermarket on september 13th. they say the man saw the video and then knew he had won, but it appears he had lost the winning ticket. he had until yesterday afternoon to claim the prize money and now the $1 million will go to california's public schools. not all bad, at least for the public schools. secretary of state john kerry is in egypt this morning on a trip that will see him meeting with several middle east leaders. secretary kerry is attending an economic conference and meets with egypt's president in a couple of hours. egypt has been demanding u.s. military aid, but that won't arrive until the obama administration confirms egypt's progress on democracy and human rights following the 2013 coup. kerry is meeting with palestinian president mahmoud abbas and jordan's king abdullah, the second a little later today. today, britain's royal
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family is commemorating the end of the country's combat operations in afghanistan. queen elizabeth ii prince william and his wife kate attended a ceremony at london's st. paul's cathedral. prince harry, who served two tours during the conflict was also there. britain was part of the u.s. led coalition that fought the tal taliban in afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks. more than 450 britons were killed. the country formally ended its 13-year campaign in october. as a baseball player will ferrell is a fine comedian. that's farrell taking the mound there for the dodgers and the spring training game in arizona last night. well, at least he looked the part. all and all ferrulearrell didn't do too badly. he played all positions in the field, in fact he barnstormed for ten teams and five different games across the cactus league yesterday. all for a charity as part of the
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tv special to raise money to fight cancer. battling the bullies. the local school that is taking extra steps to keep its students from being harassed and even congress is taking note. getting ready for a lot of rain this weekend. i'll let you know how long the wet weather is going to last with my exclusive first alert forecast just ahead.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> -- recognized for their efforts for to stop bullying in the centennial school district. they don't just discipline they keep students and teachers talking until issues are resolved. senator bob casey visited the district earlier this week and is using centennial as a model for what he wants to see in schools around the country. over at william tenet high school the principal says in the time they changed their approach suspensions have been cut in half. >> i think that there is no can solution to stopping bullying. the key is building recessionshiprecession relationships among students and adults. and we put a great deal of training into just that. >> it breaks my heart seeing them and no one is doing
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anything. >> you're doing something. >> yeah. i really like -- i tell a teacher, go help them. >> senator casey is pushing congress to pass a bill that would raise standards on how bullying is handled and reported nationwide. meanwhile, the students here say they're just doing what's right. >> the facts are mind blowing. lung cancer is by far the biggest cancer killer in the united states. the number of nonsmokers who develop lung cancer continues to grow. and that's why you're being encouraged to take part in the great event happening next saturday, march 21st. hundreds of people are participating in a vertical road race of sorts. the fight for air climb raises money for the american lung association to help people fighting lung cancer and other lung diseases. john foley is taking part in next week's climb and he's doing so to support his brother-in-law tom jenkins, who is also here with us this morning. thank you for being here. john let's start with you.
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why is this event so important to you? tell us your personal connection besides your brother-in-law. >> well i participated in events like this in the past just for fun, just to stay in shape. this seemed like a great idea this year to do something to help raise money for tom, tom's situation, and the family got involved as well. >> let's talk about your situation. you have the support of your family, your four children you live down the shore, hurricane sandy hits about 2 1/2 years ago. and tell us what happened. >> we live in spring lake new jersey, about five blocks off the ocean, and about two weeks after the hurricane came through, i developed a cough, and it lingered and one thing turned into another that i finally got it looked at and came down here to the university of pennsylvania hospital system got it looked at and ended up with a virus or a mole that got into my lungs that just continued to develop. and without the necessary drug therapies and chemotherapy,
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didn't work and now i'm on an active list for -- as a donor or i should say to be -- receive a lung transplant from a donor. >> now, and to be sure you were a smoker but you quit some ten -- a decade ago. this is not related at all. doctors determined this is not related to smoking. >> it is a form of hypersensitivity, and it is a chronic disease that unfortunately the drug therapies just didn't work this time. so i'm left with having to receive a transplant. >> what is the -- what is your life like now? >> it is -- i have a great support system family friends, everything else is great. but i'm on oxygen 24 hours a day, seven days a week. i'm on disability. so it is a struggle but i know that the care that i'm receiving, i'll get it resolved and i'll go back and have a
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normal life. >> john, tell me what the toll is like on the entire family and extended family. >> the extended family -- the whole family is -- praying very hard for tom and tom's recovery doing things like the fight for air climb, to help raise money and awareness. helps a great deal wherever we can help tom personally you know, with the family and all, we're all pitching in to help. >> do you have a wife and four children -- by the way, your wife is john's sister so that's a connection right? >> yes. >> how are your chirp feelldren feeling about this? how do they grapple with this with their father? >> i have four kids two of which are spread out to four winds now, they're older. but two teenage children and they're great. they are. they understand. and i think we have all got a pretty positive atmosphere about all of this and how it is going to be fixed. >> did you know -- any of you have any connection know anybody, you know personally with lung cancer before you contracted this? >> i had -- i really hadn't gone
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through this process and been an eye opening experience getting involved with the american lung association has been a huge help to us. john has been involved in it but the work that they do 35 million americans are affected by lung disease. the outreach that the american lung association provides of not only awareness, but all the funding that they collect provides to research and development has been huge. >> and also because of the hospitals that are in the area some of the best in the world. so the philly fight for air climb takes place saturday march 21st at three logan square in center city philadelphia. registration is at 7:00 in the morning and climbing begins at 8:30. for more information, go it our website, nbc10.com or check out the nbc 10 mobile app, a link there for you. thank you so much gentlemen, for coming in. good luck to you. >> thank you very much. >> thank you for having us. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist
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glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> we had nothing but sunshine yesterday, a lot of sunshine today. and we have got a lucky 13th as a result of that. not only sunshine but much much less wind than what we saw yesterday, but things are really go to change here. we have quite a soggy saturday we have been telling you about it for over a week. should be prepared for that already. and a windy sunday. a lot like yesterday with winds gusting into the 30s. well baseball season is getting closer home opener april 6th. and we hope it is a little warmer than this 43 degrees, wind only 8 miles an hour compared to the gusts in the 30s yesterday. and you can see we're starting to get a little bit of a wind off the ocean. now, it is not that strong yet, but it is going to start pushing some moisture off the atlantic only gusting up to about 5 to 10 miles an hour right now. it is really not that much of a
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factor. what a difference from yesterday. it is only 40 in kennett square and northeast philly. 39 in trenton, wilmington right now. 37 in quakertown pottstown. 39 in oxford. and 39 in mount holly. 40 in dover. so temperatures pretty slow to rise during the morning. even with all that sunshine. we have got nothing on radar close by but the rain is getting closer just now crossed into west virginia. and there is just no way this misses. this is a wall of rain, once it comes in it is going to stay with us for a while. steady rain hour after hour after hour. this is not showers. there is 11:00 tonight. we're dry through the early evening and then boy, by tomorrow morning, it is raining everywhere. raining in the poconos, rain at the shore. and then it is raining all morning, steady.
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temperatures in the 40s, kind of a chilly rain maybe fog in the morning. then it starts to warm up from south to north. we get close to 60 degrees at least in delaware and south jersey. stay in the 40s further to the north and then taper this over to showers. so it is not going to be a steady rain in the afternoon. we certainly can't say it is going to totally dry out. look at the contrast temperatures, 60s in dover, 45 in allentown. that's the kind of thing that is going to be happening during the day tomorrow. you can see those showers coming through. by sunday though that all moves out. and then the wind picks up. probably going to have a 20-mile-an-hour wind gusting to about 35. how about the amount of rain we showed you one computer model, half hour ago. here is another one. and by 8:00 a.m. half an inch of rain and the total amounts, less than an inch from this particular model. the other one we showed you, a
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little more than an inch. you average it out, about an inch of rain for this system. and the fact it is a steadier rain and not just downpours with lower chances of significant flooding. the sun giving way to increasing clouds and then the rain comes in tonight after 10:00, generally. high of about 52 degrees. tomorrow a mild afternoon at least. at least from philly southward. stays in the 40s in the lehigh valley, for example. that's a wet day. and then sunday is a windy day, but generally dry. so you can take your pick on which day you want to do stuff. if the wind bothers you, do it tomorrow. if the rain is going to bother you, do it sunday. and monday is nice and dry, and st. paddy's day windy and windy on wednesday too.
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coming up this afternoon at 3:00, "ellen," today, matthew mcconaughey and damon wayans jr. on "ellen." then at 4:00 it is nicknamed the handgun handbag. but this firepower fashion is now backfiring. today, the action one clothing chain is taking after stocking this item in their stores.
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that's this afternoon on nbc 10 news at 4:00. now to an update on one of our top stories. philadelphia police are continuing to look for the person who shot a man to death in the city's overbrook neighborhood. this happened overnight. police say 51-year-old james stoolman was walking his dog along woodcrest avenue when this happened. the dog was not harmed and remained by the man's side until police arrived. police tell us stoolman usually walked his dog the same time every night with his daughter but last night she wasn't with him. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz with a look at the afternoon weather. >> tremendous difference between today and tomorrow. nothing like today. it is going to be raining all morning tomorrow. and then tapering to showers in the afternoon. little bit on the mild side by afternoon. and then sunday it is dry, but it is very windy. so -- >> just look at -- >> beautiful. >> the scene back here.
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>> yesterday it was even bluer. so the humidity going up a little bit. >> thanks for watching nbc 10 news at 11:00.
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dave: the effect that standardized testing is having on our students is already coming through, it's already showing, and they haven't even taken the test yet.
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my first-grader came home the other day and cried, because he couldn't - he didn't feel like going to karate practice. after he was done with his work, he said, "mom, i'm just tired," and started to cry. in first grade. what are we doing? what are we doing to our kids?
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>> theresa: brady and melanie fought about how she was digging up dirt on me. then they kissed and made up and now they're happier than ever. can you believe that? hey, hello, i am buying these drinks--the least you could do is pretend like you're listening to me, okay? >> eve: i heard you, all right? melanie's a nosy bitch and brady is an idiot, so what else is new? and...what are you doing drinking right now, anyway? aren't you supposed to be at work? >> theresa: i needed to get away from little miss sunspot. >> eve: ooh--honey--honey, honey, honey! we're over here, hi. look at you. oh, my gosh, you look so beautiful. are you having a good day? >> paige: it's okay. >> eve: well, are you looking forward to your date tonight? >> theresa: really, you have a date? yes! hey, does that mean you're finally over that loser, jj?

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