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month later the somerset prosecutor ruled joyce sheridan's death a murder with stab wounds to her chest. now today the prosecutor's office says it was a murder/suicide. nbc10 reporter cydney long is at cooper hospital. you just received a statement from the sheridan's sons. what are they saying? >> reporter: the couple's four adult sons are not buying it. in fact, they call this investigative report, quote, incomplete guesswork. they say their father is now being convicted after his death of a crime he could have never committed. loved ones say there's no motive no forensic evidence and no knife ever recovered tied to the stab wounds of john sheridan. the sons of john and joyce sheridan tell nbc10 the somerset prosecutor's ruling that their parents' death are a murder/suicide, quote, speculative, and they plan to file a lawsuit.
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the report after six months of investigation with 813 interviews and backed by the medical examiner painted a gruesome picture of the master bedroom doused with gasoline that last sunday in september perform joyce suffered eight stab wounds to the head a fatal stab wound to her chest and defensive cuts on her hands. her death ruled a homicide. john sheridan's cause of death ruled suicide. with his dna, investigators say, on the gas can handle and cuts to his neck and torso. he was found in the burning bedroom underneath an armoire. while prosecutors say testing was done on a metal object melted into the floor, the sheridan loved ones say investigators never recovered any knife linked to the wounds on their father's body. the sons say if their mother foult so hard for his life why weren't there any scratches on his father or transfer of blood? the family also tells us on the weekend of the deaths in late september, that their parents, their father, had been preparing e-mails for an important meeting
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here at cooper university hospital. also that they had face time the night before with a grandson, even though people who investigators interviewed said john sheridan was upset and withdrawn in the final days of his life. live in camden outside cooper university hospital, i'm cydney long, "nbc10 news." you can read the entire seven-page report from the prosecutor's office and the statement from the sheridan's sons right now on our free "nbc10 news" app. a damp and chilly day across the region. nbc10 had long haddon avenue and a cloudy night down the shore in cape may. many of us waiting for warmer weather to head to the beach, but this weekend looks more like the return of winter. nbc10 chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is tracking the cooler conditions for us. yesterday's warmer weather long gone. >> yeah. it's not going to be coming back for about a week. so, get ready to bring out the
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heavy coats again because you'll need them. the flag first indication blowing in the opposite direction from yesterday. yet was yesterday was blowing up warm air. this is blowing in cold air. at least it's blowing out the rain that's been along the shore all day. the last echoes there along the coastline as we dry out across much of the rest of the area. it's 47 degrees in philadelphia. only 44 in pottstown. 45 in trenton. colder farther to the south. georgetown now up to 40 for the first time today. it's been a very chilly day in south delaware and jersey along with the rain. mostly cloudy skies as we go through the evening. the clouds coming back but the cold air yeah it's really going to be cold. you'll see how cold where you live with the seven-day in a few minutes. a septa worker goes above and beyond his bus driving duties. it happened when he saw a
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4-year-old girl wandering philadelphia streets alone overnight. here's where she was found at the corner of tooresdale and magee. drew smith is here to tell us how that septa driver jumped into action. >> that little girl is safe with her mother again. attention is turning to that septa bus driver who rescued the child. >> reporter: bus driver harlan jenifer is used to working overnight and seeing the bizarre things that come with those hours. this he wasn't expecting. >> i was like oh, you've got to be kidding me. >> reporter: watch the septa surveillance video of a 4-year-old girl soaked from the rain. she climbed onto the bus at 3 a.m. he has kids of his own so he said calling for help stopping the bus and staying with the girl was instinct. >> just basic, i guess, fatherly duties. >> reporter: you can see her walking around chatting with passengers. here she told passengers all she wanted was a slushy from a convenience store.
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>> she knew exactly where she was going so she must have traveled that route before. she had to. >> reporter: officers took the girl to the hospital where her mother met her. police tell us the mother won't be charged. they say the girl got up from her bed on her own, got dressed and walked right out the door. drew smith, "nbc10 news." new at 6:00 penn state abington professor who caused chaos on the flight is out of the classroom. it was all caught on tape. >> declared a national security threat. >> you're a national security threat. >> she was arrested in miami earlier this month. she went on a long-winded rant on her flight, even lit a cigarette. she was traveling with two research assistants who are penn state undergrads. the school says she is no longer teaching but is still employed by the university. the school tells nbc10 its investigation into the incident continues. a deadly stabbing spree
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inside a bridesburg home leaves philadelphia police with a mystery. a 50-year-old woman is dead her mother is in critical condition with stab wounds and her 18-year-old son is in the hospital with cuts on his hands. investigators believe those are the only three people involved in the crime. but they are not sure who did what. neighbors tell us police are familiar with the home. >> my neighbor across the street called me at 6:30 this morning because she saw ambulance and many cops. >> police are waiting to talk to the son and the grandmother as soon as their conditions improve. cracking down on crime. after a long wait high-tech cameras are finally in place in a bristol neighborhood. their job is not to record crimes but, rather, prevent them. we spoke to the township's acting police chief who says these cameras can zoom in on stores, streets and much more. >> they're tag readers, so they can actually grab a tag, they can run the tag for stolen.
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>> police say neighbors asked for the cameras in order to control drug crimes. people in berks county can now take advantage of the ride-sharing service uber. nbc10 learned uber went live today. this is a map showing the company's coverage area surrounding reading. it includes warnersville and temple. uber is already available in philadelphia and several other pennsylvania cities. riders must download the app on their smartphone allowing them to request a ride. a second setback for a special needs teenager in south jersey. just two weeks ago 15-year-old m.j. guzman testified against the drunk driver who put him in a wheelchair and killed his best friend. yesterday a thief stole the medical transport van his mother uses to drive m.j. where he needs to go. the van was found crashed in the tacony seconds of philadelphia. now m.j.'s mom just wants to give her son hope.
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>> he is my strength. he is my strength. that boy keeps me going. that's how come i have to be positive. i have to stay positive. >> the family set up a go fund me site and hopes someone will help them buy a new van. they only had limited insurance. police arrested a man who allegedly slammed that van into several cars and a home. troy edwards is charged with a list of crimes. new at 6:00 utility worker imposters. police in berks county tell nbc10 two men are on the prowl after stealing cash and jewelry from an elderly woman. they were posing as utility workers. take a look at a sketch of the only suspect the victim saw. police say he knocked on the victim's door wednesday in syncing spring. he told her he was a water company worker. he was inside her house for about an hour. police say he and a partner made off with about $400 and some jewelry. they abuse their power,
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according to the american civil liberties union, about red clay school district officials. in court papers today the aclu says red clay made it easier for people in favor of a tax increase to vote. they say the school blocked parking for some people, opposed to the tax boost. a spokesperson for red clay tells us the allegations are completely untrue. a controversial comment on social media costs a school employee her job. what the employee has to say about this deadly police shooting and what a judge said about the decision to fire her. well we'll be returning to winter-like weather this weekend. i'm tracking highs well blov average. plus when we warm back up in my first alert seven-day forecast. and the wilmington city council says crime and violence is an epidemic so they asked the centers for disease control to take a look at things. a sneak at their findings up ahead. here's to the explorers. those diagnosed with cancer who didn't settle
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new at 6:00 solutionings for a crime epidemic in wilmington come from an unusual place. the centers for disease control revealed their advice to city officials less than an hour ago. nbc10 delaware bureau reporter tim furlong is live tonight in wilmington with more on this story. >> reporter: the cdc just gave a
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sneak peek to city council members who asked them to come here and look at the violence problem in the city. it isn't available stot public just yet but the council members who were involved in this, they wanted me to have a chance to look at it so they could get information out to the people in wilmington. we met with city council members a moment ago. they see crime as an epidemic especially young african-american males. they say the cdc came up with interesting stats but they just affirmed what many people in the neighborhood already tell us. the key to cutting down crime is to getting to children earlier. you hear the term at-risk. the cdc says they need to identify the real at-risk kids sooner and take advantage of the city and state programs and figure out which ones work and which don't. >> some need to be invented some need to be redone some will be thrown out. we now know we have a way of identifying a person before they commit a cite crime. how do we give them the support they need so they don't go down
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that path. >> reporter: more early identification programs seems to be the big takeaway from what i'm hearing. the cdc didn't give the city council a good answer on when the public can see the report. the wilmington city council, they want everybody to see this. they've invited the cdc back to april 9th to put it on local television. they want a way to get the word out so everybody can hear the problems and be part of the solution. tim furlong, "nbc10 news." new at 6:00 a federal judge has ruled that a cumberland county school district was within its rights to fire a security guard for making racially charged remarks on facebook. a judge ruled in favor of vineland public schools. the guard was fired earlier this month after posting of the deadly shooting of a philadelphia police officer. officer wilson died in a shootout in a store in philadelphia two weeks ago. investigators say two brothers tried to rob the store and a gun battle broke out.
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they're set to appear in court for a hearing in may. from the nbc10 jersey shore bureau, plans are back on to resdwop the pier shops at caesar's. the developer will announce plans for the site next week. he bought the shopping dining and entertainment complex for nearly $3 million last fall but he ran into a legal dispute with caesar's that was only recently settled. now an update on a proposal aimed at turning amplgts c.'s struggling fortunes around. goff nofr christie wants lawmakers to approve and send him the bills. a spokesperson stopped short of saying christie would sign them. lawmakers have held off putting the package up for a final vote without the governor's support. penndot is experimenting with different types of pavement as it tries to fill thousands of potholes across our area. they're using high-strength synthetic fibers, similar to the ones used in police kevlar vests. the fibers are mixed with rocks, oils and other ingredients to make a type of asphalt that is
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stronger and less likely to crack. >> we try to pull something apart, it resists. that's tensil strength, you can't full apart. >> reporter: that's what you're doing for the roadway? >> that's what we're doing for the roadway. >> it's being tested in bucks county and another part of the state. a final decision on whether it can be used everywhere is expected this summer. if you recently bought a lottery ticket in camden county you might be richer tonight. a shoprite sold a winning ticket in last night's pick six. whoever bought the ticket matched all six numbers drawn. the store gets a $10,000 bonus for selling that ticket. and the manager figures, there will be even more of a windfall. >> we'll benefit with business. people, like i said winning's contagious. people will come in and want to see who the customer is and spend more money in the store.
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>> so check your tickets. here's a look at those winning numbers from last night's drawing. 1, 25 26 35 and 46. the pick six jackpot now resets to $2 million for monday's drawing. cloudy and damp across much of the region today. nbc10 at gerard avenue and marlboro street in fishtown. got a little bit brighter toward the end of the day. we're seeing a little sunshine in parts of the area now. not going to help us warm up. it's going to be a cold weekend. a lot of clouds tomorrow along with the cold air and wind. possible flurries or snow showers tomorrow as well. but it will be much warmer next week. one day is the exception there. you can see a little bit of sunshine finally.
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it's the first time all day we've seen a sky like that. officially cloudy in philadelphia. the wind at 8. the wind is diminishing a little bit. temperatures have held in the mid-40s across much of the area for much of the day. and it has been even colder farther to the south. like in cape may, near 40 degrees. georgetown delaware barely to 40 degrees. look how much colder than at this time yesterday. 20 to 25 degrees colder. in many parts of the area. we had 70 degrees in parts of delaware yesterday. now look what we're going to be seeing. late saturday night, sunday morning. 12 in mt. pocono. 18 allentown. 19 reading and quakertown. 20 in doylestown. 21 in norristown. 23 in trenton and mt. holly. vineland, 21. atlantic city 22. it's almost april. 23 in westchester.
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22 in glassboro. and we've had three cold months in a row compared to the long-term average that we call normal. january, 2 degrees below. february, about 10 degrees below. now march, 4 degrees. below that average. so three cold months. now we have air cold enough for snow in western pennsylvania. lake-effect snows and some of the action may be coming over during the day tomorrow. we're drying out during the night tonight. temperatures down into the 20s in areas that clear out. there are some of those snow showers, flurries could be coming down during the day tomorrow in a couple spots. don't think it will be a big deal but if you see some snow at this time of the year that is getting kind of late. in the season for that. a lot of people are not happy about that. they tell me about it every day.
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mostly cloudy and chilly tonight, 34 for the low in philadelphia. 29, north and west. at least the wind dies down. the wind picks up tomorrow. 15 to 20 miles an hour making those temperatures feel even colder. chance of flurries or snow or rain shower during the day. then that real cold start sunday morning. sunday afternoon is cold too. but at least it's sunny. then the warmer winds come in all of next week except for tuesday when we have a chance for rain or snow. by the end of the week, it's really mild again. preparations are under way for tomorrow morning's philly charity 5k race. participants picked up their packet today. it benefits phillies' charities. citizen bank park was popular. fans head there had to pick up tickets for the upcoming phillies' season. nbc10 is your home for the phillies' home opener as we we take a live look at the
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ballpark. can you join me and keith jones for welcome home phillies. a live pregame show one week from monday. we'll air the game on april 6th. our pregame coverage live from the ballpark begins at 2 p.m. amy? >> looking forward to that already, jacqueline. i'm amy fadool from comcast sports. jeremy maclin is a kansas chief. does he believe eagles are in good hands with chip kelly? we get a glimpse into the phillies future next.
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sportsnet. phillies got a look at aaron nola faced big league starters. in clearwater, this fan is battling his poncho. chris young flies out to right. francoeur coming up firing as alex rodriguez tags from third and he's got no chance. nope. it's spring training so he's not sliding. in the fourth, a-rod swings and misses. nola three scoreless innings, struck out four. the yankees finally open the floodgates with seven runs off jake deetman. new york wins this one 10-0 in six innings. chip kelly's massive off-season overhaul led to an interesting gathering of current and former eagles last night. former eagle todd herryman who signed for the colts. lesean mccoy maclin all in
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attendance. maclin may be playing for andy reid in kansas city but he still believes in chip kelly. >> he took over a team we were in a tough situation. we were going through a lot of things. he passed the test so far. i believe he's going to be able to win here. on the back burner i'll be a philly fan. i hope they win. >> some special visitors at flyers practice today. troops from joint base mcguire-dix-lakehurst got a chance to meet some flyers and take home plenty of souvenirs. sixers host the los angeles clippers at wells fargo center 7:00 start on comcast sportsnet. that wraps it up for sports.
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jim kenney. son of a firefighter. first in his family to go to college. he's been councilman at-large, representing the whole city. a progressive voice who'll be a mayor for our neighborhoods. bringing philadelphia together... expanding pre-kindergarten improving our schools... ...and partnering with businesses, community colleges and universities to create jobs jim kenny, the block by block mayor we need to move philadelphia ahead. woman: i was tired of my chronic constipation and the way it made me feel the discomfort the bloating the straining. i'd just felt this way for too long. so i finally talked to my doctor about my symptoms. i'd tried laxatives before. he prescribed amitiza (lubiprostone) for
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my chronic constipation. it works differently than laxatives. man: amitiza is clinically shown to help relieve common symptoms like bloating abdominal discomfort hard stools, and straining and help people with chronic constipation go more often. don't take amitiza, if you have a bowel blockage or severe diarrhea. tell your doctor, if your nausea or diarrhea, becomes severe, or if you experience chest tightness or shortness of breath. the most common side effects are nausea diarrhea, and headache. woman: amitiza helped me find relief from my chronic constipation. ask your doctor if amitiza is right for you. all right. pretty cold weekend for this time of the year. especially tomorrow night and into sunday morning. in the 20s. and then next week mostly -- much milder especially toward
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the end of the week. >> for glenn and all of us here at "nbc10 news." the news continues now with "nbc nightly news." have a good night. we'll see you back here at 11:00. on this friday night, unfit to work. another stunning twist in the air disaster investigation. prosecutors say the co-pilot apparently hid an illness from the airline. torn up doctors notes found in his home. and tonight, how pilots in this country are screened. judgment day once again for amanda knox the american accused of murdering her roommate. high drama in a late-night ruling in italy. bombshell report. where did fraternity members learn that racist chant caught on camera? and making a difference for a little boy who inspired a movement. why so many people all across the country are wearing yellow today for seth. "nightly news" begins right now.

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