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nbc 10 news starts now. >> right now at 11:00, still more questions than answers in the deaths of a montgomery county couple who authorities say had chainsaw wounds. we'll tell you who is now joining the investigation. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. this morning, new information in the investigation of the deaths of a montgomery county couple. their teenage son found the bodies with wounds from a chainsaw. the teenager made the discovery yesterday afternoon at the family's home on country lane in lower moreland where nbc 10's monique braxton is live for us this morning. monique, bring us up to date. >> reporter: good morning to you, vai. early this morning the district attorney from montgomery county announced that her office is joining the investigation,
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working alongside the lower moreland police department. she also told us an autopsy will be performed today. this morning, we knocked on the door of the country lane home. no one answered. here where a 48-year-old man and 43-year-old woman were found dead by their teen son yesterday. near their bodies a chainsaw. above the door decorated for easter, we saw a sign which read tranquility. the crime scene tape has been removed, also near the front door several dirt bikes with helmets. alongside the driveway a shed and freshly sawed wood. investigators say they aren't looking for suspects at this time. they know at least one death is considered a homicide. now who exactly used that chainsaw and the murders remains a mist a mystery. it is one that detectives hope to solve. we'll have an update for you at
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11:30. live outside the police department in lower moreland monique braxton, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, monique. the fire chief tells nbc 10 investigators don't expect charges to be filed until after doctors complete a mental health evaluation on the ex-firefighter who is accused of holding four firefighters hostage. you saw it all unfold live yesterday here on nbc 10 news at 11:00 a.m. police say 25-year-old paul jordan threatened the man with a handgun at the lamott volunteer fire company. investigators say jordan fired one round into the basement wall while holding those men hostage. jordan surrendered just over an hour later. his neighbors say this doesn't sound like the man they knew. >> it doesn't match up at all. >> he's a respectable person. never thought that people could do something like that. doesn't make no sense. like what he just snapped? i don't know. >> it all happened one day after the fire company let jordan go. jordan is a property manager for
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the philadelphia housing authority and worked for the salvation army emergency response team. this morning, investigators in delaware county are looking for the cause of an early morning apartment building fire. skyforce10 flew over the scene on south springfield road near broadway avenue and clifton heights. it broke out before can 6:00 this morning. no one was there at the time and no one was hurt. in philadelphia police are looking for the person who stabbed a man in the leg. nbc 10 was first on the scene around 3 o:30 this morning on hollywood street in north philadelphia. medics took the victim to the hospital. we're working to find out his condition. and police are investigating a hit and run crash in the overbrook park section of philadelphia. this happened on north 75th street at malvern avenue. investigators say a driver ran away after he lost control of his car and smashed into the back of a parked pickup truck. no one was hurt. and today a philadelphia judge is expected to sentence a
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driver who killed a woman and left the scene. terry fleming pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle and other charges stemming from the accident in october 2013. fleming's car hit siena pay while walking along clarissa street. pay died five days later. police say they tracked down fleming using surveillance video that caught her car taking after from the scene. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> as a sunny and dry day cross our area. live look at the art mu zamumuu museum from our cameras high above. more wet weather is in store for the end of the week. nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here with the forecast. >> quite a difference from yesterday when we saw rain and snow moving into the area. now it is nothing but sunshine. we do have a bit of a gusty wind a little bit breezy out there. and it is pretty cool. but there is hardly any cloud
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cover around in the northeastern quarter of the country. it is 45 degrees right now. philadelphia, only 40 in allentown. 32 in mount pocono. and we don't have any places close to 50 degrees yet. the average high now is getting close to 60 degrees. and we are not there, and we're not going to be there today. 47 at noon. 51 by 3:00. temperatures barely getting into the 50s today. and still nice and sunny at 6:00. we have a big warmup but also a good amount of rain in the seven-day forecast. that's coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you, glenn. the woman accused of murdering a delaware county police officer is behind bars without bail. tyaina finch was arraigned on charges she murdered her boyfriend, a darby borough police officer. investigators say she shot and killed mark hudson with his service revolve. he was off duty at the time. prosecutores say finch told them
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two different stories about saturday's shooting. first, she claimed that hudson's gun went off when she tried to remove it from their dog's mouth. but later finch told authorities she acted in self-defense after a fight with hudson. police tell us the couple had a history of domestic problems. and the death of a cumberland county man in police custody is raising questions. witnesses tell nbc 10 violent officers punched and kicked a man after they had him handcuffed on the street. >> slow all units down. subject under -- tried to disarm me. >> that police dispatch recording tells the arresting officer's side of the story. authorities looking into the chase have not told us why violentvie vineland police arrested him yesterday. he was restrained and on the ground when they got violent with him. >> they punched him. stumped him, kicked him and let the dog out of the car and the car bit him on his face and his
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body. >> a local activist is demanding to know what exactly happened to white. >> the fact of the matter is mr. phillip white is gone. he's no longer here with us. and he died in police custody. so we're trying to figure out why. >> the cumberland county prosecutor's office is investigating the death. vineland's police chief released a statement saying the department's sincere thoughts and prayers are with white's family and the officers involved. john carney is being sued by the family of a college student who died in what is being called a hazing incident. besides carney the family is suing the fraternity university and two other fraternity members for $50 million. 19-year-old tucker hips fell from a bridge into rocky shallow water during a sigma phi epsilon
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fraternity run last september. the lawsuit claims there was some type of confrontation during the run because hips did not bring breakfast as his fraternity brothers had ordered. the coroner's office says there has been no ruling yet on the manner of hip's death. congressman carney and his wife released a statement saying, no one, certainly no parent can feel anything but sympathy for this family's grief and anger. we have faith that those trusted with investigative and legal authority will act based on facts. our advice to sam since the tragedy in september has been to tell the truth and remember that any detail might help. that continues to be our message to him. montgomery county district attorney can now decide if state attorney general kathleen kane will face criminal charges. the highest court ruled yesterday that the county judge had the authority to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate possible grand jury leaks. that prosecutor looked into whether kane gave secret grand
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jury information to a newspaper. she could face perjury, obstruction and other charges. happening today, atlantic city's fire chief will retire after he was seen dropping his pants in public. the mayor's office confirmed the departure of dennis brooks. the fire department put him on paid leave after this video surfaced. it appeared to show brooks dropping his pants in front of a female security guard during a metal detector screening at the public safety building. the guard filed a complaint that led to the release of the video. in the next hour members of philadelphia's muslim community will hand out leaflets to septa riders with a message of peace. this is in response to controversial ads that will soon appear on septa buses. the ads feature adolf hitler and accused muslims of quote, jew hatred. the ads also call for stopping aid to muslim countries. mayor michael nutter says he wants the people of philadelphia to turn the other cheek. >> we will share that history of
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tolerance with the world when we welcome his holiness pope francis, to the world meeting of families in september. >> septa lost the legal challenge to stop the ads which are backed by the american freedom defense initiative. and happening today, zoning officials in bucks county could decide if a verizon phone tower will be built in humeville. the william penn fire company is pushing for the proposed tower in back of its firehouse. firefighters say it would improve communications, plus make the company some money. some neighbors say the tower would be an eyesore. the zoning board is expected to decide the matter tonight. there are few developments in that plane crash in the french alps. executives from the airline visited the crash site. we'll tell you what they did there and what they did not do. that's coming up. a pennsylvania day care owner is suing her son because of what police say was happening inside the business. we'll tell you what he's accused of doing when the children weren't there.
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we're tracking a big warmup followed by some wet weather for the holiday weekend. at least part of it. i'll have a look at what to expect in my seven-day forecast.
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negotiators are in overtime trying to hammer out a nuclear deal with iran horz afterurs after last night's deadline. we're waiting to see if the u.s. and its partners can reach an agreement. tracie potts is following developments.
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>> reporter: iran's foreign minister says they hope to wrap it up today. >> we have accomplished quite a bit. >> reporter: president obama got a secure update this morning israel's prime minister weighed in, he's not involved in the negotiations but has been outspoken against them. >> iran must stop its aggression in the region stop its terrorism throughout the world, and stop its threats to annihilate israel. that should be nonnegotiable. >> reporter: what kind of research can iran do after ten years? will sanctions be lifted? or just paused temporarily? and what happens to all the nuclear fuel iran's already stored? key questions the president said would be answered by now. the white house is defending giving it one more day. >> we are making progress toward the finish line and we should keep going. >> reporter: any deal here has to be sold by both sides back home. >> i think they have got to come up with something from switzerland or there will be a move to impose additional
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sanctions. >> reporter: even with the presidential veto a move toward more sanctions could make everything fall apart. now the white house has promised if it doesn't look like a deal is coming anytime soon they will pull out of the talks well before the final deadline, which is june 30th. from washington tracie potts, nbc news. iraq cleared what it calls a magnificent victory over isis in the city of tikrit saying their forces are in control. those forces are raising national flags across the city. tikrit is an important strategic spot because it is along the main supply link to mosul. iraq's second largest city which is still under isis' control. tikrit is also saddam hussein's hometown. and today the heads of lufthansa and its budget airline germanwings visited the site of last week's crash in the french alps that killed 150 people. they arrived by helicopt they are morning and laid a wreath at a monument to the crash victims. however, they refused to answer
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questions about how much they knew about the mental health of co-pilot andreas lubitz who investigators believe deliberately brought down the jet. in south korea prosecutors have officially charged a man with attempted murder for allegedly trying to kill the u.s. ambassador there. authorities say the suspect slashed ambassador mark lippert at a breakfast forum earlier this month in seoul. he had to be treated for deep gashes on his face and arm. closing arguments monday in the boston marathon bombing trial. defense lawyers for dzhokhar tsarnaev rested their case yesterday. they only called four witnesses. the final witness, an fbi analyst said dzhokhar's fingerprints were not found on any of the bomb components. the defense painted a suspect's older brother as the mastermind. talk tamerlan tsarnaev died during a shootout. lawyers expect to wrap things up next week in the murder trial of aaron hernandez.
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he pleaded not guilty in the 2013 killing of odin lloyd. prosecutors say he could rest his case by tomorrow. the defense attorney told the judge he expects to wrap his case on monday. first indiana, and now opposition is brewing in arkansas to a religious freedom bill. walmart, which is based in arkansas is calling on the governor there to veto the measure some say could legalize discrimination against the lgbt community. indiana governor mike pence is scrambling to change the religious freedom law he signed last week. the new law would allow businesses to deny service based on their religious beliefs. the governor's approval sparked outrage and threats of economic boycotts. pence defended the law but said he wants lawmakers to clarify. in north central pennsylvania, day care owner says she'll press charges against her son for turning her business into a drug den. police arrested the son and two other men. the suspects are accused of selling and using heroin inside
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the day-care center at shamokin north cumberland county. police say the men would engage in drug use on nights and weekends when no children were around. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> a beautiful looking sky out there, but it is kind of chilly for this time of the year. beginning of april, supposed to be a little warmer than this. we also have some breezy days. breezy today, it is going to be breezy tomorrow. it is going to be breezy on saturday. we have a big warmup that is coming starting tomorrow. and that adds up to the sneezy season. allergies starting to become more and more significant. so our pollen forecast for thursday is high friday high saturday medium high. and more of that i'll tell you. we have a lot of sunshine now, temperature 45 degrees.
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the wind 10 gusting to 22 miles an hour. and going to be even windier than that as we go into saturday. it is in the 40s, generally low to mid-40s across the entire area. 32 in mount pocono. and we have that northwest wind bringing the cool air in. 10 to 15 miles an hour gusts to over 20 in some parts of the area. remember, yesterday, there was snow up toward the pocono mountains and some of the lehigh valley. these are the amounts. 4 1/2 inches in toby hannah. 4.1 in williamstownship. lake harmony, 4. mount pocono 3 1/2. lehigh valley international, a half an inch. at the same time that it was 39 degrees in allentown, 5:00 yesterday, it was 63 degrees in dover. and 65 degrees in georgetown
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delaware. that's about as big a contrast as you get. now, as we go into the rest of the day, and tonight, there won't be that much of a contrast. it will be into the low 50s. the average high is closer to 60 degrees. not especially cold night as we see. we go to 7:00 a.m. it is in the 30s. not in the 20s. and then that southwest wind picks up and the temperatures start to go up tomorrow. there we are into the mid-60s, but showers back to the west, they're going to be approaching as we go into friday. here is friday morning now, few showers around but 8:00 a.m. on friday it is already about 60 degrees. how about that? and then we get more rain. we'll get into that a little bit later. temperatures low to mid-50s today, little bit below average, and a breeze.
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but still a lot of sunshine. for tomorrow lots of sunshine, 66 degrees. that's a lot warmer. and then there is 70 on friday. but showers, maybe even some thunderstorms. breezy day with very early shower possible saturday. most of the weekend is dry. and then kind of mild for the phillies home opener on monday. we're hoping the rain holds off until tuesday. >> thank you, glenn. a danger on the road and now there say new crackdown on distracted driving. we'll show you what is being done to fight the problem. that's coming up. and he's a young man who hopes he can be part of the perfect recipe for a forever family. i'll introduce you to this week's wednesday's child.
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this week's wednesday's child is a young man who loves sports and loves to cook. he's looking for a forever family to make his life complete. let me introduce you to robert. we're going to make some cupcakes? >> we are. >> this is robert. >> 16-year-old robert is a fun love and friendly young man. he has an infectious smile, paired with an outgoing personality. he loves to create and cook. so we headed out to the night kitchen in chestnut hill p.a. to learn baking secrets. >> and press and then go around in a circle. >> reporter: we both got right in the mix. robert was in his element, putting his own style on the
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cupcakes. >> i like to cook a lot. it is something i can go freely with. >> reporter: yeah. >> kind of like do something and then, oerb oh my god, it is really good. >> reporter: he's studying culinary arts and is passionate about sports. >> i played baseball as pitcher. >> you did? >> reporter: robert has a warm heart. he wants to share with a family. and he knows what he needs in a forever family. >> a family that would, i feel is going to understand me and will actually help me to better understand you know what helps me. >> reporter: he's ready for his forever home. >> i'm kind of looking for a family basically. maybe a mom and a dad, pets i love dogs. dogs are awesome. maybe a little brother, something like that. >> reporter: robert is this week's wednesday's child. >> he loves pets.
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he also loves cupcakes. we took a few home that day. if you would like to help make his dream come true or the dream of any wednesday's child sponsored by the dave thomas foundation, go to our website at nbc10.com and search wednesday's child. or call the center directly 1-866-do adopt. food allergies can be difficult to diagnose but a new test could make it easier. we'll tell you how it works coming up. avoid common tax mistakes. what you should double-check before you send your return to uncle sam.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> right now at 11:30, questions remain in montgomery county after a couple is found dead. their bodies have wounds that authorities say came from a chainsaw. this morning, a second agency has joined investigation into
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that couple's death. the teenage son found the bodies yesterday afternoon at the family's home on country lane in lower moreland. nbc 10's monique braxton is live in lower moreland. this has happened a little over 24 hours ago. we still don't know the couple's names. will we find out soon? >> reporter: that's right, vai. investigators here at lower moreland township tell us they're in the going to be releasing the names of the dead man and dead woman until their relatives have been notified. in the meantime investigators say they're joining the d.a.'s office and awaiting the results of an autopsy to be performed later today. investigators hope an autopsy will reveal what happened here inside this home nestles in a secluded wooded lot on country lane. we knocked on the door but no one answered. investigators say early yesterday afternoon a 48-year-old man and 43-year-old woman were found dead by their teen son, near their bodies a
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chainsaw. above the door decorated for easter, we saw a sign which read tranquility. the crime scene tape has been removed. also near the front door several dirt bike and helmets are placed alongside the driveway a shed and frerkshly sawed wood. a trail of sawdust leads toward the house's basement. investigators say they aren't looking for a suspect at this time. at least one death is considered a homicide. now exactly who used that chainsaw is a mystery. detectives here and at investigators at the district attorney's office hope to solve. we'll have developments for you. live for now in lower moreland monique braxton nbc 10 news. top stories right now, philadelphia police are looking for the person who stabbed a man in the leg. it happened around 3:30 this morning on hollywood street in north philadelphia. the victim is at the hospital.
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no word on his condition. police are looking for a driver who ran from a hit and run crash in the overbrook park section of philadelphia. this happened on north 75th street at malvern avenue. investigators say the driver lost control of that car, smashed into the back of that pickup that was parked. no one was hurt. and at noon members of the philadelphia muslim community will hold out leaflets to septa riders with a message of peace in response to ads that will soon appear on septa buses. the ads feature hitler and accuse muslims of jew hatred. septa lost a legal challenge to stop the ads. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> our wednesday is off to a dry and sunny start. this is a live look at the sears center in university city. how long will the clear conditions last? nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here with the forecast and an answer. glenn? >> going to be a nice sunny day
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tomorrow as well. and it is going to be a lot warmer. plenty cold yesterday. this is the pocono mountains and they got up to 4 inches of fresh snow. and obviously still happy about that in that part of the world. but others want sunshine. warmer weather. we got the sunshine part here today. no clouds for quite a while. warmer weather will have to wait until tomorrow though. only 40 in allentown. 42 in pottstown and trenton. the average high temperature this time of the year is close to 60 degrees. and we're going to be above that tomorrow and friday. but not today. today we're in the low to maybe mid-50s in some parts of the area. it is sunny, chilly. it is breezy as well. we have much warmer weather and also a lot of wet weather in the seven-day forecast. the timing on that coming up in a few minutes. check this out in seattle,
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lightning hit a tree at an arboretum and splintered it. this happened as thunderstorms and hail moved across western washington state yesterday. luckily no one was hurt. april is here and safety advocates feel it is the right month to focus on distracted driving, especially among teenagers. here's why. video analysis found distraction is a factor in six of every ten crashes involving teenagers. nbc 10's matt lee duciae ia delucia has more on how parents in our area are trying to get their kids to stay off the phone while behind the wheel. >> reporter: we see it all the time someone behind the wheel, on the phone, talking or texting, and now a group of people here in south jersey they're doing everything they can to stop it. >> their cell phones are never more than an arm's length away and that's the scary part. >> reporter: chris can't help but worry about his 17-year-old daughter, whether she's behind the wheel or someone else. >> i had the conversation with her about do you text and drive, do you look at your cell phone and drive and gave me one of
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these things so you know -- >> reporter: kids do. >> as kids do. i'm on her all the time. >> reporter: he was inspired to get involved in anti-distracted driving mission after seeing what another family went through. 18-year-old nicky was killed in a crash in washington township her father has long believed that distracted driving played a role. now, three years later, her face is a reminder on the road. >> look what happened to nicky, beautiful girl didn't get to graduate, even if the person that hit you is texting and driving, it affects everyone. >> reporter: just over half of teen crashes involve some sort of distracted driving. now, people against distracted driving are using each day of this month and every month to keep the focus on the freeway. >> when you're driving on the road, do you see this often? >> i saw it yesterday. i saw it yesterday. a young lady beside me you know i felt like rolling down my window and saying really? >> reporter: these folks are using cell phones tozrak
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ed distracted driving in the form of an app that can be downloaded. matt delucia nbc 10 news. now to the race for philadelphia mayor, one of the democratic candidates is getting an endorsement from organized labor. >> -- in this government for the last 23 year ss, jim kenny. >> yesterday, the municipal workers union threw its support behind kenny. he said he's humbled by the endorsement. >> one thing i can guarantee you is dignity, conversation face to face negotiations and a fair fair approach to what your wages, benefits and health care should be. >> kenney said he welcomes ideas from union members an how to make philadelphia better. and kenney is one of six democrats running in the primary. the others are lib abraham,
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nelson diaz anthony williams. former pennsylvania governor ed rendell wants local students to get involved in the race for philadelphia mayor. the center for civics and civic engagement will host a forum that will be stream lived to elementary middle and high schools. >> -- will be sending out lesson plans to all the elementary schools an how to use the debate as a motivator, talk to the kids about elections. >> the mayoral forum will be held on may 4th. and, of course nbc 10 and telemundo 62 are proud to partner with the greater philadelphia chamber of commerce to host the debate for philadelphia mayor. it is next tuesday, april 7th, at 7:00 p.m. live at the kimmel center. jim rosenfield will moderate the debate. you can watch it here on nbc 10. we want to give you a chance to ask your question to the candidates.
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click on if the nbc 10 news app or go to nbc10.com. while there, logon and you can find the link to buy tickets. this week on nbc 10 at issue you'll meet all six democrats competing for your vote. hear where they stand on issues that will impact your life whether you live in the city or the suburbs. everything from your wallet to your safety. don't miss nbc 10 at issue sunday morning right after "meet the press." michael nutter said he hopes the future mayor of the city will follow through with the my brother's keeper initiative. the program launched in the city six months ago, part of a larger national initiative to help young african-american and latino men reach their full potential. mayor nutter called it the most important work in his life. >> 22 1/2 years of elected public office 30 plus years involved in the politics and life blood of this city.
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this will be the most important thing i will ever do in my life. >> the program encourages mentoring, support and teaching the skills needed to go to college or find a job after high school graduation. we're learning more about a possible new buyer for the revel casino in atlantic city in new jersey. real estate executive and manhattan billionaire developer plan to bid $88 million for the closed casino. that would top the bid from florida developer glen straub. court documents show the new bidders would not try to cancel existing leases with the businesses that operate inside revel. a free tax preparation service in delaware county is in jeopardy of shutting down if it can't find a new location to operate. right now the service has a space inside the granite run mall in media, which is set to close this year for redevelopment. the service helps more than 1300 delaware county seniors and low income people. they're worried if the service can't find a new location before
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next year they'll have to pay for a private tax preparer. >> you got to pay $200 $300. you only get $150 back. that don't make no sense. this is why the people come here. >> the irs and aarp sponsor this free tax preparation service. speaking of taxes, since it is now april, you only have two weeks left to file your taxes. if you need more time you may be able to get an automatic six-month extension. that's only for more time to file. so you still need to estimate the amount of tax you owe and pay it before april 15th. mistakes do happen when it comes to filing your taxes. here are eyea few things to keep in mind. make sure your social security and name are correct. use the correct filing status. double-check your math. lastly, follow the instructions carefully when figuring out credits and deductions. it is a form of visual impairment that doctors once thought was irreversible.
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doctors recently implanted a new device into one blind man. we'll show you what happened when it was activated for first time. wet weather is on the way in the next couple of days. but will it clear out in time for the holiday weekend? i'll show you in my seven-day forecast.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> another state approved a
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so-called religious freedom law. arkansas's version is similar to indiana's controversial law. but now the nation's largest retailer is weighing in. we get more from nbc 10's gabe gutierrez. >> reporter: this morning, the country's latest religious freedom law passed by lawmakers in arkansas tuesday is on its way to the governor's desk. >> my bill is designed to protect people's civil liberties when it comes to religion. >> reporter: the ceo of the nation's largest retailer walmart, which is based in arkansas, is asking for a veto saying the bill threatens to undermine the spirit of inclusion present throughout the state of arkansas and does not reflect the values we proudly uphold. >> to me it is just a law to discriminate. >> not in my name. not in our name. not in god's name. >> reporter: lawmakers are considering a similar bill in georgia. the supporters say the laws protect religious freedom. critics argue they allow businesses to deny services to
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gays and lesbians by citing religious beliefs. >> it has been a tough week here in the hoosier state. >> reporter: after fierce backlash, indiana's governor says he hopes lawmakers will tweak the new law to clarify intent. >> this law does not give anyone a license to discriminate. >> it is a solution in search of a problem. >> reporter: indianapolis' republican mayor greg ballard wants the law repealed unless protection for sexual orientation are added to state law. >> this is a completely self-inflicted wound. >> reporter: small business owners here are worried about the controversy's long-term economic impact. >> my greatest concern would be in the future that our sales don't go up each year that they would start to decline with losing convention business. >> that was nbc's gabe gutierrez reporting. people in pennsylvania who are struggling to pay heating bills have more time to apply for help this year. governor tom wolf is extending the deadline to file for financial assistance from the low income home energy
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assistance program or liheap. the new deadline is may 1st. it was send to end april 3rd. theed a ed aadministration extended the program. the program ended in delaware yesterday. for more information on the assistance available in all three states just go to our website at nbc10.com. and radio shack is getting a new lease on life. a bankruptcy judge approved a sale of some of the electronic retailers assets to a hedge fund. this will keep more than 1700 stores open and will preserve more than 7,000 jobs. under the deal radio shack will partner with sprint on co-branded stores and will sell both phones and wireless service. computer price war is going on with consumers coming out the winners. pc battle is between google and microsoft. google released two versions of its chrome book laptops at 149
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bucks. the rollout came on the day -- same day that microsoft started taking preorders for lower price surface tablet. industry analysts say both companies are vying for students and budget conscious families. a new blood test could make it easier to figure out if you have a food allergy. right now, to diagnose an allergy you need to ingest a food under a doctor's supervision and risk suffering a severe reaction. instead, the blood test counts a certain type of immune cell activated by exposure to a food and provides quick results. so far it is as accurate as oral testing, but for now, it is only approved for research. and a new eye implant is showing promise to treat an eye disease. it was performed on a minnesota man. they implanted a device on his retina. a tiny video camera on a pair of glasses captures a scene and
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transmits it to the implant, which sends it to his optic nerve. here is what happened when doctors turned on the implant. >> can you see? >> yes. you're right there. >> oh. >> before his surgery, the patient said he only saw shades of gray. doctors are calling the implant system a medical breakthrough. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> well, we ended the month of march with snow in parts of the area and now as we go into april, it is going to get significantly warmer. we also have some breezy weather. it is breezy today. it is going to be breezy tomorrow breezy on saturday. and a big warmup is on the way. but we're also tracking rain and maybe even some thunderstorms before the weekend. look how blue that sky is right now. it is crystal clear. it is 45 degrees. but 10-mile-an-hour wind dusting
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to 22 miles an hour at the moment. 2 degrees below normal in january. 10 in february. and about 4 1/2 in march. that's three cold months in a row. by the way, april is going to start off on the warmer side overall, the first week. 40 degrees in allentown. 42 in doylestown and pottstown. 45 in blue bell right now. and it is 44 in washington township and mount holly. 42 in trenton. it is pretty cold despite all that sunshine that we have seen. 45 degrees in dover, 43 in delaware city. the temperatures generally a few degrees colder than it was at this time yesterday. but dover, millville, not going to get anywhere near as warm as yesterday. we're in the low 50s this afternoon. temperatures not dropping a whole lot. and getting into the lower 50s.
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average high is 59 for this time of the year. then as we go into the morning hours, it is still pretty much clear, but it is not all that cold. and then tomorrow afternoon, with the southwest winds coming in it is going up into the 60s in much of the area. clouds start to increase a little bit thursday night. and the showers start to come in on friday morning. but friday morning is pretty warm. 8:00 a.m. 60 degrees. even 58 in allentown. at 8:00 in the morning. so, yeah friday is going to be a warm day. and maybe even getting into 70 in parts of the area. high temperatures nowhere near 70 today. not even 60. the seven-day forecast shows a big jump in temperatures for tomorrow. beautiful day, a lot of sunshine too. we haven't managed to get warmth and sunshine on the same day yet
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this season. and then on friday yeah it is warm, but it is also going to be wet. showers, maybe some thunderstorms, then breezy and colder on saturday but we start warming up again on easter sunday already. pretty nice day for easter sunday. and right now, looks like the phillies may escape from the showers waiting until monday night or tuesday. we'll be right back.
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we have breaking news about that religious freedom bill in arkansas. we just told you about moments ago. we just learned that arkansas' governor is calling for changes to the bill. the republican governor says he wants the state legislature to recall the bill or pass a follow-up measure to make the proposal more closely mirror a 1993 federal religious freedom law. and a gloucester county high school senior who runs a charity to help those in need will be featured on the meredith vieira show here on nbc 10. caitlin darros started the nonprofit organization angels of god clothing closet when she was just 12. she runs it from a storefront providing clothing and other items to people in need. they're putting together easter baskets for children living in
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homeless shelters. she's scheduled to be on the show this afternoon here on nbc 10. at 3:00, it is ellen. today, the rock, dwayne johnson, the star of furious 7 and legendary singer charlie wilson who used to be the lead singer of the gap band he'll perform on the ellen stage. and nbc 10 news at 4:00. swiped at the shore. expensive items ripped out of the ground and off of homes in some cases and why it is such a challenge for police to catch the criminals responsible. that's this afternoon on nbc 10 news at 4:00. and now to an update on our top story, investigators in montgomery county say they won't release the names of the man and the woman found dead with chainsaw wounds until they can contact their relatives. couple's teenage son found the bodies at their lower moreland home yesterday afternoon. the d.a.'s office is waiting for the results of an autopsy today. investigators hope it will reveal what happened inside the home on the wooded lot on country lane. investigators say they aren't
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looking for suspects. and they can at least one death a homicide. time to check in with our chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz for a look at the weather. >> we have blue skies out there. >> looks great. >> but it is kind of chilly for this time of the year. the average high is near 60 degrees. and we're only going to be about 54. but tomorrow we'll make up for it and more going well into the 60s. mid-60s. friday up near 70 degrees. but friday is the day we expect the showers and maybe thunderstorms. so tomorrow is the pick because not only do we have the warm weather, but we have sunshine too. >> all right. >> can't connect the both at the same time. >> looks good for easter egg hunting. thanks for watching nbc 10 news at 11:00. i'm vai sikahema. for glenn "hurricane" schwartz and all of us here at nbc 10, have a great day.
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