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streets and some commuters are changing their route home. unless you're joining the rally tonight, you probably want to avoid the area around city hall. >> that's right. the demonstration is one of many happening all across the country. in response to the death of a baltimore man. freddie gray suffered spinal injuries when baltimore police arrested him april 12th. we have team coverage of tonight's demonstrations. we're going to begin with nbc 10's drew smith at city hall. >> and drew, the crowd was on the move and has been growing this afternoon. how are police handling this situation? and are they on the move again? >> reporter: well they are still staying contained here in dilworth park which is the good news if you're traveling in this area. take a look. these are the protesters. they were speaking here at around a group right here. you can see a lot of them are now starting to flow off of the park and onto the sidewalk here. if you take a look around over here, you can see some of the police officers on the outskirts of the demonstration. they're trying to make it clear that they were giving space to the protesters to do their thing here and not get involved with
it. unless things got out of control. and the good news again, is that things have remained peaceful. now, traveling if you are on 15th street for about a half hour, it was closed but right now you can see there are people moving their way through here. there was a march that had to close some streets, but right now things are flowing and the police officers, they're posted on every corner. we were told there would be a significant response from them. and they are out here right now. we just spoke with the deputy commissioner who told us he's pleased that things have remained calm. >> right now, everything is under control. i'm glad to see that we have some of our folks to help us proactively. i had my police chaplains out here, and so we'll see what happens. >> reporter: back live now, you can see it is thinning out on top of the platform out there, so? twrou if you are traveling, avoid this area. that's the latest in center city, drew smits, nbc 10 news. >> our team coverage continues
with nbc 10's george spencer. >> george, it appears the rally is peaceful so far. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely renee. i'm actually a few steps over from where you guys just saw drew. the bulk of this crowd now estimated probably between 600 and 800 people rough estimate has moved here to the corner of 15th street and jfk boulevard. the speakers who are out here earlier just finished and now it appears that at least some of this crowd is going to be moving through the streets of philadelphia. if we can spin around here j.r., we can take a look just at the size of the crowd that we're talking about. certainly this is not unmanageable for philadelphia police, but something that will impact the commute home for thousands of people in the center city area. again, the rough estimates we're hearing out here is a crowd of about 600 to 800. it's not clear if all of them will be taking to the streets. right now, i'm kind of looking past our camera. you can see the crowd behind me. it appears that the organizers at the front are trying to come up with some plan as they begin
what will apparently be a march through some of the streets here. again, right now we're at 15th and jfk boulevard. up to this point, it has been entirely peaceful. they've spent since 4:30 here outside city hall listening to speakers. about an hour and a half of speakers harping on some now common themes about racial inequality and economic inequality, but, again, the very latest is what appears to be the start of a march still getting organized right here at the corner of 15th street and jfk boulevard. it will be impacting traffic for anybody who's headed out there. we will be keeping an eye on it. for now, it seems that police have this mostly under control. we're going to be monitoring it on the ground obviously we'll be marching with this crowd if they do depart from here. we're live right now in center city george spencer, nbc 10 news. >> all right, thank you to both george and drew. and now you see this crowd on the march again. along 15th street.
it looks like they've left or at least a part of this group has left city hall walking through center city right now. again, carrying banners. this again, is in solidarity with what took place in baltimore. the peaceful demonstrations that over the past few days have taken place in baltimore. we've been covering this now for 90 minutes and this has been a peaceful protest as the mayor said. this is about people exercising their first amendment rights. >> and you see police officers on bicycles alongside the protesters moving along right there with them again as renee said a peaceful demonstration here. as we talk about why they're demonstrating, "philly is baltimore" is the local protesters' message. baltimore police say by the way, nearly 100 of their officers have been injured since monday night's violence. police have handed over their investigation now of the freddie gray investigation to the maryland state attorney. a prosecutor will decide whether the officers will be charged with gray's death.
meantime meantime, the officers are suspended. "nbc nightly news" will take you live to baltimore, that's coming up at 6:30. in other news now, new at 6:00, an infant is left alone inside a parked car and a camden county police officer smashes the window to make the rescue. the officer spotted the baby this morning in a car parked in front of a cvs store. she used her flashlight to shatter the window and get the baby out of the hot car. see glass still on ground. the officer tells nbc 10 the 5-month-old was crying and sweating profusely. she says the boy's mother told her she went inside the cvs for two seconds. >> we're looking at an infant baby. okay? we're looking at the surrounding area. you know? one second two second it's too long for an infant. >> the child is at cooper university hospital and is expected to be okay. the baby's mother is charged with child endangerment.
no matter who it is he still did it he has to suffer the consequences. >> and an update now on a story we first told you about some two weeks ago. police at the jersey shore say they've solved the vandalism spree and one of the suspects is the son of the town's mayor. the culprits bragged about their work on social media posting photos and videos. >> nbc 10 jersey shore bureau reporter ted greenberg has exclusive details on the suspect who caught everyone by surprise. >> shock. shock. shock. shock. shock. >> reporter: tracy wondered who spray painted her consignment shop's truck in barnegat township and bragged about it online but she never imagined the mayor's son would be the one police arrested. >> they live in town -- i just can't believe it. >> horrified. mortified. and confused. very, very confused. did not understand how he could do this. >> reporter: mayor susan mccabe told me her son 18-year-old kyle
conway is extraordinarily sorry and extremely remorseful. police say he and a friend 19-year-old johnny johnson, are the guys seen in this youtube video tagging an abandoned business with graffiti. >> unfortunately, my son made obviously very bad decisions. he was raised better than this he knows better than this. it appears he may have fallen into the wrong crowd. >> reporter: we first told you about the vandalism spree two weeks ago after the truck and several local buildings were spray painted in late march. assistance from ocean county and state police computer crime experts helped lead to the afss of both conway and johnson on friday. >> we're used to just following investigations to their conclusion and you know results aren't necessarily what you always expect. >> no matter who it is he still did it. he has to suffer the consequences. we can't get away with things like that. >> reporter: the suspects have court appearances in about two weeks. the mayor says her son is suffering from parental punishment as well.
>> at home let's just say his wings have been clipped. >> reporter: ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. police say they know who was driving the car that took off after hitting a temple university student last night. rachel hall was riding her bike near campus when he was hit. she's now in critical condition. the car never stopped and police say the driver's parents called them and led them to the car involved in the crash. according to investigators, the 18-year-old driver has confessed now. police are waiting for the d.a. to approve charges. happening now. city officials are revealing the final design concept for love park and jfk plaza. the public is invited to give their input at the free library of philadelphia. the new design will renovate the plaza and fountain. there will also be upgrades to the sidewalks, plaza lighting site security technology as well as new placement of the love statue. it is the day eagles fans have been waiting for since the end of last season.
taking a live look at lincoln financial field. the question on every fan's mind ahead of tonight's nfl draft, what will chip do? nbc 10's keith jones and jacqueline london are live from the biggest draft party in philadelphia right at the home of the eagles. >> guys party's under way right now. what's it like out there where you are? >> it really is. it's a little chilly but that's not stopping people because you know what it feels like football weather, it's perfect to get us energized and in the mood. the gates at lincoln financial field open at 6:00. the public can come. sold out. this is where people can watch the draft and take part in really cool interactive activities. keith and i were throwing around the football. >> she has a good arm here actually. >> i'm glad the cameras weren't rolling, though. >> there's a 40 yard dash going on behind us. there's the giant inflatable tunnel that the eagles usually come out of. kids can actually come out of that right now. they're running routes behind us. everyone is wondering, qb marcus mariota, will the eagles trade up to get him? that's the big talk especially after the tim tebow signing.
that was quite interesting. eagles have a lot of needs. we're going to cover them all includeing the quarterback, wide receiver, safety, you name it, they really need it. quarterback is fourth or fist onfth on the list. they could go after marcus mariota. >> how much would chip kelly have to give up and would sam bradford be a pawn in kelly's play to get mariota? all of those will be answered. our live special is tonight at 7:00 on nbc 10 and chip kelly speaks at 7:00. we'll have that for you. >> maybe they need jacqueline london. we want to see that arm, jacqueline. >> no, you don't. >> exactly. i think so. i'm going to vouch for her. look at the face right there. >> that's all you got. >> all right. looks good thank you, jacqueline. >> we'll just imagine it. all right. don't miss all the excitement of draft day on nbc 10, your official eagles station. our draft day special begins at 7:00. chip kelly will address the fans live. plus we're live at the draft in chicago. and at eagles draft headquarters in south philadelphia. with player profiles and inside
information from our draft experts. that's "eagles draft day "" tonight live at 7:00. came to the united states as a boy, served his country in vietnam and thought he was a u.s. citizen. 63 years later, it's official. i'm doug shimell. the story next at 6:00. well cooler temperatures tomorrow, but we're really going to warm up next week. i'm tracking temperatures in the 80s. in my exclusive first alert seven-day forecast. taking another look from skyforce 10, where some of the protesters, they've moved from the main part of city hall. they apparently are now circling around city hall. we will stay on top of this story and bring you the latest. they're going around broad and then they will make their way around city hall. we will stay on top of this story. as we said, for the past going on two hours now, this has been a peaceful protest. every expectation is it will continue along that line. we'll stay on top of the story and bring you the latest. we're right back.
happening now, a live look once again from skyforce 10 where a portion of the protesters who we saw at city hall are now on the move. walking southbound on broad street just about around walnut. they've been demonstrating in solidarity with protesters in baltimore after the death of freddie gray in police custody.
here in philadelphia this afternoon, these have been peaceful protests and we'll continue to keep an eye on this and its impact on traffic in the area around center city throughout this newscast. this just in. an acquittal in the case of a northeast philadelphia chiropractor charged with sexually assaulting a patient. a jury today found christopher walcott not guilty. police arrested him four years ago. several of his other patients testified on his behalf at trial. this moment you are a united states citizen. congratulations. thank you. >> a dream come true some 63 years after a west philadelphia man stepped foot on u.s. soil. the war veteran finally became a united states citizen today, and nbc 10 was there for the special moment. well the vietnam vet thought his army lieutenant submitted his citizenship papers. >> uh-huh but when he applied for social security years later, he was shocked to find out he
wasn't legally a citizen in the country he served. that is until today. nbc 10's doug shimell was there for the emotional ceremony. >> i always had in my mine i want to become a citizen, but how to go about his? >> reporter: his accent was so thick as an 11-year-old boy who came from berks county from poland in germany. >> in school they used to call me hitler and i hated that. >> reporter: he learned english and would become an army cook in vietnam and thought his lieutenant submitted his citizenship papers until he applied for social security. how did that make you feel? >> pretty sad. because i served in the army and i thought i was a citizen. >> reporter: so he embarked on a journey for his granddaughters. >> in my eyes he wanted to do it because he wanted to be american. he really did. it meant a lot to him. >> reporter: the vfw linked him with florida immigration attorney elizabeth richie.
>> the message is if you're a foreign-born vet and don't have anything to prove your citizenship, find it. >> reporter: he studied 25 questions about u.s. history and would be asked ten of them at the immigration office in west philadelphia. >> first six out of the park we got them right. >> reporter: he did it. >> i can't believe this all happened. ♪ god bless the usa ♪ >> reporter: you know it's a good day when even your attorney is crying. ♪ of the brave ♪ >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> mr. wensel you can add today's date to the calendar of your life. >> thank you. >> as of this moment you're a united states citizen. >> reporter: the little boy from poland whose parents never got his citizenship now has something to frame. >> i made it. >> reporter: in west philadelphia, doug shimell, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist
glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> well, we warmed up nicely this morning with sunshine but the temperature's gone down this afternoon with the east winds coming in. we were tracking some showers. we'll see what happened to them. cooler weather coming in tomorrow. but still, super weather for the sunday broad street run. the flag showing that east wind that is cooling us down. 61 degrees. was up to 72. east-northeast at 15. we're 15 degrees cooler than we were at this time yesterday. no wonder they're cold at the stadium. and it's in the 50s in a good bit of new jersey here. 59 in glassboro. 56 in atlantic city. that's what the east wind will do. 53 in stone harbor. and some of that air is coming straight across new jersey into pennsylvania bringing in that cooler air. as we got a 10 to 20 mile an hour wind. so yeah it's cool this evening. take the coats with you. now, we had some thunderstorms
in cumberland and salem counties and into new castle county. they're just falling apart. so that's the end of the shower threat. there they go. nothing left. just some clouds coming in with the east wind. temperature going down as we go through the night, but into tomorrow, if we get some peeks of sunshine we could get up to the low 60s, but it's going to be way cooler than that at the jersey shore with those onshore winds. and then saturday conditions start to improve. now for the rest of the night, we're going to be seeing just mostly cloudy skies. showers pretty much gone. 49 for the low in philadelphia. 43 north and west. watch out for that wind. mostly cloudy tomorrow. cooler with just some isolated showers possible. most of us will not get rained on. and the seven-day forecast well saturday back up near 70 degrees. still a chance of a shower but most of the day is dry. on sunday the entire day is
dry. what a beautiful, beautiful day. and a great weather forecast for the broad street run. no wind to speak of. and comfortable temperatures. and then it really gets warmer early next week into the 80s. hey, i'm john clark live in chicago for the nfl draft. coming up in sports could chip kelly really land his guy, marcus mariota? plus we'll hear from a local kid from philly who could be drafted by the eagles as well. it's all coming up.
there's over two hundred thousand students in philadelphia. jim kenney and tony williams are fighting over public schools versus charters. i think they're both wrong...it's making sure they all get a good education. teachers should have their contracts respected. they also should be held accountable. and it's wrong philadelphia gets less school funding than other parts of pennsylvania. i'll work with harrisburg to change that. but if they refuse i'll take them
a part of what standardized tests don't measure, very frankly they don't measure the diligence, the potential passion of a student. so it's really a measure of how adept you are to working out a problem quickly. but what if you're brilliant and it might take you twenty minutes, but you can figure out something if you were just given time to do it and show real brilliance. is that a real measure of ability and intelligence? what you can do in one minute on a problem? get out of here. this is the xfinity sports desk brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live
sports. hey, i'm john qularkclark live in chicago for the nfl draft. lots of eagles fans here. every one of them wants chip kelly to get marcus mariota. it would be the biggest eagles draft day tradeup in the first round in franchise history. take a look at marcus mariota in action. reports say the eagles are aggressively talking to tennessee about that number two pick to get mariota. of course, chip loves his former oregon quarterback and i caught up with former eagles offensive lineman jon runyan. he's in town to introduce the eagles' second round draft pick. i asked him the chances of chip getting his guy. >> i know's probably trying to get there. i don't know if he has enough ammo and is willing to mortgage the franchise for it. >> reporter: if he does stay at 20 what would be your biggest need right now? defensive back receiver or of course, you were an o-lineman. >> i think you need all of them at some point because it's part of a process. obviously defensive back there's a lot of holes there,
but offensive line also. >> reporter: the eagles have eight picks. chip's personnel director would like to make all eight of those picks but what is the biggest strengths in this draft? here's ed. >> there are eight to ten players, top quality individuals. at that next tier of guys where you're going to have solid starter level players there's depth at the offensive line certainly depth at wide receiver and corner safety positions. >> reporter: and the eagles may just be able to get a hometown kid at the number 20th pick. receiver strong from west catholic. played at arizona state. could be a first rounder. he worked out for the eagles and it would be a dream come true for him. >> it would just mean everything to me. the city i come from the city that's made me the city where, you know knows struggle everything.
it's not really about me. it's about the kids. they see me in philly as a great example of them making it out of the city and them doing something for their city. >> reporter: we'll hear more from jaelen in our nbc 10 draft special at 7:00 plus chip kelly will speak to eagle fans live. i'm here in chicago, others at the novicare complex. the phillies lose the series in st. louis. take a look at this. they were facing a homegrown product from the philadelphia their and got two. tim cooney from malverne prep. to darin ruf. phillies got them for three run. david buchanan he lost. phillies lose 9-3. buchanan is the first phillies pitcher to lose his first five starts since 1992. we'll see you at 7:00. i'm john clark. we're right back.
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live look. protesters are chanting there in writ l rittenhouse square. >> i'm renee chenault-fattah. >> i'm jim rosenfield. see you at 11:00. on this thursday night, the critical evidence in baltimore turned over to prosecutors who refused to make it public. tonight what the autopsy reveals and what a man who was held in the police van with freddie gray says he heard. found alive, survivors pulled from the rubble five days since that devastating quake in nepal. an eruption of cheers and celebration in a see of destruction. embryo battle. one of tv's biggest stars, her former boyfriend and a personal dispute gone public. who decide what is happens to frozen embryos when the relationship ends? and clash of the titans. the richest prize fight of all time. hundreds of millions of dollars on the line. we're in vegas tonight. "nightly news" begins right now.