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lightning with these and we track them to see which way they're going. this particular cell that's moving to the east that had a tornado warning with it an hour ago and so did this one. this one back to the west is the stronger one. so that will be closer to 6:00 in allentown if that continues at a certain speed. now, this futurecast and other models showing developments in maryland that could kind of sneak in from the southwest here. that's showing that by 6:00 7:00. don't just wait for this stuff back in central pennsylvania to come in. there may be the remnants of what's in washington now. you can see 8:00 9:00, 10:00, there's a lot of activity around. sometimes these storms will bump into each other and create some localized flooding. there's 11:00 with the heaviest right on top of the philadelphia area. so we have many many hours to watch and to track these storms. i'll have the latest timing
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forecast for you in just a few minutes. when we're not on the air, get storm updates by following me on twitter. i will be posting tweets with updated storm forecasts all night long. less than an hour ago police arrested a suspect in the hit and run of a south jersey teenager. nbc 10 was there as police took the suspected driver into custody. >> nbc 10's rosemary con nors joins us live from the pennsville police department. what led up to the arrest? >> reporter: really it was good police work. they were able to track down the vehicle in this case so that's what led them to the suspect. i should tell you that within the past half hour i just found out from the pennsville police chief that the suspect is still here with police. he is being fingerprinted and processed on charges of aggravated assault, leaving the scene of the accident and not reporting an accident. i also learned his bail is $50,000. he will spend the night at the salem county correctional facility and see a judge
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tomorrow. it took less than 48 hours for the suspected driver to turn himself in to police. according to investigators, he gave a videotaped statement admitting to sunday morning's hit and run on hook road that left 17-year-old kyle pszenny of pennsville memorial high school in critical condition. >> he's upset. he realizes he's hurt somebody but is scared and didn't know what to do. >> reporter: once police tracked down the 2002 gray hyundai accent they say he was driving, he agreed to talk. according to the pennsville police chief, he told detectives he thought he hit an animal yet tried to cover it up by stealing some tarp from a relative to conceal the damaged car. >> all they had to do was stop. pull over to the side of the road. realize they had hit somebody go check on the kid, call 911. medics would have been there, they could have gotten him to the hospital fast but the kid decided to keep going. >> reporter: his cousins are now praying their friend and teammate will recover. >> he's a tough kid. i played football with him my whole life. he's going to be all right.
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>> reporter: even though the suspect is in custody with police their investigation is not over. they are still looking into whether there may have been other people inside of the car at the time of the accident. again, the victim in this case kyle pszenny, is in the hospital christiana hospital in critical condition. but again, his family is hoping he makes a full recovery. live in pennsville rosemary connors, nbc 10 news. in the meantime in about two hours, family and friends will hold a candlelight vigil to remember a philadelphia teenager killed by a suspected drunk driver last night. there's a growing memorial near the site where adelso matos was hit. his uncle is demanding justice for his nephew. >> he took a life, regardless. you are responsible. you are behind the wheel driving, drinking and driving. you have open cans of beer in
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your car. you should be more responsible than that. >> police haven't charged the driver. we have new surveillance video of a man philadelphia police are looking for. it's all part of that deadly shootout with an off-duty officer. investigators tell us the man, circled here is one of two who held up the rising sun pizzeria in lawndale. an off-duty detective happened to be there when one of the robbers pulled out a gun. police say andrew ellerby opened fire on the detective but he was shooting blanks. the detective returned fire and killed ellerby. police are looking for the second man who got away. a twist today in new efforts to solve a decades-old missing boy mystery at the jersey shore. today, police are naming a man they hope someone can confirm was in the area when mark himebaugh vanished. nbc 10's renee chenault-fattah is live in the digital center.
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>> mark himebaugh disappeared in 1991. authorities now say a convicted pennsylvania sex offender is among several persons of interest in this case. middle township police want to hear from anyone who may have seen thomas butcavage jr. in cape may county in the late '80s or early '90s. himebaugh was just 11 when he was last seen near his home. some believe there is a strong resemblance, look at this picture, between him and the sketch of a man seen talking with himebaugh shortly before the boy vanished. >> the connection to cape may county is something that's been lacking in our efforts related to this man and that's why we would ask anyone with any knowledge to contact us. >> a 1993 article in the "philadelphia inquirer" detailed how police searched his haverford township home after a tip linked him to the himebaugh case. it's a claim that his lawyer strongly denies. right now he is in prison after
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pleading guilty in 1999 to sex crimes involving underaged boys. renee chenault-fattah. from the nbc 10 delaware bureau, a police corporal is charged with kicking his way into a stranger's home after a night of partying. investigators tell us it happened at this home in middletown. they say corporal michael spencer fell asleep in his car after drinking at a friend's house. documents show he told police he believes he woke up at his own house and kicked in the door. the female homeowner jumped out a window as her husband held spencer at gunpoint. spencer is now criminally charged. police in new castle county are investigating a hate crime. listen to this. they say someone etched a swastika and racial slur into someone's car early sunday morning. police are asking for your help. if you know anything, call police. new at 5:00 who is going to prosecute accused killer eric frein? it took authorities seven weeks
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to track down the suspect. now the man in charge of putting him on trial in pike county could soon be out of a job. nbc 10's doug shimell joins us with a closer look at how a political shakeup could shake up the frein case. doug? >> reporter: you know, there's no question eric frein terrorized the poconos but when it was over voters in pike county apparently wanted their district attorney to go back and deal with the crime that they deal with every day and the question is what does it do to the frein case? for seven weeks last fall it was the fixation of the poconos police and prosecutors. but when the eric frein manhunt ended with his capture, pike county's district attorney ran for re-election in the republican primary and lost. a family law attorney contends his fixation with the case even putting a picture of a bruised frein in his campaign flyers cost him the primary.
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>> it was a situation where the district attorney was not focused on the effect the mailer could have on the victims, the taxpayers and integrity of the case. >> reporter: she says voters were more concerned about fighting child abuse and drugs. >> the case brought a lot of attention to our community and certainly needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent but we have many other issues that need to be addressed as well. >> reporter: so the question becomes what happens to the prosecution of the eric frein case? >> i am hoping there will ultimately be a smooth transition in this case and that the current district attorney if not successful will in fact help in relaying the case over to me. >> reporter: ray tomkin is still running as district attorney but now as a democrat in a write-in ballot. when you ask eric frein's lawyer whether this could benefit his client, a wry smile comes over his face. >> no. it doesn't aid me help me or hurt me. whoever the prosecutor is is going to prosecute this case. we will defend the case and ultimately a jury will tell us the ultimate result.
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>> reporter: kelly says assuming she wins the november general election she will push for the death penalty for eric frein. nbc 10 tried contacted ray tomkin by e-mail and phone for a response. we are still waiting to hear back from him. i'm doug shimell, nbc 10 news. for the first time vice president joe biden today was able to thank everyone for their support after the death of his son beau. this afternoon the vice president tweeted our deepest gratitude for everyone's kindness and compassion. your love and admiration for beau has touched us beyond measure. thousands attended the saturday funeral of delaware attorney general beau biden at a catholic church in wilmington. president obama delivered the eulogy. the 46-year-old died of brain cancer. tonight the search intensifies for two escaped killers on the loose in upstate new york. we are getting a closer look now at just how they pulled off their elaborate escape. plus, going public.
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the whistle blower who took down a fraternity at penn state is speaking out. how he says the school looked the other way when he came forward with hazing allegations. after a local student went missing and was later found dead leaders in philadelphia are looking at a new law that could help police in similar cases.
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a massive manhunt is under way for two killers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate new york. >> police say they have received at least 300 tips. they are looking into those leads. nbc 10 national correspondent has new details from new york. >> reporter: on the ground and in the air, police officers throughout upstate new york are on the lookout for two convicted killers. >> they could be literally anywhere. >> reporter: the prison break happened in the tiny town of dannemora, new york, miles from the canadian border. police are using dogs to search woods, cemeteries and schools. they set up checkpoints throughout the area. authorities in canada and mexico are on the lookout as well hoping to spot richard matt david sweat. guards discovered the pair
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missing from the clinton correctional facility early saturday morning. it's believed they used power tools to cut through walls in their cells. they crawled through a steam pipe and broke through a brick wall before emerging from a manhole outside the prison. they left a note behind that read have a nice day. >> i don't believe they could have acquired the equipment that they needed to do this without help and we have a separate investigation that's going through exactly that question. >> reporter: sweat was serving a life sentence for killing a sheriff's deputy. matt was in for 25 years to life for kidnapping, killing and dismembering his boss. now people throughout the region are on edge. >> it didn't really hit me hard until i found out these guys were well planned and really dangerous. >> reporter: police are offering a $100,000 reward for the pair's capture. tonight, new video showing
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the moments when boston police shot and killed a man suspected of plotting to kill them. the surveillance video is from a restaurant across the street. it's blurry and you can barely make out what's happening. officers say they tried questioning rahim about terrorist related information but he refused to drop a knife he was holding. that's when police shot and killed him. in this video, he is highlighted by that yellow oval. keep a close watch on the video and you see rahim fall to the ground. boston's joint terrorism task force had him under 24 hour surveillance. a former cop in south carolina was indicted today after shooting and killing an unarmed man. the man was running away from the officer after a traffic stop. michael slager was seen on camera firing eight shots at walter scott as scott ran away. slager was charged with murder almost immediately after this video came out. today, he was indicted. scott was pulled over for a traffic stop then got out and ran. his family said he owed about
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$18,000 in child support, and ran to avoid going back to jail. slager could get 30 years to life in prison if convicted. relatives of a man who shot and killed two women in a delaware courthouse are now on trial, accused of cyberstalking the victims. jury selection began today for david matusiewicz, his mother and his sister. prosecutors say they tormented and stalked david's ex-wife, christine belford, for years. she and her friend were shot and killed by david's father thomas in 2013. thomas ended up killing himself after exchanging gunfire with police. the family members deny stalking belford or knowing that thomas was going to kill her. today, philadelphia city council is considering a new bill that would require bars and restaurants to have surveillance cameras outside. the idea was inspired by the disappearance and death of
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college student shane montgomery last november. montgomery disappeared after a night out with friends in manayunk. searchers pulled his body from the schuykill river in january. the lack of security cameras made it difficult to track montgomery's final moments. we continue to watch a lot of thunderstorms in pennsylvania a couple near the washington, d.c. area and it's all moving in our general direction. we have that severe storm threat with damaging winds, lightning, downpours, hail, all sorts of threats with this particular front that's coming in. we have some heavy rain threats, if a couple of the storms collide or track over the same area. we have a lot of lightning with them, also some gusty, damaging winds, hail and even a tornado threat in some parts of the area although it's never a really high tornado threat in
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this part of the country. 84 degrees right now with a south wind at 17 miles an hour so those southerly winds continuing to feed in not only the heat but the moisture too. it's warm out there. a lot warmer than yesterday, except right at the beach, of course with the southerly wind. it's coming straight out of the south and the sustained wind is 15 to 20 miles an hour in parts of the area. the humidity has been really going up as a result. now, the light yellow area that's the tornado watch. these areas in the orange that is severe thunderstorm warning and they cover a lot of the area around harrisburg. that's a huge area to be covered by a warning, and the reason for that look at these thunderstorms. tremendous amounts of lightning with it. they're not moving rapidly eastward, at least not as a whole. the individual storm tries to
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move east and then as you can see with this one, it starts to weaken a little bit as it heads in our general direction. this one would get near allentown right around 6:00 easton at 6:24. the ones around harrisburg now are the most severe ones and the ones we have to track the most closely. now, you can see that we still have a lot of activity around even by 8:00 or beyond but most of this is still in pennsylvania. even by 8:00 some of the activity from washington could come up in toward the philadelphia area but much of new jersey is going to stay dry for quite a bit of the time tonight while areas north and west of philadelphia get pounded, maybe over and over with some of these storms. here we are, 11:00 tonight and it's just now reaching the philadelphia area itself. then going into new jersey. we have showers around tomorrow morning, too. look at that. 6:00 a.m. this latest model just in showing some locally
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heavy showers there. and we continue to see the southerly winds so it's going to be a warm day but there's not going to be a lot of activity around in the afternoon, as you can see here. tomorrow afternoon is going to be different looking than this afternoon. for tonight, those storms gradually making their way eastward. it will take a good bit of the night for that to happen. scattered storms spreading west to east. the temperatures stay up tonight. the humidity stays up tonight. chance of some morning showers around and then we gradually dry out as we go into the afternoon. more sunshine and warm weather during the afternoon and not a whole lot of rain if any. most of the showers in the morning tomorrow. then probably no showers around for wednesday and thursday. then the temperatures really start to climb. 91 degrees by thursday 93 on friday. we are getting the humidity as well getting a potential heat
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wave there and that goes into saturday, too, with the chance of some more thunderstorms. apple is at it again. the new products and features that have everyone buzzing today. plus watching your health. how local researchers are using the apple watch to help patients fighting breast cancer.
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apple is already the world's number one music retailer. now the tech giant is moving into the world of streaming music. >> that announcement came today at apple's annual development conference in san francisco. nbc 10's national correspondent mark barger reports. >> today we are announcing apple music, the next chapter in music. >> reporter: the company that changed the way most people buy music hopes to change the way they listen to it, too. >> access to nearly all the music in the world. >> reporter: starting at month's end, apple music will offer a streaming service costing $9.99 a month after an initial three-month free membership. a family plan for up to six members will cost $14.99 a month. apple's new service joins ones
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such as pandora with roughly three million paid subscribers and spotify with 15 million. with 800 million credit cards already registered in the system they have an in with a huge potential market. >> anyone with a check book is a friend of the music industry. they look at apple as the biggest check book out there. they want a piece of it. >> reporter: also apple introduced features for its newest operating system named el capitan. >> 1.4 times acceleration. >> reporter: not part of the presentation was anything relate tod ed to an upgraded apple tv offer. >> they want to provide a service and the media companies and the cable companies are proving difficult to deal with. >> reporter: meantime apple's streaming music rivals have to deal with a new competitor. >> the apple watch will soon watch the health of some women in our area. two local health care groups are
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using the wearable technology for a new breast cancer study. polaris health directions is teaming up with md anderson cancer center at cooper for the project. it will use the apple watch to track behavioral data in breast cancer patients. things like side effects, sleep, moods and more. that information will later help refine treatments. 30 women will wear the watches for nine months. next at 5:30, the penn state student who accused a fraternity of hazing comes forward. why he's now suing the school. plus caught on video. how one thief went to a lot of trouble to rob a tire store. we have tornado watches north and west and now a severe thunderstorm warning for part of berks county until 6:15 just north of the reading area. we will continue to track these storms throughout the afternoon. ahead all new on "nbc 10 news at 6:00" consumer costs. what a study says hospitals are making patients pay and why they
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are apparently getting away with it. information you need to know ahead on "nbc 10 news at 6:00."
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thanks for the ride around norfolk! and i just wanted to say geico is proud to have served the military for over 75 years! roger that. captain's waiting to give you a tour of the wisconsin now. could've parked a little bit closer... it's gonna be dark by the time i get there. geico. proudly serving the military for over 75 years. right now on nbc 10 a tornado watch for parts of our area and now a warning for severe thunderstorms.
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we have issued a first alert as we track the potential for severe weather. >> let's get right to chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. what's the latest here? >> some of the storms have moved into part of or area. we issued the first alert this morning knowing the storms would be coming in later today and into tonight and posing a threat to the area with that possibility of severe storms with damaging wind. the main threat the biggest threat is in the state of pennsylvania in our counties and damaging winds and hail are also possible. there is a tornado watch that goes until 10:00. the orange area severe thunderstorm warning and the red is a flash flood warning around harrisburg. they have just been getting pounded. the other area getting pounded, right over washington, d.c. right now. you can see much of our area continues to be totally dry. there's a lot of lightning with those storms and they're not moving real fast. they're moving right on top of
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each other so they're having a hard time holding together as they move to the east. this one is just about to come into northern berks county and that's where the first severe thunderstorm is that covers hamburg here and other parts of the county until 6:15 for the possibility of damaging winds coming through. if it continues on that track it would reach allentown a little after 6:00 upper macungie right around 6:00. the storms around washington will have to be watched, too, in case they start moving towards delaware but the main action as you can see even 7:00 8:00 9:00, 10:00 tonight is still well to the north and west of philadelphia, these areas may get hit over and over. so we are also watching the possibility for any kind of localized flooding as we go through the evening. as we go through the late evening, just getting into philadelphia. we will continue to time it hour by hour look at the rest of the seven-day in just a few minutes. >> glenn, thank you. if you downloaded the nbc 10
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news app for your smart phone or tablet, you will be able to track these storms using the same real time radar that our first alert weather team uses in the weather center. the former penn state student who blew the whistle on a fraternity's secret facebook page spoke publicly about the incident for the first time today. >> the reason he filed a lawsuit against the frat and the university. >> nbc 10's jim rosenfield is here with new information on the story. >> today's news conference was very revealing. >> reporter: yeah. he is no longer a student at penn state and in his lawsuit, he claims hazing caused him to flunk out his freshman year. as a freshman he pledged kapp adel take roe. he says his soon to be brothers forced him and other pledges to drink so much alcohol they got sick. he says he was also punched in the face repeatedly for not showing up to a frat event. on another occasion he says he was burned with a cigarette. he says he called the university's hazing hotline but got no help.
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he went to the school's office of student conduct. eight months went by and finally he says he went to police. >> never intended to become a whistle blower but when i saw what was going on and the abuse that myself and others were repeatedly experiencing and that the university was totally ignoring, my documented allegations over several months they left me no choice but to go to the police before more people pledged and other innocent students got hurt physically and emotionally. >> reporter: he says he has hundreds of photos texts and other documents proving that sexual assaults hazing and drug use was taking place. as for the fraternity's secret facebook page his lawyer says it contained images of nude men and women obviously passed out from drinking. we also learned this afternoon that the national chapter of kappa delta roe suspended nearly 40 members of penn state. the school says it will not recognize the frat until 2018. back to you guys. >> jim, thank you very much.
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sky force 10 let's go there for breaking news. it's a three alarm house fire right now. firefighters still battling that heavy flames coming out of the rooftop in hamilton mercer county, the 700 block of east state street. no word of any injuries just yet but firefighters are on that scene in hamilton mercer county. we will continue to bring you these live pictures from sky force 10 as soon as we know any more information about this. the three suspects in the jewelers row kidnapping case appeared before a judge this afternoon. the judge appointed lawyers for the suspects today. the trio is charged with kidnapping a woman from a parking garage in april, then beating and torturing her. police say they wanted the code to the safe at the jewelry store where she worked. police arrested two men on thursday. police arrested the third suspect a few days after the kidnapping in south carolina. look at this. a man is caught on camera scaling a teetering tower of
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tires and now police are looking for him. this happened friday at the black tire shop at west kensington. police say he hopped a fence, then used stacked tires as a ladder to break into the office. police say he took money from the register. if you know who this guy is, police are asking you to call them. in the meantime the fbi and several police departments in pennsylvania and delaware are behind the arrest of this man. his name is joseph milchowski. he is charged with robbery, kidnapping and more. police say he is behind five armed bank robberies dating back to 2010. he is being held on $1 million bail. he will be in court to face the charges in two weeks. an update tonight on a story the nbc 10 investigators first told you about. a u.s. senate budget committee hearing was held at villanova university today about the national crime victims fund. the money is supposed to pay for things like child advocacy centers, domestic violence shelters rape crisis centers
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and compensating victims. nbc 10 investigation discovered congress is withholding millions of dollars from these services. u.s. senator pat toomey wants to quadruple funds for those groups in pennsylvania. from our delaware bureau saving students from suicide. the governor signed a bill relating to suicide prevention in schools. house bill 90 requires all public school employees to receive 90 minutes of training every year on suicide prevention. every school must also establish a suicide prevention committee and policies. the battle between the new owner of atlantic city's former revel casino and a local power company is cooling down for now. a federal judge approved a deal between glenn strong's polo north country club and acr energy partners. the agreement will keep power flowing to the former revel building for the near future. a back and forth battle over utility services prevented him from reopening revel.
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an important heads-up to commuters traveling around center city philly this week. i-676, the vine street expressway will close in both directions between 11:00 at night and 5:00 a.m. for the next three weeks. penndot is working on overhead bridges there, replacing the 18th 19th 20th 21st and 22nd street bridges. it's part of a four year project to replace structurally deficient bridges over the interstate. the project is expected to be complete in fall 2019. you ever wonder what it's like for cops on the job in evesham? now you can simply find out by going to twitter or facebook. this saturday the department is hosting a virtual ride-along. police will tweet what they're doing with pictures and video as it's happening. police say it will be as real as if you're riding with them in the front seat. chaos at a north jersey concert. it ended with dozens of arrests and dozens of state troopers injured. tonight we are learning new
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details about what led up to this clash between concert goers and police. plus students left in limbo. officials have found a problem on some of the s.a.t. exams. how it could affect students who took the test this past weekend.
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there's a new question stumping people when it comes to the s.a.t.s. what happens next? it turns out there was a printing error in the standard testbooks given to students on saturday. the students' test book said they had 25 minutes to complete a section while the manual said they had only 20 minutes. the college board says this is a critical issue and is working to ensure fairness.
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if you have high cholesterol, there might soon be a new drug available for you. the fda will decide wednesday whether or not it will be approved. it is an injectable drug different than a statin. the fda says it's the first advance in lowering bad cholesterol or ldl in more than 20 years. 73 million americans live with high ldl cholesterol that doubles the risk for heart disease. new tonight, scientists from penn and rutgers found taking cholesterol-lowering medication doesn't cause short-term memory loss. researchers say when people are put on new drugs, they might be more sensitive to health concerns. doctors say if you are experiencing memory loss you shouldn't stop taking statins. switching gears to this now. let's face it a lot of people are asking will tim tebow make the team. how a player from the phillies now is trying to help the quarterback improve his game. tebow tells us all about it next on nbc 10 news at 5:00. earlier today nbc 10 issued
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a first alert for the severe thunderstorms are going to develop. i will show you where they are now and what's in store. all new on "nbc 10 news at 6:00" yielding to a higher power. what happened today that ensures one thing won't be getting in the way of pope francis when he visits philadelphia. that's all new on "nbc 10 news at 6:00."
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let's go live to sky force 10 over breaking news. firefighters are battling a three-alarm fire in hamilton mercer county. this is the 1700 block of east state street. check out the heavy fire. you see a lot of gray smoke actually coming out of the top of the roofs. there are at least five rowhomes here. right now we are making calls to find out if anyone has been injured here at this scene. as soon as we know more about this three-alarm fire we will
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make sure to get it back to you. this is in mercer county again. we will head back to this scene if it warrants. new information on a building destroyed by fire in narberth last december. workers under way to rebuild the place that was home to fast signs of the main line. since the fire it has been operating on greenfield avenue in ardmore. main line cycles is on montgomery avenue but was in the middle of moving to the building when it caught fire. both businesses plan to open in a new narberth building this fall. the first of several hearings on a proposal to increase peco's rates begins tonight in newtown, bucks county. the pennsylvania public utility commission is asking for the public to attend the meetings and voice their opinions. tonight's meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at bucks county community college. four more hearings will be held this week. in april the commission agreed to investigate a rate increase request by peco. if it's passed customers will see an increase of about $6.50 a
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month. a final decision is expected in december. atlantic city is one step closer to building a giant observation wheel. the president of steel pier just got back from italy where some of the parts are being made. the first third of the ride is already on its way to the shore. the second third will be shipped next week. the 200 foot observation wheel will include climate-controlled gondolas and promises sweeping views of the ocean and the atlantic city skyline. there's a question for you. are you retiring soon? >> even if you are not, you probably thought about where you would like to go. if you were thinking about moving to florida or maybe hawaii, you might want to think again. if you live in pennsylvania you are actually living in one of the top five states to retire in according to kiplininger. pennsylvania ranks number four with low poverty rates and don't forget social security and retirement accounts are tax-exempt. >> if you wanted to move to the number one state to retire in you wouldn't have to go far. delaware tops the list the
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first state. there's no sales tax and there's a moderate income tax. back to philadelphia tim tebow may be one of the best known names in football but right now he's not officially on a team. >> he's hoping to change that with the eagles so tebow went to another philly athlete to get some help. >> comcast sports net's john clark joins us to explain. this is interesting. >> reporter: all kinds of connections and of course, it was once again about the quarterbacks here at the eagles organized team activities. sam bradford did about 10% to 15% more today than last week so they're keeping with the program. bradford is hoping hoping to be ready for the start of training camp in early august. as you mentioned, let's take a look at tim tebow out there today. he says he's getting more comfortable after the first few weeks, learning the offense, getting his new mechanics down and he says he feels like he's getting better. tebow spent the past few years away from football working on his mechanics with former major
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league pitcher tom house and house is known as the throwing guru, not just for football players but baseball players. while tebow was with him, he also worked hand in hand with cole hamels of the phillies. so here's tim tebow. >> you would never know hey, this is a big-time guy. you just know it's a guy that goes in there and works and tries to improve and i was just impressed with his attitude his effort and just the way that he carried himself. >> i think it was also impressive, you know someone that has had success but they haven't lost their edge or their work ethic or what got them there. that's one thing i noticed from him. >> tim tebow hoping to make the roster as a lefty just like cole hamels. sam bradford he hopes he will be ready for training camp. we will hear from him coming up at 6:00. what's one of the difficult things for sam bradford at this point? he will tell us. >> we look forward to that. thank you. to the weather right now. there's a first alert out there for severe thunderstorms, strong
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wind gusts, also heavy rain. >> first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz joins us with where we can expect that weather and the timeline of it. >> it is still north and west of the philadelphia area. we have had one storm go through washington, d.c. the rest of it is pretty much in pennsylvania. we issued a first alert this morning because of what is going to happen later today and tonight. tracking those storms moving pretty quickly to the east and even a chance of a couple of tornadoes, that's why there's a tornado watch instead of a severe thunderstorm watch. the risk of heavy rain and localized flooding is still there because some of these storms have moved right across the same path. there's a lot of lightning with the storms. there is likely to be damaging wind and also some hail and the possibility of one or two tornadoes. around philadelphia now, it's looking pretty nice. it is warm it is humid and that will continue. 84 degrees, winds south at 17
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miles an hour, eight degrees warmer than it was this time yesterday. we are already 84 in allentown so there's heat and there's humidity feeding into those storms. of course, the south wind is keeping the shore areas kind of cool. you can see where the wind is coming straight off the ocean out there. it's gusty, 30 miles an hour in wildwood 29 mile an hour wind gust in atlantic city. we have watches and warnings that are covering a good bit of the area. now, the tornado watch looks like it's just been expanded again now into bucks, montgomery and chester counties. these orange areas, that's a severe thunderstorm warning until 6:15. the tornado watch goes until 10:00 tonight. that covers a lot of counties in pennsylvania and there's a lot of lightning right in the middle of that. it's going through the harrisburg area and they have been getting clobbered and now the storms are moving into
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northwestern berks county and lancaster county. these cells down here moving toward reading at 6:16 pottstown at 6:53 if it continues on that track. we watched the lightning bolts, too. the whiter lightning bolts are the more recent ones. the darker ones are the ones that have been around for awhile. so we get an idea of how much of an increase there's been. there's reading and you can see you are going to get hit with some nasty storms here. here's another future weather computer model showing hour by hour as these storms come through during the evening. you can see it's mainly in pennsylvania until right around 10:00, when things start to cross the river going into new jersey. some of this on the heavy side. we could have some of those storms move right over the same path and cause localized flooding. there's a lot of things they're going to be watching this evening and then you can see some redevelopment even later tonight with more rain coming
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across some of these areas. so there's a lot going on during the night tonight but then things are going to quiet down tomorrow. the scattered thunderstorms spreading west to east. temperatures stay up humidity stays up tonight. tomorrow we have some morning showers around chance of sunshine in the afternoon and the temperatures right around where they were today, if not a little higher. warm on wednesday, too, but generally dry wednesday and thursday, the heat builds up and by friday, we are up to 93 and the best chance of storms later in the week and weekend is saturday. a concert in north jersey gets out of control. >> tonight we hear from people who witnessed the violent clash with police. and what led up to all this chaos?
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we're learning new details tonight about this clash with police outside a major hip-hop concert at metlife stadium last night. >> it ended with more than 60 people in handcuffs and more than a dozen state troopers injured. jen maxfield has the details. >> reporter: devon white bought 20 tickets to summer jam to celebrate his daughter's 19th birthday sunday. half of the party guests never got in. security and police closed the entrance gates after they say non-ticket holders tried to force their way in. >> it's just the whole situation
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should have been organized better. they expect a big crowd. i mean anybody who comes to a giants game knows there's big crowds. they don't shut the door down. >> reporter: 61 people were arrested and ten troopers sustained minor injuries after people in the crowd started throwing glass bottles at the officers. aja drove from west chester to see nicki minaj. her $90 tickets will not be refunded because she bought them through a third party website. >> i just really wanted to go inside but some people spoiled it for others which is not right. >> reporter: metlife security and state police briefly opened up the gate for the hundreds of ticket holders stuck outside but had to close it again when a small group of people without tickets tried to climb the fence and shove past ticket takers. police eventually used tear gas and pepper spray to clear the crowd. devon says after last night he will never go to another summer jam concert. >> money is nothing. you can make the money back. it's just i wanted my daughter to have a good time with me everybody. that's why i came out here.
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>> reporter: people inside the concert were not affected and most said it was a great show. if you bought your ticket through ticketmaster you can bring them back here to metlife stadium to the box office for a refund. i'm jen maxwell for nbc 10. next at 6:00 parts of the area under a tornado watch. >> nbc 10 chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is tracking the potential for the severe storms. he brings us up to date next on "nbc 10 news at 6:00" and all new at 6:00 tonight, inflated costs of care. the new study that shows how hospitals are making your bills balloon. the research reveals the guiltiest of parties and some right here in our region. clearing the way. who the pope will not be running into when he visits philadelphia this fall. next on "nbc 10 news at 6:00."
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"nbc 10 news at 6:00" begins with sky force 10 over breaking news in mercer county. flames leap from house to house in hamilton township. this video was taken just about 40 minutes ago in east state street. smoke and fire can be seen coming from at least eight rowhomes there. let's go to a live picture of the fire right now at five alarms. the entire block has had to be evacuated because of this. there are no reports of any injuries. count on nbc 10 to stay on top of this fire and bring you updates as soon as we get more
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information. we are following developing weather news as well. a threat bearing down on the region. parts of our area under a tornado watch right now. you can see the storms right there on radar and it's why we have issued an nbc 10 first alert. let's get the timing of this storm and who faces the greatest risk. >> nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is tracking it all for us tonight. glenn? >> some of those storms have moved into part of our area. we issued the first alert earlier today, feeling this was going to be happening later today and tonight. we have the chance of severe thunderstorms, the main threat continues to be in our pennsylvania counties and damaging winds, a possibility along with hail. we still have the possibility of some localized flooding too. a tornado watch in this area in yellow until 10:00 tonight. that has now been extended to include bucks,


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