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without an active license. for weeks now attorney general kathleen kane has herself been a criminal defendant, accused in a perjury and media leak case that preceded the suspension of her law license. at midnight last night, that suspension took effect, meaning pennsylvania's top prosecutor can't prosecute. >> if i was advising her, i would advise her to take a leave of absence and turn the office over to one of her assistants. >> reporter: ed rendell said kane has the right to defend herself in court but acknowledging the challenges she faces, yet kane insists she'll continue to work and operate normally, focusing on the, quote, 98% of her job that is administrative and managerial, not legal. for some who spent time in harrisburg, the scandal shakes the foundation of the state's legal system. >> i believe that the issues that surround this compromise the integrity of the criminal
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justice system and its court. >> reporter: late today that underlying scandal unfolded yet another chapter. kane released hundreds more e-mails with pornographic or offensive images like these sent by state supreme court justice michael eakin, but even as kane shines a light on the misdeeds of prosecutors and judges, some of her senior staff prosecutors believe the now unlicensed attorney general will be far more limited than she admits. and for now, that internal disagreement has not bubbled publicly to the surface, but the issue of kane's standing may well come up in court during cases that are prosecuted by her office. jim? >> george spencer, thank you. so here's a timeline of the investigation into kathleen kane's alleged leak of secret information. back in march of 2014 kane allegedly leaked confidential grand jury information about an investigation into former naacp leader. in november of 2014, kane
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testified before another grand jury about the alleged leak of information. in april of this year, a grand jury recommends kane be charged. in august, montgomery county prosecutors charged her with perjury, obstructing the administration of law, conspiracy, and false swearing. kane pleaded not guilty. on september 21st, it was ordered her license be temporarily suspended and as of this morning 12:01, kane can no longer practice law. tonight democrats in new jersey's state senate overrode a gun control law, that's a first for the governor. tensions flared in the senate today with some lawmakers exchanging bitter words over gun legislation and mental health. the bill in question is designed to alert police and judges if someone with an expunged psychiatric record tries to acquire the gun. they needed 27 votes for an override, and they got it. >> once this bill becomes law,
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we will have other time on a bipartisan basis to deal with the larger issue of mental health and access to guns. >> it's very sad and upsetting when you think guns are getting in the hands of the wrong people. >> today's senate override is not a done deal. it still needs two-thirds majority in the assembly before it becomes law. right now trenton's mayor is assessing the state of his city. eric jackson began delivering his second state of the city address about 30 minutes ago. he says his agenda has increased economic development in trenton while decreasing crime. the mayor says he's also been focused on improving public works and infrastructure. in philadelphia, a push to address something looming over thousands of college students. student loan debt. councilman dennis o'brien and others are calling for a special committee to look at the issue and make recommendations to help. >> we got to jump start the
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conversation somewhere and because we have 85 institutions of higher learning in this region and the excellence in our academic health centers, it's appropriate we start it here. >> the consumer financial protection bureau puts outstanding student loan debt at $1.2 trillion, more than twice what it was in 2006. to our weather now, let's take a live look at boathouse row, where it's been mild out there for the past few days. beautiful weather, but we're in for a temperature drop tomorrow. sheena parveen is here now with her first alert forecast. sheena? >> jim, today beautiful temperatures, well above normal for this time of year. we hit 77 degrees so far in philadelphia, but that's all going to change tomorrow. we have a cold front just off to our west. that's going to move through and then we'll see the cool air behind it move in, so you probably are going to need a jacket this afternoon, but tomorrow afternoon you might want to take one with you. clouds around right now, but we are mostly dry and that's ahead of the cold front. once it swings through, sunshine
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through the day tomorrow. cooler air to our north and west, temperatures in the 50s. we, however, have not seen that cold front move through yet, so we're still in the 70s. 73 right now philadelphia, 70 trenton, 68 for allentown, 73 in reading. upper 60s now in parts of new jersey, low 70s in delaware, but that's all going to change as we go mostly into tomorrow morning and into the afternoon. tonight, though, we still stay mild by 7:00 p.m., low 70s, by 9:00 p.m., 67 degrees. clouds will still be here by 11:00 p.m., around 63 degrees, then the clouds clearing and tomorrow much cooler day than today, more than ten-degree drop in temperatures expected and it's going to stay cool through the weekend with a chance of showers. we'll take a look at that coming up. >> all right, sheena. new information this evening in the case of a woman killed in lehigh county. prosecutors tell us the victim's estranged husband has been charged with homicide this afternoon. police found 26-year-old woman inside her apartment yesterday morning. she had an electrical wire
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wrapped around her neck and her mouth was taped shut. she died of asphyxiation. her husband admitted he killed her during an argument. septa police say they now know who the giants fan is who was punched by an eagles fan after monday night's game. investigators are trying to arrange an interview with him. this is surveillance video of the punch. the two men can be seen trash talking one another before the assault happened right after the eagles/giants game. federal agents take the stand today in the case against chaka fattah jr. jurors heard from the agent who went to the luxury condo armed with a search warrant. deanna durante was inside the federal courtroom today and is joining us live once again. deanna, what has the jury learned today? >> reporter: well, federal prosecutors are showing them the money, how much they say chaka fattah jr. had declared to the irs and were also showing bank statements and cancelled checks, money they say fattah never reported.
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>> these ties, you know, cost -- you know, these ties cost $155 and $175. you could order $100 and be nowhere near one month salary. in terms of priority, i care about my family, i care about my health, i care about my friends. >> reporter: shachaka fattah jr says he likes expensive things. the witness for the governor presented his 2009 return, less than $40,000 in that year. a witness confirmed checks paid for fattah for work he performed, cash the government says he never declared. >> in 2010, you know, i made, you know, more than $15,000 a month. >> reporter: prosecutors are painting a picture of a young man who created a sham business, american royalty, one that advertised it offered concierge service but had very few clients. how much clients did american royalty have? keep trying to make it sound like you didn't have any. >> first of all, this was not years ago, deanna.
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>> reporter: many of the clients he did work for free. american royalty no longer exists. on the stand today, fattah's former girlfriend who told the jury paying his taxes were not a priority for him. >> i might get them a car so they can get back and forth to work. if i'm doing well, it's important to take care of the people i care about. >> reporter: fattah says that was part of his priority, taking care of his friends and his family, not necessarily paying his taxes. he did cross examine that federal agent today, one that criticized him in court saying he used the wrong tax form when he filed back in 2009. reporting live outside the federal courthouse, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. >> fattah jr. is the son of congressman chaka fattah, who is married to nbc 10 anchor renee chenault-fattah. a viewing continues until 7:00 tonight for a new jersey toddler found dead near the cooper river in haddon township last week. the funeral for 3-year-old brendan creato is scheduled for tomorrow morning. no charges are filed in the case and police are not sure about
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the cause of death after an autopsy came back as inconclusive. yesterday the prosecutors office says no signs of forced entry at the boy's home. his father was the last one to see him alive. an 11-month-old boy who allegedly received an overdose of chemotherapy is out of intensive care this morning. his family tells nbc 10 the toddler was given ten times the amount of chemo prescribed. the toddler is suffering from a rare and aggressive form of cancer. he was moved to the children's hospital of philadelphia, where he remains in stable condition. >> whenever humans are involved, sometimes when they are not, you can see mistakes. medication errors happen. >> tomorrow the family will meet with doctors to learn how this happened. the hospital wouldn't comment on this case specifically but said patient safety is a top priority. the nurse who was
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quarantined in new jersey over fears she had ebola is now filing a federal civil rights lawsuit to the state. they say governor chris christie's administration violated her rights last year. she was detained at newark liberty international airport because she showed a fever and even after ebola tests were negative, she was kept at the hospital for two additional days. a food desert could soon be created in philadelphia's grays ferry neighborhood. the pathmark on grays avenue will close next month. it's the only real supermarket left in the area. pathmark proposed in less than an hour to slash prices as they look to clear out stock. a market owner in mt. airy fights with robbers trying to rib off his store. you can see on the top right there the man struggles with one of the suspects. the robber kicked the owner several times before taking off.
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the owner is okay. philadelphia police are still looking for the suspects. next on nbc 10 news at 6:00, millions of dollars of attack ads focusing on one state race in atlantic county. we're live to analyze mud slinging and take you inside the debate happening right now. sheena? and a beautiful day today now, we have changes coming just in time for your friday. cooler temperatures in the forecast and a chance for weekend showers. i'll show you how cool and the timing of the rain coming up.
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new at 6:00, multimillion dollar add wars in a closely watched atlantic county race. take a look. >> okay, troops, we're going into battle to fight north jersey casinos, but it's meaningless, we can't win. just going to look as if we're trying. >> now they brag about helping atlantic county, but there's a ward for politicians like that, hypocrite. >> democratic incumbent have been running attack ads, among four people vying for the second legislative district's two seats. they are facing off right now at a candidate forum in atlantic city. nbc 10 jersey shore bureau reporter ted greenberg is outside the forum. what's happening inside?
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>> reporter: well, jim, the meet the candidates forum is under way, got under way just a few minutes ago inside the tropicana. we were upstairs right before it started and got some video of the candidates talking with some of those in attendance. the forum is expected to focus on ideas for economic growth and development for the greater atlantic city region. voters we talked with today, though, told us the campaign ads have been a real turnoff. >> oh, they are just insane, it's constant. >> chris brown and will pauls opposed the rescue plan. >> now my deal says if north jersey casinos happen, so be it. >> voters say the ads have been impossible to avoid. >> but there's a word for politicians like that, hypocrite. >> i think it's degrading to us as voters, because everything is so negative. >> mazzeo took north jersey casino money and gave up our fight. >> mud being slung in one of new
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jersey's hottest legislative races. the fiercely contested battle for a pair of assembly seats between two incumbents, democrat vince mazzeo and vince brown and democrat colin bell and republican will pauls. >> i don't like that. i never like somebody who knocks somebody else down. >> give me the facts. i don't really care who they are calling a liar. >> the top issue here, opposition to north jersey casinos. both sides are against them, but mazzeo and brown have attacked their records on how they've gone about fighting gaming halls outside atlantic city. the director of the william j. hughes center for public policy at stockton university believes the campaigns are misguided. >> ads may not be what the people are looking for. they are concerned about jobs, the economy, taxes. >> it's the nature of the beast in campaigns. we try to ride on the high road
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as long as we can. >> reporter: i requested an interview with brown today, as well, his spokesman said he was unavailable, but right before the meet the candidate forum started, brown told me, "any ad i've run ist;zn factually accu" live in atlantic city, i'm ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. >> speaking of ads, another one focused on bill cosby in the montgomery county district attorney race. we told you earlier this week, not charging cosby with sexual assault when he was d.a. a decade ago. today castro posted his own ad on youtube saying steel could have done something with the cosby case since steel was a prosecutor at the time. >> despicable desperation politics, disgusting lies. kevin steele has the power to prosecute cosby but sat on his hands. >> the identities of other cosby
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accusers became available after he left office. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> well, today was really nice. we were in the 70s again. tomorrow, though, going to be a lot different. here's a live look outside, beautiful sunset, though, even with the clouds around and we do have more clouds around. this is all because of a cold front approaching. so you may have noticed the increase in clouds, not much in the way of rain, though. tomorrow once the cold front moves through, it's going to be a lot cooler. today, very comfortable, did not feel like fall at all. tomorrow you might need a jacket through the afternoon. then we're tracking a chance for weekend showers, mostly overnight saturday into early sunday, so i don't think it will be messing up plans you have, but even after that round of rain moves through, another cold front swings in and 60-degree temperatures will be staying in the forecast over the next several days. right now, though, we are in the 70s, really the last day of 70-degree temperatures for a while possibly.
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low 70s north and west, even through south jersey and delaware. 69 in millville. average high is 65 degrees, we've been about ten degrees or more above that yesterday and today. so far today we have hit 77 degrees, tomorrow we drop down to the low 60s. that's going to be a high temperature. saturday and sunday in the mid 60s, so closer to average for this time of year, but noticeably cooler compared to yesterday. clouds around, few sprinkles through lancaster and berks county, but that's about it. i don't expect much in the rain at all, but cooler air starts to spill in. here's what's happening now, warm air in place ahead of the cold front, but once it does move through more friday, much cooler, more than a ten-degree drop in temperatures through the afternoon. this is going to even set us up for a chilly saturday morning, so going into your weekend, starting off temperatures should be around 40 for the low in philadelphia, about the mid 30s for parts of the lehigh valley,
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mid 40s along the shore. through saturday afternoon topping out in about the mid 60s and there's the next chance of rain overnight saturday, early sunday, doesn't look very impressive but that's pretty much the time frame during the part of your weekend where it shouldn't be messing up much overnight, into very early sunday. tonight, though, cloudy early in the night, then cool. 52 for the low in philadelphia, 46 degrees areas north and west. tomorrow sunny, cooler day. temperatures in the low 60s, very different than today. we stay in the mid 60s through the weekend. there you see that small shower chance, but we do have a chance some of those affecting maybe part of your sunday morning. for monday and tuesday we start off in the low 60s. danny? >> thank you, sheena. coming up in sports last year the eagles dominated the panthers. chip kelly explains why this is a much different year as the 22nd ranked temple owls get ready for their biggest game of the season.
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i want a supreme court judge who knows the law. for the past seven years, i've served on pennsylvania's second highest court. and the bar association has given me their very highest rating. i want a judge who understands regular people. i was the first in my family to graduate from college. my dad was a coal miner. my mom- a factory seamstress. i want a judge with integrity. me too. and that's why i'm running. i'm christine donohue. it's time to bring integrity back to the supreme court.
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the xfinity sports desk, brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. >> danny pommells from comcast sportsnet with you once again. eagles, panthers sunday night in charlotte here on nbc 10. wide receivers nelson aguilar and miley cooper did not practice today with ankle and knee injuries respectively, while kiki alonso was limited. the eagles defense will be looking to duplicate what they did to carolina last season where they held them to seven points over the first three quarters. look at that gangrene. used a spy on newton in not letting him scramble, but chip kelly says this year is different. >> i think cam last year was different, coming off an ankle surgery, weren't really running him that much. he's playing different this
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year, so i think i've said it before, i think a lot of things we did last year aren't what we're doing this year. >> not really focused on what happened last year. just trying to focus on trying to sustain what we got going. the eagles do have a rather athletic front seven that can cause fits if we let them. it's going to be up to us to do what we do going into practice each and every day and hope to carry over into sunday. >> don't forget to vote for our high school game of the week. your choices are on the screen. log on and vote at voting ends tomorrow. tonight, time to make the donuts for the temple owls, their biggest game of the year if they win next week against notre dame will be that much bigger. the owls are in rare spot these days ranked 22nd in the country and enter tonight's game with a record of 6-0. head coach and his players are not getting ahead of themselves, though. >> i'm really pleased with our progress, pleased to be where we are, and we know it's going to be an unbelievable battle and
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really hostile environment on the short week. so proud of our guys and the way they've prepared so far and continue to do so. >> all we can control is this game. you know, this is the biggest opportunity for us right here and we have to go out and play our game. if we play well, we'll win the game. >> temple hits the field at 7:00. that's your look at sports, i'm danny pommells. we'll be right back.
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all right, getting ready for a little cooldown. >> yeah, today beautiful, a lot of people liking the warmer weather, but this is not where we're supposed to be this time of year. we're actually over 10 degrees above normal. our normal high 65. tomorrow we drop down to 62 for the high temperature, mostly sunny. cooler, colder start going into the weekend, mid 60s across the weekend and the rain chances overnight saturday, into early sunday. i don't think that should mess with your plans but you might notice it and next week we are keeping it 60s in the forecast. enjoy the mild evening for tonight, because it's going to get colder. >> the 70s in sight.
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>> not any time soon. >> for all of us here at nbc 10, i'm jim rosenfield. the news continues now with nbc nightly news with lester hold. tonight in the hot seat, hillary clinton grilled for hours on the benghazi attacks that killed four americans. appearing calm even as tempers erupted. will her testimony today put the controversy behind her? killed in action. a raid to rescue dozens of prisoners from isis ends with the first american combat death in iraq in four years. why were u.s. forces in the fire fight to begin with? road rage confession a suspect in court after he admitted killing a 4-year-old girl in a highway shooting. tonight our emotional interview with the victim's family. driven to distraction. a wake-up call about all that hands-free technology in the car. a new warning about 27 critical seconds when you think you're focused on the road but in fact may be in


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