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he died, but for now, fans remember his music. we are live from the studs of 93 preponderate 7 in wilmington. a lot of songs to choose from. >> reporter: so many songs, you can name one after another after another, but at the radio station two came up the most, "purple rain," and "diamonds and pearls," and listeners shared what they loved about the man and his music. >> we're going with more, and -- >> lines lighting up requesting they're favorite songs. >>. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: the artist's career spanned four decades with dozens of albums and hits, music
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becoming a sound track for life. >> just those songs, like, good on a date night type style. >> reporter: news of the death spread quickly on social media with many hoping it was a hoax. >> i was shocked. >> yeah. >> totally shocked. >> reporter: sadly, it was true. >> it's excitement in my voice, but on a sad day here, prince has passed away. >> reporter: d.j. bryan's show played prince's songs back to back. >> the fans blowing kisses today. miss prince, man. >> reporter: paying only imagine to the music, the artist, the icon who stood out from the rest. >> if you don't like prince's thing, that's fine, he'll still his thing and you'll like it. you know it. i think everybody does. >> reporter: another thing is prince always used his platform to send a message, and some fans today said that's what they respected the most about him. reporting live in wilmington, nbc 10 news.
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>> thank you. prince was found dead inside his minnesota home early this morning. >> nbc has more on his, his life, and his iconic career. >> reporter: the body of the 57-year-old singer was discovered this morning here at his home in suburban minneapolis, no details yet released, but nearby outside of prince's studios, a small group of fans assembled in the rain to honor the artist's memory. as a singer, song writer, and instrumentalist, the man born prince rogers nelson, inducted into the rock n' roll hall of fame in 1984. >> a musician. i live for that. it's creating songs. ♪ >> reporter: the minneapolis native sold more than 1 million records worldwide. hits including "when doves cry," "little red corvette," draws on
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his influences like the beetles. one of his biggest hits made the lyrics "party like it's 1999," a part of pop culture, seven grammy's, a golden globe, and academy award were part of prince's legacy. as recently as 2014, he turned into a show stopping eight minute performance on "saturday night live." >> think of someone who is ageless, across the spectrum of his career, he seems so youthful even now. ♪ >> reporter: prince brought an energy and innovation to his sound that made a man standing just 5'2" a giant popular music. >> for more on prince, his career, and how he's being remembered, look for coverage on our app and post your thoughts and memories on our twitter and facebook pages. we'll be checking in on social media and sharing some of your comments at 5:30.
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>> right now, a delaware community in shock. a 16-year-old girl dead after a fight at howard school of technology. we are live in wilmington with more on the victim and what led up to her death. >> reporter: well, police are still trying to figure out what wor were the events that happened in the main floor bathroom inside that high school. the school district says the girl died after receiving serious injuries in the fight, but police say they have not determined her cause death as of yet. >> i'm so upset that the young lady lost her life today. things like this shouldn't happen. >> reporter: what did happen has not been fully explained, though city officials released statements offering prayers for the girl's family. they have not said who was responsible and what led to a fight in the bathroom where a 16-year-old die. the sophomore was taken to the hospital via state police chopper. school officials say medics
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arrived this morning. classes were about to begin with students say they placed in lockdown. >> it hurt when you know her personally, and she was not one of my schoolmates, but in and out in the streets like that, would have been her. >> he worked with the victim through outreach programs and said she was to return this summer to work with other students. after the attack, the school was closed for the day, and students were sent home. those who know the girl say they heard the fight was over a boy. >> it's very sad because too much shooting and stuff going around. >> reporter: now, investigators tell us they will still be interviewing witnesses well into the evening trying to figure out what happened in that school, and they tell us an autopsy is planned for sometime tomorrow. reporting live, nbc so news. >> thank you. howard high school, by the way, was to host a debate tonight between the candidates. ironically, the debate focused on public safety. it's now been cancelled out of
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respect for the victim and her family. >> now to decision 2016, the road to the white house continues through pennsylvania today. three more presidential candidates have stops in the state. voters in pennsylvania head to the polls in less than five days. if the candidates don't have a second to waste here, a live look in reading where bernie sanders is holding an event today. he will have made three stops in pennsylvania. >> nbc 10's randy gyllenhaal is live in oaks montgomery county where sanders is headed next. randy, set the scene for us. >> reporter: well, there have been a lot of supporters out here since 11:00 this morning, waiting in the sun rs just opening the doors here, and look at the crowd. they are starting to go through security. more than a thousand people right now. the speech is set to begin here in montgomery county, about 7:30 tonight, the senator's first visit to the philadelphia
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suburbs. >> despite the tough loss in new york, bernie sander's campaign volunteers hit the crowd in p.a. >> saturday or sunday? >> sure. >> reporter: signing up the faithful at the rally. >> want to fight that much harder. i was personally that much more amplified to recruit volunteers, saying, okay, guys, we have to work now. >> reporter: time is running out, sandsers down in delegates, and pennsylvania could be the last stand, a rare chance for the state to have a significant say in the primary. >> i'm used to just my counting, so it is exciting, and it's not over. it's by no means over. >> amy is one of many in the crowds saying bernie or bust. refusing to vote for hillary clinton if she wins the nomination. >> ied out blue no matter who, and as the race went on, and, you know, i knew a lot about secretary clinton already, but the more i read, the more i realize i simply cannot hold my
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nose. >> reporter: sanders spoke earlier today and reading, railing against wall street and calling for a change in how business is done washington. >> at the end of the day, if we are going to address those issues, we are going to have to take on some very powerful special interests. >> compared to hillary clinton, he does much better in general election than hillary clinton does. i think he would be a better general election candidate. >> reporter: you can see crowds making their way into the rally here to go through security. as we said, the senator is speaking live now in reading and making his way over here to montgomery county for the final speech of the night, randy gyllenhaal, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, randy. on the republican side, john kasich two stops in the area today. he held a town hall at penn state campus, and little bit later on tonight, a gop dinner
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king of prussia. lauren mayk was at the event with a live report to message for pennsylvania voters just ahead. today, the son of ed snider shared his father's final words for his family and fans everywhere. >> i can't thank the flyers enough for everything they've given to me and my family. [ applause ] >> the stories that shaped today's heart felt tribute including the time he kicked donald trump out of his box. could a forest fire in the pinelands fuel an apocalypse in new jersey? >> it's a dangerous pit. >> reporter: how those whole the plains are weighing in on a new national report that paints a doomsday-like scenario.
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modres: the cost of living the pay stays the same. i have to work extra hours just to make ends meet. it's a big struggle. one person that really gets this is katie mcginty. she came from a working-class family. she was ninth of 10 kids. she gets it. she'll fight for equal pay for equal work. katie mcginty will protect social security and medicare. that's why president obama and vice president biden support her, too. she'll make a heck of a senator. dscc is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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♪ what a wonderful world >> a memorial in music. today, the grandson of ed snider used the peian e know to pay tribute to the founder. >> one of many poignant moments at the memorial ceremony. john? >> reporter: thousands here at wells fargo center to honor and celebrate the life of ed snider,
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hearing speeches about his passion for life and flyers and his family. ♪ what a wonderful world >> reporter: what a wonderful world was fitting to end the ceremony. ed has made it a better world for thousands of kids through his youth hockey foundation. >> before snider hockey, i had no hope in life. i was lost. quite frankly, i did not see a reason in living. >> reporter: she gave a stirring speech, the first graduate from ed's foundation to go to college. >> mr. snider's spirit will be very much alive in each and every success story that comes from each and every participant of snider hockey. >> reporter: ed's passion throughout his life was his flyers and nothing would come between him and his team and watching his team.
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>> did you know that ed snider once kicked donald trump out of his suite at a hockey playoff game? [ applause ] it had to do with the fact that the donald would not stop talking to ed the game. [ laughter ] >> reporter: ed would never let his team get push around or his family. >> the home of the liberty bell and the rocky statue, the home of pat's and ginos, philadelphia is where ed's spirits is endures through charities and foundations and so much else. >> he left quite a legacy, and at 6:00, hear from two of ed's faif players, bob clark, and bernie, emotional today. john clark, see you then. >> what a touching tribute, john, thank you so much. speaking of sports, happy to hear this, four games, the flyers got into the playoff series with the capitals last night. the fly guys scratched out a 2-1
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win to stave off elimination and head to washington for game five tomorrow night. should the flyers win, it's back home sunday. tickets for a potential game six at home go on sale tomorrow. right now at 5:00, police are going door to door in a south philadelphia neighborhood notifying residents about an attempted sexual assault. it happened yesterday. a 19-year-old woman was walking on wharton yesterday when a man started to follow her. the victim says she grabbed pepper spray and the man grabbed her from behind. according to police, she sfraed him in the face and got away. today, classes resume at robbinsville. a public memorial service for steven mayer is scheduled for tomorrow. today, officials confirmed to nbc 10 the 17-year-old driver did call 911 tuesday morning
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after the accident. she pulled over just outside road middle school. she allegedly told dispatchers she believed she hit someone on robbinsville. the girl was on the way to the high school for a class trip. local and national leaders are taking new steps now to fight the heroin epidemic. delaware governor signed a bill today creating a drug overdose review commission. members will attend facts and circumstances surrounding deaths that result from prescription, open yoid, fehertial, and how best to prevent future drug overdose deaths. on capitol hill, members of a national force to combat heroin epidemic announce 15 bills they hope to solve the problem that are designed to reform the prescription process of opoid, and come up with alternatives to incarceration.
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the group hopes to urge council leaders to bring legislation to the floor. nbc 10 digital exclusive, "generation addicted" takes a hard look, and find it now on the app and nbc10.com. happening elsewhere, survivors of ecuador's massive earthquake say they are growing more desperate for food and water. >> yeah. help pouring in from all over, including people here in our area. everybody trying to pitch in. this restaurant in north philly is joining the fight to help out the quake victims, collecting some donations to send to ecuador, one of two local restaurants sending supplies. humanitarian aide is pouring in from around the world, distribution is slow. this is scene in the town of manta today, the line a mile long for hours just to get food and water. the death toll from the disaster has soared to 570 people.
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more than 7,000 were injured. if you would like to help, here's what you can do, tierra colombiana collecting donations now through saturday. they are asking for nonperishable items like canned food and bottled water and first aid kits, blankets, sleeping bags, and tents. let's talk weather now. temperatures warmed up, but rain is on the way. >> i know. we have your first alert neighborhood forecast, and, sheena, gends on where you live with the rain. >> yes. this neighborhood forecast is specific it. we can tell you which areas will be seeing the rain and which areas are seeing it lingering into part of your weekend. at the bottom of the screen, your seven day forecast no matter where you live, we have your specific seven day forecast, so that's always at the bottom of the screen for you femme-wise, though, warm this afternoon, and 72 now in
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philadelphia. 72 in allentown, and closer to the shore, atlantic city at 67 degrees, and 67 in wilmington, but rain is on the way. a live look at center city, it's hazy. humidity's increasing overnight tonight, clouds increasing too. the rain, that's just off to the west. looe here's a look at the radar now, no rain around at the moment, but if you see all the green on the map, that is the rain that we expect as we go through the day tomorrow. it's just off to our west, and it stretches down to the gulf coast states moving in our direction. we'll be seeing this move in as we go into mainly tomorrow amp anding. if we zoom in here, though, the area's pretty much dry right now. we are seeing clouds moving in, and there's rain just off to the west in parts of p.a., but going into tonight, we could see showers moving in to part of the area, mostly overnight tonight. let's look at future weather. so as we go through time here, tonight, we could see showers
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try to move in overnight, but tomorrow morning, most of the morning commute is dry, some rain just up to the north and west of the lehigh valley, moving into the poconos, and looking at 6:00 p.m. evening commute, scattered showers, a chance of thunderstorms too, and that chance increases throughout the friday night. if you have friday night plans, keep in mind we expect showers and thunderstorms around later in the night, friday, some of this could be lasting overnight, saturday, 1:30 in the morning, we see the system lingering, 8:30 saturday morning. a new jersey in delaware, you could see rain lingering by saturday afternoon. that rain just to the south of philadelphia finally clearing out as we go into saturday night. so really depends where you live. tomorrow, though, everyone can see or expect a chance of showers and 77 degrees, showers, upper 60s in wildwood. don't forget the umbrella. still a warm day.
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trenton at 80 degrees tomorrow. morristown at 80 degrees with late day showers and philadelphia, can't rule out a thunderstorm, and wilmington with showers around, and 76 degrees, late day showers, and pennsylvania, tomorrow, if you're in the area, we're looking at temperatures near 80 degrees. in the pennsylvania suburbs, about the mid to up 70s. lehigh valley, mid-70s. this weekend, philadelphia, clearing saturday around 70 degrees, pennsylvania suburbs are dry, and saturday and sunday, mid-sixtys, and these are the areas where we expect the rain to be lingering to start the weekend. in south jersey along the shore or delaware, expect showers to start off your weekend with highs in the mid sixtys. a closer look at the forecast coming up.
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philadelphia mayor wants every child to have the opportunity to attend free kindergarten. we have new details on how the city could make that happen. more specifically, how the city will pay for it. is it the next big thing? a philadelphia mom is a step closer to winning the "today" show competition. an invention you might use every day. modres: the cost of living the pay stays the same. i have to work extra hours just to make ends meet. it's a big struggle. one person that really gets this is katie mcginty. she came from a working-class family. she was ninth of 10 kids. she gets it.
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she'll fight for equal pay for equal work. katie mcginty will protect social security and medicare. that's why president obama and vice president biden support her, too. she'll make a heck of a senator. dscc is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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the commission on universal free kindergarten in philadelphia deliver his final recommendations today. the report outlines recommendations for how the city can expand affordable pre-k for 3 and 4-year-olds who do not have access. giving priority to children in neighborhoods with the highest concentration of poverty and areas with the shortage of pre-k slots. potential funding sources include property texas, wage tax, sales tax, or parking tax. majority of members support the sugary drink tax charging three cents an ounce, the tax allows the city to invest $250 million to create 6500 new pre-k slots over the next five years. grants awarded to schools across delaware today are aimed at achieving common core state standards. the delaware governor delivered
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news about the grants today in dover. the money will be used to pay for learning activities that support teachers and help students meet state requirements. back in philadelphia, the mayor district attorney seth williams attended the fifth annual prayer for peace breakfast. nbc 10 at the crystal tearoom in center city, the event hosted by the second chance foundation. the organization worked with young people that made mistakes in the past but proven they deserve a second chance. >> i grew up in the '60s and '70s was when the attitude was lock them up. when you lock people up, you have to pay for them, and i'd rather pay for education than incarcerati incarceration. >> williams, the founder of the second chance foundation in philadelphia. all right. let's see. when doves cry, diamonds and pearls, purple rain, we have our
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favorites, right? the iconic singer now died at the age of 57. up next, music producer shares memories of prince and we'll see how fans remember him on social media. looks like another live look where donald trump is speaking to voters tonight, one of the many candidates pushing for pennsylvania. our live team coverage continues next.
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♪ song gives you goose bumps, prince found dead in his estate in suburban minneapolis today. cause of death yet to be released. last week, prince was hospitalized briefly after the plane forced to make an emergency landing in illinois. his representatives say he's been fighting off the flu. prince rose to fame in the late '70s and had hits like "purple rain," "we doves cry," and "little red corvette," and innative of minneapolis, he sold over 100 million records worldwide and won seven grammy, a golden globe, and academy aword and inducted into the hall of fame in 2004 borng prince rogers nelson.
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he was 57 years old. members of the music industry are honoring prince's impact and truly unique style. >> talking to gamble and huff music, live now from south philadelphia. >> reporter: well, rosemary and keith, kenny told me that prince's greatest legacy is he lived in the real and not pretend world, that he was a deep thinker, and socially conscious, so in essence, through his artistry, and gave fans more than great entertainment and music but something to think about. >> if you're going to be in show biz, you have to. >> reporter: the philly icon and producer of the stars said the two were not close, but he met plins on a few occasions, calling him unique, unusual, and flamboyant. >> you mentioned philadelphia, and there was a friends of ours, wayne joel, used to be on wds radio. he called me one day and said
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prince was coming to town. they did no advertising. they had some kind of a social media network, and they were in there academy of music, and the place was jam packed. >> reporter: gamble says of prince, part of the immeasurable and innovative talent is he made fans not only feel the music but see it visually with dead on lyrics like the song "little red corvette." >> it's like minnesota, jimmy jam, terry louis, and morris day at the time, they had their own sound. it's like the sound of minnesota. like the mo-town sound, like the philly sound, their own sound, and, you know, beautiful thing about prince is that he was able to do a couple of classic movies and those movies sort of, like, showed a different side of him.
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>> reporter: now philadelphia based rapper dice raw who worked with artists like the roots met prince once at his l.a. home. he says his favorite song growing up was "little red corvette", and he was inspired by prince's fashion sense and has been a long time artist with such diverse fan base that this is a very sad day in music. live in south philadelphia, cydney long, n b.c. 10 news. >> local celebrities impacted, celebrating the life of prince on social media. >> we have some of the reaction bits. what are you seeing? >> reporter: a lot of shock, keith and rosemary, people, of course, were not expecting this to happen, so we're going to go to the first thing is from quest love, legendary roots crew, tweeted out, live the king, tweeting a bunch of stuff, and there's a great video of him talking about his time in philadelphia with prince. this is from a woman who was at
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the spectrum in philly, and first time i really understood nuances of love, sex, and desire told via music, talking about the lyrics prince had done. patty shared this photo of herself with prince on her facebook page. didn't say a word, letting the picture speak for itself. tla says prince, nothing compared to you. r.i.p. prince. will smith said he just talked to prince last night, stunned and heart broken, said we mourn with all of you, the loss of a beautiful poet, a true inspiration. and exactly 18 years ago tonight prince was in philadelphia performing at the electric factory, and this gentleman, adam, is a photographer, and he took this picture for the philadelphia city paper, and he said that it was a -- he was not a fan of prince at one point in time back then until he heard
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him play guitar and got lost in the moment saying that that experience just changed his life, and rich used this photo he created this illustration, and he says, it is with a heavy heart, it's what it sounds like when doves cry. those are a few reactions share on social media today, and, again, on nbc10.com, more on his career and interactive timeline and life in photos and how people are mourning outside his home in minnesota. nbc 10 news. all right, vince, thank you. back now to decision 2016 coverage. earlier this hour, we heard from bernie on the campaign trail, but, of course, republicans are out there making their push for pennsylvania voters. >> nbc 10 lauren mayk is live in delaware county where there was a town hall this afternoon, lauren, he's not getting out any time soon. >> reporter: yeah, rosemary and keith, the campaign tells me he's done more than 200 of the town hall events. he says he'll keep doing them,
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but, you know, this one, this came at crunch time in pennsylvania. it's a smaller venue than the big rallies opponents hold, but john kasich is home here. the ohio governor built campaign on town halls like this one, five days from the primary in a state where he needs support. >> my competitor's trying to get me out, democrats trying to get me out, and guess what, i'm not getting out so you know. >> reporter: addressing national security, a balanced budget, and a question on how polarized the country is. >> anger sells. strife sells. but that's not where we want to live, is it? >> reporter: inside, he drew several hundred people like kathy decker. >> people i speak to are for kasich, and i can't imagine why he's behind, and listen to what he has to say, it just makes perfect sense. >> reporter: including an old
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friend from whopenn state. >> we met every other monday for two hours, and we've been close. >> reporter: others came to kasich recently, like brian who is confident he's the one for him. >> if he's not nominated and trump or cruz, are you comfortable voting for them? >> for cruz. trump will be more than holding my nose. i would have to be really inebriated. >> reporter: now, john kasch is counting on trump not clenching the nomination before july and having things going to a contested convention. look at what was handed out today. it says it starts in cleveland. that, of course, is in his home state of ohio, and where the republican convention will be wrapping up three months from today. live in media, lauren play k,
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nbc 10 news. >> thank you. trump, we just heard about him, stumping in the keystone state as well today. a live look at the farm show complex and expo cementer where trump will host a rally at 7:00 tonight. nbc 10's drew smith is there with a live report coming up on nbc 10 news at 6:00. >> bernie sanders and clinton campaigned in the area this week. we have full coverage of the events right now on the nbc 10 app, and more on our coverage. could our country's worst wildfire threat be right in our backyard? coming up, we'll tell you why the experts are so concerned with the pineland of new jersey. and we finally have some rain relief in the forecast, showers expected for part of your friday, and i'll show you which nakeds can expect it to linger into the weekend with your neighborhood forecast next.
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across pennsylvania, he's praised as a progressive champion with a record of reform. josh shapiro the democrats most compelling candidate for attorney general. he'll protect seniors from scams and stand up to polluting frackers. he's backed by law enforcement, supported by planned parenthood and he's endorsed by president obama - who says shapiro "represents the next generation of progressive leadership". democrat josh shapiro an attorney general...for us joe sestak supports a plan that the new york timesfactreported makes cuts to social security benefits. and the plan raises the retirement age.
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counting down to the 2016 syrup olympics, and the symbol of the games is burning on the route to rio. actresses dressed like citizens of ancient athens used the rays of the sun to ignite the flame. the torch will travel across the world before arriving in rio for the opening ceremony on august 5th. nbc 10 is your exclusive home for the olympics, and nbc 10 team spent time in south america just last month, and gathered stories ahead of the rio games. join us for a special report, "rio 100" wednesday, april 27th, at 7:00 in the evening. jackie had a nice time today. >> she did. beautiful weather. >> looking forward to that report. okay. imagine creating a product, any product, that could be used by just about everybody and make you a millionaire. >> would be nice, right? >> yeah. >> that could happen to a philadelphia mom. today, a step closer to becoming
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the "today's" show next big thing. what is it? vanessa chan developed loop it. tangle free headphones. they look like a neg las, a clasp that allows users to wear them as a piece of jewelry when they are noting them. it has a built in microphone. she's knocked out two competitors already, and the final round is friday. we're rooting for her too. all right. we've had trouble at the dmv. >> yeah. i mean, we don't have to go into specifics. >> yeah, let's not. >> how many people get the governor to fix complaints in person? chris christie helped out. that's next at 5:00.
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across pennsylvania, he's praised as a progressive champion with a record of reform. josh shapiro the democrats most compelling candidate for attorney general. he'll protect seniors from scams and stand up to polluting frackers.
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he's backed by law enforcement, supported by planned parenthood and he's endorsed by president obama - who says shapiro "represents the next generation of progressive leadership". democrat josh shapiro an attorney general...for us a new law gives victims more
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protection when they leave their spouse. today, governor tom wolf signs legislation called hb12 allowing victims of abuse to speed up the divorce process, file for divorce even in their husband or wife does not consent allowing the victim to bypass court mandated divorce counselling. before the new law, if one party did not agree to the divorce, proceedings were drawn out for as much as two years. well, chris christie built up good will today. >> came to the aid of a mom in need because of a call into a weekly radio show. listen. >> caller: it's now been more than four months that we have been trying to get him a duplicate permit. >> oh, get out. >> stacy called in to christy's ask the governor show on the radio pleading for help. her son's driver's permit damaged in the wash. this morning, the governor escorted the 17-year-old into the commission office in
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plainfield to get a replacement. >> great thing about being governor, you don't have to yell at the tv or radio, you can show up the next day and get a lot of attention. >> i'm sure he got a ton of attention there. it was a memorable trip and hope workers there do not forget he might come back at any time. well, we've been telling you all about the race for president, but voters now in pennsylvania are picking candidates they want for attorney general. >> a lot of republicans to go to the polls tuesday, a pitch to everyone out there. introducing you to the republicans in the race this week. here's lauren mayk with more on joe peters. >> reporter: he's been building himself for the job his whole life. >> as humbly as i can say this, the office needs my experience now more than ever. >> reporter: want to be the next attorney general, running the office he worked in for more than a decade and a half. >> there's no comparison, and if we are going to elect a regime at a critical time in the time
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of new leadership, why not elect someone who spent 17 years there serving every elected a.g. at a senior level? >> reporter: including kathleen cane, the current a.g. facing federal charges who decided not to run for re-election. peters was at one point her spokesman and was a state and federal prosecutor. >> i was one of a team of fives who convicted mob boss and his underboss and 15 others in a three month trial. >> reporter: focusing on drug crimes and talked about the approach to heroin addiction, which he calls a health issue. >> if we can mandate treatment in a creative way and diminish their drug taking behavior, all the sudden we're turning their life around and lives that person affects. >> reporter: saying he'd add veterans advocate to the office and focus on senior scams. he highlights his law enforcement experience as a police officer and a prosecutor. he is the only one who has not
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held elected office. >> why should people entrust you with this as your first legislated office? >> because it's what i've done my whole life, almost 35 years so i'm not going to change my spots now. what you've seen for 30-some years is what you get for attorney general. tomorrow, we'll be taking a closer look at the other republican candidate and don't forget nbc 10 was the only station to host a debate with the democratic candidates for attorney general, and you can see more from the debate right now on nbc10.com. rosemary, look behind us here at the city of philadelphia, it looks okay, but then, again, another day dry, 60s and 70s, it was all right. >> taking it because rain is on the way. >> that's right. >> we have your neighborhood weather. fill us in. >> rain on the way and hazy looking at the skyline because we're seeing those clouds increasing so, yes, your neighborhood weather will be
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able to pinpoint who sees the rain when and who sees it linger into the weekend. your seven day forecast, don't forget, scrolling at the bottom of the screen. for pennsylvania, new jersey, and delaware. temperatures right now, though, comfortable, upper 60s in the suburbs, low 70s in lehigh valley, and philadelphia at 72, 6 in south jersey, and cooler at the shore at 63 degrees, and the cameras are dry, but you notice clouds are increasing through the area, and we'll continue to see that tomorrow with rain. here's a look at the radar. we're currently dry, but the rain, that's just off to the west, and that's all the rain we'll be watching as we go into tomorrow, so it's not that organized. you see it's kind of just scattered in many spots, and we're going to see it move through as we go mostly later in the day tomorrow. it's not going to be an all day thing, but as we zoom into the philadelphia area, you see we are on the dry side, the showers are just back off to the west. nothing very either. so if anything overnight
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tonight, we could see just some very light showers trying to move through. for tomorrow at 80 degrees, showers, storms throughout the day, and newtown at 77 degrees, with showers in the forecast, don't forget the umbrella before heading out. doylestown, mid 70s, and plymouth closer to 80 degrees, so still very warm day, have the umbrella in melbourn, late day showers there, too, 77 degrees. 77 degrees tomorrow with late day showers, and maybe a couple thunderstorms, same in reading, mid-70s tomorrow, still a warm day, same in allentown, lehigh valley, up in the poconos, we'll see scatter the showers tomorrow jim thorpe at 7 degrees. the shore or in delaware, temperatures 80 degrees in south jersey like trenton and along the shore, atlantic city, 67
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degrees tomorrow, and avlon at 69, and 80 degrees closer to wilmington. you want umbrellas tomorrow. future weather, for the morning hours, mostly dry, rain off to the west, and 6:00 p.m., scattered showers around later tomorrow night. that's when we see more rain moving through, maybe thunderstorms overnight. could see heavy rain overnight into very early saturday, and rain lingers, saturday, 9:00 in the morning, south jersey and del delaware and in the afternoon, more clearing into saturday night. take a look at the weekend forecast. it depends where you live. philadelphia area tomorrow, rain, clearing saturday, and sunny, looks beautiful. in south jersey or along the shore, your rain is lingering saturday, same for delaware and it'll be in the sixtys too. >> thank you. lester holt is live from san francisco. >> what's coming up on "nightly
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news? >> well, coming up tonight, a live report from minneapolis and a look at prince's career and legacy. the awful fate of an assault victim on the streets of, turning a harsh light on passers by, what they witnessed and didn't do getting a lot of people wondering, what would i do? after a big loss in new york, sanders sits down with us, nearing the end of the road? what he has to say when we see you from san francisco at 6:30 for nightly news. back to you. >> lester, thanks, see you then. could the worst wildfire in u.s. history start in new jersey? >> a lot of people are talking about this. after a national magazine called the pinelands a disaster waiting to happen. we asked the experts if there's any truth to the dire prediction. that's next.
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it's a busy time for the forest fire service. extremely dry conditions maeds parts of the state prime for brush fires. >> crews are also calming fears among residents and visitors. this after a national magazine predicted a wildfire disaster, an inferno in the pinelands. jersey shore bureau reporter, ted greenberg, finds out if there's any truth to the claims.
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>> reporter: it's tranquility that lured dave dennis to the pinelands 40 years ago but knows living among the trees comes with the risk of thaem going up in flames. >> you think, yeah, it could happen because fires start off all around here. >> i'm extremely concerned. >> reporter: certified forester and resident, bom williams, shares fears in "rolling stone" questioning whether new jersey could be the scene of america's worst wildfire disaster. >> it's been a long time since we've had a big fire, so the forest keeps growing and accumulating fuels. >> reporter: the magazine's story suggests a dangerous combination of springtime conditions lead to an apocalypse in the garden state, a wildfire that could explode into an inferno, tearing through heavily populateds moving as fast as any out west. >> i think it's not as dramatic
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as portrayed because of prevention efforts we do and our staff. >> reporter: officials say if the right elements came into play, sure, a doomsday like scenario is plausible, but they incesist the fire service and partners are more than prepared to fight it. >> these forest fires are absolute professionals. they work every day planning for that big fire, and what would they do? >> reporter: the dep says 17,000 acres were intentionally burned this season as a way to prevent wildfires. >> if you look historically, we're about ready. >> reporter: dave says if that big one breaks out, he has full faith in those skilled in stopping the flames. >> they address it very quickly. >> reporter: ted greenberg, nbc 10. up next, at 6:00, sadness and disbelief tonight at a local high school, a 15-year-old girl
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dead after a fight inside a bathroom. live with what police are saying. plus, what some students say sparked the fight. and local radio lines are lighting up. a look at the tributes pouring in after the death of the icon, prince, all next.
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♪ this is what is sounds like when doves cry ♪ "when doves cry" by prince, one of the best known songs, remembered as the most innovative musicians of his time. he died today at the age of 57. prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at his home here this morning in minnesota. there are no details yet on just how he died, but sheriffs official just said it's too early to say whether foul play is involved, though they say it's neither suspected or not suspected at this point. more on prince rogers nelson, he soared into the scene in the late '70s, and we are live in delaware where tributes are pouring in, andrea? >> reporter: on social media, to radio stations playing prince's, all of his hits, and fans are remembering him not just for his music, but for what he stood for.

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