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today marks one year since this happened. the new york bound northeast regional train entered a sharp curve going more than 100 miles per hour, derailing in port richmo richmond. eight people 200 injured. sky force 10 flew over that same
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spot. while everything looks calm and normal now, a lot of q to some those who can't forget, especially today. >> amtrak 188 left the station and derailed a few empties later. for some, it still feelic lose it happened yer. >> i have never experienced anything that was to the volume that we saw that night. >> one year ago, dr. amy goldberg was chief ottrauma at temple university hospital. >> when i walked in and saw the number of patients that we had already on site, and the numbers that we were getting, it was rather impressive. >> temple says 54 victims were treated that night. more than any other hospital in the area. ten different hospitals took the injured passengers and temple's chief medical officer remembers the questions of that night as he drove to work. >> do we have enough emergency rooms? is the blood bank ready? >> one year later, some of the victims are still recovering. and some are permanently scarred. >> they literally feel it was for some of them, every breath they take, but some of them,
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every step they take. >> some survivors may never walk again. attorneys tom kline and robert say the victims and families want accountability on the part of amtrak and the train's engineer. >> there is a deep feeling that this should never happen again. >> but temple and other hospitals train constantly in case it does. >> almost immediately after that first night, we started assessing how our response was and how we might respond differently to future events. >> hoping it never becomes reality. >> it was a monumental day, and month, for all of us taking care of these patients. and it's something that we don't take lightly, and definitely something that we'll never forget. >> federal investigators will meet next week to discuss and lay out the probable cause of that derailment. i'm matt delucia, nbc10 news. >> the crash started a national
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discussion about railroad safety. positive train control has been activated all along the northeast corridor. that technology slows a train if it's going too fast along certain spots on the track. now, it is believed had that system been up and running, it may have prevented the derailment. >> american red cross of southeastern p.a. is asking all volunteers especially those who responded to last year's amtrak derailment to attend a candlelight vigil at 7:00 tonight near the site of the crash. they're asking all attendees to meet at 2121 wheatsheaf lane in philadelphia. be sure you have the free nbc10 app and watch the nbc10 news this afternoon starting at 4:00 p.m. we'll have full coverage as our area marks one year since the deadly amtrak derailment. >> a live look right now at rocks burrow this morning from the presidential city apartment camera. a little more sun than we have seen in a while, but that's not
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going to last. tracking thunderstorms that are on the way. nbc10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here with the forecast and timing. >> yeah, vai, those thunderstorms, some of them are going to be coming tomorrow, and then some over the weekend. not today. today, we're already warmer, much warmer than we got over the last couple of days. 72 degrees with at least mostly sunny skies. we have 72 in the lehigh valley. a little more cloud cover in parts of new jersey and delaware. but still, some sunshine there, pushing temperatureinize to the upper 60s. let's check out delaware right now, where we see more sunshine in the northern portion of the state where it's 71, 70 at talliville, farther to the south, 69 at odessa, 66 at middletown, and then down closer to 60 degrees at redding, 63 at ellen dale, and some of these temperatures at the beaches,
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bethany beach, dewey beach, may drop a little bit with the sea breeze. as we take a look at the satellite picture, ucan see some of the clouds in delaware, and extreme south jersey, but it's clear sailing pretty much from wilmington northward. finally, and there's the edge of the clouds, so most of new jersey is in the sunshine. and we're going to be seeing a good bit of that today. nothing on the radar close by. we do have some activity back out to the west that's going to be affecting us eventually. but it's going to take a while before that happens. forecast as we go through the day today, temperatures in the 70s with at least partly sunny skies in philadelphia, into pennsylvania suburbs, a lot of sunshine as well. into the 70s, lehigh valley, maybe even warmest close to 80 degrees for the high. in new jersey, a little more in the way of cloud cover, especially delaware, too.
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2:00, cloudy skies. stun degrees and the jersey shore with the east wind keeping temperatures down a little bit. we'll see how warm it gets over the weekend and when those thunderstorms are coming with the rest of the forecast in just a few minutes. >> all right, thank you, glenn. time now for a check on the roads with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> most of the majors are quiet at least for right now. not seeing major delays but some because there's construction over the platt bridge coming off 95. headed eastbound, we have lane restrictions. you can see a little backup there. no problems if you're headed westbound right now. also watching the dad veil regatta. kelly drive is closed between strawberry mansion drive and green drive. that will be until saturday around 6:00 p.m. also an accident on moyer road. more construction actually a slow moving maintenance vehicle. those things always tie things up on the roads.
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the right lane is closed this time on the boulevard, heading northbound before ridge avenue. a slow go by that scene. here's the garden state parkway. clearly no big delays because of summer's point, but you can see lane restrictions off the toll plaza here and police activity on the scene. vai. >> thank you, jessica. >> two people in the hospital following this crash in philadelphia's east falls neighborhood. it appears the car they were riding in hit several parked vehicles and flipped over at ridge around 1:00 this morning. both people are listed in stable condition. >> and philadelphia police are searching for this man who they say escaped from their custody. authorities tell us khalil robinson was arrested for driving under the influence following a crash last night. he was taken to penn presbyterian medical center in university city for pain when an officer was checking his handcuffs, robinson jumped out of the bed and ran from the hospital. and police are investigating
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after a man was stabbed in a robbery in west philadelphia. authorities tell us four men robbed the victim of his cell phone on north ruby street. this happened around 4:30 this morning. so far, no arrests have been made. working to find out the victim's condition. a chester county mother shot and killed after an argument, recorded the crime on her phone. detectives have charged keith smith with the murder of his girlfriend, wesley webb, inside their schuylkill township home last week. investigators say webb used her phone to record audio, and that recording includes a shotgun blast that killed her and smith shooting himself in the face. and then three children came downstairs to call 911. now that audio evidence could have convict webb's accused killer. >> really is like her voice coming from the grave and reaching out to make sure justice is done to the man who murdered her. >> the d.a. says a recent change to the state wire tap act means webb's recording can be used in
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court. meantime, smith is in the hospital for facial reconstruction, he is expected to recover. >> philadelphia city council honored the villanova wild cats. coach jay wright and members of the men's basketball team were at city hall just within the past 45 minutes. council presented them with a resolution congratulated them on their last-second victory in the ncaa championship final. >> from our bureau, gates open this afternoon at dover international speedway for the start of nascar weekend. practice rounds begin today for the nascar camping world truck series following by more practice and qualifying rounds tomorrow and saturday. it's all capped by the main event, the nascar sprint cup series race sunday afternoon at the monster mile. it is a meeting the political world has been anticipating. this morning, donald trump sat down with paul ryan. can trump close a deal and get the speaker's support?
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we'll have the latest from washington. that's coming up. plus, we're seeing dramatic video of a struggle between officers and a suspect that came to a deadly end. we'll show you how this unfolded straight ahead. >> glooen. >> and pretty nice outside right now. finally. but we're also tracking thunderstorms that are going to impact part of your weekend.
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morning noon or night there's always a moment to discover visit annapolis and create your moment decision 2016, donald trump
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is meeting with the speaker of the house of representatives in washington today to see if they can find some unity within the republican party. this comes after speaker paul ryan said he was not yet ready to endorse trump's candidacy. nbc10 national correspondent edward lawrence has the latest. >> protesters gathered at the front door of republican headquarters. donald trump waved and gave a thumbs up as he walked in the back entrance to meet house speaker paul ryan. neert trump nor ryan spoke on the way into their closed door meeting, but yesterday, the speaker offered hope for unity. >> if i believe if we're going to we successful, we have to unify the party. >> personally don't think the rift is nearly as big as people imagine. i think there are some minor issues that can be resolved very effectively. >> as a self described political outsider, trump may be winning over traditional support. he just received endorsements from seven republican house
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members who chair committees where. >> there's also a lot oefdz that the trump voters are switching over from the democrats to the republican side. he brings new people to the party, no question about it. >> this as hillary clinton criticized trump for not releasing his tax returns. something trump says he hopes to do before the election. >> you have to ask yourself, why doesn't he want to release them? yeah, we're going to find out. >> trump is finding a vocal opposition at every turn. >> back to republicans, donald trump now has more primary votes than any other republican in history. edward lawrence, nbc news, washington. >> and be sure you have the free nbc10 app on your smartphone or tablet. we sent out push alerts from the campaign trail and let you know what happens today in donald trump's trip to washington, d.c. >> authorities in iowa just released video of a deadly officer involved shooting and a warning here, some viewers may find the video disturbing. police were responding to a
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report of a drug use at a hotel last february. they were questioning two women and a man. the women ran out of the building and the man tried to do the same thing, officers tackled him. he refused to show them his hands. as the officers tried to use a taser on the man, he suddenly fired a gun. the officers returned fire, killing the man who had been tied to a murder investigation. the three officers involved in the shooting were cleared of criminal charges yesterday. >> this morning, there are reports new hampshire's attorney general will launch an investigation after video showed officers punching a man while he was on the ground. helicopter video shows the point where a high-speed chase in massachusetts ended in new hampshire. the driver opened his door, got on his knees with his hands up and got on the ground. then the video shows officers approaching the man and punching him. after seeing the video, state police say they'll likely conduct an internal
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investigation. and in colorado, a judge ruled the man who acknowledged killing three people at a planned parenthood clinic is not competent to stand trial. the ruling put the case against robert dear on hold. he'll be sent to a state psychiatric hospital and his mental health will be re-evaluated in august. he's charged with 179 counts including murder and attempted murder stemming from the november shooting that hurt nine people. >> there's a campaign under way to save lives and it's using your ugliest prom pictures. it's called the ugly truth campaign. donate live p.a. is behind this push to let people know just how important it is to be an organ donor. katy zachry explains. >> it may sound like a leap, ugly prom pictures and organ donation, but donate life p.a. is about getting the ugly truth out there. that ugly truth, according to jan with the gift of life donor
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program, is over 8,000 people in pennsylvania alone are waiting for life-saving organs. a person dies in this state every 18 hours, waiting for one of these critical transplants. so the organization wants people to post their ugly prom pictures of any ubflattering picture to social media with the #uglytruth to raise awareness and encourage people to become organ donors by going to >> the number one myth is if i put the donor designation on my driver's license, health care providers won't save my life. and that is the furthest thing from the truth. ask any health care worker out there, they don't know what's on your driver's license and they're committed to doing everything to save an individual's life. >> as you can see, several of us here at the station answered the call for this worthy cause. this is me in my junior prom. tracy davidson shared a picture of her from her senior prom, and vai sikahema insists this is his
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senior prom, but i swear he seems like he's 25 or 28 in this picture, way too old for a senior in high school. still, that is my favorite. katy zachry, nbc10 news. >> that's not fair at all, glenn. she took a swipe at me. >> well, back when i had my senior prom, that was before cameras were invented. so i don't have any pictures of that. we have sunshine and warmth that have finally returned. it's been a long time since we have seen that. that's allowing the temperature to just shoot up. we're only 60 degrees tuesday. 66 yesterday. at least 77 today. the way it's warming up could go even higher than that. tomorrow, clouds and showers will prevent the temperature from going up as high as it did today. you can take a look at the bottom of the screen with the seven-day forecast to see how many more days we have in the 70s coming up.
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and you can also see the clouds hanging in parts of delaware. extreme south jersey, but they're not making a lot of progress to the north and east. i think the places that have sunshine now are going to keep it. the live radar only showing some of the ground clutter and that is about it. but we do have some showers and thunderstorms back by memphis. that system is a long way away. that's the one that could affect us on saturday. we have one coming in on friday. we have one coming in on saturday. here's the futurecast. we go through the afternoon, things are pretty quiet. tonight, partly cloudy skies. tomorrow, start off with clouds. that will help keep the temperature down. then some showers come in. possibly before noon. especially lehigh valley, berks county, chester county, places like that. then we could see even some thunderstorms during the afternoon. and not late in the afternoon.
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so we're talking about rain perhaps from late morning into early afternoon. and by late afternoon and evening, that's all out of here, and we're cleared out. but that's only temporary because that other system is coming in for saturday. there's saturday, 6:00 a.m. by noon, we have thunderstorms in the middle of the state. so i do expect a good amount of sunshine during the morning on saturday. then the thunderstorms come in later in the day. so as we go through the day today, we have at least partly sunny skies across most of the area. much of the philadelphia area, university city, 77 degrees. some spots could get close to 80. west chester, 76 degrees. partly sunny. allentown, reading, well into the 70s. with lots of sunshine. but farther to the south, a little more cloud cover, keeping the temperature down. especially in delaware. dover only 69 degrees and then
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66 degrees at rehoboth beach. we'll see about the rest of the weekend forecast and next week coming up a little later. >> all right, and our second annual weather education day is set for next wednesday. glenn and all of the nbc10 first alert meteorologists will show off weather experiments to kids at citizens bank park. and here's some video of last year's weather education day. a great time. join meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz, sheena parve parveen, bill henley, going to be a great time. by the way, the morning team, all of us, we're going to be there. we're not there to work like the meteorologists are. we're there to hang out and watch a game. there's still time to sign up. you can get more information at >> we're seeing dramatic new surveillance video this morning, a camera captured a man jumping out of a van and opening fire on a group of people. we'll show you what happened up next. giving unconditional cash payments to pregnant women from
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low-income families. is it a good idea? a new study explored that concept. we'll tell you what researchers found.
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a new study finds offering unconditional cash payments to low-income expectant mother could lead to healthier pregnancies and babies. they gave the women about $81 a month to spend as they wish. those grants were linked to
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reductions in preterm births and babies born at low weights. the mothers also had shorter hospital stays and were more likely to breast feed. the canadian model differs from the u.s. where programs typically offer free services like wic instead of cash to promote prenatal health. >> children with asthma may be at a higher risk of developing chronic lung disease when they grow up. three quarters of the children surveyed had reduced lung function and growth by early adulthood regardless of their treatment. experts say this is one reason why doctors need to identify children at risk for asthma as early as possible. and new research shows when hospitals treat sleep apnea in patients, it may help reduce emergencies during their stay. patients at high risk for apnea were more likely to have chest pain, a seizure, or sudden changes in blood pressure or heart rate. but researchers at thomas jefferson university found most treated with c-pap machine to
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open their airways had significantly fewer of those incidents. >> and researchers in sweden say they pinpointed why you might not make the best decisions while you're hungry. they found a hormone produced when your stomach is empty interferes with rationality and decision making. rats given the hormone were more likely to act on impulse. >> a lot of people probably wish they could have been a fly on the wall for the one meeting in washington, d.c. this morning. house speaker paul ryan sat down with presumptive republican nominee donald trump. could trump win him over? we're told that meeting just wrapped up. paul ryan is expected to speak shortly. we'll bring you his comments when they happen. >> swallowed by a sinkhole. a minivan slips beneath a tree. we'll tell you where this happens and what kept the vehicle from falling deeper into the earth.
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today marks one year since this happened. a new york bound northeast regional train entered a sharp curve going more than 100 miles per hour, derailing in port richmond. eight people were killed and more than 200 hurt. this is what the derailment site looks like today. sky force 10 flying over the same spot. and while everything looks calm and normal now, a lot of questions still remain about last year's crash. the crash started a national discussion about railroad safety, positive train control, or ptc, has been activated all along the northeast corridor. that technology shows if a train is going too fast along certain spots of the track, it is believed that had that system been up and running, it may have prevented that derailment. the american red cross of southeastern p.a. is asking all volunteers especially those who
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responded to last years' amtrak derailment to attend a candlelight vigil at 7:00 near the crash site. they're asking all attendees to meet at 2121 wheatsheaf lane in philadelphia. >> one of the survivors spoke out this morning about it derailment. deanna durante is live at city hall with his story. >> bob hewitt is 58 years old. he lives in new jersey. he used to have a schedule where he traveled. he works 50 hours a eke. he said all of that changed one year ago today when he was sitting in the front car of amtrak 188. listen to how he described what happen that night. >> right before i lost consciousness, i crashed head on with another gentleman. and i woke up laying on a pile of rocks, all my clothes had been ripped off. i couldn't move my legs. i couldn't see out of my right
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eye. and i was scared laying there. i could see the end of the train, cars were upright. fires were starting. and i couldn't move, i couldn't get away. i started yelling for help. and when the first responders did arrive on scene, one of them shined his flashlight on my head and yelled for help. and i remember him saying, this guy's got to go now. the whole back of his head's coming off. >> hewitt was the first amtrak injured victim to arrive at the hospital that night. the last to be released. his injuries so severe. now, the picture that he wants people to look at is a man being carried from the rubble. he believes that is him, and he wants to find those first responders who helped him get to the hospital.
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he says in this year, his daughter and his wife have urged him to come back to philadelphia to be able to say thank you to those men. he says his life has changed forever. the injuries he suffered are permanent, and he has $1.4 million in medical bills. he was asked about what he hopes to come out of the ntsb investigation. he says he doesn't expect any surprises in this. the train, he says, was going too fast and he says he will attend a memorial service here at city hall, but it's closed, just for the mayor, city staff, first responders, and those survivors. reporting live outside city hall, deanna durante. >> thank you. be sure you have the free nbc10 app, and watch the nbc10 news this afternoon starting at 4:00. we'll have full coverage as our area marks one year since the deadly amtrak derailment. and back to decision 2016. this morning, presumptive republican nominee donald trump had his first face-to-face rr
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meeting with house speaker paul ryan. this shows trump arriving at the party headquarters in washington, d.c., waving to folks there. the goal of the meeting was to find unity within the party, as the pair of men inside the building, immigration activists and other protesters demonstrated outside. happening right now, house speaker paul ryan is talking about that meeting. want to take you there live and let's listen in. >> that is true, we do want to beat hillary clinton. >> that can't be the only point of unity here. you're having trouble passing a budget here in the house. what makes you think you can get onboard with some of the things donald trump is talking about when it comes to policy? >> let me say this. i think we had a very encouraging meeting. look, it's no secret that donald trump and i have had our differences. we talked about those differences today. that's common knowledge. the question is, what is it that we need to do to unify the
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republican party and all strains of conservative wings in the party? we had a good and encouraging productive conversation on just how to do that. it was important that we discussed our differences that we have, but it was also important that we discuss the core principles that tyus all together. principles like the constitution, the separation of powers, the fact that we have an executive that is going way beyond the boundaries of the constitution and how it's important to us that we restore article i of the constitution. a principle of self-government. we talked about life and how strongly we feel about this core principle. we talked about the supreme court and things like this. i was very encouraged with what i heard from donald trump today. i do believe that we are now planting the seeds to get ourselves unified, to bridge the gaps and differences, and so from here, we're going to go deeper into the policy areas to see where the common ground is and how we can make sure we're operating off the same core
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principles, so yes, this is our first meeting. i was very encouraged with this meeting, but this is a process. it takes time. you don't put it together in 45 minutes. so that is why we had, like i said, a very good start to a process in how we unify. >> do you think it's an issue -- >> mr. speaker, i read that statement as well. i was still a little confused. are you endorsing donald trump? if you're not, what is holding you back? do you really have a choice? you ruled out voting for hillary clinton and endorsing her. >> the process of unifying the republican party, which just finished a primary about a week ago, perhaps one of the most divisive primaries in memory, takes some time. look, there are people who are for donald trump, who are for ted cruz, for john kasich, who were for marco rubio and everybody else. and it's very important that we don't fake unifying, we don't pretend unification, that we truly and actually unify so we're full strength in the fall.
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i don't want us to have a fake unification process here. i want to make sure that we really truly understand each other and that we are committed to the conservative principles that make the republican party, that built this country, and again, i am very encouraged. i heard a lot of good things from our presumptive nominee, and we exchanged differences of opinion on a number of things that everybody knows we have. there are policy disputes we will have. there's no two ways about it. plenty of republicans disagree with one another on policy disputes. but on core principles, those are the kinds of things we discussed, and again, i'm encouraged. >> that was house speaker paul ryan talking about his meeting with gop presidential candidate donald trump. he said the meeting was encouraging. he stopped shy, though, of giving an endorsement. he did say they talked about their differences and the core principles that unify them as republican party, the constitution and also the
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supreme court. but he said they're planting seeds today that unify their party. so we'll keep an eye on this and monitor it and bring you more information as we get it. >> chris christie's new role in the trump campaign is prompting renewed calls for the new jersey governor to resign. >> all in for new jersey or all in for trump. >> well, donald trump named christie chairman of his white house transition team, and residents tell us they fear state issues could fall to the wayside as the governor takes on more responsibility, but christie insists his job as governor will come first. he said working for trump will not keep him out of the state that much. >> as some of you may know about presidential transitions, the chairman is running the show, and i will do that and make the major decisions that need to be made. in the end, a lot of the work will be done by men and women who will volunteer their time as traditionally has happened. >> governor christie stopped short of naming any other advisers considered for a possible trump white house. and voters in new jersey
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head to the polls for their state's primary next month. but there's a new wave of third party members growing in numbers for the libertarian party. gary johnson is the libertarian candidate for president. leaders of the party in new jersey said they saw a 23% increase in membership in the past three weeks. they're fed up with the two-party system. >> not happy with no one that's going for president this year. >> if you were to go for one or the other, trump or the presumptive nominee, hillary -- >> i just wouldn't vote. >> officials tell us in one north jersey county, voters registering as libertarians increased 23%. be sure to have the nbc10 app on your tablet or smartphone. we'll send out push alerts and let you know what happened today in donald trump's trip to meet with paul ryan. and take a look at this new video of two men opening fire in the middle of the day in north philadelphia. one man jumped out of a van, started firing at a group of people on west butler street
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tuesday afternoon. then the driver jumped out of the moving van, also starts shooting. both men got back into the vehicle and took off. somehow no one was hurt. and a three-day run to honor fallen police officers is now under way. the 20th anniversary law enforcement memorial run started about an hour and a half ago at the philadelphia navy yard. participants will run 150 miles. they'll finish on saturday at the national law enforcement memorial in washington, d.c. we're seeing new video this morning of a hero in action. take a look. when a car flipped over and caught fire, one man races to the rescue. we'll hear from the good samarit samaritan. >> glenn. >> it's going to be windy, stormy, and kind of chilly this weekend, but of course, not all at the same time. i'll explain all of that timing of that ahead in my first alert neighborhood weather forecast.
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investigators say two more recently discovered pieces of debris appear to be from missing malaysian airlines flight 370. mh-370 vanished in march of 2014 with 239 people onboard. investigators believe it went down in a remote stretch of the southern indian ocean. the two new pieces of debris are an engine part and a cabin panel
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piece. they were found in south africa and on a remote island in the indian ocean. international team of experts confirmed both items are almost certainly from mh-370. that brings the total number of debris pieces from the missing jet to five. >> now, take a look at this car that fell into a sinkhole. this is in london. people in nearby homes say they heard a sound similar to thunder around 3:00 a.m. local time. it was actually a large hole opening up in the ground outside. that blue car there ended up resting on utility pipes that kept it from falling all the way into the sinkhole. police are monitoring the situation in case they need to evacuate homes. >> a driver is expected to be okay after this fiery crash in los angeles. the bottom of your screen, you're going to see that he's unconscious inssz the upside down car. now, another man passing by pulled the driver to safety. the rescuer was shaken up about what happened, but says he would do it again if he had the chance.
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>> i knew it was a human life in there, and i just wasn't going to witness getting roasted. >> police are investigating the crash that may have been linked to street racing. they say it's too early right now to know if any drivers will face charges. the solar powered plane solar impulse 2 is back in the air today. it took off near phoenix early this morning. it's expected to land in tulsa, oklahoma. it runs on stored energy once the sun goes down. the aircraft is heading around the world. after oklahoma, it will make one more stop in the u.s. before crossing the atlantic ocean to europe and to northern africa. some gifted young local musicians will take center stage this weekend. members of the philadelphia region youth string music or prism will give their final performance of the season. here to tell us more is gloria, the director and conductor of prism. she's also here with cellist with the philadelphia orchestra,
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joined mere by one of her young performers, abigail. we'll call her abbey. she's a sixth grader in middle school. welcome to you both. abbey, are you nervous? don't be. you're going to do just fine. prism is a division of the philadelphia youth orchestra. gloria, tell us more about the organization and its purpose. >> the prism organization was formed to be a theater orchestra into all of the other older orchestras where we have strings,nition to the strings, we have winds, percussion, and brass. so these young children have their first experience of playing string instruments together as an ensemble and learn to listen to each other and play together and follow the conductor and change their role from being support to leader to being the one in the middle. they learn how to do it all in these younger orchestras that we have formed for prism, and prism young artists. the initial organization became so large within two years, we
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had to form two divisions of prism. so we have prism and prism young artists. prism young artists is for the very youngest ones. we have children as young as 7 and 8 years old, and as their skills build, they matriculate into prism. >> saturday's performance is a culmination of a year's worth of practice. tell us what the audience can expect to see. >> they're going to be amazed. it's absolutely infectious, contagious enthusiasm from these young students. and i'm always amazed because i give them very challenging repertoire. we're playing repertoire that actually the philadelphia orchestra performs and has performed. and i don't dumb down anything from them. i set the bar very high. we give them lots of support during the year, and by gosh, those kids come up every year and surpass what i even thought they might be able to do when i started out with that group. >> abbey here is anxious to talk, i can see her squirming in her seat. tell me what the experience has been like for you playing with
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prism. >> well, i really enjoy playing as an orchestra. and we get to play really hard music that the philadelphia orchestra would play. >> same music that the philadelphia orchestra plays? you play. wow. are you intimidated by it? t does it make you more nervous or scared or are you impressed by the other kids who play and you all sort of lift each other? >> i think it makes it more fun. >> it's challenging. but it's -- you're stepping up to that level, right? wow, do the other kids at school know you do this? >> some of them. >> well, i tell you what, if they don't, they will now because you're on tv. as you know, gloria, music programs are facing budget cuts all over the place. tell me about the importance of art education, the arts in
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curriculum, school curriculum. >> it's so important if we can do science and technology and math, we also need to have a soul to what we're doing and personal expression in all these things. the arts really promote that. playing in an orchestra or an ensemble, we learn how to do team work, how to do complex problem solving. we learn how to give of ourselves to each other and to the community. >> and i've always heard kids who are in music programs do much better, especially in math >> there's much data to support that. i'm not one of those people that does much better in math. i may be the anomaly. >> are you good in math? of course you are. abseprobably good at everything. we appreciate you coming in. the concert will be held saturday, 3:00 p.m. at centennial hall. in harverford, and we have postd information on and our nbc10 app. and abbey, you're so beautiful
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and so talented. congratulations. keep it up. had a pretty long stretch of gloomy weather. when cool weather, too, but today with the sunshine, temperatures going up. 72 degrees already in philadelphia. and lehigh valley, close to 70 elsewhere. with some high clouds especially, delaware getting the cloudiest conditions right now. but in philadelphia itself, already well into the 70s. fox chase at 75. winchester park at 74. at the airport, it's 72, as you saw. parkside, 79. maybe not believable, a little too high, i think. chestnut hill, 75. the satellite picture showing the dark area is no cloudy. white, that's clouds. they're not moving up. they're kind of sitting down there in delaware and parts of
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maryland. so things are quiet, but back to the wes, we have showers and thunderstorms that are going to be affecting us. the sun and the warmth have returned. and they are certainly affecting the temperature, 60 two days ago, up to at least 77 today. clouds and early showers could keep the temperature down a bit on friday. but we also have some thunderstorms on the way, and that is especially true for friday and into saturday. not today. here's the futurecast, as we go through the day and the night. fair amount of sunshine. dry weather. during the day tomorrow, and it could even be in the morning, some of these showers coming in. and some of them on the heavier side. that's 11:00 a.m. already raining. lehigh valley, berks county, chester county, moving into the philadelphia area by noontime, and then perhaps another round of showers, even thunderstorms, during the afternoon.
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again, lehigh valley, down toward chester county, delaware county, at that time. it races eastward, and that clears us out as we go into saturday, so saturday morning is looking pretty good. then here comes saturday afternoon with some pretty heavy showers and thunderstorms. so as we go into the weekend, sunday is the sunnier day without the rain, but it's going to be windy and chilly. only 60 degrees in philadelphia. 73 on saturday. so it's warmer saturday. but the thunderstorms come in the afternoon. and that is true for most of the area. you can see the jersey shore is about the only place where the temperatures are fairly similar between saturday and sunday. the ten-day forecast, again, these are not washouts, friday or saturday. sunday, windy and cool. monday, kind of cool as well. but at least it's dry. and then as we head toward the
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middle of next week, we start getting some more showers. and we'll be right back.
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comingp this afternoon at 3:00, aball new ellen with alec baldwin and keith irvin, and then on nbc10 news at 4:00.
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>> this guns looks real, and this fight could be deadly, but it doesn't have to be. find out how police are using these tools to keep you safe after ellen. >> time now for glenn "hurricane" schwartz for a look at the afternoon weather. >> look. there's actually some sunshine out there. a little bit hazy. >> it is hazy. >> high, thin clouds, but it's way better than it was. for days and days and days. and the temperature is proof of that, without the sunshine, you don't get up to 77 degrees today. we only got to 66 yesterday. so that's quite a change. tomorrow, we get a fair amount of clouds and some showers or thunderstorms that keep the temperature down a little bit. saturday morning is sunny. late in the day, we get thunderstorms, and then look how much cooler it gets on sunday. and that is not because it's cloudy. that's because it's a cool air mass, and believe it or not, in new york state, new england,
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they're going to get snow sunday. >> wow, today is the warmest day of the week here, too. thank yous for watching nbc10 news. i'm vai sikahema, for glenn "hurricane" schwartz and everybody here, have a great day.
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