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battle. a mother says she was shamed for nursing her son at the ymca. good evening, i'm jacqueline london. >> i'm jim rosenfield. the ymca says it was all a big misunderstanding but the mother said the message was clear. nbc 10's keith jones reports. >> say hi. >> reporter: 19-month-old west has boundless energy keeping mom busy enough. >> it's 2016, we shouldn't be talking about it. to be honest, i was in complete shock. >> reporter: kate has an added anxiety. she said she was shamed for breast-feeding during a gym class for toddlers monday at spring valley ymca in limerick. >> she said there are men in this class and they're uncomfortable with you nursing in here. i said that's illegal, i'm allowed to nurse in here. >> reporter: turns out kate is right, it's illegal in p.a. to ask a nursing mother to move so we webt went to the ymca for answers. president and ceo tells us it
was a misunderstanding. >> mom was sitting on a balance people with her feet on another balance beam, at least that's what i was told and asked to move because the kids in that class were ready to participate or wanted to participate on the slides. >> reporter: mom disagrees. >> no one said that. i would have just moved and sat on the floor or, you know, it wasn't about the balance beam. >> reporter: tonight the ymca has issued an apology. they say all mothers should feel comfortable breast-feeding regardless of where they are. they say the staff is even trained on this. >> the staff member, she feels terrible about the whole situation and she thought she had approached her in an appropriate way. >> this is a bump in the road but i do hope, i don't wish anyone ill will but i do hope they can, you know, make it a more friendly environment for families. >> reporter: in montgomery county, keith jones, nbc 10 news. we could soon learn exactly when bill cosby will be back in a montgomery county courtroom. today, a judge ordered him to stand trial in a sexual assault
case. cosby is accused of drugging and violating a woman who worked for temple university and today's hearing made national headlines. what really happened between bill cosby and his accuser andrea constand at kocosby in 2004? that was the focus. the test saying it was one night of a consensual sexual relationship, the prosecution doe rowing in on her call to police, how she was paralyzed, couldn't speak and before she knew it, cosby had put her hands up her shirt, down her pants and placed her hands on him. >> point of this is that it was intoxicating to her and that she was unable to consent. >> reporter: in new information from cosby's deposition, he talked about quaaludes and says he offered them to andrea which she took after examining them because she was talking about stress. in a statement read in court constand says he urged her to take the pills to help her take the edge off.
cosby said he did not ask for consent that night but she didn't tell him to stop. she said she couldn't move. >> proof that there was no crime committed here. that there was no ef tense vide the crime and the inconsistencies that plagued this from the beginning continue to plague it now. this case should end immediately. >> reporter: a jury will now have to decide if bill cosby took advantage of a young woman who trusted him for career advice. according to bill cosby's deposition, after the alleged incident, he called andrea constand and her mother to apologize. a trial date has not been set. cosby could get ten years in prison if convicted. a tragic accident, that's how police are describing what happened on the septa tracks in center city today. a texas tourist was hit and killed by a train at 13th street station shortly before 5:00 this evening. the 55-year-old man just visited the liberty bell with his wife. police say he leaned over to see if a train was coming and fell onto the tracks.
his wife was taken to the hospital in shock. service on the market-frankford line was suspended for some time but has since been restored. the justice department will seek the death penalty against the man acushicused of killing people at a charleston, south carolina church last summer. dylann roof charged with 33 federal offenses including hate crimes. the 22-year-old reportedly confessed in interviews with charleston police and the fbi saying he wanted to spark a race war. roof has pleaded not guilty. in decision 2016 tonight, 2 big names set to campaign for hillary clinton in the garden state tomorrow. former congresswoman gabby giffords and her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly will take part in a gun violence prevention roundtable in cherry hill tomorrow morning. they'll also attend events in clark and newark later in the day. new jersey voters head to the polls june 7th. donald trump is reviving an old conspiracy theory about the death of a close friend of the
clintons, vince foster committed suicide in 1993. trump told the "washington post" it's, quote, very fishy. multiple investigations have determined he was not murdered. this is not the first conspiracy theory trump has entertained. you may remember the obama birther controversy. new at 11:00, a push for new rules to help fight zika. people in new castle county could be forced to get rid of standing water on their property. a new castle county councilman is proposing the change. the goal is to eliminate places where mosquitos breed since the insects can carry the virus. the government says the drinking water is safe, but some families are still unsheer ure parts of bucks and montgomery counties. >> the navy and epa held an informational session to update them about the contaminated water. from two closed down military bases. as nbc 10's brandon hudson reports, neighbors still have questions. >> reporter: the crowd at tonight's water contamination
forum was so large at one point there was a line just to get in. we met several people with concerns about chemicals from fire fighting foam used at the bases that was found in their drinking water. most of them told us this session didn't help because they were expecting more of a q&a style presentation. >> i didn't think we would be stands at tables waiting in line to talk to representatives. >> they're not really telling you much. >> reporter: another concern is a possible link between the drinking water from the now closed military bases and illnesses. >> i've lost both kidneys. i've had four abdominal aneurisms. >> we believe it came from the water. >> reporter: valerie who served on one of the bases says she's seen many of her colleagues die from cancers she believed came from the chemicals in the water. >> i was told that we need to get our blood tested for heavy metal toxicity. >> i just walked in and i've already heard from four people that they want more information. >> reporter: state representative todd stevens says he had his doubts about the
format early on. horsham township manager bill walker told us a town hall meeting is in the works with the cdc. >> we will be upfront along with the cdc people. they will give a presentation on this pfc issue and then answer questions. >> reporter: in horsham township, i'm brandon hudson, nbc 10 news. new @ 11, it's happened again, another sighting of a suspicious suv near a school in camden county. yesterday a student reported a man in an suv brandishing a gun. it happened last monday at pennsauken's urban promise school playground. when the student called 911, no officers responded. school officials told us they had a better outcome today. they say two police departments responded to today's 911 call skblchbl zblrm. unexpected pairing. tomorrow septa is set to announce a new partnership with uber. septa officials will reveal
information about a summer pilot program. the goal of the program is to increase access to and from select regional rail stations in the suburbs. you can count on nbc 10 and the nbc 10 app to bring you details on the new program once it's announced. winning a national title has its privileges and next week another one is coming to villanova's men's basketball squad. next tuesday in fact, villanova is headed to our nation's capital, that's when president obama will honor the 2016 ncaa champs at the white house. it will actually be villanova's second trip to the white house and first since winning the title back in 1985. some families say after their student loans were forgiven, they were victimized twice. >> yeah, we'll explain why and how a new proposal could save them tens of thousands of dollars. bike fatalities on the rise. tonight the nbc 10 investigators find the streets that have the most accidents and why the technology that could cut down on crashes could also have
drivers footing the bill. also a six pack while you're filling up? the new proposal that could allow you to buy beer at the gas station in pennsylvania. and a big warmup as we go through the rest of this week. temperatures feeling like summer in the 90s. i'll show you that forecast plus what your memorial day weekend looks like. that's straight ahead. this nice delaware bridge is only five years old, but there's something very wrong with it. a big mistake. >> yeah, it's exactly what it is. >> tomorrow at 4:00 p.m., we will tell you how this bridge came up short. it's literally a six-inch mistake that's going to cost delaware taxpayers a half a million dollars. that's tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. on nbc 10 news. ♪ hey!
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for anyone who bikes or drives, a new reality. a spike in bike fatalities and the high meseason for crashes i about to begin. >> i'm never going to see him again. jamal is dead. >> the nbc 10 investigators discovered the changes could cost drivers. >> but if you're following the rule, why shouldn't you be having your speed monitored? >> bike advocates are pushing for new tech nonology to monito drivers as we enter peak biking season. >> george spencer uncovered new patterns in bike crashes and drivers' concerns about cameras and radar tracking their speed. >> reporter: the sights and sounds of cycling increasingly familiar to everyone who works, visits, or lives in philadelphia. census data shows philly has the highest percentage of residents
biking to work of any major city, but with now wheels on city roads, new concerns. >> it was saturday morning. police came to my door. >> reporter: she still feels the moment her life changed last month. her only son, 27-year-old jamal, a drexel grad, a philly bike commuter, killed on his bike by a hit-and-run driver. he's 1 of 11 fatalities since the beginning of 2015. >> last in the house just in tears, i said no, it's jamal, it's my son that's gone, i'm never going to see him again. >> reporter: the nbc 10 investigators got records for every philly bike crash since 2014, more than 1,500 of them. we discovered crashes spread across the city, most happening in the afternoon and evening hours and we found a clear pattern. starting in june, crashes spiked to a monthly average of more than 80, nearly 3 a day.
that spike continues through summer, peaking in september with an average of 95 crashes. we found locations patterns, too. broad street shows up more often than any other street. 76 crashes in just 2 1/2 years of reports. spruce street was a close second. 63 crashes. even with its painted bike lane. sarah clark-stewart head of the bicycle coalition of greater philadelphia is now focused on one leading cause. especially for the crashes that turn deadly. >> speeding is what causes a third of the fatalities in philadelphia. >> reporter: speeding is the real issue. >> it's one of the most important issues. >> speed's a factor in every crash. every crash we investigate, whether auto versus auto, auto versus bicycle, speed is always a major factor, something we look into. >> reporter: the head of philly pd's accident investigations agrees that speeding is one of the most common crash concerns. cycling advocates are now
pushing pennsylvania legislators on a plan to improve safety by targeting speeding drivers. they want to extend the red light camera program, add photos, speed enforcement, and allow local police to use radar. >> not about safety at all, it's about the money. >> reporter: larry of the national motorist association insists philly drivers would y pay. his group is lobbying against the measures saying the technology tickets even drivers who try to follow the rules. hitting them with $100 fines. he believes giving local police speed radar would distract them from more dangerous problems like aggressesive driving or tailgating. >> if you give them radar, they're going to be told, okay, we got the radar, we paid for it, go out there and use it. >> reporter: lisa morris disagrees and pledges to take her push for policy change to the highest city and state leaders. she says her son's case demonstrates the urgent need for new approaches.
his hit-and-run driver still has not been found. >> i'm asking him, please come forward. you cannot bring my son back, but you can make a difference in someone else's life. >> the city is redesigning one dozen street corridors to include bike lanes physically separated by curbs or posts. advocates acknowledge their full list of safety recommendations would likely require a street department budget twice as large as it currently is. to check the crashes along your own route to work, visit nbc10.com for a full map. for the investigators, george spencer, nbc 10 news. you saw that woman who lost her son, now new at 11:00, relief could soon be on the way for families who lose a child but end up facing a huge tax once their student loans have been forgiven. senator chris coons of delaware proposed the stop taxing death and disability act. it would eliminate the tax the
irs puts on forgiven student lo loan as a result of death or disability. the house is crafting its own version of the bill. six packs for sale, if pennsylvania governor tom womlf gets his way it could become a reality. he wrote a letter to the liquor control board asking them for convenience and grocery stores that also sell gasoline. a state law that prohibits the sale of beer and gas at the same place is currently being fought over in court. we're following breaking news from albuquerque, new mexico. things have turned violent outside a donald trump rally. the police department says protesters are throwing bottles and rocks at their police forces. officers have responded with tear gas and pepper spray. we'll keep you updated on the latest. on a much lighter note here, it's the super bowl of spelling.
>> tomorrow the national spelling bee kicks off outside washington, d.c., with the preliminary rounds. >> n-u-n-n-a-t-a-k. nunnatak. >> correct. >> oh, like it's nothing. that was the word that resulted in a tie during last year's spelling bee. tomorrow, 282 of the nation's top young spellers will compete to be the next champion. and win a $40,000 grand prize. the finals are thursday. >> how do you spell meteorologist? >> s-h-e-e-n-a. >> there you go. >> i like it. yes. thank you, jacqueline. >> you're welcome. >> as we go into tomorrow, i think all you guys are going to be able to spell sunny skies. it's going to be a gorgeous day. we have a lot of sun shooip fsh the morning hours. sunny and mild.
quakertown, 7 65 and sunny. 65 reading. 65 degrees in philadelphia. we will be warmer tomorrow afternoon. with that, an air quality alert for the entire area. this is going to go through the day tomorrow. this is an air quality alert meaning unhealthy pollution levels for sensitive groups like the elderly, those who suffer from asthma, or who have respiratory problems so remember that tomorrow. you definitely don't want to be outside for prolonged periods of time with this weather in place. even know it's going to be dry and sunny and really nice, but, again, sensitive groups might be a little bit unhealthy for those individuals. also don't forget with our new neighborhood weather, your seven-day forecast is scrolling at the bottom of the screen the whole time. first headline, though, tomorrow will be warmer than today. so if you like today, you're going to love tomorrow. lehigh valley, bethlehem near 90 degrees tomorrow. in easton, 88 degrees and sunny. phoenixville, 86 degrees as well as westchester and sunny, nice and dry.
biberry, 88. if you're in new jersey, 84 haddonfie haddonfield. 87 tomorrow in trenton. plenty of sunshine. that's going to stretch to the shore. avalon, 76. atlantic city, 74. for the shore, compared to what we have seen lately, we are getting warmer. 82 in dover. 84 degrees tomorrow in wilmington then we go through the rest of the week. temperatures are going to hit 90 degrees. take a look at our temperature trend. mid to upper 80s tomorrow. 90 expected thursday and friday. so nice warm pattern coming into play. then we go into the weekend, memorial day weekend. we have a nice saturday setting up. still expect to be around 90 degrees and dry. except at the shore, we could see a thunderstorm. sunday we're looking in the 80s with those rain chances increasing. and for your memorial day monday, we're going to be a little bit cooler. we're going to be watching a tropical system that could be giving us more of an east wind and increased rain chances so temperatures may be in the 70s as we go into your memorial day monday.
so here's what's happening with that. in the meantime, until we get to the weekend, we have a big area of high pressure across bermuda, going to keep us dry and warm. then we go into the rest of the weekend. we're going to be watching a tropical system developing around the bahamas that could eventually move up across the carolinas, making its way into our area. so that's why we're looking at the potential for increased rain chances come memorial day monday. but of course certainly something to be keeping our eye on. we'll have updates on this through the rest of the week. jim? >> okay, sheena. honoring those who contribute to philadelphia's global creative legacy. nbc 10 here at the philadelphia museum of art where the arts and business council of greater philadelphia held its 31st annual awards celebration. tonight's honorees included former governor ed rendell and tarik trotter of the roots. >> congrats to them both. some of our region's youngest journalists on display tonight, celebrated the release of the fifth book in the leading healthy change series.
this is "sports desk" brought to you by xfinity. x1 from xfinity will change the way you experience tv. >> hey, i'm john clark from comcast sportsnet. pete mccannen said the phils just don't have the offensive fire power to match the detroit tigers. tonight justin verlander held the phils to one run. phillies down early in this one. first inning miguel cabrera, always does well against the phillies. nearly a home run off hellickson. a double. 1-0 tigers.
let's jump all the way to the ninth inning after this. phillies threatening. runners at the corners. tommy joseph lines one to left. sack fly. run comes in. it's 3-1. carlos ruiz at the plate. tieing run. he goes down swinging. the phillies struck out 11 times tonight. they lose 3-1. they have lost four of five. his heart remains at villanova. josh hart will return for his senior season with the cats. he is not entering the nba draft. josh tweeted out tonight one more year. and after working out with a handful of nba teams, he really wanted to be assured he would be a first-round pick in the draft. but he probably wasn't so he's going to return after winning the national championship. eagles workouts continuing. still no fletcher cox or darren sproles. receiver rueben randle, he's out for a little while after having his gallbladder removed. sam bradford at practice today looking good again. and carson wentz is learning doug pederson's offense.
eagles defense on the other hand had a bad day trying to learn jim schwartz's new scheme. mccloud is lacking forward to playing with fellow safety malcolm jenkins and schwartz is really excited about this duo. >> both of those guys are veteran players and you can see that right away. they're both multidimensional. they communicate very well. they can cover a lot of ground. they can blitz. they can play man. they can play zone. i'd be very surprised as the year went on if they're not one of the better safety tandems in the nfl. >> i think it's a great group and, you know, once everybody gets this game down, you know, sky's the limit for this defense. and linebacker michael kendrick says he didn't like his downsized role last year and he expects a pro bowl season. i'm john clark. we're right back.
gloomy mood, you will not be in that mood this week hopefully because we have nice weather. this weekend, though, we are going to be watching rain. more details later this week on that. >> all right, sheena. i'm jacqueline london. >> i'm jim rosenfield. thanks so much for watching. hope you'll join us tomorrow night. good night.