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and i thought if i were him, i wouldn't be able to sleep at night. >> reporter: less than 24 hours later -- >> my bottom teeth are all chipped here. i have a crack through the top of my front tooth. >> reporter: a foul ball off the bat of a cardinals player hit aaron of eagleswood township. she was in the same part of the stadium with her 6-year-old daughter on her lap. >> i saw it coming right at us. i pushed her out of the way, and i literally felt it come and smack me right in the face. >> reporter: galvas later insistently told the reporters the phillies need to extend the safety netting surrounding the home plate area to further protect fans from foul balls. >> my challenge would be for me to do more. if netting isn't the answer, what else. >> reporter: it's evidence right there that that is a problem in that section. so without a doubt, i think that needs to be extended. >> in a statement over the weekend, the phillies said they expanded netting this season to the size of the dugout near home
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plate as suggested by major league baseball. and the team said it decided earlier this season to consider the possibility of further expansion next season. >> there are definitely hazards. in this case i feel like there's something we can do about it to make it better, but still make it fun. >> reporter: the foul ball that smacked her in the face was actually the second one that came flying towards her seat during the game. she reacted fast enough to hit the first one with her hand, and it bounced over to someone else. live in the jersey shore bureau, ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. >> ted, how do both of these families feel about going back to the ballpark? >> reporter: good question, denise. sienna eden's mom said they really haven't talked about it yet. erin told me she will go back to baseball games there but definitely won't be sitting in that same area of the stadium unless those safety nets are extended. >> understandable. thank you, ted.
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keith? a better view now of where the families were sitting when they were hit by foul balls. this is a seating chart for citizens bank park. they were sitting in sections 130, which is right here, and 132. that's behind the visitors dugout, behind the third base side. now, i want to show you where the netting is. that protective netting stops right about here. and here. on both sides. it protects people standing right there. i believe it's the diamond club there at citizens bank park. only three teams, royals, twins and nationals have netting that extends the entire length of the dugout. and now to decision 2016. republican vice presidential candidate mike pence is making the push for pennsylvania today. just a short time ago, he took the stage at worth and company. here's a live look now, a mechanical contractor in bucks county. the company's owner is a longtime republican donor.
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pence's first stop in the area was a tubing manufacturer in king of prussia. he told workers there the road to the white house goes straight through pennsylvania. pence also blasted the clinton foundation accusing the charity of selling influence. next on the agenda was a hair cut. nbc 10 at jones barber and hairstyles on main street in norr norristown. we asked the barber if he was nervous. >> not really. not really at all. i was just surprised. whoa. i ain't going to be able to sleep tonight, man. >> jones said he met pence's family and they all seem like great people. pence's visit comes as his running mate, donald trump, is backing away from one of his most controversial promises. to quickly deport 11 million immigrants who are in the u.s. without proper papers. as nbc 10 steve handelsman
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explains trump now says he will kick out the criminals which is what's already being done. >> reporter: donald trump vowing only to build his wall. >> that wall will go up so fast, your head will spin. and you'll say, he meant it. >> reporter: trump said he does not mean anymore to deporting 11 million people. he flipped on fox. >> the existing laws are very strong. the existing laws, the first thing we're going to do, if and when i win, is we're going to get rid of all of the bad ones. >> reporter: the criminals known to police, he said they will go through a process, like what president obama is already doing. >> what people don't know is obama got tremendous numbers of people out of the country. >> reporter: meanwhile, trump demands a special prosecutor investigate hillary clinton. a reminder of the investigation in the '90s that got bill clinton impeached.
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hillary's new public e-mails reveal her state department did favors, calls and meetings arranged for donors for the:foundation. >> i know there are people in clinton's camp who think the connection with the clinton foundation should have been severed a long time ago. >> reporter: she jokes on jimmy kimmel. >> jimmy, my e-mails are so boring. >> mine are, too. >> i'm embarrassed about that. >> reporter: new batches of clinton e-mails will be searched for conflicts of interest or cover-ups. as for a special prosecutor, it's loretta lynch who would have to decide if one is warranted. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. developing now within the past hour, a philadelphia man who spent the last quarter century behind bars was stet free after a jury found him not guilty during a retrial in his rape case. it took jurors less than two hours to return the not-guilty
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verdict for anthony wright. wright was sentenced to life without parole in october 1991. the rape and murder of a 77-year-old woman. wright's defense requested a retrial back in 2014 after dna evidence pointed to another man. nbc 10's brandon hudson will have a full report coming up at 6:00, including an interview from wright's son. in the meantime, new pictures of a young mother police say was stabbed to death by her husband in camden county. the attack happened last night inside a high-rise called the heights of kolingswood. the couple both in their 30s, were separated. neighbors inside the high-rise heard them arguing last night. one neighbor described the scene. >> i think it's sad, you know? i didn't know them. i'm new here. to see something like this to occur is sad for everybody who lives here. >> reporter: mormon is in critical condition at cooper medical center.
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the couple's three children were home at the time of the attack. they were not hurt. to this now. a former pennsylvania prosecutor took the stand today on day three of an appeal hearing for convicted child sex offender jerry sandusky. he testified that the conflicting statements from a man who settled the child sex abuse claim with penn state didn't testify at sandusky's trial. sandusky hopes a judge will dismiss dozens of the child sex charges, or granted him a new trial. the judge is expected to make a decision within a few weeks. colleagues and frepsds are remembering former philadelphia police commissioner john timmeney today. he was laid to rest in new york city. among those in attendance today was ed rendell. john timmeney led philadelphia's police force from 1998 to 2001.
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and during his time here, timmeney pioneered the use of crime mapping to change the way the department employed its officers. he's also remembered for hopping on the bicycle to join his officers on the front lines. he passed away last week after a battle with lung cancer. he was 68 years old. a bump in pay is on the way for wilmington police officers. that's after reaching a tentative contract deal with the city. it includes three years of raises. the wilmington officers have been working without a contract since the summer of 2011. they still need to vote to get the final approval. he was 2 years old. there is no reason you want to hit him. >> a family full of grief and anger after a little boy's life was cut short. coming up at 5:00, what happened when they faced the child suspected killer in court.
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plus, a remarkable recovery. we catch up with a young boy who got a double hand transplant. how he's doing just one year later. and we have a nice stretch of weather. but coming up, i'll show you when the 90s return. and our next chance of rain. plus, we're checking on the tropics. that's next.
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zion harvey's hands were amputated years ago after an infection. today the young baltimore boy became the work's first bilateral hand transplant recipient last summer was back at the children's hospital of philadelphia. doctors say the muscles, bones and nerves have come together perfectly. zion said his family gives him the strength to keep working hard. >> the two most amazing people, my mom and my grand mom. don't start tearing up. >> zion even got to throw out the first pitch at an orioles game last week. doctors say his case is information that could eventually benefit thousands upon thousands of other patients. >> he's a remarkable little boy. nbc's rehema ellis joins us now from new york.
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she's been following zion's recovery every step of the way. what a remarkable story. let's talk about your time that you spent with him. >> if we can feel our hands growing, do you think your hands are growing? you do? do you see a difference in your hands today than a year ago? >> yeah. >> how are they different to you? >> well, they -- they're not really that still anymore. >> not still? >> not that, like still where i couldn't really move them. now they're to the point where i can move them around. and i keep them moving so they won't get tight. >> remarkable. rehema, what was it like to spend all this time with zion?
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>> it is -- it's so exciting, i must tell you. zion is a little boy whose presence, being in his presence just makes you feel good about the world and yourself. it just makes you want to get up and do something. that particular clip that you just played where zion talks about his hands are still, it's basically them being stiff. the doctors are talking about what's happening is his brain is learning to communicate with his hands. the section of the brain that does movement. it was dormant because zion had no hands. so that function was going off to other things. now that he has hands, that section of the brain is reenergized, and it is doing exactly what zion needs it to do. >> how well-spoken he is. makes it easy to understand exactly how he feels. the first child of his age to get this kind of transplant. i'm curious, could other kids in similar situations be benefiting from this type of surgery in the future? >> absolutely. zion is the first child of any age to receive a double hand transplant of surgery.
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and what the doctors have said, as a result of what they have learned from zion, they are energized, and they are ready to move forward with the next one. and then there will be one after that, and one after that. this really is an extraordinary thing for zion and medical science. >> rehema ellis, thank you. watch her entire story with zion harvey tonight on "nbc nightly news" at 6:30, only on nbc 10. >> i love watching him do those push-ups, too. unbelievable. >> what a personality he has. >> totally. turning to our first alert weather, feeling like fall outside. if you were out this morning maybe doing some push-ups, you might have thought it felt more like september than august. nbc 10 along the schuylkill river, where the rowers got relief from the heat and humidity we've been so used to lately. >> also a great day to get outside in audubon county. the sun is shining. people enjoyed a morning show near haddon lake. let's get a check of your neighborhood forecast from
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meteorologist sheena parveen. >> yeah, very comfortable. you know we're going to see another night tonight. very similar to last night. low humidity, really nice temperatures, steshlly when you wake up tomorrow morning. it will last for another day here. live look at center city. clear skies. plenty of sunshine. but it's not warming us up into the 90s. we're not going to see that until the end of the week. you can see that by your seven-day at the bottom of your screen. for now we're enjoying the very comfortable weather. 28 degrees in philadelphia at the moment. by 10:00 tonight, temperatures will be in the low 70s. we do have more heat ahead. but in the meantime, here's a live look at rehoboth beach. beautiful conditions right along our beaches. in delaware, as well as the jersey shore. all looking beautiful today. temperatures are mostly in the low 80s. big change from what we've been so used to this summer for the most part. take a look at our shore temperatures. 77 stone harbor.
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76 degrees in cape may point. 78 ventnor city. water temperature 74 degrees. and our weekend temperatures along the shore will be pretty similar to this, right around 80 degrees, upper 70s. comfortable into the weekend. at least for the shore points. but the rest of us heating up again. radar, nice and dry. very little in the way of any cloud cover. the closest cloud cover off to our west. high pressure, that's going to keep us dry over the next several days, too, for at least most of the area. we'll stay dry, but we'll also start to heat up as the high slides away. responsible for really nice weather. one more beauty in the forecast, though, tomorrow. we're going to have another cool morning like this morning. but by the afternoon, we'll be around the mid-80s. so today we've been mostly in the low 80s. by thursday we'll be getting around 90 again. friday, mid-90s. the heat is returning as we go towards the end of the week. it's not going to stay like this into the weekend. it's going to get hotter. bethlehem coming in at 85
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degrees tomorrow. reading and burks county, temperature around 86. pennsylvania suburbs 87 degrees tomorrow. westchester coming in mid-80s, sunny, low humidity. fairmont 85 degrees. trenton 87 tomorrow. low humidity. and if you're along the shore tomorrow, temperatures still very comfortable, about the upper 70s for atlantic city. plenty of sunshine stretching all the way into delaware. wilmington, 83 tomorrow. dover coming in at 84 degrees. so look at the difference now as we go into thursday. this is the jersey shore forecast on the bottom. philadelphia on the top. thursday, near 90 degrees. along the shore, 79 on thursday. still very comfortable along the shore. around 80 degrees there. but for friday we're going to jump up to near 90 at the shore if you're starting your weekend early, friday in philadelphia, mid-90s. it's going to start to get hot again. morning lows tomorrow morning around the mid-60s.
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we get warmer in the morning hours as we get to friday. if you're heading to the shore this weekend, saturday and sunday both looking around 80 degrees. so again, very comfortable weather at the shore. a little hotter if you're staying in the city. but notice, the dry stretch continues through the weekend. our next chance of rain is going to be next week. and we are also watching the tropics very closely with that. we'll look at the tropics and what could be impacting potentially the united states very soon, that's straight ahead. >> sheena, see you then. ordering a beer with your popcorn will be an option in a new movie theater in new castle county. main street movies 5 opens later this year at newark shopping center. patrons can buy one beer at a time and will be allowed no more than two per movie. move over wawa. a new convenience store is coming to norristown. according to our partners at the philadelphia business journal,
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the baltimore-based convenience store is expected to move in next fall. seeing the damage firsthand. president obama heads to louisiana to meet with those victims of the devastating floods. plus, new developments in the zika virus. where more cases have now been discovered in the state of florida.
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after much backlash, president obama makes his first visit to flood-ravaged louisiana. >> touring the hardest hit areas, he promised the federal government could help. private donations are only trickling in. >> after days of deadly flooding in louisiana, leaving thousands with nothing, forcing them out of their homes, recovery efforts are under way. >> television, radio, dvd player. >> reporter: president obama came to see himself, greeting residents anxiously awaiting to see him. >> people's lives have been up-ended during this flood. >> reporter: some say his visit is too late. the federal money he's providing may be the only financial help residents get to rebuild. help more than 106,000 people have already registered for. >> get her some help. >> i'm trying. >> reporter: the damage so bad, the fema inspector tells us he can't get to many homes per day.
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>> maybe ten a day. there's 80,000 homes that may be affected. that's a lot of man-hours. >> the whole country is going to continue to support you and help you until we get folks back in their homes, and lives are rebuilt. >> reporter: it's the worst natural disaster in the u.s. since superstorm sandy in 2012, but according to the american red cross, donations are barely trickling in. louisiana's governor said they're going to need more money. >> we'll need a lot more help. this community cannot recover with only the assistance that comes from fema. >> reporter: until then, the community is coming together to rebuild. hoping to get help they need sooner than later. while we talk about the need, the american red cross said it's collected $7.8 million in donations so far for flood victims here. but that's less than a third than the estimated $30 million needed. reporting in baton rouge, sarah rosario, nbc 10 news.
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florida's governor said there are five zika cases in the state including one in tampa bay. four were connected to mosquitoes in the windwood arts district. the latest patient has not traveled out of the country. last week health officials announced five cases of zika linked to mosquitoes in miami beach. from our jersey shore bureau, do you recognize these men? if so, new jersey state police want to hear from you. they say they used a distraction scam to steal a woman's wallet from her bag at caesar's casino in atlantic city. one of the suspects distracted the victim while the other made off with the wallet. it had kret cards and personal items inside. preparing for an emergency in delaware. today the delaware emergency management agency opened its secure headquarters two our cameras. they displayed the radiological emergency plan in the event something goes wrong at the
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salem nuclear generating station. officials talked about the plan to evacuate ten miles around the plant, and distribute iodine tablets. also tonight, a young boy murdered. today his family faced the accused killer in court. that's coming up next at 5:00. plus, what killed all of these fish? what scientists think is behind this bizarre sight at a new jersey creek.
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a child's life taken far too soon. today nbc 10 learned new details about a 2-year-old boy killed in his camden county home. >> nbc 10 south jersey reporter cydney long is outside the courtroom where the suspect faced a judge. sydney, the young victim's family was also at the hearing today, right? >> reporter: that's right. dozens of his loved ones and relatives gathered to be in the courtroom today. but his mother could not bear to be in that courtroom in the same room with her once live-in boyfriend. he weighed just 29 pounds at 2 1/2 years old, prosecutors say jamil baskerville jr. died defending his mother. it happened when zachary tricoche, the boy's mother, shoved him. >> put his hands up. >> reporter: he then punched the
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child numerous times in his chest and stomach. >> then punched him hard. so hard in fact he went back against the wall and struck the back of his head. >> reporter: all of this prosecutors say because tricoche was mad at his mom because he did not buy what he wanted at the grocery store. >> that's my grandson. i loved him. it's sad he had his life ended the way he did. >> reporter: before the police arrived -- >> what's your name? >> zach. >> reporter: he can be heard on the mother's call to 911. >> i'm trying. >> do you need me to walk you through it? or do you need me to walk you through it? >> reporter: it was too late, little jamil suffered a crushed liver. >> he bled internally. >> reporter: bail $1 million cash only, in a case that could amount to life in prison. >> you're less of a man to put your hand on any type of child,
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no matter what age it is. he was 2 years old. there should be no reason that you want to hit him or do anything to him. >> reporter: and jamil's loved ones, his grandfather especially, said it took everything he had not to jump over that barrier in the courtroom today to confront tricoche. he wishes new jersey still supported the death penalty. cydney long, nbc 10 news. >> cydney, thank you. in berks county, a call for federal immigration authorities to release the dozens of undocumented immigrants that are being detained at the berks county residential center. pennsylvania state representative leslie acosta says she was among those gathered in north philadelphia today to make that request. the pennsylvania department of human services revoked the center's license back in january, but it remains in operation during an appeals process. opponents claim the center violates law by detaining children and adults together. >> we're not going to let this
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go until something happens. and these families are treated with human dignity and respect. >> representative acosta says she's gotten permission to tour the facility next week. if you haven't noticed it, you will soon. thousands of college students are headed back to campuses around the region. >> the new school year isn't just about academics. new laws are also protecting students from violent crimes, like sexual assaults. nbc 10's deanna durante is live at temple university with more on this. deanna? >> reporter: the students here move in, they along with their parents say seeing the public safety and police presence does make them safe. but senator casey and officials say that's only part of the solution. >> she's kind of scared. >> whenever you leave your kids somewhere in a city that you don't know very well, you worry about them. that doesn't go away. >> reporter: parents who are leaving students at school for the first time say they've given their kids the warning -- >> make smart choices, and walk
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within groups. >> reporter: from big cities and small towns, the students we caught up with seem to think the year will be just fine. >> as long as i'm not an idiot, i should be generally okay. >> reporter: as parents for getting the first look at where their kids are staying, not far away the security officials were meeting with senator bob casey. the sponsor of a bill that requires assistance be given to students who are victims of crimes, including sexual assault. >> we want to make sure that if colleges and universities are called upon to comply with what we hope they will comply with, the federal government gives them the resources. >> reporter: the law requires uniform standards, saying they must address sexual violence in communities. and provide resources to students who need them. at temple, the students have access to a website that lists those resources and all the students are required to take an online awareness course about sexual misconduct. >> this is not just a public safety issue at universities. we are spreading this out to
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athletic coaches, faculties, student government, student life people. >> reporter: now, some students and parents we talked to said they did not know that the law existed. colleges and universities say the students will be given the information as to where they can find those resources as well as other information. when they go to orientation. and for some of those schools that will be happening at the end of the week. deanna durante, nbc 10 news. it's that time of year once again, move-in day at st. charles in windwood. nbc 10 was there for mass this morning. outside, signs wkd the 45 new seminarians. its enrollment is up 13% from last year. the future location of the seminary could change. we told you that the church was
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considering selling that location, and then relocating. but no timetable has been set for that move. the seminary was founded in 1832 and been at the current location for about 150 years. denise's bopping over here on the desk. if that song gets you dancing like her, you'll want to hear this. groups are said to headline atlantic city's fifth beach concert. the concert is happening thursday, september 22nd. but free tickets will be available for download from ticket master on friday. if you can recreate those moves for us. >> maybe another time. talk about a tight squeeze. rescuers saved a man caught between two walls, all over a girl. the new jersey's golden girl. now you can welcome home laurie hernandez from the olympic games
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in rio. we'll show you how coming up at 5:00.
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the president of a school board in north jersey is facing child pornography charges. he was arrested this morning in middlesex county. they found a number of images and video of child porn on computers at his home. if convicted he faces up to 25 years in jail. take a look at this mess. people are dealing with along with it in new jersey county. dead fish are floating atop the water along the kingsburg creek. >> reporter: chopper 4 showing hundreds of thousands of bunker fish washing up along the shore. experts say it's a natural and larger than usual fish kill that sometimes pops up in this area. if it looks bleak from above, it smells even worse on the ground.
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but not enough to deter these friends from a day at the beach. >> i love my beach. >> what do you think about the smell today? >> it's a little foul. a little foul. >> you wanted to go swimming today? >> yes. it's terrible. >> reporter: conservationists say the extreme heat dissipated oxygen in the water. the sea gulls and ducks around here are far from starving. the demise of all the fish means a feast for the fowl. >> hundreds of thousands of fish that we've lost. but again, with the hot temperatures, and we think most of this probably came from thorns creek where the waters would have -- likely to have much lower dissolved oxygen than out in the ocean. >> that was gus rosendale reporting. congress wants answers about the sky roberting costs of epi pens. they've increased over 400%. since 2008. members of congress are sending
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letters to epi pen makers, asking the company to justify the increase. they're concerned parents will not be able to afford the pens for children as they head back to school. epi pens are to fight off allergic reactions. now he has a name, all thanks to you. the nice weather continues. it will be heating up again before the week's over. and we're watching the tropics. i'll show you which one of these could pose a threat to the united states. that's comes up next.
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you can catch the game right here on nbc 10. your official eagles television station. kickoff against the colts is at 7:00. during that game, the first string offense will see their most extensive action of the preseason. >> that means plenty of work for tight end brett sellick, entering his tenth season with the birds. he's become a staple around town as he owns restaurants and businesses. knowing philadelphia the way he does, he craves the super bowl title just like the fans do. >> it would be the sickest party ever on broad street. we would just be, you know, we would be throwing a huge party. i know the fans would love it. but there's a lot of work to do to get to that point. and, you know, i definitely want that for this city. >> he's the second longest tenured eagle behind dornbach. >> you may recognize him from the eagles. and the recent run on "america's
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got talent." we'll have more during our eagles preseason kickoff special that starts at 6:30, only on nbc 10. your official eagles station. speaking of football, it is that time of year again. >> it's friday marking the return of high school football. this week's choices upper darby, and council rocks south. to vote, to go you can also call or text your vote. we'll announce the winner thursday night on nbc 10 news at 11:00. got to love this. a hero's welcome in the early morning hours for a local olympian. 100-meter silver medalist nia ali returned around 1:00 this
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morning. she and her son and mother returned with her. >> the welcome home tour is happening for olympic gymnast laurie hernandez this saturday. her hometown of old bridge township, new jersey, is having a party for the young olympic star. it runs from noon to four. the motorcade begins at the middle school and wraps up at lombardi field. hernandez and her final five teammates will be on the "tonight show" with jimmy fallon tonight. catch that episode at 11:30. i want you to meet this little pup. this is charlie. he's the "today" show's newest edition. the 8-week-old black lab was officially named this morning. he's the show's second puppy with a purpose. charlie's part of america's vet dogs. the nonprofit that trains dogs to support veterans and first responders physically and emotionally. eventually charlie's training will be tailored to fit the
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veteran he is paired with. >> what a cutie, right? >> adorable. here's meteorologist sheena parveen. beautiful out there, sheena. >> beautiful, guys. it will stay like this as we go through tonight, tomorrow morning and tomorrow afternoon. just a little bit warmer tomorrow. look at the lehigh valley, sunny 80 degrees. delaware coming in low 80s, sunny. low humidity, too. always makes it feel more comfortable. philadelphia 82 degrees. our pennsylvania suburbs coming in right around 80. depends where you live. here's a closer look at the neighborhoods. malven is 82 degrees right now. new hope in bucks county coming in at 82 degrees. if you look at the seven-day at the bottom of your screen, we eventually get back into the 90s before the week is over. until we get there, we have another cool morning for tomorrow morning. so it's going to feel nice again. here's a look at the low temperatures tonight.
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looking around 57 for the lehigh valley. 65 in dover. 56 in vineland. another nice start to your day tomorrow. and afternoon highs will still be in the 80s. we're still staying dry for tomorrow. just a little bit warmer than today. mid-80s through the philadelphia area. chestnut hill 85 degrees. if you're in the lehigh valley, allentown 85. berks county, reading coming in at 86 degrees tomorrow. sunny, low humidity, stays with us for robbinsville, new jersey. dover coming in at 84 tomorrow afternoon. but we do have the 90s returning later this week. so you will notice that, as we get closer to the weekend. things will start to heat up. average highs 85. today we hit 82. very comfortable over the past kousm of days. tomorrow we're going up to the mid-80s. thursday near 90. and friday if you're starting your weekend early, it's going to be hot again. mid-90s. it's going to feel like summer
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again today. maybe not so much. big area of high pressure, keeping us dry. it's going to keep us dry for the rest of the week and even through the weekend. we have a few things in the tropics we've been watching very closely. one in particular. and this is the one that could potentially be impacting the united states. could be giving us rain chances late next week. but of course, we have many days to track this system. right now it's just to the east of the lesser antilles, just east of puerto rico. it's not that organized, but the computer models are suggesting that it could become very organized. it would be our next named storm, it would be hermine. this one we'll watch very closely. the other one we have out there, this is gaston. that's at the moment a tropical storm. so that one we don't have to worry about that. it is expected to stay out in the atlantic. it's hermine we're worried about, possibly approaching the bahamas. it could be strengthening a bit and we'll watch for any crossover within the united states. the models are suggesting that
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maybe reemerging in the gulf of mexico. but again, this is very far out. these computer models end next monday. so again, this is across the weekend, and into the beginning of next week. we'll keep our eye on it very closely. we still have several days out to track this thing, and we willing tracking it. big changes into the end of the week compared to what we've seen yesterday and the day before. thursday near 90. friday 94 degrees. over the weekend we'll drop with the temperatures, but still around 90. and your weekend's going to stay nice and dry. that's good news. and the dry stretch continues into the beginning of next week. now, wednesday and thursday of next week, that's when we start to pick up more rain. chances could be in part due to the tropical system i showed you, if everything is on track. of course, many days out, things could certainly be changing. our next rain chance does expect to be by the middle of next week. quite a dry stretch until we get there and feeling more like summer, too.
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we'll have a closer look at your neighborhood forecast coming up at 6:00. lester holt joins us from the nbc studios in new york. >> here's a look at what's coming up on "nbc nightly news." good evening, lester. >> hey, keith and denise. home-grown zika not just in the miami area, but now across the state. the new worry for florida health officials, why donald trump's appeal to african-american voters may be falling flat. and they are literally life savers for many allergy sufferers, so why is the cost of epi pens skyrocketing. we'll have the details on "nbc nightly news." keith and denise, back to you now. >> thank you, lester. see you in just a bit. now to the dangers on the road. >> that's right. a new traffic study shows the deaths are on the rise nationwide. >> the national safety council said the surge began two years ago as the economy improved, gas prices dropped, and travel increased. traffic deaths were up 9% in the first half of this year. compared with the same time last year. more than 19,000 people killed.
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an increase of 18% from two years ago. one of the main culprits, people texting behind the wheel. >> really dangerous behaviors. people know it. 46 states have laws that ban texting behind the wheel. yet people are still doing it. >> at the current pace the u.s. could reach 40,000 traffic deaths this year. the worst total in nine years. the national safety council is urging everyone to buckle up. they say 50% of all fatalities on the roadways involve people not wearing seat belts. new life could be springing from the site of a vacant landmark diner in south jersey. a three-story office building is planned where olga diner now stands. the main tenant would be a fertility clinic. construction would likely start next spring. olga's closed in 2008 after nearly half century in business. this is an interesting question for you. what would it have to take for
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you to jump from one building's roof to another? >> police in pittsburgh say one guy did it to impress a woman. so they had to go in after him. we'll show you how the rescue unfolded next at 5:00. hundreds of jobs waiting for the right person. we'll tell you who's hosting a giant job fair tomorrow. coming up on nbc 10 news at 6:00.
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stuck between two walls. crews in pittsburgh had to rescue a man who became trapped between two buildings this morning. >> the university of pittsburgh student was trying to jump from one building to the next, all to impress a girl. >> reporter: you can see him waving to the camera. so he's okay. a rescue that played out live this morning on morning news. grant burdensong is recovering from a broken ankle while trying to jump from one roof to another to impress a girl. it took rescuers four hours to pull him to safety. >> there were three walls we had to go through. also, we had people on the roof, one of the paramedics did rappel down three stories. >> reporter: less than two feet separate the buildings, forcing rescuers to destroy the wall inside one building. >> we've been open 14 years.
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just when you think you've seen everything, this happens. >> reporter: the owner chad brooks learned about the rescue around 6:00 this morning. and soon came to see the damage himself. >> so much worse than i thought it was going to be, from the pictures that i saw. the wall is caving in. it wasn't like we could cover it up and open. this thing's got to be torn down and replaced. >> reporter: damage that will be costly. this is usually when business picks up. brooks expected it to be closed for at least a week to replace the wall. >> students moving in yesterday and today. here we get shut down. it's sort of maek or break sometimes. this is a hard one. >> reporter: as you see, the manager's got quite a bit of work on his hands here. he tells me it could be up to a week and a half before the store is able to open back up. reporting in pittsburgh, aaron martin, nbc 10 news. a philadelphia father wrongly convicted of murder. he's about to walk out of prison
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after 25 years behind bars. the evidence that won him his freedom, next. plus, boosting the local economy with hundreds of jobs now, and thousands of jobs later. we go inside camden's newest employer that's trying to revive the south jersey community all new at 6:00. i'm tracking another cool night. but your a/c isn't going to get a break for long. when the heat and humidity returns next in the neighborhood forecast.
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the push fo pennsylvania hits the suburbs. plus, free at last. the philadelphia man walks out of prison after spending 25 years of his life behind bars. for a crime a jury says he didn't commit. the epitome of progress. one year after philadelphia doctors gave this little boy a double hand transplant, a new look at his incredible journey. nbc 10 news at 6:00 starts now. right now at 6:00, in the push for pennsylvania, half of the republican presidential ticket is in our area trying to salvage support and turn the state red. good evening, i'm keith jones. vice presidential hopeful mike pence is on his third stop now in the philly suburbs today. his first stop was a tubing
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manufacturer in king of prussia. he told the crowd that hillary clinton will continue president obama's weak economic policies, send more people into unemployment and raise taxes. from king of prussia, pence made a surprise stop for a hair cut in norristown. nbc 10 was there as the indiana governor visited jones barber hairstyles on main street. and then on to bucks county. pence just wrapped up a town hall at a mechanical contractor worth and company. randy, how did that go? >> reporter: well, the biggest applause lines were on attacks on hillary clinton. a lot of talk on local issues, like jobs and manufacturing. the event was hosted by worth and company, longtime gop supporters. earliee today, mike pence.


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