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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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governor mike pence arrives on stage and quickly throws the crowd some red meat, accusing the clinton foundation of pay-to-play politics. >> hillary clinton should shut down the clinton foundation right now. >> reporter: pence spoke at a local construction, manufacturing company, part of the campaign's trade message to bring american jobs back to the united states. >> donald trump is going to roll his sleeves up and make sure that trade agreements with the american people work for the american worker first. >> reporter: at this local diner, today's campaign stop is all the talk around town. >> he's all about saving jobs. you know what i mean? instead of sending them overseas. >> reporter: critics say trump's trade policies are protectionist. they could lead to tariffs and higher prices for consumer goods. many of the lunchtime crowd here turned off by trump's incendiary rhetoric. >> it's a little scary,
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honestly. >> reporter: this family said in small towns like this, people treat each other with respect and they say most people aren't happy with either candidate. >> i don't think there's a good choice, honestly. i think that's what a lot of people are feeling. >> it's a choice of one of the lesser evils, i think. tough choice to make. >> reporter: many speakers on stage today referencing that bucks county and many other counties across pennsylvania, rural, rust belt towns will be crucial to donald trump if he wants to win presidency and switch pennsylvania from blue to red. randy gyllenhaal, nbc 10 news. randy, thank you so much. the number two man on the democratic ticket is also working to gain support today. vice presidential nominee tim kaine toured a company in colorado. there he is right there. mingling with folks. he made a pitch for hillary clinton's small business plan. also, he blasted donald trump on
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his record accusing him of stiffing small businesses. this wraps up kaine's western trip. he was in las vegas yesterday. now, a new nbc news poll out today shows hillary clinton continues to hold a large national lead over donald trump. 50% to 42% actually. the poll shows trump facing a hurdle with minority voters specifically. among african-american voters, trump wins only 8% compared to clinton's 87%. clinton also leads by a wide margin among hispanic and asian-american voters. we are following some breaking news out of northeast philadelphia. that is where a crash involving a police car has sent an officer to the hospital. sky force 10 live there above the scene. this is at red lion road and the roosevelt boulevard. you see the cars stopped there in the center. focused on the patrol car. looks like an suv. we're told the officer's from
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the 8th police district. not clear how serious the officer's injuries are, or if anyone else was hurt. drivers in this area, of course, should expect delays as you usually should at 6:04 on the roosevelt boulevard. the philadelphia father who will walk out of prison tonight a free man for the first time in 25 years. >> i just want a big hug. i just want to see all my kids climbing all over me. >> that is the son of a man who grew up with his dad in prison. and today, a jury ruled that it was all for a crime he didn't commit. nbc 10 is live in the studio right now. this is a turn of events, denise. >> anthony wright was cleared of a rape and murder he was convicted of. the ruling was overturned. wright reached out to the innocence project which uses dna evidence to exonerate the wrongly convicted.
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the dna test identified another suspect in the murder/rape 25 years ago. and today a jury decided wright was not guilty of those charges. earlier, we caught up with wright's son, after his dad was acquitted. >> i'm feeling relief, joy. sense of sadness. happiness. it's a ton of things running through my mind, my body, my spirit, everything. >> nbc 10's brandon hudson is live at the jail in northeast philadelphia, and he's going to have more on what's coming up at 11:00. keith? >> denise nakano, thank you so much. meanwhile, a toddler's family came face-to-face with his accused killer in a south jersey courtroom today. zachary tricoche stood with his head down as the prosecutors detailed the final moments of his victim's life. he shoved his girlfriend saturday night inside their
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apartment because he was upset with the food she bought. and when little jamil baskerville jr. started to cry, he allegedly beat the boy to death. the toddler's family saying they wish new jersey still had the death penalty. >> he should be put to sleep. because he killed my grandson, so he should be killed. he shouldn't be sitting in no cell the rest of his life, eating, getting phone calls and writing letters. he should be dead, because my grandson is dead. >> he's held on $1 million bail tonight. in other news, new details about a young mother stabbed to death in collingswood. her husband is charged with her murder. witnesses say they heard the couple fighting in her apartment at the heights of collingswood last night. the couple's three children were home during the attack. but were not hurt. we have a job alert for you
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now from our jersey shore bureau. caesar's entertainment is hosting a hiring event to fill 500 open positions at its casinos in atlantic city, philadelphia and baltimore. the job fair is tomorrow at bali's at 2:00. for more on what you need, tap on the nbc 10 app. news of the job fair comes on the heels of a report that paints an abysmal employment picture in atlantic city. according to the economic review's biannual report, total employment is on decline. the report found a net loss of more than 2,400 jobs in construction, and local government in the first six months of this year. new at 6:00, a new look inside a monster technology giant taking shape on the delaware river waterfront. putting hundreds of people to work in camden, with the promise to thousands more. nbc 10's south jersey bureau
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reporter cydney long has more. >> reporter: it is a massive and impressive engineering and technology campus. pole tech international has plans to impact people's lives in camden in a very simple way, offering them a job. among them, welder, drew miscotty, from camden, sent to ohio to train and convinced he has a job for life. >> that's good. considering the trade, it's hard nowadays to find a job you can retire from. this company is definitely someplace to retire from. >> we're very proud this time next year we will have 400 employees. 200 engineers, and 200 fabricators. >> reporter: once complete, the massive energy company will design, build and ship parts for nuclear and solar power plants across the world. just to build it, there are 40 contractors in place at 300 full-time construction workers employed. by 2020, the plan is to employ 1,000 workers. by 2030, pole tech anticipates
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10,000 jobs. >> to put that in perspective for the entire county, if that were to occur, we're talking about literally thousands of jobs for not just city residents, not just county residents, but the entire region. >> reporter: he reminded us what his grandmother reminds him in the 1950s, camden had 43,000 workers with industry jobs. >> the story about way back when, there's a new york ship building company, rca, campbell's soup, all these companies were here. >> reporter: he hopes it can happen again, so as pole tech comes to life -- >> buy a house and hopefully have better benefits than i've ever had in my life. >> reporter: building on momentum that feels solid. from camden, cydney long, nbc 10 news. we want to show you new video of a serial robber on the loose. police say this guy's wanted for robbing at least seven convenience stores and gas
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stations in northeast philly in just over a week's time. in fact, he robbed the same 7-eleven five times. in the video, it shows he grabs the money and takes off. if you recognize him, call police. in other news, friends, family and colleagues remembering former philadelphia police commissioner john timmeney today. he was laid to rest at st. patrick's cathedral in new york city. he passed away last week after a battle with lung cancer. among those in attendance today was former philadelphia mayor and pennsylvania governor ed rendell. timmeney led philadelphia's police force from 1998 through 2001. he was 68 years old. up next at 6:00, overcoming obstacles. one year ago, we met this little boy who got new hands, thanks to doctors at philadelphia. now we're hearing all about his progress.
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his incredible story, next. plus, fed up over foul balls. next we hear from the two phillies fans hit in the face at recent games. their message to the team about how to keep visitors safe. enjoy the cooler weather, low humidity now, because summer's not over. i'm tracking the return of the uncomfortable heat and humidity, next in my first alert neighborhood forecast.
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pro ball, zip a jacket, right in the journal. simple tasks for most of us. but not for one little boy. just over a year since zion harvey became the nation's youngest double hand transplant patient. nbc 10's tim furlong has a look at the child's incredible progress. >> she won't let me try out for football. >> reporter: sor i, zion, a year after becoming the world ear first bilateral hand transplant recipient, you'll have to forgive mom if she doesn't want you playing rough. >> whatever he wants to do, i'm here to support him 100% with my family, and these amazing team of doctors. >> to play football? >> no. >> reporter: zion lost his hands after an infection years ago.
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but last summer doctors attached new ones. the skin, muscles, bones and nerves worked well together. therapists worked to help train his brain to control his new hands. his progress has astounded even his experienced therapist. >> we would sometimes look at ourselves and say, did you see that? >> it's amazing what he's able to do now. >> reporter: the case is playing out way better than he expected. he can write, play sports, throw out the first pitch at an orioles game. and it's given them loads of information to help transplant patients around the world. >> i feel happy about my new hands. >> reporter: zion got the hands from a child who died last year, a donation through the gift of life program. he still has a long way to go, but doctors see absolutely no reason his progress should slow down anytime soon. tim furlong, nbc 10 news. for the first time tonight we're hearing from the family of
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an atlantic county girl who was hit in the face by a foul ball at a phillies game. another person was also struck from the jersey shore by a foul ball the next day. sienna eden doesn't want us to show her swollen stitched up lips and broken teeth on television. you can imagine so. the foul ball struck sienna saturday night while she and her family sat behind the visitors dugout. less than 24 hours later, a foul ball hit erin in the face, in the same part of the stadium. both she and sienna's parents are among those urging the phillies to extend that safety netting surrounding the home plate area to further protect fans from foul balls. >> my challenge would be for them to do more. and if netting isn't the answer, what is. >> it's evident right there that that is a problem in that section.
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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 sides of the dugout near home plate, as suggested by major league baseball. the team said it decided earlier this season to consider the possibility of further expansion next season. another beauty outside. walkers, joggers, out enjoying the sunshine, low humidity. brandy wine river park in wilmington today. we had similar conditions all over the place. and still have it. 82 degrees and sunny at philadelphia. down to 79 some of the p.a. suburbs. in delaware, 82 degrees. right now in wilmington. at the shore, some places didn't get to 80 degrees today because a little bit of a sea breeze, just enough, as we were talking yesterday. 75 degree ocean, pretty warm. 77 in ventnor.
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76 in holgate. 78 at avalon. 77 in stone harbor. temperatures fairly uniform when you have the wind off the ocean like that. today's high, 82. tomorrow, up to 85. still low humidity, though. so tomorrow still going to be another beautiful day. thursday it starts getting a little hotter. then friday, yeah, it's really hot. 94 and high humidity making it feel like it's close to 100. that's quite a difference. your own seven-day forecast you can see at the bottom of your screen anytime during the weather. you don't have to wait until the end anymore. it's not just for philadelphia. for different parts of the area. this is the closest rain. st. louis, missouri. that's a long way. and so we have no threat of rain as we go through the day tomorrow. but into thursday, we'll see a little bit more cloud cover, and possibly a couple of showers, especially up toward the lehigh valley and the poconos. you'll see that in the forecast.
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for tomorrow, though, sunshine everywhere. low humidity everywhere. the low temperatures, kind of cool, 60 in chestnut hill in the morning, up to 85. 57 in easton, up to 85. 59 in reading, up to 86 degrees. 58 in buena, and 58 in armora. cool weather. even rehoboth beach with a low of 60. now, the tropics, gaston, maybe becoming a hurricane, but it's way out in the atlantic. hermine over the next couple of days, but gaston looks like it will head out to sea, but hermine, that looks like it's headed in the general direction of the bahamas and possibly a threat to florida, or other parts of the united states. that is what we're going to have to look at carefully, because it's been, well, more than ten years since florida was hit by a hurricane. you can see the temperatures
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going up over the next few days. there's the p.a. suburbs. there's that raindrop in the lehigh valley, the only place i have some rain during the day on thursday. for the ten days, we're going to be peaking at 94. and then not quite as hot over the weekend. i'm john clark. we'll hear from the eagles new linebacker, stephen tullochs. a redskins player talking trash on sam bradford? that is next.
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for senate, a clear difference. katie mcginty: for background checks, for banning assault weapons, and banning high-capacity ammunition clips. and pat toomey? against an assault weapons ban and against banning high capacity ammo clips like those used in the orlando massacre. listen to pat toomey brag: "i have had a perfect record with the nra." pat toomey gets an "a" from the nra. he's not for you. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. but how did we end up here? his mom thought he had the flu and that he was covered by the meningococcal meningitis vaccine he had received. until 2014 there were no vaccines for meningitis b in the u.s. now there are. while uncommon, meningitis b can lead to death within 24 hours.
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the eagles new linebacker stephen tullochs said he's been hearing from teams for the last three weeks, but chose the birds because of his relationship with jim schwartz. doug pederson said he can compete for the linebacker position. he says he's so comfortable in this defense, he is ready for any role. >> i'm not here to step on anybody's toes. i'm going to go out and work hard every day. those guys can follow my lead, or if they can outdo me, outdo me. but i'm going to go out and do of course i have every day. that's the kind of person i am and how i play the game. >> the only time he missed games was when he was celebrating a big play doing the discount double-check. he tore his acl. he has a great work ethic. he is the opposite of ai, he said practice is more important than games. jim schwartz knows his passion
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for practice from their days in detroit. >> he came into my office mad as a hornet. and it was during practice. i'm like, hey, look, you know, let's -- you're starting to get up a little bit, let's be smart with this. he's like, you're ruining my streak. what are you talking about? he said, i've never missed a practice. >> like that work ethic. redskins new cornerback josh norman taking a stab at bradford. he said, have you ever been one of the top 20 quarterbacks in the league? now you want more money? i can't wait to play him twice a year. it is on. norman took aim at thomas saying he shut him down in the super bowl. how does thomas respond on twitter? easily. picture of his super bowl ring asking norman, where's yours at young fella? it is time to vote for the high school football game of the week. this week's choice, upper darby, and archbishop. go to or call or text
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your vote to the number here. we'll announce the winner thursday night on nbc 10 news at 11:00. phillies back in action against the white sox tonight. we'll have that at 11:00. i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. michael hayden: if he governs consistent with some of the things he said as a candidate, i would be very frightened. gillian turner: he's been talking about the option of using a nuclear weapon against our western european allies. max boot: this is not somebody who should be handed the nuclear codes. charles krauthammer: you have to ask yourself, do i want a person of that temperament
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controlling the nuclear codes? and as of now, i'd have to say no. [bill o'reilly sighs] and as of now, i'd have to say no. iso let me tell you what i knowe about senator pat toomey.. my mom was the principal at sandy hook school in newtown. she died that day protecting the young children in her care. when it came time to vote on background checks, pat toomey crossed party lines to do the right thing.
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a parade of tvs, clothes, and bed sheets in delaware county. move-in day. the class of 2020. widener's sophomores, juniors and seniors return next sunday, with classes starting the day after. they've got a perfect day to do this. can you imagine being out there in 95 to 100-degree weather? >> that's what it's going to be friday chct 94 degrees. it will feel like it's close to 100. you can see that on the ten-day forecast. temperatures going up each day. but the humidity doesn't really jump until the temperature jumps. over the weekend, it's warm, but not as humid. it starts heating up early next week. we start watching for potential
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tropical moisture later next week. >> thank you so much for watching. i'm keith jones. glenn "hurricane" schwartz. up next, "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. developing news font. new homegrown zika, confirmed outside of south florida, in the center of the state. and pay for play. donald trump calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the clintons as new questions arise about the clinton foundation and trump faces questions about his new controversial. and epipen cost skyrocketing 400%. and a little miracle. the little boy with a double hand transplant.


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