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italy time, meaning most people were asleep. we are combing the web for details of this. we're also working with our affiliates overseas. and nbc 10's deanna durante spoke with locals who felt the shock waves who woke up this morning. deanna? >> keith, students from our area woke up to broken dishes and their beds moving across the floor, saying what they felt was so strong, they thought they were in the center of the quake zone. today they spent a big part of the day alerting people here at home that they are some of the lucky ones. >> i called family and they said the entire town was outside. fortunately no one was hurt. i was on the phone with my friend there. another aftershock happened. >> reporter: car mine was on social media last night when he first saw what was happening in central italy. he has family near the quake zone and a family home not far from there. but the house was the least of
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his worries. >> the epicenter isn't a real populated area. >> reporter: the quake hit at night. people were sleeping, or waking to falling debris. and for some, it was not enough of a chance to get to a safe area. >> very terrifying. >> reporter: 40 people from the philadelphia area, traveling with the international opera theater of philadelphia. the group consists of young kids from our area. teens, college students and parents, as well as members from across the world. many woke to shaking, thinking the quake was happening just beneath them. >> it really, really lets you know that life is very fragile and you have to cherish every moment. >> now, the national italian-american foundation tells me they're working on relief efforts here locally, from restaurants donating aid to the quake zone. elsewhere, militants stormed
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and attacked the university in afghanistan today. some students jumped from windows to escape the gunfire. officials say at least one person was killed. 18 others wounded. some staff and students were trapped in the compound hours after the attack began. so far, no one has claimed responsibility. "nbc nightly news" with lester holt will have the very latest on these two developing stories, coming up at 6:30. right now at 6:00, though, a south jersey grandmother missing memories, valuables and $70,000 in cash because of burglars who ransacked her house. it happened in bridgeton, cumberland county. ted greenberg spoke with the victim's family who wants justice for these cruel crimes. >> it's just a violation. how awful can you be. >> reporter: heather said burglars trashed her mother's house in bridgeton from attic to basement, and even stole her underwear. along with more than $100,000
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worth of items. >> they took everything. they took her life. >> reporter: 72-year-old bonnie suffers from alzheimer's. her daughter said she left almost all of her belongings at the magnolia avenue house after she moved in with her in millville more than a year ago. it's been boarded up since saturday when a neighbor discovered someone had broken in. >> i don't fathom it. >> reporter: $70,000 in cash, 50 grand in gold coins, electronics, and even depression-era silverware and plates were among the items taken. many others were destroyed. >> i didn't remove the stuff because i didn't want to close that chapter. for someone else to close the chapter for me, it just kills me. >> reporter: investigators have few leads. it's believed the house was entered numerous times over the past few months. >> just be careful of what you do when with your items. if you have money in your house, i would suggest putting it in a bank.
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>> reporter: police tell me they're checking with the hospital across the street to see if the surveillance cameras caught anything on video. they say they're also touching base with area pawnshops. >> it's not the value of the money, it's the value of the memories. i just want justice. that's all. i just want justice for my mother. >> reporter: ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. a mistake you may have heard about, it forced the ceo of a lehigh valley charter school to step down. that mailer promotes arts academy charter school mentioned a 2015 drug arrest at nearby liberty high school. she said she had nothing to do with the mailer but is resigning in the wake of the controversy. the school said the mailer wasn't authorized and plans litigation once it finds out who was behind it. switching gears now. take a look at these shots. a great day to get outside and see the sites. another beautiful day. temperatures are soon to go up.
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nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here now. glenn, the heat and humidity starting to make that comeback yet again. >> you may have been able to feel a little bit of it during the day today. the sky not as blue as what we've seen over the last couple of days. and the temperature starting to go up. after 83 the last couple of days, 86 the high today. 89 to 90 tomorrow. and then 90 for friday. feeling like 100 degrees. we don't have any significant cloud cover headed our way, at least immediately. but some showers in ohio could affect parts of the lehigh valley tomorrow. in the meantime, we've got mostly clear conditions tonight. it will not be as cool as it was the last two nights. p.a. suburbs, lehigh valley down in the 50s, will stay in the 60s overnight tonight. and then the heat and humidity build. we'll see if it lasts through the weekend with the rest of the forecast in a few minutes. >> looking forward to that, glenn, thanks. a former new jersey police officer says he was fired for
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being outspoken about working longer shifts. now he's suing. douglas foster named the chief of the township police and several other officers in the suit. foster says the men retaliated against him when he opposed changing shifts from 8 to 12 hours. the township tells us they can't comment on ongoing litigation. to justice finally served, that's how jurors described the case of a 44-year-old philadelphia man who served 25 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. it was an emotional meeting earlier today. as wright hugged and thanked the jury who set him free. they acquitted him less than two hours of deliberating yesterday. wright was convicted of raping and murdering a 77-year-old woman inside her nicetown home in 1991. he got a new trial after dna testing a few years ago revealed another man raped the victim. wright describes the past 24 hours with his family as a
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whirlwind experience. >> a lot of hugs. a lot of kisses. a lot of family. a lot of friends. >> i felt wonderful. >> it was humbling. it really was. and it was a privilege to read those words, not guilty. >> lawyers from the innocence project in new york and schnader attorneys at law in philadelphia helped wright win his case. since wright has been in prison, he has become a grandfather and tells us he is eager to start the next chapter of his life. moving to decision 2016. donald trump continuing his swing through the battleground states today in florida. he was in tampa. he said he's feeling good about his chances in the sunshine state. today florida university released a poll that shows trump holding a two-point lead over clinton in florida. trump told the crowd of supporters that he is the candidate, not hillary clinton,
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to get americans back to work. donald trump's running mate talked trade after touring a 115-year-old foundry business in north carolina. mike pence says the u.s. has failed to enforce provisions of nafta that could protect american jobs. he argued hillary clinton is a name from the past that would enact the same policies. on the democratic side, hillary clinton is out west. the democratic presidential nominee is scheduled to hold two fund-raisers in northern california. today grace winery in glen mills sent its first shipment of wine. one of the first local wineries in pennsylvania awarded a license to ship its products nationwide. the state liquor control board has issued 39 licenses and 200 more applications are waiting. pop singer ciara will judge the next miss america pageant. the singer joins several other
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celebrity judges. beauty pageant happens in atlantic city this september. down the shore, caesar's entertainment is hiring. several hundred jobs up for grabs all across our area. the company held a job fair in atlantic city today. they're hoping to fill 500 gaming and non-gaming positions at five of their properties. most of them in atlantic city. interested applicants who missed out today, they're holding another job fair at the end of the month. a soon-to-be kindergartener shells out his allowance to feed police. he told his mom he wants the cops to be healthy. so they continue to keep us safe. evers' parents matched his money to buy subway sandwiches for the officers. he got keys to the station, his own badge. and a special ride home.
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>> i make them because they keep us safe. >> i can't wait to hire you as a policeman. >> he told his new police friends he cleans his room, helps his mom, and feeds the ducks and chickens to earn his allowance. got to love kids like that. back to business as usual. nbc 10 following the fallout from a racial radio controversy. what the host had to say about it today. plus, a destructive insect in our area, forcing the feds to regulate your yard work. we'll tell you where the invasive beetle is hiding out. well, the heat is back. for the end of august. i'm tracking the climb up the thermometer. plus the tropical system that could impact the u.s. what to expect in my exclusive nbc 10 first alert forecast.
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and i know i'm prejudiced because he was my son, but i don't think he had a mean bone in his body. there is not a day that i don't think about david. when i saw donald trump attack another gold star mother, i felt such a sense of outrage. "she was standing there, she had nothing to say..." if donald trump cannot respect a gold star family, then why would anyone in america think he would respect them. votevets is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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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 controlling the nuclear codes? and as of now, i'd have to say no. [bill o'reilly sighs] a record number of students descended on temple university's campus today. some parents got stuck with the heavy lifting as the freshmen moved into college this morning. the class of 2020 includes more than 5,000 freshmen and transfer students. that's a 15% jump over last year.
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very similar scene at the university of pennsylvania. nbc 10 and university city, some of the 2,500 students will make up penn's class of 2020. the freshmen ivy leaguers got help from student and staff volunteers. right now, at 6:00, a lot of people talking about this, the controversy continuing after it was revealed that a producer at a local sports talk radio station impersonated a black man and created a fake radio caller. nbc 10 first told you about this story last night at 11:00. and now nbc 10's tim furlong listened in to 97.5 the fanatic this afternoon. tim, what does the show's host have to say about it? >> reporter: i tried to get them to talk to me about it before they went on the air, but nobody would. i spent the afternoon in the parking lot across the street from the station. it was pretty clear on air and off mike didn't want to talk about it.
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at the start of his show, this is mike's only nod to the controversy. >> welcome back to normalcy. >> reporter: he didn't talk more about dwayne. pat created the character and a twitter profile that was a jum shl of african-american stereotypes. dwayne was known for his love of white women and illegitimate children. >> i ain't going to lie to you, man. you know what i'm saying? i didn't think that kid was my kid. >> reporter: on social media u pat and producer jason went back and forth with viewers who thought the character was funny and those who found it offensive. he insisted he always thought his caller was real, but a staffer said producers making fake calls, that happens pretty regularly. >> once in a while you've got to punch up somebody to rile up your host.
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it's about entertainment. >> reporter: bringing all the racial stuff into it, some argue that's going too far. they tried to get him to say more about the controversy. >> i said all i needed to say about that yesterday. all it does is further fan the flames here. we're about letting this thing just die on the vine. >> reporter: back live. i reached out to the program director and pr people up to the parent company in new england, got no response. i'm wondering if they're going to be disciplined and make a rule going forward as producers posing as callers. >> tim, thanks. there's also more fallout in sports talk radio today. our partners are reporting 94 wip fired josh ennis. he was fired for his response to the fake caller story. switching gears. new at 6:00, a destructive
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beetle has been found in new castle county. they're called emerald ash borers, and they feed on ash trees. now delaware will be added to the federal quarantine that bans the import of living trees, compost, and other wood products. the beetle has also been found in pennsylvania, and maryland. another beautiful day. sunshine all across the area. temperatures near average. the humidity below average. let's take a look at the shore. and the ocean temperature 75. nice little sea breeze keeping the temperatures down a little bit. upper 07s to near 80 degrees. the temperatures going up. 86 for the high today. near 90 tomorrow. 90 for friday. feeling like 100 in some parts of the area, like delaware and south jersey. it may feel like more than 100. showers and thunderstorms,
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indiana, ohio. several tornadoes in indiana, one in the city of kokomo this afternoon, causing a lot of damage. i'm hearing some about that. as we go through the next 24 hours, chance of a couple of showers from berks county, lehigh valley, and up toward the poconos. but that moves out. and then we're left with pretty much dry weather during the day on friday as we continue to heat up. this is the predicted high temperature, predicted feels-like temperature for tomorrow. not much of a difference in most places. but we do see the difference at the shore. 79 in longport. feeling like 86 degrees. that's the kind of thing that's going to really start spreading across the entire area friday. gaston, all the way out in the atlantic, hermine has not formed yet. but it might. it is very disorganized. as you can see around san juan. it's a huge area, but there's no
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circulation around it. hurricane hunter plane has been sent out, going all through the system. it's found pretty strong winds. but you've got to have a low pressure center for it to be called a tropical depression, a tropical storm. over the next few days, the forecast track is generally toward the bahamas, and then to florida. but if it stays real weak, these things have a tendency to track farther to the south, and a lot of the computer models say. we'll see if that indeed happens as we check in the next couple of days. the weekend, looking pretty hot. not as humid as friday. the shore will have most of the sea breeze on sunday. but i'm not expecting any rain in any part of the area. that's a pretty nice forecast for your weekend. i agree, hurricane. the eagles have another injury on the offensive line. sam bradford's teammates
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responded to trash talk he got from a red skin. tim tebow's baseball tryout they say is a slap in the face. all next. 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
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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.
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iso let me tell you what i knowe about senator pat toomey..
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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. that's who he is, and i'm grateful. independence usa pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. i'm john clark from csn. another injury on the offensive line. the new left guard rookie isaac has a strained pec muscle. he won't lose his job because of injury, but stephen gets his chance to start against the colts saturday. he said i definitely think it's an audition to be a starter, and he said i'll show i can be a
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starter. trash talk from washington, new redskins cornerback josh norman said this about sam bradford. have you ever been a top quarterback in the league? not that i remember. you'll want more money? i can't wait to play him twice a year. well, sam's teammates respond today. >> everyone knows sam's our leader. i'm not going to pull a t.o. right now. and get all upset. >> my quarterback. >> at the same time, sam's my guy. everyone in here loves him. everyone is really happy he's our quarterback right now. and i think he's going to be very successful this season. >> eagles offensive starters will play into the third quarter on saturday. maybe all of it. you'll want to see the receivers make some plays. they're fighting for jobs. new receiver dorian beckham probably has a job. take a look at paul turner, josh
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hof, chris gibbons and randall. they are fighting for spots. >> it's a great opportunity. especially for me to move from one thing to another. and me being here a short period of time and being able to play, it's a big opportunity for me. >> i feel confident, yeah. if i didn't, i shouldn't be here. we're all confident in who we are. we have to go out and prove ourselves. >> eagles and colts right here on saturday night, 6:30 with the pregame show, following the game at 7:00. and post-game show right after. high school blitz returns this week. time to vote on our game of the week. upper darby, father judge and archbishop carroll. vote at nbc10.com or call the number on your screen. we'll announce the winner tomorrow at 11:00. phillies outscored the last two games 18-1. they finished their series in chicago against the white sox tonight. as we told you yesterday, the phillies and 20 teams will check
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out tim tebow's baseball workout next week. david hernandez said i think it's ridiculous. it's kind of a slap in the face for him to say, i think i'll grab my things and go play pro baseball. it's not that easy. tim hasn't played since middle school. i'm john clark. we're right back.
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a ziplining accident has left a woman dead. officials say the 59-year-old woman fell 40 feet from the zipline at lund pond state park in bear. the course has been closed for the remainder of the day. nbc 10's drew smith just arrived on the scene, and he'll have more information coming up on nbc 10 news at 11:00. in the meantime, thank you so much for watching. for glenn "hurricane" schwartz and all of us here on nbc 10, thank you so much. i'm keith jones. up next, "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. we'll see you again at 11:00.
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breaking news tonight. tornado outbreak, tornadoes on the ground, twisters, demoli demolished, a coffee shop flattened. >> people just got run over. trouble in the tropics and alarming forecast check. frantic race against time in italy. scores dead and injured and mobilizing a rescue mission to find so many buried alive. a university horror, ter rirss storm the campus in kabul, an hour-long siege and teachers and students tracked. superstar leslie jones the target of privacy issue. and a homeless

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