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take a closer look. his hat and shoes go flying into the air. and police said his body was propelled 15 feet down the road. employees at the late night pizza shop heard the collision, then saw the sergeant lying in the middle of the intersection. >> when they came out, they seen the police officer on the ground screaming. >> reporter: the impact so powerful, his shoes went flying. he suffered a broken collarbone, and head injuries. police said that drunk driver then hit the gas and might have gotten away if it weren't for a good samaritan, a local tow truck driver, saw the hit-and-run happen, followed the suspect and helped the police make the arrest. 21-year-old collin murphy now charged with aggravated assault and dui. >> he did appear to be under the influence of alcohol. so he was taken into custody. >> watched what happened. >> reporter: here on main street business owners say it's not
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uncommon to see drivers speeding down the hill. >> pretty crazy. there's a lot of people outside coming out of restaurants, clubs, and other stuff. somebody speeding late at night is pretty scary. >> reporter: if you've ever been here, you know this is a very crowded block. you've got the brewing company here. next door you've got the mad bar and grill. a lot of people walking around. by the way, the speed limit here just 25 miles per hour. randy gyllenhaal, nbc 10 news. now to breaking news from bucks county. tonight a former firefighter is accused of crimes involving a 14-year-old girl. nbc 10 was the only station there as police made their arrest. deanna durante joins us live in bensalem with more on those charges. deanna? >> reporter: rosemary, just in the last couple of minutes, 18-year-old eric word was taken from here at bensalem township police, to face a judge. he's facing a number of crimes
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tonight. the bensalem high school student, again, he's 18 years old, police say he was a firefighter at the time of the alleged crime. he resigned from the fire department just on saturday. he stole a woman's cell phone, sent images of that woman that was on her phone to his own phone. and police say when they tracked down ward's phone, they found multiple images of ward engaging in sexual activity with young women. the youngest is 14 years old. now, ward is charged with multiple crimes. these images easily could have ended up online, on adult websites and haunted the girls for life. this is a warning for kids and teens who think it's okay to allow someone to take sexually explicit photos of them. >> he seems to be finding girls that he's able to convince to partake in his activities, and girls that might not have high self-esteem, that might be willing to give him pictures or let them videotape themselves.
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that's what i'm worried about, about other victims out there, him continuing in the community finding girls that for whatever reason he's able to convince them to do this. what's going to happen to them ten years from now. >> reporter: now, again, ward was just taken from here in the last couple of minutes to face a judge. no bail information right now. however, we can tell you he's charged with invasion of privacy, theft of a computer, and corruption of minors. police say they are still working to identify who are these other women they found on his cell phone. reporting live in bensalem township, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. now to first alert weather. nbc 10 and delaware county, hotter, more humid across our region today. it's going to get even hotter. >> the summer's not over yet. first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz has the details. glenn? >> yeah, rosemary, we've had clouds this afternoon that have prevented the temperature from getting even higher. but they're starting to thin out
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in wilmington. we showed you the philadelphia picture a little while ago. 85 degrees in philadelphia, but only 79 in coatesville. 85 in dover. it feels like it's much hotter, because the humidity is so high. it feels like 91. 85-degree temperature feels like 91, because it's so humid. that's just a taste of what is to come for tomorrow. the temperature trends, it's going to be going up. 94 degrees for the high, with the sunshine. once those clouds get out of here, it will feel like 100. and still pretty hot over the weekend, but not as hot, or humid. there's some of the clouds starting to move out. drier air from central, western pennsylvania moving in. and the humidity being so high, that's not going to allow the temperature to drop much. lehigh valley only 73 degrees by tomorrow morning compared to 50s that we had a couple of days ago. same story in delaware, down through the jersey shore.
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>> glenn, thank you so much. new details about what caused a woman to fall to her death from a delaware zipline attraction. go ape, the company that runs the zipline in bear tells us tina werner disconnected herself from the safety system. she took the training course, and they say the equipment was in working order. she fell about 40 feet on the final platform near the end of the activity. >> hopefully we can determine how this tragedy happened, and hope to make it so that it does not happen again. >> tina werner's daughter said on facebook that her mom wanted to cross ziplining off her bucket list. now to the latest from italy, as thousands recover from that devastating earthquake. rescuers and cleanup crews have been very hard at work. but hundreds of aftershocks are making that process much more difficult. so far, there have been at least 470 aftershocks. a powerful one this morning
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caused more buildings to crumble. authorities have recovered 250 victims so far, and have rescued at least one person from the rubble. today i spoke with people from the local italian community, and for them this type of disaster is all too familiar. the view from above shows the sheer devastation in mountain towns like amatrice. crews pulled a 10-year-old girl uninjured from underneath the rubble. her body trapped, as the quake shook the region tuesday. >> their first responders are excellent. they go in and save lives. >> the chairman and ceo of the national italian-americans foundation, he's following the rescue and recovery closely. he can't help but compare this disaster to the last major earthquake in 2009 that leveled the city of l' aguila.
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>> that's something you never want to experience. you can feel death in the streets. that was a very, very sad day. >> reporter: in center city, at the grand cafe l aguila, the conversation is centered around one of the cafe owners. this week he was visiting his hometown when the quake hit. >> tonight we sleep in the car because of the very, very strong earthquake. >> reporter: the original cafe was in l'aguila, italy, until the 2009 earthquake. the staff and owners have faith that the region will rebuild, even after this latest round with mother nature. the families who lost so much are top of mind. >> it touches your heart and you pray for those people. >> the cafe is planning to run a special in the coming days, and
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to donate proceeds to the earthquake victims, also members of the national american-italian foundation, they're in close contact with the italian embassy in washington about how they can help as well. new develop to the septa slowdown. septa is making more changes to get all of the trains back on the tracks. it's adding express bus service to some regional rail lines starting next month. the news comes more than a month after septa pulled a third of its fleet to fix an equipment problem. rail cars are expected to become even more packed next month with people back from vacations, and students returning to school. so starting september 6th, septa will offer express bus service along five of the regional rail lines. today pennsylvania launched a new tool for fighting prescription painkiller abuse. beginning today, doctors can check the prescription history of new patients. it's an online database that tells health care providers if someone is going to several
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different doctors, at the same time, looking for opioid painkillers. so-called doctor shopping. supporters of the new law believe that it will reduce addiction. however, some people feel it will increase the demand for street drugs like heroin. keeping our seniors informed, and aware. that was the focus today at the third annual senior safety event in center city. police officers, along with members of the attorney general's office, gave out some valuable tools seniors can use to avoid predators. they learned about scams, getting in and out of cars safely, and getting to know their neighbors. >> i was interested in basically what's going on online. because i have a computer that i use. >> the focus on fraud, mail fraud, that type of thing. telephone fraud. i think that will give me a lot of insight. >> the group also heard from the corporation for aging, pico, and
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special services available only to them. south jersey, officials in camden announced the final phase of a demolition project. the city is close to reaching its demolition -- it's demolishing of nearly 600 blighted buildings. the demolition started in january of 2015. about 60 more abandoned and unsafe houses throughout camden are slated to come down. the mayor called the project the largest of its kind in the state of new jersey. and officials say a majority of the demolition work was done by local contractors, and helps the local economy. they are crumbling, leaning and completely out in the open. dangerous properties all over philadelphia. and dozens are owned by the city's public housing authority. tonight the nbc 10 investigators asked what's being done to keep neighbors safe, and get action for these local communities. plus, an 8-year-old camden girl clings to life as police try to find who pulled the
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trigger. a live update still ahead at 5:30.
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we can do this, millions of jobs right here in america. that's my plan. more than 100 unsafe and dangerous properties all owned by the same government agency. >> this one's not even sealed. >> reporter: we found kids and families living next door to some of them. >> going to be a major scandal
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if god forbid people get killed or seriously injured. >> reporter: now your nbc 10 investigators track down the owner and are promised action. >> we were promised action, and tonight we are getting it. >> that's good. the city now taking steps to take down dozens of dangerous properties. this comes after our nbc 10 investigation. here's investigative reporter mitch blocker. >> reporter: of the nearly 5,000 unsafe and dangerous homes in philadelphia, this is the one raymond johnson worries about. >> well, i live next door. >> reporter: he says he had to board up the back door himself. >> through the floor? >> you fall in the basement. >> reporter: in his basement, he showed us the shared foundation crumbling. you put all these boards up? >> yeah. >> reporter: this building classified as unsafe. it's not the condition that makes it unique, it's who owns it. our investigation found no one owns more unsafe and imminently dangerous property in philadelphia than the city's own
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public housing authority. it's completely disintegrated. across the city we visited more than a half dozen of the public housing authority's home unsafe and dangerous. city records show the pha owns 99 unsafe properties. this is also owned by philadelphia public housing. six more are what building inspectors called imminently dangerous. three are here on oxford street. we saw kids playing next door to two of them. it's where we met the city controller. >> imminently dangerous is the top of the list. it's something that they don't even know what's holding up the building anymore. >> reporter: he wants to get the owners to fix them. does it surprise you this is owned by a government agency? >> yeah. >> reporter: building records show a history of violations. in 2012, this home was cited for being vacant and unsealed. it's the same today. in 2011, this property was cited for fire damage. still visible today. and next door to raymond
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johnson's house, the housing authority's deteriorated roof was cited more than one year ago. >> they are the responsibility of the owner. in this case, the owner is pha. >> reporter: they've tried repeatedly to get pha to secure and demolish its properties. letters, detailed violations. in march they said this home was in imminent danger of collapse and you must repair or demolish it. it's still here. in june a violation about this home, also telling them it's imminently dangerous. still no action by pha. for weeks we tried to schedule an interview with the public housing ceo, calvin jeremiah. pha told us it would get back to us, but never did. so we had to catch up with him at the july meeting. can't you talk to us for just a second here. we've been trying to schedule an interview for weeks. >> i'll talk to you. >> reporter: we did hang out and
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jeremiah agreed to an interview. >> 100 properties of 5,000. >> that's not a big deal? >> it is a big deal. taking the time to look at what we've done in the two years that i've been here. in ten years, this would have been a great story, five years ago. >> reporter: the housing authority has a strategy to unload or fix its unsafe and dangerous properties. it claims the plan has stabilized 21 of its 99 unsafe buildings since jeremiah took over two years ago. >> we've rehabbed hundreds of properties just over the last year. we've renovated over 1,000 properties. to do all of that work requires resources that are forever shrinking. >> reporter: jeremiah told us since he's been ceo, pha has auctioned more than 800 properties. >> the list that you give, we'll be acting on that. >> reporter: since we got involved, it's not the housing authority that has taken action. lni promised to tear down the
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dangerous properties by the end of the month. >> all the particular properties are moving towards being demolished in the relatively near future. >> reporter: in the meantime, raymond johnson says he'll continue his makeshift repairs until pha takes care of the unsafe property next door. >> i'll do my part over here. but that part is theirs. >> reporter: lni staff told us beyond sending letters to pha, they also had conversations about tearing down all of that dangerous property. lni said pha has not responded to any of the notices in writing. when lni tears down those homes, they will send pha the bill. it costs an average of $17,000 to demo a home. mitch blocker, nbc 10 news. nbc 10 was there today as lni began the process of getting those dangerous properties torn down. they took contractors to one of the locations on oxford street. those contractors will then put in bids to tear it down.
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even with all the clouds today, the temperature was above average. with the high humidity, it felt like 90 degrees. even though it's 85 degrees, with the clouds in philadelphia right now. 82 in the lehigh valley. you can see the clouds, pretty thick there. but we're not really seeing much of anything on the radar. a lot of clouds reported at the moment. let's see how the p.a. suburbs area is fading. chester county, montgomery county, bucks county, in those areas. west bradford township, euclin township, 83. north wales, and elroy, 84. new hope, 84. newtown 83 degrees. everybody's going to be hot tomorrow. and probably for the rest of the month. and that month is going to end
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up as the hottest august ever recorded in philadelphia. it looks like a pretty sure bet that's going to happen based on the forecast for the next week. you can see the clouds moving through. nothing more than a sprinkle in a few spots. and things are really drying out. central around western pennsylvania. so we're pretty confident that it is going to be a sunny day tomorrow. we're going to be seeing the clouds tonight. but with the high humidity, temperatures not dropping very much. so by late tonight, we're still in the upper 70s. by tomorrow morning, look at these temperatures. even quakertown at 72. very warm for this time of the year, because of the high humidity. it's going to be uncomfortable. and then getting steamy in the afternoon. 93 in philadelphia. 5:00. 90 in reading. 92 in trenton. hot all over the area, even at the beaches. it won't be quite as hot at the
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shore over the weekend. we'll get more of a sea breeze. 84 degrees for saturday. 81 on sunday. suburbs, 89. 88. close to 90 degrees. little humid for this time of the year. but not as humid as tomorrow. you can check your own seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen at any time, by the way. in the tropics, we continue to watch this system. and it is disorganized. all right? but you can see the swirl, right, with the satellite? all you need are thunderstorms around the center, and then you've got a chance of a system developing. those thunderstorms are far away. that also means that the system tends to move straight to the west as opposed to northwest toward florida. so the possible paths, i think, are more likely in the southern track.
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eventually going into the gulf of mexico. and that's when it has the best chance of really intensifying. another area with some great weather this weekend in the poconos. 82 degrees. sunshine both days. it's just going to be a beauty. and at the jersey shore, like i mentioned, it's going to be hot tomorrow, but not as hot saturday and sunday. even monday and tuesday are looking dry as well. >> all right, thanks for that, glenn. the water is gone in many areas, but the piles of debris keep getting higher and higher. coming up, nbc 10 is live in louisiana. we followed volunteers as they helped communities clean up from the devastating floods. plus, a new term has surfaced in the presidential campaign. so why is hillary clinton accusing trump of going alt-right?
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the race for the white house got nastier today with hillary clinton and donald trump trading charges of bigotry. steve handelsman has the story from washington. >> reporter: in nevada, hillary clinton charged donald trump of racism. >> there's always been a paranoid fringe in our politics. a lot of it arising from racial
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resentment. but it's never had the nominee of a major party stoking it, encouraging it, and giving it a national mega phone until now. >> reporter: trump told supporters in new hampshire clinton is talking about them. >> she lies. and she smears, and she paints decent americans, you, as racists. >> reporter: last night trump used the "b" word. >> hillary clinton is a bigot. >> reporter: trump charged people of color, some trump supporters were shocked. today he promised minorities jobs. >> the important part of the message for me is the african-american community. because they have really been let down by hillary clinton and the democrats. >> reporter: it's a reach out to white voters, too. >> there are republicans who don't want to vote for hillary clinton. but they don't want to vote for someone who they think might be
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a racist. >> reporter: trump even polled an audience on fox about his flip-flop over immigration. >> what does not want them thrown out? >> reporter: trump openly looking for popular positions. even if that makes the outsider look like the politicians a appear. an 8-year-old girl caught in the cross fire. now the local police chief is telling her community to step up and demand justice for the child. plus, finding a way forward. a young woman from philadelphia's talking about life after the deadly shooting at the pulse nightclub in orlando.
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tonight an 8-year-old camden girl is clinging to life, and police are trying to figure out who pulled the trigger. >> police say gabby hill carter was caught in the cross fire of a gang dispute. cydney long is live at the scene. you have new information, right? >> reporter: keith, we do. just within the last hour or so, the reward for information that will lead to an arrest and conviction in this case has jumped from $5,000 to $6,000. it comes as detectives have been combing this neighborhood for clues in last night's shooting. but they have also been stopping traffic to gain leads.
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>> we have multiple shooters in this. she was not the intended target clearly. >> reporter: 8-year-old gabby hill carter is an innocent victim of bullets flying on the sidewalk near her home. she was shot in the head last night at 8:30. the horror has hall in tears. >> so many guns. >> i hear gunshots all the time in this area. so i don't come outside. >> reporter: investigators confirmed they are looking for four men. they aren't ready to release surveillance video of the gunmen leaving the area by car. >> we see violence out here every day. as far as camden, honestly, but when it happens to little kids, it messes you up. >> reporter: it comes as detectives combed an alleyway for clues, and passing out fliers urging neighbors to speak up. the police chief will include
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the u.s. attorney and fbi saying last night's shooting is gang involved. >> i've got a son that's a year older than her. i can't imagine what that family is going through. we assure the mother we're putting all of our resources to get the people that did this and hold them responsible. >> reporter: now instead of preparing for the start of 3rd grade, gabby is fighting for her life. >> it's not a good day for any of us. and certainly for the family. i'm certainly praying for her, and her parents. >> reporter: gabby's mother we're told has been by her side at the hospital. she does remain in extremely critical condition. police, we can tell you, handed out dozens, if not hundreds of these fliers this afternoon. they tell us if you know something, you can remain anonymous, we do have that phone number on our website live in south camden tonight, cydney long, nbc 10 news. >> cydney, thank you so much. let's turn to the first alert weather. look at this, exercising outside might have been a struggle
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today. much more humid out there. this is miles park in lafayette hill. if you think today was tough, it will be worse tomorrow. really thick out there, at least the humidity. >> get that exercise in if you're doing it outside early in the morning. we check in with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. he's got the hot neighborhood forecast. >> yeah, rosemary, tomorrow we're not only going to be hotter, we're going to be more humid. and there's going to be a lot more sunshine making it feel that much hotter. you're going to notice this tomorrow. right now, we're in the low to mid-80s, because there's a lot of cloudiness around. which is what we've seen most of the afternoon. the ocean temperature warm, 77 degrees. but the winds coming in off the ocean, so the beaches not all that warm, even though they've had a lot more sunshine at the shore than we have had inland. ocean city, avalon, stone harbor, all 79 degrees. the clouds moving through the area, and we'll be seeing
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clearing, as you can see it's clear in central and western pennsylvania. that's coming in tonight. but the temperatures not going down very much. 75 degrees by 6:00 a.m. that's an indication of just how humid it is. even lehigh valley, 73 degrees. in the 50s a couple of days ago. we'll see how long that real humid weather's going to hang around in a few minutes. we're getting a bird's-eye view, the damage left behind by a tornado outbreak in indiana. this is from the town of kokomo. where one of the twisters touched down wednesday. crews from throughout indiana are headed there to help restore power and clean up debris. indiana governor and republican vice presidential candidate mike pence got a firsthand look at the damage today. he toured the town of kokomo. at least 12 tornadoes touched down in indiana and ohio wednesday. amazingly, no one was hurt. now to the latest on the flooding in louisiana.
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about 2,500 people are still in shelters across the state. that's down from about 10,000 people at the beginning of this disaster. but now those folks who are out of the shelters, they're getting even more bad news as they return to their homes. >> sarah smith is joining us live from louisiana. she's been following volunteers as they try to help these flood victims. she's been doing this for quite some time before nbc 10. i think that's how we met her. sarah, one victim took you inside his home today. what did you see? >> reporter: yeah, high, keith. hi, rosemary. this is not new to me. i spent the day with team rubicon today going into homes where they were ripping out drywall, taking out insulation, taking out furniture, cleaning up after the floodwater came in. you know, they have to rip out everything up to the water line and above, so that mold doesn't
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spread and take over the house. we were at the home of richard mclarty who told me he was able to escape the flood with his wife and son by wading through the water. >> i mean, we lost pretty much everything we had. we weren't in the flood zone. this has never happened over here. the subdivision next door being here 52 years. and this has never happened. in their 52 years of residence. >> reporter:. >> sarah smith talking to the residents down there in louisiana. sarah, in addition to going inside people's homes, we've been seeing a lot of debris piling up outside of their houses. it's going to be a long way before things get back together. folks who can't go down to louisiana to volunteer, what can they do? >> reporter: yeah, you know, i
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mean, the need is great down here. you can see the trash is just lining the streets. and there's still so much work to be done. that's just to clean out. now it's the rebuild. there are organizations like team rubicon, the red cross who i was with yesterday, that you can support financially. go to red, go to team rubicon and that's how you can help. and also, i just want to mention that i'm here at the team rubicon headquarters, in a home depot parking lot that it's popped up in. i'm going to show you on facebook live right after this, on the nbc 10 facebook page, how a local company from princeton, new jersey, is helping team rubicondo their job down here. >> sarah smith, doing a great job down there, bringing this to our viewers. this is a national issue right now. sarah, thank you so much. follow her updates from baton rouge by going to our website or the nbc 10 app. coming up, swimmers at the
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jersey shore say something needs to be done about the sand. next at 5:00, why it's causing folks to get all banged up at the beach. plus the outrage over epi pens. the company's ceo is speaking out. who she blames for this controversial price hike.
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beloved phillies catcher carlos ruiz has been traded to the dodgers. ruiz has been part of the organization for 23 years. he was behind home plate as we all might remember when the phils won the world series in 2008. again, chooch, carlos ruiz headed to l.a. where he will reunite with former phillies second baseman chase utley. talks in football now. tomorrow the eagles will fly to their next preseason game. >> they face the colts on
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saturday. but one player will be making another important trip. just a few days later. you may remember jon dorenbos has been competed on "america's got talent." he has wowed the judges and the audience with his magic tricks. now he's going to compete in the semifinals next tuesday. that means a quick trip home to philly before he flies out to los angeles. and his teammates have high expectations. >> i think he's been doing an unbelievable job. he's done an unbelievable jobs the past two or three magic tricks. >> he's a talented guy. i know he's going to steal the stage, just like he always does. >> he's a beast, man. he's doing what he's showed us for the last, what, ten years that i've been seeing it. i'm just glad the world gets to see it. >> second most tenured player on that squad. dorenbos showed off his magic skills to csn's john clark. watch the saturday game, the eagles preseason kickoff special
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starts at 6:30, followed by the game at 7:00, only on nbc 10, your official eagles station. next on nbc 10 news at 5:00, her words inspired the country, after one of the worst tragedies. this young woman from philadelphia has more to say. what she wants the nation to know about what that tragic night inside an orlando nightclub was like.
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survivors of the pulse nightclub from this past june will not have to pay the out-of-pocket expenses at the hospital. they will accept only insurance and other types of compensation. according to officials, it adds up to nearly $5.5 million. in care.
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one of the people injured in that shooting is a woman from our area. >> you may remember philadelphia's patience carter from her moving account of the mass shooting while she was still in the hospital. she read a poem she wrote, as part of the healing process. >> i never thought in a million years this could happen. i never thought in a million years my eyes could witness something so tragic. looking at the souls leaving the bodies of individuals, looking at the killer's machine gun throughout my right per rif yal, looking at the blood and debris covered on everyone's faces, looking at the gunman's feet under the stall as he paces. >> carter was shot in both legs. yesterday she updated us on how she's coping since the attack. she said she thinks a lot about her friend, akira murray, who died inside that nightclub.
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>> up and down, emotional roller coaster. just remembering the faces of certain people that are no longer here. especially akira murray, who i was actually having fun with that night. and dancing with that person. watching that person bleed. that's a huge impact, you know, that changes your life forever. i just hope people remember that these were american people who were slain and killed. i think the world is really falling apart. because people are so strong in their beliefs, that nobody's coming together to really see the human side of everything of human beings. the people at pulse nightclub, we were all human beings. i had a lot of breakdowns in the hospital, when i got home to philadelphia. >> carter says it's just been
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two days since she stopped using the crutches. she said she's considering starting a scholarship for children in philadelphia in honor of her friend, akira. also tonight, a drug company blasted for raising the price of a life saving drug is responding to the outcry. the maker of the epi pen said it will take steps to lower the cost to some customers. as chris palone reports, that's not enough. >> reporter: under fire, the ceo of mylan -- >> as a mother, i can assure you the last thing that we would ever want is no one to have their epi pen due to price. >> reporter: offering a savings card that will cover up to $300 of a customer's co-payment. other low-income customers could get the devices for free. but the company is not lowering the list price which is more than $600 for two devices. that's a 400% price increase in
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eight years. the drug is a life saver for people with severe allergic reactions, especially children, and there's no allergic version. >> it was never intended that a consumer, that the patient would be paying list price. never. the system wasn't built for that. >> reporter: the price hike has drawn outrage with users with high insurance deductibles or no insurance at all. it's also drawing attention from members of congress. >> there needs to be an investigation about why this price has risen 600% or 700%. and what should be done about the broader problem of exorbitant price increases. >> reporter: also feeding the controversy, heather's salary which increased from more than $2 million a year to nearly $19 million since mylan acquired the epi pen in 2007. now your nbc 10 first alert weather.
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well, warm and humid day. it would have been even hotter if those clouds hadn't come in. it's 85 degrees now in philadelphia. we got up to 87 today. 84 in parts of new jersey. the clouds increase toward the shore. it's been fairly sunny at the shore. cloudy skies in the lehigh valley. kind of dark up in that area. and let's check out the temperatures across parts of new jersey. inland new jersey. audubon 84. tu turnersville 83. princeton 81. hopewell township at 83 degrees. it's going to be hotter in every one of those places tomorrow. we have the clouds moving through new jersey now. clearing coming in through central and western pennsylvania. we've got some showers in western pennsylvania, near erie. but that's mostly going straight to the east. if anything, it would graze the poconos later on tonight. we've got hot and mainly dry
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weather for the rest of the month. we've got another week, right? look at the temperatures over the next week. so tomorrow should be the hottest of all the days. but it's close to 90. all the way through next friday. average high 84. so this is all going to add up to the hottest august ever recorded in philadelphia. and it's going to be pretty dry. rain chances in philadelphia, practically nonexistent until tuesday. dover, similar story. at the shore, even tuesday might not even be any significant chance for rain. now, we've got a certainty that it's going to feel hotter than the temperature tomorrow. chestnut hill feeling like 96. in parts of delaware, harrington, 94, feeling like 104. it's always more humid in
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delaware and at the jersey shore. cape may, 90, feeling like 99. in the tropics, we keep watching this system. if it develops, it would be a threat to south florida. but it has not. it's not organized at all. but the center is right there. it still has a center. so if thunderstorms start developing around the center, then it's got a chance to develop. that may not happen until it gets perhaps south of florida and goes into the gulf of mexico. so we haven't heard the last of that system. thank you so much, glenn. lester holt joins us now from the nbc studios in new york. >> a look at what's coming up on "nbc nightly news." good evening, lester. >> hey, keith and rosemary. ahead for us, charges of racism hurled from both camps in the race for president. the quake zone in italy. and al roker will have more on that brewing situation that
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could be threatening florida and the gulf coast. we'll see you here for "nightly news" at 6:30. >> see you then. thank you for that, lester. coming up next, one of the jersey shore's most popular beaches. >> but is it also becoming one of the most dangerous. why the sand in cape may is causing so many problems. plus, all new on nbc 10 news at 6:00, septa, the county by county crime spree that cost more than half a million dollars.
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so you can clearly see what's in and what's out? oh absolutely. i like that. tech support that lets your technician see the problem over your smartphone. only from fios. people are feting hurt at a popular jersey shore beach. they're pleading with officials to do something about it. >> ted greenberg explains why the two sides can't agree if there's a problem at all. >> reporter: summer in the surf in cape may. for many it also comes with a swell of concerns about people getting hurt. >> i'm very worried about beach safety. i have a child who was gravely injured. >> reporter: louise was among those who expressed their worries at this special meeting today, to members of federal and state agencies that regulate beach construction projects. >> what are your intentions to make the beaches safer? >> we're not at all convinced
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that there is a safety issue per se that these beaches are unsafe. we've not seen evidence to that effect. >> reporter: but local beach safety advocates blame a multitude of surf injuries on the shore break, or beach slope, where waves crash into steep sloping sand. swimmers can plunge head-first towards the ocean floor, even in small surf. >> i am convinced there is a problem. look harder at what is really happening. >> reporter: a beach renourishment is slated for cape may this fall. the issue of beach safety isn't currently part of federal replenishment and protection projects. but local leaders say they'll push congress to change that. >> enlist them to help us get the charge for beach safety into the mission of the army corps of engineers. >> reporter: officials are also working with a local hospital to compile more definitive data on injuries suffered in the surf here. and other beach resorts in cape may county. >> i feel that everybody
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involved, all the agencies involved here are starting to listen. >> reporter: the city recently stepped up its efforts to warn beachgoers about potential dangers here. so far this year, fire department ems crews have responded to 16 surf related injuries. that's way down from 51 last summer. in cape may, i'm ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. exclusive video next at 6:00. only nbc 10 is there as a former volunteer firefighter is put in handcuffs. the crime he's accused of, and why his arrest now has police warning parents and children. plus, we're learning more about the delaware mother who died while doing something on her bucket list. the missteps investigators say she made that caused the ziplining death.
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right now at 6:00, officer hit-and-run. new unforgettable surveillance video shows the moment of impact along a busy main street in mantayak. the crucial mistakes a mother made while ziplining. plus time is ticking on the ticker board. why amtrak wants to get rid of the fixture for passengers at 30th street station. we begin with breaking news at 6:00. only nbc 10 was there as a volunteer firefighter was arrested in bucks county.
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investigators say he had inappropriate pictures of underage girls on his cell phone. good evening. i'm keith jones. police believe there could be more potential victims, and they have a warning tonight for parents and children. nbc 10's deanna durante is live with this exclusive story from bensalem. deanna, what can you tell us? >> reporter: eric ward was taken from here just a little while ago to face a judge. we're told that he was given bail, $7,000, no word yet if he posted that bail. tonight he's charged with computer theft, invasion of privacy, and corruption. and police say at the time of the alleged crimes was a volunteer firefighter. eric, do you want to say anything? he shakes his head no as he's escorted to his first court appearance. investigators say on august 14th a bensalem woman called police saying her phone was stolen. ward was found to have the phone and he


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