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hurricane victims are now being told to stay away. and confusion. local immigrants thought they were safe from deportation, but now president trump says, no deal. >> announcer: nbc 10 news starts now. right now, all new at 5:00, the devastation of two record-breaking hurricanes now reaching your wallet. harvey in texas and irma in florida brought billions of dollars in damage to homes there and now the price tag for those catastrophes could hurt you. good evening. i'm keith jones. >> and i'm erin coleman. we'll get to that local exact in just a few seconds. but first, with president trump in florida today, touring the devastation of irma. his third visit to a storm-ravaged area in the last two weeks. the president touched down in ft. myers today, along with the first lady and vice president mike pence. the president saw firsthand how devastating the damage is in florida. he thanked first responders and met with survivors whose lives had been shattered by the storm. >> they went through something
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that, i guess, the likes of which we can really say nobody's ever seen before. they've never seen a category like this come in, because it came in really at a 5. all you have to do is look at what happened in the keys. >> the president also received a hurricane recovery briefing from fema and coast guard officials. >> as recovery begins in florida, experts predict the damage could equal nearly $9 billion in insurance payouts. that's after about $11 billion issed and to cover the damage from hurricane harvey. tonight, there is concern these twin catastrophes could cost you more to insure your home. >> nbc 10 jersey shore bureau reporter ted greenberg found out that insurance spikes could impact those who live miles away from the coast. >> reporter: she may be ve ventnor's mayor, but that doesn't make beth holtzman less vulnerable to insurance hikes. her annual payment was just over
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$2,200. this year, over $3,400. >> it is painful. >> reporter: her home among the many in this community damaged by hurricane sandy and then repaired or rebuilt. now hurricanes harvey and irma are expected to put an even larger strain on the national flood insurance program, administered by fema, which was already about $25 billion in debt. >> it's scary. because from what you read and what you hear, it's just going to keep going up. flood insurance is going to chase people out of their homes. >> i think these storms put pressure on everyone so evaluate their homes and have homes that are going to be safe from future flood damage. >> reporter: the president of thomas heist insurance agency predicts those who don't raise their houses will pay the price. >> in the long-term, those homeowners are going to see increases anywhere between 15 and 25%. >> reporter: heist tells me after hurricane sandy, many homeowners also saw their deductibles for wind damage go up. he says we might now see that trend continue, not just for those along the coast, but inland, as well.
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>> it's going to hurt everybody. >> reporter: beth hotltzman say the expense and aggravation of raising her house just isn't worth it, but faced with rising insurance costs, she admits -- >> probably won't be able to retire here. >> reporter: -- this won't likely be her forever home. meanwhile, investigators are working around the clock to make sure elderly patients are safe after the deaths of eight patients in a sweltering nursing home. they died after hurricane irma knocked out power at the facility. a criminal investigation is underway, while loved ones are demanding answers. >> it felt like 110, 115 degrees in there. >> investigators say portable units were being used to cool the facility after the buildings' main ac unit went out. some people from south jersey were planning to help nursing homes in florida, but are now being told not to come. we'll explain why their help is on hold in a live report coming up at 5:30. to this, now.
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exchange for other border security measures. but today he says he never agreed to that and he will push forward with building it. >> ultimately, we have to have the wall. if we don't have the wall, we're doing nothing. >> and all this back and forth is bringing anxiety and frustration to local d.r.e.a.m.ers. tonight, nbc 10's aundrea cline-thomas joins uh now along the ben franklin parkway. this indecision in washington is a little bit confusing for a lot of people. >> reporter: it is very confusing, guys. and i want you to take a look behind me. you see all of these flags. it shows that philadelphia like the entire nation is a community of immigrants. and as you said, within the last 24 hours, a lot of folks is have told me, they have a lot of anxiety. olivia vazquez says that daca gave her a sense of relief. she was brought to the united states illegally from mexico when she was only 10 years old. but she monitors the news today, as her future is now uncertain. >> looking at allowing people to
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stay here. we're working on a plan, we'll see how it works out. but we're going to get massive border security. >> last week, president trump announced plans to end daca, the program that allows her to remain and work in the country. >> we know that this is just part of their political game. >> reporter: last night, democratic leaders said a deal was struck with the president that would keep the young immigrants from being deported. but this morning, through a series of tweets, trump said there was no deal. but he seemingly supported d.r.e.a.m.ers, saying they've been in our country for many years, through no fault of their own. >> i got a ton of texts yesterday, like last night when the announcement was made and it was all of them being anxious. >> that anxiety is turning into action. in addition to rallies, plans are in place to better educate the affected communities about their rights. >> if i.c.e. is at your door, don't open it. you have a right to remain silent, which means, you don't have to say anything to them and you have the right to an
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attorney. >> to olivia, even if daca is preserved for her, the immigration policy doesn't go far enough. >> what they're proposing is that they will benefit some of us at the expense of others. >> reporter: now, while all of this is happening, the city of philadelphia is trying to go out of its way to make sure that immigrants feel welcome here, documented or otherwise. we're going to show you how. that's coming up at 6:00. for now, reporting live in logan square, aundrea cline-thomas, nbc 10 news. we're live right now over breaking news in philadelphia's olney section. police on the scene of a shooting there. this is second street and olney avenue. you can see some law enforcement officials gathered there. looks like an alleyway behind a row of homes. the victim, we're told, was rushed to the hospital. so far, no arrests. we have new details about the chain of events leading up to a local college lacrosse
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player's death. attorneys tell nbc 10 today that mccrae williams was at an off-party campus hours before he was found unconscious inside of his dorm. an autopsy found williams dead from blunt force head injuries. but investigators don't know how he was injured. a source close to the case tells nbc 10 easton police have started interviewing fellow students. turning to your first alert weather right now, and you should keep your umbrella close, no matter where you are heading tonight, or really tomorrow, too. a look right now, broad street and center city from our kimmel center campus camera. what's left of hurricane irma, you can see it there pushing off on the radar. >> let's talk to first alert meteorologist tammie souza now. we've got a lot of rain to contend with there. >> you know what, it's going to come and go. you'll have showers coming and going. if you have one of those
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itty-bitty foldup umbrellas, slip that in your pocket or purse. you'll need it periodically through saturday and now the models are hinting at very early on saturday morning. these are pesky showers, certainly. and very rarely are they going to provide a heavy downpour. maybe a brief, steady downpour. you can see some spotty showers popping up around the philadelphia area. if you're out here in philadelphia, even out perhaps towards maybe chestnut hill, you are looking at some showers. chester, a shower there. westchester, charles town. these are just very brief. ef-wi we have clouds out there. it's kind of soupy and humid. we're in the 80s. and you can see this widely disorganized batch of showers be a little rotation to it. that's what's left of irma out there. so this is what we're going to be planning on watching for the next several hours. we'll drop from 81, where we are now. we'll see all those clouds, could see a spotty shower. 74 at 8:00 tonight and at 11:00 tonight, 71. it is going to be a muggy night out there, so we will talk about that. and of course, i'm going to be talking about more about jose, a hurricane that could now affect
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us when i come back in just a few minutes. >> all right, we'll see you then, tammie. in the meantime, pennsylvania going broke. that's the word from the state treasurer's office. the money is expected to run out tomorrow. the treasurer's office says the state won't be able to pay its bills, that includes a $2 billion monthly medicaid payment to medical providers. a raucous return today for members of philadelphia's city council after a group of protesters interrupted their first day back to work. activists from the group called philly for real justice shouted and interrupted the public comments portion of the meeting. the organization calls for police reform and a better relationship between black communities and law enforcement. the sheriff's office says five people were cited for disorderly conduct. if you have anxiety, you can now treat it with medical marijuana in delaware. today's bill also removes that requirement for a psychiatrist to assign an application for
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medical marijuana for posttraumatic stress disorder. instead, any physician would be allowed to sign. and soon, recreational marijuana could be legal in delaware. lawmakers are rolling out legislation allowing anyone over 21 years old to smoke for fun. up next, all new at 5:00, the broken system in pennsylvania that's linked to dozens of children's deaths. plus, a country star honored after a helicopter crashed in south jersey, taking his life. how nashville's most famous remembered him, today. and east versus west. in the fight over amazon, philadelphia up against pittsburgh as both cities try to lure the tech giant's new headquarters. but first, charging bull attack. the message behind this vandi vandalism of a wall street icon.
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the system is broken in pennsylvania's at-risk children aren't safe. that's the conclusion after a year-long review of pennsylvania's children and youth services. a new report called state of a child was released today. it said case workers investigating child abuse were underpaid, inadequately trained, plagued by high turnover and face dangerous conditions. 46 children died, nearly 79
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almost died in the state last year. and one of those children was 14-year-old grace packer. packer was murdered as part of a rape fantasy. her adoptive mother and her mother's boyfriend are charged in the case. state lawmakers have called for a probe into the state's foster care policies after packer's murder. it's important to note, she was placed into foster care by a for-profit foster care agency, not by the state. hundreds of mourners gathered in nashville today to remember troy gentry. fans and country music artists packed the grand old opry to remember him. gentry died last friday. the helicopter he was in crashed in medford. the ntsb says the crash was caused by engine problems. the pilot, who was also killed in that crash, reported those problems shortly after takeoff. >> what i wanted to say more than anything is how much i admired watching troy and eddie
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when they hit this stage, whether it was here or the ryman, and how many people you could tell came just to see them. >> the popular group little big town also performed at today's memorial. more activity today at the statue of former philadelphia mayor frank rizzo. you can see the swarm of police surrounding the statue in center city around 8:30 this morning. let's take a live look right now of what the statue looks like from our camera on top of the comcast tower. pretty unchanged. just a few people out there, you can count them, maybe six or seven. this week a new statue has people buzzing. this hair pick topped by a black power fist is just feet away from the rizzo statue. it was installed by mural arts philadelphia. the sculpture is titled all power to all people. it's part of the mural art's new public art in history project monument lab. it features work from 20 artists placed at 12 sites in the city for the next nine weeks.
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someone defaced a monument to confederate general robert e. lee in downtown roanoke, virginia. the words "rest in power, heather heyer," were painted on the structure. she was killed during an anti-neo-nazi rally last month in charlottesville. a similar scene in new york city. the unofficial mascot of the financial district was found this morning with its head doused in blue paint. a sash was also draped over the neighboring fearless girl statue. it read, "draw the blue line," which police call an apparent reference to the paris climate accord. one of baseball's most iconic venues at the center of some controversy. during the fourth hiddeni innint night's game at fenway park, fans hung a large black banner that read, "racism is as american as baseball" if t." the banner was quickly removed, as well as the fans who put it up there. jurors heard more testimony today about trips that bob
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menendez took on a wealthy donor's dime. two pilots testified they flew menendez on private planes, paid for by the donor, a florida eye doctor. prosecutors say the flights were part of a pattern of bribery. menendez denies the allegations. he says that the dpigifts were between friends and the trial continues monday. if senator menendez is forced to resign, new jersey voters are saying they don't want governor chris christie to take his place. that's according to a new quinnipiac university poll. it finds only 3% of voters are okay with christie taking that position. an arrest warrant says a maryland man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend sent texts to her sister, pretending to be the girlfriend after she was reported missing. the warrants say the texts claim tyler teszier was not the father of 31-year-old laura wallins' unborn child. teszier is now charged with first-degree murder in connection with wallins' death. officers found her body yesterday buried in a shallow
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grave. the teacher's family reported her missing september 5th. switching gears now. villanova university showed off its newest treat today to help celebrate campus safety day. the mobile treat unit -- i wish this was on campus when i was there as a student -- is the newest by the public safety department. officials say the rehabbed ice cream truck will be used to help school officers engage with villanova students, faculty, and staff. as a teacher, now i've got to keep an eye out for that one, for sure. and the philadelphia fire department has bragging rights over the police department tonight. the department was presented a $10,000 check for winning this year's battle of the badges. the departments go head to head, seeing who can lose the most weight on the weight watchers system. overall, the fire department is now leading with 16 wins against the police department's 15 wins. 16-15. a tight race there. >> very much so. all right, turning to our first alert weather now, rough waves at the jersey shore. a live look at cape may.
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hurricane jose churning in the ocean, creating a rip current danger at the shore. be careful. >> got to be mindful of that. let's talk to first alert meteorologist tammie souza. we're going to be dealing with a lot of rain, tammie. >> we'll deal with that rain on again, off again through saturday. it's not going to be a lot all day long, but it is going to be pockets of rain. and we just talked about the rip current risk. this is going to be with us through next week. it's moderate to high rip current risk for the delaware beaches and the new jersey beaches, because of those huge swells that are being created by what is now tropical storm jose, expected to re-strengthen. so let's go to check the temperature at avalon. you can see pretty much a vacant beach and the waves are fairly small right now, but that tropical storm is going to start taking a turn and come up the east coast and it's really going to push a lot of water in our direction, churning up these waves. 78 right now in avalon. the winds out of the south and southwest to 10 miles per hour. let's go to philadelphia, 81, and the winds are out of the southwest at 13 miles an hour. so we're about average today. actually, a little above average, temperature wise.
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we have a few spotty showers around the area. we have had a few of them in philadelphia and often delaware and chester county. you can see now that they're just starting to dissipate. so that will be the story, i think, for this evening. but you can see on the wide picture, we really have the rotation of what is left of irma. this is just widely disorganized and scattered and it's going to be a couple of days before this all makes its way through our area. let's go hour by hour for you, set up what's going to happen. we're going to be looking at temperatures drop down overnight, generally into the 70s and 60s. the winds are going to turn off the land. we're going to see some spotty showers tomorrow, especially in the afternoon and evening, if you're going to be going to that u-mass/temple game, bring the rain slicker, just in case. fold it up, take it with you. saturday, some spotty showers out there as well and maybe into sunday morning. tropical headlines, jose expected to restrengthen. it will be a hurricane again by the weekend. it has a track that could be parallel to the east coast, so we need to watch this thing. looked like it wasn't going to
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happen, now we'll have to keep an eye on it. next week, next tuesday, that's when we'll have to keep the closest aon what's going on wit jose. the track brings it up very close to the east coast. 70-mile-per-hour winds. but the cone is now encroaching on parts of southern delaware and the jersey shore. so we'll talk more about this and have your ten-day on 10 coming up in just a few minutes. the eagles undefeated after their week one win. >> there's one play the fans can't stop talking about. what wide receiver nelson agular said to carson wentz after this touchdown. we can watch it over and over. you might think, though, what he said was an insult. until you hear his explanation about it. a nun with a chainsaw is captivating the internet. up next, she tells us her motivation for this unique way to help hurricane victims.
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you're watching nbc 10 news at 5:00 with keith jones and erin coleman. >> she's now commonly known as the chainsaw nun, but she says people shouldn't be focused on her. sister margaret ann was recorded by a miami police officer when he spotted her clearing trees after irma. >> the chainsaw nun sounds like a really bad horror movie. >> yeah. >> she says she was only doing
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god's will, though. >> there was a need and i tried to do what was there and by the gift -- by god's grace, i had the tool to do it, i had the chainsaw, and i was able to help out. that's all i wanted to do. >> tremendous. sister margaret ann says helping other people is what makes this nation strong. putting on the finishing touches. tonight, the divine marein hotel hosts a sneak peek of its renovation.
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right now at 5:30, emergency workers doing everything they can to keep nursing home patients safe following the deaths of eight patients. their nursing home lost power because of hurricane irma and that created sweltering conditions inside. now we've learned a south jersey lawyer with a history of fighting nursing home abuse has just landed in florida. >> he plans to meet with the families of the victims over the next couple of days. nbc 10 south jersey bureau reporter cydney long just spoke to him and joins us now live in mullica hill. cyd? >> i can tell you that saw gruber has offices both in north jersey as well as mt. laural and got the call this morning to make sure he could get on the ground in florida. i just hung up the phone with him a few minutes ago. he's ready to listen and fight if he's retained. fresh off a flight from
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philadelphia to the devastation of miami -- >> everything is in a whirlwind now because of the investigation. >> reporter: attorney saul gruber of mt. laural will spend the next several days gathering family information from loved ones of senior citizens who died inside this hollywood, florida, nursing home. >> it's horrific. and what's worse about it is, i don't know if you're aware of where this nursing home is. right across the street is hollywood memorial hospital. right across the street. >> reporter: he's been fighting nursing home neglect and abuse nationwide for 25 years. gruber doesn't blame irma. he says even with generators running, there was no ac or plan in place. he called it sheer neglect and abandonment. he and attorneys will meet with families tomorrow. >> we're setting up meetings, just to sit and talk to them. we're keeping it very, very private. >> reporter: gruber says after the devastation they've already endured with irma's wrath, now comes guilt. on behalf of sons and daughters and siblings of those who died. >> oh, my god, what did i do?
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how did i not get my mom out of there? why didn't it get to the nursing home, even though the state wouldn't let you go there, because it was in a state of emergency. >> reporter: meantime, it was this photo of seniors trapped in harvey floodwaters in houston that inspired bud verfaile to act. with $5,000 in funds raised, supplies and 12 volunteers from mullica hill set to shove off saturday for florida, they were told, please don't come, there's a fuel shortage and groups there to help are becoming stranded. >> we couldn't get the fuel. we had -- we had concerns that with a volunteer group, that i felt for their safety, if i cannot get them back and forth safely. >> reporter: now, verfaile with 12 rotary volunteers is not givigive giving up. he's, in fact, working the phones inside as we speak to make sure he can get his hands on a fuel tanker to get this group to florida and help where it's needed the most. we're live in mullica hill, i'm
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cydney long, nbc 10 news. camden county animal shelter is also helping with the relief effort. the shelter is now housing ten dogs that were displaced from hurricane irma and harvey, five from texas, five from florida. they are being offered up for adoption. the shelter is located on county house road in blackwood. the remnants of what was hurricane irma have been bringing us showers today. you can see those passing showers, too, on first alert radar. let's get right over to first alert meteorologist tammie souza. we're in for those umbrellas in our hands for the next couple of days or so, right? >> yeah. and get the tiny one so you can fold it up and put it in your pocket. you'll have to put it nearby if you have any outdoor activities. it's not heavy rain, but we are seeing them pop up as doppler radar sweeps the skies. upper pitts grove, salem, there's a showers intensifying moving past you. again, these are very tinied and widespread, but they are going to be pesky, especially if
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you're the one caught outside underneath one of them. you can see the rotation of the remnants of irma and it's really pretty disorganized. you have rotation to the northwest across pennsylvania and it's kind of wide and it's going to linger and take its time getting past us. so for tomorrow in fairmont, you'll see 80 with the chance of a shower, especially late in the day tomorrow. swanksville, 84. allentown, 82. we'll be at or above our normal temperatures, which should be 79 to 80 degrees this time of year. buena, you'll be at 83. wildwood, 79. and in newark, 79 degrees. when i come back in a few minutes, we'll talk more about your weekend forecast and we are going to talk more about how hurricane jose could affect us. a government panel has approved a plan to construct a part of a natural gas pipeline in new jersey's pylons. st it would run 30 miles along the route.
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environmental groups say the pipelines could destroy environmentally sensitive lands and threaten communities. new jersey natural gas says they'll provide a backup source of natural gas to more than 1 million people. now here's a look at some of the stories making headlines, county by county, across our region today. until delaware county, the man accused in a murder that rocked the mainline earlier this summer says he still has to hire a lawyer. der derrick rollins appeared in court this morning three weeks after being captured in georgia. a judge agreed to delay the case for two weeks after rollins told him he was still in the process of hiriing a private attorney. rollins accused of killing and shooting john le back in july. in new castle county, wilmingtwomen womeni womening wilmington firefighters were out to make sure you have working smoke detectors. according to the national fire protection association, a third of home fire deaths occur in homes without smoke alarms.
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just this week, a man was killed in wilmington when he ran back into his burning home. he thought his wife was still inside, but she had already gotten out. in burlington county, 20 people are celebrating their first night as u.s. citizens. they took the oath of allegiance at the old courthouse in mt. holly today. the new citizens represent 17 different countries. from all of us here at nbc 10, we would like to wish them congratulations. a deadly crash caused big backups during this morning's commute on i-95 in wilmington. it happened near frawley stadium around 7:30. one car was smashed and looks like it caught on fire. the other car has front end damage and its door was ripped off. at least one person was killed. now to new video tonight of a robbery and shooting caught on camera. take a look. you can see a man and a woman walk up to a 60-year-old victim on north 53rd street in west philadelphia. police say the pair pulled out a gun and tried to rob him. and after the victim handed over
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the cash, investigators say the male suspect shot him in the stomach. the victim was taken to the hospital. police still searching for that couple. in delaware today, a big group of people packed the chase center to talk about an uncomfortable but really important subject. suicide among military members and veterans. today's lunch served as a reminder for all of the resources to veterans, service members, and their families. because every day, 22 veterans take their own life in the united states. state leaders want people to know, help is available. >> we want to reach out and try to help our community become a little healthier and know what to do in those crisis situations. september is suicide prevention month. up next, the amazon fight that is splitting peninsula. tonight, pittsburgh and philadelphia both want to become the tech giant's new home. so, whose side is the governor
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taking? but first, the mother load of all hacks. your social security number might be exposed. how the equifax attack may show that your rights have long been ignored. tomorrow is high school football friday, and that means time is running out for you to vote for our game of the week. the choices are archbishop ryan and father judge. archbishop wood and st. joe's prep, or willingboro and west stepford. to cast your vote, visit or the nbc 10 app. and you can call or text your choice to 610-624-4111. we'll announce the winner tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00.
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you're watching nbc 10 news at 5:00 with keith jones and erin coleman. tonight, the federal trade commission, the division of the government set up to protect consumers, is investigating the massive data breach at equifax. it comes as the government investigators are trying to track down who's behind this cyber attack. in the meantime, consumers are struggling with how to protect themselves from identity theft. a lawyer with the national consumer law center says customer rights have long been ignored with companies like equifax. >> well, one of the things that this hack points to is the need to rethink how we do identity verification in this country. >> nbc's tom costello looks at
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the ways this equifax leak could impact your daily life. much more on his report, coming up at 6:30 on "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. to the eagles now. they take on the chiefs this sunday. and fans are hoping for more touchdowns just like this one from carson wentz. we talk to one of his wide receivers about why he is loving the qb right now. and i'm tracking some scattered showers out there. it's a humid, muggy day. how hot did we get and how hot will it be for your weekend? i'll have that forecast, coming up. and a former philadelphia priest once accused of abusing dozens of children is found dead in a motel room. the story, ahead at 6:00. our veterans have given us the rights
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and freedoms that we have and we enjoy today. ready. aim. fire. and it's important for us to let them know that we will never forget their service.
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fire. it was steve's idea to have this cemetery. this was supplied to the veterans, giving us a final resting place. we owe everything to steve for what he gave us here. i wanted to make sure that we just didn't say thank you to veterans, we had tangible things to show, and i think we've accomplished that. [ "taps" playing ]
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it is the play everybody is talking about from the eagles' week one win. quarterback carson wentz's scramble, hold the ball nearly five seconds before he fires it right there to nelson agular. an exchange immediately after this play between agular and his qb after this touchdown still has people talking. >> danny pommells joins us now to explain. >> 58 yards of david blaine magic in total. carson wentz hold the ball for 8.98 seconds, to be exact. and, yeah, we timed it. named the play one of their plays of the week this week. and after the play was over, agular himself was amazed by what he saw. >> you can read right there what the sidelines microphones caught nelson saying to his quarterback. of course he meant that with the utmost compliment. agular sat down for an exclusive conversation this week with our
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eagles game day kickoff show and explained his reaction in the moment. >> i called him a savage. yeah, i definitely let him know that that man right there is just savage. he will not be denied. and i love that about him. and all the other great things he has as a quarterback, being communicate, but just that savage mentality to not be denied is what i love about him. >> you can't measure the heart of number 11. agular also opened up about his struggles from last season. that's it for me. i'll see you at 6:00, but for now, keith and erin, back to you. >> you can see nelson's extended interview on our eagles game day kickoff show at 9:30 a.m. on sunday. that is followed by eagles game plan and after sunday night football, our special eagles game day final has all of your highlights, locker room reaction, and a doug peterson exclusive interview. professional lacrosse is returning to philadelphia. >> yeah, the city made the
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announcement today. as for the team's name, that's up to you. >> philadelphia hasn't had a team since the wings back in 2014. the team moved to connecticut and became the new england black wolves. the new philadelphia team will become the 11th franchise in the league. >> there's an amazing tradition here, and we know that this is an amazing sports town in the environment that's going to be created here around the team's games is going to be renowned throughout the league. >> the new lacrosse team will start playing in the 2018/2019 season. his panic heritage month. the phanatic was more than happy to take part. the green guy was part of a bilingual assembly today at an elementary school in north philadelphia. there he goes. the school was selected for being top readers in the philly's phanatic about reading
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program. the program encourages children to read at least 15 minutes every day. officials from the school district of philadelphia are gearing up for tomorrow's high school fair at the convention center. superintendent dr. william hite spoke at today's kickoff event. parents got a chance to connect with more than 100 public, private, charter and catholic high schools across the city. it runs from 5:00 to 7:00 tomorrow at the pennsylvania convention center and from 10:00 to 3:00 on saturday. nice day for a stroll outside. check that out. we saw a lot of people out and about in easton. but take advantage of the dry weather while you can. >> take a live look now at boathouse row from our camera on top of the mellen building. trust me, you can't see it here, but the clouds, they are rolling in. let's get right to first alert chief meteorologist tammie souza. you can even see it right here. tracking rain, tammie.
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>> a little bit of rain, carry the umbrella, it doesn't look like you'll be caught in an a downpour, but you'll probably be caught in an unfortunate shower. what was nice to see all the shadows on the ground with those shots around the city that erin and keith showed us, because that means the sun was out today. now here comes those clouds and some are laden with some raindrops. 84 was our high today. no rain so far in philadelphia, but we could pick up a few one hundredths of an unch tonight and the winds at 100 miles per hour. 81 in mt. holly. it is 81 in philadelphia. 73 in coatesville. mt. pocono at 67 and atlantic city at 79 with dover coming in at 80 degrees. so we're comfortable. we have overachieved as far as temperature. we should be around 79 this time of year spop h. so hitting the low 80s, we were above average. so we're talking about, they are going to increase because you see this whole field of showers. they're going to be moving through over the next couple of days. and at times, it will be a quick, steady shower.
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other times, just a quick sprinkle, but it is going to be persistent on again and off again, all the way through saturday, perhaps even into sunday morning. so, take a look at this. we get spotty showers tonight. tomorrow, you may start off with just some cloud cover. and then the showers move in once again. we're into the low 80s tomorrow. it looks like saturday, we will start with some clouds, but some spotty showers are possible. and there we're into the low 80s. if you're going to be going out to the u mass game, there is a chance of a shower. that game will kick off at 79 degrees, so make sure to bring that rain slicker just in case so you don't get soaked. all right, jose is a tropical storm right now. 70-mile-an-hour winds. it is expected to go to the west and then curve to the north, parallel to the east coast. and it is expected to strengthen. it's going to move over some very warm water out here, closer to the u.s. water that was not disturbed by irma or by harvey or by katia in the gulf of mexico. look at where the cone has been drawn now. it's widened out, so anywhere in
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this cone is fair game. right now that does include parts of southern delaware and the jersey shore. and that could be a category 1 hurricane. too early to tell what the effects would be. and what the final track would be, but here is a look at all the forecast models. and again, many of them stay offshore. a few of them come right on in to the east coast. so we'll have to be watching this very closely. this is for next week. here, again, is the timing. look at the timing. here we go and there you are tuesday, wednesday, that's where it should be offshore. here's the european model, our most trusted forecast model. and then it curves it back out. the path is not determined yet because this thing actually doesn't have a clear steering mechanism at this point. for us tonight, we're going to be looking at the 60s across the area. 62 in the lehigh valley. 65 in delaware. and in philadelphia, 68 degrees. a spot ty shower is going to be possible. your neighborhood forecast for tomorrow, includes clouds out there. could see a spotty shower. 80 in philadelphia. south jersey, 83. and the jersey shore at 81 with delaware coming in at 79.
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your ten-day on 10. well, we stay nice and mild and warm. 80 tomorrow with the chance of a shower. 84 on saturday. sunday at 83. 79 monday, and possibly the effects of jose the middle of next week. and look at this, fall officially starts next friday, guys. wants amazon. >> everybody. the competition is heating up across the country and across pennsylvania. pittsburgh versus philadelphia, with 50,000 jobs on the line, next. nervous and skittish. that's how some local immigrants describe their feelings toward their future in america. how the city of philadelphia is rallying around them, at 6:00. i make it easy to save $600 on car insurance,
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you get my bomb-diggity discounts automatically. ♪ no duh, right? [ chuckles ] sir, you forgot -- keep it. you're gonna need it when i make it precipitate. what, what? what? welcome back. lester holt joins us now for the nbc studios in new york. >> he has a look at what's coming up on "nbc nightly news." hey, lester. >> hi, keith and erin. ahead for us, why suffering patients were not evacuated sooner from that sweltering miami nursing home, where eight people died. also, what three women who worked for google are accusing the tech giant of doing. and a close look at lupus after a major pop star undergoes a kidney transplant. we'll tell you more about that when we see you coming up here on "nbc nightly news." but for now, back to you in philly. >> we'll see you at 6:30. thanks, lester. to this now, a battle
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between east and west is heating up in pennsylvania. philadelphia and pittsburgh fighting it out. the prize, the new headquarters for amazon. the second north american headquarters of the online retailer will employ up to 50,000 workers. it will also cost at least $5 billion the build and operate. and both pennsylvania cities are hoping hq2 will call their city home. and the battle appears to be getting political my. >> wait until you hear this. some lawmakers from western pennsylvania are even sending a letter to the governor, trying to sway things in favor of pittsburgh. so what does the governor think? well, he appears to be staying neutral, saying, quote, i am the governor of pennsylvania. we certainly don't want to get into trying to play favorites within the pennsylvania family, end quote. but then there's this. this week, the pittsburgh post gazette posted an editorial about why the steel city should win the fight, writing, quote pittsburgh would be a much better headquarters choice than
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many other likely contenders, including philadelphia with its east coast weather and swaths of abject poverty. well, today the philadelphia mayor's office responded saying, quote, there are so many good things to share about philly, we don't need to waste anytime tearing down other cities. i like that. >> taking the high road. according to, pittsburgh isn't even in the top ten list of possible locations, but philadelphia is fourth on their list. take that, pittsburgh. >> fourth, you said, right? >> fourth! >> where's pittsburgh? >> i don't know. but philadelphia, other places in our area plan to join the amazon fight. the state of delaware, the city of camden as well as atlantic and mercer counties all expect to make bids. >> and while we're talking about amazon, the company's price cuts at whole foods are bringing increased foot traffic to the grocery chain. according to the app four square, stores saw a 25% increase in the first two days after the merger was complete. and those discounts were rolled out. that's compared to the same two
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days the previous week before amazon had announced its promised price cuts. we are working on several brand-new stories for you next on nbc 10 news at 6:00. >> here are jim rosenfield and jacqueline london. >> thanks, guys. so what happened before a young college athlete received a fatal head injury? nbc 10 is piecing together new details from that evening. more than $2 million in the bank. why a former jersey shore police chief is getting a large settlement from the city he once protected. what's old is new again. we'll take you behind the scenes of the newly renovated divine lorraine hotel. plus, the special participaners with another historic philadelphia landmark.
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his final hours. nbc 10 is learning new details about a lafayette college la crosse recruit that died just days into the school year. uncertain future. young faces of philadelphia's immigrant community react to the mixed messages from the white house. historic halls. we take you inside -- >> announcer: nbc 10 news starts now. dead at 19. tonight, nbc 10 news has uncovered new details as to what unfolded leading up to the death of a lafayette college lacrosse player. good evening, i'm jacqueline london. >> and i'm jim rosenfield. deanna durante learned new
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information about where mccrae went before he was injured. >> reporter: blunt force head trauma is what caused the death of 19-year-old mccrae williams. but how he sustained those injuries has not been revealed. nbc 10 has learned that williams, a freshman lacrosse player at lafayette college was at a party on saturday. sources say a number of players from the team were at that party. and we've learned that williams left the party with a woman. sources say the pair went to the dorm room of williams. how long they were together is unclear, but those sources say from saturday to sunday, williams remained in bed and it wasn't until late sunday afternoon, concern for his well-being sparked a call for help. an ambulance took him to the hospital on sunday afternoon 4:00. 24 hours later, williams was pronounced dead. now, police say they are waiting on more test results, including toxicology before they can make any determination in this case. sources tell us that several students from lafayette college have already been interviewed by easton police and the district attorney's office says it plans to


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