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following a shooting. sky force 10 was over the scene on carver lane. the shots rang out just after 3:00 this afternoon. no arrested have been main. nbc 10 has a crew is heading to the scene. we'll bring you new details as soon as they come into our newsroom. a disabled student taking a beating from a classmate at a delaware high school. this is the second time this school has made headlines for studen students' troubling behavior this week. the mother of the boy says the attacker's punishment is too weak. and tim furlong reports her son is afraid to go back to school. he has the story from kent county. >> it's more than offensive touching. actual assault. >> reporter: rose wants to know how the boy who attacked her son, how is he only charged with
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offensive touching. she says she can't get any answers from administrators. >> i wonder how they would feel if they seen their son getting punched like that. >> reporter: it happens tuesday in the cafeteria. the boy didn't like josh was talking to a a girl at school. and then this happened. the school district put out a statement. they point out that despite the rumors to the contrary, this fight had nothing to do with a controversial earlier this week where the school mascot was holding an offensive sign in a photo on social media. >> he doesn't want to go back to school. >> reporter: he doesn't want to go back. he has special needs and his mom workwise a parent advocate. >> i was horrified. i've never seen a video like that. >> reporter: she said she never saw anything this violaent. >> i know that there's anyway they can secure him. >> reporter: josh has cuts and bruises and he was suspended for the language used in the argument before the attack. i got off the phone with
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delaware state police. they said they had seen surveillance coverage. they said offensive touching was the proper charge. they did not tell me if they had seen the cell phone video we showed you or if that would have changed things. nbc 10 news. new details are emerging about the man responsible for the massacre that killed 58 people in las vegas. investigators say stephen paddock tried to buy a large quantity of tracer bullets at a gun show last month. they illuminate when firing giving the shooter a more accurate shot. the vendor didn't have the quantity he wanted. answers to key questions that investigators had about the stephen paddock's hotel room. nbc news has confirmed no one else entered his hotel room prior to the attack. another new detail. irs records show that paddock was a successful gambler,
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earning at least $5 million in 2015 alone. we know he used bump stocks to modify his weapons. the devices allow semi automatic weapons to mimic fully automatic weapons. some lawmakers are calling now for legislation to outlaw them after this week's shooting. nbc 10's deanna durante is live where one of the largest gun shows on the east coast is underway. what are people there saying about the gun control debate? >> reporter: it's no surprise they're saying they are supporting their second amendment rights. and to be able to come here and buy weapons. when you talk to some people about the bump stock, they say they do support some sort of regulation when it comes to that device. >> i've been involved in weapons forever through the military, for the past 50 years. i never heard of a bump stock until sunday. >> reporter: many we talked to as they entered the expo center say they're not concerned about
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bans on weapons or restrictions placed on people who want to own guns. >> the bumper thing i think is a tempest in a teapot. there are states you can go into a gun store and pick those things up. so, you know, the discussion about federal regulation is pointless. >> reporter: some say the talk after tragedy turns to the effort to create new laws and that's not the answer. >> guns are going to get into the wrong hands no matter what. >> reporter: inside the show we were given access to one vendor who is not selling bump stocks, but he did sell semi automatic weapons like ar-15s. >> i don't think there is any legislation that could be passed from stopping an evil person from committing a heinous act. there are 20,000 gun laws on the books right now. >> reporter: gun owners say there's a difference between
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limiting the sale of an accessory and a sale of weapons. >> nothing is necessary. it should be banned. really should. it's a weapon you're not supposed to do. >> reporter: some of the vendors we talked to here say when there is a tragedy and there is talk of regulation, you'll see an uptick in attendance at gun shows. right now they say that's not the case. it's the standard attendance. they're expecting about 8,000 people here this weekend. reporting live in oaks, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. several new jersey assembly members introduced legislation to ban bump stocks. the bill prohibits the sale and possession of the gun accessory. if passed, owning a bump stock will become a third degree criminal offense. dealers would be required to surrender the devices to police. individuals who own one will be forced to hand it over to authorities within 90 days of the bill's passing. meanwhile, in montgomery county, a police investigation is underway at a daycare.
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officials say a class room aide at the catholic early childhood center was placed on administrative leave last week. the letter went home to parents saying action was taken following an alleged incident at school. details are limited, officials noted in the letter the aide obtained appropriate background checks as well as child abuse clearances. at this point, no charges have been filed. helping young people in new jersey battle addiction. today, the governor christie administration announced $2.7 million in grant money available to recovery for high schools state-wide. more students were battling addictions can attend the schools which have programs which prevent them from relapsing. turning to your weather, a beautiful friday. nbc 10 and chestnut hill, it's a nice day to take the dog for a walk or grab a bite outside. live look at the schuylkill
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river at boathouse row. the sun is out. you know what? let's show 30th street station right here. boom. like magic. it shows up as soon as i say it. beautiful, a little bit of traffic out there. but you know what? glenn "hurricane" schwartz joins us now, not bad at all for nearing midoctober. >> absolutely. and we're going to have a day much like this tomorrow. right on the weekend. good timing for that. the sun glistening off i-95 south. headed into delaware. and speaking of delaware, we got a fair amount of clouds over wilmington. but no rain. afternoon highs, we got 76 wednesday. that was still above normal. 70 is the average for this time of the year. you got the 82 the last couple of days, we may get above that tomorrow. and pretty close to that on sunday, depending on how many showers we get and the timing of those showers. no where near record levels. records are in the 90s. but that's pretty warm. and consistently warm.
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it's 79 at philadelphia and northeast philly right now. wilmington. dover. wildwood. rehobeth. all of those places. 79 degrees. 69 degrees in mount pocono, it's the school spot. nothing on radar close by. nothing but a couple of sprinkles out to the west. and as we go through the night tonight, we expect dry weather, it's on the humid side. so there could be some fog. first thing in the morning. but we're not expecting any rain tonight or during the day tomorrow. it's a different story though as we head towards the rest of the weekend. we'll get into that in a few minutes. all right, glenn, see you then. independence blue cross have agreed to a new contract. it insures independence customers will continue to receive in network healthcare coverage at brandywine, chestnut hill, phoenixville and pottstown hospitals. reading health system took over ownership of those hospitals earlier this week.
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to a new policy imlmtplemen by the sheriff's department which insures how transgender prisoners are tweetreated. it insures they are tweeted with dig nitty. it covers interaction between transgender men and women during an arrest, when they're in custody and where they're housed in jail. >> now that we can make sure the community knows there's a policy in place. you're safe to speak up. >> the sheriff's office in the first in the states to implement this policy. a lehigh valley bar has been slapped with liquor law violations. penalties can range to a $5,000 fine with a suspension of loss of a license. t the offenses ranges from
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serving underage patrons to noise violations. next on nbc 10 news at 6:00, overwhelmed with gratitude. >> i heard there was supposed to be 25 or 35 volunteers. there's 100. >> huh? >> a new jersey mother has been giving back to the community ever since her son was killed in iraq. how strangers came together to repay her kindness. at night, it's all lit. >> a halloween attraction is scaring up controversy at the jersey shore. >> not right. >> i'm ted greenburg, why some say it's too close to the dead.
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meet steve sweeney. he's a double-dipping pension padder. double-dipping pension padder! he had two government jobs, two paychecks and padded his pension along the way. he's a double-dipping pension padder! now he's making over $300,000 a year as a lobbyist and a senator.
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double-dipping pension padder! so he's all set - thanks to you, the taxpayer. which is why steve sweeney had no problem voting to raise your taxes 145 times, including the largest gas tax hike in history. sounds about right, coming from a.... double-dipping pension padder! as recovery efforts from hurricane maria continue in puerto rico and the u.s. virgin islands, vice president mike pence is evaluating the damage for himself. after meeting with first responders on the ground, pence took a helicopter tour of the u.s. virgin islands to assess the damage. he called it overwhelming. tomorrow the'll travel to las vegas where he'll meet with survivor. new jersey state troopers plan to make a difference in puerto rico the next two weeks. right now, nearly 50 new jersey state troopers are on their way to puerto rico. they got their marching orders today at the barracks at
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hamilton. the troopers will help direct traffic where roads are damaged and signals are without power. many will work to secure gas stations and stores where survivors continue to stand in long lines for food, water, and toiletries. >> we don't know what we're walking into. but we're prepared for anything. >> they knew when they raised their hand and took the oath, you know, to do this job that it might mean not staying in new jersey. >> new jersey state police responded to hurricanes harvey and irma. they have an additional 20 troopers in the virgin islands right now helping others put pieces of their lives together. for more information about local efforts to help puerto rico and see how you can help. tap the free nbc 10 app. new at 6:00, going too far to get close to the dead. the new owner of an old cemetery is turning the hallowed ground into a halloween attraction. nbc 10 jersey shore bureau reporter tim greenburg has the
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controversy from middle township. >> we have a real witch in our tour. >> reporter: he says it's designed to scare. >> we regale our past glory. >> reporter: by bringing local history back to life. >> supposed to be a fun experience for the whole community and the surrounding communities. >> reporter: specters, ghouls and grinning ghosts are clamoring to be your host. >> reporter: not everyone is happy about the halloween cemetery scare in middle township. >> marriage can be hell. >> reporter: which includes spooky tours of the former methodist church and neighboring graveyard that the actor bought in january. some with family members buried here and others in the community say the scare is nothing but disrespectful. >> that's ridiculous. >> graveyards are meant for one thing. that's to lay people to rest. >> i feel it should not be because of the loved ones that are buried there. >> reporter: the biggest outcry came from a side attraction called buried alive at the back
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of the cemetery. there was a hole dug in the ground and visitors would have been put inside a casket, keenan ultimately decided to scrap that idea and filled in the hole. >> i'm a lover of people and new to town. i took everyone's concerns seriously. >> reporter: keenan, who lives in the church, renamed it st. babes after his recently deceased mom. he says money from his haunted attraction will help maintain the building and cemetery. >> i don't have a problem with what he's doing. >> reporter: bud and his wife both have relatives buried here. >> he's an actor. this is what he does. >> chills fill the air. >> reporter: controversial stirred up by a halloween venue that some say is truly too close to the dead. ted greenburg, nbc 10 news. a gold star mom received a major makeover at her south jersey home today. home depot picked jacqueline dix dixon. she runs a facility helping
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local veteran transition to civilian life. it's named after her son, a soldier who died in iraq in 2004. an army of volunteers set out on a mission to fix up dixon's home. >> i give to the veterans because i know that if my son had come back he would have needed some help. so i give to them in honor of my son. it's kind of overwhelming because i didn't expect them to do all they're doing. it makes me feel real special. >> one lasting memory today, a brick memorial was dedicated to anthony in the front yard. turning to our friday night forecast, we are looking at warm weather and a few clouds in the sky as we head into the weekend. that's the view of center city, philadelphia, across the delaware. it may be warm, but that's not stopping people from getting into the fall spirit. nbc 10 at lafayette hill where people were shopping for pumpkins and mums at the garden center there. glenn, good time for this, at
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least the right time of year, right? weather is not so. >> yeah, it is really nice looking out there. now, we've gone a long time without any rain. so we could use some rain. it would be nice if it came after the weekend. most of it will. 79 in philadelphia. a little bit of sunshine there at the end of the day here. a fair amount of clouds in much of the rest of the area. let's head to new jersey and check out some of these temperatures. cherry hill, puttmen, voorhees 77. and 78 in robinsville. princeton a cool spot at 69. we have a mix of clouds and sun during the day today. same thing coming at us for tomorrow. so if you like today, you'll like tomorrow. if you didn't like tomorrow, you're not going to like tomorrow. very similar.
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a mix of sun and clouds, maybe a little fog first thing in the morning. tomorrow night, the first showers may start showing up on radar. and then on sunday, that's when we have a better chance. now, it's not an all day thing as you can see. futurecast showing some showers, but especially sunday night and into monday. this is some of the moisture from nate that is going to be racing our way as we head toward the end of the weekend and especially monday and monday night. some of that rain is likely to be on the heavy side and like i said, we could use some nice, soaking rains for at least a day or two. but one to two inches of rain. that's enough. we don't need anymore than that. 85 tomorrow, one of the warm spots, langhorn 84. reading, allentown, easton, 82. dry across the entire area, 70s
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at the beaches, and new jersey with a sea breeze. for the eagles' game it's unseasonably warm. scattered showers around. it shouldn't be raining the entire game. we do have shower threats. this is nate. looks like it's headed straight toward the gulf coast. unfortunately, right toward the new orleans area. hey i'm danny pommels from nbc sports philadelphia. i got some bad news to deliver. the eagles will be minus arguably their biggest piece on defense sunday. those details and much more next on sports.
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hey, happy friday, danny pommels with you once again. the battle of the birds coming up sunday. eagles versus cardinals. the injury bug continues to hit the eagles. they've had issues in the secondary and on the defensive line. we learned that wendell smallwood will be a game time position. possibly leaving blount and clement to carry the load. fletcher cox is out for the second straight game with a calf injury. he suffered the injury in the win over the giants and hasn't practiced since. do doug pederson doesn't seem too concerned. >> he's good. i mean, he's right on track where he needs to be. and, you know, it's week five. and we got a lot of football left. and he's progressing nicely. so we got to just be careful. >> this could be a problem for the eagles. the birds have never really
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slowed down larry fitzgerald. no matter who was in their secondary. he averages almost 17 yards per grab and 100 yards per game. despite his success against the eagles he knows playing in philly is not easy. >> it's going to be a very tough place to get a win. it's always hostile. they're playing really good ball. the defense is making a lot of plays. so, you know, it's just -- that's just the kind of atmosphere you get to test with your team. we're looking forward to that. >> turn that music down. nbc 10, though, your official eagles station. catch game day kickoff with yours truly at 9:30 sunday morning. and eagles play at 10:00 a.m. watch game day final after nbc 10 news. the sixers take the court at the wells fargo center for their second preseason game against the celticins. embiid will not play.
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simmonds looked great in his first game back since suffering a broken foot last year. he stuffed the stat sheet against the grizzlies. this year's top pick struggled shooting from the field, missed 11 shots on two of 13 shooting. he's out with right shoulder soreness. it's just precautionary so no need to wor worry. i'm danny pommels. we'll be right back. how's it going down there?
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it's been on the decline with the closing of the refineries and there's no jobs in the community. if there's no jobs, there's no education, there's no food on the table. what's important is the children. steve sweeney... he fought for 'em. this is where he's from. steve sweeney's been here since the beginning. steve spearheaded the whole project and really brought it to fruition. it would've never been done without steve. it was a pride in building this port and then knowing that we're coming back.
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personally, i love this weather. but i know we need the rain. >> that's right. you're going to get both. you're going to get another day exactly like today, tomorrow. then you're going to get your rain, especially sunday night through monday night. that's coming from nate, columbus day is going to be wet, maybe stormy. look at the temperatures drop by the middle of next week we're at normal. >> i'm keith jones, thank you so much for watching, up next, nbc
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"nightly news" with lester holt. we'll see you back here again at 11:00. breaking news tonight. state of emergency. they're bracing for impact from new orleans to biloxi to pensacola. mandatory evacuations have been ordered as tropical storm nate closes in. it could hit as a hurricane did anyone else know about the plot to kill in las vegas? new developments in the investigation. police not convinced at the attacker kept it to himself. birth control battle. the trump administration rolls back obama era rules, allowing more employers to opt out of paying for contraception coverage shock waves rippling across hollywood. a new fallout for a powerful movie mogul facing a storm of accusations of sexual misconduct, including from a major star and song and a

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