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off. malcolm jenkins and torrey smith running on little sleep, but boosted by determination and a little something else. >> we joked that going to bed at 4:00 in the morning and up at 6:00 to catch a train. it's better to win the night before. >> reporter: they won big. jenkins making this sack in the third quarter last night. today tackling criminal justice reform. >> every day that goes by, people are affected by this. >> they are pushing for policies they argue could change lives. like a bill to seal some criminal records after ten years for people who don't have other offenses. >> to live the american dream. to start and provide for their families and create opportunities. >> reporter: the trip for these teammates coming as the controversy over the national anthem protests continues to spotlight players for more than football. >> how do you make the shift all the attention on things like the national an issue to people
paying attention to the specifics of what you're talking about today. >> i think all you can do is talk to them. >> reporter: today the talks happened in lawmaker's offices. here they are talking to dave reid. i asked about the bill they are chmg. >> what are the chances? are they better because they were here? >> i think it has a pretty good chance. >> the committee has been looking at it for awhile, but -- >> them come iing to the capita tall to highlight the issue really propellings the chance. >> i'm lauren mayk, nbc 10 news. last night's eagles' win does come with two losses though. a pair of players. jordan hix and jason peters are out for the season. john clark breaks down what that means for the team now. that's coming up in sports. nbc 10 is your official eagles station. home to coverage you can't get anywhere else. count on us to get us ready for the season. a rough rail commute home
tonight. it's thanks to this morning's weather. a live look at the 30th street station. trees fell on power supplies for trains and that has brought some to a standstill right now. new in the past hour, service is now suspended to trenton and new jersey transit has 20-minute delays on trains to and from trenton. there are delays between new york and d.c. it was a stormy morning around the area. people dealing with some heavy downpours earlier today. but some peeks of sunshine have been popping through this afternoon and evening. you're looking live at center city. but more rain could still hit some of us this evening. >> we're not ruling out the chance for isolated storms that could be strong. let's bring in chief meteorologist tammie souza. >> we're watch iing closely. we're watching the jersey shore. look at this gray skies. there's a a theme on the camera here. this is avalon live right now.
earlier we had some sunshine out there. but you notice the line of showers and gusty storming its way on shore. it may even move inland into parts of south jersey because it's sort of slanting and headed more northward. so just be prepared the closer you are to the shoreline, the better chance of seeing more rain. we also have more off to the west of us. a lot of these showers and thunderstorms are dying out. some could make it into this soupy atmosphere that we have out there. we have the sunshine back and warmed up nicely. i think that would be fine with people with a good drenching today. 72 in philadelphia. look at the beautiful set. 10 mill miles of visibility. southwest winds took us about 10 degrees above average today. 71 in wilmington. we're looking at southwest winds at 6 miles per hour. even a in allentown, 2 this hour
on south winds to 9 miles per hour. so for tonight, where are we going? we were pretty warm yesterday. we'll drop to the low and perhaps mid-50s across philadelphia and south jersey. if you get out to the suburbs, lehigh valley, the poconos plan on temperatures in the 40s. . i'll be back to talk about your halloween forecast and the weather for that next eagles game. very different from last night. >> make sure you have the nbc 10 app to track any storm that's near you and your family. we'll send you alerts when a severe storm is 30 minutes out from your exact location. we have breaking news right now out of washington, d.c. the senate has just approved a $36 billion aid package to help puerto rico and also refill the disaster relief funding. the bill now heads to the white house. president trump says he will sign it. the money is needed in puerto rico where money poo are still without water ask electricity. more than a month after the
storm. former philadelphia district attorney seth williams was sentenced to five years in federal prison today. the judge said there weren't enough words in the lish language to explain the audacity of one thing williams asked for. let's bring in investigative reporter mitch blacher, who was one of the first to question williams' conduct. what was that request that got such a strong reaction from the judge? >> seth williams' lawyer ask that his client be released until he has to be reporting to prison. also that he could visit his ailing and ageing mother. the judge treated that request as simply ridiculous saying, first he stole tr his mother and now he wants to visit her. it was then the judge sentenced seth williams to begin his sentence immediately. seth williams enters a federal courtroom wearing a prison olive shirt. it's the first time we have seen
him since his conviction. >> he's under a lot of strain. it's putting a lot of strain on his family. >> he's seen his daughters four times. he said from the time you took office, you sold yourself to the parasitehouse surrounded yourself with. >> these were very serious crimes. they fully warranted the maximum sentence. >> reporter: williams' downfall began with the bribes he took. a trip, sofa and cob investigator. now it seems only in exchange for five in federal prison. williams apologized to his family. those working in the district attorney's office and philadelphia citizens, but he did not say the words. having his lawyer read a prepared statement that said in part, these are my mistakes and my mistakes alone. i'll spend the rest of my life fixing all i have broken. >> he may not be able to make it through it. we didn't want to make it a spectacle. >> it's not something played well. the judge said he didn't believe
williams calling his statement a campaign speech. williams is disbarred and lost his pension and never be able to practice law again. >> the message is unmistakable. law enforcement agents take this very seriously. we will always be here. >> when seth williams e gets out of prison in five years, he will have to pay $58,000 in restitution and also when he gets out, he will face three years of supervised released. mitch blacher, nbc 10 news. new at 6:00, a top aid to bob brady is now facing charges. it's part of a federal investigation into whether brady paid a cam rival $90,000 to drop out of a 2012 race. the political strategist was indicted by a grand jury. least accused of funneling the money to brady's challenger. his lawyer said he hopes he will be exonerated and brady maint n
maintains he himself has done nothing wrong. one of the most openly critical voices against president trump delivered a speech this afternoon in congress blasting the administration and the entire gop. jeff flake of arizona gave that e emotional speech on the senate floor today after announcing he won't run for reelection. flake has been critical of the entire republican party and the direction it's taken after president trump took office. today he warned republicans about a grim future for the party. >> we were not made great as a country indulging in or our impulses turning against ourselves. glorifying in the things that divide us and calling fake things true and true things fake. >> the white house responded to flake call criticism petty and his retirement is probably a good move. and tonight a screaming protester was arrested after he threw several russian flags at president trump. it happened as the president was walking into lunch with senate
republicans inside the capital. the president didn't flinch as the flags were thrown his way. the man will be charged with unlawful conduct. stay tuned for "nbc nightly news" with lester holt right after this broadcast. tracking the drama developing on capitol hill. that's coming up at 6:30. this just in. police say they have arrested one suspect in connection with a robbery in montgomery county. sky force 10 was over the scene earlier this morning. two suspects are still on the run. police tell us they hit a home in upper dublin and not believed to be armed. in philadelphia tonight a gruesome discovery of a woman's body found beaten so badly police could not identify her. police found the victim in a trash bag on westmoreland street in north philadelphia. police are not sure if she was killed there or dumped on the sidewalk. s say it's not a very well-lit area and it has become a dumping ground over the years. >> it's scary. don't nobody know who she.
anybody could be the next victim. >> they are waiting for the mexico's report to find out more about that victim. burglarized and ransacked nearly 100 units at sentinel storage were broken into. units were found wide open, cars were broken into and belongings left scattered across the lot. police tell nbc 10 they are still contacting victims. a south jersey father and son are very lucky to be alive after their home in pleasantville within the up in flames this morning. officials say family was sleeping when the father was wakened by that fire. both got up on the roof where they were rescued. they were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but are expected to be okay. the home is a total loss. no word on what touched off that blaze. up next, ribbons appearing on police cars in south jersey. the cheerleader and fighter inspiring the movement, new at 6:00. and i'm tracking more storms later this week.
steve sweeney's negative headlines keep piling up. why are south jerseyans so angry at sweeney? sweeney repeatedly sided with chris christie to underfund south jersey schools, increase standardized testing like parcc, cut take-home pay for teachers, and broke his promise to fund the pensions of hundreds of thousands of new jerseyans- all while padding his own. steve sweeney says a lot of things. but the truth is, he's not on our side. a south jersey community is rallying around a cheerleader who is a big fighter.
>> she's deal rare disorder. she has the entire town in her corner. south enginejersey reporter cyd long explains. >> burlington city police officer give. s the 8-year-old a boost under the top of the suv. . she's tying ribbons to the antenna to raise awareness a about her illness. >> this is so much more than i could ever ask for. it's ab invisible illness. if you look at her, you don't know she has it because all the issues are are inside. >> it affects her nervous system and key functions of her body. >> that your body would natur naturally tell itself to do it does not. >> her bladder function and digestive system. >> she does not sweat, so her body doesn't have a cooling mechanism. so she has a cooling bath. >> the amount of doctors
appointments, shots and the amount of doctors and everything she goes through, that's not only trying for the family but trying for her. it's the reason police started the month-long ribbon campaign. they are wearing turquoise to show their support. she warmed up to me and text me these photos of her classmates last friday. the entire elementary wore her favorite color. mom michelle, a local cheerleader coach is is sharing her ohm video on social media. she's inspired that with a tiny ribbon and a simple wish. >> to know the community is supporting her really hope that it helps and obviously we wish for the family. >>. an entire community is cheering for her daughter. awareness and cam passion making her feel lighter on her feet as she endures a heavy fight. >> for everybody to want to make those for turquoise and cause this rippling effect of
awareness, we're blessed. >> cydney long, nbc 10 news. she's been fighting this disease since she was born. >> e she wasn't diagnosed by doctors until the day before her fifth birthday. a local jewish cemetery is whole again. pieced back together with the help of volunteers. today the jewish federation selled the restoration. this is what the cemetery in the section of philadelphia looked like back in february. nearly 500 headstones knocked over and broken leaving many people devastated. but now the grave sites are fully restored thanks to an outpouring of support from the community. >> it's frustrating and disturgeing at times. when you stand back and look down these rows and they are standing up there so appropriately and respectfully, it's incredible. >> philadelphia mayor jim kenny toured mount caramel and took part in a ceremony placing stones on the headstones to
symbolize that the dead will not be forgotten. to your first alert neighborhood weather now. conditions are drying out after storms and downpours earlier today. a beautiful sunset at the beach in cape may. >> the roads are less slippery for the ride home than they were this morning. this is a live camera in wilmington. there's still a chance of storm could pop up in parts of our area tonight. >> let's go to chief meteorologist tammie souza. >> we're not all to see a storm or a shower. but you're right. it's a pleasant night. the roads aren't as slippery. some of us see something isolated through mid-evening. 5 with our high. a third of an inch of rain. it was the wind gusts ahead of the storm system that caused all the damage. right now we are watching on doppler radar some more showers and storms making their way up from the south. they are going to clip the
jersey shore and some of you out there could get a pretty good downpour. we're also watching this big area of low pressure. it's dig iging into the valley d pulling cold air down. and out ahead of it we're seeing some of these showers and storms. there's instability as they wrap around this. we could see a few of those popping up through the evening hours. for the most part, we're watching the cold air. look at the snow in the u.p. of michigan. you can see all the way down near is where the cold air is being drug down to. so let's watch where we go. this is our weather pattern. blue is cold. and this lovely orange and yellow shade is the warm air that we have been enjoying today. let's. skip ahead and go to thursday. lots of blue. and into a green shade. winds are coming in generally out of the north. and then turning back. a little bit to the south and the east by the time we get into
saturday. that nice southerly flow. lots of shades of orange. a big warm-up on saturday. then here it comes. monday, monday night and into tuesday. very chilly to cold air comes spilling in just in time for halloween. that going to be moving across the philadelphia area. so you may need that big jacket with the kids costumes. here's what's going on now. the cold front will press eastward clearing the skies out. we'll see some clouds out. an isolated shower and patchy fog. winds turn to the north. that's going to be a cooler air mass that makes its way in here for tomorrow and thursday and trid. after that, we get a nice warm-up. it's only a one-day warm-up, because we'll rerack and here comes the next storm system that will be for saturday night and into sunday. and sunday, that's the big eagles game. look at this. we're going to be in the 60s and need to have that rain slicker
because we're going to be looking at the potential of rain. tomorrow, 67 in fairmont. reading at 63 degrees. a mix of sun and clouds. wildwood at 64. dover at 65 degrees. the 10-we go down and back up. 67 tomorrow. 60 on thursday. if we're lucky. 68 on friday. 71 on saturday. and it will be late night we see the next batch of rain coming in. sunday, showers and thunderstorms possible. that's the eagles game. 57 on monday. then we go to 60 on tuesday. and 66 on wednesday. so we're going to ride this weather roller coaster for at least another ten days. i'm john clark. coming up the eagles lose two key veterans for the season. plus who did carson wentz give a game ball to after the win. how bad is markell's shoulder? that's next. joseph, i'm steve. how are you?
they're no different than anyone else. they just want a job. they want respect and they want dignity. this is a nice place. yeah. he plays basketball with lauren. steve called, fairly frantic. you know, he had a premature baby and i think he had just been given the diagnosis that she had down syndrome. lauren brought out the best in me. she made me a different person. deep down in his heart he feels for people who are disadvantaged. lauren's a light in everybody eye. she's the spark that has started the fire. the goal is to keep places like this open so all people, regardless of disability, have an opportunity for employment. see, i love you. i love you guys too. you know that. yeah.
i'm john clark from nbc sorts philadelphia. the eagles are the best team in the nfl. they would be their fifth straight game last night. carson wentz leads the nfl with 17 touchdowns. all is good. not so much. they lose two veteran leaders for the season. jason peters, the 35-year-old left tackle, a hall of famer tore his acl and mcl. he's out for the season. so is jordan hix. he ruptured his achilles. the birds lose two of their best players. >> it's definitely the next man up. and they rally around the guys that are hurt, number one. support them, but at the same time, the bigger picture is we still have a lot of football
left and a game this sunday. and the season is not over. >> so tough for jason peters. carson wentz threw 4 touchdowns so he's thrown 11. only one other quarterback has ever done that. that was in the 1950s. carson is arguably the mvp right now. he's impressing his veteran teammates. >> it's fun to watch him. every time he scrambles, i'm like here go the big plays. >> i feel confident. let them make plays and we're picking up big chunks down the field. guys are winning and i'm just putting it there. >> so modest. after the win leaving the field, he hugged a family of the young boy who died of cancer. carson wears his wristband in
honor of lucas and gave them a game ball. sixers, what has been going on with markell and his shoulder? espn is reporting through his agent markell had his shoulder drained before the season. but sources tell me there's a discrepancy in that report. and he really wants to play, but should he keep playing if this is is how he is shooting free throws. we'll update that story at 11:00. i'm john clark. we're right back.
the way the day started out, who would think we'd end on such a pretty note. a a pretty pleasant night. >> the skies kind of cleared. the rest of us an isolated shower and a little fog. still steamy. tomorrow a little different. 67. we hit 60 on thursday if we're lucky. more cloud cover on thursday than we're looking. sunshine on friday. 71 on saturday. rain at night. just in time for the eagles game
on sunday. >> that's our news. i'm jim rosenfield. >> and i'm jacqueline london. up next "nbc nightly news" with lester holt we'll see you back here at 11:00. tonight, a pair of republican senators unleash an extraordinary rebuke of president trump. >> mr. president i rise today to say enough. >> senators decry what they deem a lack of truth and decency. >> and when such behavior emanates from the top of our government it is something else, dangerous to a democracy. >> white house now responding. did the mission change? twist in the deadly ambush on u.s. special forces. our team in cuba and new evidence on the trail of alleged sonic attacks on american diplomat ats. highway horror, teens charged with murder, tossing