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a little bit scary. for any of you watching this, expecting somebody to come home from this area. 420 southbound, the ramp to get on 95 south, it was closed for a while but is back again and traffic and moving through the area nicely. we heard a bus went into an embankment. we rushed over to make sure everybody was okay and the durham bus from a private bus company are all okay. tim fur long, nbc10 news. the nbc10 app was the first to tell you about this breaking news when it happened. download that free app so you can get realtime updates on your smartphone. at 20 minutes of nonstop news continues with the terrorist playbook. police in new york say the driver who ran over more than a dozen people had been the attack for weeks and followed isis' instructions, quote, to a t. this afternoon we learned one of
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the eight people killed is from new jersey. >> this is a live look over the scene of the attack in the tribeca neighborhood of manhattan. the truck involved in that attack, as you can see, is being towed away. in the process of being removed right now. two of the eight victims were americans. 32-year-old darren drake from milford, bergen county, was killed. this is a picture of him attending a halloween party last friday. 23-year-old man from new york also died. nbc10 has team coverage of this major story. rosemary connors is live near the scene in manhattan hearing more from people who witnessed the attack firsthand. >> erin coleman is live in our breaking news center with what we've learned about the suspect. >> reporter: a big part of the investigation right now is sorting through the suspect's history online. so far, there is no indication that he communicated with anyone prior to the attack. today, we're learning much more about the accused attacker. 29-year-old sayfullo saipov.
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>> based on the investigation overnight, it appears mr. saipov had been planning this for a number of weeks. he did this in the name of isis. >> investigators say the uzbekistan native is a self-radicalized terrorist. since the attack he has been unremorseful, in fact he has bragged about what happened. >> he appears to have followed almost exactly to a t the instructions that isis has put out in its social media channels before with instructions to their followers on how to carry out such an attack. >> investigators say saipov rented a truck from a home depot in new jersey and drove to lower manhattan where he drove down a bike path, smashing anything in his way. finally they say he jumped out of the truck and appeared to be waving two weapons. police officer ryan nash is being hailed a hero, ending the rampage by taking him down with
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a gunshot. nbc news learned the suspect was not on any terror watch lists but investigators are looking into any connections he had with people who were on such lists. president trump spoke out about the attack today saying he would consider to sending saipov to the u.s. prison on guantanamo bay. >> we're coordinating between local and federal officials to investigate the attack and to further investigate this animal who did the attacking. >> police found a note inside the truck used in the attack saying that he did it for the islamic state. live in the breaking news center. erin coleman. nbc10 news. people who witnessed yesterday's attack tell nbc10 the terrifying images are burned into their memories. >> i hear something coming, and i see a white truck pass by, i hear boom, boom, boom, and i look up and i see bike pieces and body parts in the air, and i
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froze. >> nbc10 has had a team of reporters covering this major story from manhattan telling the accounts of the people impacted by the attack. our team coverage continues now with nbc10's rosemary connors. she is live near the scene of the attack in the tribeca section of manhattan. >> give us a sense of the mood from the neighborhood where all of this happened. >> reporter: in three words, life goes on. as you can see all around me, people are going about their business undeterred, but this neighborhood, this city, our country, will never be the same. for those who witnessed the horrifying scene yesterday, they are still grappling with the reality of another deadly terror attack here in new york. >> i hear screams start popping up left and right. i call the police right away. i can't stop saying, oh my god, oh my god. >> reporter: still stunned, eyewitnesses describe the carnage. >> three people laying there,
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not breathing, unconscious. one guy on top of the other. >> reporter: students at borough of manhattan community college have returned to campus where the sidewalks are bustling this afternoon despite the heavy police patrol and evidence at the scene. >> all i can do is come back over here. i have school, you know. i have to continue my life. >> we have had terrorist attacks in the uk. you have to stay strong and fight for the freedom of being able to go where you want to. >> reporter: tourists like the family from uk shared the same sentiment as they too know the chaos, heartache and resilience in the aftermath of an attack. >> we stand together and keep on doing things, and despite such acts of terrorism and tragedy. >> reporter: we caught up with the turner family here in lower manhattan today. they tell me they came down here specifically because they had plans to go to battery park to see the statue of liberty and
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they wanted to send a message. reporting live in lower manhattan. rosemary connors, nbc10 news. >> we see that blockade behind you. we know some of the streets near the scene are still closed for the investigation but many people returned to their normal routines today, including elementary school students. >> reporter: that's absolutely right, jacqueline. here on the corner of chambers street you can see some fences. this is the fenced-in school yard here. it's interesting because all day long, as there have been various recess hours, we have been hearing the laughter of the children, hearing the excited screams of kids in the school yard, having play time. quite a stark contrast to the fear that filled these streets yesterday and also locked down the schools late into the day and into the early evening. jim, jacqueline. >> one of several schools in the area. nbc10's rosemary connors live in manhattan today. president trump's twitter response to the terrorist attack in new york is raising eyebrows.
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mr. trump tweeted, the terrorist came into our country through what is called the "diversity visa lottery program," a chuck schumer beauty. i want merit based. we are fighting hard for merit based immigration. no more democrat lottery systems. we must get tougher and smarter. the governor of new york criticized the president for his tweets and comments. >> the president's tweets, i think, were not helpful. i don't think they were factual. i think they tended to point fingers and politicize the situation. >> senator chuck schumer also criticized the president and said he needs to get off twitter and start leading the country. philadelphia mayor jim kenney said the city makes adjustments every day when it comes to preventing terrorism. >> our police are always trying -- always trying to innovate, do their best, communicate, follow social media, do the things they need to do. we live in an open society and
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we want to stay an open society. >> the mayor praised new york city for quickly getting back to normal, calling it the best way to thumb your nose at the terrorist. our coverage of the deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11 continues on negotiation at 5:00. a violent crash near the atlantic city board walk last night had people fearing the worst after the attack in manhattan. ted greenberg spoke with police and witnesses about what unfolded there. that's ahead on nbc10 news at 5:00. first alert weather tracking the chance for a few showers tonight. you can see where they're headed on first alert radar. overcast skies in haddonfield. along a busy kings highway. people out and about on the 1st day of november. seeing some rain in the pocono mountains. >> nbc10 first alert meteorologist glenn "hurricane"
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schwartz joins us now with the forecast. milder today, glenn? >> milder in many parts of the area despite all the clouds you see. it looks pretty threatening but we haven't seen any rain in the philadelphia area. we've seen a few drops in the lehigh valley. clouds thick in easton. in the poconos they've had rain even with the temperature of 39, 40 degrees. while it's 63 in philadelphia, only 46 in reading. 47 in allentown. mid 60s across delaware and jersey. there is obviously a front there, and it's going to be going north, bringing the warmer air to everybody. we saw some light showers earlier. we're seeing less and less on the radar. getting the rain in central pennsylvania but it's moving up into new york state. so i don't think many of us are going to be seeing any rain during the night tonight. if we do, it will be mostly in
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burks county, lehigh valley and the poconos. while we have clearing skies across the south. it is going to be a whole lot warmer tomorrow. we'll see if that lasts into the weekend coming up. 20 minutes of nonstop news continues with the former south jersey police accused of a hate crime. >> frank nocera faces federal charges for allegedly assaulting an african-american teenager during an arrest last year. nbc10's stephen fisher is live outside the federal courthouse in camden where nocera went before a judge this afternoon. >> reporter: arrested today. he spent the majority of his day inside that courthouse here behind me in camden. today we learned it was police officers in his own department who contacted the fbi. >> as chief of the bordentown township police department, the defendant dishonored the profession. >> reporter: frank nocera is accused of committing a hate
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crime and violating a man's civil rights in september of 2016. police paperwork says after an 18-year-old african-american suspect was handcuffed and no longer resisting arrest nocera slammed the man's head into a metal doorjamb and struck him in the back of the neck. >> former chief nocera chose to assault that person for no reason. other than what he was driven by at least in part by his racial hatred. >> reporter: the evidence against nocera comes from officers inside the township police department. documents show an officer at the scene in september 2016 recorded nocera using a variety of racial slurs referring to the african-american suspect. >> this is a crime that was identified by the bordentown township police department. by officers in that police department who saw what was going on, knew it was wrong, had enough, and called the fbi. >> chief nocera harbored an intense, senseless, irrational
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and bigoted view towards african-americans. >> reporter: nocera retired as chief from bordentown in january upon learning of the accusations. the acting u.s. attorney says the investigation revealed this was not a one-time thing and that nocera had a history of making racist comments concerning african-americans. >> one of the most disturbing and disgusting events i have seen in over 20 years in law enforcement. >> reporter: and nocera is expected to be released but he is not to have any contact with victims, witnesses or anyone at the police department with the only exception being his son, who is also an officer. reporting live in camden, stephen fisher, nbc10 news. 12 people are recovering after this crash between a septa trolley and school bus in southwest philadelphia. it happened at woodland avenue in 57th street around 8:30 this morning. luckily there were no children on the bus, the two drivers were among the injured.
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pennsylvania's transition into the medical marijuana industry just took a major step forward. today the state announced it's taking applications from patients who want to participate in the program. medication should be available within six months. also, a second grower in white haven was also approved. the first grower in brookville was previously approved. residents say they're beyond ready for the program to start. >> what it means for my family is everything. that's not being overly dramatic because disease affects everything. disease affects your job, disease affects your finances, disease affects your family. >> the health department approved the applications of 100 doctors to participate in the program. that number is expected to grow. to the relief effort in puerto rico. today harsh words from president trump from san juan's mayor. cruz was in washington today. she has been extremely vocal
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about what she calls the administration's lack of assistance for the crisis in puerto rico. today was no different. >> mr. trump, do your job. lives are at stake. this is not about politics. this is not about your ego. this is about the people of puerto rico. >> famed composer lin-manuel mirandez spoke and had a similar message. >> we want the leaders to congratulate themselves when the job is done, not when the job is in process. i don't know how you can say that an island 75% without power is a job well done. we're just not there yet. >> more than 100,000 people have left the island since the storm hit. a former philadelphia city councilman and state representative who went to prison for corruption died. jim jimmy tayoun.
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in the '90s he spent time in prison after pleading guilty to paying bribes to a former councilmember. his grandson says attayoun wasn perfect but tried to help others. a man was hit at the intersection of street and newtown road last night. police are looking for a dark colored hyundai with a missing driver's side mirror. there may be other damage on the driver's side and a damaged windshield. police haven't released the victim's condition. president trump says he is eagerly anticipating what he refers to as beautiful new tax cuts. the president talked up the pending republican tax reform plan during his sixth cabinet meeting. mr. trump claims the plan will benefit the middle class and simplify filing returns. house republicans are expected to lay out the details tomorrow. open enrollment for obamacare begins today.
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>> but you'll have to act fast. this time around there are fewer days to sign up. former president obama weighed in on twitter today writing, starting today you can sign up for 2018 health coverage. head on over to and find a plan that meets your needs. in delaware officials gathered to explain the state's marketplaces and also offered information on how residents can get free enrollment help. in new jersey consumer advocates have reminded residents there that financial assistance still available through the affordable care act. last year nearly 80% of people who applied qualified for help paying their premiums. enrollment ends in all three states on december 15th. today two pennsylvania state lawmakers introduced a bill aimed at protecting access to birth control. the proposed law requires all state regulated and self-funded plans in p.a. cover contraceptives and vasectomies. provide coverage for birth control and eliminates most copayments for birth control and
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vasectomies. november is here. hard to believe. that means it's time to start thinking about applying for heating help if you need it. starting today across pennsylvania you can sign up for the low-income home energy assistance program. the grants are based on household income and can help families cover heating bills. dozens of peco employees are lighting up part of philadelphia today at franklin square where crews are installing more than 50,000 lights. they're getting ready for the holiday festival and electrical spectacle which begins next thursday. turning to the first alert weather. a live look down boathouse road from the camera on top of the melon building. tracking a few hours this evening. just in parts of our area. let's check in with glenn for more on that. >> we've got a huge temperature contrast. it's mild in some parts of the area and really chilly in others. 63 in much of delaware.
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yet, in the 40s in lehigh, burks county, 63 in philadelphia. 50s in the suburbs. why? there is a front right across the area. we've got an east wind on the top and a south or southeast wind on the bottom. look at the results. 60 south of the front. 50s and 40s to the north. being a warm front, it's going that way. meaning warmer air is coming in, even where it's colder. now, as the front moves to the north it's also going to lift out some of this moisture. so the showers that are moving toward burks county, lehigh valley and poconos will be diminishing as the area pushes away from us. it will set us up for pretty nice weather. that includes temple football tomorrow night. temperatures in the 60s, even at
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night! so it's going to be a whole lot warmer tomorrow. no rain there either. as you can see, the future cast generally dry for tonight and drier air coming up from the south. we are seeing sunshine at times as we start the day, kind of a mix of sun and clouds tomorrow. you don't see any kind of rain. and later in the day, there may be enough sunshine to help push temperatures into the 70s. yes, 70s. then, once we get the warm weather, we have it stick around for friday too. but that's about it. we've got a front coming down friday night. you can see maybe a couple of showers. sets us up for much cooler weather over the weekend. it is not going to be in the 70s over the weekend. temperatures, as we go through the next 24 hours, you can see, look at that, even by noon tomorrow we are getting close to 70. and in the 70s during the afternoon. that's pretty nice.
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70 in swanksville. 72 in reading. high temperature tomorrow. 74 robbinsville. 75 in dover. as we head toward the weekend, we have the one warm day on friday. much colder on saturday. most of the day, if not the entire day, is dry. then we have a chance of some showers saturday night and also sunday, and especially sunday night. most of sunday should be dry too including for the eagles game. that is a whole lot cooler than it will be the next couple of days. >> all right, glenn. more than a woman's best friend. a local veteran and her family are on a desperate search to find her service dog. >> he is a missing piece. it's a vacancy, a hole in our hearts. ahead at 4:00. tim furlong explains why the dog may need his companion just as much as she needs him. a new tool in the takedown
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of the opioid epidemic, the technology that will protect police officers, fighting the crisis on the front lines. and running for her life. how a kidnapping victim managed to escape the trunk of a car. you need to see this. that's next. first, here is a look at the closing bell on wall street. the dow and s&p 500 both closed higher today.
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we have video you have to see. a woman escaped from the trunk of her car after being kidnapped by a man accused of attempted murder. you'll see as she pops the trunk and runs from the car after the suspect pulled into a colorado gas station. the kidnapper rushed back to the car and takes off. he was arrested in april for
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allegedly attacking a woman and leaving her in the woods thinking she was dead. the suspect is on the loose, considered armed and dangerous. seven a day. that's how many children shoot themselves or someone else by accident. what if a child couldn't fire a gun that they found in their home? >> what if a criminal couldn't use an officer's gun against them? tonight, the nbc10 investigators look at technology that could make it a reality and the new jersey law that's keeping it out of your hands. join us for the story and more. 100 days to go. >> nbc10 is counting down until the 2018 winter olympics in pyeongchang. still ahead at 4:00, the sisters from delaware county competing with team usa and how they're drawing attention to their
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unique sport. glenn. warmups on the way for the end of the week but it won't last long. i am tracking the roller coaster temperatures in your most accurate weather forecast. putting an end to cat calls. how students and lawmakers are raising awareness against the verbal harassment of women on the streets. how officers in delaware county are keeping the streets safe and getting rid of more than 100 guns. nbc10 is your official station of the first place philadelphia eagles. getting you ready for sunday's game against the broncos. join us starting at 9:30 a.m. for game day kickoff and hear from the newest eagle jay ajayi. at 10:00. eagles game plan. and stick around after the news for eagles gameday final. a bridge shut down over politics. their biggest triumph was a traffic jam.
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chris christie and kim guadagno's failures shortchanged our future. after 8 years- incomes are down, costs are up and our economy is crawling. we are better than this. i'm phil murphy together we'll build a stronger, fairer economy that works for every new jersey family. christie and guadagno left new jersey stuck. i'm serious about moving new jersey forward. why arit's because sweeney'sing been exposed as aeeney? double dipping pension padder. caught spending campaign money on lavish dinners and fine cigars for his pals. investigated for being a lobbyist and a senator
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nice to meet you sir. joseph, i'm nice to meet you.u? how's it going man? the yankees? come on. [ laughing ] look at the smiles and the hard work that the people here are doing. it's like making mini sandwiches. 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.
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putting an end to cat calls. >> harassment against women getting more attention in the wake of the harvey weinstein stand scandal. from hollywood to the streets of phillies. denise nakano joins us with more. >> reporter: they're trying to find ways to prevent and end street harassment. most women and some men say it's happened to them. educators, lawmakers and women's rights advocates want to put a stop to street harassment, what they call a major public health issue. >> what areas are we lacking ordinances or laws that we can improve upon? >> reporter: several state senators held a round table discussion at city hall.
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kayla watkins spoke of her daily battle on philadelphia city streets. >> on public transportation. just outside of temple's kansas. south philly. west philly. city hall even. there isn't really an area where i can guarantee i will be able to go from point a to point b without being harassed by anyone. >> the group focused on how to change attitudes and behaviors through education, outreach and policy changes. this past april a local feminist group created a public art display that used cat call crime scene tape calling out street harassment for what it is. in a national poll 65% of women reported they've experienced some form of street harassment in their lifetime. >> i have gotten into streaming altercations a block from city hall and people just watched. we need to move toward this idea of see something, say something. >> we have a dysfunctional problem in our society that has allowed this type of behavior to
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become not only accepted but normalized. >> an example of the magnitude of the problem. some of the women speaking out say they were actually harassed on the way to city hall. >> i am not surprised. >> those who took part in the discussion say this is a work in progress. one that helps people see street harassment through the eyes of the victim. >> the senators plan more round-tables across the state in an effort to end street harassment. denise nakano, nbc10 news. nbc10 first alert weather tracking a few showers in the northern counties, you can see from all the green on first alert radar. >> good news here is we are a little warmer than yesterday and it's picture time here in penn's landing. the photographer taking advantage of the ben franklin bridge as the backdrop there to line up for the perfect shot today. nbc10 first alert meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is back now with your most accurate forecast. and milder temperatures. >> yeah. a lot milder!
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if you think it was nice taking pictures outside today, wait until tomorrow and friday. cloudy skies all day, but we still managed to get into the 60s from philadelphia southward. wilmington one of the places in the 60s, despite the clouds. that continues. but there are some places that haven't gotten out of the 40s. like in allentown and reading, for example. 40s all day. after being in the low 30s earlier in the day. 64 degrees in millville. and wildwood. those are the warm spots. we had a little bit more in the way of showers several hours ago. but the whole thing is starting to lift to the north along with the warm air. parks of burks county, lehigh valley and poconos getting the showers. some going to new york state. it's moving away from us not toward us. could get a few sprinkles north
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and west through the evening hours and that's about it. temperatures are in the 60s right now and dropping only into the 50s. not very much. it's going to be a fairly mild night, generally dry, and then the warmer air comes in. we'll see just how warm and for how long coming up. here is a look at some of the stories we are following county by county at 4:00. first, delaware county. officers and first responders have a new tool to protect themselves from exposure to deadly opioids. more police are seeing deadly drugs added to heroin to make it stronger. fentanyl can carb fentanyl can cause death just by touching it. they unveiled a machine that is the first machine of its kind in the region. >> this laser technology, without opening the container,
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without exposing the officer or first responder, can tell us what's inside the container without ever opening it. >> bomb squads can also use the machine to test bomb-making materials. in addition officers are getting gloves and masks to keep in their cars. the camden county animal shelter is expanding today. the board announced a commitment of a million dollars to the shelter to improve the capacity for the shelter to perform low-cost spay and neuter surgeries, vaccinations and dental work. the projects should be finished by summertime. in montgomery county, parents and kids made money on extra halloween candy to help a good cause. more than 60 dentists and health care providers took part in a candy buyback event. people who took part got a buck for every pound of candy they donated. the candy will be sent to men and women serving overseas.
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governor johns carney of wilmington tonight at 6:30. starbucks is getting into the christmas spirit with the release of its 2017 holiday cup. the cup features a color it in yourself message, give good right there. the company says the idea behind the give good campaign is to give to those near and dear to you. give to strangers in your community, give a gift that helps planet earth. >> if you want that, though, you have to get a cup of hot coffee. normally you get the iced. but for that cup -- >> may be willing. to give back. desperate search through delaware neighborhoods for a local veteran's service dog. at 4:00, how trick-or-treaters helped the effort last night. what you need to know if you spot this woman's companion. pregnancy and heart disease. why a new mom's age could
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determine her risk for the life-threatening illness. time is running out to vote for the high school blitz game of the week. a look at where the votes stand right now. st. joseph versus ocean city is in the lead. the other matchup. boys latin versus imhotep. who do you want? grab your phone, your tablet, computer, vote on or by tapping the nbc10 app. you can also call or text your note 610-624-4111. we'll announce the winner tomorrow night at 11:00.
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he's a husband, father, veteran... but most of all, he's a fighter. chris brown has never been afraid to take on the big fights. that's why he stood up to republicans and democrats alike to fight the north jersey casinos and the takeover of atlantic city. chris brown is fighting to protect jobs in our region... a true champion for the working men and women of atlantic county. on november 7th, let's keep him fighting for us. chris brown for state senate, he's on our side.
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in this country the number of babies being born too soon has jumped for the second year in a row. that has health officials concerned right now. today the march of dimes gave pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware a grade c when it comes to premature births. the number of babies born before 37 weeks of pregnancy jumped about 10% in all three states
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last year. premature births is the leading cause of death for kids under age 5. doctors aren't sure what causes it, but they say smoking and lack of prenatal care puts babies at higher risk. having a baby while in your teen years could harm your heart. a new study finds women who gave birth for the first time before the age of 20 are more likely to have heart problems later in life. researchers think it could be linked to the stress of being a young mother. doctors warn teenage moms should have more frequent heart screenings. nbc10 is counting down until the winter olympics in pyeongchang. >> just 100 days to go now. next at 4:00, you'll meet some of the local athletes representing team usa. how they're shining a spotlight on their unique sports. in for a roller coaster with the temperatures the next few days. tracking the warmup and then the cooldown. the chance for rain at the eagles game in your most accurate weather forecast. also ahead at 5:00.
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a bitter battle to bring a casino to south philly. tonight, why all hurdles have been cleared. nobody delivers more for south jersey than steve sweeney. he stood up to north jersey special interests to increase funding for our schools. he stopped christie's commuter tax, saving south jersey residents over 200 million dollars. and he led the charge to pass paid family leave. aarp applauded sweeney for freezing property taxes for seniors and cutting prices on prescription drugs. "i got to take my hat off to him. he's a man of his word." steve sweeney. because there's more work to do to get south jersey's fair share.
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a bridge shut down over politics. their biggest triumph was a traffic jam. chris christie and kim guadagno's failures shortchanged our future. after 8 years- incomes are down, costs are up and our economy is crawling. we are better than this. i'm phil murphy together we'll build a stronger, fairer economy that works for every new jersey family. christie and guadagno left new jersey stuck. i'm serious about moving new jersey forward.
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why arit's because sweeney'sing been exposed as aeeney? double dipping pension padder. caught spending campaign money on lavish dinners and fine cigars for his pals. investigated for being a lobbyist and a senator at the same time. sweeney voted to raise taxes 145 times while our economy continues to struggle.
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south jersey is a mess, and it's time to take out the trash. on november 7th, make a change. dump sweeney. breaking news right here. skyforce10 over a crash in camden county. one of the cars took down a utility pole. there is the pole on the side of the road. george spencer live in skyforce10. >> first responders just getting to the scene of the serious accident off route 130. looks like the gray sedan slammed into the power pole, took it down, took down some power lines with it. first responders have blocked off the roadway here. traffic not getting through on this side street off route 130. the good news at this point is we have been told that no
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injuries were resulting from the crash, but it is a traffic alert for anyone passing through the pennsauken area here after the car plowed into a power pole taking it down and blocking traffic. i am george spencer, nbc10 news. >> all right, george. that music tells us, the winter olympics are now just 100 days away. >> countdown is on! the rosters are not set just yet as team usa athletes still have to compete to make the olympic team. no pressure! some of the athletes stopped by the "today" show this morning. one of them was one who hopes to bring home a gold medal. on curling, the anderson sisters are hoping to qualify for their first game. they are twins born one minute apart. >> yeah.
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it's always fun to be able to compete with my sister. in practice, buddies since we were 5 years old. >> competing at the olympic stage is a dream of ours. it's really cool to get opportunity. >> so good they can share that. the sisters learned to curl at the philadelphia curling club. once it was clear they had real talent the family moved to minneapolis to launch their careers. coverage begins february 8th here on nbc10. you see a tour of the olympic venues and an inside look at pyeongchang. a surprise for high school students. britain's prince harry and former floydy michelle obama stopped at hyde park academy in chicago. the pair met with 20 students and talked about the importance of staying inspired and hopeful. the visit came on the same day as the inaugural summit of the obama foundation.
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>> i know the area pewell, the hyde park area. >> it's where you grew up. a warmer afternoon if you're out in center city. >> we'll warm back up for the next couple of days. let's head over to glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> if you think today was milder, wait until tomorrow. it's going to be a big jump in temperatures. maybe 10 degrees warmer this time tomorrow than what we are seeing here at 63. and in the lehigh valley, where it's in the 40s now, it will be more than a 10-degree jump. we've got cloudy skies now. we'll have more sunshine, a southerly wind, and this warm front is just going to continue to move to the north. south of the front temperatures are in the 60s, including philadelphia, but we really drop to the north. reading or allentown hasn't gotten out of the 40 during the day. look at some of the temperatures in burks county and lehigh
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valley. 46 in blandon. 44 in merckstown. 46 in walnutport. 47, white hall, bethlehem. 46 in nazareth and easton. at this time in the afternoon. we have a few showers. not too far from the poconos. but they're not really moving toward the philadelphia area. so just about all of us are going to be dry this evening and overnight. there is a lot of rain not far away but it's not moving in this direction. as we go through the night tonight, it's mostly the clouds that will also help to keep the temperature up. look at these 6:00 a.m. temperatures. that's better than the high in some of these areas to the north and west. look at this. tomorrow afternoon. even reading and allentown getting close to 70 degrees. and we're seeing more sunshine as well. friday is another day with a good bit of sunshine and warm weather, into the 70s. once again. and then we've got a weak front
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coming down after that. tomorrow, we are warming up. here weigh go through t go thro tonight. it's not very cold. we were near freezing in some areas last night. tomorrow morning. 60 degrees in atlantic city, first thing in the morning. close to 70, allentown, quakertown. 71, allentown. 47 degrees there. for the weekend, well, we've got a warm day on friday, just as warm as thursday, and then much colder on saturday, but at least that -- most of the day looks dry and just a chance of some showers on sunday and sunday night. it could potentially affect the eagles game but nothing like what we saw this past sunday. he is more than this woman's best friend. the desperate search to find the veteran's service dog next. also, a high-speed crash at
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the boardwalk in atlantic city left a driver trapped in a mangled truck. at 5:00 we speak to one man who nearly got hit.
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these are just some of the medications prescribed for pain relief. these pills can be highly addictive, and the addiction doesn't end when the prescription runs out. many times, people turn to a deadlier option - heroin. addiction is a disease, but help is within reach. call 844 reach nj or visit right now at 4:00, delaware veteran and her family are pulling out the stops to find her service dog. >> tim furlong found out why the pup may need his companion as much as she needs him. >> reporter: lauri spent the last two weeks in the woods near her home. >> it has an sd card in it. >> reporter: and setting out food. she is a brain injury, ptsd and balance issues and needs her dog ozzie back. he had a seizure and took off
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running two weeks ago. >> helping her get around, stay stable, picking things up. he is a missing piece. it's a vacancy, like a hole in our hearts. >> reporter: trick-or-treaters got a missing dog flier with their candy and all the local pizza delivery folks and mail carriers are on the lookout for ozzie. when laurie and guy are not looking themselves they are fielding phone calls from people they hope spotted ozzie. >> please do not try to catch, call or chase. >> reporter: there have been a few sightings but ozzie was scared away. she wants you to just call her so she can get to where you saw ozzie. >> he is in survival mode. i'm run from everyone. i am concerned about the hunters and dogs chasing him. >> reporter: keep an eye out. maybe you can help this service dog get back with the woman who desperately needs him. >> hope they find him. >> i know. this just in. the suspect in the manhattan truck attack expected to be
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formalliera formally charged this afternoon. >> new afternoon we're learning by the minute on the terror in h manhattan. >> the latest developments on one of the victims who was from new jersey. hear from parents who say it could have been them if the terrorist had taken a different turn. warmup returns but not for long. i'll have your first alert forecast right after the break. a bizarre crash at the jersey shore as a pickup careens into part of atlantic city's boardwalk with witnesses fearing the worst. >> it was definitely a wild scene. especially after the new york scene. >> i am ted greenberg. how one man says he came inches from getting hit.
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we have new developments in the terror in manhattan. we have learned that the truck driver planned the attack for weeks. right now at 5:00, we have also learned one of the victims in the terror attack in manhattan is from new jersey. darren drake was a student at rutgers pursuing his second masters. tonight his father is heartbroken. >> he had everything going for him. making good money. every benefit you can imagine. he was the president of the local board of education. >> eight were killed and 11 others seriously injured. a police officer eventually shot him.
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we've been digging into the suspect's past and talking to witnesses. >> rosemary connors is live in new york. rosemary. >> reporter: erin and keith, the people we have been talking to all day long came back to the neighborhood today because it's all a part of their daily routine. they drop off their children at the bus stop, take their kids to the elementary school on the corner. they tell me the one thing that's been playing over and over in their minds since this time yesterday is how close they came to the terror and how grateful they are to be alive. >> today at this time, this exact moment, we would be crossing the street with my son to soccer and crossing the street to get my other kids right here. >> reporter: the what ifs plaguing parents. >> how close i was. the kids, my kids' friends. there were minutes' difference. what would have happened if you


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