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Aug 15, 2015 6:00pm EDT
love park. which is, as you can see, has been busy all afternoon. >>> very good evening, i'm george spencer. we're looking that possibility of spending an entire week with highs in the 90s. let's go straight to nbc 10 first alert meteorologist michelle grossman for details. michelle, it sounds like this is just the beginning. >> just the beginning. today we hit a high of 91 degrees. that's the start of stretch of 90s, once again. probably the start of our next heat wave. temperatures up to two to five degrees warmer than yesterday. enough to put us into the 90s yesterday. we reached an official high of 91 degrees. minly in the 80s and 88 in allentown and 66 in lancaster and 82 in wildwood. a warm night tonight if you have saturday night plans by 7:00, we're looking at 86 and 8:0082. we'll talk more about the hot weather tomorrow and how long it is going to last in a few minutes. >> thanks, michelle. >>> happening now, we're tracking travel troubles up and down the east coast. more than 200 flights have been canceled. many others delayed and it's all because of an automation problem
NBC
Jan 8, 2016 6:00pm EST
story tonight. nbc 10's george spencer and lauren mayk are working the story for us. we begin with george who's looking into how this all unfolded this morning. george? >> reporter: jim, archer was a man known by some on these west philadelphia streets, sometimes staying in this house behind me, other times staying with family just about a block and a half away from here. investigators tell us this ambush is so troubling not only because of archer's explanation for it, but also because a stolen police gun was used to commit it. in the dark of night you can watch the attempted assassination unfold. the suspect in the long white robe rushes towards the patrol car with gun pointed, saying nothing, popping off shots right through the driver's side window. as a few astonished witnesses watched. >> the way he shot close up, that cop should be dead, but he wasn't. >> if that doesn't just make the hairs on your neck raise when you see that, it's scary. that's all i can say. >> reporter: police commissioner richard ross, just four days in his new role, says he can barely believe the officer
NBC
Jul 25, 2016 6:00pm EDT
fargo center. we begin with nbc 10's george spencer. george? >> and, jim, the crowd down here on the floor already boisterous after nearly a year and a half of preparation. this is an historic moment for the city of philadelphia and historic nomination of a female candidate, but it all comes at a time of deep discord within the democratic party. with the drop of the gavel and loud cheers this afternoon, the 2016 democratic national convention officially launched 16 years after our heavily democratic city hosted its last convention, but for the democratic party leader who helped organize it all, a fast and stunning downfall. debbie wasserman schultz was nearly booed off the stage by her home state florida delegation this morning thanks to the e-mail leak scandal seeming to show party leaders biassed in favor of hillary clinton over bernie sanders. >> it's unfortunate, real unfortunate. >> reporter: this delegate from wasserman schultz' home state believes it's the only path forward. >> she's looking at the bigger picture that the democrats continue to hold white house. >> reporter: am
NBC
Oct 30, 2015 6:00pm EDT
hoping to go 8-0 with a win over notre dame tomorrow. nbc 10's george spencer is joining us live from independence mall where espn college game day is set up for tomorrow. this is the real deal, fans across the country paying attention to temple right now. >> reporter: this is a very big deal both for the team and for the city, jim, the excitement, the anticipation will all be focused here tomorrow morning. you can see the setup is really expansive, that high tv set and then plenty of space for a large crowd, but by tomorrow night, all of the eyes will shift south to the linc where this unprecedented season faces its toughest test yet. on a walk in the middle of temple's campus this afternoon, shouts of support from the team's biggest fans. early tomorrow morning many in this crowd will head south on broad street to rally here at espn's college game day broadcast and then further south to the linc for the day's main event tomorrow night. >> it's just been crazy around here. >> reporter: good time to be a temple owl? >> the best time. >> reporter: any nervousness about tomorrow? >> i'm
NBC
Mar 26, 2016 6:00pm EDT
wilmington. nbc 10's george spencer covered the story as it was breaking last night. george, today even more residents had to leave their home. >> reporter: that's right, denise. last night authorities only evacuated the building where those residents died and the building right next door, but today we saw voluntary evacuations for many of the other buildings in this complex as management here works to ensure this doesn't happen again. carrying out possessions box by box, it was a somber moving day for the family of nancy uniac, one of the four residents found dead at the evergreen apartments at riverfront heights last night, apparently the result of carbon monoxide poisoning. >> it comes in waves because you feel like you have to get done what you have to get done, but sometimes you stop and look and this just didn't have to be. >> reporter: martin is nancy's brother, leading the effort to clean out her apartment just down the stairs from her unit authorities tell us karl did you know if i, veronica mousily, and a dog were found dead. >> my girlfriend is pregnant. she lives here with m
NBC
Sep 15, 2015 6:00pm EDT
a place to spend the next few days after this early morning apartment fire. george spencer has been on the case all day. he's live on 13th and chancellor streets with the latest. george? >> reporter: jim, lni has confirmed there was an expired electrical permit for the construction site address, but it's not clear how exactly the fire started, even as this entire block of chancellor is now fenced off and many nearby residents are still being kept out of their homes. amateur video captured the hungry flames around 4:00 this morning as they consumed this restaurant construction site in the middle of center city. it was some eight hours later before we finally saw neighbors allowed back inside to grab essentials and we got a look at the charred destruction left behind. >> down at the ground was just, you know, a big camp fire it looked like. >> reporter: alex first saw the fire from his neighboring apartment high above, but fire commissioner says it took 100 firefighters more than an hour to get the blaze under control and for much of the day more than 100 residents were out of their h
NBC
Oct 31, 2015 6:00pm EDT
tonight, we've got your team coverage. we begin with george spencer, who's been talking to excited fans outside the stadium. george, tell us how the fans are feeling about their chances tonight. >> denise, i'd say cautiously optimistic. certainly excited. this is nfl-level tailgating out here. you can see the crowds of excited temple fans. they've been out here grilling, drinking. many of them since noon this afternoon. and in just two hours, all the eyes shift to the linc and temple football's biggest game ever. >> the owl's cherry-colored flags have never flown more proudly outside the linc than they did today. and for once, the fans dressed in green here are the competition, not the home team. >> go, owls! >> go, owls! >> for the mckerry family, all of them temple grads, tonight's push to keep the football win streak alive is personal. >> we're really excited. we've been waiting 50 years for temple to get to this point. >> i grew up, my whole life, in the temple family and we've always been the basketball school. >> notre dame! whoo! >> reporter: notre dame fans are just as loyal, an
NBC
Jun 12, 2016 6:00pm EDT
air, online and the latest mobile device for the latest on the deadly shooting. george spencer just arrived in orlando. he'll have a live report in just a few minutes. >>> the deadly shootings in orlando come a day after a local singer was shot ask killed there. tomorrow night a south jersey community will come together to remember christina grimmie. her hometown of burlington county will hold a candlelight vigil at 8:45 at the sports complex. police say a 27-year-old florida man gunned down the former "voice" contestant as she signed autographs following a concert in orlando. the gunman then took his own life. detectives are searching his cell phone and social media accounts looking for clues to a motive. >>> we continue to follow breaking developments on this morning's mass shooting at a gay nightclub in florida. coming up, hear from a man who ran from the club as the gun fire started. nbc 10's george spencer will have that live from orlando. >>> and here at home, fire forces dozens of people out of their west philadelphia apartment building. the latest on the efforts to get resid
NBC
Dec 26, 2016 6:00pm EST
tributes continue to pour in to honor the life of music icon george michael, who died in london over the weekend. his manager says he died suddenly from heart failure. fans have left flowers outside the singer's home since the news broke 24 hours ago. george michael was 53 years old. "nbc nightly news" will have reaction on the death of george michael and his legacy that reaches beyond music, coming up after nbc 10 news at 6:00. >>> a jersey shore man was on his way to catch a bus to visit relatives on christmas morning when he was killed by a hit and run driver. tonight, an emotional plea from the man's family. jersey shore reporter ted greenberg has the story from toms river. >> we're still numb. >> reporter: their christmas celebration cut short by profound grief, when please came to tell keith elliott's loved ones he's dead. >> it's terrible. every mother's worst nightmare. >> reporter: a small tribute, now feet from where toms river police think he was struck and killed by a speeding driver. investigators believe elliott was walking there to catch a bus to his sister's house in leah
NBC
Jul 19, 2016 6:00pm EDT
a worldwide stage. nbc 10's george spencer is live tonight in center city, and, george, restaurant owners really have started their push. >> reporter: that's right. on the streets and on social media. the convention itself of course in south philadelphia, about 3 1/2 miles down broad street, but many of the visitors will be staying and eating around here making next week a perfect chance to put that restaurant scene on a stage in front of tastemakers and a national audience. the flash and sizzle of the grill at smoking betty's restaurant about to get even hotter next week. for you guys, this is showtime, right? >> absolutely. >> the owner says her comfort food spot is planning meal and drink specials and special hours, later than usual to entice its share of the 50,000 convention delegates, media, and guests. >> i understand the convention itself is going to be in south philly and as they come back up to their room, if they didn't get a chance to eat during the day, we're going to someday open and feed them. >> reporter: smoking betty's is not alone. dnc organizers say philly's blo
NBC
Feb 8, 2016 6:00pm EST
the ground making an impact. i'm george spencer in manchester where we're watching the new hampshire ground game the night before the big vote. >> plus, will temple build a new football stadium and leave the linc? one hurdle is cleared after the university met with concerned neighbors. >> well, i'm tracking snow totals from this storm and how much your county can expect to get in the next 24 hours. >> >> temple university is moving forward with a proposal for a new football stadium near its campus. this afternoon the of trustees approved $1 million to do a feasibility study despite prote protests, that vote after a hearing with public comment. the plan calls for a 35,000 seat stadium at a cost of more than $100 million. >>> new hampshire at the center of the latest political blitz. tomorrow primary day there and all the candidates are making stops across the state today. nbc 10 tracked down governor chris christie and george spencer is live this evening in manchester, new hampshire. >> reporter: jim, primary day itself is really off limits so the candidates at this point only have a
NBC
Sep 8, 2015 6:00pm EDT
. now that workplace is in mourning as investigators look for answers. nbc 10's george spencer has been tracking the latest in the investigation. he's live at the scene of the crash. george? >> reporter: today we confirmed that witnesses are telling investigators that the taxi driver had the green light as he headed northbound here on broad street. for loved ones of those two victims, this loss is raw. phoenixville native amanda digirolomo followed in her family's foot steps. after finishing college, the exercise science major joined her mother and two sisters working at the freedom valley ymca near their home. tonight, that one family's tragedy is rippling through the larger workplace family. >> she lived life to the fullest and we loved having her as part of our family. we are truly going to miss her. >> reporter: the executive director deirdre wood described the young woman as vibrant. today we confirmed that witnesses are telling police the taxi driver who hit her and a friend, bryan botti, had the green light and the victims were crossing on red around 4:30 yesterday morning.
NBC
Dec 22, 2017 6:00pm EST
. >>> up next, philadelphia students becoming revolutionary heroes. how their project saved george washington's holiday tradition. >>> also, dealing with beast mode. how the eagles plan to deal with raiders' star marshawn lynch in their primetime christmas showdown. t comes to cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia, she's coming for the multimodal therapy where the specialists form a treatment plan together. we were looking for a cancer team that would help us decide the best course of action. we have so many tools at our center. this is what attracted amy all the way from new york. these were people who were experts in their field. and for us that was the best choice. learn more about our breast center at cancercenter.com slash philadelphia. mii'm alive and have a second chance. james: i'm thankful for the help and the opportunity that i received. darlene: i'm thankful to be able to help people in crisis. vanessa: i'm thankful that addiction is treatable, and that help is available. christie: new jersey is experiencing a heroin epidemic fueled by opioid painkillers. b
NBC
Nov 4, 2016 6:00pm EDT
firms have to examine the site. george, you covered this when this happen before? >> reporter: this has caused the same problem, really almost this same level of damage, at least two previous times, and here's what's critical to note, the water structure underneath the parking lot is very old, like so much of the infrastructure in the city of philadelphia. the last time we cover a 48-inch main breaking here, it was 120 years old. 120-year-old pipes, they age underneath this ground. as you pan to the right, you can see the spot where this actually occurred. you see that massive crater in the middle of your shot, surrounded by soil, that is where the water was just pouring out about 5:00 this afternoon. >> george spencer live in sky force 10 from an aerial vantage point. now we want to take you down on the ground. nbc10's rosemary connors arrived there a short time ago. what is the situation like right there, rosemary? >> reporter: it appears the chaos has been contained. in fact i spoke to a philadelphia water department crewmember not too long ago who tells me they have identified t
NBC
Feb 20, 2016 6:00pm EST
10's george spencer. i see you ditched the heavy winter coat for a light jacket. >> reporter: definitely e. it's all you need. i got to tell you, there was a moment earlier today, when this was a little too much as the heavy sun was shining down for many of us, we are almost 40 degrees warmer than one week ago today. and it is a welcome relief for many families and businesses. at the sound of a horn, this mad dash as polar plungers rushed for a dunk in the brandwine. today's plunge was a stark contrast to the dangerously cold event a week ago. yet for sheamus and his mom stephanie, today's conditions were still chilly enough for first timers. how did the water today feel to you? >> well, it felt as cold as it would have been. that's the coldest waeter i've been in it. >> it must be a such a difference to get out of the water and have 15 degrees. i'm glad it's in the 50s today. >> reporter: for brett and his son, reed spring like temperatures allows for practice in shorts. pleasant conditions that reed may have brought back to his visit down south during last weekend's cold sn
NBC
Mar 19, 2016 6:00pm EDT
burning car. tonight one of the good samaritans is describing that rescue to us. nbc 10's george spencer talked to him. they got that driver out just in time. >> reporter: witnesses tell me the car fire really blew up moments after. that victim was driving this stretch of the road last night when he veered off and slammed into the large pine tree behind me. right now he's in critical condition, but he might not be alive at all if not for passers by willing to help. camera captures what passers by saw last night. the mangled infinity wrapped around a tree and the glow of a fire and rising smoke with the driver trapped inside. this witness recognized the car as that of tyrone, here high school friend and neighbor. >> i was scared i know him. >> people was standing around but that were not approaching the car. >> reporter: he was driving past as most witnesses stood by stunned in the chaos. he stopped and grabbed an ax and began hitting the door. you can hear his whacks working to loosen the door as the fire burned inches away. >> proceeded to try to pry the door open. >> reporter:
NBC
Jul 26, 2016 6:00pm EDT
dnc. nbc 10's george spencer following this roll call. tim furlong is with the protesters. cydney long looks into a big night ahead for lgbt voters. let's begin with george spencer. george? >> yeah, and jim, that roll call process is getting noisier and more vibrant as they move state by state in alphabetical order through this auditorium. it is an historic moment right now for the democratic party. and yet also, a moment of conflicted feelings among the delegate base. >> this vote for secretary clinton -- >> reporter: from the convention floor, delegate by delegate and state by state, this convention roll call is expected to officially make hillary clinton the presidential nominee of this democratic party. as her challenger, bernie sanders, again today made the rounds calling for unity. >> so our first task is to make sure that hillary clinton is elected our next president. >> reporter: but this afternoon we found two delegates, just steps apart on this floor, and yet worlds apart politically. >> i am so excited to be part of the nomination of our next president of the united sta
NBC
Dec 1, 2015 6:00pm EST
pushing the cable giant for significant community givebacks. nbc 10's george spencer has been tracking the final countdown at city hall all day. how's it going, george? >> reporter: jim, comcast and the city have been negotiating towards this agreement for some two and a half years now, and the goal at this point is to get it finalized by thursday. it would be a long-term agreement impacting both the city of philadelphia and the company. at city hall this morning, a final soundoff from philly residents about comcast's new franchise agreement and its responsibility to the city where it's based. >> they are role models for others in the community and their leadership has really shown that. >> elisabeth is co-ceo of the boys and girls club of philadelphia and says comcast has embraced her group's mission to help kids, but for every supporter, there are also critics. like this group, which testified in today's hearing about their concerns. >> it's been a real struggle, so comcast, it's like they don't work with us. >> reporter: comcast is the parent company of nbc 10. the city renegotiates
NBC
Jan 15, 2016 6:00pm EST
route 202 in king of prussia to the roosevelt boulevard in philadelphia. george spencer has been reviewing the proposal all day. >> george, this idea would not be easy to pull off. >> not easy at all, there are environmental and engineering challenges, but penndot is looking for a response that it could make relatively quickly, and you could see why as we take a live look at the roadway from sky force 10. congestion like what you're seeing in these pictures is an almost daily occurrence and right now only the shoulders there along the right and left sides of the roadway, about the only inch of road surface left unused. driving interstate 76 today we saw areas where shoulder space was plentiful. and other areas seemingly too narrow for anything but a motorcycle. it's a contrast that demonstrates penndot's challenges as it considers a plan that might allow drivers to use the shoulders as travel lanes during the expressway's notoriously packed rush hours. >> they need to do something about it, huh? >> yeah, definitely need to. alleviate the traffic that's constantly jammed up. nothi
NBC
Sep 12, 2015 6:00pm EDT
since. nbc 10 george spencer is live in east ocean township tonight and, gorge, the couple had just only moved into this retirement community from bucks county. >> denise, they just moved in here last sunday. only five days before they disappeared. and late this afternoon, we got information that investigators are working to verify a possible sighting about nine miles from here down in media, p.a. law enforcement that you take a really good look at these photos of the couple. 76-year-old dominik janpo and his 76-year-old, barbara. they were last seen driving a 2007 silver lexus rs. that was the car they were when they left their new home here at the belling hm senior community yesterday morning, telling family members their were simply going out to get some groceries. police are now working to verify reports that the couple may have stopped down at the state police barracks in media yesterday around 5:00 in the late afternoon asking for directions to the pennsylvania turnpike and willow grove. barbara does have early stage dementia and dominik is an insulin dependent diabetic. right
NBC
Jul 7, 2016 6:00pm EDT
-face will have big ramifications. george spencer has been tracking this story and is joining us now on this story. >> jim and jacqueline, many riders likely had no idea at all, but until today uber-x had not been operating legally in philadelphia, operating without official approval from the state. after two years of turning a mostly blind eye, the parking authority said trying times demanded this big change. and outraged taxi leaders are already promising a big response. >> welcome, john, into our family, by presenting him with a vase. >> reporter: a parking authority baseball cap and apparently a peace offering. this morning uber and the tpa were suddenly friends. and the ride-sharing service suddenly free to operate without fear that the authority might enforce state laws. even though such enforcement didn't happen much anyway. >> basically we're going to stand down for a three-month period on enforcement actions. >> reporter: what actually changes, though? the ppa's enforcement around this has been very limited up to this point. >> it has been somewhat limited. but what does cha
NBC
Feb 3, 2017 6:00pm EST
went nowhere. investigative reporter george spencer has been working to find out who is being held accountable. what did you find? >> this afternoon, we finally tracked down this report. 128 pages of analysis on the 2004 incidents. much of it is strongly critical of the prison's management and staff. much of it encouraging big changes that some say could have saved lieutenant floyd's life. in july of 2004, nbc 10's cameras were outside the prison as police dogged searched. a counsellor cassandra arnold had been taken hostage by an inmate and raped in an office. on wednesday, 12 and a half years later, another standoff, but this time the hostage did not survive. >> sergeant floyd didn't have to die yesterday. >> the union president said yesterday lessons were not learned from that first incident. this task force report called the performance of prison management and staff poor at the time. said procedures were out dated or too vague to be useful. and quote, security in the building leading up to the incident was marked by complacency. with shor cuts designed to override security pro
NBC
Dec 22, 2015 6:00pm EST
to deputy commissioner ross. nbc 10's george spencer sat down with seth williams, philadelphia's district attorney, for an interview. >> with a changing of the guard, always questions about the new regime. we heard ross say he has been number two for eight years. you got seth williams' take on law enforcement for next year. >> he sees the law enforcement team, police working with prosecutors, moving into 2016 with some strong momentum, but policy changes will impact the way officers do their jobs and budgetary concerns linger here in the d.a.'s office. for philly p.d., 2016 is a changing of the guard. commissioner charles ramsey retiring and his successor, richard ross jr. taking the reins. it's a change that will impact law enforcement citywide. >> i look forward to continuing the innovations of commissioner ramsey with commissioner ross. >> williams says ross will inherit strong momentum led by a dramatic drop in homicides despite a blip last year. but with the new administration, a promise to fully end the controversial stop and frisk policing tactic. williams maintains the pr
NBC
Jan 14, 2016 6:00pm EST
america travel specializes in trips abroad, especially to west africa. >> george spencer has been digging into that civil complaint today. prosecutors think this case will grow. >> that's right, jacqueline. they say many of the victims are immigrants with limited english and limited understandings of the american travel system. they are confident as more members of the community hear about this prosecution, more victims will come forward. abrah abraham's yeadon apartment is his version of the american dream. he'd fly to see his wife in liberia just once a year, until 2012 when a $1,000 deposit never materialized into the plane ticket he was promised. >> it was horrible. it was so horrible, i'm deciding this is my family, little pennies i have to put it together, can't get it. >> they took advantage of these folks because of the limited english that they spoke, as well as their limited means. >> reporter: a.g.'s bureau of consumer protection says the mostly immigrant customer base relied on fly america travel and its affiliate based here on south broad street and in a previous loca
NBC
Jul 27, 2016 6:00pm EDT
george spencer is joining us live from down near the store. george, you spoke to delegates about the comments from trump, right? >> reporter: yes, jim, clinton's camp, her supporters expected today to be focused really exclusively on her big name support. but instead much of the political world's attention was focused on her republican rival. donald trump's comments sparking disbelief among some political observers. and new outrage among many of the delegates on this floor. at the philadelphia convention late this afternoon, democrats await tonight's headline speech by president obama. just the day after hillary clinton's historic nomination. but states away down in florida, republican donald trump stole headlines, bringing up clinton's e-mail scandal and apparently encouraging russian hackers to dig in. >> russia, if you're listening, i hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. i think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. >> i have to say i'm perplexed by this, by trump. >> reporter: even chuck todd, moderator of nbc's "meet the press" was sur
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Nov 17, 2015 6:00pm EST
10's george spencer is live along the ben franklin parkway with more on that. george? >> reporter: jim, the core of the race zone here along the parkway will be secured with runners and spectators screened by security personnel. there is no known threat against the city, but in this environment, leaders say they can hardly be too careful. for 22 years now the philadelphia marathon has attracted runners from around the world, plus tens of thousands more as spectators, but this year coming just a week after the terror attacks in paris, the host city will be especially vigilant. >> i'm feeling pretty prepared. i'm really excited for it. >> reporter: courtney, a philadelphia runner, is among the 30,000 who will race, relying on extensive security preparations by local police and federal law enforcement alike. >> i can tell you that we are working diligently and collaboratively to make sure that our operations teams in advance and on site are well prepared, integrated, mobile. >> reporter: mayor nutter tells us the race's starting zone along the parkway will be secure, as it has been e
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Feb 9, 2016 6:00pm EST
new hampshire primary. george spencer spent the last few days in that state talking to voters, he joins us live from manchester with more on tonight. george. >> reporter: jacqueline, it seems the granite state is on track for a record or near record turnout today and the results tonight will set an important tone. likely signaling which of the republicans is the biggest threat to donald trump, and how the campaign of national front-runner hillary clinton is resonating with voters. >> got almost 900 people. >> reporter: outside this south manchester polling place this morning even the volunteers talking about the impressive turnout and inside you could see why. long lines have eager voters each one making an impact in this first in the nation primary, and many only deciding who to vote for at the very last minute. >> it took me a long time to decide but ultimately i did vote for donald trump. >> bernie sanders. >> the late decision or had you known for a while? >> a late decision. made it actually while i was in the booth. >> voters like david likely make or break the outcomes toni
NBC
Aug 5, 2016 6:00pm EDT
george spencer continues our team coverage tonight from spring garden. george? >> reporter: yeah, jim, in the past three or four minutes, we watched as a large truck rented by the fbi containing evidence finally departed this scene. during the course of this day, we have watched as investigators continued ongoing searches here at the union's administrative offices, and at a union hall, just about halfway up this block during the nine-hour-plus searches today. investigators collected a trove of new evidence. nbc 10's cameras watched as federal investigators carried out boxes and boxes of evidence. likely more than 100 in total. most of them traditional paper files, but we also saw several computers. a federal investigation into a powerful union, and its leaders unfolding right before the public's eye, likely a carefully planned and executed effort. >> it's human nature to say that if people are watching what you're doing, you're going to be more careful than you would be otherwise. i think their general position is we treat everybody the same. >> reporter: howard bruce klein has been i
NBC
Apr 2, 2016 6:00pm EDT
. george spencer has been investigating that for two days now. he's live at the king of prussia mall. >> reporter: amber alert has become a household term. for law enforcement it's a specific designation with specific protocols. tonight we know a dispatcher error might have slowed the notifications from reaching our cell phones. >> we're still in the early stages of looking into that. >> reporter: police chief tom nolan has the recovery of the seven week old baby was a quick success. the amber alert process is under review. police responded to the mall abduction at 5:45 thursday evening. amber alerts didn't reach cell phones until four hours later. we asked what happened and today found a possible answer. >> our dismatcher may not have notified the police through the exact protocols they want. which could have potentially slowed the process down. >> reporter: it seems that dispatchers simply put the words amber alert into a standard missing person's advisories even though the process is more complicated. dispatchers are supposed to submit data to a national system and contact state p
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Aug 15, 2017 6:00pm EDT
another name. >> and so -- [ inaudible ]. >> george washington was a slave owner. and so will george washington now lose the status? and we take down -- excuse me, are we going the take down, and are we going to be taking down statues to george washington? how about thomas jefferson and what do you think of thomas jefferson -- you like him? well, good. because he was a major slave owner. >> president trump initially criticized the violence on many sides rare than singling out the white supremist, and many viewed that as inadequate response. and so he took back to the microphone and this afternoon reversing the dours pull the statement from his coat pocket to read it again. and this is a remark from the former ku klux klan from david duke saying thank you for the truth of charlottesville, and the terrorists of black lives matter and fascism. and moments ago, tom wolf said, americans died to defeat hate like this, and they deserve better. in the face of hatred and bigotry and violence, all leaders will condemn all of the american values. the president was also asked today if he plans t
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Jun 13, 2016 6:00pm EDT
uncover more about the victims, the suspect and the investigation. let's begin with nbc 10's george spencer who joins us live from orlando. george, if you can, give us a sense of what is taking place there right now. >> reporter: jaqueline, really just ground swell, an outpour of community and support only about a mile away from the attack scene. this memorial and stage will soon house a city-run vigil just about an hour from now. it comes as orlando police now confirm they have notified the family of all victims except one as we are getting a firsthand look at the horror that started it all. a snapchat video captured the very instant a gunman opened fire on the crowd inside the pulse nightclub in orlando. you can see the confusion on the face of the woman who took the video. a woman who tragically did not make it out of the club alive. another video shot just hours later shows how the rampage ended in a hail of gunfire as a police s.w.a.t. team stormed the nightclub and shot and killed gunman omar mateen. and news still photos today show mateen's toyota camry parked at the complex
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Dec 29, 2015 6:00pm EST
, mistakes, and lingering challenges. george spencer spent 45 minutes with the mayor this afternoon. and george, he says poverty remains the city's biggest challenge at the end of his term. >> reporter: jacqueline, more than one in five philadelphians still lives below the poverty line. it is certainly not a new problem in this city, but it is the issue on which the mayor says he is most focused on a personal level as he prepares to leave office here at the end of the week. mayor sat down with us, as you said, for about 45 minutes this afternoon, and as we talked, he said the poverty issue is so difficult to overcome in philadelphia, precisely because it's been an issue for so long. he believes the generations of local families all living in poor economic circumstances are holding the city back perhaps more than anything else. he says it's the result of the system failing its own citizens. he described poverty as an all hands on deck concern, one which he promises to work tirelessly on, even when he's no longer the city's top leader. >> we've had a poverty rate over 20% for 30-plus
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Sep 25, 2015 6:00pm EDT
city today. nbc 10's george spencer is joining us tonight, live from that parkway. george, how's it looking out there. >> reporter: jim, definitely one of the strangest days i've seen around center city. you have that heavy preparation, lots of law enforcement, just not a lot of people around. that's different, where i'm standing. here at eakins oval, which is going to be the center of all of the activity this weekend. we want to show you what's been going on here the preparations have been underway for hours now, obviously, out here. and towards the front in the white seats, right now you can see some of the young school kissed who apparently will be singing front of the pope and in front of a national audience when this gets underway out here, the festival tomorrow night. up on the main stage, those young kids will be in the company of some big name musical acts. the vgifray, aretha franklin, andreas bo chellie. the same is not true of how busy this is two or three blocks north. those neighborhoods north of the parkway, it was a pedestrian and bikers' paradise. the cars largely re
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Jun 14, 2016 6:00pm EDT
two hospitals today. george spencer has more on the survivors and the doctors who helped save their lives. more heroes here, george. >> reporter: indeed, jacqueline. we know that life saving surgeries are happening even right now. eight of those full-length procedured scheduled throughout today. it comes for the first time we are hearing how the medical heroes were able to save so many lives, even as this memorial here in downtown orlando continues to grow. and as this city prepares for at least five different vigils tonight. >> all i could hear was the shotgun, one after another, and people screaming and yelling for help. >> reporter: angel had to rely on what he could hear sunday morning. he had been hit three times in the leg and couldn't move. he laid on the bloody floor of pulse nightclub, playing dead, as shooter omar mateen returned for a second round of killing. >> i had no reaction, i was just prepared to stay there, laying down, so he won't know i'm alive. >> reporter: from the attack scene to orlando's largest trauma unit. >> that was great for the patients, them being cl
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Jul 28, 2016 6:00pm EDT
. and tonight it is her turn. the theme is stronger together. nbc 10's george spencer is joining us live from the wells fargo center. george, what can we expect from hillary clinton's speech tonight? >> clinton's speech is expected to focus around that theme that has apparently been working for the party this week. that theme democrats say of optimism and unity. no matter what your politics, it will be a moment in history on this stage tonight. on the convention stage this final afternoon, three young immigrants, all of them new u.s. citizens, all of them from our area, led the delegates in the pledge of allegiance. it was intentional symbolism around the democrats' theme of unity on this day after president obama's embrace of hillary clinton's candidacy. his speech last night setting the tone for clinton today. a female nominee breaking the glass ceiling. >> you're going to make me cry because you're going to make me think about it. it is a huge, huge advancement, not just for women, but showing everybody these opportunities. >> reporter: many say clinton's acceptance of the nomina
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Mar 4, 2016 6:00pm EST
nbc 10's george spencer is live in south philadelphia. george, who is the person thev are looking for? >> reporter: denise, this is a co-worker of the victim, we have been in touch with philadelphia police throughout the day and watched as homicide detectives went door-to-door look forge surveillance video in this neighborhood. tonight we know the co-worker of the victim is at the center of this case. he is the last person to be seen with the victim at this restaurant before she was found dead. right now philadelphia police want you to take a cloáq look at this photograph of their person of interest. who goes by the name noel. he was working in the basement kitchen of lee's cafe and bistro with the victim. 54-year-old thoung nguyen before she was found dead. it happened last night when a food order never came up, the owner went down to the basement to check, and discovered her dead of a deep cut to her throat, the kitchen was in disarray and noel was nowhere to be found. we can tell you at least five other restaurant customers were here having dinner as this crime occurred. seems
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Sep 2, 2016 6:00pm EDT
, let's check out the beaches from above. george spencer joins us. what are you seeing in ocean city, george? >> reporter: jacqueline, for right now, it is looking every bit like the start of a holiday weekend. really beautiful sights from the sky here over ocean city. the boardwalk and the beach. you can see some nice crowds there along the shore. a couple of people in the water. a few people on the beaches. our pilots commented on the way down here how good the visibility is tonight. that's, of course, expected to change drastically before the holiday weekend is out. some of these same people may be watching heavy rain and potentially even some flooding. certainly a lot of people here hoping for the best. george spencer, nbc 10 news. >> it's disgraceful what's happened with respect to the african-american community. how badly they've been treated. >> nbc 10 goes one-on-one with donald trump inside, while protests tangled outside in north philadelphia. >>> see whether or not you'll see rain in your neighborhood. katie: on crime, pat toomey's attacks on me are shameful. he's making i
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May 6, 2016 6:00pm EDT
10 viewers have been offering to help, and george spens was at the man's home today when viewers stopped by with their donations, george? >> reporter: jimmy's story moved many of us back in april. we showed you his monthly track to buy bottled water. this afternoon, a group of nbc 10 viewers stepped up in a powerful way, 200 gallons worth. how does it feel, jimmy? >> there's no words. >> reporter: jimmy was speechless and beaming. it was donation day in west philadelphia for these viewers. a water hauling, labor of love for community members passionate about helping a neighbor in need. >> our mission is just to find needs in the community. we hear of needs, and we meet them. that's it. it's just like we show love and hope. >> touched my heart, and it upset me, like, why is this happening in 2016. >> she drove in from clayton, new jersey, jimmy's story touched many of of the viewers. he's been without running water since he felt behind on utility bill about seven years ago. we followed jimmy on the bottled water trek he's been making since. today's donations will let him eat, drin
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Apr 15, 2016 6:00pm EDT
growing and dispensing and prescribing the drugs are still being sorted out. george is live from the process of this. >> reporter: yes, entrepreneurs work to capture this new market. legislation into practice will take months. today, pennsylvania' top doctors told us the stakes could not be higher. >> for pennsylvania's department of health sunday's legalization of medical marijuana will start two years of intense work preparing the growing operations and the dispensaries and the network of doctors and enforce. a lot. >> i think it is going to take some time. >> lavine's team isñlgh using t frameworks of other medical marijuana states as a guide. she says not all of their policies will fit our law. >> so there are best practices that we can learn from other states but our implementations will be according to the specific regulations of this legislation. >> many marijuana legalization creates new market for entrepreneur white, that means business growth. >> you see this as an8çu opportunity? >> yes, it is going to be a huge money making industry. >> state representative marco davids
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Jan 2, 2016 6:00pm EST
insisting the city should no longer provide its blessing to the new year's tradition. nbc 10's george spencer spent the day tracking down both sides of this controversy. live along mummers' parade route on broad street. what can you tell us? >> reporter: there's still cleanup to be done out here. the bleachers are still up. police barricades still up along the parade route on broad street. the mummers are again sparking controversy. incoming mayor jim kinney's team says he will discuss the parade once he takes office next week. with traditional music and dance, this group of mexican american marchers stepped off for the first time yesterday. it was supposed to be the year of mummers diversity. but elsewhere in the parade, this group donned brown face and taco costumes, hardly the inclusion latino advocates hoped for. >> just because you have latino troops that have been invited doesn't change the structure of a racist institution. >> reporter: focused on transgender icon caitlyn jenner, a satire um this member hurled a homophobic slur. captured on cell phone video. last night this man
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Nov 21, 2015 6:00pm EST
race of the year puts philadelphia on ant international stage. nbc 10's george spencer has been tracking the city's marathon prep all week long. george, it all starts early tomorrow morning. >> reporter: many of the road restrictions actually take effect overnight and then the race kicks off from this area of the parkway right at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. you can see the barricades are up, the warming blankets are ready to go as people from around the world descend on philly. at the starting horn early in morning runners stepped off for the first race of the weekend, a preview of tomorrow's main event. and this afternoon we found the marathon crowds enjoining philly's attractions like bev at the holiday market outside city hall. >> we love coming here, seeing city hall, the scaffolding is down, it's so beautiful. >> reporter: the philadelphia marathon has become a signature event for the city, now ten times the size it was when it started 22 years ago. visitors like the shae family from syracuse are walking our streets and enjoining the sounds and the sites. >> philly is a lot
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Jan 9, 2016 6:00pm EST
coverage on the impact of this ambush, both for police and the muslim community. we begin with george spencer, live at penn presbyterian hospital. george, you spoke to some of his friends about how he's doing? >> yes. denise, friends of officer hartnett say the gravity of what happened is beginning to sink in for him. he will remain in this hospital for much of next week. a 33-year-old officer tonight, the latest symbol of difficult times for police nationwide. on this feltonville basketball court today, philly kids played in a tournament honoring police. it comes i day after jesse hartnett nearly became the newest name on the list. nearly assassinated on a street corner in west philly thursday night. >> they put their life on the line every day. and though they don't know who the bad people was, but the bad people know who they are. >> we're nervous now, you know, we don't know what's going to happen. >> captain mccluskey acknowledged uneasiness today. the ambush came three days after richard ross jr. was swrorn in as police commissioner. and almost foreshadowed the danger ahead. >>
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Dec 5, 2015 6:00pm EST
, tonight live on temple's campus. george. >> reporter: denise, fans here are still proud. football has changed the mood on the campus and changed perceptions about schools around the country. supporters say today's loss doesn't take any of that away. you could hear the crowd's enthusiasm, but in the end all the support was not enough. the owls fell behind in the third quarter and never caught up closing their most successful regular season in memory with a loss. >> it's disappointing but i'm still proud of them. still proud of them for sure. >> we did really well up until this point. i thought this game we didn't play our best. >> in the crowd today fans showed their cherry colored temple pride literally from head to toe. these special temple shoes perhaps the most unusual show of support. >> this season has been magical. >> senior temple coleman was among many ga that said they never could imagine seeing the team do this well or boosting campus moral in the way that it has for the past few months. >> i would never imagine coming in here four years ago as a freshman we would play i
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Nov 25, 2015 6:00pm EST
." >. >>> turning to the holidays, hugs, kisses, in a tracked train station. >> george, are you feeling the love at the station there? >> jim, absolutely. this train station has really been the hub of holiday emotion, holiday reunions today. also a hup for a lot of travelers. this taxi line has rarely stopped nor has this stream of family and friends coming here to pick up their relatives. in the middle of 30th street station today jillian price and john get reunited. their pennsylvania to d.c. romance will be in person this thanksgiving weekend including a first ever meeting of the family stirring up some nervousness? >> oh, very, very. terrified. everything seem so calm and smooth leading up to thanksgiving. you never know what happens at thanksgiving. >> their reunion was one among many. on this busiest of train travel days we saw friends and family hugging out months of separation. >> oh, my gosh. sharon davis has been traveling to see her surrogate family here in philly once a year for the past three decades. >> i don't have an extended family in new york. i only have my tw
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Feb 13, 2016 6:00pm EST
jersey shore. i am george spencer, coming up, crowds braving the conditions on the coldest weekend of the season and the other weather related impact hitting the shore town. >>> back in philadelphia, this fire at a frankford auto body shop sent three to the hospital, including a firefighter. the fire got so big it took dozens of firefighters more than four hours to put out the flames. nbc10 on the scene as firefighters battle flames and frigid conditions. it started around 10:00 at joe's auto body and transmission. no word on the conditions of the firefighter and two others taken to the hospital. investigators are still looking for a cause. >>> the american red cross is helping victims of another fire today. this one in middletown township, bucks county. investigators telling us flames erupted early this morning at the foxwood manor apartments. we are told everyone made it out safely. we checked, there's no word what caused this fire. >>> today a community came together to remember a 12-year-old hero. sanford harling went into his burning home earlier this month to save his father who
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Nov 24, 2017 6:00pm EST
with the black friday crowds, you can still score deals all weekend long. >> let's go to george spencer live in king of prussia, george? >> reporter: erin, we've been here for about four hours now. first outside with the parking and traffic madness, now indoors with the bustle that's actually inside the mall. for many here, black friday is an annual opportunity not to be missed. but if you are missing it, the discounts should stick around for a few days. at the christiana mall this morning, handfuls of shopping bags, illustrate this year's black friday story. and up at the premium outlets in limerick it was the seemingly never ending lines of customers, including this one outside tory birch where we found monica carroll waiting for one particular must have deal. everything else, she'll be on cyber monday. >> i'm waiting for monday. >> reporter: going online? >> online. >> reporter: more people are making the shopping shift online. founders at south jersey's best blackfriday.com. tell us their rush started last night and will continue through monday. and they say the discounts st
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Apr 18, 2017 6:00pm EDT
guards. didn't provide staffing or a safe work environment. george spencer says the state ignored security concerns tr years. >> reporter: the legal complaint is 52 pages focused on troubling allegations about security in the prison itself and focused on the state leaders who attorneys say could have prevented the death of lieutenant floyd. her husband last year's correctional officer of the year was killed in february's 18-hour uprising at von correctional center. these officers also held host alk tried to save him but could not. >> they are not recovering well. >> attorney tom calls his client the walking wounded saying they still suffer flashbacks and nightmares. the federal lawsuit filed this morning alleges that the deadly standoff occurred because former governors ignored recommendations to increase staffing after a 2005 revolt at the same prison. >> instead they spent up to $23 million a year forcing understaffed officers to work 16-hour shifts overtime to save money. state leadership did have warning signs. it was widely discussed that building c was unmanage bli dangerous
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Dec 12, 2015 6:00pm EST
field for more on the excitement surrounding america's game. george. >> reporter: denise, as we've been seeing, certainly doesn't feel like december football here. the experience, the linc with the sights and sounds of a sporting event and today was no exception. marching onto the field with the linc, we watched two teams truly in a league of their own. army followed by navy. in a tradition that brings back supporters for tailgating and football year after year. >> camaraderie. also camaraderie between individuals you went to school with. almost a home coming. this is our home coming. >> just before game time parachuters descended from above, planes flew overhead. the near record high temperatures made for unusual december football weather. but in this crowd we didn't hear any complaints. >> this is fabulous. when we were here two years ago, it was nice. >> it was cold. >> mist y, overcast. >> rose and her family came in from as far away from alabama and chicago. the army-navy game draws some 50,000 visitors to our area generating unique impact and $35 million according to the city. phi
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Nov 3, 2015 6:00pm EST
jr. as a sham. nbc 10 george spencer joins us live. today's deliberations were really brief. >> reporter: the jury had only been deliberating for about 30 minutes when the judge let them go until tomorrow morning, but it had already been a long day of closing arguments with fattah claiming to be a million dollar businessman. and prosecutors saying he was a, quote, unqualified dropout. >> he's an idiot, period. >> reporter: chaka fattah jr. pulled no punches this afternoon as he described the u.s. attorney leading his prosecution, an attorney from the same federal office that will soon prosecute his father. congressman chaka fattah sr. was in the courtroom today listening as his son summarized the defense position and as u.s. attorneys called fattah jr. a cheater and a deadbeat. during the trial fattah has acted as his own lawyer. was representing yourself a good idea? >> best idea i ever made, considering i had no choice but to put on my own vigorous defense. >> reporter: fattah said he didn't have money for legal fees after overreaching prosecutors decimated his businesses,
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Dec 27, 2016 6:00pm EST
throughout the state. it's the last of three gas tax creases that gang in 2014. george spencer is digging into what we have gotten out of all these increases. where is all this money going? >> reporter: the state says the income from this tax does have major real life impacts, the 2017 increase is actually what you said the third in a series of four gas hikes, paying for everything from transit improvements like septa to major rehabilitation of these vine street bridges, 676 right in the heart of the city. for stephanie white, the thought of paying more at the pump brings a sense of new year's discontent. >> i think it's ridiculous. >> reporter: coming sunday, gas tax wholesalers will crease the tax 8 cents a gallon. we wanted to know what you're getting for all that money? what does penn dot air to people who feel like they're getting nickelled and dimed. >> this is for our highways and bridges that desperately need attention. >> reporter: $11.5 million in improvements at 69th street terminal. $9 million to make this 40th stop more accessible to wheelchair riders and millions more to add
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