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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
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
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
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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
NBC
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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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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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
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
NBC
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
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
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
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
NBC
Oct 7, 2016 6:00pm EDT
. nbc 10's george spencer is live in skyforce 10 with word of a stabbing outside a restaurant, george? >> reporter: yes, jim, quite a commotion up here. medics and ppd converging on this panda express chinese restaurant in the port richmond section of tioga. we've confirmed with police at least two people were stabbed near this restaurant. we don't know if it happened inside the panda express or in the parking lot outside. one of those victims rushed to temple university hospital, the other to honiman hospital. again, two people stabbed at the panda express in port richmond. i'm george spencer, nbc 10 news, live from skyforce 10. >>> next, testing for lead. all new at 6:00, the concern growing for philadelphia schools and what's being done in response. >>> also, prepared for game day. the eagles hit the practice field as they look for ways to beat the lions on sunday. glenn? >>> plus i'll have the latest on hurricane matthew. and i'm also tracking rain headed our way for the weekend. i'm having the timing of that and who is going to see the heaviest of the rain. think my s, ma
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Feb 2, 2017 6:00pm EST
connors, nbc 10 news. >>> saving lives, thank you. we sent nbc 10 investigator george spencer to dig into the staffing issues. he is back in our nbc 10 studios. george, what have you learned about a shortage of prison workers in the state? by its own admission, delaware's department of corrections has some 90 vacancies for corrections officers across the state. as you've heard, critics believe those staffing gaps actually led to sergeant floyd's death. so we've been researching what proper staffing would actually look like. the u.s. department of justice says there is no blanket staff to inmate ratio requirement or even suggestion. because there's so much variety from prison to prison. corrections officers unions across the country have supported a ratio of three inmates for every one staffer as being desirable. we don't know how many officers were working at vaughan yesterday. across all of delaware's prisons there are about 7,000 inmates, with about 1,700 total corrections officers. we can confirm that delaware's ratio is more than four inmates for every one officer. that ratio in delaw
NBC
Nov 9, 2016 6:00pm EST
george s live outside the white house where donald trump will take over january 20th. george? >> reporter: tonight the focus was on some sort of unity and healing this divided country moving forward towards a trump administration. >> we have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. but i still believe in america and i always will. >> hillary clinton spoke out today for the first time since losing the election. >> this is painful. and it will be for a long time. >> reporter: she thanne ene enn supporters and asked them to be part of the way forward. >> we are now all rooting for success in uniting and leading the country. >> reporter: the president said he was proud of hillary clinton and her campaign, and he's proud of his staff and this is just part of polls. . >> we try really hard to persuade people that we're right. and then people vote and then if we lose, we learn from our mistakes, we do some reflection, we lick our wounds, we brush ourselves off, we get back in the arena. >> again, president-elect trump will be meeting with president obama here at the white hou
NBC
Sep 24, 2015 6:00pm EDT
george spencer is high above in sky force 10 keeping an eye on road closures, other impacts of this visit. >> reporter: so much focus on the parkway in all of this. but of course independence mall is one of the other big venues. that's what we're over right now. . take a look at what we're seeing beneath it. you can see that pair of large jumbotron. leaders said today the audio/visual setup for this entire papal event has been the equivalent of 25 super bowls. as we pan out a little wider, you can see the rows of hundreds of white chairs that are now set up here on the mall for those who will be listening to pope francis at this central spot in american history. of course, though, it's not really just about the venues as we widen our view back out we can address the other issue that millions of people across the region have been thinking about, a primary concern has been getting around on the roads during all of this. we've been tracking that from the sky. and take a look at these live pictures. this is the vine street expressway right where it connects in the onramps to i-95 in bot
NBC
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
NBC
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
NBC
Nov 1, 2016 6:00pm EDT
with bumper to bumper traffic. >> how have things changed and how is it right now out there, george. >> reporter: jacqueline, unfortunately getting worse up to this point, with no subways no busses, no trollies, cars seem to be the only option for people tonight. all of these vehicle lights on the grounder tonight tell a big part of the story tonight. jfk, market street and chestnut, all routes typically served by the market frankfurt line is now closed because of the strike. they are crowded at any time of the day, but this impact definitely showing up in this slow crawl right now during the evening rush on center city's roads. reporti ining live in sky force. >> thousands of people having to find a different way to get to school, to get to work. >> cydney long joins us from spring garden. i know you found someone who said the strike is already making their commute longer and it's also costing them a lot more money? >> reporter: not just someone, almost everyone we talked to, whether they rely on bus, trolly or subway, they're having to leverage their time, but also leverage their
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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
NBC
Dec 23, 2015 6:00pm EST
short time ago. low gas prices one of the major ranges for an uptick in travel. george spencer tracking all of the holiday travel problems that people are running into today. >> reporter: we are seeing a wednesday evening rush hour plus a whole lot more. my crew and i have been in this spot for 3 1/2 hours now. we can tell you this jam-packed i-76 has not changed one bit in the time we've been here. as we move around today, weather impacting most everyone's holiday travel. >> turnpike buzz with its own sounds of the holiday this afternoon, heavy traffic volume expected to get heavier by tomorrow. but for today's pre-christmas eve travelers, hitting the roads meant hitting rain and fog, unusual for this time of year. >> it's watching out where you're going. the fog's the worst. >> reporter: pennsylvania turnpike authority expecting record breaking traffic between nom and new year's, 4.2 million. many brought ow by low gas prices and warm weather. karen smith heading to northeast philly from detroit. >> it was great. got up at 3:00 in the morning and we left at 3:00 and what are
NBC
Nov 16, 2015 6:00pm EST
area. investigators claim 53-year-old joanne beatty and her son george were selling drugs out of their home. police say concerned neighbors alerted police who sent in undercover officers to buy drugs. george beatty is the son of a former radnor township commissioner and current chair of the township democratic party. joanne is his ex-wife. police say the elder beatty does not live in the home. >>> new details tonight about the bodies of two children dumped in a grassy area in philadelphia. tonight, the focus is not on how the children died, but rather who tossed the bodies. it turns out the bodies have been preserved. we first told you about this discovery yesterday. nbc 10's doug shimell joins us live from philadelphia with more. doug? >> reporter: it wasn't an illegal lab that perhaps put the two small bodies in the ally? or a rogue medical waste hauler? or all of the above? the medical examiner believes the two small bodies of newborns found amidst trash in kensington were actually specimens from a medical facility. >> can't make it disappear. >> reporter: the news compounds w
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Mar 3, 2017 6:00pm EST
apartment complex along lindbergh boulevard. george spencer is live for us tonight. >> any indication yet on how this could have happened? >> that's what we're working to figure out. he says he was not mistreated, but he just can't understand how it could have happened. officers busting through his door and searching his home. this afternoon, philadelphia police told me one of the suspects they were actually searching for, was captured somewhere else nearby. >> they were already in. >> reporter: this 33-year-old man was barely awake this morning when he stumbled to his living room to find police had broken through his front door with guns drawn. >> when i heard that big sound like boom boom, i jumped out of the bed. by the time i approached this door, they were already in. >> reporter: he says they immediately put him in handcuffs and began to search his apartment. >> started opening the place, you know, came here, looking i'm like, what are you looking for? opening all this. >> reporter: he knew immediately that they had the wrong guy. he's a master student at west chester university
NBC
Oct 17, 2016 6:00pm EDT
fraud. george spencer spoke with a man who voted illegally in at least four elections. he's not the only one we found. look for his investigation wednesday night right after the last presidential debate only on nbc 10 news at 11:00. >>> a new poll shows hillary clinton is expanding her lead in pennsylvania. according to a new quinnipiac university pillow, clinton now leads trump in the state, 47-41%. that's a three-point bump for clinton compared to two weeks ago. she's also leading in colorado and florida. >>> clinton is off the campaign trail as she prepares for the next debate, as her campaign continues to deal with the fallout from her hacked e-mails. some of the new e-mails which have not been authenticated by nbc news allegedly capture what was said during clinton's 2013 speech to goldman sachs. it claims to show the democratic nominee admitted taking action against wall street only for political purposes. a spokesperson for the clinton campaign says the trump campaign is cheering on russia's hacking into u.s. e-mails. >>> tomorrow, former president bill clinton will be campai
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Sep 5, 2015 6:00pm EDT
season is wrapping up with more great weekend weather. george presser visited several towns on the jersey shore today. george, this weather is bringing shils to business owners? >> reporter: denise, one of those business owners told me today this has been the perfect weather season in family oriented towns like ocean city. that means the crowds show up in places like atlantic city, where they are working to attract nongamblers, it's the boardwalk that's the indication, and it appears things are going pretty well. on the ocean city boardwalk this afternoon, it definitely still looks and feels like summer, at least for the rest of the holiday weekend. how about this weather? >> this is amazing. it is amazing. that's why we're here. >> reporter: lina white and her husband from montgomery county got to the shore almost every other weekend this summer. on the beach today, families were poked under colorful umbrellas. but the water was less inviting, even dangerous in spots. what was it like. cold, very cold. >> i came prepared, brought my body board. but the lifeguard said no body board
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Dec 4, 2015 6:00pm EST
by the fbi. nbc 10's george spencer spoke with an expert who says radicals have been successful using the social network for their terrorist network. >> reporter: it is the new information now shaping our view of wednesday's attack. the fbi confirms it's investigating as a possible act of terrorism and sources tell nbc news agents uncovered a pro isis facebook post written by the female shooter, tashfeen malik, a pakistani native who may have radicalized her husband. >> i think if you look at the terroristic war today, when it comes to multimedia, our adversaries are winning. >> reporter: drexel professor dr. scott white says terrorists are doing a very successful job of using social media. not only are they communicating covertly online, they are also using social media to inspire new radicals who may develop unnoticed in their home communities. >> young people being radicalized in the basement of their house with their computer and the family members may not knowing about it. >> reporter: indeed as investigators comb for clues at the home of the killers, both in their late 20s
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Dec 8, 2015 6:00pm EST
in the face yesterday at a high school. >> the school district removed the principal at george washington high school and reassigned him elsewhere. yesterday three students attacked a teacher and punched him in the face several times. police say it was all over a cell phone. george washington high school has been plagued by school fights to students pulling the fire alarm as a prank. >>> reducing violent crime in wilmington. tonight, delaware lawmakers sent a letter to wilmington's mayor and council members about concerns their recommendations have not been implemented. a crime commission recommended changes eight months ago. the letter reveals the five key changes, including deployment of at least 24 officers per shift, improving the murder clearance rate, developing a proactive crime reduction strategy, and improving police department's technology. also, accountability. >>> the white house secret service officer arrested for sexting will stay behind bars until his trial. lee moore appeared in court today in wilmington. his attorney tried to get him released but a judge decide
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Feb 2, 2016 6:00pm EST
to new hampshire. george spencer will follow the candidates there as they get ready for the first primary election next monday. look for george's reports beginning on sunday. >> the blizzard of 2016 took its toll on the beaches. next, a look at the mark last month's storms left on the coast and the race to erase the damage before the busy summer season. >> plus, record warm temperatures are also going to  be met by heavy rains that are moving this way. my complete first alert forecast up next on "nbc 10 news" at 6. patients across the country have spoken. they recently rated their care experience at over 3,500 hospitals nationwide in a survey conducted for the centers for medicare and medicaid services. fewer than 6% received 5 stars. among them was cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia. learn more at cancercenter.com slash eastern. cancer treatment centers of america. care that never quits. appointments available now. >>> last month's blizzard was not kind to the beaches of delaware. crews are working to rebuild sand dunes destroyed by the storm. the blizzard of 20
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Feb 27, 2016 6:00pm EST
street in the city's grays berry section. george spencer is live with details. >> reporter: the demolition crews arrived around 1:00 and work will continue into next week. we still don't know how this happened. because the home had no open violations. but several neighbors were watching today, as it fell this morning. with the resident on the second floor asleep and those neighbors rushed in to help. by this afternoon, we watched as a backhoe picked up the pieces of this building, scoop by scoop. earlier in the day you could see the mound of white siding, wood and brick. the rubble from a collapse that witnesses watched from their windows. >> i got out of the bed and heard a loud crack. >> reporter: neighbor greg cooper says the crack is what got his attention around 7:30. moments later, several neighbors saw the two story building fall. each floor directly down on to the floor below. a true pancake collapse. >> first we thought it was like a tree. then the -- you could hear, like, boom boom boom boom. >> i would say it came down in a matter of five seconds, that's how fast it w
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Nov 12, 2015 6:00pm EST
involved in the inappropriate e-mail chain. nbc 10's george spencer reports. >> we are here today because we are really outraged, beyond outraged. >> reporter: a new round of furor in the still expanding porngate scandal. the city council's female mem r members and the local chapter of the organization for women demands the firing of three prosecutors tied to the salacious e-mail chain and currently employed by the philadelphia district attorney. >> this undermines our judicial system. that is what is so scary. >> reporter: now president nina ahmad say her members simply can't ignore offensive messages like these released by attorney general kathleen kane. they were received and sometimes forwarded by local prosecutors frank fina, mark costanzo, and pat blessington. >> when somebody has attacked us, raped us, assaulted us, whatever the case may be, these are the people we go to. >> reporter: in early september, d.a. seth williams ordered sensitivity training for the three prosecutors, not firing. today he said, "while i appreciate and understand the concerns of the city council women and
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Jun 27, 2016 6:00pm EDT
investigators learned the judge issued a warrant for a violation of probation. george spencer found somehow he remained free until he allegedly shot officer dorman last week. >> reporter: are you sorry for what you did? >> walking in hand calms dante eiland no longer a wanted man. a judge issued a warrant for his arrest nine months ago and the u.s. marshal's service never captured him and court papers showed they had his home address which was only steps from where the shooting occurred. delaware county district attorney jack weighland says prioritizing which wanted criminal to search for first is generally a judgment call. >> it's usually up to the discretion of the individual, probation, parole department and their supervisors. >> state court records show a series of drug dealing and possession arrests starting in 2001 and then in 2005 a judge sentenced him to nine years for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon followed by three years of supervised release, and that is where more problems began. late last june eiland told his probation officer he would be moving from this
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Dec 25, 2015 6:00pm EST
then. >>> in bucks county, a christmas tradition, george washington and his troops made their annual trip across the delaware river, but these reenactors didn't face the same challenges as the actual crossing during the snowstorm nearly 200 years ago. the warm weather brought thousands of people out this afternoon. >> reporter: the fog had largely lifted by the time george washington hit the water. every christmas you can count on it, the general crossing the delaware in a revolutionary re-enactment. it happens, rain or snow, but in this case in shorts. >> it's like summer, it's amazing. >> reporter: this is the 63rd year crowds have gathered for the tradition. some remember the chill of years past. >> scarf, mittens, hat, bundled up. my mother put scarves on us and boots and we'd have to get through the snow and they usually had ice. it was, like, freezing. >> reporter: check out the crowd from a couple years ago bundled up along the shore. and back on that day in 1776. >> it was probably in the lower to mid 30s and the weather started with rain and sleet, then snow, and just kept g
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May 5, 2016 6:00pm EDT
will not hear from presidents george hw bush and george w. bush. the former presidents are not commenting on trump. the on the democratic side, fbi interviewed hillary clinton's aids over the e-mail investigation. clinton's team says they are confident the review shows she did nothing inappropriate. also, today, clinton told a crowd in california about the run for president back in 2008, and when she knew it was time to bail out of that race. meanwhile, sanders has a rally in an hour in west virginia. for complete decision 2016 coverage, incoluding counts and primaries and caucuses, tap the nbc 10 app. >>> a part-time worker on a chester county farm accused of stealing nearly $1 million from the farm's owner. today, they arrested clifton wilson. the investigation started if nebraska when they found checks written from her account. willlson was a painter on the farm for two years. he used the money on cars, a rental home, and family vacation to the baja mas. >>> a baseball coach and business teacher in pottstown high school is arrested, but the allegations first came to light th
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Sep 19, 2016 6:00pm EDT
after one of the shootings. >> investigative reporter george spencer has details. >> reporter: it was late friday night at 52nd and sansom. >> help me please! >> reporter: when philadelphia police sergeant sylvia young became the first victim. >> watch crossfire! >> reporter: today we discovered the shooting suspect, nicholas glenn, had been to jail at least once a year all of his adult life. eight different times since 2009, mostly for crimes involving possession and distribution of marijuana or crack cocaine or violations of parole. you guys were raised like brother and sister. >> yes. >> reporter: glenn's cousin tells us her mother raised the shooting suspect for much of his childhood as glenn's own mother struggled with addiction. during the suspect's latest stays in philadelphia prisons, he had several fighting violations, so supervisors say he was sent to, quote, punitive seg rr rregation three times. glenn's criminal history may date back years. we discovered many of his alleged crimes were concentrated geographicall geographically, many of them within blocks of friday night's
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Apr 11, 2016 6:00pm EDT
. now george spencer got the chance to take their frustrations to the man in charge. >> this is our frornt door access. >> six weeks ago penny showed us her family's little egg harbor home still unlivable 3 1/2 years after sandy. today she was in the front row as new jersey lawmakers questioned the man leading the state's largest rebuilding program. >> i sit here with over 250 pages of people who reached out. >> during more than one hour of sandy questioning. >> we are still waiting to get back home. and we need to know where's the money. >> brian is one of thousands still not home according to state data on the reconstruction rehabilitation elevation and mitt vags program. 7,781 homeowners have signed rrem grant agreements but 316 rrem homes are complete. >> are you satisfied with that completion rate? >> look, never satisfied. >> the commissioner charles richmond leads rrem. in his first interview with nbc 10 he blames staggered federal payouts and changing municipal zoning rules as causing the majority of delays but he said as of today 76% of the billion dollar total is now in th
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Aug 1, 2015 6:00pm EDT
as an emt from bucks county rescue squad george redner iii killed on the tracks. he was about to start classes at the philadelphia fire academy. his fellow rescue squad members say they're grieving tonight. >>> august is here and still no sign of relief from the heat. taking a live look at cape may where the peach has been crowdbeach has been crowded today, but the real question on everyone's mind is are we still on the heat wave? we begin with team coverage with brittany ship did we hit the 90-degree mark today? >> we did. the heat wave will continue even as we head into tomorrow. it started way back last week. today our temperatures did reach 90 degrees and as we head into tomorrow we'll see a high of 90 degrees as well a little bit above average for us. our average for this time of year is 87 degrees so we've dropped down a few degrees of our official high of 90 degrees today, your current temperature 83, 83 degrees current in allentown and temperatures in the poconos a lot cooler in the mid-70s. we're at 86 in wildwood and temperatures in dover right now at 86 degrees. even a
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Mar 16, 2016 6:00pm EDT
10's rosemary connors live from george washington carver high school. >> i know you spoke with students who knew the teenager and described him as a gentle giant? >> reporter: right. they say that jonathan briggs was a big guy who had a big heart. well-liked, easy going. they tell me the last time they saw him walking through the halls last friday. so his sudden death has been very difficult to process. tonight the school's opening its doors to parents who mayg!f ha questions, who may want to express concerns. they obviously have school officials here, health officials to help answer any questions. the meeting here tonight comes after a special tribute just a few hours ago. >> it like a remembrance. so write something on a balloon, send it off to the sky, celebrate it. >> reporter: the sun shining on the students at carver high school of engineering and science in north philadelphia. they remembered 15-year-old jonathan briggs who died of bacterial meningitis. he was a freshman and played on the school's undefeated jv basketball team. >> always did what i asked him to do an am
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Feb 4, 2016 6:00pm EST
. george spencer will pick up coverage this weekend live from new hampshire, look for his reports starting sunday night. >> bill cosby's legal team has a month to get ready for his next court date. we brought you the judge's decision yesterday at 6:00 that the criminal trial will move forward in the sex assault charges dating back a decade ago. women's groups are weighing in. >> reporter: yesterday's decision not just a victory for the prosecution but women's groups and groups that deal with victims are also applauding it. >> it's a very critical case in that it really exemplifies the reality that sexual assault happens. and sexual assault happens in all segments of society. and offenders can be anyone, including a person who is a celebrity. >> long time executive director of the montgomery county victims services center says she has been watching the bill cosby case for years. >> whether it is going through a criminal justice system or not, is not our focus. our focus is that trauma that the victim has suffered and the importance of making sure that they have the support needed to heal. >
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Feb 17, 2016 6:00pm EST
right now is up in the air. >> george remembers when this picture was taken. >> 8, 10 years old. >> reporter: he gets choked up. >> team is awesome. >> reporter: back the boys club today. >> people are caring less and they're not -- not doing what they need to be doing. >> reporter: wow downthouyou wo that frk loomming looking aroun here. >> it's an act of nature. >> reporter: not much they can do about the cost but the labor is cheap. pitching in, getting dirty and dragging debris to be hauled off. time is of the essence for kids who have a game sunday. >> if we don't get fixed i don't know what to do. >> i don't know if we're playing. nothing else to say. >> reporter: any other place you can play? >> not that i know of. >> reporter: this is the first time the children have been inside since the storm. parents continue to pick up and dry out, the hockey court isn't fit to stay inside too long. >> looking at pictures yesterday, it was kind of amazing how they cleaned up already. >> reporter: the job is far from over. help from the community, club members are vowing to get the ne
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Mar 29, 2017 6:00pm EDT
former aids will spend time in prison for their roles in the george washington bridge scandal. one was sentenced to two years in prison for his role in the political revenge plot. kelly was given 18 months behind bars. the two are convicted of close ing ramps to punish a a mayor who did not endorse christie's reelection bid. both say they plan to appeal. >> the plan to appeal several aspects of this matter. >> the fight is far from over. i will not allow myself to be the scapegoat in this case. i look very much forward to the appeal. >> governor christie was never charge with any wrong doing. >>> new at 6:00, the 14-year-old has been charged with vandalizing a synagogue in may fair. video shows two teens outside temple sunday night. a worker showed up at the synagogue monday to find a broke b window smashed by a baseball-sized rock. >>> in delaware county a middle school aid was arrested today accused of taking a a gun into a school. the 32-year-old was arrested this afternoon. investigators say he took a gun to drexel hill middle school. he's not an employee of the district. he's an e
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Oct 4, 2015 6:00pm EDT
improving. winds still up to about 32 miles per hour. in atlantic city, close to 40. george utou down. this is a closer look at wind speeds. things will start to relax for us which is great news. we've seen a lot of coastal flooding. our "7-day forecast" shows that as we head into the rest of tomorrow, 67 degrees, take a look at tuesday, wednesday and thursday, back to the zetts. and the next chance of showers is saturday, temperature at 69 by next weekend. >>> and comingl phillies try to avoid 100 losses. and not everyone the trio of second half touchdowns were enough to help reach the win column. a look at what went wrong coming up. >>> happy sunday to you. the eagles were in washington with the chance to entheven the record. demarco murray was questionable. he did it play totaling eight carries for 36 yards. eagles shut out in the first half. third quarter, a different story. sam bradford airing it out. haven't seen much of this. it's riley cooper behind the defense for 62 yards and the touchdown. missed extra point. eagles down 13-6. next possession, bradford showing agility. we're tied
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Oct 2, 2015 6:00pm EDT
for a rapist and a killer. police arrested convicted rapist george shaw, along with accomplice robert sanders. they are charged in connection with the murder of barbara rowan back in august of 1984. according to police, shaw raped and strangled the girl. sanders helped him dispose of her body. her body was found two weeks later in a wooded area near her home and the home of the alleged killer. police say shaw had secretly hired barbara to babysit, eventually luring her into his bedroom, where he killed her. police chipped away at the men's story for 30 years. >> as human beings you can remember a lie and after the first couple days, first couple years, you suddenly don't remember that lie. >> sanders finally confessed his role in the killing this week. sanders was arrested in monroe county. shaw was taken into custody in florida. police call shaw a serial rapist and fear other victims could be out there. they are hoping the person who called in a tip in 1984 will now come forward. >>> we have new developments in the investigation into the sexual assault and robbery of a temple
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Jan 12, 2017 6:00pm EST
christie violated the law by not reopening lanes on the george washington bridge which were closed in an alleged political revenge plot. >>> governor christie's second in command is in the running to take over his job. the lieutenant governor filed paperwork to run in the primary. she's the first lieutenant governor in the garden state's history. >>> another republican who is campaigning in the governor's race is taking a step back from the race. he announced he's undergoing treatment for cancer in his neck. he thinks he can beat the cancer. he says he'll be making campaign phone calls and his surrogates will be campaigning for him. >>> here is the full list of governor candidates. >>> camden hospital is moving to improve security a day after a patient deliberately shot himself in the emergency room. it happened yesterday at our lady of lords medical center. the patient survived and is in critical condition. the hospital says right now it has no medical detectors but it beefing up security on all its campuses immediately. >>> new jersey school nurses could soon be allowed to use an opioi
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Mar 5, 2016 6:00pm EST
wilmington. same for trenton. 40 in george town. 36 in atlantic city. taking a look at your planner for the nexcouple of hours. we keep things dry until midnight. you can see temperatures won't be coming down a whole lot. we'll keep things around the freezing mark. some areas in particular from philadelphia extending southbound that will make it hard for precipitation to remain snow. we're keeping an eye on this band of rain and snowshowers. you can see the heavier precipitation will dive to the south. we're watching for this as it continues eastbound across parts of pennsylvania. we'll keep things dry for the next couple of hours. it's after midnight we have chance for light snow. in areas north and west the temperatures will be colder. this could perhaps produce a quick coating on unpaved surfaces. but in general we're not looking at too much of an impact, especially the further east you go. sunday 9:00 a.m., chance for rain or snowshower. as we head through the the course of afternoon, the clouds will clear. and temperatures will be right around normal for this time of year. sunday l
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May 9, 2016 6:00pm EDT
a real tough time understanding why they are doing it. >> reporter: george started a camp the trash bomber facebook page and reward offered for information. he posts picture of the trash and see in anyone can see who is leaving it. >> reporter: neighbors have other strategies here, and they will not say too much, though, because they don't want to off the trash bomber assay they have got some information from receipts found among the trash. >> personal papers cut up, envelop envelopes, mailing items. >> reporter: any relevant addresses were cut off. they are beginning out of their way to dump trash without getting caught. >> it's hard to believe it's not intentional. >> reporter: neighbors called the county about this, and they are now watching the early morning hours. if you have any information about the trash bomber, you should call the police. in centerville, nbc 10 news. >>> the monster mile has a new look. work has just been completed to extend the safe road barriers at dover international speedway, adding 500 feet of the foam block bare yoriers to the inside wall of the back
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Apr 17, 2016 6:00pm EDT
? >> thank you, george. about two dozen states have already legalized the use of medical marijuana, including new jersey and delaware. four states have legalized marijuana for adult recreational use. >>> a violent night across the city of philadelphia. three people are dead. six people hospitalized, after shootings at five locations. this was the scene at one of those crimes earlier today in kensington. investigators say a gunman barricaded himself inside a home on east westmoreland street. the gunman surrendered to police, when officers found two men and one woman shot to death inside. another person who was shot in the arm and got away is expected to be okay. we're learning that two of the victims are related to the shooter. >>> and the violence was not limited to philadelphia. a robbery suspect was shot and killed after exchanging gunfire with police in cumberland county. authorities say around 1:00 a.m. officers were chasing two men who they believed had robbed a person at 7th and cherry streets, during that pursuit, police say one of the men shot at an officer who then returne
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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
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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
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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
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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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