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he's being described as a survivalist. >> he has a lot of training in that particular area. he's made statements about wanting to kill law enforcement officers and also to commit mass acts of murder. what his reasons are we don't know. >> police say a break in the case came when residents discovered a vehicle partly submerged in a heavily wooded area two miles from the barracks. they found frein's i.d. along with shell casings, empty rifle cases and military gear. 200 law enforcement officers are look for frein right now. he's considered armed and dangerous. keith jones, nbc 10 news. count on nbc 10 news for new information on this breaking story. as soon as we learn new details about the suspect's search we'll pass them along to you on the air and online onç breaking news right now into
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nbc 10. we've just learned that four kids were treated at children's hospital of philadelphia for the enterovirus. we checked with hospital officials who tell us four kids have been treated and all released. the cdc says over the past month 130 people have been infected with the virus in 12 states. in delaware, health officials are waiting for cdc test results to come back to determine if the virus has spread. at ai dupont hospital, an area has been set aside just for kid who show up with respiratory problems. here's a look at all the symptoms for this virus, fever, runny nose, sneezing and cough. patients have a skin rash, mouth blisters as well as body and muscle aches. this just in, in the past few minutes, philadelphia police released this surveillance video of suspects wanted for a hate crime, assault in rittenhouse. the video was taken last thursday night on the 1600 block of chancellor street. police say they're looking for a
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group of 15 men and women in their early 20s. the two victims say they were attacked because they're gay. the men tell nbc 10 they were walking to get pizza when they were confronted by at least a dozen men and women. someone in the group asked if they were a couple. when they answered yes, they were attacked. >> new information now on the weekend shooting death of a pregnant woman and her baby. today philadelphia police released this picture, 27-year-old devin gashard is wanted in the shooting. nbc 10's rosemary connors went to the suspect's house today. >> rosemary, you talked to a family member. what is she telling you about the allegations against devin? >> we'll get to that in just a moment. within the past 25 minutes, i heard from the lawyer of the suspect. he e-mailed me to say there have been some discussions regarding a timely surrender in order to clear his client's name. as you mentioned, i also spoke to the suspect's sister. she was there this morning when police served the warrant on
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their family's house which is just a few blocks away from where the shooting happened this weekend. >> when they came in this morning they said he was a murderer. that's what they say, he was a murderer. and my brother's no murderer. he's not. >> the sister of murder suspect devin gashard did not hold back defending her brother. according to police, though, he's their man. >> considered armed and extremely dangerous. he has a violent history when we need to get him off the streets. >> he's accused of firing the stray bullet that struck and killed 25-year-old megan doddo, who was sitting outside on adams avenue in frankfurt on sunday. she was eight months pregnant and the baby didn't survive. >> i understand she was a woman, she was pregnant but my brother did not do this! >> reporter: tasha wanted me to walk with her to the nearby corner where her other brother, david, was gunned down last month. her brother's death has received little attention, she says, and there's been no talk of reward
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money in his case. >> what about us? we get nothing. like that's not fair. >> he was killed. he was shot down in the street like a dog. nobody looked for my brother's killer but this girl got killed and all this hoopla? where's the justice? >> reporter: as for investigators, they say in megan doddo's case their break came from the public. >> when you have a young lady and you is a newborn baby that never was given a chance, i think it touched their hears. they came in and told one of the detectives, we don't want the money. this is who did this. we're glad they did that. >> at this point, police do not have an exact mote knife this case although they say they believe that drugs may be at the root of it as the suspect has a history involving drugs and violence. police are alró still looking for a four-door sedan which was the target of the shooting. reporting live outside of police headquarters, i'm rosemary connors, nbc 10 news. thank you, rosemary. a bucks county teacher is facing sex charges after police say she
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carried on a relationship with a 14-year-old student. nbc 10 was there as bridgett szychulski walked out of court in new britain this afternoon. the allegations stem from 2012 when szychulski taught band. she was currently teaching at central bucks high school south but was suspended last week. >> a young kid and a person who's in a certain position, this just isn't any adult. this is a teacher. this is very concerning. >> szychulski is charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault and other charges. her preliminary hearing is set for october 6th. now to developing story, amtrak service is restored between washington, d.c. and philadelphia but it's limited. right now, only a single track is operating through the aberdeen, maryland area. norfolk southern freight train hit a support pole there earlier this morning. a live look now at 30th street station where it's going to be a tough go for commuters today.
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service on the acela express and the northwest regional line has been halted for much of the evening rush. 20 minutes of nonstop news continues with a mystery surrounding the discovery of an injured teenage girl. she was found unconscious in a northeast philadelphia park. >> now, she was open her way home from school when her afternoon routine took a detour. she woke up hours later with a head injury. nbc 10's doug shimell live this afternoon in northeast philadelphia. >> you talked to police and the girl's parents. what new information have you learned about what happened to her? >> well, the girl's mother said her daughter had actually gotten off a crowded septa bus on the way home from the school early to let people off. but when she tried to get back on, the doors closed and it left, which the mother said men the she had to walk north on the boulevard in the direction of the place she was ultimately found. >> how can a person do this to a child? >> nora has spent almost 24
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hours next to her daughter's hospital bed since she was found lying unconscious along the roosevelt boulevard monday night. >> we were all just thinking the worst, because they told us she was unconscious. >> reporter: the 15-year-old was found by a passerby, not long after her parents told police she never came home from school. >> all she remembers getting off the bus to let some people out and next thing you know, she she's -- >> reporter: her mother says she tried to get back on the crowded septa bus but it sped away from cottman and the boulevard nearly three miles from her usual stop at grant avenue. detectives say she had bruises on her head, legs and thighs but her clothing was intact. >> they probably thought she was dead and left her there. >> reporter: the police special victims unit tells me the girl's injuries are inconsistent with a sexual assault yet they are awaiting test results for confirmation. coming up tonight at 6:00, the girl's mother would like to know who the person was that found her daughter and stayed with her
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until police and paramedics got there. live in northeast philadelphia, i'm doug shimell, nbc 10 news. nbc 10 cameras were there as the final bets were placed at the trump plaza the casino closed for good just before dawn. it's the fourth atlantic city casino to close this year. and it may not be the last. >> nbc 10 jersey shore bureau reporter ted greenberg has been following the atlantic city casino crisis. >> ted, an unlikely name has surfaced as a potential savior for some endangered gamino$rp&ls there. tell us more. >> reporter: hello, renee and denise. donald trump took to twitter today. here is a tweet, to say he may be interested in saving the trump plaza and the trump taj mahal. but any strategy he might have comes too late to keep this casino from ending its 30-year run. >> we opened it and we closed it. >> reporter: sherri and bill schillingford were day one employees at trump plaza in 1984
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and stayed some 20 years. >> we're both so emotional about it. >> reporter: this afternoon, they checked out as the casino's last two guests, right before security staffers locked the doors. >> they're shutting her down. >> walking out right now. >> it's depressing. >> reporter: the casino at the center of it all, right in the middle of the resort was still advertising buffet deals today. hardly anyone was inside the gaming area before it shut down at 6:00 a.m. jozie grissom and nearly a thousand others are now unemployed. >> always happy to be here to say good-bye to everyone. it's like a death, you know. it's sad. really sad. >> reporter: recently trump plaza has been atlantic city's weakest performing casino. parent company trump entertainment resorts filed for bankruptcy last week and is threatening to close its other casino, the taj mahal, in november. donald trump does not control or run the company, but this
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morning, he made waves with this tweet, saying he may buy back into atlantic city to save the plaza and the taj. >> having someone like donald trump look at atlantic city again certainly is a good sign. i would welcome mr. trump back. >> reporter: although it's inside trump plaza, the popular rainforest cafe on the boardwalk has not closed and is working with its landlord to stay open. >> we've been a viable entity for going on 11 years. and you know, our intentions are to go forward. >> reporter: now, tomorrow a new resource center opens at boardwalk hall to help those losing their jobs next door at trump plaza. in the past couple weeks, more than 4,000 people who lost their jobs at two other casinos sought similar assistance at a previous resource center and job fair. live in atlantic city, i'm ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. thank you, ted. the atlantic club closed in january. showboat casino shut its doors
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august 31st. revel was out of business just a couple days later. trump plaza closed today and the trump taj mahal could face a november closing date. now, if the taj closes, that would mean an estimated 11,200 casino job losses this year alone in atlantic city. and our website has an entire section devoted to the atlantic city casino crisis. you can read and watch more of our coverage anytime on police say a homeowner shot and killed a man inside a northeast philadelphia apartment and now they're trying to figure out if that man was an intruder or this was a case of mistaken identity. police say at first it appeared the 32-year-old man broke into an apartment on ax factory road in holme circle last night. we learned that man was an acquaintance of the homeowner's daughter. >> there possibly may have been a struggle, however, we know that the 41-year-old male fired one shot, striking the
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32-year-old victim in the head one time. >> the 32-year-old man whose identity has not been released died at the hospital. detectives will now decide if the shooting was justified. new video now of the man accused of killing a baby and botched kidnapping attempt. now, this is 27-year-old raghunandan yandamuri on his way into a montgomery county courtroom. today, jury selection began in his double murder trial. he faces the death penalty if he's convicted of killing 10-month-old saanvi venna and her grandmother. he's defending himself at the trial. prosecutors say he planned to hold the little girl for ransom to pay off his gambling debt. yandamuri was scheduled to organize he was forced to go to the victim's home by two men and they committed the murders. from our delaware bureau today, wilmington police
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officers are giving community members a chance to see things through their eyes. the department is kicking off a citizens police academy. the eight-week course is designed to teach people about the police department. but police chief says one of the biggest goals is to build a relationship with people in wilmington. >> we have the technology, we have the investigators who are able to uncover a lot of crime, collect evidence. but when it comes to getting actual information and confirming things, we need that to come from the community. and in order for the community to give us that information, we have to have that level of trust built back. >> the course is free. those who attend will also learn about the procedures and pressures that come with law enforcement. philadelphia continues to prepare for the pope. ar an archbishop was in rome today. the pope says last month he wanted to attend the event next september in philadelphia.
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but an official decision is not expected until a few months before the event. nbc 10 traveled with the delegation from philadelphia as they visited the pope at the vatican back in march. they were there to personally invite pope francis to the city. if he does come, it would be the pope's first visit to the united states. >> we hope he's coming. we're planning though as he's coming but we have to wait for the official decision to be announced before fully embracing that reality. we're raising money as though the papal visit will be our responsibility to support. we're doing all those things but we just don't know anything definitive yet. >> up to 15,000 people are due to attend next year's family congress. and you can read more about nbc 10's trip to the vatican and the city's preparation for the pope. right now on our website, ♪
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a push for pre-k in p.a. philadelphia school district superintendent dr. william hite joined hundreds of preschool children for this rally in franklin square park. the event emphasized the importance of making sure that every child in philadelphia and in fact all of pennsylvania, has access to high quality pre-k so they can start school ready to learn. >> 25,000 children who are ages 3 and 4 do not have access to high quality pre-k. we can do better than that. we can do better than that. as a city we can do better than that as a state. >> philly loves pre-k is part of a push by the pre-k for pennsylvania campaign and education advocates across the state to keep early childhood education as a central focus in the upcome november elections. i'm keith jones. live in the digital operations center. here's the latest own two
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breaking news stories. pennsylvania state police have issued an arrest warn the for the man they say shot and killed a police barracks in pike county last friday. here's a good look at the guy. 31-year-old eric matthew frein is described as a survivalist who expressed desire to kill law enforcement and commit mass murder. authorities say he should be considered armed and dangerous. 38-year-old corporal bryon dickson was killed in the ambush. another trooper was critically wounded. the other breaking story we're following out of philadelphia, health officials confirmed four cases of the enterovirus. the four children were treated and released. we're working to see if those kids are from our area. that respiratory illness is now in 12 states. the cdc predicts that it will continue to spread. live in the digital operations center, keith jones, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist
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glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> pleasant afternoon here at battery park. this is new castle, delaware. nice and comfortable. we have some clouds around. those are fair-weather clouds. we have dry days ahead. several dry days ahead and cool nights ahead. temperatures down in the 40s in many parts of the area. the question is how long is this going to last. we'll answer that with the seven-day. right now we see temperatures, 74 degrees, that's the highest it's been today. 3 degrees warmer than this time yesterday. and we see temperatures in the 60s in allentown, trenton, pretty cool for this time of the year. now we'll clear out tonight, temperatures down to 39 in
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mt. pocono, 45 in allentown, 47 in reading and quakertown. 50 in doylestown. 52 in mt. holly and trenton, 48 in vineland. 51 in dover. and 50 in chester. so a cool start to the day tomorrow. even cooler than it was this morning. so we have these fair weather clouds. these are the types of clouds that will fall apart as the sun goes down. there is nothing on radar, way back to the west, even into the plains states and rockies. we have a dry pattern. we can put the futurecast in the wide view because we can see that there's nothing headed our way. this is a good time to wash the car. it will stay dry for the rest of the week and probably into the
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weekend, too. there's a major hurricane. this one's going to bother a lot of people. it's down it a tropical storm. odile was the strongest hurricane to ever hit baja, california. now the core of that storm is headed right toward the desert southwest. when this red blob goes into arizona and new mexico, they're going to be getting tremendous amounts of rain. they may get double the amount of rain in some areas that they got from the last one. so it's going to be really, really bad, as we go towards the next few days.ç becoming clear and cool around here tonight. 56 for a low in philadelphia. 46 in the northern and western
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suburbs. tomorrow, it's spectacular. more sunshine than today. less win than today. the seven-day forecast, we have beautiful weather thursday, too. cool at night, as you can see, friday it cools down even more. high of 69. look at the warmup for saturday and by the time the eagles come back to play, 82 degrees and the first chance of showers not until next monday. some neighborhood eye sores could be making a disappearing act. >> that is if local leaders have their way. clean up or pay up. the tough new proposed rule that could force local property owners to add some curb appeal to their homes. also, local teachers packing heat in the classroom? one lawmaker is making that proposal. new at 4:30, nbc 10 examines the idea and the reasons behind it. and up next, mall makeover. the local shopping experience that's about to get a whole new look and a new name.
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today the franklin mills mall announced its plans for a multimillion dollar renovation project. >> the new name will be philadelphia mills. as part of the project, the interior and exterior of the shopping center will be upgraded. this includes wi-fi, lounge areas and device charging stations. >> the exterior work is expected to be complete by this fall and the interior work will begin early next year. the grand re-opening is planned for the fall of 2015. philadelphia mills is the largest outlet and retail mall in our region. there are more than 200 stores inside and the mall employees more than 2,500 workers. >> more reason to shop. >> that childhood respiratory virus reaches pennsylvania. >> that's one of our top stories today. our other top story, a manhunt.
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eric matthew frein, he's accused of ambushing two pennsylvania troopers in northeastern pennsylvania. he's described as a survivalist who is armed and dangerous. and new at 4:30, carrying in the classroom? nbc 10 examines a proposal for local schools. i'll tell you how low the mercury will drop in my exclusive nbc 10 seven-day first alert forecast. coming up tonight on nbc 10 news at 5:00, what kind of driver are you? a new survey ranks rudeness behind the wheel. learn where drivers from pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware rank and why.
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nbc 10 breaking news. >> we continue to follow breaking news on nbc 10. police have identified eric matthew frein as the suspect in a deadly ambush of two pennsylvania state troopers. he is now on the run. it happened friday night in pike county outside the barracks. corporal bryon dickson was killed, trooper alex douglass was wounded. the suspect is described as a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill police. another breaking story we're following this afternoon, our first confirmed cases of the enterovirus in philadelphia. churn's hospital tells nbc 10 they treated four kids who have all been released. this is children's hospital of philadelphia. we're trying right now to find out if the children are from our area. there have been more than 100 cases of the respiratory virus in some 12 states. also at 4:30, a proposal to put guns in the hands of pennsylvania teachers.
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a bill has been introduced saying it could prevent a future school massacre. teachers and administrators would have to be licensed to carry. >> as you can imagine, the idea is not going over very well with everyone. nbc 10's deanna durante is live in bensalem, bucks county. >> you've been sampling reaction to this idea from educators and lawmakers. what are they telling you? >> the short answer is they do not support the idea of having guns in schools like these around children. now, i did speak with the state senator's office, the man who's proposing this bill and his office tells me this isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. it merely would give school districts an option. >> i'm kind of flabbergasted, actually. i think that the only guns in schools should be in the hands of highly trained first responders. >> dr. david bayh is responsible for the more than 6,000 students that attend bensalem schools. he says arming teachers isn't
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the way to go and neither do bensalem parents we spoke with. >> i don't agree with that. just because gun control is really harsh right now. and everything that's going on with the kids,ç no. >> state senator don white of indiana county wrote the bill. parents in bensalem say guns should be carried by police, senator white's office tells me his bill is designed for rural districts where police response times can be 20 to 25 minutes long. white's office says the bill would not make it mandatory that guns are inside schools but allow them for a choice. one this local mom says she's already made. >> it might go off or you leave it with someone and they pick it up. i don't think that's safe. >> you don't think it would make the school safer? >> i think it would make it worse. then everybody's going to start carrying guns around to work and
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stuff. do we think that's safe? i don't think so. >> now, the bill right now is being debated by the senate education committee. there's no word yet on when or if it would make it out of committee. i did reach out to bensalem's public safety director. he says if you want to make school safer, put armed police officers inside them and let the teachers continue teaching. reporting live in bensalem township, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. some of the stories making headlines on nbc 10 news at 4:00, a mystery surrounding a philadelphia teenager, the 15-year-old never made it home from school, instead she was found lying unconscious along roosevelt boulevard last night with bruises on her head and legs. her mother tells nbc 10 all she remembers is getting off a septa bus to let some people out. philadelphia police have named a suspect in the shooting death of a pregnant woman and her baby over the weekend. he's 27-year-old devin gashard. he's accused of shooting the
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stray bullet that hit megan d o doto. trump plaza becomes the fourth atlantic city casino to close its doors this year. parent company trump entertainment resorts filed for bankruptcy last week and said the taj could close november. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> well, it was cloudy this morning but right now another fall-like day outside. nbc 10 in norristown, montgomery county this afternoon where our cameras caught a number of people spending time out and about in these mild temps. first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here now with the nbc 10 first alert forecast. >> how's the evening looking? >> it will be a beautiful evening. we have several beautiful evenings in the forecast. well, if the phillies were playing they'd be under great conditions.
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look how blue the sky is. we'll be seeing more and more sunshine, the longer we go in the next couple of hours. got clouds in the poconos but toward the shore, it is really sunny. and the temperatures have responded. it's cooler to the north with a little more cloud cover. 69 degrees in allentown and trenton. 77 degrees in georgetown, delaware, the humidity is very low and there is no rain anywhere in the area. these are the clouds that will, again, dissipate as soon as the sun goes down. there's dry air for hundreds and hundreds of miles. there's no threat of any kind of rain for white a while. it is going to be a cool night. 61 degrees in philadelphia by 10:00 and some of the suburbs will be down closer to 50. they may need a jacket or sweater later tonight or in the morning. we'll see how long this cool, dry pattern lasts with the seven day in just a few minutes. >> thank you, glenn. florida@m=5 charged in the
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1991 death of her 5-year-old son went before a judge in new jersey today, michelle luzinski said her son disappeared at a carnival. his skeletal remains were found in a marshy area of edison 11 months later. luzinski's attorney says she adamantly denies the charges. today marks the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at a washington navy yard. >> arthur daniels. [ bells toll ] >> during the ceremony today, a bell rang as each victim's name was announced. the victim's family, survivors and emergency workers talked about what this past year has been like and how their lives have changed. the 12 victims were killed when a civilian contractor opened fire inside the building. eight others were hit but
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survived. the building where the mass shooting happened has been closed over the past year. workers are expected to return there in february. among those killed were martin marty bodrog. he has relatives who live in gloucester county. a different way of detecting depression today. we'll show you. >> here's what we're working on right now for nbc 10 news at 5:00. >> new at 5:00, the children's virus that's put thousands of kids in the hospital is now in philadelphia. coming up, we're talking to local doctors about the best way to protect your little ones. then, armed teachers coming to pennsylvania schools. it's possible. >> the bill lawmakers are discussing right now that will put guns in your child's classroom. plus, just as trump plaza closes down, donald trump steps up. why he says the casino can be saved. one company hiring early for the holidays. where you can apply. count on nbc 10 news at 5:00.
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this is nbc 10 news. there's a new type of blood test that could help diagnose depression in adults. scientists at northwestern university say the test measures the levels of nine blood markers. in preliminary trials, people already diagnosed with clinical depressions shown different markers in their blood. the testify was also able to measure the effectiveness of behavioral therapy. scientists say larger studies are still needed. today native american leaders launched a new campaign
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to get the washington redskins to change its name. at a meeting in washington, d.c. today, the group called the redskins named racist and demands it be changed immediately. the group says since the nfl receives special tax treatment from the u.s. government they should be held to a higher standard. at today's gathering, they urged the washington redskins to stand on the right side of history. >> well, it's a defined term. washington, our word, it's a dictionary defined racial slur. there's no way it can be used to honor a people. >> as part of their change the mascot campaign, a letter has been sent to the owner of each team in the nfl asking for support. today a message to home owners. >> it's one that could cost them. turns out they can judge a book by its cover, or in this case, a house, and they will, by
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slapping home owners with a steep fine. today, the turnaround they're hoping for by threatening these property penalties. glenn? >> we had a showery start to the day but we're looking at a lot more sunshine and a drop in temperatures as day turns to night. we're tracking the numbers and exclusive nbc 10 first alert seven-day forecast. then all new tonight on nbc 10 news at 5:00, what do you like behind the wheel? if you drive across much of our area, you may be considered rude. what a new survey says about drivers in our area and why.
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check this out. a man armed with a machete and two accomplices robbed a new york city restaurant while a customer sat at the bar. trio walked in on friday, police say, threatened the bartender and made off with all the cash from the register. the really odd detail here is that one customer did not move
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during the entire heist. you can see him at the top of your screen. he apparently told police he had been staring at his phone the whole time and did not know what was happening. some drivers in a popular jersey shore town might be in line for refunds of their parking tickets. a judge ruled point pleasant beach's parking ordinance is unstugsal. the judge found signs don't sufficiently mote irists that they must display the receipt on the driver's side. now to decision 2014. immigrants living in philadelphia are being encouraged to register to vote. the mayor's office of immigrant and multicultural affairs set up a table in love park to help people with the registration process.
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this is part of the city's week-long multicultural celebration. tomorrow, a registration will be set up outside the national constitution center. there are 49 days now left until the general election in pennsylvania. it willing held on tuesday, november 4th. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn ç"hurricane" schwartz. after the early showers, sunshine in atlantic city today. this is the scene on the atlantic city boardwalk, this morning as people strolled down there. they needed to wear more layers than usual in the early morning and also at night. that's going to be the case for the rest of the week. we have some fair weather clouds out there as we look toward the western sky in philadelphia. but no rain. those clouds are not that thick and the rest of the atmosphere above it is very dry. we have dry days ahead. we have cool nights ahead. for the rest of the week. but are we going to see that
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continue into the weekend? that is one of the forecast questions here. we have 74 degrees. feels like 74 because the humidity is fairly low and that north wind continuing to bring in the cooler air. we've already had cooler days. we haven't gotten close to that average, 78. we're not going to, at least for the rest of this week. not exceptionally cool but it is cooler than average. 68 in quakertown and doylestown, a lit more cloudiness up there. 73 in wilmington. 74 in northeast philly. 62349 wrightstown. with the north wind it's milder right at the beaches than it is farther to the north. and we're in the mid-70s in much of delaware. lows tonight are going to be pretty low. once we clear out, temperatures down to 45 in allentown, 47 in reading and quakertown and 50 in
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doylestown, 52 in trenton and mount holly, 52 in cape may. only 48 in vineland and barely down to 50 in chester, 51 westchester. that's pretty cool if you're getting up first thing in the morning. we've got more of that to come because look at these temperatures. they're in the 60s across much of the hey high valley and the great lakes and we don't see any real warm air until we get down into southern texas. that air's not coming this way. here are the fair weather clouds coming down from the north. sat late and radar. there will be green stuff if there was rain. there isn't any green stuff around. we have plenty more dry air to come in. this is the wide view of the future cast. just to show you that there are no fronts or any kind of storms to threaten from any direction over not only the rest of the week but really into the weekend. so we've got some really nice weather ahead. for tonight, we're becoming
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clear and cool, 56 for the low in philadelphia. 46 in some of the northern and western suburbs. that's pretty chilly. sunny, just a gorgeous day tomorrow. more sunshine, low humidity. less wind and the temperature into the 70s. similar conditions on thursday and friday is actually even cooler with a high of only 69. saturday we warm up. what a nice day saturday. and then for sunday as the eagles come home, we're into the 80s. we still don't see high humidity or showers until at least monday. >> well, imagine this, a penalty about not keeping your property in tip-top shape. >> some local leaders are very serious about this. 1,500 bucks a day. that's how much it could cost you in fines if you don't maintain your property in one south jersey township. who are the biggest offenders and how will the township
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clean up your property or prepare to pay. >> that could be the consequences of letting your yard turn into a neighborhood eye sore. leaders in evesham township will meet in an hour and a half from now. on the agenda, a plan to penalize property owners who don't do anything to their home to make it have curb appeal. cydney long is in evesham ç township. >> this proposal goes after more than just home owners. >> denise and renee, that is
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correct. evesham township, they're talking more specifically about the foreclosures and short sales. we had no trouble finding them today. >> either you get in there or we're going to come take them from you. okay? >> that is the message evesham mayor randy brown is sending to the banks and lien holders who currently hold the deeds to property in disrepair in his town. >> if they continue not to respond, the judge can turn over the deed to the property and give us the property. >> reporter: neighbors say once vacant they couldn't see the house it was so overgrown. >> it was horrible. it got worse and worse and worse. there were animals and all going through the house. >> reporter: here's what the neglect was like on the inside. these photos snapped after evesham went to court to solve the problem. in a town of 18,400 homes and
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businesses, there are about 100 that continue to be neglected. >> do you want to lose the ability to sell something and repair your mortgage? >> he expects the ordnance to pass. $1,500 in fines daily he wants that to grab the attention of property owners and act and act fast. pat murphy applaud the effort to rescue their property values. >> there are at least 20 houses in that neighborhood that are like that, tall grass everywhere. especially if you live next to one of those houses, it's embarrassing. >> reporter: and, again, brown does believe this ordnance will pass tonight and send a swift message to the mortgage companies so ultimately they keep those properties for resale at $1,500 a day, one month of fines would amount to some $45,000. tonight's meeting happens at 6:30. it is open for public comment.
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live in evesham, i'm cydney long, nbc 10 news. >> thank you. next on nbc 10 news at 5:00, philadelphia police release new information about the murder of a pregnant woman and her baby. >> police say they have a prime suspect in the case. nbc 10 hits the streets to talk to his family. what they are saying about the accusations. and the child virus is spreading. nbc 10 has learned that several sick kids were treated at the children's hospital of philadelphia. right now we're talking with doctors about the illness and its symptoms.
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nbc 10 news starts now. prime suspect. philadelphia police say this is the man who shot and kill aid pregnant mother killing her and her baby. right now homicide detectives are looking for 27-year-old devon guisherd. >> they issued an arrest warrant for him this afternoon. nbc 10's rosemary connors went to the suspect's house today to speak to his family. you also just heard from his attorney. >> reporter: that's right. i've been e-mailing with the lawyer for the suspect who tells me there have been discussions about a timely surrender so the suspect, devon guisherd, can clear his name. i've also been checking in with police, at this point, they do not have any information related to that. as you mentioned, we did go by the suspect's home earlier today. we met some family members to tell me that devon guisherd was nowhere near the shooting when it happened. he was at home watching his
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kids. >> stop trying to blame my brother for something he didn't do it! >> reporter: the anger and outrage is over the suspect, 27-year-old devon guisherd whom his sister, tasha, insists is innocent. he's wanted for the murder of 25-year-old megan doto and her baby who was delivered early and didn't make it. tasha and her family are frustrated because they lost a loved one to gun violence last month and his murder remains unsolved. >> they're not doing anything for this. >> reporter: police are confident guisherd is the shooter in megan doto's case. his target was not megan but a car driving down the block near adams avenue. >> he was shooting at a white four-door sedan that circled the block a couple times. we don't know who was in that vehicle. but he pulled out a gun and fired several times at this vehicle. one of the bullets ultimately went down the street and struck and