Skip to main content

tv   NBC 10 News at 4pm  NBC  October 1, 2014 4:00pm-5:01pm EDT

4:00 pm
committee and a congressional hearing focused on recent security lapses at the white house. among those lapses was an incident we all remember on september 19th. a man with a knife climbed the security fences. you see in this video, made it to the white house, all the way into the east room. julia pierson has worked for the secret service now for 30 years. we'll have much more on both of these stories as this news cast progresses. reporting live in the digital operations center, keith jones. new information about the death of a young state trooper shot and killed during a training exercise in montgomery county county. another trooper was holing that gun that fired the fatal shot. since we brought you this story yesterday afternoon, state police are telling us more about this investigation. >> the 26-year-old trooper who die was a temple university graduate. he was engaged to be married. nbc 10's deanna durante live for us this afternoon in conshohocken. >> deanna, what have we learned about the circumstances
4:01 pm
surrounding the trooper's death. >> in just the last half hour, state police sent out an e-mail release saying that the fatal shot was fired by another member of the pennsylvania state police. it happened here in conshohocken, just about 24 hours ago. tonight, troopers at the skippack barracks say they want to remember one of their own. they don't want to talk about their investigation. >> i couldn't believe i got the phone call. i mean, a phone call you never want to receive. >> reporter: troopers at the pennsylvania state police barracks, troop k, are in mourning. he was in conshohocken yesterday when a gun held by another trooper went off. troopers today called a news conference only to say it was to discuss a 26-year-old new recruit who grew up in philadelphia. >> he was an excellent trooper and like i said, it was an honor to work with him. and we're all sorry that this incident occurred and he's no
4:02 pm
longer with us. >> kendra, a graduate of temple university wasç engaged to be married. instead of planning that wedding, family members have gathered at a philadelphia funeral home tonight. what's not clear is what happened to cause what sources are describing as a tragic accident. now, state police spokeswoman tells me the unit is not going to be answering any questions about the investigation but says the pennsylvania state police along with montgomery county investigators are still continuing to look into what hooped here yesterday. reporting live in conshohocken, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. right now, sky force 10 live over breaking news. this is out of the northern liberty section of the city. a trolley car has struck a pedestrian. this is at 3rd and girard in north liberty. as skyforce 10 pulls out, you see the trolley car that from what we understand from our news desk was involved from this accident here. the trolley car struck one person. we don't know the circumstances. we certainly don't know the condition of the person except
4:03 pm
that they were taken to the hospital. they are right now, we're being told, in extremely critical condition. you have police on the scene investigating. again, this is at third and liberty. if you know someone heading to this area, tell them to make other plans. this is the heart of rush hour. one person struck in a trolley car accident. that person right now in extremely critical condition. we'll stay on top of this story and bring you more information as it comes in to nbc 10. to this now, investigators still trying to figure out what sparked the fire that burned through several buildings in atlantic city. the flames broke out steps from the boardwalk. we brought you this as breaking news last night at 11:00. investigators say the fire began inside a sewing shop on atlantic avenue near north carolina avenue. but the wind, that helped spread it to three other buildings with shops and apartments above. two of those buildings partially collapsed. the fire chief says if it hadn't been for the wind, things might have been different. >> blowing from the burn to the
4:04 pm
unburned. had the wind been blowing the other way, it would have been a different turnout. we may have lost one or two places instead of four or five. >> no one was hurt in the fire but the red cross is helping more than a dozen people who were forced out of their homes. and it appears the revel will get a reberth. the most expensive atlantic city casino ever built and its biggest financial failure has now been sold at auction. >> here are the details this afternoon after a marathon auction yesterday. a canadian company came in with the top bid. the price, $110 million for the sprawling seaside property. the toronto-based company which owns the hard rock in las vegas and another gaming hall in the bahamas plans to re-open revel as a casino. nbc 10's south jersey bureau reporter cydney long outside the revel in atlantic city. >> 3,000 workers lost their jobs when revel closed about a month ago. there has to be some sense of hope there today, i would imagine.
4:05 pm
>> renee and jim, that's right. it is more than a glimmer of hope on an otherwise gloomy and overcast wednesday here in atlantic city and the fact that it took less than a month to get a solid buyer at auction here for revel, many people here in atlantic city are hopeful that the employees who once worked here will soon be back in uniform and with the doors open. it is unclear how soon the doors would open back up but the mayor also says one investor will attract another to the other defunct casinos. >> it's a blessing because it's such a beautiful building. i'd hate for it to sit by itself dessert. >> reporter: danielle says her mom, a single mom, lost two of her four casino jobs to make ends meet. when revel closed its doors. so she was thrilled to see on social mediaç this morning tha revel went to brookfield property partners at auction overnight. in new york city. and with a $110 million bid, they plan to re-open as a casino
4:06 pm
hotel. their parent company tells nbc 10, quote, our expertise is in running casino hotel properties, atlantis in the bahamas and the hard rock casino/hotel in las vegas. while brookfield has investments in gaming, they are not affiliated with the hard rock cafe restaurant on the atlantic city boardwalk. >> i'm making some assumptions. they're heavily into the gaming industry. gaming is a good part of it. >> reporter: the mayor says he looks forward to conversations with brookfield about their business model and how soon it will re-open and under what name. >> i look forward to it. let them know i'm thrilled they're in my city, that they'll be creating jobs, paying taxes and creating another reason to come to atlantic city. >> reporter: unite 54, the casino workers union spokesperson says they will advocate for former revel employees, some 3,000 of them, to be rehired by the new owners. >> the news is brand new. and like i said, we're assuming they're planning to offer those jobs.
4:07 pm
>> i'm very happy that it has been bought and maybe i can apply there myself. >> reporter: take a look. here's what happens next. it all has to be approved in court. that happens next tuesday, october 7th. the sale could be finalized in the bankruptcy hearing. also the florida developer is still selected as the revel's backup bidder. we did reach out to that initial bidder. you remember glenn straub who owns polo north country club in florida. we did reach out to him by phone today. he initially bid that $90 million. and also said that there were some closed door negotiations that were going on when the auction began last week. he did not return our phone calls today. live in atlantic city, i'm cydney long, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> well, a little cloudy out there today. but there have been a few breaks of sunshine. we founded this hawk soaking in the rays on the roof of the
4:08 pm
montgomery county district court in schwenksville. >> first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz now with the nbc 10 first alert evening planner for us, glenn. >> yes, a lot of the clouds today, especially in new jersey as cyndey was saying, there really is no rain to speak of on the live radar. you don't have to worry about that. the futurecast showing generally dry conditions as we go through the evening hours. it is in the low 70s right now which is right around average for this time of the year but it's cooler in new jersey where the clouds have been. now, across much of the area, we'll have a nice evening. it's going to be a little bit on the cool side but it should be dry. it will not stay that way through the weekend, though, i'll tell you about the timing of that rain with the seven-day in a few minutes. all right. thank you, glenn. now to developing news on the enterovirus, the health department in rhode island announced that a 10-year-old
4:09 pm
girl has died. doctors say the child had developed a staph infection that was associated with the enterovirus. they stress is a very rare complication and most children do recover from this. today, the cdc also confirmed new cases of the enterovirus in new jersey. four more children have been diagnosed, two were patients in burlington county, another treated in camden county and the fourth in morris county. today's new cases bring the total number to seven in new jersey, there are six confirmed cases in pennsylvania. delaware has two confirmedç cas but more results are pending. meanwhile, five young texas students are being monitored today after it was discovered they had contact with the first u.s. ebola patient. >> nbc 10 national correspondent jay gray is monitoring the situation at the dallas hospital where that man remains, right now, in isolation. >> reporter: good evening, jim and renee. a lot unfolding includinging in information on the condition of the patient inside this dallas
4:10 pm
hospital and more on some of those he may have come in contact with before he was admitted. there are questions about how the hospital handled his initial visit and if that exposed more people to the deadly virus. >> the mission in dallas is now two-fold. >> this is all hands on deck. we understand that. >> medical specialists are working around the clock to treat the first patient diagnosed with the deadly ebola virus in the united states. while a team from the centers for disease control works on the ground going door to door in the dallas apartment complex where the patient spent several days with his family, trying to identify more than a dozen people who may now be at risk for infection, including, according to texas governor rick perry a group of school-aged children. >> these children have been identified and they are being monitored. >> reporter: this afternoon, hospital officials also confirmed that the patient first visited their facility days before he was admitted. and told an intake nurse he just traveled to north texas from liberia but was only sent home
4:11 pm
with a prescription for antibiotics. >> regretfully, that information was not fully communicated throughout the full team. >> reporter: potentially putting even more people at risk. >> we wish it were somewhere else. but the fact is, it's here and we have an extraordinary team of men and women passionately and compassionately delivering care to this individual and doing everything possible to make sure it the citizens of the state are fully protected from this virus. >> reporter: this afternoon, the patient's condition was upgraded to serious but stable. stability, doctors hope to maintain as they work to save their patient and prevent the spread of the deadly disease. doctors here will not discuss their treatment protocol at all, including whether or not they intend to use experimental drugs as part of this treatment. in dallas, jay gray, nbc 10 news. an investigation continues right now in the shooting of a
4:12 pm
new castle county toddler. >> but no charges have been filed yet. more than 24 hours after we first reported the 2-year-old boy shot himself in the head. nbc 10 delaware bureau reporter tim furlong outside ai dupont hospital for children in wilmington. >> tell us first how the child's doing and where the investigation stands right now. >> renee, the boy is listed in critical condition here at ai dupont children's hospital. police say he was home alone at the time of the shooting with his mother. believe you, me, i've asked the question. who owned the gun, was it legally registered and is anyone going to face charges? on a different note today, we met the young man who might just have saved the little boy's life. this right here is a.j., the 2-year-old who accidentally shot himself in the head yesterday morning here in this house in the valley run complex. and this here, this is zack, he was here with his cleaning company when he heard a.j.'s mom screaming for help. >> i just kind of rushed in
4:13 pm
there and saw the child inside and began to apply pressure to the wound until the paramedics arrive. >> reporter: zack said he heard the mom say her son shot himself. >> it was a shock to see someone so young. >> reporter: we saw a.j.'sç parents leave the neighborhood with some of his favorite toys. we saw mom and dad on their way to the hospital this afternoon. obviously a tough time for them. nobody in the house has yet been charged with leaving the gun where a.j. could get it. zack says the family told him today, a.j. is still in critical condition but expected to survive but his injuries are very serious. >> it's a traumatic experience for anybody. but you know, the most important thing is that the child seems to be doing better. i think it will be a long road for them but like i said, the most important thing is, he seems to be on the road to recovery. >> reporter: lots of people pulling for ai dupont hospital. the attorney general's office will soon get this case and decide on charges. coming up at 5:00, i talk to an
4:14 pm
expert on gun laws. you might be surprised to hear how lax delaware's gun laws are when it comes to this type of incident. we'll have the latest on young a.j.'s condition. tim furlong, nbc 10 news. new information on a dog attack on a delaware girl. the family of the 8-year-old was critically injured after she was attacked by a pitbull in her home saturday. police shot and killed the dog. now to decision 2014 and the race for pennsylvania governor. >> today the candidates squared off again, debating everything from school funding to jobs, even a state p 0. -- porn scandal. >> the real concerns about this budget. >> you're accusing me of a criminal act? >> i'm accusing you of
4:15 pm
overestimating what the revenues were going to be in the last year's budget. >> reporter: with 4 1/2 weeks before the november election, incumbent tom corbett and democratic nominee tom wolf lashed out on everything from balancing the keystone state's budget to educational funding. >> i would impose a fight for severance tax. some of that money would go back to the localities allowing drilling. some of that would go to the department of environmental protection. hundreds of millions of dollars of that could go to fund education. >> when it comes to fair funding, that is the decision, the commission that's out there working right now. that has to come up with a solution, how much does every school district deserve? >> reporter: both candidates would ask what they would do to help pennsylvanians prosper, given the state's unemployment rate of nearly 6%. >> we've been working on it since i walked in the door, working with our career links to get them updated and get people into training for those type of jobs. we're also working with higher education, working with technical and career schools. working with the unions.
4:16 pm
>> we haven't done a good enough job creating jobs in places like philadelphia. we have a wonderful port here. philadelphia lags behind the rest of the state in terms of job creation. >> reporter: when asked about gay marriage, both appeared to be on the same page, enforcing the court's ruling or what the voters decide ahead of their own personal opinions. >> i have always fought for what i believe in. when, for instance, in the marriage if you read that opinion, there was, in my opinion, no way we'd get that overturned at the third circuit. >> i applaud the governor for refusing to appeal the judge jones's ruling on marriage equality. sexually explicit e-mails by corbett staffers ersstaffers, candidates said it would not be tolerated. wolf is leading corbett by 15 points in the latest poll. monique braxton, nbc 10 news.
4:17 pm
the election now a little more than a month away. voters will headç to the polls november 4th. that's just 34 days away. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> well, a lot more cloud cover than what we saw yesterday. that kept the temperature down, especially in new jersey. a mix of clouds and sun. we're going to see some of that for the next couple of days as well. we do continue to expect the weekend showers. of course it's not going to be a washout but it will be chilly all weekend and way colder than last weekend. there's no doubt about that. 71 degrees right now with mostly cloudy skies. philadelphia, we have that east wind and that is a combination with the clouds, keeping the temperature down. you can see that we're in the 60s, much of new jersey from atlantic city up toward trenton while we were in the 70s, elsewhere 75 degrees in reading. and look at that, 10 degrees
4:18 pm
colder than at this time yesterday in mt. holly. it's only 2 degrees colder in pottstown and reading and only 1 degree colder in dover. and it's the clouds that make the difference as a low pressure center up across new england with nasty weather there, spinning some clouds down toward new jersey but not quite getting them all the way back through pennsylvania. still basically dry despite the clouds that you saw there. you see all that rain near boston, really nasty weather there. we could see some of this rain after the end of september, we're 2. >>s of rain below average in philadelphia and over 4 inches below average in the poconos. allentown and trenton, more than 3 inches shy. that's a really dry month of september. if we continue in a dry pattern, we'll be hearing the word drought before too long. let's see if we'll be getting any significant rain. here's the futurecast.
4:19 pm
and certainly nothing significant tonight, tomorrow, tomorrow night, even into friday. but there is a cold front that's approaching and that is going to be coming in, not during the day friday, not even friday evening but after midnight and into saturday morning and that's when we'll be seeing the rain and some of that could be on the heavier side. but by the time the eagles are playing, it's all out of here. look how cool. 64 degrees at 4:00. even cooler at kickoff. remember last sunday it was 86 degrees. nothing like that. mostly cloudy tonight, 58 for the low, philadelphia, 51 north and west. during the day tomorrow, again, a minimum of clouds and sun. high temperatures in the low 70s. most likely no rain. most likely no rain during the day on friday either. but saturday morning, yes, we could get a few hours worth of rain, some of it heavy, maybe
4:20 pm
even a thunderstorm. then we get windy and chilly during the afternoon. very cool by sunday morning, 30s in some of the coldest suburbs and, again, pretty chilly for the eagles. >> remember this, last winter. it's about to impact local wall wallets. we'll explain how. also ahead -- >> combatting cancer, local women find hope right here in our area in their battle against a deadly disease. also off limits. part of the great outdoors forbidden territory in our area as police continue their search for this alleged killer. and falling fuel prices. the dramaticç drop and the bol prediction about what we might be paying at the pump just in time for the holidays.
4:21 pm
4:22 pm
4:23 pm
relief at the pump.
4:24 pm
fall is here and so are lower gas prices. this is good news and there's more good news for drivers. prices could drop even more in the coming months. according to aaa, the national average last month fell to $3.39 a gallon. that is the lowest september price since 2010. to put it all in perspective, this year's average was 13 cents less than last year. and 44 cents less than 2012. right now, the average in the five-couldn'tfy philadelphia area is $3.40. prices are down 2 cents just over the past week inç delawar where you can expect to pay about $3.27 on average. as always, the lowest prices in our area are in south jersey. prices there have also dropped 2 cents in the last week to $3.13 a gallon. spokesperson with a. a mid-atlantic says this, gas prices could fall another 20 cents per gallon by the time families load up the car for thanksgiving. you may be paying less at
4:25 pm
the pump but you'll pay more for natural gas in south jersey. rate hikes were approved for south jersey gas. last year's harsh winter part of the reason for the increase. it's also investing in safety, reliability and service improvements. expect to take $8.44 more each month. it's less than what people paid ten years ago. the utility serves 365,000 customers. those customers are in seven south jersey counties. following breaking news in the death of a local hospital executive. >> that is one of the top stories we're following for today. investigators say arson now to blame for the fire inside this north jersey home. the ceo of camden-based cooper hospital and his wife were found dead inside the home. however, the actual cause of their death has not been released. new at 4:00, the order from state officials about danger lurking in the woods just as an annual tradition is about to get under way.
4:26 pm
glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> pretty decent day out there. i am tracking big changes ahead, including rain and plummeting temperatures. my exclusive nbc 10 first alert seven-day forecast. then coming up tonight on nbc 10 news at 5:00, progress, after more than a decade, what's happening at the long vacant franklin mint site in delaware county.
4:27 pm
theredelaware just like us. fire companies in the state of something went wrong with the new health care law that threatened to shut us all down, and then chris coons got involved. chris did one heck of a job. he got senators in both parties to see that there was a problem. they fixed it, so now volunteer fire companies can stay in service. most guys in washington just want to argue. but our chris coons got results. i'm chris coons and i approve this message. it's not easy to get things done in washington, but i'm working hard to find common ground.
4:28 pm
4:29 pm
nbc 10 breaking news. skyforce 10 right know over a tragic scene in nicetown. what we are looking at here is the aftermath of a child that was trapped under a vehicle. we've just learned just before we came back from this break that the child that was trapped under that vehicle there has now died. this is a death investigation in
4:30 pm
nicetown of philadelphia. this is in the 3600 block of north 15th street. you can see there are still crime scene tape around the scene. you see a fire truck there. you see a vehicle in the middle of the street there with people around it. again, we understand a child was trapped under this vehicle. we don't know the circumstances of how that came to be but we do know now that child has died. we'll continue to work the phones, continue to get more information on what exactly happened here in nicetown this afternoon. more breaking news to tell you about. investigators looking into the death of john sheridan and his wife. the somerset county prosecutor's office ruled someone intentionally set fire to the couple's home. they were found inside this home over the weekend. the fire was contained to an upstairs bedroom. the investigators have not yet said how the couple died. out of washington, secret service director julia pierson has resigned this afternoon amid security lapses at the white
4:31 pm
house that we've been hearing about. homeland security secretary jeh johnson said pierson offered her resignation and he accepted it. this move comes a day after her appearance before the house o r oversight and government reform committee. also right now at 4:31, the manhunt for an outdoor survivalist and accused cop killer stretches now into its 19th day in the poconos. public fears over an eric frein encounter is having a bigger impact. >> this is a big outdoor pennsylvania tradition that's about to get under way. nbc 10's doug shimelle is following the manhunt against for us today. >> doug, this is not the kind of news hunters want to hear. >> well, the thinking is that hunters have weapons and s.w.a.t. teams like this canine unit from the new jersey state police have weapons. when you combine them in dense woods like these during a manhunt, it is simply a bad mix. this is not the kind of hunting
4:32 pm
they do in the poconos this time of year. >> it's affectingç me and bow hunting for next saturday. >> reporter: hunter david doorman lives in the search zone for fugitive sniper eric frein. now state game officials banned all hunting and trapping to keep sportsmen out of the potential line of fire. >> i'm worried that somebody might spot me out there and say, that's him. and blow me out. >> reporter: the air support continues for a ground search that has been in overdrive since the discovery monday of pipe bombs at a campsite police believe was used by eric frein. >> they went house to house and if somebody wasn't home or it was a vacant house, they teamed up and went around the house, guns out, searching. >> ten four. >> reporter: searchers say they were checking caves behind a waterfall and found evidence of a recent camp fire. >> sitting there with my revolver next to me. got a gun at every door. >> reporter: all of it happening
4:33 pm
uncomfortably down the road from frustrated hunter david dormen. >> you think about it every night, make sure you're ready to defend your home and do whatever you have to do. even the state police guy said you've got to do what you've got to do. >> reporter: well, that hunting ban, along with the images of the manhunt, have been eroding the fall tourism trade up here. just how bad has the impact been? we'll examine that coming up. live in price township, doug shimell, nbc 10 news. authorities say they've found evidence of frein's presence in the woods within the past few days. they found two fully functional pipe bombs. investigators say he's also left a trail of empty cigarette packs and soiled diapers, along with an assault rifle and ammunition discovered much earlier in the search and investigation. here are some of the stories making headlines on nbc 10 news at 4:00. pennsylvania state police are remembering one of their own today following the death of
4:34 pm
trooper david kedra yesterday. according to law enforcement sources, the 26-year-old died when he was accidentally shot by another trooper during a training exercise at a firing range at conshohocken. second chance for the revel casino. it sold at auction today to a canadian company for $110 million. brookfield property partners plans to re-open the revel as a casino. the company also owns the hard rock in las vegas and another gaming hall in the bahamas. a 2-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself in the head yesterday remained in critical condition tonight. he is, though, expected to recover. nbc 10 on the scene in clay monday the, new castle county. so far no one in the house is facing charges for leaving the gun where the child could get ahold of it. supporters of philadelphia schools rally for funding before this morning's gubernatorial debate in philadelphia. >> what we want is a funding formula for schools all over the state of pennsylvania. >> religious leaders joned
4:35 pm
education advocates to call on both tom corbett and tom wolf to invest more moneys in schools and less money in prisons. the group have been knocking on doors since march. >> what is most important to us as a state, whether it is prisons or is it schools? >> schools! >> schools! >> the groups argue without the promise of quality education and jobs, the young people of philadelphia are tracked into the criminal justice system and then into prison. the cigarette tax which was approved to help raise money for philadelphia schools went into effect in the city today. governor corbett signed the bill into law last week. it's designed to help fill the district's 80 plus milliónç dollar budget gap. smokers were already paying an existing excise tax of $1.60.
4:36 pm
starting today, they're paying an additional $2 on top of that. there are questions about how effective it will be long term because a lot of smokers say they'll start buying their cigarettes outside the city. >> it's going to be getting them outside of the city from now oregon maybe quitting. cigarettes are getting pretty expensive in the city. >> the tax was never meant to be a permanent fix. philadelphia has become the largest city to decriminalize marijuana possession. mayor michael nutter signed legislation and an executive order at city hall this afternoon. the current law requires police to arrest anyone in possession of an amount of marijuana. but that now will change. under the new law you'll face a $25 fine if you're caught with 30 grams or less. if you're caught smoking marge narnlg in public, it will be a $100 fine or community service and police will confiscate the drug. let me also be very clear
4:37 pm
about the the facts. using and possessing marijuana in any amount is and will continue to be illegal. in pennsylvania and in many parts of the united states of america. >> the new ordinance will take effect october 20th. and today raising a glass to a growing local industry. >> here's what the nbc 10 news team is working on right now for nbc 10 news at 5:00. perhaps. new today at 5:00, we're keeping an eye on atlantic city's plan to potentially lay off city workers. coming up, officials were supposed to hand over the plans today for the state's approval. now we're asking the mayor why it was delayed until next week. count on nbc 10 news at 5:00.
4:38 pm
4:40 pm
skyforce 10 live over the scene in nicetown. we want to take you back here to the scene of the tragedy that's unfolded here. a child has died trapped underneath a car. this all unfolded just about a half hour ago when emergency crews were called to the scene here in the 3600 block of north 15th street. there were reports of a child trapped under the car. within the half hour we have learned the child underneath that car has died.
4:41 pm
nbc 10 working to find out the age of the child as well as the circumstances which led to this tragedy here today in nicetown. we'll bring you more informing as it becomes available. on a much lighter note now, this is pennsylvania wine month. state stars want consumers to buy local during the first week of october. premium collection stores will host special tastings. there will be special product displays drawing attention to pennsylvania wines, specifically. pennsylvania ranks fifth in the nation in grapes grown and seventh in the country in wine production. state stores sold 175 different pennsylvania wines last year. that's added up to $5 million in sales at fine wine and good spirits stores. the liquor control board says, quote, over the last 30 years, the number of pennsylvania wineries has grown substantially from a little more than two dozen to more than 200. question for you, will he or won't he? >> that's the big burning question tonight. governor chris christie has questions as well.
4:42 pm
today the three answers he needs before making the biggest decision of his life. glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> after enjoying above normal temperatures, tracking chilly changes on the horizon but a chance of rain and thunderstorms in my exclusive nbc 10 first alert seven-day forecast. then all new tonight on nbc 10 news at 5:00, from acres of lush trees to bright flowers, longwood gardens, one of the visited places in the country, but the chester county landmark could soon be honored nationally for something quite different.
4:43 pm
4:44 pm
4:45 pm
challenging local students to be the change. nbc 10 at runnemede, hosting its program. making sure kids feel safe, loved and celebrated.
4:46 pm
. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> it was nice and comfortable today at camden county as people strolled along king's highway in haddonfield. we'll be getting a whole lot cooler as we head into the weekend. remember last weekend in the 80s? how about 25 degrees colder this sunday than last sunday. we have a mix of clouds and sun, more clouds than sun, especially in new jersey. we have weekend showers in the forecast, no doubt about that. no doubt about the weekend chill that we'll be seeing as well. 71 degrees now. the winds out of the east. we're 6 degrees cooler than we were at this time yesterday. places like trenton, 10 degrees cooler than this time yesterday. more clouds to the east. that's why it's only 68 in doylestown while it's 75 in reading. 67 in trenton, 66 in mt. holly and 64 degrees in wrightstown.
4:47 pm
that's chilly.ç 66 at atlantic city airport and beach haven with an east wind. the clouds, cool temperatures, not exactly a beautiful day in much of new jersey here. a little more sunshine to the west and to the south. but nothing on the radar, so we don't have any rain in the forecast. as we go through the night tonight and into tomorrow, we're basically try. tomorrow night we're dry. friday, even friday, looks like we'll stay dry. there's a front that will be coming in. it's a pretty strong one. and it's going to have rain with it. but it's not getting here by friday dinner time. after midnight, yes. and here comes the front, southerly wind bringing up moisture ahead of it and look at that, there's saturday at noontime. that could be a line of thunderstorms coming through the philadelphia area and the lehigh valley and poconos. it's the morning and into maybe
4:48 pm
the first thing in the afternoon and then the cool winds start coming in. and that makes it cool for sunday for the eagles. but it's going to be dry. 59 degrees at 1:00. a bit of a breeze. definitely cool for this time of the year. but football players like it like that. mostly cloudy tonight, 58 for the low. in philadelphia, 51 north and west. then for tomorrow, another day with a mix of clouds and sun. 72 degrees. let's say, for the average high temperature. and then more sunshine on friday. no rain until after midnight friday night. saturday morning, rain. perhaps a few hours of it. heavy at times, maybe even a thunderstorm coming through. but during the afternoon, we dry out, we get windy. we get cool and look how cool for sunday morning. 47 in philadelphia. could be upper 30s in some of the coldest suburbs. only 64 on sunday afternoon.
4:49 pm
then not quite as cool during next week. all right. thank you, glenn. it's pay what you wish wednesday at the philadelphia museum of art as we take a live look right now at the philadelphia museum of art. here's some of the events happening there tonight. what a pretty picture. wow. starting at 5:30, it's the noisy paint box. and make stuff tonight. you can join the philadelphia brewing company to learn how to make your own beer. at 6:00, enjoy the masterpieces, a tour -- did you just give a thumbs up? i give it a thumbs up. >> how about a thumbs up for this, time running out to vote for the high school blitz game of the week. the battle between bishop shanahan and westchester henderson, lead with 55% of the vote. st. joseph and vineland not far behind. to vote go to or our facebook page.
4:50 pm
call or text 610-624-4111. voting ends at 10:00 tonight. the game with the most votes always featured on the "high school blitz" saturday night at 7:00 right here on nbc 10. october is breast cancer awareness month. >> today we meet local women batting this disease. >> and i -- my mammogram came back suspicious. >> today the hope for the future that they're finding right here in our area. and all new tonight on nbc 10 news at 5:00, progress for a long vacant property. it's been a decade in fact since the former franklin mint property closed. ahead, what's happening now at the delaware county site.
4:52 pm
huh, fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. everybody knows that. well, did you know you that former pro football player ickey woods
4:53 pm
will celebrate almost anything? unh-uh. number 44... whoooo! forty-four, that's me! get some cold cuts... get some cold cuts... get some cold cuts! whooo! gimme some! geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. whoo! forty-four ladies, that's me! whoo...gonna get some cold cuts today!
4:54 pm
this is nbc 10 news. expect to see pink this month. it's breast cancer awareness month. in chicago, a 16-foot tall bright pink support bra sculpture was unveiled. in sarasota, florida, morning readers were treated to a pink newspaper. and police in orlando unveiling a pink cruiser. some excitingç new breast cancer research is going on in the lehigh valley. new clinical trials are under way at the lehigh valley health network. they were announced at the lehigh valley hospital in bethlehem. the first new trial is from the drugmaker novartis. the knomona lisa trial could postpone chemotherapy for up to two years. >> i feel wonderful. it's been amazing. really.
4:55 pm
>> the hospital system teamed up with the cancer institute in tampa, florida, to bring new clinical trials to the lehigh valley. will he or won't he? new jersey governor chris christie says he hasn't decided yet whether he'll run for president. in a recent interview, the governor says it will all come down to the answers he gives himself to three critical questions. here they are. whether the move is right for himself, right for his family and right for the country. christie says he'll have to answer yes to all three in order to run. if the answer is no to any of them, he says he will not. christie added he hopes to make his decision early next year. when it comes to a possible presidential matchup between christie and hillary clinton, it looks like clinton has the edge with new jersey voters anyway. quinnipiac poll numbers shows clinton tops the governor 50% to 40%. here's what's next on nbc 10 news at 5:00, we continue to follow breaking news. >> nbc 10 learned the weekend fire that killed the ceo of
4:56 pm
cooper hospital and his wife was no accident. what investigators, and the hospital are now saying about the cause. and we have cooler temperatures in the area. we're tracking some rain as we go into your weekend. i'll show you the timing on that and some much cooler air to follow. >> and forget about the flowers and the trees. longwood gardens could get top honors for something manmade. why they're up for national recognition because of their rest rooms. that's next on nbc 10 news at 5:00.
4:58 pm
theredelaware just like us. fire companies in the state of something went wrong with the new health care law that threatened to shut us all down, and then chris coons got involved. chris did one heck of a job. he got senators in both parties to see that there was a problem. they fixed it, so now volunteer fire companies can stay in service. most guys in washington just want to argue. but our chris coons got results. i'm chris coons and i approve this message. it's not easy to get things done in washington, but i'm working hard to find common ground.
4:59 pm
nbc 10 breaking news. >> we are following breaking news in the investigation in the deaths of cooper hospital ceo john sheridan and his wife. >> let's get right to it. nbc 10's rosemary connors is live at cooper hospital. rosema rosemary, what's new with the investigation. >> i learned this afternoon from somerset county prosecutors that the early sunday morning fire at the sheridan's home was intentional set, deliberate. as you can see, investigators have been conducting an exhaustive and ongoing investigation. detectives have been out there, state and local police. we do know they've been at this home of 72-year-old john sheridan and his 69-year-old wife joyce since early sunday morning. i reached out to the prosecutor's office to get more details about exactly how their investigators were able to determine that this fire was intentionally set. all they would reveal to me this
5:00 pm
afternoon is that the fire was strictly contained to the master bedroom and the autopsy results of the couple are not available yet. we do not know the exact cause of death. as you can imagine, their death rattled the hospital community here at cooper where john sheridan worked since 2005. i did reach out to representatives with the hospital to find out if they wanted to speak to us on camera about this. they did release a statement which says we are saddened and shock by what has been reported about the death of john sheridan and his wife joyce. their deaths, already unbelievably sad, are now tragic. our deepest con dole earns go out to john and joyce's family for their terrible loss. as soon as we get more information, we'll bring it to you. reporting live in camden, i'm rosemary connors, nbc 10 news. we're also following breaking developments in washington. secret service director julia pierson has resignedft