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questions about ebola answered. so many questions still, christine. >> absolutely. delaware county's first ebola task force just wrapped up its first meeting. they say they don't want to create panic, they want to create awareness. but they do understand why people are nervous about this deadly and contagious disease. i asked members of the task force what their goals are. they want to educate the community about the signs and symptoms of ebola, promote preventive measures and work with health care providers and first responders to make sure they know how to properly screen patients and follow cdc guidelines. but is every hospital in delaware county ready to treat an ebola patient? >> delaware county hospitals are all capable to identify an individual and to isolate an individual. as i said, this is an evolving process. there are hospitals which obviously have better
capabilities than smaller community hospitals. in the process of putting this task force together, we are going to identify whereç the bt care could be rendered to the individual. >> reporter: right now, if any patient has a fever as well as other symptoms like severe headache and vomiting and has travelled to west africa within the past three weeks, the patient must be isolated and first responders must report a suspected ebola case. health experts say there is a small chance that the average american will be exposed to ebola in the united states but every hospital and every health care worker must be trained to detect signs and symptoms. that's just one of the things this task force is trained to do. reporting live in morton, delaware county, christine madella, nbc 10 news. count on nbc 10 and nbc10.com for complete coverage of the ebola outbreak on our website you'll find an entire section devoted to ebola, including information on how the virus is spread.
will it be the death penalty or life behind bars? >> that's what a montgomery county jury must decide. late this afternoon they begin debilitating the fate of a man found guilty of killing a baby girl and her grandmother. nbc 10's deanna durante is live at the courthouse in norristown. >> reporter: the jury just got the case at about 4:45. the defense attorney told the jury they can stop the killing, that the killing should end with them and they should sentence to raghunandan yandamuri to life in prison without the possibility of parole. the defense attorney in this case told the jury either way, raghunandan yandamuri is not going to be leaving a state correctional facility alive. he used the term pine box, that's the only way he's leaving. he can live the rest of his life behind bars or get the death penalty. his job is to fight for the life. on the other hand, there was no one there to fight for the lives of the victims. the 61-year-old grandmother, her
10-month-old baby girl. they didn't get the opportunity to fight for those lives the way raghunandan yandamuri is asking to stay alive in prison. also the defense lawyer said that this was a horrible crime, a horrible plan that went wrong. and that even though he may have made some amends by saying that he was sorry to the victim's family, that was the lamest apology that the jury is going to hear in this case. again, 15 minutes ago, the jury got the case. they're going to decide whether or not this convicted killer is going to spend the rest of his life behind bars or if he will be executed. that is the latest, reporting live outside the montgomery county courthouse, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> take a look at this. just when you thought beach weather was over, not so much. people still taking advantage of the warmer weather today on those beaches of cape may. >> it almost feels like summer, too, compared to the temperatures we've seen over the past few days. i hope you like it, too.
we're in for more warmer weather tomorrow. >> i'm all for that. nbc 10 meteorologist sheena parveen is here to explain when fall is going to come back. >> tomorrow it will still feel warm like today. it will still be on the warmer side. after some thunderstorms that will move through, that's when it will feel like fall again. not until later this week. temperatures right now still fairly warm. the average high this time of the year is in the mid to upper 60s. right now we are in the mid to upper 70s. 76 philadelphia, 76 allentown, 75 in millville. certainly a warmer day today. we do have more in the way of cloud cover right now. but not any rain, not yet. it's all off to our west and southwest. so it's moving through the southeastern part of the country. that's where we see severe weather with tornado watches, severe thunderstorm watches out. this weather will be in our area come tomorrow night. i am tracking thunderstorms in the forecast for your wednesday. some of these storms could be strong at times. coming up, i'll show you the
timing of it and when the cooler temperatures will make a comeback. it is day 32 of the police manhunt for eric frein and the search has taken a toll on the manyç members of law enforceme looking for him. >> nbc 10 ago doug shimell spent the day in the poconos. he's live up there right now. i understand there was a much-needed show of support for police working tirelessly. >> yes, exactly. of course this has been a very stressful, terence over four weeks now. there's been a lot of communities making adjustments, the most recent being barrett township cancelling their 50th anniversary halloween parade. they're also cancelling trick or treat which means they'll have a trunk or treat october 26th at a local catholic school. people will decorate cars and families can hand out candy from the trunks of their vehicles.
you mentioned that act of kindness and maybe a little touch of humor. well, a family that's been on one of the heavily searched roads, beartown road here in price township has actually said they felt there was a need that was not being fulfilled when they sualua enforcers during their searches to have to secret away to the woods. they put out a portable poti and put a sign out that says l.e.o. potty, law enforcement officer potty. it's been received with great appreciation and a lot of thanks. live in price township, doug shimell, nbc 10 news. meanwhile, a trial date has been set for former eagle irving friar and his mother. they were in indicted on conspiracy and theft charges. according to the new jersey attorney general, the two allegedly stole about $700,000 by obtaining fake home equity loans.
the two have pleaded not guilty. philadelphia police are looking for this man in the video. they say he robbed a game stop on cast every avenue in richmond on monday. as he walked up to the counter, detectives say he lifted his shirt, showed a gun and demanded money. the suspect told the employee to walk to the back of the store while he walked out. if you recognize him, call police. now from our delaware bureau, a state landmark is lowering its flags for good this week and they have a lot of them to lower. pierson's flags in stanton, new castle county has been around for 58 years. they sell to police departments and state offices up and down delaware. the 82-year-old owner says with corporate contracts and online sales, business has never been better. but nancy pierson said she's ready for retirement. she says some of her most
cherished memories are the days after the september 11th terrorist attacks. >> well, everybody wanted a flag. i mean, everybody wanted to show pay r patriotism at that time. they were buying everything that was red, white and blue. >> nancy pierson was hoping to find a buyer looking for a thriving turnkey business. the store will close its doors for good saturday afternoon. the city of camden is planning a major comeback. what the city is doing now to prepare for a brighter future. policy change. pope francis and catholic leaders discuss the church's stance on home sexuality. what's being proposed and what it means for the gay community. it turns out you can't have your cake and eat it, too, at least at one school. why administers are changing a berth day tradition for young
demolition. the city is soliciting bids for multiple contracts to carry out the first phase of demolition to be followed by raisie i raisinig 534 properties once the project begins. >> just eye sore. we have raccoons big as -- i don't know, a tire on the car, that's how big they look to me anyway. >> you're looking at homicides over the last year. more than half of them have occurred inside some type of structure. it's a win for us to be able to suppress the flagrant, violent criminal activity. a brand new price rite full-scale supermarket will employ more than 80 camden residents. elsewhere, north korean leader kim jong-un is apparently
alive and well. he made an appearance earlier today for the first time in nearly six weeks. a korean newspaper showed pictures of him smiling and waving. he hn been seen publicly since early september. it had been reported he may have been ill andç that fueled speculation about a power shift in north korea. in south africa, the family of oscar pistorius's deceased girlfriend said it was offered thousands of dollars from the former olympian but turned it down as blood money. the revelations emerge while a prosecutor was cross-examining a social worker over what pistorius's punishment should be for shooting reeva steenkamp. the prosecutor referred to payments of $550 that the pistorius camp made to the steenkamp family. he said those will be paid back in full. the hearing is expected to last one week. a rescue operation to save a 4-year-old girl is now in its
third day. she was playing when she fell that a 40-foot well sunday. crews are using bulldozers to dig a pit to try to pull that girl out. similar incidents happened here in recent years. in both of those cases, rescuers were able to save the victim. a vatican meeting led by pope francis wants to discuss and treat gays. >> a document was praised by gay activist because of the change in tone about gays. kyra simmons reports on the possible approach to controversial family issues by pope francis. >> with gay marriage now legal in many american states, the catholic church appears to be shifting, too. proposing some, perhaps, small changes that many consider a big deal. >> it's a major step forward because for the first time, an organ of the church is using language for and about gay
people and others that they use for themselves. >> reporter: pope francis surprised many people last year by saying if someone is gay and searches for the lord, who am i to judge? now church bishops are considering accepting that gay people have gifts and qualities to offer. last month, couples who had already lived together were married by pope francis. now the church may say that cohabitating out of wedlock can be positive and people who are divorced should not feel discriminated against. it is a further sign of the new approach from a pope who himself lives in a simple apartment and takes the bus. though the changes will have to be agreed at a later meeting and there is no plan for the catholic church to accept same-sex marriages. kyra simmons, nbc news, london. these issues and many more will be discussed during the world meeting of families
conference in philadelphia next year. it's the largest catholic gathering of families. pope francis is expected to attend. cowboys running back joseph randall was arrested for allegedly stealing underwear from a mall outside of dallas. he was detained by store security and taken to jail. police say randall walked out of a mall department store with underwear and cologne that he didn't pay for. the arrest came a day after one of randall's best games since joining the dallas cowboys last season. the team is not commenting. a tunnel near the golden gate bridge in san francisco may be renamed to honor the late comedian robin williams. he plans to introduce the new bill to that effect by the end of the year. the tunnel is in marin county. an elementary school in northern kentucky used to
celebrate students' birthdays with cake. >> that's until now. the school committee revised its wellness police banning -- wellness policy banning all food for birthday celebrations. they'll be recognized during morning announcements. according to the principal, the point is to cut out sugary foods and spend more time in the classroom learning. some parents disagree. >> i think the biggest part of this issue, parents have been given a voice. this was arbitrarily handed down. >> folks have bigger, better things to worry about than whether or not we can have birthday cake at the school. >> the principal said it is our vision that we support our students academically as well as encouraging them to make good choices in health, wellness and citizenship. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> well, here's some video of severe storms that brought down
trees and power lines in alabama and georgia. the threat for severe weather will continue in most of those areas through the night tonight. the greatest threat is for damaging straightline winds in excess of 60 miles an hour. flash flooding, that could be possible as well with heavy rain. this is a slow-moving system and by tomorrow, some of those storms will move into our area. we do have thunderstorms in the forecast. until they get here, the short warmup does continue with today. the temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s. unseasonably warm. that will continue tomorrow, too, thunderstorms move in later in the afternoon and tomorrow night, overnight into early thursday. once it all clears out, the weekend will be setting up with 60 degree temperatures for the high. right now we're looking down at liberty 1 and 2 from the comcast center. we had a period of sunshine but those clouds quickly moved back in. now we're seeing mostly cloudy to overcast skies across the area. 76 right now in philadelphia.
the winds are pretty breezy out there, too, right around 15 to 20 miles an hour. but those temperatures are still warm. this is a warm wind direction, 77 degrees in reading. mid-70s in allentown and through much of the lehigh valley. 75 degrees mt. holly. closer to the shore, temperatures low 70s. either way, it is certainly a warmer day today. that will continue tomorrow, too. locally we have the clouds around. no rain with any of these clouds. tonight we'll be staying mostly dry. as we go into tomorrow, all the weather you see off to your west and southwest, this will start to move in. in the southeastern part of the country right now, this is where we have severe weather by tomorrow night, we can expect thunderstorms, too. our wind direction like i mentioned is coming in mainly from the south. this is rally pulling up the warmer air you see. by tomorrow, it will be another warm day and then we cool down after the rain later in the end of the week. future weather showing the clouds hanging around tonight. fog forming overnight, too. mostly in parts of the lehigh valley early tomorrow morning.
clouds stick around, later in the afternoon, our thunderstorm chance increases. off to the west, by about 3:00 p.m., storms approach late in the afternoon. the best chance will be west of philadelphia. late tomorrow night, those storms continue moving up. this is midnight tomorrow night. we go into early thursday morning. those storms are still around, into thursday morning, the rain lingering and it will be slow to move out as we go through the day thursday with the cloud cover as well. as we look to our south, in the tropics, right around puerto rico, this is hurricane gonzalo. this is a major hurricane, a category 3. we have a cold front swinging off the eastern seaboard. that will keep it away from the u.s. bermuda loanings like it's in the path of possibly a major hurricane. we'll keep tracking that for you. for tonight, cloudy, milder, temperatures, patchy fog forming late tonight. mid-to-low 60s. tomorrow, temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.
some of the storms late tomorrow could contain a heavy rain. also gusty winds. just be careful later in the day tomorrow. most of your day will just be clouds and warmer temperatures with the late afternoon showers moving in. thursday, scattered showers, mainly the first half of the day but the weekend we are sunny, drier with highs in the low 60s as we go into sunday. >> i like the look of that. át first lady michelle obama joins school children and chefs for the annual fall harvest of the white house kitchen garden. students from arizona, california, and ohio participated. three chefs paired with three state wdinner winners. >> it's very cool to have a garden at your school. it's fun to go outside. it's good for you to be in like nature. and it's cool to harvest and see the plants grow and after you're
done, all that hard work, you can eat them. >> listen to that. he's quite talented. he made a sweet potato crusted turkey pizza. >> i'm so impressed. leaving the car at home. more and more young people are choosing not to drive. the reason they're not hitting the road, plus what that means for urban planning and whether our area appears to be listening to what the next generation is saying. and combatting crime. what police are doing differently in one philadelphia district to change the quality of life for residents.
more and more teenagers are choosing other ways to get around instead of getting behind the wheel of a car. that's according to a new report from the u.s. public interest research group. those in the millennial generation as it's being called are waiting longer to get driver's licenses. instead, the study says they prefer the convenience of public transportation and walkable neighborhoods. your kid may not be asking for the car. >> septa ridership in philadelphia is up 4% kbared to last year. in fact, so many people are riding, sometimes there aren't enough seats and people are forced to stand. septa crews are working overtime to make more cars available.
>> philadelphia is one of the best big cities in america for buy siblinging. according to the bicycling commission, commuting across the major schuylkill river bridge has increased 260% between 2005 and 2013. two philadelphia neighborhoods rank in the top 25 nationally for biking. if all of the paths, walkways and bridges in and around the city aren't enough for you, another just 0ed. the schuylkill bank's boardwalk opened earlier this month. it extends the river trail from locke customer street to the south street bridge. here's an ebola/enterovirus d68 everywhere you turn these days. >> prevention plays a big part. that's exactly what's happening in several new jersey communities. >> schools and playgrounds getting thorough scrubdowns. i'm ted greenberg. i'll show you where, next in a live report. deer danger.
what we can do is try to minimize it. calming fears of enterovirus, ebola and other illnesses with prevention. that means scrubbing, cleaning and disinfecting many areas as possible. >> nbc 10 jersey shore bureau reporter ted greenberg was there today as cleaning grews got to work at several schools. ted? >> jackie and keith, barnegat township high school is being cleaned more thoroughly and more frequently. in jackson township, crews are focusing on other family friendly spots. >> a trip to the playground is a somewhat rare occurrence these days for kelly dalton's 4-year-old daughter. because of the spread of enterovirus d68. >> i volcano really taken her out as much as i used to. >> reporter: it was concerns about the virus and ebola that prompted jackson township to pro-actively step up its efforts to disinfect the community's eight playgrounds. >> we want to make sure what we
did if not so much as eliminate it, decrease the chance of them getting sick. i mean, it's what we have to do. >> reporter: public works crews are cleaning the playgrounds twice per day, three times a week. they were previously sanitized once on those days. the township's municipal buildings are being cleaned more thoroughly, more often. >> reporter: jackson is 20 or so miles from the hamilton township elementary school attended by eli waller, the mercer county 4-year-old who died last month from enterovirus d68. >> we're hoping the other munis.sstart to do the same thing for their residents. >> reporter: at barnegat high school, the custodian staff isn't just disinfecting desks. surfaces that are frequently touch ready getting wiped down.
>> in addition, the district has purchased other chemicals so if there were an outbreak in barnegat, we'd be able to handle the proper sanitization of all of our areas. >> the district has stopped wiping down surfaces with cloth rags. now disposable paper towels are being used instead. live tonight in barnegat township, i'm ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. here's some of the stories making headlines at 5:30. a show of humor and gratitude for law enforcement as the police manhunt in the poconos for eric frein hits day 32. officers now have a proper toilet to use in barrett township instead of having to use the bathroom in the woods, those people living in the region say frein and the search for him has been wearing them down. defense attorneys hope a montgomery county jury takes into consideration their client's mental health issues. the jury is deciding the fate of
raghunandan yandamuri. he was convicted of first degree murder in the kittings of 10-month-old saanvi venna and her 61-year-old grandmother. a shooting happened inside caster's finest barber shop after 9:00. police say it was a customer who opened fire. the victim tells detectives the customer paid a barber for a cut. when the barber turned his back, the man pulled a gun and shotç him several times. the shooting happened after the shop was closed. police are still looking for the shooter. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> i tell you what, a nice change outside. we're about 10 degrees warmer than normal. >> i loved every bit of it. holding on to the summer. meteorologist sheena parveen has a look at what to expect. hopefully more of this. >> yes, with news for you, we'll have more of it as we go into tomorrow. average high temperature is
around 67 degrees. today we were more in the mid to upper 70s. we still are it is an unseasonably warm day outside. 77 in reading, much of south jersey and delaware in the mid-to-low 70s. this is all ahead of some thunderstorms. it's ahead of a cold front. we are in the warm sector of the storm's right now. come tomorrow we'll still be warm. then we'll have thunderstorms moving in late in the day. here's the cold front. it's back off to our west. ahead of it is where we find the warmer air moving in from the south. you see the storms moving through much of the southeastern part of the country, tornado watches, severe thunderstorm watches out. this will all move into our area as we go into late in the day tomorrow. coming up, i'll show you the timing of that. we'll talk about what you can expect with the storms and also how much cooler it will be behind the stompls. that's straight ahead. deer mating season is here. aaa warns drivers to keep an eye out for animals suddenly running across roads.
the biggest hot spots for drivers in pennsylvania are bucks, delaware and chester counties. in new jersey, it's mercer, ocean, burlington and atlanta counties. drivers in delaware need to pay close attention in new castle county. last year there were more than 3,300 crashes involving deer reported in pennsylvania. be alert. if you see a deer, use your horn to get them off the road. also look for groups. where you see one, another may be nearby. and slow down and buckle up. now from our trenton bureau, legal sports betting in new jersey could soon become a reality. late this afternoon, lawmakers passed the bill, cleavering the way for sports bedding in the garden state. the measure is the latest in a long effort to legalize sports gamble and give a boost to the state's struggling casinos. the state assembly is expected to vote on the issue on thursday.
across the delaware river, philadelphia mayor michael nutter announced the start of an energy reduction race. it's a citywide competition. the amount of energy used and greenhouse gas emissions these buildings put out has been tracked over the last two years. several buildings have signed up for the competition. the three top performing buildings will be awarded $5,000 yeech. the 15th police district in northeast philadelphia is the city's biggest. officers are busy day and night. but police are trying something new to crackdown on crime. the personnel change and how it's working. and magnetic power. how magnets are being used in a breakthrough procedure right in our area. first, here's what's coming up tonight on nbc 10 at 6:00. camden, looking to begin the largest demolition project ever attempted by the city. next, the hundreds of abandoned
>> the neighborhoods have spoken. now more police officers are being added across parts of philadelphia. take a look at the area we're talking about here. city officials point to 15th district, the largest in the city. it stretches from hunting park avenue north to ron street and the delaware river to roosevelt boulevard. it includes the frankford, tacony and mayfair sections of philadelphia. more than two dozen officers, many from a recently graduated cadet class call the 15th home. police say it's making a big difference. >> i notice the calls for service, people aren't waiting as long for the police to show up an assignment. normally in the past it would take an hour or to to get to some of the locations. now it's within minutes. >> the department is trying to hire 400 officers next year, city wide. they are hope something will go to the 15th district. now to a story you're seeing
first on nbc 10. a local girl who broke her leg in a car accident is getting state-of-the-art treatment to lengthen her injured leg. 11-year-old aaliyah spalding is undergoing treatment to lengthen and strengthen her right leg. she broke her right thigh bone when she was 4 years old that it stopped growing. a titanium nail with a magnet was inserted in her bone. >> i'm happy because i've been dealing with this leg for a long time. >> things get tight. therapy is already important which she's undergoing now. we're waiting for the new bone
that becomes solid. >> when aaliyah first got this thing, her right leg was 8 centimeters shorter than her left. since then, it's grown 7 centimete centimeters. >> that is remarkable. we wish her well, of course. vial enhas taken nearly two dozen lives in. plus, a çwarmup in store f us. >> the warmup continues tomorrow. we have thunderstorms in the forecast for tomorrow. i'll show you the timing on those, coming up. new new at 6:00, jimmy johns facing a lawsuit. how long they could banned from making food at other sandwich shops. i'm sheldon yellin,
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this is nbc 10 news. the charges against a sayreville seven are now in the hands of family court in middlesex county. several of the senior high school football players accused of hazing had appearances there today. >> brian thompson has more from new brunswick. >> in family court, virtually no information is made public. the obvious intent, to protect juveniles. several of the sayreville seven were believed to have been transported back to juvenile incarceration in this sheriff's department van following court appearances midafternoon. absolutely no details were released of what happened inside this courthouse. one attorney offering a no comment and a wave as he headed to his car. all seven of those charged have been suspended from sayreville high school, though several have been released to the custody of their parents according to nj.com.
sayreville superintendent has indicated his actions will depend on what happens in the prosecutor's investigation. while any decision on the future of head coach george najar who has not been charged with any crime, is still in limbo. both the county prosecutor andrew carrie as well as the sheriff, mildred çscot scot, w here today to watch what happened inside. neither commented. this just in from our trenton bureau. investigators are trying to figure out how a new jersey state trooper's patrol car suddenly burst into flames on the side of the road. take a look at this pit. you can see flames swallow be the cruiser. the trooper got out of his car to investigate an accident on i-195 in robinsville township, mercer county. that's when he turned around and
saw this, firefighters put out the flames quickly. police are now trying to figure out how the car caught fire. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> well, a warmup today. temperatures in the mid to upper 70s, but now we're seeing overcast conditions. we had a period of sunshine, clouds moved back in. no rain with the clouds. this is a live look in the poconos. the clouds have certainly come back an they will be here tonight even into tomorrow. the warmup is short. it will be today and tomorrow. then we'll have thunderstorms move in late in the day for your wednesday, followed by cooler air as we go into the weekend. the thunderstorms will be part of a cold front. we're in the warm sector is of that and the cooler air gets here, but, again, not until the end of the week. right now it's 76 in philadelphia, same thing allentown, 77 in reading, mid-70s through pottstown and westchester. mid-70s in trenton. closer to the shore, near 70 in
stone harbor, 57 millville, 75 in dover. certainly unseasonably warm temperatures today. the clouds that are here that i just showed you, all the rain is back off to our west and southwest. this is part of a cold front. it's moving into the southeastern part of the country. and it's bringing with it some severe weather. it will slowly make its way here but not until late in the day tomorrow. ahead of it, the warm air will keep moving in and we'll still continue with the cloud cover. we are on the dry side. here's future weather. for tonight, we do stay mostly dry. the clouds continue to build in early tomorrow morning. we could be dealing with patchy fog, best chance will be through parts of the lehigh valley in the morning. then through the afternoon, the storm setting up west of philadelphia. this will be the best chance for storms in the afternoon, mostly west of the city. parts of lehigh valley up into the poconos, the storms continue moving from west to east slowly as we go through the afternoon and evening tomorrow. 7:00 p.m., we could be dealing with thunderstorms and then late
tomorrow night, this system will be slow to move through. even by midnight we'll be dealing with scattered showers and storms, into thursday morning, parts of the area especially along the shore have a better chance for that. through the middle of the day thursday, you see how slow it is to clear out. you could still be dealing with it by midday thursday. starting late tomorrow night, some of the storms could produce heavy rain, strong winds and lightning. we'll be watching this for you as we go into the day tomorrow. for tonight, cloudy, milder temperatures, patchy fog developing. best chance for the denser fog should be north and west of philadelphia. kind of like this morning. clouds tomorrow, it stays warm. temperatures mid to upper 70s. late-day storms, late afternoon, mostly west of philadelphia. it will be windy as we go through the day tomorrow, too. especially with the thunderstorms. they could provide locally gusty winds. temperatures, though, they're still warm. on thursday, we see the scattered showers around. the cold air doesn't get here just yet on thursday.
sunny, drier, low 70s into the weekend. that's when colder air arrives. upper 60s saturday, sunny, breezy, colder, highs closer to 60 degrees. he would rather die than be a senator. that's what new jersey governor chris christie told a crowd of people. the republican said he would be bored to death in a chamber with 99 other people asking for motions on amendments in subcommittees. he made the comments over the weekend, christie of course is considering a run for the white house in ç2016. a new poll finds that for the first time since august of 2011, more new jersey residents have a negative view of the governor. the rutgers/eaglet 0. n pole finds 42% of registered voters have a favorable view of governor christie. 45% have an unfavorable view. that is a seven-point drop in two months. to something completely different. if you have a pile of personal paperwork that you need to get rid of, we have just the event yore few.
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10. nearly two dozen murders this year and only one of them solved. wilmington is headed toward a dark record. police are changing how they investigate the crimes. on monday they're getting it. we play what it is they're getting and how it might keep them safer. >> then coming up on nbc 10 news at 6:00, the brand new test to tag enterovirus d68 and why cases of the deadly child virus are expected to spike in the coming days.
this is nbc 10 news. tonight wilmington is on pace to break a city murder record. 21 killings so far this year, the odds of solving these crimes have not been in police's favor. as nbc 10 delaware reporter tim furlong explains, officers are about to use a new investigative approach. tim? jacqueline, it's really only new to wilmington, in a city where murders haven't been getting solved. lots of residents have wondered why don't we have a homicide unisnit as of thuni sn t?
>> every day. >> reporter: that's how often she thinks about her son, jermaine. his case is still unsolved. she's not yet been able to look yet in the eyes of her son's killer. >> why? i want to know why would you take a 19-year-old's life. >> reporter: for months, keisa and other residents have been asking for a homicide unit. for months, the mayor said the city didn't need one. >> we wanted to do it right. >> reporter: the homicide unit hits the streets october 20th. it will include four dedicated homicide detectives, a cold case unit, a supervisor and two federal atf agents who will work with city police to try to tie evidence and cases together and spot trends. wilmington's mayor himself, a former homicide investigator. >> we hunted them down and that's what these homicide investigators will do, they will not sit in the office. they will not wait for the telephone to ring. they will be on the street constantly. that's a homicide investigator. that's what i want. >> reporter: keisa said she's
heard about changes in strategy but she and her neighbors haven't seen notable improvement. she is pessimistically optimistic about these changes. >> i'm ecstatic. let's see them do some work. >> reporter: the city's also getting federal help as part of the violence reduction network we told you about last week. the mayor is bringing back a police advisory council where business leaders, educators and neighbors can meet with the police chief every few weeks. if you want to talk with mayor williams, every other wednesday there will be a morning session and night session. show up at his office, he'll talk to you, that's if you want to mayor of wilmington. a 90-year-old woman murdered. police say her killer was a 10-year-old boy. the heartbreaking investigation under way in pennsylvania as a child too young for a pg-13 movie is charged as an adult.
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nbc 10 news starts now. right now at 6:00, fears on the front line. local responders taking a closer look at what to do if ebola strikes our area. good evening, i'm renee chenault-fattah. delaware county health officials say they've gotten call after call from people concerned about ebola. this afternoon, the county tried to answer some of those questions. nbc 10's christine madella live in morton. what happened today, christine? >> delaware county's newly formed ebola task force met for the first time. on that task force there's hospitals, city leaders, ems leaders. they're trying to make sure delaware county is ready in case it needs to treat someone with the ebola virus. now, if a patient in delaware county contracts ebola, what hospital can best treat the patient? how do health care providers keep themselves safe? the county has received
questions like those. it's one of the reasons they formed the task force. >> there's significant concern. we're on the front line. it's very sad that a large percentage of the individuals who have come down with ebola viral disease and who have succumbed to did are health care professionals. one of the things i mentioned in the beginning of our task force meeting is that every precaution needs to be undertaken. >> reporter: the doctor went on to say he hopes no one in our area contracts the disease but he also said viruss do not have borders. health care workers must be prepared. now, later this week, the ebola task force members will meet with members of the philadelphia international airport. they'll discuss if further measures have to be taken at the airport. after that, they'll decide if passengers need to be screened for ebola when they arrive