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you see the debris there in the trees. this happened just a little over an hour ago near the airport in frederick, maryland. that's about 50 miles west of baltimore. maryland state police are on the scene investigating. we're continuing to make phone calls on this. our sister station wrc television in washington is also making calls and working this story. as soon as we learn more information, count on us for updates on nbc 10 news. a new ebola scare, this one in new york city. samples being taken on a person who worked with doctors without borders in one of the ebola affected countries. a cdc team is getting ready to head to new york city if needed. the person developed a 103 degree fever and reported it immediately. there is no confirmation at this point that ebola is the cause of that fever. nbc 10 is following more breaking news out of bucks county. remiainder of the football seasn for central bucks west high school has been canceled over hazing allegations. all varsity and junior varsity players as well as the coaching staff have been suspended.
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school superintendent says rookie players were subjected to, quote, humiliating initiation rites. as a result, the final two regular season games were wiped out including tomorrow's homecoming game against rival central bucks east. the superintendent said in a statement "based on all available verified information gathered from an ongoing internal investigation into allegations of improper conduct by numerous central bucks west football team members and the failure of the coaching staff to properly supervise activities, swift and firm action is absolutely necessary." as you recall, the fairville high school football program in new jersey was also suspended this season in connection with hazing allegations. seven players on that team are charged with crimes ranging from hazes to sexual assault. earlier this week, the team's head coach and four assistant coaches were suspended as the
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school district investigates those accusations. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> and finally, the rain is starting to move out of our area. >> but the wind is still strong out there. nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz joins us now with what to expect tonight. glenn? >> yeah, renee, we're seeing drying conditions. the skies are getting a little by brighter throughout the area. and that is a sign of things to come. the rain over the last couple of hours is just really falling apart. of course, the wind and the cold continues. we're in the low to mid 50s across much of the area. 58 degrees in georgetown, delaware. warm spots. look at the winds still gusting to 33 miles an hour in allentown and close to 30 in other parts of the area. so, it's still cloudy and windy, perhaps a couple of sprinkles in new jersey at 6:00. the clouds generally continue, and the wind continues, but not
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into the weekend. we'll tell you about those big changes coming over the weekend, and even bigger changes for next week with the seven-day in a few minutes. right now, a former philadelphia traffic court judge is expected in court on bribery charges. thomasine tynes was arrested this morning charged with accepting a $2,000 tiffany bracelet from a statehouse lobbyist. >> the businessman spelled out what he wanted and the judge promised to deliver. >> the charge is part of a corruption sting. the state attorney general abandoned after raising concerns about racial profiling. today philadelphia's district attorney says he found in evidence of racism. now for more on judge tynes, today's philadelphia grand jury indictment on corruption not the first time the judge has been indicted. nbc 10's investigator harry hairston has a look ahead at another legal battle coming up. harry? >> that's right, jim. she has challenges ahead of her.
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judge thomasine tynes could find herself facing federal prison time, exactly six weeks from today she faces a federal judge for sentencing. it all stems from a perjury conviction from earlier this year. judge thomasine tynes is appealing a perjury conviction. a judge handed down that conviction back in july. the feds had indicted the former philadelphia traffic judge on corruption charges. the indictment alleged tynes was involved in a scheme to fix traffic tickets. the jury found tynes and four other former traffic court judges facing the same charges not guilty of ticket fixing but the jury did find tynes and three other judges guilty of lying under oath. according to federal records obtained by nbc 10 news, federal investigators asked tynes if she had ever been asked to give favorable treatment on a case to anybody. court records show tynes answered no to the question. but other witnesses testified on
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behalf of the government say tynes did know about requests to her office for alleged ticket fixing. now, i called tynes' attorney several times today. he did not return my calls for comment. he is scheduled as i say six weeks from now. that day is december 4th to be sentenced by a federal judge. reporting live in the digital operation center, harry hairston, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, harry. there is more talk today in washington of tighter security after another fence jumping incident at the white house last night. two dogs and officers took down a 32-year-old maryland man on the lawn. the suspect has a history of clashes with white house security. the quick arrest was a boost for the much criticized secret service, but some say this isn't enough. that increased security should include a fence around the u.s. capitol and an even higher fence at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. a study panel at the white house is investigating security options. nbc 10's randy gyllenhaal spoke to local lawmakers about
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security in washington and keeping the first family safe. randy, what did they have to say? >> reporter: well, it's clear the secret service has a very tough job. these lawmakers say they have full faith in security in washington. these fence jumpers just don't appear to be very violent, but in light of threats coming from isis targeting the white house, it's very important to get that kind of security right. for the second time in a month, the fence jumper makes a run at the white house showing another vulnerability in protecting our nation's capital. >> the threat is real, and we need to keep our eyes wide open. >> reporter: congressman mike fitzpatrick running for re-election says this case doesn't appear malicious and he trusts secret service and capital police. >> i feel safe every day at the united states capitol. >> reporter: but he knows the real threat is out there. he just got back from a middle east trip to learn more about isis, the rogue terror group has made explicit threats against the white house and washington. >> there are sleeper cells or
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lone wolf individuals out there on their own being radicalized through slick marketing material coming from the middle east over the internet. >> reporter: the congressman's opponent, kevin strauss, is a former army ranger and cia intelligence officer. >> there doesn't appear to be an immediate threat from isis, but it's a group where we can't let our guard down because there's no question in my mind that they would attack the u.s. homeland if given the opportunity. >> reporter: of course, washington has been the scene of terrorists and lone wolf attacks before. pennsylvania senator patrick toomey says he feels protected every day. >> security is very expensive. very professional. and keep in mind, you know, we have had attacks. we've had anthrax attacks, ricin attacks, we've had shooters. >> reporter: and none of those attacks were very successful. the senator also adding that the secret service and capitol police are more than capable of stopping any threat. live in bucks county, randy gyllenhaal, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, randy. frightening video of a robbery in progress inside a mom and pop grocery store in
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philadelphia's fairhill section. take a look. watch the suspect walk up to a counter, point the gun at the employee behind the counter. this video was taken from inside the lion grocery store on west winsley street tuesday. the man in black took the cash and a man in a gray sweatshirt stood as a lookout. both jumped into a white nissan maxima and took off. police searching for two men who robbed a liquor store in brewerytown. the suspects ran inside the wine and spirit stores on west gerard avenue, demanding money. employees worked as fast as they could to give the men what they wanted. no one was hurt. the men were wearing masks. if you know anything about this case, give police a call. philadelphia police say this man is a person of interest in a burglary case. on july 25th, someone broke into an apartment building on south car while street in the city's point breeze neighborhood. this man was seen on surveillance video. he's the only unknown visitor
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seen inside the building that day. if you recognize him, call police. an 18-year-old man in custody accused of a string of armed robberies in north ccrear robberies happening over the last five days and police say in each of the cases he pointed a gun at a worker and demanded money. fortunately no one was hurt. a toms river couple accused of shop lifting and assaulting store workers as they tried to le leave the ocean county mall. police were called to boscovs tuesday and found a 26 and 27-year-old. the pair broke open a display, took more than $400 worth of jewelry. one major septa union has signed a contract today that will ensure the trains keep running. the brotherhood of locomotive engineers and trainmen represents 200 rail engineers. the retroactive contract was agreed to earlier this month. it will cover workers through july of 2015. new deincludes a 13.32% pay
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raise and follows five years of negotiations. a local chemical company is doing its part to help area students. fmc corporation is adopting the agricultural school. s a saul has one of the largest future farmers of america chapter in the country. a grant will send kids to an faa conference to compete with peers around the state. the company will also conduct a drive to collect supplies for teachers. we have new information to share about the deadly bus crash last knot in delaware. what new 911 calls reveal about the moments after the bus lost control and flipped on its side killing three people. shy of two years later, the checks in the mail. sandy victims are just now getting their refund checks. why it's taking so long for much to get much-needed aid. she's the signing beacon of hope for all who seek refuge. the stately statue of liberty is about to sport a new look just
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the mother of the man who attacked canada's capital says tonight she's crying for his victims. not for him. >> police say the attacker was a petty criminal and acted alone. nbc 10 national correspondent jay gray has more on the suspect and canada's response. >> reporter: this afternoon, royal canadian mounted police confirm michael zehaf-bibeau
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carried out the deadly attack in ottawa alone. today his parents released a written apology to the victims and families, his mother writing "i am mad at our son" and "a part of me wants to hate him at this time." anger, trufrustration, pain gri this city now. >> this town is shaken and yesterday we lost our innocent. >> reporter: a young boy here has lost so much more. his dad, corporal nathan cerillo was guarding the tomb of the unknowns at canada's war memorial when the first shots rang out. witnesses rushed to try to help but were unable to save his life. >> offer deepest sympathies to the captain nathan cerillo of the canadian armed forces who was killed and our hearts go out to those who are wounded. >> reporter: moments later bibeau drove to the parliament building where he walked in and opened fire. three people were injured as lawmakers scrambled before the suspect was shot and killed by
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the sergeant in arms kevin vickers. who today was honored with an emotional and enduring ovation as he and lawmakers returned to work. sending a message to the city, country, and across the globe. >> we will be vigilant, but we will not run scared. >> reporter: even as their strength continues to be tested here. the attack here was the second this week on canadian soil. on monday, in montreal, a man police say had ties to islamic extremists used his car to run down two soldiers there. one of the men died as a result of his injuries. in ottawa, jay gray, nbc 10 news. now to concerns over the ebola outbreak. as we mentioned earlier, doctors are testing someone from new york city for the virus. that person worked with the group doctors without borders in one of the countries affected by ebola. meanwhile, 163 people in ohio are now being monitored for this
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virus. these people had contact or potential contact with texas nurse amber vinson who visited akron earlier this month before her diagnosis. three of those people have been quarantined to their homes. 17 more are having their temperatures taken twice a day by public health officials. they've also been asked not to travel on commercial airlines. now, some must contact health officials over the phone each day. others are watching themselves for any symptoms. pennsylvania officials held a meeting in harrisburg to discuss the state's readiness for dealing with ebola. pennsylvania is one of six states that will monitor travelers from ebola. stricken countries. the monitoring will happen under new protocols put in place by federal health officials. an arbiter ruled nfl commissioner roger goodell should testify in ray rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension from the league. goodell originally suspended the running back for two games you recall after a case of domestic violence at the revel in
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atlantic city. once elevator video of the incident became public, the baltimore ravens cut rice and his suspension was increased. the players union appealed saying rice should not be punished twice. as kids gear up for halloween, there is concern about candy laced with marijuana in the states where recreational pot is now legal. many are worried these tainted treats might end up in the hands of trick-or-treaters. these are pictures of regular candy next to tainted treats. they look almost identical. they were posted by the denver police department as a warning to parents along with a cautionary video. >> the problem is that some of these products look so similar to candy that's been on the market that we've eaten as children that there's really no way for a child or a parent or anybody even an expert in the field to tell you whether or not a product is infused or not. >> colorado briefly considered banning marijuana edibles but then backed off from that. for its part, the industry says it strongly supports keeping these products away from kids.
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halloween is becoming an expensive holiday from candy, to costumes, americans will spend nearly $8 billion on halloween this year. how can you have a great time and still save some money? it starts with the candy you hand out at the door. chocolate tends to be more expensive than hard candy. and when it comes to those variety packs, don't just look at the price. look at the number of pieces inside. >> we have a three musketeer variety pack with stickers for 40 pieces. this is going to be $2.99. we can walk over here and look at we have 165 piece willy wonka which is going to be at $8.99. in comparison piece by piece, they're very similar. >> experts suggest when it comes to candy, do not overbuy. think about how many trick-or-treaters knocked on your door last year and expect more this year because halloween falls on a friday. >> yeah, but if you overbuy, renee -- >> you get to eat it.
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i knew what you were thinking. well, halloween is almost here. >> yeah, looks like even the statue of liberty is getting in on the fun. "usa today" reporting the owners of joe boxer actually are going to hang brightly colored bow ties in front of the new york city landmark on october 31st. glenn, do you have anything to do with this? the huge ties are going to dangle from helicopters in front of the statue to create the illusion that lady liberty is wearing them. the park service doesn't have a say since the faa controls the airspace around the statue. designer nick graham who's launching a new line of menswear says the faa has given the okay. do you any of those bow ties, glenn? >> no, but it would be interesting to have one of mine up in front -- >> i think it's a good idea. >> yeah. i have some unique ones as well including phillies and eagles. >> seen them. >> how about an eagles one right in front of the statue of liberty? >> no. >> the new yorkers would love that one. all right. we have some weather that a lot of people didn't like over the last couple of days. still a little bit wet in new jersey, the last place to dry
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out. windy and chilly everywhere. we're all going to see a nice weekend out there. we do see a lot of cloud cover, but it's not nearly as gloomy and dark as it was earlier in the day. 57 degrees now. sustained wind of 20 miles an hour. 1 degree warmer than we were at this time yesterday. down to 53 in allentown, westchester, trenton. already starting to cool off. 53 in atlantic city as well. now, we're going to be much, much milder than this tomorrow. and that's because of the sunshine. but we're going to be seeing wind gusts that are pretty strong tomorrow, too. a 24 mile an hour sustained wind in allentown. we showed you the gusts are over 30. a little while ago. the wind direction is now blowing out of the northwest which is a sign of drying. at least eventually. but this storm out there in the ocean not moving very much. and it's very large. so it's going to take a while to
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totally clear out. now, we've managed to get rid of just about all of the rain. couple sprinkles coming into berks county there, but it's a slow process. look how large this storm is. well poeover 1,000 miles across. it's hit new england pretty hard, as it moves finally off the map. we still see those winds around the large storm, and we're going to see a windy day tomorrow. although the temperature is going to be up. then the wind goes down on sat kay and comes back up on sunday. now, the temperature is going to be going back up, too. it's mild in the 60s for saturday and sunday. and monday. but there's warm air coming in from the valley that is going to push temperatures into the 70s for tuesday and wednesday. but then watch what happens here as we head toward the end of october and the beginning of november. a huge really cold air mass
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coming in. so the warm air that's in the seven-day forecast is not going to last. a temporary thing. so the rain ending. where it hasn't already. breezy and chilly overnight. temperatures in the 40s. tomorrow, any early clouds give way to sunshine. a windy day. 15 to 25 mile an hour winds. could gust to 30 again. but the sunshine will push the temperatures into the mid 60s which is right around average for this time of the year. there's the average high, 65. nice weather on saturday because we're going to see less wind, but the wind picks s up sundayd we drop a couple degrees. nice weather an monday. look at tuesday and wednesday. way up into the 70s before storms change everything wednesday. two years after many hurricane sandy victims first tried to get help, for some government aid checks are finally in the mail. thousands of people applied for property tax refunds for homes damaged by the storm. now suffolk county, new york's,
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treasurer has begun mailing the $8 million worth of checks to nearly $3,000 families there. for some the checks are for homes they no longer own. their houses were too damaged to be repaired. >> honestly thought it would be a lot quicker. >> all the citizens of suffolk county apparently are bearing what is this unacceptable snails pace in addressing the important needs. >> we are handling them as they come in from the towns trying to get them processed as quickly as possible. >> as we said, some of these relief checks have already been mailed but more are on the way. suffolk's treasurer couldn't say when everyone will get their money. pse&g customers, get this, you could be paying less as the cold harsh winter nears. the reason, the utility is trimming down what you will have to pay. also ahead, sick study. have you called out of work at all this year? what new research shows about who calls out and the real reason why.
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what's the truth on taxes? says it's tom corbett who's being dishonest. they say tom wolf has a plan to reduce income taxes for the middle class and cut local property taxes. and tom corbett? it's corbett who slashed education by a billion dollars... ...and now almost 80% of school districts plan to raise property taxes. and it's corbett who's increasing gas taxes by 28 cents a gallon. tom corbett. desperate and dishonest. if you're a pse&g customer, listen up, you could be saving a third on your winter heating bills. utility announcing it's providing a credit that will slash typical gas bill by about 31%. typical customer will see a total bill credit of approximately $118. the bill credit applies to your usage in november, december, and january. the utility says the cost of
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natural gas is falling and it's passing along the savings to its customers. well, here's a question. are you sick? or sick of work? >> well, over the past year, 28% of workers have called in sick to work and they were feeling just fine. according to the career builder poll, 30% said they just didn't feel like going to work. 29% said they wanted the day to relax. now, if you are going to take a day, you want to be careful what you post online. one in four employers busted an employee faking sick through social media. >> oops. fear of the unknown. ebola concerns, enterovirus d-68 seeming to dominate the headlines. >> but flu season has already started across the area, and dozens of people in pennsylvania have already come down with the bug. what health experts want you to know about just how dangerous the flu is and how to protect yourself. then at 6:00, nbc 10 following up after dozens of a.c.t. exams got lost in the
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mail. how lawmakers are now trying to get answers for those affected students.
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ryan costello went into politics. in 2001, doctor manan trivedi joined the marines. trivedi served as a battlefield surgeon in iraq. costello served himself by voting to raise his own pay. and while trivedi cared for patients in pennsylvania, costello gave millions in government contracts to his campaign contributors -even as he cut funding for child abuse prevention. in congress, only trivedi will do what's right for you. i'm manan trivedi, and i approve this message.
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well, this breaking news out of maryland. three people are dead after a midair collision between a helicopter and a small plane. nbc 10's mitch blocker live in our digital operations center. >> mitch, you learned a little bit more about the plane involved? >> we did.
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the nbc 10 investigators pulled faa records and learned this plane is registered to a company called graves auto appliance incorporated. this is a family-owned company. now, here are some of the latest pictures out of maryland. this crash happened a little over an hour ago near the airport in frederick, maryland, about 50 miles west of baltimore. now, the maryland state police are on the scene investigating. the plane was coming in to land when it collided midair with that helicopter. we know both pilots could see each other because they were talking to air traffic control at the time. now, this is a small municipal airport. it only has two runways and has been open since 1948. live in the digital operations center, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> finally, we're beginning to dry out after two days of rain. >> now we're dealing with some strong winds up to 35 miles an hour. blowing through the region. nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz back now, and glenn, when's this wind going to calm down?
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>> well, jim, it's going to take a while partly because the storm is so big and it's moving so slowly. now as we take a look at the size of this thing, the circulation goes from new england all the way down to north carolina, way out into the ocean. that's about 1,000 miles worth in the center of that low just off the new jersey coast. so, until this thing moves out, we can't really see any kind of improvement. you can see the wind gusting still near 30 miles an hour in parts of the area. and that is going to be part of the issue tomorrow. even though the temperatures are going to be a lot warmer than this because of sunshine tomorrow. i'll be back to talk more about the weekend and whether it's going to be getting that much warmer, and big changes next week, into. we have this lunar eclipse. this is a really nice picture except you won't be able to see
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it out your window because of the cloudy skies. this is coming from another part of the country, and once in a while, we get to see eclipses, but it seems like most of the time it's cloudy around here. so we get to miss it. but there it is. and you'll hear more about it probably later tonight. >> looks like a nilla waiver that somebody took a bite out of. thank you, glenn. here are stories making headlines on "nbc 10 news at 5:30." the remainder of the football season wiped out over hazing. allegations at central bucks west high school. all junior varsity and varsity players as well as the coaching staff have been suspended. the school superintendent says rookie players were subjected to, quote, humiliatining initiation rights. moments ago a philadelphia traffic court judge was formally charged with bribery. thomasine tynes was arraigned accused of accepting a $2,000 tiffa
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tiffany bracelet. more charges could be coming in this case. septa trains will keep running. the agency signed a new contract with the union. brotherhood of locomotives, engineers and trainmen. the deal includes a 13% pay raise. it follows five years of negotiations. right now at 5:30, flu season is here, in addition to the body aches, the fever, the chills, the flu bug can also be deadly. so local health experts are trying to spread a serious message about the importance of protecting yourself now. >> concerns over ebola and the enterovirus d-68 are topping national headlines, experts say do not overlook the flu. health officials across pennsylvania are urging people to be vaccinated. nbc 10's deanna durante has been checking into local efforts to get the word out. >> yeah, many county health departments are offering free flu vaccination clinics and state health officials say while ebola may be grabbing the headlines, remember, when it comes to the flu, you can protect yourself. >> last year in pennsylvania, 131 people died of influenza.
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we've had no confirmed cases of ebola in pennsylvania, obviously no ebola deaths in pennsylvania, but flu is something that is here. >> reporter: pennsylvania state health officials say the flu season has just begun and in the first few weeks, doctors have reported nearly 100 cases of flu in the state. >> because the early symptoms of ebola mimic flu symptoms, there is a little bit of a concern, and another reason we're trying to keep promoting flu vaccine, flu vaccine, flu vaccine a and keep it at the forefront of people's minds. >> reporter: doctors say getting the vaccine won't always prevent everyone from getting the flu but will decrease chances. health experts spoke to a panel of state representatives explaining the flu vaccine this year covers multiple strains of the virus and telling them that cdc cuts are preventing state agencies from giving out free vaccines. many counties in the region are offering free flu clinics. nbc 10 at this clinic in thorndale, chester county, showing local officials getting
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a shot in the arm. looking to promote vaccinations. >> protect yourself, protect your neighbors by getting a vaccine. protect your family. >> many of the health officials we spoke to today say there are a lot of myths out there they want to dispel like getting the flu shot isn't going to give you the flu and it doesn't always protect against all strains, but it certainly does provide a good defense. another good defense they say, always wash your hands and if you're sick, stay home to prevent the spread of germs. reporting live in the digital operations center, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, deanna. day 41 in the search for the outdoor survivalist on the fbi's most wanted list. the ambush of two pennsylvania state troopers. nbc 10 is there as tourists are starting to come to an area that was considered off limits. nbc 10's doug shimell live again at the center of the search area in the poconos for us. >> what's their mood trying to get back to normal? >> reporter: well, you know, a lot of them know that by
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allowing tourists back into certain campsites in pike county, it may start to allow certain communities to salvage some of the fall season from the eric frein manhunt. the chapmans don't cancel camping trips because of manhunts. so they drove the camper all the way from new jersey to the otter lake camp resort in pike county. >> it's been set up for over a year. i actually called the campground yesterday to see because my daughter sent me a text he was only, like, nine miles away. >> reporter: the eric frein manhunt restricted camping, fishing and hunting for almost a month near the search zone. but this week, state game officials started relaxing those restrictions in pike county. >> we're very happy. yes. i'd hate for people visiting who made reservations well in advance to have to change their plans or even worry about that with the family here camping. >> reporter: teresa says otter lake's campsites are sold out this weekend for the big
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halloween celebration and the chapmans and everyone else are here, manhunt or no manhunt. >> it's always been in the back of my mind since he's been wandering around for the last six weeks, but i was a little apprehensive. we're trying to just keep the kids together and still enjoy the weekend. >> reporter: now, one quick note on the search front. police are trying to determine if a porsche that was stolen not too far here over the weekend and turned up in new york state has any connection to the eric frein manhunt. live in price township, i'm doug shimell, nbc 10 news. right now on, the story of a pennsylvania man who claims he's been mistaken for accused cop killer eric frein multiple times. he explains the encounters he's had with police. see his story right now on well, could there be a connection between air pollution and autism? new research done in pennsylvania explains the
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connection. plus find out where philadelphia's air quality ranks on the national list. technology behind bars? these california inmates are getting tablets as part of a new program. what they're allowed to use them for and what local laws in our area say about prisoners and computers. bus first, here's what's coming up on "nbc 10 news at 6" -- >> new at 6:00, three bucks county residents being monitored ifed for ebola. the recent travel that has authorities watching their health. plus the potential new law protecting new jersey employees who blow the whistle on government abuse. count on "nbc 10 news at 6."
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the archbishop of philadelphia says he's disturbed at signs the catholic church may be taking a more liberal tone. archbishop charles chaput spoke before an audience of conservative at licatholics in york. he was responding to a draft report from the vatican's extraordinary on the family. the draft spoke of welcoming homosexuals and called for ways to let some divorce and remarried catholics receive commun communion. the language was changed in the final report. church's future could be discussed at the world meeting
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next year. pope francis is expected to attend although the vatican hasn't made that official. technology behind bars? california inmates are about to get their own tablets but won't get to use them for any internet search. the reason the technology was donated to the prison system. glenn "hurricane" schwartz? after two days of rain things are starting to dry out. it's still breezy across the region. when it's expected to die down and when will temperatures go down again? what will happen to thorpe's remains? a judge decided they will stay in the pennsylvania town named after the famous athlete.
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new information now in the tour bus crash in delaware that's left three people dead. emergency calls made by passengers and motorists
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captured the chaos and the confusion in the moments following this crash. the recordings were obtained by the "associated press" under the freedom of information act. the tapes show 911 operators struggling to learn exactly where the crash happened because passengers didn't know where they were. some callers had to wait as they were transferred to emergency responders. the september 21st crash happened on the route 1 off ramp to u.s. 12 in bear, delaware. now to decision 2014. two candidates running for congress in bucks county squared off this afternoon in their final debate. congressman mike fitzpatrick and his democratic opponent kevin strauss differed most starkly on issues like marijuana decriminalization. fitzpatrick saying legalizing pot is a gateway to more dangerous drugs while strauss said the prison population is overloaded with nonviolent drug offenders. on the issue of health care, both men said they'd obtain portions of the obamacare law but fitzpatrick called to repeal and replace it.
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both men agreed washington and congress are dysfunctional and far too partisan. >> in addition to that, i think we not only need redistrict reform, we need term limits. >> we have far too many people in washington who go down there simply because they like being a politician and like getting themselves reelected. >> fitzpatrick has been representing bucks county for six years. his opponent is a former army ranger and cia analyst. jail inmates in san francisco have a new way to pass their time behind bars. tablet computers. 100 inmates have access to the devices which are part of a three-year pilot program. the inmates only have access to four secure websites including a law library. they can also follow the curriculum from a charter school run inside the jail. >> i got to look up my favorite authors and books. i downloaded a couple today. >> help me read, can help me, you know, my attention span which is good, you know? but, i mean, when i get out on the street i will know how to work one of these things. >> san francisco sheriff says
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the tablets could help make sure inmates don't return to jail. the devices are remotely monitored and can be easily disabled. earlier this year the pennsylvania department of corrections announced inmates would have access to computer tablets at two prisons in schuylkill county. at the time, officials said the program eventually could be expanded to include inmates around the state. new research suggests there could be a link between air pollution and autism. scientists surveyed more than 200 families in western pennsylvania whose children have autism. the children with autism were more likely to have been exposed to certain pollutants while in the womb and during their first two years of life. the researchers say other studies also show a link between dirty air and autism spectrum disorder. the american lung association gives philadelphia low marks when it comes to air quality. its state of the air report gave philly an f for its ozone and failing grave for annual particle pollution. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist
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glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> overall we had a pretty good summer pollution wise. we didn't have too many code reds around here. nice comfortable summer without those big, long heatwaves. the rain is ending and areas that have seen it for a couple of days now. windy and chilly everywhere across the area, and a nice weekend for all of us as well. if you like sunshine and relatively comfortable temperatures. sky is getting a little bit brighter out there. it's still pretty cloudy, but at least it's not really dark or raining. it's still windy. 20 mile an hour sustained wind. 57 degrees for the current temperature. philadelphia. 53 in allentown. 54 in pottstown and westchester. only 53 degrees in trenton. and in atlantic city international. and we don't have any places really that got up to 60 today. look at the wind gusts. 33 in allentown. 29 miles an hour in philadelphia. we're going to see gusts similar
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to that tomorrow. partly because this storm it's just spinning around out in the ocean, it isn't moving very much. now new england's been hit much, much harder than we have. they've had multiple inches of rain, and we're just getting some right around the back edge of it and even in the last couple of hours we've seen it pretty much fall apart. may have a couple of sprinkles here in berks and lancaster counties, but that's about all that's left of this, and it's going to start moving out. it's very large. about 1,000 miles across. and the wind around it, north to northwest, keeping the cool air in. but once the storm gets far enough away, the skies are going to clear, the temperatures are going to go up. the wind's still going to be there because that low is so intense. going to take a while. not until saturday for the wind to really die down. but we're also going to be seeing the temperature go up. mild air coming over us for saturday and sunday.
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and monday. and then look what happens. warm air coming in. really warm for this time of the year. in the 70s. but there's going to be some really cold air coming down from canada that is going to be with us as we start november. so that 70-degree stuff is not lasting very long, just like this 50-degree stuff is not lasting long. drying out tonight with breezy and chilly conditions. temperatures in the 40s during the day tomorrow, any early clouds giving way to sunshine. another windy day. 15 to 25 miles an hour, but the sun will help push the temperature up into the mid 60s. less wind on saturday. more wind on sunday. less wind on monday, again. and then the temperatures start to really go up. some storms in the middle of the week. that's a sign of that change to colder air by the end of the week. and one thing going on right now, we've got a lot of clouds, so we can't really see it ourselves, but this is a partial
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solar eclipse that's going on that a good bit of the country can see right now as part of the moon goes over, blocks out the sun. it's not total anywhere in the country, but those dark things you can see in the middle, those are gigantic sun spots, and that's something that we'll be hearing more about as well. breaking news now to tell you about. it's from overseas. a health minister reports the first case of ebola in that country, mali. the victim is a 2-year-old girl who had come from neighboring guinea. the girl was brought to a hospital in a mali town on wednesday and her blood sample tested positive for the virus. mali now becomes the sixth west african country to report a case. stay with nbc 10 and "nbc nightly news" for much more on this international health crisis. well, next week marks two years since much of the jersey shore was battered by hurricane san day.
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>> ever since that storm cleared, efforts have been under way to protect the coast, but that work is creating a beach battle in one ocean county town. why residents do not want a beach building project to happen. it's not about the cost or what it may do to their view. then coming up on "nbc 10 news at 6," a former judge arrested. how it all stems from an undercover sting that began four years ago.
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one small jersey shore town says it will fight governor christie and the feds to the bitter end over post-sandy plans to build a new beach to protect the coast. >> they say it's not about money or the view. reporters brian thompson explains the controversy in bay head, ocean county. >> they want easement which will take over the entire property, half of my front yard, yes. >> reporter: patrick brown's front yard is this, a dune built atop a rock wall with an ocean view that stretches for 3,000 miles. but these plans at borough hall show a state army corps of engineers plan to build on top of these dunes and widen this beach part of a miles. long project to protect this part of ocean county from point pleasant beach past the sea sides down to island beach state park. in bay head, the state says 1 homeowner out of 124 signed the required easement that will allow the army corps to start pumping sand. and the christie administration
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is angry. >> sad to say that we're finding a lot of very selfish homeowners. >> reporter: brown admits they don't want people coming up on what are now private decks but will be part of the easement and having a couple of beers overlooking their homes. in a town where the homeowners have built the rock wall and the dunes on top at their own expense of $2 million after sandy, lee says there's a bigger issue. >> we always pay to protect ourselves and don't need the government to waste the money on pumping in sand that is only going to wash away. >> reporter: would it be a waste? the ocean didn't flood bay head's back streets during sandy. that came from barnegat bay. >> they've withstood storms for over 100 years. we have more 100-year homes in bay head than anywhere else. >> reporter: if there's no compromise, homeowners doubt they can stop the state from taking the easements in the next few weeks but brown tells me they would then go to court to try to fight the state over how much it has to pay and if the homeowners win big sums, well
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that could conceivably stop this project. in bay head, brian thompson, nbc 10 news. coming up next on "nbc 10 news at 6," a father's concern. >> as a father, i'm worried. i'm hoping she's all right. >> an atlantic city woman goes missing and now investigators want to know if foul play is involved. tonight, the woman's father speaks with nbc 10 about his daughter's disappearance. well, the rain's faded but the wind and the cool temperatures are sticking around. find out if your weekend's going to be affected by that. coming up in your first alert forecast. and we're following the latest on breaking news in bucks county where the football season at central bucks west high school has now been canceled after hazing allegations. a live report coming up next on "nbc 10 news at 6." joined the . ryan costello went into politics. trivedi served as a battlefield surgeon in iraq. costello served himself by voting to raise his own pay. and while trivedi cared for patients in pennsylvania,
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season canceled. a local school's football program is suspended over hazing allegations. >> all varsity and junior varsity players as well as the coaching staff at central bucks west have been suspended. nbc 10 breaking news coverage continues now live tonight at 6:00 from the high school in doylestown bucks county. >> that's where nbc 10's nefertiti jaquez is getting reaction from the community. >> reporter: cb west canceled its football season with two games remaining after allegations of hazing. this happened just before 4:00 this afternoon. the school district released this statement saying, "based on
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all available verified information gathered from an ongoing internal investigation into allegations of improper conduct by numerous central bucks west football team member and failure of the coaching staff to properly supervise activities, swift and firm action is absolutely necessary." we just caught up with a mom whose son is actually on the team. she says that most of the parents are upset because they were not told specifically why the season was canceled. >> as far as parents know, nobody's contacted the parents privately to have a sit-down meeting and talk to us all as senior parents or varsity jv. you know, nobody's contacted us except for the letter that we got today as an e-mail. that was it. >> reporter: now, at this hour, the district is not granting interviews, but we have made several calls and the police chief here says that on wednesday, they were called to investigate allegations of hazing involving some sort of