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the high school cafeteria, woundingç oseveral students. the shooting happened around 1:30 eastern time in marysville high school, about 35 miles north of seattle. according to police, witnesses say the shooter without warning stood up and pulled out a small pistol. police describe the weapon as a .40 caliber beretta. the freshman stared at the victims as he shot them. he was calm during the whole thing. one parent talked to our sister station, king tv. >> everybody needs to love everybody a little bit more, make sure as a community we're taking care of everybody, not just one affected family but multiple affected families, talking and getting together and teaching our kids that violence isn't an option. >> other students tell police the shooter seemed perfectly fine the day before and everyone
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knew him. but that argument between the shooter and another student, we're being told, the other day, witnesses told police the other student made a racist remark and then they got into a fist fight. reporting live from the digital operation center, harry hairston, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, harry. this is the seattle area's second school shooting in just a matter of months. back in june, a gunman opened fire at seattle pacific university killing a student and wounding two others. you'll find more on nbc10.com and also, in-depth coverage after this news cast on "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. more breaking news on this busy afternoon. new jersey and new york issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers arriving at jfk and newark airports who had direct contact with ebola patients in west africa. >> this ban applies to people who have been in liberia, sierra leone or guinea and had contact
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with someone who had ebola or a health care worker. governor chris christie said this is absolutely necessary. >> these actions that we're taking today i believe are necessary to protect the public health and the people of new jersey and new york. it goes along with what we've been doing at the state level in both states. >> this mandatory quarantine was enacted after dr. craig spencer who had treated ebola patients was diagnosed with the virus in new york. nbc 10's ted greenberg is live outside bellevue hospital in manhattan this evening where that doctor is in isolation. we understand that new quarantine mandate already being enforced. >> jim and renee, within the past hour we learned a woman who landed today at newark airport after recently having contact with ebola patients in africa has already been quarantined although she has not been feeling sick.
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despite that new mandate, new york city leaders continued tonight to call for calm. >> i want to repeat what i said last night. there is no cause for alarm. >> reporter: new yorkers urged again today by the city's mayor not to panic about ebola but nearby bellevue hospital where 33-year-old doctor and ebola patient craig spencer is in an isolation ward in stable condition we found lingering fears. >> it's so close to home. i work next door to bellevue. it's a major concern. >> reporter: at spencer's apartment building today, crews took the front door off its hinges to allow easier access for health officials to confiscate anything from his unit that's potentially contaminated. >> the city has been training for this for months. >> i'm more concerned about him than i am for myself. i mean, he's the one with ebola. >> reporter: çspencer's fiance and two friends remain under gaurn teen although they haven't shown any symptoms of ebola. meantime, so-called disease
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detectives continue to retrace his steps before he felt sick, which included subway rides and a visit to a bowling alley. >> it was safe for him to travel around the city. >> i think it was safe. >> reporter: this doctor heads up the center for disaster preparedness at columbia university and was a special adviser to new york 'mayor. >> what we're afraid of, that would be an incredible discouragement to having people go there in the first place. >> reporter: and he believes we're not going to end the threat of ebola here in the u.s. until it is stopped in africa. live tonight in new york, i'm ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. >> we have good news to share about nurse nina pham today. she's ebola-free. she joined those who cared for
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her at the national institutes of health today. she was the first nurse to contract the ebola virus after caring for thomas eric duncan in dallas. >> i hope people understand that whole experience has been stressful and challenging for me and my family. although i no longer have ebola, i know that it will be a while before i have nigh strength back. >> pham and her family meet with president obama at the white house this afternoon before heading home. well, texas nurse amber vinson also infected with the virus is making progress in her treatment. tests no longer detect the virus in her blood. she will stay at emmy university hospital for a while longer. no word yet on when she'll be discharged. vinson also helped take care of duncan. u.s. representative patrick demand says the centers for disease control guidelines about caring for ebola patients are confusing.
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he wants the cdc to answer how ebola-stricken patients will be transported after their diagnosed. what are the protocols to follow if we have an outbreak in our area? >> concern to me was the sort of uncertainty, one of the directions was if we have an issue we'll call the cdc. well, no, we don't call the cdc. you call your county health department and they will call the cdc. >> on monday, the cdc is requiring state and local health departments to monitor those who come from the area from ebola-stricken regions. potential patients will have to stay in touch via phone, e-mail or escape and report health care issues they are experiencing. to learn more about ebola, go to nbc10.com. learn how you can and cannot contract this virus. on facebook and twitter, use #ebola.
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another big story for us, day 42 of the manhunt for suspected cop killer eric frein in the poconos. tonight we get word that police charged this man, michael obuiso. he said the suspect asked him for a fake i.d. to get into canada. searchers believe frein may have been spotted monday near pocono east high school. ba sending and receiving child pornography. he most recently served at saints simon and jude parishes. he also worked at other parishes and investigators are looking into other cases. >> i don't know. it's sick. >> reporter: parishioners were angry this afternoon upon learning that one of their
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priests had been jailed for child pornography. father mark haines has lenly been here just over a year. last month, tipsters came forward with images discovered on instagram. >> they found two pictures of a girl under the age of 14 that was child pornography. >> reporter: chester county d.a. tom hogan says the postings were traced back to the rectory. they claim haines admitted to possessing and disseminating child pornography, that he did so between 50 and 100 times. >> as soon as we had a crime we could charge, we took this defendant off the street right away. >> reporter: in part because next door to the parish is a school. parents were visibly upset this afternoon upon learning the allegations. >> the last thing we want to do is have that person near a child. >> reporter: the archdiocese of philadelphia tells nbc 10 there were no prior indications that father haines was involved in activity of this nature.
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additionally, no allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have ever been lodged against him. darryl kozell has been a parishioner for 49 years. >> they really need to check out priests psychologically a lot better than they do. >> reporter: father haines is also accused of posing as a 16-year-old girl on an internet dating site to exchange images with a 14-year-old girl. investigators are going through other devices as pastor haines sits in jail, unable to post bond. the clock is ticking for joey merlino to head back to prison. myrerlino was sentenced to four months on a parole violation. ross cuters say he violated his probation by meeting with mobster friends in south florida. merlino told us what he'll be doing in his next stint in jail.
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>> i could use a good four months to get back in shape, get my six pack back. >> he keeps a sense of humor. >> merlino has 30 days before he has to report to prison. local pennsylvania lawmakers agree to plead guilty to accusations she used her political office for financial gain. 69-year-old democratic state senator leanna washington facing felony charges for using her taxpayer paid staff to plan and perform political activities. washington lost her re-election bid in the may primary. vice president joe biden was campaigning for fellow democrats today in philadelphia. the vice president was attending an event this morning at the four seasons hotel. you just got a peek of him. this was in center city. we're taking a look as they get into the vice president's motorcade, leaving the four seasons hotel. the vice president returned to washington to attend president
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obama's meeting about isis at the state department. you're not going to be able to gamble on pro sports in the garden state this weekend. they had asked a judge to temporarily stop new jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. governor christie ci9 a law earlier this month that effectively repeals the state's ban on sports wagering. he's allentown's hometown hero. tonight nfl hall of famer andre reed is rubbing some people the wrong way. the facebook argument that has the school board rethinking it's plan to name a field after him. cydney long? >> reporter: casino workers take to the streets here in atlantic city, sounding off about a recent court ruling that takes dead aim at their health care and they're also not happy with the investor that wants to save the taj mahal. i'll explain, next.
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glenn? i'll tell you what to expect for the weekend. plus, i'll have your first look at the weather for halloween. don't miss my exclusive nbc 10 first alert forecast.
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casino workers are taking to the streets in atlantic city. they're upset about a plan to
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roll back their benefits. the wealthy investor that wants to rescue the failing business says these workers are angry at cydney long is live in atlantic city tonight. cydney, billionaire investor carl icahn says they should ask if their union bosses are really their allies, right? >> reporter: that's correct. icahn suggests that the union simplies wants to protect its own union health care plan. these workers who are out here and plan to picket until about 7:00 tonight, they tell me they simply aren't buying it. casino workers who have invested their lives here say they took low wages at the beginning, 35 years ago, in exchange for solid health care and retirement packages. that is why they're protesting here tonight. as the taj tries desperately to keep its doors open, the bankruptcy court has sided with investor carl icahn who demanded con sessions by the union, the city and the state in exchange
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for his $100 million investment to rescue the property from bankruptcy. now, icon credits himself as saving the tropicana with an $80 million investment. the union says he put other casinos under and he's managed to stipe eiphon money by raisin interest rates. >> we're already living week to week. biweekly. i work at bally's and borgata and taj mahal for a reason. we're already struggling. >> for 35 years we've had health benefits and a retirement and no one is going to strip that away from the workers, including a bankruptcy judge without us putting up a fight. >> reporter: now, the taj initially planned to close on november 13th but now has plans to stay open through the end of
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november, at least until the 28th. the union says it will continue to rally in spite an appeal. i'm cydney long, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, cydney. a facebook argument has allentown school board rethinking plans to rename a football field for nfl legend andre reed. he graduated from high school in 1981. the field was supposed to be renamed in his honor. the school board tabled the proposal because a member was concerned about strong language reed used in a facebook argument. no word on exactly what was said in that. next week, the board will call a special meeting to vote on the name change. we've been watching the beautiful sunset behind us out the window there. >> look at how pretty that is. >> nice night out there, glenn. >> that's a really good sign. we have a lot of sunshine expected for the weekend, returned today, that helped push
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the temperature up. the wind is still up there. the wind is diminishing tonight. a really nice weekend ahead across the entire area. we do have 70s in the seven-day but not for halloween. we have some of those high clouds around that of course make for some of the most beautiful sunset. like tonight. 67 degrees now, the wind down to 10 miles an hour. we haven't seen a wind that low in days. we were up to 70 on tuesday, two really chilly days in the 50s. and then 70 degrees, the official high today, 69 degrees tomorrow. it was right around the same temperature. a little bit less wind. 67 now in philadelphia. 64 in allentown. we were in the 50s, even low 50s at this time yesterday in some places.ç 10 to 15 degrees warmer tonight than what we saw last night. and the other thing is, there's less wind. it's down to 3 miles an hour in
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pottstown, 5 in northeast philly, mt. holly, some places could get down close to being calm later tonight. that will allow the temperature to drop. there's the big nor'easter. it continues to move away. we're away from it now. the clouds we're seeing are from a weak disturbance coming in from the west. high clouds, nothing on the radar. nothing will be on the radar. so we have mild air around us for the weekend. in the 60s, fairly close to average. but by next tuesday, it's not going to be close to average. it's going to be well up into the 70s, not just 70, 71. we could see some places getting close to 80 at least one of those days, perhaps on wednesday. it's not going to last. there's plenty of cold air up in canada and the weather pattern keeps changing that will allow this cold air to come in right as we go into next weekend. just time for halloween, as
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you'll see in the seven-day forecast. for tonight, mostly clear and scho cooler. 40 north and west as the wind diminishes. tomorrow, beautiful, sunny day. the only issue, still a little bit on the breezy side. not quite as windy as today. certainly won't be as windy as sunday. could see gusts over 40 miles an hour. plus a few degrees lower in the temperature. less wind on monday, lots of sunshine, then the 70s dmom there. a couple days of it. 77 on webs, then thunderstorms lead to much colder weather. a chilly trick or treat night on friday. they worked to improve the lives of victims of child abuse and neglect and today, several community leaders were recognized for their service at the annual field of dreams luncheon in center city. this year's honorees seth williams and police chief charles ramsey helping to reform the system that investigates child abuse cases. they partner with children's
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hospital to help improve the lives of the community's most vulnerable. i was happy to emcee that event and nbc 10 happy to be a sponsor of danny pommel, what's up in sports. >> looking good over there, jim. the flyers get bit by the injury bug yet again. the eagles get set for the cardinals on sunday. that's all coming up, next in sports.
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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. at the bottom in job creation.
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massive cuts to education. and higher property taxes. under governor corbett, pennsylvania's been heading in the wrong direction. there's been no leadership and no vision. that's gotta change. as your governor, i will lead. and we'll move pennsylvania forward. we'll restore manufacturing jobs. close corporate tax loopholes. and make the gas companies pay up to fund our schools. after all, it's time to get pennsylvania moving again.
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this is the xfinity sportsdesk, brought to you by xfini xfinity, your home for the most live sports. >> good evening, live and in your living room, i'm danny pommel from comcast sports net. the flyers received news today that did not help.
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defenseman coburn and andrew mcdonald are out for four weeks with lower body injuries. mcdonald played in all seven games, including over 20 minutes of ice time wednesday in pittsburgh. the flyers called up a defen defenseman. today's trackty not open to the media but the team released their injury report listing sproles as questionable, linebacker mychal kendricks questionable as well. he missed four straight with a calf injury. for foles, it will be about finishing. >> they're in their home environment. when we're in the red zone we need to be smart but aggressive. we need to get touchdowns, run the ball well.
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three-yard completion. you're moving, opening up the playbook. that's what it comes down to. >> afternoon charter celebrating its 325th birthday. melbourne prep says so what. he takes the screen pass to the house.ç malvern prep wins. more football at 11:00. the sixer traded casper ware to brooklyn for a player and a future second round pick. danny pommel, that's sports. we'll be right back.
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before we leave you tonight, we want to apologize for inappropriate language heard on the air during ted greenberg's report in new york. >> we had no control over that swaying as someone walked up unannounced during the live shot. we certainly regret it happened. for all of us here at nbc 10, thank you for watching. i'm renee chenault-fattah. theç "nbc nightly news"
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continues with the latest on a deadly school shooting. on our broadcast tonight, school attack. it has happened again, a student pulls a gun in the cafeteria and opens fire. tonight, the very lartest including the toll of dead and wounded. containing the virus. with the first confirmed ebola case in new york, the race is onto get a lid on it. and now there are new rules about who should be quarantined. police now say it was an act of terrorism when a man armed with a hatchet attacked uniformed police officers in a new york city street. and your stories, tonight the nominations are in from our viewers and we'll meet some extraordinary people who are making a difference. "nightly news" begins now. from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this