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she's not going to be getting on that bus at 6:30 in the morning anymore. >> as we mentioned, the bensalem school district says they're going to look at the location and the timing of that bus stop prior to sunrise, if the location should perhaps be changed. bensalem township police say they are in the process of trying to determine, along with the district attorney, whether charges are warranted againstç the 18-year-old driver. live in bensalem, doug shimell, nbc 10 news. >> you can watch the full news conference by heading to there's also more information about the victim as well as the deadly accident. new information on the story we first brought you as breaking news at 11:00 a.m. today. a gun is found in a philadelphia school. the reason it was found, a friend went to a principal there with a warning.
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nbc 10's lu ann cahn live at m samu samuelfeld high school. >> reporter: one student has been arrested, a number of others are being question. the school has been on lockdown for hours. the 18-year-old says an 18-year-old says his friend was waving a gun around in class. it made him nervous. he took a picture, he told the school. >> he wanted to scare people. >> reporter: that's why he brought it, wanted to scare people. >> had a beef with people. >> reporter: are you the one that took a picture of it. >> yes. >> reporter: he was released by police this afternoon, one of several feld's high school students taken into custody. >> we recovered a gun in a trash can inside the school. we have one 18-year-old male in custody who possessed the gun. >> the school was put on
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lockdown this morning. a s.w.a.t. team searched lockers and classrooms looking for the students and the gun. >> she called me from somebody's phone. she sounded nervous and scared. she said, mom, there's a gunman in the child. >> my child is afraid and everybody else's kids are afraid, too. >> reporter: after a lockdown on monday, and a fight at the school yesterday, children are scared. >> people want to fight in school, beef with people. that's the reason they want to bring the guns to school. >> reporter: torres says his friend didn't want anyone messing with him. the revolver was not loaded. there are no metal detectors on the exit doors. >> it's not safe anymore anywhere. >> reporter: we know northeast detectives have beenç interviewing at least five of the high school students and they're trying to get to the bottom of what's been going on the last few days with the phis and the lockdowns, live in the
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summerdale section of philadelphia, lu ann cahn, nbc 10 news. >> we first told you about this story this morning through the new nbc 10 app for iphone. get instant news alerts, plus watch video and read articles at the same time. if you already have our app update it by going to the app store or download it now for free. 20 minutes of nonstop news continues. >> ten penndot workers, including two former managers are facing charges in an alleged scheme to rip off pennsylvania taxpayers. nine suspects face a judge this morning in montgomery county. pennsylvania's attorney general says the two former penndot managers took kick backs from highway inspectors in exchange for turning a blind eye to fraudulent time sheets and mileage reports. nbc 10's denise nakano is here with the case. >> the attorney general says this is just the start of an ongoing investigation involving fraud, overbilling and
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corruption. ten people face criminal charges in connection to an alleged scheme, that cost taxpayers $1.2 million. the district courthouse in bridgeport, montgomery county, served as a revolving door of defendants in a widespread corruption investigation. >> in this case, every door we've opened has led to at least two other -- two or three other doors. we are nowhere close to being done. >> reporter: the investigation dating back to march 2013 focused on penndot's sixth district which encompasses philadelphia, bucks, chester, delaware and montgomery county. >> they massively overbilled. the inspectors themselves raked in approximately $500,000 in overtime. there are two consulting inspecting firms that were able to put their profit marging on this. all totaled, penndot is out over a million dollars in overtime. >> reporter: each face up to 20 years in prison. the attorney general says that
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includes two former penndot managers, the ag says took kickbacks forç ignoring fraudulent time sheets and mileage reports. the a.g. also alleges nepotism and cronyism say something of the workers were unqualified for the job but hired anyway. brian collins spoke in defense of his klein the and says he will be exonerated. >> i'm saying nothing specific to you other than he's an honorable man and he will have a good result in this case. >> reporter: a tenth suspect who lives in florida is due in court friday. all will be back in court december 29th. denise nakano, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, denise. 50 years of isolation from cuba now coming to an end. today, president obama announced the u.s. is re-establishing diplomatic relations. nbc 10's jacqueline london is live in the digital operations center to explain what this means. this is huge. >> it really is, renee. the president called the united states policy outdated and said
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it is time for a new approach. this announcement comes after more than a year of secret talks between the u.s. and cuba. president obama now plans to expand economic ties with cuba, open an embassy and send high-ranking officials to visit the country. but he acknowledges our differences with cuba will not change overnight. >> i do not expect the changes i'm announcing today to bring about a transformation of cuban society overnight. but i am convinced that through a policy of engagement, we can more effectively stand up for our values and help the cuban people help themselves as they move into the 21st century. >> now, restrictions will be eased on travel for family and government business but tourist travel will still be banned. today's announcement was accompanied by cuba's release of american alan gross. he been imprisoned in cuba for five years. was arrested trying to set up internet access for an agency trying to promote democracy in
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the communist country. >> to me, cubanos or at least most of them, are incredibly kind, generous and talented. it pains me to see them treated so unjustly as a consequence of two governments mutually belligerent policies.ç >> reporter: in addition to gross, the united states and cuba also released people accused of spying in both countries. and while there is support for this change, several lawmakers are against it. new jersey senator robert menendez whose parents are from cuba said president obama's actions have vindicated the brutal behavior of the cuban government. while president obama can make many changes on his own, congress would still need to approve ending the economic embargo on cuba, however, licensed american travelers will be able to return with cuban goods, including those famous cuban cigars. live in the digital operations
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center, jacqueline london, nbc 10 news. happening now, delaware county district attorney jack whalen is announcing the arrest of a doctor accused of running a pill mill. the doctor allegedly ran the operation out of his home. we're at that news conference right now to find out more about the arrest. count on updates on nbc 10 news coming up at 5:00. 20 minutes of nonstop news continues with new information on the man who went on a killing spree, killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives before taking his own life. tonight we're learning more about how he died. deanna durante has been in pennsburg and other communities hit by this tragedy. she's live in norristown. what have you learned? >> reporter: we just spoke with the coroner here in montgomery county, dr. hoffman tells us the autopsy results of brad stone at this point are pending, that there was only one wound to his body, to his leg, but that did not cause his death. the toxicology results are going to be needed to figure out how he took his own life.
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on the quiet street where brad stone and his wife and infant child lived, not much to see. they say bradley stone went on a killing rampage early monday morning. nicole stone, his ex-wife, the last of his victims was shot twice and her mother and grandmother were slashed and shot. autopsies have been perform on the victims that include hills' sister, husband and 14-year-old daughter. it's been difficult figuring out the legal next of kin so funerals can be planned. as for nicole and brad çstone' relationship, we know from court records the two had a bitter custody and divorce battle. nicole applied for a protection from abuse order in 2010. >> reporter: now, i did just access the public records terminal in the prothonotary's office here in montgomery county to try and find out more about that protection from abuse order, if it was ever approved by a judge. unfortunately we are told that information is not public
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record. not much is known about that order. reporting live in norristown, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, deanna. a judge ruled today this tractor-trailer driver will stand trial for a deadly crash in berks county. stev steven burnier is being charged. investigators say he crashed into several cars on allentown pike in maidencreek township last month. two people were killed, a young veteran and a nurse. burnier fell asleep at the wheel and was speeding at the time, says police. the latest fallout from the sony studios hacking incident. about an hour ago, the three largest movie theaters in this country decided to pull the plug on an upcoming movie made by the studios. this after hackers got into the computers. carmike made the decision to pull the film earlier in the
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day. it's about a fictional plot to anas nature the leader of north korea. >> i believe others will follow and by the time this film is supposed to come out, most of the theater chains in america will have said they won't carry the film. >> the sony hackers issued an ominous threat which mentioned 9/11. the department of homeland security says there's no credible threat right now against theaters. for decades, the mummers have welcomed the new year with a strut on broad street. this year they're planning a second parade. ♪ some good old-fashioned strutting music as the mummers announced they will march down main street in manayunk in february. the parade is set for sunday, february 22nd. we first broke this story last night at 11:00. string bands will play the whole length of main street as they march. it's planned asç a family friendly event with a mardi gras theme. >> this is our tradition.
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we were having problem with our parade. i said to anybody who would listen, when you lose your tradition, you lose your identity. this is our identity. ♪ >> police will enforce a strict no alcohol policy on the streets during the february manayunk parade. here's a look at the two routes the mummers will take. on new years day, the traditional parade will start at 15th and market and go south on broad to washington. then in february in manayunk, the new parade will run on main street from greens lane to lock street. the new parade is designed to help preserve the mummers tradition and also to raise some money. new video to show you right now from inside the pakistani school where taliban gunmen killed more than 140 people. most of them children. bullet casings and shoes still litter the floor there. all seven taliban gunmen were wearing suicide vests, all of them were killed as well. a man in western pennsylvania is being questioned
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after police found his parents' bodies. police are questioning the son. he's not been charged right now. early report indicate that the pen hills couple may have been dismembered. nascar driver kurt busch took the stand today to answer to assault accusations against him. busch's exgirlfriend wants a court order keeping him away from her. patricia driscoll testified yesterday that busch choked her and smash her head into a wall in september. busch's attorneys deny the allegations. actor stephen collins has confessed to molesting three underage girls. he made the admission in a statement to "people" magazine. collins says the incident happened between 1973 and 1994. he says he hasn't had a similar impulse in the last 20 years. the allegations first surfaced in an audio recording released to tmz.
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skyforce 10 over the scene of a deadly accident on the tracks here in delaware county today, a person was hit and killed by a train nearç main street and sixth. it happened along a csx line. no word on the person's identity right now. >> now to the casino crisis in atlantic city. a new jersey is sellablyman unveiled a new plan to keep the city and its casinos alive. chris brown wants to freeze the city's taxes for five years and ease county taxes. the plan would increase county taxes on property owners by $9 million a year. one local university is getting a major gift from the person for whom the school is named. the henry m. rowan family foundation has committed $15 million to rowan university. the gift will establish a permanent endowment exclusively for the college of engineering. this is the second largest donation in the university's history. now your nbc 10 first alert
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weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good evening, we saw a nice warmup, temperatures pushing into the 50s. colder temperatures settling in tonight. temperatures drop back down to the 40s. dry conditions into saturday. saturday evening into sunday, that's when we're watching for a possible storm that could bring us snow showers, possibly rain showers. we're keeping a close eye on that. the flags atop the aramark building, you can see the flags are moving, breezy conditions. a closer look at philadelphia right now, 50 degrees, a mix of sun and clouds. humidity at 48%. wind speeds out of the west at 17 miles an hour. wind speeds up to 26 miles an hour. it's a windy evening ahead. definitely comfortable and nice with the warmer air. 37 degrees in mt. pocono, 46 currently in allentown. mid-40s in reading, 45 in pottstown, 49 in swedesboro, 48 in washington township.
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temperatures at 49 in northeast philly, 49 in trenton along the shore here. 51 degrees in woodbine and warmer in prik hook at 53. here are wind speeds for tonight and heading into tomorrow. we'll continue to see the wind speeds gusting close to the 30 miles an hour as we push into tomorrow, right around 4:00 p.m., wind speeds gust up to 22 for philadelphia, 29 in mt. ujtjjy coupled with the d colder air, it will feel warmer than it did today. the main weather disturbance is to the north of us. everywhere else is quiet as we head into the end of the workweek. things get interesting as we head into the weekend and if we take a closer look at saturday night into sunday, we are looking at this coastal system but it looks like it stalls right off the coast of the carolinas and we have an area of high pressure that's going to help block that storm and so right now we're watching for
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possible showers. but mainly the latest models suggest that the storm will take to the south of us. with moisture and cold air coming in, it's not out of the question we could see a few snow showers and rain showers. as we head into the rest of tonight, temperatures drop down into the high 30s by 11:00 p.m., 36 in millville by 11:00. by tomorrow morning, it will be a cold start to the morning. temperatures close to freezing at 7:00 a.m. 32 degrees in millville at 7:00 a.m., 32 in philadelphia and temperatures tomorrow will stay in the 40s as we head into your thursday. a big difference for us. for tonight we will see temperatures dropping down around freezing for philadelphia, 27 degrees for the suburbs to the north and west. partly cloudy and colder tomorrow. colder and breezy, temperatures range between 42 and 45 degrees. the seven-day forecast shows we stay nice and dry for the end of your workweek. by saturday, the chance of showers is there to the south mainly and then christmas eve, rainy, 53 degrees. >> all right.
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thank you, britteny. get the weather app, it's a free down load at today it's the sounds of the season. >> nbc 10 and moore f.m. teaming up to share the winners. >> this is the solduderton area high school choir. ♪ç ♪ do you see what i see ♪ do you see what i see ♪ way up in the sky little lamb ♪ ♪ do you see what i see do you see what i see ♪
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♪ a star a star in the night with a tail as big as a kite ♪ ♪ with a tail as big as a kite ♪ said the little lamb to the shepherd boy ♪ ♪ do you hear what i hear ♪ do you hear what i hear ♪ singing through the sky shepherd boy ♪ ♪ do you hear what i hear do you hear what i hear ♪ ♪ a star a star with a voice as big as the sea ♪ ♪ with a voice as big as the
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♪ ♪ let us bring him silver and gold ♪ ♪ let us bring him silver and gold ♪ ♪ said the king to the people everywhere listen to what i say! ♪ ♪ pray for peace people everywhere listen to what i say! ♪ç ♪ the child, the child
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sleeping in the night ♪ ♪ he will bring us goodness and light ♪ ♪ he will bring us goodness and light ♪ ♪ bring us light >> wow. congratulations to them. new at 5:00 today, nbc 10 takes you behind the scenes of the souderton area high school choir and what it takes to create that winning sound. take a look at this. police say two men cut through this door to rob a philadelphia target. coming up, what the officials found on the scene that has them thinking the suspects had more help standing by. then, wilmington police changing the way they fight crime. a look at the new drones they're adding to the force and how it
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will help them in future investigations. coming up on nbc 10 news at 4:00.
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business as usual at a target after a pre-christmas burglary. >> burglars cut a hole in a door to get inside. check out this video. that hole, the suspects cut the hole in the door to getç in th target around 1:00 in the morning. they tripped a sideline the alarm and the security company alerted police. officers surrounded the building. they were able to arrest the suspects about some three hours later. well, police are hoping surveillance video can help them catch another robbery suspect. he was captured on camera riding a bike along katherine street in queen village. if you look closely, you con see him removing a window screen. doing this there. then that home was broken into.
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we're gathering more information on our top story. >> a teenage girl killed getting on a school bus. 16-year-old minete zeka was getting ready to board her school bus before sunrise. police say an suv driven been an 18-year-old man never stopped as minete crossed the road. the bus had its flashers and stop arm out. there are no charges while the investigation continues. and this, he's accused of killing his exgirlfriend, the former police officer now facing charges. we're looking into the couple's history, next. a chance of showers as we gear up for the holidays, i'll let you know what to expect in my first alert seven-day forecast. then coming up tonight on nbc 10 news at 5:00, less is more. how rutgers university saved hundreds of thousands of dollars simply by doing away with trays in their cafeterias.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> right now at 4:30, we're learning more about a former colwyn cop accused of murder this afternoon. just hours after telling the nbc 10 investigators she was afraid her exboyfriend might kill her, she was dead. >> valerie morrow's teenage daughter was shot and wounded. investigators say stephen rozniakowski skikilled her mond night and then the woman's husband shot him. harry hairston has talked to a city leader about police response in her city. >> live right now in colwyn. harry? >> reporter: as we reported earlier this year, rozniakowski, stephen rozniakowski was arrested and charged with 75
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counts of stalking a woman over in plymouth township but still remained on the force right here at the colwyn police department packing his gun. this council member says that should not be happening. >> for the last few years our number one crime has been domestic violence. >> reporter: council member tells me the colwyn mayor and the police chief showed little concern for women by keeping stephen rozniakowski on the police force. >> you have to understand that the police chief nor any other men on council have respect for women anyway. >> reporter: as we reported, they arrested and charged rozniakowski for staublging his former fiance. despite complaints from council member, council and the chief kept rozniakowski on the job carrying his department weapon. chief brian hill refused to get out of his car and drove away when i tried to interview him yesterday. over the phone earlier this year, the chief told me despite the dozens of stalking charges
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against rozniakowski, quote, i'm not going to ruin his career over something like this. the chief also added, rozniakowski was only trying to help his former fiance when he made dozens of unwanted calls. and despite our efforts to try to get ahold of the mayor and the chief again today, we got no return phoneç calls whatsoever. reporting live here in colwyn, harry hairston, nbc 10 news. here are some of the other stories making headlines on nbc 10 news at 4:30 this afternoon. a teenage girl was struck and killed as she walked to catch the school bus in bucks county. 16-year-old minete zeka was getting ready to get on her school bus just before sunrise. bensalem police say an suv driven by an 18-year-old student never stopped as minete crossed bensalem boulevard. an 18-year-old student in philadelphia is in custody after police say he brought a gun to school. the samuel fels high school in summerdale went on lockdown after a student reported the gun
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to administrators. no one was hurt. police are trying to figure out how the student got the weapon past the school's metal detectors. the coroner says bradley stone did not stab himself to death as reported by the district attorney yesterday. we're await toxicology reports to determine how he died, the coroner is at this point. one of the suspects in a bucks county coin shop robbery went before a judge. he and another suspect, daniel leffler are the two men seen in this surveillance video at coin and collectibles in bensalem last week. they tied up people, smashed cases and stole more than $5,000 in coins. leffler is already in custody waiting for a preliminary hearing. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> cold night on the mountain. a live look at the camelback ski
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resort. the temperatures will be frosty tonight. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist brittney shipp joins us now. >> how cold will it feel tonight? >> temperatures will drop below freezing. just at freezing if you're closer to philadelphia, colder conditions settling in for us. that's going to last throughout the rest of our workweek. temperatures push into the 50s today. by tomorrow we're back in the 40s and we stay that way. we also stay dry until saturday. then i'm tracking a weekend storm which could potentially stay to the south of us. our current temperatures right now, 37 in mt. pocono, 46 in allentown, 45 in çallentown, 5 degrees still in philadelphia, 50 in atlantic city. and a closer look at our wind speeds. they've picked up. we're up to 29 miles per hour wind gusts in wilmington. 26 in philadelphia, 23 in allentown. our wind speeds will stick with us not only tonight but as we head into tomorrow and we'll see colder temperatures tomorrow. it will feel more uncomfortable on your thursday. as far as tonight goes, by 6:00
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p.m., 47 degrees and windy. 41 by 10:00 p.m. and colder. i'll let you know the latest on the weekend storm coming up in my first alert seven-day forecast. important weather information, get it delivered to your smartphone or tablet. with the nbc 10 weather app, it's a free download. get it right now on our website, a first step taken toward creating new how'sing in one philadelphia neighborhood. the philadelphia housing authority broke ground on the queen lane apartments in germantown. they'll replace an old high-rise that was demolished. there will be a mix of two-story flats, walkup apartments and three-story townhouses. the old queen lane high-rise, there it goes. it was determined the aging building had become obsolete. the 16-story tower was built in 1955. a riot over shoes. how some sneakers are cause something people to run wild. >> but first here's what we're working on for you right now for
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nbc 10 news at 5:00. >> a teenage girl dead, struck by an suv that drove through a school bus sign. how often drivers ignore school bus stop signs, putting kids in danger. count on nbc 10 news at 5:00.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> a $200 pair of shoes nearly led to a riot in toledo, ohio. a crowd of people lined up for tickets to buy the new air jordan. when things got out of control, police had to use pepper spray to get the situation in hand. here's a look at the shoes in question. they're called legend blue retro 11s. they officially go on sale saturday. >> powdered alcohol, an ounce of rum or vodka in powdered form. it's not expected in stores until spring of next year but there are plenty of concerns. >> it's a delivery system we don't know anything about and we fear that it will be made
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available to people who should not be consuming alcohol. >> the fda says it does not have the legal base tois block the product but eight states have banned it. new jersey and delaware are among them. attention shoppers, time's running out to place your online orders for guaranteed delivery by christmas. friday is the day most shoppers can choose standard delivery and receive their online packages on time. but you'll have to act even faster if you want to order from retailers like toys "r" us and costco. their standard cutoff date is midnight tonight. a puppy mill shut down in p.a. dramatic new video the moment police stormed a cafe in sydney where a gunman was holding hostages. i'm tracking a storm. will it affect your weekend plans? that's next if my first alert seven-day forecast. all new tonight on nbc 10 news at 5:00, coming soon it a
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restaurant near you, just how many calories are in your favorite alcoholic drinks? /you'd rather not know there is a menu loophole.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> this dramatic new video that shows the moment australian police raided a cafe ending a 16-hour hostage siege. the footage shows commandos going inside the lindt chocolate store. two hostages and the gunman were killed by gunfire. police arrested suspect in meningitis outbreak. >> that outbreak resulted in dozens of deaths in 2012.
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14 were arrested this morning. tainted steroids manufactured by that company, necc, were blamed for 64 deaths and the infections of more than 650 others. 62 small dogs and puppies are in a shelter tonight after being rescued from a home in lancaster county. these are just a few of the dogs found scattered in a house in lititz. animal cruelty charges are expected. the spca spends more than $4 million a year to rescue and treat neglected and abused animals in the state of pennsylvania. southwest airline workers hitting the picket lines. the airline is neglecting employees and customers they say. they handed out leaflets to passengers. this was at 16 airports across the country. the bad workers are seekinoç a new contract. passengers arrived in the u.s. this morning after their
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flight was diverted due to severe turbulence. the american airlines plane was heading from seoul, south korea, to dallas when it made an emergency landing in tokyo. four passengers and an attendant were hurt. meals had just been served and a lot of passengers were struck by flying glasses and plates. they say it all happened very suddenly. >> we had maybe less than 30 seconds warning. the captain gave a warning to the flight crew to sit immediately and they literally ran to sit down. >> many on board praised the flight crew for their professionalism during the emergency. a huge boulder rolls on to a highway and injures two people. it happened on the 101 freeway midwaytown l.a. and san francisco. the 8 ton rock crashed into a truck and a car. a section of highway was closed for five hours. the two injured people remain in the hospital. a combination of recent drought and rain may have caused that boulder to break loose. now your nbc 10 first alert
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weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good evening, cooler temperatures on the way for us. it will be a cold night ahead. we'll drop back down into the 40s for tomorrow and friday. we'll stay dry into the beginning of the weekend. we have the possibility of a few rain and even snow showers saturday night, lingering into sunday. a live look outside right now. we are going to see windy conditions for the rest of this evening. we'll see breezy conditions continuing, heading into tomorrow. mostly cloudy skies for us over philadelphia. 50 degrees, humidity is at 48% wind speeds out of the west sustained at 17 mirms. it is going to be a windy night ahead for you. a closer look at our currents through the rest of the region, temperatures in wildwood at 49, 43 in coatesville. mid-30s in mt. pocono and 43 degrees in quakertown. our wind speeds are going to continue gusting as we head into the rest of tonight up to 29
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miles per hour in philadelphia, sam thing in the poconos. over 30 miles per hour in trenton, again overnight and throughout most of the day tomorrow. couple that with temperatures dropping down into the 40s, it's going to feel cooler onç your thursday. the satellite radar shot shows a mix of sun and clouds. the sun is going down. partly conditions for the rest of tonight. we dealing with a little weather disturbance to the north of us. quiet conditions for the eastern half of the country. that will change as we head into saturday night, into sunday. we have a coastal system that right now looks like it's going to stay to the south. we have an area of high pressure that will help and stay to the south of us off the carolina coast. we're still going to watch for the possibility of showers. we are expecting a lot of moisture to be in our region, plus colder temperatures could trigger a few snow showers saturday night lingering into sunday. our future temperatures show by 6:00 p.m. we'll start to drop down into the 40s for parts of philadelphia. as you wake up tomorrow morning, it will be a cold start. temperatures for philadelphia at
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32 degrees by 6:00 a.m., 31 in allentown and the 20s for the poconos. and then again our temperatures will stay colder than what we saw today, dropping down into the 40s for your daytime highs. tonight, temperatures at 32 degrees for philadelphia, 27 for suburbs to the north and west of the city, partly cloudy and colder heading into your thursday, 42 to 45. that's our temperature range. don't forget breezy conditions, we're talking about wind speeds, sustained between 15 and 25 miles per hour throughout the day. seven-day forecast shows we stay in the low 40s on your friday. 40 degrees on saturday as we head into saturday night and sunday. we're going to watch to the south, see if that storm makes its way to the north giving us snow showers and rain showers and then by christmas eve, we are also going to track another round of rainfall, 53 degrees. could get messy as everyone tries to make it to their loved ones this week. hi, denise.
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>> we'll all one big happy family. >> can't believe we're looking at the christmas forecast. she was wearing red. >> it was perfect. >> she completed the forecast. we appreciate that. >> thanks, brittney. a new big brother could be watching you. >> that's right. the eye in the sky in delaware. >> if you're in wilmington and you find yourself at a crime scene or large gathering look up in the sky. you might be on camera. they have a new drone in wilmington. i'm asking police how they're using it and asking questions that's coming up. all new tonight on nbc 10 news at 5:00, school savings. how rutgers university saved more than $250,000 by doing away with the trays in the school cafeteria.
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this is nbc 10 news. an eye in the sky in delaware. >> police are kusing a new tool to solve crimes but as tim furlong reports, there are questions about privacy. >> hands up. >> don't shoot. >> reporter: above the protesters heads city police were using a new tool to make sure they and officers were safe and area drivers didn't come too close to their path. that new tool, a small drone. wilmington, the first police department in delaware to use one, they are beginning to send it over a crime scene. >> we can look for guns, weapons,band that may have been discarded. >> reporter: video from this $1,600 drone already helpedç
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prosecutors convict one man on murder charges. >> they can't ply it high where it can affect planes or helicopters they are going to treat every ounce of video as potential evidence in a court case. >> reporter: but what about privacy, police say they don't plan to fly it too close to people and don't intend to look into people's homes with it. >> are you concerned about privacy. >> no. >> reporter: not one person told me they were concerned about privacy. the eye in the sky can make sure officers are acting responsibly. in a city with so much violence, it's time to take chances on outside the box ideas or in this case, above the box ideas. >> it's worth it. we're in serious trouble here in wilmington, very serious trouble. >> reporter: tim furlong, nbc 10 news. time to turn our cameras to the team at 5:00. >> here are jacqueline london
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and keith jones. i'm sorry, denise knack coe in tonight for keith jones. next all new tonight on nbc 10 news at 5:00, killed on her way to school. >> a student was hit by a car as she was about to board the school bus and the bus was stopped with its lights on and stop arm out. nbc 10 looks into just how often drivers are putting young lives in danger despite the safety precautions already in place. and a dry day across the area. a milder day. but tonight temperatures will be dropping, coming up, i'll show you how cold it will get, that's all ahead in my first alert forecast.
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nbc 10 news starts now. right now at 5:00, student killed, a bucks county teen was struck by a car as she was about to board the bus to school. >> it happened in bensalem this morning. the bus was stopped with its warning lightsç on and stop ar out. >> doug shimell has been on the story since it happened. has anyone been charged in the case? >> reporter: the question for bensalem township police and the bucks county district attorney's office is, was this morning's tragedy an innocent accident or does it cross over into the realm of gross negligence? police say the suv driven by an 18-year-old man didn't stop for the flashing lights and stop sign that swung out from the
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school bus. as 16-year-old minete zeka crossed bensalem boulevard just before dawn. >> disregarding a school bus, there's no explanation for that. there's no excuse for that. if charges are warranted, that person will pay the price. >> reporter: minete's friends could not believe they were having to create a memorial for her. >> she was very confident of herself. that's what i love about her. she always stood up for herself. there's a lot of mean people who bully her and -- >> reporter: students and parents say there have been close calls at that bus stop in the past because of poor visibility just before sunrise. >> the crossing guards come in at 7:00 a.m. for the middle school and the elementary school children but the high school children who are out here at 6:30 when it is dark have no protection. >> reporter: the bensalem school district says this is not a matter of crossing guard but of bus stop locations. >> some of the things we are looking at is increasing bus routes, changing b


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