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who killed regina brunner? tonight a murderer is on the loose after slashing an 85-year-old woman's throat. >> philadelphia police have no suspects, but they do have a clue. >> it's the victim's car which disappeared from her home. it's a toyota corolla similar to this one. >> our reporter live at police headquarters. you're getting word on a possible motive? >> reporter: i just spoke to investigators minutes ago. they're still looking for her car tonight, and they believe that robbery was the motive for her murder. regina brunner lived at her home in east mount ayry for as long
as neighbors can remember. investigators say her killer bludgeoned her in her bed, catching her off guard and slashed her throat. >> there's no reason and it's just terrible. a defenseless 85-year-old woman. >> reporter: brunner's family grew suspicious when she didn't show up to work monday at the local newspaper where neighbors say they proofread obituaries a couple times a week. her 84-year-old roommate who was in the hospital received a visit from her saturday. neighbors became concerned when she noticed the newspapers piling up which was unlike her. >> regina's habit was 5:00 5:30 in the morning, the curtain would open in the front, and the next thing she would do is go out and get the neighbor. >> reporter: investigators say there were no signs of a break-in, no doors or windows forced open, and the home was not ransacked. detectives are looking into what items may have been taken from the home along with her missing 2007 silver toyota corolla with disabled pennsylvania tag
pd-1402x. >> very upsetting to see in the safest neighborhoods that something like this can happen. >> reporter: king a former philadelphia prison commissioner, says he last saw regina friday. he showed me a piece brunner painted and gave to him two weeks ago. and now he looks at that artwork wondering who would hurt her. detectives tell me tonight that brunner's son discovered her body and now is doing what he can to help police with the investigation. reporting live from police headquarters denise nakano, nbc 10 news. sexually assaulted in an alley. that's what police say happened to a woman today in philadelphia's juniata park neighborhood. investigators say a man in his 30s attacked the woman in an alley, then ran away. she was taken to temple hospital to be checked out. the attacker is still on the loose. tonight police are trying to figure out if there's a link between a rash of sex assaults reported in camden. take a look at this sketch of the suspect in the latest case. police say he attacked a woman
behind the off broadway lounge around 6:30 thursday morning. officers say several other assaults have been reported in the area but it's not clear if the attacks are connected. several thousand people remain in the dark tonight almost a week after severe storms tore through our area. tonight more than 1500 peco customers are without power. atlantic city has more than 600 outages. pse&g and delmarva have less than 100 outages combined. we spoke to the mcnallys who live in winona. they finally got their power back this afternoon. >> we've lost between 500 to $800 worth of groceries. i haven't sat down to tabulate that yet because i've been more concerned, like we have cracked rafters, damage to the house. >> utility officials in south jersey say power outages from last week's storm have actually exceeded totals from hurricane sandy.
taking a live look at nbc 10 first alert radar, you can see more rain and thunderstorms coming our way. let's go to our meteorologist with a closer look at when they'll arrive. sheena. >> yeah, so tomorrow we expect the chance for thunderstorms to be increasing after a nice dry day today. they're not too far off to our west in parts of western and central pennsylvania. and all this moisture is heading this way for tomorrow and our wind direction will actually be switching in from the south. now, that's going to make quite a difference bringing up the warmer air and the higher humidity. so two things you'll notice tomorrow increasing clouds humidity increasing and also temperatures will be hotter than today. future weather by tomorrow morning, we're pretty much dry. but then early afternoon by about noon to 1:00 p.m. i think we should start to see some showers, maybe a couple thunderstorms flaring up farther west of philadelphia through our western counties. and this will be spreading mostly north and west of philadelphia through the afternoon. and could affect some of you for your evening commute tomorrow. so coming up we'll take a closer look at the timing of this. we'll talk about more rain chances in the forecast for this
week and also how that could be affecting your fourth of july weekend. that's straight ahead. this just in. the obama administration wants to make up to 5 million more american workers eligible for overtime pay. in an op-ed posted to the huffington post website, the president wrote that too many americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve. under his proposal salaried worker who earn $50,000 a year would automatically qualify for overtime pay, up from the current limit of just under $24,000. impltsz caught on video, a bus driver accused of texting on the turnpike. a passenger shot this video on his ride from philadelphia to new york. >> nbc 10 is live in center city. you found other questions about this bus company's safety. >> reporter: yeah jacqueline safety questions that go well beyond this one specific trip. passengers boarded the bus here on saturday morning, and they
tell me that the driver had his phone out texting by the time they got across the ben franklin bridge. that driver has been fired tonight after nbc 10 started asking questions. as the turnpike's lane markers speed past this video captured a bus driver with his cell phone on the steering wheel. every few moments looking down to tap on the screen. texting while driving is illegal in new jersey and a fireable offense for the driver with some 50 passengers on board. for you, this is a safety issue. >> yes, yes. we could be injured or killed. >> reporter: an entire bus full of people. >> yes. >> reporter: delvin says he recorded the video after first seeing the driver texting in the cherry hills area. he worried even a split-second distraction might cost lives. it appears authentic to you? >> yes. >> reporter: tonight we showed the video to the owner of the bus company with offices on north 11th street.
>> we have a zero tolerance of a cell phone. >> reporter: jeremy walker tells us focus travel is the ticketing agent. he says the bus company is famed yep tours. when we did a search of yep's federal records, we found just one accident but 25 unsafe driving violations over two years. it puts the company in the bottom 2% of carriers. the owner says even though this texting is clearly unacceptable other violations represent a small portion of total trips. >> we do about 36,000 trips in the past two years. so 20 violations on the matter of 36,000 trips in two years is a small number. >> reporter: that owner tells us some of his buses have cameras. others do not. we do not yet know if the bus in our story had a camera on board recording. but the owner says he is installing more of those cameras to try and prevent issues like this. live tonight in chinatown, george spencer, nbc 10 news.
now a story you saw first on nbc 10. a man in a physical confrontation with a septa police officer while holding his daughter is telling his side of the story. the attorney for ellis smith says smith paid the full fare before getting on the market "l" with his 18-month-old daughter last thursday. but septa officers say smith squeezed his way past the turnstile. smith's arrest was captured on cell phone video and went viral. >> he's willing to be cited right there on the train if that's what the officer wanted. i'm not sure exactly what was going on in the officer's mind but he thought it was necessary to grab him by the throat and push him against the wall of the train. >> smith's attorney says he's subpoenaed septa's video showing what happened before the confrontation. the incident has led to an internal investigation. a north jersey man appeared in federal court today on charges he plotted to support isis.
the fbi investigated allah sadeh of west new york hudson county for nearly nine months. they say he was part of a cell planning to join the terror group in syria. he's the second person in new jersey arrested this month for allegedly cob lyly conspiring to provide material support to isis. that sound signaled the end of wall street's worst day of the year. the dow dropped 350 points as investors worry about the impact of the greek debt crisis. the nasdaq tumbled 122 points and the s&p 500 sank 43 points. still the white house today said greece's financial situation is not a major direct threat to the u.s. economy. tonight greece is moving closer to defaulting on its debt and it could be forced to abandon the euro currency. there are long lines at gas stations and atms. greece remains deeply in debt. it cannot make a loan payment of more than $1.5 billion.
the country's creditors must decide by tomorrow whether to release more than $8 billion in bailout money. the supreme court is upholding the use of a controversial drug implicated in several botched executions. the justices today voted 5-4 to allow the use of a sedative calledcall ed medazalan. it was used in ohio oklahoma and arizona that took longer than usual, but the court decided it does not violate the eighth amendment on cruel and unusual punishment. the justices also ruled against federal regulators' attempts to limit hazardous power plant emissions. the high court says the epa unreasonably interpreted the clean air act when it began setting limits on toxic power plant emissions by not considering how much it would cost the industry to do so. new at 11:00, a swatting crackdown is heading to governor christie's desk in new jersey. >> i'll shoot any [ bleep ] cop.
i'll shoot any cop. tell them to stay away. >> swatting is a term for prank 911 calls designed to attract a s.w.a.t. team. what you just heard was the swatting incident at the home of new jersey assemblyman paul moriarty, one of the bill's sponsors. if christie signs it into law, swatting could be punished with a $150,000 fine and up to ten years in prison. governor christie could also sign a bill to ban the sale of powdered alcohol in new jersey. the powder is called powcohol. just add water. lawmakers think it will make it easier for minors to get their hands on alcohol. a similar bill is making its way through the pennsylvania is that the. five states have already banned sales of powdered alcohol. temperatures jumping near 90 and storms aren't far behind. when heavy rain will impact your week. plus if your holiday weekend will stay dry. the new facility in our area just given the okay to grow
marijuana. then governor christie's plan to run for president. how soon he plans to throw his hat into the ring. i would build a wall when necessary, i would build a wall and mexico would pay for it. >> nbc your honor its the tables and firing trump. and he's not backing down after making strong comments on immigration.
there appear to be enough votes for the confederate flag to come down from south carolina's statehouse grounds. an associatesed press survey found that two-thirds of lawmakers there say the flag should go. there's growing momentum against the flag after the shooting that killed nine people at a church in charleston. the suspected gunman posed for pictures with the flag. president obama and brazilian president spent part of today at the dr. martin luther king jr. memorial in washington. the two leaders reflected on dr. king's lifelong work for equality and justice. he's in washington to talk trade, investment and climate change.
tomorrow new jersey governor chris christie could make it official. he's running for president. >> if you're going to rub forn for president of the united states and you're going to ask these people for their vote that is the single most trusting thing they can do as a citizen. >> he posted this video today on his facebook and twitter pages. he's expected to officially join the race tomorrow at livingston high school in north jersey his alma mater. nbc's matt lauer will have the first interview after his announcement. catch it tomorrow on "nbc nightly news" at 6:30 in the evening. tonight donald trump says he may sue nbc. the network ended its relationship with trump today over comments the republican presidential candidate made about mexican immigrants. >> you're fired. >> reporter: the tables turned. nbc dumped trump. a break-up brought about by comments made during the donald's campaign kickoff. >> when mexico sends its people
they're not sending their best. they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. their rapists, and some, i assume, are good people. >> reporter: two weeks after those words, nbc is cutting ties with trump. the network says "at nbc, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. due to the recent derogatory statements by donald trump regarding immigrants nbcuniversal is ending its business relationship with mr. trump." so no more miss usa and miss universe pageants on nbc. but trump isn't backing down. >> i knew that nbc's stance on immigration is very weak. they're very weak on immigration. >> reporter: nbc is exploring ways to air future seasons of "celebrity apprentice" without trump as host. trump says the people behind the peacock should also prepare to meet him in court. >> i'll be suing univision. maybe i'll be suing nbc, too. i'll have to see.
>> univision said that it was canceling its coverage of the miss usa and miss universe pageants. comcast nbc universal is the parent company of nbc 10. democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton was in new jersey tonight rallying support for her campaign. she got some help from new jersey native rocker jon bon jovi. he and his wife hosted an evening with hillary in monmouth county tonight. this is video of her walking into the fund-raiser. senator cory booker of new jersey was among those in attendance along with former new york governor david paterson. paterson tweeting this photo of clinton speaking at the event. new jersey gave the green light for a second south jersey facility to begin growing medical marijuana. compassionate sciences in belmar camden county becomes the fifth treatment center in the entire state to dproe it. it will be another three months before the drug is available for patients. the state has now approved six nonprofit groups to grow or sell marijuana to patients with certain medical conditions.
now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> beautiful day with the low humidity humidity, but things are changing for tomorrow. for part of the afternoon, thunderstorms will return in the forecast along with the heat and humidity. and then later this week temperatures could be nearing 90 degrees, and the humidity's going to be up quite a few days this week too. going into the weekend, we could see some showers around as well. so have your fireworks forecast in just a second. from the poconos to the shore. as far as tomorrow morning is earn canned areas north and west, you should see the most cloud cover around the upper 60s. and for the philadelphia area low 70s, more humidity too. even in our suburbs, temperatures should be right around 70 degrees. and you'll notice that increase in humidity through the day. today we only got to 81 degrees. about five degrees below normal. tomorrow, mid-80s, closer to normal. but by wednesday and thursday temperatures will start to get above average for this time of the year. so you'll definitely notice that. along with the humidity by the
middle of the week. locally on the radar, we're pretty much dry. showers off to our west. some thunderstorms still, too. and all this moisture is moving in our direction. i think the best chance anywhere tomorrow will be north and west. here's future weather. as we go overnight, the humidity starts to increase. morning compute, i think most of the cloud cover will be areas north and west but we could see the cloud cover spreading across the area through the day. so increasing clouds afternoon showers. thunderstorms mostly north and west by 3:00 p.m. but this could certainly spread into the i-95 corridor through the evening commute. 7:00 p.m., still looking at those showers and storms around. and the moisture pretty much lingers overnight into early wednesday. and for wednesday, we're not really going to break out of the cloudy pattern with the chance of showers. we're going to be within this as we go through the next several days. for the poconos into the weekend, friday and saturday, a chance of some thunderstorms. temperatures in the mid-70s. sunday, that's going to be the driest day out of your fourth of july weekend so far. of course you'll be updating
this forecast as we get closer. we can see a little better the timing of the rain as well. for friday along the shore and the delaware beaches and saturday, still the chance of a shower or thunderstorm. by sunday we'll be clearing out. sunny skies, warmer temperatures. tonight, though clouds will be increasing. 66 for the low. low 60s north and west. then tomorrow warmer more humid, some afternoon thunderstorms. most should be areas north and west. but again, then spreading into the philadelphia area by the evening commute. temperatures mid-80s, warmer than today. by wednesday a chance of showers around. 88 degrees. so we're going to be the warmest by the middle of the week. and then going into the weekend, the rain chances stick around. and again so far it looks like sunday will be the driest day. but of course we'll be updating that forecast as we get closer. just four more days to sign up for the chance to get free money. nbc 10 and nbc universal are giving away grants to local nonprofit organizations, projects called 21st century solutions. the goal is to support nonprofits implementing new and innovative programs.
i'm john clark. a new era for the phillies. a change in leadership and thinking. the phils ownership group has hired andy macphail to be the new team president at the end of the season. acting president pat gillicky will have final say on baseball matters through the trade deadline and end of season. but will consult and talk with
macphail. so he's going to watch and evaluate for now. john middleton on the left there, he is part of the ownership that hired macphail. this really is the fistrst time he's out front introducing a hire. he wants to make the phils a winner again. >> we were looking for somebody with a proven track record. we wanted somebody who you could look at and say confidently that this is somebody who's built up enough organizations over a long enough period of time under different circumstances. >> i think my three main functions are going to be to read, to watch and to listen and then hopefully within three months, we'll have a clear idea of what i think is appropriate needs to be done. >> the phillies will now heavily incorporate sabre metrics, baseball analytics and a big new database is on its way. how about the gm in the last year of his contract. macphail will be watching and evaluating him. >> i'm just going to continue to do my job as i can and then try to support andy and pat and
obviously the people downstairs on the field as much as possible. our goal continues to be the same, which is to go into the season with a plan of rebuilding. >> as for the manager, pat says they will not hire a long-term manager until after the season. take a look at pete mackanin. he's going to remain interim manager. phillies were up 4-3 in the sixth before aramis ramirez hits one into the gap. two runs score. brewers go up 5-4. now watch franco trayying to cut into the deficit in the eighth but carlos gomez, nice catch at the wall. phillies lose, 7-4. sixers' coach brett brown is thrilled to have jameel ohkakaforokafor. but he's worried about joel's foot which is healing slower than expected. >> oh, i have a lot of concern. you know i mean i'm built that way anyways, trying to figure out what's worst-case scenarios
and then go from there. i think in the first short period of time i don't know what that will be. the club will make a statement and figure out joel's short-term future. >> ron hextall re-signed center chris van de velde. they traded zach rinaldo to the bruins. he spent five seasons with the flyers, just eight goals and a ton of penalty minutes. chris pronger gets elected to the hockey hall of fame. eagles signed john moffitt. we're right back.
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final look at weather. >> tomorrow some thunderstorms come back into the forecast. i think it will mostly be around noon and into the early afternoon. i think mostly will be confined north and west of philadelphia, but we could see them spread to the i-95 corridor through the evening commute. we'll be watching those very closely. otherwise you'll notice a warmer
day mid-80s with more humidity. wednesday we get close to 90. the rain chance that's going to linger into the weekend. we'll be updating your fourth of july forecast closer. >> thanks sheena. i'm jacqueline london. >> i'm jim rosenfield. thanks for joining us and we'll see you tomorrow. we live in a pick and choose world.
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