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pretty good idea what happened the night a bullet struck an 8-year-old girl right in the head. but as they were tracking down the suspect, a woman is accused of intentionally misleading them. right there on her door handle was one of the flyers asking for answers in gabby's killing. the reward still stands at $76,000. >> make no mistake about it, we're going to find these folks and prosecute to the full extent of law enforcement. >> the shooters are believed to belong to a violent drug gang, still, he's confident his department will solve this case. in camden, i'm drew smith, nbc 10 news. license to carry, a northeast philly pastor's wife pulls the trigger this morning, shooting a robbery suspect who attacked her husband.
it happened on the 1000 block of pratt street, the couple was coming home from a concert. the pastor confronted the robber and the man pointed a gun in his face. stephanie cook grabbed her gun from her pocket book and knew what she had to do next. she has never fired her gun except at the shooting range. >> i took out my gun and aimed it at the man. >> that single shot hit the man in the leg, the suspect actually walked off, jumped on to the outside of a moving suv. police later identified him at the hospital. the cooks say it felt like a movie and they feel lucky to be alive. now to decision 2016 and an admission from donald trump, the republican presidential nominee now admits he believes president
obama was born in the united states. also, hillary clinton is demanding an apology for the president nbc 10 national correspondent edward lawrence reports from washington. >> reporter: donald trump gathered the media for a veteran's event. for 30 minutes, military veterans gave positive testimonials about trump. he ended the event with a 33-second comment. >> president barack obama was born in the united states, period. >> trump falsely adds that hillary clinton started the birther movement in 2008. clinton and her campaign never made that claim during that election. as for the president today. >> we got other business to attend to. i was pretty confident about where i was born. >> reporter: mr. obama has been very vocal speaking out against trump in the past few weeks, the democratic nominee says she's
healthy and in good spirits and then attacked trump for his ideas. >> imagine a person in the oval office who traffics in conspiracy theories and refuses to let them go, no matter what the facts are. >> reporter: clinton added trump needs to apologize to the president something the black caucus agrees in strong language. >> we will not elect a chief bigot of the united states of america. >> reporter: clinton passed trump on the way to new orleans. >> edward lawrence, nbc news, washington. push to register voters in north philadelphia, clinton supporters worked to sign up students on the campus of temple university. ben harper and others will support a germantown event. and green party nominee jill stein made a campaign stop in
delaware this morning. she's pushing for third party candidates to be included in the president m debates. former presidential candidate bernie sanders is in the keystone state today stumping for -- now to our first alert weather, another beautiful day outside. nbc 10 along the wilmington riverfront where the weather was perfect for people out on their boats, people walking along the water. >> great start to the weekend, let's see how the rest of it is shaping up here. >> yes, it is very. >> we're in the 70s, mid 70s through new jersey, pennsylvania suburbs, 78 degrees, even more delaware, mid 70s at the moment, and just about mostly sunny skies, we'll take a look at our
philadelphia neighborhood centers. written house coming in at 86. graduate hospital right around 80 degrees, their fox chase 78 degrees. with the low humidity, feels very comfortable outside and tonight, it's going to be another nice one. if you want to get out there for your friday night. in eastton right now we're at 78 degrees, and sunny, clear skies out there, 7:00 p.m. tonight, temperatures will be right around 69 degrees, sunset is now around 7:00, so it starts to get dark right around 7:00. and will be cooler by 10:00 p.m. because of that. right around 60 degrees. but either way, it's going to be nice to start off your week, and temperatures will be getting back into the 80s, but some rain is the way for the second half of the weekend. guilty and mentally ill, that was the plea in court today, that was the man accused of stabbing to death a
psychiatrist who once treated him. he's charged with killing the psychiatrist who was found dead in her home last year. after the murder he called 911 and con fessed to the crime. he faces life in prison. people who live near two former naval bases are filing lawsuits over their contaminated drinking water. a law firm linked to consumer advocate erin brockovic. this comes just days after worsham township called on the u.s. military to pay for cleanup costs. >> temple plays penn state this weekend, there will also be a commemorative event for owe
paterno because this year marks the 50 ith anniversary. he was fired shortly after jerry sandusky was investigated in 2011 for child sex abuse. pennsylvania's governor tom wolf announced a big boost for burks county today, a $2.5 million grant will be used to reinvent a philadelphia park. the project could bring up to 600 new jobs to the area. the latest trucks equipment and gear are on display this weekend as part of a large firefighter convention in wild wood. about 70,000 firefighters from all over new jersey and other neighboring states are there this weekend. but a lot of them can only window shop. many departments don't have enough money and tell us that finding personnel is challenging. >> helping us take care of a lot
of the equipment, fortunately the state department has been really lucky with that now the issue is getting training out and fire academies upgraded. >> the convention is bringing in a lot of money to wildwood, hotels are booked and restaurants are packed. talk about an iphone frenzy, the newest line of iphones went on sale today. people stood in lines, camping out overnight. still ahead, we'll have more on this iphone craze. now apple is getting a boost from its competitors very public phone problems. you may not see it, but you can definitely smell it. now septa is hoping to do something about that familiar odor in many of its stations, well explain next. who let the cats out. thousands of strays roaming
the transit agency has announced a trial run. it's a urine repellent that sprays back on the offender. they've not decided if they'll coat elevators like they do in san francisco's train stations or if they'll use it in other locations. >> in newcastle county, they have a cat problem. >> local cities are looking for ways to get them off the streets. >> nbc 10 reporter tim furlong is here with more on cat concerns. >> reporter: pets smart chairities did a study on cats. and going into wooded areas like this one here in old newcastle. but there's good news, for some of you, we have a freeway you
can help. >> this is surpurr. >> these cats come from a pretty rough background. >> this one was found hanging by a string. >> some are ferrell cats. otherwise the team that got the cats their facility is packed with trapped cats, they will vaccinate, they'll feed and they will spay for neuter all of them. forgotten cats covers pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. right now if you live in certain delaware zip guards, a pet smart grant means that it won't cost you a pen i yes. >> we have sterilized -- we would still like to sterilize 1,300 more. >> he either got lost from his home or he was dumped on the streets. >> forgotten cats are sterilized and vaccinated, but since they
cant reproduce, the numbers of home cats goes way down. former cats and kittens will then go to families. >> it is very gratifying when we are able to rehome homeless kittens and cats. >> forgotten cats services aren't real expensive in general. in camden county, it's free for you. all the phone numbers, the links you might need for this service, go to our website, nbc10.com. if you have loom in your heart and in your home, there are dozens and dozen of cats up for adoption this weekend in philadelphia with no fee. >> philly is waving the adoptions fees for cats today. philadelphia's animal care and control team handles more animals than any other animal shelter service organization in the region. now to some breaking news,
sky force 10 was over north randolph street a short time ago. you can see police are on the scene here, they're investigating a murder. a 19-year-old man was shot and killed here, no arrests yet, we'll continue to keep you posted. well today, beautiful tonight, very comfortable as we go into your weekend. it's going to be very nice, just a little bit warmer. this is a live look out at spring city. tonight you'll notice more in the way of cloud. and we have showers and storms in the forecast. here's a live look out at center city. we have more clouds than we had a little bit ago. right now in philadelphia, 78 degrees, if you are heading out this evening, have friday night plans, 74 by 7:00 p.m., by 10:00 p.m. tonight 65 degrees, so
another evening where it's going to have that familiar like feel with low humidity and it's going to stay nice all the way in through tomorrow morning and even tomorrow afternoon. neighborhood temperatures for the rest of the area, 75 in wilmington. along the shore, wire in the upper 60s, let's look at our pennsylvania suburbs. charting with chester county, temperatures comfortable here, not so much showing up, but they are mostly in about the mid 70s. 79 north wales. we'll go back down to chester county. 76 west bradford township, unionville coming in at 75 degrees. sun sets around 7:00 p.m. now so it's going to start getting dark soon, and then you'll notice temperatures dropping off even quicker. there are more clouds that will start to move in tomorrow. the rain, though, that's mostly going to hold off until we get
into sunday, it's still back off to our west, still has a ways to go, but sunday is going to be our next rain chance over the weekend. so if you look at your seven day forecast, you'll see that rain lingering into the first part of the week. going into your saturday, there's 3:30 in the afternoon saturday, a little bit more in the way of cloud cover, this particular model is trying to show maybe a couple of popup showers south of philadelphia saturday afternoon. if did have a couple of showers, it's not going to be a big deal, they should be fairly brief. then we go into sunday morning, that's when the rain we showed you way back to our west, that's when it gets a little bit closer. certainly more cloud cover sunday afternoon, scattered showers and storms, looks like the best chance of that could be north and west of philadelphia. then we see the rest of that rain moving in a kind of spray
across the area. monday we could have some rain for your among commute. of course we'll be watching the timing for that very closely. i don't think sunday's going to be a washout by any means, we just have scattered showers and storms in the forecast for you. philadelphia saturday, sunday 83 degrees, at least mostly sunny to parktly cloudy. by monday, scattered storms around, low 80s to start your work. pennsylvania suburbs, mostly cloudy 82. lehigh valley, pretty much the same thing, you could see some early morning showers sunday, but a dry saturday, then by monday, near 80 degrees, some lingering showers to start your week. in new jersey and delaware, for your saturday. you'll be mostly dry. most of the day dry, low 80s for
sunday, scattered showers and storms. and if you're long the shore, you will see the -- some of that rain lingering to start off the workweek, temperatures still around 80 degrees. coming up, we'll take a closer look at your weekend forecast. speaking of this weekend, sheena, thousands will gather in philadelphia to try to tackle addiction and support loved ones one step at a time. it's all part of the pro-act philadelphia walk. the numbers just keep climbing, pro-act philadelphia works to reduce the stigma r of addiction. >> treatment is wonderful, and important, but you need to go back and live in the community and how do i do that? and so some of this is really helping people to develop a plan much like diabetes or hypertension or some of the other illnesses. >> pro-act philadelphia recovery walk 2016 takes place tomorrow, starts at the great plaza penns
landing. you get more information at nbc10.com or check out the nbc 10 app. the annual fall running festival return this is weekend. the rock and roll 5k takes place tomorrow afternoon. on sunday, it's the rock 'n roll half marathon. it benefits the american association for cancer research, a free health and fitness expo will be associated with the event and that will be all weekend at the pennsylvania convention tecenter. you can exercise your eating skills at nanayunk. in addition to food, there's going to be live music on three separate stages, many on restaurant week which runs on monday through friday. bill cosby has lost another battle in court.
coming up the phone call that can now be used against him during his assault trial in montgomery county. plus, she's an inspiration on the court, and now delaware's basketball player is responsible for a unique piece of art. at issue, join me sunday when we hear from john raferty, running for pennsylvania attorney general. but you may not know it, you've likely given permission for others to read your eric mai-ma. that plus what doctors really know about the health benefits of medical marijuana, hint, very little. it's all coming up sunday morning at 11:30, following meet the press only on nbc 10.
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valley creek, i would usually have water up to my waist. neighbors say it dried up almost overnight. so the question everyone has here is where did all the water go. tucked away behind homes and along a golf course runs the huntington valley creek, usually great for fishing and swimming, but it now looks more like this. >> so if there was water here you would be stepping on rocks to not get wet here, then hopping over but there was definitely lots of water. >> the fish are dying. >> reporter: her family found flopping fish dying flopping in the air. her sons tried to save as many as they could. >> he was like mom, where's the water, where's the fish? and he immediately started crying. >> reporter: neighbors say in 30 years it's never been this dry. >> it hasn't rained in a long time. and it's been very hot. >> reporter: they say our
current drought is part of the problem, no significant rain here since early august, but neighbors think the golf course next door might also play a role. an irrigation pump sits right next to the creek bed and with the drought, ground water levels are already low. >> their pump is very near the creek, so they're drawing down the ground water near the creek. >> they agreed to shut the pump off for a period of time. >> reporter: neighbors hoping the water comes back before summer wraps up. >> saddened, shocked, the kids were like looking around, saying where did it go? >> reporter: now that country club so close here to the creek, if you actually find golf balls now that the water's all dried up. the country club does tell me they're working with the neighborhood to try to figure out what's going on and whether those pumps might be connected
to all of this. that moderate drought we're experiencing is not like the drought further north. >> this isn't the only part of the region asking where's the water? >> that's right, a new report shows more areas are dealing with dry conditions and could really use some rain. sheena parveen is here with a closer look. >> and we haven't seen measurable rainfall since september 1. so that's quite a long time to go, considering that we still technically are summer. so we do now have a drought across part of the area. the area, most of it abnormally dry, but if you look at where the red shading is, that is where we have a more intense drought at the moment. so we're not at that level, we don't really expect to be. if you look at the philadelphia area, this tan shaded color, this is going towards new
jersey, that is a moderate drought. that's what we're looking at in these areas, the yellow shaded section, this goes through the pennsylvania section, lehigh valley, that's not technically a drought now, but abnormally dry is what we're calling it. even in sections of delaware, normal shading, but locally, yes, we are lacking in the rain department. come the end of this work, we're expecting scattered showers and thunderstorms which we expect to be lingering into next week. we'll show you the timing of that into your weekend. well, we have seen it happen time and time again, an accident on the boulevard leaves some dead or badly injured. >> now folks that live along the boulevard are pushing for ways to keep everybody safe. >> reporter: it was a fateful night in 2013, when samarra banks and her children were
crossing at second street at the same time a driver was street racing, he plowed into them. he killed the 23-year-old mother and three of her sons. >> her life and the lives of her children and all the other lives that were taken on the boulevard. >> today la tonya bird, samarra's aunt testified at a hear at phil's city hall. a bill to be imposed in harrisberg would be to enforce speed cameras on the boulevard. >> it's not a quick fix, we can't solve the problem one day, but these crucial pieces to the puzzle are important. >> to see someone speeding down the boulevard that early in the morning and find out later he was arrested for dui is very difficult. >> witnesses to deadly accidents like angela's are hoping their voices will also make a
difference. as for la tonya bird, she knows that changing laws is never fast. >> just slow down, not just there, but just slow down. >> the driver responsible for the death of samarra banks and her children is currently serving time in prison. the bill being considered in harrisberg will fine drivers 150. we have details on the sex abuse against bill cosby. a sussex county jail has denied a request by cosby's attorneys to have a phone call suppressed. on that phone call a mother confronted cosby with her daughter's allegations and he offered to pay for her college education. his trial is set for june. 35 pennsylvania governor tom wolf wants to meet with the general assembly to address the
state's opiod and heroin crisis. he asked for a joint session. the wolf administration says that 10 people die every day of overdoses in the commonwealth. the heroin and opiod -- generations addicted was featured in the presentation, there's our web team there before this group. commonwealth's position general and state secondary of corrections spoke to a panel of more than 100 people. you can watch our digital exclusive on generation addicted any time on our website. getting americans to see opportunities in africa. that was the name of the game today in delaware. u.s. senator cooms.
he says while some african nations have problems with terrorism, diseases and starvation, of the continent to looking to host american businesses. >> this is a huge potential mark for our exports, for delaware pole try, for delaware pharmaceuticals. >> panelists spoke about a number of issues. coming up, is the story you will see only on 10. dozens of local law enforcement taking a texas boy under their wing after his father died in the line of duty. while this south jersey police department is saluting this boy and giving him the star treatment this weekend.
nig night. here's the new details. >> reporter: surrounded by his family including his young sons, detective brian o'donnell waved wanting to let everyone know he was okay, despite the huge wound running from his temple across his facedown his jaw. the bagpipes and more officers outside and as o'donnell made his way into the waiting police vehicle, his dad was looking on and later could be seen weeping, apparently overwhelmed by the last 24 hours and the emotion of the moment. the family did not want to speak with reporters, the head of the detectives union provided the update. >> i think he did a great service to the people of this city and his bravery is amazing. >> o'donnell went through one surgery and more will be done in the weeks that follow to help repair nerve damage.
the suspect armed with this meat cleaver. that suspect remains hospitalized. juda had been living in his car and became enraged when illegally parked near penn station his car was booted. when approached, he allegedly took out the cleaver and began to run. he was offduty and headed to penn station when the suspected a approached. he attempted to tackle him and was sliced across the face and also broke his hand. as for o'donnell, after leaving bellevue, he and his family returned to northport long island, where he and his family who live ton the upper east sid will get some well deserved rest. we have some rain for part of the your weekend, i'll show you the timing on that and a little bit warmer with our temperatures too, that's coming up next.
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we continue to follow breaking news down the shore. this is near 22nd street in sea isle city. this is a young male humpback, it's about 33 feet long and weighs 20 tons. experts tell us the whale had no injuries and had been dead for at least several days. we do have a crew on their way to sea isle, we'll bring you updates as soon as they become available. a local police department shows their gratitude to the son of a fallen officer. >> the vorhees police department dedicated their summer junior police academy to explain police
officer justin martin. after martin's 13-year-old son met the officers at vorhees, tyler and his family are now headed to new jersey and this weekend they'll meet with the academy recruits who dedicated their hard work this summer to the fallen officer. >> every time we were struggling and we do physical fitness training on them. every time we reminded them what they were doing it for. >> the family and the houston police department will be given a junior academy flag signed by the young recruits. tyler will then head to tomorrow's phillies game where he will be on the field for batting practice. a local athlete is taking the swimming world by storm. michelle knockley. a fall from a window broke her back.
through a lot of hard work, nocoloy has not only started swimming again, she already set a world record taken the gold event. she's goings to compete again tonight and her hometown is watching. >> really neat to see. watching it on tv was really surreal. >> short time after nocoly's injuries, her coach said he didn't know when she would return do the sport. vice president david cohen and sheila hess honoring six olympians at city hall. each of them presented with a kmem are ty liberty bell as a sign of appreciation for their success. nbc 10 your official eagles station, that means we can give
you access to the team you won't see anywhere else. >> we're putting the mike on malcolm jenkins. >> just a little snippet there of what's coming up inside the eagles, tomorrow night at 7:00. then the tune in for eagles game day quickoff. we'll have more on the performance of carson wentz. >> it's harder to handle success than failure. they want you to do appearances, they to hear what you have to say. he's just got to ignore all that and go back to work. >> eagles kickoff begins sunday morning at 9:30, we'll look ahead to monday night's game against the chicago bears, and
more from the eagles magic man jon dorenbos. st. joe's prep at archbishop wood will be the featured game with 57% of the vote. you'll see the highlights tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00. and a comfortable way to end the week, and if you have your -- the but in the meantime, we're still in the 70s across the area, 75 degrees in wilmington, philadelphia 78 degrees, 76, many of our pennsylvania suburbs, south jerseyi incoming in at 76 degre. 73 upper township. degrees as well. upper 60s for atlantic city,
tonight comfortably cool. we're going to stay dry tonight too. and going to stay dry to start off the weekend. here is the planner. this is by 8:00 p.m. this evening. 63 degrees, atlantic city, 68. overnight, we're going to stay dry and even starting off your saturday morning by 8:00 tomorrow morning, 52 allen town, 59 exton. 61 trenton, philadelphia and wilmington coming in in the low 60s to start off your weekend, and staying dry. and sunday we have a chance for showers and storms. but over the weekend, regardless, we will be getting back into the 80s, it's not going to be hot, but it will be warmer than what we have seen today. the normal high is 78 degrees, so rightarou around where we sh be this time of year. over the weekend, we'll get back into the mid to low 80s saturday
and sunday. then next week we start to get back into the mid to upper 80s we do have the rain in the forecast, mostly on sunday, showers and thunderstorm, and mostly in the afternoon, this is future weather, saturday afternoon, i think we'll be mostly dry, mostly sunny to mostly cloudy skies. this particular model, trying to show a cull of showers moving in from the south. maybe a couple of spotty showers, wouldn't be surprised, but i think they'll be very brief if we do see them. sunday morning, you'll be waking up to quite a bit more cloud cover. there is a chance we could see very early showers through the lehigh valley, over to the poconos, and then monday afternoon there's more chances of showers and storms. the chance is going to stay there for monday night, so starting off next week, i think the rain will be lingering into your monday, but the first half of the weekend actually does look pretty good. the rain is still pretty far
away, that's why we're not going to see it until about sunday, but it will be getting closer into your saturday, so we'll see more clouds moving in. 83 degrees, lehigh valley, sunny and dry, jersey shore coming in around 77 degrees, your sunday, there you see it, mid to low 80s, scattered showers and storms mostly later in the day, unless you're in the lehigh valley. by monday, the rain will be lingering, so make sure you have your umbrella starting next week. again, it's not going to get hot, but it will be a little bit warmer than what we have seen today. a closer look at your weekend coming up next. >> here's a look at what's coming up on nbc nightly news. >> coming up for us, why now? donald trump finally admitting the president was born in the united states tonight. hillary clinton leading the angry back lash over all of this. the government's new steps to
fight the heroin epidemic that's killing thousands of americans, we'll tell you the next step. and why americans are facinging a big jump in the cost of a fillup. >> lester holt live for us at 6:30. if you have seen a long line somewhere today, chances are those are people waiting to buy the new iphone. >> but apple isn't just getting a boost from it's customers, but from its competitors.
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. the new apple iphone 7 is released today. >> samsung and the government for that matter is urging people to get their hands off the samsung galaxy 7. >> reporter: lines formed overnight stepping into the morning around businesses across the country. ceo tim cook manning the door at this apple store before the public unveiling. >> there we go. >> the new iphone 7.
>> the hype surrounding a competitor, samsung's galaxy note 7 is much different right now. >> hey, youtube, i just wanted to post and share what just happened to my note 7. >> the consumer products commission has proposed a nationwide recall. >> you shouldn't have too look at a product and say, hey, is that going to burn my house down? >> the company is the world's largest cell phone manufacturer and the recall affects roughly 1 million galaxy notes in the u.s., 2.5 million globally. if you have not yet replaced your original note 7, please, please, power it down and return it. >> reporter: customers can either exchange their note 7s or get a full refunding.
a young girl is in the hospital after a soccer coal fell on her it. it happened wednesday night when she was playing at howard middle school north. a witness says she jumped and got her hand stuck in the net, and it was windy at the time. >> it wasn't really heavy wind, but just concerning a little bit. and all of a sudden, we heard a god awful noise of metal krshing. >> there's no word on the extent of the girl's injuries. next on nbc 10 news at 6:00, a washed up whale attracting a crowd and officials tackling the task of getting this massive mammal off the beach. the man was so close to my husband and my son, i didn't have a safe shot. >> but she did get a safe shot and she took it. >> the local pastor's wife who
who shot a man who was robbing her family. and three roaming felines. it began with comfortable conditions and sunshine, the weekend could also include some rain. >> i was definitely in fear for our lives. >> tonight a local pastor's wife talks about pulling the trigger when it came time to protect her family. she says she saw her husband being attacked and responded by opening fire. she had never fired her gun outside of target practice. she and her husband and their son were headed inside their home, right next door to st. james lutheran church in st. george, philadelphia. plus some exclusive video we just got into our newsroom.
>> in that second, it was very surreal, it was almost like i was watching a movie play out in -- a strange man, pointing what appeared to be a rifle or a shotgun, stood between stephanie cook and her husband and son outside of their house on sunday night. that's when robert cook wife stephanie grabbed her loaded .22 caliber ruger aimed on the guy. cook told us she didn't fear shooting the man, she feared missing him and shooting her own loved ones. but that's when the suspect got really agree. >> he hit me in the back of the head with the gun, swung it like a baseball bat. everything was like lightning for a moment. >> reporter: she fired a single shot, striking the suspect in the right leg. >> i didn't want to kill