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opioids right to a patient's hospital room. nbc 10 news starts now. right now at 11:00, a nbc 10 exclusive. drivers put in danger after teenagers are caught throwing rocks at moving cars. >> only skyforce 10 was there to spot this family's damaged wind shield. we are in old city where this all happened. >> this ending could have been so much worse. >> reporter: this could have been deadly. imagine you are driving on i-95, going 65, 70 miles an hour and someone throws a rock at your windshield. that actually happened on the train platform right above our heads. take a look at the damaged windshield to this suv. there was actually a baby inside. luckily, no one was hurt. back on the train platform, we see a teen in handcuffs. police say he and other teens were throwing rocks at cars speeding by on i-95 north.
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one teen turned himself in to police and at least one vehicle had been smashed. it's not clear whether more had been hit as commuters tell us it could have been deadly. >> they shouldn't be doing that kind of thing. >> i don't want that to happen to anyone. >> it could be deadly. they've just got to find something bert tter to do. >> reporter: entrants were waiting to see what charges will be filed by the d.a.'s office. if you were driving on i-95. if your vehicle, if you think could have been hit by a rock, septa police want to hear from you. keith jones, nbc 10 news. developing now, a disaster on opening night at the ohio state fair in columbus. a thrill ride dubbed the fireball malfunctioned, killing one person. at least seven others are injured, three critically. the fireball swings riders 40
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feet high while spinning them at 13 revolutions per minute. the governor has ordered a full investigation and for all fair rides to be shut down. right now at 11:00, a drug dealer deliver right to this woman's hospital room. tonight she is dead and the dealers under arrest. another devastating impact of the opioid epidemic. >> the hospital says it needs to review its visitor policy. >> reporter: that's right. and the policy says that patients can have visitors after hours as long as those visitors sign in. and prosecutors say the alleged drug dealer followed all of the protocol. and tonight he is charged with the deadly overdose. the fourth floor of einstein medical center on west german town pike is for patients with cardiac-related issues. they say he knew that and still dealt drugs to patients here.
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>> heroin, pills, fentanyl. >> reporter: he showed up to the hospital five times to bring drugs to this patient. the deals were allegedly coordinated through text messages. >> we're talking about $80 here, and we've lost a life. >> reporter: on may 6, nurses found the patient unresponsive on the bathroom floor of her room. drug paraphernalia was nearby. attempts to revive her was unsuccessful. an autopsy revealed an overdose of fentanyl was the cause of death. 40 to 50 times stronger than street level heroin. >> we're not allowing detectives to field test this for fear something could happen to them. >> reporter: tonight the 39-year-old was arraigned for homicide. he's only the eighth person in montgomery county charged with dealing drugs that caused an overdose. >> every case is looked at as a
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potential homicide investigation. >> reporter: and as you can imagine, all of this is being done in an effort to curb the opioid epidemic, as for sierra, she leaves behind three children. nbc 10 news. a followup now to a story we first brought you last fignight 11:00. a man was caught on camera assaulting a septa officer. >> [ bleep ]. ah, ah, [ bleep ]. >> septa police have confirmed that the man seen in the video shoving the officer has now turned himself in. it happened monday night in southwest philadelphia. the septa police officer tried to stop the man after reports he was on the tracks. charnlt charnl charges are pending da approval. the man denied taking money
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in exchange for political favors. now federal prosecutors have revealed how they made their case for corruption. nbc 10's drew smith shows us what's in the indictment. >> reporter: federal prosecutors claim it was like there was a for-sale sign here on the allen city hall. the investigations began years ago with city hall raids in reading and allentown. now tonight two politicians are newly indicted. >> one after the next, we see elected officials embrace the culture of cashing in at the expense of the public. >> reporter: both are accused of selling off contracts to bankroll their political campaign. he awarded work to certain companies on projects like streetlights and city pools. in return, they claim he took in more than $150,000 in donations.
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greeted by cheers of support, and taunts, the mayor stepped outside his home to deny it all. >> i have done nothing wrong, nor have i ever personally accepted a dime beyond my salary as mayor. >> reporter: he is also staying in his race for reelection this fall. when people who work on his campaign say they're to the worried. >> a lot of people are saying how he's going to jail. they don't understand that an indictment, anybody can be indicted for anything. >> reporter: at city hall, the president of council says he's extremely upset. >> if the mayor had any, any respect for the citizens of allentown and the people who work in this building right now, he would resign immediately. >> reporter: the mayor is expected in federal court tomorrow. his attorney was here tonight and laid out some of his case already with us, saying those two associates who've already pled guilty in this case are two drowning men trying to drag down an innocent mayor. in allentown, drew smith, nbc 10 news. and right now on nbc, you can look at the allegations
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in the full indictment and look back at how this case unfolded over the last four years. and now to a sign you don't want to see during the summer. beach closed? up and down the jersey shore, beaches are off limits because of high bacteria levels. 15 beaches are cloud, including new haven avenue beach, but the closings are only temporary until the bakt levels go down. president trump says he will ban transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the u.s. armed forces. the president announced the policy through a series of tweets earlier today. president trump cited medical costs and distraction for the decision. nbc 10 spoke with a transgender woman and several veterans in philadelphia, all of them disagreed with the president's decision. >> to each their own. as long as they're not hurting or harming anyone, why not let
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them serve? >> i believe that many of us have more heart than a lot of hetero people. they will be willing to make sacrifices. >> there are around 15,000 transgender members serving in the u.s. military. you're going to have to take out more than just your laptop when you go through airport security. new security changes will take place on all flights in the u.s. in a few months. passengers will have to take out all electronics larger than a cell phone. each will get screened separately. this does not affect passengers in pre-check programs. about two dozen men and women in wheelchairs to send a message, to say they're frustrated with the situation. the nursing home and affordable housing for people with disabilities, they say their concerns are not being heard and problems are not fixed. >> we want like little things, like trying to get things fixed
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when things are broken down. >> we can always be more responsive to tenants' needs. so we're going to have a meeting next monday with all the residents. >> the managing director of english housing said residents are most concerned about maintenance issues. getting back to normal, the brandy wine valley reopened after a deadly car crash last month. the damaged yare harea has alre been cleaned and repaired. there are now dogs and cats available for adoption. a driver crashed into the aspca and died. more than 100 animals had to be relocated. the family of smokin' joe frazier is making a push to have a street named in his honor. to have a section of glenwood avenue to be named joe frazier boulevard. smokin' joe frazier, famously defeated mohammad ali back in
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1971. he was just trying to pay it forward. the city shut down a local man giving free haircuts to the homeless. last week, brennan jones had a line of seven people waiting for him on an island at 15th and jfk in center city. the city told him he had to stop because he did not have a vendor license and was causing traffic backups, kbut 18,000 people signed a petition to make sure those haircuts continued and a spot was found at the city hall courtyard. >> i'm ecstatic. i'm just happy to be able to give back and share love with the guys out there who appreciate the service that i provide, who look forward to me coming out there every day. so to not get to do it kind of broke my heart a little bit. >> jones says he's been giving these free haircuts for the past year. 37.4%. right now, that's the success rate for clearing murder cases
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in philadelphia tonight. the nbc 10 investigators, asked police officers why they're struggling to solve these crimes and how it's affecting the victims behind those numbers. well, a first alert for heavy rain that's likely going to lead to flooding. find out when your neighborhood's going to get soaked and for how long. talk about nine lives. how a cat not only survived this collapse but saved his owners too. and going above and beyond. see why this police officer can add "gator wrestler" to his resume. pro-tip: chop all your veggies for the week at once.
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a cat's cry for help saved its family. the home on ruby street collapsed without warning. the homeowners were rescued by two men who happened to be in the area. and their cat baxter was rescued from the second floor. and he is being called a hero
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for warning its neighbors. >> they said the cat was acting really weird and running through the house and made her get up. >> we heard a scream, and there was a lady dangling from the second floor. we pulled her out. >> the homeowners tell us they don't have insurance, but they do have a place to stay in the meantime. tonight, the nbc 10 investigators put a spotlight on philadelphia neighborhoods caught in the crossfire. throughout the day, we showed the areas where people were most likely to be shot. and those most at risk. now we turn our focus to what's being done to solve these killings. and as investigative reporters discovered, police are having trouble closing these cases. >> i felt like i have to live not just for myself but for my family and my brothers who aren't here to live anymore. >> reporter: charity wilkins james still lives in the house
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where she and her brother shawn were shot. she was shot three times in the attack that killed her oldest brother. >> it was a miracle i survived. >> reporter: then last year she lost her younger brother too, another murder. >> i'm brokenhearted. >> reporter: police have yet to find the killer. he is one of 280 people murdered in philadelphia last year and one of 127 cases that remain unsolved. >> it's always frustrating, no matter what the number is. >> reporter: and this year, the number of murders is on pace to reach a five-year high. the captain spent years in the special investigations unit. we walked with him in north philly, the heart of the 2017 murder explosion. >> this could be the most homicides the city has seen since 2012. it's very concerning. >> reporter: the murder rate is up more than 20%, more than 174 murders. no area has been more affected than north philly in the 25th police district.
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>> of course the antennas go up. >> reporter: but according to police records, in 2017, philadelphia police had a hard time getting to the bottom of the murder spike. so far they've cleared just 37.4% of cases. captain says commissioner ross is acting. >> he did increase the homicide staffing levels. he add 11 homicide detectives. >> reporter: and the day after this interview, the head of the homicide unit was replaced, but captain ken brew said it's unrighted to the low clearance rate. >> i wish i could live through the moment. things are going to be different with them both being gone. >> reporter: mitch blocker, nbc 10 news. and right now on nbc you can watch the other stories from our day-long investigation, including a mother trying to protect her kids and a young man whose age group is one of the most targeted. we've also posted a report on how poverty and crime are
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connected, right now on nbc a teenager from kenya who lost her arm in an accident last year is getting a new one free of charm. -- charge. >> she couldn't afford a prosthetic. a local company offered to make her one and today was her final fitting. >> when they started the fitting, yeah. >> still sinking in. she is spending the summer at the university of delaware at an international women's leadership program. the musical "wicked" opened tonight at the academy of music in philadelphia. several buildings, including the kimmel center's hamilton garden were lit up purple and green to mark the occasion. the show runs through the end of august. in the middle of summer, an
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icy night for the grand opening of the cherry street pier, featuring ice sculptures, lots of food, cocktails and plenty of room for the arts. it has been transformed to showcase the creative community along columbus boulevard. that's great to see. beautiful night, great timing, too. because more rain is coming. >> glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here with the forecast. we could be at risk for flooding, too. >> it's been so wet during the month of july, that that is really setting us up for some t especially. it's a beautiful night now. in the 60s. the ocean temperature nice a th. but we've had a lot of rain this month. if you check out the latest blo we're so vulnerable to flooding and how liky you can see the first area of rain, that's in illinois, moving in this direction, but that's
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not the main area that's going to be concerned. we issued a first friday, 7:00 a.m. friday to 7:00 a.m. on saturday. there could be lingering flooding beyond 7:00 a.m. saturday. heavy rain, flooding, severe storms possible, rivers and creeks, likely to be affected here, because d's not goiit's n take much rain to start flooding. this area needs one to two inches of rain in a six-hour period to produce flooding. so southern delaware not nearly as vulnerable as northern delaware. newcastle county, especially the northern part of newcastle county, part of salem county and gloucester county. now we're heading up into parts of upper bucks county, one to two inches is all you need. parts of philadelphia, down to camden and grouloucester counti
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the biggest threat zone for flooding. and let me show you why an inch or two is a pretty good bet. here we are on friday. thursd thursday's not too bad, but friday, into the afternoon and night, look at the intensity of this rain. and it's just hour after hour after hour. and some of this is really heavy. how much? most reliable computer model in the world, european, not showing much through the first half of friday, but by the time we get to saturday, look at that. three, four inches in some places, even more. that is going to cause some trouble. friday, friday night, into saturday, but sunday, that's a beauty. hartford breaking tonight. the philadelphia annual news hosted its singles party.
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this year's lineup includes everyone from city hall employees to local radio and tv personalities. it was the 14th consecutive year for the event. so police respond to calls for all sorts of emergencies, but this, this one was a first for one officer. his brave encounter with a florida gator, next.
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from the time i was pregnant with him, had so much life and energy in him. he wanted out, and he wanted to conquer the world. right now, quinton's goal is to be a doctor. it's not easy being a single parent with three kids and having to provide for them. but my son will be an amazing doctor, and he'll help people that are less fortunate. no matter where you are in your college journey, sallie mae can help you find the money you need.
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you're not taking these.
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hey, hey, hey! you're not taking those. whoa, whoa! you're not taking that. come with me. you're not taking that. you're not taking that. you're not taking that. mom, i'm taking the subaru. don't be late. even when we're not there to keep them safe, our subaru outback will be. (vo) love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. a florida police officer can add gator wrestler to his resume after a recent encounter. >> oh, yeah. this is police body cam video of the officer wrangling an alligator on the front step of a home in boynton beach. he didn't wait for wildlife officers to show up. after getting it under control, the officer put it where? in the back seat of his patrol
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car and took it to a nearby ca fa nal. >> no, he didn't. >> yes! no thank you. save that for the professionals. >> yeah, definitely. >> hope there was nobody in the back seat at the time. >> i know! tonight the eagles cut loose a first-round draft pick. we will hear from the veterans as at the return to camp and the score tonight for the phillies, music to their ears. we'll show you their three big home runs, next.
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this is sports desk, brought to you by xfinity. x1 in xfinity will change the way you experience tv. hey, i'm john clark. the first workout with the entire team is tomorrow. played 37 games, just four bus.
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the birds also traded offensive lineman alan barber. isaac sela myo will be starting. and the veterans, appreciate the rookie earning his stripes. >> i like this l here. i ain't made no plays yet, but i'm cool with this locker until i make some plays. >> that's respect. i love working with a guy like that. that's a guy that's comfortable. that's a guy like you say, he's going to go out there and earn whatever he gets. >> that's respect. pat meshak was only here four months, but he says he'd like to come back here some day. his family loved it here. >> it's bittersweet, too. i enjoyed my time here. these guys are some of the better guys i've played with.
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and this is my favorite place i've been. >> nice. ken jiles rockin' the boom box. fourth inning, cameron rupp, rupp-a-palooza. moon shock down the foul line. 15th homer of the year. in the sixth. cameron rupp again, he erupts again. two, two-run homers. they win 9-0. nick williams, another rbi, he is tied for the most rbis in baseball since the all s-star breaks. tonight for the phils, aaa team, one of the top picks, slides right under the tag of the catcher. when is the last time you've seen that. the union win tonight, too. i'm john clark. we'll be right back.
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little more like summer tomorrow, but the big trouble comes friday, especially in the afternoon, into saturday morning, flooding likely. stay tuned for pour. >> all right, we'll watch it. thank you for watching. >> see you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- john boyega, youtube stars rhett & link, musical guests kygo and ellie goulding,


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