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important to note the newest case here involved in the five additional cases has nothing to do with that school in mercer county. reporting live in the digital operations center, keith jones, nbc 10 news. more on this now, the cdc says enterovirus d68 is a respiratory illness, symptoms include fever, sneezing, cough, it's spread through saliva and muco mucous. infants, children and teens are most lakely to get sick from this because they haven't built up immunity yet. >> parents have questions about enterovirus d68. you can find more information on, including the symptoms and also ways to avoid getting sick. right now at 6:00, tracking storms, the first round of rain has moved out but now more is on the way. just about everyone in our area will see it. >> let's get to nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. how strong will the storms be.
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>> they may be enough to wake some folks up in the middle of the night. the first batch of activity, just in the last two hours. look how that's raced out of there. that's raced out, this other area is racing in. it is moving at like 40 to 60 miles an hour to the east and we have some really severe thunderstorms back on the western side of this. but this is just in three hours that it's almost on top of washington. we do have a threat of getting this by 8:00 or 9:00 tonight, despite the fact that it's so far away. here's the latest future cast. we can see the potential for a line of thunderstorms with gusty winds. there's 10:00 tonight and then some other storms as well. now, this is all going to be gone by the morning rush. but it's going to be a pretty stormy night. more on the timing of this rain and rain that may affect the weekend, too, with the seven-day in just a few minutes. we're following a developing story from widener university this evening, where a student is
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under arrest accused of threatening a columbine-style shooting against those who bullied him. >> lu ann cahn live on the campus in chester, pennsylvania. what do we know about this suspect. >> reporter: police say they've identified the student they've arrested as 20-year-old luis andariese vila. he's a criminal justice major from lodi, new jersey. he's charged with making terrorist threats online and campus-wide alert went out today at 12:30. >> i was honestly scared, but classes just went on. >> reporter: alex wilson says she was in the widener campus library when she was alerted to an online post on yikyak threatening university students. this was the post, we have blurred out the offensive language. the anonymous post says i will attempt to shoot everyone who i hate and who bully me every day. it references virginia tech and columbine.
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immediately bringing images of mass murders on campus to mind. >> in a very short period of time, they were able to locate the address andç the individua responsible for the threat. he was taken into custody around 2:00 p.m. and is currently inchester police headquarters facing terroristic threats, harassment and computer-related charges. >> there were no weapons on this individual, no weapons fond in his dorm room. we don't believe he had access to weapons. i believe at no time was the student body in danger, but the university did what the university should do and that's take these threats very seriously. >> reporter: but for hours, alex says she and fellow students didn't know what was going on, they were given an alert with no specific instructions to follow. she got the all-clear on a text at about 2:30 after luis vila was arrested. >> i was freaked out about it. i feel our school should have been on lockdown for it. >> reporter: i just got off the phone with university security. i asked them about that.
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the reason the campus was not put on lockdown is because they quickly knew this was not an active shooter situation. but students say, they would have liked to have known that as well. live on the widener university campus, lu ann cahn, nbc 10 news. tonight we're getting our first look at the homeless man arrested on charges he raped and robbed a business owner in chinatown. philadelphia police just released this mug shot. brandon menley could face a judge as early as tonight. we showed you the surveillance video yesterday. it shows menley beating the victim sunday morning, they say he later sexually asauled her. they picked him up outside a homeless shelter on hamilton street. he's been charged with attempted murder, rape and robbery. police say they expect to arrest a mother and her two daughter. the woman who attacked a girl in a classroom this morning is 32
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years old. her daughters are 15 and 17. the victim was punched, kicked, had her hair pulled. it's unclear what sparked the incident. it's a deal. revel will be sold to its highest bidder and the shuttered atlantic city resort will likely stay a casino. it's new owner is a company with spurn in the gaming business but not everyone's happy about this. nbc 10 jersey shore bureau reporter ted greenberg was in court for today's hearing. >> i think we maximized the value of the estate. >> reporter: it's being sold for pennies on the dollar but revel's ceo and president says he's pleased about today's decision about a u.s. bankruptcy court judge to approve the $110 million sale of the defunct atlantic city mega resort built for nearly 2.5 billion to brookfield property partner which is plans to re-open the property as a casino. >> my focus is to find the right person to run revel in the future and help atlantic city
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grow. >> reporter: brookfield's toronto-based parent company owns hard rock casino in las vegas and the atlantis resort in the bahamas. today, the judge ruled last month's auction in new york was properly conducted, despite of courses from florida developer glenn straub who failed to top brook field's highest bid. >> this is not the last appeal. >> we believe this process was unfair. >> straub and his lawyers accuse revel's attorneys of failing to provide information on competing bids as they allege was previously promised. today and in court documents, revel's lawyers said the allegations are entirely baseless and called straub a disgruntled losing bidder. >> he had every chance to top brookfield with their $110 million bid. he didn't do so.?h@r(t&háhp &hc let him call me whatever he wants to call me, good, bad or indifferent. i'm not run for senate. >> reporter: i asked a brook feel's spokesman when the property might open. they had no comment.
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they hope to close in the next 60 days. in camden, ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. the search is on for a serial burglar in delaware county. upper darby police say there have been five burglaries since september 20th, the most recent happening just this morning. >> our concern is that this guy's becoming more brazen. certainly three burglaries in the last four days is kind of concerning to us. and we're fearful that this may escalate into some type of physical confrontation. >> investigators believe the same person is responsible for all five crimes. a bizarre story out of mt. laurel. police trying to find a man who squeezed a woman's toes in a grocery store parking lot. the victim says it happened on saturday night at the shoprite on ark road. the woman says she was loading groceries, a man stopped her door from closing, he complimented her toes, then he
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squeezed two of them. the woman says she told him to stop touching her. he did let go but told her he was obsessed with toes. and then walked away. now to decision 2014 and the race for governor in pennsylvania. new jersey governor chris christie set to cam pane for governor tom corbett. he's traveling to pennsylvania thursday to attend corporate events in wayne and bryn mawr. this is part of christie's role as chairman of the republican governor's association. and a poll from quinnipiac shows corbett is narrowing the gap but wolf still leads by double digits, 55% to 38%. mayor michael nutter says he supports the decision made by the philadelphia reform commission to cancel the contract with the teachers' union. the src voted yesterday. the decision means members of the philadelphia federation of teachers will be required to contribute money toward their health care benefits retired teachers will be impacked because manufacture their health
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benefits, having to do with prescriptions and various items will not be subsidized. >> principals and janitors alike have taken pay cuts over the last two years. they have already agreed to similar health care benefit changes. i support this and hope others can see it for what it is. another consequence of a horrible situation our schools have had to face. >> the mayor says the src's decision will allow money to be redirected into the city's classrooms and the union is fighting it. in berks county this month, 50 people rushed to the hospital, complaining of psychotic symptoms. why doctors say a chemical concoction might be to blame. plus, is it legal to flash your lights to warn other drivers that police are catching speeders? the new court battle over that question. i'm tracking storms moving in pretty quickly. i'll tell you how strong they'll
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be and if they'll stick around for the morning commute and whether they'll interfere with your view of the blood moon, along with my exclusive nbc 10 first alert forecast.
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this is nbc 10 news.
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some call it k-2, others call it spice. tonight, police say synthetic marijuana may have sent 50 people to the hospital in berks county. doctors call it a serious situation with patients exhibiting psychotic behavior. >> so tonight, a warning from police says they try to find out where this drug is coming from. nbc 10 lehigh valley reporter randy gyllenhall reports. >> reporter: inside the emergency room at reading hospital, patients are storming in, acting erratic, almost deranged. >> that's a trauma. >> reporter: many can't breathe, some are near death. in the past month, about 50 patients like this came in. the one thing in common, doctors believe, is the synthetic marijuana drug k-2. >> but most are agitated, most are belligerent, psychotic, hallucinating, very difficult to control. >> reporter: dr. charles barbaro says people are reacting badly to this illegal drug. k-2 is often used as a chemical
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replacement for pot. >> it's very dangerous. if you ingest k-2, you have no idea what you're ingesting. >> reporter: berks county d.a. john adams says his office is looking for the source, perhaps the common dealer. so many overdoses in reading and across berks county, authorities think this synthetic pot may have been sprayed with chemicals, a bad batch of k-2 out on the streets. >> furthermore, we have reason to believe that maybe some of the k-2 on our streets was laced with heroin. >> reporter: doctors doing all they can to treat patients but the drug is clearly out there and popular. >> it's not worth trying. it's dangerous. people have almost lost their lives because of it. >> reporter: doctors tell me they want families to keep an eye on loved ones for these erratic symptoms. so far it's been mostly teenagers at the hospital but the oldest victim was in their 50s. in berks county, randy gyllenhall, nbc 10 news. federal government says synthetic marijuana is sold
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under many names, including spice, k-2. some spice products are sold as incents but they like lick potpourri. some users say spice makes them feel relaxed. but it can have psychotic effects like anxiety, paranoia and hallucinations. and anthony jackson and his aclu lawyer says he was cited under a statute that applies to turn signals. the lawyer wants the judge to make sure smirna officers aren't abusing their authority. >> they arrested him for conduct that's not illegal. the first amendment gives everyone the right to flash their headlights. >> the police chief wasn't able
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to comment on pending litigation. early riser will get a second shot at something spectacular in the sky tomorrow. the second blood moon of the year. it first happened back in april. it's a total lunar eclipse. the earth will fogs itself between the sun and the moon. the moon will appear orange or red. that's why it's called blood moon. here's the scientific explanation. >> it's streaming around the earth from the sun, bends as it comes around the earth and the red light rays fall on the surface of the moon and that's what we get to see and that's the reason why the moon looks red when it's in total eclipse. >> always love hearing from derrick pitts. you'll have the best chance of catching a glimpse of the blood moon a little after 5:00 tomorrow morning. but that all depends on conditions. we asked glenn do we have a shot at seeing the eclipse? >> yes, we have a shot but there is no guarantee. because we have to get rid of some clouds. here's what you do, look toward
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the western sky and this is happening just at the same time the sun is coming up. so be a pretty amazing sight there if we can get rid of the clouds. a lot of clouds around 6:26, around the start of the best viewing period, ending at 7:09 and the general trend will be for the clouds to move out. but you get up early, look to the western sky and then hope that those clouds get out of there, because i think the rain is going to be gone, just a question of how quickly the clouds are out. and the farther west you live, the better chance you have of seeing the sunshine. round one with the rain, that iç gone. round two is going to be a lot more fierce. thunderstorms tonight. also, a windy wednesday is going to be coming. right now, we have a lot of clouds around the area but the rain has pretty much moved out. 69 degrees with no wind. had a couple days of strong winds and look what the rain has
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done to the temperatures down in the low 60s. pretty chilly, north and west, we did get into the 70s from philly southward. it's still 72 degrees in dover. and it will probably be warmer tomorrow because of the sunshine. there's the first batch. it's already into new york state. now we have dry weather for a couple hours but this area, this is just racing eastward. it's going 40 to 60 miles an hour, one of the storms supposedly is moving 70 miles an hour. so even though it's just barely to washington, it is going to be coming here pretty quickly. here's the latest timetable and future cast, 9:00 tonight, already some storms in parts of the area, the heaviest stuff back by baltimore and washington. it gets closer, going hour by hour here. here's 10:00. you can see how heavy the action is in the western suburbs by 11:00, right through the philadelphia area and into much of delaware, midnight, it's still around. it's going to take a while to get out of here, isn't it?
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it is going to be out of here by morning. and during the day tomorrow we'll be seeing a lot of sunshine. we just ned to get the clouds out of there by 7:00 a.m. so you can see that moon. the showers and thunderstorms will be coming in this evening. we showed you the timing. gusty winds, quite possible. when you have stuff moving at 60 miles an hour, it doesn't take a whole lot to get a 60 mile-an-hour wind out of it. high temperatures in the mid-70s. a little bit above average. it cools down for thursday, only in the 60s. and then this thing we've been talking about, the rain moving in, friday afternoon, especially friday night and into saturday morning. still a bit of a question as to whether it moves out of the area saturday afternoon. now, it's most likely to hang out in southern areas. there's a chance the rain comes back by the time the eagles play
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sunday night. a school district is considering selling the naming rights to its football stadium. governor mifflin talked about selling those rights for $125,000. there is a company considering the deal but a district official told us no offer has been made. i'm john clark. will demeco rimes be back? wayne sills mmons, will he play the flyer in season opener? it's all next.
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this is the xfinity sportsdesk brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. i'm john clarke. eagles/giants on nbc 10.
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the birds have won the 9 of 12. demeco ryan expects to play sunday. kendricks, questionable again. the eagles are trying to get their deep passing game going. last year, foles was one of the best with the big plays. these last two games, the longest play about the the offense, a 25-yard run by darren sproles. chip kelly says this is all fixable. foles says they'll keep working at it. >> i'm not afraid to throw the deep ball. you play quarterback, you love launching the ball and letting it loose. you can't let the start of the season scare you away from it. >> here are the eagles cornerbacks back at practice. they gave up big touchdowns in the fourth quarter. the birds defense has given up 13 td passes and no defense is giving up more big çplays. billy davis proms if change is needed to be made, he would be making them.
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>> i have complete confidence in our corners. i really do. i watch every play of every snap of practice. obviously -- i know everybody wants to pin it on them. i'm telling you, that's not where the issue is all the time. >> people on the outside looking in. obviously a lot of people don't know what's going on, unaware of the criticism. really don't care about the criticism. >> on to the flyers. when they start their season tomorrow night in boston, wayne simmons and mark stripe will be wearing the as on their jersey. it sounds like the wayne train could be on track to play in the season opener. the sports community is mourning the loss of one of the legends in philly's sports broadcasting. he broadcasted the eagles 1960
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championship and merrill reese says he was the greatest in philadelphia sports history. he broadcast the 100-point game of wilt chamberlain. >> he did the 76ers, the penn relays, the big five, every major sporting event in the city. bill campbell was the voice of philadelphia sports. >> and bill worked at channel 10 with sports director with us. i'm john clark. we're right back.
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with tom corbett, things keep getting worse. september 16th. budget deficits force pennsylvania to borrow $1.5 billion dollars just to keep the lights on. three days later, pennsylvania's unemployment rate goes up for the second straight month. under tom corbett, we've fallen from 9th to 47th in job creation.
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and on september 25th, pennsylvania's credit is downgraded for the fifth time in two years. why would we give tom corbett four more years? breaking news right now. skyforce 10, a stabbing at philadelphia grocery store. skyforce 10 live over the scene. this is the pathmark on cottman avenue. one person here stabbed. no word on the victim's condition or the motive for the violence. denise nakano heading to the scene right now. count on us for updates and the full story tonight at 11:00. glenn, stormy weather? >> large area of rain and thunderstorms headed this way,
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generally between 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. it will be windy and sunny tomorrow. the next rain comes friday afternoon. for all of us here at nbc 10, i'm renee chenault-fattah. >> i'm jim rosenfeld. see you at 11:00. s ? the fbi is asking for help in identifying an isis militant on a new and chilling video speaking english in a north american accent. they fear he's an american. caught on camera. a traffic stop turned violent with children in the backseat recording it all. another case of mistrust between the police and public and everyone is rolling. driven to distraction. hands free but not distraction free for drivers. turns out that technology could be making things more dangerous behind the wheel. and glen campbell as we haven't seen him before in his fight against alzheimer's, though able to still channel his music. what he shared with us from his private battle as he says farewell to public life. "nightly news" begins now.