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i could hear the man crying, saying the mustang in front of him never stopped. it just kept going like she wasn't even there. >> reporter: kathy burns knows how to save lives but the registered nurse and mother says it was too late to save her own daughter, 25-year-old chelsea, struck along woodstown-alloway road friday night. >> there was no one that could have done cpr any harder or better than i did that night. but nothing, nothing. she was dead. she was -- it was too much. >> we are trying to exhaust any possible leads we do have. >> reporter: police have little to go on. they don't know the make or model of the first car that struck chelsea and kept going. >> we're stuck. we don't know whether she was in the roadway walking, sitting, it's all unclear at this time. >> i guess nothing prepares you for this, nothing. it's your daughter. >> reporter: burns believes based on witness accounts that the car that fled may be a mustang. >> you need to confess. you'll have guilt the rest of
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your life. i understand if you didn't see her and you hit her, we all make mistakes but you just don't leave someone dead on the road. >> reporter: now she wants that hit and run driver to consider chelsea was a mother herself to a little boy now learning she will never come home. >> we told him today that his mommy died and went to heaven. >> reporter: now, police also tell me that second driver who struck kelsey burns in the roadway has been cooperative. that second driver pulled over and told police he thought he struck a deer in the middle of theç roadway. woodstown-allaway road has no shoulder or street lamps. it's also very hilly. anybody with information about that incident should contact state police in woodstown. cydney long, nbc 10 news. now, to the latest tonight on a developing story we've been covering all r over tover the p.
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two people were shot around 4:30 on girard avenue. so far, no arrests have been made. the victims are expected to survive. just a scary scene this morning in lancaster county. skyforce 10 captured the moments after a school bus collides with a dump truck. the bus ended up on its side and several students had to be taken to the hospital. police say the dump truck rolled through a stop sign at the intersection of strausburg and vintage road. tim furlong is live where that accident happened. >> reporter: the scene is clear but i want to show you, this is exactly where it happened. these are the roads right here. as you said, the dump truck rolled through the intersection, the bus going that way had no stop sign. we're still waiting to hear if charges will be brought against the driver. we brought it you first as
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breaking news. police say a dump truck rolled through a stop sign and knocked over this peckway valley school bus. neighbors and passers-by jumped right in to help. >> i helped bring out two children. i had to cut them loose from their seat belts. >> they got the kids out and they ran for blankets, you know, it was a chilly morning. they ran pore blankets, covered the kids up. >> reporter: two of the kids on the bus headed to salisbury elementary school were in wheelchairs, the other two kids were wearing seat belts. the driver, aides and a nurse on board were bumped up a little but but nobody ha serious injuries. the 28-year-old driving the dump truck was okay, too. we learned the company has been involved in two accidents and has had four violations, two violations for drivers not wearing seat belts, one for a
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driver talking on his cell phone and another violation for another driver who didn't stop at a red light or stop sign. and that could be what happened here. we'll wait to hear from police. we checked the roars of the bus company who handles transportation for the peckway valley school district. our search didn't turn up any violations. nobody was hurt. that is the good news. we'll keep you posted on if and when police decide to file charges in this case. tim furlong, nbc 10 news. tonight, the philadelphia teachers' union says it's pleased with today's victory in court. a judge issued an injunction that stops the school district from forcing teachers to contribute to their health care. the src says philadelphia cannot afford to keep giving teachers free health benefits. the union says both parties have to go to arbitration before any changes can be made. >> teachers in philadelphia, we have the benefits that we've negotiated because we've traded
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off salary. >> we'll appeal this order. and we are feeling good about the next step and we feel like we'll be able to move forward and be successful in the legal actions that we're taking. >> school district says the decision puts $44 million at risk, money that could go toward schools and classrooms.ç and the weather took a cooler turn today with some of us waking up to frost even. nbc 10 was in hatboro, montgomery county, found plenty of people in coats. they could also need their umbrellas as well soon. let's go to nbc 10 first alert meteorologist sheena parveen. sheena, what can we expect? >> yes, renee. we had the frost this morning. temperatures were in the 30s. it was definitely a cold start to the day. we have rebounded nicely and then we'll be watching some rain moving into parts of the area this week. temperatures at 60 degrees now, philadelphia through the lehigh valley about the mid to upper 50s, dropping into around 60 degrees now for dover and
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millville, even atlantic city. 57 degrees now through mt. holly. as we go through the rest of your evening, the clouds will be staying around. temperatures dropping more into the 50s through the area by 8:00 p.m. cloudy conditions by 10:00 tonight, temperatures down into the mid-50s. it will be a cool night tonight, just not as cold as last night. more clouds continue to move in. rain off to our west. even an area of low pressure that we'll be watching with be this will move in over the next few days and linger offshore and that will be giving us periods of rain for a few days. we won't see a break for whiquia while. i'll show you the timing on the rain coming up. new information in the manhunt for fugitive eric frein. it's now entering its sixth weewee week. s.w.a.t. and canine teams moved into an area at pocono east high school. this is near where police say they had a sighting of eric frein on friday night.
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schools on campus were open today but with heavy police presence. this new search zone is south of where police have been looking over the last five weeks. >> it's kind of scary for the kids. i mean, the police and the state troopers are doing their job. >> kind of worried. >> how come? >> because he might sneak up behind or maybe in front. >> police also announced dna results for drops of blood found on a resident's front porch in barrett township last friday, investigators say this is a person's blood but it does not belong to eric frein. starting today, philadelphia has a new law for marijuana use. it decriminalizes the drug. some groups say it doesn't go far enough. under the new law, police can ticket people with small amounts of marijuana instead of arresting them. the threshold is 30 grams. that's more than an ounce. supporters say it will prevent violators from having arrest
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records. nbc 10's deanna durante live in center city. some are hoping this could be the first step toward statewide legalization. >> reporter: yes, those who support the legalization of marijuana for medical uses, their hoping the decriminalization process here in philadelphia will open the door statewide. >> i was smoking a joint in city hall. not in city hall, in the center of city hall. >> reporter: mike whiter had the $100 citation to prove it and he says he wanted to be cited. >> i'm an underground medical marijuana patient is what we like to say. it's not legal at all. i'm breaking the law every day. >> reporter: a former marine, he says marijuana helps with his post traumatic stress disorder and he says now that marijuana is decriminalized in philadelphia, he hopes the door will be open for the rest of the state, not only in decriminalizing the drug but making it legal. >> we see someone smoking marijuana, there's a citation in the form of a $100 fine. if someone is in possession of
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30 grams or less this be we will be issued a $25 violation notice. >> reporter: police are urging you to understand the difference in the law. marijuana is not legal in philadelphia but starting today, it's not going toç be what get you tossed in jail unless you commit another crime along with it. >> the only thing that's changing instead of arresting them, you're giving them a citation. >> reporter: whiter and his group, philly normal are posting the picture and that of the citation in hopes of creating a bigger push for total legalization statewide. >> marijuana has helped me. i think it can help other people. that's why i go in public and do what i do. >> reporter: i did ask police if they think officers will be busy issuing citations. the lieutenant said it's uncertain what impacts the new law and regulations will have on philly police. he did tell me all officers have been notified of the change. reporting live in center city, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, deanna. a new home for phillies finest. today officials broke ground on
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the city's new police headquarters. mayor michael nutter and other dignitaries took part in the ceremonial first shovel. this is at 46th and market streets in west philadelphia. >> 4601 market street in west philly will be transformed into a state-of-the-art campus that will serve our city's police and health departments all on one campus. >> the merger will allow the city to sell the current police headquarters and health offices buildings in center city as well as the morgue facility in west philadelphia. next on nbc 10 news at 6:00, it was supposed to begin this weekend but find out why the start of sports betting in new jersey could be in jeopardy. plus, a visit from this year's nobel peace prize winner. why malala yousafzai is coming to philadelphia and the award she will be receiving here. sheena? and i'm watch something rain
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as we go into parts of this week. i'll show you the timing of the rain and who can expect the heaviest.
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at the bottom in job creation. massive cuts to education. and higher property taxes. under governor corbett, pennsylvania's been heading in the wrong direction. there's been no leadership and no vision. that's gotta change. as your governor, i will lead. and we'll move pennsylvania forward. we'll restore manufacturing jobs. close corporate tax loopholes. and make the gas companies pay up to fund our schools. after all, it's time to get pennsylvania moving again. now to breaking news from philadelphia's germantown section, at least one person seriously hurt after getting attacked with a pipe.
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this happened at the intersection of germantown and wyndham avenue. investigators haven't said what led to the attack or if anyone has been arrested. nbc 10 has new information on the future of sports betting in new jersey. today the four major pro sports leagues and the ncaa asked for an injunction in federal court. if granted, that would stop the state from allowing casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting. it was scheduled to begin this weekend. the league's claim that sports betting in new jersey would violate federal law which restricts sports gambling to nevada and three other states. the owners of the taj mahal are fighting back against donald trump's bid to have his name removed from the struggling casino, trump entertainment resorts removed his name from the now closed trump plaza. it refuses to do the same for the taj. donald trump says the company, which he's no longer affiliated with allowed the casinos to deteriorate and hurt the trump brand.
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today the city of philadelphia paid tribute to its first director of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender affairs. the rainbow flag at city hall was lowered in honor of gloria casarez. she died of cancer at the age of 42. she joined the nutter administration in 2008. she was also a philly native. >> we're in a great deal of pain as a city, as a people, as a government, as a group of folks who had an incredible opportunity to work with a very special person. >> mourners said casarez united the lgbt community. the mayor says plans are in the works for an official service to honor her. a rare appearance from monica lewinsky at the first ever forbes 30 under 30 summit being held in philadelphia today. the former white house intern at
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the center of president bill clinton's imimpeachment scandal was the keynote speaker. she discussed the struggle to protect one's image in the digital world, sharing they contemplated suicide long before social media took over our lives. lewinsky said she is vowing to put purpose to her past to stop people from being humiliated to death. forbes 30 under 30 honoree and recent nobel peace prize winner malala yousafzai is set to be honored in philadelphia tomorrow. the 17 jeerld wi-year-old will recipient of the 2014 liberty medal. she survived being shot in the head by the talibanç in 20102. she's become a global advocate for girls' rights in education. we're putting the spotlight on amazing students right here in our area. nbc 10 and widener university teamed up to present deserving students of a high school
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leadership award. congratulations to sydney sherman, recognized for her work raising and training guide dogs to serve the blind. she also helped with the foster care of more than a dozen puppies. >> i've been doing this for nine years now. it's been a fulfilling experience. i've really enjoyed every minute of it, working with the puppies, getting to know them an seeing what they become and how they can help other people. >> the program was founded to reward high school students who embody widener university's commitment to develop and inspire leaders who affect positive change. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> well, a pretty nice start to the week except the frost this morning. i'm sure a lot of people had to grab their jackets. many of us started in the 30s but we rebounded into the low 60s. it was a nice afternoon compared to yesterday's mid-50s. we have rain approaching the area. most of it will be here as we go into the middle of the week.
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it is an area of low pressure we're watching. along the shore points, that's where we expect some of the heavier rain and the highest winds. that would be more like wednesday time frame. this area of low pressure will be lingering for a few days. temperatures do stay cool as the rain moves through, just about the upper 50s. i'll show you that in the seven-day in just a few minutes. here's a live look from the comcast center looking down on liberty one and two. the overcast skies in much of the area. temperatures right at 60 degrees, mostly cloudy. light roinz winds, though. shore points, areas north and west, upper 50s, 57 pottstown, 59 westchester, mid-50s in trenton. we'll be dropping down as we go overnight tonight. not as cold as it was last night and this morning. we don't really expect patchy frost again. 60 for glassboro, millville, 60 degrees in dover. as we go into tomorrow, we'll be staying in the mid-60s. mid-to-low 60s but then the rain
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chances go up. locally we have the clouds increasing rain, just back off to our west. if anything, we might see a light shower passing through parts of the lehigh valley later tonight. the real area we're watching is farther to the north and west. this area of low pressure will slide into the area and it will hang around for a few days, too, before it clears out. future weather here showing maybe a stray shower overnight tonight. otherwise we stay mostly cloudy through tomorrow afternoon. we have a chance of showers through the area. the better rain chances appear to be coming on wednesday when more moisture gets pulled in. by 10:00 wednesday morning, more showers through the afternoon. some of us, especially along the shore will see periods of rain. then overnight into thursday morning, we're not done yet. we have more rain moving in and even through thursday afternoon we could see more rain developing right across the area. not really clearing out until friday. make sure you have umbrellas this week. tomorrow, mostly cloudy and cool.
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43 north and west, 51 for philadelphia for the low. kind of a seasonable day tomorrow. the average high 65 degrees. that's where we should be. on wednesday and thursday, temperatures in the upper 50s. we'll see showers around those days, too. going into the weekend, it all clears out in time for your saturday and sunday. >> thanks, sheena. i'm john clark. the eagles are getting injured players back. we'll tell you who will be back at practice tomorrow. plus, we hear from connor barwin on the defense getting ready for arizona. that is next.ç ♪
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this is the xfinity sportsdesk, brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. i'm john clark. good news for the eagles. they are getting healthier.
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linebacker mychal kendricks says he'll be back at practice tomorrow when the birds get back to work. guard evan mathis on philly sports talk says he's been cleared to practice but can't play until november. he says jason telsey is closer to returning. >> i think jason is aheadç of schedule. >> he could come back earlier? >>' loued to come back earlier. he might try to start getting back on the field sometime soon, maybe this week, seeing how it feels. if things -- all things go well for him, he could possibly play against the texans. >> that would be great. the eagles defense was coming together before the bye week with a shutout of the giants. next up, arizona on sunday. the birds have 16 sacks over their last three games. here's connor barwin on nbc 10 at 11:00 a.m. >> as a whole front we've taken it to another level. we've had another year with the same coaches and the same system, the communication is better.
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i think as much as anything the back end has really improved and they have ayou lot us -- you just saw against the giants he was holding the ball because everybody was covered. when you do that, it makes it easier to get pressure. the cowboys looked good. we're playing well. we have a huge challenge against the cardinals. everybody wants to talk about the cowboys. how are we going to beat the cardinals? >> you have toette ba the cardina -- to beat the cardinals. >> exactly. >> the cards got tied up with the raiders yesterday. clears problem. eventually they got untied. the cardinals did beat the raiders. darnell docket held up this fan to raiders fans. 0-6. he did it because they were throwing coins and ice in oakland. i bet you a lot of birds fans will be making the trip to arizona. linebacker brian orakpo out for the season. colt mccoy will now start in
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dallas next monday night. flyers in chicago, braydon coburn made it through. he's expected to return tomorrow night. over the last three years, the flyers have had the most penalty minutes in hockey. the flyers have the second fewest penalty minutes this season so far. >> we don't have any tough guys anymore. >> even minor penalties. >> it's been better, way better but it's early. we have to continue to work on it. it's important. >> no more broad street bullies. i'm john clark, back to you, renee. >> thanks, john. for a look at what's coming up tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00, disturbing viral video of two young children fighting on an area street. the children trade blows while adults look on laughing. nbc 10's lu ann cahn is in delaware at this hour as police search for the source of this tape. it's all tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00.
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s 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. 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?
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for sheena and all of us here at nbc 10, i'm renee chenault-fattah. the news continues with "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. broadcast tonight, critical day in the ebola fight as dozens of people once at risk, many of them in quarantine, are now free and clear. and some say this could be a turning point. an urgent warning from the feds about defective air bags in millions of cars on the roads. it's a potentially fatal problem. eleven different automakers are on the list. monica lewinsky speaks publicly for the first time in years. why tonight. and an update on one of our making a difference, dogs needing shelters and families and the armies to get them there. "nightly news" begins now. from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this