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all available verified information gathered from an ongoing internal investigation into allegations of improper conduct by numerous central bucks west football team member and failure of the coaching staff to properly supervise activities, swift and firm action is absolutely necessary." we just caught up with a mom whose son is actually on the team. she says that most of the parents are upset because they were not told specifically why the season was canceled. >> as far as parents know, nobody's contacted the parents privately to have a sit-down meeting and talk to us all as senior parents or varsity jv. you know, nobody's contacted us except for the letter that we got today as an e-mail. that was it. >> reporter: now, at this hour, the district is not granting interviews, but we have made several calls and the police chief here says that on wednesday, they were called to investigate allegations of hazing involving some sort of waterboarding of younger players
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by seniors on the team. we're told they're also looking into one of the younger players being held down while his hair was shaved off. lastly, an incident that apparently occurred during the preseason that involved a requirement of the rookies to grab the players' private parts while fully clothed. this is a developing story. we're talking to parents trying to get officials on the phone. we'll bring you the very latest at 11:00 tonight. for now, live in doylestown. nefertiti jaquez, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, nefertiti. also tonight, rain has been lingering over parts of the area leaving behind a wet mess. in atlantic city, flooding forced west end avenue to close off route 40. now the rain is moving out. we're watching the wind as well as temperatures. >> nbc 10 chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz now here with your first alert forecast. glenn? >> yeah, we haven't had enough clearing to allow the temperature to go up today, but we are seeing at least a couple little breaks in the clouds down near the shore.
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still pretty foggy and cloudy around the poconos and brightening up a little bit around the city. the rain is ending across the area. we've seen tremendous improvements just in the last few hours but that's a huge storm and it is moving slowly. so it's going to take a while for that wind to die down and for the clouds to move out. 56 degrees in philadelphia now. 53 in allentown, atlantic city. warm spot, 58 in georgetown, delaware. but we continue to see the wind gusting 20 to 30 miles an hour. at least we don't have any gusts over 30. that's for the first time in a while. so we're still cloudy and windy for much of the evening. and maybe even for the first thing tomorrow. but then things change. i'll get into those details and how it's going to affect the weekend with the seven-day in a few minutes. right now at 6:00, we have new video of a former traffic court judge just minutes after her arraignment. thomasine tynes surrendered thirs morning on bribery
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charges, an undercover stij that began four years ago. today the d.a.'s office gave that investigation new life. nbc 10's tim furlong is live at police headquarters where tynes just walked out after her arraignment. tim? >> reporter: you just saw her walk out of here a few minutes ago out of police headquarters. she's already awaiting sentencing on a federal charge. right now we're talking about the city charges. the city d.a. essentially tried to set up a nice retirement fund for herself using bribes. >> this is the bracelet. >> reporter: friday's d.a. says this is the tiffany bracelet a government informant gave on video to former traffic court president judge thomasine tynes. seth williams says this is just the shiny expensive tip of the bribery and corruption iceberg. williams says the wired informant wanted lucrative court contracts. tynes wanted to get paid. >> in a series of conversations, the businessman spelled out what he wanted and the judge promised to deliver. >> reporter: this is originally a state investigation that began a few years back when governor tom corbett was attorney
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general. he then handed it to catherine kane who did not. she had concerns about the informant tyron ali. seth williams later hired a couple of kane's prosecutors and re-opened the case in the city. tynes is the first arrest. she might not be the rest. >> this investigation was not dead on arrival. it's definitely not over. and it's most certainly moving ahead with a full head of steam. clear, convincing, and compelling evidence all on tape. >> reporter: and, again, former judge tynes arraigned 45 minutes ago. you saw her walking out of the police station minutes ago. tynes was involved in the ticket fixing scandal so she's in serious trouble there, too. we made a call today, corbett, no call.
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kane's office said no comment, too. i wanted to ask if the evidence was so convincing, how could you not go ahead with the prosecution? i of course didn't get an answer to that question. in fact, wasn't allowed to ask it. live in police headquarters, tim furlo furlong, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, tim. lawmakers from pennsylvania want answers after 182 a.c.t. exams got lost in the mail. the exams were taken at upper darby high school last month but the a.c.t. says a testing coordinator mailed them incorrectly through the postal service instead of fedex. today, congressman patrick meehan wrote to the postmaster general asking that office to investigate this. the a.c.t. also told nbc 10 today students can re take the test on november 1st and all affected students will get a refund. developing story out of new york city tonight. a doctor is being tested for ebola after working in west africa. doctor craig spencer was rushed to bell view hospital today. the patient was with the group doctors without borders in ebola
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infected countries. health department says spencer has a 103 degree fever. the cdc is ready to send a team in if necessary. nbc 10 also has new information on how local health officials are handling this ebola virus. bucks county telling us they're now monitoring three people who recently traveled to the outbreak zone in west africa. officials saying they're not showing symptoms and they don't believe they were exposed to the virus during their travels. however, bucks county decided to monitor them based on new guidelines from the cdc. the agency announcing yesterday that any traveler returning from liberia, sierra leone, or guinea must now be monitored for 21 days. this expanded screening will begin in six states including pennsylvania and new jersey. of course, there's a lot of discussion about ebola, but it's the season for flu. pennsylvania has nearly 100 reported cases. the season just began a few weeks ago. efforts to spread awareness of the virus and provide free immunization now under way. nbc 10 in thorndale today.
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chester county supervisors and health officials not only talked about free flu shots but got a shot in their own arms to bring awareness to the start of flu season. last year, 28,000 cases of flu reported in pennsylvania. 131 people died in the state due to flu complications. here in a session of state lawmakers and health officials in king of prussia, a lehigh valley mother talked about her 15-year-old son's death as a result of the flu. >> that's the hard part because it was my decision not to get him vaccinated, and as a mom, i will always live with that. >> state health officials tell nbc 10 this year's flu vaccine covers several strains of influenza. it's recommended for everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated. 25 days have now passed since the mysterious deaths of a local hospital executive and his wife, and after nearly a month, investigators still not revealing what really happened. now sources told nbc 10 news
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they heard reports about what may have caused the couple's death. so today we sent nbc 10 south jersey reporter cydney long back to north jersey to get answers from the somerset county prosecutor's office. >> reporter: the somerset county prosecutor's office is a lead agency on the sheridan death investigation. while they initially told us they would provide preliminary autopsy results in the days immediately following their deaths, we have yet to receive them. prosecutors in somerset county continue to lean on the fact that autopsy lab results are not yet complete and neighbors not in any danger when we ask for answers as to how and why john and joyce sheridan died inside the bedroom of their own home. >> i understand that. >> reporter: so we called directly to both the county and state medical examiner offices today and the attorney general's office which oversees them to ask when the results might be find. >> is your office aware that the autopsy, the cause and manner of death is in fact complete?
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the a.g.'s office couldn't answer question but said ultimately autopsy results will come from the somerset prosecutor. we know the fire was set intentionally. what's unclear, who set it and was accelerant used? investigators reviewed a 911 call made by a neighbor who reported hearing a noise that sounded like knocking on a window. detectives also ruled out the couple's four grown sons as being involved in their parents' ultimate fate. we pressed the agency today about any other evidence of a crime that may have unfolded inside the home. even a note left to the loved ones but got very little answers other than the fact when this investigation is complete, they will notify us. from somerset county, i'm cydney long, nbc 10 news. new at 6:00, lawmakers in new jersey have failed to pass a measure that would have protected government whistleblowers. the bill was created in response to the george washington bridge scandal from last year. supporters said it would protect government workers who were afraid to come forward, but some
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worried the bill was too broad and it didn't get enough support to move forward. the remains of jim thorpe will stay in the pennsylvania town named after the famous athlete. the town of jim thorpe is in carbon county. it's about 80 miles northwest of philadelphia. thorpe was a football, baseball, and track star who died in 1953. last year, a judge ruled that his surviving sons could move thorpe's remains to his home state of oklahoma, but a federal appeals court has now thrown out that ruling. next on "nbc 10 news at 6," a father's search for answers. >> we're all concerned of where she's at and want her home. >> an atlantic city woman is missing. tonight her father speaking with nbc 10 as police try to figure out if foul play was involved in her disappearance. after two days of rain, we're finally starting to dry out, but it's still windy across the area. next i'll look at when temperatures will warm up in your first alert forecast. plus, no fear for
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philadelphia's mayor. the good cause that sent him on a 31-story ride. coming up here tonight, the chilling new surveillance video of the suspect in yesterday's shooting in ottawa, canada. also tonight, a doctor hospitalized here in new york. the fear is he, himself, had been in contact with ebola patients. and in pennsylvania, new jersey, and delaware, count on complete coverage of breaking news, major news, and weather. jim rosenfield and jacqueline london. tonight at 11:00. nbc 10 news. count on it.
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what's the truth on taxes? says it's tom corbett who's being dishonest. they say tom wolf has a plan to reduce income taxes for the middle class and cut local property taxes. and tom corbett? it's corbett who slashed education by a billion dollars... ...and now almost 80% of school districts plan to raise property taxes. and it's corbett who's increasing gas taxes by 28 cents a gallon. tom corbett. desperate and dishonest. right now at 6:00, a
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father's fear. his daughter who you see here has been missing more than a week now and the recent death of sapphire wiggins' boyfriend led police to believe her safety is at risk. wiggins boyfriend was found dead of an apparent suicide in camden county. that's when police really stepped up their search. >> nbc 10 jersey shore bureau reporter ted greenberg spoke with wiggins' father about why he's preparing for the worst. >> i've never known her to disappear for long periods of time. >> reporter: more than a week after 23-year-old sapphire wiggins of atlantic city mysteriously vanished her father, david wiggins, says he can't help but fear the worst. >> as a father, i'm worried. i'm hoping she's all right. >> reporter: but wiggins told nbc 10 today his concerns grew when he learned sapphire's boyfriend, 50-year-old kevin shelton, took his own life by hanging himself at his home on saturday. according to an obituary, the father of two was still married to his wife of 30 years.
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sapphire's sister last heard from her three days before shelton killed himself. >> makes me think that if he committed suicide, he could have done something to my daughter and that could be the reason for his suicide. they seem happy. she was happy. she said we're going to get married soon. i want you to be there. >> reporter: however, wiggins says one of his sons told him that trouble appeared to be brewing shortly before sapphire disappeared. >> he said they was having some problems at the last part where he last seen them. >> reporter: sapphire wiggins is the mother of a young son. we're told he's now saying with his maternal grandmother as the family continues to pray for answers. ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. now to a dangerous prank. police say it's happening more and more in our area and as harry hairston and the nbc 10 investigators found out, your children are the latest targets of this crime. tell us how, harry. >> jim, it's calling swatting. the goal is to get police to knock down the door to your home with guns drawn.
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it can happen within moments. while your child is innocently playing videos. that was the case for new jersey family awakened in the middle of the night by a swat team with guns drawn after hearing a chilling 911 call. >> i don't want to kill other people. >> this is a psychopath. that's what i thought. >> you will hear more of that chilling 911 call that was sent to new jersey police. that's coming up tonight at 11:00. for the investigators, harry hairston, nbc 10 news. on a lighter note, if you saw some people repelling off a center city building today, you were not seeing things. >> mayor michael nutter took the 31-story plunge. the mayor is one of dozens of people who will step off one logan square. a building adventure fund-raiser. more will repel down the building tomorrow. the fwogoal is to raise $250,00 for outward bound. 31 stories is about 418 feet. the mayor felt every one of those feet on this cold windy
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day. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> yeah, that would be impressive on any day and today was not one of those wonderful days to be that high up. the winds were stronger at the tops of the buildings than day are at the ground. the rain ending across the area. finally. the wind and the chilly weather, that continues. at least for a little while. we have a nice weekend in store just about everywhere. you can see cameras shaking a little bit because of the wind. clouds are still out there. 56 degrees. the sustained wind of 18 miles an hour. so, yes, it's still windy out there. and still cold. we're up to 70 degrees. drop down to 58. today's high, 57. tomorrow, up to 66 degrees. closer to average. we're on this roller coast. we're going to continue on the roller coaster next week
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big-time. 44 in mt. pocono now. while it's in the mid 50s across much of the area. 53, fairly common number. and the wind gusting 20 to 30 miles an hour. not quite as strong as it was an hour or two ago. in some places. but it's still pretty gusty for 6:00 at night. you can see the center of this storm very clearly now. that means it is developing. it's pretty strong. it's not moving fast. and it's very large. so that's why the circulation just keeps bringing the clouds in here. and the wind. but at least the rain is pretty much moved out. nothing more than a couple of sprinkles left. and the dry air is in western pennsylvania. now the storm is moving real slowly so it takes a while for the dry air to come in, but it will. the wind will still be with us because that storm is still not going to be that far away. even tomorrow afternoon. then finally by saturday, the wind will really die down.
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then another front comes through sunday and the wind will kick up again. now, these winds are going to keep bringing in different kind of temperatures. first, the mild air for this weekend. then it's going to get warm for this time of the year. yellow air, you don't see this much as we head closer to november. but the cold air, that's going to return. look at this as we go into the beginning of november. that's one cold air mass that's going to be on top of the entire east coast. so for the rest of the night, we're going to continue to dry out. the wind helps dry the roads as well. and pretty chilly with temperatures down into the 40s. during the day tomorrow, yeah, still going to be windy. 15 to 25 miles an hour. gusts to 30. but much more sunshine. that will push temperatures into the mid 60s which is average this time of the year.
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less wind, beautiful day on saturday. kind of a win day sdy day sunda. still dry. dry monday as well and tuesday. look at the temperatures. 7 4 tuesday. 77 wednesday before we start going back down again. good evening, i'm danny pommells from come cast sports net. pat gillick is in charge of the phillies for now. don't miss the timeline for when the teams can be con tenders again. plus his thoughts on the future of ryan howard. that's next.
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in cases of rape,pposes aborin cases of incest,ions. and in cases where the mother's health is in danger. no woman should be forced to carry a pregnancy from a rape. mario scavello sponsored a bill to force women to have unnecessary and invasive ultrasounds. it's horrifying. women need to know that mario scavello wants to stand between them and their doctors in making decisions that aren't his to make. live and in your living room, danny pommells once again. world series continues between
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the royals and giants. phillies fans are wondering when they're see a red october again. pat gillick has temporarily taken over david montgomery's position as he continues to battle jaw cancer. when we spoke to him, gillick was candid about the team's future in an exclusive interview with john clark. >> when do you honestly think this team can contend again? >> i think where we are right now, probably it's going to probably be a couple years. i wouldn't think 15 or 16. i think somewhere around 2017, 2018. patience is kind of thin these days, but i think that this is going to be, you know, more of a rebuilding, restructuring than it is i would say reloading. >> will ryan howard be on this roster next year? >> just depends on the situation and what ruben gets, and, you know, as he said, everybody is in play right now. we're listing all the players on our roster, some players i said
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are more valuable than others and will have to wait and see, you know, what presents itself and if it makes sense to us, it makes us better and it gets us headed in the direction we want to go, we'll make that deal. >> we'll have more from gillick tonight at 11:00. one other phillies note to pass along, within the last hour the team announced outfielder grady sizemore has been signed to a one-year deal worth $2 million. eagles will battle the cardinals this weekend in the desert dealing with big questions marks on offense and defense. sproles practiced with the team. they limited him with knee injury. michael kendricks also practiced in a limited basis. he works his way back from a calf injury. here's chip kelly on the status from his linebacker. >> michael's been running around, you know, kind of watches him get acclimated back into drills and the team settings and how does he fit into terms of what we're going to do as we move forward? we have three training sessions to figure out how much can he contribute or can he contribute?
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lastly, comcast sports net confirmed michael carter williams is targeting a mid-november return from off season shoulder surgery. sixers close out the preseason tonight in detroit. that's sports. i'm danny pomellss. we'll be right back.
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well, we're blocked by the clouds, but we have the ability to get pictures from other parts of the world, don't we? and this is other parts of the united states. the moon coming across the sun. and just partially. not a total solar eclipse. and that dark spot that you see in the middle there, that's not a thing on the camera or on your tv. that is one of the biggest sun spots in years. across the area. >> amazing pictures. >> yeah. see, i get interested in the sun spot. all right. well, as far as our weather is concerned, things are going to be improving. more sunshine tomorrow. that pushes the temperature about 10 degrees higher than today and a really nice weekend. look at the 70s next week. >> that's what i'm interested
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in. thanks, glenn. for all of us here at nbc 10, thanks for watching. i'm renee chenault-fattah. >> i'm jim roasenfield. on our broadcast tonight, ebola scare. a doctor here in new york rushed to the hospital with ominous symptoms after he treated ebola patients in africa. moment of crisis, the startling new images released tonight showing the gunman storming canada's seat of power. and tonight, the man who stopped him is being hailed as a national hero. taking action, the high school changing its plans for an artificial turf field after seeing our report on the potential health risks. tonight, our follow-up. and "making a difference," the seeds so many of you helped to plant assuring hundreds wouldn't go hungry. "nightly news" begins now. from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this