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overseas. they asked her if she wants to join the martyrdom. prosecutors say she replied that would be amazing. a girl can only wish. the isis fighter says i can make that wish come true. >> what can you tell us about the next hearing on wednesday. >> the hearing is scheduled for wednesday. it's a probable cause hearing as well as a detention hearing. >> thomassey obtained a defender but thomas will be held without bail. >> i don't have any further comment. we'll be prepared next week to proceed on her behalf. thank you. >> reporter: prosecutors who declined to comment say the suspect is a flight risk. just last month she booked a flight from philadelphia to spain and planned to travel to syria to fight alongside the islamic radicals. federal agents raided her philadelphia home a few weeks ago. that may have spooked her. because prosecutors tell the us she never got on that flight that she booked to spain. meanwhile, she could face 15 years in prison. live at the federal courthouse in center city, randy gyllenhaal, nbc 10 news.
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now nbc 10 investigative reporter mitch blocker. he is live in the north philadelphia neighborhood. >> mitch, what is the reaction out there to charges against keonna thomas? >> reporter: keith and renee, genuine surprise. this block north 10 street in north philadelphia has been under surveillance for at least a week. the target of that surveillance we learned has two young girls, and neighbors say she kept pretty much to herself. the blind shade drawn inside the house we traced back to keonna thomas. neighbors say she shared wit her two daughters, her mother and her grandmother. three american flags dot the front awning where hours before the fbi arrested thomas for attempting to aid terrorists. >> she didn't bother nobody. she came and gone. she was always in her religion attire you know. she didn't bother nobody. >> reporter: roni patterson told us her children played with thomases' kids. she said police have been in the neighborhood all week but didn't know what the fbi was
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specifically doing here until today. >> today they just went in you know and brought her out. and that's when we see the counterterrorism body wear and stuff like that. oh, okay. >> reporter: this is the first time thomas has been arrested. we knocked and twice called numbers linked to the address. the woman who answered the phone told us she was related to thomas, but said they had no comment. now we talked to more than a half dozen neighbors here on north 10 street. they basically echoed each other, saying that thomas kept pretty much to herself, and that they are truly surprised with what she is charged with. for the investigators, i'm mitch blacher, nbc 10 news. yesterday we told you about two women in queens arrested in a terror plot. the women are charged with planning to build a bomb out of propane gas tanks. investigators say one woman communicated with al qaeda and the other woman watched violent videos made by isis. the women allegedly talked about bombing military or government sites.
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>> just how many americans have gone to join isis? the u.s. director of national intelligence james clapper says about 180 americans left to go to the middle east. that includes people who may not have gotten there as well as people who did join isis or were killed fighting or went elsewhere after fighting. about 40 of the 180 were found to have gone on humanitarian missions and were not terrorist threats. isis is a splinter group of al qaeda that started in iraq in 2006. its goal is to create an islamic state in iraq and syria. as of march 12 the cost of the u.s. air campaign stands at $1.83 billion and counting. >> count on nbc 10 news to bring you new information about the suspect charged in this case here in philadelphia. as soon as we get developments we'll bring it to you on the air and on which you can address by smartphone any time anywhere using the nbc 10 news
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app. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> nbc 10 first alert weather tracking showers and the threat of storms. the storms could arrive in a matter of hours. >> we've seen rain off and on for part of the day, plus milder temperatures. our live skycam network showing the philadelphia skyline this afternoon. it's a little foggy out there. let's talk more about the risk for storms. >> first alert meteorologist sheena parveen is tracking it all. what can we expect? >> as we go through the rest of this evening, we still do have a chance for some thunderstorms. right now, though, it's fairly quiet. we have mostly just the light rain around in parts of new jersey. otherwise just sprinkles across the area. this is all the way through the shore to ocean county that is rain on the lighter side. through kent county and delaware, just light rain out at the moment. but as we go through it later on this evening, there is a chance we could see at least a couple of thunderstorms. another area of rain, and some storms flaring up down to our south and west. this is moving in our direction. they'll be watching us as we go through the rest of the evening. as for temperatures they will
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still mild. 7:00 p.m. this evening, we still do expect some showers around. some of the rain could be locally heavy. i don't think everyone will see the heavy rain. but there is a chance we could see some embedded heavy showers. and by 7:00 temperatures staying about the mid to low 60s. by 10:00 tonight, the chance of rain may be a couple of thunderstorms. still will be in the forecast. and temperatures will be staying in the 50s and 60s. so still a very mild evening. as far as the severe threat as we go through tonight, yes, we could see some locally heavy rain and some thunderstorms. but the chance of any hail or tornado activity, that is going to stay very low through the area. so mainly we'll just be watching for the threat of some thunderstorms. we'll talk more about the details on that and some big changes for your weekend, including your easter sunday forecast. that's coming up. >> okay sheena. heading into the holiday weekend, stay informed about the changing weather. you can get the first alert outlook from passover and easter any time this weekend by tapping on the nbc 10 news app through your smartphone or tablet. today some are saying a convicted cop killer does not
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need to be back in prison. mumia abu jamal was back in the hospital after complications from diabetes. today about 15 of his supporters rallied in front of the attorney general's office. they play abu jamal is not getting proper medical care. he is on death row for the 1982 shooting that killed a philadelphia police officer. officer daniel faulkner was shot to death by abu jamal during a routine traffic stop. abu jamal claims he is innocent. >> we want the necessary medical health care for our brother mumia abu jamal. we do not want him suffering laboring in that prison unnecessarily. >> supporters are demanding daily visits with abu jamal. funeral service will be held tomorrow for the offduty officer killed inside his delaware county home. a viewing will happen at 10:00 a.m. for darby borough hudson.
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there will be a motorcade that will pass the firehouse. officer hudson was off-duty when he was shot to death with his own service gun. it happened at his house in glenolden last saturday. his girlfriend was charged with the murder. police were already holding finch for an alleged assault on hudson from last summer. religious leaders from different faiths are coming together this good friday to denounce an ad featuring adolf hitler that is now on the side of septa buses in philadelphia. as we have been reporting, the ad stirred complaints and concerns and even a legal battle from septa that the transit company eventually dropped. jesse gary spoke to the organizers of the event. what is the message? >> reporter: renee, their message is to come together as one. septa complied with the court ruling and put up ads on 2/3 of their buses on wednesday. they completed the process today. the same day members of different faiths joined in
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solidarity against the ad's message. >> manage that was meant to be divisive god has blessed us to make it something that will help us to teach each other. >> reporter: on a day holy for many members of three prominent faiths are showing unity. the catalyst for the convergence of views controversial septa bus advertisements running the entire month depicts hitler with a muslim leader in league against the jews. >> how could that possibly happen? every other person in philadelphia is muslim. >> reporter: the ads are funded by the american freedom defense initiative headed by pam geller. adfi has run similar ads in other cities. >> i will not sacrifice my freedom of speech so as not to offend savages. it's a ridiculous premise. >> reporter: but the people inside this synagogue that has become a mosque say the bus messages are providing opportunities to shine a light of understanding on the islamic faith and build on philadelphia's interfaith movement. >> these horrible ads are actually a sad shameful act of desperation.
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>> reporter: and septa says they have made some policy changes to make sure these controversial ads don't get a second life after they finish their run at the end of this month. we'll talk about that coming up in the next hour. we're live in north philadelphia right now, jesse gary nbc 10 news. we have new information as it supports the idea that the crash of germanwings flight 9525 was deliberate murder in the sky. the initial reading of the black box data recorder shows the copilot sped up the plane even as he used the autopilot to descend into the alps last week. prosecutors say andreas lubitz repeatedly tried to stop an alarm from sounding. the second black box was recovered yesterday. it was found in a ravine and was so badly burned the normal orange casing was black. and it's still gathering evidence for the crash. prosecutors also revealed that lubitz had spent time online in the days before the crash researching suicide methods and
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cockpit door security. two americans killed in the crash. emily selke and her mother yvonne were both on board. yvonne was a graduate of springfield high school in delaware county. stories of horror are emerging from the massacre at a kenyan college. at least four gunmen in suicide vests targeted christians in the killing spree yesterday. survivors said the gunmen asked them their religion. christians were shot on the spot and muslims were freed. the country is braced for more possible attacks. but today religions are pulling together with the #one kenya trending on social media. happening now, pope francis is tracing the way of the cross at the coliseum in rome. it's part of good friday services around the world. the stations of the cross is an ancient tradition in the catholic church going back to the fourth century when christians went on a pilgrimage to the holy land. meanwhile, christian pilgrims
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flock to jerusalem for a procession to mark good friday. the pilgrims retraced the steps jesus is said to have taken along the via de la rosa on the way to his crucifixion there are 14 stations. the final five are in the church of the holy sepulcher which was built over the area where christians believe jeez was died and was laid to rest before resurrecting easter sunday. in delaware christians also took part in the stations of the cross. the bishop led the service. the rainy weather drove people inside. the stations of the cross commemorates the 14 scenes from the day that jesus was crews crucified. this is the 20th year for the event there. five churches and seven pastors came together to observe one of the holiest days on the christian calendar.
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good friday services were held at solid rock baptist church in south philadelphia. service were held each night at a different church. today they all came together so the seven pastors could preach the seven last words of christ. the same concept has been happening for the past decade. and sundown tonight marks the beginning of passover. ♪ the eight-day observance recalls the story of moses and the ancient hebrews' escape from slavery and egypt. passover is marked by a ritual prayer meal known as seder. many jews will eat unleavened breads and other traditional foods during this holiday. the phillies have come home and now they're ready to play ball. the phils take on the pirates in the preseason action tonight. it's the on deck series. the two teams will play again tomorrow afternoon. if you're heading to the ballpark tonight, remember the new security measures in place. fans will are to go through metal detectors at all gates.
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comcast sportsnet john clark is live at citizens bank park. the phillies are taking on the pirates. devoted fans are just happy for spring baseball. >> reporter: yeah, i tell you what, the phillies are back. you can see a come of the pitchers warming up behind me. two games here exhibition games, and then it starts for real on monday with the home opener, which is of course on nbc 10. ruben amaro just spoke to the phillies fans. and he got one boo. only one boo? i'm disappointed. and president just spoke to the fans, quote, this is going to be an interesting year. so that's how the phillies are going forward. this is a rebuilding year. here is ruben amaro when he landed back in philly after a pretty bad spring training at clearwater, especially for the offense. >> this year is kind of the theme. it's a little bit of a work in progress. we'll have to try to show improvement in a variety of areas. but we'll see how it goes.
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like i said i think we're relatively healthy and we'll get the season going and see where it goes. >> we'll take these two days and brush up our skills a little bit and get settled in here at home. and hopefully use these two games to end spring training on a good note. >> the phillies won one of their last nine games to finish off their clearwater schedule. and ryne sandberg said some of the play was unacceptable. he wants to clean some of those things up this weekend and try to get going on monday. i'm john clark live at citizens bank park. we'll see you in an hour. >> all right, john. let's keep our fingers crossed. the game that really counts starts next week. the home opener is monday. our team will bring you a pregame show called "welcome home phillies" that starts at 2:00 hosted by myself. then the first pitch just after 3:00. that's monday, right here on nbc 10.
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>> you guys are going to have a good time down there. get a look at new food and fashion additions at citizen's bank park this season. we have photo galleries you can check out by tapping on the nbc 10 app for smartphones and tablets. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> well kind of a rainy day today. the temperatures are warm. so it's going to stay kind of rainy at citizen's bank tonight. warm with a threat of a couple of thunderstorms. so that is not going to be out of the question later on this evening, there is a chance we could see at least a few through the area. then the winds increase. mostly overnight tonight. but you will definitely notice it tomorrow. winds could be gusting near 40 miles an hour or higher in some locations. so it's going to be a really windy saturday. the entire weekend is going to be cooler than what we have basically seen today. and yesterday. but sunday is going to be a really good day. live look out at citizen's bank park right now. 62 degrees, cloudy skies.
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visibility down to five miles. so we do have some low clouds out there. but the rain has been kind of off and on today. that's how it's going to be as we go through tonight too. radar is not showing rain for everybody. but some light rain mostly in parts of south jersey and parts of kent county in delaware. but, again, this is very light rain. nothing really organized at this point. light rain for parts of atlantic county across the ac expressway, into parts of burlington, ocean counties. but what we are really watching is down around kentucky. this is the area of republican and possibly thunderstorms that could be impacting us later on this evening. so we'll be watching that very closely. future weather is going to continue giving us at least isolated areas of heavy rain. even by 7:00 p.m. tonight. and then as we go through the later evening hours, 10:00 p.m. closer to 11:00 p.m. we still do have the chance for maybe a couple isolated thunderstorms. and then overnight, the moisture stays around, but the good news with the timing of the clearing, it clears out early tomorrow morning. but winds increase. take a look at our future wind
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gusts. right around 35 to 40 miles per hour as we go through your saturday. so it is going to be a dry day to start your weekend. but it's going to be windy and cooler. so this northwest wind is actually going to pull in some cooler temperatures. even by 3:00 p.m. saturday, the winds still gusting 30 to 35 miles per hour. so it's going to stay very windy to start off your weekend. easter sunday the good news is it looks a lot better. for tonight, rain with a chance of a couple of thunderstorms. that's possible. winds increasing overnight. 50 for the low in philadelphia. 44 degrees areas north and west. tomorrow we're clearing, and we're a little cooler. temperatures around the mid- to upper 50s. again, a very windy day through the afternoon. then we go into your easter sunday, and it looks really good for easter sunday. starting off with the morning hours, though it's going to be a little chilly. temperatures will be the 30s when you wake up sunday morning. by 6:00 a.m. around 38 degrees. nine income the morning, around the mid-40s. and by noon we should already be in about the mid to low 50s. and we'll be topping out around the low 60s for easter sunday. so it looks really good for any
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easter egg hunt as we go true the entire day sunday. monday phillies' home opener looks really good. a mix of sunshine with increasing clouds. temperatures mid-60s. and then rain chance comes back after that. and 20 minutes of nonstop news continues with this. accused drug dealers and buyers swept off the street of one local street. >> a neighborhood where young kids walk to and from school every day. here is the neighborhood they targeted the 25 police district. detectives say it is a notorious drug zone. the most recent sting netted police 60 arrest. and officers seized two dozen vehicles. nbc 10's deanna durant spoke to people who live in the neighborhood where the crackdown happened. >> let's face it drugs won't be entirely erased. but do residents feel that will help improve the neighborhood? >> reporter: well that depends. they're certainly hopeful about the drug efforts. take a look here at the vast majority of people. these interest people that philadelphia police say they busted in just one day. they say they live in the city and the suburbs, and they were buying and selling drugs. now people in the neighborhood say this is part of the problem.
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there are so many customers and buyers, they say that they hope that the philadelphia police efforts will work. >> you can't leave your kids out here by themselves. too much traffic. nothing. >> reporter: this mom isn't going much further than her front porch. she says even in her own neighborhood she isn't sure who is who. >> a lot of people come from other places. >> reporter: the buyers? the dealers? >> yes. look around all the area. >> reporter: 60 busted in one day. and philadelphia police say they know there will be more. those coming looking to sell drugs, and those looking to buy them. >> if you think it's a good idea to come into philadelphia for you already live in philadelphia to buy illegal drugs that not only will you be arrested and charged for that crime, but your vehicle will be confiscated. >> reporter: police say 35% of those arrest ready people from the suburbs picking up drugs before and after work. and when police picked them up, they confiscated their cars too.
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>> we have children and parents who are walking through open air drug markets. >> reporter: police say they can't erase the drug problem in one sweep, but they're promising they'll be back. >> they're doing it right. they need to, especially around here. >> reporter: police are also saying they plan on posting these pictures on social media. the inspector of the narcotics division saying that if your employer doesn't know that you're selling or using drugs, that they soon will. also he says that the threat of them losing their vehicle should also be enough to keep them out of the city when they're buying and selling drugs. reporting live, deanna durant, nbc 10 news. going to the hospital now coming at a much higher price. the data breach. gaining access to social security information in our area. plus the trick health expert says will help your baby learn much faster. coming right up on nbc 10 news.
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craigslist sale goes wrong today. now philadelphia police are looking for a thief. it happened in brewerytown. a dad and his son from allentown were selling a dirt bike for $2,000. they met with the buyer at 30th and ogden streets. >> the guy wanted to test ride it. so he gave my dad the cash, and then he took off. and then inside there was a $5 bill with newspaper rolled up in it. >> he showed us pictures of the stolen bike. he is hoping police will recover it. two men are in the hospital after being shot at an off campus party near temple university. police tell us the victims and the suspects are not temple students here. a fight started at the party on north park avenue, and then someone started shooting. police chased and arrested a 24-year-old man with a gun. a second man is also in custody. fire damages a new recreation center in montgomeryville. sky force 10 over the building.
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you see smoke being vented out of the roof. the rec center was still under construction. no one was hurt. a fifth dui arrest for this wilmington man here on the left side of your screen. police say anthony poletta hit a pedestrian and kept going. while pulling into his home he hit a wooden shed and ran away. he was arrested shortly afterwards. the florida developer who bought the revel casino says this is just the first step in a $500 million plan. he will announce tomorrow the plan to buy more casinos in atlantic city. yesterday he won approval from a bankruptcy court to buy the revel. he wants to buy the showboat that casino was sold to stockton university to become a new satellite campus. all right. let's get back to breaking news. a terror suspect among us. >> that's what federal investigators say. federal agents arrested 30-year-old keonna thomas of north philadelphia. she is accused of trying to join
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isis. minutes away a live report on the case the feds have against her. new at 4:30, a clearer picture. nbc 10 with new video of a local man moments before he died at the hands of police. and the criticism that followed of how this was all handled. i'm track showers and possible storms that could interfere with your friday night holiday plans. plus changes as we head into your saturday. get the details in my exclusive nbc 10 first alert and forecast.
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nbc 10 breaking news. >> right now at 4:30 nbc 10 in federal court today as a philadelphia woman faced a judge on charges she was trying to join the terror group isis. the feds identify her as 30-year-old keonna thomas. >> investigators say she went by
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other names as well. she wanted to travel overseas and join the group best known for beheading of innocent people. nbc 10's jacqueline london is live in our digital operation center. >> jacqueline, tell us what happened when the suspect made her first court appearance today. >> reporter: keith and renee, keonna thomas didn't say much at all during her court appearance today. and investigators say she went by two aliases, fatayat al khilafah and young lioness. nbc 10 has learned that the philadelphia and philadelphia police began investigating her after she tweeted messages sympathetic to terror. prosecutor says she later began talking to talking to isis fighters overseas, and told them she wanted to join their cause. today we spoke to thomas' neighbors in north philadelphia. they say they have spotted the fbi, but didn't know what they were doing there until today. >> today they just went in you know, and brought her out. and that's when we seen the
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counterterrorism, body wear, stuff like that and we said oh okay. >> reporter: neighbors say thomas lived a this home with her two daughter, her mother and grandmother. they say she was quiet and mostly kept to herself. thomas will be held without bail, and she is scheduled to appear in court again for a hearing on wednesday. live in the digital operations center, jacqueline london, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> first alert weather. technology closely watch aguet weather system. showers and the chance of storms this evening. sheena parveen is back. >> sheena what is the timeline here? when are we most likely to see the storms? >> i think later this evening. part of the area has a chance to see a couple of thunderstorms. right now the weather pattern, at least right on top of us is more of cloudy and a little rainy here and there. nothing in the way thunderstorms currently. but it is a larger area back off to our south and west. i'll show you that in just a second. but right now we do have some light rain along the shore near atlantic city. philadelphia just seeing the low
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clouds at the moment maybe some drizzle here is a live look at center city from the adventure aquarium across the delaware river and camden. there you see the low clouds of some of the tops of the buildings. can't really see buzz of that. now we're getting a little more moderate rainfall moving into berks county also lancaster and approaching redding. redding should start to see more moderate rainfall here very soon. another area down to the south and west. that's a little more impressive. we're going to watch that more closely. we still do have the possibility of later thunderstorms this evening. temperature around 63 degrees. showers around. a little breezy outside. by 8:00 p.m. i think around this time frame, we should have the best chance of a thunderstorm. and i don't think everyone will see it too. it might be mostly south of philadelphia. 62 degrees by 8:00 p.m. and ben 10:00 p.m. still fairly warm outside. 62 degrees. still a chance for scattered showers. by ten p.m., we're not really going to clear up until saturday morning, tomorrow morning. and that comes with a lot of wind in the forecast. i'll show you that and also some cooler temperatures. and your easter sunday forecast
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too. that's coming up. >> showers and storms to start the holiday weekend. plus change is on the way. you need the stay informed throughout this weekend, with first alert weather updates delivered right to your phone with the nbc 10 news and weather app. new at 4:30 an attorney is launching an independent investigation into the death of a cumberland county man in police custody. >> meantime nbc 10 has obtained new video of the encounter, which chronicles some of the man's final moments alive. harry hairston is live in vineland this afternoon. >> i was out there. this is a whole lot clearer. what does it reveal? >> reporter: well i tell you, first of all, police say they were responding to a disorderly person. now this video gives us a clearer look at exactly what happened. these are the final moments before 32-year-old philip white's death this past tuesday. >> do it now! >> family friend released this video to nbc 10 news just a
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short time ago. it gives a clear picture of how violent police officers handled white as he laid on the ground. melita simms says she grew up with white and was shocked by his death. >> he was a caring person. he always was the time to be there to protect you. >> reporter: we asked vineland police and prosecutors to comment about this new video. no one responded on a day when offices are closed for good friday. but top ranking law enforcement official and former use of force instructor, who is not connected to the case, did comment. i asked the 30-plus year veteran for his observations. speaking on anonymity, he tells us, police appear to have white under control and should have called off the dog immediately. but he says he was most disturbed when he saw one officer do this. >> do you have it? >> uh-huh. >> all of it. >> all right. i need your information and i'm going to take your phone. >> reporter: law enforcement says that demand was inappropriate and police have no right to take anyone's cell phone because they're recording
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uniformed police officers making an arrest. just a short time ago, white's family released a statement saying in part quote, there are grave concerns about the circumstances that surrounds this death. mr. white's demise is the second police-involved force incident within 91 days. the public and mr. white's family deserve answers as to how philip was killed and why there is a lack of oversight of local police. and so far there no official cause of death. reporting live in vineland harry hairston nbc 10 news. >> thank you very much. switching gears, though now, philadelphia's mayoral candidates are getting ready to face off in next week's debate. lynne abraham, oliver milton kennedy and williams will take part. telemundo 62 are proud to partner with the greater philadelphia chamber of kmescommerce
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to host the debate for mayor. jim rosenfield will moderate the debate which you can watch right here on nbc 10. we want to give you a chance to ask your questions to the candidates. all you have to do is click on the nbc 10 news app, or go to while you're logged on you can also find a link to buy tickets. and this week on nbc 10 at issue, you'll meet the six candidates competing for your vote. hear where they stand on issues that will impact your life, whether you live in the city, the burbs, your wallet your safety. sunday at 11:30 right after "meet the press." so which is cleaner, your smartphone or a public toilet? >> oh unfortunately, renee, the answer may surprise you. the clue to cleaning your phone too may not be what you think either. >> like you know like taking a varnish off a beauty of painting. you have just ruined your masterpiece. >> don't like hearing that. nbc 10 with the dirty details about filthy phones.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> it's now a crime to be too skinny as a model in france. parliament today passed a measure making it illegal to use anorexic models. modeling agencies and the fashion houses that hire them face possible fines and even jail time.
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models would be required to go under a full medical assessment proving they're not undernourished before being hired. you're not going to like this. researchers say the average cell phone, the one in your hands probably right now holds about 18 times more bacteria than a public toilet handle. >> ugh. >> that's why this device on your screen was created. it's called phone soechlt it is an ties while they're charges. more abrasive cleaners can cause damage while cleaning. >> if you use a strong enough abrasive, it's like taking a varnish off a beautiful painting. you. >> ruined your masterpiece. >> very interesting. another method using a microfiber cloth instead of ammonia and alcohol that could damage phones and televisions for that matter. a new study finds the element of surprise is key to learning. johns hopkins showed 11-month-old babies familiar objects like a balls.
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babies learned to expect. but when they used a magic trick to make it sure like it was passing through a wall, the babies perked up even banging the ball to test its validity. >> i think they just like playing. turns out hundreds of local people may have been victimized when they were at their most vulnerable. >> wheel they were being transported in an ambulance. today the local emergency service reveals what happened a couple of years ago that you never knew about. and they just learned. well some areas could get heavy rain tonight. maybe even a spring storm. i'm dragging the weather wet, plus winds ushering in changes in my first alert weekend forecast.
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>> good friday brings together catholics at the basilica of st. peter and paul in center city. archbishop edward adams presented the homily. the way of the cross procession takes place at 7:00 p.m. at the basilica as the holy week enters into its final phase before easter sunday. good friday means good meets for one church in north philadelphia. >> take a look at this video. parishioners at christ like pleasant green faith baptist church prepared food today. the meals will go to people in the congregation who need a little bit of help and it's an annual tradition. for easter it's one of telephone sweetest days of the year. according to a survey americans will spend about $2.2 billion this year on easter candy. just over $20 on average in the midwest and nearly $25 in the northeast. >> you have to budget what you get for easter throughout the rest of the summer, because there is a little bit of a dip. >> there is some good news though, for chocolate makers.
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coco prices have leveled off lately after shooting up last year while sugar prices are down. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> well, a little drizzle today didn't stop people from walking around glenside montgomery county. the rain has been coming off and on most of the day today. that's kind of how it's going to be for the rest of the evening tonight, with the chance for some thunderstorms. some of you could see that rainy with chance of a storm later on this evening. that's going to stay in the forecast, and even overnight tonight the moisture is going to hang around. once it does clear out in time for your weekend, it is going to get windy tomorrow. winds gusting near 40 miles per hour maybe even higher in some locations. and it will be cooler too. the winds will be ushering in some cooler air to start your weekend. easter sunday looks really good. mid-60s right now. low 60s in philadelphia. 63 wilmington. 68 degrees right now in dover. a lot cooler towards the shore.
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49 degrees in stone harbor. so it is warm and rainy this afternoon. here is a live look outside. a lot of low clouds out there. kind of cutting off the top of some of the but that will stay in the forecast tonight too. and so will that rain. locally, we're mainly seeing some light showers through delaware and south jersey. also a few showers trying to move into part berke county. but closer to the shore near atlantic city a little egg harbor, light rain there. but really the majority of it is still off to the south and west. that's where we see some thunderstorms flaring up in parts of kentucky. and that's what we're going to keep our eye on for this evening. as we go through the next few hours, 8:00 p.m. still looking at scattered showers around 10:00, 11:00 tonight. the moisture still going to be with us. we can't rule out the chance for a thunderstorm. but by tomorrow morning, that's when we clear out, and the winds could be gusting near 40 miles an hour. it is going to be windy for your saturday. but the good news is all the rain will be gone. so we'll see conditions improving.
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more sunshine. by sunday we stay nice and dry. for your easter sunday conditions look really good. so by 6:00 a.m. temperatures around 37 degrees. by 8:00 this the morning, four 1 degrees. by 10:00 a.m., 48 degrees. looks really good for any easter egg hunts. and it won't be as windy as we go into sunday like it will be for tomorrow. then we go into monday and the weather looks like it's going to cooperate for the phillies home opener. southwest wind going out to center field. maybe 10 to 15 miles per hour. temperatures should be pretty nice too. by 3:00 in tavernhe afternoon. looks like we're going to stay dry through the day. 63 degrees by 7:00 p.m. should it be nice for the phillies as well. tonight we'll be dealing with some scattered rain showers. a chance of a thunderstorm. winds increasing overnight tonight. low temperatures still mild, in the 50s and 40s through the area. tomorrow we'll be clearing and cool were highs topping out in the mid- to upper 50s. again, a windy day. winds could be gusting near 40 miles per hour or more. so remember that as we start off
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your weekend. sunday looking good 62 for the high for your easter sunday. again, mid-60s as we go into monday. and then we continue the rest of next week with temperatures in the 50s mainly. but those rain chances start to increase too. but i think everyone is just really paying attention to the weekend. the easter plans. and then of course phillies home opener. nice weather for that. so it looks like everything is going to be cooperating nicely as we go. especially into the end of the weekend. but tomorrow very windy. don't be surprised the when you walk outside. it's going to be gusty. >> thank you, sheena. look at this. some local patients who went for an ambulance ride may have been taken for a ride. >> that's right. they could be the victims of fraud. today the personal information that ended up in the wrong hands. what they got and what they did not. and all new on "nbc 10 news at 5," as you drive, chances are you traveled over a structurally deficient bridge. we break down the numbers across the area and explain why the push is on to get them fixed fast.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> names, birth dates and social security numbers were taken illegally from the philadelphia fire department. >> it happened three years ago. but officials are now getting details on how extensive this breach actually was. investigators say an employee of advanced data processing exposed information to a theft ring and including ems services for the philadelphia police department. >> the fire department's independent investigation revealed the employee accessed information of 750 patients who
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used the ems service on april 1 and 2 of 2012. that's in addition to the four months stolen from patients between february and october of 2012. right now it's still unclear whether the information was used fraudulently. for anyone who may be affected, the fire department is offering free credit monitoring. you physically get forms from the fire department or download our free nbc 10 news app. there you'll find everything you need to get answers surrounding the philadelphia fire department's data breach. "nbc 10 news at 5" is next. >> here is jacqueline london. >> next all new tonight on "nbc 10 news at 5," we continue to follow breaking news. the arrest of a north philadelphia woman charged with planning to join isis terrorists. what happened today in court, and why she is not the first person from our area linked to plots against america. and we still have some showers in the forecast for this evening. the possibility of a thunderstorm. but big changes as we go into
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your weekend. i'll show you what your easter sunday forecast looks like too, coming up. and the clock is ticking. we are now just a month away from the blue cross broad street run. this runner has a history of finishing near the top. how she is gearing up to win. that's next on "nbc 10 news at 5."
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nbc 10 breaking news. >> right now at 5:00, the global effort to stop isis zeros in on
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our area. inside this north philadelphia row home federal investigators say a local woman was planning to join the terror group. her name is keonna thomas and the feds say she also planned to travel overseas and fight alongside other isis terrorists. >> but thomas was arrested this morning. and nbc 10's randy gyllenhaal is live outside the federal courthouse where the woman had her first court appearance this afternoon. randy, what did we find out about her? >> reporter: you mentioned her legal name keonna thomas. the feds say she also had two aliases. the first was fatayat al khilafah. the second was the young lioness. the feds say she desperately wanted to get to syria to fight with isis, but she lived right here in philadelphia. keonna thomas stands before a federal judge. she is wearing a long black dress and you can only see her eyes. she is accused of trying to get to syria to join isis fighters. she doesn't say much in court, but prosecutors say she even booked a flight from philly to
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spain and would have snuck into syria through turkey. the feds tracked her on social media, saying she posted tweets like this one, if we truly knew the realities, we would all be rushing to join our brothers in the front lines. pray allah accept us as martyrs. prosecutors say she then started online chats with isis fighters overseas. they ask her if she wants to join the martyrdom. prosecutors say she we plies that would be amazing. a girl can only wish. the isis fighter says i can make that wish come true. what can you tell us about the next hearing on wednesday? >> the hearing is scheduled for wednesday. it's a probable cause hearing as well as a detention hearing. >> reporter: her public defender says they're just now getting their hands on this case but thomas will be held without bail. >> we'll be prepared next week to proceed on her behalf. thank you. >> reporter: federal officials have been tracking homegrown isis sympathizers. they say about 180 american citizens have been on their radar. local


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