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close call. two detectives in an unmarked car when something unexpected coming crashing through. justice for kur ren. ikea reaches a $50 million settlement with a family from our area. the problem that killed their son and what you need to know to keep your loved ones safe. winning streak. an eagles fan gets season tickets without paying a dime. how he does it, and how you can do it too. >> announcer: nbc10 news starts now. it's over now, so i'm going to start my life. >> free at last. a man released after spending ten years in prison for a crime he says he did not commit. good evening. i'm jim rosenfield. earlier today, we brought you the story of dante rollins, no
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longer facing charges after new evidence showed he had an alibi. he was originally convicted in a shooting that left a boy paralyzed. new tonight, the victim's mother says that letting rollins free feels like a slap in the face. she spoke exclusively to nbc10's drew smith, who is live in center city with more. drew. >> reporter: jim, we have two very different emotions happening here. one family feeling whole again after their loved one walked out of these doors a free man today. but there is another family out there still feeling like they're struggling for justice a decade after a young boy's dreams were shattered in gun violence. there were big smiles at the criminal justice center tonight with dante rollins walking free into the arms of his mother. >> it was messed up what happened to me, but it's over now. so i'm going to start my life. >> reporter: the district attorney says new evidence backed rollins' alibi that he wasn't at the scene of the shooting that left 6-year-old ja bar wright paralyzed.
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>> i wasn't there. i mean can't get no truer than that there. >> reporter: while rollins finally feels vindicated, there are different emotions going through ja bar's mother. >> tired, confused, outraged. >> reporter: she says ever since the innocence project took on rollins' case, it has moved too fast, and they've lost sight of the victim. >> you feel like this man is innocent, let twelve jurors decide it. >> reporter: but there will be no new trial. the d.a.'s office is dropping all charges. >> although it is regretfully painful to the wright family, justice has finally been done here today. >> reporter: rollins' legal team says they are thrilled he will get to spend the holidays with his family after they worked so hard for his release. while the wrights will be toe together too, they continue to agonize over ja bar's pain. >> we're no longer the victim. how can it be that it's the holidays and they have holidays and my kids don't have holidays.
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i don't have -- i don't have money. i don't have resources. >> reporter: and alicia wright says she will never stop fighting for her son. as for donte rollins, he says he's looking forward to a nice bath, time with his family, and doing something productive with his newly free life. we're live outside the criminal justice center in center city. i'm drew smith, nbc10 news. new at 11:00, a close call for two philadelphia detectives. a forklift driver plowed into their car with them inside. nbc10 at 16th and carpenter street just after the accident. if the forklift had hit a few inches differently, the detectives could have been seriously hurt. no one was injured, though, even though their car had major damage. $50 million. that's how much ikea will pay the families of three toddlers killed when dressers tipped over onto them. one of those toddlers was a 2-year-old from westchester. his family bought his dresser from the ikea store in consha
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hocking, and nbc10's aundrea cline-thomas is live there tonight. aundrea. >> reporter: no amount of money can ever bring back their child. the hope, though, is that the settlement can keep other families from having to endure their pain. take a look at their little faces. camden ellis is from washington state. ted mcgee is from minnesota. and curren collis is from westchester. each boy was 2 years old when they died after an ikea dresser tipped over and crushed them. >> i didn't see him anywhere. so i went over and kind of pulled everything apart, and i saw the little top of his head trapped between the dresser and the edge of the bed. >> reporter: earlier this year, curren's mother recalled what she called the worst thing that's ever happened to her family. she joins the two other families and filed a lawsuit against ikea. in june, the furniture company issued a national recall of 29 million dressers, the same model
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that tipped over and killed all three boys. >> i think ikea recognizes that it made a defective product and a product that exposed kids all over america to danger. >> reporter: in a settlement, ikea agreed to pay $50 million to be divided equally between each family. ikea will also increase funding for safety campaigns. alan feldman, an attorney representing the family, says ikea is sending a clear message. >> i think what ikea was trying to do is effectively say we're sorry. they have agreed to never again sell chest or dressers that don't meet the national safety standard. >> reporter: nbc10 reached out to jackie collas, she declined an on camera interview but said in a statement, i'm so proud we were able to negotiate such great terms, to know that my little boy was able to save so many children makes my heart happy. solace in the midst of deep pain, hoping no other family will have to endure. also as a part of the
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settlement, ikea will be donating $150,000 to children's hospitals across the country. that includes chop. now, the story serves as a reminder about the importance of anchoring furniture to the wall, especially if children are in the house. reporting live from conshohocken, aundrea cline-thomas, nbc10 news. >> thank you. a delaware man is behind bars and his alleged accomplice on the run after a police chase through philadelphia and the suburbs. the chase ended in upper chai chester but started on ar minute go avenue in philadelphia. police tried to pull over a car but the driver wouldn't stop. troopers eventually pinned that car and arrested the driver, but a passenger got out and ran away. police have since learned that car was stolen out of new castle, delaware, this morning. a philadelphia man is now charged with stabbing a delaware county mother to death. investigators say the attack was random. byron allen allegedly killed natasha gibson just stebs from her friend's home in yeadon back in september.
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she was stabbed more than 20 times, and after the attack, allen was caught on surveillance camera going to get a beer. investigators call it one of the most brutal attacks they've ever seen. >> a heinous, brutal murder, and the motive is the stalking and the sport of killing is the motive. >> dna also linked allen to four sexual assaults in kensington. in each case the women's throats were slashed or they were choked unconscious. overseas tonight, a massive manhunt continues for the man wanted in a truck attack on a berlin christmas market. the suspect identified today as this man, 24-year-old aneegs amry. we've learned investigators found his wallet in the truck that ran into the market on monday, killing 12 people. amri had recently requested asylum in germany, but it was denighed. police questioned his parents in his native tunisia today. german authorities also say they had conducted surveillance on amri earlier this year, but nothing was found.
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today president-elect trump spoke out for the first time about the attack in berlin. he said what happened at the market is disgraceful and targeted more than just christians. >> it's an attack on humanity is what it is. it's an attack on humanity, and it's got to be stepped. >> mr. trump also defended his position on creating a muslim registry or a ban on immigration from certain countries into the u.s. the president-elect made the comments from his mar a la go resort in palm beach, florida. one of our areas most controversial investors is now joining the trump administration. billionaire carl icahn will be a special adviser on regulatory reform. icahn owns the tropicana casino in atlantic city and the shurterred strump taj mahal. the taj mahal closed in october after a benefits battle with the casino workers union. earlier this week, new jersey lawmakers approved a bill that would prevent icahn from reopening the casino without union labor. the bill still needs governor christie's signature.
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tonight dozens gathered to remember a young boy killed when his cobbs creek home went up in flames. >> give us peace. >> an emotional vigil tonight for 11-year-old elliott jenkins. it was held outside the damaged home. family and friends also released dozens of balloons into the air to honor him. jenkins was killed when fire tore through the house last friday. his father also has serious burns but has been released from the hospital now. still no word on what started the fire. new at 11:00, an effort to end north carolina's so-called bathroom bill, it has failed tonight. lawmakers rejected a repeal during a special session today. the law forces transgender people to use bathrooms that correspondent with their gender at birth and that led to months of protest and a boycott 69 state by some major businesses. it's not clear if another repeal vote will happen in the new year. just four days until christmas, and it certainly
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looks like the holidays all over our area. in chester county, tonight was the christmas snack tack lar. nbc10 in nottingham. kids got a chance to meet santa's reindeer, even hug old saint nick himself. the event raised money for the salvation army. and so did this winter wonderland block party in mayfair. look at this. look at all those lights. this is the 4200 block of greebie street. each year the neighbors create a one of a kind display. ♪ in chestnut hill, another holiday tradition ended in harmony. this was the final stag and doe night of the season. the past month has been a celebration filled with shopping and performances. so, glenn, how does the whether look for the holiday weekend? >> it's going to be warming up. i'm tracking that. take a look at that coming in. i also have some showers in my forecast. i'll tell you when to expect
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them and what's going to happen in your neighborhood. my nbc10 first alert forecast is coming up. look at all these eagle tickets right here. my name is keith joejz. i'm going to introduce you to an eagles superfan. all these tickets by the way, they were free mpt. i'll tell you how he managed it, next. also in good hands. he's the boy who captivated the nation after his double hand transplant at chop. tonight we're getting a new look at his progress and his big new adventure. ♪ think of your fellow man.
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♪ lend him a helping hand. ♪ put a little love in your heart. ♪ ♪ take a good look around... ♪ ...and if you're lookin' down, ♪ ♪ put a little love in your heart. ♪ ♪put a little love in your heart.♪ ♪ in your heart. (avo) the subaru share the love event is happening now and will have given ninety million dollars to help real people like these.
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this is the best christmas gift that you could ever give a person. >> more than a year after becoming the first child to get a double hand transplant, zion harvey is making remarkable progress. the 9-year-old had the first of its kind surgery at the children's hospital of philadelphia. now his doctors say he's making strides. zion lives in baltimore. he's now learning how to do things like pinch and write and even play baseball. his doctors say the muscles in
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his new hands are now functioning well, giving him a wide range of movement. his mom says the news makes the holidays even more special this year. >> it's like a fairy tale for me because my son got hands, and i'm the richest woman in the world now. >> zion lost both hands and legs after an infection when he was a toddler. he and his mom are now writing a book together about their experiences. new video shows vice president joe biden in town to cheer on the philadelphia flyers. fans captured these pictures of biden in the crowd the at the wells fargo center tonight as the washington capitals came to town. biden, who was born in pennsylvania, has stated in the past that he's a flyers fan, and we'll have full highlights of the game. that's coming up in sports. by this time tomorrow, speaking of sports, the eagles could be spoiling the giants' hopes for a playoff berth. the division goes down on thursday night football and one of the birds biggest fans will be in the stands.
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you might say he has season tickets, but he didn't pay for them. he grabs them every week without spending a dime. nbc10's keith jones shows us his secret. >> the guy's name is kyle lloyd. he's a superfan. he got all of these eagles tickets for free. the reason? csn's fan friday on twitter. they've landed lloyd here a seat more times than he could count. chances are somewhere in this crowd -- >> i feel like they're my season tickets. >> -- sits kyle lloyd. >> it's been brought to my attention i've won more than ten times. i guess it's like 13 or 15. >> he's an eagles fanatic at home and on twitter, watching the eagles' official account. >> every friday before home game and then they announce the location. first person who high fives swoops and says fan friday wins. >> two tickets free of charge. once lloyd even drove two hours and through three states just to high five the eagles mascot and beat out everyone else no matter what it takes. >> i ran across the street,
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almost got hit by a car, and high fived swoop. >> and even on his wedding anniversary, he managed to get to a philadelphia eagles game. how did he make it up to his wife? he took her to "wicked" on broadway, and he got those tickets for free. >> i like to enter contests. >> everywhere we looked, we saw family. take his father-in-law, an enormous sports fan who sadly passed away this summer. so now lloyd carries on the tradition, albeit winning the tickets, and takes his family to games. >> it's a family affair. we all go. you know, i have a list of people that's going to go next. >> reporting in clay mont, new castle county, keith jones, nbc10 news. >> my we've even made a few blankets for my sons. that's intention. nbc10 is your official eagles station. we'll be live at the link tomorrow night with exclusive pregame coverage. join keith at 7:00 p.m. then stick around for the game. kickoff set for 8:30. it all happens right here on nbc10. and to mark tomorrow's big matchup, nbc's sunday night
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football bus also rode into town. we caught up with the bus as it was parked outside the wells fargo center this afternoon. that bus gives fans a sneak peek of how the football broadcast comes to life. it will stay in town until tomorrow. what's the weather going be like at the link? >> it's going to be pretty good considering it's late december, and it's a night game. we could see a whole lot worse. there's no precipitation. we've got no pro-siptation around tonight. the temperature is not nearly as cold as the last couple of nights. still close to the freezing mark in much of the area. a little bit cooler in parts of south jersey. and so when you get up in the morning, go out to the bus stop, look at these temperatures compared to what we've seen. we were 11 degrees in allentown a couple days ago. 32 in quakertown, exton. reading is close to that. trenton too. atlantic city at 45 degrees. yeah, the atmosphere is warming up, and that sets us up for not too cold night for the eagles
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game. i mean after all, it is december, and it's at night. there's going to be a breeze too to make it feel a little bit cooler. now, traveling, of course a lot of people going to be doing that over the next few days. going to have some issues in chicago on friday with some snow moving in. not a big storm. and then that system moving into pennsylvania early saturday morning, but nothing like what we saw last weekend. and then that rain area is going to be affecting us as we go closer. friday afternoon is dry. friday evening is dry. but by saturday morning, we're starting to get a little precipitation. could start as a little bit of a wintry mix up in the lehigh valley, the poconos, but that's mainly a rain area. that is saturday morning. it's going to be wet. saturday midday could be wet. but not saturday evening. it's all gone by then. and so christmas eve is looking just fine. unless you want snow, then you're not going to get that.
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the temperatures a little bit above average. you can see down into the 30s in the lehigh valley. not a whole lot of wind either. and for christmas day itself, another pretty decent day except for the snow. and then going up to 52 degrees in philadelphia by 3:00 in the afternoon. starting the day off in the 30s. so, boy, we have some decent weather for a lot of folks here. and for new year's eve, the pattern is going to change again. the early outlook, cold and dry. temperatures only in the 20s with some wind too. >> all right, glenn. well, santa isn't the only one making holiday deliveries. up next, we're going to introduce you to the real-life elf who is spreading holiday cheer in our area. one home at a time.
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a south jersey postal carrier has transformed into santa's helper to make some deliveries of his own. he dresses up as an elf every december, goes on his route in carney's point. he delivers mail to moms and dads, but he also helps kids get their letters to santa. his bosses say they're okay with his annual uniform swap because they see how much joy it brings to their customers. >> every day i enjoy my job so much. a little add-on such as this makes it even better. >> a little add-on. this is the third year that he has dressed up as an elf. posing for elfies. >> dozens of kirds got help with their holiday wish list thanks to joel embiid. he met with 25 young people from the boys and girls club of camden county in cherry hill this afternoon. each child was then treated to clothes and a $100 gift card to
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the store. the event, part of the nba's season of giving. danny pommells, those eagles going to give the giants a tough time or not? >> jim, i was thinking the same thing. are they going to give them a tough time? doug pederson is very aware that the eagles haven't won a game in the division all season long, jim, and it's something he's looking to change. we've got those details coming up. the flyers were behind twice against the capitals but they seem to thrive when they're playing catchup. highlights next. >> announcer: t
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desk, brought to you by xfinity. x1 from xfinity will change the way you experience tv. hey hey, danny pommells with you once again. flyers and capitals tonight in south philly in front of the largest wells fargo crowd either. 20,011. flyers down a goal.
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nice outlet pass. the caps turn it right back over, and giroux pounces on it. his tenth as he finds the back of the net. we're tied at two. this one goes to a shoot-out. that's when the wayne train comes calling. goes top left corner for your game winner. flyers get the w. 3-2. to the birds now. the eagles 0-4. the eagles will go winless against the division for the first time since 2005. doug pederson said today he's aware of the situation. >> i think the division speaks for itself. i think it's one of the toughest divisions in the national football league. you know, it's been one of those divisions where, you know, any team beginning of the year obviously has high hopes and expectations to win that division. we were one of those teams. noek wants to not win a game in their division, so we're trying on thursday night or best to try to eliminate that. >> so with lane johnson's suggestion spings ca put,
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they'll have the starting five which includes jason peters. he was elected to his ninth pro bowl. peters turns 35 next month. ancient for an offensive lineman, but not too old for doug pederson. >> i love him. i want him on the team, you know. i don't want him to go anywhere. i want him to be an eagle for the rest of his career. so, you know, we get through these next two games, we'll have to address all that in the off-season. >> cue the music, nbc10, your official eagles station. tomorrow pregame coverage begins at 7:00 with the eagles game day kickoff at 7:00. game time is at 8:25, followed by eagles game day final. college hoops. number one villanueva on the main line, taking on american. late first half, josh hart. he can shoot a little bit. liquid with the jumper as he nova up 11 at the half. second half, wildcats on the break. jalen brunsen to hart. he finished with 20.
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noe va rolls to their 18th straight win. that is your look at sports. i'm danny pommells, csn. we'll be right back. ♪ think of your fellow man.
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♪ lend him a helping hand. ♪ put a little love in your heart. ♪ ♪ take a good look around... ♪ ...and if you're lookin' down, ♪ ♪ put a little love in your heart. ♪ ♪put a little love in your heart.♪ ♪ in your heart. (avo) the subaru share the love event is happening now and will have given ninety million dollars to help real people like these.
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as the clock ticks down to tomorrow night's game at the lynx, some eagles players get "the tonight show" treatment. tonight host jimmy fallon does his popular nfl superlatives. >> this player is jason kelce. he's the center for the philadelphia eagles. he was voted most likely to be santa's tindr photo. >> oh, yeah.
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swipe right. >> you could catch tonight tonight st "the tonight show" starring jimmy fallon next. got any weather superlatives. >> if you like warmer weather for the christmas weekend, you've got it. and if you want a cold new year's, you're going to have that too. take a look. it's why we do ten-day forecast. we've got temperatures going up into the 50s for saturday, sunday, monday, tuesday. and then at the end of the ten-day period, just as we get to new year's eve, we get really cold again. >> 20s that night for lows. >> yeah. highs only in the 30s. >> that's nbc10 news at 11:00. i'm jim rosenfield. thanks for joining us. have a great night. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- viola davis. nick kroll. chef daniel humm.


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