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steven floyd was killed. his widow is also part of the lawsuit. the state failed to protect the guards. didn't provide staffing or a safe work environment. george spencer says the state ignored security concerns tr years. >> reporter: the legal complaint is 52 pages focused on troubling allegations about security in the prison itself and focused on the state leaders who attorneys say could have prevented the death of lieutenant floyd. her husband last year's correctional officer of the year was killed in february's 18-hour uprising at von correctional center. these officers also held host alk tried to save him but could not. >> they are not recovering well. >> attorney tom calls his client
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the walking wounded saying they still suffer flashbacks and nightmares. the federal lawsuit filed this morning alleges that the deadly standoff occurred because former governors ignored recommendations to increase staffing after a 2005 revolt at the same prison. >> instead they spent up to $23 million a year forcing understaffed officers to work 16-hour shifts overtime to save money. state leadership did have warning signs. it was widely discussed that building c was unmanage bli dangerous and had become a powder keg that was about to explode. and yet attorneys say searches for weapons were rare and security technology almost nonexistent. >> how many cameras do you think
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there were at that building? >> their own review of the uprising and proposed budget increases to add 50 new officers. tr floyd's family and the surviving officers, the lawsuit is expected to take years in the federal court system. reporting in wilmington, george spencer, nbc 10 news. a facebook murder manhunt ends. an accused killer took his own life during a police chase this morning. the manhunt started in cleveland. but a mcdonald's worker recognized the killer in a a drive-thru in pennsylvania this afternoon. the restaurant manager says stephens pulled up to the drive-thru and ordered a 20-piece chicken nuggets and french fries. workers tried to buy time for lifrs saying his order of fries was delayed. stephens said he had no time to waste and drove off. >> from what my supervisor and
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didn't want to wait and said had e had to go. i'm thinking at that point, he might have been thinking that somebody in the store recognized him and was trying to get out of here. >> state troopers then started to chase steempbs he shot and killed himself during the pursuit. no one else was injured. police are still searching his car. an off duty police officer is accused of shooting her husband in the groin. investigators tell us that shooting happened in the driveway of the couple's home while the children were inside. police say the husband was taken to the hospital and had surgery. neighbors didn't realize anything happened until they heard helicopters in the skies above their street. >> good neighbors, no noise, no problems. very polite kids. >> police say the officer did not use her service weapon to shoot her husband.
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a call in camden to end gun violence that is plaguing the city. to find out just how big of a crisis it is, nbc 10 got a look inside the police department's evidence room. >> those are some of the guns that officers are pulling off the streets. >> police say many of these guns are coming from out of state. >> reporter: that's right. in more than 80% of these deadly crimes, theelt guns are purchased outside of new jersey. often times at gun shows and without background checks. today residents hit the streets to reverse those staggering numbers. moms, sisters, students, aunts, uns and neighbors made noise marching today. it's an effort to quiet the sound of gunfire in their neighborhoods and encourage people to find their moral voice. >> when we see things, we need to report it.
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>> his killer emptied the gun. >> reporter: it still feels like yesterday. >> feem are sick and tired of what's going on in their neighborhood. >> every gun you're locking at. >> a step beyond the march right into the evidence room. these are the hundreds of guns used in crimes and seized on camden streets in recent years. 800 over four years, 100 year alone. >> every legal gun we can get means one more person gets to kiss their kid good night. >> 80% weapons were purchased outside of new jersey. 12 people were killed in homicides in camden. this year it's far less at two murders. thompson is hopeful we can save lives. >> we can start to change the dynamics of neighborhoods. he wants guns seized before crime os cur. >> there's more people out here
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with a gad heart than bad heart. >> reporter: you'll remember the 8-year-old who was murdered here in camden last august. her uncle attended today's march. he's in favor of today's message reaching lawmakers in washington to streamline gun laws nationwide. cydney long, nbc 10 news. the philadelphia fire department is respond ing ing t federal report about the death of firefighter joyce craig more than two years ago. the fire commissioner says his department has a lot of work to do to prevent another tragedy. he says it now sends more people to respond to a fire, has dedicated safety officers and closed stations called brown outs. still on the list, more training. >> the training that we need to do, we need dedicated training staff, we need dollars. >> closing arguments tomorrow at
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the courthouse. a jury will decide if eric frein is gmt of murder and if he should face the death penalty. the prosecution rested after ten days evidence included e emotional testimony from trooper alex douglas who was wounded in the ambush sniper attack. the defense team didn't present evidence or call any witnesses. if frein is found guilty they will try to convince the jury to spare his life. and jury selection is und underway in a case that got a lot of attention. a man accused of killing his 3-year-old son. prosecutors say david killed him in 2015 because the child got in the way of his relationship with a teenage girlfriend. they say he then called 911 to his son missing. the past half hour we learned jury selection is about half way through ask could be completed by the end of the day tomorrow. opening statements would start thursday. a warning for parents tonight. the wildwood crest police department is looking for a suspicious man preying on middle school kids.
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they say a man walked up to them and asked why didn't you say hi. in another case the boys playing outside asked if a man asked if his father was home. this drexel hill woman is accused of trying to kidnap a man. she responded to an ad in january placed by a man on craigslist seeking companionship. she showed up to the victim's home with two other men and tried to kidnap the guy. the victim fought back and called 911. all new at 6:00, a third high school student is joining a civil rights lawsuit against the boyerer town area school district. the lawsuit says three boys had their rights violated when they saw a transgender student who was transitioning from female to male getting changed in the lock er room. the school district has a policy that allows students to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with. we are getting a more detailed look at what the set up would look like for the nfl
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draft experience tonight. some renderings here, the draft experience will take over the ben franklin parkway next week. the first round is thursday, april 22nd. it runs through the 29th. and taking a live look at center city right now at the art museum. the first phase of closures are already underway. spring garden street westbound is closed at pennsylvania avenue and the right two lanes in it front of the art mu assume are also closed. phase two of the draft road closures kick in tomorrow morning at 6:00. the inside lanes of the ben franklin parkway will close to 20th street. history comes to life. all new at 6:00 can, how a a museum opening its doors tomorrow will change the way we learn about the american revolution. also helping a a family bounce back. new at 6:00, the community can rallies around a new jersey boy who saves his family from flames.
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and oh, what a day across the region. take a look out there in cape may. nobody on the beach. two people. maybe because it was chillier in the 50s. the rest of the area was in the upper 60s and low 70s. here's where we're going tonight. right into the 50s with clear skies. we'll talk about tomorrow, the 80s, a little bit of rain, a boom of thunder, maybe kind of a bad shoe day. we'll talk about that.
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tomorrow morning history comes to life in old city with the grand opening of the museum of the american revolution. >> it's the story of america's independence as you have never seen it before. >> sinmatic productions that bring history to life. interactive exhibits that let you explore with the touch of a finger. and a revolutionary approach to showcasing history with a modern twist. >> it serves as a private office. >> the first artifact the war tent was purchased in 1908.
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since then the museum collected 3,000 pieces of history together under one roof. thousand a century later, the idea is finally coming to life. what better spot to have a museum celebrating the independence than its birthplace here in philadelphia. >> there isn't a spot to get a broad nar tiff and have that located two blocks from independence hall makes it a home run. >> it all kicks off tomorrow morning. >> we're going to start at 8:00 in the morning at the tomb of the unknown soldier of the american revolution in washington square. how could we not honor those who are here in the city. we'll have a wonderful procession over independence hall. >> vice president john blunt will also be at the festivities along with a performance from one of the cast members of
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hamilton. nbc 10 is giving you a special look inside the museum before it opens to the public with our road to the revolution special. it airs tonight at 7:00 p.m. only on nbc 10. there's a new medical initiative in south jersey to help military members and their families. the hero connection effort will give active duty military families access to more than 75 medical services that are not available on the base. officials touted the new program's ease for its users. >> it takes just one call to our specially trained team to get the patients connected to the care that they need. >> the plan will also significantly cut down wait times for opponents and offer services closer to home. new at 6:00a community is coming together to raise hundred for a boy who saved family from
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a fire. they are hosting a benefit for 8-year-old kain o'connor and his family. nbc 10 introduced you to him last week. he woke up to flames and warned his parent asks helped them escape the fire alive. they lost everything. the golf outing and spaghetti dinner will be may 3rd. a billionaire heir es died today. but she was a modern philanthropist. she gave multimillions to thomas jefferson university. she was 88 years old. >> sign up for tsa precheck at the international airport. it's made my life so size. you can sign up for precheck at the new enrollment center. prechecked fliers can leave on their shoes, keep the laptops in
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bags. it will be at terminal b through the 28th. to our first alert weather now. did you get outside this afternoon and enjoy the sun? this is a look at spring garden. it insires some to dust it off. wearing the helmet is smart. >> enjoy the weather while you can. because more clouds are moving in tomorrow. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist tammie souza is here now with a look at what we can expect this our thabd. >> if you're out and about in delaware, it's been a a beautiful day. blue skies. temperatures away from the coastline have reached nearly 70 degrees. it's been spectacular. we should typically be in the mid-60s this time of year. we have changes on the way. more 80s are ahead. but also a few thunderstorms and, yes, even some rain.
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on thursday we could see rain showers and also on friday. maybe some isolated thunderstorms. this is going to be widely scattered. it's not going to be an entire washout. then we get to the good stuff. that's the heat. 80s return on friday. 70s on thursday. it's going to be very pleasant out there both days. even with a brief shower. i don't think it's going to last all day. we're going to have some quiet periods with some sunshine as well. the weekend is is a mixed bag. sun on saturday. foggy and chilly on sunday. e we may struggle to make 60 degrees across the area. doppler radar sweeping the sky. nothing going on here in our area, but off the west, we have a couple more storm systems in the pipeline. we'll start to see clouds increase from the first one by tomorrow and then we'll have several of them rotate through during the week. here are the temperatures. look at the 70s across the area right through the midwest through the ohio valley. the te valley, we were near 70 today. very comfortable. but we did have this on shore flow. the east winds is what kept us
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from reaching the mid-70s. 69 was our high. you're coming in at 57 degrees. . tonight we're going to dip to the 40s. but pretty much the mid-40s across the area. 43 in reading. wildwood at 46 degrees. when you wake up tomorrow morning, you'll need a sweater or light jacket. hour by hour, the easterly winds continue. tomorrow when you wake up, we'll still be in the east winds, but clouds will have moved in. by tomorrow afternoon, a sprinkle in the lehigh valley and mount pocono, we see things quiet down. overnight into thursday, we're looking at rain showers moving through. early on thursday, it kind of quiets down. we're going to make it into the 70s. we see rain returning early, but it gets out of here. look at that clearing in the afternoon. and what do you know. the 80s return. it isn't going to be too bad. but it's the weekend that's most interesting. i'll have that in your ten-day
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coming up at the end of the show. an eagle is taking a pay cut to stay with the team. a few birds share the goal and one of the best hitters is going on the disabled list. that's next. congressman macarthur promised to protect our health care.
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but when right-wing politicians tried to pass a disastrous health care repeal bill that raises costs and cuts coverage, macarthur wouldn't oppose them. macarthur wouldn't protect us from a bill that raises premiums and causes 24 million to lose their insurance. wouldn't oppose a massive "age tax" on people over 50. but supported a 600 billion tax break for the wealthy. tell tom macarthur - stop trying to repeal our health care.
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by the time the drugs rannd wout, i was addicted.. it happened so fast. i ended up on the streets, where the drugs are cheaper and easier to get. i was a full blown heroin addict, selling my soul to get high. when i realized i needed help i didn't know where to go. but i got help and you can too. you're not alone. help is within reach. this is governor chris christie. call 844 reach nj or visit
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i'm john clark. brent celek has taken a pay cut to stay with the birds going from $4 million to $3 million. he's the second longest tenured eegal and this says a lot about him. a real taem guy.
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carson wentz said it yesterday. the eagles goes is to win the division. graham says he needs to be more of a leader. curry is ready to take the next step. he and jordan hix both share carson's enthusiasm. >> goal one is to win the division. it's been the first thing that coach has talked about since he got here. in order to make that next step, you have to win the division. >> we're close as far as our mind set. that never changed. everybody is hurt in the right place. howie ask those guys bring in a lot of good character guys. >> on to the phillies, they start another series with the mets. kendrick on the disabled list. the team has called up mark lither jr. clay had surgery today to repair his torn flex sor tendon. he's out four to six months. so basically his season is over. take a look.
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last night nhl playoffs a bruins fan tried to take one of the senators sticks as they are coming off the ice. look at the black stick. he slashes the hand's fan with his stick. that's got to hurt. and how about pittsburgh pirate josh harrison having some bad luck. what are the odds. he was hit on four straight at bats over two days. he got plunked the last two at bats in chicago. then last night first two at bats in st. louis. and in the same area. the lower left leg. baseball historians don't think this has ever happened before. i say he goes and plays the lottery now. what do you think? >> he needs to keep the trend going. >> with some ice on his leg. >> a lot of ice. now for a look at what's coming up tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00. >> it was a billboard. another eye-catching stunt. how he plans to send a message to the school district during the nfl draft. that's tonight at 11:00.
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taking a live look at broad street. very spring like day out there. hopefully you got out to enjoy some of it. there are some clouds moving in tomorrow. >> you knew we'd have to have them. we can't string two of these days together. let's take a look at these ten-day. 63 tomorrow. we'll start with a little sun, but the clouds will thicken throughout the day. we could see a shower or storm. isolated in nature on thursday. 70s there. 80s on friday. everywhere but the jersey shore. clearing out for a magnificent evening. 65 with sub on saturday. right now sunday looks soggy and chilly and raw and blustery. let's scoot ahead to the nfl draft. thursday and friday, sunny with upper 60s and low 70s. >> i know it's early and it could change, but that would be perfect. >> thanks for watching. the road to the revolution at
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7:00. >> up next, "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. we'll see you back here at 11:00. tonight, the manhunt's dramatic end, the facebook killer shoots and kills himself as police gave chase. mcdonalds employees credited with the tip to call 911. what they did to keep him at the drive through while authorities raced to the scene. >> mixed messages on north korea. the white house said they were sending warships as a deterrent but now laernd they were headed in the opposite direction. what a lot of parents don't know about prescriptions for sunscreen could be putting them at risk. the heart of a champion, how an nfl player's tragic death saved the life of a baseball hall of famer. incredible story. "nightly news" begins right now.


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