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francisco prado-contreras is charged with statutory sexual assault. police arrested him after a 15-year-old girl came forward saying he might be the father of her 7-month-old baby. sky force 10 flew over the playground with francisco prado-contreras coached the team. the girl said he was a family friend and she played on that soccer team. in 2015, she asked him for a job and he said instead he paid her to have sex with him. a city spokesperson tells me that francisco prado-contreras has been suspended from all parks and rec facilities. we're expecting to learn more about this case very shortly. police are holding a news conference this hour and we'll be there. we'll bring you more information as we get it. back to you. >> thank you. now to more breaking news in france. a police officer killed in paris. you're looking live at the police response to that shooting right now. and tonight, president trump is
offering his condolences to the victims. >> let's go live to nbc 10's jacqueline london in the breaking news center. >> the suspect was killed when police returned fire. this is a look at what's happening near the scene of the attack by the city's famed champs-elysees. paris police warn people to avoid this area. the attack came three days before the first round of france's tense presidential election. president trump is meeting with the prime minister of italy today at the white house offered up these condolences within the last hour. >> it's a very, very terrible thing going on in the world today. it looks like another terrorist attack and what can you say? it just never ends. we have to be strong, and we have to be vigilant and i've been saying it for a long time. >> french television is reporting that an innocent bistabbb bystander was hit by gunfire. no word on their condition. we'll follow the latest with
this breaking news. jacqueline london, nbc 10 news. the penalty phase in the trial of convicted cop killer eric frein is now under way in pike county. frein was found guilty on all charges yesterday in the deadly ambush of two pennsylvania state troopers in 2014. now the jury will decide whether to put frein on death row or sentence him to life in prison. this afternoon the widow of corporal brian dixon spoke to the jury for more than an hour. this portion of the trial could last until next week. we'll go live to pike county where nbc 10's randy gyllenhaal is getting insight into the sentencing from inside the courtroom. randy will have that emotional testimony of the statement from corporal dixon's widow coming up at 5:30. in the meantime, new information on the deadly police shooting in wilmington yesterday. we brought this to you as breaking news. tonight we know the man who police killed was wanted in connection with another shooting.
nbc 10 is learning more about the suspect and what police say happened. what have you learned about this? >> reporter: the suspect's name is keith price. it all started when they tried to serve a warrant for his arrest. by the time it all ended in the parking lot of this church, innocent bystanders were involved in car crashes, a school was on lockdown and that 21 year old was dead. >> major crime squad detectives identified keith price as suspected shooter in the april 9th shooting. >> reporter: new castle county police say keith price fled in his green civic setting off a pursuit as officers tried to arrest him on attempted murder charges. >> keith price continued to ignore officers' commands and crashed his vehicle into a fully marked police vehicle before driving from the scene. >> reporter: initially an officer fired one shot but that didn't slow him down. they say price crashed into innocent bystanders before running away.
>> the police officers were screaming get on the ground. get on the ground. >> reporter: police shot and killed the 21-year-old in the parking lot of st. helena's catholic church. >> we have additional princess, coloring books. >> police returned to the church today. >> bring gifts to the kids so they feel comfortable with law enforcement and police and incident that happened yesterday. >> neighbors just wanted to know what happened. >> of course i would like to know that this is taken care of for a good reason and it was something that couldn't have been avoided. >> reporter: now teachers and administrators say the students at the school were safe and were not aware of what actually took place outside. the police officers involved, we learned, have been with the department for 3 years and 18 years respectively. currently on paid administrative
leave which is routine because the investigation is ongoing. reporting live from north wilmington, nbc 10 news. turning to our first alert weather. this is the place to be today. check this out. outside. we found this young one having some fun with the sprinklers on a sunny afternoon. mesmerized by the water. but there is a but there. we're tracking potential for overnight showers or storms here on first alert radar. >> let's bring in erica. what will we wake up tomorrow morning? that's the big question? >> that's the big question. definitely temperatures above average. unseasonably warm conditions and the possibility of some scattered showers perhaps an isolated thunderstorm. right now current temperatures are in the 70s. it looks like philadelphia so far the highest temperature so far is 76 degrees. mt. pocono nice and warm at 60. millville, 77.
wilmington currently at 75 degrees. so above average to say the least. however, we are starting to see clouds develop across philadelphia right now and across the entire delaware valley. satellite and radar showing us storms through central pennsylvania. as we zoom in just a little bit closer, we could see some scattered showers moving through approximately 8:26 p.m. for philadelphia. 8:13 p.m. for wilmington and 7:13 p.m. for reading so it won't be a dry night. out the door forecast the next couple hours by midnight in philadelphia, it looks like you will see one or two isolated thunderstorms moving through. for the pa suburbs by 8:00 p.m., already seeing threat of thunderstorms. same for lehigh valley and that will be the trend at least by midnight for the rest of the delaware valley. coming up in just a bit, we'll talk about the threat of those isolated thunderstorms and that warmup. back to you. >> thank you. the first day of testimony in the trial of a camden county
father accused of murdering his 3-year-old son ended with the boy's mother taking the stand. >> samantha was called as a witness for the prosecution and in opening statements the assistant district attorney told the jury that david "d.j." creato killed the boy because of his relationship with a teenage girl who didn't want the son in the picture. >> he took good care of him and was sweet and loving the way a father should be to his son, wasn't he? >> yes. >> you never had any doubts that he loved his son, did you? >> no. >> back in october, police discovered brandon dead. a montgomery county man placed an ad on craigslist and
arrested a woman last night after a traffic stop. under investigation by the police department for her role in an attempted kidnapping. nbc 10 spoke to the victim yesterday. so-called straw hat bandit is in custody tonight. the fbi says richard boyle of doylestown robbed nearly a dozen banks between 2012 and 2016 stealing nearly $500,000. boyle wore everything from a straw hat to band an ybandannas face. the bill's author says arming teachers will improve safety of students, teachers and school staff. critics are vowing to prevent the passing.
governor tom wolf opposes the bill and says that he will veto it if it gets to his desk. in a statement, the governor said, school personnel shouldn't be told the only help they'll get from harrisburg to make schools safer is an option to carry a loaded gun around their students. to a setback for lower marian school district as it fights to keep a tax increase it imposed on residents. a judge ruled that the district had to cut the tax from 4.4% to 2.4%. the school district appealed. today that appeal was denied. the case started when a local lawyer filed suit that the district was asking for more money than it needed from taxpayers as it sat on a multimillion dollar surplus. the school district says the latest ruling doesn't prove wrongdoing and it will continue a challenge. the attorney is calling for a refund. happening now, parents, teachers and school leaders in philadelphia are talking about how they're going to spend money next year. the meeting being held at the
education center. the school reform commission already laid out nearly $3 billion budget. some of what that includes is new materials for k through 8 math and reading classes and more funding for advanced placement classes and nurses in every school. delaware just received $7.5 million grant for early childhood education. the money will fund learning opportunities for low-income families in kent and us sussex counties. new at 5:00, protecting immigrants inside new jersey's courtrooms. why a judge is fighting to make that the case. fight for his brain. why aaron hernandez's lawyer is threatening a lawsuit one day after the former football player was found dead in his jail cell. and joint session. why a free giveaway on capitol hill today ended with at least six people in handcuffs. finally, stalking a former first
car, and shot into it killing the officer. two other officers then chased after the gunman. both officers were shot but the suspect was killed. this all happened along the champs-elysees. we've also just learned that the suspect was flagged as an extremist. we'll continue to follow this breaking news story and bring you new information as soon as we get it. the family of former nfl player aaron hernandez wants to donate his brain to science. he died in jail yesterday from an apparent suicide. he had been served a life sentence for murder. an attorney for hernandez says the family has authorized boston university to conduct cte research on the brain, but he says the med. >> caller: examiner is refusing to release it. >> we're here today to prevent something tragic from happening to his remains and to something that could prevent us from all having the truthful answers to what happened here.
>> a top massachusetts official says the medical examiner will release hernandez's brain as soon as the investigation into his death is completed. authorities have arrested a man accused of stalking former first daughter malia obama. investigators say the man showed up at her workplace in manhattan three days last week with a signed proposing marriage. he said he wanted to marry malia to get to the former president and ask for help for his country. secret service agents eventually picked up the man and referred him to a mental health facility. former president george h.w. bush remains in the hospital recovering from what his spokesperson calls a mild case of pneumonia. we're told the 92 year old is gaining strength after a good night's rest and spirits high. there's no plan for mr. bush to go home tonight. new jersey supreme court justice wants courtrooms to be a safe place for immigrants. the chief justice wrote a letter to the secretary of homeland
security asking the agency not to arrest immigrants who show up to state court. two people were recently arrested by immigration agents. he fears the action will keep immigrants from showing up to court to testify in trials. as a result, criminals could go free. this afternoon, a facebook discussion about the potential funding cuts for planned parenthood in pennsylvania. the meeting was held in bucks county and streamed on facebook. pennsylvania governor wolf was there with planned parenthood president along with women who use services at planned parenthood. they talked about what funding cuts would mean to women in bucks county like having limited access to essential health services. the fight against drugs in pennsylvania is getting a financial boost from the federal government. $485 million is being distributed by the department of health and human services to fight opioid addiction. pennsylvania is getting 26 million. new jersey and delaware are also
getting money from the government. new jersey getting nearly $13 million and delaware is getting $2 million. several marijuana advocates were arrested after holding what they called a joint session on capitol hill. a pro-cannabis group was celebrating 4/20 by passing out joints to congressional staffers. the group thought they were doing it legally by holding it on d.c. property but capitol police said they were on federal property. only medical marijuana is legal here but there's a bill in the state, the first state, right now to legalize recreational marijuana. in pennsylvania, the state's auditor general is pushing to leg legalize recreational pot. police arrested four suspects after getting reports
of a home on glen avenue stealing electricity through a rigged meter. police found 20 pounds of pot in the basement along with thousands of dollars and a gun. philadelphia is a city steeped in history and today the city announced a new historic preservation task force. the mayor made that announcement at city hall this morning. he said the task force will be looking for other cities to see how they preserve their history, and he wants you to help with ideas too. >> task force meetings will be open to the public. i hope all will participate. >> the mayor said the historic preservation ordinance the city has in place is more than 30 years old and the city is a much different place now. the task force will begin working in june. ♪ >> you recognize that one.
"the national anthem" where this musician entertained passers by with his clarinet. let's talk to nbc 10 first alert meteorologist erika martin. wouldn't that be nice? >> it would be. temperatures for today above average so unseasonably warm is the key phrase for today and for tomorrow. right now, 76 degrees in philadelphia. above the average of 65. trenton, 71. mt. holly, 74. vineland, 73. atlantic city cooler right now with that sea breeze at 64 degrees. now, notice right now lehigh valley seeing really mild conditions. that's going to be the case for today. tonight in fact overnight lows will be much warmer than normal. less than ar walnut, 69. white hall at 73. bethlehem at 71 degrees. future temperatures i'll start
this at midnight. i would like to show you what they were talking about. by tomorrow afternoon into evening hours, we'll climb into the low 80s. by 5:00, 6:00 p.m. tomorrow, 81 in philadelphia. westchester, 79 degrees. a pair of sevens for doylestown. a live look outside right now. it's dry. we starting to see some clouds develop. doppler radar picking up on some light returns just to the west of the pa suburbs and lehigh valley. here is our setup. an area of low pressure hovering over the great lakes. you can see a warm front right here which is why that warmer air is sliding into place. that cold front will be here by the weekend and trigger cooler temperatures. i expect locally that we may see scattered showers and one or two isolated thunderstorms moving across the region and possibly some area of patchy fog developing later tonight through the overnight hours.
let's time this out for you hour by hour. starting at 6:00 p.m., notice here we'll pause at 8:30 p.m. seen the spintroduction of heavr downpours. greens on the screen by 10:00 p.m. we could see one or two isolated thunderstorms around philadelphia. keep that in mind. by 11:00 p.m., showers move in from west to east pushing offshore. the ten day brings us 81 for tomorrow. 66 on saturday. we dip well below average on sunday. 59 is the expected high temperature. and possibly some showers. by monday we are seeing a mix of sun and clouds for monday, tuesday and wednesday. we get spoiled. lots of sunshine for thursday and friday. we ends the following week in the 70s and 80s. back to you. >> we'll take it. up next, why this air horn
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jammed there. no word on if that driver got away with any cash. a suspected serial burglar is under arrest. police think he hit the same bp gas station three times and family dollar once. all three happened this month. he was arrested after a witness spotted him coming out of the bp gas station with merchandise. a north jersey man who wore a bunny costume and blew an air horn at police s has plehas ple guilty to disorderly conduct. kevin admitted to repeatedly blowing his air horn inside a police station while he was there to turn himself in for an unrelated charge last november. at one point an officer hit him. that officer will stand trial for assault in july. more than 50 fellow officers came to court today in a show of support. we are just one week away
from the nfl draft right here in philadelphia. >> coming up, we're getting new insight from the eagles into who they'll take with their first pick. >> first, promposals and promposal rejection. >> you are probably seeing these over the top prom invitation. why one school is banning them during school hours. >> live to pike county for the sentencing of a killer. the man who ambushed pennsylvania state police will learn his fate next. >> the future of atlantic city looks brighter. how project is bringing more than 1,000 jobs to the city. congressman macarthur promised to protect our health care.
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.
>> we are following three breaking news stories. first in paris. investigators say a man drove up to a police car, got out and shot into the car killing the officer. two other officers then chased after the gunman. both officers were shot but the suspect was killed. this all happened along the champs-elysees. we're also learning now that the suspect was flagged as an extremist and in the past few minutes the french president said he believes this is an act of terror. to seattle where two more
police officers were shot while responding to a robbery there. this is a live picture of the police activity in washington state. you can see there is quite a lot of it. we just learned that the officers' injuries appear to be minor. that's good news in all of this. officers are closing the streets and asking people to stay inside. breaking news in new york city, a firefighter has died while fighting a fire in queens. this is a live look there from a helicopter. investigators say he fell 14 stories while battling an apartment fire. the penalty phase in the trial of convicted cop killer eric frein is under way in pike county. today the widow of corporal brian dixon spoke to the jury for more than an hour. nbc 10's randy gyllenhaal has been in pike county covering this trial from the verdict and now to the sentencing. >> he joins us live with insight from the courtroom today. he's been inside for as long as this trial has been going on and covering this case for almost
2 1/2 years. what have you found out? >> reporter: well, powerful testimony today from tiffany dixon. she's the wife of slain corporal brian dixon. she showed the jury photos from happier times. they a their wedding. honeymoon. birth of two young sons but recounting that horrible night in september of 2014 when eric frein ambushed a police barracks here and shot her husband with a sniper rifle. she spoke to the jury for more than an hour recounting their long-distance relationship when dixon was at the philadelphia barracks working his way up the ranks. >> great passion for traffic performance particularly in the dui area. >> reporter: in 2014, dixon transferred to pike county to be closer to his wife and children and then came the night of
september 12th and the ambush by eric frein. tiffany kissed her husband good-bye and hours later got a knock on the door forced to hell her sons that daddy has been shot and killed. some jurors crying during testimony learned of the family's struggle since the ambu ambush. the prosecution wants more than that guilty verdict. they are seeking the death penalty. >> justice has been done to this date and we will be looking for full justice next week. >> reporter: friein's defense team points to his struggles who had issues with his own father. we expect them to call eric's family to the stand including his father, mother and two
sisters. live in pi philadelphia city council wants to give more money for the families after a police officer or firefighter is killed on duty. it would increase the hero award to $35,000. the award was last raised in 2002 by then mayor jim kenny. in south jersey dozens of new police officers are patrolling the streets of camden. >> under the authority of the people. >> 48 recruits graduated from the police academy today. new assignment, camden don't poli -- camden county police department. they can't wait to make a difference in the community. >> we've been waiting for this day for a while. we're excited to get on the street and make a difference in the community and help people. >> i thought it was the coolest job ever. i'm actually glad that i was able to make my dreams come true. >> some of the rookies went
straight from this graduation to walking the beat. their first shifts started immediately. in other news, in new jersey, the unemployment rate is now at its lowest level in ten years. unemployment fell to 4.2%. the state's private sector employers added 54,000 jobs over the past year. here's a look at some of the stories making headlines county by county across our region today. in camden county a warning from the health department. raccoon removed from outside of a home last week tested positive for rabies. the raccoon attacked a dog over food left outside. the dog is okay. in lehigh county, a perk for landlords in an effort to reduce overcrowding. the city is offering low-interest loans to landlords that reduce the number of apartment units in buildings. in delaware county, doughnuts and dads was a major hit at chester community charter school. this morning dads were invited
to school along with their kindergartners and first graders. along with doughnuts, dads were given special gifts handmade by their little student. this is the third year the school has held this program as a way to say thank you to dads. several towns are vying for a top prize in a national contest. they are in the running for $25,000. the money would help revitalize downtown business districts. america's main streets contest supports small businesses. voting ends on sunday. >> to a settlement that's been reached in the 2013 natural gas explosion at rosemont college. a settlement approved today includes new gas safety enhancements and a $15,000 civil penalty. two workers were injured when a subcontractor hit a gas main which caused a fire. families with children in critical care at st.
christopher's hospital have a new place to go when they need time to themselves. the philadelphia ronald mcdonald house opened a family room at the kensington hospital. it includes a dining, lounging and reading area for parents to spend countless hours in hospital rooms. construction is officially under way for the brand new centennial commons. mayor kenny and others helped with the ground breaking today. the project will include play spaces for kids, picnic areas and a rain garden. a million dollar family friendly amusement in atlantic city is getting torn down before anyone can ever use it. we're going to explain. a new attraction in new jersey wants to prey on your fear of heights and spiders. plus, promprosals band. why officials say studen s tell they're no longer allowed during school hours.
today philadelphia city council approved public hearings to talk about the way juveniles are treated in prisons, jails and detention centers. some council members want to get rid of solitaire confinement. 30 to 50 juveniles charged as adults are held in philadelphia's adult prison system. many of them spend 23 hours a day alone in a cell.
no date has been set for public hearings. electric car owners in philadelphia are still in limbo after mayor kenny says he refuses to sign a moratorium. it was passed by city council earlier this month and says you can't apply for a permit to designate your own parking spot. mayor kenney is calling on the city council to come up with a long-term plan. the moratorium in place without the mayor's signature. look at these food trucks for what's called the food truck roundup. today the owners of these food trucks donated 33% of what they made to action wellness. the philadelphia organization benefits people living with hiv/aids. 200 restaurants around the city will do the same thing during dining out for life. the cost of being a cigarette smoker in new york city could be a lot more expensive. the city's mayor wants to raise the price of a pack of smokes from $10.50 to $13.
that would make new york cigarettes the most expensive in the country and he wants to reduce the number of licenses issued to retailers that sell tobacco products. the fda is redefining the term healthy and asking the public to weigh in. with nutritional guidelines changing over the years, food and drug administration wants to update the definition of healthy particularly when it comes to labels. it wants to make sure the word reflects the public's input. consumers have until april 26th to weigh in on that issue. back here at home, the nfl draft is exactly one week away now and the birds better be ready. >> eagles decision makers. they speak today on the nfl draft coming to philly next week and why they learned from draft mistakes of the past. that's next. today's high temperature in philadelphia topped out at 77 degrees. but the next weather story is tracking those showers and isolated thunderstorms headed into our viewing area. i have your most accurate
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take a look for yourself. every single day ben franklin parkway looks different as the nfl takes over. here's a live look as we are exactly one week away from the draft and as the city is hustling to get everything in order, the eagles are prepared to make their draft pick. >> let's bring in john clark for what birds revealed at a news conference today. >> they didn't tell us who they're taking. they never do. but we didn't get that out of them.
eagles decision makers did speak today about the process and just like the sixers they trust their process of putting together their draft board. they have 180 players on their board to choose from and they say they learned from the past take the best player available. everybody says that every year. this man was hired to the right. joe douglas. head of player personnel. the first draft that he's running. there were a few times in the past where eagles thought they had a need at a certain position and they tried to draft the player to fit that need. he says that does not work. he says they have learned from that. the mantra is take the best player available. >> there are teaiers of guy whe you may have five guys that are great and stacked but so close together. one thing that is hard to explain is that there are
medical questions on some of these guys. there may be guys that are out of the question because of injury, durability, some sort of concerns that are medical out of our hands. there are character issues. we defer a lot of those questions and information to people who are experts in the field. >> eagles were asked about joe mixon, one of the best running backs in the draft but punched a woman in college and caught on video. eagles would not say if he's still on their draft board or not. we'll have a lot more coming up at 6:20. for now, i'm john clark. >> looking forward to that. nbc 10 is your home for the nfl draft. we're bringing you three draft specials next week. first, next wednesday, the day before all of the action starts, that's when we will host and on thursday we have our annual draft day previews. and on sunday we recap every move the eagles made in the 2017 nfl draft.
we already know who the eagles will be playing this season. we are just a few hours from finding out when those games are going to happen. the nfl will announce the full 2017 schedule tonight at 8:00 p.m. you can find details tonight on the nbc 10 app. six flags great adventure in ocean county is unveiling the tallest and fastest virtual reality drop ride. if you have a fear of heights or spiders, the drop of doom is not for you. riders plunge 41 stories at 90 miles an hour the whole time virtual spiders will crawl all over their bodies. the ride debuts in may. >> no thanks. >> no thank you. a ropes course that cost more than a million dollars is now being taken down. the owner told nbc 10 the reinvestment development authority won't approve any traffic pattern changes so the course is being dismantled
before anyone could use it. we called the casino reinvestment authority and had no comment. it isn't open for business yet. stay away from the seals at the jersey shore. a record number of the animals are showing up on the beaches. marine mammal stranding center is reminding people to stay 50 yards away. many seals are pups and they come to the beach to warm up. other seals could have health problems. and historic birth at sea world. the last killer whale calf made its debut. the 25-year-old mom and her newborn are already enjoying the bonding process. she was already pregnant when seaworld announced last year it was ending its breeding program. no name yet for the calf. it's still in the 60s in cape may. live look from our camera on beach avenue. you can expect a repeat of today
and tomorrow. we love it. >> love that too. overnight rain. let's not get too ahead of ourselves. erika martin joins us. a warmup on the way. >> we topped out at 77 degrees. well above average of 65 in philadelphia. right now easterly wind at 5 miles an hour. current temperature 76 degrees. let's look at your neighborhood for the pa suburbs. seeing lots of 70s out there. certainly very comfortable. w your current temperature at 70 degrees. heading down to delaware, we're also seeing a nice afternoon and evening. harmony hills 70 degrees. milton at 70. allendale current temperature at 74 degrees. we're seeing easterly and southeasterly flow.
this is our set up. area of low pressure offshore. we do have that warm air sliding into place. this low will be the trigger mechanism for this cold front sweeping through. we do have much chillier temperatures by this weekend. we go from 80s tomorrow to 60s by saturday. i'll use our tracker. we could see scattered showers and one or two isolated thunderstorms and we are seeing some thunderstorms just to the west of us right now. our tracker is doing a great job showing us what we couldn't see soon enough. you may see scattered showers. 8:42 p.m. in trenton and around 8:30 in philadelphia. hour by hour forecast also showing us what to expect. you can see here isolated thunderstorms moving across the delaware valley and that easterly push there so plenty of clouds. we'll see some areas of patchy fog for tonight so keep that in mind. out the door forecast bringing us isolated thunderstorms
through the entire viewing area by midnight and through overnight hours so by early tomorrow morning some of us getting up nice and early at 4:00 a.m. for a workout or getting ready to go to work or school. you will see a threat of isolated thunderstorms but good news is we are certainly trending much warmer. the ten day on 10, we'll talk about 81 degrees tomorrow. 66 on saturday. may see a p.m. shower. 59 on sunday. and then from there on out it looks dry and 70s by the following thursday. >> like the sound of that. thank you so much. a bucks county school district is saying i don't to those promposals. >> elaborate ways high schoolers ask each other to prom. we'll tell you why the school district is banning them during school hours and the students show us their most creative attempts next. coming up at 6:00, a mother takes the stand. the conversation she says she had with a man accused of killing her son.
kidnapping a student comes to a dramatic ending and startling new warning about potential risk diet soda pay pose to your brain. we'll tell you more about those stories when we see you for "nightly news." >> thank you for that. to this, promposals are becoming a major trend in high schools across the country. >> one bucks county school is telling students take it outside. they are banning the prom date ritual during school hours. >> reporter: dressed as a dinosaur, one student asks another to the prom causing gasps. it's one of many sent to us today to a sign from center court to a sign from above. >> it's important to express our creativity. >> sylvia fisher is the center of this flash mob. she said yes to her best friend who takes days to pull this off but events are getting too big.
promposals like this that block hallways or make students late must be ended. >> have you been promposed? >> yes. sunny in philadelphia theme. >> why they boast best prom in america, they say it's too big. >> it's the highlight of everyone's year. >> a total ban is not in place. just one inside the building and during school hours. the school says it's aware it's not just about the invite itself but the social media following. high school prom is on may 20th. a month from today. some promposals haven't taken place so here on the grounds before and after school is just fine. >> i'm thankful they weren't a think wh thing when we grew up. >> a whole new world. >> no question.
>> coming up, a mother takes the stand. >> the testimony she gave against her former boyfriend who was on trial for murdering their young son. also, a soccer coach is accused of getting a teenage player pregnant why investigators say he paid her for sex. >> dorms by the beach. major construction project promising to bring a surge of college students and jobs to atlantic city. >> it's excellent. it's long overdue. >> i'm ted greenberg. why it's seen as a game changer for the seaside resort. i'm tracking showers and storms for about two hours away from the philadelphia area. we'll talk about this. a huge warmup tomorrow and your weekend forecast. that's all straight ahead.
we're following two breaking news stories. first, philadelphia soccer coach accused of paying a teenage player for sex and then getting her pregnant. good evening. i >> the philadelphia police department just wrapped up a news conference in the past 20 minutes. >> nbc 10's brandon hudson is live there. what did you learn? >> reporter: what we learned from that press conference is the soccer coach who is suspected of imprig impregnatin
15-year-old girl and he is the father. they got an unanimous complaint that began this whole investigation. let's go to the mug shot of the suspect right now. the suspect's name is francisco prado-contreras. he lives in the 700 block of south street. he's in jail under a $750,000 bond. police say that he is accused or he is facing charges of statutory sexual assault, corruption of a minor among other sex crime charges. investigators spoke to his family. they found out that the two people that were involved, the suspect and the victim, had a relationship late in 2015. we can show you the video of the soccer field where this 15-year-old girl played when she was being coached by the father of her child. police say that this all began about a year ago when they firs met each other and it kind of has led to whe