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attorney immediately. rosemary connors is live at the courthouse. what happens now? >> reporter: he will remain in a jail cell until october 24th. that's when he's sentenced. he may well be moved to another federal facility. he said it was the time away from his family, his daughters, that prompted him to take the plea. >> you saw how emotional he was. it's a dramatic turning point in his life. >> he was a topic cop with political powers. that is until he took favors. today he pled guilty to one count of bribery and counseled spend five years in prison. >> i think it was leaping toward finding him guilty. >> reporter: the jury did not
get to deliberate but some say they were convinced by the evidence. one was bucks county businessman hoe mamd ali who testified about giving williams lavish gifts including a vacation to punta con ta, a couch, lavish gifts, dinners as restaurants. >> today mr. williams admitted he sold his office in skpank for a corrupt series of payments. >> reporter: as his spiritual adviser, has he expressed remorse to you. >> of course. of course. guess what. that's going to be done later. >> reporter: among the few was his spiritual adviser. >> he wants to get this over with and get this behind him. he's a man in transition and he's a man on the way back. >> reporter: now, we learned from the defense team today this plea agreement was on the table from the very beginning.
pleading guilty to one count of bribery. remember, he was charged with 29 counts related to corruption. we also learned from the defense team he went back and forth after hearing the. >> tom: from wednesday and that's when he decided to have the lead defense attorney in the case give the lead prosecutor a call. the defense attorney said start drawing up the agreements. reporting live outside federal court, i'm rosemary connors. >> that dramatic moment when seth williams was placed in handcuffs. you were there in court. can you explain that and what that moment was like? >> jim, i was there. it happened very quickly because the judge had adjourned court for day. that's when federal thoughts went in, placed handcuffs on him and led him out. certainly the optics of h, he was still the district attorney early this morning when he came to court, having been led away by handcuffs by federal
authorities, it was stunning the say the least. in terms of seth williams coming into court, you saw a lit billion it that video. he walked into court. he was smiling, greeted people, said good morning. he knew what he was going to do but perhaps he didn't realize he was going to be in a jail cell this evening. remember at the end of pleading guilty he expressed to the judge he wanted to be on bail leading up to trial. leading up to trial he's been on bail, staying with his family, but the judge said, i do not believe you, i don't believe you're not a flight risk, and sew he decided to send him to the federal detention center and that's where he'll remain until october. >> talk about a dramatic change, thank you. coming up at 6:00, what will happen to williams? harry hairston gets firsthand accounts.
>> do you have any idea what it looks like inside? >> it's horrible. everybody's yelling and screaming. they're listening and watching the radio. they know who he is. he'll be chained and shackled. he'll have a special orange uniform with shu and he'll be in the shu housing development. there's probably people in he put in jail. >> reporter: the jury found him guilty of 18 felonies in 2006. >> seth williams not the only philadelphia politician to fall from grace. here's a time line of other convicted elected officials. last october perjury led one of their stars to jail. kathleen kane leaked confident
grand jury information and then lied about it under oath. chaka fattah was sentenced in june of 2015 and michelle brown lee pleaded guilty. she resigned from her seat immediately. breaking news just in to our newsroom, governor chris christie says all state parks will shut down saturday if the state assembly does not come up with a budget by midnight friday. he made this announcement approximately within the past half hour. state parks include island beach state apartment and cape may beach. we'll be following this story and bring you new information as soon as we receive it. get ready for free family fun. today's the kickoff for wawa welcome america. six days of events will paint
the area red, white, and blue. music, food, and popular fireworks will take over the area very soon. >> what's what what america without tasty hoagies? >> this contest between police and fire featured dozens of sandwiches. nbc 10's tim furlong is in the middle of the action on the parkway and glenn "hurricane" schwartz has your holiday forecast. tim, let's begin with you. >> reporter: in my house my kids are not allowed to use the word "bored." and they're not allowed to here either, there's so much going on. they're getting stage set up. a beer garden popped up. the mummers will set up. you could have yourself a free hoagie. it takes team work to run a wawa and it takes teamwork for
hundreds of wawa employees to feed everyone on independent hall. wawa workers showed up at the national constitution center in the middle of the night to turn six tons of ingredients into hundreds of sandwiches. >> i hope they know it came from our hearts. >> reporter: the rest of the hoagies? they were handed out for free on independence mall to thousands of folks who now make this a wawa america week tradition. >> my sister been coming for years. >> happy birthday, america. >> and happy birthday to you. >> thank you. >> reporter: she celebrates her birthday and america's birthday. she likes the vibe here. there are the patriotic songs and first responders' hoagie-making contests that gets out of hand. >> the police look luke they have better hoagies than the firefighters. >> reporter: kids can come and read books and get a free one to
take home. 53 events over six days. lots of stuff to bring us all together. >> different nation analysts, neighborhoods, different sizes and ages. it don't matter. >> that stage is getting ready for mary j. blige and boyz ii men. the penitentiary is free. so are the fireworks. the weekend is packed with free events. don't get me started about all the free stuff. i could list a whole bunch of them. i have a producer in my ear who get very upset if i list all the events. live along the parkway, tim furlong, nbc news. >> so much fun. now we know we cannot say we are bored in the furlong house. >> don't bring that to my house, my crib, no way. so the big question, will
the weather cooperate with your holiday plans. first alert meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. glenn, what do you think? >> i would say the great majority of this holiday period is going to feature good weather all over the place including at the shore. this is ocean city live. you can see a lot of blue skies and nice relatively quiet ocean. a little choppier today than in previous days. 86 in philadelphia. it's in the 70s closer to the beaches. 86 degrees in allentown. it has been warm today and it as going to get even hotter. 88 today for the official high. 92 tomorrow. the clouds and showers may hold the temperatures down a little bit saturday. be but that's going to be the most humid day. sunday is looking fairly hot at 90 degrees too. tomorrow starting it off fairly warm and warm and fast. it ooh going to be dry. certainly hotter. 90 degrees at 6:00. and no rain anywhere in the
area. cooler weather at the jersey shore. that's going to repeat itself too. we'll have the forecast all the way through the holiday period coming up. >> all right. we want to talk about some more great events that you can enjoy from wawa, we america. take look at your screen. nbc 10 summer of fun giveaway. there are five great prizes including an overnight trip. at the end of our newscast we'll tell you how you can win. in other news, msnbc responded to president trump's twitter tirade at this morning's "morning joe" hosts joe scarborough and mika brzezinski. it was tweet eed by the preside i heard poorly rated morning joe speaks badly of me. in parentheses don't watch
anymore. crazy mika and psych co-joe came to mar-a-lago three nights in a row around new year's eve and insisted on joining me. she was bleeding badly from a bad faith licelift. i said no. >> that's so bad coming from the president of the united states. >> tweets are inconsistent with the greatness of the country and the office. >> president trump was at the department of energy this afternoon. he didn't talk about the tweets. instead the president announced six new goals including a petroleum pipeline to new mexico. tonight lester holt will have much more reaction to mr. trump's tweet. you can watch that at 6:30 right after this newscast. now to an update on a breaking news story we told you about at 6:00. we have learned the name of a victim in the suspected road
rage crash. 189-year-old bianca roverson died yesterday. it happened in the southbound lanes in west ocean township. police say a red pickup truck was seen driving away from the scene. investigators are trying to find that driver. tonight at 6:00 we have some new surveillance video of the vandals who targeted a popular tourist attraction twice. the vandals appear to be teenagers and this surveillance video shows them at playland cast away cove. police say they topicaled and broke two soda machines, flipped over half the trash cans at the park as well. five people in new jersey are accused of ripping off more than a $500,000. they would remoove the lien on the cars and then sell them. they're charged with conspiracy, money laundering and forgery. still ahead, a twiftd in
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for the biggest weekend of the summer. >> the surf mall is among the local businesses getting ready for the huge holiday crowds. merchants say this year is a bonus because the fourth falls on a tuesday. >> i think any merchant would prefer to have four very strong days as opposed to when fourth of july falls on a saturday. >> good point. boardwalk business owners tell us july 3rd is often busier for them than the fourth. and for this holiday weekend they usually have banner sales regardless of the weather. sparklers, snaps, and glowworms. handful of fireworks now legal for first time in new jersey. just in time for just 4th. new at 6:00, nbc 10 reporter cydney long shows us the police plan to be out in force. >> reporter: fireworks are the fabulous must-see finale on the fourth. >> they love them. it's so cool when it goes in the
air. they love it. >> reporter: for mom and her kids, they're going all out. >> burgers, hot dogs, chicken, mac and cheesing of course. >> reporter: he says don't go foo too far. fireworks are still illegal in the garden state. >> could it be confusing to people? >> it could be. that's why it's great you're getting a message out to the communities. >> reporter: lieutenant john swag of glocester police had the police go out and make the law clear to parents and kids. the ones you can light up and enjoy, sparklers, party poppers, and snaps. >> i think it's really cool for the little ones that aren't that dangerous. i think it will be really fun for the kids as opposed to -- some kids have to go to delaware and buy them illegally. >> reporter: buying bigger,
brighter, more expensive, across the bridge from new jersey, it's a long-time south jersey tradition and police realize it will still happen. >> the big issue is the safety issue. every year thousands of people are in injured. their hands burned and there's property damage. >> reporter: which means safety patrols will remain on standby. >> it's a high call volume and keeps the officers busy. >> they range in anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 in fines. cydney long, nbc 10 news. and if we get nene tur's fireworks this weekend, it's most likely late saturday or saturday night. no such problem tonight. with we even got beautiful conditions. sunshine, philadelphia, a gooded by of sun across the entire area, and we're going to be seeing a nice quiet night up here. in the philadelphia
neighborhoods, while it's 86 at philly international, 89 at port richmond and close to that in other parts of the city. tomorrow it's going to be even hotter. it's going to get up to 92 in fairmount and tacony. i have the threat for thunderstorms the afternoon. ha's why we do this neighborhood weather thing. not everybody has the equal threat. in long port with the sea breeze rehoboth gets up to 90 because it's more of a land breeze. dry weather during the day tomorrow except a chance of showers up to the north and then here comes the moisture as we go into saturday. saturday's the day where we expect to see the stormiest conditions. here we are in the afternoon. some potentially severe thunderstorms moving through between let's say about 3:00 and 7:00 in the philadelphia area. then moving out and sunday,
there's the clearing. improving conditions as we go through the weekend. how about that. so saturday is the day with the showers and storms especially later in the day and at night. sunday, clouds early and then a pretty decent day, near 90 degrees. and at the beaches, again, we're going to see that issue of the showers and thunderstorms on saturday. independence hall for the pops, great weather monday night, and then for the wawa welcome america for the parade, it's good weather. concert, good weather. even fireworks, good weather now. hi, up next, the sixers' topic pick of the draft. hear from mark.
hi. i'm amy fadool from csn. first overall pick, markelle fultz, of course, the star attraction. he's expected to play in the utah summer league, approaching this learnisummer camp as learn experience. >> just get up and down and be in this organization felt good. >> what do you hope to get out of it? >> i'm really looking forward to it because i get a chance to play with these guys, get a chance to get a feel for the game and the nba called. you're chuting with some of the current players on the team. what do you get out of spending time with them this early this
summer. >> i was going to say, the chemistry, just working out. >> when you talk about coach brown, what are some of the things he said he wants to see. >> doing what i do. having fun. getting with all the players. >> that starts on monday. that does it for sparts. i'm amy fadool. we're back right after this.
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you can get bonus entries by liking our page, following us on twitter or entering the give away. we'll announce the winners on the parkway this tuesday night starting at 7:00 p.m. all right. checking out the events as we get ready for wawa welcome america. it looks gorgeous out there, glenn. >> it's getting hotter every daynd eight will be hotter tomorrow, into the 90s. the humidity up a little bit. the best chance of thunderstorms is saturday afternoon, saturday night. some of it may be severe but that may move through and clear us out. so sunday's weather is improving. monday's weather looks nice. tuesday's weather is looking better. so that's pretty fortunate. it's close to 90 degrees every day. not super humid other than saturday. and then the real stormy period starts next wednesday. >> really good if those showers can hold up until wednesday which right now it looks like it will. >> yeah. monday and tuesday are big days.
>> all right. >> that's the news. i'm jim rosenfield. >> and i'm jacqueline. we'll see you back here. tonight, beneath the dignity of the office. widespread condemnation from democrats and republicans as president trump unleashes a crude attack on the intelligence and the appearance of a female journalist. msnbc's mika brzezinski. also the travel ban officially going into effect tonight amid concerns and confusion about who's allowed in and who's not. scandal strikes at the heart of the vatican. a top cardinal, one of pope francis' top aides charged with sexual abuse. high rollers. recreational weed about to be legal in sin city. tonight dos and don'ts before you think about lighting up on the strip. and what's next for the digital revolution that changed the world ten years ago today. "nightly news" begins right now.