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new details about the death of two wilmington boys, what the moerp to mother told a judge this morning. what lead to the death of a corrections officer ns delaware. will it be pink or blue but we just learned when the member of the british royal family is expected to arrive. right now we are learning new details about the deaths of two little boys in wilmington as the mother of one of the boys was arraigned. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. the mother is being held on bail after appearing before a judge. pam, what did the mother said to
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the judge? >> she said i'm innocent. that's what she told a judge during her video arraignment. for the first time we are get ago better idea of what the last few moments were like for those children. details are heartbreaking and d disturbing. she called yesterday morning to say she had just drowned her two children when they arrived at her home she directed them to the bathroom. they were still inside of the balt tub. she said she left the infant alone in the tub to drown and then went to get her five-year-old who she also drowned. she is being held on $2 million bail. that's million dollars for each first-degree murder charge. she remains in police custody right now.
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i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> thank you. indictments were handed down against 18 inmates. 16 inmates charged with the murder back in february at the corrections center. two other officers were hurt and a counselor was kidnapped. two inmates face kidnapping and riot charges. material family who lost their home to a fire credit their cat with waking them up to the danger. the fire started while most people were off of route 38. it started a little before midnight. one person had to be rescued and taken to the hospital. they woke up with fire fighters and neighbors banging on doors. one woman told us her cat started clawing at her face to wake her up. >> the firemen and neighbors and they said the fire so i woke up my sons and to see what happened
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and i saw it around the lobby. >> when i opened the door is when i smelled the smoke. i tried to go down the far stairwell. smoke came out so i came back the other way. i beat on her door to get her out because i know he had the wheelchair. >> several apartments were damaged. crews put it out quickly. no one was hurt and these dogs and puppies made it through as well. the relief team is caring for them. in philadelphia a mother and her adult son are in the hospital after someone shot them. nbc 10 was on the scene near 4th street last night. there are no arrests so far.
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and take a look at this crash that tied up traffic on the pennsylvania turnpike this morning. sky force 10 over the scene just after 6:30. a car smashed into a tractor trailer. they worked to free the driver. he is now in the hospital. another bad crash ends with this car on its side against a pole. it happened in philadelphia's neighborhood. we are trying to find out about injuries and exactly how this happened. and crews are working to repair a water main break. sky force 10 over the scene. there is a big pool of water along the street there. this is at ryan avenue. 15 homes are without water. others are reporting pressure problems. the water department says it should be fixed by the end of
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the day. we are enjoying a pleasant fall day outside. it is definitely ton the chilly side. >> hi. >> you know, we are looking at temperatures that are much cooler than just yesterday. take a look. we are at 51 in philadelphia and 50 in mount holly. we are feeling like fall out there. it is 50 in trenton. it is 53 this morning. many locations fell into the upper to mid-30s. a few spots around freezing early on this morning. currently we are about 8 degrees colder. dover the same. we are 5 degrees older right now than yesterday right about 11:00
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a.m. you'll notice that difference as temperatures will not be making their way into the mid-60s, upper 60s, 70s, at least not yet. what we have here going on is clear conditions and clouds that are just offshore. that's where they stay. all of the sunshine will stick. it is not the blue sky that brings high temperatures. we stay low today. 57 at 2:00 and then by 5:00 p.m. it is 59 degrees. i think the temperature will cap out between those hours right around 60, 61. notice winds also pretty light today too. we are watching those all kind of change as temperatures start to rise. look at how high temperatures go. >> all right. thank you. students in the monroe township are back in school after officials there closed all of the schools for a week because of mold concerns. they spent the week after fungus
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was found. students are being moved to other schools while crews clean up the mold. the philadelphia school district is grappling with mold conditions of its own. it will not reopen until tomorrow. the school has been closed since thursday when traces of mold were found in the vent ration syst ventilation system. sandusky will get -- a judge said that he will announce his decision wednesday about whether sandusky deserves a new trial. he claims he did not receive adequate legal representation. the coach was found guilty in serving a 30 to 60 year sentence? state prison. in a debate heads to harrisburg today. businesses and workers will testify before a senate committee.
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they are expected to tell how the tax has cut into their sales and caused pay cuts and layoffs. yesterday philadelphia revealed the results of a survey on a tax impact. they found more than 60% reported a loss of revenue. in many cases sales dropped by at least 10%. majority were reported in the city's poorest neighborhoods. the office is disputing analysis saying coca-cola reported earlier this year that sales of their seven and a half of their minicans and 1.25 litter bottles were up nearly 10% in philadelphia. > . >> our value ad is our diversity. >> tweeted this video within the
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last couple of hours. the video was short but simple. top ranked colleges and a dynamic sector. joe biden will join john kasich this afternoon. political opponents will come together to bridge the political gap in washington. kasich was several candidates whoan this past election cycle. the event starts at 1:00 p.m. we'lli we'll link you on and on the nbc 10 app. presenting a prestige use award. owe biden presented with the national constitution centers liberty metal. they recalled mccain's career service from his time in the navy. however for the former vice president the honor was about celebrating decades of their
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friendship. >> i personally benefit from having john mac can as friend. for even longer our country benefitted from his self-less service. >> he used his platform to chastise the way relationships had become on capitol hill. he left little room for where he stands. >> to have lead to abandoned the ideas we have advanced around the globe. for the sake of some half baked nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than find problems -- [ cheers and applause ] . >> those cheers went on for
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several seconds. a new septa bus route will soon bring better service. they between the transportation center. service begins on sunday. what the president is now saying about pennsylvania following a bomb. >> they will discuss the protest. the eagles player that will be at the center of it all. take a look. not a think to track. we have lot of sunshine. a big warm up yet again. look how temperatures go with
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your ten day on 10. when you're a double-dipping pension-padder
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like steve sweeney, it's important to maintain a certain... lifestyle. that's why sweeney spent over a hundred grand of his campaign funds on high-priced meals and other gifts. we're talking fine cigars, fancy watches, pricey restaurants, and expensive wines - all to charm the type of folks who helped him raise your taxes 145 times. too many in south jersey are struggling. but steve sweeney's looking out for himself, not for us.
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the pennsylvania candidate has with drawn his name after a controversial report. a washington post found a law sponsored made it almost impossible for federal drug officials to freeze suspicious shipments from drug distribution companies. critics say it allows distribute tos to flood the streets with
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millions of narcotic bills. and this morning a new effort t the illegal trade of fentanyl. the u.s. government announced that the indictment of two major traffickers used the internet to make sales to customers in the u.s. and would deliver the drugs through the mail or delivery services. >> our prosecutors working in partnership with our international partners are committed to shutting down this deadly traffic and opioid drugs and saving the lives of our citizens. >> investigators found one of the defendants operated at least two chemical plants capable of delivering them tons at a time. george w. bush and barack obama are denying the claim that the presidents didn't call the
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families of those killed in action. >> the traditional way, if you look at president obama abdomen other presidents, most of them didn't make calls, when i think i'm able to do it. >> the aids incest they twoent great lengths. the former chairman betwe betweened today. and happening now, the dow has hit a record high 23,000. here is a live look at the new york stock exchange. it did peak over -- markets have been climbing steadily in recent
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months. let's talk about weather. this is a view from eastern pennsylvania. what a beautiful picture it is. we are bright sunny conditions across our neighborhood. we are tracking not a cloud in sight. a few months ago you thought it will be a hot one. we started out with many locations in the 30s. suburbs and 53 in south jersey currently. you saw that view. you know it's nice and sunny. reading at 43. you can see some temperatures have made their way to the 50s. nazareth at 50. if you have been saying i want it to feel like fall it feels like fall out there today. a pretty crisp condition. humidity is very low. this sit 61 and also 50s in the
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pennsylvania su purrburbs. awon't warm a ton. it is 58 cape may. a few spots making their way to the low 60s. the southern half temperatures started a little bit warmer. check this out. this is the high this afternoon. upper 50s to around 60 degrees. as we go into tomorrow morning there was a futurecast model on this. no rain or clouds moving through. let's talk for the temperatures. we are down to 43 again in philadelphia. it is 41 in wilmington. it is 37 in lancaster. very we may be colder than we were this morning.
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a frost add rivisory has been pn place in areas where throe mid-30s are possible. you could see widespread frost. this is tomorrow from 1:00 to 9:00 in the morning. a frost advisory is in place. this is the only location where the frost advisory has been posted. we are clear and cool. high pressure will start to strengthen as we go into tomorrow and tomorrow afternoon. so you see the red expanding across the map. temperatures start to make their way into the 70s. 61 today to 70 on wednesday. look how long we keep sunny conditions. mostly sunny saturday and partly sunny sunday. these temperatures, they keep going up. your weekend, saturday 76.
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we will start to cool nekts week as we bring back a chance of rain. up next, the newest reporters and the assignments they are most excited about.
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it's an interesting time to be a reporter and a very bright group of kids can attest to that. they have been selected as part of the kids press corp. robert is an eighth grader. congratulations for being selected. >> thank you. >> sarah, let me start with you. tell me why you wanted to be part of this kids press corp. >> i interviewed my music teacher and i rally liked asking her questions. >> so it was about asking
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questions. did you think this might be an opportunity to be a reporter? did you think of it that way at all? >> no. >> you didn't? >> no. >> you thought it was cool me asking her the questions. >> yeah. >> what do you like most? >> because i get to go in interesting places. >> tell me some of the places that you have gotten to go. >> i have got to go on a tour around philadelphia. i also got to go to an organization thing. >> wow, is that you? >> no. >> okay. i didn't think that. she is a little tall. we are seeing some video here. robert, tell us what the experience has been like for you. >> i am working on an article. i just interviewed a woman from pakistan. it was really cool. >> what is your favorite part of
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being the press corp.? >> i like being an adult. we have an occupation that we do. >> you guys look very professional. >> do you both want to be reports? >> i would like to be a math teacher. >> that's cool. >> i think i would like to be a journalist. >> and if you decide -- you can always be a journalist and maybe tv or print. i think you guys would be great. for more information head to our web site at or check out the nbc 10 app. thank you very much for coming and sharing your experiences with us. appreciate it. >> thank you. a mother is being held on $2 million bail in the murder of two little boys. just ahead, what investigators reveal about the boys death and what the woman told a judge this morning. and we just learned when george and charlotte's new brother or sister is expected to arrive.
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chris brown: a fighter for the working men and women of atlantic county. brown fought for what's right by taking on trenton special interests and standing up to chris christie's takeover of atlantic city. he fought to protect jobs in our region and to defeat the north jersey casinos. and now brown is working to keep atlantic county affordable for families and retirees. let's keep chris brown fighting for us. chris brown for state senate, he's on our side.
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it's been on the decline with the closing of the refineries and there's no jobs in the community. if there's no jobs, there's no education, there's no food on the table. what's important is the children. steve sweeney... he fought for 'em. this is where he's from. steve sweeney's been here since the beginning. steve spearheaded the whole project and really brought it to fruition. it would've never been done without steve. it was a pride in building this port and then knowing that we're coming back.
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go little boys found dead inside a home. pamela osborne is live. >> reporter: yeah. the judge gave that mother several opportunities to respond as well as the conditions the state was seeking for bail. at first it seemed lielk they were going to move on from that. when they happened she spoke up and said i'm innocent. i got my hands on the paperwork and we are getting an idea of what the last few moments were like for those children. we want to warn you details are disturbing. according to investigators she called 911 yesterday morning to
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say she had drowned her two children. she directed officers to the bathroom. that's where the bodies of two children, a five-year-old and four month old were found inside of that bathtub. here is what she told investigators. she said she left the infant alone in the tub to drown and then went to get the five-year-old who she also drowned. i want to show you a live picture. police are supposed to be making another statement to the media here shortly. my colleague is there and awaiting that press conference which should be starting within a matter of minutes. she is being held on $2 million bail and 1 million for each one of the first-degree murder charges. nbc 10 news.
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fall is here. a cold start to the day and temperatures still ton chilly side. we give you a live look in philadelphia. krystal klei is here with the most accurate forecast. >> hey. this morning we felt it. it was a cold start out there. temperatures were just starting to warm up. we were in the 30s over many spots early this morning. now we are 48 degrees. this morning it dropped to freezing. we are at 51 in philadelphia. wild wood at 52. temperatures have a little bit of climbing to do. we are looking at highs that will cap around the upper 50s to lower 60s, which is a bit below average for time of year. look at radar and satellite. the cold front swept them out of here. you look far west and south there's nothing around us. you saw a line of storms, a front. we have none of those concerns
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to move in. sunshine will start warming up. today 61 degrees. 70 on wednesday and mid-70s by friday and saturday. we'll talk about how long before we start to make the decline again coming up in a few minutes. >> all right. we'll see you in just a bit. most of the people evacuated from their homes have been told they can go home but for hundreds of families the recovery is just beginning. joe has the latest. >> the fires have taken another life. a contract firefighter that overturned on a steep roadway. it is now entering its ninth day. >> we are not out of harm's way yet. we begin to get an upper hand on this. >> authorities are still
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investigating 88 reports of missing people. search teams have been missing. >> the long ter time goes out it gets more sensitive. >> the hope is that many are out of touch. >> we are hunting them down. >> national guards helping with the search for victims in the process salvaging valuables that will be rurnd to their rightful owners. over a week has passed since fires erupted. bo body camera footage shows him getting people to safety. >> i looked back and i don't know how we didn't catch fire. we are not wearing protective clothing. we were getting hit with embers. >> no. >> inghecimated byres it's harde future holds. >> you want to help her find some clothes? >> they are not alone. about 20% of the kids at their
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school are now homeless. >> we can find places but we don't want to fidrive 40, 45 minutes to school. it doesn't make sense. >> you'll find thick layer of congress. >> i hope they truly know how much they have given back to a little girl that all she wants to do is walk again. another fire is burning in the mountains north of los angeles. they say no buildings are immediately threatened by the flames that broke out before dawn. it is spreading fast but helicopters are dropping water on the flames. nfl owners are meeting today in new york city. they will take on the protest. we have a look at what could
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happen. >> in a few hours nfl players and owners. ♪ >> at today's meeting players and union leaders will aim to reach consensus on how to league should tackle ongoing national anthem protests. >> the goal is to solve the anthem issue once and for all not with a mandate but with some sort of an offer to the players, a platform separate from the anthem. >> he prompted large demonstrations beyond the handful of play thaers had been quietly kneeling. >> wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners to say get that son of a [ bleep ] out right now? he is fired.
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>> he has kept it alive discussing the protest again on monday. >> when you go down and take a knee or any other way you're sitting essentially for our great national anthem. you're disrespecting our flag and you're disrespecting our country. >> colin kaepernick this week file add grievance against the nfl. in an open letter to players on the players tribune web site he defended the protest. we as players have a responsibility to respond collectively. eagles safety mall come jenkins is at the meeting in new
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york today. he said he will be in on the discussion to try to solve the anthem issue. he was the first to follow kaepernick's lead on demonstrations. chris long is also there. this morning we want to show you a fit of road rage that is sort of unique. check this out. yeah. one car on top of the other. it was a print car race actually in indiana. the driver of the black car wasn't tluchlt he got into a fistfight before the police officer dashed from the stands and tasered the offender. the crowds cheered as the aggressor was lead away in handcuffs. just in time for halloween. a retailer apologizing after this ann frank costume.
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ann frank wrote a diary hiding from the nazis during world war ii. they say it sells costumes for things like school plays and did not mean to cause offense. rosin has tackled everything from hurricane scams. hem answer your questions live. announced that the duke and duchess of cambridge are expecting in april. will and kate have two children already. four-year-old prince george and two-year-old prisz -- princess charlotte. up next i'll talk to philadelphia eagles about how
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the first qb has helped make the team top as we look ahead to their match-up against the redski redskins. blue skies, beautiful conditions out there. a little bit chilly for now. temperatures are going to rise starting tomorrow right into the weekend. we'll take a closer look coming up. when you're a double-dipping pension-padder like steve sweeney, it's important to maintain a certain... lifestyle.
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that's why sweeney spent cas on high-priced meals and other gifts. wetalking fine cigars, fancy watches, pricey restaurants, and expeive wine all to charm the type of folks who helped him raise your taxes 145 times. too many in south jersey are struggling. but steve sweeney's looking out for himself, not for us.
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compassion to find homes for animals in need. if you like downtown abby this one is for you. the cochair of next week's events. >> thank you. >> who did you bring to you this morning? >> this is kate. >> she is a chihuahua. she is looking far home. she is one of the reasons we are having this fundraiser. >> is kate okay being a little bit nervous? >> it is her first time. >> tell us about your shelter and what makes it so unique. >> we are foster based organization. we tend to take the dogs that nobody else really wants.
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kate doesn't have any special needs. her story, she started off as kind of a special needs case with her siblings and with her mom. they have all been adopted. she is looking for her home. we tend to take animals who may not be able to take on with a lot of medical expenses. that's why we are having our fundrais fundraiser. >> a little vest there. >> tell us, you have special kb guests with you. >> yes. dr. mark abraham and they will be at sprout fest and then joining us monday evening for a fundraiser. >> and finding shelter animal rescues an evening of compassion from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on 13th in center city
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philadelphia. we'll have a link on our web site on or check out the nbc 10 app. thank you very much. >> thanks for having us. >> yeah. >> good luck to you then. >> thank you so much. and the dogs do start to need the sweaters when it' getting chilly out there like it was this rning. this a moment ago. blue sky overhead. it will be kind of a nice warm day. we know what time of year it is. we have this perfectly clear picture. 56 graduate hospital and westbound areas at 53. we have these low to mid-50s right now over our philadelphia neighborhoods. i think they will peak out around the upper 5, low 60s for the highs this afternoon in the next several hours.
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here they are. 61 in philadelphia. 59 in the pennsylvania suburbs. the shore is 57 degrees and plenty of sun to go around the afternoon hours. we are not expecting clouds, rain, nothing like that. look at the bottom of our screen. you'll see we have several days straight with sunny conditions. take a look. we go through the rest of today. it is still clear. we go overnight into tomorrow morning and it's still clear. we go through wednesday a well. we are looking at a lot of sunshine as we progress and pretty much wrap up the entire workweek. tomorrow morning temperatures will sink. a lot of low 40s over south jersey. i think this model is a little warm. upper 30s are certainly possible. very stloimilar to what we saw s
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morning. right over a few counties it could be a few low to mid-30s. a frost add rivisory is in plac. that is cumberland and atlantic. some widespread frost is possible. it is effected by that kind of cold. some of the coldest air we have seen might mean kofrg with a sheet, whatever you have to do. we are clear and cool. high pressure is going to start strengthening over. the bubble sits over us. nothing comes in like rain, cloudy conditions, any issues and instead starts to boil the air. we start to crank those temperatures up. it keeps rising over the next few days. they keep rising all the way into the weekend. right now we are looking at mostly sunny conditions saturday, partly cloudy sunday but still no rain. 76 for philly. on saturday it bumps up to 78 by
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sunday. these temperatures are way warmer than average. the average is 66 in philly. in delaware it's 76 to 78 over your weekend. let's talk about the ten day on 10. it takes a why. today we stay sunny through friday and even on monday we are likely to stay with showers late di with better chances of rain tuesday and wednesday and we'll finally cool down. there is so much to talk about following thursday's huge win against the carolina pant r panthe panthers. every time you come here we always talk about carson wentz.
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i don't want to seem redundant but the guy has gotten better and better. we find out his jersey -- >> it is happening really quickly for the eagles in the 2000 season also. there is a little bit of a draw here. the eagles handled that well. they went on that run of five championships. i think carson will be able to handle all of the attention. he doesn't pay attention to the media. he likes to play football and hunt and play with his dogs and be a really good person. i think everybody recognizes that. when he makes throws like this and he really made him a touchdown threat you just see how he elevates everybody around. i think about all of the players having career seasons. i think it is because of carson wentz. >> including nelson aguilar.
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all of a sudden he is out of nowhe nowhere. >> he looks like the first round pick. >> and zach, four touchdown in the last few weeks here. it is coming together nice limit they are all contributing. so it is all around the quarterback. it is because of that guy right there. >> all right. let's talk about the defense, fletcher cox. he was a game time decision. a lot of us thought is he going to play? is he not going play? >> physical powerful bull rusher. we understand combining and he is a ballplayer. >> i have to cut you off but we'll catch up next week.
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happening right now wilmington police giving us an update on the murder of two boys yesterday. here is police chief robert tracy. >> unnecessary horrific death biological mother and she is now being held on $2 million cash bond and the investigation continues as we know yesterday at 8:33 in the morning officers were called on a 911 run to 826 west ninth street. statements were made by the 911 caller who said they had two homicides at the location and
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also made statements that she drowned her two kids. officers responded to the scene, met the mother outside, entered the location and were able to determine that in the back bathtub there were two children in water that had apparently before drowned and they were deceased. at the same time there was a strong smell in the apartment making sure it was a dangerous condition. we exited the apartment, cleared the building and made sure safety was concerned and then we came back and did our investigation. the mother was immediately taken for an ber view back at headquarters where she made additional statements. the father was incarcerated and
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picked up on an ice incident. they picked him up october 6th. he has been incarcerated at this time. he is still incarcerated. he is the biological father of both of the children. the father's name is victor appell. we were able to make a notification. we had to drive up to pennsylvania and make that notification and try to figure out who the biological father is of alex lapel. he has sole custody and we are trying to identify where the mother is. she has not been part of his life for several years. at this time we'll be able to take questions and i'll give you a time line. >> can you spell the names of
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the victims? >> the two victims, the four month old is solomen. eppelle and the five-year-old alex eppelle. >>. [ inaudible question ] >> you're listening to wilmington police chief giving us an update ton two boys murdered. we'll be back here with more. chris brown: a fighter for the working men and women of atlantic county. brown fought for what's right by taking on trenton special interests and
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standing up to chris christie's takeover of atlantic city. he fought to protect jobs in our region and to defeat the north jersey casinos. and now brown is working to keep atlantic county affordable for families and retirees. let's keep chris brown fighting for us. chris brown for state senate, he's on our side.
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coming up at 3:00 snoop dogg will stop by the ellen show. how much do college kids miss their moms cooking? how a plea became the campaign to feed hurricane victims. we'll have that story today at 4:00. let's talk about the forecast today. cool overnight and we start to warm up. low 70s start wednesday and we are in the mid-to upper 70s by your weekend and staying dry. >> thanks for watching.
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