Skip to main content

tv   NBC 10 News at 4pm  NBC  November 10, 2014 4:00pm-5:01pm EST

4:00 pm
in other news now, several homes caught fire this afternoon in north philadelphia. skyforce 10 over the scene on lehigh avenue near 24th street. you can see heavy smoke coming from at least three homes here. the fire started around 2:00 inside one occupied home and spread to two others. both of those buildings were vacant. it took about a half hour to get the fire under control. no one was hurt. skyforce 10 over a fire at a delaware county restaurant. firefighters quickly putting out the heavy smoke at de marco's on belmont road, drexel hill. no one was hurt. investigators are still trying to figure out how this fire started. >> 20 minutes of nonstop news continues with this, the search for this person you see on the left of your screen, wanted for following an 18-year-old man out of a restaurant to his home where he allegedly sexually assaulted the man at gunpoint. nbc 10's lu ann cahn went to the
4:01 pm
scene. >> she's at police special victims unit where police are asking for help identifying the man you saw in that surveillance video. lu ann? >> police are asking for your help. they just recovered this surveillance video of the suspect they're looking for. philadelphia say this man sexually assaulted an 18-year-old at gunpoint. this video is from inside the golden dragon chinese restaurant on the 3300 block of north 2nd street. just after midnight on sunday, november 2nd, detectives believe the suspect followed the teen male out of the takeout restaurant to his home.ç the victim was forced into his home at gunpoint and was sexually assaulted. we were aunable to get any othe information from the restaurant owners. the suspect also took the victim's cell phone, cash and his house keys. police are asking that if you have any information, if you know who this man is, you call right away. we are looking to get more
4:02 pm
information. we're working on that right now, hoping to talk to the detective on this case. live at special victims unit, lu ann cahn, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it's the sound many of us don't want to hear but in parts of the country old man winter is blowing in early. the arctic blast has dumped several inches of snow in the planes and midwest. temperatures have plummeted. strong wind gusts are making it feel even colder. >> let's look on the bright side. no snow here. the nbc 10 live skycam network showing lincoln financial field in south philadelphia where the birds host the panthers in monday night action. let's find out what kind of conditions the fans can expect at the linc. >> nbc 10 chief meteorologist
4:03 pm
glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> clear skies and comfortable temperatures. we also have virtually no wind. not often the case in november. starting off at 54 degrees, kickoff, dropping to 49 degrees in the fourth quarter. that weather is great. three-day, next weekend when the eagles are playing, different story. i'll talk more about that and how we'll be affected by that cold blast in a few minutes. >> see you then, glenn. just a day before the country honors our nation's veterans, the head of the v.a. says big changes are under way. secretary robert mcdonald announced what he says may become the largest restructuring in the department's history. it includes a brand new my v.a. >> we want them to vee us iew u their v.a. they knowç who to contact. they know where to go on the website. they know what benefits are available and can easily connect with us to get the benefits and
4:04 pm
the services that they've already earned and deserve. >> secretary mcdonald says the changes also include a new choice program. it's designed to improve access to doctors and medical care. local veterans have been dealing with their share of backlogs. >> nbc 10's rosemary connors live in west philadelphia where one group is working to speed up the process. rosemary, explain what they're trying to accomplish. >> reporter: well, here at the veterans group in west philly, they're talking about the backlog of disability claims, so just filing for disability. according to congressional leaders, pennsylvania has one of the longest wait times when it comes to getting a response from those disability claims. it's 266 days. a short while ago i spoke to a former u.s. army ranger who lived here at the veterans group. he tells me he's disappointed to learn about this new backlog but he's hopeful something can be done. >> it's a slap in the face that they found out there is a
4:05 pm
backlog but it's also uplifting to realize and recognize that we have our officials that are working on changing that situation. >> senator bob casey promised the veterans group in west philadelphia today that the legislation he's sponsoring will address the backlog of disability claims. he's now urging the congressional veterans committee to hold a hearing before the year is over. >> we say to our veterans, because you have served, because you have sacrificed, because your families have sacrificed, we as your fellow citizens are going to do everything we can to provide you the benefits that you deserve. >> i was 19 years old. >> reporter: barney hillman knows something about sacrifice. as a young sailor in the navy, he fought in a battle among others. before he entered a combat zone, his commitment to service was truly tested in what is known as the other tragedy at pearl harbor. this explosion, an accident,
4:06 pm
something sparked the gasoline and artillery on board. >> in the process, i went over alongside of one of them that was blowing up and iç rescued about 30 men, i had to pull them out of the water as they were jumping off the ship is when they gave me a navy marine corps medal for heroism. >> reporter: he spent nearly 30 years in the navy. his benefits are taken care of by the navy, not the v.a. he empathizes with his fellow veterans. >> you just help, you just go into it. >> there were a lot of situations where i put my life at risk. >> reporter: that last veteran you just heard from, he served in the u.s. army during the early 1980s. he tells me he's been waiting about four months to get the proper documentation he needs from the v.a. for various benefits, like how to get into full-time veterans housing and
4:07 pm
other services he needs. he did reach out to the senator's office and says he will also follow up with senator casey's office. reporting live, in west philadelphia, i'm rosemary connors, nbc 10 news. breaking news from skyforce 10 over the delaware river and magee lane in northeast philadelphia where we're told police have found a car that's gone into the river. tim furlong is aboard skyforce 10 to fill us in on the details. >> we're still working on the details. you can see the police boat that just arrived there. there's been a lot of officers at the end of the dirt road there, a heavy industrial area. you've seen the police officers there looking in but we have not seen a car. we're looking closely through the top of a car. we had a report that a person fled the location, again, police saying there's a vehicle in the river. we are going to try on the ground and in the air to get you more information. it's hard to make out any sign of a car. we're looking for the top of a car maybe, the antenna of a car.
4:08 pm
we don't see it at this point. maybe on your tv you see it. we're not seeing it right now. we'll keep making the calls. we'll come back live if we get any information. live from skyforce 10, tim furlong, nbc 10 news. the man accused in the high profile abduction of a philadelphia woman will soon be back in our area to face charges. delvin barnes will be picked up by the fbiç tomorrow in virgin. he's being held on a separate case. on wednesday he'll be in pennsylvania to face the charges. he's believed to be the man you see in this surveillance video grabbing carlesha freeland-gaither off the streets. freeland-gau freeland-gaither is back in philadelphia recoveringality an undisclosed location. a relative of one of the suspects tells nbc 10 she just can't believe it. nbc 10's doug shimell is back in chester county today. doug, the woman you spoke it
4:09 pm
today says her accused grandson just couldn't have done it? >> reporter: yes, grandmother and several other members of the family say they believe he is not solely responsible for the death of scottie mcmillan. with gary filinbalm allegedly did to him leveled his family. >> of course its upsetting. >> reporter: shirley tells nbc 10 she is gary's grandmother and says she was horrified at what chester county prosecutors laid out last week. >> he was tied to a chair and beaten. he was tied upside down by his feet and beaten. his head was smashed through a wall. >> reporter: 3-year-old scottie mcmillan died from the torture and the beating november 4th. gary and scottie's mother, jillian tate, face murder charges. >> i can't believe he would do something like that. not the way he loves kids.
4:10 pm
and his own daughter. >> reporter: case touched off outrage around the country and brought in donations for scottie's 6-year-old brother ryan. but neighbors tell us off camera they want to be sure those fund-raisers are used for ryan's care and not someone's legal defense fund. nbc 10 also tracked down gary's father. >> i just think my kid is being railroaded at this point. >> reporter: we'll have more on that interview, coming up in just a short while. also today a statement from the coastal school district where scottie ryan's -- or scottie mcmillan's brother, ryan,ç attended very briefly. the district says they checked for any signs of abuse, did not see any and followed all policies and procedures. ryan is being cared for by one of jillian tate's sisters. live in chester county, doug shimell l shimell, nbc 10 news.
4:11 pm
the new leader the city schools in camden has a plan. keith jones live in the digital operations center. >> what are they going to do to try to boost scores? >> they're taking a school-by-school tour. students in camden took standardized tests late last school year, the results frankly were not good. he visited the kato community school to outline the steps the district is taking to improve student's performance. the numbers are similar when it comes to math. one in five students is considered proficient in english. this is a school showing progress but others are not. but it's not for lack of resources. >> this past school year we spent for every student roughly $28,000 which compares to a state average of $15,000. we're spending almost double what some school districts are spending and we're not getting
4:12 pm
the same results. >> reporter: the superintendent is taking a four-pronged approach. number one he's going to visit the schools to see what can be done, what they're doing right or wrong. and then he's going to solicit feedback from students, parents especially and teachers that are in those classes and schedule formal school visits with each and every school. reporting live in the digital operations center, keith jones, nbc 10 news. south jersey family passes out when their house fills with carbon monoxide. emergency crews went to the sticklerville, camden county home when they heard a woman and her daughter were unconscious. the man who made the 911 call briefly passed out as well but he was able to answer the door. the three family members retr s treated at the home but then were taken to the hospital to be monitored. they believe the carbon monoxide came from a faulty heater. ç police looking for the ma in this video who shot up a car
4:13 pm
in west philadelphia. they believe he was aiming for another man on west clear field street. no one was hurt in the incident. a lawsuit was filed today challenging a pennsylvania censorship law intended to silence convicted cop miller mumia abuja mamal. they say it violates convict's free speech rights and are asking a judge to declare it unconstitutional. the legal action comes less than a month after governor tom corbett signed the revictimization relief into law. abu-jamal serving a life sentence for the killing of philadelphia police officer daniel faulkner in 1981. his widow, marie, was on hand when the bill was signed. we're suing attorney general
4:14 pm
kane and philadelphia district attorney seth williams before they can sue to keep mumia from speaking publicly. from our jersey shore bureau, a scathing report from the port authority of new york and new jersey. saying atlantic city international airport is in worse shape than any other port authority airport. the agency manages the airport and conducted an inspection. the management overseas the airport's day-to-day operations under a contract with the south jersey transportation authority. the inspection report found the airport was covered in dirt and grime. the ceiling tiles were stained and carpets in the terminals were soiled. the restrooms were in poor condition as well. new jersey transportation commissioner jamie foxx defended the airport saying whoever compiled the report, quote, has not been to laguardia airport in new york. we're just over four hours away from kickoff as the eagles host the panthers in "monday night football" in south philadelphia. it will list be an opportunity
4:15 pm
to pay tribute to america's veterans. nbc 10's tim furlong live in skyforce 10. he'll be getting a topside view of the excitement on the ground. earlier you talked to organizers about celebrating our nation's veterans. >> they have a lot of things planned. it will be exciting. we'll be over it for some of it. they'll have soldiers active duty and veterans running out with the players, waving the flags, unfurling the flags. everywhere you look, it's going to be a reminder, this isn't just about the eagles and panthers, it's about america and the vets tomorrow. >> reporter: inside and outside it's a rolling eagles tribute. >> the monday night game and the eagles are going to win. >> reporter: but all bleed green but tonight, it's all about the red, white and blue. you saw lambeau field decked out for the vets last night. tonight, the boys of the local
4:16 pm
rolling thunder chapter will represent at the link. they will sit around, not in, one stadium seat that will be painted black. >> it's in honor of the veterans, the p.o.w.s, m.i.a.s who could not share the game with us tonight. this is one empty chair where no one will ever sit in this chair. >> reporter: vets an active duty members of the military will take part in lots of different ways at the game. if you are one, thank you. if you see one, walk up to them, shake their hand. say thank you. welcome home and thank you for your service. >> reporter: we will be flying over the link. if you're driving by the link on i-95, you don't know the big solar panels that are usually all different colors, tonight they'll be red, white and blue. they did it last night, too. it looks pretty awesome. if you're in the area, it will be cool to see it as it gets dark and the red, white and blue lights come on. thank you so much. and everybody tonight, enjoy the
4:17 pm
game, be safe, live in skyforce 10, tim furlong, nbc 10 news. >> i'll second that. thanks, tim. wawa teaming up with the uso and army national guard to give our troops overseas a taste of home. troops will receive care packages over the holidays. ♪ a little music got employees and volunteers in the mood this morning at wawa university at wawa delaware county. they assembled more than 5,000 care packages that will be delivered to troops this season. yet for the operation taste of home event. and the uso will receive $615,000 raised through in-store wawa coin and scan campaign. >> it's really important for companies like wawa to give back to the community, because it not only helps the customers that we serve each and every day, it really is a way for our associates to get passionate about what they care about and our associates care. >> reporter: veterans, active duty military members and their
4:18 pm
families are invited to are a free cup of coffee at any wawa tomorrow in honor of veteran's day. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> it's a blast of arctic air moving through the upper midwest. expecting to drop as much as a foot of snow on parts of the region. residents in minnesota woke up to a preveterans day snowstorm. and that's not all. temperatures in some places could drop as much as 40 degrees in a single day. in some areas it's 30 degrees in just a matter of hours. we're just getting a piece of that. we're not getting the worst of it. we have dry birds tonight. great timing for the eagles game tonight. beautiful weather. warm days, next couple. relatively warm and then our version of the cold blast. the arctic air isn't going to quite reach us but it will get a whole lot colder. it will stay that way.
4:19 pm
clear skies, 62 degrees. the wind is south at 6 miles an hour. that continues to try to warm us up. we are in the 60s across much of the area, even allentown and reading. 60s, trenton is 60. 63 in glassboro, cooler farther to the south. the winds coming in off that cooler water. now, we have moisture coming in from the ocean overnight tonight. watch what happens to the visibility. now, while you're the tat the e game or even going home, it's okay. this is late, late tonight. for the morning rush tomorrow, other computer models don't have it this bad. this particular model is suggesting dense fog in parts of the area by day break.ç look at this temperature contrast. 63 to 16. well, that's the wind chill contrast actually. then 5, it feels like 5 in bismarck and below 0 in canada. a lot of that is headed straight
4:20 pm
to the south. then it makes the west turn, coming at us directly. there's wednesday. there's the last of our mild air. once the cold gets in here, it is stuck. much of the country is either going to be cold, very cold or arctic over the next week to ten days. like florida and california will be about the only places that escape this. clear skies now. the storminess in the upper midwest not really coming our way but we may get a little bit of moisture trying to come up the coast, light stuff, as we go into wednesday morning. that would be rain and then also a chance of some light snow showers or flurries on friday morning. for tonight, chilly, patchy fog possible, toward day break. 45 for the low and philadelphia 37 in the suburbs. tomorrow, mostly cloudy, we start off with the low clouds and fog. temperatures, kind of mild.
4:21 pm
mid to upper 60s, depends on how much sunshine we might get. another mild day wednesday, chance of shower in the morning. windy in the after noon. then there goes the temperatures. 50 on thursday. 44 with a chance of the snow showers on friday morning. cold but dry weekend. then a chance of rain possibly mixed with some white stuff monday. the danger of detergents, much worse than anyone realized. the new details all parents need to be in the know about. and robberies at local gun shops. plus, pennsylvania schools blasted for failing to properly educate our children. now coming up, how one group is suing the state to change the way your kid's school gets money. we'll be right back.
4:22 pm
4:23 pm
revealed through the work of its scholars and graduates. it has inspired strength and purpose. an enduring symbol of passion and excellence that is not static, but moves among us. a feeling...a shared experience, a reminder that we are connected for life. we are penn state, making our mark on the world. i bet you didn't see this one coming. up your game with a new fritos chili pizza. a large for $12 dollars. add a mega chocolate chip cookie for just $5 dollars more.
4:24 pm
better ingredients. better pizza. better football. papa john's. detergent danger. every single hour in this country a child swallows,
4:25 pm
inhales or is otherwise exposed to the toxic chemicals inside laundry detergent pods. kiffin often mistake the squishy colorful detergent packets for toys or candy. these are nothing to play with. since the products hit the mark twot years ago, more than 750 children have been hospitalized after coming into contact with these pods. one child sadly died after putting one of these things in his mouth. an analysis of poison center data for 2012 and 2013 shows that there were more than 17,000 calls to poison control about the products including children under 6 being involved with this. most weren't seriously harmed but the study fond 144 kids suffered eye injuries. 30 actually went into comas, 12 had seizures. >> laundry detergent pods are concentrated and have strong chemicals in them. sometimes the chemicals get into the eyes or are swallowed if
4:26 pm
swallowed they can cause severe burns to the esophagus and stomach. >> manufacturers say they are making changes, including warning labels, making the pods look less attractive and switching from clear to opaque package. the open enrollment period formally begins this weekend but is live for window shopping. the department of health and human services is hoping people will shop the site to see the new subsidies and plans available this yearç after las year's tough rollout, they feel confident the website will work much better this year. the open enrollment period begins this saturday. for more information, including how to enroll for coverage, go to our website, dozens of cats left stranded in an abandoned house. >> that's one of the top stories we're following today at 4:00. nbc 10 at the house along route 73 in voorhees, camden county. as many as 40 cats and kittens left behind when the house was sold two weeks ago.
4:27 pm
new at 4:30, guns stolen, then sold on local streets. today nbc 10 with photos helping investigators track some of those who may be involved. and glenn "hurricane" schwartz with our weather. >> it should be a great night for "monday night football" in south philly. but then, the cold changes are coming. also know when you'll start to shiver a little bit in my exclusive nbc 10 first alert seven-day forecast. coming up tonight on nbc 10 news at 5:00, there are new details about the world meeting of families which will bring thousands of visitors to our area. what we learned today about what's on the agenda. ♪ there's confidence... then there's trusting your vehicle maintenance to ford service confidence. our expertise, technology, and high quality parts means your peace of mind.
4:28 pm
it's no wonder last year we sold over three million tires. and during the big tire event, get up to $140 in mail-in rebates on four select tires. ♪ caring for you ... just got a little easier. pearle vision accepts flex accounts and most vision plans, including eye med. this is genuine eye care, right in your neighborhood. this is pearle vision.
4:29 pm
4:30 pm
this is nbc 10 news. right now at 4:30, at)leas
4:31 pm
a dozen guns are stolen. take a look at this police evidence. a suspect posing with a weapon there. some of these stolen guns have been found but others are still out there. >> now the hunt is on. nbc 10's deanna durante has been tracking this all day long. she's now live in montgomeryville, montgomery township. >> have any of these weapons been used in a crime. >> police say one of the guns was used in a domestic shooting in norristown not that long ago, just the beginning of november. how did you find people to sell those weapons to? andrew rocco confessed to breaking into two montgomery county gun stores. police say he stole at least a dozen guns. now investigators want to know where those weapons ended up. >> if there's anyone out in the community who hears my voice or who reads a report of this and has knowledge of any of those firearms or any other information about these firearms
4:32 pm
being sold to someone they know, i would encourage them to call law enforcement. >> reporter: how police connected the dots to rocco begins with these three men. after one of the gun store break-ins, the three went back to one of the stores looking to buy ammo. >> they were asking for ammunition that would have fit perfectly the .44 ruger. >> reporter: one of the men used a credit card to make the research purchase and a confiscated cell phone shows two of them posing with the stolen .44 ruger. it wasn't until a shooting in norristown that they had one of the stolen guns used in a crime. a bullet fired by butler narrowly missed a child inside the home. when he was arrested, butler led police to rocco as the seller of the gun. anything you want to say to the guys that ratted you out? now, rocco said nothing in court. a judge ordered him held on $1 million bail.
4:33 pm
$100,000 for each of the missing guns, ten of them still out there. investigators want to know if anyone knows where they have ended up. we asked the district attorney for more information on that philadelphia homicide victim. she says she can't talk about that case because it's still under investigation. reporting live in ç montgomeryville, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. all right. still on the subject of guns, philadelphia joining pittsburgh and lancaster in a lawsuit against the state. they're trying to overturn a bill that would give the national rifle association the ability to sue over local gun laws. the lawsuit is the latest fight between cities that are trying to cut gun violence and legislature that's resisting new forms of gun control. local lawmakers insist the way the measure was passed was unconstitutional. >> the way this bill was passed was such an egregious violation of the basic rules of legislating that we felt compelled to act. >> we'll fight this effort at every possible step. we are doing the right thing, trying to make people safe. the nra is wrong.
4:34 pm
>> supporters say the law is designed to make sure gun laws are consistent throughout the state. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> just about four hours now from kickoff as the eagles host the panthers in a monday night showdown in south philadelphia. let's get the game time forecast for the thousands of fans who will be in attendance. >> nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz monitoring that from the weather center. glenn? >> this is about as good as it gets for this time of year, at this time of night. you could get some pretty nasty weather in november at night. we're going to get some later in the week and over the weekend and next week but not tonight. mostly clear skies, 54 degrees at kickoff. 49 degrees in the fourth quarter. the other thing that's really unusual is it's going to be hardly any wind. wind is often a factor in that
4:35 pm
stadium where the wind starts to swirl any time it comes into one of those openings. not an issue tonight. we'll talk about the issues of cold as we get into the rest of the seven-day in just a few minutes. all right. from weather to traffic. let's see what kind of impact eagles traffic is having on the afternoon rush. >> tim furlong live aboard skyforce 10 to show us what he's seeing. >> you're seeing the cattle chute that's 95 north to broad street, coming offútae stadium area. a lot of people can't get out of work early so they come right down here. it's a slower buildup. so far, not too bad. as you pull out wide and we look towards the stadium, you can see where a lot of the tailgates are filling in. a lot of rvs, flags flying in anticipation of the eagles game. not too bad, 95 north, 95 south in the stadium area. as you get on the shoe where it's one lane getting off by the wells fargo center, it is
4:36 pm
getting a little bit tight. we'll key an eye on it in skyforce 10. new jersey state senator donald norcross will be sworn in after defeating republican gary cobb. after he's sworn in, officials will have 35 days to fill his vacant state senate seat. he was elected to complete the term of former congressman rob andrews who resigned in february to take a job with the philadelphia law firm. two local towns in new jersey are getting millions in extra spending money to help maintain their bridges. governor christie's administration announced that each county in the state will get at least $1 million. in addition to that money, middle township, cape may county will get another 1 million for repairs on the ocean drive bridge. then another $435,000 will go toward the replacement of the clementon-berlin bridge in camden county. jack markell is emphasizing the important role states play in supporting the new economy. the governor traveling to stanford law school in california today to speak about
4:37 pm
how innovation can lead to economic growth. markell says there are opportunities for states to manage, promote and harness new innovations that have developed as a result of businesses. he says those businesses like uber and air bandb. today new research shows the upside of kids playing video games. >> and skin damage comes at a steep cost but first here's what we're working on for nbc 10 news at 5:00. right at 5:00, the battle for change inside local veteran hospitals. what's being done to make sure our service men and women receive care faster. service hacked. >> the security breach that put addresses, social security numbers in the wrong hands. plus, dozens of cats aban doned.
4:38 pm
who's stepping in? and how officials plan to fast track better education inside classrooms. count on nbc 10 news at 5:00. the holiday season is here, which means it's time for the volkswagen sign-then-drive event. for practically just your signature, you could drive home for the holidays in a german-engineered volkswagen. like the sporty, advanced new jetta and the well-crafted all-new golf. if you're wishing for a new volkswagen this season just about all you need is a finely tuned... pen. get zero due at signing, zero down, zero deposit and zero first month's payment on select new volkswagen models.
4:39 pm
4:40 pm
as the number of skin cancer cases continue to go up, so does the cost of the treatment between 2002 and 2011 the centers for disease control found expenses related to the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the u.s. jumped 125%. the average cost of all other
4:41 pm
cancers increased by 25% during that same time period. parents who worry about the time their kids spend playing action-packed video games can apparently relax a little bit according to a new study. fast-moving video games boost learning and the effect lasts for a long time. even new gamers become faster learners after about two months of playing. scientists believe it's because fast paced games force the brain to sharpen its skills. the new soccer field that's just been unveiled. nbc 10 was there and we'll show you. also ahead, treasures in trouble. the local landmark that's crumbling and the efforts to get important things done. glenn "hurricane" schwartz? >> got the eagles bow tie on for tonight. all psyched up. we're off to a new start, spring weather. just don't get used to it. i'm tracking big weather changes. get the sweaters and coats because you're going to need them.
4:42 pm
then all new tonight on nbc 10 news at 5:00, a visit from pope francis isn't just confirmed but we have new details about what's planned for the world meeting of families conference. plus, why the event isn't just for catholics. silent night not so silent? with sleep number, now there's an adjustment for that. give the gift of amazing sleep, only at a sleep number store. where you'll find our lowest price ever on the c4 queen mattress plus 36-month financing.
4:43 pm
know better sleep with sleep number.
4:44 pm
i bet you didn't see this one coming. up your game with a new fritos chili pizza. a large for $12 dollars. add a mega chocolate chip cookie for just $5 dollars more. better ingredients. better pizza. better football. papa john's.
4:45 pm
education advocates give pennsylvania a failing grade. so now they're slapping the state with a lawsuit. the focus, what they're calling an irrational system of distributing state subsidies. the suit says the state has academic standards but fails to provide equal resources for students. attorneys behind this lawsuit tell nbc 10 they hope to fix that and hold lawmakers feet to the fire. >> it's ensuring that the legislature will decide this issue. they will be the ones that will be doing it but we need a court to intervene and say you have not passed constitutional muster at this point. >> delaware county's william
4:46 pm
penn school district is one of the plaintiffs in the suit. there are two individual parent plaintiffs from the school district of philadelphia, the district itself is not involved. and this afternoon, the union representing philadelphia's teachers released a statement in support of the suit saying in part, schools have been starved of resources and students who need the most support have been hurt the most. children at the jersey shore will have a new green space to play no matter the weather. >> a state-of-the-art all-season soccer field debuted today. governor chris christie was at the dedication today. the project is in addition to the uae embassy's grant last year.ç the field now enables atlantic city to develop a youth community soccer program. >> as a father of four, all whom are involved in sports from the
4:47 pm
college level on down to the intermural soccer for our 11-year-old, i know how important these sports activities are to help our kids. >> atlantic city is the seventh u.s. city to be the recipient of a new soccer feel from the uae's goodwill and generosity. we have an update on breaking news we told you about earlier. new information into nbc 10 news about this story here, along the river about reports of a car in the delaware river in northeast philadelphia. witnesses tell philadelphia police they saw someone jump out of that car and then push it into the river and then run away. so it is not believed that anyone is trapped in a car in the river. that's the latest from there. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> skyforce 10 live over lincoln financial field. playing conditions could not be better.
4:48 pm
now, it's november, so it's not balmy out there. you may need a coat or covering but no rain gear, that's for sure. beautiful, beautiful weather. dry for the birds. for the next couple days it's going to be warm, not record warm but kind of warm. way warmer it will be for the rest of the month. then a cold blast comes in after this warm weather. beautiful day out there after relatively chilly start. 62 degrees, the wind is south at 6 miles an hour. we're 6 degrees warmer than we were at this time yesterday. remember over the weekend, it was kind of cold, high was only 50 on saturday. 54 sunday. got up to 63 so far today. the next two days, 66. the average is 58, then it goes down fast. and stays there. 57 in lancaster but we've got ç 60s across much of the area, 50s
4:49 pm
near the shore. the wind will be coming in off that ocean, bringing in some clouds. look what's going on here. look at this temperature contrast. des moines, iowa, and chicago 62. 29 in minneapolis, 19 in bismarck. single digits up in canada. there's a large area of arctic air and it's coming right down into the u.s., then it makes a little bit of a turn and comes away. we're just kind of on the edge of it, even with that, you're going to see temperatures of at least 10 degrees below normal. imagine what they're going to get back there, including green bay next sunday when the eagles are playing. right now it looks like temperatures in the teens before the game's over. here's the futurecast as we go into tomorrow morning. moisture trying to come up the coast. we could see some rain, not snow, tuesday night and into wednesday morning. then we have the system coming
4:50 pm
in from the west, another one coming up the coast. again, close call with some rain or maybe some snow showers on friday morning. but nothing big. the big thing is the cold and the persistence of that cold. clear and chilly tonight, patchy fog late. 45 for the low in philadelphia, 37 in the suburbs. again, hardly any wind. mostly cloudy tomorrow, especially first thing. then becoming mild, versus some sunshine there. temperatures in the mid to upper 60s, depending on how much sunshine we get. wednesday we could see showers in the morning, the wind picks up in the afternoon, kind of mild. that wind is eventually going to be bringing in colder air for thursday morning and once it's here, it stays here. we have some possible snow showers by friday morning, the weekend is cold. early next week is cold. late next week is cold. next weekend is cold.
4:51 pm
what we have here is all the blocking pattern. once you're in a certain part of that blocking pattern you get stuck in it. now we'reç stuck in cold, but to the north in the plains states, freezing coal for november. >> it could be worse. all right. thank you, glenn. >> new troubles for a local place of worship to tell you about. >> today, the urgent efforts to remove important content inside. also ahead, she was a political foe. now she finds a job with tom wolf's administration. nbc 10 with the role katie mcginnty will play in the wolf cabinet. all new at nbc 10 news at 5:00, the season canceled after a hazing scandal. now we learn the charges. look at this beautiful sunset.
4:52 pm
this from skyforce 10. we'll be right back. cocoa or eggnog? toasty or frosty?
4:53 pm
exactly the way you want it... until boom, it's bedtime! your mattress is a battleground of thwarted desire.
4:54 pm
enter the sleep number bed. right now, you can save $400 on the c4 mattress set. he's the softy. his sleep number setting is 35. you're the rock, at 60. silent night not so silent? sleep number's even got an adjustment for that. give the gift of amazing sleep, only at a sleep number store. where you'll find our lowest price ever on the c4 queen mattress plus 36-month financing. know better sleep with sleep number.
4:55 pm
we have new information about a local catholic church closed for safety reasons. part of the church is in danger of collapsing. today crews removed sacred objects to put them into storage. the future of the building is still being considered. the archdiocese of philadelphia closed the parish last year. they merged with the holy name of jesus church. new today, proof that politics really does sometimes make strange fed fellows. katie mcginnty is joining governor-elect tom wolf's team. >> she ran against wolf in the democratic primary. mcginnty was named his chief of
4:56 pm
staff. after coming in fourth for the democratic nomination for governor in may, mcginnty led the campaign for a fresh start, a political action committee that supported wolf and other democrats. >> all right. now to nbc 10 news at 5:00. >> here are jacqueline london and keith jones. >> next on nbc 10 news at 5:00, outrage and torture, the death of a toddler. >> only nbc 10 talks to the 3-year-old killed, allegedly at the hands of his own family. nbc 10 learns about charges the football players are now facing. and turning to sheena, more mild temperatures on the way. >> a milder day tomorrow, then very cold air setting in for quite a while. we're take a look at all the temperatures forecast, coming up. new information about the issues being addressed at the world meeting of families in philadelphia in april. we'll tell you what we've learned, next on nbc 10 news at 5:00.
4:57 pm
4:58 pm
4:59 pm
nbc 10 news starts now. the torture and murder of a chester county toddler allegedly at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend, continues to spark outrage and sadness. >> some of that outrage is now coming from the suspect's family. nbc 10's doug shimell spoke exclusively to relatives. doug? >> reporter: we went in search of gary fellenbaum's family.
5:00 pm
his case made strangers cry, 3-year-old scottieç mcmillan allegedly dying at the hands of his mother, jillian tait and boyfriend, gary fellenbaum. his father knows his son faces a murder charge and possibly the death penalty. >> i just think my kid is being railroaded at this point. >> reporter: the evidence prosecutors outlined was staggering, of fellenbaum allegedly beating the toddler with a knotted rope, curtain rod and aluminum strip and slamming the boy's head into a wall. >> gary fellenbaum and julianne tate tied the two boys up by their feet over a door and beat them. and while they were doing that, they were laughing. >> at this point i have no comment. >> reporter: it's been upsetting for the family. >> yes, it is. >> reporter: what's been so upsetting about what you've been hearing? >> everything. because i know my son wouldn't


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on