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service area in lacey township. here's where that rest stop is. it's about 15 miles from barn na get where arthur buckle was spotted last week about 50 miles east of bay side prison. "nbc 10" south jersey bureau reports live in lacey township with an update. good morning, cydney. >> reporter: good morning, vai. as you know, this is the second time in six days that escaped convict arthur buckle has shown his face at a very public place. he walked out of this rest stop
last night sometime between 9:30 and 11:00 p.m. and hasn't been seen since. these are the newest images of buckles who appears dirty on this surveillance video. look, he is wearing a camouflage shoulder bag and carrying a gallon jug of water. he borrowed a rest stop employee's cell phone, placed a call and disappeared. the sighting initiated an all out search by the new jersey department of corrections and local law enforcement authorities to include berkeley township and lacey township police. before dawn those officers swarmed the area using canine dogs on the ground and by day break state police lended their chopper as an asset in this manhunt from the air. new jersey's department of corrections says buckle did express an interest in surrendering to authorities but it is unclear if he placed the call directly to police or called on a relative to reach out to investigators. buckles photo, of course, is all over the place after he broke free from bay side prison unit
in hammonton last tuesday. he was there serving a lighter sentence after being freed in the summer of 2010 on manslaughter charges in the death of a baby girl. >> we've got a lot of woods. these are all pine barrons. you go back in the trees with all the pine trees, it's dark down there, you know? you can hide for sure. only way to catch him is a dog. >> reporter: now rick parson of the nearby town is familiar with this stretch parkway. it is very wooded. take a look back live. it is known as the double trouble state park. earlier this morning our cameras caught police crossing the busy stretch right here of the garden state park way, vai, to run into the woods. needles to say there have definitely been anxious hours of the motorists stopping off to stretch their legs. they see all of the news vans out here. increased presence of the police. some have run back to get into their cars quickly. we're in touch with the department of corrections as
well as police and will let you know as soon as we hear anything. we're live in lacey township, cydney long, "nbc 10 news." meanwhile, the quarterback is back. sam bradford returned to the eagles training complex for the first time since demanding a trade. the team confirmed that bradford returned to the novembo care complex. he demanded to be trade after they drafted quarterback carson wentz. the eagles refused maintaining that bradford was their starter. he has reportedly now dropped that trade request. bradford released a statement saying, quote, i'm excited to be back on the field today with my teammates and coaches. the business side of football is sometimes a necessary consideration. my attention and efforts are focused on the participation and the preparation for a championship season. i am committed to my teammates and the eagles organization for nothing less. and philadelphia police early this morning arrested a murder suspect who they say admitted to killing his girlfriend. they say the 24-year-old man
called 911 early this morning saying that he strangled his girlfriend to death. when police got to the home on aurora street they found the woman dead and her four children from a previous relationship sleeping in the house. there was no sign of the suspect. police used his cell phone signal from his 911 call to track his whereabouts. he was arrested just before 5:00 this morning near thompson and cumberland in port richmond. a fight between two homeless men ended with a stabbing. it started at 12th and race streets around midnight. the victim has minor injuries to his face. the suspect is now in custody. and at this hour we are learning more about the $429 million winning powerball ticket sold in mercer county. new jersey lottery officials are holding a briefing at the 7-eleven store. someone bought that ticket that
has all the numbers. let's take a moment to listen. >> going back to march of 2013. we sold a ticket for 338 million and on august of 2013 we sold one of the three prizes for a $448 million ticket. i want to talk a little bit about the benefits of this ticket. first though i want to address the winner. i hope the winner is watching. we're live streaming this from the lottery directly to our live stream account and to all of our social media accounts as well. if the winner happens to be watching, i want them to sign the back of the ticket, put it in a safe place, come to lottery headquarters, which is nearby, very close, we will safeguard
that ticket. get professional advice. take your time deciding what to do. in the meantime we will hold it. so whoever you are, please come forward and bring us our ticket and let us keep it safe for you. the ticket and the bechb fits. there's 31 others. the total is $8.7 million to new jersey players. retailers just on this draw alone will earn over $2 million in commissions. the estimated state contribution from these roles is over 17 million. nationwide almost $920 million worth of tickets were sold and in new jersey nearly $43 million worth of tickets were sold.
as you know, a role like this greatly increases the revenue to the state which means it increases the revenue to our beneficiaries. we support -- i love the march winds that we're having in may. we support education and institutions in new jersey including the school for the deaf, disabled veterans homes, institutions for the developmentally disabled, college tuition grants and other educational supports. i have with me the lucky lottery retailer that sold this ticket. they are so excited to have sold this ticket in this area, and i would like to present them with a bonus check that they earned for selling this top tier ticket of $30,000. so andrea shin. >> thank you. >> you win, too, along with everyone else. >> thank you.
>> this way, too, please. >> let's go right to the bank. just kidding. >> so before i open this up for questions, i just want to say that this is absolutely the best part of the job. the next best part is meeting the winners. i always love meeting winners and hearing their stories. i find them to be the most wonderful people and the most normal, average people you could ever expect to meet. they're just like all of you standing out here, like your friends and neighbors. i can't wait to meet this winner. with that i'll take any questions if you have any or introduce andrea in case you have any questions for her. >> andrea, could you tell us a little bit about [ inaudible ]. >> sure. we were -- it was actually unbelievable. pretty exciting. like i said, we always joke
about, you know, never having a winner close by. a few people -- customers in the morning had an inkling that it was mercer county. when we heard the news i couldn't believe it. even now it's pretty unbelieve zblabl what are you going to do with your money? >> i mean, we're very close knit community here. very residential. we do have a lot of like repeat customers every day. customers we see every single day. the odds most likely we do know who the person is. either way we're just so excited for the winner. >> what are you going to do with the money? >> you know, i'm not really sure yet. i'll probably try to take a vacation or something, get a little time off. you know, that's about it really. >> some stores are right next to the highway. the person could be from
anywhere. [ inaudible ] >> definitely. i mean, we do get a couple people that are commuters, but for the most part it's all -- you know, people who pretty much live in the area or close by so -- >> how do you feel that someone locally -- >> oh, it's amazing. you know, i just -- i'm so happy. i hope it brings something positive to their life. it's definitely life changing. great for the trenton community to have something positive going on. i know there have been a couple of crazy things recently. >> we have been watching listening to a meeting briefing from trenton mercer county where the winning powerball ticket was sold at a 7-eleven. andrea shin just earned $30,000 for herself and her family, but they had put out an apb, all points bulletin for the winner of that ticket to come forward to validate that ticket and get some professional advice with how they'll use that money. we still don't know, as we said, the identity of the person who bought that winning ticket. we are continuing to follow that
and we'll stay with us. following breaking developments in the case involving north carolina's controversial lgbt law. the action at stake, governor took against the federal government and what his decision could mean for north carolina moving forward. and more severe weather in the south. the system that spawned tornadoes, hail, and even left dozens of cars under water at a shopping mall. glenn? well, this is something you may not want to hear. i'm tracking some more showers that are going to be headed our way. let you know when to expect the rain and when we'll see the warmest weather this week.
now to decision 2016. senator bernie sanders brought his presidential campaign to atlantic city this morning. his visit came just weeks before the new jersey primary on june 7th. "nbc 10's" pamela osborne is live for us in atlantic city for what sanders had to say at a packed crowd. good morning, pamela. >> good morning. i spoke with senator bernie sanders one on one. he tells me it doesn't matter that clinton is leading in delegates. he plans to take this race to the very end. he needs new jersey voters now more than ever. as he and hillary clinton compete for the democratic nomination, sanders connected with the crowd of about 1,000 people this afternoon. he talked about climate change, tuition free college. senator sanders spoke directly
to a group in atlantic city and to the people here. he told rally goers that the greediness he's fighting against is the greed that landed atlantic city in the financial crisis that it's now in. now is a time to change and he believes he's the man who do it. next up, the west virginia primary. that's tomorrow. on wednesday hillary clinton will be in camden, new jersey, trying to rally her voters as well. reporting live in atlantic city, i'm pamela osborne, "nbc 10 news." pam, thank you. donald trump will be in new jersey on may 19th to appear at a pair of fundraisers. one of them will go towards helping governor chris christie pay off a quarter of a million dollars in debt for his run for the white house. in pennsylvania senator pat toomey is voicing concern about donald trump's abilities. he told reporters yesterday that he likely won't attend the republican national convention in an editorial on philly.com yesterday the republican senator called trump's candidacy, quote, highly problematic. toomey added he's inclined to
support his party's nominee. he wrote that it is up to trump to make the case for himself in a way that ensures millions of republicans and nonrepublicans who have grave doubts about him. winning the nomination is a great accomplishment but it does not mean party members check their judgment at the door. and remember you can get the latest updates on 2016 candidates and contests with the "nbc 10" app. it is a free download. and breaking news, north carolina's governor's office is suing the federal government over their state law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. the u.s. justice department last week said the law violated the civil rights of trans genders. it all has to do with public restroom access. the law requires transgender people to use public bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate. the justice department has set a
deadline for today for north carolina's governor to report whether he would enforce that law. severe storms hit south and central oklahoma sunday. a camera captured one of those storms producing a tornado. the twister was on the ground for several minutes. the area was also hit with heavy rains, flooding and golf ball sized hail. those same storms left dozens of cars under water at an oklahoma mall. look at this. witnesses say some cars were floating while others didn't even leave the ground but were filled with water. one mother of seven who works at the mall and had to walk through water that was almost up to her waist as she left her job, her husband came to help. >> gave me a call, i came out here to see what i could do. i walked straight through it up to the north entrance. >> glad i've got full coverage. >> yes. >> the flood waters receded. tow truck crews were busy removing all of those damaged vehicles. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with chief
meteorologist glen hurrican hur schwartz. we're not expecting a continuation of this sunshine. we have some rain. 69 degrees with high clouds coming into the philadelphia area. high thin clouds across the pennsylvania suburbs, jersey, lehigh valley. temperatures 66 to 68. delaware with a little bit thicker clouds out there and this is going to be an issue as we go through the day. now temperatures are going to go up a few more degrees. you can see philadelphia we're getting into the low 70s, but it doesn't really cool off very much tonight. in trenton, again, low 70s. cools off into the 50s. so it's not going to be as cool as it was this morning. in reading up near 70 degrees despite the clouds thickening up and then dropping down into the mid 50s overnight.
wilmington, up near 70 and then the temperature doesn't even drop below 60 degrees tonight at the clouds come in. now at the jersey shore the southerly wind is starting to come in. it's kind of mild. 65 degrees in atlantic city and colgate, 67 at woodbine. so far the temperatures uniform. back to the 70s at least across most of the area. it was nowhere near that on friday or any day last week. 56 degrees, 63 saturday. 72 degrees for today. you can see your seven day forecast at the bottom of the screen for your area, not just philadelphia anymore. you don't have to wait until the end of the weathercast to see it either. you can see there's nothing on radar even though we do have clouds that are starting to come into the area. they're generally high clouds. and this area of rain is mostly
headed just to the south of philadelphia, but this part, that may get us during the day tomorrow. so we do expect at least an increase in the chances for rain. as we go into tomorrow morning, there could be a few sprinkles in philadelphia. best chance in delaware and south jersey. as we go through the day, most of the region has a threat of some rain during the day and then more coming in from the west during the day on wednesday. so we've got a couple of days here with at least some threats of rain. now over the next few days this is what we have. we have 70s today, clouds but dry. tomorrow in philadelphia, do expect periods of rain. it will help knock the temperature down and then some showers on wednesday. pa suburbs, rain tomorrow and then on wednesday the temperature goes back up. lehigh valley, better chance of
a little sun tomorrow and then some showers on wednesday. the jersey shore, for example, down into the 50s tomorrow. periods of rain and then gets a little bit warmer. and so we'll be back with the ten day forecast to see if we do get a decent amount of sunshine and temperatures a little bit higher. thank you, glen. it is the carnival ride that turned into a nightmare for one family. still ahead, we'll have an update on a girl whose hair got caught in a carnival ride. what her mother is saying about the incident and her daughter's condition.
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>> the death of trayvon martin. they're still talking about it. stand your ground law. the battle of trayvon martin is a poetic and musical look at the case. the artistic director and the co-author and director and choreographer. he's here with amir randall, a 16-year-old who plays trayvon martin. let's start with you. tell us about the show and the approach you took in telling trayvon's story. >> well, we wanted to tell
trayvon's story because we thought it was an important story to tell, american story. we collected poetry, we collected interviews and we mixed them with dance and music to tell the story. >> it sounds to me like -- is it anything like the show that's really hot right now on broadway, hamilton? >> yeah. there is definitely that element to it. there's definitely hip-hop elements and history. there are very broad characters and making them very human. there is a connection. >> let me ask you. what's it like to play trayvon martin. how familiar were you with his case? it happened four years ago when you were 11 or 12 years old. >> when i was 12 i didn't understand it. i wasn't that socially conscious. now that i'm maturing i understand how big of a case it was and it opened america's eyes to what happened that night. >> was it difficult to play -- is it difficult to play a character that people are familiar with like trayvon martin or someone that nobody knows? >> it's not difficult. it's actually really opening for me because i can get in touch with somebody my age, something
that can happen to me. it's not difficult but definitely a challenge to do it and get in and out of that every day. >> what was the hardest part? there was dancing involved, acting involved. do you sing at all? really, you do it all? you're like a triple threat. >> yeah. but after that like it's just like the more surreal feeling of being trayvon martin, doing him justice and his family and all of that. that was the biggest part of it that was difficult for me. >> i've got to tell you, when you came here, i saw that you were 16 years old. i thought he was going to be, you know, less mature than he is. he's like talking to somebody that's one of your peers. >> he's a product of freedom theater's academy, the school that we have. he just is a great example of our youth of these young, great black actors in philadelphia that are coming up. >> you play football, real quick? getting recruited. end up going to college. >> get a college scholarship, have them pay for t. take acting classes. that's awesome. >> "ballad of trayvon martin"
runs may 11th to may 22nd at the john e. allen jr. theater. 1346 north broad street. go to nbc.com and check out the app. thank you so much for coming. >> thank you so much. there was just one winning ticket sold and it was purchased in mercer county. now we're all waiting for the world's newest millionaire to come forward. we'll hear what lottery officials in new jersey are saying about the big prize and what the store who sold the winning ticket thinks about who may be holding that powerball treasure. and sam surfaces. eagles quarterback sam bradford is back with the birds this morning. what he's now saying about asking for a trade and his future with the team.
intensifies for an escaped prisoner in ocean county. authorities say the fugitive inmate was spotted on surveillance camera at a service area in lacey township. here's where that rest stop is. it's about 15 miles from barn na gate where arthur buckle was spotted last week and 15 miles from the ancor unit. cydney long is with us in lacey township. sidn cydney, what's the latest? >> reporter: investigators involved in the manhunt won't confirm that arthur buckle may be getting tired. the only thing they'll tell us is that he or a relative made arrangements for his surrender last night sometime between 9:30 and 11:00 here at this rest stop, but he apparently got cold feet and took off before 11:00. it forced a ramped up manhunt that will continue through the day today. rest stop surveillance images of
buckle shows him in shorts and work boots and carrying a jug of water. police tell me he borrowed a rest stop employee's cell phone, placed a call, gave the phone back and then disappeared. the sighting caused police to swarm this area, the adjacent parking lot and woods nearby. new jersey department of corrections along with berkeley township and lacey township police are combing an area of the pine barons known as double trouble state park. it is back. they are using canine dogs on the ground, a southbound helicopter. we can hear it searching by air. new jersey department of corrections says that buckle may want to turn himself in but police didn't confirm if he called them himself or he reached out to a brother to contact them. buckles photo is all over social media and police facebook pages, tomorrow marks a week since he escaped from ancora's bay side prison. he is just 19 days away from his parole eligibility hearing for
aggravated assault. a sentence that followed his violent past of killing a girlfriend's 10-month-old daughter back in 1996. vai, it makes you wonder, does he want to get caught. it is the second time in six days buckle has shown his face in a very public place. last week in barnaget. last wednesday it was the cvs pharmacy. last night authorities, a convoy of them, came back, police units circling, making a u-turn heading north on the parkway. we can hear the chopper overhead. uncertain if something might be developing at this point. we will continue to follow the police during the day and we will have any updates for you on nbc10.com or nbc news starting at 4:00. i'm cydney long, northbound 10 news. the eagles quarterback drama appears to be over, at least for now. sam bradford returned to the eagles training complex today for the first time since demanding a trade.
the team confirmed that bradford reported to the november voe ca -- novo care facility. the eagles refused to trade him. they said he was their starter. he's reportedly dropped that trade request. bradford released a statement saying, quote, i'm excited to be back on the field today with my teammates and coaches. the business side of football is sometimes a necessary consideration. my attention and efforts are focused in and on the championship season. i'm committed to my teammates and the eagles organization for nothing less. meanwhile, we're learning more about the winning powerball ticket sold in trenton mercer county. they just wrapped up a news conference at the store. those folks at the 7-eleven, they just got paid. >> reporter: good morning, vai. that winner has not come forward
yet, but we have learned this morning a little bit more about them and about that winning ticket. we know that it was sold right here at this 7-eleven in trenton on tuesday about 5:20 in the evening. now the winner actually chose their own numbers. this was not one where the numbers were automatically generated. they bought two picks, one for the drawing on wednesday and one for the drawing on saturday. and the lottery official here said they spent about $6, and for that $6 investment they are now going to be getting $284 million because they are choosing the cash payout as opposed to the one where you get all that money over a long period of time. now this store here is owned by a local couple who is so excited. let's take a listen to what they had to say about the big news. >> i didn't know.
i was sleeping because i go to work so early. but when we did hear the news, we were just so excited. i couldn't believe it. i was so excited. even now pretty unbelievable. >> reporter: pretty unbelievable, indeed. they were holding a check you might have seen. that's for $30,000. that is what the store gets here for selling that winning ticket. they say they don't know what they are going to do with that money yet. maybe take a vacation because they work a lot. now the lottery official here today did speak directly to that winner hoping that they are out there somewhere and saying that their advice to them, first of all, if it's you, sign the back of your ticket. put it in a safe place and then bring it to the lottery offices which are really not too far from here. they're right here in trenton. bring it to the lottery offices and so that it can be validated. now that lottery winner does have a year to come forward, but ultimately their identity will be revealed. live in trenton, i'm lauren
mayk, nbc news. >> lauren, thank you. we're looking at some breaking news here at this moment. hazmat situation at coast guard station. this is happening in south philadelphia. in this is at the u.s. coast guard station. crews i'm being told are checking out the situation. they're not sure exactly what they're checking out. this is along washington avenue in south philadelphia. we're told people have been complaining of an odor there. we're working to find out what material is involved and the hazmat task force is on its way to the scene. keep an eye on this. stay with nbc10.com and we'll wait for details as we get it.
now your "nbc 10" first alert weather. it's a mild start to the work week. much welcome change from the damp and dreary weather we saw last week as we take a live look at the skyline of center city, philadelphia. across the way in camden. clouds are increasing in the background there. "nbc 10" first alert chief meteorologist glenn hurricane schwartz is here with the forecast and what those clouds may mean. tracking rain again, glen, maybe? >> eventually, vai, there is going to be rain moving in. now a lot of these places are reporting sunshine here. that's the automated gauges. they can't detect clouds 12,000 feet in the atmosphere. high clouds are in. other than that, sunny skies. you can see philadelphia where there's a human observer all righting mostly cloudy skies. the temperature already up to 70 degrees. saint david's at 70. chester heights at 72. not going to go up a lot more
than that because of the increased clouds. new hope, 70, bensalem at 71 degrees. there's nothing close on radar, at least not yet, but it's starting to get closer to the washington and baltimore area. it's not moving up this way immediate immediately, but the clouds certainly are. you can see them starting to come in through the west and they'll be thickening up. some of this rain that's down around pittsburgh is going to make it into our area, at least eventually. and as we go through the day today, the temperature will be going up near 70, into the low 70s. not dropping that much into the night tonight. by tomorrow morning we have a chance of some rain in philadelphia, mostly cloudy skies in the pennsylvania suburbs. and the lehigh valley. also getting up well into the
60ser near 70 degrees. then dropping it to the 40s tonight because the clouds will be thinning up to the north. we've got a chance of some of that rain coming to the jersey shore even overnight tonight. we'll see when this rain is going to be coming and what areas are going to get hit the hardest with the rest of the forecast in a few minutes. >> thank you, glenn. the premiere of alberta, canada, will be in the fire ravaged town of fort mcmurray today. the evacuations are finally over. firefighters are getting the upper hand as the massive fire shifts away from the communities. the huge wild fire devoured 600 square miles. 1600 homes are now gone. it will be a long time before residents can return. there's no drinkable water or utilities. firefighters lost their own houses as they scrambled to save others. >> i don't consider myself a hero. but i've met more heroes in this
experience than i've ever thought existed. >> rain and cooler temperatures are helping firefighters as they put out hot spots. and the family of an 11-year-old girl who was critically injured on a ride called the king's crown, her friends said the ride jerked and elizabeth fell. that's when her hair got caught up in the ride. a mother reportedly stepped in and stopped the ride and others jumped in. the 11-year-old suffered a fractured skull. she remains in critical condition. the family wants to know what precautions are being taken and whether the person operating the ride will face charges. >> why isn't this man being held responsible for doing this to our daughter? >> the family also said the people who helped elizabeth at the ride and the hospital staff are all heroes. it is a hidden danger inside many homes, and experts say
there's not enough being done to prevent it. look at just how many children are killed from falling furniture. the new safety push to keep kids safe. glenn? well, showers are on the way. i'll let you know when you're going to need the umbrellas for the stuff that's moving this direction and when you can pull out the sunglasses again. that's all ahead. pet moments are beautiful, unless you have allergies. then your eyes may see it differently. flonase is the first and only nasal spray approved to relieve both itchy, watery eyes and congestion. no other nasal allergy spray can say that. when we breathe in allergens our bodies react by over producing six key inflammatory substances that cause our symptoms. most allergy pills only control one substance.
"nbc 10" breaking news. and we have breaking news on this case that we've been following for the better part of a week. ocean county prosecutor's office confirms to us that escapee arthur buckle has been taken into custody. they say he was captured without incident on the northbound side of the garden state parkway near mile marker 76. buckel was 19 days away from a parole hearing. he was convicted of killing a girlfriend's 10-month-old daughter. we have on the phone cydney long. >> reporter: hi, vai. when we spoke to you live at 11:30, we could tell something was developing as a convoy of police and department of corrections vehicles basically headed south on the garden state parkway. they did a very fast turn around, a u-turn at the rest stop where we are at lacey
township. right now we are standing on the side of the garden state parkway. it is pretty much, vai, a dead stop. we know that escaped inmate arthur buckel who escaped from the psychiatric hospital, the bay side satellite prison unit last week on tuesday has finally been captured we are told without incident. a state police source tells me that the department of corrections has been able to capture buckel and no one has been hurt. what i'm seeing is traffic stacked up along the garden state parkway northbound and numerous department of corrections vehicles and police who are up on the left-hand side we are told that buckel is essentially right outside of this double trouble state park and may be sitting on a barrier on the side of the highway, although i can't see down that far, vai. we do know that final bely on
this sixth day buckel is in police custody, that the department of corrections has him again. seven days tomorrow, it would have been a week, vai. people in the garden state, new jersey residents, many of whom who were alarmed, upset, even stretching their legs to stop here this morning at the rest stop quite concerned about someone who had this violent history as he did now being back in custody. vai? >> yeah, stay with us for just another second here. i know a lot of people in new jersey at the area surrounding that are relieved. do you have any information whether they found him or he walked up to police and just surrendered. any word on that? >> reporter: vai, that's the part that's uncertain right now. because we can't see down that far, we've been communicating by text and e-mail with the authorities. i've yet to get the department of corrections on the phone. in fact, i called and there was
such a flurry there, i got hung up on by the new jersey department of corrections. so we will be asking that question whether or not he made himself visible on the side of the highway coming out of the woods, whether or not that happened or whether or not someone spotted him and what it looks like. my sense from where we're standing, we're told that he may be sitting on the, you know, metal barrier on the left-hand side of garden state parkway north. it looks as though police are trying to direct traffic and get some cars by, but we're not certain at this point just how this capture really played out. vai. >> thank you very much. it sounds like you're very much as relieved as police and residents are that he's been apprehended. it's been a week worth of anxiousness for a lot of people
as he left that facility a week ago. cydney long, any information you get, please send it to the "nbc 10" app and to the website so we can let our viewers know. thank you. >> thanks, vai. we pivot now. we live in an age of high tech connections as all of you know, but just how plugged in are you to the community around you? our next guest is on a mission to put down your devices and get a conversation going. cory carter is organizer of the verbal connections crew. thank you very much for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> if we don't already have enough shortage on attention spans, devices don't help matters either. so tell us more about verbal connections, what you do. >> well, it's a social gathering but it's also a platform where men and women can come together to discuss life's issues. we talk about everything from relationships, dating, communication, all of that
stuff. we cover it. there's also a high school platform. >> this is a cruz along delaware? >> yes, this is a cruise. >> are you having people check their devices at the door before they get on the boat? >> no. we want to allow devices to be present. >> it's a safe place for people to communicate. >> it's a safe place to communicate. my teenagers, most of them seem to communicate with this. they text, tweet, facebook. so this is about making sure people not only have conversation between a man and woman and parents and their
children. >> right. right. all aspects of relationships we cover. and speaking of devices, i mean, people can communicate via written questions so we allow people to submit synonymous questions. it's a way to communicate without feeling judged. you can get your point across anonymously. >> tell me why this is important. why is this issue so important for you and your generation? >> well, like you said, communication and cell phones are a big issue now a days. like my children are addicted to their devices, you know? we're trying to get people talking again, you know? i started this platform to broker relationships in my home. i wanted to find a way to strengthen our relationships again. >> my hat's off to you, cory. this is important, especially in
our day and age where devices are so important to kids and adults as well. i'm just as connected to my device as you are and your kids as you say. the verbal connections conversation cruise is happening sunday, may 15th, this sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. aboard the ben franklin yacht. three-hour cruise, sit look b k right back. columbus boulevard. for more information on this cruise or tickets go to our website at nbc10.com or the nrk 10 app. thank you very much, cory carter. good luck. >> thank you. >> we'll be right back. stay with us. connections.
you're not just in the classroom; you're part of the community. you meet these tiny kids every year, and you help them learn and grow. but you also get to know their families, and over the years they become a part of your life, and you become a part of theirs. when you build those connections, you can accomplish some pretty amazing things.
i'm jackie kruzik and i'm proud to be a new jersey educator. "nbc 10" breaking news. recapping our breaking news, the ocean county prosecutor's office confirms that escapee arthur buckel has been captured. we're looking at a picture from our chopper from new york, wnbc chopper. he was captured without incident on the northbound side of the garden state parkway near mile marker 76. we're trying to get a read here on where these police cars are and where he may be. maybe one of those vehicles,
buckel is. he was 19 days away from parole. he was serving a sentence for killing a girlfriend's 10-month-old baby girl back in 1996. safety experts warned not enough is -- we're just looking at pictures here. these are surveillance pictures from last night when he was seen. he was spotted in that area. safety experts warn not enough is being done to prevent child injuries due to falling furniture. the consumer product safety commission says a child is sent to the emergency room every 24 minutes and a child dies every week from furniture tipping over on them. they re-emphasize the anchor it program. use anchors or straps to secure heavy book shelves or dressers. let's get a check on the weather. >> the clouds are increasing now. the rain is on the way.