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man, creating a fake radio caller. you may have heard dwayne call in to the station for years. denise nakano got reaction from fans, she joins us live from xfinity live in south philly. denise, what do they have to say? >> reporter: reactions we got range from it's not a big deal, to shock and confusion. the white radio producer pretended to be that black radio caller and carried on that act for two years. >> dwayne from swooedsboro checking in. dwayne, what's going on, man? >> yeah, what's up, man, how you doing, man? >> reporter: a regular caller to 97.5 was over the top dwayne who created banter for the show. >> reporter: i'm probably waking up the neighborhood, probably waking up the borough, man. >> reporter: turns out the caller was fake, invention of a white show producer impersonating a black guy who went after white women. a sports blogger first revealed the fake caller on his blog.
>> i think the actions of the young white kid doing sort of, like, stereotype of a black guy made it a lot worse and sort of just, like, piled on whatever that initial shock was. >> reporter: some are calling out the racial overtones of the caricature that played the stereotypes of african-americans. >> it just seems that there's so much racial issues going on around the country, why we continue to promote the stereotypes. >> reporter: some fans say they found dwayne entertaining. >> didn't take it as being extremely racial at all. i kind of saw it more as just kind of a crazy funny guy creating reason to talk. >> reporter: mike directly addressed the controversy on his show today. >> the only thing i can do is tell you i wasn't in on it, had no idea about it. if you don't want to believe that, that's your choice. i can tell you firsthand, had i known this was a fake, i would have shut it down immediately, and i would have been sensed to
the racial undertones of it. >> reporter: it's not clear what discipline the producer or staff involved will face, if any. we could not reach staff for comment. denise nakano, nbc 10 news. we transition now to decision 2016. donald trump's campaign continues its push for pennsylvania, sending his running mate mike pence to our area today. his first stop was a text tube incorporated, a tubing manufacturer in king of prussia. he told the crowd hillary clinton will send more people into unemployment and raise taxes. pence then headed to a bucks county manufacturing plant, where he told the crowd of supporters that donald trump is committed to getting more americans back to work. >> donald trump is going to roll his sleeves up and make sure that trade agreements with the american people work for the american worker first. >> pence also made a quick stop for a haircut. he visited jones barber and
hairstyles. with pence's p.a., donald trump focuses attention on texas. the republican nominee held a rally in austin, where he reiterated a familiar theme you probably heard on the campaign trail. >> we are going to build the wall. and who's going to pay for the wall? >> mexico! >> trump also spoke with a group of mothers of americans killed by illegal immigrants. hillary clinton is keeping hold of the large national lead over donald trump. a new nbc news poll out today shows her with 50% support compared to 42% for donald trump. clinton leads significantly when it comes to african-american and hispanic voters. and you can fact check the latest claims made by both campaigns with our decision 2016 coverage. just tap the nbc 10 app.
meanwhile, new at 11:00, west nile virus in montgomery county. tonight there is concern after the presence of disease-carrying mosquitos was found. officials say an advisory was e-mailed to residents warning them of the potential of west nile in the area. a county spokesperson says spraying has been scheduled for thursday night to combat the issue. residents we spoke to say they appreciate the decisive action being taken. >> i'm glad they are taking care of it. it is scary. and eventually would have come here anyways, so i'm glad they are trying to nip it in the bud. >> so far there have been no reported cases of west nile in the abington area. and now to the other mosquito threat, there are now five new zika cases in florida, including one in tampa bay. four of the cases are connected to mosquitos in miami's wynwood arts district. the fifth patient is more than 200 miles away in pinellas
county. to date there are 42 home grown zika cases in florida. all right, turning now to this comfortable weather. summer has been very enjoyable thus far and has been hot, it's been humid, not this week. nbc 10 in north philadelphia tonight where people were out walking in these cooler temperatures. you're going to wake up to another cool morning. meteorologist sheena parveen has the details. sheena, time to really open up the windows. >> yes, a lot of people keeping the windows open, maybe turning the a.c. off. tomorrow morning, another cool one. here's a look at temperatures right now. 67 dover, 65 in allentown, al n allentown in the 50s tomorrow morning. 62 right now in vineland, and because the humidity is so low, that's making these numbers feel so comfortable. so take a look tomorrow morning. if you're heading out at 8:00 in the morning, allentown 61, reading 62, wilmington 68, atlantic city 72.
if you're in philadelphia, 67 degrees by 8:00 a.m. and still plenty of sunshine, so a cool start. and by the afternoon, still really nice. coming up we'll talk about the 90s returning in the forecast, more heat and humidity, also watching the tropics, some tropical moisture could, in fact, be our next rain chance into next week. i'll show you the details on this straight ahead. >> looking forward to that, sheena, thank you. in the meantime the family came face to face with his accused killer in a south jersey courtroom today. zachary stood with his head down as prosecutors detailed the final moments of his victim's life. they say he beat his girlfriend's son to death saturday night during an argument over food. he's being held on $1 million bail. first on nbc 10, a bucks county family takes on the u.s. navy over contaminated water that bleeds off local military bases and into their drinking
water. toxic chemicals called pfcs linked to cancer were used in firefighting foam at the naval station. the giovanis lived across the street for 13 years. test results of their private well water revealed 40 times the amount safe over a lifetime. they want the navy to cover the cost of monitoring the family's future health. so far the navy has rejected requests by lawmakers, including governor tom wolf, to pay for large scale testing. meanwhile, the site of an old waste water plant will soon be turned into a water front park in south jersey. it's in the kramer hill neighborhood of camden. since the plant shut down more than 30 years ago, the site is now filled with wildlife. there are plans for trails and a nature preserve, which will open next spring. new at 11:00, the new jersey department of education is giving the go ahead to shut down an elementary school.
the office of school facilities and finance handed down a ruling that florence evans elementary school will close next july 1st. the district put a transition plan into place. the school will stay open for grades one through five for this school year. you've got to see this next story. the little boy making big history. we check in with zion harvey one year after he got brand new hands as the country's youngest ever hand transplant. and a thank you seven decades in the making. how this world war ii hero is being honored in south jersey tonight.
he was shot and killed steps away from his front door. harris' family is hoping to create an alert system to let police know they are pulling over a driver hearing impaired. we have new video we want to show you tonight of rescuers pulling three missing german tourists out of a ravine in northern california. the three women were in a car crash and were missing for more than 15 hours. one was trapped inside the vehicle, the other two ejected. no word on their conditions at this hour. the woman and her two friends used tracks and cell phone gps in the vehicle's onstar system. it's a simple request we want to tell you about tonight, extend the safety netting around home plate. that call came from the families of two fans hit by foul balls at citizens bank park. you might have heard about this. 9-year-old siena eaton was hit saturday night. her mouth still swollen, requires stitches. she was sitting in the area
right behind the dugout. 24 hours later, erin was hit too, needed stitches. she was sitting in the same exact area as siena. >> my challenge would be for them to do more and if netting isn't the answer, what is? >> it's evident right there that this is a problem in that section. without a doubt, i think that needs to be extended. >> the phillies expanded the netting this season to the sides of the dugout near home plate. the team said it is considering the possibility of further expansion next season. the u.s. government is moving closer now to easing the tax burden on olympic winning athletes, set to vote on exempting the olympic medals from taxing. illinois republican robert dole proposed the measure this month, pushing the bill through the ways and means committee and says the full vote is set for next month.
last week a new jersey lawmaker wants to go one step further. sam thompson proposed the law change making the winnings tax free, at least in the garden state. and new jersey's only olympic medalist laurie hernandez and the rest of the final five will be on "the tonight show" coming up right after this newscast. >> the final five, simone biles, aly raisman, laurie hernandez, gabby douglas, and madison kocian! >> the olympic gold medalists had fun with jimmy and the crew, showing off their olympic talents in a game of hungry, hungry humans. all right, from those heros, the final five, to another one, our south jersey borough, a world war ii veteran honored for his service to our nation. this was the scene at the community center, camden native was presented with a plaque to commemorate his time in the navy.
a navy electrician, he served from 1943 to 1946. also a special night for families with special needs in south jersey. autism cares sponsored a family fun night in splash world, the park was closed to the public so children and their families could enjoy the night. a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the autism cares foundation. all right, turning to our weather, it was a nice night out there. beautiful day, wrapping up in center city. this is a live look from our campus camera. we've enjoyed a cooler start to the week, and it's going to stick around for tomorrow morning, so get ready for that. meteorologist sheena parveen has the details in the first alert neighborhood forecast. sheena. >> yeah, keith, you know, the humidity much lower, that's all because of this big area of high pressure. if you're wondering why we've had such nice weather, that's the reason why it's going to keep us nice tonight, it's going to keep us nice as we start the day tomorrow and even through the afternoon. if you look at the seven day at
the bottom of your screen, you notice we do, in fact, have 90s returning by the end of the week, coming along with more humidity, so it's going to feel closer to 100 degrees for friday. you can enjoy another cool morning into tomorrow morning. take a look at our low temperatures we expect. this will be the temperature around sunrise tomorrow, 57 allentown, 62 mt. holly, 66 degrees in the philadelphia area, so another comfortable one. through the afternoon, temperatures just a little bit warmer than today. highs will still be in the 80s. it will still be staying dry and comfortable with the low humidity. tomorrow's forecast, chestnut hill high of 85 degrees, el win 84, reading temperatures around 86 degrees. new jersey, if you're in buona vista, 81 degrees, longport 78, wilmington 83 degrees tomorrow. so still a very comfortable day, but more heat does come back into the forecast. 90s return late in the week, so
we're talking about thursday close to 90 degrees. friday we will be in the 90s. here is a look, philadelphia compared to the jersey shore. if you're heading there this weekend, temperatures will be cooler wednesday and thursday near 80 degrees, philadelphia getting warmer, 94 on friday. if you're at the shore friday, we'll be around 90 degrees. that will be the hottest day into the weekend along the shore, temperatures back down around 80 degrees and sunny. if you're in the philadelphia area, we are going to stay around 90 degrees and dry through your weekend. that's the good news. now we'll talk about the tropics, two systems we're watching here. the one that we're most concerned about is over the lesser antilles on the way to puerto rico. it may be getting organized in the next few days. the name of the storm, it's not named yet, would be hermine. we are watching for possible development. we do expect it. the other one is gastone in the president clinton, that is going to head out into the atlantic,
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this is sports desk. brought to you by xfinity. x1 from xfinity will change the way you experience tv. >> hey, i'm john clark from csn. the eagles new linebacker practiced for the first time today. he is going to compete for the starting middle linebacker job. there he is, number 54. he played under eagles defensive coordinator jim schwartz in detroit and tennessee, and he is
a hard worker. he wants to be on the field at all times, even when it's just practice. yeah, we're talking about practice. jim schwartz knows all about this. >> he came in my office mad as a hornet, and was ready to practice. he's like, you're ruining my streak. what are you talking about? he goes, i've never missed a practice. >> to me, practice is more important than a game. when you miss a rep, you miss something. you can't make it up. i try to be present every day i'm out here on the field. we're playing a kid's game, i'm 31 years old, to be able to come out here and play this game, it's pretty fun. >> practice is more important than the game. how about the redskins' new high priced cornerback josh norman ripping sam bradford? norman said this back in may, just got out, "have you ever been one of the top 20 quarterbacks in the league? now you want more money? i can't wait to play him twice a year." phillies lost 9-0 to the cardinals on sunday. guess the day off didn't help
that much. nothing going the phils way. take a look at tyler goodell, rough effort trying to make the catch right there. then peter borges struggling to get this ball, goes through the five hole. tough night for jake thompson. gives up seven earned runs in five innings, so his e.r.a. is almost 10 this season. phils lose again 9-1. could it be tebow time again in philly? he has an open workout next week and the phillies will be there. yeah, the phillies. last we saw he was trying for a football comeback with the eagles last summer. now he wants to make it in baseball. more than 20 teams will be there next tuesday. that's it for sports, i'm john clark. we'll be right back.
well, tomorrow morning still nice. temperatures mid 60s in the philadelphia area. some areas will be in the 50s. afternoon
highs mid 80s. we're getting into the 90s on friday and through the weekend around 90. but look at the dry stretch, even going into next week and then rain chances wednesday and thursday of next week. we'll be watching a terrorism system f tropical system for that one. >> thank you so much for watching. good night. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- dolly parton, donald golver, the u.s. women'sym
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