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>> this was the actions of a depraved coward. >> good evening, i am jim rosenfield. >> i am jacqueline london. first up at 6:00. law enforcement officials are trying to question the suspect sayfullo saipov tonight but he is not answering questions and is unapologetic for the attack. 32-year-old darren drake, a rutgers student from new milford was riding his bike when the truck plowed into him. his father is so distraught he could barely finish his thoughts. >> he's -- he -- he -- >> his father did tell us drake was a perfect son. this is the truck that mowed down drake and several others on the bike path before crashing into a school bus.
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late this afternoon that truck was removed from the accident scene. it's under the blue tarp. the suspect was shot by police when he jumped out of the truck. >> a note found inside the truck included a handwritten message saying "isis lives forever." investigators tell nbc news he was consuming isis propaganda and officials believe he was not part of a larger plot. >> nbc10's rosemary connors is live in manhattan tonight. rosemary, we heard the mayor of new york say this was going to be the case. there is extra security all over that city. >> reporter: absolutely, jacqueline and jim. you can get a sense of it from the congested traffic behind me in the middle of the intersection, a few blocks away from the scene of the attack. we are also a few blocks away from the world trade center. even up there, police have flooded the streets, making sure they are safe and secure. in the meantime, eyewitnesses tell me they are coming to grips with what they heard and saw yesterday. >> i hear something coming.
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and i see a white truck. >> it was those moments that eyewitnesses have burned into their brains. the moments that changed the lives of 19 people, eight killed and 11 injured. >> i hear boom, boom, boom. and i look up and i see bike pieces and body parts in the air. >> first, the terror. now the aftermath as students and residents of tribeca try to remain calm in the wake of the chaos. today many are reflecting on how close they could have come to the terror that killed the innocent people on a nearby bike path. >> i felt lucky. it's about an hour before i was on the path as well. >> people were calling asking me if i am okay. >> you can go to london, other cities in the uk, manchester and that, still you still have to have your wits about you and be vigilant and take care. >> reporter: tourists who abroad who know the pain of the process all too well were undeterred today, sharing the same sentiment as new yorkers. >> we stand together and keep on
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doing things and despite such acts of terrorism and tragedy. >> new yorkers are tough. they don't lie back, and i think you just see things going on as normal and nothing is going to stop. >> reporter: that's true. you can see behind me that, while there is still some police activity. some of the crime scene investigators leaving the scene. people going about their business. with their children, making deliveries, heading home for the day. that is the sentiment here. that even though this investigation is just beginning, people will continue to live their lives. they have to go on. reporting live in lower manhattan. rosemary connors, nbc10 news. >> before you go, rosemary. we know there was an nypd officer who took quick action shooting the officer in the stomach. are you hearing from people on the street about the officer who took down the suspect? >> reporter: we are. officer ryan nash. they are grateful for his quick
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thinking movements, his action in this case, his heroism. the eyewitness we spoke to today told me the police who immediately responded -- she didn't name officer nash but talked about the officers who generally responded to the scene, she says they treated the victims with dignity and respect and she too is grateful for their service. >> behind you, rosemary, it very much looks like a normal day in lower manhattan despite what just happened yesterday. we appreciate your report. speaking of the hero officer, a short time ago we heard from him for the first time since the attack. >> although i feel we were just doing our job like thousands of officers do every day, i understand the importance of yesterday's events and the role we played and i am grateful for the recognition we have received. >> nash spoke for less than a minute. he said he couldn't say more due to the pending criminal case. president trump says he will consider sending the manhattan
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terror suspect to the u.s. prison at guantanamo bay, cuba. >> my administration is coordinating closely between federal and local officials to investigate the attack and to further investigate this animal who did the attacking. >> president says the suspect came into the u.s. through the diversity visa lottery program. that program allows about 50,000 people a year into the u.s. from countries with smaller numbers of immigrants. now the president wants congress to get rid of that program. mr. trump tweeted this morning saying, the terrorist came into our country through what is called the diversity visa lottery program, a chuck schumer beauty. i want merit based. we are fighting hard for merit based immigration. no more democrat lottery systems. we must get much tougher and smarter. but the governor of new york criticized the president for his tweets and comments. new york's governor says the president's comments are not helpful.
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>> i am bothered by an attempt by anyone to try to politicize the situation. that plays right into the hands of the terrorist. coverage of the terror in manhattan continues on "nbc nightly news" with lester holt coming up at 6:30 after this news cast. at 6:00, the former south jersey police chief is charged with a hate crime. former top cop accused of slamming an african-american suspect's head and violating the man's civil rights. nbc10's stephen fisher was inside the courtroom as the former chief appeared for the first time. >> reporter: former chief of police in bordentown township, new jersey, frank nocera, sat in a courtroom today wearing handcuffs. >> special agents of the fbi arrested frank nocera jr. -- >> reporter: a hate crime, violating a man's civil rights are the federal charges against
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nocera stemming from a 2016 incident. through police paperwork nbc10 found out after an 18-year-old african-american suspect was handcuffed and no longer the man's head into a metal doorjamb and struck him in the back of the neck. >> former chief nocera chose to assault that person for no reason other than what he was driven by, at least in part, by his racial hatred. >> reporter: the federal investigation claims to have found a urn pra braur pattern o. officers at bordentown township recorded nocera making racist comments. in one case documents say he ordered officers to bring police dogs to certain high school basketball games to intimidate african-american fans. >> this was a crime identified by the bordentown township police department, by officers in the police department who saw what was going on, knew it was wrong, had enough, and called
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the fbi. >> reporter: nocera will be released on bail and could face up to 20 years in prison if he is found guilty. reporting in camden, stephen fisher, nbc10 news. tonight the allentown mayor is asking a judge to dismiss all the charges he faces. mayor was charged with conspiracy, fraud and bribery. he has pleaded not guilty and is running for re-election on tuesday. his trial is set to begin in january. police in allentown want to know if a deadly shooting is linked to a case of road rage. witnesses tell nbc10 two men were arguing near south ninth and wyoming streets around noon today. one went into a car and pulled out a shotgun and killed the other one. a witness who asked us not to show his identity told nbc10's lauren mayk what he saw. >> he looked to see if he had damage on his car, then he come around, put his hands up in the air.
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he must have said some words. the other man went and got a shotgun out and, one shot, shot him in the middle of the street. i saw him go across the street and fall dead on the sidewalk. >> police have not said if they've made any arrests. a school bus went off the road in delaware county this afternoon. skyforce10 was over the scene. it happened on the 420 south exit ramp onto i-95 south. there were kids on the bus but no one was hurt. the ramp is back open tonight. to your first alert neighborhood weather now. sun is setting on a cloudy day in philly. is live look down broad street from the kimmel center campus camera. showers could pop up in the lehigh valley or some of the philadelphia suburbs. live look at first alert radar. let's bring in glenn "hurricane" schwartz with more on what promises to be milder weather ahead, right, glenn? >> yeah. we got a hint of it today, especially in delaware and south
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jersey. despite all the clouds -- this is cape may. threatening looking clouds out there. on the other side of our area in the lehigh valley, easton. it's been like this all day. some light showers in that area. look at the temperature difference, though. 48 in allentown, to 63 degrees in wildwood. 60 in philadelphia. up to 64 today. but reading and allentown didn't even get to 50 degrees. what a change. we have a few sprinkles coming up from maryland. could affect parts of delaware. other showers near berks county, lehigh valley. but even those not moving this way. neither are these. the warm weather is. i will let you know how warm and for how long in a few minutes. new at 6:00, the philadelphia teenager fought off an attacker who came knocking on her door. investigators say this man knocked on a door on mulberry
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street in frank ford monday. when an 18-year-old answered he said he was from verizon. the girl said her mom wasn't home. that's when the man walked inside, exposed himself and began assaulting the victim. she was able to get away and grab a weapon. the suspect took off. joot driver of this pickup was seriously hurt when it crashed into part of atlantic city's boardwalk last night. witnesses saw the truck speeding down martin luther king boulevard around 9:00. the moment of impact caught on surveillance video, sending debris flying into the air. the truck flipped onto its side after taking down a light pole, a fire hydrant and side-swiping a parked car. one man says the pickup came a few inches from hitting him. >> i was, like, panicked. it was definitely a wild scene. especially after the new york scene. police are trying to figure out what led to the crash but say right now there is no indication it was intentional. the driver, a 55-year-old man
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from forked river, remains in the hospital at this hour. up next, all new at 6:00. high-flying crime fighting in one local town tonight. we get an exclusive look at the high-powered tools you might see flying over your head soon. plus, new star in town. eagles new running back faces some attitude questions coming into the birds' locker room. we asked him and carson wentz about it, that's coming up in sports. why are south jerseyans turning against steve sweeney? it's because sweeney's been exposed as a double dipping pension padder. caught spending campaign money on lavish dinners and fine cigars for his pals. investigated for being a lobbyist and a senator at the same time. sweeney voted to raise taxes 145 times
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while our economy continues to struggle. south jersey is a mess, and it's time to take out the trash. on november 7th, make a change. dump sweeney.
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all new at 6:00, fighting crime from the sky. only nbc10 gets an inside look at the newest tool being used by police in bucks county. >> how the drone is tracking down criminals and helping to find missing people. >> reporter: it may be quiet and small, but police say this drone has become a powerful tool in just the first few months of being launched by bensalem detectives. >> we want to continue to make sure that our police have all these tools to make it safe for us. that's the most important thing we can do. >> reporter: when the mayor first heard of the program he said he was all for it. it's now been deployed multiple times a week and he says the general public has seen it. though they're not quite sure why it's flying near them. >> people call in. they see a drone in the sky. we tell them that's for your safety and welfare because we're
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able to do this without bringing police, men and women into a dangerous area. >> reporter: bensalem doesn't have a chopper. it can call in aid from the state or philadelphia police. in the drone's case -- >> instead of chasing after them, walking in the woods for hours. they deploy the drone. what would have taken hours with numerous officers off the street took us literally minutes. >> we used it a couple weeks ago, a large meth house. four buildings. good surveillance i. it has found missing adults and children. it found a fugitive when this man ran from police into a marshy area. the drone could see images of police getting closer to the torg target. >> officers are not going through the woods late at night looking for a felon. >> reporter: when it comes to cost. the money to pay for it came
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from drug seizures. in bensalem. deanna durante, nbc10 news. we have breaking news in the past five minutes the new york terror suspect entered a courtroom to face terrorism charges. he entered in a wheelchair. he was handcuffed and his feet were shackled. he is charged with providing material support to the islamic state terrorist group. he is accused of killing eight people yesterday with the rented truck. much more on the investigation coming up at 6:30 on "nbc nightly news." now, your nbc10 first alert weather. >> cloudy skies for much of the day. it's still cloudy. 60 degrees in philadelphia. it will be a lot warmer than that tomorrow. only in the 40s in the lehigh valley. it will be a lot warmer than that tomorrow too. why? this is a warm front cutting right through the area. warm air to the south, cold air to the north. never even got to 50 in allentown and reading. as the front moves through the
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north, it's bringing the warm air with it. and it's also going to take this rain and send it up to new york state. a couple of sprinkles to the south. but this area of rain is not moving in our direction. so i don't think we're going to be dealing with any of that. we are going to be having a much warmer night. temperatures in the 50s. first thing in the morning, we barely got into the 50s a couple of days ago. and by afternoon, it's into the 70s. even allentown and reading may get to 70 or above tomorrow. didn't get out of the 40s today. what a jump that is. you don't see any rain. even until friday morning. friday morning's temperatures. in the 60s. in the morning! then it goes into the mid 70s in the afternoon. could be a couple of showers friday night, as a weak front comes through, at least rain-wise it's weak, but it will cool us off quite a bit for the weekend. tomorrow, chestnut hill 72.
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langhorne 73. allentown, easton, 68. 72 in voorhees township. 72 wildwood. 73 newark, delaware. enjoy that day. as far as the weekend is concerned, well, another warm day on friday. a lot of you will enjoy. much colder day on saturday. generally on the dry side. there is just this chance of a shower, either saturday night or sunday morning, then again on sunday night. best chance of it being dry during the eagles game, it will be on the cool side. nothing like what we saw for this past game. all right? it's not going to be tremendous winds, not going to be heavy rain. none of that stuff. two days of warm weather followed by the big drop in temperature. and then we go up a little bit sunday and monday. get an extra hour of sleep. as we set our clocks back. and then much of next week we
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have a really wet pattern coming in here from monday all the way through next thursday. and high temperatures only in the 50s. >> i am john clark. coming up we hear from the new eagles running back jay ajayi. how is legarrette blount handling it? we'll hear from him and carson wentz. jahlil okafor wants out from the sixers.
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after 8 years of chris christie, is kim guadagno the change new jersey really needs? guadagno is christie's hand-picked successor. says she's "proud to be part of the christie administration." guadagno was chris christie's right hand as our schools came under attack, critical services were underfunded, and our credit rating was downgraded...11 times. from the bridge to the beach, we've seen it all, and we've had enough. kim guadagno isn't the change we need.
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a bridge shut down over politics. their biggest triumph was a traffic jam. chris christie and kim guadagno's failures shortchanged our future. after 8 years- incomes are down, costs are up and our economy is crawling. we are better than this. i'm phil murphy together we'll build a stronger, fairer economy that works for every new jersey family. christie and guadagno left new jersey stuck. i'm serious about moving new jersey forward. we have more breaking developments in the new york city terror investigation. in the past couple of minutes the fbi has located the person of interest we told you about at the top of the news cast. they are still said to be looking for people who have information about this man you
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see right here on the screen. the latest coming up on "nbc nightly news" after this news cast. john. this is sports desk. brought to you by xfinity. x 1 from xfinity will change the way you experience tv. hey, i am john clark. you want to see the new eagles running back jay ajayi? he practiced with the team today. he is a pro bowler from the dolphins. he is wearing brian westbrook's old number. the eagles feel with the chemistry they have jay will buy in. reports say the dolphins traded him due to his attitude and maybe he wasn't a team-first guy. here is jay's response to that today. >> that was one of the criticisms that are out there. i can only speak on how i view myself. i view myself as a team guy, you know, and that stuff at the end of the day is in the past. >> he seems like a great fit, great guy, heck of a ball player. i don't foresee that being an issue whatsoever. we have such good leadership and
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veterans, if there is any of that it will get squished quickly. >> legarrette blount spoke today about jay joining the team saying the eagles talked with him before making the move. hopefully they can share the load together. >> obviously he is a guy who wants to contribute. he wants to come in and do his thing. we know he's going to do everything he can to buy into the program. >> i am here to do whatever the team wants me to do. i strive to be great every day. and i am excited to come into this talented room and join these running backs and achieving our goal of helping the team win a super bowl. >> like to hear that. sixers host the hawks. center jahlil okafor wants out. the sixers declined his option for next year. he wants out. >> my life. my career. and i am not getting an opportunity here. which is fine. the team looks great. i tried to do everything the
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right way. i am a professional. at some point i have to take care of myself. this is my career. >> jj reddick back for the sixers. back to you. we'll have it all at 11:00. for a look at what's coming up tonight at nbc10 news at 11:00. >> building a smarter gun to protect police and our kids. the technology is out there, but tonight the nbc10 investigators show us how a new jersey law is keeping that technology off the market. >> join us for that story and more on nbc10 news at 11 following "the blacklist," "law & order: svu" and "chicago p.d." nobody delivers more for south jersey than steve sweeney.
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he stood up to north jersey special interests to increase funding for our schools. he stopped christie's commuter tax, saving south jersey residents over 200 million dollars. and he led the charge to pass paid family leave. aarp applauded sweeney for freezing property taxes for seniors and cutting prices on prescription drugs. "i got to take my hat off to him. he's a man of his word." steve sweeney. because there's more work to do to get south jersey's fair share. he's a husband, father, veteran... but most of all, he's a fighter. chris brown has never been afraid to take on the big fights. that's why he stood up to republicans and democrats alike
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to fight the north jersey casinos and the takeover of atlantic city. chris brown is fighting to protect jobs in our region... a true champion for the working men and women of atlantic county. on november 7th, let's keep him fighting for us. chris brown for state senate, he's on our side.
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some showers tonight in areas? >> yeah. generally up toward the lehigh valley and poconos. most of the area is dry. not only tonight but tomorrow and friday, and the temperatures really go up, back into the 70s thursday and friday. we cool down quite a bit on saturday. and then get a really wet stretch next week.
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>> boy, do we ever. >> yeah. >> all right, glenn. >> i am jim rosenfield. >> i am jacqueline london. "nightly news" is next. there is breaking news as we come on the air. federal terrorism charges just filed against that truck attack driver in new york city. and there is shocking new video that is just emerging from his trail of terror. >> oh, my god. >> children strapped in their seats in a mangled school bus that stopped a killer after taking eight lives. a group of friends and a man out riding his bike. we're also learning about his instructions to kill straight out of the isis playbook. authorities say he's bragging about the attack. we hear from the hero cop that took him down. another major story tonight. we'll show you the russian propaganda seen by nearly 150 million people on facebook as tech leaders are grilled beforeng


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