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>> reporter: the massacre has devastated relatives in camden county, spirit and his seven siblings grew up in lyindenwold. >> any warning signs this was coming? >> no, no, not at all. >> reporter: donald spirit had a criminal past, spending time behind bars for the accidental shooting death of his son while hunting in 2001. we obtained this mug shot from 1987 when spirit was arrested for possession of a prohibited weapon in mullica township. that same year he was convicted in camden county of receiving stolen property and given probation. >> it's very hard, very hard. >> reporter: stacey spirit says her brother-in-law most visrecey visited just last year. t. was good.
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>> reporter: i talked to donald spirit's sister on the phone. she said her brother was never the same after that hunting accident. he recently told her he was having trouble getting medicine that he needed. in lindenwold, ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. tonight, it's a police manhunt that's lasted a week. officers still haven't found the man accused of ambushing two pennsylvania state troopers. hundreds of police are combing that area and the wanted posters stretch from northeastern pennsylvania all the way to philadelphia. nbc 10's lu ann cahn reports from monroe county. >> people are floored. they don't know what to expect. >> reporter: once again, an army of police descend into the heavy wooded neighborhood where eric frein grew up. last night, police searched this area after a tip came in that he might have been spotted. heavily armed camouflage, atf and state police went over the same ground today. neighbors say they've been interviewed by detectives. >> everybody is really kind of
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apprehensive about it, you know. and nobody would want to see him get killed. but we do hope he gets apprehend soon. >> he told me one time, i'm really good with a rifle, way on the rifle team in high school. >> reporter: in this small community where everyone knows each other, neighbors say they were never concerned about frein being a survivalist, a military re-enactor and sharp shooter. >> i didn't have any problems with him. >> reporter: what's your assignment today? >> basically to sit here and just wait to see if anything happens. >> reporter: this mt. pocono ambulance crew was posted near today's search as a precaution. frein's face is all over area billboards as one of the fbi's most wanted, a facebook page called help find eric matthew frein has over 10,000 likes. there's a total of $175,000 reward money for information leading to his arrest. >> shocked. really, i was really shocked.
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because you don't expect something like that. >> reporter: police asked us to leave the neighborhood as they continued into their seventh day of this manhunt. this is the first day police did not hold a press conference. they told us when they have news, they'll let us know. in barrett township, monaco county, lu ann cahn, nbc 10 news. count on nbc 10 for continuing coverage of the manhunt. we'll post any new developments as soon as they happen on new at 6:00 tonight, a mistrial today in the case againstç a former son-in-law o pennsylvania governor tom corbett. gerald gibson is a former philadelphia police officer. he was working narcotics when he was caught up in a drug sting. he allegedly took some of the marked bills put into a car he was ordered to take control of. a jury could not reach a verdict in this case. a new trial date has been set for january. a teen is behind bars tonight in delaware accused of raping a child. harrington police say the 13-year-old suspect turned
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himself in yesterday. the 8-year-old victim's family contacted them last month. the teen is being held in a juvenile facility tonight, charged with one count of rape. protesters want change at the university of delaware. student and faculty members say university officials need to be more transparent when investigating claims of sexual assault and harassment. in the spring, a student filed a complaint against as sociology professor. >> this is about recognizing we need to make better policies so that victims and survivors feel safe going forward, that there's dialogue about what happened, so we can do prevention, too, and not just lock at things after they happened. >> school officials will only confirm eric tramby is not
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teaching classes here anymore. nbc 10 was unable to reach him today. the school says it's obligated to protect the privacy of the accuser and the accused. the embattled nfl commissioner emerged from hiding to announce sweeping changes to the league on the heels of high-profile scandals. roger goodell said he let himself down and everyone else down in the way in which several scandals have been handled. he said in the next month, each nfl team and its staff will participate in education programs and training sessions to try and prevent domestic violence. and commissioner said the league is partnering with two organizations, the national domestic violence hot line and the national sexual violence resource center. >> we have a set of very complex issues that we have to deal with. that's no excuse. what we need to do is get some experts to help us, how do we do this better? >> goodell says he is also establishing a conduct committee for the league to hold players accountable for their actions. baltimore ravens fans lined
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up outside m & t bank stadium to trade in their ray rice jerseys for another player of their choice. look at this, hundreds if not thousands waited it out. some were there as early as 4:00 in the morning. ravens released rice after a video surface of the pro bowl running back knocking out his then fiance janay palmer during an argument inside a revel casino elevator. stay with nbc 10 for continuing coverage of the nfl abuse scandal. coming up in sports we'll let you hear what the nfl commissioner had to say when asked if he'll step down. new at 6:00, there's a new billboard campaign to help a mother facing serious charges over what she calls an innocent mistake. this is one of four new signs put up in atlantic county in support of shaneen allen by a gun rights advocacy group. her story began last year when police in south jersey stopped allen for a routine traffic violation. she told the officer she had a
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gun but her concealed carry permit for pennsylvania was not valid in new jersey. she was arrested and faces up to ten years in prison. a judge and prosecutors refused to let her into a program that would keep her out of jail and expunge her record. now, that decision came under fire when ray rice was allowed into that same program. well, now her trial has been postponed while a decision about her case is made. çtonight, nbc 10 is asking questions about what led to this fire in west kensington. the inferno left a man in critical condition with burns to 80% of his body. it also injured two firefighters. those firefighters suffered only minor injuries, fighting the major blaze that spread quickly from a vacant building to a paper company, destroying both. fire officials cannot confirm if the victim witnesses saw running from the burning building may have been inside seeking shelter. it took nearly two hours to bring the fire under control.
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hot spots will limit the fire marshall's access to the site and the rubble will have to be determined structurally sound by l & i to safely determine a cause. >> i was like, as i looked at it, they're bloody footprints. >> what does that say to you? what do you think that means? >> whoever did that got cut trying to get out, probably a crack head or something was inside the building. burned the thing down and came out running. >> the vacant building was last inexpected and considered secure by the fire department and l & i back in march. new at 6:00, it's been more than a year since that deadly building collapse in center city. now, a blue ribbon independent panel is calling for a major overhaul of philadelphia's department of licenses and inspections. nbc 10's harry hairston is back with talking with officials about a major overhaul, what it would look like and when it
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could possibly happen. harry, what is this panel suggesti suggesting? >> the mayor's office is telling me the mayor is reviewing the panel's report. this could change the way the department looks and how it exists right now. >> reporter: the outrage that followed this is what prompted mayor michael nutter to call for an independent blue ribbon committee. they came under scrutiny. now the committee wants to split l & i in two. >> i think it's going to mean that two cabinet level employees will be responsible for two separate functions. >> reporter: city councilman jim kenney says he believes one part of l & i should focus on inspecting and enforcing building safety while the other handles nonconstruction duties. >> they do too much and they're spread thin. >> reporter: but the controller, tells me he's more concerned
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about why a draft was only released to the mayor. >> this is a matter of what has been touted as an independent commission suddenly being treated as if they are an employee or subordinate subject to supervision by the mayor and administration. that defeels the whole purpose of an independent commission. >> reporter: he doesn't know what suggestion in the draft are good for the city, because there's no information to analyze how those decisions were made. >> the pars of the report are coming out, the entire report should be released. >> reporter: now, the mayor's office declined to comment. councilman kenny tells me in order to implement the changes, the charter will have to be rewritten. he says that can happen and take place giving the voters of philadelphia a chance to vote on that as early as next may. reporting live in the digital operations center, harry hairston, nbc 10 news. philadelphia police are looking for this guy. he stole a tray of bracelets worth about $10,000. it happened at tiffany jewelry
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store on north 5th street in olney. police say he acted like he wanted to buy something, then when the clerk's back was turned he reached over the counter and stole those bracelets. all new at 6:00, some call it hasteful. others call it free speech. the cart battle over anti-muslim ads that could be coming to a and could it be the university of revel? the plan to put a college campus inside this failed casino. i'm tracking some rain that could show up this weekend. i'll tell you how much to expect and when it's going to aive are. i'll have details on that major temperature change headed our way. don't miss my exclusive nbc 10 first alert forecast.
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guess what? the money we need to fund our schools lies right underneath your feet. that's right. down in the ground, pennsylvania has deep deposits of natural gas. but because of governor corbett, we're the only state in the country that doesn't make oil and gas companies pay an extraction tax. as governor, i'll make the gas companies pay up to help fund our schools for a change. tom wolf for governor. a fresh start for pennsylvania. ♪ i thought it'd be bigger. ♪
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♪ (dad) there's nothing i can't reach in my subaru. (vo) introducing the all-new subaru outback. love. it's what makes a subaru,a subaru. a police car crashed into a camden county doughnut shop after colliding with another car. skyforce 10 over the scene on the white horse pike in berlin. the winslow township police officer suffered minor injuries. no one else was hurt. the accident created quite a stir inside that dunkin' donuts. new at 6:00, is it free speech or hate speech in a controversial group wants to put anti-muslim ads on septa buses. now that fight is heading to
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court. the text is in block letters but the message is even bolder. one reads in any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man, support israel. defeat jihad. >> it is çsavagery. calling attention to savagery is not hate. it's love. >> reporter: the ads come from the american freedom defense initiative. it's run by anti-islam blogger pamela gellar who has previously spoken about the campaign. >> i will not sacrifice my freedom of speech as not to offend savages. it's a ridiculous premise. >> we think the response to hate speech shouldn't be censorship but instead letting it be aired. >> reporter: ryan hooper is the staff attorney. it's a muslim civil liberties grupp. one of the ads links it to hamas. >> this grupp's goal is to say the most outrageous thing they can say in the hope that the transportation network will refuse to run their ad.
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>> reporter: the afdi has previously run ads in the d.c. metro and new york subway. bothing as resisted but a federal court called it a matter of free speech. >> now, the ads will run again in new york next week. septa told us it's not commenting on the case. and new at 6:00, more fallout from the revel casino closing. acr energy partners filed a court document today about millions of dollars fun paid utility bills. the press of ac reports the energy supplier now on the verge of bankruptcy. the company says revel has only paid a fraction of the $12 million owed for utilities. and acr is still troying energy to the property to avoid mold, mildew and other problems. how do you like the sound of this? the university of revel. the man who wants to buy the place is talking about turning it into a school. glenn straub told the press of
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atlantic county -- or atlantic city he wants to lure some of the smartest people in the world to work on global problems. now so far he's the only bidder here. an auction will be held next week if another one comes forward. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> well, another cool day today. partly because of the clouds that were here, partly because of the wind coming in off the ocean. it was fairly gusty at times. but a warmer weekend coming, because we'll see fewer clouds and we'll see different wind direction. that is a real critical factor in forecasting. we're tracking some showers before the weekend is over. and if we don't get those showers, we'll have a really long dry stretch and you'll be hearing the word drought before too long if that continues. down to 65 degrees now with an east/southeast wind of 13.
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it's 7 degrees cooler than it was at this time yesterday. it's cooling off pretty fast. it didn't get that warm today. it's only 62 in doylestown. it never got out of the 60s. 63 in quakertown. 62 in trenton, 63 in mount holly. you can see how much cooler it is in new jersey. 61 degrees in wrightstown right now. and 56 atlantic city airport. we don't have any places that would be considered mild. but once we shift the wind instead of coming in from the east, it comes in from the west, now we have warm stuff. in the 90s in the plains states. it's not quite going to reach us but the 80s sure should. we have clouds around, especially in new jersey but we don't see any kind of rain. just one or two blips on the radar offshore. that's about all we'll be seeing over the next couple days. there the showers up near the canadian border and nothing more than an isolated shower until
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that front comes in from the northwest. we get clouds from time to time, could be a sprinkle later at night. both nights.ç but here comes the front. it's going to take a while. there's 8:00 on sunday. it's still not here. it might not even call together by the time it gets here on sunday evening. for saturday, it is looking dry for the temple game. really nice, warmer than today. it's also probably going to stay dry for the eagles. it will be warm for football. 84 degrees. the fans might like that. tonight mostly cloudy, 59 for the low in philadelphia. 51 north and west. tomorrow, mix of clouds and sun. the warmer day, highs in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. and then into the 80s on sunday. with a chance of the showers generally after 7:00 p.m. then fall begins on monday night and it's going to feel like fall next week but it also might be
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dry the entire week. >> i'm danny pommells. flyers training camp wasn't half an hour old before their first injury occurred. we have the details.
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this is the xfinity sportsdesk, brought to you by exfin continue, your home for the most live sports. live and in your living room, danny pommells with you again. roger goodell was asked point blank if he ever considered resigning. >> i have not. i'm focused on doing my job. and doing the best to my
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ability. i understand when people are critical of your performance. but we have a lot of work to do. that's my focus. >> now between the lines, sunday's eagles/redskins game, deshaean jackson practiced for e first time this week. he's officially listed as questionable for this sunday. mychal kendricks prognosis not so good. is he out. he didn't practice because of a calf injury. they'll use ocho or casey matthews. the flyers opened training camp and 15 minutes into practice, claude giroux left with a lower body injury and is expected to miss two weeks. >> first day of cam, guys go 100 miles an hour. things happen. you can't predict what's going to happen, who's going to go down, who's going to get hurt or sick. we'll battle through here. other guys will get
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opportunities. we'll get through it. the public league, watch this catch from frankfurt. one-handed. he pins it against his shoulder and he's gone. more highlights tonight at 11:00. vote for the high school blitz game of the week for next friday. here are the choices. haddonfield and collins wood, westchester henderson and unionville. to vote go to or logon to our facebook page or call or text 610-624-4111. the game with the most votes are featured on the high school blitz every saturday night right here on nbc 10. renee, back to you. >> thank you. for a look at what's coming up tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00, a flag flop at a local college.
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the university is turning out a whole lot of billion years. more billion years went to penn than other other college in the world. 25 billionaires received their degrees at penn. harvard had 22. more meteorologists from penn state than any other. >> there you go. >> i don't think there are billionaire meteorologists. we have a warmup coming this weekend. that's for sure. tomorrow getting into the upper 70s and a mix of clouds and sun sunday, 84 degrees the last official day of summer. it looks like showers may held off until after the eagles game. then it gets cooler next week but it may stay dry. >> thank you. for glenn and all of us here at
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nbc 10, thanks for watching. i'm renee chenault-fattah. on our broadcast tonight, damage control. with scandals piling up, the embattled nfl commissioner breaks his silence. but did he say and do enough, and did he do any harm? no way out after a hurricane wipes out a big vacation spot. tonight, the americans still trapped there waiting for emergency flights to get them out. growing outbreak, the virus string all across the country. tonight, an explosion of new cases now, children who first have a cold then suddenly can't breathe. and making a difference, after an awful crime cght on camera, the amazing thing that happened next. "nightly news" begins now. from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. good evening. roger goodell, the css