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Police are investigating a reported abduction, assault and carjacking in the East Falls section of Philadelphia Monday night.
A witness told police she was driving eastbound on Roberts Avenue and approaching Wissahickon Avenue at 7:18 p.m. when she spotted a black car and a brown minivan with tinted windows stopped on Roberts Avenue. The witness said one man, who police say was the victim in the incident, got out of the black car and started walking towards the van. Another man who police say is one of three suspects, then got out of the van and began assaulting the victim, according to the witness.
The witness told police a second suspect then slid the minivan open and the first suspect pushed the victim inside the vehicle. A third suspect then got out of the van and went inside the victim’s car, police said. The witness told police both vehicles then drove westbound on Roberts Avenue approaching Henry Avenue.
Police did not release detailed descriptions but say the victim is a black male with a thin build standing 6-foot-4. The suspect who assaulted him is described as a black male in his 20s also standing 6-foot-4 with a light beard wearing a long white t-shirt and black pants. Police have not yet released descriptions of the other two suspects.
If you have any information on the incident, please call Philadelphia Police.
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Rutgers-Camden political science professor Wojtek Wolfe shares his thoughts following the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
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Flowers left in tribute on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, to the victims of a terrorist suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, England. More than 20 people were killed after an Ariana Grande concert finished.
A 6-year-old boy’s powerful message on gun violence has resonated with thousands across the country.
Young Jeffrey Laney is afraid for his life and of his loved ones because of gun violence in St. Louis. In a video posted by his mother on Facebook, Jeffrey pleas for "people to stop killing each other."
“My Son has A message for St Louis before bed,” the post read. “Our kids are tired!! Wake up people…”
In the video, Jeffrey says he's "scared to die" and that he "doesn't want nothing to happen to my family.”
Jeffrey’s mother, Leanndra Cheatham, lost a relative to an act of gun violence, the boy says in the footage.
“I’m a kid. And I’m not supposed to be knowing all this stuff,” he says. “I’m not supposed to be knowing about all these guns. I know about all bad stuff I shouldn’t know about. I’m supposed to be learning about school.”
By Tuesday morning, the video had been viewed more than 128,00 times.
His mother wrote Jeffrey had her “in tears” during his speech.
Cheatham, a 28-year-old who works at the St. Louis Justice Center, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she reminds her son “every day that that is the one place he don’t want to be and there are a lot of bad people out there.”
She wrote on Facebook Saturday that what her son said in the video has been keeping her up at night.
“I work everyday and take care of pops,” she wrote. “I can’t do nothing but look at him and hurt because he feels that way!! God he is supposed to be enjoying this stage.”
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A Philadelphia man imprisoned for nearly a quarter century for a crime he did not commit could be free by the end of the week.
A hearing Tuesday morning will discuss when Shaurn Thomas will get out of prison.
In 1994, a jury convicted Thomas of murder in the 1990 killing of Domingo Martinez that happened when Thomas was just 16 years old. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Thomas and his mother, Hazeline Thomas, insisted Thomas was elsewhere at the time of the killing, accoridng to a news release from the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and Dechert law firm, which worked pro bono on the case.
"Shaurn engaged in a decades’ long struggle to prove his innocence," attorney James Figorski said. "I joined him in that struggle, and many times it seemed that we would never succeed and he would remain in prison for the rest of his life."
Authorities threw out the conviction in 2015 after a witness admitted to lying about Thomas' role in the killing.
His mother said Thomas fought every day in prison to clear his name.
"I'm proud because ... he was innocent and he did something about it," she said.
"It is gratifying to know that we were able to help Shaurn Thomas obtain his freedom after witnessing the injustice to which he was subjected," Figorski said. "All of us are ecstatic that Shaurn Thomas will finally be free with his family."
While they couldn't get back the last 24 years of Thomas’ life, his legal team was glad to give the now 43-year-old a future.
"We are so grateful to our partners in righting this terrible injustice," said Marissa Bluestine, legal director of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.
"Dechert has been a champion for Shaurn, with the team tirelessly working on finding the truth and proving him innocent. We are all so overwhelmed by this result. While we cannot get back the last quarter century of his life for Shaurn, we can give him a future."
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The company that manages the British arena where a suicide bomber killed and wounded people leaving an Ariana Grande concert Monday night is based in Montgomery County.
SMG, which has its world headquarters in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, released a statement about Monday night’s incident at Manchester Arena that left 22 dead, including children, and 59 injured:
"On Monday evening at approximately 10:30 p.m. (BST) an incident occurred in a public space outside of Manchester Arena as attendees were exiting the Ariana Grande concert. Arena management continues to assist law enforcement officials in their investigation. Any questions should be directed to the Manchester Police Department. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of this tragic incident."
The Manchester Arena is one of dozens of properties in the United States — including Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center; Reading, Pennsylvania’s Santander Arena; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania’s Sands Bethlehem Event Center and the Wildwoods Convention Center — Europe and the Caribbean managed by SMG.
"The fact that they hit a concert I think is more coincidental," said international security expert, author and Rutgers political science associate professor Wojtek Wolfe. "There are so many soft targets out there."
That doesn’t mean that larger venues aren’t taking security measures, like pat-downs and metal detectors, to prevent any weapons from getting inside. Attackers, however, can target people outside the security perimeter.
"What you're seeing both in the West and the Middle East is ... more and more bombers targeting outside the perimeter," Wolfe said.
No one at SMG or other Philadelphia-based event management companies would comment about specific security measures. AN SMG spokesman did pointed out that the bombing occurred outside the arena in a public space.
Wolfe said that the likelihood of a venue being attacked is "very slim." But there are measures you can take to ensure you are ready in case of an emergency.
"It's always important to practice situational awareness," Wolfe said. "Always know the details of the event that you are going to, always have an emergency plan of where you are going to meet people in your party if they get separated and always have a backup and alternative."
Live Nation, which operates various Philadelphia venues said in a statement, "We are deeply saddened by this senseless tragedy and our hearts and thoughts are with those impacted by this devastating incident."
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Police close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion. An apparent suicide bomber set off an improvised explosive device that killed over a dozen people at the end of an Ariana Grande concert, Manchester police said.
Singer Mary J. Blige, Philly legends Boyz II Men, the Philly POPS and fireworks highlight Philadelphia’s FREE Independence Day celebration — but there is so much more to the 2017 Wawa Welcome America festival.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney joined other city officials and folks from the beloved convenience store chain Tuesday to announce 50 free events over six days this summer.
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The Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and Fireworks features Blige – the queen of Hip-Hop soul — Boyz II Men, Kidz Bop and the Philly POPS Big Band for the Party on the Parkway.
The family-friendly festivities get underway at 1 p.m. at the foot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Families can enjoy “the Strider Bikes obstacle course, zip line, games, and make-and-take arts and crafts,” organizers said.
The main event gets going at 7 p.m. and features the POPS, joined by Hamilton actress Mandy Gonzalez and pianist Tony DeSare, along with a ceremony honoring Boyz II Men. Blige then headlines in what is her only free show on her “Strength of a Woman” tour. There will be beer gardens for the 21+ crowd and various food and music on the Philly Groove side stage. There is even the Amtrak Pet Friendly Area where you can bring your furry friends.
The night wraps up with two patriotic (and simultaneous) fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. over the art museum and over the Delaware River sponsored by NBCUniversal and Pyrotecnico.
The Party on the Parkway will air live on NBC10, NBC10.com and Telmundo62 on July 4th. NBC10 and Telemundo62 are official partners of Wawa Welcome America.
Before the parkway party, there will the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony in front of Independence Hall in Old City at 10 a.m. The city will recognize the music and philanthropy of Boyz II Men. The Philly POPS Big Band will also play. Mayor Kenney will present the Magis Award to Philadelphia Hometown Hero Ralph Galati. "Galati’s service has been honored with The Silver Star, The Bronze Star with Valor with one Oak Leaf Cluster, The Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Cluster, The Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Cluster and The Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster,” organizers said. You can also see the presentation of the Wawa Foundation Hero Award.
Following the Independence Hall ceremony, the Independence Day Parade featuring 4,000 marchers will parade through historic Philadelphia.
Other free events in Old City on July 4 include the Let Freedom Ring Ceremony (1 p.m.) where the Liberty Bell will be tapped; the 6th Annual Birthday Party at the Independence Visitor Center (9 a.m.) hosted by Betsy Ross and Termini Bros. Bakery, featuring a massive cake in the shape of the American Flag; and a children’s naturalization ceremony (1:30 p.m.) where 13 children will become citizens at the Betsy Ross House.
The Independence Day Festivities are all part of the theme of the 25th-annual festival, “Everyone Is a History Maker.”
The festivities begin with a 6-ton hoagie salute at Wawa Hoagie Day at the National Constitution Center on Thursday, June 29 from noon to 2 p.m.
This year’s festival includes Culture on Tap, a pop-up beer garden in the City Hall Courtyard on June 29 from 4 to 9 p.m. and the Food Trust's Night Market Spruce Hill: Independence Day Weekend Edition at 40th & Walnut Streets from 6 to 10 p.m. in West Philly.
Free museum days and nights at the movies return for this year’s festival.
Other events include fireworks shows on at 9:30 p.m. on June 30 and July 1 that will be visible at spots along the Delaware River and SugarHouse Casino’s Red, White & Brew event geared toward 21-and-over millennials on July 1.
A full calendar of events is available at WelcomeAmerica.com or search below for information from organizers:
More Fireworks! Four Fireworks Shows including two simultaneous July 4th Shows at 9:30 p.m. on the Delaware River and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Schuylkill River – Three fireworks shows, presented by NBCUniversal and Pyrotecnico, will paint Philadelphia’s skies red, white and blue. In 2016, USA Today named Philadelphia’s Wawa Welcome America Fireworks on their list of “10 of the nation’s Best 4th of July Fireworks Shows.”
• Wawa Welcome America Fireworks presented by NBCUniversal and Pyrotecnico will take place over the Delaware River Waterfront. Official viewing areas include the Delaware River Waterfront, SugarHouse Casino, and One Liberty Observation Deck. Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1 at 9:30 p.m.
• The grand finale includes two simultaneous shows, the Wawa Welcome America Fireworks presented by NBCUniversal and Pyrotecnico over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on the Schuylkill River partners with The Freedom Festival Fireworks at Wiggins Park over the Delaware River Waterfront sponsored by the Camden County Chosen Board of Freeholders. Official viewing areas include the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Schuylkill River, the Delaware River Waterfront, SugarHouse Casino, and One Liberty Observation Deck. Tuesday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m.
New! Events for Millennials 21+
SugarHouse Casino’s Red, White & Brew will feature an evening of great food, drinks, and entertainment by Mo Lowda and the Humble along the Delaware River Waterfront. Following the food and music, attendees can enjoy the spectacular fireworks show as SugarHouse Casino is an official viewing area for fireworks. Saturday, July 1 from 5 – 9 p.m.
New! Red, White and Blue Happy Hours & Brunches – A new version of the previous Wawa Welcome America event called “Taste of Philadelphia” returns in a brand new format of Fourth of July themed happy hours and brunches with food, crafty cocktails, and live entertainment at individual restaurants. Participating restaurants include: Moshulu, Art Bar Sonesta, City Tap House Logan, Cafe Cret, Midtown Continental. For a complete list of restaurants and bars, visit WelcomeAmerica.com.
• Friday, June 29 from 4 – 7 p.m. kick off the holiday weekend at a featured happy hour location for the chance to grab some July 4th swag and enter to win two tickets for a VIP experience at the Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and Fireworks. Visit WelcomeAmerica.com for a complete list of happy hour locations.
• Sunday, July 2 enjoy a Red, White and Brunch at featured Philly favorite brunch spots. Visit WelcomeAmerica.com for a complete list of brunch locations.
New! The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Independence Weekend Salute to Musical Theater at Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party on July 3 on the Freedom Stage – For the first time during Wawa Welcome America, Broadway shows will be performed in Philadelphia’s Historic District. The star-studded lineup gives audiences a sneak peek at the 2017-2018 Broadway Philadelphia season featuring performances from some of Broadway’s hottest shows coming straight to Philadelphia. Monday, July 3. Time TBD.
New Twist! A Wawa Welcome America Favorite Returns, the Sand Sculpture Spectacular – 2017 will see the return of the art of sand sculpting. Beginning June 20, world-renowned sculptors will transform the Rotunda at The Shops at Liberty Place into a Sand Sculpture Spectacular with hand-carved scenes depicting Philadelphia icons and historic figures out of 24 tons of sand. Attendees can also see a pop-up sculpture in the neighboring One Liberty Observation Deck. Debuts June 20 through the month of July.
New Events in More Philadelphia Neighborhoods Presented by Wells Fargo and produced by The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, and Wawa Welcome America – Citywide Community Day Performances in Public Spaces, will showcase ten performers in ten different neighborhoods across Philadelphia as well as a fun activity for attendees to enjoy. Performances are FREE and family friendly ranging from hip hop dancing, jazz, capoeira, and storytelling performed in historic homes, public parks and squares, and plazas that are in the heart of these communities. Saturday, July 1. Times vary.
Wawa Wekcome America Traditions
PECO GO 4th & Learn – Wawa Welcome America is about engaging children throughout Philadelphia with educational activities, to encourage learning while school is out for the summer. Courtesy of Books In Homes USA, 9,000 free books will be provided to children. Beneficial Bank and Beneficial Foundation games and activities on financial literacy will travel to all events, and additional free giveaways will be provided for kids to enjoy. Go 4th & Learn’s fun educational interactive activities and demonstrations highlight American history, financial literacy, STEM, Spanish language, fitness & health, and arts & culture at the Mummers Museum, Fairhill Square, and the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Free Museum Days – Five days of free admission to ten museums including the National Constitution Center (courtesy of Wawa), the Penn Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (evening), the African American Museum in Philadelphia, One Liberty Observation Deck (morning), Philadelphia Museum of Art (pay what you wish), The Barnes Foundation (courtesy of PECO), the National Liberty Museum, the Philadelphia History Museum, and The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple University.
Philly at The Movies presented by St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children – When the sun goes down, the screens go up for free movies under the stars. Three free outdoor movie screenings will take place at The Piazza at Schmidt’s, the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Franklin Square.
Free Concerts – The highlight of every Wawa Welcome America festival is all the free musical entertainment. This year’s concert lineup includes:
• Free family-friendly performances citywide including The Mummers Museums’ Summer Mummers Concert, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” June 29 – July 1 at 8 p.m. Various Locations.
• Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party on July 3 will feature three performance stages for artists to showcase their freedom of expression; the arts, music and speech. The Block Party will be followed by a performance by The Philly POPS in front of Independence Hall at a new time beginning at 7 p.m. Bring your picnic baskets and your friends. Monday, July 3 from 12 – 8 p.m.
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Fireworks explode over the Delaware River during the Wawa Welcome America concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra and fireworks display, Friday July 1, 2016, at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. (NBCPhiladelphia/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
97.5 The Fanatic is featuring some of Philadelphia’s All-Star personalities to help raise money for cancer research. The Fanatic’s Natalie Egenolf and Executive Director of the American Association for Cancer Research Mitch Stoller are in our NBC10 studios to tell us about All-Star Day Live.
Peggy Whitson and Jack Fisher completed a nearly three-hour emergency spacewalk to repair a failed computer
The “On the Table Philly Forum” is one of many special forums and conversations happening to encourage people to talk about issues and inspire solutions. NBC10 and Telemundo 62 are hosting events as part of a national movement to strengthen communities.
A manhunt is underway after two men on BMX bikes opened fire on a 26-year-old father and his 2-year-old son Friday night. Police are now offering a $5,000 reward.
Philadelphia police rushed to the scene on the 3300 block of Malta Street upon reports of a young child shot in the city's Kensington neighborhood on Friday around 9:15 p.m.
Police say the toddler was shot four times in the back and his father was shot in the knee after the suspects said, "This is our block."
The child was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital, his father to Temple Hospital. Both victims are now in stable condition.
Both shooters fled on their bikes after the shooting and were last seen on Westmoreland Street. Police released surveillance video of the suspects Tuesday.
The first suspect is described as a black male standing 6-foot-3 in his 20s with braids and weighing 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, riding on a bicycle and carrying a duffel bag or book bag. The second suspect is described as a black male in his 20s standing 5-foot-11 and wearing a light shirt and riding a bicycle.
President John McNesby announced that the Philadelphia Lodge 5 Fraternal Order of Police is offering a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible for the shooting.
The swat heard 'round the world appears to have a sequel.
A day after Melania Trump appeared to rebuff the president's hand as the couple walked down the red carpet on the tarmac at Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport, the first lady appears to have done it again (watch it above).
This time, it was in Rome. The president and his wife had just landed in Italy Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's planned visit with Pope Francis. They waved to those who arrived to greet them and Donald Trump reached for Melania Trump's hand as the couple prepared to walk down the stairs from Air Force One.
For the second time in 24 hours, the first lady appears to brush off her husband's hand, effortlessly reaching to brush a stray hair from her eye as she starts to walk down the stairs by herself. It wasn't clear if Melania Trump saw the gesture. The president, not seeming flustered by the move, places a hand on her back to support her.
A CNN digital editor tweeted a GIF of the Rome hand "swat" captioned, "When in Rome," shortly after 12:30 p.m. It was retweeted more than 60 times and liked more than 70 times in about 20 minutes.
The video of the rebuff in Israel, posted to Twitter by user @raggapegs, has garnered more than 11,000 retweets and 17,000 favorites since it was posted around 6:15 a.m. Monday. In that video, the couple strolls along as hundreds watch when the first lady, donning a crisp white skirt and jacket, seems to flick away the president's hand as he tried to grip hers in his own.
Some speculated Donald Trump only reached for his wife's hand after he noticed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was holding hands with his wife as the two couples walked down the red carpet together. Others suggested Donald Trump simply withdrew his hand before his wife could take it.
A later photo of the Trumps departing Israel for the Vatican showed the first couple holding hands.
The White House and representatives for Melania Trump haven't commented on the matter.
Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York
All New Jersey Transit's Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station will be diverted to Hoboken during the weeks-long overhaul at Penn Station this summer, Gov. Christie announced Tuesday.
The Morris & Essex Line's Midtown Direct trains will end in Hoboken, and from there, PATH trains and ferries will honor NJ Transit fares on that line, Christie said at a news conference Tuesday.
"Amtrak is telling us now that the eight-week repair schedule that will begin in July and run to Labor Day weekend will necessitate limited service into Penn Station for the Morris & Essex line of the Midtown Direct line, and that will obviously cause some significant delays," Christie said.
It's the only line that will be affected during the work in July and August, Christie said. NJ Transit riders on other lines won't be cross-honored on the PATH or ferry.
Morris & Essex riders will get a discount of 56 to 63 percent during the work -- so a monthly pass from Gladstone to New York City, for example, would drop from $451 to $168, and still include the free ferry and PATH transfers.
Christie estimates a loss of revenue to New Jersey at about $15 million.
"I'm not happy about any of this, but the fact of the matter is, we're gonna either make these repairs now or make them later," he said. "But the repairs need to be made."
Daily ridership numbers on the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct line were not immediately available.
Amtrak, the owner and landlord of Penn Station, announced earlier in the month that it's finally getting around to fixing tracks and switches that have been crumbling for years. The overhaul will cut down service for both NJ Transit and LIRR commuters for six weeks.
In New York, Gov. Cuomo was presenting his own plan for Long Island Rail Road commuters who are expected to be detoured from Penn Station during the makeover project.
Alternatives will include a high-speed ferry service, several park-and-ride sites along the Long Island Expressway, and free buses from Nassau and Suffolk.
Both Christie and Cuomo have called for a private operator to take over Penn Station, blaming "decades of underinvestment" by Amtrak for a "continuing string of infrastructure failures at Penn Station."
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Cheer up Philly! According to a new study, the city of brotherly love is the saddest city in America.
The mobile app Tenor celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Graphics Interchange Format, better known as GIF, by creating a breakdown of the most popular emotions and images among the top 10 U.S. markets based on GIF search behavior.
While “Wow” was most popular in Chicago and “Wink” in Los Angeles, Philadelphia’s top search was for the “Cry” GIF, according to Tenor. We’re guessing the recent struggles of the city’s major sports teams may have had something to do with Philadelphians feeling blue.
Still, the findings should be taken with a grain of salt. Any study that claims New Yorkers are “happy” can’t be completely trusted.
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When Abington police Officer Gary Martinez arrived to a call for a suicidal man one evening last September, he found a distraught man in the middle of the street.
He tried talking to the man to calm him down, and while it wasn't enough to completely subdue him, it was enough to stall the man until backup arrived. That was Sgt. Oswaldo Toledo.
Within moment's of Toledo's arrival, the man allegedly pulled a .38-caliber revolver and "a life-and-death struggle ensued." Toledo fought with the suspect and was able to discharge the gun's five bullets harmlessly into the ground.
With no more rounds to shoot, the man was subdued by the two cops.
For their valor under fear of death, Martinez and Toledo were honored Tuesday at the 36th annual Citizens Crime Commission luncheon in Philadelphia. They were two of 26 officers from South Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania who received awards, including four officers shot in the line of duty in 2016. Those officers are Philadelphia Sgt. Sylvia Young and Officer Jesse Hartnett, Atlantic City Officer Joshlee Vadell and Folcroft Officer Christopher Dorman.
Two civilians, both residents of Philadelphia, were also honored for bravery in separate incidents that involved chasing down alleged robbery suspects and holding them until police arrived.
The commission, which runs a tips hotline and gives out rewards for information that leads to convictions, held the awards luncheon at The Bellevue Philadelphia on South Broad Street in Center City.
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Officer Gary Martinez, left, and Sergeant Oswaldo Toledo of the Abington police department disarmed a man holding a 38.-caliber revolver in September 2016 as the suspect allegedly sought a suicide by cop.
The Eagles returned to the field on Tuesday for the first day of off-season training. NBC10’s Erin Coleman has the latest on what some players have been up to.
The Senate intelligence committee says it will subpoena two of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's businesses.
The committee has already subpoenaed Flynn for documents regarding his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. Flynn has refused to hand over that information.
The committee also sent a letter to Flynn's attorney Tuesday questioning the legal basis of Flynn's decision to invoke his Fifth Amendment right over a request for documents rather than testimony.
Committee Chairman Richard Burr says senators will wait for Flynn's response to Tuesday's requests before they decide the next course of action, including the possibility of a contempt of Congress citation.
The committee is investigating Russia's campaign meddling and possible ties to President Donald Trump's associates.
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Michael Flynn speaks at the White House in Washington, DC on Feb. 01, 2017.
Prime Minister Theresa May announced the United Kingdom's threat level has been raised from severe to critical, its highest level, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, a day after a suicide bombing in Manchester left 22 dead and 59 wounded.
A gunman killed a man and injured a woman and another man in the East Germantown section of Philadelphia early Tuesday evening.
A 37-year-old man, 26-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were both on the 5500 block of Heiskell Street at 5:21 p.m. when a gunman opened fire. The 37-year-old man was struck once in the chest, the 26-year-old man twice in the lower back and the woman once in the right leg.
All three victims were taken to the Einstein Medical Center. The 37-year-old man was pronounced dead at 6:12 p.m. The 26-year-old man and the woman are both in stable condition.
Investigators say at least two suspects wearing all black jumped into a black SUV and drove off after the shooting. No arrests have been made.
This story is developing. Check back for updates.
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IN SPACE - AUGUST 18: In this handout photo provided by NASA, Hurricane Dean, a category 4 storm moves westerly at 17 mph nearing Jamaica carrying sustained winds of 150 mph, photographed by Astronaut crewmembers on the Space Shuttle Endeavour while docked with the International Space Station August 18, 2007 in Space. NASA has made plans to cut the mission short by 24-hours and land the shuttle in prevention of the hurricane veering towards the Texas coast. Damage to the insulating foam part of the underbelly of Endeavour caused at lift-off also has not been repaired. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
The tragedy in Manchester, England highlights the difficulty of preventing terrorist attacks on so-called ‘soft targets.’ Those are places that are relatively unprotected or vulnerable. NBC10 Jersey Shore Bureau Reporter Ted Greenberg received exclusive access to a new multi-million dollar security system being implemented in Atlantic City.
President Donald Trump is expected to retain Marc Kasowitz as his private attorney on matters related to the Russia investigation, sources told NBC News.
Kasowitz has represented Trump a number of times in the past and has a long relationship with the president, Business Insider reported.
He is a partner at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman in New York and has represented Trump in numerous cases, including on his divorce records, real estate transactions and allegations of fraud at Trump University, The Washington Post reported.
He also has represented the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the New York Jets.
Meanwhile, former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a Democrat, joined Kasowitz' law firm in 2013 — and Lieberman is under consideration by Trump to replace Comey as FBI director.
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FILE - In this May 4, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. A luxury Caribbean property Trump purchased four years ago is for sale, raising the possibility that a buyer could see it as a way to get on the president’s radar.
The White House took pains to insist that the 2018 budget blueprint is keeping campaign promises, NBC News reported.
Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that the president is making good on his vow to save government programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
However, the budget outlines deep cuts to many aspects of the American safety net that suggest Mulvaney made a false assessment of the blueprint.
NBC News found seven campaign promises that the preliminary budget would break to Trump voters and supporters.
File photo of Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about President Donald Trump's budget proposal for the coming fiscal year during daily press briefing at the White House, in Washington, March 16, 2017.
Comedian Bill Cosby is preparing for his sex assault trial in Montgomery County. NBC10’s Keith Jones has the latest on the jury selection from the Pittsburgh area.
Can an ice cream cone save a city? NBC10 Delaware Bureau Reporter Tim Furlong spoke with a group of students hoping to scoop up success.
Police are investigating dozens of vehicle break-ins that have occurred in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County within the last eight weeks. The break-ins occurred on the following days at the following locations:
Investigators say only 2 of the 61 vehicles that were broken into were locked and entered by force. They estimated total loss, not including damage from two broken windows, to be approximately $2,500. They also say during most of the thefts, money was visible inside the vehicles. During some of the thefts, sunglasses, brief cases, checkbooks and wallets were stolen.
If you have any information on the thefts, please email Sgt. Todd Bereda or Detective Daniel McFadden at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fate of a Guatemalan immigrant with ties to Kennett Square hanged in the balance Tuesday as local officials decided whether he will be deported or allowed to remain in the country.
Earlier this month, police pulled over Hever Puac Domingo and his family during a traffic stop in Lancaster County. Domingo disclosed his immigration status and was arrested in front of a family member. The car was impounded and the family left to make their own way home, said Kennett Square pastor Juan Carlos Navarro on Facebook.
Domingo was sent to a detention center in York County while Navarro helped pick up the family's car. He was charged $425, he said on social media.
"The 6-year-old girl cried and begged me to help 'daddy return home,'" Navarro wrote.
Lawyers for the family do not know why he was stopped in the first place.
“We have had clients tell us that they were pulled over for no reason at all,” immigration lawyer Anna Paciorek said. “There is a lot of racial profiling going on.”
Domingo’s journey started four years ago when he crossed into the United States without documentation. Fleeing poverty and violence in his native country, he was stopped at the border by immigration officials and received an expedited removal order, Paciorek said.
Despite the order, Domingo settled in Chester County with his wife and two daughters. He is the sole guardian of his younger brother, who is applying for permanent residency. One of his children is a U.S. citizen and one is a student in the Kennett Consolidated School District.
Domingo has no criminal record.
Early Monday morning, he boarded a plane headed to the U.S.- Mexico border, where he was to be deported out of the country. Philadelphia lawyers intervened on his behalf and issued a stay of removal. He was returned to York County Prison pending a review of his case.
In the meantime, Paciorek’s firm waged a campaign to keep Domingo in the U.S. Sympathetic community members have flooded Immigration and Customs Enforcement with phone calls and emails asking officials to not separate the family. The law firm credits these efforts with Domingo’s return to Pennsylvania after his narrow brush with deportation.
A vigil is planned in his honor Friday, May 26, at the First Baptist Church in Kennett Square.
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Hever Puac Domingo with his wife and two daughters.
The Philadelphia Eagles started their organized team activities on Tuesday. CSN’s John Clark has the update on what to expect this year.
Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old man suspected to have killed 22 people in a suicide-bomb attack, had ties to al Qaeda and had received terrorist training abroad, a U.S. intelligence official told NBC News on Tuesday.
The U.S. intelligence official, who has direct knowledge of the investigation, said Abedi was identified by a bank card found in his pocket at the scene of the explosion at Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert.
Abedi had traveled to Libya within the last 12 months, one of multiple countries he had visited, the official said. And while he had "clear ties to al Qaeda," the official said, Abedi could have also had connections to other groups.
His own family, of Libyan descent, had even informed on him in the past, telling British authorities that he was dangerous, according to the intelligence official.
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Police forensic investigators search the property of Salmon Abedi in connection with the explosion that took place at the Manchester Arena, in Greater Manchester, England, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Official records show that Salmon Abedi was registered as living at the Manchester house raided by armed police investigating Monday night’s deadly concert blast. The electoral register shows that Abedi - named by U.S. officials as the suspect in the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert - lived at the house in Fallowfield in southern Manchester where police carried out a controlled explosion Tuesday.
Newark Airport was temporarily closed Tuesday night after a plane's engine caught fire, forcing the evacuation of its passengers using emergency chutes, sources tell NBC 4.
The airport reopened shortly before 11 p.m., but the airport said passengers should expect delays throughout the night.
The engine of United Airlines flight 1579 caught fire and the crew had to pop open the chutes and evacuate passengers, the sources said.
United spokesman Jonathan Guerin said air traffic control notified the crew about flames coming from the right engine of the San Francisco-bound plane.
"The crew immediately deployed the slides and evacuated the aircraft," Guerin said.
Seven crew members and 124 passengers left the plane, according to sources.
Five people suffered minor injuries, it's believed during the evacuation. One of the injuries was described as a fall, sources said.
The fire was extinguished by airport firefighters, and the passengers and crew were being bused to Terminal C, Gate 71. They were said to be at the United Club at 11 p.m.
The aircraft was to be towed into a company hangar for inspection.
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Hundreds of people gathered outside of City Hall in Manchester in solidarity for those impacted by Monday’s suicide bombing. One local woman is still waiting to hear from her friend who attended the concert in Manchester. NBC10’s Lauren Mayk reports from Center City with the story.
Authorities and loved ones continue to search for a Chester County mother who has been missing for more than a month.
Anna Bronislawa Maciejewska-Gould, 43, was last seen by her husband leaving her home on Hedgerow Lane in Malvern, Pennsylvania at 9:45 a.m. back on April 10. Her husband said she was in a “panic” and she never arrived at her job at Voya Financial in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Maciejewska-Gould was driving her 2011 Navy Blue Audi A4 with the Pennsylvania license plate HTF 2919 at the time of her disappearance.
NBC News recently published a report on her disappearance that included interviews with family members who claimed she abruptly canceled a scheduled trip to her native Poland. The trip is an annual tradition for Maciejewska-Gould who planned on bringing her 4-year-old son with her to visit her father on his 80th birthday, according to her nephew. The family members also said Maciejewska-Gould called out of work the week of April 3 which was unusual for her.
A group of residents searched through Malvern Tuesday night, spoke with neighbors and handed out fliers.
“The biggest problem is there has been so much time that’s gone by and that concerns all of us,” Alan Neves, a member of the search group, told NBC10.
Maciejewska-Gould is a white female standing 5-foot-4 with blue eyes and dark blonde hair weighing 160 pounds. If you have any information on her whereabouts, please call Pennsylvania State Police at 610-486-6280 or the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (1-800-472-8477).
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The message, which claimed a Nuclear Power Plant Warning was in effect for the two counties, was broadcast on television, prompting thousands of phone calls from panicked residents to Cumberland County Dispatch.
Officials say the alert was a false alarm and they were conducting their regularly scheduled exercise with the PSEG Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Power Station. The message was sent out in error.
Officials say residents in both counties have nothing to worry about and there is no warning or emergency in effect. They apologized for the mistake.
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