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A teenage boy was taken from his family’s West Philadelphia home at gunpoint early Tuesday morning.

Three men abducted the boy from his home along North 53rd Street around 1:30 a.m., Philadelphia police said.

Investigators didn’t name the boy, who stands around 5-feet, 9-inches tall. They also didn't give a motive for the armed kidnapping.

Special Victims Unit investigators could be seen going in and out of the home before daybreak.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia police.


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Tokyo 2020 is not going to be your grandparents' Olympic Games.

When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed five new sports were to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Games, it was a clear signal the organization was making a concerted effort to embrace youth culture. To that end skateboarding, surfing, sports climbing and karate, as well as the return of baseball and softball, look to make a grand splash in 2020.

Here's a quick breakdown on what to expect on the high-flying new additions.

Skateboarding
The International Skateboarding Federation President Gary Ream told CNBC that skateboarding "has grown from a fad in the 1960s to the center of mainstream youth culture by the early 2000s," all while maintaining its own culture. 

As to why the sport was selected for Tokyo 2020, he added, “Skateboarding leads the world in terms of socially connected and technologically savvy young participants.”

That could mean fans may see prolific snowboarding champ Shaun White competing in Tokyo as he recently adapted his skills to skateboarding. After winning his third gold medal in snowboarding at PyeongChang, White says he’d “love to live out my dream of going to the Summer Olympics.”

Sports climbing
Three climbing events have been added: Lead, speed and bouldering. Climbing has enjoyed a growing international profile in recent years, and was a demonstration sport at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

Surfing
How's this for a totally rad addition to the Olympic games. According to Tokyo2020.org, the competition will take place on the open ocean, where the condition of the waves, the direction and strength of the wind, and the height of the tides will all be factors. A panel of judges determines the winners, with scoring based on the type and difficulty of maneuvers performed, along with speed, power and flow

Alun James, a sports sponsorship expert and managing director of consultancy firm Four Communications told CNBC via telephone: “Both skateboarding and surfing clearly show the IOC’s attempt to appeal to a millennial audience. The sports are lifestyle-oriented, as well as very dramatic and visual, which would have influenced the decision to include them.”

Baseball/Softball
While technically not new additions... baseball and softball are due to return to the Olympic Games in 2020.

Each was last played in Beijing in 2008. Team USA won bronze in baseball during those games, finishing behind South Korea and Cuba. Team Japan is the reigning softball gold medallist.

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Powerful storms ripped through the region Monday, causing tens of thousands of outages. Check out these viewer photos.
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During these scorching summer temperatures it is essential that you are checking on friends and family members; you may just save a life. An elderly woman did just that and saved her 95-year-old friend. The woman called the police because she didn't hear from her for a few days. After police entered the home, they found the woman in critical condition with severe dehydration.

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NBC 10 Philadelphia by Nbc10 First Alert Weather Team - 15h ago


Severe thunderstorms with powerful winds, lightning and heavy rain barreled through the Philadelphia region, causing damage, tens of thousands of power outages and commuter delays during rush hour.

The line of storms passed Lancaster and hit New Castle County, Delaware, the Philly suburbs and then the Philadelphia area shortly before 5:30 p.m. Monday, bringing torrential downpours and lightning.

There were reports of wind gusts between 63 to 78 mph in New Castle County. The storm also caused hour-long delays at Philadelphia International Airport and tens of thousands of power outages across the region.

PECO reported more than 31,000 outages, Delmarva reported more than 17,000, PSEG more than 52,000 and AC Electric more than 1600.

PATCO also temporarily suspended service due to a downed power line on the tracks.

A First Alert for flash flooding, damaging winds, hail and possible isolated tornadoes across the entire Philadelphia region remains in effect until noon Tuesday.

Temps on Monday warmed up to around 90, and felt around 100. The severe storms reached the city of Reading in Berks County around 4 p.m. The storms continued to move east.

The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for Reading, and Allentown and Bethlehem in the Lehigh Valley. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem counties in New Jersey as well as Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania.

One to 3 inches of rain could fall in some neighborhoods already made vulnerable to flooding by other recent storms.

These storms follow days of oppressive and dangerous heat that gripped the East Coast through the weekend.

Once the rain clears out Tuesday, expect cooler conditions with highs only expected to near 80. Partly cloudy conditions then on Wednesday with highs in the low 80s.

Follow the NBC10 First Alert Weather team and download the NBC10 app to keep ahead of the storms.



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Congressional Democrats and Republicans have struck a budget deal that would suspend the debt limit until mid-2021, President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders announced Monday.

The emerging two-year agreement would suspend the debt limit until July 31, 2021, and put an end to automatic spending cuts that would have kicked in without a deal. 

President Donald Trump spoke optimistically earlier in the day about the prospects for a deal and touted that it would boost military spending.


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A man who as a juvenile shot and killed two other boys in a squabble that ripped apart a South Philadelphia neighborhood has been sentenced to at least 37 years in prison.

Brandon Olivieri, now 18, shot a neighborhood rival Sal DiNubile during a struggle on the street Oct. 24, 2017. Olivieri also shot his own friend, Caleer Miller, during that struggle over the handgun.

Both victims were 16 years old at the time, as was Olivieri.

In May this year, Olivieri was convicted of first-degree murder for DiNubile's killing and third-degree murder for Miller's death.

At sentencing Monday, a judge gave Olivieri 35 years to life in prison for the first-degree charge and two to four years for the third-degree charge.

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Olivieri tearfully surrendered to police three days after the shooting. Around the same time, an internal police bulletin with his name, photo and address was leaked to a local Facebook group. A few hours later, a gunman riddled Olivieri's home with bullets.

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Defense attorney James Lammendola said at the time that Olivieri's parents were "scared out of their minds that their house was shot" and he also feared for their son's safety.

Olivieri has spent much of his time in isolated confinement while imprisoned the last 21 months, according to the court docket.

The three-day trial ended May 17 after a jury deliberated for just three hours.



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NBC 10 Philadelphia by Dan Stamm, David Chang And Cydney L.. - 15h ago


A teen boy who stole a school bus and then crashed it on the Walt Whitman Bridge was shot by police early Monday after charging at the officers while armed with a knife, investigators said.

The ordeal began around midnight when the 17-year-old stole a school bus from the lot of the H.A. DeHart & Son dealership in West Deptford Township, New Jersey, police said.

Police found a bicycle and a car with registration that matched the teen's address at the lot where the bus was parked, investigators said. An officer observed the teen as he drove the bus down Crown Point Road toward Interstate 295 North, according to investigators.

"My officer noticed that it didn't have a license plate on there. Thought that was odd for that time of night," West Deptford Police Chief Sean McKenna said.

The officer tried to pull the teen over but he sped off, driving between 80 and 90 miles per hour, police said. The teen then stopped near Exit 21 as if he was complying with the traffic stop, according to investigators.

"My officer went to get out to confront the driver and the bus pulled away, started driving a high rate of speed again and driving erratically," McKenna said.

West Deptford police called off the pursuit for safety concerns then alerted the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) that he was coming toward the bridge, according to McKenna.

The teen continued onto the eastbound lanes of the Walt Whitman Bridge before crashing into a side guardrail around 12:40 a.m., police said. DRPA police officers then responded to the scene.

The teen, who was wearing a mask and armed with a knife, then exited the bus, according to investigators. He allegedly ignored the officers' commands and then charged at them while holding the knife. The officers then fired multiple shots, striking the teen.

The teen was taken to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he is in stable condition and expected to survive, police said. His family is also with him.

The officers who shot the teen were also taken to the hospital for an evaluation and later released. 

Philadelphia police are assisting with the investigation. Officials said it was only the second time in DRPA's history in which officers fired a weapon.

For hours, only one lane was open on the Walt Whitman Bridge going into New Jersey due to the crash and shooting. Investigators seemed to be focused on the bus which crashed against the outer guardrail in the eastbound lanes of the span connecting South Philadelphia and South Jersey. There were also evidence markers on lanes of the bridge.

The side of the bus says "HOLCOMB" on it. A.J. Holcomb confirmed his company was in the process of purchasing the bus, which was due to be delivered to his South Jersey-based company from H.A. DeHart this week after it passed inspection.

The incident caused a traffic problem through the morning commute. The average speed eastbound slowed to about less than 7 mph, First Alert Traffic reporter Matt DeLucia said.

Drivers were warned to expect major delays and to use the Commodore Barry, Ben Franklin or Betsy Ross bridges to avoid the slowdown.

All lanes on the Walt Whitman finally reopened around 8:30 a.m.

This story is developing and will be updated.


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Elevation Foods is voluntarily recalling 1,087 cases of product due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Brands affected include Archer-Farms egg salad and deviled egg-sandwiches, as well as Freskëtbrand egg salad, tuna salad and Thai lobster salad that were produced on June 18, 2019, the FDA announced.

The company believes the cases, which have been distributed to four retail wholesalers nationwide, are the only ones affected. No illnesses have been recorded to date.

Listeria can cause high fever, severe headache, nausea and diarrhea, among other symptoms. It can be more serious, and potentially fatal, for the young and elderly. 

"The recall was relevant to just four of Elevation Foods customers, and we advised them last week to immediately examine their inventory and quarantine any product that were subject to this recall. If they had further distributed this product, we requested that they please identify their customers and notify them at once of this product recall," said Mark Irion, the head of strategic communications at Hogan Lovells. 

All of the recalled cases were produced at Elevations Foods’ facility in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the company is working with distributors to take the possibly contaminated products off the shelves.

The recall was initiated after Elevation Foods received three positive test results for three containers of egg salad tested by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

The cause of the possible contamination is being investigated by the company.

Here is the list of the recalled products with their “use by” dates and lot number for each container, which can be found on the side of the lid:

  • Archer Farms-brand Egg Salad packaged in a 12-ounce clear, square plastic container, Lot Number W1906042A, Use By 12AUG2019 (printed on the side of each container) UPC 085239018682, distributed nationwide
  • Freskët-brand Egg Salad packaged in a 32-ounce clear, square plastic container, Lot Number W1906042, Use By 12AUG2019A (printed on the side of each container
  • Freskët-brand Tuna Salad packaged in a 5-pound white, round plastic container, Lot Number W1906054, Use By 02AUG2019A (printed on the side of each container
  • Freskët-brand Thai Lobster Salad packaged in a 5-pound white, round plastic container, Lot Number W1906041, Use By 02AUG2019A (printed on the side of each container)
  • Archer Farms Deviled Egg Sandwich Half Sandwich with Bacon, UPC 220505000002, distributed nationwide
  • Archer Farms Deviled Egg Sandwich on Multigrain, UPC 498780203566, distributed nationwide

Any consumer who has purchased any of these products is urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call 866-761-9566 at any time.


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The new Fashion District on east Market Street is expected to breathe new life into Center City Philadelphia. The mall will have restaurants, fitness, entertainment and retail all in one spot. It is set to open in September of this year.

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