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NTSB continues investigation into 69th Street Terminal train collision
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Wednesday morning Investigators returned to the scene of a train collision in Upper Darby that left more than 30 people injured early Tuesday morning.

NTSB crews are continuing to investigate what caused an inbound Norristown High-Speed Line train to collide with an unoccupied train that was parked in the 69 th Street Terminal.

The crash occurred early Tuesday morning around 12:15 a.m. and injured 32 passengers along with the train operator. The operator was treated and released later in the morning and is expected to cooperate with investigators at the scene on Wednesday.

Wednesday morning, the train cars involved in the crash had been removed from the track and taken off-site for further investigation.

NTSB investigators are expected to look into the integrity of the SEPTA train cars to determine how some of the injuries to passengers occurred, due to the buckling of the floors inside the train car.

Authorities are also expected to look into the SEPTA's practice of leaving unoccupied trains on the tracks in that area. Another investigation team is investigating whether or not the signal system and control center were properly functioning.

The investigation at the scene is expected to last several days.

In February, four people were injured in a crash near the 69th Street Terminal involving three out-of-service commuter trains. At the time, SEPTA said one train rear-ended another on a loop where trains turn around to get back into service. Cars from that accident derailed and hit a third train on nearby tracks.


Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:06:40 GMT


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Wednesday morning Investigators returned to the scene of a train collision in Upper Darby that left more than 30 people injured early Tuesday morning.







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Trees downed, damage reported following overnight storms
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Overnight storms brought heavy rain and some reports of damage Wednesday morning.

Severe thunderstorms dropped several inches of rain in some areas, including more than 2 inches in Ridley and Chester, and nearly 4 inches in Woodlyn.

An areal flood warning was in effect for southern parts of Pennsylvania and northern and western patts of Delaware until 8 a.m.

In Camden, New Jersey a family was able to escape injury after heavy rain caused their basement walls to cave in just after 2 a.m. on the 500 block of Beverly Drive.

A number of downed trees were reported around the area, along with minor flooding and ponding.

Things are expected to dry out Wednesday if clean-up begins. Wednesday's high is expected to reach about 84 degrees as clouds make way for some sunshine. More of the same is expected on Thursday and Friday, with some cooler temps on the way this weekend.


Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:22:50 GMT


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Woman accused of using child to help her steal from restaurant arrested
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Police say a woman who used a child to help her steal from a Camden restaurant has been taken into custody.

The owners of a Camden store say a woman ordered two shrimp bowls at New Hong Kong restaurant then left while her order was being prepared. Meanwhile, Fang Guan went to another room in the back of the store with her family.

"My mom thinks something was suspicious so there's like a problem so she checked the camera," said 11-year-old Jenny Guan. She says her mother noticed a bag of money they kept behind the enclosed counter missing and the woman hadn't come back to pick up her order.

Watch surveillance video show the woman come back in the store with a child and while no one is behind the counter police say she tells the little boy to crawl through the opening of the glass window and get the money. The video shows his arm sticking out as he goes in.

"She sat the baby on a counter then the baby crawled through. He hopped down and got the money. Went outside to check what's in the bag and after she checked all the money and then the family just left," said Jenny. Police have concealed the child's face in the video. He's so young he likely doesn't understand what he's doing.

"He looks about 5 years 5 or 6 years old, "said Fang Guan. The Guan's say nothing like this has ever happened. They've never been robbed in the six years they've been here on Chase Street in Camden. It makes them uneasy.

"We're very upset. We're also like scared that if this happen again it's going to be very dangerous for us," said Jenny.

Police have not said how the woman and child might be related, but FOX 29's Shawnette Wilson reports the woman was taken into custody Tuesday night.


Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:06:56 GMT


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Police say a woman used a child to help her steal from a Camden restaurant.







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Suspect in Haverford Township fatal shooting captured in Georgia
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Police have confirmed 24-year-old Derrick Rollins is in the custody of US Marshals in connection with a fatal shooting in Haverford Township last month. Rollins was taken into custody in Georgia on Tuesday.

Rollins was arrested at an apartment complex in Decatur, Georgia. Rollins initially attempted to hide from investigators but then surrendered to K9 units after surveillance teams observed him at the apartment complex with a female. This arrest was based upon information developed by U.S. Marshals in Philadelphia suggesting Rollins had fled to Georgia.

Investigators say Rollins is accused of firing 17 shots at two men in Overbrook Park-- missing them-- before randomly running into 29-year-John Le in Haverford Township and allegedly shooting him to death.

Rollins' Volvo S60 at 51st and Locust streets, not far from where Le's cellphone pinged an hour after the murder: to an area near 40th and Market streets in University City.

Police released surveillance pictures of the suspect, running away from the Havertown murder scene, hoping someone might recognize him. A manhunt ensued and authorities said Rollins was considered armed and dangerous.

He was also wanted for an aggravated assault in relation to a shooting on the 1700 block of N. 77th street that happened on the same day.

Rollins criminal history includes multiple arrests for robbery, firearms and narcotics violations.

There was a $5,000 reward being offered in the case.


Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:31:04 GMT


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Police have confirmed 24-year-old Derrick Rollins is in the custody of US Marshals in connection with a fatal shooting in Haverford Township last month. Rollins was taken into custody in Georgia on Tuesday.







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