Mitch Blacher, NBC10 Philadelphia

Mitch Blacher

NBC10 Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Past articles by Mitch:

City of Philadelphia Didn't Sign Contracts With Third-Party Vaccine Administrators

On Tuesday, amid questions of the vetting process that the Philadelphia Public Health Department uses to evaluate vaccine partners, a city spokesman told NBC10 that there are no contracts with organizations administering the vaccine using doses provided by the city. → Read More

210 Guns Went Missing from Philadelphia Sheriff's Office, New Report Says

The City Controller’s office found that deputy’s service weapons and recovered guns disappeared between 1977 and 2015. Additionally, weapons were found to be piled on the floor at times and stored while still loaded. → Read More

Philadelphia's New COVID-19 Restrictions Target Indoor Gatherings, Gyms and Dining

Philadelphia announced new coronavirus restrictions on Monday that aim to combat a lack of mask wearing and social distancing indoors at public spaces, restaurants, gyms and inside private homes. → Read More

Philly Leaders Don’t Want ‘Vigilante Justice’ on Streets During Unrest

A group of men with baseball bats gathered outside a Fishtown police precinct Monday night in Philly. → Read More

NJ State Police Have Paid at Least $850,000 for Secret Cell Phone Surveillance Equipment

The New Jersey State Police have spent at least $850,000 in recent years on a technology that allows troopers to track cell phone use without phone owners knowing, according to documents provided NBC10. → Read More

How a N.J. Law Backfired and Jammed Up 'Smart Gun' Technology

Smart gun technology may never take hold in the American market. And it’s because of a law adopted by New Jersey lawmakers over a decade ago that backfired so spectacularly that its effects have been felt across... → Read More

Ways to Escape a Deadly House Fire in an Era of Faster Flames

Polyurethane furniture. Misplaced smoke detectors. Even open doors. The commonsense ways to greatly enhance survival in a house fire. → Read More

10 Complaints a Day: Inside Philadelphia's Perpetual Battle With Rats

Like many of America's older cities, rats aren't hard to find in Philadelphia. But they are hard to control. With over 7,000 citizen complaints of rats in the last two years — about 10 on average each day — it's... → Read More

Philly Fire Officials Tell Residents to 'Close Before You Doze'

Close before you doze! It's a simple saying, but it could save your life. NBC10's Mitch Blacher explains why this rhyme is part of an important message Philly fire officials are sharing with the community. → Read More

NBC10 Investigators: Families of Immigrants Caught in Court Backlogs

According to an analysis from Syracuse University, the policies of the Obama and Trump administrations have led to a record number of deportation cases. But as NBC10 investigative reporter Mitch Blacher discovered, the courts can't handle the strain. → Read More

NBC10 Investigators: Major Court Delays Impact Immigrants

NBC10 Investigators discovered major delays in our country's immigration courts. Investigative reporter Mitch Blacher reveals multi-year waits affecting undocumented immigrants. → Read More

NBC10 Investigators: Derailment the Latest SEPTA Incident

NBC10 Investigative Reporter Mitch Blacher spoke with SEPTA's Assistant General Manager of System Safety, Scott Sauer, about the precautions that SEPTA is now taking after the recent derailment incidents. → Read More

NBC10 Investigators: Local Impact of Trump's DACA Decision

NBC10 investigative reporter Mitch Blacher talks about the impact that taking away DACA will have in our communities, even economically. → Read More

NBC10 Investigators: SEPTA Safety Questions Arise Following Crash

NBC10 Investigators are digging into SEPTA's safety oversight after 32 people were injured last week when a Norristown high speed line train collided with a parked train at the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby. NBC10's Mitch Blacher has the details on what may have caused this crash. → Read More

Weapons of War in Your Neighborhood

The NBC10 Investigators reveal which local police departments are armed with high-grade military equipment including automatic weapons and mine-resistant vehicles. → Read More

Neighborhoods Caught in the Crossfire: Solving Philly Murder Cases

The NBC10 Investigators are putting a spotlight on Philadelphia neighborhoods dealing with gun violence. In the conclusion of the series, NBC10's Mitch Blacher finds out what police are doing to solve the city's murder cases. → Read More

Living in Isolation Among the Bullets: North Philly’s Rising Violence

Kobe came to North Philadelphia last August from Georgia with his mother, Whitley Garnes, and his sisters in hopes of new opportunities. What they’ve found is a neighborhood long suffering in racial and economic... → Read More

Health Network Notifies Patients Months After Hackers Steal Medical Info

A data breach at one of Pennsylvania’s largest health networks has sparked safety concerns and questions regarding why it took several months for patients to be notified. → Read More

NBC10 Responds: Bad Gasoline at Chester County Sunoco Causes Issues for Cars

A problem at the pump has cars breaking down in Chester County. NBC10 Investigative reporter Mitch Blacher traced the problem to a single Sunoco gas station on Route 30 in Parkesburg. → Read More

Local Lawmaker Cracks Down on 'Ghost' Teachers

A local lawmaker is trying to stop "ghost" teachers who are getting paid while never showing up to the classroom. NBC10's investigative reporter Mitch Blacher has the details in part three of his report. WATCH PART ONE WATCH PART TWO → Read More