Stories tagged: Philadelphia
UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 1:22 p.m.
Baseball’s 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday at Independence Hall with …
UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 7:43 p.m.
Are cashless stores discriminatory? New York City could follow New Jersey and Philadelphia with a ban as cities struggle with the potential impact of cashless stores on those who don’t …
Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 5:46 p.m.
The top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has filed suit to stop a nonprofit from opening a first-in-the-nation supervised drug injection site to address the city’s opioid problem.
Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
A powerful union boss who has long held a tight grip on construction jobs in the Philadelphia region and wielded political power in the city and Statehouse has been indicted …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
GoFundMe and the law firm representing a homeless good Samaritan say he will receive all the money raised for him.
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:26 a.m.
A couple who raised more than $400,000 for a homeless man after he used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia must …
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 8:10 p.m.
A man pulled a gun during a dispute with another customer in Walmart checkout lines near Philadelphia and opened fire, wounding several people before fleeing but was later arrested after …
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 3:06 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA – Jay-Z said Wednesday he’s disappointed that Philadelphia is booting his annual music festival from the city’s grandest boulevard, accusing the mayor of having “zero appreciation for what Made …
UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 7:06 p.m.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over the way the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally.
Sun., May 20, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Three Iraqi natives and a Syrian woman have been enlisted as guides to share a modern cultural perspective with visitors to new Middle Eastern galleries at the Penn Museum in …
UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 1:44 p.m.
Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city for a symbolic $1 each Wednesday and a promise from officials to set …
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:32 p.m.
Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, black men who became best friends in the fourth grade, were taken in handcuffs from the Starbucks in Philadelphia’s tony Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, where Robinson …
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman …
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 11:55 a.m.
Thousands of fans lined up in downtown Philadelphia to celebrate another sports championship with a parade, this time for Villanova University’s Wildcats. The winners of the men’s basketball tournament rode …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
“LOVE” returned to Philadelphia on Tuesday, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 3:50 p.m.
An Amtrak engineer was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for a deadly 2015 derailment in Philadelphia as a judge reinstated involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren’t reported to the national …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Walter “Bunny” Sigler, a singer, songwriter and producer who helped create “The Sound of Philadelphia” in the 1970s, has died.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 7:25 a.m.
A SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line train carrying passengers ran into an unoccupied train early Tuesday inside the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby, injuring 42 people, officials said.
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping in her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Philadelphia police joined multiple law enforcement agencies Thursday for another search of the sprawling Pennsylvania farm where the bodies of four missing young men were found buried deep underground last …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:16 p.m.
A busload of police cadets was brought in Tuesday to help search a large farm for four missing men believed to be victims of foul play as a prosecutor described …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Police are investigating the discovery of a small casket found on a north Philadelphia sidewalk that contained some embalmed remains believed to be those of an infant or child.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 7 a.m.
A pattern for success: Shirtmaker stitches a survival story through sexism, recession and casual Fridays
Not due to any lack of skills. Nancy Gold found that her only shortcoming was her gender: It was the 1960s, and custom shirt makers in the United States were …
Sat., June 10, 2017
One question is whether customers are shopping in other jurisdictions to avoid the tax, or getting their sugar fix in other products.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
One Philadelphia teenager’s mom took his prom to the extreme, spending $25,000 on a camel, three tons of sand and exotic cars. He brought three dates, all in custom-made gowns, …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
An Amtrak engineer involved in a train derailment that killed eight passengers turned himself in to police Thursday on charges including causing a catastrophe and involuntary manslaughter, in a case …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
A bus carrying Philadelphia schoolchildren on an eighth-grade class trip was involved in a serious accident on I-95 in Maryland on Monday.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
The speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200 others in Philadelphia won’t face criminal charges, the city district attorney’s office said Tuesday.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
A Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park.