Stories tagged: Philadelphia
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
Cities sue Defense Department over gun-check system failures
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.
Bunny Sigler, who helped create 1970s Philly Sound, dies
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.
42 hurt in train crash outside Philadelphia
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.
Lawsuit claims rodent baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich
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 search farm where four missing men were found
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.
Cadaver dogs used, dirt sifted in search for 4 missing men
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.
Casket with organ tissue found on Philadelphia sidewalk
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
Outside View: Seattle finds that taxing sugar is complicated
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.
Mom spends $25K on exotic cars, sand, camel for son’s prom
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.
Amtrak engineer surrenders on charges in fatal 2015 crash
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.
30 injured, 2 critically, as Philadelphia school tour bus crashes in Maryland
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.
Amtrak engineer won’t be charged in deadly crash
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.
Policeman charged after dog found in trash bag dumped in park
A Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park.
Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
“Soda tax” stakes escalate in pivotal Philadelphia fight
PHILADELPHIA – Less than three months into Philadelphia’s new tax on sweetened drinks, the stakes have escalated: Beverage makers say the measure is hurting sales so much they need to …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Outpouring of community help for vandalized Jewish cemetery
Dozens of volunteers from various faiths helped clean up a Jewish cemetery on Tuesday after scores of tombstones were toppled by vandals, as people from as far as Boston came …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
Pennsylvania woman dies after arm gets stuck in clothing drop-off box
A Pennsylvania woman died after her arm got caught in the door of a clothing drop-off box while she was apparently removing bags from the container and was left dangling …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Naked man steals taxi, drives through posh park, Philadelphia police say
Police say a naked man stole a taxi and recklessly drove through a crowded park in a posh section of Philadelphia.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Officials hid years of sex abuse at boarding school, report says
A grand jury report issued Wednesday found that teachers at a Pennsylvania boarding school sexually preyed on children for half a century while administrators turned a blind eye.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 7:05 a.m.
96-year-old Philly woman critical after 2 pit bulls attack
Philadelphia police say two pit bulls have mauled and critically injured a 96-year-old woman.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
GOP retreat veers off message amid questions about Trump’s plan on voter fraud, torture
Congressional Republicans opened their retreat in Philadelphia with lofty plans to address tax and health policy issues, but swiftly slipped off message, thanks to President Donald Trump’s latest announcements Wednesday.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 6:53 a.m.
Second red panda triplet dies at suburban Philadelphia zoo
A red panda, a species listed as endangered, has died at a suburban Philadelphia zoo.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
NTSB to probe Philadelphia trolley crash that hurt nearly 50
Federal crash investigators are heading to Philadelphia a day after a collision between two trolley cars injured nearly 50 people.
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 12:15 p.m.
Cosby, citing news coverage, seeks to move trial
Bill Cosby wants to move his trial out of a suburban Philadelphia courthouse, arguing there’s been widespread negative press coverage of the sexual assault case.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
Mayhem continues as 200 teens crash Philadelphia mall for Snapchat-planned brawl, officials say
The mayhem that has rippled through malls in more than a dozen states continued Tuesday evening, when about 200 rowdy teenagers showed up en masse at a Philadelphia mall in …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Philadelphia had 35 drug overdoses in 5 days
The Philadelphia medical examiner’s office says as many as 35 fatal drug overdoses over a recent five-day period might be part of a bigger problem: the national opioid crisis.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Clinton gains 22,000 votes on Trump in Pennsylvania
President-elect Donald Trump’s margin of victory in Pennsylvania is shrinking as more counties finish tallying their votes.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 7 a.m.
Police: Package bomb targeted man in Philadelphia apartment
A package bomb exploded in a downtown apartment early Tuesday after a man who apparently thought the manila envelope contained an inhaler opened it, police said. The victim was hospitalized …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
Bill Cosby’s sex-assault case won’t be tossed, judge rules
A judge on Wednesday denied Bill Cosby’s latest attempt to end his sexual assault case and rejected his request for competency testing of the 13 women who want to testify …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 1:13 p.m.
Judge orders FBI, CIA to disclose Occupy surveillance
A federal judge has ordered the FBI and other federal agencies to turn over any potential evidence they spied on Occupy Philadelphia protesters.