Stories tagged: philadelphia
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
Two female police officers whose sexual harassment lawsuit led Philadelphia’s police commissioner to resign have received promises from the city they won’t be retaliated against or endure more transfers while …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
A gunman barricaded himself inside a Philadelphia rowhouse for 7
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
Six police officers have been shot by a gunman in Philadelphia, and two others were trapped inside with him in a standoff that continued into the night.
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
Spokane’s Todd Carmichael offers to clear lunch debts in Pennsylvania after his own hardships with poverty
The coffee roaster and world-traveler famously offered to clear the lunch debt of impoverished students in northeastern Philadelphia this summer, only to earn an initial rebuke from school board members …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019
A Philadelphia man who spent more than two decades behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit is a free man – 17 years after another man confessed to the …
Sat., June 22, 2019
Officials say a very small fire continues to burn at a Philadelphia refinery following explosions and a pre-dawn blaze that shook homes and caused some minor injuries
UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019
Federal authorities have upped the amount of cocaine they seized from a ship at the Philadelphia port to more than 35,000 pounds, or 15,876 kilograms, making it the largest cocaine …
Fri., June 21, 2019
A fire and explosions at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast sent a massive fireball into the sky and shook nearby homes before dawn Friday, though authorities reported …
UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019
U.S. authorities seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine Tuesday from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history.
UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019
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
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
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
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
GoFundMe and the law firm representing a homeless good Samaritan say he will receive all the money raised for him.
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“LOVE” returned to Philadelphia on Tuesday, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018
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
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
Walter “Bunny” Sigler, a singer, songwriter and producer who helped create “The Sound of Philadelphia” in the 1970s, has died.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017
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
A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping in her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent.
Thu., July 20, 2017
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 …