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Lawyer: Philly female officers who sued will be protected

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 …


6 police shot in standoff that ‘could have been far worse’

A gunman barricaded himself inside a Philadelphia rowhouse for 7


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Philadelphia gunman in custody after hourslong standoff

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.


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 …


Wrongfully accused Philadelphia man free after 2 decades

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 …


Small fire burns at oil refinery that shook with explosions

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, 12:35 p.m.

Cocaine haul from ship grows, arrests now stand at 6

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 …


Fire, 3 explosions rock Philadelphia oil refinery

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, 10:05 p.m.

33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

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, 1:22 p.m.

2026 MLB All-Star Game will be in Philadelphia

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.

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

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 …


U.S. attorney in Philadelphia sues over safe injection site

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.


Feds indict powerful Philly union boss, councilman, others

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 …


GoFundMe, law firm says homeless Samaritan will get cash

GoFundMe and the law firm representing a homeless good Samaritan say he will receive all the money raised for him.


Couple ordered to turn over funds raised for homeless man

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 …


Police: Man opened fire following dispute in Walmart checkout line

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.

Jay-Z unhappy ‘Made in America’ leaving Philadelphia parkway

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.

Judge sides with Philadelphia in ‘sanctuary city’ fight

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.


Iraqi, Syrian guides bring views to Philadelphia museum

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.

Black men arrested at Starbucks settle $1 each and $200K for young entrepreneur program

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.

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

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.

Woman on Southwest flight dies after nearly being sucked out of jet after it blew an engine

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.

Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade

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 …


‘LOVE’ returns: Philadelphia park gets its sculpture back

“LOVE” returned to Philadelphia on Tuesday, just in time for Valentine’s Day.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 3:50 p.m.

Amtrak engineer ordered to stand trial in Philadelphia crash

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.

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.


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.


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.


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 …