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Two addiction counselors fatally overdose at rehab clinic

Opioid addiction has been identified as a national crisis as fatal overdose rates soar, but in one of the most shocking examples yet of the drugs power, two addiction counselors at a rehab clinic tasked with helping others recover both died of fatal overdoses this week, authorities announced. The...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:55am

Man dies after triple shooting in Germantown

Three people were shot – one fatally – during a violent evening on Tuesday in the city’s Germantown neighborhood. According to police, on Tuesday, May 23, at approximately 5:21 p.m., officers from the city’s 14th police district responded to a call of a person...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:18am

Putting race relations ‘On the Table’

All over Philadelphia on Tuesday, local residents joined with community organizers, members of nonprofit groups, volunteers and others to share a meal and discuss some of the biggest questions facing the city today. The events – mostly lunch meetings, along with several breakfast and after-...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 5:07am

Shocking video shows mockery before assault on disabled man

A 29-year-old Delaware man was arrested earlier this month for allegedly assaulting a man who suffers from cerebral palsy outside of a convenience store, authorities said. According to the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, Barry Baker of Georgetown, Delaware, was arrested after he...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 2:43pm

Can you be fired for being pregnant or nursing?

You might not think “The Handmaid’s Tale” is the realistic future of the United States, but undeniable pressure has been placed on women who fear the loss of reproductive rights. The Trump administration has seemingly waged a war on the womb from acting to defund Planned...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 1:06pm

WATCH: Police share video of men sought in toddler's shooting

The Philadelphia Police have released surveillance footage of the suspects they believe are responsible for last weekend’s shooting that injured two people in the city’s Kensington neighborhood, including a one-year-old boy. On Tuesday morning, police shared surveillance video that was...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:04am

Atlantic City's original boxing promoter recalls a career in the ring

If you’ve seen any boxing events along the East Coast in the past 40 years, you likely have one man to thank for it: Frank Gelb. In a career that has spanned more than four decades, Gelb has worked to promote some of the biggest names in boxing, and has since turned his attention to the...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:06am

Discussions to feed growth in Philly

Growing up in Lebanon County, my family often had supper with neighbors and folks who were visiting the area. Sitting around a table discussing everything from crops to politics gave me insight into what was going on around the world but also a better understanding of how people felt about the...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:06am

The worst trades in sports history

While the Brooklyn Nets continue to deal with what might be regarded as one of the worst trades in NBA history, we decided to take a look at some of the most head-scratching, jaw-dropping trades made in all of sports. So without further ado, and in no particular order, here is what we came up with...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:47pm

New data shows frequency of near misses for bicyclists

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed Pennsylvania’s “safe passing” law in 2012, but you wouldn't necessarily know it. The law, which requires people driving motor vehicles to give 4 feet when passing people on bikes, has yielded little more than anger from those who are...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:03am

How to fix Philly: Fighting illegal towing

It’s no hyperbole to say that parking in Philadelphia is a difficult chore. There’s a reason why, out of any city in the country, A&E picked Philadelphia as the setting for its show “Parking Wars.” But parking might not be so bad if it weren’t for the scourge of...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:03am

An ‘arresting’ performance: Philly sheriff turns actor

For the past thirty years, Dave Dougherty of Roxborough has served as an officer of the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office. But, the long-time law enforcement professional – he’s assigned to handle violent crimes against juveniles – also prides himself on a successful second...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 5:03am

2017 NHL mock draft: Pantorno version 1.0

"Wait a second, this isn't a NBA mock draft," says many as they frantically mash the back button to get back to their previous screen.  It's OK. I won't tell anyone that you're here.  Believe it or not, there is another major North American sports league that...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:06pm

No new clues on unsolved cases as dirty detective heads to prison

Melanie Colon would have turned 28 today. This birthday marks five years since she was murdered, leaving her son motherless. “She has a son that misses her every damn day,” said Ralphiee Colon, 22, Melanie’s brother. “It’s messed up for my nephew to wake up without...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 1:25pm

Lawyer targets foster care agency over 10-year-old's death

There are a lot of tragic stories about foster care children who slip through the cracks.  But 10-year-old Ethan Okula isn't one of them. He was surrounded by his supposed caretakers on the day he died, none of whom got him the medical attention that could have saved his life. “...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:03am

Immigrant communities living in fear as ICE arrests up 40 percent since Trump took office

President Donald Trump is following through on his promise to crack down on illegal immigration, which means America’s estimated 11 million undocumented residents live in constant fear of deportation. During Trump’s first 100 days in office from Jan. 22 to April 29, U.S. Immigration...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:31pm

Krasner lays out vision for office after winning DA’s primary

Larry Krasner, Democratic candidate for district attorney, addressed reporters on Wednesday afternoon to discuss his hopes if elected, and to address a recent backlash that bubbled up within 12 hours of the criminal defense attorney’s primary victory. “It will be an office that is very...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 6:39pm

Progressive candidates sweep Philly primaries

Philly had an exciting primary Tuesday that saw a newcomer unseat an incumbent in the City Controller’s race and a criminal defense attorney secure a dominating win the democratic nomination for the District Attorney’s Office. Mayor Jim Kenney applauded the night’s winners on...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 9:23am

Vegas bookies release NFL Super Bowl odds

After two straight offseasons of some impressive moves, the oddsmakers certainly think that the New York Giants have a team capable of making a playoff run. The same can’t be said of the New York Jets.   According to oddsmaker BovadaLV, the Giants are 9/1 shots to win the NFC and head...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 12:45pm

James Beard Award-winning Philly chefs honored

Ask anyone – Philadelphia is a food town. Even in the hills of Appalachia or along the expanses of the Mohave Desert, if you hear the word “Philly,” it will more often than not be followed by the word “cheesesteak.” But food in the City of Brotherly Love means much...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 12:44pm