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Philadelphia man shot in head at prom party dies

Aaron Searight was attending a prom party on Thursday night, May 24, in West Philadelphia when he was struck by a stray bullet. Searight was transported to Presby Hospital where the 23-year old has since died after being shot in the head. Searight and seventy other party-goers where celebrating...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 4:40pm

Philadelphia Police search for suspect in sledgehammer attack road rage video

Philadelphia Police have posted a violent video online of a man attacking another with a sledgehammer. The road rage video footage was captured via CCTV in an office building parking lot of the 2700 block of Luzerne Street in Port Richmond, Philadelphia this past Tuesday. The incident appears to...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 12:28pm

Review says Philly tax abatement program still turning a profit

A financial evaluation of the 10-year tax abatement on new construction in Philadelphia commissioned by City Hall found the program is still making Philadelphia money, even as it's value is questioned in City Council. City Councilwoman Helen Gym introduced a resolution at the May 24 session of...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:11pm

Southwest Philly urban cowboy finds new home with Bartram's Garden

After years of uncertainty, an urban cowboy has found a new home for his stables on the edge of Bartram's Garden, where he can keep training the next generation of young horsemen. "They're good, obedient horses. They're being taken care of the right way," said Malik Divers on...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 1:00pm

PHOTOS: Sail Philadelphia 2018 begins

On Thursday, May 24, Sail Philadelphia 2018 kicked off with a cruise on the Delaware River aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia. Attendees got to see stunning views of the Tall Ships docking for the Memorial Day Weekend festivities. In addition to seeing the Tall Ships, attendees also enjoyed a...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:53pm

Photo Pop Philly: What you need to know

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a pop-up up interactive art exhibit that’s designed for picture-taking must be worth a million of them. While these Instagram-forward installations have been popping up in major cities around the world, Philadelphia didn’t have one —...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:01pm

When does Center City Sips 2018 start?

Wonder when Center City Sips 2018 begins? For the 15th year in a row, Philadelphia gears up for what is dubbed as “the happiest of happy hours,” with over 90 restaurants and bars participating in this city-wide happy hour. Center City Sips begins on Wednesday, June 6 for the 2018...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 12:18pm

Philly cops seek hammer-wielding road rage suspect

Philly cops are seeking the identity of the man who in an apparent road rage incident attacked another driver's car with a sledgehammer, smashing its windows, then assaulted the other driver's passenger with the hammer. The incident occurred under the Betsy Ross Bridge on Tuesday, May 22...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:23am

She’s fighting to get back on a bike, and wants safety for all

Last year, Regan Kladstrup was traveling on her bicycle from 4th and Walnut to a meeting at the University of Pennsylvania, where she works. She came up to a red light at the intersection of Spruce and Broad and stopped in the bike lane, next to a delivery truck in the vehicle lane. Waiting for...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 5:00am

Krasner rules fatal police shooting of Richard Ferretti 'justified'

A Philadelphia police officer acted legally in May 2016 when he fatally shot a 52-year-old unarmed man driving a car near Overbrook, the Philly DA's office announced Wednesday, because the man was accelerating toward the officer. It's the first public announcement by new DA Larry Krasner...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:02pm

Celebrity boxing promoter faces lawsuit by battered ex

Celebrity Boxing creator Damon Feldman has been on a publicity tour in recent months touting his new book, a memoir of his career organizing bouts between washed-up celebrities that touched on his own battles with depression. But Feldman left one key part out: he spent nearly 14 months in a state...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 4:39pm

Sixers water ice? Yes, please!

What’s blue, red and surefire hit? The Sixers-inspired water ice at Mama Maria’s Homemade Italian Ice in Port Richmond. The business is owned by Niko and Maria Papanikolaou, a married couple who have a big passion for basketball, as well as the Sixers. “I have always been a huge...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 3:35pm

Stray 'Throw Away Dog' trained for K-9 work dies after donation

The Throw Away Dogs Project is a Philly charity run by volunteers dedicated to finding and saving stray dogs who have potential to work as K-9 police dogs. The team devotes months of training to bring strays who could have been euthanized to the professional standards of a K-9. Since 2014, they...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:28pm

PHOTOS: Beats ‘n Eats 2018

On Monday, May 21, Beats ‘n Eats 2018 was hosted by Chef Robert Irvine at the Fillmore Philadelphia, located at 29 E. Allen St. Presented by Live Nation and Comcast Business, the immersive food and music event helps expand opportunities for veterans and members of the military, with proceeds...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:25pm

Eat like an Insider: Peter Hwang of SouthGate

Peter Hwang of SouthGate was born into the restaurant industry, but didn’t immediately pursue a career in it. “I grew up in the back of a fried chicken shop in Center City and now find myself again, in the back of a fried chicken shop in Center City,” he says. “While I...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 11:31am

ACLU files asylum lawsuit for gay Mexican man detained by ICE

Five months after a Mexican immigrant married to a US citizen was detained while applying for citizenship in Philadelphia, supporters are still fighting for his release, and they are now joining forces with the ACLU. Supporters of Jose “Ivan” Noe Nuñez Martinez, 37, held a news...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 6:18pm

Community Spotlight: Meryl Levitz of Visit Philadelphia

When Meryl Levitz first came to Philadelphia, the year was 1971 and the city had a lot of growing to do. “It was nothing like the Philadelphia of today,” Levitz says. “No skyline, no place to eat, no image, very little self confidence — it looked like a city that hadn...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 6:00pm

Montco dad allegedly raped toddler, made kids molest each other

A father in the Philly area was in court Tuesday on charges that he sexually abused five children – allegedly abusing a girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter and forcing others to perform sexual acts, the Montco DA's office has announced. Todd Anthony Wilson, 32, a resident of Bridgeport...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 12:24pm

Want free tolls on your way to the shore this weekend?

Free tolls on the Atlantic City Expressway? No, it’s not fake news — it’s totally legitimate thanks to Philadelphia-based crab house and sports bar, Chickie & Pete’s. On Friday, May 25 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., they will be paying tolls for families at the Egg Harbor...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:59am

Carson Wentz gets spiritual in new book

If you follow Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles on social media, he is very open about his spirituality. Even his Twitter profile proudly displays that he plays for an “audience of one,” meaning he plays for God. In a new book by author and sports writer Joshua Cooley called...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 9:52am