Philadelphia

Philly illustrator to paint the town green at NYC Earth Day festival

Philadelphia-based artist Molly Egan is heading to New York City’s Union Square next week to participate in a live art installation that is meant to inspire people to live greener lives. Egan is one of seven artists who will create artwork at the annual Earth Day event, which is being held on...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:29pm

Six neighborhoods in Philly set for street cleaning pilot

The streets of six neighborhoods in Philadelphia are getting a mechanized cleaning crew, Mayor Jim Kenney announced on Tuesday.  The Mechanical Street Cleaning Pilot Program is a groundbreaking investment in streets including a $2.3 million annual investment in street cleaning to reduce...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 4:51pm

Several injured in multiple crashes in Philly Tuesday

Two crashes in Philadelphia left multiple people injured on Tuesday afternoon.  Ten people were injured after several car crashed into a SEPTA bus in Mayfair on Tuesday at about 1:30 p.m.. when two vehicles collided with a SEPTA Route 14 bus near Bustleton Ave and Devereaux Ave.  One...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 5:45pm

SEPTA Key fares expanding Regional Rail service in May

Starting in May, the SEPTA Key is expanding its range for Regional Rail riders.  Monthly TrailPasses will be available on the Key Cards for riders who use Zone 1 and 2 stations starting on April 20. They will be activated on May 1.  Weekly Zone 1 and 2 TrailPasses will be available on...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 1:06pm

Sean Kratz in court for pretrial motions in Bucks County murders

Sean Kratz, the 22-year-old Philadelphia man charged in the 2017 murder of four Bucks County men, was in court Monday for a pretrial hearing. Kratz's cousin, Cosmo DiNardo, pleaded guilty to the four slayings last May and was sentenced to four consecutive life terms in prison. Kratz is accused of...

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 6:13pm

Iconic Atlantic City bakery files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Formica Brothers, the 99-year-old company which makes bread for some of Atlantic City's most famous sandwich shops, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The bankruptcy was forced by two lawsuits filed after workplace accidents, said former owner Frank Formica in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The...

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 3:14pm

Philadelphia mayor calls Trump migrant idea 'disgraceful'

(AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia says President Donald Trump's idea to ship detained migrants to so-called sanctuary cities shows the "contempt" his administration has for basic human dignity.  Jim Kenney says Philadelphia welcomes immigrants and its diversity is what makes it a great city....

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 4:52pm

Telegram announcing President Abraham Lincoln's death is up for sale

(AP) — The handwritten notification of President Abraham Lincoln's death is being offered for sale by a Philadelphia documents dealer.  Nathan Raab, president of the Raab Collection, says the telegram was thought to be lost, and calls it "truly one of our great finds."  It was written...

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:02am

Funeral held for Nick Flacco, hours after slaying suspect arraigned

A funeral was held Thursday for Nick Flacco, the son of a high-ranking Philadelphia police official, hours after a suspect in his shooting death was arraigned. Early Thursday morning, 19-year-old Tyquan "Fats" Atkinson, was charged with murder, criminal conspiracy and firearms offenses. He is...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 5:49pm

Philadelphia to begin issuing municipal photo ID cards

(AP) — Philadelphia will begin its municipal identification program Thursday, allowing homeless people, those living in the country illegally and minors to obtain photo ID cards. The city joins New York, Chicago, San Francisco and several others on offering such cards, which can be used as ID to...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:35am

Lawmakers, rapper Meek Mill urge state probation law changes

State lawmakers, criminal justice reform advocates and rapper Meek Mill joined forces Tuesday to push for an overhaul of Pennsylvania's probation system. House Democratic Whip Jordan Harris said at an event in downtown Philadelphia that he will soon introduce a bill designed to put fewer people on...

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:06pm

Following last year's synagogue massacre, Pittsburgh approves gun restrictions

(AP) - The Pittsburgh City Council gave final approval Tuesday to gun restrictions proposed after last year's synagogue massacre, inviting a legal challenge by gun-rights activists who have long tangled with the city over firearms.  After taking an initial vote last week, the all-Democratic...

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 5:57pm

Cardi B, Travis Scott to headline Jay Z's Made in America

(AP) — Cardi B and Travis Scott are heading to the City of Brotherly Love to headline Jay-Z's annual Made in America festival. Live Nation and Roc Nation announced Tuesday that the festival will return to Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Aug. 31-Sept. 1 for Labor Day weekend. Other...

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 5:02pm

Congestion pricing may come to Philly streets

After New York City approved congestion pricing last week, Philadelphia officials are looking into whether such a policy could be applied to Philly's traffic-choked streets. The city is considering congestion pricing for the first time, watching the process unfold in New York “to see how this can...

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 1:53pm

Chicken restaurant dispute ends with 2 shot, hospitalized

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a dispute at a Philadelphia chicken restaurant ended with two men being shot, including a bystander who wasn't involved in the argument. The shooting occurred around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. The gunman fled the scene but was caught a short time later following a...

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 1:13pm

Wawa in Philly given the green light to sell beer

Beer enthusiasts of the Philly area, rejoice!  Wawa put up big bucks for your beer drinking pleasure.  According to the Philly Patch, their liquor license was approved on Friday. Though it remains a mystery which Wawa was granted the right to sling suds.  Action News Philadelphia...

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 4:04pm

Officials offering $35,000 for info on murder of Philly police official's son

Officials are offering a $35,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of a gunman who shot and killed the son of a Philadelphia Police Department official on Saturday night.  NBC Philadelphia is reporting that Nicholas Flacco, 20, is the son of PPD Chief Inspector of the...

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 12:55pm

Man gets death sentence for rape, murder of 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl

(Reuters) - A jury in suburban Philadelphia sentenced a man to death by lethal injection on Thursday for the rape, murder, and dismemberment of a 14-year-old girl who had lived with him and his girlfriend, the teenager's adoptive mother, authorities said.  Jacob Sullivan, 46, of Quakertown,...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:50pm

Mumps outbreak at Temple University reaches 105 cases

The mumps outbreak at Temple University is now in the triple digits. Officials are reporting 105 cases of the contagious viral disease: 15 confirmed and 87 suspected. All of them are associated with the university, which first reported the outbreak at the end of February with four cases. To stem...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 4:34pm

Philly Dept. of Health warns of potential HIV, hepatitis exposure at Trieu Dental Clinics

The Department of Health is urging patients of the three Trieu Dental Clinic branches in Philadelphia to get tested for HIV, and hepatitis B and C following an investigation that revealed improper sterilization and injection safety practices.  According to CBS Philadelphia, the risk of...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:57pm