Philadelphia

PA's top court lets some clerics in Catholic sex-abuse report stay hidden

Hundreds of priests, clergy and other Catholic church officials were outed earlier this year by a Pennsylvania investigatory grand jury report released by Attorney General Josh Shapiro. The report was released in August after weeks of delay pending legal objections from some of those named in the...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 2:47pm

PFAS water contamination concerns aired at state hearing

Roughly two years ago, watersheds in the suburbs of Philadelphia were revealed to have been contaminated with potentially dangerous plastic compounds known as PFAS. Water taps in places like Horsham, Warminster and Warrington townships tested positive for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:56am

Second alleged Antifa member is charged with assaulting U.S. Marine reservists in Philly

Another Philadelphia man who is believed to be active in the Antifa movement has turned themselves in to face charges related to an alleged assault and robbery near the 'We the People' rally in Old City on Nov. 17. Thomas Massey, 32, of West Philadelphia, surrendered on Nov. 28 to face...

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 11:49am

Marc Lamont Hill fired by CNN after UN speech on Palestine

Philly native and Temple professor local Marc Lamont Hill just celebrated the one-year anniversary of the opening of Uncle Bobbies' Books and Coffee on Nov. 27, the Germantown coffee shop and bookstore that is a tribute to black-owned bookstores he frequented during his youth and his inspiring...

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 11:30am

No charges against Atlantic City mayor, Councilman for fight

Weeks after Frank Gilliam, mayor of rising Jersey Shore destination Atlantic City, was first seen sporting a black eye from a punch-up with a fellow city politician outside the Golden Nugget Casino, prosecutors have announced that he will not be charged. "The Cape May County Prosecutor’...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:47am

Jury awards $4.5 million to Philly twins for spankings in Lancaster foster home

A Court of Common Pleas jury recently awarded a $4.5 million verdict in the case of two young twins from Philadelphia who were spanked repeatedly over three years while living in a foster home in a predominantly Mennonite section of Lancaster County. "This is a landmark decision," said...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 8:02pm

Philly Antifa member in custody following attacks against U.S. Marinereservists

As hundreds of leftist-aligned protesters gathered outside a small rally held by a conservative/libertarian group in Old City on Nov. 15, blocks away from the main event, a group of U.S. Marine Reservists alleged that they were attacked and robbed by a group of males who called them "Nazis...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 6:36pm

With appeal rejected, Pennsylvania's former top prosecutor heads to prison.

Two years after disgraced former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced to prison for leaking confidential grand jury documents, she is now expected to finally begin her prison sentence. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on Monday rejected Kane's last legal appeal of the...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 8:15pm

Heavy rains cause severe flooding throughout the Philly region

Philadelphia was hit with yet another storm front just days after Thanksgiving, as the National Weather Service issued a flash flood advisory. What started as a mere trickle in the early morning hours grew into a steady, relentless deluge that soaked pedestrians, created dangerous road conditions...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 6:51pm

Pennsylvania gaming heats up with casinos expanding statewide

The next two weeks should prove interesting for Pennsylvania casino gaming watchers. First, there’s concrete news and movement with the long-awaited second Philly casino – Philly Live! Hotel & Casino at the former Holiday Inn at 900 Packer Avenue – now that Baltimore’s...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 2:41pm

Mt. Airy Nexus co-working space creates 'aura of fun at work'

The Northwest Philly neighborhood of Mt. Airy is a leafy green gem along the Wissahickon, a diverse and relatively quiet neighborhood within a maze of winding hilly streets. Near Carpenter and Greene streets in Mt. Airy, where small local businesses flourish in an outcropping known to some locals...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:45am

Philly family braces for Thanksgiving after fire guts home

A Philly family is counting their blessings to have survived a recent fire at their Mayfair home, but bracing for a Thanksgiving marred by the recent conflagration. Philly mom Yvonne Smith, who survived the Nov. 2 blaze at her Mayfair home along with her 17-year-old son by making a near-miraculous...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 5:47pm

Exchange student who threatened to shoot up school deported

A Taiwanese foreign exchange student who was arrested after threatening to "shoot up" his Philly-area school agreed to be deported at his sentencing hearing in federal court. Under the agreement, An-Tso Sun, 18, aka Edward Sun, who was arrested in March after a tipster alerted...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 2:36pm

Political groups clash in Old City during protests in Philadelphia (photos)

What started out as a small protest by a conservative political group on Saturday in Philadelphia led to an officer being punched, several arrested and numerous scuffles after those with opposing political views began a counter protest. The initial protest, named the "We the People Rally...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 8:56am

Glenside man charged for assaulting Philly cop at 'We the People' rally

Philly protesters showed up in force to oppose what was touted on social media as an alleged white-nationalist rally in Philadelphia purportedly organized by the "Proud Boys." Now, some of them are fundraising to support a Jewish man who was misidentified as a "Nazi" and beaten...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 8:51am

Turkey Day served ice cold in Philly

Winter seems to be coming hard and fast this year, as was evidenced by last week's snowstorm, which snarled commutes and was most known for the mysterious snow camel that popped up by a local highway. While the heavier-than-expected snowfall is what made the Nov. 15 storm so difficult, this...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 5:46pm

Ex-veterinarian who allegedly 'debarked' Lancaster dogs arrested

Months after the PSPCA's Humane Law Enforcement team discovered illegally 'debarked' dogs in Lancaster County, they say the person responsible is in police custody on charges of animal cruelty.  Denise Felling, 55, of Iowa County, Iowa, was taken into custody by the Iowa County...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 12:07pm

'Snow camel' home safe after being caught off-road during storm

It was like a fable from 'One Thousand and One Nights,' the famous Arabian folktale: while an unexpectedly harsh winter storm trapped motorists and stranded commuters in the Pennsylvania region, here comes a camel, doing better than most humans and cars in the tough climate. There was some...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 3:07pm

GoFundMe to help a down-on-his-luck veteran was a ruse, prosecutors say

Perhaps you've heard this one before: A couple of conmen devise a scam, then turn on each other, and all end up busted. It's a tale as old as time, but in 2018, there are a few notable updates that makes the familiar irrepressible ability of scammers to find new ways to cheat people newly...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:31pm

First ice and snow of the winter coming to Philly

Winter is coming. Forecasters are predicting a heavy downpour beginning Thursday and running through Friday that will range from snow and sleet to freezing rain. "The first winter storm of the season is likely to impact our area Thursday through Friday," meteorologists with the National...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 5:30pm