Philadelphia

Philly in path of intensifying hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is the storm everyone’s talking about – and for good reason. The storm is expected to double the amount of rain ever seen with an East Coast hurricane. The Philadelphia region has already been battered by record-breaking heat, torrential downpours, and surprisingly...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 1:27pm

Philly Naked Bike Ride celebrates nudity despite rain

Cyclists rode wild and free this past Saturday for the 10th annual Philly Naked Bike Ride. Held on Sept. 8, 2018, riders gathered on Kelly Drive at Glendinning Rock Garden for body-painting and morale building before taking the streets in a long, unbroken chain of nude humanity riding...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 11:54am

Warning about counterfeit money making its way through Philadelphia

State officials are warning business owners and residents about counterfeit money that has been discovered circulating through Philadelphia. Secret Service Agent Al Feaster of Philadelphia spoke to Action News about the recent surge in fake cash. "Counterfeit is very widespread and it's...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 4:35pm

Another Chelsea Morning in Atlantic City

Two brand-new casino/hotels and the wealth of good feeling and enterprise that came with them, an unprecedented, upcoming university along with shoreline, and scores of anti-Gretchen Carlson posters — these are but some of the defining elements of the See-You-in-September summer in Atlantic...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 2:11pm

Gosnell movie on infamous abortion doctor to hit theaters

The story of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a West Philly abortionist currently serving life for the murders of three viable infants, will soon be hitting theaters nationwide, and the film's release is not without controversy. "What he was doing was just beyond absurd," said former Philly...

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 9:46am

Miss America pageant nixes swimsuits, gowns in #MeToo era, and insiders are pissed

When Sunday night’s Miss America 2019 Pageant unfurls, live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, it’s going to be a far messier affair than it started out as 98 years ago. It’s not even really going to be called a pageant anymore, but rather a competition. Why? Read on. The...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:39am

Dairy cows rescued from Tinicum farm

It's a MOO-racle! Eight dairy cows that were allegedly kept in substandard conditions at a dairy farm in Tinicum, just outside Philadelphia, have been rescued by the local animal welfare society. The Bucks County SPCA announced on Wednesday they removed eight emaciated cows, all of which were...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:11am

Fraternity houses to be banned from serving hard alcohol nationwide

Fraternities in both the US and Canada will soon be banned from serving hard alcohol. The North-American Interfraternity Conference voted on August 27 and in a "near-unanimous vote,” agreed upon the new policy that will take effect by September 1, 2019. The ban will prohibit all 66...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 5:52pm

Two more immigrant families take sanctuary in Philadelphia

Yet again, immigrant families facing deportation have taken sanctuary in Philadelphia-area churches in direct defiance of federal authorities. But this time, it's a little different: two families, from two nations, both with parents facing deportation, have taken refuge together in a Germantown...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 4:53pm

How to catch free trains to the Eagles stadium this Thursday

If you're catching the Philadelphia Eagles' home opener against Atlanta on Thursday, getting there won't cost you a dime. The Broad Street Line will be free all day on Thursday, Sept. 6, in honor of the Super Bowl LII champs' first regular season game. Miller Lite and Muller Inc....

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 9:29am

First Philly cop will face homicide charges in 20 years for dirt-biker's shooting

One of the highest-profile fatal police shootings in recent Philadelphia history will lead to the first murder charges against a Philly cop in two decades, who as of press-time was  awaiting arraignment and expected to be held without bail. Ryan Pownall, a white ex-Philly cop who was fired in...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 3:21pm

What to know about Thursday’s NFL kickoff celebration in Philly

The Philadelphia Eagles have been bathed in glory since their epic Super Bowl LII victory over the New England Patriots back in January. Now the Birds are gearing up to do it all again and go for another potential Lombardi Trophy. Whether or not the squad can make it this year remains to be seen,...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 2:34pm

Exploring Philadelphia's hidden gems with writer Natalie Pompilio

Most Temple University students crossing Pollett Walk probably don't notice the low stone wall that rests along the west side of Broad Street. But as writer Natalie Pompilio sees it, it's the last surviving sign that thousands of students are walking every day over what was once the final...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 1:40pm

PECO returns $30 from Trump tax cuts to residential customers

Not a fan of President Trump? Maybe this will change your mind: PECO customers are getting a $30 rebate thanks to tax cuts Trump implemented. Well, that might not be enough to change minds about the 45th president of the U.S. But it is a positive part of the financial news related to the 2017 Tax...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 12:11pm

Free rides start on Regional Rail for SEPTA Key-toting seniors

Riding on SEPTA for senior citizens is already a pretty sweet deal: you can get on any transit for free with valid ID – buses, trolleys, the subway, the el. It's one of the many perks you get for being 65 or older (discounted movie tickets, Social Security checks, and a multitude of other...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 11:27am

Philly homicide detective off street for alleged racist letter over ribs

There have been 218 homicides so far this year in Philadelphia, a nine-percent increase over this time last year, and a rash of recent killings of teenagers and young people over the summer. But the scandal currently roiling the detectives in the Philly Police Department's Homicide Unit is...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 1:48pm

Eagles Super Bowl Champ, 'Black-ish' writer indicted on insider trading charges

Former Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl champ Mychal Kendricks was indicted on insider trading after allegedly being tipped off by an investment banker who wrote for the show "Black-ish." Kendricks, 27, currently a linebacker for the Cleveland Browns and resident of Fresno, California, and...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 9:54am

Arrest made in murder of Playboy model in Philly suburbs

Police said on Wednesday the man they say strangled a model to death inside her Lower Merion apartment last week was arrested in Pittsburgh. Christina Carlin-Kraft, 36, a model who was featured in Playboy, Maxim, Vanity Fair and Victoria's Secret, was found dead from ligature strangulation on...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 5:46pm

Heat wave leads to early closures at Philly schools

Update: On Wednesday, Aug. 29, the School District announced the early closures will continue on Thursday, Aug. 30, with schools closing at 1 p.m. and after-school activities canceled. All employees will work a normal schedule.  "Temperatures are forecasted to be above 90 degrees again...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 3:43pm

Pope Francis, Vatican covered up sex abuse in church, former archbishop says

The fall-out from the Pennsylvania grand jury report documenting decades of sexual abuse within the Catholic church continued as critics are now blaming the Vatican and even beloved Pope Francis for possibly participating in covering up the sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy....

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 4:33pm