Philadelphia

New addiction med could turn the tide of opioid epidemic, doc says

In Philadelphia in 2018, where the epidemic of opioid addiction and related overdoses have spiked in recent years to claim thousands of lives, new medical advances may be bringing doctors closer to finding drugs that can break the hold of what many describe as one the most powerful chemical...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 5:03am

Philadelphia DA charges suspect in SEPTA sex assault of teenager

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has officially charged a 23-year-old man in the sexual assault of a teenager at a SEPTA train station earlier this week. According to 6 ABC, David Smith of Philadelphia was brought to the police station on Wednesday evening. He was picked up by...

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 1:41pm

Arrest of Philly 14-year-old at zoo sparks controversy, prompts police investigation

The Philadelphia Police have opened an investigation into the arrest of a 14-year-old. The teen boy was taken into custody at the Philadelphia Zoo leaving many to question if his arrest was warranted. Video footage of the teen’s arrest shows him being taken in by two Philadelphia Police...

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 10:37am

Occupy ICE protesters move camp to Philadelphia City Hall

Occupy ICE protesters set up a new camp at Philadelphia City Hall overnight Thursday in protest of the Trump administration's stance on immigration and use of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, ICE.   The two dozen Occupy ICE protesters are demonstrating against the ICE...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:30am

July 4 shooting critically injures off-duty Philly cop

Philadelphia police are searching for suspects in a July 4 shooting in the Elmwood section of Southwestern Philadelphia that killed one man and left another, an off-duty cop, critically injured. Officers responded to a call for a person shot on the 7000 block of Buist Avenue, where an Independence...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:45pm

How long will it take to repair Center City water main break?

The Center City water main break that unleashed 15 million gallons of water on city streets Tuesday may continue to impact Philaelphians for months to come. A Philadelphia Water Department spokesman said Thursday that the intersection of Sansom and Juniper Streets will continue to be closed while...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 12:05pm

Philly Starbucks barista accused of mocking a customer's stutter

It's been less than three months since coffee giant Starbucks came under fire for calling the police on two black patrons who were sitting in one of its Philadelphia coffee shops waiting for a friend. Now, a Philly Starbucks is again being called out for poor treatment of one of their customers...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:39am

Want to Ride a Bike With Your Kids This Summer? Read This First

While serving as a plus-one at a cocktail party a couple years ago, a cordial conversation with the host became less so when the topic moved to bicycling in Philadelphia. New in town, he and his family had just recently bought a condo in Northern Liberties. And he couldn’t believe how many...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 5:02am

ICE protest in Philly ends with 29 arrested

A protest against ICE and the current immigration policies ended with 29 people arrested in Philadelphia’s Center City on Tuesday evening. On Monday afternoon, protesters gathered outside of Philly’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Offices. The start of their protest was...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 9:44am

Water main break mucks up Center City

A massive water main broke in the early morning hours Tuesday, causing 15 million gallons of water to gush into Center City streets, mucking up traffic and killing power to hundreds in the midst of a heat wave. Streets were starting to dry out around noon, but city officials said it would take...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 12:59pm

N.A. Poe rolls up a (sandwich) joint

Two and a half months after being sentenced to four years’ probation and 100 hours of community service for a 2017 felony pot bust during one of his famed "Philly Smoke Sessions" marijuana markets, local weed activist and pot patron saint N.A. Poe is surprisingly and refreshingly...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 5:00am

New Parkside Bike Lanes Can Get Even Better with the State Government’s Help

A new two-way, partially-protected bike lane was recently installed on Parkside Avenue in West Philadelphia, creating a more organized street, safer for bicycling and walking in that section of the city. The project, which runs from 52nd Street to Girard Avenue, not only creates new, better...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 4:37pm

Philly school's old library reborn as STEM-centered 'Makerspace'

Kids don't learn in the same ways they used to, and to catch up with the times, C.C.A. Baldi Middle School got updated on Tuesday with a brand-new STEM-focused "Makerspace," thanks to school staff, a sponsorship from AbbVie pharmaceuticals and the Heart of America Foundation. The...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 4:32pm

'That's not me:' Liberian chemist can't get justice after wrongful arrest in Philly

Vickson Korlewala went out of his West Philadelphia home near 55th and Market streets on April 2, 2014, planning to drive to pay off some utility bills. But after just driving a few blocks, he saw a police cruiser flash its lights behind him, and pulled over. When police officers came up to his...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 4:29pm

Philadelphia police search for driver in hit-and-run of 5-year-old boy

A candlelight vigil was held Saturday night for a 5-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Friday.  Moy was playing outside around 4 p.m. when he was hit by a car on the 5000 block of Irving Street in West Philadelphia. Neighbors who heard the incident...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 4:24pm

Ocean Resort Casino: A good deal, a great future, and some real personality

There are two things that Ocean Resort Casino owner Bruce Deifik – the Colorado-based real estate developer who bought Atlantic City’s famed Revel property earlier this year for $200 million – says he will do when he meets you on June 28, the opening date of his new hotel and...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 4:12pm

Man who plotted Labor Day attack in Philly arrested: FBI

The FBI has arrested a man who it said planned to bomb Fourth of July and Labor Day celebrations in Cleveland and Philadelphia and then stand by and watch “it go off,” federal officials said on Monday.  Demetrius Pitts, 48, of Ohio, who had expressed allegiance to the al Qaeda...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 1:53pm

Port of Philly drug bust leads to seizure of $1.7 million worth of fentanyl

Drug-sniffing dogs with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency recently discovered 110 pounds of the highly addictive and notoriously deadly drug, fentanyl, officers said.  The fentanyl, which has an estimated street value of $1.7 million, was discovered last week during a...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 12:04pm

Philly heat wave rages on through July 4 week

The first major heat wave of the 2018 summer season is not backing down just yet, with a heat index of up to 105 degrees in Southeastern Pennsylvania prompting an "excessive heat warning" on Monday.  Philly started really sweltering on Friday, with temperatures reaching the high 90s...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 11:35am

Emergency funding for lead paint, asbestos in Philly schools

Looking around a kindergarten classroom at Roosevelt Elementary School in Germantown where peeling lead paint had been discovered, state Sen. Vincent Hughes asked the question on everyone’s mind. “You’re going to fix all this in two months?” he asked. In fact, the answer...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 7:03pm