Philadelphia

Judge downgrades Philadelphia ex-cop Ryan Pownall's murder charge

Judge Robert P. Coleman downgraded Philadelphia ex-cop Ryan Pownall’s murder charge from first-degree murder to third-degree murder in the 2017 shooting death of 30-year-old David Jones on Thursday. While Pownall supporters were excited for the small victory, Jones’ advocates were less...

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 3:12pm

Philadelphia Theatre Company: Ready, set, 'Sweat'

“It’s getting real, very real, finally.” Philadelphia Theatre Company's recently-minted producing artistic director Paige Price is talking, on Monday, from the stage of the Suzanne Roberts Theatre on Broad Street, days before the opening of her first play. The regionally-...

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 11:54am

Philadelphia's NAACP accuses SEPTA of discrimination, sexual harassment

SEPTA has come under fire from the Philadelphia branch of the NAACP following allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment. At a press conference held Tuesday at the NAACP’s Nicetown headquarters, former SEPTA employees shared upsetting details of harassment on the job by their...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 5:28pm

Will the real Gritty please stand up?

On home ice, during the first Wells Fargo Center game of the Flyers season against the San Jose Sharks, the newly-minted legend of Gritty — its wild-eyed orange beardo mascot — got blunted by the bludgeoning the Flyers took at the hands and sticks of the Sharks, 8-2....

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:11pm

Philadelphia Navy Yard invaded by sea monster

The Philadelphia Navy Yard is attracting attention with the recent addition of a big purple sea monster exploding from the windows of Building 611. Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, who owns and manages the old Navy Yard and surrounding real estate, hopes to connect with the...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 11:11am

No charges to be filed after Philadelphia Police shoot man in his home

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office says they will not press charges in the shooting death of 59-year-old Ricardo Giddings that took place on August 6. Giddings was shot by officers in his home who were there with the assistance of the SWAT team to arrest his grandson on a weapons...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 5:32pm

SEPTA offers football fans free ride home from Eagles game

SEPTA looked to keep Eagles fans safe with a free ride home from this Sunday’s Eagles vs. Viking game that kicked off at 4:25 pm. In partnership with Jefferson Health, SEPTA gave football fans a ride home free of charge from NRG station between the hours of 6:30 pm. until 10:30 pm. The free...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 4:34pm

Bill Cosby requests new trial, wants out of prison

Bill Cosby is looking to have his conviction and prison sentence overturned after serving just two weeks in Pennsylvania state prison. The former Cosby Show actor had his lawyers file an appeal on Friday asking for a new trial or at the very least a reduced prison sentence due to what Cosby...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 2:30pm

Everything we know right now about The Upside starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston

The Upside, starring Philly native Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston, finally dropped its first trailer and release date after being shelved following the sexual assault allegations of former film studio exec Harvey Weinstein.The film was shot in Philadelphia early last year, shutting down a lot of the...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 12:49pm

Fieri brings Flavortown to Chester casino

“Who doesn’t love going to a casino? Who balks when someone asks, ‘You want to hit Las Vegas?’ Or Atlantic City, for that matter. I love casinos, man. That’s where the action is.” That’s Guy Fieri talking, he being the So Cal-raised, Vegas-trained chef,...

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 7:06pm

The Glow Jack O'Lantern Experience opens at Fairmount Park

The Glow Jack O'Lantern Experience is lighting up Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. The event, celebrating its second year in Philly, opened on Friday with more than 5,000 hand carved pumpkins on display. The pumpkins fill roughly a 1/3 of a mile of the park along with larger than life...

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 12:30pm

Where to find the Philly locations filmed in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the beloved comedy about the most selfish/hilarious group of people owning a bar in South Philadelphia has been a hit for years for a reason. Rob Mcelhenny or Mac on the show grew up in Philadelphia and knows the city's ins and outs. The show may be...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 11:00am

Councilman Allan Domb proposes to reform DROP

Philadelphia's citizens have been complaining about the 'DROP' pension program for city employees that critics say wastes taxpayer dollars. Now, City Councilman Allan Domb wants to do something about it. "We have a Rolls-Royce pension program, but we have a Buick budget,"...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 5:00am

Viking statue turned 'flashpoint' between skinheads and Antifa toppled into Schuylkill River

A 12,000-pound, century-old statue of a Viking explorer along the Schuylkill River that some white supremacists group treat as a totem of their ideology is under repair after it was knocked down overnight. The 7-foot-4-inch tall bronze statue depicting Thorfinn Karlsefni is located next to the...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 3:00pm

The most bizarre moments from Alex Trebek's stint as a debate monitor

With incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf comfortably outpacing GOP challenger state Sen. Scott Wagner in most polls, it looks like Wolf will easily take the race in November. For that reason, the Pennsylvania's race for governor has frankly not been very dramatic, that is until Tuesday night...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 2:55pm

Impact-driven orgs find mobile-app success with Philly startup MilkCrate

Back in 2014, tech whiz Morgan Berman was competing in a "Shark Tank-esque" competition at the Forbes "30 Under 30" summit in Philly to get more funding for MilkCrate, the app she created that connected users to sustainable businesses. Four years later, things have changed...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1:05pm

Trump says US has 'best economy in history' during Philly visit

President Donald Trump came to Philadelphia for a professional convention, and as expected, was met with massive crowds of protesters. Trump was in the city of brotherly love for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Organizers...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 6:37pm

Trump coming to Philly, SEPTA warns of delays

Fresh off announcing his new trade-deal with Mexico and Canada, President Trump will be visiting Philadelphia on Tuesday for a speech, which is expected to draw numerous protesters. Trump will be in Philly to speak at the convention of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), to be...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 12:16pm

Stormy Daniels story told in Philly artist's comic book

In today’s “Full Disclosure” from porn star-turned-political fire-stormer-turned-author Stormy Daniels, the controversial autobiographer writes about the salacious details behind her time (and his crimes?) with pre-President Donald J. Trump. That their brief affair (a one-night...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 2:51pm

Puerto Rican Day Parade brings thousands together in Philadelphia (photos)

Now in its 56th year, downtown Philly was filled with thousands of spectators celebrating the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. 'Rebirth' the theme of Puerto Rican Day Parade This year’s theme was the “rebirth of Puerto Rico,” a tribute to those who lost their lives to...

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 4:46pm