Philadelphia

'Pulse' awakens at Dilworth Park

The newest addition to Center City's visual offerings comes from under the ground. "Pulse," a long-promised public art installation of lights tracking city transit as it passes under Dilworth Park, activated its first component on Wednesday night. A four-foot-tall cloud of green mist...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 7:36pm

Heavy rain causes ceiling collapse at a South Philly high school

Just weeks into the new school year, the School District of Philadelphia is having an increasingly tough time. On Tuesday, a South Philly high school shut down early for repairs after the ceiling collapsed due to weeks of heavy rainfall. "The Academy at Palumbo School was impacted by flooding...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 5:47pm

Philly sends first responders to battle Florence

As residents of the Carolinas and Virginia evacuate their homes, bracing for landfall by the now-Category-4 Hurricane Florence, first responders from the Philadelphia area will be joining the fight. Some 80 members of PA-Task Force 1 arrived in South Carolina on Tuesday to assist with preparation...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 4:28pm

Trump honors United 93 at 9/11 ceremony in Shanksville

On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, President Donald Trump visited the United 93 memorial in Shanksville, Penn. and delivered remarks honoring those who lost their lives that day. "On Sept. 11, 2001, a band of brave patriots turned the tide on our nations' enemies and joined the immortal...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:58am

New Shanksville memorial remembers 9/11 heroes who died fighting back

The nation will never forget the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that claimed some 3,000 lives and injured over 6,000 others, and now, 17 years later, the 9/11 memorial in Shanksville, Penn. has found a new way to pay tribute to those lost — the Tower of Voices. The new 93-...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 4:37pm

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