Philadelphia

Tenants removed over hazards at infamous Germantown developer's formerproperty

When city agencies foreclosed earlier this year on loans for affordable housing units in Germantown tied to disgraced developer Emanuel Freeman, neighbors hailed it as a turning point. But months later, some of the tenants who were hoping for positive change are instead getting kicked out as living...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:36am

Cleanup underway, more rain possible after flooding in Philly and South Jersey

Streets were flooded, homes and businesses were soaked, and some people even had to be rescued from their cars around the Philadelphia area due to heavy rains walloping the region. In Delaware County, crowded streets were flooded and cars were washed away. In South Jersey, entire neighborhoods...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 8:53am

Pennsylvania authorities exhume bodies in hopes of solving Philly cold cases

Local law enforcement authorities in Pennsylvania are working to solve several Philly cold cases. On Wednesday, workers were seen digging to exhume seven coffins in Potter’s Field located in North Philadelphia in the hopes that local detectives can find answers to cases they have been trying...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:45pm

Meet Dallas, the pit bull saved from a Canadian dogfighting ring to get K-9 training

A pit bull who has led a precarious life for years – discovered in a massive Canadian dogfighting ring, scheduled for execution by animal welfare authorities and then freed by court order – is now on the way to a very unexpected second act: K-9 police dog training in the Philly area...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:17pm

SEPTA Airport Line down through August

The SEPTA Airport Line Regional Rail train is not currently running, and other heavily-used trains in Southwest Philly are affected as well due to repairs currently in progress. “The Southwest Connection Improvement Program was made possible, thanks to Pennsylvania Act 89, which provides...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 5:05pm

Philly Free Streets to take over miles of North Broad Street

Philly Free Streets, Philadelphia's roaming car-free holiday, is set to return this week along four miles of North Broad Street. Overall creating an eight-mile round trip for avid walkers, Broad will be closed from City Hall up past Erie Avenue to Butler Street – open only to pedestrians...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 4:46pm

Get a glimpse of a million dollar penny and other rare coinage in Philly

Some $1 billion worth of rare coins and old paper money will be on display in Philly at the World's Fair of Money next week. That includes a million dollar penny, a rare 1943 Lincoln cent, ancient Greek coins and a 1794-made silver dollar worth an estimated $2.75 million. It will all be on...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 1:51pm

New breast milk depots open in Philly area

For women who are either in need of or looking to donate breast milk, new breast milk depots recently opened in the Philadelphia area allow for safe, convenient donations and pick-ups. The depots were opened by the Mid-Atlantic Mothers’ Milk Bank (MAMMB) at three locations: Lifecycle...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 3:06pm

Krasner slaps down hundreds of marijuana-buying cases

Marijuana cases are being thrown out more frequently in Philadelphia under District Attorney Larry Krasner’s policy telling prosecutors to decline most marijuana-related charges. Since Krasner took office, Philadelphia prosecutors have declined to prosecute 293 cases of buying marijuana,...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 8:55am

7-year-old girl killed by father in murder-suicide

The 41-year-old man who killed his 7-year-old daughter and himself in a Manayunk home had a violent past and was involved in a custody battle with his ex-wife, reports say. Kayden Mancuso, 7, who lived with her mother, step-father and siblings in Lower Makefield where she was a student in the...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:08pm

'Tragedy:' Philly cop shot by confused homeowner, who is killed by return fire

A Philly homeowner who didn't hear a SWAT team knocking on his door shot police officer Jaison Potts in the face while "defending his home," and was himself shot fatally on Monday, according to investigators. "This is an all-out, absolute tragedy, all the way around,"...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 5:40pm

City Winery to open in Philadelphia's Fashion District

It was announced on Thursday that City Winery will open in Philadelphia’s Fashion District. The New York-based company plans to bring its unique venue that celebrates great wines, delicious food and a love for music to the people of Philly. City Winery to open in Philadelphia For years...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 5:35pm

Philly block parties must now be approved by police

Philly block parties must now be approved by police. Residents looking to throw a block party must get permission from their local police district and the Streets Department, leaving many angered by the new policy. Prior to the change in policy, a resident looking to throw a block party was...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 5:34pm

Philly heat wave brings 100-degree temps

The dog days of August are here, and the Philly heat is rising. Philadelphia has been through the wringer as summer moves from July to August, with weather systems alternating rapidly between intense humidity and heavy downpours and locals not knowing what to expect. This week, intense Philly...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 4:41pm

Breeders who hung sick dogs plead guilty, PSPCA says

A Chester County couple pled guilty to charges stemming from the hanging of two dogs at their kennel earlier this year, and are both now banned from owning animals for several years, the PSPCA announced on Monday. John and Elizabeth "Betty" Stoltzfus, of Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, were...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 12:40pm

Good, bad & ugly: Trump's Atlantic City

Like it or not, one man who’s left an indelible mark on Atlantic City is Donald Trump From his time operating Trump’s World’s Fair, to Harrah’s at Trump Plaza (eventually becoming Trump Plaza before 1984’s end) to Trump Taj Mahal, to Trump Castle, to Trump Marina...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 10:39am

Black activist marches to DC with one demand: 'Stop Killing Us'

Jamal Johnson, 61, a Philadelphia native and U.S. Marine with 10 years in the service, is spending his August walking on foot from New Jersey to Washington D.C. with one, simple demand: "stop killing us." It may be short and simple, but it is still painfully necessary. As national...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 6:02pm

Long-awaited Wayne Junction trolley car diner arrives in Philly

Wayne's World marked a major milestone in its redevelopment on Friday, when a vintage trolley car diner was delivered from Connecticut to a site near Wayne Junction, set to open by next spring as a new diner for the area. "The old Wayne Junction diner was demolished in the early '90s...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 5:48pm

Group of boys take responsibility for hung black baby doll over historic cemetery

A plastic black baby doll found hanging over the site of a recently rediscovered historic African American graveyard was quickly denounced as hate crime and even blamed on President Trump. But a group of preteen black and white boys has reportedly come forward to take responsibility for hanging the...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 12:59pm

Charges in Rittenhouse Square murder reduced, supporters post bail

The suspect in the Rittenhouse Square murder posted bail and was expected to be released Wednesday after a judge agreed to reduce charges based on evidence the slaying was in self-defense. DA Larry Krasner's office withdrew first-degree murder charges against Michael White, 21, in the July 12...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 7:08pm