Sarah Anne Luoma

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NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade spectators spotlight island's lagging recovery post Hurricane Maria

In one of New York City’s largest annual parades, thousands of spectators took to the streets to celebrate National Puerto Rican Day on Sunday in Manhattan on Fifth Avenue. This year’s 61st annual celebration was unlike any other with spectators looking to celebrate their heritage and...

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 2:33 PM

Gunmen opens fire in North Philadelphia crowd injuring 5

North Philadelphia Police are investigating a shooting on Saturday night that left 4 adults and 1 child injured.  According to eyewitnesses and those injured in the Philly shooting, at least four gunmen shot into a crowd of people on June 9 around 11 p.m. “Everybody was just outside...

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 1:10 PM

Philadelphia Police enforce summer curfew for youth

With the summer months about to begin, Philadelphia Police have reinstated a city-wide curfew for minors. A curfew for Philly youth was put back in place this past Friday, June 8 with a focus on the South Street corridor. A location that has become a hot bed of crime and violence over the years...

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 11:32 AM

Boston Pride parade 2018 (photos)

The highlight of this year’s Pride festivities was once again City Hall’s extensive parade that kicked off at Copley Square at noon with the parade route finishing at Government Center. Attendees gathered on the side of city streets cheering with excitement as more than 300 groups of...

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 5:19 PM

Rapper Chief Keef reportedly shot at in front of Times Square hotel

Shots rang out in the early morning hours on Saturday in New York’s Times Square. Rapper Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Farrelle Cozart, was the reportedly the target of those bullets that missed the Chicago native, striking the sign of the W Hotel instead. The W Hotel is located near...

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 4:26 PM

Manhattan bar fight leads to one stabbed, four injured

A New York City bar in Manhattan was evacuated after a man with a knife left five people injured late Friday night. Turtle Bay Bar, located at 2nd Avenue near East 52nd Street, was seen escorting patrons out around 1 a.m. after a man slashed four people and stabbed one inside their bar. A man...

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 2:53 PM

Gun scare at Philadelphia public school, three students in police custody

Three Philly teens where brought into police custody late Thursday after a gun scare at a Philadelphia public school caused a lock down. Around 9:50 a.m. on Thursday, the mother of a student phoned the Tanner Duckrey School in North Philadelphia to inform school officials that she noticed her gun...

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 1:33 PM

Governors Ball 2018 kicks off with epic musical performances

The 2018 Governors Ball in New York’s Randalls Island Park kicked off its three-day music event on June 1 with some major talent. Headliner Post Malone performed an evening set on Day One, getting the crowd wild and excited with his well-known tracks; Too Young, Beerbongs & Bentleys, No...

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 11:57 AM

Philadelphia woman punched in head by police on NJ beach

The police department of Wildwood, New Jersey is investigating the violent arrest of a Philadelphia woman who was punched in the head by a police officer on a New Jersey beach over the holiday weekend. In the arrest video that has gone viral, an officer is seen on top of Emily Weinman after...

Monday, May 28, 2018, 3:16 PM

Philadelphia Police shut-down Graffiti Pier

Graffiti Pier, the popular hot spot for graffiti artists, fisherman and picnickers has been shut down by Philadelphia Police following a rise in crime and safety concerns. The popular Pier 124, located along the Delaware River, was once in operation prior to 1991 as a place where coal was...

Monday, May 28, 2018, 1:46 PM

MTA bus kills 7-year-old boy in Bronx

An MTA bus struck and killed a 7-year-old boy in the Bronx on Saturday morning. Local police are now investigating the tragic accident that occurred around 3:30 p.m. The young boy, who has been identified as Shevon Bethea of Brooklyn, was hit by the bus on East 184th Street and Webster Avenue in...

Monday, May 28, 2018, 10:33 AM

Boston unveils renderings of Marathon Bombing Memorial sculptures

The City of Boston has unveiled renderings of sculptures they plan to resurrect in honor of the Boston Marathon Bombings and its victims. The two sculptures are scheduled to be resurrected by 2020. Sculptor Pablo Eduardo has been commissioned by the city to create the memorials that will be placed...

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 2:32 PM

NYPD adds new boat to combat terrorism

The New York City Police Department is taking added measures in the war on terrorism with their new catamaran that helps perform radiation sweeps. The Counter Terrorism Maritime Unit has purchased and launched a 47-foot vessel just in time for Fleet Week, a time when the naval vessels are docked...

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 12:24 PM

Philadelphia Police search for suspect in sledgehammer attack road rage video

Philadelphia Police have posted a violent video online of a man attacking another with a sledgehammer. The road rage video footage was captured via CCTV in an office building parking lot of the 2700 block of Luzerne Street in Port Richmond, Philadelphia this past Tuesday. The incident appears to...

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10:36 AM

Braintree parent brought gun to school prompting lock down

A Braintree parent who brought a handgun into Ross Elementary School on Friday prompted the school to go into lock down. The 36-year-old parent, Matthew Vacher of Braintree, entered the school that is located on Hawyard Street shortly before 11 a.m. with a gun that was improperly secured in a back...

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 6:02 PM

Philadelphia kindergartner finds bag of cocaine in classmate's backpack

A six-year-old kindergartner from the Mastery Charter's Hardy Williams Elementary School located in Southwest Philadelphia found a bag of cocaine in a fellow classmate's backpack on Wednesday and mistook the drugs for sugar. The young girl found the drugs in the bag of a young boy while...

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 2:24 PM

The cutest photos from the Royal Wedding

It’s official! Suits actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have tied the knot, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the early morning of May 19. After meeting on a blind date back in July 2016, the royal couple exchanged vows at St. George’s Chapel in front of 600 guests that...

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 11:58 AM

Philadelphia teen charged with double murder near Temple University

Philadelphia police have arrested and identified the individial responsible for opening fire at a house party last weekend in North Philadelphia shortly after midnight on Saturday, May 5. A 19-year-old teen male has been charged in the murder of two people and the injury of several others who were...

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 4:01 PM

NBC picks up Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 6, cast thanks fans

Following the devasting news of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's cancellation on Thursday by Fox due to low ratings, NBC has saved the comedy series.    NBC announced its decision late Friday, May 11 after Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans expressed their disappointment over the loss of the show starring...

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 1:58 PM

Pennsylvania woman finds kidney donor through Twitter

Stefani Jones of Collegeville, Pennsylvania has found a kidney donor in the most unlikely of places - social media. Jones, who is currently in renal failure due to a renal disease, has been waiting for the vital organ for the last two years on a list that is six years long. "Dialysis every...

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 11:55 AM