Dan Kelley

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Video shows persons of interest in brutal beating death outside Philly nightclub

Philadelphia Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two men seen leaving a Philadelphia club shortly before a savage beating that led to one man's death.Police describe the pair as persons of interest in the death ofAntonio Bautista Guzman, 22, of Ridley Park. He was beaten after...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 8:25 PM

Philly man impersonated ATF agent at Amtrak crash site: Feds

Federal prosecutors have charged a man with impersonating an ATF agent at the site of the May 2015 derailment of an Amtrak train in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.Michael Alvaro, 37, is charged with impersonating a federal law enforcement officer, conducting a search while impersonating an...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 3:45 AM

Jawn - it's the new 'Yo'

Call it “jawn’s” big moment.Or, if you’re more comfortable with Philly slang, “jawn’s” jawn.Creed, the newest installment of the Rocky franchise, gives this particular piece of Philly slang a big shout out, possibly doing for it what the original did for “Yo.”“Creed might be the movie that...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 3:30 AM

At the first stop on Kenney's listening tour, schools dominate discussion

Want to bend the new mayor’s ear?You’ve got a few chances this week.Mayor-elect Jim Kenney is holding a series of town halls every night this week to feel the pulse of the city.Hundreds of people turned out for a one-hour event at Central High Monday night, and if the rest of them go the same way,...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 8:46 PM

Son of infamous abortion doc gets one to two years for home invasion

Barron Alexander, the son of “House of Horrors” abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, told a judge on Monday that to this day, he still doesn’t know why he burglarized the home of three neighbors, but he said his father’s conviction for murder might have had something to do with it.“It slowly broke me...

Monday, November 30, 2015, 10:58 PM

Police seek suspect in possible bank abduction

Philadelphia police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who may haveabducted a customer at a bankin the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia.The incident happened at 4:45 p.m.Tuesday at a Wells Fargo bank on the 6600 block of Castor Avenue.Another man in the bank punched the victim...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 9:45 PM

For some, Black Friday is a day in the park

Vince Galet knows where he won’t be on Black Friday.“I just know I won’t be shopping,” he said.Galet, a hot-air balloon hobbyist, is planning on letting the winds take him wherever they may.He’s taking part in what’s been billed as Opt-Outside, a movement of folks who want to encourage people to...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 5:30 PM

Thanksgiving hazards for pets

Thanksgiving — it can be dangerous for animals, and we’re not just talking about turkeys.So says Dr. Kenneth Drobatz, Chief of the Emergency Service at Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital, who advises dog owners against the impulse to share scraps with Fido.“They don’t tolerate dietary changes the way humans...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 4:53 AM

DOJ won't investigate Fattah's grand jury claims

One arm of the Justice Department will not investigate a claim by Chaka FattahJr. that prosecutors leakedgrand jury details about him.But another arm of the department is examining claims over Fattah’s ability to defend himself in court after an FBI agent Richard Haag leaked information about a...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 4:11 AM

Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market showcases local artisans

Philly-based artisans are hoping a craft fair on Dilworth Plaza will give their businesses the visibility they need, and boost the bottom line.“This is two fold. It’s sales and marketing,” said Samantha Slade, the operations manager for Tradestone Confections, which is selling its luxe chocolates...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 2:31 AM

Three Philly prosecutors get sensitivity training

Three prosecutors embroiled in a controversy over pornographic emails have received sensitivity training, along with supervisors and other staff members,the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said Monday.The training, was brought on by a festering scandal over racist, pornographic and...

Monday, November 23, 2015, 10:44 PM

For women in weed business, the sky is the limit

In an upstairs bar in Philadelphia’s Headhouse Square neighborhood in early November, Stephanie Thomas stood in front of a group of roughly two dozen with a simple message.“This industry is never going to be this small again,” Thomas said.She was talking about the marijuana industry. And in the...

Monday, November 23, 2015, 3:30 PM

Trump, under fire, gets flack from Muslim U.S. Marine

A U.S. Marine's online retort to Republican presidential candidate DonalTrumphas drawn a tsunami of support by people outraged at comments he made during an NBC interview.Trump, interviewed by NBC News after a campaign appearance in Iowa on Thursday night, was asked if there should be a database to...

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 1:41 AM

Philly funeral director arrested for abuse of corpse

Philadelphia Police have arrested a 72-year-old funeral home director for leaving bodies to rot in a garage in North Philly in the heat of summer.Janet Powell-Dailey, of the 5500 block of Wissahickon Avenue, was charged with corpse abuse in the grizzly case.Back in August,Police were called to the...

Friday, November 20, 2015, 9:07 PM

In 'Rocky' update, dirt bikes get a prominent role on Philly streets

In the famous training montage of the 1979 film Rocky II, Sylvester Stallone’s character runs through Philadelphia, followed by a mob of kids cheering him on.The running scenes have become a staple of the franchise, a set of films that has become a kind of reflection on life in Philadelphia.Fast...

Friday, November 20, 2015, 8:27 PM

Nutter signs gender neutral bathroom bill

Mayor Michael Nutter on Thursday signed a new bill that makes single occupancy bathrooms gender neutral.The bill, whichapplies to public bathrooms that fit only one person, was designed to prevent people from challenging transgender individuals from using the facilities that they associate with...

Friday, November 20, 2015, 3:27 AM

Meet the young Philadelphians who actually want to be cops

When William McGuckin, started in the Philadelphia Police Department’s Explorer Cadet program, he wasn’t sure he wanted to be a cop.There were times as a teenager whenMcGuckin, now 21,spent all day directing traffic in sub-freezing temperatures. And the organizers of the program were quick to tell...

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 3:30 PM

Stay or go? New Pew study looks at Philly attitudes

Do you see the city as underappreciated? Would it be easy for you to leave? Is Philadelphia a place with more than its share of problems? Do you think you may live her for the rest of your life?How people answer those questions may go a long way to describing your attitudes about the city that...

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 2:31 AM

Nutter highlights security at Philly marathon

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter sought to reassure the public about security at this weekend’s GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon.Nutter told reporters on Tuesday that there is no known threat to the city or the marathon, and that while there will be heightened security, it will not go beyond what...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 2:55 AM

PHOTOS: Philly home packed with deer heads up for sale

Sure, 1010 Tasker Street looks like a run-of-the-mill South Philly rowhouse from the outside, but step inside, and you may have to duck.This place is FILLED with... well, antlers.It's a listing that's been making the rounds on local real estate blogs. So Metro called Bob Ciampitti, a real estate...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 10:58 PM