Josh Kruger​

Shared workspace coming to defunct Pearl Art & Craft on South Street: Report

An iconic, but vacant, building on South Street is getting a much needed makeover — and an opportunity to serve the neighborhood.The Passyunk Post reported that the old Pearl Art & Crafts store at 4th and South streets will become "two stories of co-working spaces set to open on the upper...

Saturday, January 30, 2016, 1:29 AM

Dennis Rodman coming to Wing Bowl to carry on 'politically incorrect' tradition

The annual local grotesqueriederisively –or affectionately depending on your perspective – knownas Wing Bowl has a new draw this year: Former NBA player, and friend of North Korea, Dennis Rodman!Sportsradio 94WIP, which organizes the event, announced the special guest on Thursday morning.Speaking...

Friday, January 29, 2016, 4:41 AM

Development plan for SS United States to be unveiled – in New York

The long, arduous saga of the SSUnited States may be drawing to a close — at least here in Philadelphia.In a press release, the SS United States Conservancy, which has been trying in vain for years to save the ship, said it will host a press conference "to announce that it has signed an option...

Friday, January 29, 2016, 2:47 AM

Pregnant New Yorker tests positive for Zika virus, health officials say

Concerns over the mosquito-borne Zika virus continue to mount as city health officials say a pregnant New Yorker has tested positive for the disease.NBC New York reported that the woman, who was recently traveling, brings the number of residents stricken with the virus to three. Experts cautioned...

Friday, January 29, 2016, 1:30 AM

Amber Rose responds to Kanye's kerfuffle with Wiz Khalifa, alleges butt play

There is a disturbance in the force.Following an epicTwitter rant waged by Kanye West against Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose decided to use her Twitter account and respond.And, she alleged butt play."Awww @kanyewest are u mad I'm not around to play in ur asshole anymore?#FingersInTheBootyAssBitch☝,"...

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 8:10 AM

Cher starts Twitter beef with Michigan guv over Flint water, suggests firing squad

The Flint water crisis has a new development, this time involve iconic singer Cher and her philosophy as conveyed on Twitter.Embattled Gov. Rick Snyder, Republican of Michigan, has been the target of vociferous criticism for his administration's handling of the Flint water crisis. That situation...

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 7:17 AM

Sheriff loses assault rifle – after putting it atop car and driving away

An honest mistake in California has become a serious situation.The Los Angeles Times reported that a sheriff's deputy on Orange County "lost his AR-15 assault rifle Tuesday after placing it on the trunk lid of his patrol car and driving off."The gun was inside its case atopthe trunk of his car when...

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 6:16 AM

Bernie Sanders raises $1 million on Reddit: Report

Democratic candidate for president Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has a lot to be smiling about Wednesday as his campaign broke the the $1 million mark — for donations received via Redditalone.The Burlington Free Press reported that the "Grassroots for Sanders" online campaign was started in 2013...

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 3:28 AM

Two women shot, one dead in Queens, suspect at large: Cops

A woman is dead and another is injured following a shooting in Far Rockway, Queens Wednesday morning, police said.Shortly before 11 a.m. cops responded to a call of a shooting at 333 Beach 32nd St."Upon arrival, officers discovered in the lobby of the location a 51-year-old female with a gunshot to...

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 1:52 AM

Donald Trump refuses to participate in Republican debate on Thursday

This really is one for the history books.Republican front-runner for president Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would oh-so-definitely-not be participating in the next GOP primary debate, scheduled for Thursday night."He's definitely not participating in the Fox News debate," Trump...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 6:44 AM

Hillary Clinton 'happy' to participate in extra Democratic debate – if others do, too

Compared to the blockbuster Republican presidential debates, the Democrats have endured arguably one of the worst presidential primary debate seasons in modern history.That is, complaints continue to mount about the sparse numberof debates compared to the number enjoyed by Republicans. So, Hillary...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 6:13 AM

Visit Philadelphia ad pits giant Ben Franklin against cheesesteak, provokes intracity argle-bargle

A new, surreal ad from Visit Philadelphia promotes Philadelphia's cultural assets – and has gotten city residentsflummoxed.The ad features a gigantic Benjamin Franklin battling a gigantic, whiz-spewing cheesesteak. Everyday Philadelphians and visitors are seen eating andstrolling down city streets...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 5:20 AM

Maine governor supports publicly beheading drug dealers: Report

After saying that drug dealers impregnate "young white" girls earlier this month, Governor Paul LePage, Republican of Maine, is back with another notion.This time, LePage declared that he thinks drug dealers ought to be publicly beheaded.Liberal magazine Mother Jones reported that LePage proferred...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 1:49 AM

British man must notify police 24 hours before having sex

A British court has issued a temporary order requiring a man to notify police before he has any sexual contact with any woman for any reason.The Telegraph reported that the man must give authorities formal notification if he plans "to start a sexual relationship of any kind with a woman or two have...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 7:50 AM

Transgender athletes now allowed to compete in Olympics without surgery

The International Olympic Committee has revised rules surrounding qualifications for transgender athletes –including entirely scrapping gender reassignment surgery requirements.The Guardian reported that "under previous IOC guidelines, approved in 2003,athletes who transitioned from male to female...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 6:17 AM

Sticky-fingered couple swiped $6,000 necklace from Jewelers Row: Cops

The Philadelphia Police Department says a couple wasn't just window-shopping on Jewelers Row – and now a jewelry store is missing a $6,000 necklace.Cops said that on Jan. 18 around 3:45 p.m., the two suspects entered a jewelry shop on the 800 block of Chestnut Street asking to peruse some goods. "...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 5:27 AM

Purse snatcher made off with Michael Kors bag, gold iPhone: Cops

Philadelphia cops are looking for a suspect they say appreciates the finer things in life.Police said that on Jan. 20 around 7:57 a.m., a 40-year-old woman was walking south on the 3500 block of North Camac Street "when she was approached by an unknown black male who demanded her purse."RELATED:...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 5:07 AM

PHOTOS: Sloth rescued trying to cross highway in Ecuador

An adorable sloth required the assistance of officials in Ecuador after he tried to cross a highway — and latched onto the guardrail, unsure of how to complete his crossing.On Friday, transit officials in the South American country posted pictures of the event on Facebook.RELATED: Lazy sloth enjoys...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 3:05 AM

Homophobia, assault prompt Germany to open LGBT refugee shelter

In news about refugees fleeing war and strife in the Middle East, rarely does the acronym LGBT come up – which isexactly why a special shelter in Germany is forming.The Jerusalem Post reported that Berlin-based gay rights organization Schwulenberatungplans to open a 125-bed shelter specifically...

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 7:40 AM

What's the difference between a weather watch and warning?

As Winter Storm Jonas begins pounding away at the northeast corridor, folks are watching weather reports with rapt attention.For the past several days, various areas up and down the mid-Atlantic have been receiving dispatches from local and state authorities,prompted by the National Weather Service...

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 6:50 AM