Nate Homan

Reporter

Nathan.Homan@metro.us

Kenney cruises to victory in mayoral primary

Incumbent Mayor Jim Kenney, who took office in 2016, cruised to an easy victory in Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary election for Philadelphia mayor. Kenney’s key accomplishments during his current term include the sugary beverage tax and establishing a local board of governance for the Philadelphia...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 9:13 PM

NYC K-12 students to get free MetroCards?

The MTA is mulling the idea of giving free MetroCards to New York City students who take public buses to school.  On Wednesday, the MTA board is expected to vote on the proposal to replace the current student cards—half-fare, bus-only MetroCards for K-12 students living at least half a mile...

Monday, May 20, 2019, 3:29 PM

Philadelphia Mayor's office up for grabs in Tuesday's primary election

Voters will head to the poles for a special elections in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, with two major seats to fill.  The mayor of Philadelphia’s office is up for grabs, as is a U.S. House of Representatives seat.  Democrat Jim Kenney is running for re-election as mayor of the nation's sixth...

Monday, May 20, 2019, 2:46 PM

Real steel sword fighting with the knights of the Northern Horde

Anton Molokov rested his falchion sword on his shoulder, and waited for the signal to engage the two heavily armed men sporting black traditional medieval Russian armor standing across the room.  The knight to his left held a halberd axe with handle as long as a hockey stick. To his...

Friday, May 17, 2019, 6:29 PM

New York City accent ranked third sexiest in the nation

You talkin' to me? It appears that the 1.5 million social media followers travel company Big 7 polled prefer Nas’ and Vinnie Stigma’s accents to Tony Soprano’s and The Nanny’s.  The classic New York City accent came in third in a ranking of sexiest accents nationwide.  Texas came in...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 12:53 PM

Anthony Weiner released from Bronx halfway house, now a free man

Carlos Danger, better known to the world as the former Congressman Anthony Weiner, was discharged from a Bronx halfway house on Tuesday after finishing the last of his prison sentence for sexting an underage girl.  “It’s good to be out,” Weiner told the New York Post. “I hope to be able to...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 12:08 PM

Two charged after body found stashed in plastic bin in Frankford

Philadelphia Police have arrested two people after authorities found a man’s body stashed in a plastic bin.  Andrew Ciaccia, 25, and Vanessa Pena, 21, have been charged with abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and obstructing justice, after authorities found a man’s body in a plastic...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 11:13 AM

Trash train in the Bronx as seen through early morning commuter's Instagram

All aboard the trash train. A construction worker headed out to work at about 4:45 a.m. boarded a disgusting #2 subway train in the Bronx last week.  "This is crazy!" the man said on the video posted on Instagram.  The squalor in the scene is marred with tragedy, as a man sat amongst...

Monday, May 13, 2019, 4:53 PM

Mayor de Blasio to Trump: Clean up your act, or face heavy fines

Mayor Bill de Blasio is blowing hot air towards President Donald Trump, warning The Don that his properties are pumping excessive greenhouse gas emissions, which could result in millions of dollars in fines.  The de Blasio administration passed a climate change bill which dramatically limits...

Monday, May 13, 2019, 1:27 PM

Philly Police seeking gunmen in SEPTA employee shooting

Philadelphia authorities on Monday released surveillance photos of two suspects in the shooting of a SEPTA Regional Rail conductor last week, and announced a $6,000 reward for anyone who can provide information that leads to their arrest and conviction. Law enforcement officials say two men are...

Monday, May 13, 2019, 12:46 PM

Philly sues Uber, demands access to financial records

The City of Brotherly Love is putting its dukes up against Uber.  City lawyers are calling upon the wildly popular rideshare app to open its books in hopes of settling allegations of skirting three years-worth of taxes. A complaint filed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 1:21 PM

Police seek help identifying gunman who injured two women on May 4

Philadelphia police have released surveillance video of a shooting that injured two women in North Philadelphia on Saturday night.  According to police, at about 11:30 p.m. on May 4, the victims were sitting in a vehicle waiting for AAA on the 3800 block of North 16th Street when two men...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 3:47 PM

Boston cop canned after RI strippers allegedly stole his gun

A Boston cop has been sacked after two strippers stole his service weapon last winter.  Emanuel Brandao, 37, was officially fired on March 28 for conduct unfit for a police officer after two Rhode Island strippers allegedly stole his gun from the glove box of his BMW in February, according to...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 1:42 PM

Brooklyn building collapses after driver smashed into storefront, attempted to flee

A building in Brooklyn collapsed after a driver crashed into it on Monday night.  According to the New York Post, a driver smashed into a two-story building on the corner of Avenue P and East 5th Street around 11:30 p.m..  The driver reportedly tried to make a run for it, but was...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10:42 AM

NASA simulated asteroid event reduces NYC to rubble

NASA simulated a fictitious asteroid disaster scenario that kills millions, levels Manhattan, and drums up nostalgia for catastrophe movies like the 1998 hit "Armageddon." The simulation program was a part of the White House’s "National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan,”...

Monday, May 6, 2019, 4:54 PM

Philadelphia man shot fleeing fight, died in burning car crash

A driver in South Philadelphia died from injuries sustained in a fiery crash as he fled a shooting on Saturday morning.  Police told the Philadelphia Tribune that Antoniel Coll-Rey, 29, was in a fight with another man, who fired at least 10 shots at the victim’s vehicle on the 1700 block of...

Monday, May 6, 2019, 3:22 PM

New Yorkers can now tell you how to get to Sesame Street

New Yorkers will now be able to tell folks how to get to Sesame Street thanks to Mayor Bill de Blasio and the friendly neighbors of 63rd Street in Manhattan.  The city renamed the West Side of 63rd Street, which is home to the muppet workshop, in honor of the classic childrens' show which is...

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 8:46 AM

Main Line Catholic High School music teacher charged with sexual contact with student

A high school teacher at Main Line Catholic school has been charged with having sexual contact with a student, and allegedly provided her and a friend alcohol and brownies laced with marijuana.  Jeremiah Triplett, 30, of Dresher surrendered to authorities to face charges that include...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 1:13 PM

Booze ads banned on NYC property

New Yorkers will no longer see alcohol ads posted on on bus shelters, newsstands, phone booths and any other faces of city-owned property.  “There’s no doubt that far too many New Yorkers struggle with serious substance misuse issues, among them excessive drinking,” the mayor said in a...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 2:21 PM

Violent Vermont fugitive Leroy Headley thought to be in Philly

Authorities are searching for a known fugitive from Vermont said to be in Philadelphia.  The U.S. Marshals Service, and Vermont Violent Offender Task Force (VVOTF) is offering a reward of up to $10,000.00 for information that leads to the arrest of Leroy Headley wanted by the South Burlington...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 1:16 PM