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Sam Newhouse

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Celebrity boxing promoter faces lawsuit by battered ex

Celebrity Boxing creator Damon Feldman has been on a publicity tour in recent months touting his new book, a memoir of his career organizing bouts between washed-up celebrities that touched on his own battles with depression. But Feldman left one key part out: he spent nearly 14 months in a state...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 2:42 PM

Blatant dumping in Logan Triangle must end, Bass says

City Councilwoman Cindy Bass is looking for some names. On Wednesday, while the 8th District Councilwoman's Trash Task Force was surveying the abandoned, blighted Logan Triangle with neighbors, they saw a contractor brazenly dumping materials right in front of them — then defend himself...

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 5:00 AM

Philly students get prom dresses at School District event

On Saturday, girls from Philadelphia schools perused through over 1,000 prom dresses looking for the right fit. Each year, the Philadelphia School District holds an Annual Red Carpet Glam Event that features both new and gently-used prom dresses for students.  Brittney Sykes, a 12th grader at...

Monday, April 9, 2018, 12:01 PM

Philly DA to stop seeking cash bail in 'low-level' cases

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner announced on Wednesday that his office will move to curb what he called the “medieval tool” of cash bail for low-level offenses. “We believe we have a small, first step toward a better way,” Krasner said at a press conference Wednesday. “...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:08 PM

Eagles welcomed back to Philly as champions

The Philadelphia Eagles flew to Minneapolis from the airport last month as contenders. They returned on Monday afternoon as champions. Fans gathered at Aviation Terminal cheered as their champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, arrived Monday afternoon victorious from Minneapolis, where they had won...

Monday, February 5, 2018, 3:36 PM

Super Bowl fever leads to ‘Museum Bowl’

In one especially surprising example, the mild-mannered curators and art installers who staff the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) were a little out of their element when they donned Birds regalia under the snow on Tuesday to sing the Eagles fight song from the famed front stairs of their historic...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 5:03 PM

David Jones shooting case handed to Krasner

The investigation into a Philly police officer who shot an unarmed man last year has been sent back from state prosecutors to the Philadelphia DA's office. Ex-officer Ryan Pownall's shooting of David Jones after a traffic stop was one of the most controversial in recent years in Philly,...

Friday, January 26, 2018, 5:40 PM

NBC10's Sosna: Don't be fooled by 'January thaw'

Though it might seem impossible now, the Philadelphia region is about to see a big snow melt. Forecasts say temperatures on Monday, Jan. 8, won't go over 20 degrees — making this recent deep freeze, with 12 days in a row below 32 degrees, the coldest consecutive stretch recorded since...

Sunday, January 7, 2018, 4:25 PM

Flyer Shayne Gostisbehere announces Ghost Bear Foundation at PSPCA ‘Yappy Hour’

Shayne Gostisbehere, the 24-year-old Flyers defenseman, will be joining animal lovers and the PSPCA on Friday at a special “Yappy Hour” to put the word out about he plans to start giving back, through the Ghost Bear Foundation. Gostisbehere, #53 on the Flyers and known as "Ghost...

Friday, December 15, 2017, 5:00 AM

Controversial City Commissioner Anthony Clark no longer elections chair, but still in office

He’s still a City commissioner, but Anthony Clark, who endured a blistering whirlwind of media criticism for his tendency to rarely visit the office where he earned $138,612 as an elected commissioner of city elections, is no longer chair. The surprise move came after the Democrat’s...

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 4:26 PM

Kenney to launch fight for 'local control' of Philly schools

Mayor Jim Kenney on Thursday is expected to lay the groundwork for a new chapter in his role as mayor by announcing plans to take on the School Reform Commission. Kenney will give a major speech at 10 a.m. at City Hall regarding the Philadelphia School District's "financial needs and the...

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5:00 AM

Police shoot suspect in King of Prussia mall parking garage

The Philly area's biggest mall was on lockdown Monday after gunshots rang out inside the mall's parking garage. An armed suspect was wounded and placed under arrest after being shot by an Upper Merion police officer during the incident in the parking garage. No further details about the...

Monday, October 30, 2017, 5:21 PM

'Nightmare' in North Philly daycare led to infant's death, family says

When you check your child in at daycare, you are leaving them in a stranger's care. And sometimes, tragically, in a nightmare. In the case of 10-month old Jacera Counts, who fell ill sick a daycare in North Philly in December 2015, medical care was just steps away: across the street at Temple...

Monday, October 16, 2017, 5:00 AM

Moldy school in Germantown to remain closed during repairs

A Germantown elementary school will remain closed Friday and possibly longer until a mold problem in the school's walls is fixed, the School District of Philadelphia announced Thursday. Mold was discovered at John B. Kelley Elementary School on Wednesday, and the school was promptly shut down...

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 4:58 PM

ICE arrests 107 in Philly as part of raids targeting Sanctuary Cities

The federal government’s immigration authorities said a raid that arrested nearly 500 illegal immigrants across sanctuary cities focused on immigrants with criminal records. But immigration activists in Philly say it was revenge by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) against cities...

Friday, September 29, 2017, 4:08 PM

Brandon Tate-Brown family dropping lawsuit against police over killing

Brandon Tate-Brown’s shooting by a rookie 15th district cop in 2014, just months after the nation erupted over the shooting in Ferguson, led to a wave of protests around Philly but no official punishment for the officer involved.  Now Tate-Brown’s mother, Tanya Brown-Dickerson,...

Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:34 PM

Wayne Junction, gateway to Northwest Philly, targeted for revitalization

Right now, the area around Wayne Junction may not look like much. Large empty warehouses from Philadelphia's bygone industrial era stand over roads barren of pedestrian traffic, save for SEPTA commuters around the Regional Rail station, which was first built by the Reading Railroad company...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:00 AM

Philly teen's future snatched away by ambush killer

Hours before he was murdered, Jurtomu Joshua Vesslee, 16, was dreaming about his future.  "He called me the day he was shot to ask me to buy sneakers for the college tour," Vesslee's mother, Victoria Vesslee, recalled through her tears in a recent interview inside a friend's...

Monday, September 18, 2017, 5:00 AM

Infamous Philly priest who evaded prosecution reportedly found dead

The former Catholic priest who was linked by prosecutors to multiple sex abuse cases but was never convicted of a crime and went free for years has reportedly died. James Brzyski, 66, who has been described as one of the most notorious serial abusers ever, was found dead in a Super 7 motel on...

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 5:33 PM

Does Philly have room for Amazon HQ2?

Remember when Amazon was just an online bookstore? Now the mega-corporation led by Jeff Bezos, which sells basically everything under the sun, owns huge brands in other markets, including the Washington Post and Whole Foods. With all that under their belt, it looks like it's time to expand....

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 5:00 AM