Sam Newhouse

Reporter

Sam.Newhouse@metro.us

Women stand up to Trump with 'Pussyhats'

Feminists offended byDonald Trump’s 2005 statement about groping women aren't taking it quietly.They're turning to knitting needles and looms to throw President-elect Donald Trump's words back in his face in an inventive protest, bycreating pink "pussyhats" to wear during the Women's March on...

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 3:21 PM

Rittenhouse wall-sitting ban shelved

A new rule banning visitors to Rittenhouse Square from sitting on the park’s stone walls has been terminated after a massive backlash.“I sat on this wall for the first time in 1967, and no one’s going to tell me I can’t sit here,” said Lauren Blanchard, 68, who sat on the wall Tuesday during a “...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 3:26 PM

300 evacuated at Temple University over suspicious package

The Temple University College of Engineering building was evacuated Tuesday morning after police found a suspicious device with wires poking out of it. The object was found to be harmless but is being investigated as a possible intentional hoax.Police responded around 9 a.m. to reports of a four...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 10:14 AM

Former South Philly mob boss 'Little Nicky' dies in prison at 87

A former mafia boss who ruled South Philadelphia during the bloody 1980s died in prison over the weekend, authorities said Monday.Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo, 87, died at a federal medical center in North Carolina on Jan. 13 of various health conditions, after serving nearly 20 years in prison....

Monday, January 16, 2017, 4:37 PM

Thousands join 'March for a Better America' on MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated Monday in Philadelphia with volunteer projects, charitable activities and a renewed call for a "revolution of values" to honor the civil rights leader’s legacy.One of the largest events in the city was a march organized by the Reclaim MLK coalition, which...

Monday, January 16, 2017, 4:22 PM

Thousands join 'March for a Better America' on MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated Monday in Philadelphia with volunteer projects, charitable activities and a renewed call for a "revolution of values" to honor the civil rights leader’s legacy.One of the largest events in the city was a march organized by the Reclaim MLK coalition, which...

Monday, January 16, 2017, 4:22 PM

Philadelphia Police implemented nearly all recommended reforms: DOJ

In 2013, former Philadelphia Police Department Commissioner Charles Ramsey asked the federal government to review the department's policies and practices after fatal shootings by officers were found to be on the rise.Four years later, the review continues, but a report the U.S. Department of...

Friday, January 13, 2017, 12:38 PM

Volunteer events, civil rights march planned for MLK Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday is shaping up to draw large crowds to a variety of events and activities in Philadelphia.The regional MLK Day of Service is expected to draw a record 145,000 volunteers to work on more than 1,800 projects.Meanwhile, Reclaim MLK, a civil rights march and rally...

Friday, January 13, 2017, 5:00 AM

Philly rents second fastest growing in U.S.: Report

A new report by a national real estate group found that Philadelphia rents increased at the second highest rate in the nation last year.Rents in Philadelphia increased 4.2 percent per month over the course of 2016, according to a report from ABODO, a real estate listings website group.The group...

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 4:33 PM

SEPTA hijacker arrested after being shot by bystander: Police

An intersection in Overbrook reportedly turned into a scene out of an action movie after a car crash led to a hijacking and shooting.Police have arrested a 32-year-old man, who has not been identified, for the Wednesday morning incident on the 6300 block of Woodbine Avenue.The suspect crashed his...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 4:24 PM

WATCH: Suspects attack Philly deli worker in dispute over price of sandwich

They said the sandwich cost too much. So they pummeled the deli worker.Philadelphia Police are searching for two men involved in the beating of a 60-year-old employee during a confrontation that started as a dispute over the price of a sandwich, authorities said.Investigators on Wednesday released...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 9:50 AM

Philly writers join organizing efforts to ‘resist' Trump

His presidency is a week away, but when Donald Trump walks into the White House, an avalanche of social justice advocates and activists will already be organized to oppose him.Now, a somewhat quieter group is throwing their efforts into the coalitions against Trump: the writers of Philadelphia.“...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 5:00 AM

Gayborhood moves toward healing racial divide

Anger about discrimination in the Gayborhood simmered long before it erupted into protests last yearafter video leaked showinga gay bar owner uttering a racial slur.But some form of reconciliation may be on the horizon. On Jan. 23, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) are expected...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 5:00 AM

Where are all the sugar babies? At Temple, apparently

Paying bills as a college student might be a little easier if a sugar daddy or mommy helps with expenses. That’s apparently an avenue taken by more college students in Philadelphia than in any other city.Temple University had the biggest increase in new sugar babies signing up in 2016 to meet older...

Monday, January 9, 2017, 12:00 AM

PSPCA removes dozens of animals from breeder’s ‘filthy’ home

The Pennsylvania SPCA removed nearly three-dozen animals living in what was described as filthy conditions in a Northampton County breeder's home.Humane law officers took 24 dogs, seven cats and one African Grey parrot from the Stockertown home during the raid on Thursday, the PSPCA said.The dogs...

Friday, January 6, 2017, 2:05 PM

After the first round of snow, another is expected in Philadelphia on Saturday

Philadelphia woke up to a few inches of snow on the ground Friday morning, and another round is expected early Saturday, meteorologists said.Flakes began falling after 9 p.m. Thursday, with an estimated 2 to 3 inches falling citywide. It tapered off and quickly began melting, though roads and...

Friday, January 6, 2017, 10:40 AM

Clergyman fights retrial, claims prosecutors concealed evidence

After being convicted of child endangerment, released, sent back to prison and freed again, Monsignor William Lynn is now trying to block a retrial on the original charges.Lynn, 66, hasa hearing scheduled Wednesday on whether prosecutors withheld potentially exculpatory evidence in his case,...

Thursday, January 5, 2017, 5:21 PM

Philly prisons to beef up transport security after attack on guard

A Philadelphia corrections officer is recovering from a concussion after an inmate kicked her as she knelt to pick up his dropped Bible — an incident that is prompting a look at new security measures.In response to the attack, the Philadelphia Prisons System is reviewing their security policies...

Thursday, January 5, 2017, 5:00 AM

Police union trashes DA for not charging teen girl in viral fight video

The president of the Philadelphia Police Department's union trashed District Attorney Seth William Wednesday for not charging a teen girl caught on videofighting with a police officer."Once again, the District Attorney ofPhiladelphia has chosen to disregard his responsibility and look the other way...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 4:50 PM

46 injured after two trolleys collide in West Philadelphia

Forty-six people were injured when two SEPTA trolleys collided in West Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.According to officials, the Route 10 trolleys were traveling in the same direction when one rear-ended the other at North 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue at 1:30 p.m."...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 1:41 PM