Sam Newhouse

Reporter

Sam.Newhouse@metro.us

Clarke proposes moving prison funds to lot-cleaning re-entry programs

A bill introduced by City Council President Darrell Clarke seeks to transfer $500,000 from the Philadelphia Prisons System budget to programs that could hire citizens returning from incarceration to provide landscaping and cleaning services on vacant, abandoned lots.Clarke says that the move could...

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:47 AM

Teens under investigation for rap video with drugs, gun

Police confirmed Wednesday they are "reviewing" a music video by local rapper Apex P featuring Philadelphia students smoking marijuana, posted on Youtube this week, but no criminal charges have been reported yet.The video for "Creep with Me" by Apex P, which sources believe was shot in the vacant...

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:33 AM

Mo'ne Davis featured in new Chevy ad

Star little league pitcher Mo'Ne Davis of the Taney Dragons is now pitching cars for Chevrolet.In a ne w commercial directed by Spike Lee called "Throw Like A Girl," Mo'Ne is shown eating pizza and throwing her trademark fastball.​There is a three minute and a sixteen-minute version of the...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:07 PM

Philly entrepreneurs vie for capital at Forbes summit

While two Philadelphia companies competing for $400,000 in capital during the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit's "pressure cooker" were unsuccessful, that's not slowing either of them down."This wasn't a long term plan we were banking on," said Morgan Berman, 29, a Philly native and founder of Milkcrate,...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:37 AM

Corbett signs Mumia-inspired bill to end 'revictimization'

Gov. Tom Corbett officially signed the "RevictimizationRelief Act" today, leading to outcry from activists and Mumia Abu-Jamal, who say the bill is unconstitutionally vague."I welcome Governor Corbett’s signature on an unconstitutional bill that proves that the government of Pennsylvania, the...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 11:08 PM

(Update) Smoke still billowing from Suit Corner fire in Old City, eight hours later

Firefighters on the scene of a three-alarm fire at the Shirt Corner building at 3rd and Market Streets in Old City. Credit Charles Mostoller/METRO A two-alarm fire at The Suit Corner shop in Olde City broke out before 9 a.m. Wednesday and was still filling the block with smoke as of 4:45 p.m."it's...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 6:05 PM

UPDATE: Girl, 15, to be charged for Temple brick-throwing incident, police say

Surveillance video. Credit: PPDPolice have in custody five female teenagers who reportedly identified themselves as a "flash mob" to a witness before going on to attack three female Temple students, detectives announced this afternoon.The 15-year-old girl who allegedly hit a the 19-year-old female...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 9:04 PM

(Update) Woman's body found floating in Schuylkill River near Center City

Credit: Metro file photoUPDATE:Police said they discovered the corpse of an Asian female in the water of the Schuylkill River early this morning off South Street.The body has not been identified nor has the manner of death been made public, according to Philadelphia Police public information...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 4:49 PM

UPDATED: Old City wall collapse was accident during controlled demolition, with no injuries reported

The scene of the collapse of the Shirt Corner building at Third and Market in Old City. Credit: Charles Mostoller/METROContractors and L&I Commissioner Carlton Williams said today that safety precautions were in place at the site of a demolition in Old City which experienced a wall collapse...

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 7:20 PM

(UPDATE) D.A. Seth Williams: 'Complete system failure' caused Buck Hosiery fire, but no criminal charges

Diane Neary (left) and Marian Sweeney (right) support a bill that would reduce firefighter and first responder accidents while working inside large and vacant buildings. Neary's husband and Sweeney's son both died in a Kensington warehouse fire in April 2012. A grand jury report on the incident...

Monday, February 3, 2014, 6:23 PM

State Rep. J.P. Miranda, sister in police custody: D.A.

Jose "JP" MirandaState Rep. J.P. Miranda and sister Michelle Wilson turned themselves in at D.A. Seth William's office at 10 a.m. this morning as scheduled, a spokeswoman confirmed today.Miranda (D-197th dist.), 34, is charged with perjury and criminal conspiracy for allegedly hiring his sister to...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 5:49 PM

Lawsuit: Local Marine's heart stolen after suicide

U.S. Marine Brian LaLoup"Either his heart was removed while he was still alive for some kind of transplant or it was taken as part of an improper autopsy," said attorney Aaron Freiwald.Freiwald, an attorney, was referring to the heart of U.S. Marine Sgt. Brian LaLoup, who died last year from a...

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 1:58 AM

Staying safe in Philly while traveling for Thanksgiving

Along with the holiday season comes peak travel, and traffic accidents spike during Thanksgiving, according to statistics.“Thanksgiving continues to be one of the most dangerous weekends for motorists,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said in a statement announcing “Operation Safe Holiday.”State...

Sunday, November 24, 2013, 10:59 PM

VIDEO: Accidental 40th Street shooting strikes woman

A woman suffered mild injuries from an accidental gun shot Friday at the 40th Street station of the Market-Frankford Line.The gun discharged within a man’s bag by accident while he was rummaging through it and struck the 22-year-old woman in the face and arm at 3:17 p.m. on Friday.Police say the...

Sunday, November 24, 2013, 8:37 PM

Car thief dies in U-Haul crash

The driver of a stolen car was killed in Oxford Circle on Saturday morning after running a stop sign and crashing into a U-Haul, according to police.The crash occurred at 8:47 a.m. when the driver of the stolen vehicle, a 2010 silver Mazda 3, ran through a stop sign heading westbound on Princeton...

Sunday, November 24, 2013, 5:51 PM

Police: Father attacks infant daughters in Frankford

Dennis Hill Credit: PPDA man assaulted his young daughters and tried to stab one with a fork at a Frankford home on Wednesday after an argument, police said.Dennis Hill, 27, of Staten Island, allegedly attacked his 1-month-old and 4-year-old daughters around 9:46 p.m. inside a home on the 1300...

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 8:03 PM