Sam Newhouse

Reporter

Sam.Newhouse@metro.us

Anti-Trump graffiti suspect in blazer with wine glass ID'd as a Philly city attorney

The blazer-wearing suspect who tagged along and recorded a friend spray-painting a message denigrating President-elect Donald Trump outside a Chestnut Hill grocery store has been identified as a Philadelphia city attorney.Assistant City Solicitor Duncan Lloyd was identified as one of the two men...

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 12:29 AM

Controversial Mummers get training on appropriate behavior

This year's Mummer's parade might just clean up its act a little, thanks to parade organizers and city officials who collaborated to hold "special training on appropriate satire" for the Mummers.Or the training could fall on deaf ears."I can't guarantee no one will do anything stupid," admitted...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 2:52 AM

Man, not transgender woman, shot in West Philly, police say

Reports Monday morning that a transgender woman had been shot outside a West Philly bar were inaccurate and based on preliminary information, police said later in the day.The 21-year-old victim, who was shot in the hip around 11 p.m. Sunday,actually identifies as a man, police said.A police...

Monday, November 28, 2016, 8:29 PM

Helping gay couples who want to adopt break free of 'fear'

Not long ago, same-sex couples were legally barred from adopting children. Even today, fears of hostility may create a barrier for LGBT people who want to adopt. That's why parents who have gone through the process will be sharing their experiences at the National Adoption Center's upcoming LGBT...

Friday, November 25, 2016, 3:30 PM

Motorist dead after head-on wrong way crash on I-495

Police said that a man who was driving his car the wrong way down I-495 was killed after crashing into another vehicle around 2 a.m. Thursday.The other driver was injured but survived, Boston.com reported.The driver who died was only identified as a male of Norton, Ma.He was reportedly driving the...

Friday, November 25, 2016, 3:24 AM

Humpback whale trapped in Long Island bay euthanized

A veterinary team ended the life of a whale that was found trapped on a sandbar in Long Island.Veterinarians from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) made the decision after determining the whale could not be saved after days of efforts attempting to help the whale vacate the...

Friday, November 25, 2016, 2:55 AM

Three men shot while putting up Christmas lights in Juniata

Going outside to put up Christmas lights put three people in Juniata in the path of bullets.Three men were wounded after being fired upon while decorating homes in Juniata on Wednesday, police said.The three were "decorating their residences with Christmas lights" on the 4000 block of Howland...

Friday, November 25, 2016, 12:51 AM

Robocalls asking about Muslim identity were actually for a poll of Muslims

After Muslims in the Pennsylvania area reported concerns over robo-calls that asked them to push one if they "identified as Muslim," the calls have been revealed to be related to a legitimate post-election poll, a Muslim advocacy group announced Thursday.The Philadelphia chapter of the Council on...

Thursday, November 24, 2016, 11:49 PM

Plenty of fun to be had in Philly on Black Friday

Looking for something exciting to do on Black Friday? There's plenty of fun to be had in Philadelphia.Check out these pictures of all the delightful activitiesaround Dilworth Park and City Hall in Center City.More than 80 vendors are open for sale at the Christmas Village,inside the City Hall...

Thursday, November 24, 2016, 10:47 PM

Authorities search for owner of neglected pit bull found in a garbage bag

Temperatures were dropping fast acrossthe Philadelphia region Tuesday morning when a woman walking her dog spotted a garbage bag in the middle of Wissahickon Valley Park.When the woman approached, she saw the head of a pit bull peering out. The light brown dog with a white stripe between its eyes...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 11:37 PM

Federal Immigration's Philly field office blasts mayor over 'sanctuary city' policy

More than two weeks after Donald Trump was elected president, so-called sanctuary cities that provide some legal protections for undocumented immigrants have come under increasing attack, and Philadelphia is no exception.This week, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Philadelphia field...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 11:02 PM

Just in time for the holidays: potentially harmful toys to avoid

Just a few years ago, the hottest holiday toy was the Hoverboard, the self-balancing scooter that creates an illusion of floating through air.But the brand-name device was pricey, so many people turned to the Internet for knockoffs."We saw a real demand for the Hoverboard, which when it came out...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 3:30 PM

Official Porngate report: nothing to see here

Disgraced former attorney general Kathleen Kanefaces a stint in jail, though she is appealing her recent conviction on perjury charges.But the so-called "good ole boys" network at the Attorney General's office that she claimed persecuted her after she discovered their pornographic and racist emails...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 2:46 AM

Bull escapes Philly slaughterhouse, runs down highway before being shot

In what Philadelphia police are describing as an "unusual incident," a bull escaped certain death in a Kensington slaughterhouse only to be shot dead half an hour later after trotting down Interstate 95.The bull successfully fled onto two Philadelphia highways before he was shot by Animal Control...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 2:17 AM

Motive unknown in envelope bomb that injured Center City man: police

Police and federal authorities are searching for the motive behind a manila envelope being sent to a Center City man that detonated and flung shrapnel into his body, seriously injuring him.The victim, whom authorities did not identify, was hospitalized in critical condition. He is reportedly a 60-...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 10:40 PM

Ahead of Thanksgiving travel, safety advocates remind public of drunk-driving dangers

The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, when families are driving to see their loved ones, and when college students and transplants are returning to their hometowns.It also happens to be one of the deadliest nights of the year from accidents caused by drunken...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 2:41 AM

Four detained by police after chaining themselves to Philly bank to oppose controversial Dakota pipeline

Police took six women into custody on Monday outside a Center City bank during a protest against the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.Three protesters chained themselves to a front door to the TD Bank at 15th Street and JFK Boulevard at about 8 a.m. to prevent it from opening.Militarized police...

Monday, November 21, 2016, 6:40 PM

West Philly pee wees two-year undefeated streak broken

The West Philly Tarheels made national news last year after their undefeated team's dream of playing in a national football tournament in Florida was dashed.The dream continues to be just that — though the squad finished the season with another unblemished record.The Tarheels lost 13-0 on Sunday in...

Monday, November 21, 2016, 3:30 PM

Chester County man flees after police find cache of guns and drugs in his home

Police in Chester County are searching for a man they say sold drugs out of a “fortified bunker” on a residential block in Coatesville.Ronald Smith, 41, is wanted on firearms offenses and drug possession with intent to distribute after authorities discovered a cache of illegal guns and drugs inside...

Friday, November 18, 2016, 11:58 PM

Montco man charged with possession, distribution of child pornography

Authorities have charged a Montgomery County man with using his computer to surreptitiously share and receive child pornography online.Robert Greene, 61, of North Wales, was found to have more 500 images and videos of child pornography on his computer, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin...

Friday, November 18, 2016, 11:10 PM