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Human traffickers used violence, drugs to coerce women into prostitution: AG

Two alleged human traffickers who coerced six women into prostitution using drugs, violence and threats have been arrested for human trafficking in four Pennsylvania counties and New Jersey. According to Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office, Kenneth Crowell, 34, and Barry “Bear...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:27pm

The people behind the South Philly version of ‘Ghostbusters’

Philly has always been an off-the-radar gem for filmmakers. Films and TV shows often show Philly some love by having the story actually set here, instead of, well, New York. Hits like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Silver Linings Playbook” put city pride...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:06am

Chamber seeks to grow Pennsylvania

For as long as I can remember, I have had an immense sense of pride for the state that I have always called home. I remember learning about the treacherous winter 1777 in Valley Forge where George Washington was headquartered during the midst of the Revolutionary War, thinking about the Battle of...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:35am

Teen driver shot in head in road rage incident in Pennsylvania

An 18-year-old woman was shot in the head in a road rage incident in Chester County and now a manhunt is underway to find her killer. Authorities said Bianca Nikol Roberson, 18, of West Chester, Pennsylvania was driving in her green Chevrolet Malibu on Thursday, attempting to merge when she got...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:02pm

FBI releases new photos of Mass. man wanted for 1980 murder

The FBI has released new photos of a Massachusetts man wanted for a 1980 murder. Donald Eugene Webb, who would be 85 years old now, is the only fugitive in the United States wanted for the murder of a police chief, according to FBI Boston. The new photos released Thursday were taken on a...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 3:09pm

Uber raises fares in some states in order to pay for driver injury insurance

Uber riders in eight states will see a rate hike as the ride-hailing company rolls out a pilot program that provides injury-protection insurance to drivers. The program will be available in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, South Carolina, Delaware, Illinois, Arizona and Oklahoma....

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 5:05pm

Trump supporter feels ‘betrayed’ by health care plan

Kraig Moss, aka the “Trump Troubadour,” was one of Donald Trump’s staunchest — and most vocal — supporters while the businessman was running for president.Moss put his life and business on hold, even stopping his mortgage payments, to sing his support while stumping for Trump on the campaign trail...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:01pm

Ex-state trooper charged in fatal shooting of pregnant wife in 2014

Montgomery County prosecutors have charged a former state police trooper with fatally shooting his wife and their unborn daughter, two years after the shooting.Joseph Miller, 36, was arrested Friday on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 death of his pregnant wife, Joanna, Montgomery...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 2:24pm

These are the cities where women are closing the gender gaps

With International Women’s Day and the “A Day Without a Woman” strike upon us, thousands of women across the country are uniting to shine a spotlight on women’s achievements — and issues.Women continue to fight many of the same battles they’ve been fighting since the first International Women's Day...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 9:40pm

Everything you need to know about Toomey's Facebook town hall

Sen. Pat Toomey held his second town hall of the year Monday afternoon, but his constituents could only participate by tuning in on CBS Philadelphia's social media channel.Broadcast via Facebook Live, Toomey's scant 15-minute question-and-answer portion, with Eyewitness News anchor Jessica Dean,...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 5:46pm

Sen. Pat Toomey to hold Facebook Live town hall following protests

Sen. Pat Toomey will be in Philadelphia Monday for a town hall event — but you won't be able to attend in person.At 2:10 p.m., the highly criticized senator will broadcast the event on Facebook Live fromthe CBS3studios. Any questions and comments to the senator can be posted in the comments on...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 8:02am

Sen. Casey plans town halls across Pennsylvania

Democratic Sen. Bob Casey announceda series of town halls across the state, beginning later this month, citing growing calls from constituents for the face-to-face meetings.The time and place of the first, which will be in Philadelphia on March 12, is still to-be-determined, Casey said in a tweet."...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 3:23pm

And the best state in the US is...

What makes a state the best? Is it great education, or access to and affordability of health care? Or do safety and infrastructure top the list?Turns out, it's all of the above, and more.Massachusetts apparently has what it takes to be a superlative state, according to theU.S. News and World Report...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 9:49am

Penn State frat banned for 5 years after death of intoxicated 19-year-old member

A Penn State fraternity has had its chapter recognition revoked while officials investigate the death of an intoxicated underage member.Beta Theta Pi has been banned for “no less than five years and may be made permanent upon completion of the criminal and University investigations now underway,”...

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 1:58pm

Everything you need to know about Toomey's first town hall of 2017

In a scant 45-minute town hall, which Pennsylvania residents could access via telephone or web stream, Sen. Pat Toomey fielded just 10 questions Thursday afternoon.RELATED: Petition seeks to remove Sen. Pat Toomey from officeThe telecast Q&A, Toomey’s first since Sept. 8, 2016 —as federal rules...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 5:21pm

Pennsylvania sanctuary cities face uncertainty over state funding

Pennsylvania’s sanctuary cities protecting undocumented immigrants are facing new threats after a bill passed the state Senate that would deny state-funded grants to municipalities that do not cooperate with federal immigration officers.Called the Municipal Sanctuary and Federal Enforcement (SAFE)...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 2:19am

Petition to remove Toomey from office gathers 20K signatures

More than 20,000 Pennsylvanians have signed a petition to remove Sen. Pat Toomey from office.The Change.org petition, created on Saturday, cites the Republican senator's inaccessibility to his constituents and accuses him of "representing himself and his own interests." That appers to be...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 9:40pm

36 Pennsylvania legislators are pushing back against soda tax

Three dozen Pennsylvania state representatives and five statesenators are pushing back against Philadelphia's soda tax, saying it'sunconstitutional and "will result in lost sales tax revenue."Legislators filed a 64-page brief Monday, calling on the Commonwealth Court to overturn the 1.5-cents-per-...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:36am

Department store chairman Boscov announces cancer diagnosis

Albert Boscov, chairman of the multi-state family-owned department store chain that bears his name, announced he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.Albert Boscov, 87, dispatched a letter Wednesday to the company's 8,000 employees announcing that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer,...

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 3:50am

Toomey's support for refugee ban prompts blizzard of emails, faxes, phone calls

Sen. Pat Toomey's office has been deluged with constituent messages both praising and condemning his support for President Donald Trump's order banning refugees from entering the country.The Pennsylvania Republican, who recently began his second term in office, has received more electronic faxes...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 9:12am