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PHOTOS: Philly Naked Bike Ride 2015 (NSFW)

Thousands bared what they dared on Saturday to participate in the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride. The ride began near31st and Powelton atDrexel Park and went on for two-and-a-half hours, passing down Market Street and through Center City before it dissipated into after-parties around the city....

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:09pm

One year later: Liberian chemist reflects on trauma of arrest

"I thought it was a joke." Sitting in his office behind his wife's hair salon in West Philadelphia, Vickson Korlewala is going over their arrest on robbery charges a year ago -- charges that, he claims, were baseless. He says that police evidence -- surveillance images of the...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:40pm

Visit Philadelphia ad pits giant Ben Franklin against cheesesteak, provokes intracity argle-bargle

A new, surreal ad from Visit Philadelphia promotes Philadelphia's cultural assets – and has gotten city residentsflummoxed.The ad features a gigantic Benjamin Franklin battling a gigantic, whiz-spewing cheesesteak. Everyday Philadelphians and visitors are seen eating andstrolling down city streets...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 5:20am

Snowstorm forecast upgraded, additional half foot expected in Philly

The great snow is coming, and the National Weather Service in Mount Holly is saying it's going to be even greater than expected – at least in Philadelphia.In a bulletin released at 7:08 p.m. Friday night, the NWS explained that "significant changes were made with the forecast this afternoon...

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 5:56am

Kids trashed construction site to the tune of $5,000: Police

The PPD is enlisting the public's help in finding three juveniles cops say are responsible for thousands of dollars of damage to a construction in Logan.Cops said that between 3:40 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. onDec. 5, 2015, three juvenile suspects entered a property under renovation at 4424 North Broad St...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 5:25pm

Man on red bicycle cleaned out dollar store safe: Cops

The Philadelphia Police Department is looking for a suspect in connection with the robbery of a Dollar General in Yorktown.Cops said that on Jan. 2 around 8:10 a.m., a man entered the Dollar General at 901 West Girard Ave., five blocks from the Girard Avenue Broad Street Line stop. Authorities...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 3:57pm

Bruce Castor goes radio silent on social media after Cosby badgering

Former Montgomery County District Attorney and Commissioner Bruce Castorwas none too pleased with the volume of media attention he got after sexual assault charges were filed against Bill Cosby last week.Castor shut down his Facebook and Twitter accounts not long after postinga Facebook screed...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 1:39pm

Philly declares Code Blue emergency as temperatures dangerously plunge

The mild winter is decidedly over, and Philadelphia city officials are responding by declaring a Code Blue."During extremely bitter cold conditions," the officials explained, "the City implements extraordinary measures to preserve the lives of chronically homeless individuals.""We have had a mild...

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 8:23pm

Parents accused of leaving kids in cold car while they gambled at casino

A New Jersey couple was arrested on Saturdayafter cops say they left their three children unattended in a vehicle while they gambled at a suburban Philadelphia casino.FOX29 reported that cops sayJarrett Evan Nelson and Ebony Walker "left three children, aged 1, 3 and 8, in the car for one hour and...

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 6:17pm

Cops: Ogontz bodega robbed at gunpoint

Philadelphia Police are looking for a suspect they say robbed a bodega in the city's Ogontz neighborhood.Cops said that around 8:15 p.m. onMonday,Dec. 28, a man entered the Rodriguez Mini Mart at 2067 Medary Avenue. Authorities alleged that, once inside,the man pulled a handgun and demanded money...

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 4:23pm

Kane deputy wants emails back from Porngate prosecutor

A high-ranking official hired by Attorney General Kathleen Kane's predecessor may be trying to derail her efforts to air her office’s dirty laundry, the special prosecutor in the case charged.First Deputy Attorney General Bruce Beemer, who was hired by former acting AG Linda Kelly and is the...

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 11:14am

Outgoing Philly police chief: Sometimes murderers walk free

The streets of Philadelphia see more than their fair share of murders. But even when a killer's identity isknown, it's no guarantee detectives will be able to make an arrest, due to the police department's struggles with a lack of witness cooperation.There were 277 murders in Philadelphia in 2015,...

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 5:00am

Mummers face backlash for 'brownface,' anti-gay incidents

The Mummers’ attempts to improve their reputation for diversity with the inclusion of new ethnic dance divisions this year were completely overshadowed by incidents of racist and homophobic content by some parade participants, as well as a protest that ended in two arrests.Mayor-elect Jim Kenney...

Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 6:33pm

Senior citizen shot in face, goes home to put away groceries

A Northeast Philadelphia woman who was shot in the face during a daylight robbery was able to walk home and put away groceries before calling police for help. Police said the woman, 75, was walking in a driveway along the 7100 block of Erdrick Street around 10 a.m. carrying her groceries...

Friday, January 1, 2016 - 8:49am

Black Lives Matter plan to disrupt Mummers parade

The 2016 Mummers parade will be the first ever to include divisions of dancers of black and Latino heritage, as part of a move by the organization to widen its embrace of the city’s diverse culture.But local Black Lives Matter activists say that won't alter their plans to disrupt the famed...

Friday, January 1, 2016 - 12:52am

See the 'real Jim Kenney' in campaign blooper reel

As Jim Kenney's inauguration on Monday to the office of mayor draws near, the former city council member tipped his hat one more time to the people who loved the "real" Jim Kenney.A blooper reel of outtakes from the filming ofKenney'scampaign ads released Thursday show the joke-cracking,...

Friday, January 1, 2016 - 12:01am

Bicyclist killed in overnight North Philly street shooting

A bicyclist is dead after a fatal North Philadelphia shooting early Thursday morning.Police have stated that a 21-year-old on a bike was gunned down near the corner of 25th and Clearfield streets, CBS reported. RELATED:Three West Philly shootings leave two dead and one injuredOfficers found...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 10:25pm

Chip Kelly on firing: Deep regrets but 'my players mean the world to me'

Chip Kelly has finally spoken.The now former Eagles coach released a press statement this evening in the wake of his termination yesterday, reported Ian Rapoport with the NFL.RELATED: Eagles fire embattled coach Chip KellySaying he was "deeply grateful" to Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, Kelly added, "...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 7:49am

Three men knock off Rittenhouse Gap, threaten to stab employees: Cops

The Philadelphia Police Department is looking for three suspects cops say robbed the Gapoutlet the day after Christmas.On Dec. 26, three men entered the Gapoutlet store at 19th and Chestnut streets around 5:45 p.m. whereupon they "attempted to place several items of clothing inside their bags while...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 6:44am

Suspect arrested for Northeast Philly propane tank thefts

A man has been charged with the theft of more than 40 tanks of propane gas that sparked a counter-terrorism probe.Stephan Whitney, 49, of the 4500 block of Richmond Street, is charged with burglary, criminal trespass and other charges for the incidents earlier this month, police announced Wednesday...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 4:51am