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  • Police: 2 babies found dead had autopsies performed

    November 15, 2015 2:04 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police say a medical examiner said that autopsies had previously been performed on two babies whose bodies were found next to a Philadelphia used car lot. Homicide detectives are investigating what happened to the baby boy and girl who were found in the Kensington neighborhood just before 10:30... more »
  • Autopsy: Crime spree slaying suspect killed self

    November 8, 2015 2:15 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Authorities say an autopsy has confirmed that a man suspected in a North Carolina double slaying died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after police seeking another man stumbled upon him at a Philadelphia-area motel. Bensalem Public Safety Director Fred Harran said Sunday the autopsy also confirmed that 34-year-old... more »
  • Report of Halloween candy with 'needle-type' object probed

    November 1, 2015 2:52 PM

    KENNETT SQUARE - Police say needle-like objects have reportedly been found in candy handed out to trick-or-treaters in a Philadelphia suburb. The Kennett Square police department says a "needle-type item" was found inside wrapped candy bars given to five different children on Halloween night. They're urging parents to check all... more »
  • Seminary puts pope-inspired beer on tap for Francis' stay

    September 24, 2015 4:35 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A beer inspired by Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia this weekend is now on tap at the seminary where he's staying. Philadelphia Brewing Company says it's delivered a half-keg of its playfully named Holy Wooder to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Brewery owner Bill Barton says they... more »
  • 360 pounds of cocaine hidden amid pumpkins, squash seized

    September 24, 2015 11:35 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Federal agents say they seized more than 360 pounds of cocaine found in a shipment of Costa Rican pumpkins and squash at the Port of Philadelphia. Authorities say the Sept. 17 discovery was the port's eighth-largest cocaine seizure to date. Officials say the drugs, which have... more »
  • Pope wrapping up Cuba trip ahead of US flight

    September 22, 2015 9:18 AM

    SANTIAGO, Cuba- In his final formal event in Cuba, the pope has called on Cubans to strengthen the bonds of family, which he calls "true spaces of freedom." He says the breakup of families fragments societies or makes them uniform. He says that in both cases, "people turn into... more »
  • Thousands of bicyclists undress for Philadelphia ride

    August 29, 2015 5:24 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around Philadelphia to promote fuel conservation and positive body image. The Philly Naked Bike Ride featured people sporting masks, underwear, body paint or nothing at all. The 12-mile ride through the City of Brotherly Love is... more »
  • New Jersey brewer releasing Pope Francis-inspired beer

    August 14, 2015 8:36 AM

    CAPE MAY, N.J.- A New Jersey brewery is releasing a limited edition beer to commemorate Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia next month. Cape May Brewing Co. co-owner Ryan Krill says his company is brewing 500 gallons of YOPO, or "You Only Pope Once." The pope-inspired beer is a hoppy pale... more »
  • Last flight for US Airways designated

    July 10, 2015 10:33 PM

    DALLAS- US Airways will fly its last flight under that name in the fall. It'll be flight 434 departing from San Francisco and bound for Philadelphia on Oct. 18. The US Airways website will also go dark. Then the airport signs and kiosks will be changed to American Airlines.... more »
  • Ten people hit by shotgun birdshot

    June 21, 2015 6:05 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police say 10 people were injured at a Philadelphia cookout when they were hit by birdshot from a shotgun, and two men are being sought. Witnesses told police that the suspects fired down a block in West Philadelphia's Belmont neighborhood with a shotgun at least once shortly before... more »
  • Amtrak trains heading south out of NYC again

    May 18, 2015 7:51 AM

    PHILADELPHIA- Amtrak trains are moving south out of New York again first time since the deadly crash last week. The first train left the Manhattan station about 5:30 a.m. Monday. Amtrak officials had said that trains along the busy Northeast Corridor from Washington to Boston would resume service Monday in... more »
  • Amtrak service through Philadelphia won't resume Monday

    May 15, 2015 3:19 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Amtrak now says its rail service between New York and Philadelphia will probably be suspended through Monday, while tracks and other equipment are repaired in the area where a derailment Tuesday night killed eight people. The railroad had earlier said limited service would resume Monday. The last of... more »
  • Investigators say train going 100+ mph before crash

    May 13, 2015 1:22 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Federal accident investigators say an Amtrak train was going over 100 mph prior to a derailment that killed seven people and injured about 200 others in Philadelphia. The National Transportation Safety Board said in a Twitter message that preliminary data showed the excessive speed, but further calibrations are... more »
  • Amtrak train traveling from Philadelphia to New York derails

    May 12, 2015 10:33 PM

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - An Amtrak train has crashed in Philadelphia, and several people appear to be injured. Train 188 was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night when it crashed. The front of the train was going into a turn when it shook. An Associated Press... more »
  • Woman killed by Philly duck boat

    May 9, 2015 2:56 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Authorities are seeking surveillance video to confirm witness accounts of the accident involving an amphibious tourist boat that killed a woman on a downtown Philadelphia street. Sixty-eight-year-old Elizabeth Karnicki of Beaumont, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene just before 5:30 p.m. Friday. Police said Saturday that witnesses... more »
  • Argument led to Minaj crew stabbing

    April 28, 2015 8:50 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- A judge says there's enough evidence to hold Pierce Boykin on a murder charge in the case of a stabbing that killed a member of rapper Nicki Minaj's tour. Marcus Kincy testified an argument outside a bar led to the stabbing and killing of Devon Pickett. Kincy testified... more »
  • Disgraced cop sings against collegues

    April 14, 2015 7:50 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- A disgraced Philadelphia cop testified against former colleagues and says he stole drug money and planted evidence too many times to count. Jeffrey Walker says his drug squad targeted white, "college boy.. khaki-pants types" who were "easy to intimidate." He's involved in a federal drug and police corruption... more »
  • Philadelphia hosts newly discovered art treasure

    April 8, 2015 7:55 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- Sketches by Paul Cezanne that haven't been seen since the early 20th century go on display in Philadelphia. They were discovered on the backs of two watercolors. They'll be on view in double-sided frames, with both sides visible. One is a graphite, the other a watercolor. ... more »
  • Davis leads Pelicans past 76ers, on four game win streak

    January 27, 2015 2:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Ryan Anderson scored 19 points and Eric Gordon added 13 for New... more »
  • Police shoot, kill man who tries to run them down

    December 31, 2014 2:02 AM

    UPPER DARBY, PA - Police in suburban Philadelphia have shot and killed a man who posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI agents as he tried to use his car to run down officers trying to arrest him. The man was killed Tuesday afternoon in Upper Darby... more »
  • Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings committed suicide

    December 16, 2014 2:39 PM

    PENNSBURG, PA - Prosecutors say an Iraq war veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives has committed suicide in the woods near his suburban Philadelphia home. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman says police found Bradley William Stone's body at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday about... more »
  • Bryant has 3 TD catches, Cowboys beat Eagles 38-27

    December 15, 2014 2:01 AM

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - Dez Bryant caught a career-best three touchdown catches from Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys rallied to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-27 on Sunday night after wasting a 21-0 lead. DeMarco Murray had a pair of TD runs to help the Cowboys (10-4) move ahead of the... more »
  • Pope Francis confirms trip to the United States

    November 17, 2014 11:52 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia's mayor says it's a "joyous day." Michael Nutter says the upcoming visit by Pope Francis to Philadelphia will be the largest event in the city's modern history. The pontiff confirmed today that he will make his first papal visit to the United States with the trip to... more »
  • Woman sues over breast burns

    October 29, 2014 7:43 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- A woman claims her breasts were burned by people dancing around a stripper pole who knocked over a hookah pipe with hot coals in a lounge. Katelyn Sobon sued the Trilogy Nightclub and Hookah Lounge and its owner. She claims she and a friend were in a booth... more »
  • Reward offered in shooting of pregnant woman

    September 15, 2014 7:57 PM

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA- A $40,000 reward is offered for information after a pregnant woman was hit by a stray bullet and she and her unborn child died. Someone fired at a car a block away and the bullet hit 25-year-old Megan Doto in the face on Sunday. She was... more »
  • Hamels, 3 Phils relievers combine to no-hit Braves

    September 2, 2014 8:46 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - The biggest number for Cole Hamels after six innings wasn't the zero in the hits allowed column but the 108 pitches thrown by the Philadelphia Phillies' starter. That was enough, even though it meant giving up a chance at reaching one of baseball's most special personal milestones.... more »
  • Officials: Gasoline caused mystery odor in homes

    July 14, 2014 4:07 PM

    SKIPPACK, PA - Authorities say gasoline-tainted groundwater caused the mysterious smell that led to a voluntary evacuation of about 150 homes in suburban Philadelphia. Officials say the contaminated water got into the sump pumps of the townhouses in Skippack and caused a noxious odor. Residents first reported the smell on... more »
  • Jefferson letter for sale

    May 13, 2014 7:33 PM

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA- A rare letter that provides insight into the family of Thomas Jefferson is for sale. It was written by Jefferson on July 24, 1805 to his friend and estate manager discussing the president's desire to have his Poplar Forest plantation in Virginia appraised so he could begin... more »
  • Lawyer: Boy jailed in Philly shooting not to blame

    January 19, 2014 10:33 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - The attorney for a 17-year-old boy charged with shooting two students inside a Philadelphia school gym says his client isn't responsible. Police have said they charged Raisheem Rochwell based on surveillance video and witness information from the shooting Friday afternoon at Delaware Valley Charter High School. Police say... more »
  • Man dubbed the "Swiss Cheese Pervert"

    January 16, 2014 7:31 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- A man accused of using Swiss cheese to sexually proposition unsuspecting women is under arrest and faces charges of indecent exposure, stalking and harassment. Christopher Pagano is accused of driving up to women and offering them money to put cheese on his genitals and perform a lewd act.... more »
  • Payton encouraged by Saints' road playoff win

    January 5, 2014 5:42 PM

    METAIRIE - Sean Payton says the New Orleans Saints' last-second playoff victory at Philadelphia on Saturday is even better than the 26-24 margin indicates. Coming off the first road playoff win in franchise history, the Saints play at NFC top-seed Seattle this Saturday. "Certainly when you watch the tape, the... more »
  • Eagles beat Cowboys 24-22 to take NFC East title

    December 29, 2013 10:50 PM

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Nick Foles threw two touchdown passes, NFL rushing champion LeSean McCoy had 131 yards and a receiving score and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys 24-22 in a win-or-go-home game for the NFC East title Sunday night. The Cowboys (8-8), with Kyle Orton filling in two... more »
  • Back from the dead

    August 23, 2013 8:02 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- A big oops for a son and a friend who identified the body of a woman who turned out to be alive. Sharolyn Jackson came home two weeks after her family held a funeral and burial. Authorities says Jackson was identified by her son and a social worker who... more »
  • Cooper back with Eagles after excused absence

    August 6, 2013 10:25 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Riley Cooper has returned to the Philadelphia Eagles after he was caught on video using a racial slur and given four days off. The team says Cooper is expected to be at practice Tuesday. The Eagles and Patriots are to hold a joint practice. The wide receiver was... more »
  • Eagles' WR Maclin tears ACL

    July 27, 2013 6:33 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has torn the ACL in his right knee and could miss the season. Maclin went down at the end of a non-contact drill Saturday in the team's second full practice under new coach Chip Kelly and appeared in pain while on the ground... more »
  • Phillies' Revere will have surgery, miss 6-8 weeks

    July 15, 2013 9:36 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Phillies center fielder Ben Revere will have surgery Tuesday on his broken right foot and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. Revere broke his foot on a foul ball before hitting into a double play to end Philadelphia's 5-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox... more »
  • Drugs in baby bottle

    July 2, 2013 7:44 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- A man was convicted of murder for putting heroin and methadone in his baby's bottle to calm him, killing the boy. Orlando Rosado didn't testify at his non-jury trial but his lawyer contends it was an accident while Rosado was having a heroin relapse. The judge says she convicted... more »
  • Mom saves the day

    May 15, 2013 8:01 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- A 14-month old girl got a cut on the head and went to the hospital after her quick-thinking mom rescued her from the tracks of a train station in west Philadelphia. Surveillance video shows the girl's stroller rolling off the platform and falling onto the tracks. Her mom jumped... more »
  • Convicted Pa. abortion doctor gets life in prison

    May 14, 2013 3:38 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies who were born alive has agreed to give up his right to an appeal and will be spared a potential death sentence. Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the deaths of the babies who were... more »
  • Authorities accused of letting priest flee

    April 3, 2013 7:40 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- A lawsuit accuses church and local authorities of letting a Philadelphia-area priest flee to Poland during a sex-abuse investigation that stalled. The suit says the priest assaulted a woman last year while he was counseling her. The priest is not named because he could not be reached for comment.... more »
  • Archbishop allows coed football

    March 14, 2013 7:34 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- The Catholic sports league can field coed football teams after a decision by the Archbishop of Philadelphia. The decision comes in response to a request by an eleven-year-old girl who's been playing football with boys since kindergarten. Caroline Pla has played the past two years in a Catholic Youth... more »
  • Exterminator charged with strangling Pa. doctor

    January 25, 2013 2:45 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - The pediatrician ran some errands, then returned to her downtown Philadelphia rowhouse to meet with an exterminator about a rodent problem. It was there, police say, that something went "terribly wrong." Authorities say the exterminator got into an argument with Dr. Melissa Ketunuti, then strangled her,... more »
  • Eagles place Foles on IR, Sign DT Dixon

    December 26, 2012 10:31 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles have placed quarterback Nick Foles on injured reserve and signed defensive tackle Antonio Dixon to a two-year contract. Foles broke his hand in last Sunday's loss to Washington. Michael Vick will start the final game of the season against the New York Giants on Sunday.... more »
  • Eagles fire defensive line coach Jim Washburn

    December 3, 2012 10:38 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - The foundering Philadelphia Eagles have fired defensive line coach Jim Washburn as they try to fix a broken pass defense amid an eight-game losing streak. Eagles coach Andy Reid on Monday announced former defensive line coach Tommy Brashear is replacing Washburn. The Eagles hired Washburn before last season,... more »
  • Obama to paint Republicans as obstacles to a deal

    November 30, 2012 7:47 AM

    WASHINGTON - During his visit to the Philadelphia area today, President Barack Obama is planning on insisting on higher taxes for the top two percent of earners. That's according to White House officials, who say Obama will cast Republicans as an obstacle to a deal that would avoid the "fiscal... more »
  • Superhero Brees looks to save Saints season

    November 2, 2012 4:53 PM

    METAIRIE - Drew Brees dressed as Iron Man for Halloween. He may have to play like a superhero to save the season for New Orleans. With the Saints (2-5) hindered by a historically poor defense and nonexistent running game, all eyes are on Brees to find some way to turn... more »
  • Infant missing since grandmother's killing is dead

    October 26, 2012 12:41 PM

    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - An infant girl who disappeared from her family's suburban Philadelphia apartment earlier this week has been found dead, and a family friend is charged in her death and her grandmother's killing. Ten-month-old Saanvi Venna had been missing since Monday, the day her 61-year-old grandmother was... more »
  • Pa. bag handler charged in theft of new $100 bills

    October 24, 2012 12:47 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Federal authorities in Philadelphia say an airport baggage handler has been charged with stealing $20,000 in a new type of $100 bill never released to the public. Prosecutors say Alex Price was working Oct. 11 when a US Airways flight arrived from Dallas carrying millions of dollars in... more »
  • Police: Pa. dad left daughter, 1, to go rob homes

    October 12, 2012 1:00 PM

    BROOKHAVEN, Pa. - Police say a man left his 1-year-old daughter home alone while he tried to break into neighbors' houses in a Philadelphia suburb. Authorities say it happened Wednesday morning in Brookhaven. They say 20-year-old Arthur Langley was arrested after a resident called 911 to report a suspicious person.... more »
  • Man dies amid brawl at wedding in downtown Philly

    October 8, 2012 11:12 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police say a man has been charged in connection with a big brawl that broke out among people attending two different wedding receptions in a downtown Philadelphia hotel. The fight involving dozens of people happened early Sunday in the Society Hill neighborhood. Police say a 57-year-old suffered a... more »
  • Developer ticks off city by cleaning up lot

    September 24, 2012 7:20 PM

    Trouble is brewing next to a coffee house in Philadelphia after the owner cleared a vacant lot next to the business. The lot is owned by the city and has been empty for decades. Ori Feibush owns the next door coffee shop and he's also a developer who cleared the... more »
  • 'Black Madam' charged in buttocks injection death

    July 24, 2012 12:59 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A woman who calls herself the "Black Madam" is charged with murder in the death of a London tourist police say died from a buttocks-enhancing silicone injection at a Philadelphia airport hotel. Philadelphia police say Padge Windslowe was arrested Monday night and charged with third-degree murder in last... more »
  • Report: Penn St. officials concealed sex abuse to avoid bad publicity

    July 12, 2012 2:27 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - An internal investigation into the child sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State concludes that top school officials, including longtime football coach Joe Paterno, hushed up allegations against Jerry Sandusky for fear of bad publicity. Former FBI Director Louis Freeh says the investigation he headed found that "the... more »
  • Pa. high school puts itself up for sale on eBay

    July 2, 2012 12:38 PM

    LANGHORNE, Pa. - Forget magazine drives and candy sales. A cash-strapped high school near Philadelphia hopes to raise money by auctioning itself on eBay. Officials at The Learning Center in Langhorne, Pa., are seeking bids starting around $600,000 to offset steep budget cuts. The eBay listing describes the public alternative... more »
  • 76ers even up series with Celtics

    May 24, 2012 7:12 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Jrue Holiday scored 20 points, and Elton Brand had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the tough-and-determined Philadelphia 76ers past the Celtics, 82-75 on Wednesday night to send the Eastern Conference semifinals back to Boston for Game 7. No team has won consecutive games in a... more »
  • Railroad worker crushed by paper

    May 18, 2012 8:02 PM

    A railroad engineer was crushed to death by a roll of newsprint that fell out of a boxcar near Philadelphia. It was at the printing plant that produces the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News. The newspaper company says the worker was below the platform to offload the 18-hundred... more »
  • Dancer: $1,000 buttocks enhancement damaged lungs

    May 17, 2012 12:50 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A woman who calls herself the "Black Madam" has been ordered to stand trial in Philadelphia on allegations she administered illegal buttocks injections. Forty-two-year-old Padge Windslowe is charged with aggravated assault and deceptive practices. At a preliminary hearing Wednesday, an exotic dancer testified that she paid $1,000 for... more »
  • Priest-abuse jury hears about bizarre Passion play

    April 18, 2012 12:42 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia jury is hearing about Catholic schoolboys who said they had to strip before a priest and endure whippings as they played Christ in a Passion play. Prosecutors pursuing a child-endangerment case against a church official say the Rev. Thomas Smith remained in ministry despite those 2002... more »
  • 2 firefighters killed in warehouse fire

    April 9, 2012 11:35 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Two Philadelphia firefighters are dead after a wall collapsed on them while they fought a massive early-morning warehouse fire. They were inside a furniture store adjacent to the vacant warehouse when a wall collapsed and trapped them. The two firefighters killed were 60-years-old and 25 years old. Hot... more »
  • Man tries to board plane with fireworks

    March 29, 2012 11:48 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police at Philadelpha International Airport are holding a man who tried to board a plane with fireworks in his backpack. Police say a suspicious item was spotted in his carry-on luggage early this morning. One officer said the items appeared to be fireworks and may have been accidentally... more »
  • Towing War leads to Prison

    March 28, 2012 7:41 PM

    A dispute over turf between tow truck drivers in Philadelphia led to the conviction of a former driver for running over man who worked for a rival company. Glen McDaniel got life in prison with no parole for killing Ray Santiago. Surveillance video showed McDaniel repeatedly running over Santiago, even... more »
  • Police: Philly couple starved, fatally beat son

    March 23, 2012 12:26 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A former foster mother of a 6-year-old Philadelphia boy allegedly starved and fatally beaten by his parents says they should not have had custody. Police said Khalil Wimes weighed less than 30 pounds when he died Monday of blunt-force trauma to the head. Alicia Nixon is the child's... more »
  • Buttocks Enlargment Injections

    March 16, 2012 7:48 PM

    A woman in Philadelphia who calls herself the "Black Madam" and was arrested for giving illegal buttocks-enhancements injections got her bail lowered. Padge Windslowe's bail was reduced from $10 million to $750,000 but its not clear if she can post it. She's charged with aggravated assault and deceptive practices. Police... more »
  • Elderly Father Starved

    March 15, 2012 7:50 PM

    A man in Philadelphia is accused of starving his 82-year-old father to death and when his body was found, it weighed 79 pounds. Thomas Hauck called paramedics about his mother being sick and they found the father's body. Hauck told them, Leonard Hauck, had died several days earlier and he... more »
  • Driver arrested after crashing onto airport runway

    March 1, 2012 4:15 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia International Airport was closed after a driver crashed his SUV through a fence and drove up and down a runway. 24-year-old Kenneth Richard Mazik was immediately arrested. He is charged with DWI, reckless endangerment, and other counts. The airport was closed for 30 minutes,... more »
  • Police: Philly woman gave illegal butt injections

    March 1, 2012 12:31 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia police say a woman accused of giving illegal buttocks-enhancement injections is a "person of interest" in the death of a tourist who underwent one of the procedures last year. Police say Padge Victoria Windslowe was arrested Wednesday night as she prepared to host a "pumping party" where... more »
  • Pa. man in tattoo-for-sex case faces more charges

    February 23, 2012 12:53 PM

    BRISTOL, Pa. - A Philadelphia-area man already charged with trading a tattoo for sex with an underage girl and sexually assaulting more than a dozen children is now facing additional charges. Thirty-five-year-old Walter Meyerle was arraigned Wednesday on charges related to the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl starting in... more »
  • Pa. man murdered over dog waste

    February 16, 2012 11:27 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Murder charges have been filed against a man Philadelphia police say shot his neighbor during an argument over dog waste. Officers say on Tuesday 46-year-old Franklin Manuel Santana asked 27-year-old Tyrirk Harris to pick up after his dogs, who had defecated in Santana's yard. A witness... more »
  • Philadelphia abortion doctor's wife pleads guilty

    December 13, 2011 12:53 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - The wife of a Philadelphia doctor has admitted performing illegal abortions at a filthy clinic that authorities describe as a "house of horrors." Court documents indicate Pearl Gosnell pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges including performing two late-term abortions. Gosnell is the wife of Kermit Gosnell, who is charged... more »
  • Dad Sentenced for Child Starvation

    October 20, 2011 7:37 PM

    A father who abandoned his 14-year-old daughter to the custody of her unfit mother in Philadelphia faces 21/2 to 5 years in prison because she starved to death. In addition, two social workers who failed Danieal Kelly got the same sentence. Daniel Kelly left his daughter in a squalid apartment... more »
  • Police: Pa. Facebook target likely slain over pot

    August 18, 2011 12:42 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police near Philadelphia say a man who was shot earlier this week was likely killed for selling bad drugs, not because his girlfriend sought out a hitman on Facebook. Police in Upper Darby on Thursday charged a man with carjacking the vehicle involved in Monday night's shooting... more »
  • Police: Target of Facebook hit fatally shot

    August 16, 2011 12:12 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia man whose former girlfriend allegedly offered $1,000 on Facebook for someone to kill him has been gunned down hours after a judge upheld felony charges against his ex and the teen who allegedly offered to kill him. Police say 22-year-old Corey White was shot Monday... more »
  • Pa. pastor charged with flashing 2 women

    August 10, 2011 12:31 PM

    DRESHER, Pa. (AP) - A Methodist pastor has stepped down from his suburban Philadelphia church after being accused of exposing himself to two women. Authorities say 46-year-old Richard Rogers flashed women on two separate occasions. He was arrested Monday and resigned his post at Jarrettown United Methodist Church... more »
  • Philly woman gets 11 months for spouse kidnap plot

    July 21, 2011 12:22 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia woman upset about her household allowance will spend 11 months in prison for plotting a fake kidnapping to extort money from her husband. Authorities say Yudeka Valdez complained her estranged husband wasn't making payments on her Mercedes. They say she told the supposed kidnappers... more »
  • Philly judge has robe stolen while in men's room

    July 7, 2011 11:13 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - A sticky-fingered person might be wandering the streets of Philadelphia in a flowing judicial robe. A municipal judge on Wednesday said he had his official garb taken from the robing room at the city courthouse while he was in the men's room. Judge Joseph Waters Jr.... more »
  • 'Jackass' star Ryan Dunn dies in fiery Pa. crash

    June 20, 2011 12:20 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police in southeastern Pennsylvania say "Jackass" cast member Ryan Dunn has died of injuries sustained in a fiery car crash, and speed may have been a factor. West Goshen Township police say Dunn and a passenger died after his 2007 Porsche left the roadway and burst into... more »
  • White Teachers Sue over Teaching Black Children Remark

    May 17, 2011 7:26 PM

    Four white teachers in Philadelphia sued claiming racial bias in federal court saying a black principal suggested they were unfit to teach black students. The teachers work at a predominantly black school in the East Falls neighborhood. They say a former principal had them read an article that said "white... more »
  • Misaddressed marijuana goes to elderly Pa. couple

    April 25, 2011 12:44 PM

    UPPER DARBY, Pa. - Police say an elderly Pennsylvania couple was the unintended recipient of a very seedy delivery: a five-pound brick of marijuana. Police in Upper Darby, just outside Philadelphia, say the couple paid little attention to the package when it was delivered last week. Not recognizing... more »
  • Bling on a Dress for a Handsome Price

    March 8, 2011 7:25 PM

    If you've got $14-thousand to spare, diamonds could be a girl's BFF on a custom made gown with sewn-in stones. An online retailer outside Philadelphia has already sold two of them which have hundreds of diamonds hand-sewn onto the bodice. They take three-weeks to make. The gown is touted as... more »
  • Cops: Pa. pizzaria owner left mice at rival shops

    March 1, 2011 1:16 PM

    UPPER DARBY, Pa. - A pizzeria owner with mice problems he blamed on competitors tried to sabotage two rival shops by dumping mice in them Monday, authorities in suburban Philadelphia said. Upper Darby police said a man walked into Verona Pizza on Monday afternoon and asked to use the... more »
  • Pa. teacher strikes nerve with 'lazy whiners' blog

    February 16, 2011 12:37 PM

    FEASTERVILLE, Pa. - A high school English teacher in suburban Philadelphia has become an icon by daring to ask in no delicate terms: Why are today's students unmotivated - and what's wrong with calling them out? Thirty-year-old Natalie Munroe was suspended from her job in the middle-class Central Bucks... more »
  • Woman dies after buttocks injection at Pa. hotel

    February 9, 2011 11:34 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police say they're investigating the death of a 20-year-old woman who had a silicone injection into her buttocks at a hotel near the Philadelphia airport. Detectives say the woman and three companions had traveled from London and were staying at the Hampton Inn in southwest Philadelphia. ... more »

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