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  • Officers fired upon for 2nd night in a row in Philadelphia

    September 18, 2016 3:20 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Authorities say police officers came under fire in Philadelphia for the second night in a row, but no one was injured. Police say officers noticed a 19-year-old man apparently smoking marijuana shortly before midnight Saturday in an area of central Philadelphia packed with restaurants, shops and clubs. Officers... more »
  • Anti-cop note left before deadly shooting spree

    September 17, 2016 3:57 PM

    PHILADELPHIA -Philadelphia police have identified a suspect shot and killed after officials said he ambushed one officer and injured another before killing a woman and wounding three other people during an overnight shooting spree. Commissioner Richard Ross said 25-year-old Nicholas Glenn "was hell-bent on hurting a lot of people." He... more »
  • Bill Cosby could get trial date at evidence hearing Tuesday

    September 5, 2016 11:28 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Bill Cosby could learn the date of his felony sexual assault trial when he returns to court Tuesday near Philadelphia. The 79-year-old Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting a woman he mentored at Temple University in 2004. The charges come after Cosby's deposition in her lawsuit was... more »
  • Sanders loyalists warn of party split after Clinton victory

    July 27, 2016 11:06 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Bernie Sanders loyalists believe the Democratic Party could rupture over Hillary Clinton's nomination after a volatile night that saw Sanders delegates leave the party's national convention in Philadelphia to stage a sit-in at a media tent. Protesters are rejecting Sanders' call for unity, even after the Vermont senator... more »
  • DNC apologizes for 'inexcusable remarks'

    July 25, 2016 3:51 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - The Democratic National Committee is offering its "deep and sincere apology" to Bernie Sanders, his supporters and the entire party for what it calls "the inexcusable remarks made over email." The statement from incoming interim party leader, Donna Brazile, and six other officials says the comments in... more »
  • People arrested protesting BR man's death in Philadelphia

    July 6, 2016 11:48 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - The death of a Baton Rouge man in an officer involved shooting has had a ripple effect across the country with millions voicing their frustration online and some organizing protests 1,200 miles away. Demonstrators took to the streets Wednesday night for a protest in Alton Sterling's honor.... more »
  • New play explores life, legacy of slain teen Trayvon Martin

    May 11, 2016 12:39 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A play debuting at Philadelphia's New Freedom Theatre will explore Trayvon Martin's life and the moments before his death. "The Ballad of Trayvon Martin" was co-written by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, a playwright and activist who says he could not shake the 17-year-old's fatal shooting in Sanford, Florida, in... more »
  • Cross-bearing 'Jesus' arrested at Apple store for trespass

    May 3, 2016 9:24 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - A man who calls himself "Philly Jesus" has a new cross to bear: He was arrested at a Philadelphia Apple store on a trespassing charge. Philly Jesus' real name is Michael Grant. He dresses like Jesus, carries a large cross, preaches on sidewalks and poses for photos. He... more »
  • 3 seniors charged with hazing freshman on 'No Gay Thursday'

    March 4, 2016 12:22 PM

    BERWYN, Pa. - Three senior football players at a suburban Philadelphia high school are accused of sexually assaulting a freshman on what the team called "No Gay Thursday." District Attorney Tom Hogan said Friday that three 17-year-old students at Conestoga High School held down a 14-year-old boy on Oct. 15... more »
  • Philadelphia bar offers Leap Day marriage proposal prizes

    February 29, 2016 11:24 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - A historic Philadelphia tavern is offering some Leap Day incentives to women looking to settle down. KYW-TV reports McGillin's Olde Ale House is trotting out a Leap Day tradition encouraging women to propose to men. According to Irish folklore, February 29 was the one day of the year... more »
  • Sex assault case against Cosby can proceed

    February 3, 2016 4:18 AM

    NORRISTOWN, PA.- A judge has refused to throw out the sex assault case against Bill Cosby, sweeping aside a former district attorney's claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago. With the decision Wednesday, the case now moves to a preliminary hearing to see if prosecutors... more »
  • Fiat from Pope's U. S. visit up for auction

    January 20, 2016 11:19 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - One of the two Fiats used by Pope Francis during his September visit to Philadelphia is going up for auction. The car will be up for bid as part of the Philadelphia Auto Show black tie gala on Jan. 29. Bids will be accepted in person and online.... more »
  • Philadelphia police: Officer shot while in police cruiser

    January 8, 2016 12:30 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police say the 30-year-old suspect in the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer told investigators that he opened fire in the name of Islam. Police Commissioner Richard Ross says Edward Archer pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Ross says Archer also told investigators that he believed police... more »
  • Eagles CEO says Chip Kelly didn't push to keep coaching job

    December 30, 2015 1:26 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Eagles CEO Jeffrey Lurie says Chip Kelly didn't push to keep his coaching job in their final meeting where Kelly was fired. Lurie told reporters Wednesday it was clear during the Tuesday meeting that his mind was made up and Kelly knew he was being let go. Lurie... more »
  • Bill Cosby arraigned on sex assault charge

    December 30, 2015 10:09 AM

    NORRISTOWN, PA.- Bill Cosby has been arraigned on a sex assault charge in Pennsylvania and will remain free on $1 million bail pending trial. Cosby will be fingerprinted at a police station near the Elkins Park courtroom. He did not have to enter a plea, and his next court hearing... more »
  • Philadelphia police talk tough about Star Wars spoilers

    December 17, 2015 5:04 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia's police department says it would crack down on online Star Wars spoilers if it could. A photo posted on the department's Facebook page shows two storm troopers seemingly getting arrested on South Street. The caption reads "No, posting #StarWarsForceAwakens spoilers online is not a crime. Yes, it... more »
  • 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 »

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