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Starbucks sales in April were not affected by protests over the arrests of two black men at Philadelphia cafe, CEO Kevin Johnson says. Johnson was praised for his swift response, which included flying to meet the two men at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. The company plans to shut its company-owed cafes ...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- A judge on Friday ordered Bill Cosby to remain in his suburban Philadelphia home and be fitted with a GPS monitor until he is sentenced on sexual assault charges. Judge Steven O'Neill's request was filed Friday, a day after a jury found Cosby guilty of drugging and molesting Andrea ...

"Three days after a coyote was captured by police in Philadelphia and released nearby at the 1,600-acre Pennypack Park, a coyote was captured in Philadelphia by the Game Commission," said a statement posted on Facebook. "The animal was displaying behavior consistent with being habituated to ...
In a ruling Thursday, the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records gave officials with the Commerce Department and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. 30 days to release their bid to host the planned corporate campus — with financial incentives intact — to Megan Shannon, a citizen who sought ...
There may be no truth to the rumor that when Philadelphia put forth its proposal to attract mega-retailer Amazon's second corporate headquarters, city honchos offered to name the new campus location the "Philadelphia inferiority complex." But the over-the-top gushing over being "selected" as one of 20 ...
Neighbors in a Philadelphia neighborhood recognized the man whose body was found wrapped in a blanket and placed on a sidewalk overnight. Philadelphia police found the unresponsive victim, partially wrapped in a blanket on a grassy area just off W Stenton Avenue near N Lambert Street, after being ...

Philadelphia police are investigating a disturbing find in Rittenhouse Square. Action News is told someone found a body in the park along the 200 block of South 18th Street around 4 a.m. Friday. Officers found drug paraphernalia near the body of a homeless man believed to be 50 years old. They do not ...
Two Philadelphia teachers have won National Liberty Museum's “Teacher As Hero” awards. Tony Rocco, a middle school photography teacher at Stetson Charter School, founded Photography Without Borders, a nonprofit that matches Philadelphia students with students in Colombia. Derek Stevenson, a ...
NEW YORK (AP) — A notorious Philadelphia mob boss pleaded guilty to an illegal betting charge on Friday before taking the occasion to make a bold prediction about his home town team's chances in the NBA playoffs. Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino, whose lawyer has called him a degenerate gambler, ...
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In a city rich with history, a group of preservationists is in a race against the clock to save one of the oldest buildings in Philadelphia. The Lower Dublin Academy, built around 1800, could go to sheriff's sale as early as September, if relief doesn't come soon. With the blessing of the ...
Police say a teenage girl was stabbed by another teen in the East Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia during a fight that began over a social media post. ... It had nothing to do with school, because the perpetrator and the victim do not go to the same school," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
Parks on Tap (April 25-Sept: 30): The traveling community beer garden created by Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation in partnership with FCM Hospitality will be back for a third season, the longest to date, running for 23 weeks. It will start at the Azalea Garden at noon April ...
New Philly Board of Education members announced. Chad Pradelli reports during Action News at 12:30 p.m. on April 4, 2018. (WPVI). SHARE. share · tweet · share · email. WPVI. Wednesday, April 04, 2018 01:41PM. PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --. Mayor Jim Kenney announced the members of the new Philadelphia Board of ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An out-of-control trash truck smashed into a row of parked cars along a residential street in Philadelphia, but no injuries have been reported. Neighbors say they heard a series of loud booms around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday that caused them to bolt out of bed. Outside, they found a ...
The service was already expected to begin operating in Philadelphia itself, with Amazon's Prime Now L.L.C. unit receiving a permit in February to operate a food business at a 68,000-square-foot industrial building at 41st and Chestnut Streets in West Philadelphia. The job descriptions on Amazon's ...
Only a few months into filming, “Journey: The Jewish Philadelphia Story” is still a work in progress, and a sweeping one. Katz, founder of the Center City-based History Making Productions, is examining the region's evolution over centuries into the seventh largest Jewish population center in America, and ...
The Villanova men's basketball team will once again parade through Center City Philadelphia to celebrate their second NCAA national championship win in three years. The Wildcats will parade down Market Street from 20th Street to Philadelphia City Hall starting at 11 a.m. Thursday, Villanova president ...

The Morning After: Three stars, five takeaways from the Avalanche's loss to Philadelphia .... Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) gets a glove in the face at the end of regulation during a scrum against the Philadelphia Flyers on ... Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Colorado Avalanche 2-1.
PHILADELPHIA — When Wi-Fi kiosks first appeared on New York City streets, homeless men huddled to gawk at pornography, privacy protesters taped over the machine's security cameras, and digital libertarians feared that the provider was harvesting data from unsuspecting users. As soon as September ...
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has ruled that Uber did not violate antitrust laws in another setback to the traditional taxi industry. In a 26-page decision for the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Judge Marjorie Rendell wrote even if Uber “inundated the Philadelphia taxicab ...
Benjamin Franklin, Philadelphia's favorite son, described his city's stormwater problem well: By “covering a ground plot with buildings and pavements, which carry off most of the rain and prevent its soaking into the Earth and renewing and purifying the Springs … the water of wells must gradually grow ...
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Over 100 firefighters are battling a massive multi-alarm fire at a North Philadelphia church on Thursday afternoon that caused dozens to evacuate the area. Fifty trucks and 120 firefighters are working to contain the blaze at the Original Apostolic Faith Church of the Lord Jesus ...
On Thursday, a jury found Shawn Yarbray not guilty in last year's stabbing of Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh. The councilman was stabbed last May during a botched robbery attempt outside his Southwest Philadelphia home. Jurors deliberated less than 24 hours before rendering a verdict.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Thursday was National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Across the country, those who served during the Vietnam War were recognized for their service, decades after coming home to a divisive nation. After the anthem and brief remarks from leaders inside the Fraternal Order of Police ...
That's because even though the students were in Philadelphia – a city on the Eastern Seaboard that's home to the famed Boathouse Row on the Schuylkill River – few had ever been in a small boat, and probably none had been out on the ocean. Mr. Pagon was determined to find a way to introduce more ...
Duren himself faces federal charges in California, accused of stealing money from drug dealers while working for DHS – money that prosecutors say he laundered through his Philadelphia property holdings and used to purchase some of the properties Granite Hill continues to rent to tenants in the city, ...
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia is honoring dozens of outstanding teachers at the annual Lindback Awards ceremony Tuesday evening at the Prince Theater. For the last decade, the Lindback Foundation has been recognizing the best Philadelphia School District teachers. Among this year's 59 ...
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PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge in Philadelphia has awarded $4.6 million to a group of erotic dancers after a jury agreed that the women were cheated out of their wages and tips at a Philadelphia club. Dancer Priya Verma filed a class-action suit in 2013 against the Penthouse Club. The suit alleged that ...
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Department of Licenses and Inspections has revealed the North Philadelphia property where three people were killed in a fire to be an “illegal boarding house” with a disturbing past. Equally disturbing, federal charges currently being faced by the said owner of the building ...
"There was a second mayday call for missing firefighters as a result of the building collapse," said Philadelphia Fire Dept. ... "I can say on behalf of all of the members of the Philadelphia Fire Department that while we can never share the family's pain, this is extremely upsetting to us," said Thiel. Fire officials ...
Two Philadelphia zip codes are ranked among the nation's most gentrified, according to a recent study on gentrification. Researchers noted that the 19123 and 19146 zip codes place fourth and eighth in the nation's ranking of gentrified zip codes, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Top row: Orissa El-Adams, W. D. Kelley Elementary; Alan Tso, Furness High School; Anna Kates, Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush; Bottom row: Stephanie Burgos, H.A. Brown Elementary; Drew Orlowski, McCall Elementary; and Rebecca Yacker, Roxborough High School are among 59 Philadelphia School ...
news. — Politics. Rep. Ryan Costello retirement adds to opportunities for Democrats across Philadelphia region. Updated: March 26, 2018 — 5:20 PM EDT. 0Share; Tweet; Tumblr; Email; Comment; REPRINTS ...
The Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia, which has blamed its financial woes on the cost of complying with the federal ethanol ... A judge on Monday approved Philadelphia Energy Solutions' prepackaged plan for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, setting the stage for the troubled South ...
Will Philadelphia tax collectors demand a cut of the pay they collect while they're in town — the way they do with professional entertainers, athletes and other workers? The boss writes: “Over the course of the next two years, 2018-2019, my company will be sending several hundred employees to training ...
Long-term concerns about whether higher spending Philadelphia plans for its school district will be supported by new tax revenues joined pensions to drive its first downgrade in more than seven years. S&P Global Ratings cut Philadelphia's general obligation bond rating to A from A-plus late Friday citing ...
Bennett on Friday was indicted by a Harris County, Texas, grand jury for a felony charge of "injury to the elderly, included intentionally and knowingly, causing bodily injury to a person 65 years or older." By NBC Sports Philadelphia Staff. Published 30 minutes ago | Updated 2 minutes ago ...
“It's nice knowing that they fly from here to Dublin because once you're in Dublin you can go literally across the entire world,” Jenna McKinney said after taking Aer Lingus' first flight to Philadelphia. “Just knowing that you can go to an English speaking country, then bounce out and go back to an English ...
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) - Two men are in custody in Philadelphia after police say they fired shots at an approaching car and then led officers on a short pursuit. Darren McBeath and James Carter have been charged with aggravated assault. The incident happened last week at the intersection of ...
Philadelphia offers a cornucopia of cuisines and an extravaganza of experiences that are guaranteed to please every possible palate. Consequently, celebrating Easter in this phenomenal city encompasses everything from enjoying a comfortable family meal to the partaking of a posh dining experience to ...
Garcia, 48, was ordained in 2005, two years after a damning report by a Philadelphia grand jury had accused dozens of current and former area priests of sexual misconduct with children. Gavin said that Garcia had cleared all criminal background checks and a search for past child abuse allegations.
Man shot, critically wounded in Germantown: Tamala Edwards reports during Action News Mornings on March 23, 2018. (WPVI). WPVI. Friday, March 23, 2018 06:53AM. PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --. Police say a man was shot in the back and ran a short distance before collapsing on a sidewalk in the Germantown section of ...
In Philadelphia there was a range of 5 to 8 inches of snow. Dealing With the Nor'easter Aftermath in Chestnut ... By 10 a.m., poor conditions had already led to a tractor-trailer crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and a police-involved crash on I-95 in Philadelphia. Most malls, museums, schools and offices ...
Check out snow totals from around Philly from the fourth nor'easter to dump snow on the greater Philadelphia region in recent weeks. By Max Bennett ... And with sunny, blue skies on Thursday following Wednesday's major snow dump, let's take a look at snowfall totals from around Philadelphia. The figures ...
People will descend on Philadelphia for Saturday's March for Our Lives and that means congestion, road closures and parking restrictions. There will be parking ... “Delays can be expected during the demonstration,” the Philadelphia Mayor's Office said in a news release. “Motorists are advised to avoid the ...
The weather service went a little bonkers when it suggested at least 16 inches and “extreme impact” for Philadelphia. “We continue to need to sound the siren,” it said in a briefing Tuesday evening. In the wee hours of Wednesday, the weather service revised that projection to eight to 12 inches, which made ...
A 2018 report evaluating financial situations of populous American cities placed Philadelphia's financial health as the third worst in the country. Truth in Accounting's Financial State of the Cities report, which was released earlier this year, found that Philadelphia's taxpayers would need to contribute more ...
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In the next day or so, a Philadelphia man who spent the last 11 years in prison for a murder he may not have committed in 2007, is due to be released. As a smiling 28-year-old Dontia Patterson was led into the courtroom, close to a dozen family members, including his mother and ...
The Philadelphia population was listed as 1,580,863, according to census figures, which measured the period between July 2016 and July 2017. The last time the city registered an overall population loss was 2006, when the population dropped by 2,151 people to 1,488,710. Economists taking their first ...


 

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