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Wildwood mayor: I won’t stop playing Kate Smith on the boardwalk

A New Jersey Shore town is sticking by the late singer Kate Smith, even as the Flyers and the New York Yankees have distanced themselves from her over questions about racist lyrics from more than 80 years ago.


Driver crashes into Pearle Vision store in Montgomery County

UPPER PROVIDENCE TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- A driver smashed her car into a Pearle Vision store in Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County. Chopper 6 was over the scene inside the Shoppes at Upper Providence shopping center.


What’s the story behind those Kate Smith songs with racist lyrics?

Until last week, Kate Smith was an unlikely, miraculously enduring sports and music institution. Decades after the peak of popularity for “The Songbird of the South” had passed, her version of “God Bless America” lived on.


Loved Ones Mourn Philly Couple Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Chain Reaction Crash

Loved ones are mourning a husband and wife who were killed by a hit-and-run driver during a multi-vehicle, chain reaction crash in Philadelphia’s Bustleton neighborhood. Carmen Ruiz, 48, and her husband, Juan Lopez Rivera, 50, were inside a 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor traveling on Bustleton Avenue and


5 New Abington Area Properties For Sale

ABINGTON, PA — On the hunt for a new house nearby, but tired of seeing the same old property listings again and again? With our weekly list of new homes in your area, you can be sure you're not missing anything.


Armed Burglar Shoots Father, Son Inside Philly Home

A father and his 12-year-old son are recovering after they were both shot by an armed burglar inside their Philadelphia home Monday night. The 33-year-old man and his son returned to their home on the 5200 block of Marlowe Street around 10 p.m. when they spotted a burglar inside, police said. The su


Abington Township police briefs: Week of April 21

DUI >> Jerome Scott, 30, of Thomson Road, Abington, has been charged with driving under the influence and a lane violation following a traffic stop Feb. 24 at Old Welsh Road and Coolidge Avenue, police said.


Flyers remove statue of late singer Kate Smith

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of late singer Kate Smith outside NHL team's arena Sunday, two days after covering it amid allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America."


Five years after discovery, PFAS concerns continue in Bucks and Montgomery counties

Steve Vernik’s house sits empty. It’s gone unsold for months, a pariah on the real estate market. There’s little doubt in his mind it’s because of the toxic chemicals in his drinking water, bubbling up from a private well on the property, located at the southern tip of Warwick. After drinking bottle


Witnesses: Good Samaritans rescue woman who drove SUV into Schuylkill River

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Good Samaritans jumped into action after a woman intentionally drove her SUV into the Schuylkill River on Sunday, witnesses told Action News. Emergency crews were called just before 4 p.m. Sunday to Kelly Drive near Midvale Avenue in Fairmount Park.


Yankees have no use for Gio Gonzalez

Gio Gonzalez was released from his minor league contract with the New York Yankees. The 33-year-old lefthander agreed to the deal in mid-March. If added to the 40-man roster, he would have received a $3 million salary while in the major leagues and the chance to earn $9 million in performance bonuse


Nets veteran Jared Dudley clarifies his comments about Ben Simmons

Brookln Nets forward Jared Dudley has clarified his comments about Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons. According to Dudley, he meant no disrespect when he called Simmons an average player in the halfcourt set.


Harper gets tossed as Phillies fall to Mets

Jeff McNeil had two hits, including a solo home run, to lift the host New York Mets past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Monday. The Phillies, who managed only three hits, saw right fielder Bryce Harper get ejected in the fourth inning while arguing from the dugout.


Lane Johnson doesn't like Donovan McNabb's comments on Carson Wentz, calls McNabb a 'snake'

On Saturday, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb appeared on CBS Radio and made a comment about current Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. We’re not even sure you can call it a criticism, really — McNabb said Wentz hasn’t proven anything yet after not being able to finish the 2017 an


LI Man Drove To Pennsylvania For Sex With 13-Year-Old: Police

HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP, PA — A Long Island man has been arrested after police said he made several trips to Bucks County, Pennsylvania to meet a 13-year-old for sex. Matthew Veltri, 26, of Massapequa Park, faces numerous charges. Veltri met the victim over a social media app, according to authorities. He


Sharon Hill man shoots toddler, kills girlfriend and himself

SHARON HILL — An 18-year-old woman is dead and her 11-month-old son is hospitalized after both were shot by the child’s father before he turned the gun on himself, police said.


Police Need Public’s Help Locating Major Bradley, Missing 69-Year-Old Man With Dementia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing 69-year-old man with dementia. Major Bradley was last seen at 3:19 p.m. on Sunday on the 4400 block of North 9th Street in the city’s Hunting Park section.


Police ID Man Killed Along New Falls Road

The man who was killed after being struck by two vehicles last week has been identified. Ronald Marsonoski, 42, of Levittown, was pronounced deceased after being struck by a gray Nissan Altima and then a black Ford Fusion last Sunday around 8:40 p.m. The crash happened in the 6000 block of New Falls


Atlantic County Prosecutor: Police shooting after knife attack justified

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Prosecutors say a New Jersey police officer was legally justified in shooting and killing a man after what authorities called an unprovoked stabbing at an accident scene last year.


Police Searching For 2 Suspects Who Allegedly Hit Victim In Face With Glass Bottle Along JFK Boulevard

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are looking for two suspects wanted for an assault in Center City. The incident happened in February along the JFK Boulevard, but they just released the video Monday afternoon.