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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.


Brent Staples talks about his path from Chester to a Pulitzer Prize

Brent Staples, the New York Times editorial writer who won a 2019 Pulitzer Prize last week, grew up in Chester, the second oldest in a working-class family of nine children. His father was a truck driver, his mother a homemaker. He has written about the chaos of moving seven times before eighth grad


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


Stabbing suspect wanted in Paoli, Chester County

CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (WPVI) -- Police are searching for the suspect involved in a stabbing on Monday night in Paoli, Chester County. It happened along Paoli Pike near Richmond Road just before 6 p.m.


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


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.


Police: Burglary suspect wanted in Upper Chichester Township

UPPER CHICHESTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WPVI) -- Police in Delaware County are asking for help identifying the person responsible for an Easter morning burglary. Upper Chichester Township police say a man broke into the Fresh and Easy Store on Chichester Avenue early Sunday morning.


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.


Here’s How Many Millionaires Are Living in Delaware County

The number of millionaires in Pennsylvania is growing every year, with a significant share living in Chester and Delaware counties, writes Jan Murphy for the Harrisburg Patriot-News.


Police charge Philly man in two carjackings

UPPER DARBY— A man who allegedly carjacked a woman at gunpoint in Upper Darby and attempted to carjack another person hours later in a similar way has been arrested, authorities said.


1 dead, 7 wounded in Easter shootings in Philadelphia

Philadelphia police are investigating three separate Easter Sunday shootings that left one person dead and seven others wounded. No arrests have been reported in any of the shootings.


Man Wanted For Escaping From Wilmington Corrections Center

Categories: News, Crime, Local News, KYWTV, Top Story. Man Wanted For Escaping From Wilmington Corrections Center. Ruben Bautista was being held for a burglary.


Deputy on leave after video shows him slamming teen's head to ground

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida -- A Florida sheriff placed a deputy on restricted duty Friday after cellphone video showed the deputy banging the head of a pepper-sprayed teen against the ground.


Pair facing drug, gun charges following Wilmington investigation

Two individuals are facing drug and gun charges after an investigation into the sale of marijuana, Wilmington Police announced Monday. According to authorities, detectives with the Drug, Organized Crime and Vice were investigating the activities of a residence in the 2900 block of Tatnall Street. Au


A.C. cop cleared in fatal shooting of armed man

An Atlantic City police officer has been cleared in the fatal shooting of a man who stabbed the officer last June during an encounter captured on police body cameras, prosecutors said Monday.


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


Harper angrily confronts ump, Phillies fall to Mets 5-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Bryce Harper bolted from the bench to angrily confront the plate umpire after being ejected, and it took three members of the Philadelphia Phillies to hold back the enraged slugger Monday night in a 5-1 loss to the New York Mets.


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


No Shooting, But Police Chase Man On Foot

Despite the reports that spread on social media like wildfire Monday evening, police told LevittownNow.com that there was not a shooting in Tullytown. A man bailed from a car that was stopped by officers near the Arby’s in the Levittown Town Center around 6:30 p.m.


Brown, Sixers look to net knockout punch in Game 5

CAMDEN, N.J. — The 76ers didn't want to slip past the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the playoffs. They didn't want to survive. They didn't want to back into the second round.