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Woman Robs, Burns Man In Wheelchair: Philadelphia Police

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a woman suspected of robbing a man who uses a wheelchair and burning his legs in the process. Tanisha Woods, 35, is wanted for robbing a man on the 11000 block of Roosevelt Boulevard on Monday March 19, police said

PATCH - 2018-03-21 17:11:28

All School District of Philadelphia schools to open Thursday on two-hour delay

All School District of Philadelphia schools will open tomorrow, Thursday, March 22 on a two-hour delay. All buses will operate on a delayed schedule pushing morning pick up times back by two hours. The district asks that parents and caregivers be patient as certain yellow bus routes may experience m

6ABC.COM - 2018-03-21 22:31:07

2 men fatally shot in car in North Philadelphia identified

Police have identified two men found mortally wounded in a car in North Philadelphia. 39-year-old Bryant McCoy and 25-year-old Charles Williams, both from the 2900 block of Allegheny Avenue, were found after 4 p.m. Monday inside a silver Mazda 6 in the 2900 block of Wishart Street. Both had been sho

6ABC.COM - 2018-03-20 14:08:38

Morning Report: Winter Storm Toby Is Coming, We Swear

Good morning, Philly. Don't be deceived by the lack of snow this Wednesday a.m. - it's certainly on its way. As you likely know by now, a major nor'easter will hit Philly on Wednesday. Forecasters with the National Weather Service say that Winter Storm Toby's "main show," which is expected to bring

PHILLYMAG.COM - 2018-03-21 13:36:44

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner Helps Turn Meek Mill & Others' Nightmares Into Dreams, Cleans Up Philly's Dirty Image

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner could become the key reason Meek Mill is a free man sooner than we all think. The recently elected DA has wasted little time leaving his stamp on a slew of local criminal justice policies including a decision not to oppose everyone's favorite Dreamchaser

SOHH - 2018-03-20 23:51:45

1 dead in North Philadelphia fire, ambulance crashes on way

A fire in North Philadelphia killed one man and injured two firefighters. The fire started around midnight Wednesday on the 1800 block of North 21st Street. As the third floor of the rowhome started to collapse, a firefighter on the second floor had to be pulled from the building. He and a colleague

6ABC.COM - 2018-03-21 09:22:28

2 Philadelphia Police Officers Injured In I-95 Crash Wednesday

PHILADELPHIA - Two Philadelphia Police officers were injured in a crash on Interstate 95 that occurred Wednesday morning as a fourth nor'easter hits the Philadelphia region. According to police, the two officers were heading north on I-95 at the Washington Avenue exit at about 10 a.m. when the vehic

PATCH - 2018-03-21 15:47:45

How much snow has fallen in Philadelphia region? Latest updates

The fourth nor'easter in the past month is making its way through the Philadelphia region Wednesday, bringing a wintry mix of precipitation that's expected to shift to all snow as the day progresses. The National Weather Service is predicting eight to 12 inches of snow for Philadelphia, a decrease f

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - 2018-03-21 15:05:51

Officials see increase in fire fatalities in Philadelphia

Philadelphia fire officials say there's been a sharp increase in fire fatalities so far this year. In 2017, there were 21 confirmed fire fatalities. Already this year, there are three confirmed deaths, and seven are pending with the Medical Examiners office. Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel says the fir


Kids accused of injecting dog with cocaine in Philadelphia

Faithful Friends Animal Society says 1-year-old Peanut was found "hardly moving on the sidewalks in Philly" after kids injected her with cocaine. Faithful Friends Animal Society / Facebook PHILADELPHIA -- Authorities say a dog is recovering after it was injected with cocaine by kids in Pennsylvan


Philadelphia Wants Fewer People Arrested for Opioids Behind Bars

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and other city leaders have released a Police-Assisted Diversion plan to fight the opioid crisis without packing jails. (Published 31 minutes ago) In an effort to reduce incarceration and fight the opioid epidemic, Philadelphia's leaders are launching a program geared t


Delanco man charged with homicide in fatal crash at Route 130 jughandle

Amish Patel, 29, was arrested Friday on charges of first-degree aggravated manslaughter related to the Jan. 13 deaths of Robert Stephens, 52, and his wife, Janet, 50, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office said. WILLINGBORO - A Delanco man has been charged with two counts of homicide in connectio


South Philadelphia neighborhood fed up with narrow street

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Even though their South Philly block is getting a much-needed makeover, residents are fed up with the narrow street. Subcontractors spent Friday laying brand new sidewalks along with the 2100 block of south Mole Street. But it's what's in between those sidewalks that has


Caught on Camera: Man steals poor box from Northeast Philadelphia church

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Police say they are searching for an armed robber who hit a Sunoco, 7-Eleven topped it off with a church in Northeast Philadelphia. "They come over and they give an offering and you see they're praying for a special intention or one of their loved ones," a priest from


18 More Candidates Added to List of Potential Philadelphia School Board Appointees

Mayor Jim Kenney presented his 2017-2018 budget proposal before City Council, Thursday, Marc h 1, 2018. He asked for $900 million in new funding over the next five years for Philadelphia public schools, as well as an additional $100 million for the city police, $54 million for the fire department an


Gunman caught in shooting that left 1 dead, 3 wounded, cops say

A 27-year-old South Jersey man has been charged with murder and attempted murder nearly six months after a shooting at an Atlantic County condominium complex which left one dead and three hurt. Matthew Gonzalez (Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office) Matthew Gonzalez, of the Mays Landing section of Ha


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Philadelphia district attorney won't oppose Meek Mill's release from prison

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 15: Rapper Meek Mill attends the Meek Mill debut of Dreamchasers x PUMA Collab at New Puma Lab powered by Foot Locker at Roosevelt Mall on July 15, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for PUMA) Philadelphia district attorney, Larry Krasner, an


Grandfather shot multiple times in West Philadelphia home

A grandfather is fighting for his life after being ambushed in his home and shot multiple times in West Philadelphia, according to police. Police say the 56-year-old victim had just returned home to the 700 block of Cecil Street around 11 p.m. Wednesday after a night of bowling. As soon as he settle


Philadelphia Museum of Art shutting down Chinese galleries for refurbishment

It has been nearly half a century since the Chinese galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art have received a serious face-lift. But on April 11, six of the nine gallery rooms, located on the second floor of the landmark museum, will be shuttered until early 2019. New lighting and appointments wil