Woman steals oil tanker, leads police on chase from Bellmawr to Wildwood

Camille Wescott, 44, of Lawnside, Camden County, allegedly stole an oil tanker truck in Bellmawr and evaded police for eight hours until she was eventually arrested in Wildwood at a Wawa. Wescott is charged with receiving stolen property, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

IBEW Local 98 hosts ‘Women in Construction’ Camp to recruit more young women into Building Trades jobs

The event was led by IBEW Local 98’s Apprentice Training Director Michael Neill in partnership with the Training and Workforce division of the General Building & Contractors Association. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Fuel delivery driver charged with causing ‘catastrophic’ gas spill in Delaware County

George Smith, a fuel delivery driver for Lee Transport Systems, faces criminal charges for allegedly causing a gasoline spill on June 11 in Brookhaven, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said Tuesday. The spill occurred at a Gas N Go on Edgmont Avenue and resulted in the loss of wildlife and the closure of nearby…

Suspect charged in connection with hit-and-run spree across Philly, Montgomery County

The suspect who was apprehended early Wednesday morning for his alleged role in a hit-and-run spree that left one woman dead and several others injured across Philadelphia and Montgomery County is now facing multiple charges in the latter jurisdiction. Kareem Welton, 40, of Philadelphia has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault in Montgomery…

Second person charged in deadly shooting at Pat’s King of Steaks, police say

Philadelphia police have charged Jamie Frick, 36, for her alleged role in he fatal shooting of David Padro at Pat’s King of Steaks in South Philly on July 22. She is the second person charged, along with Paul Burkert, 36, of Reading, for shooting and killing Padro, 22, during an altercation at the cheesesteak shop.…

Private security guard caught on camera beating man at SEPTA turnstile

Authorities are investigating one of SEPTA’s private security guards who was caught on camera beating a 51-year-old man Tuesday afternoon at the turnstiles of the Arrott Transportation Center in Frankford. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Car belonging to missing Bucks County woman found in Philadelphia weeks after she disappeared

A car belonging to Cassandra Johnston, a 26-year-old woman who went missing from Center City in early July, was found on Woodhaven Road in Northeast Philadelphia, according to multiple reports. According to CBS3, a search party led by a private investigator found the car, a 2016 Ford Focus, while flying in a helicopter over a…

Wharton School of Business enrolls more women than men in MBA program for the first time ever

University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business will have more women than men in its incoming MBA class for the first time in the school’s 140-year history. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Police pilot program exploring alternatives to stop-and-frisk coming to Northwest Philly

A three-month pilot program focused on reforming stop-and-frisk tactics in Philadelphia will take effect in the 14th Police District starting this Sunday. Northwest Philly police officers in neighborhoods such as Germantown, Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill will be tasked with simply asking people who are engaging in minor offenses to stop what they are doing…

Philly has the best roads in the country, according to AI study of major US cities

Philadelphia topped a recent study of roads conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Transportation analysts used artificial intelligence to assess roughly 75 miles of road conditions of 20 major metropolitan areas around the country. Rounding out the top five: Jacksonville, New York City, Denver and Nashville. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution…

Gopuff raises $1 billion in new funding, bumping valuation to $15 billion

Gopuff has secured $1 billion in new investments, pushing its valuation to $15 billion. The Philadelphia-based company says it will use the new funding to expand its footprint in the U.S. and in international markets. The delivery service has nearly quadrupled in value over the last year. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution…

Longwood Gardens closes for days after truck crashes into visitor center

Longwood Gardens will be closed until Wednesday, Aug. 4 due to a tractor-trailer crash at the east side of the visitor center at the popular Kennett Square destination. Ticket purchases will be refunded for the days impacted by the closure. No serious injuries were reported in the crash, which remains under investigation. Top Featured Tags:…

Cheyney University to forgive student loan debt with COVID-19 funds

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania announced it will use its pandemic federal aid to relieve student loan debt balances from Spring 2020 to Spring 2021 — making it one of the only schools in the area to do so. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

SEPTA continues station cleaning initiative into the summer

SEPTA officials announced Friday that the 11th Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line will be closed this weekend for cleaning. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Fishtown’s Kensington National Bank building could be redeveloped with apartments

Developers are proposing a plan to redevelop the site of the former Kensington Bank Building in Fishtown, which is currently the site of a Wells Fargo Bank. A proposal would add a new building on the surface parking lot at 2 West Girard Avenue, with 59 residential units and ground floor commercial space. The bank…

How to save thousands when buying a home in Philly

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DaBaby claims not to know who Questlove is after drummer slams rapper for homophobic remarks

After Questlove criticized DaBaby for homophobic remarks made by the rapper at Miami’s Rolling Loud Music Festival, DaBaby claimed on Instagram that he didn’t even know who Questlove is – despite having performed together on “The Tonight Show.” Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Tornadoes tear up Bucks County just weeks after historic flooding

Tornados ripped through Benasalem and Solebury townships on July 29, 2021, leaving a path of destruction. Homes and businesses were destroyed, cars were overturned and power lines and trees were torn down. The severe weather also resulted in heavy flooding. Five people were injured — four of them at a Faulkner car dealership. Top Featured…

Eagles rookie DeVonta Smith takes equity stake in West Chester tech startup

Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver DeVonta Smith has taken an equity stake in LifeBrand, a West Chester-based tech company that provides online reputation management services for individuals and businesses. The Eagles struck a partnership with LifeBrand earlier this year and the deal represents Smith’s first endorsement as an NFL player. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia…

Allen Iverson is getting his own cannabis strain this fall

Allen Iverson has entered into a multi-year partnership with Viola Brands, a cannabis company founded by former NBA player and New Jersey native Al Harrington. As part of his entry into the cannabis industry, The Answer will be getting his own marijuana strain called The Iverson Collection that debuts this fall. Top Featured Tags: -…

Federal eviction moratorium expires Saturday, Kenney says there’s millions in federal aid available

The federal eviction moratorium is set to expire Saturday, and Philadelphia-area officials are pushing for residents to apply for federal rental assistance funding to avoid evictions. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

How to watch the Delta Aquariids meteor shower this Thursday

The Delta Aquariids meteor shower will peak from the Philadelphia area this Thursday and remain visible for the next few weeks. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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