Police release photos of three more suspects in Roxborough High School shootings

Video and photos of three of the six suspects wanted in connected with the Sept. 27 shooting outside Roxborough High School were released by Philadelphia police on Wednesday. Nicholas Elizalde, 14, was killed by the gunfire and four other teens were injured. An arrest warrant has been issued for 16-year-old Dayron Burney-Thorne. The three masked…

One dead in fire at North Philly rowhome with illegal electric hookup

A fire at a rowhome in North Philadelphia that broke out early Wednesday morning has left one man dead, officials said. The Philadelphia Fire Department responded to the blaze shortly after 2:30 am along the 2600 block of N. 16th Street. The property had an illegal electric hookup and no smoke detectors. Top Featured Tags:…

Remains found a decade ago identified as 14-year-old Luzerne County girl missing since 1969

Human remains found in Luzerne County in 2012 have been identified as Joan Marie Dymond, a 14-year-old girl from Wilkes-Barre who went missing in 1969. Pennsylvania State Police are now asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for her death. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Warrant issued for 16-year-old in connection with Roxborough High School shooting

Dayron Burney-Thorne, 16, is sought for murder and related offenses for the shootings that killed Roxborough High School football player Nicholas Elizalde after practice on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Investigators are looking for five shooters and sixth person who was the getaway driver. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Johnny Bobbitt, homeless man at center of $400,000 GoFundMe scam, sentenced to probation

Johnny Bobbitt, the homeless Philadelphia man at the center of a fraudulent GoFundMe scheme that raised $400,000, was sentenced Monday to three years of probation, federal prosecutors in New Jersey announced. Bobbitt pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering for his role in the scheme, alongside Kaitlyn McClure and Mark…

Former Eagle LeGarrette Blount apologizes for punches thrown after youth football game

Former Philadelphia Eagles running back Legarrette Blount apologized for his role in a fight after a youth football game in Arizona on Saturday night. Blount, 35, is a coach for the 12-and-under GCYFC Gators in Gilbert. Video obtained by TMZ showed Blount throw punches at an opposing coach after the game. On Twitter, Blount took…

Rare pearl found by Phoenixville couple in clam at Rehoboth Beach restaurant appraised at $4,071

A rare purple pearl that a Chester County couple found in a clam while vacating in Rehoboth Beach in August has been appraised at a value of $4,071. The non-nacreous pearl was authenticated by the Gemological Institute of America and appraised by Josh Hyman of Philadelphia Jewelry Appraisers. Scott and Katie Overland found the pearl…

SUV used in Roxborough High School shooting found in Southwest Philly parking lot

The Ford Explorer SUV believed to have been used in the Sept. 27 shooting outside Roxborough High School was recovered by Philadelphia police at a parking lot in Southwest Philadelphia. The car had been stolen earlier this year and had a paper Delaware tag as a license plate. Authorities continue to search for five gunmen…

South Carolina man sentenced to prison for scheme to steal, resell electronics from Bethlehem Walmart warehouse

Rusmaldy Jimenez-Hiciano, 38, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, was sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison for his role in participating and masterminding a scheme to steal and resell electronics from a Walmart distribution center in Bethlehem. The items stolen were valued at nearly $2 million. In addition to prison, Jimenez-Hiciano was sentenced…

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Max Baer dies at 74

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Max Baer died overnight on Friday at 74 years old, just months before he was set to retire. The Court confirmed that Justice Debra Todd would become the new Chief Justice of Pennsylvania. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

New Jersey bill would keep people with mental illnesses out of court system

Legislators advanced a bill in New Jersey on Thursday that would divert nonviolent criminal offenders from the court system into community-based mental health treatment. The legislation would save the state money and reduce recidivism, but critics voiced concerns about who would decide which offenders are chosen. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘Abortion absolutely is healthcare’: U.S. House panel told as GOP pursues nationwide ban

Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced a bill earlier this month that would ban abortions at 15 weeks nationwide. The legislation reignited the debate about the procedure after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Abortion rights advocates told a U.S. House panel on Thursday that the ban would would widen disparities in healthcare and…

ATF is offering a $15,000 reward for information aiding an investigation of a Montgomery County gun store burglary

Five people robbed a Montgomery County gun store on Saturday, Sept. 24. The ATF has launched an investigation and has partnered with the National Shooting Sports Foundation to offer a reward of up $15,000 for help arresting and convicting the suspects. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

SEPTA breaks ground on accessibility project at Tasker-Morris Broad Street Line station

SEPTA announced the groundbreaking of a new project at its Tasker-Morris Broad Street Line station. The $19 million project will include passengers’ new elevators and other accessibility upgrades. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Find Pennsylvania’s best spots to go leaf peeping using the state’s fall foliage report

The Pennsylvania’s fall foliage report shows where people can get the best views of colorful leaves. The state is home to over 130 native tree species, so there’s plenty of opportunities. The report is available online and is updated every Thursday. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Former Philly police officer charged with sexually abusing children, witness intimidation

Former Philadelphia police officer Patrick Heron, 52, has been charged with sex crimes against children and witness intimidation, District Attorney Larry Krasner said Friday. Heron retired from the police department in 2019. He allegedly communicated online with underage girls, soliciting nude photos from them and having sexually explicit conversations. Heron also allegedly harassed witnesses in…

Did a New Jersey political candidate rip off Wawa’s iconic flying goose logo?

Matt Jenkins, a Democrat running for Congress in New Jersey’s Fourth District, received a cease-and-desist letter from Wawa on Sept. 28. The company wants Jenkins to scrub his campaign materials of a logo that features a goose very similar to one that the company formerly trademarked. Jenkins, a long shot against incumbent Chris Smith, said…

Dr. Audrey Evans, a pioneering childhood cancer researcher at CHOP, dies at 97

Dr. Audrey Evans, the renowned pediatric cancer researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia whose life is the subject of an upcoming film, has died at 97 years old. Evans, a native of England, co-founded the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Philadelphia in 1974. She is considered the “Mother of Neuroblastoma” and is credited with…

Roling’s Bakery in Elkins Park, beloved for challah bread, burglarized after being featured in CNN story

Roling’s Bakery, a landmark for Jewish families to buy traditional challah bread during the High Holy Days, was burglarized during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The incident occurred after a photo of the bakery’s challah bread was featured in a CNN article about the Jewish holidays. Owner Israel Roling thinks the timing is a…

Pennsylvania rescue workers to aid Hurricane Ian response in South Carolina

Pennsylvania deployed 45 rescue workers to South Carolina, where Hurricane Ian is expected to cause severe flooding, high winds and a storm surge. The members of Task Force 1 will carry out rescue operations and assist with relief efforts. Ian, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm, left 2.4 million Florida residents without power…

Jersey Shore cooling tower, visible from Garden State Parkway, demolished at Beesley’s Point

The former B.L. England Power Plant in Upper Township, New Jersey was demolished at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. The tower had been at the site Beesley’s Point since 1974 and was visible from the Garden State Parkway bridge over Great Egg Harbor Bay. Beesley’s Point Development Group purchased the shuttered Jersey Shore…

Nicholas Elizalde, 14, identified as football player killed in Roxborough High School shootings

The 14-year-old boy who died Tuesday afternoon in an ambush shooting outside Roxborough High School has been identified as Nicholas Elizalde, a student at Walter B. Saul High School who played for the Roxborough football team as part of a co-op program, Philadelphia police said Wednesday. Elizalde was one of five victims shot as players…

Share your business, services, products, events & news. Get added to TopFeatured.com. DETAILS.