2021 All-Star Labor Basketball Classic

This year’s game is closed to the general public due to the COVID-19 safety protocols. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Amber Alert canceled, father arrested after Philadelphia toddler found safe

An Amber Alert was issued in Pennsylvania on April 12 for two-year-old Byron McDonald, who was reported abducted from Philadelphia on Friday, April 9, 2021. The child was found with his father, 28-year-old Bryon McDonald II, at the Aloft Hotel near Philadelphia International Airport. McDonald was wanted as a suspect in connection with the killing…

SEPTA Transit Police offering $1,000 reward for information on man accused of threatening bus driver

SEPTA Transit Police is offering a reward for information that can lead to the arrest of a suspect who allegedly threatened to kill a bus operator on Saturday, April 10. The incident allegedly occurred on Long Lane in Upper Darby on April 10 around 12 a.m., when a man attempted to board a bus without…

Drexel University joins national coalition to combat climate change

In 2020, the world experienced intense weather phenomena that scientists say was exacerbated by climate change — from the record-setting wildfires that aged through Australia, California and Brazil to the destructive Atlantic hurricane season that devastated Central America. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Philly police officer accused of stealing cash while conducting a search warrant

Michael Kennedy, 49, of Philadelphia, was charged Wednesday for his alleged behavior while on duty as a police officer, during which he was accused of stealing evidence from a crime scene. Kennedy pocketed cash that he found on a nightstand while conducting a drug trafficking search warrant, prosecutors said. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress…

Gov. Wolf activates National Gaurd in Philadelphia ahead of Chauvin trial decision

Governor Tom Wolf activated more than 1,000 Pennsylvania National Guard members in Philadelphia in preparation for a possible verdict next week in the Derek Chauvin trial. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Ahead of Derek Chauvin verdict, Mayor Kenney calls for ‘active peace’

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney urged residents to demonstrate peacefully when the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial is returned. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, is accused of murdering George Floyd last May. Floyd’s death sparked nationwide demonstrations decrying police brutality and racial injustice. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

State Sen. John Yudichak chairs Senate hearings on economic impact of PA’s technology and energy infrastructure

The PA Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee, chaired by Senator John Yudichak (14th District), recently convened two days of hearings in Southeastern Pennsylvania on the economic impact of the technology and energy infrastructure industries in Pennsylvania. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Upper Merion downgrades marijuana possession to a summary offense

Upper Merion Township reduced its penalties for possession of an ounce or less of marijuana, shifting from a misdemeanor offense to a summary offense that carries a $50 fine. It’s one of several towns in Montgomery County to make the change, including Norristown, West Norriton and Plymouth Township. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release…

Scott’s oriole makes rare appearance in Pennsylvania

A rare Scott’s oriole has been spotted in Lancaster, Pennsylvania — attracting birders from across the region. The yellow-bodied bird with white striped wings is usually found in the southwestern United States and Mexico. The sighting in Pennsylvania is only the state’s second on record and the first in Lancaster County. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia…

Married New Jersey state troopers allegedly falsified reports about North Wildwood bar fight, A.G. says

A husband and wife, both detectives with the New Jersey State Police, were charged Thursday with allegedly lying about what happened when they got into a physical altercation with other patrons at a bar in North Wildwood last year, the state attorney general’s office announced. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities freeze in-state tuition for third straight year

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education will keep basic in-state tuition frozen for the upcoming academic year at its 14 state-owned universities. The state education agency’s Board of Governors voted Thursday to keep tuition for Pennsylvania students at $7,716 for a third consecutive year and its annual technology fee at $478. Top Featured Tags: -…

5 tips for buying an investment property in Philly

To put you on a path to a successful investing strategy, the team from Prevu Real Estate has outlined five tips to consider when purchasing an investment property in Philly. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Penn Museum will repatriate human skulls once used to support white supremacist theories

The Penn Museum will repatriate or rebury a collection of 1,300 human skulls that were once used to advance white supremacist race science, led by 19th century natural scientist Samuel G. Morton. The collection had been housed at the Philadelphia museum since 1966, when Penn took it from the Drexel Academy of Natural Sciences. Some…

Philly mob associate sentenced in real estate fraud scheme

Stephen Sharkey, 51, of Swedesboro, was sentenced to a prison term and ordered to pay restitution after pleading guilty to defrauding victims in mortgage-closing schemes. Sharkey stole down payments and proceeds from the sale of a home, paying a portion of the stolen funds to an organization linked to the Philadelphia mob. Top Featured Tags:…

Is it legal for businesses, airlines to require proof of vaccination? Penn professor weighs in

By the end of this week, President Joe Biden said all adults in the United States will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, offering hope for a swift return to pre-pandemic activities. Businesses, universities and travel authorities, among others, have started creating digital health certificates, or vaccine passports, to verify an individual’s vaccination status. Top…

Apple trees, butterflies to be introduced in Centralia, Pennsylvania’s abandoned coal town

Centralia, the Pennsylvania ghost town where an underground coal fire as burned for decades, will have 250 apple trees planted in April and will become an official Monarch Butterfly Waystation with help from the Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

New Jersey relaxes COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated people

Fully vaccinated travelers no longer need to get tested for COVID-19 or self-quarantine upon arriving in New Jersey, according to updated travel restrictions. The updated restrictions also apply to people who have recovered from the coronavirus in the last three months. Unvaccinated travelers must continue to follow testing and quarantine guidelines. Top Featured Tags: -…

Spring Garden Street Greenway could see safety updates within Biden’s infrastructure plan

Philadelphia’s Spring Garden Street Greenway could soon see much-anticipated safety updates under President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Southwest pilot on flight departing from Philly allegedly exposed genitals

Former Southwest Airlines pilot Mark Haak has been charged with indecent exposure after authorities say he exposed his genitals during a flight from Philadelphia to Orlando, Florida on Aug. 10, 2020. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Three Philadelphians make Forbes’ 2021 billionaire’s list: Victoria Mars, Brian Roberts and Richard Hayne

The COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread economic turmoil around the world, yet the world’s wealthiest got even richer. Philadelphia is home to 2021 billionaires Victoria Mars, Brian Roberts and Richard Hayne. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Amid ketchup shortage, Heinz vows to increase production

The U.S. is experiencing a national ketchup shortage, stemming from changes to the restaurant industry brought on by COVID-19, and the problems that has caused for major ketchup maker Kraft-Heinz Co., a 150-year-old company that is still partially based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Top Featured Tags: – Philadelphia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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