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Six Flags Coaster in Frightening NJ Accident to Stay Shut Down Over Safety...

The Six Flags Great Adventure roller coaster that malfunctioned at the end of a ride at the New Jersey theme park last month, injuring more than a dozen people and hospitalizing five of them, will...

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Philly Is Putting a Standalone Toilet on a Center City Corner. Here's Why

What to Know Philadelphia will be installing a “Portland Loo” at 15th and Arch streets at some point in 2023. The public restroom installation is part of the city’s plan to erect a total of six...

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Stinky Situation: Massive Amount of Dead Fish Rotting in NJ Cove

A stinky situation is affecting a community on New Jersey’s Long Beach Island as a massive amount of dead fish rot in the waters of a cove that’s surrounded by homes. It’s not the first time dead fish...

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‘Halloween Nights' Brings New Frights at Eastern State Penitentiary

To scream, or not to scream? “Halloween Nights” at Eastern State Penitentiary returns this week for another spook-filled season featuring new attractions and old favorites alike. The annual Halloween...

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Watermelon Truck Catches Fire on Delaware Memorial Bridge

A tractor-trailer carrying watermelons was caught in a pickle Wednesday night.  The semi-truck caught fire on the I-295 Delaware Memorial Bridge northbound toward New Jersey, with passersby witnessing...

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Canvassing on Crutches: Philly Woman Shot by Stray Bullet Now Back on Her Feet

Erin Hyers was hit by two stray bullets while driving on the 3100 block of North 22nd Street in Northeast Philadelphia Tuesday night. “I felt as like acid was being poured on my leg. Using my...

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Teen Wounded in Shooting in Main Line Neighborhood

Officials said two teenagers were involved in a shooting that wounded one of them Wednesday in a Main Line neighborhood, with one school district telling parents it may have involved its students. The...

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Newark Won't Be an NYC Airport as of Next Month — And Prices Might Change

While it may be on the other side of the Hudson River, everyone from the tri-state knows that Newark Liberty International Airport is one of New York City’s three major area airports. But that...

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Arrest Made in Hit-and-Run That Injured NJ Girl on Horseback

Police have arrested a man suspected of being behind the wheel of the pickup truck involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a girl on horseback with broken bones and caused the injured animal to be...

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NJ School District Rejects State Sex Ed Program After Parents' Uproar

At least one New Jersey school district is giving the state an “F” when it comes to the new sexual education curriculum and has decided to opt out from teaching the material — despite a warning from...

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Find Out Why SEPTA Is Closing a Stretch of Girard Avenue for 3 Months

A trolley track replacement project is shutting down a seven-block stretch of busy Girard Avenue in Philadelphia from the start of October through the end of 2022. PennDOT revealed the closure plans...

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AC OKs Law Banning Gas Stations From Pumping Gas for ATVs, Dirt Bikes

Gas station workers in Atlantic City will face fines for pumping gas directly into dirt bikes and four-wheelers under a new law passed Wednesday. The ordinance is an effort to crack down on dirt bikes...

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Recent Temple Grad Shot, Killed on Sidewalk Near Drexel Univ.

A recent Temple University grad from the Philadelphia suburbs was shot and killed just blocks from Drexel University early Thursday, his family said. The man was identified as Everett Beauregard from...

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Video Shows Sparks Shoot Out From United Flight Just After Takeoff at Newark...

Some frightening moments in the air were captured on video, as a photographer recorded the moment sparks were seen shooting out from the bottom of a United Airlines flight that had just taken off from...

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A Philadelphia Contract Killer Admitted to the Deaths of 6 People,...

A Philadelphia contract killer admitted to the deaths of six people over three years, four of whom he gunned down on orders from a drug trafficker, federal authorities said Wednesday. Ernest Pressley,...

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NJ Casino Smoking Ban Talk Nixed, but AC Casino Workers Get Loud

What to Know Irate that a session to discuss a proposed smoking ban during a casino industry conference was canceled, casino workers and patrons opposed to smoking in the gambling halls held a noisy...

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Philly Home Depot Workers Petition to Form 1st Store-Wide Union

Home Depot workers in Philadelphia have filed a petition with the federal labor board to form what could be the first store-wide union at the world’s largest home improvement retailer. The petition,...

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For Years, Philly Police Dumped Crime Data at Disney World

Shineka Crawford will never forget the day her 18-year-old son Shaquille Barbour was killed. She was at a family gathering in North Philadelphia last summer, when she learned a gunman shot Shaquille...

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Girl, 8, Caught in Crossfire as Nearly 50 Shots Fired in North Philly

An 8-year-old girl came within inches of potentially losing her life when she was caught in the crossfire of a shooting in North Philadelphia Thursday night. The shooting took place just before 9 p.m....

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Man Wanted in 2 Sexual Assaults on SEPTA's Broad Street Line

Read this story in Spanish here. Philadelphia police are searching for a man accused of committing two sexual assaults on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line this week. The assaults happened Monday between...

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Nazi Sympathizer Who Stormed the Capitol Sentenced to 4 Years in Jan. 6 Case

A Jan. 6 rioter who has dressed up as Adolf Hitler and held a security clearance was sentenced to four years in federal prison during a hearing on Thursday. Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, 32, of New Jersey,...

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NJ High School Football Player Dies Weeks After Scary Injury on Field

A young high school football player in New Jersey has died after an apparent head injury he suffered in a game two weeks ago. Linden High School sophomore Xavier McClain, a standout player for the...

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Redrawn Districts Inject Uncertainty in Pa. Legislative Contests

Democrats in Pennsylvania who have long blamed their party’s legislative minorities on Republican gerrymandering will find out in November whether friendlier district maps will edge them closer to...

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From Halloween Frights to Pumpkin Spice: Your Guide to Fall Fun in Philly Region

Now that there’s an autumn chill in the air, spooky season is officially upon us. Whether you like the spooky side of things or just looking for a pumpkin-spiced family weekend, this guide will get...

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Shapiro, Fetterman Hold Leads in Pa. Gov., U.S. Senate Races, New Poll Shows

Democrats Josh Shapiro and John Fetterman lead Republicans Doug Mastriano and Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania’s highly watched open races for governor and U.S. Senate, according to a new Muhlenberg...

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‘Horrific Act of Violence': ‘Unprovoked' Killing of Everett Beauregard Caught...

What to Know Surveillance video captured the “unprovoked murder” of recent Temple University grad Everett Beauregard in Philadelphia’s Powelton neighborhood early Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022....

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1 Dead in Society Hill Shooting, Suspect in Custody

A man was fatally shot after a fight broke out in the Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia Saturday morning, authorities said.  At around 12:43 a.m., Philadelphia police responded to hearing...

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2 Shot Near Del. High School Football Game

Two people were shot near a high school football game in Middletown, Delaware on Friday night, authorities said.  The shooting occurred on Bunker Hill Road just west of Choptank Road at around 9:15...

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Five Below's CEO Has Sights Set on ‘Triple-Double' Expansion

To mark Five Below’s 10th year as a public company and its 20th year in business, CEO Joel Anderson rang the closing bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite on Thursday. Anderson is bullish on company growth...

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SEPTA Board Votes to Proceed with 70-Property Acquisition for King of Prussia...

SEPTA’s board of directors voted on Thursday to move forward with the acquisition of 70 sites to make way for its proposed King of Prussia Rail Line project, the Philadelphia Business Journal reports....

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Arrest Made in Robbery of Dispatcher Steps from Philadelphia Police Headquarters

A man who is accused of robbing a dispatcher as she walked into work at Philadelphia Police Headquarters earlier this month has been arrested, authorities said.  Lonnie Watlington, 40, was charged...

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Braves' Kyle Wright Takes No-Hitter Into Sixth Inning; Phillies Can Still Win...

Wright takes no-hitter into 6th; Phils can still win series in home finale originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia If someone had told you a week ago that the Phillies had a chance to win a...

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2-Year-Old Shot Inside North Philly Home: Police

A 2-year-old boy is recovering after police say he was shot inside a Brewerytown home Saturday night. Officers from the Philadelphia Police Department were called to a property on the 2200 block of...

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2 Killed, Others Injured at Unsanctioned Wildwood Car Rally; Driver Charged

Two people were killed and another was seriously injured during an unsanctioned car rally that wreaked havoc across in Wildwood, New Jersey over the weekend, according to the Cape May County...

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New 42-Unit Condo Project Coming to Fishtown

Riverwards Group is set to open a 42-unit mixed-use building at 2636 York St. in Fishtown next spring, adding for-sale condos to a neighborhood becoming saturated with rentals, reports the...

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First Alert Canceled; Gusty Storms, Showers Possible Into Evening

What to Know Be weather aware Sunday as there is a chance for showers and thunderstorms throughout the Philadelphia region. A First Alert, initially issued for for locally damaging winds, hail and a...

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Video: Northeast Philly Wawa Ransacked by Group of ‘100 Juveniles'

A group of about 100 people ransacked a Wawa convenience store in Northeast Philadelphia on Saturday night, and the crimes were recorded and posted on social media, police said. Philadelphia Police...

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2 Teens Shot in Philly's Nicetown Neighborhood

Two teenagers were shot when gunfire rang out in Philadelphia’s Nicetown neighborhood early Monday morning. The teens, 13 and 14, were shot just before 3:30 a.m. near the intersection of Hunting Park...

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Funeral Held for Philly Parks and Rec Worker Killed by Stray Bullet

City leaders and members of a West Philadelphia community gathered Monday for the funeral of a parks and recreation employee who was killed by a stray bullet outside the rec center she served. The...

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Philly Art Museum Workers Go on Strike, Asking for ‘Living Wage'

Adam Rizzo has worked at the Philadelphia Art Museum for eight years as one of the staff educators for the tens of thousands of grade school students who come to the museum every year. He says he...

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Officers to Face Trial in Young Girl's Death After Football Game

Three former police officers charged with killing a young girl when they fired 25 shots at a moving car as a nearby crowd left a high school football game will face trial on manslaughter charges, a...

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Philly Police Union Endorses Republican Oz in Pa. Senate Race

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz scored what in years passed might have been a surprise endorsement: a Philadelphia union’s backing. But in recent elections, as progressive Democrats...

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Man Dies After He's Shot 21 Times in Spring Garden, Police Say

A man was killed after he was shot nearly two dozen times in Philadelphia’s Spring Garden neighborhood on Monday afternoon, police said. According to Philadelphia police, the 19-year-old was shot 21...

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Riders Can Report Cleanliness Issues on SEPTA From Their Cell Phones

If you see something dirty while riding on SEPTA, you can now report it from your phone. SEPTA announced riders can now report issues with cleanliness throughout the system by scanning a QR code with...

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Man, Wanted for Sexual Assault of 71-Year-Old in Philly, Arrested in N.C.

A man wanted for sexually assaulting and beating a 71-year-old woman after breaking into her Philadelphia home in broad daylight was arrested Monday night in North Carolina. Zyree Downing, 22 of...

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Kenney Signs Executive Order Banning Guns at Philly Rec Centers

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Tuesday signed an executive order banning guns at city recreation facilities, as the city looks to take another step to help ease its rampant gun violence crisis. The...

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Man Charged With Groping Women on SEPTA's Broad Street Line

A man faces multiple criminal charges for allegedly groping two women on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line. Raymond Nunez, 25, is charged with two counts each of stalking, indecent assault, simple assault,...

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Dump Truck Spills Dirt on Pa. Turnpike, Closed Westbound Lanes in Bucks Co.

A dump truck crash closed all westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Feasterville on Tuesday afternoon, causing traffic to back-up for miles ahead of the evening commute. All lanes of the...

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5 Students Shot, 1 Killed, at Roxborough HS Football Scrimmage

A teenage boy was killed and four others were injured in a shooting behind Roxborough High School in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon, police said. The victims were...

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Amtrak, SEPTA Trains Halted as Massive Junkyard Fire Burns in North Philly

All Amtrak and SEPTA trains are halted between 30th Street Station and New Jersey as a massive fire burned in a North Philadelphia junkyard Tuesday evening. The massive black smoke plume could be seen...

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