A use-of-force investigation has cleared a Camden County police officer in the 2017 fatal shooting of a Camden man who had just shot his wife, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office announced Monday.
Officer David Stinsman was “legally ...
A fire burned through 14 garages in the Harrowgate section of Kensington on Monday. Authorities said no one was injured.
The first alarm came in at 1:39 p.m. at 1850 Russell St., Battalion Chief Thomas Kane said. From there it spread through the rest of the garages, which ...
Charles B. Smith, 78, of Malvern, a senior Chester County Court judge and a U.S. magistrate judge in Philadelphia, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, of congestive heart failure.
The judge was on his way to the annual Red Mass at St. Agnes Church, which marks the opening of the ...
A leader of a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed thousands of pounds of marijuana throughout the Philadelphia region was sentenced Monday in federal court.
Tyron McFadden, of Upper Darby, pleaded guilty to cocaine and marijuana distribution charges ...
Prosecutors have agreed to drop all charges against a 13-year-old Grays Ferry boy who spent three days in jail after his arrest Aug. 3 for allegedly shooting the son of a Philadelphia police officer with a plastic pellet from a toy gun.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry ...
TV stations stop airing ad alleging Democrat Scott Wallace helped fund cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal’s defense
Television stations in the Philadelphia region have stopped airing a super PAC’s ad alleging Democratic congressional candidate Scott Wallace helped pay for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal’s legal defense.
Maureen Faulkner, the widow of the police officer Abu-Jamal was ...
Bucks family stole money, left an 84-year-old man to die. Now they’re going to prison.
Malnourished, dehydrated, and covered in deep, infected bedsores, 84-year-old Albert Weaver Sr. was unable to speak when paramedics arrived at his Quakertown home in November 2016.
Once at St. Luke’s Hospital, he was able to utter two words: “Help ...
More secrets to Harvard’s admission process revealed
One week of the trial over whether Harvard discriminates against Asian American students is in the books, with quite a lot being revealed over how one of the most selective colleges in the nation draws its freshman class.
Apparently applicants from different areas of the ...
Bartos the voice of reason on an otherwise tempestuous Pa. gubernatorial ticket
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Jeff Bartos roamed the lunchtime crowd at the Trivet Diner last Monday, introducing himself as the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in Pennsylvania. A trio of ladies listened and then asked him to repeat his name.
“When you see the blue signs that ...
Civically engaged Philadelphians could win free tickets to a concert at the TLA just for casting a ballot on election day next month, thanks to the #iVoted voter turnout initiative.
To be entered into the contest, voters just need to vote on Nov. 6, post a photo on Instagram ...
Police in Bucks County were searching Monday for a former youth football coach who skipped a court hearing on rape and sexual assault charges.
Shannon Westmoreland, 48, who is accused of assaulting at least three minors over several years, failed to show up for jury ...
A woman is in custody after allegedly shooting her 16-year-old son in the knee in their North Philadelphia home, police say.
Police have not yet disclosed a possible motive for the shooting about 6 p.m. Sunday in the residence on the 4600 block of North 12th Street.
Four years later, Pa. lawmaker from Philly charged in sting case faces trial
HARRISBURG — Nearly four years after being caught in a high-profile corruption sting, Democratic State Rep. Vanessa Brown is scheduled to go on trial Monday on charges that she abused her office by accepting cash-stuffed envelopes in return for official favors.
It will be a ...
As it was four years ago when Democrat Tom Wolf was elected Pennsylvania’s governor, education funding is a major issue in his campaign for reelection.
Wolf is casting himself as the “education governor,” and Republican nominee Scott Wagner is using the issue as a campaign ...
The Philly rappers making one-minute, socially conscious clips for Instagram
Before October turned cold, there was a Friday in Kensington, near G and Allegheny, when the streets were buzzing as night fell. Some neighbors on Madison Street sat on their porches and galerias, hanging out and braiding hair. Others got to see a show right-quick: North Philly ...
A four-vehicle crash on I-95 involving injuries caused massive traffic backups Sunday afternoon, state police said.
Southbound traffic was diverted off the highway at the Allegheny Avenue exit after four cars collided just north of Center City shortly after noon, police ...
Springfield Mall reopened Sunday as police continued their search for the men involved in a fistfight there Saturday that escalated to gunfire in the parking lot and the evacuation and early closing of the popular Delaware County shopping spot.
In a news release Sunday, ...
AIDS Walk Philly gets smaller: ‘There is not the sense of urgency we once saw.’
As a cold rain fell on the thousands who came out for the 32nd annual AIDS Walk Philly Sunday morning, the conversation under the registration tent turned to weather.
One year, when it was freezing and wet, volunteers had to set up cardboard boxes to walk on or else stand ...
Eagles-Panthers: Michael Irvin is on the ‘Wentz wagon’
Michael Irvin is firmly onboard the “Wentz wagon.”
Irvin, the Hall of Fame Dallas Cowboys receiver who works these days as an analyst on the NFL Network, praised Wentz last week following his performance against the New York Giants. Now Irvin is doubling-down on the young ...
Casey and Barletta debate covers the economy, immigration, national security
In their first debate, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey embraced a message of bipartisanship, while the man seeking to unseat him in November, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, embraced President Trump.
“This president understands how to get the economy going,” the Republican from Hazleton said ...
Reports of an active shooter at the Springfield Mall in Delaware County led to lockdowns at several stores and restaurants Saturday afternoon, according to a variety of reports on social media.
Police have not confirmed the existence of a shooter.
On the first day of October, Gov. Murphy predicted on Facebook Live that recreational marijuana use could be legal in New Jersey by Halloween.
“It’s sooner than later … like Oct. 29,” he said to a caller who asked a question asked repeatedly since Murphy said on the campaign ...
Philadelphia police on Friday reported no arrests yet in the fatal stabbing in Chinatown of a 28-year-old Cherry Hill man.
Brett Berdini was stabbed twice in the torso shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday as he was cross the 1000 block of Race Street, police said. Berdini was taken ...
Glouco man, 36, charged with causing fatal heroin OD
A 36-year-old man has been charged with the death of a 57-year-old woman who fatally overdosed on heroin last year she allegedly bought from him, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore said in a statement Friday.
Dwain Somers, of Williamstown, was arrested Thursday and ...
Fresh off an underdog run to the Overwatch League finals at the Barclays Center, the Comcast Spectacor-owned Philadelphia Fusion are working to make its second season even bigger.
And they’ll have a bit of help. Activision Blizzard sold eight new franchise slots in the ...
Acclaimed Philly scholastic chess coach sexually abused boys in 1980s, former pupils say
A nationally acclaimed chess coach who for decades taught math in Philadelphia’s public schools sexually abused preteen and teenage boys in his Fairmount home in the 1980s, according to three former pupils who say they either endured or witnessed the abuse.
A 59-year-old man was charged Friday with causing the deaths of his 92-year-old mother and her male companion in a house fire Tuesday night in Burlington County, authorities said.
Kurt Smith allegedly was acting in a reckless manner with a cigarette lighter in the garage of ...
The hunt continues for the driver who fatally shot a Philadelphia man several times during a road-rage episode in Cheltenham on Monday night, authorities said Friday.
So far, investigators have determined that the suspect drove a black or dark-colored sedan and fled after ...
Community-based incarceration alternatives give at-risk Philly youth a fresh chance
Ellana Watson stood before a Philadelphia judge in January 2012 waiting to hear her fate. The 16-year-old faced detention after being expelled from school for fighting, but the judge referred her to Philadelphia Youth Advocates Program instead.
For Watson, PYAP was a second ...
Free dictionaries for all, and other efforts to appease critics of Pa. prison crackdown
Forty-five days after launching a slew of unprecedented and controversial security measures across the state prisons, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is calling the initiative a success: the number of drug finds, inmates’ positive drug tests, and misconducts ...
This week, we enjoyed hearing from readers responding to our election text alerts with questions about gun control and gun rights. The following Q&A answers some of the questions readers asked over the course of the week.
How can I learn more about my local ...
Imagine there’s a giant directory containing the names of every woman, man, and child living in the United States, and we pick one of them at random.
Now, guess which one.
A husband-and-wife parenting team at the Milton Hershey School have sued the multibillion-dollar charity for poor children, claiming that they were fired after complaining that the institution repeatedly forced them to attend evangelical Christian sessions, retreats, or chapel ...
New Jersey’s cranberry kings hope surpluses and tariffs don’t bog them down
CHATSWORTH, N.J. — Buzzards circled in the windy, cloudless blue above Lee Brothers farm Wednesday afternoon, their feathers as dark as the bog water glistening beneath them
In one of those 18 bogs, employee Herb Armstrong sat in the driver’s seat of what is essentially a ...
The Catholic Church owns the Pa. Capitol. Abuse victims saw that Wednesday night | Maria Panaritis
HARRISBURG — For three long days inside the Capitol here, as the hopes of clergy-abuse victims hung in the balance, there was anticipation and angst amid the magnificent murals, white marble pillars, gold-leaf-painted arches, and soaring dome inspired by none other than St. ...
With punk-rock flea market, Roebling Wire Works hosts first large public event since deadly gang-related shooting
In June, when a gang-related shooting turned a popular Trenton all-night arts festival into a scene of bloody chaos, killing one man and injuring 22, some in this capital city predicted that would mark the last time the Roebling Wire Works building hosted a large-scale public ...
An unidentified man was fatally shot by a law-enforcement officer Thursday afternoon in Cumberland County, state authorities said.
Around 3:30 p.m., detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and Lower Township Police Department were in the parking lot of Just ...
A 25-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in New Jersey state prison for a car crash into the Delaware River in January that killed his girlfriend, said Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina.
Jacob T. Garrett, of Burlington City, pleaded guilty in July to ...
After disaster declaration, Philly outlines goals for opioid-plagued Kensington
Two weeks after declaring a disaster in Kensington, the neighborhood hit hardest by Philadelphia’s opioid crisis, city officials have laid out a range of “immediate” goals for the beleaguered area that include clearing a major drug encampment, ...
For the second time in four months, the former president of a suspended Temple University fraternity was ordered Thursday to stand trial for a sexual assault.
Ari Goldstein, 21, sat slumped in his chair and biting his fingernails as his second accuser testified against him ...
DA: Delco fire chief stole from his unit to pay for casino spending, online shopping
A borough fire chief in Delaware County has been charged with stealing more than $4,300 in department funds for his personal use at an Atlantic City casino and for online spending, authorities said Thursday.
William Harry Benecke, 51, of Sharon Hill, was suspended from his ...
A veritable menagerie of exotic animals, including alligators, tortoises and snakes, was rescued from a squalid home in upper Montgomery County on Thursday, officials said.
And the couple who allegedly hoarded the animals had been sought Monday in connection with another ...
In North Philadelphia, Moorish-style synagogue tells the story of aspiration and change
In the late 19th century, as America’s Jewish immigrants began to prosper and become more visible, they started building what might be called statement sanctuaries, structures that rivaled Christian churches in magnificence. Eager to move away from the small, ...
The Philly rule that jails people indefinitely without trial could get way worse
Annie Jackson was 30 days shy of finishing her probation term for a retail theft in April 2017 when she got arrested again — this time for a crime she says she had nothing to do with. She’d loaned a neighbor her car and, when she went to get it back, discovered ...
The Ahmadiyya Muslim’s ‘pope’ visits to dedicate a mosque in North Philadelphia
Nearly a century after the first Ahmadiyya Muslim missionary sailed across the Atlantic to Philadelphia, the faith’s international leader is visiting the city to dedicate a new mosque in a struggling neighborhood.
Khalifa Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the equivalent of the pope to ...
With less than a month until midterm elections, Bucks County faces a shortage of poll workers
In this season of non-stop campaign ads and fervent public appeals for votes in next month’s mid-terms, Bucks County officials are scrambling to find enough workers to staff its polling stations on Election Day.
So far, the county has lined up 1,800 poll workers, 200 short ...
Hurricane Michael, blamed for more than 30 deaths and for causing up to $10 billion in insured losses, evidently also was a disaster for Florida Panhandle beaches.
The U.S. Geological Survey still is assessing the damage, but its preliminary assessments show a dramatic loss ...
Federal authorities investigating Pa. Catholic Church
HARRISBURG – On the heels of the scathing grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Philadelphia has subpoenaed all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state for records, according to two sources familiar with the inquiry.
Comcast Corp. broke the national gig barrier. The company said it can now offer gigabit speeds to nearly all of its residential and business customers, or nearly 58 million homes in the United States.
Comcast disclosed the milestone on Thursday. Gigabit speeds, or 1,000 ...
Drug-resistant Salmonella from chicken sickens people in PA, NJ and 27 other states
Maybe you should think about giving the other white meat a try.
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that Pennsylvania is leading the pack in a 29-state outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to raw chicken products.