About Those “Coywolves” People Keep Spotting


L: Courtesy Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education | R: Coyote spotting in Lower Merion, courtesy Lower Merion Police Department

Reports of “coywolves” are on the rise in the Philly area.

You’re probably wondering what a coywolf is – and we’re here to help. Apparently, it’s a mix between a dog, a coyote and/or (maybe?) a wolf.  Read more »

SEPTA Wants to “Rebuild the System” With 12-Year, $7.3B Plan

SEPTA Fourth of July Service

L: Courtesy of Anthony Cramp

SEPTA proposed an ambitious $727.2 million budget on Monday.

The funding – which would reflect an almost $180 million increase over last year’s budget, if approved – would go toward the agency’s “Rebuilding the System” initiative, a lofty plan to overhaul the city’s aging transportation infrastructure, vehicles and technology. The initiative dates back to the 2013 passage of Act 89, legislation that revamped the state’s commitment to transportation. Read more »

AG Sessions: No More Funds for Sanctuary Cities

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a file photo. (Alex Brandon/AP)

During a speech in Washington, D.C. today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that so-called sanctuary cities – or jurisdictions that do not comply with federal immigration laws – will not receive grants from the Department of Justice moving forward.  Read more »

Body Pulled From Water Near Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

The Schuylkill River near Locust Street, via Google Maps

The Schuylkill River near Locust Street, via Google Maps

Police pulled a dead body out of the Schuylkill River near Center City this morning.

The male corpse washed up near the 2500 block of Locust Street, close to the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk. According to CBS3, the body was too decomposed for officials to immediately identify the man’s race or age.

Police are reportedly investigating.

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