Video: Wild Assault On Center City Subway Platform


Editor’s Note: This piece has been updated to reflect more current information. Police reports originally identified the stop as Lombard-South.

The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify suspects in an assault that occurred at the Walnut-Locust stop of the Broad Street Subway. Read more »

When Murder Turns Us Into Monsters


Last week, I spent the majority of my time reporting on the murder of Jim Stuhlman, an unarmed 51-year-old man who was shot dead on Thursday, March 12th, while taking his dog for an evening stroll on his quiet street in Overbrook. And adding to the tragedy of Stuhlman’s murder was the Philadelphia Police Department’s announcement that the suspects in the case are in their mid-teens. Read more »

Former Farmers’ Cabinet Manager Scores Legal Victory Against the Bar

Former Farmers' Cabinet manager Sebastian Miller strikes a victorious pose.

Former Farmers’ Cabinet manager Sebastian Miller strikes a victorious pose.

Who’s in the market for a liquor license? Thanks to a former manager at the Farmers’ Cabinet — that fabled Walnut Street bar that had the most legally fascinating run of any Philadelphia establishment since time immemorial — you can now own the bar’s liquor license, assuming you are the highest bidder when it is auctioned off by the Sheriff of Philadelphia on March 31st. Read more »

15-Year-Old Tyfine Hamilton Arrested for Overbrook Murder

Left: Tyfine Hamilton in a photo from a previous arrest. Right: An array of 2010 images from his Facebook page.

Left: Tyfine Hamilton in a photo from a previous arrest. Right: An array of 2010 images from his Facebook page.

Overbrook High School freshman Tyfine Hamilton has turned himself in to face charges in the murder of 51-year-old Overbrook resident Jim Stuhlman, who was out walking his dog last week when Hamilton allegedly gunned him down. Read more »

Video: South Street Idiots Break Jim’s Steaks’ Windows

The moment of impact.

The moment of impact.

Every time we start to believe that South Street might be improving, something like this happens. Just before 3 a.m. on Sunday morning some guys decided it would be fun to pound on and eventually ram into the front windows at cheesesteak institution Jim’s Steaks, breaking two large panes and causing what the owner says was $1,850 in damage. Read more »

One 15-Year-Old Arrested, Another Wanted for Murder of Dog-Walking Overbrook Man

Brandon Smith (left) is in custody. Police are hunting for Tyfine Hamilton (right).

Brandon Smith (left) is in custody. Police are hunting for Tyfine Hamilton (right).

On Thursday morning, we reported that police had two teens in custody for the shooting death of 51-year-old Overbrook man Jim Stuhlman and that the arrest of a third male — believed to be the shooter — was imminent. And later in the day at police headquarters, Philadelphia Police Department Homicide Captain James Clark announced an arrest in the case. Read more »

Two Teens in Custody for Murder of Dog-Walking Dad in Overbrook [UPDATED]

overbrook-murderUPDATE: An arrest has been made. See the full story here.


Detectives with the Philadelphia Police Department confirm that two teens are in custody for last Thursday night’s shooting death of Jim Stuhlman, a 51-year-old father gunned down while he was walking his dog near his home on Woodcrest Avenue in Overbrook.

A third male believed to be the actual shooter is expected to be arrested soon. Read more »

It’s Coming: The Massive Snow Dusting of Spring 2015


While watching the news at home on Sunday, I was amused with the local meteorologists who were warning us that it was going to get “downright cold” by midweek, that “downright cold” being a high of 42-degrees just weeks after actually downright-cold temperatures near zero crippled the region and burst lots of my friends’ pipes. But now, their biggest dreams are coming true thanks to a pretty certain snow prediction for tomorrow, which just happens to be the first day of Spring. Read more »

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