A pair of SEPTA Transit Police officers saved the life of an unidentified pregnant woman on two separate occasions after she overdosed on heroin twice in the area of Allegheny Station on the Market-Frankford Line on Monday evening. Read more »
Philly police have arrested a man who they say is connected to several – but not all – child-luring attempts in the Northeast this month.
According to the PPD, 35-year-old Marwan Deeb of Oxford Circle has been charged with four counts each of luring a child into a motor vehicle and corruption of a minor. Read more »
The driver who allegedly struck and critically injured a teenage girl near Abington High School last month is facing charges.
Police say 32-year-old James Clark IV, of Abington, was traveling roughly double the 25-mph speed limit when he hit a 14-year-old, who was reportedly identified by her family as Kelly Williams, in a crosswalk. Read more »
New Eagles cornerback Dexter McDougle made quite the first impression on Sunday after television cameras caught the fourth-year pro peeing on the sideline in Kansas City. Read more »
This weekend, the first-ever Philly Music Fest kicks off at World Cafe Live, and an ambitious festival it is: Two days, two stages, 25 local bands (many of them solid Philly headliners), eleven local breweries and distilleries, and food and snacks by Michael Solomonov. And it turns out that the man behind the festival isn’t one of the usual music scene suspects. It’s Ballard Spahr business attorney Gregory Seltzer. We sat down with the 40-year-old Narberth resident to learn more. Read more »
There are plenty of reasons to hate Equifax. But you shouldn’t.
Yes, it’s true that, because of the company’s poor safeguards and incompetent personnel (particularly its chief information officer and chief security officer, both of whom “retired” over the weekend), the private data of more than 140 million individuals was stolen by unknown hackers. And yes, that includes you. If you don’t believe me, then head on over to equifaxsecurity2017.com and check. When you likely find out that your social security number, credit data, home address and mother’s maiden name — information that can easily be used by hackers to gain access to your financial accounts or apply for credit and loans using your identity without your knowledge — has been stolen, you’ll likely hate Equifax. But don’t. Read more »
You might get the chance to see Ben Carson in Philly on Tuesday.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary will attend the ribbon-cutting celebration of Sharswood’s Vaux Big Picture High School, which recently received $15 million in renovations from the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
Carson will join officials like Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council President Darrell Clarke, PHA President and CEO Kelvin A. Jeremiah, Superintendent Dr. William Hite and more. The reopening event will kick off at 1 p.m. near 23rd and Master streets. Read more »
In her six years of working in Philly homeless shelters, Stephanie Sena has been forced to turn away countless people for the same reason: they won’t leave their pets at the door.
Sena, who helps run the Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia, wants to use her experience at the nonprofit to start a project that would solve that problem. The 38-year-old Bella Vista resident is raising money to open a shelter that would likely be the first of its kind – where people experiencing homelessness and their pets can sleep under the same roof. Read more »
I don’t know about you, but asinine debates are par for the course among my group of friends – especially when we’re watching sports. One of my favorite (typically booze-fueled) topics of discussion is the highly illogical thought that one of us could perform some sort of minor feat at the professional level. Do you think you can put up a single shot in an NBA game? How about hitting the ball past the infield at Citizens Bank Park?
For example, my friend Teddy adamantly believes that he could gain five yards on one carry in an NFL game, if given the hypothetical opportunity. Absolutely preposterous, but the fact that my buddy played running back at one time makes his incredibly bold statement at least plausible enough to dream – no matter how far from reality. With that spirit in mind, I decided to pick up a basketball for the first time in quite a few years to see if I could hack it with the pros a la Tin Cup.
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