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Salvation Army Building Collapse

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The Forgotten Victim of the Salvation Army Building Collapse

As soon as I heard the accent, I knew it would all be okay. It was close to midnight, and I was coming home from […]

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2013 Collapse Victim Who Suffered “Guillotine Amputation” Awarded $95.6 Million

A woman who lost the lower half of her body in the 2013 Center City building collapse that left seven dead and a dozen injured has […]

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Richard Basciano, Owner of Building That Collapsed on Market Street, Dies at 91

Richard Basciano, who owned the building that collapsed on Market Street in 2013, died Monday night in New York City. He was 91 years old. Basciano’s name […]

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$227 Million Settlement in Fatal Center City Collapse

A $227 million settlement has reportedly been reached in the 2013 Center City collapse that left seven dead and 12 injured after a partially demolished building […]

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Jury Finds All Defendants Liable in 2013 Center City Building Collapse

After 15 weeks of testimony, a Philadelphia jury found all defendants liable in the 2013 Market Street building collapse that crushed a Salvation Army and […]

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Jury Selection for Salvation Army Collapse Trial to Begin Today

Starting this morning, a judge and teams of lawyers will begin to winnow a pool of potential jurors in the Salvation Army building collapse case. […]

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“This Was No Accident”

In the last hours she spent with her mother, Anne Bryan offered a sunny proposal: “Let’s go for a bike ride.” Nancy Winkler hesitated. It […]

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Family of Market Street Collapse Victim: Strip Architect’s License

A reckless contractor and a hapless excavator operator have already been convicted for the roles they played in the June 2013 Center City building collapse […]

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Prison Time for Contractors Convicted in Deadly Building Collapse

Contractors Griffin Campbell, 51, and Sean Benschop, 44, were both sentenced to long prisons terms following their convictions in a building collapse that killed six people inside the adjacent Salavation Army […]

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Contractor Convicted in Building Collapse Case

This post has been updated to include quotes from District Attorney Seth Williams, Nancy Winkler and Jay Bryan, and Robert J. Mongeluzzi. The Common Pleas […]

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Mayor Nutter Likes Car-Free Streets, Too

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know today: • Mayor Nutter wants to repeat Popeadelphia’s car-free streets, too — and soon. One of the […]


L&I Buys Fake News Articles to Improve Image

Philadelphia’s Licenses & Inspections department has been under fire since what seems like the beginning of time. The department was created in 1951, and just one year […]

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Crane Operator Pleads Guilty in Salvation Army Collapse

As expected, the crane operator accused of causing the 2013 Salvation Army collapse that killed six people pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from the […]

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Guilty Plea Possible in 2013 Salvation Army Collapse

The crane operator accused of causing the Salvation Amy collapse that killed six people and injured six others may plead this week. “According to sources […]


Gallery: June 5th Memorial Park Project; Plus, Walk-Thru Video

Last week we told you about the Art Commission approving the design of the June 5th Memorial Park. So what’s the next step? Architect and […]