Philadelphia News

Rising US Traffic Deaths Put Focus on One Philadelphia Road

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Just one more step and the stroller would have been on the curb. The thought haunts Latanya Byrd years after a driver racing down Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia struck and killed her 27-year-old niece, Samara Banks, and …

Philadelphia Fire Kills at Least 13, Including 7 Children

PHILADELPHIA (AP)–A large fire tore through a two-unit house early Wednesday in Philadelphia, killing 13 people, including seven children, and sending two people to hospitals, fire officials said. They warned the numbers could grow as firefighters inspected the rowhome, where …

Peaceful Protest Gives Way to More Unrest in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — A tense Philadelphia braced for more demonstrations Wednesday over the police killing of a Black man following two nights of protests that set off unrelated pilfering of stores on the other side of the city. The death of …

‘Bus Go Bus’ Ordered to Cease All Commercial Vehicle Operations

Philadelphia-based Bus Go Bus, Inc., has been ordered to immediately cease all commercial operations by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The agency order declared that the company’s vehicles and drivers pose an imminent hazard …

Philadelphia Thief Posed as Fire Inspector

Police say a man posing as a fire inspector has been arrested for robberies at cultural institutions in downtown Philadelphia. Investigators say 26-year-old Christopher Kieter was arrested after he signed his own name when checking into security desks at two …

Philly Off Hook in Drunken Slaying by Off-Duty Cop

The family of a man fatally shot by a drunken, off-duty Philadelphia police officer was awarded $4.7 million Tuesday, but may get nothing because the now ex-officer is in prison for the man’s death and the jury let the city …

Dead Man’s Parents Sue Estate of ‘Jackass’ Star

The estate of Ryan Dunn is being sued by the parents of a man who died along with the “Jackass” star in a car crash last year in suburban Philadelphia. Zachary Hartwell’s parents are suing Dunn’s estate and the restaurant …

4 NFL Concussion Lawsuits Being Combined in Philadelphia

At least four lawsuits blaming the NFL for concussion-related dementia and brain disease will be consolidated in Philadelphia, Pa., and more could follow. A U.S. judicial panel approved requests Tuesday by the NFL and plaintiffs lawyers to try similar cases …

Police: Brothers Swiped Dozens of Cars in Philadelphia

Two brothers are charged with running a Philadelphia, Pa., auto theft operation that netted dozens of cars in the last five months. Investigators say 36-year-old Alexander Ramos and 30-year-old Eduardo Ramos are each charged with 71 counts of auto theft …

Report: 8 Empty Philadelphia Schools Pose Safety Risks

Eight vacant schools pose public safety risks because of on-site drug use, vandalism or structural issues, and at least one should be demolished immediately, city controller Alan Butkovitz said Tuesday. A new report by the controller’s office urged school officials …