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Arson Suspect Arrested In Connection To Fire, Building Collapse That Killed Philadelphia Fire Lt. Sean Williamson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A building owner has been arrested and charged with arson in a fire and collapse that killed Philadelphia Fire Lt. Sean Williamson. The arrest of Al-Alshraf Khalil comes less than two weeks after the deadly collapse in North Philadelphia. Khalil is charged with arson and lying to federal investigators concerning his whereabouts at the time of the fire. Court documents allege Khalil told federal agents he wasn’t in the area of 3rd Street and Indiana Avenue despite surveillance video and other evidence placing him there. According to sources, the charges rising to homicide are still in play. “Arson killed Lieutenant...
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PennDOT to Begin Year-Long Reconstruction of 5th Street Bridge in Hunting Park

Traveling in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia may get a little more difficult, at least for a year as new construction begins on the 5th Street bridge. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Tuesday the 5th Street bridge between Hunting Park Avenue and Bristol Street will undergo reconstruction as part of a $7.8 million project.

Mayor Kenney Signs Bill To Lower City’s Wage Tax, Giving Very Small Boost To Paychecks

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — People who live or work in Philadelphia are about to see a very small boost in their paychecks. Mayor Jim Kenney just signed a bill Tuesday afternoon to lower the city’s wage tax. It is part of the budget passed by City Council last week. Here is what the change means for you: The wage tax for people living in the city will drop from 3.83% to 3.79%. For non-residents, the wage tax will decline from 3.48% to 3.44%. If you make $50,000, city residents will save $20 a year. Non-residents making the same amount of money will keep an extra $4 a year.

76ers reportedly expected to sign PJ Tucker to three-year, $30M deal

A new report claims that the Philadelphia 76ers are expected to land Miami Heat free agent PJ Tucker on a three-year deal. Despite never having been an All-Star and having a reputation as a career role player, Heat forward PJ Tucker is one of the most highly sought-after talents on the 2022 NBA free-agent market. He is seen as the ultimate intangibles player who can help a good team become a championship contender.

3 Depth Players the Flyers Should Target in Free Agency

The Philadelphia Flyers’ hiring of John Tortorella as their new head coach signifies that they will adopt a defense-first, aggressive approach that will be a welcomed attitude given how much of a pushover they have been defensively the last two years. His presence behind their bench will feel like a breath of fresh air for a club coming off of consecutively missing the playoffs since the 1992-93 and 1993-94 seasons.

Should the Phillies give Moniak, Maton, Sánchez more playing time?

Mickey Moniak, Nick Maton, and Cristopher Sánchez appeared on the Philadelphia Phillies during the recent nine-game win streak; should they re-join the team?. The Philadelphia Phillies had a great start to June, with a nine-game win streak between June 1 and 11, including series sweeps over the Los Angeles Angels and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Adult and Juvenile Arrested for Wilmington’s June 24th Shooting

WILMINGTON, DE — A Wilmington Police investigation has resulted in arrests in connection with a June 24th shooting incident. Authorities state that on June 24th at approximately 3:42 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of 24th and Tatnall Streets. Police located an 18-year-old male gunshot victim and a 12-year-old male gunshot victim who arrived at the hospital in critical condition. Police also located an 18-year-old male gunshot victim who was transported to the hospital in stable condition.