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Philadelphia businesses ‘closing left and right’ over increase in shoplifting

Convenience stores in the Philadelphia area are “closing left and right” in response to an increase in brazen shoplifting incidents, merchants in the city say.  “Right now we have a lot of problems with the city of Philadelphia. We are closing left and right,” Manzoor Chughtai, the president of the Franchise Owners Association, said, according to WPVI. “Robbers are coming in, they’re just robbing the place left and right.” Chughtai said 15-20 stores in the city have closed in recent days, noting that people aren’t stepping up to take over a store and run it. “We have now lost about 15-20 stores in the...

Pit Bull Throws a Diva-Like Fit When Mom Refuses to Do His Nails

A dog demanding to be pampered by his owner is proof why spoiling your pet is never a good thing. All Victoria, a TikTok creator from Philadelphia, PA, wanted was to polish her nails in peace. The problem? Her American Bully Thor wouldn't leave her alone until she gave him a little nail action too.

Latest Bryce Harper injury update puts entire Phillies season at risk

Bryce Harper’s injury will keep him off the field for at least another six weeks, but he’s expected to return to the lineup within a few days. The Philadelphia Phillies‘ star hitter and right-fielder, Harper will remain unable to throw for at least another six weeks, according to ESPN. Once he’s cleared for throwing, he can begin working his way back to playing.

Member of Philadelphia ‘Hilltop’ Drug Gang Sentenced to Prison

PHILADELPHIA, PA — United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Paul Robinson, 32, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced this week to 15 years and eight months in prison, and six years of supervised release by United States District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter for distributing narcotics as part of the Hilltop Drug Trafficking Group (DTG), an organization responsible for putting large amounts heroin and other narcotics including crack cocaine, oxycodone and fentanyl on the streets of West, Southwest, and Northwest Philadelphia, and Upper Darby between 2013 and 2018.

James Bradberry Explains Why He Chose Giants Division Rival

Up until earlier this week, James Bradberry was the best available option on this year's free-agent market. Though several NFL teams made a run at the Pro-Bowl cornerback, Bradberry ultimately elected to stay within the division — signing a one-year $7.25 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. So why...

Dog Helps Accused Robbers Face Federal Prison

When someone goes out to commit a crime, it is a huge gamble, that could cost them their freedom or their life. The larger the crime the bigger the consequences. You may remember reading about a robbery thwarted by a dog. A gunfight erupted inside a corner store, The bad guys, Resean Lewis, 25, and William McIntyre, 27, both of Philadelphia, PA, were arrested and charged by Indictment with attempted Hobbs Act robbery, and carrying and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. While they face state charges in this matter, they will now stand before a federal judge as well who could send them both away for the rest of their lives.

Trans athletes having their own division is step in the right direction

Kudos to the World Swimming Coaches Association for speaking the truth: “Trans females cannot compete fairly with biological females.”  And more props for proposing what seems like the only reasonable solution, a division in which trans females can compete against other trans females and trans males against trans males.  University of Pennsylvania trans female swimmer Lia Thomas’ record shows how necessary this is. She won the NCAA Division 1 women’s 500-yard freestyle in March after a spectacular season in which she regularly dominated all her competition. But her dominance was plainly due to the obvious size and strength advantage she enjoys over...

Philadelphia Weather: Tornado Watch Issued For Parts Of Pennsylvania, Delaware And New Jersey As Gusty Thunderstorms Head Towards Region

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Get ready for some gusty thunderstorms to impact the afternoon drive on Friday followed by record-breaking heat to start the weekend. The Philadelphia area begins to warm up today as a warm front lifts north across the region.  The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for parts of Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania until 7 p.m. Friday. A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia until 7 PM EDT — NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) May 20, 2022 However, a cluster of gusty thunderstorms known as a Mesoscale Convective...
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Win from the get-go? Flyers have a coaching candidate known for that

Throughout May and possibly into June, we'll look at potential candidates for the Flyers' head coaching vacancy. "We're going to sit down and try to build that ideal candidate profile and really keep all options open, maybe look at it from a little broader perspective," Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said May 3. "Clearly we have to sit down and really drill down in terms of what we're looking for. I'm sure there will be a lot of quality candidates we'll speak to."

Obituary: Saying farewell to a people man, and a family man

A celebration of life was held for former Pa. State Rep. Harold James — who died on April 28 at the age of 79 — on May 12 at Yesha Ministries Worship Center at 2301 Snyder Avenue, where Bishop James Darrell Robinson is the founder and senior pastor. The viewing was held the day before, at Rep. James home church, Tasker Street Missionary Baptist Church in South Philadelphia, where Reverend James A. Lovett, II is the pastor.