Infant on Afghan evacuee flight dies after landing in Philadelphia

Washington (CNN) — An infant who become unresponsive on a flight carrying Afghan evacuees has died after landing in Philadelphia, the Department of Defense confirmed Thursday. The baby was traveling from Ramstein Air base in Germany on a C-17 when the crew was notified that "an infant was unresponsive," Pentagon...
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Philadelphia building collapse leaves at least 2 injured: report

Two people were hospitalized Thursday night after a building collapse in Philadelphia, according to a report. The incident happened around 10 p.m. in the city’s Kensington neighborhood, FOX 29 of Philadelphia reported. It came a day after the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida barreled through the Northeast, bringing heavy rains,...
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Photos and videos of the flooded highway in the middle of Philadelphia

💌 Love Philly? Sign up for the free Billy Penn newsletter to get everything you need to know about Philadelphia, every day. Tropical storms have battered the Philadelphia region before, but Wednesday’s visit from Ida brought a rare disturbance to downtown Philly, leaving the Vine Street Expressway completely submerged in brown floodwaters from Broad to 22nd Street.
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Major Schuylkill River Flooding Closes I-76, I-676 in Philly

After up to 6 to 8 inches of rain from the remnants of Ida fell across parts of the Philadelphia region Wednesday, major flooding closed some of the city's major roadways as the water rushed from the Schuylkill River. In Philadelphia, the Vine Street Expressway (I-676), Schuylkill Expressway (I-76), MLK...

9-month-old Afghan girl dies after evacuation flight lands in Philadelphia

A 9-month-old Afghan girl died Wednesday after a flight carrying refugees from Afghanistan landed in Philadelphia, authorities said. The baby, whom authorities did not identify, was traveling from Ramstein Air Base in Germany to Philadelphia International Airport on a C-17 when the crew was notified that the infant was unresponsive, Department of Defense spokesperson Lt. Col. Chris Mitchell told NBC News in a statement.

Philadelphia’s blue-collar city worker union reaches agreement on contract with raises, paid parental leave

After a marathon negotiating session that ended shortly after 4 a.m. Friday, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration and the largest union for city workers reached a tentative agreement for a three-year contract that gives employees annual raises, includes a significant boost to the union’s health-care fund, and provides paid parental leave for the first time.

Video of flooded Manayunk Canal in Philadelphia

The Schuylkill River at the Manayunk Canal flooded the towpath, normally a popular walking and biking section of the river trail. Water rushed over the banks and along the path, and residents in the surrounding area were warned to stay away.