Mural of ex-inmates seeks public input on mass incarceration

Entertainment 10/03/18, 19:03

For nearly two decades, Philadelphia's Municipal Services Building has been home to a bronze sculpture of Frank Rizzo, the polarizing, tough-on-crime former mayor and police commissioner.Now, a temporary art installation highlighting formerly incarcerated men and women who are working to ...

Ex Pennsylvania governor joins safe injection site effort

Pennsylvania 10/03/18, 16:01

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has joined the effort to open Philadelphia's and possibly the nation's first supervised drug injection site— saying Wednesday that he would support the effort even if it meant facing federal charges.The 74-year-old Rendell joined the ...

Update: Trump heads to Philly to promote trade, economy

U.S. 10/02/18, 12:36

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):12:20 p.m.President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Johnson City, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)President Donald Trump is set to promote his new North American trade agreement and ...

Why the ACLU says Philly bail practices are unconstitutional

Pennsylvania 10/01/18, 08:16

By StaffUnder Pennsylvania law and the U.S. Constitution, a defendant cannot be held in prison pretrial without a full hearing to determine whether it’s safe to release him.The reality in Philadelphia, though, is much different.Continue reading on Philly.comhttp://www.philly.com/philly/news/aclu-philly-krasner-cash-money-bail-community-fund-macarthur-no215jail-20181001.htmlSource: The Associated ...

Nola, Hernandez lead Phillies past Braves 3-0

Baseball 09/29/18, 22:12

Aaron Nola pitched seven shutout innings and Cesar Hernandez had a two-run single in the seventh inning to help the Philadelphia Phillies snap a nine-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.Nola (17-6) was ...

Marquez ties modern-day MLB mark with 8 Ks to start game

Baseball 09/26/18, 22:06

Colorado Rockies right-hander German Marquez has tied a modern-day major league record with eight straight strikeouts to begin a game on his way to setting the franchise record for most Ks in a season.Marquez matched a mark Wednesday against Philadelphia ...

Update: Cosby not expected to make courtroom statement

U.S. 09/25/18, 08:39

The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local):8:30 a.m.Bill Cosby doesn't plan to make a statement in court before he's sentenced for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman.Cosby returned to a suburban Philadelphia courthouse Tuesday to learn his ...

Flyers introduce odd-looking mascot, soak in the comments

Hockey 09/24/18, 23:21

The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot — a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard.The character's debut triggered an outpouring of comments online, including "Good luck sleeping tonight, Flyers fans" and comparisons to ...

Vinni Lettieri’s OT goal sends Rangers past Devils

Hockey 09/24/18, 22:30

Vinni Lettieri scored at 3:53 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.Steven Fogarty, Timothy Gettinger and Chris Kreider also scored for New York, which built a 3-1 lead ...

The rise and fall of a pop culture icon

Entertainment 09/24/18, 21:39

Actor-comedian Bill Cosby and his wife Camille arrive at the TV Academy awards on Sept. 12, 1965. (AP Photo)Bill Cosby poses with his award for best actor in a TV series for his role in "I Spy," at the Emmy ...

Hall of Fame receiver Tommy McDonald dies at 84

Football 09/24/18, 10:22

Hall of Fame receiver Tommy McDonald has died at 84.His death was announced Monday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Details were not disclosed.McDonald was the small, speedy and sure-handed receiver who teamed with quarterback Norm Van Brocklin to ...

Update: Cosby arrives for start of sentencing hearing

Basketball 09/24/18, 08:35

The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local):8:25 a.m.Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the start of a sentencing hearing that will determine the punishment for the 81-year-old comedian convicted of sexual assault.FILE - ...

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