Gettin’ Gritty Wit It: Flyers new mascot a big hit

Hockey 10/04/18, 13:21

Gritty has schmoozed with Jimmy Fallon , gave a bushy bro hug to the Phillie Phanatic and saw his wild-haired, googly-eyed, fuzzy face plastered on beer cans , protest signs and even as tattoos .Pick a time of day and there's Gritty: "Good Morning America ," ''Last Week Tonight " ...

Attorneys ask to overturn parole denial for 2 MOVE members

Pennsylvania 10/04/18, 12:42

Attorneys for two members of the radical group MOVE are asking a federal judge to overturn the denial of their parole requests.The habeas petition filed this week claims the Pennsylvania parole board's decision to deny parole in May for Janet Africa and Janine Africa was arbitrary and violated their due ...

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 transform their lives — intended to spark a conversation about ...

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 board of the nonprofit Safehouse, which is raising money to ...

State gives Philadelphia $3 million for traffic improvements

U.S. 10/03/18, 00:40

Pennsylvania has given $3 million to the city of Philadelphia to help implement a plan to reduce traffic lanes and make streets safer for bikers and pedestrians.The funding was announced Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, and the money would fund work on traffic lanes in the Old City neighborhood ...

Apollo founder gives Wharton $50 million, school’s biggest gift

Pennsylvania 10/02/18, 16:24

By StaffMarc J. Rowan, the double Wharton School graduate (BS ’84, MBA ’85) who cofounded $250 billion private equity and real estate investment group Apollo Global Management and chairs Wharton’s Board of Overseers, and his wife Carolyn have given his alma mater $50 million for professors and programs.The school said Rowan’s gift is its ...

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 the nation's economic performance in Philadelphia on Tuesday, a day ...

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 Press

NL East champ Braves drop finale, wait for NL West champ

Baseball 09/30/18, 22:01

Freddie Freeman, Nick Markakis and the NL East champion Atlanta Braves are set to open the playoffs on the road.All they need is an NL West champion to play.Needing at least a win to have a shot at home field in the NLDS, the Braves lost to the Philadelphia Phillies ...

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 stellar in his final start of the season, allowing two ...

Freeman, Braves rout Phils 10-2, push for playoff home field

Baseball 09/28/18, 23:15

Freddie Freeman hit three doubles in a four-hit performance and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves kept up their push for home-field advantage in the playoffs, routing the Philadelphia Phillies 10-2 Friday night.The NL East champion Braves improved to 90-70, coming off three straight seasons of at least ...

Alexandar Georgiev makes 26 saves, Rangers beat Flyers 4-2

Florida 09/27/18, 22:30

Alexandar Georgiev made 26 saves to help the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 in exhibition play Thursday night.Vinni Lettieri, Brett Howden and Vladimir Namestnikov scored in the second period to give New York a 3-0 lead, and Kevin Hayes added an empty netter with 1:35 left in ...

Marquez racks up K’s, Rox rout Phils 14-0, take over lead

Baseball 09/27/18, 01:13

The start of the game could not have gone much better for German Marquez.And the end was a pleasure, too, for to the Colorado Rockies, who moved back into the NL West lead.The hard-throwing Marquez started with eight straight strikeouts to match a modern-era big league record, and the Rockies ...

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 that was set by Houston lefty Jim Deshaies on Sept. ...

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 fate for the 2004 attack. Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt says ...

Cosby’s day of reckoning comes after 3-year sex assault case

Entertainment 09/25/18, 01:46

Bill Cosby faces a good chance of being sent to prison Tuesday when a judge is expected to sentence the TV star who was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman.The once-beloved actor and comedian, dubbed "America's Dad" for his role as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on the top-ranked, 1980s-era ...

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 ZZ Top and the Muppets. Twitter users created memes with ...

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 31 seconds into the third period. Nico Hischier and Taylor ...

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 Awards in New York on May 22, 1966. (AP ...

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