According to official National Weather Service records the period from June 1-July 13 was the hottest such period in Philadelphia in 138 years. The air was as toasty as an electric blanket and the official high hit 94, sprinklers were transformed into water toys. The region has experienced four heat waves. The (more...)
CBS News reported about the man from Bucks County, who has been killed during firework show. It happened at 11 pm 4th of July. Ray Criblear was making awesome fireworks for the whole neighborhood every Independence Day. But in this year celebration turned into a nightmare. Ray was lighting his last firework, his (more...)
Are you ready to celebrate the Fourth of July in Philadelphia? Of course, you are planning to watching the fireworks and festivities. It is great, but do you forget about security, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says to CBS News. "There are no specific threats, there will be heightened security for (more...)
Thursday, June 30th, Winston Charleston, a 14-year-old boy from Bensalem, borrowed his mother’s car what he hoped would be a joy ride. Unfortunately, any joy was soon taken out of it. Failing to turn on his lights for the entirety of the ride, Charleston hit a VW (more...)
As CBS has reported, police have arrested two young people, attacking elderly from Philadelphia to Bucks County. 22-year-old John Ferris and 20-year-old Kathleen Gilchrist would pull up along side of their victims, all women in the age of 80s, grab their bags and drive away. An 85- year-old lady from Bensalem became (more...)
President Obama is coming to Philadelphia. His visit could complicate the afternoon rush, local press reported. The motorcade is likely to head up I-95 on its way to a reception at the Hyatt at the Bellevue, a few blocks south of City Hall. I-95 will get extra volume after the (more...)
The Philadelphia Zoo is celebrating the birth of two snow leopards! On June 9th a 3-year-old snow leopard Maya gave birth to two cutest little cubs. Their father, a snow leopard Amga from the Denver Zoo, would not be able to assist in their raising, so they were given into their (more...)
Philadelphia is getting ready for the biggest state holiday of the year – Independence day, numerous events will during ongoing Wawa Welcome America! Festival will take place in the Center City, and of course many streets will be closed beyond and during the 4th of July. Planning your trip to (more...)
The Wanamaker pipe organ, located in Macy’s (former Grand Court) in the Philadelphia Center City, celebrates it’s 100 anniversary, CBS News reported. “This organ actually represents three symphony orchestras in its scope and size,” said Peter Richard Conte. He has been an organist since 1989. And on the anniversary day he (more...)
Police are searching for three cold-blooded murderers that have shot to death a North Philadelphia store owner. 59-year-old Felix Rodriguez – the owner of Los Ingenitos grocery store at 2400 North 9th Street – was shot six times in the face, neck, chest and groin, according to police. On Saturday night Felix (more...)
A 44-year-old Warrington man killed his wife and son with a baseball bat on Friday night before taking his own life. He committed suicide by laying in front of a train, police reported. Authorities said, the man called 911 at 9:40 p.m. on Friday. The caller was exceedingly polite, even thanking (more...)
Philadelphia, PA –On June 25, 2011, from 7am – 7pm, Chris Solarz (age 32) will attempt to break the Guinness World Record™ for the “Greatest Vertical Height Climbed in 12 Hours.” The 53-story building at Three Logan Square (formerly known as the Bell Atlantic Tower) will host Chris’s record attempt. He (more...)
Northeast detectives are investigating a string of break-ins at three area businesses along Roosevelt Boulevard early Sunday morning.
All three burglaries were reported 8 a.m. but occurred sometime overnight, police say.
A front window was smashed at both Anego’s Pizza and Happy Garden located on the 9900 block of Roosevelt Boulevard but(more...)
What to do for helping the School District of Philadelphia's bailout? The mayor of Philadelphia plans to increase in the cost of parking on the street in Center City and University City. CBS Philadelphia reported, that on-street parking rates in the core of Center City (Arch to Locust, 4th Street to 20th) (more...)