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Philly police: Serial abductor/molester of teen boys strikes again

Philly police: Serial abductor/molester of teen boys strikes again

A man who on several occasions last year abducted teenage boys and sexually assaulted them has struck again — this time on Thursday morning in Southwest Philadelphia, police said Friday evening. The man, described as a heavyset African American in his 30s with a brown complexion and beard, lured into […]

Opera Philadelphia‘s ‘Carmen‘: A visually provocative, well-cast production

Opera Philadelphia‘s ‘Carmen‘: A visually provocative, well-cast production

Bizet’s Carmen — whose tale of romantic obsession is one of the few operas where listeners see much of themselves in the characters — is necessary to any major opera company, though what allows audiences to keep entering its dark looking glass has no dependable formula. Having gone from traditional productions to […]

Science festival comes to an end, posing lots of questions with Parkway party

Science festival comes to an end, posing lots of questions with Parkway party

Most of the questions at the Philadelphia Science Festival’s carnival Saturday were perplexing, a few downright gross, and while some discussed salad dressing and slime, others were vital to the future of mankind. “Yes, absolutely, it’s a real brain. This is a science festival,” a man with the title “Dr. […]

‘They smell blood in the water‘ – In Pa., N.J. congressional primaries, Trump, retirements bring a surge of activity

‘They smell blood in the water‘ – In Pa., N.J. congressional primaries, Trump, retirements bring a surge of activity

Shira Goodman had spent years pushing for tougher gun laws. Molly Sheehan was doing cancer research. And Rachel Reddick was a military lawyer clerking at a Navy and Marines appeals court in Washington. Then came November 2016, and President Trump’s election. Now the trio, none of whom had ever sought […]

How Cosby verdict could signal #MeToo impact on criminal justice system

How Cosby verdict could signal #MeToo impact on criminal justice system

Months before his much-anticipated retrial on sexual-assault charges, Bill Cosby and made an unprompted plea to one of the reporters tipped off about his public outing: “Please,” he said, “don’t put me on #MeToo.” Related coverage .pSpecBox .block__title{ border-bottom:1px solid; font-family:”Gotham Narrow SSm A”,”Gotham Narrow SSm B”,”Arial”,sans-serif; font-weight:800; font-size: 20px […]

Billboard proposal gets pushback from Camden residents who say say it would be eyesore for skyline

Billboard proposal gets pushback from Camden residents who say say it would be eyesore for skyline

A proposal to build a massive billboard at the base of the Ben Franklin Bridge is getting pushback from some Camden residents and community groups who believe the sign would mar the Philadelphia skyline. Advertisment of Gallery: based in Cherry Hill, wants to erect a 167-foot-high billboard in North Camden near […]

Eagles draft analysis: What they‘re saying about Avonte Maddox and Josh Sweat

Eagles draft analysis: What they‘re saying about Avonte Maddox and Josh Sweat

The Eagles made two quick picks in the fourth round, adding depth to their defense by  Maddox is a small (5-foot-9, 184 pounds) and agile (4.39 40-yard dash time) cornerback who could possible fill the hole left by Patrick Robinson at the nickel corner spot. Sweat is a 6-foot-5, 251-pound […]

Passenger sues Southwest over trauma after fatal blast on flight

Passenger sues Southwest over trauma after fatal blast on flight

Southwest Airlines has been sued by a passenger who witnessed what happened after an exploding engine part shattered a cabin window 20 minutes into a flight from New York-LaGuardia airport. Related Coverage Lilia Chavez said she was sitting three rows behind the shattered window and saw other passengers struggle to […]

Pa. Turnpike pays $4.2M to whistleblower it fired and gets back just $2M from software firm he warned about

Pa. Turnpike pays $4.2M to whistleblower it fired and gets back just $2M from software firm he warned about

Ten years after the failure of an SAP enterprise software installation at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission that exposed a pay-to-play bribery scandal, Ciber Inc. has agreed to pay the commission just $2 million of the that the agency demanded in a 2012 lawsuit. The complaint accused Ciber of overcharging the […]

I finally met Andrea Constand, 13 years after first reporting on Bill Cosby‘s crimes | Perspective

I finally met Andrea Constand, 13 years after first reporting on Bill Cosby‘s crimes | Perspective

I will never forget the day the Bill Cosby story broke. It was Jan. 20, 2005.  I was working for the Philadelphia Daily News as an investigative crime reporter, so the story was assigned to me. “Not ‘the Cos,’ ” I thought to myself as I raced out the door. I was […]