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Philadelphia police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect in the shooting death of a pregnant woman in Frankford on Sunday, a law enforcement source said. The source identified the suspect as Devon Guisherd, 26. He is being sought in the death of Megan Doto, 25, who was struck once in the face by a stray bullet while sitting outside Sunday morning, and pronounced dead less than two hours later.
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Downed wires have suspended Amtrak service between Washington and Philadelphia, and are affecting riders of Maryland Area Regional Commuter trains. Amtrak says in a statement that its Amtrak Acela Express and Northeast Regional Service between Washington and Philadelphia are down because of the wires.
We went to my wife's family wedding last weekend in Philadelphia at the Old St. Mary Church in Philadelphia. And we went to The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul for our weekly Sunday Mass.
An affiliate of Echo Therapeutics' largest stockholder has filed a lawsuit against the medical device company claiming it refused to provide documents that the company requested. The affiliate of Platinum Management, which owns about 30 percent of Echo's outstanding common stock, said it requested "certain books and records of the company under Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law" as part of its probe into "possible mismanagement, breaches of fiduciary duty and wrongdoing" by members of Echo's management and the company's board of directors.
HUNDREDS OF Northeast Philadelphia residents signed City Councilman Bobby Henon's petition to split the 15th Police District so that the more violent southern sector, including Frankford, wouldn't drain cops from the northern neighborhoods, where break-ins are a bigger problem than assaults. Supported by leaders from Mayfair, Bridesburg, Tacony, Holmesburg, Wissinoming and Frankford, Henon met with police brass to state the case for "The Split."
On Sunday night, Geekadelphia editor-in-chief Michaelangelo "Mikey" Ilagan was walking home in South Philadelphia when he encountered a man and a woman arguing. A few minutes later, this is what his face looked like.
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A funeral will be held Thursday for a Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was killed in an ambush outside his barracks. By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Investigators followed up on leads that one state police spokesman called "fantastic" as the intensive manhunt for a gunman who ambushed two troopers outside their... Authorities in Philadelphia say a newborn baby of a pregnant woman killed by gunfire in northeast Philadelphia over the weekend has also died.
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A funeral will be held Thursday for a Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was killed in an ambush outside his barracks. By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A funeral will be held Thursday for a Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was killed in an ambush outside his barracks.
Authorities in Philadelphia say a newborn baby of a pregnant woman killed by gunfire in northeast Philadelphia over the weekend has also died. Police said 25-year-old Megan Doto was shot while sitting outside her home in the Frankford section of the city when someone opened fire up the block shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday.
It's a good time to be in the log business, because we're going to need a forest to feed all the wood fires stoking the growth of a Philadelphia restaurant scene this fall that, in 2014, has already set a new standard for "hot." Many of those will be burning behind our ongoing obsession with pizza - at least four new Neapolitan-style pizzerias are firing up their ovens for September debuts.
A Philadelphia city councilman wants to slash in half the amount of time that you can leave a Winnebago or other humongous recreational vehicles parked on a neighborhood street.
Police say a pregnant woman has died, and the baby she was carrying is in critical condition after a shooting in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Captain Steven Murianka says the gunman fired about a dozen shots at an unknown target and the victim, hundreds of yards away, got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time: "She was watching her neighbors seven-year-old in close proximity, and one of the bullets from up here travelled down the block and struck her in the face."
Now celebrating its 40th anniversary with financial stability and grand plans for seasons to come, Opera Philadelphia had two lanes of Broad Street blocked Friday with a climate-controlled tent to house a catered dinner. First, there was an intimate concert with 400 listeners sitting on the Academy of Music stage to hear internationally established singers whose careers began here, Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello.
The African American Museum of Philadelphia opened a new exhibit this week that makes a haunting comparison between the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and modern day sweatshops. Titled, "Cash Crop," the exhibit is inspired by a diagram of the Brooks slave ship- a symbol of the Trans-Atlantic trade that depicts images of human bodies crammed inside the hull of a ship.
On the National Register of Historic Places, the Wayne Hotel , in Wayne, Pa., is now a modern, newly restored hotel with a long history. "The Wayne Hotel was built because it was one of the few transient hotels between Philadelphia and Lancaster," says David Brennan, general manager of the Wayne Hotel .
A late night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond Saturday looking for the shooter or shooters. "This attack was an ambush.
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