The family of a 5-year-old girl who was abducted from a West Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulted at a nearby house plans to sue the Philadelphia School District, a lawyer for the family said Tuesday.
On May 2, 1908, as he strolled along the Perkiomen Creek in Montgomery County, Bayard Long collected a flowering sprig of redbud.
"Being Oscar: From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas - Only in America" , by Philadelphia native Oscar Goodman, with former Inquirer staff writer George Anastasia, arrived in bookstores Tuesday.
A source tells NBC10 the former officer forced the women to use drugs and perform oral sex on him at gunpoint A former Philadelphia Police Officer once hailed a hero is now in jail on $60 million bail after he allegedly raped two women at gunpoint.
"Look Up!" is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment.
In 1967, the city of Detroit was drastically altered. A blemish in American history, the Detroit riots lasted four days, leaving the city in a state of utter disarray.
Philadelphia police released surveillance video of a suspect wanted in the murder of a fruit vendor in South Philadelphia last month.
In the video, two men driving by the Family Dollar store at 4701 Girard Avenue in West Philadelphia recorded a man wielding a tire iron, swinging at several store employees on the sidewalk.
Thousands of Philadelphia students walked out of class Friday and marched to school district headquarters and City Hall to protest massive cuts in public school funding.
A group of masked men burst into a Northeast Philadelphia home and beat up a disabled veteran before stealing his televion, money and other items.
For any city controller in Philadelphia there is a conflict between the ideal job specifications and the political reality of getting yourself elected.
For the last 13 years, Joan Mazzotti has made a public career of helping low-income, first-generation students from Philadelphia's public high schools get into and through college.
Philadelphia police last year recommended that charges of witness intimidation be brought against former Officer Richard DeCoatsworth, once hailed as a hero for his work on the force and charged over the weekend with rape, a high-ranking police official said Sunday.
According to police, two suspects entered the home through a kitchen window, duct taped the victims and forced them to open a safe.
According to police, a 20-year-old man was pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and torso.
The 2013 show actually fell short about $1.2 million, not an unprecedented event in its 184-year history but a short-term disaster for the many urban "greening" programs it supports.