Authorities say two people were found dead in a Philadelphia-area home after a boy reported finding his parents with cuts from a chain saw. Montgomery County prosecutors and Lower Moreland Township police say they are investigating one of the deaths as an apparent homicide.
In this Wed., March 25, 2015 photo provided by Matthew Christopher, participants attend Freedom Seder Revisited at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. The event embraces gentiles for an evening of storytelling, music and a taste of traditional Passover food and rituals as it honors the original interfaith Freedom Seder held in 1969 in Washington, D.C., on the first anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.
One person was taken into police custody after hostages allegedly were taken at a fire station in a Philadelphia suburb on Tuesday, authorities said. Everyone who had been taken hostage at the fire station in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, was safe after the suspect was taken into custody, an officer with the Cheltenham Township Police Department said.
Sunoco Logistics says a contractor has died in an industrial accident at its oil and natural gas storage and processing facility outside Philadelphia. Company spokesman Joe McGinn says the contractor was fatally injured around 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex near the Pennsylvania-Delaware border.
"' Service has been restored to a Philadelphia commuter rail line that was shut down over the weekend by a four-alarm fire at a warehouse near the tracks. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says Monday that Manayunk/Norristown regional rail trains will run at reduced speeds in the area of North Philadelphia affected by the fire.
Columbus Academy, a state-approved private school in Warminster run by a for-profit firm, abruptly closed last week amid bankruptcy proceedings. The shuttering of the Bucks County school is the latest development in a three-year saga that has included a federal probe of the company's operations and its relationship with Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr., who was once its chief operating officer.