An 11-car train -- containing crude oil -- came off the rails in South Philadelphia early Saturday morning, prompting a hazmat situation.
Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at The Bushwick Starr, writer Paul Rome and composer Roarke Menzies present "Philadelphia and Other Stories" at Walkerspace, Wednesdays - Saturdays, February 11-21 at 8pm. Walkerspace Tickets: $20 General Admission; philadelphiaandotherstories.com ; 347.850.7396 A disgruntled writer grapples with a mysterious skin condition.
PRESIDENT OBAMA flew into Philadelphia last night to invigorate a diminished House Democratic caucus and sketch out the party's national agenda for the next two years. Speaking to a somewhat rowdy crew at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel, on Dock Street below 2nd, Obama called for new infrastructure investment and middle-class tax relief, closing special-interest tax loopholes and ending the across-the-board "sequestration" cuts in effect since 2013.
A Philadelphia doctor who prosecutors say traded oxycodone prescriptions for money and sex will face charges for running a pill mill. Federal agents arrested William J. O'Brien III, a 49-year-old doctor of osteopathic medicine, Thursday morning on one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substance.
A 64-year-old man was arrested in the shooting death of his 36-year-old girlfriend in Eastwick, Philadelphia police said Thursday. David Witherspoon was arrested at his home on the 2600 block of Muhlfeld Street after police arrived there around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, responding to a report of a shooting.
Family members of the two who died stand in front of the rowhome on the 400 block of Daly Street in South Philadelphia on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. From left, nephew David Vogel, his cousin Christina Andrews and her husband, Noel Rivera.