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  • Mummers play music for blind students

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – A few days ago, students from Overbrook School for the Blind had an opportunity to listen to Mummers perform songs, ahead of the Sugarhouse Casino Mummers parade. One student in particular will be performing in a comic brigade made up entirely of children with special needs. For blind and visually impaired students, sometimes the best way to learn is to listen and feel the world around them; and for kids in Philadelphia, a part of their city’s history […]

  • Philly Union soccer player does live traffic report with PHL17 Morning News

    PHILADELPHIA, PA –It turns out Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty’s talents are not limited to the soccer field! On Wednesday morning Trusty joined the PHL17 Morning News team and did a live traffic report with Jenna Meissner. Trusty also sat down with PHL17’s Matt Alba for a quick Q&A about his local roots and growing up in Media! Trusty also challenged 76ers star, Joel Embiid, to an Xbox game of FIFA. Hey @JoelEmbiid ! Fellow Philly sports star @austheboss3 from the […]

  • Army-Navy football game returns to Philly

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – After a year in Baltimore, the 118th annual Army-Navy football game returns to Philadelphia this weekend. The game will be held at Lincoln Financial Field and kickoff will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday December 9th.  USAA is the presenting sponsor of the game, which is a storied rivalry between the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy. Many military members around the country say it’s so much more than a simple college football game. […]

  • Police look for suspect in anti-Muslim hate crime

    UPPER DARBY, PA – Authorities in Upper Darby are asking for the public’s help identifying a man caught on surveillance video. Police say he posted anti-Muslim signs near a mosque and an Islamic education center in Upper Darby Township. Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said the signs were discovered at 5:15 a.m. Monday outside the Upper Darby Islamic Center and Masjid al Madinah in the 200 block of South 69th Street. Chitwood says he considers the placement of the […]

  • Local reaction to Las Vegas massacre

    PHILADELPHIA, PA — In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre that left at least 59 people dead, local politicians and athletes shared their love and support for the victims. The awful event in Las Vegas leaves us grasping for answers. Let us all pray for the victims and their loved ones dealing with grief & loss. — Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 2, 2017 Horrific shooting. Praying for the victims and their families. #LasVegas — Senator Pat Toomey (@SenToomey) October […]

  • New liquid nitrogen ice cream shop in Philly freezes your treat at -321°

    PHILADELPHIA, PA — How cold do you like your ice cream? How about -321°? In Chinatown, the newly opened N2 Sweet Cafe uses liquid nitrogen to make their specialty treats. Co-owner of N2, Candace Williams, says their ice cream tastes creamier because of the smaller ice crystals created during the freezing process. Williams says the ice cream is totally safe to eat and because of the way it’s made, she says it tastes creamier and fresher than a regular scoop-and-serve type […]

  • How to be happier at work

    ELKINS PARK, PA — It’s Sunday night and your stomach is rumbling, you’re brain is racing, and you can’t stop thinking about Barbara at the cubicle next to yours incessant tapping of her pen on her desk. Why do so many American feel so anxious before heading back to work Monday morning? Some people call these nauseating, weekly emotions the “Sunday scaries,” as you’re really just dreading the unavoidable work week coming at you like a freight train. So what […]

  • Terror Behind the Walls to unveil new “Blood Yard” exhibit

    Philadelphia, PA — Back for its 27th year, Terror Behind the Walls begins at Eastern State Penitentiary Friday night. Terror Behind the Walls runs select nights from September 22 through November 11, 2017. New this year is Blood Yard, which is the third of six haunted attractions that comprise Terror Behind the Walls. All six attractions are included with admission. Tickets are available online or at the door, subject to availability. Ticket prices start at $19 and vary by night. Click here to buy […]

  • Temple, Villanova and PennDOT collaborate on “rain gardens” along I-95

    PHILADELPHIA, PA  –Along different sections of the I-95 reconstruction project, PennDot has teamed up with civil engineers from Temple and Villanova to help steer rainfall away from Philly’s over-taxed storm water collection system. According to officials at Villanova, the “rain gardens” collect stormwater from the interstate and once collected it is disposed of in one of three ways. It is released back into the atmosphere through evapotranspiration, absorbed by the garden plants, or filtered through the garden bed to the […]

  • The Goldbergs creator, Adam F. Goldberg, honored in Philadelphia with Tastykakes and Eagles memorabilia

    JENKINTOWN, PA — The creator and executive producer for the popular television series, “The Goldbergs,” Adam F. Goldberg, was honored in his hometown and at his high school on Friday. The Jenkintown native was introduced by Mayor Kenney and given memorabilia from the Phillies, the Flyers, and the Eagles at an afternoon event at City Hall. Goldberg’s family was on hand to watch him address an assembly at his alma-mater, The William Penn Charter School, later in the day. The […]