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  • Teacher fired after telling employer she needed brain surgery

    INDIANAPOLIS  — A pre-K teacher in Indiana was fired after telling her employer she needed surgery to remove a brain tumor. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor after going to the doctor for severe headaches. Three days later doctors went in to remove the tumor. The 32-year-old teacher alerted her employer, Child Adult Resource Services, to let them know she would be off from work. Amanda Anderson had worked for the school for less than a year. “My supervisor told […]

  • Crime and Punishment Brewing Company on Weekend Philler

    Crime and Punishment Brewing Company likes to say they are putting the BREW back in Brewerytown.

  • IN FOCUS: “Black In Blue”

    This week we focus on over 100 years of African-American history in the Philadelphia Police Department with Arthur Matthews, author of the new book, “Black In Blue.” Matthews, who self-published his book which is laid out as a ‘scrapbook’ includes photos, articles and letters tracing the history of black police officers in Philadelphia from the first four appointed in 1881 to the current top cop – Police Commissioner Richard Ross. Matthews, who himself is a trailblazer making history as the […]

  • Weekend Philler Episode 24

    In this episode of Weekend Philler we play some Balaguer Guitars, drink some Russian inspired craft beer at Crime and Punishment Brewing Company, rescue the felines at Le Cat Cafe, get high atop the Comcast Technology Center, throwback to some vintage PHL17 movie promos and sample the street eats at the Williamstown Food Truck Festival. Wow, that’s an action packed half hour.   Thanks for tuning it to PHL17 at 11:30pm on Saturday nights and letting us “phill” a little of […]

  • Williamstown Food Truck Festival on Weekend Philler

    Twice a year our good friends at Innovative Catering host a Food Truck Festival in Wiliamstown, NJ that is chock full of award winning vendors and some of the top trucks in the industry.

  • Colorado’s first drive-thru pot dispensary opens on 4/20

    PARACHUTE, Colo. — The first drive-thru pot shop in the country is opening in Colorado, just in time for the annual “high holiday” of 4/20. The Tumbleweed Express Drive-Thru in Parachute, in the western part of the state, is holding its grand opening on Thursday. Owner Mark Smith, 58, was a pawn shop man. He owned 23 of them and eventually sold them to EZ Pawn. With the cold hard cash in his back pocket, he headed west and landed […]

  • PHL17 Doing Some Good

    PHL17 Morning News ‘Doing Some Good’: Interested in any of the events you saw on PHL17 Morning News? Here are some of the events featured… click them to see how you can get involved! Dining Out For Life Spruce Foundation’s 2017 Gala Art For Hunger Swing Against Sarcoma Golf Outing Rebirth Of Camden: The Taste Bancroft Autism Awareness: Ninja Warrior Challenge Casino Wine Sneaker Ball Party Like It’s 1985 Run Wild For The Zoo 5K Fun Run Race For F.A.C.E 5K & […]

  • Angry driver rams parking enforcement officer after getting a ticket

    LA JOLLA, Calif. – A California driver may face serious charges after a parking ticket sent him into a violent rage Wednesday, according to police. The motorist is accused of ramming his car into a parking enforcement officer’s vehicle during the altercation in San Diego’s tony seaside community of La Jolla, according to KSWB. The motorist was given a parking ticket at Prospect Street, near Eads Avenue, around noon, according to San Diego police. He then allegedly used his red […]

  • Large asteroid to pass ‘very close’ to earth – here’s how to see it

    A large asteroid is hurtling toward Earth — but there’s no need to duck and cover. The space rock, known by the very dull name of 2014 JO25 will safely fly by Earth on April 19, according to NASA. The chances of it pounding our planet and leaving us for the dead? Zero, experts say. “Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid of this […]

  • Section of Atlanta interstate buckles, launching motorcycle rider into air

    ATLANTA — A section of westbound Interstate 20 in Atlanta is closed after a section of the roadway bulged up from the ground and launched a motorcycle rider into the air Monday afternoon. The DeKalb County Police initially said an underground gas leak caused the “defect” in the roadway in the southeast part of the city. Fire officials later said crews were pumping concrete into old, abandoned gas lines under the freeway and there was some sort of malfunction that caused a build-up of […]