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  • 51-year-old Woman Shot to Death on Mother’s West Philadelphia Porch

    WEST PHILADELPHIA — A 51-year-old woman was shot in the head on the porch of her mother’s West Philadelphia home Thursday morning. Philadelphia Police say the shooting occurred at a residential home at 3:05 a.m. near the intersection of 59th and Master Street. The suspect, who has not been identified at this time, appears to have shot the woman at close range, because three shell casings were found on the porch near the body, according to police. Authorities told PHL17 […]

  • Man Stabbed to Death Inside SEPTA’s Jefferson Station

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – A man was stabbed to death inside Jefferson Station Thursday morning at 3:15 am. The killer fled on foot, leaving a trail of blood out of the SEPTA station near 10th and Filbert, and then south on 10th street, towards Market. Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said two men got into an altercation near the subway platform which led to the stabbing. The victim, who had no ID on him, and may have been homeless, lost […]

  • Goats in Germantown are Assisting with Therapy, Yoga, and soon…Lawn Care

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – In East Germantown, underprivileged youth and members of the community are finding comfort in…therapy goats. The brand-new Philly Goat Project was dreamt up by Karen Krivit. She’s spent the last year transforming a section of the Awbury Arboretum in East Germantown into the home for the five goats currently in the program. Each week, Krivit has designated hours for community goat walks, where three Nigerian Dwarf goats, or two mixed breed larger goats can be taken for walks. […]

  • Philly Pumptrack is a Free, Easy to Ride, BMX Course in Fairmount Park

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer, look no further than the Philly Pumptrack in Fairmount Park. The free course was built in 2014 and is the only course of its kind in the region. There are two tracks, an oval beginner track, and the larger track with multiple line choices. All riders must sign a waiver before entering the course, but once they do, kids are equipped with a helmet […]

  • Experts Discuss why the Rocky Steps and Iconic Statue are so Famous Today

    Philadelphia, PA – On Tuesday night, a panel of “Rocky experts” sat on the famous steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to discuss how they believe the iconic jogging scene from Rocky came to personify an entire city. The event was titled, “The Rise of the Rocky Steps,” and featured ROCKY Sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg, Steadicam Inventor Garrett Brown, Film Office Executive Director Sharon Pinkenson, and “Rocky Stories” Author Michael Vitez. In honor of the Parkway’s 100th birthday this year, […]

  • “Touch a Truck” Event Held in Montgomery County

    NORRSITOWN, PA – On Monday night, over 30 trucks, police vehicles, and emergency response vehicles were on display for kids and their parents at Eisenhower Middle School. With Tuesday being National Night Out, officials in Montgomery County put in some extra effort this year to strengthen ties in their community. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office in conjunction with the Norristown Municipal Police Department, along with the Montgomery County Detectives organized the event which featured different trucks, skid loaders, construction […]

  • Pennsylvania Car Wash Owner Grows Huge Sunflower Field to Attract Business…and it’s Working

    ELVERSON, PA – Rick Frey is the owner of Please Wash Me Car Wash and says the sunflower field beside his business will be absolutely picturesque for the next two weeks! The hidden patch of paradise was planted by Frey and his wife eight years ago as a way to attract new business during the summer months. Frey said, “They spent 15 minutes here and they feel good. There’s no politics in the air; everything is nice and clean; everybody […]

  • Eagles’ Jason Kelce Plays Saxophone with Philadelphia Orchestra at Tribute Concert

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Tuesday night, over 8,000 Eagles fans relived the historic 2018 Super Bowl winning season to the live sounds of the Philadelphia Orchestra, watching highlights and cheering for their team. The event featured appearances by the voice of the Eagles, Merrill Reese; owner, Jeffrey Lurie; and linebacker, Brandon Graham. Fans packed the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, decked out in their favorite jerseys and super bowl champion t-shirts for a special event called, “A Championship Season […]

  • 100 Women Protestors Dress as ‘Handmaids’ to Greet VP Pence at Union League

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – Vice President Mike Pence was in Philadelphia on Monday to campaign for US Senate candid Lou Barletta. Protests were staged throughout the day at both of Trump’s Philadelphia stops. On Monday night over 100 women dressed as characters from the novel turned TV series, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” in front of the Union League. Organizer from, Sam Goldman, told PHL17, “This is not a symbol. The world of Gilead, that was meant to be a dystopian fiction, is […]

  • Trump Backpedals After Putin Summit

    Washington, D.C. – After his public embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki Finland earlier this week, President Donald Trump went into damage control mode on Tuesday. At the White House the president saying he believes Russians interfered in the election after all. Trump said, “I said the word would instead of wouldn’t. Just to repeat it, I said the word would instead of wouldn’t. I thought it was unclear on the transcript. The sentence should have been, ‘I don’t see […]