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  • East Coast Prepares For Hurricane Florence

    The Governors of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina have declared states of emergencies ahead of Hurricane Florence. The National Hurricane Center says Florence will likely continue to gain strength as it gets closer to the U.S. East Coast. Experts say it’s too early to determine if Hurricane Florence will make landfall on the East Coast, or make an impact to the region at all, but people there are wasting no time to get ready. This comes after the East […]

  • Tractor Trailer Gets Stuck Under Overpass On MLK Jr. Drive

    A tractor trailer got stuck under an overpass on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive early Wednesday morning. According to officials, the driver was taking a detour before he got stuck around 3:20 am. Truck Enforcement shut down that portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive during their investigation. The Philadelphia Streets Department will inspect the overpass for any damage. No one was hurt. No word yet on whether the driver will face charges.    

  • Philadelphia Police Release Surveillance Video Of South Philly Robbery

    Police have released surveillance video of a violent robbery in South Philadelphia and need your help identifying the suspects. Investigators say on August 15th, the 29 year-old victim was walking along the 400 block of Dickinson Street in South Philadelphia. Police say two white men sneaked up on him and attacked him. Police say the robbers threw the victim to the ground. In the surveillance video, you can see them beating and kicking the victim while he was on the […]

  • Police Arrest Man In Connection With Murder Of Christina Kraft

    Police have arrested Jonathan Wesley Harris in the gruesome murder of former Playboy model Christina Kraft. Police say they found Harris Wednesday afternoon in Pittsburgh. According to investigators, a concerned citizen contacted Lower Merion Police after authorities released surveillance videos and pictures of the suspect. Police say that early last Wednesday morning, Kraft left her apartment in Ardmore and took a Lyft to the 1400 block of Chestnut Street. Surveillance video captured the two meeting near South Broad & 13th […]

  • Community Welcomes Elementary School Students Back To School

    Students at Samuel Gompers Elementary School got a big welcome for their first day back. The students were greeted by cheerleaders and dance team members from St. Joseph’s University. The school also brought in a DJ. School leaders said it’s their way to get kids motivated for the new year and plan to do the same thing next year.

  • Philadelphia Police Investigating Murder At SEPTA Bus Stop

    Philadelphia Police say a man was shot and killed at a SEPTA bus stop early Tuesday morning. Police say the victim is a 55 year-old man, but have not released his name. According to investigators, the victim was waiting for the bus when he appears to have got into an altercation with the suspect. Police say the suspect shot the victim once in the head at point-blank range, then fled. The SEPTA bus was arriving at that stop at the […]

  • Firefighters Respond To Fire At 69th Street and Elmwood Avenue

    The Philadelphia Fire Department was on the scene of a fire at 69th Street and Elmwood Avenue on Friday morning. Crews say a fire broke out on the second floor of a business that also contains row homes. A firefighter suffered minor injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

  • 12 Years Later, Police Find Remains Of Shamarie Taylor

      Philadelphia Police have discovered the remains of Shamari Taylor. Back in 2006, police say that Taylor was in a car with someone else, when they were both kidnapped near the 7600 block of Woodbine Avenue in the Overbrook Park neighborhood. The other person was able to escape, but Taylor wasn’t heard from since. Police believed he was in danger. Earlier this week, police say that human remains were found in a lot in North Philadelphia. Police said yesterday that […]

  • Woman Shot And Killed In Wissinoming Apartment

    Investigators say a woman is dead after she was shot in the chest in a Wissinoming apartment early Thursday morning. Police say they got the call around 3:30 a.m. for someone breaking into an apartment at the 5900 block of Keystone Street. When authorities arrived, they found a woman dead on the third floor apartment kitchen. Authorities took two men into custody for questioning after they observed them climbing from the 2nd story roof of the building. Investigators say that […]

  • New Student Move-In Begins At Temple University

    New student move-in began at Temple University on Wednesday morning. More than 5,000 students are expected to move to the campus by the end of the week. PHL 17’s Khiree Stewart was on campus at the start of move-in and spoke with campus officials, parents, and students. Click here for more information on the move-in at Temple University.