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Ex-Philadelphia police officer sentenced to at least 8 years in shooting death of 12-year-old boy

Jul. 22, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fired Philadelphia police officer who pleaded guilty to murder in the shooting of a fleeing 12-year-old boy was sentenced Monday to at least eight years in prison. Edsaul Mendoza, a five-year veteran of the force who was fired a week after the shooting in...

Man sentenced in prison break and fatal brawl among soccer fans outside cheesesteak shop

Jul. 21, 2024 13:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man convicted of helping two other men escape prison while he was in custody over a fatal brawl among soccer fans outside a famed Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurant has been sentenced in both cases. Court documents indicate that Jose Flores-Huerta, 36, was...

Gazdag's hat trick sparks Philadelphia Union's 3-0 win over Nashville

Jul. 20, 2024 22:50 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Dániel Gazdag scored all three goals and the Philadelphia Union defeated Nashville SC 3-0 on Saturday night. Gazdag scored with a right-footed shot from the center of the box to give Philadelphia a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute. Gazdag made it 2-0...

Citizens: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 19, 2024 09:10 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Citizens Holding Co. (CIZN) on Friday reported net income of $987,000 in its second quarter. The bank, based in Philadelphia, said it had earnings of 18 cents per share. The bank posted revenue of $19.2 million in the period....

Man dies after he rescues two young boys who were struggling to stay afloat in New Jersey river

Jul. 18, 2024 13:57 PM EDT

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A man who dove into a southern New Jersey river and rescued two children who were struggling to stay afloat has died after he disappeared underneath the water, authorities said. Pablo Hernandez Cruz, 49, of Mays Landing, was at the Weymouth Furnace...

Cavan Sullivan becomes youngest to appear in MLS match as Union top Revolution 5-1

Jul. 17, 2024 22:13 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Cavan Sullivan became the youngest player to appear in an MLS match, Tai Baribo had his first career hat trick and Kai Wagner added three assists to help the Philadelphia Union end a 10-match winless streak with a 5-1 romp over the New England Revolution on Wednesday night. ...

Ex-Philadelphia detective convicted of perjury in coerced murder confession case

Jul. 17, 2024 10:00 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia homicide detective accused of beating a murder suspect to obtain a confession and then lying about it in court has ben convicted of obstruction and perjury charges. Prosecutors said they would seek a prison term for James Pitts, 53, when...

Five Below's CEO and president steps down amid weak sales

Jul. 16, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Five Below said Tuesday that its CEO and President Joel Anderson has stepped down amid languishing sales at the discount retailer catering to teens. The Philadelphia-based company, which has been wrestling with slower spending by its lower-income shoppers and...

Not having Pride Night didn't exclude Rangers from hosting All-Star Game, Manfred says

Jul. 16, 2024 17:30 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers being the only Major League Baseball team not to hold a Pride Night was not a decisive factor when the commissioner's office picked the team to host this year's All-Star Game. “There are a whole host of factors that go into deciding...

Joe 'Jellybean' Bryant, the father of Kobe Bryant, dies at 69

Jul. 16, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, the father of the late Basketball Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant, has died, his alma mater announced Tuesday. Bryant, who spent eight seasons in the NBA with three different franchises, was 69. The Philadelphia Inquirer, citing La Salle...