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Sick child treated after migrant bus arrives in Philadelphia

Nov. 16, 2022 15:36 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A bus carrying 28 migrants from Texas arrived in Philadelphia on Wednesday, including a 10-year-old girl suffering from dehydration and a high fever who was whisked to a hospital for treatment. Advocates who welcomed them with coats and blankets as they arrived...

Texas sends next busload of migrants to Philadelphia

Nov. 15, 2022 17:43 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that Philadelphia will be the next destination for migrants the state is transporting from the U.S.-Mexico border by the thousands to Democratic-led locales, putting a new bus on the road a week after the Republican easily won reelection. ...

Mexico depicts Philadelphia street scenes in anti-drug ads

Nov. 11, 2022 13:03 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government is using video of homeless people and open-air drug users in Philadelphia’s embattled Kensington neighborhood in a national ad campaign to try to scare young people away from drugs. The spots never identify the city or neighborhood...

Police: 4th suspect arrested in ambush shooting near school

Nov. 01, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police have announced the arrest of a fourth suspect in September's ambush shooting outside a Philadelphia high school that killed a 14-year-old and wounded four other teenagers after a football scrimmage. Police said Monday the 16-year-old is the...

Phillies' World Series run leads wild run of Philly success

Oct. 27, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Miles Teller — fresh off hosting “Saturday Night Live” for the season premiere — had just hit Cabo San Lucas to vacation and celebrate his wife Keleigh’s 30th birthday. Faster than Maverick could reach Mach 10, Teller had a change of plans: The...

2 in custody, 2 sought in fatal shooting outside high school

Oct. 15, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police have named two more juvenile suspects in last month’s ambush shooting outside a Philadelphia high school that killed a 14-year-old and wounded four other teenagers after a football scrimmage. Police said they took a 17-year-old was into custody and are...

2nd suspect charged in ambush shooting outside high school

Oct. 12, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities have announced charges against a second suspect in last month's ambush shooting outside a Philadelphia high school that killed a 14-year-old and wounded four other teenagers after a football scrimmage. District Attorney Larry Krasner said Wednesday...

Box covering Columbus statue sports colors of Italian flag

Oct. 10, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A statue of Christopher Columbus in Philadelphia remains hidden by a plywood box while its fate is decided in the courts, but the box has now been painted with the colors of the Italian flag. City officials told the news station KYW that they painted the box...

Italian heritage group to appeal Columbus statue removal

Oct. 08, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Italian heritage group in western Pennsylvania vowed to appeal a judge's ruling that Pittsburgh officials can remove a 13-foot statue of Christopher Columbus from a city park. Attorneys for the Italian Sons and Daughters of America have argued that the mayor...

Philadelphia apologizes for experiments on Black inmates

Oct. 06, 2022 21:42 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city of Philadelphia issued an apology Thursday for the unethical medical experiments performed on mostly Black inmates at its Holmesburg Prison from the 1950s through the 1970s. The move comes after community activists and families of some of those inmates...