Latest Jim Kenney News

Man acquitted of rape after 25 years in prison to get $10M

Jun. 6, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has reach a settlement of nearly $10 million with a man who spent 25 years in prison before being acquitted in a retrial in the rape and murder of a 77-year-old woman. Anthony Wright was sentenced to life in prison in the 1991 slaying of his neighbor, Louise Talley, who was...

Judge sides with Philadelphia in 'sanctuary city' fight

Jun. 6, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over the way the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally. U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson said in his ruling that the conditions the federal government placed on the city...

The Latest: Mayor calls Trump a bully, hails ruling

Jun. 6, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Philadelphia's legal dispute with the Trump administration over its "sanctuary city" policy (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Philadelphia's mayor is hailing a ruling that says the Trump administration can't block the flow of federal grant money over the city's handling of...

Talk about political football: No Eagles at the White House

Jun. 5, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking on the NFL and football's Super Bowl champs, President Donald Trump gave the boot to a White House ceremony for the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday and instead threw his own brief "Celebration of America" after it became clear most players weren't going to show up. Both sides traded...

The Latest: Eagles safety says players aren't anti-anthem

Jun. 5, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's cancellation of the Philadelphia Eagles' visit to the White House (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins says NFL players who have been speaking out politically are fighting for racial and social equality, not...

Trump calls off Eagles visit over anthem dispute

Jun. 5, 2018 12:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Digging deeper into a culture war that he's repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit to the White House by the Philadelphia Eagles, citing the dispute over whether NFL players protesting racial injustice must stand during the playing of the national anthem....

Philadelphia shuts Graffiti Pier, spurring calls for park

May. 27, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A popular public art space called Graffiti Pier has been shut down by Philadelphia police over safety concerns, prompting a push to turn the former coal loading dock into an official park and saving it from the fate of other graffiti meccas that were razed by developers. Pier 124 along...

Wagner wins GOP gubernatorial nod; Barletta to take on Casey

May. 16, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Republicans picked a tough-talking state senator and a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump to be their party's nominees for governor and U.S. Senate, setting the stage for what is expected to be a hotly contested general election two years after Pennsylvania...

Man in custody for vandalism of Israeli flag in Philadelphia

May. 15, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of splattering red paint on an Israeli flag in Philadelphia has been taken into custody. Laura Frank, an employee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, tells the Philadelphia Inquirer she saw a man standing near the flag with a paint gun on Tuesday and called...

Lots of choices and races for Pennsylvania primary voters

May. 14, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters have a lot to think about when they hit the polls for Tuesday's primary, including a hotly contested Republican primary for governor. Also on the card are a five-way race for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, a Republican primary to pick who will...