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Police: 2 stabbed, officer assaulted during Eagles' parade

Feb. 9, 2018 5:56 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's mayor on Friday praised fans for their largely peaceful revelry at the Eagles' Super Bowl parade, noting only a few "small hiccups" during a celebration that included two stabbings, a toppled Jumbotron and the assault of an officer. Police reported two arrests as hundreds...

Eagles, Philly fans get catharsis through Super Bowl parade

Feb. 8, 2018 8:03 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's first Super Bowl parade provided catharsis Thursday for hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans, deliriously joyful after decades without a title and relishing the national spotlight on a team that few outside the city thought could win it all. Fans clad in Eagles green...

The Latest: Fans keep it mostly peaceful at Eagles parade

Feb. 8, 2018 4:01 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the parade for the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles (all times local): 4 p.m. Police are so far only reporting one act of violence after hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans hit the streets to fete their Super Bowl champion Eagles. Police say someone was stabbed...

Philadelphia gears up to shut down for Eagles parade

Feb. 7, 2018 5:47 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city is gearing up and shutting down for its first-ever Super Bowl parade, with universities, schools and government offices all shuttering and mass transit being shifted to serve the needs of parade-going Eagles fans. Museums, city courts and even the Philadelphia Zoo will close as...

Mayor hopes 'knucklehead contingent' avoids Eagles parade

Feb. 6, 2018 2:47 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An estimated 2 million people celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles' long-awaited first Super Bowl win will descend on the city Thursday as the Vince Lombardi trophy is paraded through five miles of jubilant fans. Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney called on them to celebrate with passion and...

Eagles get hero's welcome after winning 1st Super Bowl title

Feb. 5, 2018 6:25 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fresh off their first Super Bowl title, the Philadelphia Eagles arrived home to a hero's welcome Monday afternoon, hours after overjoyed fans mobbed the streets in a sometimes unruly victory celebration nearly 60 years in the making. Hundreds of fans greeted the team's plane at...

The Latest: Super Bowl MVP Foles fist bumps Mickey at Disney

Feb. 5, 2018 4:09 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Philadelphia's first Super Bowl victory and the fans' reaction (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Walt Disney World is throwing a parade in honor of Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback rode atop a float at Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, on...

Rousey shifts to wrestling with surprise Royal Rumble cameo

Jan. 29, 2018 1:39 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ronda Rousey has ditched UFC for WWE. Once the most dangerous women in MMA, Rousey officially made the anticipated jump to WWE on Sunday night with a surprise appearance at the Royal Rumble in Philadelphia. The former UFC bantamweight champion also told ESPN that she's fully committed...

Philadelphia's safe injection site plans spark questions

Jan. 28, 2018 12:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia wants to establish safe havens where people can inject drugs, an effort to combat skyrocketing opioid overdoses in the city. They would be places where people could shoot up under the supervision of medical professionals who could administer an overdose antidote if...

Philadelphia mayor accepts Brockton mayor's Rocky statue bet

Jan. 26, 2018 2:21 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's iconic Rocky statue could be forced to sport New England Patriots colors thanks to a Super Bowl wager with the Massachusetts hometown of heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano. Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter said Thursday that Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney had agreed to the...