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Homeless man in GoFundMe case extradited back to New Jersey

Jan. 22, 2019 2:16 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A homeless veteran accused of engaging in a GoFundMe scheme has been extradited back to New Jersey after being taken into custody across the river in Philadelphia. The judge ordered 35-year-old Johnny Bobbitt back to New Jersey to face charges he violated the conditions of his release...

DA: New Mumia Abu-Jamal files show no sign of judge conflict

Jan. 22, 2019 1:53 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia prosecutors say they've seen no evidence from newly found boxes of files in a former Black Panther's police slaying case that a judge had a conflict of interest. Mumia Abu-Jamal recently won a chance to reargue his appeal in the 1981 slaying because a state Supreme Court...

Independence Visitor Center cuts hours due to shutdown

Jan. 22, 2019 8:22 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia is reducing operations because of the ongoing partial federal government shutdown. The center, which is located in Independence National Historical Park, is closed Tuesday. When it reopens on Wednesday, it will operate from 9 a.m. to 5...

Apartment building fire injures 3, residents flee into cold

Jan. 22, 2019 8:00 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fast-moving fire at a Philadelphia apartment building left three people injured and sent residents fleeing into the bitter cold. The fire in the six-story building broke out around 11:30 p.m. Monday. Firefighters soon arrived and saw flames shooting out of a third-story unit. The...

Embiid leads 76ers to 121-93 rout of Harden, Rockets

Jan. 21, 2019 11:50 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid relished the chance to face James Harden, and wasn't going to let a little back tightness stop him. Embiid had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past fellow MVP contender Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-93 on Monday night. "I love playing against...

Betsy Ross Bridge reopens following fire in Philadelphia

Jan. 21, 2019 6:43 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Delaware River Port Authority says a bridge between Pennsylvania and New Jersey has reopened after a large tire fire in northeast Philadelphia caused it to close. The fire broke out in the city's Port Richmond neighborhood just after 4:30 p.m. Monday. Flames and smoke could be seen...

Cave-in perhaps due to sewer collapse closes intersection

Jan. 21, 2019 5:31 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a busy intersection in Philadelphia's Center City has been closed due to what is being described as a large cave-in. Officials told WTXF-TV that they believe the sewer collapsed at the intersection of 20th and Chestnut streets, and it's not believed to be...

Philadelphia to offer bill payment flexibility amid shutdown

Jan. 21, 2019 2:05 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia says city departments and agencies will be offering flexibility in bill payments to federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown. Mayor Jim Kenney said Monday that furloughed federal workers and those employees working without pay can contact the...

The Latest: Bitter cold freezes US regions hit by storm

Jan. 21, 2019 4:15 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm moving across the country (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A winter storm that covered parts of the Midwest and Northeast in snow and sleet this weekend has manifested into a bitter freeze. The National Weather Service says temperatures across the Great Lakes, Ohio...

Woman killed, multiple displaced in Philadelphia fires

Jan. 21, 2019 12:14 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Multiple late night house fires in Philadelphia have left one woman dead and others displaced. The first fire broke out around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the city's Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Firefighters arrived to flames coming from both floors of the 2-story home, and an elderly woman...