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Philadelphia-area millennials are buzzing about beekeeping

Aug. 18, 2018 3:03 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Every few days, Sam Torres heads to Glen Foerd in Northeast Philadelphia to check his beehives. He gets there about 8 a.m. because bees get up with the sun, and goes through the hives carefully to make sure his "girls" — beehives are a bona fide matriarchy at 85 to 90 percent...

Nola strikes out 11, pitches Phillies past Mets 4-2

Aug. 17, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Once Aaron Nola got an early lead, he was home free. Nola struck out 11 in seven impressive innings to stay unbeaten at Citizens Bank Park, pitching the Philadelphia Phillies past the New York Mets 4-2 on Friday night. Asdrubal Cabrera hit an RBI double off former teammate Noah...

Correction: Mets-Phillies story

Aug. 17, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about the first game of a doubleheader between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Mets broke a franchise record for runs set on Aug. 16, 2017, during their 24-4 win over the Phillies. The Mets' previous...

Philly City Hall staffer shot by husband in murder-suicide

Aug. 17, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say a longtime Philadelphia City Hall staffer was shot and killed by her husband, who then fatally shot himself. A baby sitter and the couple's twin 4-year-old girls fled the house. Homicide Capt. John Ryan says police found Linda Rios-Neuby, head of human resources for City...

Governor declares disaster after recent Pennsylvania floods

Aug. 17, 2018 12:58 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Days after touring areas of eastern Pennsylvania that were hard-hit by flooding, Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a "disaster emergency" proclamation for the area. Friday's move allows the state to ask for a federal disaster declaration and seek funding for damages and needed supplies for...

Man slashes Philadelphia police officer during scuffle

Aug. 17, 2018 8:31 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A scuffle between a Philadelphia police officer and a suspected thief ended with the man slashing the officer on the nose. Authorities say the man was suspected of stealing items from a pharmacy when a security guard there approached him around 1:15 a.m. Friday. The man allegedly pulled...

Ex-cop guilty of drunken hit-and-run, pointing gun at pair

Aug. 17, 2018 7:09 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer has been convicted of pointing his gun at two people after a drunken hit-and-run accident. Kevin Klein was found guilty Thursday of simple assault, drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident. The 37-year-old Klein, who had served on the...

Plumber buried in trench collapse dies

Aug. 16, 2018 10:17 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a plumber who became buried in a trench that collapsed at a residential work site has died. Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel says responders arrived at the trench near the house in the city's East Oak Lane neighborhood around 11 a.m. Thursday for reports of a worker trapped...

University honors students who found love in elevator in '72

Aug. 16, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's Temple University is honoring a 45-year relationship sparked in a campus elevator. Sharyn Rubin and Eric Schlesinger briefly met on move-in day on Sept. 6, 1972, while she was moving in and he was operating a dorm building elevator. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Rubin...

2 brothers pay respects as Marine killed in WWII is buried

Aug. 16, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The remains of a Marine lost since the early days of World War II have been buried in Philadelphia, more than 70 years after he was killed. Dominic Ragucci had thought that the body of brother Emil was swept out to sea during a battle on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa. On Tuesday, the...