Democratic Phila. Helps State House GOP Grow Its Majority

By Tony Romeo PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A special election for a state House seat in Northeast Philadelphia this past week highlights the paradox that is the current political landscape in Pennsylvania, where a Democrat is in the governor’s office and the big Republican majority in the legislature just got bigger. The seat formerly held by […]

Camden County Vying For Part Of A $75 Million Grant

By David Madden CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — Camden County is hoping to get a piece of a $75 million foundation grant that targets programs providing alternatives to incarceration for first time, non-violent offenders. The MacArthur Foundation has come up with what it’s calling the ‘Safety and Justice Grant Challenge.’ It’s a 5-year plan aimed at finding […]

Man Stabbed, Robbed During Home Invasion In North Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are investigating a home invasion stabbing and robbery overnight in North Philadelphia. It happened around 3 a.m. Sunday inside a home along the 700 block of West Erie Avenue in the Hunting Park section of the city. Police say the 25-year-old home owner was stabbed once in the head. He was […]

Notes from the news, March 23

By the Notebook on Mar 23, 2015 09:29 AM The Interview: ‘Notebook’ editor Paul Socolar. Daily News Duncan visits Philly to press for governor’s education plan. NewsWorks Ed Secretary Arne Duncan says Pa.’s funding gap between rich, poor schools is nation’s worst. Inquirer Group of donors fund Williams in the name of schools. Inquirer Philadelphia School […]


WHO:            Mayor Michael A. Nutter WHAT:          Mayor Nutter will make a major personnel announcement. WHERE:        Mayor’s Reception Room, Room 202 City Hall WHEN:          Friday, March 27, 2015               12:00 p.m.               TODAY About these ads


hiladelphia, March 27, 2015 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the departure of Rina Cutler, Deputy Mayor for Transportation Utilities, who will become the Senior Director for Major Station Planning and Development with Amtrak.  In this role, Ms. Cutler will advance large-scale, multi-party master plans for Amtrak’s largest stations across the country.  Deputy Mayor Cutler’s last […]

Wanted: Suspect for Theft in the 1st District [VIDEO]

South Detective Division is looking to identify and locate the suspect wanted for a theft in Girard Estates. On March 18, 2015, at 12:30 pm, the victim stopped at the Lee Lai Deli located at 2049 South 23rd Street. After purchasing some items the victim left, inadvertently leaving her pocketbook behind on a window sill. […]

Wanted: Suspects for Robbery in the 6th District [VIDEO]

Central Detective Division is looking to identify and locate the suspect wanted for a robbery in the 6th District. On March 20, 2015 , at 10:40 pm, the complainants, two females 24 27 years-of-age, were walking west on the 400 block of Fairmount Avenue when they were approached by two unknown males who forced them […]

Fire Rips Through Vacant Warehouse In North Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A huge, 4-alarm fire ripped through a vacant warehouse overnight in North Philadelphia. Flames broke out around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of Westmoreland Street in the city’s Tioga section. The fire tore through the roof of the two-story building and caused parts of it to collapse. Fire officials say […]