#Philadelphia

  • Teacher found bag of crack cocaine in student mouth

    The young girl thought it was sugar. A teacher at a southwest Philadelphia kindergarten became alarmed Wednesday when she saw a six-year-old girl in her class biting down a small plastic bag. Turns out the bag contained crack cocaine. “She put the actual bag in her mouth and was chewing...
  • Two black men arrested at Starbucks settle with Philadelphia for $1 each

    In addition to providing the symbolic $1 settlement, the city of Philadelphia will donate $200,000 to a program to support young entrepreneurs. Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were led out of Starbucks in handcuffs on April 12 after they sat in the cafe without ordering anything as they waited...
  • Mob Boss Joey Merlino Pleads Guilty To Illegal Gambling Charge To Avoid Retrial

    NEW YORK (CBS) — Notorious Philadelphia mob boss Joey Merlino pleads guilty to an illegal gambling charge in New York City. Mantua Officers Rescue Ducklings Trapped In Storm Drain Merlino entered the plea Friday as part of a deal to avoid a retrial in a racketeering case. He was...
  • Meek Mill freed from prison after 5-month battle

    PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) – Rapper Meek Mill is out of prison after being held behind bars for five months for probation violations.  It was just after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when a helicopter belonging to the 76ers owner carried Meek Mill to freedom after his court ordered release from prison with a...
  • Plane makes emergency landing after engine blows apart

    A Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight out of New York made an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday, and an engine on the plane appeared to be severely damaged and at least one window was smashed. Southwest said the Boeing 737-700 has 143 passengers and a crew of five onboard. At least...
  • Starbucks CEO calls arrest of two black men at Philadelphia store ‘reprehensible’

    (CNN)Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson responded to public outcry over the arrest of two black men on Saturday from a Philadelphia branch of the coffee shop, calling the incident “reprehensible.” The arrest, which was captured on video that has since gone viral, sparked accusations of discrimination and racial profiling. In...
  • Meek Mill knew 10 years of probation would end in prison

    PHILADELPHIA — Rapper Meek Mill says he always thought ten years of probation would bring him back to prison. Mill spoke to news anchor Lester Holt from a Pennsylvania prison in a phone interview that aired Thursday on “NBC Nightly News.” The Philadelphia-born rapper, whose real name is Robert...
  • Young boy arrested for walking down the street with a loaded AR-15 rifle

    Philadelphia police say they have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was walking down a street with a loaded AR-15 rifle. Police said Monday that the arrest happened during the weekend. Authorities say a 19-year-old man carrying a handgun also was arrested. The police department posted a picture on Twitter of an...
  • Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Thousands of fans are lined up in Philadelphia to celebrate another sports championship with a parade, this time for Villanova University’s Wildcats. The winners of the men’s college basketball tournament are riding atop double-decker buses along a downtown thoroughfare, ending at City Hall for a rally....