#Philadelphia

  • 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....
  • 76ers set to unveil sculpture of Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers are paying tribute to Hall of Famer Julius Erving. The NBA team will unveil a sculpture of Erving during a ceremony Tuesday at their practice facility in Camden, New Jersey. It will be the sixth sculpture installed on “76ers Legends Walk.” It will...
  • Mistrial declared in mob boss fraud case

    A mistrial was declared on Tuesday in the New York City racketeering trial of a notorious Philadelphia mob boss who had insisted he quit his life of crime after a lengthy prison term. Jurors at the trial of Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino told U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan in...
  • Meek Mill’s ‘Dreams and Nightmares’ Earned 1.4 Million U.S. Streams on Day After Super Bowl LII

    Meek Mill’s five-year-old song “Dreams and Nightmares” — which was adopted as a de facto anthem by the Philadelphia Eagles for the team’s Super Bowl LII championship aspirations — soared to 1.47 million U.S. on-demand audio and video streams on Monday, Feb. 5, the day after the big game, according to Nielsen...
  • WWE Sends Philadelphia Eagles Championship Belt!!

    The Philadelphia Eagles are champions of the NFL … and now they got the championship bling to match! On the heels of their huge Super Bowl win, WWE exec Triple H got a custom world heavyweight championship belt done up for the Eagles … a gold-plated replica of the...