Two-alarm tire fire disrupting traffic in Port Richmond

The Betsy Ross Bridge was temporarily closed because of smoke.

Volunteers dream up a world without gun violence at King Day of Service

Across the region, a record 150,000 people of all ages and races braved frigid temperature to donate time and sweat in about 1,800 community service projects throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, according to Todd Bernstein, founder and director of the region’s King Day of Service.

Volunteers dream up a world without gun violence at King Day of Service

Across the region, a record 150,000 people of all ages and races braved frigid temperature to donate time and sweat in about 1,800 community service projects throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, according to Todd Bernstein, founder and director of the region’s King Day of Service.

A Philly repair company charged an 86-year-old $4,650 and gave her nothing

Repairs R Us claims it sold the consumer a "preventative maintenance plan," but it never provided a receipt or contract.

A Philly repair company charged an 86-year-old $4,650 and gave her nothing

Repairs R Us claims it sold the consumer a "preventative maintenance plan," but it never provided a receipt or contract.

Extra day added to anonymous-donor funded interest-free loan giveaway for Philly federal workers

The anonymous donor of the $500,000 loan fund also has agreed to raise the income eligibility limit to $65,000.

Extra day added to anonymous-donor funded interest-free loan giveaway for Philly federal workers

The anonymous donor of the $500,000 loan fund also has agreed to raise the income eligibility limit to $65,000.
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Government shutdown jeopardizes museum’s celebration of 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

“If we can’t apply for grants because their staff can’t work, that puts some of our public programs at risk in the future,” said PAFA museum director Brooke Davis Anderson.

‘Let’s just take a pause’: Philadelphia postpones land sales amid reports of misconduct

The move is designed to prevent land flippers and developers from continuing to exploit loopholes in the system at taxpayers’ expense.

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Free Library borrowers face long waits for books, materials — the side-effect of a shrunken materials budget

Free Library patrons wait weeks, sometimes months, for books, DVDs, and other materials. Its one impact of the system’s declining funding over time.

Will even more murder cases tied to a former Philly detective be thrown out?

At least four cases connected to ex-Det. Philip Nordo have deteriorated or dissolved in the past six months, but no one will say how many more might be under review — or if an investigation of Nordo might yield charges.

Philadelphia’s week in pictures: January 21, 2019

The moon, hoops and much more, as seen through the lens of our staff photojournalists.

Temperatures plummet as deep freeze moves across Philly region

Highs are expected to top out in the mid-teens today, according to forecasters. Philadelphia city officials declared a code blue.

Thousands flood the Parkway for Women’s March on Philadelphia in third annual rebuke of Trump

A sea of people filled the Parkway Saturday morning, holding signs like "I'm With Her" and "No More Turning a Blind Eye."

Women’s March on Philadelphia: Street closures, SEPTA, parking, and what else to know

Are you planning on joining in the annual Women's March on Philadelphia? Here's what to know about getting there.

‘This is Lower South. I know everything there is to know’: Corrupt Bucks County judge pleads guilty

John Waltman, a former district magistrate judge, wielded astonishing control over the government of the working-class Bucks County community of Lower Southampton. New transcripts of FBI wire recordings reveal how he used it to further his many crimes.

Bribery plot involving shabby seat cushions gets ex-Amtrak employee a year in prison

Timothy Miller, a former procurement officer for the train company, accepted more than $20,000 in bribes and trips to Rehoboth Beach to steer seat cushion contracts to an unqualified company that delivered products so poorly manufactured that most of them had to be thrown out.

A dash of snow, and more wintry weather this weekend: Latest on the forecast and transit

The nuisance snow is a prelude to a bigger, more complicated winter storm coming this weekend.

Blondell Reynolds Brown leaving Philadelphia City Council after two decades

Just seven weeks ago, Brown had said she was planning to seek reelection. Why she changed her mind wasn’t immediately clear, but Brown planned a Friday afternoon news conference to discuss her decision.

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Kamala Harris announces she will run for president

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