It's only relatively recently that Philly has been made to look cool on film. With some notable exceptions, like last year's Creed,the city has more often than not served as a nameless stand-in for crime dramas or action flicks in need of a grimy post-industrial backdrop. Name that abandoned factory or burnt out block and win a prize.
The Delaware River navigation channel deepening project will receive $22 million in the Army Corps of Engineers current fiscal year work plan and $33 million in President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 that begins Oct. 1, according to Sen. Robert P. Casey (D., Pa.).
For the second straight year, Philadelphia has struck tourism marketing gold. Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide-book publisher in the world, just named Philadelphia the "Best in the U.S." on its list of top-10 "unexpectedly exciting places to see" in 2016. The top billing follows up Philly's appearance at #3 on the New York Times' global list of 52 Places to Go in 2015.
Gov. Wolf is about to open a live-streaming Facebook town hall on his 2016-2017 budget proposal. But among legislators, cartoonists, pundits and the public, comments are already pouring in. So far, it's predictably partisan and not too optimistic about if or when it might come to pass.
Where's the snow? Anyone expecting a winter wonderland when they awoke this morning was disappointed. Most of the Philadelphia region found just a dusting on cars and sidewalks today, but meteorologists said snow showers were expected on and off all day.
As Philadelphia police continue investigating a bar brawl allegedly between LeSean McCoy and several off-duty cops over the weekend, TMZ Sports published a video Tuesday morning purporting to show the former Eagles running back throwing a punch into a crowd during the melee.
HARRISBURG - Hitting many of the same ideas that led to this year's stubborn budget impasse, Gov. Wolf on Tuesday proposed a $33.3 billion spending plan that would raise more than $2.7 billion from new or increased taxes to close a gaping deficit and boost funding for public schools.
A Phoenixville man has been criminally charged in a car crash that killed a toddler and injured four others. Anders Opitz, 19, is charged with death by auto and assault by auto after he allegedly caused a six-car crash on Route 73 near Hays Mill Road in Winslow Township about 6:30 a.m. on June 29, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.