Children with special needs - there are more than 18,000 in the School District of Philadelphia - are more likely to be victims of bullying. In some instances, the Education Law Center-PA says, the school system ignored or glossed over bullying that lasted for months or even years.
But overdose deaths jumped nearly 30 percent in the city, and fentanyl was a common culprit.
A day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new restrictions on Department of Justice grants aimed at pulling funds from sanctuary cities, Philadelphia officials said the rules will "worsen public safety" here, whether they decide to comply with them or not.
Lots of young people. Warm weather. Cheap booze. What could go wrong?
The only requirement for racers, aside from being a wiener, was a little bit of doggie style - each competitor had to wear a hot dog bun costume.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say a man captured on video attacking a transit police officer in Philadelphia has turned himself in.
Two police officers and a third person were injured in a vehicle accident Wednesday night in Northwest Philadelphia. About 8:35 p.m., the officers were responding to a report of a person with a gun when their patrol car struck another vehicle at Stenton Avenue and East Upsal Street.
At a hearing Wednesday, the Zoning Board of Adjustment unexpectedly granted an appeal of a zoning permit from Councilwoman Cherelle L. Parker over a developer's planned demolition of a Mount Airy house.
Scoffing at the depiction of the money as a covert payoff, attorney James Eisenhower said that the funds were intended in part to acquire exclusive rights to valuable polling data from the primary challenger.
His daughter has launched a petition to have Glenwood Avenue renamed Joe Frazier Boulevard.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A nearly life-sized statue missing for decades from an Italian church is being returned by an American couple who finally solved the mystery of their family's odd relic.
It happened about 4:45 a.m. at Market and Ruby Streets.
Philadelphia County saw just a 4 percent drop in food stamp recipients between March 2016 and March 2017.
Parents, remind your kids to stay away from train tracks. If if it means that you have to grip them up by the neck so they get the message, do it. It could save their life - or limbs.
Screens offer visitors an up-to-the-minute guide to SEPTA, PATCO, bike-share bikes and more around the Philadelphia food mecca.