Philadelphia News for May 21st 2013

Phils' Galvis, Kratz homer off Chapman in 9th
Philadelphia Phillies’ Freddy Galvis leaps into the group of his teammates after hitting a game-winning solo-home run in the ninth inning of the MLB National League baseball game with the Cincinnati Reds, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Philadelphia. The … More…

Former Philadelphia Police Hero Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Women at
A former Philadelphia police officer once hailed as a hero and invited by the vice president to attend a presidential address to Congress now faces 16 charges, including rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and making terroristic threats. Bail … More…

Matt Reed To Race TriRock Philadelphia
American Matt Reed has announced that he will be competing alongside Andy Potts in Philadelphia.
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How Eagles' offense could run
We have watched the prolific Oregon Ducks offense for years march up and down the field and dominate opponents with creative offensive formations and schemes, all at a pace that we have never seen. With the architect of this offense, new Philadelphia More…

D Takes Steps To Come Together – Philadelphia Eagles
Davis, then, takes what his Browns linebackers did and brings that to Philadelphia. He has learned from some of the great defensive minds in the NFL — Vic Fangio, Dom Capers, Dick LeBeau, Bill Cowher, etc. Davis brings 20-plus seasons of
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McNabb's nephew sees no extra pressure if he's drafted by Flyers
If selected by the Flyers in next month's NHL draft, defenseman Darnell Nurse would not feel an added burden playing in Philadelphia — and living up to the standard set in another sport by his famous uncle, former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. More…

Philadelphia Phillies (21-23) at Miami Marlins (12-32), 7:10 pm (ET)
The Philadelphia Phillies had a flair for the dramatics in their recent series win and look to carry that momentum into an upcoming eight-game road trip, starting with Monday's opener of a three-game set against the Miami Marlins. The Phillies won two More…

This is Why We Keep the Faith in the Philadelphia Phillies
COMMENTARY | For almost two full games against the Cincinnati Reds this weekend, the Philadelphia Phillies offense looked absolutely pathetic. Going into the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon against one of baseball's best closers, flame-throwing More…

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Celebrating Memorial Day Weekend In
Ready for summertime, Philadelphia? Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to the summer season (the first day of summer is June 21), but a great time.
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home runs in 9th help Phillies rally by Reds
Galvis and Erik Kratz each homered off closer Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday after Lee's baserunning mistake, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies past the Cincinnati Reds for a stunning 3-2 victory. "As soon as I hit it, it More…

For Philadelphia Futures director, this college success story was personal
For the last 13 years, Joan Mazzotti has made a public career of helping low-income, first-generation students from Philadelphia’s public high schools get into and through college. Quietly, she and her husband, Michael Kelly, also have made it a … More…

Philadelphia Phillies – TeamReport
And while he earned a no decision Sunday in Philadelphia's eventual 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds — a day before the Phillies lost to Miami, 5-1 — his seven innings of one-earned-run pitching have continued to earn him praise from the organization More…

Disabled veteran robbed, beaten in Philadelphia home invasion
58-year-old Larnell Brown had been lying in his hospital bed in his Northeast Philadelphia home around midnight when he heard a knock. Thinking it was his neighbor, he buzzed them in, but soon realized this was no friendly face. It was 5 or 6 men in … More…

Philadelphia to host Amateur Youth Combine – Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia to host Amateur Youth Combine: TOP YOUTH HOCKEY PLAYERS PARTICIPATE IN INAUGURAL EVENT. More…

Hero Ex-Cop Faces Rape Charge
Authorities alleged DeCoatsworth, of Philadelphia, left a party with two women at approximately 2 a.m. Thursday and brought them to another location. He then “produced a handgun and allegedly forced the two females to engage in the use of narcotics and … More…

Preview: Philadelphia Eagles OTA's Continue Today! – Bleeding
Another week, another set of OTA's. The Eagles will hit the practice field with music blasting, sideline signaling and smoothies being made.
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Ryan Howard day-to-day, Carlos Ruiz to 15-day DL for Phillies
MIAMI (AP) Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and first baseman Ryan Howard is day to day with a sore left knee. Both players had MRI exams on Monday before Philadelphia's More…

Former Philadelphia Cop Held on $60 Million Bail for Sexual Assault
A former Philadelphia police officer who was once considered a hero is now being held on $60 million bail after being charged for raping two women at gunpoint. According to NBC Philadelphia, 27-year-old Richard DeCoatsworth forced one of the women More…

Aaron and Mjumbe at the 2013 Philadelphia Tech & Innovation
Aaron and Mjumbe will be at the 2013 Mayor's Innovation Summit in Philadelphia. The Mayors' Innovation Summit will provide an important forum for dialog among mayors, information and technology officers, civic innovators, technology
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Philadelphia Eagles: Miguel Maysonet Release Should Have Been Expected
COMMENTARY | Miguel Maysonet's journey to play in the NFL will have to continue elsewhere after he became the odd-man out of the Philadelphia Eagles running back picture. As the second week of organized team activities got underway on Monday More…

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Philadelphia News for May 20th 2013

13-Year-Old Killed In ATV Accident In Philadelphia << CBS Philly
Police say 13-year-old boy was killed in a ATV accident Saturday morning in Philadelphia.
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Match Day #12 Game Thread: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire
Last weekend, the Philadelphia Union struggled to do much of anything against the Fire. They, however, were saved by Zac MacMath and a moment of magic between Sebastien Le Toux and Jack McInerney. Here's hoping the Union fare
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Philadelphia Coffee Shop Employee Credited With Recognizing Hatchet
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Two cups of coffee ended life on the run for an Internet sensation known as Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker. An employee at a Starbucks in Philadelphia is credited with recognizing 24-year-old Caleb “Kai” McGillvary, whose More…

Philadelphia 76ers Should Draft Kelly Olynyk
COMMENTARY | There is one simple question that can be easily answered by the Philadelphia 76ers after a dismal 2012-13 season: Does the team need a center? The answer is clearer than mud: Yes! And if you ask around or read the experts' opinions, More…

Carlos Ruiz, Aaron Howard set for MRIs
PHILADELPHIA — Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz and first baseman Ryan Howard will have MRI exams Monday. Ruiz will miss Monday's game at the Miami Marlins after straining his right hamstring Sunday in a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Ruiz, who More…

Galleries: Four Philadelphia shows feature artworks by Charles Searles
Two Philadelphia artists who created entirely different bodies of work in their careers but whose art displayed a similarly strong desire for personal expression are being remembered in memorial exhibitions this month and next. Charles Searles (1937 More…

Hero cop, who sat next to the first lady, charged with rape
The women called authorities and said once they arrived at a second, undisclosed location, the retired officer pulled a gun on them, the Philadelphia Police Department said in a statement. He allegedly forced them "to engage in the use of narcotics and More…

SEPTA Undergoes Emergency Drill | NBC 10 Philadelphia
It was a chaotic scene at the SEPTA Fairmount Station Sunday morning. But don't worry, it was only a drill.
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Recap: Philadelphia vs. Cincinnati
Erik Kratz and Freddy Galvis each homered off of Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park. Homer Bailey baffled Philadelphia hitters with seven More…

CAL THOMAS: Philadelphia abortion doctor made sacrifice to 'god' of self-interest
It was the pictures and riveting testimony that convinced a Philadelphia jury that abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was guilty of murdering three infants born alive following botched late-term abortions and also guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of More…

Philadelphia jury to consider death penalty for convicted killer
PHILADELPHIA — Jurors return to federal court in Philadelphia on Tuesday to hear arguments and evidence on whether a drug dealer convicted in the deaths of a dozen people should be sentenced to death or to life in prison without possibility of parole. More…

Philadelphia Orchestra and Simon Rattle at Carnegie Hall
Ten or 15 years ago, it was no secret that the Philadelphia Orchestra longed for the British conductor Simon Rattle; he eventually chose to lead the Berlin Philharmonic. The Philadelphians moved on, and this year, emerging from financial troubles, they More…

Eagles QB Vick calls critics 'ignorant'
"I'm really tempted right now to just say no comment to that because like I said a second ago, you don't last 12 years in the NFL not being able to read the defense," Vick told radio station 97.5 FM in Philadelphia recently via PhillyMag.com. "Those More…

Philadelphia Phillies – TeamReport
First baseman Ryan Howard was already held out of Sunday's lineup by manager Charlie Manuel due to soreness in his left knee. It was later announced that Howard would undergo an MRI on his knee on Monday in Philadelphia before meeting up with the More…

For Philadelphia Futures director, this college success story was personal
For the last 13 years, Joan Mazzotti has made a public career of helping low-income, first-generation students from Philadelphia’s public high schools get into and through college. Quietly, she and her husband, Michael Kelly, also have made it a … More…

What to Watch for at OTAs for Eagles
Organized team activities (OTAs) will offer fans and the media the first glimpse at Chip Kelly’s new Philadelphia Eagles. Kelly has already made his mark known, adding elements such as loud music throughout practice while eliminating Taco Tuesday and … More…

Philadelphia Eagles experimenting with WR Jason Avant on defense
Last week we reported that TE Clay Harbor was taking some practice snaps at linebacker. It turns out, he's not alone. WR Jason Avant has been taking snaps with the secondary.
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3 Men, Woman Shot In Southwest Philadelphia << CBS Philly
The incident happened at about 9:20 p.m. on the 2600 block of South Daggett Street. More…

Union's early score enough in 1-0 win over Fire
The Fire (2-7-1, 7 points) had quite a few prime scoring opportunities, especially early on. Philadelphia goalie Zac MacMath saved six shots to preserve his second shutout of the season, including a fantastic diving stop on a Chris Rolfe shot from just More…

Cincinnati Reds (26-17) at Philadelphia Phillies (20-23), 1:35 pm (ET)
Homer Bailey was masterful in his most recent outing and had one of the best performances of his career last month against the Philadelphia Phillies. On Sunday, the right-hander takes aim at winning back-to-back starts for the first time since last More…

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Philadelphia News for May 19th 2013

Brodeur nets 121st career shutout as Devils top Flyers, 3-0, to end 10-game
PHILADELPHIA Martin Brodeur stopped 23 shots for his 121st career shutout to keep New Jersey's slim playoff hopes alive with a 3-0 NHL win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Ryan Carter, Matt D'Agostini and Adam Henrique scored goals to More…

Boston College Basketball Schedule: Philadelphia, Sacred Heart
Rams, Pioneers and Rockets added to the home men's basketball schedule.
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'Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture on the Wall,' at Philadelphia's Barnes Foundation
PHILADELPHIA — A small but handsome exhibition of work by Ellsworth Kelly is billed as the Barnes Foundation's “first show of contemporary art in ninety years.” That's another way of saying it is the first time the Barnes, founded in 1922, has ever More…

Ex-Pa. officer once hailed as hero faces charges
PHILADELPHIA — A former Philadelphia police officer once hailed as a hero and given a seat next to the first lady at a speech by President Obama has been arrested and charged with rape and other crimes. Authorities allege that former officer Richard More…

Mysterious bite marks on disabled Philadelphia teenager trigger investigation
A Philadelphia teenager with cerebral palsy is recovering after a brutal attack in which she was bitten across her back and shoulders. However, from where the bites originated remains a mystery. 16-year-old Ariel Alexander's condition has confined her More…

Philadelphia Phillies fall to Cincinnati Reds
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick throws a pitch in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday in Philadelphia. / AP. Written by. Chris Branch. Staff Writer. Filed Under. Sports ? Phillies More…

Althouse: "The City of Philadelphia shut down a career fair for ex
n.n said… I though Philadelphia was a liberal enclave. When demand exceeds supply, the prudent progressive would raise revenue. That is how reform is processed. They could at least hand out buckets of paint and brushes to "bring people
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Tom Jones Crashed Sassafras's Anniversary Party Last Night
Last night, Old City's Sassafras celebrated its five year anniversary under the current ownership of Donal McCoy and Neil Laughlin. The time-honored institution, which also house the Tin Angel on its second floor, is actually much older, and
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Projecting the Philadelphia Eagles' 2013 Roster: Wide Receivers
COMMENTARY | The Philadelphia Eagles will have some intriguing position battles before the 2013 NFL season kicks off. Few of 'em will be more interesting to follow than the competition at receiver. The Birds currently have 12 receivers on their roster. More…

Position Snapshot: Wide Receiver – Philadelphia Eagles
After some time off, the Position Snapshot series returns and closes out the offensive with a look at the wide receivers on the Eagles roster. Twelve receivers are currently on the 90-man roster and it's a group that is likely to be whittled down to
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Philadelphia sicko Gary Heidnik inspired role of Buffalo Bill in 'The Silence
Among the most terrifying places in movie history is the pit from Silence of the Lambs, where serial killer Buffalo Bill imprisoned women before he murdered and skinned them. Unbelievably horrific it may have seemed, but it was no figment of a writer’s … More…

Recap: Philadelphia vs. Cincinnati
Domonic Brown recorded the go-ahead RBI in the eighth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies topped the Cincinnati Reds, 5-3, in the opener of a three-game series. Jimmy Rollins belted a two-run homer for the Phillies, who won for the fourth time in More…

Small Fire Evacuates Please Touch Museum | NBC 10 Philadelphia
The museum will open Saturday, May 18th at 9:00 a.m..
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Plane makes emergency belly landing at Newark airport 18/05/13
AIRWAYS EXPRESS | PIEDMONT 18/05/13. Amateur video shows the moment a US Airways flight from Philadelphia was forced to make a belly-landing after the aircraft's landing gear malfunctioned. Plane makes emergency belly landing at Newark airport More…

Gosnell Won't Appeal Conviction, Is Spared Death – NBC Philadelphia
Former Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is spared the death sentence by choosing to forego an appeal. In exchange for giving up that appeal, the More…

Hitchhiker Kai, arrested in slaying, was recognized by neck tattoo
McGillvary was recognized in Philadelphia by a Starbucks employee when he stopped in for a drink, said Philadelphia police officer Christine O'Brien. After he left, the employee called police, who searched the area and found McGillvary at the bus station. More…

Recap: Philadelphia vs. Chicago
Jack McInerney scored his league-leading eighth goal of the season on Saturday to lift the Philadelphia Union to a 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire on a rainy night at PPL Park. The result gives Philadelphia its second win in its last three matches and More…

Yo, Philadelphia: Meet your maestro – Philly.com
MONTREAL-BORN conductor Yannick N?zet-S?guin, only the eighth music director in the history of the Philadelphia Orchestra, has blazed onto our scene like a comet. (Perhaps you've seen his face on the side of a SEPTA bus?) Bursting with talent More…

Philly cop honored by Obama faces rape charges
A retired Philadelphia cop whose heroism earned him a salute from President Obama and a seat next to the First Lady was arrested Saturday on rape charges, authorities said. Richard DeCoatsworth, 27, is accused of forcing two women to perform oral sex … More…

US Airways plane makes unusual belly landing at Newark airport
Piedmont Airlines flight 4560, operating for US Airways from Philadelphia with 34 passengers and three crew members, landed safely at 1 a.m., and passengers were evacuated on the tarmac and transported to the terminal, a Federal Aviation Administration More…

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Philadelphia News for May 18th 2013

'You can feel the spark': Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly brings new
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly speaks during a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Print ? Dustin Hockensmith | dhockensmith@pennlive.com By Dustin More…

Top 5 Worst Philadelphia Phillies Free-Agent Signings
COMMENTARY | The Philadelphia Phillies have had mixed results with free agency since it all started in 1976. First baseman Richie Hebner was their first significant signing in December of that year. Pete Rose was their best in December 1978. More…

Health disparities in Philadelphia's Latino community – Philly.com
For example, the 19133 zip code, where the majority of Congreso’s clients reside, had the highest percentage of people in poverty (56.4%) in 2011???nearly double the citywide rate (28.4%), which itself was the highest recorded in Philadelphia in years. More…

Philadelphia Teachers, Students Protest 'Doomsday' Budget Cuts
Staff and students in Philadelphia are protesting a Draconian budget proposal that would leave many schools without arts or music, without secretaries or aides, and without libraries in the 2013-14 school year. Dozens of teachers gathered near a high More…

TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon Announces Partnership with Challenged Athletes
PHILADELPHIA, May 17, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon, with title sponsor Johnson & Johnson and presenting sponsor Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), today announced a three-year partnership with the Challenged More…

Shooting leaves Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood in fear
SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA – May 16, 2013 (WPVI) — Two innocent victims remained hospitalized Thursday night after being caught in the crossfire of a shooting in Southwest Philadelphia. Police now say 32 shots were fired, up from 27, in what was a … More…

Predicting Eagles 53-Man Roster
The roster for the Philadelphia Eagles has changed dramatically since the conclusion of the 2012 season. An outsider may not even recognize this team right now. Many of the problem players on the 2012 team have been released or weren’t re-signed during … More…

Baby rescued from train tracks in Philadelphia
Published on May 17, 2013. CCTV footage captures the moment a baby in a buggy roles onto the train tracks in a Philadelphia station. Bystanders rushed to help and stopped the train that was less than a minute away. The 14-month-old girl was reported to More…

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Reds-Phillies Preview
Though the Cincinnati Reds swept a three-game home set from the Philadelphia Phillies last month, they didn't do much against Cliff Lee. Looking for a seventh consecutive victory overall and on the road, the Reds hope to get the best of Lee on Friday More…

Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire | MLS Match Preview
Philadelphia Union and the Chicago Fire meet in the back end of their home-and-home series over two weekends when the clubs face off Saturday evening at PPL Park. Union came away with a 1-0 victory when the clubs met at Toyota Park a week ago. More…

Former Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb and the Hall of Fame argument
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb owns most franchise passing records and ranks as one of the most productive quarterbacks in NFL history. Are the numbers enough to secure a Hall of Fame bid? (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, 2010). Print More…

Le Bec Fin Is Closing For Real — Grub Street Philadelphia
Sad news is coming down the pipeline this afternoon — but it's not like anyone didn't see this coming — Le Bec Fin is going to close. For good. This June. Insider reports that Nicolas Fanucci is indeed out. Chris Scarduzio is stepping in as
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Famed 'hatchet hitchhiker' arrested in NJ killing
HADDONFIELD, N.J. — An Internet celebrity-turned-homicide suspect was arrested in Philadelphia on Thursday, two days after he was reportedly spotted in New Jersey. Caleb "Kai" McGillvary, who gained fame online as the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker, was More…

Cliff Lee, Jimmy Rollins lead Philadelphia Phillies over Cincinnati Reds 5-3
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies turned to small ball after the long ball hurt them. Domonic Brown drove in the tiebreaking run on an infield grounder in the eighth and the Phillies snapped the Cincinnati Reds' six-game winning streak with a 5 More…

Philadelphia Phillies – TeamReport
MLB Team Report – Philadelphia Phillies – INSIDE PITCH They say that numbers never lie. But when you look at the case of the Phillies after 25 percent of the season has been put into the books, the numbers don't give you any kind of idea of why they More…

Update: Police: 2 victims in SW Philadelphia shooting were innocent – Philly.com
A 21-year-old woman who caught a stray bullet to the head inside her Southwest Philadelphia home when a shooting erupted a block away late Wednesday night was not the only innocent victim of the shooting, police said today. 2 comments More…

Pa. Coffee Run Leads to Hatchet Hitchhiker Arrest
An employee at a Starbucks in Philadelphia was credited Friday with recognizing 24-year-old Caleb “Kai” McGillvary, whose fledgling celebrity took a turn toward notoriety when authorities announced this week that he was wanted in the beating death of a … More…

Philadelphia students march again as cuts loom
PHILADELPHIA – May 17, 2013 (WPVI) — An estimated 1,000 students in the Philadelphia School District took their message to Broad Street on Friday, calling for more funding for city schools. “The message I want to give them is that even though we are … More…

Prison for Philadelphia slumlord
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man whose empire of dilapidated Philadelphia rental houses prompted tenants to call him the “Slumlord Millionaire” has been sentenced to six years in prison for defrauding banks of more than $10 million. The Philadelphia Daily More…

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Philadelphia News for May 17th 2013

Hamels hit hard, Indians rout Phillies 10-4
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels walks back to the mound as Cleveland Indians' Mike Aviles round the bases after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning of a interleague baseball game Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Philadelphia. More…

Philadelphia Phillies Roll The Dice On Carlos Zambrano
He's back! The Philadelphia Phillies are taking a chance on Carlos Zambrano. The three-time All-Star agreed to a minor league contract with Philadelphia on Wednesday and will report this week to Clearwater, Fla., for extended spring training. Zambrano More…

Philadelphia Union 1, LA Galaxy 4 | MLS Match Recap
CHESTER, Pa. – One day after saying he needed to start playing better to get back into the US national team picture, Landon Donovan did just that. Led by a goal and two assists from Donovan, the LA Galaxy scored three times in the second half en route More…

Famed 'hatchet hitchhiker' arrested in NJ homicide
Caleb "Kai" McGillvary, whose star turn as "Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker" came after he intervened in an attack on a California utility worker, was arrested at a Philadelphia bus station, Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow said. "I More…

In Philadelphia, murals breathe life into city
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania ??? On a scaffold five meters off the ground, artist Meg Saligman uses her paintbrush to carefully touch up an enormous mural covering an entire wall of a Philadelphia parking lot. “At first, I was afraid of heights, but I’m … More…

Gosnell gets third life sentence for babies during late-term abortions
If Gosnell was quiet, McMahon and Philadelphia prosecutors, who have been unable to publicly comment on the case because of a gag order, were not. McMahon, speaking outside the court, said Gosnell was the victim of a "lynching by the media prior to the More…

Philadelphia, Stroller Fell Onto Train Tracks
Published on May 15, 2013. Officials say a 14-month-old girl was hospitalized after a stroller fell onto elevated train tracks in Philadelphia. Surveillance video shows a woman on the platform with the girl in a stroller, which slowly rolled toward the More…

Recap: Philadelphia vs. Los Angeles
Los Angeles finally took the lead in the 71st minute with some brilliant combination play between Donovan and Keane as Donovan's cutting ball put Keane behind the Philadelphia back line and the Irish international easily beat MacMath to make it 2-1. More…

Concern Over Cole
PHILADELPHIA – MAY 15: Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch during a game against the Cleveland Indians at Citizens Bank Park on May 15, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images). advertisement … More…

Donovan McNabb: No. 5 team's call
Donovan McNabb said Thursday he’d “love” to have his No. 5 retired by the Philadelphia Eagles but said that decision is the team’s to make. “That’s really not my call. I would love for that to happen but if they don’t I won’t be upset about it,” he … More…

Doctor Starts His Life Term in Grisly Abortion Clinic Case
PHILADELPHIA — Dr. Kermit Gosnell was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison without parole for the murder of a baby born alive in a botched abortion, who prosecutors said would have survived if the doctor had not “snipped” its neck with scissors. More…

Keith Hickey: Landon Donovan makes statement in dismantling of Philadelphia
Donovan was involved in all four goals as his LA Galaxy picked apart the Philadelphia Union. He served up the third-minute corner kick which went off Zac MacMath's face and into the net. After the Union equalized and gained the upper hand, pushing into More…

Philadelphia Phillies – TeamReport
9:44 p.m. CDT, May 16, 2013. MLB Team Report – Philadelphia Phillies – INSIDE PITCH There is a chance that Roy Halladay could still pitch this season for the Phillies. Team doctor Michael Ciccotti said it is very possible the two-time Cy Young Award More…

Baby in stroller rescued after falling onto Philadelphia train tracks
A distracted mom learned a gut-wrenching lesson after a stroller holding her 14-month-old girl tumbled onto train tracks in Philadelphia. Teneka Greer’s daughter was hospitalized after Wednesday’s accident for a cut on her forehead, reported NBC … More…

US May Philadelphia Business Outlook Report (Text)
The following is the text of the Philadelphia area manufacturing activity from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Manufacturing firms responding to the monthly Business Outlook Survey suggest that regional manufacturing activity weakened this month. More…

Philadelphia Eagles: What Kind of an Impact Will Felix Jones Have in 2013?
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year deal with running back Felix Jones, the team announced Wednesday. Jones will join a crowded backfield that already includes LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, Chris Polk, Miguel Maysonet and Matthew … More…

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In fact, he also painted the situation as a huge advantage for himself, a 25-year-old who has bounced between Triple A Lehigh Valley and the Philadelphia bullpen over the past few years. "Knowing that he's never faced me before, from my perspective, I More…

MLB Final Score/Recap: Philadelphia Phillies 6, Cleveland Indians
Neither Scott Kazmir's slider nor the Tribe offense was working last night.
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Philadelphia Fed May Business Index Falls to -5.2 From 1.3 in April
The Philadelphia survey follows Wednesday's report from the New York Fed that said factories in the Empire State are also experiencing slightly contractionary business conditions this month. Nationwide, manufacturing output declined in March and April, More…

Gosnell case reignites bitter US abortion debate; it's a 'grotesque wake-up
PHILADELPHIA — One of the last people seated in the witness box at Dr. Kermit Gosnell's murder trial was a character witness for a co-defendant, and had nothing to do with Gosnell's abortion clinic. But the woman happened to be six months pregnant More…

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Philadelphia News for May 16th 2013

Recap: Philadelphia vs. Cleveland
By Sports Network. The Sports Network. John Mayberry went 3-for-4 with three RBI to back Jonathan Pettibone's quality outing, and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Cleveland Indians, 6-2, in an interleague matchup at Citizens Bank Park. Order More…

Philadelphia abortion doctor gets three life sentences for baby murders
Graphic trial testimony about Gosnell's actions at the now-shuttered Women's Medical Society Clinic in West Philadelphia, which served a predominantly black and low-income community, cast a spotlight on the controversial practice of late-term abortions. More…

Philadelphia Union striker Jack McInerney gets very high praise
Landon Donovan and Jack McInerney don't know each other personally. But Donovan is certainly paying attention to what McInerney is doing this season.
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Philadelphia Eagles: Donovan McNabb Era to End Where it All Began
COMMENTARY | Donovan McNabb will retire as a Philadelphia Eagle, with a plan in place to sign a one-day contract in September before making retirement official. McNabb, speaking on his NBC Sports Radio show Monday, said it is likely his retirement will More…

Philadelphia mother convicted in baby's starvation death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – May 15, 2013 (WPVI) — A mother of six whose infant son starved to death at a homeless shelter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter on Tuesday. Tanya Williams had shown no emotion when paramedics found her emaciated, More…

Chilean officials tour Philadelphia port
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Following up on last month's South American trade mission, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday welcomed a group of officials from Chile to the Port of Philadelphia. Chilean agriculture minister Luis Mayol Bouchon on More…

Woman sues Eagles' McCoy, claiming assault on bus
Find n Save. The Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA — A woman has sued Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, claiming he or a body guard hit her, threw a drink at her and tossed her off a party bus on the New Jersey Turnpike last December. More…

Philadelphia Union boss John Hackworth blunt ahead of LA visit: "People don't
CHESTER, Pa. – Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth is just looking for a little respect for his team. Perhaps beating the two-time defending MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy on Wednesday at PPL Park (7:30 pm ET, MLS LIVE) can get them some. More…

MLB Final Score/Recap: Philadelphia Phillies 6, Cleveland Indians
Neither Scott Kazmir's slider nor the Tribe offense was working last night.
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Carlos Zambrano, Philadelphia Phillies agree to a minor league deal
PHILADELPHIA – In a need of a lift in the rotation, the Phillies are taking a chance on Carlos Zambrano. The three-time All-Star agreed to a minor league contract with Philadelphia on Wednesday and will report this week to Clearwater, Fla., for More…

Philadelphia Phillies: Handing Out First-Quarter Grades to the Players, Manager
After a tough first month and a half of the baseball season, filled with both ups and downs, it is time to hand out the first quarter grades for the Philadelphia Phillies pitchers, position players and the manager. Just like students get report cards More…

Parks And Playgrounds Around The City Host Guests Of All Ages At
Citizens Bank Park. One Citizens Bank Way in South Philadelphia Go Phillies! Take Advantage Of Free Admission To Select Philadelphia Museums In Celebration Of International Museum Day, Saturday, May 18 ? Philadelphia's “Love Your
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Tim Tebow To Philadelphia Soul? Ron Jaworski Says He Offered Roster Spot To
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Infant in stroller falls onto Philly train tracks
PHILADELPHIA — A stroller carrying a 14-month-old girl rolled off a slanted train station platform and fell onto the tracks Wednesday, but the girl's mother leaped onto the tracks to rescue her with the help other passengers, transit officials said More…

Philadelphia Eagles: Felix Jones Can Be a Quality Role Player with Eagles
COMMENTARY | Felix Jones hopes to resurrect his career with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles signed Jones, the former Dallas Cowboys running back, on Tuesday and he got a chance to participate in organized team activities with his new teammates. More…

Absolut X hits Miami, Seattle, New York, and Philadelphia this Summer
This summer, ABSOLUT(R) VODKA is touring the country with ABSOLUT X(R), a series of experiential, full-sensory events incorporating three different disciplines.
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Philadelphia abortion doctor sentenced to life in third baby's death
PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell was sentenced Wednesday to life with no parole in the death of one of three babies who died in his clinic. He received the same sentence in the two other deaths
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Woman sues Eagles' McCoy, claiming assault on bus
PHILADELPHIA — A woman has sued Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, claiming he or a body guard hit her, threw a drink at her and tossed her off a party bus on the New Jersey Turnpike last December. The woman, identified by the More…

Doctor found guilty of murder in Philadelphia abortion case – CNN.com
A jury has found Philadelphia abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty of three counts of first-degree murder. More…

New Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie Calls Andrew Bynum Trade a 'Failure'
Someone from the Philadelphia 76ers organization who wasn't the recently departed Doug Collins had to say it, so it might as well have been Sam Hinkie. Fresh off being named the team's president and general manager, Hinkie wasted no time in putting More…

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Tim Tebow gets job offer from Ron Jaworski, Philadelphia Soul – Washington Post
Tebow, cut April 29 by the New York Jets, was quickly offered a job by the Omaha Beef of the Champions Indoor Professional Football League and, over the weekend, the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League expressed interest in him. That could More…

Eagles sign RB Felix Jones
"I just felt like when I took my visit here in Philadelphia it kind of fit me. I'm excited to be an Eagle," Jones told reporters Tuesday, according to the team's website. "I was trying to really see what's out there. When I visited the Eagles, I got to More…

Philadelphia Phillies' Outfield is a Statistical Disgrace
COMMENTARY | The additions were skeptical at best. The Philadelphia Phillies, staring at a free agent class of outfielders rife with possibility, made a trade with the Minnesota Twins to pick up young centerfielder Ben Revere. Then they waited before More…

Philadelphia Union vs. LA Galaxy | MLS Match Preview
Philadelphia Union will be looking to win at home for the first time in nearly two months when they entertain an LA Galaxy side starting a two-game East Coast trip on Wednesday evening at PPL Park. Union are coming off a 1-0 win at Chicago that ended a More…

Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles practice as fast as advertised
PHILADELPHIA — I remember coming home about seven years ago after a long October night at the newspaper, and my roommate arriving back at a similar hour from his similar, dues-paying job as a Northeastern linebackers coach. He'd been studying tape More…

76ers Hire Sam Hinkie
PHILADELPHIA — Sam Hinkie wants the 76ers to use the Moneyball-type of thinking popularized in baseball to build a championship team in Philadelphia. Hinkie can crunch the numbers using any formula he'd like — he'd find the Sixers were pretty awful More…

Tim Tebow to play in Philadelphia? – Bleeding Green Nation
Tim Tebow will play football here in Philadelphia… if former Eagle and current Soul owner Ron Jaworski gets his way.
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Tebow: Philadelphia Soul Makes An Offer | WebProNews
The Philadelphia Soul says they want to see him on the gridiron and have reportedly sent him an offer, including a list of plays they would use with him. Tebow has yet to respond, but co-owner Ron Jaworski and Coach Clint Dolezel say
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LeSean McCoy faces lawsuit
New Jersey State Police are investigating an incident along the New Jersey Turnpike in which a woman was left at a service area after she said she was riding on a party bus with a group of people that included Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean More…

Recap: Philadelphia vs. Cleveland
John Mayberry went 3-for-4 with three RBI to back Jonathan Pettibone's quality outing, and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Cleveland Indians, 6-2, in an interleague matchup at Citizens Bank Park. Pettibone (3-0) shut down an Indians club that More…

What Are the Eagles Getting in RB Jones?
Signing former first-round running back Felix Jones will give the Philadelphia Eagles a fragile yet intriguing depth talent with rare versatility capable of sticking under new head coach Chip Kelly. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the signing early More…

Philadelphia abortion doctor gets life in prison after deal
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – A Philadelphia doctor avoided the possibility of the death penalty for murdering babies during late-term abortions by agreeing not to appeal his convictions, and he was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison, the city More…

Phillies Rough Up Kazmir In 6-2 Victory In Philadelphia << CBS
PHILADELPHIA (92.3 The Fan) – When the Indians beat up the Phillies on the final day of April and first of May by a combined score of 20-2, they seemed to do just about everything right.
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Tim Tebow gets job offer from Arena Football's Philadelphia Soul
The former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and part owner of the Philadelphia Soul told the Philadelphia Daily News that his Arena Football League team has offered Tebow a job. “One [criticism] of Tebow is that he is slow and methodical,” Jaworski said. More…

Kansas City Chiefs' Andy Reid picks up a former Philadelphia
The NFL's daily personnel notice is out and it shows the KC Chiefs making a few more roster moves.
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Source: Eagles to add RB Felix Jones
Updated: May 14, 2013, 11:28 AM ET. ESPN.com news services. Recommend0 ? Tweet0 ? Comments0 ? Email ? Print. Former Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, the team announced. More…

convicted philadelphia abortion doctor spared death – Gretawire
Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies, agreed to forfeit his right to an appeal and will get life in prison.
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Cleveland Indians (21-16) at Philadelphia Phillies (18-21), 7:05 pm (ET)
Runs were scarce for the Philadelphia Phillies the last time they encountered the Cleveland Indians about two weeks ago. The Indians embarrassed the Phillies in a two-game sweep at Progressive Field, outscoring the visitors by a wide 20-2 margin. More…

Philadelphia abortion doctor gets life in prison – USA Today
During his trial, former employees of Gosnell's rundown west Philadelphia clinic testified that he performed or tried to perform abortions beyond Pennsylvania's 24-week gestation limit. Some procedures resulted in the birth of babies who appeared to be More…

Mom convicted of involuntary manslaughter in baby's starvation death at
PHILADELPHIA — A jury convicted a mother of six of involuntary manslaughter on Tuesday in the starvation death of her infant at a Philadelphia homeless shelter. The jury also convicted 34-year-old Tanya Williams of the aggravated assault of the infant More…

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Philadelphia News for May 14th 2013

Verdict reached in Philadelphia abortion trial
Philadelphia (CNN) — [Breaking news update 2:15 p.m.]. The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, accused in the deaths of four infants and a woman at his clinic. [Original story, posted 12:10 p.m.]. A judge in the trial of More…

Philadelphia Union's Zac MacMath receives plaudits in shutout win over
With the Philadelphia Union hitting the road without two of their starting defenders, it was clear they would need a big effort from goalkeeper Zac MacMath. They may have gotten the best game of his young career. On Saturday in Chicago, MacMath made a More…

Philadelphia jury reaches verdict in murder trial of 'House of Horrors
A Philadelphia jury has reached a verdict in the murder trial of a late-term abortionist accused of killing four babies and a patient at a ‘House of Horrors’ clinic. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, who ran the now-shuttered Women’s Medical Society Clinic … More…

Philadelphia jury hung on two counts in murder trial of 'House of Horrors
A Philadelphia jury in the murder trial of a late-term abortionist accused of killing four babies and a patient at a ‘House of Horrors’ clinic has told a judge that it is hung on two counts. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, who ran the now-shuttered Women’s … More…

Why Philadelphia is an Eagles Town
COMMENTARY | The Philadelphia Eagles have been on the decline for each of the past four seasons but they continue to be the talk of the town in Philadelphia. At a time when the city's hockey and basketball franchises each missed out on the postseason More…

Philadelphia Minority Homebuyers to Receive $3.2 Million in Wells Fargo
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and U.S. Department of Justice have notified more than 1,000 Philadelphia borrowers who qualify to receive a portion of $3.2 million from a More…

Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Found Guilty of Ghastly Murders
Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of murdering one patient and numerous babies in a filthy clinic later described as a "baby charnel house," was just found guilty on three out of four counts of first-degree murder in the
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Hate Watching: The 2013 Philadelphia Phillies and You – The Good
Lessons on hating your team from a Sixers blogger.
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Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Convicted of Killing Babies
Kermit Gosnell, the physician accused of turning a Philadelphia abortion clinic into a horror house of fetal remains, was convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies born alive during illegal third-trimester procedures. He was More…

Sanchez homers, Pirates beat Phillies, 6-4, for first series win in
PHILADELPHIA Gaby Sanchez homered and drove in three runs, and Garrett Jones hit a go-ahead, two-run double to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-4 comeback victory over the struggling Philadelphia Phillies in National League baseball action. More…

The Philadelphia 76ers are finally embracing statistical analysis, to the
On Monday, Philadelphia Inquirer scribe Marcus Hayes lent his byline to a column. He talked about Twinkies and Comic-Con, and new Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie. Hinkie, who was hired to replace a very expensive personnel team … More…

Is Philadelphia Eagles QB Matt Barkley the next Tom Brady? One NFL writer
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Matt Barkley, a fourth-round draft pick out of Southern California, speaks to the media during an availability after NFL football rookie minicamp at the team's practice facility, Friday, May 10, 2013, in Philadelphia More…

Philadelphia Eagles: Chip Kelly Turns the Volume Up on Up-tempo Practice
COMMENTARY | Chip Kelly sometimes refers to the Philadelphia Eagles as a program, as if they are a college football program. So much can be expected from a coach who has spent his entire career at the collegiate level. On Monday, as the Eagles opened More…

Bike Snob NYC: Philadelphia: I Went There And Stuff
Philadelphia: I Went There And Stuff. It's Monday! Hands up if you're still wearing the same underpants from Friday: Oh, come on, I can't be the only one. Firstly, I'd just like to remind you by Internet-shouting that THIS SATURDAY MAY 18TH
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Kermit Gosnell trial: Philadelphia abortion doctor guilty of murder
A Philadelphia abortion doctor has been found guilty of murdering three babies born alive to poor, minority women in the late stages of their pregnancies in a gruesome trial that has put America’s polarized abortion debate back on the national agenda. More…

Philadelphia SPCA Officials Bust Alleged Dog Fighting Ring – RTTNews
A Philadelphia man was taken into custody after officials busted an alleged dog fighting ring at his home. Pennsylvania SPCA officers said they obtained a search warrant for the suspect's home, where they have had their radar on for at least four years More…

What Roy Halladay Owes Philadelphia | The700Level
The Sunday before last, Roy Halladay gave up nine runs in 2 and 1/3 innings to the awful Miami Marlins, bringing his ERA for the season to 8.65. After the game, Halladay admitted that his shoulder had been bothering him for awhile.
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Philadelphia abortion doctor guilty of murder in deaths of 3 babies, could
PHILADELPHIA — An abortion doctor was convicted Monday of first-degree murder and could face execution in the deaths of three babies who were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy, “house of horrors” clinic. In a case that became More…

Tim Tebow offered job with Philadelphia Soul – SBNation.com
Ron Jaworski says Tim Tebow can play quarterback for him, although it would be as a backup and in the Arena Football League.
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Guide to Philadelphia abortion doctor murder case
Longtime Philadelphia abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies prosecutors said were delivered alive and killed, and guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the drug-overdose death More…

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Philadelphia News for May 13th 2013

Philadelphia Soul lack Power to defeat Pittsburgh
In the second quarter, Pittsburgh outscored Philadelphia 20-14. The Power scored on 7- and 14-yard catches by wide receiver James Robinson and a 5-yard run by Washington. The Soul scored on a 30-yard touchdown catch by WR Tiger Jones and a 5-yard More…

WATCH ABC to launch in Philadelphia and New York
The app will be available for download beginning Tuesday afternoon on iOS devices in New York and Philadelphia — and will be available in Fresno later this year. The WATCH ABC LIVE STREAM PREVIEW will allow people to watch ABC at home and on … More…

Washington DC – Philadelphia – New York extravaganza | United
This time, we gave most of our trip to DC, with just a short time in NY and an extra stopover in Philadelphia. This year was my 3rd time in NY and DC and my husband's 2nd time, but it was the first time either of us had visited Philadelphia.
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From Philadelphia to Raleigh, Students Resist Racism and Austerity
As the school year hits the home stretch, students are walking out, sitting-in and organizing–against austerity hawks, toxic campus climates and wanton More…

Man Shot, Killed Inside Haagen-Dazs Shop | NBC 10 Philadelphia
Police are searching for two men who they say shot and killed a man inside a local ice cream shop.
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Game Plan for Fixing Philadelphia 76ers' Aggressiveness Next Season
Aggression and the Philadelphia 76ers don’t really go together, so it’s time to come up with a game plan to help Philly attack more. The game of basketball can be looked at from three main perspectives: offense, defense and mistakes. Yes, mistakes … More…

Pa. abortion trial stirs debate on when life ends – New York News | NYC
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The high-profile murder trial of a Philadelphia abortion provider sparked courtroom debate Monday over when life ends, a tweak of the politically charged question of when life begins. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, faces capital murder More…

Painters brush new life into Philadelphia 'ghost signs'
Matt Rourke/Associated PressA cyclist passes as Nathaniel Lee, with the Mural Arts Program, restores the advertisement at Hermann Henssler Locksmiths in Philadelphia. There is an effort underway in the city to restore faded ads known as ghost signs. More…

Painters brush new life into Philadelphia's 'ghost signs'
Ghost signs are generally defined as painted signage, at least 50 years old, on an outside wall that publicizes a defunct business or product, according to Lawrence O'Toole, author of “Fading Ads of Philadelphia.” But some mark establishments that are More…

Philadelphia Phillies: Is Carlos Zambrano a Viable Option?
Carlos Zambrano is certainly an enigma, but some people have been wondering if the Philadelphia Phillies might be interested in bringing him on board after Roy Halladay and John Lannan landed on the DL. There was even a rumor that the Phillies had … More…

Phillies come to life in 9th, defeat Arizona in 10th
PHOENIX — After rallying to tie the game in the ninth inning, the Philadelphia Phillies had just the man they wanted up with two on in the 10th: Ryan Howard. It didn't matter that Howard had been hitless in his previous 18 at-bats, striking out in More…

Philadelphia Union chief targeting fully homegrown XI – 'We have more players
Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz says the club are looking to one day field a full MLS starting line-up with locally produced players. At present, the likes of Zach Pfeffer, Cristhian Hernandez and Jimmy McLaughlin are on the Union's roster as More…

Philadelphia Phillies (17-21) at Arizona Diamondbacks (21-16), 4:10 pm (ET)
Kyle Kendrick is no longer flying under the radar; he's now a blip on opposing maps. Kendrick gets the nod for the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday in the finale of a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. With Roy Halladay scheduled for More…

Philadelphia recognized as America's Garden Capital
PHILADELPHIA – May 12, 2013 (WPVI) — Bartram Gardens on Lindbergh Boulevard in Philadelphia is the nation’s first and oldest botanical garden. Maitrey Roy, the executive director, took a group of children on a tour of the gardens this week. She says … More…

Matt Barkley Ready to Complete For Philadelphia Eagles Starting QB Job
May 10, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles fourth round draft pick quarterback Matt Barkley (2) addresses the media during rookie minicamp at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports … More…

Philadelphia 'a living monument' to the Civil War – Philly.com
"Gettysburg was a battle that was so close to us and our homes," said Sharon Smith, president of the Civil War Museum of Philadelphia, which has been seeking a new home. "The connection between the Civil War and Philadelphia is powerful and strong More…

Positively Philadelphia: Philly “Phair” << CBS Philly
A new open air market is coming to Philadelphia, giving artists a chance to show off their work and buyers a chance to discover an up-and-coming artist. More…

Dems derail condemnation of 'willful murder' – WorldNetDaily
Two Senate Democrats apparently have blocked a resolution that would have condemned Philadelphia abortion murder case defendant Kermit Gosnell. The proposed resolution cited Gosnell for the ???untrained and uncertified personnel performing abortions, … More…

2013 Fantasy Football: The Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Situation
In what can best be classified as taking the best player available regardless of need, the Philadelphia Eagles used the first pick in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft on USC quarterback Matt Barkley. Barkley joins Michael Vick … More…

Philadelphia Phillies: Major Rebuild Must Take Place
Keep an eye on your favorites while you can. Unless a dramatic turnaround takes place, nearly every one of your favorite Philadelphia Phillies is likely to be leaving town for good in the relatively near future. This prediction would be hogwash if it … More…

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Matt Barkley anticipates a bright future with the Eagles
It has barely been two weeks since they were drafted. Fans got a first look at those fresh-faced signal callers when they slipped on their first pair of NFL-issued shorts as a smattering of teams held rookie minicamps this week. In Philadelphia, Matt … More…

The 75th Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia (photos)
6 of 15 Link to this photo | Comments about this photo essay Rowers from the Mercyhurst College women’s varsity heavyweight eight crew team compete in their championship race at the Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Saturday May … More…

Game Plan for Fixing Philadelphia 76ers' Aggressiveness Next Season
Aggression and the Philadelphia 76ers don’t really go together, so it’s time to come up with a game plan to help Philly attack more. The game of basketball can be looked at from three main perspectives: offense, defense and mistakes. Yes, mistakes … More…

Philadelphia Eagles Fourth Overall Draft Pick, OT Lane Johnson, Has Unlimited
The Philadelphia Eagles really had to think on the fly when it came to their fourth overall selection in the first round of April’s 2013 NFL Draft, after their two most anticipated targets, OTs Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel, were snatched up by with … More…

Jury in Gosnell trial remains undecided
PHILADELPHIA — Despite nearly two weeks of deliberations, a jury remained undecided Friday on the fate of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, who faces numerous murder charges for allegedly snipping the spinal cords of babies born at his clinic in West More…

Matt Barkley Ready to Complete For Philadelphia Eagles Starting
May 10, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles fourth round draft pick quarterback Matt Barkley (2) addresses the media during rookie minicamp a.
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Philadelphia Phillies (16-21) at Arizona Diamondbacks (21-15), 8:10 pm (ET)
The Arizona Diamondbacks look to remain first in the NL West when they resume a four-game series versus the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday night from Chase Field. Tied with defending champion San Francisco atop the division standings, the More…

Sam Hinkie Hire Suggests Philadelphia 76ers Are Finally Thinking Big Picture
Based on who they’ve chosen, the team finally appears ready to enter basketball’s 21st century. The Sixers will tab Sam Hinkie, the Houston Rockets’ vice president of basketball operations, as their replacement for current GM Tony DiLeo, according to … More…

Step One: Rookies On Stage – Philadelphia Eagles
It's an introduction of the way head coach Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles are going to conduct their football business. They reported to the NovaCare Complex on Thursday for meetings and uniform fittings and a general overview of
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Recap: Arizona vs. Philadelphia
Miguel Montero clubbed a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Philadelphia Phillies, 3-2, in the second of a four-game set at Chase Field. Montero, who entered the game 3-for-7 all-time against Phillies More…

Philly jury set to return Monday to weigh murder, abortion law charges against
PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia jury is breaking for the weekend amid deliberations in the capital murder case of an abortion provider. Jurors return Monday to weigh charges that 72-year-old Dr. Kermit Gosnell killed a patient and four babies allegedly More…

Chicago Fire 0, Philadelphia Union 1 | MLS Match Recap
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — The Chicago Fire may have been the more dangerous side on Saturday afternoon, but the Philadelphia Union have one of the hottest strikers in MLS and he proved to be the difference as the visitors took a 1-0 win at Toyota Park More…

Philadelphia Eagles rookie Lane Johnson refining technique, adjusting to
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Philadelphia 76ers hire Sam Hinkie as next GM
PHILADELPHIA – The Sixers have reached an agreement with Houston Rockets assistant general manager Sam Hinkie to become the team's new GM, according to multiple reports. With current GM Tony DiLeo's departure and the impending retirement of More…

Juries in three high-profile trials reach no verdicts – Philly.com
THREE PHILADELPHIA juries deliberating the fates of defendants accused of horrific crimes apparently are not rushing to judgment. All three – two in state court and one in federal court – have been deliberating for days and failed to reach verdicts More…

Police fatally shoot suspect in Southwest Philadelphia | 6abc.com
Police are investigating a police related shooting that left a man dead in Southwest Philadelphia tonight. More…

Philadelphia Eagles rookies show respect for current and former
A big part of being a fan is becoming emotionally invested in a team and its players. That is why, when a new player has a great story or a prior connection to a fan's team, the appreciation…
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Philadelphia Union defeat Chicago Fire 1-0 in MLS on Jack McInerney's goal in
The victory was the first in three matches for Philadelphia (4-3-3) and only the second in its last seven games. It was the fourth loss for the Fire (2-6-1) in the last six matches and the second straight game without a goal. Chicago has been shut out More…

Report: 76ers hire Hinkie as prez, GM
PHILADELPHIA (AP). The 76ers crunched the numbers and decided to put the franchise in the hands of an analytics guru. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the Sixers have hired Sam Hinkie as team president and general More…

Mother and Son Dead, Victim's Children Held – NBC Philadelphia
Police, SWAT officers and the FBI were working to put an end to a hostage situation in Trenton, N.J. that began Friday afternoon. Police sources told NBC10 More…

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