All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘philadelphia’

Pennsylvania Turnpike Crash: Two Pileups Injure 30 People

Two pileups occurred during Friday’s rush hour on the Pennsylvania Turnpike right outside of Philadelphia. The icy road-blockage, which affected commuters traveling eastbound near the Route 1 exit, was reported around 8:30 a.m. The traffic jam was nearly five miles long. At least 100 cars were involved, one at a count of 30 vehicles and the other at 75. However, …

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Michael Young Retires After 14 Years

Michael Young announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Friday afternoon at the Rangers Ball Park in Arlington. Young played for the Texas Rangers from 2000 to 2012. His struggles in the 2012 season led the Rangers to trade him to the Philadelphia Phillies in December of that year. In August 2013, Young was traded to the Los Angeles …

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Philadelphia Phillies Announcers Are Stepping Down

The Phillies have signed a new contract with NBCUniversal and Comcast SportsNet that is supposedly worth $2.5 billion over 25 years. According to the Associated Press, the network has made the decision for broadcaster Chris Wheeler and color analyst Gary Mathews to step down from their current positions. The team released the following statement: As the longest-tenured member of the …

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Allen “The Answer” Iverson’s Number to be Retired

According to an NBC announcement this Wednesday, Allen Iverson’s no. 3 will join its rightful place among legendary names such as Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving and Charles Barkley when his jersey gets retired on the first of March next year. The recently retired star was the 1996 NBA Draft’s first pick and played for the 76ers for 10 seasons. He …

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Philadelphia Is The First City To Ban 3D Printed Guns

The emergence of a 3D printed gun earlier this year added another layer of complexity to the gun control debate that’s embroiled the country since the Sandy Hook shooting. While some have called for the ban of 3D printed guns, there’s been no legislation until now. Philadelphia Magazine reports that Philadelphia is the first American city to ban the production …

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‘Rocky’ Run Recreated in Philadelphia [VIDEO]

One of the most memorable scenes in movie history is of Rocky Balboa running through the streets (and parks and train tracks) of Philadelphia as people cheer him on in Rocky II. Children begin following him and the music swells before he mounts the steps in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and leaps in triumph. Improv Everywhere (the …

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Philadelphia Explosion Destroys 3 Homes, Injures 8

An explosion in Philadelphia today destroyed three homes and sent at least eight people to the hospital, at least one in critical condition. The explosion happened in a row home in south Philadelphia at around 11 AM. Authorities say that the home was being renovated and the construction was taking place with a permit. A statement from the city says …

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Darren Daulton: 2 Brain Tumors Successfully Removed

Former Philadelphia Phillies all-star Darren “Dutch” Daulton has successfully made it through a 7-hour surgery to remove two brain tumors. According to a WPVI report, Daulton was awake and speaking after the surgery on Monday. No complications were reported along with the surgery, and the all-star catcher is expected to be released sometime this week. Despite earlier reports that one …

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Local News Anchor and Weatherwoman Have Some Cringeworthy Exchanges [VIDEO]

CBS 3 anchor Nicole Brewer and weatherwoman Carol Erickson despise each other – at least that’s what it looks like on camera. YouTube user AmazingLife247 compiled this supercut of some cringeworthy moments between the two Philly newswomen. What you’re about to see may just be among the most catty exchanges between professionals on live TV that you’ll ever see. Ouch, …

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Paralegal Found Dead In Boss’s Bathtub

26-year old Julia Law was found nude and facedown in a bathtub full of water, but police say how she died is still a mystery. A maintenance worker discovered Law’s body in the home of Philadelphia attorney Charles Peruto, Jr., who was her boyfriend as well as her boss. “The first thing I did was call 9-1-1 and police showed …

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Obama American Flag Angers More People

The Obama American flag is apparently on tour with people bound and determined to anger as many people as possible by desecrating the American flag. This time it is in the South Jersey area near Philadelphia. Wes Kennedy, of the Acacia housing development in Lumberton put up the flag because he is an ardent supporter of the incumbent President and …

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Texting-Only “E-Lane” Makes Light of Distracted Walkers

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has become the first city to initiate a groundbreaking program tackling the issue of distracted walking. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the E-Lane. “Philadelphia is the city of firsts. On April 1st 2012, the world again sees a first in Philadelphia,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “Stand on any sidewalk in Philadelphia you will see fellow …

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