News Articles

Vaping

More than a quarter of high schoolers are using e-cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the American Heart Association plans to tackle the vaping crisis with a new $20 million initiative. Read more here.Read more

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub speaks after the Sean Kratz sentencing.

Sean Kratz was sentenced on Monday to life plus 18-36 years in prison for his convictions in the deaths of Dean Finocchiaro, Mark Sturgis and Tom Meo on a Bucks County farm in 2017.  Prosecutors announced earlier Monday morning that they would not pursue the death penalty. Read more

Lonette Jackson

Chester Police say they’re looking for two men who stole an SUV with young kids in the backseat Sunday night. The boys are now safe, and the woman who may have saved their lives said she found the car outside her house.Read more

anti-Semitism definition

A new website from the American Jewish Committee is pointing out the language and anti-semitic tropes online and on social media that they say are leading to a rise in bigotry and violence.Read more

General aerial overall view of Citizens Bank Park (top) and Lincoln Financial Field.

Long-time Philadelphia Inquirer sports columnist Bill Lyon has died after battling Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease the past couple of years. Read more

Books in library.

A movement is growing to eliminate overdue book fines from the Philadelphia library system, and the idea recently got a high-level endorsement.Read more

Artist's rendering of the exterior of an updated Franklin Square Station.

A station along the PATCO high speed line on the Philadelphia side has been closed for decades. But it’s coming back, in part thanks to a $12.5 million federal grant.Read more

A homeless female veteran sleeping on the ground.

Veteran homelessness has been virtually eliminated in Delaware and Bucks counties according to Department of Housing and Urban Development officials, who say it's also seen a sharp decline in Philadelphia. Read more

Police are looking for a man suspected of trying to lure multiple women in Northeast Philadelphia.

Police are searching for a man they say tried to lure multiple women in Northeast Philadelphia over the last week, and have asked for the public's help in finding him.Read more

17-year-old Jack Stockmal (left) and his mother Carrie (middle), with neuropsychologist Jennifer West-Gavin and service companion dog Lullaby (right).

In the past, the Wells Fargo Center would offer a sensory-friendly lounge for fans with autism during one Flyers game a season. Now, that lounge will be open during one home game a month.Read more

Pages