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Philadelphia delivery man gets COVID-19 vaccine while on hoagie run

Philadelphia delivery man gets COVID-19 vaccine while on hoagie run

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy and Brandon Longo PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A Philadelphia delivery man on a hoagie run Thursday ended up with a pretty valuable tip to his name.Following a delivery to a vaccination site, Eric Fink of Fink's Hoagies in Tacony was offered a COVID-19 vaccine.Fink, 32, told Action News he was sent to Lincoln High School in Northeast Philadelphia to deliver enough of the iconic sandwiches to feed about 20 to 25 people working and volunteering at the vaccination clinic."We ended up donating the hoagies since they're helping out in our community," Fink said.Fink said...

Apr 15
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Off-duty officers, who are brothers, accused of assault in Philadelphia: DA

Off-duty officers, who are brothers, accused of assault in Philadelphia: DA

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A high-ranking police officer and a former detective in Philadelphia are now facing charges of assault, conspiracy and reckless endangerment following their alleged conduct last summer, authorities said Thursday.In a news conference, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced the arrests of Philadelphia Police Inspector James Smith and his brother, former detective Patrick Smith.The Smiths are accused of pursuing a man with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism, by car and foot to a shopping center at Fairdale and Knights...

Apr 1
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Philadelphia community outraged after mural of beloved LGBTQ activist painted over

Philadelphia community outraged after mural of beloved LGBTQ activist painted over

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A mostly barren freshly painted white wall has many feeling angered near 12th Street in Center City.The wall was once home to a mural of LGBTQ activist and Latinx community icon Gloria Casarez."I was really surprised and enraged," said artist Michelle Angela-Ortiz, who created the mural.The image of the mural was projected Wednesday night on the blank wall with the banner that says, "You can't erase our history."Artist Michelle Angela Ortiz projected the mural of Gloria Casarez on the painted wall.“Even though this mural has been...

Dec 24
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Philadelphia opens 5 new satellite election offices Monday: Everything you should know

Philadelphia opens 5 new satellite election offices Monday: Everything you should know

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutAll 17 satellite offices now up and runningBy and PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Five new satellite election offices have opened in Philadelphia.The Philadelphia City Commission announced the offices will allow voters to apply for, complete and drop off mail-in ballots.The five new sites throughout Philadelphia.The locations of the new offices are listed below:All five of the sites will be open as drop-off offices for Monday only while staff training is completed. The offices will be fully operational on Tuesday, October 20.Monday is expected to be busy, as it is the...

Oct 18
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Double shooting leaves 15-year-old boy dead in Philadelphia: Police

Double shooting leaves 15-year-old boy dead in Philadelphia: Police

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy and PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are investigating a deadly double shooting that took place Sunday night.It happened around 7 p.m. near the 2100 block of Jackson Street.Police said 15-year-old Omar Wade was shot in the head and left thigh. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died.The shooting also injured an 18-year-old man. He was rushed to the hospital after being shot in the lower back. He is currently listed in critical condition, said police.A witness to the shooting says he initially wrote it off as fireworks before getting a look...

Oct 5
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Child shot in the head; listed in extreme critical condition: Police

Child shot in the head; listed in extreme critical condition: Police

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are investigating the shooting of a child Saturday in West Philadelphia that has left the victim fighting for life.The shooting happened just after 7:30 p.m. on the 200 block of North Simpson Street.Police say the 7-year-old child, whose identity has not yet been confirmed, was shot in the head.Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw says the child was playing with a toy on the porch when a group of men exchanged gun fire.OUTLAW: Child was playing on porch with you when group of men exchanged gunfire. Seven...

August 2, 2020
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Large crowd of visitors at Pennypack Park sparks Philadelphia police response

Large crowd of visitors at Pennypack Park sparks Philadelphia police response

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy and PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Dozens of visitors took over Pennypack Park on Sunday in the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia. Action News captured scores of people splashing and swimming in the creek despite clear signage forbidding it."We got to go an hour away, minimum," said Andy Hernandez of Paterson, New Jersey.Hernandez, like many, traveled from out of town and said it was word of mouth that attracted him and his family to the area this weekend."We're just trying to comply with the law at the end of the day. We didn't want to get in trouble," said...

July 27, 2020
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No social distancing, very few masks: Videos show large block party in Southwest Philadelphia despite COVID-19 guidelines

No social distancing, very few masks: Videos show large block party in Southwest Philadelphia despite COVID-19 guidelines

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- City officials said Monday they are looking into the validity of videos that have been circulating of a large gathering during a block party in Southwest Philadelphia over the weekend.Those that live in the neighborhood said the clips don't tell the full story of what happened, claiming an earlier celebration did adhere to social distancing guidelines.One of the videos obtained by Action News of the celebration at 55th and Belmar Streets shows a crowd of people in close quarters during what was described as a block party celebrating...

July 13, 2020
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Workers head home after 28 days of making COVID-19 protective gear

Workers head home after 28 days of making COVID-19 protective gear

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy MARCUS HOOK, Pennsylvania -- Nearly a month after clocking in, employees at a company in Pennsylvania were finally able to go home.More than 40 workers unanimously deciding to leave their families, agreeing to eat, sleep, and live at the facility where they make equipment for health care workers.The team worked 12-hour shifts. TV and the occasional drive-by from family members were only outside contact they've had."There's been a glow in everyone's eyes, I'll say," said operations shift supervisor at Braskem America Joe Boyce.Boyce said group was split among...

April 20, 2020
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Workers head home after 28 days of making COVID-19 protective gear

Workers head home after 28 days of making COVID-19 protective gear

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy MARCUS HOOK, Pennsylvania -- Nearly a month after clocking in, employees at a company in Pennsylvania were finally able to go home.More than 40 workers unanimously deciding to leave their families, agreeing to eat, sleep, and live at the facility where they make equipment for health care workers.The team worked 12-hour shifts. TV and the occasional drive-by from family members were only outside contact they've had."There's been a glow in everyone's eyes, I'll say," said operations shift supervisor at Braskem America Joe Boyce.Boyce said group was split among...

April 20, 2020
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