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AccuWeather: Unsettled weather pattern continues

AccuWeather: Unsettled weather pattern continues

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has been posted for our area until 10PM. Another cluster of storms moving in can contain flooding downpours, wind gusts to 60mph and even quarter size hail. This comes after a derecho swept through our region today, with 60-80mph gusts in a line from Berks to northeastern Chester/Montgomery/Philadelphia/Camden and then down into southern Burlington/Ocean Counties. The far northern areas and far southern areas were outside of the main damage zone. So far we have close to 100 reports of damaging winds or tree...

February 12, 2020
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Dispute on Philadelphia-bound flight leads to fight in Puerto Rico airport

Dispute on Philadelphia-bound flight leads to fight in Puerto Rico airport

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy SAM SWEENEY PHILADELPHIA -- Spirit Airlines canceled a Philadelphia-bound flight after a dispute broke out on the plane and spilled over into a brawl inside the terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico, this past Monday.Spirit said Flight 687 returned to the gate after a couple began fighting. After the two were asked to deplane, they initially refused, according to the airline. Other passengers became irate, and that's when an argument broke out.The airline said another passenger suffered a panic attack.On video shot by a passenger on board the plane, shared with...

July 25, 2020
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Philadelphia police identify woman killed in Germantown rampage

Philadelphia police identify woman killed in Germantown rampage

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy and PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A suspect in a fatal carjacking, who later fired an AK-47 style assault rifle at police, was shot and killed by officers in Germantown, according to the Philadelphia Police Department.The suspect was identified as Stanley Cochran."Yesterday a violent and armed individual began a cycle of events that will forever change the lives of countless people, including a very young, innocent woman whose life was just beginning," said Commissioner Danielle Outlaw.Sgt. Eric Gripp said this all started when the 29-year-old suspect pointed a rifle...

October 8, 2020
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Major traffic changes coming to Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia

Major traffic changes coming to Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy Rebeccah Hendrickson PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- It's five lanes of speeding cars and bumpy roads heading east to west in South Philadelphia."My concerns are the traffic, congestion, the safety of the pedestrians," said Janet Anastasi, who owns Anastasi's Seafood on 9th Street and Washington Avenue.Her concerns are an example of a few of the reasons the city is making major changes to Washington Avenue."It's had transportation chaos for a number of years for a lot of different reasons," said Michael Carroll, the deputy managing director of Philadelphia's Office of...

September 21, 2020
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4 people shot outside Philadelphia gas station on Buist Avenue | 6abc.com

4 people shot outside Philadelphia gas station on Buist Avenue | 6abc.com

'It appears there was some sort of shootout right at the garage door bays,' said Philadelphia policeBy and Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:22AM ETA gas station employee is fighting for his life after a quadruple shooting on Wednesday night in Southwest Philadelphia.PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A gas station employee is fighting for his life after a quadruple shooting on Wednesday night in Southwest Philadelphia.It happened around 7 p.m. at 69th Street and Buist Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.Police say a 28-year-old man who was an employee of the gas station was shot eight times throughout his...

October 15, 2020
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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...

December 24, 2020
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Center City Sips canceled for 2021 summer season, officials say

Center City Sips canceled for 2021 summer season, officials say

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The popular happy hour in Center City known as SIPS is canceled this summer due to the coronavirus.Officials with the Center City District tell Action News that the decision was made based on the "continuing uncertainty about when Philadelphia restaurants and bars will be permitted to fully open indoors" and current outdoor gathering guidelines.More than 80 bars and restaurants typically take part in the weekly happy hour event."CCD is continuing to support local businesses through print, digital and social media marketing efforts that...

April 27, 2021
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Philadelphia's 22nd police district sees spike in shootings, homicides since 2019 | 6abc.com

Philadelphia's 22nd police district sees spike in shootings, homicides since 2019 | 6abc.com

By Updated an hour agoIn Philadelphia's 22nd police district, shootings and homicides have doubled since 2019.PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Many municipalities are witnessing a drastic decrease in crime during the pandemic. It seems criminals are obeying stay at home orders. But such is not the case in one Philadelphia police district, where the crime statistics are truly alarming.On the evening of March 30, five people were shot on the 2300 block of West Harold Street in North Philadelphia. One of the wounded was a 2-year-old boy.Police are still working on that case, and according to statistics,...

April 17, 2020
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Bill Cosby denied 'compassionate release' amid COVID-19

Bill Cosby denied 'compassionate release' amid COVID-19

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out SKIPPACK TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Bill Cosby's lawyers are asking Governor Wolf for "compassionate release," saying the comedian and actor could not survive COVID-19 behind bars with his underlying medical issues.His attorneys released new information on Saturday saying the convicted sex offender had two major surgeries to relieve blockages in his carotid arteries last fall to prevent him from having a heart attack.They also revealed Cosby is now completely blind.Cosby is imprisoned at SCI Phoenix where several cases of COVID-19 and one death have been...

April 19, 2020
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Hundreds gather in streets of Philadelphia's Brewerytown section; many people seen without a mask

Hundreds gather in streets of Philadelphia's Brewerytown section; many people seen without a mask

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- It took Philadelphia police nearly an hour to break up a group of 200 people that gathered in Brewerytown Monday night.Investigators said the crowd of mostly young people was listening to a DJ at 28th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue when they received a call about a fight around 9 p.m.Police said more and more people had showed up after word began to spread on social media.Chopper 6 flew over the scene around 10 p.m. showing many people in the group were not wearing masks, and some officers were seen without a mask, as well.Police were...

May 26, 2020
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