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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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Philadelphia delays plastic bag ban to 2021 amid COVID-19

Philadelphia delays plastic bag ban to 2021 amid COVID-19

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- During a news conference on Wednesday, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said the city is pushing back the effective date of the single-use plastic bag ban amid the coronavirus pandemic.Kenney said the new effective date will be Jan. 1, 2021.Philadelphia's single-use plastic bag ban passed the City Council and was signed into law in 2019. The law bans single-use plastic bags in retail establishments with certain exceptions.Due to the city's ongoing response to COVID-19, the initial effective date of July 2, 2020, is no longer realistic, Kenney...

April 22, 2020
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Man dies after shooting in Acme parking lot in Northern Liberties: Police

Man dies after shooting in Acme parking lot in Northern Liberties: Police

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A man has died after a shooting in a grocery store parking lot in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia.It happened around 4:30 p.m. on N. 2nd Street and Girard Avenue on Wednesday.Police confirm a 24-year-old man was shot in the head on the second level of the garage outside of Acme.The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later died.It's unclear what sparked the gunfire.No arrests have been made.Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.Related topics:Copyright © 2020 WPVI-TV. All Rights...

May 6, 2020
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Pennsylvania golf courses, marinas, privately owned campgrounds allowed to reopen May 1

Pennsylvania golf courses, marinas, privately owned campgrounds allowed to reopen May 1

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- According to Gov. Tom Wolf, starting Friday, golf courses, marinas, guided fishing trips and privately owned campgrounds may reopen statewide.Campgrounds in state parks will remain closed through Thursday, May 14."Pennsylvanians have remained resilient throughout this COVID-19 crisis, and as we successfully continue to flatten the curve to protect our physical health, it is critical that we also focus on our physical and mental health during these extraordinary times. As the weather warms and daylight lengthens, enjoying time...

April 27, 2020
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New Jersey tech company aims to donate 1 million face masks

New Jersey tech company aims to donate 1 million face masks

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy MOORESTOWN, New Jersey (WPVI) -- A tech startup in New Jersey is helping to get personal protective equipment in the hands of health care professionals.In a Moorestown, New Jersey warehouse, has boxes of PPE ready for those on the front lines."Our police officers, our firefighters. There are a lot of front line workers that really really need them," said Chief Operating Officer Kalid Loul.Loul says when production for their day-to-day operations began to slow down because of COVID-19, the company switched gears to be able to assist the region during the...

April 27, 2020
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Area bridges to reopen cash toll lanes beginning Monday

Area bridges to reopen cash toll lanes beginning Monday

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out CAMDEN, New Jersey (WPVI) -- The Delaware River Port Authority announced Wednesday that it will reopen cash toll lanes on its four bridges beginning at 6 a.m., on Monday, May 11.Toll collectors will return in toll lanes to accept cash payments on the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Betsy Ross and Commodore Barry bridges.Staff will be wearing face coverings and a protective plastic shield will be in the toll booth window, officials said. In addition, drivers are encouraged to wear a face covering as they travel through a cash toll lane.The reopening of cash lanes...

May 6, 2020
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Teen driving recklessly in reverse caused deadly fiery crash on Schuylkill Expressway: Police

Teen driving recklessly in reverse caused deadly fiery crash on Schuylkill Expressway: Police

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Pennsylvania State Police say a teenager was driving recklessly before a fiery crash that killed a tractor-trailer driver on the Schuylkill Expressway early Wednesday.It happened around 2:40 a.m. on the eastbound lanes of the expressway near the Girard Avenue exit in Fairmount Park.State police say 19-year-old Zamir Abdul-Johnson of Philadelphia was attempting to exit I-76 eastbound in a 2018 Toyota Yaris when he missed the exit. Police say Abdul-Johnson then attempted to travel in reverse and lost control, hitting the driver of a...

May 6, 2020
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Teen driving recklessly in reverse caused deadly fiery crash on Schuylkill Expressway: Police

Teen driving recklessly in reverse caused deadly fiery crash on Schuylkill Expressway: Police

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Pennsylvania State Police say a teenager was driving recklessly before a fiery crash that killed a tractor-trailer driver on the Schuylkill Expressway early Wednesday.It happened around 2:40 a.m. on the eastbound lanes of the expressway near the Girard Avenue exit in Fairmount Park.State police say 19-year-old Zamir Abdul-Johnson of Philadelphia was attempting to exit I-76 eastbound in a 2018 Toyota Yaris when he missed the exit. Police say Abdul-Johnson then attempted to travel in reverse and lost control, hitting the driver of a...

May 6, 2020
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'It's a lawless city': Philadelphia merchants alarmed by mobs of people shoplifting

'It's a lawless city': Philadelphia merchants alarmed by mobs of people shoplifting

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A group of 20 merchants in Philadelphia say policies set forth by the city during the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an alarming epidemic of shoplifting, and in some cases, mobs of people.In one incident at the 7-Eleven store at 22nd & Market streets, video shows a group of about eight to 10 kids come in and spread out throughout the store. Each starts collecting items from different shelves and refrigerators before suddenly running for the door. The owner says this has happened two to three times since the pandemic."Actually, I've been...

May 1, 2020
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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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