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ATM explosions in Philadelphia linked to homemade devices

ATM explosions in Philadelphia linked to homemade devices

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- At least two more ATMs and a SEPTA kiosk were blown up in a third night of looting in Philadelphia following peaceful protests in the wake of the police shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr.The explosions came hours after an abandoned van was discovered on Logan Circle with explosives inside. The black van also contained what authorities describe as burglary tools.They believe this van could be part of a looting operation. Two people inside were taken into custody.The ATF called these instruments "M-type devices" and are homemade or...

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Philadelphia police discover van loaded with explosives, suspicious equipment

Philadelphia police discover van loaded with explosives, suspicious equipment

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- An investigation is underway in Philadelphia after police find explosives and other suspicious cargo inside a van at Logan Circle on Wednesday night.Action News has learned that police recovered propane tanks, torches and possible dynamite sticks from the van.The bomb squad is investigating. There is no immediate word on who owns the van or if anyone has been arrested.The discovery comes as the city remains on heightened alert following nights of unrest stemming from the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. : Phila Police discover van...

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Action News Investigation: Who was Walter Wallace Jr., the man shot by Philadelphia police?

Action News Investigation: Who was Walter Wallace Jr., the man shot by Philadelphia police?

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy and Cheryl Mettendorf PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- We are learning more about Walter Wallace Jr., the man who was shot by Philadelphia police on Monday, and protesters who clashed with officers in the wake of the shooting.Wallace was an aspiring rapper with social media accounts filled with videos.Guns are a central theme as he rhymes about shooting people, including police.But his videos also include songs about social causes and police injustice.RELATED: Court records show Wallace was currently awaiting trial for allegedly threatening to shoot a woman and her...

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Looters ransack Philadelphia businesses during 2nd night of unrest

Looters ransack Philadelphia businesses during 2nd night of unrest

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A second night of unrest broke out in the City of Philadelphia following the police shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr.Police said 27-year-old Wallace Jr. was wielding a knife and ignored orders to drop the weapon before officers fired shots Monday afternoon. But his parents said Tuesday night that officers knew their son was in a mental health crisis because they had been to the family's house three times on Monday.Catherine Wallace, his mother, said one of the times, "they stood there and laughed at us."The Wallace family's attorney,...

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Looters ransack Philadelphia businesses during 2nd night of unrest

Looters ransack Philadelphia businesses during 2nd night of unrest

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A second night of unrest broke out in the City of Philadelphia following the police shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr.Police said 27-year-old Wallace Jr. was wielding a knife and ignored orders to drop the weapon before officers fired shots Monday afternoon. But his parents said Tuesday night that officers knew their son was in a mental health crisis because they had been to the family's house three times on Monday.Catherine Wallace, his mother, said one of the times, "they stood there and laughed at us."The Wallace family's attorney,...

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Gov. Wolf plans to waive liquor license fees for Pa. restaurants in 2021

Gov. Wolf plans to waive liquor license fees for Pa. restaurants in 2021

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PITTSBURGH (WPVI) -- Pennsylvania plans to offer $20 million in relief to the state's beleaguered hospitality industry, the governor announced Thursday, days after vetoing Republican legislation that would have loosened restrictions on bars and restaurants.The state intends to waive liquor license fees in 2021 for more than 16,000 restaurants and bars, clubs, caterers and hotels, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said.The plan requires approval by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board."COVID continues to hurt this industry in a particularly awful way. They need our...

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Alarming spike in Philadelphia traffic fatalities, including hit-and-runs, this year

Alarming spike in Philadelphia traffic fatalities, including hit-and-runs, this year

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Captain Mark Overwise from the Philadelphia Police Accident Investigation Division says the current trend in traffic incidents in the city is nothing short of disturbing."I'm already alarmed and I'm sure that my superiors are alarmed, as well," Overwise said.And traffic fatalities are at the center of his concern.So far this year, through Oct. 7, 112 people have been killed in car crashes in Philadelphia.In all of 2019, 90 people were killed on the roads.In other words, with more than two months remaining, 22 more people have already...

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Philly may be entering 'dangerous period' with COVID: Dr. Farley

Philly may be entering 'dangerous period' with COVID: Dr. Farley

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out"Everyone is tired of this virus, unfortunately the virus is not tired of us," Farley said.By and PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia may be entering a "dangerous period" in the COVID-19 pandemic, according to health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley.The city's health leader said Tuesday, like most of the country, the case rates in Philly have been rising.For the past week, the city averaged 189 cases per day, though that data is incomplete at this time. The previous week, the city averaged 184 cases per day. These are the highest weekly averages in the city since...

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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...

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Reading Terminal Market launches crowdfunding campaign to stay open, thriving amid COVID-19

Reading Terminal Market launches crowdfunding campaign to stay open, thriving amid COVID-19

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- is a Philadelphia historical landmark.It may seem hard to imagine, but like other businesses, it too has fallen on tough times during this pandemic.The non-profit has now launched its first-ever crowdfunding campaign to stay open and thriving, not just for the customers and the city, but for the more than 80 family-owned vendors inside.Reading Terminal Market has operated continuously since 1893, and they're not about to give that up."I think our location is what's hurting us," says Vinnie Iovine, owner of Iovine Brothers Produce."Not...

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Philadelphia police search for woman missing since Thursday, last seen in Center City

Philadelphia police search for woman missing since Thursday, last seen in Center City

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are asking for help locating a woman missing since Thursday.Police said 57-year-old Joanne Boyer has not been seen since Thursday afternoon.She was last seen in the 800 block of Spruce Street.Police say she was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a teal-colored t-shirt, blue jeans, tan slippers and purple framed glasses.If you have seen her, you are asked to call the police.Related topics:Copyright © 2020 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.More Videos From CNN Newsource affiliatesTOP STORIES

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Man says he was assaulted by Philadelphia encampment resident hours before dismantling began

Man says he was assaulted by Philadelphia encampment resident hours before dismantling began

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A local man says he was assaulted by residents of the encampment along Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Thursday.The man, who did not want to give Action News his name, said it all began when he tried to take a picture of the encampment."I stopped to take a picture of something I thought was interesting that had no people in it," said the man.The 72-year-old-man says several men attacked him, including the man who told him not to take a picture. The alleged attack left him bruised and bloody.RELATED: "They just started whaling...

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Man says he was assaulted by Philadelphia encampment resident hours before dismantling began

Man says he was assaulted by Philadelphia encampment resident hours before dismantling began

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A local man says he was assaulted by residents of the encampment along Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Thursday.The man, who did not want to give Action News his name, said it all began when he tried to take a picture of the encampment."I stopped to take a picture of something I thought was interesting that had no people in it," said the man.The 72-year-old-man says several men attacked him, including the man who told him not to take a picture. The alleged attack left him bruised and bloody.RELATED: "They just started whaling...

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Philadelphia woman now blind after stranger splashed acid in her face

Philadelphia woman now blind after stranger splashed acid in her face

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Life as Helen Jones knows it has changed in a way she never could have imagined.The vibrant grandmother, who has always thrived on helping others, is now in need of help herself after being attacked by a man who splashed acid in her face."It's devastating," said her daughter, Aneesha Summerville.The attack happened at around , right in front of the Germantown home that the 61-year old Jones has lived in for more than 20 years.She was walking to her car, which is just steps from the front gate of her home."There was a man there and he was...

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Philadelphia ranks No. 7 in Orkin's 'Rattiest Cities' list | 6abc.com

Philadelphia ranks No. 7 in Orkin's 'Rattiest Cities' list | 6abc.com

By Friday, October 16, 2020 8:45AM ETAw rats! The city moved up three spots on Orkin's annual list.PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia seems to have a growing rat problem, according to a new report from pest control company Orkin.The city moved up three spots to No. 7 on the company's recently released rankings for Chicago took the top spot for the sixth consecutive time, followed by Los Angeles and New York.Orkin rated cities according to the number of new rodent treatments performed over the last year. The ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments."As reported in the...

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Philadelphia police investigate multiple armed carjackings

Philadelphia police investigate multiple armed carjackings

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The East Detective Division of the Philadelphia Police Department is working three armed carjacking cases that all happened within the last week."The carjackings are cyclical, so they happen and then stop for a while," said Lt. Robert Brockenborugh.The most recent carjacking at about 1 a.m. Police said three suspects approached a man who got out of his running car to make a phone call."They came up like they were friends and next thing you know, he acted like he had a gun under his hoodie and they jumped in his car and took off," said...

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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...

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Philadelphia woman now blind after stranger splashed acid in her face

Philadelphia woman now blind after stranger splashed acid in her face

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Life as Helen Jones knows it has changed in a way she never could have imagined.The vibrant grandmother, who has always thrived on helping others, is now in need of help herself after being attacked by a man who splashed acid in her face."It's devastating," said her daughter, Aneesha Summerville.The attack happened at around , right in front of the Germantown home that the 61-year old Jones has lived in for more than 20 years.She was walking to her car, which is just steps from the front gate of her home."There was a man there and he was...

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Philadelphia School District plans to begin hybrid learning option next month

Philadelphia School District plans to begin hybrid learning option next month

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutThe District plans to slowly phase in the option for hybrid learning.By PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- More details are expected to be released Wednesday about the School District of Philadelphia's plan for students to begin a hybrid learning option.The district intends to move to that model next month. Superintendent William Hite will release more details about the new safety protocols in place during a morning briefing."The School District will begin offering families the option to transition to a mix of in-person and digital remote learning (hybrid learning) for...

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Man critical after stabbing in Center City Philadelphia

Man critical after stabbing in Center City Philadelphia

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A man is in critical condition after being stabbed in Center City Philadelphia, police said.It happened around midnight Wednesday on the 300 block of North 22nd Street.Police said officers responded to a 911 call for a stabbing and found a man with wounds on his face and back.Investigators said the man had staggered several feet after being stabbed before collapsing, as there was a trail of blood at the sceneHe was taken to the hospital in critical condition.So far there is no word on a suspect or a motive.The incident remains under...

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Pennsylvania's second lady Gisele Barreto Fetterman victim of racist attack | 6abc.com

Pennsylvania's second lady Gisele Barreto Fetterman victim of racist attack | 6abc.com

Updated 22 minutes agoPa. Second Lady target of racist attackALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pennsylvania -- The wife of Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor said she was confronted at the grocery store by a woman who used a racial slur against her.Gisele Fetterman, whose husband is Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, said the woman appeared to recognize her and began harassing her late Sunday afternoon at a store near the Fetterman home in Braddock.She said the woman directed a racial epithet at her repeatedly, and followed her after Fetterman retreated to her vehicle in the parking lot. That's where...

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Caught on video: Gunfire erupts during vigil in Southwest Philadelphia

Caught on video: Gunfire erupts during vigil in Southwest Philadelphia

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy and PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Action News was on the scene as shots were fired during an anti-violence vigil on Friday night in Southwest Philadelphia.About 100 to 150 people had gathered on the 5200 block of Warrington Avenue for a vigil to mourn the loss of 19-year-old Donovan Porter, who had been gunned down inside a food take out store Tuesday.Impassioned speeches about gun violence were being made, including by the victim's aunt, and then shots rang out, resulting in a stampede and chaos.In all the chaos, One mother became separated from her four-year-old...

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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...

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At least 1 dead, 6 injured after shooting in Frankford: Police

At least 1 dead, 6 injured after shooting in Frankford: Police

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy and PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are on the hunt for two gunmen who killed at least one person and injured six others on Thursday night.It happened on the 4900 block of Frankford Avenue around 7:46 p.m. in the city's Frankford section.Police say it appears a group of men were standing outside a store when two gunmen started opening fire."We have over 30 casings found at the scene, so there was a lot of firepower going on here," said Philadelphia Police Deputy Commissioner Christine Coulter.A 29-year-old man was shot one time in the back. He was...

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Police search for 2 men in armed robbery of nurse

Police search for 2 men in armed robbery of nurse

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are trying to track down two suspects who robbed a nurse as she was walking to her job in Frankford.Surveillance video released Thursday shows the two men approach the woman around 12:06 p.m. on September 28 on the 5900 block of Charles Street.Police said the nurse was going to a client's house when one of the suspects told her to hand over her keys while the other man pointed a gun at her.Police said one of the suspects grabbed her purse with her keys inside and stole her 2015 silver Hyundai Sante Fe.Anyone with...

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