Over six months, the Atlanta-based group bought hundreds of firearms from local retailers only to resell them to Philadelphia-based brokers. Now the weapons are showing up at crime scenes.
The city will require masks in schools, businesses, government buildings and restaurants starting April 18.
Rydell, along with James Darren, Fabian and Frankie Avalon, was part of a wave of wholesome teen idols who emerged after Elvis Presley and before the rise of the Beatles.
A cherished city institution is adapting to keep the love of cycling going strong. Naked cycling, that is — Philadelphia's annual Naked Bike Ride is asking participants to mask up for safety.
City officials gave coronavirus vaccines to Philly Fighting Covid, whose brash CEO had no health care experience. After a WHYY investigation, the city cut ties with the group over alleged misconduct.
The Philadelphia business was the location of a bizarre press conference by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani last weekend. The business is cashing in on its newfound fame and has even run out of merch.
"We understand that the materials released today will be very painful. It will elicit anger, rage, distress, evoke more questions, and rightfully so," the district attorney said, urging calm.
President Trump has claimed, with little evidence, the city's election system is corrupt. His critics say the president is trying to suppress turnout. But voters have registered in record numbers.
Lawyers for Rickia Young, 28, and her son said she was battered, separated from the child for hours, and kept in handcuffs while being treated at a hospital. No charges have been filed against her.
"Here's why: they were improperly trained and did not have the proper equipment by which to effectuate their job," the family's attorney said on Thursday. The officers' names have not been released.
Mayor Jim Kenney ordered the curfew amid unrest after the fatal police shooting of the 27-year-old Black man. The city's police commissioner says bodycam footage will be released "in the near future."
Police shot and killed Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man, in a confrontation Monday. National Guard troops will be deployed, at the county's request, amid protests following the shooting.
"I've been an artist since I was a child," says James "Yaya" Hough. After serving 27 years in prison, he is now the first-ever artist in residence at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.
Philadelphia is suing Pennsylvania so that the city can enact stronger gun control laws. City officials want the freedom to pass their own measures aimed at curbing gun violence.
Parking is usually a hot-button issue in crowded cities. But restaurants are taking over spaces once reserved for cars, and to the surprise of owners, few are complaining.