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Pre-Teen Boy Drowns Accidentally in French Creek

Pennsylvania state police say the boy slipped on rocks and fell into the fast-moving river in Warwick Township, on Wednesday afternoon.

07/02/2015

(Wheelchair users and others get their first look at new Philadelphia taxicabs designed to serve their needs.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

New Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs Begin Rolling Onto Philadelphia’s Streets

A Dodge Journey van was the first wheelchair-accessible vehicle (WAV) to hit the road since 50 new WAV taxi medallions were sold by the PPA.

07/02/2015

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Area Patient-Assistance Group Says Need For Housing During Pope Visit is Huge

Hosts for Hospitals, based in Gladwyne, maintains a network of families who offer their homes as a place for patients and family members who come from out of town for specialized care at hospitals in the Greater Philadelphia area.

07/02/2015

(The pitch at PPL Park, in Chester, Pa.   Photo by Greg Orlandini)

PPL Park, Home Stadium for Philadelphia Union, Getting a Name Change

Come this fall, the Philadlephia Union won’t be playing in PPL Park anymore.

07/02/2015

(Fort Ticonderoga was built to guard the strategically important dot of land between Lake George and Lake Champlain, in New England.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Fort Ticonderoga, New York

Imagine a land so rugged and breathtakingly majestic that, even today, the waterways provide the clearest path through the dense forest.

07/02/2015

(The US Coast Guard and Philadelphia Police stage a mock "boating while intoxicated" arrest on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

In and Around Philadelphia, Holiday Weekend Warnings About DUI

Officials are warning people not to drink and drive, on the roads or on the water.

07/01/2015

(Air travelers wait to be screened at PHL airport.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

TSA Issues Reminders For Summer Airline Travelers

The Transportation Security Administration wants airline passengers to follow the Boy Scouts motto when traveling this summer: Be prepared — (but leave that Swiss Army knife at home!)

07/01/2015

The historic Cape May Lighthouse. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Hear Philly: The Shore Thing – Family Fun at the Lighthouse, Shakespeare and Craft Beer & Crabs

Cape May features many recurring events taking place throughout the heart of the summer and a marquee one as well.

07/01/2015

Night In Venice (credit: Cleve Bryan)

Hear Philly: The Shore Thing – Family Events All Summer Long and Night In Venice Sails Into Town

In Ocean City, July really kicks off the full summer season.

07/01/2015

Wildwood Blues and BBQ Festival (Credit: Greater Wildwoods Tourism Authority)

Hear Philly: The Shore Thing: Blues, BBQ and Globetrotters Invade The Wildwood Beaches, Boardwalk

Things always heat up down the shore in July, and in the Wildwoods there’s no exception.

07/01/2015

Triple A Mechanic Richard Santiago demonstrating the penny test. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Hitting The Road For A Getaway? Make Sure Your Tires Are Up To Speed

Triple A says one of the most common calls they get for roadside assistance in the summer has to do with tire problems.

07/01/2015

Tom McGee sells beer at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

A Phillies’ Beer Vendor Channels Marlon Brando, For Fun and Profit

It’s a classic Marlon Brando scene (“Heyyy, Stellaaaa!”) that beer vendor Tom McGee recreates as he walks the aisles of Citizens Bank Park, selling cans of Stella Artois.

07/01/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter is flanked by World Meeting of Families' executive director Donna Farrell and president Bob Ciaruffoli as the pope's expected visit to Independence Mall is discussed.  Photo by Steve Tawa

City and Church Leaders Note Significance of Pope’s Independence Hall Stop

With Independence Hall as a backdrop, the pontiff is expected to reach out to the anticipated 30,000-50,000 spectators to talk about immigration issues.

06/30/2015

File photo. Pope Francis waves to the faithful during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square.  (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Just Released: The Pope’s Schedule For September’s Trip To Philadelphia

The Vatican has just released the schedule of events for the visit of Pope Francis to the United States.

06/30/2015

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Art Project Invites Philadelphians To Share Personal Problems Ahead of Pope’s Visit

It’s called “Mary: Undoer of Knots Grotto,” and will be on display outside the Basilica during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia.

06/29/2015