A suspect is facing kidnapping charges after police say he carjacked an ambulance at gunpoint with a patient inside.
One suspect is in custody after they tried to steal a city cab, says Philadelphia police.
Efforts to get more wheelchair accessible taxi cabs on Philadelphia streets continue to fall short and a forum Wednesday, designed to educate cab owners on tax breaks that would help them convert their vehicles, was not much help.
At least two people were injured in an early morning car accident in North Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority says it will require that 300 taxicabs in the city be wheelchair-accessible by the end of 2012 and it will choose the 300 through a lottery. Cab owners are less than thrilled.
A local cab company says it’s willing to provide handicapped-accessible taxis, but it’s waiting for permission from the Philadelphia Parking Authority.