Efforts are underway to raise money to erect a statute in South Philadelphia honoring Edward “Babe” Heffron, a World War II paratrooper whose heroism is well documented in the HBO series “Band of Brothers.”
Local soldiers, sailors and airmen joined one of the largest invasion forces in history. It was 70 years ago today. Many of them are no longer with us. But 30 years ago, KYW’s Jay Lloyd gathered their vivid memories of D-Day and the beaches of Normandy.
India Spellman was found guilty in February of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of 87-year-old George Greaves in August 2010.
The New Jersey resident on Wednesday received the relic from a woman who tracked him down.
There are two new license plates for certain Pennsylvania war veterans.
At the Klein Jewish Community Center in Northeast Philadelphia, seniors gather for activities and conversation. It’s where Rita Silberstein talked about a part of her past that she has in common with other survivors of the Holocaust.
With World War II-era military planes darting overhead and Normandy’s Utah Beach visible in the distance, a bronze statue emerged from beneath a camouflage parachute, in tribute to a man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the book and television series “Band of Brothers.”
Research has shown that GED recipients earn no more than high school dropouts. Only one in 10 earns a college degree. The exam is in the process of changing and so is some of the instruction.