Kristina Dougherty

Kristina Dougherty (CBS Philly)

Kristina Dougherty (CBS Philly)

Kristina Dougherty joined CBS 3 in 2012 as a newsroom assistant and became a member of the CBS Philly digital content production team in 2013.

Kristina produces daily breaking new articles, feature and lifestyle content as well as maintaining production of social pages for CBS Philly.

She is a native of Northeast Philadelphia and a 2012 graduate of Rowan University in South Jersey, where she now resides.

On the side, Kristina is an avid reader and animal lover.

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Cops: Beer Store Owner Charged After Shooting Alleged Teen Vandal

Police say a store owner is charged after he shot a teenager who was allegedly vandalizing his beer store.


Police: Purse-Snatcher Slashes Victim’s Arm Attempting To Steal Bag

The woman attempted to take the victim’s purse by slicing the strap with a knife.


Report: NJ Ranks Among Top 10 Gambling-Addicted States

WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states to determine where excessive gambling is most prevalent.


McDonald’s Drive-Thru Pit Stop Leads To Facebook Killer

Pennsylvania State Police say the manhunt for the alleged ‘Facebook killer’ Steve Stephens is over.


Reward Offered After Cat Shot And Killed In Bensalem

Authorities say Scooby was shot on April 10 between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.


Software Developer Creates Snail Mail Tool After He’s Unable To Reach Sen. Toomey

A local software developer has launched a side project to make it easier for residents to contact U.S. Congress members and senators by snail mail.


Elmwood Park Zoo Seeks Public’s Help In Naming 2 Newborn Jaguar Cubs

The zoo says the cubs are becoming increasingly active and quite the handful for their mother, Inka.


Report: Pennsylvania 20th Best State For First-Time Homebuyers compiled a list of the toughest and easiest states for people buying homes for the first time.


Former Police Officer Charged After Allegedly Firing Into Vehicle, Injuring Teen Girl

The incident happened just before 10 p.m. on Feb. 18. in Upper Gwynedd Township.


Police Department Helps Girl, 10, With Homework After She Messages Them On Facebook

Her mother shared the exchange on her Facebook page.


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Woman Uses Powerful Photo Of Over 450 IVF Needles To Reveal Pregnancy

A Texas woman’s Facebook post showing two baby onesies surrounded by hundreds of IVF needles is going viral.


Wawa In Chadds Ford To Feature Beer Sales And Restaurant-Style Seating

The store is located on the 700 block of Naamans Creek Road in Chadds Ford.


NJ Trooper Offers Perfect Way For Couple To Tell Family They’re Expecting

New Jersey State Police wrote on the post, “Well done, Tpr. Olsen, well done.”



Study: Dogs Don’t Like Rude, Unhelpful People

A new study found dogs and monkeys tend to shy away from rude people.


Video: Search Continues For Suspect Who Allegedly Stole Vehicle With Baby In Back Seat

Authorities say the suspect who stole the vehicle dropped off the child off less than a block away.


SURPRISE: Jaguar Unexpectedly Gives Birth To Cubs At Elmwood Park Zoo

Zoo officials say the unexpected birth happened in the early morning hours of January 24.


Cops: Girl, 13, Realizes She Has Been Shot While Walking Home

Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Juliana Terrace and found the victim sitting on a couch in the living room.


Young Red Panda Goes Missing From Virginia Zoo

Officials say 19-month-old Sunny was last seen around 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23.


Police: Man’s Ear Bitten Off During Argument About President Trump

Police say the victim ran to a nearby gas station to seek help.


Orlando Police Thank Philly Officer For Portrait Of Fallen Sergeant

Master Sgt. Debra Clayton was shot and killed outside of a Walmart on Monday. She was a 17 year veteran of the force.


South Jersey Woman Seeks Public’s Help In Finding Lost Pet Duck

A Toms River woman is hopeful that her missing pet duck, Clumsy, will return home soon.


Cops: Man Threatens Wawa Worker: ‘Do What I Say Or I’ll Blow Your Head Off’

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. at the Wawa store on the 4500 block of Castor Avenue.


UPS, FedEx Reportedly Struggling To Keep Up With Holiday Shipping Demands

As more and more people do their holiday shopping online, there are reports that UPS and FedEx are struggling to keep up with the shipping volume.


That College Degree May Come With Some Weight Gain, Study Finds

Researchers say the study highlights the need for weight control interventions to target more than just freshman college students.


Man Charged After Allegedly Telling Passerby He Killed His Mother

A mother was found dead inside of her Bucks County home and police say her son is the killer.


Woman Facing Charges For Allegedly Stealing Baby Jesus Statue

Authorities say the statue was recovered at the St. Luke’s Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township.


Caught On Video: Suspects Get Into Altercation With Officer Trying To Stop Robbery

The incident was caught on surveillance video.


Philadelphia Makes List Of Top Places To Travel In 2017

And it’s no surprise (to us, at least) the City of Brotherly Love made the cut.


Study: Just 1 Cigarette A Day Can Lead To Earlier Death

The study found those who smoke between one and 10 cigarettes had an 87 percent risk of earlier death than nonsmokers.


Study: White Wine May Increase Melanoma Risk

Researchers say each drink per day of white wine was associated with a 13 percent increased risk of melanoma.


Over 1,000 Pets Looking For Forever Homes At Mega Adoption Event In Philly

One of the largest adoption events in the tri-state area will be held this weekend on December 2-4.


Parents, Police Plea For Hit-Run Driver To Turn Themselves In, $25K Reward

“We need the public’s assistance in finding the person responsible.”


Caught On Tape: Men Accused Of Vandalizing Property With ‘F*** Trump’ Message

Police are looking for two men accused of vandalizing a Philadelphia property with anti-Trump messages.


Police ID Teen Charged In Rittenhouse Square Shooting

Authorities say 17-year-old Mehdi Fraiji is accused of shooting the 39-year-old man multiple times inside the park last Tuesday.


Man Pens Letter Praising NJ Trooper After Getting Speeding Ticket

One man took the time to write a letter to New Jersey State Police about the trooper who wrote him a speeding ticket.


Police: Passenger In Back Of Taxi Stabs Driver Multiple Times

Police are investigating after they say a taxi driver was stabbed several times in the back by a passenger.


That Facebook Privacy Hoax Is Back And It’s Invading News Feeds

A privacy post is going viral on Facebook (again.)


Police: Moonwalking Man Found To Be In Possession Of Heroin, Hypodermic Needles

Police say Mark Wixler, 39, was moonwalking his way through the aisles while choosing his merchandise.


Female Fatally Struck By Vehicle In Burlington County

Officials say the victim was getting off a NJ Transit bus when she was fatally struck.


Cops: Man Climbs Through Drive-Thru Window, Robs Dunkin Donuts

Officials say a male climbed through the window while an employee, an 18-year-old female, was working.


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Officials: Students ‘Terrorized’ By Teen Running Around In Clown Mask

Authorities say the 14-year-old student was detained by officers.


Man Fatally Shot By SWAT Officers In Atlantic County Identified

The Attorney General says 49-year-old John H. Fetter was fatally shot around 7:39 p.m.


Survey: 7 Percent Of Voters Have Ended A Friendship Over Presidential Election

The survey says 70 percent of American voters say that this year’s campaign has brought out the worst in people.


Bald Eagle Found Wounded In NJ Backyard Released Back Into Wild

Now nine months later, Lily has been released back into wild.


Rescue Puppies Replace Bouquets At PA Wedding

The pictures, which have been shared all over the internet, show the bridesmaids and groomsmen holding puppies instead of bouquets.


Study: Psychopaths In The Workplace More Common Than You May Think

About one-fifth of top corporate professionals have ‘extremely high’ levels of psychopathic traits, according to the study .


Authorities: Woman Charged With Hindering Investigation In Shooting Death Of 8-Year-Old

Authorities say Shakia Land was charged with one count fourth degree of hindering an investigation.


Cops: Man Allegedly Ran Over Victim, Struck Her Multiple Times With Shovel

Philadelphia Police say a man is charged with murder after he allegedly ran over a victim multiple times with his vehicle.


Baby Gorilla Makes Debut At Philadelphia Zoo

The Zoo says this is the second birth for Honi and the first for Honi and Motuba together.