An Allentown man and former head of advanced research at a Boston-area biotechnology company told investigators he was inspired by the television show “Breaking Bad” when he tried to obtain the powerful poison ricin, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Katie Johnston reports.

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'Breaking Bad' Inspired Allentown Man To Seek Ricin, Feds SayAn Allentown man and former head of advanced research at a Boston-area biotechnology company told investigators he was inspired by the television show “Breaking Bad” when he tried to obtain the powerful poison ricin, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Katie Johnston reports.
Amber Alert Issued For Missing Philadelphia 2-Year-Old Byron McDonald, Alleged Abductor Wanted In Connection To Recent HomicidesPennsylvania State Police issued an Amber Alert Monday for a missing 2-year-old boy. Katie Johnston reports.
Amber Alert Issued For Missing Philadelphia 2-Year-Old Byron McDonaldPennsylvania State Police issued an Amber Alert Monday for a missing 2-year-old boy. The Philadelphia Police Department is searching for 2-year-old Byron McDonald. Katie Johnston reports.
Firefighters Battle West Philadelphia House FireFirefighters battled flames at a West Philadelphia rowhome. The fire broke out on the 5900 block of Spruce Street, just after 8 a.m. Thursday. Katie Johnston reports.
Homeless Man Arrested After Attacking Asian Woman In Center City: Philadelphia PolicePolice say the man walked up to the 27-year-old woman, struck her in the face and walked away without exchanging any words. Katie Johnston reports.
Delaware State Police Trooper Gifts Boy With New Steph Curry Sneakers After Basketball Video Goes ViralA Delaware State Police trooper gifted his young “hype man” a new pair of Steph Curry basketball sneakers earlier this week. Katie Johnston reports.
Atilis Gym In New Jersey Offering Free Membership To Customers Who Refuse COVID-19 VaccineA New Jersey gym that has received backlash throughout the coronavirus pandemic is offering a freebie to anyone who does not receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Geoff Petrulis reports.
Sharon Woman Hit, Killed By Her Own Vehicle With 3 Children InsideA Mercer County woman is dead after being run over by her own vehicle with her three children inside Tuesday night. Katie Johnston reports.
Police: Terrance McNeil Succumbs To Injuries 3 Months After He Was Found Shot Inside Burning Car In KensingtonA man found shot inside a burning car in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood more than three months ago has died from his injuries. The victim was identified as 45-year-old Terrance McNeil. Katie Johnston reports.
Investigation Underway After 12-Year-Old Girl Found Shot To Death Inside Montgomery County Home, DA's Office saysPolice in Montgomery County are investigating after they say a 12-year-old girl was found shot to death inside of a Collegeville home. Katie Johnston reports.
Philadelphia Judge Keeps Election-Related Charges Against Joshua Macias, Antonio LaMottaA Philadelphia judge declined Thursday to dismiss election-related charges against two Virginia men accused of driving with guns and a lockpicking tool to a site where Philadelphia votes were being counted in early November. Katie Johnston reports.
Former Sixers Center Shawn Bradley Paralyzed After Being Struck By Vehicle While Riding BikeFormer Philadelphia 76ers center Shawn Bradley suffered a spinal injury in January that has left him paralyzed. Katie Johnston reports.
Donald Outlaw, Who Spent Years In Prison, Sues City Of Philadelphia Over Withheld EvidenceDonald Outlaw had already spent 15 years in prison for murder when he found out the man he was convicted of killing had told police with his dying breath that someone else named "Shank" had shot him. Katie Johnston reports.
Philly To Dim Lights To Make It Safer For Birds In FlightBird Safe Philly on Thursday announced the Lights Out Philly initiative, a voluntary program in which as many external and internal lights in buildings are turned off or dimmed at night during the spring and fall. Katie Johnston reports.
Gov. Tom Wolf Commits To Phasing Out Gas TaxGov. Tom Wolf is pushing to phase out gas tax, creating a commission that will find other ways to fund the state’s infrastructure. Katie Johnston reports.
Pennsylvania To Pay $475K To Family In Bulldozer Death Of Grateful Dead Fan Caught Growing Pot On Public LandThe state of Pennsylvania will pay $475,000 to the estate of a man who died underneath a bulldozer that Pennsylvania State Police had used to chase him for growing a handful of marijuana plants, according to a settlement revealed in court Thursday. Katie Johnston reports.
Philadelphia State Lawmaker Considering Running For US SenateSharif Street, a Democratic state senator from Philadelphia and the vice-chair of the state Democratic Party said he is considering running for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat in next year’s election. Katie Johnston reports.
Man Shot In Face, Critically Wounded In North PhiladelphiaA man is fighting for his life after he was shot in the face in broad daylight in North Philadelphia on Friday morning. The shooting happened around 10:30 a.m. on the 3200 block of North Newkirk Street. Katie Johnston reports.
Fire Truck On Way To House Fire Collides With Car In West PhiladelphiaA fire truck and car collided in West Philadelphia, Friday. The crash happened around 9:15 a.m. on North 53rd Street and Haverford Avenue. Katie Johnston reports.
New Jersey Could Soon Celebrate Bruce Springsteen Day, Grover Cleveland Week"The Boss" could soon get his own honorary day in the Garden State. New Jersey would celebrate Bruce Springsteen Day and Grover Cleveland Week under resolutions that advanced in the Legislature on Thursday. Katie Johnston reports.
Survey: Pennsylvania, New Jersey And Delaware Among Least Safest States During COVID-19 PandemicPennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey are among the least safest states during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey. Katie Johnston reports.
Paramount+ Launches Today!Paramount+ offers live sports, around-the-clock local and national news, and entertainment from dramas, comedies, movies, music and more! Paramount+ is a division of ViacomCBS, which also owns CBS3.
15-Year-Old Embaba Mengesteabe Dies After Shot In Head In Last Week's West Philadelphia Double ShootingA teenage girl has died after she was shot in the head during a double shooting last week in West Philadelphia. Katie Johnston reports.
Philadelphia Native Will Smith Teases Idea Of Running For Political Office One DayActor Will Smith teased the idea of running for political office one day during an interview on "Pod Save America." Katie Johnston reports.

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