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This Philly Burger Will Set You Back $700

DBG eatery is hawking the 'Gold Standard' cheeseburger for that price

(Newser) - Visitors to a Philadelphia burger bar might want to pay attention to the menu prices —one new cheeseburger at DBG will set them back $700. NBC10 explains: The "Gold Standard" burger includes 8 ounces of Japanese wagyu beef, aged Irish cheddar, plus caviar, black truffle, and lobster that'...

This Heist Netted 2M Dimes
This Thief Can Spare 2M Dimes

This Thief Can Spare 2M Dimes

Thief or thieves swipe a whole lot of change from tractor-trailer in Pennsylvania parking lot

(Newser) - Philadelphia police are looking for one or more thieves who made off with 2 million dimes weighing an estimated 5 tons. A tractor-trailer had picked up $750,000 in dimes from the Philadelphia Mint, which were to be taken to Florida. The driver had parked the truck in a Walmart...

Philly Residents May Want to Drink Bottled Water for a Bit

Drinking water thought to be OK through Monday after chemical spill in Delaware River

(Newser) - Philadelphia residents were told Sunday that they may want to drink bottled water following a chemical spill into the Delaware River in a neighboring county. Bucks County health officials said Sunday that a leak late Friday evening at the Trinseo Altuglas chemical facility in Bristol Township spilled between 8,100...

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day? See the 'Most Irish' Cities
America's 'Most Irish' Cities

America's 'Most Irish' Cities

New York takes the top spot in LawnStarter's rankings

(Newser) - They say everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, but you'll see more green bagels and beer in some US cities than in others. LawnStarter looked at 200 of the largest cities in America, using publicly available data to rank which ones are the "most Irish."...

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities
Here Are the Most
Festive US Cities

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities

New York tops LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - Do you don your party hat on Dec. 1 and not take it off till the new year? You might want to seek out cities where you'll find like-minded festive souls. LawnStarter gathered public data from 200 of the nation's largest cities to see where those in a...

Exonerated Man Gunned Down at Funeral

Christopher Williams spent nearly 3 decades behind bars, 25 of them on death row

(Newser) - Christopher Williams spent a quarter-century on Pennsylvania's death row, wrongfully convicted of four murders, before being exonerated. He spent just 22 months free before he was fatally shot while attending a funeral Friday, NBC News reports. The 62-year-old was shot in the head at Philadelphia's Mount Peace Cemetery,...

Murdered 'Boy in the Box' ID'd 65 Years Later

Philadelphia cops hope for 'avalanche of tips' in cold case murder of Joseph Augustus Zarelli

(Newser) - For 65 years, Philadelphia police have worked to identify a boy found dead—beaten and malnourished—inside a cardboard box left in a wooded area in the northeastern part of the city on Feb. 25, 1957. Thanking the many people who've worked on the investigation over the decades, Philadelphia...

After School Lets Out Early, 4 Injured in Drive-by Shooting

Philadelphia students hospitalized in stable condition

(Newser) - Four students were injured in an apparent drive-by shooting shortly after their Philadelphia high school let out early for the day on Wednesday, a city schools spokesperson says. "One was shot in the shoulder, one was shot in the knee, and the two others have graze wounds," the...

NBA Star Flings Ladder in Tiff With Arena Staffer

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo lost his cool in confrontation after game in Philly

(Newser) - Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo argued with an arena worker and flung a ladder away from a basket, sending it toppling over as he tried to shoot practice free throws after the Bucks' 110-102 loss to Philadelphia on Friday night. After going 4 for 15 from the line, Antetokounmpo returned to...

Court Hears Case of Woman Stabbed 20 Times in 'Suicide'

Ellen Greenberg's parents may soon take their case to trial

(Newser) - After more than a decade fighting the Philadelphia medical examiner's office on their daughter's cause of death, lawyers for Ellen Greenberg's parents made their case in front of a Pennsylvania appeals court Tuesday. "We are cautiously optimistic that the panel will find the estate of Ellen...

With 40 Rotisserie Chickens, He Becomes a Philly Legend

Alexander Tominsky wanted to bring joy to others, and 40 rotisserie chickens did exactly that

(Newser) - As pro sports go, Philadelphia had a rough weekend, with teams on Saturday losing both the World Series and the Major League Soccer Cup within a few hours of each other. But the city caught a taste of redemption Sunday afternoon, when a crowd gathered to watch Alexander Tominsky—described...

Gunmen Open Fire Outside Bar, Wound 9

Attackers didn't care that officers were in the area, Philadelphia police say

(Newser) - At least nine people were wounded in a shooting outside a Philadelphia bar Saturday night in which there was no clear motive, police said. The Philadelphia Police Department said the victims were shot around 10:45pm, the AP reports. Police said gunmen emerged from a black vehicle parked in the...

DA: FedEx Worker Killed Driving Instructor After Failing Evaluation

Philadelphia man 'decided to retaliate in the worst way possible'

(Newser) - A Philadelphia man who was denied a promotion at FedEx "decided to retaliate in the worst way possible," prosecutors say. Keith Lamont Blount, 59, is accused of murdering a FedEx driving instructor who made the decision not to promote him to driver, Fox reports. Prosecutors say Blount ambushed...

Convicted Cop Killer: Prosecutors Messed With Jury

Mumia Abu-Jamal's retrial request goes before judge in Philadelphia

(Newser) - A judge on Wednesday will review a retrial request from a prominent former member of the Black Panthers, imprisoned since 1982 for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. The request is based on fresh evidence Mumia Abu-Jamal says backs his long-held assertion that he was framed. His conviction...

Congrats, NYC: You're Not the 'Rattiest' City in America

Chicago takes that honor in rankings by Orkin pest control company; the Big Apple comes in 2nd

(Newser) - Think "rats in the city," and many people are likely to envision the rodents who creep around in the Big Apple's alleyways and subway system. It's not New York City, though, but Chicago atop Orkin's list of the "rattiest" cities in America. USA Today...

City Issues Apology for Black Inmate Experiments

Albert Kligman conducted unethical tests in the 1950s through '70s

(Newser) - The City of Philadelphia issued an apology Thursday for the unethical medical experiments performed on inmates, most of whom were Black, at its Holmesburg Prison from the 1950s through the 1970s. The move comes after community activists and families of some of those inmates raised the need for a formal...

5 High School Football Players Shot After Scrimmage, 1 Fatally

Boy, 14, dies in Pennsylvania shooting

(Newser) - As five high school football players were walking off the field after a scrimmage against two other teams Tuesday afternoon, police say they were ambushed by two gunmen behind a high school in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, neighborhood. A 14-year-old boy was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at a...

Philadelphia Cuts Down Brewery's Entire Hop Crop
Philadelphia Cuts Down
Brewery's Entire Hop Crop
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Philadelphia Cuts Down Brewery's Entire Hop Crop

Workers mistook them for weeds

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Brewing Company won't be releasing its popular Harvest From the Hood pale ale this year because overzealous city workers destroyed the crop of hops it was growing in a lot next to the brewery. Brewery co-owner Nancy Barton says the hops—fast-growing climbing plants—were being grown...

Ex-Philadelphia Cop Guilty in Death of Black Motorist

Jury found Eric Ruch Jr. guilty of voluntary manslaughter in 2017 shooting

(Newser) - A white Philadelphia police officer was convicted Wednesday of voluntary manslaughter and a weapons charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black motorist shot six seconds after the officer arrived on the scene. Officer Eric Ruch Jr. told jurors he feared for his life when he fired at Dennis...

4 Juveniles Surrender After Deadly Attack on Man, 73

Two 14-year-olds have been charged in connection with Philadelphia attack

(Newser) - Police in Philadelphia say a 14-year-old girl has surrendered to authorities in connection with a disturbing attack that killed a 73-year-old man last month. A 14-year-old boy turned himself in on Monday and both suspects have been charged with third-degree murder and conspiracy, 6ABC reports. Police say James Lambert was...

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