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Excavator Surrenders in Philadelphia Building Collapse

Excavator Surrenders in Philadelphia Building Collapse

WPVI/ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — A excavator operator turned himself in on Saturday to face manslaughter and other charges in the collapse of a Philadelphia building that killed six people, police said.Sean Benschop, 42, of Philadelphia, is going to be c…

Equipment Operator in Philadelphia Building Collapse Turns Self In

Equipment Operator in Philadelphia Building Collapse Turns Self In

WPVI/ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Sean Benschop, the heavy equipment operator responsible for the collapse of a Philadelphia building that killed six people on Wednesday.Benschop is charged with six counts of in…

$75,000 Reward Offered in Philadelphia School Kidnapping

$75,000 Reward Offered in Philadelphia School Kidnapping

(PHILADELPHIA, Pa.) — After a 5-year-old girl was kidnapped from a Philadelphia school and assaulted earlier this week, community leaders banded together to offer a $75,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible. Accordin…

Alleged Philly Doctor Killer Had Anger Issues, Family Friend Says

Alleged Philly Doctor Killer Had Anger Issues, Family Friend Says

Comstock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Jason Smith, the Philadelphia exterminator who police say showed up at the home of Dr. Melissa Ketunuti this week to solve her rodent problem before strangling her, was a problem child as an adolescent, a family fri…

Philadelphia Exterminator Charged in Doctor’s Killing

Philadelphia Exterminator Charged in Doctor’s Killing

Comstock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia-area exterminator Joseph Smith was arrested and charged on Thursday in the strangling and burning death of pediatrician Melissa Ketunuti.Smith, 36, had been sent to Ketunuti’s home on a service call, wh…

Pediatrician Found Hogtied, Burning in Philadelphia Home

Pediatrician Found Hogtied, Burning in Philadelphia Home

ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — Investigators in Philadelphia are trying to unravel a baffling mystery after a hogtied pediatrician was found dead and on fire in the basement of her home.Police found Melissa Ketunuti, 35, a beloved doctor at Children’s Hospi…

Missing Pennsylvania Girl Abducted from School Found

Missing Pennsylvania Girl Abducted from School Found

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children(PHILADELPHIA) — A 5-year-old girl has been found after allegedly being abducted by a stranger from her classroom at a Philadelphia elementary school, where officials didn’t learn of her disappearanc…

Houston, Philadelphia Kids Accidently Shoot Themselves at Home

Houston, Philadelphia Kids Accidently Shoot Themselves at Home

George Doyle/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — A 4-year-old boy in Houston accidently shot himself in the head, and a 5-year-old girl in Philadelphia shot herself in the foot after both children got a hold of their parents’ guns Tuesday night while playing at hom…

Philadelphia Wedding Brawl: Groom’s Brother Maintains Innocence

Philadelphia Wedding Brawl: Groom’s Brother Maintains Innocence

ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — A man accused of assaulting police officers and rioting in last Sunday’s wedding brawl at a Philadelphia hotel said he’s innocent of the charges.Matthew Sofka, who’d attended his brother’s wedding at a different locale, gave t…

Groom’s Brother Charged with Assault in Philly Wedding Day Brawl

Groom’s Brother Charged with Assault in Philly Wedding Day Brawl

Comstock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia police have charged one man in connection with the wedding brawl at a Society Hill hotel in which the bride’s uncle died of a heart attack.Matthew Sofka, the brother of one of the grooms, was released f…

One Dead, Three Arrested After Hotel Wedding Brawl in Philadelphia

One Dead, Three Arrested After Hotel Wedding Brawl in Philadelphia

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia police are investigating a violent brawl inside a hotel between the guests of two different wedding parties that left one man dead from an apparent heart attack, and three others arreste…

Philadelphia Officer Who Punched Woman to Be Fired

Philadelphia Officer Who Punched Woman to Be Fired

WPVI/ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — The Philadelphia cop caught on video punching a woman in the face will be fired, according to ABC News’ Philadelphia station, WPVI.A video posted on YouTube shows Lt. Jonathan Josey punching a woman in the face and knocki…

Philadelphia Officer Who Punched Woman ‘a Good Cop,’ Police Say

Philadelphia Officer Who Punched Woman ‘a Good Cop,’ Police Say

WPVI/ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — The Philadelphia cop under investigation for punching a woman in the face has had 13 previous complaints against him over his 19 years on the force, but co-workers insist he is “a good cop.”A video posted on YouTube shows…

Philadelphia Officials Disapprove of Man Who Spent $20,000 to Clean City Lot

Philadelphia Officials Disapprove of Man Who Spent $20,000 to Clean City Lot

http://nakedphilly.com(NEW YORK) — A man who spent $20,000 to clean up a rubbish-strewn and weed-filled lot next to his Philadelphia coffee shop is now in trouble with the city for supposedly putting public safety at risk. Ori Feibush, owner of OCF Re…

Philadelphia Students Slimmer; Schools’ Anti-Obesity Efforts Cited

Philadelphia Students Slimmer; Schools’ Anti-Obesity Efforts Cited

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Researchers found a drop in Philadelphia high school obesity rates between 2006 and 2010, the first time a large evaluation has suggested that a school system’s efforts to curb obesity were effective.Philadelphia…

Plane Hoax Witness Said Ending Was ‘Like Seal Team Six’

Plane Hoax Witness Said Ending Was ‘Like Seal Team Six’

USAir.com(PHILADELPHIA) — “It was like Seal Team Six. The SWAT Team from Philly, they were pretty awesome,” said Kurt Weber, a passenger on the Dallas-bound US Air flight that returned to Philadelphia Thursday because of a bomb hoax.Weber, who was sit…

Choir Director Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Offense Allegations

Choir Director Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Offense Allegations

Design Pics/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — A Philadelphia high school choir director pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple charges of unlawfully touching, hugging and texting his female teen students in a way that the district attorney called “grotesquel…

Police Arrest Man in Attempted Kidnapping Caught on Tape

Police Arrest Man in Attempted Kidnapping Caught on Tape

Obtained by ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia police announced today they had arrested a suspect in an attempted child abduction that was caught on tape, and that the suspect had turned himself in because he couldn’t “walk, talk or breathe” after …

WATCH: Attempted Abduction of 10-Year-Old Girl Caught on Tape

WATCH: Attempted Abduction of 10-Year-Old Girl Caught on Tape

An attempted kidnapping of a 10 year old girl was caught on tape on July 18, 2012, the tape was released by the Philadelphia police who are asking for help finding suspect. (Obtained by ABC News)(PHILADELPHIA) — A 10-year-old girl and her 2-year-old …

Obama Tells Supporters to ‘Pay Attention’ to the GOP

Obama Tells Supporters to ‘Pay Attention’ to the GOP

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — President Obama concluded a day of fundraising across two states by telling supporters to “pay attention” to what Republican rivals were offering as contrasts to his policies.“I am telling …

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