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Local organizations are working to make the Jewish community safer as antisemitic incidents reach the highest level in 4...
03/25/2023
Jewish communities boost security amid rising antisemitism

Local organizations are working to make the Jewish community safer as antisemitic incidents reach the highest level in 44 years, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

Local organizations are working to make the Jewish community safer amidst a surge in antisemitic incidents.

WATCH LIVE: Officials are providing an update on the chocolate factory explosion that killed 5 people in West Reading, P...
03/25/2023
Death toll rises after explosion at RM Palmer Candy factory

WATCH LIVE: Officials are providing an update on the chocolate factory explosion that killed 5 people in West Reading, Pa.

Six people are unaccounted for and several residents of a nearby building are displaced after the explosion Friday.

At least 24 are dead in Mississippi after a tornado touched down just after sundown Friday in a storm system that delive...
03/25/2023
At least 24 dead after powerful storms batter Mississippi

At least 24 are dead in Mississippi after a tornado touched down just after sundown Friday in a storm system that delivered twisters, heavy rain, wind gusts and hail as it traveled throughout the South.

A string of deadly storms swept across the Southeast, killing at least 24 people in Mississippi.

JUST IN: Authorities now say five people were killed and six people are unaccounted for after an explosion at a West Rea...
03/25/2023
2 dead, 9 missing after explosion at RM Palmer Candy factory

JUST IN: Authorities now say five people were killed and six people are unaccounted for after an explosion at a West Reading, Pa. chocolate factory on Friday.

Recovery efforts are still underway.

Nine people are unaccounted for and several residents of a nearby building are displaced after the explosion Friday.

The gadgets will help suggest menu items based on customers' order histories and allow employees to greet customers by t...
03/25/2023
Panera Bread will use palm-scanning technology for its loyalty program

The gadgets will help suggest menu items based on customers' order histories and allow employees to greet customers by their names and share customers' available rewards, the company said.

The Amazon-made scanners will connect millions of loyalty customers' handprints to their Panera shopping history.

Pennsylvania's 4,581 reshored jobs were more than 30 other states but significantly less than two of its neighbors: New ...
03/25/2023
Pennsylvania "reshores" jobs from China but catches no "elephants"

Pennsylvania's 4,581 reshored jobs were more than 30 other states but significantly less than two of its neighbors: New York, which reshored 43,491 jobs in 2022, and Ohio, which 29,561. Those two states ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in all of America.

The figures also include jobs created through what's known as foreign direct investment, or FDI, such as when a Japanese or German automobile manufacturer builds a factory in the U.S.

UPDATE: An official confirmed to CBS News Philadelphia earlier Friday that two people died, seven people are missing, an...
03/25/2023
2 dead, 9 missing after explosion at RM Palmer Candy factory

UPDATE: An official confirmed to CBS News Philadelphia earlier Friday that two people died, seven people are missing, and six people were taken to receive medical attention.

CBS News Philadelphia was told about 5 p.m. Friday there was at least one explosion followed by a massive fire that sent thick smoke rising from the building.

Since investigators flooded the front yard of the place on Thursday, people haven't stopped thinking about the kids. Cas...
03/25/2023
Parents charged after child found locked in cage in NE Philly

Since investigators flooded the front yard of the place on Thursday, people haven't stopped thinking about the kids. Cash bail for the parents was set at $22,500 and they'll face a judge next month. Joe Holden reports.

The child was found locked in a dog cage inside a rowhome on Glenview Street Thursday afternoon.

Seven months ago she started having intense gastrointestinal issues and lost 80 pounds while her belly was filled with f...
03/25/2023
"I have my life back": Penn Medicine solves woman's medical mystery

Seven months ago she started having intense gastrointestinal issues and lost 80 pounds while her belly was filled with fluid. Stephanie Stahl reports.

The Penn team will be presenting her case at a medical conference Monday. They hope the surgery will be used by other patients with her condition.

Local artists listen up: There's an open call going on right now for mural artists. We spoke with Conrad Benner about Fr...
03/25/2023
Twenty-five feet of open space to tell Philadelphia story

Local artists listen up: There's an open call going on right now for mural artists. We spoke with Conrad Benner about Front Street Walls and how you can apply for the program.

Local artists listen up: There's an open call going on right now for mural artists. The popular, but defunct Front Street Walls mural program is coming back.

City councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson says she hopes by recognizing their work, others will be inspired to joi...
03/24/2023
City of Philadelphia honors two tenacious women in skilled trades

City councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson says she hopes by recognizing their work, others will be inspired to join the trades. 🏗️ Marcella Baietto reports.

Now, these two tenacious women are being honored by the City of Philadelphia during Women's History Month. City councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson says she hopes by recognizing their work, others will be inspired to join the trades.

A neighbor describes how she watched Philadelphia firefighters go through the decontamination process at a deadly hazmat...
03/24/2023
Fentanyl suspected in deadly hazmat incident in Northeast Philly

A neighbor describes how she watched Philadelphia firefighters go through the decontamination process at a deadly hazmat situation in North East Philadelphia. She can't help but tear up.

Police say a "white powdery substance" was found throughout the home's basement.

Sweet 16 🏀Villanova women's basketball team lost 70-65 against Miami Hurricanes. Miami heads to the NCAA Elite Eight.
03/24/2023
March Madness: Villanova loses to Miami 70-65 in Sweet 16

Sweet 16 🏀
Villanova women's basketball team lost 70-65 against Miami Hurricanes. Miami heads to the NCAA Elite Eight.

Jasmyne Roberts scored a career-high 26 points — including a stickback for the go-ahead, three-point play with 38.8 seconds left — to help Miami overcome blowing a 21-point lead and beat Villanova 70-65 on Friday for the program's first trip to the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight.

After an outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria that affected several eye drop brands, eight people have lost their vision ...
03/24/2023
Here's what you need to know about the flurry of eye drop recalls

After an outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria that affected several eye drop brands, eight people have lost their vision and four have had their eyeballs removed, according to the CDC. There have been dozens of cases of people contracting the bacteria.

Several brands of over-the-counter eye drops are linked to multiple deaths and cases of people going blind.

JUST IN: Parents of the 6-year-old boy found locked in a dog cage at a Northeast Philadelphia home are now facing crimin...
03/24/2023
Parents charged after child found locked in cage in NE Philly

JUST IN: Parents of the 6-year-old boy found locked in a dog cage at a Northeast Philadelphia home are now facing criminal charges, police said Friday.

The child was found locked in a dog cage inside a rowhome on Glenview Street Thursday afternoon.

🚧Ready, set, go! While runners get ready for the 7th Love Run Philly, organizers are preparing to close several roads in...
03/24/2023
7th annual Love Run Philly to close several roads

🚧Ready, set, go! While runners get ready for the 7th Love Run Philly, organizers are preparing to close several roads in the city starting today. We have a full list for you.

The Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon is this weekend. About 12,000 racers hit the streets bright and early on Sunday.

Sources say a person died and a woman and baby were taken to a hospital. 2 police officers were decontaminated for expos...
03/24/2023
1 dead, woman and baby taken to hospital after hazmat incident

Sources say a person died and a woman and baby were taken to a hospital. 2 police officers were decontaminated for exposure to an unidentified substance.

Fire crews were at a home on Teesdale Street in Northeast Philadelphia Friday responding.

On Wednesday, monitoring equipment at the Xcel Energy plant in Minnesota detected that more radioactive water, hundreds ...
03/24/2023
New radioactive water leak prompts Minnesota utility to shut a nuclear power plant early for repairs

On Wednesday, monitoring equipment at the Xcel Energy plant in Minnesota detected that more radioactive water, hundreds of gallons, had leaked out since crews made temporary repairs, and said "a small amount from the original leak had reached the groundwater."

Xcel Energy says it will start to power down its nuclear plant in Monticello several weeks earlier than planned after more radioactive water leaked out of the facility.

03/24/2023
Cheesesteak bialys at Reading Terminal for National Cheesesteak Day

"Oh, look at that. Looks good." Listen in the background and you can hear Jim Donovan Fans speak for all of us on this National Cheesesteak Day.

Jan Carabeo was live at Reading Terminal Market, where Kismet Bagels and Spataro's are teaming up for cheesesteak bialys, available Friday, March 24 only.

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