PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A woman has been hospitalized after being struck by a SEPTA bus in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. It happened at the intersection of Frankford Avenue and Pratt Street around 4:45 p.m.
The woman was transported to Einstein Medical Center and listed in stable condition.
There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the incident.
Stay with CBSPhilly.com for this developing story.
RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — Three high school students have been charged after a video circulating on social media appears to show them assaulting a 14-year-old boy behind a Kmart in Holmes, Pennsylvania. Ridley Township Police say the three are facing charges of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment.
The video appears to show the ninth-grade student at Ridley High School being attacked by three teens behind the Kmart. Several other people can be seen recording the fight on their phones, while others attempt to break up the assault.
Police say they were made aware of the video Tuesday, but the incident occurred on Sunday, March 16.
READING, Pa. (CBS) — Berks County prosecutors say they have busted up a drug trafficking ring in Reading. Authorities announced Tuesday details of “Operation Ice Dog.”
Authorities charged 23 people, including the alleged leader of the Latin Kings gang.
Investigators say the ring distributed 1 pound of meth a week.
“In this case, we found direct connections to the Latin Kings and I’m very pleased that we were able to identify those connections and arrest individuals who were members of the Latin Kings, including the leader of this organization, Jordan Jorge,” said Berks County District Attorney John Adams.
Authorities say meth was seized from two houses in Reading.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Bryce Harper has a new team, but he still has the same distinction among his peers. The vast majority of Major League Baseball players believe Harper is the most overrated player in The Show, per a new anonymous poll.
According to The Athletic, which polled “about a third of the league overall, including players from all 30 teams,” Harper is overwhelmingly the most overrated player at 62 percent. That’s up from 48.6 percent in the website’s 2018 players poll.
“It’s marketing. It’s star power,” one player told The Athletic. “But what has he done besides have one year?”
The past two years are not the first time Harper’s held the distinction as the most overrated player in baseball. In 2014, anonymous MLB players also listed Harper, then 21, as the game’s most overrated player in ESPN The Magazine.
This comes with the territory as one of baseball’s most marketable players, one who graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as a 16-year-old, one who won the NL MVP at 22.
One of the interesting nuggets from the players poll is the player who said, “It’s marketing. It’s star power.”
In a game that needs more star power, it’s ironic players view Harper as the most overrated, especially if marketing and star power is behind it.
Phillies fans will have the opportunity to cheer MLB’s most overrated player Thursday on opening day at Citizens Bank Park. Knowing Philadelphia, the fans will let the Phils’ new right fielder know exactly just how overrated he is.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A driver accused of killing three people, including two Mummers, in a head-on crash in January is now facing third-degree murder charges. Keith Campbell is accused of stabbing himself multiple times prior to causing the car crash at 7th Street and Packer Avenue in South Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Temple will hold its first of two walk-in vaccination clinics on Wednesday after a recent mumps outbreak on campus has affected nearly 100 people. Due to the growing number of mumps cases, Temple University will be holding two walk-in vaccination clinics this week.
Students, faculty and staff will be able to receive the Mumps-Measles-Rubella (MMR) vaccine free of charge. The clinics will be held in Temple’s Mitten Hall’s Great Court on Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
No appointments are necessary, but you will need to have your OWLcard present.
Mumps is a highly infectious disease passed through saliva and respiratory secretions. While the incubation period is 12 to 25 days, symptoms often appear 16 to 18 days after exposure. The symptoms for the mumps are similar to the flu and often include tender swollen glands below the ear and along the jawline on one or both sides of the face and neck, headache, fever and cold-like symptoms. People with mumps are considered infectious from two days before swelling begins through five days after the start of swelling. You can learn more about mumps on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
If you have questions or are experiencing symptoms, you are encouraged to contact Temple University Student Health Services at StudentHealth@temple.edu or Employee Health Services at EmployeeHealth@temple.edu.
BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) – Authorities say dozens of spiny dogfish sharks washed up on beaches across southern New Jersey last weekend. And while it’s still not clear what caused the deaths, officials believe it most likely was a natural occurrence.
The state Division of Fish and Wildlife says conservation officers saw roughly 60 decayed dogfish during their patrols. The sharks were found from Brigantine to Longport.
Officials say the dogfish may have gotten caught on a salt marsh in the bay during an extreme high tide followed by an outgoing tide, dying either there or in a tidal pool. It’s also possible another high tide carried the dogfish to sea, with strong winds pushing them onto the beach.
Dogfish are members of the shark family that are commercially fished within state waters.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are investigating after a man was found dead in Center City overnight. Police arrived on scene just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at the corner of Filbert and Juniper Streets, near City Hall.
That’s where they found a 26-year-old man dead on the sidewalk. Initial reports indicated the man might have been hit by a car or attacked.
Police say surveillance video from the Criminal Justice Center revealed the man was trying to climb the Masonic Temple and fell to his death.
It remains unclear why the man was attempting to climb the building.
DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – A portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is closed after a crash involving a tractor-trailer left a soapy mess on the highway, Tuesday morning. The crash happened on the eastbound lanes of the Turnpike, between Downingtown and Valley Forge.
Officials say the tractor-trailer and a car collided, just after 3 a.m. The tractor-trailer split in half and spilled jugs of dish soap across the road.
Here's a look at the soapy mess on the PA Turnpike. A trailer split in half and spilled dish soap across the road. Thanks @PATurnpikeAlert for the pic. We are hearing that the EB direction will be closed for at least 3 more hours…WB is open. Take RT-202 or RT-30. @CBSPhillypic.twitter.com/7dIjtg9RZC
The bill’s sponsor, Gloucester County Democrat John Burzichelli, countered that ultimately, the decision would be made by only the patient.
“It would be up to the person whether they want to fill the prescription. Then it would be up to the person if they want to ingest the prescription. Only that person can make that decision,” Burzichelli said.
Gov. Murphy in a statement said allowing terminally ill people the dignity to make end-of-life decisions is the right thing to do.
New Jersey would become the eighth state to allow doctor-assisted suicide.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania officials have ordered the emergency removal of all children from Glen Mills School amid abuse allegations. The facility has a month to remove and place students into other facilities.
Eyewitness News spoke with a well-known former glen Mills student, who is hoping the program can be salvaged.
“They gave you discipline in a way where you know that if you screwed up, you screwed up, and I’m not talking about beating,” middleweight boxing champion Bernard Hopkins said.
Hopkins knows the inside of Glen Mills School all too well. At 13 years old, a judge ordered him to the Delaware County placement facility.
Though Hopkins says he was never abused, he says he has heard stories.
“There are stories of aggressive counselors. Grown men who took it a little far,” he said.
Those stories of aggression captured the Department of Human Services’ attention. An emergency removal order now has the facility scrambling to find new placements for 64 juveniles.
“We will not tolerate any situation in which young people are placed in direct danger or harm. There should be no abuse,” Philadelphia city councilwoman Helen Gym said.
Just this past summer, Hopkins spoke at Glen Mills. Now that it’s ordered to close, he’s concerned where those boys will end up.
There are more questions that answers, and above all, uncertainty. But Hopkins is hopeful there’s a way to salvage the program.
“You cut that out, if that’s cancer, you cut it out,” he said. “If that’s something that’s going to affect a whole body of work over decades of years of achievement.”
In a statement, the Department of Human Services said, “this removal is one step of an ongoing process, and DHS is committed to seeing this investigation through to ensure that any individual responsible for endangering the welfare of children and coercing silence can be held responsible. As this investigation continues, it is important that we understand the full scope of incidents and mistreatment that occurred at the school.”
The school said in a statement that they “are assessing the situation and will continue to work with all state and local officials.”
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The National Weather Service will simulate a tsunami drill Tuesday to judge the East Coast’s preparedness for a natural disaster. New Jersey will be among the states whose preparedness will be tested.
The annual LANTAX 19 test will simulate a hypothetical magnitude 8.5 earthquake located 125 off the coast of Puerto Rico, which would generate a catastrophic tsunami in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Initially, a watch would be issued in New Jersey and other coastal states, followed by an advisory. At the end of the exercise, officials will evaluate each state’s response and safety precautions.
Officials note that although 85 percent of the world’s tsunamis generate in the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic has had its share of powerful disasters, so it is important for coastal states to have the proper precautions in place.
CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) – Camden is looking toward the future, but a new city ordinance proposed by one city council member could remove certain symbols of the past. Day in and day out, as time passes and life moves on, memorials of lost loved ones remain.
Glimpses of a sorrowful event, a person gone too soon.
“We had a great good relationship. I loved him to pieces,” Nereida Lamberty said.
“You have to be mindful to those homeowners, to those taxpayers, who say they want to sell their home or they have children who are asking, ‘Hey what happened here?’” Fuentes said.
Some memorials are regularly maintained. Others are not.
“I’m concerned about the image of the city,” Fuentes said.
One near Victor Rossa’s house has broken glass and trash littering the street.
“If someone on the outside comes into the city and they’re watching all of these memorials, they’re going to the thing, ‘Wow this is a killing field here,’” Rossa said.
Rossa supports a compromise, where a vacant lot could be used to erect a permanent memorial. One location where all families could grieve and all the dedications scattered throughout Camden could finally be removed.
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have released footage from a deadly road rage incident in West Philadelphia.
Shaquile Mac, 25, was murdered on Friday night at 52nd and Warren streets while his children were just feet away from him.
“The kids were witnesses. Don’t know how old they are, if they were able to comprehend and understand what happened. But if they were, it’s still a horrible set of circumstances,” said Capt. Sekou Kinebrew.
Police are calling this road rage.
There was almost an accident between two cars that caused them to drive parallel to one another.
When the cars stopped, the drivers got into an argument.
That’s when someone pulled out a gun and shot Mack, who was unarmed, killing him.
Four people in the car saw the shooting, including two of his kids, their mother and her young nephew.
In the video of the car linked to the crime, a black Chrysler 300 is seen speeding south on Girard Avenue away from 54th Street.
The suspect is considered to be armed and dangerous. If you have any information please call 911.
“If you were out there and you saw something, maybe saw someone speeding away fast and you got some or all of the license plate,” Kinebrew added.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 28 points and 11 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic held the Philadelphia 76ers without a field goal for a stretch of nearly 12 minutes Monday night in a 119-98 victory. Evan Fournier scored 24 points for the Magic, who outscored the 76ers 30-5 over a second-half stretch in which Philadelphia missed 15 straight shots.
The Magic completed their first 5-0 homestand in franchise history and moved a half-game behind Miami in chasing the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They visit the Heat on Tuesday.
Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Playing without point guard Ben Simmons, the 76ers led 60-57 after shooting 61.5 percent in the first half. Shake Milton’s jump shot cut the Magic’s lead to 78-77 with 4:32 left in the third quarter, but Philadelphia did not score in the remainder of the period, falling behind by 14 points.
When Zhaire Smith hit a 3-pointer with 4:50 remaining in the game, it ended a stretch of 11 minutes, 42 seconds without a field goal for the 76ers, who then trailed 108-85.
Embiid overcame four early turnovers to put up 14 points and eight rebounds in the first half. His 3-pointer opened a 10-0 run that quickly erased Orlando’s seven-point lead midway through the second quarter.
Fournier’s 14 points in the third quarter helped Orlando move ahead, and Vucevic’s 3-pointer put the Magic ahead to stay midway through the period.
76ers: Simmons sat out the game with a stomach virus, missing his first game since Oct. 23. … T.J. McConnell got his second start of the season at point guard. … F Mike Scott left the game with lower back tightness in the second half.
Magic: G Michael Carter-Williams, who was Rookie of the Year for the 76ers in 2013-14, signed a second 10-day contract. … The Magic used the same starting five for a 27th straight game. … The NBA and Walt Disney World Resort announced Aug. 12 as the opening date for NBA Experience, an interactive theme event at nearby Disney Springs.
76ers: Host Brooklyn on Thursday night.
Magic: Play at Miami on Tuesday night.
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PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. (CBS) — A Montgomery County group of men is looking to help other men through the therapeutic power of cuddling. According to their Meetup page, the Men’s Therapeutic Cuddle Group’s goal “is to provide a safe, structured, and platonic environment for men to experience ‘the three As’: Acceptance, Affirmation and Affection.”
The group is accepting of men from all backgrounds, but notes “men with back or knee injuries, or those suffering from obesity may find it difficult to fully participate.”