Woman Allegedly Steals $38,000 Worth Of Jewelry From Kmart Store, Then $500 Of Merchandise From Rite Aid In Plumstead Township

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BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) – A woman in Plumstead Township was arrested on a retail theft charge, just a day after she was released from jail for another retail theft, say police.

According to police, 22-year-old Marcie Sautner, of Upper Black Eddy, was arrested on Feb. 6 for stealing $38,000 in jewelry from the Kmart in the Cross Keys section of Plumstead Township. She was charged with felony retail theft and released on bail.

The next day, Sautner was arrested for allegedly stealing $500 worth of merchandise from a Rite Aid on the 5700 block of Easton Road.

Sautner was charged with felony retail theft and related charges. She was placed in the Bucks County Prison.

1 Killed After Car Slams Into Gas Station Sign On Street Road In Bensalem

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BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) – One person is dead after a vehicle crashed into a pole in Bensalem, Wednesday morning. The crash happened on the 1500 block of Street Road, around 5:20 a.m.

Officials say the vehicle slammed into the Liberty Gas Station sign, along Street Road.

Street Road is closed in both directions, between Hulmeville Road and I-95.

No word on what caused the crash.

Pennsylvania Veteran Asking For Public’s Help Locating Special Hat Lost On Flight To Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Vietnam veteran from Pennsylvania needs your help locating a very special hat that he lost on a flight to Philadelphia. John Armao Reber says he lost his Veteran’s Cap while on a Spirit Airlines flight from Orlando to Philly on Feb. 1.

Reber says the hat, pins and attachments are over 45 years old. The hat says “USS Hornet CV 12.”

Reber served aboard the USS Hornet in VS-37 Squadron from 1966 to 1967.

If you find the hat, email Reber at sgt005@yahoo.com.

Police: Man Shot And Killed Outside Of Chinese Restaurant In Kensington

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police are looking for a killer Monday night after a man was murdered outside of a Chinese takeout restaurant.

The shooting happened near Clearfield Street and Weymouth Street in Kensington.

Police say a man in his early 20s was shot once in the chest.

Officers rushed the victim to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made at this point.

New Jersey Bill Proposes Strictest Plastic Ban In the Nation

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TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey is the newest battleground in the war against plastic pollution.

The state is considering whether to adopt the strictest plastic ban in the nation.

A proposed bill would outlaw non-recyclable plastic shopping bags, plastic straws and Styrofoam food containers.

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Last year, more than 30 bills were introduced in nine states to reduce disposable plastics.

Police Searching For 2 Suspects Who Robbed A Popeyes Restaurant In Hunting Park

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police want your help to catch two suspects who robbed a Popeyes restaurant on North Broad Street. The robbery happened on Feb. 13 around 10:40 p.m.

The suspects jumped the counter and took money from a safe and cash registers.

Both suspects took off in a small white sedan.

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No one was injured.

Wells Fargo Center Shows Off Plans For Massive Overhaul Of Main Concourse

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After an overhaul of the upper deck last summer, the Wells Fargo Center’s main concourse will get its renovations in 2019. The upgrades will include 8,000 brand new lower bowl seats, redesigned concession stands and a grab-and-go craft beer boutique.

The Wells Fargo Center announced the next stage of the $250 million renovations Tuesday. The upgrades will be finished by the fall of 2019.

“The Wells Fargo Center is Philadelphia’s home for excitement, where our favorite athletes and artists perform amazing feat,” Wells Fargo Center said in a statement. “Our arena upgrades are designed to match the excitement on the ice, court, and concert stage—lifting the fan experience to a higher level.”

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The redesign will also add 4,000 square feet, more social spaces, a complete overhaul of the concourse and a renovated box office.

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Check out the craft beer boutique.

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A new social space and food-hall style market will be added.

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The Cure Club will also get a makeover, with a full-service bar and expanded seating.

“The upcoming Main Concourse renovations will undoubtedly enhance the overall fan experience,” said Mike Scanlon, Senior Vice President & General Manager for the Wells Fargo Center. “These upgrades were designed with a focus on expanding options for every type of fan and advancing points of service throughout the arena. Our goal is to allow every customer to have their own custom experience, tailored to their tastes, in a dynamic atmosphere.”

More than 15,000 square feet of LED technology will be installed along the concourse and will react in real-time to the action on the ice and court.

The announcement comes a week after the stadium announced plans to build a state-of-the-art scoreboard, coming this fall.

Check out the full plans here.

Philadelphia Weather: PennDOT Crews Treating Roads, Impose Vehicle Restrictions Ahead Of Winter Storm

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — PennDOT crews are treating the roads and have imposed vehicle restrictions on certain roadways ahead of Wednesday’s winter storm.

PennDOT crews spent much of Tuesday salting and brining the roadways to help prevent snow from forming. They expect most of the work to be completed around 10 p.m., except I-76, I-476 and Route 422, as those roadways will be treated throughout the evening. PennDOT will also be activating anti-icing vehicles.

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“They need to slow and give the brine trucks room to do their job. This is why 476, 76 and 422 are some of our major routes, and we send the guys out at nighttime because it’s impossible to do in the daytime with the amount of traffic in this region,” said Jim Brown, maintenance manager for PennDOT Montgomery County.

PennDOT is not concerned about running out of salt because they have 100,000 tons on hand.

Officials are reminding drivers to make sure the snow is cleared off the vehicles before they hit the road and to give plow truck drivers plenty of room on the roadways.


Both PennDOT and PA Turnpike are advising motorists to monitor weather conditions as vehicle restrictions are being implemented ahead of the storm.

At 6 a.m. Wednesday, a full commercial vehicle ban, including buses, will be in place on I-70 in Fulton County — from the Maryland state line to the Turnpike — and I-99 from I-80 to the Turnpike.

Also at 6 a.m. Wednesday, on I-80 from I-79 to the I-99 interchange and on the Turnpike from New Stanton (exit 75) east to Carlisle (exit 226), the following vehicles will be prohibited:

  • empty, straight CDL-weighted trucks;
  • all Large Combination Vehicles (double trailers);
  • tractors hauling empty trailers;
  • any trailers pulled by motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks or SUVs;
  • all motorcycles; and
  • all recreational vehicles and RVs.

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At noon on Wednesday, PennDOT and the PA Turnpike will prohibit only empty, straight CDL-weighted trucks; all Large Combination Vehicles (double trailers); tractors hauling empty trailers; any trailers pulled by motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks or SUVs; all motorcycles; and all recreational vehicles and RVs on the following roadways:

  • PA Turnpike (I-76, I-276) from I-81 to I-95 (Exit 43);
  • I-76 (Turnpike and non-Turnpike, New Stanton to Philadelphia);
  • I-78 full length from I-81 to the New Jersey state line;
  • I-80 from I-99 to the New Jersey state line;
  • I-81 from the Maryland state line to the New York state line;
  • I-83 from the Maryland state line to I-81;
  • I-84 full length from I-81 to the New York state line;
  • I-176;
  • I-180 full length from Route 220/U.S. 15 to I-80;
  • I-276; PA Turnpike
  • I-283;
  • I-295;
  • I-380 full length from I-81 to I-80;
  • I-476 (non-Turnpike, full length);
  • I-476 (PA Turnpike, Northeast Ext.) from Mid County (exit 20) to Clarks Summit (exit 131);
  • I-676;
  • Route 22 from I-78 to the New Jersey state line; and
  • Route 33 from I-78 to I-80.

A 45 mph speed restriction may be in place on all roadways during those timeframes.

Philadelphia Weather: Winter Storm To Drop Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain Across Region

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A winter weather advisory is in effect for Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs, with the exception of Chester and western Montgomery counties, where a winter storm warning is in effect.

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A potent and moisture laden storm system is set to impact the region tomorrow through tomorrow night. Prepare for an array of precipitation types from snow to sleet, freezing rain and rain.

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First to arrive will be the snow, overspreading the area from southwest to northeast during the mid- to late-morning hours. The afternoon will feature steady snow, which could be heavy at times.

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As warm mid-level air moves in during the early evening hours, we’ll see a transition from snow to sleet and freezing rain. Expect a wintry mix, the intensity of which could also be heavy at times, during the evening commute.


The last stage will entail a change-over to rain during mid- to late-evening. Most should be seeing all rain by 9 p.m. Rain will continue through the overnight, finally wrapping up early Thursday morning. Areas of rain may linger for the first half of the morning commute.

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A snowfall accumulation range of 2 to 4 inches is likely across much of the region, and it appears Philadelphia will be on the higher end, closer to 4 inches of snow.

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We’re expecting the highest totals across portions of Chester, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties, as well as New Castle County, Delaware, where 4 to 6 inches of snow is likely.

Crews Working To Free Person Trapped Under Backhoe At King Of Prussia Construction Site

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KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (CBS) — Crews are working to free a person who got trapped under a backhoe at a construction site in King of Prussia.

Authorities say a backhoe was digging a hole on the 100 block of Cinnamon Hill Road when the person got stuck under the equipment.

Authorities did not say how the person got stuck under the backhoe.

It’s not known yet how serious the person’s injuries are.

Stay with CBSPhilly.com for this developing story.