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40-Foot Dinosaur Arrives At Academy Of Natural Sciences For New Exhibit 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Think you saw a giant dinosaur during your morning commute on Wednesday? Your eyes didn’t play a trick on you, a 40-foot-long dinosaur was on the move this morning, traveling from New Jersey all the way to Philadelphia. The Spinosaurus made the trip by truck from Somerdale, New Jersey, across the Ben […]

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Philadelphia Energy Solutions To Permanently Shut Down Refinery, Report Says

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – As officials continue to search for the cause of Friday’s massive explosion at a South Philadelphia refinery, new reports say Philadelphia Energy Solutions will seek to permanently shut down the refinery. The news of PES’s potential refinery closure comes on the heels of an investigation launched Monday. The city’s fire marshal’s office […]

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‘Worst Health Crisis This Generation Has Ever Seen’: Officials Detail Efforts To Battle Opioid Crisis In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia city leaders released a progress report Wednesday morning detailing costly efforts to stabilize what is the city’s ground zero of the opioid epidemic: the Kensington and Fairhill sections of the city. “Between the death rate, the quality of life issues that have come with it and all that the epicenter is […]

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WATCH: Woman Shares Experience Driving Through New Jersey For First Time In Hilarious Video

NEW JERSEY (CBS) – We all know driving through New Jersey can have its challenges. Living here we’ve come to accept it but for outsiders, the experience can be a little jarring. Well, TV reporter Kristen Hampton, from WBTV in North Carolina, recently made her first trip to the Garden State, and she shared her […]

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Police Searching For Suspect Who Torched, Destroyed Popular Playground In South Jersey

PINE HILL, N.J. (CBS) — A South Jersey community is outraged after a popular playground was torched and destroyed. Police are offering a reward to find whoever set the playground at the Pine Hill recreation center on fire. All that remains of the playground is a swing. As investigators work to figure out how this […]

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Community Comes Together In Hopes Of Saving Beloved Southeast Asian Shopping Center From Wrecking Ball

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A grass-roots effort is underway to save a shopping center beloved by many people of Southeast Asian descent. It’s located at 16th and Washington in South Philadelphia and it could be replaced by luxury homes and condos. The shopping center is known in Vietnamese, as Peace Plaza, and is anchored by the […]

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Gunman Opens Fire In Philadelphia’s Bella Vista Neighborhood, Sending Two People To Hospital, Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are searching for the person responsible for a double shooting in the city’s Bella Vista section. Officials say shots erupted just before 7 p.m. Tuesday at a park on 10th and Fitzwater Streets. According to police, the victims were two men, both in their 20s. A 20-year-old man was shot once […]

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Center City Traffic Costs Passengers $152 Million In Time, Money Every Year, Survey Finds

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Here’s something to think about the next time you’re stuck in traffic. A new study shows congestion in Center City is costing the city millions of dollars. The report says cars and buses spend almost 10 million hours stuck in traffic in Center City every year. That costs passengers $152 million in […]

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Houston Rockets To Pursue Sign-And-Trade For Jimmy Butler, Reports Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — According to reports, the Houston Rockets are planning to pursue a sign-and-trade for free agent guard Jimmy Butler. The Sixers are also expected to “aggressively” try to re-sign Butler to a 5-year, $190 million max contract. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets could send players like big man Clint Capela and guard […]

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Suspect Wanted After Stealing Money Bag From Starbucks Counter In Center City, Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a theft at a Center City Starbucks. The theft happened on June 19 around 6:30 a.m. inside the Starbucks on the 100 block of N. Broad Street. credit: Philadelphia Police Investigators say the man took a green Starbucks money back that was filled […]