Allison is a news reporter, covering anything and everything.

Latest Stories

An olfactory mystery: Where is that smell in Delco coming from?

In Delaware County, the case of the mysterious petroleum-like smell has created a “whodunit” for government officials.

After daylong trial, judge to tell an Avalon woman if she must cut the vines on her beach-block house

Friday's trial came after more than a year of battling between an Avalon woman and the town officials who cited her over the vines on her house.

‘I killed a lady. ... I took everything she had,’ teen told friends after killing his foster mother, sources say

New details emerged Thursday as Xavier Johnson was charged with two murders: The fatal stabbing of his foster mother, 64-year-old Renee Gilyard, and the earlier stabbing and beating death of Jimmy Mao, 20, who previously lived with Johnson in another foster home.

‘They shot my baby’: Teen among dead as 7 killed, 12 shot in violent weekend in Philadelphia

The violence spanned neighborhoods across the city and was particularly acute Sunday, when 10 people were killed or injured in less than 10 hours, according to Philadelphia Police.

Puerto Rico earthquake stirs worries for Philly relatives: ‘I feel helpless’

Philadelphia Councilmember Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, who was born in Puerto Rico, is joining with others starting to plan relief efforts. “So many infrastructure problems still remain from past disasters,” she said

From caramels in a car to South Jersey mainstay: A beloved candy shop is turning 100

Aunt Charlotte's Candies, a New Jersey family company now under its third generation of ownership, will celebrate 100 years in business this year.

Danielle Outlaw’s long journey to Philadelphia police commissioner

The nearly 20 years she spent in Oakland’s police department, and several with the Portland Police Bureau, show Outlaw, 43, to be a study in contrasts.

Repairing watches is a ‘dying’ art, but this Wayne watchmaker is turning away customers

Once a profession of more than 50,000 people, independent watchmakers are increasingly rare. That means the ones who are sticking it out have more customers than they can handle.

A homeless Camden mom worked all year to buy a house. Then volunteers surprised her by filling it with furnishings.

Lykia Turner spent months without a home for herself and her daughter. Now she owns her house, and with help from a group of Camden County employees, it's move-in ready.

Former Bob Brady aide is headed to federal prison for paying a challenger to drop out of the race

Jones pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI in a case stemming from a $90,000 payment to a political challenger.