Winter finally arrived —unfortunately just when these people plunged into the ocean

Then again, those who signed up for the Polar Bear Plunge in Sea Isle City had to know comfort was not going to be part of the experience on a February weekend on the East Coast.

Five injured in two shootings in another violent overnight in Philadelphia

The victim in most serious condition is a 26-year-old woman who was shot multiple times in the abdomen, police said.

Five injured in two shootings in another violent overnight in Philadelphia

The victim in most serious condition is a 26-year-old woman who was shot multiple times in the abdomen, police said.

Multiple cats? Fish? A bird? Housing officials clarify rules for emotional support animals.

Can a fish be an emotional support animal? Can’t tenants share one animal? The federal government issued new guidelines to clear up some of the confusion landlords and tenants face.

Multiple cats? Fish? A bird? Housing officials clarify rules for emotional support animals.

Can a fish be an emotional support animal? Can’t tenants share one animal? The federal government issued new guidelines to clear up some of the confusion landlords and tenants face.

The new Miss West Chester University picked homelessness as her platform. She knows it firsthand.

Allison "Allie" Short is one of about 70 West Chester students on the 17,700-student campus who are homeless or former foster care youth. Nearly 50 of them, including Short, seek support through West Chester’s Promise Program.

The new Miss West Chester University picked homelessness as her platform. She knows it firsthand.

Allison "Allie" Short is one of about 70 West Chester students on the 17,700-student campus who are homeless or former foster care youth. Nearly 50 of them, including Short, seek support through West Chester’s Promise Program.
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Philly’s new Catholic archbishop may turn out like no other the city has seen before

The man set to become Philly’s new Catholic archbishop Tuesday loves Star Trek, once faced down ICE to stop a deportation, and has a host of old friends in the city wondering what to call him now. “I hope,” he told one, “they’re going to call me Nelson."

Feds in N.J. charged 10 with “quick cash” scam using Snapchat, Instagram

One of the defendants, Kayla Massa, 22, allegedly used her substantial online following to lure victims.

Asbestos delays students’ return to Feltonville school

On Friday, officials determined that damaged insulation in the school’s boiler room represents an imminent hazard and must be closed off and abated, effectively cutting off the school’s heat.

Police shoot teen who allegedly had a gun in North Philly

The shooting occurred at 28th and Newkirk Streets just after 9 p.m.

Man critical after after pouring gasoline on backyard fire pit in Fox Chase

The explosion occurred just after 7:10 p.m. in the 500 block of Solly Avenue.

Philly’s Catholic archdiocese paid a six-figure clergy sex-abuse settlement. Then the accuser’s lawyer admitted he identified the wrong priest.

The accuser's lawyer admitted he had blamed the wrong priest — who shares the same name as the alleged abuser — after The Inquirer raised questions about the discrepancies between his account and that of archdiocesan officials.

Philly's Free Library officially ends late fees for overdue books

Philadelphia’s library system has officially closed the books on charging fines for overdue materials.

Guatemalan girl wins key court appeal — but she and her dad still can’t leave Berks detention center together

The government has offered to immediately release Maddie to her mother. But not freeing her father, the family’s lawyers argued, made the overture merely a different form of family separation.

With finances growing tighter, state universities told to cut back on adjuncts, combine underenrolled programs

The directive follows a meeting with the 14 university presidents this week where they examined the financial plans for the schools and collectively decided action was needed.

Longtime South Philly residents are hopeful after refinery sale: ‘I could dance all over the street.’

“This is a blessing,” resident Sylvia Bennett, 76, said after the refinery property was sold to a Chicago firm that plans to remake the site.

Lawyer for ex-Temple frat prez tells jury the word ‘no’ has ‘shades of gray.’ Prosecutor says ‘no shade of gray’ when women don’t want sex.

Attorneys gave closing arguments Friday in the sexual assault trial of Ari Goldstein, former president of Temple's Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.

Philly police: Cop’s body camera caught his punch on apparently overdosing man who died

Inspector Sekou Kinebrew said Friday the footage was a key part of the ongoing investigation into the incident. The 28-year-old man who was punched died a few minutes later en route to a hospital.

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Pennsylvania is spending $4 million to ensure hard-to-reach groups are counted in the 2020 census

With $4 million in state funds, Pennsylvania is buying ads and preparing to award grants to nonprofit organizations, grassroots groups, and colleges to ensure every resident is counted in the 2020 census.

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Americans in Japan to trade one quarantine for another

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