License to sell tobacco in city?

Philadelphia tobacco retailers could soon be required to spend $50 a year on a license to sell nicotine and tobacco products.

City Council's Committee on Public Health and Human Services voted to move the tobacco bill, which would require tobacco retailers to apply for a license, to the full Council.

If the bill becomes law, retailers will not be able legally to sell products containing tobacco without a license.

Motorcycle passenger killed

A 31-year-old woman was killed last night in a crash in Nicetown involving a car and a motorcycle on which she was a passenger, police said.

The accident occurred at 6:47 p.m. on Cayuga Street near Broad, police said. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The motorcycle operator was listed in critical condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center.

Sextuplets born in Abington

It's a boy!

And another two boys!

And three girls as well!

A statement from Abington Memorial Hospital said that sextuplets were born there yesterday.

The hospital said that the three boys and three girls are premature, as expected. They are being cared for in the neonatal intensive-care unit.

Phila. woman killed in crash

A 63-year-old Philadelphia woman was among four passengers killed in a bus crash early Tuesday in Virginia, authorities said.

Sie Giok Giang was riding on the Sky Express Bus headed to Chinatown in New York when it overturned on I-95 between Richmond and Fredericksburg at 4:55 a.m., said the Virginia State Police. Twenty passengers remained hospitalized yesterday.

-Staff and wire reports