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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Pennsylvania SPCA is investigating a horrific act of animal cruelty along the Delaware River waterfront. Someone shot and killed two cats at the Pier 80 Colony in South Philadelphia. READ MORE: Family, Friends Hold Candlelight Vigil For Slain Temple University Student Samuel CollingtonCaretakers feed those cats and provide veterinary services. READ MORE: Jolly Trolley And Main Street Light Spectacular Bring Joy To Manayunk Following Ida Flooding, PandemicThey found the dead cats on Nov. 8. MORE NEWS: Girl Attacked By Man On Way To School In Atlantic County, Police SayAnyone with information is being asked to call the PSPCA.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Officials with the Philadelphia Fire Department and Philadelphia Gas Works are investigating a possible gas explosion inside a home in the 800 block of Jackson Street in South Philly. @PhillyFireDept and @MyPGW on scene of a what’s being investigated as a possible gas explosion inside a home on Jackson Street in South Philly. Waiting to hear from the Fire Marshall. @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/rHbNw6nUsl — Alicia Roberts (@ARobertsCBS) December 1, 2021 According to officials, PGW was called to the scene by the fire department after firefighters responded to a call around 6:30 p.m. on the 800 block of Jackson Street. READ MORE: Teen Victim Speaks Out For First Time Following Racially Motivated Attack Aboard SEPTA TrainPGW says there was no fire, but investigators are looking into a possible gas explosion. Officials say six properties — five on Jackson Street and one on 8th Street — were evacuated and the gas to those properties has been turned off. Neighbors describe smelling gas after a loud explosion as crew remain on scene. @CBSPhilly https://t.co/VpdLT2YVOE pic.twitter.com/Zn6NDyVnM5 — Alicia Roberts (@ARobertsCBS)...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police have identified the 55-year-old woman who was shot and killed in South Philadelphia earlier this week, becoming the city’s 500th homicide of 2021. The shooting happened Wednesday in the 2200 block of South 7th Street. Police said 55-year-old Eloise Harmon, of Jackson Street, was shot five times in the chest. Surveillance video caught Harmon running for her life and screaming for help. READ MORE: Retailers, Employees At Cherry Hill Mall Expect A 'More Traditional' Black FridayAnother angle captures a man, who police said is the woman’s estranged husband, casually walking away after shooting her. She later died at the hospital. READ MORE: Blue Cross RiverRink Kicks Off 28th Annual Winterfest FridayAuthorities said there have been no arrests. MORE NEWS: Holiday Shopping At Christmas Village In LOVE Park Looking Different Due To InflationFor a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 15-year-old girl is in the hospital after she was shot in a small SUV that was sprayed with bullets Thanksgiving night in South Philadelphia. Police say at least 40 shots were fired at the vehicle, which had all females inside. The shooting happened on the 1100 block of Kater Street in South Philadelphia. That’s near the Magic Gardens, a popular tourist destination. READ MORE: Retailers, Employees At Cherry Hill Mall Prepare For 'More Traditional' Black FridayThe teen was rushed to the hospital and is expected to be OK. Police also say a child under 10 years old was in the car at the time of the shooting. The car full of people was targeted on Thanksgiving. Police say a 15-year-old girl inside was shot in the shoulder just after 5 p.m. on the 1100 block of Kator Street. “We know when this 15 year old was shot she was sitting in the front passenger seat of a small SUV that was pulling out of a parking lot,” Philadelphia Police Chief Insp. Scott Small said. Investigators say...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 55-year-old woman was shot multiple times in her chest and killed in South Philadelphia on Wednesday, police say. The shooting marks the 500th homicide in Philadelphia in 2021, which ties 1990 for the deadliest year in the city’s history. The shooting occurred on 7th and Jackson Streets around 4:30 p.m. READ MORE: Thanksgiving Weather: What To Expect In Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware On Turkey Day, Black FridayThe woman was rushed to Jefferson Hospital and pronounced dead at 5:15 p.m., according to officials. Surveillance video captured a chilling cry for help. A 55-year-old woman ran for her life before she was gunned down in South Philly. Another angle captures a man, who police say is the woman’s estranged husband, casually walking away after shooting her multiple times in the chest. READ MORE: 15-Year-Old Injured In North Philadelphia Drive-By Wednesday Night, Police Say“This is a domestic incident. A male was chasing a woman on 600 block of Jackson Street, firing five times,” a police official said. This shooting marks a grim milestone of 500 homicides in Philadelphia...
    PHILADELPHA (CBS) — A South Philadelphia bakery is keeping a Thanksgiving tradition alive this year by helping families prepare for that big meal. CBS3 was at Cacia’s Bakery Thursday morning as people lined up to have their turkey’s roasted, prepared, and wrapped by owner Sam Cacia. Cacia told CBS3 they expect to take care of a lot of turkeys, hopefully back to pre-pandemic numbers. READ MORE: Thanksgiving Weather: What To Expect In Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware On Turkey Day, Black Friday“I think we’ll be back to normal,” he told CBS3’s Wakisha Bailey. “Before COVID, we did 125, so I’m thinking it will be somewhere in that neighborhood. We should be back to normal.” The turkeys are slow-roasted, placed into people’s metal pans, covered and secured so families can have a bird on the table come dinnertime. READ MORE: Suspects Steal Cash Registers From Fox Chase Wawa, Philadelphia Police SayThe bakery will be open until 7 a.m. Click the player above to learn more about Cacia’s Bakery and the Thanksgiving tradition. CBS3’s Wakisha Bailey contributed to this report. MORE NEWS: Road...
    A 20-year-old Philadelphia man has been charged in connection with a shooting in a shopping center parking lot, authorities said. Lamar Johnson, of the 1000 block of Granite Street, was charged with first-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault and several weapons offenses, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon. Johnson was arrested on Nov. 15 in Sharon Hill, Pa., by the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Unit. He later waived extradition and was brought to the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly, where he remains. He is scheduled for a detention hearing Wednesday in Superior Court. Willingboro Township police were called to the Willingboro Town Center in the 4000 block of Route 130 north at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 11. They found Nasir Phillips, 19, of Willingboro, sitting in a vehicle with gunshot wounds to his hand and abdomen, Coffina and Lomon said. Phillips was taken to Virtua Willingboro Hospital and then flown to the trauma center at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. An investigation revealed that Johnson traveled to the Willingboro Town...
    A 20-year-old Philadelphia man has been charged in connection with a shooting in a shopping center parking lot, authorities said. Lamar Johnson, of the 1000 block of Granite Street, was charged with first-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault and several weapons offenses, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon. Johnson was arrested on Nov. 15 in Sharon Hill, Pa., by the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Unit. He later waived extradition and was brought to the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly, where he remains. He is scheduled for a detention hearing Wednesday in Superior Court. Willingboro Township police were called to the Willingboro Town Center in the 4000 block of Route 130 north at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 11. They found Nasir Phillips, 19, of Willingboro, sitting in a vehicle with gunshot wounds to his hand and abdomen, Coffina and Lomon said. Phillips was taken to Virtua Willingboro Hospital and then flown to the trauma center at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. An investigation revealed that Johnson traveled to the Willingboro Town...
    A 20-year-old Philadelphia man has been charged in connection with a shooting in a shopping center parking lot, authorities said. Lamar Johnson, of the 1000 block of Granite Street, was charged with first-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault and several weapons offenses, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon. Johnson was arrested on Nov. 15 in Sharon Hill, Pa., by the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Unit. He later waived extradition and was brought to the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly, where he remains. He is scheduled for a detention hearing Wednesday in Superior Court. Willingboro Township police were called to the Willingboro Town Center in the 4000 block of Route 130 north at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 11. They found Nasir Phillips, 19, of Willingboro, sitting in a vehicle with gunshot wounds to his hand and abdomen, Coffina and Lomon said. Phillips was taken to Virtua Willingboro Hospital and then flown to the trauma center at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. An investigation revealed that Johnson traveled to the Willingboro Town...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A father killed in cold blood is being hailed a hero for saving his daughters’ lives. Forty-two-year-old Raymond Lighty was sitting in his minivan with two of his daughters when a gunman opened fire. His loved ones say Lighty died protecting his children. READ MORE: Councilmember Mark Squilla Proposes Dynamic Priced Parking As Solution To Philadelphia's Parking Problems“They cherished their dad. They loved their dad. I mean, they is really hurt and heartbroken about that,” the children’s mother said. It’s a crime with no compassion. A father of five was gunned down outside his children’s home, with his 16 and 13-year-old daughters in the car’s passenger and backseats. “My three daughters ran in the house like ‘Mom, mom, they shot my dad, they shot my dad,'” the mother said. A gunman fired the 14 shots on South 4th Street just before 6 p.m. Monday. A woman who asked not to be identified described the victim, 42-year-old Raymond Lighty, as a good dad who told his daughters to duck when they heard the shots. “He saved their life...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A home invasion in South Philadelphia early Wednesday morning ended with gunfire and a couple in the hospital. The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. at a home on South 23rd Street. Philadelphia police said the incident started at one victim’s car; the suspects came up to a 52-year-old man and took his wallet and watch before forcing their way inside the home. READ MORE: New Jersey's Governor Race Still Too Close To Call As Of Early Wednesday MorningThat’s where the suspects got into a struggle with the victim, his 47-year-old girlfriend, and her sister. “They’re actually trying to hold the door and stop these individuals that are trying to break into the property,” Chief Inspector Scott Small told CBS3, adding, “We believe they weren’t satisfied at that point, and then when the victim ran inside of his property, they wanted to continue.” READ MORE: 25-Year-Old Killed While Gambling Inside Kensington Convenience Store, Police SaySmall added the suspects asked the victims where the valuables were inside the home. According to the department, the couple’s two children...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man was shot multiple times at point-blank range inside a car with two of his daughters also inside. It happened Monday just after 6 p.m. on South 4th Street in South Philadelphia. While that man did not survive, miraculously, his girls were not hit despite being just inches away from the barrage of bullets. READ MORE: 'We're Coming After You': Philadelphia Elections Officials Still Receiving Death Threats Following 2020 Presidential ElectionPhiladelphia police are searching for the shooter who fired a semi-automatic weapon into a gray minivan parked outside a home Monday night just before 6 p.m. on the 900 block of South 4th Street. “We found 14 bullet holes in the front windshield,” Philadelphia Police Staff Inspector Scott Small said. Inside that vehicle was a father sitting in the driver’s seat and two of his three daughters. “His 16-year-old daughter was in the front passenger seat,” Small said. “His 13-year-old daughter was in one of the rear seats.” The 42-year-old man was hit multiple times in the torso and chest and twice in the head. Police...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A South Philadelphia crash sent four people, including two children, to the hospital Sunday night. The crash happened on Penrose Avenue near South 26th Street. Fire officials told CBS3 two cars were involved, leading to an entrapment. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 12-year-old South Philadelphia kid is using a horrifying experience as the inspiration for his Halloween costume. Charlie Buhl was attacked by a crocodile in Cancún, Mexico. “I knew it was a crocodile,” Charlie said. “It felt like a metal clamp, just squeezing super tight on your leg.” READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment?Charlie was attacked by a crocodile over the summer while on a family vacation at Club Med Cancún. He was playing hide-and-seek on the lagoon with other kids at the resort’s kids club. “One of my friends, he came up and said he found a really good hiding spot,” Charlie recalled. But lurking nearby was that crocodile. His mother, Jennifer Buhl, was having dinner at a restaurant also on the resort. “I didn’t know if he was alive or dead. I didn’t know which son it was,” she said. Charlie underwent multiple surgeries while still in Mexico and he has the scars to prove it. READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Delaware River Could Pass Major Flooding ThresholdProving a...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two Philadelphia Water Department workers have been arrested and charged in connection with a crash and shooting in South Philly on Tuesday. Police say Rafael Thomas and William Stewart III were involved in the incident at 24th Street and Passyunk Avenue. That’s where police say their company truck and another car collided, then the drivers got into a fight. One of the workers opened fire and then drove away. Thankfully, no one was struck.
    A 23-year-old man from Philadelphia has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of his stepfather in South Jersey, authorities said.  Woolwich Township police responded to a 9-1-1 call about a shooting on Cottonwood Road in Woolwich at 4:15 p.m. Saturday. Police found Dennis McKenzie, 43, dead at his residence, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. Gloucester police and prosecutor’s detectives investigated and arrested Christian Smith, 23, at the scene of the shooting, they said. Smith was charged with murder and several weapons offenses, they said. An autopsy reportedly concluded that McKenzie died of gunshot wounds to the head and back, and his death was ruled a homicide.  Smith was being held at Salem County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing. No other details about the alleged homicide, including a possible motive in the shooting, have been released.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A bicyclist is in the hospital after Philadelphia police say a driver crashed into him and then left the scene. The incident happened near South 8th and West Ritner Streets around 11 p.m. Sunday night. Officials confirmed to CBS3 the driver took off after the crash. There’s no word on if police have a suspect. Authorities said the victim is expected to be okay.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a man is expected to survive after being shot seven times in South Philadelphia. The shooting happened on Pierce Street just before 1 a.m. Saturday. Police say the 48-year-old man was shot five times in the leg and twice in the arm. READ MORE: Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation At Nazareth Area High School Football GameHe was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. READ MORE: A Chat With: Ya Fav Trashman On Mission To Clean Up Streets Of PhiladelphiaPolice are still searching for a suspect and motive behind the shooting. MORE NEWS: 13-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed Blocks Away From E.W. Rhodes Middle School In North Philadelphia, Officials SayFor a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia radio legend Patty Jackson is being recognized for her amazing career. A ceremony was held Friday afternoon in South Philly where a street was named in her honor. Jackson grew up on the 2300 block of Ellsworth Street. From today forward, it will now be known as Patty Jackson Way. READ MORE: 13-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed On Way To E.W. Rhodes Middle School In North Philadelphia, Officials SayShe’s a household name with a voice that’s graced the airwaves in Philadelphia for nearly 40 years. Jackson will be stepping onto Patty Jackson Way after the ceremonial renaming of her neighborhood street at 23rd and Ellsworth. “You know, there’s something about being in a close-knit neighborhood that will carry you through the rest of your life, and what I want people to see that can overcome any challenge that comes in your life,” Jackson said. The South Philly native had to overcome a major health hurdle, making her even more grateful for this prestigious honor. “I really don’t wanna cry tomorrow because I really think I’m gonna be...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philly radio legend Patty Jackson is getting a big honor on Friday. A street will be named in her honor. Jackson grew up on the 2300 hundred block of Ellsworth Street in South Philly. As of Friday,  it will be called, “Patty Jackson Way.” READ MORE: Runners, Volunteers Eager For 2021 Broad Street Run Despite Pandemic AdjustmentsThe new sign will be officially unveiled during a star-studded ceremony Friday evening. READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Killed, Father Injured In Targeted Shooting Outside Burlington County WalmartJackson is not only a legend because of her broadcast career on WDAS, but she is also a champion of the city and a prolific volunteer for charities including the American Heart Association. Hear from Patty herself and see more of our coverage on Eyewitness News starting at 4 p.m. MORE NEWS: 13-Year-Old E.W. Rhodes Middle School Student Killed In North Philadelphia Shooting, Officials Say 
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — FDR Park in South Philadelphia is getting a makeover. The new design plans announced this week will include a new welcome center with a courtyard and some event space. A playground is also in the works. READ MORE: 35-Year-Old Shot Multiple Times In Kensington, Philadelphia Police SayThe changes are part of the first phase of a master plan. The upgrades will cost about $14.5 million that comes from the city. READ MORE: Investigation Underway After Car Crashes Into Philadelphia Police Van“This investment in the master plan is our down payment on making sure future generations of Philadelphia families can enjoy this park the same way I did and how countless families have for 100 years,” Mayor Jim Kenney said at the announcement. “This is truly a once-in-a-generation opportunity.” MORE NEWS: Officials Release Bodycam Video From Fatal Police-Involved Mantua Township ShootingThe welcome center and playground are expected to be finished by 2023.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — FDR Park in South Philadelphia is getting a big update. On Wednesday, officials showed off some of the changes that are in store. The changes include a new welcome center with a courtyard, event space, and a playground. READ MORE: Police: 16-Year-Old Boy Shot Twice In Chest In Northeast Philadelphia (Credit: CBS3) (Credit: CBS3) (Credit: CBS3) READ MORE: Adam Sandler, Crew Finish Filming 'Hustle' In PhiladelphiaThe changes are part of the first phase of a new master plan. It will cost about $14.5 million. $11 million will be paid for by the city. MORE NEWS: Businesses In Ambler Donate Thousands Of Dollars To Help Victims Affected By Ida's AftermathThe welcome center and playground are expected to be completed by 2023.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A man was injured after the second floor of a home in South Philadelphia collapsed on Monday morning. The collapse happened on the 400 block of McKean Street, just before 10 a.m. Police say construction crews were working on the first floor of the house when the second floor collapsed. READ MORE: Nursing Assistant Shot, Killed Inside Jefferson Hospital, 2 Officers Injured In Shootout, Suspect In Custody, Police SayA 30-year-old man suffered minor injuries but did not request medical treatment. READ MORE: Brooklyn Bowl Holding 2-Day Job Fair In FishtownThe area was evacuated due to possible damage to the adjoining wall.   MORE NEWS: Eugene Bozzi, Viral Philadelphia Man Who Caught Alligator, Rips Ben Simmons During Interview 
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A double shooting in a South Philadelphia Wawa parking lot Friday night has left one man dead and another injured, police say. The shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. on the 1600 block of S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. A 35-year-old was shot one time in the chest and died, according to officials. He was transported to Jefferson Hospital by police and pronounced dead at 12:22 a.m. READ MORE: Delaware Man, Wayne Dorylis, Charged With Murder, Weapons Charges, For Logan Shooting, Philadelphia Police SayThe other victim, a 24-year-old, was shot in the foot and is in stable condition, police say. READ MORE: Women's March Takes Place In Philadelphia To Defend Reproductive RightsNo arrests have been made, and no weapon has been recovered. MORE NEWS: 'It Makes My Heartbreak': Gun Violence Continues To Take Toll On Philadelphia Families As City's Homicide Numbers RiseFor a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Flower Show is staying outside! Next year’s event will be back at FDR Park in South Philly. READ MORE: Company Says Planned Natural Gas Pipeline From Pennsylvania To New Jersey Wont Go Forward The pandemic moved the show outdoors for the first time ever this year. READ MORE: Red Cross Dealing With Emergency Shortages In Blood Inventory Due To People Working, COVID Surges It’s the country’s largest and longest-running horticultural event. The 2022 Flower Show runs from June 11 to the 19. MORE NEWS: Im Angry, Im Frustrated: City Leaders React As Philadelphia Surpasses 400 Homicides In 2021 The theme will be “In Full Bloom.”
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A double shooting in South Philadelphia leaves a 28-year-old man dead and injures another who was shot seven times, according to police. The shooting happened in the 2300 block of Jackson Street around 9:28 p.m. The Philadelphia Police Department said the first victim, a 37-year-old man, was shot seven times in the upper body. He is in critical condition. READ MORE: Hunting Park Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, Philadelphia Police Say The other victim was shot four times and pronounced dead at the hospital. READ MORE: Teen Girl Dead, 2 Others Injured In Trenton Shooting The investigation is ongoing. MORE NEWS: Woman Shot Six Times While Driving In Nicetown, Philadelphia Police Say For a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A double shooting in South Philadelphia has left a man dead and a woman injured. Police say it happened shortly after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the courtyard of the PHA Homes on Marston Terrace. READ MORE: WATCH: Surveillance Video Catches Fern Rock Drive-By Shooting That Killed 1, Injured 5 Officers found a man lying in the parking lot, with several gunshot wounds. Officials say at least 10 shots were fired. The man was rushed to the hospital and died from his injuries. “While at the hospital, they discovered a handgun in his waist, in his waistband,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said. “So it appears he never got a chance to pull the gun.” READ MORE: Most Egregious Story Ive Ever Heard: Local Man Has Prostate Removed After Mistaken Cancer Diagnosis Meanwhile, about a block away, a 52-year-old woman was found shot in the leg. Police believe she was hit by a stray bullet. She’s expected to be OK. So far, police do not have anyone in custody. MORE NEWS: One Of Last Marines To...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two of four suspects wanted in connection to a deadly beating outside of Pat’s Steaks in South Philadelphia last week have been taken into custody. This comes after police issued warrants for the arrest of two other suspects, 34-year-old Osvaldo “Willie” Pedraza and 32-year-old Victor Pedraza-Gonzalez, AKA Victor Hugo. Police believe the pair are brothers. Philadelphia police say 32-year-old Omar Arce and 33-year-old Jose Alberto Flores-Huerta have been charged with murder, attempted murder and other related charges. READ MORE: 2 People Killed In Fast-Moving Rowhome Fire In Wilmington There’s a total of four suspects. Two of those suspects, police say, have been identified and now police have issued arrest warrants for them. “There have been a lot of tips called in,” Assistant DA Chesley Lightsey said. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is now crediting the public’s help in leading to the identification of two suspects involved in the deadly, brutal beating of 28-year-old Isidro Cortes outside of Pat’s Steaks in South Philly last week. “The public has been exceptionally responsive in giving information and so the investigation is...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Chopper 3 was live on the scene over a rowhome fire in South Philadelphia on Monday. The fire started around 5 p.m. on the 1600 block of South 5th Street. Heavy flames are pouring out of the home. READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will Americans Get Another Relief Payment? READ MORE: Adam Sandlers Netflix Project Hustle Filming In Center City Brings Hollywood, Street Closures To Philadelphia Now, firefighters are trying to stop the fire from spreading to nearby homes. MORE NEWS: Disaster Recovery Centers Open In Montgomery, Chester Counties To Assist Applying For Federal Aid In Wake Of Ida Stay with Eyewitness News for more details about this developing story.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police say one of four suspects wanted in connection to a deadly beating outside of Pat’s Steaks in South Philadelphia last week has turned himself in. This comes after police issued warrants for the arrest of 34-year-old Osvaldo “Willie” Pedraza and 32-year-old Victor Pedraza-Gonzalez, AKA Victor Hugo. Police believe the pair are brothers. Police have not identified the suspect who turned himself in. Charges are still pending. READ MORE: Center City Street Closures, Parking Restrictions In Effect For Filming Of Adam Sandler Hustle Movie A total of four men are wanted for the murder of 28-year-old Isidro Cortes. BREAKING | WANTED FOR MURDER- Phila. Police have warrants out for Osvaldo "Willie" Pedraza, 34, and Victor Pedraza aka Victor Hugo, 32, in the beating death of Isidro Cortes outside Pat’s Steaks. Police believe the pair are brothers. @CBSPhilly https://t.co/RS1Pq6R0CI — Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) September 19, 2021   On Friday, police released surveillance video of four suspects allegedly involved in the attack which happened early Thursday morning at 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue. Surveillance video captured the...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — CBS3 has learned the names of two suspects wanted in connection to the deadly beating outside of Pat’s Steaks in South Philadelphia last week. Investigators say 34-year-old Osvaldo “Willie” Pedraza and 32-year-old Victor Pedraza-Gonzalez, AKA Victor Hugo, are wanted for murder in the death of 28-year-old Isidro Cortes. Warrants have been issued for their arrest. READ MORE: Police: 3 Suspects Wearing Police Vests Wanted For Stealing Car In Roxborough Home Invasion Police believe the pair are brothers. BREAKING | WANTED FOR MURDER- Phila. Police have warrants out for Osvaldo "Willie" Pedraza, 34, and Victor Pedraza aka Victor Hugo, 32, in the beating death of Isidro Cortes outside Pat’s Steaks. Police believe the pair are brothers. @CBSPhilly https://t.co/RS1Pq6R0CI — Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) September 19, 2021 On Friday, police released surveillance video of four suspects allegedly involved in the attack which happened early Thursday morning at 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue. Surveillance video captured the chaos as tempers flared and fists flew outside of Pat’s Steaks early Thursday morning. That’s when officers say two groups got into a...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — CBS3 has learned the names of the two suspects wanted in connection to the deadly beating outside of Pat’s Steaks in South Philadelphia last week. A source tells CBS3’s Joe Holden that 34-year-old Osvaldo “Willie” Pedraza and 32-year-old Victor Pedraza-Gonzalez, AKA Victor Hugo, are wanted for murder in the death of 28-year-old Isidro Cortes. Warrants have been issued for their arrest. READ MORE: Eagles DE Bandon Graham Suffers Achilles Injury, Sources Tell Derrick Gunn Police believe the pair are brothers. BREAKING | WANTED FOR MURDER- Phila. Police have warrants out for Osvaldo "Willie" Pedraza, 34, and Victor Pedraza aka Victor Hugo, 32, in the beating death of Isidro Cortes outside Pat’s Steaks. Police believe the pair are brothers. @CBSPhilly https://t.co/RS1Pq6R0CI — Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) September 19, 2021 On Friday, police released surveillance video of four suspects allegedly involved in the attack which happened early Thursday morning at 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue. Surveillance video captured the chaos as tempers flared and fists flew outside of Pat’s Steaks early Thursday morning. That’s when officers say two groups...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police have released surveillance video of four suspects allegedly involved in a deadly beating outside Pat’s Steaks in South Philadelphia. The attack happened early Thursday morning at 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue. Video of this incident is graphic and hard to watch. Police are hoping by releasing it, this will bring those suspects to light. READ MORE: Bipartisan Election Bill Introduced In Pennsylvania Surveillance video captured the chaos as tempers flared and fists flew outside of Pat’s Steaks early Thursday morning. That’s when officers say two groups got into a physical altercation that turned deadly. In the video, you see one of the suspects holding a metal trash can lid before hurling it. Investigators say 28-year-old Isidro Cortes died as a result of those blows, while his 64-year-old father and a 28-year-old friend were seriously injured. “He was taken from us too soon, he was so young,” Tania Tepale, the victim’s cousin, said. READ MORE: Man Hospitalized After Shooting Inside Concord Mall, Delaware State Police Say Eyewitness News spoke with Cortes’ cousin on the phone....
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — We’re hearing from family members of the man who police say was beaten to death outside of Pat’s Steaks in South Philadelphia. The victim’s cousin says the family is having a hard time understanding how at one moment he was at a soccer game and then later that night, he’s gone. “He was taken from us so soon. He was so young, he was just 28,” Tania Tepale, the victim’s cousin, said. READ MORE: Freddy Pando Charged With Murdering Ex-Girlfriend During Argument Over Previous Domestic Violence Case, DA Says Family members are trying to cope with the sudden loss of Isidro Cortes. He was killed at Pat’s Steaks in South Philly early Thursday morning. “He was a very respectful, educated guy. Always very kind to everyone he met. He has a whole family that loved him,” Tepale said. Investigators say he was beaten and hit in the head with a metal trash can lid. Tepale spoke with Eyewitness News on the phone and she says she can’t believe what tragically unfolded. “It’s really hard. It’s really hard...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Crime tape surrounded the popular Pat’s Steaks in South Philadelphia after an all-out brawl turned deadly overnight. Police say the fight involved roughly seven people and one of them used a trash can lid to hit the victim. The violence unfolded around 2 a.m. Thursday at South 9th Street and East Passyunk Avenue. Police say two groups of people got into an argument and then got physical. READ MORE: Southeast Delco School District Closes Schools, Offices After Possible Threat At Academy Park High School “It feels like a surprise with just how violent that was,” Elliot Lewandowski, who lives nearby, said. Investigators say one group used a trash can lid to beat a 28-year-old man over the head. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Police later identified the victim as Isidro Cortez from Queens, New York. Crime Scene Unit makes progress processing evidence. Investigators just bagged the trash can lid possibly used in the deadly attack at Pat’s Steaks. Police say the 28-year-old victim was hit in the had with a trash can lid then beaten...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — New school year, same story as COVID-19 continues to disrupt in-person learning in Philadelphia. After 18 months of waiting to get back into the classroom, another Philadelphia school has closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak. The Southwark School in South Philadelphia will be closed through Sept. 26. Students will learn virtually until then. READ MORE: Mother Shares Photo Of 6-Year-Old Injured In Hit-And-Run In Kensington The school district gets direct orders from the city’s health department on when that action is necessary and how it’s determined. Just three weeks into the school year and five Philadelphia schools have been forced to close due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Richmond Elementary in Port Richmond is one of the latest schools to pause in-person learning and revert to an all virtual setting. Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite says the district gets a directive from the Philadelphia Health Department on when to shutter a school due to COVID cases. Most recently, Emlen Elementary cited eight in-school cases that forced its closure. “Once they start to look at that information...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Crime tape surrounds the popular Pat’s Steaks in South Philadelphia after an all-out brawl turned deadly overnight. Police say the fight involved roughly 15 people and one of them used a trash can lid to hit the victim. The violence unfolded around 2 a.m. Thursday at South 9th Street and East Passyunk Avenue. Police say two groups of people got into an argument and then got physical. READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Girl Fleeing Gunshots Launched About 50 Feet By Hit-And-Run Vehicle, Police Say Investigators say one group used a trash can lid to beat a 28-year-old man over the head. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Meantime, two other men were taken to the hospital for treatment. A 64-year-old man believed to be related to the man who was killed was taken to the hospital in stable condition. A 30-year-old man was also taken to the hospital. Police are collecting evidence, reviewing surveillance video, and speaking to eyewitnesses. At this point, they believe the argument at Pat’s Steaks may have actually stemmed from a soccer match...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rite Aid is moving its headquarters to Philadelphia in what it calls a site “designed specifically for in-person collaboration and company gatherings, rather than office spaces.” The new “enterprise headquarters” will be located in the former Navy Yard in South Philadelphia, offering a space for teams across Rite Aid’s various businesses — including Rite Aid retail, Elixir, Health Dialog and Bartell Drugs — to “meet, collaborate, engage clients and partners, and cultivate the kind of strong professional relationships that serve as the bedrock for successful remote teams.” READ MORE: Barricade Situation Declared After Philadelphia Narcotics Officers Find Man With Gun While Serving Warrant At Somerton Motel  In addition, planned “regional collaboration centers” across the country will allow teams to come together for in-person meetings, training and development and more, the company said. The company said an internal survey indicates that most Rite Aid corporate associates, who have been working remotely since early in the COVID-19 pandemic, prefer working from home but also want opportunities to meet, collaborate and learn together in person. READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Pennsylvania...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man was shot in the parking lot of an IKEA store in South Philadelphia, according to police. The shooting happened on the 2200 block of South Columbus Boulevard at around 9 p.m. on Sunday. The man was rushed to Jefferson Hospital, according to police. There is no word on the victim’s condition. For a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man is dead after being shot 20 times in South Philadelphia. Police say the homicide happened shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of South Sheridan Street. Police say the 25-year-old victim was shot 15 times in his chest and torso, four times in his left arm and once in his right shoulder. He was rushed to the hospital, where he later died from his wounds. Authorities say there have been no arrests. For a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here.
    A fugitive wanted in connection with a fatal shooting last week in South Jersey has been arrested by U.S. Marshals in Pennsylvania, authorities said. Maurice Peaker Jr., 26, of Philadelphia was apprehended in Yeadon, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, according to according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. The U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force based in Camden was assisted in making Peaker's arrest by the U.S. Marshals Eastern PA Violent Crimes Task Force, Philadelphia Division. Thomas Smith, 67, of Camden was found near Kaighn Avenue and Rose Street in Camden suffering from a gunshot wound on Aug. 15, Mayer and Rodriguez said. Smith was pronounced dead at an area hospital later that day, they said. Peaker was being held at the George Hill Correctional Facility in Delaware County, Pennsylvania pending an extradition hearing.
    A fugitive wanted in connection with a fatal shooting last week in South Jersey has been arrested by U.S. Marshals in Pennsylvania, authorities said. Maurice Peaker Jr., 26, of Philadelphia was apprehended in Yeadon, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, according to according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. The U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force based in Camden was assisted in making Peaker's arrest by the U.S. Marshals Eastern PA Violent Crimes Task Force, Philadelphia Division. Thomas Smith, 67, of Camden was found near Kaighn Avenue and Rose Street in Camden suffering from a gunshot wound on Aug. 15, Mayer and Rodriguez said. Smith was pronounced dead at an area hospital later that day, they said. Peaker was being held at the George Hill Correctional Facility in Delaware County, Pennsylvania pending an extradition hearing.
    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A wild chase ended with a suspect and a police officer shot in Washington Township, New Jersey. Investigators say the suspect stole a SWAT vehicle and opened fire on those officers. Both the officer and the suspect are expected to recover. The suspect has been identified as Arthur Henry Disanto, Jr. READ MORE: Philadelphia School District To Vote On Vaccine Mandate For Teachers, School Staff On Tuesday At around 7 p.m. Monday, police from Delaware County were chasing the suspect on a motorcycle. The man began shooting at police officers, but the suspect ended up crashing his motorcycle at 84th Street and Lindberg Boulevard in Southwest Philadelphia. This is where police say the suspect stole a SWAT vehicle and about an hour later, after crossing state lines, he ditched the vehicle. Officers found it in Deptford, New Jersey, near the intersection of Sunrise and Pennsylvania Avenues. READ MORE: Police Officer Grazed By Bullet While Responding To Carjacking In North Philadelphia The suspect then again exchanged gunfire with police officers near the Washington Way...
    ABERDEEN, Md. (WJZ) — A 21-year-old man is killed after being hit while crossing a street in Aberdeen. This happened shortly after 11 p.m. Friday on South Philadelphia Boulevard. READ MORE: Former Ravens Players In NFL Alumni Chapter Host COVID Vaccine Clinic Saturday Thomas Harris was hit by a Honda driving westbound. He died at the scene. READ MORE: One Man Killed, Five Injured In Separate Baltimore Shootings Saturday The Harford County Sheriff’s Office said there was no crosswalk or traffic signal in the area. Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor. So far, no charges have been filed against the driver.   MORE NEWS: Rev. Jesse Jackson And His Wife Have Been Hospitalized After Testing Positive For Covid-19  
    A statue of Christopher Columbus can remain in South Philadelphia , a local judge ruled Tuesday, overruling city officials' decision to remove it. The decision was not supported by law and was baseless due to insufficient evidence, said common pleas court Judge Paula Patrick. "It is baffling to this court as to how the City of Philadelphia wants to remove the Statue without any legal basis," she wrote in her decision. "The city's entire argument and case is devoid of any legal foundation." COLORADO SCHOOL DISTRICT BANS TEACHING OF CRITICAL RACE THEORY The city's Board of License and Inspection Review had initially upheld a July 2020 decision by the Philadelphia Historical Commission to remove the statue. However, the city did not provide an adequate opportunity for the public to weigh in on the statue's future, Patrick said. The Columbus effigy became a topic of debate following the civil unrest that followed the murder of George Floyd . JUST IN: A judge has ruled that a controversial Christopher Columbus statue can stay in...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia judge ruled the contentious Christopher Columbus statue can stay at Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia. Common Pleas Court Judge Paula Patrick made the ruling Tuesday. Credit: CBS3 She said the city’s decision to remove the statue last year was not supported by law and was based on insufficient evidence. READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Widespread Downpours Likely Across Region With Marginal Risk Of Severe Weather The City of Philadelphia says it’s disappointed in the decision and will explore all potential options, including an appeal. The statue remains boxed up out of public view. READ MORE: 15-Year-Old Girl Shot In Head By Stray Gunfire At Jerome Brown Playground In Tioga, Philadelphia Police Say Last summer, the statue became a hotspot in the wake of George Floyd’s murder as protests against systemic racism and injustice swept the country. Credit: CBS3 Protesters and supporters of Columbus clashed, sometimes violently, at Marconi Plaza. MORE NEWS: Eagles Tyree Jackson Suffers Fractured Bone In Back During Tuesdays Practice Some of those trying to protect the statue were seen holding bats and guns...