4 arrested, but calm mostly prevails at ‘We the People’ rally on Independence Mall

A rally Saturday on Independence Mall that had been hyped online as having the potential to attract white supremacists or other violence-prone hate groups was instead a duel of political demonstrations that passed largely without incident but included four arrests.

2018 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend road closures

The Philadelphia Half Marathon and Rothman 8K are Saturday, the Philadelphia Marathon is Sunday.

2018 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend road closures

The Philadelphia Half Marathon and Rothman 8K are Saturday, the Philadelphia Marathon is Sunday.

Pharmacists are on the front lines of the opioid crisis. So why don’t more fight? | Mike Newall

As the old adage goes, if you've let something go long enough that Philadelphia City Council starts to notice, something has gone terribly wrong. And that's how it is with Narcan.

Pharmacists are on the front lines of the opioid crisis. So why don’t more fight? | Mike Newall

As the old adage goes, if you've let something go long enough that Philadelphia City Council starts to notice, something has gone terribly wrong. And that's how it is with Narcan.

Can the arts create better people? This Philadelphia Orchestra musician thinks so.

"The goal is not to create more musicians," said Joseph Conyers, assistant principal bassist for the Philadelphia Orchestra. "We want to use music to create better people."

Can the arts create better people? This Philadelphia Orchestra musician thinks so.

"The goal is not to create more musicians," said Joseph Conyers, assistant principal bassist for the Philadelphia Orchestra. "We want to use music to create better people."
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Unidentified man shot to death in Kensington

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Police seek help in 3 fatal hit-runs in Philadelphia

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