Fostering Hope Delco's closet in Norwood gives free essentials to families in need
NORWOOD, Pa. (CBS) -- Being a parent is not an easy job and parents of foster children face unique challenges. One Delaware County nonprofit is helping lighten the load by providing free essentials to families in need.The foster closet is full of T-shirts, pajamas and shoes. There are also winter coats, hats and gloves.A place where foster parents can shop free of charge."It is something that we know will go a long way within a family and in a child's life," Tristan Gansky said.Gansky is the founder of Fostering Hope Delco, the nonprofit that runs, what she calls, 'the closet'...
Students react to Penn president's comments on campus antisemitism
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill spoke to a House of Representatives committee Tuesday about antisemitism on campus, including several incidents that have happened at Penn since Hamas attacked Israel in October.Magill said in her testimony before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce that she is fighting hate on campus with immediate and comprehensive action.She said this year the school has received hateful messages against the Jewish community, and what she described as "vile antisemitic messages" were projected on several university buildings. Pro-Palestinian protesters have also marched through campus.The hearing comes as tensions...
Jury deliberations in John Dougherty federal embezzlement trial begin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Jurors in the federal embezzlement trial of Philadelphia labor titan John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty and Brian Burrows began deliberating just after noon Tuesday. Dougherty told CBS News Philadelphia that he thinks he'll be OK."It's just like anything else," Dougherty said. "It's a wait now."Dougherty thinks his life's work in building the electrician's union International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 will resonate with the 12 men and women now huddled in a secret room deliberating his fate."Listen, all you gotta do is take a look at the numbers," Dougherty said. "I mean the years we're...
Family Sues School Bus Company for Negligence Following Teen's Death
• A South Jersey family is suing a school bus company after their 16-year-old son died on the bus on his way to school. • The family is seeking answers about what happened on the bus that day.
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PETA Offers Reward for Information on Abandoned Puppies Found in New Jersey Woods
• Three puppies were found abandoned in a wooded area in Pittsville, NJ. • One of the puppies was found dead, while the others were emaciated, dehydrated, and cold. • PETA is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the person responsible for abandoning the puppies.
US Military Identifies Crew Members of Fatal Air Force Osprey Crash Near Japan
• 1. The US military has identified all eight crew members who were on board the Air Force Osprey that crashed near Japan. • 2. The search and rescue operations have transitioned to search and recovery operations, indicating that finding survivors is unlikely.
Kylie Kelce uses Taylor Swift song in touching video of her daughter
Kylie Kelce used Taylor Swift's touching ballad "Never Grow Up" as the soundtrack to a video she posted about her 4-year-old daughter, Wyatt. Kelce, who's married to Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce — the brother of Swift's NFL star beau, Travis Kelce — posted the video Dec. 5 on TikTok.
Trial Deliberations Begin for Ex-Philadelphia Labor Leader Accused of Embezzlement
• Deliberations have begun in the embezzlement trial of former Philadelphia labor leader John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty. • Dougherty and others are accused of embezzling over $650,000 from Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers between 2010 and 2016.
University Presidents Testify on Antisemitism Response Before Congress
• University presidents defended their responses to antisemitism on their campuses before Congress. • The president of Harvard acknowledged a rise in antisemitism at the university amid tensions related to the Israel-Hamas war.
49ers' Kyle Shanahan has no 'hard feelings' toward Eagles head of security 'Big Dom' DiSandro
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan says he has no "hard feelings" for Eagles head of security "Big Dom" DiSandro, who was ejected during Sunday's game.
Camden County Road Flooded Due to Broken Water Main
• A broken water main in Camden County, New Jersey, caused flooding on Kings Highway. • The break occurred around 6 a.m. and water was seen spewing from the ground. • New Jersey American Water urged people to avoid the area while they investigated.
Philadelphia Man Charged with Murder and Assault of Macy's Security Guards
• Tyrone Tunnell has been charged with the murder of a security guard, Eric Harrison, and the injury of another guard at Macy's in Center City, Philadelphia. • Tunnell was attempting to steal hats from the store and was confronted by the security guards before leaving and returning later.
Willingboro's Tragedy: A Microcosm of America's Gun Violence Epidemic
The early morning quiet of Willingboro Township was broken on October 8, 2020, with the tragic news of 28-year-old Barry Barino's death. The fatal shooting occurred outside his Maplewick Lane home, and the subsequent conviction of Kwacey Q. Owens, an acquaintance of Barino, brought a measure of justice to the grieving community. Owens's 30-year sentence without parole, delivered by Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw, punctuated the end of a case that shook the local community to its core.
Local Students Shine in Rowan Youth Jazz Orchestra Performance
Graham and Matthew Strauss ’27, two students, recently performed with the Rowan Youth Jazz Orchestra at Rowan University. They have been attending rehearsals in Glassboro since September, learning jazz performance from the Rowan faculty and working with other students from across the state.
Navigating the AI Revolution: Balancing Technological Advancements with Ethical Considerations
As artificial intelligence (AI) ushers in a new era of technological advancement, its influence permeates every aspect of modern life. The emergence of AI-driven personal assistants, capable of adapting to our individual preferences and needs, marks a significant shift in our daily routines. These smart devices streamline our schedules and influence a broad spectrum of choices, from shopping to entertainment, reflecting the profound impact of AI on personal convenience.
University Presidents Testify on Antisemitism on Campus Amid Israel-Hamas Conflict
• The presidents of several universities, including Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and MIT, testified before the Republican-led House Education Committee about their efforts to counter antisemitism on campus. This comes amid criticism that they're not doing enough to address the issue, which has seen an increase in instances due to the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict.
Can the Dallas Cowboys Fly to the Top of the NFC East on Sunday?
The Dallas Cowboys are now 9-3 on the season and are going into their biggest game of the year against the Philadelphia Eagles. This week on the PFN Dallas Cowboys Podcast, Dalton Miller discusses the Cowboys’ performance this past Thursday night and turns the page to the team’s Week 14 matchup against the Eagles.
Enhancing Intersection Safety: Sharon Hill Assault Arrest and the Role of Visible Policing
A recent assault at the bustling intersection of Chester Pike & Clifton Ave in Sharon Hill, PA, underscores the critical need for community safety measures. On December 1st, 2023, the Sharon Hill Police Department (SHPD) promptly addressed the incident and made an arrest. A 48-year-old suspect was taken into custody after a male victim was found with non-serious injuries and transported to a local hospital. While the community awaits more details about the assault and the charges against the suspect, this event highlights the ongoing concerns about security in high-traffic areas.