Philly Police have released the audio of the 911 call that summoned officers to the 18th and Spruce Starbucks last Thursday. “Hi, I have two gentlemen in my cafe that are refusing to make a purchase or leave," says the manager (who the company said no longer works at that store). However, as the dispatch chatter continues, you can hear the situation escalate slightly, and by the time patrol cars are sent over, officers are referring to a "group of males" they think may be causing a disturbance. So far, Philly officials have all defended the officers and said they acted appropriately. Per PMN, an internal police investigation is still ongoing.
The First Stop in Kensington isn't like many other recovery houses. The proprietor doesn't believe in medication-assisted treatment, so the house doesn't dispense Suboxone or methadone to help users kick. Instead, people are forced to go cold turkey. For some, it works. But for others, the tough love approach can be too much. That appears to be what happened to onetime house residents Jennie and Leanne. When reporting for this story began, they were living clean at First Stop. Now, they're nowhere to be found.
Yesterday morning, a Southwest Airlines flight en route from NYC to Dallas had to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia. The left engine of the Boeing 737 failed, causing a window to burst, and a woman to almost get sucked out of it. Other passengers rushed over and struggled to pull her back in, eventually successfully, but she eventually died, marking the first U.S. commercial aviation fatality since 2009. The damaged plane was navigated to safety at PHL Airport by an impressively calm pilot. The NTSB has launched an investigation into the incident. Here's everything we know about what happened.
The original venues for the study of evolution were pristine places like the Galapagos Islands. These days, the relatively new science of urban evolution is happening in the gritty streets of big cities like Philadelphia. For example, Philly’s rock pigeon has been developing darker feathers as a way to get rid of heavy metals it absorbs from the urban grid. Modern streetscapes have greatly sped up the evolutionary process, scholars believe, because surviving in the city is such a high-pressure endeavor.
Philly gets another new brewery this week, when this bootstrapped project from Kevin and Melissa Walter finally launches on a small side street just behind the Spring Arts building. Expect fresh pours of brew all evening long, with snacks available from food trucks nearby.
Where: Love City Brewing at 1023 Hamilton St., 19123
When: April 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to April 20, 2018 at 12:00 a.m.
How much: Pay as you go