Hurricane Florence will likely make landfall on Friday morning along the southeastern coast of the United States, causing billions of dollars of damage, but its impact on the Philadelphia region is less certain. Right now, meteorologists are projecting landfall on the Carolina or Virginia coasts. At 11 a.m., Florence was located about 905 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph and higher gusts. It was moving at about 16 mph.MORE NEWS: How a Philly native came to open the smallest bar in ArizonaLater Tuesday, the hurricane is expected to begin strengthening slowly over the next day or so, before weakening on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said. Where the worst of Florence's damaging winds, heavy rain and storm surge flooding will be felt will depend on the size and speed of the hurricane, and its track, forecasters said. U.S. forecasters expect the hurricane to produce total rainfall accumulations of 15 to 20 inches with … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence: What can Philadelphia expect from the storm?
NBC Sports Philadelphia is parting ways with longtime host and contributor Rob Ellis, who posted a message Sunday reflecting on 17 years spent with the rapidly changing station. Ellis, who become a prominent voice in Philadelphia during his years with SportsRadio 94WIP, said he will continue to be heard on the airwaves. The split from NBC Sports Philadelphia comes after the station decided not to renew Ellis' contract. "I never took a day or show for granted," Ellis wrote, thanking viewers, listeners and readers for their support. "We wouldn't be able to do what we do if it weren't for you." Ellis figured at one point to be a central part of the future of NBC Sports Philadelphia, serving as an anchor on the station's short-lived "Breakfast on Broad" morning show. He's since contributed on various shows and podcasts in addition to work as a writer. He hosted Sunday's Phillies post-game show on the sports network.The departure of Ellis marks the latest in a lengthy … [Read more...] about Rob Ellis out at NBC Sports Philadelphia as overhaul continues
Amid the ongoing shakeup at the network, NBC Sports Philadelphia has brought a local product into the fold as a host and reporter covering all four major sports teams. The network announced Thursday that Delran, New Jersey, native Taryn Hatcher will be coming "back home" to "create content for multiple platforms," appearing both on-air and on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.“I grew up watching the Flyers, Eagles, Sixers and Phillies – I fell in love with sports and wanted nothing more than to be a sports reporter. This has been my dream since childhood and I absolutely can't wait to get started," Hatcher, who attended Delran High School, said in a press release. The network said Hatcher, a former intern, will serve mostly as a host and reporter for the website, but will also occasionally fill in on "SportsNet Central." A Rutgers University graduate, Hatcher also interned at the sports department for WCBS-TV in New York and iHeart Radio in Philly. She was a sideline reporter for … [Read more...] about NBC Sports Philadelphia hires South Jersey native Taryn Hatcher to cover all four teams
Braddock Mayor John Fetterman has always been characterized as unconventional candidate: the tattooed Harvard grad and middle class champion who might as well be Pennsylvania's own Incredible Hulk. When that sense of novelty becomes your selling point, you might as well take it to the bank—or maybe the Jos. A. Bank, or something. Less than a month after defeating embattled Lt. Governor Mike Stack in the Democratic primary election, Fetterman is already campaigning alongside incumbent Gov. Tom Wolf, who appears on track to face Republican challenger Scott Wagner in November's gubernatorial election. They're off to a brilliant start. Governor Wolf released a campaign ad on Wednesday afternoon that shrewdly riffs on the long-running FXX series, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." For all his wit and charm, Fetterman was in dire need of a neck tie. A recent poll from Franklin & Marshall College found that Wolf held leads of at least 17 percent over all three potential … [Read more...] about Wolf, Fetterman shoot ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ campaign ad
The U.S. Marshals Service is seeking the public's help in locating its "10 Most Wanted" murder fugitives in the Philadelphia area. The agency's Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force said cash rewards available for anyone with information that leads directly to the arrest of these 10 fugitives, all of whom have active felony warrants for murder. These suspects have lengthy criminal histories and should be considered armed and dangerous, the agency warned. “The Marshal Service takes great pride in partnering with our state and local partners to locate and apprehend dangerous fugitives," said U.S. Marshals Task Force Supervisor Robert Clark in a news release. " Together, we will use every resource possible to bring these 10 murder suspects to justice.” Tips can be called into the U.S. Marshals Tipline in Philadelphia at 1-866-865-TIPS(8477). … [Read more...] about U.S. Marshals issue ’10 Most Wanted Murder Fugitives’ list in Philadelphia