7073彩票登录Anna Orso covers breaking news in the Philadelphia region. She also writes about issues related to women, gender identity and sexuality.

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On the South Philly block where a sudden explosion turned deadly, an explanation came far too late

The lack of transparency over the last month about what happened, who was responsible and whether there was a continued safety threat exacerbated anxiety and had traumatic effects, neighbors said.

South Philly explosion caused by crack in gas main, officials say

An investigation into exactly how the crack formed in the 92-year-old pipe remains ongoing.

Former New Yorker executive Lisa Hughes named Philadelphia Inquirer’s first female publisher

Hughes, a former publisher of the New Yorker, said she will continue predecessor Terry Egger’s focus on diversifying staff and revenue streams to sustain The Inquirer’s mission as a public benefit corporation.

Relationships of former Philadelphia Museum of Art exec raised concerns and complaints, report says

A former administrator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art had been considered a “golden boy,” but has now moved on to the Erie Art Museum. It remains unclear why he and the Philadelphia museum separated.

‘I’m going to kill all three of you’: Police release details in Frankford shooter standoff

Claude Fain's criminal record included 16 months in Graterford prison between 2013 and 2014 in connection with his probation in Rhode Island.

Sloth bear born at the Philadelphia Zoo

The cub is the first sloth bear to be born at the Philadelphia Zoo in more than 20 years. Congrats to momma bear Kayla.

Man allegedly threw Molotov cocktail at a Planned Parenthood near University of Delaware

If convicted of the most serious charge, the 18-year-old could spend 20 years behind bars.

Philly's new police commissioner has a complex history with ICE

When asked if police should help deport undocumented immigrants, Outlaw said last year: "I don’t choose to prioritize my time or my resources in that way.”

Philly’s new police commissioner is Danielle Outlaw of Portland

“I am convinced she has the conviction, courage, and compassion needed to bring long-overdue reform to the Department," Mayor Jim Kenney said of his pick.

Enthusiasm, hope, and ‘old guard’ warnings follow naming of Philly’s first black female police head

"I’ve been a black woman all my life, and I’ve chosen the career of law enforcement," new police commissioner Danielle Outlaw said during a news conference Monday.