PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – CBS3 wishes a happy birthday to one of Philadelphia’s favorite mascots! Chopper 3 was live via Gritty, the Flyers mascot, who is celebrating its third birthday on Friday with a motorcycle tour through the city.
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– Gritty (@GrittyNHL) September 24, 2021
It’s a tour of the Wells Fargo Center via some of Philly’s most iconic locations, including the Art Museum, City Hall, and Logan Square.
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You may remember the first reception for Gritty wasn’t that warm, but it quickly grew into Philly fans.
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Happy birthday, Gritty!
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – The search is on for the shooter who killed a man and injured another in a Philadelphia store Tuesday night.
It happened at about 10 p.m. in a general store on the 1200 block of East Chelten Avenue.
According to Chief Inspector Scott Small, the gunman was following a 23-year-old man as he entered the store and fired a barrage of bullets.
The 23-year-old was shot in the head, back and chest. He was admitted to a nearby hospital, where he later died.
“The gunman walked right behind them from a few yards and started firing numerous shots in the back of his head and back. And the victim then immediately collapsed and fell on the front steps of the variety store … clearly appears to be a homicide,” said Small after watching a video of the shooting.
The second victim, a 27-year-old man, was in the store’s pick-up area when police believe he was hit by stray gunshots.
He was shot in the ankle once and escaped from the store after the shooting. He is currently in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Small says at least eight shots were fired by the shooter, who is still at large at the time.
The Sagittarius is described as a man who all wears dark Nike clothing: a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark sweatpants, and dark slippers. The suspect was last seen walking west on the 1200 block of Chelten Avenue.
The victim has not been identified.
Anyone with information on the shooter is asked to call the police at 215-686-TIPS.
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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – Restaurant owners love the warmer spring weather and the customers it brings, especially when it comes to outdoor dining.
Now music is played on the streets along with the sounds of happy and hungry guests. Restaurants with an alfresco dining permit will soon be able to apply for a permit to the city to provide al fresco entertainment.
“We lost over 200 full-service restaurants, 50 of which are permanently closed. We wanted to give businesses the opportunity to attract customers,” said Councilor Katherine Gilmore Richardson.
The bill, introduced by Gilmore Richardson, was passed unanimously by the city council and sent to Mayor Jim Kenney’s desk for signature.
“We really needed an opportunity to support our local restaurants and our local arts and culture,” said Gilmore Richardson.
This bill could be signed as early as next week to give restaurants the opportunity to expand the menu for their guests and get people to spend.
There are restrictions on the rules for noise regulations on the pavement.
Philadelphia restaurant owners will soon be able to apply for outdoor entertainment permission through the Philadelphia Streets Department.
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A group of people could be seen driving away from the scene after an overnight ATM explosion struck Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood, damaging the machine outside the piazza complex and leaving cash on the floor.
A group of thieves appeared to target the Wells Fargo money machine on North 2nd Street near Germantown Avenue at around 4:15 a.m. on Wednesday, neighbors told NBC10.
Philadelphia police haven’t released the exact details yet, but neighbors said they heard a loud bang and a second explosion a short time later when they called the police.
A neighbor heard someone shout, “We have three grand, let’s go.” Then he saw a vehicle flee from the scene.
A neighbor took this picture of the suspicious car …
Tell me you heard a boom around 4:15 a.m., minutes later another explosion.
The neighbor says they heard someone scream, “We have 3 grand, let’s go.”
Then the car started @NBCPhiladelphia pic.twitter.com/sqXRm1XPyc
– Miguel Martinez-Valle (@MiguelMValle) March 24, 2021
ATF and Philadelphia police officers could be seen investigating the explosion. Investigators talked about money swirling around on arrival.
thieves targeted ATMs last summer and spring as Dozens of explosions have been reported across the city. One of ATM explosions were fatal.
On Thursday, the union announced that it had acquired $ 50,000 in allocation funds from LAFC. In return the union have exchanged the homegrown player rights for goalkeeper and graduate of the YSC Academy, Tomas Romero. Philadelphia continued to do business, making big bucks for general allotment.
The 20-year-old goalkeeper recently played for Georgetown University when he recorded 10 wins, two draws and seven shutouts in his freshman year. In 2019, he led the Hoyas to their first NCAA Soccer College Cup title by registering the final parade in a PK shootout and winning the College Cup as the second graduate of the YSC Academy. This was certainly an impressive feat that must have caught the attention of LAFC.
Before Romero moved to Georgetown, he played for the union Academy and Bethlehem Steel FC /union II. At the age of 16, he was the youngest goalkeeper to start a USL championship game when he started in the goal in Bethlehem in April 2017. In the same season Romero made history again as the youngest player to win a league competition. He then played a total of 17 USL games and recorded two shutouts. Romero was for that too union The Academy’s U15 / 16, U17 / 18 and U18 / 19 teams play a total of 36 games, including 35 starts.
Internationally, Romero has been nominated to El Salvador’s U17 and U23 teams, including the 2017 Concacaf U17 Championship. Romero certainly has the talent and skills to be a solid player in MLS, and with that move has he got the chance to fight for the starting job for one of the best teams in the league.
The Union also swapped all of their picks from this year’s MLS SuperDraft along with their first round for next year. They traded next year’s election for Nashville SC and will look to the academy and homegrown players to filter the youth through the club. If they can continue to sell some of their young players to European teams for even more money, with these assets and their current players they will be well prepared for the future.
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