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🌱 Woman Robs Center City Wells Fargo + 500th Homicide – Patch.com

🌱 Woman Robs Center City Wells Fargo + 500th Homicide  Patch.com

Rise and shine, Philadelphia! Let’s get this Saturday started off right. Here’s everything worth knowing around Philadelphia today.


First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and windy. High: 43 Low: 30.


Here are the top stories today in Philadelphia:

  1. Police are searching for a female bank robber who they say made off with $4k from a Center City Wells Fargo after she slipped the teller a threatening note. According to investigators, the robbery happened on Friday around 11 a.m. at the Wells Fargo on the 2000 block of Market Street. The suspect, described by police as a Black woman between 40-50-years-old, gave the teller a threatening note and left the bank with $4k. (FOX 29 Philadelphia)
  2. Philadelphia police have identified a woman who was gunned down in broad daylight on Wednesday afternoon. The killing marked the city’s 500th homicide.The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. near 7th and Jackson streets in South Philadelphia. (WPVI-TV)
  3. A South Philadelphia baker defeated one of the most widely known chefs on a popular Food Network cooking competition. Tova du Plessis, owner of Essen Bakery on East Passyunk Avenue, whipped up a Jewish Apple Cake to takedown star Chef Bobby Flay on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay. The episode was filmed over two years ago but only recently aired due to conflicts from the coronavirus pandemic. (FOX 29 Philadelphia)
  4. A 30-year-old man is hospitalized after Philadelphia police say he was shot three times. The incident happened in the 4400 block of Brown Street. Police said the shooting happened around 9:32 a.m. Officers found the victim with gunshot wounds to the chest and lower body. (CBS Philly)
  5. A Philadelphia-based produce wholesaler has been sentenced to prison time on charges of tax evasion, fraud, money laundering, and other crimes, federal authorities said. United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams said Caesar DiCrecchio, 60, of Voorhees, New Jersey, was sentenced to 10 years and one month in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to pay more than $8 million in restitution for defrauding the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market of over $7.8 million. (Philadelphia Patch)

Today in Philadelphia:

  • Northeast Philadelphia Restaurant Week (All Day)
  • Small Business Saturday (9:00 AM)
  • Christy Advisory Council Meeting – Christy Recreation Center (11:00 AM)
  • Mini Concert at Target 1 Mifflin Street Phila., Pa 19148 (11:00 AM)
  • Slide Program: “George Washington – The Great Chief of the 13 Fires” (1:00 PM)
  • Science and Activism Museum Tour – Science History Institute (2:00 PM)

Philadelphia Patch Notebook

  • City of Philadelphia Government: “More than 200,000 of our Philadelphia neighbors are struggling to provide food for their household. YOU could be the change our city needs to end hunger! Here are ways you can help:” (Facebook)
  • Philadelphia Water Department: “ICYMI: Four Water Dept. tips for a less-stressed winter holiday season ➑https://phillyh2o.info/3p2rUNs #PhillyH2OTips” (Facebook)
  • Free Library of Philadelphia: “Commemorate Native American Heritage Day with the Free Library! These book lists are full of reads for adults, teens, and little ones that honor Native American history and culture: http://ow.ly/lNH250GXcU8” (Facebook)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Saturday. I’ll see you around! If you’re liking these newsletters, consider bringing some friends and neighbors into the fold. You can send them this link to subscribe.

β€” Dan Casarella

About me: Dan Casarella is a writer, podcast producer, and small business development specialist who formerly worked in late-night television. He’s produced many talk segments, including with President Joe Biden, Kobe Byrant, and Chadwick Boseman. Dan studied Media Studies and Production at Temple University. He also enjoys running, painting, and the highs and lows of Philadelphia’s sports teams.

Source: patch.com

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