A Philadelphia police officer has been suspended after pulling over a driver and threatening to impound his car unless he and his friend purchased tickets to a police benefit. The men in the car caught the shakedown on video, along with the officer dropping some casual homophobic slurs before he let them go.
When hitchBOT the hitchhiking robot started his journey in Boston two weeks ago he wanted to see the entire country. Unfortunately, he never made it out of the Northeast. The researchers who built hitchBOT announced today that they need to stop the experiment because hitchBOT was vandalized in Philadelphia.
Less than 24 hours after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven and injuring 50 more, House Republicans voted to approve a funding cut to Amtrak’s budget by about a fifth.
In a disturbing story published today by Philadelphia magazine, a woman alleges that the Uber driver that picked her up in Philadelphia's Old City last month "held her arms down, ripped her pants, and raped her."
Philadelphia resident Brian Yan might be the recipient of a new world record. He went from parking his car to getting a ticket in under a minute. Maybe quicker.
Two men in Philadelphia are still on the run after driving a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young children.
Not only did one passenger take a selfie in front of the Philadelphia emergency landing, it looks like another took video as well.
An officer with the Philadelphia Police Department's accident-investigation unit reached out to Jalopnik seeking help identifying a vehicle involved in a Saturday morning hit-and-run which left a 25-year-old woman badly injured.
You don't really think "Like a Rock" when you think Chevrolet Corsica, but who would've thought Chevy's little '90s compact would hold its own in a street brawl?
This is what Grand Theft Auto would look like in real life — a group of Honda Civic street racers are spotted by a police helicopter, then flee through the streets of Philadelphia. They outsmart the cops, and then upload the whole thing to YouTube.
Just, you know, FYI. Because Michael Medvec, a 23-year-old Philly resident, tried it last Friday night, when he didn't have the eight bucks he needed to pay the fare back to his apartment. Let's read along with the Philadelphia Daily News, which got the deets from Philly police captain Brian Korn:
When the video of a guy talking about filming a naked "gorilla" man is as entertaining as the video of the naked "gorilla" man itself, that's how you know you're in Philadelphia, city of stars, cast of lunatics.
Law enforcement agencies from across the U.S. have reached out to Jalopnik for help with car identifications since your input was "critical" to solving a hit-and-run last year, among others.
At approximately 10:25 AM yesterday, a plane originating in Dallas landed in Philadelphia and delivered an undisclosed number of $100 bills that had not yet been put into circulation. Between the time the plane landed and the money was supposed to arrive at the Federal Reserve Building in East Rutherford, New Jersey…
One thing I always imagined when I was a kid was stealing a car and driving away with it for miles. I didn't do it because, well, I was a little timid and I preferred to not be in trouble or arrested.
A US Airways plane was sent back to Philadelphia International Airport this morning due to a call reporting a passenger had liquid explosives on board.
We've grown pretty familiar with daily heinous-crime reports in Philly of late. But every so often, along comes a story that shatters any desensitization. Wednesday offered one of those stories.
In the PBS Frontline documentary that airs tonight, a group of kids from a gritty urban high school in west Philadelphia are talking trash. They've built two hybrid cars designed to get 100 mpg and compete on the track, something they say automotive engineers haven't done so much of.
Planners in the Philadelphia suburb of Newton Township are betting the solution to aggressive drivers is "Traffic Calming," which places temporary "obstacles" in the road. These "obstacles" are better known to racers as "chicanes."