James Harden opts out of final year of contract as Sixers look to make free agency splash

James Harden will opt out of the final year of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent this summer, a source confirmed to PhillyVoice on Wednesday. The expectation is that Harden will come to terms on a new contract with the Sixers when free agency opens, potentially clearing a path for the Sixers to … Read more

A good night’s sleep can be more elusive in the summer – but there are ways to get better shut-eye

If you find that you struggle with getting enough sleep more in the summer than during any other season, you are not alone. The long, hot days and late nights out with family and friends can take a toll on sleep health.  Many people suffer from summer insomnia, a seasonal version of insomnia, which affects people … Read more

CBS News goes inside Philadelphia police unit investigating unsolved murders

CBS News goes inside Philadelphia police unit investigating unsolved murders – CBS News Watch CBS News CBS News’ new investigative series, “Crime Without Punishment,” looks at the disturbing rise in unsolved murder cases nationwide. Chief investigative and senior national correspondent Jim Axelrod went inside the Philadelphia Police Department’s homicide unit to shed light on the … Read more

Wawa Hoagie Day Giving Away Free Hoagies At Independence Mall Wednesday

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – How does free lunch sound? It’s Hoagie Day in Philadelphia! Workers are busy building eight-tons worth of turkey hoagies at the National Constitution Center on Wednesday. That’s enough to feed 30,000 people. Some of the hoagies will be given to first responders and to Philabundance. The remaining hoagies will be served free … Read more

Man kicked out of Northeast Philly bar fires shots at building, killing 21-year-old woman inside

A 21-year-old woman was fatally shot inside a Northeast Philly bar after another patron, who had been forced to leave, fired at least 15 bullets into the building Tuesday night, police said.  Jailene Holton was at the Philly Bar and Restaurant, on the 2400 block of Welsh Road, after going to Top Golf with a … Read more

Arrest Made After Woman Shoots Man, Casually Walks Away in Philly

A woman was arrested and charged with attempted murder after surveillance video showed her allegedly shooting a man and casually walking away afterward in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood. Latanya Nettles, 42, was also charged with aggravated assault and related charges in the June 6 shooting, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Jane Roh said Wednesday. Police last … Read more

PhillyRank: Ranking the top-10 Eagles players heading into the 2022 season

What do Eagles fans need before training camp starts on July 26? More rankings and more lists! PhillyVoice has been on top of that, ranking the best quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers in Eagles history in addition to discussing the best sports video games of all time.  To keep with that theme, I’m going … Read more

Building owner charged in blaze that killed firefighter

PHILADELPHIA — The owner of a Philadelphia building that caught fire and collapsed this month, killing a city firefighter and injuring five other people, has been charged with setting the blaze, authorities announced Tuesday. Al-Ashraf Khalil, 28, also lied to authorities probing the June 18 fire and later flew from the United States to Jordan … Read more

Property owner charged in Fairhill fire that killed Philadelphia firefighter

The owner of a Fairhill building that caught fire and collapsed earlier this month, killing 27-year Philadelphia Fire Department veteran Sean Williamson, has been charged with intentionally setting the fire and lying to federal investigators during an ongoing probe of the incident.  ATF officials, U.S. Marshals and other law enforcement partners announced charges Tuesday against … Read more

Kalaya and Mike’s BBQ to join forces on July Fourth for a Thai brisket sandwich

This Fourth of July, two chefs from South Philadelphia are teaming up to bring a Thai immigrant’s flare to an all-American classic – the barbecue brisket sandwich. Mike Strauss from Mike’s BBQ and Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon from Kalaya Thai Kitchen are serving a limited edition Thai BBQ sandwich on Monday, July 4 at the Bok Bar at … Read more