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Police identify wanted man accused of dragging Philly officer 200 feet during traffic stop - fox29.com
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Police identify wanted man accused of dragging Philly officer 200 feet during traffic stop
Eddy Brito-Almonte, 20, is wanted for several charges including aggravated assault, assault by vehicle, weapons offenses and fleeing police.  PHILADELPHIA - Authorities identified a man who they believe was behind the wheel of a Tesla when a Philadelphia Highway Patrol Officer was dragged 200 feet during a traffic stop Monday night in Wissinoming.Eddy Brito-Almonte, 20, is wanted for several charges including aggravated assault, assault by vehicle, weapons offenses and fleeing police. Investigators say on Monday night the driver of a silver Tesla was pulled over by police near the intersection of Charles Street and Cheltenham Avenue for traffic violations. After inspecting the driver's license and registration, investigators say one of the officers noticed a gun on the passenger's seat and asked the driver to step out of the vehicle. Video obtained by FOX 29 shows a suspected hit-and-run driver moments after he allegedly struck a Philadelphia police officer. Investigators later recovered the vehicle, a Tesla, but they are still looking for the driver and encouraged him to turn himself in.That's when police say the driver suddenly put the car in reverse and dragged the officer approximately 100 feet, then put the car in driver and dragged him another 100 feet forward. The officer was shaken from the vehicle and the driver fled the scene, according to police.
Northeast Philadelphia - Businesses impacted by I-95 collapse bouncing back: 'It's definitely been busier' - fox29.com - state Pennsylvania
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Businesses impacted by I-95 collapse bouncing back: 'It's definitely been busier'
PHILADELPHIA - Businesses impacted by the fiery collapse of Interstate 95 earlier this month say they are starting to see normal volume of customers again following the highway's expedited reopening. Alison Korbik, Catering Manager at Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse, told FOX 29 that business has "definitely been busier" since the once cratered overpass was repaired with an innovative fix.Investigators say on the morning of June 11 truck driver Nathan Moody, 53, was navigating a curve on the Cottman off-ramp when his tanker truck overturned and caught fire. Soon, the southbound stretch of the highway collapsed, killing Moody and miraculously sparing other motorists and bystanders on the heavily trafficked artery of highway. Most Northeast Philadelphia residents are happy I-95 is reopened and traffis returning to normal.The collapse spiraled traffic into chaos, with ever-changing detours and reroutes designed to navigate motorists that sometimes sent motorists into unfamiliar parts of the city. Nearby businesses, like Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse and Sharkeys Grill and Ale House, had their customer bases stunted by having a main route to the restaurants severed. "We did have a lot of people come during that time and say that they weren't going to come here because of the closure even though there were other ways to get to us," Korabik said.Pennsylvania state leaders, together with the federal government, worked around the clock and concocted a plan for a temporary fix that would ensure the safe reopening of I-95. Meanwhile, businesses that weren't impacted by the collapse showed some neighborly hospitality by promoting the businesses that were feeling the pinch. I-95 COLLAPSE COVERAGE"If you're nearby and it's on your route, stop on
Jim Kenney - Mike Carroll - I-95 to reopen in Philadelphia Friday: officials - fox29.com - state Pennsylvania - city Philadelphia
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I-95 to reopen in Philadelphia Friday: officials
PHILADELPHIA - The collapsed stretch of I-95 is reopening sooner than expected, as Governor Josh Shapiro and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Mike Carroll will officially reopen the highway at noon Friday.Festivities will begin 10:30 with the governor and Carroll, along with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Philadelphia Building Trades members and contractors, with the official reopening set for noon.PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll says teams have been working on the rebuilding process and thinking outside of the box to get the interstate back open. >> I-95 Philadelphia collapse: What you need to know about the damaged highway, reconstruction"We, PennDOT, have approached this challenge and our partners in the city, we wanted to think outside the box. We wanted to make sure that we employed every strategy we could think of to try and get I-95 open in both directions," Carroll said. Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Mike Carroll discusses how crews will use a NASCAR jet dryer from Pocono Raceway to help finish working on I-95 through a stretch of rainy days.Here's what you need to know about the temporary lanes that make up the roadway: The roadway is made up of high-tech, lightweight and durable aggregate created by AeroAggregates in Eddystone.
Summer solstice 2023 brings druids, pagans and thousands of curious people to Stonehenge - fox29.com - Britain - county Stone
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Summer solstice 2023 brings druids, pagans and thousands of curious people to Stonehenge
STONEHENGE, England - All hail the rising sun.Around 8,000 revellers gathered around a prehistoric stone circle on a plain in southern England to express their devotion to the sun, or to have some communal fun.Druids, pagans, hippies, local residents and tourists, many clad in an array of colorful costumes and even antlers, stayed and celebrated at Stonehenge for the night and greeted sunrise on Wednesday, which is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere.At dawn, the sun rose behind what is known as the Heel Stone in the northeast part of the horizon and the first rays shone into the heart of Stonehenge, one of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments and a World Heritage Site.A sun-filled dawn followed a slightly misty sunrise, which was greeted with drumming, chanting and cheering."Stonehenge continues to captivate and to bring people together to celebrate the seasons, just as it has done for thousands of years," said Nichola Tasker, director of Stonehenge at English Heritage, a charity that manages hundreds of historic sites."There was a wonderful atmosphere from sunset to sunrise, and everybody enjoyed a very atmospheric morning," she added.FILE - Revellers celebrate the Summer Solstice as the sun rises at Stonehenge, near Amesbury, in Wiltshire, southern England on June 21, 2023, in a festival, which dates back thousands of years, celebrating the longest day of the year when the sun is In addition to the 8,000 people present, English Heritage said that approximately 154,000 people tuned in from around the world to watch the sunset and sunrise on the charity’s livestream.All over the U.K., optimism will reign supreme as summer officially starts.
I-95 collapse: Officials announce plan to backfill, pave damaged Philadelphia section to open temporary path - fox29.com - state Delaware - city Philadelphia
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I-95 collapse: Officials announce plan to backfill, pave damaged Philadelphia section to open temporary path
PHILADELPHIA - Just days after a tanker carrying thousands of gallons of gasoline crashed under I-95, causing part of an overpass to collapse, state and local leaders announced the timeline for its reconstruction plan. On Sunday, a tanker truck carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline was traveling in the northbound lanes when it overturned on the curve of an off-ramp. The crash caused gasoline to leak into the roadway and sparked a large fire under I-95 at Cottman Avenue, causing it to collapse into the roadway underneath it.  Newly obtained surveillance video captured the moment a tanker truck carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline crashed and caught fire underneath I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia. The resulting fire caused a portion of the roadway to collapse.The collapse left the tanker operator, 53-year-old Nathaniel Moody, whose family says he was an experienced driver with more than 10 years of experience, dead. It also left the northbound and southbound lanes of I-95 closed between the Woodhaven Road and Aramingo Avenue exits. The damage has caused delays and traffic nightmares for commuters in Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley, and across the northeast. The cousin of a truck driver whose truck flipped and sparked a fire that destroyed part of I-95 in Philadelphia is searching for answers.
Josh Shapiro - I-95 collapse: Live camera shows real-time progress of interstate reconstruction - fox29.com - state Pennsylvania - city Philadelphia
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I-95 collapse: Live camera shows real-time progress of interstate reconstruction
PHILADELPHIA - As the reconstruction of the collapsed section of I-95 begins in Philadelphia, local officials are keeping residents and commuters up to date with a live camera of the site. A section of the northbound lanes on the interstate collapsed on Sunday morning after a tanker truck carrying thousands of gallons of gasoline crashed at an off-ramp and burst into flames. The damage also made a portion of the southbound lanes unsafe for use, causing six lanes to be blocked off and creating traffic nightmares across the city and area. >> I-95 collapse: Officials announce plan to backfill, pave damaged Philadelphia section to open temporary pathThe tanker's driver, identified as 53-year-old Nathaniel Moody, did not survive, officials say. Quick funding from federal partners and a disaster declaration from Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro helped crews start working on plans to repair the damaged highway. RELATED HEADLINESOn Wednesday, officials announced a plan to backfill the missing area with a recycled glass aggregate made in Pennsylvania. After the area is backfilled, it will be paved to allow motorists to return to the road as a separate bridge is built. Pennsylvania will truck in 2,000 tons of lightweight glass nuggets to help quickly rebuild a collapsed section of Interstate 95 in Philadelphia and crews will work 24 hours a day until they can reopen the critical commercial artery, officials said Wednesday."This approach will allow us to avoid delays through the shipment and supply chain issues and pursue a simple, quicker path," Shapiro said.
I-95 collapse to send ripple effect through East Coast: ‘This is not just a commuter challenge’ - fox29.com - state Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, state Pennsylvania
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an elevated section collapsed over the weekend following damage caused by a tanker truck crash. LiveNOW from FOX spoke with Mark Fusetti, a retired police sergeant, who happened to be driving on the fiery section of I-95 Sunday morning moments before the collapse. Fusetti saw dark, black smoke begin to consume the roadway ahead of him and assumed it was coming from a car fire down below. "I did see an opening (in the smoke) where I could drive through and look safely, which I did. And as I drove through, you felt this major bump on the road," he described.He shared video with LiveNOW from the scene, where Fusetti’s vehicle can be seen going through a clearing in the smoke. "After I go through, I look in my rearview mirror and I see that's where all the cars stopped and that’s where I'm told, unofficially, where the highway collapsed right after."Fusetti said that area of I-95 was already under construction, so he didn’t think much when going over the big bump, but that he was in disbelief when he heard what had happened. "Is this normal?"RELATED: Philadelphia I-95 collapse: What you need to know about the damaged highwayIn this handout photo provided by the City of Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, smoke rises from a collapsed section of the I-95 highway on June 11, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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