July 24, 2016 |
Authorities say a woman has been arrested in a months-long series of thefts in which more than $3,000 worth of bagged coffee was taken from Wawa stores around the region. Rebecca Julian, 48, of Wilmington, admitted stealing the coffee and making fraudulent returns in an interview with detectives Friday, West Goshen Township police said. Police had released surveillance images of the theft suspect this week, saying she would steal bags of coffee from one Wawa, then take them to another location and return them for cash.
July 22, 2016 |
AS HEIDI CRUZ left Cleveland's Quicken Loans arena after her husband Ted gave his stemwinder at the Republican National Convention, she was escorted by security through a hostile crowd. Apparently, people in the audience were annoyed that Cruz hadn't endorsed Donald "I Call Him Lyin' Ted" Trump. They couldn't believe that the Texan actually gave his national audience permission to vote their conscience. They were in shock he didn't bring gold, frankincense and myrrh with him to the podium as a gift.
July 22, 2016 |
Authorities are looking for a woman who has stolen coffee dozens of times from Wawa stores around the region, taking bags from one location and returning them to another for cash. The thefts began early this year, according to West Goshen Township police. They have been reported at stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Police believe the woman has taken more than $3,000 worth of coffee in 40 to 50 thefts. The woman will take bags of coffee from one Wawa, then return them at another for cash, police said.
July 11, 2016 |
This week, on the ground floor of Philadelphia's original Ritz-Carlton, where patricians once frequented that hotel's lavish Empire Dining Room and Ritz Bar, customers lined up at Wawa's deli counter. The transformation of the posh Broad and Walnut hotel, from high-society hangout to Hoagiefest's home, suggests just how much Center City and its dining options have changed. Wawa's occupancy of what was a grand hotel lobby also has helped to further obscure the significant sports history that took place in that building, 20 or so floors above the provolone and pickles.
July 6, 2016 |
Police in Camden County are seeking the public's help with a possible hit-and-run of a pedestrian who was seriously injured on the White Horse Pike in Oaklyn early Monday. About 12:55 a.m., police said, a 26-year-old woman from Haddon Township was crossing the pike, near Oakland Avenue, to get to the Wawa store at 800 White Horse Pike when she was allegedly struck by a motorist. First responders found the woman on a sidewalk in front of the Wawa. Oaklyn Police Lt. Craig Stauts said Tuesday that the woman was still hospitalized at Cooper University Hospital with "pretty serious injuries.
June 25, 2016 |
Independence Day is still a week away, but Philly's already celebrating our country's 240th anniversary. Here are some of the ways to join in. Go 4th & Learn From scoping out the technology that made Finding Nemo (catch interactive activities before the beloved Pixar movie, 7 p.m. Monday, Franklin Square, 200 Sixth St.) to working out like Rocky on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (6:25 a.m. Wednesday, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway), this Welcome America program gives kids a chance to delve and discover at local learning centers.
June 23, 2016 |
Police are asking for help finding two men suspected in two attacks in Center City over the weekend. Authorities on Tuesday released surveillance video of the suspects, wanted for shooting one man who had just left a Wawa and robbing and shooting at another man a few blocks away. The first incident happened at about 3:15 a.m. Saturday, police said, when the assailants approached a 26-year-old man who had just left the Wawa at Broad and Walnut Streets and asked him if he wanted to buy narcotics.
June 22, 2016 |
It's the best and most stressful of times for fireworks exhibitor Pyrotechnico, the New Castle, Pa., special effects purveyor that has been delighting viewers with big bang spectacles since 1898. For the 10-day period leading up to July Fourth, its full-time staff of 85 will swell into the multi-hundreds, as Pyrotechnico stages a staggering 650 fireworks shows coast-to-coast. Prominent among them are three really big Wawa Welcome America! shows here in Philadelphia - two at Penn's Landing, at 9:30 p.m. July 1 and 2, and then the 10 p.m. finale for the five-hour July Fourth extravaganza on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
June 17, 2016 |
Eighteen volunteers holding flags featuring stars or stripes bordered the Mayor's Reception Room in City Hall Wednesday as officials outlined a week of citywide events for the Wawa Welcome America! festival. The events, which will run from June 27 to July 4, include free admission to eight city museums, movie nights in prominent public spaces, free concerts throughout the city and the Independence Day Parade, starting at 11 a.m. on July 4 at Independence Hall. (Get the full details here .)
June 8, 2016 |
Police apprehended a 44-year-old man Monday night suspected of sexually assaulting a woman behind a Wawa in Northeast Philadelphia. The man dragged the 29-year-old woman into a small wooded area behind the store at 9456 State Rd. in Torresdale around 6 p.m., police said. After a brief struggle, the woman was able to break free and phone authorities, police said. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was later captured on the 9600 block of State Road. Police said the woman suffered bruises to both arms.