John Kopp

John Kopp

John Kopp is a News Reporter/Web Producer who joined PhillyVoice.com after spending five years reporting for the Delaware County Daily Times. He spent the prior year covering state and local politics, including a $4 million Pennsylvania state Senate race. He previously covered Chester city government, the Chester Upland School District and high-school sports. A Temple University graduate, John enjoys long-distance running, watching baseball and exploring new places.

john@phillyvoice.com

November 17, 2017

Investigations

ATF investigates huge fire at Chester County senior facility

With the fire still burning in some spots, investigators are unable to determine the origin or cause of the blaze at the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester.

November 16, 2017

Running

To Philadelphia marathoners, medals are a 'badge of honor'

Each medal tells a different story – their first marathon, their fastest race or their toughest test. That leaves race organizers with a tall task – designing a medal that will make runners beam with an additional dose of pride.

November 15, 2017

Business

Here are the retailers offering the biggest Black Friday discounts

Department stores like Kohl's, J.C. Penney and Sears will provide shoppers with a higher average discount than popular Black Friday destinations like Target, Walmart or Best Buy, according to a WalletHub analysis.

November 14, 2017

Recreation

After sidelining top team, CYO football league consents to 'unofficial' championship

A Catholic Youth Organization football league will go without an official postseason champion this year after a group of coaches refused to play the top-ranked team in the playoffs, defying an archdiocesan order.

November 13, 2017

Music

Taylor Swift bringing 'reputation Stadium Tour' to Lincoln Financial Field

Taylor Swift will appear at Lincoln Financial Field next summer as part of her "reputation Stadium Tour," the pop singer announced on Monday.

November 10, 2017

Recreation

CYO football coaches disobey archdiocesan order to play rival in postseason

A group of Catholic Youth Organization football coaches are thumbing their noses at an archdiocesan order to include a suburban team in postseason play. That's because they claim Visitation B.V.M. is using ineligible players.

November 10, 2017

Transit

Petition urges SEPTA to allow strollers on buses

Lacey Kohlmoos launched an online petition urging SEPTA to permit open strollers after she found it difficult to carry her squirming baby, diaper bag and folded stroller onto the bus – all while being ready to pay her fare.

November 7, 2017

Elections

Progressive Larry Krasner easily wins Philly's district attorney race

Larry Krasner campaigned on a progressive agenda that seeks to end mass incarceration in Philadelphia. He handily defeated Beth Grossman to win the district attorney race.

November 3, 2017

Politics

Challenger's mailer links confessed killer Cosmo DiNardo to incumbent mayor in Bucks

A mayoral candidate in Bucks County is attempting to tie his political opponent to Cosmo DiNardo by distributing campaign materials that use a disturbing image of the confessed killer.

November 3, 2017

Statues

Rizzo statue to be moved to a new location

The controversial statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo will be moved to a new location, city officials announced Friday.

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