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

May 26, 2017

World War II

Decorated WWII paratrooper recalls 'mayhem' of Battle of the Bulge

Henry Pennock, a decorated WWII paratrooper, recalls the 'mayhem' of Bastogne, the sadness of the Landsberg concentration camp and the euphoria of reaching Hitler's Eagles Nest.

May 23, 2017

Education

Is this drawing appropriate for a school art show? parent asks

A student drawing placed on display at a Cheltenham High School has at least one parent saying school administrators should have censored the image.

May 23, 2017

Police

WATCH: Vandal jumps from car to car on Philadelphia street

A woman says she awoke to vandals jumping from car to car on her block in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia.

May 18, 2017

Higher Education

42 years after giving commencement speech, class president to get degree

Kip Davis was set to graduate from Swarthmore College in 1975. But then he cast aside his thesis, only completing it – and his degree – four decades later.

May 17, 2017

Addiction

For students on road to recovery, college program offers a safe place away from parties

Rutgers University has offered a recovery housing program since 1988, long before many other colleges adopted their own programs. It serves as a model for others schools looking to create similar programs.

May 15, 2017

Investigations

Penn State student in fatal frat house incident had 'slow, painful death,' says father

The family of a Penn State University sophomore who died in a fraternity pledging event called the actions of some of the fraternity's members "horrific," saying they treated Timothy Piazza as "roadkill and a rag doll."

May 15, 2017

Education

After 24 years of classes, WWII vet to receive degree at Villanova

Irwin Medway, 94, will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Villanova University for taking classes at the Main Line school since 1993.

May 12, 2017

Technology

Marty McFly's self-drying jacket from 'Back to the Future II' is now a thing

Falyon Wearable Tech has developed a self-drying jacket just like the one worn by Marty McFly in 'Back to the Future II.'

May 12, 2017

Government

Toomey: Appoint Merrick Garland as FBI director

Sen. Pat Toomey suggested Judge Merrick Garland replace James Comey as FBI director. Garland previously was nominated by President Obama to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.

May 9, 2017

Education

Northeast Philly school launches only all-girl rocketry team to national championship

The Our Lady of Calvary rocketry team is one of just four middle school teams participating in the Team America Rocketry Challenge. And they're the only one made up only of girls.

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