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

March 29, 2017

Business

Former Eagle Lito Sheppard wants to build medical marijuana facility in Delaware County

Former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Lito Sheppard is leading the investment group Laso Therapeutics seeking to construct a medical marijuana grower and processor facility in Chester, Delaware County.

March 27, 2017

Deaths

David Wood, beloved Elmwood Park Zoo curator, dies at 61

David Wood, a longtime zoologist partly known for bringing a bald eagle to the Philadelphia Eagles' home football games has died, the Elmwood Park Zoo announced on Monday.

March 27, 2017

Media

Report: CSN personality Jillian Mele headed to FOX News

Television personality Jillian Mele reportedly is leaving Comcast SportsNet for FOX News.

March 25, 2017

Marches

Trump supporters rally in Philly streets, but march comes up a bit short

Dozens of Donald Trump supporters marched through the streets of Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon in an effort to show their appreciation for the president, Vice President Mike Pence, the U.S. military and police officers.

March 23, 2017

Police

Bucks County baseball coach charged with strangling 12-year-old

Kenneth Irwin, a youth baseball coach, was charged with assaulting a 12-year-old boy during a baseball tryout last month at the Newtown Athletic Club, police announced on Wednesday.

March 23, 2017

Government

Sen. Casey: I'll vote against confirming Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., announced Thursday that he will oppose the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court.

March 23, 2017

Police

10 arrests in subway station brawl; SEPTA promises stepped-up patrols

Ten students have been arrested for allegedly participating in a chaotic brawl inside a subway station last week, SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel announced Thursday.

March 22, 2017

Events

Joe Biden to speak at American Revolution Museum opening

Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the grand opening ceremony for the Museum of the American Revolution next month.

March 22, 2017

Elections

Write-in candidate appears to win special election in 197th District — but which one?

A special election is being held Tuesday in the heavily Democratic 197th Legislative District. But a Republican is the only candidate on the ballot.

March 17, 2017

Transit

SEPTA proposes fare increases across the board, effective in July

SEPTA riders can expect to pay more come July 1, regardless of how they get around. The transit authority has proposed raising fares across all modes of public transportation. The increases encompass the buses, trolleys, subways and trains operating both in Philadelphia and its Pennsylvania suburbs.

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