Andrew Parent

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Andrew Parent is a web curator at PhillyVoice.com. The Delaware County native previously worked down the Jersey Shore, where he covered Ocean City for Shorenewstoday.com and the Ocean City Gazette. Prior to that, he wrote for the Delaware County Daily Times, interned at the Philadelphia Inquirer, and graduated from Temple University with a degree journalism.

andrew@phillyvoice.com

August 16, 2017

Odd News

Report: Man arrested after hurling eggs at Rizzo statue

Police arrested a man who allegedly chucked eggs at the Frank Rizzo statue Wednesday morning, days after a protest of the statue and a councilwoman's call to remove it.

August 16, 2017

Bridges

Report: Jersey Shore drawbridge opened as family crossed it

A family of four heading to Cape May were bruised and shaken after a drawbridge into the resort town began to open with their car still on it. No one was seriously hurt.

August 16, 2017

Rallies

'Philly is Charlottesville' march and rally draws sprawling crowd to Center City

The "Philly is Charlottesville March and Rally" held in response to a violent weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia drew large crowds and attention in Center City in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

August 15, 2017

Social Media

Chester County sheriff's social media raises eyebrows after Charlottesville violence

Following the violent clash of white nationalists and counter-protesters to their cause in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend that was linked to three deaths, a Facebook account for Carolyn Bunny Welsh, Chester County's sheriff, was one of about 1,100 that "liked" a Facebook post from Monday stating that white supremacists, Neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan pose no threat to property or human life. Further, Welsh drew backlash on social media when she posted a picture that appears to show her with a book in her lap titled "The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left."

August 15, 2017

Research

CHOP taking part in $14.8 million research effort into link between birth defects, childhood cancer

Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and other health and research centers plan to use an expansive online database to investigate the connection between childhood cancer and birth defects.

August 15, 2017

Bars

Reports: Following viral brawl, Center City Sips won't return this summer

It looks like Center City Sips won't return to the Comcast Center plaza until next summer, if at all.

August 15, 2017

Odd News

Reports: Atlantic City police find alligator in motel pool

Police found an uninvited swimmer in an Atlantic City motel pool during a raid there Tuesday morning.

August 12, 2017

Music

Want 'Springsteen on Broadway' tickets? You'll have to work for it

Bruce Springsteen will give audiences a mix of song and spoken storytelling in 40 shows at Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway this fall. But getting in won't be easy. Interested fans will have to register with Ticketmaster's #VerifiedFan platform to even have a chance at scoring tickets. And that's only the beginning.

August 12, 2017

Research

Findings differ on relationship between drinking and dementia

Researchers say moderate drinking could prevent dementia and cognitive decline in general. Others claim the opposite. Two studies published in recent weeks did what studies often do – give two starkly different conclusions on the same topic.

August 12, 2017

Threats

Report: Man threatens to 'take out' fraternity brothers in Penn State hazing case

A man reportedly called Penn State University and left a voicemail containing what an attorney says is a death threat toward the fraternity brothers involved in a hazing death case.

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