Franki Rudnesky

Franki Rudnesky

Franki Maria Rudnesky is a staff writer for PhillyVoice, with interests in entertainment, social media, pop culture, education and the arts. Franki has worked as a staff writer, copy editor, and social media manager for The Hammonton Gazette. Before that, she was a digital intern and production assistant for NBC10. She is a South Jersey native who received her master's degree from Villanova University and her bachelor's from Saint Joseph's University.

franki@phillyvoice.com

July 21, 2024

Investigations

3 dead, 6 injured in mass shooting at party in West Philadelphia, police say

Three people are dead and six others are injured after nine people were shot early Sunday morning at a large party on the 1200 block of North Alden Street in West Philadelphia, authorities say. Police believe there were multiple shooters, but the investigation is ongoing.

July 21, 2024

Politics

President Joe Biden withdraws from 2024 presidential race

President Joe Biden has announced that he will withdraw from the 2024 presidential race. Biden said he will endorse Vice President Kamala Harris as the Democratic candidate.

July 21, 2024

Health News

Listeria outbreak linked to meats sliced at delis, CDC says

A listeria outbreak linked to sliced deli meats has been reported in 12 states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the CDC said. The outbreak has caused 28 reported illnesses. There is one reported illness in Pennsylvania and two in New Jersey. There have also been two deaths reported, including one in New Jersey.

July 18, 2024

Entertainment

Mannequin from the movie 'Mannequin' to be special guest at Friday screening in East Passyunk

An outdoor screening of the 1987 movie 'Mannequin,' which was primarily filmed in Philadelphia, will be held Friday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at Mifflin Triangle (1845 East Passyunk). The free event will feature cocktails, music and an appearance by Emmy — a mannequin used in the film that is now displayed in the South Fellini shop on East Passyunk.

July 18, 2024

Shopping

Cork & Candles scent bar expands to University City, its third location in the Philly area

Cork & Candles is opening its University City location on Wednesday, July 24, at 3421 Walnut St. near the University of Pennsylvania's campus. There it will run BYOB candle-making workshops, host private events and sell specialty candles. The new location will join Cork & Candles' other two locations in Center City and King of Prussia.

July 18, 2024

Investigations

Man caught on video 'dumping' dog over fence at Humane Society of Atlantic County

A man driving a black Cadillac sedan tossed a dog over the fence at the Humane Society of Atlantic County early Monday morning, and shelter officials believe he may be the same person who dumped three pit bull mixes there in April.

July 17, 2024

Entertainment

'Bachelor' star Joey Graziadei competes on 'Celebrity Family Feud' team with his fiancée and his ex

Montgomery County native Joey Graziadei, who starred on 'The Bachelor' Season 28, competed on 'Celebrity Family Feud' on Tuesday. His team featured Bachelor Nation stars such as his fiancée, Kelsey Anderson, and his ex, the former 'Bachelorette' lead Charity Lawson.

July 16, 2024

Food & Drink

Crumbl stores in the region are selling purple cookies inspired by Olivia Rodrigo ahead of her Philly concert

Crumbl has partnered with Olivia Rodrigo on the GUTS Cookie, which will be sold in stores in the Philly region through Saturday, July 20, in honor of the singer's tour coming to town. Rodrigo will play a sold-out show at Wells Fargo Center on Friday, July 19.

July 15, 2024

TV

Former 'Golden Bachelor' contestant Susan Noles to host QVC shopping special on Saturday

Delco 'Golden Bachelor' contestant Susan Noles will host 'Susan Noles Now,' a special airing on the West Chester-based QVC shopping network on Saturday, July 20, at 10 p.m. Noles is part of QVC's new Quintessential 50 campaign.

July 15, 2024

Family-Friendly

These Jersey Shore towns are hosting adorable baby parades this summer

At the Jersey Shore, baby parades are being held in Cape May on July 26, Wildwood on July 31 and Ocean City on Aug. 8. The events feature tots in adorable costumes and decorated floats, and awards in several categories.

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