Pat Ralph

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Pat is a Web Curator for PhillyVoice, where he writes about news, sports, culture, and health in the City of Brotherly Love and surrounding region. Originally from the Jersey Shore, Pat graduated from Villanova University with a bachelors degree in political science and communications and then earned his masters in journalism at Columbia University. Before making the move from New York City to Philadelphia, Pat previously worked for Golf.com/Golf Magazine, the New York Post, Sports Business Journal/Daily, and Business Insider. Follow him on Twitter @Pat_Ralph.

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September 20, 2021

TV

'Mare of Easttown' shines at Emmy Awards with wins in three acting categories

"Mare of Easttown" captured four wins at the 2021 Emmy Awards. Three of the honors went to Kate Winslet, Evan Peters and Julianne Nicholson for their acting performances in suburban Philly-based murder-mystery series. The limited series also won outstanding production design for a narrative contemporary program.

September 20, 2021

Investigations

Suspect in deadly beating at Pat's Steaks turns himself in, police still looking for three others

One of the suspects wanted for allegedly killing Isidro Cortez at Pat's Steaks on Thursday, Sept. 16, reportedly has turned himself in to police.His identity has not been made public yet. On Sunday, Philadelphia police issued arrest warrants for Osvaldo "Willie" Pedraza, 34, and Victor Pedraza, 32, both from Philadelphia. It was unclear Monday afternoon if the suspect in Philadelphia police custody is one of those two men or one of the other two men seen in the video of the attack released by detectives on Friday.

September 20, 2021

Streaming

'Dopesick,' a miniseries on the opioid epidemic, among new shows coming to Hulu in October

"Dopesick," a new miniseries chronicling the evolution and impact of the opioid epidemic in America, highlights the new titles arriving to Hulu in October. Two culinary-themed shows, "Baker's Dozen" and "The Next Thing You Eat," will debut on the streaming platform too.

September 16, 2021

Development

30th Street Station to undergo massive restoration project next spring

Long-planned renovations to 30th Street Station will begin next spring after Amtrak and Plenary Infrastructure Philadelphia, the project's lead developer, closed on a lease and development agreement this week. As part of the agreement, Plenary will be tasked with refurbishing the building and maintaining the station for a 50-year term that lasts through 2071.

September 16, 2021

TV

Pottstown native Dustin Tavella wins 'America's Got Talent' with inspiring magic tricks

Magician Dustin Tavella, who grew up in Pottstown, Montgomery County, is the winner of the 16th season of "America's Got Talent." The 35-year-old is the third magician to win the talent show. He beat nine finalists to win a $1 million prize and the headlining spot in a stage show at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

September 16, 2021

Investigations

Man beaten to death during brawl outside Pat's King of Steaks early Thursday, police say

One man was killed in a fight outside of Pat's King of Steaks in South Philly early Thursday morning, and two others were injured. Police have said at least some of the people involved at attended a soccer match in the region prior to arriving at the steak shop. On Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Union played Club América at their stadium in Chester.

September 15, 2021

TV

Kate Winslet's 'Mare of Easttown' performance lands her on Time's '100 Most Influential People' list

Kate Winslet was named to Time Magazine's list of "The 100 Most Influential People of 2021" for her portrayal of Mare Sheehan in "Mare of Easttown." The British actress described her role as a suburban Philly detective in the murder-mystery series as "an extraordinary experience."

September 15, 2021

Entertainment

West Chester University marching band to perform halftime show at Eagles' home opener

The West Chester University marching band will perform at halftime of the Eagles' home opener against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. The five-minute halftime show at Lincoln Financial Field will include the school's alma mater with an edit to include the Eagles' chant, Bon Jovi's hit song "Livin' On A Prayer," and "Fly, Eagles Fly."

September 15, 2021

TV

'Mare of Easttown' could be in for special night at the Emmy Awards

"Mare of Easttown" could be in for a special night at the 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The HBO limited series received 16 Emmy nominations, including outstanding limited or anthology series and four acting nods, including one for Kate Winslet. The Emmys will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS and Paramount Plus.

September 14, 2021

Shopping

Jalen Hurts, DeVonta Smith jerseys among best-selling in NFL after Week 1 win

The Eagles jerseys of Jalen Hurts and DeVonta Smith were popular items among fans after the team's 32-6 win against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Sales of Hurts' jersey spiked by more than 500%, while Smith's increased by 166%. Both players' jerseys are among the highest-selling during the past two days in the NFL.

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