The 15-year-old giraffe named "April" who has captivated millions of people across the world as they watch a livestream in anxious anticipation of the birth of her fourth calf at an upstate New York zoo is still pregnant and doing well. Veterinarians with the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, outside Binghamton, said April's progression continues, but giraffes tend to hide signs of labor as a natural instinct, so they can't confirm active labor. That said, vets checked in on her twice overnight and "physical posturing and other activity observed would suggest we are close," the group wrote on Facebook. Around 8:30 a.m., the livestream actually showed significant movement in April's belly as the long-necked beauty began to walk outside.
Ben Simmons is officially out for the season, Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said Friday.
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 6-year-old girl who police believe was taken by her father following a deadly stabbing in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and authorities think the two are in New York City.
J.C. Penney Company officials said the company will close 130 to 140 stores and two distribution centers during the next several months as it aims to improve profitability in the era of online shopping. The closures, announced Friday, represent about 13 percent to 14 percent of the company's current store count, and less than 5 percent of total annual sales. The news came as JCPenney posted a profit in the fourth-quarter compared to a loss a year ago. The company posted quarterly sales of $3.96 billion, down 0.9 percent from $3.99 billion a year ago.
As February warms up to spring like temperatures, make sure you know Philadelphia Parks & Rec's rules if you plan to lounge in Rittenhouse Square. The rules include obvious ones like no cars or camping but also less known rules like no ball playing. The park is open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily.
Citizens Bank is now accepting applications for the Champions in Action program in the Violence Prevention category.