Actress Melinda Dillon, of 'A Christmas Story,' dies at 83

PHL17 2/3 1:04P Russell Falcon
LOS ANGELES (NEXSTAR) — Actress Melinda Dillon, known for roles in films like "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "A Christmas Story," died Jan. 9 at the age of 83, her family confirmed in an obituary . Dillon made her film debut in 1969's...

Possible Chinese balloon tracker: Where is it headed next?

PHL17 2/3 12:03P Jeremy Tanner
ST. LOUIS ( KTVI ) — A massive high altitude balloon passed through the St. Louis area Friday afternoon . It could be a Chinese spy balloon, which officials have warned will pass through the central...

Schumer mocks GOP: 'Nobody is taking away your gas stove'

PHL17 2/3 10:15A Alexander Bolton
( The Hill ) – Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is accusing Republicans of fueling a frenzy over unfounded rumors that the Biden administration is getting ready to ban popular gas stoves because they don’t want to explain what...

Menacing charge against Bengals' Joe Mixon dismissed

PHL17 2/3 8:39A Justin Dennis
CINCINNATI, Ohio ( WJW ) — The aggravated menacing charge filed Thursday against Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has been dismissed, according to Hamilton County court records. Mixon had been accused of pointing a gun at a woman in...

Ice cream for breakfast? Yes please!

PHL17 2/3 7:49A Jessica Yakubovsky
Tomorrow is national Ice Cream for Breakfast day, and what better way to celebrate than with breakfast flavored ice cream? PHL17's Alex Butler visited Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream this morning to give us a preview of their new flavor and surprise...

Interact with the newest cars on the market at the Philly Auto Show

PHL17 2/3 7:43A Tony Romeo
The highlight of the Philadelphia Auto Show for me in 2023 was the interactive elements. Jason Friedman, Chairman of the 2023 Show, was kind enough to highlight three of the experiences at the show this year. First, Camp Jeep is a rugged look at...

'Pretty powerful': Indiana man captures rare 'green comet'

PHL17 2/3 5:09A Andy Koval
LaPORTE COUNTY, Ind. ( WGN ) — In freezing temperatures in rural LaPorte County, Indiana, a skywatcher was able to capture the rare "green comet" passing by Earth for the first time in 50,000 years. Space enthusiasts like Patrick Thompson have...

Tips to avoid Super Bowl scams

PHL17 2/3 4:51A Jessica Yakubovsky
Philadelphia ( WPHL )- The Super Bowl is just 9 days away and if you are still scrambling to buy tickets and find accommodations, be on high alert for scams! Acting Attorney General Michelle Henry and the Bureau of Consumer Protection has just...

Keep your pet safe through the cold temperatures: Tips from ASPCA

PHL17 2/3 4:37A Jessica Yakubovsky
As temperatures continue dropping, and severe cold weather threatens our area, the ASPCA urges pet owners to take extra precautions to keep their pets safe and healthy. “With record-breaking low temperatures across much of the Northeast,...

Beyoncé ticket demand 800% higher than tickets available: Ticketmaster

PHL17 2/3 3:10A Jocelina Joiner
NEW YORK ( WPIX ) – It’s easy to imagine millions of Beyoncé fans across the country logging into their Ticketmaster accounts this week and thinking, “You Won’t Break My Soul.” Consider it a declaration of sorts, made by weary concertgoers who...

Dick Vermeil talks Eagles/Chiefs

PHL17 2/3 2:47A M. Anthony
Hall of Fame coach Dick Vermeil talks with Seth Joyner about the upcoming Eagles/Chiefs Super Bowl 57 matchup. Plus what it takes to get to the Big Game and his experiences in managing players and coaches in preparation for the biggest sporting...

China says balloon spotted over US is for research, was blown off course

PHL17 2/3 2:27A The Associated Press
BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday that a balloon spotted over American airspace was used for weather research and was blown off course, despite U.S. suspicion it was spying. The discovery further strained already tense relations between Beijing...
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