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Chris O'Connell

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Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Chris:

Powerball jackpot climbs to $545M

If you’re feeling lucky— you might want to try your hand at Monday’s Powerball lottery with an estimated jackpot of $545 million. → Read More

YouTuber ‘Omi in a Hellcat’ speaks out after arrest in federal piracy case

Local YouTuber Bill Omar Carrasquillo, known as ‘Omi in a Hellcat,’ spoke with FOX 29's Chris O’Connell after he was accused by federal authorities of heading a massive digital piracy scheme. → Read More

Caught on camera: SUV explosion in Logan

Neighbors in Logan woke up Tuesday morning to what they thought was a bomb going off. An SUV exploded and home surveillance video may have captured the person who caused the blast."All I heard was a loud explosion like a loud bang," said Jesse Phan of the 1200 block of Rockland Street. → Read More

Philadelphia police investigating massive brawl between teens in Mayfair

The mothers of two seniors say both of their 17-year-old sons are recovering from serious injuries after a melee outside of Austin Meehan Middle School. → Read More

COVID outbreak forces Bethlehem elementary school to temporarily return to virtual learning

Parents of the students at Miller Heights Elementary in Bethlehem got a letter late Friday afternoon telling them their school will be shut down and students will go back to virtual learning for the rest of the week. → Read More

Chester County to open multi-agency resource center for Ida victims as clean up continues

As Chester County residents continue to clean up from the devastation of Ida, officials are set to open a multi-agency resource center to help people rebuild. → Read More

Search underway for man who fired shots at officers, stole police SUV

A searching is underway after a man shot at officers and stole an undercover police SUV. → Read More

Camden City School District planning to have 2 full-time teachers in elementary school classrooms

Camden City School District superintendent tells FOX 29 that the district is planning to put two full-time certified teachers in every elementary school classroom. → Read More

Sea Isle City increasing police presence amid crackdown on 'destructive behavior'

Sea Isle City officials are cracking down on what they are calling 'destructive behavior' over the last few weeks of summer. They're increasing police presence and closing beach entrances at 10 p.m. to combat the issue. → Read More

Fake vaccination card concerns grow as more local colleges require shots

A number of colleges across the country, and locally, are requiring students be vaccinated. But, there are concerns about a new kind of cheating on campus. → Read More

Man killed by lightning strike on New Jersey golf course identified

Authorities have identified a 70-year-old man who was killed after he was struck by lightning on a Burlington County golf course Wednesday as storms moved through the area. → Read More

Man suspected of shooting, injuring 3 Wilmington officers found dead after standoff

Officials in Wilmington say a 31-year-old man who allegedly shot three police officers during a domestic dispute barricaded himself inside an apartment for several hours before turning the gun on himself. → Read More

Atlantic City Beach Patrol warn of dangers of swimming at unguarded beaches

Multiple children have been rescued from the ocean in separate incidents over the past few days in Atlantic City. → Read More

Amid hiring blitz, Wawa offers new hires big incentives, but what is it really like to work at Wawa?

Wawa is on a massive recruitment blitz, by hiring thousands of new employees in the coming weeks and they are offering big incentives for new hires. So, what is it like to work there? → Read More

Fully vaccinated people in Pennsylvania can ditch masks in most places following guidance from CDC

NEW MASK GUIDANCE IN PA: Pennsylvania is easing mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people following the lead of the CDC. → Read More

Battle over Delaware County athletic stadium ends up in court

The couple lives directly behind the George King Athletic Stadium at Strath Haven Middle School. When it’s not the stadium lights beaming through their windows— it’s the noise rattling them. → Read More

Rowan University offering up to $1,000 incentive to vaccinated students

VACCINE INCENTIVE: Rowan University is offering up to $1,000 as an incentive to vaccinated students in an effort to help New Jersey reach its goal of a 70% vaccination rate and ensure safety on campus. → Read More

COVID education gap: Students struggle to make up lost learning due to pandemic

Over the past year, there has been great loss of life, loss of jobs and, according to many parents, a loss of learning. Pennsylvania educators are working on how to get kids back on track post-pandemic. → Read More

Hope from tragedy as Delco parents form foundation to help teens in honor of daughter

In October 2019, a Delaware County teen lost her life to suicide. And, while her parents still search for answers, they share their story in the hope of preventing another loss. → Read More

Philadelphia man, 56, finally heads home after 5 month battle with COVID-19

Rodney Wescott, 56, is finally heading home and reuniting with his family after he came down with COVID-19 shortly before Thanksgiving 2020 and spend the last five months fighting for his life. → Read More