Ellie Rushing covers breaking news in the Philadelphia region, with an emphasis on South Jersey.

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Online holiday shopping is crushing warehouse workers during the pandemic. But overtime is a powerful lure.

Shipping company and Postal Service workers are putting in serious overtime to deliver packages this holiday, but in the process risk exposing themselves to COVID-19.

Postal workers around Philly describe massive delays as holiday packages pile up: ‘We can’t deliver the mail’

The widespread delays are caused by a massive staffing shortage due to rising coronavirus cases combined with a record rush of holiday packages as more people shop online.

‘I felt defeated’: South Jersey residents receive persistent eviction threats despite paying their rent

At the beginning of each month, residents of the Cherry Hill apartment complex may find upward of 10 court eviction court filings taped to the building's lobby doors.

Philly police shoot man who they say was armed with a knife

Police responded to the 4700 block of Rorer Street at 10:53 a.m.

Pro-Trump ‘voter integrity’ group that is calling Pennsylvania voters has ties to White House

The “Voter Integrity Fund” is cold-calling thousands of voters across key swing states and feeding information to the Trump campaign’s legal team.

Philadelphians cheer in the streets for President-elect Joe Biden

”I feel like a fog has been lifted from my soul," one woman said outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City.

Video: West Philly residents react to Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania by dancing in the street

As news broke of Joe Biden taking a slight lead over President Donald Trump in Pa., residents of West Philadelphia danced in the street.

There’s no solid evidence of missing mail ballots, USPS court filing shows. Here’s what’s likely skewing the data

The Postal Service “swept" 220 mail facilities Tuesday, and only found 13 delayed ballots nationwide. They were immediately delivered.

Pa. voter turnout on possible historic track: ‘People ... came to get a job done’

First-time voters, lapsed voters, and extra-motivated voters were among those who helped swell turnout in Pennsylvania to what may prove to be the state’s highest numbers ever.

The USPS is putting all resources toward delivering ballots. But the rest of the mail is piling up.

“This is the cradle of democracy and we are going to make sure everyone’s vote gets counted,” said Joe Rodgers, president of Philly’s letter carrier union.