Under secrecy, another Philly murder case tied to ex-detective is tossed. Will more follow?

At least four cases connected to ex-Det. Philip Nordo have deteriorated or dissolved in the past six months, but no one will say how many more might be under review — or if an investigation of Nordo might yield charges.

Under secrecy, another Philly murder case tied to ex-detective is tossed. Will more follow?

At least four cases connected to ex-Det. Philip Nordo have deteriorated or dissolved in the past six months, but no one will say how many more might be under review — or if an investigation of Nordo might yield charges.

A black R&B artist hoped singing for Trump would build ‘a bridge.’ It derailed her career instead.

Chrisette Michele held hands with her band members during a final prayer, posed for a pre-show Instagram photo and stepped out into what remains of a career battered by a five-minute-18-second association with Donald Trump.

A black R&B artist hoped singing for Trump would build ‘a bridge.’ It derailed her career instead.

Chrisette Michele held hands with her band members during a final prayer, posed for a pre-show Instagram photo and stepped out into what remains of a career battered by a five-minute-18-second association with Donald Trump.

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‘I don’t have anything organic.’ In new Whole Foods’ shadow, a Delco Italian mom-and-pop mart is a rebel. | Maria Panaritis

A Whole Foods opens in a Philly suburb. But the real drama isn't in the sushi aisle.
Opinion

‘I don’t have anything organic.’ In new Whole Foods’ shadow, a Delco Italian mom-and-pop mart is a rebel. | Maria Panaritis

A Whole Foods opens in a Philly suburb. But the real drama isn't in the sushi aisle.
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Gun threat closes Upper Merion schools; suspect taken into custody

Upper Merion police and the FBI are investigating a school shooting threat that appeared on Twitter.

Montco DA: ‘No evidence of a crime’ in deaths of elderly couple

A postal worker found Ross and Rhoda Woodward dead outside their home on Dec. 4.

‘This is Lower South. I know everything there is to know’: Corrupt Bucks County judge pleads guilty

John Waltman, a former district magistrate judge, wielded astonishing control over the government of the working-class Bucks County community of Lower Southampton. New transcripts of FBI wire recordings reveal how he used it to further his many crimes.

Republican state senator to leave seat in middle of term

A three-term Republican state senator from south-central Pennsylvania says he's leaving his seat in the middle of his term.

Pa. prosecutor, 73, found guilty of obstruction in ex’s cases

A 73-year-old Pennsylvania prosecutor has been found guilty of obstructing justice and misusing the power of his office by improperly intervening in criminal cases involving his 41-year-old former girlfriend.

Bribery plot involving shabby seat cushions gets ex-Amtrak employee a year in prison

Timothy Miller, a former procurement officer for the train company, accepted more than $20,000 in bribes and trips to Rehoboth Beach to steer seat cushion contracts to an unqualified company that delivered products so poorly manufactured that most of them had to be thrown out.

Blondell Reynolds Brown leaving Philadelphia City Council after two decades

Just seven weeks ago, Brown had said she was planning to seek reelection. Why she changed her mind wasn’t immediately clear, but Brown planned a Friday afternoon news conference to discuss her decision.

Thousands of absentee ballots were rejected as record turnout encountered Pa.’s tight deadlines

In recent midterm elections, around 2,000 absentee ballots were rejected statewide because they arrived after the deadline. Last election, more than 4,600 ballots were rejected just in Philadelphia and its suburbs.

New attorneys general to continue investigating clergy abuse

Newly inaugurated state attorneys general are promising to continue investigations of clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic church as thousands of victims are reaching out to state hotlines and online reporting systems

A popular YouTube car show started as father-son bonding for a Huntingdon Valley family

Over the shows' two seasons, the crew has filmed in Ireland and Croatia, They’ve driven rare and iconic cars, including a 1950s Ferrari Testarossa, an Audi R8, an Aston Martin DB9, and a Corvette Stingray. A couple videos have more than 100,000 views.

Philadelphia could be hot destination for medical malpractice suits, again, under proposed rule

The proposal would eliminate a rule adopted in 2003 that restricted where medical malpractice lawsuits can be filed.

AG Josh Shapiro’s legal fight vs Navient, for-profit colleges heats up in Pa. | Debt Valley

Pa. is ground zero for student loan debt, and Attorney General Josh Shapiro is suing Navient Corp. one of the largest loan servicers, alleging that debtors were mislead and defrauded.

More than 4,100 federal workers have applied for unemployment benefits in Pa. and N.J. since the government shutdown

Last Friday, more than 800,000 federal workers nationwide did not receive their paychecks. But when the shutdown ends, they will be required to repay any unemployment benefits.

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