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Archive: March, 2009

POSTED: Friday, March 27, 2009, 11:56 AM

Inquirer Staff Report:

The developers of the Sugar House Casino have obtained their first major construction permit to begin work at the gaming hall’s Delaware River site.

The issuance of the foundation permit came three days after the state Supreme Court appointed a special master to resolve disputes between the developer and the city over construction that have delayed work on the multi-million dollar project.

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POSTED: Friday, March 27, 2009, 11:30 AM

Inquirer staff writer Sam Wood reports:

Gunfire at  a West Philadelphia auto body shop this morning has left one man dead and two others wounded, police say.

An unknown gunman walked into Larry’s Autobody on the 5500 block of Walnut about 10:30 a.m. and opened fire on several employees, police said.

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POSTED: Friday, March 27, 2009, 11:09 AM

When Derrick R. Finch, a Pennsylvania-born jazz musician, was killed in a car crash in California last month, his cat, Shadow, was with him -- as often was the case.

A shelter resident since then, Shadow is being flown to Pittsburgh today to a new home with his late owner’s mother thanks to the charity of others, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

“My son so loved that cat,” Sheila Finch said.

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POSTED: Friday, March 27, 2009, 9:37 AM

Inquirer staff report

Newark Mayor Cory Booker says he’s not interested in being New Jersey Gov. Corzine’s running mate in the state’s first election for a lieutenant governor.

Booker says Corzine emissaries, not the governor himself, approached him about the position, according to the Star-Ledger of Newark.

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POSTED: Friday, March 27, 2009, 8:30 AM

Inquirer Staff Report

The Coast Guard will hold a hearing April 6 into the sinking of a scallop boat off Cape May that left six crewmen dead or lost at sea in one of the East Coast’s deadliest commercial fishing disasters.

Only one crew member survived the sinking of the Lady Mary, on Tuesday 75 miles out at sea.

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POSTED: Thursday, March 26, 2009, 9:33 AM

    The Associated Press reports:

   Base pay for Camden’s state-appointed chief operating officer is more than
the mayor of Philadelphia.

    Theodore Davis earns $220,000 compared to $167,436 for Michael Nutter.

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POSTED: Thursday, March 26, 2009, 8:33 AM

The Associated Press reports:

 A 14-year-old girl in New Jersey faces child pornography charges after allegedly posting nearly 30 nude pictures of herself on MySpace.

    The Passaic County Sheriff's Department’s Internet Crimes Unit conducted a month-long investigation and discovered the Clifton resident had posted the photos of herself.

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POSTED: Thursday, March 26, 2009, 7:25 AM
The scene in the 200 block of Market Street before dawn, where earlier in the morning a man was shot and killed outside the Prive Tapas Restaurant and Lounge in Old City. (TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer)

Inquirer staff writer Sam Wood reports:

Homicide detectives have no suspects this morning in an overnight slaying outside an upscale Old City restaurant.

A 29-year-old man was shot dead about 1:10 a.m. near the corner of 3rd and Market.

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