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Archive: May, 2013

10 facts about America's veterans

Friday, May 24, 2013, 10:01 AM
Memorial Day most frequently conjures up images of beaches and barbeques. But the holiday was created to honor soldiers who died during the Civil War. So in that spirit, here are 10 facts about America's veterans: 1. A total of 3,460 male veterans and one female veteran have received the Medal of... Read more

5 stories to follow: May 24

Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:33 AM
Happy Friday. Let's kick off the last day at the office before the long Memorial Day weekend with a quick look at five stories to know about: 1. Memorial Day: It is, of course, Memorial Day weekend. The Jersey Shore says it's ready for summer, even after the wreckage from Superstorm Sandy last fall... Read more

Tornadoes that touched down near Philly

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7:33 AM
Fortunately, most twisters that form in the Philadelphia area are short-lived and nowhere near as powerful as the one that killed two dozen people in Oklahoma on May 20, 2013. But some deaths have occurred, including three in Montgomery County in 1994, and some twisters have done a million dollars... Read more

5 stories to follow: May 23

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 6:59 AM
Here's your look at five stories we're following today: 1. Life of Kai: More details are emerging about Caleb Lawrence McGillivary, the 24-year-old who gained Internet fame as "Kai the Hitchhiker" and was arrested in Philly for a New Jersey slaying last week. His family described to the Inquirer a... Read more

5 stories to follow: May 22

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 6:58 AM
Here's your round-up of five stories to know about today: 1. Election results: In the Pennsylvania primary Tuesday, City Controller Alan Butzkovitz prevailed in the Democratic contest and will face Republican Terry Tracey in November. More election news and results: Pa. suburbs, Philly DA, judges... Read more

5 stories to follow: May 21

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 6:58 AM
Here's your daily look at five stories to know about: 1. Oklahoma twister: More than 50 people are dead after a large tornado ripped through an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday. 2. Kaboni Savage sentencing: Penalty hearings begin today for the drug kingpin, convicted of 12 murders last week, including... Read more

Top 10 states for lottery jackpots

Monday, May 20, 2013, 11:08 AM
Florida has won more Powerball jackpots than any state? That's what a quote in a news story said after a ticket sold in Zephyrville, Fla., hit Powerball's $590.5 million jackpot in Saturday night's drawing. Sorry, Florida. Not even close. Indiana is No. 1 in Powerball with 19 jackpots, followed by... Read more

The states with the most native-born residents

Monday, May 20, 2013, 10:00 AM
In some states, more than three-quarters of residents were born in that state. In others, fewer than 40 percent of residents are native-born. Here's a look, via a recent University of Virginia analysis, of which states (plus D.C.) have the most, and least, native-born residents, according to 2010 Census... Read more

5 stories to follow: May 20

Monday, May 20, 2013, 7:32 AM
We're back from the weekend with five stories to know about today: 1. Hero cop investigated: Former Philadelphia police Officer Richard DeCoatsworth, charged with rape over the weekend, had previously been investigated for witness intimidation. DeCoatsworth, who retired in December 2011, had received... Read more

See which Phillie garnered the highest FINAL bid in team auction (You'll be very surprised)

Friday, May 17, 2013, 4:14 PM
Fans will very surprised which current pitcher received the top bid from a fan for a pitching clinic with in the franchise's first online auction, which wrapped up Thursday. The bid came out of nowhere to beat out the likes of clinics with Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins. Read more
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