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Archive: July, 2013

5 stories to follow: July 31

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 6:33 AM
Here's your daily look at five stories we're following: 1. Gay marriage lawsuit: The state has sued the Montgomery County register of wills to stop the county from giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples. A county lawyer, however, says Montco will continue to issue the licenses while the litigation... Read more

Giant lottery jackpots won in Pa.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 3:21 PM
Patricia Chandler of Upper Darby has finally stepped forward to claim the June 22, 2013, Powerball jackpot. She bought the winning ticket at a Philadelphia beer outlet, and claimed the cash, worth $77.4 million. It's a lot but far from the record for Pennsylvania, or even for a ticket bought in Philadelphia... Read more

5 stories to follow: July 30

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 6:49 AM
Here's your daily look at five stories to know about: 1. House explosion: Investigators are continuing to probe an apparent gas explosion that resulted in a rowhouse and its two adjoining homes collapsing in South Philadelphia on Monday. Extensive renovations were being done at the site, and the incident... Read more

Top 10 'Sharkanado' sequel titles

Monday, July 29, 2013, 3:41 PM
Sharknado, coming to select movie theaters on Aug. 2, certainly got folks talking after its broadcasts on the Syfy network. It's so jaw-droppingly dopey -- the idea of waterspouts raining sharks on Los Angeles -- it's hysterically entertaining. A biting satire? Bloody unlikely, since it seems to ride... Read more

5 stories to follow: July 29

Monday, July 29, 2013, 7:28 AM
It's Monday. Get your week started with a quick look at stories we'll be following today: 1. Penn State hearing: Three former Penn State administrators face a preliminary hearing today over their alleged roles in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. Former university president Graham Spanier, retired... Read more

Cities with the worst drivers

Friday, July 26, 2013, 10:36 AM
There are lots of ways to measure which city has the worst drivers. Slate pulled together data on a number of indicators, and aggregated the results to find out which towns have the worst motorists when a variety of factors are taken into account. Philadelphia doesn't fare well. A few other Pennsylvania... Read more

5 stories to follow: July 26

Friday, July 26, 2013, 7:00 AM
Happy Friday. Here are five stories to know about before starting your weekend. 1. Trayvon Martin's mother in Philly: The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin will speak at the National Urban League's annual conference in Philadelphia today. Sybrina Fulton is scheduled to address the group... Read more

5 stories to follow: July 25

Thursday, July 25, 2013, 6:39 AM
Here's your look at five stories we'll be following today: 1. Missing teen swimmers: Emergency crews are continuing the search for two teenage swimmers who went missing in a Bensalem Township creek on Tuesday night. Responders called off the search in Neshaminy Creek for 19-year-old Perry Krewson... Read more

5 stories to follow: July 24

Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 6:44 AM
Here's your daily look at five stories to know about: 1. Urban League conference: The National Urban League's annual conference begins today in Philadelphia. The event, which runs from today through Saturday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, is called "Redeem the Dream: Jobs Rebuild America"... Read more

5 weather records set in Philadelphia in summer 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 10:32 AM
Heat and rain have led Philadelphia to beat some weather records this summer. The city recently topped its record for the number of consecutive days in which the temperature hasn't dropped below 70 degrees. Here, we round up all of the wild weather that's set records in Philadelphia so far this summer... Read more
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