Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The extensive and valuable art collection owned by the Philadelphia School District should be freed from a decade in storage and publicly displayed once more, the city controller told the school superintendent Wednesday.
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An Atlantic City man who recently entered the world of professional boxing is facing murder charges in connection with a fatal shooting this past January.
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Three emaciated pit bulls were rescued from a West Oak Lane home on Wednesday, according to the Pennsylvania SPCA.
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A Delaware County man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 51 months in prison for stealing the identities of hospital patients to aid a tax-fraud scheme, federal prosecutors said.
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The city of Philadelphia has released a list of street closures that will go into effect for the Budweiser Made in America Festival this Labor Day weekend.
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Police are searching for a bandit who struck a Center City bank branch late Saturday morning while wearing an “old man” mask. Shortly before...
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A top Veterans Affairs administrator in Philadelphia insisted Wednesday that the pictures of Oscar the Grouch peppered around its internal training guide were not meant to depict cranky veterans.
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In a city with more than 2,000 child-care and preschool facilities, just 15 percent are considered "high quality" by education advocates. And information about them is tough to come by.
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A new drinking-water test requirement has led authorities in Warminster and Horsham to close four major wells and could further delay the redevelopment of the former Naval Air Station Willow Grove.
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Arrests for marijuana possession in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania were largely unchanged in 2013 compared to 2012. Yet, striking racial disparities...
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HARRISBURG - After several high-profile ethics violations by top staffers, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has revised its code of conduct for employees and implemented a new code for firms doing business with the agency.
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A Lower Providence Township police officer died Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot at the Police Department form what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Montgomery County coroner said.
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A new law signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the second state to mandate a remote “kill switch” for all smartphones—but...
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Bucks company fined for storing hazardous waste in Chesco A Bucks County company was ordered to pay $1.2 million in fines and sentenced to five years probation for illegally storing explosive hazardous waste, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
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The slow but certain rebirth of North Broad Street has seen some surprising transformations and inspired proposals. A former auto showroom, and later...
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They felt the love. For 41/2 jubilant, noisy, hot, and at times slightly weird hours, the 12 members of the Taney Dragons Little League team, and their parents, siblings, friends, coaches, and variations thereof, took a bow to a citywide standing ovation.
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Temple University is examining allegations raised in a student newspaper that a former head coach of track and field verbally abused, intimidated, and compromised the safety of his athletes, the chairman of the university board of trustees said Wednesday.
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University of Pennsylvania researchers have uncovered evidence of a possible 120 million-year-old dinosaur nest that may have been overseen by a dinosaur “babysitter.”
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Three former board members of the Philadelphia NAACP are demanding more financial records of a community development corporation controlled by former NAACP president J. Whyatt Mondesire.
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The two brothers were being held, bound, and beaten in a garage behind a Southwest Philadelphia house when their captors allowed one to make a phone call, law enforcement sources say.