Saturday, September 20, 2014
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An emergency hearing scheduled for Friday on a request by Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School for $1.4 million from the Philadelphia School District was again put on hold.
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A string of weather stations will be placed near I-295 and rail lines to assist Gloucester County officials should an event like the 2012 Paulsboro train derailment and toxic leak occur again.
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CANADENSIS, Pa. - For the second night in a row Friday, police shut down roads and told people to stay in their homes near a house that Eric Frein, suspected of killing one state trooper and wounding another in an ambush last week, shared with his parents.
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A draft proposal to split Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and Inspections in two already has officials split on the idea - and whether the draft should be made public.
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An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced Friday to nearly a year in jail in connection with the beating death of a pit bull in January.
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A Princeton man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in state prison for scamming more than $233,000 from a woman he met in Atlantic City.
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Citing increased costs and the desire to create a business innovation program, Pennsylvania State University will seek a 6 percent increase in state funding next year.
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Philadelphia's Veterans Affairs benefits office, which has been under national scrutiny for months, is scheduled to be the focus of a congressional investigative hearing in New Jersey on Oct. 3.
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A Philadelphia Orphans' Court judge has appointed a receivership to rehabilitate the neglected 200-acre Mount Moriah Cemetery, which straddles Cobbs Creek in Southwest Philadelphia and Yeadon, Delaware County, according to an order posted Friday.
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Frank and Megan Trosky had told their 8-year-old twins that they would be back home in Pitman on Tuesday. They didn't say they were spending their 10th wedding anniversary in Mexico - the twin brother and sister loved snorkeling there on previous vacations and would have "thrown a hissy fit," a relative said.
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The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office announced Friday that it had agreed to a new trial for Anthony Wright, now serving life in prison for the 1991 rape and murder of a 77-year-old Nicetown woman.
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You know that non-binding ballot referendum City Council approved Thursday to ask voters if the School Reform Commission should be abolished?
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HARRISBURG - A second top aide to Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is leaving. Linda Dale Hoffa, senior executive deputy attorney general, told Kane this week that after two years in Harrisburg, she has decided to return to Philadelphia to be with her family. Her last day is Sept. 30.
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Robert Merritt, a member of Philadelphia drug kingpin Kaboni Savage's crew, was sentenced to life in prison Friday for his role in the 2004 firebombing that killed six people, including four children - all members of a federal witness' family.
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Despite video evidence, jury unable to reach verdict in theft case of Gerold Gibson.
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A mistrial was declared Friday in the case against former Philadelphia Police Officer Gerold Gibson, accused of theft and related offenses in a sting operation in which he was videotaped taking money from a staged vehicle.
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Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf joined a growing chorus Friday calling for expanded state hate-crime laws after a Center City assault that left a gay couple seriously injured.
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Downingtown native Lisa Victorius was a record-breaking track star at the University of South Carolina. She held the school's 3,000-meter record, was captain of the cross-country and track teams, and won rookie of the year as a freshman runner.
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A man jumped over the White House fence and ran for several seconds towards the executive mansion on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama and his daughters departed for the weekend.
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A fund-raising campaign launched by students in California to support the Neshaminy High School student newspaper reached its goal of $2,400 in fewer than two days.