Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Breaking News

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Ursinus College will honor late president Bobby Fong at commencement.
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A teen wanted in a string of violent robberies is on the lam, police said. Hasheem Singletary, 16, escaped from private contractors hired to haul him...
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GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - The leaders of a southern New Jersey university have hired a law firm to conduct a "comprehensive investigation" into the school's purchase and proposed sale of shuttered casino.
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Whether it's Coast Guard children attending the local schools, Coast Guard families renting homes, or Coast Guard spouses working in the community, the marine rescuers touch every facet of life in Cape May County, according to Vicki Clark, president of the county Chamber of Commerce.
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Gathered outside a hulking, vacant North Philadelphia commercial building, city officials Wednesday announced a joint initiative between the Department of Licenses and Inspections and the Fire Department to inspect derelict properties.
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Mayor Michael Nutter could not contain his ire today for the shooter who lodged a bullet in an 8-year-old girl's head when he opened fire on a double parked car in West Philly during a road rage incident Saturday night.
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Deeply in debt, its tax base depleted, and its government in turmoil, tiny Colwyn Borough was declared "financially distressed" Wednesday by the state in an attempt to remedy the town's financial disarray.
A Bucks County man was convicted Wednesday of third-degree murder for killing his 73-year-old father during a fistfight last year in their home in Bristol, prosecutors said.
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Mayor Nutter on Wednesday waded deep into the Democratic primary for mayor, suggesting that State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams is "probably not smart enough" for the city's top elected job if he wants to fire Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey.
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Service on SEPTA's Norristown High Speed Line is suspended until further notice after a train hit and killed an unidentified person, officials said.
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Philadelphia police reported three shootings within an hour Wednesday evening. A 25-year-old man was shot twice in the stomach in the 6100 block of Girard Avenue in West Philadelphia shortly before 5 p.m. and taken to Mercy Hospital. He was listed in critical condition. Suspects were arrested and weapons recovered, police said.
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The federal corruption case against six members of an elite Philadelphia police narcotics squad will head to a jury Thursday, after a second day of closing arguments in which the defense team lauded its clients as heroes and likened the officers' accusers to "a freak show to end all."
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Nine Montgomery County residents were arrested early Wednesday for allegedly failing to pay a total of $66,382 in child support.
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie's administration is "satisfied" with the performance of the private company that manages its lottery sales and marketing, the state treasurer said Wednesday as he defended the contract to lawmakers.
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Prosecutors on Wednesday arrested and charged a former Philadelphia police officer with witness intimidation in the alleged use of his position to obtain information about and threaten his former sister-in-law.
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is returning to New Hampshire as he struggles to press forward with a likely presidential bid following indictments in the 2013 George Washington Bridge scandal.
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is arguing that pretrial publicity, leaks and unprepared defense lawyers are among the reasons a judge should throw out his 45-count conviction for child sexual abuse.
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TRENTON - The Christie administration on Wednesday told the New Jersey Supreme Court that granting public workers a contractual right to pension funding would violate the state constitution and place a "fiscal stranglehold on the state in perpetuity."
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HARRISBURG - A ranking House Republican said Wednesday that party leaders were ready to put to a vote a hotly debated property-tax-relief proposal, shifting the spotlight to an issue certain to become a key point in this year's budget talks.
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A dispute over cats resulted in a man being stabbed in Bridgeton, N.J., on Tuesday, police said.