Saturday, September 20, 2014
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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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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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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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Despite video evidence, jury unable to reach verdict in theft case of Gerold Gibson.
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No headphones in the hallway? No eating outside? One-way stairwells? Come on, man. Those newly enforced rules at Cheltenham High School were too much for some 500 students who staged a sit-in Friday to protest the school's onerous measures.
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The Philadelphia District Attorney's office announced Friday that it has 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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Get ready for a dramatic reversal of temperatures this weekend. The high pressure system that gave us a cool Friday will move off the coast allowing...
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As the longest-serving township councilman in Cherry Hill history, N. John Amato embraced his role as "Mr. Cherry Hill." Besides attending council meetings, he was a familiar face at dedications, school fairs, and church and synagogue events. He built a reputation as a popular Santa at the Cherry Hill Mall and at private parties in South Jersey.
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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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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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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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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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Eliminate the School Reform Commission? Not so fast, Chairman Bill Green said. Responding to a City Council vote to place on the November ballot a...
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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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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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A federal judge Friday ordered the immediate deportation of an Afghan doctor who prosecutors said passed coded messages to a terrorist group with ties to al-Qaeda.
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A Mount Holly man accused of sexually assaulting a child has been extradited to New Jersey after allegedly fleeing the country when he learned he was being investigated.