Term limits and taxes, pension reform and development projects, school funding and "low-wage workers" - these are the issues of interest to a new political nonprofit that hopes to shape Philadelphia City Council in this year's election and for years to come.
EAGLEVILLE With enrollments sharply declining, Methacton School Superintendent David Zerbe has recommended that the district close Audubon Elementary School. At a recent crowded school board meeting, Zerbe said he chose Audubon over another elementary school, Arrowhead, for several reasons, including its proximity to another underutilized elementary school, its location on a main thoroughfare, and because it is the most expensive building in the district to operate because of its age.
Another congressional contender is joining the field in Bucks County. Shaughnessy Naughton, a small-business owner who lost the 2014 Democratic primary for the county's House seat, will file paperwork Thursday morning to run again in 2016, according to her campaign.
The switch from former Gov. Tom Corbett's "Healthy Pennsylvania" program to Gov. Wolf's Medicaid expansion is expected to be completed by the end of April, Ted Dallas, acting secretary of the state Department of Human Services, said Wednesday.
A man was taken into custody following a fatal stabbing Wednesday afternoon inside a Montgomery County home, authorities said. Shortly before 3 p.m., police were called to the 200 block of Newington Drive in Upper Moreland Township for a reported stabbing, authorities said. Police found the victim's body inside the residence.
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks sank Wednesday, pulling indexes further below record highs hit earlier in the week. The drop was modest but broad: Nine of the 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index lost ground.