Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Breaking News

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After a drug dealer tried to kill Benito Gonzalez in 2011, leaving him alive only because the gun jammed, the veteran Camden police officer began a downward spiral.
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A Main Line prep-school assistant basketball coach told a federal jury Tuesday that Philadelphia narcotics officers robbed him blind during a 2007 search of his City Avenue apartment.
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Two people were found dead in their home on a secluded road in Lower Moreland Township on Tuesday afternoon, with wounds from a chainsaw.
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Individual hospitals in the behavioral health unit of Universal Health Services Inc. have long been dogged by federal investigations into their billing practices, but the King of Prussia company disclosed Tuesday in a regulatory filing that it was under criminal investigation at the corporate level.
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SEPTA police are on the lookout for a young man who knocked out a 60-year-old Market-Frankford Line passenger on the 15th Street Station platform Monday afternoon.
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After paying $6.50 an hour to 125 nursery workers, a Philadelphia-based farm-labor contractor has been ordered to pay $146,100 in civil penalties for back wages and other federal violations.
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Here is the sad, short story of the life of Sebastian. And the story of the agency charged with protecting him.
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KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got into a heated exchange over pensions with a public school teacher at his latest town hall meeting.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - When Chris Christie privatized New Jersey's lottery two years ago, he said its new overseers would "modernize and maximize" the games.
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The first SEPTA bus advertisements proclaiming a controversial anti-Muslim message are expected to appear on Philadelphia streets Wednesday.
MERCHANTVILLE A man who drove his SUV at high speed into oncoming traffic in Merchantville, killing a mother and daughter, pleaded guilty Tuesday to manslaughter and other charges. Citing forensic testing, officials said he had "significant levels" of PCP in his blood and urine.
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A federal judge in Philadelphia on Tuesday sentenced a Conshohocken couple for their roles in the Mastronardo bookmaking organization.
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James Walsh opened the door to Courtroom 3A and peered at the more than two dozen people gathered at the federal courthouse to support him. "Showtime," he said.
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The two men gunned down during a violent West Philly robbery last week have been indentified. Deree Walker, 22, and Gregory Pharr, 25, died following...
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Three months after a Franklin Township police car fatally struck a 10-year-old boy, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office issued a directive Tuesday requiring officers to use warning lights and sirens when their vehicles surpass speed limits by 20 m.p.h. or more.
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Despite persistent opposition, a large redevelopment project in Washington Township that appeared destined to remain tied up in court may be heading toward construction, after officials authorized a tax deal for the plan.
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A judge on Thursday is scheduled to hear City Commissioner Stephanie Singer's last-ditch effort to remain on the ballot in her bid for a second term on the board that oversees Philadelphia elections.
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As two months of budget hearings kicked off Tuesday, City Council wasted no time pushing back on Mayor Nutter's central proposal to rake in $103 million for the city's schools by raising property taxes.
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Gov. Christie's administration on Tuesday sought to appeal a judge's ruling that the state had violated a law requiring New Jersey to contribute more money to the public employee pension system, arguing that the decision had "fabricated a constitutional right" to such funding.
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A 14-year-old boy was in stable condition after being shot Tuesday afternoon in the Hawthorne section of South Philadelphia, police said.