Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Breaking News

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Though still separated by a parking lot at the stadium complex in South Philadelphia, the Flyers and Phillies got a bit closer digitally on Tuesday.
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The lawyers defending ex-Eagle Irving Fryar and his mother, Allene McGhee, against mortgage fraud charges rested their case in a Mount Holly courtroom Tuesday without calling any witnesses.
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LINDEN, N.J. (AP) - The latest in the New Jersey Turnpike truck accident (all times local):
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StoneMor Partners L.P. on Tuesday announced a scholarship program that will aid an incoming freshman at each of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's 17 high schools.
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A 19-year-old man was killed and a woman injured Tuesday morning in a two-car accident in Chester County, police said.
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The Willow Grove man accused of using Craigslist ads to set up victims in armed robberies - including the fatal 2013 shooting of a South Jersey man who had gone to West Oak Lane to buy an all-terrain vehicle - was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder.
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Fiery accidents involving trucks have shut down parts of both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Turnpikes. The eastbound lanes of Pennsylvania Turnpike are closed between Willow Grove and Bensalem due to a fire in a tractor-trailer in Southhampton.
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Susanne Cassidy caught a train downtown from Wynnewood, leaving enough time to make her way through the midday heat to the offices of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She wanted to be there Monday to support her friend Margie Winters.
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The search for whoever assaulted "hitchBOT" over the weekend - tearing the little globe-trotting robot from limb to limb - took a dark turn Tuesday on social media where speculation grew that the whole thing may have been a prank.
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Republican voters won't cast actual ballots for months, but the winnowing of a historically large field of contenders for the party's presidential nomination began Tuesday afternoon - in the offices of Fox News.
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City Controller Alan Butkovitz is calling on the Water Revenue Bureau to increase oversight of its process for adjusting water bills, arguing that its current system invites abuse by employees.
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Asserting that Christians are more persecuted today than at "any time since their early history," the Knights of Columbus announced here Tuesday a major expansion of its humanitarian aid effort for Christian refugees in the Middle East, especially Syria and Iraq.
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Gov. Christie on Tuesday reflected on his Catholic faith and told diners at a New Hampshire restaurant that he had used birth control, against the teaching of his church.
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A fried Kentacobell manager who thought she'd ride the gravy train to easy cash by setting up a robbery at her store last week has ended up spilling the beans and admitting she was behind the whole enchilada, according to police.
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Responding to criticism that its discounted Internet Essentials service was only available to poor families with children, Comcast Corp. said on Tuesday that it would expand the $9.95-a-month program to low-income senior citizens.
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A Camden County grand jury has decided against indictments for six police officers involved in the shooting death of a 42-year-old Berlin, Camden County, man a year ago.
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SEPTA papal passes weren't quite the hot ticket this week that they were last month. By the close of its Monday online lottery for Regional Rail passes for Pope Francis' visit in September, SEPTA received requests for 328,045 passes, leaving more than 20,000 unsold.
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For the second time within a week, Gov. Wolf has met with Republican legislative leaders, but once again they have failed to find common ground on a new budget, now more than a month overdue.
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Lancaster Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets in Powelton will close Thursday beginning at 3 p.m. for the "Night Market" - the Philadelphia Food Trust event that celebrates up-and-coming neighborhoods with a food festival.
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Composite sketches were released Tuesday of an unidentified woman found in January along the Delaware River near a solid waste disposal facility in South Jersey.