Thursday, March 5, 2015

Breaking News

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Hundreds of Thursday flights were canceled and towns declared emergencies in advance of snowfall likely to be the signature event of a tenacious late-winter spell that has iced the region with record cold and nuisance storms.
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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.
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BUCKS COUNTY County workers in two units get new contracts from board DOYLESTOWN The county commissioners voted Wednesday to approve new contracts for about a quarter of the county's unionized employees, according to officials.
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Mayor Nutter will ask City Council on Thursday to approve a 9.3 percent increase in property taxes to fund the beleaguered School District.
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An Atlantic City woman was indicted Wednesday on charges alleging that she attempted to drown her baby while jumping off a jetty into the ocean last year, said Atlantic County Prosecutor James P. McClain.
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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.
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DELAWARE COUNTY Kristen Rushing named president of bar association MEDIA The Delaware County Bar Association has named a new president.
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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.
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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.
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A man in his 30s died after being shot and then run over by a car Wednesday night in the city's Feltonville section, police said.
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A witness testifying Wednesday for defense lawyer Nancy Raynor - hit with nearly $1 million in court-imposed sanctions last Oct. 31 because one of her experts offered banned testimony in a medical-malpractice trial - said Raynor had taken steps to ensure that the information was not heard by the jury.
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CHESTER COUNTY Victory set to hire for new brewpub KENNETT SQUARE Victory Brewing Co. will hire between 50 and 60 employees for its Kennett Square location, set to open in mid- to late April, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday.
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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.
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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.
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Burlington County College didn't have to look far for its next president. A year after Gov. Christie plucked its previous president out of the state's largest county to become New Jersey education commissioner, the college named Paul Drayton Jr., the Burlington County administrator and former CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority, as its new leader.
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State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, a Democratic candidate for Philadelphia mayor, on Wednesday offered a three-pronged prescription for raising $200 million for city schools that includes shifting more property taxes to the district.