Monday, February 8, 2016

Breaking News

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Previously, people could simply sign up to receive more information on volunteering. Today a revamped volunteer registration portal allows them - and wheover else is interested - to sign up for specific jobs at and around the convention.
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Family members of murder victim Ellen Gregory Robb, backed by Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, said Monday they would vigorously oppose parole for her husband, who is serving a 10-year prison term for her killing.
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Two tickets sold in the same Chester County town won big prizes in recent lottery games, while a Bucks County ticket hit the jackpot in another drawing.
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Temple University's board of trustees is set to hold a special meeting Monday afternoon to weigh plans for a new on-campus football stadium.
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Kathryn Knott, the 25-year-old Bucks County woman who was convicted by a Philadelphia jury in December of participating in an attack on a gay couple in Center City, is to be sentenced Monday afternoon.
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A male pedestrian died after he was struck by a minivan in Philadelphia's Bustleton section. Philadelphia police said the man was walking in the road on Bustleton Avenue near Veree Road when he was hit at about 9 p.m. Sunday.
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As Camden's City Council moves to fill a vacancy left by departing member Arthur Barclay, a familiar name has emerged as his likely successor: Angel Fuentes, who spent 16 years on Council before leaving in 2010 for an Assembly seat.
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A Montgomery County man has been arrested for allegedly dragging a police officer with his vehicle during a routine traffic stop in Overbrook.
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A British company has purchased CenTrak Inc., a Newtown company with a system designed to help health-care providers keep track of equipment, for $140 million, the buyer, Halma P.L.C., said.
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Police are investigating reports of hazing by football players in one of the region's elite school districts. The players are current or former members of the Conestoga High School team, according to the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District in Chester County.
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City Council President Darrell L. Clarke on Monday will announce a “comprehensive energy plan” he said will yield 10,000 jobs over 10 years.
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You probably think of StubHub as a website you can use to buy tickets on the "secondary market," when someone else who has them wants to get rid of them.
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Another day, another gig for Michael Nutter. The former Philadelphia mayor will serve as a senior fellow for What Works Cities, a Michael Bloomberg-funded, data-driven, philanthropic program aimed at making government more effective and increasing community engagement. Nutter will advise mayors around the country and serve as the program's national spokesman.
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NEW YORK - Twice, applause erupted as the owner of the rusting SS United States touted a proposal to restore the once-grand liner and set it to sea again, ferrying passengers in high-class splendor.
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A federal whistle-blower suit claims an elementary principal at the Franklin Towne Charter School in Bridesburg was hired under false pretenses and then terminated after he raised serious concerns about its operations.
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A judge on Monday rejected a request by prosecutors to revoke bail and jail a prominent Bucks County matriarch awaiting trial on charges of insurance fraud.Prosecutors claimed that Claire Risoldi, 68, the politically connected socialite accused of financing a lavish lifestyle through fraud, again tried to intimidate a witness in her upcoming trial - an accusation they've made four times since her January 2015 arrest.
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Former Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and an ex-NFL player got into an argument with three off-duty cops over champagne early Sunday in a an Old City nightclub, an incident that devolved into a brutal beat down that landed two of the officers in the hospital, according to incident reports.
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Authorities are investigating an overnight officer-involved shooting in Chester. Two people were shot in the incident, which happened shortly after 2 a.m. on the 1200 block of Keystone Drive, according to police radio reports.
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Several inches of snow are possible in the Philadelphia region starting Monday night, with parts of the New Jersey coast already seeing flooding from a separate storm system.
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Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 22-year-old man in Camden. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office said Nicholas Rowser was shot on the 1500 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue at about 4 p.m. Sunday.