Saturday, February 28, 2015

Breaking News

A 15-year-old boy was arrested and other suspects were identified Friday in connection with a series of muggings north of Center City, police said.
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Gov. Wolf said Friday that he wants to help 5,500 more Pennsylvania seniors get caregiving services in their own homes rather than in nursing homes, and promised to make the approval process for home health care much faster.
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OXON HILL, Md. - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been raising money and drawing buzz as the perceived favorite of the Republican establishment for the 2016 presidential nomination.
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The principal of Science Leadership Academy will skip school Monday and Tuesday. So will the principal of the Workshop School and the leader of Science Leadership Academy at Beeber.
Organizers of a march Saturday to protest the fatal police shooting two months ago of a motorist Jerame Reid in Bridgeton, N.J., said Friday they expect to draw hundreds from all over the region, including the mother of a man killed by Philadelphia police.
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Her clients testified that "Black Madam" Padge-Victoria Windslowe boasted of doing buttocks-enhancement injections on celebrities, but said privacy rules would not let her name names.
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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Casper police have arrested a man who is wanted in Pennsylvania on suspicion of robbery and kidnapping.
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A 31-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting Friday night in the Stenton section of East Mount Airy, police said.
More security cameras. More uniformed officers. More plainclothes officers. Those are the changes shoppers are likely to see at their local malls if legitimate terror threats are received, according to security experts.
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The former superintendent of the Coatesville Area School District, charged with dozens of counts of theft and state ethics violations, appeared in court Friday for the first time since he was arrested in December.
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Joseph Neubauer, the former chairman of Philadelphia-based hospitality company Aramark, was elected Thursday as chairman of the board of trustees at the University of Chicago.
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A Philadelphia man who was at the Delaware County Courthouse to face charges of aggravated assault last year conned another defendant's girlfriend into believing he was an attorney and ran off with $1,300 of her money, according to the Delaware County District Attorney's Office.
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Winter forecasts looked cold – but not this cold – and whiffed on snow around here.
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A Philadelphia woman was sentenced Friday to at least 21 months in prison for her role in the death of her 11-year-old daughter, who was shot by her 2-year-old son with a revolver she kept in her Mantua home.
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Susan Funck got the horrible news on her 47th birthday - Aug. 27, 2012. Her 13-year-old daughter, Hannah Duffy, had a brain tumor. A biopsy later confirmed that the tumor was malignant. It would be fatal.
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This year, with a "Celebrate the Movies" theme, the Philadelphia Flower Show is a sensory indulgence: the smell of popcorn, the sight of famous cinematic kisses on a giant screen, and sounds as varied as Tarzan's tinny call of the wild and the soaring score of Gone With the Wind.
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A man was in critical condition after falling under a SEPTA bus Friday afternoon in the city's Logan section, authorities said.
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First, Philadelphia City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. entered his reelection kickoff party to a remix with this unforgettable hook: "Curtis. Jones. Junior, junior, junior."
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Acknowledging the popularity of ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, the Philadelphia Parking Authority said it plans to require better taxicab service in the city.