Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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It’s not every day the federal government files an arrest warrant for a stuffed tiger, but yesterday the U.S. Attorney’s office in New Jersey...
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Animal-cruelty officers confiscated four live dogs, a dead dog, and two snakes Wednesday afternoon at a house in the city's East Germantown section that officials said may be connected to illegal dogfighting.
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What used to be a bare pool deck at Francisville Playground in North Philadelphia was reminiscent Wednesday of a small beach scene: Neighborhood children splashed in the water, and their parents lounged alongside palm trees, umbrellas and an elevated seating area that looked something like a boardwalk.
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The Pennsylvania attorney general's office Wednesday filed a sweeping lawsuit against a big nursing home chain, accusing it of understaffing that has left residents "thirsty, hungry, dirty and unkempt."
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HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania will continue to operate without a budget until at least until next week, when Gov. Wolf and Republican legislators are expected to return to the negotiating table to try and break the impasse over a new fiscal blueprint for the state.
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Cruising into the end of your work week expect a slight chance of showers Thursday and Friday - mainly south of Philadelphia - with temperatures holding steady in the low-to-mid 80s and slightly below the seasonal average 86.
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Her face painted red, white and blue, Grace Bendon stood, screaming, in the overwhelming sea of United States fans.
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When Alexa Middleton finished taking the SAT on June 6, she flopped on her parents' bed: "I'm done. I did it." She would tell her mother later: "I don't want to take that test ever again."
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It was a polite protest, the women wearing dresses and heels, the men in dark suits and ties. But when John James stepped onto Independence Mall on that hot July 4 in 1965, he had a lot to lose.
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Despite Philadelphians smoking less, they are still smoking enough to help fund city schools. As the 2015 fiscal year wrapped up Tuesday, state, city and school district officials were confident they would get the $49 million they were expecting from the new $2-per-pack cigarette tax.
The man who police say ran down a bicyclist last month and then fled the scene has surrendered to police. Raymond Wands, 38, turned himself in to officers...
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CONCORD TWP. Wawa Inc. wants to make Concord Township residents' trip to the chain even more convenient. The Delaware County-based chain appeared before the Concord Township Board of Supervisors Tuesday, seeking approval to begin selling six-packs of beer at its store on Naamans Creek Road in Chadds Ford.
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President Obama will visit Philadelphia to deliver the keynote address July 14 at the 106th NAACP Annual Convention, the organization announced Wednesday.
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A South Jersey man has been charged with arson and aggravated assault after allegedly torching his family home in Deptford. The June 14 blaze injured...
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It seemed to Philadelphia Art Commission members Wednesday a curious notion: SugarHouse Casino was asking for approval to finance a documentary and annual film festival to meet its mandate to invest in public art.
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A SEPTA train at a maintenance facility in Malvern was rolling along at 18 mph - five miles over its authorized speed limit - when a beep sounded and an orange light lit up on the display unit of the Positive Train Control (PTC) system.
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Will Msgr. William J. Lynn be in the audience?
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Beginning Monday, elderly low-income Philadelphians can receive $20 worth of vouchers for fresh, locally grown produce from Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PAC). The vouchers, which can be used at 59 farmers' markets citywide, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be valid until Nov. 30.
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In a sweep of Philadelphia public schools, investigators from the City Controller's office found a litany of health and safety threats including exposed electrical wires, cockroaches and wide-spread water damage.
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Weather or Not: The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado did touch down in Honey Brook Township, Chester County, on Tuesday afternoon.
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Adam Mayr is accused of taking photos of female students over a two-year period in Gloucester County and may soon face a lawsuit.
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Like so much else in Philadelphia, the city’s streets are a product of its past.
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A North Philadelphia woman who admitted helping her boyfriend identify and kill a 29-year-old bodega clerk he believed was a witness against him in another murder was sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison Wednesday by a Philadelphia judge.
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A Bucks County man was charged Wednesday with swindling six people out of more than $1.8 million through an investment scheme that promised unusually high rates of return, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said.
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Legislators in Harrisburg are making strange moves on medical marijuana. Since 2009, a number of active bills have languished in the General Assembly. Suddenly, the state reps have a match lit between their toes on the issue. But that has sent them running, full speed in the wrong direction.
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