Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Breaking News

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State Superior Court handed its second smackdown Wednesday to lawyers seeking to collect a fine of nearly $1 million against Philadelphia-area insurance defense lawyer Nancy Raynor.
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WASHINGTON - Regulators want to make it easier for consumers to stop unwanted robocalls and spam text messages, which have led to a flood of complaints to federal agencies.
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Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. settled the actor-comedian's lawsuit over a New Jersey Turnpike crash that had left him in a coma for days and killed another comedian.
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One day after a heated hearing between City Council and School District officials, on Wednesday, parents, teachers, and advocates had their turn and delivered a straightforward message to Council: We need more funding.
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When he abruptly resigned from the state House last month, Joe Hackett said he was returning to an $85,290-a-year job with the Delaware County District Attorney's Office after a five-year leave of absence.
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DELAWARE COUNTY State grant to help fight W. Nile virus SPRINGFIELD Delaware County officials are getting some help this year in battling the threat of West Nile virus.
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CHESTER COUNTY School chief says tests are hurting WEST CHESTER The superintendent of a top-performing Chester County school district is fighting state testing requirements as schools finish the year's standardized exams.
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COLMAR NHS Human Services, based in Lafayette Hill, has scheduled a celebration in Colmar on Friday to acknowledge foster families in Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties for their services and commitment to the children in their care. May is National Foster Care Month.
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BUCKS COUNTY New documentary on Pearl S. Buck shown Thursday HILLTOWN TWP. A new documentary celebrating Pearl S. Buck, a Nobel Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, is to be shown Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
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After two straight years of rejection, a proposed apartment complex for veterans in Chester County has received the tax credits it needs to move forward.
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After the May 12 derailment of Amtrak Train 188 in Philadelphia that left thousands of regional commuters scrambling for other transportation, airfares between New York and Washington seemed to skyrocket - coach fares between Washington Dulles and John F. Kennedy airports were going for $1,000 and more one way.
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A Southwest Philadelphia man pleaded guilty to third-degree murder Wednesday for the 2013 shooting of a man who refused to give up his backpack in a robbery.
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To two generations of students, teachers, and parents in Bucks County's sprawling Council Rock School District, it might seem unfathomable, but Mark Klein once dropped out of the education world.
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Emily Damuth and Stephen Trzeciak, critical-care specialists at Cooper University Hospital, would like to be able to tell patients what their lives will be like if they choose to stay on a breathing machine for more than a couple of weeks.
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Investigators are scouring the city for a man who forced his way inside a home in West Philly early Tuesday and then brutally beat its occupant with...
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has a message for one of his potential rivals in the 2016 presidential contest: toughen up.
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CABOT, Pa. - Rick Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania who was the runner-up for the 2012 Republican nomination, announced his second presidential bid Wednesday with a vow to fight for the forgotten American worker.
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Teachers at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's 17 high schools, educating 13,500 students, unanimously voted Wednesday night to reject a proposed one-year contract, saying that the wage increase the archdiocese offered would not even cover the rise in medical-insurance premiums.
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A person was fatally struck by an Amtrak train Wednesday night near SEPTA's Devon station in Chester County, authorities said.
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Pennsauken Township's Police Department will not be replaced with a Camden County-run force, the township's public safety director said Wednesday, ending weeks of uncertainty among officers and other residents about the future of policing there.
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A 30-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting Wednesday evening in the city's Kensington section, police said. At 6:38 p.m. in the 2800 block of Kensington Avenue, the man was shot twice in the back, once in the right abdomen, and once in the right arm. Police took him to Temple University Hospital.
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The national office of Kappa Delta Rho, the Pennsylvania State University fraternity that was suspended for three years after it became known that some of its members had posted nude photos of unsuspecting women on a restricted Facebook page, had no harsh words for the punishment handed down.
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Charges have been dismissed against a New York City police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Atlantic City last year.
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A Gloucester County man was sentenced last week to life in prison without parole for killing a 79-year-old Paulsboro woman in 2012, prosecutors said Wednesday.
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Michael A. Palis, a Rutgers-Camden computer science professor who helped start the school’s computer science department, will become the campus’ next provost, the school announced Thursday.
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