Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Breaking News

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Even in a best-case scenario, the Philadelphia School District faces a $30 million deficit for next year. And that's with asking for $309 million in new money from the city and state, and not planning on any teacher raises over the next five years.
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Bills requiring New Jersey public contracts at the state and local levels to use U.S.-made goods passed the state Legislature on Thursday over the objections of business groups, which argued that the measures would make the state less competitive.
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A Philadelphia woman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Thursday in the April death of her 11-year-old daughter, who was shot by her 2-year-old brother with a gun her mother kept in the house.
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Several hundred people endured a frigid late Thursday afternoon at Dilworth Park in Center City to remember 149 people who died in the last year who were homeless or formerly homeless.
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WASHINGTON - The name of Michael J. Crescenz, the only Philadelphian to receive the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War, will adorn Philadelphia's VA hospital now that President Obama has signed a bill to rename the facility.
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The investigation into the fatal accident that killed a Bucks County 16-year-old near a stopped school bus is continuing, and no decision has yet been made on whether any charges will be filed in the incident, police said Thursday.
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Police are looking for a woman who allegedly claimed to have a bomb as she robbed a Rite Aid in Hatfield Township.
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A judge is delaying a trial on the legality of the NCAA's consent decree that punished Penn State for its handling of sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
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NEW YORK - The City of New York and Lincoln Center are evicting the invitation-only, twice-yearly Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in a court spat over destroyed trees and displaced park benches.
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A former Philadelphia publishing company owner and his companion were struck and killed by a car Wednesday night while crossing the street near their new home in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
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A North Philadelphia woman faces up to 22 years in prison in connection with the drowning of a boy who attended her improperly licensed day-care center.
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A plastics company has agreed to provide a filtration system for the town’s affected well.
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Nextdoor.com, a for-profit social-networking site, and the Nutter administration announced a partnership Thursday that will enable the city to communicate directly with Nextdoor's 17,000 local users.
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A senior at Samuel Fels High School faces a list of charges after a gun he allegedly brought to school prompted a lockdown yesterday. Juan Mejias, 18...
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SEPTA will spend $55.5 million to replace the 120-year-old Crum Creek rail bridge on the busy Media-Elwyn line in Delaware County, after approval by the SEPTA board Thursday.
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Dozens of jewelers, pawnshops, and other cash-for-gold locations in New Jersey municipalities violated state laws, potentially cheating customers, the state Attorney General's Office said.
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A Philadelphia Fire Department paramedic has apologized for posting on Instagram a photo of two black men pointing handguns at a white police officer under the caption: "Our real enemy."
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Today it was announced Philadelphia's District Attorney Seth Williams has stopped trying to take away Doila Welch's home. Unbeknownst to Welch, her son...
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Philadelphia prosecutors agreed Thursday to halt efforts to seize the homes of two of the lead plaintiffs in a widely publicized federal suit challenging the city's use of civil forfeiture laws in drug cases.
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Philly School Files: It's another busy day in Philadelphia School District land - on tap is an SRC meeting, a student die-in, and a five-year financial plan for the cash-strapped school system.
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Much like the Yellowpages serve as a phone directory for businesses, Project Nextdoor is an online database to improve city-to-resident and neighbor-to-neighbor communications throughout Philadelphia.
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BEAR, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say a man hurt in a single-vehicle crash has died of his injuries.
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A Philadelphia pimp who sold a child for sex and forced two other women into prostitution was sentenced this morning to life in prison without a chance of parole.
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Fresh off the construction of its gleaming, $100 million building expansion in University City, the Wistar Institute announced Thursday that it had appointed a new leader from within.
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania lawmakers' willingness to stop taking gifts from lobbyists, state contractors and other people who want to influence state government is about to be tested.
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