Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Some schools in the Poconos are closed today due to the ongoing manhunt for the gunman who shot two state police troopers in an ambush attack, killing...
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The faculty adviser for Neshaminy High School's student newspaper was suspended for two days this week in what appeared to be the latest turn in a nearly yearlong battle over the newspaper's attempt to ban the word Redskin.
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They've got North Sea oil. They've got silky Scotch. Now, many are demanding free-e-e-e-dom! Ken Kirkwood, a retired civil engineer who has lived in Haddonfield since 1976, is unequivocal: If he lived in his native Scotland he would vote a resounding "yes" to disaffiliate from the United Kingdom in Thursday's too-close-to-call referendum.
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ATLANTIC CITY - The epic swoon of Atlantic City continued Tuesday as the Trump Plaza was put out of its stained-carpet, squeaky-revolving-door, no-room-service, center-of-the-Boardwalk misery, as its dedicated hospice workers dealt a final hand of blackjack.
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A GROUP OF well-dressed college-age men and women apparently dined at an upscale Center City restaurant Thursday night before some of them brutally assaulted two gay men on the sidewalk just two blocks away.
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The U.S. poverty rate has decreased for the first time since 2006, according to U.S. Census figures released Tuesday. Children's poverty also declined, while median household income barely changed between 2012 and 2013.
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Philadelphia police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect in the shooting death of a pregnant woman in Frankford on Sunday.
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A Philadelphia police officer has been arrested in connection with an off-duty incident in which authorities say he hit a car driven by a Drexel University student, then threw the student's phone off a bridge when he tried to call 911.
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A Philadelphia judge denied a defense request for separate trials Tuesday for the two men charged in last year's catastrophic collapse of a Center City building that killed six and injured 13.
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TRENTON - The director of the agency that manages New Jersey's $80 billion pension fund confirmed Tuesday that the state had sold its stake in a fund managed by a venture-capital firm with ties to a prominent Massachusetts Republican, months after the investment drew scrutiny over pay-to-play concerns.
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A Bucks County band teacher was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student three times during the 2012 school year, police said, twice on school property and once in a car near the home of the student's parents.
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DELAWARE COUNTY Widener receives engineering grant CHESTER Widener University School of Engineering received a $150,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust, officials announced.
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CHESTER COUNTY Costello debuts political TV ad WEST CHESTER Ryan Costello launched his first television ad in the Chester County-based Sixth Congressional District race this week, describing himself as a bipartisan candidate.
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UPPER SALFORD A contaminated ground water plume in Harleysville was designated a Superfund Cleanup Site last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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BUCKS COUNTY Business 'boot camp' set for next Wednesday LANGHORNE U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R., Pa.) is scheduled to hold an event for small businesses and employers in Montgomery and Bucks Counties interested in learning about economic trends and available federal resources, he announced Tuesday.
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A Delaware man is accused of stealing nearly 11,000 pounds of copper wire from a power plant owned by the City of Dover Electric Department.
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Police spokeswoman Officer Jillian Russell said special-victims investigators found no evidence of physical or sexual assault, and the girl doesn't recall any assault. Instead, they suspect she had "some medical issue" that made her collapse unconscious in the park as she walked in the area, Russell said.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.
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GERALD GIBSON, a fired Philadelphia narcotics cop and former son-in-law of Gov. Corbett, sat stone-faced in court Tuesday as a prosecutor told a jury that he was a "thief" who had disgraced his badge.
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Several blocks worth of homes were evacuated Tuesday after a woman turned in a discarded military explosive to a Cape May County police department.
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