A City Council committee approved bills Thursday that would add electronic cigarettes to Philadelphia's smoke-free law and ban sales to minors, joining dozens of states and localities that are trying to slow fast-growing sales of a largely unregulated product in the absence of federal action.
TRENTON The emotionally charged rhetoric that dominates the national conversation on gun control returned to New Jersey's capital Thursday, as supporters and opponents of a proposed restriction on magazine ammunition capacity debated the causes - and at times the facts - of some of the country's worst episodes of violence.
CHESTER COUNTY Whitford Road to close for bridge repairs WEST WHITELAND A segment of Whitford Road in West Whiteland Township will be closed periodically from Monday through early June as Amtrak makes repairs to a bridge, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Residents of a 54-unit East Oak Lane condominium building were bracing Thursday night for an eviction that could come as early as Friday afternoon.
PHILADELPHIA A US Airways jetliner bound for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., blew a tire and skidded nose-down to a stop Thursday evening at Philadelphia International Airport.
The Nutter administration's recent labor contract with AFSCME District Council 47 includes a previously undisclosed side letter committing the city to improving the package if the city provides a better deal to the union's bigger counterpart, AFSCME District Council 33.
George E. Norcross III, a co-owner of The Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News, sent fund-raising invitations this week to employees of the newspapers seeking contributions for his brother's congressional campaign, a move his spokesman described Thursday as inadvertent.