Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Breaking News

Atlantic City is requesting a 60-day extension of a $40 million state loan due March 31, said Michael Stinson, revenue and finance director.
DELAWARE COUNTY 'Mother B!' musical to premier at UDPAC UPPER DARBY Mother B!, a musical written in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, is scheduled to premiere at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in concert version.
Elva Parker was a familiar face in downtown Chester. On her good days, she picked up trash in a patch of parkland off the Avenue of the States where she liked to sit. She gave away some of the little money she got from Social Security to people who said they needed it.
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It was billed as a conversation with the mayoral candidates - and the discussion wandered far and wide Monday night.
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Penn National Gaming Inc. said Monday that it wants to withdraw as operator of a proposed $225 million casino in Lawrence County, north of Pittsburgh, that is backed by Philadelphia-area investors.
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A Common Pleas Court jury on Monday awarded more than $38.5 million in punitive damages against a security-guard firm for the families of two women killed by a coworker at the Kraft-Nabisco cookie plant in Northeast Philadelphia in 2010.
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Lehigh University is investigating a reported sexual assault on the Bethlehem, Pa. campus on Friday, the university announced.
Encouraging U.S. economic data and a batch of corporate deals put investors in a buying mood Monday, sending stocks sharply higher.
CHESTER COUNTY Bridge to be closed for repairs POCOPSON TWP. The Route 52/Lenape Road bridge will be closed from Wednesday morning to Friday afternoon for resurfacing.
BENSALEM As many as 40 employers in the health-care industry are scheduled to convene for a job fair April 28 in Bensalem to discuss opportunities for positions that range from registered nurse to occupational therapist to pharmacist.
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Columbus Academy, a state-approved private school in Warminster run by a for-profit firm, abruptly closed last week amid bankruptcy proceedings.
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A contractor working at the Sunoco refinery in Delaware County was killed Monday afternoon in an industrial accident, officials said.
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Three candidates at the top of the ballot for city judgeships this year received endorsements by the Democratic Party but were not recommended by the Philadelphia Bar Association, including one who has been penalized by the state disciplinary board.
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A Common Pleas Court judge filed an order Monday to remove City Commissioner Stephanie Singer's name from the May 19 primary ballot for a lack of valid petition signatures.
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Camden-based Campbell Soup Co., began offering buyouts to veteran salaried employees Monday as part of its previously announced plan to cut $200 million in expenses over the next three years.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY Helping honor students BLUE BELL Montgomery County Community College president Karen A. Stout announced on Monday that she has pledged $30,000 to establish a Phi Theta Kappa Annual Challenge Fund through the college's foundation.
After tinkering with the idea in the second half of last season, Citizens Bank Park will now install metal detectors for all fans entering the facility.
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A person was killed Monday night in a house fire in Delaware County, authorities said. The fire was reported at 6:37 p.m. in the 1000 block of Jackson Street in Darby Township, a county dispatcher said.
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A lawyer representing Mumia Abu-Jamal said the former death-row inmate was hospitalized Monday for an undisclosed reason. Bret Grote, legal director for the Pittsburgh-based Abolitionist Law Center, said he and a small group of supporters were told by staff at Schuylkill Medical Center that Abu-Jamal was a patient there.
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Prosecutors on Monday accused six Philadelphia narcotics officers on trial in a wide-ranging federal corruption case of "disrespecting their badge" by shaking down suspects, stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars, and lying about it on their police reports.