Thursday, December 18, 2014

Breaking News

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The development group that wants to build a 6,000-seat velodrome for bicycle racing in South Philadelphia's FDR Park unveiled its proposal Wednesday evening - the first lap in a long campaign to win permission for the private arena.
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U.S. Rep. Robert Brady, the chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic Party, on Wednesday called state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane "asleep at the switch" and said he had no faith in his fellow Democrat as the state's top law enforcement officer.
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The president of Philadelphia's police union on Wednesday decried the protests sweeping cities across the country after grand juries in Missouri and New York state cleared white officers who killed unarmed black suspects.
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Adjunct faculty at Temple University want to form a union. They filed authorization cards on Wednesday with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board seeking to be represented by the United Academics of Philadelphia and the Temple Association of University Professionals, officials said.
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Broad Street's sequined strutters are flapping their feathers toward Main Street come February.
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A year ago, Bradley Stone had agreed to give up his guns. Last week, he had persuaded a Veterans Affairs psychologist he was neither suicidal nor homicidal.
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A gunman allegedly sprayed a North Philadelphia block with bullets Wednesday afternoon and struck a house several times, but no injuries were immediately reported to police.
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Tiffany Manuel, a hostess at Cuba Libre, an Old City restaurant, was working Wednesday when President Obama announced historic steps to normalize relations with Cuba after a half-century of acrimony and isolation.
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A man has been arrested in connection with a series of arson fires that have terrorized an East Germantown block over the last several weeks, police said Thursday night.
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A Media internist was charged Wednesday with illegally dispensing prescription drugs, including Adderall, Percocet and Oxycodone, to two undercover detectives for three months this year.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - His days as Pennsylvania governor numbered, Gov. Tom Corbett says his options for life outside of government could include working on a 2016 presidential campaign.
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Sixty-two dogs were rescued from a residence in a Lancaster County town that fashions itself as "the coolest small town in America" and a "picture-perfect...
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PhillyClout: The proposal to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works is dead by the political fight between City Council President Darrell Clarke and Mayor Nutter's administration rages on.
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The 14-year wait for D'Angelo's album Black Messiah (RCA ****) ended the night of Dec. 14, with a Beyoncé-esque surprise release. In light of this album's political vibe, it seems Roots drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson was prescient earlier this month, when he called "for musicians and artists alike to push themselves to be a voice of the times that we live in."
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President Obama granted a presidential pardon Wednesday for a 1980s drug crime to a Bucks County woman who is now chief executive officer of a nonprofit company that operates halfway houses.
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BROOKSIDE, N.J. (AP) - Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he'll discuss his potential 2016 presidential bid with his family over the holidays and make a decision soon after.
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A Vietnamese gang member charged this summer with the double slaying and abduction of two men found stabbed, bound, and beaten in the Schuylkill was added Wednesday to the U.S. Marshals Service's Top 15 Most Wanted list.
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey state police hope that the U.S. plans to normalize full diplomatic relations with Cuba will help bring about the capture and return of a woman convicted in the slaying of a state trooper more than 40 years ago.
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) - The athletic director of a New Jersey high school district rocked by criminal charges of sexual assault and hazing has been suspended with pay.