Friday, September 4, 2015

Breaking News

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On the eve of Labor Day weekend, a shooting Friday night outside the Theatre of Living Arts left one man dead and closed a busy stretch of South Street.
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While marijuana consumers are enjoying an open retail market in Washington and Colorado the race is on for the first state on the East Coast to end prohibition...
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Daniel W. Dietrich II, 73, a self-effacing philanthropist who valued quiet exploration as much as artistic adventure, died Tuesday at Paoli Memorial Hospital.
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For the first time in two years, residents and businesses along Markley Street in Norristown don't have to dodge trucks, barricades, and yellow cones.
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A man is recovering after a gunman burst into his home in North Philly this afternoon and shot him at point-blank range, police said. The incident happened...
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Once a Democratic fund-raising power broker known to hobnob with mayors and congressmen alike, Samuel G. Kuttab is headed to back to prison - this time for using his political influence in an attempt to fix a case in Philadelphia Municipal Court.
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A man found in a burning minivan in Camden died of a drug overdose, according to autopsy results released Friday by the county prosecutor's office.
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The parents of a disabled 3-year-old girl who starved to death living in a garbage-filled, vermin-infested West Oak Lane house were each sentenced Friday to 30 to 60 years in prison.
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Ed Grose knows pressure. He's a world-class rower who won gold at the Pan American Games. But this summer, as head of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, he finds himself in one of the toughest heats of his career.
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HARRISBURG - Lawyers for embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane say the state's Disciplinary Board is trampling her rights - and the public's will - by seeking to suspend her law license.
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A federal judge on Friday denied a motion on behalf of Bill Cosby to investigate the public release of a 2005 deposition in a sexual-assault lawsuit that was later settled confidentially.
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When nearly 9 inches of rain pounded the region in June, the fields at George Cassaday's Monroeville farm flooded and rotted the plants.
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Philadelphia’s overtime expenses increased for the fourth year in a row. The city spent $159 million in overtime in fiscal year 2015, which ended June 30, according to the city’s fourth quarter report. The total spent was $37.6 million over what had been budgeted.
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A handful of Point Breeze community groups have filed a notice of appeal of a Zoning Board decision allowing Ori Feibush to build a 22-unit housing project...
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In a split decision, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the disruption Natalie Munroe caused at school with her online writings outweighed her claim that the First Amendment should have protected her from being fired.
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Linda Weston, charged with murder in the notorious Tacony dungeon case, is scheduled to appear in court next week for a "change of plea" hearing.
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The president of West Chester University will lead a national contingent of state university presidents on a one-week trip to Cuba to foster student and faculty exchange programs, research collaboration and other partnerships.
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Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said Friday that he would not fire prosecutors on his staff who took part in the email exchange of pornography while working for the state Attorney General's Office.
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A Camden man who faced potential prison time for using a gun as a film prop pleaded guilty Wednesday to a lesser charge, which will allow him to avoid incarceration, his attorney said Friday.
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A small, smoky fire, quickly put out by firefighters using an extinguisher on Wednesday afternoon, has led to the immediate closure of 915 Spring Garden St., a large old Reading Railroad building that has held about 100 artist studios for more than three decades.