Friday, July 31, 2015

Breaking News

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Now that we officially have our third heat wave of the summer, we look ahead to see how long it’s going to last. The answer: probably through the weekend and the beginning of next week.
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Just in time to save his house from sheriff's sale, tax protester Steven Piotrowski on Friday decided to pay his property-tax bill -- with 83,160 pennies.
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A Philadelphia jury deliberated about an hour on Friday before finding a former city narcotics officer caught in a police "integrity test" guilty of stealing $140 from a purported drug dealer's Lexus equipped with hidden cameras.
5
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Military veterans are committing suicide. Prescription painkiller overdose deaths are skyrocketing. There is a national discussion around these issues. Medical marijuana can help. In these cases it could save lives.
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A man was shot and killed early Friday on a North Philadelphia street, police said. Officers responding to a call for a person with a gun about 1:30 a.m. found the unidentified victim on the 1600 block of Staub Street, outside the Marcus Foster Stadium in Nicetown, police said.
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Fidel Napier, a Pennsauken man from Jamaica who was targeted for deportation because of a 1998 drug conviction, was forced to return to his native country Thursday, his wife said.
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In the immediate afterglow of his victory in Philadelphia's Democratic mayoral primary in May, Jim Kenney gave his first meeting to George Norcross, the political power broker from New Jersey.
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John Gibson began his workday as he always does, surveying the 7,000-plus well-kept stones at the Frankford cemetery just after sunup.
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Whitney White, a Philadelphia entrepreneur, has resigned as a commissioner of the Delaware River Port Authority, following a Daily News story about his bankruptcies and failed businesses.
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The super PAC backing Gov. Christie's presidential candidacy disclosed its list of donors to federal regulators Friday, offering the first detailed glimpse of his national network of financial backers.
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Philadelphia police Friday identified the two teens and a young adult who were killed when the car in which they were riding slammed into a tree in the Northeast shortly before midnight Wednesday.
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A 22-year-old mother was shot and killed in her Port Richmond bedroom overnight with her 2-year-old daughter nearby, police said.
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The Philadelphia murder trial of Thomas Coffee - accused of using an online Craigslist ad to lure a South Jersey man into an armed robbery - could go to the jury Monday after the defense completed its case and prosecutors presented rebuttal testimony Friday.
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Delaware County Republican Party leaders passed over Lisa Esler as a candidate in the state House's 161st District for someone they believed could better maintain the party's tight control over the seat.
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Penn National Gaming Inc., a casino operator based near Reading, said Friday it agreed to buy Prairie State Gaming, an Illinois company with 1,100 video gaming terminals at 270 bars and other locations in that state.
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BELLEFONTE, Pa. - State prosecutors on Friday ended a yearlong investigation that had entangled the Centre Centre County district attorney and laid bare bitter conflicts and allegations among the county's top elected officials.
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DOYLESTOWN A judge has recognized a same-sex common-law marriage that ended in one partner's death, allowing the widow to receive benefits.