Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Breaking News

10
min ago
During his years as Ed Rendell's deputy mayor, Herbert Vederman refused to collect a city paycheck, living instead off the millions he made from his family's retail clothing empire.
49
min ago
Before disgraced ex-narcotics officer - and star government witness - Jeffrey Walker was sentenced Wednesday to 3 1/2 years in prison, U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno needed to revisit testimony that resulted in the acquittal of six of Walker's fellow officers.
2
hrs ago
A 27-year-old Sharon Hill woman surrendered to Philadelphia police Wednesday for her alleged involvement in an April hit-and-run in Kingsessing that left a 4-year-old boy dead.
3
hrs ago
THIS IS WHAT it sounds like on social media when a seagull dies at the hands of a shoobie in the quiet little candyland of Ocean City.
4
hrs ago
West Chester-based TV and Web retailer QVC will open its first West Coast distribution center at a 1.1 million-square-foot facility in Ontario, Calif., according to commercial real estate services firm CBRE, which brokered the lease.
5
hrs ago
A jockey is suspected of shooting a trainer Wednesday morning at the Delaware Park Racetrack and Casino in Wilmington. Delaware State Police said the male jockey confronted another man, a trainer at the track, in the stable area shortly before 9 a.m.
5
hrs ago
Salvatore Pelullo, an associate of reputed mobster Nicodemo Scarfo Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to serve 30 years in prison, and ordered to pay back more than $14 million stolen from a company he helped organized crime take over.
24
min ago
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah vowed Wednesday to seek a 12th term in office next year, not long after he was indicted on federal charges of racketeering, bank fraud, bribery, money laundering and other crimes.
1
hr ago
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday, court records show.
2
hrs ago
Delaware County and Chester City detectives Wednesday were investigating the Monday night shooting death of a Chester County man at Ninth Street and Concord Avenue.
3
hrs ago
WASHINGTON - At just 25, Chaka Fattah became one of the youngest people ever to win a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
3
hrs ago
WHAT IS EL NINO - AND WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT IT? El Nino is a huge area of extra warm water in the tropical Pacific. Ocean temperatures always vary...
4
hrs ago
Steppingstone Scholars, a nonprofit that provides academic enrichment for minority and low-income students, has received a Lenfest Foundation grant that will provide $400,000 over two years to expand a science and arts program at two North Philadelphia public schools.
5
hrs ago
The owner of an animal-control company has sued the Chester County SPCA and its director alleging that they conspired to destroy his business with help from state officials.
5
hrs ago
A Lithuanian citizen living at the Jersey Shore was charged today with the sexual assault of a Pennsylvania woman in Avalon. Egidijus Riaubys, 22, a...
1
hr ago
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney on Wednesday said the federal government should provide low-interest loans to states struggling to pay down their pension obligations, the latest proposal to shore up benefits for public workers.
2
hrs ago
YORK, Pa. (AP) - There's been another meeting aimed at resolving Pennsylvania's state budget standoff, but participants aren't reporting any breakthroughs.
3
hrs ago
Supervisors in a Chester County township have called a special meeting Wednesday night to address allegations that they made a secret deal to keep paying its police chief after he retired.
3
hrs ago
The lawyer for Thomas Coffee - accused of luring a man into a fatal robbery using a Craigslist ad - will try to challenge the integrity of the prosecution case Thursday by questioning the now-disgraced Philadelphia homicide detective who led the criminal probe.
5
hrs ago
Ray Chintall will seek to regain his seat on Township Committee.