Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Breaking News

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A two-alarm fire has destroyed the office wing of a church in Burlington County. No injuries were reported in the blaze early Tuesday at the Easton Bible Church on Fostertown Road in Hainesport.
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NEW YORK - The Nasdaq composite closed above 5,000 for the first time since its dot-com era peak nearly 15 years ago, after merger news and an encouraging economic report helped push U.S. stocks broadly higher Monday.
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In an eerie coincidence, two men were found dead two hours apart in opposite ends of the city this afternoon, police said. Neither case shows any signs...
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An 18-year-old man was wounded in a shooting Monday night in West Philadelphia, police said. About 8:15 p.m. in the 5800 block of Arch Street, the man was shot once in the left thigh, police said. Medics took him to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
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A New Jersey congressman is asking for an investigation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the resignation of its top official after reports that FEMA was aware that insurance companies fraudulently denied full payouts to Hurricane Sandy victims.
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HARRISBURG - Though Gov. Wolf has been working behind the scenes for weeks on his first budget blueprint for the state, legislators and others say his real work is only just beginning.
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A messy midweek is in store for the Philadelphia area, with mixes of snow, sleet and rain on tap for the next several days.
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Public Service Electric & Gas Co. asked New Jersey regulators Monday to approve a request to spend $1.6 billion over the next five years to upgrade its natural gas distribution network, nearly tripling the replacement rate of high-risk mains.
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY Valley Forge tourism chief stepping down for hotel job VALLEY FORGE Bill Fitzgerald, president of the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board, is stepping down this month to take a job in the hotel industry.
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If there was a certain energy in the air Monday night at the Kimmel Center, it wasn't only to be found in triumphant Verdi or euphoric Saint-Saëns. More than 400 students from the School District of Philadelphia's All-Philadelphia High School Music Festival performed onstage in Verizon Hall, even as officials continued their work behind the scenes to reinvigorate the program.
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Republican governor of Illinois has some harsh words for Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who campaigned hard for his election last year.
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WASHINGTON - The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, New Jersey's Robert Menendez, said he will "be proud" to escort Benjamin Netanyahu into the House Chamber for the Israeli prime minister's speech to Congress on Tuesday, even as some Democrats recoil at an event they see as a political jab at President Obama.
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DELAWARE COUNTY Fashion shows to benefit SPCA NEWTOWN SQUARE Dogs, cats, and people will be strutting their stuff at the Delaware County SPCA "Rescued on the Runway" fashion show on March 28 to 29.
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BUCKS COUNTY Free loan workshop for business owners WARRINGTON Bucks County Commissioner Robert G. Loughery will serve as the keynote speaker at a March 21 workshop to help owners of local businesses apply for small business loans.
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COMMUNITY relations and departmental oversight took top billing in a report released Monday by a presidential panel co-chaired by Philly's top cop to improve policing across the country.
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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said Monday that he plans to implement an independent process to investigate officer-involved shootings, as recommended by a presidential task force he chaired.
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A Los Angeles developer wants to buy Atlantic City's closed Revel Casino Hotel out from under Florida developer Glenn Straub.