Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Breaking News

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There is little appetite for a tax increase to help Philadelphia schools. School Reform Commission members can spend 20 hours a week, easily, on their unpaid and often frustrating job. Contract negotiations with the teachers' union are proceeding, even if the union doesn't find them productive.
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HERMITAGE, Pa. (AP) - Weather officials say a tornado that struck western Pennsylvania over the weekend was an EF-0 with maximum winds of 80 mph.
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As thunderstorms descend upon the Philadelphia area, heavy rains, gusty winds and flooding are expected to follow.
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Parts of Atlantic County received an estimated three to four inches of rain from a storm cell Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service said. Pea-size hail was also reported in Hamilton Township.
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Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson and twentysomething YouTube makeup star Michelle Phan are in the early lineup for the second Forbes Under 30 Summit to be held Oct. 4-7 in Center City, organizers said Monday.
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Delaware Investments, a Center City money manager with $180 billion in assets under management and 486 employees here, has a new president.
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Two Philadelphia women were arrested last week for submitting falsified invoices to a state program that assists crime victims. Nola Brittingham and Beverly T. Dance, both of Philadelphia, attempted to receive more than $174,000 in payments from the Victims Compensation Assistance Program, Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Monday.
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A 29-year-old man was in critical condition after being stabbed Monday night in the city's Crescentville section, police said. Shortly before 7 p.m. in the 1000 block of Orthodox Street, the man was stabbed in the left side of his upper back. Police took him to Temple University Hospital.
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An unidentified man was in very critical condition after being shot in the chest Monday night in West Philadelphia, police said.
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HARRISBURG - Within hours of returning to the Capitol after a two-week break, the Republican-controlled legislature and Gov. Wolf found themselves Monday in a near-showdown over his proposed $30 billion budget.
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After years of trying, California-based BioMed Realty Trust has abandoned its controversial plan to develop an 18-acre property along Radnor Township's main corridor.
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WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans plan to press Amtrak officials Tuesday on why the rail line did not move faster to install safety upgrades that could have stopped Train 188 before it derailed last month in Philadelphia.
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The week that Marcel Johnson was sent to Bucks County prison on a drug charge, George Lewis said, Johnson tearfully confessed to murder.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs removed two ranking managers Monday from its embattled Philadelphia office, days after an internal report cited both for their roles in a party where workers were encouraged to pay one manager's wife, a self-described medium, to contact the dead.
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Rudolph Keitt Jr .is now in a city jail, and a psychiatric exam was ordered to be done on him.
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About 600 Peco customers in the Old City area lost power Monday evening as a heavy rainstorm swept through the region.
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The search for 20-year-old Timothy Hamlett ended in tragedy.
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A Cape May County couple, seriously injured during a November 2013 propane explosion that destroyed their house, has reached a $2 million settlement after suing the propane company and the contractor that failed to properly disconnect the propane lines, attorneys for the couple announced Monday.
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The 20-pound bust is of an older man, his hair combed back and parted sharply, sideburns pronounced, brow furrowed. But police in Ventnor, N.J., don't know whom the bust depicts and to whom it belongs.
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A Delaware County nurse has been charged in an alleged insurance fraud scam for claiming she was too injured to work at a hospital but was found to be teaching an intensive fitness classes, the District Attorney's office announced Monday.