Thursday, March 5, 2015

Breaking News

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A man was taken into custody following a fatal stabbing Wednesday afternoon inside a Montgomery County home, authorities said. Shortly before 3 p.m., police were called to the 200 block of Newington Drive in Upper Moreland Township for a reported stabbing, authorities said. Police found the victim's body inside the residence.
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Hundreds of Thursday flights were canceled and towns declared emergencies in advance of snowfall likely to be the signature event of a tenacious late-winter spell that has iced the region with record cold and nuisance storms.
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State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, a Democratic candidate for Philadelphia mayor, on Wednesday offered a three-pronged prescription for raising $200 million for city schools that includes shifting more property taxes to the district.
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New Jersey lawmakers plan a hearing and a lawsuit over a settlement that the Christie administration has reportedly reached with ExxonMobil Corp. in a years-long legal battle over the company's discharge of hazardous materials onto 1,500 acres of state land.
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Days before he allegedly stabbed the owner of a Northeast Philadelphia store in the face, Joshua Garner lost control of the Jeep SUV he was driving and...
Two public-policy centers in the Philadelphia region are joining forces with the goal of improving civics education in schools. The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement, created in 2013 in collaboration with the National Constitution Center, has relocated from Arcadia University in Glenside to the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, the institutions announced Wednesday.
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Could it be Happy Valley is happy again? Ever since the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal roiled Pennsylvania State University, dozens of candidates have vied each year for the three open alumni seats on its board of trustees.
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Mayor Nutter will ask City Council on Thursday to approve a 9.3 percent increase in property taxes to fund the beleaguered School District.
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A man in his 30s died after being shot and then run over by a car Wednesday night in the city's Feltonville section, police said.
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An Atlantic City woman was indicted Wednesday on charges alleging that she attempted to drown her baby while jumping off a jetty into the ocean last year, said Atlantic County Prosecutor James P. McClain.
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Advocates of a $15 minimum wage pleaded their case to Philadelphia City Council Wednesday, hoping to lay the groundwork for a challenge to a state law that bars municipalities from setting minimum wages.
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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has a new tactic to fight marijuana legalization: baked bunnies. Over the last century of cannabis prohibition...
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How often have you walked past a homeless person, in Philadelphia or elsewhere, and felt a pang of anguish over your inability to help - or do anything at all?
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A lawyer for a suspended Chester County priest "emphatically denied" accusations that his client abused three young parishioners as a federal judge ordered the man detained Wednesday on separate child pornography charges.
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Opponents of the proposed 110-mile PennEast Pipeline on Wednesday criticized Drexel University's participation in a study that estimates the natural gas project will support 12,000 jobs and have a $1.6 billion economic impact through a construction phase ending in 2017.
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Burlington County College didn't have to look far for its next president. A year after Gov. Christie plucked its previous president out of the state's largest county to become New Jersey education commissioner, the college named Paul Drayton Jr., the Burlington County administrator and former CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority, as its new leader.
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A witness testifying Wednesday for defense lawyer Nancy Raynor - hit with nearly $1 million in court-imposed sanctions last Oct. 31 because one of her experts offered banned testimony in a medical-malpractice trial - said Raynor had taken steps to ensure that the information was not heard by the jury.
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Priscilla Sands, the longtime top administrator of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, announced Wednesday that she will step down at the end of this academic year to become head of a private school in Los Angeles.
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Term limits and taxes, pension reform and development projects, school funding and "low-wage workers" - these are the issues of interest to a new political nonprofit that hopes to shape City Council in this year's election and for years to come.
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The reintroduction of a Pennsylvania bill that would bar undocumented immigrants from state and federal benefits is again drawing fire from immigrant advocacy groups. They contend the legislation would cost the state $20 million to verify what it already knows - that Pennsylvania immigrants are not illegally accessing public benefits.