Burlco woman charged with causing death of husband in car crash

Tameka Lawson was driving when the crash killed her husband, Jamar Rentie.

Boy, 4, killed by shards of glass from falling picture frame at home in North Philly

The child was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital, where he died a short time after the freak accident, police said.

Boy, 4, killed by shards of glass from falling picture frame at home in North Philly

The child was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital, where he died a short time after the freak accident, police said.

Penn State ex-president Spanier’s request for appeal denied

The man who served as Penn State's president when the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal erupted may soon be headed to jail after Pennsylvania's highest court said it will not take up his appeal

Penn State ex-president Spanier’s request for appeal denied

The man who served as Penn State's president when the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal erupted may soon be headed to jail after Pennsylvania's highest court said it will not take up his appeal

Two residential high-rises planned beside Quaker building in North Philly’s Poplar neighborhood

Other projects under development by Hightop include the Spruce Square apartments in West Philadelphia and Graduate Square in South Philadelphia.

Two residential high-rises planned beside Quaker building in North Philly’s Poplar neighborhood

Other projects under development by Hightop include the Spruce Square apartments in West Philadelphia and Graduate Square in South Philadelphia.
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Danzeisen & Quigley trading sporting goods store for retirement

The owners of South Jersey's popular ski and bike shop are planning to retire and sell the business.

Protests signal heated race ahead for longtime Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell's reelection campaign is already tumultuous.

Pope Francis seeks solutions, victims skeptical as historic clergy sex-abuse summit opens in Rome

Organizers have said they hope the four-day summit will prove to be as a “turning point” for a hierarchy battered by a series of scandals – especially in the United States.

Philly DA: Ex-owner of Eulogy Belgian Tavern threatened 2 judges, signed threats as someone else

Michael Naessens sent threatening letters last year to two Common Pleas Court judges and 10 other people, signing the letters as someone else in an attempt to frame and possibly cause the person to be sent to jail, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

With questionable signatures and a dubious will, a man lays claim to a dead woman’s house

Questions have been raised over the efforts to acquire a rowhome in a gentrifying Philadelphia neighborhood.

Daphne Goggins says that she has mental illness and that it may be part of God’s plan to make her mayor of Philadelphia

Goggins, the mayoral candidate endorsed by Philadelphia’s Republican City Committee, disclosed to a conservative web site that the reason for her much-discussed federal disability payments is mental illness.

Gunshot victims show up at hospital, say they were shot in car on I-95

Investigators hope highway cameras caught the reported shooting on video.

K2, a potent synthetic drug, is on the rise in Philly, challenging police and outreach workers

The unpredictable synthetic drug is contributing to tensions at Suburban Station, authorities said.

Could Pottstown see a Phoenixville-like rebirth?

For years, county and local officials have worked to revitalize the former industrial town, but efforts stalled, due in part to the 2008 recession and negative public perception. Now, they say, it feels like they have the momentum to spark a rebirth.

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With Philadelphia Housing Authority’s move to Sharswood, the struggle to revive Ridge Avenue begin

For poor and redeveloping neighborhoods, it’s an uphill battle against the forces of suburbanization.

Did the 2017 tax law change the way Americans give to charities? Here’s what early data show.

Charitable giving in 2018 shows that tax-law changes eliminating itemized deductions for most Americans did not have the severe negative impact many feared.

U.S. Supreme Court limits state and local authorities’ power to seize property, impose fines

The unanimous ruling said the constitutional protection against excessive fines applies not only to the federal government, but also to state and local authorities. Philadelphia's program had once been cited as one of the worst examples of forfeiture overreach.

What can police do when racist pamphlets are distributed?

It was a question residents and officials in Springfield, Montgomery County, were debating this week at a town hall meeting on diversity and inclusion following two incidents in the township last year, in March and November.

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Cohen to testify before House panel on Feb. 27

Pelosi says House will vote on resolution opposing Trump’s emergency declaration

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Essence honors Hall, Stenberg, Layne, and Lewis at emotional ceremony

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