Published: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:29:05 GMT2016-10-21T00:29:05Z
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:29:05 GMT2016-10-21T00:29:05ZIn preparation for the launch of the state's medical marijuana program, a member of Philadelphia City Council on Thursday introduced zoning restrictions to limit where growing operations and dispensaries can open.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:21:14 GMT2016-10-21T00:21:14ZA man was struck by an Amtrak train Thursday evening in Bucks County, causing a temporary halt to rail service between Philadelphia and Trenton, officials said.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:20:06 GMT2016-10-21T00:20:06ZRichard Basciano, the 91-year-old owner of the Center City demolition site that collapsed and crushed an adjacent Salvation Army thrift store more than three years ago, broke down in sobs on the witness stand Thursday, "brokenhearted" over the six people killed.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:16:12 GMT2016-10-21T00:16:12ZEnrollment is officially open for the city's pre-K program. The Mayor's Office of Education announced Thursday that 61 providers, operating 78 sites across Philadelphia, will receive $10.2 million to enroll more 3- and 4-year-olds in pre-K.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:06:39 GMT2016-10-21T00:06:39ZDonald Trump needed a huge moment to turn things around in the presidential race, and Wednesday's third and final presidential debate did not provide one.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:06:26 GMT2016-10-21T00:06:26ZIn a sharp break with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan said Wednesday that he plans to cast his presidential vote next month for Trump running mate Mike Pence.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:05:34 GMT2016-10-21T00:05:34ZWith Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggesting to supporters that the presidency could be stolen from him, Pennsylvania's chief election official assured voters Thursday that the state's elections process will be fair and the counts accurate.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:01:35 GMT2016-10-21T00:01:35ZIn preparation for the launch of the state's medical marijuana program, a member of Philadelphia City Council on Thursday introduced zoning restrictions to limit where growing operations and dispensaries can open.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:55:19 GMT2016-10-20T23:55:19ZJoe Khan, a former federal prosecutor challenging Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams in the 2017 Democratic primary, on Thursday called on Williams to release his federal tax returns.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:51:56 GMT2016-10-20T23:51:56ZThe grass really is greener on the other side of marijuana decriminalization in Philadelphia, according to hundreds of enthusiasts Thursday who celebrated the second anniversary of decriminalization by smoking en masse at a "Pop-Up Weed Garden" near the Art Museum.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:35:23 GMT2016-10-20T23:35:23ZCheyney University had something to celebrate this year. After losing more than half of its enrollment in five years, the historically black university saw a 35-student or 4.9 percent increase this fall, while most of the other 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education had declines.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:33:11 GMT2016-10-20T23:33:11ZATLANTIC CITY - Mayor Don Guardian released a plan Thursday to pay off the crushing casino tax-appeal debt that has all but strangled his city, but it was unclear what terms it may have reached with its largest taxpayer, Borgata Hotel and Casino.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:29:10 GMT2016-10-20T23:29:10ZLeslie Anne Miller, 58, lawyer, collector, and trustee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has been unanimously selected chair of the museum's board of trustees, succeeding Constance H. Williams, who has stepped down after two three-year terms, the museum announced following its October board meeting Thursday.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:27:35 GMT2016-10-20T23:27:35ZA federal judge on Thursday overturned a jury's guilty verdicts on some charges against former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah but preserved the conviction on the most serious count the former congressman faced in his corruption trial.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:22:43 GMT2016-10-20T23:22:43ZThe Court of Judicial Discipline on Thursday found that a Common Pleas Court judge caught in an FBI probe of the Philadelphia court system unethically intervened in a tax case involving her son.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:17:39 GMT2016-10-20T23:17:39ZTRENTON - The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday again gave narrow approval to a bill that would let terminally ill people end their lives with medication prescribed by a doctor.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:06:13 GMT2016-10-20T23:06:13ZBELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jurors heard Thursday that a former Penn State head football coach testified that Mike McQueary told him years before Jerry Sandusky's arrest that he had made a complaint about Sandusky to university administrators.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:47:05 GMT2016-10-20T22:47:05ZSam Katz, the documentary filmmaker and three-time mayoral candidate, was caught carrying marijuana Thursday morning at Philadelphia International Airport preparing to depart for a weekend fishing trip in Florida.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:37:21 GMT2016-10-20T22:37:21ZA lawsuit claims that Philadelphia police officers have been improperly issuing speeding tickets on Interstates 95, 76 and 676, which are under State Police jurisdiction.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:22:05 GMT2016-10-20T22:22:05ZThe New Jersey Senate approved a bill Thursday that would stop county prosecutors from investigating deaths at the hands of police and require the state Attorney General's Office to do so instead.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:12:42 GMT2016-10-20T22:12:42ZMontgomery County's $36.4 million upgrade of its police-radio system has encountered a glitch: Some of the new emergency radios are faulty and are being sent back to the manufacturer, officials said Thursday.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:09:47 GMT2016-10-20T22:09:47ZFor months a machine tried to conjure Thomas Eakins' ghost at PAFA. Friday, something happened.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:05:54 GMT2016-10-20T22:05:54ZScores of Philadelphia service workers, such as janitors and security guards, will get better pay under a law expanding the city's prevailing wage regulations that Mayor Kenney signed on Thursday.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:03:41 GMT2016-10-20T22:03:41ZPolice on Thursday identified a 55-year-old man who was shot in the arm by officers after he allegedly threatened them with a rifle in the city's Mayfair section.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:24:17 GMT2016-10-20T21:24:17ZFormer hot dog vendor, former state senator, and two-time mayoral candidate T. Milton Street Sr., 75, is now an Uber driver. But he's no longer endorsing Donald Trump.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:46:45 GMT2016-10-20T20:46:45ZThe Philadelphia School District's improved credit outlook is already paying dividends. As part of a $1.4 billion bond deal Wednesday, the district refinanced $1.15 billion of existing bonds at lower rates to save the district $140 million over the next 17 years.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:39:03 GMT2016-10-20T20:39:03ZThe Pennsylvania Department of Education's 2016 School Performance Profile (SPP) scores, an annual measure of academic progress at the state's 2,860 public schools, contain inaccurate data.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:33:17 GMT2016-10-20T20:33:17ZThe Delaware County District Attorney's Office on Thursday announced it was dropping charges filed last week against the headmaster of a prestigious Main Line school who was accused of assaulting his teenage son after finding marijuana in the boy's backpack.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:30:03 GMT2016-10-20T20:30:03ZThe plane that crashed into a Lindenwold neighborhood experienced an unknown mechanical problem before going down, a passenger told police, according to a statement released Thursday.
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:13:36 GMT2016-10-20T20:13:36ZCAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - The bistate transit agency that operates bridges between New Jersey and Philadelphia says it's appealing a federal ruling that overturned a $17.9 million contract award for bridge painting.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:59:12 GMT2016-10-20T19:59:12ZHERSHEY, Pa. (AP) - Penn State Children's Hospital in Hershey has hired what officials say is the first full-time facility dog at a children's hospital in the state.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:58:55 GMT2016-10-20T19:58:55ZTen years ago, 6-year-old Jabar Wright was sitting in the back of a car when a group of men standing on a Strawberry Mansion corner fired on the Pontiac Bonneville, hitting the boy with the sunshine smile and chunky cheeks in the back of his head, paralyzing him from the neck down.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:40:06 GMT2016-10-20T19:40:06ZNo crisis yet, but rains have been scarce lately.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:32:08 GMT2016-10-20T18:32:08ZStop the stampede now
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:58:15 GMT2016-10-20T16:58:15ZChris Wallace won big in Vegas on Wednesday night. The Fox News anchor and commentator presided over the least circuslike of the three presidential debates, eliciting answers to questions about the Supreme Court, immigration, the economy, and other issues that could conceivably show still-undecided voters where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on matters many of us claim to care about.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:46:23 GMT2016-10-20T16:46:23ZChaput, who doesn't like either of the candidates, said Clinton's lead should be widening in the wake of Trump's aggressive and divisive statements. But it's not, he said, and therein lies a lesson.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:29:27 GMT2016-10-20T16:29:27ZFeds: Odds favor above-normal temperatures in most of the nation.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:32:43 GMT2016-10-20T14:32:43ZMayor Kenney isn't big on religion, he told a group assembled at Broad Street Ministry on Wednesday morning. But he does have a favorite biblical parable: the prodigal son.
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:46:27 GMT2016-10-20T13:46:27ZAn arrest warrant has been issued for a 17-year-old boy who shot a Good Samaritan on a bicycle in Rittenhouse Square five times Tuesday night after the cyclist tried to stop the teen from robbing a couple at gunpoint, according to police.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:27:07 GMT2016-10-20T13:27:07ZWhen Gilberto Gonzalez read the letter threatening to expose to the world the "skeletons" in his closet, he flipped out.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:18:19 GMT2016-10-20T13:18:19ZBELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jurors in a defamation and whistleblower lawsuit were read testimony Wednesday by a former Penn State athletic director who denied a claim by a main witness against Jerry Sandusky that he was terminated as an assistant football coach because of his role in the child molestation case.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:04:03 GMT2016-10-20T13:04:03ZIn his mind's eye, Jerry Blavat can see the members of the 1960s and '70s soul and R&B quartet the Intruders. They are still passing time in Philly arcades, using their last bits of pocket change listening to jukeboxes and playing pinball and learning to harmonize for the first time.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:47:53 GMT2016-10-20T11:47:53ZJERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Three Pennsylvania residents have been indicted on multiple charges after they were stopped in New Jersey trying to drive into New York City with a cache of weapons.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:34:27 GMT2016-10-20T11:34:27ZA South Jersey police department alerted residents that a "suspicious person" dressed as a nun was soliciting donations. The Hammonton Police Department issued a warning Wednesday after it was notified that the culprit was walking around town soliciting donations for different causes. It asked residents to contact police if they spotted the person.
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:33:40 GMT2016-10-20T05:33:40ZA Chester County man sentenced to life in prison 20 years ago as a juvenile for killing his neighbor, a retired teacher and Episcopal priest, in order to steal his car was again given a life term at a re-sentencing hearing Wednesday.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:33:34 GMT2016-10-20T05:33:34ZFor more than three years, he has been the silent, elusive witness who was at the scene on the morning that the remains of one of his buildings on Market Street toppled, crushing an adjacent Salvation Army thrift store and killing six people inside.