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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:33:39 GMT2016-09-30T05:33:39ZA steady rain fell on tiny Wentz Street in Olney on Thursday morning, but Som Kim barely noticed, beaming with pride over his beloved football team.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:33:37 GMT2016-09-30T05:33:37ZOn Sept. 8, Christopher Sowell proudly posted on his Facebook page a photo of his 8-year-old son heading back to school.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:33:36 GMT2016-09-30T05:33:36ZHARRISBURG - The state paid several hundred thousand dollars in public assistance in a 12-month period to the accounts of more than 2,000 recipients who had died, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Thursday.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:33:34 GMT2016-09-30T05:33:34ZAt first, Richard Gordon didn't believe it. Free tickets to Thursday's Beyoncé concert for some of the hardworking students at Robeson High, where he is principal?
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:31:24 GMT2016-09-30T05:31:24ZCouncilman Curtis Jones Jr. introduced legislation Thursday that would direct some leftover money from the Philadelphia Prison System budget to a new fund for anti-recidivism programs. Jones said he wants to see such programs funded "in a methodical manner that won't shift with the winds."
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:31:24 GMT2016-09-30T05:31:24ZAcross Pennsylvania, students posted "modest gains" on standardized tests in 2016, Department of Education officials said Thursday. State standards tightened in 2015, and the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) that year was a reset, officials said.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:31:23 GMT2016-09-30T05:31:23ZThe deadly train crash in Hoboken, N.J., on Thursday renewed questions about the long-delayed rollout of Positive Train Control, the government-mandated rail safety system that came into the spotlight after eight people died in the 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:31:23 GMT2016-09-30T05:31:23ZStandardized tests continue to pose challenges for students at Pennsylvania's cyber charter schools. The state Department of Education released test results Thursday that show students at many of the 13 cyber charters operating in 2015-16 were performing far below grade level in both language arts and math.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:31:21 GMT2016-09-30T05:31:21ZFormer North Philadelphia demolition contractor Griffin Campbell spent Thursday as he has spent every day since Jan. 8 - serving a 15- to 30-year prison term for his role in the deadly 2013 collapse that crushed a Salvation Army store in Center City.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:16 GMT2016-09-30T04:00:16ZA Colorado woman obsessed with a New Jersey mental-health therapist had the right to reject an insanity defense that was imposed on her by a judge when she stood trial in Ocean County for stalking, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision released Wednesday.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:16 GMT2016-09-30T04:00:16ZJersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, once considered a favorite for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2017, announced Wednesday that he would not run, jolting a race that has been underway at least since Gov. Christie won reelection in 2013.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:12:58 GMT2016-09-30T03:12:58ZSince Tuesday, the Philadelphia Parking Authority board had contended that it was never notified of a 2006 sexual harassment complaint against the authority's then-executive director, Vincent J. Fenerty Jr.
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:41:05 GMT2016-09-29T22:41:05ZKids shouldn't be prescribed bottles full of addictive opioids, Gov. Wolf said Tuesday, adding to his legislative to-do list ahead of a major speech Wednesday on the overdose epidemic.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:34:15 GMT2016-09-29T22:34:15ZLatest tropical storm expected to become hurricane on Friday.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:18:56 GMT2016-09-29T22:18:56ZHARRISBURG - In a sometimes personal speech, Gov. Wolf urged legislators Wednesday to help him enact a half-dozen measures that he hopes would slow the opioid epidemic that last year took nearly 3,500 lives across the state.
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:07:25 GMT2016-09-29T22:07:25ZWe are in the peak days for day-to-day light loss.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:07:08 GMT2016-09-29T22:07:08ZYORK, Pa. (AP) - The mayor of a small central Pennsylvania town is being asked to resign over racist posts on his Facebook page, including two depicting apes with captions referring to President Barack Obama and his family, and one referring to lynching.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:50:47 GMT2016-09-29T21:50:47ZJoe Brooks waited all his life for a chance to meet Bruce Springsteen, and when that moment finally arrived on Thursday, he leaned close and said:
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:55:40 GMT2016-09-29T20:55:40ZVERNON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana authorities have brought charges against a Pennsylvania man who was injured in a crash that killed his girlfriend earlier this month, alleging that he initially tried to conceal that the crash even happened because he may have been trying to avoid being arrested.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:54:57 GMT2016-09-29T20:54:57ZParamedics in Westmoreland County found a newborn in a dumpster.
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:53:30 GMT2016-09-29T20:53:30ZHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A bodybuilder from California whose biceps were bigger than Arnold Schwarzenegger's has been found dead along a creek in Pennsylvania.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:40:05 GMT2016-09-29T17:40:05ZSLAVE insurrectionist Nat Turner has never really gotten his rightful place in American history. But then again, he was a strong black leader willing to kill for the cause of freedom.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:28:01 GMT2016-09-29T15:28:01ZWILKES-BARRE - At the foot of a gentle slope dotted with small American flags, a backhoe scraped at the coarse soil until it hit stone.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:02:13 GMT2016-09-29T14:02:13ZNORTH BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a newborn baby has been found alive in a trash bin inside a gas station restroom in Pennsylvania.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:40:45 GMT2016-09-29T11:40:45ZThe head of the Philadelphia Parking Authority resigned Wednesday after two sexual-harassment scandals and mounting criticism of how the agency handled the complaints.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:53:56 GMT2016-09-29T10:53:56ZPhiladelphia police fatally shot a man Wednesday night during a confrontation that came after two boys - one a son of his - were stabbed inside a West Philadelphia home.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:15:27 GMT2016-09-29T10:15:27ZConfetti cannons rained blue paper on 550 eager boys and girls as Principal Michael Farrell trumpeted the news Wednesday: Penn Alexander, a West Philadelphia K-8, had been named one of the best schools in the nation.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:54:14 GMT2016-09-29T09:54:14ZAlmost two months after a sheriff's deputy was partially paralyzed in an elevator crash at the Criminal Justice Center, the judges who work there have hired an attorney and an independent expert to evaluate the elevators' safety.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:19:23 GMT2016-09-29T09:19:23ZA blind man who fell off of a platform at SEPTA's Race-Vine Station this afternoon in Center City was struck and killed by a Broad Street Line train, according to police.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:33:32 GMT2016-09-29T05:33:32ZMichelle Obama urged young people to get out the vote for Hillary Clinton during a speech Wednesday at La Salle University, telling them their votes could be crucial for the Democratic presidential nominee.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:33:09 GMT2016-09-29T05:33:09ZThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided that Act 13, the state Legislature's 2012 attempt to accommodate the shale gas industry, is an unconstitutional "special law" that benefits specific groups or industries.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:31:24 GMT2016-09-29T05:31:24ZAiming to close the pay gap between men and women, Philadelphia City Council will consider barring employers from asking applicants how much they made in previous jobs.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:31:24 GMT2016-09-29T05:31:24ZTwo-year-old Benjamin Smith told his father he was going to watch Winnie the Pooh. He went into a bedroom to turn on the TV. A few minutes passed.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:31:23 GMT2016-09-29T05:31:23ZA former manager at a Northwest Philadelphia mental-health treatment facility was accused Tuesday of embezzling more than a half-million dollars in public funds meant to help children suffering from trauma and behavioral disorders.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:31:23 GMT2016-09-29T05:31:23ZIn April 2015, police said Shyreem Jones told them that he had seen the October 2014 killing of Ernest Tisdale from a convenience store about 50 feet away.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:31:22 GMT2016-09-29T05:31:22ZHARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf has called it a public health crisis and an epidemic, crisscrossing Pennsylvania for more than a year to participate in roundtables and work sessions on how to combat prescription drug and heroin addiction.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:31:21 GMT2016-09-29T05:31:21ZA lawyer for the Salvation Army on Wednesday attacked the credibility of a retail management expert who testified that charity executives failed in their duty to protect employees and shoppers killed in the 2013 Center City building collapse.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:00:12 GMT2016-09-29T04:00:12ZA federal judge has overturned a $17.8 million contract to paint the Commodore Barry Bridge, calling the Delaware River Port Authority's decision to hire a contractor an "undocumented process shrouded in mystery and obscured from public scrutiny."
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:50:40 GMT2016-09-29T01:50:40ZRonald J. Tallarida, 79, of West Deptford, a renowned pharmacologist and expert on drug combinations, died of lung cancer Friday, Sept. 23, at his home.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:04 GMT2016-09-29T00:00:04ZThe calls to Abington police Tuesday night were the kind to send officers scrambling: a report of a man with a gun at the Willow Grove Park mall.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:47:03 GMT2016-09-28T22:47:03ZA Philadelphia man who forced a 15-year-old girl into two weeks of prostitution was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Trenton to eight years in prison, authorities said.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:27:05 GMT2016-09-28T22:27:05ZPHILADELPHIA (AP) - A university professor in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison on a conviction of defrauding NASA by letting graduate students and researchers do all the work on a $700,000 project.
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