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Published: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:24:15 GMT2017-09-23T16:24:15Z


SEPTA offering free ride to the Eagles game

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:24:15 GMT2017-09-23T16:24:15Z

There will be no charge on the Broad Street Line's Sports Express trains from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Radnor commissioner under investigation

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:15:50 GMT2017-09-23T16:15:50Z

A fellow commissioner said the probe is not related to township business and that Philip Ahr's home was searched.

Daughter's ex-boyfriend sought in shooting of Limerick woman

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:18:37 GMT2017-09-23T10:18:37Z

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 30-year-old Harleysville man in connection with the shooting Friday of a 48-year-old Limerick woman moments after she answered her front door.

How easy is it to skirt Pa. gun laws? A rural murder case

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:07:57 GMT2017-09-23T10:07:57Z

FAWN GROVE, Pa. (AP) - In the middle of the night, Saybah Harris received a text message.

Russians targeted Pennsylvania election system, state told

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:59:30 GMT2017-09-23T09:59:30Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Federal authorities told officials in Pennsylvania that Russian hackers unsuccessfully tried to access election systems in the state before last year's presidential election.

Modern dog art roils old Malvern

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:18:26 GMT2017-09-23T03:18:26Z

The debate, residents on both sides say, wasn't so much about painted dogs but a historic but hip town trying to hold onto its identity.

Left in limbo: How trans people are dealing with proposed GOP cuts to care

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:56:03 GMT2017-09-23T00:56:03Z

Transgender people, their doctors, and advocates worry that Trump administration and GOP policies will mean a loss of care and options.

Underground fire in Center City results in street closures, evacuations

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:51:12 GMT2017-09-23T00:51:12Z

An underground fire Friday evening near 13th and Vine Streets caused a power outage and led to street closures in the area and the evacuation of a homeless shelter.

Fall-back to summer a harbinger of a warm winter?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:17:32 GMT2017-09-23T00:17:32Z

On first day of autumn, the atmosphere falls back to summer, and the government's three-month outlook favors warmth

'Talk about an unholy alliance': Lawyers, doctors and pharmacies

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:35:27 GMT2017-09-22T23:35:27Z

Big workers' compensation law firm Pond Lehocky and Philadelphia-area pain doctors make money by steering injured workers to mail-order pharmacies that they own.

A message from the publisher to our readers

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:31:06 GMT2017-09-22T23:31:06Z

This is a very challenging and critical time for media companies such as ours. Both the business model that supports our journalism and the growing impact of "fake news" threaten our ability to serve our communities with timely investigative reporting as well as general coverage of the region. We're indeed up to the challenge, and fully committed to keeping journalism strong in Philadelphia and the region.

What becomes of Rizzo? The city asked, you answered

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:17:33 GMT2017-09-22T23:17:33Z

The city asked and Philadelphians answered: What to do with the statue of the late Mayor Frank Rizzo? The answers were funny, profane, angry, proud, defiant, distressed, thoughtful and flippant

South Jersey doctor pleads guilty for role in $25M health-care fraud

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:05:28 GMT2017-09-22T23:05:28Z

"Dr. Gaffney sold phony prescriptions for unnecessary medications to patients he never examined," prosecutors said.

Pa., N.J. could lose big under latest Obamacare repeal

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:04:54 GMT2017-09-22T23:04:54Z

Critics say the latest attempt to repeal Obamacare punishes states that chose to give health coverage to more residents.

Paul F. Miller Jr., 89, trailblazer in investment management

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:36:35 GMT2017-09-22T22:36:35Z

John C. Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, said Mr. Miller was "a deserved leader - not just a lot of outward appearances, not just charisma, [he had] real substance."

Northeast Philly man charged with more attempted lurings of children

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:28:00 GMT2017-09-22T22:28:00Z

Marwan Deeb, who was arrested earlier this week for allegedly trying to persuade children to get into his car, faces charges in three additional cases.

Tot finds gun in SUV, accidentally shoots uncle in Center City

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:24:28 GMT2017-09-22T22:24:28Z

The weapon belonged to another uncle, an off-duty Philadelphia Housing Authority police officer.

Former Wordsworth staffer admits sexually assaulting 3 teen girls at W. Philly site

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:53:22 GMT2017-09-22T21:53:22Z

Isaac Outten pleaded guilty to three assaults in the fall of 2015, one year before officials shuttered the West Philadelphia facility following the death of a 17-year-old boy in a struggle with staffers.

Children's Scholarship Fund to aid 2,000 city kids in 2018-19

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:40:10 GMT2017-09-22T21:40:10Z

The nonprofit's scholarships will provide aid for private school tuition for four years, awarded by lottery from the pool of qualified candidates.

How computers are predicting crime - and potentially impacting your future

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:08:25 GMT2017-09-22T20:08:25Z

For about eight years, Philadelphia's probation and parole department has used a computer algorithm to rate the riskiness of nearly every offender it oversees. But officials there won't say what factors the tool weighs, raising questions about transparency. The city plans to create a similar risk assessment tool for use in bail decisions.

Photography from around the world, Friday, September 22, 2017

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:46:33 GMT2017-09-22T19:46:33Z

Collection of images from all corners of the world as seen by freelancers and staff of the Associated Press. All images made on Friday, September 22, 2017.

At this South Philly school, keeping LGBTQ kids safe is front and center

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:39:32 GMT2017-09-22T19:39:32Z

Students aren't addressed as "boys and girls" at Meredith Elementary, a public K-8 school. There are gender neutral bathrooms, and classes for middle schoolers that tackle issues of race and gender difference head on. Schools around the country are grappling with how to deal with the needs and rights of LGBT students.

Dirty little secret: Philly Police Department doesn't want good press | Helen Ubiñas

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:34:57 GMT2017-09-22T19:34:57Z

There are so many stories about local police officers that could help change the hearts and minds of communities who don't like or trust cops. Too often, the department just chooses not to share them.

Fighting Islamophobia through health care in Cherry Hill

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:32:29 GMT2017-09-22T17:32:29Z

A Muslim-run clinic's goal is twofold: Treat people with limited or no health insurance, and change the negative reputation Islam sometimes has in America.

The week in photos

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:05:00 GMT2017-09-22T14:05:00Z

This week in Philly, as seen through the lens of our photojournalists.

Delaware County sues opioid drugmakers for epidemic costs, treatment for addicted

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:55:37 GMT2017-09-22T13:55:37Z

Delaware County authorities say if their opioid lawsuit is successful, they will use any proceeds won toward recovery programs for those battling addiction.

Picking up her husband's shofar, widow makes temple history

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:34:21 GMT2017-09-22T13:34:21Z

Sara Bloom was committed to upholding the traditions her husband, Ken, lived out before his fatal heart attack at age 55.

Can hunting lions and sawing off rhino horns save the species?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:18:56 GMT2017-09-22T13:18:56Z

Trophy, a documentary about the controversial world of big-game hunting and its complicated relationship with conservation, opens Friday in Philadelphia.

Hundreds in Norristown pray for victims of Hurricane Maria and the earthquake in Mexico

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:05:26 GMT2017-09-22T13:05:26Z

A special Mass was said at St. Patrick Catholic Church to pray and raise funds for victims.

Residents of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Sept 2017

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:04:05 GMT2017-09-22T13:04:05Z

Hurricane Maria is said to be one of the strongest hurricanes to pass over Puerto Rico in the last 80 years. This category 5 storm destroyed homes, flooded streets and brought down power and phone lines making it difficult for family members in the states to communicate with family on the island.

London gives Uber the boot

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:25:40 GMT2017-09-22T11:25:40Z

The agency overseeing taxi services in London says the car hire firm is not 'fit or proper' to hold a license.

One man dead after double shooting in Strawberry Mansion

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:38:57 GMT2017-09-22T03:38:57Z

A double shooting left one man dead Thursday night in the city's Strawberry Mansion section. Just before 8:25 p.m., a 33-year-old man was shot in the abdomen while driving a Mercury Grand Marquis in the 1800 block of North 33rd Street.

Guilty pleas in cases involving teen girls

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:23:04 GMT2017-09-22T03:23:04Z

A man charged in a string of crimes involving underage York County, Pa., girls - including one that prompted a lockdown at Eastern York High School last year - has pleaded guilty in all his cases.

Chester man charged in June fatal shooting

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:44:46 GMT2017-09-22T02:44:46Z

Authorities on Thursday apprehended an 18-year-old man in Chester wanted for a fatal shooting in June. Devonte Perkins, of Chester, was taken into custody without incident about 11:15 a.m. in the Sun Village section of the city

Inquirer and Daily News reporter receives award for distinguished coverage of black life

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:51:52 GMT2017-09-22T01:51:52Z

Mensah M. Dean received the 2017 Vernon Jarrett Medal for Journalistic Excellence for a series of articles on a state prison inmate who was kept in solitary confinement for 37 years.

Stanley W. Mann, 96, World War II veteran and heating-oil business executive

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:22:47 GMT2017-09-21T23:22:47Z

Mr. Mann was regarded by friends as the quintessential gentlemen and a "mensch." He always appeared in a sports coat and tie, even in Florida's summer heat.

Tate-Brown's mother drops suit over Philly police shooting death

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:39:32 GMT2017-09-21T22:39:32Z

The death and the lawsuit that followed ignited protests across the city and calls for police reform.

Embattled Philly cop shot victim in back, records show

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:13:26 GMT2017-09-21T22:13:26Z

Questions and concerns fester over 2012 police shooting of an unarmed man.

Trade union politics derail N. Philadelphia apartment proposal

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:17:30 GMT2017-09-21T19:17:30Z

The Zoning Board rejected a variance for a factory conversion despite strong neighborhood support and deal to create jobs for minority workers.

Philly journalism institute makes $2 million in new grants

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:29:36 GMT2017-09-21T18:29:36Z

The grants include $1 million to Philadelphia Media Network, which runs the Inquirer, Daily News and website.

Pa. high school golfer makes 2 holes in one in one round

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:28:37 GMT2017-09-21T15:28:37Z

The chances of such a feat are 1 in 67 million.

Mushroom facility evacuated in Chesco

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:16:05 GMT2017-09-21T02:16:05Z

The Kennett Square headquarters of one of the world's largest mushroom distributors was evacuated Wednesday morning because of a hazmat situation.

No desire to spend time with critical parents

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:56:04 GMT2017-09-21T00:56:04Z

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: In my childhood, criticism from my parents was the constant theme. My grades were never good enough, my room was never clean enough, whatever. As a result, I feel little to no affection for my parents now that I'm an adult, and I don't spend much time with them or talk to them much. I just don't like them very much.

Gadget Guru: Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Tech Compression Cube Set

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:46:32 GMT2017-09-15T15:46:32Z

Gadget Guru for Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.