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Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:44:02 GMT2017-10-19T02:44:02Z


City shootings leave one teen boy dead, another wounded

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:44:02 GMT2017-10-19T02:44:02Z

Separate city shootings Wednesday night left a 17-year-old boy dead and 16-year-old boy in critical condition, police said.

Could latest Pa. budget plan be as good as it gets?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:22:20 GMT2017-10-19T02:22:20Z

Gov. Wolf, a Democrat, has not endorsed the plan, but Republicans who control the Senate sent strong signals Wednesday that it may be what ultimately ends up being the solution to the state's nearly four-month-long budget stalemate.

In historic verdict, Delco man convicted in 'Jungle Jabbah' war crimes case

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:21:54 GMT2017-10-19T02:21:54Z

Mohammed Jabateh, a 51-year-old father of five and owner of a Philadelphia-based international shipping company, is the first person found guilty of crimes tied to the numerous documented atrocities that occurred during the protracted, multi-faction civil war that ravaged Liberia between 1989 and 1997.

Ambler man charged with stealing FEMA Sandy funds

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:18:14 GMT2017-10-19T02:18:14Z

A Montgomery County man was charged Wednesday in federal court with using phony documents to collect more than $250,000 in FEMA-backed disaster benefits and insurance payments intended for Hurricane Sandy disaster relief, prosecutors said.

Comcast secretly kicked in $200K for lawmakers' room at 2016 Republican Convention

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:06:34 GMT2017-10-19T01:06:34Z

Comcast Corp. gave the most of a group of about 20 politically influential companies and organizations to host a private room for lawmakers at the 2016 Republican Convention, published reports say. Comcast had no comment.

Pew: Almost half of Philly's 839 sacred spaces have new congregations - or none

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:35:51 GMT2017-10-19T00:35:51Z

Nearly half are no longer used by the building's original congregation.

Giant mall operator attempts to snuff N.E. Philly marijuana dispensary

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:34:46 GMT2017-10-19T00:34:46Z

Simon Property Group, the $59 billion company based in Indianapolis that owns King of Prussia Mall, also owns Philadelphia Mills Mall, formerly Franklin Mills, in Northeast Philadelphia and is attempting to turn its effort into a federal case to assure the cannabis business never launches.

Delaware County, Chester City to compete for Amazon's HQ2

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:15:28 GMT2017-10-19T00:15:28Z

County and municipal officials presented two sites that they believe could serve as viable locations for the e-commerce giant: the sprawling Chester City waterfront and nearly 1 million square feet of open and redevelopable land in Middletown Township, seven miles away.

For ornery shelter cats, 2nd chance is a job chasing mice

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:27:37 GMT2017-10-18T23:27:37Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Gary wasn't used to being around people. He didn't like being touched or even looked at. If anyone came too close, he'd lash out.

After historic Ikea dresser recall, another child has died

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:22:50 GMT2017-10-18T23:22:50Z

Another child has died beneath a tipped IKEA dresser. The two-year-old California boy is at least the eighth child to die when an unsecured Ikea dresser toppled forward and the first confirmed death since last year's historic recall of 29 million of the company's bureaus.

When Philly branding goes wrong: Cream cheese shoes and cheesesteak chips?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:37:56 GMT2017-10-18T22:37:56Z

Even we can admit that sometimes, people try and take Philadelphia a little too far.

Is there such a thing as Black Identity Extremists?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:36:19 GMT2017-10-18T22:36:19Z

"It's a made-up term," said Michael German, who spent 16 years undercover in the FBI with neo-Nazi groups. "There is no such thing…"

Deer at the drive-thru this weekend

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:02:36 GMT2017-10-18T22:02:36Z

Arby's is offering a venison sandwich at all 3,300 locations nationwide on Saturday. The chain released a limited batch in a handful of "hunting-centric" states last year, and meat lovers ate them up - in minutes at some places.

Cheltenham H.S. tries to heal after racial incident at Quakertown game | Jenice Armstrong

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:31:03 GMT2017-10-18T21:31:03Z

"It's about the fact that America is going back," said Cheltenham Schools Superintendent Wagner Marseille.

Philly school affected by mold reopens

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:11:14 GMT2017-10-18T21:11:14Z

City Councilman Derek Green and a group of environmental advocates have planned a press conference for Thursday to address Kelly's mold problem and health risks at schools citywide, they said.

Everybody is in Philly, thanks to a Facebook glitch

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:28:10 GMT2017-10-18T20:28:10Z

People in Pittsburgh were especially excited.

8 amazing, nearly forgotten moments in Philly history unearthed from Temple's Urban Archive, which turns 50 this year

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:06:18 GMT2017-10-18T17:06:18Z

"They wanted to think about doing history from the bottom up. Rather than dictating the history of the community, they wanted to document how they people think about themselves."

Paula Abdul to headline South Jersey cancer fund-raiser

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:14:09 GMT2017-10-18T16:14:09Z

The South Jersey "Wigs & Wishes" benefit is in its fifth year.

Cops: Delaware woman drowns infant, 5-year-old

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:26:31 GMT2017-10-18T15:26:31Z

The victims were half brothers.

How Hurricane Sandy became steroids for Jersey Shore development

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:37:23 GMT2017-10-18T14:37:23Z

Up and down the New Jersey coastline, houses have gotten bigger, taller and, with few exceptions, pricier in the years after Sandy. Year-round ownership continues to decline as wealthier families buy second homes and move in.

John Kasich, Joe Biden talk civility at UDel., stay silent on 2020

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:40:27 GMT2017-10-18T13:40:27Z

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, and former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat, told students at the University of Delaware to listen to those with whom they disagree and try to understand their thinking.

Man charged with directing drug traffic to Philly and Camden from Puerto Rico

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:50:42 GMT2017-10-18T12:50:42Z

The takedown was part of efforts to fight the opiate epidemic in South Jersey, Attorney General Chris Porrino said.

Update: Center City furry fare evader caught, released in New Jersey

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:41:42 GMT2017-10-18T12:41:42Z

Animal control is looking for the wily raccoon.

'Jungle Jabbah' lawyer lashes out at accusers, feds, as case goes to jury

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:36:22 GMT2017-10-18T12:36:22Z

A war of words concluded the unusual trial that has played out in a federal courtroom in Philadelphia over eight days - as closely followed here in the West African hair salons and groceries that line Woodland Avenue as it is an ocean away in Liberia's capital of Monrovia.

Amid fallout, lawmakers scramble to repeal Marino's opioid law

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:26:01 GMT2017-10-18T12:26:01Z

U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, a seeming lock for Trump's drug czar, withdrew his name from consideration Tuesday, after the publication of an explosive report about a little-noticed law that severely limits the Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to go after the drug manufacturers that supply pill mills.

South Philly rec center closed due to structural problems

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:55:07 GMT2017-10-18T11:55:07Z

The Vare rec center, like others around the city, has suffered from decades of neglect.

Philly removes admissions standards for trade schools

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:55:39 GMT2017-10-18T02:55:39Z

It just got easier to gain entry to the city's career and technical education schools. Officials say it's a move to promote equity; alumni worry their schools will be weakened.

No strike this time, new pact for Pa. college faculty

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:35:00 GMT2017-10-18T02:35:00Z

A new contract for Pennsylvania state university faculty will run through June 2019.

Man, 29, stabbed in face in Hunting Park

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:18:01 GMT2017-10-18T02:18:01Z

A 29-year-old man was hospitalized in stable condition after being stabbed in the face Tuesday night in the city's Hunting Park section, police said.

Subaru sign goes up at new Camden HQ

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:42:43 GMT2017-10-18T01:42:43Z

The company sign went up Tuesday at the future headquarters of Subaru of America in Camden.

Smoke on PATCO train causes delay in Center City

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:39:48 GMT2017-10-18T00:39:48Z

A report of smoke led to an evacuation of a PATCO train in Center City Tuesday night, causing brief delays.

It's back to school after mold break in Monroe; cleanup bill more than $100,000 so far

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:30:32 GMT2017-10-18T00:30:32Z

Most of the nearly 6,000 students returned to school in Monroe Township on Tuesday after having a week off due to mold.

Celebrities die, and so do perfect slices of South Philadelphia | Mike Newall

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:29:27 GMT2017-10-18T00:29:27Z

Mike & Matt's, at 12th and Mifflin, is a deli with great cutlets, good friends, and a celebrity death pool.

A puppy was abandoned with pizza and a note. A neighborhood Facebook group found her a new home

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:56:25 GMT2017-10-17T23:56:25Z

Don't worry, this tale has a happy ending.

Man pleads guilty in Montco drag-racing deaths

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:50:05 GMT2017-10-17T23:50:05Z

A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday in the deaths of two adults and an unborn child in a drag-racing crash earlier this year in Montgomery County.

John Joyce, 90, former Stratford, NJ, police chief whose sharp memory helped solve crimes

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:37:34 GMT2017-10-17T23:37:34Z

Mr. Joyce remains a legend in the Department, with younger officers still hearing stories about his time as police chief.

Delaware indicts 18 inmates in deadly prison riot

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:27:11 GMT2017-10-17T21:27:11Z

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Sixteen inmates have been charged with first-degree murder and assault, and face life in prison if convicted in the death of a corrections officer during February's riot at Delaware's maximum-security lockup.

Leaving the war in the woods

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:03:42 GMT2017-10-17T17:03:42Z

Veterans, many suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, are trying to get outdoors more, hoping nature can serve as a therapy and escape.

Trump: Marino withdrawing as drug czar nominee

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:42:17 GMT2017-10-17T16:42:17Z

The Pa. Republican congressman played a key role in weakening the federal government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids, according to an investigative report by the Washington Post and "60 Minutes."

Some Philly schools have rich arts programs, and others have none. How do you fix it?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:05:09 GMT2017-10-17T16:05:09Z

"We still face that narrative of, 'There's no arts in the schools,'" said the Philadelphia schools' head of arts education. "But we're the third-largest arts spender in the city, and we have the largest reach. We still see great opportunities to grow and reach more students."

Which Philly neighborhoods are prospering and which are not?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:48:52 GMT2017-10-17T15:48:52Z

Find the neighborhoods that have prospered and grown in just five years and those that have not.

Man struck, killed by train on SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:37:49 GMT2017-10-17T15:37:49Z

The fatality affected service during the morning rush hour.

Albright football reverses call, reinstates anthem-kneeling player

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:09:23 GMT2017-10-17T13:09:23Z

Backup QB Gyree Durante and two teammates have been welcomed back to the Albright College football team.