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Published: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:55:38 GMT2016-09-24T12:55:38Z

 



Road closures are set for Free Streets event

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:55:38 GMT2016-09-24T12:55:38Z

Ten miles of Philadelphia streets - including all of South Street - will be closed to motor vehicles Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the first Philly Free Streets event.



Expert: Architect bears main responsibility for deadly Center City building collapse

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:31:54 GMT2016-09-24T05:31:54Z

Center City architect Plato A. Marinakos Jr. is the person most responsible for the deadly 2013 collapse that crushed a Salvation Army thrift store, a construction expert testified Friday.



Man charged in fatal N. Philly hit-run

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:31:32 GMT2016-09-24T05:31:32Z

A 25-year-old Bucks County man suspected of driving under the influence has been arrested and charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident in which a pedestrian was killed Thursday in North Philadelphia, police announced Friday.



Federal judge questions Fattah's push for a new trial

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:30:43 GMT2016-09-24T05:30:43Z

Former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's push to overturn his conviction on corruption-related charges was met Friday with tough questioning from the federal judge who presided over his trial.



DA's press aide under investigation

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:00:17 GMT2016-09-23T11:00:17Z

A press aide for District Attorney Seth Williams is being investigated by the Attorney General's Office for an alleged "straw" purchase of an AK-47 for her boyfriend, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.



Pest tiger moth found at Port of Philadelphia

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:33:03 GMT2016-09-23T05:33:03Z

Federal authorities Thursday announced the discovery in Philadelphia this month - the first such find in the nation - of a tiger moth, a pest that could be harmful to agricultural crops.



Expert: Collapse demolition contractor was 'totally incompetent, inexperienced'

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:31:23 GMT2016-09-23T05:31:23Z

The owner, property manager, and architect whose Center City demolition project ended in the deadly 2013 collapse that crushed a Salvation Army thrift store failed to follow construction industry "customs and practices" in hiring their demolition contractor, an industry expert testified Thursday.