W. Phila. teacher accused of grabbi...

W. Phila. teacher accused of grabbing 6-year-old by neck

A teacher at Locke Elementary allegedly grabbed the boy from behind as he was walking to his seat. Police are investigating.
Democrat Oliver sees himself as a y...

Democrat Oliver sees himself as a young(er) man for a young city

Running without endorsements or much money, former mayoral spokesman Doug Oliver hangs his hopes on the millennials. (Uh-oh)
Nutter budget proposal highlights

Nutter budget proposal highlights

Here’s a look at the key provisions of Mayor Nutter’s proposed budget.
Nutter unveils budget proposal to t...

Nutter unveils budget proposal to tepid reaction from Council

Council members signaled a lack of support for a property-tax hike to help fund schools.
Snow day leads people to Flower Sho...

Snow day leads people to Flower Show, then leaves them there

An Amtrak power failure caused a travel disruption that made folks phone home.
Weather or not, Milton Street has b...

Weather or not, Milton Street has bad luck

Also: Joe Sestak’s bobos, Lynne’s petitions and the old guys behind the young guys.


Study: pollution laws have Californ...

Study: pollution laws have California children breathing easier

First time pollution control proven to help young adolescents
Second Los Angeles hospital reports...

Second Los Angeles hospital reports 'superbug' infections

Infections came despite cleaning endoscopes along guidelines
Flu winds down as FDA aims for bett...

Flu winds down as FDA aims for better vaccine next winter

Advisors want better ways to make vaccines
Winter weather wrath? Pooches' paws...

Winter weather wrath? Pooches' paws feel the pain, too

Late winter surge in sales of dog winter gear
Main Line reBuild converting old ch...

Main Line reBuild converting old churches into new homes

They were pillars of many of our local communities for decades, even centuries... and today old churches are getting new life.
NCAA penalizes Syracuse, Boeheim

NCAA penalizes Syracuse, Boeheim

The NCAA on Friday suspended Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim for nine ACC games, took away 12 scholarships and ordered that 108 wins be vacated as a result of a multiyear investigation into the university's athletic programs.


Rep Hackett among House Republicans...

Rep Hackett among House Republicans seeking to end Gov. Wolf's death penalty moratorium

Nearly three weeks after Gov. Tom Wolf suspended state executions, House Republicans, including a representative from Delaware County, are seeking to reverse the death penalty moratorium. House Resolution 143, sponsored by Rep. Mike Vereb, R-150, of Montgomery County, is being passed around the House for support.

Philadelphia police mourn officer k...

Philadelphia police mourn officer killed during robbery

Governor Tom Wolf says Pennsylvania has been wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on Wall Street managers to handle state pensio Every few years the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra takes on a major project: a home in the community is transformed into a work of art so the PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia police are mourning the death of an officer who was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store. Police say officer Robert Wilson III fired back Thursday even as he was being shot by suspects on either side of him.

Locke in Winter Kevin D. Williamson...

Locke in Winter Kevin D. Williamson 30 minutes ago Philadelphia a "...

My own view is that it is in the main a charmingly modest, self-deprecating place. It is, by American standards, a very old place, a fact of which one is sometimes reminded in stark terms: A house that came on the market last year was , and it was nearly a century old when it began attracting the unwanted attentions of British soldiers - three of whom were killed and quietly buried on the property.

10 Inches or More, 'Near Whiteout' ...

10 Inches or More, 'Near Whiteout' Conditions, Refreeze Expected

More than 10 inches of snow fell throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties Thursday, as a winter storm caused hazardous travel and prompted numerous closures and cancellations. Heavy snowfall taped off throughout much of the region by early evening but light snow was expected to follow, according to forecasters.

Philadelphia pizzeria allows custom...

Philadelphia pizzeria allows customers to prepay for homeless patrons

Since then, the wall of Rosa's pizza is covered with post it notes from people who come in all day and prepay for a slice to feed the homeless which they can redeem if they don't have enough to pay. The Pay it Forward pizza now represents about 10 percent of Rosa's business and since that first slice was bought, Rosa's has given out almost 10,000 slices to Philadelphia's homeless.

Philadelphia police officer killed ...

Philadelphia police officer killed in Game Stop shooting, report says

A police officer died after being shot multiple times at a Game Stop store in Northern Philadelphia, according to a report from . The shooting happened around 4:45 p.m. today, according to the report, at a shopping center at the intersection of W. Lehigh Avenue and N. 21st Street in the city's Swampoodle scetion.

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