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Pre-Teen Boy Drowns Accidentally in French Creek

Pennsylvania state police say the boy slipped on rocks and fell into the fast-moving river in Warwick Township, on Wednesday afternoon.

07/02/2015

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Video Captures Man Stumbling And Falling Onto SEPTA Tracks

It happened at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday at the Market-Frankford subway line’s Somerset Station. Surveillance video shows the man staggering down the steps to the platform, where he fell onto the track.

07/02/2015

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1 Killed, 3 Injured In Bucks County Accident

Rescue crews responded to the scene of a serious accident that resulted in one death Wednesday night.

07/01/2015

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Amtrak Agrees to Court Consolidation of All Derailment Lawsuits in Philadelphia

Amtrak officials have joined with the passengers who are suing them in asking that all lawsuits arising from the May derailment be consolidated in federal court in Philadelphia.

07/01/2015

(The US Coast Guard and Philadelphia Police stage a mock "boating while intoxicated" arrest on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

In and Around Philadelphia, Holiday Weekend Warnings About DUI

Officials are warning people not to drink and drive, on the roads or on the water.

07/01/2015

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Philadelphia Controller Again Finds Problems in City’s School Buildings

Alan Butkovitz last inspected school buildings in 2008, and he says not much has improved since.

07/01/2015

Septa deputy GM  Jeffrey Knueppel explains positive train control to (L-R),  Sen. Bob Casey, Rep. Chaka Fattah, Rep.  Pat Meehan, and Rep. Ryan Costello.  Photo by Jim Melwert

SEPTA Shows Off Its ‘Postive Control’ Trains As Federal Compliance Deadline Nears

Today, Septa officials demonstrated that system for area congressmen. The federal deadline is December 31st.

07/01/2015

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1 Injured In Feltonville Accident

The crash happened just before 11:30 a.m. at Whitaker Avenue and East Luzerne Street.

07/01/2015

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Overturned Tractor Trailer Clogs Traffic On New Jersey Turnpike

The truck overturned around 7:10am Wednesday on the Westbound ramp to I-195 in Robbinsville, Mercer County.

07/01/2015

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Officials ID Three Killed In Fiery Crash On I-76

A Kia Sedan slammed into a barrier westbound on I-76 near Montgomery Drive and burst into flames.

07/01/2015

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Police: 1 Dead In Mantua Township Accident

Officials say the accident was reported Tuesday at Route 55 northbound near Exit 50.

06/30/2015

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Several Hurt, Including 1-Year-Old, In South Jersey Multi-Vehicle Accident

Several people are in the hospital after a six-car crash in Camden County Monday morning.

06/29/2015

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Stolen Car Slams Into Parked Car In Northeast Philly

After impact, police say the suspect jumped out of the stolen car and ran off.

06/29/2015

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Woman Struck, Killed By Train North Of Philadelphia

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said the woman was struck by a Regional Rail Train near the Ambler station in Montgomery County shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday.

06/28/2015

(US Sen. Bob Casey, at 30th Street Station, says Congress increase funding for Amtrak.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Sen. Casey Presses For Expanded Funding For Amtrak

At a press conference at 30th Street Station, Casey said last month’s train disaster in Philadelphia underscored the need to make sure Amtrak has the proper funding to improve safety and infrastructure.

06/26/2015