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(Pa. senator-elect Art Haywood is proposing legislation that would require special prosecutors in cases where police use deadly force.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Freshman Pa. Legislator Proposes Special Prosecutors in Police Deadly-Force Cases

State senator-elect Art Haywood says his first action after he is sworn in to the Pennsylvania Senate on January 6th will be to introduce a bill that requires the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor whenever a suspect is killed by police.

12/19/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Urges Mindfulness Amid Racial Flareups

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says the Brown and Garner deaths, each at the hands of white police officers, have created a volatile situation in our nation.

12/19/2014

Delco Republican Pat Meehan File Photo (Credit: Ian Bush)

Local Congressman Says U.S. Should Consider Severe Sanctions In Response To Sony Pictures Hacking

Congressman Pat Meehan says more businesses, along with government agencies, the power grid — all are at risk of falling victim to cyber warfare.

12/19/2014

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, center, in party hat, attends a Christmas benefit for children at the Sheraton Hotel, 17th and Vine Streets.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Phila. Archbishop Delighted With Pope’s Role in US-Cuba Normalization Efforts

“He’s kind of a center of unity for the whole world, whether you’re Christian or not,” Archbishop Chaput told KYW Newsradio, “so this development has been a great blessing for the world community.”

12/18/2014

(Phila. FOP president John McNesby.  File photo)

Philadelphia Police Union Head Angered by Anti-Racism Protests Here

Philadelphia FOP president John McNesby called protesters who criticize Philadelphia police “hatemongers.”

12/18/2014

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Reflecting Decades of Integrity, Local Nonprofit Leader Awarded Presidential Pardon

Diane DeBarri is now CEO of the Kintock Group, a nonprofit organization that runs halfway houses and other services.

12/18/2014

(A "cash for gold" shop in South Jersey.  Photo illustration by Ed Fischer.  File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/ Getty Images.)

N.J. Cracks Down on Urban ‘Cash-For-Gold’ Retailers, Issuing Thousands of Violations

Steve Lee, acting director of the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs, labels the operation an “enforcement action” to prevent potential fraud.

12/18/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady speaks with reporters at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Head of Democratic Party in Philadelphia Points Finger at Kane For DA Quarrel

Congressman Bob Brady (D-Pa.) says he’s been shaking his head over the sparring between Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane and Philadelphia DA Seth Williams.

12/18/2014

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Back to Death Row for Philadelphia Man Who Avoided 2012 Execution

Terrance Williams, convicted in 1986 of the robbery and bludgeoning murder of a man he later set on fire, would have been the first person executed in Philadelphia since Gary Heidinick, in 1999.

12/17/2014

(Guillermo Pernot, whose wife is Cuban, watched Pres. Obama's announcement from the KYW Newsradio newsroom.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Obama’s Decision to Normalize Relations With Cuba is ‘Huge,’ Says Local Man

In anticipation of Obama’s speech on Cuba, we invited chef Guillermo Pernot of Cuba Libre restaurant, in Old City, to watch the speech in our newsroom. His wife is Cuban.

12/17/2014

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SEPTA, In Federal Court, Defends Decision Not To Run Anti-Islam Bus Ads

A federal judge is hearing evidence on whether Septa violated the First Amendment last summer when it refused to run some anti-Islamic advertising cards on its buses.

12/17/2014

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Phila. Traffic Judge Pleads Guilty in Another Corruption Case

But the new conviction won’t mean additional prison time. The newly imposed sentence will run concurrently with her previous two-year federal sentence.

12/17/2014

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Cuban-American Lawmakers In NJ Oppose Renewing Relations

High-ranking Cuban-American lawmakers in New Jersey are speaking out against the United States plans to start talks with Cuba on normalizing full diplomatic relations between the nations.

12/17/2014

FILE PHOTO: A PennDOT truck prepares for a coming snowstorm.  (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

10 More Charged in Alleged PennDOT Ripoff Scheme

State prosecutors say taxpayers werer defrauded of more than $5 million.

12/17/2014

(File photo: the Coatesville Area School Board.  Credit: CBS3)

Coatesville, Pa. School Board Shares Some Records For Probe of Former Solicitor

The district has decided to waive attorney-client privilege in the matter of its onetime lawyer and will release its own independent probe and forensic audit.

12/17/2014

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