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The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, seen from the Atlantic City Boardwalk. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Judge OKs Cancellation Of Union Contract At Trump Taj Mahal

A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware has approved the plan from billionaire investor Carl Icahn to take over the Trump Taj Mahal casino-hotel, in Atlantic City.

10/17/2014

(THE WINNING TEAM: Earl Johnson, Jacob McAnn, Sarah McAnn and Danny Santos.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

In Delco, Students Design a Winning Anti-Bullying App

Earl Johnson (at left in photo) is one of four Penn Wood students who helped developed the winning app, called “Fear No Bully.”

10/17/2014

(Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Says Philadelphia Is ‘Geared Up’ For Any Ebola Occurrence Here

But at the same time, Nutter cautioned residents about becoming alarmed.

10/17/2014

(Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and their supports demonstrate on October 16, 2014, in front of school district headquarters on North Broad Street.  Photo by KYW's Justin Udo)

Philadelphia Teachers’ Union Files Court Motions Over Contract Cancellation

Union president Jerry Jordan, in a statement, said the cancellation lacked legal merit and he called the act “cowardly and disrespectful.”

10/17/2014

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

Local Congressman Supports Call For Travel Ban Between U.S., West Africa

The U.S. needs to get better protective procedures in place in this country, according to Delaware County Republican Pat Meehan

10/17/2014

(Joe Schulle, head of Philadelphia firefighters' union Local 22, testifies before City Council's Human Services, Health, and Safety Committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Firefighters’ Union Says Ebola Gear Issued By City is Inadequate

Joseph Schulle, head of the firefighters’ union Local 22, has no faith in the CDC standards and believes that hazmat suits are needed for the paramedics should they have to respond to a potential Ebola outbreak.

10/16/2014

(Pa. Supreme Court justice Seamus Caffery, in file photo, provided)

Pa. Supreme Court Justice McCaffery Says He’s Being Railroaded by Chief Justice

Justice Seamus McCaffery, caught in a porn e-mail scandal, is accusing the court’s chief justice, Ron Castille, of trying to use the scandal to take him down.

10/16/2014

(VP Biden gets a tour from dredging project manager Brian Puckett.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

VP Biden Visits Philadelphia To Check Progress of Delaware River Dredging Project

“It cuts us out of a whole lot of commerce — cuts us out of a whole lot of good jobs if they cannot come up the Delaware River,” Biden said of the shipping channel’s current depth.

10/16/2014

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

PA High Court Judge Sorry For Porn Email, But Says It’s ‘Vindictive Pattern Of Attacks’ Against Him

A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice caught up in a government pornographic email scandal is apologizing for a “lapse in judgment” but says the court’s chief justice is out to get him.

10/16/2014

(Members of the Delaware County Council, following a meeting at a Philadelphia International Airport.  Photo by David Madden)

Delaware County Reviews Ebola Readiness With PHL Airport Officials

Officials say the risk of an infected person coming into the area are low, but with Liberian enclaves in Lansdowne, Darby, and Upper Darby, there are concerns.

10/16/2014

(The "Protect PA Kids" web site.)

In Pennsylvania, Protecting Children is One PAC’s Sole Aim

PAC founder Susan Matthews says their key issue is reforming the statute of limitations in the wake of the Sandusky and Archdiocese of Philadelphia sex scandals.

10/16/2014

Councilman Curtis Jones File Photo (Credit: CBS3)

City Council Set To Hold Hearing On Ebola Preparation In Philadelphia

How well is this region prepared to cope with an Ebola outbreak? Philadelphia City Council holds a hearing this afternoon to find out.

10/16/2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, in file photo. (credit: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Announces $12 Million For Addiction Treatment

Gov. Chris Christie is continuing his public push against drug addiction, announcing Wednesday more than $12 million in new funding for addiction treatment and prevention programs.

10/15/2014

(SNAPSHOTS OF THE FIRST LADY.  Michelle Obama waves as audience members take photos at the recreation center in East Mt. Airy.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Michelle Obama Visits Philadelphia To Energize Electorate For Tom Wolf

The first lady and other Democratic Party officials came to show their support for Tom Wolf in his race for governor of Pennsylvania.

10/15/2014

(Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Delco Officials Add Viral Epidemics To Their ‘Safe Schools’ Agenda

County district attorney Jack Whelan says these deadly illnesses weren’t on the radar when county officials began planning this year’s summit.

10/15/2014

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