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Pa. Health Department Ending Free Flu Shots For Schoolchildren

Letters are going out to parents from various school districts in the Commonwealth saying that, due to federal budget cuts, free influenza vaccines will no longer be available.

09/12/2014

(County commissioner Leslie Richards and Abington police chief William Kelly listen as first assistant DA Kevin Steele speaks with reporters about the new task force.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Montgomery County Task Force Will Examine Causes of Drug Abuse

The task force — made up of representatives from law enforcement, social services, education, and the community — is charged with coming up with solutions, short-term and long-term, to address the problems.

09/12/2014

(Tom Kline, attorney for the family of Christina Regusters' young victim, walks with the victim's mother outside the Criminal Justice Center following Regusters' conviction.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Kidnap Victim’s Family Presses Lawsuit Against Philadelphia School District

The family of the little girl who was abducted from her West Philadelphia kindergarten class continues to pursue legal action against the Philadelphia school district.

09/12/2014

(The "Visit Philadelphia" web site.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Tourism Agency ‘Cooperating’ With DA Probe of Misappropriation

An attorney for “Visit Philadelphia” says the matter involves “unauthorized expenditures” at the publicly funded agency covering several years, totaling $210,000.

09/12/2014

(A dashboard camera installed in a Cherry Hill police cruiser.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

NJ Lawmaker Is Delighted Police Cams Will Roll Out More Widely

The bill wassponsored by Washington Township assemblyman Paul Moriarty, who was cleared of drunk-driving charges after police video showed him passing field sobriety tests.

09/11/2014

(The Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums band marches down Second Street, from the Firemen's Hall museum, past Elfreth's Alley, to the Betsy Ross House on Arch Street.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Officials Take Part in 13th Anniversary Remembrance of 9/11

The City of Philadelphia held a patriotic ceremony today in Old City today to remember the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks thirteen years ago.

09/11/2014

(Nearby surveillance video captured the Feltonville food truck explosion.  File image from CBS3)

Phila. City Council President Wants Food Truck Propane Tanks Inspected

Council president Darrell Clarke has introduced a bill giving the Philadelphia Fire Department responsibility for inspecting propane tanks used on curbside food trucks.

09/11/2014

(Councilman Curtis Jones speaks with reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. Councilman Revives Push For an Independent Police Review Board

Philadelphia City Council opened its fall session today with one controversial matter front and center: whether to put more teeth into the civilian panel that studies cases of police misconduct.

09/11/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in file photo. (credti: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Gov. Christie: No More Permanent Alimony In NJ

There will be no more permanent alimony in future divorces in New Jersey.

09/11/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in 2011 file photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

New Poll Indicates Corbett Still Trailing Wolf Deeply in Pa. Governor Race

Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, was at a loss today to fully explain why Corbett is so vulnerable.

09/11/2014

File photo of editors of "The Playwickian" who instituted a ban on use of "Redskins" in the paper. (photo provided)

Neshaminy Student Journalists Being Honored By Pennsylvania ACLU

The Neshaminy High School newspaper editorial board members, who fought to ban the word “Redskins” from the paper, are among the honorees.

09/10/2014

(Voting machines at a warehouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. High Court Considers Whether Phila. Voting Machines Are Too Unreliable

The machines record ballot selections electronically, but do not produce a paper record of each vote.

09/10/2014

(President Obama meets the with Congressional leaders on September 9, 2014 in the Oval Office.  Shown are Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House speaker John Boehner, R-Oh.  Also in attendance were Senate majority leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Cal.  Photo by Jim Watson/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Does Obama Need Congress’ OK For Isis Action? It Depends, Says Temple U. Prof

Dr. Sean Yom, who teaches political science at Temple University, says whether or not President Obama needs Congressional approval depends on how he frames the military action.

09/10/2014

(Beware of e-mail messages that might not be from who they appear to be.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Pa. Official Warns of E-Mail Scams That Rely on Home Depot Hacking Fears

Now, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane says that consumers have to be alert for “phishing” schemes that come in e-mails.

09/10/2014

Michelle Obama And Laura Bush Attend 9/11 Commemoration In Shanksville, PA

National Park Service To Offer Flight 93 Memorial Tour On Eve Of Sept. 11

The memorial marks the spot where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field about 75 miles southeast of Pittsburgh after passengers fought back against hijackers.

09/10/2014

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