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Ex-PHL Baggage Handler Gets More Than A Decade In Prison For Drug Conspiracy

Officials say between February 2010 and July 2011, Mickens, a former US Airways baggage claim handler at PHL, used his airport access card to smuggle hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug proceeds through the airport.

07/22/2014

Aftermath of accident on Northeast Extension on July 22, 2014. (credit: CBS)

Crash Causes Major Delay On Southbound Northeast Extension

An early morning accident along the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension has caused a 7-mile back-up approaching Lansdale.

07/22/2014

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New Speed Limit On Stretch Of Pa. Turnpike Starts Wednesday

The Turnpike Commission says on Wednesday they will announce other sections where the speed limit will also be increased.

07/21/2014

Dorian Parsley

Phila. Police Dispatcher Pleads Guilty To Taking Cash For Tow-Truck Jobs

Former police dispatcher Dorian Parsley admitted she was the wreck chasers’ inside connection, taking more than $35,000 in bribes.

07/21/2014

(The very first Wawa store, in Folsom, Pa., in 1964.  Historic photo provided by Wawa)

Wawa Plans Replacement For Its Original ‘Store #1,’ in Folsom, Pa.

The first Wawa store, which opened for business in 1964, in Delaware County, will be closing to make way for a new one, just up the road.

07/21/2014

(The 2013 East Passyunk Car Show and Festival.  File photo provided by EPA BID)

Positively Philadelphia: East Passyunk Car Show and Street Fest

“We have over 140 show cars, lining five blocks of East Passyunk Avenue,” notes Renee Gilinger, executive director of the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District.

07/20/2014

(Assemblyman Paul Moriarty.  File photo provided)

NJ Lawmaker Who Faced DUI Wants Police Car Cameras

For Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, putting video cameras in new police cars became personal two years ago.

07/19/2014

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Pa. Turnpike To Raise Speed Limit To 70 mph On 100-Mile Stretch Next Week

Throughout the day on Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will gradually unveil signs posting a 70 mile an hour speed limit on most sections of the road between Morgantown in Berks County to the Blue Mountain Interchange in Cumberland County.

07/18/2014

(The Pond Eddy Bridge, in Pike County, is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Photo provided by Penndot)

Pssst, Wanna Buy A Bridge? PennDOT’s Got One Just For You

You can buy a bridge for as little as $1. Currently there are eleven for sale.

07/18/2014

(credit: Jim Melwert)

New I-95 SB Off-Ramp At Cottman Avenue Interchange To Open Friday Morning

The new southbound Interstate 95 off-ramp at the Cottman Avenue (Route 73) Interchange in Philadelphia will open Friday morning, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today.

07/17/2014

(Pres. Obama, speaking with the shut-down I-495 bridge in the background.  Image from White House video feed)

Pres. Obama, in Delaware, Urges Investment in Nation’s Infrastructure

It’s not just a question of safety and security, Obama says. He sees it as a matter of keeping the country competitive with the rest of the world.

07/17/2014

(A picture taken from the Israeli Gaza border shows an Israeli army flare illuminating the sky above the Gaza strip on July 17th.  Photo by Jack Guez/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Mideast Conflict Changing Some Delaware Valley Travelers’ Plans

“People are calling and asking questions, but I have to say that there are not many cancellations at all,” says a spokeswoman for one Philadelphia-based travel agency specializing in Israel travel.

07/17/2014

(Photo by Mimi Doyle, provided)

Pa. Turnpike Relocating Maintenance Facility, Making More Room For Mall

Work is underway on a $14-million project to relocate the turnpike’s Plymouth Meeting maintenance facility to the eastbound side of the toll road.

07/17/2014

(credit: Jim Melwert)

SEPTA Passes Out Safety Pamphlets To Commuters, Again

SEPTA management and transit police are here at the East Falls stop along the Manayunk Norristown line, handing out pamphlets with safety tips.

07/17/2014

FILE PHOTO (credit: Jan Carabeo/CBS3)

President Obama To Visit Damaged 495 Bridge Site In Wilmington

As Congress decides whether to add money to the nation’s highway trust fund, President Obama will visit Delaware later today to see a damaged bridge.

07/17/2014