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Corbett Signs 4 More Child-Abuse Prevention Bills

The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, which trains people to recognize and report suspected child abuse, says the bills contain provisions that are critical to improving how abuse is reported to authorities.

17 hours ago

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New Numbers Show Which Philadelphia-Area Counties Have Most Texting While Driving Violations

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania found that drivers in Montgomery and Chester counties are more likely to get snagged for using their cell phones to text while driving.

18 hours ago

Suspect sought in armed robbery of store in Philadelphia on April 12, 2014. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

VIDEO: Man Holds Gun To Employee’s Head During Store Robbery

Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a frightening armed store robbery that was caught on tape.

18 hours ago

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite hands out Free Library cards to students at Blaine Elementary. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Children In Philadelphia School District Get Their Very Own Free Library Cards

Thousands of Philadelphia school kids will begin getting city library cards, starting Wednesday.

18 hours ago

Gov. Tom Corbett, Archbishop Charles Chaput and Mayor Michael Nutter make a pitch for money and volunteers from business and community leaders during an event at Union League. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia’s Papal Pitch Team Makes Plea To Business And Civic Leaders

Some 150 business and community leaders were invited to breakfast Tuesday at the Union League by Philadelphia’s papal pitch team — and they were asked to step up and do their part for a possible September 2015 visit by Pope Francis to the city.

19 hours ago

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Man Shot In Buttocks During Robbery In West Mount Airy

A man is in critical condition after being shot in the rear-end during a robbery in Philadelphia Tuesday morning.

20 hours ago

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Health Care Reform Unfinished, Part 2: The Family Doctor: A Practice Model On Life Support?

One of the Affordable Care Act’s goals that is falling short is support for primary care doctors.

23 hours ago

An iPhones displays the Facebook app splash page. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Expert Says Facebook Move To Separate Messenger App Is Part Of Business Strategy

Facebook’s latest move to sever messaging features from its main app has upset some of its users, but is it actually a smart business move?

23 hours ago

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Wills Eye Hospital Begins Performing Newly-Approved Surgery For Macular Degeneration

History was made inside the Operating Room at Wills Eye Hospital. A new procedure may provide promise to scores of folks who suffer from age-related macular degeneration.

23 hours ago

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Man Shot, Killed Outside University City Nightclub; Police Questioning Suspect

Witnesses tell police a dispute inside the bar spilled out onto the street, where police say at least ten shots were fired.

24 hours ago

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Paying Taxes With Credit Card (Plus Discipline) Could Benefit Some

Today’s tax-filing deadline is especially dreaded by people who owe money and there’s a little-used way to deal with the problem that could benefit a few people or companies.

24 hours ago

A spontaneous memorial near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street in May 2013. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia-Area Runners Return To Boston Marathon One Year After Bombings

Mary Suplee, a marketing professional who lives in Valley Forge and is president of the Fast Tracks running club, is returning to Boston for Monday’s Marathon.

04/15/2014

A Market-Frankford night owl bus picks up passengers. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

SEPTA Budget Proposal Includes Weekend Overnight Subway Service This Summer

A new plan from SEPTA could have the subway trains running overnight again – at least on the weekends.

04/15/2014

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It’s Tax Deadline Day

It’s April 15th and that means time is almost out to file your taxes.

04/15/2014