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Richard Allen Jr. with former Phillies groundskeeper Mark "Froggy" Carfagno at Ashburn Field. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

New Effort To Have Dick Allen Enshrined In Cooperstown In Full Swing

A group backing Allen for the Hall of Fame kicked off their effort Friday at Ashburn Field at FDR Park in South Philadelphia. The group has prepared a 55-page presentation aimed at convincing baseball’s Golden Era Committee that the 1964 Rookie of the Year and ’72 MVP belongs in the Hall.

07/27/2014

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Positively Philadelphia: Phillyosophy Photo Contest

If you like to take photographs, do we have a contest for you!

07/27/2014

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Unexpected Guilty Plea In Sex Trafficking Case

There was a surprise guilty plea in federal court this past week as a 30-year-old Chester man pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges as the trial was about to begin.

07/27/2014

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Some Customers Cash In On Health Care Reform

If you have an individual health plan with Aetna, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. The company will be mailing rebate checks to customers in Pennsylvania. It’s part of the Affordable Care Act.

07/27/2014

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Expert Shares Tips On Finding Lost Dogs Or Cats

Animal shelters in the area continue to work on reuniting pets with their owners after many got lost when running off during summer storms or fireworks displays.

07/27/2014

Former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge Michael Sullivan smiles outside the US District Courthouse in Philadelphia after his acquittal on all charges.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

6 Traffic Court Judges Cleared After 2 Month Trial

There was high drama this past week in federal court, as a jury acquitted six former Philadelphia traffic court judges of ticket fixing after a two month trial.

07/27/2014

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Community Involvement At Heart Of This Year’s Production Of Shakespeare In Clark Park

One hundred everyday folks are preparing to take the stage to perform an epic scene in one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.

07/27/2014

Royce Smith is at the podium, Eddy Rodriguez is to his left (2nd from R)
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Lawsuit Blames City’s Emergency Response For Tragic Death

A North Philadelphia family filed a lawsuit against the city charging that inept paramedics caused the death of a 24-year-old pregnant woman and brain damage to her son.

07/27/2014

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Rockstar To Perform At Fundraiser For Charity That Helps Teens Deal With Cancer

A legendary rocker will be in concert at the Kimmel Center on Monday night. It’s a fundraiser for a charity that helps teenagers deal with a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

07/27/2014

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Prayer Vigil Held For Victims Of Deadly Carjacking Crash

Family and friends of three children who were killed Friday in a carjacking, hit-and run crash gathered Saturday evening for a prayer vigil at the scene of the incident.

07/26/2014

Police investigate shooting on campus of medical facility in Delaware County on July 24, 2014. (credit: Matt Rivers)

Delco DA: 2 More Guns Found At Home Of Alleged Wellness Center Shooter

Authorities have found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.

07/26/2014

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Police: Female Rushed To Hospital After Propane Tank Explodes In RV

A woman was rushed to the hospital after a propane tank exploded in an RV just after 10 a.m.

07/26/2014

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Don’t Rain On Anyone’s Parade

The weather might need a time out this weekend, considering the chances of some stronger storms for Sunday.

07/26/2014

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Police: Male Shot In The Face In Frankford

Police are investigating after a male was shot in the face in the Frankford section of the city early Saturday morning.

07/26/2014