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Mayor Nutter signs the executive order. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Ends Local Cooperation With ICE Detainers

Mayor Michael Nutter signed an executive order today that changes Philadelphia’s policy on immigration and customs enforcement detainers, known as ICE holds. Immigration advocates are calling the new policy is one of the most progressive in the country.

04/16/2014

(Philadelphia director of public safety Michael Resnick testifies before a City Council committee about ICE holds.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmakers See Good News In Nutter’s Plan To End ‘ICE Holds’

Michael Resnick, Philadelphia’s director of public safety, says the only exceptions will be where an individual is convicted of a serious felony.

03/12/2014

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Frigid Temps Now, Potentially More Snow Later

After a frigid Friday, temperatures rebound ever so slightly as we welcome in March this weekend, but we will also welcome yet another winter storm, our 15th of the season.

02/27/2014

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Route 252 Completely Shut Down Due To Ice

There is no word on when the road will reopen.

02/24/2014

(In Philadelphia City Council chambers, councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sanchez, at lectern, discussed Philadelphia's policy of cooperting with ICE.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Hearing Sought Before Nutter Modifies ICE Cooperation Agreement

Now, when Philadelphia police stop an undocumented immigrant for even a minor offense, officers will enter the person’s information into a database shared with federal immigration authorities.

02/20/2014

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Enjoy The Warmth, But Not For Long

Warm air made a spring-like grand entrance back into the area today with a band of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

02/19/2014

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Ace Public Adjusters

Kevin Dougherty of Ace Public Adjusters spoke with Ukee Washington about problems with your home that you could encounter this Winter, and what you should look out for.

02/18/2014

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Prepare For A Snowy Tuesday Morning Commute

The cold high pressure system that brought the sunshine today across the Delaware Valley will keep the cold air locked in place tonight allowing for more snow.

02/17/2014

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Tied For 3rd Snowiest Winter

Our latest round of snow has ended with amounts ending up as expected around 1-3 inches. Officially in Philadelphia, 0.6 inches was recorded, which puts us at 55.4 inches for the season and ties us for the number 3 spot for snowiest winters.

02/15/2014

Devon, Pa. (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

PECO Crews Scrambling To Restore All Power Before Next Storm Arrives

PECO is hoping to have all power restored by the end of Tuesday. As of Tuesday morning, a little under 2,000 remained without power.

02/11/2014

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Salt Shortages Causing Concern As 11th Winter Storm Approaches

It is in higher demand this Valentine’s Day than jewelry. It won’t melt your heart, but it will melt the snow on streets and sidewalks.

02/11/2014

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Winter Storm Set To Bring Snow, Wind And Rain

This storm will have all the hallmarks of a true nor’easter – howling winds, heavy snow, strong waves along the coast, and unlike the storms we dealt with in January that were all snow and high-ratio snow at that, this one will have mixing issues.

02/11/2014

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Protest Says Undocumented Immigrants in Norristown Unfairly Targeted

About two dozen people demonstrated across the street from the Philadelphia office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) for the release of four men facing deportation by the US government.

02/11/2014

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Major Winter Storm Set To Strike

But yes, a large storm looms on the horizon. Winter Storm Watches are already slated to take effect late Wednesday night, a sign there’s high confidence that this storm will significantly impact our region.

02/11/2014

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Almost A Week Later, Some Residents Still Without Power

In certain places where the road is blocked, where power is a memory, where trees tangle and sprawl out on electric lines over homes long abandoned. It would seem normal life has all but ceased.

02/10/2014

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