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Robert Landis (credit: Chester County DA's office)

Serial DUI Offender Pleads Guilty In Death Of Chester County Man, Victim’s Family Speaks Out

A Chester County man, with 7 prior DUI’s, pleaded guilty Monday to a DUI crash that took the life of a 24-year-old man. Now, the victim’s family is working with the DA’s office to get stiffer penalties for repeat-DUI offenders.

04/14/2014

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Major Internet Security Flaw Exposes Millions Of Usernames, Passwords

A newly discovered computer bug has security experts scrambling. It’s called heartbleed and it affects what’s called openSSL.

04/09/2014

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Groundbreaking Philadelphia Columnist Chuck Stone Dead at 89

Stone was the first black columnist at the Philadelphia Daily News and was founding president of the National Association of Black Journalists.

04/07/2014

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Traffic Stop In West Philly Leads To Car Chase, Shots Fired In Upper Darby, Suspect In Custody

Police tried to stop a 2003 Buick at 63rd and Vine in West Philadelphia because the window tints were too dark, but the driver took off.

04/03/2014

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Qatar Airways Begins Non-Stop Service To Philadelphia International

Qatar Airlines is the flag carrier for the oil rich nation of Qatar, and the airline is rapidly expanding. “This is a huge deal for us,” PHL CEO Mark Gale said.

04/02/2014

(A downed tree in Lansdowne, Pa.   File photo by Jim Melwert)

Advocates Urge Delaware Valley To Replant Trees Lost to Recent Storms

The worry is that after so many fallen trees and branches caused all kinds of headaches this winter, homeowners or communities may be hesitant to replant.

03/31/2014

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‘Gift of Life’ Transplant Program Marks 40th Year With Call For More Donors

The “Gift of Life” program — the nation’s leading organ donation program — based here in Philadlephia.

03/31/2014

(Branches placed curbside for collection along Cynwyd Circle in Bala Cynwyd.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Lower Merion Township To Collect Tree Branches Felled By Winter Weather

This isn’t the first time Lower Merion has done a special pick-up of tree debris, but township officials say it will rival the Hurricane Sandy cleanup.

03/24/2014

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Disgraced Former Hero Cop DeCoatsworth Awaits Sentencing

Once hailed as a hero, a disgraced Philadelphia cop will learn his fate today, as it’s sentencing for former police officer Richard DeCoatsworth.

03/12/2014

(A tree came to rest on the roof of a home on Silver Avenue in Willow Grove, Pa.   Photo by Brad Segall)

Local Insurance Adjusters See 2014 Winter Weather As Costliest in a Decade

Winter may finally be on its way out, but it sure has left its mark.

03/10/2014

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Residents Prepare For Another Winter Blast

With another storm bearing down on the region, emergency officials urging everyone to get ready.

02/12/2014

(The Philadelphia winners of AAA's top "five diamond" rating for 2014 were announced at a luncheon at the Rittenhouse Hotel.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Two Philadelphia Hotels Retain Top Rating in AAA Annual Survey

Only three establishments in the Philadelphia area were awarded AAA’s “five diamonds” for 2014: the Four Seasons, the Rittenhouse Hotel, and the Fountain Restaurant at the Four Seasons.

02/10/2014

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Villanova University Resumes Classes After Massive Power Outage

Students at Villanova University are back in class today for the first time since last week’s ice storm knocked out power to the campus.

02/10/2014

(Homeless people huddle under a highway overpass on the edge of Old City Philadelphia.  File photo by Dawn Pratson)

Volunteers Fan Out Across Philadelphia, Reaching Out To Homeless in Frigid Weather

This survey comes during the coldest month of January in a decade.

01/30/2014

(One of the few things the real Ben Franklin never did: visit the KYW Newsradio studios for an interview!  That's Robert DeVitis, who portrays the Founding Father.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Happy Birthday, Ben! Philadelphia’s Favorite Son Turns 308

Philadelphia’s favorite son turns 308 today, with several celebrations planned in Old City.

01/17/2014

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