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John McDevitt

(A frame from an Upper Darby Summer Stage video of their production of "Dr. Dolittle Jr.")

Delco SPCA Partners With Local Stage Company To Pitch Pet Adoptions

Animal advocates are getting creative, taking to the stage as they spread the message to adopt rather than shop for a family pet.

9 hours ago

Philadelphia Skyline (Credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Take A Deep Breath! Philadelphia Not Among Most Stressed Cities

CNNMoney ranks the most stressful cities in the nation and Philadelphia wasn’t in the top ten.

07/21/2014

(The vacant lot next to an abandoned home on North Third Street where Laura Araujo's body was found in a duffel bag.  Image from CBS-3)

Neighbor Charged With Murder of Philadelphia Art School Graduate

Police say Jeremiah Jakson, 22, lived in the same boarding house as victim Laura Araujo. They think he killed her after was burglarizing her room.

07/16/2014

(The vacant lot next to an abandoned home on North Third Street where Laura Araujo's body was found in a duffel bag.  Image from CBS-3)

Woman Found In Duffel Bag ID’d; Police Questioning Person Of Interest

Police say the body discovered by a trash picker in the 2200 block of North Third Street has been identified as that of 23-year-old Laura Araujo.

07/15/2014

(FILE PHOTO: A cook prepares food in the kitchen of a restaurant.  Photo by Miguel Medina/ AFP/ Getty Images)

CDC Worries About Sick Food Workers Spreading Disease Among Patrons

But calling out sick from work means no pay for many, especially low-income workers.

07/15/2014

Fishing for bass on the Delaware River. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Bassmaster Elite Challengers Bait Their Hooks For Delaware River Competition

Later this summer, a hundred of the nation’s top anglers will be catching bass for a competition on the Delaware River.

06/29/2014

(A seminar at "Work Ready Philadelphia."  Photo by John McDevitt)

Thousands of Young Philadelphians Get Workplace Orientation With Summer Internships

The Work Ready Philadelphia initiative links young people, ages 12 to 21, with paid summer internships.

06/27/2014

(Soccer fans watch the US team's loss to Germany on the giant screen at the Piazza at Schmidt's, in Northern Liberties.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Team USA Keeps Hope Alive For Philadelphia Soccer Fans

With the US national team continuing to advance in World Cup soccer (even after being beaten by Germany), US soccer fans are looking forward to the USA’s next match, on Tuesday.

06/26/2014

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Middle Schoolers Get a Taste of Dog Training in Penn Vet Program

Fourteen students from various middle schools are enrolled in the “canine handler academy” run by the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.

06/25/2014

(The Doobie Brothers at CBS-3 studios for a “Talk Philly” segment.  Photo by KYW's Bill Roswell)

Durable Rock Band ‘The Doobie Brothers’ Visits Philadelphia

The iconic, ’70s-era rock band The Doobie Brothers were getting ready for a concert Tuesday night at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby.

06/24/2014

(L-Reenactor Bill McIlhenny. Matt Schick first child on the left.)
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Children Visiting Philly’s Historical District Can Dress Like A Colonial During Tour

A new program in Philadelphia’s historic district allows children to wear colonial costumes as they tour the sites.

06/21/2014

(Opening day of the swimming pool at the Cruz Recreation Center, in North Philadelphia.  Photo by John McDevitt)

First Philadelphia Public Pools Open for the 2014 Summer Season

“It’s great — it’s great!” said one girl. “It’s a little bit cold,” admitted a second.

06/20/2014

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Colonial Reenactors In Philadelphia Keep A Sense Of Humor In Near Record-Setting Heat

Beating the heat isn’t always an easy thing to do when you are a colonial re-enactor in historic Philadelphia.

06/19/2014

(Dale Kerns of Re-Volt Electric rewires a barn building at the Chester County SPCA for its next use as an animal training and testing facility.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Area Businesses Chip In on Chesco SPCA Expansion Projects

Today’s hot weather didn’t stop volunteers working on a renovation project on the property of the the Chester County SPCA.

06/17/2014

WWE superstar John Cena at last year's Comic-Con at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Comics, TV, Movies And More Take Center Stage When Comic-Con Returns This Week

Wizard World’s Philadelphia Comic-Con kicks off this Thursday.

06/16/2014

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