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(Julianne Moore stars in "Still Alice.")

Movie Review: ‘Still Alice’

Julianne Moore, in an Oscar-nominated performance as an Alzheimer’s victim, calibrates and reveals her decline subtly but unmistakably.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Parents Call For SRC To Approve More Charters

A roundtable discussion was held Thursday to call for the School Reform Commission to approve more charter schools.

01/23/2015

(Councilman Bill Greenlee.  File image from City of Phila. TV)

Sponsor Of Plan For Mandatory Paid Sick Leave In Philadelphia Says He Can Override Veto By Nutter

Next week will bring yet another city council debate over the controversial idea of mandatory paid sick leave in Philadelphia, and the sponsor of the plan now says he has the votes needed to override what could be a third veto by Mayor Nutter.

01/23/2015

(Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

In Wake of Kathleen Kane Probe, Grand Jury Calls For Limits on ‘Shield Law’ Protecting Reporters

But one First Amendment expert doesn’t think it would be a very good idea.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(Pa. state rep Curtis Thomas, D-Phila., speaks at a rally in memory of Kim Jones.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Rally Held in Memory of Woman Murdered Last Week While Waiting For Septa Bus

The group, calling itself the “All Life Matters Coalition,” gathered at 12th and Jefferson Streets, where newlywed mother of two Kim Jones was shot once in the back of the head in broad daylight.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

Forman Mills' owner Rick Forman, undercover as "Brad Bandini (left) and on the set of CBS3's "Talk Philly," describing his "Undercover Boss" experience.  Images from CBS3)

Head of Local Clothing Chain Becomes an ‘Undercover Boss’ for National TV Show

Rick Forman, CEO and founder of the Pennsauken, NJ-based Forman Mills, went under cover recently for the hit CBS Television series “Undercover Boss.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(Demonstrators hold signs on Broad Street in support of the US Supreme Court's 1973 decision that legalized abortion under certain circumstances.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

42nd Anniversary of ‘Roe v. Wade’ Marked by Philadelphia Pro-Choice and Anti-Abortion Groups

At lunchtime today on South Broad Street in center city Philadelphia, abortion rights activists rallied on the median.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in Atlantic City. (credit: Cleve Bryan)

Christie Names Oversight Team To Dig A.C. Out Of ‘Enormous Hole’

By executive order, Christie appointed Kevin Lavin as the city’s emergency manager and Kevyn Orr as special counsel to the emergency manager.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(credit: CBS 3)

Philadelphia Teachers’ Union Wins a Round in Court Over Imposed Employment Terms

In a major victory for the Philadelphia public schoolteachers’ union, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled that the School Reform Commission cannot cancel the teachers’ contract.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(Shay Wharton, after she was attacked by a stranger on a Route 15 Septa trolley.  Family photo)

Man Sought After Schoolgirl Attacked While Riding SEPTA Trolley in North Philadelphia

Eyewitnesses say Shay Wharton was repeatedly punched in the face after her backpack accidentally bumped a man on the crowded Route 15 trolley.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

Ronald Dove. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Former Philadelphia Homicide Detective Facing Criminal Charges in Girlfriend’s Murder Case

A former Philadelphia homicide detective is facing charges after he allegedly interfered with a murder investigation involving his girlfriend.

01/22/2015

(Twitter's blog announced the new "While You Were Away" feature.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Catching Up with Your Twitter Feed? Now, They’ve Got a Feature For That

The new tool is called “While You Were Away.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(Officers escort Don Tollefson from court to the Bucks County Jail following his conviction on fraud charges.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Victims Hoping, Dimly, For Restitution Following Don Tollefson Fraud Conviction

One of the charities swindled by Tollefson was the Brad Fox Foundation, which raises money for the wife and kids of a murdered Plymouth Township police officer.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, far right, faces the news media in City Council chambers.  Photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Councilman Kenney Still Weighing Mayoral Run as Council President Reaffirms He’s Out

“Bunch of e-mails, bunch of phone calls, wanting to know if I was announcing that I was getting back in the race,” he began.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Microsoft Offering Free Windows 10, Many Other Features

Microsoft had some tricks up its sleeve at an event Wednesday to unveil Windows 10, which comes out later this year.

01/22/2015

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