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(Gov. Chris Christie speaks to a special session of the New Jersey Assembly about bail reform.  Image from State of NJ video)

Gov. Christie Tells NJ Lawmakers It’s Time For Action on Bail Reform

New Jersey governor Chris Christie pleaded with legislators in a special session to pass a bail reform package immediately.

07/31/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

One Pa. Lawmaker Has Doubts About Passage of Phila. Cigarette Tax For Schools

Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery County) confirms that supporters of a $2-per-pack city cigarette tax to raise funds for Philadelphia schools are having trouble rounding up enough votes to pass it in the House.

07/31/2014

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Pa. Will Allow Some Junk Food at School Bake Sales, Not So NJ or Del.

A new federal law allows individual states to set their own number of fundraiser exemptions for junk food sold in schools. Pennsylvania and a handful of other states have done so.

07/31/2014

(The new FOP labor contract with the City of Philadelphia is announced by, from left, police commissioner Charles Ramsey, mayor Michael Nutter, deputy mayor for public safety Everett Gillison, and FOP Lodge 5 president John McNesby.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

New Union Contract Gives Police Commissioner Right To Reassign Narco Cops

Commissioner Ramsey has long wanted the ability to rotate officers out of the department’s narcotics and Internal Affairs units, but such moves had been prohibited by the city’s contract with the police union.

07/31/2014

(Penndot inspector Rober Slamon is brought into court for his hearing.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Two Charged in Alleged Scheme To Rip Off PennDOT and Taxpayers

Authorities arrested Thanh Nguyen, a Penndot contractor since 2009, and Robert Slamon, a state inspector whom prosecutors say was bribed by Nguyen to look the other way.

07/31/2014

(Neil Ross, beverage manager at Estia Greek Taverna, in Radnor.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: New in Radnor, North Philly, and Fishtown

A new Greek “taverna” in Radnor, a hangout for Temple University students in North Philadelphia, and a promotional event for Sugarhouse Casino are on this week’s “What’s Cooking” agenda.

07/31/2014

(The view of Niagara Falls from a room in the Marriott Fallsview hotel.  Photo provided by niagarafallsmariott.com)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The View’s The Thing

A room with a view can dramatically enhance a summer getaway splurge. Here are some ideas on where to look.

07/31/2014

Niagara Fallsview Hotels (credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Room With A View

A much sought after summer getaway splurge is the room with a view.

07/31/2014

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

Viewing Held For Woman Killed In Mercy Wellness Center Shooting

The viewing for 53-year-old Theresa Hunt was held at the John Stretch Funeral Home in Havertown.

07/30/2014

(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background.  File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Forbes Announces New Participants For Its Inaugural ‘Under 30′ Summit In Philadelphia

Up for discussion at the Pennsylvania Convention Center? How to solve the world’s problems over the next half-century.

07/30/2014

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Justice Department Sues PA State Police Over Fitness Tests

The Justice Department is suing the Pennsylvania State Police, saying its physical fitness tests discriminate against women.

07/30/2014

(The main entrance to the Gallery, at Ninth and Market Streets.  File photo by KYW's Ian Bush)

Shopping Mall Developers Planning Major Redo For Philadelphia’s Gallery

The owners have attracted a partner to help renovate the aging downtown mall.

07/30/2014

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Lawyers For Arrested Phila. Cops Scoff at Charges Against Clients

“My client vehemently denies these allegations, and he looks forward to clearing his good name,” said Brian McMonagle, attorney for Officer Thomas Liciardello.

07/30/2014

(Blackhawks coaches inspect the plans for their new football field in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

North Philadelphia Team Gets a New Community Football Field

After the Blackhawks won the National “Pop Warner” Pee Wee championship in 2010, Mayor Nutter promised them a new place to play.

07/30/2014

(State police cadets work out at the State Police Academy, in Hershey, Pa., on Wednesday afternoon.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Top Cop Calls Federal Lawsuit Against State Police Department An ‘Insult’

“We will not be bullied into changing or lowering our standards by the Department of Justice or anyone else,” said Pennsylvania state police commissioner Frank Noonan.

07/30/2014

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