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(The Montgomery County sheriff's Facebook page.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Montco Sheriff Turns To Social Media To Corral Deadbeat Parents

The sheriff’s department has done early-morning sweeps, and they want the public to take a look at their Facebook and Twitter accounts to see who they’re looking for.

07/21/2014

Tom Corbett (Photo credit MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Corbett Says Flood of Immigrants Pose Health Risk to Americans

Corbett says one of his main concerns is the health risks that may be posed by the children.

07/21/2014

(The 2013 East Passyunk Car Show and Festival.  File photo provided by EPA BID)

Positively Philadelphia: East Passyunk Car Show and Street Fest

“We have over 140 show cars, lining five blocks of East Passyunk Avenue,” notes Renee Gilinger, executive director of the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District.

07/20/2014

(City councilman James Kenney, left, in file image from City of Phila. TV.  Mayor Michael Nutter, right, in file photo by Mike Dunn)

Tussle Over Credit For New Regulations After Center City Building Collapse

Tragedy can lead to legislative change. And that, in turn, can lead to politicians tripping over one another in the rush to claim credit.

07/20/2014

Robert Ward pictured on treadmill. (Credit: Suzanne Monaghan)

Walk To Victory Raises Money For Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries

The Walk to Victory over Paralysis kicked off Saturday morning at the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital’s clinic on Columbus Boulevard. The event raises money for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and part of the money goes toward funding patient treatment.

07/19/2014

2013's Diner En Blanc. (credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW)

Secret Pop Up Picnic Picks Up Steam After ‘Diner En Blanc’ Registration Frustrations

Popularity of the “Diner En Blanc,” a pop-up picnic in Philadelphia in which participants dress all in white, caused their servers to crash during registration this week.

07/19/2014

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Vigil Held In Philadelphia To Mourn Victims Of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

A group of people gathered in Center City Philadelphia Friday night to hold a vigil for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and to call for Russian leader Vladimir Putin to be held accountable for lying to world leaders.

07/18/2014

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Pa. Turnpike To Raise Speed Limit To 70 mph On 100-Mile Stretch Next Week

Throughout the day on Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will gradually unveil signs posting a 70 mile an hour speed limit on most sections of the road between Morgantown in Berks County to the Blue Mountain Interchange in Cumberland County.

07/18/2014

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators on left, Pro-Israeli demonstrators on right. (credit: Kim Glovas/KYW)

Israel, Palestinian Supporters Clash In Center City

Palestinian and Israeli supporters clashed in Center City in peaceful, but very vocal counter-demonstrations Friday.

07/18/2014

(EYE ON THE BALL:  A youngster bats a tennis ball into the Delaware River from the deck of the Battleship New Jersey.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Camden Riversharks And Fans Share Batting Practice Aboard Battleship NJ

The event was a home run for the young baseball fans who took part.

07/18/2014

(Charles Reilly, left, with his attorney, Robert Agre, at his guilty plea and sentencing.  Photo by David Madden)

Child Sex Abuse Guilty Plea, Long Sentence For South Jersey Art Teacher

Charles Reilly, 45, was sentenced to 5-15 years for engaging in what Camden County assistant prosecutor Kelly Testa labels “sexually explicit conversations” with boys, ages 12 to 16.

07/18/2014

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Social Media Today: Facebook Tests, Twitter Acquires, New Pinterest Tool

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

07/18/2014

File photo: Ocean City, NJ.  Credit: CBS-3)

Eco-Activist Critical of White House Approval For Sonic Oil Exploration Off NJ Coast

“Now that the Obama administration has approved it, every oil company under the sun will look to explore for oil off the Atlantic coast,” says Cindy Zipf of Clean Ocean Action.

07/18/2014

(Pro- and anti-immigration advocates share sidewalk space outside the Bourse Building, where the Mexican consulate for Philadelphia is located.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Anti-Immigration Protesters Outnumbered By Demonstrators Backing Reform

Pro- and anti-immigration advocates shared sidewalk space outside the Mexican consulate for Philadelphia, near Independence Hall.

07/18/2014

(Dr. Joep Lange, in 2003 file photo.   Photo by Jean Ayissi/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Local Medical Community Mourns Loss of AIDS Specialists Aboard Downed Jetliner

Among them was Dr. Joep Lange (photo), a Dutch doctor who was the former president of the International AIDS Society.

07/18/2014

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