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Artist rendering of the Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Willow Grove’s Aviation Museum To Be Transformed Into Major Attraction

A huge expansion is planned for the aviation museum at the old Willow Grove Naval Air Station, one that sponsors say would turn it into a major attraction for the region, drawing a million visitors a year.

09/15/2014

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Thousands Cross Ben Franklin Bridge Daily, But How Many Know Its Secret?

Inside the anchorages on either side of the Ben Franklin Bridge — long-forgotten trolley stops that were never put into service.

09/15/2014

Tony Auth File Photo (Credit: The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Award-Winning Philadelphia Inquirer Cartoonist Dies At 72

Tony Auth — A Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist who worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 40 years — has died.

09/14/2014

The family of officer Brad Fox unveils the memorial sign on Route 263 in Warminster. (credit: Tim Jimenez)

Stretch Of Highway In Bucks County Renamed To Honor Fallen Officer

The Hartsville Fire company was filled with those who knew and loved Officer Brad Fox Sunday.

09/14/2014

(A police car sits near the block where a pregnant woman was shot by a gunman apparently aiming at someone else.  File photo by Mike Dougherty)

Pregnant Woman Shot Dead In Frankford, Baby Critical

It happened around 11:00 a.m. Sunday along the 1500 block of Adams Avenue.

09/14/2014

Otho Boykin (red sweater) surrounded by former players from the Liberty Saints Athletic Association. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Former Liberty Saints Youth Players Say “Thank You” To Their Founder

Scores of former players from a now defunct youth athletic team from North Philadelphia reunited this weekend to say thank you to the man who founded the group more than 45 years ago.

09/14/2014

Photo of signature piece of "Cash Crop" exhibit, which is 15 life size cement sculptures of Africans chained to a pallet.
(credit: Cherri Gregg

Slave Trade, Sweatshops Compared In New Exhibit At African American Museum of Philadelphia

The African American Museum of Philadelphia opened a new exhibit this week that makes a haunting comparison between the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and modern day sweatshops.

09/14/2014

(David Brennan, general manager of the Wayne Hotel, stands alongside its historic marker.   Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Wayne Hotel

On the National Register of Historic Places, the Wayne Hotel, in Wayne, Pa., is now a modern, newly restored hotel with a long history.

09/14/2014

File Photo (Credit: Ann Johansson/Getty Images)

City Councilman Has Plan To Deal With RV’s Parked On Philadelphia Neighborhood Streets

A Philadelphia city councilman wants to slash in half the amount of time that you can leave an RV parked on a neighborhood street.

09/14/2014

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Expert Believes The Strong Will Survive In Atlantic City

For all the pain, one expert says things in Atlantic City are not as bad as they seem.

09/14/2014

City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell (Credit: CBS3)

City Council Member Backs Off On Measure Others Fear Would Upset State Lawmakers

One lawmaker this past week reluctantly tabled a measure that her colleagues feared would upset Harrisburg.

09/14/2014

A BB gun modeled after an assault rifle. (Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

City Councilman Wants To Shut Down Stores Selling BB Guns To Minors

A Philadelphia lawmaker wants the city to wield a bigger hammer against stores that sell BB guns to minors.

09/14/2014

Idris Elba stars in 'No Good Deed'

Movie Review” ‘No Good Deed’

Lest No Good Deed go unpunished, let’s cut to the chase: No Good Deed is one bad movie.

09/13/2014

Philadelphia Police Department's Boat team (credit: John McDevitt)

Philly Police Department’s Boat Team Holds Dedication Ceremony For Its New Canoe

There was a traditional Hawaiian blessing for the team’s new OC6, an outrigger canoe which seats six paddlers. The crowd was invited to touch the vessel, and then there was a celebration with fire and hula dancers.

09/13/2014

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Police: Norristown Man Electrocuted While Attempting To Steal Copper Wiring

Authorities say Norristown a man was killed while attempting extract copper wiring from high-voltage electrical box in Valley Forge National Historical Park.

09/13/2014

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