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Social Media Today: Most Popular Brands on Twitter, New Book Club, New Acquisition

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

01/06/2015

A new definition has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary for employees who eat lunch 'al desko.'  (Credit: Steve Tawa)

‘Al Desko’ Added To Oxford Dictionary, But How Familiar Of A Word Is It?

The word centers on workers who toil at their desks, and grab a bite while others go out to lunch.

01/05/2015

(Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky speaks to Forbes' "Under 30 Summit" in Philadelphia.  Photo by KYW's Melony Roy)

Nutter Thrilled Forbes’ ‘Under 30 Summit’ Makes Philly Long-Term Home

Forbes Magazine says the annual summit — which debuted in Philadelphia — will make the City of Brotherly Love its home for the foreseeable future.

01/05/2015

Mayor Nutter speaking at a City Hall news conference. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Praises Police, Local Groups For Drop In Violent Crime In Philadelphia

Nutter attributes the lower numbers not just to good policing, but also to cooperation from community groups that represent the city’s minority residents.

01/05/2015

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Distracted Pedestrians A Factor As NJ Car Crash Deaths Rise

Year-end figures in New Jersey show an uptick in traffic deaths over 2013, with pedestrian fatalities responsible for the increase.

01/05/2015

(Don Tollefson, in file photo.  Credit: CBS)

Trial Begins For Former Philly Sportscaster Tollefson After Rejected Plea Deal

There was a lot of intrigue and back room negotiations, but in the end, former television sportscaster Don Tollefson rejected a plea deal.

01/05/2015

Pope Francis addresses on January 4, 2015 the crowd from the window of his library during Sunday Angelus prayer on St.-Peter's square at the Vatican. The pontiff announced that on February 14 he would name 20 new cardinals, 15 from 14 countries, aged less than 80 years and therefore voters in case of new conclave.  AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO  (Credit: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Vatican Watcher Says Latest Class Of Appointed Cardinals Sends A Message

A veteran Vatican watcher based in our area says people shouldn’t be surprised by the 20 men Pope Francis picked over the weekend to be elevated next month.

01/05/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Trial Begins To Determine If Former Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Boss Ruled With Iron Fist

A federal prosecutor tells a jury the former Ironworkers Local 401 boss ruled with an iron fist. But the defense denies he ordered the acts of violence committed by others.

01/05/2015

File photo of Philadelphia taxis. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philly Taxicab Riders Still Seeing Fuel Surcharge Despite Low Gas Prices…Why?

Gas is as cheap as it’s been in years, leaving many Philadelphia taxicab riders to wonder why cabs are still adding a fuel surcharge to each ride.

01/05/2015

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Atlantic County Freeholders Worried Efforts To Save Atlantic City Could Cost Taxpayers

As New Jersey wrestles with how to bring Atlantic City back from the brink of financial collapse, freeholders in Atlantic County want a seat at the table.

01/04/2015

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Philadelphia Firefighters See Sharp Increase In Emergency Calls In 2014

The Philadelphia fire department’s year-end review found a sharp increase in the number of calls and the number of fatalities in 2014.

01/04/2015

(Photo provided by Holly Mantle)

High School, College Students Convene For Philadelphia Futures Conference

The 15th annual Philadelphia Futures Conference took place in University City Saturday.

01/03/2015

Flu Shot (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Health Department: Confirmed Cases Of Flu In Pa. Rising Rapidly

Officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Health say at least 11 people have died of the flu so far this year.

12/29/2014

Shoppers out for the last night of Christmas village in Center City. (Credit: Justin Udo)

Vendors All Smiles As Philadelphia’s Christmas Village Wraps Up

Sunday marked the last day for the Christmas Village shops in Center City, with many of the store owners finding themselves on Santa’s nice list.

12/28/2014

File Photo: Divers searching the Schuylkill River. (Credit: Molly Daly)

Volunteer Divers Search For Shane Montgomery Over A Month After His Disappearance

Divers returned to the Schuylkill River Sunday to search for Shane, who went missing after going out with friends Thanksgiving Eve.

12/28/2014

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