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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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City Continues To Face Problem Of Illegal Dumping Of Trash

Philadelphia City Council plans to take a look at one of the longest-running issues facing the city: short dumping — the illegal dumping of trash on vacant lots or even sidewalks.

09/13/2014

(The DRPA operates the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, pictured, plus the Betsy Ross, Walt Whitman, and Commodore Barry bridges.  File photo) (credit: CBS)

Study Could Clear Way For Restoration Of Discounts On Delaware River Bridge Tolls

A Delaware River Port Authority committee has green-lighted a traffic study that could lead to toll discounts for Delaware River Bridge commuters.

09/13/2014

Queen Lane Apartments (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Queen Lane Apartments Gone, But History Remains

The bones of thousands of men and women were buried beneath the a plot of land adjacent to the Queen Lane Apartments stood.

09/13/2014

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Queen Lane High-Rise Imploded To Make Way For More Modern Public Housing

The hulking, high-rise public housing that had been sitting vacant on a Germantown street for three years is now gone. Officials imploded the Queen Lane Apartments Saturday morning.

09/13/2014

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PA State Police Trooper Dead In Barracks Shooting, Another Injured

Two troopers were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania during a late-night shift change, leaving one dead and another injured, and authorities were searching Saturday for the suspect or suspects, state police said.

09/13/2014

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Facebook, Anheuser-Busch Team Up For New Birthday Beer Promotions

A new Budweiser promotion claims “Beer is the original social network,” so it’s teaming up with the world’s largest social network to help bridge the physical and digital world.

09/13/2014

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Officials Consider Regionalizing Police Work In Atlantic City

An idea under consideration is to form a regional police force in Atlantic City similar to what happened in Camden.

09/13/2014

Queen Lane Apartments in Germantown will be imploded early Saturday morning. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Implosion Of Germantown High-Rise Forcing Residential Evacuations

Contractors are making final preparations for the implosion of the Queen Lane Apartment building in Germantown Saturday morning.

09/12/2014

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Closure On Broad Street Could Cause Traffic Problems

Police have set up a detour that may cause some congestion and back-up at times now through Saturday morning.

09/12/2014

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Susan G. Komen 3-Day Kicks Off In Philadelphia

On a beautiful day for a walk, hundreds of people — decked out in pink — started their 60-mile, three-day journey.

09/12/2014

The restrooms at Longwood Gardens are hoping to earn the title "Best in America."(Credit: Justin Udo)

Longwood Gardens Hope To Flush Competition In Best Bathroom Contest

Longwood Garden’s restrooms are in a contest for the title “Best Bathroom in America.”

09/12/2014

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