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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. (credit: CBS)

Commissioner Ramsey Advocates For Police Body Camera Funding

Philadelphia’s top cop is pushing for funding to help equip police officers nationwide with body cameras.

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The Pennsylvania Convention Center  (File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Pa. Convention Center To Host International Convention Of The Knights Of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus, a Catholic men’s organization which promotes charitable works, convenes its international convention in Philadelphia this week.

08/02/2015

The Mighty Macs (credit: Freestyle Releasing)

World Meeting Of Families Philadelphia Staging Family Film Festival

A family film festival with a heavy emphasis on titles with a Philadelphia connection will be held during the World Meeting of Families the last week of September.

07/27/2015

Diane Melley of IBM, discusses features of the new "Go Philadelphia" app for the upcoming World Meeting of Families congress and visit of Pope Francis in September.
(credit: Mark Abrams)

WMOF Organization Launches Mobile App As Guide For Papal Visit

Your smartphone can now be your new guide to the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families events in Philadelphia.

07/22/2015

septa regional rail

SEPTA Regional Rail Passes For Papal Visit Go On Sale Online

The one-day passes cost $10 a piece and are being sold only online through a link at the transit agency’s website.

07/20/2015

Bob Josuweit, president of the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Local Ham Radio Operators Among Those Celebrating Independence Day Weekend With Special Worldwide Event

Radio operators in Philadelphia and beyond are celebrating this Independence Day holiday weekend “hamming it up” with a special worldwide event.

07/03/2015

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Area Patient-Assistance Group Says Need For Housing During Pope Visit is Huge

Hosts for Hospitals, based in Gladwyne, maintains a network of families who offer their homes as a place for patients and family members who come from out of town for specialized care at hospitals in the Greater Philadelphia area.

07/02/2015

Vikki Aristoklis, a veteran teacher at James Rhodes Elementary School in West Philadelphia, says teachers need the resources to help their students. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Teachers, Activists Demanding More State Money For Schools

Philadelphia teachers are heading for Harrisburg today to press their case for more state funding.

06/29/2015

Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO, of the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club, operates his ham radio as part of the Field Day emergency exercise. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Radio Operators Testing Emergency Preparedness This Weekend In Montco

Amateur radio operators from throughout the region will join thousands across the country in a field emergency test this weekend.

06/27/2015

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SE Pa. Catholic High School Teachers Sign New, One-Year Contract

Rita Schwartz, president of Local 1776 of the Association of Catholic Teachers, says teachers voted last night by a nearly 3-1 margin to accept the new contract.

06/25/2015

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PA Based Flagmaker Shuts Off Production Of Confederate Flag

A major U.S. flag maker, Valley Forge Flag based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, just outside of Reading, Berks County, has decided to stop making confederate flags.

06/24/2015

(Pope Francis greets the crowd from the popemobile after Easter mass in St. Peter's square on April 5, 2015. File photo by Gabriel Bouys/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Behind The Scenes, Huge Security Plan For Pope’s Visit to Phila. is Taking Shape

The US Secret Service, working with the Department of Homeland Security and local authorities, is in charge.

06/23/2015

(Archbishop Charles Chaput, in file photo. Credit: CBS3)

Philadelphia Delegation To Get More Face Time With Pope During Current Rome Trip

Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, who is leading the delegation, tells CBS-3 that tomorrow morning he will introduce members of the delegation directly to the pope after his public audience on St. Peter’s Square.

06/23/2015

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Local Theologians See Depth in Pope’s Pronouncement on Climate

William Madges, a theology professor at St. Joseph’s University, says it’s no accident that the pope cited the political dimensions of the debate.

06/18/2015

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Pope’s Sex Abuse Panel Draws Praise From Saint Joe’s Professor

St. Joseph’s University theology professor William Madges says the pope’s approval of a new Vatican tribunal to examine how bishops have responded to clergy abuse cases is significant.

06/10/2015

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