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Mark Abrams

(Peco's operations center.  File photo by KYW's Michelle Durham)

Electrical Power Restored to Thousands in Bucks County

A Peco spokesman reports power went out Tuesday morning, shortly after 11:15am.

06/17/2014

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SEPTA Regional Rail Riders Breathe Sigh Of Relief As Work Week Begins

SEPTA’s regional rails were back in business for the Monday morning commute, thanks to a presidential executive order that derailed a strike by some 400 locomotive engineers and electricians.

06/16/2014

(The East Lansdowne Community Center was the site of Thursday's veterans' benefits fair for those living in eastern and central Delaware County.   Photo by Mark Abrams)

Organizations Take Part in Benefits Fair For Delco’s Military Veterans

Veterans and their friends came to find out what’s available.

06/12/2014

Participants in the Philadelphia After School Partnership take part in a Scrabble tournament at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Young Scrabble Tournament Participants Say Game Teaches Much More Than Just Strategy

Youngsters who take part in Philadelphia’s After School Activities Partnership put their Scrabble smarts to the test during a competition inside the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

06/11/2014

Joe Blaisse (credit: Blaisse family)

WWII Vets Project Earns Newtown Square Scout National Recognition

The junior at Archbishop Carroll High School recruited them for what he called one final mission – a trip to recognize their service

06/04/2014

(Elwood, in file photo, provided)

South Jersey Fundraiser Recalls Legacy of ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’

Karen Quigley is a special education teacher at Gloucester County College, and owned contest-winning dog Elwood. She is starting a scholarship fund for students with special needs.

06/03/2014

Tom Schuster, of the Sierra Club in Pennsylvania, offers the group's views on proposed modifications to the state's smog rules Wednesday in Norristown. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Environmentalists Voice Opposition Over Proposed Modifications To Pa.’s Smog Rules

Some were Philadelphia residents, others veterans, and others simply identified themselves as people who care about clean air. Each expressed respectful opposition to a proposal by the Department of Environmental Protection to modify regulations covering certain pollutants.

05/28/2014

(credit: Abington Township Police Department)

Montco Couple Charged After Phony US Currency Found In Their Home

Abington police say they searched the home after a phony bill was passed at Rita’s Water Ice, on Easton Road in Glenside, last Thursday evening.

05/27/2014

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Third Person Dies After Memorial Day Car-Bus Crash In South Jersey

Authorities confirm that a 17-year-old female passenger died Monday night in Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, in Atlantic City. Two others in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.

05/27/2014

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Local Hospitals See Drop In Patient Income As Service Costs Grow

Many local hospitals have seen a slight dip in the money they’re taking in, while expenses continue to climb.

05/27/2014

Father Bill Donovan, far right, takes part in an event at Roman Catholic High School where a Vatican delegation scouting sites for the World Meeting of Families was recognized by Archdiocesan students.
(credit: Mark Abrams)

Local Priest Acting As Direct Link For World Meeting Of Families

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has a priest in Rome who’s acting as the direct link to planning and logistics for the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families set for the city in September 2015.

05/25/2014

(The Walt Whitman Bridge, operated by the Delaware River Port Authority.  File photo)

Highway Officials Clearing Access to Alternative Del. River Bridges as Ben Franklin Project Begins

One obstacle on the Pennsylvania side of the Walt Whitman is about to disappear.

05/22/2014

Graham Spanier, left, (photo by  Hunter Martin/ Getty Images) in 2007.  Louis Freeh, right, (photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images) in 2012.

Pa. Judges Weighing Spanier vs. Freeh Case, Outgrowth of Penn State Scandal

It’s a case that stems from Louis Freeh’s investigation of Penn State’s handling of former football coach Jerry Sandusky, now serving a prison term, and his abuse of boys while an employee of the university.

05/21/2014

(Vatican archbishop Vincenzo Paglia addresses the student body of Roman Catholic High School in North Philadelphia. Paglia told them there is "no way" Pope Francis can stay away from the World Meeting of Families in the city in September 2015.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Strongest Hints Yet From Pope Francis’ Emissary For Philadelphia Visit in 2015

Students from Roman Catholic and a delegation from Hallahan High School turned on the charm as Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia entered Roman’s gym at Broad and Vine Streets.

05/14/2014

(On the rooftop terrace of the Independence Visitors Center, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, at lectern, takes part in announcement of the theme of the 2015 World Families conference. Standing with him, L-R, are Pa. Gov.  Tom Corbett; Rev. William Donovan, archdiocese Vatican rep; Mayor Michael Nutter; and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

With Philadelphia Announcement of 2015 Event, Hint of a Papal Visit

Archbishop Vincente Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, is on a factfinding mission to identify sites for the events, including possible venues that could handle a papal visit.

05/13/2014

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