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Train Derailment Temporarily Shuts Down Stretch Of Schuylkill Expressway

Seven cars on a CSX freight train from Chicago to Philadelphia derailed early Monday morning in the area of the South Street Bridge, prompting a shutdown of a stretch of the Schuylkill Expressway.

01/20/2014

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Camden County Officials Deploy New Protocols For Emergency Responses To Schools

The four-tier approach starts with the lowest level called a “lockout,” going next to “shelter in place,” to “room clear,” to the highest level – a “lockdown.”

01/16/2014

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Approximately 150 Gallons Of Oil Spill Into Delaware River

Authorities are investigating after 150 gallons of oil spilled into the Delaware River Tuesday morning.

01/14/2014

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$25K Reward Offered in Chain of Northeast Philly Wawa Robberies

The armed hold-up took place around 2am Monday.

01/13/2014

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Philadelphia Pitches Tourists With Its New ‘Phillyosophy’

Meryl Levitz, president and CEO of Visit Philadelphia, says the new ads feature photos promoting city locations or activities and contain a catchy line while retaining the “With Love, Philadelphia” slogan.

01/08/2014

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Pope Francis Redefines Monsignor As He Continues To Revamp Church

Pope Francis has decided to end the practice of naming priests working in the trenches – monsignors.

01/08/2014

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Regional Power Grid Operator Asks Users To Cut Back Electric Usage

The Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland Interconnection (known as “PJM”) is asking for cutbacks on your electricity usage between 3pm and 7pm today.

01/07/2014

(The temperature is headed down to the single digits by Tuesday morning.  File photo by Christopher Furlong/ Getty Images)

Roller-Coaster Weather Plunge Ahead: From Upper 50s to Single Digits in 24 Hours

Commuters will have to brace for a taste of the Arctic freeze now gripping the midwest.

01/06/2014

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Archdiocese Leasing Of Cemeteries To Be Subject Of Court Hearing Monday

The proposal by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to sign a long-term lease with a Levittown company to manage 13 cemeteries will be subject of a court hearing on Monday.

01/05/2014

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Wholesale Gasoline Tax in Pa. Goes Up By 9.5¢/Gal.

The tax rises 9.5 cents today, then another 9.5 cents in 2015.

01/01/2014

(An oversized Peeps marshmallow chick, right, is dropped by crane on New Year's Eve in Bethlehem, Pa., to fireworks accompaniment.  Photo provided by Just Born Inc.)

Bethlehem, Pa.’s Pick For New Year’s Eve ‘Drop’ Is Its Local Confection

In New York, they drop a huge, crystal-encrusted ball to mark the arrival of the new year. In Bethlehem, Pa., it’s the “Peeps chick drop.”

12/31/2013

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Hike In Pa. Turnpike Tolls Begins This Weekend

Tolls for drivers who use the Pennsylvania Turnpike are going up starting Sunday.

12/31/2013

Eagles linebacker Najee Good signs an autograph during a gathering for patients and families at Magee Rehab in Philadelphia on Monday. (Photo by Mark Abrams/KYW)

Eagles Players, Cheerleaders Host Playoff Pep Rally For Patients At Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

A trio of Philadelphia Eagles, and a group of cheerleaders descended on Magee Rehab Monday afternoon to light up the fans for playoff football at the Linc.

12/30/2013

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Gov. Corbett Ends Pursuit of British Firm To Privatize Pa. Lottery

Gov. Tom Corbett is ending his pursuit of the operator of the British national lottery to run the Pennsylvania Lottery in a privatization deal.

12/30/2013

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2013 IN REVIEW: A New Bishop For Camden, NJ

Dennis Sullivan, 67, was the former vicar-general in the New York archdiocese.

12/26/2013

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