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(Bucks County commissioner Rob Loughery reads a story to the children at the Emilie Christian Day School, in Levittown, Pa.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Across Pennsylvania, A Push For Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Bucks County commissioner Rob Loughery, after reading a story to the children at the Emilie Christian Day School in Levittown, said preschool for kids is similar to planting a seed at the right time to maximize the plant’s potential.

08/20/2014

(credit NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Hospitals Increasingly ‘Ban the Bag’ To Encourage Breastfeeding

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and area hospitals are kicking it off with a new initiative.

08/01/2014

(Photos provided by Philadelphia Police Dept.)

Lawyers For Arrested Phila. Cops Scoff at Charges Against Clients

“My client vehemently denies these allegations, and he looks forward to clearing his good name,” said Brian McMonagle, attorney for Officer Thomas Liciardello.

07/30/2014

12-year-old Bella Collacchio, from Langhorne, Pa. performs an original song titled "See My Face."(credit: Mike Dougherty)

“Philly Kids Got Talent” Takes Over Cherry Hill Mall

Agents for Wilhelmina Philadelphia are looking for a star to perform on a show set to air in 2015. “Philly Kids Got Talent” took over the Cherry Hill Mall Saturday.

07/26/2014

(Dr. Joep Lange, in 2003 file photo.   Photo by Jean Ayissi/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Local Medical Community Mourns Loss of AIDS Specialists Aboard Downed Jetliner

Among them was Dr. Joep Lange (photo), a Dutch doctor who was the former president of the International AIDS Society.

07/18/2014

(Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Philabundance Reaches Out To Green Thumbs To Help Feed The Hungry

Philabundance is asking home gardners to donate any excess fruit and vegetables from their harvest.

06/28/2014

(The Philadelphia Police Department's DUI checkpoint truck.  File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Area Police Forces Stepping Up DUI Enforcement As Holiday Approaches

July 4th is next weekend, but police throughout Pennsylvania are hitting the streets starting tonight to nab impared drivers.

06/27/2014

Musician Marcel Gordon shares a special moment with a handful of people at 10th and Kimball Streets in South Philadelphia. (credit: Mike Dougherty)

Musicians Play Pop-Up Shows Throughout Philadelphia To Celebrate World Music Day

Musicians in more than 110 countries were jamming for World Music Day on Saturday. Artists in Philadelphia kicked off summer with free performances all over the city to celebrate.

06/21/2014

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Obama Intervenes As SEPTA Regional Rail Strike Ends, Service Resumes Sunday

An executive order signed by President Obama Saturday forces train engineers back to work.

06/14/2014

(Passengers board a Septa Regional Rail train at Suburban Station on Friday.  Photo by KYW's Mike Dougherty)

Septa Commuters Nervously Await Word on Rail Strike Status

One rider says she’s very concerned that a walkout will shut down the rails, leaving her with very little in the way of options to get to work.

06/13/2014

(Harry Snyder, second from right, says he was "twenty-two, terrified, and determined" when he landed on Normandy beach 70 years ago.   Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Philadelphia Honors World War II Vets At Independence Seaport Ceremony

“War is hell. No doubt about it,” said Harry Snyder (second from right in photo), now 92 years old.

06/06/2014

Lewis Katz in file photo (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Gerry Lenfest Reacts To Tragic Death Of Lewis Katz

Reacting to the death of his partner and Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz, Gerry Lenfest says the world lost a special man.

06/01/2014

(Surveillance video captures the image of a man grabbing a woman earlier this year in Mayfair.  Video provided by Phila. PD)

Police Speculate Mayfair Attacker Has Struck For Third Time

Capt. John Darby, of the police department’s special victims’ unit, isn’t even positive it’s the same guy in all three assaults. But, he says, police are desperate solve this puzzle.

05/30/2014

Allyson Schwartz meets with Philadelphia residents Sunday. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Dem Candidates Seeking Nomination For PA Governor Make One Last Pitch To Voters

Candidates running for the Democratic nomination for Governor in Pennsylvania are canvasing the state.

05/18/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Stotesbury Regatta Finals Resume After Morning Cancellation

Teams were back on the water at 2 p.m. Saturday after heavy rain Friday night nearly forced the cancellation.

05/17/2014

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