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New DNA Evidence Gets Retrial For Man Convicted Of Murder

A convicted murderer will get a retrial after new DNA evidence links another man to the rape and murder of a 77-year-old woman in 1991.

09/20/2014

(Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf speaks with students and local officials in a classroom of the STEM Academy, in Chester, Pa.   Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Candidate Tom Wolf Promises Shale Fracking Tax Revenue For Pa. Schools

Students asked Wolf how he would help the struggling Chester-Upland School District if he’s elected governor. He told them a five-percent severence tax on Marcellus Shale would go a long way.

09/18/2014

Dr. Danielle Bassett, a researcher from the University of Pennsylvania, was among 21 people awarded a prestigious grant Wednesday. (credit: Mike Dougherty/KYW)

Penn Researcher Wins MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius Grant’

The MacArthur Foundation made her the youngest recipient of this year’s so-called “Genius Grant” for her work with complex systems.

09/17/2014

(A police car sits near the block where a pregnant woman was shot by a gunman apparently aiming at someone else.  File photo by Mike Dougherty)

Pregnant Woman Shot Dead In Frankford, Baby Critical

It happened around 11:00 a.m. Sunday along the 1500 block of Adams Avenue.

09/14/2014

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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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Inside The Regusters Jury Room: ‘Unsettling’ Reactions From Defendant

One juror who helped return the six “guilty” verdicts against kidnapper and child molester Christina Regusters said it was “heartwrenching” to hear testimony from the victim and the victim’s mother.

09/12/2014

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NJ Transit Adds Bus Routes To Its Smartphone Ticket-Purchase App

The program is already available for NJT rail customers. Bus routes will be added starting September 25th.

09/12/2014

(members of the Institute for the Development of African-American Youth greet Mayor Nutter outside City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Community Group Thanks Mayor Nutter For Backing Pot Decriminalization

It was originally planned as a demonstration to urge the mayor to approve the legislation, but it was recast after Nutter indicated earlier this week he would sign the measure.

09/10/2014

Swimming restrictions are in place in Ocean City, New Jersey. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Rough Surf Down The Shore Forces Swimming Restrictions

Hurricane Cristobal is traveling up the East Coast, causing dangerous surf and rip currents along the way.

08/28/2014

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Broomall-Newtown Baseball Team Wins Babe Ruth World Series

While the Taney Dragons are getting all of the attention for their Little League World Series run, the boys from Broomall-Newtown deserve recognition, also. The 13-year-olds won the Babe Ruth World Series.

08/24/2014

(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

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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

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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

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