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Mike Dougherty

(Upon graduation, students in Drexel's Certified Medical Assistant program will help fill an employment gap at the university's medical school.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Drexel U. Professional Skills Initiative Gets $50,000 Boost From Citizens Bank

According to officials, the money will go to help the University City District find students from West Philadelphia to participate in a certificate program to become a physician’s assistant.

02/28/2014

Carolyn Zinni, owner of Zinni's of Philadelphia in Springfield, Delaware County (far left), gives away a prom dress to one of 25 lucky girls. (credit: Mike Dougherty)

Prom Dress Giveaway Puts Smiles On Faces Of Some Lucky Girls In Delaware County

Dresses were on the house Sunday for the first 25 girls who walked into Zinni’s of Philadelphia on Baltimore Pike in Springfield.

02/23/2014

8th annual "Make a Blanket" day at the Kennedy center in Voorhees, New Jersey. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Volunteers Spend Day Sewing, Knitting Blankets For Good Cause

Dozens of volunteers turned out for “make a blanket” day at the Kennedy Center in Voorhees Saturday morning.

02/22/2014

(Credit: Mike Dougherty)

In South Philly, Hundreds Watch as US Falls in Olympic Hockey Semifinal

A large crowd filed into Xfinity Live to watch the USA-Canada hockey game, despite the fact that it was a 12 noon start time.

02/21/2014

Amber Long

Police Still Seeking Help In Case Of Woman Shot Dead In Northern Liberties

An increased reward was set to expire at midnight Sunday for information leading to an arrest in the murder of 26-year-old Amber Long.

02/16/2014

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Snowy Rooftops Becoming Big Problem For Some Homeowners

With temperatures rarely moving above freezing, all the snow we’ve had is starting to pile up in many places, including the roof of your house. It’s a problem that can cause serious damage.

02/16/2014

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Crowds Gather In Manayunk For Winter Pop Up Art Mart

Handmade jewelry, original paintings, even socks made from alpaca fur can be found at the Philly Mart on Main Street.

02/08/2014

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission (credit: Mike Dougherty)

Power Goes Out At One Of Center City’s Largest Homeless Shelters

The power went out around 2 a.m. Saturday morning at the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission at 13th and Arch Streets.

02/08/2014

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Super Bowl Sunday About Pigskin AND Pigging Out

While pizza and sandwiches are crowd favorites, chicken wings will definitely be downed by the dozen at parties all over the country.

02/02/2014

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Local Political Analyst: No End In Site For ‘Bridgegate’ Scandal

A political science professor at Rider University says the back and forth between the Christie Administration and a former Port Authority staffer is just heating up.

02/01/2014

FILE PHOTO: Salt trucks out in full force (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Salt Travels Long Way To Keep Us Safe In Bad Weather

Plenty more salt is stock piled just in case Old Man Winter has a few more tricks up his sleeve, but where does all that salt come from?

01/26/2014

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Winter Storm Leaves Mark On Delaware Valley

Another winter blast blanketed the region Saturday with a modest covering of snow, but it still caused some problems for area residents.

01/25/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets upcoming Olympic games' volunteers in Sochi on January 17, 2014.  (Credit: ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Expert Offers Thoughts On Terrorism Threats In Sochi

A counter-terrorism expert and La Salle professor says he would go, but wouldn’t send his family.

01/19/2014

(credit: Mike Dougherty)

Commissioner Ramsey Confirms Cop Corruption Probe

Seven Philadelphia narcotics officers have been relieved of their duties as part of a federal corruption investigation.

01/18/2014

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey gestures toward a video replay of an incident that took place January 7th near Broad and Girard.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Phila. Police Commissioner Says January 7th Street Incident Remains Unclear

According to a published report, a 16-year-old boy who is a straight-A student at Mathematics, Civics & Sciences Charter School suffered a ruptured testicle during a patdown by police at 15th and Girard on January 7th.

01/17/2014

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