Pat Loeb

Santa and his elves paid a visit to St. Christopher's Hospital on Christmas Eve. (Credit: Pat Loeb

Merry ‘Chris-Mas!’ Santa Visits Sick Children At St. Christopher’s Hospital

Christmas can be a difficult holiday for sick children and their families, but there are people willing to go the extra mile to raise their spirits.

12/24/2014

Leslie Poprik, BJ Capelli and Berklee in their home with the giant check from Wells Fargo. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Montgomery County Couple Sings About Their Home, Wins Enough Money To Buy It

This will be a very special Christmas for a newlywed couple in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. They’ll be celebrating in their own home, thanks in part, to a quarter of a million dollar prize they won for their song about their home.

12/21/2014

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With One Notable Exception, Pa. High Court E-Mails Get Clean Review

Special counsel Rob Byers says he combed nearly 5,000 e-mails — any between a justice and the state attorney general’s office between 2008 and 2012.

12/19/2014

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Gov.-elect Tom Wolf Visits Philadelphia To Address Pa. Budget

Governor-elect Tom Wolf says he wants to make Pennsylvanians aware that he is going to have to take drastic action to fix Pennsylvania’s budget.

12/17/2014

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Back to Death Row for Philadelphia Man Who Avoided 2012 Execution

Terrance Williams, convicted in 1986 of the robbery and bludgeoning murder of a man he later set on fire, would have been the first person executed in Philadelphia since Gary Heidinick, in 1999.

12/17/2014

(Pakistani journalists light candles for the victims of an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar, in Karachi, on December 16, 2014.  Photo by Asif Hassan/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Across US and The World, Condemnation For Militants’ Attack on Pakistan School

The Taliban appears to have targeted two of its chief enemies: education and the military. A Philadelphia expert says no countermeasure should be spared.

12/16/2014

(Ashley Broaddus, wearing black and white in center, poses with some of her friends who modeled her line of hoodies that carry inspirational messages.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Teen Uses Her ‘Make-A-Wish’ Moment To Help Other Girls

Ashley Broaddus is using her “Make-A-Wish” wish to spread positive messages.

12/12/2014

A sign on a PPA parking kiosk warns of the end of the Smartcard system. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

End of the Line At Last For Phila. Parking Authority ‘Smart Cards’

The Philadelphia Parking Authority stopped selling the cards in May, and posted notices on every kiosk in the city about the final expiration date, December 31st.

12/11/2014

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Pennsylvania Hospitals Proud To Be Helping The Fight Against Medical Mishaps

Hospitals are getting safer, according to a new federal report, and Pennsylvania hospitals say they’re doing their part.

12/10/2014

1939:  Steel helmeted German troops marching into Prague during the invasion of Czechoslovakia. By-standers are giving them a Nazi salute.  (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

New Book Reveals Nazi Plot To Blow Up U.S. Targets With Help From Local Minister

This is the culmination of 12 years of detective work by a New Jersey clergyman.

12/07/2014

(Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

Pa. Attorney General Declines to Stand Behind New Pa. Law Controlling Municipal Gun Control Laws

The cities of Philadelphia, Lancaster, and Pittsburgh, along with several state legislators have challenged in Commonwealth Court the law that allows the National Rifle Association to sue any municipality that passes gun control measures stricter than state law.

12/05/2014

Philadelphia Skyline. (credit: Justin Drabick)

New Census Bureau Interactive Map Shows How Young Adults Have Changed Over Generations

Millennials, so-named because they were born roughly in the last two decades before the millennium, have become an object of fascination since they surpassed baby boomers as the largest age group in the United States. So the census bureau focused on them when it developed its new tool.

12/04/2014

Students help Nic Esposito of The Head and The Hand press bring the book vending machine into the Science Leadership Academy. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Science Leadership Academy Installs Book Vending Machine Featuring Student Authors

With fatty, salty junk food in disfavor, students at Science Leadership Academy are filling their vending machine with food… for thought.

12/03/2014

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PPA Reducing Starting Bid For New Taxi Medallions

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is lowering the opening bid for new taxi medallions because it’s been unable to sell any at the current asking price.

11/30/2014

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New Law Aims To Reduce Number Of Fatal Drug Overdoses In Pennsylvania

A law aimed at reducing drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania takes effect today. Police statewide can now administer an antidote to heroin and painkillers.

11/29/2014

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