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(Leaving a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom in early March, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane speaks with reporters.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Montco Judge Quickly Airs Documents From Grand Jury Probe of Kathleen Kane

In a brief motions hearing this morning, Kane’s lawyer asked that the grand jury materials be released. But the judge’s compliance and speed in doing so was surprising.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

(Bridesburg Elementary School.  School district photo)

Officials Say One Philadelphia Public School Played Favorites With Enrollments

“The policy is very clear — it’s first come, first served,” says a school district official who uncovered irregularities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

(L-R, outside the new recycling center: Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri; Sun Ray, the "Philadelphia More Beautiful" mascot; Curby Bucket, the city's recycling mascot; and deputy streets commissioner Donald Carlton.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

City Opens Its Fifth Large-Item Trash Dropoff Center, in West Philadelphia

“We see this, in its humble way, as a part of Earth Day, in keeping the environment and the streets of Philadelphia cleaner,” David Perri said at today’s dedication.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

Attorney Judy Clarke (R) leaves the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse after closing arguments in the Boston Marathon Bombing in Boston, Massachusetts. (credit: Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Penalty Phase In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Will Test Defense Lawyer’s Record In Capital Cases

As the Boston Marathon bombing moves to the penalty phase, this week, the defense will try to engage the jury’s sympathies in hopes of sparing their client the death penalty.

04/20/2015

Leon Huff and  Kenny Gamble (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

Major Part Of Philadelphia’s Music History Meets The Wrecking Ball

A piece of Philadelphia history will pass into dust this morning, as a demolition crew takes the wrecking ball to the former headquarters of Philadelphia International Records on South Broad Street

04/18/2015

The Pennsylvania Convention Center  )File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Surprise Development In The Carpenters’ Dispute With The Pennsylvania Convention Center

Philadelphia’s carpenters union will get a chance to make their case that the Convention Center illegally locked them out of jobs there.

04/17/2015

(Photo by Pat Loeb)

A New Café in Camden, N.J., Serves Its Community With More Than Lunch

Camden officials were celebrating another sign of the city’s revitalization with a ribbon-cutting for a new café run by a local social service agency.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/17/2015

(Artist's rendering, provided)

Live Concert Venue Planned For Former Factory Building Near Sugarhouse Casino

Concert production company “Live Nation” says it will transform the abandoned Ajax Metal Company building into what executive Don Gastion calls its “best venue in the country.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(Credit: Historical Society)

Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary, Part 4: The Funeral

Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train reversed the route he took to his inauguration.

04/16/2015

(credit: Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio)

‘Ink And Gold: Art Of The Kano’ Opens Final Presentation Of Works At Phila. Museum Of Art

KYW’s Pat Loeb reports the final part of the three-cycle show has just opened.

04/15/2015

(The assassination of President  Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth, at Ford's Theatre, in Washington DC, on April 14, 1865.  Lincoln died the next morning.  Image from Hulton Archive/ Getty Images)

Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary, Part 3: John Wilkes Booth’s Philadelphia Brother

Today is the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, at the hands of John Wilkes Booth, who had a Philadelphia connection.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

Dr. Dan Rolph of the Pennsylvania Historical Society. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary, Part 2: Ulysses S. Grant’s Escape From Death

Abraham Lincoln was fatally shot 150 years ago today, in Washington D.C. but smaller dramas connected to that great tragedy unfolded in Philadelphia – including Ulysses S. Grant’s escape from death that night.

04/14/2015

John Meko (L) and James Mundy of the Union League, with John Wilkes Booth's thorax.  (credit: Pat Loeb)

Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary: Part 1

Some of the most important artifacts of the tragedy in April, 1865 are housed right in Center City Philadelphia.

04/13/2015

(credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

County Officials Warn Of Chaos If 911 Phone Surcharge Fees Don’t Increase In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s County Commissioners are warning of chaos, if the state legislature doesn’t increase the phone surcharge fees it collects to run the 9-1-1 emergency system.

04/11/2015

(Leaving a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom in early March, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane speaks with reporters.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Pa. Attorney General Called to Court to Explain Firing of Aide Who Testified

Judge William Carpenter wants to investigate whether Kathleen Kane’s firing this week of her aide, James Barker, violated the judge’s order protecting witnesses from retaliation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

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