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(Chris "Handles" Franklin of the Harlem Globetrotters helps Damian Vivera, a third-grader at Webster Elementary School, spin a basketball on his fingertip.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

A Harlem Globetrotter Brings Message of Hope to Philadelphia Schoolkids

Chris “Handles” Franklin says his favorite part of the job is visiting schools, hoping his story will inspire young people.

11/12/2014

(The Hardy Williams Veterans Center.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

New Housing Coming to Southwest Philadelphia For Veterans in Need

Work is still underway at the Hardy Williams Veterans Center. Construction is expected to be completed in January.

11/11/2014

Tom Wolf File Photo (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Health Reform Advocates Say Tom Wolf’s Election Benefits Uninsured Poor

Tom Wolf’s election signals the likely end of the state’s controversial alternative to Medicaid expansion.

11/09/2014

(File photo.  Credit: CBS)

Announcement Coming on Second Casino License For Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has called a special meeting for November 18th to announce who, if anyone, will get the second casino license in the city of Philadelphia.

11/07/2014

(Some equipment used by the Gloucester Township police department for today's exercise.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Surprisingly Timely, A Child-Abduction Exercise Is Held in Gloucester County, NJ

In the training scenario set up in conjunction with the New Jersey State Police and the FBI, a ten-year-old girl is missing, last seen talking to a man in a nearby park.

11/06/2014

Tom Wolf poses for a "selfie" in Philadelphia on election day morning. (Credit: Mike Dunn/ KYW Newsradio)

Political Observers See Hard Legislative Road Ahead For Tom Wolf

Getting elected was step #1 for Tom Wolf. Now, how will he deal with Pennsylvania lawmakers?

11/05/2014

Ceola Baldwin
(credit: Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio)

101-Year-Old Germantown Woman — Who Has Never Missed A Vote — Casts Her Ballot

Ceola Baldwin needed a ride for the three blocks to the polling place and a walker to get to the booth, but nothing was going to stop her from casting her vote.

11/04/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in 2011 file photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Corbett Gets Campaign Help From Christie In Effort To Gain Votes

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is trying to help out Pennsylvania’s embattled incumbent, Tom Corbett, as he seeks re-election. Christie is campaigning with Corbett today in the Philadelphia suburbs.

11/02/2014

(credit: FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Pennsylvania Invites Public Feedback On Soon-To-Be Mandatory High School Graduation Tests

Pennsylvania’s new statewide curriculum and high school graduation exams have generated so much controversy, the state board of education has launched a website to take public comments.

10/27/2014

(Taxicabs load up passengers outside 30th Street Station, in West Philadelphia.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

No Bids At Parking Authority Taxi Medallion Auction

What if they threw an auction and nobody came? That’s essentially what happened when the Parking Authority offered the first two of 45 new medallions last week.

10/26/2014

( File photo by CBS 3)

Philadelphia Using Millions in Red-Light Camera Fines For Traffic Improvements

The City of Philadelphia will get $3½ million from red-light camera fines this year.

10/24/2014

(credit: CBS3)

Temple Symposium To Look At Surprising Role Music Played On Underground Railroad

Some of the spirituals still sung in churches today were actually coded messages

10/12/2014

blue cross

Blue Cross Helping Customers Understand Health Insurance

The region’s largest insurer has hired a company to explain benefits to its customers.

10/12/2014

(Malala Yousafzai, at the United Nations in August 2014.  Photo by Andrew Burton/ Getty Images)

Winner of Next Philadelphia Liberty Medal Also Wins Nobel Peace Prize

In 2012, Yousafzai was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan for daring to pursue her education.

10/10/2014

(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background. File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Convention Center’s New Union Agreement Gets Critical Test This Week

The meeting is a rare and important second visit, which means planners will be able to compare costs before and after the customer satisfaction agreement signed in May, which simplifies work rules.

10/08/2014

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