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D.A.: Former Philadelphia Police Officer Stole About $10,000 Worth Of Electricity

Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has charged 50-year-old Douglas Deimidio with Theft of Services for tampering with the electric meter inside of his home


Warren Oree founder of the Philadelphia United Jazz Festival. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Inaugural Philadelphia United Jazz Festival Starts Today

Bassist Warren Oree co-produced the West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival with partner Graziella Dinuzzo for eight years. But when the festival was cancelled in 2012, he began looking for a way to rebuild the Philadelphia jazz scene.


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Transformer Malfunction Leaves More Than 4,000 Without Power in Phoenixville

A PECO spokesperson says a transformer malfunction left more than 4,000 customers without power in Sellersville Wednesday night.



PECO Headed To Gas Main Break In Cheltenham

The break happened around 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Washington Lane and Township Line Road.


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Power Outages Reported Across The Philadelphia Area

Numerous power outages were reported across the Greater Philadelphia Area due to the severe storms.


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Community Groups Pulling Together to Transform West Phila. School Playground

The West Philadelphia Coalition for Neighborhood Schools envisions the Lea Elementary schoolyard as an asset not just to the school but to the whole community and, in fact, the whole city.


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More Storms, More Damage & Outages

Yet another evening of storms is wreaking havoc on the Philadelphia region.


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Mann Center Hosts Gala Honoring 2 Contributors

This year’s honorees were local restaurateur Steven Starr and PECO.


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Car Crash Causes Hundreds of Residents To Lose Power In Bucks County

Hundreds of residents are without power after a car crash in Bucks County on Tuesday night.


Some members of the Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Taskforce pose with a banner marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 25.: Karen Buck, executive director, SeniorLAW Center; Noel DeSantis, assistant district attorney, Philadelphia District Attorney's Office; Charles (Chuck)  Silverman, AML-Security director, Beneficial Bank; Charlotte Council, deputy commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department; Carlotta Bulls, financial exploitation specialist, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Older Adult Protective Services; Alethea Brown, elder victim witness coordinator-advocate for the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office

Local Official Urging People To Recognize Dangers Of Elder Abuse

Seniors, caregivers and governments are joining hands in observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.


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Non-Profit Victim Services Group Holding Jazz Fundraiser Tonight

Northwest Victim Services provides support for nearly 3,500 crime victims every year. But tens of millions of dollars in cuts to the federal Victims of Crime Act fund have taken its toll.



Amid Competition, Peco Drops Its Commodity Charge For Electricity By 10 Percent

A spokesman notes this is only for Peco customers who have not switched to other companies to be their energy supplier.


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2nd Annual Center City Jazz Festival To Have Modern Flare

Jazz Appreciation month may have ended April 30th, but the Center City Jazz Festival is bringing a few Shoo-Bee-Doo-Bees into the month of May.


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PECO, Temple University Give Jolt To Scholars

The PECO Scholars Program was established in 2010, with an eye toward providing a little extra financial boost for some high-achieving students.


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1-Car Crash Causes Power Outages In West Philadelphia

Police believe a drunk driver hit a utility pole in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia, causing power outages.