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I-TEAM: Distracted Drivers Flying Under The Radar?

Distracted drivers. You see them all the time. They’re on the road with a smartphone in one hand and the steering wheel in the other. It’s dangerous and there are laws against this. But not many people in Pennsylvania are getting in trouble for driving and texting. CBS 3’s I-Team reporter Ben Simmoneau hit the street to find out why.

11/20/2012

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Tips For Philadelphia Area Travel This Holiday Season

Whether traveling by train, plane or automobile for homemade pumpkin pie, keep in mind a few tips that will help you navigate the Philadelphia area this holiday season.

11/17/2012

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Phila. Parking Authority Says It’s Writing Fewer Tickets This Year

Figures presented at Wedneday’s board meeting show the agency has collected $3½ million less than it expected to, so far this fiscal year, and officials were offering several explanations.

09/26/2012

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Nutter Vetoes $4 Surcharge on Parking Tickets

The plan conceived by Councilman Mark Squilla would have $2 going to the Philadelphia Parking Authority for taxi and limousine enforcement and the other $2 to the Department of Parks and Recreation.

09/11/2012

(A critic of red-light cameras says this accident was caused after one driver crashed into another that had slammed on his brakes to avoid a ticket.  Photo provided)

Part 3: Redlight Camera Controversy

Do red-light cameras reduce accidents, or cause them? There are impassioned arguments on both sides.

08/09/2012

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State Lawmakers Concerned About City Council’s Parking Surcharge Bill

Some state lawmakers are concerned about a bill passed by Philadelphia city council that would add a $4 surcharge to parking tickets.

08/08/2012

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Parking Ticket Writers To Begin Snapping Plates of Violators in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Parking Authority officials have revealed that their ticket writers will, in about six months, be equipped with gear that will enable them to photograph license plates of parking violators.

08/07/2012

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City Appeals Judge’s Ruling Allowing Motorists To Cross-Examine PPA Ticket Writers

Motorists who get that sinking feeling when fighting parking tickets were encouraged to hear in July that a Philadelphia judge ruled they should be able to cross-examine a ticket writer. But, the ruling is not gaining any traction. The city is fighting it.

08/02/2012

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PPA Mistake Gives Thousands Of Drivers Refund On Citations

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is refunding drivers who were caught on camera running red lights in southwest Philadelphia earlier this year.

07/28/2012

Stigall Show Log 7.26.12

Chris is thrilled with Cole Hamels and the Phillies reaching a deal on a new contract. He also discusses the Parking Authority’s effort to soften their image, Councilman Jim Kenney’s attacks on Chick-Fil-A

07/26/2012

A ticket and a smile? The PPA wants to change their reputation. (file photo)

PPA Officers To Be Trained On Being Friendly, Helpful

The Parking Authority apparently wants a kinder, gentler image, and so officials are going to be training their hundreds of enforcement officers on how to be more friendly and helpful.

07/25/2012

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Controversial New Bill Would Put 15 Wheelchair Accessible Cabs On Philadelphia Streets

The Pennsylvania Senate is considering a bill to give Philadelphia more handicapped-accessible taxi’s but even disability rights groups oppose the legislation.

06/27/2012

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City Council Calls For Hearings On Illegal ATV Riding

It’s illegal to ride four-wheelers or dirt bikes on city streets, yet the law hasn’t stopped scores of young people from taking part in the dangerous activity.

06/25/2012

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Council Committee Approves $4 Surcharge For Parking Tickets

A City Council committee has approved adding a $4 surcharge to all parking tickets, with some of the money potentially set aside for the city’s parks. Questions about the bill’s legality remain.

06/12/2012

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Good News, Bad News For Parking Ticket Recipients

City Council has given its thumbs-up to letting you fight parking tickets by mail or online rather than having to show up in person.

05/24/2012

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