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Man Found Guilty In Murder Of Man Responding To Craigslist Ad In West Oak Lane

A Montgomery County man has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of a New Jersey man who was answering an ad for an ATV on the social media site Craigslist.

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Defendant’s Alibi Witness Admits She Didn’t Leave Work Until After Alleged Craigslist Murder Occurred

Four days of testimony in the Craigslist murder trial in Philadelphia wrapped up with the defendant’s sister providing an alibi, as the bickering picked up between opposing lawyers.

07/31/2015

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Jury Hears Murder Trial In Death Of Man Who Responded To Craigslist Ad In West Oak Lane

A Philadelphia Jury is hearing the murder trial of a Willow Grove man in connection with a series of crimes that allegedly used Craigslist as bait.

07/28/2015

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Police On The Hunt For Driver In Deadly Hit-Run Crash In Juniata Park

Philadelphia Police are on the trail of a driver involved in a deadly hit and run crash Sunday night in the Juniata Park section of the city.

07/27/2015

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Initiative Uses Arts As Foundation For Promoting Pride In Chester

A demonstration was presented this past week in Council Chambers at Chester City Hall.

07/26/2015

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Pa. Supreme Court Sides With City Over Giving, Retracting Promotions In Philadelphia Fire Department

This long running dispute broke out more than two years ago, when Firefighters Local 22 pressed in court to compel the Nutter administration to fill open captain and lieutenant vacancies.

07/21/2015

(St. Laurentius Catholic Church, on East Berks Street in Fishtown.  2014 photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Historical Commission Gives Historic Designation To Vacant Fishtown Church Building

St. Laurentius Church, which was slated to be demolished, has won a reprieve from the city’s Historical Commission by receiving a historical designation.

07/10/2015

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Bill Cosby’s First Accuser Seeks To Have Secret Records Opened

The former Temple University staffer says Cosby and his PR staff have been ignoring her confidentiality agreement in order to spin the story his way.

07/09/2015

At the offices of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Philadelphia, US Sen. Pat Toomey, fourth from left, leads a roundtable discussion on child sex abuse.  Photo by Steve Tawa

Sen. Toomey Presses For Stricter Background Checks on School Employees

Today, Toomey held a round table discussion in center city Philadelphia on the topic of sexual abuse of children and how to prevent it.

07/07/2015

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Some Philadelphia Institutions Forced To Close During Papal Visit

Museum Row in Philadelphia will see tons of foot traffic during the Pope’s visit at the end of September, so much so, that some of the institutions will be compelled to close, that weekend.

07/06/2015

(Deputy mayor Everett Gillison speaks with reporters outside the Independence Visitors Center as the city's "Welcome America" festivities were getting underway.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter’s Chief of Staff Promises Adequate Security In Place for Holiday Weekend

Everett Gillison, the city’s deputy mayor for public safety, had assurances for both local residents and visitors.

07/03/2015

(Msgr. William Lynn leaves a bail hearing at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia in 2014.  Lynn lost about 70 pounds during his 18 months in an upstate prison.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Pope to Visit Same Philadelphia Prison Housing a Jailed Priest

Msgr. William Lynn, the former secretary for clergy in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was convicted of one count of child endangerment and is in prison as his appeals play out.

07/02/2015

(Air travelers wait to be screened at PHL airport.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

TSA Issues Reminders For Summer Airline Travelers

The Transportation Security Administration wants airline passengers to follow the Boy Scouts motto when traveling this summer: Be prepared — (but leave that Swiss Army knife at home!)

07/01/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter is flanked by World Meeting of Families' executive director Donna Farrell and president Bob Ciaruffoli as the pope's expected visit to Independence Mall is discussed.  Photo by Steve Tawa

City and Church Leaders Note Significance of Pope’s Independence Hall Stop

With Independence Hall as a backdrop, the pontiff is expected to reach out to the anticipated 30,000-50,000 spectators to talk about immigration issues.

06/30/2015

Greek and European Union flags fly in Athens, Greece, earlier this month.  File photo by Milos Bicanski/ Getty Images)

As Greek Hobbles and Eurozone Wobbles, Wharton Professor Sees Hope

As the Greek debt crisis escalates, creating drama in world markets, a Wharton School professor sizes up whether Greece might exit the Eurozone and what it means to us in the United States.

06/29/2015

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