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New Jersey politicians gathered at the iconic Irish Pub in Atlantic City to push their effort for legalized sports betting, to compete with other states that were "grandfathered in." (photo by Steve Tawa)

Wrong ‘March Madness’ For New Jersey Without Sports Betting

New Jersey politicians are confident that legalized sports betting would be a major score for Atlantic City, if they get a favorable ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.

03/19/2014

(photo by Steve Tawa)

St. Joe’s Holds One Last Practice Before Heading To Buffalo

Many fans on campus, like Clint, think the team has really come together down the stretch.

03/18/2014

A Penn's Landing concert in 2010.  Credit: Randell E. Scott)

‘Jam on the River’ Returns to Penn’s Landing After Six-Year Hiatus

A half-dozen bands, many of them local, are headlined this year as Penn’s Landing hosts a jam-packed day of music this Memorial Day weekend.

03/17/2014

(credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Developer Gets OK to Gut Interior of Boyd Theater

The Philadelphia Historical Commission has approved a developer’s ‘hardship’ request to tear down most of the interior of the historic Boyd Theater, near 19th and Chestnut Streets, to redevelop it.

03/14/2014

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Exalted Then Disgraced Former Philly Cop Reconsiders Guilty Plea

A former decorated Philadelphia police officer caught up in trouble wants to withdraw a guilty plea that would have resulted in more serious charges against him withdrawn.

03/12/2014

(Philadelphia city councilman James Kenney, in file photo.)

Phila. Councilmembers Weigh Changes To City’s Marijuana Laws

Councilman James Kenney notes that there were 4,200 arrests last year in Philadelphia involving people with small amounts of pot.

03/10/2014

(Credit: Mike Dunn)

Unions Disrupt Traffic But Not Mayor Nutter As Contract Battles Drag On

Members of labor unions representing various groups of Philadelphia municipal workers marched around City Hall both before and after Mayor Nutter’s budget address, to push their concerns.

03/06/2014

Casino applicants testify before a city council committee at city hall. (credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Casino License Applicants Vow To Hire Diverse Workforce

A city council committee has heard applicants in the running for a 2nd casino license in Philadelphia brag about their plans to hire minorities.

03/06/2014

(Keith Beiler makes fasnachts at his family's bakery stand in the Reading Terminal Market.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

The Day Before Lent, A Sweet Tradition at Reading Terminal Market

“Fat Tuesday, the fasnacht donut, is a potato donut fried up, just plain or powdered with cinnamon and sugar,” explains Keith Beiler of Beiler’s Bakery.

03/04/2014

(Pennsylvania Horticultural Society president Drew Becher, atypically dressed in grey sweatshirt and jeans, takes an early run through the Flower Show floor on Monday morning.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Flower Show Offers Discounted ‘Snow Special’ Tickets Today Only

If the snow affected your plans to visit the Flower Show on Monday, the president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society says they’re running a one-day discount.

03/03/2014

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Offers Emergency Preparedness Workshop For Community Agencies

Agencies affiliated with the Salvation Army in Philadelphia today received a road map of sorts to make sure that their clients are prepared in case of emergencies.

02/28/2014

(1956-57 photo courtesy of Friends of the Boyd, Inc.)

Committee Of Philadelphia Historical Commission Recommends Plan To Convert Boyd Theater

The committee voted 3-0 with two people abstaining to recommend that the full Historical Commission approve a developer’s plan to demolish a large portion of the interior to install an 8-screen movie theater and restaurant.

02/27/2014

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Man Arrested In Connection With 3 Philadelphia Bank Robberies

A man wanted for at least three, and possibly more bank robberies has been arrested in North Philadelphia by the FBI/Philadelphia Police Violent Crime Task Force.

02/26/2014

(First lady Michelle Obama waves to her husband before he addresses a joint session of Congress in February 2009.   With her is Philadelphia police officer Richard DeCoatsworth.  
Credit: Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

Exalted Then Disgraced Former Philly Cop Pleads Guilty To Reduced Charges

Troubled former Philadelphia police officer Richard DeCoatsworth, 28, has pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution, simple assault, and a drug charge.

02/25/2014

(Photo from Phila. PD)

Man Charged With Scamming WW II Vet of $95,000 By Impersonating Phila. DA

According to the District Attorney, Shelton Thomas scammed at least $95,000 from 93-year-old Raymond Campbell over the course of three years.

02/24/2014

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