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Da Seth Williams (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Renewed Call For Mandatory Minimums For Illegal Firearm Possession In Philadelphia

Prosecutors, police and lawmakers renewed their call for legislation that mandates hard time in jail for carrying illegal guns.

08/21/2014

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Philadelphia’s Dilworth Park Scheduled To Reopen Next Month

By Steve Tawa PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dilworth Plaza is expected to reopen September 4th after major renovations to the area on the west side of City Hall. Officials are due to give an update on […]

08/18/2014

(Crowds fill the bleachers set up in City Hall courtyard to watch TV coverage of the Taney Dragons competing in the Little League World Series. Photo by Steve Tawa.)

Philadelphia Throws a Pep Rally For Its Hometown Little League World Series Team

As young players get their first taste of the Little League World Series, in Williamsport, Pa., Taney fever was running high incenter city Philadelphia.

08/15/2014

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City-Run Summer Day Camp Wraps Up in Northeast Philadelphia

At Vogt Playground, in the city’s Tacony section, 8- to 12-year-olds celebrated the end of the six-week “Philly Play” summer camp series by going head-to-head in a variety of sports and activities.

08/13/2014

(US military veterans use specialized wheelchairs to compete in a game of "Quad Rugby," nicknamed "murderball."  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Hosts Military Veterans’ Wheelchair Athletic Games

The US Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America present the games each year, open to military vets who use wheelchairs due to spinal cord injuries, amputations, or neurological problems.

08/12/2014

Harrah's Casino Flag Atlantic City. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawsuits Allege Harrah’s Security Guards Roughed Up Visitors

Two Philadelphia men are among the first bringing their lawsuits to federal court in Camden.

08/12/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

In Philadelphia, A Dream Wedding For a Couple Dealing With Groom’s Terminal Illness

The groom, Pierre Freeman, has an inoperable brain tumor, diagnosed in 2008.

08/07/2014

(File photo.  Credit: CBS 3)

Mummers May Shorten Parade Route, And Reverse Course on Broad Street

One parade official says the current parade route has long stretches with few spectators: “There’s nobody there but the policemen directing traffic.”

08/06/2014

Sophie Grueterich. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Pa. Ranks Out Of Top 10 States For Solar Energy, N.J. Ranks 3rd

Penn Environment field organizer Sophie Grueterich says while Philadelphia has set a goal of producing enough solar power for 20,000 homes by 2025, more solar-friendly policies are needed to make it happen.

08/06/2014

(Dr. Ronald Harty, in file photo provided by Penn Vet.  Photo by John Donges)

Penn Vet Research May Lead To Future Treatment For Deadly Ebola Virus

Dr. Ronald Harty and his team are studying the molecular workings of viruses, aiming to reduce their ability to spread infection.

08/05/2014

A shrine is set up at the scene of the crash at Germantown and Allegheny Avenues. (credit: Molly Daly)

Funeral Held For 3 Children Killed In North Philly Carjacking Crash

Funeral services were held Monday for three children killed when a sport utility vehicle that police said had been carjacked by two men plowed into a family selling fruit on a North Philadelphia street corner last month.

08/04/2014

A GameStop store in Center City. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

New Philadelphia GameStop Policy Requires Customer Fingerprints When Trading In Games

GameStop is now requiring its customers in Philadelphia, but not in the suburbs, to provide a fingerprint scan on certain transactions.

08/01/2014

Council President Clarke leads the discussion at CCP (Credit: Steve Tawa)

City Council Looks To Improve Philadelphia Neighborhoods

City Council President Darrell Clarke and his colleagues are pushing a CSI “to make every neighborhood a community of choice.”

07/31/2014

(Amtrak's 30th Street Station, with the Cira Centre in the background.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

US House OKs Plan To Rename Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station

A bipartisan bill to rename Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station in honor of former US congressman Bill Gray has been approved in the House, and now moves to the US Senate for consideration.

07/29/2014

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey at Green Lane Bridge (credit: Steve Tawa)

Senator Casey Calls On Congress To Provide Long-term Fix For Highway Trust Fund

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey is calling on Congress to avoid the equivalent of a government shut down of federally funded highway projects.

07/28/2014

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