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(A driver negotiates past a formidable pothole on Fifth Street, north of Market, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Potholes Present Challenge For Delaware Valley Drivers, Repair Crews

The snow is melting, but that’s only exposing more gaping potholes throughout the region.

02/20/2014

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Southwest Non-Profit Seeks Volunteers To Help Shovel Snow For Seniors, Disabled As Next Winter Storm Approaches

This winter is taking a toll on the group’s small, but mighty stable of volunteers.

02/12/2014

(The front window of the former Women's Medical Society, owned and operated by Dr. Kermit Gosnell.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

Abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell’s Co-worker Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence

Fifty-one-year-old Steven Massof was sentenced Wednesday to six to 12 years in prison for killing two viable babies born alive during abortion procedures.

02/12/2014

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1 Dead In Double Shooting Outside Daycare Center In West Philadelphia

It happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. near 40th and Poplar Streets.

02/11/2014

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5-Year-Old Struck By Hit-Run Driver In West Philadelphia

Philadelphia police are searching for the driver who fled the scene after striking a young pedestrian Tuesday morning.

02/11/2014

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Thieves Swipe ATM From West Philly Gas Station

Philadelphia police are investigating the theft of an ATM from a gas station early Monday morning.

02/03/2014

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Drug Suspect Shot By Police After Struggle In West Philadelphia

A suspect was shot by police after investigators say he tried to grab an officer’s gun during a struggle in Philadelphia early Thursday morning.

01/30/2014

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Police Charge Teen With Receiving Stolen Property In Connection With Robberies Targeting Women

CBS 3 has learned Philadelphia Police are questioning a person of interest in connection with a violent robbery spree targeting women.

01/29/2014

(Maari Porter, the City of Philadelphia's chief grants officer, and Michael Thorpe, a Mantua resident, both expressed delight with the neighborhood's designation.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Mantua Neighborhood Gets Federal ‘Promise Zone’ Designation

The selection as a Promise Zone means that neighborhood will be given preference when applying for a host of other federal grants.

01/08/2014

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Amid Bitter Cold, Area Emergency Rooms Humming With Activity

A physician at one emergency facility in West Philadelphia says it’s not just an increase in slips and falls: the homeless and indigent make more use of ERs, too.

01/07/2014

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Owners Pistol-Whipped During Armed Robbery Of West Philly Restaurant

Philadelphia police are searching for two suspects who pistol-whipped the owners of a restaurant during a robbery early Monday morning.

01/06/2014

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Man Shot Dead In West Philadelphia

It happened around 12:45 a.m. in the 5900 block of Spruce Street.

12/28/2013

(Military veterans and volunteers share a hot chocolate toast at Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House, in West Philadelphia. Credit: Justin Udo)

West Philly Agency Brightens Christmas Day For Hundreds of Local Veterans

The Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House has a daylong Christmas celebration for residents of its shelter and other military vets who are down on their luck.

12/25/2013

(Bishop Joseph McFadden, in file photo.)

2013 IN REVIEW: Joseph McFadden, Bishop of Harrisburg, Dies

Bishop Joseph McFadden, a West Philadelphia native who had been serving as the shepherd of the Harrisburg diocese since August 2010, died after being rushed to a local hospital.

12/25/2013

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Police: Woman Sexually Assaulted In West Philadelphia

Philadelphia Police are investigating after a woman reported she was sexually assaulted in West Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.

12/24/2013

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