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Wind and heavy surf batter Jersey Shore

Monday October 5th, 2015 03:34:56 AM
Jersey Shore residents woke up Sunday to the first glimpse of sunshine in days - but also to flooded roads and sharply eroded beaches.

Mondesire, former NAACP head, dies

Monday October 5th, 2015 03:34:48 AM
Former Philadelphia NAACP leader J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a charismatic activist and a fixture in the city's political circles, died Sunday night at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, according to a family statement.

Local colleges warn about threat of violence

Monday October 5th, 2015 03:32:20 AM
Several local universities on Sunday warned students and faculty that a threat of violence has been made against an unspecified school "near Philadelphia."

The drive for carless streets in Philadelphia

Monday October 5th, 2015 02:02:08 AM
For Jake Liefer the most unexpected perk of the papal visit weekend happened not on the Parkway or at Independence Hall, but in the serene streets of the city, where he got to take his 1-year-old daughter with him on their first bicycle ride together.

Philly civil rights leader J. Whyatt Mondesire dies at 65

Monday October 5th, 2015 01:59:31 AM
Former Philadelphia NAACP leader J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, known by many for his cowboy hats, pointy boots and outspoken activism, died Sunday night at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, according to a family statement.

Source: Philly threat tied to website that Ore. shooter may have used

Monday October 5th, 2015 12:54:42 AM
Colleges and universities in and around Philadelphia are bolstering police patrols for tomorrow after federal agencies notified them of a threat made on an Internet post.

Phillies co-owner and his sister in inheritance feud

Sunday October 4th, 2015 10:35:14 PM
RIBERA, N.M. - Anna Nupson lit another Marlboro Smooth as she sat in the garage that doubles as her office. The cluttered folding table beside her white Jeep is a makeshift desk. She smokes half a pack a day here, on an idyllic 40-acre ranch in the New Mexico plains - land she purchased using inheritance money from her family's tobacco business, John Middleton Inc.

Catherine E. Coulson | Lynchian 'Log Lady,' 71

Sunday October 4th, 2015 10:34:21 PM
Catherine E. Coulson, 71, best known as the quirky Log Lady on TV's Twin Peaks, died Monday at her home in Ashland, Ore. She had cancer.

Denis Healey | Ex-British official, 98

Sunday October 4th, 2015 10:33:15 PM
Denis Healey, 98, Britain's chancellor of the exchequer during a period of economic turmoil and trade union unrest in the late 1970s who reportedly threatened to squeeze the rich "until the pips squeak," died Saturday at his home in England, the British Broadcasting Corp. said, citing a family statement.

Pine Valley police guard the golf course and its privacy

Sunday October 4th, 2015 09:26:21 PM
The police department of Pine Valley operates from a small white house with lime-green office walls, where Richard Rauer, the 5-foot-11 police captain with a handlebar mustache, answers the phone.

Elegy for the City Paper

Sunday October 4th, 2015 06:56:37 PM
I was 24 years old, tending bar back home in Brooklyn, and taking grad courses in literature at Brooklyn College. Mostly, I was writing bad poetry on bar napkins.

Outgoing N.J. transportation commissioner Fox a casualty of Bridgegate, funding frustrations

Sunday October 4th, 2015 06:03:33 PM
When Jamie Fox joined the Christie administration last fall as transportation commissioner, he sought to accomplish something that had eluded policymakers in Trenton for years: securing a long-term plan to fund New Jersey's road, bridge, and rail projects.

Weddings to restaurants, Shore slogs on through storm

Sunday October 4th, 2015 05:42:32 PM
NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. - After the tide hit its highest Saturday afternoon, bay water lapped at the house Anthony Bencivengo has lived in for 17 years. He is accustomed to flooding on Old North Wildwood Boulevard, but the 3 or 4 inches of water that filled his first floor were unusually steep.

Two men killed in North Phila.

Sunday October 4th, 2015 05:13:08 PM
A confrontation in North Philadelphia led to sudden tragedy early Sunday morning. Responding to a 2:17 a.m. call of a "person with gun," 22d district police said they found a man down, suffering from multiple gun shot wounds, in a third-floor hallway in the 2400 block of North 29th Street. A medic unit pronounced him dead at 2:30 a.m.

Two men killed in North Phila.

Sunday October 4th, 2015 05:01:04 PM
A confrontation in North Philadelphia led to sudden tragedy early Sunday morning. Responding to a 2:17 a.m. call of a "person with gun," 22d district police said they found a man down, suffering from multiple gun shot wounds, in a third-floor hallway in the 2400 block of North 29th Street. A medic unit pronounced him dead at 2:30 a.m.

Philly artists looking for affordable space amid real estate boom

Sunday October 4th, 2015 03:40:05 PM
Had it been a normal October, the big attraction of the Philadelphia Open Studio Tour on Saturday would have been the artist hive at 915 Spring Garden, the massive redbrick Reading Railroad train station hard by the abandoned viaduct.

Father Michael Doyle's unshakable mission

Sunday October 4th, 2015 10:43:01 AM
"So you're 81 now, Father," I say. "Not yet," smiles Michael Doyle, who was born on a farm in County Longford, Ireland, on Nov. 3, 1934.

Forbes Under 30 Summit highlights millennial success stories

Sunday October 4th, 2015 10:37:59 AM
On the heels of a momentous papal visit steeped in tradition, Philadelphia is switching gears for an influx of millennial disrupters and game-changers attending the second annual Forbes Under 30 Summit.

American Water moving to take over Camden water, sewage

Sunday October 4th, 2015 10:27:13 AM
Plans are moving forward for the Voorhees-based American Water company to take over Camden's water and sewer systems, which would end the city's long and often fraught relationship with current operator United Water.

14-year-old boy charged in string of Powelton robberies

Sunday October 4th, 2015 10:18:20 AM
A 14-year-old boy has been charged with 15 counts of robbery and related charges after a string of armed robberies in West Philadelphia neighborhoods, Philadelphia police said Saturday.

Martin O'Malley campaigns some more in Iowa

Sunday October 4th, 2015 10:11:50 AM
ALBIA, Iowa - The politicking was winding down, and Steva Havick Judge handed up the acoustic guitar that was her father's as an offering to the man in the white shirt with the rolled-up sleeves and Levi's.

New Swarthmore president has a plan: listen, think, communicate

Sunday October 4th, 2015 10:08:18 AM
Swarthmore College's new president has a plan for dealing with a student body known for its vocal activism: Listen carefully to the students. Craft a careful, well-researched response. Communicate with them.

Emergency: Volunteer ambulance corps fight for lives

Sunday October 4th, 2015 10:02:15 AM
Ruth von Minden's life revolves around family, church, and the Springfield Ambulance Corps. At age 66, von Minden proudly shows off a "Dinosaur of EMS" T-shirt she wears under a comfortable blue long-sleeved overshirt. She started in the Delaware County community 41 years ago as a "swoop and scoop," when medics would grab the patient and rush to the hospital for any care, and through 4,000 runs, she's seen childbirths, deadly car crashes, heart attacks, and life-altering burns.

Augustine Warner Janeway Rhodes, 86, mother and volunteer

Sunday October 4th, 2015 05:37:06 AM
Services are to be Saturday, Oct. 17, for Augustine Warner Janeway Rhodes, 86, formerly of Villanova, a mother and volunteer, who died Saturday, Aug. 22, of cancer at the Quadrangle in Haverford.

Willis 'Frank' Bramblett, artist and teacher, dies at 67

Sunday October 4th, 2015 05:36:11 AM
Willis "Frank" Bramblett Jr., 67, an artist and former professor at Temple's Tyler School of Art, died at his home in Plymouth Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29. He had lived with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis for several years.

Area Votes in Congress

Sunday October 4th, 2015 05:33:24 AM
WASHINGTON - Here is how Philadelphia-area members of Congress voted on major issues last week: House 10 weeks' stopgap funding. Voting 277-151, the House on Wednesday joined the Senate (below) in passing a stopgap appropriations bill (HR 719) that would fund the government through Dec. 11 at an annualized level of nearly $1.02 trillion in discretionary s

Man dies in Chestnut Hill apartment fire

Sunday October 4th, 2015 05:33:23 AM
The Philadelphia Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a blaze at a Chestnut Hill high-rise apartment building early Saturday morning that left an elderly man dead.

Wilton Felder | Sax and bass player, 75

Sunday October 4th, 2015 05:33:18 AM
Bass and saxophone player Wilton Felder, 75, who was an original member of the Crusaders and performed on hundreds of recordings with artists including Joni Mitchell and Michael Jackson, died at his home in Whittier, Calif.

Don Edwards | Former congressman, 100

Sunday October 4th, 2015 05:33:17 AM
Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, 100, a fierce champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, died in his sleep Thursday night at his home in Carmel, Calif., his son Leonard said.

Rutgers professor convicted of sex assault

Sunday October 4th, 2015 04:00:37 AM
NEWARK, N.J. - A Rutgers University professor accused of sexually assaulting a disabled man she said had consented to the relationship was convicted Friday.

Temple wants City Paper back issues, but new owner says no

Sunday October 4th, 2015 02:17:14 AM
When Philadelphia City Paper ceases publication after a final issue Thursday, the alternative weekly's extensive archives could disappear with it.

19-year-old shot, killed in East Germantown

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 11:28:54 PM
A 19-year-old man was shot and killed Saturday night in the East Germantown section of the city, Philadelphia Police said.

Woman, 52, dies after attack at a Tioga rooming house

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 10:36:07 PM
A 52-year-old woman died at Temple University Hospital Saturday afternoon from injuries she received during an aggravated assault inside a rooming house in the 3700 block of N. 18th Street a short time earlier, police said.

N.J. state courthouse to re-open after Freon leak

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 09:36:27 PM
The home of New Jersey's state supreme court will be re-opened Monday after being closed last week due to a Freon leak.

North Philadelphia man killed in holdup

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 08:59:57 PM
A North Philadelphia man who was shot during an attempted armed robbery Friday evening shortly after 7 p.m. died a few hours later, police said Saturday.

AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey gas prices still falling

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 06:44:00 PM
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Motorists continue to see lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

Dragon Boat Festival's new date raises concerns, questions

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 05:32:00 PM
Teams are worried weather might still be an issue next month.

Chestnut Hill's 'Fall for the Arts' is a go on non-stormy Sunday

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 03:24:13 PM
Hot glassblowers are rock stars among 150 artists & crafters along Germantown Ave.

Interview: Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 02:34:55 PM
America’s most famous sex therapist comes to town for Forbes’ “30 Under 30” conference.

L.A. district attorney reviews case against Cosby, too

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 02:31:19 PM
Prosecutors in Los Angeles acknowledged Friday that they have begun reviewing sexual-abuse allegations against Bill Cosby, raising the possibility that the comedian could face criminal charges in more than one state.

Barbara Mangan Pitocchelli, 87, teenaged tennis champion

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 01:45:07 PM
Barbara Mangan Pitocchelli, 87, of Rosemont, a teenage tennis champion who later made her mark as a respected player, umpire, and coach, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, of a digestive ailment at Bryn Mawr Hospital.

A sweet company's bitter demise

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 01:10:54 PM
Philly Cupcake transformed a seedy mid-town block. Now the block is killing the business.

Temple wants City Paper back issues, but new owner says no

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 05:32:32 AM
When Philadelphia City Paper ceases publication after a final issue Thursday, the alternative weekly's extensive archives could disappear with it.

Temple rape suspect on surveillance video

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 05:32:32 AM
Philadelphia police released surveillance video Friday of a man wanted in the sexual assault of a Temple University student this week.

Wolf freezes hiring, limits travel

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 05:32:31 AM
HARRISBURG, Pa. - As Pennsylvania's budget stalemate enters its fourth month, Gov. Wolf ordered a hiring freeze and restrictions on travel.

Rev. John McNeill | Early gay priest, 90

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 05:32:29 AM
The Rev. John McNeill, 90, who argued in a 1976 book that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality and whose challenge to one of the Catholic Church's most closely held doctrines led to his expulsion from his order, died Sept. 22 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., of cancer.

John Guillermin | Movie director, 89

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 05:32:28 AM
John Guillermin, 89, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big-budget adventure films like The Towering Inferno and the 1976 King Kong, has died.

Briefly... CITY/REGION

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 04:27:54 AM
Olney teen allegedly shoots Dad in spat A father arguing with his teenage son is nothing new, and it's certainly nothing newsworthy.

Architect: I warned demo contractor day before collapse

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 04:27:52 AM
Plato Marinakos Jr. contends he told Griffin Campbell that an unsupported three-story wall had to be taken down immediately.

Cops solve 1984 rape & murder of Bucks teen

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 04:27:48 AM
George Shaw was charged in the rape and murder of his 14-year-old neighbor, Barbara Rowan.

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