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It seemed to Philadelphia Art Commission members Wednesday a curious notion: SugarHouse Casino was asking for approval to finance a documentary and annual film festival to meet its mandate to invest in public art.
Commuters who use the four bridges between New Jersey and Pennsylvania are one step closer to paying less in tolls.
Legislators in Harrisburg are making strange moves on medical marijuana. Since 2009, a number of active bills have languished in the General Assembly. Suddenly, the state reps have a match lit between their toes on the issue. But that has sent them running, full speed in the wrong direction.
When Alexa Middleton finished taking the SAT on June 6, she flopped on her parents' bed: "I'm done. I did it." She would tell her mother later: "I don't want to take that test ever again."
Like so much else in Philadelphia, the city’s streets are a product of its past.
A Bucks County man was charged Wednesday with swindling six people out of more than $1.8 million through an investment scheme that promised unusually high rates of return, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said.
A North Philadelphia woman who admitted helping her boyfriend identify and kill a 29-year-old bodega clerk he believed was a witness against him in another murder was sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison Wednesday by a Philadelphia judge.
The Philadelphia police will begin releasing the names of officers who fire their weapons in police-involved shootings, Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said Wednesday.
Beginning Monday, elderly low-income Philadelphians can receive $20 worth of vouchers for fresh, locally grown produce from Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PAC). The vouchers, which can be used at 59 farmers' markets citywide, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be valid until Nov. 30.
In a sweep of Philadelphia public schools, investigators from the City Controller's office found a litany of health and safety threats including exposed electrical wires, cockroaches and wide-spread water damage.
Police are looking for the man behind a series of burglaries, mostly at eateries, in sections of Center City and South Philadelphia.
Authorities are working to identify a group of six men who beat and robbed a pizza delivery man just off South Street 12 days ago.
When officers arrested Keith Ney for an Atlantic City bank robbery, he told them, "Yeah, I did it. I wanna go back to jail," according to court records.
You don't have to wait until September for Pope Francis to come to Philadelphia to get souvenirs of his visit.
Detectives make progress, but Regina Brunner Holmes killer is still on the loose.
The bank robbers got the cash, but they didn't get very far. Philadelphia police said a man held up the Wells Fargo branch at 5119 Frankford Ave. at gunpoint just after 10 a.m. Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Maine - A day after declaring his presidential candidacy, Gov. Christie on Wednesday picked up what he said was the first endorsement in the 2016 race by a GOP governor - that of another brash Republican facing some drama at home.
An online sale of liens on tax-delinquent properties has netted Philadelphia $2.1 million, city officials said Tuesday. More than a quarter of the 865 liens that were for sale were picked up by investors. The threat of the sale alone moved owners of an additional 1,414 delinquent properties to pay $5.5 million to clear back taxes owed. And a further 506 property owners enrolled in payment plans to cover $2.2 million in unpaid taxes.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - The words "We Are" usually bring the response "Penn State" - and now those first two words have been installed in a 12-foot steel sculpture on the school's main campus.
Volleyball is often associated with sand and surf. So why is one of the sport's biggest annual tournaments held in a Philadelphia exurb, 100 miles from the nearest shore?
Former police officer Steven Lupo was cleared of a charge related to testimony given about a 2011 arrest.
Sometimes to get people to listen, some would say, you need a mother's touch. And a child's smile doesn't hurt, either.
Daaaa-rryl. Growing up in Brooklyn, watching Mets games, that's what I would hear opposing fans shout at star slugger Darryl Strawberry. Thirty thousand fans at once. To let him know they were there - to get in his head.
West Oak Lane residents were horrified over a double shooting that claimed a womans fetus.
Five men armed with at least one gun robbed a bank in the city's Chestnut Hill section Tuesday evening and got away with $7,000, authorities said.
The powder looks harmless enough. But when added to water, the packet of Palcohol creates an adult beverage with the same alcohol content of a standard mixed drink.
Investigators have found a car belonging to the 85-year-old East Mount Airy woman who was killed this week, Philadelphia police said Tuesday.
Under the agreement, airline subcontractors must pay $12 an hour to about 2,000 airport workers.
LIVINGSTON, N.J. - Even as 1,000 supporters cheered on Gov. Christie as he announced his candidacy for president on Tuesday inside Livingston High School, the scene outside was remarkably different, as hundreds denounced his policies in New Jersey.
The World Meeting of Families is using every hotel room for miles. Where will the loved ones of folks in hospitals stay?
Three people are dead and a fourth person has been hospitalized after their car crashed and burst into flames on the Schuylkill Expressway overnight.
The long and busy route will be split into northern and southern routes the 23 and the 45 starting in the fall.
The budget relies on $159 million in new but unlikely state funding to close an $18 million shortfall and make new investments.
The National Weather Service is investigating whether Tuesday night's storms brought tornadoes to Chester and Lehigh counties. The weather service is examining reports of funnel clouds and wind damage in those areas, meteorologist Walter Drag said.
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN Balligomingo Road in West Conshohocken is closed indefinitely, following a mudslide Saturday. The weekend's heavy rains caused mud and debris to slide from the slope above the road. Crews were working to remove mud from the the road on Tuesday, the state Department of Transportation said. PennDot will also work with West Conshohocken Borough to stabilize the slope and prevent future erosion.
N.J.s once-rising governor seeks to rise again. But his stock is down, and others must fail if he is to succeed.
Pope Francis will visit the United States Sept. 23 - Sept. 27.
Popes visit to Philly will include stops at prison, Independence Hall
During two whirlwind days in Philadelphia in September, Pope Francis will speak about immigration and religious liberty outside Independence Hall and visit inmates at the city's largest prison.
Less than five customers in Gloucester County whose power went out during a storm June 23 remained without electricity as of 6 p.m. Tuesday, an Atlantic City Electric spokesman said.
Two Bucks County businessmen were sentenced Tuesday by a federal judge in Camden for promoting corruption through their construction company during a project at Fort Dix military base in Burlington County, according to prosecutors.
A bill that would make cyber bullying of children a punishable crime is awaiting Gov. Wolf's signature. The legislation passed the state Senate unanimously Monday. A spokesman for Wolf said Tuesday that the governor would sign the bill.
I OFTEN JOKE to my husband that I wish he had been my father. My father has never been in my life. My maternal grandparents raised me. But my grandfather, although a good man at heart, had a drinking problem. Many of my recollections of him as a young child involve my grandmother Big Mama piling my two brothers, two sisters and myself into our station wagon to search for Papa on Fridays before he could drink away his week's pay.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf vetoed the Republican-backed $30.1 billion budget in its entirety Tuesday night, a move that leaves Pennsylvania without a spending plan and sets the stage for a partial government shutdown.
James A. Nolan, 59, of New Hope, who worked in the family title insurance company his entire adult life, died Sunday, June 21, of liver cancer.
The commission, which voters approved in May, will develop a plan to expand high-quality pre-K and fund it.
Frederick Thomas and two other family members were charged with assault after an incident at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.
HARRISBURG - Changes to child-protection laws mandating background checks that passed in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal may be among the few bills Gov. Wolf signs this budget season.
A South Jersey prosecutor is warning residents that carrying a controversial new pistol-shaped cellphone case is not smart.
With no end in sight to budget debates in Harrisburg, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission adopted a spending plan Tuesday that guarantees little else beyond schools opening on time in September.