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HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf on Tuesday unveiled a nearly $30 billion spending plan that would raise the state income and sales taxes, but use much of that new money to give school districts almost $4 billion for property tax breaks.
A federal agent assigned to drive deportees from Philadelphia to York County Prison has been charged with theft and related offenses for allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars from the vulnerable immigrants he transported.
BUCKS COUNTY Free loan workshop for business owners WARRINGTON Bucks County Commissioner Robert G. Loughery will serve as the keynote speaker at a March 21 workshop to help owners of local businesses apply for small business loans.
A Democratic fund-raiser and midlevel player in city politics became Tuesday the second defendant to plead guilty in a federal probe aimed at rooting out corruption in the Philadelphia Municipal Court.
City officials are at odds with Moreys Pier over what role the government should play on the beach.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Republican governor of Illinois has some harsh words for Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who campaigned hard for his election last year.
More than a dozen public-sector unions said Tuesday that they would sue Gov. Christie over his proposed payment to the pension system for public workers for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Bill Green was not shocked when Gov. Wolf removed him as School Reform Commission chair, he said Monday, drawing a straight line from his ouster to the governor's perceived alliance with the teachers' union.
A Los Angeles developer wants to buy Atlantic City's closed Revel Casino Hotel out from under Florida developer Glenn Straub.
What the National Weather Service is calling a "complex weather system" is bringing a mix of snow, sleet and rain to the Philadelphia region and could leave up to six inches of snow by the time it departs Thursday.
Sitting in a 12th floor office building overlooking City Hall, two of Nelson Diaz's staffers prepared him on how to pitch a room full of Millennials that evening.
Marjorie Neff, a career educator, said she does not plan to change the strategy in negotiations with the teachers' union.
A leading neuroscience journal has barred a pair of prominent University of Pennsylvania scientists from publishing in its pages for two years, citing mistakes in a paper on Alzheimer's disease that they helped write four years ago.
A judge ruled Monday that members of a politically connected Bucks County family charged with $20 million in insurance fraud will have a preliminary hearing - a step that prosecutors had sought to skip.
Crime reduction is worthless without trust between police and the community.
COMMUNITY relations and departmental oversight took top billing in a report released Monday by a presidential panel co-chaired by Philly's top cop to improve policing across the country.
WASHINGTON - The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, New Jersey's Robert Menendez, said he will "be proud" to escort Benjamin Netanyahu into the House Chamber for the Israeli prime minister's speech to Congress on Tuesday, even as some Democrats recoil at an event they see as a political jab at President Obama.
HARRISBURG - Though Gov. Wolf has been working behind the scenes for weeks on his first budget blueprint for the state, legislators and others say his real work is only just beginning.
My favorite Flexible Flyer story involves a boy's bravado, an icy hill, and a chipped tooth. On a snowy afternoon in 1964, as I commanded my younger brothers to watch how fast I could go, my smile collided with a crusty chunk of Massachusetts winter.
A two-alarm fire has destroyed the office wing of a church in Burlington County. No injuries were reported in the blaze early Tuesday at the Easton Bible Church on Fostertown Road in Hainesport.
Suit says Holy Ghost Church had owned the historic structure free and clear, but partnership with Eric Blumenfeld put the title in his control while the church is gutted and in shambles.
DELAWARE COUNTY Fashion shows to benefit SPCA NEWTOWN SQUARE Dogs, cats, and people will be strutting their stuff at the Delaware County SPCA "Rescued on the Runway" fashion show on March 28 to 29.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities in Philadelphia say a federal immigration agent is facing charges alleging that he stole from a prisoner he was assigned to transport.
If there was a certain energy in the air Monday night at the Kimmel Center, it wasn't only to be found in triumphant Verdi or euphoric Saint-Saëns. More than 400 students from the School District of Philadelphia's All-Philadelphia High School Music Festival performed onstage in Verizon Hall, even as officials continued their work behind the scenes to reinvigorate the program.
New SRC chair Marge Neff knows firsthand how budgets affect kids and communities.
The heated exchange between a proud mayor with a football career and an elderly resident who wanted to question town policies sorely needed a referee that bitter December night.
An explosion erupted inside a sheet metal plant in Montgomery County earlier this evening and quickly engulfed the entire facility in flames, according to fire officials. A plume of black smoke could be seen for miles from the blaze that was upgraded to five alarms at about 6:30 p.m.
EAST CALN A controversial 70-townhome development in East Caln moved a step forward Monday when the township approved a conditional use permit.
The officer spent 3 weeks in a coma and couldnt walk for months.
When Wilfredo Rojas' son was fatally shot in Philadelphia in January, the Gloucester County NAACP official and his family decided to take an active role in investigating who killed him.
Alejandro Rojas-Garcias family scoured social media for clues that led to a suspect who turned himself in to police Friday.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said Monday that he plans to implement an independent process to investigate officer-involved shootings, as recommended by a presidential task force he chaired.
Former Philadelphia auto shop owner Ronald Galati, convicted last fall of sending hitmen after his daughter's boyfriend in a failed murder-for-hire plot in Atlantic City, was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison.
Radnor Police arrested Sean Moses, 37, for allegedly secretly filming women and posting the videos online.
The trial of Padge-Victoria Windslowe did not continue on schedule yesterday because the defendant became ill.
The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations will celebrate people who fight discrimination and promote tolerance.
A SOUTH PHILLY auto-shop owner convicted of orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot that led to the shooting of his daughter's boyfriend in Atlantic City was sentenced yesterday to nearly 23 years in prison.
Sean Moses allegedly liked to record video of girls and women at the beach and sports events. He also did it secretly in store dressing rooms and homes - even of women in bed with him, police say.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. - A natural gas explosion has rocked a house at the Jersey Shore for the second time in less than a week.
Thomas W. Vahey, 79, of Sea Isle City, N.J., who retired in 1999 as a petroleum blender at the Arco refinery in South Philadelphia, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Friday, Feb. 27, at a relative's home in Havertown.
James N. Clark, 77, of Philadelphia, an advertising executive and compassionate activist, died Monday, Feb. 23, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, of complications from Parkinson's disease.
A Philadelphia police officer described the controlled chaos in the crowded aisle of a Feltonville grocery as he and two other officers tried to subdue a struggling suspect.
After two grueling days last week testifying in her murder trial in the silicone-injection death of a dancer, "Black Madam" Padge-Victoria Windslowe has been hospitalized complaining of chest pains.
PNC Bank will substantially cut its financing of coal companies that practice mountaintop-removal mining, according to a new policy included in a bank report released Monday.
A Northeast Philadelphia store owner was in stable condition Monday night after being stabbed in the face during a robbery, police said.
Efforts to settle a lawsuit that challenges the city's use of state civil forfeiture laws have failed, lawyers told a federal Judge Monday.
Four former New Jersey governors have written an open letter to the state Senate urging members to reject Robert Barr's nomination to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission.
A New Jersey congressman is asking for an investigation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the resignation of its top official after reports that FEMA was aware that insurance companies fraudulently denied full payouts to Hurricane Sandy victims.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY Valley Forge tourism chief stepping down for hotel job VALLEY FORGE Bill Fitzgerald, president of the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board, is stepping down this month to take a job in the hotel industry.