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WASHINGTON - Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey will support the international nuclear agreement with Iran, he said Tuesday, becoming the 32d Senate Democrat to announce plans to do so and moving the deal to within two votes of being able to withstand Congressional objections.
Update: Police said they found Gabe Leathers safe in West Whiteland Township. They provided no other details.
A funeral home in West Philadelphia was being investigated Monday for operating without a license and improper handling of bodies and organs, police said.
A new event - an "International Mayors Forum" - will be held at La Salle University as part of the World Meeting of Families Congress in Philadelphia, leading up to the pope's visit, Mayor Nutter said Tuesday morning.
A Philadelphia man has been identified as the pedestrian killed in a January crash on Interstate 495 in Delaware in which several vehicles left the scene after striking him.
Just how does FedEx track millions of packages - and can the same technology be adapted, as Gov. Christie said over the weekend, to track visitors who overstay their visas?
State Rep. Martina White, elected with the FOPs help, is introducing a law to ensure the privacy of officers in on-duty shootings
The stepson of Claire Risoldi, the politically-connected Bucks County woman charged with collecting $20 million through insurance fraud, has claimed in his own court filing that Risoldi submitted a forged copy of his late father's will.
Delaware Valley University, which introduced a pet-friendly residence hall last year, is expanding the program this year. The university earned national recognition for its animal friendliness when it began allowing students living on the second floor of Samuel Hall on its Doylestown campus to have approved pets in their rooms. Three chinchillas, two cats, three geckos, three snakes, two rabbits, and five hamsters and gerbils shared the hall with their 18 human owners.
From Colorado theater shooting to His Holiness, new CBS3 reporter has covered the gamut.
It was the pterodactyls that did it for Donna Crilley Farrell. The winged reptiles hovered above a lava pit on a satirical security map that was making the rounds in late July mocking the coming papal visit. Things had gotten out of hand.
Luis Soto could get 57-to-114 years in prison when sentenced in December.
PPA says its rare for them to be out of service, but its up to you to find a working one.
HARRISBURG - Supporters of embattled Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane are mobilizing to halt a legal proceeding that could force her from office before her criminal case is resolved.
When David Oh was scolded for falsely claiming to be a Green Beret during his 2011 Philadelphia City Council campaign, he called it a semantic slipup, saying he violated military "rules and traditions" he was "not aware of."
Philadelphia NOW is calling on Seth Williams to take action against two prosecutors embroiled in an email porn scandal.
Luis "Bebe" Soto may not have intended to kill anyone when he shot into the crowd during a 2013 Kensington street brawl, but the shots he fired still ended a bystander's life, a Philadelphia jury concluded Monday as it convicted him of third-degree murder.
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. - Doug Maday, the car dealer who resolved on Labor Day to plunge into the Atlantic Ocean every day for a year, finished his sometimes brutal, sometimes serene, often lonely "endless summer" on Monday with a splash.
Did painter Perry Milou violate Getty Images' copyright in basing his "official" portrait of Pope Francis for the World Meeting of Families on an unlicensed photograph?
Authorities visited a West Philly funeral home yesterday, found decomposing bodies and say the place may not be properly licensed.
Louis J. Vogwill, 59, turned into the path of Officer Lamar Pooles motorcycle on Roosevelt Boulevard. Hes now charged with homicide-by-vehicle.
Suspect nabbed with ticket to ride in hand
In addition to sweating through temperatures in the 90s on Tuesday, Philadelphians may find it tough to breathe. Forecasters are predicting a "code orange" air-quality day based on levels of ground-level ozone, which is a chief component of smog.
A 33-year-old Montgomery County man was arrested Thursday and charged with having and sharing child pornography, police said Monday. Russell Hunt Bates, of Hatboro, faces 14 counts of dissemination of child pornography and 76 counts of possession of child pornography and related charges.
New PATCO schedules will go into effect as of Sunday, according to the Delaware River Port Authority, as the agency works to finish its track refurbishment project.
Robert M. Rinier Sr., 85, of Marlton, a computer specialist who in retirement was a part-time evening manager at food markets in Marlton and Medford, died of complications from lung cancer Friday, Aug. 28, at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly.
A women's advocacy group on Monday condemned two city prosecutors linked to pornographic and racially charged emails revealed in court documents unsealed last week.
Police in Pennsylvania have revived 289 people using overdose-reversal medication that they were approved to carry late last year, the Wolf administration announced Monday.
Nearly 150 people gathered in a park across from Camden High School on Monday to call for an end to the city's violence, following six slayings in two weeks.
Susan H. McKean, 69, of Chester Springs, a dog kennel owner and breeder of bearded collies, died Saturday, Aug. 22, of cancer at her home.
Eleanor Moen McKinney, 84, of Brooklawn, manager of the former United Jersey Bank office in Gloucester City, died of heart failure Friday, Aug. 28, at Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury.
The Fairmount Park Conservancy has been awarded a $3 million grant to involve local artists and arts organizations in its ongoing work to support the city's municipal park system, the organization announced Monday.
BUCKS COUNTY Electronics recycling set for Saturday NEW HOPE Bucks County and the New Hope-Solebury School District will cohost an electronics recycling event on Saturday at New Hope-Solebury High School, officials announced Monday.
TRENTON - New Jersey should repay the federal government $32 million after an audit found documents were missing in some of the state's submissions for reimbursement, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
ATLANTIC CITY - The casino industry in Atlantic City says Gov. Christie's delay in signing a financial assistance package could hurt the city's taxpayers.
CHESTER COUNTY Preparedness events are set WEST CHESTER Chester County officials are recognizing National Preparedness Month, which starts Tuesday, by distributing preparedness information and encouraging residents to sign up for emergency alerts through ReadyChesCo.
WYNNEWOOD A new white oak tree is to be planted at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary on Tuesday in honor of the visit of Pope Francis.
DELAWARE COUNTY Annual book sale set for library HAVERFORD If you are looking for an alternative activity during the weekend Pope Francis is in town, Haverford Township Free Library is to hold its annual book sale from Sept. 25 to 27.
Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel, 95, died Sunday afternoon. The cause of death was not yet known.
Gov. Christie on Sunday said it wasn't fair to compare his scant use of a private email account to conduct government business during the Bridgegate scandal to Hillary Rodham Clinton's exclusive use of a private server while she served as secretary of state.
Last week, years after Lumberton's Ethics Board went dormant, the township committee voted to make its demise official. With a unanimous vote, the board was abolished.
Promoting himself as a president who would crack down on "lawlessness," Gov. Christie has turned to a phrase that has been propelled to the forefront of the immigration debate.
The Insider THE KITCHEN AT Daylesford Crossing, a new senior-living center in Paoli, Chester County, was packed with working chefs and cooks on Friday, but it was free of the clatter of pots and pans. Or cooking aromas, for that matter.
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The man sought in an April hit-and-run accident that killed a 2-year-old boy in Fairhill surrendered Monday at Police Headquarters, authorities said.
One man was killed and another critically wounded in a double shooting late Monday afternoon in the city's Grays Ferry section, police said.
A Montgomery County attorney was arrested Monday and charged with raping one of his clients. Vincent A. Cirillo Jr., a defense attorney with offices in Norristown, allegedly raped a woman whom he had been hired to represent.
Lunch time is less busy at Little Anthony's Pizza in Coatesville this month than it was in June. "Thirty percent of the lunch crowd lost," owner Mark Madanat said.