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SS United States group raises enough to stay afloat

Thursday November 26th, 2015 04:33:36 AM
Less than two months after setting a save-it-or-scrap-it deadline for the SS United States, the conservancy that is trying to restore the iconic ocean liner says it has raised $600,000 - money that will prevent the rusted vessel from being junked.

Christie pardons Philadelphia man for 1972 crime

Thursday November 26th, 2015 04:33:35 AM
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Wednesday pardoned a 61-year-old Philadelphia man who was convicted more than 40 years ago on robbery charges in Atlantic City, but who has recovered from the drug addiction that once consumed him.

Bail set at $3 million for teen accused of shooting trooper

Thursday November 26th, 2015 04:33:28 AM
A teenager charged with attempted murder in Tuesday's wounding of a state trooper on the Vine Street Expressway was arraigned Wednesday, and his bail was set at $3 million.

Kenney names new heads for L&I, Streets

Thursday November 26th, 2015 04:33:27 AM
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney said Wednesday that Streets Commissioner David Perri will head the Department of Licenses and Inspections in his administration.

A warm heart offers warm hands to homeless

Thursday November 26th, 2015 04:33:19 AM
Over the last 10 years, Camille Scott has made presents for 1,344 men and women she's never met. The Voorhees retiree and mother of three began sewing and crocheting hats and scarves for needy people in 2005.

Bond between Chesco boy and S.C. sheriff endures

Thursday November 26th, 2015 04:33:12 AM
When the sheriff of Chester County, S.C., sits down to Thanksgiving dinner, he will be surrounded by family, and to him that includes a 10-year-old boy from Chester County, Pa., he met last year.

Parveen: Warming up for Thanksgiving

Thursday November 26th, 2015 04:18:11 AM Dan Shepard
It'll be a warmer Thanksgiving!

Temple adjunct professors vote to unionize

Thursday November 26th, 2015 04:02:37 AM
Temple University's 1,400 adjunct professors will become part of the faculty union, after more than two-thirds of those voting approved the proposal.

As budget impasse lingers, counties push back

Thursday November 26th, 2015 04:02:36 AM
It seemed like an inevitable display of frustration after days of mixed messages from Harrisburg on the fate of the long-overdue state budget.

Prosecutor: Keep bridge trial of two in Newark

Thursday November 26th, 2015 04:02:34 AM
TRENTON - Federal prosecutors say the trial of former allies of Gov. Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure case should remain in New Jersey, rejecting one of the defendants' arguments, that "sensationalistic" media coverage has prejudiced a potential jury pool in Newark.

Kane calls for broader email probe

Thursday November 26th, 2015 04:02:28 AM
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane promised Wednesday an even broader investigation of offensive emails on government computers - a search for "filth" on "every public server over which it was circulated."

Five hurt in fiery crash involving stolen car

Thursday November 26th, 2015 03:34:05 AM
Five people, including a pregnant woman, were injured in an accident involving a stolen car that burst into flames Wednesday evening near the Montgomery Drive exit of the Schuylkill Expressway, police said.

Teen critically wounded in N.E. Philly shooting

Thursday November 26th, 2015 01:35:05 AM
A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition with a gunshot wound Wednesday night in Northeast Philadelphia, police said. About 6:20 p.m., the boy was transported by private automobile to Nazareth Hospital. He had been shot in the lower right abdomen in the 4700 block of Oakmont Street in the Holmesburg section.

Authorities investigate fatal police-involved shooting in Camden

Thursday November 26th, 2015 12:20:33 AM
Authorities on Wednesday took photographs and set up evidence cones at the Camden apartment complex where police fatally shot a suspect Tuesday night. A woman who knew him said the shooting never should have occurred.

Minor Pennsylvania derailment causes train travel troubles

Thursday November 26th, 2015 12:10:10 AM
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Thanksgiving travel has hit a bump for some train passengers in central Pennsylvania after a freight train's two-car derailment blocked tracks to the Harrisburg station.

Senate panel urges hearings on Kane's removal

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 10:19:18 PM
The state Senate should move forward with hearings to determine whether to remove embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office, a Senate committee announced Wednesday.

Former Delco constable charged with alleged theft

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 09:30:01 PM
A former Delaware County constable was charged Wednesday with theft after allegedly submitting $23,000 of false payment sheets to the county for work that was never performed, the District Attorney's Office announced.

'Hurricane' Schwartz: Warm turkey day

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 09:00:03 PM Alex Wigglesworth

Delco council threatens to withold money from state

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 08:45:05 PM
Frustrated by a budget impasse that shows no signs of breaking, Delaware County will suspend payments to human service providers for services next week and is considering withholding funds it is legally required to transfer to the state, officials said Wednesday.

Police probe possible abduction at Northeast Philly bank

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 07:58:24 PM Alex Wigglesworth
Police are looking for a possible abduction suspect who allegedly assaulted a man inside a Wells Fargo bank at 6611 Castor Ave. in Northeast Philadelphia, then forced him into a vehicle.

Wills Eye vandalized, suspect in custody

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 07:42:57 PM
A trash can and other objects were thrown out of upper-floor windows at the Center City eye hospital.

A year without Shane

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 07:07:44 PM
Last Thanksgiving Eve, Shane Montgomery vanished after leaving a Manayunk bar. His family still isn’t used to the new normal.

Donor is sending heartbroken West Philly team to Disney

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 05:01:22 PM
After reading of 9-year-olds’ dashed dreams, a man from Florida fulfills them

Overcrowding concerns at Northeast Philly school

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 05:00:50 PM
Teachers say the school, which received about 350 students from a school partially closed due to structural problems, poses a safety threat.

Trooper shot amid chaos on I-676

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 11:24:47 AM
A Pennsylvania State Trooper was shot in the shoulder by a 17-year-old during a car chase.

Joseph J. McGrane Jr., 70, pet crematory owner

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 06:38:23 AM
Joseph J. McGrane Jr.'s life interest was set early, when he visited his father on his farm in Concordville, Delaware County.

Open or closed for Thanksgiving

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 06:32:53 AM
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Richard Russell | Financial publisher, 91

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 06:32:50 AM
Richard Russell, 91, who shared his technical analysis on investing with subscribers through the influential Dow Theory Letters since 1958, has died.

In their 60s, they're wondering how best to take Social Security

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 05:26:44 AM
The woman at the SS office was not exactly helpful.

Of budget deadlines, NYC and (yes!) free shrimp

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 05:26:44 AM
Still no state budget but keep your eye on the next deadline. It could free the pols to go without guilt to the annual Pa. Society up in NYC.

Patti's thoughtful Thanksgiving

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 05:23:27 AM
Patti LaBelle opens home to Questlove, YouTube sensation during holiday

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