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Deadly Chesco plane crash was routine flight

Monday March 30th, 2015 07:51:05 PM
An airplane crash in Chester County that ended in two deaths Sunday was part of a routine flight review conducted every two years to test pilots' skills, officials said Monday.

11 charged in Delco insurance fraud

Monday March 30th, 2015 07:35:33 PM
The defendants drove cars into poles and damaged them with forklifts to collect money in an insurance scam, and they did it across the street from the Darby Borough Police Department.

Former judge Berry's lawyer asks for dismissal of charges

Monday March 30th, 2015 06:56:05 PM
Criminal charges against former Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Willis W. Berry Jr. should be dismissed, his attorney argued in court Monday, as the judge's case headed toward an April 13th trial.

Metal detectors installed at all Citizens Bank Park gates

Monday March 30th, 2015 06:43:10 PM
Anyone entering Citizens Bank Park will now need to pass through a metal detector. The Phillies said Monday that last year's metal detector pilot program is being expanded all entrance gates for the 2015 season as required by Major League Baseball.

Authorities ID slain Darby officer

Monday March 30th, 2015 06:30:39 PM
Authorities on Sunday confirmed the identity of the Darby Borough police officer who was shot to death in his home.

Delco cop slain, girlfriend questioned

Monday March 30th, 2015 06:29:37 PM
Police are still questioning the girlfriend of Darby Borough Officer Mark Hudson, who was shot to death inside his home Saturday

Bucks fraud case opens against Risoldis

Monday March 30th, 2015 06:15:19 PM
Several members of the Risoldi family sobbed in the driveway of their burning New Hope mansion as smoke billowed from its attic windows on a fall afternoon in 2013, a police officer testified on Monday.

Were nude photos of North Penn students shared online?

Monday March 30th, 2015 06:14:55 PM
Students at a Lansdale high school met with administrators Monday, expressing concern about nude photos of female students that had been allegedly shared online.

Bike-share program starts rolling April 23

Monday March 30th, 2015 06:02:55 PM
Philadelphia's bike-share program, Indego, will launch April 23 with 700 bikes at 60 stations across the city, officials said Monday.

Cop charged with DUI was kicked off the force before

Monday March 30th, 2015 05:45:39 PM
The six-year veteran was previously charged with assaulting his ex

N.J. economy continues to underperform nation's

Monday March 30th, 2015 05:01:03 PM
TRENTON - New Jersey's economic recovery continues to lag the nation's, as only one major revenue source has returned to its prerecession peak, the Legislature's top budget officer told lawmakers Monday.

It happened again

Monday March 30th, 2015 04:54:24 PM
Pa. town that lost 16 students in airplane crash knows German town’s pain

Best not to forget the past of Milton Street

Monday March 30th, 2015 04:46:53 PM
To those too young to recall, T. Milton Street can be an imposing figure. He's smart, has experience in politics dating back to the 1970s, and, at age 75, has lost none of his panache and his quick wit.

Things you ought to know about Milton

Monday March 30th, 2015 04:45:26 PM
Milton Street is a candidate for mayor again and he comes with more baggage than a jumbo jet.

At Montco HS, Defense Secretary touts 'force of the future'

Monday March 30th, 2015 04:21:27 PM
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told high school students at his Montgomery County alma mater Monday that the battleground and roles for soldiers of today and tomorrow are ever widening.

Who's on tap to be Philly's next top cop?

Monday March 30th, 2015 04:07:21 PM
Will the next mayor look outside the city for a new commissioner, or try to keep Chuck Ramsey?

Crash kills 2 aboard small plane on takeoff from Brandywine Airport

Monday March 30th, 2015 04:00:02 PM
Two people were killed Sunday afternoon when a small airplane crashed in a field near the Brandywine Airport in Chester County.

Officer, 5 others hurt in crash during car stop

Monday March 30th, 2015 03:43:53 PM
Police are investigating a crash on Route 1 in Bucks County during a traffic stop that left a police officer and five others injured.

Cops: Man filmed women in Montco Target dressing room

Monday March 30th, 2015 03:34:04 PM
Police say a Warminster man has been arrested for allegedly using a pen with a built-in camera to film women changing in the dressing room of a Target store in Montgomery County.

1 dead in Burlco crash

Monday March 30th, 2015 03:33:29 PM
An 18-year-old woman was killed after she was struck by a tractor-trailer while standing next to her disabled car on Interstate 295 in Burlington County.

Buried woman identified

Monday March 30th, 2015 03:26:24 PM Derrick Moore
The woman whose body was found buried in a back yard in Frankford last week has been identified by police .

Saxbys blends community designed franchises with national branding

Monday March 30th, 2015 02:59:24 PM
When Nick Bayer, now 37, went to college, he had no idea what he wanted to do. Business, industry, finance - each internship served to eliminate those as possibilities.

Teen charged with killing mom, stabbing grandma

Monday March 30th, 2015 02:11:28 PM Derrick Moore
Zachary Pritchett, 19, was charged with murder, aggravated assault and related offenses in connection with the double stabbing.

Does Market East makeover include methadone clinic?

Monday March 30th, 2015 01:02:59 PM
Robert Holmes runs the methadone clinic across the street from the Gallery mall, and he's got news for those intent on building expensive condominiums and glittery stores in the Market East corridor:

Bucks institute puts press on hepatitis B

Monday March 30th, 2015 12:55:33 PM
DOYLESTOWN A team of 20 people has convened in Doylestown with the goal of curing hepatitis B in three years.

Widener to split law schools

Monday March 30th, 2015 12:51:20 PM
DELAWARE COUNTY Widener plan to split law schools is approved CHESTER Widener University announced Friday that the American Bar Association had approved its plan to split its law schools, with one campus in Harrisburg and the other in Wilmington.

Cherry Hill mayor, council Democrats seek reelection

Monday March 30th, 2015 11:42:32 AM
Three members of the Cherry Hill council and Mayor Chuck Cahn, all Democrats, seek to return to office in this year's elections.

Evesham mayor's property scrutinized by residents

Monday March 30th, 2015 11:13:16 AM
Last fall, Evesham residents began hearing rumblings about tax abatements and a new redevelopment zone in downtown Marlton.

Route 202 work in Chesco to continue through 2016

Monday March 30th, 2015 11:09:00 AM
Improvements to Route 202 will be finished by mid-2016, State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D., Chester) said this month.

Fund-raising event nets $60K for Camden Catholic High

Monday March 30th, 2015 11:06:10 AM
CHERRY HILL Camden Catholic High School hoped to raise $50,000 during its first one-day giving event, based on a theme of the school's Irish roots and held on St. Patrick's Day.

What the mayoral candidates say

Monday March 30th, 2015 10:59:19 AM
We asked each of the mayoral candidates in the Democratic primary whether they’d retain Police Commissioner Ramsey or who might succeed him.

Who's next? Likely candidates for police commissioner

Monday March 30th, 2015 10:55:06 AM
Here’s a list of potential in-house and outside successors to Charles ramsey as Philadelphia police commissioner.

Baer: Guv's State Police pick target of bizarre hate

Monday March 30th, 2015 10:50:35 AM
Gov. Wolf's nominee to head the Pennsylvania State Police faces issues, some silly, which could cost him his gig.

Could last week's GOP Philly win be repeated?

Monday March 30th, 2015 10:47:32 AM
The likelihood of a special state Senate race in Sepetember could yield another surprising Republican win in Northeast Philadelphia.

North Philadelphia bakery destroyed by fire

Monday March 30th, 2015 10:35:27 AM
An overnight fire yesterday at the bakery has put the future of neighborhood mainstay Denise's Bakery in jeopardy.

Archaeological dig planned for Glouco site of 1777 battle

Monday March 30th, 2015 10:27:46 AM
The Hessians were out for blood that autumn day in 1777. They marched 10 miles from Haddonfield to Red Bank, hoping to surprise the American defenders of Fort Mercer on the Delaware River.

Morris Lloyd Jr., 77, insurance executive

Monday March 30th, 2015 10:24:49 AM
Morris "Mickey" Lloyd Jr., 77, of Philadelphia, an insurance executive who was active in alumni affairs for various educational institutions, died of a heart attack Monday, March 16, in Vero Beach, Fla.

Archaeological dig planned for Glouco site of 1777 battle

Monday March 30th, 2015 09:56:27 AM
The Hessians were out for blood that autumn day in 1777. They marched 10 miles from Haddonfield to Red Bank, hoping to surprise the American defenders of Fort Mercer on the Delaware River.

Does Market East makeover include methadone clinic?

Monday March 30th, 2015 09:40:31 AM
Robert Holmes runs the methadone clinic across the street from the Gallery mall, and he's got news for those intent on building expensive condominiums and glittery stores in the Market East corridor:

Kosher food for Passover delivered to needy families

Monday March 30th, 2015 05:35:40 AM
Joan Pavalow had planned a trip to the supermarket this week - with Passover just a few days away, she needed groceries. But then she decided not to go.

Passover gets early welcome in Montco

Monday March 30th, 2015 05:33:37 AM
MONTGOMERY COUNTY Passover gets early welcome ELKINS PARK The eight-day Jewish festival of Passover begins at sunset Friday, but it will be celebrated early by seniors and others as the Klein Active Adult Center has planned a preholiday seder to run from 11:15 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

Leon Bass, 90, educator forever changed by the Holocaust

Monday March 30th, 2015 05:33:33 AM
As a 20-year-old U.S. Army soldier in the all-black 183d Combat Engineers Battalion, Leon Bass arrived at the Nazis' Buchenwald extermination camp just one day after it had been liberated in April 1945.

Bancroft site should become open space not rehab center

Monday March 30th, 2015 04:30:33 AM
When it comes to redeveloping the magnificent site long occupied by Bancroft, a residential special-needs school, Haddonfield always knows what it doesn't want.

Inviting the crowd to get involved

Monday March 30th, 2015 04:30:33 AM
At the end of Collingswood High School's rollicking performance Friday morning of Shrek the Musical, the cast broke into the old Monkees' hit "I'm a Believer," and the audience rocked right along - nodding, dancing, clapping to the beat.

Ceremony honors N.J. officers killed in 1975 standoff

Monday March 30th, 2015 04:30:32 AM
Hainesport Police Officer William Wurst fired two shotgun rounds from behind his cruiser, aiming for the disturbed Vietnam veteran shooting onto the street from a third-floor duplex window.

Battle looms between family and prosecutor after report Cooper CEO killed wife, self

Monday March 30th, 2015 04:30:32 AM
A prosecutor's finding that Cooper University Health System CEO John P. Sheridan Jr. killed his wife, set their bedroom on fire, and took his own life added significant new details to the circumstances surrounding the couple's mysterious deaths.

How green is Christie's record?

Monday March 30th, 2015 04:30:31 AM
In Iowa this month, Gov. Christie bragged that he had "spent the last five years dismantling" what he called environmental protection "overreach."

Peanut Butter Roll is cuddly and sweet

Monday March 30th, 2015 04:29:37 AM
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Peanut Butter Roll, a 4-to-6-year-old pit-bull mix at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Peanut Butter Roll is cuddly, sweet and excitable.

Shootings in Fla. point to a spring breakdown

Monday March 30th, 2015 04:28:16 AM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - A house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt Saturday has officials on the Florida Panhandle pondering what to do with a spring-break season they say has gotten out of control.

Separated couple can each file as Head of Household

Monday March 30th, 2015 04:28:13 AM
DEAR HARRY: My wife and I do not believe in divorce. Because we have had our share of shouting matches, we decided to separate the day after Christmas 2013 before it came to blows. She has custody of our 12-year-old daughter, and I have custody of our 15-year-old son. Our incomes are about the same. I know that we cannot file jointly for our 2014 income taxes, but can either of us file as Head of Household? We each got a different story from our tax preparers. Give it to us straight, Harry.

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