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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.
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.
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.
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney said Wednesday that Streets Commissioner David Perri will head the Department of Licenses and Inspections in his administration.
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.
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.
It'll be a warmer Thanksgiving!
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.
It seemed like an inevitable display of frustration after days of mixed messages from Harrisburg on the fate of the long-overdue state budget.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
A trash can and other objects were thrown out of upper-floor windows at the Center City eye hospital.
Last Thanksgiving Eve, Shane Montgomery vanished after leaving a Manayunk bar. His family still isnt used to the new normal.
After reading of 9-year-olds dashed dreams, a man from Florida fulfills them
Teachers say the school, which received about 350 students from a school partially closed due to structural problems, poses a safety threat.
A Pennsylvania State Trooper was shot in the shoulder by a 17-year-old during a car chase.
Joseph J. McGrane Jr.'s life interest was set early, when he visited his father on his farm in Concordville, Delaware County.
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Richard Russell, 91, who shared his technical analysis on investing with subscribers through the influential Dow Theory Letters since 1958, has died.
The woman at the SS office was not exactly helpful.
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 LaBelle opens home to Questlove, YouTube sensation during holiday