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Reports of illness at Ursinus trickle in, now over 200

Sunday February 14th, 2016 06:13:33 PM
The Montgomery County Health Department on Saturday posted the report of its latest inspection of Ursinus College's kitchen - a Thursday visit that found one minor violation, allowing the Wismer Dining Hall to reopen - as attempts to pinpoint the source of widespread stomach illness continued.

Boy Scouts freeze like Washington's troops at Valley Forge

Sunday February 14th, 2016 04:12:39 PM
Remember George Washington and his men, said Boy Scout leaders as they rallied their own near-frozen troops at Valley Forge National Historical Park on Saturday morning.

Longtime Inquirer editor Acel Moore dies at 75

Sunday February 14th, 2016 03:18:47 PM
Acel Moore, 75, an Inquirer reporter, editor, and columnist who changed the way the newspaper and others cover the black community while encouraging young people from minority backgrounds to enter and succeed in the profession he loved, died unexpectedly at his Wyncote home Friday evening.

3 dead, 73 treated, in 50-plus vehicle crash on I-78

Sunday February 14th, 2016 03:10:17 PM
A snow squall that suddenly blew across an area of I-78 in central Pennsylvania on Saturday morning caused near-whiteout conditions and slippery roads and within minutes left 50 cars and tractor-trailers in a deadly tangle of metal. At least three people died.

For Christie, a new list of challenges awaits

Sunday February 14th, 2016 03:05:00 PM
For the foreseeable future, Gov. Christie likely will not be talking about terrorism, the international refugee crisis, illegal immigration to the United States, or Marco Rubio's debating skills.

A portrait of a family and a window into the city

Sunday February 14th, 2016 02:23:49 PM
It is the real-life portrait of a North Philadelphia family filmed over nearly a decade. The small, everyday moments - and the stakes and drama attached to them.

Firefighters battle six-alarm fire in Frankford

Sunday February 14th, 2016 11:57:53 AM
The 4600 block of Griscom Street in Frankford looked more like a skating rink than its normal mix of businesses and homes after 150 Philadelphia firefighters spent much of Saturday fighting a six-alarm fire.

20 years after surgery, a full life with half a brain

Sunday February 14th, 2016 11:55:41 AM
Five days before doctors removed half her brain, 8-year-old Christina Santhouse performed "It's the Hard-Knock Life" from the musical Annie at her elementary school talent show in Levittown.

Fattah uses taxpayer funds to pitch his case

Sunday February 14th, 2016 11:47:56 AM
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, facing federal trial on racketeering charges, has found himself a bit strapped for funds for his reelection campaign.

In Willingboro, elected officials feud

Sunday February 14th, 2016 11:47:27 AM
It was perhaps a new low in political discord when the mayor of Willingboro sued his deputy mayor for defamation last month. But then a process server interrupted a town council meeting and stunned the standing-room-only crowd when he approached the dais to deliver the legal summons.

So far, super PACs not worth the money

Sunday February 14th, 2016 11:45:17 AM
It wasn't so long ago that the watchdogs of politics barked a warning: Unaccountable "super PACs" funded by the unlimited donations of billionaires and other special interests would warp democracy as we know it in the 2016 presidential election.

A rising Shore challenge: Protecting back bays

Sunday February 14th, 2016 11:41:27 AM
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. - Images of cars, patio furniture, and chunks of ice floating in floodwaters during last month's powerful storm brought home to the public that the infrastructure along the Jersey Shore's back bays needs to be fortified.

noonline

Sunday February 14th, 2016 06:36:47 AM
From a distance of 35 years, Bruce Springsteen revisited The River in South Philadelphia on Friday night. With his E Street Band behind him, the 66-year-old Springsteen took the stage at the sold-out Wells Fargo Center just past 8 p.m. and, after proclaiming his delight at being back in the City of Brotherly Love, began the marathon communal gathering with &q

Amid rancor, Booker strikes a healing note

Sunday February 14th, 2016 06:36:04 AM
WASHINGTON - Amid a presidential campaign marked by fury and resentment, Sen. Cory Booker wants to alter the tone as he steps back into the national limelight.

Cynthia Roberts, 62, a leader in University City community

Sunday February 14th, 2016 06:36:02 AM
Cynthia Roberts, 62, former director of the Parent-Infant Center in West Philadelphia, and a dynamic leader in the University City community, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, of complications from pancreatic cancer at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse.

Group therapy at the Camden County jail

Sunday February 14th, 2016 06:35:55 AM
Five men with "CAMDEN COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY" printed on their mustard-yellow scrubs sit in plastic chairs facing Stephen Michael Tumolo.

LOTTERIES

Sunday February 14th, 2016 06:31:45 AM
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Levittown apartment fire hurts two

Sunday February 14th, 2016 06:31:43 AM
Two injured in Levittown fire A fire broke out early Saturday morning at a Bucks County apartment complex, sending two people to a hospital for minor injuries, authorities said.

Cops: Man barricades, then kills himself

Sunday February 14th, 2016 06:31:43 AM
An armed man shot and killed himself at a Brewerytown apartment early Saturday while talking to police as he walked on and off of his balcony, authorities said.

Open or closed for President's Day

Sunday February 14th, 2016 06:31:43 AM
   Pennsylvania   New Jersey    Banks   Closed    Optional    Savings & loans   Closed   Optional    Federal agencies   Closed   Closed    Federal courts   Closed   Closed    State agencies    Closed   Closed    Local/state courts*    Closed    Closed    Liquor stores    Closed    Optional   

Levittown apartment fire hurts two

Sunday February 14th, 2016 06:31:41 AM
Two injured in Levittown fire A fire broke out early Saturday morning at a Bucks County apartment complex, sending two people to a hospital for minor injuries, authorities said.

Camden graduation for students who came back

Sunday February 14th, 2016 05:30:21 AM
By his freshman year at Camden High School, Shaun Edmonds knew he was heading in the wrong direction, skipping school and flunking.

News in Brief

Sunday February 14th, 2016 05:30:20 AM
Prison fires teacher from Delran accused of assaulting inmate TRENTON - A prison teacher accused of sexually assaulting an inmate more than 20 times and becoming pregnant by him twice has been fired.

Philadelphia lawyer indicted in drug trafficking ring

Sunday February 14th, 2016 04:05:11 AM
A Philadelphia defense attorney who has represented clients in high-profile crimes has been indicted in Maryland on charges of laundering money for a large drug-dealing organization, according to prosecutors and court documents.

Obituaries

Sunday February 14th, 2016 12:07:05 AM
Christy O'Donnell, 47, a single mother with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, died Feb. 6.

6-alarm Frankford blaze now under control

Saturday February 13th, 2016 11:23:46 PM
The Philadelphia Fire Department recently put under control a six-alarm blaze on the 4600 block of Griscom Street in Frankford.

How to listen better

Saturday February 13th, 2016 11:23:36 AM
The best listening happens when we give up our right to be right.

The Interview: Meet Matt Katzenbach, the hunk who punked Sundance as Cradley Booper

Saturday February 13th, 2016 11:15:22 AM
DREAMBOAT Matt Katzenbach, of Salt Lake City (at right in photo), is not related to former Daily News intern and Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper. Nor, quite obviously, is Matt's identical twin, Scott (the handsome fellow on the left). Nonetheless, the Arizona-born brothers bear a striking resemblance to the Rydal-raised star of Silver Linings Playbook.

TreePhilly gives away 14,500 free trees & has plenty more

Saturday February 13th, 2016 11:11:51 AM
TreePhilly restores city’s canopy by giving folks free trees

Obituaries

Saturday February 13th, 2016 06:31:45 AM
Christy O'Donnell, 47, a single mother with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, died Feb. 6.

Open or Closed for President's Day

Saturday February 13th, 2016 06:31:41 AM
   Pennsylvania   New Jersey    Banks   Closed    Optional    Savings & loans   Closed   Optional    Federal agencies   Closed   Closed    Federal courts   Closed   Closed    State agencies    Closed   Closed    Local/state courts*    Closed    Closed    Liquor stores    Closed    Optional   

Bills would increase lead testing in Pa.

Saturday February 13th, 2016 06:31:40 AM
A Pennsylvania state legislator said Friday he would introduce a package of bills to increase lead testing in the commonwealth.


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