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A CSX freight train carrying crude oil partially derailed near 11th Street and Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphiat.
Sometimes you just can't win for losing. Bryn Mawr College students are planning a demonstration next week to protest what some described as an insensitive e-mail sent to women with "elevated BMIs" - that is, a little overweight.
A man arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence died suddenly after becoming unconscious at the Philadelphia Police Detention Unit, located at 750 Race St.
When Comcast screws a customer, who better to complain to than the CEOs mother, Suzanne Roberts?
Patrick Bertoletti of Chicago unseats reigning champ, breaks record at Wing Bowl 23.
At issue is an ordinance that dates to an era when salesmen hawked vacuum cleaners and cosmetics door-to-door. Lower Merion Township police said the 50-year-old ordinance - not racial profiling - was behind the questioning of five African American men soliciting snow-shoveling jobs in a wealthy neighborhood.
I know what you're thinking as you read this forecast for snow Sunday night: How can anyone trust forecasters again after the "Bust of the Century 2?"
Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord will plead guilty to federal charges that he used his office to strong-arm political contributors during his failed gubernatorial bid last year, his lawyers said Friday.
Philly police sergeant says hes being fired, arrested as retaliation for lawsuit controversy
Steven Johnston, of Audubon, was shot and killed inside an apartment on the South White Horse Pike, and police have arrested a suspect in connection with his death, Camden County prosecutors announced.
NE Philly's BambieBotz create 6-foot robot that takes out the trash.
The vice president, in Philly, urged congressional Democrats to talk up the party's economic victories.
If being the candidate of the Democratic establishment counts for anything, Lisa Deeley ought to be a shoo-in for city commissioner.
Like lots of guys, Clark Erickson has his mind on presenting a special shiny gold something this February. The difference is that his is more than 1,000 years old.
The Pinelands Commission's policy committee voted Friday to seek nearly three years of communications between commission staff and lawyers for South Jersey Gas as the utility sought a waiver to build a nonconforming pipeline through protected forest.
The Delaware River Port Authority has filed charges against a part-time toll collector who allegedly stole $3,200 at the Walt Whitman Bridge this month.
Vice President Biden, speaking in Philadelphia on Friday morning, urged fellow Democrats to be proud of the work they did to dig out of the financial crisis, saying they should use the burgeoning recovery as proof that their policies worked - and Republicans' didn't.
A once-prominent Philadelphia African American lawyer has been disbarred by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court after failing to respond to professional and ethical complaints.
Is "U" for Uber? Or undercover? The Pennsylvania Utility Commission, in permitting ride-share operators like Uber and Lyft in most of Pennsylvania, has required the hail-by-app cars to be marked, so they are easily identifiable.
Elijah English's fingers swept over the raised braille dots, imprinted on the clear plastic film pasted over the words in a children's picture book.
Zaiee Talbert was convicted of killing cousins Jonathan Stokley and Dexter Bowie over a drug-territory dispute.
Carmen Vargas remembers Marsha Shear fondly. The two grew close as neighbors on Daly Street, where Shear died Thursday.
As Camden leaders tout a budding renaissance in the city, one Rutgers-Camden project will be keeping an objective eye by tracking neighborhood changes in the Cramer Hill section.
Francis H. Sterling, 80, of Havertown, a respected endocrinologist, brilliant lecturer, and passionate operagoer, died Sunday, Jan. 18, at Lankenau Hospital of a tear in the aortic artery.
Colleen McCullough, 77, author of the bestselling novel The Thorn Birds, died Thursday. She had suffered from ill health in recent years and died in a hospital on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific.
William J. Labbree, 80, of Gloucester City, who owned a real-estate firm there and who was named 2003 Citizen of the Year by his hometown, died of complications from pulmonary problems on Monday, Jan. 26, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
William W. McDowell Jr., 85, an architect from Chestnut Hill, died Monday, Jan. 19, of complications from dementia at Springfield Residence in Wyndmoor, where he had lived for seven years.
Marjorie O. Rendell, a federal appellate judge and the wife of former Gov. Ed Rendell, said Friday that she plans to leave her spot on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit this summer and devote more time to her foundation for the civic education of area youth.
Cheltenham Township police are seeking a man who they say robbed a 7-11 store early Friday morning.
The question of whether charter school magnate Dorothy June Brown is competent to be retried on charges that she defrauded her schools of $6.3 million now lies with a federal judge.
The security video showed the last moments of Jason Scott McClay's shift as manager at the Rite Aid store at Ninth Street and Highland Avenue in Chester.
A Philadelphia paramedic has alleged that about a dozen fellow Fire Department employees pressured her into sex - including a supervisor and two Fire Academy instructors - over a four-year period, according to a source with knowledge of the woman's account.
Charges filed in Bridgeton shooting A civil rights activist filed charges Friday in Municipal Court in Bridgeton, N.J., against a local police officer, saying the officer disobeyed traffic laws before stopping a vehicle - and then fatally shooting its passenger - in December.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's declaration Friday that he would not run for president in 2016 boosts at least two other Republican candidates vying for the support of the party's establishment wing.
ATLANTIC CITY - The head of Hard Rock International, a company owned by the Seminole tribe of Florida, said Thursday that his company remains interested in Atlantic City and has had "unofficial conversations" with Glenn Straub, the anticipated incoming owner of the closed Revel Casino.
Thousands flock to Western Pennsylvania each year for a spectacle involving top hats and a furry celebrity - a tradition that forecasts whether to brace for more weeks of bitter cold, or instead expect spring's relief.
Ex-Traffic Court admin out on bail A federal judge yesterday granted a motion by former Philadelphia Traffic Court administrator William Hird to remain out on bail pending an appeal of his prison sentence to the Third Circuit.
Police Advisory Commission wants to know whatever happened to a promised public report.
23 titles that Braille Tails has translated into braille. 2,165 books in braille supplied to schools by Braille Tails.
Dr. testifies that Dorothy June Brown has symptoms consistent with early stages of Alzheimer's.
NEW YORK (AP) - Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America's children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping.
Joseph Sowers, of Hatfield Township, and Brian Tiberio, of Pottstown, are accused of downloading child pornography through peer-to-peer file-sharing networks, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.
At a daylong briefing on immigration detention Friday, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in Washington heard testimony on a range of issues, including "institutional sexual assault" and the criminal charges filed recently against a guard at the Berks County Residential Center.
A Westville man accused of dragging a New Jersey state trooper with his car and plowing into a State Police captain's vehicle was found guilty Friday of aggravated assault and other charges relating to the 2012 incident, during which he eluded arrest even amid gunfire.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A 22-year-old man has been convicted of aggravated assault after dragging a New Jersey state trooper with his car during a traffic stop.
A Mays Landing, N.J. teen is accused of burglarizing 13 cars in less than three weeks, according to the Township of Hamilton Police Department.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf says he'll act quickly to nominate a successor to Rob McCord, who announced he's resigning as Pennsylvania state treasurer amid a federal investigation.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania prosecutor says he'll seek the death penalty against a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a sixth-grade math teacher during a burglary at her home.
George Bolzoni, of Union City, was arrested after Delaware State Police pulled him over for speeding along Sussex Highway but found more than 10 pounds of marijuana inside his car, according to investigators.
Mayors of several New Jersey shore towns are joining with members of Congress from the state to oppose allowing oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.