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The Interview: Why you'll see Vai Sikahema at the big new Mormon Temple

Saturday August 27th, 2016 11:34:14 AM
THE FIRST time Vai Sikahema's family traveled from their island home in Tonga to have a sacred ceremony performed at the nearest Mormon Temple, in New Zealand, it took four days, three modes of transport, and so much money that Sikahema's parents had only enough for one-way tickets for their family of five.

8-year-old Camden girl shot in head this week dies of her injuries

Saturday August 27th, 2016 10:52:03 AM
An 8-year-old Camden girl struck in the head by a stray bullet across the street from her home Wednesday night has died, her father announced Friday afternoon.

FBI seeks Kenney campaign records as part of union probe

Saturday August 27th, 2016 10:45:18 AM
Federal authorities have subpoenaed finance records and receipts from Mayor Kenney's campaign committee as part of their investigation into the local electricians union and its leader, John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty, the mayor said Friday.

Sign of the times: At 30th Street Station, display board will soon be no more

Saturday August 27th, 2016 10:03:57 AM
THE WARM, click-clacking sound of a forgotten time tumbles through the cavernous atrium of 30th Street Station. It emanates from a large, old-fashioned board that displays train departure and arrival times on flaps that spin and spin, cycling through a half-dozen destinations.

Brown water in Maple Shade has some residents seeing red

Saturday August 27th, 2016 10:01:49 AM
The Facebook group set up by Anne Flynn for fellow residents of Maple Shade to register complaints has grown to 1,600 members.

West Deptford couple found beaten to death; son charged

Saturday August 27th, 2016 05:32:16 AM
A 28-year-old man has been charged with fatally beating his parents, who were found dead in their West Deptford home Friday morning, authorities said.

A ray of hope for Burlington City's decrepit, but historic, McNeal Mansion

Saturday August 27th, 2016 05:31:57 AM
A year ago, the historic McNeal Mansion in Burlington City faced demolition after a redeveloper said the cost of restoring the fire-damaged building could approach $10 million.

8-year-old Camden girl shot in head this week dies of her injuries

Saturday August 27th, 2016 05:30:49 AM
An 8-year-old Camden girl struck in the head by a stray bullet across the street from her home Wednesday night has died, her father announced Friday afternoon.

Christie:, If called, willtestify in Bridgegate trial

Saturday August 27th, 2016 05:30:48 AM
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Gov. Christie said Friday that he would testify if he is subpoenaed in the coming trial of two former allies in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.

2nd suspect nabbed in attempted murder of Philly food deliveryman

Saturday August 27th, 2016 05:30:45 AM
A second suspect has been charged in the June kidnapping, robbery, and attempted murder of a 34-year-old deliveryman in Kingsessing, police announced Friday.

Woman convicted of dumping chemical-burned cat in Grays Ferry

Saturday August 27th, 2016 05:30:45 AM
A South Philadelphia woman has been found guilty of animal cruelty for failing to get veterinary care for her cat, which was suffering from chemical burns and was near death, the Pennsylvania SPCA said Friday.

PHA plans to move headquarters from Center City to Sharswood

Friday August 26th, 2016 04:10:31 PM Jessica Parks


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