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Major Projects on Route 3, Marple Road: Plan Alternate Routes

A $5.8 million project to repair and resurface nearly 5 miles of Route 3 in Delaware County began Monday, Sept. 15, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said.


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The Keystone Research Center is here to confirm what we already know, that a greater percentage of folks here are poor, even as more wealth flows to the upper class than ever before. The report found that since the late 1970s, the middle-class that was more than 70 percent of Delco plunged to just barely 40 percent, while in Philly it dropped from 63 percent to just 43 percent.


Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA

6 hrs ago | CBS Local

EXCLUSIVE: Family Speaks Out After Girl Escapes Alleged Abduction In Delaware County

A 7th grader at Ridley Park Middle School says a man driving a white van snatched her off the street while she was walking to school alone. "She said that an African American male in a white van drove up to her and physically took her and put her in the back of the van."


Related Topix: Ridley Park, PA

12 hrs ago |

Who speaks for rural Pennsylvania in Washington? It isn't Pat Toomey: Mark Lafer

Folks from Philly and Pittsburgh may see their cities a bit differently. However, they - like most Americans - are less likely to think about the rest of the state.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania, US News, US Senate, Pennsylvania Government, Environment, Science, Delaware Water Gap, PA, Opinion

19 hrs ago |

Delco Health Advisory Board meeting is open to the public

MEDIA The September meeting of the Delaware County Health Advisory Board will be open to the public, the county announced. The meeting is scheduled for Sept.


Related Topix: Media, PA, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Pennsylvania Legislature returns, quietly, for fall session days

The Pennsylvania Legislature gaveled back in for its pre-election voting session Monday, but most of the first day's work was about laying foundations for potential action in the weeks to come. In the Senate, members were invited to a fact-finding session with various experts intended to answer any lingering concerns or questions about Lebanon County Sen. Mike Folmer's proposal to legalize forms of marijuana for medicinal uses.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Drugs

Philadelphia Dance Press Releases

A SomaticMovers Show

On September 27th at 8:30pm and September 28th at 12:00pm, the SomaticMovers modern dance company is taking over Square One Coffee in Philadelphia to share their spins and kicks of caffeine. For a $10 donation, audience members can enjoy a show filled to the brim with movement, smiles and caffeinated trances.


Related Topix: Arts, Modern Dance, Philadelphia, PA, Drink, Coffee, Temple University

Evening Sun

Pa. legislative session opens with medical marijuana rally

Supporters raise signs during a rally in support of a bill to legalize medical marijuana on the steps of the state Capitol building in Harrisburg on Sept. 15. The earliest the bill could pass its next step, the Senate Appropriations Committee, is next Monday, according to Scott Sikorski, legislative director for committee chair Sen. Jake Corman.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Montgomery County, PA

Evening Sun

Another view: Break out the calculators

The embattled Republican governor and his Democratic challenger are waging a war of numbers to say nothing of big-money television ads over education funding. Wolf, the York businessman, continues to hammer away at what has been a constant criticism of the governor, that he slashed $1 billion from education funding via the austere budgets of his first term.


Related Topix: York, PA, Ed Rendell, US Governors, Opinion

NBC Philadelphia

Sunday School Teacher Guilty of Child Porn Learns His Fate

Steven Almond, a former Sunday school teacher and deacon at Middletown Presbyterian Church in Media, is due in court for sentencing after pleading guilty back in June to child pornography charges. A judge Monday will sentence a Delaware County Sunday school teacher who pleaded guilty earlier this year to child pornography charges.


Related Topix: Media, PA, Parkside, PA

Repairs of credit and a car

DEAR HARRY: I have two questions, and I hope you can answer both. About 11 years ago, I was contacted by one of the large home-improvement stores to pay a bill I never incurred.


Sun Sep 14, 2014

In Bucks, constables can earn big money

The office's roots date to colonial times, and critics nowadays say the position is about as relevant as minutemen or muskets. Six Bucks constables - elected and armed court officers paid to serve warrants, transport prisoners, and handle other duties - averaged more than $100,000 in pay annually the last two years, eclipsing salaries of the judges they work for and even the county commissioners, according to an Inquirer review of records.


Related Topix: Bensalem, PA, Bucks County, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Philadelphia, PA, Montgomery County, PA

Historic Darby Free Library struggling to keep it together

In the cramped main room of the historic Darby Free Library, outdated electrical wiring prevents the air-conditioning from running at the same time as the printers. Cracks show in the ceiling of the brick building, which dates to 1872.


Related Topix: Libraries, Sharon Hill, PA, Philadelphia, PA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Officer down: State trooper's death marks first such homicide since 2011 in Pa.

Friday's shooting of a state trooper in Pike County is the first time since 2011 that a member of law enforcement in Pennsylvania has been killed by gunfire. Relying on data from the Officer Down Memorial Page as well as our archives, we compiled the following list of central Pennsylvania police officers killed and injured by gunfire in the line of duty.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Maytown, PA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

John Miller, 34, A Radnor Police Officer

He worked as a Police Officer for Radnor Police Department for the past 9 year where he was part of the Motorcycle Unit and Traffic Safety Unit. He was a member of the Delaware County FOP Lodge #27 and the Delaware County Emerald Society.


Related Topix: Sharon Hill, PA

CBS Local

Crozer-Chester Nurses Planning A Two-Day Strike

Nurses at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Delaware County have approved a two-day strike beginning September 21st. They say it is to protest "bad faith bargaining" by the hospital.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Lane Closures on Blue Route Start Thursday Night, PennDOT Says

Motorists will face weeknight and weekend lane closures and delays over the next week when traveling on Interstate 476 in Delaware and Montgomery counties for the resurfacing of deteriorated pavement, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said Friday. Weather permitting, crews will repave areas of northbound and southbound I-476 from just south of the Route 3 Interchange to the Interstate 76 Interchange.


Related Topix: Montgomery County, PA

Marple Road Closes Monday For Water Main Installation

Aqua Pennsylvania will close and detour Marple Road between Darby Road and Route 320 in Marple and Haverford townships, Delaware County, beginning Monday for the installation of a new water main, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Thursday. Marple Road will be closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Dec. 31. During construction, Marple Road through traffic will be detoured over Darby Road and Route 320 .


Related Topix: Haverford, PA

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Business Journal

Crozer-Chester nurses authorize two-day strike

Registered nurses at Crozer-Chester Medical Center have voted to hold a two-day strike at the Delaware County medical center, beginning 7 a.m. on Sept. 21, to protest what they say are the hospital's unfair labor practices and ongoing bad faith bargaining.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Chester, PA, Upland, PA, Philadelphia, PA

WXPN-FM Philadelphia

Tonight's Concert Picks: Trampled by Turtles at Union Transfer,...

Five-piece indie folk group Trampled by Turtles headlines tonight at Union Transfer . The Minnesota men made their mark at number one on the US Folk charts with their recently dropped album Wild Animals .


Related Topix: Bluegrass, Trampled by Turtles