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3 hrs ago | NBC Philadelphia

Memorial for Wellness Center Shooting Victim

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital is holding a private memorial service for Theresa Hunt who was killed last month at the Wellness Center by a psychiatric patient.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Lansdowne, PA, Yeadon, PA

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Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

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Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

7 hrs ago |

Faster action sought on drilling-related health questions

A coalition of doctors, nurses, and environmental groups is calling on the Corbett administration to address citizen complaints more comprehensively and better track potential health effects related to natural-gas drilling.


Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Health, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

NBC Philadelphia

Hotel Clerk Tied Up, Robbed in Delco

Police are on the hunt for a man who tied up and robbed a Delaware County hotel clerk Monday afternoon.


Related Topix: Tinicum Township, PA

Crozer-Keystone slows operating losses

Crozer-Keystone Health System continued fighting the negative trends in inpatient admissions that are common to most hospital systems, but Crozer, Delaware County's largest health-care provider, dramatically slowed its operating losses in the three months ended June 30. During that quarter, Crozer had an operating loss of $1.3 million, after ... (more)


Related Topix: Health Care Provider, Health

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Rapper Beanie Sigel moved to halfway house

The Bureau of Prisons says Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was moved from the Federal Correctional Institution Schuylkill to a Philadelphia-area residential reentry center on Aug. 14. Sigel, 40, had been serving a two-year sentence for tax evasion.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

HUD's changes to maps disrupt assistance money

Community improvement projects across the region have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development changed its low- and moderate-income maps in the middle of the grant process.


Related Topix: Horsham, PA, Montgomery County, PA, Ambler, PA, Bucks County, PA

Giving youngsters an early science education

Under the rapt stares of about 100 children and a statue of Benjamin Franklin, a staff member at the Franklin Institute poured liquid nitrogen into a bucket of water.


Related Topix: Oceanography, Science

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Using skee ball smarts on Wall Street

Mike Dolio has a lot of backers. He's just a college kid - Villanova School of Business - but as a sophomore in high school, he took ownership of Uncle Mike's Arcade in Sea Isle, partnering with that venture capital firm known as "mom's money."


Related Topix: PAC-MAN, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

NBC Philadelphia

Tina Fey Returns to Upper Darby Theater

Keith Jones interviews Harry Dietzler, Founder and Director of Summer Stage, as he promotes the summer festivities, one of which includes a visit by superstar and Upper Darby Alum Tina Fey.


Related Topix: Upper Darby, PA, Darby, PA, Celebrities, Tina Fey, Theater, Arts, Drexel Hill, PA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Fire Marshall: cause of Gesner Street blaze 'undetermined'

The flames of the Gesner Street fire were so hot, they destroyed any evidence indicating what sparked them, the Fire Department announced today.


Related Topix: Fire, Philadelphia, PA

Business Journal

#IceBucketChallenge: Bucks challenges Philly tourism leaders

Mark Zuckerberg pours ice water on his head as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge, to raise cash and awareness for ALS.


Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie

CBS Local

Upper Darby Stage Hosts Homecoming For Tina Fey

Actress and comedian Tina Fey - who has Upper Darby, Delaware County roots - is taking part in a fundraiser at her old stomping grounds this weekend.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Upper Darby, PA, Darby, PA, Tina Fey

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Daily Kos

Elections Morning Digest: Hanabusa seeks to delay Senate special election in Hawaii

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Colleen Hanabusa, Democrat, Boat Disaster, Bucks County, PA, Liberal Political News

Drug defendant gets light sentence as cop's past is probed

NO ONE in court yesterday disputed that, when Philly cops stopped Khristen Jones' car on April 1, they found more than 496 grams of marijuana worth $4,940, nearly $5,600 in cash, a drug scale, a gun holster and drug-dealing paraphernalia.


Related Topix: Drugs, Woodlyn, PA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

NBC Philadelphia

Man Accused of Carjacking Chester Mayor's Wife Arraigned

Jasper Moy will be in court Wednesday to face charges that he carjacked Deena Linder, the wife of Chester mayor John Linder, in their own driveway back in May. The man accused of carjacking the wife of a Delaware County mayor at gunpoint was formally arraigned Wednesday on multiple charges.


Related Topix: Chester, PA

Tue Aug 12, 2014


Paraplegic Man Pushes Himself Out Second Story Window During Chester Fire

A fire broke out inside a Delaware County apartment complex on Tuesday night. The fire started after 7 o'clock Tuesday night at the Buckman Apartments located at 1000 Meadow Lane in Chester, Pa.


Related Topix: Fire, Chester, PA, Folcroft, PA, Darby Township, PA

Plotts arraigned in casework, psychiatrist shootings

As he was arraigned on murder counts before a Delaware County judge Tuesday, Richard Plotts asked questions, sniffled, raised his eyebrows, and said he didn't understand all the charges against him.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Yeadon, PA, Prison, Darby Township, PA

Pennslvania crude oil train data still not going to right officials

Recently filled, a tanker truck drives past railway cars containing crude oil on railroad tracks in McClellan Park in North Highlands just outside the city limits of Sacramento, Calif.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Cambria County, PA, Lebanon County, PA, Westmoreland County, PA

Goodwill Fire Co. 77 in Darby Township, where John P. Corcoran IV volunteers as a firefighter.

A 19-year-old Delaware County volunteer firefighter allegedly enlisted a juvenile into setting fire to three vacant homes -- then responded with his fire company to put out two of them -- police said.


Related Topix: Fire, Darby Township, PA, Glenolden, PA, Folcroft, PA


19-Year-Old Firefighter Charged With Delco Arsons

A Delaware County volunteer firefighter is behind bars. Police say he's responsible for setting fires in Folcroft and Darby Township.


Related Topix: Folcroft, PA, Darby Township, PA, Natural Disasters, Flood