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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is located in Philadelphia County. Zip codes in Philadelphia, PA include 19105, 19147, and 19099. The median home price in Philadelphia is $159,000 which is roughly $84/per square foot. More Philadelphia information.

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11 min ago | Washington Times

Philadelphia mosque leaders try to sever hand of accused thief

Two leaders of a West Philadelphia mosque are accused of trying to sever a suspected thief's hand with a machete after he allegedly stole money from prayer jars.

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1 hr ago | CBS Local

Pa. Inmate Who Reportedly Molested Girls While Incarcerated Gets More Prison Time

A convicted murderer accused of having persuaded a woman to bring two girls to visit him in a northeastern Pennsylvania prison so he could molest them has been sentenced to additional prison time and fined.

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4 hrs ago | OUPblog

Antislavery history and antislavery activism converge in Philadelphia

This past weekend, the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic held its thirty-sixth annual meeting in Philadelphia.

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7 hrs ago | Philly.com

Police: Couple killed in robbery by someone they knew

Whatever money Terry Ballard and his boyfriend, Justen Smith, had when they arrived in Philadelphia this month had been blown on Fourth of July celebrations, weed, and a trip to Atlantic City, police and friends say.

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7 hrs ago | Philly.com

Ex-police dispatcher, co-owner of tow-truck biz plead guilty in bribery case

A FORMER Philadelphia police dispatcher and the co-owner of a Frankford auto-body shop pleaded guilty yesterday to participating in a bribery scheme involving the tow-trucking biz.

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7 hrs ago | Philly.com

Officer's bike theft caught on video

The would-be thief wiped sweat from his brow as he approached the unsecured bicycle in South Philadelphia, clearly marked "Police."

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

CBS Local

Phila. Police Dispatcher Pleads Guilty To Taking Cash For Tow-Truck Jobs

A former Philadelphia police civilian radio dispatcher pleaded guilty today to bribery charges, admitting she took money to circumvent the city's efforts to try to curb notorious and dangerous tow truck "wreck chasers."

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CBS Local

New Documentary Tells The Story Of A Philadelphia-Born Musical...

PHILADELPHIA - A new documentary premiering Tuesday night tells the story of how a musical bout has served as a bridge for students at two Philadelphia schools, one of them serving the disabled.

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Philly.com

Man accused of Nazi war crimes hospitalized

An 89-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man facing possible extradition to Germany for Nazi war crimes was hospitalized over the weekend, throwing the future of U.S. efforts to quickly remove him into doubt.

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CBS Local

2 Arrested In Shooting Of Delivery Driver In North Philadelphia

Police have arrested and charged two suspects after a pharmaceutical delivery driver was shot in the hand on July 10. Authorities say the victim was making a delivery to the Wellness Pharmacy located at 2337 Ridge Avenue when he was approached by two black males, one brandishing a handgun, demanding the keys to his vehicle.

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The Good Phight

I Call You Out, Crazy Hot Dog Vendor: An Evening At The Ballpark With ...

On Friday night, on which quirks of scheduling abounded and stars aligned, I found myself with a delightfully rare and sanctioned opportunity to go see a Reading Fightin' Phillies game by myself.

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CBS Local

Cops: 2 Facing Charges In Deaths Of Elderly Couple In Strawberry Mansion

Two suspects are facing charges in the deaths of an elderly couple who were found in their Philadelphia home late last week.

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CBS Local

Suspects Nab Electronic Bikes During Recent Rash Of Armed Robberies In Philadelphia

When the delivery person arrives at that location, the suspect then robs him or her at gunpoint and takes the bike, which retails for more than $1,000, as well as cell phones and other items.

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Examiner.com

Pet-friendly Philadelphia, plan your purr-fect getaway hotel checklist here

Marc Donmoyer from K9dergarten sits down with Sarah and Carolina to talk about how you can find the best place for your pets while you are on vacation! Did you know? According to Visit Philly, "Pet lovers are crazy about their animal companions and spend $61 billion a year in the U.S. on pet services and accouterments to prove it."

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Business Journal

Already imprisoned for Medicare fraud, Bucks man accused of online retail scam

Already behind bars for Medicare fraud from his hospice business, Matthew Kolodesh is now charged with a fraud involving another venture.

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Examiner.com

A cool new summer arts venue opens in Philadelphia

The Penns Landing area in Philadelphia is usually rife with activities including concerts, art shows, visits by tall ships and movie screenings to name a few.

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Philly.com

Kimmel Center's change in focus is paying off

In a series of incremental steps over the past few years, the Kimmel Center has changed its physical campus to reflect a revamping of its original mission.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

CBS Local

Local Artists To Host Free Concert Benefiting Victims Of Deadly Southwest Philly Fire

Efforts to help the dozens displaced by the fast-moving fire that killed four young children and gutted eight homes are continuing in Southwest Philadelphia.

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WXPN-FM Philadelphia

Teenage metalheads Unlocking the Truth make Philadelphia debut tonight with Queens of the Stone Age

Nearly every kid that gets hooked on heavy metal has at some point slung a guitar onto their shoulders and bashed out a few songs with their friends.

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NBC Washington

Paraplegic Kills Brother: Police

A paraplegic man shot and killed his own brother in order to stop him from physically abusing their sister, police said.

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