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  • Trooper killed in gun accident is mourned throughout Philadelphia

    Philly.com News
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Pennsylvania State Police confirmed Wednesday that a trooper's gun went off accidentally during a training session Tuesday and fatally wounded fellow Trooper David Kedra.
  • Mayor Nutter Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

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    Dan McQuade
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Starting October 20th, possession of small amounts of marijuana will be a civil offense in the city of Philadelphia. Mayor Michael Nutter signed Jim Kenney’s marijuana decriminalization bill in a ceremony at City Hall today. It goes into effect later this month. This isn’t legalization, but most possession offenses have been turned into fines. Those possessing 30 grams or less of marijuana will be cited and fined $25. Those smoking in public will be cited and fined $100, or made to perform nine hours of community service. Cops will also confiscate any weed they find. Thirty grams…
  • Texas Ebola Patient Had Contact With Kids, Perry Says

    NBC News Top Stories
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Texas Governor Rick Perry held a news conference Wednesday at the hospital treating the man with the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S.
  • Tim Allen is the 'Last Man Standing'

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    1 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    The hilarious family comedy returns on Friday, October 3 on ABC.
  • Person Struck By Train In Delaware County; Rail Service Suspended

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    kmdougherty
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    DARBY, Pa. (CBS) – Rail service has been suspended along SEPTA’s Wilmington-Newark Line after a person was hit by a train. Chopper 3 over the scene of the incident about 600 feet north of the Darby Station. SEPTA says about 500 passengers were aboard the train at the time of the accident. None were injured. No word on the identity of the victim or their condition. Stay with CBSPhilly.com for more as details become available. You may also be interested in these stories: Police: 6-Year-Old Boy Struck, Killed By Vehicle In NicetownPolice: Arrest Made In West Philadelphia Hit-And-Run…
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  • Trooper killed in gun accident is mourned throughout Philadelphia

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Pennsylvania State Police confirmed Wednesday that a trooper's gun went off accidentally during a training session Tuesday and fatally wounded fellow Trooper David Kedra.
  • Officials: Fire was set in home of Cooper CEO, wife

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:02 pm
    The fire in the Somerset County home of Cooper University Health System's chief executive officer, John Sheridan, had been intentionally set and the deaths of Sheridan and his wife still remain under investigation, Somerset County officials announced Wednesday afteroon.
  • Phila.'s pot-decriminalization law goes into effect Oct. 20

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Mayor Nutter on Wednesday wanted to make a few things clear: He does not condone marijuana use. It is not a particularly wise personal choice. And it remains illegal.
  • Valley Forge sewage spill target of legal action

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Six months after millions of tons of sewage fouled a prime trout stream in Valley Forge National Historical Park, two enviromental groups are pursuing legal action against Tredyffrin Township and its municipal authority, saying they violated federal law.
  • Man found dead, woman injured in Kensington

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Police were investigating the death of a 60-year-old man and the wounding of a 26-year-old woman, who may have suffered a fractured skull from a hammer, Wednesday afternoon in Kensington.
 
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  • Mayor Nutter Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

    Dan McQuade
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Starting October 20th, possession of small amounts of marijuana will be a civil offense in the city of Philadelphia. Mayor Michael Nutter signed Jim Kenney’s marijuana decriminalization bill in a ceremony at City Hall today. It goes into effect later this month. This isn’t legalization, but most possession offenses have been turned into fines. Those possessing 30 grams or less of marijuana will be cited and fined $25. Those smoking in public will be cited and fined $100, or made to perform nine hours of community service. Cops will also confiscate any weed they find. Thirty grams…
  • Pa. State Trooper Fatally Shot During Training Exercise

    Dan McQuade
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Pennsylvania State Trooper David Kedra was fatally shot in the chest during a training exercise in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania State Police announced. He was 26. Kedra worked in Troop K, which covers Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. He worked out of the Montco barracks in Skippack. “He died serving the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the men and women of the Pennsylvania State Police mourn his loss and extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends,” State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said in a statement. State police declined to release any…
  • Philadelphia 7-Eleven Robbed with AK-47 Style Rifle

    Dan McQuade
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    Philadelphia Police are looking for three men who they say robbed a 7-Eleven in Overbrook. One of the suspects had a rifle that looked similar to an AK-47. The three suspects, who also included two men carrying pistols, took money from the cash register while holding 7-Eleven employees at gunpoint. The police released these descriptions: Suspect #1: Black male, 20 years-of-age, 5’6″-5’8″, thin build, wearing a blue zip-up hooded jacket with white strings, and dark colored pants. Suspect #2: Black male, 20 years-of-age, 5’6″-5’8″, medium build, wearing a dark colored hooded…
  • People Think It’s Going to Snow Because of a 2013 Story

    Dan McQuade
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Last year’s winter was quite bad: We got more than 60 inches of snow. The temperature was 15 degrees or colder for 15 days. “It may be hard to remember after the winter we’ve just been through,” I wrote in April, “but things haven’t always been this bad.” I had to look at data to be reminded of what warmth was! Apparently people are still traumatized by the weather. Because today, a 2013 NJ.com story about a possible March 2013 snowfall has people on social media believing snow is in the forecast for this weekend. Before we go any farther: Don’t…
  • Nat Turner: Maniacal Murderer or Virtuous Visionary?

    Michael Coard
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    This 1831 woodcut purports to illustrate stages of the rebellion. Source | Wikimedia Commons A version of this column ran in 2011. October 2, 2014 — or thereabout — will be the 214th birthday of Nat Turner. I say “thereabout” because blacks, like him, who were born enslaved in this country, including Philadelphia, were considered inanimate objects and therefore were not bestowed the dignity of an official birth certificate. Despite that, most historians agree that he was born on that date in 1800. It was in Southampton County, Virginia, that his rebellion took place on…
 
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  • Person Struck By Train In Delaware County; Rail Service Suspended

    kmdougherty
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    DARBY, Pa. (CBS) – Rail service has been suspended along SEPTA’s Wilmington-Newark Line after a person was hit by a train. Chopper 3 over the scene of the incident about 600 feet north of the Darby Station. SEPTA says about 500 passengers were aboard the train at the time of the accident. None were injured. No word on the identity of the victim or their condition. Stay with CBSPhilly.com for more as details become available. You may also be interested in these stories: Police: 6-Year-Old Boy Struck, Killed By Vehicle In NicetownPolice: Arrest Made In West Philadelphia Hit-And-Run…
  • Health: New Experimental Breast Cancer Treatment For Aggressive Disease

    kmdougherty
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    By Stephanie Stahl PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some exciting, new research is underway here in Philadelphia to treat an aggressive form of  breast cancer. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the new study. Inflammatory breast cancer strikes quickly and often younger women.  It can be deadly because treatments haven’t been very effective.  That could be changing. Kathleen Madden is hoping a Philadelphia experiment can save her life.  The 48-year-old has inflammatory breast cancer. “It’s not like any other cancer.  It is aggressive and resistant.  And I…
  • Ciao Philadelphia

    sacidor
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    For more information, visit: www.ciaophiladelphia.com
  • Health: Brush Away Allergy Symptoms?

    sacidor
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
    By Stephanie Stahl PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Imagine being able to brush away your allergy symptoms?  3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl is here with more on a unique way to bring relief. Millions of people suffer with allergies and need to take medication regularly, but many don’t stick with their treatment.  Now doctors have developed a way to treat allergies that’s easy and convenient. Derek Lacarrubba is brushing his teeth and treating his allergies at the same time. “It feels, tastes and works exactly the same,” said Derek.  The 31-year-old is allergic to…
  • McCoy’s Frustration Growing

    sacidor
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    By Ed Benkin PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  LeSean McCoy has heard plenty of questions about his lack of production this season.  It is understandable the running back is running out of answers. After another rough outing in San Francisco in which he was held to 17 yards, McCoy faced another round of questions about the decline in his performance.  It is clear the running back is tired of searching for answers. “I’d love to sit up here and tell you exactly what’s going on,” said McCoy.  “But the truth of the matter is, we’re not getting it done.  Whatever…
 
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  • In-house Counsel Head Back to School at Colorado Law

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    In a new program from the University of Colorado Law School, the professors are general counsel from some of the nation's most prominent companies.          
  • Bingham, Morgan Lewis Strike Tentative Deal to Merge

    20 Sep 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Rumored for weeks to be mulling a potential union, the two Am Law 100 firms saw their leaders reach an agreement on a merger deal Friday that could create a 2,100-lawyer firm with offices in 28 cities. The potential combination, which does net yet include a letter of intent, comes after months of lateral partner departures at Bingham. The firm has gone through a leadership change as it seeks to rebound from a tough year financially in 2013.          
  • Black Swans: InfoGov Without Drama

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    The case for information governance no longer requires disasters.          
  • FEMA Seeks Repayment of Millions From Sandy Victims

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    After Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane's victims. Now, thousands of people might have to pay back their share.          
  • Who Represents America's Biggest Companies 2014

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    We asked corporate counsel and some law firm partners what bothers them about their opposite numbers. They dished—but they also offered solutions to the main problem, a breakdown in communication.          
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  • Pumpkin Spice Blood Poisoning: The Absolute Spooky-Scariest of Philly Halloween 2014

    Madeline Court
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Welcome to October. Spirit, everyone’s fav Halloween superstore, has been revitalizing abandoned strip malls across America for weeks now. It’s time for the rest of us to pop It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown in the VHS player, book tickets to Terror Behind the Walls, get screaming bargains on CVS candy, put ourselves out there […]
  • This Evening: Ring in October with Nail Art and Swedes

    Madeline Court
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    >>> It’s been a few years since “I Follow Rivers” and “Dance, Dance, Dance” were on heavy rotation at UrbOuts, so it makes sense that Lykke Li reworked her sound on this spring’s I Never Learn album. The album is darker, but still infinitely remixable. You can hear Lykke Li’s new stuff for yourself tonight […]
  • Councilman Jim Kenney Supports Skaters’ Rights, Furthers His Reputation As “Cool 80s Councilman”

    Stephen Piccarella
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    MetroPhilly reports that The Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund, the nonprofit advocating for the preservation of Philadelphia’s skater culture, are meeting tonight at 6 at their park between Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Schuylkill River Trail to raise money and awareness for skating as a positive community influence. They’re happy to have the support of Councilman […]
  • Mayor Nutter Is Signing The Marijuana Decrim Bill Like RIGHT NOW!

    Stephen Piccarella
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Mayor Nutter is scheduled to sign the Philadelphia marijuana decriminalization bill at 1:30 PM today in his reception room at City Hall. Members of PhillyNORML will also be at City Hall to take questions from the press about this historic victory for our city’s chiller citizens, and probably also about the release they issued today […]
  • “Poet of SEPTA” Profiled On Scrapple TV, Seems Like A Cool And Not Too Weird Guy

    Stephen Piccarella
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Okay, so maybe the tunnel costume isn’t necessarily our bag, but still, it’s good to get to know this guy a little better. The first time we heard Mike Fuller slowly intoning the poetic truths of the SEPTA underground, we thought he was a little pretentious at first, and then we thought he was a […]
 
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  • Lane Johnson returns to Eagles' injury-riddled O-line

    Sessler, Marc
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    Returning from his four-game suspension, Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson took first-team reps at right tackle during Tuesday's practice. Can he save Philly's bottled-up ground game?
  • Chip Kelly: Eagles 'got whooped up front' by Niners

    Patra, Kevin
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    The Philadelphia Eagles can't get their running game on track. LeSean McCoy said he was "embarrassed" by Sunday's 17-yard performance, but Chip Kelly placed the blame on the makeshift offensive line.
  • Niners' defense dominates Eagles' patchwork O-line

    Wesseling, Chris
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:19 pm
    The San Francisco 49ers' defense took advantage of a patchwork Philadelphia Eagles offensive line in a dominant performance Sunday. Are the Niners back on track?
  • Eagles win wild game in Philly

    Associated Press
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Jeremy Maclin lifted the Eagles past the star receiver's new team Sunday.
  • Philadelphia survives wild game against Washington

    Rosenthal, Gregg
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Jeremy Maclin and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Washington Redskins in an NFC East showdown that produced fireworks and a sideline brawl. Read about the key moments in this iteration of the rivalry.
 
 
 
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  • Kendrick Lamar – i

    Uristocrat
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    Kendrick Lamar has now dropped the heavily-anticipated track “i.” Sampling the Isley Brothers’ ’73 version of “That Lady.”   i Kendrick Lamar Prod. by Rahki • Mixed By Ali #TDE The post Kendrick Lamar – i appeared first on Uristocrat.
  • Lebron 11 Low ‘China’

    Uristocrat
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Lebron 12’s were announced earlier this week but that doesn’t mean the Lebron 11’s are getting archived. Low-cut and sleek, the LeBron 11 Low represents an evolution of James’ signature shoe, with a full-length Max Air bag for optimum cushioning and flexibility. This special colorway is reminiscent of fine Chinese porcelain, featuring a blue-and-white swirl pattern above a clean white midsole and icy-blue Max Air cushioning unit. On the heel counter, a spray of blue speckles builds on the shoe’s unique look. Available September 25 on Nike.com The post Lebron 11 Low…
  • Watch the Official Trailer for Sneakerhead Documentary ‘Laced Up’

    Uristocrat
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Laced Up is a documentary that sheds light on the world of the sneaker collector and the obsession that transcends across generations, races, economic status and culture. Collectors in this arena, also known as “sneaker heads,” range from the “Average Joe” to the hip-hop superstar. This documentary captures the various facets of the sneaker culture, the history and production of sneakers, the risks associated with collecting, shoe technology and foot health. Laced Up provides an inside look into the lives of individual collectors, their personal shoe collections and…
  • Download MerchBar and get gear from your favorite artists!

    Uristocrat
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    There is now a new, easy, convenient way to continue to keep up with your favorite artists: Merchbar.  One way to describe the app (directly from the developer Ed Aten himself) is   ‘the best way to discover and buy merch from the bands you love.’ Merchbar is a fan’s best destination for authentic merchandise from their favorite artists and a great partner for merchandise companies and artists to increase sales and get their products in front of fans. Merchbar currently partners with merchandise companies of all sizes – from massive conglomerates like Universal/Vivendi to…
  • Lifetime to air Aaliyah Biopic

    Uristocrat
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Lifetime will air Aaliyah’s biopic Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, on Saturday, November 15.  The film was adapted from Christopher Farley’s biography Aaliyah: More Than a Woman.  The movie has had numerous protests from fans and the late star’s family – who felt that a made-for-television movie would be an inadequate tribute – drove the movie’s first-cast lead, Disney’s Zendaya Coleman, to drop out and temporarily halting production. Coleman was eventually replaced by Nickelodeon star Alexandra Shipp, and Wendy Williams joined as executive…
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  • Tough new tone is heard as Philly region's reps talk about ISIS

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    "The graphic torture of the reporters was a turning point in the sentiments of a lot of people, and I began to hear significantly more discussion about ISIS and the issues in Syria and Iraq," said Rep. Pat Meehan (R., Pa.)
  • Congressmen discuss reforming U.S. Tax Code

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Congressmen Pat Meehan and Jim Gerlach voiced support for reforming the U.S. Tax Code and lowering the 35 percent federal corporate tax rate during a Wednesday panel discussion hosted by the Boeing Co.
  • VA Training Guide Labels Disgruntled Vets as 'Oscar the Grouch'

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., has accused the VA of embracing a "culture of cover-ups."  The Inquirer reports Meehan says he was told there was no date falsifying by Philadelphia VA director Daniel Hendee, but a VA audit found that 31 percent of schedulers reported they had been instructed to not enter appointment dates veterans requested. 
  • Are VA officials required to tell members of Congress the truth?

    10 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    “I asked very specifically whether this investigation would find evidence of intentional wrongdoing: manipulated data, falsified statistics or secret waiting lists,” Meehan wrote. “VA officials looked me in the eye and assured me that no misconduct had occurred and that any delays in care were the result of simple bookkeeping errors.”
  • Meehan calls on VA to hold Phila. officials accountable

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A Pennsylvania congressman has called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to investigate and hold accountable Philadelphia VA officials who he says lied to him.
 
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  • Reading Terminal Market is in America’s Top 10 Great Public Spaces

    Julie Hancher
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Green Philly Blog - Philadelphia's top environmental news, sustainability, local food, companies & events & Philly recycling One of our favorite places to get local food is being honored for its culture! The America Planning Association (APA) honored Reading Terminal Market today as one of the 10 Great Public Spaces in America for 2014
  • #ThisWeekI built a house

    Kristen Suzda
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Green Philly Blog - Philadelphia's top environmental news, sustainability, local food, companies & events & Philly recycling Kudos to the folks at Larsen & Landis Structural Engineers for recently taking a hot, sweaty day out of the office to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.
  • Schuylkill Center Dominates Saturday & Weekend Events

    Julie Hancher
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Green Philly Blog - Philadelphia's top environmental news, sustainability, local food, companies & events & Philly recycling Happy Fall! Or happy "Tease of summer as we're FALLing into Autumn". Your pick. This weekend is set to be gorgeous, and Philly's set with several events to get you outdoors. Eat your way through Manayunk, spend lots of time at the Schuylkill Center with their jam-packed Saturday or Bike & drink beer (responsibly) with the Bike Coalition! Best Philly Events for Weekend of September 27-28:
  • Measure Positive Impact with B Corps, Campbells & Triple Pundit

    Julie Hancher
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Green Philly Blog - Philadelphia's top environmental news, sustainability, local food, companies & events & Philly recycling This Tuesday, talk about how to measure positive impacts for green orgs. TriplePundit.com, B Lab, Presidio Grad School & Campbell's are hosting a discussion about positive impact for a business. According to the description:
  • How Philly is Prepping Against Climate Change

    Julie Hancher
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    Green Philly Blog - Philadelphia's top environmental news, sustainability, local food, companies & events & Philly recycling Over 400,000 individuals invaded New York on Sunday to make a statement to world leaders about climate change. Mayor's National Climate Action Agenda Yesterday, Mayor Michael Nutter announced the formation of the Mayor's National Climate Action Agenda with Mayors Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles and Annise Parker of Houston. Nutter is currently in New York City for the Clinton Global Initiative meeting and was announced on day one of Climate Week, an…
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