Taking a look at the business end of chicken slaughtering, learning more about an accused teenage shooter

    Fresh from the holiday weekend and a vacation, NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller is back. Tonight on the show, we’ll hear from Peter Crimmins about chicken farming.

    Peter and web producer Lindsay Lazarski headed to a Chester County farm to learn more about the business end of the chicken business. Specifically, how local farmers work around the USDA’s pricey slaughtering regulations while still making sure everything’s up to code.


    It’s been just more than a week since someone opened fire at Strawberry Mansion’s Mander Rec Center. Thursday, police arrested 18-year-old Amir Jamal for the shooting that left a man dead and three children injured. Tonight, reporter Mara Zepeda gets a peek at Jamal’s and the violence in Strawberry Mansion.

    More than 50 people died of heroin overdoses in Camden in 2006. Five years later, authorities and health care networks there are trying to prevent a similar instance, now that a dozen people have been treated for overdosing on a brand of the drug called “hellfire.” Lizz Fiedler will have more details for us on the potential danger and the efforts to eliminate the threat.

    Two local landmarks have been named to the National Historic Landmark registry. Monika Zaleska has the details on one — the Arch Street Friends Meeting House.

    It’s also time for our weekly That’s History segment. With help from our friends at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, we’ll take a look at Americans’ perception of Africa.

    We’ve got that, plus a look at N.J. Gov. Chris Christie. Is he violating his own lobbying laws? The show starts at 6 p.m., so tune in at 91 FM or online for more.

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