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Court says Pa. senator won’t have to pay redistricting case fees
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati had been sued in his professional capacity, so he is not liable personally.
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Ex-mayor of Reading gets 8 years in prison for corruption scheme
"I let ambition take over, and I'm truly sorry," a tearful Vaughn Spencer told a federal judge in Philadelphia. "I lost my compass and for that, I have to pay the price."
9 hours ago
In Middletown, Delaware, used needles will also be accepted on ‘Drug Take Back Day’
Diabetes and other injection-drug users looking for a safe way to dispose of used needles can do so Saturday on Drug Take Back Day in Middletown, Delaware.
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Bridgegate co-conspirator Bridget Anne Kelly’s sentence cut to 13 months
Bridget Anne Kelly’s sentence is trimmed to 13 months for her role in Bridgegate political scandal. She lambastes former boss Chris Christie, saying she was a scapegoat.
Democratic candidates pressed on priorities by women of color
At the first-ever She The People presidential forum, eight Democratic candidates are facing the same basic question today in Houston: Why should women of color vote for them?
Scamming SEPTA is getting harder: Agency hits 10-year low for claims payouts
A decade after SEPTA put its first surveillance cameras up, the transit authority has closed the book on its leanest year for payouts yet.
12 hours ago
Philly poet laureate coordinating summer poetry festival with Boston
Raquel Salas Rivera won $50,000 from the Academy of American Poets and will use a portion of to fund a summer poetry festival between Philadelphia and Boston.
N.J. forest fire officials urge caution as state enters peak wildfire season
New Jersey environmental officials are urging residents and visitors to be careful with fire. As peak fire season begins, they’ve already had 331 blazes this year.
13 hours ago
Drowning in parenting advice? Here’s some advice for that
Welcome to early parenthood's barrage of contradictory advice. It tends to be detailed, with convincing logic. "Studies" are often invoked. And the stakes feel so high.
Cosby renews attacks on trial judge as he seeks bail
They complain that Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill has not issued a post-trial opinion explaining key trial decisions in the seven months since Cosby's sentencing.
14 hours ago
Solar ‘ambassadors,’ discounts on installations all part of Philly’s plan to make 2019 the year of sun power
Anyone who owns property in Philly can sign up to receive a free solar assessment of their home or business. 2019 is the last year to qualify for a 30% federal tax credit.
15 hours ago
Philly names first-ever farm czar
Richards got their start as a planner in New York, where they facilitated the creation of an urban farm cooperative lead by Black and Latinx Bronx residents.
Turmoil as Temple food trucks forced to vacate overnight
It’s a policy that’s been in place at least three years — but rarely enforced.
Government expands air bag investigation to include more than 12 million vehicles
The government is expanding an investigation into malfunctioning air bags, to include an additional 12.3 million vehicles with air bags that could fail to inflate in a crash.
16 hours ago
Which N.J. ports could be offshore-wind industry hubs? Edge for Paulsboro?
N.J is beginning to inventory its port facilities across which could function as hubs for economic growth as part of Murphy’s agenda to create a robust offshore-wind industry.
17 hours ago
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