iradiophilly Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community

Streaming Radio for Philadelphia
More Music. Fewer Interruptions. Just what you want to hear.

facebooktwitter Apple AppStore Google Play Store
Talk about what's in the news
  Listen LiveListen Live - New FREE Internet Radio Stations - We Are Philadelphia!  
Help Support. Donate.
Listen Live Listen Live - New FREE Internet Radio Stations - We Are Philadelphia!
Advertise With Us

THE POST | News | Sports | Culture | Business | Free Forum

The Post  
Gov. Wolf Submits His Districting Map; Philly DA's New Marijuana Policy; Toy Gun Prompts Lockdown
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/16/18 4:58 pm | updated: 02/16/18 4:58 pm
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf submitted a congressional districting map to the PA Supreme Court today. He said, "From the outset, I have made clear I wanted a map that was fair and removed the partisanship that Pennsylvanians have been forced to live under since the 2012 elections. This map takes features from Republican and Democratic submissions, while still meeting the court's orders and opinion, to provide Pennsylvanians with a fair map. While my preference would have been for the General Assembly to send me a fair map, I believe this map sets forth a new standard of fairness." Wolf's map was analyzed by Tufts University mathematics professor Moon Duchin and was found to have no partisan skew. You can look at the plan in detail at Congressional Districts Map Proposal and Read Professor Duchin’s full report (PDF). The PA Supreme Court can decide to accept this map or draw one of their own.

The Philadelphia District Attorney has announced a new policy regarding how his office will handle cases of marijuana possession. DA Larry Krasner instructed his assistant DAs not to purse charges of simple possession of marijuana. The office has also dropped charges in 51 pending cases. The policy doesn't include possession with intent to deliver or sales. Philadelphia laws have already decriminalized possession of a small amount of marijuana, punishable by a citation. However, about 10 percent of the time someone is caught with pot they are still arrested and charged with a misdemeanor. Krasner said, "I did it because I felt it was the right thing to do. We could use those resources to solve homicides."

A Philadelphia middle school was on lockdown for hours Friday morning after there were reports of a student with a gun. Police were called to Wagner Middle School at Chelten Avenue and 18th Street in West Oak Lane just before 9 a.m. after student told the principal she saw another student with a gun. The school was placed on lockdown as police officers searched the building classroom by classroom. No one was allowed in or out and some nervous parents gathered outside. Eventually, after 11 a.m., police concluded the search after finding a toy BB gun. Police say that no was in any danger and no one was injured. The school had a prescheduled noon dismissal ahead of the holiday weekend.

Tonight, showers this evening, clearing out overnight and getting much colder, low 27.

Saturday, Winter Storm Watch, rain and snow starting in the afternoon, changing to all snow, high 38. A few inches expected.

Listen Live! Everything from Bach to Rock, Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community
Choose from 20+ Internet Radio Stations today.
Charges Filed In Missing Erin Schweikert Case; Attack on 14yo Video; PFT Files Suit on District - 01/20 7:18 pm

25th Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Philadelphia Monday, January 20, 2020 - 01/20 1:08 pm

SEPTA Bus Crash Stops Short of Drop into Creek; Man Found Shot on I-295 Bucks; Woman Shot, Critical - 01/19 2:31 pm

Three Young Men Shot/Injured in Belmont; 60yo Man Shot and Killed; Philadelphia Mills Jewelry Heist - 01/18 8:41 pm

Police Release Xavier Johnson Mug Shot; Man Shot in Mount Airy; Missing Woman Found in Salem River - 01/17 9:07 pm

(0) responses

THE POST | News | Sports | Culture | Business | Free Forum


Welcome to iradiophilly! Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community

Welcome! Start listening now for FREE!  The music is always on, so choose a radio station and click to listen. You can find fun Events around Philly and you can list yours on our Events page FREE.  We will also promote cool Philly shows, events and fundraisers on the air FREE. There are also great opportunities to become a sponsor or advertise. iRadioPhilly supports the Philadelphia music and arts scene. If you are a local musician or performer, send us your stuff.  We will play it on our BYO radio station, Philadelphia's Local Stage. We're designing the radio stations and iradiophilly to reflect Philadelphia's music tastes, so we'll want your input. We're glad you're here. Invite your friends.

    FOLLOW: facebook twitter instagram gplus rss rss youtube
    Site Design by Bananaland | Built by quadpain media