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B.B. King Dies at 89, First Amtrak Lawsuit Filed, New Manayunk Street Art
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 05/15/15 6:35 am | updated: 05/15/15 6:35 am
 
B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. Although he had continued to perform well into his 80s, the 15-time Grammy winner suffered from diabetes and had been in declining health during the past year. He collapsed during a concert in Chicago last October, later blaming dehydration and exhaustion. He had been in hospice care at his... Read More
 
 
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Eight Amtrak 188 Deaths ID'd; 6 Philly Narcotics Cops Acquitted; Septuagenarian Pot Grower Busted
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/14/15 7:12 pm | updated: 05/14/15 7:14 pm
 
Earlier today an 8th fatality was discovered in the wreckage of the Amtrak 188 train derailment in Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. 43 passengers remain in the hospital following Tuesday night's crash, 8 are in critical condition. 238 passengers and 5 crew were aboard the train when it derailed along a curve in the Frankford Junction section of track. All passengers have been accounted for at this time. The eight victims have been identified as Justin Zemser, 20, U.S. Navy... Read More

 
 
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Amtrak Passengers Accounted For; Engineer Not Talking; Positive Train Control Would Prevented Crash
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/14/15 10:37 am | updated: 05/14/15 10:37 am
 
About a dozen passengers remain missing from the Amtrak derailment as officials work to reconcile Amtrak's manifest with hospital records and other information. The death toll could rise as crews continue to comb through the wreckage. Clean-up at the site, where all but two cars have been removed, is underway.

UPDATE 1:00 pm: An 8th passenger was found dead at the scene Thursday morning by cadaver dogs. All 243 passengers and crew are now accounted for. He has been identified as... Read More

 
 
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Amtrak Train Casualties Named, PA Pension System Overhaul, School Nurse Privatization
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 05/14/15 5:50 am | updated: 05/14/15 5:50 am
 
Seven people were killed in the Amtrak train derailment Tuesday night in Philadelphia. One was 48-year-old Jim Gaines, an Associated Press video software architect, another was a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, 20-year-old Justin Zemser. The third was Abid Gilani, a Wells Fargo executive, the fourth was Rachel Jacobs, CEO of an Philadelphia based education startup ApprenNet. and now the fifth has been identified as a college administrator. Derrick Griffith, dean of student affairs and... Read More
 
 
Culture
Music News - Britney Spears/Iggy Azalea Video; Steven Tyler Country Single; Speedy Ortiz New Video
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/14/15 3:16 am | updated: 05/14/15 3:16 am
 
Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea have released the totally 80's video for their "Pretty Girls" collaboration. Britney plays the typical airhead Valley girl and Iggy is an alien from space that crash lands in Brit's pool. After Azalea gets a makeover the pair hits the town. They cruise around in a Jeep, dance it up at a car wash, hang with friends, and take over the club. The whole premise is taken from the plot of the 1988 film "Earth Girls Are Easy" where Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans and... Read More

 
 
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Latest Philly Amtrak Crash Updates; Bucks Exterminator Guilty Murder; MOVE Disaster 30 Years
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/13/15 5:29 pm | updated: 05/13/15 5:38 pm
 
The NTSB confirmed this afternoon that preliminary data shows that Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 was traveling 106 mph before it derailed in the Port Richmond neighborhood on Tuesday night around 9:30 p.m. The train veered off the tracks in an area known as Frankford Junction just as the the rails turn north near the 2000 block of Wheatsheaf Lane. Seven cars left the tracks in various states of disarray. The train was traveling from Washington, DC to New York City. There were... Read More

 
 
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Deadly Amtrak Derailment; Investigation; Disruption
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/13/15 7:10 am | updated: 05/13/15 7:10 am
 
The Amtrak train that derailed last night in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia 5 people and injured dozens of passengers, according to Mayor Michael Nutter. Train 188 was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City when it derailed. Amtrak says there were approximately 238 passengers and 5 crew members on board at the time of the derailment. The derailment was a Level 3 Mass Causality incident. Initial reports say 65 people have been injured with 6 people in critical... Read More

 
 
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Port Richmond Train Derailment Kills Five, Patrick Murphy Aboard Amtrak Train At Crash
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 05/13/15 5:26 am | updated: 05/13/15 5:26 am
 
The train derailment in Philadelphia's Port Richmond neighborhood is impacting travel for the Wednesday morning commute. On Wednesday, Amtrak says modified Amtrak service will be provided between Washington and Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, and New York and Boston. There will be no Amtrak service between New York and Philadelphia, but New Jersey Transit will honor Amtrak tickets between New York City and Trenton.

UPDATE 2:39pm 4/13: 7 confirmed dead, 11 critically... Read More
 
 
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Amtrak Northeast Regional Train Derails in Port Richmond, Philadelphia; 5 Killed, Dozens Injured
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/12/15 11:12 pm | updated: 05/13/15 4:19 am
 
Emergency crews are on the scene after a passenger train derailed Tuesday evening in the Philadelphia's Port Richmond section. It happened around 9:30 p.m. on the 2000 block of Wheatsheaf Lane near Frankford Ave. The Amtrak Northeast Regional train #188 was making its way from Washington, DC, to New York City. Over 140 people have been injured in the accident, 6 critically, and there have been at least 5 deaths. The wounded are being taken to a variety of area hospitals including Temple... Read More

 
 
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Music News - Prince Paisley Park Concert; U2 Tour Preview Video; Kacey Musgraves Announces Album
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/13/15 3:55 am | updated: 05/13/15 3:55 am
 
On May 2nd, Prince invited fans to attend a concert at Paisley Park, his home/studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The show was called the "Dance Rally 4 Peace" and fans were encouraged to wear gray in honor of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who died during police transport last month. Prince has now made the entire 41-minute set with his band, 3rdEyeGirl, available on his Soundcloud account. The set includes "Chaos & Disorder", "Dreamer", "Crimson & Clover", and "Guitar" and encore of... Read More

 
 
 
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