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PA Troopers Hurt in Hollidaysburg Shooting, Bucks Man's Powerball Prize, NRA Wants Guards in Schools
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/21/12 9:02 pm | updated: 12/21/12 9:02 pm
 


Three Pennsylvania State Troopers were injured and four people are dead after a chase that extended over several miles in Hollidaysburg, about 70 miles west of Harrisburg. A gunman apparently killed three people and injured three troopers in pursuit. The gunman was also killed during the incident. One trooper escaped serious injury when a bullet was stopped by his bullet-proof vest.

A hunter from Levittown, Buck’s County collected a ceremonial check for $33.1... Read More
 
 
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High School Threat at Council Rock, Baby Noel Mom Sentenced, Gun Sales Rising in Philadelphia
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/21/12 1:04 pm | updated: 12/21/12 1:04 pm
 
Council Rock High School South in Northampton Township Bucks County is closed today due to a threat by a student. The school district confirmed it received information Thursday about the threat. A student has been arrested and the school will be closed today to allow police to conduct a sweep of the building.

Baby Noel is the infant who was abandoned by her mother just before Christmas last year. The mother Patricia Crawley, 34, has been sentenced and will be admitted to a... Read More
 
 
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Threat Closes Emmaus H.S., School Closures Disappoint Hamels Foundation, Newtown Moment Of Silence
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/21/12 9:47 am | updated: 12/21/12 9:47 am
 
A high school in eastern Pennsylvania will be closed Friday after officials received a bomb threat. Emmaus High School made the announcement in an automated call to parents on Thursday. The school also announced the closure on its website. All other buildings in the East Penn School District will remain open.

Among the 37 schools on the Philadelphia School District’s closure list are several that received big grants from Phillies’ pitcher Cole Hamels’ foundation. The Hamels... Read More
 
 
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Photo of Priest Robber; Hit/Run Delco Prosecutor Sentenced; John Bolaris Scammers Found Guilty
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/20/12 9:14 pm | updated: 12/20/12 9:14 pm
 
Philadelphia Police have released a photo of the man believed to have robbed a priest (see below). Yesterday afternoon an Episcopalian priest was attacked and sprayed with some type of chemical while waiting for a bus around 11th and Walnut. The thief stole a money clip from the priest, which had $125 in it. The priest was taken to Jefferson Hospital. Anyone with info, please call police at 215-686-TIPS (8744).

Former Delaware County Prosecutor Michael Donohue apologized in... Read More

 
 
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Meek Mill to donate $10,000 and Sneakers to Strawberry Mansion High
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/20/12 4:59 pm | updated: 12/20/12 7:06 pm
 
Meek Mill aka Robert Williams recently was ordered to stay in Philadelphia for at least a month per restrictions of his probation stemming from a drug and gun conviction in 2008. (see: Meek Mill Not Allowed to Tour, Cancels Africa Trip, Must Stay in Philadelphia) However this setback hasn't dampened his holiday spirits. Meek Mill will return to his alma mater, Strawberry Mansion High School, tomorrow to donate $10,000 for books as well as Puma basketball sneakers.
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Philadelphia Reassessment Data, Senator Casey Pivots on Gun Control, Ramsey Joins President’s Pane
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/20/12 12:19 pm | updated: 12/20/12 12:19 pm
 
Property reassessment figures just released seem to favor Mayor Nutter's push for real estate tax reform in Philadelphia. According to the first wave of data, the property tax rate under a new system would be considerably lower than the rates City Council predicted earlier this year.

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey Jr. is changing his position on gun control. The Democrat has long been opposed to new gun control laws; however, in light of the child massacre in Newtown, CT he has... Read More
 
 
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Nutter Tax Overhaul, Philadelphia Minister Robbed, Conestoga Teacher Arrested for Public Drunkenness
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/20/12 9:42 am | updated: 12/20/12 9:42 am
 
One day after briefing city council on the overhaul of Philadelphia's property tax system, Mayor Nutter said the change will not be used to increase total revenues overall. The new reassessments of all Philadelphia properties will be used as the basis for tax bills due in 2014. The changeover, though, will be revenue neutral.

Philadelphia police are looking for a man who robbed and attacked a minister Wednesday afternoon. It happened at about 3:30 p.m. near 11th and Walnut... Read More
 
 
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Sen. Bob Casey Jr. Changes Gun Views; Cherry Hill PD Uses License Scan; Delco Bank Robbery and Chase
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/20/12 5:45 am | updated: 12/20/12 5:45 am
 
Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey Jr. (D) has long been opposed to new gun control laws, however, in light of the recent event in Newtown, CT he has reassessed his views and changed his mind. He told the Inquirer he was”haunted” by what occurred and how the weapons were used. He would support any bill that bans military-style assault rifles and restricts high-capacity ammunition clips. Casey still supports the Second Amendment but believes these are changes that need to be made to prevent... Read More

 
 
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Obama Wants Action on Gun Violence, Phila’s Ramsey to Join Panel, Eight Charged in Child Porn Ring
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/19/12 8:43 pm | updated: 12/19/12 8:43 pm
 
Today President Obama called for "concrete proposals" on curbing gun violence. The President wants to propose something to Congress no later than January. Obama was mostly silent on the issue of gun control for 4 years and during his reelection campaign. Now that the election is over and in the wake of the massacre of 20 children in Connecticut last week, Obama has taken a tough new tone in the face of the powerful gun-rights lobby.

Charles Ramsey, Philadelphia’s Police... Read More
 
 
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Record Gun Buyback in Camden NJ, Early Flu Season, Housekeeper Bust Thief Changes Plea
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/19/12 12:32 pm | updated: 12/19/12 12:32 pm
 
A gun buyback program in Camden has set a new 2 day record. The state sponsored cash-for-guns program returned 1,137 firearms over two days. According to officials, some gun owners were motivated to give up their weapons by the recent killings in Newtown Connecticut at Sandy Hill Elementary School.

Flu season has arrived early. Across the country, influenza symptoms are showing up at their earliest point in 10 years. Local hospitals are experiencing high emergency room... Read More
 
 
 
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