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Technology helps police guide Autistic boy home

CAMDEN, N.J. (WTXF) – Two police officers in Camden County are receiving praise for helping a young boy with Autism find his way home. The boy was spotted wandering Walt Whitman Park. He couldn’t communicate to the officers where he lived and that’s when the officers used their detective skills to figure it out. He’s […]

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Made in America Festival set to open Saturday

FAIRMOUNT (WTXF) – On the eve of the 7th year of Made in America things are lit up, barricades have been put up and sound checks are bringing a different kind of life to the parkway. The two-day music festival starts at one tomorrow afternoon and Sunday.  Gates open at noon. Sarah Wilson is excited. […]

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More than a dozen forced out of homes in N. Philly

NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) – More than a dozen people were forced out of two North Philadelphia homes Friday, homes they’ve lived in for weeks and say they fixed up. The problem is the Philadelphia Housing Authority owns those homes. Officials were on hand Friday to clear everyone out. On the North Philadelphia street, a woman […]

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Crossing guard shortage issue for Philly schools

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) – Imagine children walking to school and back without any crossing guards. Parents tell FOX 29 that is the case in some sections of Philadelphia. Crossing guards were back at their posts this week at intersections along Oregon Avenue in South Philly as schools opened, but not at all the intersections around the […]

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Ocasio-Cortez stumps for fellow progressive Harris in Delaware’s U.S. Senate race

Kerri Evelyn Harris, the progressive Democrat challenging three-term incumbent Tom Carper in Delaware’s U.S. Senate primary Thursday, hopes to catch lightning in a bottle and topple a politician with 13 straight electoral wins — the most in state history. So to help boost her chances, Harris was joined on the campaign trail Friday by a […]

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No NAFTA deal: Canada-U.S. talks to resume next week

Updated at 4:39 p.m. ET After days of intense negotiations, the U.S. and Canada failed to agree on a deal by a Friday deadline to update the North American Free Trade Agreement. But U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said that President Trump notified Congress of his intent to sign a trade agreement with Mexico “and […]

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Street trees at center of Frankford storm damage

FRANKFORD (WTXF) – Heavy rain Thursday made a mess of things in Philadelphia’s Frankford section. As is often the case, street trees were at the center of the damage. They provide beauty and shade when the sun is shining, but when wind and rain arrive, they start falling like dominoes. As tree removal crews delicately […]

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Nonbelievers win suit over Pennsylvania House prayer policy

A federal judge has halted the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ policy banning people who don’t believe in God from giving the invocations made at the start of each day’s legislative floor session. U.S. Middle District Judge Christopher Conner on Wednesday sided with atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and humanists who challenged the policy that has limited the […]

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Labor Day weekend marks end of shore season

Photo credit: B. Brusch Photo credit: B. Brusch OCEAN CITY, N.J. (WTXF) – Labor Day weekend is here and the inevitable wrap up of the summer Jersey shore season is upon the region.  In a brief summary of the 2018 Jersey shore season, shops along the Ocean City Boardwalk were in consensus, admitting the season has […]