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Homeless Samaritan suing couple who raised funds

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A homeless man whose selfless act of using his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia got him worldwide attention is now suing the couple who led a $400,000 fundraising campaign to help him.  Johnny Bobbitt says he’s concerned that Mark D’Amico and […]

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South Street is getting 'midblock' crosswalks to make it safer for pedestrians

However, there are no plans to install the traffic-calming measures elsewhere — yet. Danya Henninger / Billy Penn Aug 29 2018  ·  9:30 a.m. In a city where the mentality is often “cars over everything,” the freshly painted crosswalk stripes on South Street halfway between Ninth and 10th are an unusual but welcome sight. The […]

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Meek Mill donates 6K backpacks to Philly students

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) – On Wednesday, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill and Dream Chasers are donating more than 6,000 backpacks to 12 schools throughout the city’s school district. The two made the announcement at Mill’s alma mater, James G. Blaine Elementary School, where he is personally handing out backpacks to students. “Growing up in Philly, I’ve watched […]

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This year's N2N Festival in West Philly is a free Aretha Franklin tribute concert

This year, the 23rd annual N2N Festival is presenting a Tribute to the Queen of Soul, with several headliners throughout the day, beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. The headliners are national recording artists – Kathy Sledge, Jean Carne, Kelly Price, Kindred the Family Soul, Keke Wyatt, and Monica. N2N will also have performances by local artists […]

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Comcast reports problems in Philadelphia, Jersey

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) – Some Comcast customers in Philadelphia and South Jersey are reporting issues with their service. Viewers reached out to FOX 29 Wednesday explaining they are unable to watch broadcast stations, including FOX 29. The ComcastCares customer service account on Twitter acknowledged XFINITY TV customers “may be having issues.” Some customers in Philadelphia and South […]

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Catholic board seeks parishioner-led investigation

A committee created by the Catholic Church specifically to prevent sexual misconduct by clergy on Tuesday issued a damning assessment of the failings to stem the abuse, calling it an “evil” caused by “a loss of moral leadership.” The National Review Board called for an investigation led by parishioners, saying a new wave of abuse […]

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Philly's mayor doesn't pay his interns

Over the past few years, there’s been a growing push for employers to start paying their interns. Unpaid internships are thought to discriminate based on socioeconomic status, and not provide equal opportunity. The nationwide “pay your interns” campaign has converted a few prominent public entities: the U.S. Senate recently decided to pay its interns, and before […]

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Philly schools to dismiss early Weds. due to heat

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia School District plans to dismiss students at 1 p.m. for the second day in a row Wednesday due to expected high temperatures. The district says all after-school activities including athletic programs and professional development sessions are canceled for those days. WEATHER ALERTS: Watches, warnings, advisories by county School employees are expected to […]

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Man arrested in fatal stabbing at SEPTA station

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in the fatal stabbing of a man at a Philadelphia train station. The Aug. 9 stabbing occurred around 3 a.m. on a SEPTA regional train platform in the city’s downtown area. Authorities say 28-year-old city resident David Simpson was stabbed multiple times all over his body before […]

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Man charged in deadly hit-and-run in Bucks County

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (WTXF) – Police have made an arrest following a fatal hit-and-run in Levittown. The incident occurred back on August 21 when a vehicle fatally struck 70-year-old Emanuel Weintraub while he was walking in the 8800 block of New Falls Road in Levittown. The man arrested is 41-year-old Anthony M. Woods who is charged with […]