Philadelphia Named First World Heritage City In The United States

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Commerce Director, and the Global Philadelphia Association announced that the City of Philadelphia has become the first World Heritage City in the United States, formally receiving the designation
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Philadelphia Metro Area Uninsured Rate Down from 2013

The Philadelphia metro area’s 2014 rate of those without health insurance decreased from 2013, according to new statistics released today from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the nation’s most comprehensive data source on American households. “Health insurance is just one of many topics included in the American Community Survey that allows policymakers (more...)

Hero Thrill Show Extravaganza Helps Families Of Fallen Police

A thrill a minute... Spectators will experience the thrill of a lifetime at the 61st Annual Philadelphia Hero Thrill Show on Saturday October 10 at noon outside the Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., in South Philadelphia. Thrill Show President/CEO Jimmy Binns, an attorney, Darby Township Highway will lead an (more...)

Rocky’s Philadelphia: How The City Has Changed From 1976 To 2015

ROCKY’S PHILADELPHIA: HOW THE CITY HAS CHANGED FROM 1976 TO 2015 WHEN NEWEST ROCKY FILM DEBUTS IN THEATERS Striking Differences In The Skyline, Benjamin Franklin Parkway & More Beloved boxer Rocky Balboa might be surprised if he ran up the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps today and turned around, arms raised (more...)

Pope Billboards Build Excitement For Papal Visit

VISIT PHILADELPHIA® Uses With Love Campaign To Welcome World Meeting of Families And The Pope Four area billboards featuring larger-than-life images of Pope Francis welcome the pope and pilgrims to Philadelphia for World Meeting of Families and the papal visit. The creative ads are part of VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s With Love, (more...)

Montgomery County District Attorney Charges Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane

Montgomery County District Attorney Charges Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kanewith Obstruction of Justice and Other Crimes Related to Scheme to Leak Confidential Investigative Information and Lying to Grand Jury to Conceal Crimes Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman announces the filing of criminal charges against Pennsylvania Attorney General (more...)

Attorney General Kane Announces Arrest of ‘Traveling’ Child Predator

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of a Dauphin County man accused of posting an online advertisement for sex and then traveling to the Harrisburg area for a sexual encounter with a person he believed was a 14-year-old boy. According to the criminal complaint, agents with the Office of Attorney General's Child Predator (more...)

Two Shootings in US Cities Kill 1, Injure 17 in 24 Hours

VOA News One person is dead and at least 17 are wounded, including several children, in two mass shootings in major U.S. cities in 24 hours. Late Saturday, a gunman opened fire on a street party in a Philadelphia neighborhood, injuring a toddler, two older children, and at least five adults. Two (more...)

Woman Accused of Abusing Special Needs Son Charged in Medicaid Fraud Case

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced her office has filed a second set of criminal charges against a Pittsburgh caregiver accused of overbilling a state disability program in part by forging the signature of her care-dependent brother. Vonda Kay Brown, 44, was charged with three counts of Medicaid fraud, two counts of theft (more...)

Attorney General Kane Announces Charges Against Exeter Township Officials

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced charges against four Exeter Township officials: supervisors John E. Coolbaugh, Richard E. Overman, James W. Douse, and current secretary and former supervisor Mary F. Martin. The case was referred to the Office of Attorney General by the Luzerne County District Attorney due to lack of resources. According to (more...)

Phlash Is Back With A Service Period And Expended Route

Philadelphia’s residents and visitors found purple buses on the roads again.  That’s right, the Philly PHLASH is back and kicking off the season. PHLASH, which is managed by the Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC), will operate a seven-day-a-week service through September 7, 2015, with a Friday through Sunday schedule beginning on September 11 through November (more...)

Amtrak Train Crash: 7 Dead, More Than 200 Injured

At least seven people were killed and over 200 people hurt after an Amtrak Northeast Regional train en route from Washington to New York, carrying 238 passengers and five crew members, derailed and rolled onto its side in Port Richmond, near Philadelphia Tuesday night. According to VOA, " an (more...)

Medicare Beneficiary Pleads Guilty to Receiving Kickbacks & Making False Statements

Craig Brown, 46, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty to receiving kickbacks and making false statements in a health care matter, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 25 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a $1.25 million fine, a $500 (more...)

Two Dead Bodies Were Found Inside a Home in Bucks County

According to CBS News, two dead bodies were found inside a home in Bucks County  on Sunday night.Both victims were in their mid-60's and shot in the head. Police say they found the bodies after responding to a home on Lempa Road in Northampton.They were found in their master bedroom, the woman in (more...)

Former Non-Profit Executive Pleads Guilty To Stealing Funds Intended To Help The Homeles

Nathaniel E. Robinson, 62, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to charges that he used funds intended to help the homeless to pay for his own personal and living expenses.  The case was initiated by a tip to the Philadelphia Office of the Inspector General and was also investigated by the FBI. (more...)

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