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Authorities say an odor that prompted a voluntary evacuation of about 100 homes in suburban Philadelphia is due to an organic compound coming from the sump pumps in the basements.
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3 hrs ago | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff
Dozens of residents outside Philadelphia spent Sunday night sleeping at a local elementary school after a mysterious odor reported in the area prompted evacuations.
6 hrs ago | CBS Local
The Divine Lorraine Hotel in North Philadelphia is under contract with a new owner, and major renovations are set to begin.
Maria Ciancetta isn't sure what to believe: Did she make a difference in students' lives, or throw away seven years? When she walked out of Benjamin Franklin High School on a warm day in June, Ciancetta quit the Philadelphia School District - and the education profession - for good.
Tesla pushed for the bill, signed last week by Corbett, because its business model had run up against a state law prohibiting manufacturers from also acting as a vehicle dealer.
Frank Butler sat in the Utility Emergency Services Fund last week, filling out the extensive food stamp application with help from benefits counselor Emily Mitchell.
Investigators say two men jumped on the bus, assaulted the driver, then jumped off and fled in a white Mercedes Benz.
The eighth annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival , coming up on Saturday, July 19th, features internationally renowned saxophonist Azar Lawrence and a number of Philadelphia musicians.
Alexander McClure, editor of the Franklin Repository in Chambersburg, wrote on Aug. 4, 1864, to The Press in defense of Chambersburg residents whose courage was "persistently censured and defamed" in the New York Tribune, New York Herald and Philadelphia Bulletin after the burning of part of the town.
WEST PHILADELPHIA organizer and blogger Aaron Kreider remembers that as a 12-year-old, he could not get enough statistics to satisfy his wonder.
The rapper Meek Mill called next Saturday's concert at Temple University's Liacouras Center his "Homecoming Tour," a return to Philadelphia to "play in front of his hometown at the height of his career."
The children were headed to Decatur School playground at 3500 Academy Road around 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
More than 20,000 members of one of the country's oldest African American fraternity's have converged in Philadelphia this weekend - and their focus is service.
Police probing the death of Glee star Becca Tobin 's boyfriend have found no evidence of drug use or suicide, according to sources.
With same-sex marriage bans being lifted in many states, including Pennsylvania, why not share some travel tips about our nation's historically political birthplace? Philadelphia's current scene is gay and friendly, without the occasional attitude of its larger neighbor, New York City.
A judge has sent Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill to jail for three to six months for violating his probation on a 2009 drug and gun case.
Updated: Mon Jul 14, 2014 05:41 am
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