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  1. Witnesses: Attorney general leaked files, lied for revengeRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 14 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    A political trial drawing to a close this week pits Pennsylvania's attorney general against two former confidantes who testified against her in a perjury and obstruction case. Kathleen Kane, a first-term Democrat, is charged with leaking secret grand jury files to a newspaper to embarrass a rival prosecutor and then lying about it under oath.


  2. Running scared: 2 slayings reinforce female runners' fearsRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 9 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    Becca Pizzi has run 52 marathons on seven continents and trained in all sorts of places and conditions, but there's one constant when she hits the road. She's always on the lookout for people who might want to harm a woman running alone.


  3. Protesters hit the streets for hot day of marches before DNCRead the original story

    Jul 24, 2016 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    Police officers were posted at street corners in downtown Philadelphia as the first protesters hit the city's sweltering streets Sunday ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Several demonstrations were planned, including an anti-fracking march from City Hall to Independence Mall, near the Liberty Bell. 9 comments

  4. Decade later, Cosby could face accuser behind sex chargesRead the original story

    May 8, 2016 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    A decade after she last saw Bill Cosby, a Toronto woman could face the TV legend in court this month at a hearing in suburban Philadelphia on charges he drugged and molested her in 2004. Prosecutors, though, may instead rely on Andrea Constand's police statement under an in-flux Pennsylvania ruling meant to spare victims the ordeal of repeated court appearances.


  5. Amtrak to run as scheduled Monday after deadly derailmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    Amtrak trains were running on schedule Monday on the Northeast Corridor, a day after a train struck heavy equipment on the tracks outside Philadelphia, killing two railroad workers. Train 89 was heading from New York to Savannah, Georgia, at about 8 a.m. Sunday when it hit a piece of equipment that was on the track in Chester, about 15 miles outside of Philadelphia, officials said.


  6. The Latest: Amtrak services to resume Monday after accidentRead the original story

    Apr 3, 2016 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    Amtrak says there may be some delays, however, on Acela Express, Northeast Regional and other services between Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. Train 89 was heading from New York to Savannah, Georgia, at about 8 a.m. Sunday when it hit heavy equipment on the track track in Chester, knocking the lead engine off the rails.


  7. Northeast expecting wintry weather on 1st day of springRead the original story

    Mar 18, 2016 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    After a mild winter, a weekend storm is bearing down on the Northeast just as residents are looking forward to Sunday's official start of spring. Over 6 inches of accumulation is possible, mostly in New England and along coastal parts of the region.


  8. Home burns near Rhode Island tourist attraction mansionsRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2016 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    Firefighters are battling a blaze at a large house in a historic section of Newport, Rhode Island, near the many mansions that have become tourist attractions. Fire officials say they responded Thursday afternoon to a home on Bellevue Avenue, where The Elms, Rosecliff and Marble House mansions are located.


  9. The Latest: Judge says he'll rule on Cosby case WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2016 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    A Pennsylvania judge says he'll decide Wednesday whether to dismiss a sexual assault case against Bill Cosby over an unwritten promise of immunity a former prosecutor says he gave the comedian's now-deceased lawyer a decade ago. Judge Steven T. O'Neill told the courtroom he'll "conclude this case one way or another tonight."


  10. Judge could rule on Cosby bid to toss sex-assault chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2016 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    A suburban Philadelphia judge hopes to decide whether to dismiss a sexual assault case against actor Bill Cosby over an unwritten promise of immunity a former prosecutor says he gave Cosby's now-deceased lawyer a decade ago. Judge Steven T. O'Neill puzzled over the testimony of former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor on Tuesday and peppered him with questions as Castor wrapped up hours of testimony for the defense.


  11. Cosby due in court as lawyers push to get charges droppedRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2016 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    Bill Cosby's lawyers will ask a judge to throw out the only criminal case lodged against the TV star from the dozens of accusations that he molested women. The defense will argue that Cosby had a deal with a suburban Philadelphia prosecutor in 2005 that he wouldn't be prosecuted and should testify freely in accuser Andrea Constand's civil lawsuit. 6 comments

  12. Cosby calls himself mentor, more to accuser in criminal caseRead the original story

    Jan 31, 2016 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    Bill Cosby's attraction to Andrea Constand began the moment he spied her across a Temple University gym in about 2002. The flirting - some would say grooming - began almost immediately.


  13. Who's defending Bill Cosby? A look at his criminal teamRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2016 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    At his only criminal court appearance to date, aging TV icon Bill Cosby stumbled past a scrum of photographers while two lawyers held him up on either side, walking him into a suburban Philadelphia courtroom. - Outsider Monique Pressley, a lawyer-turned-TV legal analyst with side jobs as a pastor, motivational speaker and radio host, who got a taste of the limelight as a law student, posing a question about race in the O.J. Simpson trial on CNN's Larry King Live.


  14. Police probe man's claim he shot officer in Allah's nameRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2016 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    Officer Jesse Hartnett was slowly patrolling his usual West Philadelphia beat just before midnight when a man appeared out of the darkness, firing a hail of bullets at close range as he charged toward the policeman's car. Hours later, police say, Edward Archer confessed to shooting the officer and told investigators he was following Allah, and had pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State group.


  15. Consent amid wine, pills to be a key question in Cosby caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2015 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    A jury may ultimately decide if that's true after the 78-year-old actor was arrested Wednesday on felony assault charges in suburban Philadelphia stemming from a 2004 encounter with a former Temple University employee less than half his age. The case marks the first time Cosby has been charged with sexual misconduct despite years of lurid allegations, and it sets the stage for perhaps the biggest Hollywood celebrity trial of the mobile-news era.


  16. The Latest: Cosby to be arraigned in sex assault caseRead the original story

    Dec 30, 2015 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    Bill Cosby is expected to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon on sexual assault charges filed over a 2004 encounter in his home outside Philadelphia. Prosecutors say the comedian urged the former Temple University employee to take pills he had and to drink wine.


  17. Police investigate report of pig's head left outside mosqueRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2015 | WWTC-AM Eagan

    The caretaker at a Philadelphia mosque said he found a severed pig's head outside on the sidewalk, and police were investigating whether someone may have thrown it out a car window. The caretaker told police he found the head near the door of the Al Aqsa Islamic Society when he arrived around 6 a.m. Monday.


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