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Philadelphia District Attorney’s office names nine in city-wide street gambling sting

October 27, 2017

Philadelphia District Attorney Kelley B. Hodge announced last Friday charges against nine people associated with one of the largest illegal street lottery organizations in Philadelphia. The operation, run by Gary Creagh Sr., generated millions of dollars of illicit profits. A multi-year investigation into the operation was led by the Office’s Task Force on Illegal Gambling,…

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Cine in the City–26th Philadelphia Film Festival underway through Oct 29

October 27, 2017

By Kendall Alexander @SteezieKBreezie Film buffs from all over the Delaware Valley are buzzing around the city for the  26th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival. Film enthusiasts, critics, admirers, and aspiring filmmakers couldn’t be more delighted to see some of the best flicks of the year right in their backyard. Artistic Director Michael Lerman and Executive…

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Recent forum tackles issues of voter access in Pennsylvania

October 27, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Voting rights expert Barbara Arnwine presenting a comprehensive overview of voter suppression tactics being employed throughout the country. (Photo: Denise Clay)   Area officials, advocates, and stakeholders discuss challenges to the system as it stands and how it can be changed going forward   By Amy V. Simmons The 2016 Presidential Election exposed…

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The Audacity of Nope

October 27, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  R. Seth Williams. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond used a rocket launcher when he threw the book at former District Attorney R. Seth Williams on Tuesday. By Denise Clay When he returned to federal court on Tuesday, former District Attorney R. Seth Williams asked U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond for…

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Jefferson Health announces job cuts

October 26, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) –One of the Tri-State Area’s biggest health systems is about to become a bit smaller. Word has come that Jefferson Health is eliminating up to 600 jobs, and half could be by laying off workers. Officials said the layoff notices began to go out Wednesday and will continue through Friday, but they would…

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Fire ravages through Bridget Foy’s on South Street overnight

October 25, 2017

QUEEN VILLAGE (WPVI) –Firefighters battled flames for hours early Wednesday morning at a popular South Street restaurant. Eleven people living in nearby apartments have been displaced. The fire began around 1:15 a.m. in the basement of Bridget Foy’s on the 200 block of South Street in the Queen Village section of Philadelphia. More than 100…

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Police ID 2 teens killed by gunfire in South Philadelphia

October 25, 2017

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) –Police have identified the two 16-year-old boys who were killed in a shooting in South Philadelphia. The victims are identified as Caleer Miller and Salvatore Dinubile. Action News has learned Salvatore was a student at St. Joe’s Prep. The shooting happened just before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of South…

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2 consultants for US Rep Bob Brady charged in campaign probe

October 25, 2017

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA –Two political consultants have been charged in a widening campaign finance probe involving the 2012 re-election of Democratic U.S. Rep Bob Brady. Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia said Tuesday that Kenneth Smukler and Donald Jones orchestrated a scheme in which the Brady campaign made an illegal $90,000 donation to the campaign of a…

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Former Philly D.A. Seth Williams sentenced to 5 years

October 24, 2017

Former D.A. Seth Williams was sentenced to 5 years in prison Tuesday afternoon. Last week, the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announced that it has disbarred former Philadelphia District Attorney. Williams is scheduled to be sentenced next week on federal bribery charges. The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announced…

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