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6:13 PM / Wednesday October 5, 2022

Articles by SUN Staff

Philadelphia judge blocks Kenney’s ban on guns at Parks and Rec centers

October 4, 2022

Channel 6: A Philadelphia judge has blocked Mayor Jim Kenney’s ban on guns at city recreation facilities. The permanent injunction was issued Monday, less than a week after the mayor signed the executive order. An attorney for the group “Gun Owners of America” filed the lawsuit and said Pennsylvania law states no municipality, including Philadelphia,…

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Biden signs bill to avert government shutdown, aid Ukraine

October 1, 2022

By KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed into law Friday a bill that finances the federal government through mid-December and provides another infusion of military and economic aid to Ukraine after lawmakers acted to avert a partial government shutdown set to begin after midnight. The bill passed the House by a vote of 230-201…

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‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio dies at age 59

September 29, 2022

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. and ANDREW DALTON LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop’s biggest names of the 1990s with hits including “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” died Wednesday at age 59, his manager said. Coolio died at the Los Angeles home of a friend, longtime manager Jarez Posey told The…

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‘Sweetie Pie’ star found guilty in nephew’s shooting death

September 19, 2022

Photo: Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal jury on Friday convicted a former star of the St. Louis-based reality TV show “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” of arranging the shooting death of his nephew. The jury deliberated about 17 hours over three days before reaching its verdict in the murder-for-hire case against James “Tim”…

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Philadelphia rapper PnB Rock fatally shot at South Los Angeles restaurant:

September 13, 2022

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Rapper PnB Rock, a well-known hip-hop artist from Philadelphia, was fatally shot Monday afternoon during a robbery at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in South Los Angeles, police sources told ABC News. He was 30 years old. Although the Los Angeles Police Department did not officially name the victim, sources at the LAPD told ABC…

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Renowned jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis has died, age 87

September 13, 2022

CHICAGO (AP) — Renowned jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, whose music entertained fans over a more than 60-year career that began with the Ramsey Lewis Trio and made him one of the country’s most successful jazz musicians, has died. He was 87. Lewis is revered in jazz circles for 1960s hits like “The ‘In’ Crowd,” “Hang…

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Sheryl Lee Ralph, 66, 1st-time nominee, wins Emmy award

September 13, 2022

By Sally Ho Veteran actor Sheryl Lee Ralph, an ageless stalwart of the industry who won an Emmy as a first-time nominee at the age of 66, relished in her victory by bellowing powerful lyrics about being an “Endangered Species,” and imploring others to never give up on themselves no matter how long it takes…

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Derek Green, Maria Quinones Sanchez resign from City Council

September 7, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) today released the following statement regarding the resignations of Councilmember Maria Quiñones Sánchez (7th District) and Councilmember Derek Green (At Large): “Councilmembers Quiñones Sánchez and Green have communicated to me their resignations from City Council, effective today.” “I have known and worked with Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez for many years,…

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