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Wolf adds to mounting veto tally, kills permitless gun bill

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Gov. Tom Wolf  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Gov. Tom Wolf followed through on his veto threat Thursday, rejecting Republican-penned legislation to allow people to carry a firearm openly or concealed, without a permit, adding to his total for Pennsylvania’s chief executive with the most vetoes in more than four decades. Wolf, a Democrat, called…

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Commonwealth Court recount confirms Dumas victory

December 3, 2021

 ABOVE PHOTO: Judge Lori Dumas  (Photo/judgedumas2021.com)  HARRISBURG, Pa. – Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid recently announced that all 67 counties have completed the recount of the Commonwealth Court race and the recount results confirm the original unofficial election results, with Lori A. Dumas winning the second open seat on the court. “I want to…

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Stacey Abrams launches 2nd campaign for Georgia governor

December 1, 2021

By JEFF AMY ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat and leading voting rights activist, said Wednesday that she will launch another campaign to become the nation’s first Black woman governor. Without serious competition in a Democratic primary, the announcement could set up a rematch between Abrams and incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. Their 2018…

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Barbados bids farewell to British monarchy, becomes republic

November 30, 2021

By DÁNICA COTO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history. Several leaders, dignitaries and artists, including Prince Charles and Rihanna, attended the ceremony that began late Monday…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Philadelphia PD’s Derrick Wood selected as Norristown police chief

November 25, 2021

NORRISTOWN, Pa.—  The Municipal Council of Norristown unanimously named Philadelphia Police Inspector Derrick Wood as their new Norristown police chief.at their Nov. 16 work session. Wood, a 23-year veteran of the Philadelphia force, was one of dozens of candidates who applied for the position during a national search this summer to replace Mark Talbot who…

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Ex-Kansas officer who sued sheriff’s deputy killed by police

November 24, 2021

By ROXANA HEGEMAN and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas police detective, who last year sued a sheriff’s deputy for running over him in a rural field, has been fatally shot by a police officer in Kansas City after disarming another officer and pointing the service weapon at both of them,…

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All 3 men charged in Arbery’s death convicted of murder

November 24, 2021

Photo: (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, Pool) By RUSS BYNUM BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — All three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were convicted of murder Wednesday in the fatal shooting that became part of a larger national reckoning on racial injustice. The convictions for Greg McMichael, son Travis McMichael and neighbor William…

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Florida clears Groveland Four of 1949 rape of white woman

November 22, 2021

By TERRY SPENCER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Monday officially exonerated four young African American men of the false accusation that they raped a white woman seven decades ago, making partial and belated amends for one of the greatest miscarriages of justice of Florida’s Jim Crow era. At the request of the…

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Wolf adds to mounting veto tally, kills permitless gun bill

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Gov. Tom Wolf  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Gov. Tom Wolf followed through on his veto threat...

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Mayor Kenney Issues Statement on the Resignation of Commerce Director Michael Rashid

December 5, 2021

PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney today accepted the resignation of Commerce Director Michael Rashid, effective immediately. “Today...

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Barbados says goodbye to queen, transforms into republic

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Barbados’ new President Sandra Mason, center right, awards Prince Charles with the Order of Freedom...

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Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight

December 3, 2021

By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there’s no middle...

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Playoffs? What Do You Mean, Playoffs?

December 3, 2021

If we learned nothing else from Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants, the Philadelphia Eagles should...

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