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Woman, 65, dies in Frankford fire

Woman, 65, dies in Frankford fire A 65-year-old woman died in a house fire Monday afternoon in the city’s Frankford section. Police said the blaze erupted shortly after 4:30 p.m.

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Armstrong: We could all use more hugs this Valentine's Day

Armstrong: We could all use more hugs this Valentine's Day “Family Circus” cartoonist Bil Keane once said, “A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.”

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City LGBT director: I was forced out

City LGBT director: I was forced out Helen L. “Nellie” Fitzpatrick, the city’s director of LGBT affairs, said she was ousted from her $90,000 a year job amid heightened criticism over

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Red voters in a blue sea, these Pennsporters remain all in for Trump

Red voters in a blue sea, these Pennsporters remain all in for Trump The woman on the front porch in Pennsport on Wednesday night rattled off a list of reasons

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At Meredith, a kindergarten lottery stirs worries – and larger issues

At Meredith, a kindergarten lottery stirs worries – and larger issues In the dead of winter, in the middle of the night, parents lined up last year to assure their kindergarteners would

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South Philly man meets the father of the woman his package of coke and heroin killed

South Philly man meets the father of the woman his package of coke and heroin killed BALTIMORE – Inside an old broom factory Thursday night, Sean Harrington hobbled from easel

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Newall: The pony of Port Richmond goes on a diet

Newall: The pony of Port Richmond goes on a diet The construction workers arrived at Kaz’s Tire Center in Port Richmond in need of some Goodyears and an answer to

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Albert Boscov, chairman of family-owned department store chain, dies at 87

Albert Boscov, chairman of family-owned department store chain, dies at 87 Albert Boscov, 87, chairman of the family-owned department store chain founded by his father, died Friday in Reading of

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Armstrong: Seth Williams is such a disappointment

Armstrong: Seth Williams is such a disappointment After you climb the stairs to the mezzanine level of the District Attorney’s Office, the first thing you see is a row of

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Newall: In stepping aside, Seth Williams tears up over the wrong things

Newall: In stepping aside, Seth Williams tears up over the wrong things In the end, Seth Williams still didn’t get it. Related Coverage As he stood teary-eyed before a phalanx

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Homes evacuated after gas tanker truck overturns in Bucks

Homes evacuated after gas tanker truck overturns in Bucks A tanker truck overturned Thursday night in Bucks County, spilling 4,000 gallons of fuel and prompting evacuations of nearby homes, authorities

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Appeals court halts automatic solitary for Pennsylvania inmates no longer facing execution

Appeals court halts automatic solitary for Pennsylvania inmates no longer facing execution A federal appeals court on Thursday ordered Pennsylvania prisons to abandon a policy that automatically kept former death-row

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Syrian refugee family finds sweeter life at Mount Airy diner

Syrian refugee family finds sweeter life at Mount Airy diner Sameer Dahan drizzled a spoonful of glistening rosewater over a serving of halawat el jibn — Arabic for “the sweetness of

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At gun show, what Trump's election means for sales

At gun show, what Trump's election means for sales HARRISBURG – Here at the “world’s largest outdoor show,” there was a gun for everyone — seven-shot pistols smaller than most men’s

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Gov. Wolf’s leap to a parallel universe

Gov. Wolf’s leap to a parallel universe Oh, how the world has changed. Wolf’s Budget In keeping, I suppose, with the politics of our time, politics that brought us a

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Joe Biden's new roles at Penn, University of Delaware

Joe Biden's new roles at Penn, University of Delaware Joe Biden soon will begin working for both the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware, heading  a new center

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New adoption website aims to keep pets out of shelters

New adoption website aims to keep pets out of shelters Angela Marcus, a former director of operations for the Pennsylvania SPCA, had an idea: What if there was a way

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Riverfront site of failed Trump Tower Philadelphia for sale as townhouse project

Riverfront site of failed Trump Tower Philadelphia for sale as townhouse project The Delaware River pier where the ill-fated Trump Tower Philadelphia was to have been built is back on

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Pa. probe finds cheating, instructor misconduct at State Police academy

Pa. probe finds cheating, instructor misconduct at State Police academy HARRISBURG — A year after allegations of cheating roiled the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, the state Office of Inspector General said

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Delaware River Turnpike Bridge to be closed at least 8 more weeks

Delaware River Turnpike Bridge to be closed at least 8 more weeks The Delaware River turnpike bridge, shut down after a fracture was discovered in a steel truss two weeks

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VisitPittsburgh renews bid to increase hotel tax to attract sporting events

VisitPittsburgh renews bid to increase hotel tax to attract sporting events You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service. We

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Why the fight over Trump's Supreme Court pick could get ugly

Why the fight over Trump's Supreme Court pick could get ugly WASHINGTON — At times, Senate battles over the Supreme Court have taken on the tone of a mob movie:

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Three arrested in stolen vehicle in Hill District

Three arrested in stolen vehicle in Hill District You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service. We moderate comments. Our

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Lawyers describe horror for those inside the Salvation Army collapse

Lawyers describe horror for those inside the Salvation Army collapse For the last 15 weeks, the jury has focused on why the deadly 2013 Center City building collapse happened and