After this past winter, many of Pennsylvania’s roads are littered with potholes — and many of Pennsylvania’s cars are suffering for it.
“In my area, the pothole situation is simply out of control,” says Republican state Rep. John Lawrence, who represents parts of Chester and Lancaster counties. “I have personally reported potholes to PennDOT that have gone unrepaired for weeks on end.”
Lawrence is planning to introduce a bill that would allow motorists to sue the state for property damages caused by potholes.
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Living in Philadelphia, there are certain things you never really expect to hear: that your football team just won the Super Bowl; that the schools are the fifth best in the country; and that there might just be a tornado ripping through the city. Read more »
What were you doing on Friday around 2 p.m.? Getting back from a long lunch? Trying to finish up that pile of work on your desk? Maybe getting ready to head out of town for a little getaway? Not Precious Coleman. No, according to police, the 29-year-old woman was busy running people over with her 2004 Dodge Durango. Read more »
Practice? No, we’re talking about the real thing. Below you’ll find the trailer for Iverson, a new documentary about the former 76ers guard which premiered last year at the Tribeca Film Festival.
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St. Joe’s Prep this morning held a prayer service for Ryan Gillyard, a 15-year-old student who collapsed Saturday morning during a football team practice; he was declared dead at Temple University Hospital soon after.
6ABC reports: “Grief counselors were on hand at St. Joseph’s Prep Monday after a freshman football player collapsed and died during practice.” Read more »
Pedro Cortes | official portrait. Tom Wolf | Jason Plotkin AP/York Daily Record
A coalition of anti-abortion lawmakers is opposing Gov. Tom Wolf’s nominee for secretary of state, Pedro Cortes, saying Cortes didn’t do enough to stop Kermit Gosnell, the West Philly abortion doctor who was convicted of killing babies born alive.
Forty-nine members of the Pennsylvania Legislature sent Wolf a letter opposing Cortes’ nomination, PennLive reports: Read more »
Bad news, hard-drinking millennials: It might be a while before you can keep your late-night bar parties going all the way to 4 a.m.: At least one key leader of the Pennsylvania GOP, it turns out, is pretty down on the idea of keeping bars open past the current state-mandated closing time of 2 a.m.
“Yeah, I represent a college town, so I’m not sure I want to keep the bars open an extra two hours, with 15,000 college students,” House majority leader Dave Reed — who represents the district containing Indiana University of Pennsylvania — told KYW. “So, we’ll see.”
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Admittedly, we thought this was a joke when we first saw it:
But it’s not a joke: The folks at Philly Pretzel Factory really did bake a fresh batch of “Tebowing” pretzels this morning, celebrating the news that quarterback Tim Tebow is signing with the Eagles.
Suddenly, we’re realizing this Tebowmania thing might be a bit crazier than we were anticipating. Read more »
TAKING A KNEE: New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow (5) and running back Shane Vereen (34) participate in a post game prayer with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Gillette Stadium on August 16, 2013. The Patriots defeated the Buccaneers 25-21.
My husband and I were just leaving the Union game in Chester last night when I got a text from our son: “We got Tebow boys.”
“Jake just sent me a text he meant to send to his Fantasy Football team,” I told Doug, laughing as I showed him my phone.
A few minutes later, Doug got a text — from his cousin Shelly, who lives in Denver and has Broncos season tickets. “Whaddya think of your new quarterback?” she wanted to know.
Doug didn’t laugh as he showed me his phone.
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Dr. Oz, seen here with Today show anchor Matt Lauer, is under attack for promoting questionable medical treatments.
Dr. Mehmet Oz — better known as “Dr. Oz” to his television audience — is coming under increasing attack for promoting what critics say are questionable medical treatments. There’s a movement afoot to boot him from the faculty of Columbia University, where he serves in the medical school. Read more »