Top 10 Cat Photos From PAWS’ Instagram

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Detective John Munch, a former PAWS cat now living in East Falls.

It’s Philly Loves PAWS Day, which means 10 percent of proceeds from participating businesses is donated to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society.

We thought it’d be nice to use Philly Loves PAWS Day as an excuse to run our 10 favorite cat photos from PAWS’ Instagram. We did a version for dogs, too. Enjoy! Read more »

Berlin Abruptly Cancels 4th of July Fireworks, Citing “Public Safety”

The bombs bursting in the air over Berlin, New Jersey on July 4, 2013, via Facebook.

The bombs bursting in the air over Berlin, New Jersey on July 4, 2013, via Facebook.

When I was a kid growing up in South Jersey, it seemed that every other town offered a 4th of July fireworks display. So no matter where you lived, you never had to travel far. Over the years, though, the field has thinned out. But Berlin, New Jersey, has always held strong. Until now. And the residents are none too happy. Read more »

Gov. Wolf Wants to Decriminalize Marijuana

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Good news for N.A. Poe: Gov. Tom Wolf says he is in favor of decriminalizing pot.

“I believe, for a number of reasons, that we ought to decriminalize marijuana use,” Wolf told Pittsburgh TV station WPXI. “I think our prisons are over-crowded as a result of people going to jail for reasons that, you know, we break up families for reasons that we shouldn’t.”

He added: “We destroy lives and we make it hard to find employment. So often right now possession of a small amount is a felony and an employer looks at that and dismisses (the person) automatically.”

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The Lines in This Fox 29 Story About Poop Falling From the Sky, Ranked

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Monday night on Fox 29, reporter Brad Sattin covered quite the story: A Sweet 16 party in Levittown was interrupted by an airplane releasing its bathroom waste overhead. Shortly, the party was covered in poop.

As you might expect with such a story, Sattin delivered multiple poop puns and other similar lines during his report. Here they are, ranked from best to worst: Read more »

John Templeton Jr. Has Died

John Templeton, Jr., left, congratulates 2004 Templeton Prize winner Dr. George F. R. Ellis, a leading theoretical cosmologist and a professor of applied Mathematics at University of Cape Town, South Africa, at a news conference in New York, Wednesday, March 17, 2004.  The Templeton Prize, valued at $1.4 million, is awarded to an individual for "progress toward research or discoveries about spiritual realities." (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)

John Templeton, Jr., left, congratulates 2004 Templeton Prize winner Dr. George F. R. Ellis, a leading theoretical cosmologist and a professor of applied Mathematics at University of Cape Town, South Africa, at a news conference in New York, Wednesday, March 17, 2004. The Templeton Prize, valued at $1.4 million, is awarded to an individual for “progress toward research or discoveries about spiritual realities.” (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)kl

John Templeton Jr., who led the John Templeton Foundation after his father’s 2008 death, has died. He passed on Saturday, according to reports.

The New York Times says:

John M. Templeton Jr., a former pediatric surgeon who was president and chairman of the John Templeton Foundation, died on Saturday at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was 75.

The foundation, based in West Conshohocken, Pa., announced his death on Tuesday, saying the cause was cancer.

Dr. Templeton retired from medicine in 1995 to manage the foundation and became its top executive after the death, in 2008, of his father, Sir John Templeton, who created the Templeton Fund in 1954 and the foundation in 1987. Under Dr. Templeton, the foundation’s endowment grew to $3.34 billion from $28 million.

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Clementon Park Party Gets Wild, Park Apologizes

Screenshot from Instagram video of fight inside Clementon Park.

Screenshot from Instagram video of fight inside Clementon Park.

Normally, South Jersey’s Clementon Park is a peaceful, fun place to be for families. OK, that’s not actually true (I’ve been there a few times in the last several years and it is even more rambunctious than Six Flags Great Adventure on a Saturday in the summer), but last Saturday’s Summer Splash party at Clementon Park definitely raised (lowered?) the bar for misbehavior there. Read more »

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