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Highway Robbery: A.G. Charges 8 with Corruption

Attorney General Kathleen Kane has charged eight with orchestrating a pay-to-blame scheme in which they would award contracts to friendly donors. The accused include former state […]

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40 People Eagerly Apply for Philly’s Most Corrupt Job

Only in Philly would this seem like a promising job opportunity: Thirty-nine candidates — 38 Democrats, one Republican and one who filed for both parties […]

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Busted King of Prussia Water Main Spews 60-Foot Jet

We’re not stranger to busted water mains in Philadelphia–nearly 1,000 had to be fixed in 2011 alone–but this suburban gusher is worth checking out. It […]

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Census: Philly Commutes Are Longer Than The National Average

The Inquirer reports on the state of commuting in Philadelphia: “Philadelphia draws 253,000 workers from outside the city every day, while sending 147,000 city residents […]

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Traffic Court Judges Start Pleading Guilty

AP reports: “A second judge has acknowledged fixing traffic tickets in Philadelphia for people with connections to the system. Kenneth Miller pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday […]

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World’s Oldest Traffic Jam Finally Ends

A decades-spanning procession of antique cars christened the asphalt of the Route 202 Parkway — a bypass 60 years in the making — yesterday afternoon. […]

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More People Are Riding Their Bikes to Work

A new study from the Center City District indicates that there are more people are biking to work than there were two years ago. The […]

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Mayor Nutter’s Personal Driver Seriously Injured in Accident

A Philadelphia Police officer who was en route to pick Mayor Nutter up was seriously injured in a car accident near Fairmount Park on Tuesday […]

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Airplane Tire That Fell From Sky and Hit a Car on the Schuylkill Was Actually Just a Truck Tire

On Monday morning, reports surfaced indicating that an airplane tire had fallen out of the sky and landed on a car on the Schuylkill near […]

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Teenagers Can’t Text and Cross the Street at the Same Time

A new report from Safe Kids Worldwide indicates that kids and teens, aged 10-19, are the most at risk for pedestrian accidents. This is a […]

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Massive Pothole Causes Eight-Mile Backup on the Northeast Extension

You’re probably going to want to avoid the Northeast Extension today. A massive sinkhole opened up on the southbound side where the Turnpike crosses North […]

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Report Shows Philadelphians Suck at Driving

The eighth annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report indicates that Philadelphia is the 190th on the list of cities with safe drivers. An average driver […]

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Phillies, Vice President Biden Will Probably Make It So That I-95 Sucks Worse Than Usual This Afternoon

The Phillies look to continue their winning streak (!!!!) with a matinee win at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday. Couple that with Vice President Joe […]

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July Fourth In Philly Is Probably Going to Be a Pain In the Butt

Can we have a brief conversation about July 4th being on a Wednesday? We’re all getting jipped. Pretty much no one has Monday and Tuesday […]

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Dump Truck, SEPTA Bus Accident Injures 16 in Germantown

Authorities say that 15 passengers and the driver of a SEPTA bus were injured Wednesday morning when the bus was rear-ended by a dump truck. […]