After a bruising primary campaign, Philadelphia's Democratic City Controller Alan Butkovitz easily won renomination over two-time challenger Brett Mandel and former city attorney Mark Zecca in a low-turnout election.
With over 95 percent of the vote in, Butkovitz held a nearly a two-to-one lead over Mandel (61 percent to 31 percent). Zecca was a distant third with about eight percent.
On Tuesday, Bob Allen, Director of Property and Concessions Management for Philadelphia Parks and Rec, confirmed to NewsWorks that Parks and Rec has officially withdrawn its proposal for a treetop adventure course in Wissahickon Valley Park.
Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Temple University Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital and Delaware County Memorial Hospital are on a list of medical centers with the highest billing rates in the nation.
Deep in the Loyalsock State Forest, where no cell phone signal reaches, the sounds of rushing waterfalls and forest birds are suddenly interrupted by the sound of a helicopter.
Paul Zeph of the Pennsylvania Audubon Society says the noise could be related to gas drilling. Drillers will often drop seismic testing equipment into remote areas that are difficult to reach by roads. And that leads Zeph to cite one of the many worries that naturalists and
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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter wants to raise money for the cash-strapped School District, mostly through tax hikes on alcohol and cigarettes. But he needs Harrisburg to pass legislation to make that a reality.
Stella is getting ready for her big day. As Joanne Dhody brushes Stella's teeth, a pink tongue searches for a random smear of beef-flavored toothpaste. Stella is Dhody's 13-year-old Jack Russell terrier, a registered therapy
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