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North Philadelphia Schoolkids March Against Neighborhood Gun Violence

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In North Philadelphia today, classes at De Burgos Elementary School were put aside for a march for peace.

For two months, the school at 4th Street and Lehigh Avenue has been plagued by a series of lockdowns stemming from neighborhood shootings. 110 more words

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The World's Smallest Therapy Dog Visits Nursing Home In Bucks County

By Paul Kurtz

WARRINGTON, Pa. (CBS) — The Guinness Book record for World’s Smallest Working Dog was in our area Friday, visiting residents of a nursing home in Warrington. 175 more words

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Car Sharing Now Has Money Making Twist In Philadelphia

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A San Francisco-based company that’s combined car sharing with car renting has opened a branch near Philadelphia International Airport. 288 more words

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Philadelphia High Schooler Who Overcame Tough Circumstances Honored

By Paul Kurtz
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A high school senior who overcame an overwhelmingly rough home life has been honored by the Philadelphia Education Fund. 302 more words

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Philadelphia Marks 'Recycling Day' With Thanks, and Reminders

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Today, on National Recycling Day, the Philadelphia Streets Department held a celebration at Dilworth Park.

Streets commissioner David Perri says 2013 was a record-setting year for a city that was among the first to institute a recycling program. 127 more words

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Gun 'Straw Purchaser' Gets Long Prison Sentence in Delaware County

By Paul Kurtz and David Spunt

MEDIA, Pa. (CBS) — A Chester, Pa. woman today became the first person to feel the effects of a new Pennsylvania law that contains tougher penalties for those who make gun “straw purchases” — buying a firearm on behalf of a convicted felon, who would not legally be allowed to purchase a gun on his or her own. 373 more words

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New Memorial at South Philly Cheesesteak Shop Honoring Fallen Heroes

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In South Philadelphia today, a special event honoring nearly a century of fallen Philadelphia police officers and firefighters.

Geno Vento (at right in photo) paid several thousand dollars for the monument he’s erected on the front of his famed cheesesteak shop. 95 more words

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