Philadelphia commuters hit clogged roads on strike’s Day 4
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Philadelphia commuters hit clogged roads on strike’s Day 4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Commuters are hitting clogged roads, jumping on bikes and organizing carpools as the Philadelphia’s transit strike enters Day 4. Transit workers hit the picket lines again Friday morning as no contract agreement was reached overnight. On Thursday, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority asked for assurances from the city’s striking transit union that … Continue reading

Campus Life / Lifestyle

School stops residential program after teen’s death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials with a private school for children with special needs in Philadelphia say they’re ceasing operations at the school’s residential treatment program after a 17-year-old student died earlier this month in an altercation with staff. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Human Services said Monday they’ve ordered Wordsworth Academy’s residential treatment … Continue reading

Amtrak Crash
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Amtrak Crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Railroad unions are urging Amtrak to put a second engineer in locomotives in the wake of a deadly derailment last week in Philadelphia. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and SMART Transportation say two engineers would serve as a check and balance on each other. Engineer Brandon Bostian was alone in … Continue reading

College a cappella: Not your granddad’s barbershop quartet
Education / U.S. News

College a cappella: Not your granddad’s barbershop quartet

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Their musical performances pack college auditoriums, though they play no instruments. While universities have long nurtured the niche community of a cappella singers, the TV show “Glee” and hit movie “Pitch Perfect” helped create a new generation of fans that propelled the soulful sound into mainstream culture. Now, they’re unlikely rock … Continue reading

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10 arrested after DA says Philly police shooting isn’t crime

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ten people were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at a raucous Philadelphia community meeting where protesters shoved police officers and threw chairs in anger over the district attorney’s decision against charges in a fatal police-involved shooting. District Attorney Seth Williams said Thursday, Mar. 19, the death of 26-year-old motorist Brandon … Continue reading