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Ocean County Fire Closes School, Threatens Homes, Prompts Evacuations Video included

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Fire crews are battling a forest fire that began in Beachwood Township and is now threatening homes. A local school has closed, and some evacuations are being ordered. More>>

Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

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Israel broke off Mideast peace talks and brought the U.S.-brokered process to the brink of collapse Thursday, protesting a reconciliation agreement between the Western-backed Palestinian Authority and the militant group... More>>

Camilla's brother dies in New York of head injury

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The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a Manhattan hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said. More>>

US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

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The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called "last mile"... More>>

Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

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An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. More>>

Fatal Shooting Near Widener University Prompts Campus Alert

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A report of a deadly shooting Thursday morning just off Widener University's campus led to an alert urging school community members to "please remain indoors until further notice," but police have now given the all-clear.

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Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

Evesham Police Department are conducting an investigation into a suspicious package found inside the lobby of the Evesham Municipal Complex. Evesham Police Department are conducting an investigation into a suspicious package found inside the lobby of the Evesham Municipal Complex.
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Evesham police are investigating a suspicious package found Thursday morning by an officer that forced a shutdown of the Evesham municipal complex. More>>

Police: Man Tried To Board Plane At Newark With Assault Rifle

Police say an Indiana man tried to board a flight for Chicago with an assault weapon at New Jersey's Newark airport. More>>

FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

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The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels. More>>

Ramsey: Deliveryman's Shooting By Police Looks Like 'Tragic Miscommunication' Video included

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Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia is a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.
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Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

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Police responded to a report of a shooting on Wayne Ave and Chelten Ave at 10:26pm Wednesday night outside of Victor's Tavern. More>>

Doctor, Daughter Accused In Haverford Home Marijuana Bust Video included

Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home. Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
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Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home. More>>

South Jersey Wildfire Destroys 1,500 Acres, Continues To Burn Video included

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Flames are tearing through a South Jersey forest right now, and this wildfire is only expected to grow.

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Heroin antidote save 5 in Ocean County

Five lives have been saved by police in Ocean County since they began using a heroin overdose antidote this month. More>>

DUI Driver Will Not Be Charged In Teen's Death Video included

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Cops say a driver accused of hitting and killing a Bucks County teen and injuring another while driving under the influence of prescription drugs and cocaine will not be charged. More>>

Fox 29 Rides Along With The Camden County Police Department Video included

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There is a heroin epidemic in our area Camden County Police say last month in a 24-hour period alone they had 20 heroin overdoses.Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson says the Camden-Philadelphia area has replaced New York as the national hub for heroin.However, it's less of a Camden City problem, and more of an issue of addiction in our suburbs.Fox 29’s Jennifer Joyce rode along with the Camden County Police Department tosee the problem first-hand in the video above. More>>

Sexual Assault Reported At West Chester University

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According to the Department of Public Safety at West Chester University, they received a report of an indecent assault occurring at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Frances Harvey Greene Library. More>>

Video: Shooting Outside Grocery Store Sends Bystanders Fleeing Video included

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Police have released surveillance video of a daylight shooting that left a 21-year-old man wounded five times, and they're seeking the public's help to identify him. More>>

Man Uses 10 Fake Names, Steals $360K In Welfare, Gets 30 Months

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A Philadelphia man who pleaded guilty to using multiple names and addresses to steal almost $360,000 in welfare benefits has been sentenced to serve less than three years in jail, authorities said Wednesday. More>>

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  • Hamels loses to Dodgers in 1st start of season

    Hamels loses to Dodgers in 1st start of season

    Zack Greinke outpitched Cole Hamels with seven strong innings, Hanley Ramirez homered and Yasiel Puig drove in two runs for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.
    Zack Greinke outpitched Cole Hamels with seven strong innings, Hanley Ramirez homered and Yasiel Puig drove in two runs for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.
  • Phillies activate Hamels to start against Dodgers

    Phillies activate Hamels to start against Dodgers

    The Philadelphia Phillies have activated Cole Hamels from the disabled list to make his season debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
    The Philadelphia Phillies have activated Cole Hamels from the disabled list to make his season debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Restaurant plans new statue of Joe Paterno

    Restaurant plans new statue of Joe Paterno

    Fans of the late Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno are planning to commission a new bronze statue of him, and place it across from the school.
    Fans of the late Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno are planning to commission a new bronze statue of him, and place it across from the school.
  • Phils beat Dodgers 3-2 in 10 on Brown's RBI double

    Phils beat Dodgers 3-2 in 10 on Brown's RBI double

    Domonic Brown doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning after a costly error by left fielder Carl Crawford, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Tuesday night.
    Domonic Brown doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning after a costly error by left fielder Carl Crawford, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Tuesday night.
  • David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

    David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:44:36 GMT
    David Moyes was fired as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, paying the price for the club's spectacular and sudden decline in his 10 months in charge since replacing Alex Ferguson.
    It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.
  • American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:24:15 GMT
    American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
    A year ago, an injured Meb Keflezighi watched the Boston Marathon from the stands at the finish line on Boylston Street, leaving five minutes before the bombs went off.
  • Phillies' Lee blanks Dodgers in 7-0 win

    Phillies' Lee blanks Dodgers in 7-0 win

    Cliff Lee scattered four hits over eight innings, struck out 10 and retired 21 of his last 22 batters to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.
    Cliff Lee scattered four hits over eight innings, struck out 10 and retired 21 of his last 22 batters to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.
  • In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:25:03 GMT
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...
    Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves.
  • MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

    MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:53:34 GMT
    By The Associated Press Thousands of runners are gathering at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, one year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people...
    By The Associated Press A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. For further updates, visit http://bigstory.ap.org.
  • Emery to start for injured Mason again

    Emery to start for injured Mason again

    Ray Emery will make his third straight start for injured goalie Steve Mason when the Philadelphia Flyers host the New York Rangers in Game 3 of their playoff series on Tuesday night.
    Ray Emery will make his third straight start for injured goalie Steve Mason when the Philadelphia Flyers host the New York Rangers in Game 3 of their playoff series on Tuesday night.
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  • Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange

    Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:15:09 GMT
    A technology committee is poised to make a final recommendation for the future of Cover Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange.
    After months of deliberation over what to do with Oregon's botched online health exchange, an advisory panel on Thursday recommended that the state drop the site for private policies and have Oregonians instead shop...
  • 9/11 museum film draws heat for portrayal of Islam

    9/11 museum film draws heat for portrayal of Islam

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:15:04 GMT
    A film that will be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum when it opens next month unfairly links Islam and terrorism, clergy members said in letters demanding it be changed.
    A film that will be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum when it opens next month unfairly links Islam and terrorism, clergy members said in letters demanding it be changed.
  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:54:50 GMT
    A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
    A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

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