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7 Alarm Fire Destroys Sea Isle Homes

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It's the sight and sound of destruction. More>>

Lehigh University Student Sexually Assaulted

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A sexual assault of a woman was reported at Lehigh University early Friday morning. More>>

Miley Cyrus Concert Rescheduled Due To Allergic Reaction

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Miley Cyrus is postponing her concert again at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday, April 21 to Saturday, August 2nd. More>>

76ers owner Harris calls 19-win season 'success'

Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris calls the 19-win season a success. More>>

GRADUAL WARM UP FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND

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Decreasing clouds and the return of sunshine for the holiday weekend.

Low in the 40s, Highs in the 60s for the weekend

Saturday High: 66

EASTER Sunday High: 65

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Police Seek Two Men In Fairhill Shooting

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Police are searching for two unknown men who shot a 19 year old man in Fairhill on April 17th 2014. More>>

Teen Suspended For Asking Miss America To Prom

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A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school. More>>

NJ police: 4 arrested after scrap metal heist

Authorities say gunshots were fired by suspects who were fleeing a hold-up at a scrap metal business near Newark Liberty International Airport. More>>

Man robs a bank, tries to rob another

Delaware State Police are looking for a man who tried to rob one bank and robbed a second bank within 15 minutes. More>>

Coast Guard Looking For Boater Who Went Overboard In Delaware River

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"Everything happened really in a blink of an eye there was really nothing we could do for him." More>>

Two Kittens Survive After Being Packed In A Box And Shipped Across California

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Two kittens were accidentally packed into a box and shipped from Hollywood, California to San Diego. More>>

Flyers could have G Steve Mason back for Game 2

The Philadelphia Flyers might have No. 1 goalie Steve Mason back for Game 2 against the Rangers. More>>

13-1/2 pound boy born at southeastern Pa. hospital

A woman has given birth to a more than 13-pound baby at a southeastern Pennsylvania hospital. More>>

2.6 Million Credit, Debit Cards Affected In Michaels Security Breach Video included

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The biggest arts and crafts retailer in the U.S. confirms it has been the target of a security breach. More>>

Del. inmate dies shortly after arriving at prison

Corrections officials say an inmate has died shortly after arriving at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. More>>

Police: Teen Tased During Alleged Shoplifting Incident

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The video shows the teen Tased had his hands up and was trying to back away when he was struck. More>>

Lawsuit filed over Del. medical marijuana effort

A lobbyist who once worked for U.S. Sen. Tom Carper is being sued for breach of contract in a fight over the awarding of a license to operate Delaware first medical marijuana dispensary. More>>

NJ woman sues over alleged ban on "8theist" plate

A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against the state's Motor Vehicle Commission, claiming the agency rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she's an Atheist. More>>

Pennsylvania man accused of sex assaults in NJ

Authorities have accused a Pennsylvania man of sexually assaulting three boys in New Jersey's Warren County. More>>

Local Tough Cops Learns Soft Tough Goes A Long Way

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The mob he chooses to confront on many nights under the Market Street El gets a different treatment a kinder, gentler Mike Chitwood. More>>

5th dies from Pennsylvania crash, 2 still critical

A fifth person has died a day after two cars collided on a rural western Pennsylvania highway. More>>

Penn State police: 3 posed nude at Nittany shrine

Penn State police say three male students who reportedly posed nude for a photo at the university's Nittany Lion Shrine face school discipline. More>>

NY truck driver accused of trying to beat NJ toll

Port Authority police say a truck driver from New York used a license plate on a hinge to try to beat paying a toll on the New Jersey side of the Goethals Bridge. More>>

Project Aims To Promote Good Works In Camden

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Inspired by the popular music for Pharrell Williams' Oscar-nominated song "Happy," staffers and volunteers from 12 local nonprofits came together for their own music video to express their own happiness. More>>

1 Dead In West Oak Lane Car Accident

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Investigators say a car and a taxi collided on the 7100 block of Old York Road in West Oak Lane at approximately 1:35 am. More>>

South Korean Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant For Ferry Captain Video included

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New details are emerging out of South Korea about who was really steering a ferry when it capsized as crews work feverishly to find those trapped in the sinking ship. More>>

McNabb Mugshot Released After He Serves 1 Day In Jail For DUI

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A mugshot of former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday in connection with a "criminal" traffic case. More>>

New Jersey offering child-support amnesty

New Jersey is offering a weeklong amnesty to parents who are behind in child support payments. More>>

1 Dead In Lawncrest Double Shooting, Possible Abduction Video included

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A search is under way for the gunmen who tied up and shot two men in Philadelphia's Lawncrest section, killing one of them and wounding the other. Police believe the victims were abducted. More>>

8 confirmed cases of mumps at New Jersey college

Officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology. More>>

18-Wheel Tractor Trailer Slams Into Bethlehem Township House Video included

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A terrifying afternoon for a young mother home with her 3-month-old baby when a tractor trailer came crashing into their Bethlehem Township house. Luckily, everyone is ok. More>>

Police And FBI Search For Armored Car Bandits, Recover Getaway Vehicles Video included

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The Philadelphia Highway Patrol and the FBI chased down a white Cadillac Escalade, now believed to be the second getaway car used by a crew of robbers that pulled off a daring armored car heist at this TD Bank in Tacony.
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Medal Of Honor Recipients Raise Money For Charity Video included

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The three Medal of Honor recipients stopped by The Irish Pub in Rittenhouse Square to raise money for The Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. More>>

Rangers score 3 in 3rd, top Flyers in opener 4-1

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Carl Hagelin's contribution to the New York Rangers' playoff-opening win was etched all over his busted-up mouth. More>>

Rangers score 3 in 3rd, top Flyers in opener 4-1

Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat Philadelphia 4-1 in the playoff opener on Thursday night to stretch their home-winning streak over... More>>

Trucker charged after fatal collision in NJ

Police have arrested the driver of a tractor-trailer who was allegedly on drugs when he rear-ended a woman's car on a New Jersey highway, killing her. More>>

Atlantic-Cape Community College Accused By Activists Of Discriminating The Blind Video included

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Atlantic-Cape Community College is under fire, accused of discriminating against a current blind student and another blind student, who was considering attending the school. More>>

76ers look toward future after dismal season

The Philadelphia 76ers opened the season with a win against Miami and they beat the Heat again in the finale. More>>

NFL, lawyers at work on $765M concussion deal

A judge overseeing thousands of NFL concussion-linked lawsuits says lawyers are still working to address her concerns about the proposed $765 million fund. More>>

Warren County Prosecutor: Phillipsburg Wrestlers Will Not Be Charged For Photo

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The Warren County Prosecutor Office and the Phillipsburg Police Department say they have completed their investigation into a controversial photo of Phillipsburg High School wrestlers, and have determined that no charges will be filed against the students. More>>

Revere's RBI Single Lifts Phillies Over Braves 1-0

Ben Revere's RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday afternoon. More>>

Ill, hospitalized Miley Cyrus postpones more shows

Miley Cyrus is postponing more concerts as she remains in a hospital for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. More>>

9 Pennsylvania colleges target of gender complaint

A women's legal organization claims that nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students. More>>

Local Dog Walking Watch Keeps The Streets Safe Video included

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You've heard of the neighborhood watch. But what about the dog walking watch? It's a new program designed to make local streets safer and it's getting a lot of buzz. More>>

Father Says Daughter Called Him From Sinking Van

The husband of a New Jersey woman accused of driving their children into a river says one of the teens called him from the sinking van. More>>

Delaware Troopers Investigate Shore Stop Armed Robbery

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The incident occurred 4:45 a.m. Wednesday morning when two male suspects, one armed with a handgun, entered the convenience store. More>>

Boyfriend of Pa. woman found dead remains jailed

The boyfriend of a suburban Philadelphia woman found dead inside a car two months ago will stay behind bars for violating his probation in a drunken driving case. More>>

Fire in bathroom at Atlantic City's Tropicana

No one was injured in a fire on the 57th floor of Atlantic City's Tropicana Casino and Resort. More>>

Brandywine Park Flasher Turns Himself In To Police

55-year old Nicholas Saienni turned himself in at Wilmington Police Headquarters yesterday afternoon after investigators contacted him. 55-year old Nicholas Saienni turned himself in at Wilmington Police Headquarters yesterday afternoon after investigators contacted him.
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55-year old Nicholas Saienni turned himself in at Wilmington Police Headquarters yesterday afternoon after investigators contacted him. More>>

Beau Biden Plans 2016 Run For Delaware Governor

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Vice President Joe Biden's eldest son, Beau Biden, says he has decided not to seek re-election as Delaware attorney general this year and instead plans to run for governor in 2016. More>>

Good Samaritan Talks After Mom Allegedly Drove Kids Into River Video included

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A trip for ice cream takes a terrifying turn when a local mother is accused of driving straight into the Delaware River! Hear from the man who rescued her three kids from the water. More>>

Armored Car Robbed Of $105,000 In Northeast Philadelphia Video included

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A manhunt is on in Northeast Philadelphia after an armored car was robbed of $105,000. More>>

Employee Robbed Inside Oxford Circle Wawa

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After the suspect stated he had a gun, and making a motion with his right hand which was in his jacket pocket, the employee gave the suspect an undetermined amount of money from the cash register. More>>

3 running marathon to support stabbing school

Three people from the western Pennsylvania town where 21 students and a security guard were injured in a mass high school stabbing are hoping to raise money for the victims by running the Boston Marathon. More>>

Del. museum: Art vandalized with stickers

The Delaware Museum of Art says a group of visitors recently vandalized paintings and a statue with stickers. More>>

Judge allows Atlantic City boardwalk jitney test

Motorized jitneys will get to carry passengers on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. More>>

Obama praises Biden, but doesn't endorse for 2016

President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House. More>>

Attorney: Philly mom sought in death to surrender

An attorney says a west Philadelphia woman being sought in the shooting death of her 11-year-old daughter by a toddler plans to surrender to authorities. More>>

Dozens Displaced From Apartments After Logan Fire

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Fire Officials are investigating a late night fire in the Logan section of the city that left over a dozen people, including children displaced. More>>

SEPTA Releases Videos Of Riders On Subway Tracks Video included

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A warning from SEPTA: Do not follow the examples you're about to see! More>>

Elmwood Park fire captain charged with DWI

Officials have banned the consumption and possession of alcohol at a northern New Jersey volunteer fire department after a firefighter was accused of driving drunk. More>>

Fox 29 Investigates: School Crossing Guards Video included

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In Philadelphia, the city pays crossing guards about $50 a day to ensure the child's safety. But what happens when they don't show? FOX 29's Jeff Cole investigates. More>>

Group to release results of annual beach sweep

Environmentalists are set to release the results of New Jersey's annual beach sweep. More>>

Christie, bridge prosecutor to speak at same event

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the federal prosecutor investigating political payback allegations involving the Republican's administration are both set to speak at a prisoner re-entry conference on Thursday. More>>

Tone changing fast in Democrats' race for governor

The tone of the Democratic gubernatorial campaign is changing quickly. More>>

Ex-honors student's terror sentencing scheduled

A Maryland teen convicted with two women in a Jihadist terror plot is set to be sentenced in Philadelphia. More>>

Mother Charged With Trying To Kill Her Three Teenage Children Video included

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Prosecutors say they have charged a Florence Township woman with trying to kill her three teenage children by driving into the Delaware River. More>>

Only On Fox: Grieving Widow Says Burglar Stole Her Wedding Ring Video included

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A heartbroken South Jersey woman says a burglar stole something from her she can never replace. More>>

76ers top resting Heat in finale, 100-87

Thaddeus Young scored 20 points, Michael Carter-Williams had 12 in the final game of his impressive rookie campaign, and the Philadelphia 76ers wrapped up a dismal season by topping the Miami Heat 100-87 on Wednesday night. More>>

Liberty High School Threat Declared A Hoax Video included

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Police investigate to find out who phoned in bogus 9-1-1 call warning of armed men in Bethlehem school. More>>

Teheran 3-hits Phillies; Braves win 1-0

Julio Teheran pitched a three-hitter, Evan Gattis homered among a career-best four hits, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 Wednesday night. More>>

Henry, Sam lead Red Bulls past Union 2-1

Thierry Henry and Lloyd Sam scored second-half goals to give the New York Red Bulls their first win of the season, 2-1 over the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday night. More>>

Coatesville Police Search For Alleged Suspects Who Shot Into A House Video included

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Coatesville Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects pictured in a surveillance video who allegedly shot into a home 14 times while small children were inside.

 
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Pennsylvania man busted with loaded gun at JFK

Authorities say a Pennsylvania man bound for Los Angeles was arrested at John F. Kennedy Airport after he tried to pass through security with a loaded handgun and a pair of brass knuckles. More>>

School Bus Crash In Washington Township, N.J. Video included

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We're following breaking news. SkyFOX is over the scene of a school bus accident at Hurffville Crosskeys Road & Fish Pond Road in Washington Twp., N.J. More>>

Philly mayor signs order limiting ICE detentions

The mayor of Philadelphia has signed an executive order limiting the police department's cooperation with federal immigration officials. More>>

Allergies And Pink Eye Hitting Everyone Earlier And Harder

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The symphony of misery. Yes, it's hitting a lot of us earlier and worse than any we might remember. More>>

Tractor Trailer Overturned On Rt 130

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An overturned tractor trailer at the height of rush hour! More>>

Free Coffee At Wawa For 50th Anniversary Celebration Video included

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Wawa is celebrating their 50th anniversary, and as part of the celebration, coffee is on the house all day. More>>

Developing Story: 10-Year-Old Boy Drowns In Bathtub Video included

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Police responded to 3100 block of Magee Ave around noon today for an unresponsive child in the bathtub. More>>

Pa. school lockdown lifted after phone threat Video included

A lockdown has been lifted at an eastern Pennsylvania school after a phone threat about a gunman prompted police to search the building and grounds for several hours. More>>

Dad Charged After Giving Alcohol At His Daughter's Sweet Sixteen Party

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A Montgomery county dad is in trouble with the law over his daughter's sweet 16 birthday party! More>>

Rangers look to make most of home ice vs. Flyers

It's Broadway vs. Broad Street for the first time in 17 years. More>>

Pa. school on lockdown after phone threat

An eastern Pennsylvania school is on lockdown after police say someone called 911 with a threat. More>>

Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

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It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman More>>

Man Charged With Attempted Homicide After Domestic Dispute

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Police say 45-year-old Stephen Clark of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is facing charges after police were notified by JFK Hospital that a 41-year-old female sustained injuries after a domestic dispute. More>>

Southwest Couple Tied Up And Tortured In Home Invasion

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It was a horrifying night for a couple in southwest Philadelphia. More>>

Pa. man charged with hosting boozy 'Sweet 16' bash

A suburban Philadelphia man is facing charges in connection with a "Sweet 16" party at his home. More>>

"Budweiser Made in America" Festival Returns To Philadelphia

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The City of Philadelphia announces that "Budweiser Made in America" Festival will return to Philadelphia for the third time on Labor Day weekend this year. More>>

PECO Employees Renovate West Philly Home

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The group came together with ACHIEVEABILITY's Family Self Sufficiency Program to help a family in need.

 
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Delaware AG's office target of overtime lawsuit

Three men who worked as detectives in the Delaware attorney general's office have filed a lawsuit claiming that the justice agency and Attorney General Beau Biden have refused to pay them overtime. More>>

Philly newspapers going to auction; rules debated

A Delaware judge is hearing testimony about what style auction would bring the highest price for two Philadelphia newspapers. More>>

Mother sought in Pa. girl's shooting death by tot

Police are seeking the mother of an 11-year-old girl they say was apparently shot and killed by a younger child while playing with a gun inside a west Philadelphia home earlier this month. More>>

Marijuana Grow Operation Found in Wilmington Home

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Police have arrested two people for drug related offenses after officers found marijuana plants and weapons inside their Wilmington home. More>>

Chestnut Hill Student Found Dead In Dorm

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Philadelphia Police found 22-year old Bradley David Amerman, a senior business major, not breathing and pronounced him dead at the scene. More>>

Challenge to Corbett's GOP foe goes to high court

A Republican Party-backed effort to disqualify the lone primary challenger to Gov. Tom Corbett is headed to the state Supreme Court. More>>

Fire Crews Battle 2-Alarm Fire in Folcroft

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SkyFOX flew over the 2900 block of Heather Road when the bulk of the fire was knocked off. Fire crews arrived to the scene just before 7a.m. More>>

5 charged after fight in Dover bar parking lot

Dover Police say five women are facing charges after a fight broke out in the parking lot of a bar after a party. More>>

Three-Alarm Fire Blazes Windsor Apartment Complex

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Fire Crews are battling a three alarm fire at a Windsor, NJ apartment complex. More>>

Mayor wants $1.2M more to cover snow day costs

Wilmington's mayor is seeking another $1.2 million to cover unexpected snow day expenses after the harsh winter. More>>

Police standoff ends peacefully in Pitman

A police standoff in Pitman ended peacefully after five hours. More>>

Poll: Residents sour on NJ's Sandy recovery effort

A new poll finds New Jerseyans are souring on how the state is handling Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts. More>>

Wawa convenience stores mark 50th anniversary

Wawa convenience stores are celebrating the company's 50th anniversary, but customers will be getting the gifts. More>>

Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

A Pittsburgh-area high school is to resume classes one week after a student stabbed 21 others and a security guard, leaving four students still hospitalized. More>>

Local Runners Head To The Boston Marathon Video included

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For some local runners who were in Boston one year ago today that way of life has a new meaning. More>>

Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged with possession of a hoax device,... More>>

Police Search For Serial Robber In Northeast Philadelphia Video included

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Police are searching for a serial robber who they say is wanted in a string of hold-ups at local stores in the city's Oxford Circle section. More>>

Amber Alert Canceled, Mother And 20-Month-Old Son Found Video included

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State Police say the Amber Alert has been lifted. According to police, the mother and son were found with no injuries in Lancaster County. Jessica Mauger was taken into custody.
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Dog Summoned For Jury Duty In New Jersey Video included

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You've heard of dogs being used to fight crime, but a mistake made at a South Jersey court house almost took K9 justice to a new level. More>>

2 critically injured in 4-vehicle crash

Delaware State Police say two drivers were critically injured in a four-vehicle crash in New Castle. More>>

Flyers goalie Steve Mason iffy for playoffs

Steve Mason kept the Philadelphia Flyers afloat when they struggled early in the season. Now they may start the playoffs without their No. 1 goalie. More>>

Only On Fox: Investigators Say 4th Street Explosive Device Could Have Triggered Fire Video included

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Investigators from the Federal Arson and Explosives Task Force spent Tuesday morning inside a storefront looking for clues after a sophisticated explosive device was discovered on Monday night. More>>

Community Mourns Loss Of Boy Killed Hours After His Father’s Funeral Video included

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The loss of a little boy is weighing heavily on a community, but they're coming together to mourn his loss and help his family. More>>

Braves vs Phillies postponed by rain

The game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies has been postponed by inclement weather. More>>

Male Cop Dresses As Amish Woman To Stop Pa. Flasher

A police officer has been dressing as an Amish woman - along with a female officer from a neighboring department - hoping to scare off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children. More>>

Rival owners of Philly newspapers pledge $77M bids

Rival owners fighting for control of Philadelphia's two largest newspapers have each pledged $77 million to buy the other out. More>>

Pa. man admits to tampering with electric meters

A Philadelphia man has admitted to tampering with utility meters in the city and suburbs, reducing the monthly electrical bills for more than two dozen PECO customers. More>>

Corbett signs 4 more child-abuse prevention bills

Four more bills spurred by the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy child sexual abuse scandals are now law in Pennsylvania. More>>

Authorities: 2nd Vineland shooting victim dies

Another person shot and wounded during a series of violent incidents in a southern New Jersey community has died from his injuries. More>>

Man Reaches Through Window, Holds Gun To Clerk's Face Video included

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Police are seeking a man who pulled a gun and reached through protective glass to hold it against a clerk's head inside a Philadelphia market. More>>

Police Arrest Delaware Man For Manufacturing Meth In Home

On Monday April 14, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., police responded to the 1000 block of Lion Hope Road to locate David L. Moser for some outstanding capiases out of Kent County courts. On Monday April 14, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., police responded to the 1000 block of Lion Hope Road to locate David L. Moser for some outstanding capiases out of Kent County courts.
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Delaware State Police have arrested a Clayton man accused of manufacturing Methamphetamine (Meth) in his house. More>>

Local Man Running Again In Boston Marathon

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There were many local people who ran in the Boston Marathon last year, including Brad Spicer. You won't believe his story. More>>

NJ taxpayers paying bridge investigation lawyers

New Jersey taxpayers are paying five law firms to represent state employees as lawmakers and prosecutors investigate lane closures near the George Washington Bridge. More>>

Freeh gets expedited appeal in Penn State lawsuit

Pennsylvania Superior Court has expedited former FBI director Louis Freeh's appeal of a lower court decision to delay a defamation suit brought by former Penn State president Graham Spanier. More>>

Gov. Christie hits the road for another town hall

Gov. Chris Christie will be in Somerset for another town hall meeting. More>>

1 Dead, 1 Wounded In Shooting At Feltonville Home Video included

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A man is shot to death at a home right off Roosevelt Boulevard, and a second person is taken to the hospital. Now, the hunt is on for the gunman. More>>

Motive Sought After More Than 20 Stabbed At Pa. School Video included

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Police remain at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville as they try to find a motive for Wednesday morning's attack. More>>

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