La Salle to allow dogs as pets in campus dorm

La Salle University announced this week it will allow students to have dogs as pets in one of its residence halls. It appears to be the first college in Philadelphia to do so. It's not common nationally either.

At Pope Francis’ sex abuse summit, American cardinal offers plan for bishops to police each other

Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, floated a similar proposal at a meeting of U.S bishops last year. But by endorsing it from a Vatican pulpit Friday, he propelled the idea to the forefront of the church's global debate.

At Pope Francis’ sex abuse summit, American cardinal offers plan for bishops to police each other

Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, floated a similar proposal at a meeting of U.S bishops last year. But by endorsing it from a Vatican pulpit Friday, he propelled the idea to the forefront of the church's global debate.

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In one of the richest zip codes in America, capitalism takes aim at a beloved luncheonette

Inside this legendarily wealthy Main Line enclave, brute market forces are swatting at the locals.
Opinion

In one of the richest zip codes in America, capitalism takes aim at a beloved luncheonette

Inside this legendarily wealthy Main Line enclave, brute market forces are swatting at the locals.

His car was impossibly stuck in the snow. Then, a man in a pot leaf suit appeared.

“All I could see around me was white snow, and then all of sudden this angelic man in a green suit comes knocking on my window.”

His car was impossibly stuck in the snow. Then, a man in a pot leaf suit appeared.

“All I could see around me was white snow, and then all of sudden this angelic man in a green suit comes knocking on my window.”
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5 years after Nadia Malik’s death, grief and uncertainty weigh heavily on her family

There are still few answers into the death of the Delaware County mother found dead in a car near 30th Street Station in February 2014.

Philadelphia spells out how its municipal ID program would work

Philadelphia laid out new details this week as to how it plans to operate its municipal ID program, including how the cards will handle gender, a comprehensive list of accepted identifying documents, and how much the cards will cost.

Remains identified as Pittsburgh woman last seen in 1960s

Police identify remains found buried in a Pittsburgh backyard as those of a woman who lived at the home in the 1960s.

Penn State ex-president Spanier’s request for appeal denied

The man who served as Penn State's president when the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal erupted may soon be headed to jail after Pennsylvania's highest court said it will not take up his appeal.

Penn State ex-president Spanier’s request for appeal denied

The man who served as Penn State's president when the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal erupted may soon be headed to jail after Pennsylvania's highest court said it will not take up his appeal

Pope Francis seeks solutions, victims skeptical as historic clergy sex-abuse summit opens in Rome

Organizers have said they hope the four-day summit will prove to be as a “turning point” for a hierarchy battered by a series of scandals – especially in the United States.

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At Glen Mills, leaders have used the school’s prestige to silence abused students — for decades

Numerous counselors and students at Glen Mills Schools say violence was an open secret but threats kept them from reporting it.

U.S. Supreme Court limits state and local authorities’ power to seize property, impose fines

The unanimous ruling said the constitutional protection against excessive fines applies not only to the federal government, but also to state and local authorities. Philadelphia's program had once been cited as one of the worst examples of forfeiture overreach.

Chester County man causes fatal crash in sixth DUI in 9 years, police say

Police say David Strowhouer initially lied and said his cousin was behind the wheel.

Gun control bills, many marking Parkland anniversary, proliferate in Congress

Several control bills have been introduced in state houses and the new Congress that sponsors say are aimed at reducing shootings, suicides, and domestic violence, along with other proposals that call for expanding gun rights.

Meet ‘Mayor Jim Kenney,’ a 25-year-old woman

In social media, email and letters, Chamarra McCrorey is 'Mayor Jim Kenney.'

Gettysburg College trustee resigns over offensive yearbook photo

“I understand how disturbing this image is to members of the Gettysburg College community, and especially those who are Jewish,” trustee Bob Garthwait, 58, said in the statement. "As a sophomore in 1980, I was not fully aware of the significance of those symbols..."

For unique, American-made crafts, this Philly convention is the place to be

The annual American Handcrafted show in Philadelphia is the largest event of its kind according to the group’s website. It sells everything from hand-made ceramics, to crafted food and beverages, to jewelry made with recycled materials. Artists and buyers have been coming here for 30 years.

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