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Police: South Jersey Officer Breaks Window To Rescue Baby From Hot Car

Police: South Jersey Officer Breaks Window To Rescue Baby From Hot Car
 
CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) — A Camden County police officer may have saved an infant’s life today when she rescued the baby from a hot vehicle.

Police Lieutenant Richard Verticelli says it happened outside the CVS and TD Bank at 5th Street and Mickle Boulevard.

Officer Belinda Villegas-Ramos was on security detail when a woman told her a baby was crying inside a locked Jeep.

Verticelli says, “She went up to the jeep and sees an infant inside the vehicle, crying hysterically and sweating profusely.”

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Rally Underway In Philadelphia In Solidarity With Baltimore Protests

Rally Underway In Philadelphia In Solidarity With Baltimore Protests
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In solidarity with the Baltimore protests, a march titled “Philly Is Baltimore” is underway in Philadelphia.

Hundreds of people gathered at City Hall Thursday afternoon to voice concerns over police violence.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mother Of Brandon Tate-Brown Files Class Action And Wrongful Death Suit Against City

Mother Of Brandon Tate-Brown Files Class Action And Wrongful Death Suit Against City
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The mother of Brandon Tate-Brown, the man killed by police during a traffic stop in Frankford last December — sued the city of Philadelphia and two police officers involved in the shooting on Tuesday. The state class action lawsuit seeks damages for wrongful death, assault and demands police reforms.

“I believe that my son’s rights were violated,” says Tanya Brown-Dickerson, “I want honesty and transparency and accountability, and I want new laws.”

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Authorities: Local Woman Concealed Child’s Death To Continue Receiving Government Benefits

Authorities: Local Woman Concealed Child’s Death To Continue Receiving Government Benefits

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Authorities say a Philadelphia woman concealed the death of her daughter in order to continue receiving Supplemental Security Income payments.

Officials say 38-year-old Nakia Calicat, of Philadelphia, gave birth in December of 2006 and filed for SSI benefits in 2007.

Authorities say the child died in July of 2010 but the Social Security Administration was not informed of the death until August of 2013.

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CHOP Unveils New Book Teaching Kids What To Expect At Hospitals

CHOP Unveils New Book Teaching Kids What To Expect At Hospitals
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new Berenstain Bears book unveiled at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Wednesday morning aims to help kids understand what happens inside a medical center.

For generations, the Berenstain Bears have helped kids learn about what to expect with new experiences, like starting school or moving to a new house. Author and illustrator Mike Berenstain says this book — titled “Hospital Friends” — was one he has always wanted to produce:

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Students At Phila. High School Get Special Lesson On Safe Internet Usage

Students At Phila. High School Get Special Lesson On Safe Internet Usage
 
(credit: Marcy Norton/KYW)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Students at Imhotep Institute Charter High School got a lesson about their future Tuesday and about how they can be safer online.

Uniformed 10th graders sat in rows in the cafeteria joking and laughing before the assembly, but the topic was no joke. Ameer Blackmon of the Pennsylvania State Attorney General’s Office says kids this age sometimes don’t think ahead when it comes to online activity.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

70 Years After Walking Free From A Concentration Camp, A NJ Professor Gives His Eyewitness Account

70 Years After Walking Free From A Concentration Camp, A NJ Professor Gives His Eyewitness Account

VINELAND, NJ (CBS) – Dr. Murray Kohn was 12-years-old when the Nazis took him and about 80 relatives from their Polish ghetto to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp.

His mother and little sister died in the gas chambers the first night.

“When you ask me how did you survive? I say God knows, I don’t,” says Dr. Kohn who lives in Vineland.
Kohn and his father were forced into slave labor for two and a half years until the end of World War II.

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Pa. Supreme Court Upholds 2012 Conviction Of High Ranking Church Official

Pa. Supreme Court Upholds 2012 Conviction Of High Ranking Church Official

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In a stunning reversal, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court is upholding the 2012 conviction of Monsignor William Lynn, the first Roman Catholic official sent to prison over his handling of priest abuse complaints. The DA’s office hasn’t said whether it will try to revoke bail and send him back to prison, pending more legal arguments.

Monsignor Lynn was convicted of a single charge of endangering the welfare of a child, and sentenced to three to six years in prison in 2012. As the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s former secretary for clergy, he was the official responsible for investigating and recommending punishment for priests accused of sexual and other misconduct.

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I-Team Exclusive: When Heroin Arrived At School, Veteran Officer Credited With Making The Difference

I-Team Exclusive: When Heroin Arrived At School, Veteran Officer Credited With Making The Difference

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police are crediting a veteran officer with helping protect children from exposure to a deadly drug, when packets of heroin were brought into the school where she is assigned as part of the department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Unit.

In an exclusive interview with CBS 3’s Walt Hunter, Officer Wendy McGrody, who has worked around the city for DARE in schools for 19 years, told how a young student, who she has just instructed about the dangers of drugs, walked up to her in the crowded cafeteria of the Cramp School, handing her a heroin packet he had just found, explaining, “it was the ‘right thing to do’, those were his exact words.”

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Three Students Honored in Philadelphia For Essays Honoring Dr. King’s Selma March

Three Students Honored in Philadelphia For Essays Honoring Dr. King’s Selma March

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The National Liberty Museum, in Old City, rolled out the red carpet today for three students who submitted the winning essays and video speeches marking the 50th anniversary of historic march in Selma, Ala. led by Dr. Martin Luther King.

The 2015 “Selma Speech and Essay” contest drew nearly 800 entries nationwide.   Judges, including rapper Common, sifted through the submissions, whittling them down to the top three, who were honored today in a full scale celebration.

“I feel so blessed to be here and to receive this distinction,” said Rockaway, NJ tenth-grader Ifeoma White-Thorpe, who tied for first place and won $5,000, thanks to her stirring spoken-word essay about decreasing freedoms among young black young men following the shooting last year of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

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New Phila. Career Link Center Offers New, One-Stop Approach For Job Seekers

New Phila. Career Link Center Offers New, One-Stop Approach For Job Seekers

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia social service agency that runs “Pennsylvania Career Link” centers in the city today opened its first “integrated” center, offering all its services in one location.

Mark Edwards, CEO of Philadelphia Works, says the streamlined approach now being offered at their Suburban Station location provides one-stop shopping for those looking to begin a career.

“As soon as they step into the lobby they’re going to see a monitor that has hot jobs on it,” he explained today.  “Those hot jobs will have a number associated with it.  They can go into any one of our computer labs, punch that number in, and the actual job posting will come up and they can apply for the job.”

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Caught On Tape: Good Samaritan Jumps Onto SEPTA Tracks To Rescue Passenger After Fall

Caught On Tape: Good Samaritan Jumps Onto SEPTA Tracks To Rescue Passenger After Fall
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Officials say a man fell off a SEPTA platform onto the tracks and a Good Samaritan jumped to his rescue.

SEPTA says it happened at about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday at the 15th Street Station of the Market-Frankford Line.

According to SEPTA officials, a man was walking close to the edge of the platform when he fell onto the tracks.  Officials say another man walking on the platform immediately jumped down onto the tracks and
rescued the man who fell.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hundreds of Peco Workers Put Energy Back Into Community For National Volunteer Week

Hundreds of Peco Workers Put Energy Back Into Community For National Volunteer Week


(Peco and Philabundance workers chip in to pack boxes of food for senior citizens in need.  Photo by Steve Tawa)
(Peco and Philabundance workers chip in to pack boxes of food
for senior citizens in need.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — About 20 Peco employees were inside the Philabundance warehouse in South Philadelphia today, helping to box food to be distributed to low-income seniors in need.

Peco’s governmental and external affairs workers were situated along a conveyer belt, preparing those care packages.

“This is just one of 40 events that we’re doing throughout the Greater Philadelphia region in support of National Volunteer Week,” noted Peco spokeswoman Debra Yemenijian.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Officials Roll Out Big Changes To Philadelphia’s Delaware River Waterfront This Summer

Officials Roll Out Big Changes To Philadelphia’s Delaware River Waterfront This Summer
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront is getting a summer makeover.
The wintertime ice rink, at Spruce Street Harbor Park, is being transformed into a summertime roller rink. 

But that’s not the only big change taking place.

“An extended boardwalk with a new family entertainment area.  The return of the Oasis — three floating barges featuring a net lounge, water gardens, colorful seating, and a new conceptualized restaurant and bar.  And of course, more hammocks and more seating,” notes Tom Corcoran, with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.

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Philadelphia Marks 150th Anniversary Of The Surrender Which Brought Nation’s Civil War To An End

Philadelphia Marks 150th Anniversary Of The Surrender Which Brought Nation’s Civil War To An End

Cynthia MacLeod, superintendent of Independence National Historical Park, speaks during ceremonies on Thursday in front of the Liberty Bell marking the 150th anniversary of the signing of surrender documents which ended the Civil War. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)
Cynthia MacLeod, superintendent of Independence National Historical
Park, speaks during ceremonies on Thursday in front of the Liberty Bell
marking the 150th anniversary of the signing of surrender documents
which ended the Civil War.
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia marked the 150th anniversary of the surrender which brought the nation’s four-year civil war to an end.
 
With the Liberty Bell as a backdrop and the pealing of the Centennial Bell in the tower of Independence Hall, re-enactors joined staff at Independence National Historical Park in commemorating the anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia. 
 
For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Newly Discovered Cézanne Works Go on Temporary Display Friday at Barnes Museum

Newly Discovered Cézanne Works Go on Temporary Display Friday at Barnes Museum
 
(Gwenanne Edwards and Samantha Sheesley, who discovered the Cézanne works, chat at the Barnes.  In the foreground are the versos of the Cézanne paintings.  Photo by Steve Tawa)
Gwenanne Edwards and Samantha Sheesley, who discovered the
Cézanne works, chat at the Barnes. In the foreground are the versos
of the Cézanne paintings.
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Visitors to the Barnes Foundation, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, will soon get a bonus, courtesy of a French master whose previously unknown sketches recently caught restoration workers by surprise.

The two sketches, by post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne, were discovered on the reverse side of two watercolors in the museum’s permanent collection, hanging in the Barnes for all these years.  The unfinished hidden pieces — one graphite and one watercolor — had never been mentioned in any of founder Albert Barnes’ correspondence.

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Mural Arts Program Opens New Tour Office on Broad Street, Adjacent to Academy of Fine Arts

Mural Arts Program Opens New Tour Office on Broad Street, Adjacent to Academy of Fine Arts
 
(Officials of the Mural Arts Program cut a ribbon to ceremonially open a new tour office on North Broad Street, near Cherry.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)
Officials of the Mural Arts Program cut a ribbon to ceremonially
open a new tour office on North Broad Street, near Cherry.
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Mural Arts Program has revealed its plans for the 2015 tour season, and today unveiled a new office space in center city.

“It’s not only a new home but it’s a new chapter of collaboration with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,” noted Joan Reilly, chief operation officer of Mural Arts.

Reilly (in center of photo) says she is jubilant about the program’s new home and its neighbor on North Broad Street.

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Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate

Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate 

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In this April 4, 2015, frame from video provided by attorney L. Chris Stewart representing the family of Walter Lamer Scott, city patrolman Michael Thomas Slager checks Scott's pulse in North Charleston, S.C. Slager was charged with murder on Tuesday, April 7, hours after law enforcement officials viewed the dramatic video that appears to show him shooting a fleeing Scott several times in the back.
  
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A young man whose cellphone video put a South Carolina police officer in jail on a murder charge said Wednesday that he gave the recording to the dead man's family because if it was his relative who was killed, he "would have liked to know the truth."

Feidin Santana told NBC News that while walking to work, he noticed Officer Michael Thomas Slager controlling Walter Lamer Scott on the ground, and began recording when he heard the sound of a Taser. 

"Mr. Scott was trying just to get away from the Taser," Santana said.
Slager initially claimed he fired in self-defense after the suspect he had pulled over for a broken brake light grabbed his Taser.

Santana's recording documented a different scenario. It begins at a moment when both men standing, as Scott pulls away from the officer and an object appearing to be a stun gun falls to the ground, trailing wires. As the unarmed man runs away, Slager then pulls out his Glock pistol and fires eight times at the back of the 50-year-old man, until he crumples to the ground about 30 feet away.

After the video was made public Tuesday by a lawyer for the dead man's family, Slager, 33, was swiftly charged with murder and fired, and a judge ordered him jailed without bond on the charge that could carry a sentence of 30 years to life in prison.

But that did little to quell the outrage of an angry crowd at North Charleston's City Hall, where the mayor and police chief were shouted down with calls of "no justice, no peace."

Not once in the moments recorded by Santana can the officer be heard yelling "stop" or telling the man to surrender. Moments after handcuffing the dying man face-down on the ground, Slager walks back to pick up what appears to be the Taser, then return and drop it at Scott's feet as another officer arrives to check the dying man's condition. Then he picks it up again after exchanging words with the other officer.

The video changed everything, authorities and advocates said Wednesday.

"What if there was no video? What if there was no witness, or `hero' as I call him, to come forward?" the Scott family's lawyer, L. Chris Stewart, told The Associated Press. "We didn't know he existed. He came out the blue."

Mayor Keith Summey announced that he's ordering 150 more body cameras so that every uniformed officer on the street will wear one, a key demand of the Black Lives Matter movement that is growing nationwide. 

For his part, Police Chief Eddie Driggers said "I have watched the video. And I was sickened by what I saw. 

And I have not watched it since."

Their news conference was meant to quiet the uproar, but both were interrupted with shouted questions they said they could not answer, since the investigation was turned over to state law enforcement.

The video also prompted the FBI and the Justice Department's civil rights prosecutors to announce a federal probe Wednesday. At the White House, spokesman Josh Earnest said the video is "awfully hard to watch" and said he wouldn't be surprised if President Barack Obama has seen it, "given the amount of media attention that this issue has received."

Outside City Hall, local organizer Muhiydin D'Baha repeatedly hollered, "Eight shots in the back!" through a bullhorn. The crowd yelled, "In the back!" in response, aiming to coin a new phrase to supplant the "hands up, don't shoot!" refrain that grew out of other officer-involved killings.

But Stewart appealed to keep protests peaceful, saying any violence will undo the family's success so far in making the system work. He also plans to sue the police department, which he accused of acting decisively only because the video exposed what really happened.

Investigators also are reviewing a police dash-cam video that may show the beginnings of the traffic stop, police said, and audio of the police radio traffic revealed the sounds of Slager breathing heavily as he chases Scott into the empty lot and calls for backup, among other things. A passenger in Scott's car also was detained, according to the police reports.

The black police officer who appears in the video checking the dying man's condition, Clarence Habersham, made no mention of Slager or any of his actions in his brief official incident report, according to a copy obtained by the AP.

Months or years have passed in many other police-involved shootings before accused officers are fired, and few face criminal charges. Nationwide protests intensified after grand juries declined to indict police in the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner on Staten Island, New York.

But the swift action in this case did not satisfy Lance Braye, a 23-year-old demonstrator who hopes the video will help people understand that even officers can lie to save themselves when they do wrong.

"All you have to do is look at the story that was told before the video came out," Braye said.

Scott had four children, was engaged and had been honorably discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard, with no violent offenses on his record, Stewart said. He worked at a trucking distribution center, and may have feared being jailed for being behind on child support payments, his family said.

Slager also was a Coast Guard veteran, and his wife is eight months pregnant, the mayor said, which is why the city will keep paying the family's health insurance premiums despite his firing.

Santana, who has been cooperating with investigators, acknowledged that "the officer also has his family."

"But I think that he made a bad decision. And you pay for your decisions in this life, I think," Santana said.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Philadelphia Opens Its Annual Cherry Blossom Festival With Songs and Sushi

Philadelphia Opens Its Annual Cherry Blossom Festival With Songs and Sushi

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s 18th annual Cherry Blossom Festival is underway, with a number of events this week at several venues celebrating Japanese culture.

Today, at a kickoff ceremony at the Liberty Place shopping mall, in center city, children in kimonos sang “Sakura” to celebrate the return of spring.

“Sakura is the Japanese word for cherry blossom,” explains Aaron Dilliplane, assistant director of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, which organizes the multi-day cherry blossom festival each year.

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Former Phila. District Attorney Lynne Abraham Collapses During Mayoral Debate

Former Phila. District Attorney Lynne Abraham Collapses During Mayoral Debate

Former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham. (credit: TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images)
Former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former Philadelphia district attorney Lynne Abraham is recovering after collapsing during a mayoral debate at the Kimmel Center in Center City.

It was about 10 minutes into the debate when Democratic mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham collapsed while on stage.

“While I was just standing there the lights went out. The doctor jumped up on the stage and I said I want to get up and go on and he said I don’t think so,” said Abraham.

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Attack in western Mexico kills 15 police officers, wounds 5

Attack in western Mexico kills 15 police officers, wounds 5 

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Federal police stand next to a bullet riddled and burned car after a criminal gang ambushed a police convoy near the town of Soyatlan, near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Monday, April 6, 2015. According to the Jalisco state prosecutors office, at least 15 state policed officers were killed and five others wounded, the single deadliest attack on Mexican police in recent memory.
  
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Gunmen ambushed a police convoy in the western state of Jalisco, killing 15 state police officers and wounding five as bullets riddled their vehicles in the deadliest single attack on Mexican police in recent memory.

The attack happened late Monday as the convoy traveled on a rural road between the Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara, the state capital, the Jalisco state prosecutors' office said. The death toll exceeded that of what had been the largest recent since attack on law enforcement, an assault that killed 12 federal police officers in neighboring Michoacan state in 2010.

Jalisco is home to a drug cartel known as Jalisco New Generation, which experts say is now among Mexico's most powerful. Prosecutors would not confirm the gang was involved in Monday night's attack, but it would be unlikely for a rival gang to launch such a large attack on Jalisco's home turf.

While state Security Commissioner Alejandro Solorio did not say how the attack was carried out, he said the convoy was ambushed in a "cowardly attack."

Local media reported that a vehicle was hijacked, parked across the two-lane road and set on fire to force the convoy to stop.

"The serious thing about this attack was that it was very well planned and orchestrated, with a military-style strategy," said Raul Benitez, a security expert at Mexico's National Autonomous University. "This was planned. A lot of gunmen were involved. They blocked the highway to surround them (police) and attack with military superiority."

Ambushes of state-level security officials and Mexican army patrols have been relatively rare, and the Jalisco attacks suggest the conflict there is reaching a new level.

The ambush in the township of Soyatan was the latest in a series of attacks in Jalisco over the past two weeks. Gunmen ambushed a federal police convoy March 19, killing five officers. On March 30, gunmen staged an unsuccessful attempt to kill Solorio, the state security commissioner. On Monday, gunmen killed the police chief of the town of Zacoalco de Torres.

Solorio said the most recent attacks are in retaliation for a March 23 shootout in which police killed gang boss Heriberto Acevedo Cardenas, who was nicknamed "El Gringo."

State prosecutor Luis Carlos Najera had previously identified Acevedo Cardenas as the mastermind behind a May 2014 ambush of Mexican troops in another part of Jalisco that killed four soldiers and injured two. 

Authorities said at the time that attack was carried out by Jalisco New Generation in reprisal for the army's seizure of stolen gasoline.

The cartel has been violent since it was founded in 2010 following the death of Jalisco-based Sinaloa cartel leader Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel.

But it was the first time a cartel appeared to be mounting a direct, head-on challenge to authorities, Benitez said. Gunmen from other cartels have been known to open fire on police and soldiers, but it is usually because they are being pursued and want to escape capture.

Jalisco New General has been fighting the Knights Templar for territory in neighboring Michoacan state, which the Knights Templar controlled, building an economic empire based on extortion, drug trafficking and illegal mining until police and vigilantes largely dismantled the gang in 2013 and 2014.

"It appears that the Jalisco cartel is getting stronger and wants to take over the role that the Knights Templar (cartel) had," Benitez said.

In November 2013, Jalisco state authorities linked Jalisco New Generation to dozens of bodies discovered in mass graves in the community of La Barca near Lake Chapala, which is popular with Canadian and U.S. expatriates and tourists.

Officials believe the cartel was behind the dumping of 35 bodies on a busy street in the Gulf coast city of Veracruz in 2011, during a turf battle with the Zetas drug gang.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Community College of Phila. Offers Motivated, Lower-Income Students Free Tuition

Community College of Phila. Offers Motivated, Lower-Income Students Free Tuition

Community College of Philadelphia president Donald Generals (credit: Pat Loeb)
Community College of Philadelphia president Donald General

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Community College of Philadelphia is offering a free education to hundreds of graduating high school students as part of its “50th Anniversary Scholars” program.

The program is open to 2015 graduates of Philadelphia high schools who plan to enroll full-time at CCP toward an associates’ degree.

College president Donald “Guy” Generals notes that students must meet certain criteria.

“They have to be determined to be Pell-eligible, which is based on your household income.  They have to test at the college level in their language abilities, giving them one semester to complete any mathematics remediation they have to deal with,” he explains.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Bonnets, Bunnies And Babies Galore At One Of Philly’s Oldest Easter Traditions

Bonnets, Bunnies And Babies Galore At One Of Philly’s Oldest Easter Traditions
 
(Credit: Kristen Johanson)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)Easter traditions usually include church and brunch, but in South Philadelphia, there is another that has been around for 84 years – the Easter Promenade at Headhouse Square.

For kids, the goodie basket is the most important part of Easter:

“I got a big stuffy to cuddle with, and I got candy,” this child tells KYW Newsradio.
Eight-year-old Tirana’s favorite part…

“I like the dresses part.”

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Hundreds Of Kids Attend Philadelphia Frontiers Easter Egg Hunt

Hundreds Of Kids Attend Philadelphia Frontiers Easter Egg Hunt

Philadelphia Frontiers Easter Egg Hunt at New Coventry Church in Mt. Airy. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)
Philadelphia Frontiers Easter Egg Hunt at New Coventry Church in
Mt. Airy.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The 18th annual Philadelphia Frontiers Easter Egg Hunt took place at New Coventry Church in Mt. Airy on Saturday.

“Philadelphia Frontiers is a group of African-American men who are all about service.” Said event co-chairman Darryl Boozier, “So they raise money during the year and they give all that money back that they raise.”

Boozier says about 250 kids between the ages of 3 and 11 participated in the fun.


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Darby Borough Police Officer Laid To Rest

Darby Borough Police Officer Laid To Rest

Officer Mark Hudson's Funeral. (Credit: John McDevitt)
Officer Mark Hudson’s Funeral.
 
COLLINGDALE, Pa. (CBS) — A Darby Borough police officer, who was allegedly murdered by his girlfriend last week, was laid to rest Saturday in Delaware County.

A viewing for officer Mark Hudson was held at Saint Joseph’s Church in Collingdale. It was followed by a multi-denominational funeral service, where it was revealed that the officer, always concerned with the needs of others, was an donor and his eyes were donated to help someone else see.

“You know Mark is leaving a legacy, he was a strong man, a strong African-American man, you know we hear so many bad things.” Said Kelly Cornish, a close family friend. “He is a good story. He was a good story. He was a hero.”

For full story go to:   http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Thursday, April 2, 2015

NCAA Tournament: Top 10 Final Four Games

NCAA Tournament: Top 10 Final Four Games

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The Final Four this weekend has the potential to be one of the best we’ve seen with so many story lines heading into each of these games. We decided to take a look back at the best games from the semi-finals in tournament history. Two quick things to note. One, we started with the first year that the tournament expanded to 64 teams (as close to the current format as possible) in 1985 so this list doesn’t include any games prior to that. Second, we’re NOT talking best championship games. We’ll do that before the title game, this is strictly from the Final Four weekend over the years.

For full story go to: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/.

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