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February 15, 2019

Jack Hanna is bringing animals to Glenside this Sunday

By Alex Lloyd Gross Jack Hanna is bringing lots of animals to the Keswick Theater in Glenside this Sunday, February 17, 2019.  “It’s going to be a lot of fun, I’m looking forward to it,” Hanna said from his office in Columbus Ohio.  This family friendly show  is educational.  It’s fun without being overbearing.  Hanna

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Amazon upset with city officials over cashless stores

By Alex Lloyd Gross Amazon, the largest retail company in the world is upset at Philadelphia city council for voting to not allow cashless stores in the city.  They were reportedly so upset that they contacted city officials several times and threatened to not open a brick and mortar store in the city should this 

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Area cops look out for thieves stealing Honda wheels

By Alex Lloyd Gross Philadelphia Police held a news conference yesterday, February 13, 2019 to make the public aware that there is a new and dangerous round of stealing  going on in this area. A group of people are stealing the wheels off of parked Honda cars and presumably selling them on the black market. 

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Bensalem Police now have body cameras.

By Alex Lloyd Gross Police in Bensalem Township, Bucks County Pennsylvania have a new tool to use. The concept of body worn camera is not new to police departments, and some departments in Bucks County have implemented them  with very good success. Building on those positive experiences, Bensalem is staring to equip their officers with

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Chinatown celebrates Year of The Pig with Lion Dance

By Alex Lloyd Gross In Chinatown today, ( February 10, 2019) huge crowds gathered. Fire crackers explodes and traffic was detoured. It was the annual celebration of the Chinese New Year. Every year, paper mache  lions ( with humans inside)  made their way down the narrow  streets.  This event is put on the the Philadelphia

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Governor Wolf visits Frankford to push wages up

By Alex Lloyd Gross Governor Tom Wolf paid a visit to the Frankford Transportation Center February 8, 2019 to speak on his proposal to raise the state minimum wage. This issue has become a political hot button this year as workers in Pennsylvania have watched their counterparts in New Jersey, West Virginia and Delaware get

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Former reporter arrested for turtle trafficking

By Alex Lloyd Gross Dave Sommers, 62, has been around the block a few times. He knows right from wrong but apparently, he thought he could get away with poaching turtles and turtle eggs from the marsh lands of New Jersey, police said.  This is illegal and hurts the eco-system.   Sommers is accused of poaching 

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Huge changes debut for vehicles at Philly Auto Show

By  Alex Lloyd Gross The 2019 Philadelphia Auto Show is in town at the Pennsylvania Convention Center .  It runs until February 10, 2019.  Little has changed for the show since last year. The huge changes are in the interior design of a good portion of the vehicles.  No CD player. Who ever thought it

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Quiet Riot explodes on new live record

By Alex Lloyd Gross There is so much more to Quiet Riot than “Cum On Feel the Noize”.  That song brought them commercial airplay back in 1983 and it’s still played on radio stations with a  classic hits  format.  This band had developed into so much more and this week,  ( January 25, 2019) they

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New Philly tow rotation company seeks to curb fraud

By  Alex Lloyd Gross Philadelphia has always been prone to wreck chasers,  people who drive tow trucks, go to accidents and then try to tow the cars to a shop or yard. Some of these people have charged outrageous fees. About a decade ago, the city put forth a new tow rotation system that worked

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