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September 22, 2017

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Charges tossed in Amtrak derailment

By Alex Lloyd Gross Brandon Bostian is a free man after all charges were dismissed against him stemming from his piloting a speeding Amtrak train around a curve and killing eight people and injuring at least 100 more. The rail disaster  in May of 2015 made international news.  With hours to go before the statue

Details slow to come in Montgomery Gentry helicopter crash

By Alex Lloyd Gross The country music world is still in shock after the sudden death of Troy Gentry,  half of the duo Montgomery Gentry. He was killed September 10, 2017, in Medford New Jersey, when a helicopter he was riding in crashed near the concert venue where they were scheduled to perform,  In fact,

Philly teacher arrested and suspended for threatening police

By Alex Lloyd Gross John Sheerin, the 63 year old man who was filmed threatening police during a protest to take down the Frank Rizzo statue  has been arrested over the weekend in  Philadelphia.  During one skirmish, the man could be seen challenging cops and acting out.  He was not arrested at the scene, that

City to consider moving Rizzo Statue

By Alex Lloyd Gross Black Lives Matter,  a group that has been called dangerous by the Southern Poverty Law Center has called for the removal of the statue of Frank Rizzo.. Now, Mayor Jim Kenney has capitulated to their views and has commissioned  public input to offer suggestions on what to do with it. The

Philadelphia Folk Festival delights thousands

By Alex Lloyd Gross The 56th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival took place this passed weekend in Upper Salford Pa.  Things would get old fast if the same performers were playing every year.  The line up changes drastically. It’s always fresh.  With that being said, this is the very first year that Graham Nash has been

Monstermania convention runs through the weekend

By Alex Lloyd Gross Looking for something to do the weekend of August 19-20 2017? Go to the Crowne point Hotel in Cherry Hill NJ, It’s on Route 70.  The entire building has been taken over by the Monstermania Convention. It’s a place where fans of horror and pop culture can meet some of the

Shooting at Target store in Northeast Philadelphia

By Alex Lloyd Gross It was bedlam for about an hour as panicked cops raced to the scene of the Target  store on the 7400 block of Bustleton Avenue August 11, 2017 about 3:30 PM.. There was a report of a shooting and multiple people were calling. When it was all said and one,  there

More rain on the way as region recovers from storm

By Alex Lloyd Gross The recent storm yesterday, August 3, 2017 dumped water onto the region and high winds brought down power lines which caused sporadic power outages.  Some of those outages are still not corrected, 24 hours later, Fire crews were called to Route 13 and Cedar  at the under pass for flooded vehicles.

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