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  • Joe Wilder dies at 92; jazz trumpeter helped break racial barriers

    When Joe Wilder was traveling with a band in 1949 and playing trumpet at a club in Chicago, his solos were disrupted by college kids shouting racial slurs. In his low-key style, the dapper Wilder put them in their place: "I know you probably don't...
  • Perjury charges filed in relation to investigation of alleged PennDOT ethics breaches

     
    This just in from the state attorney general's office. Keep in mind that nobody's been convicted of anything at this point. The investigation involves allegations of ethical misconduct against unspecified officials at PennDOT District 6, based in...
  • PASSINGS: Franny Beecher

    Franny Beecher, 92, a guitarist for Bill Haley and the Comets, who helped kick off the rock 'n' roll era with the hit "Rock Around the Clock" in 1955, died in his sleep Monday night at a nursing home near Philadelphia, his daughter Pauline Grinstead said....
  • Vincent Harding dies at 82; historian wrote controversial King speech

    Exactly a year before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, he delivered a speech that alienated ordinarily sympathetic politicians, liberal commentators and even some of his fellow leaders in the civil rights movement. In a...
  • 5 educators charged with fostering cheating in Philadelphia schools

    The computers that grade standardized tests of students in Pennsylvania noticed something odd in 2011. While the average third-grader in the reading section erased a wrong answer and successfully choose the right one about once, nearly half of the about...
  • Half Acre to open second brewery

    Half Acre to open second brewery
    You might want to sit down for this, beer lover: We could have shared Half Acre Beer Co. with Pennsylvania. When considering his brewery's expansion plans, Half Acre founder Gabriel Magliaro looked at land in rural Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia,...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast, For release 05/22/14 for 05/22/14

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Michael Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Penn., on this day in 1969. This birthday guy currently co-stars as Doug Stamper on "House Of Cards" and has appeared in recurring roles on "Person Of Interest," "The Good Wife" and "The...
  • Need a Mother's Day gift for a pet lover? Check out these new books

    With Mother's Day around the corner -- and Be Kind to Animals Week coming up May 4-10 -- books featuring pets might make great gifts! If your mother happens to be a cat lover, seeks a celebrity Internet cat, enjoys books that inspire, is a fan of the TV...
  • $25,175: Senior citizen trip

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog. ISLE OF WIGHT — Isle of Wight's Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a...
  • Rauner sells his brand to Republican voters

     Rauner sells his brand to Republican voters
    Made wealthy by decades in the cutthroat trenches of venture capital, Bruce Rauner has never been shy about opening up his checkbook to push causes he considers dear to his heart. Dartmouth College, his alma mater, has Rauner scholarships, a Rauner...
  • Police blotter

    Maryland State Police and Harford Sheriff's Office report: Aberdeen Trevor Bryant Lilley, 25, of the 400 block of Plaza Court, was arrested Tuesday on a bench warrant in a case in which he is charged speeding, driving while his license was suspended and...