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    • Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives April 19, 2018
      PHILADELPHIA >> Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.He thought nothing of it when he and his business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were asked if they needed help.
    • Dad, toddler shot, critically wounded while sitting in car April 19, 2018
      PHILADELPHIA >> Authorities say a man and his toddler son were critically wounded when someone fired shots into the vehicle they were sitting in on a Philadelphia street.The shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.Authorities say a 21-year-old man was shot at least nine times, while his 18-month-old son was shot twice in the chest and […]
    • Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim April 19, 2018
      WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump said although he's looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it's "not going to be fruitful."Trump said that CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Kim "got along really well" in their recent secret meeting, and […]
    • Morning Briefing: Quaaludes, Bill Cosby and sex make up jurors' day; Flyers on brink of elimination April 19, 2018
      Good Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region.WEATHERNot a bad day, but not exactly spring. Expect today to be pretty much a repeat of Wednesday with the high in the middle 50s.CLICK HERE to check your local forecast.
    • FAA orders fan blade inspections after Southwest jet engine explosion April 19, 2018
      PHILADELPHIA >> U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window.The Federal Aviation Administration's announcement late Wednesday comes nearly a year after the engine's manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and […]
    • Thursday's Sound Off April 19, 2018
      Please do not even compare opioid crisis to people that lost their lives in the war. People that take opioids can receive help, counseling, rehab. They just have to have a knowledge that they have a problem. They at least get a chance to live. People who lost their lives in the military cannot be […]
    • Historic preservationist to receive Rebecca Lukens award April 19, 2018
      Coatesville >> Noted historic preservationist and museum management consultant Janet S. Klein will be the 12th recipient of the annual Rebecca Lukens award presented by the National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum in Coatesville.Established by the Graystone Society's National Iron & Steel Museum to honor individuals who exhibit the qualities of Rebecca Lukens, the annual […]
    • THE COLOR OF MONEY: Interest on home-equity loans is no longer tax deductible if you're using the money to pay off a porn star or credit card debt April 19, 2018
      Washington >> The hullabaloo involving President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen is a good time to remind you of a key change in the tax deductibility of home-equity loans.Cohen has claimed that he tapped his own home's equity to facilitate the $130,000 payment in 2016 to adult film star Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had […]
    • Community News in Brief April 19, 2018
      limerick >> The Monthly Coffee Break, a free program that is geared towards educating seniors about health, safety and leisure topics, will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at the Limerick Township Municipal Building, 155 S. Limerick Road, Suite 100. The topic is Project HEARTH (Helping Elderly Adults Remain in Their Homes) […]
    • LETTER: Time to stop using plastic disposable water bottles April 19, 2018
      As a teenager, I went to high school in Exeter Township, and it was here that I first noticed a big issue - plastic disposable water bottles. Everywhere. On nearly every desk of students and teachers, for sale in the cafeteria, and in locker rooms for every sports team. While I thought it was great […]

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    • Cleanups, 50K relay planned for SRT Spree this weekend April 18, 2018
      Mont Clare >> On Saturday, the SRT Spree will return to Phoenixville for another year of competition, cleanups, fun and, of course, beer.The weekend will include a variety of activities aimed at bolstering appreciation for the Schuylkill River Trail. Saturday's events include a kayak trip down the Schuylkill River hosted by Take It Outdoors Adventures […]
    • ALBUM REVIEW: The Wonder Years' new, mature sound April 18, 2018
      The teenagers in Liverpool who supported The Beatles in their earliest, unpolished, rough-and-tumble days reluctantly had to accept the reality that they had to share their hometown boys with the rest of the world. That's the feeling of what's happening with The Wonder Years' sixth album, "Sister Cities," which was released this month.
    • CONCERT: Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Rick Vito returns home at the Kennett Flash April 18, 2018
      Armed with his electric guitar pursuing his dream of becoming a great blues guitarist, Springfield, Pennsylvania native Rick Vito submersed himself in the fertile L.A. music scene of the early '70s. Establishing a reputation for his slide guitar and blues guitar prowess, Vito soon found himself working with the elite of blues, pop music and […]
    • FOOD: Use your noodle with help from the pros April 18, 2018
      It's late. You're hungry, tired. You reach for a take-out menu, but have second thoughts. Colu Henry knows the feeling. In fact, it inspired her to write "Back Pocket Pasta.""The concept is if you shop seasonally and have a well-stocked pantry, then you can pull together a beautiful pasta dinner in the same amount of […]
    • ON VIEW: 'Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950' in the spotlight at Philadelphia Museum of Art April 17, 2018
      Sure, life comes at you fast these days. But a hundred years ago, things were also technologically and socially transforming at a remarkable pace.Take, for example, the bathing "costumes" of the 1920s vs. all the exposed flesh in the wild scene depicted in Reginald Marsh's 1932 painting "Coney Island Beach.
    • SEVEN IN SEVEN: A few concerts to wrap up the week April 17, 2018
      Welcome to "Seven in Seven," where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there'll always be something to check out in the coming days. Here are a few this week:As the Crow […]
    • Frank Zappa tribute band Project/Object returns to Sellersville Theater April 16, 2018
      Project/Object has been delighting Frank Zappa fans with live performances of Zappa's music for over 20 years. Over the years founder, bandleader and guitarist/vocalist Andre Cholmondeley grew the band from a minor tribute act that played in tiny clubs in the New Jersey/New York City area to a touring act featuring Zappa alumni as guest […]
    • Danlu; Main Line entrepreneur does things 'his Wei' April 16, 2018
      You would think that a 75-year-old entrepreneur with three massively successful businesses would be content and not want to burden himself with a whole new army of challenges and headaches. In the case of Michael Wei, you would be wrong. Wei is the brains and passion behind Yangming in Bryn Mawr, opened in 1990; Nectar […]
    • Golf: Ryan, Genuardi selected to compete in Valley Forge Pro-Am April 16, 2018
      Helping the future leaders of Montgomery County - and, eventually the state and the nation - has been the mantra of the Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Council ever since it was organized in 2015.Early actions came in response to personal tragedies in the area. Those efforts continue. But the CAC has expanded to enrich the […]
    • TATUM: Golden opportunities for Pa. turkey hunters April 16, 2018
      You might say that this year's upcoming spring gobbler season is a study in bronze and gold. After all, turkeys are often described as the state's big "bronze" birds, and since this represents Pennsylvania's 50th year of spring gobbler hunting, that makes it the golden anniversary for the sport. Suffice it to say that turkey […]