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City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart stands with other elected officials.

The human cost of Philadelphia's violent crime problem has been incalculable, but City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart released a report Wednesday attempting to measure the cost in dollars and cents. Read more

Comcast Center

A top-ranking Comcast executive, who is also in charge of LGBTQ outreach for the company, is suing his employer because he claims he was discriminated against and faced retaliation for being gay. Read more here.Read more

Joseph Rippert, who was named Philadelphia firefighter of the Year.

A second-year Philadelphia firefighter is honored for an act of heroism he performed while he was off the clock.Read more

Dulce Maria Alavez

The family of Dulce Maria Alavez, a 5-year-old Bridgeton girl who has been missing for more than a month, is not giving up hope of finding her. They met with reporters once again on Wednesday near the site where she vanished in the Bridgeton City Park. Read more here.Read more

Villanova University football team.

The Villanova Wildcats will be home on Saturday to welcome Stony Brook to the Main Line in a Colonial Athletic Association match up.Read more

Construction for the Sunoco Mariner East pipeline continues in South Lebanon Township.

Residents from Delaware and Chester counties who are directly affected by the Mariner East pipelines are testifying in a two-day hearing in West Chester, and county officials hope these hearings have some teeth.Read more

Philadelphia Fire Department

The Philadelphia Fire Department is looking for a helping hand from the city's neighborhoods. "Fire is everyone's fight" is the fire department's motto — and they're working to put that into action by recruiting block captains.Read more

Carrie Gross walks past a construction barrier shielding the Mariner East pipeline near a home during an interview with The Associated Press in Exton, Pa.

For a second time in three months, President Donald Trump is headed to Pennsylvania to promote his support for the natural gas industry, making clear that he sees his pro-industry policies as a boost to his chances of winning the battleground state.Read more


Some customers of investment company The Vanguard Group were caught off guard when money was taken from their accounts without permission. Vanguard said this is a problem affecting a small number of clients — they didn't provide an actual number — and that everyone will be reimbursed shortly.Read more

Friends and family mourn 2-year-old Nikolette Rivera with a vigil in Kensington.

Philadelphia police have arrested a man for his involvement in a triple shooting in Kensington last weekend, which left 2-year-old Nikolette Rivera dead and her mother and another man wounded. The district attorney anticipates homicide charges against him. Read the latest here.Read more