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George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman, the Florida man acquitted in the 2012 death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, is suing Martin's family, prosecutors and others involved in the case for $100 million. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, he claimed that the case relied on false evidence and cites "malicious...Read more

City Hall, Philadelphia.

Philadelphia developers have long offered Community Benefit Agreements as a way to overcome neighborhood opposition to controversial projects. But a bill that advanced in City Council would make them mandatory for certain developments. Read more here. Read more

Michael Evans

A former Pennsylvania State Police officer who served time for sexually assaulting women while on duty is headed back to prison on a parole violation, after he pleaded guilty to molesting a 15-year-old in Berks County. Read more here.Read more

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testifies during a House Agriculture Committee hearing,

The Trump administration announced a final rule that will tighten up qualifications for who can qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food stamp benefits, saving the government $5.5 billion over five years. Read more here. Read more

CODE-E is a 5.5-foot robot that teaches STEM skills to school students.

A special partnership that includes a robot is helping to bring technology skills education to an elementary school. It's part of a program aimed at getting kids ready for the real world. Read more here.Read more

15th Street bridge construction

A yearlong detour started Wednesday morning in Spring Garden, as crews began construction on the 15th Street bridge. And as expected, it’s already wreaking havoc for drivers. Read more here.Read more

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks at the National Action Networks Southeast Regional Conference on November 21, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

What does the withdrawal of California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris from the 2020 Democratic presidential sweepstakes mean to the rest of the field? Read more to find out.Read more

Josh Shapiro announces corruption charges against Pa. state Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has announced criminal charges against state Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, include theft, perjury and tampering with evidence. Read more here.Read more

A car crash here after a police chase injured two children on Tuesday.

A car chase involving Pennsylvania State Police led to a crash, and a 12-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl getting hurt Tuesday in Germantown. State polcie say they ahve arrested the driver and passenger. It's not clear yet what charges will be filed. Read more here.Read more

Philadelphia Councilmembers huddle during the 3.5 hour public hearing.

Philadelphia's 10-year property tax abatement will be drastically lowered under a bill that gained preliminary City Council approval Tuesday evening. Read more here. Read more