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Philadelphia Commerce Director Michael Rashid Resigns After He Reportedly Made Anti-Semitic Remarks, Verbally Abused His Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Commerce Director Michael Rashid has resigned, Mayor Jim Kenney announced on Sunday. Rashid resigned after he reportedly made anti-Semitic remarks and verbally abused his staff. “Today I offered, and Mayor Kenney accepted, my resignation as Director of Commerce. My continued service would serve as a distraction from the work of the Department, which is far too important to the City and region,” Rashid said in a statement. “I also have had the opportunity to speak with leaders of the Jewish community in Philadelphia and apologize for my previous comments which were inappropriate and insensitive. I look forward...
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Triple Shooting In Kensington Leaves 2 Men Dead, Another Injured, Philadelphia Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The gun violence crisis continues in Philadelphia. A triple shooting in Kensington has left two men dead and another injured Sunday morning, according to officials. Police are now investigating the shooting. The incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. on the 3200 block of North Front Street. The majority of the investigation was surrounding the outside of El Vacilon, a club at 3215 North Front Street. Sources say this could have been a drive-by shooting. Two 22-year-old men were shot and killed, police say. One of them was shot twice in the face and chest, while the other victim was hit once in the back and twice in the chest. They were both transported to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead. The third victim, a 21-year-old man, was shot in the face, stomach, and back, according to police. He was also taken to Temple Hospital and placed in stable condition. Police are asking people to stay away from the area as they continue their investigation. As of now, there are no suspects in custody and no weapon was recovered. For a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here
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Problem Philly cop, once fired for alleged sexual assault, is hired by Sheriff’s Office as deputy chief

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Paige’s Philadelphia police personnel file was filled with red flags. Within five years of joining the force in 1990, a supervisor twice recommended that Paige be dismissed for violating departmental rules. Suspensions piled up, 100 days in all, for offenses that ranged from sleeping on the job to lying during an investigation into the death of a man named Moises DeJesus, court records show.
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Woman-Owned Auto Repair Shop Gives Customers Option To Have Their

Entrepreneur Patrice Banks owns Girls Auto Clinic located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Banks noticed the issue of women getting taken advantage of at auto repair shops owned by men, so she launched her shop to give women a better experience. Unlike traditional auto shops that rip off their female customers, the...
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Santa Visits Downingtown and East Caln Township

DOWNINGTOWN, PA — Santa Claus announced that the “Elves” from the Alert Fire Company will drive him around the streets of Downingtown Borough and East Caln Township on Saturday, December 18, 2021. When you hear the sirens and air horns of Tower 45, come out onto your sidewalks and the...
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1st confirmed omicron case in Pennsylvania reported

PHILADELPHIA — Health officials reported the first confirmed case of the omicron variant in Pennsylvania on Friday, a man in his 30s from Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced the case in a news release. No other details were immediately available, including whether the man was vaccinated against COVID-19 or if he had been traveling. Health officials said contact tracing was underway.
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Cops: 69th Street shooter charged with murder

UPPER DARBY – A township man has been charged with first-degree murder and other crimes for a shooting spree Thursday morning that included the “brutal execution” of his girlfriend, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said Friday. “This was a brutal, brutal murder,” said Stollsteimer at a press conference inside...
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PIAA Football: Imhotep was of another level, but Strath Haven ‘kept pounding’

RIDLEY TWP. — The nervous laugh that Anthony Crawford stifled was equal parts exhaustion and resignation. Yes, the Strath Haven junior running back agrees, Imhotep Charter does have some big guys up front. About the biggest the Panthers have seen this season. About the biggest you’d want to encounter on a high school field, particularly for a veer offense that prizes faint slivers of space between the tackles behind an undersized offensive line that has punched spectacularly above its weight all season.
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Tree lighting helps Souderton usher in holidays

SOUDERTON — “Three, two, one — Merry Christmas.”. And with that, and a little help from some tree lighting elves, Souderton’s tree was lit for the holidays. “Excellent job. Thanks very much for coming everybody. We appreciate it, and have a great time tonight,” Mayor John Reynolds said as the hot chocolate sipping crowd got ready for the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus on a fire truck.
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