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Philadelphia man admits murder at 69th Street terminal

A Philadelphia man pleaded guilty on Friday to third degree murder for the stabbing death of Christopher Brockenbrough, 32, at 69th Street station in Upper Darby last year. Christopher Damian Campbell, 29, of the 1100 block of South 51st Street, faces up to 40 years in prison when sentenced, set for Dec. 10, before Common Pleas Judge John Capuzzi. He remains in custody at the Concord County Jail without bond.

Southern Chester County community continues efforts to save Jennersville hospital from impending closure

Efforts to save Jennersville Hospital from permanent closure continue. And while Tower Health announced an unexpected decision in late September to close Jennersville Hospital, residents and leaders have taken swift action in hopes that the only southern Chester County hospital, closest to serving the Pennsylvania residents who live in the Avon Grove, Oxford and Octorara school districts, never permanently close emergency room doors to the public. Jennersville Hospital will close at midnight on New Years Day, according to Tower Health, which bought the facility less than five years ago.

Alert poll worker gets ‘bonus’ in Willistown voting case

Eric Frank received a nice surprise and an unexpected reward in the mail this month. Two weeks ago he was sent a check for $ 25,000 from Tory Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s campaign, paying a bounty to those who were able to prove ballot fraud in November 2020.

Conshohocken man gets jail time for possession of child pornography

A man from Conshohocken was sent to jail after admitting to possessing child pornography on his electronic devices. Robert Allen Carson, 51, of the 100 block of East Fourth Avenue, was sentenced by Montgomery County court to 11.5 to 23 months in the county jail after pleading guilty to the felony charges of possession of Child pornography and criminal use of a communications center linked to incidents that occurred between October 2018 and January 2019.

Bill would nominate Lansdale’s Broad Street for his iconic doctor

A local icon may soon be in the spotlight in his former hometown. The Pennsylvania Senate voted this week to approve a bill designating North Broad Street as the “Dr. Frank Erdman Boston Memorial Highway.” “The life and accomplishments of Dr. Boston are a testament to what materializes in the best qualities of a human being,” said State Senator Bob Mensch, R-24th, who sponsored the Bill to rename the route.


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Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers plays in an NHL hockey game on Saturday, October 23, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo / Matt Slocum)

Huberdeau leads undefeated Panthers ahead of Flyers 4-2

Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice, including the deciding third period goal, and added an assist to lead the unbeaten Florida Panthers to the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Saturday night. Owen Tippett also scored and Sam Reinhart had an empty net for Florida which brought their best club start to 5-0. “We trust each other and it shows,” said Huberdeau.

Union returns to basics and second place with win over Nashville

Jim Curtin figured it was a bet on Saturday night. After the 4-3-2-1 formation he started in Minnesota he made a series of mistakes and ended up losing, turning around with the same 11 players three days later was a risk. But Curtin trusted his players to do what they had done most often this season, which was, in part, not to do what they did in the loss to Minnesota United. With second place on the line, they performed almost flawlessly.

No matter who calls the games, Raiders’ Ruggs is a quick challenge for the Eagles

If Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III defeated the Eagles at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday (4:05 p.m., FOX TV, WIP 94.1-FM), it’s because someone wasn’t listening. Eagles rookie DeVonta Smith, a trusted friend of Ruggs in Alabama, has spent the week warning his teammates to prepare for the youngster who could be the fastest player in the NFL. “If I see it in a group, I yell at my guys,” Smith said with a smile. “If it is a group formation, he runs after.”

Nine-time Illinois upset vs. Penn State is ‘crazy, man’

When Saturday’s bizarre game finally ended, the Illinois players celebrated and danced in the midfield at Beaver Stadium. Penn State players, meanwhile, looked stunned. Jaquan Brisker, Joey Porter Jr. and other defensive players sat on the floor trying to overcome their 20-18 loss in the first game in nine overtime in NCAA history. “Yeah, that was crazy man,” defensive end Nick Tarburton said. “It was a lot of back and forth and change of momentum, stuff like that. It was a roller coaster. But they had the victory. Hats off to them. “


Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office in Santa Fe, New Mexico, after being questioned about a shooting on the set of the movie “Rust” on the outskirts of Santa Fe, Thursday, October 10. December 21, 2021. Baldwin fired a gun at the set, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza, officials said. (Jim Weber / Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)

The film crew lodged complaints ahead of the fatal shoot on set

Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fired a fatal shot from a propeller pistol he had been told he was sure of, a film crew for the movie he was filming left work to protest the production conditions and issues that included safety issues. Disputes over the production of the Western film “Rust” began almost as early as early October and peaked with seven members of the film crew several hours before cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was killed.

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