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Joe Paterno, 85, has passed away early Sunday.
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/22/12 6:34 am | updated: 01/22/12 6:35 am
 
After spending most of Saturday listed in serious condition and surrounded by family and friends, Joe Paterno died early Sunday at the hospital in State College.

His family released a statement Sunday morning to announce his death: "His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled."

"He died as he lived," the statement said. "He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life... Read More
 
 
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Joe Paterno in Serious Condition but Alive; Family Called to Hospital
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/21/12 5:25 pm | updated: 01/22/12 6:19 am
 
Former Penn State Head Football Coach Joe Paterno is in serious condition according to his doctors and family. His health has taken a turn for the worse Saturday and family and friends have been summoned to the hospital.

"Over the last few days Joe Paterno has experienced further health complications," family spokesman Dan McGinn said in a brief statement Saturday to The Associated Press. "His family will have no comment on the situation and asks that their privacy be respected... Read More
 
 
Business
Sunoco Still Searching For Refinery Buyers
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/21/12 7:03 am | updated: 01/21/12 7:03 am
 
The Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook is closed and the refinery in Philadelphia will close by July if Sunoco can't find a buyer for it.

The Philadelphia Business Journal is reporting that there are several interested buyers.

ConocoPhillips has a refinery in Trainer that it has closed and is trying to sell.
On the Sunoco side, spokesman Thomas Golembeski said the company has "interest from third parties and [is] continuing to pursue a sale of both... Read More
 
 
Business
Southwest Airlines to Upgrade Interiors
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/21/12 6:46 am | updated: 01/21/12 6:46 am
 
Philadelphia's second busiest airline, Southwest, will give its aircraft interiors a cosmetic and environmental makeover.

The cabin updates include recyclable carpet, a brighter color-scheme and a more durable, eco-friendly, and comfortable low-profile seat that weighs less than the current seat. The new interior also boosts the number of seats onboard from 137 to 143 while increasing under-seat room for carryon luggage.

"We are preparing now for our next 40 years... Read More
 
 
News
Police arrest 3 suspects in Old City beating death of Kevin Kless
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/21/12 6:31 am | updated: 01/21/12 6:31 am
 
6 ABC reports today police arrested three suspects Friday night in the Old City beating murder, and reports say at least two of the three have confessed.

Philadelphia Police held a news conference shortly after midnight announcing the arrests.
The suspects have been identified as 20 year old Steven Ferguson, 19 year old Kenneth Santiago, and 23 year old Felix Carrillo all from Philadelphia.

Homicide detectives and U.S. Marshals made the arrests and all... Read More
 
 
Culture
Etta James Dies at 73
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/20/12 7:02 am | updated: 01/20/12 7:10 am
 
Etta James, the powerhouse singer who combined blues, gospel and R&B and emerged as a major star in the '50s and '60s, has died after a long battle with leukemia.

Best known for her 1961 version of 'At Last,' James enjoyed a remarkable career that spanned more than a half-century. Over the years, she won six Grammy awards, and in 1993, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

James died in a Riverside, Calif., hospital. She was 73.
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Snow Expected in Philadelphia Area Late Friday into Saturday
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/20/12 6:06 am | updated: 01/20/12 6:06 am
 
The first snowfall of any significance this whole winter is expected to affect the region late tonight and into Saturday morning and afternoon. The entire snowfall for the month of January is at .2 inches. The last storm with any kind of accumulating wintry precipitation was way back on Halloween weekend.

This event will not be nearly as devastating or impacting, it's only worth noting because of the sheer lack of snow the Philadelphia area has seen thus far this winter. Read More

 
 
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Philadelphia Population Continues to Grow
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/19/12 6:34 am | updated: 01/19/12 6:34 am
 
After 50 years of declining population, Philadelphia has seen a significant rebound and the future looks bright. According to new population projections from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, the nine-county region will be home to 6.26 million people by 2040, an 11.3 percent increase over the 2010 population of 5.63 million.

Chester and Gloucester are likely to be the fastest-growing counties in the region over the next three decades, while Philadelphia is poised... Read More
 
 
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Kevin Kless Deadly Beating Reward Increases
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/19/12 6:32 am | updated: 01/19/12 6:32 am
 
Philadelphia police continue to ask for the public's help as they try to find the men involved in a deadly beating in Old City last weekend. And the reward for information continues to grow.

The reward for information leading to an arrest in the death of 23-year-old Kevin Kless is now up to $20,000, as the Citizen’s Crime Commission is announcing another $5,000.

Police continue to hunt for the three men involved, and the car they were in, which has been described... Read More
 
 
Eleven
Van Halen New Song "Tattoo"
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/19/12 6:28 am | updated: 01/19/12 6:28 am
 
Tattoo is Van Halen's first new song with David Lee Roth in more than 15 years.

The song's got a stomping blues rock groove, lots of signature Roth howls along with Eddie Van Halen as razor sharp and on form as VH fans could hope.

The group's upcoming album "A Different Kind of Truth," has Van Halen touring and coming to Philly in early March.

Listen for Tattoo, now playing on iradiophilly.com’s rock station, Read More
 
 
 
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