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PHILADELPHIA | Concert pianist, Marian Anderson protege Burton-Lyles dies

PHILADELPHIA— Blanche Burton-Lyles, a concert pianist who was mentored by pioneering opera singer Marian Anderson, has died. She was 85. Slater Funeral Home in Philadelphia says Burton-Lyles died of heart failure Monday at a rehabilitation center. Burton-Lyles was born and raised in Philadelphia. She learned how to play classical piano at the age of 3. … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Concert pianist, Marian Anderson protege Burton-Lyles dies

PHILADELPHIA | Alexander Hamilton descendant loans heirlooms to museum

PHILADELPHIA — The fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton loaned some family heirlooms, including a ring that has a lock of his hair inside, to the Museum of the American Revolution Monday. Douglas Hamilton was in Philadelphia to give the artifacts to the museum to be featured as part of the museum’s “Year of Hamilton” in … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Alexander Hamilton descendant loans heirlooms to museum

MIAMI | It’s done: Jimmy Butler trade to Philadelphia completed

MIAMI — All-Star forward Jimmy Butler is now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, after they and the Minnesota Timberwolves received approval from the league office Monday on the terms of the trade that was agreed to over the weekend. Butler and Justin Patton were traded for Philadelphia, in exchange for Robert Covington, Dario Saric … Continue reading MIAMI | It’s done: Jimmy Butler trade to Philadelphia completed

AP Source: Jimmy Butler going to 76ers from Minnesota

Jimmy Butler is headed to Philadelphia, ending the weeks-long saga of him wanting out of Minnesota. A person with knowledge of the situation says Butler is being traded to the 76ers in a package that will send Dario Saric and Robert Covington to the Timberwolves. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of … Continue reading AP Source: Jimmy Butler going to 76ers from Minnesota

Pennsylvania News: Philadelphia Felon, Robert L. Green Charged with Illegally Possessing Crack Cocaine, Fentanyl and Guns

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Philadelphia, Pa., was indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on charges of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The indictment named Robert L. Green, 40. According to the indictment presented to the court, on July 27, 2018, Green possessed … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Philadelphia Felon, Robert L. Green Charged with Illegally Possessing Crack Cocaine, Fentanyl and Guns

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrats seize control of the House

WASHINGTON— The Latest on elections to the U.S. House of Representatives (all times local): 3:00 a.m. Democrats have won a House majority, gaining power to investigate President Donald Trump and help shape the nation’s political agenda for the next two years. Democrats picked up at least two dozen House seats Tuesday, capturing the 218 seats … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrats seize control of the House

TRENTON, N.J. | 10th patient dies at pediatric facility in viral outbreak

TRENTON, N.J.— Health officials say a 10th patient has died from an infection at a pediatric care facility in New Jersey as a different strain of the virus has been found at another facility in the state. The state health department on Wednesday confirmed the “medically fragile child” at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and … Continue reading TRENTON, N.J. | 10th patient dies at pediatric facility in viral outbreak

VOORHEES, N.J. | 2nd pediatric facility in New Jersey hit by viral outbreak

VOORHEES, N.J.  — Patients at a second New Jersey pediatric facility have been found to have a respiratory virus, but authorities say it’s a different strain from the one linked to nine deaths. The state health department says there are four confirmed adenovirus cases among pediatric patients at Voorhees Pediatric Facility. But preliminary tests have … Continue reading VOORHEES, N.J. | 2nd pediatric facility in New Jersey hit by viral outbreak