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Children may have spent days in Richmond home with dead parents

RICHMOND, Va. — Three adult bodies were found in a Richmond apartment Thursday morning after two children emerged from the home looking for help. Police have not yet identified the two women and man found dead in the Coalter Street home, however relatives said the shooting victims were the children’s mother, father, and grandmother. The deaths were believed to be ...

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Geno’s Steaks Goes Nationwide, Launches Online Retail Store

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Geno’s Steaks fans can now represent the iconic cheesesteak spot without having to travel to South Philly. That convenience comes as the company has announced the launch of an online retail store. ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Protests Being Held Across US, Including Philly The website, GenosGear.com, launched on Thursday and features a number of items from t-shirts, to mugs, ...

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Is Spring In The Air? Not Just Yet.

by Suzanne Monaghan PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There have been some early signs of spring: mild weather, some buds on trees, and blooms breaking through the ground. Highs are expected in the 60s this weekend, so is that a sign that spring is in the air? “I would say don’t close the book on winter just yet,” says CBS 3 Meteorologist ...

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Ex-Palm Springs Mayor, Developers Charged In Corruption Case

RIVERSIDE (AP) — Riverside County prosecutors have filed corruption charges against a former mayor of Palm Springs and two developers. District Attorney Mike Hestrin alleged Thursday that the case involves about $375,000 in bribes paid to Stephen Philip Pougnet to buy his influence when he was mayor from 2012 through 2014. Prosecutors say Pougnet and developers Richard Hugh Meaney and ...

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RI Men Allegedly Stole $90,000 Worth Of Diapers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Rhode Island men have been arrested in connection with the theft of $90,000 worth of diapers. Police say 59-year-old Aubrey Bettis, of Providence had been hired to drive a truckload of diapers from Pennsylvania to an Amazon distribution facility in Fall River, Mass. earlier this month. Instead, police say Bettis sold the diapers in Rhode ...

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Police Get 100 Tips From Photos Of Man Near Indiana Deaths

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — Indiana authorities investigating the killings of two teenage girls say they’ve received about 100 tips about a man they want to speak to in that case. Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby said Thursday police just want to talk to the man about what he might have seen. The man was photographed walking along the city of ...

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Popular SNL Prop Created By MontCo Production Company

by Justin Udo PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Saturday Night Live has a Montgomery County company to thank for a popular prop that has taken television screens, and the internet, by storm. Monkey Boys Productions, which makes props, puppets, and other practical effects, constructed the now-famous motorized lectern used by comedian Melissa McCarthy during a skit where she portrayed White House Press ...

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Extensive Marijuana Grow House Found In Temple City Home

TEMPLE CITY (CBSLA.com) — A large marijuana grow house was discovered Thursday at a home in a quiet Temple City neighborhood. A search warrant was served on the home, in the 5400 block of McCulloch Avenue, by members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Bureau. Detectives searching the home found 400 plants in various stages of growth and about ...

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SEPTA Considering New Express Bus Route

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Plans are in the works to add a new express bus route along Roosevelt Boulevard. Running on the same path as the Route 14 bus, SEPTA’s Boulevard Direct Bus line would have only seven stops from Frankford Transportation Center to Neshaminy Mall. “Cottman Avenue, Rhawn Street, Welsh Road, Grant Avenue, Red Lion Road, the Neshaminy Interplex at ...

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Student Arrested With Loaded Gun Inside Dorchester School

BOSTON (CBS) – A Dorchester high school student was arrested Thursday after a staff members found a loaded gun in his backpack. Police were called to Jeremiah E. Burke High School after the 17-year-old student was found in possession of a 7.65 caliber Deutsch Werk handgun. The gun was loaded with one bullet. The student was charged with unlawful possession ...

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‘Believe In Yourself’: Harvard Grads Return To Liberty City School With Message

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Students from Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood had high hopes on Thursday as they heard from Harvard graduates, who just like them, once sat in classrooms at Miami Northwestern Senior High. “I grew up in the housing projects here in Liberty City that my parents had no money to be able to pay for college but ...

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Stolen Lincoln Sculpture Of Lincoln’s Hand Returned To Kankakee Museum

CHICAGO (CBS) — A plaster sculpture of one of President Abraham Lincoln’s hands has been returned to a museum in Kankakee, more than a year after it was stolen. “We are just over-the-moon excited,” said Kankakee County Museum executive director Connie Licon. Kankakee sculptor George Grey Barnard had formed the 10-pound plaster hand from a picture of Lincoln before crafting ...

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Hundreds March In Chicago For “A Day Without Immigrants”

CHICAGO (CBS) — Hundreds of people gathered Thursday morning on the Near West Side for a rally, and then, march on what is being called by some, “A Day Without Immigrants.” Some restaurants and businesses even closed in support of undocumented immigrants. WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya reports. RELATED: Rick Bayless, Other Chicago Restaurateurs Closed Thursday For ‘Day Without Immigrants’ 14-year-old Lizbeth ...

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Roman Polanski Seeks To Have Prosecutor’s Testimony Unsealed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roman Polanski’s attorney has asked a Los Angeles judge to unseal testimony given by a former prosecutor who handled the fugitive director’s long-running sexual assault case. Polanski’s attorney Harland Braun wrote a letter filed Feb. 10 seeking to unseal testimony given in 2010 by a former prosecutor handling Polanski’s case. Braun’s letter states the testimony is ...

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Students Learn Dangers Of Opioids During Drug Summit Featuring Kurt Angle

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The drug and opioid epidemic has impacted countless families in Pennsylvania. Marty Griffin and KDKA Radio hosted the Drug Summit at Orchard Hill Church in Wexford on Thursday; Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle was in attendance. High School students from numerous area districts were in attendance to hear from recovering addicts, drug rehabilitation experts, and family members ...

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Trump Administration To Revise Travel Ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration said in court documents on Thursday it does not want a larger appellate panel to review a ruling keeping its travel ban on hold and will instead replace the ban. “In so doing, the president will clear the way for immediately protecting the country rather than pursuing further, potentially time-consuming litigation,” the ...

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Large Shipment Of Narcotic ‘Khat’ Intercepted At Philly Airport

by Kristen Johanson PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Federal agents say for the second time this month, they’ve intercepted a large shipment of an unusual narcotic in Pennsylvania. Hair dye package the khat was discovered in. (credit: Pennsylvania U.S. Customs and Border Protection) During a routine search of incoming shipments at Philadelphia International Airport, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents saw a ...

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Have you seen Twanshae Wilkerson? Deputies seek Hanover teen

Twanshae Yahnel Wilkerson HANOVER COUNTY, Va. — Authorities are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 16-year-old girl from Hanover County last seen Sunday afternoon. Twanshae Yahnel Wilkerson, who is considered a runaway juvenile, was last seen at her home on Feb. 12 at 4 p.m., Sgt. James R. Cooper with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said. “Wilkerson ...

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Friend Testifies That Durst Admitted To Berman He Killing Wife

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former close friend of Robert Durst says the millionaire heir’s best friend confided in him that Durst killed his first wife. Nathan Chavin testified Thursday in Los Angeles that Susan Berman told him Durst admitted killing his wife. The body of Kathleen Durst has never been found, and prosecutors say he killed Berman to keep ...

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Ex-Friend Testifies NY Real Estate Heir Robert Durst Said He Killed His Wife

LOS ANGELES (CBSNewYork/AP) — A former close friend of New York real estate heir and documentary figure Robert Durst says the millionaire heir’s best friend confided in him that Durst killed his first wife. Nathan Chavin testified Thursday in Los Angeles that Susan Berman told him Durst admitted killing his wife. Durst has pleaded not guilty to murder in the fatal shooting of ...

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2-Year-Old Hospitalized After Dog Bites Child In Face

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A young child has been hospitalized after being bitten by a dog in the face in Northeast Philadelphia. The fire department tells CBS 3 a 2-year-old was bitten in the face at Lawndale Avenue and Faunce Street. The child  was transported to Torresdale Hospital. Police say the owner was not home at the time. It is unclear ...

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Owens & Minor to open downtown center, hire 300 new workers

RICHMOND, Va. — Owens & Minor is about to have a much larger presence in Richmond. The Hanover-based medical supply distributor announced Thursday it planned to establish a new Client Engagement Center at Riverfront Plaza in downtown Richmond. To help fill the new office space, the Fortune 500 company would hire 300 new workers. “Virginia has been the home of ...

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Morgan Hill Restaurant Fined $120K For Serving Tilapia As Petrale Sole

MORGAN HILL (CBS SF) – A high-end Morgan Hill restaurant is under fire after being caught surreptitiously serving customers cheap fish while advertising and charging for a pricier one. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office reached a settlement Wednesday in a case against AS Restaurant Consulting Group LLC, DBA Odeum Restaurant, and owner Salvatore Calisi. Odeum, a Mediterranean infusion ...

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Police: Man With Gun Robbing Far South Side Businesses

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police are warning Far South Siders after three armed robberies were reported in the last month. A man armed with a chrome handgun enters a business, orders the victims to the ground, and takes property from them and money from the register, according to a community alert from Area South detectives. In one of the robberies, ...

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