Top 5 Live-WURD Friday May 29 1. Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert indicted on federal charges Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted on Thursday on federal charges, including for lying to the FBI, relating to an alleged effort to hide $3.5 million in payments to a person to conceal past misconduct. The Illinois…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday May 28 1. Texas floods: Cleanup continues — and so does the search for bodies At least 34 people — 14 in northern Mexico, 14 in Texas plus six in Oklahoma — have died in tornadoes and flooding from raging rivers. Another 10 people are missing. “It’s just very heartbreaking, that…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday May 27 1. Cleveland, DOJ announce changes in police force  The city of Cleveland and Department of Justice announced Tuesday how they are moving forward on agreed changes to the city’s police force. The consent decree is the next step after the city agreed to changes last year following a scathing report from DOJ…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday May 26 1. Cleveland Officer Acquitted In 2012 Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Suspects A judge handed down a verdict of not guilty on two counts of voluntary manslaughter against a Cleveland officer charged in the 2012 deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams — unarmed suspects who were caught in a 137-shot…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Friday May 22 1. Grand Jury Indicts 6 Baltimore Officers In Freddie Gray’s Death A grand jury has returned indictments against all six Baltimore Police Department officers charged in connection with the death last month of Freddie Gray, the state’s attorney in Baltimore says. Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby said at a news conference that…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday May 2015 1. Los Angeles Lifts Its Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour The nation’s second-largest city voted Tuesday to increase its minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15 an hour by 2020, in what is perhaps the most significant victory so far for labor groups and their allies who…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday May 20 1. Jim Kenney wins democratic nomination for mayor A former longtime Philadelphia councilman with broad union backing is poised to become the next mayor of the nation’s fifth largest city after his resounding win Tuesday in a six-way Democratic primary. Jim Kenney captured the nomination despite a pro-charter school…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday May 19 1. Obama lauds Camden police; ‘city is on to something’ Camden’s recently formed police force has made headway in cutting crime and gaining the trust of the community, but still has a way to go and cannot lift the struggling city by itself, President Obama said Monday. “No one is…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday May 18 1. FBI experts to examine Amtrak train’s windshield The National Transportation Safety Board is tapping FBI experts to investigate whether a mark on the windshield of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 was made by a hurled projectile — or even a bullet — before it derailed in Philadelphia last…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday May 13 1. Thirty years later on the bombed MOVE block On May 13, 1985, the 6200 block of Osage Ave. was destroyed. Police sought to arrest MOVE members who had fortified 6221 Osage. A shootout ensued. City officials authorized a bomb, made from C-4 explosives, to be dropped from a…

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