My heart is broken at the news that Seth Williams has been indicted on charges of corruption. But the pain I feel is not for Williams – a man I’ve known for several years. Rather, my pain is for Philadelphia’s black community. Having read through the federal indictment that lays out Williams’ alleged crimes, the…

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THE INHERENT conflicts of interest between Philadelphia’s union bosses and political figures were brought sharply into focus by last week’s FBI raids on Electricians Union leader John Dougherty and City Council Majority Leader Bobby Henon. To be clear, neither man has been charged with a crime, and we don’t yet know what the FBI was…

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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 Monday April 20  1. Robert Bates speaks out on Tulsa shooting Robert Bates, the Tulsa, Oklahoma, reserve sheriff’s deputy accused of manslaughter in the death of a fleeing suspect — told NBC’s “Today” show Friday that confusing a taser and handgun can happen to anyone. That’s what Bates says happened on April…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday April 7  1. FBI investigates possible hate crime cases in St. Louis The FBI is investigating whether hate crimes were committed during two St. Louis area attacks where suspects allegedly made reference to Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer in August fatally shot black unarmed teen Michael…

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Top 5 Live – January 22nd 1. Republicans invite Netanyahu to address Congress and diss Obama Republicans in Congress invited the prime minister of Israel to rebut Obama’s Iran policy from the congressional podium next month. 2. Ball inflation controversy creates a real mess for Patriots, NFL Seven years ago, the Boston Herald reported that the Patriots…

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