Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday  October 28 1. Nutter: Dissolve the School Reform Commission Mayor Nutter on Tuesday recommended replacing the School Reform Commission, which has governed the Philadelphia schools for the last 15 years. In a major policy speech, Nutter advocated creation of a Board of Education that would be composed of five people picked by the…

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 I find it ironic that as Pope Francis comes to join us for the World Meeting of Families, the families that are most in need of a blessing will be on the outside looking in.Those families are the ones who comprise Philadelphia’s stunning 26 percent poverty rate, and they are accustomed to being outsiders. They live…

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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 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 Thursday March 26  1. Mayor announces oversight board to address police shootings Mayor Nutter on Wednesday announced the creation of an independent oversight board to ensure that recommendations from a Justice Department report on Philadelphia police shootings are carried out.The board will report to Nutter and will be chaired by JoAnne Epps,…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Thursday March 5  1. Snow across the region overnight  Steady rain across the area continued until after midnight, when it changed over to snow from north to south.The snow fell steadily during the early morning hours and gradually shifted from north to south. In the north and west suburbs, the heaviest snow…

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