Top 5 Live-Thursday March 26

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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We Must Follow Officer Wilsons Example To Heal Our City

Robert Wilson was killed on a winter afternoon at a North Philadelphia strip mall, and if that were the end of the story it would be tragic. But it’s not the end. Not by a long shot. Wilson was a police officer, and the father of two children ages 1 and nearly 9. It was…

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Top 5 Live-February 19

Top 5 Live –WURD Tuesday February 19  1. SRC votes to approve 5 new charter school applications The Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted Wednesday night to approve five new charter schools from among 39 applications. The approved schools were offered three-year charters and have until May 31 to agree to terms with the SRC. Absent…

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Top 5 Live-February 6

Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday February 6  1. Two Philly cops charged with brutality  Philadelphia police officers Kevin Robinson and Sean McKnight have been charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy and other offenses after beating a man they falsely charged with assault. A grand jury investigation resulted in the charges,  District Attorney Seth Williams said at a…

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