Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday  October 27 1. South Carolina deputy placed on desk duty after manhandling black female high schooler A Richland County school resource officer has been placed on administrative duty following an incident at a local high school that was captured on video and circulated on social media sites across the nation. Lt. Curtis Wilson with…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Friday  October 23 1. Near-broke Phila. schools must borrow to make payroll Close to broke, the Philadelphia School District will soon have to borrow money to make payroll through the end of the year. The School Reform Commission will soon meet to authorize temporary borrowing that will allow the district to function…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Friday May 15 1. Lawyer: Engineer has ‘absolutely no recollection’ of Amtrak crash What was Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian thinking when his speeding train careened off the rails in Philadelphia, killing eight and sending over 200 to the hospital? He can’t say. That’s what Bostian’s lawyer told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday April 30 1. Lawyer for family of man killed by Philly police calls for reforms A day after she filed a civil-rights suit against the Philadelphia Police Department, the mother of Brandon Tate-Brown told reporters that she will continue to fight for the evidence in her son’s death to be released…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday April 15  1. Reward of $20K posted in hit-run death of boy, 4  After a young boy was killed and a mother and her child were seriously injured in separate hit-and-run incidents Monday night, Philadelphia police asked for the public’s help in identifying the drivers responsible. And they highlighted rewards posted…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Wednesday March 4  1. Congress Sends Homeland Bill to Obama Without Conditions  Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they initially demanded. “Sanity is prevailing,” said New York Republican Peter King, a former…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Tuesday March 3  1. Congress restarts clock on DHS funding fight Congress was able to temporarily dodge an imminent shutdown to the Department of Homeland Security last week, but lawmakers aren’t out of the woods quite yet. The clock has been reset to four days and counting until Congress faces yet…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Friday February 13    1. It’s official: Philadelphia to host 2016 Democratic Convention Philadelphia has been selected to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced this morning. The city beat out Columbus, Ohio, and Brooklyn, for the event, which will take place the week of…

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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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