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March 30, 2006 | By Michael Currie Schaffer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John J. Dougherty, electricians' union leader, city Democratic treasurer, Philadelphia mayoral hopeful, has opened a new front in the political wars that have enveloped him in recent months. But where Dougherty's other recent battles have been behind-the-scenes struggles with fellow Democratic power brokers, the latest engagement comes in the form of a lawsuit pitting his International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 against ABC affiliate WPVI-TV (Channel 6). In a suit filed yesterday in Common Pleas Court, the union claims it was defamed by a WPVI news report that said federal investigators were pressuring convicted City Councilman Rick Mariano to provide potential information for a probe of Dougherty's relationship with a local electrical contractor.
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August 4, 2001 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The White House last night announced that Alan D. Lewis, the U.S. marshal in Philadelphia who has come under fire in recent months for alleged wrongdoings in office, has been dismissed by President Bush. "Yesterday [Thursday], the President decided to act upon the recommendation of Attorney General [John] Ashcroft and the Department of Justice inspector general to remove Mr. Lewis," White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said in a telephone interview last night. Lewis could not be reached for comment - a call to his government cell phone was answered by a marshal who said that all of the equipment issued to Lewis had been recalled.
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May 21, 2010
The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357) at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101, or e-mail dsullivan@phillynews.com .
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April 25, 2016
Cheryl Rice is the author of "Where Have I Been All My Life?" Mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, onion, and pickle. Though I haven't worked at Burger King for 30 years, I reflexively rattled off those ingredients to my husband as we watched a recent news report showing fast-food workers picketing for higher wages. And with pride I recalled carefully layering each ingredient on sizzling burgers, topping it all off with a sesame seed bun. (I made a mean Whopper in my day. The messier the better.)
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April 19, 2016 | By Rob Tornoe, Staff Writer
Three people were shot and killed inside a Kensington home in Philadelphia early this morning, and a fourth was shot outside before the suspected shooter was arrested, according to police at the scene. Police say events began about 3:45 a.m. at the rowhome on the 600 block of Westmoreland Street. Multiple people called 911 after apparently hearing gunfire. When police arrived, the suspected shooter barricaded himself inside the home for little more than an hour. He surrendered to police shortly after 5 a.m. Detectives said the dead included the suspect's brother, the brother's girlfriend, and an unrelated man who lived at the home.
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April 11, 2016
An off-duty Philadelphia police officer shot and wounded a robbery suspect at T-Mobile store in the Ogontz section of the city Saturday afternoon, police said. The suspect was transported to Einstein Medical Center. The officer was not injured, police said. The police said the incident took place at about 2:26 p.m. near Broad and Chew Streets. This is a breaking news report. Check back for updates. -Tricia L. Nadolny  
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November 12, 2015 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
MAYBE STATE Attorney General Kathleen Kane was right about that old-boys' network in Pennsylvania politics. Apparently, it even reaches into the state Supreme Court. Wednesday, the chief counsel for the state's Judicial Conduct Board stepped aside from an investigation into a Supreme Court justice's raunchy emails after the  Daily News  reported that he was a friend of the justice's and had played a lead role in his re-election campaign. Board lawyer Robert Graci, who is responsible for reviewing and processing complaints of judicial misconduct, confirmed to the newspaper on Monday that he had worked on Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin's 2011 retention-campaign committee.
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November 7, 2015
A story Thursday on Comcast Corp.'s data caps should have referred to gigabytes instead of gigabits. A story Wednesday incorrectly stated the Philadelphia Bar Association ratings for two candidates for Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge. Chris Mallios and Kai Scott were rated "highly recommended. " An item in Friday's "Sideshow" column contains incorrect information about Eddie Murphy's children. The actor and comedian, who is expecting his ninth child, has five children with ex-wife Nicole, one with former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, and two from other relationships.
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August 17, 2015 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
GOV. Wolf has quietly appointed a new commissioner to the Delaware River Port Authority following a Daily News story last month that led to the abrupt resignation of Commissioner Whitney White. Wolf spokesman Jeff Sheridan confirmed yesterday that attorney Carl Singley - the former dean of Temple University's law school and onetime close friend of John Street - had been appointed to the DRPA's board on Aug. 4. Unlike Wolf's previous appointments, Singley's was not publicly announced.
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January 13, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
JOE O'DOWD, a crack Daily News police reporter, was relaxing at his rental house in Brigantine, N.J., in the summer of 1987 when there came a heavy knock on the door. It was a Brigantine cop with a message from Joe's office telling him to get back to Philly to cover a development in the notorious Gary Heidnik murder case. Apparently, the office didn't have a number for Joe's summer place, so it had to track him through the local cops. Of course, Joe hightailed it back to Philly to check out the case of the man who kidnapped, tortured and raped six women he held prisoner in his North Philadelphia "House of Horrors," killing two. Joseph Donald O'Dowd, considered one of the best of a legendary contingent of reporters who covered the cops for the Daily News, the Inquirer and the Bulletin in the days before cellphones and the Internet, died Wednesday of cancer.
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November 18, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
THE HONCHOS at CBS3 might want to get their checkbook out. It seems that back on Sept. 29, station anchorman Chris May looked into the teleprompter and reported that a school police supervisor at a city charter school was fired over allegations that he sexually abused a boy. "Howard Rubin is the suspect," May intoned, as Rubin's picture flashed on the screen. "He is accused in the sexual abuse of an underage male student. " Now, here's why CBS3's story may cost the station big bucks in a lawsuit filed Friday: Rubin not only was not fired, but he also has not been accused of, nor arrested for, sexually abusing anyone.
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July 18, 2014 | By Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writer
  The president of the Philadelphia lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police assailed the Philadelphia Daily News on Wednesday, saying there were credible allegations that two of the newspaper's reporters paid for utility bills, food, diapers, and other gifts to a woman whose story was told in their Pulitzer Prize-winning series on police misconduct. In an interview later in the day, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey raised similar criticisms of the reporters, saying that if the allegations were true, the reporters crossed an ethical line.
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