Bobby Allyn

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After Delays Due To Travel Ban, Syrian Family Has Emotional Reunion

Monday, February 06, 2017

The Assali family was reunited Monday morning in New York, more than a week after six members of the Syrian Orthodox Christian family were turned back to the Middle East due to a presidential order.


Thousands Of Protesters Greet Trump And Congressional Republicans In Philadelphia

Friday, January 27, 2017

Protesters took to the streets in Philadelphia, where congressional Republicans are having an annual retreat. Many demonstrators are concerned about Trump's promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act.


U.S. Law Enforcement Leader John Timoney Dies At 68

Thursday, August 18, 2016

John Timoney, a national leader in law enforcement, has died at the age of 68. His stints in Philadelphia and Miami are remembered for both innovation and controversy.


Newcomer Wants To Rid Philadelphia Of Its Parking Quirk

Sunday, August 14, 2016

It's as Philly as cheesesteak — cars and trucks parked right in the middle of the city's busiest streets. A newcomer trying to rid South Philadelphia of this defining tradition is upsetting locals.


Philadelphia Police Consider 2000 RNC In Preparing for Democratic Convention

Friday, July 22, 2016

When Philadelphia hosted the GOP Convention in 2000, police were criticized for a militant response to protesters. The city promises a softer approach at the Democratic Convention next week.


'Black Guns Matter' Focuses On Firearms Education To Decrease Violence

Monday, June 20, 2016

Philadelphia is one of many American cities fighting gun violence. Rather than working to get guns off the street, Black Guns Matter hopes that increasing education will decrease violence.


Pa. Judge Rules Sexual Assault Case Against Bill Cosby May Go To Trial

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cosby, accused by dozens of women of sexual assault, is charged with 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault in a case involving an ex-Temple University employee, who says Cosby assaulted her in 2004.


Bill Cosby Case To Consider Broken-Agreement Question

Monday, February 01, 2016

Entertainer Bill Cosby heads to court on Tuesday in what is expected to be the first of many attempts by his attorneys to derail his sexual assault criminal charges. The Tuesday heari...


Philadelphia Police Investigate Extremist Connections In Officer Ambush

Friday, January 08, 2016

A Philadelphia man is in custody after allegedly ambushing a city police officer in his squad car. The officer is recovering from the attack. The man told police he shot the officer i...


Philadelphia's Retiring Top Cop: 'I've Never Pretended To Be Perfect'

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Philadelphia's Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is retiring at the end of the year. Under his watch, the murder and violent crime rates are lower than they've been in decades.


Building Trust, Or Danger? Debate Over Naming Officers After Shootings

Saturday, September 12, 2015

After a police shooting, what information should be disclosed to the public? That question is roiling Philadelphia, where a bill aims to keep confidential the names of officers who use deadly force.


Racial Tension in The City of Brotherly Love

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A pop-up beer garden in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Philadelphia has become the latest flashpoint of gentrification and racial tensions. 

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N.J. Town Celebrates World Cup Champs And Hometown Hero Carli Lloyd

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Carli Lloyd, who led the U.S. women's soccer team to World Cup victory, comes from Delran, N.J., and her hometown is still buzzing about her stellar performance on Sunday.


In Philadelphia's Fishtown, A Fierce Debate Over The Fate Of A Polish Church

Friday, July 03, 2015

The Philadelphia Archdiocese has plans to demolish the city's oldest Polish church, but it's facing strong resistance: Longtime parishioners and neighborhood newcomers have joined forces in protest.


DOJ: Philly Police Shoot Locals Nearly Once a Week

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The results of a DOJ investigation into the Philadelphia Police Department found that officers are shooting at citizens frequently and not receiving adequate training. 


Why Texas Produces Colorful Candidates

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has officially announced that he is running for president. What is about Texas politics that produces so many colorful characters that rise to political office?

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Tennessee's Medicaid Deal Dodges A Partisan Fight

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tony Smith's disability check puts him over the income limit to receive standard Medicaid, but it's too little for him to qualify for a subsidy.

Sitting next to a federal health-care navigator at a Nashville, Tenn., clinic, he said he hopes lawmakers think of his plight and that of thousands ...


Tired Of Being There, Is Why Teens Broke Out Of Tenn. Facility

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Officials are still investigating how 32 teenagers broke out of the state's highest-security juvenile detention center in September. The breakout cast a harsh spotlight on the troubled facility.


Tenn. Detention Facility Explores How To Control Rough Teens

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A youth detention center in Nashville is making news because of riots and breakouts. Advocates point to Missouri as an exemplary model. There, the atmosphere can feel more like summer camp than jail.


Creating Your Baby's Last Name? Tennessee Says No

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Tennessee family invented a new surname for their kids, completely different from their own, and discovered that their state's law bars them from doing that.