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    And the 2017 Viewers’ Choice Winners are…

    PHL17, home of the Mummers, is excited to announce the winners of the 2017 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade Viewers’ Choice Awards. Winners were chosen by popular vote on PHL17.com. Congratulations to Woodland String Band for their performance, “Carnival: Premeire de Janeiro” and Satin Slipper for their performance, “Closing Time.” For photos and videos of the 2017 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade and Fancy Brigade Finale, along with past parades, visit PHL17.com/mummers. Enjoy videos of the winning performances below.  

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    IN FOCUS: Prostate Cancer and Men’s Health

    On In Focus with host Jennifer Lewis-Hall, we focus on men’s health – specifically prostate cancer awareness. According to the American Cancer Society – other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society says about 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Six cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at […]

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    Rancher loses thumb at rodeo, still picks up four first-place scores

    DENVER — Life at the National Western Stock Show can be fun. But Justin Johnson is proof life can also be dangerous. During a recent team roping event, Johnson, a rancher from outside Casper, Wyo., lost his thumb. “This is probably the No. 1 danger of team roping events is cutting your fingers out,” Johnson told KDVR from his hospital room. Johnson said his thumb got stuck on a saddle horn and his trusty rope quickly became a nasty knife. “I […]

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    94-year-old with 4.0 GPA gets surprise graduation ceremony

    HONOLULU – More than 50 years after she first enrolled, Amy Craton received her college diploma at the age of 94 in a surprise commencement ceremony Monday in Honolulu. The Hawaiian woman’s determination is that much more impressive considering her GPA – a perfect 4.0, according to Inside Edition. Craton graduated last spring, but wasn’t able to fly to Southern New Hampshire University for the official ceremony. Craton received her bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing during the ceremony organized by […]

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    Obama approval rating hits 60% as end of term approaches

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will leave office Friday with his highest approval rating since 2009, his presidency largely viewed as a success, and a majority saying they will miss him when he is gone. A new CNN/ORC poll finds Obama’s approval rating stands at 60%, his best mark since June of his first year in office. Compared with other outgoing presidents, Obama lands near the top of the list, outranked only by Bill Clinton’s 66% in January 2001 and Ronald […]

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    School official fired for tweet about student’s spelling of ‘tamarrow’

    FREDERICK, Md. — A Maryland school system employee was fired after she tweeted a student about his spelling. On Jan. 5, a student tweeted @FCPSMaryland and said, “close school tammarow PLEASE.” Several hours later, Frederick County Public Schools Social Media Manager Katie Nash tweeted back “but then how would you learn how to spell ‘tomorrow?’ :)” The response instantly prompted backlash as thousands of people retweeted and liked the post, with many students replying to the comment. “As a new employee, I think […]

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    2017 Mummers Parade Viewers’ Choice Finalists

    PHL17, home of the Mummers, is gearing up for the 2017 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade Viewers’ Choice Awards Ceremony. The winners will be announced at the ceremony on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 7 PM to 9 PM at SugarHouse Casino in their new Event Center. The String Bands and Fancy Brigades in the running for the awards are below. The top 5 String Band Finalists for the Viewers’ Choice Award (in alphabetical order): Hegeman Polish American Quaker City South […]

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    Puppy reunites with rescuers who saved her from burning home

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A puppy who was saved from a burning home was reunited with those who saved her life earlier this week. Firefighters had rescued Hex from an early morning house fire in October 2016. Officials say Hex was in the only survivable part of the house remaining. She was unresponsive for the first 20 minutes after she was rushed from the home. AFD Firefighters rescue dog from early morning fire off Toxaway St. #NCFire #avlnews pic.twitter.com/SP1iM9Xl9E — ASHEVILLE […]

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    Your child’s ‘Sophie the Giraffe’ toy might be filled with mold, parents warn

    NEW YORK — Reports of mold found inside of “Sophie the Giraffe” teething toys are once again circulating on social media — causing many parents to worry. According to GoodHouseKeeping.com, pediatric dentist Dana Chianese said she was cleaning a Sophie the Giraffe toy last month when she noticed something smelly coming from a hole on the toy. The mother said she decided to cut it open and found what resembled a “science experiment” – disgusting mold coating the inside of the toy her child had […]