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    Weekend Philler

    “Weekend Philler” is the show that’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s video content that we use to fill our weekend lineup.  So instead of an infomercial or re-run- we’ve selected lots of short, entertaining, local pieces we think you will like.   Sometimes you won’t, but that’s OK, the videos are all short, all local and if you don’t like one, you will like the next one. Here are some examples. We hope you enjoy Weekend Philler on PHL17.  […]

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    Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day with Kid Reporter Nick Vitale

    Take Your Kid to Work Day has been a national “holiday” for 14 years now and Philadelphia is one of the places that does it right. I can definitely see why and how it stood the test of time. It gives kids a chance to see what their parents do for a living and give them inspiration for what they want to be in life. Personally, this day has shown me what I would like to be when I grow […]

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    Woman shares prison letter from Jared Fogle

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –- A woman who says Jared Fogle wrote her from prison is sharing the letter with the public. Brena Firkins told WXIN that she had a very personal relationship with the ex-Subway pitchman several years ago. The two met on a dating site about eight years ago, according to the report Firkins says she had a sexual relationship with Fogle for about a month before they lost contact. “We just had a good time,” Firkins said. “He was, like, real generous. He […]

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    Adopt a Pet: ‘Mums and Mutts’ and PHL17 Morning News

    PHL17 Morning News is teaming up with “Mums and Mutts”  to help find some great homes for some worthy shelter animals. We update this post weekly with new furry friends in need of a forever home. For the adoptable pet that you saw LIVE on PHL17 Morning News, click HERE! Meet Bon Bon! Besides the perfect name, this pretty girl was featured on PHL17 Morning News in hopes of finding her forever home. Bon Bon is a 3-year-old  American Bulldog […]

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    Hidden cellphone feature keeps track of your every move

    NEW YORK –- There’s a hidden feature on your cell phone tracking your every move. Software on Apple and Android devices keeps a record of your daily routine. It’s called “frequent locations,” which is stored deep in a maze of privacy settings. It tracks time, dates and how long you stay somewhere. It even knows where you live and work, based on your time and trips there. “That’s pretty scary I would never know a phone would have that much […]

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    12-year-old girl finishes half-marathon — by mistake

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. — LeeAdianez Rodriguez, known as Lee to those close to her, was running late and just made it Sunday to the start of the 5K race she had signed up for in Rochester, NY, the Democrat and Chronicle reports. But at some point during her run, the 12-year-old started wondering why the route seemed to be taking forever. At around the halfway point, she found out why, the AP notes: She had jumped into the wrong race and […]

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    Free Philly Subway Tokens from McDonalds today at Walnut/ Locust Station between 4:30-6:30

      McDonalds is giving away free today at the Broad Street Line Walnut/ Locust Station between 4:30-6:30 pm.   Last week, over 300 people waited in line for tokens in this McDonalds promotion.  This is the final day of the give away.  In all, McDonalds has given away $15,000 in free SEPTA rides and $3,000 in free parking (at the Phillies game) bringing Monopoly to life by allowing fans to “take a ride” on SEPTA or enjoy “free parking”.  

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    WWE star Chyna found dead at 45

    Joan Laurer, the ground breaking female wrestler known as Chyna, has died. #RipChyna 😢😢😢 all of us on team Chyna love you and will love you forever babe. Felix pic.twitter.com/jOfbHUAI2j — Chyna (@ChynaJoanLaurer) April 21, 2016 “It is with deep sadness to inform you that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero. Joanie Laurer aka Chyna, the 9th wonder of the world, has passed away,” said a post on her website. We are saddened to learn of the […]

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    Disney gives sneak peek at new Frozen, Star Wars, and Toy Story attractions

      LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — During a media event on Wednesday, Walt Disney World offered a preview of several attractions opening this summer and a sneak peek at additional attractions expected to open over the new few years. New Frozen attractions set for summer Disney can’t — and won’t – let it go. The Frozen Ever After attraction currently under construction at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot will open this June, Disney revealed on Wedsday. A new boat tour will take […]

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    Dying teen who gave inspirational graduation speech passes away surrounded by loved ones

    HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — D’Marco Jackson, the Virginia high school graduate whose inspirational 2015 graduation speech went viral, died early Tuesday morning, according to a post shared by his mother on Facebook. “It is with great sadness to announce that at 2:10 this morning D’Marco took his last breath,” Lucet Galarza-Martinez wrote. “He was surrounded by his loved ones who laughed, cried and reminisced about D’Marco’s personality as we played his favorite songs.” Jackson lived with aplastic anemia, a condition in […]