Police: 2 Children Killed, 2 Wounded In Shooting Inside Burlington County Home

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By Steve Beck

TABERNACLE, N.J. (CBS) — Two children were killed and another child and woman were wounded during a shooting inside a Burlington County home, state police said.

The shooting happened inside a home on Holly Park Drive in Tabernacle, New Jersey.

New Jersey State Police said they received a phone call from a family member inside the home at about 9 a.m.

Investigators say when Troopers arrived, they found the bodies of a boy and girl inside the home.

Two others — a female and a juvenile — were taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden in unknown conditions.

The names and ages of the dead and the wounded were not immediately available, but investigators did say they were all related.

“I can tell you that there’s not a massive manhunt going on and the public should not be alarmed or feel threatened,” State Police spokesman Captain Stephen…

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Former Teacher’s Aide Arrested For Allegedly Sending Porn To 13-Year-Old Boy

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A former teacher’s aide who worked in Philadelphia has been charged with sending pornographic images to a 13-year-old boy.

Quasim Patrick Cunningham, a 29-year-old from Philadelphia, is charged with 40 counts of corruption of minors, dissemination of explicit sexual materials to a minor, and contact with a minor to engage in sexual activity after authorities say he sent pornographic videos and images to the teenage boy via Facebook.

Cunningham was recently employed by the Philadelphia Organization Industrialization Center, where he reportedly worked at Henry A. Brown Elementary School in the after school program. He was also a teacher’s aide through EducationWorks and worked at several after school programs including those at Blankenburg Elementary School, Heston School and Blaine School.

On Nov. 18, officials executed a warrant at Cunningham’s home, where he lived with his mother. There, officials were able to seize digital evidence that included 32 images…

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Clock Ticking To Zero on Proposed Sale of PGW

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By Mike Dunn

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Today brought another nail in the coffin of Mayor Nutter’s proposed deal to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works, with further inaction by City Council and a statement from the anointed buyer saying that it will not continue working to keep the deal alive.

Today’s City Council meeting was the final chance for any lawmaker to introduce the required legislation in order for a vote to happen by year’s end, when the PGW sale agreement expires.

Speculation had been rampant that one or two councilmembers were considering going against the wishes of Council president Darrell Clarke and introducing the measure but, as of today, none did so.

This means that unless Clarke adds an additional City Council meeting to the calendar in December, or unless the buyer (UIL Holdings of Connecticut) and the Nutter administration decide to extend the deal into next year — both…

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2014 Midterm Elections, Get Out The Vote!

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Since 2004, WordPress has set out with an ambitious goal in mind — to democratize publishing and put state-of-the-art tools in front of publishers both large and small across the planet. We believe strongly in this vision because when more people have access to powerful tools on the web, that in-turn empowers them to do great things and publish amazing content. We feel the same way when it comes to democratizing, well, democracy — and in just a few weeks, citizens across the United States will have a unique opportunity to flex their political muscle and vote in the 2014 Midterm Elections.

For our part, we want to provide our US-based users a set of resources to help them make a smart, informed decision when it comes to who they will vote for. We also want to provide a toolkit so that they can get more information on where to…

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Emoji Everywhere 🎃

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Emoji? What are they?

“Emoji” is a Japanese term meaning “picture character.” It’s a standard for showing smileys and other little symbols inside text. But unlike traditional smileys that are made up of a sequence of letters like :), every emoji has its own letter.

🌷 🌹 🌺 🌻 🌼

Emoji blossomed on smartphones, where quickly picking out an emoji is often faster than typing out a long sentence.

Today we’re rolling out hundreds and hundreds of emoji across WordPress.com — 872 to be exact.


Do they look familiar? That’s because Twitter has graciously decided to open-source their entire set, allowing anyone to use them. We’re already busy preparing to add these to Jetpack, so WordPress.org users can join in the fun too.

Before today, emoji you inserted into your posts on the go wouldn’t always show properly for all your visitors. While the nice little bunny…

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What’s The Last Novel You Read?

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Today’s Monday Question is simple:

What’s the last novel you read?

I don’t have much to say on this one because you probably already know the answer if you read the blog daily.

Just last week, I reviewed The Confessions of Nat Turner. It’s a great novel if you don’t mind some clunky narration by William Styron. That’s the only drawback. Confessions is an intense and moving novel.

So what about you—what’s the last novel you read? Did you like it? And would you recommend it?

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