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Sick of hidden cable TV fees? This New Jersey lawmaker wants to put a stop to them.

Consumer advocates have accused cable companies like Comcast and Verizon of disguising price hikes by increasing those fees without changing promotional rates.

Getting past the paywall: Comcast-backed Philly startup wants to help sell news

Launched in August, Nickl sells businesses a bundle of digital subscriptions from publishers like the Los Angeles Times, negotiating lower rates by leveraging a large volume of corporate workers.

Comcast’s profits rose 11.5 percent despite losing more cord cutters

The Philadelphia company’s cable unit signed up 379,000 broadband customers from July through September, while losing 238,000 Xfinity TV subscribers.

Comcast executive, LGBTQ liaison claims company discriminated against him for being gay

Klayton Fennell claims that Comcast demonstrated repeated bias against him over his 18 years with the company.

Could Comcast’s TCM price hike, Starz dispute push more customers to cut the cord?

Angry customers on social media said Comcast was effectively raising their prices, especially on seniors who enjoy classic movies on TCM.

N.E. Philadelphia man who threatened violence against former employer and police found dead

"He made some threats against his former employer ... and said that if the cops try to interfere they would have consequences also and that he would shoot it out with police," Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum said.

‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek says he’s ‘not a big fan’ of the Phillie Phanatic

The 'Jeopardy!' host made the blasphemous remark during Friday night’s episode after a contestant claimed he fought the fuzzy, green-beaked popular team mascot at a minor league baseball game in Scranton.

1 pedestrian killed, another injured when struck by car in Philly’s Hunting Park

The woman and man were hit by a gray Pontiac Grand Prix on the 1600 block of West Hunting Park Avenue.

Man dies in Philly after weekend shooting

Police did not say where the shooting took place. No arrests have been made.

Fatal gunshot victim found on I-95 near Commodore Barry Bridge

The death of the 33-year-old man from Philadelphia is being investigated as a homicide, Pennsylvania State Police said.