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Bankrupt Philly refinery gets interest from 15 potential bidders; aims for a January auction

Fifteen potential bidders have submitted written interest to buy the bankrupt refinery, closed after a devastating June 21 explosion. But the refinery’s aim to maximize the sale price may put it on a collision course with activists who want the site to become greener.

Pennsylvania casino launches online poker games, a first in the state

PokerStars went live at 2 p.m. Monday for two days of tests under the supervision of state regulators.

300 SEPTA rail passengers stranded for hours after train snags overhead wires

SEPTA shut down service on its busiest regional rail line Saturday, stranding more than 300 passengers for hours on the Main Line and forcing Amtrak to halt service between Philadelphia and Harrisburg.

Patricia Quigley-Ayscue, 63, Rowan spokesperson and journalist

Patricia Quigley-Ayscue, of Mantua, N.J., the assistant director of public relations at Rowan University and an adjunct professor of communications at Rowan, died Thursday at age 63

Philly’s Stadium Casino won’t be open for a year. But it’ll start taking online sports bets soon

Philadelphia’s Stadium Casino is more than a year away from opening its doors to the public. But it may be taking bets in a few months online.

State approves $50.25 million sale of Cheltenham’s sewer system to private buyers

The price that Aqua is paying for the Montco town's aging wastewater system, along with millions in needed improvements, will translate into higher rates for all Aqua customers

Shut down Mariner East before it kills us, pipeline foes implore Pennsylvania agency

Opponents say the Sunoco pipelines, which carry gas liquids like propane to a export terminal in Marcus Hook, are too close to houses and schools to be safe.

NJ took in twice as many sports bets as PA last month. Which state collected more taxes?

New Jersey bookmakers took in more than double the number of sports bets as Pennsylvania. But Pa. collected more tax revenue, thanks to a much higher tax rate.

Court allows bankrupt Philly refiner to award secret bonuses

The bonus awards will be kept under seal, and a small circle of parties are bound by court order to keep the information confidential.

S. Philly refinery blast released 5,000 pounds of a deadly chemical, federal investigators say

Philadelphia dodged several potential catastrophes during the June 21 refinery blast, which launched pieces of shrapnel as large as a truck hurtling across the 1,300-acre refinery complex.