With Mayor Nutter pitching a 1-cent sales tax increase in Harrisburg yesterday, John Baer takes a look at how Philadelphia's tax burden compares to other big cities.

Across the Delaware River, Republican Chris Christie easily wins the primary election to challenge Gov. Jon Corzine for power in Trenton.

The owner of a private tutoring company is charged with billing the Philadelphia School District with $18,000 in services that were not performed.

And an angry mob nabs -- and pummels -- a man suspected in the rape this week of an 11-year-old girl.