Former Philadelphia congressman dies in London
July 1st, 2013
09:14 PM ET
10 months ago

Former Philadelphia congressman dies in London

Philadelphia (CNN) – Former U.S. Rep. William Herbert Gray has died, according to family spokesman William Epstein.

Gray, 71, was attending the Wimbledon tennis tournament in London with one of his sons Monday when he suddenly became ill, Epstein said. Attempts made to resuscitate Gray were unsuccessful. An immediate cause of death is unknown.

Filed under: Congress • Pennsylvania
Officials: Sandy-stricken areas will vote Tuesday 'come hell or high water'
November 3rd, 2012
06:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Officials: Sandy-stricken areas will vote Tuesday 'come hell or high water'

Elizabeth, New Jersey (CNN) - Four days before Election Day and four days after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the East Coast, Dennis Kobitz, administrator for the Union County Board of Elections, is on his way to polling sites to check on voting machine deliveries.

It would normally take Kobitz a few minutes to cross into the nearby city of Roselle from the Board of Elections office in Elizabeth, a city near Newark. This time it stretches into a 30-minute adventure.


Filed under: 2012 • New Jersey • New York
October 1st, 2012
10:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Judge set to rule on controversial Pennsylvania voter ID law

Philadelphia (CNN) – A Pennsylvania judge is expected to rule Tuesday whether or not to uphold a new state law requiring every voter to present a photo ID at the polls.

Supporters argue that the law signed in March by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett will prevent voter fraud and is upheld by the constitution. But opponents counter that the new law will disenfranchise voters, and any implementation should be postponed until after the November 6 presidential election.


Filed under: 2012 • Pennsylvania