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Top Philadelphia news: Prof accused of spending grant money at strip clubs; 1 killed in shooting

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in Philadelphia.

Prosecutor: Drexel University professor spent federal grants at strip clubs

A former university professor in Philadelphia spent federal grant money on strip clubs and other personal expenses, prosecutors said Monday.

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2 face charges after man killed, 2 women kidnapped during home invasion

Brothers Dominic Wellmon, 28, and Mark Wellmon, 31, have been charged with murder, attempted murder, robbery, kidnapping and related offenses.

Read the full story on FOX 29.

Philadelphia man killed in shooting near Shippensburg University 

The university has canceled classes as State Police search for two students following a shooting near the campus Sunday night. State Police said the body of 21-year-old Shakur Myers of Philadelphia was found near a vehicle on High Street. 

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Asbestos-tainted high school closed until at least January

The 1,000 students impacted by this will be sent to South Philadelphia and Strawberry Mansion.

Read the full story on Philadelphia Inquirer.

City Council member pushes to end library late fees

“Those fines are regressive financial penalties that disproportionately impact people and communities who can least afford to pay them,” City Council member Cherelle Parker said.

Read the full story on CBS Philadelphia.

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