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Weather Authority: Winter weather is back for sunny and cool St. Patrick's Day weekend

PHILADELPHIA - The sun is here to stay this weekend, but that spring weather is taking a back seat to cooler conditions.A cold front is responsible for bringing more winter weather as Saturday temperatures reach a high of 53 degrees, and Sunday dips down even further to 43 degrees.However, the weekend will bring plenty of sunshine as Friday night clears for dry, and pleasant days - plenty of time to bundle up and still get outside!Spring begins Monday, along with a warming trend that will help temperatures return to the 60s by Tuesday.______SEVEN-DAY FORECASTSATURDAY: Clearing, cooler. High: 53, Low: 41SUNDAY: 10 degrees below average. High: 43, Low: 29MONDAY: Spring arrives. High: 53, Low: 29TUESDAY: Sunny, pleasant. High: 60, Low: 32WEDNESDAY: Stays mild. High: 62, Low: 39THURSDAY: Partly cloudy. High: 63, Low: 47FRIDAY: Chance of showers. High: 67, Low: 43

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Larry Krasner - Philadelphia DAO releases information on 3 police, public safety officers involved in sex crimes -
Philadelphia DAO releases information on 3 police, public safety officers involved in sex crimes
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has announced charges against several police and public safety officers involved in sexual violence cases.In a Wednesday afternoon press conference, DAO officials detailed three cases.Pointing out similarities to the case of former Philadelphia detective Phillip Nordo, who was sentenced to 24.5 to 49 years in prison on rape, stalking and attempted sexual assault charges, District Attorney Larry Krasner called the allegations "very serious." He also urged individuals who may have information to come forward with details.Assistant District Attorney Lyandra Retacco released new information about a case against Howard Rubin, a former resource officer for the Philadelphia School District.Officials say Rubin was arrested in January 2021 and later sentenced to 10 - 20 years on charges relating to the sexual assault of minors.According to authorities, in 2010, Rubin was fired from a Philadelphia high school for inappropriate relations with students. Years later, he was separated from a charter school in the city for fraternizing with students.Rubin, who referred to himself as the "Philly Hip Hop Cop" on social media profiles, was well known at events where children would gather, Retacco said.The DAO's office says he often served as an armed security guard at many of the events and claimed to mentor city youth. Officials are asking anyone with information or who may have been a victim of Rubin's to come forward.