Afternoon Roundup – January 18, 2013

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Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region waned unexpectedly in January, according to Bloomberg news. “The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s general economic index dropped to minus 5.8 from 4.6 in December.”

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Philadelphia police say that a 9 year-old girl told school officials that she was the victim of an attempted abduction to avoid getting in trouble for tardiness, reports Philly.com.

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Hip Hop recording artist Meek Mill is suing the Philadelphia police, reports BET. The Philly native filed a lawsuit naming Philadelphia Officers Andre Boyer and Michael Varga as defendants, alleging false imprisonment, invasion of privacy, civil rights violations and other charges.

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