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Two attempts to lure children reported in the Northeast

Detectives from Philadelphia’s Special Victims Unit are investigating two recent attempts to lure children in the Northeast, one involving a 17-year-old girl and the other an 8-year-old boy.


A tragic farewell

The Philadelphia Fire Department and International Association of Fire Fighters and Paramedics Local 22 have promised to always be there for the family of Joyce Craig.


Stray bullet hits teen in Wissinoming

A stray bullet entered a Wissinoming home and grazed a 13-year-old boy in the stomach as a gunman opened fire on the house during a failed robbery attempt, Philadelphia police say.


St. Chris student wins scholarship

Emma Licsauer, an eighth-grade student at St. Christopher School in Somerton, has been named one of 35 Neumann Scholars in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 123 elementary schools and will receive free tuition to the Archdiocesan high school of her choice. Anne Hileman, senior program officer and scholarship programs coordinator at the Connelly Foundation, visited St. Christopher School on Dec. 8 to announce the award.


Somerton scores a historical win

The Somerton Spartans football team recently won the Mighty Mites Division (9 and under) championship in the Northeast Suburban Athletic Conference (NESAC) with a 30-0 victory over Calvary A.A. It was Somerton’s first football championship in any division in about 30 years, according to team officials.


Somerton fortune teller blindsided by ruling

A fortune teller probably had a feeling that the vote wouldn’t go her way when she attended the monthly Somerton Civic Association meeting on Dec. 9 seeking support for a zoning variance that would allow her to continue seeing clients in her Bustleton Avenue home.


Smylie Community Fund puts hope in the holidays

Hanukkah started Tuesday night, and Santa Claus will be visiting Northeast homes in a week. Besides exchanging gifts, local folks are looking forward to sharing meals with loved ones.


Scam artist arrested in Rhawnhurst

Police, U.S. marshals and Secret Service agents went to a Rhawnhurst apartment building on Dec. 5 seeking to arrest a man for passing tens of thousands of dollars in bad checks. When they got there, the officers found their fugitive, who was allegedly sitting on a loaded gun and illegal drugs.


Rhawnhurst McDonald’s robbed at gunpoint

Two masked men held up a Rhawnhurst McDonald’s at gunpoint and made off with cash from the restaurant’s safe last Thursday.


Revolver found inside Samuel Fels High School

An 18-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after, the school's lockdown was lifted.