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Former prison guard faces felony charges

A former Philadelphia prison guard is facing federal felony charges after he allegedly tried to deliver drugs, cigarettes and mobile telephones to inmates in exchange for cash.

Judge is told to file opinion in appeal of priest sex-abuse trial

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court on Tuesday ordered Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina to file an opinion of the appeal of a priest’s child endangerment conviction that resulted from last year’s history-making sex-abuse trial.

Honors for a vet

A local veterans’ group has honored Ret. Army Lt. Col. Kathy Brill for her long and distinguished career.

NE man convicted of third-degree murder in dog droppings dispute

Tyrirk Harris, 28, was acquitted of first-degree murder charges.

Northeast judge, ex-lawmaker among dozen charged in Traffic Court scandal

Michael Lowry, Fortunato Perri Sr. and others are accused of fixing tickets.

In Holme Circle, false flier sparks huge turnout

A private developer is seeking public funding to convert an old convent on Holme Avenue into a 44-unit apartment complex for homeless military veterans and other low-income people — but neighborhood folks already knew about that.

Lawmaker wants the Holocaust to be taught in public schools

— State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams is pushing a bill that requires the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide in public school classrooms.

Enjoy free pancakes at IHOP for a great cause

The International House of Pancakes has invited guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day on Tuesday, Feb. 5, while celebrating Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 30th anniversary. That day, the restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the first national fund-raising campaign to kick off the 2013 fund-raising year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Benefit to combat cystic fibrosis is scheduled for Feb. 9

The Harvey/DeLange family’s 23rd annual benefit to combat cystic fibrosis is approaching, and planners are hoping for another big night. 

Guns a hot topic at ‘Take Back Your Neighborhood’

Mark Gilson, chief of the district attorney’s Northeast bureau, recalls a time when a person convicted of carrying an unlicensed gun received a sentence of probation.