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Northeast Hall of Famer George Ballard dies at 92

George Edward “Butch” Ballard, a legendary jazz drummer from Frankford and 2010 inductee into the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame, died Saturday.


Terrance needs a new home

Terrance (A13822974) is a 1-2 year old lovable, terrier/pit mix that weighs approximately 38 pounds. Terrance passed tests for all types of aggression and gets along well with other dogs and cats. For more information or to adopt Terrance, email kdingler@pspca.org or visit him in person at the Philadelphia Animal Care and Control shelter at 111 W. Hunting Park Ave.


Snuggle with Toph

Toph is a young social black and white girl that was adopted with her brother Aang (solid gray short hair) as kittens; but sadly they were returned because of divorce. The siblings can go to separate homes or go home together. 


Holmesburg woman shot in attempted carjacking

A Holmesburg woman is expected to recover from a gunshot wound she suffered when a man tried to carjack her on Friday morning, police said.


Military Matters

Air Force Lt. Col. Brian P. McLaughlin has been selected for promotion to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Air Force.


New zoning regulations top Frankford Civic meeting

A proposal to change the city’s zoning code might provide a check to what members of the Frankford Civic Association have called a proliferation of rooming houses for recovering addicts.


Somerton kicks in support for martial-arts studio

The Somerton Civic Association on Sept. 13 gave nearly unanimous approval for the legalization of a commercial martial arts studio in a light industrial property on Damar Drive.


Police probe hit-and-run death

A man has been questioned by police but no arrests have been made in a fatal hit-and-run that claimed the life of a Torresdale woman on Thursday.


Man’s body dumped in Tacony

Authorities have not determined the official cause of death of a man whose body was dumped along the 6400 block of Cottage St. on Sept. 23, although a suspect has been questioned in the case.


Helpers needed for weatherization day

New project director Shirley Reses has presided over her first meeting of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community and put out a call for volunteers for the agency’s upcoming sixth annual winterization day.