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Man who killed sons faces appeal deadline

Attorneys for Daniel Dougherty, convicted of starting a fire that killed his two young sons in their Oxford Circle home in 1985, have until Friday to file their written briefs in an appeal to Superior Court.


Local schools get scholarship money, thanks to tax credit

Bill Goetz, a CSX Corp. vice president, recalled a time not too long ago when Catholic and private schools were seen as institutions that would be open forever.


Tip prompts arrest in armed robbery

A broadcast of surveillance video of an armed robbery has led to the arrest of a Frankford man, police said.


Shooting victim arrested for possession of handgun

A 19-year-old man was found shot and critically wounded late Thursday near Cottman Avenue and the Roosevelt Boulevard, police said Friday.


Police arrest suspect in Holmesburg police impersonation case

Michael Green, 30, of Glenside, Montgomery County, was charged with impersonating a police officer, aggravated assault, robbery and related offenses.


Fund aids 103 families, more help needed

Because of the kindness of our readers, the Northeast Times this week was able to mail gift cards to 103 families who have let us know that they could use a little help at Christmas time.


Holiday Happenings

Check out our big day-by-day list of holiday concerts, tree lightings and other events.


Investigation leads to firings in cop killing case

State Rep. Brendan Boyle is happy that the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole last Friday terminated three employees who were in charge of supervising the killer of Police Officer Moses Walker Jr.


Landlords under fire

— Fed up with rotten tenants and their landlords? So is City Council, which is tackling the issue.


And the race for governor is on, a year early

John Hanger, former secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, last week announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor.