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Bystander injured by O.C. gunfire

Gunfire between two men on an Oxford Circle street critically wounded a teenage bystander on Aug. 30, Philadelphia police say.


Boulevard water-main break at Welsh Road throws motorists a curve

A major water main break forced the closure of all six inner lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard at Welsh Road on Sunday. Traffic restrictions there could remain in place for two weeks, Philadelphia Water Department officials say.


Former CLIP employees go on trial on Monday

Five former city workers accused of ransacking homes are scheduled to go on trial on Monday.


Firefighters to host benefit for Local 22 Widows’ Fund

Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department community and the general public are invited to attend the Mr. Philly Benefit for Local 22 Widows’ Fund on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Kings Oak in the Piazza, 1001 N. Second St., in Northern Liberties.


Pharmaceutical firm buys golf-course acreage

Teva North America finally signs on the dotted line and will build a distribution complex on 136 acres of Island Green.


Man and teen wounded in Frankford drive-by shooting

Two pedestrians were wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting in Frankford on Aug. 23.



Former cop pleads guilty in steroids case

A former Philadelphia police officer and Northeast resident pleaded guilty on Aug. 24 to federal felony charges in connection with an illegal anabolic steroids distribution ring.


Police have suspect in custody for 7-Eleven robbery

Philadelphia police on Monday announced last month’s arrest of a North Philadelphia man in connection with the armed robbery of a Mayfair 7-Eleven on May 7.


That ‘Dancing Fred’ is downright quackers

This is the story of how a 9-to-5er from Lawndale just couldn’t find happiness in his office cubicle. Now, as a tour guide, he’s happier than a Duck in the river.