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Two killed in DUI crash in Castor Gardens

A Mayfair man is behind bars after his drunken driving allegedly caused a crash that claimed the lives of two people early Tuesday morning.


A day to remember

The Lawncrest Community Association celebrated Veterans Day on Sunday morning with a ceremony in the grove at Lawncrest Recreation Center.


Former operator of T&T bar in Frankford sentenced to prison

Shamus Armsted of West Philadelphia formerly ran the old T&T bar at Margaret and Hawthorne streets. He was convicted in June of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in connection with the shooting of two people who were protesting outside his bar. Armsted was sentenced Wednesday to seven to 20 years in prison.


Tips on avoiding scam artists following Hurricane Sandy

The Internal Revenue Service warns residents to be careful of those who will try to get them to donate to phony charities or give up personal identification.


Somerton parents to pay back tuition to Lower Moreland school district

Hamlet and Olesia Garcia waived a preliminary hearing today after the Montgomery County district attorney's office agreed to recommend an ARD program instead of going to trial. The couple will have to pay more than $10,000 in tuition for enrolling their daughter in a Lower Moreland kindergarten while living in Somerton.


Biking and hiking paths to be built at Rush State Park

The 275-acre park in Northeast Philadelphia has been largely undeveloped for decades. A ground-breaking ceremony will be held Nov. 19 for the improvements.


Storm surge easily could have hit here

Hurricane Sandy spared Philadelphia from the worst of its devastating fury.


WEATHER UPDATE

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has dropped its high-winds advisory for the Greater Philadelphia area as wet snow continues to fall.


Police seek burglary suspect

A 65-year-old man carrying more than $800 in cash became a strong-arm robbery victim on Oct. 30 at a Wissinoming gas station.


Residents can take out trash earlier

The 10th Councilmanic District has been added to a pilot program that permits residents and small businesses to place their trash out for collection two hours earlier for the next five months.