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Tacony teen will be tried as an adult for fatal crash

A Tacony teenager who allegedly stole his mother’s car and caused a violent wreck that claimed the life of a Bensalem Township man last month has been ordered to stand trial as an adult for murder.


2nd PDAC salutes local heroes in blue

The 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored five police officers during a meeting at the Philadelphia Protestant Home on Tabor Avenue.


Debris finally cleared from site of January house fire

A Frankford house made uninhabitable by a fire was sealed up by the city on July 5, and debris from the building was bagged up and stacked on the narrow pavement outside until it was collected a couple weeks later.


NE neighborhoods get ready for National Night Out

The annual citywide National Night Out celebration has been canceled this year due to a lack of funding, but several neighborhood-based events will be available to Northeast residents on Tuesday, Aug. 2.


Adding insult to injury

For shop owner Yuzhen Ma, getting roughed up while disarming a thug was just the start of a troubling encounter.


Tacony home overrun with cats leads to cruelty charge

Animal-cruelty charges have been filed against a Tacony woman after humane-enforcement officers from the Pennsylvania SPCA found 41 live cats and two dead ones inside her rowhouse on July 12.


Longtime Democratic ward leader Stack dies

When Chris Drumm became 63rd Ward Democratic leader in the late 1980s, he asked predecessor Scott Becker for some advice.


O’Neill has bad feeling about ‘temporary’ tax

Councilman Brian O’Neill lost one big City Hall battle last month when his fellow Council members passed a second real-estate tax increase in as many years at the urging of Mayor Michael Nutter.


Police seek suspect, motive in Lawndale murder

Police are looking for a motive and suspect in the shooting death of 20-year-old Anthony Patterson, who was found on Monday inside a parked car in Lawndale.


Welcome home, soldier!

Army Pfc. Mark Wildsmith greets his grandmother, Helene Wildsmith, upon arriving at his Rhawnhurst home on Friday following his deployment in Afghanistan. Wildsmith, 20, a member of the 4th Infantry Division, I-66 Raider Brigade at Fort Carson, Colo., went to Afghanistan last October. Upon his arrival at Philadelphia International Airport, members of the groups A Hero’s Welcome and Warrior’s Watch led a welcoming escort that accompanied the soldier to his home, where he was cheered by family and neighbors.