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IRS: Tax scam brings many unhappy returns

Con artist “tax preparers” are telling seniors they can get big refunds. What they're likely to get is a lot of aggravation.


Little Bo-Beep needs love

Bo-Peep is a perky and sweet 12-week-old gray tabby kitten who was saved from a parking lot. She has been hand raised since 4 weeks old and is playful among kids, other cats and kitty-gentle dogs. She wants you to consider her as your new fur-baby. Bo-Peep is spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped and Fiv and Felv tested negative. Forgotten Cats provides sterilization assistance for homeless felines. Apply at www.petfinder.com/shelters/PA586.html or apply at the adoption center in the PetSmart at 901 Old York Road in Abington.


Keeping memories afloat

A former sailor on the USS Forrestal organizes a ceremony to salute the ship and remember a deadly fire.


Police seek help in finding Rite-Aid robber

Philadelphia police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a masked gunman who robbed the Rite Aid pharmacy on the 6400 block of Oxford Ave. on Aug. 3.


Two charged with multiple car burglaries

Philadelphia police are looking for the owners of more than $100,000 worth of electronic equipment, computers, cameras, power tools, musical instruments and other property after arresting two Northeast men Thursday for dozens of automobile break-ins.


Child molestation cases to begin in March

The ability of retired Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua to testify will be at issue next month.


Tacony woman raped in Pennypack Park

A Tacony woman was beaten and assaulted sexually in Pennypack Park after accepting a ride from a strange man in a pickup truck early on Aug. 2, Philadelphia police say.


West Oak Lane man charged with 14 burglaries, many in Northeast

Curtis Hairston made thousands of dollars by burglarizing more than a dozen businesses in the Northeast and North Philadelphia in June, authorities say. The long arm of the law finally caught up with him on Friday.


Getting back on the horse

When Mayor John F. Street and Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson shut down the Philadelphia Police Department’s mounted patrol in 2004, the unit was getting $190,000 in annual funding from the city.


Living in the past

Being a storyteller for the popular ‘Once Upon a Nation’ program demands a lot of Katie Stickney. She’s outgoing. She can be quite dramatic. And she knows her Philly history.