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Frankford man charged with attempted murder

The Philadelphia district attorney on Sept. 20 filed an attempted-murder charge against a Frankford man whom police shot and critically wounded in April.


Haldeman Ave. bank robbed

Philadelphia police and the FBI seek the public’s help in identifying two men who robbed a Bustleton bank at gunpoint last month. They also are suspects in a suburban bank robbery.


Northeast bank robber sought

A man who robbed four banks in the Northeast and Cheltenham Township last year struck again locally on Aug. 27 and remains at large, authorities say.


Suspect in three armed robberies is arrested

Less than a day after Philadelphia police released surveillance images from three armed robberies in the Northeast, a tipster led investigators to the suspect, who was arrested on Sept. 14.


Library goes book to the future

Staffers at the MaST Charter School have good reason to be wowed by their new library and media center. Its technology is a wonder to behold.


Fitting memorial

For nine decades, the grave of a World War I soldier from Tacony lacked an important finishing touch. Pfc. Oxley has been properly saluted.


A fun day to be 100

The Glendale Uptown Home, a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Rhawnhurst, recently paid tribute to three residents — Eleanor Lustig and Catherine Raynes, both 102, and Lillian Cohen, 101 — during a National Centenarians Day party. In the photo above, Vanessa Jones dances with resident James Foley. 


Motorists sought in hit-run that hurt girl

Two vehicles were involved in an accident with a young pedestrian at a Holmesburg Wawa on Aug. 30, but neither driver bothered to wait for help to arrive. Instead, they fled the scene.


Honoring a fallen friend

Johnny Kihm’s buddies from Presentation BVM Elementary School were devastated when he died in Afghanistan and wanted to honor him in some way.


If O’Brien leaves House, his seat could leave Philly

State Rep. Dennis O’Brien is favored to be elected to City Council on Nov. 8, which would leave his 169th Legislative District seat vacant.