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Camp raising money for pets

Cherokee Day Camp will take place on Sunday, Aug. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. at 1 Declaration Drive in Bensalem.

Around town: August 5, 2015

Signups for weight-loss program

Youth news

See what local kids are accomplishing throughout the Northeast. 

Video released in cell store break-in

Two would-be burglars thought they had the security system sussed when they broke into a Frankford cell phone store on June 17, but there were two surprises waiting for them inside Simple Mobile Solutions at 5216 Torresdale Ave.

Two NE men dead in unrelated shootings

Gunfire claimed the lives of two Northeast men in separate shootings last week.

Two men critical after knife fight in Tacony

A knife fight early Monday outside a Tacony house wasn’t what it initially seemed, but detectives are starting to get a much clearer picture of how two men ended up with critical stab wounds.

Trash pickup issues a hot topic at East Torresdale Civic meeting

Philadelphia has been living up to its derogatory nickname “Filthy-delphia” in at least one major way since last winter as the city’s once-reliable rubbish collection schedule has become the antithesis of clockwork.

Taylor to co-sponsor immigration bill

Following the death of Kathryn Steinle, who was gunned down in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant, state Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) announced he will co-sponsor legislation to require state and local law enforcement agencies to comply with federal law and cooperate with federal immigration officials.

SWAT officer shot, saved by vest for second time

Francis Whalen had seen and done it all before.

Summer entertainment news

Blues star to perform at Folk Festival