Capt. John McCloskey is happy he’s got 30 more cops to patrol his busy 15th District, but he said he could be happier. The 15th’s commander said he could always use more manpower and more cars.
The historic Ebola outbreak has pushed a Northeast church to temporarily change its educational mission in Liberia to concentrate on battling the illness.
Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council last week honored Officers Stephen Korpalski and Stephanie Johnson as their August Officers of the Month.
Just one Northeast Philadelphia gardener won a blue ribbon in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual garden contest.
A red ladder fell off a vehicle on Interstate 95 late Sunday afternoon, triggering an accident that injured a Philadelphia police officer.
Neighborhood crime and a couple of zoning issues dominated the informal discussions at last week’s Frankford Civic Association meeting, with a local pastor talking about the easy availability of drugs and “anything you want” at some local stores.
Six children suffered minor injuries Oct. 8 when their school bus crashed into five cars and ended up on a lawn, police said.
A Wissinoming teen was wounded by a gunman who shot at her several times outside her grandmother’s home on the 5900 block of Cottage Street late Oct. 1. She was wounded in an arm and taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
There’s no big storm coming. Streets aren’t flooded. Heavy snow’s not in the forecast, and there aren’t massive power outages. Those things might happen, and, if you’ve been drawing breath for a few years, you know they already have. Do Irene, Sandy and last winter ring any bells? About 40,000 Philadelphians were without electric power, some for several days, last winter.