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Former Locke Elementary principal held for trial on tampering charges

Lolamarie Davis-O'Rourke, 43, principal at Alain Locke Elementary School on Haverford Avenue near 46th Street in West Philly from 2009 to 2012, faces charges of forgery, tampering with public records and related offenses.

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U.S. Marshals, cops catch the Rite Aid robber

Police say that the U.S. Marshals and Philadelphia law enforcement officers have apprehended a 49-year-old man they say robbed several West Philadelphia businesses, including several Rite Aid stores and the McDonald’s at 52nd and Chestnut.

• January 12, 2015, at 5:30 a.m., McDonald’s located at 5200 Chestnut Street

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• January 11, 2015, at 3:45 p.m., Rite Aid located at 5440 Lansdowne Avenue. The suspect then carjacks a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser from the parking lot after leaving the Rite Aid. The vehicle was later recovered on the 1400 block of North 56th Street.

• January 11, 2015, at 3:45 p.m., Rite Aid located at 5440 Lansdowne Avenue. The suspect then carjacks a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser from the parking lot after leaving the Rite Aid. The vehicle was later recovered on the 1400 block of North 56th Street.

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A meeting Monday for community input on the big 4224 Baltimore Ave. project

The zoning meeting will be held at the SHCA headquarters at 257 S. 45th Street, starting at 7 p.m. All interested neighbors and residents are welcome to attend.

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Cops: Violent serial robbery suspect nabbed

Authorities said Wright is also a suspect in robberies at two other Rite Aid stores, located at 5212 Baltimore Ave. and 5440 Lansdowne Ave., as well as the CVS at 7560 City Ave., the Family Dollar at 5814 Woodland Ave., and McDonald's restaurants at 7500 City Ave. and 5200 Chestnut St.

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Police said Wright's alleged crime spree began on March 25, when he threatened to shoot a store employee during a robbery at the Rite Aid at 5040 City Ave.

Authorities said Wright is also a suspect in robberies at two other Rite Aid stores, located at 5212 Baltimore Ave. and 5440 Lansdowne Ave., as well as the CVS at 7560 City Ave., the Family Dollar at 5814 Woodland Ave., and McDonald's restaurants at 7500 City Ave. and 5200 Chestnut St.

Authorities said Wright is also a suspect in robberies at two other Rite Aid stores, located at 5212 Baltimore Ave. and 5440 Lansdowne Ave., as well as the CVS at 7560 City Ave., the Family Dollar at 5814 Woodland Ave., and McDonald's restaurants at 7500 City Ave. and 5200 Chestnut St.

Authorities said Wright is also a suspect in robberies at two other Rite Aid stores, located at 5212 Baltimore Ave. and 5440 Lansdowne Ave., as well as the CVS at 7560 City Ave., the Family Dollar at 5814 Woodland Ave., and McDonald's restaurants at 7500 City Ave. and 5200 Chestnut St.

Authorities said Wright is also a suspect in robberies at two other Rite Aid stores, located at 5212 Baltimore Ave. and 5440 Lansdowne Ave., as well as the CVS at 7560 City Ave., the Family Dollar at 5814 Woodland Ave., and McDonald's restaurants at 7500 City Ave. and 5200 Chestnut St.

Authorities said Wright is also a suspect in robberies at two other Rite Aid stores, located at 5212 Baltimore Ave. and 5440 Lansdowne Ave., as well as the CVS at 7560 City Ave., the Family Dollar at 5814 Woodland Ave., and McDonald's restaurants at 7500 City Ave. and 5200 Chestnut St.

In the Lansdowne Avenue Rite Aid robbery, authorities said he also carjacked a Chrysler PT Cruiser in the parking lot, which was later recovered on the 1400 block of North 56th Street

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Interested in going back to school or buying a new home? The Lubert Independent...

...through the United Way can help you reach these goals. The ACHIEVEability Community Services Office (59 N 60th Street) is holding an IDA Program information session tonight, Thursday, January 22nd from 6:00 pm...

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99 Years Ago in Philadelphia: End of January, 1916

...were pissed off. These saloon NIMBYs were already successful in stopping one from opening at 52nd and Ranstead the year before, so their NIMBY powers were primed to take down another one. The...

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The dotted line indicates the direction of a flying manhole cover at 20th and Watkins.

...was tired of having to run his bar in what was then a shitty neighborhood (3rd and Arch) and wanted to move to the burgeoning commercial district found in the city's newest...

...nicest neighborhood, 52nd Street. He petitioned to move his saloon to the Northwest corner of 52nd and Larchwood, across the street from the new park created from the old Black Oak Woods (now...

...2 years, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, still located in their kickass building on the 1600 block of Locust Street, was losing items one by one. A rector at the church hatched a plan to...

...one stealing all of these valuable objects. The police went up to his house at 2423 n. 23rd Street and searched the place, finding silken robes braided with golden thread, silver candlesticks, satin stoles...

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