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Changing Skyline: Hit by lightning, church reinvented itself

4 hours 35 min ago
Trinity Memorial Church at 22d and Spruce Streets was failing in the summer of 1994, and the few dozen remaining congregants knew it.

Failed Norristown condos still a burden to buyers

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:35
Terry Derby had to surf on seven different couches. Ellen Frank was turned down for credit cards and had trouble leasing a car. Ryan Schofield figures he might never again be able to buy a house.

Youth volunteers transform North Philly drug house into a church

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:35
Before the drug trade moved in, the abandoned building at Sheridan and Clearfield Streets in the heart of a troubled North Philadelphia neighborhood housed a grocery store and apartments.

Building bonds among kids of terrorism's victims

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:35
Robert Pycior, 21, wore an orange tutu, orange leotard, orange wig. He was feeling very pro-orange. He lost his father in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, but he had team spirit.

Officer's widow seeks answers in fatality

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:35
Sgt. William McGovern of the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office fatally ran over a motorcyclist and called 911 last July 27. Then, minutes after he learned the victim was off-duty Moorestown Patrolman Craig Berner, McGovern left the scene on Westfield Road to feed a friend's cat, according to law enforcement records.

Homelessness is on the rise in Kensington

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:35
Ilza Padua bathes her 500-pound ex-boyfriend in exchange for a shower, or a $10 bill she could use to buy a bag of heroin.

Gaza war rages despite truce pledges

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:35
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

Robert E. Brumbaugh, car dealer, Navy vet

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:34
Robert E. Brumbaugh, 88, a decorated Navy veteran and former owner of Brumbaugh Pontiac in Lansdowne, died Monday, July 21, of complications from dementia at Frey Village in Middletown, Dauphin County.

At the Shore, get anything delivered or picked up - by bike

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:34
Don't want to singe your feet on hot beach sand to go get lunch? Just scored a table at that hot new BYOB but don't happen to be toting a bottle of wine? Run out of sunscreen during peak tanning hours?

Police: Father kills son, 5; turns gun on boy's mother, himself

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:33
A 5-year-old boy was shot dead late Saturday night and his mother seriously injured in what Ridley Township police said was a shooting rampage by the child's father, who then shot himself in the head.

Paul Schell | Former Seattle mayor, 76

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:33
Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell, 76, who led the city during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, died Sunday, Mayor Ed Murray said.

Peter D. Quick, 69, former bank real estate executive

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:33
Peter D. Quick, 69, of Haddonfield, a former real estate executive for Philadelphia regional banks, died of cardiac arrest on Saturday, July 19, while vacationing in Ocean City, N.J.

Phila. school budget cuts eat into college admissions

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:33
Christine Donnelly used to knock on students' doors when they stopped showing up at school. The counselor at Academy at Palumbo, a South Philadelphia magnet school, sat with seniors to make sure they were choosing colleges that were a good fit. She helped them puzzle through financial-aid forms.

Phila. school budget cuts eat into college admissions

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:33
Christine Donnelly used to knock on students' doors when they stopped showing up at school. The counselor at Academy at Palumbo, a South Philadelphia magnet school, sat with seniors to make sure they were choosing colleges that were a good fit. She helped them puzzle through financial-aid forms.

Comcast's charity extends to friends and potential foes

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:33
WASHINGTON - Comcast is proud of its philanthropy: It gives millions to help fight cancer, wire computer labs for students, sponsor youth mentoring programs, and more.

Police questioning 2 in fatal Phila. carjacking

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:33
Philadelphia police were questioning two "persons of interest" Sunday night in the carjacking and crash that killed three children in North Philadelphia on Friday and gravely injured their mother.

Christie caught in the middle of Common Core argument

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:33
What started out as a shared goal of improving academic standards to prepare students for college and the workforce has collided with ideological differences over states' rights and rigid opposition to President Obama.

Stu's hearing voices

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:28
They are mechanical, there are just a few, and they are intended to help the visually impaired.