The Schaibles are affiliated with First Century Gospel Church in Juniata. NewsWorks Photo/Nathaniel Hamilton
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office has filed third-degree murder charges against Herbert and Catherine Schaible for the death of their 7-month-old son, Brandon.
Brandon died in April from bacterial pneumonia, dehydration and strep, according to the medical examiner’s report, bringing scrutiny to the Rhawnhurst couple; they lost 2-year-old son Kent in 2009 to bacterial pneumonia. continue reading »
Calling all Catholic school alumni: Philadelphia magazine is inviting former Catholic school students to share photos from their school days.
The request follows an article from the May issue by Michael Callahan, a magazine staffer and 1977 graduate of Resurrection of Lord School in Rhawnhurst. continue reading »
Cancer survivor Corin Stewart, 9, with mom Sandra, little brother Connor, 3; and dad Jeff in front of her Alex’s Lemonade Stand at Marinucci’s Deli in Mayfair. Photo/Tiffany Goforth
Saturday was a beautiful day for a lemonade stand.
Sandra Stewart thanked everyone who came out to her daughter Corin’s Alex’s Lemonade Stand outside of Marinucci’s Deli on the corner of St. Vincent street and Brous avenue in Mayfair.
Corin was diagnosed at the age of 5 with a malignant tumor (rhabdomyosarcoma) behind her left eye. Now, Corin is 9 years old and a third-grader at St. Matthew’s School and cancer-free for four years. continue reading »
For the second time in four years, a Rhawnhurst family whose religion shuns traditional medicine has allowed an infant son to pass away.
Now, many are wondering if state or local officials could have acted to prevent further tragedy. continue reading »
These men are wanted in connection with bank robberies in Fox Chase and Rhawnhurst. Images/Philadelphia Police
Police in the 7th and 2nd districts are looking for the suspects in two separate robberies.
The first took place March 13 at the Trumark Financial credit union located at 7306 Castor Ave. around 7:30 p.m. A suspect fled with an undetermined amount of cash after handing the teller a demand note. continue reading »
Q: My house is in Rhawnhurst and I am ready to move. It is a nice house, but my friends have told me it is “dated.” I don’t really have a lot of money to move and my friends keep scaring me with stories about how they had to get a new roof, or new rugs, or new electric for their buyers. I’m on a fixed income and can’t afford that. How can I sell without going into my pocket for a buyer?
A: If you want to sell your home without doing any repairs, you can sell it “as-is.” It’s a great option for many home sellers who are unable to handle the repairs, either financially or physically. When a house is up for sale “as-is,” it is understood that the buyer will be making an offer contingent on being responsible for any repairs needed themselves. continue reading »
Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Officers are executing a search warrant and removing dozens of animals from a house on the 1900-block of Emerson Street in Rhawnhurst, according to PSPCA spokeswoman Wendy Marano.
“Officers have removed 15 cats so far, and are in the process of removing additional animals from the property including dogs and cats,” she said in a media alert filed at 3 p.m. continue reading »
Plaques honoring the five new Hall of Fame members line a wall in Holy Family’s Education & Technology Center. Photo/Shannon McDonald
More than 200 people opted to spend a sunny Sunday indoors for what, for many, was an emotional Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
“The average Philadelphian probably doesn’t think of ‘Northeast Philadelphia’ and ‘history’ in the same sentence,” Hall of Fame project director Jack McCarthy said as he took the microphone inside Holy Family University’s Education and Technology Center.
Since 2009, that’s what the Hall of Fame ceremonies have aimed to do – get people thinking about the Northeast’s history and how its major players have impacted not just the region, but the city, and even beyond the country. Some of the 2012 inductees have had a global impact. continue reading »
Suspect in Northeast High School burglary. Surveillance image/Philadelphia Police
Police are still looking for the person who broke into Northeast High School last month, and are asking the public’s help to identify him.
Described as a 16- to 20-year-old, the suspect broke into a gym roof window on the afternoon of July 17, and can be seen on video breaking another window to get into the main part of the school. Nothing was taken. continue reading »