Reward for Info on Upper Darby Dog Abuser Jumps to $7K

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L: Layla, R: Gracie | Photos courtesy of Justice Rescue

Remember the two sweet pups that were found close to death in Upper Darby last week?

Reward money offered for information leading to an arrest of whoever abused the dogs has now climbed to $7,000. And according to Justice Rescue, the Chester County-based shelter that rescued the pups, both of them are expected to recover.  Read more »

$1,500 Reward Offered for Info on These Dogs Abandoned in Upper Darby

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L: Layla, R: Gracie | Photos courtesy of Justice Rescue

A local animal shelter is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the cruel soul/souls who abandoned two abused and emaciated dogs in an Upper Darby park.

Chester County-based Justice Rescue posted photos of the dogs, named Layla and Gracie, to its Facebook page on Tuesday. The shelter said the dogs, which were found in critical condition on Monday in Penn Pines Park, appear to have been used for fighting.  Read more »

Brady: Shut Down the Norristown High Speed Line

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Photo by Peetlesnumber1 via Wikimedia Commons; used under a Creative Commons License

Pa. Congressman Bob Brady wants SEPTA to shut down the Norristown High Speed Line while a federal investigation unfolds into the cause of a crash that injured more than 40 people this week.

The National Transportation Safety Board is probing the collision, which occurred early Tuesday morning when a train carrying 41 passengers and an operator struck an unoccupied parked train at the 69th Street Transportation Center.  Read more »

More Than 40 Injured in SEPTA Crash in Upper Darby

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This is a developing story. Check back for more information.

More than 40 people were injured when a SEPTA train crashed early Tuesday morning at the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby.

SEPTA officials say an inbound Norristown High Speed Line train struck an unoccupied parked train around 12:15 a.m. at the station. Read more »

First-Time Find: Suburban Renewal in Drexel Hill for $260K

3820 Huey Ave., Drexel Hill, Pa. 19026 | TREND images via Keller Williams Realty

3820 Huey Ave., Drexel Hill, Pa. 19026 | Images via Zillow

If you’ve ever dreamed about living in a fixer-upper (without actually doing the fixer-up-ing), say hello to this single-family home in Drexel Hill. Thanks to a complete rehabilitation, this historic home built in 1923 appears to be anything but dated.

The entire main level features beautiful hardwood floors and neutral walls. The kitchen showcases white cabinetry, granite countertops, ceramic subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. Next to the kitchen is a large dining room, followed by an open living room. Read more »

That House Out There: Light(s) Fantastic in Upper Darby for $229K

11 S. Lynn Blvd., Upper Darby, Pa. 19082 | Images: Ann Marie Lander, Berks 360 Tour Designs via Wagner Real Estate

11 S. Lynn Blvd., Upper Darby, Pa. 19082 | Images: Ann Marie Lander, Berks 360 Tour Designs via Wagner Real Estate

The first question we asked when this listing crossed our radar screen was:

Are all those chandeliers included with the purchase?

The owner of this eclectically decorated Georgian Revival home in Upper Darby clearly has a thing about light fixtures in general and chandeliers in particular: it appears there’s not a single room in the house that lacks a chandelier, and several, including the huge master bedroom on the third floor, have more than one.

Then toss in the paper lanterns, ceiling fan lights, and distinctive pendant fixtures, and this home becomes a true festival of light — augmented by the natural light that pours through the home’s generously sized windows. Read more »

Cops: “Potential Tragedy” Averted at Bonner & Prendergast

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When a dozen or so Upper Darby police officers bounded into Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School on Wednesday morning, a handful of students knew they were officially screwed.

Four male students and one female student ended up in handcuffs after cops found a handgun, drugs and bullets during a search of the building — an eyebrow-raising episode from a school that usually doesn’t make headlines for police activity. “We very seldom get called there,” said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. “Obviously, they have problems like everyone else, but they must handle that stuff internally.”

So what the hell happened?  Read more »

WATCH: Man ODs on Bus, Revived by Upper Darby Police

A screenshot from the video depicting an overdose and revival aboard a bus in Upper Darby.

A screenshot from the video depicting an overdose and revival aboard a bus in Upper Darby.

Upper Darby police on Tuesday released this dramatic video of a man overdosing aboard a SEPTA bus — then being revived by officers using Narcan, an anti-overdose drug.

NBC10 reports the incident happened last Thursday. Michael Meeney, 25, overdosed a collapsed; Upper Darby Officer Matt Rugh gave Meeney a dose of Narcan. Meeney soon was awake and talking. He was taken to a nearby hospital — and ultimately charged with heroin possession. Read more »

PHOTOS: Ringo Starr at Tower Theater

Photo by Chris Sikich

Photo by Chris Sikich

The Beatles are such a universal music experience that many of us have odd entry points to their work. Mine was getting to learn “Yellow Submarine” as an elementary school student back in 1980s Northwest Indiana for a school concert. Little could I imagine that this would be one of the touchstones for a love of rock music, and that around 30 years later I would be in Upper Darby singing along with Ringo Starr to the same song — one he introduced by saying if you do not know it you should be at a Led Zeppelin concert (not missing a beat, one of his bandmates even started playing “Stairway to Heaven”).

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