Motorist, 22, is arrested
after 3 are hit by car
A 22-year-old woman was arrested in North Philly last night after allegedly hitting a 47-year-old woman, an elderly woman and a 5-year-old child with a car on Germantown Avenue near Somerset Street shortly after 7:30.
The women who were hit were listed in critical condition at Temple University Hospital; the child was in guarded condition there, police said. The auto attack was prompted by a dispute between the driver and the 47-year-old, cops said.
Zoo: Dulary the elephant
could be gone by next week
Say goodbye to Dulary the elephant this weekend, because she may be gone by early next week. That's the word from the Philadelphia Zoo.
Dulary, 43, who has lived most of her life at the zoo, is moving to the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, where she'll join a herd of seven other Asian elephants. The zoo's three African elephants also will be leaving, because of space problems, but a new home hasn't been found for them yet.
Oct. 15 is set as date
for start of Milton Street trial
U.S. District Judge Legrome D. Davis has set Oct. 15 for T. Milton Street Sr.'s trial on federal tax and fraud charges.
Last November, a federal grand jury charged Street, Mayor Street's older brother, with failing to report more than $2 million in consulting income to Uncle Sam and defrauding an airport contractor. He is seeking an at-large City Council seat in the May 15 Democratic primary.
Rail tracks to get upgrades
near Schuylkill River Park
Mayor Street and a representative from CSX railroad signed a settlement agreement yesterday that allows street-level crossing of CSX tracks at the Race Street and Locust Street entrances to Schuylkill River Park.
The city will install and maintain electronic entrance gates, and CSX will install and monitor electronic safety devices that will close the gates when a train approaches.
Marketer to be honored
by PR association
The Philadelphia Public Relations Association will induct David W. Brown, principal and president of BrownPartners Multicultural Marketing, into the PPRA Hall of Fame at a ceremony today at the Ritz-Carlton.
Brown, who survived a botched drive-by shooting as a youth, has had a 20-year career in advertising and communications. An ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, he is the first African-American businessman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Girl, 13, evades would-be
abductor in Lansdowne
A man tried to force a 13-year-old girl into his car yesterday morning while she was walking on East LaCrosse Avenue in Lans-downe to St. Philomena Elementary School, police said. She was able to break away and run.
Area schools were notified. Anyone with information on the incident should call Lansdowne police at 610- 623-0701. *
- Staff and wire reports