Cops seek missing impaired teen
Police are searching for a mentally challenged man who was last reported seen at a Citizens Bank in West Philadelphia. Police said Clarence Harmon, 19, has the mental capabilities of a 10-year-old and frequents the area of 69th and Market streets.
He was last seen wearing a black jacket, a black knit cap, a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and black sneakers with yellow trim. He is about 5 feet 9, 130 pounds, with light-brown eyes and dark- brown hair. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts should call Southwest Detectives at 215-686-3183, -3184 or call 911.
Delco loses flight-path fight
The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals has shot down Delaware County's last-minute attempt to delay the implementation of the Federal Aviation Administration's airspace redesign.
The court denied the county's motion late Tuesday without explanation, as the FAA yesterday began to use the new flight paths out of Philadelphia International Airport. Opponents say the new paths will send low-flying planes over residential areas while only slightly reducing flight delays.
No yule reprieve for Reid son
Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Eagles coach Andy Reid, will have to stay in jail for the holidays. Reid, 24, was due to be paroled from prison on Christmas Eve, but Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill on Tuesday denied parole.
O'Neill had intended to put Reid in an intensive drug-court program, but that has been complicated by charges that Reid smuggled 89 pills into the prison in late October, before his sentencing in a DUI crash. O'Neill told KYW radio that Reid needs treatment for his heroin addiction and that returning home isn't an option at this point.
Cop who killed suspect is ID'd
The Camden police officer who shot and killed a criminal suspect early Monday has been identified as Gary Towers, 33, who joined the force in 2002.
Police said the suspect, Braxton Lane, 28, fired three shots at Towers' vehicle as the officer pursued him down an alley after stopping a car in which Lane was a passenger.
Nuke-plant mishap kills fish
Several hundred bluefish died yesterday after a pump mishap during planned maintenance at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Lacey Township, N.J., exposed them to colder water than they were used to. *