New exhibit honors heroes
The National Liberty Museum has unveiled an exhibit that honors more than 30 cops and firefighters from the Delaware Valley. The "Awards of Valor" features the names and photos of first-responders who won the museum's "Heroes of Valor" awards earlier this year.
The awards are given out annually to cops and firefighters who have risked life and limb in the name of helping the community. The museum, at 3rd and Chestnut streets, is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cops, firefighters, military members and their families can view the exhibit for free.
Cardinal is throwing a party
Cardinal Justin Rigali, archbishop of Philadelphia, is hosting the 54th annual Cardinal's Christmas Party for Children today at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel.
The event is for the approximately 400 children who have received services from community or residential agencies of Catholic Social Services this year. The party begins with a colorful parade, followed by presents and entertainment.
SEPTA is going mobile
SEPTA has announced the beginnings of its mobile site for customers needing on-the-go information. Point your browser to www.septa.org/m for the latest travel advisories, station locations, quick links to TrainView and Next to Arrive mobile, and a customer-service-comment form.
The Maps application on an iPhone or iPod Touch connected to Wi-Fi allows customers to get transit directions and schedules through SEPTA's partnership with Google Transit. Simply input your beginning and ending destination, and choose the transit icon at the top of the screen.
Cops seek info about slaying
Marcus Corbett, 33, of Camden, was fatally shot multiple times at 6th and Royden streets, in Camden, about 10:30 p.m. Sunday. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital, in Camden, and died there shortly after.
Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor's Office Senior Investigator Lance Saunders at 856-225-8444, or Camden Police Detective Gabe Rodriguez at 856-757-7420.
Disabled fishing boat aided
The Coast Guard assisted two people aboard a disabled 41-foot fishing boat 25 miles east of Cape May Sunday. The Coast Guard received a call at 11:30 a.m. from a crew member aboard the Capt. Charlie reporting it lost power to both engines.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Finback took the Capt. Charlie and its crew in tow. Once near shore, the crew of the Capt. Charlie restored power to the engines and the crew of the Finback released the tow.