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Bucks County man headed to trial in rape-murder of Grace Packer could face the death penalty

Sullivan is accused of raping, murdering, and dismembering 14-year-old Grace Packer, whose remains authorities say he and his girlfriend dumped in the Luzerne County woods in October 2016.

A popular YouTube car show started as father-son bonding for a Huntingdon Valley family

Over the shows' two seasons, the crew has filmed in Ireland and Croatia, They’ve driven rare and iconic cars, including a 1950s Ferrari Testarossa, an Audi R8, an Aston Martin DB9, and a Corvette Stingray. A couple videos have more than 100,000 views.

Cosmo DiNardo’s cousin Sean Kratz asks confession tapes be suppressed and death penalty barred

Kratz is charged with helping DiNardo kill and bury three of his four victims in the July 2017 slayings that garnered regional and national attention. He is set to go trial in April.

At 95, Hank Cisco resigns as Norristown ambassador amid council’s calls for change

For nearly a decade, Cisco happily served as the nation's only municipal good-will ambassador. But then, just before the New Year, Cisco said he got word that Norristown Council would not reappoint him as ambassador, so he resigned.

‘I took her stuff, but I didn’t kill her.’ Man charged with robbing model Christina Carlin-Kraft headed to trial

Melton, 31, was arrested last month in Southwest Philadelphia, ending a months-long manhunt for the man who authorities say robbed Carlin-Kraft just days before the 36-year-old model was found strangled in the bedroom of her Ardmore apartment.

At West Chester haven for gamers, a solo pursuit in a crowd

At Level13, gamers do many of the same things they can do from the computers in their own kitchens or bedrooms or basements. But they can socialize, too, turning a solitary activity into a group one, its owners said.

Chester County preserves 500th farm in open-space initiative

The preservation marked the latest chapter in Chester County’s three-decade effort to save open space, particularly farmland. In all, the county has preserved nearly 40,000 acres of farmland.

Main Line police seek Christmas tree vandals

Three times in three days, vandals targeted the Wayne Christmas tree, first unplugging the lights, then splicing the wires for the lights, and finally cutting the wires completely, Radnor police said.

Holiday breaks bring child-care headache for working parents

For some families, the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day provides a quiet, rejuvenating respite from the frantic pace of the school year. But for other families, children’s holiday breaks lead to childcare stress.

Unexpected angels: A Lansdale congregation forgave the man who vandalized their church

Christopher Rhoads vandalized a Lansdale church. Improbably, the congregation has embraced him.