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Friday's DN: Mother of abducted girl hires hot-shot attorney

This story just went from scary to expensive for the Philadelphia School District: The mother of a girl abducted from Bryant Elementary in West Philadelphia has hired big-time attorney Tom Kline. Another report of an abduction turned out to be bogus.

Friday's DN: Mother of abducted girl hires hot-shot attorney

This story just went from scary to expensive for the Philadelphia School District: The mother of a girl abducted from Bryant Elementary in West Philadelphia has hired big-time attorney Tom Kline.  Another report of an abduction turned out to be bogus.

Kenny Gamble's Universal Companies has been given a $100,000 grant from the Well Fargo Regional Foundation to study housing, economic and education issues in Grays Ferry and Point Breeze.

A defrocked priest who pleaded guilty last year to sexually assaulting an alter boy gets up on the witness stand in another trial and claims he didn't commit the crime.

And two DN columnists today: Ronnie Polaneczky checks in with the family of a late Philadelphia firefighter as they try to find what happened to the money from fundraisers held in his name while Sty Bykofsky explores universal background checks for gun buyers.

(The Friday Clout column will resume next week.)

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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Sean Collins Walsh is from Bucks County and went to Northwestern University. He joined the Daily News copy desk in 2012 and now covers the Nutter administration. Before that, he interned at papers including The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News and The Seattle Times. E-mail tips to walshSE@phillynews.com
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