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Blue Route wreck kills Delco man
A Delaware County man died in an early-morning crash yesterday on the Blue Route, state police said.
Edward Harre, 22, was driving south on the highway at the St. David's/Villanova exit near Radnor Township about 2 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle.
His car struck a median and flipped three times before coming to a stop on its roof. Harre was pronounced dead at the scene by medics, police said.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Fly, donors, fly to blood drive at Linc
The Eagles and the American Red Cross are teaming up to hold a blood drive this weekend at the Linc, and spots to donate blood are still available.
The blood drive at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia is the organization and the team's sixth annual drive. It will run from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Donors must be 17 or older - or 16 with parental permission - and will receive a limited edition Eagles hat for donating.
Visit redcrossblood.org/FlyEaglesFly for more information and to sign up.
3 wanted in con of 82-year-old woman
Philadelphia police yesterday released a video showing two men and a woman wanted for conning an 82-year-old woman into giving them hundreds of dollars in Southwest Philadelphia last month.
Police said the trio approached their senior-citizen victim inside a beauty-supply store at 61st Street and Woodland Avenue about 1 p.m. Nov. 30 and convinced the woman to go with them and withdraw money from her bank account in exchange for a larger sum they'd give her for her help.
Once the victim withdrew the money, police said, the men handed her a scarf full of paper scraps and fled the scene.
Police described the suspected con artists as two heavyset black men with medium complexions wearing dark suits, white shirts and ties and a thin black woman with a light complexion who wore a brown leather coat, blue jeans and a head wrap.
Tipsters should contact Southwest Detectives at 215-686-3183.
Philly man appeals sentence in gun case
A Philadelphia man who pleaded guilty to making an illegal "straw purchase" of a gun later used by another man to kill a suburban police officer is appealing his 20- to 66-year prison sentence.
Michael Henry's attorney told the Times Herald yesterday that notice of appeal was filed in state Superior Court.
Defense attorney Craig Hosay said the sentence was excessive for someone with no prior criminal record and who cooperated with investigators.
Henry was sentenced by a Montgomery County judge in August after pleading guilty to charges that included the illegal sale or transfer of nine firearms. Prosecutors said one of those weapons was used to kill Plymouth Township police Officer Bradley Fox in 2012.
- Vinny Vella, staff report and wire reports