Newly arrived Iraqi refugee Razan Alkasey struggled Sunday to find the right words to explain the meaning of Thanksgiving. After recounting a harrowing escape from Baghdad with her four sons and a daughter and only a few belongings, Alkasey, 48, easily embraced the American holiday tradition and ticked off a list.
A man who died in a weekend townhouse fire in Horsham has been tentatively identified as Kevin Hemminger, 27. Horsham Fire Marshal George Fida said Sunday there was no evidence of foul play in the two-alarm fire that broke out before dawn Saturday in the 300 block of Green Meadow Lane.
Sell your losers. Gift your winners. It's nearly December, time to evaluate your portfolio and sell off some losers. With the stock market setting records, investors have recorded terrific gains and can "harvest" tax losses to offset those, says Brad Bernstein of UBS.
KING OF PRUSSIA The Upper Merion Township Board of Community Assistance is accepting applications seeking charitable aid. The township receives the money from the Valley Forge Casino Resort, and disburses it to organizations and individuals with a community need. Applicants must provide information on planned projects and how the money would be spent.
Dawn Wells is the mother of two young boys, one of whom will turn 3 in February. It is the same age Scott McMillan was when, police say, he was beaten to death nearly three weeks ago by his mother and her boyfriend in their home in Chester County.
Regional Rail engineers have asked federal regulators to require SEPTA to follow a safety rule designed to limit fatigue. SEPTA wants the Federal Railroad Administration to renew a waiver that the transit agency has had from the work rule for two years.
BUCKS COUNTY Bensalem fire company cited Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Friday announced the release of audit reports for volunteer firefighter relief associations in Allegheny, Armstrong, Blair, Bucks, Cumberland, Indiana, and Monroe Counties.
Philadelphia came alive long before sunrise Sunday, with runners from around the world in a race that went off almost without a glitch.