NEast Links: a parrot goes missing, nine homes vandalized and more

John Hightower, 24, of Frankford, was shot and killed in West Philadelphia Saturday night. The Griscom Street resident was shot in the face after being robbed of his phone, money and cigarettes.

Keep reading for updates in the Super Bowl shooting, an old rape case and more.

Ronald Parncutt, who accidentally shot his friend during a Super Bowl party in January in a Mayfair home, has been sentenced to nine to 23 months in prison, with eligibility for immediate work release. He will also be required to pay $300 a month for five years to the fiance and 5-year-old daughter of his friend and victim, Christopher Donaghy.

Christopher Kallaur, charged with the third-degree murder of his brother Robert, has been released on $75,000 bail. Kalluar, 37, fired five shots at his brother at an American Legion post in Bustleton last week.

Police are speculating whether a recent rape in Fairmount Park is linked to an older one in Pennypack Park. The woman, who was attacked near a parking lot by Forbidden Drive, may have been assaulted by the same man who raped a woman in August 2007 in Pennypack Park.

Jackie Miller and her family are anxiously awaiting the safe return of their beloved pet, a 24-year-old bluefront Amazon parrot, Tex, who was stolen from the family’s home while they were on vacation. Though the Miller’s neighborhood has not been disclosed, they urge anyone with information to call them at 267-253-7742.

Residents of the 2100-block of Oakmont Street are being especially cautious after nine homes on the block were vandalized. Neighbors suspect a  group of area teens for spray painting several houses, garages and fences.

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