Top 5 stories to watch in NW Philly

 The Imhotep Panthers at practice a week before Thanksgiving. Check back this week for a story on the team's playoff game. (Brian Hickey/WHYY)

The Imhotep Panthers at practice a week before Thanksgiving. Check back this week for a story on the team's playoff game. (Brian Hickey/WHYY)

Here’s a look at what’s to come:

1. When Capt. John Fleming was assigned to helm the 14th District last fall, he knew he was walking into a challenge. The district is not only one of the city’s biggest, but possibly the most diverse in terms of socio-economics and crime. We recently caught up with Fleming to talk about his first year on the job and what he hopes to do moving forward. Check back next week for more details.

2. A wild patch of land in East Mt. Airy recently became public parkland, making a group of nearby neighbors very happy. The land transfer means the plot can become a community asset. But first, the area needs some TLC. Next Saturday, neighbors will start cleaning the interior of the park for the first-time ever. Check back next week for more details.

3. When Germantown High School closed this summer, many students headed to nearby rival Martin Luther King High School. That included a number of football players, who MLK’s principal and others looked towards to help unite two neighborhoods that feuded in the past. The team ended up taking home the school’s first-ever public league title. NewsWorks covered the Cougars throughout the season. We’ll bring you the best photos from their championship season.

4. Nasheen Anderson, a 17-year old student at Martin Luther King High School, was recently arrested and charged with witness intimidation for his alleged ties to social media accounts that featured photos of witnesses in court and secret court documents. Anderson’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday inside Family Court. Check back next week for more details.

5. Imhotep Institute Charter High School’s bid for its first-ever state championship continued Saturday against the Catasauqua Rough Riders. Check back next week for photos and a full recap of the game. The Panthers fell one game short of playing for a state championship last season.

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