Top 6 stories of the week in Northwest Philly

 Expressions of relief at a press conference Wednesday night announcing that Carlesha Freeland-Gaither had been found alive and well. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Expressions of relief at a press conference Wednesday night announcing that Carlesha Freeland-Gaither had been found alive and well. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Here’s a look at the stories you may have missed in Northwest Philadelphia this week. 

 

Carlesha’s alleged abductor has history of violent ‘problems with women’ [photos/video]

On Sunday night, Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was violently abducted while she was walking down the street  in Germantown. What ensued was a nearly three-day long manhunt for her. On Wednesday evening, police annouced she had been located in Jessup, Maryland. Her abductor, Delvin Barnes, admitted to the crime on Thursday and says he did not know Freeland-Gaither. Read the whole squence of events on NewsWorks. 

Election results play to projected script across the region

Voters headed out to the polls on Tuesday to elect Pennsylvania’s new governor as well as a number of legistlative seats. Check out our full coverage of Election Day, and click here for our Northwest-centric coverage. 

District, community work to restore heat to volunteer-run library at Mt. Airy school

Adult volunteers — who include grandparents, parents, neighbors and caring community members — are working with administration and the School District of Philadelphia to make sure students have access to the volunteer-run library at Houston Elementary no matter the temperature outside. After reopening last year due to the community effort, there were many days over the winter during which it was too cold for students to enter the library. Read more about the library here

Scenes from Halloween 2014 in Northwest Philly

Check out this year’s ghost and goblins; Elsas and Annas; and witches and wizards with our look at Halloween in Northwest Philadelphia. 

Police seek suspect in Germantown Sunoco shooting

Police are seeking a suspect in the Tuesday shooting that took place at a Sunoco gas station in Germantown.

At 3:32 p.m., the complainant, a 32-year-old male was at the gas station when he was involved in a verbal altercation with an unknown male. The altercation turned physical and the suspect fired approximately six shots at the complainant. Read more about the shooting here

Agreement signed for state’s $2M sale of EPPI site to NewCourtland

A bid by NewCourtland Senior Services has been accepted by the state Department of General Services for  what used to be the Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute in East Falls, according to Pam Mammarella, NewCourtland’s vice president for marketing and government affairs. NewCourtland provides affordable housing, community-based services and nursing care for senior citizens. Read more about the bid here.

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