Top 4 stories to watch in NW Philadelphia

Here’s a look at what’s to come on NewsWorks this week:

1. Our ‘What Happened Next’ series continues this week with a collection of more in-depth updates. As we did throughout last week, we’ll bring you the latest on some of the year’s biggest stories. We’ll give you details, for example, on where a Mt. Airy restaurant stands after it was bailed out by the community and the current state of Chelten Plaza, a strip-mall development that drew the ire of some residents when it was first proposed. Check back throughout this week to learn more.

2. On Friday, Dr. Patrick McGovern with the University of Pennsylvania stopped by Cliveden of the National Trust in Germantown to talk about the history of beer. “Uncorking the Past” also included a tasting of a series of ancient brews. NewsWorks was on hand for the unique event. We’ll bring you a recap and reactions from some of the event’s daring participants.

3. Havon Cooper of Ogontz, will appear in Philadelphia Municipal Court next week. Cooper has been charged with aggravated assault and other related offenses for allegedly participating in a violent struggle with an officer of the city’s 35th District. Check back this week for more details.

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4. At the end of November, Leo Haley was held for trial on $1 million bail. Haley, a Roxborough resident and former Philadelphia Police Inspector, is accused of luring a young girl into his car. The 72 year old returns to court this week for his arraignment. NewsWorks will be on hand to bring you the details. 

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