Top 4 stories to watch in NW Philly this week

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

1. The Philadelphia Marathon rolls into town on Sunday and NewsWorks reporters and photographers will be stationed along the race route to provide updates throughout the day. Check back for race-day stories and photos. And check back on Monday for a full recap of the day’s events. 

2. Northwest Interfaith Hospitality Network is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The nonprofit, which helps homeless families get back on their feet and keep them there, has also expanded its operations. Check back next week to learn more about the evolution of the Mt.Airy-heaquarted group.

3. Former Chestnut Hill resident Peter Hill moved to a Lakota reservation in South Dakota soon after graduating college. He had made several short visits there in his teen years and was captivated by the culture, especially the group’s fading native language. Check back next week to learrn more about his effort to ensure Lakota is spoken for generations to come.

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4. Roysce Haynes is scheduled to appear in Philadelphia Municipal Court on Tuesday. Haynes, 28, allegedly strangled his pregnant girlfriend in their East Germantown apartment in early September. Check back to learn more about the gruesome crime and the result of next week’s preliminary hearing.

5. Back in September, we wrote about the addition of a crossing guard at Francis D. Pastorious Elementary School in Germantown. A first grader was struck by a car at a nearby intersection in April, prompting a community push for the new hire. The story got us thinking about crossing guards and how beloved some are to students, parents and staff. We’d like to highlight that bond, but we need you to tell us which crossing guards provide it. Please send us your nominations for an upcoming series.

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