Weekend News Briefs: 7/15 – 7/17

Friday — Lifeguards came to the rescue Friday night in Torresdale, where a young girl nearly drowned. Two lifeguards at the Torresdale Boys Club pool on Linden Avenue pulled the 4-year-old from the water when one noticed her struggling. The girl was taken to Aria Health-Torresdale in stable condition after one of the lifeguards performed CPR.

Lawyers for and against Winston Charleston made their cases Friday on how to proceed with the charges against the 14-year-old, who was behind the wheel of the car that killed a 22-year-old late last month. Charleston’s bail will be decided Monday, and he is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Sunday — Neighbors were able to escape an early morning fire in Wissinoming, but their houses sustained damage. The blaze broke out around 7 a.m. Sunday on the 6100-block of Tackawanna Street. The spread quickly to other homes before crews were able to extinguish it.

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