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Local 14-Year-Old Threatens to Kill Classmates; NRA Responds and More

Here are the most popular local stories from Patch during the week.

Just in case you missed a day at Patch, which can happen but shouldn't (sign up for our free newsletters), here's a look at the top headlines around our area this week:

Elderly Woman Found Dead in Delaware River
Crews from Bensalem, Bristol and Lower Southampton searched the Neshaminy Creek and Delaware River for a 73-year-old woman who went missing Wednesday night.


Police charged a 14-year-old Council Rock South student with terroristic threats and possession of a firearm, police said on Friday..

Bryan Scott Nominated for Walter Payton 'Man of the Year' Award
The NFL linebacker, a CB East grad, was nominated by his Buffalo Bills teammates and will find out during the Super Bowl if he won the league-wide award.

Council Rock Alumni Loses Son in Sandy Hook Shooting
Fran Lobis-Wheeler’s son, Benjamin, 6, died in the attack. Lobis-Wheeler is a member of Council Rock’s class of 1985.

Bristol Woman Continues Jeopardy Winning Streak
Susan Jann, a 1998 Council Rock graduate, won again on Wednesday's episode of Jeopardy.


The organization presented the funds to local charities during its weekly luncheon at Giuseppe's.

NRA: Put Armed Security in Every School Now
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, interrupted by protesters during a national press conference, says, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."

Pa. Liquor Stores to Close Early for Holidays
No wine for you: All liquor stores in Pennsylvania will be shuttered by 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 8 p.m. on New Years’ Eve, by decree of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

Vote for the Best “Decked” House in the
Patch Readers Unite! Help one of two of our area school districts win $100,000. Homeowners in Upper Moreland and Hatboro-Horsham are finalists in Patch's Deck the House Contest.

HLRA May Pick Air Base Consultant Next Month
The Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority anticipates appointing a consultant in January to lead the next redevelopment phase for Willow Grove air base.

Levittown Man Wins Massive $33 Million Powerball Jackpot
A Bristol Township man was the purchaser of the $50 million jackpot Powerball ticket sold in early December in Fairless Hills.

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