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Attic Fire Strikes Las Margaritas: Firefighters from several local departments responded to the scene of a fire at Las Margaritas at 11 a.m. Saturday. Crews went into service and the fire was quickly contained with little damage to the inside of the building, officials said. Get more local news at Upper Southampton Patch.
DEP: West Nile Virus Found in Upper Moreland: Mosquitos testing positive for West Nile Virus have now been found in ten Montgomery County communities, as the virus heads into its prime time of the year, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Get more local stories at Upper Moreland Patch.
Monty Python Fest Returns to the County Theater: The special event on July 25, in what is quickly becoming a summertime classic, offers Monty Python trivia, a head-to-head matchup of silly walks, some coconuts to clop together and the main event, the screening of the 1975 cult classic "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." Get more local stories on at Doylestown Patch.
Warminster Cop's Morning Shooting of Home Invader Ruled Self-Defense An off-duty, Buck County police officer shot and killed one person who attempted to rob his Andorra home, while another alleged burglar stole his car, Philadelphia Police said. Get more local stories at Warminster Patch.
Local Scouts Project on Display Monday Night: Local girl scouts Dona Lisciotto and Emma Lambert-Waldmann have spent the past few months making dresses for impoverished or orphaned girls in South Africa. Starting Monday, their hard work will be displayed at the Newtown Bookshop for all to see. Get more local news at Newtown Patch.
Services For State Rep. Melio To Be Held Today, Tomorrow: Anthony Melio died on July 19 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He was 80 years old. Get more local news at Levittown Patch.
District Wants to Open New Gym to Public, But Can't: Bensalem Superintendent of Schools David Baugh expressed his frustration this week over the school district's inability to open its new gymnasium to the public, according to a release. Get more local stories at Bensalem Patch.
Neshaminy Parents, Taxpayers to Hold Public Meeting: This meeting, which will be held outdoors at Oliver Heckman Elementary in Middletown, will be a question and answer session with Neshaminy School Board President Ritchie Webb, July 25 at 6:30pm. Get more local stories at Lower Southampton Patch.
Hatboro Business Turns Trash to Treasure: Sullivan's Scrap Metal is creating artwork for display throughout the borough. Get more local stories at Hatboro-Horsham Patch.