S. Philly diner to reopen following fire in July

The Melrose Diner, a 24-hour South Philadelphia staple, is scheduled to reopen this week after being closed due to a fire in July.

KYW radio reports that the eatery will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

General manager Nicole Platzer says the restaurant will be open 24 hours, but from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. plans “50 percent off customer appreciation.”

Diner employees have been working at the sister establishment, the Broad Street Diner, for a little over a month.

Auto crashes into home after driver fatally shot

Authorities say a woman driving in Philadelphia was fatally shot, causing her vehicle to crash into the steps of a home.

But it’s not yet known what sparked the shooting, which occurred about 11 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities say the 22-year-old woman was shot in the head. She lost control of the vehicle as she tried to make a turn and hit the steps.

The woman apparently was alone in the vehicle. No one on the street or in the home was injured.

Authorities said the shooter apparently fled the scene on foot and remained at large Monday.

Trial set for man charged in fatal stabbing

WILMINGTON, Del. — A state judge is presiding over a trial for a man charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in an attack that killed one man and critically wounded an 18-month-old girl.

The trial for 34-year-old Chaon Calhoun was scheduled to begin Monday in Wilmington. Calhoun was arrested in April 2018 after a woman walked into Wilmington Hospital carrying her wounded toddler, who had been stabbed in the head.

Police went to the woman’s home, where they found 24-year-old Andrew “AJ” Moore with fatal stab wounds to his head and neck.

The toddler’s mother said Moore died trying to protect her and her daughter from Calhoun, her boyfriend’s brother.

— Compiled from The Associated Press

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