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Crews search for woman missing in Pennypack Creek

Rescue crews are actively searching for a 30-year-old woman who is reportedly missing in the Pennypack Creek.

The incident was reported just before 6 p.m. Saturday in the area of Ryan and Sandyford avenues in Northeast Philadelphia.

Her boyfriend told police they were taking pictures near Lexington and Brous just before the woman went into the water.

Rescuers are searching the creek from Ryan Avenue on south.

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4 sinkholes open in The Villages retirement community

A spokeswoman for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office says the new sinkholes opened up Monday in The Villages following a week of nonstop rain in central Florida. (WFLA)

THE VILLAGES — Four sinkholes have opened up in a fast-growing retirement community in Florida, including one in front of a home that was abandoned months ago because of an earlier sinkhole.

A spokeswoman for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office says the new sinkholes opened up Monday in The Villages following a week of nonstop rain in central Florida.

No evacuations were ordered as of Monday afternoon.

Spokeswoman Lauren Lettelier says the sinkholes are in a golf course community lined with homes and a lake. Two homes and three people were evacuated from the neighborhood in February because of a sinkhole.

Of the four new sinkholes, one is underneath the lake, two are in yards and one is in a road in front of one of the abandoned homes.

WFLA showed images on a live video on its Facebook page on Monday afternoon.

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Russia, Turkey and Iran need to help clear Syria of terrorists: Lavrov

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia, Turkey and Iran need to help Syria’s government clear its country of terrorists, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.

Foreign Ministers Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran, Sergei Lavrov of Russia and Mevlut Cavusoglu of Turkey gather for a family photo following their meeting in Moscow, Russia April 28, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

He was speaking at a meeting in Moscow with his counterparts from Turkey and Iran.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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Fashionistas become trashionistas at Ripley’s Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie, TX — Believe it or not, looking trashy has never looked so good! Several aspiring fashion designers tested their skills on Saturday, using reclaimed materials for a Trashy Fashion Show competition hosted by Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

"As a company, Ripley’s really pushes for recycling and conservation," says marketing manager Chelsea Hatchett. "We also specialize in anything odd, strange, or weird, so this is kind of right up that alley."

Jeanetteh Guerra was up to the challenge, incorporating electrical cords, lamp shades, netting from Halo oranges bags, and string from gift-bag handles into an tropical islander-themed outfit.

"I like to experiment in competitions like these and see what will work," says Guerra, a UNT senior majoring in fashion design. "And being eco-friendly, because that’s where fashion needs to go, I think. We need to use things that we already have."

The materials on display included bubble wrap, newspapers, plastic bottles, garbage bags, cut-up CD pieces, and the dress that won the $1,000 grand prize was made out of Pepsi cans! It will be on display at Ripley’s for the next month so you can go see it for yourself.

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This Week’s Dallas-Fort Worth Deal Sheet

Tellworks Communications signed a 723K SF lease at Park 20/360 in Arlington. Park 20/360, owned by Ridge and Invesco Real Estate, is a 1.6M SF industrial development at 4101 Research Blvd.

“Tellworks operates facilities in 42 states, but the new warehouse in Arlington is our first superhub,” Tellworks Managing Partner Christo Makrides said in a statement.

The massive spec development began to deliver in November, with the last of the four buildings in Phase 1 delivered in January. The property is 71% leased. Phase 2 is on the way with another 360K SF.

“The vision for Park 20/360 has developed into a much-needed, state-of-the-art addition to the 100M SF GSW industrial district,” Transwestern Vice President Joe Rudd said in a statement. “It is extremely rewarding to see what was a dream 3.5 years ago become a reality.”

Transwestern’s John Brewer and Joe Rudd represented the landlord.

SALES

AANZR LLC dba Jordan Industries LLC bought 126K SF at 1715 Fourth St. in Graham from Mercer Graham Properties LLC. Henry S. Miller’s Scott Axelrod represented the buyer. Mercer Co.’s Jeff Mercer represented the seller.

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Dealer Industries LLC purchased a 74K SF property at 2001 110th St. in Grand Prairie from 2001 110th Street Grand Prairie LLC. Lee & Associates’ Trey Fricke and Reid Bassinger represented the seller. NAI Robert Lynn’s Todd Hubbard represented the buyer.

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An undisclosed buyer purchased 0.84 acres in Turtle Creek’s Oak Lawn District on the northeast corner of Brown and Hood streets. Range Realty Advisors’ Dillon Cook and Jordan Harris represented the undisclosed seller.

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Pederson Natural Farms Inc. purchased a 42K SF property at 1001 Santerre Drive in Grand Prairie from Santerre LLC. NAI Robert Lynn’s Todd Hubbard represented the buyer. Mercer Co.’s Corby Hodgkiss represented the seller.

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A local buyer purchased a 94-room Hampton Inn & Suites and a 96-room Comfort Suites from Supreme Bright Grapevine II and IV LLC. Both properties are in Grapevine. Marcus & Millichap’s Chris Gomes and Alan Miller represented the seller.

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Main Mercer Properties purchased 0.25 acres at 2461 Houston St. in Grand Prairie from Edward Palmer III. Mercer Co.’s Corby Hodgkiss represented the buyer.

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Transwestern Investment Group and S2 Capital LLC purchased a 464-unit multifamily community, Oak Creek Apartments at 1161 Oak Creek Lane, in Bedford. Transwestern’s Taylor Snoddy, Philip Wiegand and James Roberts represented the seller.

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Kingsley Industrial LLC sold its 54K SF building at 2601 West Kingsley Road in Garland to Snell Motor Co. Stream Realty Partners’ Matt Dornak and Ryan Wolcott handled the transaction.

LEASES

ABC Supply Co. leased 40K SF at 4884 Duncanville Road in Dallas at Redbird Industrial Park. Henry S. Miller Brokerage’s Dan Spika represented the tenant. NAI Robert Lynn’s Matt Elliott represented the landlord, Texas Industrial Development LLC.

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A&W Trucking leased 32K SF at 13290 Senlac Drive in Farmers Branch from Principal Financial Group. Holt Lunsford Commercial’s Andrew Gilbert represented the landlord. Paladin Partners’ Trace Fielding represented the tenant.

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TDI Technologies Inc. leased 19K SF at 1600 10th St. in Plano from KFG Investments. Holt Lunsford Commercial’s Josh Barnes and Ben Wallace represented the landlord. Custom Computer Cables of America Inc. leased 20K SF at 1600 10th St. in Plano from KFG Investments. Holt Lunsford Commercial’s Josh Barnes and Ben Wallace represented the landlord. Citadel Partners’ Andy Goldston represented the tenant.

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Feed My Starving Children Inc. leased 16K SF at 1680 North Glenville in Richardson from Adler Realty Services. Holt Lunsford Commercial’s Josh Barnes and Ben Wallace represented the landlord.

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Globe Life and Accident Insurance Co. leased 10K SF at 1305 North Watters Road in Allen from Gateway Industrial. Holt Lunsford Commercial’s Josh Barnes and Ben Wallace represented the landlord. Swearingen’s Bruce Hecht and Ben Goldthorpe represented the tenant.

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Ord Network leased 11K SF at 4109 Lindbergh Drive in Addison from JSALA Really Ltd. Mercer Co.’s David Wilganowski represented the landlord.

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Continental Datalabel Inc. leased 33K SF at 9600-9660 Dilworth Road in Dallas from ML Realty Partners. Stream Realty Partners’ Matt Dornak represented the landlord. Stream Realty Partners’ Ryan Wolcott represented the tenant.

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Recycling and Waste Reduction leased 27K SF at 992 Haltom Road in Fort Worth from Enigma Properties Haltom LLC. Jeff Traylor represented the landlord, and Stream Realty Partners’ Forrest Cook and Matt Dornak represented the tenant.

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Marine Toys for Tots Foundation leased 30K SF at Heritage Business Park at 800 Industrial Blvd. in Grapevine. Stream Realty Partners’ Blake Kendrick, Ryan Boozer and Sarah Ozanne represented the landlord, Prologis.

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Soho Somervell Trinity L.P. sold its 266K SF building at Trinity 161 Trade Center at 3100 State Highway 161 in Grand Prairie to Colony Industrial. Stream Realty Partners’ Cannon Green and Sarah Ozanne represented the buyer.

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Magpie Land LLC sold its 44K SF building at 1371-1373 and 1375 Round Table Drive in Dallas to DTC Real Estate Holdings LLC. Colliers’ Tom Pearson and Brad Balke represented the seller. Stream Realty Partners’ Jason Moser and Hanes Chatham represented the buyer.

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DexYP renewed and expanded its lease at 2200 West Airfield Drive. DexYP added 22K SF to its existing space for a total of 449K SF leased. Colliers International’s Bob Acuff and Tom Sutherland represented the tenant. CBRE’s D.J. Decker represented the landlord, Verizon Realty Corp.

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Facebook naysayers cash in

The worst week for Facebook shareholders since 2012 was capped by billionaire entrepreneur and Tesla founder Elon Musk deleting his Facebook pages. But the stock’s recent slide turned into a cash bonanza for investors who bet it would fall.

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Bob Boughner: We’re trying to keep level-headed

Frank Vatrano on Panthers debut: I just had to keep it simple

Vincent Trocheck likes how Panthers are pulling together as a team
Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo says patience is key
Vincent Trocheck: We believed the entire time we were gonna win
Hassan Whiteside explains why he was out Saturday
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TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 10 p.m.

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles will open their arms to all teams residing toward the bottom rung of the standings, especially while the Clippers are in a fight to remain playoff eligible and staring at a rugged schedule in the final weeks of the regular season.

The Orlando Magic are nowhere near the level of playoff-caliber teams the Clippers will face between now and the end of March, so L.A.’s priority is to take advantage when it can.

What could be a real challenge when the Clippers welcome the Magic on Saturday night is the level of play, as both teams will be playing on consecutive nights. While the Clippers clashed against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, the Magic played at Sacramento and arrived in Southern California late Friday.

The Clippers controlled the Cavaliers in a 116-102 victory. The Magic struggled on offense and fell 94-88 against the Kings.

Orlando (20-46) has now lost 10 of its last 12 games as it limps into the final four weeks of the season. But in returning to Staples Center, where the Magic last played Wednesday against the Lakers, there remains a bad taste in their collective mouths.

The Magic lost in controversial fashion to the Lakers on Wednesday, falling 108-107 when the clock started too early on a final-second inbound play. The NBA later revealed in a report that the Magic should have been allowed to re-do the play, instead of being subject to a jump ball at center court.

It has simply been that kind of year for the Magic, as the franchise appears to be on the verge of not reaching 30 victories for the fifth time in the past six seasons. To their credit, this team is not going to dwell on Wednesday’s hard-luck defeat, even if they are returning to the scene of the crime in Los Angeles.

“You’ve just got to move on to the next game,” Magic forward Aaron Gordon told the Orlando Sentinel. “But there was plenty of times that we could have won that game. Personally, I could have shot better from the (free-throw) stripe. Defensively, we could have done better. You’ve got to give yourself enough cushion to where things like that don’t affect the game down the stretch.”

If the Clippers are looking back at what could have been, it would be toward a season that has been beset with injuries. Before the season had even reached the midway point, every opening night starter had missed significant time.

The rocky season eventually gave way to the Clippers trading Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons at the end of January. But Los Angeles has still remained in the playoff hunt, and while they might not be considered a legitimate title contender, their ability to give the Cavaliers a bad time Friday shows the level of play they can reach.

The Magic could have a chance Saturday to catch the Clippers scoreboard watching, or looking ahead to a March schedule that includes the Rockets, Thunder, Trail Blazers Timberwolves, Bucks, Pacers and Raptors.

“Every game counts,” Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “You’re going to play really good teams that the other team is hoping that you don’t win that game. And if you win that game, it hurts them emotionally. I think it’s a lot of fun. It’s good to be in this position.”

Proving that their injury issues aren’t behind them, the Clippers are expected to be without forward Danilo Gallinari (hand) and guard Avery Bradley (groin). Guard Jawun Evans (abdomen) remains day-to-day after being out since Jan. 22.

The Magic’s D.J. Augustin (ankle) is day-to-day, while Gordon’s return to action is unknown. Gordon reportedly was suffering from migraine headaches after Wednesday’s game, but he has been put in the NBA’s concussion protocol as a precaution. Out indefinitely for Orlando is guard/forward Evan Fournier (knee) and guard/forward Terrence Ross (knee).

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Russia-ordered ‘pause’ goes into effect east of Damascus

BEIRUT – A Russia-ordered “humanitarian pause” has gone into effect to allow civilians to leave a rebel-held enclave near Damascus but there were no immediate signs of any corridors set up for people to use.

Rami Aburrahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that no violence was reported on Tuesday in the enclave, known as eastern Ghouta — a collection of suburbs just east of the Syrian capital.

Aburrahman says only a few artillery shells hit Douma, one of the suburbs.

Civilians caught in the violence have mocked Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order of a five-hour open corridor.

Ingy Sedky with the international Red Cross says that for a humanitarian corridor to work, it needs to be well planned and implemented with the consent of all parties in the conflict.

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