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Afghan Citizen Living In Philadelphia To Be Deported After Failing To Disclose Ties To Anti-western Insurgent Group

Hayatullah Dawari, 62, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of immigration fraud and was sentenced to two years in prison. That sentence, however, was suspended for immediate deportation.

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South Jersey Man Extradited From El Salvador, Charged With Molesting Girl Here

Gorski, 35, of Mount Holly, was charged in late July with abusing a girl for seven years, starting when she was six.

09/19/2014

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Federal Prosecutors Seek Life Sentence For Final Defendant In Fatal Firebombing

Authorities are seeking a life sentence for the final defendant convicted at trial the 2004 firebombing that killed six people.

09/19/2014

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I-Team Exclusive: Asking For Trouble

Fearing for the safety of some children in his North Philly neighborhood, one local man called police. But when that didn’t solve the probelm he called the CBS 3 I-Team.

09/18/2014

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2 Officers Suffer Minor Injuries In Barricade Situation In South Philadelphia

The incident occurred on 7th and Morris Streets.

09/18/2014

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Worker Stabbed During Robbery At South Philadelphia Employment Agency

Police are investigating after a 53-year-old woman was stabbed several times in South Philadelphia.

09/18/2014

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Phila. Gay-Bashing Incident Could Draw Internet Sleuths Into Court

Should Internet sleuths who helped police identify suspects expect to be drawn into a courtroom as the case proceeds? Local attorney Michael Diamondstein says “yes.”

09/18/2014

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Philadelphia Murder Suspect Wears ‘Crime Pays’ T-shirt To Court

A Philadelphia judge wants to know why a murder suspect appeared in court in a T-shirt that says, “Crime Pays.”

09/18/2014

Michael Carrington-Barlow (L) and Shawn Horsey (R). (credit: Dover Police Department)

Suspects Break Into Del. Apartment, Assault Disabled Woman And Daughter

The two suspects reportedly kicked open the door leading to the victims’ apartment before assaulting the 61-year-old disabled woman and her daughter.

09/18/2014

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Phila. ‘Mental Health Court’ Marks Five Years of Helping Mentally Ill Defendants

“Most of these individuals are committing nonviolent crimes, but crimes that are usually the result of their mental health issues,” explains Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper.

09/18/2014

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Little Chance For Anti-Gay-Bashing Law This Year in Pennsylvania

Several years ago, citing a procedural error, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a law that made assault due to sexual orientation a hate crime.

09/18/2014

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Fugitive Wanted For 2001 Murder In Tennessee Found Living Under Assumed Name In Delaware

Ignacio Constantino, 51, was arrested in Wilmington on Wednesday for a 2001 murder in Morristown, TN.

09/18/2014

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Feds Await Local Police Findings on Center City Beating of Gay Couple

While Philadelphia police continue to investigate last week’s attack on a gay couple in center city, federal authorities are waiting in the wings to press their own case, if warranted.

09/18/2014

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Bill Decriminalizing Small Amounts of Pot Gets Phila. City Council OK

The measure, which passed 14-2, embodies the compromise announced last week by Mayor Nutter and the bill’s sponsor, councilman Jim Kenney.

09/18/2014

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Couple In Craigslist Slaying Get Life In Prison Without Parole

A newlywed couple who lured a stranger to his death through a Craigslist ad were sentenced to life without parole by a judge who said they must be permanently removed from society.

09/18/2014

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