Crime and Justice

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Hamilton Township Officer Injured During Foot Pursuit

Police in Hamilton Township, NJ say an officer responding to the scene of a crime was injured.

13 hours ago

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Northampton County Woman Sentenced On Animal Cruelty Charges After More Than 100 Animals Seized From Property

Forty-seven-year-old Roseanne Yost, of Upper Nazareth Township, apparently had more than 100 animals – including pigeons, cats, dogs and chickens – living in a “filthy” shed on her property.

14 hours ago

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Delco Man On Death Row For Killing Soccer Star Loses Another Appeal

Arthur Bomar, convicted in the 1996 murder of college soccer star Aimee Willard, has lost his second state appeal to get off Pennsylvania death row.

21 hours ago

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North Philadelphia Schoolkids March Against Neighborhood Gun Violence

For two months, the De Burgos Elementary School, at 4th and Lehigh, has been plagued by a series of lockdowns stemming from neighborhood shootings.

11/25/2014

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Mayor Nutter Fumes Over Handling of Ferguson, Mo. Police Shooting Probe

He says the prosecutor’s explanation of the findings left a lot of unanswered questions. And he called the decision to announce the grand jury results in the evening “one of the dumbest official decisions that’s been made in recent times.”

11/25/2014

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Conference at Community College of Phila. Explores Root Causes of Cyberbullying

“The survey this semester looked at the relationship between cyberbullying and self-esteem,” said Dr. Rick Frei.

11/25/2014

A business burns during rioting on November 25, 2014 in Dellwood, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury declined to indict officer Wilson. (credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

La Salle Professor: ‘There Are Hundreds Of Fergusons All Over The Country’

Charles Gallagher PhD, chair of the Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice Departments for La Salle University, told WPHT evening host, Gary R’nel how we live in an “unbelievably segregated society”

11/25/2014

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Pa. Prison Guard In Training Charged With Having Sex With Inmate In Chapel

A female prison guard trainee has been charged by the state Department of Corrections with having sex with an inmate — in the chapel of a central Pennsylvania prison.

11/25/2014

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Attorney for Bucks Schoolgirl Who Lost Leg: Time To Update Award Limits

Ashley Zauflik was 17 when she was dragged under a Pennsbury school bus seven years ago, losing her leg and suffering other severe injuries.

11/25/2014

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NJ Putting The Brakes On Red Light Cameras, But Not All Officials Want The Cameras To Go

Call it an accident-averter or a cash-cow, New Jersey’s red light camera pilot program will come to an end December 16th.

11/24/2014

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Grinch Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Holiday Decorations In Gloucester Township

On Nov. 23 around 8:15 p.m., police received a call about a female who was seen taking Christmas decorations from a yard on the 400 block of Dearborne Avenue in Blackwood, NJ.

11/24/2014

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Center City Mural Dedicated To Memory of Slain Officer Daniel Faulkner

The mural, at 235 North 11th Street, is on an outside wall of the 6th Police District headquarters, where Officer Faulkner reported for roll call each day.

11/24/2014

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Former Bail Supervisor at Phila. Prison Ready To Fight Embezzlement Charges

A grand jury charged that Martorano took advantage of lax supervision by the now-defunct Clerk of Quarter Sessions to steal the money because struggling business ventures has put him in a “precarious financial state.”

11/24/2014

(Delaware County DA Jack Whelan holds a kit designed to administer a live-saving dose of an anti-heroin drug.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Delaware County Distributing Anti-Overdose Drug Kits Widely to Police

“We have 400 patrol vehicles,” said Delco DA Jack Whelan. “Each will have one of these kits in their glove compartment.”

11/24/2014

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Former GOP Official in Montco Sentenced For ‘Indecent Contact’ With Co-Worker

Robert Kerns pleaded “no contest” to the misdemeanor charge, admitting no guilt but conceding that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him had the case gone to trial.

11/24/2014

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Surveillance video captures people illegally dumping furniture, mattresses, and unwanted pets in Camden.  Police were asking for the public's assistance in identifying the perpetrators.

Caught on Video: Illegal Dumping in Camden, NJ

Surveillance video captures people illegally dumping furniture, mattresses, and unwanted pets in Camden. Police were asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the perpetrators.

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