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Man Sentenced For Timeshare Mortgage Fraud Scheme 

Federal prosecutors say a former employee of a New Jersey company must pay more than $3 million in restitution for his role in a timeshare mortgage fraud scheme.

07/20/2014

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NJ Lawmaker Who Faced DUI Wants Police Car Cameras

For Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, putting video cameras in new police cars became personal two years ago.

07/19/2014

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Homicide Detectives Now Investigating Strawberry Mansion Suspicious Deaths

Homicide detectives are taking over the case of an elderly couple discovered dead inside their Strawberry Mansion home.

07/19/2014

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Evesham Township Police Begin Department-Wide Use Of Body Cameras

The system cost $63,000 but the department says among other long-term savings they should court and workman comp costs by $117,000 in the first three years.

07/18/2014

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Dog Found Tied Up With Multiple Stab Wounds At Chester Water Treatment Facility

The Delaware County SPCA is searching for the suspect who repeatedly stabbed a dog in Chester.

07/18/2014

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Child Sex Abuse Guilty Plea, Long Sentence For South Jersey Art Teacher

Charles Reilly, 45, was sentenced to 5-15 years for engaging in what Camden County assistant prosecutor Kelly Testa labels “sexually explicit conversations” with boys, ages 12 to 16.

07/18/2014

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Consumer Alert: Phone Scammers Still On The Prowl For Gullible Peco Customers

A phone scam targeting Peco customers in Philadelphia and the suburbs appears to be picking up steam, but officials say the number of people falling for the scam is dropping.

07/18/2014

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Police Warning Mercer County Residents About Scam Targeting The Elderly

A scam involving elderly homeowners lured outside while a burglar takes cash and jewelry has now spread to the fourth community this month.

07/16/2014

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Neighbor Charged With Murder of Philadelphia Art School Graduate

Police say Jeremiah Jakson, 22, lived in the same boarding house as victim Laura Araujo. They think he killed her after was burglarizing her room.

07/16/2014

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Mayor Of Reading Being Investigated Over Campaign Donations

State prosecutors are investigating allegations of campaign finance violations by the mayor of Pennsylvania’s fifth-largest city, Reading.

07/16/2014

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Bucks County Highway To Be Named in Honor of Slain Police Officer

Officer Brad Fox was shot and killed in September 2012 while patrolling the streets of Plymouth Township, but he grew up running around the streets of Warminster, Bucks County.

07/16/2014

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Prosecutors Urge Judge To Keep Sen. LeAnna Washington’s Trial in Montco

A multi-county grand jury indicted the 68-year-old state lawmaker, and the presiding judge selected Montgomery County as the venue for the trial.

07/16/2014

SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel shows off the new camera installed in the microphones of the hand-held radios three officers will carry during a 60-day test of the technology. (credit: Mark Abrams)

SMILE! You Might Be On A Septa Police Officer’s Camera

Three SEPTA police officers are now wearing body cameras attached to the microphones of their two-way radios as they patrol the transit system.

07/16/2014

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Woman Found In Duffel Bag ID’d; Police Questioning Person Of Interest

Police say the body discovered by a trash picker in the 2200 block of North Third Street has been identified as that of 23-year-old Laura Araujo.

07/15/2014

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Police Arrest Philadelphia Man Wanted For Alleged Deliberate Hit And Run In Collingdale

Conroy Williams, of Philadelphia, turned himself into police with his lawyer by his side on Tuesday at 1:25 p.m.

07/15/2014

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