Crime and Justice

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Court: $500K Limit Proper For Girl Who Lost Her Leg In Pa. Bus Accident

Pennsylvania’s highest court is upholding a decision that reduced a jury award for a girl who was run over by a school bus in suburban Philadelphia from $14 million to $500,000.

11/20/2014

(A press event at the Police Administratio n Building to promote the donation of unneeded cell phones for domestic abuse victims.  Deputy police commissioner Christine Coulter is at lectern.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Police Reminder: Donate Old Cell Phones for Domestic Abuse Victims

Philadelphia police say they get about 100,000 calls each year related to domestic abuse — more than 300 a day.

11/20/2014

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Former Teacher’s Aide Arrested For Allegedly Sending Porn To 13-Year-Old Boy

Quasim Patrick Cunningham, a 29-year-old from Philadelphia, is facing charges because authorities say he sent pornographic videos and images to the teenage boy via Facebook.

11/20/2014

(Nasheeba Adams holds photos of her son, Tomayo McDuffy.  2013 file photo by Cherri Gregg)

Charges Dropped Against Holmesburg Teen; DA Questions Story of Blind ‘Victim’

It had been a remarkable story of a hero guide dog, calling 911 to save her blind owner during a home invasion. But now charges against the accused neighbor have been dismissed.

11/20/2014

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Trust Fund Established For Brother Of 3-Year-Old Boy Murdered In Chester County

A trust fund has been set up to benefit Ryan McMillan, the six-year-old brother of Scotty McMillan who was allegedly tortured to death earlier this month.

11/20/2014

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Lancaster Diving Coach Suspended Following Child Porn Arrest

Hempfield High School said Wednesday 42-year-old Patrick Fatta would remain sidelined pending the outcome of the case.

11/20/2014

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Police Arrest Robbery Suspect Near Temple U. Campus; 7th Incident In Past Week

An attempted robbery near Temple University’s campus Wednesday night is the latest in a string that has police and members of the school community on alert.

11/20/2014

Philadelphia International Airport.  File photo by Jan Carabeo)

Woman Charged With Scamming Jobseekers at Phila. International Airport

Philadelphia police say Karen Benitez, also known as Karen Garcia, claimed she was a job recruiter for US Airways. She charged applicants $200 each.

11/19/2014

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Police: Woman Claimed To Work For US Airways, Took Money From Prospective Employees

Karen Benitez, also known as Karen Garcia, was arrested on November 7 for theft by deception and related charges.

11/19/2014

(A house on West Chew Street, in West Oak Lane, where building materials are being salvaged by Philadelphia Community Corps.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Building Up By Tearing Down: Fighting Blight, Unemployment in Philadelphia

The fledgling agency puts former prison inmates to work, removing wood flooring, cabinets, and other fixtures for possible sale or reuse.

11/19/2014

(The police car operated by Officer Mark Kimsey burst into flames shortly after he was extracted from the vehicle by passersby.)

Philadelphia Replacing Older Police Cars as Accident Probe Continues

Administration spokesman Mark McDonald says the decision was made to recall nearly 300 Chevrolet Impalas after a car fire on November 8th nearly cost an officer his life.

11/19/2014

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12-Year-Old Reports Being Forced Into Car At Gunpoint And Sexually Assaulted

The alleged assault happened on Nov. 18, 2014 at 8 a.m. on the 3700 block of Lawrence Street in North Philadelphia.

11/19/2014

(Montgomery County sheriff Russell Bono.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Dozens Arrested in Latest Montco Sweep of Alleged Deadbeat Parents

Montgomery County sheriff Russell Bono says they’re pleased with the way the raids have been going.

11/19/2014

(Scene of the stabbing of Camden social worker Leah Coleman.  File photo by CBS3)

After Social Worker Stabbed in Camden, Union Worries About Ongoing Safety

CWA state president Hetty Rosenstein says security in the building where Coleman works has now been beefed up, but she’s not sure for how long.

11/19/2014

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Cooper Hosp. CEO and Wife Stabbed, Then Torched? NJ Investigators Aiding Probe

The Courier-Post spoke with a family relative who claimed he was told the couple was stabbed several times.

11/19/2014

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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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