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Delco Officials Create Video Messages Urging Child Abuse Awareness

County Council chairman Tom McGarrigle (in video at left) says child welfare officials there investigated more than 2,000 cases of abuse in 2012.

04/02/2014

(Paul Hochschwender, following his arrest.  File photo from CBS-3)

More Girls Accuse Former 2nd-Grade Teacher of Sex Abuse in Delco

The criminal case against Paul Hochschwender continues to grow as prosecutors file additional sexual assault charges.

04/01/2014

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DA: Philly Woman Swindled Elderly ‘Sweetheart’

A district attorney has charged a Philadelphia woman with swindling $44,000 from a man believed to be her sweetheart.

03/22/2014

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Delco DA Warns of Potent — and Deadly — New Street Drug

It’s clinical name is fentanyl. About 50-100 more potent than morphine, it’s prescribed for patients with cancer-related pain.

03/21/2014

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Police: 2nd Grade Teacher Charged With Inappropriately Touching Students In Delaware County

Charges have been filed against second-grade teacher Paul Hochschwender.

03/12/2014

(Delco DA Jack Whelan, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: David Madden)

Delco DA Wants Law Changed To Allow Cops To Carry Anti-Overdose Drug

District attorney jack Whelan and the Delaware County Council want officers in their jurisdiction to be able to carry naloxone, also known as Narcan, a drug which can reverse a heroin, oxycontin, or other opiate overdose.

03/06/2014

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DUI Homicide Charges Filed in Sidewalk Death of Neumann U. Freshman

Jonathan Vanderhorst, 45, of Lansdowne, is now behind bars in connection with the January 12th crash on Baltimore Pike that killed 18-year-old Dante DeSimone.

02/24/2014

James Bryan. (credit: Delaware County District Attorney's Office)

Local Delco Politician Charged With Scamming His Employer For Millions

James Bryan resigned from the Collingdale Council last October amid word that he was the focus of an ongoing investigation.

01/29/2014

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Delaware County Nears Completion of School ‘Panic Buttons’ Project

A Homeland Security grant of nearly $200,000 is paying for the emergency buttons that, when activated in the event of a threatening person, will send an alert directly to the 911 center.

12/06/2013

(Two of the suspects arrested in drug raids in Collingdale, Pa.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Authorities Say 2 Drug Rings Smashed in Collingdale, Pa.

Delaware County officials say “Operation My Block” has taken the 200 block of Lincoln Avenue out of the hands of two drug-dealing gangs, where neighbors had complained of drug sales and random gunfire.

12/05/2013

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman.  File photo)

Pa. DA’s Speak Out On Law And Order In The Suburbs

Most of the focus in society is on urban crime, but problems continue to escalate in the suburbs.

11/17/2013

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Charges Filed Against South Jersey Man For Posing As Lawyer

Authorities in Delaware County have filed charges against a South Jersey man who allegedly offered himself up as an attorney but wasn’t licensed to practice.

09/06/2013

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Delco DA Warns of Painkiller Tied To 2 Recent Fatal Overdoses

Authorities say the prescription painkiller fentanyl is being converted into a street drug and marketed to heroin users.

06/12/2013

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Lansdowne Doc Charged With Dealing Prescriptions For Cash

Dr. Lenwood Wert is accused of having taken cash only for visits (at $100 a pop), seen patients for only a few seconds, and handed out prescriptions for popular narcotics virtually on request.

05/15/2013

(Philadelphia DA Seth Williams, at lectern, is flanked by, from left, Delaware County DA Jack Whelan; bill co-sponsors Rep. John Taylor, Rep. Mark Cohen, and Sen. Larry Farnese; and deputy police commissioner Richard Ross.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Broad Regional Support For Stricter Philadelphia Gun Law

“I want people to know all across Philadelphia: you carry, you do two,” said Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams.

04/04/2013

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