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DA’s Office Reverses; Will Refile Charges Against 1 ‘Basement of Horrors’ Figure

The Philadelphia district attorney’s office has changed its mind and now says it will recharge the defendant who was about to be freed in the local kidnap-and-fraud case.

12/22/2011

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Alleged Victim Details Ordeal In Tacony ‘Basement Of Horrors’ Case

There are new charges in the case of four mentally challenged adults who were found imprisoned in the basement of a building in Northeast Philadelphia earlier this year.

12/19/2011

Pa. PUC Faults PGW For January’s Fatal Natural Gas Explosion in Tacony

The 24-page PUC report concludes that PGW failed to follow many of its own safety procedures on site, including taking too long to shut off gas and electricity in the area where gas was leaking.

12/16/2011

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Man Found Dead After Northeast Philadelphia House Fire

Investigators are looking into the cause of a fatal fire that left a man dead in the city’s Tacony section Tuesday evening.

11/08/2011

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More Charges Added As Niece’s Care Probed In Philadelphia ‘Basement of Horror’ Case

Three of the four defendants in Philadelphia’s basement captivity case are now facing additional charges, including aggravated assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment.

10/28/2011

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Former Neighbor Of Linda Weston Searching For “Little L”

Eyewitness news continues to cover the story involving children and adults who police say were abused by 51-year-old Linda Weston and at least three others.

10/24/2011

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Preliminary Hearing Set In Northeast Philadelphia ‘Basement Of Horror’ Case

The suspected ringleader of an alleged Social Security fraud scheme in which police say mentally disabled people were held captive in a basement may not completely understand the seriousness of the charges against her, her lawyer said Monday.

10/24/2011

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New Developments Uncovered In ‘Basement Of Horror’

Eyewitness News is once again uncovering new information in the basement of horror case.

10/20/2011

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Sister Of Tacony ‘Basement Of Horror’ Mastermind Seeks Justice After Daughter’s Alleged Abuse

Vicky Weston says when she gave up custody of her daughter Beatrice to her sister Linda Ann Weston, she had no idea she was handing her over to a woman Vicky now calls “the devil”.

10/20/2011

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4th Suspect Arrested In Tacony ‘Dungeon’ Case

Philadelphia police have arrested a fourth suspect in connection with the horrific discovery of the four malnourished, mentally incapacitated adults being held captive in a basement in Northeast Philadelphia.

10/19/2011

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4 Adults, 6 Children Taken Into Police Custody In Connection With ‘Basement Of Horror’ Case

New disturbing details emerged on Tuesday as police continue their investigation into the horrific discovery of the four malnourished, mentally incapacitated adults being held captive in a basement in Northeast Philadelphia.

10/18/2011

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Police Commissioner Creating Task Force To Probe Philadelphia Captivity Case

As the investigation continues into four mentally disabled adults found locked in the basement of a northeast Philadelphia apartment building, police say there may be dozens more victims by the group headed up by alleged ring-leader Linda Ann Weston.

10/18/2011

Left to right: Tamara Breeden, 29, Derwin McLemire, 41, and Herbert Knowles, 40 (credit: CBS_

Exclusive: Victims Describe Horrific Basement Captivity

In an Eyewitness News exclusive, three victims who were held captive inside a Northeast Philadelphia basement described the horrific ordeal.

10/18/2011

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Missing Florida Teen Found In Philadelphia, Linked To Basement Captive Case

A missing 15-year-old girl from Florida has turned up in Philadelphia and appears to be linked to a case involving four adults who were held against their will inside a Tacony basement.

10/18/2011

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3 Charged After 4 Disabled Adults Found Locked In Tacony ‘Dungeon’

On Monday night, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey gave reporters a first-hand look at the dungeon-like sub-basement in which police say four mentally challenged adults were held captive.

10/17/2011

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