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$10K Reward Offered For Serial Robber In Overbrook Park Targeting Women

The City of Philadelphia is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect wanted for a series of robberies/purse snatches in the Overbrook section of the city.

02/25/2014

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Former Philly Cop Pleads Guilty To Corruption, Agrees To Cooperate

Former narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker is at the center of continuing grand jury investigation and has been cooperating with authorities since shortly after his arrest in May of 2013.

02/24/2014

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Romance and Lies Lead to a Philadelphia Prosecutor’s Fall

Lynn Nichols has been sentenced for helping remove a truck from “stolen” status to help her boyfriend, then, after they broke up, getting the theft report renewed.

02/21/2014

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Prison For Phila. Couple Who Chose Prayer Over Medical Care For Dying Son

Herbert and Catherine Schaible had previously pleaded “no contest” in connection with the death of their son, Brandon, who died as the couple prayed for him to be healed but never took him to a doctor or a hospital for medical care.

02/19/2014

(The demolition site at 2136 Market Street, taken by a concerned passerby the day before the deadly collapse.  The Salvation Army thrift store, in which six people were killed, is at far right.  Photo by Laura Mierson.)

Trial Ordered for 2 Men in Deadly Salvation Army Store Collapse

Demolition contractor Griffin Campbell and heavy-equipment operator Sean Benschop are charged with six counts of third-degree murder.

02/18/2014

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Former Phila. Charter School Head Sentenced For Persistent Embezzlement

Masai Skief was sentenced to three years in prison after working out a plea deal for a sentence of about two years.

02/10/2014

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Man Convicted In Philly Of Conspiracy To Export Restricted Military Weapons Scopes To Russia

Sentencing is scheduled for May for a Navy veteran from Brooklyn convicted this week in Philadelphia of conspiracy to export restricted high tech military weapons scopes to Russia.

02/09/2014

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Frankford Man Sentenced To 50 To 100 Years In Prison For Savage Rape, Beating Of 2 Young Children

The defendant was convicted of the savage rape and beating of two small children, children of his girlfriends, in 2011.

02/07/2014

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Philadelphia Woman Gets Prison Sentence After Long String of Ripoffs

In this case she wrote 244 bad checks for a total of about $36,000, many of them while she was in a halfway house following a previous conviction.

01/30/2014

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Trial Begins For Alleged Mayfair Tire Slasher

Defendant David Toledo had claimed to be a victim, repeatedly granting interviews about the crimes and the impact on his family and the community.

01/29/2014

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Phila. Traffic Court Official Pleads Guilty In Ticket-Fixing Conspiracy

Former court administrator William Hird pleaded guilty to 18 counts of mail and wire fraud and lying to investigators.

01/27/2014

(The US Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Ligambi Acquitted Of One More Count in Philly Mob Retrial; Borgesi Ordered Freed

After weeks of off-and-on deliberations, a federal court jury in Philadelphia has acquitted Joseph Ligambi on one count and confirmed it was deadlocked on three others against him. The jury also acquitted co-defendant George Borgesi of the one count against him.

01/24/2014

(Image from surveillance video of a deadly purse-snatching incident in Northern Liberties.  Image from Phila. PD video)

Watch The Video: Police Seeking Northern Liberties Purse-Snatch Killers

Police have released video of events leading up to the instant of the shooting, and more.

01/23/2014

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Police Analyzing Video of Northern Liberties Purse Snatch-Murder

The chilling, sad video, which police were not yet prepared to release to the public, captures a cold-blooded, senseless murder.

01/22/2014

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Longer Sentence Sought For Former Charter School President Who Stole Money

Federal authorities are now seeking a longer sentence for a former Charter School president who has admitted stealing more money after pleading guilty.

01/20/2014

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