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Philadelphia Man Sentenced For Near-Fatal Attack on Center City Parking Attendant

The defendant blamed a crack cocaine habit for this crime and more than a dozen other convictions over the past 20 years.

06/11/2014

(Surveillance video captures the image of a man grabbing a woman earlier this year in Mayfair.  Video provided by Phila. PD)

Police Speculate Mayfair Attacker Has Struck For Third Time

Capt. John Darby, of the police department’s special victims’ unit, isn’t even positive it’s the same guy in all three assaults. But, he says, police are desperate solve this puzzle.

05/30/2014

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1 Guilty Plea, 1 Trial Ordered in Child Abuse Death of SW Philadelphia Tot

The mother points blame for the attacks on her longtime boyfriend, but there’s evidence that the girl was pummelled for days and weeks — perhaps even years — before she died from a ruptured liver last July.

05/06/2014

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Another Long Sentence For Brutal Attacks in Old City Tourism Area

The judge, noting that one victim suffered some permanent injuries, said the defendant, Santos Centeno, is lucky he isn’t facing a murder conviction.

05/05/2014

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Man Sentenced For Beating Woman With Brass Knuckles in NE Phila. Apartment

The victim, now 64, declined to come to court for the sentencing of the man who broke into her apartment and attacked her.

05/02/2014

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SW Philadelphia Man Charged With Abusing 3-Year-Old Stepson

Matthew Montgomery, 27, of South Conestoga Street near Woodland Avenue, was arrested on Wednesday.

05/01/2014

(The Muller home, scene of two murders.  File photo by Elizabeth Hur)

Family Pleads For Help in Solving January Double Murder in Lawncrest

Donna Muller, 49, and her 22-year-old son, Richard, were found shot to death on January 19th inside the family’s home in the 300 block of Stevens Street, in the Lawncrest section of Philadelphia.

04/30/2014

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Rape Charges Refiled Against Former Head of Montco GOP

Robert Kerns is being charged by the Pennsylvania attorney general with rape and sexual assault of a female paralegal, in a case that had been earlier filed and then abandoned by the Montgomery County DA.

04/25/2014

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Gunman Admits Murder-For-Hire Hit on Behalf of Jilted Philadelphia Woman

Miguel Gonzalez, 39, has pleaded guilty as part of a deal that brings him a 30-60 year sentence. The woman pleaded guilty earlier.

04/23/2014

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South Phila. Kidnapper, Undone By Video and Defiant Victim, is Sentenced

Carlos Figueroa-Fagot was sentenced to 17-34 years in prison for a 2011 attack in South Philadelphia on a ten-year-old girl and her toddler brother. The children fought back as he tried to grab the girl.

04/04/2014

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Bensalem Police Release ID of Sunday Morning Murder Victim

Nineteen-year-old Joseph Romano is charged with stabbing another 19-year-old, Jacob Simmers, to death.

03/31/2014

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Trial Ordered In Overbrook ‘Beats’ Headphones Murder

Defendant Arkel Garcia is charged with killing 21-year-old victim Christian Massey last November in Overbrook for his expensive “Beats by Dr. Dre” headphones.

03/26/2014

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3 Officially Charged In Connection To Brick Attack On Temple U. Student

Police detectives said they were questioning the girls, whom they believe are responsible for at least three assaults along North 17th Street in North Philadelphia, just off the Temple campus.

03/25/2014

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In Wake of Brick Attack on Student, Temple U. Urges Wariness

Temple University officials were sounding the alarm after several students were targeted in a series of off-campus attacks.

03/25/2014

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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest In Center City Stabbing Incident

Police announced they have made an arrest in connection with a stabbing Thursday night on South Camac Street, near Chestnut.

03/21/2014

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