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(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

Arkel Garcia.  Photo from Phila. PD)

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

(Surveillance video image  provided by Phila. PD)

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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Man Sentenced for Scissors Attack on Elderly Woman in West Philadelphia

Jimmy Morrison has been sentenced to 9-20 years in prison for a vicious home invasion attack on an 87-year-old neighbor and her adult son in July of 2012.

03/11/2014

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Trial Ordered For Germantown Man in Beating of Blind Neighbor

The attack was caught on video, which led to the identification and arrest of the suspect.

03/06/2014

(First lady Michelle Obama waves to her husband before he addresses a joint session of Congress in February 2009.   With her is Philadelphia police officer Richard DeCoatsworth.  
Credit: Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

Exalted Then Disgraced Former Philly Cop Pleads Guilty To Reduced Charges

Troubled former Philadelphia police officer Richard DeCoatsworth, 28, has pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution, simple assault, and a drug charge.

02/25/2014

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9-Year-Old Girl Speaks Out About Attempted Abduction In Hunting Park

Philadelphia Police have charged a suspect in the attempted abduction of a nine-year-old girl in Hunting Park Thursday night.

02/21/2014

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Camden Ranks Most Dangerous City In The Country

The crime-ridden metropolis came in number one on the list, which was compiled using FBI data from 2012.

02/10/2014

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A Confession May Be Key in Decades-Old South Jersey Murder Case

Stephen Raymond, now a partner in a private law firm, was Burlington County prosecutor at the time of Doris McGarry’s death in Evesham, NJ.

01/29/2014

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