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Violent Crime

(Kaboni Savage.  File photo)

2013 IN REVIEW: The Kaboni Savage Murder Case

A federal jury in Philadelphia convicted Kaboni Savage of 12 murders, the most in modern Philadelphia history, and then sentenced him to death

12/25/2013

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Study: Fewer Men, More Youth Violence

New research shows that in cities where there are fewer men, violent crime is likely to spike.

12/18/2013

(Marcus King and Nadera Batson.  King pleaded guilty and cooperated with investigators.  Phila. PD photos)

Long Sentence For West Phila. Woman In Torture-Murder of Godson, 3

Nadera Batson, right, and a codefendant were accused in the death of three-year-old Jaquinn Brewton, who was beaten repeatedly and burned with a blowtorch.

12/18/2013

(Victim Danny DeGennaro.)

Another Life Sentence Imposed In 2011 Murder of Bucks Musician

Breon Powell offered nothing in the courtroom when the judge officially imposed the sentence in the murder of Danny DeGennaro (photo).

12/09/2013

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NE Phila. Man Sentenced For Providing Gun Used In Shooting

Luke Dercole, 33, admits he was addicted to heroin when he bought four guns for his 16-year-old drug dealer.

12/09/2013

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Trial Ordered for Phila. Teen, 15, In Murder He Says Was Reaction to Bullying

Defendant Alexander Rodriguez told police he shot and killed 17-year-old Joel Gutierrez in October because he was mad.

12/04/2013

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Bensalem Teen Charged In String of Sex Assaults on Underage Girls

And officials believe there may be more victims out there.

11/21/2013

(The Ferguson home in Malvern, where Drew Ferguson was found shot to death.  Credit: Chopper 3)

UPDATE: Arrest Made After Slain Malvern Man Found Stuffed In Sleeping Bag

The Chester County District Attorney says the former neighbor and long-time friend of a Malvern man whose body was found Monday inside the home he shared with his grandmother has been charged with first-degree murder.

11/19/2013

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Philadelphia Man Gets Life Sentence For Firing Into Carload of Teens, Killing 3

Axel Barreto was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences for the murder of three teens last year behind his Juniata Park home.

11/14/2013

(Omar Cash, shortly after his arrest in 2008.  Phila. PD photo)

Quick Guilty Verdict in Senseless 2008 Murder at a Kensington Car Wash

The jury must now decide whether Omar Cash, already serving a life sentence for another murder, deserves the death penalty for the murder of Maliek Brown.

11/07/2013

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Suspect Sought In String Of Crimes Across Delaware County

Police think the same man tried to rob a CVS drugstore of narcotics two weeks ago and a Swiss Farms store over the weekend.

10/30/2013

(Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane speaks as Mayor Michael Nutter, left, and New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman listen.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Law Enforcement Officials Urge Smartphone Makers To Include ‘Kill Switches’

The attorneys general of Pennsylvania and New York came to Philadelphia City Hall to promote an effort to get cell phone manufacturers to install “kill switches” so a phone that’s stolen could be immediately deactivated.

10/28/2013

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First Defendant Sentenced In String of Philadelphia Pharmacy Robberies

Sitting in a wheelchair and in need of a hip replacement, 50-year-old William Webb told the court he was sorry, after which federal judge John Padova sentenced Webb to 25 years in prison.

10/24/2013

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Philadelphia Man On Trial For Firing Into Carload of Teens, Killing 3

The defense concedes the defendant is the shooter but says it was justified.

10/24/2013

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Radnor Police Reopen 1993 Probe Into Murder of Marple Twp. Woman

Radnor police superintendent William Colarulo announced that the murder of Jennifer Tong, on June 26, 1993, is being reexamined.

10/24/2013

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