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Con man strikes in Tacony, Mayfair, Holmesburg

15th District police officers are warning Tacony, Mayfair and Holmesburg residents about a man who is working a door-to-door con in their neighborhoods.


Police search for gunman in motel robbery

Police arrested one gunman but are searching for two more who robbed two women inside a Northeast motel room last month. The holdup occurred on Oct. 28 at the Roosevelt Motor Inn, 7600 Roosevelt Blvd. According to police, two women ages 19 and 21 heard a knock at their door at about 2 a.m. and opened it. The robbers entered the room, brandished handguns and demanded the victims’ valuables.


Rhawnhurst Raiders coach arrested for child molestation

A volunteer football coach for the Rhawnhurst Raiders was arrested last week for sexually assaulting two boys repeatedly in his North Philadelphia home.


‘Faith heal’ parents plead no contest to murder charges

A Rhawnhurst couple whose belief in faith healing led to the April death of their 8-month-old son pleaded no contest to murder and related charges last week.


Indecent assault reported on bus

A woman SEPTA passenger was the victim of an indecent assault aboard a Northeast Philly bus on Sunday morning.


Our Lady of Calvary pastor resigns after molestation allegations probed

Parishioners of Our Lady of Calvary Roman Catholic Church in the Far Northeast were informed during Sunday’s Masses that their pastor, the Rev. John Paul, had been accused of molesting minors and voluntarily had resigned the post he had held for 13 years.


Family files wrongful-death suit against priest, archdiocese

The family of a man who had accused a former Rhawnhurst parish priest of molesting him when he was a child on Wednesday filed a wrongful-death suit against the Rev. Robert Brennan and Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic archdiocese. The late Sean McIlmail’s parents, Deborah and Michael, also are suing Monsignor William Lynn, the first member of the Catholic hierarchy in the United States to be convicted of endangering children by shielding a pedophile priest.


Prostitute testifies

At first, the pimp with the nursing school background tried to resuscitate the “John” as he lay unresponsive on the floor.


Man who shot three cops gets life in prison

Almost three years after two Philadelphia SWAT officers stared death in the face inside the basement of an Oxford Circle row home, a city judge threw the book at the gunman who almost took their lives.


Gunman sought in Somerton bank robbery

The FBI and Philadelphia police are trying to identify a gunman who robbed a Somerton bank on Nov. 5.