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City investigates Fire Department sex scandal

Firefighters have been talking about a sex scandal within their department for months, but no word of it came to the public’s attention until last week, when TV reports aired that several Philadelphia Fire Department employees were about to be disciplined.


Reward offered in fatal hit and run

More than a month after a hit and run crash claimed a 33-year-old woman’s life on the 8100 block of State Road, authorities hope that new evidence and a $4,500 reward will help them solve the case.


NE woman pleads guilty in student sex case

A Northeast woman has admitted that she had sex with an underage student when she was a music teacher at Lenape Middle School in Bucks County in 2012.


One dead in alleged DUI crash in Holmesburg

Philadelphia police have arrested a Levittown man whose alleged drunk-driving caused a fatal crash in Holmesburg on Jan. 21.


Man critical after being shot five times

A Holmesburg man with a history of drug convictions has been charged with attempted murder and numerous related offenses after he allegedly shot another man five times on a neighborhood street.


No arrests made in Tacony automobile arson

Arsonists were responsible for two automobile fires that occurred minutes apart in Tacony early Friday morning, authorities say, although no arrests have been made.


Four plead guilty, another awaits trial in forced tattoo case

Four people have admitted to felony charges while a fifth has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the beating and forced tattooing of a man in the basement apartment of a Mayfair rowhouse last year.


Cops trying to ID two McDonald’s robbers

Two hooded and masked men held up a McDonald’s restaurant in Rhawnhurst on Dec. 11.


Copper rainspouts stolen from Glen Foerd

Thieves stole thousands of dollars in copper rainspouts from the Glen Foerd estate last week, according to the executive director of the historical site.


Father to stand trial for fatally shooting daughter’s boyfriend

A Northeast father has been ordered to stand trial for voluntary manslaughter for shooting his daughter’s boyfriend fatally during a confrontation in her bedroom in September.