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Scam artist arrested in Rhawnhurst

Police, U.S. marshals and Secret Service agents went to a Rhawnhurst apartment building on Dec. 5 seeking to arrest a man for passing tens of thousands of dollars in bad checks. When they got there, the officers found their fugitive, who was allegedly sitting on a loaded gun and illegal drugs.


Rhawnhurst McDonald’s robbed at gunpoint

Two masked men held up a Rhawnhurst McDonald’s at gunpoint and made off with cash from the restaurant’s safe last Thursday.


Revolver found inside Samuel Fels High School

An 18-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after, the school's lockdown was lifted. 


Poquessing Creek Trail officially opens

The new 1.5-mile Poquessing Creek Trail got its official opening Dec. 10 as the mayor and other honorables cut a blue ribbon at the trail’s entrance behind Junod Playground in Parkwood.


Police kill ex-con during violent car stop

Philadelphia police who fatally shot an allegedly armed and belligerent ex-convict during a traffic stop in Mayfair early Monday have come under scrutiny from the dead man’s relatives, who are comparing the incident to the controversial Michael Brown slaying.


Police investigating $90K jewelry heist

Robbers pistol-whipped an attendant and made off with jewelry worth $90,000 from a Castor Avenue store on Dec. 5, said Capt. Frank Palumbo, commander of the 2nd Police District. The robbers also got away with $800.



O’Brien’s immigration bill passes

Crooks who prey on immigrants better watch their steps in Philly.


NE Community Giveback festival set for Saturday

State Rep. Mark Cohen will hold his first Northeast Community Giveback Festival on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lawncrest Recreation Center, 6000 Rising Sun Ave.


More Ironworkers plead guilty

Two more mem­bers of the North­east-based Iron­work­ers Loc­al 401 on Tuesday pleaded guilty to their roles in in­cid­ents that caused de­struc­tion at con­struc­tion sites.