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PECO suspends installation

PECO last week suspended installation of its new “smart meters” while the utility  investigates 15 fires that were reported at homes in Bucks County after the new meters overheated.


Jon Runyan adds spice to clambake

U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan, a former Eagles offensive tackle, was the star attraction at Sunday’s 28th annual Republican City Committee Billy Meehan Clambake at Cannstatter’s. Runyan, a freshman who represents a South Jersey district, told the crowd that nobody 55 or older would be affected by the Medicare reform plan proposed by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the vice presidential running mate for Mitt Romney.


'Kensington Strangler' guilty, sentenced to three life terms

The now 23-year-old Antonio Rodriquez, dubbed the “Kensington Strangler,” was found guilty today of raping and killing three women from Holme Circle, Port Richmond and East Stroudsburg, Pa. He'll now face three consecutive lifetimes in prison.


Eye in the Sky

— Red-light cameras reduce accidents, but questions have arisen about how intersections are picked.


Schwartz rips Romney's pick for veep

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-13th dist.) is panning the selection Saturday of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, a fellow member of the House Budget Committee, as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate.


NE cop charged in cable TV scam

A Philadelphia patrol officer assigned to the Northeast was arrested last Thursday for his alleged involvement in a scheme to hack into Comcast’s computer system and solicit fees from cable customers in exchange for adding premium channels to their service or reducing their monthly bills.


Police seek suspect in beer-distributor heists

A serial burglar busted into a pair of Northeast Philadelphia beer distributors early this month, but he wasn’t after suds.