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Ex-priest to testify in sex-abuse trial

An ex-priest who last year pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 10-year-old St. Jerome’s altar boy will testify for the prosecution in the trial of two other men accused of molesting the same child.

Jury deliberations begin in road-rage death in Far Northeast

Gerry Shaffer Jr., 23, is on trial on third-degree murder charges in connection with the death of pedestrian Mark Wallace, 54, after an altercation in the Far Northeast.

Oral arguments to begin Monday in sex-abuse trial

A jury has been selected in the trial of the Rev. Charles Engelhardt and school teacher Bernard Shero. They are accused in connection with the sexual abuse of an altar boy at St. Jerome's parish in the late 1990s.

Former cop to do time for steroids ring

A Northeast resident and former Philadelphia police detective was ordered Monday to serve four years in federal prison for orchestrating a multi-tiered steroids distribution ring from his Modena Park home.

Courting success

— Community sports groups in the Northeast are coping with a shortage of playing space and a surplus of user fees the old-fashioned way: They’re improvising.

Trial begins for pair accused in sex assault of altar boy

Jury selection began Monday for two men accused of the sexual abuse of an altar boy from St. Jerome’s parish in the late 1990s.

Plea deal in Old City beating case

A co-defendant of Fox Chase resident Steven Ferguson pleaded guilty on Friday to involuntary manslaughter for the beating death of 2010 Temple graduate Kevin Kless on an Old City street corner last January.

Far Northeast bust turns up cash, heroin

Philadelphia narcotics officers seized more than $60,000 cash, a kilogram of heroin and two guns during a Jan. 4 raid on the home of an alleged drug trafficker in the Far Northeast’s Chalfont section.

Activist and lawyer lead fire protest against Nutter

A couple of Parkwood guys, John Fritz and John Mulholland, decided to publicly show their support last week for members of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 22.

City controller talks taxes at Take Back meeting

The Take Back Your Neighborhood Civic Association observed a moment of silence for the shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., before welcoming comments from a police official, the city controller, a state representative and a two-time City Council candidate who specializes in economic development.