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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.

Rite Aid offers reward to catch bandits

Rite Aid has offered a $10,000 reward in an effort to identify and capture three men who committed a Nov. 18 armed robbery of the chain’s previously targeted store at Welsh and Blue Grass roads.

Conflict resolution

Justin Jones is a big believer in the peer mediation program at Hamilton Disston Elementary School.

A fiery baptism

— Emotions ran smoking hot when Mayor Michael Nutter and Philadelphia Fire Department brass showed up for the dedication of a new firehouse in Tacony on Tuesday.

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.

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.

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.

Fatal shootings dampen New Year

A pair of fatal shootings marred the end of 2012 and the onset of the New Year in Frankford.