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Judge is told to file opinion in appeal of priest sex-abuse trial

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court on Tuesday ordered Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina to file an opinion of the appeal of a priest’s child endangerment conviction that resulted from last year’s history-making sex-abuse trial.


Former prison guard faces felony charges

A former Philadelphia prison guard is facing federal felony charges after he allegedly tried to deliver drugs, cigarettes and mobile telephones to inmates in exchange for cash.


NE man convicted of third-degree murder in dog droppings dispute

Tyrirk Harris, 28, was acquitted of first-degree murder charges.


Northeast judge, ex-lawmaker among dozen charged in Traffic Court scandal

Michael Lowry, Fortunato Perri Sr. and others are accused of fixing tickets.


Police probe fatal shooting of teenager in Castor Gardens

Philadelphia police have not named a suspect or determined a motive in the fatal shooting of a Castor Gardens teenager about two blocks from his home last Thursday night.


Jury convicts priest and former teacher in sex-abuse case

The Rev. Charles Engelhardt and former parochial school teacher Bernard Shero were convicted in the abuse of the same altar boy at St. Jerome's parish in Northeast Philly in the late 1990s.


2nd district honors officers for midsummer arrests

The 2nd Police District Advisory Council recently honored Anthony Rosselli and Michael Long for an arrest they made after a midsummer street shooting that stemmed from a fight on the 7700 block of Oxford Ave.


Lawmaker wants the Holocaust to be taught in public schools

— State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams is pushing a bill that requires the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide in public school classrooms.


Enjoy free pancakes at IHOP for a great cause

The International House of Pancakes has invited guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day on Tuesday, Feb. 5, while celebrating Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 30th anniversary. That day, the restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the first national fund-raising campaign to kick off the 2013 fund-raising year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.


Benefit to combat cystic fibrosis is scheduled for Feb. 9

The Harvey/DeLange family’s 23rd annual benefit to combat cystic fibrosis is approaching, and planners are hoping for another big night.