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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.


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.


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.


Fatal shootings dampen New Year

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


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.


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.


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.


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.