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Sabatina hopes to increase penalties for home invasion crimes

State Rep. John Sabatina Jr., who has learned of recent home invasions in places like Mayfair, Rhawnhurst and Bucks County, wants to do something about it.


Armed masked man robs Mayfair bank

A masked man armed with a small silver handgun robbed a Mayfair bank May 15, police said.


Hostage might not be a hostage, police say

If somebody tries to convince you that a relative or friend is being held hostage and wants money in exchange for freedom, check with the so-called “hostage.” He or she might be free and unaware of what’s going on.


Several religious facilities are burglarized

It seems nothing is sacred to some crooks. 


Preliminary hearing delayed for elderly NE man accused of murdering his wife

Louis Hartdegen, 75, of Castor Gardens, faces murder, indecent assault and abuse of a corpse charges. He also is charged with making a false report to authorities.A hearing scheduled for today has been delayed until Aug. 6.


Donations for scholarship organizations sought at Mayfair Business meeting

Officials from St. Hubert High School and St. Matthew and Blessed Trinity elementary schools attended a meeting of the Mayfair Business Association to ask merchants to consider making donations to scholarship organizations.


Suspect sought in barbershop robbery

A confused-looking man with a BB gun tried to rob a Bell’s Corner delicatessen, failed, then robbed a nearby barbershop of $50 on Saturday morning, according to Philadelphia police Capt. Frank Bachmayer.


Butkovitz cruises to victory in City Controller's primary election

Unofficial returns from 95 percent of divisions showed that Butkovitz was winning 61 percent of the vote. Brett Mandel was taking 31 percent. Mark Zecca had 8 percent.


Firefighters’ union chief Gault loses bid for re-election

Battalion Chief Joe Schulle, a Northeast resident and firefighter since 1992, defeated Gault.


NE loses 169th House District in court decision on legislative districts

The 169th District moves to York County. The Northeast will be represented in the state Senate by the 2nd and 5th districts.