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Police test new scanners for traffic tickets

Equipment similar to the scanners supermarket cashiers use to speed shoppers through checkout lines is being tested by 7th Police District officers to cut the time it takes to write traffic citations.


Hostess calls it quits, pickets leave bakery

There were no pickets walking the line at the Hostess plant on Monday morning. 


Music to his ears

Jared Brito had modest aspirations. A few months back, the 11-year-old Pollock Elementary School pupil just wanted to try out for a small role in the Walnut Street Theatre’s production of The Music Man.


Suspicious fire damages newspaper office in Trevose

A blaze heavily damaged the news and production departments of Broad Street Media, publisher of the Northeast Times, Star and Wire newspapers.


Seeing Red

— With penalties about to hit the newest red-light runners where it really hurts, revenue and safety at busy intersections are in the limelight.


At last, a new start for Ben Rush Park

For 35 years, there’s been plenty of talk about developing Benjamin Rush State Park at the Boulevard and Southampton Road, but not a lot of action.


Child predator accosts four

Philadelphia police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspected child predator who has accosted at least four children since Nov. 5 in separate incidents near Harding Junior High School.


Woman sexually assaulted in Somerton

A 38-year-old woman was assaulted sexually and robbed in a Somerton alley late Saturday, according to a report by television station 6abc.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted (November 21, 2012)

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:


Judge tells Hostess it can proceed with closing

The reprieve for 300 workers at a Northeast Philly bakery lasted one day. The company announced plans to close on Monday, and then accepted a judge's request to seek a last-ditch effort to resolve a union dispute. The effort failed.