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Jury ends deliberations for the day in sex abuse case

Jurors deliberated for a brief time this afternoon in the trial of a priest and an ex-Catholic school teacher charged with molesting the same Northeast Philadelphia schoolboy in the late 1990s.


Crime log (January 23, 2012)

Dec. 31 through Jan. 13


Shero's lawyer says abuse 'never happened'

  The case against a former St. Jerome school teacher rests on the believability of a former Northeast man who testified Bernard Shero molested him in the late 1990s, a defense lawyer told jurors this morning.


Murder charges filed against 'mom' in Tacony dungeon case

Linda Ann Weston, 53, was charged with two counts of murder and numerous hate crimes in connection with what prosecutors said was a decades-long scheme to steal Social Security benefits from mentally disabled people.


More police officers patrolling the streets of Frankford

“I’ve got twenty new cops and I put them on foot beats,” Capt. John McCloskey told members of the Frankford Civic Association at their meeting earlier this month.


Lawncrest Civic meets new community relations officer

Mark Mroz, the outgoing 2nd Police District community relations officer, introduced his replacement at last week’s meeting of the Lawncrest Community Association.


Controller visits Burholme Community Town Watch

City Controller Alan Butkovitz is pleased that the fire department is planning reforms designed to increase response time by medical units.



Mayor skips NE Chamber for a visit to D.C.

Mayor Michael Nutter’s long-planned luncheon with the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce has been postponed.


Green Dot scam continues to be threat in NE Philly

Scams never die. They just fade away for a while — but just a while.