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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.


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.


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.



Crime log (November 21, 2012)

Oct. 22 through Nov. 4


City zoning code tops Fox Chase meeting

Members of the Fox Chase Homeowners Association expected to hear about a relatively minor zoning case in the neighborhood, but instead got a lesson on a major flaw in the city’s new zoning code.


Burholme Town Watch offers tips to avoid car theft

Police Lt. Frank Schneider offered members of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association a few tips on how they could avoid having items stolen from their cars.