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At Fels, a gun is found in a backpack

A Fels High School student is sitting in a city jail cell after he allegedly tried to bring a gun into school last Wednesday.


Fueling the fire

Philadelphia firefighters union President Bill Gault held the attention of an entire city, but for the first time in a long while, did not use it to admonish Mayor Michael Nutter.


Illusion of protection — a grandmother’s lament

We were leaving the hospital with our first baby, a red-faced daughter who weighed less than a sack of potatoes, when we encountered a friend who is a doctor.


From grandmother, with love

My favorite kinds of cookbooks are ones that have been inspired by family recipes. I enjoy reading the stories about the family member who prepared the dishes in the cookbook and trying the recipes that have been passed down from one generation to the next. “Nahima’s Hands: Unique Mediterranean Cuisine” by Andrea Cassell is a loving tribute to her grandmother (Nahima) and her flavorful, Mediterranean recipes.


M-16 rifle is missing from police inventory

Has anyone seen a Philadelphia police-issued Colt M-16 rifle lying around?


Suspect sought in sexual assault of teen

Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in identifying a man who sexually assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old woman in Wissinoming early on April 8.


Arrest made in sexual assault case

Police have arrested a Northeast man on charges he assaulted a 63-year-old woman in her Rhawnhurst apartment.



Suspect arrested in Rhawnhurst attack

Abraham Cordova of the 7200 block of Horrocks Street is charged in connection with last week's assault of a woman in her apartment in the 7900 block of Loretto Avenue. He is charged with attempted murder and attempted rape.


Sentencing delayed for pair accused of molesting Northeast boy

The Rev. Charles Engelhardt and former teacher Bernard Shero were convicted in January of sexually assaulting the same boy, who was a student at St. Jerome parish school in the late 1990s.