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Hearing is cut short in police assault case

Joshua Taylor is on trial for attempted murder and assault of a police officer after allegedly pulling a gun on an off-duty officer last April.


Scam suspect pulls a slow one

Accused of swindling an 81-year-old man, Sandra Anderson has had her hearing postponed nine times in 15 months. Last week she showed up late. Her lawyer didn’t show at all.


Frankford residents brainstorm ideas for local mural project

Some Frankford residents got the opportunity last week to share their ideas for a series of murals that will start to decorate the neighborhood’s business corridor next year.


Perzel’s former chief of staff pleads guilty

Brian J. Preski, a Bustleton resident and onetime chief of staff to former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel, pleaded guilty last week during his trial on corruption charges.


Fund-raiser run at Northeast Airport

The eighth annual Northeast Philly 5-Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk is set for Sunday at Northeast Philadelphia Airport.


Bustleton man bought baby for $15,000, police say

John Gavaghan and mother-of-three Bridget Wismer have been accused in the transaction, which allegedly took place at a Delaware racetrack.


Hurricane Irene victims could get tax aid from IRS

Victims of Hurricane Irene that began on Aug. 26 in parts of Pennsylvania may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.


Van crashes into Somerton Walgreens

Two people were hospitalized after a van smashed into the doorway of a Somerton Walgreens store on Sunday.


Kmart burglar sought

Philadelphia police are trying to identify a sneaky burglar who slipped into a Northwood Kmart store during normal business hours and hid until after closing time, when he made off with merchandise worth about $10,000.


Making the healthy choice

Local doctors have recommended building a new primary-care facility in the Northeast to treat uninsured city residents or people with Medicaid.