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    Safety first

    A fire drill was held in Somerton last week to increase fire safety awareness.

    Engine 58 and Ladder 34 rushed down the 15000 block of Kovats Drive early Wednesday evening and firefighters went right to work.

    New device can allegedly open electronic car locks

    A small hand-held device advertised on the Internet can pop some factory-made electronic locks and could be responsible for several car break-ins in Mayfair and Tacony.

    Anna’s car was burglarized. So was Sarah’s, and so was Chris’s. But the thieves didn’t use what cops call “the North Philly key,” i.e., a rock, to get into their vehicles.

    Arson charges filed in Frankford blaze

    Federal prosecutors have filed arson charges against two men who allegedly set a four-alarm fire that gutted a Frankford factory and shut down train service on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor in December 2012.

    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.

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