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Awaiting trial for impersonating a lawyer, he's convicted of contempt

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:49
JASON "WOLF" PARKER, a Philadelphia man arrested this spring for allegedly impersonating a lawyer, was convicted Tuesday of contempt of court for defying a judge's order to stay out of the city's Criminal Justice Center.

Meticulous Camden man's mysterious end

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:32
ON THE outside, Fernando Ramos' house behind a chain-link fence in the Cramer Hill section of Camden still seemed immaculate despite the fire, the paint still a vivid yellow against the charring around the newly boarded windows.

US trying to verify video of American's killing

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:55
WASHINGTON (AP) - A video by Islamic State militants released Tuesday purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The White House, his family and employer said they could not determine the video's authenticity and were attempting to confirm if he had been killed.

Taney gear a major-league hit with Philly fans

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:16
The first things customers saw as they walked into the Modell's store on Chestnut Street late Tuesday afternoon were a display counter loaded with blue Taney Dragon T-shirts and the looming presence of Anthony Townsend.

Narcotics officer and admitted liar says he's telling the truth in a June heroin case

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:35
Two years ago, a veteran police narcotics officer was labeled a liar by a Philadelphia judge who tossed evidence seized from an alleged drug dealer, destroying the prosecution's case.

Philadelphia officer wounded in fatal gunfire exchange that killed his assailant

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:22
It was a matter of inches or less, police said - the distance between a minor wound and an officer killed in the line of duty.

N.Y. man charged in N.J. with daylong rampage that began in Pa.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:18
A New York man made an initial appearance in a New Jersey federal court Tuesday for an alleged three-state rampage that prosecutors say included the kidnapping and rape of a Pennsylvania woman in June.

Woman critical after driving into Cobbs Creek

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:42
A woman is in critical condition after driving into a creek in Southwest Philadelphia.

Police action: Upper Darby force springs for movie, water ice

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:54
Upper Darby Township police will be treating about 1,000 township residents to water ice and a movie on Tuesday night.

Judge: Fall trial possible for Sen. Washington

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:48
The corruption trial of State Sen. LeAnna M. Washington could start in October or November, a Montgomery County judge said Tuesday.

9-year-old hit by truck in Kensington

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 06:28
A 9-year-old boy riding a bicycle was in critical condition after being struck by a truck Monday afternoon in the city's Kensington section, police said.

Missing kayaker sought on NW Pa. lake

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:15
SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Emergency crews have been searching for a missing kayaker on a northwestern Pennsylvania lake.

Little League 'uncles' guide players through tourney

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:57
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Before the Taney Dragons arrive at their assigned field for practice, Josh Lupacchino is already there, equipment in the back of his golf cart, a Mid-Atlantic team hat on his head.

Philadelphia Police officer shot in Tacony, suspect shot dead by officers

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 23:59
A Philadelphia Police officer was wounded in a shooting in Tacony just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, a police source has confirmed.

Mo'ne Davis' success works 'to uplift us at a time of great sorrow'

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 23:52
In a week of heartache, Mo'ne Davis and the Taney Dragons gave the world heart. Speaking for many, James B. Peterson, head of the department of Africana studies at Lehigh University, said, "We need this story right now, to uplift us at a time of great sorrow."

Irene T. Cox, 84, prison minister

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 23:36
The Rev. Irene Tormey Cox, 84, of Mount Laurel, a Pentecostal minister who worked in New Jersey prisons from the early 1980s into the late 2000s, died of a respiratory ailment Sunday, Aug. 17, at her home.