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Cousins ordered to stand trial for series of murders

Sean Michael Kratz, of the 800 block of Magee Ave., and Cosmo DiNardo, of Bensalem, will stand trial for slayings.Kratz (left) and DiNardo.A Northeast Philadelphia man and his cousin have been ordered to stand trial...

Gunman robs Mayfair department store

Two Family Dollar employees were bound with zip ties before the crook fled with $5,000 and cell phones.SOURCE: GOOGLE MAPSAn unidentified gunman robbed a Mayfair department store at closing time Monday night, possibly after hiding in...

Shero attorney discusses new plea

By entering the statutory equivalent of the guilty plea, the former St. Jerome’s teacher earned his freedom for the first time in more than four years.OgrenFormer St. Jerome School teacher Bernard Shero has always maintained...

St. Luke cemetery targeted by vandals

About 20 headstones were toppled, the first vandalism in the congregation’s 160-year history.Investigation continues: Police are looking into vandalism at the Memorial Church of St. Luke in Bustleton, where about 20 vertical stones were toppled...

Teen ordered to stand trial for assault

The Bensalem teen who allegedly assaulted a Father Judge senior near Temple University has been ordered to stand trial.RiddleA Bensalem Township man has been ordered to stand trial for the May beating of a Father...

Gunman robs Wawa in Burholme

The unidentified man fled on Cottman Avenue toward Central Avenue with an undisclosed amount of cash on Aug. 4.Surveillance photoSurveillance cameras captured video of an unidentified gunman who robbed a Wawa in Burholme last Friday...

Philly mother abandons infant in drug-filled motel room, police say

Ericka Avila Lopez’ 7-month-old was alone in a Trevose motel room for 20 hours. Last year, Lopez allegedly tried to run over a police officer in a stolen Jeep.Ericka Avila LopezA Philadelphia mother and suspected drug...

Fire captain charged with insurance fraud

The fire department commander allegedly collected insurance money after torching her car in Washington, D.C.StallingsA Philadelphia Fire Department commander from the Far Northeast was arrested last month in connection with an insurance fraud case...

Amtrak train kills woman in Holmesburg

A high-speed Acela train struck a woman on the tracks at Holmesburg Station on Friday.PHOTO: WIKIMEDIAA high-speed Amtrak Acela train struck and killed a woman who had wandered onto the tracks at Holmesburg Station on...

Video: Inept burglar can’t breach gas station with crowbar, blowtorch

The crook spent several minutes trying to breach the glass front doors, but fled empty handed.Surveillance photoAn unidentified burglar tried to use a crowbar and a blowtorch to break into a Somerton gas station minimart...
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