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Suspects named in parking attendant brick assault

Apr 20, 2012 05:45 PM EDT

Philadelphia police are looking for a man and woman wanted for the brutal assault on a Center City parking lot attendant.

FBI: 'Silent Bandit' arrested in the Poconos

Apr 20, 2012 06:45 PM EDT

A man charged with robbing a bank in the Poconos is under FBI investigation for a series of bank robberies perpetrated by a suspect known as the "Silent Bandit."

Man struck, killed by SEPTA bus in North Philadelphia

Apr 20, 2012 05:35 PM EDT

A man was struck and killed by a SEPTA shuttle bus on Friday morning in North Philadelphia.

4 Phila. police officers assaulted in 2 overnight incidents

Apr 20, 2012 09:05 AM EDT

Two separate incidents at bars in Philadelphia ended up landing four police officers in the hospital early Friday morning.

Delaware executes convicted killer Shannon Johnson

Apr 20, 2012 08:46 AM EDT

He was executed after a flurry of last-minute appeals were made to try to save his life.

Casino carjack suspects called 'evil pinballs'

Apr 19, 2012 03:18 PM EDT

The prosecutor in the Atlantic City casino carjack murder case calls a couple accused of the killing "evil pinballs."

3 wanted in armed robbery of Del. PNC Bank

Apr 19, 2012 11:56 AM EDT

State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a PNC Bank branch in Pike Creek, Delaware.

Police release surveillance photos of Del. robbery

Apr 19, 2012 05:21 PM EDT

Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in solving a gas station robbery caught on camera.

More tires slashed in Mayfair neighborhood

Apr 18, 2012 04:31 PM EDT

After a lull in the attacks, a dozen tires were found slashed early Monday morning in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia.

9, including EMTs, sickened in NJ hazmat incident

Apr 18, 2012 04:31 PM EDT

Nine people, including police and EMTs, were sickened during a hazmat investigation in Burlington County.

Ayers: Lack of smoke detectors 'frustrating'

Apr 18, 2012 04:31 PM EDT

Fires have killed 14 people this year in Philadelphia. 90% of the households involved didn't have working smoke alarms.

Vandals damage windows, doors at Del. high school

Apr 18, 2012 04:31 PM EDT

Police say vandals used chunks of concrete and rocks to damage the glass on 75 doors and windows.

At least 2 injured in RV accident in Mercer County

Apr 18, 2012 04:31 PM EDT

Police are investigating an accident involving an RV in Mercer County.

Elderly couple injured in Northeast Phila. crash

Apr 16, 2012 08:42 PM EDT

An elderly couple is hospitalized after a two car crash in Northeast Philadelphia.

Police: NJ man stole women's underwear

Apr 18, 2012 04:31 PM EDT

Authorities say an NJ man is a serial underwear thief who targeted the laundry rooms of two Pa. apartment complexes.

12 Phila. parishes merged to 5

Apr 18, 2012 04:31 PM EDT

The Philadelphia Archdiocese continues the painful process of consolidating and contracting the church and this is only the first round.

2 children, mom, grandfather die in West Philadelphia fire

Apr 18, 2012 04:40 PM EDT

Two young children, their mother and their grandfather are dead after a fire on Monday morning in West Philadelphia.

Classmates remember teen killed in Gloucester Co. crash

Apr 18, 2012 04:31 PM EDT

Authorities say a high school student was killed and three other people were injured in a two car crash in Gloucester County.

Del. killer asks judge not to delay execution

Apr 16, 2012 01:51 PM EDT

The attorney for a Delaware death row inmate facing execution this week is asking a federal judge to reject an attempt by the convicted killer's estranged sister to stop the execution.

Dog walker finds body at shooting scene

Apr 16, 2012 09:28 AM EDT

A person walking a dog found a dead body at the scene of an earlier shooting in New Castle County, Delaware.

Wilmington man robbed in supermarket lot

Apr 16, 2012 09:23 AM EDT

Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a 73-year-old Wilmington man that happened over the weekend in a supermarket parking lot.

3 teens hurt, another 3 sought in Milford melee

Apr 16, 2012 09:22 AM EDT

Authorities say three teenagers were injured and three others are being sought on riot charges after a melee outside a skating center in Milford.

Girlfriend takes stand in casino carjack trial

Apr 16, 2012 05:15 PM EDT

The ex-girlfriend of a man accused in the fatal carjacking of an Atlantic City casino patron laughed and yawned at times as she recounted the killing.

Son of school board prez charged in Asbury killing

Apr 16, 2012 09:25 AM EDT

Bail is set at $3 million for the 23-year-old son of the Asbury Park school board president, charged in the murder of a city man in October.

Teen, wielding ax, shot by police in Delco

Apr 16, 2012 05:52 PM EDT

Upper Darby police officers shot and wounded a 19-year-old who threatened them with an ax, according to investigators.

SUV slams into store in Bensalem, 2 injured

Apr 16, 2012 02:15 PM EDT

Two people injured after a sport utility vehicle drove into a store in Bensalem, Bucks County.

$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Montgomery County

Apr 16, 2012 10:23 AM EDT

One of two Powerball tickets worth $1 million was sold recently in Montgomery County, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery.

Ex-priest testifies to alleged abuse by pastor

Apr 16, 2012 01:54 PM EDT

A college administrator has testified in a clergy-abuse trial that a Philadelphia priest sexually assaulted him throughout high school.

Fire victims credit smoke detectors for rescue

Apr 16, 2012 08:05 AM EDT

Three people had to be rescued from an apartment after a fire broke out in a restaurant below, and they credit recently purchased smoke detectors for saving their lives.

Man shot in the back, killed in NE Philadelphia

Apr 16, 2012 10:22 AM EDT

A man is dead after he was shot in the back in Northeast Philadelphia.