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Acclaimed Philly scholastic chess coach sexually abused boys in 1980s, former pupils say

A nationally renowned chess coach who was co-recipient of the 1978 Philadelphia Award for developing chess champions in Philadelphia public schools is accused of sexually abusing preteen and teenage boys in his home in the 1980s.

Man, 59, charged with 2 deaths in Browns Mills house fire

Kurt Smith allegedly acted in a reckless manner with a cigarette lighter and the blaze erupted.

Man, 59, charged with 2 deaths in Browns Mills house fire

Kurt Smith allegedly acted in a reckless manner with a cigarette lighter and the blaze erupted.

Ex-Temple frat president faces a second sex-assault trial

For the second time in four months, the former president of a suspended Temple University fraternity was ordered Thursday to stand trial for a sexual assault.

Ex-Temple frat president faces a second sex-assault trial

For the second time in four months, the former president of a suspended Temple University fraternity was ordered Thursday to stand trial for a sexual assault.

Free dictionaries for all, and other efforts to appease critics of Pa. prison crackdown

The Department of Corrections is hoping a legal email service, free dictionaries and centralized book donations can quell critics' complaints. They probably won't.

Free dictionaries for all, and other efforts to appease critics of Pa. prison crackdown

The Department of Corrections is hoping a legal email service, free dictionaries and centralized book donations can quell critics' complaints. They probably won't.
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Burlco man gets prison in Delaware River crash that killed girlfriend

Jacob Garrett fled the scene of Jan. 14 crash that killed 23-year-old Stephanie White.

'It's one of the worst things I've seen.' Caregiver is charged with killing toddler found buried in park.

A caregiver with a criminal record suffocated a 22-month-old girl who was in her care, then carried her lifeless body from an Ogontz apartment to a nearby park and partially buried her in a shallow grave, police said Thursday.

2-year sentence for ‘Skinny Joey’ Merlino, reputed longtime Philly mob boss

Joey Merlino, the reputed boss of the Philadelphia mob, was sentenced over a gambling-related count to which he pleaded guilty in April.

Ex-Haddon Twp. commissioner admits taking unlawful payment

Paul Dougherty is permanently barred from public office or any public employment in New Jersey.

Delco mom accused of using daughter, 3, in child porn

Kayla Parker was extradited from Ohio and was being held on $1 million bail.

Three Philly cops hurt trying to break up large after-school fight in Nicetown

Fourteen juveniles were detained, cited, or arrested, police said.

Bucks DA warns residents about bombing suspect’s discarded explosives

David Surman Jr., 30, has been charged with building and deploying these homemade explosives throughout the northern, rural portion of the county.

Philadelphia bail watch volunteers document daily injustices of cash bail | Opinion

Bail Watchers saw bail used commonly, cavalierly, and punitively despite reform efforts in Philadelphia.

Review of Starbucks arrests shows racial bias by Philly cops, commission finds

The commission, a citizen oversight board established in 1994, spent months reviewing the episode that sparked national outrage and ignited conversations about police practices and racial profiling.

Man shot dead in Philadelphia speakeasy

Police are looking for three men in the slaying in a makeshift bar in the city's Feltonville section.

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