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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
South Jersey Woman Charged With Using Philadelphia Daycares to Commit Fraud

South Jersey Woman Charged With Using Philadelphia Daycares to Commit Fraud

Tracey Parson, 44, of Sicklerville, was charged with two counts of conspiracy, three counts of wire fraud, and one count of mail fraud for $1.27 million.
Body Found in Ocean City Believed to be That of Philly Teen

Body Found in Ocean City Believed to be That of Philly Teen

Corinthian "Cory" Hammond, 14, was reported missing June 29 after swimming on the Ninth Street Beach in Ocean City.
Search Resumes for Boater Missing in Delaware River

Search Resumes for Boater Missing in Delaware River

The 66-year-old man was on a sailboat with four other people when it capsized Wednesday night.
Missing Swimmer Identified as Philadelphia Teenager

Missing Swimmer Identified as Philadelphia Teenager

Corinthian Hammond, 14, went missing near 9th Street Sunday evening. He remained missing Tuesday afternoon.
Woman Pleads Guilty to Gun Trafficking Between Camden and Philadelphia

Woman Pleads Guilty to Gun Trafficking Between Camden and Philadelphia

Rosselyn M. DeJesus admitted to dealing firearms without a license on Wednesday.
Student Found Dead at Chestnut Hill College

Student Found Dead at Chestnut Hill College

There was no indication of foul play, but an investigation is ongoing.
Owners of Popular Shore Spot Plead Not Guilty to Tax Evasion

Owners of Popular Shore Spot Plead Not Guilty to Tax Evasion

The owners of Manco & Manco appeared in federal court Monday afternoon.
Smoke Smell Wafting Across Region is from N.J. Forest Fire

Smoke Smell Wafting Across Region is from N.J. Forest Fire

A 1,500-acre fire has been burning since Sunday morning.
Teen Drivers Will Compete to See Who's Safest

Teen Drivers Will Compete to See Who's Safest

Thirty teens from 10 high schools in the five-county region will be competing for $2,000 in scholarship prize money.
Owners of Popular Shore Spot Charged with Tax Evasion

Owners of Popular Shore Spot Charged with Tax Evasion

Charles Bangle, 54, and his wife, Mary, 53, were charged Thursday morning with multiple counts of tax evasion and other charges.
Cops: Philly Woman Strikes, Kills Woman with Car

Cops: Philly Woman Strikes, Kills Woman with Car

Another woman was injured in the accident, police said.
Carjacker Who Struck Officer on Ben Franklin Bridge Sentenced to 12 Years

Carjacker Who Struck Officer on Ben Franklin Bridge Sentenced to 12 Years

Floribert Nava carjacked a juvenile in Wildwood before the car, being driven by the victim, struck a Delaware River Port Authority officer.
Tainted Heroin Blamed for Rise in Overdose Deaths in Pa.

Tainted Heroin Blamed for Rise in Overdose Deaths in Pa.

At least 22 people have died in the past two weeks.
'Suspicious' Powder Delivered to MetLife-Area Hotels Likely Cornstarch

'Suspicious' Powder Delivered to MetLife-Area Hotels Likely Cornstarch

New Jersey State Police issued a warning Friday afternoon that they are investigating 'several' locations that received suspicious letters and substances.
Vandals Defacing E. Mt. Airy Homes

Vandals Defacing E. Mt. Airy Homes

Offensive and hateful things are being spray-painted around the neighborhood.
Pennsauken Man in Bizarre Naked Crash, Philly Police Say

Pennsauken Man in Bizarre Naked Crash, Philly Police Say

Vincent Wade wrecked his car at a Crown Fried Chicken in the city.
How Jose Was Finally Found in Philly

How Jose Was Finally Found in Philly

Police: "Devereux did everything right" in search for a man who wandered off in Easttown and was eventually found in Philly.
Grand Jury to Probe 1983 Death of Wrestler Jimmy Snuka's Girlfriend

Grand Jury to Probe 1983 Death of Wrestler Jimmy Snuka's Girlfriend

A Lehigh County, PA, grand jury will investigate the 1983 death of Nancy L. Argentino in Whitehall, PA.
Pa. Ranks Fourth in Black Homicide Victims

Pa. Ranks Fourth in Black Homicide Victims

A new study from the Violence Policy Center found that blacks are killed at disproportionately high rates in Pennsylvania.
OMG PD: Man Uses Feces to Apologize

OMG PD: Man Uses Feces to Apologize

Check out these unusual police stories from around eastern Pennsylvania.