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Serial drunk driver gets at least 25 years in DUI death of woman in Delco

A Delaware County judge sentenced Strowhouer, 30, of Newtown Square to 25½ to 51 years in prison for a February DUI crash that killed a woman and injured her husband.

Another employee sues outgoing Philly Sheriff Jewell Williams

The latest complaint, filed against the city this week by Deputy Chief Jennifer Algarin-Barnes in federal court in Philadelphia, alleges that Williams harassed and retaliated against her because she refused to campaign for him in the May Democratic primary.

Father of baby shot last month accused of using son as ‘human shield’

Nafes Monroe, 25, allegedly hoped his baby would deter angry drug dealers from shooting him.

Guardian charged with murder in death of 4-year-old girl after falsely telling police the child fell from a window, DA says

“This child was killed brutally and was abused for an extensive period of time," District Attorney Larry Krasner said.

Jury asks for up-close view of video of double slaying; judge issues warning after emotional outbursts

The jurors' request, which Common Pleas Court Judge Glenn Bronson said had never happened before in his courtroom, came on the first full day of deliberations in the trial of Steven Bennett Jr., 23, who is on trial for two counts of voluntary manslaughter.

Trial begins for man claiming self-defense in May 2018 double homicide in Elmwood

Steven Bennett Jr. is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter in the shootings in front of a restaurant that killed Cherinoh Kabba, 24, and Juvannie Mitchell, 22.

Authorities bust rival Chester drug gangs, announce end to ‘reign of terror’

Federal and local law-enforcement agents on Wednesday rounded up 13 members of rival Chester drug gangs, capping a multi-year investigation into drug dealing in the impoverished Delaware County city. The arrests brought to 22 the number of members of the two gangs in custody.

South Jersey woman injured in collision caused by firefighter wins $4.6M settlement

A Gloucester County judge approved the settlement for a Mantua, N.J., woman who was severely injured in a collision when a volunteer firefighter with the Wenonah Fire Company ran a red light while racing to a fire. She had been a missionary in Malaysia helping victims of sex trafficking.

Man who turned himself in is convicted of 3 armed robberies, awaits trial for double murder

James Barrow, a Delaware man who in February 2016 walked into a police station and confessed to killing three people and robbing three West Philadelphia businesses at gunpoint, was convicted Friday in Philadelphia of committing the robberies.

Veteran Philadelphia police officer is arrested, to be fired, for allegedly stalking woman

Robert McDonald Jr., 45, who has been on the force 22 years, was arrested Wednesday by the department’s Internal Affairs Division and charged with stalking and harassment, both misdemeanors.