Julie writes primarily about crime, with a focus on victims.

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Philly region pays tribute to Memorial Day by virtual ceremonies, visiting war memorials, and playing ‘Taps’

Because of the need to continue social distancing during the pandemic, there were no large gatherings to commemorate Memorial Day in the region, but people still found ways to pay their respects.

Trenton man dies after being shot at Bucks County Holiday Inn, police say

The victim was identified by police as Davon Frink, 25, of Trenton.

Courts around the Philly region are inching toward a busier — and more digital — new normal

Many of the proceedings will be aided by phone or videoconferencing — a relative leap forward for an institution that has often been slow to embrace new technologies.

South Philly judge of elections admits he took bribes to stuff the ballot box for Democratic candidates

Domenick DeMuro, a Democratic ward leader, pleaded guilty to inflating vote counts for help candidates for judge.

Man, 50, dies in West Philly shooting

The shooting occurred about 1:40 a.m. on Yewdall Street, just south of Market Street, police said.

Bloody carpet, other new details emerge in shooting death of Delco musician whose body was found in Mount Moriah crypt

Keith Palumbo's body was rolled up in a rug after he was shot, then put in a red pickup truck, according to court documents.

Bucks boy, 13, who drove off May 3, is back home after being found safe in Louisiana

Kadin Kent Willauer and his parents’ minivan are back in Pa., but police declined to give further details.

Philadelphia Police Cpl. James O’Connor IV was finally laid to rest Friday. His funeral had been delayed by the coronavirus.

Police funerals often attract thousands of mourners and well-wishers, but attendance Friday morning at Our Lady of Calvary Church was limited due to coronavirus-related restrictions.

Chester County high school teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

A teacher at Owen J. Roberts High School in Chester County has been charged with institutional sexual assault and related offenses after being accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a 17-year-old high school student in March, authorities said Friday.

Missing 13-year-old Bucks boy drove away in family’s minivan, last spotted in Va.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated situation, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper stopped a 5-year-old boy driving an SUV who said he was on his way to California to buy a Lamborghini.