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Camden man charged with fatally stabbing girlfriend and staging her death as a suicide

Edwin Zavaleta, 28, was charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence.

Video of Brewerytown dog walker’s slaying is played in court as accused shooter is held for trial

Milan Loncar, 25, was fatally shot in his Brewerytown neighborhood. The alleged gunman, Josephus Davis, 20, was held for trial on murder and related charges.

Crime victims are some of the most visible figures fighting against Philly DA Larry Krasner’s reelection

They are prominently featured in TV ads funded by an outside group that is the biggest spender in the race, and in campaign mailers for Kranser's opponent Carlos Vega.

Philly’s vaccination effort reaches out to another community: the deaf

Although Saturday was dedicated to people with hearing loss, the FEMA-run sites at Esperanza and the Convention Center regularly have American Sign Language interpreters available.

Man killed and boy, 10, wounded in Burlington City shooting; girl, 4, grazed by bullet in Trenton

The shootings occurred Friday. No arrests or motives were reported.

Former Gloucester Township cop sentenced to 4 years in prison for slapping a 13-year-old girl

The judge waived a mandatory minimum prison term of five years for Flinn, finding that in this case, such a term would be a "serious injustice."

Police in Philly and beyond are struggling with a shortage of police recruits and a surge in retirements

“People don’t want to be police anymore,” one local police chief said. “It’s a good job, and good-paying job, but when you look at national news every day, people just don’t want to be officers.”

Three charged with murder in the death of an Atlantic City man; 30 charged in drug-trafficking case

Three men were charged with murder in the February 2019 shooting death of Demond Tally, a longtime friend of Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr.

Feds say an ex-lawyer from Camden County stole $2.4M in a fraud scheme tied to Philly sports season-ticket holders

Frank Tobolsky, 59, allegedly defrauded a Delaware resident from November 2013 through May 2016. Tobolsky had once before been accused of fraudulently selling a stadium seat license for the Eagles.

New Jersey prosecutors to waive mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders

The announcement came as Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed a bill that would eliminate mandatory minimum terms for nonviolent offenders because it includes crimes of official misconduct.