Machine-guns reported taken
More than a dozen machine guns were stolen last night from the trunk of a car parked in a lot at the King of Prussia Mall, according to news reports.
The guns were bought earlier in the day at a gun show at the Valley Forge Convention Center, according to the reports.
Upper Merion Police did not have any additional information last night.
Feds eyeing Fattah program
Federal investigators are questioning a discontinued scholarship program founded by a Philadelphia congressman, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah. Investigators are asking about the use of federal grants given to College Opportunity Resources for Education, or CORE Philly.
The program was set up by Fattah four years ago but is ending after next spring. He says that the investigation pertains to a $700,000 grant from the Justice Department to cover staffing, computers and more, and that interest in the inquiry increased because of complaints from a disgruntled employee.
A Rigali Mass for inmates
Cardinal Justin Rigali, archbishop of Philadelphia, will say Mass tomorrow for about 100 inmates of the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center in Northeast Philadelphia.
Rigali has made prison visits and Mass a part of his annual Christmas ministry. Following the Mass, he has asked to meet with about 130 juveniles under age 18 who are charged as adults but cannot attend the service.
Dix jury to wrap up today?
Jurors in the Fort Dix Five case told the judge yesterday that they expected to wrap up their deliberations today. They worked on the case for nearly seven hours yesterday, their fifth day of deliberations.
The five defendants are foreign-born Muslim men who are charged with conspiring to kill military personnel at Fort Dix. None of the five testified during the trial, but attorneys for each insist that their clients were not plotting anything.
Man shot dead in cemetery
Dyshamir Gore, 19, was shot multiple times and killed in a cemetery on Mount Vernon Street near Haddon Avenue in Camden shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday. It was not clear why he had been in the cemetery.
Tipsters are urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor's Office Investigator Eric Wren at 856-225-8400, or Camden Police Detective Angel Nieves at 856-757-7420. *
- Staff and wire reports