Alex Capasso to Plead Guilty in Child Pornography Case

Philly chef Alex Capasso in the kitchen prior to his arrest on child pornography and exploitation charges.

Philly chef Alex Capasso in the kitchen prior to his arrest on child pornography and exploitation charges.

Nearly two years after he was arrested by the FBI on child pornography and exploitation charges, former Philadelphia chef Alex Capasso is expected to take a plea deal. Read more »

Who Killed South Philly’s Lauren Aukett?

Left: The most recent photo of Lauren Aukett, taken three weeks ago. Right: One of the flyers that her family has been distributing in South Philly. (Images courtesy Carolynn Aukett-Belgiorno)

Left: The most recent photo of Lauren Aukett, taken three weeks ago. Right: One of the flyers her family has been distributing in South Philly. (Images courtesy Carolynn Aukett-Belgiorno)

The family of South Philadelphia woman Lauren Aukett is asking for the public’s help to identify the person or people responsible for her brutal murder. The 33-year-old mother of three was found unconscious outside South Philadelphia High School on the morning of April 5th. She died ten days later from her injuries. Read more »

PA State Police: “Facebook Killer” Stephens Killed Himself in Erie County

Left: Accused "Facebook killer" Steve Stephens in an image from this weekend. Right: A photo of Stephens released by the Cleveland Police Department.

Left: Accused “Facebook killer” Steve Stephens in an image from this weekend. Right: A photo of Stephens released by the Cleveland Police Department.

Pennsylvania State Police officials have confirmed that a Cleveland man wanted on an aggravated murder charge stemming from an Easter Sunday killing that was posted to Facebook killed himself in Erie County on Tuesday morning following a brief pursuit, 6ABC reported.

While rumors had incorrectly placed Steve Stephens in Philadelphia on Monday, authorities caught up with the 37-year-old on Tuesday roughly 400 miles away in the northwest Pennsylvania county. Read more »

Philly Police Received Multiple Tips That Steve Stephens Was In Philly

Left: Accused "Facebook killer" Steve Stephens in an image from this weekend. Right: A photo of Stephens released by the Cleveland Police Department.

Left: Accused “Facebook killer” Steve Stephens in an image from this weekend. Right: A photo of Stephens released by the Cleveland Police Department.

This is a developing story

Just after 12:30 p.m., a call went out on Philadelphia police radio saying that alleged Cleveland killer Steve Stephens may be in Philadelphia.

Police say that multiple 911 calls were received stating that Stephens was near Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park. As of 1:30 p.m., nine schools in the area had been placed on lockdown. That lockdown has reportedly been lifted.

Shortly after 2 p.m., information was released on police radio that Stephens might have been spotted in West Philadelphia driving a newer model black Ford Taurus. Previously, Cleveland Police had released a photo of a white Ford Fusion that Stephens had been driving.

And then just before 3 p.m., police released a statement on Twitter suggesting that the tips they received might be unfounded. Read more »

Montco Dad Charged With Torturing His Kids With Electric Dog Collar

Photo courtesy of the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.

Photo courtesy of the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.

A Montgomery County father is being held in lieu of $1 million bail after being accused of shocking his children with an electric dog collar, among other allegations.

Police arrested Joseph Myhre, of Lower Providence Township, on April 7th following a investigation sparked by an emergency room visit by his wife, who arrived at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery on March 15th with a fractured skull. Read more »

Philadelphia Monsignor Charged With Stealing More Than $500K

Villa St. Joseph in Darby, Delaware County, where William Dombrow is still employed as the rector. At least for today. (Google Maps)

Villa St. Joseph in Darby, Delaware County, where William Dombrow is still employed as the rector. At least for today. (Google Maps)

It’s not every day that a person charged with a federal crime picks up the phone, so Wednesday was a bit unusual in that regard. We called Villa St. Joseph, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s retirement home in Delaware County, to find out whether administrators there had any comment about the charges against the home’s rector — and the rector himself picked up the phone. Read more »

Northern Liberties Resident Says FedEx Driver Strangled Him

Left: Northern Liberties resident Ned Sonstein says the FedEx driver strangled him, leaving these marks. Right: Sonstein took this photo of his alleged attacker.

Left: Northern Liberties resident Ned Sonstein says the FedEx driver strangled him, leaving these marks. Right: Sonstein took this photo of his alleged attacker.

If you drive a car in Philly on the regular, you’ve no doubt had the following experience: Someone is double-parked in the middle of the street in front of you even though there are actual parking spots or spaces not far away. You can’t get by. That’s where the problems began for Ned Sonstein. Read more »

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