Why You Shouldn’t Be So Quick to Judge Philly ‘Scrappers’ Digging for Trash

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“Did someone catch him doing it? If so did they break his hands? I sure hope so.”

“There are soooo many lately.”

“He’s up too something.”

The “Eyes and Ears of Port Richmond” Facebook page is filled with comments like these: They’re talking about the recent influx of scrappers who canvass the streets for aluminum, brass and stainless steel. Scrappers have become Public Enemy No. 1 in the neighborhood, especially those with two or more shopping carts strung together like small trains. But residents shouldn’t always be so quick to judge. Read more »

Teen Killed in Crossfire of Germantown Shootout

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A 16-year-old boy was killed and three other teens were wounded last night after they were inadvertently caught in the crossfire of either two people or two warring groups in Germantown, a Philadelphia police department spokesman tells Philly Mag. Read more »

Man Wanted for Shooting Ex’s Mom Found Dead in Wawa Parking Lot

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Via the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

A Montgomery County man wanted for allegedly shooting his ex-girlfriend’s mom was found dead on Monday.

Officials found the body of 30-year-old Gregory Feldman in a Wawa parking lot in Chester County hours after announcing a $1,000 reward in the case. A cause of death has not been confirmed. Read more »

Cops Arrest Suspect in Grisly Montco Hammer Murder

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Police in Montgomery County arrested a 34-year-old Norristown man on Monday after he reportedly bludgeoned a friend to death with a carpentry hammer following an argument at his residence this past weekend. Read more »

Sucker-Punching Lowlife Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Man With Cerebral Palsy

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Barry Baker – the former Coatesville loser whom you’ll remember for mocking and sucker-punching an innocent man with cerebral palsy back in May – pleaded guilty on Monday to simple assault and flight from apprehension charges stemming from his attack on Michael Ryan, according to multiple outlets. Read more »

Police: Montco Man Wanted for Shooting His Ex-Girlfriend’s Mom

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The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend’s mom this past weekend.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for 30-year-old Gregory Feldman of Harleysville, Pa. Officials say Feldman shot 48-year-old Amy Hermann, the mother of his ex-girlfriend, Rebecca Hermann, around noon on Friday.  Read more »

This Woman Claims She Was Drugged at the Dolphin in August

Hannah Smiley-Jones at the Dolphin. (Photo by Jennifer McDonell)

It has been six months since we first told you about allegations of drugging at The Dolphin and about the resulting police investigation. All told, more than 20 people have said that they believe they were drugged at the popular South Philly bar.

Most of these patrons have not gone to the police, and most do not want to speak publicly about their allegations. But Hannah Smiley-Jones is ready to tell her story. Read more »

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