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NEWS
July 6, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Camden officials are investigating 13 suspicious fires that occurred in vacant rowhouses over the weekend, the Fire Marshal's Office said Monday. Seven firefighters were taken to Cooper University Hospital with minor injuries. Fire investigators are looking into the cause of the fires, three of which rose to a second alarm, requiring more firefighters and which were "intense," the Fire Marshal's Office said. Camden Fire Department Chief Michael Harper told reporters at the scene of one fire that firefighters "were physically exhausted from going from one fire to the next.
NEWS
July 5, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
New Jersey State Police on Sunday were investigating a crash of two personal watercraft that left a Maryland man and his 8-year-old son dead in Somers Point on Saturday afternoon. The crash occurred around 4:45 p.m., when two watercraft collided in the Patcong Creek while rounding a sharp curve from opposite directions, police said. Photos from the scene Saturday showed what appeared to be two damaged Jet Skis, but police on Sunday declined to specify the type of watercraft involved in the collision.
NEWS
July 4, 2016
New Jersey State Police are investigating as a homicide the death of a man whose body was found in Burlington County Friday afternoon. The man's body was found on the 100 block of Patty Bowker Road in Tabernacle, State Police spokesman Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams said Saturday. Williams said he did not have any further details. - Julie Shaw and Rita Giordano
NEWS
July 4, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police were investigating two shootings overnight in the city's Brewerytown and Mantua neighborhoods. About midnight Friday, police said, a man was reportedly walking with his brother and cousin on North 29th Street, near Cecil B. Moore Avenue when another man on a bike fired about four shots in their direction near the corner of 29th and Turner Streets, police said. He and his relatives walked to 34th Street and Girard Avenue in West Philadelphia before calling 911. Responding officers took the man and his relatives to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where the victim was treated for a graze wound to his upper back, police said.
NEWS
June 19, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Police are investigating what they are calling a "suspicious death" of a 50-year-old man in his Frankford apartment early Friday. At 1:54 a.m., officers went to the apartment on the 4800 block of Frankford Avenue after receiving a 911 call of a "person with a weapon," police said. When they got there, they were met by the man's 27-year-old girlfriend who said her boyfriend was trying to kill himself, police said. Officers saw the man "leaning into the kitchen sink bleeding," police said in a statement.
NEWS
June 12, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan and Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITERS
PHILADELPHIA POLICE are investigating an allegation that Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor sexually assaulted an exotic dancer Thursday at a South Philadelphia strip club. The Eagles on Friday confirmed that Agholor was being investigated by police. Agholor's attorney, Fortunato N. Perri Jr., said his client "has not engaged in any criminal conduct. " At a news conference Friday afternoon at Police Headquarters, police spokesman Lt. John Stanford declined to identify the person under investigation because no charges had been filed.
NEWS
June 9, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a motorist who allegedly fired a bullet into another vehicle on Interstate 95 in Southwest Philadelphia during an alleged road-rage shooting Tuesday morning. The shooting happened about 6:30 a.m. just south of the double-decker Girard Point Bridge, which carries I-95 over the Schuylkill. A 38-year-old man told state troopers he was driving his vehicle north when he saw another motorist in an older model black Chevrolet Impala or Malibu driving erratically behind him. He said the other motorist then pulled up alongside him and displayed a black semiautomatic handgun.
NEWS
June 6, 2016
A 24-year-old man was fatally shot and a 23-year-old man was injured following a shooting in the city's West Oak Lane section Friday night, police said Saturday. About 10:25 p.m. Friday, officers responded to the 1600 block of Mohican Street for a report of a person with a gun, police said. They found the 24-year-old, shot multiple times in the arms and chest, in the driver's seat of a black 2009 Chevy Impala. Medics transported him to Einstein Medical Center in critical condition, but he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 10:56 p.m. At Einstein, officers found the second victim, shot multiple times in the legs and arms, who was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, Staff Writer
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission investigators have filed a complaint against an unlicensed electricity supplier that signed up hundreds of commercial customers. The PUC's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement is seeking $89,800 in civil penalties against Fair View Energy L.L.C. It also is seeking refunds of an undisclosed number of fees paid by commercial customers from June 2015 through March 2016. Fair View is based near Erie but has statewide operations. Its website includes a page, showing the Philadelphia skyline, aimed at customers in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
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