Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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Police: No leads in NE Philly slayings

Additional details were scarce yesterday in Thursday's triple homicide in the Northeast's Lawndale section.

In the slayings, three men were each shot once in the head execution-style in a home on Martins Mill Road near Oxford Avenue, Chief Inspector Scott Small said Thursday at the scene.

The house appeared to have been ransacked, and two of the three victims were found bound by their wrists and ankles, police said.

Homicide Capt. James Clark yesterday identified one of the victims as Keurlin Charles, 25, a resident of the home, according to media reports. The two additional victims, whom Small said were believed to be in their 20s, remained unidentified.

Police are investigating the possibility of whether the slayings were drug-related.

The killings bring the city's homicide total this year to 37, as compared to 25 during the same period in 2013.


Delco man busted for child porn

A Delaware County man was arrested this week after an investigation into the online sharing of child pornography, the state Attorney General's Office said yesterday.

Thomas Brennan, 34, faces 20 counts of possession of child pornography and related offenses after investigators confiscated a computer, thumb drive and micro SD card from his Broomall apartment.

Brennan is out after posting bail and faces a preliminary hearing March 24.


Penn State board to consider naming new prez

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State trustees will meet early next week to consider hiring a president to replace the administrator who has led the school since shortly after Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges, the university said yesterday.

The university said earlier in the day that the trustees would hold a "special meeting" in State College on Monday, then confirmed the topic was "the appointment of a president."

The announcement did not say who was being considered to replace Rodney Erickson, who was named to the top job in November 2011. Erickson has said he plans to retire by June.

- Vinny Vella and wire reports


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