NEast Links: Deputy fire chief suspended, hit-and-run driver sought, students talk about books

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Robert J. Wilkins, one of Philadelphia’s deputy fire chiefs, has been suspended with intent to dismiss after failing to report to authorities the charges he pleaded guilty to last month involving an incident with his wife. Wilkins, of Rhawnhurst, was not charged in 2010 when he shot an intruder in his home [Inquirer].

The family of a teenage boy struck by a hit-and-run driver in Somerton is seeking justice. The Montgomery County teen was struck Friday night on the 200-block of Tomlinson Road and has body and brain injuries. A 10,100 reward is being offered for information leading authorities to the driver [Fox29].

George Washington High School senior Zach Morales enjoys reading. That’s not always common in Philadelphia’s public schools. Morales was profiled this week in the Notebook/NewsWorks’ series on reading in schools [Public School Notebook].

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