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As a reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, Scott chronicles the life and times of a big city. Here are some of his recent stories.

Unlike TV, Philly's homicide detectives log long hours with lots of loose ends.

Take a ride with the only bike cop in Philly's worst drug neighborhood.

Instead of dropping off a large pepperoni, they'll deliver some heroin right to your door.

Sometimes the biggest job is keeping other cops from tramping all over the evidence.

How cops decide which jerk on the highway is going to get a ticket.

Homeowner destroys neighborhood's beloved memorial to a police officer killed in line of duty.

What's it like to be a Latino cop in a Latino neighborhood.

An interview with a thief whose steady job is ripping off architectural treasures.

City goes nuts.

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