Northeast Times

Story Archive September 04 2013

River Wards experience end-of-summer crime spike

August has been a crime-heavy month in the River Wards. Here's what you need to know about several incidents, plus what to look out for in your neighborhood.


Senator will continue to focus on economic issues

State Sen. Daylin Leach is known for pushing progressive ideas, and he plans to do the same if elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.


Shootings are down in the 15th district

Capt. John McCloskey, the 15th Police District commander, said shootings in the district, the city’s largest and busiest, are down 50 percent over last year.


SNAPSHOT: Rocking out for a great cause

Photos from last week's Rock to the Future youth event.


Trips: September 4, 2013

MAKIN’ MEMORIES WITH KAYE & MATERNITY BVM SENIORS Sept. 5. Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, Lancaster. $92, includes “Menopause, the Musical.” 215-342-5038.


Troopers issue Labor Day holiday DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police arrested 23 motorists for drunk-driving in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Delaware counties during the Labor Day holiday period from Friday through Monday. Captain James P. Raykovitz, commanding officer of Troop K at 2201 Belmont Ave., reported that there were 79 vehicle crashes that resulted in 34 injuries, but no fatalities, during the period. Four of the crashes were alcohol-related.


Two pinched in bank robbery

A Holmesburg man and a young Cherry Hill woman tried to knock off a Bensalem bank on Aug. 27, but they didn’t get away with it for very long, authorities claim.


Week 1 high school football recap

Want to know how the rest of your favorite area high school football teams did last weekend? Here’s a recap of Week 1, as well as a look ahead to Week 2:


Wire art represents city’s homicide victims

Three hundred thirty-one.