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Woman, 68, killed after car and truck collide

A 68-year-old Holmesburg woman died of injuries she suffered when a pickup truck struck the car she was driving at Woodhaven and Knights roads last Thursday morning.


Police investigating Frankford man’s death

Authorities are trying to determine why a man died inside his Frankford apartment on Friday after his girlfriend called 911 to report he was trying to commit suicide. The 50-year-old man, whose identity was not released, had no visible wounds when police arrived at the apartment on the 4800 block of Frankford Ave. at about 1:54 a.m. But he was leaning into the kitchen sink and appeared to be bleeding. Paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead within minutes.


Men charged with trafficking heroin

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Monday announced the arrest of two Northeast Philadelphia men earlier this month for trafficking heroin from a Mayfair home.


Frankford mother admits killing two kids in Florida

A mother from Frankford has admitted to using a bedsheet to strangle her two young children while the three were visiting a relative in South Florida on June 8, authorities there claim.


Crime Log: June 22, 2016

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department. 


Cats rescued from Frankford home

The Pennsylvania SPCA last week removed 33 living cats from two separate apartments inside a rowhome in Frankford.


Torresdale man arrested for rape attempt

A Torresdale man with a history of arrests for sexual assault and stalking is behind bars again after he allegedly tried to rape a stranger less than a block from his home in broad daylight on June 6.


Robber hits same Wawa twice in one week

An unidentified man who wears socks on his hands and carries a knife has robbed a Wawa in Morrell Park twice in the last week, Philadelphia police say.


Police search for gunman after fatal shooting

An unknown gunman shot and killed a 20-year-old Frankford man around the corner from his home last Thursday afternoon.


One dead, one injured in Wissinoming shooting

A shooting on a Wissinoming street corner on Saturday night left a motorist dead and a second man critically wounded, police say.