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No arrests made in Tacony automobile arson

Arsonists were responsible for two automobile fires that occurred minutes apart in Tacony early Friday morning, authorities say, although no arrests have been made.


Four plead guilty, another awaits trial in forced tattoo case

Four people have admitted to felony charges while a fifth has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the beating and forced tattooing of a man in the basement apartment of a Mayfair rowhouse last year.


Father to stand trial for fatally shooting daughter’s boyfriend

A Northeast father has been ordered to stand trial for voluntary manslaughter for shooting his daughter’s boyfriend fatally during a confrontation in her bedroom in September.


Cops trying to ID two McDonald’s robbers

Two hooded and masked men held up a McDonald’s restaurant in Rhawnhurst on Dec. 11.


Cops looking for man who tried to rob local PetSmart

Philadelphia police are trying to identify a man who allegedly tried to rob a PetSmart store in the Lower Northeast on Dec. 9.


Copper rainspouts stolen from Glen Foerd

Thieves stole thousands of dollars in copper rainspouts from the Glen Foerd estate last week, according to the executive director of the historical site.


Thieves targeting car air bags

There were 52 thefts from autos recently reported in the 2nd Police District, and many of those crimes involved removal of vehicle air bags.


One killed, one wounded in Frankford robbery

A man was killed and a woman wounded by gunfire during an apparent robbery at a house in Frankford on Sunday, Philadelphia police say.


Ironworkers boss found guilty

A federal jury on Tuesday convicted former Ironworkers boss Joe Dougherty of using his Northeast Philadelphia-based local to intimidate contractors into using union labor and violently retaliating against them if they didn’t.


Former judge sentenced in ticket-fixing case

Former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Michael Lowry has never been convicted of fixing traffic tickets. Yet, he will have to spend the next 20 months in federal prison for telling a grand jury that he granted no special favors to anyone in his own courtroom.