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Wissinoming boy shoots 11-year-old sister

A Wissinoming boy shot his 11-year-old sister in the head when he took his father’s handgun from a bedroom drawer and accidentally fired it on Saturday afternoon, Philadelphia police say.


Police officers cleared in Tate-Brown shooting

Mixed emotions flooded Mayfair streets and a neighborhood meeting after the District Attorney’s announcement that two officers would not be charged in last December’s fatal shooting.   


Holmesburg man acquitted of murder charges

St. Patrick’s Day proved lucky for a Holmesburg man who was accused of first-degree murder in connection with a February 2014 fatal shooting on a notorious block in his neighborhood.


Five more airbags stolen in Rhawnhurst

The Honda airbag thieves are at it again in Rhawnhurst. Police found the windows smashed on five automobiles in the area of 1800 Hartel Ave. early Monday. All five cars were Hondas. In three of the cases, the driver-side airbags had been removed from the steering column. The initial police radio call was broadcast as a “theft in progress” at 1:15 a.m., but the thieves fled before patrol cops arrived.


Elderly couple attacked in home invasion

Two masked men invaded an elderly couple’s Bustleton home early Friday morning, assaulting the bedridden man and attacking his wife with pepper spray and a knife, Philadelphia police say.


Another guilty verdict in ambulance fraud scheme

Federal prosecutors have obtained another guilty verdict involving a multi-million-dollar Medicare fraud scheme orchestrated by a former Bustleton-based private ambulance company.


Suspect arrested for robberies throughout Lower Northeast

If Kensington resident Raul D. Aguirre hadn’t turned to a life of crime, as police allege he did, Aguirre might’ve become one heck of a personal assistant.


Student admits flashing gun in CCP class

A former Community College of Philadelphia student from Torresdale pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges on Thursday, admitting that he brought a gun to school and threatened a classmate with it last May.


Police search for missing NE man

Police seek the public’s help in finding a missing Northeast man with mental health issues and who may pose a danger to himself.


Man convicted for near-fatal officer shooting

Eric Torres had an arrest record longer than his own arm and had been charged at least five times previously with assaulting police officers by the time he encountered Officer Edward Davies and his colleagues from the 25th district on Aug. 13, 2013.