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Man sentenced to 60 years for child porn

A former volunteer instructor at a Bustleton martial arts school was sentenced on Friday to serve 60 years in federal prison for producing pornography involving two children, ages 2 and 3.


Brother charged in Oxford Circle murder

Philadelphia isn’t always the City of Brotherly Love. Last Saturday, an Oxford Circle man shot and killed his older brother during a quarrel at the home they shared.


Morrell Park Wawa robbed at knifepoint

A knife-wielding man parlayed a dollar bill into a lot more cash as he held up a Morrell Park convenience store early Monday.


Man arrested for Flukes Irish Pub burglary

Philadelphia police wasted no time in arresting a man for the burglary of a Holmesburg tavern last week, and the snappy investigation was no fluke. Surveillance cameras had recorded video of the alleged crook in action.


Crime log: July 9, 2014

June 16 through 29


Man gunned down on Frankford street corner

A hail of gunshots claimed the life of a 25-year-old man on a busy Frankford street corner on Sunday night. Early this week, police still had few details to release about the slaying.


Thieves try to steal change, cause gas line burst

Two thieves tried to steal change from a clothes dryer and almost caused a disaster in a Rhawnhurst apartment building on June 26, according to police.


Police arrest armed robber after spree

Philadelphia police last week announced the recent arrest of an armed robber who allegedly spent more than three months terrorizing businesses in the northern and northeastern areas of the city.


Thieves swipe motorized bike from driveway

A surveillance camera filmed a pair of thieves stealing a motorized bicycle from behind a house in Castor Gardens on June 30. Police are trying to identify the culprits.


Police seek person of interest for murder

Homicide detectives have released photos of a person of interest in the March 5 murder of a man in Castor Gardens.