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Police: Kids broke into school

A lot of children get in trouble for trying to leave school when they’re not supposed to. But a boy and girl may soon find themselves in hot water for doing just the opposite. They broke into school, police say.


Pill mill doctor sentenced to 30 years

A former Northeast-based family doctor was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison on Oct. 5 for furnishing outlaw motorcycle gang members and their associates with hundreds of thousands of illegal prescription painkillers in a so-called pill mill operation.


House fire claims Bustleton couple

A husband and wife from Bustleton perished when fire engulfed their home just before midnight on Oct. 4.


FBI seeks information about child abuse case

Federal agents aren’t sure who he is or where he’s from, but they have video of him and want to talk to him about child abuse.


Crime Log: October 12, 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. 


Bridesburg 7-Eleven robber wanted

A man holding a knife in each hand didn’t quite carry out the robbery he expected at a Bridesburg convenience store last month.


Wissinoming man shot, killed outside home

A Wissinoming man succumbed in a hail of bullets outside his rowhome on Sept. 27, reportedly when he had stepped outside to smoke a cigarette.


Police seek info on crossing guard hit and run

Philadelphia police have released new information about their search for a hit-and-run driver who struck down a crossing guard on an Oxford Circle street corner on Sept. 21. Despite social media reports to the contrary, the motorist had not been captured or identified as of Tuesday morning.


Crime Log: October 5, 2016

Sept. 5 through 18


Cops: Girl, 13, behind ‘scary clown’ threats 

Authorities have unmasked a “scary clown” who used social media to make a series of violent threats last weekend targeting numerous city schools.