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Man gets 20 to 40 years for wife’s murder

Christopher Murray formally pleaded guilty on May 26 to strangling his wife Connie as the couple argued on the outskirts of Pennypack Park in Holme Circle last August.

Hookah lounge victim can’t explain his gunshot wound

Rodney Handy told police that he doesn’t know who shot him outside of a Castor Avenue hookah lounge on May 23. But police sure recognized him.

Gunmen indicted for Frankford store robbery

The U.S. Attorney’s Office on Tuesday announced the grand jury indictment of two men for a gunpoint robbery of a Frankford grocery store on May 27.

Crime log: June 3, 2015

May 4 through 17

Thieves swipe car batteries from auto shop

Forget about petty change in the console, a couple of unidentified men took the theft-from-auto concept to a new devious level earlier this month when they raided a Northeast auto repair yard and stripped several cars of their batteries.

Retired state trooper pleads guilty in fatal shooting

A retired Pennsylvania state trooper last week pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from his on-duty fatal shooting of fellow trooper and Northeast native David Kedra during a firearms training session last Sept. 30.

Man indicted for cell phone store robberies

A federal grand jury has indicted a West Oak Lane man for robbing two cell phone stores at gunpoint in the Northeast and another in South Philly in April.

Gunman sought in Rhawnhurst shooting

Philadelphia police are looking for new leads in the investigation of a shooting in front of a Rhawnhurst restaurant earlier this month.

Faux doctor sentenced to jail

The charade is up for Patrick Usanga, unless he had intentions on posing as a state prison inmate for a while.

Video released in NE warehouse burglary

A man who burglarized a Holmesburg vending company’s warehouse on May 1 may not have been ready for his close-up, but he got one anyway.