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Father allegedly shoots, kills daughter’s boyfriend

Was it truly a case of mistaken identity or was something more sinister behind a Northeast father’s fatal shooting of a man inside his adult daughter’s bedroom, a man who turned out to be the young woman’s boyfriend?


Suspects sought in burglary attempt

Police have released surveillance video of a man and woman who allegedly tried to break into a house in Castor Gardens on Sept. 5.


Vandals paint swastikas on NE kosher shop

The owner of a kosher market in Castor Gardens arrived at his shop last Thursday morning to discover hate symbols scrawled in red paint all over the front windows and on the back facade as well.


Stray bullet kills pregnant woman, child

Megan Doto was an innocent victim, a pregnant mother of two who, while sitting in front of a Frankford home on a sunny Sunday morning, found herself in the crossfire of a callous gunman and his fleeing target, Philadelphia police say.


Two slain in Crescentville home

Police have released little information about a double-murder that occurred last Thursday inside a Crescentville home in which a hammer reportedly was one of the weapons used.


New video of diner robbery released

Philadelphia police have released new surveillance video of the Aug. 22 armed robbery of Mayfair’s Red Robin Diner in hope of identifying the gunmen. The video has been posted to the Philadelphia Police channel on YouTube.com.


‘Pigeon drop scam’ tricks senior out of $14K

A senior man from the Northeast is out $14,000 after a group of scam artists tricked him into withdrawing the cash from his credit card account, suburban police say.


Frankford man sentenced for tax evasion

A Frankford private investigator was sentenced to 21 months in prison last week for hiding more than $2 million of income from the IRS. 


Teen robbed, shot at Torresdale Playground

Witnesses recognized the man who robbed and shot a teenager inside Torresdale Playground early Sunday night, but he remains at-large, according to police.


Police wound two during violent car stop

Police shot a motorist and one of his passengers after he allegedly tried to run over officers during a car stop in Wissinoming on Sunday night.