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Police continue hunt for burqa bank robber

The burqa bandit is back, or maybe she never left.


Man robs sushi restaurant at knifepoint

Police are looking for a man who used a knife in a Burholme sushi restaurant, but he wasn’t trying to slice raw fish.


Former ironworkers boss sentenced to 19 years

Bustleton’s Joseph Dougherty, 73, had been convicted of racketeering and arson-related crimes.


Driver convicted in fatal racing-related crash

A Lancaster man with a long history of risky driving opted not to plead guilty to killing a mother and her three sons in a gruesome racing-related crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in 2013.


Robbers steal $15k from Wissinoming home

Three robbers invaded a Wissinoming home, held a woman and her daughter at gunpoint and made off with $15,000 cash on July 7, according to police.


Police search for serial bank robber in burqa

A woman covered head to toe in traditional Islamic clothing has held up four Northeast Philadelphia banks since early June, authorities say.


NE man pleads guilty in animal cruelty case

Jeffrey Collins, of Bustleton, pleaded guilty last Friday to first-degree misdemeanor animal cruelty for leaving a young dog locked in a basement without sufficient access to food and water.


Man shot, critically wounded in Lower NE

A quarrel between two acquaintances in the Hill Creek Apartments public housing complex in the Lower Northeast escalated into a shooting that left one man wounded critically last Friday.


Judge gives cop shooter up to 132 years in prison

The man who shot and permanently injured Philadelphia Police Officer Edward Davies in 2013 has been sentenced to serve 66 to 132 years in state prison.


Frankford man arrested for shotgun shooting

A 36-year-old Frankford resident was one of two men responsible for a shotgun blast on a busy Kensington block that left seven people wounded, including three children, on June 22. But police say that the man who actually fired the weapon remains at large.