• Crime

Tires on 16 cars slashed in Lawncrest

Tires on 16 cars were slashed, possibly by a dog-walker, on several Lawncrest streets early on Dec. 22.


Still no arrest one year after fatal hit-and-run

It’s been more than a year since a South Philadelphia woman was struck and killed by a truck in front of the city’s prison complex in Holmesburg, but the hit-and-run motorist remains unknown to authorities.


FBI seeks help identifying NE bank robber

A robber held up a bank on a busy Northeast street corner during lunch hour two days before Christmas. Authorities now seek the public’s help in identifying the suspect from surveillance photos.


Police release third victim ID, details surrounding fatal crash

Authorities have confirmed the name of a third fatality of the fiery, high-speed car crash in Holmesburg on Dec. 20. Meanwhile, more details have emerged about the circumstances of the accident, as well as the tragic past of one of its victims.


Pedestrian killed crossing Boulevard

A man was struck by a car and killed while crossing Roosevelt Boulevard in Castor Gardens on Monday morning.


Thieves swipe dozens of propane tanks

Fences, razor wire, heavy lifting and even security cameras don’t seem to deter a squad of thieves who have been stealing dozens of propane and acetylene tanks from Northeast businesses in recent weeks.


Three die after car smashes into parked tractor-trailer

A wall of flames and explosions engulfed a stretch of Torresdale Avenue in Holmesburg early Sunday when a speeding car struck an illegally parked tractor-trailer, claiming the lives of three women who were inside the car.


Senior fatally struck by car in Somerton

A senior citizen from Somerton died after a car struck him while he was crossing Byberry Road near his apartment building on Saturday.


Police open stations for merchandise exchanges after string of Craigslist robberies

A recent spate of gunpoint robberies linked to bogus Craigslist ads has prompted Philadelphia police to open three Northeast stations for merchandise exchanges. Members of the public who wish to sell an item to or purchase an item from a stranger in a safe environment may do so in the lobbies of the 2nd/15th district, the 7th district or the 8th district.


Man shot six times outside Rhawnhurst bar

An argument outside a Rhawnhurst bar/restaurant led to a shooting that left a man with six gunshot wounds on Saturday.