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Man killed by Amtrak train in Frankford

A southbound Northeast Regional train hit and killed a man on Amtrak rails in Frankford late Sunday, according to Philadelphia police. The Hispanic man in his 30s, as yet unidentified, was near Worth and Kinsey streets at 11:42 p.m. Sunday and pronounced dead at the scene at 11:59 p.m., police said.


Man held for trial in NE double murder

James Mears says he targeted Dollie “Grandma” Evans because she sold crack in the Holmesburg home they shared.  


Triple shooting in Frankford

Three young men were shot Sunday night on the 4700 block of Penn Street in Frankford.


Police search for teen who assaulted uncle

Police are looking for a Lawncrest teen they said assaulted and critically injured his 58-year-old uncle in the Sentner Street home they shared.


Bus bandit to be sentenced in January

A Brill Street man who police said used a SEPTA bus to escape a late June bank robbery will be sentenced in federal court on Jan. 9, according to court records.


New charges against tire slasher

The Mayfair tire slasher was screwing around with some parked cars in his new neighborhood, so authorities nailed him with more criminal charges, according to Philadelphia police.


Accused teacher waives preliminary hearing

A former schoolteacher from the Northeast who is accused of molesting a boy in a Bucks County middle school waived her preliminary hearing on sexual assault charges last week.


NE man to stand trial for strangling wife

An outburst of domestic violence claimed the life of Holme Circle resident Constance “Connie” Murray last August, but anxiety had been festering for months between the victim and her husband, Christopher Murray, according to testimony at his Nov. 18 murder hearing in Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center.


Tacony pimp ordered to prison

It doesn’t take a super computer to figure out when the former Tacony-based child prostitution tycoon Enoch Smith will become a free man once again. It won’t be for a very long time, if ever.


Car falls off jack, kills Rhawnhurst man

A Rhawnhurst man was killed on Sunday when his car fell off a jack and crushed him.