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Conviction overturned in 1997 murder case

Almost 19 years after Paul McKernan was sentenced to life in prison for killing a former roommate with a baseball bat, the United States Court of Appeals tossed out the conviction.

Woodhaven Road crash claims life of one, injures two children

A disabled minivan and distracted driving led to a high-speed crash that claimed the life of one man and injured three other people, including twin 2-year-old girls, on Woodhaven Road on Feb. 21, Philadelphia police said.

Vandals destroy grave markers at NE Jewish cemetery

A Northeast Philadelphia Jewish cemetery has become the latest touchstone in a national dialogue about religious and cultural tolerance after vandals toppled more than 100 grave markers there early Sunday.

Police seek energy drink bandit

An unidentified burglar made off with a sack full of cigarettes and energy drinks from an early morning break-in at a Mayfair Sunoco on Feb. 16.

Man steals purse from NE bar

A patron at a Holmesburg bar thought he saw a crime of opportunity, but he couldn’t elude the watchful eye of a surveillance camera on Feb. 20.

Crime Log: March 1, 2017

Feb. 6 through 19

Arrests made for laundry room burglaries

Philadelphia police have made two arrests in connection with almost two dozen burglaries of apartment building laundry rooms in the Northeast since late November.

Jail time for oxycodone-schemeĀ 

An outlaw motorcycle gang member known as “Redneck” and who once sought medical treatment for menstrual pains was sentenced last Friday to 20 years in prison for his role in an opioid distribution ring operated by a Bustleton-based physician.

Crime Log: Feb. 22, 2017

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department. 

Couple with baby wanted for theft

Authorities are trying to identify a couple with a small baby who have stolen merchandise from Target stores on both sides of the Philadelphia-Bucks County line.