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DUI suspected in crash that killed cop

An 18-year veteran police officer died in an off-duty motorcycle crash allegedly caused by a drunk driver in the Northeast on Sunday afternoon.


One dead, one injured in Woodhaven crash

A two-vehicle crash on Woodhaven Road early Sunday left one man dead, his woman passenger hospitalized and another motorist facing criminal charges, according to published reports.


Two weeks in jail for fatal shooting of trooper

A Pennsylvania State Police firearms instructor who fatally shot a trooper from Northeast Philadelphia during a training accident last September has been ordered to serve two weeks in prison, followed by three to 18 months of house arrest.


Crime log: September 2, 2015

July 27 through Aug. 9


Arrests made in string of dollar store heists

Donald Thomas apparently went to the well once too often.


Senior dies in single-car crash

A senior man from Northeast Philadelphia died in a single-car crash in Bensalem Township on Saturday.


Second suspect in home invasion on the loose

Police have reportedly made one arrest and are seeking a second man in connection with Friday’s home invasion robbery in Castor Gardens.


Burglaries spike in the 15th

Residential burglaries are on the upswing in the 15th Police District, which includes the neighborhoods of Holmesburg, Mayfair, Tacony, Wissinoming, Frankford and Bridesburg.


Bandits steal 60 cartons of cigarettes

Two late-night burglars made off with hundreds of dollars in cigarettes after a brazen smash-and-grab at a Somerton gas station on Aug. 17.


Police search for clues in deadly shooting

A man was shot dead inside his car, while it was parked outside his Tacony home. At least 10 empty shell casings were found at the scene.