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Police hunt for Northeast sexual predator

An unidentified sex predator linked to two prior attacks in Mayfair seems to be expanding his territory and growing more violent, a Philadelphia police investigator said on Friday in the aftermath of a third brutal assault within 33 days.


Couple to stand trial for fatal beating

A boyfriend and girlfriend have been ordered to stand trial for the baseball bat beating death of a Levittown man on a Wissinoming street last September.


Man shot in Wissinoming attempted robbery

A 24-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound of the shoulder during an attempted robbery in Wissinoming last Thursday.


Police issue warning after two Mayfair sexual attacks

Police issued a warning last Thursday that an armed sexual predator may be roaming the streets of Mayfair.


Serial robber nabbed in Poconos

The hunt for a serial convenience store robber led Philadelphia police to the Pocono Mountains, where they arrested the alleged crook on May 20.


Two Northeast banks robbed in two days

A robber held up a Burholme bank for the second time this month, just one day after a different bandit robbed another bank in Tacony. The FBI and Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in solving both crimes.


Suspect sought in Wawa robbery

Police are trying to identify a man who robbed a Wawa in Wissinoming on May 16.


Hospice care operator sentenced for fraud

The operator of a former Northeast hospice care service was sentenced last week to more than 14 years in prison for Medicare fraud, just two days after the U.S. government filed a civil complaint against the same company, joining two former employees who blew the whistle on the multi-million-dollar scam and lost their jobs.


Frankford boy, 12, fatally shoots himself

A Frankford boy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound of the head inside his home on Saturday.


Local ‘Johns’ arrested in prostitution bust

Twelve Northeast residents were among 44 men arrested by Philadelphia police in a series of prostitution stings between April 28 and May 22.