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Woman pleads guilty in Tacony dungeon case

A woman who helped imprison, beat and starve disabled people in a dungeon-like Tacony basement while stealing their government benefits pleaded guilty to dozens of federal crimes on Dec. 22.


Pair arrested in botched Target break-in

Philadelphia police caught two suspected burglars lying down on the job after they allegedly broke into a Somerton department store on Dec. 17 and tripped off a silent alarm.


Suspects sought for stealing FedEx box

Dr. Seuss had only one Grinch that stole Christmas but Northeast Philadelphia has at least two of them, according to Philadelphia police. 


One injured in two shootings at Mayfair bar

One man was wounded by gunfire at a Cottman Avenue bar early Sunday. Another man surrendered later to detectives, and a third man was placed under arrest after allegedly driving to the shooting scene and exiting his vehicle with a gun in his hand.


Gun found at Samuel Fels High School

Police have charged an 18-year-old Samuel Fels High senior with bringing a gun into the school on Dec. 17, prompting a three-hour lockdown as police searched for the weapon.


Four guilty in gambling extortion ring

A federal jury on Dec. 15 found four area men guilty of racketeering for their roles in a gambling and loan-sharking ring that operated in several Mayfair businesses.


Gunman robs NE cell phone stores

The same gunman robbed three Northeast Philadelphia cell phone stores earlier this month, police say.


Woman critically injured after being run over by her own car

A 46-year-old woman was critically injured when she was run over by her own car late Friday afternoon outside the Klein JCC on Jamison Avenue near Red Lion Road, police said.


Senior man still missing

Relatives and police are still searching for a senior man from Bustleton who disappeared more than a week ago after leaving a neighborhood restaurant.


Police kill ex-con during violent car stop

Philadelphia police who fatally shot an allegedly armed and belligerent ex-convict during a traffic stop in Mayfair early Monday have come under scrutiny from the dead man’s relatives, who are comparing the incident to the controversial Michael Brown slaying.