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NE resident allegedly tries to kidnap girl

A Northeast Philadelphia resident and volunteer suburban firefighter was arrested by police in Bensalem on Sunday after he allegedly broke into the home of a 17-year-old girl and tried to kidnap her.


‘Pickleman’ hospitalized after stabbing

Over the last four decades, he has grown into somewhat of an iconic figure in and around the Greater Northeast, even among folks who recognize him merely for the jars of pickles and assorted condiments he cheerfully peddles at nightclubs, corner bars and fraternal halls throughout the area, and also for the overtly innocuous yet insidiously bawdy humor he typically delivers.


Man fatally shot after getting into wrong car

A Frankford man didn’t recognize his friend’s car and it cost him his life early Saturday morning.


Woman held at gunpoint during home invasion

Police are searching for three men who pointed a revolver at a woman’s back and ransacked her Northeast home.


Teenager killed during forklift joyride

Joyriding by a group of teenagers on forklifts in a Wissinoming paper factory ended in death for one of the youths on Sunday night.


Pedestrian dies in Boulevard crash

A sport-utility vehicle struck and killed a Tacony man who was running across Roosevelt Boulevard near Welsh Road on Friday night, police say.


Domestic dispute turns fatal in Fox Chase

A quarrel between a woman and her boyfriend in their Fox Chase apartment precipitated a violent and fatal stabbing on Monday, authorities say.


Amtrak train strikes man in Tacony

An Amtrak train struck and critically injured a man who was walking along the railroad tracks in Tacony last Wednesday morning.


Abduction attempt was misunderstanding

A suspected abduction attempt involving a 9-year-old Fox Chase girl and an unidentified man turned out to be a misunderstanding, Philadelphia police said last week.


Suspects sought in unrelated bank robberies

Authorities have released new information about one bank robbery in the Northeast and provided updated information about an earlier unrelated one.