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Tacony woman sentenced to life in prison for murdering her 18-month-old twins

A Tacony woman was sentenced to life in prison last week after a Philadelphia judge convicted her of murdering her twin toddlers in a dispute with the children’s father.


Tacony bank robbed Jan. 10

An unidentified robber held up a Tacony bank on Friday afternoon.


Police search for man who robbed Hammer Auto in Tacony

Police have asked the public for help identifying a man who broke into a Tacony business and stole a laptop computer on Dec. 9.


Man could face 20 to 40 years for starving parents

Nobody really knows what was on Thomas Houck’s mind as he idly watched his elderly father starve to death and his mother nearly do the same in late 2011.


Police searching for robber who held Lawndale 7-11 employee at knifepoint

New Year’s Day wasn’t so joyful for a clerk at a 7-Eleven in Lawndale. Not only did the woman have to work, a robber held a knife to her back.


Crime log: January 15, 2014

Dec. 16 through 29


Cops searching for Lukoil bandit

An unknown gunman held up a Far Northeast gas station on Saturday morning.


Police looking for Mayfair flasher

Police are hoping to catch a bizarre flasher who’s been haunting Frankford Avenue at night, asking women to perform sexual acts on him with a slice of Swiss.


Armed robbers sought in three 7-Eleven heists

Armed robbers have struck at three 7-Eleven stores in the same Northeast Philadelphia police district since late December.


Shooting in Frankford leaves one wounded

An average-sized man with a really big gun is on the loose in Frankford. And he doesn’t seem to be afraid of using the weapon.