Authorities have yet to release the names of two dead bodies who were discovered inside a burnt-out minivan in Frankford early Saturday.
State Rep. Thomas Murt, whose district includes Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery County, has co-sponsored legislation to increase the penalty for those who cause the death of a police animal that is deemed to have been killed in the line of duty.
Federal prosecutors have filed arson charges against two men who allegedly set a four-alarm fire that gutted a Frankford factory and shut down train service on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor in December 2012.
Police are trying to identify at least four young hoodlums who violently attacked a Castor Gardens shop owner after the proprietor refused to buy a watch from them.
Police have recovered a gun, red hoodie and black ski mask, but they’re still looking for the guy who used those items to hold up a 7-Eleven in Tacony on Feb. 18.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible found themselves in a Philadelphia courtroom last week because they didn’t get help for their ailing infant when he needed it most. Yet, the Schaibles used their seven surviving children to beg the court for leniency.
The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:
Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested 10 members of Ironworkers Local 401 on charges they allegedly participated in a conspiracy to commit criminal acts of extortion, arson, destruction of property and assault, in order to force construction contractors to hire union ironworkers.
An unidentified shoplifter with a mean streak continues to elude capture, but Philadelphia police hope that images of his face will spark a tip that will unlock the case.
A gang of four thugs, including one with a gun, held up two young men on a well-traveled Holmesburg streetcorner last month. Police are still trying to identify the robbers.