• Crime

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.


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.


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.


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.


Father, son sent to prison for Somerton shooting

Pair sentenced for shooting that stemmed from an argument over a stolen cell phone and Craigslist ad. 


Two dead, three wounded in NE shootings

Gunfire claimed the lives of two men and left three others wounded in two unrelated shootings in the Lower Northeast last weekend.


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.


Northeast High grad killed, boyfriend charged with murder

Authorities have filed a murder charge against the boyfriend of a Temple student and Northeast High graduate who was found shot to death inside her off-campus apartment last month.


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.