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Police, FBI investigate unrelated Northeast bank robberies

Philadelphia police and the FBI are investigating a pair of unrelated bank robberies in the Northeast recently.


Gunman holds up smoke shop

A gunman made a quick but violent stop at the 1 Stop Smoke Shop in Somerton earlier this month as he held up the business and fled with a wad of cash.


Arson charges filed in Frankford blaze

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.


Suspects sought in three Frankford robberies

Robbers targeted three small businesses in Frankford early this month. Now police are trying to identify the thugs.


Faith healing couple sent to jail

Herbert and Catherine Schaible were sentenced to up to seven years in prison for allowing their son to die without medical care.

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.


Police seek bandit in 7-Eleven heist

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.


Hoodlums attack Castor Gardens shop owner

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.


Bill to increase penalty for killing police animals

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.


Two dead bodies found in burning car

Authorities have yet to release the names of two dead bodies who were discovered inside a burnt-out minivan in Frankford early Saturday.


Man robs Welsh Road bank

Armed with a piece of paper and Unabomber-style sunglasses, an unidentified man robbed a Far Northeast Philadelphia bank last Friday.