• Crime

Coach gets 228 years in sexual abuse case

A North Philadelphia man who founded a youth football team in his neighborhood and who hung around another youth team in Rhawnhurst has been ordered to serve up to 228 years in prison for sexaully abusing five children and one developmentally delayed adult.


Abduction attempt reported in Fox Chase

A 9-year-old girl who was walking home from Fox Chase Elementary School on Sept. 8 escaped an abduction attempt, according to police.


Burglar steals computers from St. Martin

An unknown burglar swiped computers valued at $5,000 from St. Martin of Tours School in Oxford Circle on Sept. 7.


Prison guards indicted for smuggling drugs

In a series of indictments issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office last Wednesday, four Philadelphia correctional officers and two former officers were charged with smuggling drugs and cellphones into city prisons and delivering the contraband to inmates in exchange for cash.


Woman in Tacony dungeon case pleads guilty

Linda Weston pleaded guilty last Wednesday to federal murder, racketeering, fraud and hate crimes charges.


Senior attacked in violent home invasion

A daughter and her elderly mother were assaulted by two gunmen inside their Oxford Circle home. 


Suspect sought in Somerton bank robbery

An unidentified man with a demand note held up a bank in Somerton on Sept. 2, but investigators have good surveillance camera images of his face.


Man, pregnant woman shot in Frankford

Two gunmen opened fire on a group of people, including a pregnant woman, on a Frankford street last Thursday night, but the reason remains a mystery, much like the description of the brazen shooters.


Teen robbers target taxi drivers in Frankford

It’s getting more dangerous to drive a taxi in Center City or even Frankford, for that matter, thanks to three unknown teenagers who are sought by Philadelphia police. Detectives believe that the same young men held up three cab drivers in four days in the same general area.


Crime log: September 9, 2015

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