• Crime

Lynn released from prison

Monsignor William Lynn is a free man for the first time in more than four years, but District Attorney Seth Williams has vowed to retry a child endangerment case involving Lynn’s supervisory role of abusive parish priests in the 1990s and early 2000s, including at least one at St. Jerome’s in the Northeast.


Elderly man found dead near soccer field

Foul play is not suspected in the death of an elderly man whose body was found near a soccer field in Somerton on Thursday, police say.


Brawl in Tacony Wawa posted on social media

Police are investigating a video posted on Facebook that shows about a half-dozen men and women ransacking a Northeast convenience store while quarreling with employees and other patrons.


Attacker stabs man, shoots into home at housing project

An unknown attacker stabbed one man and shot at a house in a Northeast public housing project last Friday afternoon, authorities say.


Prison guard guilty of sneaking drugs into jail

A former Philadelphia prison guard was sentenced on July 21 to serve more than four years in federal prison for smuggling drugs and other contraband into the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in the Northeast for an inmate in 2013 and ’15.


Police seek three men who stole jewelry

Three bandits made off with about $7,000 in gold chains from a jewelry counter inside a Philadelphia Mills department store on June 24, police say. Investigators hope that surveillance video will help them generate tips as to the identity of the thieves.


FBI wants help finding bank robber

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI continue to seek the public’s assistance to identify and locate the man responsible for the robbery on July 18 of the Citizens Bank branch located inside the Acme supermarket at 3200 Red Lion Road.


Woman struck by motorcycle, injured

A woman pedestrian was critically injured when a motorcycle ran a red light on Roosevelt Boulevard and struck her early last Friday, police say.


Two women found dead in motel

Police said that two West Virginia women found dead Sunday afternoon in the Roosevelt Motor Inn, 7600 Roosevelt Blvd. in Rhawnhurst, committed suicide.


Police seek robber at Wissinoming store

Police are trying to identify an armed robber who used a stars and stripes bandana as a disguise when he held up a Wawa in Wissinoming on July 10.