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Two weeks in jail for fatal shooting of trooper

A Pennsylvania State Police firearms instructor who fatally shot a trooper from Northeast Philadelphia during a training accident last September has been ordered to serve two weeks in prison, followed by three to 18 months of house arrest.


Crime log: September 2, 2015

July 27 through Aug. 9


One dead, one injured in Woodhaven crash

A two-vehicle crash on Woodhaven Road early Sunday left one man dead, his woman passenger hospitalized and another motorist facing criminal charges, according to published reports.


Gun range shooter to prison, stolen pistols missing

Jeffrey Chandler was sentenced to state prison for the armed robbery of two seniors at NE gun range last year. 


DUI suspected in crash that killed cop

An 18-year veteran police officer died in an off-duty motorcycle crash allegedly caused by a drunk driver in the Northeast on Sunday afternoon.


Police search for clues in deadly shooting

A man was shot dead inside his car, while it was parked outside his Tacony home. At least 10 empty shell casings were found at the scene.


Burglaries spike in the 15th

Residential burglaries are on the upswing in the 15th Police District, which includes the neighborhoods of Holmesburg, Mayfair, Tacony, Wissinoming, Frankford and Bridesburg.


Gunman sought in post office holdup

A man with a striped shirt held up a Northeast Philadelphia post office at gunpoint last Thursday. Now police are trying to put him into a different type of striped clothing, a prison jumpsuit.


Arrests made in string of dollar store heists

Donald Thomas apparently went to the well once too often.


Senior dies in single-car crash

A senior man from Northeast Philadelphia died in a single-car crash in Bensalem Township on Saturday.