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Somerton teen arrested for vandalism

Philadelphia police say that a Somerton teenager was responsible for the widespread vandalism of the Officer Daniel Boyle Memorial Playground in his own neighborhood last month.


Man fatally shot after getting into wrong car

A Frankford man didn’t recognize his friend’s car and it cost him his life early Saturday morning.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.