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Four guilty in gambling extortion ring

A federal jury on Dec. 15 found four area men guilty of racketeering for their roles in a gambling and loan-sharking ring that operated in several Mayfair businesses.

Woman critically injured after being run over by her own car

A 46-year-old woman was critically injured when she was run over by her own car late Friday afternoon outside the Klein JCC on Jamison Avenue near Red Lion Road, police said.

Pair arrested in botched Target break-in

Philadelphia police caught two suspected burglars lying down on the job after they allegedly broke into a Somerton department store on Dec. 17 and tripped off a silent alarm.

Suspects sought for stealing FedEx box

Dr. Seuss had only one Grinch that stole Christmas but Northeast Philadelphia has at least two of them, according to Philadelphia police. 

Far Northeast man to stand trial for murder

A Far Northeast man has been ordered to stand trial for murdering his stepfather, although the specific motive for the slaying remains a mystery.

Gunmen rob two men in Castor Gardens

Two gunmen stole $7,000 cash and personal belongings from two men during a robbery in front of a Castor Gardens home on Dec. 10.

Crime log: December 17, 2014

Nov. 17 through 30

Stray bullet hits teen in Wissinoming

A stray bullet entered a Wissinoming home and grazed a 13-year-old boy in the stomach as a gunman opened fire on the house during a failed robbery attempt, Philadelphia police say.

Police investigating $90K jewelry heist

Robbers pistol-whipped an attendant and made off with jewelry worth $90,000 from a Castor Avenue store on Dec. 5, said Capt. Frank Palumbo, commander of the 2nd Police District. The robbers also got away with $800.

Two attempts to lure children reported in the Northeast

Detectives from Philadelphia’s Special Victims Unit are investigating two recent attempts to lure children in the Northeast, one involving a 17-year-old girl and the other an 8-year-old boy.