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Two Ironworkers sentenced in extortion case

Two more members of the Northeast-based Ironworkers Local 401 were sentenced last week to federal prison terms for their involvement in racketeering and extortion on behalf of the union.


Police search for clues in two Frankford murder cases

A particularly violent extended weekend in Philadelphia included a pair of fatal shootings in Frankford, both of which remained unsolved as of Tuesday afternoon, according to police.


Bookie loan sharks dealt lengthy prison sentences

Two reputed leaders of a violent Mayfair-based bookmaking and loan shark operation were ordered last Thursday to serve long prison sentences for violating federal racketeering, extortion, gambling and conspiracy laws.


N.E. sees largest heroin bust in decades

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced the city’s largest heroin bust in two decades on June 10. It happened in the Northeast.


Former police officer sentenced in fatal DUI

A former Philadelphia police sergeant was sentenced to two to seven years in prison after pleading no contest on Monday to charges related to a drunken-driving crash that claimed the life of another motorist in Holmesburg in 2013.


Crime Log: June 17, 2015

As reported by Northeast Detectives.


Frankford perfume shop robbed at gunpoint

Something smelled rotten at the King Perfume store in Frankford on June 11, but it wasn’t the merchandise.


Man sought after Mayfair 7-Eleven heist

An unidentified gunman robbed a convenience store in Mayfair on June 9. The heist occurred at 7-Eleven, 3301 Tyson Ave., shortly before 1 a.m


Man buys smokes, then steals 5-hour Energy

A guy who allegedly robbed a Mayfair convenience store on June 3 could probably use some lessons on risk and reward.


Teen will not be tried as adult in murder trial

A former Father Judge football standout who was arrested and expelled for his alleged involvement in the murder of a 15-year-old girl last September may not be tried as an adult after all.