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Driver arrested after crashing car into house

Every year the Philadelphia Fire Department compiles a comprehensive report of the myriad ways that houses catch fire: electrical wiring, inattentive cooking, careless smoking, children playing with matches.


Man shot in the back at Tarken Playground 

A man who turned up at Tarken Playground with a bullet hole in his back doesn’t know who shot him, why he shot him or how he shot him, police say.


Two dead in single-car crash on Boulevard

A motorist attempted an ill-advised, high-speed lane change on Roosevelt Boulevard and paid for the mistake with her life, as well as the life of her passenger, according to police.


Crime log: August 12, 2015

July 13 through 26


Man fatally stabbed walking home in Mayfair

Thomas Ewing and his pals decided to walk home from the bar. That’s what you’re supposed to do, right?


Gunman sought for 7-Eleven robbery

Police are hunting for an unknown armed robber who struck at a Lawndale 7-Eleven on July 28.


Mayfair woman reported missing

Police seek the public’s help in finding a 28-year-old Mayfair woman who has been missing from her home for more than two weeks.


Bandit steals keys from gym, car from lot

A credulous gym patron had to find an alternate way home from the workout facility several weeks ago after a thief stole the person’s car keys from an unsecured rack near the front desk.


Three dead in violent Northeast car crash

Police suspect last Wednesday’s fatal crash might be related to street racing. 


Photo released in bodega robbery attempt

A gunman tried and failed to rob a bodega in Oxford Circle last Sunday and now his face is all over YouTube.