• Crime

Freelancer indicted for taking explicit photos

A federal grand jury has indicted a freelance photographer who reportedly lives in the Northeast for taking sexually explicit pictures of children while working at a series of promotional events for WXPN public radio station.


Resident shoots two would-be robbers  

A trio of teenagers may have been in search of valuables when they allegedly held up a Burholme man outside his home on Monday night. Instead, two of the suspects got un-precious metal for their troubles.


Mayfair man shoots girlfriend, kills self at home

Police believe suspicions of infidelity drove a man to shoot his live-in girlfriend, then himself. 


Mother took explicit photos of daughters

An Oxford Circle woman has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for taking sexually explicit photos of her daughters, ages 6 years and 16 months, and for offering to send the older girl to Michigan to meet a man for sex.


Body found in river was missing teen

A dead body pulled from the Delaware River near Linden Avenue on Nov. 4 was that of a Frankford High School freshman girl, authorities say.


Woman gets life in prison in Tacony dungeon case

The Philadelphia woman who admitted to imprisoning and torturing mentally disabled adults in four states over a decade in order to steal their government benefits was ordered last week to spend the rest of her life in federal prison.


Photos, tips lead to bank robber arrest

Gerald Riley apparently didn’t bother too much with a disguise. He wore a Nike T-shirt, Eagles cap and a thin moustache when he robbed the Santander Bank at 6836 Torresdale Ave. in Tacony on Nov. 4, authorities claim.


Police seek help in finding missing boy

Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in finding a Tacony boy who has a “mild cognitive disability” and was last seen on Nov. 4 at his home.


Man indicted for local bank robberies

A grand jury indicted a Philadelphia man on Tuesday for the robberies of two Northeast banks in September, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


Driver sentenced for fatal drag racing crash

A Lancaster man with Northeast Philly ties who killed a mother and three children in a racing-related crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in 2013 has been ordered to serve up to 34 years in state prison, although he won’t end up in state custody for a while yet.