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Pedestrian fatally struck on Cottman Avenue

A 69-year-old Somerton man was struck by an auto at 6 p.m. Monday as he crossed Cottman Avenue and later died at Aria Health’s Torresdale campus, police said.

Suspect sought in ATM robbery

Police are looking for a gunman who robbed a woman making a deposit at a Castor Avenue ATM last week.

Bus bandit to be sentenced in January

A Brill Street man who police said used a SEPTA bus to escape a late June bank robbery will be sentenced in federal court on Jan. 9, according to court records.

Triple shooting in Frankford

Three young men were shot Sunday night on the 4700 block of Penn Street in Frankford.

NE man to stand trial for strangling wife

An outburst of domestic violence claimed the life of Holme Circle resident Constance “Connie” Murray last August, but anxiety had been festering for months between the victim and her husband, Christopher Murray, according to testimony at his Nov. 18 murder hearing in Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center.

Tacony pimp ordered to prison

It doesn’t take a super computer to figure out when the former Tacony-based child prostitution tycoon Enoch Smith will become a free man once again. It won’t be for a very long time, if ever.

New charges against tire slasher

The Mayfair tire slasher was screwing around with some parked cars in his new neighborhood, so authorities nailed him with more criminal charges, according to Philadelphia police.

Accused teacher waives preliminary hearing

A former schoolteacher from the Northeast who is accused of molesting a boy in a Bucks County middle school waived her preliminary hearing on sexual assault charges last week.

Crime log: November 19, 2014

Oct. 20 through Nov. 2

Man interrupts burglary, beaten by intruder

A Rhawnhurst man was hospitalized on Nov. 10 after he returned home to find his back door broken and a burglar in his bedroom. During a subsequent scuffle, the intruder beat the victim with a crowbar.