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Man could face 20 to 40 years for starving parents

Nobody really knows what was on Thomas Houck’s mind as he idly watched his elderly father starve to death and his mother nearly do the same in late 2011.


Crime log: January 15, 2014

Dec. 16 through 29


Police search for man who robbed Hammer Auto in Tacony

Police have asked the public for help identifying a man who broke into a Tacony business and stole a laptop computer on Dec. 9.


Castor Gardens Wawa robbed for fifth time since October

Armed robbers have targeted the same Northeast convenience store five times since October, with the latest heist occurring early Monday morning, Philadelphia police say.


Tacony bank robbed Jan. 10

An unidentified robber held up a Tacony bank on Friday afternoon.


Cops searching for Lukoil bandit

An unknown gunman held up a Far Northeast gas station on Saturday morning.


Police looking for Mayfair flasher

Police are hoping to catch a bizarre flasher who’s been haunting Frankford Avenue at night, asking women to perform sexual acts on him with a slice of Swiss.


Armed robbers sought in three 7-Eleven heists

Armed robbers have struck at three 7-Eleven stores in the same Northeast Philadelphia police district since late December.


Philly police post DUI stats online

Ever wonder how many drunken drivers that Philadelphia police arrest during a weekend? Wonder no more.


Police seek Wawa robber

An unknown man used a threat of violence to rob a Bustleton Wawa store late last month.