• Crime

Man sentenced for stabbing woman 40 times

A Frankford man admitted last week that he stabbed a woman to death in March and buried her body in a shallow grave in the backyard of his apartment building, only for a building manager to tip off police days after the fact.


Weather device falls from sky, hits parked car

A device described by Philadelphia police as a weather instrument fell from the sky and onto a parked car in the Northeast on Saturday night, according to a Philly.com report.


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.


Man steals car, drags cop in escape attempt

Ever wonder how to rack up 19 prior arrests and two active arrest warrants? Do stuff like Anthony Brown allegedly did last Thursday night in Frankford.


Student stabs classmates at Lincoln Tech

Two Lincoln Tech students were nursing stab wounds and a third facing criminal charges after a fight during recess at the Torresdale-based school for aspiring auto mechanics.


Mayfair man shoots girlfriend, kills self at home

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


Gun scare causes lockdown at Ryan HS

A gun scare prompted a two-hour lockdown at Archbishop Ryan High School on Tuesday morning in an incident that was apparently fueled by a wayward SEPTA charter bus.


Crime log: November 18, 2015

Oct. 19 through Nov. 1


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.


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.