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Castor Gardens man charged with brother’s murder

A 34-year-old Princeton Avenue man has been charged in the Sunday-morning death of his older brother, whom police said they found wrapped in a sheet with packing material.


Boyfriend charged with killing girlfriend, son

The bodies of Atlanta Deveney and her 12-year-old son Elijah Rosado remained undiscovered in their Wissinoming apartment for two days after her boyfriend, Carlos Rivera, strangled Deveney and stabbed the boy to death.


Officer shoots suspect in Tacony street robbery

An officer on Saturday shot and critically wounded a robbery suspect who police said pointed a shotgun at them near Levick and Vandike streets.


Suspect sought in Rhawnhurst robbery

Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in identifying a man who burglarized the Prism Career Institute in Rhawnhurst on Nov. 5.


Driver sentenced in accident that killed cop

The drunken driver who struck and killed Philadelphia Highway Patrol Officer Brian Lorenzo while traveling in the wrong direction on Interstate 95 16 months ago has been ordered to spend the next 10 to 20 years in prison.


Crime log: December 4, 2013

Nov. 4 through 17


Teen charged in Fox Chase beating

A 15-year-old boy has been charged in the seemingly unprovoked beating of a man outside a Fox Chase pizza parlor on Nov. 11 while authorities continue to investigate the motive for the attack.


Man charged in beating of two young daughters

A Staten Island man is facing attempted murder charges after he savagely beat his two young daughters, including a month-old, while visiting a Frankford home last Wednesday, police say.


Suspect dies in two-car crash

A suspected car thief died after he ran a stop sign and crashed into a U-Haul truck at a Castor Gardens intersection on Saturday, police said.


Prison on the menu for Nifty Fifty’s owners

The fifties aren’t turning out so nifty for the owners of a popular Philadelphia-area 1950s-themed hamburger chain.