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Body of missing man found in river

A senior citizen from Bustleton who disappeared under mysterious circumstances more than three months ago was found on Friday afternoon. A jogger spotted Vito Maglio’s body in the Schuylkill River. Maglio had a gunshot wound of the head, according to a police source.


Convictions upheld in sexual abuse case

Pennsylvania Superior Court on March 25 upheld the convictions of a former Northeast-based priest and former Catholic school lay teacher for sexually abusing a boy at St. Jerome’s Parish more than a decade ago.


Man killed in his Frankford apartment

An unidentified gunman took the life of a Frankford man inside the victim’s apartment on Friday night, according to Philadelphia police.


Suspects sought in pharmacy burglaries

A crew of burglars brazenly broke into two Northeast pharmacies in the early morning of March 25.


Pennypack rapist ordered to stand trial

One victim said she just wanted to charge her cell phone and get a ride home. Another said that she had agreed to have sex with the guy, but that was before he turned angry and violent.


Crime log: April 1, 2015

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Woman’s corpse found buried near Frankford El

Nobody has been charged with the homicide, but Philadelphia police took a suspect into custody after he allegedly attempted to flee a rowhouse at the burial site and struggled with officers.   


Mayfair teen dies in dirt bike accident

Driving motorized dirt bikes and ATVs is illegal on city streets. Mayfair resident James Ortiz ignored that law and it cost him his life on March 23, according to Philadelphia police.


Two plead guilty in shooting at gun range

A man and woman who ambushed, robbed and shot a senior citizen patron of a Northeast gun range last year, stealing his seven handguns, pleaded guilty on Thursday to numerous felony charges stemming from the crime.


Elderly couple attacked in home invasion

Two masked men invaded an elderly couple’s Bustleton home early Friday morning, assaulting the bedridden man and attacking his wife with pepper spray and a knife, Philadelphia police say.