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Police search for suspect in child abduction

Police are trying to identify a man who abducted a 15-year-old girl from an Upper Holmesburg street, drove her to a nearby park, slapped her in the face and returned her to her neighborhood.


Northeast doctor sentenced in Medicare fraud case

A medical doctor was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison and a $300,000 fine last week in connection with a $14.3 million Medicare fraud case involving a Northeast-based hospice care service.


Victim identified in fatal bus accident

Philadelphia police have released the identity of the woman who was struck and killed by a school bus on Frankford Avenue on Oct. 22, along with details of the tragedy.


Tacony man gets long sentence in string of drug store robberies

A Tacony man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for the armed robberies of at least 19 pharmacies during an 11-month crime spree, including 15 heists in the Northeast.


Crime log: October 30, 2013

Oct. 7 through 20


DA drops molestation charges against priest

A former Northeast assistant parish pastor won’t be tried on charges he molested a young altar boy more than a decade ago.


School bus fatally strikes pedestrian

Philadelphia police are investigating a Tuesday morning school bus accident that claimed the life of a pedestrian.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:


Six pipe bombs found in Oxford Circle home

A former Oxford Circle man is facing federal weapons charges after he allegedly stashed six makeshift pipe bombs in his mother’s basement.


Police seek smash-and-grab serial burglar

Police are trying to identify a smash-and-grab burglar who may be responsible for a dozen burglaries of Northeast businesses since Oct. 4.