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Morrell woman charged in fatal DUI crash

A Morrell Park woman is facing new drunk-driving-related homicide charges nine months after she allegedly ran down a man who was waiting at a bus stop near her home.


Guilty plea in Medicare fraud case

Federal prosecutors have obtained another guilty verdict involving a multi-million-dollar Medicare fraud scheme orchestrated by a former Bustleton-based private ambulance company.


Crime log: May 13, 2015

April 20 through May 3


Five hurt in six-vehicle crash on Blvd.

At least five people were hospitalized in a massive multi-vehicle crash on Roosevelt Boulevard on Saturday afternoon.


Public’s help sought in ID’ing home invader

Police have released little information about a home invasion robbery and possible sexual assault that occurred in Oxford Circle on April 3, but they seek the public’s help in identifying one of the culprits.


Search is on for bike thief caught on surveillance cam

Residents are hoping a surveillance video of a crook who swiped a bicycle from a porch in Wissinoming brings the man to justice. 


Man expected to plead guilty in wife’s murder

The Northeast Philadelphia man accused of strangling his wife as she jogged in Pennypack Park last August is expected to plead guilty to murder later this month.


Chiropractor acquitted of sex assault charges

A Somerton chiropractor fought almost four years against a senior woman’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her during a treatment in July 2011. Last week, a Common Pleas Court jury finally vindicated him.


Crime log: May 6, 2015

April 6 through 19


Shrubbery suspect surrenders after video goes viral

Castor Gardens resident Joseph Medycki wasn’t necessarily on a quest to find the Holy Grail. According to Philadelphia police, he was merely looking for a shrubbery.