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Driver convicted in fatal racing-related crash

A Lancaster man with a long history of risky driving opted not to plead guilty to killing a mother and her three sons in a gruesome racing-related crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in 2013.

Man shot, critically wounded in Lower NE

A quarrel between two acquaintances in the Hill Creek Apartments public housing complex in the Lower Northeast escalated into a shooting that left one man wounded critically last Friday.

NE man pleads guilty in animal cruelty case

Jeffrey Collins, of Bustleton, pleaded guilty last Friday to first-degree misdemeanor animal cruelty for leaving a young dog locked in a basement without sufficient access to food and water.

Police search for serial bank robber in burqa

A woman covered head to toe in traditional Islamic clothing has held up four Northeast Philadelphia banks since early June, authorities say.

Cats rescued from Castor Gardens home

The Pennsylvania SPCA last week announced it rescued 13 cats from a home in Castor Gardens for numerous alleged violations, including unsanitary confinement.

Father arrested for allegedly abusing baby

An Upper Holmesburg man was arrested on July 3 one day after he allegedly hit his 5-month-old son, placed him in a bear hug and held his head under a running water faucet.

Motorist charged in fatal collision with bicyclist

A Frankford man has been charged with homicide by vehicle, drunk driving and related offenses stemming from his fatal collision with a bicyclist in Juniata Park last month.

One killed, one injured in separate accidents

Two violent car accidents within minutes of each other last Thursday night in the Northeast left one man dead and another hospitalized.

Crime log: July 8, 2015

June 15 through 28

Guilty plea in drag race crash that killed family

A Castor Gardens man pleaded guilty to four counts of vehicular homicide on Monday for his role in a drag racing-related crash on Roosevelt Boulevard that killed a mother and her three young sons two years ago.