• Crime

Father, son sent to prison for Somerton shooting

Pair sentenced for shooting that stemmed from an argument over a stolen cell phone and Craigslist ad. 


Northeast High grad killed, boyfriend charged with murder

Authorities have filed a murder charge against the boyfriend of a Temple student and Northeast High graduate who was found shot to death inside her off-campus apartment last month.


Abduction attempt reported in Fox Chase

A 9-year-old girl who was walking home from Fox Chase Elementary School on Sept. 8 escaped an abduction attempt, according to police.


Prison guards indicted for smuggling drugs

In a series of indictments issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office last Wednesday, four Philadelphia correctional officers and two former officers were charged with smuggling drugs and cellphones into city prisons and delivering the contraband to inmates in exchange for cash.


Burglar steals computers from St. Martin

An unknown burglar swiped computers valued at $5,000 from St. Martin of Tours School in Oxford Circle on Sept. 7.


Woman in Tacony dungeon case pleads guilty

Linda Weston pleaded guilty last Wednesday to federal murder, racketeering, fraud and hate crimes charges.


Coach gets 228 years in sexual abuse case

A North Philadelphia man who founded a youth football team in his neighborhood and who hung around another youth team in Rhawnhurst has been ordered to serve up to 228 years in prison for sexaully abusing five children and one developmentally delayed adult.


Man, pregnant woman shot in Frankford

Two gunmen opened fire on a group of people, including a pregnant woman, on a Frankford street last Thursday night, but the reason remains a mystery, much like the description of the brazen shooters.


Senior attacked in violent home invasion

A daughter and her elderly mother were assaulted by two gunmen inside their Oxford Circle home. 


Crime log: September 9, 2015

Aug. 10 through 23