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Police officers cleared in Tate-Brown shooting

Mixed emotions flooded Mayfair streets and a neighborhood meeting after the District Attorney’s announcement that two officers would not be charged in last December’s fatal shooting.   


Holmesburg man acquitted of murder charges

St. Patrick’s Day proved lucky for a Holmesburg man who was accused of first-degree murder in connection with a February 2014 fatal shooting on a notorious block in his neighborhood.


Wissinoming boy shoots 11-year-old sister

A Wissinoming boy shot his 11-year-old sister in the head when he took his father’s handgun from a bedroom drawer and accidentally fired it on Saturday afternoon, Philadelphia police say.


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.


Another guilty verdict in ambulance fraud scheme

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


Student admits flashing gun in CCP class

A former Community College of Philadelphia student from Torresdale pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges on Thursday, admitting that he brought a gun to school and threatened a classmate with it last May.


Crime log: March 18, 2015

Feb. 23 through March 8


Man attempts to grab teen in Lower NE

A 17-year-old girl told police that a man tried to grab her on a Lower Northeast street last week.


Firefighter and resident injured in blaze

A resident and a firefighter were hospitalized as a result of a devastating home fire in the Northeast’s Chalfont section early Monday.


Man convicted for near-fatal officer shooting

Eric Torres had an arrest record longer than his own arm and had been charged at least five times previously with assaulting police officers by the time he encountered Officer Edward Davies and his colleagues from the 25th district on Aug. 13, 2013.