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Convicted child rapist accidentally released

A convicted child rapist named in a recent front-page article in the Northeast Times was erroneously released from prison on Oct. 14, just 24 days after a Philadelphia judge had ordered him to serve at least 11-1/2 months behind bars.


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.


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:


Fatal car crash in Bustleton

A 22-year-old woman died in a fiery two-car crash in Bustleton on Monday night that five others, including two infants, survived.


DA drops sex-abuse case against priest

The witness against the Rev. Robert Brennan died earlier this month

Philadelphia’s district attorney has decided to withdraw charges against the Rev. Robert Brennan almost two weeks after the death of the young man who accused him of molesting him in a Northeast parish more than a decade ago.


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.


Guilty plea in fatal drunk driving crash

John Leck pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the accident that killed Officer Brian Lorenzo in 2010.

The Levittown man responsible for the 2010 highway death of Philadelphia police officer and Somerton resident Brian Lorenzo pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and drunk-driving charges on Tuesday.


Ex-school worker’s bail hiked to $5 million

A prosecutor said Robert McKenna had stash of weapons, threatened to shoot cops and booby-trapped his house.

Bail for a former school district employee who police said booby-trapped his Wissinoming home has been increased from $1 million to $5 million cash.


Crime log: October 16, 2013

Sept. 23 through Oct. 6