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Suspect arrested in double murder

Philadelphia police have arrested a man they believe strangled his girlfriend, stabbed her son to death and set their Wissinoming apartment on fire Saturday morning.


Crime log: October 9, 2013

Sept. 9 through 22


Reduced bail for accused priest

A judge on Tuesday reduced bail for a Catholic priest accused of molesting an 11-year-old Northeast altar boy more than a decade ago.


Bail hearing set for jailed Lincoln High School building engineer

A bail hearing will be conducted on Friday, Oct. 11, for a Lincoln High building engineer who police said threatened to shoot “any cop that looks at me wrong.”


Police officer charged in fatal crash

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has approved criminal charges against a city police officer in connection with a Sept. 14 auto crash in Holmesburg that claimed a Fishtown man’s life.


Castor Gardens woman dies in car crash

A 36-year-old Castor Gardens woman died early Sunday of injuries she received in a two-car accident involving a vehicle that was traveling northbound in the southbound center lanes of the 7400 block of the Roosevelt Boulevard.


Charges filed against former assistant pastor

A 75-year-old Catholic priest charged with molesting a Northeast boy more than a decade ago is in custody with bail set at $1 million.


Criminal charges announced against Huntington Valley ambulance company

A Huntingdon Valley-based ambulance company and two of its operators tried to steal more than $4.4 million from the Medicare program through a fraudulent claims scheme, according to a federal indictment released publicly last week.


Bank robber sought

A brightly garbed young man robbed the First Trust Bank branch on the 1900 block of Cottman Avenue Monday morning.


Weapons found in Lincoln High employee’s truck

The locks have been changed at Lincoln High School, police said Friday.