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Stray bullet kills pregnant woman, child

Megan Doto was an innocent victim, a pregnant mother of two who, while sitting in front of a Frankford home on a sunny Sunday morning, found herself in the crossfire of a callous gunman and his fleeing target, Philadelphia police say.


Teen found unconscious along Boulevard

A 15-year-old girl who had been reported missing was found lying unconscious in her school uniform alongside Roosevelt Boulevard in the Northeast’s Sandyford Park section on Monday evening.


Vandals paint swastikas on NE kosher shop

The owner of a kosher market in Castor Gardens arrived at his shop last Thursday morning to discover hate symbols scrawled in red paint all over the front windows and on the back facade as well.


Suspects sought in burglary attempt

Police have released surveillance video of a man and woman who allegedly tried to break into a house in Castor Gardens on Sept. 5.


Boy fatally struck in Castor Gardens

A 10-year-old boy was riding his bike almost a mile from his home at 9:30 p.m. last Thursday when an SUV fatally struck him in a Castor Gardens intersection, police said.


Police wound two during violent car stop

Police shot a motorist and one of his passengers after he allegedly tried to run over officers during a car stop in Wissinoming on Sunday night.


Teen robbed, shot at Torresdale Playground

Witnesses recognized the man who robbed and shot a teenager inside Torresdale Playground early Sunday night, but he remains at-large, according to police.


Crime log: September 10, 2014

Aug. 11 through 24


New video of diner robbery released

Philadelphia police have released new surveillance video of the Aug. 22 armed robbery of Mayfair’s Red Robin Diner in hope of identifying the gunmen. The video has been posted to the Philadelphia Police channel on YouTube.com.


Two slain in Crescentville home

Police have released little information about a double-murder that occurred last Thursday inside a Crescentville home in which a hammer reportedly was one of the weapons used.