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Murder suspect dies in prison

Louis C. Hartdegen, 76, will never go to trial on charges he murdered his wife. He was to go on trial on Oct. 27. Police said he murdered his wife of 50 years in May 2013.


Father allegedly shoots, kills daughter’s boyfriend

Was it truly a case of mistaken identity or was something more sinister behind a Northeast father’s fatal shooting of a man inside his adult daughter’s bedroom, a man who turned out to be the young woman’s boyfriend?


Cop charged with beating wife

A Philadelphia cop who lives in the Northeast was arrested on Sept. 11 for allegedly beating his wife.


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.


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.


Suspects sought in 7-Eleven robbery

Two masked gunmen robbed a 7-Eleven in Castor Gardens on Aug. 14.


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.


‘Pigeon drop scam’ tricks senior out of $14K

A senior man from the Northeast is out $14,000 after a group of scam artists tricked him into withdrawing the cash from his credit card account, suburban police say.


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.


Guilty plea in senior assault case

A Northeast resident pleaded guilty on Sept. 3 to assaulting two senior men in front of the victims’ grandson in the courtyard of a local apartment complex.