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Two dead, three wounded in NE shootings

Gunfire claimed the lives of two men and left three others wounded in two unrelated shootings in the Lower Northeast last weekend.

Suspects sought in unrelated bank robberies

Authorities have released new information about one bank robbery in the Northeast and provided updated information about an earlier unrelated one.

Northeast High grad killed, boyfriend charged with murder

Authorities have filed a murder charge against the boyfriend of a Temple student and Northeast High graduate who was found shot to death inside her off-campus apartment last month.

Father, son sent to prison for Somerton shooting

Pair sentenced for shooting that stemmed from an argument over a stolen cell phone and Craigslist ad. 

Abduction attempt was misunderstanding

A suspected abduction attempt involving a 9-year-old Fox Chase girl and an unidentified man turned out to be a misunderstanding, Philadelphia police said last week.

Woman in Tacony dungeon case pleads guilty

Linda Weston pleaded guilty last Wednesday to federal murder, racketeering, fraud and hate crimes charges.

Prison guards indicted for smuggling drugs

In a series of indictments issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office last Wednesday, four Philadelphia correctional officers and two former officers were charged with smuggling drugs and cellphones into city prisons and delivering the contraband to inmates in exchange for cash.

Coach gets 228 years in sexual abuse case

A North Philadelphia man who founded a youth football team in his neighborhood and who hung around another youth team in Rhawnhurst has been ordered to serve up to 228 years in prison for sexaully abusing five children and one developmentally delayed adult.

Burglar steals computers from St. Martin

An unknown burglar swiped computers valued at $5,000 from St. Martin of Tours School in Oxford Circle on Sept. 7.

Abduction attempt reported in Fox Chase

A 9-year-old girl who was walking home from Fox Chase Elementary School on Sept. 8 escaped an abduction attempt, according to police.