Former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Michael Lowry has never been convicted of fixing traffic tickets. Yet, he will have to spend the next 20 months in federal prison for telling a grand jury that he granted no special favors to anyone in his own courtroom.
A drunk driver has been ordered to serve 5-1/2 to 12 years in state prison for killing a woman pedestrian outside Wissinoming Park in 2013 after the victim had pushed her longtime husband out of the vehicle’s path.
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Philadelphia police may have captured the gunman who murdered three other men execution-style inside a house on the 4600 block of Vista St. on Jan. 10, although the department’s information office has not officially confirmed an arrest.
A pattern of violence has developed around Torresdale Avenue and Vista Street in Holmesburg. And the body count is growing with each successive outbreak.
An unidentified man went to a Mayfair 7-Eleven on Christmas Eve to shop for a specific, high-priced laptop computer, but he never intended to pay a dime for it, according to Philadelphia police. Instead, the thug slugged another patron in the back of the head and swiped the device from his hands.
Franklin Mills mall changed its name while Walmart moved, but violent crime still found the sprawling shopping destination on Jan. 9 as a shooting there left one man wounded and police searching for a gunman.
Lisandro Rodriguez transcends labels.
A robber didn’t waste time putting on a disguise before he knocked off a Wissinoming convenience store on Jan. 4. In fact, he didn’t even stop to take the cash, according to police.
Alert police in the 15th district captured a man suspected in six armed robberies of cell phone and dollar stores in the Castor Gardens, Wissinoming and Tacony neighborhoods last month.