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Owner of auto repair shop is sentenced to 16 years for fraud

A Huntingdon Valley man has been sentenced to serve 16 years in federal prison for setting fire to his own Northeast Philadelphia auto repair shop in an insurance fraud scheme.


Federal charges added against two serial pharmacy suspects

Federal authorities have filed new criminal charges against Northeast Philadelphia’s two accused serial pharmacy robbers.


Man arrested in mobile phone store heists

Two 2nd Police District officers captured a masked gunman who allegedly robbed two mobile telephone stores in the Northeast on Nov. 14.


Girl reports stalker tries to lure her into his car near Oxford Circle school

Just days after Philadelphia police warned the public about a child predator roaming Frankford streets, another creep accosted a girl near her Oxford Circle elementary school.


Big Fix

— At Traffic Court, it’s business as usual.


Police test new scanners for traffic tickets

Equipment similar to the scanners supermarket cashiers use to speed shoppers through checkout lines is being tested by 7th Police District officers to cut the time it takes to write traffic citations.


Hostess calls it quits, pickets leave bakery

There were no pickets walking the line at the Hostess plant on Monday morning. 


Music to his ears

Jared Brito had modest aspirations. A few months back, the 11-year-old Pollock Elementary School pupil just wanted to try out for a small role in the Walnut Street Theatre’s production of The Music Man.


Suspicious fire damages newspaper office in Trevose

A blaze heavily damaged the news and production departments of Broad Street Media, publisher of the Northeast Times, Star and Wire newspapers.


Why this community fund deserves a second look

This time of year, our mailboxes tend to be full of requests from charities, food banks and others who are asking us to donate to their causes.