Philadelphia motorists know that it often seems like private tow truck operators know about traffic accidents before even the police do. On Friday, federal prosecutors offered an explanation as to why at least one local towing service often got the jump on the competition.
Police are trying to identify two masked gunmen who robbed a pair of cell phone stores, one in the Northeast and another in Roxborough, on May 5.
An Upper Darby man has been ordered to stand trial for the Feb. 22 murders of two people in Frankford, although nobody apparently saw him fire the fatal gunshots.
Philadelphia’s police and fire departments did not have to suffer through the tragedy of a new line-of-duty death during the 12-month period between May 2013 and April of this year.
The reasons for the enduring popularity of the Dad Vail Regatta should be self-evident to anyone who has ever ventured to the banks of the Schuylkill River on the second weekend of May. With sleek shells slicing through the current on the strength of synchronized oarsmen in their colorful singlets, it’s a spectacular sight to behold.
A fourth young man has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the March 21 stabbing of three Father Judge High students, including state champion wrestler Joe Galasso, in a Mayfair street attack.
Barely two days after the family of mother-son murder victims gathered inside a Lawncrest church to plead for an end to local violence, gunshots wounded two more people just five blocks away.
A Philadelphia police officer has been removed from street duty as the department investigates whether she drove drunk in the Far Northeast, struck several parked cars and left the scene of the accident on Friday.
Joshua Williams is probably starting to hate April 28.
As a 63-year-old Rhawnhurst woman tried to fight off a home invader on April 11, 2013, the intruder hit her so hard and inflicted so much pain to her face and head, police initially thought he had used a hammer.