Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Crime log (January 23, 2012)

Dec. 31 through Jan. 13


Murder charges filed against 'mom' in Tacony dungeon case

Linda Ann Weston, 53, was charged with two counts of murder and numerous hate crimes in connection with what prosecutors said was a decades-long scheme to steal Social Security benefits from mentally disabled people.


Bank robber sought

Philadelphia police and the FBI seek the public’s help in identifying the man who robbed a Somerton bank last Wednesday.


Fatal crashes claim two

Two people died on area expressways last weekend in a pair of unrelated crashes.


Suspect in house-thefts turns himself in

The son of a former Philadelphia police commissioner surrendered to authorities on Thursday, eight days after the district attorney’s office announced filing criminal charges against him in a house-stealing scheme.


Marshal says smoking is to blame in fatal fire

The Philadelphia fire marshal has declared smoking as the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a Frankford auto sales lot owner and injured his roommate on Jan. 13.


Four face fraud charges in theft of city homes

Two Northeast residents, one of them a former police commissioner’s son, are among four men facing fraud charges for allegedly “stealing” 22 uninhabited city homes and selling them for profit.


Firefighter chief: No mayoral recall

The leader of the city’s firefighters union said his organization will not seek to have Mayor Michael Nutter “recalled” from office after members loudly demanded Nutter’s ouster during a Jan. 8 demonstration at the city’s newest firehouse.


Frankford man killed in blaze

Frankford residents are mourning the death of the well-known owner of a local auto sales business after fire ripped through his neighborhood home.