A fortune teller probably had a feeling that the vote wouldn’t go her way when she attended the monthly Somerton Civic Association meeting on Dec. 9 seeking support for a zoning variance that would allow her to continue seeing clients in her Bustleton Avenue home.
Police, U.S. marshals and Secret Service agents went to a Rhawnhurst apartment building on Dec. 5 seeking to arrest a man for passing tens of thousands of dollars in bad checks. When they got there, the officers found their fugitive, who was allegedly sitting on a loaded gun and illegal drugs.
Two gunmen stole $7,000 cash and personal belongings from two men during a robbery in front of a Castor Gardens home on Dec. 10.
A stray bullet entered a Wissinoming home and grazed a 13-year-old boy in the stomach as a gunman opened fire on the house during a failed robbery attempt, Philadelphia police say.
Two masked men held up a Rhawnhurst McDonald’s at gunpoint and made off with cash from the restaurant’s safe last Thursday.
Detectives from Philadelphia’s Special Victims Unit are investigating two recent attempts to lure children in the Northeast, one involving a 17-year-old girl and the other an 8-year-old boy.
More than 7,500 people celebrated the start of the holiday season in Northeast Philadelphia at American Heritage Federal Credit Union’s Annual Grand Illumination Tree Livghting and Fireworks Symphony.
A Far Northeast man has been ordered to stand trial for murdering his stepfather, although the specific motive for the slaying remains a mystery.
Emma Licsauer, an eighth-grade student at St. Christopher School in Somerton, has been named one of 35 Neumann Scholars in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 123 elementary schools and will receive free tuition to the Archdiocesan high school of her choice. Anne Hileman, senior program officer and scholarship programs coordinator at the Connelly Foundation, visited St. Christopher School on Dec. 8 to announce the award.
Philadelphia police who fatally shot an allegedly armed and belligerent ex-convict during a traffic stop in Mayfair early Monday have come under scrutiny from the dead man’s relatives, who are comparing the incident to the controversial Michael Brown slaying.