A North Philadelphia man accused of kidnapping two other men for ransom, shooting both and dumping them in Crescentville waived his preliminary hearing on May 27. Ken Thomas, 24, faces charges of murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, robbery, kidnapping, weapons violations and conspiracy. Authorities have not disclosed whom Thomas may have conspired with in the crime.
Police are still trying to identify a gunman who shot a Lawncrest resident on the street about two blocks from his home on May 10.
At least five people were hospitalized in a massive multi-vehicle crash on Roosevelt Boulevard on Saturday afternoon.
Two boys from a Northeast Philadelphia public housing project have been charged as adults in connection with the slaying of a Chinese food deliveryman last Thursday night near their home.
Thomas McLean had a job to do and needed help, a lot of it.
A South Philadelphia woman who allegedly caused a fatal head-on collision on Roosevelt Boulevard after a night of drinking in 2013 was arrested last week on felony charges.
A man was killed and a woman wounded by gunfire during an apparent robbery at a house in Frankford on Sunday, Philadelphia police say.
Burholme resident Denzel Mendoza was just blocks from his home when he flipped his car and crashed into a house early Sunday morning, leaving a woman passenger with critical injuries and himself behind bars.
A veteran firefighter from Lawncrest’s Engine 64 perished early Tuesday while battling a West Oak Lane basement fire. Joyce Craig-Lewis, 36, is the first woman firefighter to die in the line of duty in Philadelphia, Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.