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Regusters Convicted of Kidnapping, Molesting West Philadelphia Kindergartener

A Philadelphia jury has found Christina Regusters guilty of kidnapping a five-year-old girl from her West Philadelphia kindergarten class, molesting her, then leaving her in an Upper Darby playground.

09/12/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Defense Presents Closing Argument in West Phila. Kidnap-Rape Case

The five-year-old victim was kidnapped from her West Philadelphia school by a woman posing as her mother, then sexually assaulted.

09/10/2014

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1 Dead, 2 Injured In Juniata Triple Shooting

It happened around noon Monday in the 4200 block of Malta Street.

09/08/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

At Trial, Police Describe Search That Led to Kidnap-Rape Defendant Christina Regusters

Testimony in the trial of a 21-year-old woman charged with kidnapping a Philadelphia child from her elementary school and then sexually assualting her focused today on the police investigation that led to the defendant.

08/29/2014

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Trial Ordered in Alleged South Philadelphia Backpack Murder

A police sergeant testified that he pulled up on the scene right after the shooting last September and found Jose Gabino Aparicio dying in a friend’s arms.

07/29/2014

(A billboard above Tony Luke's advertises the reward for information in the murder of Don Ly.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

South Phila. Billboards Promote Reward For Info in 2013 Murder

One billboard is above Tony Luke’s, the cheesesteak shop near Front and Oregon, the other is at Ninth and Washington.

07/24/2014

Suspects Justen Smith and Terry Ballard. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Cops: 2 Facing Murder Charges In Deaths Of Elderly Couple In Strawberry Mansion

Two suspects are facing murder charges in the deaths of an elderly couple who were found in their Philadelphia home late last week.

07/21/2014

(The vacant lot next to an abandoned home on North Third Street where Laura Araujo's body was found in a duffel bag.  Image from CBS-3)

Neighbor Charged With Murder of Philadelphia Art School Graduate

Police say Jeremiah Jakson, 22, lived in the same boarding house as victim Laura Araujo. They think he killed her after was burglarizing her room.

07/16/2014

(The vacant lot next to an abandoned home on North Third Street where Laura Araujo's body was found in a duffel bag.  Image from CBS-3)

Woman Found In Duffel Bag ID’d; Police Questioning Person Of Interest

Police say the body discovered by a trash picker in the 2200 block of North Third Street has been identified as that of 23-year-old Laura Araujo.

07/15/2014

(Richard Bynum.  Phila. PD photo)

Suspect Fingered by GPS Tracker After String of NE Philly Store Holdups

Richard Bynum, 48, who lives on 79th Street near Washington Lane, was arrested on robbery and related charges after a tracking device was found in his car.

07/03/2014

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Philadelphia Man Convicted of Abusing Young Son For Two Years

The victim testified in court that the sexual assaults began when he was five and continued for two years, until the father married another woman.

06/26/2014

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Teen Neighbor Charged With Stabbing Hoarders in Olney Home

Police say suspect Anthony Waters was hosing blood off one the victims when officers arrived on the scene.

06/26/2014

(Murder victim Rodney Boykins, in family photo.)

Family, Phila. Police Seek Answers In Unsolved 2011 Murder of Social Worker

It’s a cold case, but police and a distraught mother still look for justice in a 2011 murder in Cedarbrook, in the far northwest section of Philadelphia.

09/25/2013

(Deputy mayor Everett Gillison, at lectern, is flanked by other city officials on Thursday in the mayor's reception room.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

City Officials Pursuing Multifaceted Approach To Lowering Crime In Worst Areas

Everett Gillison, deputy mayor for public safety, says the spike in homicides, combined with the raw emotional impact of the Trayvon Martin case, pushed the Nutter administration to verbalize its tactics.

07/25/2013

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Philadelphia Serial Rapist Pleads Guilty in 3 Attacks

Defendant Joseph Woods, 41, has admitted that he targeted women he saw he saw on Septa’s Broad Street Subway line, following them off the trains and attacking them.

09/04/2012

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