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Philadelphia Crime

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.

20 hours ago

(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

(Credit: Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

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

Anthony Waters

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

(Members of the public file past the casket of Officer Moses Walker during funeral ceremonies in North Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Slain Philadelphia Police Officer Moses Walker Laid To Rest

Police officers from around the region joined Officer Walker’s family and his 22nd District colleagues in remembering his life.

08/27/2012

(The Philadelphia home of Rep. Bob Brady.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Wife Of Rep. Bob Brady Interrupts Break-In At Their Philadelphia Home

When she saw them apparently trying to jimmy a sliding glass door in the back of the house, she yelled and banged on a window, driving them off.

06/15/2012

(The home where a man was fatally shot in an apparent home invasion.  Credit: Jim Melwert)

Motive Still Unclear In Strawberry Mansion Murder

“We don’t know if there was any relationship at all between the victims and the killers. We don’t believe there was,” police commissioner Charles Ramsey said on Tuesday.

03/06/2012

Police Investigate Hunting Park Homicide

Gunfire claimed the life of a Hunting Park man early Tuesday morning.

12/21/2010

Assault

Man Wanted For 3 Center City Attacks

Philadelphia police are looking for the man they say is responsible for a series of sex attacks on women in Center City on Saturday evening.

11/24/2010