Violent Crime

(Students leave messages near the locker of Aisha Abdur Rhaman, killed on a nearby street corner.  Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Classmates, Others Mourn Loss of Teen Girl Killed on an Olney Street

Delaware Valley Charter High School sits just blocks away from where Aisha Abdur Rhaman was killed, at Broad and Olney. Her locker is now a memorial.

09/23/2014

(File photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

Firebomber Who Killed 6 in North Philadelphia Gets Life Sentence

Robert Merritt was the one who actually set the fire at about 5am, throwing a lit gasoline can into the living room on orders of a local drug kingpin.

09/19/2014

(Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Trial In 2012 Slaying Of Baby, Grandmother In Montco Set To Begin This Week

Jury selection is scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a suburban Philadelphia man accused of having killed a baby and her grandmother in a botched kidnapping plot.

09/16/2014

(The attack occurred in the 1600 block of Chancellor Street.  File photo by CBS3)

Same-Sex Couple Speaks Out After Alleged Attack In Center City

Police commissioner Charles Ramsey says they don’t take this type of incident lightly.

09/15/2014

(A police car sits near the block where a pregnant woman was shot by a gunman apparently aiming at someone else.  File photo by Mike Dougherty)

$40,000 Reward Offered In Frankford Shooting Death Of Mother, Unborn Baby

Investigators say a stray bullet hit the woman in the face from nearly a block away. Investigators think the gunman was aiming at a car passing by.

09/15/2014

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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

Suspect Milton Garcia (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Trial Ordered in Center City Home Invasion and Rape Case

Milton Garcia, a Honduran national charged with raping a woman in her Rittenhouse Square-area apartment this past June, has been ordered held for trial without bail.

09/11/2014

(David St. Onge Jr. is escorted from district court after waiving his preliminary hearing.  File photo by Brad Segall)

Guilty Plea in Montco Grandson’s Abuse-of-Corpse Case

David St. Onge Jr. didn’t kill his grandfather, but he did tell the judge that he agreed to help his father dispose of the body and cover up the evidence.

09/11/2014

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

(David St. Onge Jr. is escorted from district court after waiving his preliminary hearing.  File photo by Brad Segall)

Guilty Plea in Montco Body-Dumping Case May Hinge on Related Charges

David St. Onge Jr. was also charged with theft and related offenses for allegedly using the victim’s credit cards.

09/09/2014

(credit: CBS3)

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

Nelson Mandela Myers, who found a missing girl in Upper Darby. (Credit: CBS3)

Samaritan Who Located Young Phila. Crime Victim in Playground Testifies

Imagine this: you’re walking to work early one winter morning when it’s still dark, and you hear a little voice crying out, “Help! Help! Help!”

08/28/2014

(A law enforcement official points to surveillance photo of a woman dressed in Muslim garb picking up a kindergarten student who was sexually assaulted a short time later.  File photo)

Family of Five-Year-Old Phila. Kidnap-Rape Victim Testifies at Trial

A nine-year-old brother was cleared to testify after the judge determined he understood right from wrong.

08/26/2014

(Christina Regusters is accused of donning Muslim garb to impersonate the kidnap  victim's mother.  File photo)

Trial Opens For Phila. Woman Accused Of Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Schoolgirl

Christina Regusters is accused of dressing in Muslim garb, impersonating the girl’s mother to remove her from her kindergarten class, then sexually attacking the child.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/25/2014

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