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1 month ago

Philadelphia reaches a 'devastating' 300 homicides for the year

Philadelphia, which is battling an epidemic of gun violence, has reached 300 homicides for the year, police said.
1 month ago
City reaches a 'devastating' 300 homicides for the year
1 month ago

2 minors surrender to police in connection with beating death of 73-year-old Philadelphia man

Police said they are seeking seven suspects total in connection with the June 24 attack.
1 month ago
2 minors surrender in connection with beating death of 73-year-old man
1 month ago

Philadelphia police release images of 73-year-old man being attacked

Investigators are hoping to identify a group of teenagers seen on video attacking a 73-year-old man who later died from injuries.
1 month ago
Philadelphia police release images of 73-year-old man being attacked
2 months ago

Philippine government attorney fatally shot in Philadelphia

Officials say he was fatally shot in an Uber while visiting Philadelphia.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Building collapse after fire kills 1 firefighter; 5 injured

Several firefighters were trapped in a building that caught fire then collapsed.
2 months ago
1 firefighter dead after Philadelphia building collapse
2 months ago

Arrest warrants issued for 2 suspects in Philadelphia mass shooting: Prosecutor

At least two suspects in a mass shooting Saturday night Philadelphia are expected to be charged as early as Monday afternoon, according to prosecutors.
2 months ago
Arrest warrants issued for 2 suspects in Philadelphia mass shooting: Prosecutor
4 months ago

Mask whiplash strikes Philly amid changing rules across US

People in Philadelphia can be excused if they feel a sense of whiplash as the city abandons its indoor mask mandate just days after becoming the first U.S. metropolis to reimpose compulsory masking
4 months ago
Philadelphia drops short-lived mask mandate, claims victory
8 months ago

5 suspects in custody after carjacking lawmaker

Authorities said congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon’s car was taken from her at gunpoint in Philadelphia. The car was found in Delaware, and she was not physically hurt in the incident.
8 months ago
5 suspects in custody after carjacking lawmaker
10 months ago

Philadelphia-area transit union authorized to call strike

They could strike next month if an agreement isn’t reached on a new contract.
10 months ago
1 year ago

Gun violence continues in Philadelphia after 11 shot in 24 hours

Gun violence in Philadelphia was prominent over the weekend after 11 people were shot in a 24-hour period, according to police.
1 year ago
Gun violence continues in Philadelphia after 11 shot in 24 hours
1 year ago

Gunfire kills 1, wounds 5 at illegal Philadelphia gathering

At least 150 people fled for their lives, Police Commissioner Outlaw said.
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2 years ago

Off-duty Philadelphia police officer under investigation for DUI after driving car into occupied house

Off-duty Philadelphia police officer under investigation for DUI after driving car into occupied house
2 years ago
Woman injured, dog killed after off-duty police officer drives car into house
2 years ago

Philadelphia police evade gunfire to rescue victims as bullets fly at large block party

Five people were injured, including three teenagers.
2 years ago
Police evade gunfire to rescue victims as bullets fly at large block party
2 years ago

Alleged hit man charged with killing 4 in 'wanton, violent crimes,' says Philadelphia DA

An alleged "contract killer" has been charged with four counts of murder that took place in 2018 and 2019, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office announced Friday.
2 years ago
Alleged hit man charged with killing 4 in 'wanton, violent crimes'
2 years ago

Ex-mayor calls for city apology in fatal 1985 bombing

He was mayor when police dropped a bomb on a row house that killed 11 people.
2 years ago
Ex-mayor calls for city apology in fatal 1985 bombing
2 years ago

Police chase stolen ambulance in Philadelphia, nab driver

It was not immediately clear how the man got hold of the emergency vehicle.
2 years ago
Police chase stolen ambulance in Philadelphia, nab driver
3 years ago

New Philadelphia police chief starts amid surge in homicides

She faces calls for action to address alleged racism and gender discrimination.
3 years ago
3 years ago

Marchers in Philadelphia's Mummers Parade accused of wearing blackface

Two men were accused of wearing blackface at the annual Mummers Parade in Philadelphia.
3 years ago
Marchers in Philadelphia's Mummers Parade accused of wearing blackface
3 years ago

Danielle Outlaw becomes Philadelphia's 1st black woman police commissioner amid city's recent police scandals

“It’s not us versus them,” Philadelphia’s first black female police commissioner, Danielle Outlaw, said at a press conference on Monday.
3 years ago
Philadelphia's 1st black woman commissioner named amid city's recent police scandals
3 years ago

Politician 'stunned' by shootings of 2-year-old, 11-month-old looks to combat Philadelphia violence

A 2-year-old girl was shot dead in her home less than 24 hours after an 11-month-old boy was shot and critically injured while in a car.
3 years ago
Philadelphia politician 'stunned' by recent shootings looks to combat gun violence
3 years ago

Fire at large garage prompts Philadelphia school evacuation

Raging fire destroys large car garage in West Philadelphia and forces nearby high school, day care to evacuate
3 years ago
3 years ago

2-year-old shot dead in Philadelphia day after 11-month-old survives being shot 4 times

A 2-year-old child was shot and killed one day after an 11-month-old was shot four times.
3 years ago
2-year-old shot dead in Philadelphia day after 11-month-old shot 4 times
3 years ago

Strip down, saddle up: Naked bikers hit Philadelphia streets

Strip down, saddle up: Hundreds of naked bicyclists take to Philadelphia's streets for annual ride promoting positive body image
3 years ago
Naked bikers hit Philadelphia streets
3 years ago

Strip down, saddle up: Naked bikers hit Philadelphia streets

Annual naked ride is held to promote positive body image.
3 years ago
3 years ago

'Extensive' probe into Philadelphia police standoff to take months

Six offers were shot in Wednesday's hours-long standoff in Philadelphia. All survived.
3 years ago
'Extensive' probe into Philly police standoff to take months
3 years ago

Philadelphia police shooting suspect charged

The suspected gunman who unleashed a torrent of bullets at Philadelphia police while barricaded indoors was charged Saturday with attempted murder, court records show.
3 years ago
Philadelphia police shooting suspect charged
3 years ago

Suspected shooter in Philadelphia standoff charged with attempted murder

Maurice Hill, the suspected shooter in the Philadelphia shootout, was charged with attempted murder.
3 years ago
Suspected shooter in Philadelphia standoff charged with attempted murder
3 years ago

Philadelphia standoff suspect charged with attempted murder

Man accused of barricading himself in a Philadelphia row house, shooting 6 cops.
3 years ago
3 years ago

Man scales outside of 19-floor apartment building to escape fire in Philadelphia

A man scaled down the outside of a 19-floor building to escape a fire Thursday night in Philadelphia.
3 years ago
Man scales outside of 19-floor apartment building to escape fire in Philadelphia
3 years ago

Police: 5 shot, wounded in Philadelphia ambush by 3 teens

The teen suspects were estimated at no more than 15 years old.
3 years ago
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Philadelphia police chief inspector's son, 20, shot dead: 'Our hearts are broken'

Nicholas Flacco, 20, was shot in the chest and died Saturday night.
3 years ago
'Our hearts are broken': Police chief inspector's son, 20, shot dead
3 years ago

Historic Philly street closed due to danger of collapse

The street is in Philadelphia's historic Independence National Historical Park.
3 years ago
5 years ago

Philly councilman 'expected to fully heal' after being stabbed near his home

A Philadelphia councilman is "expected to fully heal" after he was stabbed during an attempted robbery near his home Wednesday night.
5 years ago
Philly councilman 'expected to fully heal' after being stabbed near his home
5 years ago

Judge orders prosecutors to charge Amtrak engineer in crash

A Philadelphia judge has ordered prosecutors to criminally charge the speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200.
5 years ago
Judge orders prosecutors to charge Amtrak engineer in crash
5 years ago

Index: 2 commuter trains collide near Philadelphia

ABC News' David Muir reports the stories people have been buzzing about.
5 years ago
Index: 2 commuter trains collide near Philadelphia
6 years ago

Philadelphia Transit Strike Comes to an End

The largest city in the battleground state of Pennsylvania will have mass transit running on Election Day.
6 years ago
Philadelphia Transit Strike Comes to an End
6 years ago

Philadelphia Gunman Nicholas Glenn Was 'Well Known' to Police, 'Hell-Bent' on Hurting Others

The suspect in the shooting rampage has been identified as Nicholas Glenn.
6 years ago
Philadelphia Gunman Was 'Well Known' to Police, 'Hell-Bent' on Hurting Others