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1 month ago

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts donates $200,000 for AC units in Philadelphia schools

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts' donation to Philadelphia schools will help keep temperatures comfortable for students and teachers during warmer months.
1 month ago
Jalen Hurts at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 10, 2024 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
2 months ago

3 shot and killed in Philadelphia suburb: Police

An "extremely dangerous" suspect is at large after three people were killed in apparently targeted shootings in Falls Township, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, police said.
2 months ago
An "extremely dangerous" suspect is at large after three people were killed in apparently targeted shootings in Falls Township, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, police said.
2 months ago

Deadly shooting spree in Philadelphia suburb

Dramatic video shows police rescuing hostages from a home in Trenton, New Jersey, before a suspect was brought into custody.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Deadly shooting spree in Philadelphia suburb
3 months ago

Questions raised over violent traffic stop and arrest in Philadelphia

The city's mayor called video of the incident involving a high-ranking city official and her husband, "very concerning."
3 months ago
VIDEO: Questions raised over violent traffic stop and arrest in Philadelphia
3 months ago

Death row inmate exonerated 30 years after 1994 arson murder

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office found "critical" flaws in the 1994 first-degree murder investigation.
3 months ago
Daniel Gwynn, center, was exonerated for a 1994 arson murder conviction in Philadelphia, Feb. 28, 2024.
6 months ago

Shootout between suspect, police in Philadelphia

An investigation is underway after dozens of rounds were exchanged between a suspect and Philadelphia police officers.
6 months ago
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6 months ago

1 security guard killed, 1 hurt in stabbing at Macy's

One security guard was killed and another was injured in a stabbing attack at a Macy's department store in Philadelphia on Monday morning, authorities said.
6 months ago
Law enforcement at the scene of a stabbing at a Macy's in Philadelphia, Dec. 4, 2023.
7 months ago

Blistering report released on what led to Philadelphia jail break

The district attorney says a guard was asleep on duty when two inmates escaped their cells in May. Motion detectors in the jail were also not working.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Blistering report released on what led to Philadelphia jail break
8 months ago

Groups of masked teenagers loot Philadelphia stores, over 50 arrested: Police

Large groups of teenagers stormed into shops in the heart of downtown Philadelphia on Tuesday night and looted handfuls of merchandise before fleeing.
8 months ago
A man talks on a phone outside a retail store in Philadelphia after several incidents of looting occurred in the evening of Sept. 26, 2023.
8 months ago

Philadelphia public school teachers sue school district

The teachers claim their First Amendment rights were violated after they were docked two days' pay for protesting the handling of asbestos in the building.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Philadelphia public school teachers sue school district
1 year ago

Father says teen killed in Philadelphia mass shooting saved his son's life

The father of a 13-year-old boy who was wounded in a Fourth of July mass shooting in Philadelphia, said 15-year-old Daujan Brown, died trying to protect his child.
1 year ago
Rafiq Fitzgerald Sr. told "Good Morning America" on July 6, 2023, that his 13-year-old son's life was saved by his best friend, 15-year-old Daujan Brown, who was killed in the Philadelphia mass shooting this week.Enable GingerCannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connection
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1 year ago

14-year-old shot and killed on Philadelphia subway platform

A teenager was fatally shot on a SEPTA platform in Philadelphia on Saturday, according to police.
1 year ago
Fatal shooting in Philadelphia on May 14, 2023.
1 year ago

1 inmate in custody, 1 still at large after Philadelphia jail breach: Police

One of the two inmates who had escaped the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center has been taken into custody, police said Thursday night.
1 year ago
Two inmates escaped from the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center, authorities said.
1 year ago

Woman arrested in connection with Philly jailbreak

Police said they apprehended a woman who was recorded on a phone call with one of the two fugitives.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Woman arrested in connection with Philly jailbreak
1 year ago

Philadelphia schools temporarily close after asbestos detected

The School District of Philadelphia announced on Friday that a high school and an elementary school would close after asbestos was found.
1 year ago
The School District of Philadelphia announced on Friday that a high school and an elementary school would close after asbestos was found.
1 year ago

2 more schools in this city to temporarily close after asbestos detected

Two Philadelphia schools are immediately closing due to asbestos concerns amid a districtwide review of records on the potentially hazardous mineral fiber.
1 year ago
Mitchell Elementary School is shown in Philadelphia.
1 year ago

Philadelphia's water safe to drink and use: Officials

The city's drinking water will not be affected by a chemical spill near the Delaware River, according to an update from the Philadelphia Department of Water.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Philadelphia's water safe to drink and use: Officials
2 years ago

City 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.
2 years ago
Philadelphia has had 300 homicides this year after a shooting death, July 18, 2022.
2 years ago

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

Police said they are seeking seven suspects total in connection with the June 24 attack.
2 years ago
Philadelphia police released surveillance video of a deadly attack, which occurred on June 24, 2022.
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Investigators are hoping to identify a group of teenagers seen on video attacking a 73-year-old man who later died from injuries.
2 years 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 years ago
Pedestrians walk past bullet holes in the window of a store front on South Street in Philadelphia, June 5, 2022.
2 years 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.
2 years ago
VIDEO: 5 suspects in custody after carjacking lawmaker
3 years 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.
3 years ago
The Philadelphia Police Department investigates a shooting that took place on Saturday, April 10, 2021.
3 years ago

Woman injured, dog killed after off-duty police officer drives car into house

Off-duty Philadelphia police officer under investigation for DUI after driving car into occupied house
3 years ago
A police car drives in Philadelphia, March 24, 2020.
4 years ago

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

Five people were injured, including three teenagers.
4 years ago
A police car drives in Philadelphia, March 24, 2020.
4 years ago

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

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.
4 years ago
Steven Williams, 25, is pictured in this photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department.
4 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.
4 years ago
Members of the Saints Wench Brigade strut in front of the judges at City Hall during the Mummers Parade, Jan. 1, 2019, in Philadelphia.
4 years ago

Philadelphia's 1st black woman commissioner named 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.
4 years ago
Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw poses for a photo in Portland, Ore. Outlaw was named  the new Philadelphia police commissioner.
5 years ago

Philadelphia politician 'stunned' by recent shootings looks to combat gun 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.
5 years ago
Police officers respond to the scene where an 11-month-old was shot four times in Philadelphia on Oct. 19, 2019.
5 years ago

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

A 2-year-old child was shot and killed one day after an 11-month-old was shot four times.
5 years ago
A 2-year-old child was killed in a shooting in North Philadelphia on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
5 years ago

'Extensive' probe into Philly police standoff to take months

Six offers were shot in Wednesday's hours-long standoff in Philadelphia. All survived.
5 years ago
Police officers monitor activity near a residence while responding to a shooting on August 14, 2019 in Philadelphia.
5 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.
5 years ago
The suspected gunman who unleashed a torrent of bullets at Philadelphia police while barricaded indoors was charged Saturday with attempted murder, court records show.
5 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.
5 years ago
Police take shooting suspect, Maurice Hill, into custody after a standoff on Aug. 14, 2019 with police, that wounded several police officers, in Philadelphia.
5 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.
5 years ago
A man is seen climbing down a 19-story high-rise during a fire Thursday night in Philadelphia. He escaped unharmed.
5 years ago

'Our hearts are broken': Police chief inspector's son, 20, shot dead

Nicholas Flacco, 20, was shot in the chest and died Saturday night.
5 years ago
Nicholas Flacco, 20, was fatally shot in the chest in Philadelphia, March 30, 2019.
7 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.
7 years ago
Republican David Oh is at the WHYY studios, in Philadelphia, Oct. 17, 2011. Police say Councilman Oh was stabbed once in the left side late Wednesday night, May 31, 2017, by a would-be robber as he was getting out of his car. A legislative aide Oh had surgery overnight and is expected to return home soon.
7 years ago

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
7 years ago

VIDEO: Index: 2 commuter trains collide near Philadelphia
8 years ago

VIDEO: The largest city in the battleground state of Pennsylvania will have mass transit running on Election Day.
8 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.
8 years ago
An aerial view of police activity of a shooting in Philadelphia on September 16, 2016.