Philadelphia police are looking for a man they labeled a “person of interest” in the 4 a.m. explosion of a package on the 1800 block of Pine Street last week.
Cops say the man in the video is not necessarily the person who made the mailbomb, but that he is the person who dropped off the package that later exploded in the living room of 60-year-old James Alden. According to a fundraiser page for Alden, he lost parts of his fingers on his left hand and had pieces of shrapnel removed from his chest, arms, and face. More than $20,000 has been raised. Read more »
When Dorion Young’s son walked away from him at the end of a holiday argument about the use of the car, the Philadelphia police officer raised his pistol and fired two shots at him. One went through his shoe. The other hit him in the back.
That’s according to Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, who announced Young’s arrest today at a press conference. The incident happened inside Young’s home on September 5th, Labor Day, in the Holme Circle section of Northeast Philadelphia. He was off duty.
“If you are a Philadelphia police officer, elected official or private citizen, you cannot use your gun to try to end an argument,” Williams said in prepared remarks during a press conference at the DA’s office. “Everyone, no matter who you are, no matter what you job is, no matter if you are rich or poor, will be held accountable for their actions. While this is a terrible, I repeat, terrible tragedy, there’s no excuse for what happened that day. Dorion Young will be held responsible for having shot his son.” Read more »
A Center City resident was reportedly injured when he opened a package containing an explosive device around 4 a.m. this morning in his home on the 1800 block of Pine Street. Read more »
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Philadelphia police are searching for two men who allegedly climbed through a City Hall window yesterday. Read more »
Lilly Pulitzer CIO Keary McNew in a photo released by the Montgomery County District Attorney.
This post has been updated with a statement from Lilly Pulitzer.
Keary McNew is the vice president and chief information officer for women’s clothing company Lilly Pulitzer, and a man whose name has turned up in publications like the Wall Street Journal. But on Wednesday, the 40-year-old Plymouth Meeting resident’s name appeared in a much different place: an announcement by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. Read more »
Peter Andrew Danzig is a popular actor and choreographer in Philadelphia. He resides in South Philadelphia with his boyfriend, and he’s routinely walked the streets at night without any problems. But that all changed on Thursday. Read more »
Philadelphia Police today released footage of the man they say vandalized several homes and automobiles in South Philadelphia with pro-Trump graffiti the day after Donald Trump won the presidency.
Cops described the suspect as male with a medium build. He was wearing a baseball cap, light-colored jacket with a reflective strip, light-colored pants, black gloves and white sneakers. Police say the vandalism happened around 5 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more »
Mehdi Fraiji (left) and Raeese Nasir have been arrested and charged in connection to October’s Rittenhouse shooting. Photos courtesy of Philadelphia Police.
Philadelphia police have arrested and charged a second suspect in connection with the Rittenhouse shooting that occurred in late October, in which 17-year-old Mehdi Fraiji allegedly shot a bicyclist who tried to intervene during the teens’ attempted robbery. Read more »
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Philadelphia police have charged a 16-year-old who allegedly shot two people with a paintball gun on Temple University’s Main Campus on Sunday. Read more »
A Delaware County man was acquitted of indecent assault during the Democratic National Convention yesterday by a Philadelphia judge. Read more »