Report: 3-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Uncle Near LOVE Park

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A man was reportedly shot multiple times by his 3-year-old nephew shortly before noon on Friday near LOVE Park.

According to NBC10, police believe the incident occurred near 16th and Arch streets when the 3-year-old boy got hold of a gun while sitting in the back seat of his uncle’s car. The victim was in the driver’s seat when the boy fired the gun, police told the news organization.  Read more »

GoFundMe for Family of Slain Spring Garden Father Reaches $250K in 7 Days

A GoFundMe page for the family of Gerard Grandzol, the father who police say was fatally shot in front of his 2-year-old daughter in Spring Garden last week, has reached a quarter of a million dollars in seven days.

Police say Grandzol was shot in the evening of September 7th on the 1500 block of Melon Street, where he lived. He had just parked his car with his daughter inside when two brothers, 16-year-old Marvin Roberts and 21-year-old Maurice Roberts, approached him and demanded his wallet and keys, officials say.  Read more »

WATCH: Man Shoots Gun Into North Philly Home

Philadelphia police are searching for a man who shot a gun into a North Philly home earlier this month.

Officials say the incident occurred around 12:40 a.m. on September 5th in the 200 block of West Thayer Street.

Surveillance footage shows the suspect exiting a vehicle before walking over to the front of a house and preparing to fire the gun. He then struggles to operate the weapon, appears to give up and walks away for a moment before returning to the home and shooting several times. The man eventually returns to the car, which drives away.  Read more »

Father Shot, Killed in Front of 2-Year-Old Daughter in Spring Garden

Police say a father was shot and killed on Thursday night in front of his 2-year-old daughter in Spring Garden.

Gerard Grandzol, 38, was shot around 8 p.m. on the 1500 block of Melon Street, where he lived, police say. Grandzol had just parked his car when he was approached by two men, including one who was armed with a gun, according to officials. Read more »

Judge: Broad Street Median Parking Is Here to Stay – for Now

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It’s the end of the line for the lawsuit filed in July by self-proclaimed urbanists who sought to end median parking on Broad Street.

On Wednesday, Common Pleas Court Judge Daniel J. Anders tossed a suit filed by political action committee 5th Square, which sued the Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia Parking Authority to get officials to enforce ticketing on the median.  Read more »

Philly Woman Gets 8 Years in Prison For Trying to Join ISIS

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A 33-year-old mother of two from North Philly has been sentenced to eight years in prison for communicating with and supporting Islamic State fighters online.

Keonna Thomas, who went by “YoungLioness” and “Fatayat Al Khilafah” on Twitter, pleaded guilty to “knowingly attempting to provide material support and resources” following her arrest in April of 2015Read more »

Report: Temple Student’s Body Taken 100 Miles in a Lyft

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L: Jenna Burleigh | R: Joshua Hupperterz via the Philadelphia Police Department

Joshua Hupperterz, the 29-year-old man who is accused of murdering 22-year-old Temple University student Jenna Burleigh last week, used Lyft to transport her remains in a storage bin more than 100 miles from his mother’s house in Jenkintown, Pa. to Wayne County, a police source told Philly.comRead more »

Funeral Home Worker Charged With Dumping Human Organs in North Philly

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A former Camden funeral home worker has been charged with dumping a casket with infant remains in North Philly.

Philly.com reports that police say 24-year-old Jeremy Brooks of North Philly dumped a child-size casket with human organs on the 3100 block of W. Clearfield Street in early July.  Read more »

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