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Crime

rick santorum at a doug mastriano rally in delco
City Life

Philly Today: Santorum Lathers Up Delco for Mastriano

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking reporters, please send it […]

a screenshot from the terrible sandwich video on tiktok
City Life

Philly Today: Main Line Mom Racks Up 40 Million Views for Adorable Back-to-School Video

Ardmore Mom’s “Terrible Sandwich Video” Goes Viral on TikTok You know when a bunch of people seem to be obsessing about some silly video making […]

one photo of the merriam-webster dictionary, whose new word list does not include the word jawn, and another of john fetterman
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Philly Today: Merriam-Webster’s New Word List Is an Insult to Philadelphians Everywhere

Merriam-Webster’s New Jawn-Free Word List Is an Insult to Philadelphia Every year, Merriam-Webster introduces its list of new words. And every year, we sit here […]

a peta billboard against cheesesteaks has appeared near pat's and geno's in philadelphia
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Philly Today: PETA Trolls Pat’s and Geno’s, a Shoplifting Surge, and Pricey Eagles Tickets

PETA vs. Cheesesteaks The world’s most well-known animal rights group would like to remind you that not only are cheesesteaks unhealthy — they also are […]

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Philly Massage Therapist Booking Appointments Despite Sexual Assault Charge, Suspended License

On the morning of Monday, July 25th, in Drexel Hill, a gray car pulled up in front of a home and parked as I sat […]

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy math teacher Andrew Wolf, who has been arrested by the FBI and charged with child pornography (photo via SCH Facebook page)
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Fired Teacher at Elite Philly Private School Pleads Guilty in Child Porn Case

Just over eight months after the FBI arrested him amid a child pornography investigation, a former teacher at an elite private school in Philadelphia has […]

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy math teacher Andrew Wolf, who has been arrested by the FBI and charged with child pornography (photo via SCH Facebook page)
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Fired Springside Chestnut Hill Teacher’s Victims Included His Own Students, Feds Now Say

When the feds arrested Springside Chestnut Hill Academy math teacher Andrew Wolf on child pornography charges in October, many worried that the alleged crimes might […]

larry krasner, the district attorney of philadelphia
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Now That Larry Krasner’s Apologized, Will the Pols Who Flogged Him Do Something About Gun Violence?

There was ignorance, backlash, backpedaling, and finally, shame. Last week during a press conference, District Attorney Larry Krasner made the ignorant decision to try to […]

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Philly Just Surpassed 500 Homicides. Can We Admit Gun Buyback Programs Aren’t Helping?

With a month to go in 2021, Philadelphia has already hit 500 homicides. At an average of one homicide every 16 hours in the city, […]

bobby henon, who was just convicted along with johnny doc, and seth williams
City Life

The Utterly Ridiculous History of Corrupt (and Allegedly Corrupt) Philly Politicians

’Twas more than a century before the Bobby Henon conviction that muckraking investigative journalist Lincoln Steffens wrote about Philadelphia in a series of articles detailing […]

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Sorry, Dave Chappelle, But LGBTQ Jokes Aren’t Funny. This Killing Shows Us Why

“It’s just jokes — relax,” a guy at my barbershop said last month. He had been making off-color remarks about same-sex marriage as I was […]

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy math teacher Andrew Wolf, who has been arrested by the FBI and charged with child pornography (photo via SCH Facebook page)
City Life

Disturbing New Details Emerge About Springside Chestnut Hill Teacher Charged with Child Porn

Update 1/13/2022: The feds now allege that some of the Andrew Wolf victims included his own middle school students at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Click […]

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy math teacher Andrew Wolf, who has been arrested by the FBI and charged with child pornography (photo via SCH Facebook page)
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Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Math Teacher Charged By Feds with Child Pornography

Update 1/13/2022: The feds now say that the victims of fired Springside Chestnut Hill teacher Andrew Wolf included his own middle school students. Read the […]

South Philadelphia resident Michael Dickinson, who has been arrested for his alleged role in the Capitol riots on January 6th in Washington D.C.
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South Philly Man Charged in Capitol Riots

It’s been just over nine months since the Capitol riots took place in Washington, D.C., and so far, law enforcement agencies have charged at least […]

boston marathon dad mike rossi, years prior to his latest arrest
City Life

“Boston Marathon Dad” Mike Rossi Attacks Cops, Gets Probation

When Black people attack cops (or just, you know, sell untaxed cigarettes), they get killed by police. But if you’re a white guy like Mike […]