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Gun Violence

Akyra Murray

Philadelphia Teenager, Prep Basketball Star Killed in Pulse Nightclub Shooting

One of the victims of the horrific Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando was a Philadelphia prep basketball star with a bright future. West Catholic Prep […]

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Candlelight Vigil to be Held for Slain South Jersey Singer Christina Grimmie

A vigil will be held Monday night for South-Jersey singer Christina Grimmie, who was shot while signing photographs after performing Friday night in Orlando. She died at […]

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Philly and the Nation React in Horror to Orlando Shootings

A mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando left at least 50 people dead and 53 wounded this weekend in what was the worst […]

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Orlando Nightclub Shooting Was a Hate Crime

“We find community and sanctuary on the dance floor. As Latino gay men, we teach ourselves to break tradition so that we can take the […]

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Shrine to Victims of Illegally Purchased Guns Pops Up in South Philly

Hanging on a fence around a parking lot right outside the Ellsworth-Federal stop on the Broad Street Line, more than 50 t-shirts flap in the […]

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Philly Police Will Likely Face Questions Over Fatal Overbrook Shooting

Update: The man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Overbrook has been identified as Richard Ferretti, 52, of Andreas, Schuylkill County, a town […]

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Police: Slaying Witnessed by State Rep. Candidate Result of Neighborhood Beef

Little by little, the sidewalk in front of a patch of weathered storefronts and takeout shops in Cedarbrook filled up Monday afternoon with middle-aged guys […]

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Senator Casey and Commissioner Ross: This New Smartphone Gun Must Be Stopped

Right now, when you picture a handgun, the silhouette doesn’t resemble the iPhone in your pocket. Sen. Bob Casey and Philly Police Commissioner Richard Ross want […]

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Maybe It’s Time for Philly to Think Differently About Crime

In the aftermath of Philadelphia’s most recent appallingly violent weekend, familiar scenes are playing out across the city for what seems like the umpteenth time. You […]

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Did Accused Cop Shooter Smuggle a Gun Into Jail?

A female prisoner couldn’t believe what she saw Scott Griffin do inside a police holding cell, just a month before he allegedly shot a young Philly […]

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Alleged Gunman, Cohort Arrested in Cop Shooting

Scott Griffin is behind bars — again. The 23-year-old, whom authorities say shot Officer James McCullough on Sunday night, was arrested earlier today by undercover narcotics […]

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Dad Charged With Shooting 4-Year-Old Daughter Recently Posted Gun Photos on His Facebook

A Philadelphia municipal court judge has denied bail for 30-year-old Kensington resident Maurice Phillips, who is charged with shooting his 4-year-old daughter Tahirah in the […]

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The Philly Police Force Is Short About 400 Officers. What Does That Mean?

What happens when your police force has about 400 fewer cops than expected? That’s the question we posed to Police Commissioner Richard Ross on Friday, […]

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Police Officer Shot in West Philly Sunday Night

Update: Some additional information has to come to light about an incident that ended with a cop getting shot on Sunday. According to law enforcement […]

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Are Doctors the Key to Ending Philly Gun Violence?

The sunlight and the tease of perfectly mild weather lured Nikki Jones and her son out of their low-slung West Philadelphia rowhouse on March 23rd. […]