Gun Violence

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Social Media Threat Closed Tacony Academy Charter School in Wissinoming Today

UPDATE: Tacony Academy Charter School in Wissinoming is open today, according to a message from the school’s CEO and principal. “We are putting additional security […]

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Cops Make Arrest in Shooting at 15th and Locust

Philadelphia Police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting earlier this month at 15th and Locust streets in Center City. Police today announced […]


Council Looks to Create a Commission on Youth Gun Violence

The Philadelphia City Council appears ready to ask voters to approve a new commission to seek answers to the city’s ongoing problem with gun violence. […]

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False Alarm in “Active Shooter” Situation in San Diego

UPDATE 1/26/2016 2 p.m.: On Tuesday morning in California, shots were reported inside a San Diego naval facility, but it looks like it was a […]

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Tattoo Parlor Owner Shoots at Armed Robbers

Two men who allegedly tried to rob a Philadelphia tattoo parlor with a gun last Thursday night got a big surprise when it turned out […]

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Police ID Suspect, Offer $20,000 Reward in Shelter Shooting

UPDATE: The Philadelphia Police Department reports that John Brock, the suspect in Sunday’s shelter shooting, has turned himself in to homicide investigators. He’ll face charges […]

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Obama Talks Gun Violence and Executive Actions From White House

On Tuesday, United States President Barack Obama took to a podium at the White House to discuss the executive actions that the White House unveiled […]

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Bullets and Bigots: Remembering Philadelphia’s 1844 Anti-Catholic Riots

It started with a Bible, of all things. Bishop Francis Kenrick, who, like many of the newest Philadelphians in the mid-1840s, had come to America […]

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Police Release Suspect Photos in Thanksgiving Slaying in Port Richmond

Police have released photos of two men they say are suspected in the Thanksgiving Day slaying of a Port Richmond man. Ryan Kelly, 21, went […]

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Ex-Cape May County Man Among San Bernardino Shooting Victims

A former health inspector in Cape May County was among the 14 killed in the San Bernardino massacre yesterday. Nicholas Thalasinos was a health inspector […]

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After San Bernardino Shooting, “Thoughts and Prayers” Anger Is Wrong

After Tuesday’s massacre in San Bernardino, this is almost certainly the most viral, most-Facebooked newspaper cover in the country today: The idea? That “thoughts and […]


3 Dead After Apparent Murder-Suicide in Montco

Three were left dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Hatfield Borough on Sunday, authorities said. In a release today, Montgomery County district attorney Risa Vetri […]


2 Teens Charged in Slaying of Philadelphia Teenager

Two teenagers have been arrested in the shooting death of a 16-year-old in Strawberry Mansion on Sunday afternoon. At a press conference today, police announced […]


Philly Cops Asking for Help After Teen, 13, and Brother Shot

Philadelphia police today released surveillance footage of a double drive-by shooting in Tioga earlier this week. A 13-year-old boy was shot five times, while his […]


These Are the “Mass Shootings” in Philly So Far This Year

Gun violence has dominated the news recently. Following the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College last week, there was a threat posted online that warned of […]