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Metal Detectors Prevent Student From Bringing Gun to Northeast School

Metal detectors placed at the entryways of Samuel Fels High School in Northeast Philadelphia prevented a young teen from bringing a .40-caliber handgun to class […]

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Exploding Manhole Closes Part of Market Street in Old City

A manhole explosion closed a section of Market Street in Old City on Thursday morning. Police and pedestrians were called to 3rd and Market streets […]

City Life

Police: Teen Tried to Smuggle Gun Into North Philly School

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a teenage boy who attempted to bring a gun into a North Philadelphia charter school one day […]

City Life

Krasner’s First Real Test: How He Handles “Tainted Cops” List

Philadelphia’s most vulnerable citizens feel gaslighted for their distrust of local law enforcement. Every time a specific case occurs that provides clear evidence of either […]

City Life

Did Somebody Try to Blow Up Delilah’s Over the Weekend?

The police bomb squad unit was called to Delilah’s on Spring Garden Street early Sunday morning after an “unknown device” detonated inside a vehicle parked […]

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Philly Police: We’re Not Wasting Time Greasing Any More Poles

The Philadelphia Police Department has decided it’s not going to waste any more time or Crisco by greasing light poles ahead of the Super Bowl. After […]

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Cow Escapes Old City Nativity Scene Twice, Makes a Run for It on I-95

Forget Rudolph – Stormy the cow is going down in history. This morning, Stormy, a brown and white bovine belonging to Old First Reformed United […]

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For #NoSavesies 2017, the PPD Channeled “Stranger Things”

Snow’s in the forecast this weekend – and that means #nosavesies season is upon us. This year, Philly police are warning against the (illegal!) tradition of #savesies with a video […]

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Rowers Rescue Woman After Car Plunges Into Schuylkill

Rowers from the Penn Athletic Club helped rescue a 61-year-old woman after her car plunged into the Schuylkill River on Tuesday night. Police say the incident occurred around 5:15 […]

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Police Arrest Teens in Beating Death of Homeless Man

Philly police have arrested three teenagers who allegedly beat a homeless man to death in late November. Officials have charged 14-year-old Brandon Conrad, 16-year-old Malik Page, […]

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Police ID 15-Year-Old Found Burned Atop SEPTA Train

Police have identified the boy found burned atop a SEPTA train last week as 15-year-old Raekwon Jones of West Philly. Jones, who lived in Mill Creek, was […]

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Father, Grandmother Charged After 3-Year-Old Shoots Self

A three-year-old Philadelphia girl got hold of her father’s gun on Sunday and accidentally shot herself. Police say the child’s father, Terrance Williams, and grandmother, Barbara McGill, […]

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Police: Man Stabbed Victim Over Parking Dispute in Spring Garden

Police say a fight over parking in Spring Garden this weekend left one man in critical condition. According to officials, two men got into an argument […]

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Police, FBI Search for Alleged Center City Bank Robber

Philly police and the FBI are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a bank in Center City on Friday, November 24th. Officials say the […]

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Police: “Anarchists” Vandalized the South Street PPD Mini-Station

Philadelphia police are looking for a group of 10 to 12 people they believe to be anarchists who vandalized two squad cars and the area […]