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City Life

Shootings in Philadelphia Continue to Plummet From Record Levels

Check phillymag.com each morning Monday through Friday for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly […]

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City Life

Temple’s Journalism Dean Thinks We Should See the Carnage of the Texas School Shooting

On Tuesday, an 18-year-old with a legally purchased an AR-15 assault rifle and handgun proceeded to murder 21 people, including 19 children, at Robb Elementary […]

City Life

Philly’s Local TV Broadcasts Were a Masterclass in How Not to Cover a Live Shooting

There was a moment, early in the coverage of the shooting in North Philly on Wednesday — which left six Philadelphia police officers injured with gunshot wounds — that […]

City Life

City, State Politicians Call for Stricter Gun Laws After North Philly Shooting

Democrats in Philly and Pennsylvania just showed up big time for stricter gun control measures. More than two dozen local politicians gathered at City Hall […]

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City Life

What We Know About the North Philly Shooting That Injured 6 Police Officers

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. All eyes were on North Philadelphia on Wednesday evening after a gunman shot six Philadelphia police officers […]

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City Life

When Donald Trump Blames Mass Shootings on Mental Illness, He’s Blaming People Like Me

Last week, Donald Trump responded to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, by saying that “mental illness and hatred pulls the […]

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City Life

Gov. Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff for El Paso and Dayton Mass Shooting Victims

Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered all Pennsylvania state flags to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the mass shootings in El Paso, […]

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City Life

After Pittsburgh Shooting, Prayer — and Tighter Security — at Philly Synagogues

On Saturday morning in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, 46-year-old Robert Bowers entered the Tree of Life Synagogue and shot and killed 11 worshippers and injured six […]

City Life

Pa. Stops Company From Distributing 3D Downloadable Guns Here

Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro led efforts over the weekend to block a Texas-based company from sharing to 3D downloadable gun files in the Commonwealth — for now, at least. […]

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City Life

Bucks County School District Prepares for Shooting by Stockpiling Trauma Kits

Some school districts have hired security guards. Others have considered arming teachers with guns, rocks and baseball bats. Now, one Bucks County school district says it will prepare for […]

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City Life

Cherry Hill’s Public High Schools Now Have Armed Campus Officers

Armed campus officers began walking the halls of Cherry Hill’s two public high schools on Monday. They have replaced township police officers who were appointed by […]

City Life

PHOTOS: Students Flood Philly Streets for National School Walkout

Students all over the city — and the nation — left school on Wednesday morning to protest gun violence in the form of a walkout. Those who took […]

City Life

Uber Passenger Struck in Drive-By Shooting in Southwest Philly

Philadelphia police are investigating after a 22-year-old Uber passenger was struck by a bullet in a drive-by shooting on Sunday night in Southwest Philadelphia. CBS3 reports […]

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City Life

Philly to Host “March for Our Lives” Anti-Gun Violence Rally

Less than two weeks have passed since the horrific mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Those looking to stand against gun violence will have the opportunity to […]

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City Life

Philly Teachers Respond to Calls for Guns in Schools

In the wake of the Florida school shooting, one of the deadliest in modern American history, conservative legislators and others say they want to arm teachers […]