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I-95 Shooting That Injured 2 People Stemmed From Fight, Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A portion of I-95 northbound in Philadelphia was closed for about an hour as police investigated a shooting on the roadway on Wednesday night. Two people were injured in the shooting that stemmed from a fight, police say.


A $5 million punitive damages verdict in Philadelphia has been reduced to $300K by judge

PHILADELPHIA - A $5 million jury verdict against Teva Pharmaceuticals has been cut to $300,000 after a Philadelphia judge ruled on post-trial motions. On Feb. 4, U.S. District Judge Mark Kearney denied Teva Pharmaceuticals' motion for judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure in the matter invo


Emergency Community Meeting Called In Aftermath Of Deadly Shootings Involving Teens In Southwest Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An emergency meeting was called Thursday in the aftermath of two shootings involving teenagers in Southwest Philadelphia. Of the three teens who were shot, two were killed and a 16-year-old girl was critically injured after she was shot in the neck.


Heat can’t hold off Joel Embiid-less 76ers in Dwyane Wade’s final game in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, JJ Redick hit a late 3-pointer and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame All-Star center Joel Embiid‘s absence to beat the Miami Heat 106-102 on Thursday night.


Bail reform paying off in Philadelphia

Bail reform is paying off in Philadelphia. That’s the word from the City of Brotherly Love nearly a year after its newly elected district attorney began releasing a number of low-level crime suspects without requiring them to post bond.


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'Frankford Slasher' Case Still Haunts Philadelphia, Remains Unsolved

It’s been nearly 30 years since the "Frankford Slasher" terrorized Philadelphia, killing at least eight women whose murders still remain a mystery. Decades later, police are re-examining existing DNA evidence that could, finally, lead to solving the case.


Boy, 4, Dies After Being Impaled By Glass: Philadelphia Police

PHILADELPHIA — A 4-year-old boy died after falling on and being impaled by glass in North Philadelphia Wednesday, according to Philadelphia Police. The incident occurred at about 3:43 p.m. Wednesday on the 3200 block of north Reese Street, police said.


Police: Video shows man who killed another outside of corner store

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a killer who gunned down a man outside a corner store earlier this month. Investigators just released this video showing the gunman inside a business on the 4900 block of Thompson Street, around 7:30 p.


Police Investigating After 26-Year-Old Man Shot In North Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are investigating the shooting of a 26-year-old man in North Philadelphia on Thursday. The shooting happened on 2300 block of West Huntingdon Street, around 12:30 p.m.


Middletown Police charge Philadelphia man with attempted murder for 2018 shooting

A Philadelphia man has been charged with attempted murder for firing into a victim's vehicle while the victim was driving in Middletown, authorities announced Thursday. According to Middletown Police, Marquis James, 20, of the 6000 block of Washington Avenue, shot at the victim several times in the


Authorities: 3 people found stabbed in Pennsylvania home

FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been stabbed at Pennsylvania home. But it's not yet clear what sparked the stabbings, which occurred around 10 a.m. Thursday in Ridley.


Philadelphia sues seven big banks, alleges municipal bond collusion

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The city of Philadelphia has filed an antitrust lawsuit accusing seven major banks of conspiring to inflate interest rates for a type of bond used by cities, towns and other public entities, costing them potentially billions of dollars.


Inside Philadelphia's most expensive apartments

Believe it or not, the priciest listing in today's Philadelphia rental market is going for $12,500/month — a whopping 322 percent above the median average for 3-bedroom rentals in PA. As absurd as it may seem, it's not the only opulent listing in the city. But just how choice are the features, given


Police: Car goes airborne in Southwest Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police are questioning witnesses to learn how a car ended up on the sidewalk in Southwest Philadelphia. Authorities believe the driver lost control and went airborne on the 1100 block of South 56th Street around 2:30 a.m. Thursday.


K2, a potent synthetic drug, is on the rise in Philly, challenging police and outreach workers

Use of the drug K2, which can lead to erratic behavior and unpredictable side effects, is on the rise in Philadelphia, cropping up in neighborhoods like Kensington, the heart of the city’s opioid epidemic, and at Suburban Station, where officials say it is contributing to a tense relationship betwee


Pennsylvania prison guard sentenced for sexual abuse of inmate

SCRANTON, Pa. (WHTM) - One of seven prison guards charged with sexually abusing female inmates at a jail in Scranton has pleaded no contest to a count of official oppression. Jeffrey Staff was sentenced after the plea Thursday to nine months of probation. As part of the sentence, Staff is barred fro


Troopers Chase Minivan From Bucks County To Philadelphia

A driver fled Pennsylvania State Police and kicked off a chase last week, according to court papers. Last Thursday around 8:25 p.m., a trooper was using radar to monitor the speed of vehicles along westbound I-295 in Lower Makefield, about a mile from the Middletown border, when a Chrysler Town and


With questionable signatures and a dubious will, a man lays claim to a dead woman’s house

To hear Donnie McLaurin Jr. tell it, the story is almost magical. He says Gail Harrison, childless and unmarried, befriended him while he was growing up in Brewerytown. She took him in while his dad was in prison. She was like his stepmother. He called her “Mom.”


With Philadelphia Housing Authority’s move to Sharswood, the struggle to revive Ridge Avenue begins | Inga Saffron

Neighborhood revival usually starts with density. The more people who live in an area, the more likely the neighborhood will be able to attract basic retail amenities like grocery stores and coffee shops. If enough of those small shops cluster together, they soon start to form the nucleus of a local