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Photos: Here’s what the damage looked like after storms ripped through the Philadelphia area Friday

Photographer Jessica Griffin went to Thornbury Township in Delaware County to survey the damage caused by an EF-2 tornado.

Thornbury Township Storm Damage

Thornbury Township Storm Damage

Damage from an overnight tornado in Thornbury Twp., Pa., Nov. 1, 2019.

Probation is supposed to keep you out of jail. So why are so many in jail for violating probation?

Probation is supposed to be an alternative to jail. But in Pennsylvania, it’s easy for people to end up in jail anyway.

Shots fired during armored car stickup in University City

Police are investigating an armored car robbery during which shots were fired about 10 a.m. Thursday at the busy intersection of 36th and Market Streets in University City.

Philly man cleared of murder after spending half his life behind bars

John Miller was released from the State Correctional Institution Mahanoy Wednesday after a judge cleared him of murder. The 44 year old had spent half his life in prison.


As Isiaka Meite is laid to rest, those who survived Father’s Day shooting are left to ‘live in fear’

Family, friends and community members gathered Friday to mourn Isiaka Meite, a 24-year-old son of Ivory Coasts immigrants who was gunned down at a graduation party in Southwest Philadelphia on Father's Day.

Community mourns for man killed at graduation party

Family and friends mourned the death of Isiaka Meite, 24, at Masjid Ahlus-Sunnah Wal-Jammah in Philadelphia on Friday, June 21, 2019. Meite was shot and killed when someone opened fire on a graduation party in Southwest Philadelphia on Sunday.

The UpShot: They call this chess king ‘The MateMaster’

Paul Bady earned the nickname from his competitors for his prowess at the game.