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Police: Man fatally shoots two during drug robbery in Frankford, dies from gunshot wounds suffered in shootout

At least four other people were in the house at the time, according to Ryan: Gaddy’s mother, his girlfriend, his 13-year-old son, and a 2-year-old child.

Violent Philly gang member gets life plus 85 years, lashes out at federal judge

Robert Hartley, 47, was part of a 20-member gang involved in a number of violent crimes in Philadelphia between 2012 and 2014.

Pennsylvania to pilot Bloomberg initiative to fight opioid epidemic

Staffers from Bloomberg and "partner organizations" including Vital Strategies, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will embed in state and local agencies to come up with strategies to reduce the death rate — and to identify where treatment and prevention programs are still falling short.

After 3 kids are shot in W. Philly, state rep says it’s no longer safe

State Rep. Joanna McClinton, who has an office near the shooting scene, said she had noticed an increase in gun violence in her district and no longer believes it is a safe place to raise children.

Glenside man, 23, charged with assaulting Philly police captain at rally

Four people were arrested, but police have identified only two. One faces trial in federal court.

Police seek public’s help in identifying suspects in Tacony abduction, robbery

Philadelphia Police rereleased video footage Friday hoping to find someone who might recognize two people allegedly involved in an abduction and robbery of a 21-year-old man two months ago in Tacony.

Cops: 40 rounds fired in Point Breeze shooting that left teen dead

Two other males were wounded in what police believe was a targeted shooting.

Fire destroys 14 garages in Kensington; no injuries reported

A fire burned through 14 garages in the Harrowgate section of Kensington on Monday. Authorities said no one was injured.

State Rep. Mike O'Brien dies of heart attack at 64

State Rep. Mike O'Brien suffered a fatal heart attack at home Monday morning. He was 64. O'Brien, who had been dealing with health issues, announced in July that he would not seek a seventh two-year term.

State Rep. Mike O’Brien remembered for dedication to his city

Representative O'Brien dies at 64, after 12 years at State House.