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At local hospitals, COVID-19 cases decline as drug overdose and psychiatric cases rise

It’s been a tough year for ER doctors and nurses in the Philadelphia region. They’ve come a long way since those first terrible months.

Woman in critical condition after car slams into a Northeast Philadelphia home

A car crashed into a Northeast Philadelphia home Saturday night and ran over a woman inside, police said. The driver was arrested.

Another snowstorm on track for Sunday

Another winter storm, predicted to arrive early Sunday, is likely to deliver 4 to 6 inches of snow.

‘Don’t tell’: Twenty Devereux staffers allegedly harmed children — or kept quiet about the abuse — since 2018

Despite reforms at Devereux, the nonprofit has failed to protect nonverbal children from harm.

New lawsuit alleges Devereux failed to protect at least six children from abuse

The plaintiffs, who ranged in age from 8 to 17 at the time, allege they were abused at Devereux facilities in Chester County and in other states.

Ways to detect, deter, and stop abuse at licensed childcare facilities

The Inquirer recently interviewed seven child-welfare experts about ways to help detect, deter, and stop abuse at licensed childcare facilities and hold them accountable. Here are some proposals.

New art installation in jeopardy after mural of queer activist Gloria Casarez in Philly’s Gayborhood whitewashed without warning

"You can't erase our history," artist Michelle Angela Ortiz projected onto the whitewashed site of her former mural.

Penn student who aged out of foster care wins prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Though overjoyed by the prestigious academic achievement, Mackenzie Fierceton said: “I would trade all of this to have been adopted and have a family."

12-year-old boy fatally shot through the door of his Philly home

The boy was answering a knock at the front door of the Frankford home where he lived with his grandmother and 10-year-old sister. A bullet then tore through the door into his head, police said.

Philly judge who wouldn’t wear a mask in his small, windowless courtroom has COVID-19

Common Pleas Court Judge James Murray Lynn, 73, presides over one of the city's busiest courtrooms.