Wendy is a reporter on the investigations team, taking deep dives on a variety of topics with an eye towards shedding light on a problem and examining possible solutions.

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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.

An additional 13 allege they were sexually assaulted as children by Devereux staff

The lawsuit comes after a recent Inquirer investigation detailed how staffers at the leading behavioral health nonprofit for youth abused children for years while red flags were ignored.

Devereux spent public money to open shelters for migrant children, then dropped its plans

The reversal comes in the wake of an Inquirer investigation that detailed how the organization repeatedly failed to protect children in its care from male staffers who sexually abused them.

Philly to remove 53 kids from Devereux’s live-in facilities after it finds lax supervision

After finding lax supervision, the city has decided to remove all 53 Philadelphia children from Devereux residential facilities.

‘I’m hurt. We’re hurting.’ Black girls with Eyekonz Field Hockey and Lacrosse march against police brutality

About 75 girls and young women participated in the Philadelphia sports league’s inaugural “Walk for Justice," remembering victims and proposing police reforms. Help came from former Gov. Ed Rendell.

On the $50M Ben Franklin/SLA project, Philly school district ignored warning signs, endangered students’ health

“On one particularly harrowing day in the Spring of 2019, at least four staff members fell ill and two of them were taken to hospitals by ambulance," the report found.

Mask-refusing Philly judge has respiratory issue, spokesperson says

A longtime Philadelphia judge who drew complaints from public defenders and prosecutors for not wearing a mask during in-person hearings says he suffers a respiratory condition.