Philly police unveil updated policy for interacting with transgender, nonbinary people

The updates include using less offensive terminology in the written policy; requiring police to use a person’s preferred name on paperwork if it differs from his or her legal name; and allowing transgender or non-binary people to choose whether they are searched by a male or female officer.

Philly police unveil updated policy for interacting with transgender, nonbinary people

The updates include using less offensive terminology in the written policy; requiring police to use a person’s preferred name on paperwork if it differs from his or her legal name; and allowing transgender or non-binary people to choose whether they are searched by a male or female officer.

Cosby files appeal over testimony from other women accusers

Comedian Bill Cosby has filed a lengthy appeal of the sex assault conviction that landed him in prison and says the judge allowed testimony from other women accusers that wasn't relevant

Cosby files appeal over testimony from other women accusers

Comedian Bill Cosby has filed a lengthy appeal of the sex assault conviction that landed him in prison and says the judge allowed testimony from other women accusers that wasn't relevant

Violence in South Philly neighborhood leaves 2 dead, 4 wounded

The violence included a stabbing followed by a pair of deadly shootings 90 minutes apart.

Violence in South Philly neighborhood leaves 2 dead, 4 wounded

The violence included a stabbing followed by a pair of deadly shootings 90 minutes apart.
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Crewmen to remain in custody in big cocaine haul from ship in Philadelphia

Five crewmen arrested in the seizure of over 15,000 bricks of cocaine from a ship in Philadelphia have been ordered to remain in federal custody pending trial.

Lawsuit alleges Sheriff Williams encouraged chief inspector to kill himself and expressed 'anti-white prejudices'

Richard Verrecchio alleges that Williams even “offered him guidance on how to properly do it.”

Philly police: 10 recruits resigned after trying to cheat on open-book test

A police spokesperson said 10 recruits confessed to accepting an answer key for an exam — even though they were allowed to use other approved materials to look up the answers. “If you didn’t study,” the spokesperson said, "it’d just take you longer to find them.”

81-year-old deemed mentally fit for trial on robbery charge

A judge says an 81-year-old man who has spent decades behind bars for stealing from banks is mentally fit to stand trial in a credit union robbery in Arizona, despite his claim that he has had symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Labeled a murderer for 24 years, Philadelphia man is exonerated

It took almost 25 years, but the Philadelphia’s District Attorney’s Office finally conceded that Johnny Berry, who was just 16 years old when he was arrested, did not participate in the murder of Leonard Jones, 73, in the city’s Parkside neighborhood.

Margaret Fox vanished 45 years ago. Now, there’s a $25,000 reward to help solve the mystery.

On June 24, 1974, Margaret Ellen Fox disappeared on her way to a babysitting job. Her family has not seen or heard from her in the 45 years since she vanished. Authorities have announced a $25,000 reward in hopes of learning new information regarding her whereabouts.

11 wounded in eight shootings in weekend violence in Philadelphia

The shootings came on the same weekend when Mayor Jim Kenney took part in an anti-violence march in Southwest Philadelphia in response to an even bloodier spate of gunfire violence the weekend before.

Under DA Krasner, more gun-possession cases get court diversionary program

Statistics from the DA’s Office show that in Krasner’s first year in office, 78 gun-possession cases were disposed of in the ARD program — six times more than the prior year.

Kenney visits Southwest Philly in wake of Father’s Day shooting

Last weekend, 28 people were shot — five fatally — in 19 incidents across the city. Mayor Kenney said the recent rash of gun violence was "very depressing and frustrating."

One man dead, another critical in overnight shootings

No arrests had been reported in either shooting.

Criminal justice system at center of swirling debate as gun violence continues in Philly

An Inquirer review shows there has been some change in prosecution of gun cases under DA Larry Krasner, while the U.S. Attorney’s Office has ramped up its violent crime caseload. Homicides and shootings are both outpacing last year.

Burlco man charged in slaying of woman, 68, and her grandson, 9

Terrence J. Matthews streamed live video to Facebook while being pursued by police for the killings.

Teen gunman sentenced in Easter 2018 South Street shooting that killed Boys’ Latin sophomore

Zahmir White was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in state prison for killing William Bethel IV, 16.

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