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Cops: Man runs over woman then beats her with shovel

After repeatedly running over a woman with his car on the streets of Olney Sunday night, Joel Horton went to the trunk of his 2012 Nissan Maxima, got a shovel and continued to beat the already broken woman to death, police said.

Police ID man killed in double shooting

Police have identified a man who was killed in a double shooting in Brewerytown Saturday night at Nashawn Jones, 25, of the 2000 block of West Toronto Street.

Police ID man killed in double shooting

Police have identified a man who was killed in a double shooting in Brewerytown Saturday night at Nashawn Jones, 25, of the 2000 block of West Toronto Street.

Cops: Triple shooting injures teens in Grays Ferry

Three teens were injured in a shooting just after midnight Monday in Grays Ferry, police said.

Cops: Triple shooting injures teens in Grays Ferry

Three teens were injured in a shooting just after midnight Monday in Grays Ferry, police said.

Victim stabbed at Old City bar dies, homicide tally rises

A New Jersey man who was stabbed inside of the Bleu Martini bar in Old City early Saturday morning died from his injuries Sunday afternoon, making him the city's fourth homicide victim of the weekend, police said.

Victim stabbed at Old City bar dies, homicide tally rises

A New Jersey man who was stabbed inside of the Bleu Martini bar in Old City early Saturday morning died from his injuries Sunday afternoon, making him the city's fourth homicide victim of the weekend, police said.
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Cops: $100K in jewelry taken in Philly mall heist

Three men armed with sledgehammers committed a jewelry heist this morning at a store inside of the Philadelphia Mills shopping mall, police said.

Cops: Boys ask for water ice but dish out brass-knuckle beating

Two suspects violently beat a store clerk with brass knuckles at gunpoint as the worker scooped out water ice for the young men late last month, according to police.

Cops: Teen kidnapped delivery driver, tried to kill him

A 17-year-old Kingsessing boy kidnapped, robbed and attempted to kill a food delivery driver in June, according to police.

'Stranger Angel' buys $600 of toys on Philly street, gives them away

Janice Brown-West calls the man in black work boots her "Stranger Angel."

South Philly man charged with brother's murder

A 26-year-old man has been charged with third-degree murder in connection with his brother's death on Monday in the South Philly home where they lived.

Police: Ex-Temple cops killed roommate because ‘she would not submit’

Police say Aaron Wright and his best friend handcuffed his girlfriend to a bench and beat her to death. Her four children apparently witnessed the abuse.

Cops: After stray bullet hit girl, 10, men kept firing

A 10-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet as she walked in between two men who were fighting in North Philadelphia on Thursday has been treated for injuries and released, police said.

SEPTA officer's pepper-spraying of DNC protesters 'justified,' spokesman says

A SEPTA Transit Police officer who deployed pepper spray through a fence at protesters during the Democratic National Convention in South Philadelphia this week was found to be justified in his actions, according to a SEPTA spokesman.

Police supporter, 15, serenades officers on DNC patrol

Many have trumpeted how well the interactions between Philadelphia police officers and protesters have gone so far while the Democratic National Convention is in town, but perhaps none more so than 15-year-old Brandon Combs who used an actual trumpet to serenade officers patrolling DNC protests...

Cop car vandalized during DNC protests

The Philadelphia Police Department would like to know who went all "Harold and His Purple Crayon" on one of their police cruisers during DNC protests Monday in South Philadelphia.

Man killed near Cavanaugh’s River Deck club in Penn’s Landing

A man was shot and killed outside Cavanaugh's River Deck in Penn's Landing Sunday night following a fight inside the club, according to police.

Pot activists meet with cops to prep for DNC

Not wanting their protests during the Democratic National Convention to go up in smoke, the men who pushed for the decriminalization of marijuana in Philadelphia informally met with two of the city's police supervisors Friday to discuss how pot smokers and activists will be handled by...

2 Philly cops among candidates to head Memphis police

Two Philadelphia cops are on the short list of candidates for the job of director of the Memphis Police Department, according to news reports out of Memphis, Tenn.