2 days ago

2 Dead, 3 Hurt During Violent Night in Philly

Walker had just finished a game of basketball at the park around 10:30 p.m. Friday night. He was on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street in the Bella Vista section of Philadelphia, only a block away from his home, when a gunman opened fire.

The shooting was one of two that occurred in Philly Friday night. Only 15 minutes before the shooting that took Walker's life, a gunman opened fire on the 3800 block of N. Percy Street.

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Police say two male suspects wearing ski masks and dark clothing fled south on Percy Street toward Butler Street after the shooting.

    2 Dead, 3 Hurt During Violent Night in Philly
    Allissa Jackson painfully recounted the last call she made to her son, 16-year-old Symir Walker. "The last call I made to my son was to tell him to come home because I had heard two pops," Jackson said. "But it didn't sound like gunfire but I just wanted him on the block, in my company where I could see him.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

6 days ago

At Least 2 Hurt in Explosion at Bensalem Gas Station

It happened at the Liberty Gas station along the 1200 block of Bristol Pike around 5 p.m. Tuesday, fire officials said.

Jun 09

Downed Pole Leads to Fire at Cape May Church

A truck was traveling on the 700 block of Franklin Street late Saturday morning when it caught a guide wire and pulled down a utility pole, according to the Cape May Fire Chief. The pole crashed onto the Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church on the 700 block of Franklin Street leading to a fire.

Jun 08

Philly First: Center City Bicycle Traffic Lights

The signals were installed at 16th and Market streets and 20th Street and JFK Boulevard earlier this week. The new signals create a window of time for bikes to cross the intersection with pedestrians in addition to the traffic patterns they previously followed.

    Philly First: Center City Bicycle Traffic Lights
    The future is officially here, two of the Philadelphia's busiest intersections are now equipped with city's first-ever bicycle traffic lights.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

Jun 07

Stabbing at Center City Wawa

The stabbing took place at the convenience store location at Broad and Walnut streets around 6 a.m., firefighters and police said.

    Stabbing at Center City Wawa
    A man was stabbed at a Center City Wawa Thursday morning.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

Jun 02

Woman Goes Missing in Pennypack Creek

The 30-year-old woman went into the water at Sandyford and Ryan avenues around 6:15 p.m. and did not resurface, officials said.

    Woman Goes Missing in Pennypack Creek
    Police are searching for a woman who went missing in the Pennypack Creek in Philadelphia early Saturday evening.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

May 29

Family Says Slain Philly Teen Was 'Executed'

Her son Ryan Dillon, 17, was on the 400 block of Hoffman Street in South Philadelphia Friday around 1 p.m. when a gunman opened fire. Dillon was...

    Family Says Slain Philly Teen Was 'Executed'
    Friends and family are mourning a 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed in South Philadelphia Friday.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

May 26

Police Capture Car Theft Suspect, Find Kids After Wild Chase

The ordeal began Wednesday around 10 p.m. when a 28-year-old woman stopped by her friend's house on the 1000 block of Van Kirk Street to drop something off. The woman parked her white 2010 Toyota Camry in front of the home with the engine running and her two sons, ages 6 and 1, in the backseat.

The woman flagged down a passing police car and reported the theft. Officers spotted the Camry on the 1500 block of Sellers Street, about a mile away from where it was stolen. A police aviation unit began to follow it as it sped off.

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As police placed McDonald in custody, they realized the children were not inside the car. McDonald told police he dropped the children off along the 4700 block of Darrah Street, according to Small.

    Police Capture Car Theft Suspect, Find Kids After Wild Chase
    Police identified a man accused of stealing a running car with two young children inside, leading to a wild chase in Northeast Philadelphia.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

May 23

Arrest in Easter Sunday Killing of Teen on South Street

White got into an argument with Bethel back on shortly before 6 p.m. on the 800 block of South Street, police said. White then took out a gun and opened fire, striking Bethel in the buttocks and pelvis, investigators said.

    Arrest in Easter Sunday Killing of Teen on South Street
    A teen wanted for gunning down a Philadelphia high school student along South Street on Easter Sunday is behind bars.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

May 23

Should PA Teachers Be Armed? Proposed Bill Sparks Debate

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Should PA Teachers Be Armed? Proposed Bill Sparks Debate
    The debate over arming teachers in the wake of the recent mass shootings continues. A proposed bill that would allow Pennsylvania public school workers to bring guns onto school grounds has sparked strong opinions from both sides.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

May 13

Cyclist Struck and Killed by SUV in Spring Garden

The 34-year-old man was riding his bike on 10th and Spring Garden streets at 7:40 p.m. when he was struck by a Mitsubishi SUV.

    Cyclist Struck and Killed by SUV in Spring Garden
    A cyclist was struck and killed by an SUV in the Spring Garden section of Philadelphia Saturday night.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

May 05

Forced Confessions & Withheld Evidence: Freeing Innocent Men

The restaurant, now a Chili's, is seven miles from the crime scene at Seventh and Russell streets. It's a drive that takes 30 minutes.

    Forced Confessions & Withheld Evidence: Freeing Innocent Men
    Attorney Marissa Bluestine has worked on many appeals of old homicide convictions across Pennsylvania. It's her job, after all, as a lawyer with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project. Then she started digging into several cases of convicted murderers who are all connected through arrests by a group of homicide detectives in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

May 01

Still Waiting for Parking Ticket Amnesty in Philly

...procrastinators had to get in line before 6 p.m. to apply in person at 917 Filbert Street. People were lined up around the block and stayed in line into the early morning...

    Still Waiting for Parking Ticket Amnesty in Philly
    Some of the people with long overdue Philadelphia parking tickets returned to the city's parking office Tuesday morning after spending hours in line trying to get amnesty for older tickets.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

Apr 25

2 People Stabbed at SEPTA Station in Center City

The stabbing took place at the 8th and Market Street station shortly before 4 p.m. Officials have not yet revealed what led to the stabbing or the conditions of the two victims.

    2 People Stabbed at SEPTA Station in Center City
    Police are searching for a suspect who stabbed two people at a SEPTA station in Center City Wednesday afternoon. The stabbing took place at the 8th and Market Street station shortly before 4 p.m.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

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