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One year later: Liberian chemist reflects on trauma of arrest

"I thought it was a joke." Sitting in his office behind his wife's hair salon in West Philadelphia, Vickson Korlewala is going over their arrest on robbery charges a year ago -- charges that, he claims, were baseless. He says that police evidence -- surveillance images of the...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:40pm

Police arrest suspect in Center City attack on transgender woman

A homeless man was arrested Sunday in connection to an attack on a transgender woman in Center City.The suspect, whose identity wasn't released by police, approached RyannahQuigley, of Seattle, and her group of friends, at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday outside the Masonic Temple and began staring at...

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 11:24am

Man shot dead while protecting friend from robbery in West Philly

A 33-year-old man was shot in the head and killed Monday night while trying to intervene during an armed robbery at his friend's West Philadelphia home, police said. After shooting the man, the suspect stole cash and a cell phone, authorities said.At around 10 p.m., a woman invited the suspect,...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 7:56am

Deliveryman shot by Philadelphia cops gets $4.4 million

A delivery driver shot by Philadelphia police officers two years ago has received $4.4 million — the largest settlement of a lawsuit involving a police shooting in city history.Philippe Holland was a 20-year-old college student in 2014 when two plainclothes cops shot him three times in the head and...

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 2:59pm

State ordered to provide hepatitis C drugs to Mumia Abu-Jamal

A federal judge has ordered that the state provide former death-row inmate MumiaAbu-Jamal with a hepatitis C medication pending a doctor's examination, following calls from protesters late last year.Abu-Jamal must be examined by a doctor within two weeks to determine if there's any medical reason...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 8:34am

Officer under investigation after video shows her punching teen

A Philadelphia police officer shown on video punching a teenage girl is on desk duty pending a review of her actions, which were allegedly prompted by the girl striking her on the face.The 16-year-old girl was arrested on a charge of assaulting a police officer, but on Tuesday the Philadelphia...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 7:26am

Shot four times, man dies in North Philly

A man is dead after he was shot four times in North Philadelphia in the city's third homicide in the new year.The 23-year-old victim suffered gunshot wounds to his chin, neck, chest and shoulder shortly after 8:30 a.m. Monday on the 2800 block of North Park Avenue.He was taken to Temple University...

Monday, January 2, 2017 - 12:02pm

4 teens arrested after second night of Philadelphia mall chaos

Four teenagers were arrested Tuesday afternoon for their part in an organized disturbance that turned violent at the Philadelphia Mills Mall, police said.Philadelphia Police said 300 to 400young people swarmed the mall around 3 p.m., after exiting city buses together. Mall security unsuccessfully...

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 11:13am

Two men convicted in West Philly triple killing at grocery store

More than five years after Ibrahim Muhammad and NalikScott walked into a West Philadelphia groceryand fatally shot the store owner, his wife and her sister, a jury convicted both men of murder.On Wednesday, after an hour-and-a-half of deliberation, a juryfound the two men guilty of all charges,...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 7:33am

Two shot dead minutes apart in West Philly

Two men were gunned down early Wednesday within 15 minutes of each other on opposite sides of West Philadelphia, according to police.The first shooting happened about 1 a.m. on the 6000 block of Allman Street in Southwest Philly. Officers responding to an address there found a man on the ground...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 11:46am

2 die in fiery crash as car slams into school bus

A man and a woman died Sunday night after their vehicle hit a school bus and caught fire on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia.Authorities say the driver of a 2000 Mercedes may have been speeding when he crashed into the rear of a school bus stopped at a red light near Woodward...

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 8:23pm

'Armed and dangerous' bank robbers sought in Philadelphia: FBI

The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects responsible for armed robberies of banks this weekend.The FBI has released surveillance photos of the suspects, who hit two banks in the NorthwestPhilly area Saturday morning within 90...

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 11:45pm

Courthouse bandit steals cop's badge, uniform

The search is on for a brazen thief who made off with parts of a Philadelphia police officer's uniform Tuesday from inside a courthouse.An officer removed his badge, hat and uniform patrol jacket, then left them on a benchin the Criminal Justice Center while he testified in a courtroom, just before...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 6:49pm

Suspect surrenders in fatal shooting of Northeast Philly teen

A man is in custody for last month's fatal shooting of a 14-year-old Mayfair boy.Samir Price, 19, turned himself in to Philadelphia police Tuesday to face charges for the Nov. 28 killing of the victim, Ian Wilsey, who was hanging out with a friend in Northeast Philly.Price, of the 6100 block of...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 6:25pm

Death toll from lethal batch of heroin rises to 9 in Philadelphia

Nine people have died from a lethal batch of heroin, up from initial reports of six, according to Philadelphia police.In a 36-hour span, from 8:30 a.m. Saturday to 8 p.m. Sunday, police reported nine fatal overdoses, mostly in Kensington and North Philadelphia. Over the same period of time, at...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 8:25pm

Armed grinches steal Christmas gifts in Philly home invasion

Threemasked men strong-armed their way into a Northeast Philadelphia family's home, and made off with jewelry, cash and Christmas presents for the kids.Around 4 a.m. Sunday, the armed suspects knocked on the door of a home on the 4600 block of Oakmont Street, where five adults and three children...

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 10:17pm

Death of boy, 2, ruled homicide: reports

The death of a Kensington toddler, whose body police described as bruised, was determined to be a homicide, authorities said Thursday morning.Philadelphia police responded to a home on the 600 block of East Clementine Street just before midnight on Tuesday, where officers they founda two-year-old...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 9:10pm

Philly teen shot dead in ambush leaves police searching for clues

Philadelphia police investigators are searching for leads in a shooting that left a 14-year-old boy dead in the Mayfair section Monday night.IanWilsey, a ninth-grader at Northeast High School, and a 16-year-old friend were hanging out in the Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood around 9 p.m., when...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 7:34pm

Center City letter bomb victim speaks out about attack, recovery

The man who sustained extensive injuries when a package he believed to be medication exploded as he opened it has spoken out for the first time, saying he is feeling better but his road to recovery will be long.Jim Alden appears to be the victim of a targeted attack, authorities say. The 60-year-...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 5:53pm

Boyds targeted in overnight smash-and-grab: Police

The front windows of Boyds were shattered Tuesday morning after a smash-and-grab heist targeted the high-end men's store in City Center, police said.Burglars made off with more than $45,000 worth of merchandise, including hats, jackets and other menswear in a heist that happened around 4:45 a.m.,...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 9:10pm