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Multiple shooters in popular Philadelphia street leave 3 people dead and 11 others wounded

Multiple shooters opened fire in the South Street area of Philadelphia, killing at least three people and wounding 11 others, police said. Officers patrolling the South Street area heard gunfire and observed “several active shooters shooting into the crowd,” said Philadelphia Police Inspector D.F. Pace. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said at a news conference […]

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Former US police officer charged for fatally shooting 12-year-old boy in the back

A former Philadelphia police officer has been charged with murder for fatally shooting a 12-year-old boy in the back during a chaotic foot chase in early March. Authorities say that Edsaul Mendoza, 26, engaged in a “tactically unsound” pursuit of Thomas “TJ” Siderio and shot him despite knowing he was unarmed. Police believed a friend […]

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Philadelphia police officer fatally shoots 12-year-old boy after a bullet hits cop car

Philadelphia police officer fatally shot a 12-year-old boy in the back on Tuesday, moments after a bullet was fired into an unmarked car, police said. Police identified the youth as Thomas Siderio Jr., saying officers took him to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a few minutes after the shooting. One of […]

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Philadelphia apartment building fire kills at least 12, including 8 children

Twelve people have been killed and several more have been injured after a fire broke out in an apartment building in the US city of Philadelphia. Eight children are among the dead, an official from the Philadelphia Fire Department told reporters. The blaze began at around 06:00 local time in a public housing block in […]

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Mary Gay Scanlon: US congresswoman’s car and possessions snatched at gunpoint in Philadelphia

A US congresswoman had her car and possessions snatched from her at gunpoint in a daylight carjacking in the city of Philadelphia. On Wednesday night, Mary Gay Scanlon’s car was found about 45 miles away in Newark, Delaware, with five suspects inside, police said. Ms Scanlon’s government phone and ID were among belongings that the […]

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Philadelphia: Soon to be mom fatally shot in the head and stomach after attending her own baby shower

Soon to be mom was fatally shot in the head and stomach after attending her own baby shower on Saturday night. KYW reported, the woman had been unloading gifts when she was fired upon. In a statement, the Philadelphia Police Department said the 32-year-old was shot about 8:35pm on the 6200 block of Palmetta Street. […]

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Nike executive reveals he shot dead an 18-year-old in 1965

A Nike executive in the United States has revealed that he shot and killed a teenage boy in the streets of West Philadelphia 56 years ago. Larry Miller, chairman of the Jordan Brand, spoke about the 1965 murder in an interview with Sports Illustrated. “It was eating me up inside,” he said of his actions […]

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US comedian Bill Cosby freed after court overturns sexual assault conviction

US comedian Bill Cosby has left prison hours after his sexual assault conviction was overturned by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court. The judges said there had been a “process violation” by the prosecution, but admitted their ruling was unusual. Mr Cosby, 83, served more than two years of a three to 10-year sentence at a state prison […]

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Retired American pilot admits to ‘obscene act’ in cockpit mid-flight

A former US airline pilot has admitted committing a “lewd, indecent, or obscene act” during a flight last year. Michael Haak, 60, exposed himself to the female first officer in the cockpit and watched pornography on a laptop, prosecutors said. As the Southwest Airlines flight continued, Haak engaged in further “inappropriate conduct” in the cockpit. […]

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Philadelphia Unrest: Tensions flared for the second night after police fatally shot Walter Wallace

Hundreds of protesters in Philadelphia marched through the city for a second night, demanding racial justice after police fatally shot a black man. The family of Walter Wallace, 27, say he was suffering a mental health crisis when officers opened fire on him. Police say they shot him because he wouldn’t drop a knife he […]

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Customers blow up ATM at Chinese Eatery in Philadelphia but escape empty handed

Thieves blew up an ATM in a Chinese takeout restaurant in Philadelphia, US, while the establishment was still open but were unable to get any cash, police said. Three men entered the Golden Chinese/American takeout restaurant in northwest Philadelphia on Friday ¬†and ordered food, police said. They then placed some kind of explosive device which […]

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Philadelphia’s abandoned 13.4kg cat finally finds a new and permanent home

A paunchy cat who was abandoned by her owner has found a new and permanent home. The13.4 kilograms, which is much more than the usual weight of even the largest cats. The largest domesticated cat breed, Maine Coon also weighs not more than 9 kilograms. The cat was found in a dog crate at the […]