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3rd District Police to give away 300 school backpacks

The 3rd Police District Advisory Council will be holding a Back-to-School supplies giveaway on Friday, August 20 at 11 a.m. at the 3rd Police District, 11th and Wharton Streets. New backpacks will be given...

Stolen statue returned to St. Rita’s Shrine

A statue from the National Shrine of St. Rita’s of Cascia has been recovered after it was reported missing on Friday morning. According to police, the statue weighing 100 lbs and valued at $100,000, was...

Double shooting in Grays Ferry claims one life

A man was killed and another was seriously wounded in a double shooting in Grays Ferry on Saturday morning. According to police, a 30-year-old man died in the hospital after being shot multiple times throughout...

Police investigate threatening letter

Philadelphia detectives investigated a threatening letter that was sent to the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia. According to police, the anonymous typed letter was dated June 30 and was sent to the organization via U.S....

Deadly fire deemed arson

A deadly fire on the 200 block of Tree Street has been declared an arson by the Philadelphia Fire Marshall. Firefighters responded to calls of a house fire at 5:29 a.m. on Saturday and found...

Man dies from baseball bat assault

A man died after allegedly being hit with a baseball bat in the head on Sunday night near the intersection of 21st and McClellan Streets, police said. According to police, the victim was heard screaming...

Arrest made after stabbing in Grays Ferry

A 34-year-old man was stabbed three times in the head early Saturday morning in the Grays Ferry neighborhood. According to police, the stabbing occurred near the intersection of 34th Street and Grays Ferry Avenue at...

Online forum to discuss gun violence, mental health

A virtual gun violence and mental health forum will be held on May 27 at 7 p.m. to discuss the city’s ongoing problem with gun violence.  The forum will be hosted by the Philadelphia Alumni...

Stabbing in Wharton neighborhood

A 50-year-old man was stabbed on the 500 block of McClellan Street on Thursday, police said. According to police, the victim was stabbed once in the left shoulder at approximately 12:28 p.m. and was taken...

New legislation, an ATV park are two ideas City Council has to fight illegal...

For far too long, residents all across the city have complained about the rise of illegal dirt bike and ATV use on Philadelphia streets. “The noise and safety issues affect all corners of the city...
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