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Teen Arrested in Federal Terrorism Probe

Leaders from city and federal law enforcement on Monday announced that a 17-year-old resident of West Philadelphia has been arrested and charged as part of a federal terrorism investigation.   The juvenile was taken into custody...

Sexual assault suspect arrested

A West Philadelphia man has been charged with several sexual assault offenses that occurred in South Philly. Capt. Margo Alleyne-Parker, commanding officer of the Police Department’s Special Victims Unit, announced eight counts of indecent assault...

DUI suspected in serious accident on Packer Avenue

A serious accident on Packer Avenue left one driver in critical condition while the other faces charges of driving under the influence, police said.  The accident occurred at the intersection of 10th and Packer Avenue...

Discussions with youth on gun violence

A group of teenagers met with City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson to discuss how gun violence is affecting their neighborhoods. Johnson, who represents parts of South Philly as well as other parts of the city, held...

18-year-old killed in Graduate Hospital

An 18-year-old man was shot and killed on the 900 block of S. 17th Street in South Philly’s Graduate Hospital neighborhood. According to police, the victim was shot multiple times throughout his body at approximately...

Shootings in Queen Village and Lower Moyamensing

Two shootings occurred in South Philly 10 minutes apart in the Queen Village and Lower Moyamensing neighborhoods on July 24. Two men were shot on the 1000 block of S. 4th Street at approximately 2:57...

Man shot in Dickinson neighborhood

A 32-year-old man was shot on the 500 block of McClellan Street on June 19. According to police, the victim was taken to the hospital after he was shot in the leg at approximately 6:43...

Johnson prioritizes youth, anti-violence programs

City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson is pushing to appropriate more of the city’s budget toward safer streets. Johnson, who represents parts of South, Southwest and Center City, proposed the Save Our Youth plan and asked for...

Who killed Danny Puskas and why?

Laurie Anne LoBaito-Puskas still can’t shake the nightmares. It was an otherwise ordinary January evening nearly 17 months ago when her 19-year-old son Daniel “Danny” Puskas had made plans to meet his girlfriend Elizabeth Turner...

Double stabbing in Grays Ferry

Two people were stabbed on the 1500 block of S. 26th Street on May 29. According to police, a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the arm and in the face, and a 38-year-old man suffered...
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