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Meeting will discuss opioid crisis

The Lower Moyamensing Civic Association General Meeting will discuss solutions for the opioid crisis in the Community on Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fumo Family Library, 2437 S. Broad St. Topics include...

South Philly residents rallying over rising crime

More than 100 concerned residents packed a small conference room at the 1st Police District on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in response to a trend of rising crime across the city and in their South...

17th District providing coat drive

The 17th Police District is collecting coats to be distributed to local residents in need. The district has been collecting coats, hats and gloves in both children and adult sizes. Items will be available for...

Woman charged with abuse of corpse after body found in her basement

An arrest has been made in connection to Erin Schweikert, whose body was found in the basement of a home on the 2100 block of Porter Street, police said. Maddison Leidy, 25, of the 2100...

Man charged with two murders, including grocery store clerk, teenager

Tyseem Murray, 18, of the 5400 block of Bartram Drive has been charged with two separate murders that occurred in South Philadelphia over the last three months, police said.  Murray was arrested and charged with...

Decomposed body identified

The decomposed body found in a basement of a home on the 2100 block of Porter Street has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as Erin Schweikert after an autopsy, according to police. Schweikert,...

Police: Decomposed body found on Porter Street

Police said a badly decomposed body of a young female was discovered in the basement of a home on the 2100 block of Porter Street while performing a search warrant. Several people have been...

Wanted: Suspects for Commercial Robbery in the 17th District

On December 28, 2019 at approximately 1:54 pm, suspect #1, an unknown black male, entered the G&N Deli located at 1438 South 23rd Street and pointed a handgun at an employee, a 64 year-old...

Third district community crime bulletin – October 28 to November 3

From Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, there were 9 robberies throughout the 3rd Police District in South Philadelphia with one arrest, bringing 2019’s reported robbery totals to 215 with 65 arrests. During this same time,...

Communities east of Broad Street gather in response to uptick in gun violence

Crowds gathered at Eliza Butler Kirkbride School, 1501 S. 7th St., on Monday evening to discuss a recent uptick in gun violence afflicting local neighborhoods. The community conversation, which was hosted by state Rep. Elizabeth...
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