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The body of a recent Temple University graduate who was reported missing Friday was found in the Delaware River in New Jersey Monday morning, police say. Roswell Friend, the 22-year-old who was a member of Temple’s track team, was found dead by the New Jersey State Police marine unit in the Delaware River in Riverton, […]

PHILADELPHIA _ Six spectators were shot at a basketball game in Philadelphia. The shooting occurred at the Kingsessing Recreation Center’s outdoor basketball courts shortly before 9PM. According to police reports, two men got into a shootout and injured five men and one women who were all innocent bystanders. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: During halftime, a […]

PHILADELPHIA-Two men are charged with shooting at a Philadelphia bus after a woman asked them to shoot a passenger for criticizing her for hitting her child. Fox News reports: Chapman then made a phone call directing brothers, Karon and Raheen Patterson, to fire at the passenger when the bus arrived at her stop, prosecutors say. […]

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson likely will stay overnight at a hospital after suffering a seizure at training camp at Lehigh University, trainer Rick Burkholder said Wednesday. Patterson dropped to the ground between plays during a morning practice, and the player began violently shaking. He was immediately tended to by Burkholder and […]

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams estimates that the city has saved an estimated $2 million since his office decided to prosecute certain marijuana possession cases as a summary offense, rather than misdemeanors. Williams instituted the Small Amount of Marijuana (SAM) program in June 2010, which allows offenders with less than 30 grams of marijuana topay […]

Five people were fatally shot, and 27 others were wounded this past weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in a rash of violence that Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey described as a “blatant disregard for human life.” There were a total of 9 incidents of gunfire, including one incident where a gunman targeted random patrons inside a […]

PHILADELPHIA-Christopher Abreu a student at the Ivy League School, University Of Pennsylvania has written an article urging minorities not to attend his school after a racist incident. The Pennsylvania caller reports: “I’m looking for fried chicken,” he continued. “You look like someone who knows where you can get fried chicken.” I needed to remove myself […]

PHILADELPHIA-Mahlon Graham, a 5th grader from Philadelphia has been named a hero for alerting authorities about a fire that trapped several senior citizens. The Fire Commissioner in Philadelphia has already called him a hero. View more videos at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com. RELATED STORIES Mother Dies After Saving Children From Townhouse Fire 8-Year-Old Dies Trying To Save Baby […]

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania– Former Mayor John F. Street’s actions while serving as the chairman for the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) are being investigated by Federal authorities. Officials say that Street approved contracts to a law firm that his son worked for, accruing the firm millions of dollars. Also read: Top 10 Black Movies That Should Have […]

Philadelphia, PA– A couple in custody for possession of narcotics astounded officers when they found the suspects’ adolescent children in a hotel with drug-filled backpacks. RELATED: 25 reasons we love “Love Jones” Rodney and Senya Saunders were arrested along with 3 others, and police have confiscated 9080 grams of marijuana with a street value of […]