iOS app Android app

Philadelphia Crime

Second Pregnant Woman Shot To Death In Philly This Month

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.24.2014 | Crime

A pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed in a shooting in Philadelphia Wednesday morning, police say. It's the second time a pregnant woma...

Newborn Dies After Pregnant Woman Shot Dead By Stray Bullet

AP | Posted 09.15.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A $40,000 reward is being offered in the deaths of a pregnant Philadelphia woman and her unborn child after the woman was hit by...

Woman Charged In Girl's Abduction Rejects Deal

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.18.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury was chosen Monday to hear a graphic trial about a 5-year-old girl abducted from her kindergarten classroom, raped in a br...

RAT-taliation! Rodents Dumped In Philly Home In Bizarre Dispute

AP | Posted 04.04.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police are looking for several suspects in what appears to be a case of rat retaliation. Investigators said an ong...

WATCH: Burger King Burglars Fail To Steal Bun

Posted 03.07.2014 | Weird News

Put the buns down and nobody gets hurt. Police in Philadelphia are looking to identify two suspects who attempted to burglarize a Burger King, with...

Police Respond To Gunfire At Philadelphia High School

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 03.19.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One of two teenagers wounded in a Philadelphia school shooting is out of the hospital, and another boy who police suspect was in...

This Instagram Account Has Police Furious

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An anonymous social media site has been identifying witnesses in violent crimes across Philadelphia with the stated intention of...

Mom Accused Of Refusing Kids Medicine Gets Bail, Dad Does Not

AP | Posted 06.23.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A Philadelphia faith-healing believer charged with murder after a second son died of pneumonia has been granted bail, but her husband ...

Woman Indicted For Abduction And Rape Of 5-year-old Girl

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 04.29.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A day care worker charged with the abduction and rape of a 5-year-old girl who was found barely clothed and shivering in a chilly play...

Fake Nurse Molested Child, Cops Say

Posted 04.05.2013 | Crime

A Philadelphia woman is accused of posing as a nurse and assaulting a patient at a children's hospital. Ashley Delvalle, 24, allegedly walked into ...

Abortion Clinic Worker Describes 'Snipping' Babies' Spines

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.20.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A lawyer for a Philadelphia abortion provider charged with killing seven babies allegedly born alive tried Wednesday to show that...

Daycare Worker Allegedly Kidnaps, Rapes 5-Year-Old

AP | PATRICK WALTERS | Posted 04.17.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A 19-year-old daycare worker was formally charged Friday in the abduction of a 5-year-old girl from her Philadelphia elementary s...

Exterminator Strangled Doctor, Burned Body After Argument: Cops

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 03.27.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — The parents of a young Philadelphia doctor allegedly killed in her home by an exterminator said Friday their daughter was a "dedi...

Exterminator Arrested In Case Of Murdered Pediatrician

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 03.26.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A suburban exterminator has been charged with strangling a young Philadelphia doctor found bound and burned in her downtown row h...

Doctor Strangled To Death Before Body Set On Fire

AP | Posted 03.25.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — The reward for information in the killing of a pediatrician found bound and burned inside her downtown home has grown to $35,000,...

COLD CASE CRACKED: Man Allegedly Breaks Into Deli

AP | Posted 09.07.2012 | Crime

DICKSON CITY, Pa. (AP) — A bag of stolen cold cuts has landed a northeastern Pennsylvania man in the cooler. Police say Leonard Taylor broke into a...

Boy Calls Cops On Alleged Pot-Growing Parents

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.30.2012 | Crime

Nobody likes a tattletale. A little boy in Pennsylvania called the cops on his mom and dad on May 9 after allegedly finding 18 marijuana plants gro...

SHOCKING VIDEO: Man Throws Hot Coffee At Donut Shop Employee

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.12.2012 | Crime

A Philadelphia man allegedly threw blistering hot coffee at a donut shop employee after a dispute over a $2.40 bill. Philadelphia police have alleg...

Boy Shoots Himself With Gun Found Under Mother's Pillow

AP | Posted 04.08.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has shot himself in the chest in Philadelphia with a gun he found under his mother's pillow. The sho...

'Sexual Abuse Of Children Happened In The Catholic Church': Priest's Attorney

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.27.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- Prosecutors aired dozens of confidential church documents in court Tuesday to try to prove the Philadelphia archdiocese routinely buri...

Landmark Child Sex-Abuse Case Begins For Philly Priests

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.26.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A high-ranking monsignor who's on trial "won't run" from the Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis, his lawyer said Monday as the landmar...

'Black Madam' Busted For Illegal Butt Injections

AP | PATRICK WALTERS | Posted 05.01.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A woman who calls herself the "Black Madam" could face charges in the death of a London tourist who received illegal buttocks-enh...

Man Cleared Of Murder In '66 Shooting Still Jailed

AP | By JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 02.01.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- The continued imprisonment of an elderly man acquitted of murder charges filed after a police officer he shot in 1966 died in 2007 is ...

Pa. Carjack-hoax Mom Gets 8 Years For $1M Fraud

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 03.27.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — The in-vitro treatments. The suburban house. The lavish trips and dinners out. None of it was worth it, a soccer mom-turned-"abd...

Teen Arrested In Beating Of 64-Year-Old Vietnam Vet

Posted 01.20.2012 | Crime

Authorities arrested a 15-year-old male for the alleged senseless beating of an elderly Vietnam War veteran in the Olny section of Philadelphia. 64...