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Mom Of 4 Kids Locked In Basement For 15 Hours Faces Charges

AP | Posted 06.27.2015 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia mother is facing charges after authorities allege that she locked her four children in the basement for more than...

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 11.15.2014 | 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 10.18.2014 | 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...