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Daughters of Philly mayor, NJ councilwoman charged in fight

Aug. 16, 2019 5:52 AM EDT

NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The daughters of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and a New Jersey councilwoman are accused of brawling in a street fight at the Jersey shore. Police say the altercation took place early Sunday morning in North Wildwood in an area where many bars are located. Police Capt. John...

The Latest: Philly police: Gunman had AR-15, handgun

Aug. 15, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the standoff in Philadelphia that injured six police officers (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Philadelphia's police commissioner says a gunman who barricaded himself in a rowhouse and exchanged gunfire with police for hours had a military-style AR-15 and a handgun. Richard...

Drugs, weapons convictions in Philly shooting suspect's past

Aug. 15, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The criminal history of a man suspected of barricading himself inside a Philadelphia rowhome should have prevented him from legally owning the firepower he used Wednesday to wound six police officers in a standoff that carried deep into the night, authorities said. Maurice Hill, who...

Gunman wounds at least 6 Philadelphia police; 2 others freed

Aug. 14, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At least one gunman opened fire on police Wednesday as they were serving a drug warrant in Philadelphia, wounding six officers and triggering a standoff that extended into the night, authorities said. Two other officers were trapped inside the house for about five hours after the...

Philadelphia moves to fire 13 officers over Facebook posts

Jul. 18, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department is suspending 13 officers with intent to fire them following an investigation into offensive and sometimes threatening Facebook posts, the police commissioner announced on Thursday. The department had placed 72 officers on administrative leave in June...

Philadelphia offers lawyers to immigrants facing deportation

Jul. 16, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia is joining forces with a New York-based nonprofit to provide lawyers for immigrants facing deportation. Mayor Jim Kenney and representatives for the Vera Institute announced the plan on Tuesday. The Vera Institute says its program for immigrants in the country illegally...

Philly hospital's plight spurs aid pledge, Sanders rally

Jul. 15, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A longtime Philadelphia teaching hospital will stop admitting emergency room patients this week as its impending closure drew pledges of millions in aid to the community Monday and condemnation during a rally at the hospital by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Gov....

Mayor wants police at playground events after 2nd shooting

Jul. 15, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has asked the police department to increase its presence at parks and recreation events following the second mass shooting in a month at a city playground. On Saturday night, two men opened fire at a crowded west Philadelphia playground where a cookout and...

Prosecutors go to court in support of drug injection site

Jul. 11, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seven states and more than 60 prosecutors and other law enforcement officials are opposing efforts by Philadelphia's top federal prosecutor to block a proposed drug injection site from opening in Philadelphia. State and local prosecutors and police officials from New York to Texas to...

Gas prices could rise after fire-stricken refinery closes

Jun. 26, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

The largest oil refinery on the East Coast said Wednesday that it will close after a devastating fire last week that set off explosions and damaged equipment, and analysts said consumers could see gas prices rise as summer travel hits full swing. Philadelphia Energy Solutions sent a notice to state labor...