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US appeals court: Supervised injection site defies drug law

Jan. 12, 2021 1:26 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A divided appeals court on Tuesday rejected a plan to open a supervised injection site in Philadelphia to try to reduce overdose deaths, concluding the operation would violate a 1980s-era drug law aimed at “crackhouses.” The 2-1 decision proved the latest setback for city...

Costumed participants take to the streets of their south Philadelphia stomping grounds for a New Year’s celebration of Mummers tradition despite official cancellation of the annual event and a ban on large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Ron Todt)

Some Mummers strut despite Philadelphia parade cancellation

Jan. 1, 2021 7:48 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scores of costumed performers took to the streets of their south Philadelphia stomping grounds for a New Year’s celebration of Mummers tradition, far from the customary parade route and despite official cancellation of the annual event and a ban on large gatherings due to the...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020 file photo, police detain protesters in the aftermath of a march calling for justice over the death of George Floyd on Interstate 676 in Philadelphia.  An independent review of Philadelphia’s police response to days of widespread protests over police brutality after the May killing of George Floyd found failures in planning that led to short staffing, emotional responses from police officers and sometimes excessive uses of force. The 110-page report released Wednesday, Dec. 23,  was commissioned by Mayor Jim Kenney as an independent review of operations during the protests.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Report on Philadelphia police protest response finds flaws

Dec. 24, 2020 3:33 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An independent review of Philadelphia's police response to days of widespread protests after the May killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police found failures in planning that led to short staffing, emotional responses from officers and sometimes excessive uses of force. The 110-page...

Snow falls in the central business district, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Johnstown, Pa. (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)

Virus testing 'strike teams' to fan out across Pennsylvania

Dec. 1, 2020 4:04 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Regional “strike teams” will fan out across Pennsylvania over the next 12 weeks in a bid to improve the state's coronavirus testing efforts, the governor announced Tuesday, as health officials anticipated a post-Thanksgiving surge in new cases. The Department of Health...