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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw
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Kristen Johanson
July 07, 2020 - 10:28 pm
With the surge in gun violence — 214 homicide victims, more than 900 shooting victims — amid the pandemic, and a national call to defund police departments, Philadelphia’s top cop says the last few months have been “an imperfect storm.” Read more here.
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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10)
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KYW Staff
July 07, 2020 - 9:13 pm
DeSean Jackson shared quotes on his Instagram attributed to Adolf Hitler containing anti-Semitic remarks. Jackson issued an apology on his social media accounts Tuesday. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
July 07, 2020 - 5:50 pm
The Philadelphia School District is outlining how it plans to keep students and staff safe from the coronavirus this fall. Parents learned about the district health plan at an online session Tuesday. Read more here.
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Hotel reception
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John McDevitt
July 07, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Visit Philadelphia created a new section on its website to help tourism and hospitality workers, who were left unemployed by the pandemic, find new jobs in the industry. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
July 07, 2020 - 3:43 pm
New COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia have stabilized, according to city officials, but they are in no hurry to relax restrictions on indoor dining. Read more here.
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Coronavirus testing
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Jim Melwert
July 07, 2020 - 2:50 pm
Bucks County officials say a big chunk of new COVID-19 cases were from people who traveled out of state, but the county's health director says common sense, not quarantines, is what's needed to keep people safe. Read more here.
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Temple University
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Mark Abrams
July 07, 2020 - 1:13 pm
Temple University is preparing to open a COVID-19 testing center just in time for the arrival of students this fall, right in the middle of campus. Read more here.
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Gun lock
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Kristen Johanson
July 07, 2020 - 11:53 am
Authorities say the 6-year-old Northeast Philadelphia boy who was shot and killed may have been at the hands of another child — because the gun wasn’t properly secured in the home. The child is the third in Philadelphia to die in a similar manner within the past three months. Read more here.
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Tim Jimenez
July 07, 2020 - 8:43 am
Philly police are looking into an incident that was caught on camera over the holiday weekend. A man aims a gun at a guy who was yelling about social distancing to outdoor diners in Old City. Read more here.
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94WIP Staff
July 07, 2020 - 8:20 am
Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson is facing heavy criticism for a string of posts that appeared on his social media account over the July 4th weekend, one of which included quotes attributed to Adolf Hitler.
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