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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner
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Kristen Johanson
January 05, 2020 - 11:52 am
With the highest number of homicides in the city in more than a decade for 2019, the city’s District Attorney said gun violence is systemic and that his policies aren't to blame. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Police Department headquarters.
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Kristen Johanson
January 01, 2020 - 2:43 pm
2019 shaped up to be the deadliest year for Philadelphia in more than a decade, with at least 356 people killed at the hands of another this past year — the highest since 2007. More guns have been pulled off the streets, and still, more people have been shot. Read more here.
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New Year's resolutions.
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Justin Udo
January 01, 2020 - 4:00 am
Many Philadelphians are using the new year to make resolutions, but some want the whole city to make some changes together in 2020. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
June 13, 2019 - 11:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Within a seven-hour span Wednesday night, eight people were shot in six different shootings, according to authorities. Two of the victims have died, including a teenager. Just after 10 p.m. Wednesday, two teenagers were gunned down in Port Richmond at Campbell Square...
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Four people were found killed in the basement of a home near 51st Street and Baltimore Avenue.
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Ian Bush
November 20, 2018 - 11:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The killing Sunday night of four people in West Philadelphia put the number of homicides in the city above the 300 mark earlier than any year since 2007. Police Commissioner Richard Ross made the observation while briefing reporters on Monday. He says whatever the...
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Kristen Johanson
October 03, 2018 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's homicide rate is the highest in six years, close to record levels set more than a decade ago. Authorities say more than a 1,000 people have been shot in Philadelphia so far this year, and nearly 10 percent of them are teenagers. The number of teens and...
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