A Holmesburg man was charged with murder after he allegedly shot another man in the face during an argument on Feb. 2. Claude Thomas, 27, of the 4700 block of Vista St., wounded Rasheed Shannon once in the face as the two quarreled in the street near Thomas’ home at about 1:45 p.m., police said. Emergency responders found Shannon, 25, on the 4900 block of Fitler St. and took him to Aria Health-Torresdale, where he died on Feb. 3.
A former Philadelphia police sergeant has been ordered to stand trial on homicide and manslaughter charges in connection with an alleged drunken-driving crash that claimed the life of a Fishtown father of four last September.
Robbers shot an Oxford Circle man four times as the victim walked near his home on Monday night, according to Philadelphia police.
A U.S. Senate committee last week approved President Obama’s controversial nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, but a bipartisan group of elected officials isn’t done fighting confirmation of the former Mumia Abu-Jamal defense attorney.
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A would-be robber dressed the part of Brian Westbrook, but he performed more like Happy Feller as he failed to grab a woman’s cash at a Castor Gardens pharmacy on Feb. 1.
A Common Pleas Court jury decided that David Toledo did, indeed, slash or puncture a bunch of tires on his Mayfair neighbors’ cars.
An reward increase for information about NoLibs murder, a local politician seeks re-election, and other neighborhood news in brief.
Large vacant commercial and industrial properties are fire traps, according to City Councilman Dennis O’Brien.
Fifty families were displaced in a Fox Chase apartment building fire on Thursday, but no injuries were reported to residents or firefighters.