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Grim Milestone: Philly's Murder Count Hits 300

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Grieving families are pleading for change as Philadelphia reaches a grim milestone of 300 people murdered this year.

Mothers fill a tiny room in Philadelphia with pictures of loved ones lost. 273 more words

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Local Officials Push Back On NRA-Backed Concealed Gun Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS) — Republicans in Congress are joining a push for National Rifle Association-backed legislation to allow people with a concealed-carry permit to be able to legally carry a concealed gun in any state. 312 more words

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Thousands Turn Out For Philadelphia's 63rd Annual Hero Thrill Show

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Local heroes put on a show for a good cause.local heroes put on a show for a good cause. Thousands turned out for the annual Hero Thrill Show at the Wells Fargo Center. 321 more words

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Commissioner: Philadelphia Cop In Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting To Be Suspended, Dismissed

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia police officer is “suspended with the intent to dismiss” after shooting and killing a suspect in June.

After several months, the end of an Internal Affairs investigation into the shooting death of 30-year-old David Jones is also marking the end of Officer Ryan Pownall’s 12-year career with the Philadelphia Police Department, Commissioner Richard Ross announced Thursday. 460 more words

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Philly's Top Cop Praises Unique Summer Program At Kensington Library

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Throughout the summer, 10-year-old twins Christian and Christina have been walking through McPherson Square stepping over used heroin needles, and passed addicts passed out on the bench — all to get to their safe haven, the library. 340 more words

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Sessions Takes Aim At Philadelphia's Sanctuary City Status During Speech

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Philadelphia on Friday, as he encouraged local law enforcement to put an end to sanctuary cities.

During his speech, Sessions touched several themes, starting with what he calls a “surge in the murder rate, up 11 percent nationwide, the largest increase since 1968.” He also notes preliminary data show that murders in Philadelphia are up more than 20 percent from last year. 435 more words

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Police Commissioner: Information 'Sketchy' On Claims Cosmo DiNardo Killed 2 People In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — A pot dealer who confessed to killing four men on his family’s Pennsylvania farm also claimed to have killed two people in Philadelphia, but the city’s police commissioner called the information “sketchy.” 495 more words

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