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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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Father Speaks Out After Son Riding Dirt Bike Is Killed By Police

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –A father is speaking out after his son is shot dead by police in Philadelphia.

The incident happened Thursday around 6:40 p.m. in the 4200 block of Whitaker Avenue. 496 more words

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