Philly seeks to curb catalytic converter thefts amid nationwide spike
A bill before Philadelphia City Council would stiffen penalties for catalytic converter thefts. It will get a vote this week.
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Research shows they're 'ineffective at reducing crime and victimization.'
Pa. House Republicans poised to send Philly DA Krasner’s impeachment to state Senate
The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines on Tuesday to send articles of impeachment against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner to the floor of the Republican-led chamber. A vote on whether to send the articles to the state Senate is expected to happen Wednesday, on the last scheduled day of the session and […]
Panel investigating crime in Philly puts blame on DA Krasner for lack of prosecutions
(*This story was updated at 5:52 p.m. on Monday, 10/25/22 to include additional comment from Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office) The House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order voted Monday to present an interim report to the full chamber on its investigation of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and crime in Philadelphia. A […]
As Wawa shutters Center City stores, Philly DA Krasner plays defense
The store closings are "another opportunity for entrepreneurship in the city of Philadelphia by people who live here and are going to keep the money here," District Attorney Larry Krasner said.
House committee on Philadelphia crime hears stories of loss from gun violence survivors
Dominic Billa was buying clothes for an interview for a union apprenticeship when he was shot and killed in a brawl at a Philadelphia shopping mall last year. Before her 19-year-old son was murdered, Nakisha Billa said she heard almost daily news reports of shootings and murders in the state’s biggest city, and prayed, thinking […]
Pa. House holds Philly DA Krasner in contempt for refusing to respond to select committee subpoena
(*This story was updated at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, 9/13/22, to include a House vote on the contempt resolution.) The Pennsylvania House voted Tuesday to hold Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner in contempt for refusing to respond to a subpoena issued by the select committee investigating Krasner’s approach to prosecuting crime. The 162-38 vote to hold […]
Wolf, Philadelphia lawmakers announce more than $100M for violence prevention grants
At a Philadelphia playground in a neighborhood marred by gun violence, Gov. Tom Wolf announced more than $100 million in funding for two grant programs to fund efforts to prevent violence before it begins. The grants are part of a record funding package for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, which will administer the […]
Two Philly Dems, three suburban Republicans named to Pa. House panel investigating Krasner
Reps. Amen Brown and Danilo Burgos, both Philadelphia Democrats from high-crime districts, have been named with three Republicans from outlying counties to investigate the causes of crime in the city.
House adopts resolution to investigate Philly DA Krasner over objections of city lawmakers
Over the fiery objections of Philadelphia lawmakers, the state House adopted a resolution to investigate Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.
Philly Sen. Haywood, Mayor Kenney to discuss gun violence solutions after sit-in
By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania Sen. Art Haywood, who has been holding a sit-in at City Hall, has reached one of his objectives: a meeting with Mayor Jim Kenney for later this week. The meeting is in response to a sit-in Haywood started last week in front of Kenney’s office.The Philadelphia Tribune reported that […]
Philly’s economy is rebounding from pandemic, but challenges remain, Pew analysis finds
The 2022 State of Philadelphia report focused on three main areas including public health, public safety and jobs and the economy.