philadelphia-crime

House committee on Philadelphia crime hears stories of loss from gun violence survivors

BY: - September 29, 2022

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

BY: - September 13, 2022

(*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

BY: - September 8, 2022

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

BY: - July 11, 2022

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

BY: - June 29, 2022

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: - April 26, 2022

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

BY: - April 24, 2022

The 2022 State of Philadelphia report focused on three main areas including public health, public safety and jobs and the economy.

New Pew poll shows 30% increase in Philly residents concerned about crime

BY: - April 10, 2022

The poll found that 70% of the city’s residents think crime, drugs and public safety are the biggest issues facing the city

Milton Pollard (L) and Sandra White talk to Temple University President Jason Wingard during his bicycle ride through North Philadelphia

Temple U. prez Wingard bikes thru North Philly to talk safety, cooperation with local residents

BY: - April 7, 2022

Temple officials set off on mountain bikes to engage with their neighbors about collaboration and partnership.

Philadelphia’s carjackings rise early in the new year

BY: - January 15, 2022

After approximately 750 carjackings in 2021, 2022 is outpacing last year just short of two weeks into the year.

Reluctant witnesses hampering gun violence prosecutions, Philly DA Krasner says

BY: - January 11, 2022

'Police go to every door, knock on the doors, ask if there are any witnesses,' Krasner said. 'No witnesses come forward, or there are no witnesses.'

Amid outcry from city pols, Philly DA Krasner sounds off on backlash to ‘crisis’ comments

BY: - December 10, 2021

'The message conveyed through media sound bites is not at all what I meant,' Krasner said in a statement.