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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.

‘We need more help’: Philly city, state leaders press Biden for further aid to reduce violence

BY: - July 3, 2021

While city’s homicide rate is reaching historic highs, a state law prevents Philadelphia from putting its own firearm regulations in place.

Black coalition calls for an ammunition tracking system in Pennsylvania

BY: - April 25, 2021

The number of homicides in Philadelphia stood at 151 as of Tuesday, up 30 percent compared with the same time last year, according to the police department’s website.

‘We’re bringing the village together’: In Philly’s Germantown, residents air gun violence concerns

BY: - February 19, 2020

In what is becoming a regular occurrence as Philadelphia continues to grapple with escalating gun violence, yet another church opened its doors after the sun had set in an effort to address the problem.

Poll: Philadelphians say their city is less safe than America’s largest cities

BY: - February 19, 2020

By Monday, Philadelphia had seen 45 murders, up 18 percent from the same day in 2019.

Philly homicides rose again in 2019; Blacks made up majority of the victims, data shows

BY: - January 3, 2020

As of Dec. 27, 2019,  1,445 people were shot in the city, a 2.3 percent increase over last year at that time, according to city data.

Jury in officer-involved shooting to come from Philadelphia

BY: - November 26, 2019

Former Philly Officer Ryan Pownall, 37, allegedly shot David Jones, 30, in the Juniata neighborhood on June 8, 2017.

‘This could be my son’: In Philadelphia, Black men gather in an effort to help reduce city’s gun violence

BY: - November 20, 2019

Activists from across Philadelphia met Monday to discuss ways to tackle the escalating murder rate in Pennsylvania's largest city.