City Council Will Look To Add Hate Crimes To Philadelphia CodeCity council members are introducing a bill that adds hate crimes to the individual conduct portion of the city code.
Deadly Shooting Of 3-Year-Old In Philadelphia Has Officials Calling For ActionDistrict Attorney Seth Williams and other officials held a press conference to bring attention to a bill sitting in the state House and Senate.
Philadelphia Lawmaker: It's 'High' Time To Decriminalize Marijuana PossessionCouncilman Jim Kenney wants to downgrade Philadelphia's marijuana possession offense even further.
Civil Rights Groups Call For Moratorium On Philly Death Penalty ProsecutionsA coalition of civil rights groups kicked off a new campaign at a rally Saturday at the First United Church of Germantown.
Jury Selection Underway In Trial Of Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Charged With Multiple MurdersJury selection is underway in the capital murder case against West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, who allegedly routinely performed illegal, late-term abortions at his Women's Medical Society on Lancaster avenue.
Charges Filed Against Two Former Officers Involved In Fatal ShootingThe Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has filed numerous charges including voluntary manslaughter against two former police officers in connection with a fatal shooting in 2008.
$20K Reward Offered For Arrest Of Criminals Dressed As Muslim WomenMembers of Philadelphia's Muslim community are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of criminals who are dressing as Muslim women to carry out the crimes.
Trial Ordered for 4th Defendant in Tacony 'Basement of Horrors' Kidnap/Fraud CaseA man for whom all charges were previously dismissed in the so-called "Basement of Horrors" Tacony kidnap and fraud case is now being held for trial.
DA's Office Reverses; Will Refile Charges Against 1 'Basement of Horrors' FigureThe Philadelphia district attorney's office has changed its mind and now says it will recharge the defendant who was about to be freed in the local kidnap-and-fraud case.
Area Residents Looking For Work Hope The American Jobs Act Will Be BeneficialThe president has a jobs bill that he promises "will put people to work," mainly school teachers, construction workers, and law enforcement officials.
Philadelphia DA Creates New Public Corruption Task ForcePhiladelphia district attorney Seth Williams has created a new task force designed speficially to weed out public corruption in the city.
US Court Grants New Sentencing For Mumia Abu-JamalA US appeals court is awarding death-row activist Mumia Abu-Jamal a new sentencing hearing in the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer.