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Domestic Violence

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Owners of Obsolete Cell Phones Urged To Donate Them For Abuse Victims

For victims of domestic abuse, “These cell phones really are a lifeline,” says Katie Young-Wildes with Women Against Abuse.

11/20/2013

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Burlington County Arrests 11 As Part Of National Campaign Against Domestic Violence

Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield said the arrests were part of National Family Violence Apprehension Detail.

10/23/2013

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Elderly Man Will Stand Trial For Germantown Murder More Than 20 Years Ago

A Philadelphia man who fled overseas after the killing of his wife’s female lover in a Germantown restaurant two decades ago will now be tried on murder charges.

10/09/2013

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Double-Murder Charges Filed In Wissinoming House Fire

Carlos Rivera, 25, is facing several charges in the murders of 35-year old Atlanta Deveney and her son, Elijah Rosado.

10/08/2013

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Ex-NFL Star Chad Johnson Gets 30 Days In Jail

Former NFL star Chad Johnson was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for a probation violation in a domestic violence case by a judge who angrily rejected a no-jail plea deal after Johnson playfully slapped his attorney on the backside in court.

06/10/2013

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Philadelphia Gives Women’s Group $2.5M To Build Another Domestic Violence Shelter

“While this new safe haven is a huge step toward addressing the safety needs of survivors, our work as a community is far from over,” said Jeannine Lisitski, executive director of Women Against Abuse.

05/13/2013

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Expert Worried About Availability of Guns To Those With Domestic Violence Histories

Kenneth Philipp was released earlier this month from Bucks County Prison. He obtained a gun and killed his ex-wife.

04/23/2013

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‘Women Against Abuse’ Holding Holiday Gift Drive

For victims of domestic violence, this time of year can be especially tough. To help, Women Against Abuse is holding a gift drive for the hundred-or-so residents at its emergency shelter.

11/26/2012

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Suspect Taken Into Custody After Barricade Situation In Northwest Philadelphia

A male was taken into custody after a domestic incident turned into a barricade situation.

09/15/2012

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Jimmy Rollins Joins Other Notables In PSA Against Domestic Violence

(Rollins: ) “No woman should have to fear abuse. No man should hit a woman for any reason.”

06/21/2012

Stigall Show Log 4.30.12

Chris talks about the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, and the increase in domestic violence in Camden, NJ. He talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup about Obama’s dog eatting comments. He also speaks with Congressman Jon Runyan about the Red Meat Tour Stop and Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel.

WPHT-FM–04/30/2012

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Councilman Johnson Calls For Emergency Shelters To Add More Beds

A Philadelphia city councilman is calling for hearings into what he says is an insufficient number of emergency shelter beds for women who are victims of domestic violence.

02/12/2012

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Advocates Alarmed By Increase In Local Domestic Abuse Incidents

Advocates for domestic violence victims are concerned about a recent spike in the number of violent incidents involving intimate partners in the Philadelphia suburbs.

02/09/2012

CDC: 25 Percent Of Women Are Victims Of Domestic Violence

A new survey by the Centers for Disease Control finds 25 percent of women are victims of domestic violence — a figure one government official calls astounding.

12/14/2011

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Violence May Make Women Mentally Ill

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, women who experience violence – including domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, and stalking – have a greater risk of developing mental health disorders.

12/09/2011

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