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(A sign announces the new curfew regulations in two sections of Philadelphia.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Extends More Restrictive Curfew Regulations

The Nutter administration has extended its new weekend curfew for teens, even as it works with City Council to tweak the permanent curfew law.


(Philadelphia crime scene investigator Leo Rahill, today wearing his "WTC" decoration, went to New York City right after the terrorist attacks to volunteer his services.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Honors City Cops Who Responded On 9/11 And After

The Philadelphia Police Department has marked the tenth anniversiary of 9/11 by honoring those who have served their city and their country.


(Mayor Michael Nutter, at lectern, and Philadelphia police officers talk about the city's crimefighting plan during a press conference today in the mayor's City Hall reception room.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Nutter Looks Back, And Forward, At Philadelphia’s Crime Fighting Efforts

While looking ahead, the mayor also checked the rearview mirror, looking at midyear crime statistics comparing 2011 to the previous four years.


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Ramsey Reveals Plans To Prevent ‘Flash Mob’ Attacks

Speaking exclusively with CBS 3, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey revealed preliminary plans to prevent a repeat of Flash Mob violence which, last Friday night, left three victims beaten and robbed on Center City streets.



As Victim Speaks Out, City Explores Ways To Stop Violent Flash Mobs

City officials met last night to discuss ways to stop violent mobs of teenagers from rampaging through Center City. This comes after weekend attacks that left several people injured and an 11-year-old in police custody, charged in the attacks.


(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, center of photo, discusses a point with Mayor Nutter, back to camera at right, during today's PhillyStat meeting.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Nutter Administration Restarts ‘PhillyStat,’ Data-Driven City Management Tool

Mayor Michael Nutter has relaunched the management tool and held the administration’s first public review meeting on Wednesday.


(Philadelphia police officials show surveillance video of one of the weekend shootings.  Photos by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia’s Top Cop Appeals To Public For Help Solving Weekend Shootings

Five people were killed and 27 injured over the weekend in Philadelphia, in a spate of violence that has police and the mayor promising a strong response.


An accident scene was part of training sessions for emergency personnel. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Conference Teaches Emergency Responders Traffic-Reducing Strategies

A day-long conference was held at Citizens Bank Park yesterday for emergency personnel in the region who arrive at traffic accident scenes.


(Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter places the first of several wreaths at the Living Flame Memorial, in Franklin Square, during ceremonies on Wednesday.  Police commissioner Charles Ramsey and fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers also placed wreaths.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

City of Philadelphia Honors Fallen Heroes in Annual ‘Living Flame’ Ceremony

Despite a steady rain in Philadelphia, dozens of police officers, firefighters, and family members of those killed in the line of duty gathered for the city’s annual “living flame” memorial on Wednesday in Franklin Square.


(File photo, credit Paul Kurtz, KYW Newsradio)

Bin Laden Death Brings Back Horrors of 9/11 For Philadelphia’s Top Cop

Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, who was the police chief in Washington, DC on September 11th, 2001, says he had trouble sleeping on Sunday night after hearing the news about Osama Bin Laden’s death.


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3 Philadelphia Cops Charged With Illegal Steroid Trafficking

Fiften people, including a Philadelphia police detective and two other Philadelphia police officers, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their alleged involvement in an illegal steroid and HGH distribution ring.


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Ramsey: No Increase In Crime Due To SugarHouse Casino

The Philadelphia police commissioner said crime around the casino, while well-publicized, has not gone up significantly.


(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey.  File photo)

Philadelphia Top Cop Calls For Expanded Police Presence In City Schools

Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says the time has come for a stepped-up police role in city schools, and he says a plan is being drawn up to expand the presence of officers there.


(Philadelphia City Council.  File photo)

City Council Gives Thumbs-Up For Philadelphia Top Cop’s Salary Hike

Philadelphia City Council, which controls the purse strings of the city’s government, apparently has no problem with the $60,000 salary hike given to police commissioner Charles Ramsey to keep him from fleeing to Chicago.


(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, standing at lectern, was among the dignitaries at today's ceremony.  Photos by Brad Segall)

Philadelphia Gets Five Horses For Its Reconstituted Mounted Police Unit

Philadelphia Police have welcomed the department’s newest recruits — the four-legged kind who will soon be a part of the reinstated Mounted Unit, which is expected to be up and running later this year.