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Broken down Philadelphia Fire Department truck. (credit: CBS)

Broken Drive Shaft Strands Philadelphia Fire Truck En Route To Call

While en route to a service call Friday, the drive shaft of a Philadelphia fire truck broke off, stranding several firefighters and the truck for several hours.

08/22/2014

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Wake Held For Children Killed In Southwest Philadelphia Fire

Family and friends bid a final farewell to four children who lost their lives in a massive rowhome fire.

08/15/2014

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Fire Officials: Cause Of Gesner Street Blaze That Killed 4 Children ‘Undetermined’

Four-year-old twins Maria and Marialla Bowah and brothers four-year-old Patrick Sanyeah and seven-week-old Taj Jacque died in the early morning hours on July 5, when the fire broke out at the rowhome.

08/15/2014

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Police: Pair Of Suspects Used Social Media Site To Lure Victims, Rob Them

The two suspects are facing three counts of robbery and other related offenses.

08/08/2014

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2 Shootings Involving Philadelphia Police Under Investigation

Despite the two incidents, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says shootings involving police officers are relatively unusual.

07/31/2014

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Donations Will Pay For Funerals Of Children Who Died In SW Philadelphia Fire

Four children who died in a Southwest Philadelphia fire on July 5th will be buried next month in a Delaware County cemetery.

07/31/2014

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1 Injured In Police-Involved Shooting In Southwest Philadelphia

Chopper 3 over the scene of a police-involved shooting Wednesday in Southwest Philadelphia.

07/30/2014

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Free Concert Held To Benefit Victims Of Deadly Southwest Philadelphia Fire

While all money raised at the show at the First Baptist Church of Paschall would be given to the families affected by the fire, Pastor Eric Simmons says the night was more about lifting the spirits of a community that was hurt, and at times angry.

07/21/2014

Aftermath of crash in Southwest Philly on June 18, 2014. (credit: CBS)

Overturned Vehicle Knocks Out Power In Southwest Philly

An overturned vehicle injured a driver and created power issues for residents in Southwest Philadelphia early Friday morning.

07/18/2014

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Vigil Held To Remember 4 Children Killed In Southwest Philadelphia Fire

With a song and a prayer, the victims, families and community leaders stood in solidarity Thursday evening. They called it a night to start the healing process.

07/17/2014

(Patrick Sanyeah, center, is father of two of the four children who died in the Saturday morning fire.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Father Of Children Who Perished In Gesner Street Fire Receives Letter From Mayor

Sanyeah reflects on a letter from the Mayor, who expressed sadness, sympathy and said firefighters did everything they could to save lives and the city would fully investigate the blaze. Sanyeah, still grieving, spent an hour meeting with Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison, which he calls positive.

07/14/2014

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Liberian Ambassador Visits Scene Of Fatal Fire In Southwest Philadelphia

For the first time we are hearing directly from the eyewitness who first spotted the flames.

07/08/2014

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Fire Officials Release 911 Tapes In Fatal Southwest Philadelphia Blaze

Philadelphia Fire Officials have now released the 911 tapes of the first calls received alerting the fire department to a fire in the 6500 block of Gesner Street Saturday morning that killed four children.

07/08/2014

(Mamasa Sherif and her husband, Peter Alpha, have a difference of opinion over the fire department's response to the Saturday morning fire.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Controversy Persists Over Fire Dept. Response to Fatal SW Phila. Fire

Confusion and disagreement over what happened that night continues to percolate throughout the 6500 block of Gesner Street.

07/08/2014

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Protests Held Near Scene Of Deadly Fire In Southwest Philadelphia

A large protest is being held Monday night outside of a fire station near the scene of Saturday’s early morning house fire that left four children dead in Southwest Philadelphia.

07/07/2014

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