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Heroic Neighbor Risks Life To Prevent Hit-Run Driver From Escaping

Rafael Rodriguez made sure the unidentified driver from the May 2nd accident at Front and Tioga Streets didn’t leave the scene, even if it meant risking his own life.


(It is the season for trauma according to one local ER doctor.)

‘Tis The Season For Trauma

One local emergency room physician says the number of injured children is rising as fast as the temperature outside your door. He says parents should take steps to make sure their child is not one of them.


9-Year-Old Victim Andre Clarke

1 Child Remains Critical, 2 Stable After North Philadelphia Hit-Run Accident

Three young children were injured Saturday afternoon in North Philadelphia after police say a man struck them with his vehicle and tried to attack the officer with an ax.



Driver In Custody After Striking 7-Week-Old In Stroller

Philadelphia police say a driver is in custody after he ran a red light at Westmoreland and Aramingo Avenues and struck a 7-week-old baby, who was being pushed in a stroller by her parents.


Philadelphia Police Investigate Suspicious Death Of 1-Year-Old Child

The initial investigation led authorities to believe that the child was sleeping with the mother and she may have rolled on top of the baby, according to police.


Philadelphia Man Under Arrest After 8-Year-Old Shoots 4-Year-Old

A 23-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man was expected to be charged on Monday, after his four-year-old son was allegedly shot by his eight-year-old nephew.


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New Jersey Legislators Propose Blood Oxygen Test For Every Newborn

Dr. Nandini Madan, a pediatric cardiologist at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, says a pulse oximetry test for every infant is a good idea and could save lives.


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Local Non-Profit Brings Santa To Kids That Can’t Get To Him

For nearly three decades, a local group has brought Santa — and a lot of smiles — to children in the Delaware Valley who are suffering from cancer and other diseases. They’re at it again this Christmas Eve.


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Health: Back To School & Head Lice

Students with head lice is something that a growing number of families are struggling with.