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Cops: Man Gunned Down In West Oak Lane After Luring Phone Call

Philadelphia police are investigating the shooting death of a man early Friday they say began with a luring phone call.


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1 Killed, Infant Injured In West Oak Lane Crash

One person is dead, several others — including an infant — are injured, after a crash in West Oak Lane.



Fire Damages Home In West Oak Lane

Firefighters worked quickly to put out a house fire in Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.


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Man Found Dead After Fire In Abandoned Philadelphia House

Authorities say a man was killed in an early morning fire in an abandoned house in north Philadelphia.


("DJ Diamond Kuts."  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Tina (‘DJ Diamond Kuts’) Dunham

Tina Dunham, a.k.a. “DJ Diamond Kuts,” has toured with artists like Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj, is a DJ on Philly’s Power 99, and a host on BET’s, “The Deal.”


Man In Critical Condition After Shooting In West Oak Lane

A man in his 60s is in critical condition after being shot on Wednesday night.


(Paintings by Daren Dieter, provided by Magee Rehab.)

Paralyzed Artist Daren Dieter, Son of Phila. Consumer Advocate, Dead at 29

Daren Dieter, 29, died suddenly Tuesday, four years after being gravely wounded in a shooting.



One Dead, One Hospitalized In Two Philadelphia Stabbings

Police are investigating two early Friday morning stabbing incidents in Philadelphia. One incident left one person dead.



Teen Sentenced To Juvenile Facility In Murder Of Elderly West Oak Lane Man

Von Combs, 14 at the time of the murder and believed to be the lookout, was tried as a juvenile and convicted of second-degree murder.


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Commissioner Ramsey On SEPTA Shooting: ‘You Got A Lot Of Idiots Out Here’

At about 9:40 last night, a SEPTA driver was in his Route 6 bus, parked at a layover on Cheltenham Avenue near Ogontz, when a stray bullet came through the windshield.


Philadelphia Teen Gets Prison Term In Fatal Attack On Pizza Deliveryman

Judge Benjamin Lerner has sentenced 19-year-old Rasheed Caesar to at least 3-6 years behind bars.


(Pasquale and Clarice in their group home in West Oak Lane.  Photo by Karin Phillips)

Philadelphia Community Group JEVS Sets Its Sights Higher

As part of its many programs designed to help people with difficulties become independent, JEVS Human Services operates 32 group homes that give people with emotional and intellectual disabilities a chance at independence.



Philadelphia Police Investigate Brazen West Oak Lane Rite Aid Robbery

Philadelphia police are expected to release surveillance video from a weekend Rite Aid robbery.


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Police Investigating Armed Robbery At West Oak Lane RiteAid

Police are investigating an armed robbery at a RiteAid in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia Sunday night.


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Police: Man Fatally Shot By Cops In West Oak Lane After Brandishing Gun

A man was fatally shot after he allegedly pointed a gun at Philadelphia police officers Friday.