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Harold Staten (right) with his son Harold DeBose (left) celebrate after Staten was exonerated from prison after nearly 40 years behind bars. (Pennsylvania Innocence Project) (PHILADELPHIA) — A man incarcerated for nearly 40 years was released from prison on Monday after a judge ruled his conviction be overturned. Harold Staten, 71, was found guilty after […]

DIGICOMPHOTO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images (PHILADELPHIA) — The Philadelphia Department of Health is tracking a measles outbreak in the city, with eight confirmed cases as of Monday. Health officials told ABC News all confirmed cases are among non-immune individuals. The health department said it’s actively tracking current cases and has listed several known exposure sites across […]

Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images (PHILADELPHIA) — Cherelle Parker is literally one in a hundred after being elected Philadelphia’s first female mayor. In a historic vote, Parker became the City of Brotherly Love’s 100th mayor and the first woman elected to the office. “Who is Cherelle Parker going to be? A get-it-done Philadelphian. A get-it-done mayor who won’t […]

Josh Kruger/Twitter (PHILADELPHIA) — Josh Kruger, a freelance journalist and former city employee, was shot and killed in his Philadelphia home early Monday, according to local officials. Police responded to his home at about 1:30 a.m. and found Kruger shot seven times in the chest and abdomen. He was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, […]

Google Maps Street View (PHILADELPHIA) — Three Philadelphia school teachers filed a proposed class action lawsuit on August 18 against the School District of Philadelphia, accusing the district of violating their First Amendment rights after they protested against asbestos in the school. Ethan Tannen and Carolyn Gray, who are current teachers at Julia R. Masterman […]

Douglas Sacha/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The Philadelphia police officer who shot and killed a man sitting in his car last month surrendered to authorities Friday morning on murder charges. Mark Dial, the officer accused of fatally shooting Eddie Irizarry Jr. on Aug. 14, was also charged with voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless […]

Douglas Sacha/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The Philadelphia police officer who shot and killed a man sitting in his car last month surrendered to authorities Friday morning. It is not clear what charges Mark Dial, the officer accused of fatally shooting Eddie Irizarry Jr. on Aug. 14, faces from the incident. District Attorney Larry Krasner […]

Irizarry Family (PHILADELPHIA) — A Philadelphia police officer who fatally shot a 27-year-old man while he was sitting in his car was suspended for 30 days and the city’s police commissioner said she intends to fire the officer at the end of the suspension. The announcement by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw at a press […]

Jeremy Hogan/Getty Images (PHILADELPHIA) — Police have identified all five victims killed in a mass shooting in Philadelphia on Monday. A suspect wearing a bulletproof vest, carrying a rifle and multiple rounds of ammunition opened fire in Philadelphia late Monday, killing five and injuring two children, according to authorities. Police arrested the suspected gunman following […]

Sheila Paras/Getty Images (PHILADELPHIA) — Investigators are searching for answers as to why someone wearing a ski mask and body armor went on an apparently random shooting spree in Philadelphia on the eve of the Fourth of July, gunning down five people. “This armed and armored individual wreaked havoc, firing with a rifle at their […]