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January 16, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
FBI Director James B. Comey said Thursday that investigators were not currently seeking any other suspects in last week's shooting of a Philadelphia police officer by a man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. Comey said authorities had found nothing to suggest that confessed shooter Edward Archer was part of an organized terrorist cell or was planning any follow-up attack. He downplayed the significance of an anonymous tip police received Saturday that Archer, 30, of Yeadon, might have worked with three other men whose religious beliefs were more radical.
NEWS
January 15, 2016 | Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
Is a scheduled binge really a binge at all? In an effort to replicate the coveted Netflix model, TBS is playing of all of Angie Tribeca - the new Rashida Jones-starring comedy created by Steve and Nancy Carrell - in a marathon format. For 25 commercial-free hours on Sunday and Monday, TBS will run the first 10 episodes of Angie Tribeca back to back to back. TBS isn't the first network that has tried to adapt the binge-watching model to cable. But no one has been particularly successful at it yet. And Angie Tribeca is a weird choice for TBS to use as a test case.
NEWS
January 14, 2016
AS A POLICE district advisory council member and active town watch member, I was disappointed in Mayor Kenney's performance at the initial city news conference following the horrific assassination attempt of Officer Jesse Hartnett. Kenney didn't seem to understand that when you attack a police officer, you attack a city. He should have, without hesitation, vigorously defended his city and his police department and ensured the city that all will be well. He did none of that. Instead, he made a brief comment that was totally inappropriate for the moment and retreated to the rear of the podium, looking nervous and unsure of himself.
NEWS
January 13, 2016 | Inquirer Editorial Board
The FBI and local authorities continue to investigate whether last week's attempted assassination of a Philadelphia police officer was a terrorist attack. No matter their conclusion, it won't change the inherent danger of being a police officer in cities where the threat of violence is constant. Officer Jesse Hartnett was in his patrol car at 60th and Spruce on Thursday night when a man wearing a long, white tunic and wielding a 9mm Glock fired more than a dozen shots at him. Three of the bullets hit and fractured Hartnett's arm, but he managed to return fire and wound the suspect, who ran away but was later apprehended.
NEWS
January 13, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan and Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITERS
Federal and local authorities are continuing to investigate a tipster's claim that Edward Archer, the man charged in the shooting of Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett, was part of a small group of men with radical beliefs, officials said Monday. Homicide Capt. James Clark said that after a weekend of investigating, authorities have been unable to substantiate the tip, delivered to police by a woman who warned that "the threat to police is not over," and said Archer was associated with a group of three other men more radical than he. "We're investigating it, but we haven't found anything yet," Clark said.
NEWS
January 13, 2016 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Staff Writer
JUST DAYS into 2016, one Delaware County teen already has made his bid for the stupidest criminal of the year, by showing up for a follow-up meeting he'd scheduled with an elderly woman he had kidnapped and robbed the day before, according to police. Nether Providence Police Chief David Splain said the suspect, 17-year-old Jason Donte Hayes, was surprised when he was met in a shopping center parking lot by police instead of the victim. "We were the last ones he was waiting to see. He was waiting for a little old woman," Splain said.
NEWS
January 12, 2016 | BY KATHY BOCCELLA, Staff Writer
A PHILADELPHIA police officer covering the patrol detail for wounded Officer Jesse Hartnett scuffled Saturday night with a man who tried to take his service revolver at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, police said yesterday. Police officials said the Saturday incident was not related to the ambush Thursday night of Hartnett, who was shot multiple times in the arm by an assailant saying he acted "in the name of Islam. " The gun used in that shooting had been stolen earlier from another police officer's home, police said.
NEWS
January 11, 2016 | BY AUBREY WHELAN MARI A. SCHAEFER JEREMY ROEBUCK & STEPHANIE FARR, Staff Writers
HOURS AFTER he shot a Philadelphia police officer with a stolen police firearm Thursday night, Edward Archer confessed to investigators that he had acted "in the name of Islam," authorities said. "I follow Allah. I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic State, and that's why I did what I did," Archer told detectives, according to Homicide Capt. James Clark. Investigators are still working to determine whether the 30-year-old Yeadon man had any ties to terrorist groups or whether he had acted alone.
NEWS
January 10, 2016 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Staff Writer
IN HIS former career with the Coast Guard, Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett braved rough waters directing boats and crews through their missions, but the waters were never rougher for Hartnett than they were Thursday night on a piece of asphalt in West Philadelphia, when he was ambushed in his patrol car by a gunman determined to take his life. However, the shooter had no idea with whom he was dealing. Hartnett - a man described as "tough" by his father and a "warrior" by his boss - not only survived three gunshot wounds to his arm at point-blank range, he got out of his patrol car and returned fire, striking his assailant in the buttocks.
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