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June 12, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
Philadelphia public schools will close at noon today because of expected heat and humidity. The School District said in a notice posted on its website Sunday that it decided to send students homes early today because of a forecast of temperatures in the upper 90s. The forecast this morning, however, only calls for a high of 82 under partly sunny skies. But it also will be humid. The noon closing also affects early childhood programs and after school programs will be canceled, the district said.
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April 18, 1994 | ELWOOD P. SMITH/ DAILY NEWS
Firefighters survey the scene at 52nd Street at Girard Avenue in West Philadelphia after a 48-inch water main broke last night, flooding several blocks and forcing the temporary evacuation of homes in a six-block area. No injuries were reported. The giant main broke about 10 p.m. on 53rd Street just above Girard and also flooded Thompson, Poplar and Stiles streets, said Deputy Water Commissioner Richard Roy. Water service to most homes in the area was restored early today.
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May 2, 1989 | E.W. FAIRCLOTH/ DAILY NEWS
Abraham Lincoln High ballplayers Jerry Mason and Chris Diamond get shelter from Lincoln soccer coach Rich Patton yesterday just before rain washed out the game in the bottom of the fourth inning with Lincoln leading rival Northeast 7-5. The showers continued early today.
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August 31, 1990 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
Four men were shot, two fatally, in a pair of unrelated shootings that erupted within three blocks of each other and an hour apart last night in South Philadelphia, police said. The fatal shootings occurred about 8 p.m. in the 1500 block of South Stillman Street, a narrow, tree-lined block near 25th and Tasker Streets. David Cotton, 38, and Richard Mills, 42, were cut down outside their homes, witnesses told police, by bullets fired by a third man who was later taken into custody and was being questioned early today by detectives.
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January 5, 1991 | By Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
A police officer shot and killed a man early today during a disturbance in the backyard of a Frankford home, police said. The officer also was wounded in the incident shortly after 1 a.m. outside a house on Edmund Street near Margaret, police said. Details of the incident were sketchy, but police said the victim was shot at least once by the officer. He was was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they were withholding the identity of the victim until his family is notified.
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October 28, 1990 | By Peter Landry, Inquirer Staff Writer
An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was shot with his weapon just before midnight in an argument with his wife at their West Philadelphia home, police said. Police said the officer, identified as Harvey Douglas, 46, of the 14th District, was shot in the chest as the two argued inside their house in the 5800 block of Haverford Avenue. The officer was taken by ambulance to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was undergoing emergency treatment early today.
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October 25, 1989 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
A 15-year-old boy was critically wounded last night during an apparent robbery in the 100 block of North Vodges Street in West Philadelphia by a gunman pretending to be a police officer, police said. Police said the youth was approached about 8:30 p.m. by a man who falsely identified himself as a police officer and frisked the teenager. The man then drew a handgun and shot the youth in the face, police said. The youth was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where a hospital spokeswoman said he was listed in critical condition early today.
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April 22, 1986 | Special to the Daily News by Alex Lloyd Gross
Vincent J. Ferraro, 21, of Shelmire Avenue near Lawndale, was killed early today when the car he was driving struck a utility pole on Rising Sun Avenue near Adams Avenue in Olney. Police said the impact of the crash sheared the left side of the frame and the top off the car. Police said Ferraro was driving north on Rising Sun when the accident occurred. He was dead on arrival at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Northern Division.
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March 17, 1993 | by Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
One person was critically wounded and a police officer injured last night as violence erupted when police stopped a suspected stolen car in West Philadelphia, police said. The suspect was wounded at least once in the face - apparently by police gunfire - during the 11:25 p.m. incident on 46th Street near Spruce, police said. He was in critical condition early today at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The officer was in guarded condition early today at Graduate Hospital with neck and back injuries received when he was hit by the stolen car, police said.
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December 27, 2011 | Staff Report
A man was shot and critically wounded early today in North Philadelphia, police said. Officers found the victim about 1:35 a.m. on the 3600 block of Marshall Street in the Franklinville neighborhood, police said. He had been shot in the thigh and the back. The man, said to be about 28-years-old, was taken to Temple University Hospital and placed in critical condition, police said. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation.  
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July 14, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
A 40-year-old man was shot critically wounded early today in North Philadelphia, police said. Police responding to the 3100 block of North 13th Street found the unidentified victim with multiple bullet wounds inside a car at 2:20 a.m. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was in critical condition, police said. No word yet on a possible motive.
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June 12, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
Philadelphia public schools will close at noon today because of expected heat and humidity. The School District said in a notice posted on its website Sunday that it decided to send students homes early today because of a forecast of temperatures in the upper 90s. The forecast this morning, however, only calls for a high of 82 under partly sunny skies. But it also will be humid. The noon closing also affects early childhood programs and after school programs will be canceled, the district said.
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May 23, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
A 20-year-old man was shot and killed early today in Kensington, police said. Hit multiple times by gunfire about 1:10 a.m., the victim ran into his house on the 2900 block of Rorer Street and collapsed, police said. Officers who responded to the shooting put the man in their patrol car and rushed him to Temple University Hospital, but he died at 3:15 a.m. Police said two men were seen running from the scene. No word yet on a possible motive.
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April 20, 2012 | Breaking News Desk, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/DAILY NEWS
A 31-year-old man was shot and killed early today during an argument in the entranceway to his apartment building in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section, police said. The victim, whom police identified as Quasay Johnson, left his apartment and went to the vestibule of the building on the 7000 block of N. 15th Street about 12:30 a.m. after receiving a phone call, police said. Witnesses told police they heard some men arguing and then a round of gunfire. The victim was shot three times in the chest and once in an arm, police said.
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April 17, 2012 | Staff Report
A man was shot in the back and killed early today in West Philadelphia, police said. Officers found a shotgun next to the victim when they responded to the 5400 block of Locust Street at 4:30 a.m. Medics pronounced the man dead at the scene at 4:42 a.m., police said. He appeared to be about 35-years-old. Investigators are trying to sort out the circumstances surrounding the slaying. Police in the meantime identified another man who was shot in the back and killed in Northeast Philadelphia early Monday.
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April 5, 2012 | Staff Report
A man was shot and wounded early today inside the the Black Pumpkin bar in Philadelphia's Feltonville section, according to police. East Division Detectives are interviewing up to 14 people who were in the bar on the 600 block of East Wyoming Avenie when the gunfire erupted about 1:30 a.m. The man, whose age and name have not been released yet, was reported in guarded condition with a stomach wound at Temple University Hospital....
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April 2, 2012 | Staff Report
A man was killed and his grandfather injured early today in a fire in a two story house in Levittown, officials said. The fatality, said to be in his early 30s, was found on the second floor of the home on the 100 block of Everturn Lane, said Bristol Township Fire Marshal Kevin Dippolito. The second man, said to be about 80 years old, was outside the building when firefighters arrived. He was taken to St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Dippolito said. No word yet on his condition.
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March 28, 2012 | Staff Report
Police are investigating the shooting death of a man inside a car in Camden's Parkside neighborhood. The victim has been identified as Carlos Perry, 39, of the 1100 block of Princess Avenue. Officials said he was shot multiple times about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday while sitting in a green Honda a few blocks away on the 1000 block of Langham Avenue. Ortiz was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he died early today. No word yet on a possible motive. Anyone with information was asked to contact Camden County Prosecutor's Office Investigator Miguel Rubert at (856)
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March 14, 2012 | Staff Report
Police are questioning a possible suspect in the fatal stabbing early today of a 22-year-old man in Philadelphia's Olney section. The victim, whose name has not been released yet, was stabbed once in the chest at 5:22 a.m. on the 5500 block of North Fairhill Street, police said. Medics took him to Albert Einstein Medical Center, but he was pronounced dead at 5:53 a.m., police said. Police took one person into custody and were questioning the suspect. No word yet on a possible motive.
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