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January 10, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Mari A. Schaefer, Jeremy Roebuck, and 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
December 29, 2011
A shooting Wednesday evening in West Philadelphia left a man dead, police said. Khalif Lanus, 32, of West Philadelphia, was shot several times about 5 p.m. at 57th Street and Wyalusing Avenue. He died at the scene. Police had no suspects Wednesday night. - Anthony Campisi
NEWS
March 30, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two people were killed and one wounded Thursday night when a pair of would-be armed robbers pulled a gun on a man walking in West Philadelphia - and the man, in turn, pulled his own gun and fired. Police said the man, 27, and his friend, 25, had just gotten off a trolley and were walking along the 5400 block of Media Street when they passed two other men, who announced a robbery. The man and his friend turned around to see one of the alleged assailants holding a gun. The 27-year-old pulled a semiautomatic handgun that he was legally permitted to carry and fired at the other men, emptying his gun, a law enforcement source said.
NEWS
March 30, 2015 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
One hundred years ago, on April 7, 1915, one of the 20th century's greatest singers was born in Philadelphia. The name on the birth certificate was Elinore Harris, born in Philadelphia General Hospital on Curie Boulevard in West Philadelphia, a tax-supported municipal hospital that ministered mostly to indigent patients. She became known to the world as Billie Holiday, a transcendent singer with a tragic American life. Fans of jazz - of music, period - will observe her centenary worldwide.
NEWS
July 9, 2010
Two people were wounded in a shooting Thursday night in West Philadelphia, police said. A woman was shot in the left ankle and a man was shot in the right shoulder in the 5500 block of Master Street around 10:30 p.m., police said. The pair were shot outside a house by a male on a bicycle who then rode south on 55th Street, police said. - Robert Moran
NEWS
December 28, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, STAFF WRITER
A teenager was fatally shot Saturday evening in West Philadelphia. Police said the teen, whom they did not identify, was struck several times in the torso. The incident took place in the 800 block of North 41st Street, police said. The teenager was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 6 p.m. Motive for the shooting had not yet been determined, police said. Being sought in connection with the incident was a black man in his early 20s who reportedly fled the scene in a green Ford Crown Victoria with a Pennsylvania license plate.
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NEWS
September 15, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia suffered a day of mayhem Tuesday as gun violence left three people dead and at least seven others wounded across the city. Among the victims was a pregnant woman who was shot in the head and stomach in an afternoon triple shooting in the city's Kensington section. The total homicide tally included a woman found stabbed to death in her home in the city's Northeast during a murder-suicide , police said Wednesday. The first shooting victim on Tuesday was a 25-year-old man gunned down shortly after 9 a.m. in West Philadelphia.
SPORTS
September 15, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Bartram football coach Jim Chapman has a father who served in the military. West Philadelphia coach Frank Steed served 28 years with the Philadelphia Police Department. Mastery North coach John Davidson has family and friends who have served in the armed forces and as police officers. After players and coaches from Woodrow Wilson - a public school in Camden - took a knee during the national anthem before a game last weekend, coaches in Southeast Pennsylvania talked about he issue.
NEWS
September 14, 2016
Police on Monday identified two officers involved in an exchange of gunfire with a man who allegedly shot at them in West Philadelphia last week. Officers Anthony Panichelli and Jude McKenna, both three-year veterans of the force, were responding to a domestic incident Friday afternoon at a residence in the 200 block of South Millick Street when 24-year-old Kadeem Nelson allegedly shot at them from inside the home. One of the shots hit Nelson's 28-year-old sister in the right forearm.
NEWS
September 13, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Staff Writer
The political conspiracy theory sounds more dastardly the further you travel from Philadelphia, where the misdeed is said to have transpired. Psst, did you hear that Mitt Romney didn't get a single vote for president in 50 divisions in Philadelphia during the 2012 general election? Not one!   It is true. It is also not that surprising to Republican Party officials in Philadelphia. They are, after all, accustomed to dealing with a 7-1 voter registration advantage held by the local Democratic Party.
NEWS
September 12, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A teenager was critically injured early Saturday in a two-vehicle accident on City Avenue near the Schuylkill Expressway on-ramp, Philadelphia police said. The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. on the 3900 block of City Avenue in the River Park section of West Philadelphia. A 29-year-old Philadelphia man, driving a 2015 Ford Fusion at high speed northbound, slammed into the back of a 2000 Honda Accord heading in the same direction, police said. A 17-year-old boy who was sitting in the backseat of the Accord suffered severe head trauma and was taken to Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood.
BUSINESS
September 12, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
The setting: the Weymouth building of Lancaster Court Apartments. The event: move-in day at St. Joseph's University. The mood: tired and sweaty from carrying so much stuff up so many steps as temperatures climbed, too, into the 90s. The exception to this overall miserable scene late last month: Isabela Garcia. A 19-year-old sophomore from Panama, Garcia was the picture of Zen, chilling in her air-conditioned room while two guys lugged in seven boxes, two duffel bags, and two large trash bags full of her belongings, as well as a plastic cabinet, a hamper, a comforter, and a mini-fridge.
BUSINESS
September 11, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
A device that tells blind people what they're "looking" at. An immunotherapy to combat an aggressive form of breast cancer. A search engine for investigators that compiles in a single report more than 50 identifiable pieces of information on a person. A wireless platform to achieve energy savings and optimization. An app linking locally sourced businesses with like-minded consumers. This is a sampling of the Philadelphia region's startup community, an inventive, millennial-magnet, increasingly important sector of the local economy.
NEWS
September 10, 2016 | By Mensah M. Dean, Staff Writer
On a chilly day in February, a Delaware man named James Barrow walked into a Newark, Del., police station and started talking about the evil he'd done in Philadelphia. Barrow, who is 30 and has been arrested more than a dozen times since becoming an adult, told investigators he had been hearing voices over his cellphone and felt overwhelmed with guilt, according to two criminal justice sources familiar with the case. When detectives got Barrow back to Philadelphia Police Headquarters, they recorded him on video recounting how he'd killed a man and a couple, and robbed 12 others.
NEWS
September 9, 2016 | By Julia Terruso and Robert Moran, STAFF WRITERS
After initially declining to take on the case, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office on Wednesday charged a Delaware County man with the indecent assault of a fellow delegate at the Democratic National Convention. Walter Weeks, 74, of Garnet Valley, turned himself in to the police Special Victims Unit around 4 p.m. Wednesday. He was charged with a second-degree misdemeanor of indecent assault. His accuser, Gwen Snyder, contended that Philadelphia authorities had been dismissive of her claim.
NEWS
September 7, 2016 | By Jessica Parks, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police were investigating two separate attacks Monday morning that left two men dead. Around 1:15 a.m., police responded to the 4400 block of Westminster Street in West Philadelphia. The call had been for a shooting, but officers instead found a man who had been stabbed several times in his legs and torso, police said. The man, 31-year-old David Becton, was pronounced dead at the scene. Becton lived on North 46th Street, about two blocks away from where he was found.
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