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Arrest in attempted child abductionupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 17:04:00

An arrest has been made in the attempted abduction of a child in Philadelphia after a massive police manhunt.

Philadelphia mayor: $10,000 reward for suspect in attempted abductionupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 10:14:00

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has announced a $10,000 reward for the capture of a man who attempted to abduct a 10-year-old girl while she was walking home from a store with her 2-year-old brother on Tuesday.

Apparent break-in attempt at congressman's home, officials say updated: Fri Jun 15 2012 17:18:00

Men in masks apparently attempted to break into the Pennsylvania home of Democratic Rep. Robert Brady on Friday, according to his congressional spokeswoman, Karen Warrington.

TSA: Man at Philadelphia airport had fireworks, flash powderupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 16:31:00

A 29-year-old man was arrested Thursday after screeners at the Philadelphia airport found flash powder and fireworks in his backpack, the Transportation Security Administration said.

Jeep on runway in Philly causes controllers to scrambleupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 11:16:00

A passenger jet was just seconds away from landing Thursday at Philadelphia International Airport when a Jeep broke through a chain-link fence and drove onto several runways, forcing a number of planes to circle the area, according to an air traffic controller familiar with the incident.

Jeep races down runway, diverts planesupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 11:16:00

An airplane was seconds away from landing at Philadelphia International Airport when a Jeep drove across several runways.

1 arrested after hockey fans fightupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 16:07:00

A 32-year-old man was arrested and charged Friday in the beating of two New York Rangers fans outside a landmark restaurant after the Winter Classic hockey game on January 2.

'Hot' NHL jerseys seized at cold Winter Classic in Philadelphiaupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 15:10:00

Federal agents and Philadelphia police seized about $350,000 worth of counterfeit NHL jerseys and other fake merchandise from street vendors and international mailers at the Winter Classic between the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers.

Police clear Occupy camps in Los Angeles, Philadelphiaupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 14:14:00

Police in Los Angeles and Philadelphia dismantled tents and arrested Occupy protesters who refused to leave city property early Wednesday.

Lawyer: Police contacted in 2003 about chief suspect in Philly captives caseupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 22:03:00

Philadelphia police were told nearly eight years ago about a possible kidnapping involving the alleged ringleader of a group charged last week with imprisoning four mentally disabled adults, according to a lawyer for the family of one of the captives.

New details emerge in case of people held captive in Philadelphiaupdated: Sat Oct 22 2011 08:39:00

Court documents obtained by CNN on Friday reveal disturbing new details about the prior conviction of the alleged ringleader of a group charged this week with imprisoning four mentally disabled adults in a dank Philadelphia boiler room.

Fourth arrest made in Philadelphia captives caseupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 10:12:00

A fourth person was arrested in in the case of four mentally disabled people who were found locked in the boiler room of a Philadelphia apartment building over the weekend, police said Wednesday.

4 disabled adults locked in basementupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 10:12:00

A gruesome discovery in Philadelphia of disabled adults locked in a basement. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.

Philadelphia police probe 'complex' captivity caseupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 22:12:00

The investigation into how four mentally disabled people ended up locked in a filthy basement boiler room now reaches "way beyond the borders of Philadelphia," the city's police commissioner said Monday.

Landlord finds mentally disabled people locked in basement; 3 arrestedupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 09:26:00

At first, a Philadelphia landlord said, he thought one of his tenants was attempting to conceal a dog after finding a dog dish in the basement of his apartment building.

High court ruling means execution unlikely in 1981 cop-killingupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 13:33:00

The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal to get a new sentencing hearing for the killing of a Philadelphia police officer 30 years ago.

Philadelphia cop charged with rapeupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 05:23:00

A Philadelphia police officer was charged with rape Wednesday after allegedly assaulting a woman while on duty, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

Philadelphia officer faces rape chargesupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 05:23:00

HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell discusses a case involving a Philadelphia officer charged with raping a woman while on duty.

Dozens of teens detained after Philadelphia's earlier curfewupdated: Sat Aug 13 2011 10:15:00

Philadelphia police picked up 50 juveniles for violating the city's beefed-up curfew which took effect Friday night, authorities said Saturday.

Violent 'flash mobs' spotlight issuesupdated: Sat Aug 13 2011 10:15:00

CNN's Sarah Hoye talks to Philadelphians to find out what's behind the city's violent teen mob attacks.

Rampaging Philadelphia youth mob injures two, four in custodyupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 16:39:00

Philadelphia police arrested three juveniles and a 19-year-old on assault, reckless endangerment and robbery charges after a rampaging mob struck the Center City area, causing minor injuries to two people, according to police.

Airline passenger charged with making terroristic threatsupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 20:08:00

Police arrested a woman Wednesday at Philadelphia International Airport after authorities alleged she made terroristic threats and intimidated passengers and crew.

3 Philadelphia officers, 12 others charged in steroid bustupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 15:43:00

Three members of the Philadelphia police department and 12 others are being charged with conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids, U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger announced Wednesday.

Convicted cop killer wins new sentencing hearing in Philadelphiaupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 18:35:00

A former Black Panther convicted nearly 30 years ago of gunning down a Philadelphia police officer was granted a new sentencing hearing Tuesday by a federal appeals court, sparking a threat by the prosecutor to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.

Police arrest serial strangler suspectupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 06:38:00

Moments after identifying a suspect, Philadelphia police get a lead that results in an arrest.

Philadelphia officers shot; man in custody after standoffupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 09:10:00

Two Philadelphia police officers were shot but uninjured early Wednesday, and a man was in custody following a standoff that lasted several hours, police said.

Police: Murder work of serial stranglerupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 07:12:00

Philadelphia police say DNA evidence recovered at the scene of a murder matches two other murders in the area.

We're looking for a serial killer, Philadelphia authorities sayupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 07:12:00

DNA has linked the slayings of three women, Philadelphia police said Tuesday night in announcing they are looking for a serial killer.

Slaying may be linked to 5 other attacks, Philadelphia police sayupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 17:56:00

Investigators are looking into whether the strangulation death of a 27-year-old woman is linked to a series of recent attacks on females in a central Philadelphia neighborhood, police say.

Philadelphia police: 2 murders, 3 assaults may have same suspectupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 22:44:00

Police are investigating what they say could be a link between five attacks in a Philadelphia neighborhood, including two recent homicides and three aggravated assaults. Because of the location, the method and the description of the victims, police believe there is a correlation between the homicides and assaults.

Woman held in Kraft plant shootingupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 22:32:00

A woman is in custody after a shooting at a Kraft Foods plant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Thursday night, Philadelphia police said.

2 boat passengers still missing; firm says craft met standardsupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 18:54:00

Murky water and fast currents on Thursday kept divers away from a tour boat that is resting on the bottom of the Delaware River after a collision a day earlier with a barge. Two of the "Duck" boat's 37 passengers were still missing and hopes were fading for a rescue.

Two still missing in duck boat accidentupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 18:54:00

Two are still missing and an investigation under way after a duck boat and a barge collided on the Delaware River.

2 people missing after tourist boat overturns in Philadelphiaupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 21:02:00

A tourist boat with more than 30 people on board overturned on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wednesday after it was hit by a barge, Philadelphia police and the Coast Guard said.

Two missing in Delaware River accidentupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 21:02:00

A tourist boat carrying 37 people collides with a barge on the Delaware River.

Philly cop shoots himself on purposeupdated: Thu May 13 2010 06:37:00

CNN's Randi Kaye explores why a Philadelphia police officer shot himself, then blamed the shooting on a black man.

Commentary: Lock up teen criminals?updated: Fri Apr 09 2010 15:35:00

Ten years ago, teen Daniel Giddings shot a man during an attempted robbery and was sentenced to six to 12 years in prison. Cybill Shepherd's Son Arrested on Theft Chargesupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 19:49:00

Cyrus Zacharia Shepherd-Oppenheim, 22, is accused of taking items on a coast-to-coast flight

U.S. to provide $1 billion to hire copsupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 12:40:00

The federal government will give $1 billion in grants to law enforcement agencies in every state to pay for the hiring and rehiring of law enforcement officers, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday.

Black Philadelphia police sue over message board, say it's racistupdated: Sat Jul 18 2009 13:23:00

A group of black Philadelphia police officers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against their department, alleging an online forum geared toward city police is "infested with racist, white supremacist and anti-African-American content."

Philadelphia woman disappeared on her birthdayupdated: Tue May 05 2009 15:43:00

Lisa Michelle Hatchell disappeared on her 37th birthday: July 19, 2003. She was last seen at 10 p.m. on the street outside the Southwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, rowhome she shared with her boyfriend.

Cold Case: Lisa Hatchellupdated: Tue May 05 2009 15:43:00

Rupa Mikkilineni revists the case of Lisa Michelle Hatchell who disappeared in Philadelphia on her birthday in 2003.

Cops help dream up high-tech police carupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 12:57:00

Imagine the Batmobile busting bad guys in Bismarck, North Dakota, or "Knight Rider's" KITT corralling criminals on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Car designed by cops for copsupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 12:57:00

Carbon Motors' E7 concept car was designed by law enforcement professionals to be the ideal car for police work.

Police beating caught on tapeupdated: Mon May 19 2008 17:51:00

Fifteen Philadelphia police officers are being investigated after three suspects are beaten and it's caught on camera.

Mayor: Officers in taped beating will be fired updated: Mon May 19 2008 17:51:00

Four Philadelphia police officers will be fired, three others will be disciplined and a supervising sergeant will be demoted because of the violent beating of three suspects caught after a shooting, the city's mayor and police commissioner said Monday.

Officials: Race had no role in Philly police beatingupdated: Thu May 08 2008 23:05:00

The videotaped beatings of three restrained men by several members of the Philadelphia police force were inexcusable but had nothing to do with race, the city's mayor and police commissioner said Thursday.

Suspect in Philadelphia police shooting found in Miamiupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 13:33:00

A man named as a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, police officer last week was captured at a shelter in Miami, Florida, on Tuesday, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson said at a news conference.

Manhunt on for cop killerupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 14:11:00

Philadelphia police search for a man seen on surveillance video and is accused of killing a cop in a donut shop.

'Anything goes' on Philly streets, teen saysupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 17:38:00

On the streets of Philadelphia's toughest neighborhoods, just trying to get ahead can get you killed.

Streets of 'Killadelphia'updated: Fri Oct 12 2007 17:38:00

Someone gets killed on the mean streets of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, almost everyday. CNN's David Mattingly reports

Man questioned in fatal armed robberyupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 20:07:00

Philadelphia police were questioning a man Friday about the shooting deaths of two armed guards Thursday during an armored car robbery.

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