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5 takeaways from Monday’s Philadelphia mayoral town hall

Cherelle Parker and David Oh answered voters’ questions in a rare forum before the Nov. 7 election


Overdose deaths among Black Philadelphians rose by nearly 20% in 2022

The city announced there were more than 1,400 overdose deaths last year

News & Politics

Philadelphia judge dismisses all charges against police officer Mark Dial

A Philadelphia judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors had not presented evidence that Dial had committed a crime when fatally shooting Eddie Irizarry in August

Campaigns & Elections

Five for Friday: Summer Storylines

Revisiting the most significant storylines from the summer season


Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw resigns

Outlaw’s departure comes just months before the city elects a new mayor

Gun Control

Mary Gay Scanlon joins Philly advocates in calling for assault weapons ban

The Democratic congresswoman met with gun control and public school advocates in Philadelphia Thursday


A Q&A with Dave Argall

The Republican state senator and chair of the chamber’s education committee discusses the education funding trial and the state’s path forward

Capitol Beat

State Senate postpones Larry Krasner’s impeachment trial indefinitely

The trial, originally set to begin Jan. 18, is up in the air following a Commonwealth Court ruling.

Law Enforcement

Philly getting a big chunk of federal dollars to address gun violence and violent crime

Wolf announced $25 million dollars will be allocated to Philadelphia police, including $20 million for the DA’s office.

Capitol Beat

Select committee investigating Larry Krasner releases final recommendations

The committee’s report includes calls to increase police funding and allow recall elections in Philadelphia.

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House GOP announces articles of impeachment against Larry Krasner

The move comes just two days after the committee investigating his office released a report that did not recommend impeachment.

Law Enforcement

On day one of hearings to impeach Larry Krasner, mothers of homicide victims share testimony

Crime victims’ families told of grief and trauma followed by inaction and confusion due to lack of an adequate city response.


Jim Kenney’s ban on guns in parks, rec centers criticized as ‘meaningless’ amid state’s firearms laws

Even those with permits to carry could be charged with trespassing – or worse – if caught with guns in city parks.

Capitol Beat

House GOP jumpstarts proceedings to impeach Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner

Republicans in Harrisburg say crime goes “unchecked” under the city’s progressive top prosecutor

Campaigns & Elections

Mailer featuring gun to head of state rep causes upheaval at a Philadelphia PAC

An attack ad targeting state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler resulted in PAC members resigning amid the fallout