Philadelphia

Aishana Clayton was allegedly caught in the act of stealing a pack of Pampers diapers at a Pathmark store and running out of the doors…

via BBC News A high-ranking Philadelphia Roman Catholic Church official has been found guilty of endangering the welfare of a child in a sex abuse case. Monsignor William Lynn was acquitted of two additional charges. Prosecutors alleged that Lynn, who supervised hundreds of priests, helped cover-up child sex abuse, often by transferring priests to new […]

Philadelphia police are investigating the death of a baby boy in Oxford Circle. It happened at an unlicensed daycare center at a home on the 1300 block of Hellerman Street, according to police. Investigators say the 4-month-old infant was found unresponsive by people working at the daycare shortly before noon on Tuesday. Around 20 to […]

Police rescued eight children from a Philadelphia home where four mentally handicapped adults were found chained in a cellar, according to Newser.com.

via CNN Three suspects accused of chaining mentally disabled people and stealing their Social Security checks were arrested in Philadelphia. They were arrested Friday after a janitor doing checks at a building found four victims — a 29-year-old woman, and three men, ages 31, 35 and 31 — locked up in a basement boiler room […]

Police are searching for a man who they say stole $10,000 worth of merchandise from a Philadelphia K-Mart. The man allegedly disabled the alarm and stole video game systems, laptops and televisions before fleeing in an unknown direction. VIDEO: Read more at theGrio.com RELATED: Cornel West: “Cain Needs To Get Off The Symbolic Crackpipe”

The 16th anniversary of the Million Man March will be held in Philadelphia on the weekend of Oct. 7-9. RELATED: Obama Campaign Launches Website To Address Unfounded Smears Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan will commemorate the occasion by giving a keynote address. The effort will focus on hunger, street violence and political accountability, BET.com reports. […]

A Philadelphia mother ready to return to work after giving her son a kidney finds out she doesn’t have a job to return to. Claudia Rendon didn’t hesitate when her son needed one of her kidneys. But she didn’t think she’d have to choose between her child and her job. She needed a leave of […]

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has extended the city’s juvenile curfew, the mayor’s office announced Tuesday. The curfew, which has been in effect since Aug.12, was instituted in response to a string of mob attacks by young people who gathered using text messages and social media to alert one another. The 9 p.m. curfew is in […]

The body of a recent Temple University graduate who was reported missing Friday was found in the Delaware River in New Jersey Monday morning, police say. Roswell Friend, the 22-year-old who was a member of Temple’s track team, was found dead by the New Jersey State Police marine unit in the Delaware River in Riverton, […]

PHILADELPHIA _ Six spectators were shot at a basketball game in Philadelphia. The shooting occurred at the Kingsessing Recreation Center’s outdoor basketball courts shortly before 9PM. According to police reports, two men got into a shootout and injured five men and one women who were all innocent bystanders. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: During halftime, a […]

PHILADELPHIA-Two men are charged with shooting at a Philadelphia bus after a woman asked them to shoot a passenger for criticizing her for hitting her child. Fox News reports: Chapman then made a phone call directing brothers, Karon and Raheen Patterson, to fire at the passenger when the bus arrived at her stop, prosecutors say. […]