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Philly man has served 38 years for robbery of $1,200. Witnesses say he wasn’t even there.

Lawyers describe a tainted investigation with connections to the infamous 39th District police scandal. They're asking a Philadelphia judge to order an evidentiary hearing.

Pa. reports more than 100 virus deaths for third day; debate in N.J. over school safety

Coronavirus cases at the federal prison in Philadelphia have ballooned in recent weeks, with 199 prisoners and staff infected as of Friday.

How unproven allegations of abuse bar many qualified workers from jobs in Pennsylvania

“It was before they did any investigation. They didn’t have any proof. ... How can you put somebody on the registry before an actual court date?”

Why Philly Jews are arming themselves: ‘I’m going to go down fighting’

While some are responding with prayer and peaceful protests, there are those who feel that a pistol is just more reliable.

No bail relief for Virginia QAnon follower who came to Philly to ‘straighten out the vote’

The case of Joshua Macias and Antonio LaMotta, two armed men who drove to Philly to “straighten out the vote," should be treated as a “mass shooting that was narrowly averted," DA Larry Krasner said.

Pennsylvania prisons face a deadly ‘full-blown resurgence’ of COVID-19

By Nov. 11, the number of positive cases reported by the department stood at 442 prisoners and 244 staff.

COVID-19 outbreak infecting hundreds at Fort Dix is ‘escalating crisis,’ N.J. senators warn

Families and advocates are raising alarms about the conditions at Fort Dix, where 229 prisoners and 12 staff are now sick.

Philly’s boast: We brought the votes for Biden. Maybe we can stop talking about booing Santa?

In Philadelphia, all jawns are local. Vice President Biden's widening lead over President Trump is no exception.

Protesters march in Center City amid election demonstrations and release of bodycam footage of Walter Wallace Jr.'s killing by police

The afternoon saw hundreds peacefully gathering in Center City, moving from a “Count Every Vote” rally on Independence Mall to City Hall.

Musicians perform at South Philly High polling place as voters move through line by mid afternoon

Musicians perform at South Philly High polling place as voters move through line by mid afternoon