Oona Goodin-Smith covers breaking news and civil courts in and around Philadelphia.

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Protesters, National Guard gather in Center City ahead of 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.

Moving through Philly, Biden motorcade leaves National Constitution Center on Election Day

Moving through Philly, Biden motorcade leaves National Constitution Center on Election Day

Calls to ‘defund the police’ intensify after Philadelphia police killing of Walter Wallace Jr.

Those in favor of defunding say the police killing of Wallace is a tragic example of how their vision for policing could have changed an outcome.

Philadelphia is under curfew amid unrest following police killing of Walter Wallace Jr.; protests draw divergent responses from Trump and Biden

Police shot and killed the 27-year-old Black man in West Philadelphia on Monday, prompting days of protests, as well as vandalism and break-ins.

Couple gets engaged during protests in West Philadelphia

Amid calls for justice for Walter Wallace Jr., protesters and police witnessed a marriage proposal in West Philadelphia.

Ahead of National Guard arrival in Philly, tensions flared for a second night after police killed Walter Wallace Jr.

Hundreds gathered at Malcolm X Park and marched to denounce the death of Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man whom police shot and killed. Looting broke out elsewhere in the city.

Looting, skirmishes follow peaceful protests over police abuse against Black people and killing of Walter Wallace Jr.

Police and demonstrators skirmished at the intersection of 52nd and Market Streets — the epicenter of protests Monday after police shot and killed Wallace — and officers used pepper spray and batons.

'Mr. Motivation' leads protesters in chants in West Philadelphia

A motivational speaker known as “Mr. Motivation” pulled up to the police line at 52nd and Chestnut Streets with a trailer outfitted with basketball hoops.

Biden makes surprise stop in Delco; Trump holds 3 rallies in Pa.; Philly residents flock to early voting sites

Trump's triple-visit makes clear how important the Keystone State is to his bid for a second term, even as he continues to trail Biden in recent polls.

Voters across Philly wait through rain, cold, and long lines as window to cast ballots early closes

Voters said they were eager to cast their ballots and for the 2020 election to be over — and determined to make sure their vote counts.