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6 arrests made as 'unruly' crowds cause Pennsauken summer kick-off event to end early

pennsauken event arrests


Philly bans license plate flippers, which allow drivers to evade tolls, parking tickets and police

Cherelle Parker safety


Homicides in Wilmington dropped to 20-year low in 2023 as violent crime fell

Wilmington Delaware Homicides


Cherelle Parker lays out plan to combat violent crime, boost police presence in first 100 days as Philly's mayor

Cherelle Parker 100 days


Mayor Cherelle Parker delivers hopeful message at inauguration, says 'it's on us' to change Philly

Mayor Charelle Parker inauguration


SEPTA Transit Police union votes to authorize strike, joining transport workers

SEPTA Transit Police


Philly police seize vehicle from car meet video, warn they'll seize others spotted drifting, doing burnouts

Philly Car Meets


Pennsylvania State Police begin testing body cameras ahead of full rollout

Pennsylvania State Police


Temple University police union calls for resignation of top public safety official after three officers fired

Temple Police Union


Temple University should include North Philly community in its new safety plan, proposed City Council resolution says

Temple University Public Safety

2023 Election

Philly's ballot question guide: Should the city save more for a rainy day?

Ballot Questions Primary


Woman assaulted in Center City sues nearby Marriott hotels for failure to keep area safe

Lawsuit Center City Assault

Higher Education

Temple president Jason Wingard to resign amid campus safety concerns, university says

Temple President Jason Wingard Resigns


Proposal for public safety director to appear on ballot after City Council overrides mayor's veto

Public Safety Director Veto


Proposed public safety director would oversee Philly's gun violence response

Public Safety Director


City Council urges city, state leaders to declare state of emergency in Kensington



Wary of violent crime, Philly residents are the most pessimistic they've been since 2009, annual Pew poll finds

Philly Pew Survey


Temple's public safety director resigns; university searches for answers to off-campus gun violence

Temple public safety director


To stem violent crime, Philly needs a united criminal justice system, police commissioner says

Outlaw Gun Violence


Center City adds 20 additional bike patrols as part of larger public safety plan

Center City District


Atlantic City votes to end needle exchange program, citing public safety risk

Atlantic City Needle Exchange


Philly City Council votes to stiffen penalties against dirt bike riders



Amid rising gun violence, Philly police increase patrols for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day gun violence


Philly outlines safety plan for Safehouse overdose prevention site

OPS Philly Safehouse

Children's Health

The car seat industry helped delay a child safety regulation – again

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Safety concerns lead Tower Theater to remove iconic exterior sign

Tower Theater sign removal

Public Safety

Is this prominent South Philly fixture the worst hotel in the city?

Penrose Hotel

Public Safety

Could a national gun buyback program reduce the 393 million guns on America's streets?

Odd News

Man stranded on Camden County dam, rescued Tuesday morning

Oaklyn dam rescue

Odd News

Scranton man allegedly enters elementary school, strips naked, pours soap on gym floor


Public Health

Spider-like, clinging jellyfish with intense stings spotted again at Jersey Shore just before Memorial Day weekend

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Philly voters OK hiring of 'public safety enforcement officers' to help police

Carroll - Broad Street rush hour traffic and pedestrians


This Sea Isle City street floods so often that it just got its own flood camera

Sea Isle City

Public Transportation

South Jersey mayors ask PATCO to reconsider late-night station closures

PATCO Train Collingswood

Odd News

Test dummies fly out of Ocean City roller coaster during safety check

Castaway Cove Ocean City Gale Force


Department of Homeland Security issues fraud alert for immigration spoofing scam

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2018 was the deadliest year for pedestrians in U.S. since 1990s

Stock_Carroll  - Pedestrians and vehicles in Center City


Man with loaded handgun buzzed into elementary school outside of Philadelphia

Stock_Carroll - Handgun with Bullets


New Jersey should restore 911 funding, freeholder says



Here’s why Temple police tweeted there was no threat on campus Friday

Stock_Carroll -  Temple University Campus Liacouras Walk


After backlash, Bridgeport Council won't pursue police merger with Upper Merion

Carroll - Bridgeport borough Montgomery County

Fire Safety

Philadelphia Fire Department to hold ‘citywide fire drill’