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‘We’re looking for you,’ Philly police commish tells shooters as murders exceed all of 2019

The number of people murdered in Philadelphia has reached a 10-year high with three months left in 2020.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Midstate man acquitted of killing wife who vanished 8.5 years ago

Jurors in Cumberland County deliberated for about two hours before acquitting 66-year-old Hap Seiders.
By The Associated Press

Philly Police: Homicide clearance rate on the decline as murder rates rise

“I honestly feel like the bad guys are winning,” said Kenyatta Johnson, chairman of City Council’s Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention.

By Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY

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Midstate funeral home director accused of mishandling bodies, records

Andrew Scheid's license was suspended, shortly after four decomposing bodies were found at the funeral home in Manor.
By The Associated Press

Fayette County district attorney announce 23 prison corruption indictments

“When we started this, we never knew how deep the corruption was."
By The Associated Press

Philadelphia officials ask residents to turn in unwanted guns

City Council held a two-day emergency gun violence hearing this week as the number of shootings recorded this year has spiked to more than 1,100.
By The Associated Press

Public money granted for midstate woman’s defense in kid’s deaths

Lisa Snyder is charged with first- and third-degree murder, child endangerment, and evidence-tampering.
By The Associated Press

Man accused of killing 2 women and unborn child in Carlisle

Prosecutors said the defendant had been involved with both women and had fathered children with both of them.

By The Associated Press

Ex-state lawmaker ordered to begin house-arrest sentence

Movita Johnson-Harrell was accused of taking money from the nonprofit and spending it on vacations, clothing and other personal needs.

By The Associated Press