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Stream it with WITF Passport: Vienna Blood Season 3

Max and Oskar are once again thrust into the underbelly of Viennese society.

By Christina Zeiders

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Homicides are down 8% in Philadelphia from last year, but shootings remain steady

The city has recorded 488 homicides as of Dec. 14, 2022, making the city unlikely to surpass the record-high 562 homicides it recorded in 2021.

By Sammy Caiola/WHYY

Police to reveal identity of Philadelphia’s slain ‘Boy in the Box’

The case is Philadelphia’s oldest unsolved homicide.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Pennsylvania Republicans try to make Philadelphia crime a central campaign issue — even outside of the city

Fear-mongering commercials pop up in breaks when the Phillies are duking it out in the World Series, or the Eagles are fighting it out on the gridiron.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

Alan Byerly, a Berks County man, sentenced to prison for attacking a journalist during January 6th Capitol attack

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced on Friday to nearly three years in prison for assaulting an Associated Press photographer and attacking police officers with a stun gun during the U.S. Capitol riot.

By The Associated Press

Philadelphia caseworker charged in connection to child’s beating death

A Philadelphia caseworker has been charged with third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and other counts in connection to the July beating death of a 3-year-old child in foster care.

By The Associated Press

Updated: October 6, 2022 | 3:42 pm

11 turkey farm workers in Central Pennsylvania charged with cruelty caught on video

11 workers were charged with animal cruelty at farms in Chester, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Perry and Union counties, police said.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press