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Police ID wife killed by husband in gruesome decapitation

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Philadelphia police have identified the woman who was brutally murdered and decapitated inside her Lawndale home Wednesday afternoon. Police say a knife was recovered at the scene not long after that alleged suspect was taken into custody.The 41-year-old woman and the suspect were married and police are calling this a domestic homicide. Again, we want to warn you, the details are disturbing.Ahmad Shareef, 34, is charged with murder and is accused of brutally killing his wife Leila Al Raheel, 41, inside their home on Magee Avenue in the city's Lawndale neighborhood.Police say she was found decapitated Tuesday afternoon on...
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Exclusive: Philadelphia police uncover name of "The Boy in the Box"

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A murder mystery that has gripped Philadelphia for 65 years has been solved. America's unknown child, "The Boy in the Box," now has a name and criminal charges could still be filed.A child was found murdered, stuffed in a box and abandoned in Philadelphia decades ago. On Wednesday, for the first time, the Philadelphia Police Department said they have uncovered the boy's name."To have a name on that stone, that's what everybody has been wishing forever," Linda Tamburri said. "I'm just glad I'm here to actually know I'll see that little boy's name on the stone."Cemetery workers...
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DNA helped solve "The Boy in the Box's" identity. Here's how it works.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- CBS3 Investigations has learned the Philadelphia Police Department has established the identity of the murder victim known only as "The Boy in the Box." His remains were found in February 1957, discarded along Susquehanna Road.Sources tell CBS3 Chief Investigative Reporter Joe Holden that even after all this time, there could still be arrests.DNA helped investigators solve the boy's identity. Here's how DNA works.DNA is like a cellular fingerprint that identifies every cell in a person's body and their family history. In medicine, it's used to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. For law enforcement, DNA is...

PPA says it's evaluating safety of employees following shooting

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A Philadelphia Parking Authority officer continues to recover after being shot on the job. The agency identified the officer as 37-year-old Tim McKenzie.Eyewitness News spoke to the officer's mother who said she is overwhelmed at the moment and that her only concern right now is for her son.Meanwhile, people in the neighborhood where this happened are worried about concerned for their own safety."I see the video yesterday on Instagram, the guy walked up and shot him in the back. No fight. No talk. Nothing," Sam Balech, owner of Leandro's Pizza, said. The surveillance video is hard to watch....

Lockheed Martin secures $139.7M defense contract

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (LMT) is awarded a ~$139.69M modification (P00029) to previously awarded contract HQ085121C0001 under Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Case JA-P-NCO. This modification includes cost-plus-incentive-fee and firm-fixed-price contract line items. The total value of the contract is increased from $415.5M3 to $555.2M. Under this modification, the...

Should I Get To Philadelphia Airport Early To Have Lunch At The Centurion Lounge?

I have an upcoming trip to Philadelphia and haven’t flown there in years, except for that time when our JetBlue flight was diverted there for a medical emergency. Since my flight home doesn’t leave until mid-afternoon, I have the opportunity to get to the airport a little earlier than usual and possibly check out the AMEX Centurion Lounge.

Flyers built to fight, not pushed around under Tortorella

Don’t let anyone fool you. Fighting in hockey isn’t something of a bygone era. It’s very much alive and well. Serving the same purposes that range from settling a feud between players to kickstarting the lineup with newfound energy, the Philadelphia Flyers haven’t shied away from the old tried-and-true black-and-blue.
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Ex-Councilmember Helen Gym Joins Philly Mayor's Race

Former at-large City Councilmember Helen Gym on Wednesday became the latest candidate to announce a run for Philadelphia mayor. The announcement was expected, following her resignation from City Council the day prior, as required by Philadelphia’s Home Rule Charter when running for other office. The Democrat, who served six years in the council, joins a packed field including other former City Council members who resigned their positions this year to launch a mayoral run.