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14-Year-Old, Samir Jefferson, Shot Nearly 20 Times, Killed While Waiting For SEPTA Bus In North Philadelphia, Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a 14-year-old boy waiting for a SEPTA bus was shot nearly 20 times and killed in North Philadelphia Monday afternoon. Police identified the victim as Samir Jefferson. Police say two men are now being questioned by detectives for this ambush murder in broad daylight. “A vehicle, maybe two, pull up. Two males get out and start shooting at him, chasing him,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Monday afternoon, police rushed to numerous 911 calls for shots fired outside a packed Rite Aid at the busy intersection of Rising Sun and Wyoming Avenues in the city’s Feltonville...
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3 Injured, Including Teen, After Gas Explosion Inside South Philadelphia Home

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A gas explosion rocked a South Philly neighborhood and sent three people to the hospital Tuesday evening. The explosion left families without heat on a very cold night. It happened around 6:30 p.m. at 8th and Jackson Streets. “Three of my relatives are in a hospital right now, but everyone is stable and they are fine,” Vannary Kom told CBS3 Kom, smiling and feeling grateful as she told Eyewitness News her family is going to be ok. “That’s all that matters, they are all safe,” she said. Kom grew up in a home on the 800 block of Jackson Street. Now...

Teen Victim Speaks Out For First Time Following Racially Motivated Attack Aboard SEPTA Train

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The young woman who was brutally beaten as a group of Asian American students were attacked aboard a SEPTA train earlier this month is speaking for the first time since the assault. The 18-year-old Central High School student spoke outside the Municipal Services Building in Center City Tuesday afternoon, where people rallied demanding justice, safety and an end to violence. Christina Lu spoke to the crowd for several minutes. She recalled being kicked and stomped on in what officials called a racially-motivated attack on a SEPTA subway ride as she headed home from school earlier this month. In...

Philadelphia Police ID Suspect In Deadly Shooting Of Temple Student Samuel Collington

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police have identified a suspect in the killing of a Temple University student on Sunday. Samuel Sean Collington, 21, was shot twice in the chest following an attempted robbery near his off-campus apartment Sunday. Police confirm they have a solid suspect in the case. Three sets of Philadelphia parents are now planning funerals for their children — all gunned down on city streets. The youngest of Philadelphia’s homicide victims, as of late, are 14, 16 and 21. At a photo op, federal, state and city law enforcement officials took questions for a total of 19 minutes, covering ground about a...

Teen shot 18 times while waiting for bus to take him home from school, police say

PHILADELPHIA — A 14-year-old Philadelphia boy waiting for a bus to take him home from school was shot 18 times and killed Monday afternoon, police said. Samir Jefferson was waiting at a bus stop shortly before 3:30 p.m. Monday in a North Philadelphia neighborhood when two unknown shooters fired at least 36 shots, a Philadelphia police spokesperson said in an emailed incident report.

Hundreds rally against Asian hate after teens attacked on SEPTA

Hundreds of people rallied against Asian hate in Philadelphia Tuesday after a group of teens attacked students of Asian descent on a SEPTA train last month. Driving the news: Protesters gathered outside the Municipal Services Building in Center City and the School District of Philadelphia headquarters, holding signs that read, "Stop Asian Hate" and "Public Safety for All."

‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ At West Chester Studio

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!. This...

Historic Strawberry Mansion Holiday Tours

2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Join the largest of the Fairmount Park Houses for a special holiday event. Starting December 2 and going through December 19, Historic Strawberry Mansion will be brimming with holiday cheer and festive decoration. We’re delighted to welcome guests back for Yuletide for the first time in two years. This year we’re implementing “Pay what you wish” admittance at the door— no need to buy tickets ahead of time!

Qlik’s ‘Boomerangs’ Cite Company’s Culture, Freedom to Grow as Reasons for Their Return

Roy Horgan and Patricia Acrich, inset, are two of Qlik's many “boomerangs,” people who’ve left the company, then returned, often in a new role. Qlik employees Patricia Acrich and Roy Horgan are two of the data analytics firm’s many “boomerangs,” people who’ve left the King of Prussia-based company, then returned, often in a new role. This year alone, Qlik has had 32 of them.

Three Signs of Recent Pa. College Grads: Framed Diplomas, Ready Resumes, Mountainous Student Debt

The Class of 2020 at Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities carried the third-highest level of student debt nationwide, according to the recently released 16th annual report by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS). Patty Tascarella peered into that financial hole for the Philadelphia Business Journal. The TICAS report provides...