Pennsylvania officials demand action on guns after violent shootout

CBS NewsLawmakers in Philadelphia on Thursday called for action on gun reform after an hourslong standoff left six police officers wounded. The officers were left with non-life-threatening injuries, and officials said they were amazed no one died in the dramatic ...

August 15th 2019


'Nothing short of a miracle': Dramatic standoff with Philadelphia gunman ends with no loss of life

USA TODAYAt one point, with hundreds of officers pinned down by erratic gunfire, a SWAT team rescued two officers trapped upstairs with handcuffed prisoners in the north Philadelphia home. In the end, the police tactics worked as the shooter, with his hands up, was ...

August 15th 2019


Philadelphia Shooting Suspect Surrenders After Standoff

The New York TimesUpdate, Aug. 15: Here's what we know about the Philadelphia shooting. PHILADELPHIA — Six Philadelphia police officers were shot during a standoff with a gunman on Wednesday that began when they tried to serve a narcotics warrant and ended more ...

August 15th 2019


'We have to do something': Mayor calls for gun control after Philadelphia shooting; suspect identified

USA TODAYPHILADELPHIA – A gunman is in custody after opening fire and wounding six Philadelphia police officers in a tense hourslong standoff that ended early Thursday. The gunman surrendered just after midnight when police fired tear gas into the home he was in ...

August 15th 2019


Philadelphia shooting standoff lasted 8 hours. Suspect's lawyer called him to help end it

CNN(CNN) For hours, bullets flew and gunpowder wafted through the streets of North Philadelphia. Police officers trying to serve a narcotics warrant entered a row house in the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. As they got toward the kitchen ...

August 15th 2019


Suspect arrested in Philadelphia shooting standoff

CNNSuspect arrested: A suspect has been arrested after barricading himself for hours in a house in Philadelphia, in a shooting standoff with the police. Officers and civilians trapped: Two officers and four women were trapped in the house with the suspect for ...

August 15th 2019


Multiple police officers wounded in 'potential hostage situation' in Philadelphia, officials say

Washington PostThis is a developing story and will be updated. PHILADELPHIA — At least six police officers have been shot in a standoff that unfolded in a north Philadelphia neighborhood early Wednesday evening, authorities said. Gunfire broke out after police served a ...

August 15th 2019


Philadelphia Police Officers Wounded In Gunbattle With Barricaded Shooter

NPRUpdated at 9:22 p.m. ET. Six Philadelphia police officers have been shot and others injured in a gunbattle with a barricaded person in an incident that authorities describe as "active and ongoing." The wounds are described by a police spokesman as ...

August 15th 2019


Six Philadelphia officers shot in active standoff with gunman holed up in house

NBCNews.comAt least six Philadelphia police officers were shot Wednesday afternoon in an active standoff with a gunman holed up in a North Philly house. A large police presence responded to a shooting incident at about 4:30 p.m. local time in a residential area of the ...

August 14th 2019


Police in active standoff with shooter who has wounded six Philadelphia officers

CNNThe information from the source followed a tweet from a Philadelphia police spokesman who said five officers were wounded. "Multiple injuries to Officers. 5 PPD Officers Shot - at area hospitals with non life-threatening injuries. Shooting still active," Sgt. Eric ...

August 14th 2019


At Least 6 Philadelphia Police Officers Shot During Active Firefight In Nicetown-Tioga Section, FOP President Says

CBS PhillyPHILADELPHIA (CBS) — At least six Philadelphia police officers were shot during an active firefight in Philadelphia's Nicetown-Tioga section and rushed to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police said. Another ...

August 14th 2019


The Philadelphia refinery that exploded had a history of financial trouble

CNNRefinery owner PES Holdings, a unit of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, filed for bankruptcy in January of 2018. It was able to emerge from bankruptcy by August of last year after restructuring $635 million of debt it couldn't afford. But filings show it is still facing ...

June 21st 2019


Massive Fire, Explosions at South Philadelphia Refinery Now Contained, But Not Yet Under Control

NBC 10 PhiladelphiaA massive fire and series of explosions rocked a South Philadelphia refinery complex, the largest on the East Coast, early Friday morning. The blast jolted people awake miles from the scene, but no major injuries were reported. The blaze at the Philadelphia ...

June 21st 2019


Fire sets off series of explosions at Philadelphia refinery

CBS NewsA fire in a vat of butane at a 150-year-old refinery complex in Philadelphia turned the early morning sky a bright orange and yellow and awakened startled residents with explosions that shook homes Friday. The fire broke out at the Philadelphia Energy ...

June 21st 2019


Philadelphia Oil Refinery Explosion Shakes City With Huge Fireball

The New York TimesAn orange fireball filled the sky in Philadelphia early Friday after an explosion at an oil refinery in the southwest part of the city. From Pennsylvania to New Jersey, there were reports of homes shaking, as people awoke to a smoke-filled sky and orders to ...

June 21st 2019


Explosions At Philadelphia Oil Refinery Sends A Giant Ball Of Fire Skyward

NPRUpdated at 1 p.m. ET. A fire at an oil refinery in South Philadelphia caused a series of explosions before dawn on Friday, unleashing a giant ball of flames and plumes of smoke into the air. The incident prompted a shelter-in-place order for a nearby ...

June 21st 2019